A. Dru Kristenev

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Former newspaper publisher, A. Dru Kristenev, grew up in the publishing industry working every angle of a paper, from ad composition and sales, to personnel management, copy writing, and overseeing all editorial content. During her tenure as a news professional, Kristenev traveled internationally as both a representative of the paper and non-profit organizations.Since 2007, Kristenev has authored four fact-filled political suspense novels, the Baron Series, and two non-fiction books, all available on Amazon.ChangingWind (changingwind.org) is a solutions-centered Christian ministry.Donate Here

Most Recent Articles by A. Dru Kristenev:

Left illogic: man caused Irma so fire-up electricity for cars

Sep 14, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Every day the left comes up with another mind-bending theory to throw against the wall and there’s always someone who buys into it without checking manufacturer instructions. For 72 hours it’d been that President Trump is the cause of the horrific hurricanes Harvey and Irma, plus José that still pummeled the Caribbean. Not that this is a new concept. President George W. Bush was blamed for Katrina and the fact that it was a racist hurricane.

Okay, so we’ve heard it all. But have we?

Seven years in transit(ion)

Sep 10, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Today is the seventh anniversary of surrendering to an unanticipated call on my life – that of selling off most everything, packing what was left into the back of the truck and leaving what had become my home… for?

That was the question. I really didn’t know to what or where I was beckoned but I was certain that it was necessary to be obedient to God’s prompting. For anyone who thinks it’s a relatively simple operation to pull up roots and drop your life in the Lord’s hands, turning you at will, His will, to travel where you’ve been invited to minister, the short answer is: it isn’t.

Limiting access to language, water and air in Harvey’s aftermath

Aug 31, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

As much as these issues may appear to be unrelated, it’s time the parallel was examined.

When we look at the devastation of Harvey, blowing in and out, up and down the Gulf Coast, water is not just overwhelming neighborhoods, it is an abundant commodity (that’s how government views this essential of life). The storm, in all its configurations, has pounded the Texas shore with over a trillion gallons of water (3.06 million acre feet) according to some sources. Mind numbing as that appears, the amount is hard to comprehend for those of us not in the throes of dealing with the water and the loss it has caused.

From eclipse to the apocalyptic

Aug 20, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

The following may be a shock to urban centrists who think everything revolves around large population centers.

For some reason beyond my ken, I seem to end up in the epicenter of cultural change and, in some instances, chaos.

This is my third cycle in Northeast Oregon where landowners fight a pitched battle with environmentalists and their allies, state and federal government entities hiding behind protected wildlife to steal property rights and real estate.

Violence erupts when misguided youth swallow rewritten history

Aug 14, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

As much as the usual suspects—left-leaning press, politicians and professors—are quick to blame every ill in society on all people with light-toned skin, the irrational head-bashing that occurred in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday will continue.

This nation was established on free speech, the concept of which has been twisted by progressive ideologues to mean “approved speech,” destroying the purpose of this most important aspect of the First Amendment. And on this day, someone died amid the havoc wrought by the arrival of counter protesters who believe that free speech means closing it down, and in attempting to do just that, they created an environment where the only thing heard were hurled epithets and thuds of delivered blows.

Again, libs have it wrong on low skill immigrants

Aug 4, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

As soon as President Trump and Senators Cotton and Perdue finished their brief introduction of the RAISE Act, the blowback from liberals reached gale force. Immediately, the cry became how the proposed bill discriminates against non-English speaking and low skilled workers who might seek to come to the United States. As to the preference for admitting English-speakers, White House aide, Stephen Miller, handled the issue with aplomb, setting aside any need to revisit it here.

Who is raising the next generation?

Jul 13, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

In light of President Trump’s advocacy of Western values at the G-20, hard questions must be asked of our current would-be parents, those of childbearing age.

More and more young people in Western cultures are opting to avoid procreation and sidestep the responsibility of raising a family. The justifications for choosing to remain single or create a relationship consisting of a married (or ‘committed’) couple and pets is burgeoning among the millennial and following generation—for the life of me, I can’t keep straight the ‘X’, ‘Y’, ‘Z’ nomenclature.

Thus the query stands—who will raise the next generation of teachers and preachers, let alone skilled labor, professionals and elected officials? Looks like it’s not going to be American, Canadian, European or other ‘first world’ citizens adhering to their native culture. They’re too busy with other endeavors, of which grooming youngsters to continue the West’s legacy is not among their priorities.

UK NHS wants “equality enshrined in law” for transgender, but not Charlie Gard?

Jul 7, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Disavowing God’s handiwork in order to remake Mankind (irony intended), United Kingdom’s National Health Service is well on its way to transplanting wombs into men so they may have the blessed experience of giving birth.

The obvious question is ‘why?’ Especially when the NHS does everything in its power to curtail the life of an infant whose natural parents are scouring every avenue to find medical answers to his maladies. The European Court of Human Rights refused to challenge the decision to shut down the baby’s life support. Is Charlie Gard not human that he has rights? Misnomers abound in our upside-down world with the NHS calling for “equality enshrined in law” to supply transgender females with wombs but staunchly deny breath to defenseless infants. With more than a million dollars raised to bring the child to the United States to undergo experimental treatment that even President Trump has encouraged, still the UK courts side with the hospital to pull the plug.

Facebook the ‘new church?’ Social media can never replace true community

Jul 6, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

We have a real problem when a virtual social order imagines itself to be able to take the place of human contact. The embodiment of living in a fantasy world, social media promotes existence on a level of reality that is fanciful.

Modern culture has come to a crisis stage where individuals are taught that it is enough to reach out via the internet or text to establish personal contact with another person. It isn’t. And Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion that social media is the “new church” brings home just how dysfunctional is the concept: “If we can do this, it will not only turn around the whole decline in community membership we’ve seen for decades, it will start to strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together…”

Terror rocks Britain but State deports Christians, EU sanctions East Europe

Jun 21, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Depending on who happens to wield the weapon of choice (be it gun, knife, bomb or motor vehicle) there seems to be a real dispute regarding the label’s application. Officials sit on their hands before calling it terrorism when it comes to dozens and hundreds (Paris 11/13/15) of Christians, conservatives, concert-goers or baseball fans losing life and limb.

Monday morning’s incident of a van driver mowing down individuals outside of a Finsbury Park mosque in North London was a different story. Politically correct officials had no compunction applying the term terrorist to the vehicle’s operator that was described as “white” which, by the way, also applies to the majority of the world’s muslims, whether they are of Arab, Persian, Pakistani or European descent—all are white or Caucasian. Whereas any of the previous terror attacks in Britain (London Bridge, Westminster and Manchester) were tardily tagged as such, including the Lord Mayor Sadiq Khan’s telling Londoners that terror is now an accepted risk of living in a big city, it demonstrates an obvious prejudice in favor of the muslim community at the expense of other Britons.

Russian honeymoon connection—Sanders-inspired Capitol ‘baseball shooter’

Jun 15, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

There may be another definition of ‘Sandinista,’ members of the socialist Nicaraguan party who deposed Anastasio Somoza in the 1979 coup—that is, a follower of Vermont’s favorite son, Bernie Sanders. Tongue-in-cheek as this may sound in light of the devastating Alexandria, VA shooting that has left Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana in critical condition, the contact was real. Sanders went out of his way to attend the Sandinista regime’s sixth anniversary in the architypal banana republic.

Yet, as Congressional democrats scramble to find any link to Russia, they conveniently overlook the one that smacks of credibility—Bernie Sanders.1

Paris Accord – another carbon credit scheme

Jun 5, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

“What would happen if He charged you for the air that you breathe and you couldn’t afford to pay for it?”1

God provided the heavens, the earth and atmosphere and yet, this is precisely what world governments are trying to do via the Paris Accord – charge us for the very air we breathe but we can’t afford to pay for it… nor should we. It is a gift from God. And despite someone like George Soros claiming to be god – he’s not, nor is any conglomerate of nations. As much as they think they can redesign the earth’s atmosphere, they can’t. It doesn’t matter how many countries sign onto a treaty or ‘non-binding’ agreement, one or 193.

Liberal racists incite violence on campus, public transit & public forum

Jun 3, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Appalled to watch belligerent mobs at The Evergreen State College and then read about the American Friends Service Committee sponsoring an anti-Israel forum in Washington, D.C., these issues have become personal. With chagrin I admit being a graduate of a well known Friends school as well as TESC because of the literal insanity that has infected what were once respected institutions. At one point in the 1970s Evergreen enjoyed high standing in the academic world as being a recipient of more funds in science grants than MIT.

Throwing the Friends school into the fray may seem a little unfair except for the fact that it has always been highly supportive of AFSC, and the turn that these liberal organizations have taken to assume the bigoted stance they claim to disdain is lunacy.

The absurdity and frank stupidity of the concept of this “Day of Absence” at TESC is encapsulated in this report: “The event, which is an annual tradition at Evergreen, asked white students, faculty and staff to leave campus for a day and participate in anti-racism workshops.”

Flaws in liberal “logic” regarding the budget

May 27, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

One unremarkable guest (didn’t get his name, in any case) appearing on the Intelligence Report on FBN emphatically asked how poor people are served if the budget is cut that goes to the very people who provide the services? What he didn’t understand is that the budget allocated to administrators only fuels administration. For the most part, a minor percentage makes it into the pockets of those meant to be helped and certainly doesn’t further the goal of assisting them to no longer need services.

My mistake, that’s not the goal of government these days, is it? The goal, which is so evident by the Left’s banshee cries about a budget that halts the egotistic growth of administration, is to proliferate bureaucracies—generally because that is Congress’ definition of job creation and maintenance. Employment in the private sector (which is what government programs should be encouraging) gets poor people to the point of self-sufficiency; administration of entitlements and benefits, to be PC about it, keeps poor people in bondage to the services that serve them poorly.

Trump’s detractors lobbing unsubstantiated accusations while they fruitlessly search for nonexistent

May 20, 2017 — A. Dru Kristenev

Straight from a no longer anonymous source—

After a year of turning over every rock and parting the branches of every bush, the source said that President Trump is probably the one individual with the least amount of dirty laundry ever to occupy the White House.

Flying overhead, J. Edgar Rostov Kite1 swooped down to reveal this and other secrets of the universe which he had been studying and perfecting for the last year. At the end of his rope, he admitted going to the extent of concealing himself by the drapes of the Oval Office after Inauguration Day in order to eavesdrop on the new president’s secret conversations (a difficult enterprise considering some kites have a wingspan up to six feet).

Still, it has all been for naught as Kite’s been unable to bury his beak into anything other than his own feathers. Missing his prey, his talons have only clutched the wind. Then, in the midst of all this frustration, he was ignominiously fired from his post.