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27 October 2006
The Exile-Blog's first birthday.
This blog is now a year old; something that amazes even me. I wondered when I starteed the thing if I would get to Christmas, and here we are a full 12 months later, still tapping away.

This posting is number 420, which means that I have pretty much written a full-length book over the past year. Looking over them, some are things that I am proud to have written, others I wish that I had been sober that night!

My first ever posting read:
I have been thinking about starting a blog for months, but indolence always prevented it from happening. It is said that hard work never hurt anyone, but I prefer not to take any chances. Two things happened to change my mind:

1. No matter what the cakewalkers may say, the war against Iraq is going badly for them. Their stooges in the UK are trying to put a brave face on things, but victory for Iraq cannot be long delayed. Former Polytechnic Revolutionists who have now seen the light may find it hard to believe, but the war's end will lead to major political upheaval in the UK. Their day is done, along with that of Blair and the whole odious creed known as New Labour. I want to add my tu'pence to that debate.

2. Living in Latin-America has given me a different outlook on life from the one that I had in the UK. Socialism and nationalism go hand in hand over here and this is a theme that I would like to address on this blog. Put simply, the people who opposed the war tended to be from the traditional (economically based) left and the old right. Maybe we have more in common than just a war?

So these are the motives for the blog, but I will comment on other things as the mood takes me. It's my toy after all...
As I wrote then, it's my toy, but I'm pleased to note that I have given some serious grief to the hand shandyists for war - you know who you are, lads, and don't need a link.

The second factor that led to this blog has never been properly addressed. Why not? Probably because I had more fun taunting the cakewalkers than anything else. On that matter I note that, also on the blog's first day, the score in Iraq reached 2,000 dead Americans. Today it is over 2,800, and the number of cakewalkers grows fewer with every passing day. As I wrote then: "Enjoy what's left of the war, lads, 'cos the peace for you is going to be lousy".

Nothing has happened over the past year that would make me want to change that sentence one jot.

Congratulations. May you continue to blog here -- until the Thought Police shut down all the blogsites. For our safety, of course.

You will soon have new material to blog about too, if those carrier strike forces heading into the Persian Gulf mean anything...

28 October 2006 at 01:19  

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