Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Well, like I said, through blogs I've met people I now pick up the phone and talk to.

Bear in mind that when the whole blog phenomenon began, America was in this strange post 9-11 state where people who disagreed with the our government were villified and the media really suppressed our viewpoints.  So blogs provided a place where people could discuss issues anonymously and find people who felt the same way.  And get together in big enough numbers to start a movement.  I don't think places like kos, Blog for America, even Booman and ET were set up for people to find friends or share personal info.  They were always about politics.

I don't know what it's like where you are, but in America, discussing politics, even with friends and family, can be very difficult.  Sometimes you just don't want to put that kind of stress on a valued relationship.  Plus, since we can't rely on the media to tell us what's really going on, we have to find out ourselves.  And blogs are a great way to disseminate that kind of information.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Sun Apr 9th, 2006 at 11:49:02 AM EST
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