Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Buh Bye Blogmocracy

If your in the mood for a level of political discussion generally found in a pub after a couple of rounds of pints, then man do I have the place for you!  If you believe that George W. Bush is nothing more than a warmed-over Socialist whose name should be pronounced with spittle and you'd like to share your thoughts with like-minded folk, many of whom believe that a second Obama term may well be preferable to Mitt Romney, you really should drop by; they'll welcome you with open arms.

Beware what you say as you may be called a traitor for having Leftist leanings as a young man, as was I, regardless of the fact that I later served my country in the Navy and volunteered for both Reagan, both times.  The admins really don't care, and the offended party is expected to just "suck it up" and STFU, if you know what I mean.  Yeah, I'm still angry about that one - but it taught me an invaluable lesson.  Civilized men and women admit their error; not so much at The Blogmocracy.

All's fair in love, war, and at The Blogmocracy, short of actually condoning violence.

The shame is that there are some excellent posters making some salient points, and I'll miss that.  What I won't miss is navigating around discussions of Michelle Obama's backside and feeling more than a little sophomoric when I've participated.  Oh, and "nuke 'em" is the stuff of bar room rhetoric and not serious foreign policy.

For me, life is far too short not to spend it without hearing "Third World Liberation Theology" and "Transnationalist Progressives" ad nauseum.  Life's simply to short to spend any more time with people whose list of acceptable candidates grows shorter by the day and a website that's looking less like a free discussion of ideas and more like a circular firing squad.

No thanks. While I've enjoyed my time (and, admittedly, engaged in all of these excesses), I've come to see that this is simply not a place for me any more.  The place had potential, but I prefer a degree of civility and good taste and a place where intelligent discussion is the norm, rather than the exception.  With the proper guidance, this could have been that place.

I wish the denizens of The Blogmocracy all the best, at least some of them.  The rest can either grow up or go to hell.


m said...

Repeat from the blog:

@ Optimus Ebenezer:

MacDuff, you’re putting things that happened with certain people on ALL OF US.

I don’t hate Bush, I wouldn’t prefer Obama to Romney, I defended you against those accusations… and so on.

And I’m not the only one.



Anonymous said...

Hmm. Wish you wouldn't do that...

Mike C.

Dale Weeks said...

Thanks, but I need to be gone outta here. This isn't my place, not any longer.

I appreciate the sentiments.

Anonymous said...

Just leave and don't act as if it is a "stop the presses moment". What is this flounce number 5 or 6 already?

Dale Weeks said...


Well genius, I'm already gone (for good, thank you) and I hope you're as satisfied as I am. Now scurry along.