Class Warfare, Blog Style
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One of the beautiful things about having a web site or blog is it allows people who wouldn’t otherwise have an audience to get their message across to more people. Combine Free Speech with cheap amplification and you’ll understand why the so-called blogosphere is such a disruptive thing.
Free Speech is an interesting subject – it means people can say whatever they want, regardless of whether it’s a good idea or not. We have to tolerate speech which we disagree with, with few exceptions. But luckily, Freedom of Speech has another side – it lets us spot the idiots and the haters.
To wit, this piece on the blog The End of Insanity excoriating our friend at I Am 1 Percent for… I’m not sure, exactly. Now, I’m not saying you have to agree with everything someone writes – as a matter of fact, I disagree with huge amounts of information disseminated from the media and other blogs (if I didn’t I wouldn’t run this site). Yes, I also disagree with some of the points made at I Am 1 Percent – but that doesn’t mean I’ll pen a post cursing him for being stuck up and take personal offense to something on his site.
Of course, “The End of Insanity” didn’t end the discussion. Mo’ Money Mo’ Houses weighed into the debate with a post discussing that original 26 words post (thankfully longer than at Insanity). Unlike I Am 1 Percent, MMMH’s site title is meant ironically as a play on the author’s last name. Of course, the 1% bashing continued:
“ First off, there’s only so much room in that tiny percentile, and secondly, who f***ing writes a blog like that besides Gwenyth Paltrow?”
“Listen, I’m not trying to bash this guy, but reading his blog made me realize something.”
First off, when someone says “I’m not trying to ____”, you can be 90% sure that whatever is in the blank is exactly what that person is trying to do. Second, why is the immediate response to squelch his speech? He really shouldn’t even be writing because why… some celebrity does? Save the internet for the middle class?
Here’s someone who picked an admittedly controversial name, yet writes strategies for people who haven’t achieved his level of success to emulate. Recognize that and take it or leave it.
I, for one, welcome a blog that isn’t like the rest of them.
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