Opening paragraph briefly (but probably not briefly enough) describing the “intellectual” basis for the posting. Blather. More blather. But I digress. More blather.
Inappropriately placed break that causes confusion. More of the opening paragraph that should have simply been edited out, but now on the other side of the break makes some readers think a different point is being addressed.
First thesis statement consisting of both extremes of the position that would never occur in the real world, but will be quoted later by itself to show what a bastard the Author is in some way. Supporting statement that fleshes out the concept or argument at hand, but possibly uses a term of art or some other snarky comment that, if even addressed, will also be used to show what a bastard the Author is.
Second thesis statement that really should have been positioned first but wasn’t. Supporting statement drawn from Author’s own life experience (but possibly made up to prove a point—who the hell really knows with this guy, anyway?) Segue into question about the larger issues and a diversion into “but what does it all really mean”-type navel gazing. Excessive use of italics.
Concluding statement and questions that most people haven’t read because they’ve already fired off a comment but it doesn’t matter anyway because it doesn’t really conclude the posting. Open Thread.