It’s been an interesting day for sure.
I threw together a blog post about the need for conservative new media to break out of its echo chamber mindset and start embracing/promoting those who are actively reaching out in ways not always overtly political, which was first tweeted by Ladd Ehlinger Jr. and from there incorporated into a blog post by Ace over at Breitbart. It also led to a pleasant, positive chat about things with Liberty Chick, who yesterday wrote an excellent post about whether social media is breeding monsters, referencing a similar sentiment I expressed about the need to positively influence culture as a means of turning this mess around. Some of the aforementioned monsters were referenced in a post by Stacy McCain, who focused on them while neglecting to mention the need to effect cultural change aspect detailed by Liberty Chick, Ace and myself. C’mon, Stacy, paint the entire picture.
The more we incorporate something other than 100% political talk into our online lives, the better we are. Politics have their place. But how much repetition of the same message by a thousand voices to each other do we need? Far better to offer something that cuts across barriers, be they political, religious or what have you, and creates common ground from which we can converse with one another. To integrate our beliefs into the daily fabric of our lives, refusing to isolate ourselves from others who see things differently, should be our objective. We need to effectively address the culture, engaging people where they are and from there walking together toward where we ought to be.
Yes, a most interesting ordinary extraordinary day. With a touch of strangeness mixed in.