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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I'm in it for the Children

Hello there. My name is Aaron and I write the blog.

I'm delighted to accept Tim's invitation to Guido 2.0 for several reasons. But first I'd like to say from the outset that I have no personal gripe with Paul "Guido Fawkes" Staines or Precious Iain Dale, and as far as I know they're both thoroughly decent chaps, although I doubt it very much.

My main reason for contributing to Guido 2.0 is to help shed light on the very serious myopia active within the rightwing blogosphere. What do I mean? Well, firstly, I'm rather befuddled as to how someone like Paul Staines becomes a hero to so many bedroom-bound Tories?

Yes, yes, I know; there are few things that get the Tory juices going like a greying middle-aged banker with a paunch. But seriously, this whole fucking obsession with a guy and his laptop is really odd and just a bit weird.

Secondly, I'd like to bust the myth that somehow over the past couple of years it's become OK to become a Tory.

It's not OK. It probably never will be. Children, please; being a Tory just isn't cool. The dangerous game the Tories are playing scares the hell out of me.

Just think. All these impressionable facebookers and myspacers coming across Paul’s radical looking site or Slipery Dave’s spunky WebCameron video blog; they’re inclined to think that these are just more cool networking opportunities. No Children! Playing with Conservatism is very dangerous. First you’re chatting about what Dave C plays on his iPod, the next minute you’re wearing a 'hang Nelson Mandela' t-shirt and stealing your little brother's milk. This is how it starts people.

So in essence, I see my contribution here as an opportunity to help out the little people: the poor impressionable children. God Bless them.

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an observer. said...

a phrase such as cult of the personality comes to mind here, aaron. re the devoted following....

11:26 AM, April 04, 2007  
sanddef said...

One of the more harrowing aspects of reaching a certain age (I don't mean "getting old" NOOOO!!!) and finding there's a whole generation of new voters who don't remember Thatcherism, The Cocteau Twins, The Cold War and, heaven help us, The Pixies. THEY HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN MR.BENN! "Labour is naff therefore the Tories are cool" they think. "Look" they say, "Mr Nice has a webcam,an i-pod, and lot's of hip blogging friends", and by "Mr Nice" they are not, unfortunately, refering to Howard Marx. Thank god for Devolution, a system where no one party can go it alone unchecked.

11:39 AM, April 05, 2007  
Biodun said...

But seriously, this whole fucking obsession with a guy and his laptop is really odd and just a bit weird.

So why have you created a website with the express purpose of discussing him?

8:13 PM, April 06, 2007  
Tim said...

He didn't. I did.


9:23 PM, April 06, 2007  

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