Sonnet 4: Channeling Comet’s Birthday Wishes to His Mommy

My Queen turned Molly—alas she quit me on nature’s terms,
Weaned amid a sicklied clowder of littered kith and kin kits.
Doomed to a barn-cat’s life with my innards hosting worms—
Having but little to sustain me save my wiles and my wits.

Delivered from a deplorable mortal coil by the Mother I adore,
Who rescued me from my despair and took me to her home.
She licked me clean whilst I purred like I never did before—
For I loved her love more than I love to hunt, nap and roam.

Could there be a more fortunate feline ever to exist than me?
Oh no, ‘cause my Mommy named me, “Comet-I-Love-You”.
I miss our nightly cheek-to-cheek, let alone her bel esprit—
To wit my too too faraway Mum for whom I’ve mewed adieu.

     My Bestie says Mother is happy now, hence I need not dismay—
     So with loving gratitude I wish her a purrfectly Happy Birthday.

                                                                                —Love Comet

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The Political Coup Attempt Against the President

The Political Coup Attempt Against the President

The citizenry of the United States has, by degrees, become aware of the political coup attempt against the President that is now the target of investigation. Within the ambit of our political system we had a cabal lurking in plain sight, which operated with impunity atop the pinnacle organs of government. Imagine, a usurping cabal of government officials who occupied the highest offices of the land, including: the Presidency (Obama), the Directorship of the CIA (Brennan), the Directorship of the FBI (Comey), the Attorney General (Lynch), Secretary of State cum Democrat Presidential Candidate (Clinton), the Assistant Attorney General (Rosenstein), Deputy Director of the FBI (McCabe), U.S. Representative (Schiff) and others.

The duplicitous methods used with respect to the political coup attempt against the President compassed the following, including: sabotaging the opposition candidate who nonetheless became the President (Trump), delegitimizing the election by accusing Trump of collusion with a foreign power (Russia), fabricating evidence to frame Trump (dossier), espousing an accusatory narrative through major media channels (propaganda) and leveraging Hollywood and Academia (social justice warriors) to help put Trump on trial in the court of public opinion. ‘The Political Coup Attempt Against the President’ is an appropriate title for this article because the word ‘attempt’ is operative given that the political ‘coup’ failed insofar as its means as well as its ends are concerned.

Apart from the ramifications and the process that will likely bring at least some of these officials to justice, what does it say about the caliber of our top-ranking officials? For example, Brennan—Former Director of the CIA and Comey—Former Director of the FBI  and Schiff—sitting U.S. Representative have each used a variety of high-profile media platforms as their megaphone to unabashedly accuse Trump of crimes he did not commit and actions he did not take. On the contrary, their accusatory allegations did more to project, impugn and confirm their treasonous crimes on themselves, with prejudice. Furthermore, the behavior of Brennan, Comey and Schiff are tip-of-the-iceberg examples that bears testament to the skullduggery that was rampant amongst the ranking members of the fifth column cabal.

What belies their motives and actions is that neither Brennan nor Comey nor Schiff suspended judgment, demonstrated discretion for or allegiance to the honor and privilege of their esteemed offices, took account of all the facts before pronouncing conclusions, offered to seek out truth in a manner befitting their title or reputation, subordinated their opinions to the facts, considered competing ideas, considered mitigating and litigating factors or considered actual evidence in determining whether the evidence reaches the applicable legal definition of proof. Those to whom the American People entrust with power must be of a caliber level to the ideals of their title and office, withal.

This motley crew of top ranking elected officials and government appointees banded together to lead a fifth column that conspired to perpetrate the political coup attempt against the President as a means to install their candidate (Clinton) into the same said office in exchange for the promise of financial reward and power. This tidy arrangement exemplifies the political topography of the Swamp, which is comprised of an army of ‘Benedict Arnolds’ masquerading as politicians and bureaucrats. They believe that their nobility of purpose serves to justify their elitists actions, making the Constitution and the will of the American People quaint at best and obsolete at worst. ‘Left’ unchecked is how totalitarianism can metastasize throughout the body politic. The People need to cure this deleterious disease by means of a radical deracination of Leftism, Communism, Socialism and Totalitarianism, which can only be performed in the voting booth. This is the prescription given to us by the Founding Fathers as a means to conserve the health and vitality of our Constitutional Republic.

This fantastically orchestrated perpetration of an attempted coup was engineered by the cabal leaders in order to control the ex-ante or if required ex-post outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. They were not above overturning the will of the People by any means, including but not limited to the impeachment of the President or the ousting of the President by way of exercising the 25th Amendment.

Throughout history Nations have vied for military and economic preeminence as a way to protect their interests and advance their ambitions. The United States has attained a level of preeminence unmatched in the annals of history, which serves as both the impetus for American Exceptionalism as well as a bulwark against outsiders who would otherwise threaten the American way of life. Notwithstanding the attainment of such preeminence history teaches us that the United States may in-fact be conspicuously more vulnerable and possibly ripe for attacks from within its borders (a defining hallmark of a Superpower).

This is because the United States has developed a warranted confidence in its superior ability to effectuate a deterrence against external threats. With that said, the United States may have inadvertently presupposed an unwarranted confidence in its ability to orchestrate a defense against internal threats with comparable efficacy. Assuming that both premises are true it follows syllogistically that the United States is arguably more vulnerable and possibly more susceptible to attacks from within than from without. Support for this conclusion rests in the perpetration of a recent political coup attempt against the President from within—which was calculated to usurp the very foundation on which the Constitutional Republic rests.

It is imperative that Janus-esque vigilance is not to be relaxed or compromised when dealing with the risks associated with or that result from complacency, corruption, exploitation and the dreaded fifth column from within. It is widely accepted that encoded within human nature is the very essence from which chaos and order emanate: both being contingent on the other as possessing the necessary and sufficient causes for our very existence. Given that these diametric manifestations are indeed two sides of the same dynamic coin; it makes it difficult to distinguish a difference for want of a distinction that is determinatively discernible in real-time, which by extension attenuates opportunities to implement realpolitik optimally.

Vigilance must at all times be vigilant. We must resolve and steel ourselves with sedulous tenacity to make sure that justice is served. What is more is that an example be made of those who conspired to execute the political coup attempt against the President. Moreover, this disgraceful black mark against the United States of America and the Office of the President must never be permitted or allowed to happen again.

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Sonnet 3: Edifying a Solipsistic Scion

As original as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony debut—

You arrived a rhapsodic opus flourishing with flare.

An artistic prodigy whose sanguine air of derring-do

Is complected with your avant-garde and savoir-faire.

Time being a relative theory of the special kind,

Wherein the past, present and future merge as one.

The testimony of your ‘eternal recurrence’ is affined

To infinite moments that forever remain undone.

The liniments of your gifts come courtesy of your

Progenitors from which by wont you color-in anew.

Begotten recursive essence, reflected in ancestral lore,

Emerges from your existence—then to heirs redux.

   Venomed gall dissolves not the ordained immortality of filial

   Bonds—au contraire mon filleamor vincit omnia my lineal.                                                                                  

–Love Dad

 

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Vote Republican!

  • CONFIRM JUDGE KAVANAUGH!
  • ERADICATE POSTMODERNISM!
  • IMPEACH BLASEY FORD’s TESTIMONY!
  • WIN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS!
  • REPUBLICAN LANDSLIDE IN 2020!
  • PROMOTE UNITED STATES EXCEPTIONALISM!

First, Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed. Next, the Republicans will add to their majorities in both the House and the Senate following the mid-term elections. Finally, President Trump will win a landslide victory in 2020 and Republicans will hold overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate. The United States, under President Trump, will fulfill its ‘Exceptionalism’ potential for the benefit of all Americans. All peace-loving countries that strive to emulate the United States will reap immense prosperity and success for its citizens…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

The United States could easily rule the world by virtue of its military and economic power by advancing a imperialistic policy. If China or Russia or any number of other countries were in such a position they would no doubt project their power to subjugate the rest of the world. That is why the United States is the embodiment of Exceptionalism! The United States is the only country in history to have leverage enough to master the world, but instead we choose not to use our leverage in that regard. Instead, United States Exceptionalism has lifted billions out of poverty, saved billions from deadly diseases, raised the standard of living for the entire world and disseminated technology in unprecedented fashion, which has been a boon for the advancement of world civilization. President Trump is MAGA and in the process the Exceptionalism that is the United States will do more for his America First agenda, and more for all other countries at large then any global agenda could ever hope to achieve…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

The Cold War settled the contest between Capitalism (in the American tradition) and Communism (in all its forms) once and for all. Democrats cannot seem to understand that that was the most important war of all wars in all history—it provided civilization the definitive roadmap to prosperity. The result of that War provides unimpeachable proof that the United States has formulated a system of government, commerce, social intercourse and technological advancement that works best. The Republican policies, under President Trump, exemplifies the most optimal formulation for success ever conceived in the history of civilization. To deny the self-evident facts is folly. To suggest that Communism (Socialism) can work if properly managed is lunacy: following the post Soviet Union collapse the Venezuela iteration of the same failed system further proves the case—we need not try again. It is a settled argument that equality of opportunity (race to the top) prevails over equality of outcome (race to the bottom). To rally behind the optimized Republican policies is the pathway to fiscal and social efficacy for all…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

As to the [de]construct of postmodernism and its calling card known as ‘identity politics’, which places emphasis on ‘isms’ and ‘-phobics’; i.e., racism and xenophobic), which are defective and malignant biases that have no place in the United States or the Western World, let alone anywhere else. The United States is the most race-tolerant (Constitution) and welcoming nation (Statue of Liberty) the world has ever witnessed. People are judged not so much on the color of their skin or their place of birth but rather on their competencies, their performance, their sense of team, their esprit de corps, their desire to engage and contribute and their demonstrated cooperation and camaraderie for shared success. We all want to associate with winners, with hard workers, with people who want to better themselves and improve the communities in which they work and play without invoking ‘isms’ and ‘phobics’. Identity politics is passé and says more about those who resort to using it than those who are abused by it.  In all events identity politics, in all its forms, needs to be eradicated from society once and for all, along with every other postmodern contrivance bar none.  We can be far more productive by redirecting our misspent energies on issues that really matter such as educate the ignorant, continue to reduce poverty, call-out those who game the system and strive to enhance civilization, etc.…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Don’t be taken in by Christine Blasey Ford’s (“Blasey”) duplicitous performance—she has never once apologized to the American public, or Judge Kavanaugh, or the Congress as a whole, or to President Trump or any one else for being so unapologetically disruptive to the country. How about her not thanking the same for earnestly and respectfully giving her full consideration for her plight, while at the same time indulging her advocates, much to the chagrin of the Republicans knowing they would certainly suffer the full onslaught of the Dem’s all too familiar circus-like theatrics. All such accommodations were freely given in light of the potential mischief, high jinx and high stakes, redounding of unintended consequences and the political impact that her controversial actions will likely have on the country’s future political landscape. Notwithstanding all of special treatment, the elitist SJW Blasey afforded no such apologies and no such thanks except to her fellow Leftist radical supporters, advocates and advisors…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

The Blasey strategy, in a word, was to ‘protest Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination as a true-to-form SJW’ by weaponizing the Dems, who would in turn weaponize the Constitution to subvert the Constitution. Blasey choice of tactics was to play her role in such a manner as to render it indistinguishable from being couched as a Stockholm Syndrome victim or to being a hapless or willing foil of the Dems: the choice of tactic was inconsequential to her executing her SJW strategy. In all events, she knew the Dems would be able to leverage her disruption during this supercharged political season as a means to potentially temporize the nomination process until after the midterm elections. The vain but urgent hope of the Dems is part of their plot to block the coveted high court seat until 2020, open the door to impeachment and close the door on President Trump’s mission to ‘drain the swamp’ while making America Great Again. Blasey was all too happy to play a role in the plot, as would most any SJW given the opportunity…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Is there a possibility that her memory might have betrayed her belief? She will not even consider or entertain that possibility. Are we to discount the calculus of all her academic credentials and pedantic knowledge of how the memory works (this obviously includes when it fails to work or when it is compromised, especially after 36-years), which she all too conveniently omits and therefore cannot be attributed to selective naiveté or feigned ignorance. She will not stoop to deign much less dignify the possibility of having an erroneous memory, however remote, to her way of thinking—how egotistical and self-righteous is that. That in and of itself is reason enough to cast a credible suspicion on her story as well as her motives no matter what she believes or what the truth truly is—she knows better—and we know that she knows…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Her vainglorious gall on a sudden speciously culminates after 36-years, to meekly project through her vomit-provoking Cindy Lou Who voice, will not allow her to entertain a scintilla of doubt to the contrary: this admits of SJW advocacy in the gross and scope of mine opinion. This calculated and superficial performance, designed to elicit empathy cum credibility, did more to discredit and raise doubts beyond the uncorroborated, unsubstantiated and unproven confabulation that she knowingly or unknowingly perpetrated before an unwarranted Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Wherefore, especially in light of the conspicuous absence of time and place specificity concerning the alleged assault, according to her memory or lack thereof. Furthermore, the not so incidental means of travel to and from the scene is conveniently erased from her memory, which should prove to her that her memory is both fallible and faulty: least of all foolproof. (During the 1980’s there was no Uber and no cell phones: she allegedly just cast herself haplessly in the street with only her wiles to guide her home again at no small distance, but such dramatic events somehow elude recollection)…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

Add too, having the total universe of her supposed named witnesses unable to corroborate, substantiate or prove any part of her story is telltale. What’s more, each of named witnesses went so far as to submit affidavits that diametrically oppose her accounts (apparent confabulations) under penalty of the law, which when taken together makes for compelling testimony that tips the scales in favor of Judge Kavanaugh, not Blasey. Now, combine all of the foregoing with the emphatic denial and exculpatory evidence provided by the highly credible accused, Judge Kavanaugh: it’s preposterous for her not to admit that she might be mistaken no matter what she thinks she believes. Blasey’s testimony does not meet any judicial standard nor does it meet any test whereby law enforcement authorities can open mush less investigate anything resembling a case. Blasey’s entire testimony is impeached by its own shortcomings, failings and inconsistencies. TO BE BELIEVED YOU MUST BE WILLING NOT TO BELIEVE YOURSELF…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

I respectfully submit to a candid world that Blasey appears to me to be a calculating opportunistic self-styled victim who fortuitously aimed for a national stage in which to dramatize, unapologetically, the postmodern agenda as a SJW adherent. The power-hungry Dems (“crypto-communists”) where all too eager to oblige, underwrite, politicize and propagandize her seditious fraud on the American people for political gain. Moreover, the Dems, after the fashion of a fifth column, were not above hijacking the time-honored and inviolable constitutional confirmation process, designed by the Founding Fathers, to confirm an otherwise excellent nominee, Judge Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh the Dems owe you an apology for this travesty. Please step out from under the Sword of Damocles and take-up your rightful position on the Supreme Court with full honors and commendations. The only way to rid the country of this toxic contagious Leftist maniacal hysteria that has severely infected a vociferously predisposed and misinformed susceptible minority of the citizenry is to Vote Republican in the upcoming midterm elections…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

We must not walk upon “The Road to Serfdom”. We must not slip into ‘Totalitarianism’. We must not have our country resort to the use of a ‘Sanctuary Archipelago’. We must, in all events win the midterm elections and drive towards a landslide in 2020…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

American citizens are endowed with the blessings of liberty. due process under the law and the presumption of innocence unless and until proven guilty…VOTE REPUBLICAN!

VOTE REPUBLICAN! VOTE REPUBLICAN! With President Trump leading the way we can all Win! There will be no losers if we allow President Trump to keep on Winning…VOTE REPUBLICAN!


Exceptionalism is the Hallmark of the United States!

  • Shall we allow mere unsubstantiated, uncorroborated and unproven accusations to have standing in our Republic just because the Left deems it expedient? NO!
  • Shall we forfeit our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because the Left will profit by it? NO!
  • Shall we capitulate to the madness of the Left if they cannot rule over us? NO!
  • Shall we gratuitously forfeit our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honors for the Left? NO!
  • Or shall we VOTE REPUBLICAN, because it is the RIGHT thing to do, and DAMN THE LEFT! YES!

God Bless President Trump!

  • Make America Great!
  • America First!
  • Promises Made, Promises Kept!
  • Keep America Great!

God Bless America!

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Sonnet 2 – Love Redux

Bedeviled as ‘belled cats’ to suffer curses of pain and toils,

Still we hazarded consequences as if on the cuff. You and I,

Born within the infinite wake of Man’s original coils

Did wither, welter and wane whilst our love turned awry.

Punching far above our weight, we attained laudable titles,

Honors and status. To sustain the loft we grasp the nettle—

Albeit, pricked, pained and poisoned to the quick of our vitals.

Chagrined to have laden our love with debts penniless to settle.

Desperate to score we battened our resolve lest we turn the tide,

Else bound to be destitute castaways marooned on the Altar

Of Mammon. Into the abyss our fall follows our mortal pride,

Nigh bankrupting our dreams as would a reckless defaulter.

            Ere the ground breaks us we shall prosper anew,

            Withal we will break grounds à la love redux.

                                                                                                – David Grzan

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Sonet 1 – Wounded Marriage

For our sake let not our heroic marriage fatally succumb

To the dragon’s fire. Though our spiritual feathers

Be singed to ashes, we reckon to phoenix after we plumb

The depths of our chaos to seek out its hoarded treasures.

Unimaginable sufferings entailed to our rarefied climbs—

Originating from the fall that mortalized mankind’s kingdom.

Transcending ourselves we acceded to grander paradigms,

That bend us toward the soul of our enlightened wisdom.

Having been wholly broken-on-the-cross of our shadows;

We were born again, to take up that cross of being qua being.

Being so, our begets shall become to the spirit of the logos,

And find happiness in suffering—the source of all meaning.

        Our sacred vows were taken in the service of lineal glory,

       To wit this love sonnet perpetuates our epic love in story.

                                                                                       — David Grzan

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Left Wing Progressive Stance vs. Right Wing Conservative Stance — One Family’s Fight Against Communism

Right Over Left 

Vote Republican    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Left Wing Progressive Stance

The Left Wing Progressive Stance is characterized by an incestuous swamp-laden network flooded with Deep State Actors (“DSA”) who truck in venality, graft, corruption, cover- ups, espionage and spy games. Its members consist of an unholy alliance of DSA, whose stock and trade is to perpetuate a sinister web of Faustian Bargains. The object of which is to attain unimpeachable power as a means to freely exploit and monetize an otherwise robust political system for self-enrichment while draped in the aesthetic of their megalomaniac delusions of grandeur. This DSA cohort includes: Mainstream Media (“Propaganda Ministers”); Progressive Politicians (“Power Ministers”); Wall-Street Moguls (“Profiteering Ministers”); Intelligentsia Tsars (“Surveillance Ministers”); Education Elites (“Indoctrination Ministers”); Hollywood Activists (“Utopian Ministers”); Globalist Ideologues (“Immigration Ministers”); and, Identity Politicos (“Victim Ministers”).

This inauspicious cadre of simpatico Ministers cooperatively operate a finely tuned echo chamber that propagates and amplifies its cultish messaging to recruit, reinforce and appeal to the credulity of their base. What’s more, these Ministers use their DSA platform to infiltrate society-at-large in order to enlist people who are endowed with some of the most admirable and desirable personality traits such as creativity, agreeableness and caring— which affords the DSA with a respectable degree of legitimacy. In addition, the DSA does no less to actuate people with progressive tendencies; inculcate people with undirected passions; manipulate people with uncultivated minds; import illegal aliens to secure more votes; grant citizenship to illegal aliens to support future government growth; and, conscript an army of activists to relegate mainstream Americans to the outer margins of the political system. Withal, these crypto-communist Ministers permit their constituents to act- out and voice their biases upon a superficial stage courtesy of DSA. Like a Disneyesque city, the DSA only show their legions of supporters a staged neo-American vision without divulging the inner workings of the deep state superstructure that exists below the surface, because pawns are maintained on a need to know basis.

The Ministers of Left Wing Progressive ideologies advance their platform politics absent a due consideration for the ultimate ramifications of their policies. Their DSA platform generally consists of abortion rights, tax and spend programs, big government, porous borders, and globalism over nationalism. This Left Wing Progressive platform is structured to enable their so-called Social Justice Warriors to advance the DSA agenda, impose their will indiscriminately and justify any means necessary to secure their ends. Taken together or singly, as the case fits, these Ministers appropriate authority so they can grant various promiscuous permissions to their base. These are part of the Minister’s arsenal of red herrings that serve to foster groupthink as well as cultivate blind partisan allegiance to the Left Wing Progressive’s DSA.

The DSA endeavors to herd individuals, through fear tactics, into Leftist groups. This is accomplished by starting the process by labeling outsiders with epithets such as racist, xenophobe and Islamaphobe, because the fear of being an outcast oftentimes is enough to compel the outsider to join the group. The idea of groups, per se, appeals to the Ministers because once inside the group the ability to control the members of the group are relatively easy. (In a communist society individuals who think for themselves pose a threat to their system of control, and must therefore be eradicated or sent to a Gulag-type installation lest they infect the group with notions of individuality.) Each adherent in the Leftist group is encouraged to act-out and vociferously emote their litany of resentments, unapologetically project their biases, impose their ideologies and wreak mayhem without compunction on anyone not part of the group. To the Leftist’s way of thinking there is no need for thoughtful conversation, debate or dialectic with people who may have a dissenting point of view. With that said it is altogether appropriate for them to censor, discourage and repel others from dissenting against members of the Left Wing or for that matter challenge the Left Wing Progressive ideology in whole or in part, lest they risk being exposed and labeled as irrelevant, hoodwinked or hypocritical.

Furthermore, the Ministers of the Left Wing Progressive ideologies advocate, precipitate and promulgate many forms of “hate”, which are oftentimes heavily influenced by postmodernism ideology [a philosophy predicated on non-sequiturs in matters touching rationality, responsibility, science, logic, nature, hierarchies and truth]. These forms of “hate”, as it were, include but are not limited to the following manifestations: identify politics; political correctness; intersectionality; radical progressiveness; virtue signaling; race baiting; pathological altruism; collective Stockholm Syndrome; victim mentality; the oppressor/oppressed dynamic; economic illiteracy ignorance of history; distortion of history; globalism; socialism; fascism; communism; atheism; success shaming; wealth shaming; radical feminism; lettered protestors; social media dependents; cognitive dissidence and cognitive bias lackeys; blatant straw man tactics; and, peddling an ideology that advocates [generational plantation-style] welfare dependency.

Moreover, the Ministers are unconditionally forgiven any and all acts of malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance; but they readily decry in echo chamber fashion for “Impeachment” in virulent opposition of the sitting President even as he is stands innocent of all of the foregoing acts. This level of righteous indignation against the President, by the DSA, is conveniently justified based on the slightest rumors, innocuous faux pas or harmless improprieties that can be conjured up if it can be made to serve the Leftist narrative. The Ministers are quick to fabricate stories whether founded or unfounded, contorted or contrived, or take stories out of context, doctor them with spin, or make them up out of whole cloth fraught with bold-faced lies. President Trump is not always to be taken literally; rather, he is always to be taken seriously. In other words, put the emphasis on function over form, because the former produces the results for effect while the latter merely packages them for affect. Effect trumps affect.

 

The Left Wing Progressive Ministers have explicitly confessed that they vehemently denounce Western Culture because it is not, by definition, the utopian ideal (nor does it purport to be). Western Culture has, however, achieved a superior purchase over all other expressions of human culture because of its emphasis on merit, which stands in high relief against all other drivers of human value. The realization of human values, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is best signified in Western Culture. Western Culture is noted for its system of democratic principles, which are married to a free-market mixed economy with emphasis on capitalism. This sui generis recipe for civilization has raised the standard of living for people under its aegis to unprecedented heights. It has also lifted more people out of poverty than any other socio-economic convention. Furthermore, it has improved the health and well being of populations across the globe exponentially better than any other system of culture over the entire course of human history. These and other unrivaled expressions of human value emerge and thrive more prolifically in Western Culture because the busy bees of merit are free to pollinate the flowers that represent the equality of opportunity. As such, the system of Western Culture ensures against equality of outcomes thus avoiding the deadly plague of totalitarianism from decimating the potential productivity of otherwise healthy and harmonious populations of bees and flowers.

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”—Winston Churchill. President Trump has the U.S. economy thriving against all odds, not unlike a positive black-swan event. His staunchest critics who are the DSA will not concede, acknowledge, or recognize his masterful performance. The DSA will never capitulate to the Outsider President. The DSA can only lust at the chance to take the reins of power redux, and upon doing so they will immediately prosecute an illicit agenda to loot the American people like never before.

In the meantime, the Left Wing Progressives focus on the comparatively low-relief distinctions associated with the notion of equality of outcomes [universal egalitarianism] as exemplified most conspicuously by class differences. Such differences include relative measures of wealth as well as the naturally occurring vicissitudes associated with income and power disparities within Western Culture [with a wink and a nod to the Pareto effect and the associated J-Curve]. To illustrate the danger associated with the notion of equality of outcomes I shall make a comparison using the issuance of Academy Awards as an analogue. Suppose someone has accumulated a number of Academy Awards based on merit, compared to someone else who did not garner any Academy Awards, merit notwithstanding. By progressive standards, the former is the oppressor and the latter is the oppressed. The oppressed can then claim victim status, because they do not have any Academy Awards, which justifies their sense of resentment as a matter of course and by extension reifies Leftist ideology. (In that case, it would be better for the progressive [communist] government to confiscate all Academy Awards from all recipients in the interest of universal egalitarianism; and voila, you have equality of outcomes.) Hume’s Law parallels the practical limitations of transitioning from the inequality of outcomes [is] to the equality of outcomes [ought] by way of his ‘is—ought’ dichotomy. In other words, one cannot altogether transition from descriptive statements [is] to prescriptive statements [ought] without suffering adverse and/or unintended consequences.

Notwithstanding the intrinsic shortcomings of Western Culture, albeit negligible compared to any other system of governance, the argument for Western Culture continues to asymptotically approach the utopian ideal over time. This is a bonus benefit, not necessarily consciously engineered into the intended design, as it were. (The typical middle-class person living in the United States has a higher life expectancy now then any King living prior to 1950, and has better food, better healthcare and better technologies to boot, etc.) The best example of Western Culture is the United States because it has the added advantage of a constitutional government that espouses separation of powers, checks and balances, a bill of rights and equal protection under the law—which has afforded the American citizenry the highest standard of living ever in the history of humankind.

Left Wing Progressive Ministers in the United States advocate for disbanding free-market capitalism along with its attending constitutional government in favor of socialism cum communism. The calculus of promoting this seemingly innocent con is that it purports to harmonize the equality of outcomes between the haves and the have-nots through an indiscriminate wealth redistribution scheme. Property rights—the hallmark of capitalism in the private sector, will be replaced with prodigality rights—the trademark of communism in the public sector. Utopianism is another DSA version of a Faustian Bargain, but it too is a cruel mirage that inevitably leads to a T.S. Elliotesque Waste Land. (Note: utopianism is arguably the secular religion of the Left, who tend to be or at least lean atheistic—no surprise). This ideal, as it were, is wholly predicated on the principle of equality of outcomes as noted above. History teaches us that in a free and dynamic socio-economic system transactions between and amongst willing participants, per se, are necessarily optimized by the invisible hand. This is because the motivating forces of ‘mutual self- interest’ is the most efficient equalizer (as in equality of opportunity). This cannot be replicated by a centrally planned system of government with anywhere near the efficiency of a market-economy predicated on capitalistic principles. Capitalism is the economic fulcrum on which the beam that holds human nature and nurture in equal scale is freely turned. Communism, on the other hand, intervenes in an attempt to control the tilt of the scales as if it can do better—this is folly compounded by hubris to a fault.

As history has shown repeatedly, in any given socialist/communistic system with the passing of time, societal resources maintained by private citizens are unceremoniously redistributed to the point of exhausting such resources. This process unwittingly, but inevitably, acts to disincentivize actors from replenishing such economic resources, let alone endeavor to grow the stock of such resources. This leads to the eventual collapse of any centrally planned economy, howsoever conceived, and with it goes the utopian ideal a la Faust. Withal, the pending collapse of the nation-state and all who come under its direct sphere of influence inevitably become the subjects of a totalitarian regime. Those in control predictably react to the oncoming dystopian reality by resorting to tyrannizing the citizenry using lethal means of control (see Road to Serfdom—Frederick Hayek). It then becomes a foregone conclusion that any hope of realizing utopian aspirations were axiomatically doomed from the start. This comes as no surprise because the mere installation of any large-scale socialistic/communistic experiment initiates a race to the bottom where least common denominators reside. The result is that the masses become equally deprived or equally dead: so much for equality of outcomes.

 

Right Wing Conservative Stance

The Right Wing Conservative stance in the United States is simple and consists of two founding principles, including: i.) a strict adherence to the Constitution, as written, along with the Bill of Rights; and, ii.) a faithful commitment to and belief in ‘American Exceptionalism’—the very fruit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

“Where equality is enthroned, freedom is extinguished. The rise of the egalitarian society means the death of the free society.” — Patrick J. Buchanan

Right Wing Conservatives are currently led by the Trump administration, with President Trump being duly elected to ‘drain the swamp’ of all of its DSA. The Presidential mandate was to promote and deliver on the Conservative agenda. This agenda includes but is not limited to the implementation of the following: legislate tax relief and reform; roll-back stifling regulations; promote clean air and water policies; become the world’s leading energy producer again; construct tangible and intangible border security measures; legislate immigration reform; reduce the costs of healthcare; hold NATO to account; build up the military to assure peace through strength; opt exclusively for fair trade agreements; deal firmly with rogue nations; protect America’s competitive advantages; reduce unemployment; create jobs; train and educate the work-force; repatriate the manufacturing industry; strengthen the rule of law; uphold the constitution; and, support a host of other ‘America First’ initiatives that are intended to “Make America Great Again”. All of the foregoing came by way of President Trump’s mantra: “Promises Made—Promises Kept”.

The Right Wing Conservatives believe that all forms of Leftist socialism/communism are akin to a calling card for tyranny, totalitarianism and ultimately murder on an industrial scale (e.g.: Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pot), which the Right vehemently opposes. The Right Wing Conservatives must not allow itself to go too far ‘Right’ and risk lapsing unawares into anarchy, but at the same time must not be tempted into complacency as the ‘Left’ inexorably presses more desperately towards socialism/communism then ever before. The right to dissent [meaning: to critically examine, as in free speech] is our most cherishable inalienable right and the cornerstone of Western Culture, which the Right protects far more jealously and judiciously than the Left.

Finally, our National Anthem and American Flag are the Nation’s most prominent sacrosanct symbols of freedom and liberty and no less symbolic of our sacred blood and treasure. All United States citizens have been granted a hard-won privilege to honor these symbols whether they afford them a due respect [or not]. In all events, our National Anthem resonates with unparalleled patriotic passion as much as our Flag waves proud “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave“ for and on behalf of all Americans, Left and Right.

Conclusion

Vote Republican — Preserve American Exceptionalism

I am, of course, a patriot, aligned with Right Wing Conservatives, but I maintain a due respect for my fellow American patriots who align with Left Wing Progressives. Moreover, my grandparents on my father’s side were offered an opportunity to become communists during WWII while under Italian, and later on German, occupation in Yugoslavia. The quid pro quo to accepting the offer would allow my father and his two sisters to go to school and integrate into the community and enjoy better opportunities. My grandparents, being devote Catholics, opted out and as a result their children lost the opportunity to obtain the makings of a formal education, albeit, with the goal of indoctrinating my father and his two sisters to communism.

After having suffered for their beliefs, my father eventually made it to America, as an illegal alien, after an odyssey that lasted some 11-years. The odyssey took him by ship to the far reaches of the world during that time. Having resolved to settle in this country he jumped-ship while enlisted in the Yugoslavian Merchant Marine when his ship ported in New York City. He met up with relatives; and with their help, he obtained employment as a dishwasher (due to not knowing the language, but as the years progressed he rose through the ranks of his profession and enjoyed a 66-year career as a world-class waiter). Within three months of reaching New York City in 1959, he met and married my mother and one-year later I arrived on the scene.

In order to avoid the risk of being deported he arranged with a lawyer, who took advantage of him financially, to enter Mexico so he could re-enter the United States legally. Unfortunately, he was arrested in Mexico and jailed for approximately one month for entering Mexico illegally. He arranged his release with another, more honorable attorney, who led him back into the United States, legally. By 1967 my father had successfully met all of the requirements for citizenship, which was conferred upon him by a court of law—a day to remember.

My father was a man imbued with an unquenchable industrious spirit and endowed with a incomparable hard-work ethic. He was a family man’s family man and he was no less a waiter’s waiter. He successfully became a productive and proud citizen of the United States. I am so proud of my father. I will honor his fight, and I will honor his parents for their fight, and I will dedicate myself to the same fight, and I will teach my children how to fight the one and the same nemesis: communism.

Thank God my grandparents encouraged their son, my father, to escape to the United States of America. They suffered the horrors of WWI and WWII and did not want to bear the thought of their son having to endure the potential for WWIII if possible; ergo, America was the answer. My father eventually brought over many relatives, including his sister, his brother, his mother and his father (although his father returned to his native Yugoslavia) and a number of cousins.

I had the privilege to visit my father’s homeland on four occasions, thrice as a boy and once as a man. The experiences are as indelible as they are precious to me. My father enjoyed 55-years of marriage with my wonderful mom. He is survived by his wife, his three sons and his one daughter. He has 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and counting. God Bless America! God Bless my family—everyone!

David Patrick Grzan

his name is joe │ installment 7

 False Impressions

The Captor was notoriously known as a prevaricating master whose craft was rooted in the putting on of affected displays, choreographed verisimilitudes, and dissembling orchestrations; which were altogether performed to disarm, induce, and beguile the full contingent of SOF’s whom he was considering to entrap under the guise of an honorable Assignment. While the SOF was under the spell or at least fixated upon the Captor’s bizarre interviewing antics and his suspiciously ingratiating performances, their gravitas would, by degrees, wane-off and dissipate, leaving their guard down. Each SOF soon felt as though they were welcomed into the fold where they were sure to be treated as a favored son or daughter, as the case might be, within the pale of the Captor’s “empire” or feudatory sway. The Captor was quick to instruct the seasoned recruits on the best way to flatter him; and then he gave each SOF the opportunity ingratiate themselves to, or wax-on their own luster upon, his indecorous crown by having to openly swear their allegiance to him.

It seemed to Joe and his Band that it was best to humor the Captor because he was the gatekeeper or ex officio of their fortunes, their freedom and their lives. Though in truth, the Captor’s aims were cloaked by any number of shrouded provisos that contained conditions which remained subject to the interpretation of his self-interest, and which were limited exclusively to the product of his narrow wants and needs, money and perversions, the wanton pillars supporting his control. Grandiose overtures notwithstanding, each SOF was instructed not to meditate too vigorously over the particulars of prospering within his realm because each SOF could take stock (worthless in any currency) in the self-proclamations of the Captor, for seldom does one find goodness in great men. Likewise, by the strange accent of the Captor’s own bias he makes an insistent recommendation of himself, declaring that he is a man of excellent repute and impeccable character equal to the dash and mystique of a self-styled mafiesque “Godfather”. And according to Joe, the Captor would routinely step into his alter-ego role with seamless dexterity; and vaunt his character with veiled threats, vague promises, and sexual innuendo’s.

Hazed Alike

The Captor’s carefully constructed dramatizations were designed to challenge his quarry, while they were distracted by their own eager attempt to secure an Assignment. It was altogether incumbent for each SOF to deny the self-evidence of the Captor’s candid pretensions, which are ominously couched in the custom of his intemperate speech; and in the jaw-dropping nonplus moment of the event, the hapless SOF would necessarily concede to the dumbfounding charade. Given the absence of any comparable experience to which an SOF might consult their scruples, notwithstanding their own best self-defense against the acceptance of an ill-fated Assignment, the innocent victim, or SOF, including Joe, were unable to give weight to their skepticism; and instead, choses by default to buy-in to the assurance of the Captor’s provisional veracity, much to their unimaginable chagrin. Joe’s Band entered as distinguished SOF’s turned ultra-elite, or rather ultra-degraded SOF’s, by a vicious one-man hazing extravaganza, of the psychopathic kind.  During the flagrant ordeal the Captor specifically instructed each one of Joe’s Band, in their turn, including Joe himself, with a highly elaborate premeditated scene of rampant histrionics mixed in with a cacophany of his well-rehearsed though seemingly disparate schtick, which was made to look like impromptu remarks of the perspicacious kind, in order to; in effect, warn each member of Joe’s Band of just how ingenius he thought he was.  The warning, level to an axomatic threat, was for each member of Joe’s Band not to forget that for future purposes it was taboo to question the Captor’s veracity, and the such should never be challenged either by confrontation or insinuation for fear of offering an untenable offense that invites, or rather provokes, an unlooked for reprisal of devastating proportions.

Unbeknownst to the any of the SOF’s, however, the barbed hooks of base servitude, choked with dread, and fraught with despair, are all inexorably predestined to become inextricably set fast to the Captor’s patently casuistic designs and suspicious policies, which were wholly bereft of any hope for alleviation.  It was folly and otherwise moot for the SOF’s to assume even the slightest notion or slenderest chance of entertaining the prospect of reclaiming their freedom, especially after they have mortified themselves by surrendering up their military services to the morbid dictates of their new master. The policy throughout the Captor’s “empire” was marked by the avarice of his unilateral appropriations, the insolence that accompanied the abuse of his office; and the whole was stamped with rough-hewn ambition colored by corruption. Likened to the fervor of a religious fundamentalist, or fanatic heretic; though religion was otherwise just a foil to advance the Captor’s agenda, did the Captor ever lose sight of his public projection; namely, that if enforceable appropriations were the effect and safeguard, venality was the cause and supply, of his no-nonsense persona.

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his name is joe │ installment 6

Deceptive Interviews

Typically, as Joe described, the exhaustive and epic interview process began with an initial interview between a carefully screened U.S. Special Operations Force member or (“SOF”) and the Captor.  The process was as formulaic in its methodology, from the perspective of the subject SOF, as it was duplicitous in regards to its maniacal objectives from the vantage of the Captor. The interviews have, over many years, included many of Joe’s SOF’s, became so adulterated in an of themselves by the Captor that it was uniformly performed and perpetrated more as a means to gage the level of susceptibility or control potential that the Captor might be able to exercise over each SOF than it was to sift for the optimal strategic military fit.  As much as Joe and his Band were qualified to carry out any mission put to them, they were as likely to be chosen for their altruistic spirit and battle-hardened mettle because there loyalty to their superior would be adament; and Joe was the exemplar of loyalty.  This so-called interview process; or aplty put, interrogation was designed to be objectively and subjectively tested and measured in terms of the SOF’s level of enthusiasm, ability and ambition to succeed in whatsoever the over-arching mission demanded, which remains to be one of today’s most distinguishable military honors. However, due to the skewing and wholesale vitiation of the process by the Captor, who patently disregarded all time-honored protocols, the unmitigated cross-examination inevitably digressed into a series of debauched allusions couched in cryptic double-entendres. The transliteration of which converted into the only language the Captor understood, which was that of greed, power, money and fearsome control.  It was clear that the control factor stemmed from a viral strain of narcissim that could not tolerate the slightest specter of a slight, much less an injury; be as it may, the insecurity of the Captor reeked of unstintable paranoia.

The Captor attempted to determine if an SOF was predisposed to venality in order that he may, with some crude tempting, control the subject SOF through financial means, of the false-positive kind; which was no more than a perverted device used to debase the candidate while satisfying the Captor’s twistedly narcissistic and over-inflated sense of self-importance. The Captor did this because he needed to feed his narcissism with adulation; whether procured by an inconvenient purchase, or by the preferred method of a threat, and when necessary a dastardly illicit action. This was not unlike the character traits of a Caligula or Göring in psychopathic terms; and not far from the resemblance of a Nero or Mussolini in terms of goal orientation; and this was all compounded by a insuperable degree of paranoia level to the ilk of an Alexander or Stalin; and what’s more, he was devoid of anything resembling remorse, which ranks on par with a Genghis or Hitler; but in all events he is unrivaled in the annals of history when it comes to narcissism.

The Captor would attempt to corrupt the candidates by subtle insinuations in order to establish, by a reluctant affirmation on the part of each SOF, some common ground for an unequal contest for control. From that point on the selection process was so distorted from the intended objective, and by degrees of calculated manipulation matched with histrionic productions the Captor channeled Joe and his Band to acquiesce to the notion that an allegiance to money was catalytic to the meaning of life; and because he was the quintessential mammonite that that allegiance should accrue to him. There was nothing to do for Joe and his Band but indulge the Captor’s blind obsession and move-on. Joe and his Band felt they could placate the Captor so long as they could serve their country in the manner consistent with their patriotism, and pay no mind to the ravings of a mistrusted lunatic. There was no concerted effort to challenge or question the “powers-to-be” on how or why the Captor, a person of title, wealth and station was allowed to pursue an agenda so foreign to common sense or contrary to patriotic objectives and national security. The assumption by Joe and the constituents of his Band was that if “Uncle Sam” deemed it necessary to grant a free-license to the Captor to exercise his prerogative, so to speak.  Though at the time it was unbeknownst to the “Powers” that the Captor was a full-fledged psychopath masquerading as a man of action, competence, and confidence: emphasis on confidence, meaning “confidence-man”; than such a granting was not to be second-guessed Joe or anyone else, although in private much talk ensued for the sake of duty. Given that the “Powers” were content in their choice, or better said the choice was foisted upon them and it was easier to accept the self-appointment to Office by the Captor, in the name of “free-enterprise and commerce” then to challenge his indomitable will.  So long as Joe and his Band accomplished the missions there was no need to deal with the Captor.

The Captor sat seated secure in his elevated-station, proceeded to pursue his agenda and determine which of the SOF’s to recruit for his purpose. The litmus test was his oblique interpretation of the maleability of character regarding each SOF; and that his assessment would be reduced to a “label” that he would affix onto if not ingrain into each SOF by incendiary declarations and vile pronouncements that he would repeat ad-nauseam until the subject SOF would relent to his driving insistence. Of course the Captor’s psychological profiling of the various SOF’s was predicated on his own warped thinking; but that was of no consequence to the Captor because he proceeded with unabashed determination to justify his sorry conclusions, without an inkling that every SOF was on to him. Central to his interrogations was the drive to exploit the financial motivations and conditions of each SOF (financial ailing or not, with ailing far and away being the preferred choice for the Captor’s control purposes), because a want of money by an SOF was tantamount to a victim in the making. The Captor would effectively assign or insist that each SOF adopt a moral aptitude in-line with his diseased expectations so that each SOF might better resemble a countenance that telegraphed a tractable resignation to his will.

Then perchance the Captor might have the thrilling opportunity to degrade the SOF to a condition of shameful disgrace, to an extent far enough a healthy level of esteem that they might abandon the greater portion of their own self-respect, and truckle to his unreasonable demands to the point where defeatism takes hold in the hopes of complete ruin.  That, when taken together withal and tested against the litmus of his discretion did determine the outcome of the interview and seal the fate of the subject SOF.  If accepted by the Captor, the SOF was then seductively introduced to an entirely different atmosphere of fugacious hospitality that was soon eclipsed by rampant hostility, and by Kafkaesque gradations the hirelings, each in their turn, would be unceremoniously initiated, deprecated, and inculcated to the stifling machinations of the Captor’s oppressive, austere and convulsive world. As for Joe, the life-style adjustment was made all the more complicated and difficult, having previously subscribed himself to the mirage; nay, the pursuit of a Capraesque existence wrapped up in an American flag. Every SOF was invariably deprived of the common decency to participate in any forum or military setting by which they could, or might be encouraged to, advance their ideas and inclinations. Furthermore, the Captor warned each SOF never to exercise their edifying capacity in order to  criticize him, constructively or otherwise; and they were emphatically prohibited from ever venturing upon their courage to be observant of his maneuverings, much less adopt a creative stance if they knew what was good for them.  Instead, the Captor flagrantly flouted the Lady-of-Justice, yet deigned to preserve the name of justice though without the substantive prerequisite of human rights; and inasmuch dared to indulge the license of it without the temper of or respect for humanity at large.

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his name is joe │ installment 5

 Immoral Victimization

During Joe’s near 15 years of captive service, as a Special Operations Commando in the “Shadow-Military”, where his life during those years was nothing short of a uniform yet various scene of persecution. The Captor, a Chief Officer, being first among his maniacal peers certainly did out-Herod his contemporaries, both in the cruel contrivances of his mandates and the rigor of their painful executions. The insufficient term of a second or two was assigned for the conversion of all military personnel to adjure to his way of thinking or be discharged summarily, or suffer some other perilous affront. Yet, if a Service-person, whomsoever, still connived at their precarious stay, were systematically deprived, under the Captor’s peremptory yoke, not only of the benefits of society and military honors, but of the common birthright of their humanity and dignity by stripping the Service-person of their God-given immunities.

The premeditated or spontaneous intentions of each mischievous taunt, menacing display, terroristic threat, and heinous act served as the ingredients of a promiscuous alchemy for the production and deliverance of terror and tribute. Each concocted manipulation was especially prepared and calculated, to astonish the particular vulnerabilities and sensibilities of each and every Service-person, with devastatingly grievous offenses in order to best achieve the effects of fear and abhorrence, the vulgar parents of control. And if a Service-person could not read the Captor’s mind as to what he wanted, than the Captor would gratuitously give that service-person a piece of his mind, while he went out of his mind, as he remonstrated the Service-person for not paying him any mind. In Joe’s case the draconian policies instituted by the Captor ruined, stole, destroyed, and robbed him and his family of every measure of happiness possible; and instead, replaced their happiness with perpetual fear, dread, nightmares, anxiety, exasperation, hopelessness, abandonment: because their lives, their fortunes, and their liberties were ever on the verge of annihilation.

Wealth Factor

The gravitational pull that the Captor, a man of contrived-wealth, abrogated-power and funded-influence, has on the common man, and no less on Officials of every stripe, is not to be underestimated. The outcome of a contest between the wealthy Captor and a disadvantaged Service-person, as in the case of Joe and his Band, will, without a saving intervention, fell to the wealthy Captor. The rhetoric or even the lies of the wealthy Captor was often times more persuasive than the truth or the solid evidence of a disadvantaged Service-person in whatever equal contest that arose between the two such contenders. The greatest obstacle that Joe had in his contest with the Captor was that Joe, constrained as he was, has to muster his abilities to advance mountainous truths and granite proofs against the hollow rhetoric and shadowlike plausibility of the Captor; and with that defeat the Captor on the field of honor.  Joe had to compensate for the Captor’s overwhelming influence that he used to mesmerize sympathizers with his specious speechcraft; backed by his ability to distribute wealth, deliver power, and dispense influence in order to gain undue support for his case.

Joe has witnessed several persons of high-military title that personally knew both the Captor and himself, where the Captor had damaged, taken advantage of, reneged on promises, behaved hostilely toward, even threatened such said persons. Those very same persons have also fully sympathized with Joe and enthusiastically embraced the merits of his case; still, they found it easier to side with the Captor, if only passively, due to his wealth position and the Captor knew this to be the case and depended on it. That aspect of reality was genuinely frustrating for Joe and it shows just how people will casts their allegiances for, as well as align their own interests with that of a wealthy person of the caliber of the Captor, even if it comes at Hero’s expense, making Joe a double victim. People seemed to have forgotten that the Captor obtained his wealth with anything but generosity; whereas the disadvantaged Service-person, such as Joe, has given all he has to so many, time and again. Also, the Captor has confused the material wealth of a person with the human value of a person; and the measure of all people, in the Captor’s estimation, is reduced to a simple function of their material wealth as measured in dollars. Furthermore, the Captor would claim his brutal antics were a sign of his eccentricity that is expected to be excused because of his wealth; whereas his behaviors would otherwise be certified that of an insane person, had it not been for his wealth.

 

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