Bloggreen: What the?

Monday, December 12, 2005

What the?

Occaisionally I do a check on the ol Technorati to see who's been linking here and to see if anyone's actually discussing anything I've said. So I was quite surprised when I found this post over at Progressive Essays. Now I have to say, I am stunned and quite frankly offended at the gross assumption made by this person. I get an email one day from someone saying "hey, I've just got into the blogging thing, what do you think of my blog, have you got any tips?". So I had a quick look and emailed back something along the lines of "not bad, keep at it, be yourself etc", and chucked a link on my blog. I've had a couple of looks at the site since, and to be honest, haven't been terribly inspired by what I saw there and haven't been back in a while. So I was rather surprised to see this unsubstantiated post claiming that I support fascist ideology. Especially given the fact that I'm involved in anti-fascist activism. But oh well. I could go into a detailed analysis about why I am not a national socialist, but to be honest I cannot be fucked. I'm in Hobart, the sun is shinning and I'm better off outside having a life. As for the lovely person behind Progressive Essays. I suggest you spend a little bit more time on your 'experiment' before you come to conclusions about how people's politics and ethics extend into the way they structure their blog. You have missed the point. But good on you for noting that I don't split my blogroll into left and right. The reason for this? I don't believe in the concepts. My message to 'Assorted Ratbags'? Fuck off, get a life, grow up and have a nice day.


At 12/13/2005 02:35:00 PM, Anonymous Hammy said...

It's just an astoundingly ignorant thing to say.

Moreover that whole "Nazist environmentalism" is such a fallacy that it doesn't even warrant responding to.

Fear not my dear I'll vouch for your anti-totalitarian credentials.

At 12/15/2005 10:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking the talk is all good, but the walk is most important. You can claim to be an anti-racist, but have even be in anti-racial relationship? How many friends have you go that are of ma different ethnicity? etc

At 12/15/2005 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Kakariki said...

anon: I personally find the notion that you can claim to be anti-racist just because you have relationships with people of different ethnic backgrounds abhorent. Some of the most racist people I've met have justified their racism by saying "I'm not racist, some of my best friends are Maori etc"

However, to answer your question, yes I have had relationships in the past with people of a different ethnicity than mine and plenty of my friends are from different ethnic backgrounds. In fact, I think I have more friends of different ethnic backgrounds here in Melbourne than most locals.


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