As I have said more than once, the main point of this blog is just simple therapy for me… I just need a creative way to blow off steam, and beating my wife, taking up recreational heroin, or soaking these drunken douchebags down with bear mace and leaving them gasping and writhing in the gutter where they belong don’t seem like great options. Nobody reads this blog except a handful of my regular passengers, a few cool, smart people from out-of-town that I direct to it, and people at HotAir.com that I sometimes direct to a post over here, if it is funny or has some bearing on current events. I don’t do this for money; you will note a distinct absence of banners and Google ads on my site. On a good day, I get 30 or 50 uniques a day… I think my record was 375 or 400 the day after I posted Stop Being Black.
That is, until I posted The Pig Trap.
I wouldn’t say this is “going viral”, but we do have a serious case of the sniffles here, and nobody is more surprised than me. Tens of thousands of people have read this post. I look at my stats, and I can’t believe what I see… no less than ten thousand people read that post Thursday. Hundreds of hits are coming in from Australia, of all places. Dozens of websites have linked to this post, people have copied and pasted the whole fucking thing into their blogs, people are pasting the link into discussion forums, Twitter and Facebook are blowing up and sending hundreds of hits per day, and I can’t believe some of the websites I am getting traffic from…
I am seriously humbled by what I am seeing… thank you all. I don’t do this because I want to be the next Thomas Payne… I do it because I just want to vent a little, and I like writing. And I want to reiterate that I am not an advocate for violence, it’s just that I look at what is going on today, and I don’t see the alternative. I don’t think of myself as a particularly brave man, and I get nauseous if I think about this shit for too long. I don’t want to see what I know is coming. I wish that someone smarter than me would stand up and say, “This is how we fix this!”
But I just don’t see that guy…
Apparently, I have struck a nerve… and I probably just got added to a list.
But as I once heard David Codrea say, “If you have ever filled out a 4473, you are already on a list.”
Thank you again.