And away we go... Dishonest Donald Douglas' Lash-outs and Lies of the day:
American Power: Walter James 'Occupy' Casper Continues Campaign of Lies: Childishly Whines About 'McCarthyism' While Endorsing Anarchists and Anti-Semitic Communists
Now, let's get one thing clear at the outset, just to get a feel for how far off the deep end ol' Dishonest Don is sinking in his effort to smear. In my response to Dishonest Donald's lash outs and lies yesterday, I name-checked Joe McCarthy one time at the very end of the post, as a snarky reply to Donald's unsubstantiated claim of "Demo-Commies" in elected office. There was no whining, and I never once used the term "McCarthyism."
In response, Dishonest Donald Douglas wrote a 1350 word post, the title of which appears above. 832 words of it is a rousing defense of Joe McCarthy. (To be fair, most of that 832 word defense--695 words of it, to be exact--was cut 'n' pasted from a 2003 Jonah Goldberg piece.) 'nuff said.
So, I'm probably not going to address much of Jonah Goldberg's argument, because it's a straw man, at least as it applies to me. Donald alleged there are communists in the Democratic party serving as elected officials, and I basically said "alert Joe McCarthy." No whining, and no allegations of McCarthyism, except in Donald's imagination. (Perhaps if I have the time and the inclination, I'll read up on how many actual communist spies (and for that matter, actual communists who weren't spies, but identified with one or another Marxist ideal they read in a book, somewhere) Joe McCarthy was responsible for finding and capturing, vs how many he accused all together, and how many of those folks Joe & co. couldn't sustain a charge against. (Like it or don't, we're still a nation of laws, and folks are still presumed innocent until actually found guilty. It ain't perfect--think OJ--but it's the best we have.)
I will say this, though... One of the things Dishonest Don cannot seem to admit is that not every communist then or now supported the pogroms of Josef Stalin; intellectuals who sat around arguing about the ideal form of communism--some ideal world where there was no authoritarianism, and everyone was his brother's/neighbor's/fellow American's keeper--may well have been wrong and misguided... ...but they were not and are not dangerous. As with all things, there are degrees, and pretending that "communist" is or ever was a synonym for "Stalinist" or "Authoritarian" in all cases is bullshit fear mongering of the highest order. It's as though thinking that Communism was a good idea was the crime, not actually, y'know, committing a crime.
Or, to put it another way (from one of Dishonest Don's own links): "While McCarthy did identify some Communists who managed to escape the net, he also began to investigate and pillory many who were in no way connected with the Soviets as agents, spies, or couriers. He often failed to distinguish between actual Communists, fellow-travelers, and anti-Communist liberals and social-democrats. It was enough for him to know that they were critical of his methods and tactics: That made them as good as Communists. Many of these people were indeed Communists, fellow-travelers, or dupes. But they were not engaged in any activity except that of public pronouncements that could be accepted or rejected on their merits. Nothing in the area of their work made them a security risk." (And yes, the analogy today is being Muslim, vs being an islamic terrorist.) Some people do commit crimes based on their political or religious beliefs... but it doesn't follow that their political or religious beliefs are themselves therefore criminal. When people refer to "McCarthyism," or "McCarthyite tactics," it is Joe's indiscriminate targeting of anyone he perceived to be an enemy and the inability or unwillingness to see anything but black hats or white hats--loyal Americans or enemies, based on political philosophy or religion--that they're generally talking about. (Remind you of anyone we know?)
With that said, on to Dishonest Don's lash-outs and lies of the day...
My criminal stalker Walter James "Occupy" Casper III, a.k.a. "Hatesac3", continues to harass me and this blog with comments --- on top of his recent cyber threats to my family --- despite being banned long ago. This post is to record some key evidence in Walter James "Occupy" Casper's continuing campaign to undermine the foundations of the country with a clandestine Marxist program of communist subterfuge.No, I'm still not a criminal... if Donald wants to credibly make that allegation, he's going to have to name the specific law I've broken, and perhaps call a cop. Until then, it's just him whining about things he obviously cannot prove.
As for the "stalking" and "harassment," that's just Donald-speak for people he disagrees with who submit comments to his blog posts without his express permission. Yeah, he did tell me I'm banned, and yeah, I do (sometimes) submit a comment to those posts on his blog where he talks about me, even though I know it makes his heart hurt. Cry me a river... Given all his lies, I just don't have time for Drama Queen Donald, too. Dishonest Donald needs to grow a pair, and stop whining because I submit comments to his moderated blog when he posts about me... or any other time, either.
The allegations of threats to his family are fiction. There have been no cyber threats to any member of his family by me or anyone I know. Donald Douglas is lying.
As to my "continuing campaign to undermine the foundations of the country with a clandestine Marxist program of communist subterfuge," it's apparently so clandestine that Dishonest Don cannot quote or cite a single example of what he's talking about where I am concerned. Lotta talk, but not a whole lot of substance.
To put it plainly, "Hatesac3" can't stand the fact that today's Democrat Party is a socialist party with a large number of members in government who have allied with --- and provided aid and comfort to --- real live communists in furtherance of an ideological agenda that continues to shift this country away from its founding as a classically liberal democracy.Is there anyone here that thinks Dishonest Donald Douglas will back any of these accusations with documented facts? Of course not... Lotta talk, not a lot of substance.
Look, if Dishonest Don believes that today's Democrat [sic] party is a socialist party, all Donald needs to do is define his terms, and cite specifics. (This is something Donald very seldom--if ever--does, however.) Socialism means a specific thing, and it isn't "anything to the left of the Republic party, politically." Dishonest Donald can accuse anyone of anything he likes... but if all he offers is his blather, there's no reason anyone need believe him or take him seriously. The ability to form words and sentences in no way implies the necessity that those sentences express truth. It's baby simple to make some crazy allegation. The hard part--the part Dishonest Donald Douglas consistently fails to even attempt to do--is to prove one's allegations and accusations have merit.
The Democratic party has a platform. It's in writing and everything. I've no doubt that socialist and communist parties, both here in America and elsewhere, ALSO have documented pillars, goals, and plans. Democrats (and communists and socialists, too) say and do things that either do or do not match the platform or pillars of the Democratic, Communist, or Socialist party. If Donald wants to name any of these "large number of members [Democrats] in government who have allied with --- and provided aid and comfort to --- real live communists," and actually show whatever documentation he'd offering, that would be one thing... But all Dishonest Donald ever does is make wild-eyed allegations, and ignore all requests for proof, pleading that "everyone knows, or should know." It's bandwagoneering bullshit, plain and simple.
"After a long rambling post of incoherent denials about the fundamental anarcho-communism and anti-Semitism riddled throughout the Occupy movement..."Sorry, Donald... Very little of my last post was about communism or anti-semitism. in fact, this was about it:
"As for Donald's other specious charge, anti-semitism, that's just bullshit on it's face. Donald is just flat out lying, and the fact that he fails to even attempt to support the lie should be all the proof one needs to see. Alleging the moon is cerise pink doesn't make it so, anymore than Dishonest Don accusing his many enemies (or even just one) of anti-semitism does.Short, sweet, to the point. I guess I could've made my discussion of Donald's anti-semitism allegation shorter, if these few sentences were too hard for ol' Dishonest Don to follow:
The only folks who seem thrilled by the few anti-semitic attacks there have been at/around Occupy protests are the conservatives posting and regurgitating videos of them on their blogs and shriekingly accusing every Occupier of being just like this one guy (when generally, the video in question shows other Occupiers ignoring the guy, if not outright arguing against his bigotry.)"
Let's hope that's not too "incoherent" for him to understand.
"Joe McCarthy investigated communists in government. McCarthy was right. He may have gone overboard, but the facts show that real communists had infiltrated the United States government. They were directed by Moscow and they were causing real damage to national security. Again, not all those accused by McCarthy were deemed national security threats, but when progressives throw out the "McCarthyism" card they're deceptively and malignantly casting a smokescreen in front of their support for Marxist-Leninist ideologies and goals. This is sinister. And that is why Walter James "Occupy" Casper continues his attempts hide behind the "McCarthyism" smear while working underground to destroy his political enemies through multifarious smear jobs, campaigns of workplace harassment and threats to freedom of speech, as well as cyber threats to the families of his enemies."No, when progressives throw out the "McCarthyism" charge they're saying that the person they're accusing is going overboard, accusing and investigating thousands in the hope of finding ten. They're accusing that person or group of fear-mongering, creating distrust for one's neighbors, and generally doing more harm than good, both to individuals and to our American values, in the process.
And again... Dishonest Donald can allege "support for Marxist-Leninist ideologies and goals" until he's blue in the face, but until he backs the allegation with something more substantial than his say-so, he might just as well not bother talking. He's offering no evidence.
"multifarious smear jobs" - Quoting Donald, and explaining why much of what he says isn't worth the electrons with which his screeds are printed?
"campaigns of workplace harassment" - Sadly no, Donald. I have never engaged in any campaign of workplace harassment. Donald Douglas is lying.
"threats to freedom of speech" - Threats to freedom of speech? (This is a new one, and I haven't the foggiest clue what Dishonest Donald is referring to, here...) As far as I can tell, Donald Douglas is free to blow his horn of bullshit anywhere he wishes, including here at this blog. The only thing Dishonest Don not free to do, is avoid having folks tell him and the world how sour his notes sound, and how bad his playing is, when he does blow that horn of bullshit plenty.
"cyber threats to the families of his enemies" - Another Donald Douglas lie. No matter how many times he repeats it, it still never happened.
Donald can make accusations... but he does not--and cannot--back them up with any evidence. (Lets face it... EVERYTHING that has ever gone on between Donald Douglas and I has taken place in print, online. If I did it, there should be evidence of it. That he refuses to disclose ANY should tell you all you need to know.)
"Walter James "Occupy" Casper III is ready to attack his enemies as "McCarthyites" while malignantly turning his eyes from the horrors of tens of millions killed in the name of the very ideology he's pushing."I suppose I might attack somebody as a "McCarthyite" somewhere, sometime... but so far, I haven't... but Donald STILL hasn't shown--y'know, with evidence and examples, I mean--the ideology I'm pushing, let alone whether that particular ideology is responsible for the death of anyone. Lotta talk, not a lot of substance.
Donald follows this with a quote of and link to accusations David Horowitz makes about Barbara Lee... ...and you know what? There's no documentation there, either. Just David Horowitz doin' the same kinda substance free talking on his site that Donald did in this post... ...and does pretty regularly at American Power.
The bottom line on Dishonest Donald Douglas is, I call BULLSHIT.
Show your hand, Donald, or admit that all you have to offer is the one lonely old and faded joker before us.
We feel sorry for ya Donald... but you are who you are. When push comes to shove, you're all hat, no cattle. You talk, talk, talk, but you never say anything. Without backing evidence, all your allegations and accusations might just as well be farts in a windstorm. You're nothing but a liar, and you kinda suck at it, besides.
Put up or shut up, Dr. Douglas.
Time since Dishonest Don's previous lash-out/lie: 24 hours, on the nose.
Dishonest Donald Douglas is a lying sack of shit... ...and day by day, post by slimy post, he proves it for all the world to see...
(The least he could do is get creative, and blame me for bombing the World Trade Center in 93, or being "patient zero" for AIDS, or something... I mean, if he's lying his fool ass off anyway, why not go to town? Somebody kidnapped that Lindbergh baby... Maybe it was me. Do we really know who killed Laura Palmer, or who shot JR? I just might be the man... Come on, Don... If you're going to lie, at least lie better.)
((Of course, there is another possibility that I hadn't considered up to now... This may just be a clever ploy...))
Kevin, it's possible that Dishonest Don might want you to find him a picture of Joe McCarthy, shirtless, to add to his collection of "stroke victims," if ya know what I mean...
Your mission, should you decide to accept it...