MetaMeta: Are We on the Verge of Progressive Blogging 2.0?
This will be a mostly fact-free touchy-feely sort of post, and although the subject is controversial, I want to make it clear that what I'm asking about has nothing to do with the Man himself, and is only about "the market" that is the progressive/liberal political blogosphere. Which, iirc is about 1% of the size of the Harry Potter Fanpr0n blogosphere, but never mind that...
Anyway, Lambert is trying to make me bust a rib, and linked to this post on ways to make trouble and insult people while losing friends and making new ones. It's one of several I have seen recently. It's almost like a new market has been born: how to get 0000s of hits on a brand-new website dedicated to hating the #1 Satan on the interwebs.
I don't care if he "deserves" it or not; I don't care if the site is "as good as always" or not. I do care about what seems to be a what, exactly? Splitting? Breaking into divergent parts? Feuding? in the progressive blogosphere. Just as there is great difference between what career DNC folk want and are working for in this primary. Interesting, as this is happening at the same time the progblogosphere seems to be dividing itself into GOS and anti-GOS camps. Which is ironic and funny, because just as Lord Satan isn't responsible for everything that happens in every corner of the progblogosphere, so too will HRC or BHO be unable to affect the great change in the country that supporters claim and expect. Are "we" once again ahead of the curve, and learning that our heroes have feet of clay, and tools have limits, before the rest of America will?
Anyway, I like Markos and I sometimes find good stuff at his site. I'm not really more invested than that, emotionally, whatever. Sigh, once I was invested in the presidential primary process, emotionally, and more; I wonder if the various camps in the GOS Wars will someday be here too- shrugging and saying, "feh." And perhaps even learning: there's more to do out there than crow about an interwebular ranking; activism, even.