Sunday, March 7, 2010

Married Socialist Bloggers


Over the last couple of weeks I have had a startling amount of time on the internet. I have gravitated from emails to New York Times and The Guardian to blogs. And when I find an interesting debate on a blog I try and find out a little bit about the people writing on these blogs. Invariably, I am attracted to those who seek reasonable dialogue with questions of societal justice as the basis of their ethos. Yet when I try to find out about the people who write these posts, I find that they are married.


Why are these intelligent people married? Did they not adequately tie their class, gender and race critiques to a solid praxis of resistance? I suppose they probably did at one point in time, but it is always the 'love' that leads our wisest away from their commitment to more interesting forms of life.


Now that I have said this, I would like to say that I am less interested in the world of blogs. There are too many ossified positions. There is, like on any broadsheet, too much sense making. Fervent sense making creates a dryness and an apathy in me. I would prefer some passion and some new letters.