Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fire & Brimstone

The vitriol over stopping the "The Retreat," a housing development targeting Amherst's #1 demographic who patronize our #1 industry, is reaching a fever pitch. NIMBYs are starting to get a tad, err, twitchy.

As usual, the call has gone out to pack the Select Board public meeting Monday night to try to intimidate them into spending $6.5 million tax dollars to "protect" a quaint neighborhood.  
After all, somewhere in an alternate universe "The needs of the few outweigh the needs of the many." 
Let's hope they leave the torches and pitchforks (or phasers) at home.
From: llan starkweather 
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 2:58 PM
Subject: Fwd: Reality of the Cushman Retreat

To the GALACTIC LOG mailing list, 

On July 21st I sent my umpteenth not to be printed letter to the editor
of the Amherst Bulletin, Reality of the Cushman Retreat, enmeshed below.
It was not printed, as most of mine the last decade have been rejected
as threatening to the media establishment that controls the Valley, so I
responded this morning with the long piece also below starting with
To the local so-called Editors of the Illuminati controlled dark media
cabal, the last obstacle to true reality for valleykind:

The immediate reply from the news department was

On Jul 26, 2013, at 10:46 AM, DHG News Dept. wrote:
 Llan Starkweather: 
 If you send another vaguely threatening email (to wit, You have a short time
left to understand what your soul's mission was) I will notify the police. 

Larry Parnass 
 I could not help but respond in this fashion:

From: llan starkweather <>

Date: July 26, 2013 2:26:06 PM EDT

To: "DHG News Dept." 

Subject: Reality of the Cushman Retreat

You have a short time before god puts you out of your nasty lying business
in allegiance with evil against humanity. Your soul's mission is your
mismanaged affair and it is more than vaguely threatened. What a poor
substitute for a being of any good will you are, little soul-shrunk Parnass.
How many lines of god's truth did you read before you started shaking your
fists at any attempt to awaken in you your real purpose in incarnation. 
I am done with you, but like Zimmerman, god isn't. And that doesn't change the
fact that you have been intentionally using your elite power to fuck me over
for a decade and would 'notify the police' for my rocking your cradle of the
dark hegemonic forces' dominant protection. Or that this valley has for very
long been denied truth and reality out of the fear in those who have usurped
all power-over through control of the fucking media. I speak for those who
cannot, or do not even know they are targeted and are being disposed of as
useless eaters by the hegemony that is now currently and finally being
revealed and dis-mantled. 
You are a loving god too. Know that. 


Anonymous said...

Personally, I think he overused "hegemony" in his essay.

Walter Graff said...

Give them a cup so they can start bailing out the ship.

Hey, Larry, notice how the editors are called "so-called editors" once someone doesn't get their way. Reminds me of how you are shot down as a reporter once you address an issue no one wants to, call someone out for being the phoney they are, and various other things you do that are truthful but destroy the intellectuals fantasy that if you don't look at it, it isn't there. It's a rather sad town of many emotionally immature and unsophisticated people who have fancy degrees on their wall which in their mind means they know all. Outside of Amherst it's known as entitlement.

Anonymous said...

Wally, inside of Amherst you're known as an A-Hole. An entitled one at that.

Anonymous said...

I happen to be an intellectual. I am totally against the Town's buying that property. The Town has better uses for its money. Besides, it will need it to add more police and fire positions because the University will be increasing its enrollment no matter where the incoming students live.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I really love your 'crazed villagers' illustrations. Is one from "Frankenstein"?

Anonymous said...

There really is a large volume of customers needing to seek the services of a quality psychiatrist in Amherst.

Anonymous said...

I hope that his bark is worse than his bite.

Sarah Swartz said...

Someone needs to tell him that when referring to the Almighty he should use a capital G. God likes that.

Arms are for Huggies said...

"Wally, inside of Amherst you're known as an A-Hole. An entitled one at that."

Yeah Walt,

I mean, can't you for once let these cry babies fill their diapers in peace?



May I also become an A-Hole inside of Amherst?

(I would love that!)

Anonymous said...

2 things...ever think this man might have a mental illness...and anon 1:21 "I happen to be an intellectual" how does one become an intellectual? i think if you have to say you are you are pretty dumb

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a typical Amherst liberal to me. Totally out of touch with reality, vastly inflated ego, and burning with hatred for anyone who doesn't share his idiotic opinions.

Anonymous said...

All those who would love to be a Select Board member Monday night, please indicate by saying "Aye".

Meetings like this upcoming one are the reason so many recent candidates have run unopposed.

Anonymous said...

This is the essence of democracy, citizens working together to influence their government officials through debate, phone calls, organizing, collecting facts and asking questions. Why so antagonistic? Would you feel this way if the organizers suported your view.

Anonymous said...

Well, Larry-

Where's the "vitriol"?

Care to provide us with an example of "vitriol" expressed by an opponent of the Retreat plan?