This blog is amused by the latest polls for the AV referendum, especially as aggregated by political betting. We have been regaled with tales of dogs and cats, along with wonderful explanations of why it is not a good idea to let representative government to fall to the former. Its all very entertaining but it is a fantastic example of exactly why the “yes” vote is destined to lose; because it panders to the idea of a progressive-majority and ignores the fact that their are multiple ‘dog’ candidates too.
This presumption of ‘virtue’ has prevented the “yes” campaign from communicating with, and persuading, those people for whom the principle of proportionality or ‘vote-power’ simply is not a significant priority.
The first article was hosted by this blog on the 13th of March 2010, just over twelve months ago, and there have now been seventy-eight such posts; twenty-six politics, twenty-six military, and twenty-six technology, so what have I learnt during this period?
First, that although I started this blog because I wanted to make a difference in the General Election and the Defence Review, this has been my best month despite the lull in writing during December and January. Second, that I met a lot of thoroughly excellent people over the last year, people who have commented here, or people whom I have met in discussions elsewhere, thank you all. Third, that in conversing with this myriad of ‘others’ I have learnt an enormous amount, if only by dint of your dogged perseverance. Much obliged.
The first article was hosted by this blog on the 13th of March 2010, just over six months ago, and there have now been fifty-seven such posts; nineteen politics, nineteen military, and nineteen technology, so what have I learnt during this period?
First, that it has not been possible to keep up my early pace of publishing, there have actually been slightly less articles in this period despite it being twice the length of time, but it remains thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable regardless, and second, that as far as hits are concerned the trend is upwards, so Jedibeeftrix is continueing to carve a niche for itself.
The first article was hosted by this blog on the 13th of March 2010, just over two months ago, and there have now been thirty such posts; ten politics, ten military, and ten technology, so what have I learnt during this period?
First, that it has been an amazing time-sink, but thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable regardless, and second, that as far as hits are concerned the trend is upwards, so Jedibeeftrix is beginning to carve a niche for itself.
It means that you have found the place where I will publicly ruminate on the path of the future, and given that I am enthused by the topics of; military (jedidjah), politics (beefed) and technology (adjūtrix), you can be sure that they will be the prevailing themes in whatever posts may follow. What is the angle? In short, the fusion of the three themes above and how each is impacted by the others.
I’m a classical-liberal, so unfortunately I don’t have much time for your self assigned group identities, or the heirarchy of oppression that assigns worth to those groups. I’m interested in you as an individual, and your liberty. As an individual. And i’m willing to speak up on behalf of your liberty, not least because doing so defends my own.
I’m also not terribly interested in achieiving the approval of others in conforming my views to the accetpable norm.
The combination… well, you might choose to take offence. I’m okay with that, because I did not give it.