WELCOME TO THE REAL McTEAG!
Welcome to TheRealMcTeag! I’m a fact obsessed blogger who simply loves to write and I can ONLY be Real!
I’m frequently right, sometimes I’m eerily dead on and sometimes I end up being wrong. When that happens I try to blog a correction or in some cases an apology.
But right or wrong I’m totally earnest in my feelings. I try to keep it sort of fun while still giving you information with my opinions.
Because that’s what this mostly is, an opinion blog.
So here’s a few things about me;
Among other accomplishments I DO have a degree in History and Political Science (minor in lit!) from Stony Brook University. I learned about American and World History and related stuff demographics and sociology to pull that off. I agree with most of what I learned there. So that’s where I’m coming from. There’ll be no Chemtrail or Moon landing conspiracies here!
I also fell for and went to a Scam Law School. I dropped out with passing marks after a year and saved about 200 thousand dollars in student debt to Uncle Sam! I talk totally honestly about how I got suckered on that one.
We Do have some VERY serious Star Trek posts too!
Since this began 5 years ago things in America have changed and not really for the better. We’re more divided and maybe its more important to think about what might motivate people. It can’t hurt, right?
Incidentally, I did my dissertation at Stony Brook on the Third Reich. My interest in them was pure historical curiosity. I always considered them evil scumbags. Bit compelling evil scumbags who showed a lot about people, especially mobs, lies and the dangers of Nationalism, Militarism and a nation that feels betrayed (sound familiar?) Their Rise unlikely rise; with their seriously unlikely leader; (again, sound familiar?) through lies and brutality. Their use of Them-ism and scapegoating. The Gaslighting and mind control attempts.
Deeply Fascinating and equally revolting – The unbelievable effectiveness of their insidious propaganda. It seems ridiculous.
Their most genius technique; that of dividing people who had been united when they first heard their rhetoric, is out their in America right now and comes from the lips of the Voices of the Right. In particular Trump himself.
I particularly enjoyed talking about the Fall of the Third Reich because after studying them I completely despised them. Also it’s some really amazing military history. It gave me the inspiration and information to write my successful post, America’s Top 3 Most Useless Wars. It also helped me understand that the Republicans have long been a Cargo Cult.
So it’s scary to see some of these same things I learned about happening around me in America today. My History background is most obviously useful watching how Trump tries to play at Dictator and assessing his deep historical ignorance. In fact I make a pretty plausible case that a good deal of Trump’s “World View” comes from his complete misunderstanding of the movie Patton. Also, and I sort of hate this, but it may have given me an educated slightly unique insight on the crazy Alt-Right. I’ve read the same source material. (Except Mein Kampf. Mein Kampf is unread-able crazy rantings well summarized elsewhere).
I don’t need the degree when I talk about how Trump is plain cheap, or creepy. And I don’t need it to wonder if the guy can actually even READ! I’ve been sick of Trump for decades. I’m from Queens and I’ve been dealing with his annoying act LONG before the Central Park 5 made him a national disgrace and prominent bigot. I know this guy and guys like him. They all suck! I think the real problem for him starts way back when Gotti got locked up and Trump switched to doing business with the Russian mob like everyone in Queens says!
This is STILL the place for fair movie reviews and in-depth posts on all forms of Star Trek, a real passion of mine. Sometimes I just write pure comedy.
One real change has been that aside from regular completely non political Star Trek posts I go all the way the as a member of the Resistance and hopefully a source of some insight and a small flicker of hope and solace for the other Resistors who Trump and his minions gone. And my love of Star Trek once in a while gives light to this. Mostly I keep it on this planet for politics though. That said #RESIST!
I am especially drawn to Sociological aspects of our society as I see it here from Queens, NY, birthplace of luminaries such as the Ramones, Lucy Liu, Perry Farrell and Martin van Buren. It’s also, sadly, the birthplace of people like awful Donald Trump, America’s First Mentally Ill President. Hey, no place is perfect, right?
Why do some people eat the white side of the black and white cookie first, others the black side and some more eating right up the middle? What if anything does it say about any or all of them? I don’t know for sure, but for sure I got a theory! because that’s me, I look at things critically and use the skills i picked up slacking my way through 4 decades of unbelievable experiences. As a musician i met a lot of people. later as a production assistant still more. I found the rock stars were usually boring. It was the people who put on the show who had the stories and the best weed to boot!
So take a ride with me through the strange and dangerous we live in. From Reverse Truthing to psychological and criminal profiles to sports, life and the entertainment. Comments are enabled and I would love to engage as many readers as possible!
Let’s be friends, I have a lot to share with you and I promise, I always will only be real to you.