Thursday, July 14, 2005
Blogs are Anti-terrorism
Blogs are anti-terrorism.
Blogs are about free expression, free practice of religion, free speech, free thinking.
["Blogs", "bloggers", etc., in this essay refers to Ideals, not necessarily all instances or examples of them.]
Blogs are authored by many women, who terrorists seek to keep as uneducated baby machines.
Blogs are open to comments, interaction, reasoned debate, respect for differing viewpoints.
Blogs represent bravery, fearless posting of opinions.
Blogs represent questioning authority and traditions.
Blogs pave the road to mutual understanding of ethnic, religious, economic, racial, cultural diversity.
Comments are Democracy & Liberty
Blog comments, the reader's interaction with the blog author, are an open forum.
Anybody can post comments at this blog, as long as they're not comment spam, abusive, or vulgar-pervert speech.
Blog comments are *NOT* labeled:
"Muslim comments only, no Christian comments allowed"
"Atheist comments only, no religionist comments"
"Male comments only"
"White Protestant American comments only"
"Agreements only, no criticisms"
"Demopublican comments only, no Republicrats"
"Aggressive comments only, no wimps"
Blog Authors are Diverse and Tolerant
Blog authors are judged by the quality of ideas or entertainment value, not color of skin, philosophical creed, or national origin.
Blogs represent the democratization of web content, not the tyranny of governmental or corporate control.
Blogs are individuals reaching out to others in compassion, criticism, or comedy.
Blogs are about thinking independently of institutions and traditions.
Blogs are about self-realization, self-expression, and self-transcendance.
Blogs are about not covering your face with towels and sheets, and your womenfolk with hot, heavy crap that you as a male wouldn't wear.
(When men dress normal, but force women to dress abnormal, the men are ugly, hateful, phobic, insecure assholes. I don't care what religion they claim to follow.
Even some American Protestant wanker denomination frauds force women to wear dresses only, never slacks. But the guys wear whatever they want.
I am offended by all dress codes, except in prisons. That's what a dress code is: a garment prison, a straightjacket made by the insane for the exploited.)
Many bloggers are displaying a photo and a profile ("about me"), so audiences connect with a real, genuine person.
No hiding. No disguising. No anonymous. No false identity. No irrelevant fictional characters. No cowardly coverings.
The blogger: warts and all, as is said.
In all these ways, and more I'm sure you could think of...
...blogs are anti-terrorism.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 7/14/2005 04:18:00 PM