I have been going through a personal tragedy. Few weeks ago I decided to go on OS to see what’s new. I was happy to see that Thoth is back. Then I also saw the same bullies still following him around and insulting him. So I kept reading from blog to blog. I mean I read too much actually and what I found out was just very sad. I contacted Thoth to ask him a few questions, but like always he did not want me to post about him. I told him it was not about him, it is about me. I am pissed off.
Some of Thoth’s sworn enemies claim that they know Thoth. One said Thoth’s wife divorced him. That is a lie because no one knows Thoth or his wife. What is his wife’s name? No one on OS knows anything about Thoth except for his avatar and posts. Some say that with 24 hour investigation they got some OSers to reveal Thoth’s first name (Sam). Well good for you, but so what? One said he is not a doctor. I have never read anything on Thoth’s blog that even suggests he is a doctor. No one has ever claimed that Thoth gave medical advice. OK, so you convinced one OSer to reveal the contents of her PMs, which I was told is the most despicable thing to do on OS, and Thoth told her he was a doctor so what? What difference does it make? I do not understand. No one knows either way. As if he is really going to tell everyone what he does for a living. May be he doesn’t do anything for a living. You get the point?
Then I found out that some safety-pin Amy (this is what Thoth call’s her) claim that Thoth came on to her. Then I read Thoth’s response (photocopies of all the PMs he sent to Amy) on the Judge’s blog. She (the Judge) posted them all proving that Amy is a liar. Then, I found out that Robin Sneed (bless her heart) posted about how Amy lied about everything she said about her “wife” confirming everything Thoth said about how Amy used the memory of a dead woman just to smear his reputation. For almost two years on OS, NO WOMAN HAS EVER CLAIMED THAT THOTH CAME ON TO HER. In fact, the word is that whenever Thoth reads the first sign of a come on he sends back this cliché: “He has been happily married for twenty five years and has two kids in college.” That is a very nice way of saying no. Has he been married for 25 years? Does he have two kids? Exactly, we do not know and we do not care.
And then there are these two women on OS who have a 24 hour watch for Thoth’s comments and posts. They remind of monkeys in a zoo throwing feces at people. To them I say I know that rejection is hard, but you must move on. You are wasting a lot of your time in hatred and jealousy. Get a life.
One said that Thoth made Frank Apsia leave OS. This is the last interaction between Frank and Thoth on one of Thoth’s posts before Frank “left” and came back.
...thank you for pointing out just how absurd it is for today’s American conservatives to attempt to identify what they stand for with the intentions of what we now refer to as “the founding fathers.” Conservative protestations that “we represent the founding fathers” belong in a landfill mixed in with all the other garbage.” Jan 18 2010 10:28 AM
Indeed, they have no right to claim the founders and we should stop this ridiculous rumor. Thanks, Frank for your visit and comment.” Jan 18 2010 11:07 AM
Then I read a disgusting comment about Thoth (I am not even going to mention the dirty words) claiming that Thoth writes gibberish. Then I found this comment by the same guy, QUOTING Thoth in his comment.
Excellent post Thoth. It's great to know history, and even myths have their uses, but as you point out, they are easily amenable to the purposes of liars and thieves. We've come a long way since the days of the Founding Fathers, but despite the massive increases in wealth and power of the country, and the advances in science and society, we've become intellectually and politically less than we were in those days.
"When the corporate-appointed useless middleman (for example, insurance companies) is robbing the citizens and the citizens know that they are being robbed by the middleman, but the citizens still blindly protect and promote the middleman; what do you call that? I call it malicious audacious hypocrisy of the lame."
The malicious audacious hypocrisy of the lame; that's as good a way to put it as any. We're living under a self-imposed dictatorship of ignorance and apathy, and seem perfectly content as a people to throw democracy in the rubbish bin. In an era when we need leadership of the calibre of Jefferson or Lincoln or FDR, all we get is gansters and timid technocrats and and promoters of the rotten status quo. I'm not hopeful for the future.
Nanatehay Jan 21 2010 12:38 PM
I have a request and a plea to make. Please, stop the lies and the personal attacks. Stop using OS blogs to scare new bloggers. And like The Man himself always said, if you have an argument relevant to the subject of the post, make it. But if you do not like what someone writes DO NOT COMMENT ON HIS OR HER BLOG. Thank you.
If you do not like Thoth, please have the decency to respect the feelings of those who like him.
I have collected some of OS comments that are almost unique to Thoth’s posts. I chose only the comments that explain why we like Thoth’s writing and left out the pure compliments. By the third post I got tired. Enjoy!
Thoth, your posts always leave me thinking and rereading and rereading. There is a brilliance and art to your writing. Thank you.
You have this amazing ability to just switch tones at the drop of a hat in your stuff. Love that about you!
I second that dedication! Well said my friend! Your posts are always inspiring and allow one's thoughts to challenge ones opinion. Well done! Well done!
Excellent piece. Love the lexicon, and I'm going to show the GBS quote to my wife, who keeps telling me I have a negative attutude, when really I'm just being realistic i.e. cynical. There's no fog on my mirrors.
Brilliant! A Swiftian satire of the first order - except that I think I know the Regans. rated with admiration - for the post and for its dedication
Your word and thought play here is very impressive. We can all learn from the way you blend politics, humor, and great writing. This is my favorite:
Charlie Regan did what he was told. He lived by the Twelfth Commandment and followed the Eleventh. He moved up from the ‘full dinner pail’ to the ‘full garage’. He lived the American dream. Charlie is a neocon, theocon and a superpatriot wingnut who never misses a chance to shoot at Santa Clause. Charlie always thought of himself as 100% American, and refuses to realize that there is no such thing—all Americans are hyphenated. Charlie is not a chauvinist or a unilateralist or a triumphalist; he is simply a jingo.
You see it all so clearly and write it out so damn well. Excellent, funny, smart. You are the only man who makes me wish I had a big ass. ;)
A prized post.
Each and every word is included for a reason--producing a lean, yet bountiful feast--and that is indeed a rarity here.
Great post. You are "The Thinker". I love that.
Good writing...no...great writing my friend. You manage to blend a lot in
Each time I am fortunate enough to read what you have written I know I have been taken on a wonderful ride...this was no exception dear. Your humor and use of words (thanks for the glossary too) to weave a story is unmatched. I bow to your prowess of both. R
Damn, man - you packed this chock full of analysis, yet kept it entertaining and educational! Well done, sir. Well done.
Amazing use of language. Political and social commentary wrapped in a parody. Funtastic!
Wow! That was so cleverly written. Absolutely a gem!
It's totally brilliant the way you weave all of the political jargon together to create a searing satire. RATED!!
This is wonderful, Thoth! I love the opening quote. As a bit of a cynic I can relate to it for sure.
You shine here. This is clever and funny and smart.
There's something about the way you write, I can only describe it as slick, it reads fast but at the same time, slick, cosmopolitan.
Wow! Incredible insight and deep thought.....this one is a definite "read over" and over and over.
This is a wonderful piece of writing. It should be required reading in the schools, just before they recite the Pledge of Allegiance. r.
I read this and when I got to the Salvation, I was nodding with strong agreement. Your perspective, from the founding fathers to the idiocy of conservative religious thought, is well thought out and spot on!
Thank you, Thoth. This is one of the things I love about OS. I keep learning -- and your post made so much sense on so many level. I need to re-read it a few more times because there were many points I'd like to focus on more closely. I've always hated Mondays -- but not today.
T--I've read this twice so far, and I know I'll come back again (at least once). This is an impressive piece of work. First off, it's very well-written, which always counts highly with me. But even more importantly it's so well-thought-out. This piece has given me enough to think about for today. And there are a few lighter comments that make me laugh, chief being: "This motif of unnatural vulgarity is probably triggered by their long frustrating search for someone to spell-check their signs."
Thank you for this, Thoth. I'm very impressed and thankful that you posted this here--and that I had the sense to read it. Wish I could rate it 1000 times! R
Thoth - you do amazing work here. You bring a lot of pieces to the table and weave them together to make a helluva a sound argument. This is one of my favorites. Bravo!
I'm really impressed by the level of thinking and research that went into this. I also like how you discuss these very serious issues with a good deal of humor/well-used sarcasm. I always find that useful when you want to make a point. Great job!
Fucking brilliant, Thoth. Well-written, intelligent, and unforgiving. You've summed up the history of the US in a precise and understandable manner.
For some reason, this post reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut, one of the great American heroes. I think he would be proud of your work here.
You take my breath away, my dear. Rated
F*cking awesome, dude. Over the heads of many to be sure, but this should be required reading, its own chapter in the Citizen's User Manual.
Sweeeeeeeeeet post. This should be required reading.
"I am in a most cherished grief."
Thoth, this is stunning....love to you...xox
Wow, I am speechless, I was just sitting here after reading this, just sitting...I'm sorry is to little to say, you will meet again, not enough.
This was a side of you I didn't know, a sad side, one that I think, formed who you are. Just stunning in how it is written.
Masterful. Your writing skills are nonpareil. Powerful and so sad. Thank you for sharing.
Thoth... This is... There are no words. HUGE HUGS.
I am truly fucking speechless, man....
I love this post at so many levels. I mostly love the line, "Now I see Sarah only when I smile." ~r for style, sensitivity, and for being the kind of man who could captivate Sarah!
i can only gulp a little, and send hugs to you, thoth. what a piece of writing - whimsical supernatural royal uplifting and damned sad. thank you for sharing.
This was epic, Toth. I too am speechless ,and very excited to read more. Wow! It captures randomness and loss so well.
Thoth that is beautiful. You had me in tears. Wonderful piece :)
I read it, and read it again, very, very beautiful. It reads like Shakespeare. "
Too shy to cry was I but fly
Did I to skies of tears above
Those who worship wonder why
He can die who’s not in love "
My man, Sam I am, not, you my friend are one hell of a writer. You are the most dependable reader and commenter on here and I am just now catching up on your works. I believe that we are kindred spirits in many ways... Not sure if you'll get that, but I think you may.
Powerful writing, Thoth. Glad I was too tired last nite to read and comment on so many of these letters, and especially glad I didn't try my hand at capturing the levels of craftsmanship - hell, artistry - that you brought to us here, because so many of the other comments have done it so much more intelligently and perceptively than I could have. But your prose and poetry did sweep me away. You have a true gift, my friend. And I agree with John of the Village of Whitefish Bay (wow, what a name) that the phrase an honorable coyness that commands surrender is exceptional. Magical. As a story, this does rival Romeo and Juliet - more refined and subtle. I hope the movie is made while Winona Ryder is still young enuf to play Sarah. (r)
Oh my God. Not only beautifully written (natch) but such a story, I'll be thinking about it for a long, long time. Oh, a long time. I am most struck by how you tell a story that has such a component of tragedy with such spareness and emotional economy, no sentimental ick to cheapen the weight. It's funny (the abandonment of William) and intriguing (the descriptions of your parents) and loving (Sarah).
I have lots to say, but would end up writing a post of my own here in the comments.
"She is innately shy, but in her heavenly eyes, I can see an honorable coyness that commands surrender."
You undoubtedly honor and understand women, dear Thoth.
This is why we love Thoth. Thank you.