Monday, June 30, 2008

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends, Left Wing Edition

Here are a few noteworthy posts from the left side of the spectrum....

I LOVE, LOVE, love, love, love The Electronic Village. Love it. Even when I think The Villager is dead wrong, he expresses himself well. His posts are usually short and straight to the point. The EV is a combination aggregator/bulleting board/comment field gold mine for African American bloggers and the African American point of view. Here's a list of The Top Ten Black Blogs of 2008. How do we know they're the Top Ten? Because The Villager said so, and it's his site. If you came of age in the '70s and miss the music, check out Old School Fridays (every Friday). And sometimes The Villager tells you things you already knew, but provides more evidence for your opinion.

Jobsanger has a good post about imperfect Presidential candidates, called "Obama's Not Perfect, But He's Our Candidate". That's the state of mind I'm trying to achieve with Bob Barr. He also provides a left-wing rationale for the recent Supreme Court decision striking down gun control laws.

Left Is Right has posted too many bells and whistles on his site, and it takes too long to download. He's usually pretty good. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Lotus - Surviving A Dark Time - is shocked, shocked, I say...when he discovers that the Bureau of Land Management is in bed with some corporate interests. Or maybe we really do need to wait a half decade while they do Environmental Impact Studies before they put up solar panels in the middle of nowhere. You decide. Mr. Lotus is a good guy, and we emailed back and forth a bit when we did some reciprocal linkage. He's someone you'd like to have for a neighbor.

Tbogg has been going at it online since 2002, and the posts are getting further and further apart. He was great when angry. He was great when he was happy. Hope he gets the fire back in his belly.

I got acquainted with The Revolution Script through Soobdujour. This guy has amazing collections of Revolutionary posters, guerilla warfare training manuals, and the like. He's also the only Marxist gun nut I've ever encountered. I love the internet.

Turning Left gets worked up over Dr. James Dobson misinterpreting Barack Obama's speech at the Call To Renewal meeting. And they have a cool picture of Dobson in front of a flag. Heh heh heh heh heh....

I don't have nearly enough Lefties on the blogroll, and I'm open to suggestions.


The Red Son said...

Thanks for the kind words. I am glad that some social conservatives can put politics aside and embrace a shared appreciation of firearms.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Red Son,

Social Conservatives? Social Conservatives?

When you get a chance, look up Classical Liberalism in Wikipedia and get back to me.

There are days when I think I'm the only liberal I've ever known.

The Red Son said...

Like a dear friend of mine used to say, labels are for jars. Liberal and Conservative are pretty much meaningless terms in this country at this point. Just like terrorist.

There are days when I think that I am the only "true revolutionary" that I have ever known, but then I remember my time in southern Mexico.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Agreed. Hope you'll keep showing up on this site.

I've been thinking a lot about how the term "liberal" morphed from meaning one who favors limited government intervention to one who favors expanded government control.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the word "revolutionary" has stayed consistent for the last two or three centuries.

Ted McLaughlin said...

Thanks for the mention.
Sometimes I don't think Libertarians and Left-Wingers realize that there are many issues where we can find agreement.
I also agree with you about the word "liberal". It's meaning changes so often that I'm not sure what it means anymore. That's why I usually refer to myself as a Left-Winger.
As far as the gun decision, I don't see that as a liberal-conservative issue. The Constitution is pretty clear on the subject.
Keep up the good work. We may not always agree, but I always enjoy your blog.

The Red Son said...

A lot of people like to call themselves radicals, Socialists, Anarchists, revolutionaries etc. who in five years will be happily working in a cubical sipping on a soy latté. A lot of the so called revolutionaries that I have encountered are aghast when I tell them that I own guns or that I support the violent overthrow of dictatorship as a method of social change. In the past, true revolutionaries fought fascism in Spain or took to the streets in the tens of thousands, initiating general strikes that paralyzed countries. The word revolution today often means nothing more than moderate to radical reform, see the "Ron Paul Revolution" or exciting new advances in toothpaste technology. A revolution, to paraphrase Malcolm X overturns and destroys. I see all of these so-called progressives and radical pushing for social change, but if push came to shove, would they shoot back? I thinks not.