I'm heading in a different direction with this blog.
Over the last year, you may have noticed that it's less and less about politics and its roots, and more and more about diet, fitness, and my own journey to improve myself in that regard. That includes a large dose of independent discovery, research, thinking, and experimentation.
But just as there are lots of sites already that deal in politics in all its varieties, there's plenty of sites — very good ones I often link to — that provide excellent information in the area of what I loosely refer to as "Evolutionary Fitness," which really comes down to the dietary and health implications of evolutionary biology in the main.
So what can I bring? Well, it's funny, and you may not see this, but the reason EvFit appeals to me so is that it's quite a lot like my political philosophy, i.e., individualism. But even more so, the reason I'm an individualist — aside from the fact that we are individuals and not a collective — is that I wish to live in accordance with the facts of reality and not the dictates of "authorities," and that goes for "health authorities" every bit as much as for our "masters of public policy" (arguably more, because you can't escape your biology at all, while you still can to some extent mitigate the impact of public policy on your life).
So, when I'm talking about atheism, philosophy, or politics with the edge, attitude, and downright arrogance I often do, it's really coming from exactly the same place as when I talk about EvFit, and what morons people are, in general, when it comes to their collectivized notions of diet and health. Here's another thing: while almost nobody listens to me when it comes to politics, virtually everyone listens to me when it comes to fitness. You wouldn't believe how many people email me about it, stop me in the gym, and so on. And here's another thing: once they see the logic in what I'm telling them about health, I can easily relate it to something political and they grasp the connection.
So, I'm going to transform this into a site explicitly about EvFit,
with the occasional foray into politics and such, particularly when the logic of the former implies a similar logic in the latter. In terms of style, nothing is going to change, and that's what I bring. I'm not going to be your polite, always objective, furry little health blogger. There's nothing in the world wrong with that, but it's not my style. I want people to cringe. I want them to confront the fact that they'll come back time and again to read what I write, but they'd never admit it to anyone, or, God forbid, link to it.
It'll probably be fun. Comments welcome. Let me know what you think. As to the blog name, I'm undecided. I may just keep it as HonestyLog ("In Your Face Fitness"), or something else. Suggestions welcome. Thanks for stopping by.