It's funny, I never thought I'd ever write this post. But here we are.
I have all the usual excuses: work is busier than I can ever remember.
My inspiration to blog issues from a libertarian angle has waned. There's only so many times you can reduce things to first principles and argue the case and get the same stupid, meaningless counterarguments.
The Cuntalition is not as astoundingly infuriating as the Labour Party were. They're just as fucking inept, thieving, misguided and bossy, but they're much nicer about it. So that's fine.
I'm tired of trying to explain the concept of anarchism as something natural and workable to people who are happy to mindlessly defend extortion with menaces.
I'm bored with the vacuity of British politics and the stupidity and apathy of the electorate.
To my fellow bloggers, you have inspired me, amused me, provoked me, annoyed me and provided me with ammunition and targets. Thank you.
I'm struggling to keep up with the huge swathes of blogging that pour in, though. It's great writing, but it has become a chore to keep up with people, rather than a pleasure. I can't read hundreds of blog posts every day AND write.
But mostly, I've found something else to direct my creativity into, something that strangely rewards me even more that the challenge of trying to create a compelling argument. It may not pan out and I may come skulking back here. I hope it does work out, though.
I can't even pretend that I will never, ever blog here again. My life may change again. I have no intention of deleting the blog, and I would be flattered to think that someone, somewhere may still find some of my writing interesting or inspiring.
It's been an interesting journey for me, from social democracy to minarchism to anarchism and I'm pleased I made the effort. I'm pleased to have had ideas challenged and I've been hugely amused by the trolls, commentards and window-lickers here.
I always did write for myself, but I can't deny that it's been gratifying to see upwards of 10,000 absolute uniques month after month, and it's still climbing. I hope that you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it. Probably best that I bugger off leaving you cunts wanting more, too!
I must address the inevitable triumphalism of John Demetriou, who will feel that he finally won the great contest, proving that a) he is a better blogger and b) his libertarianism is better than mine.
So all I can say John is: well done. I hope you enjoy your victory.
All that remains is to say goodbye to you all.
Fuck off you cunts!