Well, I’ve done a decent number of videos around here but never accounted for the fact that it’s harder—way harder—to do a 1:30 video than something that goes for far longer. Just not much room for much error.
So I flailed around doing this, this afternoon, in-betwixt bewilderment over the crazy comment thread on my last that probably won’t die any time soon. Luke, in pointing out that so many think I’m a total dick (I’d have preferred a certain adjective right in front), put it this way:
Somewhat off topic, but germane to your last tweet, I want to thank you profligately for running such an open forum on your blog. *Every* other paleo blog out there that I’m aware of is over-moderated to the point where it’s nothing more than a back-slapping echo chamber for bloggers to be congradulated on their prowess, or, at best, to receive some mild and contributory links related to the post. Very few if any other bloggers tolerate any sort of open exchange of ideas. This space is needed and valuable especially as this movement expands and grows, and I dare say this is one of the most influential paleo/primal blogs. You broke open the CT discussion into a wider sphere, as an example. You talk politics and religion, and maybe even relish it, two areas other bloggers pale with dread to discuss.
People think you’re a dick, but you encourage free expression. If that’s what being a dick means, count me in. At the same time, if being ‘nice’ is stifling expression and conversation, I want no part of this ‘niceness.’ At some point, I’ll begin blogging again (I had a blog a long time ago, deleted it because I grew out of it), and I hope to take a similar tack that you’ve taken here.
We need to tackle these issues head-on, and not skirt them because it makes some people ‘uncomfortable.’ If people want to be comfortable and unchallenged in their lifestyle or their assumptions, they best sit back on the couch, grab a corporate beer and eat some processed express-meal.
Carry on. Viva La Raza.
Yep. We’re all about that, here. No fear. I’m in the process of gathering the best, sharpest, most fuck-you minds in the Paleosphere and all you others can have those looking for the next 10 Ways To Do X.
So here’s the video. It’s only a minute and a half.
So soon, there will be another book promotion. The last one was buy one copy, give away five for free, which is running indefinitely. The next one is being queued up for release soon.