John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Meme Containment

I had a post here earlier today that was a political link found in someone else's LJ. It was an essay about the current international diplomatic situation, the administration's policies toward same, and so forth, which I thought was interesting and worth reading.

However, upon reflection, I removed it, not because of anything wrong with the essay, but because of what the author said in other essays on the same site, some of which was disagreeable, and some of which was just flat out obnoxious. While even a broken clock is right twice in any 24 hour period, there are some stars I just don't want to hitch my wagon to, to mangle a couple of clichés.

To put it in memespeak, while I thought the one idea was worth propigating, there were too many others there that I'd rather didn't spread, particularly not through my agency. But since they came as a package deal, I'd rather shut down the one good one, than propigate several bad ones.

I tell ya, it's tough being a libertarian in a right/left culture. Life was much simpler when I could just hang out comfortably in liberal circles. At least then I could be relatively sure that when I agreed with somebody on one topic, I'd agree with them on the rest, too.

-The Gneech
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