Monday, August 18, 2014



Diogenes of Sinope, as I'm sure you clever dogs know, is most famous for walking around with a lamp in broad daylight. And while, personally, such naked, public, prop-driven straight-line begging has always seemed to me more Susquehanna Hat Company than Soren Kierkegaard, Diogenes is nonetheless remembered 2400 years later as explaining that he was "looking for an honest man".

So, nice story.

But what to do about Diogenes' opposite?  What to do about the Senegoid's among us? Those who devote enormous resources seeking far and wide, looking for amoral teevee-friendly monsters for the expressed purpose of giving them the largest platform possible to tell the most despicable lies imaginable?

Media Matters reminds us that the reason Roger Ailes put lying scumbag Sean Hannity in front of a teevee camera in the first place is precisely because Hannity had already built an impressive lying scumbag resume on local college radio:
In his new book The Loudest Voice in the Room, New York magazine journalist Gabriel Sherman describes the start of Sean Hannity's career as a conservative radio personality, beginning with an hour-long morning call-in show at KCSB, the UC Santa Barbara college station. The short-lived show was canceled in 1989 after Hannity made a number of extreme anti-gay remarks during a segment featuring Gene Antonio, author of the book The AIDS Cover-up? The Real and Alarming Facts About AIDS. According to Sherman:
In April 1989, Hannity invited the virulent anti-gay activist Gene Antonio on the air to promote his already widely discredited book, The AIDS Cover-up? The Real and Alarming Facts About AIDS. A Lutheran minister without scientific training, Antonio peddled paranoid fictions about the epidemic. He wrote that the virus could be transmitted by sneezes and mosquito bites and that the Centers for Disease Control and the American Medical Association conspired to cover up the "truth." At the opening of his hour-long interview, Hannity said: "I'm sick and tired of the media and the homosexual community preventing us from getting the true, accurate information about AIDS in this day." He went on to describe The AIDS Cover-up? as an "excellent book" that was "so full of facts" and added, "if you want the real truth about this deadly, deadly disease, he's not afraid to say what the homosexuals don't want you to hear." He gave his audience Antonio's mailing address, where they could order "autographed copies" and write to find out about "places where homosexuals can go for help if they want to change." [The Loudest Voice in the Room, pg 239]
Decades ago Roger Ailes made it his mission in life to aim the biggest gun he could lay his hands on right at the heart of American democracy and fire and fire and fire until it was dead.


Robt said...

But what to do about Diogenes' opposite? What to do about the Senegoid's among us?

Flying a star fighter into the Death Star and firing a photon blast just right only leads to Episode II.

I think I would start with the Supreme Court.
Rectifying citizens United, Civil Rights. But you require Congress and the President.

When your representative (s) speak to you in the name of "Koch" pr Mr Lobbyist.
For instance, take the Keystone oil Pipeline.
When they tell us how the pipeline will lower prices at the pump, that it will create thousands of good paying jobs.
It should be easy to hear them actually saying, " TransCanada has paid me well to tell you that I am here to convince you in favor of a foreign company that desires to profit by taking American's private property through eminent domain.

When a foreign company's profit is of higher value than American private property rights.
Where exactly is conservative freedom?
I do know when electing a good man as President, it makes a big difference if you give him a snae House of REpresentatives.

What R Ailes and oters learned from history. For Ailes, it is conquest through money and propaganda. Divide and conquer.

As you can see, where to start to alter the Death star owners mission of destruction is complicated.

It is like this,
Say 2015 offers Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. Without any doubt, I believe Americans deserve better choices and can do better.
hands down Hillary has promise of SCOTUS appointments.
Which controls my vote, If in fact as I stated in the beginning that starting with the Supreme Court to alter Senegoids,

Now, what would you do?

And how do we all get together to come to agreement on action and how to take action?

Chautauqua said...

Sorry, but this whole line of reasoning got derailed for me when I failed to notice that 'Senegoid' is 'Diogenes' spelled backward. I'm sure that Agent Pendergast would have noticed right away.