No Sophomore Slump

by Brad Nelson   11/20/13
This site takes a lot of work, probably more than most of you can imagine. That’s not a complaint because doing the geek stuff on the back end has been most of the fun for me.

But as far as this site’s grandiose goal of rolling back the “Progressive” horde, I don’t think that’s possible. I’m not sure that God himself could talk a “Progressive” out of his religion.

So once this site was up and running, there has always been some doubt in my mind about whether it would continue on. With most of the initial development having been completed for now, perhaps it’s time to move on to a new challenge. My time online, and not just at this site, has taught me that man is indeed a political animal, an idea I have sometimes denied. He’s also an ego animal which means that truth — even honest, well-intentioned truth — often takes a back seat to dealing with egos. And that becomes tiresome.

And the caustic political nature of man was perhaps more than anything else what prompted the creation of this site. Surely our problems and our country can be glimpsed through a lens that is larger than “my team,” whether Republican or Democrat. And it becomes tiring dealing with man’s Machiavellian proclivities. You’d think people who had inhaled their ideas from MoveOn.org would actually move on, thus it’s tiresome hearing some people still parse things through the same “George Bush’s fault” lens. Even conservatives, who are supposedly the less nimble political species, have been able to move on from Bill Clinton. We do not see anything particularly unique in him. Opportunistic liars, scumbags, and smooth demagogues will always populate the upper echelons of politics. No surprise there, and there is no point at tilting at windmills regarding any one person or even any one personality type. They exist and probably always will exist and there is no surprise there.

Thankfully, I’ve been able to mostly sit back behind the scenes of late and let Mr. Fairman provide the content. 😉 And I thank him for that, and good content it is. And I thank Mr. Kung and Timothy for being the day-to-day bedrock that anchors this site, as well at Nahalkides for taking this format seriously and producing world-class articles.

And a special thanks to the ladies: Deana for her excellent content which, like Glenn, she shares and for Pokey for doing the one thing many of us seem incapable of, or at least afraid of, and that is actually expressing ourselves in creative ways. She, more than any of us, has thought outside the box. Selwyn Duke has also been a particularly good sport and allowed me to rebroadcast most of his articles. The same goes for Linda Harvey.

And that’s all well and good. But are we making a difference? Is this site still worth the time, trouble, and expense? Well, I still have my doubts. But then along comes a wacko-bird such as pst4usa. Pat endowed this site yesterday with a substantial contribution…enough to keep at least the nuts and bolts of it going for another year. (I’ll hit him up later for more so that I can at least draw some kind of pittance of a salary.) The point of this whole post is to not only thank Pat for his generosity but to let him know that it will not be wasted and that he has made a difference, if a difference can be made by simply existing.

I look back at the first few months of this site and I’m not satisfied. No one who is watching the Marxist/”Progressive” horde roll our civilization should be satisfied. Being satisfied is for losers or for collaborators, and I wish to be neither. Still, conservatism teaches us that if there is a difference between the Left and right it has to do with one’s capacity for being grateful. It is arguable that all “Progressive” inclinations stem from personal dissatisfaction, and one that is inherently a psychological/moral/spiritual issue and thus can never be quenched by any amount of “free stuff.” So, Pat, thanks.
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I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.
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3 Responses to No Sophomore Slump

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Given the elastic liberal notion of truth, it’s no surprise that a group calling itself MoveOn is incapable of doing so.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      So true. Me thinks that when truth becomes merely a “narrative,” and nihilism becomes meaning itself — along with a pop culture that stokes both a feeling of inferiority right along with narcissism — there isn’t much room for anything on the Left but a glorified Kindergarten of confusion amongst adults.

  2. Pokey Possum says:

    Thank You Pat!

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