I've just been looking over some of the posts I've done recently, and it occurs to me that progressive folks looking at this blog might not see much recently from a progressive standpoint. My little rant about consumer activism and my pro-Israel stance have kind of muddied the political waters a bit I think. Well, I don't apologize for being pro-Israel, though I do try to take as balanced a view as possible. I am a progressive Zionist.
All this to say that my political views are constantly evolving. In the last ten years, I've gone from being completely apolitical, to being a quasi-socialist, to being a real socialist, to being a hardcore socialist, to being a communist, to being a Democrat, and, ok basically I've wavered between far left and center-left. Right now I'm somewhere between Trotsky and Howard Dean.
So don't fret, fellow progressives, I'm with you. I've been reading DailyKos and Atrios quite a bit lately trying to get a better grip on the blogosphere and how I can fit into it and make a worthy contribution. But it's a bit discouraging when I think about the fact that there are now millions of blogs out there, and it's going to take an enormous amount of work just to get noticed. I'm further discouraged by the fact that when I send the bigger blogs e-mails asking for advice, I don't get any answers. I know I need to get my own domain name, and as soon as I can afford that, I will.