Monday, April 7, 2008

Henry Is "Just a Man," He Says

I think that I may have started more than one post with the exclamation, "I don't believe that Babalú can sink any lower" and yet they always manage to raise the stakes on stupid. Well, this time I don't believe that they can top themselves and I mean it as never before: Henry is now writing fake e-mails to himself which he answers on Babalú in lieu of comments because these have dried up for good. He gives himself away by inserting too many errata in his fictional e-mail just to make sure that he hasn't made his invented opponent too smart. One would think that with so many real opponents as Henry thinks he has that he would have no necessity of inventing new ones. Phil Peters is right there. Why doesn't he tackle him directly without inventing a foolish conduit to him? Really, Peters is an easy mark. Henry doesn't need banderilleros. That much said, the odd thing is that Henry's refutation of faux Henry is actually rather good and en passant he connects a few good ones to Phil's glass jaw. It may be that Henry has at last found a worthy opponent -- in Henry. This exercise in shadowboxing is the best thing that Henry has written in eons. [We are still waiting for Parts VIII and IX of "Nostradamus" Dorschner, which is the worst].

Of course, whether good or bad Henry can't avoid having a couple of "those moments" which add the real value to his writings. He tells us, apropos of nothing, that he was "educated by some of the good fathers that educated Fidel." He means at Belén2. Now this is hardly a ringing (self-)endorsement. Could those "good men" have hit on the same formula twice? I hope not. He tells us that he majored in Economics from UF, which is something else that most people would keep quiet, if only to avoid being renamed "Henry 'Economist' Gómez." All this, I think, is intended to show that he is as smart (or at least as academically-linked) as Peters or even that illiterate "señor Madrid" who supposedly sent him the e-mail extolling Peters. Really, all this is unnecessary. I will gladly concede that Henry is every bit as smart as Peters (and much less dangerous).

At the end comes this, which everybody knows is not directed at the mythical "señor Madrid:"

"[O]n a Sunday afternoon he felt that I was important enough to refute. If what I say is so misguided then why is it so important to correct me? I'm just a man. Why does it seem that there are more and more people out there who think it's important to dissect my every word? Whatever the reason it's flattering to know that an "ignorant" person whose "brain doesn't work well" like me needs to be refuted."

Oh, brother.

[Forgive this interlude: that "I'm just a man" line has me paralyzed again with laughter and I need a moment to recover].

Ok.

[No, I was wrong. One second more].

Alright.

Henry thinks that the fact that he is refuted by others (including and principally me) means that what he says must be important and hence he himself must be important, too. That's one way to look at it, although it's like claiming that you are a great humorist because you keep falling on a banana peel.

For the record, Henry is not an idiot. Or leastwise, not an absolute idiot. An absolute idiot would be absolutely no fun to refute. In fact, only a bully would bother to refute an absolute idiot. Most people are content to let him take his knocks in life without adding to his misery.

No, Henry is not an idiot. He is something much worse. He is a menace. His efforts to be relevant make him a menace. He is enamoured of his own "good ideas" but is unable to see the natural consequences of his ideas. The example that I offered on Sunday is perhaps the best: his effort to "draft" Oscar Biscet to run against Castro for president of Cuba. Yes, that would be wonderful, except that Cuba is not a democracy and Biscet is not a sacrificial lamb. Instead of just presenting this idea, however, Henry actually launched Biscet's campaign on Babalú and offered himself as his campaign manager. All without consulting Biscet. Only the frantic pleas of Biscet's anguished wife caused him to desist before he got the great man killed.

There, in a nutshell, is the problem with Henry: he thinks big but not long.

A good thinker doesn't just need "big ideas" but also the prevision to see them through to their logical conclusion.

That is the faculty that Henry badly lacks.

16 comments:

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

MAT said: [Forgive this interlude: that "I'm just a man" line has me paralyzed again with laughter and I need a moment to recover].




The statement, "I am just a man." Is no doubt a subtle attempt to refute the widely circulated rumors that Henry has a sexually identity crises.



Mat said: It may be that Henry has at last found a worthy opponent -- in Henry


Yes, Henry is a self-loathing "Americanized Cuban" not only does he despises himself. But he despises the Cuban people as a whole. Deleting and disregarding nearly all Cuban voices but his own. Including Elian Gonzales, a young boy that Henry demanded to be deported back to Fidel's clutches.



Mat said: "I don't believe that Babalú can sink any lower" and yet they always manage to raise the stakes on stupid.



Panic has begin to set in. As they have been exposed for the chivatos and imposters that they have always been.



Mat said: Henry is now writing fake e-mails to himself


Of course, as the Babulu kingdom implodes you will begin to see more transparent ghost-posting. In fact, since your comparision of Babulu and RCAB two days i ago. I have notice that their comments have dramactically increased. No doubt as a result of Henry and Val's prolific ghost posting.




Mat said: Henry actually launched Biscet's campaign on Babalú and offered himself as his campaign manager. All without consulting Biscet. Only the frantic pleas of Biscet's anguished wife caused him to desist before he got the great man killed.





Mat please explain!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Hey Henry, Elian Gonzales had every right to stay in America. Who in the hell are you to deny Elian's right to stay in America. A right that your butt-buddy Val was allowed to take advantage of. No doubt placating to the American bigots who demanded Elian's return.








Henry=chivato

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

Its really very simple.

Henry wanted to run prisoner of conscience Oscar Biscet for president of Cuba.

Henry lauched Biscet's campaign on Babalú.

He appointed himself Biscet's voluntary campaign manager.

All this without ever telling Biscet, his wife or supporters in Cuba about it.

Biscet's wife did learn about Henry's plans.

She e-mailed Henry to beg him to STOP before he got her jailed husband killed.

My question has always been:

Why doesn't Henry launch his own campaign for president of Cuba under the aegis of Castro's "Socialist Constitution?"

Because he knows better.

Vana said...

Just a Man..lol..having learned at the feet of the teachers of Castro, makes Henry a similar man, a lot of ideas that don't work, indeed a menace!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

No doubt Henry's degree in Economics qualifies him to be not only campaign manager of Biscet. But also, Emperor of all Cuba. As Henry arrograntly expects to be warmly embraced by his Cubans brothers and sisters . Cubans which he has brutally defamed and insulted many times on the internet for all of the world to read.




P.S.

Mat, how do you know for sure that Henry Gomez actually endangered Biscet's life?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

You are right again. It does seem that the Babalunians are now faking their comments, too. How else to explain the profusion of new monikers that have suddenly popped-up on their threads and especially on the "Just a Man" one?

They are so desperate for commenters at Babalunia that they might even try to recruit you, John, despite the fact that they would be at a lost to answer your hard-hitting commentary.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

Because Biscet's wife said so, and I presume that she cares more about him than does Henry.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Vana said: Just a Man..lol..having learned at the feet of the teachers of Castro, makes Henry a similar man, a lot of ideas that don't work, indeed a menace!



Henry has no original ideas. His work is one of plagiarism. No strike that, not even plagiarism. As Henry first runs it by Val's "chivatos" leanings. Creating a finished product which is nothing more than poo-poo. Presented by "chivatos" poo-poo heads!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Mat,

I do plan on silently entering the Babulu kingdom one day, as i have loudly threatened many times to do so.

However, i currently desire Val and Henry to be on an exhaustive red-alert for my appearance, which will over time greatly fatigue them. Yes, i want them to fear the presence of "John Lonfellow." I want them to drink an extra 4-5 cups of coffee, with bags under their red-eyes, on the constant look-out for me. As i want my presence to come when they least expect it. Keeping in mind that i will infiltrate Babulu with a different and unassuming moniker. With my post right at the edge of deletions. In their panic and paranoia they will kill off the last of their remaining commenters. Believing that they are in fact killing off "John Longfellow." But to their horror, i will remain undeleted, as i am smarter than their strongest commenter. As i have become very adept and experienced in moving clandistinely in blogs where i am expected, but unwanted.


:)

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

John:

You would be just the man to enter that hostile territory and bring back the Golden Fleece!

Alex Hernandez said...

Or Just a Misguided Imbecile?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Alex:

John is not misguided anymore. Like the Apostle Paul, he saw the light and the light has set him free.

Alex Hernandez said...

Amen!! Brother, Amen!

The corrector said...

The Biscet for president campaign was started by Asha Nair. How short our memories are.

Anonymous said...

MAYBE HENRY WAS A POLITICAL ECONOMIST SINCE THE AGE OF 5!!

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Anonymous:

The bigger the prodigy that Henry claims to have been, the greater the tragedy of his unrealized potential.