Thursday, December 23, 2010
Let's Christen This Bitch
Ah, yes, a blog. What a novel idea. "Why? Why another blog? Who are you?"
Great questions, dear reader! How bright you are, even before reading my blog! Well, let's face it: there's a lot of nonsense out there. A veritable cornucopia of bullshit through which we are expected to meddle to find some kernel of truth. And, one thing of which I can assure you, dear reader, is that, from time to time, there will be some bullshit here as well. But it is my goal to minimize the bullshit and even apologize when it gets too deep. But minimizing bullshit is no reason for you to take your valuable time to stroke my ego.
Really, the problem right now is that the bullshit is creeping out of the fringes into the mainstream and it's getting pretty scary out there. Right now, the scariest, mainstreamiest bullshit is that the US needs austerity to fix us. That the solution to unemployment is to fire government workers. That, while we're on the verge of a deflationary spiral, we need to stop supporting the economy to avoid imaginary inflation. That, instead of prosecuting those whose fraud led to the housing bubble, we should go after the people who were sold a bill of goods and entered into unrealistic mortgages. This is the immediate impetus for this blog, but I reserve the right to call out dumbfuckery as it happens.
And, in regards to the second question, the who? We barely know each other. Let's see where this thing goes before we go and tell each other these intimate details... pervert.