Your Blogmeister’s Desk
I’ll be in Sedalia for the entire run of the State Fair, from Thursday to the Sunday after next. Probably there will be no rodeo clowns this year to make the fair a little more lively, although the rodeo clown last year was hardly a big deal at the fair, it was only a media-driven obsession outside the fair. I didn’t even see it.
When I get back, I’m going to take the occasion to make some hard choices (yes, Hillary, hard choices) about downsizing my digital life. It’s just taking up too much of my time and yielding me too little positivity. I’ll probably read fewer blogs and comment only on a select few. But don’t worry, the snarkiest blog on the internets isn’t going anywhere.
Here’s what got my mind running in this direction: A few days ago, someone recommended that I start reading this blog that I’ve heard about here and there but never looked into. So I did, and I wanted to wait a few days before I decided whether to stick with it for good and add it to my blogroll. And now that I’ve had some time, I’m wondering why I even wasted my time with this person. He (I guess it’s a man) seems to find any and every problem, fault or deficiency with every example of right-of-center street theater, street activism, flesh pounding and pavement pounding, if he doesn’t and outright despise it doffing all sense of reason in the process, and instead of that, his great ideas for activism are hanging out on Twitter all day long and sending borderline harassing Tweets to our enemies, which they’ll never read, or if they do, they’ll cry uncle and get Twitter to send us to Twitter jail. What he basically wants is the rightist analogue to the same kind of hashtag activism that the left has turned into a banal artform. I surmise he’s under 30, and therefore, proof of RJP’s “almost everyone born after 1977 is useless” axiom.
And here I am, seriously reading this bilge.
I won’t say the blog’s name, except to say that I’m not referring to Vox Day, although when it comes to that one, I skip all of his apologetics for the invented people.
If I was wasting my time with this unnamed blog, maybe I should reevaluate some of my other daily stops.