This started out as a comment here, but when I dug up that old Docudharma thing I figured it could stand on its own.
I never saw Markos as a hateful guy, though.
Early on he made a dumb comment concerning the war in Afghanistan. I don't even remember, exactly, but it was callous concerning the loss of American mercenaries in battle.
As you guys know he never said "boo" about the Arab-Israel conflict, thus it is not reasonably possible to make an objective judgment on his thoughts on the matter. What I suspect is that his sympathies were not particularly with Israel, nor particularly with the Palestinian-Arabs.
What he knew for certain was that the issue was a potential threat to his livelihood so he stayed the hell away from it. I certainly don't blame him for that.
As I was chewing over this comment I found this satirical piece that I wrote for the hell of it about Moulitsas for Docudharma 10 years ago.
I reference Francis Holland at the end. My guess is that none of you guys will know that name. If I am wrong let me know.
But does anyone remember the name buhdydharma?
Markos Moulitsas, I am here to tell you, is one of the finest examples of humanity that I have ever witnessed.
He is a gentlemen, a scholar, a philanthropist, and, when he is not helping little old ladies across busy streets in San Francisco, he can usually be found at the local orphanage handing out presents to the poor.
Some have said of Markos that he is a combination of Martin Luther King, Jr… Mahatma Gandhi… Mother Theresa… Albert Schweitzer.
Others have noted that, in person, Markos fairly glows with the sublime, transcendent radiance of a thousand suns; a radiance normally attributed to holy men and bodhisattvas.
A mere glance of his divine countenance can heal the sick and gladden the heart.
Yea, verily, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I will fear no evil, because Markos Moulitsas walketh with me.
And Daily Kos?
They say of Daily Kos that it is a mere blog, but it is not. It as an ashram comprised entirely of gentle souls and seekers after lost knowledge.
With Hunter on his left and Pastordan on his right, Markos walks among the children of Daily Kos and blesses them with his wisdom, his compassion, and his heart-breaking insight.
There is only one word that can really describe Markos Moulitsas.
It is Love.
The Divine Energy which is the source of Life is the Stuff of Markos.
And, remember, each of you, my friends.
His nature is that of forgiveness and in His magnificent heart… he cries for us all.
You Lie, Karmafish!
Moulitsas is Evil!!!!
He is the source of everything diseased and poisonous in the American political landscape.
He is the darkness that consumes the darkness.
Anyone who gets involved with Moulitsas soon realizes that behind that boyish face lies the mind of an evil genius who seeks nothing less than world domination!
Anyone who opposes him soon finds himself crushed beneath the Fascist Boot of his nefarious intent.
He will stop at nothing, I tell you. Nothing!
He will destroy anything that gets in his way.
Before he is through the streets of San Francisco will run red with the blood of 1000 baby harp seals.
Good people throughout the land will flee in terror before the terrible onslaught of his crazed Orange Minions.
Entire cities will be consumed in fire and the land will be laid waste.
Markos Moulitsas is a foul and loathsome creature who, as an El Salvadoran Death Squad commander, delighted in torturing his victims with the ingenious cruelty of a maniacal psychopath.
There is only one man who can stop him!
There is only one hero to whom we can turn.
Our savior from a far-off land.
Francis L. Holland.
Yes, it’s Francis L. Holland – strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.
Francis L. Holland – who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend the will of Congress with his bare hands, and who, disguised as Armstrong Williams, mild mannered reporter from a great metropolitan newspaper, fights the never ending battle for…
Truth, Justice and the American Way!