Where did the 11 million missing voters go? - by Mark S. Tucker

In the last part of this issue of Veritas Vampirus, Mark S. Tucker asks a very significant question.

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 #779   MARCH 2013 
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector, meta-anarchist
“Have brain, will use; have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, REMOVING THE "LEFT'S" ARTIFACTS. 
 
THE V.V. MISSION STATEMENT!!!: Fuck mission statements.
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (The V.V. recipe for consuming conservative and "Left" radio.)
 
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
 
You can lead a liberal to knowledge, but you can't make him think.
 
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 / The MiSFiT (updated - 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
 
The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live. - Nisargadatta Maharaj 
 
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you. If you really make them think, they'll hate you. - P.T. Barnum
 
You read 100 good reviews and 1 bad one, and the bad one always seems to make more sense. - Johnny of Radiohead
 
History is on our side but not time. - Malik Sekou Osei
 
We are Anonymous. We are legion. We don't forgive. We don't forget. United as one, divided by zero, expect us.
 
Veritas Vampirus' patron saints: Sarasvati & Ikkyu
 
...I guess I'm just an annoying guy. - Bill Hicks
 
For in much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Ecclesiastes 1:18
 
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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 storySorry.
 
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THIS  ISSUE: Where did the 11 million missing voters go? Cynical minds want to know.
 
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Here are links to some of my CD reviews on the FAME website:
 

 

 

Various Artists - God Didn't Choose Sides, Vol. 1

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08517.htm

 

Boyd Lee Dunlop - The Lake Reflections

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08514.htm

 

Al Thompson Jr. - City Mainstream

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08513.htm

 

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I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. -Janeane Garofalo
 
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A GLANCE BACK AT VOTING AND OTHER “LEFTISMS”:
WELCOME TO BABBLE-ON – Pt. 2
Zombie Infauxtainers, Capitalist Media, Pseudo-Rebels, and other Flora:
You Listened to ‘Em, You Voted with ‘Em, Now Live among ‘Em
by Mark S. Tucker
 
The great enemy of the truth, is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the MYTH, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - JFK
 
 
 
It’s documented that, though AirAm became the fastest growing network in modern radio history, that generalization is actually more than a little misleading when it comes to real numbers. The station saw its listenership increase from an extraordinarily pitiful 120,000 at 2004 inception to a slightly less ridiculous 400,000 within three months, later reaching a 2.137 million/week peak in 2005, a number that remained constant (that’s what we’re told, anyway). If that sounds even vaguely impressive, look at it again, then take another gander at Limbaugh’s disputed stats. The truth of the matter is that ALL the “Lefties” combined were lucky to get, even if we take Limbaugh down to +/- 10 mil for his audience, one-fifththe listeners Rush Limbaugh alone effortlessly mustered. Alone. No one else. Solo. Five “Lefty” gabbleheads couldn’t equal one fat shitheel Rightie. Embarassing. This reality clawed at the “Left” every day of its air-life, still does, and I suspect its partisans will now go ballistic as I unveil this otherwise hidden datum...or remain dead silent, as is their more familiar custom. This is the first time it’s ever been brought out into the light despite the fact that it was relatively easy to uncover (which is a further nudge to prospective writer/bloggers out there: join me in this gig, it’s easier than it looks).
 
The “Left” venues have long known it: BuzzFlashTruthOutOpEdNews.comFiredoglakeDaily Kos, all of ‘em, but the reality has been a taboo subject kept well under wraps, damaging to PR, branding, and the illusion necessary to the accommodationist "Left" remaining even peripherally vital. In all truth, Air America was a fucking mess from start to finish. Everyone knew it early on, the diaspora'ed remnants now mutteringly quasi-admitting it every so often in fits of pique. My articles in OpEdNews threatened the initial conspiracy of silence, and the later disintegration and outfall were as I’ve shown, but, as we further inspect Drobny, you’ll find you’ve been lied to a bit more than usual there as well, most often through ever more silence. 
 
First of all, he was well known as an eccentric, normally a good thing but that external claim of eccentricity arose through what has been typified as “well-known LaRouchian sympathies”. Yeah, it’s that munghole Brian Maloney saying so:
 
 
…so take it with a house-sized grain of salt…and with good reason. Struat.com tugged on the fishing line Maloney was using, answering it in a not terribly well-informed nor very well written but quite helpful rebuttal:
 
“… helping finance the Nazis…was fairly common for American industrialists to do pre-WWII, and there was a decent amount of pro-Nazi and anti-Communist sentiment in the throngs of ‘isolationist’ mindsets, so what? Did you hear the one about Prescott Bush helping finance the Nazis after it was illegal to do so? True? I don’t know. It pops up in the mainstream press from time to time (and yes, even past the liberal “Guardian” newspaper) and is the topic of conspiracy theorists throughout the world ever since the name “Bush” became synonymous with “the Establishment” of our government. (“New World Order” indeedy). So, um…apparently because the founder of Air America Radio buys into the concept and because it is shared and brought forward by Lyndon LaRouche, the founder of Air America is a Lyndon LaRouche Sympathizer? Actually, the reason given here is that Sheldon Drobny cited a Lyndon LaRouche sympathizer for an editorial he once wrote. Which, I guess, would make Sheldon Drobny a Lyndon LaRouche sympathizer sympathizer. May the buyer beware.
 
“There’s a short book he wrote entitled Road to Air America, and he devotes space to this little controversy, and tosses in a couple of mainstream news articles about the “Prescott Bush” phenomenon. More interestingly than a supposed (and false) admiration for Mr. LaRouche is the historical political figure that Drobny is an admirer of: Henry Wallace (and, yes, Drobny provides a “conspiracy theory” on how the political bosses thumped the Democratic Party masses from nominating Wallace for vice president instead of their pick, Harry Truman, at the 1944 nominating convention)”.
 
Here’s the link:
 
 
…and there are a few interesting factoids in those words, but remember: we’re in the age of Omissive Bernaysianism and what’s not said is more important than what is, though this is a case of just enough having been said to discover what’s being 86ed. See that reference to Henry Wallace? It’s meant to paint Drobny as a pinko, a com-symp, a fellow traveler, which, given Drob’s mania for capitalism, is kinda lame. But yes, it’s thatHenry Wallace, the same one recently trotted out by AlterNet and a few other sources in relation to some recent minor scandal, the croaked gentleman’s name handy for imputing Leftness of some undefined sort, but there’s a side to Wallace the “Left” carefully edits into the Phantom Zone when referring to him, and this much avoided tidbit shovels acres of doubt on his “communism”. 
 
Wallace was a fierce Zionist and a maniacal advocate of taking land from the Palestinians and Arabs and giving it to the Jews arriving in the area, into the forming Israel. Part of the argument against the incoming theocracy was the fact that the land couldn’t support such influx and was in fact already overcrowded. Wallace wasn’t having truck with any bosh composed merely of facts, wanting to pack as many newcomers as possible into Israel (makes sense on a practical level: numbers help ensure survival), so he assigned functionary Walter C. Lowdermilk to “discover” a “truth” he, Wallace, had made up. Lowdermilk did so, reporting back that the soil in the region was such that “innovative farming methods” would somehow miraculously provide the ability to support the exact posited 4 million additions.
 
As Chomsky's so fond of saying, you might want to take a look at that. “Innovative farming methods” is Rhetoric. It means absolutely nothing. Whatever innovation might have been possible, it would’ve been discovered long ago, as the Palestinians and others were quite the farmers. In fact, their ministrations had created what was known world-wide as an Eden, a favorite vacation spot cited as “wondrous”, one of the globe’s wonders, so, yeah, we can see why that location might’ve been pretty desirable in any contemplated takeover, not for any implementation of radical agriculture but to steal the utopia or trample it under foot. What was accomplished worked precisely the latter, making the zone a barracks state and wasteland. So much for “innovative farming”. There was in fact no such innovation to be had, nor had it ever been intended.
 
Wallace had germinated the idea while Secretary of Agriculture for Roosevelt in the 30s, quizzically dispatching Lowdermilk on a mutli-nation tour to examine soil conditions in various countries. That alone was bizarre. Wallace was, after all, the American agriculture minister and our aggie science, even with dust bowl problems, was the equal of anyone’s in the world, us fully aware of what conditions were right here at home, so why an emissary to look at soil elsewhere? Whatever we mightn't
 doing, we could always reference in our vast libraries of info. Lowdermilk, though, soon arrived at something that made everyone scratch their heads, claiming the Negev Desert could be turned into a paradise, a land of plenty. More than a few suspected this fairy tale was the entire reason for L’s dispatch and the whole point of Wallace’s intent.
 
For that echo service, Wallace cynically called Lowdermilk “the most complete Zionist convert anyone could ask for,” a very strange ideation; Lowdermilk was, after all, just under orders. Wallace was a Protestant and purportedly a devout Christian though increasingly experimental and seemingly a genre-apostate after reading William James’ The Variety of Religious Experience. He was also a 32nd degree Freemason, not Jewish as some have mis-attributed, and thus his apostasy is rather clouded re: that alone. Too, apparently his “devoutness” invoked a high interest in bloodshed (I keep looking for Jesus’ call to butchery and barbarism but have yet to locate it, perhaps a reader can call my attention to that section of the Bible) and was a huge fan of terrorists David Ben-Gurion and Irgun Zvai Leumi underground chief Menachim Begin, both of whom he met in order to express support for their horrific blood-soaked work. Well, by that time, Wallace was veep, and this sort of loose cannon activity prompted FDR to can his ass and insert Harry Truman, something heavily censored in school texts and too many adult history tomes. 
 
Wallace’s so-called Zionism was then seen for what it was, a cynical move to garner the Jewish vote in prep for when he made his move, now in an independent Progressive Party campaign. Hank’s aspirations to take over the top slot prompted more than a few nasty snipes at his top competitor, including, when Truman supported an arms embargo to Israel, claiming that the Big T was “playing politics with the lives of the people of Israel” and that “Jewish blood lies on the hands of Mr. Truman”, etc., the usual schoolyard nonsense with the expected Rhetoric: lives and blood. Wallace was fear-mongering, taking cues from Ben-Gurion and Begin, but it was a good political tactic and nearly cost Truman the presidency. Most Jews, on the other hand, especially the communist and socialist sector, weren’t going for Wallace's self-serving nonsense. Still, Truman received only 55% of the Jewish vote in the key New York state, and that was both unsettling and telling.
 
Now, how all that figures into Drobny, his admiration for Wallace, and his chaotic radio venture is up for conjecture, but there’s little if anything to admire in the back story, and one must ponder the implications of The Drob’s affinity, wondering if it informed the overall AirAm mess somehow. Was he a Sheldon Adelson in “Left” camouflage?...'cause we saw what became of Adelson’s gambits. Whatever the case, after hand-picked front office parasites Brutused the poor bastard in his own AAR crib – he and cadre'd been lying about finances for years, so the scenario was much in need of obfuscation - he went on to criticize his own creation in HuffPo, attempting to gain a measure of revenge on the quislings while washing blood from his hands. AirAm had toppled and was being bid upon, Drob attacking fellow “Left” reptile Mark Green, who succeeded in obtaining the venue, Shelly’s plaints trampled underfoot. He wasn’t done, though.
 
AirAm not having been sufficiently disastrous, Drobny went on to form Nova M, a gambit that made AAR look like a product of Solomon. After less than a year, NM was already bankrupt with Drobny named in a major legal suit. He quickly became mentally unstable, attempted suicide, and was hospitalized with a watch posted. Did you hear about that on “Left” radio? I mean, it’s pretty damned big news, right? Yet not a peep. At first the whole thing seemed difficult to verify, and, to this moment, “Left” infauxtainers refuse to speak to the matter, denying it heatedly should any caller manage to blurt out particulars over the air, but, unfortunately for the “Left”iverse, Sheldon’s wife Anita spoke to Stephen Lemons and rhetorically admitted it was all too true.
 
On 2/17/09, Lemons wrote that he spoke directly “to a weepy Anita Drobny…[and] [s]he would not confirm the rumors about her hubby's suicide attempt, though she did give a non-denial denial on it. ‘My husband had a breakdown, that's the most correct thing I can say,’ she sobbed. ‘A breakdown from all the radio stuff’.” Not enough? Okay, then here’s Randi Rhodes’ lawyer’s, John Gaulin’s, words: “We saw this coming, but are most saddened by the tragic news regarding Sheldon Drobny”. Granted, Lemon was quoting from jackwad Maloney and his blog The Equalizer, but the “Left” never, then or now, refuted any of the claims in any of this. Nor did Shelly. Nor did Anita. There’s a reason for that. Interestingly, extending the benefit of the doubt re: the growing blot on the Drobnys’ name, Lemon asked his audience rhetorically “…are the Drobnys really the heavies everyone's portraying them to be, or is there a secret villain lurking in the wings, probably with an eyepatch and a fake leg?” It’s all right here:
 
 
…along with data that the Drobnys, as they’d previously done with AirAm personnel, weren’t paying the wages owed Nova M hosts and that John Manzo of Randi Rhodes fame was suing. Try as I might, though, I can’t seem to locate the ‘god beyond God’, that missing eyepatched mysterioso Lemon conjectures in the Drobnys’ case. Lemon at least ventured a semi-speculation, but the “Left” to this day has observed dead silence, a damning posture though not unexpected. Perhaps a V.V. audient, as the readership numbers quite a few industry people, will be kind enough to drop me a hint so I can winnow out the climax to this drama.
 
But we turn now to Barack Obama, particulars of whose case tangentially parallel AirAmerica’s and the Drobnys’ in more than one respect, providing a leading-edge milemarker now graven in stone, a sigil arising from an unexpected quarter presently feverishly covered over by the “Left” and, quite curiously, by the Right as well. It’s this: 11 million voters mindfully stayed home during the last Presidential race, did not vote despite shrill exhortations from all sides to do so. They gave the finger to the process. 
 
11 million voters. 
 
Let me say that again, a little more emphatically: 11…MILLION…VOTERS
 
Didja catch the noun properly? I’m not talking about just ‘people’, I’m referring to ‘voters’. Every one of them had voted previously, all 11 mil, and this lightning swift dearth had never ever happened in this fashion to this degree in this country ever. Ever. Though they avoid the subject like the plague, the "Left" and the Right fully understand what occurred in that instance and are sweating like pigs over it ’cause what’s goin’ down on the “Left” is also happening on the Right, which, in the latest Obama Drama, suffered reductions as well, just not so dramatically. I'll tell you, though, why the voter abstention is occurring.
 
It’s because of you and me. This is why I publish V.V. and why others put forth their rags - to slowly effect a shift in consciousness away from the hideously Jurassic modes of the entire capitalism-choked political landscape. Note the adverb: “slowly”. Nothing significant will happen until we’re successful enough to nudge everything to the 25% critical threshold Thomas Paine achieved, but this 11 million figure is a direct result of our efforts. That’s why the “Left” is dead silent on it, why Brad Friedman and BradBlog, pretty much the voting watchdog of the “Left”, censor the fact in various ways, and why I’ve been urging kindred writers to keep the fight up despite malaise and frustration, the sense that it’s all a waste, hopeless. It’s not, it just takes time, and our most telling milestone is in that deafeningly silent figure. We are succeeding, it’s just that many of us, most in fact, don’t know it, and if we don’t keep at it…well, the alternative is just too hideous to think upon anyway.
 
This gone-missing event, the earthquake departure of 11 mil is EXTREMELY important and was even foreseen in Dem and PDA circles, which is why the entire radio and print “Left” was not long ago running around in circles advocating for a monster, the bloody-handed treasonous war criminal and bankster abettor Barack '
George Bush III' 
Obama. They knew that ‘ere long - which is to say: very soon - someone was going to notice the tide going out. The rate of desertion was just too big to keep soft peddling. They were terrified (have ya noticed that’s the verb of choice lately?, that ‘terrified’?; there’s a reason for it, it roots in Chomsky), and we are the X factor they don’t want to address, but there was a coinciding element both sides of the equation weren’t noting beyond even that: the true Left, the Marxists, Communists, Trotskyites, anarchists, and etc. 
 
It wasn’t doing so hot either.
 
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NEXT: Pt. 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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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.
 

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

* William Bowles and his UK socialist website: http://williambowles.info

* Environmentalist Joey Racano's Earth Source Media: http://www.EarthSourceMedia.org

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

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

* The Weekly Spin, an 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

* World Socialist Website - www.wsws.org/

* Pink Scare - http://pink-scare.blogspot.com/

* InfoWars - www.infowars.com

* BradBlog.com - Brad Friedman's election fraud, and troll, blog - www.bradblog.com/

* Liberator - from Black Commie Bastards USA (Malik Sekou Osei and William Powell), a post-post-modern revolutionary Marxistic site: http://liberator21.blogspot.com/

* Rustbelt Radical - http://www.rustbeltradical.wordpress.com/

* Dennis Perrin - http://www.dennisperrin.blogspot.com/
 
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Mark S. Tucker is a writer, editor, graphic artist, Commercial Jetliner Systems Analyst (747), martial arts quasi-trainer, paralegal, and holistic medicine interne-practitioner, among myriad other pursuits. He’s been published nationally in i/e, Progression, Expose, Sound Choice, E/I (founding co-editor), OPtion, Signal to Noise, Camera Obscura, and other magazines. On the Net, he intermittently critiques music and conducts musician interviews for Perfect Sound Forever and reviews CDs for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange (FAME) and The Buzz About. As well as being a decade-long past member of Rowrbrazzle, a cartoonists / animators / writers society, he was also published at OpEdNews.com - a sickness, granted, but he’s now better, though his 116 articles there were destroyed by the publisher, Rightie-in-hiding Rob Kall. Nonetheless, thousands of his articles and reviews have appeared over the last two decades, often formulated to piss someone off..........you, perhaps?
 
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More V.V. on the 11 Million Missing Voters

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 #781   MARCH 2013 
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector, meta-anarchist
“Have brain, will use; have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, REMOVING THE "LEFT'S" ARTIFACTS. 
 
THE V.V. MISSION STATEMENT!!!: Fuck mission statements.
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (The V.V. recipe for consuming conservative and "Left" radio.)
 
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
 
You can lead a liberal to knowledge, but you can't make him think.
 
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 / The MiSFiT (updated - 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
 
The search for Reality is the most dangerous of all undertakings, for it destroys the world in which you live. - Nisargadatta Maharaj 
 
If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you. If you really make them think, they'll hate you. - P.T. Barnum
 
You read 100 good reviews and 1 bad one, and the bad one always seems to make more sense. - Johnny of Radiohead
 
History is on our side but not time. - Malik Sekou Osei
 
We are Anonymous. We are legion. We don't forgive. We don't forget. United as one, divided by zero, expect us.
 
Veritas Vampirus' patron saints: Sarasvati & Ikkyu
 
...I guess I'm just an annoying guy. - Bill Hicks
 
For in much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Ecclesiastes 1:18
 
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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 storySorry.
 
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THIS  ISSUE: I'm still stunned: 11 million American voters told the system and its advocates to go fuck themselves. Maybe there's hope after all.
 
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Here are links to some of my recent-ish reviews on the FAME website:
 

Charles 'CD' Davis and Friends - 24 Hour Blues

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08538.htm

 

George Kilby Jr. - Six Pack 

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08525.htm

 

Trout Steak Revival - Flight

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08467.htm

 

Myshkin's Ruby Warblers - That Diamond Lust

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08438.htm

 

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A man's reach should exceed his grasp. - Robt. Browning
 
Let our teaching be full of ideas; hitherto, it has been stuffed only with facts. - Anatole France
 
Jurors are not the 'triers of fact' and never have been; they are the objects of persuasion. - The MiSFiT
 
Fame 
is a whore, and only the foolish court her. - The MiSFiT
 
The only time I was ever censored in my entire career was on Pacifica…both times. - Gary Null, 5/23/12, on Roy Tuckman’s Something’s Happening (Roy said absolutely nothing; with friends like that, who needs enemies?)
 
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A GLANCE BACK AT VOTING AND OTHER “LEFTISMS”: 
WELCOME TO BABBLE-ON – Pt. 4
Zombie Infauxtainers, Capitalist Media, Pseudo-Rebels, and other Flora:
You Listened to ‘Em, You Voted With ‘Em, Now Live among ‘Em
by Mark S. Tucker
 
Still reading from Wikipedia, we find that:
 
"On August 5, 2011, Barr appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and announced her candidacy for president in the 2012 presidential election, running on the ‘Green Tea Party’ ticket. Her candidacy mixes attention to economics, personal health, and meditation. She also said that she is running for Prime Minister of Israel. In an interview with the The Forward she invoked tikkun olam in her support of bringing women into politics and religion. On September 19, 2011 she appeared at the Occupy Wall Street protests and spoke in support of the protestors. She further stated that any ‘guilty’ Wall Street bankers should be forced to give up any income over $100 million, be sent to re-education camps, or be executed by beheading if they resisted.
 
"Barr filed with the Federal Election Commission as a Green Party presidential candidate in January 2012. She formally announced her candidacy for the party's 2012 presidential nomination on February 2, 2012. On July 14, 2012, Barr came in second, losing the nomination to Jill Stein. Stein chose Cheri Honkala as her running-mate despite suggestions that she could possibly have chosen Barr. Barr was given a prime speaking role at the Green Party National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland, but decided to instead send a surrogate (Farheen Hakeem) to speak on her behalf. Barr's surrogate reportedly chided the Party for not respecting Barr's candidacy. A shouting match in a hallway reportedly ensued.
 
"Shortly after losing the Green Party nomination, Barr announced she would run on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket with activist Cindy Sheehan as a running mate. On August 4, 2012, Barr won the 2012 presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party. Barr has repeatedly criticized Jill Stein since losing the Green Party nomination, including causing controversy over using alleged transphobic words in statements about Stein on Twitter. Barr finished her campaign with nearly 50,000 votes nationwide, placing sixth overall with considerably less than one-tenth of 1% of the popular vote; Stein placed far ahead of her in fourth place with roughly 3% of the popular vote."
 
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Given the above, well, sweet Christ, where do I start? With the gawdawful choice of sobriquet for the “Green Tea Party” or any of a thousand other items? The only immediate personal comparative I can summon is David Ickes, though I really think I needn't comment at all…but will. Roseanne’s a bigot (re: men, the transgendered, etc.) and a religious fundamentalist. Besides ideations of goddess-ship, and Xerxes only knows we wouldn’t have seen Barr’s lard ass on Greek, Roman, or Pompeiian vases, how much more Jewish can you get than kaballah and how much more Xian than a belief in Satan?…and since when did the definition of ‘satanic’ refer to anti-Jewish sentiment regarding Zion? I think Milton, Dante, and the Bible itself would have something to say about that. What dictionary was she reading? Webster’s Third New International, Randi Rhodes edition ? Roseanne, f’gawdsakes, pick up at least a few comic books; ramp up your literacy level. To have been indoctrinated in not one but two psychotic delusions, not just Judaism but also the most extremely bizarre Christianity available, Mormonism? Lord, what kind of scars did that leave? More, she can’t pick a mate to save her life and appears to have, over her lifetime, waxed cyclically deranged to one degree or another after that nasty youthful brain trauma. 
 
The incident where she accused her parents of incest is about as low as a human being who isn’t a serial killer or rapist can go. It’s a tag one never lays on anyone EVER unless it’s 100% true, being about the most vicious set of words possible to place on another human being. Racial derogations are simplest boneheaderies compared to the sheer brutality of falsely uttering ‘child molester’. The implication here isn’t just a matter of, say, of-age cousins having sex but, now that we know Barr’s history, can only mean child molestation. That she later revealed the alleged monstrous act was made while wallowing in pharmaceutical psychotropics (less kind persons than my angelic self have hazarded there were likely oceans of booze and various illicit drugs consumed at the time as well; impossible to verify but, if so, wouldn’t be the first Hollywood figure thus addicted) as the latest husband was wising up and getting ready to hit the road. That she never came clean in penance, revealing whatever it was she was referring re: her parents, employing rhetorical weaselry instead, is breathtaking, so quintessentially and reptilianly Republican that it stuns the imagination. One dreads to think how many people Barr has ruined or deeply wounded in other ravening psychotisms.
 
That dead-last turnout in the presidential election, though, is indicative of the general public’s regard of Roseanne. When she could be carefully producted by professional flak agencies and handlers, when her tantrums and psychotisms were vended as fashionable artiste rebellion, she was safe, but once she stepped away from that, she was in trouble, and the self-immolation inflicted while debating Stein is clear evidence, to my and others’ minds, that she’s been this way every single day of her life. The woman’s still marketable, as a smallish tenure in the ‘00s attests, but that ironically titled 2011 Roseanne’s Nuts, about life on her Hawaiian macadamia farm (er, real tough to try to figure out why Hollywood moneymen weren’t wowed by that,hm?), went straight into the toilet. Quelle bore. Then, in 2011, 20th Century Fox proposed a new sitcom, Downwardly Mobile (and, Christ, haven't had enough of multi-multi-multi-multi-multi-millionaires posing as jes' folks even yet?)…and immediately cancelled it. Barr cites her “radical” politics as the reason, but I’ve heard from insiders she was psychotically impossible to work with. Wouldn’t have been the first time, won’t be the last…though I’m probably wrong on that. Her day is clearly over.
 
Roseanne’s history is studded with spectacular hypocrisies: she launches on transexuals while herself multiply undergoing the knife in plastic surgery - otherwise a goddess, or so she claims, completely at ease with her obesity…which seems to have generated the gigantic ‘goddess’ overcompensation. She likes to be seen as a health expert eschewing non-natural substances while getting tummy tucks rather than losing weight naturally. Curtailing one’s diet, exercising, and such things seem never to have occurred to Barr. Are we witnessing another Rosie O’Donnell here, another Olympian–level hypocrite? Barr’s a strange brand of feminist and, one dislikes to use this term but it is appropriate here, a heterosexual misandrist…and serial connubialist. You may have noticed on KPFK and elsewhere, she indexed herself in with Friedman et al in trying to stake out territory in OWS as well…despite the fact she’s been a card-carrying member of the 1% for decades, the very person OWS declaims but who, being a “Leftie”, imagines she can schmooze her way past. As with the cognizance of the histories of Hartmann and her radio compeers, OWS wasn’t ignorant of any of that and, following polite applause, ignored her. 
 
Barr very much embraces the voting system, having attempted to get into government thereby, but many youthful Occupiers aren’t voters and were among the 11 million absentors, their motivations only minutely due to WSW and other non-Right data sources. I know this because I asked, and only a rare few had read any Marxist or similar materials on websites or elsewhere. The reason for this non-consumption of Leftist theory paralleled what Brad Friedman (KPFK straddle horse), Alan Minsky (KPFK spokeshole), Roy Tuckman (KPFK time-baron), Eben Rey (KPFK madwoman), and others were discovering: OWS and upcoming generations aren’t reflecting any of the self-idolatry the “Left” had been fueling itself on for decades, the generated illusion of “radicality” while embracing capitalism and various Right appurtenances (religion, etc.). In fact, Gens X, Y, Z, and LMNOP for the most part were baffled, caught flatfooted, whenever you brought up names of relative heavy-hitters like ‘Mike Malloy’, ‘Randi Rhodes’, ‘Rachel Maddow’, ‘Thom Hartmann’, ‘Ed Schultz’, and so on, identities lost on them. At best, one or two monikers might seem familiar but were only laughed at, ‘cause the kids got it, and OWS showed it: their parents’ generations were just attaching themselves to more of the same under a different name, what Malik Osei refers to as the ongoing massive PR gambit that’s “Left in form, Right in character”. The kids weren’t buying it. At all.
 
Danny O’Keefe had seen it decades earlier in a song titled “The Runaway” off the aptly nomenclatured American Roulette LP: “We're a nation of strangers / And most of us blind / Our children will lead us / Or leave us behind / When they run away”. That is, he saw the essence of the 60s would be a recurring, not a stand-alone, event. It’s happening again right now, but we, the later generations among the 99%, haven’t an inkling. I’ve been in a unique position in that regard, dealing with it, as said, first-hand daily as a tutor. I watched as what in the 60s and 70s had been rebellion turned into anomie among the offspring of the post-hippies and well-heeled alike as conditions changed - conditions we, their parents’generation, had foisted on them. Luckily, I’ve been successful in advising a lot of the young to abandon the “Left” / Right paradigm entirely and think about bringing on a new Humanism, something neither political side wants to acknowledge any more than they desire to practice the Jesus fanaticism or tikkun olam hypocrisies. Humanism, on the other hand, is a true Left position… absent even from the bulk of the modern Left itself, I’m sorry to say. 
 
I don’t have to push too damn hard on this, as, unknown to us, rising generations are already doing just that. Have you noticed how, once the violence, false glamour, and perceived opportunisms of OWS departed, so did the “Left” machinery? Ya prolly din’t, but, every time I suggest the phenomenon in any of the few social gatherings I attend, it tends to arrest conversation, the verity of the claim sneaking up behind, sinking in. I’ve been doing that a lot lately, dropping science within my own dumb-assed, puffed-up, baboon generation (Baby Boomers), and the outcome’s always the same: everyone goes white as death for a moment before stammering back to life, fleeing the subject. It’s not a popular item, but exactly that sort of short sharp shock is what’s been motivating some of us, goading you and me to navigate different rivers rather than shoulder the pantload stinking up traditional shores. 
 
We, and damned few of us, are flipping the bird to all sides of the Establishment - Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Tea Partiers, Greens, "Progressive" Democrats, "velvet (chortle!) revolutionaries", "progressives", "liberals", etc. – instead talking to friends and neighbors, asking the old Marxist question “What’s to be done?” even when we don’t know we’re echoing trad sentiment. We're denying the Right and the “Left” their entry points: our ears and eyes. And it’s you and me abandoning those who abandoned us and our children, who joined the snookered game of diversely producting the same damned thing: Republo-Democratic capitalist oligarchism. 
 
This abandonment is being seen everywhere on the “Left”. Here in L.A., KPFK’s now able to claim the glorious prize of being dead last in the radio ratings, 50th place in a locale of 50 stations, so unprincipled has it become. The national Progressive Democrats of America located one of their cabal nests among the SoCal rich and has utterly failed to get off the ground, crashed and burned even just in singing to their own hypertrophied choir, an empty suit among New Age airheads. In one example among many, the Great Minds lecture / book-flog series conducted in hoity-toit homes in Beverly Hills and environs has been little more than the “Left” bourgeoisie and its hoarse rapidly aging cheerleaders indemnifying one another’s glossed guilt, nervously glancing about between sips of champagne and hushed-up investments in munitions. The events have seen the same tired harassed attendees time after time after time. The meeting sites have in fact all been carefully arranged and RSVPed in such fashion that the untidy inner city populations hadn’t a hope of gaining entry at any point. The whole thing’s been collapsing for a couple of years in spirit if not entirely in manifestation, and the alternative, the PDA’s office-running candidates have either been utterly rejected (Marcy Winograd, etc.) or have rejected the PDA, stabbed ‘em in the back once in office (Debra Bowen, etc.). Its blue-dog Dem allies and compeers (Jane Harman, etc.) laugh at the whole pathetic contretemps. Its devices, the “Progressive” Caucus and such, are standing jokes in D.C. and around the country. Impressive? But let’s get back to Barack and his butt buddies.
 
During the 2012 campaign, we heard PDA point man Brad Friedman confusing the voting issue ten ways from Sunday, leaping back and forth on both sides before ambling on to erect a dozen new fences, his usual m.o. It was baddy-bad, said Braddy Brad, to not vote, dammit!…until he got pilloried by a tsunami wave of callers, and then it became okay because, new card turned face up, you were, er, allowed to do that as an American - Friedman re-granting the right as he wrestled with the dilemma in a new light, or so it seemed. But you should, he continued, if you abstain, work to get the voting machinery straight. Heck, at least that much!, right?, which is kinda like becoming a prostitute to help eradicate gonorrhea, like joining the Republicans to subvert conservatism, akin to jumping into the middle of the ocean when you don’t know how to swim and sharks await. Made sense in Friedman’s world anyway, and if you followed his radio and blog adventures, you were privy to ceaseless re-tunings of this morphing stance in quicksand. 
 
Mike Malloy was crossing the divide like his tongue was on fire, so frequently so that no one even now has any idea what the fuck he’s been advocating, an increasingly common trait as the brontosaur continues to age. Where his true very much obscured sympathies might be and where they could be said ro have previously lain is one of the mysteries of the ages. Randi Rhodes, of course, is always shrilly calling people who won't vote "idiots". And there're a lot more besides her, him, them, and whoever. How well did all that work for the “Lefties”? Well, despite the extraordinary work by the extraordinary researchers and extraordinary journalists of the extraordinary “Left”, congratulating themselves extraordinarily on impeccably extraordinary sentryship, the stats show complete failure, huge loss instead of gain, mountainously significant: 10, 999, 999 more voters joined me in the alt ocean, tiring of inane pre-school scoldings and reinforcements of indoctrination from gibbering careerist slaves. 
 
11 million once-voting individuals. That’s a LOT of human beings! Now think of the statistic beyond the statistic: how many more were kids who never voted at all and thus never made it into the stat? That number brings that 11 mil up significantly.
 
What happened? The bases were all covered, right? I mean what with these airwave and cathode ray pseudo-celebs being sharp Johnny On-the-Spotters, right? Fingers on the pulsers, no? What on Earth happened? Well, Dem Party orders came down from above, and Malloy, ceaselessly reassuring us he’ll be a Democrat ‘til the day he dies (and I, for one, unswervingly believe him), was assigned to drag his odd gaggle of correspondents and meathead audients back out of contained opposition and did so, advocating for Obama right after more wisely having just previously goaded all and sundry to elect the Republican candidate and let everything fall to pieces, the better to bring on the revolution. 
 
That earlier piece of advice hadn’t sat well with his Dem handlers at all and was quickly put to the sword. He’d been slapped more than once on this pseudo-rebellion gig of his, and this latest insubordination was not to be borne. In staged bluff retaliation, he threatened to exeunt the Dems were a “robust public option” not inserted in ObamaCare…which it wasn’t. At that, Mike was taken behind the woodshed, spanked, and emerged to angrily inform his audience that he was NOT 86ing the Dems, goddam you all!, and that NO ONE was to take that as hypocrisy, then left there, wisely, as Malloy went through his long-ago, tired, glowering, tantrumistic contortions. ‘Twas for the best; had he carried on and tried to explain, even his zombie audience would’ve revolted. Rhodes, Maddow, Miller, Schultz, and the others were told to keep the teetering faithful's feet and brains to the fire as well and did so. Friedman was instructed to nudge those hovering in indecision back towards the ballot box and was delighted to join the game, as always currying a decades-old fever to enlist with the biggies. All did as all were ordered, but things didn’t work out. 11 million voters told ‘em “Fuck you, and yer little dog Toto too!”.
 
What happened? 
 
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NEXT: Part 5, the finale, and a short interesting uncredited piece Bill Bowles reprinted in INI.
 
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Yet more V.V. on the 11 Million Missing Voters

 

Veritas Vamprickus #782: 11 Million Voting Refuseniks

VERITAS VAMPIRUS

LEFT OF THE "LEFT"
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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 
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ISSUE #782   MARCH 2013 
by Mark S. Tucker, 
provocateur, hector, meta-anarchist
“Have brain, will use; have pen, will poison.”
 
ASKING THE UNASKABLE, SAYING THE UNSAYABLE, REMOVING THE "LEFT'S" ARTIFACTS. 
 
THE V.V. MISSION STATEMENT!!!: Fuck mission statements.
 
Slice, dice, saute, braise, cook over high heat, serve with toxic garni, shake vigorously, then throw in the trash. (The V.V. recipe for consuming conservative and "Left" radio.)
 
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THE HOLY TRINITY OF DOCTRINE:
 
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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 storySorry.
 
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THIS  ISSUE: The finale to the 5-part Voting/The "Left"/Whateverthefuck series.
 
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Here are links to some of my recent-ish reviews on the FAME website:
 

 

Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - In Session (CD / DVD)

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08274.htm

 

Brooke Campbell - The Escapist

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08546.htm

 

Martha Redbone Roots Project - The Garden of 

 

Love: Songs of William Blake



http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08469.htm

 

Marbin - Last Chapter of Dreaming

http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p08518.htm

 

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One of the things I like best about human beings is our persistent incorrigibility. - Glenn W. Smith, Firedoglake
 
On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jailbreak. - Robert Anton Wilson 
 
But now I have come to see that the world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth. - Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
 
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A GLANCE BACK AT VOTING AND OTHER “LEFTISMS”: 
WELCOME TO BABBLE-ON – Pt. 5
Zombie Infauxtainers, Capitalist Media, Pseudo-Rebels, and other Flora:
You Listened to ‘Em, You Voted With ‘Em, Now Live among ‘Em
by Mark S. Tucker
 
There are, I am told, +/-350 million people in the U.S. I've no clue how that breaks down in age categories and could care less, but here's something even WSW failed to note: since Reagan, the number of people voting has remained stationary at somewhere under 100 million, a fact staring the “Left” right in the puss, and it either didn’t know it, which is unlikely, or carefully chose not to acknowledge and comment. You can choose which you prefer to believe, but, regardless, what that steady-state “flatline” means is that as the population was increasing, voters continually decreased (flatlines are never flatlines, that’s a human conceit, a statistically flat trend is entropistic but on a very slow descent). Knock that up against the fact that presidential winners of second terms have always increased their vote-getting, and you get this kind of thing:
 
"George W. Bush, for example, increased his vote from 50 million in 2000 to 62 million in 2004. Clinton increased his vote from 45 million in 1992 to 47.5 million in 1996. Reagan increased his vote from 44 million in 1980 to 54.5 million in 1984." (World Socialist Website, “The Disillusioned and Dissatisfied Electorate”, 11/8/12)
 
But look at that quotation again: what’s interesting is the fact that Bush and Clinton received LESS votes as winners in 1992, 1996, and 2000 than Reagan got in 1984. This is a curious situation, y'all, no matter how the "Left" may sprint in, yatter at stentorian volume with ten billion ridiculous pseudo-explanations, and hustle back out again, flopsweat staining the tiles. Here’s the most pertinent follow-on, however: Obama received 9 million less votes in 2012 than in 2008, a statistic unprecedented and unparalleled in American history. FDR, who’s often quoted as something of a very mild predecessor in this was in fact not. He increased his voter share in his second bid, only later showing a slightly reduced base in the third and fourth elections but nothing even close to the magnitude of Obama’s reductions; even WSW is glossing this. His was a landslide loss of faith. In winning, Obama lost, and the implications on many fronts are enormous.
 
Funny how Brad Friedman, so intimate with amusing slide-rule voting politics and highly sanitized “journalism”, doesn't go near this. I can tell you why, though: in an age where electronic voting machines make numbers-keeping absolutely meaningless, he's petrified of the full import and thus keeps reverting to the definition of insanity, ceaselessly yakking up the same nonsense that kinda worked for Bernaysians a couple of decades ago. All he knows are his academic and Hartmannian schoolings, and neither's standing him in very good stead lately. In private conversation and in the pages ofV.V., his entire position was shattered when I asked him "If black box and other voting malfeasances won the election for Bush Jr. two times in a row, how do you explain Barack Obama's "victory"?". He fled the conversation. I don't much blame him. I would’ve had to also, had I tried to defend his stance.
 
Brad & Bloggers occupy a dark, imaginationless, vacant sector of reality that melts away the moment logic steps foot into it. The most incredible theft of democracy in world history occurred twice in a row, a happenstance completely untouched by any meaningful media or data to this day, and Friedman wants to claim Obama's win was not at all involved in black boxes and couldn’t possibly be??? My question to you, then, dear reader, is: Where’s the cover-up occurring this time? Barack Obama, the creature of Goldman-Sachs and Monsanto, was the delighted recipient of completely fair ballot-boxing? Does that seem likely to you? Yet that's Friedman’s entire position. Ditto Palast, Harris, Fitrakis, Kall, Lendman, etc., etc. etc. ad infinitum, all of them creatures of the Dem machine, all drinking from the same well, braying: “There was no, and we repeat, goddamn it!, NO voter fraud in Obama’s victory, NONE, you bastard plebes! End of story!”. 
 
Except it’s not, and I’m a little surprised that even the true Left isn’t pursuing this interesting item. The Marxists and their allies already reside in a mindset which has sorted the philosophy and events out per theoretical formulae according to their various templates, but this unique moment presents an opportunity to really show the latest wrinkles in the PsyOp Wars. In that, the Left hasn’t a wisp of a notion what’s really going on mechanistically. All it knows is all it’s ever known – Party-promulgated theory – and you may have noticed even the true Left is being attacked by its own constituents lately for its own regrettable stasis. Discontent mounts on all sides.
 
If you haven't figured it out by now, here's the plain unvarnished truth on this much: voting is completely meaningless and has been for decades…in fact, since the dawn of the republic, from the moment the bourgeoisie met in private to cabal this new thing, the United States of America, into being, dividing its assets, including citizens, up into regions and baronies (we call them ‘states’). It’s taken us 250 years to get close to the truth, and we still don’t see it, but that’s what’s really rising, naked and tentacled, from leviathan depths. 
 
The more intelligent elements of the "Left" at least hesitantly agree, teeth clacking and spines shivering, quaking that they might be dis-serving The Master in lending ear and eye to such heresy: that we're a fascism now, a corporate state; thus, it only follows that, as history has shown in such milieux time and again, voting becomes no more than a way to keep the zombies on track with their programming, the ceaseless pustulent schemes of the rich. But even if things were somewhat otherwise before this moment, before we became a fully-fledged fascist State, electronic devices have erased whatever shred of legitimacy paper voting may be said to have very dubiously held, and problems with paper voting have been more prolific than with electronics, legendary right from 1776…so we should listen to Friedman & Co. as they rhapsodize about paper voting??? It’s, and they know this, an exercise in selecting one futility as being more comfortable than the other. 
Then: what leads up to these charades? Well, how ‘bout them ‘trific televised "debate" moron fests that could seem normal only on Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Sad shit.
 
To draw the point further by looking into a similar lunacy, what about the Voting Rights Act? If you try to make sense of any of that from the Constitution forward, legal babble purporting to prevent the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S., you'll go mad – ask, instead, why, out of all these so-called intelligences in the United States' various forms of government, no one can seem to come up with the solution even my dog can figure out: merely register every citizen in the U.S. inviolably as a citizen (isn’t that already done, f’chrissakes???) and thus able to vote – EVEN felons! (what the hell constitutes the logic of barring felons?, businessmen have eternally been the Enemy Of Mankind and they experience no impediments whatsoever) - and establish an explicit model that makes voting easy as pie with no loopholes or reams of convoluted legalese…if, that is, you’re still a zombie and believe voting has any meaning other than to choose among slightly differentiated corporate actors. It ain’t that fucking hard, even if I have to argue these imbeciles’ own points for them in saying so! Somewhere in the welter of articles upcoming in V.V., and once or twice in the past, I’ve suggested a foolproof method, if ya wanna vote, for tracking paper votes inviolably from voter hand to regional dump-off point, so I’ll not belabor that point again yet, but the methodology is extraordinarily simple. There’s a reason it hasn’t occurred, though - many more than just one reason actually, but part of it goes back to a longstanding distaste for having the schvarzes gain universal equal standing in the polisnu boychik?
 
James Baldwin noted that "[p]eople who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster". I suspect he was talking about the “Left” of his day. The problem is that the talking heads of our day have been, as in his, twisting in the wind of their own thrallship for too damn long, shifting to accommodate every order or wish coming down from the Dems, also now from ProgDem idiot underlings, from the DLC, and whatever other form of authority has managed to whimsically interpose itself in the Orwellian world the blatherers stand sentry for. The result? They're functionally Republicans. Left in form, Right in character. What's truly pathetic, though, is that they're not even the monsters Baldwin warns of but just an aggregate of something unnameable hiding an inch below the estate of 'pathetic': impotent but ambitious, hired and sold for just that. If they could ever rise to even 'pathetic', I’ve no doubt they'd feel exalted, godlike. Bog only knows they think they are now.
 
As to voting itself, I, as just one example of how the opposition conducts itself, didn't bother during the election in advocating that others not vote unless they asked me. I merely stated, when asked if I was voting and who I was voting for, "I don't vote any more. I'll never vote again after a history of doing so far more faithfully than anyone I've ever known. I'll let you figure out why". If the person persisted and asked my opinion on certain matters, I'd engage in discussion. If the individual thought he or she could discern why I no longer vote, all well and good, let 'em do so, but they'd be wrong. Pure logic: any who already knew what my motivation might be would also have to at least have mentally entertained my position and, after inquiring, when I stated that I don't, would just smile; there’d be no discussion. 
 
Me, a shitload of others, you hopefully, and that new 11 million, we all work and exist outside the bought-and-paid-for klaxon media. As the merdeincreasingly hits the fan, we can exempt ourselves from culpability. Unlike the quisling Malloy, unlike his hireling Friedman, unlike the shrieking Rhodes, unlike the giggly Miller, unlike warmonger Maddow, unlike all the viviparous "Left", we didn't vote at all for anyone, as we know they're all just excess paint brushed onto the face of the swindlocracy, whether the name may happen to be 'Mitt Romney', 'Barack Obama', 'Ron Paul', 'Jill Stein', 'John Huntsman', or whatever. The names mean nothing, they're differences without substance, capitalists one and all despite the “Hi! I’m a [fill in the blank] Party Bufu Boy/Girl!” nametags. Underneath the hedging critiques, Malloy, Friedman, and Rhodes admire these people or at the very least want in on the gravytrain. As with Republicans, they're ever hopeful corruption will bring sacks of gold to their door, this time with 'Democrat-ick' stamped across the burlap rather than 'Rethuglican'. 
 
Not a damn thing has gotten better under this new asshole's first tenure, some of the worst just put in abeyance (the economy, f’rinstance), the rest magnified (militarism, torture, ignoring world-class criminals, class and ethnic divisions, etc. - and where the fuck is justice for Trayvon Martin???). Excepting a few gewgaws and knick-knacks, everything got carcinogenic despite the weird claims of "Left" radio. But don't feel left out, there's much, much, MUCH more impending. So, the very least one could've done was refuse to put one's imprimature on the sick illusion, refuse to vote. The "Left" couldn't bring itself to do even that little. Their audients swam in seas of yattering paranoia, allowed themselves to get herded into a little room and branded, drank down the Kool-Aid, and… 
 
…and, I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not: the slaughter's going to ratchet up during, to cite Osei’s label, Buckwheat’s second tenure. You need merely wait. The machine isn’t complete yet, it’s systems are far more intricate and diabolical than we’d figured, but it’s very very close. Meanwhile, you don’t need drugs or any of that, not even alcohol. Just turn on the radio or TV for your escape from reality. If you want a good long laff, wait for Jon Sinton, the, to quote Wiki’s astonishingly curt entry, “serial media entrepreneur” who’s launched the unknown Progressive Voices Institute Inc., the guy who figured heavily in the bizarre Air America’s problems, the messiah Malloy’s been muttering about. If Sinton's shenanigans get off the ground again, watch what happens. He’s either a fool who doesn’t know who and what he’s dealing with, a naïf, or machinery within machinery, just like he was at AirAm.
 
We’re not waiting for the messiah, we’re waiting to wake up as a world consciousness. Neither God nor Yahweh nor Shiva nor Mazda nor Allah nor any science-fiction figure is going to do that because, guess what?, they don’t exist. It’s up to every intelligent individual to create the tide that brings all minds to new ground. Doesn’t matter if you’re a rock ensemble in Iceland nudging aesthetics into new more questioning territories, a poet in Iran analyzing U.S. aggression, a historiographer in New Zealand attacking the myths of religio-political celebrity, a Humanist in England issuing true Leftist media update lists, a commie bastard in the American mid-West scouring complacency, un belle dame sans merci poetess in France excoriating the bourgeoisie, a busker in Mexico rousing the passing body of la raza, all of it is very good, I’m not criticizing except….
 
…except now we have to bring more people into the net physically not just mentationally. Now we can’t be satisfied with doing the best we can, which is immensely useful, but have to initiate one or more human beings into sanity. I’m already doing that. You need to join if you haven't already. Neither you nor anyone else need do what I do, but you have to do something, big time or small. People sitting by is what’s killing us. That 25% critical threshold for revolution will not be achieved with present numbers. The roster must be upleveled. I say we bust it up to 35%, one in three instead of one in four. 
Who’s with me? 
 
You don’t need to answer, just do it.
 
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RADICAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE PRESENT CRISIS 
Byline uncredited
Taken from William Bowles.info
 
I don’t run many articles that I do not write, but this appeared in one of Bill Bowles’ e-fliers, so I thought I’d re-present it, unedited and uncommented upon for those who prefer my scabrous writing to his far more humane philosophizings and haven’t yet availed themselves of his INI service (er, dear readers, can do both, y’know; like me, Bill doesn’t charge for his way cool work or for the relayal of others’ scribings, both of which I consult A LOT and are literally invaluable). This piece has no cited author, and, though the very last line is a tad perplexing, I think I know what the writer's getting at…but read it for yourself and see what you think:
 
“The present moment is arguably one of unprecedented confusion on the Left. The emergence of many new theoretical perspectives on Marxism, anarchism, and the left generally seem, rather than signs of a newfound vitality, the intellectual reflux of its final disintegration in history. As for the politics that still bothers to describe itself as Leftist today, it seems no great merit that it is largely disconnected from the academic left’s disputations over everything from imperialism to ecology. Perhaps nowhere are these symptoms more pronounced than around the subject of the economy. As Marxist economics has witnessed of late a flurry of recent works, many quite involved in their depth and complexity, recent activism around austerity, joblessness, and non-transparency while quite creative in some respects seems hesitant to oppose with anything but nostalgia for the past the status quo mantra, ‘There is no alternative’. At a time when the United States has entered the most prolonged slump since the Great Depression, the European project founders on the shoals of debt and nationalism. If the once triumphant neoliberal project of free markets for free people seems utterly exhausted, the ‘strange non-death of neo-liberalism’, as a recent book title has it, seems poised to carry on indefinitely. The need for a Marxist politics adequate to the crisis is as great as such a politics is lacking.
 
“And 2011 now seems to be fading into the past. In Greece today as elsewhere in Europe existing Left parties remain largely passive in the face of the crisis, eschewing radical solutions (if they even imagine such solutions to exist). In the United States, Occupy has vanished from the parks and streets, leaving only bitter grumbling where there once seemed to be creativity and open-ended potential. In Britain, the 2011 London Riots, rather than political protest, was trumpeted as the shafted generation’s response to the crisis, overshadowing the police brutality that actually occasioned it. Finally, in the Arab world where, we are told the 2011 revolution is still afoot, it seems inconceivable that the revolution, even as it bears within it the hopes of millions, could alter the economic fate of any but a handful. While joblessness haunts billions worldwide, politicization of the issue seems chiefly the prerogative of the right.  Meanwhile, the poor worldwide face relentless price rises in fuel and essential foodstuffs. The prospects for world revolution seem remote at best, even as bankers and fund managers seem to lament democracy’s failure in confronting the crisis. In this sense, it seems plausible to argue that there is no crisis at all, but simply the latest stage in an ongoing social regression. What does it mean to say that we face a crisis, after all, when there is no real prospect that anything particularly is likely to change, at least not for the better?
 
“In this opaque historical moment, Platypus wants to raise some basic questions: Do we live in a crisis of capitalism today and, if so, of what sort — political? economic? social? Why do seemingly sophisticated leftist understandings of the world appear unable to assist in the task of changing it? Conversely, can the world be thought intelligible without our capacity to self-consciously transform it through practice? Can Marxism survive as an economics or social theory without politics? Is there capitalism after socialism?”
 
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NEXT: Probably an RIP on a guitarist I reallllllly liked who passed suddenly: Alvin Lee, and then it's back to lambasting the poor Jews, this time via a response to an interview done in Australia with Daniel Weltlinger of Zohar's Nigun. 
 
I've also been asked by many when I'll re-commence flailing the Christians - obviously, all you bastard readers out there are anti-...um, anti-...er, anti-...shit! what's the Xian equivalent of 'anti-Semities'??? - and, in that, I'm working, as reported earlier, on an essay titled "That Asshole, God". Interesting thing, though: I'm finding, after this exercise with the children of Abraham, Judah, and Yahweh, that I can no longer distinguish between the two religions. They both dissolve into a viscid gelatinous muck, one indistinguishable from the other, the upshot, to generously mix metaphors, a cacaphony of dogs slavering the exact same howl at the moon in different languages. I wonder why that is? 
 
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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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