The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity ~ Andre Gide (11/22/1869 to 2/19/1951) a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.
I thought my hard work has paid off and I was finally banned from inaccurately titled blog Rational Nation. Seeing as this is a goal I've been trying to achieve for awhile (and actually thought I had achieved awhile ago), now is the perfect time to author a post in which I get all full of himself and proud-like in regards to my accomplishment of securing another banning. Excuse me while I preen and strut all around Leftist blogistan, or at least here (with this post).
Now, you might be asking yourself "how did Dervish achieve this laudable goal?". Answer? A lot of hard work and tenaciousness and I eventually frustrated and got the goat of the blog proprietor, Lester Nation, one too many times. He vowed "never again" and declared my welcome worn out. Am I OK with that? Damn straight I am. Although the fact that I gave Liberals and Progressives a bad name in the process is not something I'm entirely happy with. But if this is the price I have to pay in order to get the boot? Well, then I guess I have to accept it.
Or not. Turns out I'm not banned. Lester simply decided that he would have the last word in the particular comment thread (actually 2 comment threads) where he made some false accusations and lobbed some baloney insults my way. Lester determined that my objecting to his lies equated to me "beating a dead horse". Fine, Mr. Nation. It's your blog so you can present your lies as the truth and I can't stop you. But I can use my own blog to set the record straight... which is what I will now do.
As it also turns out, I have absolutely no desire to "preen" or "strut" or get myself banned on purpose. These are all inaccurate accusations that come from the lying lips of Lester Nation. Lies and characterizations that I categorically deny. Despite what the bloggers Joe Kelly-Hagstrom or Lester Nation or Will Hart might say, I do not view myself as giving Progressives a bad name. Lester is stating his hypocritical self-important point of view. Lester Nation, an individual who views himself as vastly superior to everyone else, naturally believes everyone thinks similarly. It's called projection, and what it entails is someone accusing another of what they themselves are guilty of. Here Lester accuses me of having a big ego when that is what Lester is guilty of (in spades).
Other accusations made by Lester are also false and the hypocrite has a lot of nerve putting forward these laughable charges... including me "baiting" him in order to "get his goat". I'm only attempting to engage others with differing views in honest debate. If anyone is looking to get someone's goat via baiting it is this Nation fellow. Fact is, this idiot ADMITTED (in a comment he submitted to my blog) that baiting and goat-getting was HIS goal in engaging me in conversation...
Rational Nation: Like I care wd. Really, your blog is a mere amusement for me, an oppurtunity to laugh and then infuriate you. I do recall you said having a conversation with me is infuriating. Rest assured it is a one way deal (9/13/2013 7:06pm).
That is in stark contrast to the fictions the "Rational" carnardo promulgates on his own blog...
Rational Nation: I assure you Mr. Sanders I will treat your site with the same respect, unless and/or until such time as you fail to do the same (9/15/2013 4:19pm).
Note the dates of these two comments... on the 13th he ridicules my blog and says the only reason he comments is to purposefully infuriate me because it makes him laugh, then on the 15th he warns me to treat his site with respect or I'll be banned. And that isn't the end of RN's extreme hypocrisy! In the same comment he also says...
Rational Nation: You remain welcome to post here Mr. Sanders, as long as you refrain from ad hominen attacks (9/15/2013 4:19pm).
After this comment (in which he says I'm "welcome" to submit my thoughts) he accepted no further submissions from me. I sent through a few, and none of them contained any "ad hominen attacks". But the liar rejected them. He didn't like it (apparently) that I pointed out he was wrong in regards to the "ad hominen" attack claims. The supposed ad hominem from me occurred when I called another of his regulars (Will Hart) an idiot, but that was IN RESPONSE to Mr. Hart using the pejorative against me first.
Now, this Hart character had already gotten my goat by continually claiming that our president "backed himself into a corner" with his comments about the use of chemical weapons by Syria being a red line. Then Hart says President Obama is "trying to weasel out of by saying that the WORLD set the red line", even thought it WAS the world that set the red line. And, if that isn't enough, this guy then slanders Liberals with a vile lie, saying "as long as it's their guy who doing the killing, silence is golden" and that "it's politics. Period, end of discussion".
So, the lives of innocent people... not Syrian military types or the Al Qaeda associated freedom fighters opposing them, but innocents (ordinary civilians: women and children as well as men) caught in the crossfire (or in the chemical gas)... the lives of these people mean absolutely nothing to Progressives (like me) according to this mendacious dude. So, when he called me an idiot I went off on him. And in response (to RN asking commenters to not attack each other), this idiot innocently says...
Will Hart: The dude comes out of left field and throws my name into the mix purely trying to start an argument with me and I obliged him. (9/15/2013 4:19pm).
Out of left field?! I was trying to start an argument WITH YOU?! Right, and I suppose you claiming Progressive are using the slaughter of innocents as a political football is something I *shouldn't* take offense to? And, Hart's claim that one of GWb's rationales for invading Iraq (in addition to the MAIN justification of "disarming" Saddam) was because of Iraq's use of chemical weapons against the Kurds (15 fricking years previously)... this means that Progressives are hypocrites (because they objected to the invasion of Iraq when Saddam used chemical weapons but are "supporting" Obama and "his" red line in regards to Syria). And this dummy says that me disputing this bullpucky is me "throwing his name into the mix"... and for no reason other than I'm "purely" trying to start an argument?!
Obviously these claims by Hart are laughable. Incredibly, unbelievably laughable. But Hart defends his name calling by saying "He's right, Les, I did throw the first ad hominem... sorry, but when the dude said [something factually inaccurate] that did seem pretty darn stupid at the time". OK, on that the Hart-ster is correct... I got my facts wrong. And what I claimed was idiotic (in it's wrongness), and (for that reason) I probably shouldn't have went off on him... BUT, given the fact that he'd already teed me up (with his false slanders of our president and Progressives using the slaughter of innocents for political purposes) I threw a second ad hominem (and replied by using the same "idiot" pejorative against him).
The Hart-ster is still very much wrong with his "left field" and "trying to start an argument" claims, however. And even though I admitted I was wrong and I submitted a comment saying so (my comment DID contain some information that was factually inaccurate), all the "Rational Nation" commenters chastised me because I allowed Mr. Hart to get MY goat. And then they all discussed how they are fed up with me... and finally RN defended Hart by saying Hart's "comment is not an attack, it is a statement of your intelligence as he sees it".
Riiiight, RN. If I submitted a statement of YOUR intelligence as I see it RN wouldn't view it as an ad hominem? Oh, and the deluded Dennis Marks joins in and proclaims I'm "like the little spoiled child who throws a temper tantrum when everyone doesn't want to play his game"... but I'm playing any games. Playing games is RN's purview, as per his OWN ADMISSION!
But, wait, there is MORE! I just checked over at Will Hart's blog and found he is AGAIN lying about me in post-form...
Will Hart: On wd Saying that He's "Not going to bother composing a serious comment if it isn't going to be published" Over at Les's Site... Being that he's written literally hundreds of comments here that he KNOWS aren't going to be published, the man is either a liar or he's admitting that the comments that he does leave here aren't serious (and more along the lines of harassment). Either way... (insulting accusations against me he has absolutely no way of knowing the truth about)... (9/25/2013 at 3:47pm).
This commentary came about as a result of me thinking I was banned by Lester... so I submitted a test comment (which can be described as noted above by Will). But I'm not a liar, nor are my comments on Mr. Hart's blog non-serious. I simply am not looking to also leave comments on the blog of Lester if they aren't published (as I do on Will Hart's blog). One blog where I do this is enough.
In response to this post on Hart's blog Lester says "Mr. Sanders isn't a serious person, nor is he always truthful". This is simply more projection from Mr. Nation. Unless he means I'm not serious about playing games, lying, and attacking the blogs of others like he is. What I should do is ban him from commenting here again, but instead I'll do the same he says he is going to do to me, which is to let some comments through but not publish others.
To ban him outright would be to admit defeat. The idiot thinks he is getting the better of me (or he keeps insisting he is). In a recent comment (submitted but not published) Lester says, "LMAO! Keep trying (and spinning) Mr. Sanders. Rest assured the enjoyment is all mine". So, Lester gains enjoyment by making an ass of himself? Apparently he does, which is fine by me. So keep the comments coming, Lester. I may publish or I may not. As for your blog, I'm going to be visiting it less in the future.
Before ending this commentary I would like to address one other issue. On another comment thread located over at Will Hart's blog the ID Spoofer Rusty Schmuckelford says "Your stalker is now posting as George Whyte.... batshit crazy". According to Rusty I am Will's "stalker" and the "batshit crazy" remark is also directed at me.
This could be interesting... now Rusty is lying to his buddy Will? I will have to keep an eye on this and see if Schmuckelford is able to dupe the Hart-ster into believing his bullplop. The truth of the matter is that George Whyte is (one of) the Bloggers whose account Rusty has impersonated. It was actually Rusty who posted as George Whyte (when he spoofed his ID). So, is Rusty is lying to his supposed buddy Will, or does he actually believes his own bullpucky (in which case I think it is Rusty who may very well be "batshit crazy".
Update, 10/11/2013: I am now officially banned by the Canardo Lester Nation of the ironically titled blog "Rational Nation USA". Many times RN has insisted (here and on his own blog) that I was "lying" about him banning me. In actuality it was RN who lied in an effort to get me to submit comments to his blog (some of which he'd publish and others he would send to the spam folder). This is typical of the kind of games the Canardo likes to play. Whoop-dee-do, I say. I could care less if I am banned or not from RN's idiot blog. Add one to my total. I am now banned from three blogs, although each one of the three are blogs ran by one of the band of idiots that hang out at the previously mentioned irrational site (I speak of Dennis Marks, Will Hart and Lester Nation).