Thursday, April 06, 2006

Mind Rotting Blogosphere

How ever so enlightening it is. A typical political discussion

"Liar-bour sucks. They keep stealing our money! We need tax cuts!"
"You right-wingers are so uncaring. We'll lose services! We can't lose services."

So many arguments, so little logic. Have we ever considered something as simple as what the trade-off should be? Are taxes always too high or just right? If taxes were extremely high, the left-wingers would say they're just fine. If they were low enough, right-wingers would still call them too high, even if they would have been more than happy with them when they looked at it from the high level.

A side note: The NZ blogosphere at least, I've observed, seems to have political arguments mainly over economic issues. They seem to be almost unanimously socially liberal. Some are not quite as strong as others, but it seems considerably more so than the general population. Perhaps it is the relative youth of bloggers?


Blogger Jesus Crux said...


Canterbury ACT on Campus member Stanley Climbfall has been banned from a Left wing blog for debating tax cuts.

Stanley calls on all who support the Right to continue the discussion and show that oppression of the people does not kill the liberal vision. Lefties are also invited to participate and further build on their arguments.

"We cannot allow people to be misinformed by shutting down debate. Statements such as "Stan, you seem to put a lot of faith in tax cuts. The problem here is that it’s by no means proven that they have the results you suggest." and "I’ve always found it hilarious how ready people are to believe fix the economy and everything else will magically fix itself. It sounds kind of like salesman talk." will only allow economic ignorance to continuously plague the blogosphere. If we want people to understand what ACT and National are advocating we need to fight the suppression of differing points of views." Stanley said.

Site owner Andrew Brehaut attacks the Maxim Institute by labelling their core responsibilities as "guns and gay bashing". He calls Rodney Hide and Heather Roy residents of "Toad Hall". The relevant link is


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