5 Things I Am Not.
Conor appears to think he speaks on behalf of these so-called progressives. I find in general these attempts to conceptualize so broadly to be pointless. Debate is only important insofar as we have individual characteristics. So in response I think it’s worth noting what I am Not.
Every time I see a left-leaning person describe themselves as “progressive” I get the urge to do one of those ironic mocking slow golf-claps. Look, I get it, you’re too cool to self-identify as a liberal or a whig. Fine. But not me. I’m proud of being a liberal (with all that it implies) and a follower of whiggery.
I have a handful of things that set me off in a terrible rage, but perhaps the biggest is to be mistaken for an American. I mean, really…
3) Strictly Speaking: Human
So on occasion I’ve had people ask why I’m online at ungodly hours despite posting at ordinary ones, too. Well the answer is that I’m actually a computer program imprint of the original Nob Akimoto. If you wonder how it happened, then you clearly haven’t been paying enough attention to Japanese pop culture. And yes, the original Mr. Akimoto unfortunately suffered a nervous breakdown and is locked up in an asylum somewhere in the Azabu District.
4) Walter Russell Mead or Victor Davis Hanson
Well, actually, I might be…
So after numerous threats of exposure by a jealous Mr. Isquith, I have decided to come clean. Most of my posts are not original. They are in fact the work of some Japanese bloggers who I have run through google translate a few times then contracted out to various bloggers for some proofing.