Huh. Maybe writing for school for 5 years has done my writing some good.

Mr. TF has been telling locals about my blog, and some of them have apparently read it.

I’m not ashamed of my positions, and I’ll happily back them up, but it kind of weirded me out for the simple reason that I *know* a lot of these people in the flesh.  I don’t make it a point to broadcast my views publicly because I know many of our associates are extremely conservative ala Glenn Beck, and because frankly some of them don’t have the best critical thinking skills.  And even the ones who are relatively moderate may be aghast that I appear liberal in many areas yet do not toe the liberal party line on many essential issues to the liberal platform.  I’m in a zone that is neither liberal nor conservative really, and I don’t know what you would call it.  I personally call it the common sense party.  Prolly not gonna fly as a national party though, entirely too reality based….

I guess I’ve impressed at least one or two though, at least according to Mr. TF.  I spent tonight re-reading many old posts.  I have to say that I thought I made some good points, and wrote in a semi-compelling fashion.  Some were interesting to read merely because I wrote them so long ago it was like reading someone else’s writing.  Some, of course, were silly and I would not write about that now.

Mr. TF insists my best writing is about political/social stuff.  The interesting thing about those posts is that I stew about stuff for days or weeks, and when I finally sit down to write it usually comes out in a 3 or 4 hour burst.  They are that long only because I need to research my facts in order to link before I post.  I personally HATE reading blogs where authors make all kinds of assertions that, without links to back it up, are nothing but opinion.  Give me your sources, I can make up my own mind, thank you!  Occasionally my own posts have come from reading a blog which is patently trying to leave out critical facts in order to bolster their own shaky case.

I still need to post more on the libertarian issue, but there is SO MUCH HISTORY to the topic that it is frankly overwhelming until I get past the challenges I am currently facing.

I miss my kids and grandkids.  I feel in need of grand baby hugs right now.  Just sayin’.

4 responses

  1. I haven’t told any of my co-workers in my medical office about my views on peak oil, the economy, societal collapse etc. because I think it would be a waste of time and just cause unnecessary embarrassment. If anyone wants to know about those things, I’d be happy to talk about them, but most people don’t want to know and are happy to follow the mainstream narratives in the mainstream media which tell them everything is going to be fine as soon as we get back to infinite growth. I leave a few “doom-lite” books around my office, about seed saving, canning, organic vegetable growing and the like, and a few people have nibbled at the bait and said “that’s an interesting book” but not taken it any further.

    I have a website, “Post Peak Medicine”, and anyone who types “post peak” into Google can find it, and find out exactly who and where I am. However, I have designed it so that this doesn’t work in reverse, i.e. if you type my name into Google, nothing unusual comes up.

    • I agree that most people don’t want to know. I try to approach some of it from the point of view of having control over your own food – gardening, preserving – or from the point of view that it really pays to be prepared for anything since we do live in a rural area and crap happens.

      I used to feel frustrated that so many people, even family members didn’t ‘get it’ but I’m at the point where I just do what I know is right, keep quiet about it, hope I don’t need to use it any time soon, and hope I’ve stored enough for family members too.

  2. Fascinating, peakdoc. As the other half of this brilliant but at times “too smart for her own good” wife (as my father calls her) blogger, I tend to eventually fall in line with what she’s saying. Call me brainwashed, but what she says makes a lot of sense. I guess I’m glad I’m not one of the Manson clan back in 1969.

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