Sunday, February 04, 2007

Carnival Time

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThe sadder among you (and I count myself amongst your number, brothers and sisters) will be aware of the phenomenon of "carnivals" among certain political bloggers. They're basically back-slapping fests where someone posts links to blogs that they think people who are like-minded, would enjoy reading. The first of these, unless anyone knows better than I, was the Carnival of Capitalism, of which you can see an example here. In the main, participants would be libertarian right wingers, Guido types, albeit generally lacking his sense of humour. All affable enough, albeit not very interesting; I prefer to get my libertarian anti-PC fix from South Park.

Then, there was the Carnival of Socialism, which was a similar thing, this time coming from the left. If I'm perfectly honest, I didn't pay it the attention that perhaps I should have, until Stroppy did a rather good one on liberation politics recently. This was all the more remarkable because her efforts left a carnival on that subject which, amazingly for the UK left, managed not to just be 20 posts repeating the usual mantras about Palestine and Iraq.

But now a spectre is haunting the world of internet carnivals. Yes, prepare yourselves one and all, for... the Carnival of Denham!

(PS - note to Carnival of Socialism people - I'll do the next one if you like!)


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