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01/24/2005: I've Found a Blog Voice

After a serendipitous meeting, some “dead ivy” conversations, and getting an invite to have an Internet Blog Voice…I’m joining Len & Brock here at DBV.

Its beginning was a personal Peripetia: This is a concept that describes the point at which the main character in a drama realizes all he has known is incorrect, or in a mystery when the veil is lifted and the entire case becomes clear and the facts laid bare for resolution: Peripetia.

It was a realization there were important things to be said, voices to be heard, comments to be made….and so I found my own voice in this mix of media and hype…initially writing letters to the editor, having conversations via e-mail with various pundits and intellects, and morphing today into the bloggosphere.

I had come across a quote on Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish(posted Dec. 22, 2004) by Donald R. May, of Townhall.com, who wrote:

"The liberal elite think their superior wisdom, and their control of education and the media, should convince us to become a bunch of pagans. They fantasize we will give up our guns, values, morals, and Constitution. They romanticize we will embrace socialized medicine, tolerate failing schools, and become mindless socialist wimps eager to be euthanized before becoming a burden on society."

My answer to Mr. May is this:

The Conservative Values Mindset think their supercilious intellect, their control of the government, the courts, the propaganda spewing media outlets, should convince us to become a bunch of cowed repentants content to be sent to the corner for some imagined wicked ways. They romanticize we will embrace a society that ignores the hungry, fails to provide for the health of its citizenry or its elders, tolerates false value quotients, abjures educational achievements and the jobs they should yield, and become mindless conservative wimps eager to revert to the Robber Baron hierarchy of the previous centuries at the bottom of the food chain while they live in a self-created wealth and luxury of stolen earnings.

We will not be silenced.

So, I hope you like my commentary and thanks to Len & Brock: This will be the start of a beautiful friendship. Blogs....away!!


Karen on 01.24.05 @ 05:50 PM CST

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