Ecclesiastes tells us there is nothing new under the sun, and while I normally avoid Christian mythology, I see no lies in that line. When I started this blog in November, I had so much to say. Ideas for blog posts were like a team of Athenas attempting to escape from Zeus’ skull all at once; SFPD’s business as usual, City Hall scams, the Gordian knot of corruption also known as the Democratic party, the evils of tech and the Nonprofit Industrial Complex (NPIC), white supremacy in general, you name it.
Trouble is, genuine resistance to these issues always falls victim to the cuckoo; committed, grassroots activists are tossed out of the nest and replaced with obedient automatons who never stray from the script. As a result, these problems and the people responsible continue to thrive and evolve, always assuming a new form or title when the previous one is exposed and of no further use. So it shouldn’t come as a shock that writing about these problems very quickly becomes an exercise in déjà vu. There’s nothing new about the Democrats’ do-as-we-say-not-as-we-do routine, nor is there anything new about the scripted protests that follow, nor tech CEOs’ performances of resistance, nor the rivers of donations those protests and CEOs direct towards ready-and-waiting nonprofits. And please let’s not pretend white supremacy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW is anything new.
So what now? I’ve not recently posted much to this site’s News category because I haven’t seen much new to cover, and I imagine reading the same few stories over and over again is just as boring as writing the same stories over and over again. At the same time, I don’t want to sit here like a knot on a log, doing nothing. So I’ll be toying with new features/formats/subjects over the next few weeks to see what clicks. Please share if any of what I write clicks with you, as word of mouth and social-media sharing are often the only distribution truly independent media ever experiences.