Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Why I Read Udolpho and Sixteen Volts

While I disagree with them on some issues (the existence of God, for example - I believe in Him, they don't; Udolpho apparently doesn't like Macs, and I get the distinct impression that both are more favorable to the War in Iraq and to domestic surveillance than I am), I find Udolpho and Sixteen Volts to be very good blogs to read.

Why? Because more than anyone else, they strip away the pretensions that a lot of the leftists tend to celebrate.

Take for example, this post by Ilkka Kokkarinen (Sixteeen Volts), suggesting that a lot of leftist positions come from the fact that the people espousing them can't, like, get their lives staight and want to blame someone for it.

Udolpho's post on "choice for men," is also a favorite of mine, because it sums up what I had previously been trying to express to some leftists I was corresponding with nicely, succinctly, and obviously.

There is also the fact that one of the most frustrating things is trying to have a respectful discussion with someone who refuses to respect you. Once you realize that a lot fo these people you are arguing with are losers, and feel the way they do because they are losers who cannot make it in the real world and therefore decide that the problem must be with the real world rather than with them, it is quite liberating. When you realize that you don't have to respect people who would just as soon see you subjected to forcible indoctrination of their ideas, but can call them out as losers, suddenly you feel much, much freer.

That is all.

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