Daniel Henninger wonders if blogging has become a form of, or substitute for, therapy for the unhinged. What was once repressed, or exposed in the confines of a psychiatrists office, is now on display for all to see on the web.
To the extent that this "empowers" folks who probably shouldnt be empowered, this is not a good thing. To the extent that it hastens the coarsening of our culture and our political discourse, this is not a good thing.
While some of you might argue that Im a prime example of what Henninger thinks is wrong, I would respond that the fact that weve found inexpensive ways around editors, whose own not altogether or always transparent agendas have been exposed, is a good thing. But like all goods, its not unalloyed. Credit Henninger with reminding us of the price we pay and of our responsibilities as we post on-line.