Posted On: Friday - January 1st 2021 3:56PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  Internets
2021 AD will be another year with plenty of stupidity to keep this site rolling in it. We've probably all heard the expressions of disparagement regarding the year 2020, as if it the greatly increased stupidity around us the past year had come from some kind of mathematical cause.
No, it's just been stupid people leading and stupid people following the former in a country with obviously not enough sanity and too much hysteria. It has gotten quite frustrating lately. The calm and sane among us can do our thing with our own families in our own neighborhoods for part of the time, or in on-line conversations on the right web-sites (hint, here ya' go!)
In the short and maybe medium-run, we'd be happier staying off these parts of the internet. The reason we stay on is often to reassure ourselves that we are the sane ones, but also because we think we may make a small difference by spreading some sanity around. I hope that is the case. We'd be pretty sad in the long run knowing there was more we could have done.
I'd written in comments here just yesterday that we don't do this New Year's resolutions in our household. That changed about 6 hours later! We'll see how this goes, but of mine I was bullied into was to spend no more than 3 hours on this blog and unz.com combined per day. The former alone would be doable. The latter thing, reading and commenting on unz, has been a growing time-suck for me for 4 years now*. The initial idea was to link to here and gets some traffic. That has worked, and I can see that a majority of commenters here are from the unz site**.
This is gonna be hard. I enjoy the commenting there, but also I have an obsession with finishing the reading of comment threads. With Steve Sailer's posts going from more like 50 or so comments in '16 (just my recollection of the approx. amount) to more like 100 each average, it takes time, man! I'll have to see how this one goes, but my wife (just one of them) has a good point. I could be doing more productive things, no doubt.
I hope to enjoy this island of sanity, along with plenty of others on the internet, with you all for a good 2021. Will it get saner than '20? (Yeah, we're gonna need a
NOTE: This mention of this advice that I was given regarding my time, should NOT IN ANY WAY be taken as advice to Peak Stupidity readers to lay off. Far from it! [PS Legal Department, working from
* It was right at 4 years back, ~ a month after the start of this blog, when I realized you didn't have to give away your life story to comment there, and I got to reading/commenting (initially just Steve Sailer, but I've branched out...)
** I can see stuff in the log files too for visitors here. I have written before, probably in an unz comment, that those Fred Reed columns really must get read a lot. If I get a comment in there with a link, it'll get quite a few hits. That's pretty much the only reason I read that exasperating guy anymore.