"ARE YOU TALKIN' TO ME?"
NOW I UNDERSTAND!
Well, understanding The Mouth From Mesa North just got a whole lot easier. Today, in his CM Press post #646, HERE, he finally lets the cat out of the bag.
"I KNEW BOBBY DE NIRO"
In his long, rambling rant - which includes a flashback to his alleged days a Marine in boot camp at the time of the Kennedy assassination - he regales us with his alleged contacts with young actor Robert DeNiro back in the early 1970s. He tells us about his humble beginnings in New York and his "career" as an actor. (I've seen him in his 19 second movie appearance. He's not much of an actor!)
"THE MOUTH" AS "TRAVIS BICKLE"
The Mouth leaves us with the impression that DeNiro, the ultimate "method actor", used him, The Mouth, as the basis for the character of Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver". If so, that really does explain a lot.
BICKLE THE WHACKO
You will recall that the Bickle character is a whacked-out alleged former military guy who, among other things, befriends a 12-year-old whore played by young Jodie Foster. Eventually Bickle snaps and engages in a bloodbath, then fails to kill himself because he's out of bullets.
MAYBE HE'S RIGHT
Perhaps The Mouth is just fantasizing or, maybe, his view is accurate. Maybe he did know De Niro and maybe De Niro did use him - the alleged Marine - as the foundation his nut case character, Travis Bickle. It makes you wonder just how much of The Mouth that characterization really represents, doesn't it?
WHAT'S THE MESSAGE?
What's the message The Mouth is trying to send with this posting? Do you suppose he's making a not-too-veiled threat to those who criticize him - like this writer and the authors at the CM TRUTH blog and the CMunimPRESSed blog - that he's really the personification of Travis Bickle and could snap any time? Nah, he couldn't be trying to tell us that, could he?
LOOKING FOR MEANING
No, I think this is just another attempt by a mouthy guy who has underachieved all his life trying to put some meaning into his pitiful existence. He has told us over and over again that he's a member of Mensa, yet has nothing to show for all that alleged brain power. He writes prodigiously on far right-wing web sites, spewing racist venom and bemoaning the demise of the white race. What kind of self-fulfillment does he get from that?
SEWING HIS SEEDS OF INTOLERANCE
In Costa Mesa he's apparently found a fertile field into which he is sewing his seeds of intolerance and actually seems to be making progress toward a goal of making life miserable for everyone in our city who is not white. He's chanted his mantra for so long to some white folks in this city that they believe he's got all the answers and follows his manifesto without question.
HIS SELF-IMAGE - "TRAVIS BICKLE"!
His influence on those who espouse a White Supremacist philosophy has been clearly documented by watchdog organizations, who recognize him as a dangerous, insidious influence on our society. If his self-image is as the Travis Bickle character in "Taxi Driver" - a whacko fanatic - then I guess anyone around him should feel more than a little insecure. And, those elected politicians who follow his lead should have second thoughts.
Recently, in another blog entry part of which was aimed directly at me - a "local dimwit blogger" - he says, "No one who understands what is really going on in the City likes the guy. Can't stand him." Well, that's probably true. Any one who follows and believes his version of "what's really going on in the City" probably doesn't much like what I have to say. I don't agree with all the racist crap The Mouth spews and I don't agree that people of dark skin in our city are the root of all problems.
COMMON COURTESY A MYSTERY TO HIM
Earlier in that post he says, "Rumor has it that a local dimwit blogger is now trying to develop information sources for his silly blog and is kissing up to some Improvers." Sorry, but I simply can't stifle my chuckle on that one. What a buffoon! He writes, almost certainly, of a recent email I sent to one of his sycophants, commenting that I saw her attending the recent Obamarama rally at the Fairground, wondering if she enjoyed it. The Mouth is so paranoid that he interprets even the most simple courteous inquiry to be some kind of stealth fact-finding mission. The woman in question is not my friend, but that doesn't mean I can't be friendly to her, for goodness sake. She and I have had our disagreements in the past, but I never fail to greet her and her husband when I find myself in the same room with them. Clearly, The Mouth doesn't understand common courtesy. He is so paranoid that he may, in fact, be Travis Bickle!
LOOK OUT! - TRAVIS BICKLE IS LURKING INSIDE
So, the next time you see this guy stand to rant before our City Council, Planning Commission or Parks & Recreation Commission, please remember that he sees himself as Travis Bickle, whack-job. Understand that he might go off anytime. You've been warned...