There is no political movement whose goals are
more admirable, necessary, or virtuous than that of the Progressives.
We fight the forces of war, ignorance, and greed with all of our
hearts; many of us even understand that the survival of civilization,
and perhaps humanity itself, may rest upon our shoulders during the
next 100 years. And for better or worse, it will be up to us: we who,
against all odds, are willing to fight for a better world. Unlike the
generations before us, we will not allow ourselves to be content in
handing our children a world shaped by ignorance and collective
irresponsibility. Most every progressive understands this, on one level
or another -- though most fail to remind each other of it often enough.
life of a progressive is mostly one of suffering. The reason being that
our minds are cursed with an unrelenting conflict between outer
realities and our own inner ideals. Everyday, we endure wars between
our limitless imaginations ,and our knowledge and acceptance of a
tragedy which surrounds all of us; some call it "the real world". It is
a ghastly affliction. But it happens to be who we are.
of us have tried, at one time or another, to run from our powerful
spirits and minds. We've tried alcohol, drugs, sex, and a few have even
resorted to suicide. Tragically, it's no suprise that such a dark world
compells the brightest of its spirits to surrender and willingly
extinguish their flames.
A lot has been said about bloggers, and
the blogosphere; some call it a fad, others call it a revolution -- I
think both positions start from the wrong place. A blogger is nothing
more than a person who writes their thoughts for others to read.
Period. To speak of bloggers or blogs as a whole is as foolish as
speaking of books and authors as a whole.