NIGP Readers Rep: Our Courageous Decision
Dressing up as a prairie dog and digging holes in Kevin Ecker’s lawn. Getting between Dementee and a heaping plate of sautéed moonbat. Riding in a snowmobile driven by a Hugh Hewitt or a car driven by Ted Kennedy. Hunting with Dick Cheney. All of these are actions that could have been performed by contributors to this blog; none of them were performed by contributors to this blog.
This leads to the question of the week in the blogosphere: Should we post certain offensive cartoons of a certain prophet that is leading certain people to riot? We at Nihilist in Golf Pants address issues such as this by asking ourselves this question: WWMDD? (What Would Mark Dayton Do?) The answer is clear: we will not post cartoons or anything else that might make people want to kill us.
We realize that this is not a fashionable position to take these days. We will no doubt be ridiculed by those in the blogosphere who enjoy doing the equivalent of falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater and causing a panic. We have the courage to stand up to the jeers and taunts of those who have no sensitivity to those who have different views on what warrants a killing than we do.
Many readers have pointed out that we have no scruples about attacking Garrison Keillor, Laura Billings, Jimmy Carter and the French. The fact of the matter is that none of those are going to try to saw our heads off (especially the last two). It is not that we are concerned with our own safety so much as that we are concerned for our readers. We cannot continue to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted if our heads are not firmly connected to our bodies.I am proud to be the reader’s rep of a blog that has the moral courage to do what it takes to be there for its readers.