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  • Writer's pictureKoos Kotzé

The Legacy Books Playlist

We have recently started a new playlist on Legacy Conversations. The nice thing with the channel is that control is easy. It's easy to try new things although the core will always be the veterans telling their stories to us. Many of them have already written books or are struggling to do so. These books are important because you simply cannot rely on mainstream history (or media) for the truth and nothing but the truth. History constantly changes to suit those in power. That is why we still don't really know how deeply compromised the former King Edward VIII (his full name is, Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David, the poor bastard) was with Adolf Hitler. One Anthony Blunt, then an MI5 officer, and Soviet spy (how ironical) had to retrieve damning correspondence between the abdicated king and Hitler at Schloss Friedrichshof in 1945. Do you really think that Blunt did not make copies for the Soviets? Well, since such papers and those of the Duke of Edinburgh (who recently died ) are classified and sealed away from the sheep (us) for decades, while the real history is hidden and will remain so. Therefore, books written by the "common man" are often eye-openers. They often tell the truth without fancy polishing designed to deceive or protect reputations.

Writing a book is the fun part, the easy part. Getting someone besides your mom to read your book is something else, especially when the playing field is totally askew and against the new author. If already rich and famous, for example, like Hillarious Clinton or Barack Obama, you will be paid tens of millions in advance and all negative ratings will be removed by Amazon. You cannot lose. For normal people, nah, no such luck and thus most authors have a full-time job to fend off starvation. What they need and seldom get is exposure for their book. You will also soon learn to read publishing contracts very closely and reject them as the rubbish they usually are (I did so numerous times with my own books). Publishers also seldom to never give back to the community. Few if any will ever say that 30% will go to Veteran Organisations. They are there for the money alone and screw the rest. They know that another "idiot" will be around the corner to be abused. That they take his pension money is of no concern to them. That they drive a new 7 series BMW and he an old crock, well, such is life...

At Legacy Conversations, we give back and will always do so. As an example, we have the Legacy Partners Playlist where we support projects like entrepreneurship, psychological knowledge, and more. We record the experts, all veterans, and they give us the information we need to help ourselves free of charge. Sometimes they ask for donations to their old unit, like the 32 Bn Association etc. We also have the Legacy Legal Playlist where you can get free legal advice on many topics. Yes, we give back. But it is for you to help yourself and spread the word to those in need. At first, I put the books (exposure is everything) in the Legacy Partners Playlist but now we decided to make a dedicated playlist, the Legacy Books. This is where authors (military, police, and intelligence genres that have something to do with South Africa) can come and tell us about their books. Whatever exposure follows is good for both of us. But mark my words, not one established publishing house will be welcomed here. This is for individuals, fighting against the odds, to get their stories out.

Many times these stories are vital to the reader - take the two I started with - "Safety Net" - a book on home security mixed with law. Or "Terrorist Takedown", on what to do if you walk into a terror attack (very possible when in Europe or USA). I am looking forward to the new playlist which will introduce a new book to you every Thursday. Obviously, our sponsor, George M James, will have most of the spots. Let me be clear, without that fellow this channel would not exist. But since he does not reveal himself, I will conduct the introductions and you will not be disappointed. His books are absolutely for those that enjoy "Legacy Conversations". Virtually everything he wrote in his books, 51 at last count including SW Fourie's "Sierra Whisky"), was confirmed by the Legacy guests. What many foreigners thought was "bragging" turned out to be facts that are backed by senior officers.

It is said that no one reads a GMJ without learning something and it is true. For the reason that the author reveals much of what mainstream wants to remain hidden, his books are suppressed. And you should ask yourself why, and then get hold of the boos before they are completely unavailable. As he says at the end of every blog: "All 51 GMJ books deal with modern military subjects like espionage, counterterrorism, military strategy, military history, and exposing mainstream media lies/propaganda. The GMJ books are a delight for lovers of military history with content to be found outside the schoolbook-approved histories. What is revealed in the GMJ books is shocking to the uninitiated. Prepare to find out the true state of affairs that no mainstream outlet will publish. If you wish to read about Covert and Special Forces Operations in sub-Saharan Africa, the new battleground where the radicals are to be found, the GMJ Books are the place to start. You will learn about covert operations, Special Forces techniques, and military history not known outside the select few."

I ask you to join me on this journey of discovery. Every GMJ book or my own that is bought supports "Legacy Conversations". It is that simple. Don't let an algorithm decide what you read.

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