In lieu of an entry…

by Yule Heibel on April 28, 2004

…an extended comment to the entry on April 23
about Al Tysick.  Go read that if you will.

I had a lovely offline
weekend and I also wasn’t able to access this blog for a few days (was
the server down?), hence the paucity of entries. 

I went on a rant
(albeit via email) about something I read elsewhere by a so-called
green anarchist.  It was so wrong-headed and full of idealist
synthesist fallacies as to make the head spin, a tract worthy of total
(critical-feminist) deconstruction because it is so very very
wrong-headed, and maybe I’ll have more to say about it here later, but
maybe I’ll just give up.  I know it’s passive-aggressive junk to
blog it like this, but the stupid tract I’m responding to is hooked
into a universe of discourse that’s so big, and I’m just so small: it’s
potentially thousands of guys all believing the same stupid blather,
and just a handful of smart women saying, “are you nuts?”  Like,
where does that get you, if you’re one of the women?  

Anyway, that little diversion took some of my attention, which
led to the loss of life.  No, wait, I’m channeling a Pentagon
spokesman!  That’s not what I wanted to say!  (I hate passive
voice.)  What I meant to say is “which meant I stayed away a bit.” 

Actually, I’m disenchanted also with the blogging medium. 
(And it’s going around.  The disenchantment, I mean.)  
Bored and disenchanted.


Joel April 29, 2004 at 3:23 am

Worried that you might have been mad at me, but then I realized that I haven’t got email from you in a while. 🙂

Sometimes, we need to ask ourselves if our words are at least as good as silence. I’m not always good about that, myself.

Yule Heibel April 29, 2004 at 3:29 am

No, the tract I refer to had nothing to do with you.

Gerry April 30, 2004 at 11:28 am

I can guess about the context from your post. Generally, I try not to get too cozy with any particular ideology, but
has some attraction for me. As you can see from the link, I want to conjure up a completely different image with this word than most. To me, anarchy is more like a state or property, and to make it into an ideology misses the point completely.

Perhaps you could say a few words to give us some more context, but it would probably be better to do this without bringing attention to the post that set you off on the rant in the first place.

I really admire people who blog regularly and continue to produce high quality posts day after day. I have a blog of sorts, but it is more just a place to put my thoughts online from time to time. For me, the comment exchanges with bloggers I respect are invalueble. You have my respect and thanks for perservering.

Yule Heibel May 2, 2004 at 3:44 am

Thanks for the comment, Gerry. I try not to do grumpy, oblique references, since I prefer getting to the point instead. So, I might blog this thing that was bugging me later, but there’s also a lot going on off-line that demands my attention right now. (And the server seems to have gone down or something several times now, too…)

Kate S. May 6, 2004 at 3:23 pm

Disenchantment just needs a little salve, un petite piece of time and space.
Please don’t relinquish your blog, as I just found you.

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