Class Warfare Blog

December 20, 2015

Post No. 997 So Long and Thanks for All The Fish

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Ruis @ 8:18 am
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Dear Friends,
I have had a change in vocational obligations and so to make room for those efforts I am giving up this blog. I was waiting to make the 1000th post mark but have decided that that was kind of silly, so I am pulling the plug now.

Since I cherish the relationships I have formed with those of you who comment regularly, I will continue to keep in touch through comments on your blogs. Thanks for all of the feedback, encouragement, and praise along the way. And don’t give up the fight. We built the middle class of our memory before, we can do it again (this time I hope it does not involve a World War).


Parting Shot
I finally figured out what American Exceptionalism means! It was so simple, I just didn’t see it. It goes like this:

The United States is the greatest country in the world! … except for all of the guns and gun violence … except for all of economic bullying around the world … except for all the warmongering and arms selling … except for the racism and homophobia … except for all the religious hatred … except … except …



  1. Oh, your vital voice is sure to pop up somewhere, like the groundhog burrowing another tunnel that opens into a well manicured yard … ever disruptive, ever releasing new oxygen and insight! In the meantime, my thanks.

    Comment by Zach — December 20, 2015 @ 8:31 am | Reply

    • More like bubbles of methane bursting through the surface of the cesspool of my mind! Damn, there’s a song lyric there!

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 8:31 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 20, 2015 @ 8:43 am | Reply

  2. Loved reading your thoughts. You will be missed.

    Comment by Sylvia — December 20, 2015 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  3. Steve, I have always sort of lurked and occasionally responded. Will miss reading your blog and your comments. I am sure you will continue to comment on other blogs.

    Comment by Holding The Line In Florida — December 20, 2015 @ 8:41 am | Reply

  4. Farewell my friend and best wishes in your new endeavor. Hope to hear from you on occasion when and if I post anymore on my own blog

    Comment by lbwoodgate — December 20, 2015 @ 8:47 am | Reply

    • Thanks!

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 20, 2015 @ 8:48 am | Reply

  5. Don’t be silly, you won’t be able to stay away.

    Comment by Ignostic Dave — December 20, 2015 @ 8:47 am | Reply

    • That’s why I am taking down the blog. I am a devote of mark Twain who famously said (not a direct quote, my memory is not that good) that one should always give in to temptation as we don’t know when it will come by again.

      And thanks for seeing right through me! ;o)

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 20, 2015 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  6. Oh, I’m so sorry to see this blog go. I’ve been following it for only a few months, but I’ve much enjoyed it. Many thanks for that enjoyment!

    Comment by realthog — December 20, 2015 @ 8:54 am | Reply

    • Aw, shucks! (Thanks!)

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 8:55 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 20, 2015 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  7. Seriously? Has this something to do with the new International foundation?

    Comment by john zande — December 20, 2015 @ 8:57 am | Reply

    • Yep, that and I want to start a bog for Archery parents. I am writing more books and I want to get back to writing fiction … which takes a lot of time.

      And, I won’t disappear. I will be following you and many of the others in our little atheistic circuit.

      By the by, I am reading a fascinating book called Christ’s Ventriloquists. The author is making a fabulous case for why Paul invented a new religion that was anathema to Jews. His approach is to use legal evidenciary analysis of Paul’s letters, Recommended (although I haven’t finished it).

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 20, 2015 @ 9:04 am | Reply

  8. .

    Comment by john zande — December 20, 2015 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  9. Nooooooo! You can’t leave! We need your sane (and provocative) perspective on the craziness of this world and nation!

    Seriously, you will most definitely be missed. Best of luck and success in your endeavors away from “Class Warfare.”

    P.S. I will look forward to your occasional, but valuable, input on my blog. 🙂

    Comment by Nan — December 20, 2015 @ 11:15 am | Reply

    • Thanks and holiday cheers to you and yours!

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 20, 2015 @ 11:18 am | Reply

  10. NO! You can’t just dump us like a sack of rotten potatoes. We like you too much dammit.

    But, I understand, I guess. Just keep your WP account current, maybe you can sneak in from time to time.

    We will miss ya.

    Comment by shelldigger — December 20, 2015 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  11. Hi Steve;
    I will miss your insights into what it means to be living in the United States of America today. As a Canadian, I have valued your comments.
    Peace be with you,

    Comment by allanbaker — December 20, 2015 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  12. Thank you for all of your posts and I look forward to the occasional comments wherever they appear. It’s been a pleasure reading you. And don;t forget to make sure you alert us to anything you publish.

    Thanks for your work and insights, Steve. Take care.

    Comment by tildeb — December 20, 2015 @ 4:58 pm | Reply

  13. I am sorry to hear that. But I hope you can still leave this blog open in case you find you have something to say and need an outlet.

    Comment by List of X — December 20, 2015 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

    • That’s a goo idea, I have changed my mind from time to time.

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 10:47 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:


      Comment by Steve Ruis — December 21, 2015 @ 10:57 am | Reply

  14. Steve, thank you so much for your great posts through the years. Best of luck in your new ventures. I look forward to running into you in the blog-o-sphere.

    Comment by drakodoc — December 21, 2015 @ 10:13 am | Reply

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