Fanaticism is an emotion of being filled with excessive, uncritical zeal, particularly for an extreme religious or political cause, or with an obsessive enthusiasm for a pastime or hobby. ~ Wikipedia
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics. ~ Denise Caruso (digital commerce columnist, New York Times)
This site grew from the idea that everyone has at least one long-lasting (consumption) or short-term obsession (fanatic attack). As Caruso mentions in the quote above, the “huffs and puffs” may not last, but those rants can be contagious. Religious fanatics, for instance, can be bent on forcing their obsessions down other people’s throats; sometimes, this proselytizing is digested. Political fanatics can be dangerous as well, especially if those politics involve religion. Sometimes the fear that these folks generate is so contagious and long-lasting that nontoxic commercial solvents eventually aremistaken for toxic chemicals.
This site seeks to counteract the worst obsessions and fears with creativity, love, and curiosity. We feel that a field of positive energy needs to be visible or tangible – even shocking – so that others can feel the wonder of what it feels like to be alive and free from repression. To that end, feel free to send your positive fanatic attacks (little epiphanies and fleeting hopes) to us so that we can share your positive energy with the world.
As for us – we’re particularly obsessed with open source advocacy, among other topics.
You can send your ideas (or blog entries) to tips “AT” fanaticattack “DOT” com.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. ~ George Santayana (1863 – 1952)
Despite our desires to be free, we need to pay for server space and sushi. So we cannot forget our aim. This site is supported by ads and with items from Amazon.
We’d like to point out that, since we write on a wide range of diverse subjects, that you might be amused at how Google and Amazon interpret our ramblings on various pages. Additionally, you might not like our Amazon choices, but we would appreciate it if you’d click on any Amazon link within this site to do your shopping. It all comes around to help us stay connected.
Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)
Ah, yes…the evangelist. That word sounds so divine, doesn’t it? If you like this site, please help to spread the word by using the bookmark or RSS feed button in the middle column. If you like a post, use the bookmark button located at the end of that post to spread the word. Or, you can just email your friends to tell them about us. We are not hermits. We love company. In fact we’re a bit enthusiastic about that, so we’ll make some succulent hors d’oeuvre in your honor.