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Friday, June 23, 2006

Oh, the tackiness of it all...!

squeeze THIS sponge and you'll get a basin full of the most revolting kind of elitism and condescencion...
It's a bizarre phenomenon, the blogosphere. It radiates democracy's dream of full participation but practices democracy's nightmare of populist crudity, character-assassination, and emotional stupefaction. It's hard fascism with a Microsoft face.


Even beyond the thuggishness, what I despise about so many blogurus, is the frivolity of their "readers." DailyKos might have hundreds of responses to his posts, but after five or six of them the interminable thread meanders into trivial subjects that have nothing to do with the subject that briefly provoked it. The blogosphere's lack of concentration is even more dangerous than all its rage. In the Middle East, they struggle with belief. In the United States, we struggle with attention. The blogosphere's fanaticism is, in many ways, the triumph of a lack of focus.

yes, you moron, it's called open discussion, discussion that isn't framed for us by the likes of YOU...! ask yourself, assuming you haven't already drowned in the rain because your nose is stuck up so high in the air, why the blogosphere has become so wildly popular... hmmmmm...? do you suppose, possibly, that there's a severe backlog of A NEED TO DISCOVER AND DISCUSS out there, A NEED TO DISCOVER AND DISCUSS MATTERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY IMPORTANT, THAT WE OURSELVES HAVE DECIDED ARE ACTUALLY IMPORTANT...??

i've spent well over half my life trying to piece together enough information to feel like i might actually be looking at something that resembles truth... it wasn't until the internet and the blogosphere came along that i actually began to feel that i wasn't engaged in an empty exercise...

as a sidenote, i would bet good money that you wouldn't think of setting foot in a walmart or any other place else where real working people hang out...

(thanks to atrios...)

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