Another Unpopular Essay

by: davidseth

Mon Jul 18, 2011 at 17:28:28 PM EDT


(or why the left blogosfero is bankrupt).

This doesn't really qualify as an essay. It's just an observation about the left blogosfero and its many blindspots.  In this case the blindspot is the California Prisoners' Hunger Strike, which is today on its 18th day.  These prisoners deserve our support. No doubt about it.  So I put up an essay about it at the Great Orange Satan.  How else to get the situation before a zillion people quickly? Would the denizens of the left step forward and fight for prisoners? Cue: crickets.

My point: the prisoners need support, and they need it soon to bring about a humane and peaceful resolution of their grievances.  They need expressions of support.  From bloggers.  From blog readers. They need our help.  Otherwise many of them will be seriously injured by the fasting, and they may ultimately be force fed by the prison officials in scenes reminiscent of Northern Ireland.

Of course, you won't be able to watch that.  It will be done "privately."  But I digress.

The way GOS works now virtually assures that nobody will see,  much less react to the call for support.  See for yourself.

And the smaller blogs?  Let's see.

davidseth :: Another Unpopular Essay
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I support the prisoners' hunger strike (8.00 / 3)
I consider long term solitary confinement torture and a human rights violation.

i found you on GOS... (0.00 / 0)


simplify... writing in the rAw

What do you mean by the way it works now? (19.00 / 1)

Can't do anything for you on dk, I am forbidden all action even though bizarrely I now seem to be signed in.

I haven't paid much attention since the great metamorphosis, but my impression is that it is more than ever all about personalities, fads du jour and the Dem party. Issues and policy never were much of a concern there.

Anyway, I shared it on FB, as have a few others I know from here, there, and everywhere.

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