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Monday, April 4, 2011

Popular outcasts?

     Back when I was in my 20's, way back in...well, never mind when that was, I was a bit of an outcast.  I didn't run with the popular people, and was pretty much a loner.  Now that seems to be a popular thing, especially with blogs.  Take for example "Political Spaghetti."  I like this blog, and have it emailed to me whenever a new one is posted.  This guy uses more profanity in what he writes, than I use every day in person!  (Yes, I swear a lot.)  So, is he an outcast?  Or is he a brilliant man who doesn't follow anyone else and is just bitter to the core?  Either way, I like the blog.

     So what I don't get now is that everyone seems to want to be an outcast now.  They want to be against the government, or dictators, or wars, or pornography.  They want justice, and honesty, and fair play!  (Actually, no one wants fair play, everyone wants the odds stacked in their favor.  We just claim we want fair play.)  These people make me want to be a conformist sometimes.

"Oh yeah, you're against big government?  I want bigger government!"

     Now I'm still an outcast because I want to anger the other outcasts.  Wonderful.  No wonder I don't volunteer my opinion in person that often.  I was never really an outcast by choice (Yes I was), but now online everyone wants to be the bad guy.  It's too easy to say controversial things online when no one can see you.  Use an alias, and you can even harass people!  Well, to a point.  Most police departments now have a "Cypbercrime" unit.  Send a few women a few really dirty emails, and you'll not only be an outcast, you'll be a jailed outcast!  And before you ask, no I haven't emailed anything nasty to any women!  I do have a few friends who have received some stalker crap, though.  One that I know of even had to report a guy to the police.  Sheesh, what is wrong with people?

     So what was I even writing about?  Oh yeah, being an outcast.  A leader is someone who goes his own way, and then people see where he's going and follow him.  Sometimes, even when he doesn't want to be followed.  *chuckle*  (Yes, I laughed at my own witty remark there.)  Am I a leader?  Sometimes.  Am I an outcast?  Sort of.  Am I finished typing this blog?  Yes.


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