Last week, Sorn commented on a hastily written post I made about Obama, the media, and the NAACP. I thought that comment was great, and highlighted it. The Guardian agreed. This is high praise for Sorn in particular, but for the assembled commentariat here, in particular. I do what I can to create the conditions for thinking out loud. But you guys bring the thinking.

Here is something else: Institutions are essential. But to me, writing, and the tools it depends upon (creativity, intelligence etc.), belongs to the people, not the institutions they create.

The power of blogging is that it takes back writing, it takes back public thinking, it seizes it from the bishops and archons and gives it to the people. It is the bane of credentialism. We just need more people to take up the fight in earnest. Grab your shield. Let's go.