I’m Not Clueless, I Just Blog That Way
Oh, please. We don’t normally play in the Blogger Softball League, but since Memeorandum won’t retire this dude to the bench, we’re taking the prerogative of sharing our frustration with you:
Why I’m Not a Liberal Anymore
Maybe the initial illuminating moment came when I learned that Tom Hayden, the anti-Vietnam war activist, had removed the Obama bumper sticker from his car. All I know is that I can hardly stand reading the Huffington Post these days… I think the straw that broke this camel’s back was an horrendously ugly and smearing essay Christian Parenti wrote last week, which was published on the Huffington Post after Obama’s Afghanistan speech.
Dude: Tom Hayden? HuffPo? Really? Those are your standard-bearers of American Liberalism? If either puts you off, you’re out the fucking door? Arianna or Joan Walsh bloviating on cable news wasn’t enough? Markos reciting talking points like a freshman congressman wasn’t sufficient? You had to wait for Jane’s Ex to make an empty gesture, or some unknown to shoot his mouth off? Are you that dim?
And where are you going from here?
So, if you’re not a liberal anymore, then what are you? a friend asked me. The answer is I’m a Taoist, even though there isn’t a political party yet that goes by that name.
A Taoist? Do you have even a fucking clue what you’re talking about? There’s only one course for Disenchanted Liberals, and that’s Cannibal Anarchy. And to save you the Googling: No, there isn’t a party that goes by that name, either. But if you want to keep yourself at arm’s length from the groupthink that pervades any political extreme, you might as well just make up a noncommittal label for yourself, and Cannibal Anarchy is as good as any.