You will notice we do not have one. Haven't for ages. We realised, well, 'why?' Why bother? Some people have them because they are genuinely into their politics and want to provide a 'resource'. Right, Longrider?
Fair enough. I consider such individuals to be in the minority. I think Mr B had it right about blogrolls and why people have them.
I personally think blogrolls are like cub scout badges. You know, those cute little icons of honour you had sewn on your sleeve by mummy to show off something new you've acquired. Like the ability to do reef knot.
"Dib Dib Dib! Dob Ob Obo!"
Imagine if we all went around wearing badges on our sleeves with the names of all our friends.
"Hey look! Jimmy knows Tommy, he's got him under Janey!"
This is the modern, blogging equivalent of fucking blogrolls. A big old status thing, to show off to everyone who you are like, who you read, and who probably knows you too.
"This is my club!"
Whoop-de-mother-fucketty-doo. Here's a curly-wurly. First prize to you.
Why else would everyone have these things? Most libertarian bloggers are 'fuck the world, I don't give a shit, get off my back, you are all cunts' types. Do they really want to provide a valuable public resource and service? Or is the cub scout analogy fairer than many would dare admit?
We genuinely find it all rather irritating. We do not like chumminess, schmoozing, back-scratching, hypocrisy, sliminess, sneakiness and we don't like it of politicians and we don't like it from you, either.
These are traits we loathe, in fact. Hence why we rip the shit out of it. If it bores you, good.
I hope this helps to straighten things out a little. It will be the last time I comprehensively address the matter, and I re-state here and now: if you are amongst the Country Club of wankers we are addressing, stop talking about us, stop linking us, take us down from your cub scout Hall of Fame, and fuck off and die.
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At the risk of provoking yet another round of abuse for my pettifogging pedantry, am I alone in finding these two statements by the same person wryly ironic?