It’s about the issues.
Any serious blogger who writes to cater to the feelings of their readers…is not a serious blogger. Because serious blogging is about issues, is about change, is about influencing the Overton Window, subverting the Dominant Paradigm and moving forward on Things That Matter.
And I am sorry to have to be the one to tell you, snowflake, but your feelings aren’t in any of those categories.
Except for the fact that I am going to have to read through you whining about how horribly offended you are and how terribly disappointed you are that I am willing to hurt you so, your feelings just don’t concern me that much.
Not compared to people dying in Afghanistan, people dying for lack of health care, the fact that the US of A fucking tortured a bunch of people to death and the fact that families are getting kicked out of their homes and children are starving.
When I stack that up against how what I say in critique or condemnation of the System that continuously perpetrates these outrages for no good reason makes you …..feel, well GOSH Jimmy. Guess which comes out on top of my list of priorities.
I know your feelings are critically important…to you. I know that because of that fact you expect me to take your Very Important feelings into consideration when writing about Obama or the Democrats or pooties or whatever….but really get over yourself. There are 6 million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine other life forms on this planet that are remarkably similar to you, coppertop. Get over yourself.
I am generally a nice guy, so I will try to ‘hear you’ and try to have some understanding and compassion for you, if I have time.
But I care more about the people that are dying and suffering and starving than about the blog persona your (most likely) privileged white ass has created to make you feel important.
NONE OF US ARE IMPORTANT.
The issues are important.
The solutions to the problems posed by those issues are important.
The Cause of moving Freedom, Equality and Justice forward in this crazy world is important.
So if you want to be important…..grab a mop. Contribute something important. Say something that moves us froward on the path to Progress. And here’s a clue, telling everyone that you are offended…..again….when MOST of what you do is sit there and WAIT to be offended so you can tell everyone how that (whatever “that” is today )makes you feel, does not fall into those categories.
This isn’t frikkin Oprah, this is politics.
Get over yourself.
And get to work.
On the issues.