New Opinion Generator
It is said that even a broken clock is right twice a day. That is the way I look at the opinion pieces I've written over the years. Once in a while some of my opinions have hit the mark with different groups.
Anyway I have, or this blog has a Facebook account and a good cross section of the readers here have friended me there. I don't post many original things there, just junk I find on the net when I'm in the mood. I rarely ever check that Facebook page.
So the other day I get a notice that a new Facebook entity wants to friend me. It is an entity called Clatsop Voices. I accept the invitation suspecting who is behind it, just to see where it goes. A couple days later I notice the growing friend list has the distinct complexion of conservatism, so I post on their wall:
"Who or what entity generates or maintains this site?"
Clatsop Voices The purpose of this site is to give an opportunity to those who value the concept and mobilization of community, a forum of sharing information about improving the sense of community here, and all that brings. We will see what happens as it unfolds! It has no affiliation with any entity. Clatsop Voices looks forward to hearing what you think about community, thanks for posting!
The phrasing of that reply told me exactly who wrote it. They may want to unfriend me right now because I'm planning to have some fun with their wall in the near future. It's never a safe idea to think that I am conservative or progressive. It's not safe to try to convince me that by putting out a perception of an even playing field or sudden acceptance of objectivity is in the future of politics here. I see through it. The nature of politics is opposition. Always was and always will be. As the motives may seem altruistic on the surface they are sure to be political motives in reality. You can wear that sheepskin all you want, but that doesn't change the rage and the heart that beats beneath. Let it go...