I am sick of Buzzfeed-type lists.
- 13 Cars That Look Like a Poodle
- 7 Ways That Google is Like a Turd
- 21 Types of Sticks to Fix Your Roof
And I was actually going to write a post about it. In fact in this very location was a paragraph where I attempted to reminiscence about the amusing back and forth between the sewage masters and literary clowns over “content is king”.
It was boring.
And it made me realize that I am at my mediocre best writing as a grumpy curmudgeon. I find that unfortunate.
Even worse I am direction-less as a writer. Internet marketing, that which this blog was founded upon, is just not that interesting to me anymore. Everything else is political or religious. I don’t care to write about either.
It’s not that I don’t find them interesting it’s just that I’m tired of slogging through the competition that every topic brings. It’s all about winning. You can’t have a civil conversation, and heaven help you if you disagree, without someone labeling you. You’re a racist. Bigot. Sexist. Homophobic. Islamaphobe. Ultimately that is the win. Being labeled.
“What, you don’t agree with men in pink tutus and dildo necklaces parading their gay down mainstreet? Why hell, man you are a bigot and homophobe.”
“Umm, no, you just make it difficult to ignore you if I choose to.”
“You’re just intolerant and you’re a racist too.”
I’d like to discuss principles but few people have them. Certainly politicians do not. But only because the people do not demand they have them. This country has been lost since Woodrow Wilson. Too much government control. Too much media influence.
I actually think that the only way this country will find freedom again is through technology. Government is desperate to control the Internet. Silicon Valley has to take the lead and embrace their true libertarian bent.
Either government will heavy-hand Silicon Valley slamming egregious regulations on the industry resulting in a fabulous nerd revolt OR they will roll over and stick their snout in the big government largesse trough embracing their former university communist leanings. I think it may go either way. As it is the Valley really stands for nothing but money.
Anyway, my writing style reflects my sarcasm and cynicism. A decent collection of words get placed in better position when I have something to be snarky about.
I look forward to one day writing something a little more interesting, less cynical with about the same sarcastic flavor.