An examination of my traffic on DOTE reveals that the number of visitors has fallen dramatically since December 21st when the holiday break began. Prior to the break, I had set all kinds of traffic records in the weeks leading up to holidays.
That is very disappointing to me, especially in so far as traffic on DOTE did not recover much last week after the holiday break. Here I am, a mere 9 days away from the 3rd anniversary of this website, and I feel like I've got to start from a base level I had 18 months ago in mid-2011.
I will not put up with that. Fuck that. I write to be read and understood. I am aware that my stuff requires effort to read and absorb. I understand that I am generally telling humans things they don't want to hear.
That said, I don't think it is not too much to ask that DOTE not be entirely crushed under the astonishing welter of callous self-serving bullshit—political bullshit, markets bullshit, optimistic economic bullshit, advertising bullshit, mainstream media bullshit, social media bullshit, doomer bullshit, tech gadget bullshit, celebrity bullshit—which passes for human discourse during the Empire's Decline and the Decline of the Natural World in the early 21st century. It is un-fucking-believable, just how limited these humans, especially the Americans, appear to be.
And yes, I am fully aware that I am writing this blog during the Great Deterioration, which does not help DOTE's "popularity" because people generally, especially Americans, are too fucking dumbed down to read something as sophisticated as this blog.
Am I pissed off? You bet I am.
Today's post is yesterday's post The LImits Of Free Will In Human Action. Read it, re-read it, tell others about it, spread the word. Let its meaning and many implications sink in. You might also read or re-read Friday's post Shark Finning — The Carnage Continues, which prompted yesterday's long overdue post.
You can discuss that post here. And here's a video from Steve Cutts to rub yesterday's message in.