Tag Archives: Useful Idiots


 Brunswick poster boy?

A few readers have written to support spoiled Greenwich communist and Darien Flopccupy attendee Cole Strangler for his “youthful idealism”. Hmm – let’s look at what this product of Brunswick espouses: a terrorist society, the enslavement of the citizenry, torture, bone-grinding poverty, suppression of free speech, secret police, gulags, murder of anyone who wears eyeglasses, a  “Cultural Revolution”, state propaganda masquerading as the only officially permitted “art” , forced starvation, tens of millions dead   – have I missed anything? If I have, surely this “student of international history” can add more.

So what is this “idealism” my readers find so attractive, so worthy of defense? I suggest that, were Strangler advocating the return of the Third Reich he would not be so warmly applauded but then again, perhaps I’m wrong – haters of individual freedom know no boundaries to their zealotry.

UPDATE: Some asshole has just been tossed into the dustbin of history – that would be the spam file – for writing to tell me that this post proves I’m an anti-Semite. I don’t mind stupidity – I post all or most of Dollar Bill’s screeds – but to interpret a disapproving reference to Nazis as proof of anti-Semitism is so very, very stupid that I’m really not interested in anything else the former reader might have to say. Some people just shouldn’t be allowed access to crayons.


Filed under Uncategorized

The best argument against shutting down the State Department (and Brunswick) I’ve ever read

Useful idiots

Cole Stangler is a student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where he studies [sic]  International History .Imagine if this communist were to join the State Department and set loose on the world to “represent” our interests? Of course he’d receive a warm welcome in Foggy Bottom where he’d serve with others of his ilk but for those of us who aren’t communists, the prospect is daunting.

Here’s his take on Che Guevara. You really should read the whole thing but this excerpt will demonstrate what the mush-for-brains idiot is thinking and planning.

British-Pakistani historian Tariq Ali’s reaction to the assassination of Che Guevara on October 12, 1967 was shared by an entire generation of leftists, activists, and youth hopeful for change. Setting aside long-standing debates regarding some of Guevara’s misdeeds, [emphasis added] it’s safe to say Che was the unquestionable symbol of global revolution. He was born in Argentina, became a revolutionary in Cuba, appeared as a statesman at the United Nations in New York City, and returned to the guerilla struggle in Africa and South America. His youthful dynamism, energy, optimism and sense of international solidarity in the pursuit of collective liberation were remarkable and inspirational traits. He was, in the fullest sense of the word, an icon.

As the thirty-fourth anniversary of Che’s death passes, our generation is mourning the death of one could be considered a cultural equivalent—Apple CEO Steve Jobs. At this point, the attention given to Job’s death parallels, if not surpasses, that given to Che’s in 1967. One only wonders if, like Tariq Ali’s generation, an entire generation of youth will “recall every small detail of the day” that Jobs died. This doesn’t seem all that unlikely.

Facebook statuses and profile photos were updated in homage to the head of the corporate giant, and opinion pages worldwide were filled with glowing reflections. My mom sent me an “inspirational” quote of his, and a friend commented on how he watched Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford after hearing the news of the CEO’s passing. Nearly everyone was in agreement: Jobs was a visionary who helped define one of the most important technological achievements in human history. He also had an apparently extraordinary ability to anticipate what consumers would want before they even knew it: “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them,” Jobs famously said.

That this last point has been celebrated is quite chilling for a number of reasons, but it is also remarkably fitting for an entire generation that has internalized the values of corporate capitalism and mass consumption. Jobs created and oversaw a profit-yielding machine that could apparently shape human preferences into desiring more of his company’s products. While Ernesto Guevara represented global solidarity in fighting oppression [emphasis added], our modern icon celebrated and perpetuated the idea that, well, there are really cool things that we must buy—we must own these cool things so we can consume them. Then we repeat this cycle because it makes us feel good.

Having demonstrated his ability to suck $400,000 from his parents for a Brunswick “education” and learn nothing from it, it’s too much to hope that young Cole will read anything of substance during his current stay at Georgetown but other readers might be interested in an alternative to a very stupid sophomore’s hagiography of Che.

The cult of Ernesto Che Guevara is an episode in the moral callousness of our time. Che was a totalitarian. He achieved nothing but disaster. Many of the early leaders of the Cuban Revolution favored a democratic or democratic-socialist direction for the new Cuba. But Che was a mainstay of the hardline pro-Soviet faction, and his faction won. Che presided over the Cuban Revolution’s first firing squads. He founded Cuba’s “labor camp” system—the system that was eventually employed to incarcerate gays, dissidents, and AIDS victims. To get himself killed, and to get a lot of other people killed, was central to Che’s imagination. In the famous essay in which he issued his ringing call for “two, three, many Vietnams,” he also spoke about martyrdom and managed to compose a number of chilling phrases: “Hatred as an element of struggle; unbending hatred for the enemy, which pushes a human being beyond his natural limitations, making him into an effective, violent, selective, and cold-blooded killing machine. This is what our soldiers must become …”— and so on. He was killed in Bolivia in 1967, leading a guerrilla movement that had failed to enlist a single Bolivian peasant. And yet he succeeded in inspiring tens of thousands of middle class Latin-Americans to exit the universities and organize guerrilla insurgencies of their own. And these insurgencies likewise accomplished nothing, except to bring about the death of hundreds of thousands, and to set back the cause of Latin-American democracy—a tragedy on the hugest scale.

i certainly don’t begrudge this stupid, silly boy his passion for terrorists and communists and if he wants to enslave his fellow citizens well, we’ve survived such threats before and can surely rid ourselves of the like of Cole Stangler. But I am concerned that he’s part of Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service from which, unbelievably, the State Department often draws recruits. Alone, a spoiled Greenwich kid is no threat to anyone; lurking behind the scenes at the State Department is another matter entirely.


Filed under Uncategorized

Aw, this is cute

Here you go, chump

Mr. Cole Strangler, recent Brunswick graduate, having moved out of his parents’ mansion and given back the Christmas presents tagged with his name and awaiting him under the tree, has moved to a cardboard box on Wall Street and gone on welfare. Not to be outdone, here’s Dollar Bill, who cashed in his retirement plans and is giving his money to the poor, including Cole. That’s dedication to the cause and a complete refutation of the charges of hypocrisy levelled against both men.


Filed under Uncategorized

Two hundred fifty years of history says he’s wrong but no one ever claimed Henry Blodget was smart

Blodget's walk of shame

Blodget: Steve Jobs didn’t create jobs, customers did. In Blodgett’s world, the creative force in employment is people who consume things. Steve Jobs created something that no one knew was needed – the iPad, for instance, but that produced no jobs. Only when consumers came out of the woodwork to buy what hadn’t existed before were factories manned and set to work.

And what if the iPad was not invented? What would those factories be producing for Blodget’s millions of consumers? He doesn’t say.

He does say,however, in an eerie echo of the looters in Atlas Shrugged, that inventors and entrepreneurs, useless though they be, can be taxed as heavily as the non-producers see fit because these people will keep inventing, keep being creative because – well, just because.

Blodget is creating something new here himself, a sort of ill-thought-out post-Marxism. Marx argued that it was factory workers, not capitalists, that create surplus value or, if you will, “wealth”. Blodget tosses those workers into the dustbin of history and posits that it is consumers purchasing what the factories and their workers produce that actually generate wealth. By this logic, we could confiscate every dollar earned by capitalists, inventors and assembly line workers redistribute that money to the worthless non-working surplus population and make everyone a millionaire through the increased spending of the food stamp horde. That may work for Mr. Blodget but not so well, I think, in a real world.

To his credit, Blodget did seem to attempt to prove his new theory by committing several felonies and, had he consented to go to jail, would have created jobs, and wealth, for a handful of prison guards. That he dodged that fate via plea bargain is sensible but hardly a testament to his willingness to help the poor.

The man’s an idiot, a looter and a thief, and in general, a very bad person. May he and his like keep the Devil’s minions employed for eternity.


Filed under Uncategorized

If the goal is to destroy our energy supplies, windmills R us


Buzzard hits home

Windmills shut down and new ones blocked – boids is dying. The Dollar Bills of this country aren’t interested in keeping our economy growing – why should they, when they despise consumerism and consumers themselves?

The plan is to bring everything down: shut down nukes, banish coal, destroy hydro-electric dams, block transmission lines,  stop fracking and LNG,  eliminate gasoline, did I miss anything? Oh – wind power – don’t wanna hurt no kangaroo.

Name one source of energy – just one source – that the Mr. Bills support. I sure can’t. Unless you count propeller beanies, and I don’t.


Filed under Uncategorized

Useful idiots

Oliver Stone’s pean to Hugo Chavez is a huge hit in Venice, as is the strongman himself.

And of course, they adore Michael Moore.

And just as Stalin repaid his useful idiots in the west, Chavez continues to shut down freedom in his country, all to wild applause of Hollywood and the communists of Europe. Yesterday, Chavez announced he’s closing another two dozen radio stations, half way now towards his target of 100.

Nothing much to do about Europe – I think it was doomed by World War I, but I stopped sending Hollywood money several years ago and will continue that one-man boycott for the foreseeable future. I refuse to sell them the rope they’ll use to hang me, let alone buy it for them.


Filed under Uncategorized

Last anti-Chavez TV station to be shut down

Death to America, amigo!

Death to America, amigo!

Jimmy Carter was unavailable for comment.

Comments Off on Last anti-Chavez TV station to be shut down

Filed under Uncategorized

You voted for change, you got it – suck it up

Letter from an AIG FP employee expressing shock that he and his colleagues were treated unfairly. He reminds me of Michael Moore, dumbstruck that Osama hit New York – “doesn’t he know we voted for Kerry?” Useful idiots.This guy was in finance for the same reason I’m in real estate: not to make money, heaven forfend, but to help our fellow man. Cry me a river.

Personally I hate this system, I fear for the future of America and
the world and I and many of my colleagues strongly supported
candidates of change like Obama because we could see something was
amiss. I will tell you though, what was amiss was not that a bunch of
hard working, highly motivated and intelligent individuals working in
finance got paid a lot, what was amiss was that the wider culture led
by people like W Bush and Dick Fuld and Jimmy Cayne set and reinforced
the example that money was the ultimate arbiter of goodness and
rightness and that people who stuck to their traditional values and
actually cared about the institutions they worked in and refused to do
crappy business that would blow up their banks were sidelined and
underpaid and made to feel like fools for “not getting it”.

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Is it too mean-spirited to hope for a blizzard tomorrow?

Outdoor “We are One Inaugural Concert” scheduled for Lincoln Memorial Sunday. Not that I wish any particular harm to that old commie, Pete Seeger, but at 97, perhaps he’d rethink his plans to perform if faced with 75 mph winds and sleet and snow. And if not well then, Pete, “so long, it’s been good to know yuh”.


1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized