Monday, December 07, 2015

A Dying Breed

At this point this blog is a barely living dinosaur. It is the last politically reactionary blog written by a US citizen with a UK PhD in Oriental history in the world I believe. There were never very many academic right wing blogs. Academic blogs were for the most part dominated by the left and extreme left with almost all of the more moderate ones dying in recent years leaving only a few radical socialist group blogs still around. My readership was never large. But, it has gotten smaller as the years have gone by. It is now to the point where I can reach more people faster by e-mail or a phone call than I can with this blog. At this point I have completely given up on trying to get any readers other than the six I currently have. Other people on this planet who read English and have access to the internet obviously do not share any of my interests. If I wanted to be rich and famous I should have taken the opposite stand on everything from what I did. But, I am just too stubborn to do that.


Sam Tranum said...

I don't believe that you are persecuted for your political views, although you are always claiming this. There are lots of great blogs that don't get the readership they deserve, simply because the people who would love them don't know about them. I'd imagine your problem is a failure (or lack) of marketing, more than anything else.

derRach said...

Amen, brother! I too could not forgo my conscience and go along to get along. The truth is too vital to be overwritten a la 1984. Whether in the disciplines of science, engineering, mathematics or history, we have to tell it like it is and pay the piper. Cultural Marxists in American Academia are unforgiving to a fault and do not tolerate dissent. Been there, done that.