The Capstone on Capitalism by Mark S. Tucker

I'm going to repost Mark Tucker's newsletters here on Fubar. The third segment of his Capstone on Capitalism series, which I just received, refers to the discussion going on over at BradBlog, and I eagerly await Part Four and will post it here as soon as it arrives.

 

 


VERITAS VAMPIRUS
LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #617   DECEMBER 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: The commencement of a 7-part, maybe longer, treatise on capitalismand the "Left".

 

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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

David Ian - Vintage Christmas

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07518.htm

 

Slivovitz - Bani Ahead

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07499.htm

 

Moraine - Metamorphic Rock

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07498.htm

 
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If you lack transparency, very quickly there will be a lack of trust. - Thom Hartmann, 10/11/11 -

 
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The Capstone on Capitalism - Pt. 1
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy, 8/25/11 -
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11 
 
 
 
I always wonder what people's political definitions are, and the more matters progress, the more mystified I become. In the Health series, as in much of what I write, I've been addressing how poorly we think upon so damn much, especially upon a goodly portion of the errors encountered predicated within indoctrinated words, definitions, and concepts that have no relation to reality. We are spoon-fed, we swallow, we never question, and then we regurgitate toxic "verities", though I'm quite sure, aside from Republicans, conservatives, priests, rabbis, imams, businessmen, and politicians, this is not the intent per se, not for the poor bastard gouting back out osmosed bullshit anyway. Most amusing have been the death-defying semantic saltations attempted by Mike Malloy and Thom Hartmann, both of whom feverishly wish to be seen as denizens of the true Left but manifestly are not.
 
Malloy is probably the most hilarious to listen to, very good at what he does. He rants himself horse night after night after night after night - when not pre-empted by football, hockey, basketball, baseball, quoits, lacrosse, hackie sack invitationals, Parcheezi marathons, dungeons and dragons bouts, and tiddlywinks tournaments - spittle flying, about how hideous capitalism is, how insane, how we should put all the capitalists to - well, depending on how who he thinks is listening and how that might affect his career/income stream - either death, pantsing, spanking, or a darn good talking-to, by golly you betcha. It's amazing he hasn't pulled a stroke cross-conflicting himself with such burning intensity, but Malloy, known to some as 'The "Left's" Limbaugh', a sobriquet perhaps a trifle purple, hasn't a clue about capitalism scholastically and hence tries to insert such devices as what he likes to call 'Malloy Socialism'…a wondrous philosophy which always somehow has room for a generous understated version of capitalism or pseudo-capitalism in it despite the fact that the modern inventor of socialism, Karl Marx, was hell-bent on showing why the capitalist "economic system" (capitalism isn't an economic system, there, Karlitos) must die if people are to live in any degree of propriety. In fact, whatever Malloy's idea of socialism might be, if he has one, he's never once made any part of it explicit in the least nor even vaguely hinted at particulars, just set the reference out as an arcane verity rescued from some remote corner of his thinking. I don't imagine he ever encountered the notion that the means of production should be in the hands of the producers else he'd not say what he does and damn capitalism all the more feverishly. Yet he doesn't.
 
Then there's Hartmann, who forever spouts what he calls 'small d democracy'. Like Malloy, Thom has, after years, failed to relate to his audiences just what it is that he's talking about. Not one molecule of what this 'small d democracy' is supposed to be has yet escaped increasingly agitated lips. And…is that agitation the result of his ADD, his ADHD, his years spent as Bernaysian propagandist for the business realm, or just the fact that he's finding it increasingly difficult to reconcile all these weird arrogations, derogations, and vague allusions into a cohesive package? Hard to say, but the guy's far from alone in the increasing wilderness of this so-called "Left" so numbingly populated by TruthOut,OpEdNews.comThe NationDaily Kos, and a variety of purportedly "radical" organizations touted as "Leftie" outfits. 
 
So let's look at capitalism. We've done this before and will probably do it again as all and sundry swirl about in the latrine bowl amid "Left" infauxtainers howling in pain or glee or both. Who knows but that a re-examination mightn't just sink in outside our intimate little circle here in V.V.,'cause the "Left" is working very hard to try to recapture its rapidly decamping minions back into the soupy fold, and that's a consumme devoutly not to be wished - good luck to 'em on it, in any event - though I think the fleeing hordes are fair game for better philosophies, and hence we pursue. As much as is possible, this newsletter, very much anti-devolutionary, intends to put a stop to any hope of returning to such bad old days, no matter how much glucose is poured on the memories by whatever butterfaced scions of the monied who may raise their pates and howl. 
 
In fact, it only recently occurred to me that what I've really been doing with V.V. - and what I've been doing ever since discovering, after asking for a micron of aid or info in resolving my OEN dilemma years ago and receiving nothing but lies or silence from the very radio personalities I'd been simultaneously lauding and critiquing, that Rhodes, Malloy, Hartmann, Friedman et al have been either in league with the that idiot Rob Kall (the subject of the series after this one) or covering his ass as a brother in career-arms - is taking away all their artifacts, one by one, standing them up naked in front of us as tools of the other arm of the oligopoly, the Democratic Party and its sub-function, the Progressive Democrats of America, the latter refusing to come out and damn the Democrats.They initiated their own Party with good reason, not possessing the least intention of real politics, yet another tea party of the rich, interested in onlythe preservation of concentrated wealth to whatever degree they can mange as a sub-tier of the secondmost egregious madmen and madwomen. Such a mission can openly be accomplished through subterfuge and confusion. An educated citizenry would wipe them off the political map along with the Dems, Repubs, and Libbies (the, um, Progressive Republicans of America).
 
We saw this sort of classic "Leftie" (Centrist) confuse-every-issue ploy exposed back in the early to mid 1900s when John Reed and an array of -isties of various stripes were around. Daring to show the college-groomed, corn-fed, diploma-totin' monkeykinder what the real workload should be, they were met with a massive propaganda backlash from "Left" and Right, an onslaught of curiously vapid but bafflingly effective emotional factuo-nonsense mired in reactionary redneckery. The intent was to distract and pettifog, as any real attempt at the meanings of non-capitalist ideology were hardly going to be found in capitalist propaganda regardless of its origins. That whole crowd had been well established since Horace Mann began the dismantling of American education system alongside much the same businesspeople who'd created and maintained The Mohawk Valley Formula. The disinfo side, as we know, won those wars, Reed and compeers met various fates, and so we saw necessitous rebellion averted, revived a bit later in the century with Buckminster Fuller and others. 
 
Fuller & Co. (Carson, Soleri, etc.) are now roundly ignored by the infauxtaining gaggle, a bunch who relegate such sublime personalities to the 'quaint oddity' rubbish heap, to the conspiracy theory crowd - and Fuller was most definitely a conspiracy researcher, as his Great Pirate Theory well demonstrates, an ideological beast far more cogent than any Hartmann, Malloy, Rhodes, and the entirety of the ilk has managed to cobble. Upon such actions, then, one can't help but form the opinion that this new radio apparatchik cell is a bunch whose ideations seem more and more to echo the Chicago and Straussian schools than anything else, weakly, flaccidly, some unwittingly, others quite willingly. After all, the Chicago School's little more than an infauxtaining unit itself, an illusion-front cobbled by capitalists, certainly not an educational venture in any classical sense. Leo Strauss was a devoutly rabid zero-sum capitalist, likewise the Friedmans, von Hayek, and so on. The Radio "Left", as we've seen, purports to disdain these elements but ever with diminishing fervor, and their affinities for tranvestitured capitalism are becoming just a skosh too obvious for comfort. 
 
And they know it. 
 
The real old guard, though, claims absolutely naked lawless business aggression as holiness incarnate while the neo's say "No, no, no, true sacred writ comes wrapped in regulation!", yet capitalism's closest synonyms are 'cancer' and 'rape', and I've yet to see either of the "two sides" pay much heed to law. Interestingly, then, the capitalists are the truthtellers here while the "Left" can barely get its cant through its teeth without choking, temporizing, dunning, and waxing noticeably uncomfortable at every turn. Revealingly, they tend to avoid any mote of the issue until someone else brings it up, after which the shift in personality valence is quite noticeable. Why would this be?
 
Capitalism has been most aptly defined, in what many sources call its underlying theme - and if you understand critical thinking and literary analysis, you know this element, theme, is the most basic motivation, the revelation of the bedrock words stack up upon, the truth beneath which there usually is no other - "the use of wealth to make more wealth", which is the most appropriate and simplest definition I've yet discovered, encompassing all of the perverted art of Economics in a partial sentence. This, however, is the meaning that never makes it to the dictionary, taboo even among the "Left", far too revelatory by any measure, but that's hardly surprising, as dictionaries have ever been a focus of intense political activity only rarely seen by the public and somewhat hinted at in Simon Winchester's The Meaning of Everything, a fascinating tome on the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. 
 
Americans need no more than just the VERY broadest inferences of the most recent scandals on that - not to mention tons and tons of earlier incidents - regarding Texas textbook publishers and such to begin to access this twilight zone of fact mangling, hideous doings we do our damnedest to not understand in full scope because we are, as John Harland succinctly put it in his same-titled book, word-controlled humans. A segment of the control protocols for that reside in implanted conditioning to reflexively generate and experience waves of horror, superstition, and reactionary behavior. 
 
The key terms are 'Marx', 'communism', and 'God', and we've been well-trained to mis-ideate each of them. Just listen to the "Left" if you doubt that.
 
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NEXT: Part 2.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

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Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
 
 
 
This e-mail was composed using 100% Free-Range Organic Electrons.
 

 

Capstone -- Part 7

VERITAS VAMPIRUS


LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #623   DEC. 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases.
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: Well, the series is going to run beyond 7 segments, casting its net ever more widely in order to fully sketch out the atmsphere the radio capitalists live in. Judging from feedback, this will present no problem, as quite a few readers are enjoying the inside look at the, heh!, "Leftyish" side of the industry, something no one else in the world, as a few have observed, is doing, not even the True Left, save for the far too occasional attacks by Margaret Kimberly and others at Black Agenda Report and elsewhere (and readers will recall that I very early defended Malloy against Kimberly's off-target disguntlements with Mike, a tack I yet stand upon). 
 
Oh, and Merry Fucking Christmas, Happy F'Chrissakes Chanukkah, and a Happy Goddamned New Year!
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Chieli Minucci and Special EFX - Without You

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07520.htm

 

Andrea Balestra - Fine Arts Avenue

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07517.htm

 

Mitch Forman - Sing Along with Mitch

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07519.htm

 
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Capitalism means the direction of industry by the owners of capital for their own pecuniary gain. - R.H. Tawney -
 
The truth is we are all caught in an economic system which is heartless. - Woodrow Wilson -
 
Laissez-faire, n. An economic doctrine which states that no act can be veil if it earns a profit. - Victor L. Cahn -
 
Under capitalism, man exploits man. - John Kenneth Gailbraith -
 
Everything is relative, everything is in chains. Capitalism is a condition both of the world and of the soul. - Franz Kafka -
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 7
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy 
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
Now all the people need the fake warmth of American exceptional feel good from persons who never have achieved much of anything and who want you to believe that they are exceptional people because of the loquaciousness of their empty altruism. - Malik Sekou Osei, 12/22/11
 
Passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil. - Martin Luther King -
 
 
The "Leftyish" (ironically, this is the wishy-washy term Brad Friedman just the other day used for Malloy & Co.: "the likes of popular lefty-ish talkers such as Stephanie Miller, Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Norman Goldman, and Mike Malloy" [BradBlog, 12/21/11]) talk show world is a very small one, an exceedingly precarious one, precisely because of capitalism, which they all, except Malloy, love to death, ironically enough. It's a form of sado-masochism, and this is why "Leftyish" infauxtainers rarely talk about it, also why true Lefties have to grin at the entire brouhaha, media hoisting itself on its own petard.
 
Here's one of the underlying reasons, among several, I began looking into the "Leftyish" side of the house in the way I have: as I was being pilloried and censored by publisher Rob Kall for Leftist views while ensconced at OpEdNews.com, I was also being complimented by damn near all the "Leftyish" pundits - except Ed Schultz whose interferatory producer, John Holme, is a wack-job - for various analyses rendered their domain. I didn't solicit these people in any way. Hell, I hadn't even known until that point that the high and mighty ever deigned to converse with the rabble, assuming they didn't since that had been mostly my experience as an arts critic. No, Rhodes, Malloy, and etc. always started the conversation with me, not the other way around. Thus, since I could obtain no communication from Kall on any issue or get answers to questions in any way whatsoever other than the spiking of a number of my articles, I decided, what the hell?, as Erasmus said, fortune favors the audacious, so why shouldn't a tiny little nobody writer guy like me ask the lords of the kingdom what they knew about this patriarchal bastard whose venue they appeared in, were benefitted by, but whose every word and action reeked of Rightism? Made sense at the time. 
 
I repeat: at the time
 
Having zero familiarity with the complicated "Leftyish" networks formed away from the public eye, of the webs of patrons and sponsors, of the true personalities beneath the social veneers, of the systems of hierarchy, of the perpetual Dem lurkers monitoring events, of the weighty book of unwritten rules, and of the entire mountainous burden of ceaseless obligations to the Paymasters, I foolishly fell for the talk jocks' collective on-air breeziness, imagining they took themseves each to be Jes' Another Joe, as I domyself. Heh! Oh, the naviete! But I was not to swab the water from behind my ears until well into the process.
 
Thus, when Rhodes wrote to thank me for defending her against Dennis Prager and his attack dogs in OEN, we exchanged a few missives, and then I asked her what she knew about this guy 'Rob Kall'. That ended that conversation in a heartbeat. Never heard from her again. Later, Kent Jones wrote to thank me for the "shrewd analyses" I'd rendered of him, Rachel, and all the others, complimenting me on a "witty style" as well, but rushed to inform that he wasn't gay and that if he was, his wife was in for a big surprise. I hadn't listened long to Maddow & Jones and had mistakenly assumed a bit too much of Jones' gay-friendly banter, supposing it rooted in himself being gay, thus saying so in print. A normal enough error, he understood completely, I retracted my statement, which had been neither insult nor derogation but only friendly mistake, and, after a few e-mail exchanges, I asked what he knew of Rob Kall. The line went dead.
 
Now I had two mysteries: who indeed was Rob Kall, and why were these so-called muckrakers, people who had more than a little power and shouldn't be afraid of seeming fleas like Kall, terrified of speaking about him? Is 'terrified' too strong an adjective? Should I just use the overly cautious neutered journalist's 'reticent'? Hmmmm....well, let's see, shall we? 
 
I next heard from Stephanie Miller. Same phenomena: a thank you, my reply, a few exchanges, the question re: Kall, subsequent silence. Then Norman Goldman: ditto set of circumstances, ditto death of conversation. Then Marc Maron, Sam Seder, and so on. The list is rather extensve - which means it ain't all that lengthy, Jeremiah, 'cause, as I opened here, the "Leftyish" world is minute - but the exact pattern emerged every…single…time. Here's what's even more weird: at the time I wasn't on the attack at all against anyone but Righties - George Will, Jane Harman (c'mon, you don't believe that Democrat nametag horseshit, do you?), and many others. It's what got me my non-arts-critiquing readership right off the bat, and rather prolifically. So, there was no reason for these infauxtainers to not give me at least positive feedback on Kall when given the chance - you know, the kind of crap Kall himself publishes in OEN from a sea of ass-kissing idolators the moment the funds dip yet lower - but I didn't get even the vaguest hint of that, not from anyone, then or since. That alone was and is concerning in an age where what isn't said is most often more important than what is.
 
I mean, think about it. I had absolutely no rep whatsoever in OEN except for my arts columns, which were quite popular, and then only whatever small notice my initial non-arts columns were garnering. I was in my earliest political-writings phase. That meant that no one had any clue I'd one day take the position I occupy now, everyone happy as larks with my work in Kissyfaceland at the time, yet the moment I dropped two words, 'Rob Kall', the party became a funeral, a dirge, a death march. If that isn't reason for exceeding suspicion, then you really don't understand the least element of investigative journalism. It's not just sufficient reason, however, it's red, raw, steaming, gobbets of bloody meat waved right under a newshound's nose. To have passed it up would've been an act of sheerest ignorance and incompetence, a journalistic sin, and I'm neither ignorant nor incompetent though plenty sinful. None would accuse of those first two, not even my bitterest enemies - of which I have many, I'm proud to say - so there was no way on Earth I was going to be a good Boy Scout like the "Leftyishes" themselves and let this trail run cold. Wasn't gonna happen. I had no clue, though, that it would lead to what it did. 
 
It became more than apparent that none of these generous, selfless, altruistic, fight-the-bad-guy figures I was applauding would lift a pinky finger to give me the minutest shred of data so's I could figure out what this psycho Kall was like, or even just try to get land feet under me with the incommunicative prick. I was, after all, on the other side of the continent and had no recourse other than futile attempts to e-converse, which he shrugged off instanter. I hoped to glean some tiny ingress somedamnwhere, but no, weirdly, not even after I'd well demonstrated I was "on their side", certainly far more so than the Right's, which I attacked at every turn, would these angels with halos, these help-the-little guy seraphim, these soldier-martyrs for the cause of truth utter a syllable. What on Earth was with them? Was I the naif here? I was stymied. But not for long.
 
One thing happened, and then another, and yet one more, and I was soon out of OEN, starting up Veritas Vampirus. As Air America fell, I investigated and reported my findings. By this time, I understood myself to be in a 'friend of my enemy' situation regarding the "Leftyish". By their silence, these people were declaring their friendship and allegiance to Kall. Through that, they ignored the ages-old adage that the friend of my enemy is my enemy, casting themselves in that position by the mere act, mindful or otherwise. It takes no huge modicum of brain to understand that the moment you stand mute in solidarity with someone embroiled in a conflict that your aid would resolve, you have designated yourself as inimical to one interest and beneficial to the other. No amount of maundering philosophizing will alter this. Understanding that, a situation I was powerless to affect, I accorded my new enemies the respect they deserved, and still do. Now it was just a matter of cataloguing the Kall Guild.
 
Soon I came to the attention of (Cary) Harrison of Go Harrison!, of Frangela (Francis & Angela, formerly Negro Nightly News on Harrison's show), and of others. Ere long, Frangela, who had subscribed to V.V. and still receive it, sang my praises ("Mark is brilliant!!" [6/24/09], etc.) at odd moments after I'd call in the occasional comments, but Harrison, a V.V. subscriber, seeing me stall out in a certain line of inquiry, wrote directly, revealing a wealth of data I badly needed, info available to no one outside the industry. It was a goldmine, but some elements were a bit unclear, so I asked if I might call to clarify them, as that would be easier than a stream of back and forth writing. Harrison graciously sent me his phone number, we talked, and I was thus able to report the result within V.V., very well received by the readership. And if you, dear reader, hadn't guessed his ID, because I wasn't revealing it at the time, enough time has now passed, and here you know it. Interestingly, in two brief-ish communicatins, Harrison gave me far more data than all the others combined and decatupled…FAR more. 
 
Friedman, in our much later e-versations, rendered a nice little tidbit here, a hint there, but later remonstrated with me for not being appreciative of "all the many inside infos" he'd "given up". In fact, those very things were few, meager, and far between, though well appreciated each time, as I clearly stated to him. He was not the only one to adopt that self-infatuated attitude, but the example is apposite to the matter at hand and is, more importantly, a cardinal trait of all "Lefties" near and far.
 
Why do I reveal all this? No one else is, why should I? For this simple reason: such lies and subterranean tactics need to be brought into sunlight. These people have nothing I want, nothing to offer, never had, never will, and only operate according to pre-establshed nepotistic networks in any event. Thus, even were I secreting cabalistic ambitions, I'd be ineligible. I'm not Them, I'm Other. I thought to perhaps work with them for mutual and social benefit, at least to nominally similar goals, but their one and only object in life is their career and the wealth each desperately hopes it will barvest - not truth, certainly not truth, though a belladonnaed form of it is what brings them money. Therefore, they do not share data with anyone except to groom future leverage or gather up present gain. Infauxtainers hoard and vend information as zealously and as readily as a merchant buys cheap and sells dear. This is what capitalism breeds.
 
Amusingly, they sell themselves incredibly cheaply, allying with weasels hopefully helpful to career and access, thereby creating boatloads of people to estrange for emolument, now their enemies. A year earlier, Mike Malloy, who'd subscibed to V.V. early on, (on 8/8/08) wrote a letter which said (exact quote here): "I FUCKING LOVE VERITAS VAMPIRUS!!!!!!!", so I wrote back, we exchanged a few e-mails on the subject of AirAm (uh-ohhhhhhh!), and then I dropped the bomb. Now in a bit better position to understand matters a slosh more holistically, I asked "Hey Mike, Kall is running accolades from you on his site's ticker-tape banner. What's that about, and what do you know about him?". He replied that he didn't know who the guy was, had never met him, and, because someone else had alerted him to this as well, could only guess that the quote derived in some offhand remark he must have made on air at some unascertainable point. "Oh," I replied back, "okay", and that, or so Malloy thought, was that. Unfortunately for him, I'd by this time been in touch with a number of writers Kall had pissed off or 86ed, good strong authors with temperaments not easily intimidated, so I asked one of them what she knew about all this.
 
"Mark, Mark, Mark," she answered, "you obviously haven't checked out the site in a while [true, I had not]. Mike is not only writing essays for Kall, and he's been a mutant form of staff member for a while!" I checked and, sure enough, Malloy had been at it for some time well before our conversation. He had, in other words, been lying through his teeth. Mike didn't, however, know that now I knew this, so, not long after his claim, he further wrote to send me his phone number: we could converse more easily and he could fill in a few holes on the industry and AirAm. Ah, sweet Fate, to have my moment cast so neatly! I called at the time specified, caught Mike on his way from somehwere to somewhere else with Kathy and Molly in the car, and, thinking this was not the best time, apologized for catching him importunely, remarking that I could call again. "No, no, no!" Mike said, "this is the only time I'll have until much later. That's why I cited this particular time".
 
So he rattled off a bunch of interesting facts, which I recorded for transcription (after Harrison, Malloy's contributions to my knowledge of AirAm's scandals were second best though far less multitudinous - for comparison, all Friedman's confidences amounted to about .1% of even just Malloy's) and then we got to shooting the shit for a couple of minutes. Nice enough guy, Mike, if you can avoid sending him into one of his trademark, insane, reactionary, berserker rages, a seeming impossibility if the radio show was any indicator, but the moment came when I needed to verify several disparate matters in one small question: "Mike, I'm being fed info that appears to indicate Rob Kall might have a hand in various matters - a small one, granted, but it seems to be there nonetheless at this juncture. What do you know about him?" And that, of course, was when he had to go. "Hey, pal, I gotta stop to get something to eat, we're starving, so let me letcha go. It was great talking with you! Let's talk again," and thus ended the colloquy. Silence, in other words, had greeted me once again at the back door. 
 
What on Earth was it that Kall held over these people? They were terrified of discussing him, to a man and woman. Were it otherwise, I'd have stumbled across at least one willing to speak, but not a single one arose. Even Harrison wouldn't talk about the guy, and he knew damn near everything that was going on in all Radioland, having issued from money and advantage, having groomed himself well in Hollywood and among cognoscenti, not to mention having a brilliant mind catching facts reflexively like a steel trap, extrapolating them cogently.
 
So, if nothing else, now I knew that not only was Malloy a liar but that he would keep on being one even when given the chance to walk his falsehoods back. Then I ran into Brad Friedman.
 
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NEXT: Part 8.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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Every 2011 issue of VERITAS VAMPIRUS is copyright 2011 by Mark S. Tucker but permission is hereby granted for reproduction in any format to any degree, except for profit, so long as the title (VERITAS VAMPIRUS), author (Mark S. Tucker), e-address (progdawg@hotmail.com) and issue and date are quoted in very close proximity to the article. People are encouraged to distribute V.V. as widely as they desire, except to OpEdNews.com, which is forbidden the above in full.
 
VERITAS VAMPIRUS is not available on any site, but solely as text message e-mail. Any who wish may receive it; just ask. Subscriptions are free. Unlike OpEdNews.com, TruthOut, and all the others, I’m not going to chivy your eyes out for gelt.
 
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VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out).

 

* CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

* Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

* Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

* The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

* William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

* Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

* Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

* Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

* The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

* Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

* Black Agenda Report: http://www.blackagendareport.com

* Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

* Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

 

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The CNS Animal Corner: these will cost you nothing. Click every time you get an issue of V.V., and sponsors donate $ to feed animals: 

 

* http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/home (food for rescued animals)

 

* http://www.care2.com/go/z/primates (food for primates)

 

* http://pets.care2.com/ (free surgeries / health care for pets in need)

 

* http://babyseals.care2.com/welcome?w=200015762 (protect baby seals)

 
 
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RE-DISTRIBUTE VERITAS VAMPIRUS FAR & WIDE.  
 
DE-FUND OP-ED-NEWS.COM.
 
PHUQUE PHIL HENDRIE.
 
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Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
 
 
 
This e-mail was composed using 100% Free-Range Organic Electrons.

This is getting extremely educational.

 

Reminds me of the old radio shows--tune in next time for another thrilling chapter in the exciting adventures of--and I'm counting the minutes.  ;)

Capstone -- Part 9

(This is issue #624, and it says Part 9 of Capstone. The last issue was #624 with Part 7, so Part 8 appears to have vanished or, more likely, been misnumbered.)

 

VERITAS VAMPIRUS

LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #624  DEC. 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases.
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: the exploration of capitalism continues.........and it appears Friedman's not faring too well in it.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Turf War - Years of Living Dangerously

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07574.htm

 

Total Babes - Swimming through Sunlight

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07573.htm

 
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There's no need for violent revolution. - Mike Malloy -
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 9
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy, 8/25/11 
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
Now all the people need the fake warmth of American exceptional feel good from persons who never have achieved much of anything and who want you to believe that they are exceptional people because of the loquaciousness of their empty altruism. - Malik Sekou Osei, 12/22/11
 
Passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil. - Martin Luther King -
 
You're another whore at the capitalist gang-bang...industrialist capitalist scum-fucks - Bill Hicks 
 
 
 
Despite all appearances to the contrary, I really am going to present a breakdown of what happened in my 90-second exchange with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com on the Mike Malloy Show, but only after I run through the last and this asides describing the hidden underbelly of the "Leftyish" radio world in order that the conversation and its ramifications be understood in fullest context. That, after all, is Friedman's eternal yelp, that no one's looking at matters in context, so I'll present the larger radio utopia to forestall the complaint before it even erupts, though in a manner I'm pretty sure he'll wish were never brought to light. 'Sides, I want plenty of time for that exchange to sink into the readership's consciousness.
 
Let me first re-emphasize that I like Friedman, despite whatever my polemic may indicate in exposing his and others' weird affinities for modes of tyranny and exploitation, and he was, during our very brief on-air chat, completely cordial, gentlemanly, and even gave me and V.V. a nice little pat on the back…while taking care he never identified to his audience just what V.V. was. Let me secondly uncover a bit of caller-investigator strategy: when you want to develop a rapport with media hosts but also desire to get their true personna, you don't just rush in and blurt out whatever it is you intend to say right off the bat. There's no strategy there. You instead, over a series of calls, slowly establish a number of conversational beach-heads and, if you can, tease out the host's true personality and tactics, - because what he or she is purveying over the air, except for Mike Malloy, isn't what’s really there. That way, you’re at least minimally prepared to handle 'em when anyone lets one of their ploys loose during a true exchange, when he or she tries to gain advantage through the innumerable little tricks employed as the headwaters of a need to control arises. It may or may not do you any good, the host always has the upper hand, but it doesn’t hurt and it may score, as Paul Kantner put it, a blow against the Empire.
 
On the other hand, if you don't do that, you’re certain to get ambushed every time. Even when things seem to go well, you'll never suspect what really happened, unless, or course, you're one of many plants in the shows. Once hip to the thicket of games, you hear the devices in almost every call fielded by every infauxtainer on record, with very few exceptions - Doug MacIntyre and Marc Germain the only ones I can think of (or rather, they used to be fair, perhaps now changed, I haven't listened to ‘em in years). If you want to observe the absolutely most devious discharge of it, listen to KTLK's Johnny Wendell on weekends, but first go back and re-read my several exposes of that asshole in much earlier issues of V.V., if you still have them, as the guy's exceedingly smooth in his tricks. Unprepared, you'll miss them. Wendell, btw, picks up his stategems from NPR. 
 
Ever marveled at how smooth and glossy NPR interviews are? There's a reason behind that, and, one time while I was listening, they revealed it, proud of the info-massaging techniques while not for a second realizing they were spilling the beans, something that must’ve occurred after the program aired, as I never heard it again, which had been at first precisely the kind of self-laudatory spot NPR loves to re-polish the apple upon over and over again otherwise, repeating time after time. This one has since been deep sixed. 
 
One must be patient, when doing what I do, from any position other than the sort of drooling fanboyism one hears from the "Left's" audience. When exercising a bit of restraint and a planned or semi-planned timeline, myriad factors not available to the herd are discovered, and one is able to see the flying fickle finger of pre-planned fate coming each time it's launched on-air, in print, or conversationally. But you have to first employ the process. This is not at all for the sheeple, not really, it's for you, to gain a deeper knowledge, the sort of proof that can only come of experience. Oddly, even when establishing that beach-head and when your fore-knowledge is known by the host, when the talk jock’s hip that you're on to his/her duplicity, it's still possible to catch 'em. That, too, is a learning experience. And you never know when it will come in handy, on and off the air.
 
I have, for instance, another ex-AirAm talk jock who's been playing games for over a year now, holding out carrot and stick, expressing unqualified admiration for my work while promising co-exposure on his site but doing absolutely nothing to fulfill that after successive it'll-happen-next-week promises. Like Friedman, he too emanates from the Progressive Democrats of America, so from where do y'all think this recurring phenomenon thingie tends to issue? Just the Republicans? C'mon. Republicans learned, for instance, a few things about vote and election fraud from the Dems in the 60s and have since enlarged on them. You won't read BradBlog discussing this, despite its "intense" interest in such things, but it's true all the same. And have you looked at the "Left's" idols: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Jane Harman, and all who've become uber-wealthy off inside trading all these years in Congress, guaranteeing the Iraq War and banking / realty criminalities would succeed in order to beef up the Congresspeople’s private holdings, sponsorships, and various whatnots? 
 
That's all Congress has ever existed for since inception among the so-called Founding Fathers (aristos): the means for the wealthy to assure the creation of legislation beneficial to them and their businesses and investments, as well as for the ambitious to serve those interests while horning in on the act. I mean, Christ, it's now so friggin' obvious that even the dumb-bell children of "Left" idiotspreche, the accommodationist gabblers over at TruthOut and AlterNet, have been running entire article cycles on just that - shocked, shocked they tell you!, that there's gamblers and monopolists everywhere! That's capitalism spanking itself through dilutive Rhetoric, far from punitive, instead an erotic stimulant to their financial perversions. And are you telling me the PDA is anything more than the revenant vampires, the brides in waiting of the not-as-rich-as-they-wanna-be Dems, a cabal attempting to force a place at the table among the top tier? Christ, just run your eyes over the list! They're doing the Mike Papantonio shuffle, posing as populists while making sure clients and upper-level partisans are likewise the filthy rich, fattening themselves, capitalists first and foremost. 
 
So, yeah, I'm cognizant of the frame infauxtainers dwell within, who their paymasters are, what that means, and what to expect as a result. So, too, should you. Thus, while this latest I-luv-ya-I’ll-publish-ya enticement issues from a gentleman who thinks himself le chat avec la creme, he's employing the exact same format, with a different come-on, that Friedman used when he approached a couple years ago. I know whence both issue and why. What this new guy doesn't know is I have a game I play as well, one neither nasty nor uncool, a mode wherein one discovers who the good guys are and who the set-up agents. Said provocateur just passed the year I give everyone after making their entreaties, offers, and promises, more than enough time to show the character 'neath the semantics. And I always give fair warning, even if only obliquely, to make good or prepare for battle. It's only proper. So far, sitting in a mud puddle of arrogances, not one has availed him-/herself of the opportunity.
 
I relay all this for one reason and one reason only: it's long past time the public started doing as I do. It's called 'monkey-wrenching', which is a sophisticated method of culture jamming. Don't like the way the table's set, can't find a place you want to sit 'cause both sides are repugnant? Turn the table over. Upend it. It's not all that hard once you begin to think properly. I've heard more than a few instances on air, interludes where the rest of the audience heard a monkeywrenching audience member and thought "What the hell was that? That was cool!". The first thing you have to do, though, is find out who your targets really are.
 
The baseline is a very old question: "Talk all ya want, but what do your actions tell me?". This is diametrically opposed to the "Left" mindset wherein reality is composed of faux-earnest blather issuing from one or more hosts in the skein of a networked cult of personalities. That one interrogative is in fact a cardinal tactic in determining truth from bullshit. Let 'em talk, but never forget the most fundamental analysis: what are they doing after words have escaped glib lips? The result of that observance alone is deadly effective, never in error, forms the backbone of my own modus, and should similarly invest everyone else's. You have to learn to be patient because the underlying trick in their game is to keep their audience and targets on tenterhooks in a variant of Obama’s “hope” and “change” bullshit - every promise and intimation, you may note, future oriented, never here and now. This keeps the target forever eager for whatever's being forwarded and never delivered. Such, if you analyze the psychology, puts you in a position of being controlled. The whole charade religious but without the God element. Control’s the entire raison d'etre of government, religion, and media. There is no other objective.
 
That year timeline span is what I've discovered presents a cage of the target's own making, allowing for multiple recurrences and textbook denotations of a much more complete picture. In the intel world, the same is employed. You can see it in movie after movie and read it in book after book. Human beings are clever, and words and actions can be read any number of ways…except when they repeat and repeat and repeat. Especially then, the words don't matter, the actions do. That's when the template arises and the lies strip away. After that, if you're falling for the blather, then you know where the real problem is. The mechanisms of logic are beautifully simple and never err. There are many other aspects to the mode, but I don't reveal them lest foreknowledge warn my own targets in an already overly complex synthetic environment. 
 
I called Friedman on the Malloy Show after a series of backchannel e-versations we had on various topics. That's how he knew of V.V. by the time we spoke. A brother infauxtainer had turned him onto the newsletter, and Brad asked to be subscribed. It was one more notch on my belt, I guess, if you want to look at it that way, already having many "Left" radio and TV personalities on the roster. I appear to be the radio "Left's" Bob Lefsetz: the industry hates my guts but reads every word I write. Between arts and politics, I have something of a long reputation: few desire to talk to me (and I fall down on my knees almost every day for that small mercy), and I get into a fracas about once a month, pissing off one or another, but no one's doing what I'm doing, and that alone attracts eyes and minds. This constitutes another factor the "Left" is terrified of: what the implications of the Net are, a complete loss of the information control shared by them and their sock puppet conservative counterparts, and what that means for all concerned in the next few years, if they have even that long. There's a reason why OWS wants absolutely nothing to do with the Democrat-ick Party or radio talk hosts (any apparency otherwise is completely fallacious and of "Left" radio MVF crafting).
 
But I liked Freidman from his substitute host gigs and Election Fraud work. I had him subscribe me to BradBlog, which I hadn't been all that aware of beforehand save through articles read here and there, and we developed a nominal acquaintanceship, but there's a number of pithy aphorisms dancing around the sentiment that one should never get too close to one's admireds because there's almost always a disturbing distance between act and substance. It's undoubtedly as true of me as well - or rather, of others towards me - as it is of anyone, but it's also the way we know where to sort out the hierarchy of personalities we meet, in this order: complete unknown, perceived stranger, acquaintance, enemy/friend. Interesting, no?, how enemies and friends occupy the top of the short pyramid, but that's of course due to the fact that, though anyone can walk up and smash you in the face, it doesn't happen often, and you first usually have to know someone fairly well to develop an enmity game. 
 
There's also a twilight zone between 'acquaintance' and 'friend' in which one can locate varying degrees of friendliness or antagonism, though someone's who's antago is not necessarily an enemy. Enemies are out to get you, even if only in the general sense, as with the entire Republican Party, and we find that we really probably have about as many true enemies as we have true friends: not very many. Everyone else occupies a sub-division from pal or buddy (or, on the other side: jerk or idiot, antagonist) on down to mere acquaintance. This applies as much to celebrities as to anyone. They are, after all, while styling themselves as ineffable, just human. 
 
Ah, but are they your friends?
 
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NEXT: Part 10.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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Every 2011 issue of VERITAS VAMPIRUS is copyright 2011 by Mark S. Tucker but permission is hereby granted for reproduction in any format to any degree, except for profit, so long as the title (VERITAS VAMPIRUS), author (Mark S. Tucker), e-address (progdawg@hotmail.com) and issue and date are quoted in very close proximity to the article. People are encouraged to distribute V.V. as widely as they desire, except to OpEdNews.com, which is forbidden the above in full.
 
VERITAS VAMPIRUS is not available on any site, but solely as text message e-mail. Any who wish may receive it; just ask. Subscriptions are free. Unlike OpEdNews.com, TruthOut, and all the others, I’m not going to chivy your eyes out for gelt.
 
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VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out).

 

* CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

* Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

* Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

* The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

* William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

* Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

* Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

* Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

* The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

* Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

* Black Agenda Report: http://www.blackagendareport.com

* Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

* Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

 

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The CNS Animal Corner: these will cost you nothing. Click every time you get an issue of V.V., and sponsors donate $ to feed animals: 

 

* http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/home (food for rescued animals)

 

* http://www.care2.com/go/z/primates (food for primates)

 

* http://pets.care2.com/ (free surgeries / health care for pets in need)

 

* http://babyseals.care2.com/welcome?w=200015762 (protect baby seals)

 
==========
 
RE-DISTRIBUTE VERITAS VAMPIRUS FAR & WIDE.  
 
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PHUQUE PHIL HENDRIE.
 
==========
 
Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
 
 
 
This e-mail was composed using 100% Free-Range Organic Electrons.

Capstone - Part 12

VERITAS VAMPIRUS


LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #629   JANUARY 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people...it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases. - The MiSFiT -
 
-----
 
THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
-----
 
The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: I think I'm back to just putting things out fairly haphazardly. No matter how hard I try to keep to a continuing series, there's just too much happening, and I can't keep up. This is, after all, and always has been a one-man operation. I don't have the capital of, say, a Brad Friedman to hire a buncha low-paid underlings. Besides, I field only rare complaints. Everyone seems to enjoy the slightly askew nature of the experience. I suspect that a large percentage of the audience uses or used to use drugs. I did, somewhat gorped 'em down in fact, but don't anymore, and I stick with my Bill Hicksian reflection on the time: though few will admit to it, when it comes time for the Baby Boom generation to hit the tar pits, they'll look back and find that the most fun they had in their lives was during the Dear Old Drug Days, the 60s and 70s. Either that or they're Republicans. Or Leftyish, the next best thing. That's the dividing line, I think: drugs. Whenever I attend a high school reunion or get together with people my own age (a rarity, I still don't like adults very much), that's always the point of reminiscence. 
 
Funny, though, isn't it, how the Stepford Left is even more Republican than Libertarians on that point? I can't decide if Rhodes, Malloy, Hartmann, Friedman, and all the others avoid this because they're embarrassed, terrified of their paymasters, or just never did them. Might explain a lot, though: the natural drugs, when not abused, are intelligence enhancers (so are a lot of the artificial drugs, surprisingly), and the Stepford Left isn't terribly advanced in its mentations, about two steps removed from Republicanism, idolators of capitalism, magical thinkers, terrified of democracy, reactionary to a shocking degree...sigh! What happened to the old days?
 
Uh-oh.
 
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I am a sect by myself, as far as I know. - Thomas Jefferson -

 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 12
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy, 8/25/11 
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
Now all the people need the fake warmth of American exceptional feel good from persons who never have achieved much of anything and who want you to believe that they are exceptional people because of the loquaciousness of their empty altruism. - Malik Sekou Osei, 12/22/11
 
Passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil. - Martin Luther King -
 
You're another whore at the capitalist gang-bang...industrialist capitalist scum-fucks - Bill Hicks 
 
 
 
The radio infauxtainer is not your friend and never will be. For one, each and every one of them is a living corporation (they keep this tightly under wraps, but it’s hardly a secret – check legal records, you’ll see it: they’re all incorporated as they piss and moan about the evils of corporations…just not theirs) (the lessons on this, btw, come from Hartmann), but, c’mon, it’s not very tough to realize they're barely amiable to each other when you bother to look beneath all the gleaming cellophane surfaces. Remember Al Franken when he was with Air America? It wasn't hard to tell he wasn't at all liked by any of his shiny expostulating can't-we-all-just-get-along “Leftyish” comrades. For one, they were envious as hell of his talents, which are considerable. For another, they were insanely jealous of his paycheck ($2 mil/yr. plus whatever perks he received, cited and uncited). For a third, if what I hear can be relied upon through the haze of competition, bitterness, and other emotional paraphernalia from peers, he wasn't himself all that nice a guy either, another climber just like the rest of them but with a far better rung position up the ladder for a commencement point. What exactly this means, and how percentages weigh in, as well as what's false and what's fully true, I have no 100% way of knowing entirely, but to anyone who paid attention to the AirAm shows, it was more than obvious there was bad blood between Franken and everyone - Malloy, Hartmann, Rhodes, Miller, etc. You didn’t have to be a professor in Shakespearean metaphor to parse all the thinly veiled animosity, and you certainly never heard Franken guest many fellow AirAm talk jocks except through corporate self-aggrandizement, did you? Though I may have missed an on-air mercy fuck or two, perhaps a management-forced tet a tet every so often, this was the case. 
 
Then there was Randi Bitch Queen Rhodes. Even if you weren't paying close attention, you followed very distinctly the pummeling she delivered her ex-husband (God help any poor bastard in and out of a relationship with her!) – one, after all, could hardly avoid it - then the snide or carefully modulated remarks re: radio compeers, slanting rather sarcastically when speaking of "the truthseeker" (Malloy), "the professor" (Hartmann), and most everyone in the trade who held no possibility of augmenting or advancing her career. Malloy likewise thinly veiled his regard of her and of others, and still does (less obviously so as he remains low man on the pole, concerned for the future, masking opinings more carefully of late, even as oblique as they used to be), but the sub-text is definitely there if you listen. Don't take my word in any of this, and don’t refer just to my Stepford Left time-dated citations in V.V. over the years, just go back and listen. The White Rose Society (http://www.whiterosesociety.org/) has an impressive archive and it’s all free (I doff my chapeau in their general direction for this), though I have it on fairly good authority that the hosts archived therein are presently going through and sanitizing their backlogs for precisely the reason I’ve mentioned innumerable times: the record doesn’t always speak very well on the positions these “truthseekers” are constantly morphing through as they try to jockey for positions in the Right-smothered media. The lies, compromises, and silences are prolific, the twist, turns, and snarls Laocoonesque.
 
Doubt me? Well then, just look at this very telling entry on WRS’s front page: “The Randi Rhodes Show - Archive service permanently discontinued”. Odd, no? La Rhodes was perfectly content to have her imperishable work carried through WRS, yet, at some point, decided “Aw hell no!” and told 'em to go take a hike. Randi’s unstated reasoning for this is that she now can make money off them via her subscriber service, but I’ve been told by a pretty good source that I figure into things here as well, that she’s quite aware of V.V., receives it through a subscriber, and that my references to her ceaseless position shifts have unnerved her. If the public wishes to listen to me and double check my assertions, thus revealing that Jekyll/Hyde persona, then they’re going to have to pay for the privilege is her mindset. It’s a good move, as who the fuck wants to give her $60/yr. just to verify what was once public? Not me. Hopefully not you. But I'm also told that, slowly and subtly, the audio records of the Stepford Left are being eradicated or revised, scrubbed, deleting out the too many revealing passages where so many of them can now be seen to have been full of manure, especially re: capitalism, Rhodes and her "I’ve always been against all wars!", and various other straightfaced inanities. Where, years ago, all and sundry relied upon philosophical steadfastness, they’re now a gaggle of Artful Dodgers and highly sensitive, woundable upon the subject.
 
Hartmann, Boy Scout that he is, on the other hand, has rarely said anything about Franken that was revealing, perfect ad-man/politician that he is. Thom wouldn't say 'shit' if someone were stuffing his mouth full of it, nor would he venture a slighting opinion of fellow professionals… nor, you may notice, did he have ever them on his show except exceedingly rarely, very briefly, most often only when management forced the issue, usually in a sterile tone and when some station calamity was occurring (as when AirAm shat on Rhodes). Everything Thom does follows a producting plan to commodify himself according to whatever inner vision of the end-game he holds ($$$). Compeers are interferences, time wasted, but there's an even more problematic element in the foggy haze of this milieu. 
 
The level of behind-the-scenes intrigues, throat-cuttings, backstabbings, and the pulling of others in front of bullets is no different than on Right air, if truth be told, or in any job situation for that matter. I've heard, from people in the industry, stories that are amusing, hilarious, dismaying, and shocking, from the rudimentary casting couch interludes with every Tom, Dick, and Manzo to really nasty imbroglios of covert court intrigues. Especially when host reduction time comes, the culling of the herd, or a profitable newcomer might threaten to displace a long-timer (for example: the bizarrely uncommented upon lunatic Phil Hendrie's elbowing in). Then the long knives come flashing. Is the modus clear perhaps? Is it's raison? It's capitalism. Friendships, alliances, and everything else go under the bus when money starts leering at its vassals, exposing engorged nether regions, crafting a come-hither smile. Nonetheless, for all that, there's a far more primal matter at work concurrently. It concerns the audience itself.
 
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NEXT: Part 13.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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Every 2012 issue of VERITAS VAMPIRUS is copyright 2012 by Mark S. Tucker but permission is hereby granted for reproduction in any format to any degree, except for profit, so long as the title (VERITAS VAMPIRUS), author (Mark S. Tucker), e-address (progdawg@hotmail.com) and issue and date are quoted in very close proximity to the article. People are encouraged to distribute V.V. as widely as they desire, except to OpEdNews.com, which is forbidden the above in full.
 
VERITAS VAMPIRUS is not available on any site, but solely as text message e-mail. Any who wish may receive it; just ask. Subscriptions are free. Unlike OpEdNews.com, TruthOut, and all the others, I’m not going to chivy your eyes out for gelt.
 
==========
 

VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out). If the links don't work, just cut and paste the URL in the Subject line.

 

* CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

* Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

* Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

* The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

* William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

* Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

* Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

* Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

* The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

* Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

* Black Agenda Report: http://www.blackagendareport.com

* Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

* Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

* FUBAR & Grill - Mark E. Smith's radically sane blog: http://fubarandgrill.org/

 

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The CNS Animal Corner: these will cost you nothing. Click every time you get an issue of V.V., and sponsors donate $ to feed animals: 

 

* http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/home (food for rescued animals)

 

* http://www.care2.com/go/z/primates (food for primates)

 

* http://pets.care2.com/ (free surgeries / health care for pets in need)

 

* http://babyseals.care2.com/welcome?w=200015762 (protect baby seals)

 
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RE-DISTRIBUTE VERITAS VAMPIRUS FAR & WIDE.  
 
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==========
 
Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
 
 
 
This e-mail was composed using 100% Free-Range Organic Electrons.

Capstone - Part 14

VERITAS VAMPIRUS


LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #631   JANUARY 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people...it is true that most stupid people are conservative. - John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. - Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases. - The MiSFiT -
 
-----
 
THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
-----
 
The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: a short issue, then on to an unusual inspection of Brad Friedman followed by a weird fracas twixt he, me, and Ernest Canning in BradBlog.
 
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For this is the journey that men make: to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much what else they find. - James Michener -

 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

William Duckworth / R. Andrew Lee - The Time Curve Preludes

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07524.htm

 

Nils Lofgren - Old School

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07590.htm

 

Libby Richman - Open Strings

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07595.htm

 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 14
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy, 8/25/11 
 
"I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!!" - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
Now all the people need the fake warmth of American exceptional feel good from persons who never have achieved much of anything and who want you to believe that they are exceptional people because of the loquaciousness of their empty altruism. - Malik Sekou Osei, 12/22/11
 
Passively to accept an unjust system is to cooperate with that system, and thereby to become a participant in its evil. - Martin Luther King -
 
You're another whore at the capitalist gang-bang...industrialist capitalist scum-fucks - Bill Hicks 
 
 
Malloy's real fundamental gripe, though, is capitalistic: the money he makes. He's informed his listeners that he's never made more than $125,000/yr. at his labors, poor poor thing (Christ, what most of us wouldn't give to make that kinda dough, hm?, and for only three hours a day, tough life!!, so, yeah, I'm weeping crocodile tears for the horribly mistreated gent, oh how he doth suffer, how heavy the crown of thorns!), but the true figure is at least $150,000. That's what he told me personally, but if he'd lie to the audience and say $125, what might I make of the $150 quote? The true figure is probably significantly higher. Everyone lies about their paycheck in a capitalism. You have to. In a socialism, the question would never be asked. Radio personalities aren't exactly famous for the truth anyway, so who knows? If Rhodes can claim to have always been against all wars while the record is perfectly clear she's a Harman-style warhawk, as is Rachel Maddow, then, along with all the other fantasies, the probability is that there's very little we can trust from these people. I mean, have you ever heard Hartmann, Malloy, Seder, Harrison, Garofalo, Kuby, Schultz, Friedman, or any of the others call Randi out on that outrageous fabrication…or on any of the myriad others? No, because she'd then start yanking their lies, and soon we'd have manifold dank skeletons leaping from unending closets in a thermonuclear talk jock WWIII. I'd love to see it, frankly, but there nevertheless exists a society of MAD (mutually assured destruction) here, and so all keep the ammo pouches close to breast…which gives Rhodes a copious advantage. 
 
Back to cases.
 
Ever notice what an incredibly tight and smooth delivery Friedman has? It's superlative. I have many times, in our side conversations, expressed admiration of it, asking Brad point blank directly whether he had any voice training or similar explanation. No, was his reply time after time after time after time, absolutely none, nothing whatsoever, negative, nil, zero, goose egg, nada, completely natural, brother, mean it. Ah, but the truth is another thing altogether. This will begin to address the inevitable cavalcade of lies one must unfortunately unpack when dealing with "Leftyish" personalities. It in fact is part and parcel with many other reasons I had for starting to place the already misused 'Left' in double-quotes for this crowd.
 
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CNS REPORTS ON OCCUPY WALL STREET
From Someone Who Attends a LOT…and is not a Leftyish Radio Jock Trying to Co-Opt It for Dems
By Mark S. Tucker
 
I’ve been critical of OWS, as I should, while in solidarity with it. It’s no secret I advocate open, massive, unfaltering, aggressive revolution – and why not? Newt Gingrich always has! (snort!) – as the only possible remedy to capitalism until that cancer is completely eradicated, no more than a vomitous memory, and OWS does not quite stand with me on that. That’s fine. They are not, as Friedman and others can’t seem to get through their heads, admirers of capitalism, but their opposition to it is rather febrile, their protestations admirable while often more than a little illucid. Like most, there’s a timidity factor involved. To excoriate capitalism is sacrilege, heresy, and all have been lifelong well-trained. Few have escaped that brainwashing. It’s like shedding religion. Just refer back to my fracas with, first, Friedman and then Canning re: such key points as democracy, which they imagine can only be a continuation of the purposely exclusive republicanism initiated by the aristocrats who hijacked Thomas Paine's victory and straitjacketed the country, wallowing in slavery, genocide, warmongering, and ever last cardinal sin in the human experience. Given such minds, I can't expect many to understand the problems in all this deeply enough to trend out what must occur for any hope of relief within any decently acceptable time frame in this culture, certainly not blathering Leftyish talking heads, not a single one of ‘em, not even Malloy’s tap-dancing, ceaselessly trying to co-opt the OWS movement into the Dem Party. And, of course, OWS is only quasi-Left.
 
Since it never agreed to do the Dem’s work for them, and now that the movement has inevitably receded for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the friggin’ winter (I was born and raised  in Mass., I know what it’s like), the profit-mongering sympathies of the media must constantly shift to whomever is next able to drum up enough numbers to appear sensationalistic. Contrary to all that, CNS, the official news source for V.V., gives a first-person ground-level been-there-a-lot overview that’s quite telling in its street level honesty and candor:
 
“It’s winter here in NYC. Hardly anyone had been going to Occupy Wall Street. Its just a couple of diehard people (especially a guy with a cat in his jacket who is there every day) who go there to maintain a presence. I still go there too. Then, a couple of days ago, the barricades came down, and lots of people came. It was due to a zoning ruling. I saw people that I hadn't seen in months. There was a line of us holding signs. It was just like old times. The media was out in force. A lot of media people interviewed me. But the next few days, it was down to just a couple of the diehards coming out again.
 
“The people had dispersed after the Nov. 15 police raids. A lot of the people went to churches to stay overnight, sleep. People went back to jobs. They found indoor places. They hold meetings at a public atrium at 60 Wall St., but the tourists & passersby ask what happened to everyone. It looks like the whole thing fell apart, disappeared. We tell them that winter is a slow time. Just wait ‘til the ' American Spring '.
 
“It’s really cold today, but it is Martin Luther King's birthday activities - yesterday & today. I'll try to get to some of those. I didn't feel like staying out late last night since it was really cold. There was a candlelight vigil by Riverside Church & a program inside. I lit my own candle at home & played the  'I Have a Dream' speech on You Tube.”
 
Quite different from all these Dem and PDA “Lefties” constantly elbowing their way in front of whatever cameras are trained on the movement, jostling as though saltating in a poorly executed satire of Monty Python’s whickermen, isn’t it? Now that she’s spilled the beans, expect to read a lot more on the true present situation. All of a sudden, you’ll see the “Left” forums playing catch-up - all they have to do is figure out an exploitable angle, money-wise, propaganda-wise, or otherwise. Won't take long.
 
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NEXT: The Rocky Horror Picture Show didn’t have enough transvestites for ya? Take heart, pilgrim, for we return to BradBlog. Getcher ruby red, glitter-betwizzled, chippy pumps on. Can’t figure out why? Soon, you will.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
==========
 
...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
==========
 
Every 2012 issue of VERITAS VAMPIRUS is copyright 2012 by Mark S. Tucker but permission is hereby granted for reproduction in any format to any degree, except for profit, so long as the title (VERITAS VAMPIRUS), author (Mark S. Tucker), e-address (progdawg@hotmail.com) and issue and date are quoted in very close proximity to the article. People are encouraged to distribute V.V. as widely as they desire, except to OpEdNews.com, which is forbidden the above in full.
 
VERITAS VAMPIRUS is not available on any site, but solely as text message e-mail. Any who wish may receive it; just ask. Subscriptions are free. Unlike OpEdNews.com, TruthOut, and all the others, I’m not going to chivy your eyes out for gelt.
 
==========
 

VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out). If the links don't work, just cut and paste the URL in the Subject line.

 

* CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

* Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

* Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

* Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

* The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

* William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

* Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

* Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

* Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

* The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

* Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

* Black Agenda Report: http://www.blackagendareport.com

* Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

* Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

* FUBAR & Grill - Mark E. Smith's radically sane blog: http://fubarandgrill.org/

 

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Capstone -- Part 5

 

VERITAS VAMPIRUS
LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #621   DEC. 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases.
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE:
 
NOTE: Friggin' HotMail burped and offloaded my copy of V.V. #619 ("Capitalism - Pt. 3) before I coiuld archive it. If someone would e-mail me back a copy, I'll much appreciate it. Thanx!
 
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 
 
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We're undergoing evolution, and all our institutions are crumbling and failing around us because they're no longer relevant. I say let 'em go. That's all. It's just evolution. Evolution did not stop with us growing opposable thumbs. We're at the point now in history where we can evolve at will, and the way we do it is we evolve ideas.  - Bill Hicks -

 
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R.I.P.'HITCH'
Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62
by Mark S. Tucker
 
Long-famed controversial Left polemicist Christopher Hitchens died on December 15, 2011, of esophageal cancer. His passing was mostly ignored by the "liberals", "progressives", and "Leftists" on radio and TV and in "Left" blogs (Malloy, Hartmann, Rhodes, Friedman, etc.), damning evidence of their increasingly inhuman wont as one and all vie desperately for a place at the starting gate in the new Clintonian race for the patronage of various powermongers: the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the Progressive Democrats of America sub-Party, the Libertarian Party, etc. - all the usual suspects, in other words. Half of these, the self-touted "progressives", at one time championed Hitchens as a hero, and he was a true Leftist, not a Hartmannite, someone who well understood what socialism and capitalism actually are, meaning: he understood that the former is not the watered-down "democracy" media infauxtainers tout nor the latter the just-a-tad-corrupted glory-trade cherished by same.
 
A part of the problem with this collective insanity of the "Left" in regard of the years-neglected Christopher is composed of the expected ills: jealousy and an inability to digest Hitchens' profundities married with the enigmatic turn the man took late in life, leaping across the divide to begin embracing Rightist ideologies. I won't profess to understand Hitchen's puzzling volte face on such cardinal points, though I harbor my suspicions, but I only too well grasp the "Leftist" wont: opportunism. Hitchens had long ceased to be even the sort of "Leftist"they favored, no longer,then, someone any of them might one day wish to latch their rotting wagons to. However, ignoring that display of naked avarice for a moment, not only were Chris' (yes, I know he hated that nickname, I'm listening to the audio version of 'Hitch' even as I write) brilliant essays provocative on many levels, but the sheer brilliance of his acumen as a writer was of the highest level, ranking with Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, and various others whom I greatly fear will also be leaving us 'ere long. Htchens' passing and the impending absence of a clutch of truly remarkable thinkers is upsetting. From that worrisome prospect, more than one silent question has hung in the air for some time now: Who will replace them? What will be the quality of the American brain trust?   
 
I remember well the first Hitchens article I ever read. I don't quite recall where or when that perusal occurred, though it was somewhere in my late 20s, but I was so shocked at the, what I will call, purity of his mode of expression that it was as if an explosion of light had gone off in my cranium. I sat down and read the piece a second time. I don't even recall what the subject was, just that unbelievable style he'd evolved, where every single word was not only important but extremely well chosen and placed. It was dazzling. I knew I'd just then run across one of the 20th century's great stylists, an artist-of-the-word regardless of chirographic genre. I followed his work in The Nation and elsewhere, not religiously but when and where I could. I still have a lot of his essays clipped from the Navasky era of The Nation (I dropped my sub when van den Heuvel took over, the Rightward drift was as obvious as The Atlantic's…though I still subscribe to The Atlantic, oddly enough). 
 
But I think I'll stop there. I intend to neither bury nor praise Caesar, to be truthful. I've never much cared for this regrettable habit we monkeys have of ignoring genius until it has passed on. I have praised Hitchens many times outside V.V., as, by the time I started this rag, he was already deep in his weird paranoias, and I had no desire to broach the delicate issue of someone who had been so leonine as shafts of his radiance began to fade...nor will I do that now save for what I've already indited. If you're not already familiar with Christopher Hitchens' work, you really need to be, either from a political point of view or a writerly one, whichever your interest might be. You may even want to check out his audio reading of his autobiography ('Hitch'). Yes, I sometimes listen to recorded versions of books, certain ones, though I usually much more enjoy reading them, but there are rare individuals who add so much to the act when they encant their own songs, as it were, and Chris Hitchens, Gore Vidal, and Michael Moore are three of a very select few. I intend to at some time in the near future review a DVD of a debate between Hitchens and the smarmily idiotic Dinesh D'Souza, as the event so monumentally illustrates what occurs when intellgence meets with willful ignorance, handily pointing out why it's necessary to reveal elements in the "Left" on such matters as democracy and capitalism.
 
So, perhaps my short quasi-elegy here - more a conflation into ongoing polemics than anything else and truncated because I do not regard death in anywhere near the same way as Christians, Jews, and other brainwhacked magical thinkers do, thus I do not experience the cataclysmic misemotionality everyone else does upon such events - would best be summed up in merely saying that Hitchens was such a top drawer thinker and writer that he ever remained in my regard as someone unapproachanble on those things, a master of masters. As good as I may get in whatever I end up accomplishing as a writer, I'll never touch the gentleman's (and, heh!, he'd probably excoriate me for using a term of such bourgeois origins) beautifully stunning way with words. It's just not in me in the exact same way that I cannot be a poet. A shallow rhyme-maker perhaps, here and there, but never a poet, not for a moment. I don't have the chops. But, God, what an inspiration Christopher Hitchens was! That mountain we could aspire to while knowing it to possess a summit available only to a minute slice of humanity. Just knowing that human beings are capable of such an elevated state is sufficient, it keeps me and many at our labors. There are many instances in life where I don't worry whether or not my meager talents will ever arrive at the doorstep of true achievement, but it's very comforting to see that some of us not only ring the knocker, to mix a metaphor, byut step across the threshold.
 
Sigh!  There I go, rhapsodizing again!! As a meta-anarchist, I know it's foolish to idolize, but one cannot help but come awfully close to it in the face of such individuals, no matter how powerful the awareness is of our underlying universality. 
 
Oh, and fuck the entire "Left" for ignoring him. You hypocritical bastards, you loved him when it suited your purposes, but once he didn't cater to your increasing retrogressions, you tried to toss the guy under the bus. Didn't quite work, did it?, but damn you all the same.
 
And now, padre, if you'll read the invocation? Me, I'm for the bar, to bend the elbow in honor of the exit of a great man.
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 5
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy -
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
 
The last segment of the definition is interesting: "and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly in a free market". This is purest chaos, the basis for the baseball game chronicled earlier, a struggle in which whatever one comes up with in order to achieve the goal is sanctioned, is a-okay. Again, 'free' is code for 'no law', it is not a term referring to prices or lack of them. 'Free' isn't about much law, about partial law, or about some law, it's a wish for no law. In a free market, everything goes, survival of the…well, not the fittest at all, really, but only the most devious or powerful. A free market has zero to do with fairness, proper exchange, well conducted dealings, morals, ethics, honor, or any of that. It is just as it says it is: free…of…law. Good luck to you if you think, as Libertarians do, that's what you want. You'd best be 8'10", muscled like Schwartzenegger used to be, loaded with weapons, stuffed to the gills with money, and not recognizable by your competitors. In a free market, everyone is sooner or later toast, most often sooner.
 
We're now done with the argument, so let's look at that definition of 'capitalism' again:
 
"an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision rather than state control, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly in a free market"
 
Do you now see what's really being said? Malloy, for once, is dead on: capitalism is fascism, and I cannot help but snort when I hear and see women, gays, various ethnicities, and the allsorts normally not a part of The Rich White Men's Club, the Good Old Boy Network, scramble to wrest their share of the goodies from the bourgeoisie. Not a one of the estranged mob of subjects is all that interested in fairness or socialism, in fact not interested in much of anything except to also be filthy rich and in control. The aphorism is true: the slave's fondest and most secret desire is not at all to be free but to have his or her own slave. 
 
There's only the one definition to capitalism, and Malloy, Hartmann, Friedman et al don't really want you to know it: "the use of wealth to make more wealth". That would reveal their own greed a tad too nakedly. If you've been following the argument, it also tells you how they deem their public. True, everything comes about in their fantasies due to a state of being lifelong pawns in a game they didn't create, and it may be that they don't aways quite 583% agree with it, but neither do they fight it. As the Friedman quote above clearly illustrates, they like the system, and their MVF yarn-spinning to create a fanciful non-existent "capitalism" to replace the one they live in, intending to become a much bigger part of, doesn't amount to a hill of beans in discerning minds, which are unfortunately few and far between. In any event, most of these people are already nine-tenths successful (Hartmann, Rhodes, Huffington, and many other "Lefties" are full members of the 1% - oh, you didn't know that? - though by no means to the limit of their intent) precisely because they've been working avidly at their capitalist objective and because their audience is so lamentably incapacitated.
 
Capitalism is by definition a very closed circle, one first requiring possession of wealth to even sit at the table, and the game must continually purge its own while obstacling all others. That's the natural progression: not eating just the rest of us alive but also devouring many of those with money, soon divested of it from time to time, increasingly so as zero hour arrives and all have gone quite mad. Capitalism has no end, no sating of its cupidity, it is the personified monumental hungry ghost without check or limit.
 
Those with wealth, capitalists, MUST ensure that commodities are not distributed fairly, else there is no longer such a thing as wealth but only the commonweal, the public good. The Masters want no part of that nor does its chattering class of infauxtaining hirelings, most of whom desire to take The Masters' throne in one form or another. The Masters possess psychotic desires, pathological ideations, and will destroy the world before they will be brought to account, bet on it all you Occupiers (I'm glad you're waking up, but you're nowhere near cognizant of the true game). That's the real reason Marx forecast, quite correctly, that a global revolution will be necessary before capitalism is seen and expunged for the involuted, shuddering, chancrous, horrifying sickness it is. A cancer, after all, if you do not remove ALL of it, grows back with frightening rapidity. That was Marx's concern, though he did not state it quite that way.
 
I do not know how that excision, that exorcism, of capitalism will be done, but I do know that if we are to stand a chance in this increasing Hades, we must be very careful who and what we give our affinity to lest we undo ourselves. There is no such thing as restrained capitalism. Capitalism is what it is, and those who aver otherwise have desires they're not anxious for you to discover. This is the main reason I write Veritas Vampirus. I discover those people who pose as Leftists, openly or inferentially, and their desires, relaying them back to you, and, truth to tell, I'm often shocked by what I find, especially as I keep digging, arriving at what's carefully hidden individually and collectively. We already know what a putrid morass of psychotic corruption the Right is, but do we really know the "Left"? I say we do not and thus this rag. We've been hamstrung by accommodationists too many times; the upcoming nexal point is far too important to allow that to happen yet again. We cannot bear the blowback, trust me. It will be more a reverse shriving than you can imagine.
 
Do you really want to wake up? I mean really? Then this is how you do it. Through words. Only through words and fully understanding them, through the analyzing of rhetoric. Rhetoric is literally everything you need to know about humans. Never stop questioning everything and never stop analyzing the answers. Gather as large a vocabulary and philosophical study of words and concepts as you can. See things for what they are, not for the semanto-mesmerizations that have been laid on you by yattering infauxtainers, propagandists, and mercenaries of every stripe. 
 
Capitalism is a con. It's just totalitarianism in the emperor's most enduring habiliment. Heed the greatest or the least capitalists as you will, and their chattering minions as well, but always at your peril. The danger of capitalism ends only when it is no longer existent. Your "Left" infauxtainers are your new FDR, and he was a clever toadeater for the rich, sent in to stop the very real prospect that America was ripe for socialism almost 80 years ago. That's why Hartmann, for one, fetishizes the guy. FDR was not the avenging hero, he was true to his class, though it damns him for his miniscule mercies. He saved his own from near-certain destruction, and only revisionism misinforms you to the contrary. When the Right, FDR's class, the business class, the wealthy, inveighs against him, it's not really speaking of him, that's just more code. What it's really doing is making public its hatred for the non-rich through an MVF ploy. To this day, Franklin Delano Roosevelt continues to be a very useful PsyOp. Righties don't really hate him; what they hate is the fact that he rendered a crust of bread to the rabble. A crust of bread. And for that you're willing to accept a lionization? You real are DEEP in the trap, if so.
 
You're welcome to him, I'll decline, but his new face is Thom Hartmann, Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, Brad Friedman, and many many others ad mid-finitum, the entire "Left". That's why it's there. That's the only reason it's there. All air is Right air, owned and controlled by conservative billionaires, and you might want to figure out, once the "Left" is done averring it has no masters and that it takes no directions, what that ownership truly means, top to bottom. If you can't face that reality, then the rest of us know you're part of the problem. 
 
In the meanwhile, I'll just keep making the point over and over and over. Boring? Perhaps. But I find that I'm ever educating myself as well as others, and then being educated by others in turn, and if there's more to it than that, perhaps someone will wise me up. I often am not much liking what I find, but that's the nature of truth. It either awakens you to reality or you choose to go back to sleep; there's no third option. Eventually, you discover where your heart and brains really should go. In that, the Right is dead, literally dead, the "Left", the NuRight, is deeply asleep and dreaming nightmares while the very few, the true Left, must wade through this mudball of manure beloved of flesh-eating zombies and of the Centrists who scramble for their offal.
 
Care to guess why I'm a cynic?
 
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NEXT: Part 6 - The Friedman / Tucker Event.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out).

 

CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

Black Agenda Reporthttp://www.blackagendareport.com

Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

 

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Capstone -- Part 6

VERITAS VAMPIRUS


LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #622   DEC. 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases.
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: The transcript of the conversation 'twixt Brad Friedman and me.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 
Fiona Boyes - Blues for Hard Times
 
Sultans of String - Move
 
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Fortune favors the audacious. - Erasmus -
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 6
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy -
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
 
As I'm using Brad Friedman's (of BradBlog) most recently repeated rather intense enamorment with capitalism epigrammatically, and as people - well, only two actually, both of them media personalities - have hinted that I might not be maintaining quite the level of fairness I should in regards to my encounter with the gentleman in '09 while he was subbing for Mike Malloy, and as I'm interested in truth - thus the 'veritas' in Veritas Vampirus ("Truth from the undead", a reference to Rob Kall's overt threats to silence and destroy me in media as I was ousted from OpEdNews.com) - I am therefore addending my demolition of capitalism as system that's anything other than predatory and carcinogenic with the exact entire transcription of that day's (12/29/09) call to Friedman and the subsequent dialogue by him and his guest after I'd rung off. Why, you may ask? Well, because Friedman's adamant position, as he's repeated a number of times to me and to others, is that the interlude was unavoidably short, completely out of his control, because he had his "back firmly right up against a hard break". That position has been maintained to this very minute, a stance rather hard to sympathize with once the entire mishigas is heard, not just the minute and a half that he and I spoke.
 
It's telling that when the other day I presented the transcript, my parse-commentary, and the recording to one of the more well known media gents questioning it, he agreed with my contention: "Okay, it's everything you say it is, especially the instance of 'cueing'. I withdraw my objection. My recollection was obviously in error. This puts to rest even the most generous doubt that might be lent in Brad's favor". The other individual will now be reading what convinced this one. I don't expect that person to echo the sentiment, previous encounters have shown this will likely not occur, but everything's now out in the public eye, this time for closer scrutiny, and others may make of it whatever they wish. I have no power over that.
 
As to the audio, so you may see I'm altering nothing, go to: 
 

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=7614  

 
The exchange between Friedman and me begins at 12:35 and extends to 14:00. Brad then resumes his talk with Charles Johnson, the guest I was calling to comment on, from 14:01 to 17:30, almost 3-1/2 more minutes. That's the secondary aspect. But let's take it by the numbers before I dither too much in primary, secondary, tertiary, and whatever other levels there may be in this. Here's the exchange - and I've taken the Amy Goodman / Democracy Now! "rough cut" method of leaving in almost everything, save where the 'uhs', 'ums', and 'I, I, I's' got a tad too thick. In a second edit, all non-Toastmastery diction would be far sleeker, but I wanted as close to the raw transcript as I could get in order to avoid charges of revisionism from interested and involved parties:
 
FRIEDMAN (to Charles Johnson, one of the evening's guests): …let me get one caller here before I letcha go at the bottom of the hour. Mark in Manhattan Beach! Oh Mark, welcome to the Mike Malloy Program.
 
TUCKER: Hey, Brad, nice to talk to ya.
 
FRIEDMAN: Good to talk to you…you...can I say who you are?
 
TUCKER: Sure.
 
FRIEDMANVeritaVeritas…how do you say it?
 
TUCKERVeritas Vampirus [Ver-ih-tas Vam-pihr-us].
 
FRIEDMANVeritas Vampirus. He's a…well let's see. You're a music critic, a radio critic, a critic of progressives, liberals, Right, Left, everything else. Fair enough?
 
TUCKER: (laughs) That pretty much covers it.
 
FRIEDMAN: There you go.
 
TUCKER: And, hey, you're doing an excellent job, man.
 
FRIEDMAN: Thank you, brother, and I know you're, uh, (chuckles) you're no, you're not easy to please. You got a question or a thought for Charles Johnson?
 
TUCKER: Yeah, I do, and it's for both of ya. And, hey, Charles!
 
JOHNSON: (almost unintelligible, off mike) Hi there, how are you doing?
 
TUCKER: Uh, listen…
 
FRIEDMAN: Having trouble hearing you, Charles. Get closer to your phone if you can.
 
JOHNSON: (still very very faint) Okay. How's this?
 
FRIEDMAN (to technician): Can we pipe up Charles for a little bit? For some reason, he's a little low. Alright, go ahead.
 
TUCKER: Alright. Hey, I'm going to put the sword on you guys a little bit. This is a capitalism. Fundamentalism, disinformation, coercion, those are capitalist tools. Those are ways of making the over-wealthy even more wealthy. What is perplexing you guys?
 
FRIEDMAN: Uh, well, I don't think it is capitalism. I mean I guess it's unbridled capitalism, but I don't think capitalism was ever meant to say "Hey, anything goes!", was it?
 
TUCKER: The definition of capitalism is 'the use of wealth to make more wealth'. That's a rigged game, that's a very exclusive game, and there are no rules there.
 
FRIEDMAN: Fair enough, good point, thanks Mark.
 
TUCKER: Alright.
 
FRIEDMAN: We'll talk soon, brother, thanks for calling in. 
 
TUCKER: Alright, man, bye. (hangs up)
 
FRIEDMAN (to Johnson): Uhhhh…well, is that what this is all about, is it the, uh…
 
JOHNSON: No! 
 
FRIEDMAN: …capitalist system?
 
JOHNSON: I gotta admit, I'm a pretty dyed-in-the-wool capitalist, so, uh, heh!, I'm not exactly going to turn around and bite the hand that feeds me, y'know. I've, I've, uh, spent my life trying to get ahead, and I think that that's everyone's right in...
 
FRIEDMAN:  I think it is everyone's right. But I don't think…didn't you see Michael Moore's Capitalism, the film?
 
JOHNSON: No, I did not.
 
FRIEDMAN: Uh, I, I wish you would because it's not, eh…frankly, I'm a capitalist too, in general, uh, but when we have markets that have been so rigged and bought up that there is no…you know, capitalism has competition at it's core. That's what's gone.
 
JOHNSON: Oh there, there's definitely some, you know, there's some validity to that, I think. Uh, but, uh, that is, that's part of why we need to have some regulations on capitalism. 'Cause unrestrained capitalism is not, uh, is not healthy.
 
FRIEDMAN:  No, it's not. How about…are corporations people?
 
JOHNSON: Well, legally they are (chuckles).
 
FRIEDMAN: And how do you feel about that?
 
JOHNSON: Um, you know, unfortunately that does lead to some abuses. And, uh, y'know, it's, it's hard to know because, uh, there's a, there's a good legal reason to making corporations equivalent to, uh, individuals. Uh, but, uh, it also has a down side. So, like with a lot of things in our country, you know, you have to balance both sides of it.
 
FRIEDMAN: Alright, well, with the way you, uh, looked into the, uh, the climate change, uh, disinformation, I hope you'll look into this corporate personhood because I think that is ultimately what's killing our country and the amount of money the corporations are able to dump into not just the media but into the elections, into the campaigns…
 
JOHNSON: Yeah, well, I definitely agree that there's a whole lot of corruption that, uh, that has, uh, these large corporations at its source, and you can see it in the whole climate change debate especially, where the large corporations are pumping SO much disinformation and noise into the national debate that they've managed to, uh, tilt American public opinion largely against the idea that we should do something about global warming.
 
FRIEDMAN: We've got about 30 seconds left, Charles, but I want you to, uh, wrap up, if you can, uh, by letting us know: is there hope, these folks, these teabaggers on the Right who you've been so brilliantly railing against of late, uh, will they ever get it or is this, are we just gonna be stuck with this phony Right/Left red/blue, uh, paradigm forever?
 
JOHNSON: You know, honestly, I, I recommend a really good book by Sam Tannenhouse of the New York Times, called The Death of Conservatism. I think he does an excellent job of identifying the real problems in the current conservative movement. It's become a very backward-looking, his term is 'revanchist' movement.
 
FRIEDMAN: We know the problems, but will it right itself? Will these…will they become legitimate ever again?
 
JOHNSON: I see no sign of this on the horizon at this point. I'd like to think that they would, because I think our country works best when there are [two] functioning parties.
 
FRIEDMAN: Not, uh, not a hopeful thought, and I concur with you, Charles. I hope we'll get to talk more about this in the future, uh, I think you're aces. Charles Johnson, the winner now of the BradBlog Intellectually Honest *American* Award. Check him out at LittleGreenFootballs.com. I promise ya it's a top-notch read. Thank you, brother, really appreciate it.
 
JOHNSON: Thank you, Brad.
 
Thus, dear readers, ponder all this before I parse it next issue. If you see where the truncation occurred, great. If not, I'll show it next issue as part and parcel of the analysis entire. There's more going on there than first meets the eye, but ya hafta be able to deconstruct rhetoric and note omissions to get to it. Doesn't hurt to be hip to infauxtainer tricks either.
 
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NEXT: The grand parse.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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Every 2011 issue of VERITAS VAMPIRUS is copyright 2011 by Mark S. Tucker but permission is hereby granted for reproduction in any format to any degree, except for profit, so long as the title (VERITAS VAMPIRUS), author (Mark S. Tucker), e-address (progdawg@hotmail.com) and issue and date are quoted in very close proximity to the article. People are encouraged to distribute V.V. as widely as they desire, except to OpEdNews.com, which is forbidden the above in full.
 
VERITAS VAMPIRUS is not available on any site, but solely as text message e-mail. Any who wish may receive it; just ask. Subscriptions are free. Unlike OpEdNews.comTruthOut, and all the others, I’m not going to chivy your eyes out for gelt.
 
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VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out).

 

CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: 

http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

Black Agenda Reporthttp://www.blackagendareport.com

Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

 

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Capstone -- Part 2

 


VERITAS VAMPIRUS
LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #618  DECEMBER 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: Like baseball? You'll love this issue's analogizing, especially if you're a Republican! And if you're a Republican, what the fuck are you ding reading this newsletter? It's dangerous to your insanity. Go chase Matt Drudge or Jerome Corsi.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Lennon and McCartneyComposing Outside the Beatles: 1973 - 1980 (DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07501.htm

 

Steve Howe - Steve Howe's Remedy Live (DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07500.htm

 
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You're only told enough truth to uphold the lie. - Douglas Dietrich -

 
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The Capstone on Capitalism - Pt. 2
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy -
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
 
 
Everything we do and are is based on words we've inflowed. The process of that provenance, of course, has two sides. Inflow un-pre-adjusted data and you have the raw material of life, building blocks for creative activity; swallow attractive garbage and you're soon sick, responding to invisible commands, thrall to agents unknown and with no clue why chaos suddenly looms. A Web review by some character named 'Red Gonzo' of the Harland tome gives the picture in small:
 
"This is John Harland's monumental book…(1981) which focuses on processes that turn individual humans into monstrous group organisms which usually end with disastrous consequences. It examines 'civil' and 'religious' groups growing into powers by [the] destruction of individual souls and [the] control of individual will which ultimately ends in endless horror and [the] suffering of millions who decide to sell their souls to some charismatic leader or an almighty deity. Concerned primarily with the word conditioning that now dominates America and Europe, it highlights the need to first remove the obstructions from our own eyes…Word Controlled Humans is a book for those who want to be individuals but are forced every day to conform to the will of others in order to be part of the hive. There is none of the usual summing up that we, as a group, should take some vague corrective action. Instead, a clear possibility for individuals to take effective action is spelled out in precise detail. Every intelligent person is already highly concerned with the problem presented here and there is simply no intelligent person who will not have his mind stretched or at least stimulated to a sharper perception. Find out how resistance to borg-like mentality is not futile but instead leads us to a whole new concept of life. A must read for everyone."
 
I have the volume around here somewhere, had it for years, but clearly recall that I left off the damn thing after so many pages, probably because I'd already long ago figured out what Harland was presenting or because, if I 'member correctly, his prose was far from engaging. No matter, the title alone is a gem. Yes, we run on words, and we are indeed run by words, they are our fuel. We cannot think or act, save in fight or flight reflexes, without them, everything we are is the result of the words we've been fed, too often a GIGO (garbage in, garbage out) condition carefully planned and executed but that's the whole point. Definitions are a part of the assault, with meanings either well mis-stated or only vaguely and errantly referred to by such as talk radio yak-yaks, all making extravagant claims to intelligence, directly or through sham self-effacement vastly more aggrandizing than its reverse. Too often, though, the radio parrots are just vomiting back up what they've read or been taught, both with little if any questioning process ensuing or in the intervals between their arrogant pronouncements. Dictionaries can also display surprisingly little of any commodity of intelligence, especially in certain areas, this being a glaring one. Webster's 3rd defines capitalism as:
 
"an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision rather than state control, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly in a free market". 
 
Look at that closely. Does it make any sort of sense to you at all? It shouldn't despite a vaguely impressive set of quasi-concepts. Let's take it apart.
 
First of all, capitalism is not an economic system, it is a sub-system, a cell, one of many possible within an economic system. Note that the designation of 'capitalism' does not say a word about monetarism, banking, laws - save perhaps inferentially in that "free enterprise" phrase, which we'll get to - or include any of the myriad paraphernalia of economics. An economic system is by no means based solely upon the moving of goods and the rendering of services. Though these actions occur within an economic system, they are far from the system itself. They cannot be, as a system must dictate how those actions will occur and likewise provide for the milieu in which they transpire. Such, ladies and gentlemen, is an economic system. It has many components, a number of which of which are social and moral, as no less a personage than Adam Smith well knew. After all, he wrote An Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations as a follow-up morality exercise subsequent to penning his first claim to fame, The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
 
Here's what Malloy, Friedman, Hartmannn, etc. won't tell you even as they dragoon the unwilling Adam into their ranks: Smith was by no means a capitalist, no worthwhile economic philosopher can be. If nothing else, there was really no such thing as capitalism when he was alive, though the germ seed was evident, he saw it, and he damned it. Hartmann at least glancingly reveals some of that, but here's what he avoids as much as possible: Smith hated businessmen with a raging livid passion, with every fiber of his being, went to his grave unreservedly condemning them, in many fundamental ways even more so than Marx. They were among the most immoral beings he'd ever found in life, akin to cockroaches. Okay, he might have said 'reptiles', perhaps 'sloboons', not "cockroaches", I'm not sure, I'm just helping the guy along. 
 
That being the case, and the further case being that only businessmen can practice capitalism and then the verity that business, an element within an economic system, is in fact living capitalism, what are the chances Adam Smith wouldever have been a capitalist…short of a transorbital leucotomy, that is? Case closed. So, right from the start, we've been sold a false reality by…a bunch of businessmen. That's right, not only are Malloy, Friedman, and Hartmann infauxtainers, not only are they capitalists, not only are they businessmen, they're also big time corporatists, every single one of them and all their confreres either living, walking, talking, breathing corporations (celebrities and others often incorporate under their birthnames - and I'll have a few surprises to render readers re: Friedman at the tail end of this series) or have incorporated in some other fashion. They may all damn Mitt Romney, and applause to them for that, but Romney was ironically right: corporations are people, my friends! Certainly in the case of Malloy, Hartmann, Rhdes, Friedman, etc. Or can be, and we can discuss the insanities of legalized fictionalism at another time. Ever wonder why these yakkity-flaks don't dare hock me in public? Because of revelations like that.
 
But be assured that capitalism is not an economic system, it's a presence within an economic system. Consider, then, what it means when you are thus misinformed and take disinforming players in the game as the umpire and stadium entire. How well will successive conceptions work within any clear-minded function? I metaphorize 'umpire' and 'stadium' for good reason. Let's take a ball game as an analogue. 
 
You're a batter. You hit a pitched ball and start to run the bases, but you take your bat with you while galumphing. Because your swat wasn't all that great, the ball hits the ground, quickly scooped up by a fieldsman who throws it to the first baseman. You, seeing the first baseman make the catch off the base, now moving to tag you out, take off his head with the bat. The ball dislodges from his glove and travels beyond, into the dirt. You head for second. The catcher, who'd watched your first base play, runs out and grabs the ball, throwing it to second. Glancing back over your shoulder, you note this. You have no intention in settling for a double, so you pour on the speed and whack the second baseman low, taking out his knees before he can grab the throw. The ball proceeds on its trajectory and you on yours.
 
Another fieldsman snatches the sphere, zings it to third, where you've already arrived and are beating the baseman there to within an inch of his life. The ball flies by and plows into a pitching cage athwart the field. You sprint for home. Not wishing to have to go through yet another delay with a human being, seeing the catcher standing at the ready as an outfielder scoops up the ball, you launch the bat with all your might and hit the gentleman square in the mouth, knocking him out, blood and teeth flying everywhere, and speedily reach your goal. The crowd goes wild, your teammates rush out with a palanquin to carry you in regalia for the fans' delectation, and the opposite team grumbles, swearing they won't get caught like that again! In their own dugout, the coach is signing an invoice for a crate of pistols that just arrived. He's come up with his own free market strategy for his team's at-bat. That's capitalism in a nutshell.
 
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NEXT: Part 3.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
==========
 
Every 2011 issue of VERITAS VAMPIRUS is copyright 2011 by Mark S. Tucker but permission is hereby granted for reproduction in any format to any degree, except for profit, so long as the title (VERITAS VAMPIRUS), author (Mark S. Tucker), e-address (progdawg@hotmail.com) and issue and date are quoted in very close proximity to the article. People are encouraged to distribute V.V. as widely as they desire, except to OpEdNews.com, which is forbidden the above in full.
 
VERITAS VAMPIRUS is not available on any site, but solely as text message e-mail. Any who wish may receive it; just ask. Subscriptions are free. Unlike OpEdNews.comTruthOut, and all the others, I’m not going to chivy your eyes out for gelt.
 
==========
 

VERITAS KINDRED: the following are individuals, groups, and etc. with decidedly Left leanings or are in fact true Lefties (you figger it out).

 

CNS (Carole News Service) is the official news agency of Veritas Vampirus

Martin Zamyatin on Presidents: http://scarecrow-prez.blogspot.com/

Martin Zamyatin on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

Chris Floyd's Empire Burlesque: http://www.chris-floyd.com

The Landover Baptist Church newsletter: http://www.landoverbaptist.org

William Bowles : http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: 

http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

Joey Racano's BLOG: http://www.littleshell.earthsourcemedia.org 

Brad Friedman's BRAD-BLOG: http://www.bradblog.com/

Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

Big Dan's Big Blog: intelligent conspiracy research: http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com

Black Agenda Reporthttp://www.blackagendareport.com

Lee Camp, provocateur: http://leecamp.net/

Global Research, a killer conspiracy *research* unit: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

 

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The CNS Animal Corner: these will cost you nothing. Click every time you get an issue of V.V., and sponsors donate $ to feed animals: 

 

* http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/home (food for rescued animals)

 

* http://www.care2.com/go/z/primates (food for primates)

 

* http://pets.care2.com/ (free surgeries / health care for pets in need)

 

* http://babyseals.care2.com/welcome?w=200015762 (protect baby seals)

 
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This e-mail was composed using 100% Free-Range Organic Electrons.

 

Capstone -- Part 3

VERITAS VAMPIRUS


LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
The Rude-imentary Truth
 
Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
a subsidiary of the Republican States of Nightmarica
and PNOC: the Project for a New Orwellian Century.
 
One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #619   DEC. 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases.
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: We take a present-day right-now look at capitalists in action.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Corroncho - Corroncho

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07521.htm

 

Various Artists - Saturday Night in Shankletown (Jukin' Wit da Blues)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07504.htm

 
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The meek ain't gonna inherit shit! - The Alabama 3 -

 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 3
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy -
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
 
As you've guessed, that baseball game is a pure capitalist freestanding economic system per se, nothing sitting above it, operating on its own in a free market ('free', of course is an ellipicalization of 'free of rules'), with no outside interference, the very essence of laissez-faire. The underlying metaphor is the basebell bat. It's the wealth, the power. In the sane world not populated and directed by infauxtainers serving The Masters or by conservatives doing same, this does not occur, is not even contemplated. Politico-mercantile activity without rules? Lucid individuals await this about as fervently as they desire a knitting needle in the eye. You'd have to be a lunatic to arrogate that this is a thing to be treasured in large or in small. Ah, but that's precisely how the pretenders to conservative thrones couch their rhetoric: it's not capitalism, y'see, that's to blame but unrestrained capitalism!
 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………I get it!…………I think.
 
Hm, but no, no, no. As we'll see, and as we're becoming so accustomed to now whenever a conservative or conservative-servitor speaks or writes, the exact opposite is the reality. Anything that is restrained is not capitalism, could not be capitalism. Capitalism is a bestial impulse, nothing more than that. It's rape, either with candles and bath oils (so-called "regulations") or in the back alley, but it's rape. Without regulation, it's naked power - with regulation, the power goes into the glove.This is the mode favored by so-called velvet revolutionaries.
 
Let's look at this historically in a way that present-day "velvet revolutionaries" won't much like. I at the moment know of no such except one and haven't for quite some time, can't find 'em anywhere, it's an extinct political category, if it ever could have been called alive in the first place. It's been dead for quite some time, the post-Czech-uprising the purview of revolutionary poseurs who desired, as Brad Freidman does, to claim no political stripe or position, to embrace no true Left stance, to cling as closely as possible to capitalist structures but make them, er, kinder and gentler (lessee, where did I last hear those adjectives used politically?) - that is, to modify them so as to allow the claimant to somehow ascend to the divine kingdom of movers and shakers he or she so envies…and usually works for. He or she wants to be A Master but can't quite dope out how to oppose The Masters without letting it be known that's their true game.
 
Back when I did run across a few in the 70s, very few and always an unusual event, they were pretty much sweetly incoherent, just expressing discontent that they weren't…something, I hadn't a real clue what exactly, never could make sense of their gibberish…but their complaints always came down to a covert discontent with not being filthy rich. You see, a true Leftie doesn't want personal wealth, he wants wealth for all, but these people never did because, had they, then they'd have to embrace simple socialism at the very least, which is, after all, the dividing line between capitalism with its expressions (dictatorships, "democracies", "communism", "free enterprise", fascism, etc.) and non-capitalism. No, the velvet revolutionaries were basically the kind of people we saw in our college years when running across lazy talentless writers who desired to smoke dope, drink, and party all day long as a sigil of being a Hunter Thompson fellow traveler. It was a faint confused attempt at identification by somewhat proximal association.
 
Care to see what I/m talking about? Capitalist Brad Friedman (see the epigrammatic quote above) founded an ersatz "organization" that's actually just a second front for the first, BradBlog.com, but with a truly bizarre ersatz anarchy symbol (go to http://www.velvetrevolution.us/newVR/ and look rightwards of "Welcome to the New VR Website!"). Take a gander at it, then answer this one question: What the hell is a blood-stained flag doing standing as a symbol for agentle revolution??? Then answer this one: if patriotism is the last refuge of the coward, and it is, then why is it the first refuge of Velvet Revolution.com, home to "The New American Patriot" (and, oh sweet Yahweh, isn't that just a tad egotistical)? Man, do I hate that fucking word! It's a Republican instrument. Any true Democrat, if there is such a thing outside socialism (and there isn't), would be exceedingly embarrassed to speak it, but then…Democrats are… soft Republicans… so… okay, now I get it! Thus, let's take the babbling, twisted, responsibility-shedding Republican explanation: 
 
"That's not blood, asshole, that's fire! See those twisty crushed-velour thingies in the red remainder of the 'logo'? Those are, er, flames! Yeah, flames! That's it, flames. And, uh, they're reflecting off the flag in a, eh, greasy viscid pseudo-flamey sort of way that, ah, is liquidly splashed all over Old Glory like a Clive Barker movie, that, um, reflects a…well, take my word for it, that it's not fucking blood, okay, ya goddam commie faggo???"
 
One thing's for sure: while pulling up Rob Kall's panties, Thom Hartmann never advised Friedman re: advertising psychology, semiotics, symbology, etc. Even Thom'd blanch in viewing this throughly conflicted visual mess. In fact, Thom might grow a trifle disturbed at what such an adornment might be saying of the site and its holder. Nothing happens for no reason, after all. But that's a part of the refuge, because no one speaks of this site, no one mentions it anywhere, not even in weenie venues like OEN. Odd. It's never referred to anywhere. Well, that's because it's pretty obviously a front (and, I strongly suspect, just a business-loss write-off), one that makes little sense regardless. But then fronts don't need to, their existence is artifical from the git-go. Fronts are the essence of capitalist thinking, a way to hide, a false flag, a method for claiming a soft credit one could never endure under realistic terms. Problem, though: that initial VR visual would be unsettling even to a hard-core Leftie. Jesus, even Bob Avakian would take Brad aside and whisper "Listen, comrade, I don't think you quite grasp the idea here".
 
But he'd also uneasily wonder what the underlying mindset is. It's disturbing no matter how you view it. That's because, when you avoid approaching the political problem from, say, Chomsky, Zinn, Vidal, Parenti, or similar readings, you quickly step into quicksand, and your audience starts to understand that what you're doing is little more than an FDR gambit, a bogus Leftism that somehow always smiles warmly upon capitalism, but a capitalism under rules, ya know? A capitalism with regulations, y'see? Rape, but with a bouquet, so ya don't know it's rape, knowhuddamean, homey? A strictly class-dominated society the same as the last one but wearing a gauzy veil so you don't see the fangs impatient to bite set in a face contorted red with anger at it being restrained from orgiastic behavior, compelled to content itself with semi-mannered slow vampirism, not the quick gluttonous kill.
 
And vampires drink what? And that VR flag is drenched in what? And capitalism is what? Just so's ya know what we're dealing with here.
 
But let's step back a moment. I've always been intrigued that the process of capitalism is ever covert, sneaky, Machiavellian, reptilian, hiding in the murk to prey on the unwary. Probably one of the first shocks I ever received in my political infancy was, in my mid-20s, reading that the world was at one time 75% Marxist. Yow! Then that was reversed, it became 75% capitalist. Ow! Hmmmm, how did that happen? And that's when I got into Chomsky and the others, who explained to me precisely how it occurred: 100% threat, subterfuge, and the extinguishing of all other possibilities…kinda like voting and elections. Ya want a Republican or ya want a Democrat, bubbaleh? Go ahead, sucker, vote! No matter what, capitalism wins. Great system. Ya gotta be a yutz to sanction it without first understanding your own ignorance and hypocrisies. And you have to be under unbelievable fear.
 
I'm presently in one of the most ridiculous debates I've ever been in in my life. It involves an unholy duo of Ernie Canning and some troll lurker or ghost-personna with the stage name of 'David Lasagna', Brad Friedmann standing at the periphery, trying his best not to have to enter a battle he can't help but lose, hoping his henchmen do the dirty work and end the imboglio quickly. Heh, with me involved? Not likely. I'll be running an analysis of it as the tail end of this series in order to show the utter futility of trying to converse with "Leftie" capitalists. It's like having a Shakespeare Book Club meeting with the inmates at the local asylum. Amusing - well, jaw-dropping if you possess a brain in your head - but also archly illustrative. Perhaps, though, it adequately shows us what to expect in people who embrace such gooey sentiments as velvet "revolutionism". Here's why:
 
The new propaganda vanguard is not in what's said but what isn't. Here's what isn't said in the Czech "Revolution" of 1989. I'll put it in the form of a question: What succeeded the so-called communism Czechoslavakia was rescued from? Here are the subsidary inquiries: Was it socialism? Was it true communism? Was it Marxism? Was it Trotskyism? What was it? The answer to them all is: capitalism happened. It was called 'democracy' though. Hmmmm, now isn't that strange? No, it isn't, not really. This is the tack I'm taking with Canning and he's saltating like a bug on a hot griddle, avoiding any semblance of debate, resorting to what he usually does when he begins to lose his way in his pal's forum, which is often: ad hominems. And here's what he's running like the devil to avoid:
 
'Democracy' was a term coined by the proto-capitalists of old Greece, by the ruling elite as a way to staunch pressure from below as much as possible and illusion the mob. The word means what it means - people rule - and it was proffered as a talking point but actioned as a stopgap to mass discontent. Under the Greek form, the 1% allowed a few more white males to ascend from thrallship into the nearer-to-the-top ranks, which amounted to the 1% becoming the 1.0001%...if, that is, those newbies ever made it that far, which was then and is now rare. Sea change, hm? Yep, oceanic! Zowie!, let's start singing "The National Anthem", shall we? But go to:
 
 
…and see how Canning just gets down and nasty right from the git when I bring this up in milder form, because he knows what's coming. Then look to the very cogent writings of Mark E. Smith and see how they're received by theBradBlog gaggle (which is miniscule - as far as I can tell, a couple dozen blog participants in all, as far as the comments sections run…some of whom, I'm starting to see, are faux, bylines for BB personnel; as a few V.V. readers have already pointed out: that use of the term 'masturbation' in regard of me by both Canning and Lasagna is a rather glaring tell, a 'one person made to seem like two' gambit in order to foist the apparency of concord in the forum's participants..and they may be right or they may be wrong). That's how capitalists operate. I'll parse the pertinent points later, as I say, but it might be instructive, not to mention hilarious, to purvey it now as well. Smith beats these guys to within an inch of their ideological lives, and the best they can do, as Canning is presently doing, is, as Friedman would put it, flee the interview.
 
To damn myself along with them, I'll soon be doing the same. I'm exceedingly familiar with Friedman's tactics. He's using one of them right now. Rather than jump in - note his intimations in two posts - he's always just so goshdarned busy that, golly gee!, he just hasn't the time! Hasn't…got…the…time!! Yeah, well, you might want to look at past commentary forums and glom the unbelievable verbiage he can somehow miraculously locate the hours and days and weeks for when it's an easy kill. Then I enter the picture and only his ghost is available, far off in the distance. Somehow, when I speak, he's…just…too…danged…busy! He's exactly that way in his private posts, by the way, too. When the going gets real, he gets going. Along with the parsing, I'll also be forwarding side examples of why that might be and the stuff he hides. Hilarious. You won't believe it when you see it.
 
So the Greeks coined a word that they immediately sabotaged. 'Democracy' is a utopian word, and, ironically, the preset-day Democrats are anti-Utopian, mainly because they're actually the new Republicans: Hartmann, Rhodes, Friedman, etc. Utopia MUST be socialist or it isn't Utopia, end of story. Canning fears this as well. Under the covers a self-proclaimed "anarchist", he's no such thing, and you'll see it extremely vividly when you read the exchange he and I and Smith are having (mainly him and Smith, actually, I'm just an occasional annoyance factor). 'Democracy' is a trap word in its utilizations and always has been, but a dream word in its coining, a ray of hope. The early Greek version of The Masters cynically and very purposely used it in a carrot and stick gambit. It's been that way ever since. You see this in capitalist apologists: 
 
"NO! NO! NO! That's not the capitalism I'm talking about!!" "Nor is that!", "Nor that", "Nor that!", "Nor that", "Nor that!", "Nor that", "Nor that!", "Nor that", "Nor that!", "Nor that", "Nor that!" ad infinitum. 
 
That's the long-time Larry Elder Ploy, by the way. In fact, there never has been the never-explicated capitalism they're talking about and never will be. That's because 'capitalism' is code for tyranny. Thus, doubly ironically, every set-em-up-and-knock-em-down ploy has never been the capitalism they're referring to…and never will be. They're talking about ghosts to your face, but, behind your back, they know damn well what they really mean.
 
What they want is what happened for a few decades here in America. The capitalists fattened the hog - we call it, in our ever class-first way, the middle class - for the slaughter. That killing field erupted in The Great Depression under the same entities (Goldman-Sachs, Lehman Bros., the Rothschilds, etc.) and it's occurring again now. It always happens that way. How could it be otherwise? It's no fun to rob the poor. This is in fact their sacred capitalism: robbery. That's all it is. Ya don't rob the poor, ya rob the rich, and if there are no rich, let 'em make themselves under your system so you make your robberies worthwhile. First rob their excess labor value, then everything else, once they create it all. Then rob 'em bodily (Obama's health care abortion, etc.). And set up again for the next cycle.
 
What they don't want you undestanding is that the so-called enlightened version, the one with all the regulations they fall gibbering before, ululating and howling, is an integral part of a REALLY well-run capitalist system, a brilliantly planned one, the era-interval that gluts the herd for the Thanksfuckingiving dinner…and that meal goes on for a long long time, as the news and the "Lefties" are already setting you up to endure. Pay attention when they tell you it'll be 10 years minimum before we get out of this. They mean it, and not in they way they're hoping you're taking it. It could be over in a day under a true revolution, but adorned in velvet? It never ends. That's the point. These are the enablers of The Masters. All true revolutionaries speak quite nakedly about them, especially Trotsky.
 
And of course such "revolutionaries" don't want you looking at grim reality. Just listen to infauxtainers, TV, radio, and go back to sleep. Nothing to see or hear here. Nothing. Sooooo, what happened after the Czechs got rid of "communism" (c'mon, and it was no such thing)? Democracy. The Greek version, the only version allowed. In other words: capitalism. That's why Jefferson waxed rhapsodic about Native democracy, true democracy, for the benefit of the ruled, then invoked Greek democracy for his own and his compeers', the aristocrats, enrichments, slaughtering the natives in Columbus fashion…and did very goddamned well in so doing.
 
Odd, isn't it?, how no one notes these facts?…yet they're plain as day. Huh, now let's see: after Marx, Chomsky, Zinn, Parenti, Vidal, and others have persistantly drawn the picture that the record of modern history has been a capitalistic onslaught, Freidman & Co. want us to believe that velvet revolutionism has anything to do with socialistic systems, even if only vaguely, inferentially (which is the only way such can be posited without being instantly savaged)? Funny, I see no trace of socialism in the Velvet Revolution website. Do you? Go ahead, look. Nada. Zip. Zero. Goose egg. Nullity.
 
If nothing else, at least we can now look a little more realistically at the Betty Crocker revisionism of the Czech Velvet Revolution and see it for what it really was. We can also understand why the Establishment never hocks that segment of history. It can't. Why should it? It likes it. The Velvet Revolution accomplished its intended ends, all you have to do is look very carefully at the activity leading up to it. That capitalism, "democracy", walked right in is no accident. THAT, my friends, is what such revolutions are all about. Co-option.
 
Next segment, we get back to what Canning fears and flees: rhetoric and enlightenment.
 
Oh, and after all this, watch Friedman come roaring in on that BB forum. Too funny for words.
 
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NEXT: Part 4.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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Capstone - Part 4

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One Critic’s Journal of Fact & Opinion.
Telling Truth, via First Person politics, 
in a Culture of Lies. 
 
ISSUE #620   DEC. 2011
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE. 
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
 
Fuck entropy.
 
While it is not true that all conservatives
are stupid people...it is true that most 
stupid people are conservative.
- John Stuart Mill -
 
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. 
- Robert F. Kennedy -
 
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; 
Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. 
- Mike Alewitz -
 
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
 
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
 
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
 
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
 
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
 
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
 
First they fight you, then they backstab you, then they just gripe, then they sit sullenly, and finally they call you prophetic. They're wrong in all cases.
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
With the intestines of the last priest, let us strangle the last businessman.
 
When you see the mouth of a conservative, Republican, businessman, priest, or politician open, what you're hearing are lies.
 
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups. In fact, never underestimate the stupidity of ANY group.
 
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The two irreducible basics of Leftism: 1) No religion, 2) No capitalism. Lacking conviction in those, you can't possibly be a Leftie. End of story.
 
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THIS ISSUE: the demolition of capitalism continues apace…despite Brad Friedman's chagrin that I won't confine myself to BradBlog Bumperstickerisms. The inclusion of links to the BradBlog feud brought an interestng flood of reponses from readers, comments like (re: Friedman - no one knows who Canning is): "Whoa! He's a LOT different in person than over a microphone, isn't he?", "Is Friedman employing some kind of weird irony no one's yet discovered?", "If I would have read this on your site, Mark, I would have thought you were either lying, as odd as that would be, or purposely typo-ing your opposition. Boggling!", "More and more, I'm coming to agree wth you that there might not be a real Center but only a soft Right". 
 
That last comment came at a time when I was considering this: Capitalism is a Right invention, a reconfiguration of the king --> nobles --> mercantiles strata of rule based in the mercantile presently absorbing the other two and can never be anything but Rightist no matter what form it's in, as it's base is inevitably exploitationalist…else it wouldn't be capitalism, now would it? Thus, all capitalists are by definition Rightists. Impossible to be otherwise. 
 
A number of readers chuckled when, within an hour of my publishing the last issue, Friedman, as I'd predicted, hastily replyied to the fracas in BB…by way of *not* replying and through ad hominems. The more you listen to him and the rest of the "Left", this will be what to expect, either that or a freeze-out, which is what's going on at BB right now and earlier occurred when I called in to him on Malloy's show. That there, podners, is how it's done, and this here is how you defeat it, how you take their facades, their gibberish, and their artifacts away from them and leave 'em standing in the emperor's invisible wardrobe. Once you're done talking to and arguing with 'em, fully understanding what's what, you just lay out the facts, the traps, and the space. Thay hate the facts, always fall into the traps, and you need to give them plenty of room in which to do so. The best part is that you don't have to do a fucking thing beyond that. Their own expositions will tell all and sundry precisely what needs to be said. Works like magic, everyone gets enlightened, even the bad guys.
 
Oh, and Brad will probably be shutting down that column soon, but you might want to read the final installments wherein Mark E. Smith is beginning to dissect the troll avatar "David Lasagna" for the fraud and Hendrie-type he is. You also might want to note "Lasagna's" sudden turn to semi-amiability with Smith after I attacked him, a camouflaging "Heyyyyy, that vicious shit was just a joke, I'm a kidder, I kid!!!" ploy, then the decay back to norms, then the frightened final expostulations in Comments 128 & 129. This is classical behavior for his mental condition. He or she knows the jig is up, and few things terrify trolls more than having to possibly face their targets without distance and anonymity protecting their craven Rightisms.
 
Three final things: 
 
1)  Yes, Friedman and Canning bristled with outrage when I attacked "Lasagna" for his attack on me but were and are perfectly content to have "Lasagna" attack me without comment and then let him lay into Smith, also without the least whiff of the outrage they felt in my (much admittedly) skinning of the stupid blithering poltroon. By their acts, ye shall know them all.
 
2) I'm not sure why some readers took umbrage at Friedman's remark re: V.V. being a small venue. It is. My List is only a couple thousand names, with perhaps a 5X pass-around factor. That's 10,000 readers at most, though, as with my music reviews, I find my words in many places and my articles more and more reproduced elsewhere (as I encourage in the V.V. indicia), so it could be that the pass-on is far more extensive than I'm estimating, a number I arrived at based on standard advertising/polling "tech". His stats are twice that, so, yes, I'm small in comparison, though certainly a lot larger than, say, Bill Bowle's forum, which it chagrins me to quote Bill as claiming a readership of only 200. His work is vastly more deserving than mine or Friedman's, actually than both ours combined, and it's outrageous he isn't as widely read as Bageant, Hitchens, Palast, etc. 
 
3) And fuck you, Ernie, and your smarmy imputation that Mark E. Smith has no credibility in BB or elsewhere. Speak for your own blinded self, not the rest of us, with whom you haven't even a nodding acquaintance, thank God. Smith's arguments are persuasive and cogent, certainly vastly more than your own on this subject (and probably most others). One of the few reasons I ever bothered with the BB Troll Forums the few times I have was for Smith's work, and ever to marvel that neither you nor Brad nor much of your readership understood the very lucid points. Your arrogance would be countenanceable only were anything palpable behind it, and Bog knows that ain't happening. If you think the tag-team schoolyard boosterisms between you and the drooling, puerile, vapid, babbling, uber-pathetic "Lasagna" constitute an alliance, then you're not only unwarrantedly arrogant but immitigably cretinous…or is that just a given? 
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Chris Standring and Kathrin Shorr - Send Me Some Snow

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07537.htm

 

Various Artists - Mean Street: Jukin' Wit De Blues

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07502.htm

 
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Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head? - Bono, One -

 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 4
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
That's what capitalism is: just another name for fascism. - Mike Malloy -
 
I'm a capit…I'm in favor of capitalism!! Don't get me wrong! I'll say this over and over again! Capitalism is great!!! - Brad Friedman, subbing for Mike Malloy, 10/6/11
 
 
Okay, we've demolished the "economic system" segment of Webster's def. Capitalism's not a system at all but rather a practice within a system. With any true economic system (includes money, banks, roads, etc.), one can just as easily have a socialism or a pseudo-socialism. Or anarchism. Or oligopalism. Whatever. Up to you. A capitalism with rules, by the way, is a socialism of limited sorts. Products are still made, money is still used, and so on, but, if the denizens of the milieu have Brain Cell One, profit share is a requisite. The ineradicable feature of capitalism is excess value capture by the very few. That value capture properly distributed is the profit share of socialism. That's all, nothing more.
 
Now we'll look at Simple English Wiki's definition for 'capital' because, no matter where we glance, the term is extremely skewed, and Wiki's decidedly often-bollocksed-up words are just as good as any. You're not meant to understand 'capital' in any case, no matter where you go, so what does it matter? Wiki says:
 
"In classical economics, capital is one of three factors of production, the others being land and labor. Goods with the following features are capital:
1. It can be used in the production of other goods (this is what makes it a factor of production), 2. It is human-made, in contrast to "land," which refers to naturally occurring resources such as geographical locations and minerals, 3. It is not used up immediately in the process of production, unlike raw materials or intermediate goods. The third part of the definition was not always used by classical economists. The classical economist David Ricardo would use the above definition for the term fixed capital while including raw materials and intermediate products are part of his circulating capital. For him, both were kinds of capital."
 
This could use a good parsing, not to mention a sound spanking. We'll do both. First, though, a product is (again according to Wiki Simple) "something that is made (produced)". The product turns magically into a 'good' because, in Economics, "things that one person has and another person wants are called goods". Hmmm, so something must be manufactured to be a good or product??? No, not really. An apple is something someone has and another wants; therefore, it is a good but is not made, thus not a product, especially not if the seller plucked it from a wild tree (that is, no human being entered the equation until harvest).
 
Glance at #3 in the Wiki def, then consider that labor was never named as capital, which it most decidedly is. Is labor "used up immediately in the process of production"? It is not. In fact, labor is the most important aspect of capital, a fact the capitalist does not want you to know: without labor, the rest of his capital just sits there, staring at the capitalist for the hoarding idiot he or she is. Are we seeing how simple it is to defeat so-called authority when we bother to inspect and question premises and words? Canning and Friedman to the side, we are.
 
So Wiki Simple tells us that "[i]f it is something that was found in nature, then it is called a natural resource". Okay, but is it also a good? After all, I have it, you want it, I'm selling it, you 're buying it…doesn't that qualify? It does. Then why doesn't Wiki Simple tell us this? Perhaps it's really Wiki Simpleton ? Maybe Wiki Simple, maybe the economists, maybe the radio infauxtainers aren't the authorities they tell us they are. Is this possible? The question answers itself, so I'm not going to break down the rest of that hideous definition - its errors should be glaring enough to the average V.V. reader - but instead move on.
 
In a sane analysis, a 'good' is just a thing, and it can be intangible. It's actually what would be called an 'asset'. Per Wiki Simple
 
"[i]n business and accounting, an asset is an economic resource that can be controlled by somebody (a person or an organization). They are created because of past transactions or events and they may help in obtaining future economic benefits. Examples of assets include money, property (land and buildings), and amounts to be received from someone".
 
Overlooking the fact that Wiki Simple cannot reconcile pronouns with antecedent very well ("They" and "they" with "asset"), we find that, 'neath the welter of nonsense, a 'good' or an 'asset' is just a thing, or better: a 'commodity'. True, Economics has screwed even that up to mean 'a good', but, really, it refers to an amount of something: knowledge is a commodity, as is a bunch of grapes, as is the ability to mow a lawn, and so on. And, by the way, commodities do not have to go towards "obtaining future economic benefits". That's just the capitalist practicing onanism, imagining everything first subordinates to money (which is an illusion - and we wish the capitalist would follow suit) and then to him or her.
 
So now we look at the "private or corporate ownership of capital goods" aspect of the definition, but, hmmmm, something's missing there. That phrase doesn't cover all the bases because there are also public goods: the commons. The commons are capital, goods, assets. There's no way around it, and they have nothing to do with private or corporate ownership…or do they? Now we peer at another illusion. 
 
The commons, which Hartmann loves to extol ad nauseum on his shows, TV and radio, are not yours, though Thom'll tell you otherwise. They are only partially ceded to you (and I'm committing a faux pas just by saying that much but will do so anyway and leave the reader to ponder its import) by the ruling power and may be removed at will. They are NOT yours, they are the rulers'. In a capitalism, the public maintains the commons until private concerns are prepared to seize them and profit thereby. Hartmann assures us they're held in trust for us, or whatever other misdirection occurs to him of a day, but are they really? We know better. And the "commons" are a commodity that starts locally and travels nationally, every square micron owned by The Masters. 
 
Recently, I was shocked to cruise by 135th Street and the 405 Freeway not far from my digs here in SoCal, an area I hadn't been by in years, and find that a huge beautiful park that had existed since I came to SoCal in '62 was now a middle-class housing tract. It was in fact just one of many such conversions in the South Bay. More, not far from my house, we used to have a great little school that the city of Manhattan Beach rushed through a sale in order to accomplish same: install upper middle class housing. No one wanted that, I and other residents were quite vocal about it, but the deed was done with lightning speed, almost before anyone even knew about it. Why? Well, schools don't pay taxes to the city because they don't earn money and are a government function - one, in this case the government, does not tax oneself - but residences do.
 
Malloy, Hartmann, Friedman, etc. may and probably will tell you that you have avenues to pursue in this regard. They're wrong. You don't. That common property is owned by either the local authority or the state, sometimes the Fed, and will be handled according to the authority's wishes. The most telling giveaway, though, is the phrase 'real estate': 'real' is a Spanish word, not Latin (there's no rule that legal terms have to base in Latin), and means 'king' or 'royal: all land in America is real estate, the king's estate. Hartmann, btw, knows this but won't tell you about it, 'cause he likes the idea of kings. The guy's a self-admitted multi-religionist. Religion is royal authoritarian fantasy-making. If the godthing is not royalty, then what is it? Hence, as I've said many times, all religion is by nature and definition Rightist: conservative, backwards, lies.
 
The commons are, after all, once all the purple propaganda about 'the people' is seen to be useless, just property and to be dispositioned by the property owner. It's that simple. We have no commons, in fiction or in fact. What you think are the commons are just properties the state has loaned to temporary or even long-term public utilization - as said, usually in order to throw off expenses or make a profit (as in the national "public" parks). When favors are wanted, those lands will be sold very cheaply to The Masters and their business enterprises, though some - again: national parks - have managed to retain a quasi-immunity. Sometimes the politicians are selling the commons to themselves by way of group agreement and diversionary business identities. Hartmann says no? C'mon, have ya been sleeping all these years? Who are you going to believe: Thom Hartmann, factotum supreme, or your lying eyes?
 
So far, then, as we've seen through an arduous slog, the first segment of the definition of capitalism ("an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods") is useless, gibberish, quarter-truthful at best. Then there's the matter of "investments that are determined by private decision rather than state control". 'Investments' is a euphemism for 'depredations', situations in which more advantage accrues to one party, the investing side - the wealthy or the wealthier side of the deal, rather than to the other, the less wealthy or not-wealthy-at-all. This can be a matter where the investing party sees huge profit to itself even when the invested party does as well, or can be otherwise and a bit more equitous. Were this not to be the foreseeable result of investment, then investments would not be made. It may be that the invested party sees benefit, but the intent of the investor is to get a *good* deal more back out from a source than he put into it and to get *everything* if he can. This is a form of predation: find someone with a weakness - not enough of whatever he needs (money, contacts, influence) to take his endeavor into the future as he might wish to - and exploit it. That's also the foundation of all business.
 
Before T. Boone Pickens and the days of arbitrage, investing depended upon the invested party doing well in order that the investor might also do well; now it means taking over a company and gutting it, though there is some tiny degree of the former still existent here and there (for the best explanation of this difference, read John Ney's classic texts: Wall Street Jungle and The Wall Street Gang). Investing just means you're buying something and can be doing so in a way that buys *into* something (a business, commodity futures, etc.), nothing more than that, but The Masters cannot tolerate common parlance applied to them as it is to the rabble, and so a fancy term is always dreamed up by some degreed jackanapes lawyer, then it and its vague applicability are twisted out of all cognition.
 
Private decision and state control are one and the same. The American state is a business, a corporation, a fascism, and always has been. The Founders intended it so, and Ferdinand Lundberg proved it beyond doubt. The Constitution is an aristocratic document indited by the rich of the colonies to assume and keep control of lands first stolen from the Natives, then from the British, then ever more from the Natives. It was also clearly meant to keep the yearning masses in line and away from the levers of power, as more than one of the bourgeoisie in public - and Washington and Jefferson in private - averred. The rich have ever run America and, until Marx's prophecy finally comes about, if it ever does, they will forever continue to do so. Our government was codified by the rich and every aspect of it was wrought to benefit them. One need look no further than the colonial conditions of life, once the incipient "saviors" had assumed power, to understand that. It was absolutely wretched, though the rich continued to do VERY well. Things are never otherwise, not in a capitalism.
 
We've one more part of the definition to go.
 
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NEXT: Part 5.
 
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The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there.   -Diderot-
 
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...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
 
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Martin Zamyatin's in-progress book: http://scarecrow-book.blogspot.com/

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http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

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Brasscheck, a political/conspiracy video treasure trove: http://www.realecontv.com/about.html

The Weekly Spin, a gritty expose forum: http://prwatch.org/

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Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
 
 
 
This e-mail was composed using 100% Free-Range Organic Electrons.

 

Welp, so much for old Friedman

Fuuuuuuccccccckkkkkkkkkk me over, that rips real ass!

I never did like Brad Blog. I think I told you once how huffy & puffy the place looks and how I think a lota cash has GOT to be flowing thru the place to have it all shiny and stuff...and you KNOW how much I oppose money loving capitalist bastards posing as leftists ( aka "Progressives" ). We've seen them all over the net over the past ten years. They always have their hands out asking for "donations" and they NEVER get enough to keep the site up & running.

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