Friday, June 15, 2007

Hello Cruel World

The latest popular genre of blog posts and diaries seems to be of the "What We Need to Do" variety with respect to lefty blogs and the "netroots." There's nothing especially wrong with this genre, and it's quite a bit less annoying than it's more offensive "What You Must Do With Your Blog" evil twin, but they're still roughly cut from the same cloth.

It's bit like the rhetorical tic of plenty of politicians, "What Democrats need to do is..." The better thing to do is... just do it! Show the way, without assuming everyone does - or should - share your priorities.