Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

LIONEL PODCAST: Post-election “Freudenschade” Infects My Soul. And I Called It From Day One.

Deliriously happy for reasons they know not. I’m still unclear what the idea is. Try this on for size? 10 dire consequences of Obama’s re-election victory. So many folks I know in two categories: the insanely morose and the groundlessly giddy. Both are clueless as to the bases of their reason. The myth of the left-right paradigm in all its glory. But never forget who lie recessed and virtually invisible.

This radical Right fairy tale, which is now an accepted folk myth in many groups in America, pictured the recent history of the United States, in regard to domestic reform and in foreign affairs, as a well-organized plot by extreme Left-wing elements…. This myth, like all fables, does in fact have a modicum of truth. There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the Radical right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other group, and frequently does so. I know of the operation of this network because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960’s, to examine its papers and secret records. I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments. I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies… but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known. — Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. 1966, New York: Macmillan, 1348 pages. Reprinted by Rancho Palos Verdes: GSG & Associates, 1975

Turd blossom. Not exactly prescient and vatic, eh, Mr. Blossom? As you know, Florida finished counting its votes Saturday, giving Obama a 332 to 206 final margin in the electoral college.

My take. I have said and new as did anyone with two neurons that it would be Hope for the second term, the deuce.

The compendium. ​The box set. I’ve uploaded a slew of new commentaries. Choc-full of choc.