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I Am Spartacus
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Ray Keller
2013-08-16 02:39:21 UTC
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I Am Spartacus
Posted on August 15, 2013
I am Spartacus* because for all too long I stayed quiet. I stayed quiet
because baby needed shoes (often literally) and I needed work in a biased
field that would blacklist me as soon as they knew my true self.

I allowed my loyalties and beliefs to be assumed from external appearances
and origins - I allowed them to believe I must be extreme left because I'm
female, of Latin origin, and have somewhat more than a Master's degree in
Modern Languages and Literature. (I would go back for the doctorate, I would,
but I'm not willing to stay quiet anymore.) Those years of festering silence
weigh within me, and in the scales of eternal justice I'm afraid I'll get
counted with the enemies of Liberty, because I was quiet, I consented.

I am no longer quiet.

I am Spartacus writ small. I am Spartacus praying that I never need to stand
physically facing the might of the largest power the world has ever known. I
can tell who would lose. Because of that I am battling in the mind, to avoid
the evil hour as long as I can yet. Maybe, if a miracle occurs, to avoid it
altogether.

I'm fully aware that even in this battle of the mind the consequences can be
death or worse. I'm fully aware that once you identify as an enemy of the
utopia to come - or even if you just fall in a category they don't like -
there are a million ways for death to come: in the dark of night, with a
bullet to the back of the head, like the Polish officers in the Katyn forest;
in public trials like the people who thought "if only Stalin knew"; in the
despair of an engineered famine like the victims of the holomodor. No, we
haven't got there yet, but there are ways for a living death too: anyone know
where Nakoula B. Nakoula is? And we won't talk of the unjustified hounding
of the lady who runs True the Vote. There are ways to drive you to darkness
and despair, even now. And if they can get away with it, it will only get
worse.

I am Spartacus because they think a hellish mix of Brave New World and 1984
is a consummation devoutly to be hoped for.

I am Spartacus because I have two sons and might have grandchildren. For the
generations uncounted ahead, mine or others, with my blood or not, I am
Spartacus so they don't have to live with a boot stomping on a human face
forever.

I am Spartacus because our institutions are being corrupted, our system of
checks and balances ignored, and we're being ruled by Imperial Dictate by a
blind man who sees the world through instruments and his instrument is an
ideology made of Hegelian dialectic and fury signifying nothing and leading
to death.

I am Spartacus because our betters have decided that the national debt no
longer needs to be reported and that it will now simply be copy pasted from
the total about two weeks ago, forever. And because they believe this can go
on forever.

I am Spartacus because our media are palace eunuchs gazing avidly at the
harem of power and stroking their impotent pens in time to the rape of our
liberties.

I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

I am Spartacus because our voting system is corrupted beyond belief and the
political elites have sewn themselves into a cocoon of fraud, via
mail-in-ballots and voter fraud and fight against any attempt to clean the
mess even minimally - because they know they'd never win another election
again, if the elections were only as corrupt as they are, say, in India.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because a Rodeo Clown CAN laugh at the king. As can we all.
As SHOULD we all.

I am Spartacus because of a bloodied handprint on the wall of an embassy in
Benghazi. I am Spartacus because four men were abandoned to die, and might
have been set up to do so.

I am Spartacus because of 300 and some murdered Mexicans so the precious
flowers in DC could prove their false-but-accurate inner truth in the
ridiculous, vile plot that was Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because you can't get blood from a stone or money from people
who have been hanging on by their fingertips and because you can only run the
printing presses so fast.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because political speech should not be punished with audits.

I am Spartacus because while the United States isn't blameless - which human
institution is? - it has nothing to apologize for, and a tour of apology
should have been enough for a treason trial. It gives aid and comfort to the
enemy and endangers the Republic.

I am Spartacus because of the UNREAD Obamacare bill, passed by legalistic
shennenigans and putting my life in the hands of bureaucrats.

I am Spartacus because the Founding Fathers are turning in their graves so
fast that if we put leads in there, we'd solve all our energy problems -
forever.

I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

I am Spartacus because summer of recovery 1, and 2, and 3, and 4, and 5. and?

I am Spartacus because at some point you have made enough money - AND THAT'S
FOR YOU TO DECIDE, not bureaucrats. And if you never think you've made
enough money, that's your decision.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because I want the government to leave me alone.

I am Spartacus because I DID build that.

I am Spartacus because our schools are horrendous, and now we don't even have
standards - or requirements - to learn American history or culture in the
schools. It's permitted not to teach them at all. Or to teach whatever
crazy version you please.

I am Spartacus because the Feds have no business in education - none.

I am Spartacus because wise Latina does not qualify you for the most powerful
law body in the land - no race, not ethnicity, no characteristic of birth or
position SHOULD. Only hard work and intelligence and devotion to the
constitution.

I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

I am Spartacus because I'm tired of everything being "racist" or "sexist" as
a means of stopping speech.

I am Spartacus because of insanity over brown bagging it, and women in chain
mail bikinis - and these are my middle fingers at all that.

I am Spartacus because there are crimes so great, so heinous, so horrible
that they scream to the ages for vengeance and cleansing and their horror
cracks the vault of heaven.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.

I am Spartacus because Benghazi.

To stop the crazy train, to preserve as much as I can of the greatest nation
the world has ever known, I Am Spartacus.

To this end I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.

And no, I don't think it's a joke. This has long since stopped being just a
game.

*The Spartacus this refers to is the myth of the brave slave standing
against the Roman empire and how everyone claims to be him in the climatic
scene. The original book, as written, was a lance thrust at the US by having
Rome as a stand in, and made some sort of paradise out of ancient Germania.
We won't go into that. Rome was unspeakably vile, but withal, it was as much
more civilized than its neighbors as we are from people who behead seven year
olds in honor killings.
Winston_Smith
2013-08-16 03:00:41 UTC
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:39:21 -0700, "Ray Keller"
Post by Ray Keller
I Am Spartacus
Spartacus the Spammer. Has a ring to it. I like it.
Kickin' Asss and Takin' Names
2013-08-16 05:22:07 UTC
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On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:39:21 -0700, "Ray Keller"
Post by Ray Keller
I Am Spartacus
Posted on August 15, 2013
I am Spartacus* because for all too long I stayed quiet. I stayed quiet
because baby needed shoes (often literally) and I needed work in a biased
field that would blacklist me as soon as they knew my true self.
I allowed my loyalties and beliefs to be assumed from external appearances
and origins - I allowed them to believe I must be extreme left because I'm
female, of Latin origin, and have somewhat more than a Master's degree in
Modern Languages and Literature. (I would go back for the doctorate, I would,
but I'm not willing to stay quiet anymore.) Those years of festering silence
weigh within me, and in the scales of eternal justice I'm afraid I'll get
counted with the enemies of Liberty, because I was quiet, I consented.
I am no longer quiet.
I am Spartacus writ small. I am Spartacus praying that I never need to stand
physically facing the might of the largest power the world has ever known. I
can tell who would lose. Because of that I am battling in the mind, to avoid
the evil hour as long as I can yet. Maybe, if a miracle occurs, to avoid it
altogether.
I'm fully aware that even in this battle of the mind the consequences can be
death or worse. I'm fully aware that once you identify as an enemy of the
utopia to come - or even if you just fall in a category they don't like -
there are a million ways for death to come: in the dark of night, with a
bullet to the back of the head, like the Polish officers in the Katyn forest;
in public trials like the people who thought "if only Stalin knew"; in the
despair of an engineered famine like the victims of the holomodor. No, we
haven't got there yet, but there are ways for a living death too: anyone know
where Nakoula B. Nakoula is? And we won't talk of the unjustified hounding
of the lady who runs True the Vote. There are ways to drive you to darkness
and despair, even now. And if they can get away with it, it will only get
worse.
I am Spartacus because they think a hellish mix of Brave New World and 1984
is a consummation devoutly to be hoped for.
I am Spartacus because I have two sons and might have grandchildren. For the
generations uncounted ahead, mine or others, with my blood or not, I am
Spartacus so they don't have to live with a boot stomping on a human face
forever.
I am Spartacus because our institutions are being corrupted, our system of
checks and balances ignored, and we're being ruled by Imperial Dictate by a
blind man who sees the world through instruments and his instrument is an
ideology made of Hegelian dialectic and fury signifying nothing and leading
to death.
I am Spartacus because our betters have decided that the national debt no
longer needs to be reported and that it will now simply be copy pasted from
the total about two weeks ago, forever. And because they believe this can go
on forever.
I am Spartacus because our media are palace eunuchs gazing avidly at the
harem of power and stroking their impotent pens in time to the rape of our
liberties.
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.
I am Spartacus because our voting system is corrupted beyond belief and the
political elites have sewn themselves into a cocoon of fraud, via
mail-in-ballots and voter fraud and fight against any attempt to clean the
mess even minimally - because they know they'd never win another election
again, if the elections were only as corrupt as they are, say, in India.
I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because a Rodeo Clown CAN laugh at the king. As can we all.
As SHOULD we all.
I am Spartacus because of a bloodied handprint on the wall of an embassy in
Benghazi. I am Spartacus because four men were abandoned to die, and might
have been set up to do so.
I am Spartacus because of 300 and some murdered Mexicans so the precious
flowers in DC could prove their false-but-accurate inner truth in the
ridiculous, vile plot that was Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because you can't get blood from a stone or money from people
who have been hanging on by their fingertips and because you can only run the
printing presses so fast.
I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because political speech should not be punished with audits.
I am Spartacus because while the United States isn't blameless - which human
institution is? - it has nothing to apologize for, and a tour of apology
should have been enough for a treason trial. It gives aid and comfort to the
enemy and endangers the Republic.
I am Spartacus because of the UNREAD Obamacare bill, passed by legalistic
shennenigans and putting my life in the hands of bureaucrats.
I am Spartacus because the Founding Fathers are turning in their graves so
fast that if we put leads in there, we'd solve all our energy problems -
forever.
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.
I am Spartacus because summer of recovery 1, and 2, and 3, and 4, and 5. and?
I am Spartacus because at some point you have made enough money - AND THAT'S
FOR YOU TO DECIDE, not bureaucrats. And if you never think you've made
enough money, that's your decision.
I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because I want the government to leave me alone.
I am Spartacus because I DID build that.
I am Spartacus because our schools are horrendous, and now we don't even have
standards - or requirements - to learn American history or culture in the
schools. It's permitted not to teach them at all. Or to teach whatever
crazy version you please.
I am Spartacus because the Feds have no business in education - none.
I am Spartacus because wise Latina does not qualify you for the most powerful
law body in the land - no race, not ethnicity, no characteristic of birth or
position SHOULD. Only hard work and intelligence and devotion to the
constitution.
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.
I am Spartacus because I'm tired of everything being "racist" or "sexist" as
a means of stopping speech.
I am Spartacus because of insanity over brown bagging it, and women in chain
mail bikinis - and these are my middle fingers at all that.
I am Spartacus because there are crimes so great, so heinous, so horrible
that they scream to the ages for vengeance and cleansing and their horror
cracks the vault of heaven.
I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.
I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.
I am Spartacus because Fast and Furious.
I am Spartacus because Benghazi.
To stop the crazy train, to preserve as much as I can of the greatest nation
the world has ever known, I Am Spartacus.
To this end I pledge my life, my fortune and my sacred honor.
And no, I don't think it's a joke. This has long since stopped being just a
game.
*The Spartacus this refers to is the myth of the brave slave standing
against the Roman empire and how everyone claims to be him in the climatic
scene. The original book, as written, was a lance thrust at the US by having
Rome as a stand in, and made some sort of paradise out of ancient Germania.
We won't go into that. Rome was unspeakably vile, but withal, it was as much
more civilized than its neighbors as we are from people who behead seven year
olds in honor killings.
Dream that up all by yourself, did you?

Or did you copy and paste it from the Freepers?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3055260/posts

Either way, what a load of bullshit.
George Plimpton
2013-08-16 05:57:47 UTC
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[trotskyite bullshit]
You are fuckwitticus. Fuck off. I mean it.
aezael
2013-08-28 20:11:53 UTC
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On Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:22:07 -0400, Kickin' Asss and Takin' Names
<***@hotmail.com> wrote:
You are just one of thousands of people who really believe that the
people you voted into office are just nursing off the national teat
for no other reason that they want to get rich by being a
representative of the United States of America and being able
to control the flow of money, and that will in the long run cause We
The People to be no longer in charge and when that happens I will
no longer be here to see the results of a stupid people who could
not see what their representatives are doing to destroy the United
States of America.

Paul K. Dickman
2013-08-16 19:52:44 UTC
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Post by Ray Keller
I Am Spartacus
Posted on August 15, 2013
I am Spartacus* because for all too long I stayed quiet. I stayed quiet
because baby needed shoes (often literally) and I needed work in a biased
field that would blacklist me as soon as they knew my true self.
I allowed my loyalties and beliefs to be assumed from external appearances
and origins - I allowed them to believe I must be extreme left because I'm
female, of Latin origin, and have somewhat more than a Master's degree in
Modern Languages and Literature. (I would go back for the doctorate, I
would, but I'm not willing to stay quiet anymore.) Those years of
festering silence weigh within me, and in the scales of eternal justice
I'm afraid I'll get counted with the enemies of Liberty, because I was
quiet, I consented.
SNIP
Post by Ray Keller
*The Spartacus this refers to is the myth of the brave slave standing
against the Roman empire and how everyone claims to be him in the climatic
scene. The original book, as written, was a lance thrust at the US by
having Rome as a stand in, and made some sort of paradise out of ancient
Germania. We won't go into that. Rome was unspeakably vile, but withal,
it was as much more civilized than its neighbors as we are from people who
behead seven year olds in honor killings.
You do realize that Spartacus was killed and his followers were captured and
crucified all along the Appian way from Rome to Capua.
The Roman Empire continued blissfully on for another 500 years (1500 if you
include Constantinople)

Other Bits of trivia include the fact that Spartacus was one of Karl Marx's
heroes.
And the original book was written by Howard Fast while he was in jail for
defying the House Committee on Un-American Activities. He had to publish it
himself because he blacklisted by the publishing industry.

Paul K. Dickman
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