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Friday, April 07, 2006
Or Am I Just Old Fashioned?
I know that I have been absent for awhile; please forgive me. Last Friday was the beginning of convention; so I figured my fellow Democrats would forgive me.
I am having trouble and I am hoping my bloging companions can help me. I am upset by blogging in general. First of all, what the shit does blog mean??? Secondly, is this really the way we hear what people have to say now?
What happened to person to person contact? (I have spent most of this evening defending WHAT a Democrat believes and I think I did a great job. They felt the power from my voice and the reality of my words. I feel as though we try to promote our agenda through the internet. What is a personal conversation anymore? It feels as though we have surrendered our lives and our party to the internet and given it celebrity (or parental) power. However, can you hear or feel soul, it's just words on a screen.
My only question is how isolated do we want to become? Isn't writing a blog like writing a letter to your parents. . . meaning, you write to them as to why you shouldn't be grounded and that what you did was justifiable, therefore they should not punish you. You explain to them your side of the story without them being able to interrupt you. Are you more understood by exposing yourself in a safe forum or a political debate?
Democrats are for the people, their plight, their wealth, their differences, and their opinion, however what do you get from typed words on a screen or the written word. . . Does the average citizen really read a blog?
Does blogging really send the message that we will help the poor, the environment, the small businesses, the scientist, the religious, or anything else that we promote. My thought is no.
We need to have public sight and amazing speakers that make your blood boil. When they speak, you will want to scream out in joy for good fortune and anguish for the souls which are troubled (or vote).
In an age of technology, is it bad to say I would rather hear the person speak and be empowered by their energy?