THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Saturday, September 15, 2012

INTRODUCTION TO AN ‘ANTI-AMERICAN TUNE’ (Or, BEGINNING OF THE McEND)

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Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
Oh, but I’m all right, I’m all right
I’m just weary to my bones
Still, you don’t expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home
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I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
Or driven to its knees
Oh, but it’s all right, it’s all right
For we lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
We’re traveling on
I wonder what’s gone wrong
I can’t help it, I wonder what’s gone wrong
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And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of
Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying
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Oh, we come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hour
And sing an American tune
Oh, it’s all right, it’s all right
It’s all right
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all, I’m trying to get some rest
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"American Tune" (Paul Simon/slide show by Ilana)
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Many’s the time I’ve alluded to the ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ forthcoming magnum opus, piece de resistance, tour de force, or multi-part penultimate blog bit. I have even spoken/written somewhat specifically about it to a few of my friends over the last couple of years, giving them a basic idea of what topics it will address, and forewarning them that it will alienate piss off many people – Democrats AND Republicans, Liberals AND (so-called) Conservatives, Enemies AND Friends of mine – perhaps it will even piss off some of those few persons who have “Followed” my blog over the years. Nevertheless, the time has arrived for the ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ grand finale.
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If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog then you’ve noticed that there have been fewer and fewer posts lately during these ‘dog days of blogging’ at F-FFF. Fact is, “the thrill is gone” and I’m more than a little burned out on blogging. But I would never be able to forgive myself if I did not conclude this *yawner* of a blog without composing and posting the grand finale I’ve hinted at so many times over the last couple years.
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I am still unsure exactly what form the multi-part blog bit will take - how it will unfold (I’ll let the Spirit dictate that) - although I do have a general idea about the topics I will address. The many books and magazine articles I intend to reference, as well as the quotes I intend to use, have been collected and stored for a couple of years now in certain specific places where I could find them when needed. Likewise, the majority of the first installment of my big bang denouement has already been written and is champing at the bit, ready to burst forth into the light of day.
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But before unveiling the first segment of the end, I want to somewhat prepare you for it - to set the proper mood designed to ease you into the necessary mind-set for what is to come. With that as my goal, I am posting below, links to a couple of blog articles penned by a writer I have read and admired for many years:
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Some time ago, in those years when I subscribed to (this country’s very best current events magazine) The New American, my favorite regular contributor to that periodical was William Norman Grigg. Mr. Grigg eventually had a falling out with ‘The New American’ management and left in a huff, but I still have a copy of his book ‘FREEDOM ON THE ALTAR: The UN’s Crusade Against God & Family’ sitting on one of my bookshelves.
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Mr. Grigg’s blog (here at Blogspot.com), ‘PRO LIBERTATE’, is one of those that I regularly read. The only (minor) negative comments I have to make regarding Grigg’s blogging is that he really ought to cease using the fifty dollar words and the occasional ego-stroking Latin expressions. 
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[Mr. Grigg, your intelligence will be just as apparent to your readers without the high-octane fuel you think the $50. words and Latin expressions bring to your writing. Let us never forget the important writing lesson that Douglas Hyde teaches his readers on page 132 of his valuable little book ‘Dedication And Leadership’.]
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At any octane rating, I hope you will read two of William Norman Grigg’s recent blog postings as a general preparation for where I intend to travel during the course of the ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ final multi-part blog bit. I do not necessarily agree entirely with Mr. Grigg’s viewpoints in the articles that follow, but there is definitely far more agreement than disagreement in the way he and I perceive these issues.
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In this first article, William Norman Grigg compares the son (Senator Rand Paul) to his father (Congressman Ron Paul), and finds the son’s political positioning terribly inferior (apparently the apple fell too far from the tree!)
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Click here:
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In this second article, Mr. Grigg explains why we should not be surprised that BOTH Democrats and Republicans routinely misrepresent Constitutional limitations and promote bigger, more intrusive, more liberty-infringing government policies against the American citizens.
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Click here:
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The first installment of the final multi-part blog bit at ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ may be posted as early as tomorrow (and maybe not). Nevertheless, it will take some time for me to compose all of the concluding blog bits in my big bang finale. But regardless, . . . the end is near.
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Someone once said, “ . . . you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.
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I intend to share some truth in this blog’s final installments, although I’m sure this truth will be ridiculed, if not violently opposed. When was the Truth ever popular?
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~ Stephen T. McCarthy
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YE OLDE COMMENT POLICY: All comments, pro and con, are welcome. However, ad hominem attacks and disrespectful epithets will not be tolerated (read: "posted"). After all, this isn’t Amazon.com, so I don’t have to put up with that kind of bovine excrement.
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12 comments:

  1. I'd noticed tha Rand Paul's positions were very much "Ron Paul Lite" and assumed he was toning his positions down for more mainstream consumption.

    I still think he's far better then the mainstream in DC.

    So the end (of FFFF) is nigh...what will you do if the world ends, 2012-style, right before you hit the "publish" button on that last post?

    LC

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  2. TODDFAN DISCMAN ~

    >>...I still think he's far better than the mainstream in DC.

    To my way of thinking, there is NO PLACE for compromise. Look around you. This mess is the result of decades and decades of compromise; meeting in the middle, only to be moved further Left next time. In other words, "The Hegelian Dialectic".

    I have no more use for compromise; I consider anything less than 100% truth to be a lie.

    >>...what will you do if the world ends, 2012-style, right before you hit the "publish" button on that last post?

    I guess I'll die ...like everyone else.

    Congratulations on Friday's escape. I heard it was your last day in the "C.HC. Concentration Camp". Enjoy your weekends!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    POSTSCRIPT: I just saw (for the second time) 'A Bronx Tale' on TV. That was a good movie you recommended to me. ("Now youse CAN'T leave." Ha! Great scene!)

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  3. I understand and respect your opinion. I think you are right that people have compromised enough, and that abandoning principle has led us to the morass we are in now.

    But, as you know, I have a hard time not enjoying ANY successful argument that brings the drift back the other way. So, while Grigg is philosophically right when he bashes Rand for wanting to put conditions on foreign countries for aid, I still applaud (though not a standing ovation) the effort to crank it back.

    I understand the argument that it becomes a bribe, and I understand the Timon of Athens analogy. But perhaps Rand thinks that the tougher position argued by Ron is not possible to achieve, but that a middle step - closer to the best goal - is the one he argues. Then, in a reverse Hegelian move, he can later argue for eliminating all foreign aid based on the success of his middle position.

    I don't know if he plans this or not, but I like seeing Rand win some of these minor battles which seem to reverse the tide of liberalism, at least a little.

    Frankly, I thought that if Ron won the GOP nomination that he would choose Rand as his running mate.

    I think you should be able to wrap up the blog by Dec. 21. That way, we can all read it before the world winks out. One nice thing about it ending on the 21st is that it will allow me to save lots of money on Christmas presents.

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  4. Stephen,
    Well once your gone brother I see no reason to be coming around these parts anymore. Not that there are not other blogs I would enjoy (I'm sure there are), but with my kiddos, wife, job, life, and such I just see no time. I don't have enough time to keep up with the blogs I would like to write, read, exc as it is. I'll just have to maintain contact via e-mail, phone, and the occasional carrier pigeon. Heck once they shut down the internet pigeon might be our best option as far as staying in touch. Since you live in Arizona, and I live in cold as can be Washington (we both know neither one of us is moving to the others location). I think I would die from one summer in Arizona. I'll always love ya, always pray for ya, and on more than one occasion I'll pour a cold one and think about my buddy.

    Br'er Marc

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  5. Yup, Friday was the last day. Start the new job in two weeks.

    I think my favorite line in BT comes in the beginning:

    Voice over-"Springtime in the Bronx, when young men's thoughts turn to romance"

    Background-"Marie-get in the fricking car!"

    Everyone should see that movie!

    LC

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  6. SHEBOYGANBOY 6 ~
    To me, compromising has become synonymous with "voting for the lesser of two evils", which you know I simply refuse to do anymore.

    >>...Then, in a reverse Hegelian move, he can later argue for eliminating all foreign aid based on the success of his middle position.

    The only problem with that idea is that it almost never happens that way; once we move to the Left, there is no returning toward the Right. It's kind of like a "temporary tax" - somehow every temporary tax becomes permanent.

    Off the top of my mind, I can think of only ONE time that what went Left later moved a little toward the Right. And that is "partial-birth abortion". I was happily surprised when that was later made illegal. It was the one and only good thing that George W. Bush did while occupying the White House for 8 years. But decent people recapturing ground once it has been lost to the Leftists is exceedingly rare.

    >>...One nice thing about it ending on [December] 21st [2012] is that it will allow me to save lots of money on Christmas presents.

    "Great minds...", Bro. On September 15, 2004, I posted one of my earlier reviews at BigBitch.com. It was for the book ‘THE ORION PROPHECY: Will The World Be Destroyed In 2012?’ and I titled the review “Bah Humbug!” It concluded with this:

    “I'll assume that the author really knows his stuff, and I just won't plan on doing any Christmas shopping in 2012.”

    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

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  7. BR'ER MARC ~

    >>...I think I would die from one summer in Arizona.

    Probably so. I know the first Summer in Airheadzona killed ME!

    But don't write me off just yet, McBuddy. I still have a number of blog bits to post here, even if all but one will be related to the same general theme.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  8. DISCDUDE ~
    A two-week vacation before the start of the new job? Nice! (Goin' to revisit 'Amoeba'?)

    Yeah, a really good movie. I like the bar scene with the bikers, and the "door test" (there's a lot to be said for that in real life).

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  9. Looking to pull the curtain back and expose the wizards? OK, I'm interested.

    In reading the comments and talking about 12-21-12, I'm thinking what are you guys saving those Christmas shopping $$$ for. Thinking of taking pavement to heaven with you?
    That's an old St. Peter joke. You know about the man who pestered God until He said he could bring something with him when he died. So this guy gets to the 'pearly gates' with a large trunk and St. Peter says you can't take that inside. The guy explains he has permission and St. Peter looks at his list and sees that he in face does, but wants to see what's inside. When he opens the truck it's filled with gold. St. Peter scratches his head and says; ' OK, take it in, but for the life of me, I can't imagine why you would want to bring pavement to heaven with you.'

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  10. FAE ~
    Ha! Never heard that one before.

    If I could, I'd haul a big trunk into Heaven with me also. Only my trunk wouldn't hold "pavement"; it would hold my Playboy magazine collection. I'd bring them with me for... the articles (of clothing they don't contain).

    I jest! I don't even have a Playboy magazine collection. I own only ONE copy of Playboy. And I almost hate to admit this but... I own it solely for the Tiny Tim interview in that issue. (How sad is THAT?!)

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  11. Not looking forward to discontinuation of your blog posts, but I do look forward to the upcoming series.

    I've got some things planned as well that will probably be not anywhere near as anger arousing and offensive as what you may be doing, but then again I'm not planning on stopping blogging yet either. I do want to keep some of my readers. But I hope to make some folks think and I hope they make me think.

    Tell it like it is. I don't mind, even if some people might.



    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  12. Thanks, BOIDMAN. Yes, I WILL tell it like it is, regardless of who hates me for it.

    It will take me awhile to conceive, compose, and post all of the installments in my proposed series, but Part 1 is coming VERY SOON.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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