For a while, when I started this, my first, blog I was having fun making posts. It didn’t matter to me whether anyone was listening, I could say what I wanted.
But then, over time, I began to think about what the readers I did have would think of my ramblings. And so I began to tidy them up and worry about being entertaining and factual and relevant.
Big mistake! Who cares. One should write what one wants and so what if anyone listens. That’s the world of today – all of us can publish, but who’s reading. And, unlike all the idiots on Facebook followers and likes and nonsense like that should NOT change what we write. But of course it does, at least for most of us.
So I found other blogs to write and other topics. I became more specific. I tried to provide more real information, more accurate information.
But this is the world of Trump, the post-fact, or alternative truth, or whatever it is – i.e. nothing really matters, as a valid intellectual idea, only what is popular with the “base”.
Well, the good news is I don’t have a “base” so I can say anything I want. You, Dear Reader, didn’t like my other blogs, which take a lot more work to create engaging and accurate posts than merely ranting here. So perhaps my first instinct was right. I ranted, some listened. But that’s the world of today. We just listen to what our tribe says.
Well, I don’t have a tribe. I’m watching the “libs”, normally my buddies heading off into the woods to perhaps repeat the whole McGovern nonsense of 1972. Sheesh, don’t be stupid and an idiot like Trump should be headed to the scrapheap. But, OTOH, interrupt the world today as wanting more left wing purity and watch Trump win again. Sure, blah me-too “corporate” candidates are unexciting (as were Gore and Kerry) but try to win with AOC or Bernie or Liz (who I actually do like but don’t think can win as Prez).
But that’s all a digression. I’m 72 so other than bankrupting Social Security or even worse Medicare what does “policy” matter to me. I’m offended by the stupidity of the MAGA crowd to think somehow that their own ignorance and lack of skills can somehow be overcome by voting for a con artist. Have fun, MAGAs, you’re still stupid assholes, and you’ll still be poor, and the US will still become less “white” and you’ll become more and more a minority, whining about your lost stature as the ruling class. Suckers – the Repugs have exploited the religious right (for years) and now the racist crowd just to get the votes to get tax cuts for the rich. And the wall is just a TV stunt. Follow the money! As the rich get richer and you get poorer you only have yourself to blame.
See how easy it is to rant! My other blogs take too much work. Here I can say anything and who cares. Trying to put quality material out in the world today is just a waste of time.