Clover’s back – alas.
His checked cleared, I guess.
The government pays well. Unfortunately (for me) battling Clovers not so much.
As most of you know, I’ve been trying – like many other Libertarian (voluntaryist) writers – to make a living outside the MSM, which is a damned difficult thing to pull off. If one plays – shills – for Team Red (the Republicans), there are fat corporate checks and book deals and speaking fees (viz, Anne Coulter, Michelle Malkin). If one plays – shills – for Team Blue, the same thing.
But the ones like me – who don’t shill for anything (except your right to be left in peace) have a helluva time just paying the rent (and forget the big book deals and syndication contracts).
I’m sharing this inside baseball with you as one who has played inside baseball. I was once a syndicated MSM columnist (Creators Syndicate) whose columns appeared in newspapers all over the country. It paid well. But it was puppet work and I felt uneasy about it, the more the NAP and Libertarian moral principles permeated my mind. I left, hoping to do the right thing or at least try to be honest about my efforts in that direction. To not bullshit you. To not shill for anyone or any idea except ideas I truly believed to be the right ideas. Non-aggression. Peaceful, voluntary cooperation. Free association.
Live – and let live.
There are not many of us doing such work. Probably because it is extremely difficult (for most of us) to survive, financially, doing such work. None of us – whom I know personally – are looking to become rich. If we were, we’d do the Glenn Beck – or the Ed Schultz. For many of us, this is something we could have done.
But chose not to do.
But it’s a choice we may be forced to abandon, if it becomes impossible to pay the bills and keep our heads (and those of our family members, who rely on us) above the waterline.
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