Thursday, July 06, 2006

Only Genghis Could Go to China

I was curious about Townhall.com's call for bloggers to make the switch from blogger.com.

The main reason I hestitated, is that my blog really isn't that good. It's not as good as it was two years ago, probably. There are several reasons for that, which form the subjects of most of my blog posts these days.

Then, perusing Hugh's site, I read this:
The point of Townhall.com is to help the center-right organize, persuade and grow.
Well that ain't me.

Those of you who've read my blog awhile, or note my comments on more prolific blogs, know that I am strictly conservative. I don't really understand where the center-right takes a fork in the road from The Way, but the gap's there and diligently maintained by center-right engineers on a daily basis.

I am somewhere to the Right of Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan, you may recall, believed in universal male conscription, and assessing taxes as a whole fraction of national production, and mass importation of foriegn specialist labor for government infrastructure projects. And sure, he crushed emerging threats, but he also used largesse as a key tool of foriegn relations. The man was a damn Nixonian. And don't even get me started on his successors, who went overboard with detente and international coalitions, and regional power-sharing schemes. Diabolical!

In the days when the Golden Horde trod the steppe in Byzantine cloth-of-gold and Baltic amber, there may have been a solitary horseman in simple iron and leathers, trotting behind the center-right column, sadly muttering into his forked beard. That would have been me, except an exact doppelganger would be sleeping all day to work all night.

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