Curtis Dahlgren
True Colors: From the sublime to the macabre (at warp speed)
By Curtis Dahlgren
July 8, 2010

"We are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural war that's about to hijack your birthright to think and say what resides in your heart . . I serve as a moving target for the media who've called me everything from 'ridiculous' and 'duped' to a 'brain-injured, senile, crazy old man.'" — Charlton Heston (at Harvard Law, 1999)

THESE ARE THE WEEKS THAT TRY MEN'S SOULS. And make you wonder if the moon's stuck on "full." The average global temperature is going down, but our blood pressure is going up. The guy who jokes about Armageddon gave a serious speech last week about "immigration" (the illegal kind). The speech bombed.

You know the honeymoon is over when the White House sues a state! We all know someone who lives in Arizona, right? So we all know what's going on down there. After clearing my head in Paradise, Michigan (literally), I have come to the conclusion that I agree with Michael Savage when he says that we're going down faster than Chernobyl.

Two things that should never be joked about are hemorrhoids and asteroids (as in "Wormwood" — English for Chernobyl). This guy used to be so good at reading speeches, but the packaging and selling isn't selling anymore. He promised to heal the Earth, but it's shaking. He promised that the seas would "stop rising," but they're rising — with oil and tar balls.

You know the honeymoon is over when only 6 percent of Americans believe that we are being governed with "the consent of the governed." When this guy looks down at us through his teleprompter lately, his body language and tone seem like a middle-school teacher addressing a Special Ed class. We don't "get it," and he doesn't care!

The Congress is so afraid to make decisions that they "deemed" the Budget to have passed. The Do Nothing Congress (DNC) says "Don't get bogged down in details such as the math. We'll just take it from those that hath!"

The Administration (Executive branch) says "Congress will still walk the plank with us come hot weather or oily water." White House grand balls and golf balls trump tar balls in the Gulf." [Did I hear that Paul McCartney turned 70? IMAGINE.]

But I ramble. Senator Kyl says that invading gang bangers are the White House trump card. Drug peddlers vote too — until they get arrested (maybe even then too). Still — despite our lousy public education system — most Americans still have the horse sense of our pioneer forefathers. Senator McCain's campaign may be deader than Ted Kennedy's.

I agree with Rush Limbaugh that you can't compromise with evil. You can't "agree" with a lie. You can't even "agree to disagree" nicely with evil. Defeating evil is Plan A. There is no Plan B. This is the moment for which the Commies have been waiting over 100 years.

The Word-for-the-day, boys and girls, is 'Bolshevik' (from 'bol shoy' or "Big").

John Ayto's word origin book says: "It was originally applied, at the 1903 congress of the Russian Social Democratic Party, to those party members who wished to go for a 'big,' or extreme, socialist programme . . [fundamental transformation] . . (in contrast with the more moderate Mensheviks — from 'less'), but since the Bolsheviks outnumbered the Mensheviks, the word soon became interpreted as 'those in the majority in the party.' The English abbreviation bolshy meaning 'stubbornly uncooperative' dates from around 1918."

Yes, boys and girls (you of the more gifted-and-talented class), we understand that Senators Graham and McCain are like Mensheviks because they have embraced parts of the "Social democratic" agenda. The President's personality is closer to the Bolsheviks than the Mensheviks. Stubbornly, he looks at his opponents with barely concealed contempt, not the "tolerance" he and his kind so loudly tout.

"We won!" said the Bolsheviks in Russia. "We won!" says Nancy Reid and Harry Pelosi, no pun intended.


Our latter-day mensheviks and bolsheviks don't want the "masses" to understand the history of the Russian Revolution, nor our own! The President's 4th of July message implied that real progress wasn't made until the glorious 1960s when we got "civil rights, women's rights," and so on. I guess everything that happened before Woodstock was racism, sexism, homophobism, and so on and on and on.

I'm going to start a series on the history of Russia's hippies of the 1860s, the Nihilists (who pioneered the Bolshevik movement, and whom our 60s hippies imitated — right down to the uniform (long hair on men, short hair on women, blue grannie glasses, etc.)! This week, I suggest that you be sure to read Steve Ferrell's column at RenewAmerica ("What goes around comes around").

'Tis the mild idealists who organize our social revolutions
And the brutal realists who turn them into executions,
And the first ones on their lists are
The mild idealists.
— Woodstock era counter-poetry (it's in my book)

CONCLUSION: "From the sublime to the macabre"

You know the honeymoon's over when 4/5 of the American people want the border sealed as of yesterday. You know the honeymoon's over when 3/4 of all Americans are on the side of Arizona in the infamous lawsuit by Eric-the-Red Holder. To top off the week, the Israelis' Benjamin Netanyahu comes to visit the White House, and four of the seven guns belonging to his body guards somehow get "lost" in transit.

MACABRE: John Ayto says that this word "originated in the very specific phrase dance macabre, which denoted a dance in which a figure representing death enticed people to dance with him until they dropped down dead . . . [and it was] in turn a translation of medieval Latin chorea Machaboerom ('dance of the Maccabees'), which is thought to have referred to a stylized representation of the slaughter of the Maccabees, a Jewish dynasty of biblical times, in a medieval play."

Israel today is being asked to dance with the POTUS who has turned NASA into a P.R. agency for Global Warming research and "outreach" to the Muslim world (one small step for man and one giant leap backwards in time for mankind). And our military's mission is now primarily serving as a social engineering experiment. Here's another word for you:

HYPOCRITE: "Etymologically, a hypocrite is someone who is literally 'playing a part' — a pretender."

The Bolsheviks always taught their followers to "preach democracy, but seize power as soon and as ruthlessly as possible." The DNC ought to look for a different name to fit the "Democratic" party. They promised to bring us Utopia, but that all depends on what "is" is, and/or how you define HELL!


© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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