A View From The Handbasket

Monday, September 12, 2005
So what's all this, then?
Posted by neros_fiddle at 4:16 PM
A blog is an act of hubris. The author implicitly assumes that someone cares enough to read it, and further assumes that reading it is worth the reader's time. Thanks for the first, and I beg your patience with the second. I intend to get better at this with practice.

This particular presumption is called Nero's Fiddle. I could expound on why it's called that, but in truth it's mostly because no one at Blogspot had used that name yet. I'll be getting to the bullshit soon enough, so there's no reason to start shoveling quite yet.

I intend to cover a lot of political ground, centering around the big trends of where the United States is going (and with a name like Nero's Fiddle, you can imagine it's not a happy place) in the context of things like nationalism, dominionism and energy (including peak oil). Expect plenty of gratuitous cheap shots, as well.

A steady diet of that would be tiresome and depressing (no matter how often the Pentagon tries to cheer us up with tightly guarded Clint Black concerts), so other topics should crop up as well, such as technology and pop culture (whether it inspires admiration or slack-jawed goggling).

It's often said that life about the journey, not the destination. This blog is about the journey. Obviously, I have no idea where we're going. While I'm not an optimistic person by nature, I'd like to think that somewhere in the hubris required to start this project, there's a glimmer of hope.

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