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Opinion Editorials, December 2015
The Sting Beats the Beast at the End of History:
A Reply to Katie Zavadski
By Mark Dankof
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, December 30, 2015
Mark Dankof on Katie Zavadski of The Daily Beast: The Sting Beats The Beast at the End of History
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
John’s Apocalypse (Revelation 13:4)
In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. (Daniel 5:30)
It seems like it was only yesterday. The phone rang in my Philadelphia apartment in January of 2000, shortly after the New Year.
When I answered, a familiar voice was at the other end of the line. It was Howard Phillips, the chairman of the Conservative Caucus in Washington and the Presidential standard-bearer of the Constitution Party. He was brief and to the point: “Mark, I need for you to come down here to talk to me. I want to speak to you about running for the U. S. Senate for us in Delaware in the fall.” My response was something like, “You’ve really got to be kidding.” His counter response was, “I’m not kidding. Come down here on (date) at (time). Don’t come to my office. Park your car anywhere down here and take the Orange Line to Vienna. Walk to (secluded restaurant). I’ll be in the back alone.“
I showed as instructed. In our shadowy culinary solitude in suburban Vienna, Phillips unfurled a special map of the United States. It was color-coded. It was entitled, “U. S. Senate 2000 Projections and Strategies.”
He began to brief me:”Mark, I know your personal situation in graduate school and with the family illness. But I need you. We need you. The country needs you. Now.” My incredulous reaction to this seemingly melodramatic ploy must have shown on my face. The rotund denizen of the Conservative Caucus and the Council for National Policy (CNP) quickly came to the point. “Mark, we need to hit the GOP hard and Bush hard in the elections. All of our research indicates we can cost them the Senate in the fall. We’re going to make them pay for shafting us time and again. It will come down to one race: Delaware. It will boil down to beating Bill Roth. You’re just the guy to do it. Your political savvy, speaking ability, and guerrilla warfare capabilities will cost Roth just enough votes to elect Thomas Carper [then Democratic Governor of Delaware] to the U. S. Senate.”
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I’ll cut to the chase of The Sting in an abbreviated synopsis. I subsequently answered an ad in a newspaper in Clayton, Delaware, just across the border from Philadelphia. I rented a room from an older widow who had other lodgers in her home. She had no idea who I really was. Then I went to the Drivers License bureau and exchanged my license for a Delaware issue with the Clayton address, while maintaining the suburban apartment I had in Philadelphia that was proximate to my graduate school. Then Howard Phillips showed up at the Nominating Convention of the State Chapter of the Constitution Party of Delaware. He insured I got the nomination. His personal secretary filed my registration papers with the Delaware Secretary of State. It was Democracy in Action.
From then on it was a blur until the Election Night coverage in the first Tuesday of November. Between the beginning of The Sting to its successful conclusion, my speech to the Constitution Party National Convention in Baltimore was covered by CNN and C-SPAN. Christopher Ruddy of NewsMax and Larry Klayman of Judicial Watch were among the attendees. I was on the front page of the State newspapers more than once. They described me with amusement as the “Minister Plenipotentiary of the Texas Gun Lobby in the Delaware U. S. Senate race.” I was in the League of Women Voters debate in Dover, and was going around the State with Governor Carper and two other minor party candidates to a series of radio stations for on-the-air debates. Bill Roth had said he wasn’t coming to any forum involving Mark Dankof. I was scoring big time. My professional broadcasting background and forensic debate skills were showing.
The final debate between Carper and Dankof on the John Rago Show on WDEL radio in Wilmington was terrific. By that time, Carper and Dankof had a most effective Laurel and Hardy act going out on the airwaves. Every time a listener would call and ask, “What does Senator Roth say on this issue?“, Governor Carper would say, “You’ll have to ask him. If he were only here with the rest of us. Mark [Dankof], do you know where Bill Roth is tonight?” Then I would use the stock line we had developed in a unique studio repartee and act familiar to all the groupies and junkies who tuned in each time we appeared in these Political Pro Wrestling Media Events: “I have no idea, Governor, you’re the one with his phone number. Call him.” Carper would follow with, “I have. It always rings busy, or rings without any outgoing message for voicemail.” Dankof would then end the Laurel and Hardy routine with my infamous broadcasting voice now in the service of The Sting: “That’s really too bad. I don’t want to hit the guy [Roth] out-of-bounds, but he really seems disinterested, Governor. Downright out-of-touch. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m disappointed. Again. I imagine at least some of the voters are, too.”
At the conclusion of our media finale, I was stopped by the Governor’s Press Secretary in the darkness of the WDEL parking lot. He clearly wanted to talk. What he said was, “Jesus, you’ve been terrific throughout this whole thing. Our numbers tell us we’re going to win. I want you to know something. There has been an 11 point swing from Roth to Carper in these last two weeks. Your radio shows are smoking him, I mean for us. It’s incredible. We think we’re going to get a one vote margin of control of the U. S. Senate. This is bigger than you can imagine.”
I certainly wasn’t going to betray The Sting and my handlers in the race. I wish I could have said to the Press Secretary, “This was the Plan All Along, Pal.” For those of you in Cyberspace really interested in the real news about Campaign 2000 and the U. S. Senate shakeup in the aftermath, see the map at Wikipedia. You’ve not been told before, but it all began in a dark restaurant in Vienna, Virginia in January of 2000.
Howard Phillips presented me with an official letter under his signature at the Constitution Party National Election Night Party in Baltimore. It said,”To the Special Man With No Money and Five Minutes as a Delaware Resident, Who Changed the Composition of the United States Senate, and Beat Bush and Wall Street in the Process. Mission Accomplished.” [My final vote total was exactly the mathematical addition of Pat Buchanan [Reform Party] and Howard Phillips [Constitution Party] Presidential vote totals in Delaware.]
Bill Roth wasn’t as complimentary. There was a second call to my Philadelphia apartment. To this day, I don’t know how he got my unlisted number. He was furious, and obscene. I said only one thing in response: “I’ll be certain to tell WDEL, Howard Phillips, and Senator-Elect Carper you finally returned one of our calls.” The line went dead.
Which brings me to Katie Zavadski and her breathtakingly malicious and ignorant broadside against me in The Daily Beast today, in an essay entitled, “From GOP Operative to Anti-Semitic Iranian Stooge.” I will simply say this to Katie and The Daily Beast.
Thank you for your post. I mean this. It has exposed my writings to your entire audience for their own independent evaluation. These include my interview on the Second Letter of the Supreme Leader of Iran to Western Youth; my conversation with Kourosh Ziabari of the Fars News Agency on Israel and 9-11; my presentation on FDR and Pearl Harbor for the American Free Press National Conference in Austin in 2013; and one of my theological articles on The Hands of Time and the Appearance of Logos. As a point of clarification, I am not a “self-proclaimed” minister as you state. I am a legally ordained Lutheran pastor of 31 years whose Synod is a full fledged member of the International Lutheran Council.
Secondly, discerning readers globally are being reminded of the Zionist agents who own your publication, including Jane Harman, Barry Diller, and the IAC company. The latter has a most illustrative and telling Board of Directors, which includes not only Mr. Diller, but Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chelsea Clinton, and ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner. From the 2015 10K of IAC filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), I learn much about who and what is behind The Daily Beast. I have also learned how much money the publication is losing in its portfolio. Finally, it seems noteworthy that the current editor in chief of The Daily Beast is a guy named John Phillips Avlon who comes from CNN and was a speechwriter for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign run.
Third, I hope everyone in The Daily Beast organization and all their readers peruse this response. Among many other things, it may be noted that The Sting this time doesn’t involve the U. S. Senate 2000 race in Delaware, but the fact that once again, a Mainstream Media outlet has absolutely miscalculated and been exposed. You folks are Running Naked Down the Freeway. Ask Kenneth R. Timmerman what a mistake it was to attack me in his broadside of Ron Paul during the 2012 Presidential election for Accuracy in Media, entitled “Tehran TV Loves Ron Paul” . The late Howard Phillips was also drawn into that Israeli agitation-propaganda effort, sadly. He never responded to my clarification and public response. And for the record, plenty of political pros remember my U. S. Senate run in Delaware in 2000. That doesn’t apparently include Katie Zavadski and her colleagues at The Daily Beast, who are the real “Stooges” of a Foreign 5th Column operating in the United States of America.
Finally, a more reasonable look at the facts will reinforce the public perception around the world that it is the agents and organs of the Israeli Lobby who are the pernicious purveyors of venom and hate, both in the United States and around the world. What is striking is that despite all of the money, influence, technological capabilities, and virtually monolithic control of American elections and media, the air of frustration and panic evidenced in the Kosher Yellow Journalism of Katie Zavadski and The Daily Beast in their attack upon me is paradoxically reassuring and reenergizing. It tells the world who is really winning in a 21st Century War where Guerrilla Warfare and Asymmetrical Warfare with the Word Processor, the Internet, Alternative Media, Foreign Media, and Social Media have created an entirely new world that has the New World Order increasingly confounded.
The legendary Dr. E. Michael Jones of Culture Wars put it best to me today with his usual wit and self deprecating humor: “Mark, I would take this article as a tribute to the effectiveness of what you are doing. In case you haven’t noticed, I am still in the realm of ‘dynamic silence.’“
And for me The Sting in 2015 leading into the Presidential Election Cycle of 2016 began in Vienna, Virginia, so long ago, in The Sting of 2000. The Biblical narrative tells us who will win this fight at the end of history. The Beast will lose in the final analysis. And so will those who follow him to his bitter and eternal end, including his well-paid presstitutes at The Daily Beast.
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