If you're not cranky, you're not paying attention.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Comparative Political Demonology
Comparative Political Demonology? What's that? Well, Comparative Political Demonology relates to blogs, blog comments, dialogue, and the tendency to get diverted away from new insight and into well formed ruts of political conversation. I'll take a stab at a working definition, subject to change. Comparative Political Demonology is a dialogue pattern in which participants, usually political partisans, turn the subject of conversation towards the question of which side is worse. Attribution, to the best of my knowledge, goes to my old blog buddy Tully, who on occasion blogs at Flyover Notes. Tully has given me reason to believe he is, as they sometimes say, a real smart fella. I'm happy to praise his name for the simple fact that on many occasions he has gifted me with new and useful insight. Further, I have reason to believe that he's every bit as cranky as I am. Which is also praise.