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First to say: If you insult me, curse at me, call me any derogatory name, imply I am ignorant, think I am crazy, and need to take meds, call me a coward, or bastard, are into the sex porn venue, tell lies, post demonic photo's such as skulls, or dragons, or say anything to demean my character even jokingly, you will win my highly sought after BLOCKED AWARD. If you think you are so smart to question me about why I give such an Award, you too will be Awarded. I am very choosey when it comes to being my friend.

I consider my friends real friends, not simply a click of the mouse. If you want to suggest God is a hypocrite, he is not, therefore I am not. I prefer to do the right thing. I follow the Leadership ideals of IBM CEO John Opel: Respect the Individual。And follow the Lord of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I claim the Book of Mormon is true, but think the Prophet Joseph Smith fell away afterwards, and the Mormon Church today is hijacked by Satan. But it is not the Church that will save you. It is your own personal relationship with Jesus our Lord. The proof is the lies of the Mountain Meadow Massacre, and on that same day Sept 11th 2001 or 911 happened. The very Mormon Church today does not seek the truth to 911, and they follow the Republican lies. It is clear I am not a Mormon of today's Church, but a Mormon of the Days of Moroni. And that's the way it is.

I believe in the Welsh form of Democratic Government with a Monarchy Base. My inspiration is Owain Glyndŵr and I have returned.

“Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can win.”― Vince Lombardi

TheR: The Real Reverence

Raised in Up-State New York. Lived like the Amish people. No heat in our home. Worked on a farm, went to Public School. Played Football, Wrestling, and Golf. I like bike riding the best. My Father influenced me to make an Electricity Machine. I am doing it now. Went to several Universities. Mater Dei College, Paul Smiths College, Weber State University, Montana State University in Havre. Very much an Elder having spent much time studying under the Benedictine Monk Thomas Merton, became a member to the LDS Church, and now no longer a member and believe in the Bible and Book of Mormon. My degree is AA Degree in Liberal Arts and my own Degree The Aggregation Degree of Professionalism. .

Upon the 911 time, being an American I left the US after 43 years, 2 months after it hit my home state NY. I was in Boston driving Flat-bed Truck on September 11, 2001. They sent me to NY City for a load, when I saw the smoke in the sky. Never was able to pick up the load, headed back to Maine. I got my passport and left the US for China to teach Democracy to strengthen English Communication, and learn China Language. I teach English, and work on my invention. I support the Kingdom of God. Coming to China I realize how important for America to work outside of the USA, to promote English, so they know what it is, so the Military is not used as an option. The main issue to me is living in a country that believes in God, and follows Gods Commandments. God is our Monarchy and Blessing as he bestows to the Queen of England. I try very hard not to be a hypocrite. Presently in China, teaching English and introducing Jesus the Christ.. I am an inventor, and see things differently than other people.

After 14 years in China, I would not advise anyone who believes in God and the real meaning to the Republic do NOT go there. They are big time liars, crooks, and thieves. Their Courts are very Corrupt and do not even follow their own laws. If you do go; Never invest or do trade with China until they decide to make moves toward Freedom and Liberty. People use the word Democracy these days in the wrong way. Democracy is also Socialism, but the kind of Socialism you can vote for. The issue is Democracy is right when you have a Monarchy to keep things Honest and Straight in the Government. The fact is America's Monarchy should resonate from the Native Inhabitants which are the Native American Indians. But America does not respect the rights of Original Homeland peoples.

In a Republic you do not accept to being Governed. But the Native Americans were this way at one time. A Republic is against Government, because God already is the real Government, and Republicans follow the auspices of God. At least they say they are suppose too. It is still a hope America will someday accept the truth, and establish the Rights of Native American Indians, as our honor in this vast society. For without Native Americans, we would not be here. Yet America has always considered them not here. Sad. I think.

The Republic of China is a Lie. They do not believe in God, and are determined Communist Dictators. They believe in Slavery of their people. They block everything and you are conformed to do as they say or perish. I do not ever want to go to China again, and advise Americans never go there; unless you want to loose all your money or held hostage like they did to me, for the past two years. Americans better wake up, or the Chinese are going to overrun and take over the United States. I already had a run in with them at the San Francisco Airport, and you can read my story above.

In College saw a student gunned down at Weber State University in Ogden Utah, Webster State University. My invention is called The Flying Gyro-Electric Machine Generator. Also the Electric Maglev.

In the Future I will develop my Electricity Machine, The Flying GEM-G. or The GEM: God's Electricity Machine. I want to develop my Company in the near future, and live in Wales England my real homeland.

The US complains about illegal immigrants in the US all the time, I think Obama is right about the Immigration issue as far as embarrassing the Rich Elite who think they run everything. The Rich Elite in my opinion are really Foreigners because, since they do not keep their money in US Banks, but in Foreign Tax Havens, claiming to escape taxes, but in fact do not trust their own banking system. How is it fair the Middle Class or Poor Illegal Immigrants who work here and put their money in our Banks, and pay taxes, that they are not Citizens of America, and the Rich Elite make the poor and middle class pay for the National Debt they created, and pay for their Failed Banks when they pay nothing, knowing they have more than enough in those Foreign tax Havens, how is it they can declare they are Citizens of the United States? They are not. They are Foreigners.

I believe in Jesus Christ and following the goodness from him. I work and fight for his causes only.

If you want to know more about me, just search on the Web.
Dominic Jermano The Flying GEM-G, my Electricity Machine Invention.

Pro-Gun. You want to shoot me, go ahead. You only send me where I want to go anyway, where there are NO GUNS. Just know this. I never pointed one at you, nor would even think of it.

Best articles:
How Much Fuel In Volume Do You Think Is Wasted By Idling Vehicles At Stop Lights, and Traffic Jams Per Day Around The World?
OK For US To Sell Out 911 Freedom Tower To China?
Settling and Understanding the Meaning of Real DNA Citizenship in the World.
Why Does The LDS Church Allow Richard G. Scott To Be One of the 12, When All He Is Building is a Mountain of Nuclear Waste?
The Rich Elite Are Foreigners and Poor Illegal Working Immigrants are Citizens, So Amnesty is a Legal Agenda. Agree?
Sustainable Living Hostels A Move To The Modern Age?
End Game With Hong Kong Is:
Would You Ever Consider That 911 Was A Good Thing?
Democracy Vs. China Communism
The Looming War Against Communist China.
China Adherence to Illegitimate Communism throughout its History and Unfortunate Present Time
To Stand Before My Good Intentions
The Supreme Court Lawsuit Case Against President Obama
Understanding The Failure of American Foreign Policy
Embracing The Modern Age: Part I, II, III
Buy Living Stock Options Instead of Real Estate
How Do They Make Electricity?
The First Man Made City on the Ocean. Equator City
How I Achieved Energy and Food Security. Do You Want to Know?
True Wonders of the World
Agriculture War
The International Institute of NonViolence.
The Fraud of American University Accreditation.
Bury The God of Gun
The Gyro-Maglev Electric Generator
The Flying GEM-G
Be a Man and Plug the Hole. I stopped the Gulf Oil Spill.


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I was not born into an Amish Family, but I consider myself to be a Christian man, living for God in his Kingdom. Now dislocated from New York, because of 911

I'd like to meet

The Lord
The Disciples
St. Paul
Queen Elizabeth
Prince Charles
PM David Cameroon of Great Britain
Jon Stewart
Mitt Romney
Ross Perot
Nick Vujicic
Keanu Reeves
Pope Francis
Lance Armstrong
Sam Elliott
Tom Selleck
Ralph Nader
Alex Jones
Jesse Ventura
Eddie Murphy
Dustin Hoffman
Chow Yun-Fat
Julian Assange
Bill Murray
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Pete Rose
Robert Redford
Dennis Kucinich
Ron Paul
President Putin
And anyone who is not a terrorist who wants to be my friend.


Study Issues, Continue Self Education, Teaching, Electricity Invention Building, Family, singing in the Choir.

Work to stop Global Warming, Promote Non-violence, Become like the Lord a Modern Era Religious Mormon LDS Monk Amish man without a beard. Ha. Operate my Electricity Machine, and Dome Home Green house Garden Store.


Live and get my Citizenship Rights to Wales England. I am Welsh. Being a Farmer in Wales.Working on my Electricity Machine Invention called The Flying GEM-G, Good Health, Peace, family building, gardening, Teaching English, exercise, riding bikes, teach and practice Non-violence. Don't own a car, don't buy gasoline. I support and do my best to stop global warming. It has to be one of the most critical issues we face. Always Trying To Get Out of China.

Favorite Music

Older Chinese Music, Blues, Jazz, George Benson, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstong, Maynard Ferguson, Chicago, Black Sabbath, Emerson Lake and Palmer., Classical Music; Chopin.

Favorite TV Shows

News, Andy Griffin, Leave it to Beaver, The Wild Wild West, Bonanza, Big Valley, Alfred Hitchcock, Dr. Seuss. I don't like Green Eggs and Ham, I don't like them Sam I am. Star Trek

Favorite Movies

Gandhi, The Story on Jesus. Documentaries of British and Welsh History, What About Bob. Old Yeller. Chinese History Movies, Descendents, Wizard of Oz.
Most Favorite: The City of Ember ; Willlie Wonka's Chocolate Factory, Mr. Macgorium's Wonder Emporium, Descendants.

Favorite Books

Book of Farming
Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Bible and Book of Mormon
Seven Story Mountain. Thomas Merton
Traditional Chinese Medicine Encyclopedia
History of Native American Indians
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Books about Thomas Edison and Electricity

Favorite Quotes

When given a Lemon in life, make Lemonade.

the French philosopher Pierre Joseph Proudhon, explained the people versus government problem, as follows:

To be Governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be Governed is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.

"Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come. That's why we want to be considerate of every man--Who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?"-- Maxim Gorky (The Lower Depths)

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." -- Albert Einstein

“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?”

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 18:25)”

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

"Be true to yourself and you cannot be a traitor to any good cause on earth."

"It is the minorities who have made the history of this world. It is the few who have had the courage to take their places at the front; who have been true enough to themselves to speak the truth that was in them; who have dared oppose the established order of things; who have espoused the cause of the suffering, struggling poor; who have upheld without regard to personal consequences the cause of freedom and righteousness. It is they, the heroic, self-sacrificing few who have made the history of the race and who have paved the way from barbarism to civilization. The many prefer to remain upon the popular side.
Eugene Debs

Favorite Heroes

The Lord, Howard Garling a Dairy Farmer I worked for during my youth on Clay St. in Lima New York. Queen Elizabeth, Mahatma Gandhi, Thomas Merton, AJ Muste, Rev.Martin Luther King Thomas Edison, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench. IBM CEO: John Opel , Lance Armstrong, Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Loyd Benson, Ralph Nader, Bill Moyers, Walter Cronkite: Because that's The Way It Is. Gregor Mendel a Scientist, Monk, The Father of Genetics, never taken seriously for his great contributions, until later. Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Watson and Crick, who discovered DNA. God Bless them all.

Alfred E. Smith: 4 term Governor of New York. Self Educated, never attended a University.
I Especially Like:

Cornelius Drebbel
Link: http://galileo.rice.edu/Catal...

Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray.

Jesse Ventura: I just think Jesse is the greatest individual on the planet. I have much respect for that guy.

PM David Cameroon of The United Kingdom.

Gore Vidal: American Master Of Understanding Truth

Howard Zinn: My friend

Alex Jones: Great American Journalist

Ralph Nader: Smartest American I know: http://www.informationclearin...


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  • StephenB 2015/02/21 23:15:52
    Thank you for the picture!
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  • StephenB 2014/12/19 14:24:41
    Thanks for the picture, my friend!
  • Miss Kris the Centrist 2014/12/19 01:39:39
    Miss Kris the Centrist
    Jesus! :3

    jesus heaven

    I always liked this piece of artwork.
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    thank you R...I love seeing any picture of Jesus...Merry Christmas
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    Your welcome.
    Seen you around and have enjoyed your posts.:-)
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    cosmos gif surely is!
  • sandra 2014/05/14 14:07:40
    Hi R, I haven`t spoke to you in a long time. But I have been thinking about you lately. And I hope your invention is coming a long great. I certainly believe in it.1100%
    Have you thought of going on Dragon`s Den with it?
    I am currently working on something myself. Please drop me a line just to say hello if you would like to. I have that same book you posted as your background photo.
    have a great day
  • Mike 2014/04/23 08:39:10
    Mr. R, your Electricity Machine is very creative. Now you should create a machine to cool all that hot air in DC (aka, global warming).

    As for posting any articles, perhaps, one day, when I find something that could change the world. So stay tune, I feel one coming soon.
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    Wow. Thanks so much for the friend request. You have an AMAZING profile. :)
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    My Favorite Old Testament Book in Bible:

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    LOL....And just what IS that????
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    Gore Vidal:

    Gore Vidal: “America is Rotting Away at a Funereal Pace and will Have a Military Dictatorship Pretty Soon…
    Posted: 03 Aug 2012 01:58 AM PDT: 4th Media

    Remembering Gore Vidal

    Many labels characterize him: distinguished author, essayist, playwright, historian, acerbic sociopolitical/cultural critic, freethinker, intellectual, and humanist.

    In 2009, the American Humanist Association (AHA) named him honorary president.

    On July 31, Gore Vidal died from complications of pneumonia at his Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles home.

    He was 86. He’ll be missed. Los Angeles Times writer Elaine Woo called him a “gadfly on the national conscience” and “literary juggernaut.” He was that and much more.

    New York Times writer Charles McGrath said he was “an Augustan figure who believed himself to be the last of a breed, and he was probably right. Few American writers have been more versatile or gotten more mileage from their talent.”
    Random House editor Jason Epstein called him “an American version of Montaigne.”
    As an essayist, New York Time Book Review writer RWB Lewis said he was “so good that we cannot do without him. He (was) a treasure of state.”

    London Guardian writer Richard Lea called him “one of the towering figures of American cultural and political life for more than s...

    Gore Vidal:

    Gore Vidal: “America is Rotting Away at a Funereal Pace and will Have a Military Dictatorship Pretty Soon…
    Posted: 03 Aug 2012 01:58 AM PDT: 4th Media

    Remembering Gore Vidal

    Many labels characterize him: distinguished author, essayist, playwright, historian, acerbic sociopolitical/cultural critic, freethinker, intellectual, and humanist.

    In 2009, the American Humanist Association (AHA) named him honorary president.

    On July 31, Gore Vidal died from complications of pneumonia at his Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles home.

    He was 86. He’ll be missed. Los Angeles Times writer Elaine Woo called him a “gadfly on the national conscience” and “literary juggernaut.” He was that and much more.

    New York Times writer Charles McGrath said he was “an Augustan figure who believed himself to be the last of a breed, and he was probably right. Few American writers have been more versatile or gotten more mileage from their talent.”
    Random House editor Jason Epstein called him “an American version of Montaigne.”
    As an essayist, New York Time Book Review writer RWB Lewis said he was “so good that we cannot do without him. He (was) a treasure of state.”

    London Guardian writer Richard Lea called him “one of the towering figures of American cultural and political life for more than six decades.”AHA said he was “a masterful humanist voice.” He “added an enthusiastic, progressive and dynamic voice” to AHA’s humanist movement.

    AHA president David Niose said:“The progressive and humanist values Gore Vidal repeatedly espoused moved the culture in a positive direction.”
    “He spent his life pointing out the places in society that needed the most attention without worrying who might be embarrassed or upset by his opinions.”

    Humanist magazine editor Jennifer Bardi added:
    “He’s been called an iconoclast, a provocateur, and a misanthrope. And of course Gore occasionally said things that gave humanists pause. But he was forever dedicated to the cause of enlightenment and exposed injustice and hypocrisy at every turn.”

    On August 1, Bardi headlined “Goodbye, Mr. Honorary President,” saying:
    “It’s too hard to list all the appropriate adjectives and accolades that could proceed Gore Vidal’s name. Gore Vidal died tonight and the enlightened world mourns. But what a life he lived!”

    He spent decades criticizing the religious right, US imperialism, perpetual wars, political extremism in the name of national security, America’s military/industrial complex, and other political, social and economic injustices.

    He succeeded Kurt Vonnegut as honorary AHA president. He accepted at the time, saying he would be “most honored to succeed my old friend as honorary president of the Association.”

    “Although he himself is hardly easy to replace, I will do my best to fill the great gap.”

    His official web site listed his accomplishments. They include 24 novels, five plays, many screenplays, over 200 essays, his memoir Palimpsest, his National Book Award winning “United States (Essays 1952 – 92),” and numerous other political books.

    They include:
    “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated”
    “Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta”
    “Imperial America”
    “The Decline and Fall of the American Empire”
    “Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship”
    “Rocking the Boat”
    “The Last Empire: Essays 1992 – 2000″

    In 2003, PBS featured Vidal in its American Masters series. His career spanned six decades, it said. He reflected “uncanny unity, a tone of easy familiarity with the world of politics and letters, an urbane wit, and supreme self-confidence as a writer” and sociopolitical critic.

    Born in 1925, his web site called his maternal roots “thoroughly political.” As a boy, he lived with his grandfather, Senator TP Gore. His father, Eugene Vidal, served as FDR’s Bureau of Air Commerce director.

    His mother, Nina Gore Vidal, divorced when Vidal was 10. She married Hugh Auchincloss. He divorced her and married Jackie Kennedy’s mother. It established a connection between Vidal and the Kennedy clan. It lasted through JFK’s presidency.

    In 1943, he enlisted in the Army at age 17. At age 19, he became a warrant officer JG and first mate of the army ship FS 35. On night watch in port, he wrote his first novel, Williwaw.

    In 1960, he ran for Congress as a liberal Democrat in New York’s Republican 29th district.

    Publicly he supported recognizing Red China, cutting the Pentagon’s budget, and spending more on education. He lost but won more votes in his district than JFK. He headed the 1960 Democrat ticket.
    In 1982, he placed second in California’s Democrat senatorial primary. He lost to current governor Jerry Brown.

    Reflecting on Watergate, he called America “a nation of ongoing hustlers from the prisons and disaster areas of old Europe.”
    “I do not think that the America System in its present state of decadence is worth preserving.”

    “The initial success of the United States was largely accidental. A rich empty continent was….exploited by rapacious Europeans who made slaves of Africans and corpses of Indians in the process.”
    In his 1973 New Statesman essay titled “Political Melodramas,” he said:“In 1959 when I wrote (“The Best Man”)….the character of the wicked candidate in the play on Richard Nixon, I thought it would be amusing if liberal politicians were to smear unjustly that uxorious man as a homosexual.”

    He was condemned for suggesting a “man could rise to any height in American politics if” so labeled. Ronald Reagan was one of the actors he auditioned for the lead role.

    At the time, his film career was over. Vidal rejected him. He thought he couldn’t play a credible president. He was right. In office, he faked it for eight years.

    Obama’s worse but hides it better.

    At age 81, he visited Cuba. He headed a delegation of US intellectuals, historians and politicians. He suggested Bush could end up like Nixon. “We hope he will end up like Nixon, resigning the presidency,” he said.

    Comparing the two men, he added:
    “When a building begins to fall to pieces, it is very difficult to stop its collapse.”

    “Everyone who listens to (Bush) knows he is a liar. It is frightening to have to constantly listen to a man repeating and repeating I am a” wartime president.

    “Of all the human vices, the worst is to lie.”
    “When the people do not understand what the emperor is saying, what the government is saying, there is no communication” or trust.
    He accused Bush of stealing the 2000 election and “high crimes against the Constitution of the United States.”

    “It gives me pleasure to be in a place full of hope,” he told a University of Havana audience. In America, “people do not have the basic understanding of what they have lost. There has been a coup and the republic has died.”

    In September 2009, he was asked how Obama was doing. He was unsparing, saying:“Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters.”
    “He’s acting as if Afghanistan is the magic talisman: Solve that and you solve terrorism….we’ve failed in every other aspect of our effort of conquering the Middle East or whatever you want to call it.”
    On healthcare reform, he added:
    “He f..ked it up. I don’t know how because the country wanted it. We’ll never see it happen.”

    On US politics, he said:“There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party….and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat.”

    “Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt – until recently….and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand.”

    “But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.”
    He called democracy a system “where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates” no different from each other.

    “By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he’s been bought ten times over.”

    On America’s Middle East wars, he said “I don’t see us winning. We have made enemies of one billion Muslims.”

    He called himself “a born-again atheist. “Once people get hung up on theology, they’ve lost sanity forever,” he said. “More people have been killed in the name of Jesus Christ than any other name in the history of the world.”

    He called monotheism “the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race.”He said most people misunderstand the First Amendment’s “free exercise of religion” clause. “Yes, everyone has a right to worship any god he chooses,” but he does not have the right to impose his beliefs on others who do not happen to share” his views.

    “This separation was absolute in our original republic.” It’s been misinterpreted and distorted. Extremists “got the phrase In God We Trust onto the currency, in direct violation of the First Amendment.”
    In his essay titled “Shredding the Bill of Rights,” he wrote:

    “It has always been a mark of American freedom that unlike countries under constant Napoleonic surveillance, we are not obliged to carry identification to show to curious officials and pushy police.”
    “But now, due to Terrorism, every one of us is stopped at airports and obliged to show an ID which must include a mug shot (something, as Allah knows, no terrorist would ever dare fake).”

    He said what too few others dared. He followed in the tradition of Henry James, Oscar Wilde, and Mark Twain, among others. He was one of America’s most astute chroniclers.

    Friends said he combined an old-fashioned sense of honor and stubborn will to live as he pleased.He said George Bush had advance knowledge of 9/11. Roosevelt knew about Japan’s planned Pearl Harbor attack.

    Both men took full advantage. Timothy McVeigh was no more killer than Dwight Eisenhower, and America one day will be subservient to China. Characteristically he framed it as “The Yellow Man’s Burden.”
    He was mainly self-educated. Classrooms bored him. He skipped college. He acquired wisdom on his own. He admired Montaigne, Italo Calvino, Henry James and Edith Wharton.

    He called his conservative rival, William Buckley, a “cryptofascist.” He described The New York Times as the “Typhoid Mary of American journalism.”

    He labeled Ronald Reagan “The Acting President.” He called his wife Nancy a social climber “born with a silver ladder in her hand.”

    He openly criticized Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. He once called pro-Israeli ideologue/Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz and his journalist wife Midge Dector “Israeli Fifth Columnists.”

    At the end, he was wheelchair bound. His mind and wit stayed sharp. He called style “knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

    In 2009, he said America is “rotting away at a funereal pace. We’ll have a military dictatorship pretty soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together.”

    Reflecting on his accomplishments, he said “I just played the game harder.” He hoped to be remembered as “the person who wrote the best sentences of his time.” He thought of himself as a modern-day Voltaire.

    He’s survived by his half-sister Nina Straight and half-brother Tommy Auchincloss. He’ll be sorely missed. Gore Vidal Photo

    Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
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