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May 02, 2006

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T.

It's left-wing nutjobs like the ones who posted in your comments field that explain why I stopped being liberal. It's scary that they are the most clueless people on earth, yet somehow have convinced themselves that they're the smartest. I try to be understanding because back when I was liberal I was the same way to a point, but man the police-state paranoia gets tired after a while.

Johnny Triangles

kreiz

Some bright fellow just wrote this:

"Rational people, liberal people, welcome the opporunity to learn something, and accept that learning may contradict what once was thought to be true."

Precisely, Daniel. Sometimes it's uncomfortable- hey, most of us hate being wrong. But it's a much superior way of navigating through life's seas.

Daniel

Yes, kreiz. I have seen the fear of being wrong turn into something like pathology.

And by the way, guys: thanks for hanging in there with me. It's been real.

kreiz

There's a frenzy- a pathology as you put it- that runs throughout the Colbert thread. What saddens me is that so many are quick to label you based upon a single post. These folks are obviously unfamiliar with your blog and body of work. You would think they would want a context before jumping to the Mini Rush card. But everything's cool- I brushed off a dusty copy of Hoffer's "The True Believer" last night.

Daniel

I love that book. I also liked "The Ordeal of Change." Maybe I should get it down from the shelf.

I just started writing a new book, myself. Working title: "The Contrarian Bitch."

kreiz

I just posted this comment in the wrong place-

On some level, isn't Colbert just channelling Pat Paulsen? Just a thought. Comedically, he strikes me as a one-trick pony.

Never read "Ordeal of Change"- sounds great. "The Contrarian Bitch"- coming to prison libraries everywhere.

Daniel

That's okay, I answered you in the wrong place.

kreiz

I glanced at some of the long thread. You even had a "Bushhitler" reference. How wild is that? I'm assuming that someone else besides Joe Gandleman linked to your post. Surely these folks didn't come over from TMV. Do you know?

Daniel

kreiz,

I was linked from Hot Air, Protein Wisdom, Captain's Quarters and a slew of smaller sites. Almost all of the smaller sites think that I'm an ass, but there wasn't much traffic, so I guess that they came from all of the big sites. I could do some detective work, but I'm too busy with work and I don't care that much.

kreiz

Understand... just curious.

Daniel

Actually, I'm curious, too. I'm assuming that all those sites have their trolls.

kreiz

Which reminds me, yesterday you commented that you didn't think I was a conservative. You were right. I finally ran across a phrase that described my views: liberal rightist. Sound familiar?

Daniel

Hmmm. I'm going to have to try that on.

kreiz

I swiped it from you.

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