The Closet Moderate: Ahoy!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ahoy!

I had planned to write an opening post explaining the purpose of this new blog, but my colleague, Statler, beat me to it by posting a substantive post. Well, that's life in the internets. I wholeheartedly endorse the Terminator analogy, as well.

Here, in any event, is my belated welcome to this new experiment in collaborative blogging. The name of the blog -- The Closet Moderate -- is of indeterminate provenance, but is believed by scholars to indicate that the authors wish to encourage thoughtful and reasonable reading and writing of blog posts, even when that might lead one to stray from his original ideas and principals.

The bloggers here are of varied political stripes, but that does not mean we intend to create a situation like that of cable news programs, where a leftist asshole and a rightist asshole talk past each other for thirty minutes. We, like most folks, don't always fit into the pigeonholes of American political parties, and we hope that the spirited conversations of the blogosphere will lead some of you, and some of us, to change your minds from time to time.

Perhaps two months before a Presidential election is not the most auspicious time to tell Americans (and those who observe the American political process) to step back from your barricades and embrace your inner centrist. But this is when we thought of it, so fuck it, let's do this.

On behalf of my fellow bloggards, welcome to The Closet Moderate.

4 comments:

Harold Lasswell said...

"that does not mean we intend to create a situation like that of cable news programs, where a leftist asshole and a rightist asshole talk past each other for thirty minutes."

Exactly, I believe our goal is for left, right, and center assholes to post past each other for at least an hour.

Statler said...

Yeah, fuck you buddy. You don't speak for me.

Silent Cal said...

I didn't say we weren't assholes.

Fake Steve Hawking said...

Also, I will occasionally rant at you about science. You've been warned.