LOADSTAR – SLIGHTLY DECONSTRUCTED:
A little bit and a little unorganized – an exercise in examining a single, static page of comments & interactions to see what we can tell about the man through his comments, the assumptions necessarily buried beneath many positions and comments.
IF you have time, read slowly and carefully and see how well you can perform your own brand of deconstruction vis a vis LOADSTAR’S angry responses and personalized lash-outs, the misdirection and especially, when dealing with Loadstar, how often you see clearly that A) He is absolutely Not Listening; B) His perception is keenly referenced internally; C) His frustrating, wholly obstructionist demand to control the conversation and allay Blame like a banker divesting of all coin, leaving zero for himself every time; and D) His larger-than-life double standard / hypocrisy that contains that elegant and powerful element of Willful Blindness to one’s own RESPONSIBILITY for such Blame and most of the above.
Reading this ‘Treatment’ may trigger learning and enlightenment in those not Loadstar! Probably, you’ll all turn on me and find fault with about everything here. Whatever learning and ‘Light Breaks on Marblehead’ should expose small pieces of the puzzle, as illustrated by a set of comments rather arbitrarily chosen, because the pattern and practice is ubiquitous across the Cafe’. I like having Loadstar around and even though he crosses the line all the time (seemingly without knowing it – think that’s true?), he offers value and entertainment both. There are some things, however, that no one should abide. Think about what you cannot abide, do not want to and what you would consider – and WHY? for each of them.
The statements contained in these pages say a lot about the writer and how he carefully (or not) chooses to say it. Consider the astute Politician, but one who just lies and insults far too often for his own good. dAs an Exercise to get to know LOADSTAR just a little better viz Observation, Commentary and incomplete deconstructionism of his particular brand of “Do it my way because it is the ONLY right way (only if done by me, though); seeming contradictions or double-standards are ONLY tolerated if perpetrated by the only person in this Town capable and qualified to use such devises – Loadstar himself, who famously quotes as his ad hoc MOTTO: “I’m not calling you a name if I call you a liar because you are a liar and when you lie it makes you a liar so it’s NOT name-calling, but Truth on High! which means that me calling you a liar is an objective observation made pursuant to the highest standards of Argument, Rhetoric and Fairness, each as measured solely by Loadstar in the sole, exclusive exercise of his impeccable Judgment (and as a matter of course and law: Anyone who dares to call Loadstar a liar or the like is engaging in the ugliest form of character assassination, unfair personal attacks and all that is antithetical to good, honest debate and rhetoric!). Loadstar – straight up, is that correct?
* WARNING *: Many will find examination of LOADSTAR’s particular brand of RHETORIC, TACTICS and FAIRNESS (as he decides, quite arbitrarily, to unpack and to be QUITE UTTERLY TEDIOUS – you know who you are). Please refrain from arguing with this person.
Beware his stealthy practice whereby he will “Set up a Tent in your head” – push your buttons squarely – or you may face irreparable, critical thinking; a tendency toward outside forces and sources.
TO START we observe that LOADSTAR uses 2 Primary Gears in his rhetorical transmission: 1) Insult & Disrespect; and 2) Immature Gloat while citing cherry-picked, half-baked ‘data’ supporting his often incoherent Positions (sure, we understand part of his Position supporting or opposing X, Y and Z; but his Sophist-Based assertions, insistence that ONLY his views and interpretations are valid all others are Invalid because, well, because he just say so!). How can this possibly be disproven once we accept his Groundrules? Carry on.
1. IS LOADSTAR a Mind-Reader! Does he believe himself to be one? How else can this exciting phenom be explained!?! Please keep this Confidential and let’s avoid 3-Lettered Gov’t Agencies snooping around (Plus – HE will know if you talk). Let’s cite Statements made in in Comment # 1: “Some “No” votes are probably “protest” votes from people who will vote “No” no matter what but I wonder how many of the “No” votes were from the liberals who voted against the budget because it didn’t spend enough money?” SO, he knows with certainty that there WERE a…
He seems sure that some “No” Votes WERE absolutely from “the liberals who voted against the budget because it didn’t spend enough” (Load: Were those THE SPECIFIC thoughts inside the small brains of those Liberals, verbatim? Or were these thoughts scratched hap-hazard in Crayon – and finally, when reading minds of Libs, can you actually see the vast amount of money they are hell-bent on SPENDING! (YIPEEE!)? [Emphasis provided by subconscious of liberals’ spending fantasy – they wake feeling personally depleted and must re-count their wallet cash…).
See also his insightful and comprehensive discussion regarding HOW and WHY people voted as they did! HOW DOES HE READ MINDS!?! Geepers! but we’d love to have that ability. IF we are real nice to him, be sure to attack, attack, attack those he hates (and those he doesn’t hate, but are just beneath his contempt so he gives them his own little ‘Pet Names’ like “Justhisidiot” instead of ‘Justhisonce’, and the like; apparently, if it is his own Pet Name, then it’s NOT inappropriate Name-Calling (a claim that ONLY LOADSTAR has these abilities, prerogatives and powers seems.k).
Apparently, LOADSTAR can ALSO read the minds of those who stayed home and neglected to Vote: This assertion is clear and is buried with those who didn’t Vote, but articulated their clear Position that “we don’t agree with”...
LOADSTAR believes in the great power of 'My total prerogative of CHARACTERIZATION'; that ONLY LOADSTAR is qualified, empowered and able to properly Characterize a given Event, - he who defines and characterizes a given Issue, Policy or Event thereby becomes THE Official and only Loadstar-Sanctioned Arbiter regarding such; others
Just see Comment No. 1 above, whereby LOADSTAR engages in all of these puerile dynamic. "Oh! Oh! It passed by a HUGE Margin!" (shall we ignore that Woodstock Voting Populations happens to equal MORE than the sum of all who Voted!?! "333 + 155 = 488" Hmmmmm - is it a HUGE MARGIN! when such atrocious lack of voter turnout (UNDER 10% is atrocious as it relates to marginal matters; regarding actuals.
We are compelled to NOTE: LOADSTAR is absolutely NOT “drawing any conclusions”, obviously by virtue of his ingenious utilization of the word “probably” inserted strategically, with precision, into already loaded sentence structures – so a NEW RULE (likely applies ONLY to LOADSTAR): ‘IF you say “probably” then ask another question followed by another “probably” you can actually AVOID drawing a conclusion!’ Such staggering achievement! It’s hardly the first such exchange of this kind; plenty more slithering
LOADSTAR appears to be having unknown forces undermining his, well, utter perfection: Seemingly from left field, a ‘Hissy Fit’ developed and instantly gained strength as it organized around the central notion that “Limpdump” (Load’s Term of Endearment to his long-time Ally “LibDem” (as you see, generous LOADSTAR has been known to allow a random 6-year old street girl, perhaps, to invent his cute Terms of Endearment, as that is the only viable explanation for such an unimaginative, puerile name for one of his more intelligent Fellow Americans, one who often trounces him soundly in fair argument (when such a rare occurrence of spontaneity manifests from time to time) and The One who, as we see in Comment #6 (Woodstock Budget Passes), LOADSTAR - read.
Now who says that LOADSTAR can’t stand losing an argument?
Nonsense! His quirky nature betrays a generous and fair spirit and when he puts his shoulder into it, his is the epitome of “Fair & Balanced”, ummm, propaganda! The extent to which he's willing to twist, obfuscate, deny, blame, blame, blame and divert it all away is matched only by his sheer hypocrisy when engaging in that silly Loadstar Trash-Talk (which he takes seriously, if no one else does), always insisting that behavior and rhetoric he finds offensive when directed at him, calls offensive, personalized attacks (and don't forget how everyone Gangs Up on Him!) - all goes straight to the way-side when he, in turn, uses the same Ad Hominem attacks, double standard rhetoric and hypocritical, for example, Name-Calling.
Examples continue as LOADSTAR makes the following statement (with a straight face) in Comment #7: “Seems to me I remember lots of howling about the “Republicans” removing Spanish language from the middle school. Did that ever happen? I haven’t heard either way. Since Kevin is back now, I hope he’ll answer my question.”
NOW - it seems true-to-form (and character) that LOADSTAR choosing to characterize the articulations and objections of one group regarding “removing Spanish language from the middle school” [sic] to be that of “howling”, clearly a de-humanized form of expression. So, then, are ‘those people’ actually just Animals? Capable of no better form of expression than simple Howling and all it implies. If it’s not readily – instantly – apparent to Loadstar just how offensive this is, just how deeply inappropriate, then let’s hope someone else does see that clearly and quickly. It is not only point blank de-humanizing, it just so easily allows us to indulge ourselves into that thinking itself, making it that much easier to let drop between our two groups these kind of monolyths that block communication, help fester doubts about each other and what we are capable of believing (that they actually DO express intellectual outrage. I guess this is where I say ‘more to come’, rather than search and f….
Rush L. is known for this oh-so-subtle tactic of using suggestive assertions that not only does the reaction seem a little inappropriate, most certainly it is perpetrated by “them that ain’t true Humans…they HOWL!, baby” (How can an actual Language be removed from the middle school? A BAN on speaking Spanish? Detention and expulsion for anyone caught saying “me casa, su casa”? OR does he actually mean to say that what is under consideration is simply eliminating the formal activity of teaching the language Spanish as part of the School curriculum the removal of Spanish Classes –classes in which this ‘howling’ language is taught in an organized fashion, with lesson plans, classrooms, etc.
That’s part of how it works – how easily we can just lose sight of the one issue that seemed king of important and work fighting for and about – whether that phrase was INTENDED to mean that those people doing the talking, those outraged at Spanish being taken off of the Curriculum, could only and literally HOWL to express their outrage, anger and opposition? DID someone suggest that? Did someone suggest that? Did someone not only suggest, but assert as a half-joke, half-dig that the only form of communication available is really HOWLING!?! OR that when ‘those people’ get sufficiently riled up and upset, they are so angry that they can only express themselves by often reverting back to their First Language~! OR that when Those People are made to feel sufficiently powerless, choiceness, marginalized regarding their very academic future, something so central to their chances of a better life across the board, when that future is being literally toyed with and JOKED ABOUT, is Howling an almost appropriate response; and on the flip side, given the stakes, the players (someone like LOADSTAR screwing around with the future of Those People, with a pompous smirk on his face) – WHAT is the correct response, by whom and to whom!?! At this point, I’d argue that Howling be put on the Table in near reach (and I imagine how Those People will have fun with that whole dynamic, enjoying our liberal guilt, laughing at our stuttering ‘are we doing this right?’ type attitudes, but never forgetting that SOMEONE did make the comments and keeping that true anger always nearby; while keeping in healthy context these ma…
Can THAT be what LOADSTAR is doing here? Flat-out suggesting that any group that DARES to object to the “removing Spanish language from the middle school” is actually a Non-Human Group? That is a provocative statement, sufficiently provocative to stir things up and likely it’s gone too far in actually (as it will be perceived).
I wonder, Loadstar, if you did take the time to slough through this strange piece, did reckon it was worthwhile answering some of the tougher questions and in doing so, make me look the fool you know I am once and for EVERYONE to see – but to do that you’ll have to really tackle the entire thing, not be your usual dismissive self (which is both Lazy and much more a DODGE of valid issues). I cannot imagine you have it in you to actuality tackle even 2/3rds of the challenges and issues raised here. Plenty more to talk about; I’d rather do it in a Non-Hostile manner, but I think we can manage if things to strike a balance.