Wednesday, September 30, 2009
One sycophant among the DailyKos crowd even went by the pseudonym, "EdwardsRaysofSunshine". I'd just like to point out that when I said in 2006 that 2008 was not going to be the year of the white male presidential candidate and America would not elect its 44th consecutive white male president in 2008 -- not even John Edwards -- I was right and DailyKos' Edwards sycophants were all wet. They could and did ban me from DailyKos, but they couldn't ban reality from the presidential race. The reality was that the days of America automatically investing its hopes in white men were and are over.
As we all know by now, if we have access to Google, DailyKos was started by a man who admits that he was training at the CIA for two years -- 2001 until 2003 -- simultaneous with starting DailyKos. So, everything that comes out of that site should and must be looked at through a CIA psy-ops lens. And everyone who knowingly works with Moulitsas Zúñiga is spite of their knowledge of his roots in the CIA is someone who cannot be trusted. Eventually, Moulitsas Zúñiga will show himself to be as trustworthy as John Edwards.
Now, some people will wonder how I can assert that Moulitsas, a Latino, has gotten where he is in large part because he is a white man, running on the Horacio Alger "immigrant-up-from-poverty" image that Truth About Kos has proved is an utter fabrication, from the "immigrant"-born-in-Chicago start to Overseas Private Investment Council million dollar loan guarantees for his "family business" finish.
The simple answer is that Moulitsas is not a Latino in the normally understood sense of the word. He is a half-Greek Chicago born person who looks white and acknowledges that his Attitude Toward Latinos and Hispanics is "detached selfishness".
Being Latino isn't simply a matter of having one parent from El Salvador. It's an attitude, a political, cultural and linguistic belonging and a commitment that he simply doesn't share, if he is to be taken at his word.
Some people ask me if I am obsessed with Markos Moulitsas. In fact, I am very concerned about many characters whom I see straining for power in the United States, one of whom is a two-year CIA trainee whose blog includes virtually no Black or Latino participation, but who nonetheless says he is going to "Crash the Gates" of the Democratic Party and remake the Party in his own all white attitude of "detached selfishness" toward the key constituencies of the Democratic Party: women, Blacks, Latinos, gays and lesbians . . .
To me, asking me if I am obsessed with Moulitsas would be like asking a Black man in 1950 in Mississippi if he was "obsessed" with the threat posed by the Klu Klux Klan. Any Black man who wasn't at least concerned had to be in the deepest kind of denial - - a kind that would make him more vulnerable to the Klan than those who could see their own circumstances more clearly.
As I said above, Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga will soon be proved to be -- in addition to a CIA trainee -- an embarrassment to everyone who defended him as the evidence against him was mounting -- just like John Edwards. At some point, perhaps e.g. if it becomes public knowledge that he was in a gay relationship when he wrote his now notorious letter vehemently opposing ALL gay participation in the US military, people of all political stripes will be compelled to realize and accept that The Great CIA-Trained Markos Moulitsas is no grander and no more real than the tin man from the Wizard of Oz. But, he is more dangerous, particularly to the Democratic Party, to the degree that anyone takes his pronouncements seriously.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This post is in response to a post I read over at Jack and Jill Politics, entitled, "Jill [Contee] is Headed to Blogging While Brown on Friday."
I'd be really interested to know how a panel at Blogging While Brown came to be named "Netroots in Action"? I did a study of the whitosphere's Netroots Nation website last year and I discovered that there was not ONE SINGLE INSTANCE of the following words being used on the website for the 2008 conference: "Black", "African-American", "Latino" and "Diversity". Of course it makes sense that "diversity" would NEVER be used on the website since Gina Cooper told the Washington Post last year, "I hate to use the word 'diversity'". Yeah, Gina, and it shows. "A Diversity of Opinion, if Not Opinionators: At the Yearly Kos Bloggers' Convention, a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males" By Jose Antonio Vargas Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, August 6, 2007; Page C01
So, what I can't understand is why we Blacks have adopted the term "Netroots in Action" when the whitosphere's Netroots doesn't mention us even ONE SINGLE TIME in the program of THEIR yearly conference. Why don't we call it "Afrosphere in Action", for example.
Those whites refuse to type the word "Black" even once in their online Netroots Nation program. They refuse to type the phrase "African American" even once. And pseudo-Latino Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga won't even put the word "Latino" even once in the program of the Netroots Nation. But that shouldn't surprise us, because he has said he ISN'T Latino in the past. After a week in which he was obliged to write about "racism" on campus during college for his college newspaper, he wrote in the college newspaper that he was relieved not to have to think about "racism" anymore:
"And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion (sic) made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. THEY would never be able to escape who THEY were." (Capital letters added.) "Markos Moulitsas: A Lifetime Insensitive to Democratic Constituencies"
I think that when he said, "THEY", he was referring to those poor suffering Blacks and Latinos, with whom Markos Moulitsas had nothing at all in common.
So, you know what the result of calling a panel at this conference "Netroots in Action" will be, right? When the press covers the conference, they will say it is part of the netroots (white people) and white bloggers will get credit for putting on and accepting a conference that they have absolutely nothing to do with.
And those in the whitosphere will say, "Look, the netroots are integrated!" We have all of those Black people (segregated) over there at 'our' Netroots Blogging While Black conference!" And the whole point of naming the conference "Blogging While Black" wlll be rhetorically lost.
To me, this is a strategic mistake of phenomenal proportions.
Well, but then who am I to tell people what to do? Go ahead and call your sweat and hard work netroots and thereby give Gina Cooper part of the credit for your efforts, even though she's told a national newspaper, "I hate to use the word diversity!" Next year, you can have a panel called the "David Duke Conference of Blogosphere Diversity."
When the press comes to Blogging While Black, be sure to use the term "netroots" as often as possible, so that CIA trained Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas (2 years training to be a "secret agent" of the CIA) can take credit for all of the work that you've done, AND have political cover for his virtually all-lilly-white Netroots Nation conference.
Oh yeah! And while you're calling using the name "Netroots", remember that those Netroots didn't give you Black people even one single State Blogger Chair on the floor of the Democratic National Convention. THAT Netroots corps was ALL-WHITE!
I'm not done yet! I keep asking myself how Black people can bear to have anything at all to do with a 2-year CIA trainee like Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga? I think the answer is that we are not infiltrating the whiteroots but the whiteroots is infiltrating the afrosphere. SourceWatch.Org And now I discover that our own Jill Tubman (AKA Cheryl Contee of Jack and Jill Politics) is on the Board of Directors of Whiteroots Nation?!
If I were still a member of the AfroSpear (from which I recently resigned) I would propose a rule that no member of the AfroSpear can sit on a board of any agency or corporation which has another board member who has been trained to be a "secret agent" of the CIA. I may be alone in this, but I've always believed that Black people's interests were in direct opposition to the interests being served by the Central Intelligence Agency, and so I see a clear conflict of interests here. The afrosphere was conceived and formed as an alternative to the whitosphere - not as an adjunct to it or a segregated ghetto client state of it.
Maybe Black bloggers are also being infiltrated by the whiteroots through the secretive TownHouse group, of which CIA trainee Moulitsas-Zuñiga is a member. Maybe there are even some Black members of that CIA-sponsored (?) TownHouse Group, and maybe that's why the WhiteRoots find themselves in the highly ironic position of being able to put their "Netroots" whitosphere badge on a panel within our "Blogging While Black" conference.
I would have hoped that Black people had learned something about the risks of infiltration by reading the US Senate's 1976 Report on Co-Intel-Pro, which was the FBI's program of infiltration and annihilation of the Black Panther Party. I guess not.
I'm becoming more and more convinced that the afrosphere has been infiltrated and risks being politically and rhetorically neutered. We had so much promise before we began interacting and collaborating with CIA-trained Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga, who admits that he spent two years in training with the CIA and whose family businesses in El Salvador have received a one million dollar loan guarantee from the US Overseas Private Investment Council (OPIC).
Take a look at THIS website and tell me if Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga has been honest with us about his background, or instead as been perpetrating a cover story as long and involved as all of the James Bond 007 movies put together. (Note the full name of the man listed as the exclusive distributor of table and industrial salt for Mexico's ESSA in Central America. It's the same person listed in Salvadoran Government documents as the "manager" of Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga's family hotel, the Jaltepeque Suites Hotel, which is in turn a unit of Club Joya del Pacífico.)And this is who we're in bed with because we're all "progressives"?
Friday, September 25, 2009
SourceWatch.Org Deletes Markos Moulitsas' CIA Participation from Description of Secretive Townhouse Group
Townhouse is a closed by-invitation-only liberal listserv begun by blogger and Democratic campaign consultant Matt Stoller. Participants agree to keep their information exchanges confidential or risk being banned from the private Townhouse listserv.Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga, who admits that he spent two years training at the CIA while starting his DailyKos blog, is a member of the TownHouse Group. In my mind that fact and the utter secrecy of the group's decisions and actions makes the group inherently suspect.
Today, I received an automatic e-mail from SourceWatch informing me that my edits to the TownHouse Group page have been "reverted", which means that the page is now as it was before I added information to it.
Here is the information that was deleted:
|-||One leading member of the group, Markos C. A. Moulitsas Zúñiga, has admitted that [http://www.cato-unbound.org/2006/10/02/markos-moulitsas/the-case-for-the-libertarian-democrat/ he was a Republican for many years] before he started his blog, DailyKos. While at Northern Illinois State University, [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/08/kos-acknowledges-truth-about-kos-at.html Moulitsas Zúñiga acknowledges], he helped Republican Congressman Henry Hyde get elected. [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/08/kos-acknowledges-truth-about-kos-at.html He also acknowledges] that he wrote a letter to his college newspaper entitled [http://www.northernstar.info/article.php?id=16416&old=1 "Military Right" ], opposing all gay service in the U.S. military. And on June 6, 2006, in an [http://www.commonwealthclub.org/archive/06/06-06zuniga-audio.html address to the Commonwealth Club] in San Francisco, Moulitsas Zúñiga said that he started his DailyKos blog during a two-year period when he was training with the US Central Intelligence Agency, preparing to become an undercover agent of the CIA.||+||==Articles and resources==|
|-||+||===Related SourceWatch articles===|
|-||One blog, [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/08/indictment-of-markos-ca-moulitsas-ziga.html The Truth About Kos], which has been critical both [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/09/ensuring-orthodoxy-among-netroots.html of the secretive Townhouse Group] in general, and of Moulitsas Zuñiga in particular, [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-distinguish-kos-colluding-blogs.html raises questions] about the Townhouse Group by pointing out that at least one of the group's leaders admits that [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-discredit-mamz-marcos-ca.html he was trained by the CIA for undercover work], [http://www.northernstar.info/article.php?id=16416&old=1 opposed all gay service in the military], and [http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2006/0601.wallace-wells.html was a devoted Republican] before starting a blog intended to offer leadership to Democrats.||+|
|-||In the past, Moulitsas stated in writing for is college newspaper that, as concerns identifiable minorities, including Latinos, who suffer discrimination, Moulitsas' attitude is one of [http://www.northernstar.info/article.php?id=31464&old=1" detached selfishness"], [http://truth-about-kos.blogspot.com/2009/09/is-markos-moultisas-kos-of-dailykos.html Truth About Kos]||+|
|-||==Related SourceWatch articles==||+|
At present, there is no "Criticisms" section to the Townhouse Group article at SourceWatch which would make sense if there were no bloggers or others who would criticize a super-secret group that makes and implements policies across a wide but unknown range of blogs.
Considering the efforts to which Markos C. Alberto Moulitsas Zúñiga (MAMZ) and others are going to delete references to MAMZ's audiotaped statement that he spent two years at the CIA, it would appear likely that MAMZ simply did not intend to mention that on June 2, 2006 at the Commonwealth Club, but did so anyway and now he and/or others regret it.
The same must be true of Markos Moulitsas' wedding album whose details connect MAMZ to his "family business" in El Salvador, since the wedding album was taken down as soon as Truth About Kos used the details in the wedding album to explain the international US-Government-sponsored nature of Markos Moulitsas "family business".
Sunday, September 13, 2009
MAMZ claims that he was an important Latino leader at Northern Illinois University, but there is no evidence whatsover to support that claim in the archives of the student newspaper. In fact, I have read every single article there mentioning the name "Moulitsas" (some two or three dozen articles if memory serves me) and not one article at his college newspaper, written by Moulitsas or anyone else, reports that Moulitsas took part in ANY Latinos student activities at all. He was far more concerned with publicly essaying against ALL participation of gays in the US military.
Among the two or three dozen article that carry his name, not a single one reflects the student involvement in favor of Latinos in which Moulitsas he participated. As Fritz Mondale said in a debate with Gary Hart in 1984, "where's the beef?" Where's the evidence?
In fact, the evidence that is available in the NIU archives proves exactly the opposite about MAMZ's claims. After writing a string of articles about "racism", which was a task to which he was involuntarily assigned, he wrote in an opinion piece at NIU,
I was terribly happy to escape the ugliness of a racist world for the safety of my every day-to-day life. Sure, I could always talk against racism, fight ignorance and prejudice wherever I ran into it, yet I would always be looking in from another room and I could always close the door. My life, in my world, in my own detached selfishness.
And as I left the ugly reality of racism behind, it struck me that what was such an easy and trivial exercise for me would be impossible for anyone whose skin color or religious persuassion made them the target of bigotry and discrimination. They would never be able to escape who they were.
Since the articles Moulitsas wrote were about Latinos and Blacks on campus, and since he refers to them as "they", while stating in unambiguous terms that he can and does escape from the "racism" that effects other, by leaving them behind, he is quite clearly disclaiming any public identity or role as a Latino.
Today, when people point out that MAMZ never addresses issues specifically affecting Latinos, and that only 1% of participants at DailyKos are Latino, MAMZ's defenders point out that he is Latino himself, as if his DNA prevents him from ignoring people from El Salvador. We all know from the Clarence Thomas example that no one can conclusively determine another's political orientation strictly on the basis of his skin color or geographical heritage.
Those who have not read the two paragraphs above, or who choose to ignore them, insist that MAMZ cannot be anti-Latino or averse to Latino progress, because he is Latino himself. Moulitsas, however, considers himselt to be a white man who can and does escape "in detached selfishness".
There is considerably more discussion of this topic in my article entitled, "Markos Moulitsas: A Lifetime of Insensitivity to Democratic Party Constituencies."
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'd rather spend the afternoon naked in a sauna surrounded by forty gay men than spend ten minutes surrounded by forty CIA agents. How about you? Which would YOU choose? I'd rather be jailed for soliciting gay sex than picked up by the CIA for "questioning" at a secret site in Turkey. I'd rather spend the afternoon with sixty gay men dressed as cowboys than spend the afternoon surrounded by officers from NYPD. How about you? In other words, I'm much more concerned about Moulitsas' connection to the CIA than whether he likes to be on top or on the bottom (if at all).
Unlike Markos Moulitsas, I'm not desperately afraid of gay people (see below), which is a characterstic, studies show, associated with a secret arousal by, and desire for, gay sex.
Anyhow, the reason people want to know if Markos Moulitsas is gay is that they want to know what level of hypocrisy he was demonstrating when he wrote and published this letter at his college newspaper:
I recently read of study that concluded that if you put electrodes on the penises of gay men and straight men and men who viscerally hate gays, the men who viscerally hate gays are also the men whose penises become most engorged when they see movies of men having sex with other men. In other words, the men who think they are most anti-gay are the men who would most like to engage in gay sex, but they hate gays (and themselves) for wanting to get down with another man.It's truly disturbing how much ado has been made over Bill Clinton's campaign promise to lift the ban on homosexuals from the U.S. military. It's ironic how it has taken a president who has never served in the military to make a promise that affects the military in such a negative manner.
Those who have served in the military, such as myself, understand the demands and pressures of military life are incompatible with allowing integration with homosexuals. I'm neither socially conservative or prejudiced, and neither is liberal columnist Mike Royko, Gen. Colin Powell, and influential liberal Democrats Sam Nunn and Les Aspin, all who've come out against lifting the ban.
Under military circumstances, as much has to be done as possible to focus the unit's mission and keep disciplinary problems to a minimum. Worrying about whether the known homosexual sleeping next to you is watching as you change your underwear may seem trivial as you read this, but to the soldier who's short-tempered after three weeks in the field and four hours of daily sleep, it becomes a matter of great importance to his pride and sensibilities. And in any case, there aren't many people who would change clothes in a group of co-workers if members of the opposite sex were in the same room watching. There is something inherently uncomfortable about it.
Such fears would go a long way in disrupting efficiency and morale in a unit.
MARKOS C.A. MOULITSAS
If Markos Moultisas is gay, then he is also the worst sort of Sen. Larry Craig "wide-stance" hypocrite for writing the above letter, condemning other people for being part of a group of which Markos Moulitsas also was a member: gay people. To insist that you can't stand being around gay people when it is YOU who are looking at THEIR underwear would be the worst kind of self-deception and self-hate imagineable.
And if that is who and how Markos Moulitsas is, then why the hell are so many people so eager follow him and ask him to define what it means to be "progressive", "liberal" or "leftist" when the above letter shows him to be rigid, insensitive, absurdly self-conscious, homophobic, and adverse to diversity?
If this letter were the only example of this inside view of Markos Moulitsas' mind, then we could dismiss it as a momentary aberration. But, when we read the absurd article he wrote which he entitled, "The Soldier in Me", and combine that with our knowledge that he spent two years "training" and working with the CIA, (something he has been unwilling to discuss, explain, confirm or deny, since he admitted it in his June 2, 2006 interview at the Commonwealth Club), we can only conclude that this man has to be a CIA asset, infiltrator, or, as he put it, "secret agent".
Personally, I wish the facts just showed Moulitsas to be merely gay, like Congressman Barney Frank. I've collaborated with Congressman Barney Frank on immigration policy and services, and I'm not afraid of entrusting Democratic Party responsibilities and strategies to Congressman Frank. But, I don't trust ANYONE, ANYWHERE who spent two years training at the CIA. I agree with truthout1020 at YouTube, who said, "Once CIA, Always CIA".
(Why does Alternet do a biography on Moulitsas, mentioning his military service and his parentage, but not mentioning his well-known Google-searchable connection to the CIA? They must be part of the official farce, right, that tries to make a CIA agent into the leader of (guiless) "progressives". With over a million hits for Kos + CIA at Google, why didn't Alternet include that information (or issue) in their biography? I'll tell you why. Many of us progressives are being played like a cheap guitar.)
I think Congressman Barney Frank is "crashing the gates" of the Democratic Party much more usefully as gay man self-acknowledged, compared to Markos Moulitsas "crashing the gates" of the Democratic Party as a CIA-trained (ex?) agent, (ex?) Republican, (ex?) homophobe, who is connected to right wing groups in El Salvador, who will not state whether he benefits financially or not from his family's destruction of the Jaltepeque Estuary, in greater San Salvador, El Salvador.
If anyone has any information (aside from the above letter) indicating that Moulitsas is (or is not) a homophobic gay hypocrite, then please add it to the comments below.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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