While there’s a certain amount of schadenfreude welling up in what passes for my soul at yet another post by yet another progressive blogger complaining that the top-down, Inner Party/Outer Party support model that dominates the Left-blogosphere absolutely sucks for anybody who isn’t part of the elect – yes. You are all surprised – there is one thing that actually does offend me about it. Which is the implicit sneering being done at Right-blogosphere readers. Particularly the whining being done here.
Now, I freely admit that I am in a genuinely blessed situation, as my major blogging at RedState is done under Eagle Publishing’s aegis, which means that the mechanics of keeping the site running are not my concern (and my relationship with Eagle Publishing is – he said, smiling – not your concern). But I still have good readers; ones that are apparently happy to throw money in my tip jar, buy me iPads and Wiis and electronic crack, and reroute their Amazon.com buying habits through my site in order to show their support. And they do it despite the fact that they know that I will spend it on gimcracks (because, thank God, I don’t need it for groceries); because it has value for them, and they feel that they are supposed to pay for things that they find valuable.
There is a difference between being mildly sadistic, and being down-and-out nasty; so I will not finish the thought that I was originally going to put down, here. I’ll instead put up a PayPal button, because living well is the best revenge.