I’ve always found it entertaining when some big foot chattering skull borrows from a crime thinker on the fringe, always without attribution, and pretends he is edgy and bold. Steve Sailer is the most abused fringe guy out there because all the big shots read him and act like they never heard of him. There are plenty of others, but I spot his work in the mouths of others most often.
When you blog like I do, you never really know who is reading you because this is not a blog that will generate a lot of comments. It’s more of an essay site than a blog. I’m not fond of posting graphics or graphical representations of data so I don’t make for popular links. But, I am casting a shadow and you see it here in this Red State post. Clearly, the writer was inspired by me.
I’ve noticed my work popping up in comments sections more and more so I guess it is just the nature of things. Blog like this long enough and you get a steady readership, many of whom will post on other sites. Some will be paid to produce content. I’ve noticed a few times where professionally produce content reads a lot like my postings, but you never know if it is accident or deliberate so I don’t think much about it.
Important people noticing you is rarely a good thing. The Chinese curse, “May the government become aware of you” is the most vicious thing one can say to a person. Most fringe writers end up on the proscribed list the Cult keeps at the Southern Poverty Law Center so I should probably lay low. The last thing I need right now is to be called for Morris Dees to explain myself.
Still, it is flattering to see my shadow grow.