Friday, May 18, 2012

Lucia New Blog - The Contrarian

I've just noticed a new blog, The Contrarian, through a comment in Kiwiblog from a very new commenter. Looks like the blog is not really ideologically aligned with this one, but his first post: That first taste of fermented gibberish, got my attention as he mentions that he's not been writing for a few years.

It’s been a long time since I did any writing, several years in fact, and over that period I have been studying politics, intensely scanning all avenues of the media, trawling the seedy back alleys of the internet and getting into arguments with religious conservatives, far left hippies, right-wing neo Nazi’s, communists, rationalists and, quite bizarrely, people who believe that the world is secretly run by shape changing reptiles from another dimension. These online antics have taught me a few things about constructing logical arguments, how to find and present evidence for or against a position and that people are incredibly reluctant to give up a notion once held dear when it is proven false. Not only reluctant but occasionally the amount of hoop jumping and mental gymnastics some will go through in order to hold on to a long disproved position can be quite extraordinary.

Hmmm, could it be? ...

10 comment(s):

Reggie said...

Well, whoever it is, they sound insufferably narcissistic.

The Contrarian said...

"insufferably narcissistic".

No, I just have a healthy ego.

Lucia Maria said...

You definitely remind me of someone.

The Contrarian said...

Who do I remind you of? TheContrarian is my first blog but I used to write via an email list.

Lucia Maria said...

Ah. That's a pity. Never mind.

Lucia Maria said...

Sorry, where are my manners!

Welcome to the Blogosphere, Contrarian. :)

The Contrarian said...

While I am not a liberal by any stretch you'll find me pretty at odds with conservatism :-) But thanks anyway, despite different views I always try to remain polite.

Lucia Maria said...

Conservatism is a funny thing - most people misunderstand what it is. I was liberal when I first started blogging, and look where I am now! Writing about stuff, researching, defending positions, commenting on trends - it can change you. In unexpected ways.

Lucia Maria said...

That's classic liberal, not socialist liberal, btw.

The Contrarian said...

I am well along my political path (if you want to call it that). I am classically liberal mainly but my political believes are a bit all over the place as such I don't really have a strict ideology. I am an atheist and can't ever be comfortable with the religious right for example. While I haven't been writing for years I have been studying politics so am pretty "up with the play". But hey, each to their own. You won't find me judging you on your belief only on actions

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