I'm thinking of sending something to them soon, though I hope it doesn't become the disaster my experience with BrooWaha subsequently turned out to be.
Political creature that I am, I wanted to see what passes for politically insightful writing at Blog Critics......I'm not impressed so far. I took a look at an article written by "a political independent thinker who wants the opinions and voice of Middle America to be heard", named Nathan Wilkinson who has a blog he calls The Middle American Voice. Wilkinson believes he writes "independent commentary on news and events from and for Middle America". I'm not quite sure what that is.
I don't want this post to become an ad hominem attack on Mr. Wilkinson, but I have serious problems with his philosophy. Like a proverbial political Buddhist of sorts, he believes that rather than choose between the Right or the Left, we should travel some Middle Way .
From his blog:
This blog is meant for the middle, so who are the middle? The middle is most commonly defined as neither political progressive or conservative. They are politically independent thinkers that are not tied to a political party and ideals. This does not mean they do not share some of those political ideals, but prefer not to be boxed into a certain way of seeing the world. The Left and the Right all have venues of getting there [sic] voice heard. What makes their voice so misleading is often times the Left and Right try to mask their message as a "middle" message. What also happens is that both sides play to the middle, only to go back to their corners after the elections are over. A blog for the middle by the middle, is one of many ways that our middle voice can continued to be heard continuously.
Wrongly classified as independent thinkers, these "middlers" actually expose their inability to come to a decision on the important issues in life. Contrary to what they would have us believe, there is usually no middle ground.
Where is this middle way vis á vis abortion, for example?
The pro life stance on the issue of abortion is quite clear. The fetus is a human being. That this is scientifically provable should be obvious. We -the pro lifers- maintain that abortion is the taking of innocent human life and therefore, immoral. We maintain that no one has the "right" to kill an innocent human being. Period.
The, so-called, pro-choice groups maintain that the woman has the right to abort the fetus with no restrictions or interference from anyone.
What is the precious middle way between these two positions? There is none.
Just as Rush Limbaugh believes that all of his views are Conservative, Mr. Wilkinson likewise believes that any view he may have is in the Middle. Rather than see the middle as politically independent thinking that isn't tied to any political party and ideals, I see the middle for what it is; a lack of any real or consistent philosophy as well as an inability to think logically and coherently.
The choice may be difficult at times, but each of us must choose between the Right and the Left, between the right and the wrong, between the moral and immoral.
"I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth."