Some blogging bollocks

Although Al Jahom’s excellent and very eclectic blog has been in my blogroll for a while, I’ve never actually given it the official bigging up that it deserves.

So, here goes – and cash is never refused, AJ…

Al Jahom’s blog has a great deal to recommend it: topical comment, great music, humour, pointy squirty cars, foul language and it always adopts a viewpoint that’s guaranteed to get you thinking.

Bookmark the bastard – now – or even do something geeky with that fucking RSS whosit that I always ignore.

Those gods of the blogosphere, the ever excellent Boatang and Demetriou, have been blogging like muthafuckas lately.

Messrs B&D never disappoint and this latest article on the LPUK is essential reading for anyone interested in UK Libertarianism and its future after the recent by-election in Norwich North.

I hate to compliment the twin godhead of B&D any further, but they’ve recently highlighted an interesting point that will have significant implications for the future of blogging and political internet comment in general, and they seem to have beaten several people to the idea since I’ve seen several bloggers cover this after B&D.

A recent article of theirs queries the position of bloggers like Guido and Iain Dale after the next election when David ‘Bullingdon’ Cameron and his band of bastards Merry Men will sweep to victory – and sweep to victory they will; I’m 100% positive.

At the moment, Guido appears to hold a sort of centrist anti-establishment position although – inevitably with Labour in power as it makes better reading – he seems more critical of the Left. He claims to be impartial, but some Libertarian bloggers have their doubts and suggest he might lean further to the right with a Tory victory. Dale is obviously going to keep his Tory stance and it will be interesting to see if he finds Tory activity as equally blog-worthy as he does at present regarding Labour’s fumblings.

You see, it’s all a matter of your political stance – if you blog from a position of diametrically contrary opposition then when your party gets in what are you going to do then?

Bash the opposition? That’s a bit easy and rather lame.

Shower praise on your party? Boring and boorish – and one thing Guido and Dale don’t want to do is lose any of their page views which is what will happen if they both go for a Tory cluster wank…

If Guido and Dale do lose their oppositional motivation then they’re going to be Tory mouthpieces and hence part of the MSM, which blogging was never intended to be.

It may be that it’s a natural evoloutionary step for blogging to go mainstream, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Rest assured that the better bloggers – two of whom are mentioned at the top of this piece – aren’t going to sell their souls to the MSM and water down their opinions, and neither am I.

As I blogged previously, a cunt is a cunt no matter who they are or what they believe.

Stick around to see them outed.

It’s our mission from Jeebus…

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10 Responses

  1. Excellent piece, my good man, and well said.

    What is marvellous about not being shackled to an agenda, is that when circumstances change and new faces arrive, there’s nothing stopping you from re-loaded and loosing off another clip of that trusty M-16.

    Everyone gets it, everyone is gonna get it – can we say that about the schmoozers at the top of the blogging tree?

    No.

    We rule.

    End of.

  2. It makes you wonder what the future is going to hold for readers of Iain Dale’s blog, doesn’t it?

    I envisage alternate entries – “Yesterday, the wonderful Nadine Dorries said…” alternating with “Ed Balls stupidly said…”

    It’s going to make riveting reading.

  3. HAHA! Too right.
    He’s already in good practice with some of his routine though. I mean, fence sitting will be something that won’t change much.

    He’ll be in a defensive position a lot though, which is interesting as Cameron will be doing a lot to cause Dale to defend – as Cameron is destined to be just as shit as Blair.

  4. Dale’s on Radio 5 now.

    I’ll be able to skip the sleeping pill…

  5. Blame wh00ps for me stumbling over here .. .. .. you’ll be subjected to my random meanderings until you IP block me 😉

    Not sure that I agree that Guido will become part of the mainstream. After all there are more than 2 Labour minded (!) blogs around and some of them are actually written by people who have freedom of thought. What happens post-election will be mildly entertaining as a large part of the blogosphere is labelled as being right wing primarily as a dismissive attack on the opinions forwarded. If those anti-authoritarian blogs continue to attack the government once the Conservatives take over will they automatically be labelled as left wing?

  6. Who says the Beeb are a waste of money!

  7. @captainff
    I have no problem with random meanderings – this blog is full of that shit.
    You raise a valid point.
    Whatever happens after next year’s Tory victory, it will mean the world of blog will suddenly be turned through 180 degrees for many bloggers.
    It should all be very interesting…

  8. No problem – when Dave ‘wins’ the next election he will simply replace NuLabore with BluLabore – same policies same failures.

    For Guido et al it will be business as usual because you won’t be able to tell the difference.

    How exciting can it get?

    DP

    There is more to life than paying taxes

  9. He’s on Radio 5 again! 12 to 12.30am…zzzz…

  10. […] think I possibly answered my own question with my blog entry here: …it’s all a matter of your political stance – if you blog from a position of […]

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