Saturday, February 05, 2011

Yep I’m pissed again…..

… and you should, I’m sure, never blog under the influence…

But someone just emailed me to ask if I’m having a go at K-punk in the below post…

And with all due respect and all that, but it’s pitiful, innit, the degree to which some people would like to see a spat occur…

OF COURSE I’m not having a go at Mark bleeding K-Punk.

Here’s who I’m manifestly not having a go at: anyone in that links bar over there, err…anyone they know….

I will also happily support the endeavours of both Laurie Penny AND the SWP if that’s alright…
yeah I have reservations, but thenm fewer reservations than I do about myself….

Plus… and here I’m branching off a tad, but…isn’t some kind of public spat between former ”compatriots” just the most hollow and Oedipal thing to do.. like if I had a serious objection to, say, Owen’s position on something I’d certainly have more dignity and decorum than to act out in some semi- public arena, like a great hysterical flouncy tart trying to make a name for himself by killing Daddy in the all seeing arena of the blogosphere. I’d like, email him and have a meaningful dialogue. Credit me with a modicum not just of decorum, but with a bit of loyalty…

Actually I have to say loyalty seems a fundamentally important category to me… my loyalty isn’t easily won but I know human decency and commitment when I meet it. I love these people you fools! They are the best of England!

I’ll doubtless regret posting this tomorrow, but it will be the right kind of regret.

Onward!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The best of England?"

Was your link list in the Bullingdon club? We have a right to know.

carl said...

the Bully-Ramming Dom club perhaps...

joe said...

why would anyone think you were having a go at k-punk in the last post? he's always been very commited and militant... baffling.

carl said...

it IS baffling, innit. because he's got a twitter account?

i'm sober now you'll be rpleased to hear.

Phil Knight said...

It might have been my comment about punk being a sacred cow that caused the confusion. Though I meant punk punk.

I actually posted that original comment while ferociously pissed, and was subsequently quite pleased at the spelling and coherence, and it not being quite as dementedly vehement as I had feared.

c.f. Dr. Johnson "I only become vehement when I don't know what I'm talking about".

W. Kasper said...

Problem is, now you've denied having a go at k-punk, about 50% of readers will think you actually were.

I thought you just meant the sudden upsurge of 'radical left' types who seemed to spring up us as soon as semi-official channels gave it the green light ("no - protesting isn't just for green-haired vegans! It's all the rage with the groovy people now! We talk to the prettiest, trendiest ones in today's colour supplement").

carl said...

well yeah,, that's excatly what i meant...

the problem with being a bit oblique is that then people project their own frustrated desires on to your observations/make paranoid assumptions about who you're reffering to...

remeber when we had the pornathon last year and there was somone in the comments box DESPERATE for one of the emails i quoted/commentators to be Reynolds...

i guess some people like the idea of mini-blog wars breaking out,,,it's exciting....y'know the kind of people who enjoy stirring up trouble out of boredom/ the need for a sense of power...

gahhh!

let's have some music...