As you can see, I’ve been tinkering with the site’s look a little bit more. With some valuable input from Mr. Kung, I decided to put sort of a mission statement in the masthead to the right. All are welcome here, but I think it’s useful to have a succinct organizing principle. We talk about the same stuff here that everyone else does. But we do it unconstrained by the conventionality of The Daily Drama which usually consists of two sides parroting various talking points.
Here Trump is not good. Trump is not evil. He is considered a symptom of our culture and, as president, will sometimes do good things, sometimes do bad things, and sometimes just do Trump things.
The slogan could have been “thinking outside the box” but that’s become such a cliche. And, besides, everyone (even when they are fully indoctrinated and parroting someone else’s baloney) thinks they are thinking outside the box.
No one is without biases or basic tenets. The condition of the all-wise, all-objective blank slate is more baloney. But our goal here is at least to try to escape the daily drama and do something so often told of but rarely done: think for ourselves.
And that goes not just for politics but movie and book reviews…or whatever. Have some fun with this. You’ll notice that politics will be de-emphasized but not eliminated. How can one when everything now is politics as we slavishly follow the script of the left.
Or not. If you know you’re a rat running around in someone else’s maze, maybe that changes things. A lot of people don’t realize this and are thus easily baited with this kind of cheese or that kind of cheese.
I’d love the atmosphere here to be fun, loose, but smart. And that means that no one has to be perfect. So much of the web out there is basically “Gotchaville.” We shouldn’t do that here. We can disagree, and even correct a factual error or two. But playing “Gotcha” is just being a slave to The Daily Drama whereby the point is to show that your side is perfect, blessed, completely benevolent, and obviously infallible.
The Left has made people crazy, not that many people need all that much of a push. So have some fun and escape The Daily Drama. And when we do talk about the day’s events, I trust we can do so from a perspective not limited to The Drama.