Commentary (w/ research)
"The TOP SECRET to True Love"
It was late August 2014 when Solomon (Sol) Noblehart, an Operations Officer/Russian Linguist in the CIA, broke the story that would reveal the CIA’s greatest success, and simultaneously, its greatest failure – OPERATION HONEYPOT. What began as a legitimate operation in Russia inadvertently wove into an inconceivable cluster in the US, as secrets between couples, friends, colleagues, and intelligence and law enforcement agencies became intricately tangled. Just when it seemed the web of deceit would strangle everyone involved, Sol found a loose thread that when pulled unraveled the whole mess; however, the deceptions were unavoidably uncovered for all the world to see.
Only after lengthy and intense media coverage and congressional scrutiny, much of which you very likely recall, could the events of OPERATION HONEYPOT be fully understood, and, while in no way excused, appreciated. But the formal reviews missed a key aspect of the overall circumstances – Sol’s story. After all, Sol and his struggling marriage was at the center of the entire affair. The fact is, OPERATION HONEYPOT is merely the backdrop for a story far more worth the while to retell. Yes, lessons regarding interagency communication and cooperation were learned, but there are messages and a theme concerning love, marriage, self, and behavior – life – that deserve much greater attention.
Even entertainment big wigs a plenty, all vying for the right to retell OPERATION HONEYPOT, failed to see its true essence, thus compelling Sol to retell it his way. As such, Sol decided to retell the OPERATION HONEYPOT story, his story, in an unconventional manner – as two inseparable screenplays that approach a theme from opposite angles, one being a drama, the other a comedy. This left the big wigs feeling uneasy and Sol with only one option – to self-publish the screenplays hoping they would later be produced once a significant fan base formed. In order to ensure the general public could fully appreciate his screenplays, he asked Iona Freeman to write a sort of nonfiction, self-help, media guide, which thoroughly examines the valuable life lessons inherent in Sol’s story.
As Sol’s “partner in crime” during the unfolding of the real OPERATION HONEYPOT, Iona saw first hand that which Sol experienced. His journey involved navigating a world of illusions and secrets, but the architect of said world was not who you may think; it was not the people around him and not the CIA. The world of fallacies in which Sol was struggling to free himself was constructed and is still maintained by Hollywood. That is why he chose to retell his story as screenplays, and perhaps, eventually as films. In the meantime, with the publication of "REL TO ALL," which contains and comments on said screenplays, life’s secrets are being declassified and “RELeased TO ALL!” May you be deceived no more.
Plot (What happens)
Story (Why it matters)
Series of messages
An unspoken theme
In setting out to encapsulate the enthralling messages and theme inherent in the actual OPERATION HONEYPOT story, his story, Sol found it necessary that inseparable screenplays be written. The messages required that the theme be approached from opposite angles; therefore, “OPERATION HONEYPOT,” a drama, deals with truth, morality, and intelligence while “The TOP SECRET to True Love,” a comedy, deals with uncertainty, happiness, and emotions. As you can see from the graphic on the right, Sol's two screenplays run parallel to one another, following the exact same plot, only to converge in the third act at a moment that makes them virtually indistinguishable. But the outcome of that moment is a significant factor that makes the screenplays distinct, another being the story's dual approach to the theme. However, Sol knew no producer would be willing to make two nearly identical films. Not willing to lose the insights gained from this dual approach, Sol determined a non-fiction "media guide," which contains and comments on the two screenplays, should be released. That's when he brought in Iona Freeman to assist him.
"The TOP SECRET to True Love"
Commentary (w/ research)
THE INTENT BEHIND "REL TO ALL"
A cultural revolution in regards to humanity's understanding of love, marriage, behavior, and self, in that order, is absolutely necessary because our current understanding is doing nothing more than miring us all in pain, which is holding us back from realizing our true potential. More than simply entertain by retelling the OPERATION HONEYPOT story, "REL TO ALL, the screenplays within, and the messages and theme therein are intended to initiate that revolution.
THE STRATEGY BEHIND "REL TO ALL"
Considering the concepts we're targeting, once we've cut the surface of humanity's collective consciousness with the screenplays, it will then be necessary to go deeper with in-depth commentary. As you'll see in the book, beginning just after the screenplays, the concepts mentioned are thoroughly examined and inconsistencies in certain schools of thought, which are unintentionally maintain, are highlighted; since, several have indelibly impacted humanity's consciousness.
THE BOOK'S STRUCTURE
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LOVE
- The word for "love" is not used until ~2000 years into the history of the Bible, when God commands Moses to kill his son, "...whom you love."
- When people say, "It's strictly Platonic," when refering to their ralationship with a friend, what they should be saying is, "It's strictly Aristotelian." The reason is because Plato's ideal form of love, in which two people ascend to the highest virtues, can only occur once physical lust has been satiated...as in, not just ignored. Aristotle, on the other hand, believed the purest form of love was purely nonsexual friendship.
- Romeo and Juliet was very likely intended to be a dark comedy, not a tragic romance, making it a stark example of what not to do and NOT what to wish for in your life.
THE PLOT OUTLINE
THIS IS WHERE WE HOPE TO BRING HUMANITY WITH GENTLE NUDGING.
NOT IDEAL, BUT DOABLE, SO LONG AS CERTAIN MISCONCEPTIONS ARE SHED.
THE IDEAL MANNER IN WHICH TO REGARD THE CONCEPTS. HUMANITY IS NOT LIKELY TO GET HERE WITHOUT REVOLUTION.
“REL TO ALL”
THE WORST POSSIBLE WAY IN WHICH TO REGARD THE CONCEPTS. THIS IS WHERE MUCH OF HUMANITY IS TODAY.
THE ADAPTATION PROCESS - FROM FACT TO FICTION
MIND AND HEART
THE IDEOLOGICAL BATTLEFIELD
REACHING A WIDER AUDIENCE
Because of the obtuseness surrounding "REL TO ALL," Sol eventually realized the OPERATON HONEYPOT story, his story, would have to be told in a manner that attracted a wider audience. Therefore, he combined the two screenplays into a final, producable version. The result is a thrilling, romantic, spy dramedy. Head over to the "OPERATION HONEYPOT and The TOP SECRET to True Love" or "OHTSTL" website to learn more.