Why continue to talk about issues that matter when no one cares and the people in power don’t listen?
Over the past month or two we’ve discussed a wide-range of issues.
- How unimportant mining is to your life in Montana.
- The humongous totals we spend on war and debt.
- The reliance on Indians for Democratic votes.
- Ideas on the 2022 races.
- The ‘leverage’ of bygone GOP politicians.
- Reasons for the continuously overflowing Missoula jail.
- The incredible amount of debt that Missoula has.
- Public lands sold off by Democrats this year.
- The Montana Heritage Center and whether it’ll get built.
- The depressing economic situation of senior citizens.
- Analysis of the dismal Democratic performance in the 2016 Montana Primary.
Those are what I consider to be the better of the 51 posts that I put on this Montana Blog in June and July.
I think those are serious issues…but not a whole lot of people care.
Take that post on our massive war spending. Just 101 people read that since I put it up 10 days ago.
No one cares about that.
If I do a profile post on some unknown Democrat that decides things (much like they were decided before we put the 17th Amendment in place), then I get 200 views in 4 days.
If I talk about Democrats and how bad they are at helping common people, I get a bit of traffic.
If I talk about issues like how few of us are working, how poorly seniors are doing, or how hopeless veterans feel, you don’t care…for the most part.
Talk about Bullock’s scandals, however, and you come out of the woodwork.
I’m not happy about that.
More than anything I think I’m the tabloid of Montana.
Look at the homepage – celebrities.
People love coming to this site to learn about celebrities, but they don’t much care about serious issues affecting their lives.
Welcome to America today.
Serious issues? Hell, that's what newspapers are for, maybe the TV news.
Not this site, however – this site is for the mud, the low-down, and the dirty.
I’m kind of getting tired of it.
I mean, what’s the use of writing about ‘important’ issues when no one gives a shit?
And does writing about more scandalous stuff make up for that?
I guess I don’t know how I’m benefiting Montana…and I’m not sure I ever was.
I often like to say, ‘what have you done for Montana?’ to people I disagree with.
Well, what have I done?
Write some blog posts that no one much reads after a year or so (remember any of these?), a few history books that no one cares about?
Gosh, I'd benefit Montana more by getting a job as a meter maid and filling the city’s treasury.
So I’ll be taking a break.
It seems the fashionable thing to do these days – over at RD they’re doing one, Western World just had one, and Cowturd has been taking a bunch.
I'll also be cutting back on Twitter and Facebook too. Honestly, now seems a good time to ignore the news altogether.
In Congress they’ll be taking all of August off…a typically slow time in politics anyway.
I could fill that time on this site by talking about serious issues like why our roads and bridges are falling apart and why our elected officials do not care.
I mean, do you want to read that?
No, and I know that because I know what you read and what you don’t.
I mentioned yesterday on my Book 6 post that I was disappointed just 40 people had read the post in the 3 days it was up.
That’s pretty standard for 'serious' stuff.
I guess what I’m saying is serious stuff is what I feel like writing at the moment, but since you don’t want to read it…what’s the point?
So I’ll be taking a break.