What is so different about left and right wing Jewish bloggers? Domestic policy verse international security with each side talking about one, but not the other.
Why can only the left talk about the need to help the poor in the United States? Why can the only the right talk about international security? It must have something to do with expected norms or something…
But when you look at a blog like Jspot you see that it is an organizational blog dedicated to domestic poverty/labor/environmental issues only. When you look at Little Green Footballs you see it is a group blog that uses the extremist mentality of Islamic terrorists to characterize all Muslims (sorry had to take a swing). But what you don’t see much is Lefty Jews condemning (unequivocally) the radical Islamic groups on campuses in the US. You also don’t see Rightwingers talking about the crushing poverty found in our urban and rural communities.
I don’t understand that…Norms are a weak explanation to why we do what we do. I am a know-nothing blogger with low to no traffic. So if I talk about the war policy and public poverty policy, it makes no splash. Jewschool has just turned into a post for the Omer…I wonder what happens tomorrow. Jewlicious has become a place to bash anyone who doesn’t love Israel the right way…it just seems that the major Jblogs have become single issue rags.
The norms are clear. Rightwinger: strong on evil and willing to fight. Lefty: willing to help those less fortunate in the face of some financial determent. But these norms are stereotypes. Rightwingers have their ways they think they should help the poor and Lefties have their ways of blowing the snot out of the bad guys. I believe these norms are easier to play by than actually thinking outside of the box.
I am bored by the lame exchange of ideas. Give me something to write about.