THE OFFICIAL FRANCIS E. DEC F.A.Q
|If you're new to this website you may have lots of questions regarding Mr. Dec and his life. Hell, if you're anything like me you STILL have a lot of questions about Mr. Dec and his life even after studying him extensively for several years! Therefore, in the interest of both the first-time visitor and the seasoned Dec professional, I have decided to compile some of the most commonly asked questions about Francis E. Dec, Esq. into this here Official Francis E. Dec FAQ! For more in-depth info on Mr. Dec, his worldview and his life and times, please refer to the Official Dec Timeline or the Dectionary! You might want to check out the rants by him first, though! It'll help. A little.|
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● WHO WAS FRANCIS E. DEC?
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● WHAT ARE DEC'S DELUSIONS ALL ABOUT?
● DO YOU BELIEVE IN THEM?
● WHY DO YOU FIND DEC'S RANTS INTERESTING?
● WHAT THE HELL WAS DEC'S PROBLEM?
● WHEN WAS FRANCIS E. DEC BORN?
● WHAT DID FRANCIS E. DEC LOOK LIKE?
● WHERE DID FRANCIS E. DEC LIVE?
● WHEN DID FRANCIS E. DEC DIE?
● DID DEC HAVE ANY FAMILY?
● IS THAT DEC'S VOICE IN THE RECORDINGS?
● DID DEC OFFICIALLY TITLE HIS RANTS?
● AREN'T YOU PROFITING FROM DEC'S INSANITY?
● DEC WAS A RACIST! YOU MUST BE ONE, TOO!
● ARE THERE ANY OTHER SITES ABOUT DEC?
● I HAVE NEW RANTS OR INFO BY OR ABOUT DEC!
● I STILL HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS!
A: He was a lawyer,
hailing from the state of NY. Or rather, he used to be one.
That was before he
was convicted and disbarred for his involvement in
counts of second degree forgery and second
as well as fraud in performing his duties as a
notary public. Details remained
until 2006 and 2007,
but now more
information has been located which can be found
here thanks to
Ted Torbich and Mr. Forrest Jackson,
both huge fans of Francis
E. Dec, Esq.!
A: Oh hell yes, I fucking love this guy. As stated above, Dec and his insane diatribes must truly be one of the greatest comedic gems of the 20th century. I think the main reason why the rants become so funny is that their humor is entirely unintentional. Dec really thought he was warning the world of a deadly, vicious conspiracy by sending out his mad letters when, in fact, the only thing he actually succeeded in doing was making people like me laugh our asses off at the sheer lunacy of the things he believed were true. I’m dead serious here, folks; there’s not a single thing you could possibly change about his insane beliefs that would make them any funnier. If Francis E. Dec was a cartoon character on TV, he’d have a cuckoo on a spring that’d jump out of a little door on his forehead every time he’d say something.
A: I won’t tell you. It’d spoil the humor of listening to him for the first time. Plus, I could go on and on all day about what Dec’s delusions are about but the only way of gaining any real understanding (term used lightly in context) is to actually experience them for yourself. Like the Matrix. Yes, almost exactly like the Matrix, come to think of it.
A: No, I do
not. About the only conspiracy theory in any of Dec's writings into
which I put any
stock is his allegation, contained in his two
appeal briefs, that
he might have been singled out for
purposeful discrimination and persecution by members of the Nassau
Country judiciary. Other than
that, I consider all of Dec's claims to either be
distortions of historical facts or
pure fantasy invented by
a deranged mind. Some of the real-world experiences described by
him - such
as his flight to Poland,
- probably did take place in reality, but even these
so mixed up with delusion and paranoia that it is hard to figure out
precisely to what
true or what actually took place.
A: Lots of things. For starters: their humor. The entirety of Francis E.
Dec's worldview is just so
and demented that it
becomes unintentionally hilarious. It becomes 100% obvious
Dec that he really believed everything he wrote about to be true. He
anything at all strange
in people having
backup-brains in huge cities on the lunar surface or former
organizing "sodomy swimming parties" in the back of the
White House. Dec's
delusions are simply
so unspeakably bizarre that
they remind you more of some kind of elaborate
than anything else. But there is no parody here,
folks, it's all for real. In
both this planet
entire Universe is a twisted, hostile place and everyone and
everything is in
on the giant
conspiracy against him. It's amazing!
Also: everyone is obsessed with
A: That’s a very,
very good question, but I think I have gathered enough information
answer it with a good deal of accuracy. As far as I’ve been able to analyze
it, Mr. Dec
suffered from severe acute
schizophrenia complete with both
hallucinations and paranoid delusions.
My judgment is based on the
many, many symptoms described by Mr. Dec in his rants, many of
fit the symptoms of schizophrenia to a tee. For example, Mr. Dec
seeing and hearing things which are not there,
such as “radio noises“ inside his head when sitting
very still or the wife of
felon-gangster Parroting Puppet rectum-lapper sodomist Judge William
Sullivan offering up her anus
for sucking at Dec’s
trial. I think it is pretty safe to say that
these things ever happened outside of Mr. Dec’s
own mind. Of
course, this complete inability to
separate one’s “inner” world from
the outer, real world
is also a symptom of severe Schizophrenia.
A: Having extensively pored over the databases of the NARA, more specifically their World War II Army Enlistment Records, both Francis E. Dec's date and place of birth are now at long last known. He was born 1926 in the state of New York.
A: No, it is not. When I originally created the cartoon version of Dec I - like most other people - was largely unaware of what Dec actually looked like and just extrapolated wildly based on the general impression of his personality that I got from his rants. The resulting caricature was a choleric and almost-insane looking unshaven maniac with a shock of crazy, unruly white hair and a solid jaw to indicate moral righteousness in the face of a million corrupt gangsters. However; the real Dec in his heyday probably did not look very, if even at all, similar to my cartoon caricature of him. I think my caricature of him is more in keeping with what his actual personality must've been like, though.
A: He appears to for his entire life have been a citizen of Long Island, NY. More specifically of Hempstead. His exact address was 29 Maple Ave. It is still currently unknown if he were born on Long Island or if this took place elsewhere in the state of New York.
A: In October 2006, brand new never-before-known information about Mr. Dec's exact time of death was located, thanks to Decologist Ted Torbich. It was early in 1996 when Dec left this Gangster-controlled-and-manipulated worse ghetto-Communist mortail coil, something which took place at the St. Albans VA Extended Care Facility in Queens, NY. For (much) more info on Dec's life (and death), see the Official Timeline!
A: Yes he did. His rants identify the existence of a single brother named Joseph I. Dec, whom Dec refers to as a “deadly felon-murderer and secret assassin-spy agent against me for this Gangster Government”. They seem to have lived together in the same house on 29 Maple Ave, Hempstead, NY up to 1966 when Joseph moved out. According to Francis, Joseph beat him repeatedly and had anal sex with loose women while Dec hid in the garage. Given the nature of Dec’s mental health, these statements had better be taken with a grain of salt. Or an entire truckload. Francis E. Dec also had a mother named Rose M. Dec and a father named John F. Dec, both of which immigrated to the US from Poland (his mother from the Polish part of what was then Galicia) and spoke fluent Polish. As was revealed in late 2008 they also apparently taught Francis to speak Polish, although it is unknown what level of proficiency he achieved.
A: No, it is not.
Some of the rants, originally recorded way back in the 1980s, are read and recorded
A: Not generally, no. Most of Dec's rants contain one giant, massive stream of rambling, paranoia-laden insanity that isn't even broken up into sections. Words literally cover every single square inch of Dec's rants. When a "title" appears to be present, it is generally so much a part of this stream-of consciousness that it is virtually indistinguishable from it. For this reason, I have in the interests of naming generally gone with the ancient Sumerian practice of naming an epic after the first line contained therein, as per the Sha Nagba Imuru. Of course, some exceptions to this rule exists. Other rants have been named more after their general theme than anything else. The rant LONG Island Lunacy, for instance, was expressively given this title in question by Doc Britton. Another example is The Top-Secret Dual Food Standard, which was given its name by Decologist Ted Torbich.
A: This entire page is 100% non-profit and will so always remain. I built this page solely to pay homage to and to celebrate Mr. Dec, as well as spread his humor to brand new generations world-wide (as a Frankenstein slave). Fanclub memberships are 100% free, I don't demand money for viewing anything contained on the page and hence do not profit in any way what so ever from any of the material contained on it. Rather, I hope to be giving Mr. Dec the official comedic recognition he sadly never received in life.
A: Did you even read the disclaimer? Otherwise, I suggest you do so now. It’s not there just for clicking through, you know. Yes, it is true that Dec was an insane racist anti-semite, but his hatred did not limit itself to any specific groups of people; he hated everyone with equal passion. Dec seriously believed everybody was in on the massive conspiracy against him, including black people and Jews. And the Catholics. And the Communists. And the police and judges. And Ronald Reagan. And Jimmy Carter. And so on and so forth. This is part of what is so funny; the unintentional humor inherent in his massive paranoia.
Since I am not an insensitive person (or a racist maniac, for that matter), I can
understand if the illustrations I've created for some of Dec's rants
could cause offense in certain viewers, as some of them do contain
gross caricatures of various ethnic or racial groups drawn in a fashion
that could possibly be perceived as having defamatory, slanderous or
offensive intent. To any individual that has taken offense from my
artwork, I would like to make the following statement:
First off, I apologize if you've taken offense from anything I've drawn on this page.
It is not, nor has it ever been my intent to slander, defame or
otherwise insult any ethnic or religious groups through my work. Rather, the purpose of my illustrations is to depict the world in the way Dec would have perceived it, something that can only take place through grossly exaggerated, misrepresentative (and frequently offensive) caricature.
Please note that everyone and everything in my illustrations of Dec's rants is caricatured, including Dec himself, other white guys, former
U.S. Presidents along with the entire universe and the very nature of
existence. This is a necessity: Dec's perception of the world
was that of a dark, twisted place full of material evil intending him
grievous bodily harm. Hence, this is the way in which I've chosen to
depict it; as a twisted caricature of itself in which objects and people are rendered
according either to Dec's explicit description or implied perception of them. Hence, if Jimmy Carter is described by Dec as a "felon yokel" and Franklin D. Roosevelt as a "legless drug addict", it
stands to reason ethinic groups mentioned by Dec should be depicted in
accordance with his views, as well. Needless to say, the results
mainly because Dec viewed all minorities (other than ethnic Poles) in
the most offensive, racist way imaginable.
Hence, my illustrations are intended as representations of Dec's conceptions.
They are attempts at portraying the world in the way Dec perceived it,
and are not in any way representative of any personal opinion of mine regarding any
ethnic group, race or religion.
Instead, consider my artwork an
invite to laugh at the sheer idiocy of Dec's twisted and hateful
beliefs, along with the beliefs of modern-day racists sharing the same
intolerant worldview as he did.*
Last but not least, publishing an insane madman’s crazy rants and thinking they’re funny does not make me share his opinions. I’m not celebrating Dec’s racism here, but instead his unintentional humor. If you can’t see that humor you are very obviously looking at the wrong website. Go someplace else instead; I’m not forcing you to read this.
*All artwork on this site is copyrighted, by the way. If you see any of my art used elsewhere on the interwebbs, it therefore probably means someone stole it from here without asking my permission first. If so, please feel free to send me an e-mail and let me know!
A: You bet. When this site first started out, not too many people had heard of Francis, but this has changed tremendously during latter years and today it is possible to find not only online resources on Mr. Dec, but also archived recordings of his rants and artwork done by independent artists.
One, if not the first site on Mr. Dec available online, and
from which I myself first
heard about the
man, was the web site
The Kooks Museum;
a great site run by author Donna
Kossy that has been online for more
than 10 years. It has a
section on Dec along with lots of other wackos. Some of my
on Francis was
borrowed from this site, although nowadays most of it has been
either extrapolated from the rants themselves or dug up by
other fans of
Dec from various government
archives and the like. When visiting the Museum, be sure to check out Mr. Forrest Jackson's account
actually meeting Francis E.
Dec, Esq. In the flesh! On his DEATHBED! Definitely a worthwhile
read! Additionally, if
like both kooks and Donna's site about them, you should definitely
Speaking of audio, the band Coldcut were so inspired by the concepts of Mr. Dec that they based their 2006 album Everything is Under Control on them. Check the album out if you haven't already! Additionally, Venetian Snares also drew upon the rantings of Mr. Dec for the song Americanized, included on the 2004 release Infolepsy EP.
The delusions of Francis E. Dec were, in 1999, also dramatized in the form of a stage play by theatre company Radiohole. You can check out their page for the play here, including a link for downloading the script. Additionally, here's a review by the web site CurtainUp!
In 2010, artist and illustrator erd yakingun created an exhibit inspired by the life and times of Mr. Dec. The exhibit, called On The Fringes, ran from June 15 to June 29 at the London Metropolitan University. See more pictures of it here!
Last - but definitely not least! - Fanclub member Mike Toole (aka. Exilechump) has created a wonderful animated short film based on the concepts contained in Dec's rants, so be sure to check it out! Other works by Mike can also be viewed via his Youtube channel.
A: This Fanclub reached its present state of greatness solely
because of all the kind-hearted people
who's donated new material to it. If you therefore should happen to have ANY
new info on the man,
the myth, the
legend Francis E. Dec, Esq., please get in touch
immediately! Information on
Dec can lead to big things, such
as swift and immediate
promotion if'n you're a
member of the Dec
Fanclub! See this page for details on how you can contribute to
the fanclub. Also: The same thing
goes for unpublished rants, which we are obviously also extremely
A: If you think I
missed something in this FAQ, please get in touch with me and let me
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