The Coolest Blog You Might Not Be Reading
The Matt Walsh Blog is epic. I know that word is over used but it’s nearly obligatory in this case. His Twitter bio reads, “Blogger, writer, father of twins, bourbon enthusiast, Olympic figure skater, noted alpaca grooming expert,” and, at the top of his blog he offers, “Absolute Truths (and alpaca grooming tips).” While I can’t comment of his Alpaca prowess or the Olympic event I must have missed, I can fawn on endlessly about his “absolute truths.”
Walsh has some articles on Huffington Post, in their “see, we’re cool with the conservatives” blog section. The latest entry on his own site is called, “Here’s the post where I’m accused of defending Donald Sterling” and it will blow your mind. Everything you wish you’d thought to say about this moron Sterling and the hypocrisy that accompanies the story…there it is.
“We permit and even celebrate most forms of evil and debauchery in our society, so our Moral Outrage energy is stored, ready to be unleashed anytime an old white guy utters something untoward about minorities,” writes Matt. “Having removed sins like baby-killing, pornography, sex-trafficking, and infidelity from the ‘Things to Get Upset About’ column, this seems to be among the only universally-recognized evils remaining.”
He goes on to repeat the president’s “progressive racial narrative” about the case. “The United States continues to wrestle with a legacy of race and slavery and segregation that’s still there — the vestiges of discrimination.”
What does Walsh think of Obama’s words? “Yes, he really did paint the LA Clipper owner’s ridiculous, private comments to his girlfriend as some kind of symptom of a larger national issue. Donald Sterling’s stupid opinions about minorities couldn’t just be Donald Sterling’s stupid opinions about minorities – it has to be an indication that the legacy of slavery still thrives nationwide. It exists in Donald Sterling’s heart, so therefore it exists in America as a whole; lingering in the air we breathe, infecting our souls, and turning us into Republicans.” Nailed it.
On the day Walsh spoke at the 2014 MIDWEST Homeschool Convention, he publicly responded to a letter he received from someone opposed to homeschooling. The letter writer deemed parents responsible for the failure of kids in public schools. Of course, he threw in that old favorite, lack of socialization, as an issue for homeschoolers. Walsh tackled it with his usual humor (did I mention his masterful use of humor?) mixed with a ton of LOGIC. Take a peek:
“You say that homeschooled kids aren’t properly socialized. I give you this: with the exception of about 14 thousand other times, this is the first time I’ve ever heard this argument,” writes Walsh. “It’s an argument that seems to march on, even after its been disproven, discredited, deconstructed, and decapitated. I just promised to stop tossing around studies, so I won’t link to an article (here) that cites at least two different studies proving your assertion to be a myth.”
The entire response is one for the history books. It wraps up and slams the entire argument against homeschooling in just over 2,000 words. Again, masterful. I’m having my kids read his blogs for an assignment: “How to Prove Your Point.” I still can’t quite grasp the fact that this guy is 27-years-old. Even though I’m an old lady with my own 27-year-old, I’d love to teach my little ones how to be so darn reasonable.
I’m not alone in my love of his blog. His entries from 2012 often have only a few comments, the homeschool article has over 1,500. Make Matt Walsh’s blog a favorite, if nothing else it will give you some awesome arguing skills!