Veritas Vampirus - by Mark S. Tucker (this issue mentions folkie)
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,
“Have pen, will poison.”
ASKING THE UNASKABLE AND SAYING THE UNSAYABLE.
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (<-- The V.V. formula for analysis of the Right and of fake Lefties.)
While it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people...it is true that most stupid people are conservative. - John Stuart Mill -
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. - Robert F. Kennedy -
Social-lites receive awards from groups because of their activism; Socialists get expelled from groups because of their activism. - Mike Alewitz -
Up yours. Up mine. But, up everybody's? That takes time! - 10CC -
The German Conservative Party is to the left of the American Democratic Party. - Steven Hill -
Truth offends worse than falsehood. - Jack Vance -
I'm on the right side with the wrong people. - Ian Masters -
All I have is a voice / To undo the folded lie. - W.H. Auden -
Everyone lies. - Gregory House -
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: Part 2 of "Realms Anciens".
The ends don't justify the means, they dictate them. - The MiSFiT -
Here are links to some of my last-few-months CD reviews on the FAME website:
Roy Trevino - Roy Trevino
Dark Chocolate - Caper: From the Canyons of Big Sur
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.
NEXT: Back to BradBlog, Friedman, Canning, and The Lasagna.
The priest tight-fisted with his money and the philosopher tight-fisted with his discoveries are both stealing from the poor. What is more, I think discoveries are only valuable and secure when they circulate among the general mass of people; I am impatient to take them there. -Diderot-
...you will learn a little of its nature. You'll feel the rot of it, the leprosy that will not be stamped out, and you'll see that its face is always respectability. - R.A. Lafferty -
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Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
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