A. Dru Kristenev


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:

Racism, it ain’t; or whiteness or any other liberal fiction

Mar 19, 2019 — A. Dru Kristenev

Racism, it ain't; or whiteness or any other liberal fictionAfter the 2018 election of more democrats and outright socialists to the House of Representatives, reports of discrimination have ramped up. The first words out of the mouths of freshmen congressmen (this is the correct application of the title so drop the anger over sex assignment) have disparaged the process that assisted them entry into the halls of government.

Attacking the republic that gave the newbie representatives (and self-avowed victims) a voice that would be denied under the “democracy” they’re demanding, the bandwagon is now overflowing with constitutional illiterates working overtime to overthrow the precepts of America’s foundation.


Playing with fire: repubs brandishing liberal torch

Mar 1, 2019 — A. Dru Kristenev

Playing with fire: repubs brandishing liberal torchHaving lived and worked in both Cathy McMorris Rogers and Greg Walden’s districts, I’ve seen the infiltration of liberals settling in their rural, and historically conservative, regions. The result of the migration of leftists into right country makes it apparent that these two (and other republicans facing liberal incursion) will cross the line if the President can be expected to take the heat and cover for their transgression.

The 13 republicans who voted to disapprove the president’s invoking a national emergency due to the porous southern border allowing drugs, human traffickers and vicious criminals to saunter across, is nothing more than a political two-step (is there a pun in that?). Relying on the excuse that only Congress can designate funds, Rep. McMorris Rogers and the others decided to overrule their own branch that had legislated power to the president in the event of a national emergency, which would include allocating funds for the solution. (Note: the final text of the law is not available in digital form.)


UnAmerican “American” wants to come back

Feb 24, 2019 — A. Dru Kristenev

UnAmerican American wants to come backTo what purpose does Hoda Muthana really want readmittance to the United States? To live the good life or to do her part to undermine the government that guarantees it?

Once a person claiming citizenship abandons their claim by joining forces (literally) with an enemy, they have renounced any possible privilege of returning to that nation. And this is precisely where the “ISIS bride” stands.

To begin with, Muthana, although born in New Jersey to a foreign national who, at the time, was just released from the Yemeni diplomatic corps, and her attorney are under the misapprehension that she was ever a bona fide U.S. citizen.


The Big Switch – socialism’s plan

Feb 7, 2019 — A. Dru Kristenev

The Big Switch – socialism’s planCentral to political persuasion is the usage of words in modern language, how traditional definitions are subverted until the word means the opposite of the original intent. What is fascinating is how, by the time the word is accepted under its new guise, it is still emotionally connected to its origin.

Trigger words for today have long since been undergoing a slow transformation that has actually switched definitions but not the emotional attachment to what it once meant. As twisted as this sounds, it’s primary to converting and controlling public opinion. As an ideal illustration of this phenomenon are two words bandied about by media, politicians and pundits: Liberal and Reactionary.

We all know how the terms are currently applied, but are we aware of how the careful usage has preserved the emotional response of which word represented good and which was considered bad? Examining modern dictionaries, it’s found that the etymology of these words is fairly well ignored.


Education failure hands leftist media victory (or does it?)

Jan 29, 2019 — A. Dru Kristenev

Education failure hands leftist media victory (or does it?)Who is it that accepts as fact whatever floats across the newsfeed on their social media?

This question must be answered in order to see the complete picture of how this nation’s liberty is slipping through our fingers, fingers that don’t seem to grasp the enormity of the loss because of the blood on our hands.

Howling denial of guilt will come from all sides, left (that doesn’t care how it gains power) and right (that took its eyes off the prize). Honestly? The guilt is shared as one side rewrote this nation’s history and the other complacently let it become entrenched in education. We’re reaping the results of decades of allowing lies to be taught as truth to the point where the youth don’t and, frankly, can’t think for themselves. The ability has been educated out of them, and disdain for those who apply common sense has been educated into them.


Border crisis dictates (un)civil discourse

Jan 11, 2019 — A. Dru Kristenev

Border crisis dictates (un)civil discourse
Doubletalk has become the hallmark of democrat dialogue, hereby dubbed “DC” to cover both the place of origin and as an acronym for deceit and what once indicated civil exchange of ideas, discourse.

What came out of democrat leaders’ mouths after the president’s common sense appeal, January 8, 2019, for penny ante funding to secure our southern border was and continues to be “DC.” Nowhere in the comments of recycled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and minority leader in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, has there been any give when it comes to resolving their “manufactured crisis” that they try to paste onto President Trump’s back with every word escaping their lips.


The Christ Timeline

Dec 23, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

The Christ Timeline
Time is subjective.

No physics, relativity, quantum mechanics, or string theory will be found here because, honestly, they aren’t part of this vernacular.

All the chalkboards of the world filled with equations characterizing energy and mass reflect society’s penchant for defining and classifying what it sees and experiences to fit its limited perspective. That’s right, humanity limits the universe even while trying to imagine a bigger box that scientists believe they are “thinking outside.” No matter how you look at it, it’s still a box. A box that contains light and time. Except God, who created light and time, can’t be contained.


Corrupting nutrition with “food justice”

Dec 7, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

At first blush, it’s hard to determine if “food justice” refers to weighing the equality of edible components on one’s plate, how what is eaten affects one’s sense of justice, if food types and distribution indicates human equality/inequality, or…?

Actually, it comes down to an absurd, and flimsy concept, yet it’s being instituted as a minor field of study at one of the United States’ foremost agricultural schools, Oregon State University. Titled “Food in Culture and Social Justice,” the degree is faddish at best and pointless at the least.


Democrats use vote fraud to play their last hand: global warming

Nov 23, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Democrats use vote fraud to play their last hand: global warming
After two years of trying to pin the tail on the Donald to no avail, the democrats cranked up voter fraud to make a last ditch effort to suspend the workings of our Republic.

With Florida receiving the lion’s share of the limelight of midterm election ballot mishandling, little attention has been paid to other states where vote irregularities have cropped up. From California, Arizona and New Mexico to Wisconsin and Georgia, numerous breaks in chain of custody of ballots has cast a shadow on the results of races for state and congressional seats.


Founders wanted a protected press, not an elitist class

Nov 18, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev


Interesting how the press will call upon the Constitution when its suits their purpose but manages to miss the point entirely.

James Madison, in a speech before the First Congress, June 8, 1789 stated, “The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable.” (boldface added)


…To spite your face

Nov 9, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

…To spite your face
After every election there’s disappointment and regret. Disappointment if a candidate loses whom you supported with all your means. Regret if you didn’t stand up strongly enough for the candidate you believe should have won.

And then there’s capitulation.


Mississippi Senate Race: no split vote possible

Nov 6, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Chris McDaniel
Making his final tour of the state before Mississippi’s special election for U.S. Senate Tuesday, Chris McDaniel pulled into Hattiesburg to meet voters and candidly answer questions in an informal roadside setting.

In the middle of five stops planned for the last campaign day, McDaniel addressed voter concerns with equanimity despite the exhausting schedule. Unlike other candidates stumping for votes, he has gone so far as to publish his personal cell phone number, inviting people to call or text their concerns, which he has faithfully answered.


Who is demonizing who?

Nov 4, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon
A current favorite label used against political foes is “demonize.” If “racist” doesn’t do the trick of marginalizing ideological opponents then commentators, candidates and hacks are quick to defend themselves by complaining they’re being demonized by the opposition.

This week, Don Lemon, who is no journalist and hardly regarded as credible by serious news professionals (of which there are less than a few left in the world), managed to hit the height of irony in his comments on air. Even political pundits called him out on his statement that white men are the biggest terror threat in America.


Mississippi’s senate special election is a chance to seat a real conservative

Oct 17, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Mississippi's senate special election is a chance to seat a real conservative
The facts about the Mississippi special election to replace Thad Cochran have been completely misrepresented by the GOP “Vote Red” campaign.

Making voters believe that the senate race is the usual partisan showdown, the GOP has pressured President Trump to endorse the governor-appointed candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith who is a proven democrat in republican clothing. The MSGOP even went as far as to coerce McDaniel voters wearing red t-shirts emblazoned with “Trump Voters for Chris McDaniel” to turn them inside out before entering the President’s rally October 2. The GOP had not indicated that any dress code would be enforced.


Liberals emulate Iran: Guilt by Accusation, Sentenced to Execution

Oct 11, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Liberals emulate Iran: Guilt by Accusation, Sentenced to Execution
Day by day, the concept of fairmindedness is being drowned out by surging self-righteousness.

The democrat driven kangaroo court that tried to condemn Brett Kavanaugh on the uncorroborated testimony of a woman, who has since been credibly tied to FBI deep state assets, was enough to give pause in assessing the veracity of her charges. At least it was to senators who hadn’t fully succumbed to the minority party’s coercion and sanctimonious chest-thumping. They didn’t buy the guilt by accusation.


Twisted roots of identity politics and its influence on the Constitution

Sep 24, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Twisted roots of identity politics and its influence on the Constitution
Should anyone think that setting up a state where achieving equality is paramount, they are seriously misguided.

China’s institutionalizing social standards to which all must aspire is not a new concept nor is it a step forward in improving the human experience. It’s a rehashing of old control issues for despots who now have technology to assist their implementing a fully empowered state, which means a completely cowed populace.

“No,” say the idealistic millennials. “That can’t possibly be. It’s for the people’s good and freedom of expression, where everyone has what they need…. for free!”


Would it be so bad if California received a coastline overhaul?

Sep 5, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Would it be so bad if California received a coastline overhaul?
1971—The big Sylmar earthquake, 6.6 on the Richter scale, rocked the San Fernando Valley where I lived. The I-5 overpass north of the valley collapsed for the first time and Granada Hills neighborhoods adjacent to the earthen Van Norman Dams were evacuated, which meant a family of seven bunking with us in a three bedroom home already housing five people.

Interesting times to be sure but what does that have to do with today? I’ll tell you in my own twisted manner. Finding a place of refuge was a challenge amid a ruckus that naturally comes with ten kids jostling for space under one roof, but my older sister and I managed to find it once in a while in our bedroom. Trouble was, peace wasn’t exactly part of the prize as far as I was concerned.


ACLU is now making government policy?

Aug 19, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

ACLU is now making government policy?
This is how “democracy,” which is essentially a byword for communism, takes over. As disgraceful, unethical and unconstitutional it is to install private lobbies as policymakers, the practice has been going on so long that voters haven’t taken notice or care.

It came with the installation of “stakeholders,” another name for apparatchiks or party members, into officialdom. With the United Nations came the recognition of non-governmental agencies, something I learned about after serving as chapter president of such a nonprofit before I knew better. Over the last 50 years, the voice of so-called stakeholders has increased in influencing legislation, mostly through the legitimization of these special interest groups via the UN. These days, such organizations are ubiquitous. Everybody with a beef that sets up a nonprofit (the proliferation of 501s) and cries about injustice is given credence as a stakeholder.


Saving America in the face of leftists canceling law and order

Aug 9, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Winston Churchill: The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists
The conundrum facing President Trump, his administration and the majority of Americans who now support his agenda (for the numbers have swelled in the wake of the president’s successes) is battling blatant outlaws holding elected office and on the streets.

There is a concerted effort by leftists to destroy the fabric of our nation, calling it and those who stand by its founding precepts, everything from “unfair”—the crybaby wail, to “immoral”—the depraveds’ accusation. Both charges (and everything in between) are made by self-proclaimed arbiters of fairness and morality who do not apply the concepts to themselves. They wouldn’t know how to examine their own conscience if they had one, but deriding others’ is perfectly acceptable.


Twitter, Facebook and the war against logic

Jul 29, 2018 — A. Dru Kristenev

Twitter, Facebook and the war against logic
It really isn’t any surprise that social media giants are taking heat this last week for the ill thought-out actions of constraining free speech on their platforms.

Taking punitive action against individuals under the guise of saving users the pain of glimpsing an offensive meme, comment or video, Facebook, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube has been deleting, locking and hiding content of targeted accounts. Not only have they demonetized accounts of popular personalities like Diamond and Silk, the black female duo leading the pack of Trump supporters, but they have refused ads from republican politicians such as Tennessee Senate Candidate Marsha Blackburn and limited access to posts by RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel and Representative Jim Jordan.