August 6, 2007

Yearly-Kos guys...

I found this fascinating. (Because it swells my ego by seeming to confirm my arm-chair theorizing.) Washington Post: "At the Yearly Kos Bloggers' Convention, a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males"

...It's hard to think of another movement that has affected politics in such a short period of time, and the blogging culture is an informal, friendly community that has no one leader or single issue -- except, perhaps, strong opposition to the war in Iraq. Last year's Blogads Reader Survey found that the median political blog reader is a 43-year-old male who has an annual family income of $80,000, and judging by the number of middle-aged men who attended one panel after the next here, it's hard to argue with that... [I'm SO not surprised. Why male? Because women are less logical ooops sorry, are more skilled at holding mutually-contradictory ideas in dynamic tension. (NOTE: Charlene deprecates this comment. Her response is: "Pshaw!" She is, by the way, a very logical person, not given to fuzzy thought.) ]

My theory is that most of the "liberals" of my generation are not liberal in any sense of the word. They've been "hollowed out." They are nihilists, they have no deep principles or system of ideas. They "absorbed" the leftist thought that was in the air in the 60's and 70's, but this was only a habit, with nothing underneath. They are energized now by their anger, anger at how the world is changing in ways they can't cope with or even understand.

...Cooper is worried about generating more "inclusion," using the word no less than six times in 15 minutes.

"I hate using the word 'diversity.' I don't know what we use there. But what we definitely need are voices from different communities," she says. And the problem, she adds, stretches beyond ethnic and gender inclusion. There's a socioeconomic gap, too....
[Getting tripped-up on your words, eh? Not surprising. A common conservative slogan is: "Words mean something." You are trying to slide past the problem, but not quite making it]

As I wrote here, the Iraq Campaign is the flash point. The fake-leftists HATE IT, because it exposes them as the frauds they are. The liberation of Iraq is in fact exactly what a liberal should be FOR. Removing amini-Hitler who has waged aggressive wars using WMD's, stopping genocide and providing humanitarian relief, pushing democracy, pushing tolerance among antagonistic sects, ending a nuclear weapons program....

Lefties at Yearly Kos
The Kos types have been "wearing" liberal ideas as a way of concealing the emptiness inside them. They are in fact All-Clothes-No-Emperor.

Posted by John Weidner at August 6, 2007 7:37 AM
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