Look at history ruthlessly choosing itself, as if the entity known as Time is sculpting earth and we are mere ingredients, no more cognizant of ‘what’s happening’ than flour understands bread. We could realize that history is our first job, first duty, our first purpose. We could invent ourselves, and forcefully. But we barely recognize self determination.
History threw blogs away, for example. The first personal publishing platform, the first opportunity for a solitary voice to participate in large scale distribution. Before I grew disgusted with the effort, this domain brianhayes.com according to the Quantcast Audience Profile reached approximately 6,176 U.S. monthly people in the summer of 2009, generally attracting a 50+ and very slightly male biased, more educated audience.
And that’s that.