Veritas Vampirus - by Mark S. Tucker (this issue mentions folkie)

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 #634   FEBRUARY 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 -

 

Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -

 

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 -

 

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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: Part 2 of "Realms Anciens".

 

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The ends don't justify the means, they dictate them. - The MiSFiT -


 

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

 

Roy Trevino - Roy Trevino

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07625.htm

 

Dark Chocolate - Caper: From the Canyons of Big Sur

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07654.htm


 

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A NEW FROCK FOR THE REALM ANCIENS – Pt. 2

That Ain’t the Game, Y’all

By Mark S.Tucker

 

I’m talking about the crisis The Leftyish Infauxtainers, the chumscrubbers, dearly and decidedly don’t want you aware of: their day is over, along with their Masters’ (maybe). OWS is dead-on early proof of that (which is why Dems, PDAers, velvet revolutionaries, and talking heads from here to East Butfuqqistan are crawling all over each other to get the ‘ahead of the pack from behind’ tactic rolling again). The Internet has democratized the public, and the icons do…not…like…it. It’s true. It means their cushy jobs are going away (3 hrs. / day, 5 days / wk. – fuuuuuck, sign us all up for that!!) and rapidly. Their carefully constructed networking is falling into the gutter, which it did with AirAmerica and continues to do. It’s the end of the factotum gravy train, not to mention the under-the-covers servitorships now all too embarassingly and shamefully evident. Save for a few, usually the most harmless, they’re being cast off.

 

We have far more power than we imagine, y’all. Seriously. I don’t care how much thought you’ve expended on the matter, most aren’t even dimly aware of it, but, because of the communications revolution, the doors have opened wide for anyone who wants to connect with kindred souls rather than with paid functionaries posing as kindred but who really don’t want to have much to do with you (observe who they hang with once the cameras are off and the mikes dead – hell, even before that). I’ll be chronicling just what that means from personal experience as I run a multiple issue back story of my writing career, such as it has been, a little further on. It illustrates quite well what we're dealing with. Frankly, I’ve only in the last half annum myself fully realized what’s occuring, but the revelation prompted the upcoming series, a set of ruminations re-assessing some of what I’ve already discoursed upon but which now possesses a new linear slant along with stuff I’ve never before addressed. V.V. is a one-man horse, a first-person rag, a solo gig that uses but often eschews third person tamp-down journalism, the voice newswonk scribes love to sterilize everything with. Veritas was founded after I ran into Rob Kall and OpEdNews.com, soon expanded in its mission as I watched all these pundits who had thanked me and praised my work turn their backs and walk away when I asked for any least shred of info on the guy – just a friggin’ atom f’chrissakes - in order to try to figure what the hell had occurred: Malloy, Rhodes, Maddow, Jones, Schultz, Friedman, etc. ad nauseum. All turned tail and ran, literally or metaphorically. Look, I’m used to “Lefties” being false allies, false friends, I expect it, that’s why they’re “Left”, they have very little integrity or ethics, but that surprised even me.

 

Shock, however, is an interesting phenomenon. It either puts you to sleep or wakes you up. The latter is what happened to me. I may not like what I’m finding but neither do I want to go back to sleep. That’s the difference between me and them, and hopefully between you and them. Reality isn't the rosiest aerie in the world, but at least it’s…well, real.

 

So I’m thankful now, though I was pissed’er ‘n hell for a few years (even more than my usual 5,238,953,674,012-3/4% flamingly outraged at everything in Creation). I again understood the wisdom of the old ‘friend of my enemy’ philosophy conjoined with the tao and its revelations of things one couldn’t possibly have comprehended unless one went with the flow and lived the experience. Distasteful interludes can serve good ends, and, man, how Earth-like that is. The highly dismaying display of “Left” in-group cowardice, that bourgeois protect-the-criminals-among-us mentality, the weird group-oriented mutual onanism Thackery beheld in the Uppa Crust and its pretenders was contrasted at precisely the right time by CNS’s providential stream of data on true Leftism, re-framing my vision when it was foundering, bringing about transcendence from the consensus reality the “Lefties” still slumber within. It came, ironically enough, because CNS had read my work in OEN. This is what infauxtainers cannot comprehend. I was one of the promising newcomers who went wrong. Or so they think. But they’re very mistaken, some are realizing it, and extending carrot and stick again. There is, though, no slightest chance of my defaulting backwards. None. I have no least desire, though they seem to imagine otherwise, that I'm angling or something. That's their egocentricity speaking, not mine. I got the hook well out of my mouth long ago. I'm not re-inserting it.

 

That's an inevitability of consciousness, not just for me or just those who have stumbled upon it but for everyone, one far too slow in its full advent, unfortunately, but I know the part that affrights The Radio Gaggle: these awakenings have been due to Just Another Someone, not one of them, one of the Sanctified Wisdom Indoctrinators - in my case just a woman who had uplevelled and was now quietly and determinedly passing on what great minds (one especially: Papa Marx’s, the genius above geniuses when it comes to scientific Economics and now the ENTIRE backscatter for everything we see, the boogey man the Right works ceaselessly to expunge) had gifted her with .

 

What, you may inquire, induces this Rightward parochialism in The "Left"? Merely the desire for the poison of fame, the glamour of wealth. Those, or so they imagine (and with good reason), will solve their ills, ushering them into the sacred Moneylandia of capitalism. And it just might, but it’s still deadly arsenic, belladonna, a heroin overdose, and money remains slavery. Yet cling they do, and so their moldy structures and damaging alliances must endure until all-ye-of-the-blessings are safely secured in patronage. Please God, they mumble under their panting franticity, let it be so. The understructure, however, is: fuck everyone else, just get *me* there. You hear it daily, gliding sotto voce.

 

This incredibly wide new playing field of the Internet was erected through an absenture of a number of the oppressive old mechanisms, of no longer having to run a gauntlet of editorial and publishing assholes in order to be heard, as every writer had done for decades. This new feature is an integral part of what a true beginning democracy looks like. It's what we’re really looking at, starting to live through: no more gatekeepers. That’s what Friedman & Canning Inc. and their brethren fear. Don’t know why - Friedman at least would fare very well in an anarchically meritocratic culture, so would Hartmann - but they do. As I’ve said since the age of 14: I don’t explain insanity, I can’t, no one can, I just point it out. That’s what V.V. is all about, with a few side excursions every so often, pensees on aesthetics and such.

 

Basically, we don’t need these people any more, they’re not even useful, bought and paid for. It’s just a matter of who holds the money and to what degree. The Gaggle well knows this through a profound and desperate guttering of all they used to think they represented. It’s why radio-pseudo-avatars ceaselessly aver I and others can “afford to swing for the fences” (wrong cliché: keeping parallism with the metaphor, they mean that I “hit it out of the ballpark” but can’t bear to admit it) because I have no Master. That’s just jealousy looking upon an unenthralled position, something they’re incapable of understanding, never having experienced, at least not in this lifetime. I’d prefer they held envy, that they were compeers rather than antagonists, but they’re not capable of that.

 

So we have ourselves, and it’s time to move on to better things.

 

Thought I’d re-clarify all that yet again before re-commencing caterwauling.

 

Oh, and the most salient matter pertinent to the next two or three installments is a topic I'm amused by. You can never predict where the pebble of enlightenment will strike or from whence it will issue, lifting the veils, but the element which struck most deeply, erasing puzzlement while trying to figure out why Friedman was so bafflingly contrary, such a welter of truth and lies, an enigmatic porridge of principled stands and thoughtless enamorments, was reading his and Ernie’s shabby treament of Mark E. Smith, whose arguments I'd followed to a small degree on various occasions, always finding them well put yet shat upon by the twin lords of BradBlog. I was thunderstruck by the way they regarded him and his cogencies, decrying him as a nutter. It was much too inapposite, much much much too, proving to be the Rosetta Stone needed to understand what lay not very deeply 'neath public face. Even were they to have believed their own horseshit - and people who love capitalism are diffcult to decode, so spun around are they - what was being said and done by them was nonetheless base, venomous. Smith’s patience and persistence only served to illuminate that. Still does. Why he even bothers, I’ll never know, but you’ll never again see me in BB comment columns regardless. Ever.

 

Fitting, I think, that this shard of light should arrive from regions outside my own venue, but alight it did, everything soon understood. This is why I tell everyone I meet who has the wit to understand, and that’s not very many, that the study of rhetoric is damn near the most valuable activity one can undertake at all times and in all ways. You don’t, I will point out again in somewhat obtuse consonance with the matter, need to sit zazen, listen to a bunch of pious-faced monks, attend sado-masochistic retreats, or idolatrize roshis, rabbis, imams, and priests in order to ascend to what’s called ‘enlightenment’. Those things will in fact probably firmly bar such an outcome, counter-productive and not at all what they claim them to be. Enlightenment consists only and solely of seeing things as they really are - no magic, no New Age goop, no shining beings of light. Clear perception is all that matters. Most of that lies in thought, which consists of language, and thus a firm and lucid understanding of language and the concepts it generates is all you need. Read for yourself, think for yourself, see for yourself. Ultimately, if you’re not your own authority, then life will just continue to be what we see every day now, and we’ll continue to learn only through pain, a sickness we haven’t even started to cure.

 

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NEXT: Back to BradBlog, Friedman, Canning, and The Lasagna.

 

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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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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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Veritas Vampirus - Speaking as a Constitutional Scholar

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. The Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment, a Wayseer.
 
ISSUE #650   MARCH 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector, meta-anarchist
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, AND REMOVING THE "LEFT'S"  ARTIFACTS. 
 
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
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum')
 
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
 
Veritas Veritas' patron saint: Sarasvati
 
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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: This installment is the penultimate. Next comes the close and then the coda.
 
I also forgot the FAME entries and the preface quote last time (I was hard-pressed for time), so I'm doubling up this time. Sorry 'bout dat.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Uwe Gronau - Time Rider

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07690.htm

 

Marc Berger - Ride

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07720.htm

 

New World Beat - After Carnival

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07722.htm

 

Al Di Meola - Morocco Fantasia (DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07668.htm

 
And you can catch this at The Buzz About:
 
Gotye - Making Mirrors
 
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People say law but they mean wealth. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
I am ashamed the law is such an ass. - George Chapman
 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport – Pt. 7
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron!!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" – Shakespeare
 
 
 
 
This set of realizations, which hasn’t reached many but has been with us always, usually only inspectable under Eastern frameworks (taoism, ch’an, zen, etc.) or those exceedingly rare individuals who extrapolate Christianity via the Christ or Judaism through tikkun, which is to say: statistically zero, has been, I think I can safely say though I may be crediting way too much to the puerile journalistic mind, slowly dawning on the Centrist kindergarten class of scribblers, especially those now claiming to have, when they’re realllllllllly dishonest, no sympathy to any side. That’s a patented Rightist tactic, and it’s why Centrists are so damn nervous and shrill lately: as the paradigm shifts, they’re being left behind (check out their collapsing airwaves: the Right wants nothing to do with them and the true Left desires as little contact as possible, hence where do they go?) overtaken by the enormity of a reality they touch only the ragged edges of, and that only via Democrat propaganda channels under the aegis of Republican-owned devices (99% of every media anything available). 
 
More disturbing to them personally, though, or at least those possessing the wit to comprehend conspiracy data – and this is an area in which, though he prefers to shun the topics, Hartmann shines (Malloy to a much lesser degree), a guy I suspect would stun quite a few researchers were he to engage them - is the fact the claims and facts re: long-term conspiracies are now being seen as having been for the most part accurate while the arrogations of the Radio “Left” have been almost completely chauvinism, ignorance, indoctrination, and Dem agitprop. While Hartmann is one of the few people on Earth who knows that the term ‘real estate’ actually refers to ‘the property of the king’, a dead giveaway indicative of only the most hard-core researchers (not to mention a central control datum withering in its implications), and Malloy every once in an almost dead blue moon will tangentially touch upon conspiracy phenomena after having been spanked thoroughly for having Webster Tarpley on his AirAm gig back in the Pleistocene, Rhodes thinks any notion of conspiracy beyond the sanitized depictions of it on Highway Patrol is stark staring lunacy, and she stands as the iceberg tip for the rest of the coterie: Maddow, Reagan Jr., Friedman, Kuby, you name ‘em, they’re as innocent of worldiness as newborn babes. To them, the factual is contrafactual. Where can one possibly go with such innocents, such naifs?
 
Of course, there are the rare exceptions – Harrison for one (and how extensively his familiarity travels, I haven’t a clue, but he’s not shy about a number of conspiracy realities) and Lionel for another (who's much more shy) – but the standard Boy Scout approved gaggle crew hasn’t the vaguest understanding that capitalism is never good, that democracy does not exist, that there is no God, that people are nowhere near as evolved from animals as they like to think, that education is a rote-n-regurgitation exercise in mental erosion, and so on - so, again y’all, how can we expect them to handle data that would fry their little brains to a seared crisp within a prescribed Betty Crocker / Norman Rockwell Daddy Democrat world-illusion? It’s kinda foolish on our parts. Remember, they’re only sort of like us and too much like Republicans. Worse for them, the lion’s share of what “Lefties” have been uttering, muttering, and scribing all their lives has proven to be a bill of goods with no lading. That must be fairly shattering, painful, whenever they take a moment to inspect their premises, which apparently is almost never, and so fantasy continues to be their modus. It’s safe, it’s profitable, and it has a future if one can cutthroat one’s way to any notion of a respectable security, which isn’t easy. 
 
Journalists can crow and strut when it comes to beloved re-encantations of concensus reality - like Republicans and Libertarians, a “fact” base from which they canot be shaken – only because it takes from 3 to 20 years for them and theirs to catch up to the truth beneath the light show. That gives plenty of time to morph and wriggle a slow transition ignoring howling errors of the past while adopting the new concensus. Case in point? Have you been hearing for the last 5 years how it’s suddenly dawned on Malloy, Maddow, Hartmann (I may have to remove him from this gaggle), and etc. that everything began to go wrong with Reagan 30 years ago? This, while true in some respects, is mostly fantasy and self-deception. It actually all started with our Constitution, which is frankly a piece of shit.
 
I understand why the “Left” is at one with the Right (and both haze things with the staged “oh sure, it has a few flaws within its otherwise outstanding structure!” minstrelsy) on this because it’s a blanket PsyOp like God, “history”, and any number of foundation irrealities. But, seriously, does no one but the true Left get the rather unavoidable fact that this 100% manufactured Republican meme of sacredity the “Left” has completely bought into is nothing more than producting fantasy? I mean, the move’s so obvious as an MVF that it’s a skosh unnerving to see radio androids on their knees before a new religion so blatantly one-dimensional, gibbering pat lines and gushing doctrinaire sentimentality in lockstep with the Righties. Has no one read Lundberg’s Cracks in the Constitution, the debates raging around the document as it was being crafted in secret, or critical perusals in between the two?
 
Have we completely forgotten that the original colonists were extraordinarily skeptical over a document created in secret by as aristocratic a bunch of ARFs (Another Rich Fuckers) for the umpteen billionth time or that Franklin was not comforting but condescendingly fleering in his famous response that he and his had birthed “a republic, madame, if you can keep it” (which, as far as I can determine is apocryphal; I find no first person proof of it anywhere…nor, for that matter, second), shifting responsibility for their own shitty handiwork from the rich to masses, as usual.
 
Why does none of this come up in “Left”topia? Well, because you don’t question religion and almost all of them are religious, though they labor mightily to both obscure the fact and keep it front and center so the Masters they fawn before never doubt for a minute that ignorance of the truth very healthily thrives among them. To an intelligent person, to anyone who’s woken up to any significant credible degree, both religion and the Constitution are objects of ridicule, but to the “Left”, the two are one and the same, holy writ doubled within itself. From religion comes our politics. Two guesses, then, why politics is almost completely kabuki. Let’s start with Reagan.
 
Reagan was a puppet responsible for nothing. The “Left”, even Hartmann, still doesn’t get this, though I suspect Thom really does underneath his patter but is terrified of the backlash that would erupt were he to make that an irrevocable theme: the Righties would go berserk, howling for blood, and he damn well knows it. So what the Right and the “Left” have bought into, even when only by default – though with most of them it’s sheerest gullability, is a PsyOp deterring attention from a dynasty that has been ruling America at the behest of world banking for decades: the Bush Family. If Reagan’s business-indentured tenure in California as governor wasn’t brutal enough, his maundering pretensions to any least shred of personal autonomy and authority, something he’d been yodeling about since God only knows when, became evident the moment he ran for President and Bush was forced on him as Vice by The Masters. The dog-faced old fart was an addled, gibbering, D-class actor whose only utilizable virtue was being able to memorize and deliver lines someone else had scripted, the only real talent any politician possesses. 
 
Who remembers that Ronald Reagan was in fact a quintessential “Leftie”, a Democrat, who took his soon-to-be wife’s father’s dollar and became a converso, a Rightie. It wasn’t a leap of any appreciable distance. ‘Member that? Yeah, readers here do, but the scions of the Radio “Left” haven’t a clue, certainly not Friedman and Canning, most definitely not their dogpack audience, else they’d never dare speak and write as they do. It’d be too unstomachable, too quisling an act even for them, as especially Canning demands a return to holy doctrine in his biweekly High Masses in BradBlog. No, the “Left” doesn’t like being reminded of this, but it’s so. Reagan was solidly one of them but turned sideways.
 
The sad fact is that they’d all do exactly the same were the money and position only tendered. This accounts for the eternally waffling postures: gotta talk out of one side of the mouth for the audience but encode out of the other so that The Masters understand that they’re available for even hardier co-option, complete conversion if there are enough zeroes on the paycheck (and there are certainly enough zeroes among the comradeship) in a shiny new TV spot or show. 
 
No, Mr. Hartmann, George Herbert Walker Bush was the real President, just as Dick Cheney was Da Man when G.H.’s son G.W. was illegitimated into office. Dick, not Monkey Boy, was the real Top Dawg. Then there was Clinton, and you couldn’t then and for a long long time get Malloy, Rhodes, Hartmann, and all the others off their lubricious knees, slobbering all over the asshole. Well, it’s been a decade since he left office and listen to them now. Perhaps not very ironically, it was Clinton who tore it for me personally, pushing me into an almost ingovernable passion to be rid of this smothering pall of deception in politics and social control, but the Radio “Left”? A decade later, they’re finally somewhat waking up .0001%. As I said: 3 to 20 years is what ya gotta give ‘em, ‘cause they’re slow, and you can’t pry their faces away from the mirror.
 
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NEXT: Part 8, the closer...until the coda.
 
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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.
 
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* 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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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. The Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment, a Wayseer.
 
ISSUE #651   MARCH 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector, meta-anarchist
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, REMOVING THE "LEFT'S" ARTIFACTS. 
 
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
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum')
 
In journalism, reactionary and liberal alike, the function of "slanting" is to permit reader and writer to ooze virtue without paying for it. - Eric Bentley
 
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
 
Veritas Veritas' patron saint: Sarasvati
 
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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:
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Jane Scheckter - Easy to Remember

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07694.htm

 

Heiner Stadler - Brains on Fire

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07693.htm

 

Randy Thompson - Collected

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07689.htm

 
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Laws [and thus lawyers] were most numerous when the commonwealth was most corrupt. Tacitus
 
Where power, there law. - Russian proverb
 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport – Pt. 8
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron!!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" – Shakespeare
 
 
 
Is my premise being made? I hope so, ‘cause it’d take 385 more issues to cite only the most egregious of the rest of the 23 volume bound editions of the “Left’s” innumerable falling points. And this is what frightens Canning and Friedman. They see all this - well Brad sees it, Ernie’s too fucking stupid - but can find no way out of the dilemma, because there is no way out, their fauxs pas too prolifically on record. Thus they have to yak and yak and yak to obscure the fact, their entire lives and careers now under question. It’s not a position to be envied, and the wrigglings become ever more violent and disingenuous in light of that, which is why you read and hear this hilarious no-parties-no-sides-no-differences crap. It’s camouflage against the past. They can’t be wrong if reference points can be eliminated. That’s the only tactic left. The past has to be made to disappear in a quasi-relativistic haze subsuming a history of grossly self-serving errors and knowing compromises as “evolution” and “intelligence”. Everything must become interchangeable. That’s how republicanism became democratism and has been so since Day One back in 1776. It’s now not just 5 years or 10 years or 20 but 236 years later, and they still haven’t begun to figure it out. Some emipiricism, eh? Some “journalism”. Yeah, I’m pretty sure we can trust ‘em on just about everything.
 
Care to see just how ungovernably irked all these revelations made Canning, who otherwise tries to profess journalistic disinterest? The missives I’ve cited from him and several others came within days of each other. On 2/4/12 came one more: 
 
"Found this line amusing, Mark: 'OWS wants nothing to do with Mr. Canning, his patron Brad Friedman'. It's nice to know that you are so prescient that you speak for the entirety of the millions in the OWS movement and what 'they' want. No doubt you can point to a general assembly decision at each and every OWS location in which they, by the consensus process, decided (a) that they want ‘nothing to do with Mr. Canning, his patron Brad Friedman’ and (b) where they adopted Mark Smith's brilliant 'boycott elections', which, of course, must be the case since Mark 'know-it-all' Tucker agrees with it."
 
…so let me reveal another hidden datum: prior to this fiasco, Canning had repeatedly advised me of impending or just-then-published articles of his in BB, asking for feedback and critique. While I’ve always professed a liking for his writing style, I've not been among his idolators – the BB trollpack covers that - and thus made a number of comments, positive and negative, some of which he entertained, others sniffily rejected. Fine by me either way, and Canning may deny this now if he so wishes, I could care less, but he, I, and Friedman know the truth of it if nobody else does. What irked him, though, was the accuracy of my critiques, and one of the reasons I was forced to criticize negatively is for precisely the kind of bizarre mis-thinking shown above, the basis of so much within his extemporizing and articles. Note the childishness of the rejections, Canning flailingly attempting to assume the literalism of Friedman. One needn’t point to anything other than OWS’ explicit rejection of capitalism and Democrats to understand Friedman and Canning, capitalists and Democrats both (check the back record if you doubt the latter – and, by the way, I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts both were for a long time and perhaps still are registered Democrats, nor will I be very surprised if that search yields that one or both, in spirit with Hartmann, Kall, and much of the “Left” radio brethren, were indeed registered Republicans at one point or another), are not OWS’ dish of ice cream. It's they who seek those within OWS who will credit their existence, not the other way around, and that practice continues apace. Then there’s Canning’s Republican anti-intellectual slur re: “know-it-alls”.
 
Funnily enough, I ran into a little den of Cannings the other day in my painting/woodblock printing class. I’m currently the only male among a sliding roster of a dozen or so females. I’m happy to see anyone pursue art, but this class is mostly the very common bourgeois (I live in Manhattan Beach, SoCal, and it’s not exactly South Central over here) recess activity undertaken by high society mavens to demonstrate that, hey!, Republicans be kinda human too! Yeah, and kinda artists maybe. The core group of three - one hideously obese, one grossly obese, and one only fat, or had you guessed that already? - one day took exception when a newly arrived latina arrived and, along with my favorite in the class, a woman who appears to be a true conservative, wanted to talk politics. So we did. This highly upset the most prissy-assed member of The Trio (yep, the hideously obese one, good guess) because I asserted atheism, she a Catholic. She raised a few points of debate, unaware I’m ex-Cath and know the shit religion pretty much inside out, so I cleaned her clock. It needed it, the inner workings were all haywire, I was being kind, but her mother figure, the next-to-fattest one, huffed up and exclaimed “You’re obnoxious, do you know that?”
 
“Yes, I do,” I smiled, “after all, it’s me we’re talking about, right? I’m pretty self-aware and have practiced long and hard to be the living epitomy of obnoxiousness. I think I’m pretty good at it. I appreciate the validation. You’re too kind.”
 
“And you’re a know-it-all too!”
 
“Too true, too true. My fault there. I’ve tried being a Republican so I could be a bonehead, but I couldn’t stop laughing, so, any hope of verisimilitude being completely impossible, I had to give it up. A shame.”
 
“I,” she glared archly, “am a Republican!!!”
 
“Yeah, I know, it was incandescent the moment I laid eyes on you. If it helps, it’s more than obvious that you’re so far from being a know-it-all that I doubt 300 successive lifetimes of continuous education would ever secure you a place even at bottom-most rungs of any intelligentsia on the face of the Earth…have I helped any?”
 
Crimson with rage and indignation while simultaneously pale with shock (don’t ask me how but only a Republican could manage such a paradox), she gathered up her easel and oils and stormed off with Fatty McFattington (am I imitiating Stephanie Miller correctly here?) in tow. Since that day, however, she’s gone out of her way to either ignore or be nice to me, to avoid being the target of another analysis. Care to guess how I’d still be treated had I not dressed her down? There are ways of forcing Republicans and kindred to be civil. They don’t include ass-kissing or intelligent discourse, the latter of which the bastards are totally incapable, though Friedman, Canning, and far too many “Lefties” want a Miracle Merge with Republicanism because, y’know, Republicans are so sensible and we need their input because, hey!, they're human and just like us! We’re all Americans, ain’t it so? Thus, votaries and acolytes, please open your hymnals to to page 83, and sing along with me: “Onward, Christian Soldiers, marching as to warrrrrrr……”.
 
And so we’re back to Canning. His reference to Smith and the issue of boycotting elections is equally smug and desperate, as Smith is accompanied not only by Mark S. Tucker but by many many many writers far worthier than Canning himself. In fact, the boycott-elections sentiment that Friedman and Canning adumbrate grows daily as everyone but them becomes acutely aware of not only the joke the process has been from the very beginning – and I mean the VERY beginning, right after the American Revolution - but ever more so as events progress in our day. Friedman yatters regarding a philosophical rectitude to things as they are, the elder way being sacred and all, and thus gets a bit smarmy while seeing his interally projected purity as verity, but reality dictates a much different attitude among the intelligent…and history indemnifies it.
 
Do you know why so many religious avatars, philosophers, writers, artists, musicians, and others of achievement resort to alcohol and drugs? It’s not just because alternative realities are desired but because intelligent people must dwell within a society of such screaming stupidity with no real escape. That intolerability forces refuge in either blind oblivion or a recess from a stilted reality so hideously untenable and unavoidable that only monkeys could propose any atom of the whole as being in any fashion contemplatable. Madness can be tolerated for just so long before one must escape or go under, become permanently numb. I’ll take escape, so will the avatars. Either that or revolution…which requires trustworthy comrades and that, heh!, is an issue you don’t want to start me up on. I’ve had so many knives thrust in my back by the “Left” that I daren’t walk by magnets. I’m not the only one.
 
In winding down, should any wish to quibble that I'm making any of this series up, something Friedman, for instance, has a fondness for, I'll be more than happy to show the original documents in my e-mail In Box to those in the industry (just write, I’ll tell ya how to get to my house), though some have already availed themselves of the curiosities. This does not include Rob Kall or any on his staff (do your own damn work, idiots), Friedman – who wrote the missives, so he already knows what I’m speaking of, and to whom I've held out my hand for meet ‘n greets, he being only a few miles down the road from me, only to have it slapped away long before this channel of interest erupted - or Canning. With the lattermost’s uncomfortably emphasized affinity for the sin of Onan, I'm not sure what I'd be subjected to, and thus prefer to leave that sticky mess completely alone. 
 
Finally, since Ernie and Brad both prefer to attack the reader-input non-option at V.V…well, here ya go, guyz! Over the last so many installments, I broke my rule and let Ern and his insipid blather in. I guess I’m just that kinda guy. More, and the reader should take this seriously into contemplation, Friedman has been quite insistent, both publicly and privately, as much so as Canning, regarding his displeasure that I do not open up my platform for his and his henchmen's input, but I’ve more than once informed him that he already possesses a rather unique rostrum of his own, replete with dogpack, from which to address the issue. It's called BradBlog, he co-owns it, so I know he's aware of it, and has 6,234,768,902% complete freedom to decry me there whensoever he so desires. The last time I inserted that into our personal conversation, after a long silence following a similar suggestion, he went silent yet again. I guess simple screamingly obvious solutions are not to his liking. But, hell, brave on, dear lad, brave on, I’m more than ready for your sallies.
 
Mean it.
 
In spades.
 
And thus I close the series…save for a short coda next time around interleaving this lazy Susan of somewhat varying installments to the upcoming one on Canning’s, BB’s, and Friedman’s kindred: OpEdNews.com and Rob Kall. Meanwhile, make of capitalists and lawyers what you will. I already have.
 
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NEXT: The coda.
 
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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.
 
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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). 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.

Two small indications that we are not alone.

One small indication is the fact that at least 50 people will attend the Left Forum panel on boycotting the 2012 election this Sunday:

http://www.facebook.com/events/386287631383445/

Another is that CounterPsyOps reposted this article by Barbara Peterson:

http://counterpsyops.com/2012/03/15/u-s-election-management-brought-to-you-by-goldman-sachs/

The three videos in the article are well worth watching, even if you've seen them before.

My only criticism is of the guy who says that if people choose to vote, they should "stay on top of it" to know if their votes are stolen. If a 15-year election official in his own office can't tell that an election was stolen right in front of his eyes, and would have certified it if he hadn't set up the test himself, there's nothing an ordinary voter can do to "stay on top of it."

That, as Mark S. Tucker, has pointed out in previous VV issues, is the biggest hypocrisy of BrabBlog and other supposed election integrity activists with liberal Democratic ties--they know full well that the votes cannot be verified, but won't tell people not to vote. They can't, because they'd lose their sponsors and their audience, so they're actually encouraging people to gamble their country and their children's future in a con game they know is rigged. I believe the word for people like that is shills. Brad has insisted that he has never urged people to vote, but the way he and his gang attack anyone who dares to suggest not voting, demonstrates clearly that he wants people to vote even if he hasn't said so in that many words.

Veritas Vampirus - folkie mentioned again

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. The Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment, a Wayseer.
 
ISSUE #652   MARCH 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector, meta-anarchist
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, REMOVING THE "LEFT'S"  ARTIFACTS. 
 
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
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum')
 
In journalism, reactionary and liberal alike, the function of "slanting" is to permit reader and writer to ooze virtue without paying for it. - Eric Bentley
 
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
 
Veritas Veritas' patron goddess: Sarasvati
 
-----
 
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: After the storm, a few wrack clouds are always left behind.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Howlin Rain - The Russian Wilds

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07687.htm

 

Sarah Elgeti Quintet - Into the Open

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07724.htm

 

Tron Syversen - Peaceful Journey

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07691.htm

 
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One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been so credulous. So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise. - Carl Sagan
 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport – Coda
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron!!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" – Shakespeare
 
 
 
So, beyond a lengthy dissertation on capitalism that led into a firefight and highly enjoyable rant with and on Brad Friedman and Ernest Canning, what was the purpose of all previous installments? It might not have been as obvious as you think. The true demonstration lies in this: what I've done is take a fight that normally would have been sequestered, controlled, and probably eventually spiked, though, admittedly, that tends not to happen in the pages of BradBlog, which instead prefers the threat of censorship after setting one up for it. I forced it onto ground not controlled by BB, Friedman, or Canning…and that's a realization of modal shift the latter trio and the entire radio "Left" do not want you to grasp. Whether you know it or not yourself, the creation of the Internet was a communicative advance on the order of the Gutenberg press, and its implications are only now becoming searingly apparent. That's why there's a move being made to hegemonize at a corporo-federal level, a gambit motivated well beyond the profit possibilities inherent in any such monopolistic wave.
 
The "Left" is not very different from the Right in far too many ways, I'm afraid, especially re: formats within its forums, and BradBlog has the power to control the tone and subject of speech just as much as, to take two mirror images, Limbaugh on the Right or Malloy on the "Left". This was seen when BB allowed The Lasagna to attack me in print, with indirection so thinly veiled that it was laughable, the Blog saying nothing, then tactically abjuring my response when it came, threatening censorship - lightly, true, but a threat is a threat whether it comes wrapped in a hypocritical kiss or a fist to the face. That's a Republican set-up. Friedman and Canning knew exactly what they were doing, undoubtedly fomented the deed beforehand for all I or anyone knows (else why let The Lasagna pass?), with their frequent flyer nebbish and then just sat back, waiting to pounce on what was a quite fair reaction to a provocation initiated, approved, and abetted by them. This happens on the Right hourly, on the "Left" less so, but here we have such an instance. These guys love this stuff and have pulled it on many victims. With me, the tables got turned on 'em. That was the major shift move, and you can do it as well. Let me repeat that:
 
You can do it as well.
 
Let me say it again a little more loudly:
 
YOU CAN DO IT AS WELL.
 
That’s the new paradigm. Infauxtainers no longer have an island preserve from which to dispense favor, carefully managing who speaks and who doesn’t. They can no longer ignore you, leave you stranded because you have no effective forum from which to respond once you’re denied space and time on their wavelength just because you do not toe the line. You can now initiate your own response, put the onus on them. That’s how V.V. began, as rejoinder to the attempt to shut me up permanently (and, true to his word, Rob Kall has been poisoning waters against my name, for whatever good it may do him, as writers and on-air personalities have informed me). I could have folded or I could have fought. The choice I made was not just to attack him but also to never let up. Until his or my death, he will have me as an active enemy, along with the radio “Left” that closed ranks to excuse, protect, and support him. It’s always a very bad idea to come between me and my enemies; anyone who knows me knows that much without a shade of doubt. That’s not what's important, though.
 
What’s important is that the moment you decide you will no longer submit to this ages old pattern, the second you realize the landscape now will entertain your voice readily, that the print and air commons are no longer the exclusive purview of those who have sold themselves ceaselessly to cadres of patrons, that’s the exact time you’ll step out of the old mindset and into the new, and not until that very second. The “Left”, in concert with the Right, is hoping you won’t understand that new move, which is completely open to you right now.
 
You can do it. You don’t need them. You don’t even need me…except by choice and as a kindred spirit exchanging data and viewpoints.
 
That’s really, besides the sheer fun of it all, the whole point of what I’ve indited in this sub-series. It's easier 'n shit to either grab the turf for your own or to monkeywrench. Or both. It was my reading of Mark E. Smith's constantly being jeered in BB comment columns by Brad, Ernie, and their shithouse dogpile within a succession of ridiculously specious "debates" in BradBlog which initiated a much more precise sense of purpose for my Vampiric efforts in this respect. Following a few backchannel conversations with Friedman and his pejorative opinions of Smith, my basis changed from "What the hell am I missing here? Smith's points are perfectly valid, much more so than Friedman's or Canning's. How on Earth is Friedman validating this nasty regard within himself? What...am...I...missing????" to "Alright, these BB bastards need to have their artifacts removed". The problem was me. I just didn't want to understand what was perfectly obvious.
 
That moment of realization was one of perfect clarity on an impulse that had been a bit fogged by a multiplicity of motivations. This ushered in a more pronounced understanding of the potential the Net truly holds, to the infauxtainment cabals what digitization is to the music industry: a genie that cannot be re-bottled and one that changes the landscape forever. It's tearing down their club mentality, their warding fences, their profitable alliances and networks wherein one must be among the anointed to gain public access, reducing them to inconsequentiality. It isn’t complete yet, not by a goodly shot, but it’s certainly happening. All the old exclusionary devices are going away and will never again be in their hands. It’s why the “Left” is dwindling so shockingly. They don’t quite grasp it fully, but they’re tugging at the hem and fretting. You can hear it plainly as they now almost don’t exist on air, thrashing about for ingress to television. Good luck to ’em on that. Even should a few make it, that forum, or maybe just their places in it, ain’t gonna last long either. They shot themselves repeatedly in the head with Air America, and I don’t even have to guarantee they’ll do it yet again, as it’s already obvious ,most notably in the person of Rachel Maddow, a very highly conflicted “Leftie” doing her best to weave a patchwork cover quilt. "Lefties" can’t help themselves, and they have little to offer except squawling about matters they’ll compromise instantly on anyway.
 
Think about it a little further, though. Why do we need Thom Hartmann when we can have Chris Hedges, a man twice Hartmann's intellect and integrity? Why Mike Malloy when we have Gary Null, who will take it to the enemy directly instead of dancing around things like a bug on a hot griddle? Why Randi Rhodes when we have Naomi Klein, Nomi Prins, Larissa Alexandrovna, Sibel Edmonds, whose intellects reveal Rhodes for the brassy tinpot she is? 
 
But I've tricked you a bit again in all these interrogatives. You see, Gary Null has been operating the Progressive Radio Network for quite some time and has a listenership that not only dwarves both his home in KPFK and the entirety of all "Left" radio combined but does so on a multiplicative scale. That's one of the reasons you don't hear him interviewed on the "Left"…ever. He's a very real very dangerous threat to them, their complacencies, and their carefully erected networking. His intellect crushes even a mind like Hartmann's, which is daunting in itself, and the minute Gary might mention his own gig on “Left” air, it'd only hasten the erosion of infauxtainment's pitiful vaporous empire, an ill-managed kingdom well deserving of its death. I mean free speech is all very well, right?, but we're talking dollars and Airwave Monroe Doctrine here, s, toss the idealists under the bus and get corporate pragmatics into the driver's seat pronto, y’all.
 
Interesting, no? Null could eviscerate any of these hallowed "Left" figures singly or in unison in any decently modified debate - *snort!*, yeah, like we're going to have that in controlled programming domains - and his accomplishments and ongoing work are so impressive that even Hartmann - again, a very impressive fellow…for a Boy Scout - can't bear up in comparison, so you'd think the “well-wishing”, “fellow-spirited”, “generous”, “Humanitarian” “Left” would be behind Null 538%, yes? A fellow traveller, no? Have him on their shows constantly, correct? Make the guy one of them, hm? But you'd be wrong, o ye hopeful, you'd be dead wrong. He's appeared not even once to my knowledge and, in all the many years I've been listening to "Left" radio, has not been mentioned, not by Hartmann, who’s quite acutely aware of him, as is Friedman, who shares KPFK with him, or any. They're all under orders, silent or spoken, exterior or self-initiated, because they, like the Right, possess agendas, none of which have anything to do with fairness, respect of superior perspicacity, intelligence, the greatest good for the greatest number, or any of the usual boasts otherwise. Their loyalty is only to the numbers on the paycheck.
 
Such thralldom is in fact what will finish them off as they choke and sputter defending crimes like capitalism amid fevered haste to secure ever higher positions within the machinery they profess to hate, the soulless mega-corporations now housing their comrades Maddow and Hartmann, even following upon Huffington – about whom they’re remarkably silent. Yeah, funny how the short-lived chatter re: the subsummation of communications networks died down since the HuffPo aborto-merge occurred. The talkers are hoping to make the same transition soon themselves (that’s the only reason Rob Kall keeps the pitiful OEN going, wishing with all his tiny little skinflint heart some rich idiot Rightie bastard will come along and stuff his pockets too, and, who knows?, against all odds, Kall may be correct – the Right is, after all, that stupid even when canny) hopefully for long enough to operate in a fresher plane of corruption with all its material advantages before everything comes apart at the seams.
 
People like me, people like you, and there are quite a few of us now, are presently no real this-very-second threat, but what we do worries them. It worries them a lot. Their numbers are evaporating, ours are rising. Whatever intelligence they may have and whatever ethics and standards they may hold, they’re no longer just one of the only two games in town, ours is gaining exposure, and we have many positions in no way subordinated to the Republican or  Democratic Parties or their sub-groups (Libertarians, Progressive Democrats of America, MoveOn, Greens [catch Winograd's infiltration], etc.). They are completely owned and, because of that, having to abandon former weak gestures towards the Humanism they weren't all that much aware of or very fond of in the first place. Meanwhile, we increase, hence this pro-capitalism / anti-capitalism war, the issue most central to any Humanist endeavor worth its salt, the repeat of the Reed/Debs/Gompers/etc. era, nicely evidenced by the Occupy movements - even though much of the Humanist element and even OWS don't quite know it either, still wrestling with their lifelong indoctrinations and fearful adhesions to exactly what's vitiating and will eventually kill them if they don’t come to understand their own terms and conditions.
 
That said, I’m going to leave off politics and the “Left” for an issue or two before I launch the new Kall offensive, the perfect follow-up to BradBlog affairs. I feel like I need to take a metaphysical shower, and the arts are the best way to do that. 
 
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NEXT: The music issue.
 
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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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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.

Meaning....

 

You got it, mojo. For politicians, of whatever stripe, it always all boils down to "what the meaning of 'is' is." When a politician says, "is," they usually mean 'ain't.'

Only those who can be persuaded that doing things at gunpoint is voluntary and that voting in sham elections is democratic, can be politicians or voters. The rest of us are considered to have dangerous "unusual minds." In the US today, having a mind at all is unusual and dangerous.

Probably also illegal. sad

 

Veritas Vampirus - Veritas vs. Bureaucracy

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, the Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment.
 
ISSUE #647   MARCH 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, AND REMOVING THE "LEFT'S"  ARTIFACTS. 
 
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 
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') 
 
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
 
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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: Heh! Andy Breitbart and Ernie Canning. How coincidental!
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Various Artists - Bar-B-Cue'n Blues

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07666.htm

 

Various Artists - Jukin': Jukin' wit de Blues

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07665.htm

 
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If our current situation is a war, it is far from civil, and perhaps that is how it should be met, this time with finality. - The MiSFiT

 
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GSTH & F-U, AB, U M-F!!
Andrew Breitbart Takes His Dirtnap Muuuuuuch Too Late
By Mark S. Tucker
 
I’m not going to rant for hours about the passing of shitheel Andrew Not-So-Breitbart as Mike Malloy and others have. The guy was a Republican sack of shit and couldn’t have met his demise too quickly for my liking. We can only hope fellow parasite James O’Keefe isn’t long in following the putz’s excellent example. I was hoping the pathetic bastard had committed suicide or been murdered by someone he’d fucked over and decided the scumball needed to go, but, alas, ‘twas only a massive coronary. I hope it hurt beyond belief or endurance, but I’m stymied: how could a creature without a heart have a coronary? Makes no sense. I need to study medicine more,perhaps.
 
Regardless, my only sentiment, aside from the knowledge that no such place exists (except right here, right now), is: Go Straight To Hell and Fuck You, Andrew Breitbart, You Motherfucker!! 
 
And, um, unless he can begin control his histrionics at least an iota, O’Keefe won’t be next, it’ll be Malloy.
 
And, heh!, should I mention that Phil Hendrie, pal-y wal-y to Randi Rhodes, Mike, Friedman, and just about all the The Leftyish People, lavished praise on Breitbart upon hearing of his passing? You know Hendrie, don’t you? The guy that Malloy gave one of his hours to so that we listeners could be robbed of anything even minutely worthwhile as The “Left” sinks slowly into the sunset? Yeah, that guy.
 
And then there’s Friedman himself, whom I suspect belongs to the same Boy Scout troop as Hartman, and his own tribute to Big Andy. Though it was inevitable he and I would have to contend – not only because he’s a friend of my enemy (I operate on a very old system of ethics, a Socratic one), Rob Kall; or because he’s not just a capitalist but an Eager Beaver Capitalist; or because he’s a Democrat hiding behind a vaguely “Leftist” fog job; or because he and I are in a big-ass war back channel war; or because…hm, this is getting longer than I thought it would – he’s still one of the good guys despite, just misguided, inadequately educated, and a bit of a Republican in his bizarre literalism and fealty to oligarchy. Such people exist. They’re called The Leftyish People. They’re nowhere near as bad as Republicans. 
 
But here are the pertinent excepts from his and BradBlog’s tribute to Andrew Breitbart:
 
“In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart, 1969 - 2012
 
“His legacy will speak for itself. It need not be embellished. Though, undoubtedly, it will be. Just not by us. We don't do that here.”
 
[…]
 
“There are many other things that Breitbart did and didn't actually do, and many other things that he was and actually wasn't. Those can all wait for another day.
 
" ‘Whatever Andrew Breitbart did in his short life is now concluded," National Memo editor Joe Conason tweeted today, "and he has left behind a wife and children who deserve compassion’.
 
“Breitbart had a very different sense of morality than ours. We take no joy in speaking ill of those who have just died. So, we'll close for now by simply quoting the brief, Twittered thoughts, of just two of those who he had most reveled in unfairly attacking and lying about while he lived.
 
" ‘Condolences to Andrew Breitbart's friends and family today. He was a force of nature and a passionate foe,’ tweeted Media Matters' Senior Fellow Eric Boehlert generously upon the news today.
 
“But we'll associate even more so with the thoughts of Salon's Joan Walsh who tweeted: ‘Rest in peace sometimes feels like a cliche, but it's an entirely fitting wish for Andrew Breitbart. My prayers go out to his family.’
 
“So do ours”
 
Awwwwww, sweet, don’t you think? I don’t know, but it looks like an overture to the Right to me. “In Memoriam”??? Good lord. Well, I guess there’s always the possibility of elevation to a TV news job perhaps hiding somewhere for a certain accommodationist someone, hm? In potential anyway – or in reality as Hartmann and Maddow now understand. So best to kiss ass long before the event. Anyway, my paean to this oh-so-misundertood gentleman, as BradBlog would have it, can be read in the subject line to this issue…in No Re-Morse Code, but in short: Fuck Breitbart, before, now, and always.
 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport - Pt. 4
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" – Shakespeare
 
 
 
[REMINDER: this series is as much instructional as it is polemic. Within it, you’ll find various tips on how to handle yourself in similar circumstances. I’ve personally advised many people on matters like this, and almost all of them succeeded very nicely indeed, one way or another. And for those who are currently conducting behind the scenes investigations to see if I’m full of shit or not – yeah, I know about you weasels over at OpEdNews and elsewhere – I’ve provided a key name to check with. Do so, I dare ya. If, a decade later, he remembers me, and I strongly suspect he will, you’re going to be catching some interesting data…IF he’ll deign to give it to mealy-mouthed idiots like you.]
 
Right. So now I was treading from a card-sharp short-term vocational school to the bureaucracies in Sacramento. Good luck to me, eh? Nonetheless, when in aeroapsce, I was famed for “launching missiles” (letters that inevitably provoked response and policy change) in guerilla actions against management and its endless depredations on workers. I like fucking with authority and with assholes (usually, that’s redundancy, but not always, as there are lots of a-holes holding no power). I always have,and I don’t intend on changing. Fortunately, the State had long ago learned that private schools are too oft the domain of business scheisters, so it had set up a Bureau of Private Postsecondary Vocational Education (BPPVE) for a whole side set of laws and public access. Care to guess what it was staffed with? You guessed it: lawyers. The BPPVE, in other words, was a reptile house. It still is.
 
In case ya din’t know it, the entire function of the State is to protect business and the rich. That’s it, there’s no more to it than that, and anything beyond is a thoroughly begrudged accession. I needn’t argue that here, need I? Whatever agencies there are that exist to deal with consumers are emplaced for precisely that: to deal with consumers. If you’re not prepared to fight a govt. bureaucracy as stridently as you fight a businessman, a Republican (redundancy), or a “Lefty”, then you shouldn’t even start because you’ve already beaten yourself. So, as I pass metaphorically through the walls of noblesse oblige, I first encounter a woman who reads my long-ass carefully crafted legal case of 17 counts of various malfeasances against the school. She writes back, telling me I have to choose one, that’s all she can go with. I write back and ask to see either that law or that instruction within her bureau. She relents and says she’ll look into 5 of them. I respond that she’ll look into all 17, or I’ll go to her ruling board and see what’s what. She falls silent, and gets to work. Sorta.
 
Expecting her to do exactly what she’s doing, dragging her heels, I call frequently and write frequently, all my letters certified or registered, depending upon circumstance. She constantly narrows scope, I constantly enlarge it. Eventually, about a half year into things (yeah, you read right: half a fucking year and the gig was barely started), she’s not liking what she’s seeing, wanting desperately to get out of it all, knowing she’ll have to bring an action against the school and also knowing just what her masters will have to say to that. She wants me to settle for a refund of the monies paid and let things go. I inform her that that’s an admission of uncovered wrongdoing, that those are the state’s monies and I will demand they be returned anyway, and that I demanded whatever the BPPVE’s code dictated should be done in such circumstances. The woman, I forget her name, kvetches and moans, but I’m not relenting an inch.
 
This carries on for about another half year and Little Miss Pissy Panties gets out of the department completely (no clue why, perhaps me, perhaps not), handing the case over to a guy named Bill Young (I’ve since caught his moniker in periodic news flashes re: one event or another in the state’s capitol), another lawyer and slicker than snot on a glass doorhandle…and I actually mean that in a fairly complimentary way. This guy was a master schmoozer, gladhander, knob polisher, diplomat, etc. Had I needed services like his, and I hope to Bog I never do, I’d hire the gent in a Massachusetts minute. As I'd done with Pissy, I called frequently. Bill was an interesting character to speak with. Sure, he was trying his best to divert me, but, after about 5 months of letters and calls, he finally said “You know something, Mark, I’ve run into a lot of people up here in the Caiptol who were adaman as hellt, but I’ve never in my life run up against anyone as persistant as you. You don’t ever give up, do you?” 
 
“I enjoy what I do, Bill, and I’m 538% dedicated to kicking assholes down ratholes," I said, and then added: "It’s fun as hell.” That proved to be a turning point. I’d thought his had been just an innocent comment, but it had actually been his last ace card, the one at the bottom of the pile. With it cancelled, he folded the deck, started an action, and got to work. The data left by Panties had been disturbing enough, and highly systematic, as I’d inferred it would be, but he went the extra step and discovered that the Al Gore clone had quite a few counts of sexual misconduct against him. That was Young's ‘in’. Within a month, “Al” was gone, terminated. By the time a total of two years had passed, the school was forced to refund state monies, pay a very large fine, shut down, and, if what Young was inferring indeed happened, the owners barred from never holding a license in any educational venture again whatsoever. Over and above that, three new laws were emplaced to ensure this sort of thing never happened again.
 
Did I mention that I had earlier contacted the offices of “Left” icon Maxine Waters? Yeah, I did. Boy, was that a fucking mistake. Though she had been, over the years, instrumental in quite a few matters concerning the BPPVE and its mission, her office, when I called, was rude, dismissive, completely uninterested in what had once buttered its bread, and couldn’t get me off the line quickly enough. Letters to Maxie brought nothing but a string of form responses, and I soon learned that I was not the right color. Bigotry, y'see, cuts both ways, and I’m so damned white - Irish and French - you can practically see through me. I'd learned the same with Gloria Allred’s offices in the very beginning of it all, contacting her people re: both my dismissal from Northrop and the Law school gig, 'cause her offices are just down the road from me. Alas, I had the misfortune of not sporting a pair of tits. Too bad, too, as I could've a lot of fun with 'em. Ah well, I guess that's God getting back at me for not believing in Him.
 
Nonetheless, I'd won. And I'd lost. I got nothing. I’d spent a hell of a lot of time and a decent amount of money pursuing this and got bupkiss. No apology, no damages, no offer of further schooling, nothing. That was Sacramento’s revenge on me for daring to succeed against the Masters (business), so why, Young wanted to know when he called in the final phone conversation, was I so damned happy? “That”, I replied, "you’d have to be an anarchist to understand, Bill, but thanks for your work. Ta!”
 
And it was done. Oh…waitaminnit…did I tell you about the other lawyer, my Law teacher, and his treachery?
 
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P.S. – the BPPVE ended up acting on only two of the 17 counts. I’d fully expected that, but it was the insistence on the others that revealed much of the side criminality, and I got to choose the two they went with, when all was said and done. That had been my plan all along. Strategy, y’all, strategy. Thankee, Sun Tzu. The Leftyish infauxtainers wonder how I can do what I do. I think they’re starting to tumble to it: just ‘cause a person hasn’t scrambled all his life selling his soul to garner a specious toxic celebrity doesn’t mean he or she can’t be as effective as, or more effective than, a blowhard with a rostrum. To cats like me, these Leftyish People are about as prime a target as the Right. I’ve been dealing with ‘em and their ilk all my life. There’s lots of wreckage to prove it, lots. I invite the Everymen/women to join me. It’s hard work, but it’s fun as hell. The Leftyish People are not what counts, we are. They’re just slaves - not as much as the Republicans, but what kind of compliment is that?
 
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NEXT: Part 5, the penultimate installment.
 
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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.
 
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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). 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: 

 

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* 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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Veritas Vampirus - Canning's a lawyer & lawyers suck

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. The Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment, a Wayseer Manifesto.
 
ISSUE #648   MARCH 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, AND REMOVING THE "LEFT'S"  ARTIFACTS. 
 
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
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum')
 
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
 
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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.
 
-----
 
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: Not dogs, not rats,not tapeworms, just lawyers.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Kevn Kinney - A Good Country Mile

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07688.htm

 

Joel Gilbert - Elvis Found Alive! (DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07667.htm

 

Joel Gilbert and Wayne Peet - Elvis Found Alive! (CD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07710.htm

 
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[Lawyers are] specifically educated to discover legal excuses for dishonest, dishonorable, and anti-social acts. - H.L. Mencken
 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport - Pt. 5
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron!!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" – Shakespeare
 
 
 
Somewhere in all this, pressure was brought to bear on the school’s Law teacher, the guy whom I’d won the difficult ‘stricken answer default ‘case for, the matter his own expertise couldn’t answer, and the cat I was damn near a TA for, as the class would complain on days I chose not to mess with him, they the recipients of extra data showering down whenever I’d do so. Lawyers are pansies, I’m sorry to tell you, little puling suck-up candy-asses, even when they’re alphas like this gent was; it’s the nature of their vocation as servitors of power (I’ve already told you who they’re really an agent of), they can’t help it. So, to get himself in good with the scheisters who owned him, to better secure Paycheck Friday (heeeeeey, maybe this guy’s a Leftyish infauxtainer on the side!!), he penned an affadavit, a kind of amicus, to the BPPVE, claiming I had been perennially disruptive in class (and, yo, OEN weasels: you can get his name quite easily if you check the right places; whad’re ya waitin’ for?). Mr. Young brought this up in one of our phone conversations. I informed him that I possessed hours and hours of recorded classroom lessons (I re-studied ‘em after I got home from each class), perfectly legal because the teacher not only allowed such but encouraged it, and would be more than happy to supply him with 10 hours as a representative sample, times in which I was at my most vocal. He could judge for himself whether the teacher’s charges were well founded or not.
 
I did so, gave ample time to review and a month later phoned, telling Young he could hear the rest of the entirety of the set if he wished, just in case he mightn’t wonder whether I’d sent him the “worst” of the lot or not. No, no, no, he replied, that wouldn’t be necessary. Apparently, or so he said, I reminded him of himself when he was in law school. Hm, yeah, right. This guy was an apple polisher from the word ‘Go!’, so I could just imagine what he was like in class, but, sure, okay, he’s a mouthy rebellious prick too. Right. Thus, he informed me that (though I have no way at all of verifying it) he had reprimanded the teacher formally through the Bureau and then sent the guy’s letter, the reprimand, and my tapes to the Bar. I won’t tell you what he called the teacher, but it wasn’t flattering. He didn’t like the guy taking a dump on the profession’s name (is that even possible??), and I chose to hold my tongue on that. What Young suspected would occur would be a lower level action – I don’t recall the offical semantics but it would be a warning / probation gig – but could take it no further than that. 
 
I didn’t much give a damn, it’d just been a nuisance that could’ve turned damaging had I not outed the jerk. Now the whole thing had gone shark and was busy biting the originator’s ass. I mean, it had been a really stupid move on his part, when you take the time to think about it, and I’m pretty sure the outcome may have protected future students, as, with one more incident on the record, he’d be in deep shit with the Bar, but…
 
…still think I'm kidding when I say lawyers aren't terribly intelligent? Well then, allow me to expand my thesis, and let's look again at Ernest Canning, law dept. flunkie for BradBlog. After having his ass kicked down the road on the matter of 'democracy', Canning found he could no longer address it in its own terms, once more resorting to ad hominems, his only real stock in trade. That woulda been fine had he otherwise stuck them within a logical argument, but, on 1/28/12, I received: 
 
"You are a sad little man, Mark. One who displays the megalomania of a Joseph Stalin, yet lacks power, and, it appears, much of an audience. One minute The BRAD BLOG is listed on VV as a ‘kindred spirit,’ the next, after the slightest linguistic disagreement, it becomes the subject of your one man cultural revolution as you aspire to blend it into your self-created list of pseudo-left ‘infotainers.’ The one word used in your latest subject title that aptly describes what VV has become is ‘circus.’ Enjoy your verbal masturbation. Best wishes, Ernie"
 
The whole gang over at BradBlog has the weirdest fixation on masturbation. I don’t get it, but it's a good thing, I guess, as opposed to the mindset of their similarly perverted soul-brethren in the Republican Party, who are pederasts as well, so I'll not overly belabor the involution. Canning obsessively refers to the practice, The Lasagna loves it regardless, seems to have made an art of it, and Brad has a perhaps-disturbing penchant for it, kind of a 3-way BB reacharound - y'know, the old Italian ristorante pas de trois: "Yo, garcon, I'll have the BradBlog Blueballs Special, please, side order of Vienna Sausage, hold The Lasagna!" But hey, nothing wrong with that, I'm just bringing it to wider attention. Frolic, gentlemen, ye were meant for such. Meanwhile, let's disrobe Ernie (ewwwwww!!!).
 
First of all…Stalin?!?! Good grief, Canning lacks the least clue even about how to leap over the cliff in a trope of Limbaughian proportions. Heh…Stalin. Too much. And megalomania? I've long suspected Friedman and Canning possess a completely different set of dictionaries, tomes in no way related to the ones human beings use. This pretty much proves it if the bizarre Republican slant on ‘democracy’ hadn't. I can't begin to conjecture what his volumes claim the term is defined as, so I won’t. And "sad"? No, I ain't sad, Ern, just pissed. Jesus, but, law stuff aside, you need a restart on just about everything in your education. And, yes, I do indeed lack power, no argument. Hell, I don't want it. Nasty stuff, and the comment's rather glaring regarding your own secret aspirations.
 
The remark that my audience is small is hardly injurious. I've always said so myself and don't really, at least not at the moment, want to expand on however many thousand it is, though I’m considering making all 640+ issues of V.V. public in order to widen the scope of my activities as well as provide a permanently consultable record for the public at large, as sort of Life With The “Left” Thingamajig journal. However, it still won’t, should that occur, fish for trolls as BradBlog does. I, a swine elitist, don’t much care for the average "Left" mentality. It, sniff! sniff!, would sully the site. That I list BB, however, as Veritas Kindred is evidence of my regard of it otherwise, when it's not playing Student Government to a pack of twittering junior high school lackwits. That regard is high, sidebar dogpack commentaries notwithstanding. Canning, who falls on his lawerly tuchas every time he tries to walk and chew gum (or masturbate, apparently) simultaneously, hasn’t the least clue that you can differ with people, mildly or violently, and still respect them. I respect Friedman, even like the guy (and you should see our latest sortie back channel – hoo-boy!), but Canning’s basically just a dumbed-down BB gopher. 
 
Whether my positive sentiments are returned is irrelevant (well, actually, I know they’re not, as the deponents only too readily convey), as they have no place in the conversation, mainly because a rational and fairly well educated individual would understand the position implicitly. Those who don’t aren’t worth a moment’s time. I wouldn’t erase BB from the V.V. roster even were Friedman to attack me, which he doesn't, usually. He's flippant, pissy like a Boy Scout, but that’s about all, utilizing any number of decoys away from his innumerable fallacies (again, you’d have to be able to access our private conversations…an’ ya can’t, sorry). Underneath it all, he has laudable ambitions. Canning, though, is kind of an idiot, despite relative dexterities in chirography. Original thought and non-enthralled reaction aren’t his strong suits. BradBlog will stay where it is. It's work is vital and exceeds that of similar in the ilk: Miller, Brunwasser, Palast, etc. It's indeed Veritas kindred even if the core pro-capitalist sentiment from which it arises is not. Apples and oranges but all Canning sees are dog turds. There's a reason for that.
 
And since Canning’s a size queen (ya hiding anything Freudian back there, Ernie?), I’ll hold my acknowledged small few thousand against his gigantic horde of 15 or 16 repeat sycophant commenters once every two weeks. I just can’t compete against power of that magnitude, ya know?, sobbing uncontrollably every day about it, hour in, hour out. Alack, I am inconsolable!
 
But there’s more.
 
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NEXT: Part 6.
 
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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 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.

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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 #644   FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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.
 
==========
 
THIS ISSUE: I promised more Canning after the Marx / Osei / Art gig, and here 'tis. It was so much fun writing that I made it a 3-parter.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Sean Costello - At His Best - Live

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07611.htm

 

Kastning / Szabo / Major - Triptych

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07657.htm

 
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Lawyer: one skilled in circumvention of the law. - Ambrose Bierce
 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport - Pt. 1
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" - Shakespeare
 
 
 
Though I use the quote by Shakespeare second, rightfully it should be first and for several reasons. The most immediate is that Shakespeare penned those words not so much as an illustration of the means by which fell deeds can best be enacted (to wit, through an absence of the professional class purporting to defend the citizenry), a lie lawyers sprint to encant at every given opportunity, thus creating a false milieu in which they can appear to be not only well read but literately critical though exactly the opposite; nor as a clear condemnation of the reptilian species known variously as 'barristers', 'attorneys', and 'assholes', as myriad negativists lovingly rush to essay; but rather as a combination of both…but then, lawyers are only rarely familiar with Shakespeare and literature in general, else they'd never be quite so eager to use the bard or any of the classical writers as indemnifiers. Most really intelligent quillsmen, y'see, care little for barristered vermin, and we'll more often find the profession parodied or proscribed in its true skin than otherwise, examples swift to point out the Uriah Heepery of the milieu. Contend with me if you wish, but first read lawyer Gerry Spence’s works, among myriad others (write, I’ll be happy to list a few), and that’ll save us both a lot of nonsense.
 
So when you next see a lawyer strutting and clucking about how much Willy the Shake and his confreres loved attorneys, what you're really witnessing is an attempted play upon your ignorance. What they don't much care to discuss is the more relevant fact that the average Joe re-imported the playwright's words and re-invested them with the common man's contempt for lawyers, a parasite class made necessary only through its own machinations. I've written of this "everyone hates a lawyer until they need one" aphoristic crap the idiots yodel back at us whenever they feel wrath descending, and shown it for the cynical ploy it is, they as knowing of their investiture in the scheme of things through cooperation with the State (they are, though they'll shriek if you ever convey the fact to them, agents of the court, not of their clients - this is so by law and license) as anyone with the wit to open his or her eyes. Lawyers are an abettor class, serving power far more often than not – and when not, they truckle to it. That position-by-design rarely works in our favor, as we know, else we'd not be where we presently are.  
 
But lawyers are interesting creatures, after a repellent fashion. Among the most servile of lifeforms, they've curried the compensatory camouflage of extraordinary egoism, thinly veiled smarminess, and leashed rage in a passive aggressive concoction pretty much marking them out as collective singularities uncomfortably among human beings. Nearly every lawyer I've ever known or known of has been wrapped so tightly that the norm of the condition is on the order of miraculous, at least in that the average courtroom doesn't more resemble a scene from Scanners than Boston Legal. As in the past noted, I've done 13 tours of duty as a juror and also commenced education in Law. In the former, I grew to develop a distinct distaste for lawyers (well…who hasn't?) and especially judges; in the latter, I was escorted out of the school I attended by the police, then started an action through Sacramento, shut the school down, and saw three new laws written by the BPPVE (Bureau of Private Postsecondary Vocational Education) to cover areas Maxine Waters had missed in her questionable addressal of the slimy vocational school landscape (and I'd contacted Waters' offices, not far from me here in SoCal, during the brouhaha; she and they couldn't have been less interested in the matter at any point). 
 
Can you guess where this is going? I'll start with jury duty.
 
When first notified about my obligation to serve, I had to trip downtown, L.A,. and attend its Romanesque court, a madhouse, though the bizarre experience didn’t really piss me off because I’ve always been interested in law. Now in the belly of the beast, though many would say the entire system is really just one massive rectum, I intended to learn a few things. That the case, I soon stood in awed disbelief of the tyranny of judges, demon spawn ruling their fiefdoms with iron fists and thinly veiled invective against all and sundry, almost gasping when two of the six judges I encountered in that first go-round (tours of duty were much longer 30 years ago) went after everyone in the room, jury included. This culminated one day, several tours later, in a judge having to be physically removed from a court, so lunatic and frothing had his babbling become.
 
The second dilemma was their stupidity. Sweet Jesus but judges are brickbrains! The majority of them, as far as I've been able to discern, are Republicans trained in business law, and most frequently not very well, and emplaced through the standard electoral shenanigans, appointments, etc. I've always been a bit querulous why judges up for re-election are never the focus of much attention. Never. Odd, no? But, whatever, that's as may be (sotto voce: manipulations galore).
 
The third debacle regards lawyers, how terrorized and obsequious they were, almost without exception. Many appeared to be arrested-growth cases with a micron thin veneer of erudition, carrying themselves with arrogance and huffy disdain, but, when the judge's voice raised in the slightest, all practically crawled out of their skins, inspecting personal behavior minutely to discover what had incensed Big Papa, anxious to lick the boot. I very soon lost count of how many times judges reproved lawyers for their conduct, but it appeared to be every 5 minutes. This continued throughout my nearly three decades. In other words, from the very first, I was exposed to harsh reality against the backdrop of lifelong lawyerly, media, and general social propaganda. 
 
Probably no act proved to me the lowly estate of lawyers more than commencing training to perhaps become one. In aerospace, I’d not only defied all the lawyers Northrop threw at me every time I revealed its management duplicities but even had one severely disciplined, not long after no longer with the company. Any who doubt need merely do their homeowrk, contact the applicable people at Northrop Aircraft (now Northrop-Grumman) and thus become enlightened while, of course, spanked just a little bit, something I'm given to understand lawyers enjoy, a charge shortly to be proven (see Part 2). That defiance one day found me at the business end of a pink slip as the effects of arch-treasoner Bill Clinton's GATT, still one of the most carefully avoided documents in public discourse, finally arrived at one of the positions it sought: the nullification, through various wiles, of general law as deterrent. My old enemies re-aligned in management above me, my standard resorts - OSHA, Labor Board, etc. - were now impotent, and, poof!, goodbye me. Took the bastards 25 years, but they finally succeeded.
 
So the state offered what it called a redeployment benefit: that is, I could take a short several month bullshit class in a new profession. I knew the program for what it was, a method by which Sacramento confiscated tax monies and gave them to any businessman who wanted a leg up in the scam, but it was also a way by which I might finally discover a missing something I could never quite get my hands on and which had, up to that point, severely hampered my private law studies: the Rosetta Stone of Shephardizing. I didn't know that was what it was until I took the class - which also nicely extended unemployment benefits by a half-year - but, within the first two months, I had it, and it proved even more what a buncha of semi-sophisticated dunces lawyers are.
 
I'll illustrate this by using Ernie Canning, lawyer, as a case in point. I'll re-distill a couple more old stories along the way.
 
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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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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, the Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment.
 
ISSUE #645   FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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 Canning series expands a bit.
 
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We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us. - Anonymous 

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

From Straight to Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, 

Alice Cooper, and L.A.'s Lunatic Fringe (DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07669.htm

 

Ghillies Band - Meet the Ghillies

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07709.htm

 

Boy Wells - Blue Skies Calling

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07594.htm

 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport - Pt. 2
by Mark S. Tucker
 
" 'Honest attorney'? that's an oxymoron!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" - Shakespeare
 
 
 
[NOTE: I decided to turn this series into an instructional, thus it’ll stretch a segment or two past the three I mentioned last time around. Though the event recorded in this installment and the next is familiar to long-time V.V. readers, I’m adding in a bit more data and illustrating how to harry bizness bastids, something few seem to know how to do. In line with the Health series, this rondelet on lawyers is meant to arm the citizenry against the bourgeoisie and its underlings. I’ve educated quite a few people on citizen-guerilla tactics and they’re a lot more empowering than most cognize…until they actually use ‘em, and then they’re happy as clams to quit being a victim and start aggressing against a-holes. If you haven’t picked up that his is the true raison d’etre of V.V. then you haven’t been paying very close attention. As Jim Morrison shouted: WAKE UP!!!]
 
Okay, so there I was in the law school's office, signing up for entry via the Calif. redeployment scam. The secretary warned me I’d have to take an English test, to which I replied "Give it to me now". She, a nice individual, responded, "Oh no, you'll want to study for this. It's not easy. We haven't had a perfect score on it in 5 years." I asked "How long is it?" "An hour" was the reply. I told her I'd finish it in 20 minutes and would make not one mistake, though, I explained further, I wanted the ability to discuss any answer that seemed to be mistaken. She tried once more to dissuade me - again: very nicely, out of concern - but I said I'd either take it now (I'd audited one of the Paralegal class teacher’s lessons and liked what he was doing: teaching Law rather than Paralegal; thus, time was a-wasting) or I'd walk out and go down the road to UWLA, signing up there. Translation: "Gimme the test or the state monies go to the competition."
 
Thus, I received it, finished the damned thing in 15 minutes, used the remaining 5 to check my answers and reconsider the stupidity of a few of the questions, and turned it in. I told her I'd probably want to dispute #27 and one other question but was otherwise confident regarding all the rest. She walked out, checked it, walked back in. I said "Now, regarding #27…", to which she quickly cut in "You scored 100%". I just smiled and said "But of course!" I was in.
 
One of the most important matters to understand about lawyers is that they're not the product of education but rather of conditioning, indoctrination. In the first several weeks of my studies, I constantly hectored the teacher on points of logic and philosophy within the law’s arrogations. At first, he creamed me, knocked me down again and again until I got used to the bizarre "logic" lawyers hold, and then I went to work on him. That's how you play such games: you subject yourself to a battering so you can analyze and then synthesize the moves. There's no other way. It's a hermetic world, you have to step into it.
 
By the end of the second month, he couldn't knock me around any more. This earned his grudging admiration; the guy was an alpha, so 'grudging' was the best I could expect. But then an odd thing happened. One of our assignments was to chose from 4 subjects, do research, and write a case up. I know how teachers operate, so I understood the first three choices were typical while the fourth was one he didn't expect to be taken, in this case a matter of the problem of 'stricken answer default'. By such means do instructors discover unusual minds: when someone does pick the obscure one, they pay attention. However, I could tell by the rhetoric he was employing that there was more on it than just the educator strategy, so I went for it, the only one in the class to do so. I wanted to find out what he was hiding…and, of course, I like going against the grain of anything I'm in. 
 
Long story short, I came up with a very unusual solution to the posited problem, earning the instructor's this time unqualified praise. He'd followed my logic and then done his own Shepardizing, not only struck by how smoothly my position solved the dilemma but also, tipped to something that had never occurred to him otherwise, found a federal multi-jurisdictional case presided over by Sandra Day O'Connor in which the well-known Supreme Court justice reached the same end-point I had. As to that extra something I was looking for, I discovered the teach’ had assigned the problem because he, a 20-year vet in Contract Law, had a personal case involving the matter and had been stumped. I solved it and made him a nice little chunk of change. Ah, but there was a problem: a two-month tyro had beat him at his own game.
 
In the third month, the school tried pulling a fast one, withholding two books needed for the coming class requirements, attempting to fatten their profit. I asked the teacher what he was going to do about it. He answered that he was on it and grinned that secret fuck-you smile lawyers polish daily as they lie unrestrainedly. Inn front of the class, I ventured that he could probably use back-up, and I’d be more than happy to help out by notifying local authorities, would he mind if I did that? His somewhat shocked pause told me (and I think the rest of the class tumbled to it as well) what I needed to know: he hadn’t really done a fucking thing and wasn’t going to. The homophonic relation between ‘lawyer’ and ‘liar’ – and I suspect ‘lawyer’, ‘liar’, and ‘weasal’ had a three way lingusitic relationship in ancient Rome - is no coincidence, as many have noted over ocenturies.
 
[A side note: for the few months I was ensconced in the class, I noted the shabby business model of the school. Besides the Paralegal gig, I’d stood by the door a few times while on a break and listened to the teacher yodeling to the Property Appraisal class. Half of what he was encantng was purest bullshit, the other half so generalized that it was of little use. This occurred early on, that’s how I came to the realization the whole redployment game was a Ponzi scheme of sorts. When I glanced at what a Paralegal’s real duties are in a law office, it was evident they’re little more than secretaries…until working their way up the ladder for years, IF they can even do so, and arrive at meatier functions. I wasn’t about to start a new job that would take a half-decade to justify itself among vermin, lawyers, who are nasty self-important pricks (a trait I, ahem!, know well). Nor were the Appraisal students going anywhere. For one, law’s a bitch, no doubt about it, and there’s much music in it, the old adage is correct, but, just like learning an instrument, becoming adept at the arcane science is grueling, and a half year class just wasn’t going to arrive at the station.]
 
“Sure,” he laughed as he replied, all hail-good-fellowy, beaming “go ahead!” So I just smiled, and said “Great! I’ll notify the BBB (Better Business Bureau) and Labor Board.” “The Labor Board? What for?” “Well, why not? You’re being encumbranced as a teacher, and, though it’s a long shot, ya never know, they might take an interest!” He was non-plussed, blank-faced, stonewalled, and that was when I understood why I’d beaten him at his own game on stricken answer default: he didn’t know strategy worth a damn. Because of that, he also didn’t know that I’d no intention of writing the Labor Board as they’d most likely just toss my letter in the trash as misdirected. I said it to set him up.
 
So I wrote the letter that night, sent it off. It took a week for the BBB to acknowedge receipt in a standardized form, but, meanwhile, we went without the needed books. I didn’t say a word until I trotted the Bureau letter in to Da Teach, handing it to him beneath that pasty “You again?” fake smile…which fell off his face and into the trashbasket the moment he spied the masthead. Now it was me who was grinning, not him. He said he’d show it to his masters. I said “I’m expecting the Labor Board to respond in the next few days”,which meant his bosses would have two agencies likely on their asses, and one of them just might ask Da Teach why he hadn’t done anything to rectify the mess – had I, of course, actually written ‘em. 
 
Two days later, we had our books. The instructor asked if I were going to drop the matter with the BBB. I replied that I’d speak to them when they called and left it at that. I also mentioned I’d do the same with the Labor Board, transposing the impending problem into a fictional reality. This meant neither he nor the school could know what was what and whether they were on a list in one or more damned bureaucracies or not. That gave me and the class some small assurance of a degree of safety in seeing our needs met.
 
Such devices are only just so effective, though, and a month later, the school announced it was cutting the class duration back a month, another profit-augmentation scheme. I wasn’t all that concerned. I’d self-crushed the hope I’d held that this might access an interesting new career - wasn’t going to happen – and I had what I’d come for, knowledge of Shepherdizing, but I’ve always held a healthy repugnance for businessmen, and this afforded me the chance to fuck with some both on GP and particular happenstance. These bastards were violating their own rules, with which I was more than familiar, so I composed a letter to the top brass, itemizing why they were in violation as well of state laws, remarking that I was renewing my case with the BBB (who’d never followed up their form letter, as I’d expected but never mentioned to anyone, a great psychological ace in the hole should the need arise; as Cool Hand Luke famously said, “Sometimes nothing is a real cool hand”).
 
You see, the real key to this whole ongoing situation was a couple of things (an’ ya might want to pay attention, this stuff could save yer ass one day): 
 
1) bullies, businessmen, and other hyenas well understand that most humn beings never do a damn thing when they’re being oppressed, and a good gamesman can use that over-confidence to make ‘em paranoid, because, as most people don’t know, bullies haven’t a clue what to do when the real thing comes; thus, if you’re really smart, not only do you launch an offensive but you also keep switching tactics, even when ya don’t really need to, to keep ‘em off their feet
 
2) they think they’re gamesmanship masters while in actuality possessing only a few of the most obvious ploys. Thus, you set them up to play whatever tactic they choose and then let it run while, away from their awareness, playing a completely different game. Lawyers are easy to trap this way as well, shmoes just as blinded by their own self-conceits. All these clowns who say they’ve read Sun Tzu? None of them have, they just ran across the refrence somewhere and are aping it, another thin strategy: pretending to a knowledge they don’t have and don’t intend to acquire, a bluff, and it usually works but only until they run up against someone who knows rhetoric, has actually read the ancient master, or both. I know rhetoric, I’ve read Sun Tzu. Even against people who perused Art of War, I can usualy prevail, because reading Sun Tzu and understanding him are two different things. Lacking a knowledge of zen, you won’t really quite get what he’s saying because much of it is predicated upon background knowledges not in the book. No zen master just gives things away, and Tzu is a high order adept, ya gotta work for it. The real point of zen is not really to know but to be.
 
The above in mind, then, you, when playing a game against bullies, have to expect one of two actions: they’ll fold or they’ll get ham-fisted. I expected the school, since they’d folded once and survived, to now get pissed – nothing irks businessmen more than being subjected to their own menu of perpetual BS repeatedly – and grow hamfisted. I wasn’t to be disappointed.
 
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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 -
 
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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.
 
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* 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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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.

unusual minds

each time I read VV F&W, I find something new that makes me gasp. This time, it was the "unusual minds" word duo. I have no idea how, but Mark (S. Tucker) manages to slip a curve ball on me each time I read a new edition of VV. Merci for la tranche!

Veritas Vampirus - The Vampire's Voluntary Victims

(You do have to watch the short video link in this one--it is mind-boggling and a perfect illustration of Tucker's point.)

 

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, the Gadfly in Everyone's
Ointment.
 
ISSUE #646   MARCH 2012
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector
“Have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, AND REMOVING THE "LEFT'S"  ARTIFACTS.
 
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
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum')
 
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
 
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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: Lawyers, lawyers, lawyers.
 
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EVERYBODY KNOWS
 
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded 
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed 
Everybody knows the war is over 
Everybody knows the good guys lost 
Everybody knows the fight was fixed 
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich 
That's how it goes 
Everybody knows 
 
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking 
Everybody knows that the captain lied 
Everybody got this broken feeling 
Like their father or their dog just died 
 
[…]
 
And everybody knows that it's now or never 
Everybody knows that it's me or you 
And everybody knows that you live forever 
Ah when you've done a line or two 
Everybody knows the deal is rotten 
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton 
For your ribbons and bows 
And everybody knows 
 
And everybody knows that the Plague is coming 
Everybody knows that it's moving fast 
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman 
Are just a shining artifact of the past 
Everybody knows the scene is dead 
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed 
That will disclose 
What everybody knows 
 
And everybody knows that you're in trouble 
Everybody knows what you've been through 
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary 
To the beach of Malibu 
Everybody knows it's coming apart 
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart 
Before it blows 
And everybody knows
 
- Leonard Cohen –
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

James Armstrong - Blues at the Border

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07622.htm

 

Post Jazz Mistress - Global Warming

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07653.htm

 
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WADDAYA CALL 10,000 LAWYERS IN CONCRETE SHOES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN?
Caning the Canning and Other Sport - Pt. 3
by Mark S. Tucker
 
"Honest attorney, that's an oxymoron!" - Roy Tuckman, KPFK, 2/12/12
 
"…first…kill all the lawyers" – Shakespeare
 
 
Having gotten what I wanted, being confronted by the usual business reprobates, and always itching for any every chance I can obtain to fuck over such creatures, I knew their game plan before they’d even formulated it. It was the simplest and stupidest one imaginable: 1) cozen, 2) threaten, 3) smash. Here’s how it unfolded:
 
COZEN: The teacher came ‘round after class and said he’d “like to discuss something with me”. That ‘something’ was a rhetorical opening move, a mystery intended to disquiet, so I broke it in two by saying “Ahhhh, my letter to your bosses!” ‘Bosses’ was a counter-move. I’d shown him it wasn’t me who had cause to fear but him. He was owned, I wasn’t. “Well, sure,” he stammered, suddenly flat-footed, “so have you got a minute?” Note the shift in tone and position. I’d won the first round. As I’ll say many times, these things aren’t difficult, you just have to do ‘em, that’s all. “Sure!”, I said enthusiastically, driving the nail through his backbone while pouring hot lead in: “This is just trivial crap, but I’m curious”, leaving him hanging as to what was interesting me: him or his masters’ commands to him. We sat down, but the rest of the chess game was already a done deal. I’d checkmated him in the first move, needing only to maintain my position. Before he could say a word more, I said “Either the month is restored or I’m taking it out of local jurisdicton and into state”, putting the bomb on the table, using his profession’s scare tactics and language. He attempted several alternatives, but I was obdurate. Finally, he threw up his hands and said “Okay, I tried!”, to which I replied “Tried what?”. Knowing he’d only look more the fool were he to continue the original tack, he continued “No, you’re in the right, and I told them that,” at which he paused, then asked “Will you be in tomorrow?” “Why?” “Because one of the honchos wants to talk to you.” “Ahhhhh…in that case: yes, and tell him to bring a gun because there’s no way in hell he’ll talk me out of this”. Da Teach left the table devoid of playing chips. This ain’t hard to do.
 
THREATEN: The next day, this ashen zombie showed up, a dead ringer (and I swear to the God I don’t believe in that this is true:) for Al Gore, a bloodless, lifeless, sycophantic Republican Stepfordian. He started in on the expected Nice Guy routine, which I deflated in under three minutes (you have to let then erect the platform before you tear it down, as it’s possible in the course of things that they’ll blurt something useful), then the Stern Dad Principle, which took another two minutes to lacerate, then the Alpha Dog, in which he, pallid ghoul of an effeminated eunuch – and I have to admit that this next move kinda surprised me - rounded the desk with arch intent, clenching his fists. I merely drawled “If you lay a finger on me, I’ll defend myself to the fullest extent” and didn't remove my gaze from dead center of his for a nanosecond. If it was possible for blood to drain from an already chalk-white mien, it did so, and he scurried back to his seat, picking up the phone. “I’m calling the police!” he cried out. “Please do, and make sure they spell my name correctly as well as yours”. Stunned, having expected me to back down, his hand hovered above the cradle, not sure what to do, his bluff called. “If you don’t phone them,” I said, “I will”. So he called. Message delivered, he hung up and said “You need to return to the classroom”. “I,” I answered, “need to remain right here at the scene of the crime”, and settled back further into the chair.
 
SMASH: He’d blown his chance after gaffing himself re: the phone call, so the Smash segment was already detumescing. Nonetheless, it was up to the cops to deliver the killing stroke, except that didn’t go as expected either. The officer showed up and was escorted to the office. He identified himself and asked if I were ‘Mark Tucker’. I answered in the affirmative, then pointed to the functionary and said “And that’s [and I’m embarrassed to say I forget what that pathetic excuse for male flesh’s name was], and I’d like you to write that down, if you would”. “No problem,” said the officer and did so. “You know I have to escort you out, right?”, and I’m starting to like this guy. He knows how to do his job right. “Of course,” I said, “I just wanted to make sure you arrived, recorded the two names, and turned the information in”. “I’ll do just that”. “I that case, I’m ready to go,”and he walked me out of the building. “You know you can’t go back in, right?” he asked as we get to the parking lot. “If you do, I’ll have to return and arrest you”. “No problem,” I rejoined, “I’m going to take this to Sacramento and fight these guys”. He chuckled and ended “Confidentially, taking a look at that bird, I don’t blame you. Good luck”. He shook my hand and got back into his patrol car.
 
So I went home and immediately start scouring Los Angeles and Sacramento for the proper and not so proper channels to go through. L.A. proved to be a dud, but I eventually wound up at the BPPVE’s doorstep. That’s where my second set of problems began.
 
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ERNEST CANNING / MICHAEL STEELE: TWINS SEPARATED AT BIRTH?
It’s Not What They Say, It’s What They Are
by Mark S. Tucker
 
The other day, one of the Radio “Lefties” (mighta been Malloy, maybe not – come to think of it, probably not, as he’s on maybe two days a week in L.A., whenever there isn’t a burning hot carwashing competition or a cosmically compelling tiddly-winks tournament happenin’) professed that he or she just couldn’t believe what was being heard coming out of Righties’ mouths. It was, this infauxtainer professed, mind-blowing! Did they, the Republicans, really believe the crap they spouted? It made the talk jock want to tear his/her head off. And, of course, I sympathized. Though I can’t bear to listen to any on the Right for more than about 30 seconds, I often feel much the same about “Left” radio and its factotum blatherers.
 
Then Brasscheck sent a hilariously chilling vid of Michael Steele, token and house negro of the Republican Party, a gent who vainly affects to a much greater degree of intelligence than he could possibly contain. In the past, I’ve been pretty astounded by some of the man’s outrageous provocations – everything out of this idiot’s mouth is little more than a rhetorical jab, a goad to piss off liberals and amuse the Masters – but this particular instance composed not only a happenstance of watching a well-dressed moron take a knife and plunge it into his own chest while completely convinced he had just damaged his opponent but also a very sharp reminder of what kicked off the sideboard pensee within my capitalism exposition: the convicted averral by Ernest Canning and Brad Friedman that ‘democracy’ is not really democracy but instead representationalism, republicanism, a state of thralldom very little different from the record of history Marx and true Lefties so lament. 
 
Here’s the video (and, again, I can’t praise Brasscheck highly enough for some of its xlnt work, though it is a Libertarian outfit too frequently propagandistic, especially with that stout-ass TV lawyer Napolitano, but think of Max Keiser as the counter-balance and you won’t get too pissed):
 
 
I forward this so readers can assess Steele visually as well as rhetorically. It’s instructive. Like a lot of “Lefties”, he keeps a pretty tight rein on his mouth at first, knowing he can say only so much and then just keep repeating it, kinda like the Malloy and Rhodes shows, allowing little access to a subject he knows can’t be defended beyond empty proclamations and clichés. In this case, though, Steele went way beyond the pale, and that’s where I picked up the Canning/Friedman simile. 
 
The host of the TV interview, Jan Helfield, apparently a nixie lost between Atlantis and Elfland, is gobsmacked. He can’t believe he’s hearing what he’s hearing and thus attempts to allow Steele to back out of his stilted position or clarify whatever Helfield thinks he isn’t grasping. This is the same position listeners and readers adopt when reading or hearing Friedman saying he loves capoitalism, that it’s great, or reading his stamp of approval on Canning’s tropes, tripes, and acid trips that democracy has nothing to do with people ruling themselves directly. In that, I join them, but I also know what they don’t, as I’ve seen the gents in question – well, Friedman at least – visually, and that confirmed my suspicions that much of their schtick is smoke and mirrors, a ruse for hiding indenture to The Masters, or at least Local Brotherhood 666 in Hollywood, otherwise known as the Progressive Democrats of America, the PDA.
 
Especially watch Steele’s facial expressions and body language about halfway through the short clip, as well as his attempts semantically to get away. All through, he’s fleering like a willful 5-year old at Helfield, then assuming an array of authoritarian postures large and small in a catalogue of classic tells. He’d hoped to just make asinine statements and not get challenged on them, but his opponent wasn’t allowing it. Of course, Helfield’s a propitiative ass, a timorous field mousey, a passive aggressive, and even Steele laughs at his pathetic thanks as the segment winds down, so I’m not sure who’s the stranger element there, but the assertions and justifications Steele makes, if we can call them that, are astounding and perfectly in league with Friedman and Canning’s remarks to me and Mark E. Smith.  
 
What really occurred was that Ernie, like Steele, had been called sotto voce on his ulterior motives when I brought in the question of definition and now had no way to unring the bell, hoping to kerfuffle his way through it all, just as Steele was, with the most ludicrous logorrhea. Listen to Steele yatter and then compare it to Canning’s nonsense assertions that a republic is a democracy. Twins. Separated at birth. And, dear reader, the moment you try to buy into their lunacies because you want to be a nice guy is the exact instant you defease your intellect to a quagmire only inches away from Limbaugh’s. In the end, that's what they’re hoping for: that you’re stupider and less disciplined than they are. It only then remains to be seen whether they’re correct on a case by case basis. When it comes to the “Left”, I’m not making any guesses what the percentages are, but I bet I’d gag if I knew the right number.
 
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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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...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.
 
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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). 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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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.

Wow

What a good read and video that was.  For far too many years I have failed to see how claiming to be a Democrat in a Representational Republic is the height of Oxymoronic.  Very good read.  Words matter.  Damnit.  Words matter.  Definitions, words, they can't be arbitrary...to assign a different meaning requires...simply...a new word.  And so it is.  One more time. The great challenge of simplicity.  Giving a word dual meanings creates a duplicity that tangles an otherwise orderly web.  What we need to learn from spiders.  Phew....

too freaky!

go to google dot com. Not dot ch, dot at or even dot co dot uk. Dot com.

You might wanna try them other ones some rainy day. Betchya didn't even know they exist.

There is a world outside "the world"!

Now, at google dot com, click on "Images" and search for the two words progdawg opednews. No "'s.

As usual, you get a number of images as results. If this works for you like it does for me (aha!), you'll see

a pastel green image with the following message written on it;

"DO NOT READ THIS"

Click on that and the full sized image appears. Click on the "x" to close the image and you'll end up right back here.

Ain't that cool!?

"progdawg" is Mark's e-mail "handle". OpEdNews, well, don't ask and we won't tell.

I just thought it was cool how "DO NOT READ THIS" appeared. How can anyone resist it? But then again, who in their right mind would ever dream of "googling" those two words in one sweep?

Capitalism and Democracy? Two rather imperfect ideals, one much worse than the other. A combination? Impossible.

r

 

Veritas Vampirus - #640

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 #640   FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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: Damn near the end of the series on capitalism with its sub-section on Friedman/Canning Inc. The next issue features a coda, re-inspecting some of Friedman's bizarre comments a bit more closely - might even include Canning's responses to the series or might not, undecided as yet, pretty hilarious though - and then we look at Malik Sekou Osei's marvelous Communist-Marxist analysis of art and the artistic impulse. After that, I attack Harvey J. Kaye and his accommodationist tribute to Thomas Paine on the occasion of the sole Founding Father's 275th birthday. Can you guess who carried Kaye's words? Yep, that's right: AlterNet. And never fear: the re-attack on Rob Kall is indeed in the offing.
 
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Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals disappear. - Jon Anderson, "Yours is No Disgrace"

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

Matt Haimovitz / Christopher O'Riley - Shuffle. Play. Listen.

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07596.htm

 

Americana Lovebirds - Americana Lovebirds

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07636.htm

 
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The amount of real journalism now is preposterously low. - Robt. McChesney, to Ian Masters, 1/19/12 -
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 20
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
SUB-DEPT.:
 
BREAD? WE GOT IT! CIRCUS? OH HELL, WE GOT IT!!! – Pt. 6
The Three Ring BradBlog/Barnum & Bailey Road Show
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are two ways to be fooled: One is to believe what isn't so, the other is to refuse to believe what is so.  - Soren Kierkegaard – 
 
Language is really all we have. - George Carlin –
 
Western intellectual contempt for democracy is so profound and deep-seated. - Christopher Hitchens
 
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - ancient Chinese proverb
 
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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
 
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
 
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
 
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
 
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Ironically, Friedman indeed showed up ‘years late and dollars short’ as per wont, finally inserting his set of ad hominems and non sequitars in Comment #80. I’d predicted he’d do so the moment the prophecy was posted in Veritas Vampirus. Several readers chortled that the augery was prescient to within a ten-minute time span: no sooner was that issue sent than Brad magically appeared back in his own venue (keep this in mind, as he did it again after I trotted out the transvestite vampire gig, abruptly announcing it on radio within a day of my disclosure in print), now ready to comment:
 
“Looks like the train has long ago left the station, and I'm unlikely to catch up with it here as I've been buried in an investigative story of late (speaking of runaway trains that I'm having trouble catching up to!)
 
“So, for whatever it's worth to those still following this exhausting thread, a very few comments on some of the earlier points, as I admit not even being able to read most of the latter (and I thought Ernie and I were long winded!!!) 
 
“To Mark Tucker at various: No, the "self-delusional lame-brainisms" largely referred to the other Mark. The "dialectical sand traps" were largely yours, seemingly set for reasons that seem to have more to do with avoiding actual points made and discussed here, for whatever reason you may wish to do that, than anything else. As to your absent sense of humor in regard Ernie's comments, you may wanna take in a breath of fresh air before unleashing next time. I'm purdy sure everyone else here realized the joke, good or bad, in his "Mark men" comment.
 
“Nonetheless, missing the joke, you asked Ernie what he meant when he joked about 'this place' being 'hijacked' by 'Mark men' and went on to respond that this was 'only the second dialogue thread [you've] ever participated in on Brad Blog'.
 
“While Ernie was clearing making a 'Mark' joke that seems to have gone over your head, if there was any 'hijacking' on your part here, I'm fairly certain it would be illustrated by your obsession with the root of the word 'democracy', when, in fact, Ernie's article was about the many facets of the 'electoral politics', which entails a great deal more than simply ‘democracy’ in it's most archaically defined etymology.
 
“For those who find Mark T's hijacked, if you think he's using an archaic, narrow definition of that word to make a mystery point, you should see him have at his own narrow, personal definition of the word "capitalism" in his 7-part - yes, 7-parts! - series promised on both it and me that he sends to a small email list. So far, he's up to Part 2 and we're all still waiting with baited breath for the crucial point (even any point) of the series to emerge.
 
“Nonetheless, I'm glad you feel free to opine in response to authors here, positively or otherwise. It's a shame such open discussion of your own work isn't allowed to take place on your private, one-way email list (else your readers might learn of your way-too-many far-too-unnecessary factual errors). But always glad to see you here! Have at me and Ernie and the ideas of others as you like. That's what makes democracy, in which I do actually believe, so grand. Though do try and mind our very few rules for commenting, as requested earlier, in the bargain.”
 
Not content with over-protestation, time after time claiming Canning was engaging in jokesmithing, something only those two felt was so monumentally obvious, Friedman continued to excoriate Mark E. Smith. That section is here omitted. Smith had long ago won the argument, and ceaseless continuing prattle by blog Friedmanites, including Brad himself, was little more than NuRepublican blather-mode. A number of points are interesting in Brad’s ramble, however, perhaps the most telling being the shocked reference to my extended pensee on capitalism (“7 parts!”). That alarming length of course violated the BradBlog-ian bumpersticker mentality and, thus, incurred ye co-owner-editor’s displeasure, though it shouldn’t have. 
 
Veritas Vampirus has established an irritating record of inditing frustrating truths shorn of sentimentalist populism. This is not much enjoyed by denizens of the BradBlog mentality. More than one reader of V.V. in fact believed I may well have incited the entire exchange in order to fulfill a long promised expose of how these celebrated troll forums operate. If so, the subscriber went on, this accomplished the objective rather handsomely. Others responded with such comments as “Hey, this is fish-in-a-barrel journalism, you bastard! You had ‘em beat before you even laid down the first word! C’mon, give us better than this!”, and “Highly entertaining! Leave it to you to lift up BB’s skirt to prove there are no genitals beneath”, and  “An enlightening battle. I think you need go no further proving your long-held position that blog comment forums are a complete waste of time…unless one is an idiot, therefore in home territory”, etc.
 
That Friedman entered so tardily pretty much revealed his longstanding strategy: to avoid conflict as long as possible until the BB crew and groupies dogpiled everyone not saluting, softening ‘em up for the boss. Thereafter, he enters blithely with disparate claims and highly questionable assertions, such as the poorly posited Rhetorical devices in the opening paragraphs. In point of fact, Friedman had uttered a truism, as I never have any problems admitting myself to be “an elitist pig…who wants everyone to be an elitist” while not once allowing reader commentary in my chest-puffing publication. Friedman, despite innumerable advisories from yours truly and the continuingly way obvious citation of purposeful provocateuring and hectoring in the newsletter’s masthead, remains oblivious to the glaring fact that Veritas Vampirus is not a blog but a rant venue. He, in other words, was highly frustrated he couldn’t carry his dogpile tactics over to Veritas Vampirus as he had in BB and then Smith’s FUBAR forum (in the person of allied interlopers and monkeywrenching wannabes, Jeannie Dean and etc.). Like a child, he was sulking in print, bleating “It’s not fair!” without quite mouthing the words, knowing what an ass he’d seem to be were he to do so. More, that he found no “crucial point” to my multi-segmented series surprised no one. The point was not a matter of lies and truth, but much more of what Chomsky had noted: I indeed had quite a supply of truths and solutions on my side, Friedman just didn’t like them. What exactly I was supposed to do to remedy his personal discontent is still anybody’s guess.
 
The problem with Friedman’s evasion of the discussion re: democracy was again plain: as a servitor of the Democratic Party, most notably it’s Progressive Democrats of America sub-corporation wing, he could not express positive thought towards true democracy, something historically the Democrats have never stood for, modernly don’t, and in the future never intend to. When in school, reading of Benjamin Franklin’s response as to what the Founders had given the colonists, “a republic, madam”, the irony and covert bourgeois hostility in that well-preserved remark completely evaded the young Friedman, never to be corrected. To him, as to Canning, the two forms of geovernment were identical: republicanism and democracy, Animal Farm redux.
 
Finally, regarding the alleged humor of Canning’s “riposte”, readers of V.V. have asked “Are they kidding?”, “Where exactly is the so-called humor? What points toward it? Is this some new mutant telepathic form of joke-making no one else is aware of?”, even “The only joke here is those two, in a seeming jape not well sprung”, and so on.
 
Making the farrago religious, BradBlog groupie Jeannie Dean sailed in for a penultimate gush-fest that was greasily lubricious, completely inapposite, and terrifyingly vapid. It’s shown in Comment #135, a classic of messy ass-kissing, lipstick smeared everywhere. The reader is invited to peruse this bizarre pseudo-advocacy should the real world not provide sufficiently sardonic right about now. Many view her weird glib misemotionalism as an enduring classic of completely inadvertent slapstick amid hilarious catholicism. There’s been little effort to defend or portray the rambling butterfaced remarks otherwise. If nothing else, the aside proved that iconically crass conservative figurehead Sarah Palin had, as Republicans had long been charging, bona fide sisterhood in the opposing camp. To read Dean is to guffaw strenuously, choke, and then weep.
 
However, mourn not, o reader; as Gerald Celente, one of the foremost trend theorists has noted, "[t]he presstitutes serve their masters". Yes they do, and that’s as proudly displayed in BB as in any daily buttwipe newspaper. On the other hand, once outside the kindergarten commentary sections, Friedman knows his stuff. Now if only he could transfer that savvy to everything else in his life.
 
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NEXT: See the This Issue section above.
 
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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.
 
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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). 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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Veritas Vampirus - Capitalism isn't democratic.

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  641  FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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: Okay, so last issue wasn't the penultimate, this one is. Sue me.
 
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Ain't no use in shedding no more tears, Ma

There ain't no use in shouting' at me, Pa

I can't live no longer with your fears, Ma

I love you but that hasn't helped at all

 

- Murray McLauchlan, Child's Song -

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

Mark Wayne Glasmire - Mark Wayne Glasmire

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07643.htm

 

Beverly McClennan - Fear Nothing

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07626.htm

 

Cuddle Magic - Info Nympho

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07627.htm

 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 21
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
SUB-DEPT.:
 
BREAD? WE GOT IT! CIRCUS? OH HELL, WE GOT IT!!! – Pt. 7
The Three Ring BradBlog/Barnum & Bailey Road Show
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are two ways to be fooled: One is to believe what isn't so, the other is to refuse to believe what is so.  - Soren Kierkegaard – 
 
Language is really all we have. - George Carlin –
 
Western intellectual contempt for democracy is so profound and deep-seated. - Christopher Hitchens
 
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - ancient Chinese proverb
 
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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
 
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
 
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
 
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
 
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I want to address a section of Friedman's rhetoric that’s quite revealing. Readers have pointed this out in astonishment. I agree with them but am not at all surprised. There's a reason I epigrammitized the series with Brad's unwittingly revelatory mental baseline "Capitalism is great!". Capitalism is an illness, a mental disease, and it is slavery. Claiming to base in any of a wealth of false items: -assets, workers, productivity, profit, etc. – the mode bases in none of that, only in money, which is an illusion, an interesting debit/credit chit. 'Debit' because, executed "properly", as with the old Federal Reserve notes, it's a promissory note upon a valued commodity not given up; 'credit' because that promise is extended to another in trade for goods or services (services are goods, exchangeables) against the held valued commodity - and if you don't quite understand, don't worry: there's nothing logical there, it's lunacy. The basis of our economy is lunacy. No one fully understands the platform because it's not to be understood, though many claim otherwise, usually those with a vested interest: economists. Economics can't be fully understood because there's no ability to make an illusion real save through the secondar agency of going a little daft yourself. Explain that to me, and you'll have it (because ya can't do it, all you can give are motives, not true causality and no real palpability to the weird drama).
 
To love capitalism as Friedman does, you have to purposely limit yourself to Stockholm Syndrome masochism, have to dislike freedom insofar as it denies you a chance at the ring of riches and power. Read again his Comment #80. In it, you'll find the following:
 
* "this exhausting thread" - that's a set-up. It's a very common very dull debate device, the sort of thing you'd hear out of Sean Hannity's babble whenever he knows he had his slanthead whipped before he even showed up for work. If you check the record, especially in fracases with Mark E. Smith, neither Friedman, Canning, nor the BB gaggle of strange logorrhetics have any aversion whatsoever to prolixity…especially not from the moment Smith enters the ring, who so decisively beats the pants off all of them that they've no choice but to prattle on and on and on in order to salvage any least hope of BB reader "respect" (I have a very different word for it) that's chiefly a combination of idolatry and a desire to see their names and words in print (same being hopeless of publication in any even quasi-respected venue, they too lazy to start their own up while cognizant of the paucity of any remote semblance of original mentation or chirographic prowess). It's a diversion.
 
* "Ernie's article was about the many facets of the 'electoral politics', which entails a great deal more than simply ‘democracy’ in it's most archaically defined etymology" - Uh, no it wasn't. Though the series was titled "Occupy Electoral Politics!", one need only refer to the title, "Why OWS Must Become the Egalitarian Democracy it Seeks", to know this. Canning himself figured the phrase 'egalitarian democracy' as a keynote. Friedman's reversing the verity here: electoral politics is a sub-class of 'egalitarian democracy' (whatever that is; Canning never defined it…and can't). Once you enter in the higher order, your intent must necessarily change, unless you're just being glib, which is entirely possible but far from laudable. Canning in fact just attempted a glib magnitude gambit, mentioning the mere item before disposing of it. What I and Smith did was nail him to his deception. That’s what displeases Friedman and Canning. Ernie wasn't allowed to get away with the cheap device without being called to account, something he very much dislikes. Interesting side note: if you call up the article (http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8972), you'll note he switched emphasis without even knowing it - the installment isn't "Electoral Politics - Part II", it's "Why OWS Must Become the Egalitarian Democracy it Seeks - Part II". As far as I can tell, and I'll be happy to be corrected, there is no "Why OWS Must Become the Egalitarian Democracy it Seeks - Part I"…and even if there is, then my point is still vindicated: egalitarian democracy is the keynote. Any editor worth his salt woulda said "Hey, Ern, yer kinda fuckin' up on the most basic grammatical mechanics here. What are you intending to mean?"
 
* "[my] obsession with the root of the word "democracy" - Yes, I'm as "obsessed" with 'democracy' as I am with the soundness of any term. If that typifies "obsession", then I am very happily guilty and only wish Friedman were capable of same, which he isn't. I won't re-argue the lunacy of defining republican (representative) government as democracy, readers here more than understand, but only point to this weird deviance Freidman prefers. This becomes the diversion of emphasis here:
 
* "it's most archaically defined etymology"
 
…and here:
 
* "bluster concerning the word ‘democracy’ "
 
…and here:
 
* "archaic, narrow definition of that word to make a mystery point" 
 
…and then picks up a cousin here:
 
* "his own narrow, personal definition of the word 'capitalism' "
 
Amazing, no? All that from a fear of a very simple verity: 'democracy' means 'the people rule'. It's historically Republican that this has been perverted to mean the people can elect to be ruled. No, they can’t, as that's a direct contravention of the term and the entire reason the words 'republic' and 'republican' were made. They contrast 'democracy' and 'democratic' in the same way that 'cat' contrasts 'dog'. It's why we have words: to draw distinctions where they’re needed and similarities where they are called for. If you can mistake the simplicity of that function, then you are a danger to yourself and to others…a threat best exemplified by the Republican mind. 'Democracy' refers to rule by all, no limitations, and 'republic' refers to a system of rule by the few - call it 'representative' if you wish, there's no difference, but you cannot sanely cite an oxymoronic 'representative democracy' and exspect intelligent people to respect you. It won't go. You'll have to depend on fellow boobs for that; thus Canning’s input.
 
The terms 'republic' and 'republican' exhibit distinctly Republican mindsets. That's why they named their Party that way. Note that the shadily titled early 'Democrats' eventually abandoned ‘Republican’ once they caught wise to the problem…something Jefferson ever did, revealing his true nature (and I'll get to that before too damn long, as Tommy Dearest was a Columbus-style monster despite all Hartmann's "exculpatory" palaver).
 
This is why I have a very difficult time when I hear people like Friedman and Co. use self-references like 'progressive', 'liberal', 'Democrat', and similar empty fob-offs. I tend to become a tad irate when they pepper all that - very purposely mind you - with an arrogation to Leftness. Friedman's one of those using the uber-Republican PsyOp of claiming he has no partisanship, but if that's so, you may want to question why he's perennially at PDA events cheerleading ("The Progressive Democrats of America are your frieeeeeends!!"), never at Rpublican functions likewise lauding them as a unit or an ideology or whateverthefuck that cesspool of omni-perverts is. Words have meaning, acts reveal intent. 
 
There’s an interesting network here. One of the figures in it is a leading SoCal PDA figure, Ilene Proctor, Friedman’s handler-sponsor-patron-informant-whatever, quasi- or otherwise, who, after a 600+ issue subscription, just put Veritas Vampirus on a blank-bounce-back status the moment V.V. spotlighted two of her coterie. This is not the first time a Friedman / Proctor / PDA coincidence has arisen, and on or two people close to him, readers of V.V., though he isn’t aware of it, have noted the uncannily exact timing themselves, one in particular reporting a number of professional intimacies over a long period. I’ve noted on or two in thepast in this venue. Brad loves to accuse me of lying…though I can back up everything I say…so you might want to ask him about that. Note his response, and let's see who the real liar is. You also might want to inqure why, when he wrote and demanded I respond to a number of bizarre allegations of temporizing and to open V.V. up to outside input, I wrote back and informed him that there was a somewhat good venue for both of those which he could very easily avail himself of, were he serious about any of this, and that it runs under the title of BradBlog. For some reason, he's felt disinclined to reply or to do as he seems to so otherwise fervently desire.
 
Bottom line to it all, though, is how bafflingly thoroughly these so-called advocates of democracy wet their panties in glee over capitalism, which is the most violently anti-democratic impulse ever manifested on this shithole planet short of outright slavery and mass murder (and I’m pretty sure all three are in complete harmony) – none of which, um, I consider to be governential systems, though I should. 
 
Getting any better idea why I left off my very brief sojourn in the Dem cheerleading fields while I was at “ex”-Republican, then-Dem, now-“non-partisan” Rob Kall’s OpEdNews.com and headed for greener pastures, meadows less choked out with manure and BS artists? 
 
Oh, there’s a lot more than the above, a LOT more.
 
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NEXT: Putting the lid on The Canning, closing down the fishy factory, and moving on.
 
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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.
 
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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). 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.

That toenail painting elephant.

 

Thanks, turtle. I did notice, rereading my comments that Mark S. Tucker quoted, that I'd said nothing that anyone could logically refute.

Of course when we try to suggest to toenail-painting elephants, 300-pound gorillas, or the powers that be, that they be more considerate of others, they're going to squash us.

But then again, as you point out, if we can't get them out of the way, they'll only continue to make life miserable for everyone.

 

Veritas Vampirus - Canned Canning

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 #637  FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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, this is going over very well, so I'm slinging 'em out as fast as I can (they've been written for a while now, I just have to find the time to format the bastards).
 
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Forget these foolish elections…elections are a charade. - George Carlin -

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

Bad Weather California - Sunkissed

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07649.htm

 

Mighty Popo - Gakondo

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07457.htm

 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 18
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
SUB-DEPT.:
 
BREAD? WE GOT IT! CIRCUS? OH HELL, WE GOT IT!!! – Pt.4
The Three Ring BradBlog/Barnum & Bailey Road Show
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are two ways to be fooled: One is to believe what isn't so, the other is to refuse to believe what is so.  - Soren Kierkegaard – 
 
Language is really all we have. - George Carlin –
 
Western intellectual contempt for democracy is so profound and deep-seated. - Christopher Hitchens
 
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - ancient Chinese proverb
 
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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
 
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
 
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
 
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
 
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Smith’s words were elegantly put and argued, but the intelligent reader of his discourse was dismayed to find the Blog’s owner, Brad Friedman, jumping in with this in Comment #20:
 
“Oy. Been gone all day, and got no time now to wade into the dialectical sand traps and self-delusional lame-brainisms of this thread tonight. As much as I might like to. Maybe tomorrow. If I have time to catch up with the running train. Good thing there aren't issues of real importance that all this fine Marksmanship couldn't have been targeted towards instead. Sigh...”
 
Echoing his confrere’s mode of diversionary Rhetoric, Friedman chose the ad hominem tack as Route 66, echoing The Lasagna as well. I chose, at this point, to shed the attempt to speak rationally to a plainly irrational set of correspondents and inserted Comment #25:
 
“Well, Ernie, it's more than disappointing to read a retort conflated entirely of smarmy ad hominems, from a lawyer no less (well, okay, maybe not all that disconcerting then), something that wouldn't surprise me for a moment in the babble of an onanistic, troll, jackball chowderhead like Lasagna, whose excretions I've unfortunately had to wade through in previously perused exchanges here, but you? Sad. You addressed not a single point I made, facts that Chomsky, whose name you persistently bandy about with what at first appears to be familiarity, would very much agree with, himself a linguist having entertained precisely my points many times, vastly your superior (and mine). You demean the concepts without a shred of analytically sound refutation.
 
“Let me add another name to the mix: Gore Vidal. Read his work and listen to his talks, and you'll find precisely my point well captured in his examinations of the conflicts between word, concept, and manifestation, not to mention the deviation you think improper democracy. You might want to check out S.I. Hayakawa as well on such matters. Then John Raulston Saul. Etc. Just 20 people? I'm afraid you live in a myopic void. True, there are not many of us, but thousands upon thousands upon thousands exist who know such "esoteric" subjects well. Were you at all familiar with the true Left, you'd know that without my telling you. Behind the scenes you make claims to an anarchistic spirit, but, really, you haven't a clue, I'm afraid, and I'm sorry to have to note that, I really am.
 
“That your and Brad's squalling groupie would chime in with inane fleering means little, the intellectual midget in question an ignorable flimp at best, but your own dismissive attitude does you no credit. Be a smart-ass if you wish, I encourage such things, I'm one as well, as thousands of my readers and you (and Brad) will attest, you know that from my own past work, present forum, and elsewhere, but I do so only in context or forwarding the argument's points in whatever direction, addressing the matter at hand, not running from it. This is why I bothered at all to pen missives your way in the first place. This Jekyll/Hyde gig is regrettable in you. You don't even know how to render a good fight any more.
 
“I'm curious, though: what do you mean by ‘this place’ being ‘hijacked’ by ‘Mark men’ [In his Comment #19, Canning had written: “And when did this place get hijacked by the Mark men?”]. This is only the second dialogue thread I've ever participated in on BradBlog, mainly because of dimwits like Lasagna who infest the Net like cockroaches. BB is in fact one of the handful of sites I've considered worth attending in the last five years, as you and Brad very much know. To see it descend to a skein of dodgeball flippancy like so many others is a trifle tragic. You purport to see my two comments in a forum of 20 inserts as part of a hijacking? I think your rhetoric is revealing far too much about you, Ernie. True, Mark Smith goes on at length, but, unlike Lasagna, his points are cogent, well stated. I find his position exceedingly tenable, much more than yours and Brad's…and at least Brad cedes that not voting is a right as well, with, of course, a million and one odd qualifications. Smith's expositions in fact fall into the category Chomsky referred to when he cited Republicans accusing their opponents of having no solutions when the translation runs that very good solutions are indeed put forth but the Repubs just don't like them. An ocean of difference exists there.
 
“If you'd care to resume the debate on its points, great, but if you'd prefer to remain in situ with this bizarre new avoidance syndrome, well…..
 
“Oh, and Brad, if you're referring to me with these inchoate ‘self-delusional’ and ‘lamebrainisms’ charges, well, bring it on, buddy, let's see whatcha got. Mean it. Or would you prefer to hide in the woods like Ernie?”
 
Canning’s expected retort was the usual, a porridge of anything but an addressal of the points. In Comment #27, he added:
 
“Re: Mark S. Tucker @24: Relax, draw in a deep breath and start over. The Mark men comment was intended as levity. Sorry you did not see it that way. And there was no need for you to launch a personal attack on David Lasagna. Your doing so violates one of the few rules Brad has for posting on the comment section. Please refrain from doing so in the future.
 
“Now, getting back to your earlier comment. Since you apparently attended law school, you do know that one of the basic means for interpreting words used in a statute in order to ascertain legislative intent is their common and ordinary usage. Insisting on narrow meaning based on original derivations of the roots of a word --- 'demos' (people) and 'cratein' (rule) (later 'kratos' and affixially '-cracy') --- in my mind, is a form of linguistic masturbation.
 
“The Webster's and Reference.com definitions which you so cavalierly dismiss are, in fact, the commonly understood meaning of the word ‘democracy’. If it is really inappropriate to affix the common and widely used meaning of the word ‘democracy’, as you claim, then why was it appropriate to affix ‘cracy’ and to drop the ‘s’ instead of ‘demoscratein’.
 
“Ah, there we go, Mark. We can settle it. You are an advocate of "demoscratein" (original meaning) whereas I advocate "democracy" (commonly understood usage).
 
Putting the ills of colloquialization aside, perhaps the most interesting fallacy here is Canning’s claim that “one of the basic means for interpreting words used in a statute in order to ascertain legislative intent is their common and ordinary usage”, when, in fact, as Canning well knows, else he is a licensed fraud, that a goodly part of the reason for the creation of Black’s Law Dictionary was precisely to denote legal meaning as apart from popular/common, but we’ll postpone that issue for further on in this lesson where I take the lawyer to task for the expected legalistic professional obfuscation of everything in sight (and it would probably profit society were the Bar to inspect his license).
 
More to the point is Canning’s lunatic garble redefining…well, something…no one who has read this passage has any clue what he’s attempting, though he takes the opportunity to attack by echoing Lasagna. Moreover, if indeed there was any element of levity in Canning’s “Mark men” remark, none but he (and boss Friedman) have been able to detect it, but then, it’s typical in Rhetoric to set up a thickly veiled insult and then chide the recipient for failing to “understand” that it was all just in good fun, or whatever the claim may be. Canning, finding himself in ever deeper waters of his own making, finally decided to attempt cleaving to the argument’s points, in Comment #36 writing:
 
“Mark S. Tucker @11 wrote: it's a trifle amusing to see such adamancy to vote in a forum whose main drive has been exposure of the election frauds that have been so rampant for well over a decade...
 
“Mark E. Smith @17 adds: We do not have the power to ensure that our votes are counted.
 
“Oversimplification!
 
“More than 70% of the U.S. votes on optical scanners, which are vulnerable to both intentional hacks as well as unintended failures. Nevertheless, the votes are hand marked on paper ballots which are fed into the machines. Those paper ballots can be used to prove fraud, though, if they are not publicly counted at the precinct level on Election Night, you run into thorny issues concerning chain-of-custody.
 
“Between 20% & 30% of the jurisdictions vote on 100% unverifiable, usually touch screen, DREs. There is no way to verify that those machines have accurately counted any vote cast on them. They are indeed electronic black holes, though fraud can potentially be detected if given complete access to the source codes. While there are problems with absentee voting, Brad and I have recommended voting on paper absentee ballots in all DRE jurisdictions. Those paper ballots do provide a potential means for uncovering election fraud.
 
“The classic example was the 2010 South Carolina Democratic primary contest between Alvin Greene and Vic Rawl. Greene was unemployed, virtually unknown and barely articulate. He had no campaign website, no volunteers, no campaign literature. He didn’t even own a computer or a cell phone. His opponent, the respected circuit judge and former state legislator Vic Rawl had raised hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars, appeared at 80 campaign events across the state, and had hundreds of volunteers. The numbers were inexplicable. By way of example, Lancaster County's paper absentee ballots went to Rawl 84% to 16%, but the unverifiable touch screens reported that Rawl had lost the county by 17%. Statewide, the virtually unknown Greene captured 60% of the vote, according to the unverifiable machines.
 
“Those anomalies would not have appeared if those who cast the paper absentee ballots had, per Mark Smith's advice, boycotted the election. And just think how different the numbers would have been if everyone insisted on voting by absentee paper ballot. Finally, there's the walk and chew gum at the same time issue. If you go back a re-read my article, you'll find that part of Occupying Elections is insistence on converting to paper-ballot elections and transparent counts”.
 
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NEXT: Even more.
 
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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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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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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 #639   FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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: Don’t be alarmed, ya didn’ miss an issue! I archived a shitload of issues and discovered I was STILL numbering wrongly despite a couple of recent attempts to rectify everything. As said, I’m practically innumerate. So, no, there was no V.V. #638. That number was subsumed in recalibrating things properly. This issue takes up right after installment #18 of “Capstone”.
 
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In his endless search for truth, man is condemned to knowledge. Everything else is whim. - Stanislaw Lem / Tarkovsky, Solaris -

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

Dexter Romweber - Two Headed Cow (DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07610.htm

 

Lorraine Feather - Tales of the Unusual

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07647.htm

 

Spielgusher - Spielgusher

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07650.htm

 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 19
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
SUB-DEPT.:
 
BREAD? WE GOT IT! CIRCUS? OH HELL, WE GOT IT!!! – Pt.5
The Three Ring BradBlog/Barnum & Bailey Road Show
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are two ways to be fooled: One is to believe what isn't so, the other is to refuse to believe what is so.  - Soren Kierkegaard – 
 
Language is really all we have. - George Carlin –
 
Western intellectual contempt for democracy is so profound and deep-seated. - Christopher Hitchens
 
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - ancient Chinese proverb
 
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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
 
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
 
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
 
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
 
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How this reconciled Canning’s mangling of ‘democracy’ was anyone’s guess, and none who read the lengthy comment could determine what its intent was, save Canning’s insertion of a number of grossly inapplicable verities as a method of faux sensibility…completely ingermane but attention-occupying, time-wasting, stalling. The war continued, and here's how petty things became as of Comment #48 by Canning:
 
“Mark E. Smith @47 wrote: I am against voting in an undemocratic system of government, just as I am against breathing in a toxic environment that lacks oxygen.
 
“Great! So now you want us to ‘boycott breathing’! Hmmm, Don't think it healthy for me to hold my breath waiting to see how that works out. Yeah, I know, Mark. Our atmosphere may be polluted but it does still contain oxygen. But what you don't seem to grasp is that, while our electoral system is systemically skewed to wealth and power, like our polluted atmosphere, it still provides a means for achieving a peaceful democratic revolution using the tactics I've described in this article + those advocated by Jeannie Dean and others. Sorry, Mark, but, as your experience at Occupy SD seems to show, there are very few who are willing to drink the boycott elections Kool aid.”
 
Piling error upon fallacy, Canning first employs a ridiculously over-exaggerative misreading of Smith’s remark, and then slides in a complete fantasy imputedly contravening the fact that the OWS, Occupy SD, and entire Occupy movement aren’t terribly thrilled with the American voting system, a large number of its adherents having gone on the record to state so. What Canning is doing here is purposely mistaking OWS’s system of true democracy (ironically, as I cited, where ALL get a vote and there are neither leaders nor representatives) as an assurance that all voting systems are just fine. Anyone who has followed the Occupy particulars, as Canning obviously has not, knows better than this. A BradBlog looker-on found Canning’s mislogics a bit much, and thus “Eli” said in Comment #49:
 
“I personally don't support the arguments against voting, because I feel that I personally have a ethical obligation to prevent the greater evil from gaining power, to whatever extent I can. So if my abstention (or vote for a third party for that matter) contributes to allowing what I consider to be a greater evil to gain power, I would consider myself partially responsible. In politics, as in life, we don't always get to make choices from among ideal options, and must often choose a lesser evil. That doesn't mean we shouldn't be working to improve the available options, but I believe we still have a responsibility to act based on the reality of the current situation, and not to sit on our hands while allowing (a greater) evil to occur.
 
“That said, I want to point out an argument in favor of abstention: Peter Singer (in his 1974 book Democracy and Disobedience) argues that if one voluntarily participates in a decision procedure, one thereby takes on an obligation to obey the outcome of this procedure. Only by abstaining, according to Singer, can one preserve the moral right of disobedience. There may be other considerations in favor of disobedience (such as if the decision procedure itself is fundamentally unjust), but voluntary participation is one factor that argues against a right of disobedience, according to Singer. I'm really not sure how to reconcile these two points, but I wanted to bring up the Singer argument to show that arguments for abstention do also have a moral basis”. 
 
One could literally hear Canning’s and Friedman’s brains exploding even from as much as a continent away, their masters, the Progressive Democrats of America and the Democratic Party, glowering in disapproval.
 
Friedman, after flinging down the gauntlet early, decided to run for the hills, hiding in a dark corner. What was most telling, though, were the OpEdNews-style BradBlog dogpiles on Smith, whose posts are perennially excellent, espousing a true Left or very near to true Left mindset, and that, dear students, most probably explains the entire problem. Friedman and Canning, terrified of Leftism, scared stiff of people won't, for one, buy into a voting system keeping the status quo intact, were babbling, then counting on trolls, and finally running one or two sensible commenters, to carry their water. The BB pair are overt Democrats – one claiming to be a “velvet revolutionary”, the other hilariously adopting a secretive “anarchist” nametag far in the back of the closet – desiring that the status quo remain, so that Democrats can resume screwing things up instead of Republicans. Regardless, it has been generally agreed that Smith was wasting his time and writing talent in the regressive forum issue after issue after issue. That sentiment remains. Smith’s argumentation process has been presented only once above, but there is MUCH more, all of it quite convincing. One could certainly do far worse than to peruse every bit of it. The contrast therein to Friedman & Canning Inc.’s nattering is sharp, the conclusions drawn therefrom revelatory.
 
The interlude was quite instructive in answering Veritas Vampirus reader-questions as to why I do not participate in blogs or even any more call in to talk shows: for one, the brain amperage is just too low to bother with, the Leftyish thought levels so far outside rewarding that effort expended winds up inevitably in exasperated futility. From all outward appearances, it appears that Friedman and Canning have no least clue there are such sites as World Socialist Website and Black Agenda Report or such canny writers as Michael Chussadofsky or Webster Tarpley, let alone anything more than the vaguest notions re: Chomsky or Vidal, acquaintanceships had only through AlterNet toss-off references. More's the pity.
 
However, some V.V. readers commented upon my sudden absenture from the “debate”, others understanding the reason to be more than evident. Regardless, a missive I penned, but, upon scanning the unutterable puerility of the thread as it decayed in BB hands, forewent sending is here and now brought forward. It was meant to be my next missive after Canning’s idiocies but, instead, I threw my hands up and muttered “Like talking to the deaf!”, then walked away. Here it is:
 
“Amazing. Just absolutely amazing. BradBlog is the new OpEdNews.com. Stultifyingly stunning. Well, ya can't say I didn't try. With your latest dodge, Ernie, I'll bow out, as, plainly, anything more would be a complete waste of time and effort. I will, however, forward my gratitude that this exchange, though I sully the word in appending it thusly, has been rewarding in a way that I will pursue in my own venue. It answers many questions that had been, in my researches on the "Left", kept standing for the last few years. You won't be able to grasp what that means until I act upon this realization, but understand that I say, with zero sarcasm or ire, that I truly appreciate this window you've opened. I should've seen it coming, but what the heck, without occasionally being the naif, neither I, you, nor anyone would learn anything new. Everything serves a purpose, you just have to be, as I've many times said in promoting rhetoric analysis, sharp enough to catch the layers.
 
“I will, however, point out one glaring hypocrisy, not that I'm for a moment surprised - I in fact expected this, as it's policy at sites like BradBlog - but, to answer both you and Brad, do yourselves a favor and trot over to Comment #16. Read it. Okay, now let me make your argument for you: ‘No, no, no, Mark, David Lasagna wasn't attacking you by making direct references to non-existent tomes on masturbation or whatever the fuck he's talking about re: ENF, he was, um, er…hmmmm, let's see now, oh!, we have it - he was generalizing! Yep, straight outta the blue, just like that. He didn't mean *you*, he meant … er … someone … anyone ... and hence we didn't reprove him, just clocked you for responding to his derogation of you. Ya see, the rules go this way: if you can erect even the flimsiest pretext of oblique reference, no matter how wildly inapplicable, you're exonerated. Look, it’s right here in the Karl Rove Guide Book, see? There it is. Case closed.’ 
 
“You guys are getting to be pathetic beyond words. And to answer Lasagna's idiotic inquiry: prefixes were created to be used, and the dictionary will never list all possible conjoinings. Take merely the most common, 'un-', which will probably fit onto about 75% of the words in Webster's, and it's easy to see why such things are so. Now travel over to every other available affix (prefix, suffix, etc.), and it doesn't take a genius to understand what even a moron can intuit: that were we to list every possible combination of all affixes, Webster's would surpass Oxford in length - and Oxford, last I looked, was 23 thick volumes. Beyond that, anyone who will use "unclusterfuck" (Comment #7), a good term even if colloquial, and then call out "enfraudation" as bogus is a drivelous clown and hypocrite. Perhaps Ernie can vouch for the following, perhaps not, but while solving a case for my Contracts Law teacher, while Shepherdizing 'stricken answer default' case law, I ran across "conspiracy to enfraud" more than once. You will not find 'enfraud' in Webster's, not even in Black's (!), yet the very strict system of editing of law volumes is perfectly content with it along with many other terms that do not appear in dictionaries (even Black's) or on-line. 
 
“One more easily discerned example among many if one possesses Black's and Webster's: Black's carries an entry for 'extraparochial', Webster's does not…so…it's not a word? Idiocy. And a logical extension like 'enfraudation' is to be ridiculed by a neanderthal using 'unclusterfucked'? The friggin' inmates have taken over the BradBlog asylum, as well they should, in view of what maladepts the warders are.
 
“But this is all irrelevant. To have to even entertain this in any forum where some trog nimrod thought he was too clever by half and can burp up his drivel with the BB stamp of approval, not to mention the polite silence by abettors (same hoping the douche would get away with it without challenge) is not a venue I want to waste my time with. It's not at all difficult to understand why the infauxtaining pseudo-Left is in eclipse.
 
“And, yes, Brad, censor me. It doesn't matter. This will all appear in print soon enough anyway, and I'll invite my audience, which includes a number of your readers, to decide where censoriality resides and by whom. The really beautiful thing about the Net that has pundits in such fear is that the cult of personality no longer holds sway. Communication is finally truly democratizing. Slowly but it’s happening.
 
“Start looking for a new line of work, buddy.”
 
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NEXT: Lo, there shall be an end!
 
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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 on Popes: http://scarecrow-pope.blogspot.com/

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

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* Environmentalist Joey Racano's EARTH SOURCE MEDIA: 

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* 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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I enjoy reading VV more

with each addition.  "Unclusterfucked" At first I read it underclusterfucked.  Hilarious, either way.  I enjoyed the Bad Weather music too.  Very nice.  :)

There is no argument

to that Folkie.  And that is what pisses so many people off.  To continue to vote in a sham democracy is indefensible and your presentation of the truth and facts ...it holds a mirror up that so many people just can not bear to look into.  So, then the attacks and discrediting begin and let's not forget the name calling and accusations. I do know that when I read your comments on Alternet some years ago,  I felt an immediate sense of Yes.  That finally I had read not only what was correct and factual but it was truthful. That's the truth of it.  Taking the action of voting in what is not a democracy is pretentious, phony and dishonest.  It's allowing the elephant in the living room to continue painting it's toenails while everyone else barely squeezes past it's large body blocking the doorway if at all.  And the elephant can shift anytime so there is no way to feel safe lest you get crushed by the weight of it's enormity.  And once you have lived long enough in an environment where you are not allowed to feel safe...watch out...there's a whole lot more trouble ahead.  Pretty soon they'll call you paranoid or worse...

Well...seems as though my life consists of going from one elephant squatting room to another.  Very few reprieves...to feel safe..to be able to think, to feel feelings and to then be able to share life, communicate with others in a way that regards truth more importantly than the elephant.  

Those paragraphs you wrote are very well written and they need more people to read them.

Mark S. Tucker seems to be a fun person.

 

He might not seem that way to morons who try to fuck with him, but that's true of some of the most fun people I've ever met in my life, and I've met a few. I don't think it is even possible to begin to be a fun person if you can't defend yourself from those who are ideologically opposed to fun, and teach them to stay out of your way. It's one of those necessary chores in life, like washing up the pots and pans so that you can cook and enjoy delicious food. But even chores can be fun if they're done in fun ways. Mark S. Tucker has found a majorly fun way to handle this particular chore, and it is fun just to watch him in action.

 

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LEFT  OF THE "LEFT"
News from the Undead
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Published in the United States of Mohawkia,
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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 #636   FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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: Applying the same assiduous research one devotes to, oh, say, election fraud, we find neither Friedman nor Canning terribly happy with the result. I'll be publishing some of their comments after this series winds down. Amusing, to say the least. They can take heart, though, as we have much more in store, and I'm sure ... aren't you? ... they'll eventually come around.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07560.htm

 

David Maxwell / Otis Spann - Conversations in Blue

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07612.htm

 
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He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary. - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 17
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
SUB-DEPT.:
 
BREAD? WE GOT IT! CIRCUS? OH HELL, WE GOT IT!!! – Pt. 3
The Three Ring BradBlog/Barnum & Bailey Road Show
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are two ways to be fooled: One is to believe what isn't so, the other is to refuse to believe what is so.  - Soren Kierkegaard – 
 
Language is really all we have. - George Carlin –
 
Western intellectual contempt for democracy is so profound and deep-seated. - Christopher Hitchens
 
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - ancient Chinese proverb
 
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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
 
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
 
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
 
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
 
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I rebut Canning’s argument, if we can call it that, in Comment #14:
 
“Not bad, Ernie, but not good either. You of course missed the scientific approach; that is, you looked to a perverted dictionary definition rather than an etymological base, a first-cause discovery, which should, I would imagine, be de rigeur for a lawyer. At least, that was the case when I was studying Law and solving cases for my teacher. And, by the way, I am entitled to the *facts*, and that's what I purvey, so let's take this by the numbers.
 
“The conjoining of the words 'demos' (people) and 'cratein' (rule) (later 'kratos' and affixially '-cracy') mean precisely what they say: people rule, nothing more, nothing less. Fact, not opinion. And when they were first put together in old Greece, the civilization knew exactly what was meant, equally knowing they were not practicing democracy, not even vaguely. Read the classics and you'll see it. It was then, as it was later under the monstrous Jefferson & Co., a demagoguing excuse to water down tyranny a trifle, including formerly excluded very narrow slices of certain classes into the elite…to better serve the elite.
 
“As we both well know, Ern, revisionism is a big problem in *everything*. Take the Santa Clara decision in your profession or travel over to history teachers and look at the crap they have to peddle in order to indoctrinate students into the historo-capitalist fairy-tale we call ‘democracy’. Then peruse Simon Winchester's The Meaning of Everything, and see how much perversion went into the making of the Oxford Dictionary. Same happened to Webster's. Dictionary-making is not a linguistic exercise, it is political, first and last, and words like 'democracy' are precisely the target. Dictate meaning and you dictate reality…or didn't you catch that in your Chomsky readings? Noam is by no means shy about such things when you read him widely and fully, esp. re: Big Eddie Bernays.
 
“It's very simple: a word means what it means or it doesn't. Taking a Benthamite Utilitarian position, btw, should anyone be minded to, won't change a thing. Expanding words to mean other things is not expansion, it is perversion. Want a different meaning? Coin a different word. Our language is so chock full of such miserable impreciseness that it causes the intelligent to weep and gnash teeth. No wonder people can understand nothing but TV gabble. To echo Confucius, I wish my people understood their language.
 
“How's *that* for precision, Ernie?
 
“And if you run into Mr. Merriam-Webster or Ms. Reference.com, you can tell them that I can recommend a good therapist for their delusions. You, of course, are free to heed whomever pleases you in any case. If you don't mind, I'll address your fallacious equivalencies of capitalism and democracy tomorrow, as the two are not even addressable in similar context. Lastly, re: my typification of Jefferson, I'll soon be proving, in my newsletter, that he was a monster along the lines of Columbus. This, naturally, as a matter of keeping facts straight, not as the kind of revisionist *opinion*-making transvestituring itself as fact we hear from radio infauxtainers and others”
 
As would be expected, Canning sprinted to reply. “OMG,” he expostulated, as though a schoolgirl texting her BFF about an idolized boy in class, a strange emotion for an adult but which will be explained when one of many regular commenters, a ‘David Lasagna’, enters the picture momentarily: “Mark Tucker. Bad enough I've had to debate right wing strict constructionists and their perverted views on the ‘original intent’ of the framers of the U.S. Constitution. Now I get someone on the Left who thinks he's a linguistic originalist, whose narrow interpretation of language leads to such a myopic conception as to ignore common usage of language necessary for modern communications. Good luck with that, Mark. I'm sure you'll find at least fifteen, maybe 20 people in the 21st Century who'll buy into it.”
 
As we’ve seen, one of those 15 – 20 individuals would be Chomsky, and Canning’s reference to the 21st century is ironically appropriate. Especially in light of the time’s general intellectual level, it would of course be quite difficult to locate two dozen people who could indeed think two unbiased thoughts in a row or understand factuality, Canning certainly not one of them, as his expostulation indicates. But one of the most entertaining features of these so-called ‘free and open’ blogs is a feature that attracts dimbulbs and yattering sloboons of every stripe. Enter now the amusingly sobriqueted troll David Lasagna in Comment #15. He’s seen all too well how his dearest Canning has not only opened the door to the outhouse but hazarded to dive straight into the fetid opening. He runs to the rescue:
 
“To Mark S Tucker @11: Where'd you get the word ‘enfraudations’? Can't find it in my dictionary. The only place I've been able to find it online is in a piece you wrote. Is it from ENF-- meaning the Elks National Foundation - Rauda - referring to a municipality in Saale-Holzand district of Thuringia, Germany, and the common suffix ‘tion’? I found that incomprehensible deconstruction in Hydrangea's Guide To Written Masturbation. But there was no explanation. Just a smirking, self-satisfied smiley face.”
 
This extends, of course, Chomsky’s notation of ideological warfare wherein all must be bent to suit, masqueing the proponent’s corruption. That Lasagna’s message makes not a whit of sense no matter how many times it’s puzzled over is irrelevant: that, apparently, is precisely the point. In Limbaughesque pique, Mr.Lasagna is spewing out words and vocables, hoping to divert any who may reading the colloquy. Again, it doesn’t matter whether nothing sane is posited, only that diversion is provided, for Lasagna must salvage Canning’s mounting fauxs pas. This has led to the surmise in many that “Lasagna” is a pseudonym for either Canning or Friedman, perhaps co-shared by both. However, several readers, and Friedman himself, wrote V.V. to dispel this notion. While Friedman dotes on Lasagna (and maybe manicotti), a Brit reader appended this note to D.L.’s two or three linkages: “This is one of those wannabes you hafta see to believe”, and indeed he was right. Thus, I’ll leave it to the reader to waste his or her time looking up the fellow and his fumble-lipped fey “comedy” “stylings”, mincing about in two-bit Learning Annex-styled enterprises, though this might suffice:
 
 
All I need note is that his video misadventures have amassed, after **a couple years** on-line, 600 views, slightly less than the viewership of documentaries of paint drying. 600 views means his family and every single one of his friends dialed it up, and then he requested the other 597 screenings. Not hard to imagine why Friedman, coming as he does from the off-off-off-Broadway stage world, is enamored of the dolt.
 
Leaving well enough alone in the Mr. Rogers Meets Church Lady personna, next we’re introduced to someone quite different. A long-term harrier of both Freidman and Canning enters the fray, Mark E. Smith. I’ve stated several times for the record that amid a growing concern with Friedman’s increasingly odd behaviors was the disturbingly dismissive regard paid Smith. An example of this starts in Comment #17, melding the furor over democracy into the voting problem discussion BradBlog is well and rightly famed for:
 
“Ernest, both dictionary definitions you cited agree that democracy is a system of government where supreme power is vested in the people. That is obviously not the case in the US. We do not have the power to ensure that our votes are counted. If we had supreme power over government we could force it to count our votes. We do not have the power to unseat Members of Congress if we aren't able to prove that their elections were stolen until after they've been sworn into office. Once they're sworn in, we can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the election was rigged and stolen, but only Congress can unseat them and Congress never has. In 2006 there were six stolen elections appealed to Congress that they didn't even bother to investigate, the most famous one being that of Clint Curtis, which was fully documented here on BradBlog.
 
“We do not have the power to appeal a Supreme Court decision, no matter how unprecedented, unconstitutional, irrational, or even absurd such a decision may be. The Framers weren't misspeaking, using a poor choice of words, or joking around when they named the highest law of the land the "Supreme Court." They were vesting supreme power in government, in an unelected body of government which they established, not in the people, who can neither vote for, nor remove a Supreme Court justice from office, nor appeal a Supreme Court decision. The Framers knew exactly what the word "supreme" meant, and they vested supreme power in government, not in the people.
 
“So our government doesn't even meet the dictionary definition of a democratic form of government, no less Mark Tucker's definition, which I happen to agree with. I also agree with Mark Tucker that it is a travesty for those who devote themselves to exposing the many problems with our electoral system, to encourage people to vote in it anyway. We don't need to vote in order to gather more evidence of election fraud, as we have tons of evidence of election fraud, along with tons of evidence that there is nothing within our power to do about it. If we had supreme power over government, we'd be able to at least have honest elections.
 
“Saying, as Brad has, that we have ‘faith-based elections’ where we vote and then wait for the ‘elections fairy’ to come down and announce the unverifiable results, and then encourage people to vote in such elections is, in my opinion, as corrupt as encouraging people to gamble money in a rigged card game. If you know the game is rigged, the honest thing to do is to warn people not to play. If this was a democracy and if our votes had to be counted and were verifiable, I'd be proud to vote, as I did for many years. Once I became an election integrity activist and learned that our electoral system is rigged and corrupt, I tried to find out why. I found out that it isn't just a question of how people vote or how the votes are, or are not tallied, but a problem with the Constitution itself, which vested supreme power in government rather than in the hands of the people, and thus established a plutocracy rather than a democracy. That's when I stopped voting”.
 
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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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* 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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I think this answers some of turtle's questions.

 

If words are given a political meaning instead of their true meaning, small wonder that they don't encompass reality.

 

 

Ha!

That was a fun one.  Thank you for sharing this, Folkie.  I really agree.  And I do believe Democrats give Democracy a bad name...

Labels

Mostly, I am tired of the labels. I may be too far left to be considered left.  I recognize that I am not part of the left nor the right.  It's not that I feel so much different from people...but it could just be that people feel my distance from them.  I have no idea except for all the ideas I have.

Damnit.

And I really like listening to Per Byhring.  Man...this music lifts my step.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbQAcAV2RFg&feature=related

Square pegs in round holes.

 

Their options are "more authoritarian" and "less authoritarian," like the choice between "greater evil" and lesser evil." The concept of not being authoritarian at all or of not being evil at all is beyond their imagination, so it can't fit into their political chart.

 

Veritas Vampirus - Mark S. Tucker continues skewering BradBlog

 

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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 #635   FEBRUARY 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 -
 
Je pense donc je suis…dangereux. - Descartes (updated, politicized - you knew it as 'Cogito ergo sum') -
 
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 -
 
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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: Ernie In A Can, yet again.
 
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Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

Booka and the Flaming Geckos - The Not So Meaningful Songs in the Life of Jeremy Fink

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07623.htm

 

Jeff Andrew - Hobo Postcards

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07548.htm

 

Jimmy Wahlsteen - All Time High

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p07624.htm

 
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The amount of real journalism now is preposterously low. - Robt. McChesney, to Ian Masters, 1/19/12 -
 
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THE CAPSTONE ON CAPITALISM - Pt. 16
If it isn't Predatory, It isn't Capitalism
By Mark S. Tucker
 
SUB-DEPT.:
 
BREAD? WE GOT IT! CIRCUS? OH HELL, WE GOT IT!!! – Pt.2
The Three Ring BradBlog/Barnum & Bailey Road Show
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are two ways to be fooled: One is to believe what isn't so, the other is to refuse to believe what is so.  - Soren Kierkegaard – 
 
Language is really all we have. - George Carlin –
 
Western intellectual contempt for democracy is so profound and deep-seated. - Christopher Hitchens
 
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. - ancient Chinese proverb
 
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“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
 
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
 
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master — that’s all.”
 
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1871)
 
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Today, boys and girls, we’re going to look directly at the behavior of primatus centrallus primitivus. Our lesson can be found on page (http://www.bradblog.com/?p=8972) of your textbooks. If you’ll open them now, we can begin.
 
As we commence, we find lawyer-scribe Ernest Canning, another of these Dem-types trying to force a way into a movement he has little in common with, fielding comments upon an essay he penned, an article titled “Why OWS Must Become the Egalitarian Democracy it Seeks - Part II” (his use of the term ‘egalitarian’ is about to become a very revealing irony, please note as you continue to read). We’ll forego commenting upon the condescendingly didactic tone employed by Canning for the moment. We’ll likewise saunter by the fact that OWS wants nothing to do with Mr. Canning, his patron Brad Friedman, the patrons of both of them (the Democrats and Progressive Democrats of America), or any least shred of the Democratic apparatchiki in part or in whole. And the Democrats are sweating bullets to compromise the movement into its corrupt fold as it has Friedman and Canning - the latter rather amusingly proclaiming himself, behind the scenes, out of everyone’s earshot, to be an anarchist. Ya know how lawyers are. However, it’s precisely the mainstream Establishment and its not-so-very-well-disguised functionaries the young of America are more than tired of so early in life, well to the side of the children of the 60s and 70s following behind, the latter never much caring for quislings or their fell work in the first place. The entire OWS proposition, indeed, wants to dismantle all that and expose its factotums. Mr. Canning, then, in view of everything, is something of a self-contained parody.
 
Skipping the introductory horseshit – pardon, I meant ‘discussion’ – we skim down to the segment where that prick, bastard, son of a bitch Mark S. Tucker, me, has chosen to conduct an intervention on the diseased forum, writing in Comment #11:
 
“Hello again, Ern. Always enjoy your articles. The real problem here, though, as I have been at pains to point out in Veritas Vampirus through hundreds of issues, lies in linguistic ignorance…in this case in the incognition that 'democracy' and 'anarchy' are synonyms. They are, and not acknowledging that brings us our grief. I can't tell you how many self-proclaimed "anarchists" I've run across who, recessing their flavoring when operating in the public sphere, nonetheless shill for this republicanism we call, to put it in Hartmann's idiotology, 'small d democracy'. ANY form of representational government is republicanism, pure and simple (ironically, note my small 'r', as opposed to the Republicanism of the Republican Party, which is of course fascism). We live in a representational government and always have...save, of course, that it's now a fascism, which is the logical end point of republicanism but especially of Republicanism. Democracy means exactly what the term denotes: people rule, ALL people (there are no rhetorical or definitional limiters to the term). That's anarchy in its essence (and, as you know, I quibble with anarchists over their own splinters and thus label myself a 'meta-anarchist', a political philosophy populated by precisely 1). Until people come to use democracy in its proper meaning, it will remain an evanescent concept over which all and sundry bray and keen, to little if any avail, nothing more than sound, fury, and blather. Thus, 'small d democracy', 'representative democracy', 'indirect democracy' and all this baboon adjectivilization by Hartmann, Malloy, Rhodes & Co., Inc. LLC of the term only serve to illustrate the speakers' pertinent illiteracies and glaring philosophical shortcomings.
 
“More, it's a trifle amusing to see such adamancy to vote in a forum whose main drive has been exposure of the election frauds that have been so rampant for well over a decade, a colloquy that can only lead to a conclusion I've drawn that Brad's not terribly fond of: that all elections everywhere from top down and bottom up must be considered fraudulent when done electronically until proven otherwise. Guilty until proven innocent? Yew betchum, stellarly in a case like this. Worse, when we look at the Democrats and their record (anyone at all remember Richard Daley???), we see no end of paper vote enfraudations. In fact, our entire American history has been fraught with the problem. So…people who encourage to not vote are loons? To the contrary, we're just not Democrat-ick or Progressive Democrat-ick dupes nor bereft of a bent to logical extrapolation. We have no patrons we must answer to. We're the true democrat / anarchists. *That* is the problem here.
 
“And re: OWS, I love it, I'm in solidarity, but only for what it is, which is extremely limited. When it decides that at-home and global revolution are inevitable, then I'll pay much closer attention. Until then, it's still a very good thing, however…just exceedingly limited. Far as I'm concerned, any and all political agitation is self-justified, no matter its purview. Oh, and  if I may, I'd like to point out that your phrase 'egalitarian democracy' is a redundancy”.
 
This, it would seem, is calm, innocent, no? Ah, but it rankles nathless. Mr. Canning begins a veiled ad hominem in Comment #13:
 
“One of the problems I've always had with your linguistic purity arguments, Mark S. Tucker, is that you tend to make up your own definitions, and then lampoon anyone who does not use them precisely as you do. Let's take the word democracy’.
 
“Mark S. Tucker definition: Democracy means exactly what the term denotes: people rule, ALL people (there are no rhetorical or definitional limiters to the term). 
 
“Merriam-Webster definition a: government by the people, especially: rule of the majority; b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.
 
“Reference.com definition: government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
 
“Your entitled to your opinion, Mark Tucker. You're not entitled to your own definitions. Finally, the words ‘egalitarian democracy’ are not redundant. They are used to stress that even a political system that is structured for ‘rule by the people’ can be undercut by capitalist inequality. Indeed, Chomsky is critical of the current structure of U.S. ‘representative democracy [because it] is limited to the political sphere and in no serious way encroaches on the economic sphere’. It is my humble opinion that meaningful political democracy is not possible absent economic democracy --- hence the term ‘egalitarian democracy’.
 
“How's that for precision, Mark?”
 
Students, we have here an excellent study of Rhetoric encanted by a member of a chief practitioner class, a lawyer. Note that Mr. Canning makes the bizarre claim that the literal meaning of ‘democracy’ has somehow been twisted by me, though I have done nothing more than cite its exact etymological translation, the which no sane person would think to quibble over. It means what it says it does – people rule – and there is no rhetorical quantifier there (‘quasi-‘, ‘semi-‘, or any other affix). Therefore, by the most rudimentary logic available to all but Canning, it must mean ‘all people’. There is no second choice. Canning then proceeds to show two directly opposed meanings in Merriam, claiming the direct conflict twixt democratism and representative-ism (for lack of a better term) to somehow be magically sound. As Mr. Canning is fond of occasionally quoting Chomsky, an observation by the noted linguist becomes necessary here:
 
“It's not just the word 'democracy', it's [that] every word that is involved in the discussion of political affairs has two meanings. It has its literal meaning, [then] it has a meaning that's assigned to it for political warfare, for ideology, for doctrine. So, either we stop talking, or we try to use words in a sensible way”. - Noam Chomsky, "6 Questions for Noam Chomsky" (2011)
 
A man reputed for his wisdom, Mr. Chomsky appears to have been monitoring the Tucker / Canning exchange. His typifications are entirely on point. While I'm doing nothing more than demonstrating the glaring fallacy of imputing any form of republican representation (attend the difference twixt ‘republican’, the common noun, and ‘Republican’, the proper noun) to the term, Canning is insisting that the only too evident corruption of the word is the preferred state. He is, as Chomsky avers, assigning it a political warfare usage, an ideological perversion, a doctrinal insanity. Saltating in complicated tail-chasing, Canning ends his baffling exposition in a fleering snark that ends up having to be wiped from his own face. Not a good start, students, and you will profit through understanding where Canning’s complete lack of any facsimile of intelligence initiates a tack he will have to maintain in order not to appear a complete imbecile.
 
And he might not succeed.
 
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I’ve been asked, btw, how to defeat such illogic, such ridiculous self-excusals of timidity defaulting to support of the illness in question. Hell, that’s easy! I’ve run the cure several times in these pages. With such people, with those who rail against literalism (while extensively using it themselves – if you ever want to see someone quibble about exact meaning, watch a lawyer in court…so don’t fall for Canning’s pose of jes’ folks nonsense), you merely pose a question that puts the ball back in their court. Here’s how I’d present his own hypocrisy to Canning: “Hey, Ernie, let’s say I hire you for $10,000 to handle a case for me. You do so nicely, achieve my ends, and then present me with your invoice for that amount. I pay you $1,000. You look at me and remark, ‘Um, we agreed upon $10,000. This is $1,000’, to which I’d reply ‘C’mon, Ernie geez, you’re such a literalist. It’s just a zero. Take the thou, it’s all youre getting. Geez!”
 
Suddenly, Canning would turn into the most rabid exactician you ever ran across in your life. In a nanosecond, precision would matter.
 
It’s the exact argument I put before students when teaching English, Economics, and other subjects. It never fails to quiet down objections to demands upon precision. Shift the emphasis to money, and no one misses the point of exactitude and its virtues. Without fail, all get it, and I never hear another argument. It’s not that they can’t argue with me (though, um, they can’t), it’s that, once the point is really understood, consciousness changes…towards truth (Leftism). That’s what I’ve always considered to be the job of the true educator: not instilling ceaseless rote recitations of fact and “fact”, a mode which comes in handy every so often (times tables, Grammar definitions, etc.), but a process of inquiry and exchange. One of the first things I do when commencing lessons with a new student, something that would horrify Friedman and Canning, is I hasten tell students flat out not only that they can argue any point I present but that I encourage it and respect those who do not sit quietly in the face of that with which they do not agree or can’t quite reconcile to their understanding. I even trap them a few times when I know they’re just passively accepting what I say. I pose a false fact and then ask “Do you think this is so?” until they engage, now **participating** in their education instead of just accepting what an adult puts on them. The proof of the pudding is in the eating: my record of getting students into AP and Honors classes in Language Arts and Humanities was unparalleled in SoCal, so far as any could discern, when I was tutoring high schoolers.
 
Same with “my” definition of ‘democracy’ – you know, the one the dictionary carries that I somehow created thousands of years ago according to Canning. 8-year olds, 12-year olds, 17-year olds, 23-year olds understand completely when you pose how Republican the idea of representative-based “democracy” is. They begin to see why exactitude is such a valuable trait, every one of them now beginning to question their textbooks. Kids take to truth quite well in a very short time when not being unendingly chivied, lobbied, and lied to by Rightist and “Left” accommodationist loons. Ah, but not Ernest Canning, not Brad Freidman. What the young spark to quickly, they don’t get at all. Interesting, when you think about it. Friedman argues ceaselessly – long, well, and hard – re: how fucked up the election system is, yet cannot for a moment understand that its very corruption roots in the capitalism he so lubriciously dotes upon or the representative-ism Canning worships (I surmise Friedman does as well), the two forces without which there would be no need to corrupt the vote, money and power the alpha and omega of capitalism, representative-ism the schematic by which it’s achieved, by which wealth purchases all the levers in the society. We on the Left see it clearly, while such as Friedman and Canning rush about perplexed, outraged, indignant, frantic, caterwauling, never once able to look beyond the indoctrination through which The Masters formed them.
 
Sad, problematic, but until they wake up, an event that may never occur as their self-imposed temporizations are willful, it’s actually quite easy to knock the stuffings out of their accommodationism. Just transfer the argument to a platform they can’t evade, one they have no desire to refute, too close to their reality (money). Don’t worry about whether they admit to the result or not. The moment they falter, pause, fall silent, change the subject, attack, you know you have them. You saw it in my on-air tet with Friedman, and even he no longer maintains pretenses in this regard. How they may appeal to lookers-on, herd grooming and consensus being prime modes in BradBlog’s commentaristic ventures, is irrelevant. Now you have a yardstick by which to measure what you once thought was ignorance but here know is deviousness. There’s a chasm of difference between the two. All you need note is that it exists and not mistake one for the other. Confusion on the matter, this auteuring of nonsense for “deeply held belief”, is a prime tactic used in the “Left”. It’s what the Right exists on 24/7/365 but what the “Left” trots out whenever you approach its sacred Rightist oxen. If you can begin to tear down its sympathies thuswise, you threaten its existence. That’s the point.
 
So, sure, representive-ism is ‘democracy’; yep, it sure is. More, boyee, there can be no heretical questioning of the fact that the dictionary presents diametrically opposed situations as definition….I mean, it’s the dictionary! It’s incorruptible! Just like the Bible! 
 
Yeah, just like the Bible. And, hey, Rush is on right now. Let’s tune him in, shall we?
 
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NEXT: More.
 
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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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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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the Leftist defined

"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."

I love the aesthetic of this handy little yardstick. The choice of the word "conviction" especially. Laughed but almost cried at the very thought of applying this to anyone in the MSM, those silly little gatekeepers. 

 

I agree

I have not understood at all why the occupy cafe went so belly up on the election boycott.  At first it seemed they embraced the idea then the whole incredible conversation went astray with discrediting the rationale but then personally attacking Folkie.  I did not understand how or why it went so south except that for some people when they can not argue intelligently, they attack.  :(

You know...VV lists some of these left people..like Maddow and so on..and I just posted in that other post about my being left of Ghandi..but I do not consider myself to be even close to Maddow.  I don't get it.  Or maybe better stated...I don't trust any part of the media.  The mere fact that Maddow spews "left" ideology on MSM...to me...its a contradiction. Double speak. 

I look at the little dot on the "political quadrant" that I am...and I guess I probably really fall into the anarchist catagory, except that it is not even listed as a catagory.  And,  are lines straight or do they curve?  If I get lost, it seems I walk a straight line but I end up at the same place, so I walked a circle.  If the quadrant expands...is there a curvature like the earth is curved..is the universe curved...so really...again...I have over thought...leading me back to that place..where I just do not know.  Except I know I'm right.  HA!

And..I know that I am not an authoritarian.  :)

 

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