Monday, October 09, 2006

Our Lady of Perpetual Taxes

There is a story in Wired about the leading, neo-Democrat Markos Moulitas Zuniga. Kos, his internet moniker, is not going the next traditional step, from activist to politician. Instead he is going to start a sports blog concern:
An activist who has succeeded in mobilizing so many passionate users might next head for a career inside the political machine. Run for office. Start a PAC. Become a consultant. But no. At what's arguably the top of his game, Moulitsas says he's "going offline" next year, taking his obvious knack for building online communities and applying it to that other great American pastime: sports.

It was really the next sentance that caught my interest:
And once he gets his network of sports blogs ramped up, he'll turn to building communities in the real world, a chain of giant meeting places "replicating megachurches for the left" – complete with caf├ęs and child care. Moulitsas has shown he can harness people's enthusiasm, but he says he doesn't want a leadership role in these "democracy centers." (bolding mine)

I am going to make a prediction. The first few of these churches of progressive politics are going to heralded with much fanfare, they will last through one or two political cycles and they will die in bankruptcy court. Churches are a difficult enough proposition for those who begin one with a codified belief system. It seems Kos is giving credence to the view proposed by Ann Coulter's last book: Godless: The Church of Liberalism.

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