I ought to make the obvious official: this blog, which had barely taken a breath, is already dead.
My intent was to use the blog format as a tool to examine my own beliefs critically and hopefully arrive at something resembling a defensible worldview. But that’s a lot of work. I haven’t abandoned the goal, but it’s too confusing to be pursued this way, at least for me. I’m already questioning certain things I’ve posted, but I don’t want to go back and amend them and I don’t want to be constantly arguing with myself. This is why I’d begun to delve into observational political stuff that didn’t specifically advance my goal; I never really got serious about the self-analysis.
This blog has more unpublished entries than published. I’ve also got a folder on my computer jammed with text files full of half-thoughts that will never see the light of day. So it’s not that I’ve had no ideas — quite the opposite. My mind is buzzing with colliding ideas, but that chaos is hard to express. I’d been hoping that the chaos would begin to coalesce into coherent thoughts that I could post, but that hasn’t been happening. The overall trend in my thinking is becoming clear, however, even though it hasn’t been expressed here: I’m becoming something of a radical.
I doubt that I’ll revive this blog, so if you were kind enough to link to it, feel free to remove that link. If I do resume blogging, it will probably be less ostensibly about self-analysis and more overtly about sociopolitical critique, and under another title (I really do love this title and subtitle though, so I won’t say never). But I’ve got no plans for that at the moment. My activities are right now centered on various topical forums, which I prefer to blogging because the response is immediate and the discussion is not focused on a single author.
Anyway, thanks to those of you who took the time to read and respond to my odd thoughts. :-)