My Name is Ben Rhodes (Benjamin F Rhodes). The name has been mine for seventy years. Before me, it was my grandfather’s name. Please do not confuse me with Benjamin J Rhodes, who was a former member of Obama’s staff.
When I started seeing the Obama staffer drag my name through the swamps of DC, I considered altering the way I sign my name. I considered my cousin’s approach. Though he had the same name as me, Benjamin Franklin Rhodes, he went by Frankie. I didn’t even know we shared names until I was in my forties.
I also considered simply adding my middle initial. (Ben F Rhodes) That would differentiate me from the man, but the way I figure it, it was my name first. If anyone should have to make any changes, he should. Indeed, I believe he owes me an apology, ruining my name as he has.
Sometimes, I wonder if people attribute my books to him when they see my name on my books. By the way, I started writing books back in 1990 or there abouts. I don’t think he was writing almost thirty years ago.
I will admit that he has had a little more success than I have, but that doesn’t mean his books are any better. I must admit, I have not read any of his books, but given his political views, how can they be anywhere near as good as mine? He just has the inside track with his liberal friends.
If I were to write the man and register my complaint, I doubt he would read it. If he did, he’d likely do more than laugh, if that. So I guess I’m just stuck. But I assure you, I’ll not change my name I put on my books. However, I just might start putting some kind of disclaimer (if that’s what it is called) to let the reader know that I am not that left winger who has no idea of reality.
By the way, lest we forget, the communists are responsible for far more deaths than the Nazis and WWII Japanese.
- The Vietnamese communists alone, in spite of the small size of the country, murdered over a million of their own citizens. Had it not been for those that escaped, the number would have likely been close to twice that.
- The North Korean’s, even now, are trying to hold the world at hostage. Might I add, with the help of the Chinese and Russians.
- The Red Chinese murdered, likely, as many or more than Hitler.
- There is no telling how many the Russian communists slayed, not to mention the vast number of those improperly imprisoned or driven from the country.
Do I mean to imply that Ben J Rhodes is a communist? I don’t know the man’s mind, only what he does and his friends. From that, I must conclude that his ideas are very close to Carl Marx, who, by the way, was the first communist.
By the way, at least I have the only website, BenRhodes.blog. I got it first and Ben J. Rhodes can’t have it, even if he is better known.