Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ page was constructed by Stephen T. McCarthy who rearranged and/or rewrote segments of Email correspondence and posted Internet comments from friends (and others) in order to compile it. If you don’t find an answer to your question somewhere below, then click on the link provided at the end, or post your question in the comment section of this Blog Bit. We will try to provide satisfying answers to any questions posed . . . as long as you don’t call us anything worse than a “Fascist.”
Q: How big of an idiot takes one of the great films of the 20th century and turns it into right wing propaganda?
A: A pretty big one. One about the size of John Wayne, if not physically, at least in terms of patriotism and heart.
Q: Aren’t you concerned that using the word “Fascist” in your Blog’s name might turn off the casual Blog explorer? In other words, that it might scare off someone before they've read it and come to understand that it is simply grassroots Constitutionalist in origin, and is a stinging and sometimes satirical commentary on the political and social (un)healthiness of the country?
A: No one ever refers to himself or herself as a fascist. Even radical Leftists, who truly ARE fascists in the literal sense of the word, NEVER refer to themselves as fascists. In fact, they frequently refer to their non-fascistic opponents as “fascists.” So, I think very few readers stumbling upon this Blog and seeing the self-applied "fascist" label would take it seriously. I think most people would immediately suspect, at the very least, that there’s more to the title than meets the eye.
Actually, I think it’s possible that the title might even cause a few casual Blog “explorers” to be curious enough about the title to give it a quick read.
Anyhow, since only a few friends of mine were regular readers of this Blog when it was titled ‘Xtremely Un-P.C. And Unrepentant’, I figure I have NOTHING TO LOSE with the name change. What’s the worst that can happen? Everyone CONTINUES to ignore the Blog? Nothing from nothing leaves nothing; you gotta have something to have something to lose.
Q: I myself have been called a Fascist a number of times. Does being called a Fascist bother you?
A: I would have no respect for you at all if you had never been called a Fascist at one time or another by a Liberal. I mean, being called a Fascist is a conservative’s Coming Out Party in the world of politics; that’s your Baptism there. A person has no way of knowing that they are on the correct Founding Fathers’ path until a CommieLibSocialist has referred to him or her as a Fascist. In fact, had you never been called a Fascist, you could be no friend of mine.
I just beamed with pride the first time a CommieLibSocialist called me a Fascist – I knew that politically, I had finally ARRIVED! I just threw my chest out, tucked my chin in and strutted down the street knowing that I now represented EVERYTHING that every Marxism-lover hated. I wear my Fascist label with great pride.
Q: Do you expect your Blog to make a greater impact now that it has acquired a new name?
A: I’m sure that FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS will meet with no more success than its predecessor. But it’s MINE! - my own failure. Ha! I only wish that I had named my Blog
Q: Is there a hidden meaning in the name of this Blog?
A: There is nothing hidden; everything is right out in the open. It was Jesus Christ who said: “Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.” We at Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends believe in full disclosure . . . unlike a certain president who shall remain nameless, who claims to stand for “transparency” and yet refuses to allow the American People to see his original, authentic birth certificate.
I like the new title MUCH better than the old one. Obviously, the alliteration of it appeals to me and I also like the way the syllables roll off the tongue in a 2-1 2 1 fashion. And of course, I like the idea of embracing what was meant as an insult.
‘Xtremely Un-P.C. And Unrepentant’ was a better indication of the material this Blog contains, but I’ve always been a sucker for that turning-of-the-tables thang by CELEBRATING someone else’s criticism of you and wearing it like a badge of honor, a la Lynyrd Skynyrd and Led Zeppelin:
Some of the Skynyrd boys knew each other in high school and had a gym teacher named Leonard Skinner, who was notorious for enforcing the school's policy against boys having long hair, and he was always telling the future Lynyrd Skynyrd members how they’d never amount to anything. Well, they bastardized the gym teacher’s name and took it for their band, and the rest, as they say, is Rock ‘N’ Roll history, baby!
As for Led Zeppelin, the first story I ever heard about their name was that shortly after Page and Co. formed their first band, a Rock critic told the boys that their venture into music was destined to go down like a lead zeppelin. So they took that name and proved him, OH, SO VERY WRONG!
So, that’s the idea behind the name of this Blog. I’ve taken a ridiculous slur that some Lefty directed at me and EMBRACED IT. The best revenge is to laugh in the face of your accuser. Well, actually, THE BEST revenge would be success, but since my Blog will NEVER have that, I figure THE NEXT BEST revenge is to laugh in the face of Joan Padilla, although Joan was far from being the first Lib to call me a Fascist.
Q: Is it because you are not afraid to speak your mind no matter who it pisses off that your Blogs are so powerful?
Q: Is that also why you are always in someone’s doghouse?
Q: Can you loan me some money until payday?
Link to additional information:
FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS: New Name But Same Political Incorrectness.