I assume that you all are following the Author Function in his travels in the world of wealth bondage, inside its safe places, as Morals Tutor to America's Wealthiest Families, helping them experience the joy of giving. Who funds the progressive movement? I guess the alternative is that each of us as individuals "discover our own power to make good things happen" without funding from above. The only other thing I can think of would involve building a movement from the bottom up in concert with a few who might provide token funding.
As the distinguished speaker wraps up his presentation on The World We Want, the dowager, half deaf, turns to the waiter in his red monkey jacket and says, way too loudly, "Eh? Eh? What did he say, Sonny? What is the World We Want?" To which the waiter replies, "More coffee, M'am?"
I detect a possibility of satire here. A shame to see them take Corporate Fundamentalism as a target. Overall, Wealth Bondage Christianity has been good to us. We as a nation under the goverance of Wealth Bondage are both wealthier and more Godly than we were even 7 years ago. Heresy and dissent have been suppressed. And money has risen to the top so it can be closer to God. Me, I am still treated like crap, but I can see the wisdom in that too. Some day I will be rich, then I can treat my underlings like crap. That's fair.
Wealth Bondage builds bombs to flatten a nation; Wealth Bondage rebuilds the nation. Wealth Bondage Group invests in the war machine and the rebuilding machine. And our public servants retire to the Wealth Bondage Board. The war is going badly some say, but Wealth Bondage Group is up 1,000% since the War on Terror began. Life is good in the best of all possible worlds. Lohmann is just irritable because he understands the game but has no chips to play and no way to win.
A dog philosopher reforms his fellow citizens pro bono publico. Dog, the bounty hunter, get paid per capita. Your think tank thinkers are the modern bounty hunters for the dark side, eliminating truth, suppressing justice, espousing ugliness at Candidia's behest. Against this, the satirist, in the tradition of the dog philosopher, stands firm.
Although Diogenes' behavior was sometimes amusing, he was not well liked in Athens primarily because of his writings encouraging incest and cannibalism.
Me, the worst I've done is to encourage Wealth Bondage. That is bad enough, I guess, to scandalize the moral majority, even if my behavior is sometimes amusing. As for Diogenes, he never wrote anything as far as I know, so the comment about his "writings" looks like spin from some Athenian Sophist. Diogenes questions the wealthy for their abuse of power. The next thing you know he is accused by their Flunky-Philosophers of incest and cannibalism. Some things never change. Senior Rooster Foundation Fellow J. Davis Whoreswhiz will soon be saying that I made him sleep with his mother and eat their baby. I did not. He was squatting on her bed, picking his teeth with the baby's bones when I arrived. I couldn't condone it, but as a Patriot what could I do? The whole affair was stamped Top Secret by Candidia Cruikshanks herself. I would tell you more, but they'd call me a Traitor.
Beyond triangulation, and the meekness of Dick Minim, is there a Transpartisan or Post-Partisan democratic revival? Among the best at that is Mark Gerzon, I note that Peter Karoff is on the Board of Directors of Gerzon's Mediator's Foundation. Getting our fellow citizens to meet, talk, and deliberate the issues of the day, might that not be part of "The World We Want"? Shall we invite Anne Coulter to debate Mark Gerzon on Bill O'Reilly? Bill could rise, fair and balanced, above the fray? I don't think the middle ground will belong to reasonable men and women again until the worst offenders are brought to justice. That has always been the role of the Sheriff and the Satirist. Writing like a liberal sack of garbage will not save the day when the outlaws run the town. Even Gerzon will have to choke on his own bile to remain modest and reasonable when injustice rules in robes of office pronouncing him a Traitor. The middle ground is maintained by reason but it was won in war. Let it not be said that we, in our generation, through cowardice and triangulation, lost it to guile. Citizens getting together to deliberate the issues for themselves, breaking the frames of soundbite discourse, would be a good start. "The World We Want" might be a conversation starter in that respect. But, Peter and Mark, be not so meek lest ye be taken for Fools among Knaves, or Sleepwalkers for that matter. To walk with the gravitas of a judge when you are the accused, the the Anti-Christ himself, is ludicrous. Until you renounce your secular humanism and accept Jesus as your personal savior, your future is bleak. So says Blowtorch and he is sitting in your seminar on The World We Want, holding a copy of Godless by Anne Coulter. How will you teach him? By what right do you teach him when you are damned and he is saved? Will you put your mere human reason above Revelation? Try reasoning with an ignorant mob encouraged by those in power.
Now wait, is that Sheriff really the Author Function? Or the Author Function in the role of a Sheriff? Did you ever wonder if Phil A isn't the real author function? Contribute Magazine emailed me in search of hidden meanings and asked for Phil's "real" employer. I gave her Phil A's. I hope that was ok. No sense confusing wealthy readers with fictions when what they demand are facts, advertisements and flattery. Phil A is the real author of WB, GH, and The World We Want. Ever since Hail Carnegie was closed by The Office of Forensic Hermeneutics, he has served as Author Function in all those blogs, using Phil C as his Persistent Pseud to throw the authorities off the scent. Phil A writes ok, but the hidden meanings are pretty basic. As many of you have noted, the quality of posts has gone down considerably since Phil A took over. I miss the original Author Function. I hope Phil A does not
come to a bad end too. If he comes forward to make a full and frank confession, that might be the safest course all around. Look out Sheriff, The Sheriff Gonzalez is coming! There is not room in this town for two fake sheriffs. Winner take all! Me, I am just going to step aside and see how it all comes out. Whoever wins, I will make them the hero of my history of Wealth Bondage. The Good Guys always win.
I am quite disappointed to see Gerry Gleason impugning my bona fides in his comment at Gifthub. Yes, I fund Captain Blowtorch and The Hogs of Heaven through Rooster Foundation not to "make trouble," but to help police our nation's border and to ferret out domestic terrorists. It is all part of Defending Freedom, the IRS-approved mandate of Rooster Foundation, and the public purpose we proudly serve. I am not laying down a "smokescreen," I can assure you of that. Nor am I funding Kleptocracy, merely hewing to the donative intent of my funder, Candidia Cruikshanks, a distinguished social entrepreneur who went to Harvard, as you well know, and has been honored by Pony Boy himself in his Rose Garden behind the Paddock, for her contribution to humankind in general and to Pony Boy's election campaign fund in particular. Beyond that, monitoring your email and web usage I notice certain troubling and potentially treasonous trends, Gerry. I suggest you back off. Real Americans do not take kindly to internal terrorists who question our way of life. Blowtorch, Burn the bastard out and bring me his ashes. Make it look like an accident.
Money is not too easy for me to find, since I got laid off from the Piggly Wiggly, but I reached deep for $25 dollars for the new lady liberty. You damn liberals will piss your pants. In the World We Want your bloody body, Karoff, and all you other Carpetbagger, rots in the sun out behind my truck. Keep your eyes on the prize, Jackass. Let's have a debate, you Harvard Yard sissies. You give a reason, and I will gouge out an eye. We will see who wins. Somehow I don't think your body will ever show up. No body, no trial. Life goes on as it always has. Only now you get to eat shit instead of me. What are you going to do about it?