It’s time for me to move on

Eric, Marie, and I share absolutely no communality of purpose for doing this blog together, and I have decided that is more than high time to take myself elsewhere. I will not go into a long list of reasons why I think this necessary, but will only mention that there is far more than just one single reason for why I am making this decision now.

When I first started writing for Not My Tribe, I wanted to make Not My Tribe into a readable and interesting Left political blog. I have spent a lot of time writing here and the blog is not moving at all in that direction. Further, I don’t think that there is anything I can do to make this a successful and read political blog any time in the future.

Eric seems to think that I am the problem, so let us part ways at this point. In that way, I will not be interfering with his goals as he sees them. Best wishes to all.

6 thoughts on “It’s time for me to move on

  1. AvatarMarie Walden

    Tony…don’t let Eric drive you away. Nor me with my libertarian-leaning posts. There is room for a variety of opinions. Indeed, that is our strength. Please don’t leave us….you write coherent and insightful posts. I’m sure you represent many. Eric and I represent a fringe element…if we represent anyone at all..

  2. AvatarThe 13th

    Tony,

    Here’s something that I excerpted from Yahoo’s travel description for Colorado Springs, and have been saving for a rainy day….

    “Despite sprawling for ten miles alongside I-25, modern Colorado Springs, a bastion of conservatism compared to liberal Denver, still retains much of Palmer’s vision, thanks to a high military presence, fundamentalist religious organizations, the exclusive Colorado College and a well-to-do Anglo-American community.”

    It’s not my place to ask you to “stay”, but I hope this at least motivates you to keep writing.

    F*ck the commonality, Tony… you still have many regards, mine included.

  3. AvatarLane

    Marie,
    Maybe if so many of Tony’s comments hadn’t been censored by the site administrator (Eric), he wouldn’t have finally come to the conclusion that there really isn’t room for a variety of opinions – at least not HIS particular variety.

    By the way, Tony’s were the only articles worth reading IMO so you will not likely find me reading or commenting on this blog either. I have also experienced censorship on this blog and find that to be a very fearful and manipulative way to run anything that would claim to be a service to the community. I postulate that this blog never was about serving the community, but serving someone’s political agenda.

  4. AvatarTony Logan Post author

    Thank you, Marie and 13th for your kind words. And thank you, Eric too, for not removing me (as requested by myself) from the contributer list to this blog. Still, I feel that it is best for all of us involved for me to simply ‘move on’ at this time.

    I have set up a blog site called Alineated American which can be accessed at alienatedamerican.wordpress.com Now the trick is to just get some readers.

    I’ll work on that eventually and will have some success hopefully? If not?…. well the internet blog is not the end-all-be-all for political life, I rather think. It is usually kind of an educational toy rather than a major organizational advance of any kind. Creating that organizational advance is even trickier than creating blog readership. Hard to pull off.

  5. AvatarMarie Walden

    Cool blog, Tony. Maybe our editor could provide a link to it. For now, I’ll put it on my toolbar.

  6. Avatarjonah

    I get a bunch of Spambots trying to post to my blog.

    eh, bedo.

    That and one pissed off right-wing freak from San Antonio, or more likely, Kelly Field. I really should get off my duff and put a bunch of RSS feeds on at the very least.

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