In response to Kim du Toit's announcement that he's done, N.O. Pundit (he's on the Blogroll) sums up the current situation:
I am going to yell now: IT IS NOT THAT WE ARE ENTERING THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE UNITED STATES AS WE KNOW IT; RATHER, IT IS THAT WE ARE ENTERING THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE NANNY/VICTIM/SOCIALIST/
All because of the New Media.
We are regaining consciousness after 70-odd years of New Deal/Great Society/Identity Politics/Victimhood/Legacy Media crap.
You know, when you decide to get into shape, you actually feel a lot better than you will in a few days.
Because after you start working out, you hurt like a #$%^&*(.
EVERYTHING hurts. It hurts to blink. It hurts to even THINK about moving.
Many quit at that time. Because they can't stand the pain. That's a mistake. You have to hang in there, and work past the pain.
In the end, you look better. You feel better. Your body actually, after reaching a point where it is absolutely non-functional, begins to re-build. It starts to work, better than ever.
But first, you have pain. Many people wimp out when the pain hits a peak. They never persevere long enough to experience the positive side of getting into shape.
Our body politic is like that. We're eventually going to feel better, function better, BE better. But it's going to hurt like a @#$%^&*(-er before the process gets to that point.
I'm with N.O. Pundit. Kim, we've all loved your work. You inspired many to pick up the keyboard and rip, including myself. I can understand that, having carried the load for such a long time, you feel totally drained.
Take a short break. Have fun off-line. Enjoy the real world for a while.
We'll be waiting for you to return. Which I think you will. Because power is addictive. And that's what bloggers have become.