The Messy Middle
Reports in the comments section are that several of the more “progressive” commentators in this forum have decided not to return and are engaged in some sort of discussion with themselves about what they perceive as terrible thoughts that have been posted here, I apologize for not being more precise as I don’t have time to visit that other site and see what they are talking about.
This is not the first time that TC has been boycotted by one group or another. An interesting tactic since nobody here makes any money on anything. It has historically been the statist right who decry us and refuse to come here. Those on the right who think government should enforce their vision of the world. When they get criticized here, they become offended and disappear to their echo chambers to discuss how we are RINO’s and how TC is controlled by liberals.
Then we express the conservative views we have. Expressions of support for some Republicans and a non-PC perspective on guns results in the far left to declare this blog controlled by the extreme right and endless name calling.
So what does it mean?
This is the middle. The middle is a messy place where people of many ideologies and ideas come to interact and messily express themselves and their opinions. The middle isn’t an idea or a position. It is the place where those opinions clash more or less honestly.
Everyone declares themselves to be in the middle. But that is not true. The middle only exists when we all come together and talk. The far left and far right might not like the middle, because it is a place where ideas are discussed and questioned. It is not the echo chamber they prefer.
I hope they ALL come back. I miss some of our far right and far left friends. The middle is a welcoming place that wants their ideas too. And it would be a nice Christmas present to see everyone come together and argue like a family again.
Regardless, this is my last post for the year. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays all. May 2013 bring us more tax and spending cuts, greater freedom, and peace on earth.
PS: Santa – If at all possible, I would like to see Obamacare repealed for Christmas. But if not, I’ll understand. I’ll take a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 instead.