Friday, May 30, 2008

FIRST PRINCIPLES

This is probably miles from what you’ve come to this site for, so I’ll mention it this time and this time only. I enjoy yammering & running my proverbial mouth about a number of topics, and thought it might be fun to tackle that most subjective and opinion-laden of fields: politics & society. I’ve got a few bugaboos I’d like to tackle, and so given how cathartic writing for a blog can be (one can only rant at one’s wife, or at the newspaper, for so long), I’m announcing yet another blog in my media empire: FIRST PRINCIPLES. At the very least it will let me sleep at night.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh what a surprise, Stig's already on to you:
http://black2com.blogspot.com/2008/06/un-principled-true-sum-and-substance-of.html#links
Nothing could make for a more interesting debate than the two of you socking it out over just how great the free market has been for the people of, say, Bhopal..../sarcasm
I'll just kick back with nice sag curry and crank up the good tunez the both of youz have the good sense to dig on...

sonicgg

Barry said...

Hey Anon.: please tell us how the centralized welfare/warfare state has been for the people of, say, Hiroshima.
Chris's argument may be weak, but so's your attacking him for not living like a stupid-hippie even though he listens to some stupid-hippie bands.

Anonymous said...

Barry-sama
I would never ask someone to live like a "stupid hippie" maybe a "smart hippie" and is Amon Duul really a stupid hippy band?!
Not sure where your argument about Hiroshima is heading...And, by great twists of irony (odid you know?) I live in Hiroshima and life here is pretty good, pretty, pretty good...

sonicgg
np: Cosmic Psychos - Dung

Barry said...

My point about Hiroshima is that the bombing of its civilians was done by the very centralized welfare-state that american leftists glorify...The left justifiably condemns Bush, but gets all hot-under-the-collar when you dare critique FDR. I know there a exceptions, (like howard zinn) but not enough of them.
I answered your post on stig's blog too; let's leve jay and chris's comment boxes alone from now on.
(and I can enjoy a band's music and still regard their politics as "stupid hippie"...I listened to the Gang of Four as a kid, but I didn't run out and become a marxist.)

Anonymous said...

Yep we can leave it at this...I'm not BSing when I say I live in Hiroshima and I found Zinn pretty revelatory about the A-bomb...anyhow, you're Barry Goubler aren't you? Anybody who gets thanked on M.O.T.O. records is cool by me...