On Posts On Roissy’s Disappearance

roissy.wordpress.com has disappeared, but the blog seems to be at heartiste.wordpress.com now.

This change has prompted bloggers in the “man-o-sphere” or whatever to report it like news.

Hawaiian Libertarian

Alpha Game

Half Sigma

Only Half Sigma asks interesting questions about the changeover.

… maybe the original Roissy no longer runs the blog, and the guys currently running the blog got sick and tired of people thinking they were Roissy, so they got rid of the old domain name which was roissy.wordpress.com? Or maybe Roissy just wants the world to think he’s no longer running the blog?

Maybe the real question should be, “Who gives a shit?”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not merely being dismissive of the contributions that Roissy has made. I’m simply observing that there’s a difference between the artist and the art. The only salient question is the impact the writing has on your life. If people care who the current authors are or whether Roissy is continuing other another name, the understandable reason would have to do with the reputation he’s developed and the attendant expectations about his writing being reliable when applied.

Right now, it’s all just speculation about fact; speculation which will bear no fruit. Instead, wait to see if the future writing, assuming there is any, is as good as it was. Why care who writes it?

You need Pollock to explain his art? Too bad, he’s dead. Time to walk on your own.





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