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,
“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.)
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 -
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.
THIS ISSUE: The commencement of a 7-part, maybe longer, treatise on capitalismand the "Left".
Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
If you lack transparency, very quickly there will be a lack of trust. - Thom Hartmann, 10/11/11 -
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.com, The Nation, Daily 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.
NEXT: Part 2.
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 -
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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?
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