Empty Days

Thursday, April 01, 2004



Air America Radio (via Atrios) listen live. Of course that also gave me the idea to listen to Rush Limbaugh - as I never cared to hear this guy live either (as I don't drive I also don't listen to no talk-radio, ever). Update: and let's throw in NPR for good measure :-0

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I've been going to conservative blogs a lot recently, because of Clarke thing and all. I want to know what's in people's heads and why. The most obvious thing is that there is this pile of misconceptions about what "the other camp" thinks - and this is of course a mutual thing. The interesting part is discovering why I myself think how I do - in the light of opposing convictions.

I mean, after all, why am I not a big conservative myself? "What's wrong with me?" It's true that conservative guys really love military history and "decisive action" and are impatient with too much pondering and wondering. But hey - I also have a pragmatic streak, and I also don't like too much wishy-washy talk. As to disinformation, I don't think it's such a simple thing. I am sure I am quite malinformed myself, and my preconceptions are not all my own - I catch them from thin air, and only certain things stick with me while others don't. It's a matter of perspective.

I think the biggest liberal misconception is to think of themselves as the always-superior "good guys" who are more intelligent, more truthful and better informed than the typical conservative. That's not exactly true though.

But it's late and I'll develop this another time.

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Andrew Sullivan can't drive. He's a bike guy. Oh wow.





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