I haven’t been around recently. I’ve been travelling, working, and been downright busy.
I came back this week to check out what’s going on and as usual I came to the blogs, where I have been participating since 2004.
In the less than 12 hours I hit the blogs, my blood pressure went sky high and I’ve come to the realization that the blogsphere is another world completely disconnected from reality. I didn’t really want to write a GBCW diary, it’s so 2007, but I will anyway. It’s time for me to hang up the keyboard and move on.
If it’s not the purist crap on Open Left, or the echo-chamber on DailyKos, or the fact that every diary in MyDD is hijacked by the same person who proceeds to belittle you because he knows it all and you disagree with him. The blogsphere just isn’t what it was when I started coming here. It’s no longer about thinking about policy and exchanging ideas, it’s about battling egos and settling scores. It’s just not worth my time anymore.
I apologize for my rant, but Moose has been the only place on the blogsphere that seems rational. It seems fitting that it would be where I say goodbye. Maybe I’ll pop in from time to time, but it just seems that if you really want to have a political discussion nowadays, you need to do it around a table over drinks, not on a computer in your living room.
louis is right that I shouldn’t let the others ruin it for me…also I feel that Moose needs it’s circle of sane writers that it thrives on, so if it’s all the same to you, I’d like to stick around here. Unfortunately I have another couple of weeks of work coming up; Spain, Morocco, then back to Rome for Holy Week and Israel for Easter, followed by a trip back to the States, so I may not be present often enough.
I appreciate the kind words.