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August 5, 2013

"Why don’t I keep politics out of this blog?"

Because I found it impossible. If I’m going to talk about things about which I care deeply, I will impinge on the political.
Not because as it was common in the seventies “The personal is political” but because the side of the equation that views every facet of human life as likely to be improved by government regulation also tends to consider anything political. Over the years I’ve found that saying something like “I believe that public schools are doing a serious disservice to children” is political – even though it’s very personal and I experienced it. Or “I believe men get the wrong end of the stick in law and society these days” – political. Or “I like the old fashioned incandescent lightbulbs best” – political. Or “Low flush toilets are really multiple flush toilets” – political. Or “Animals are cute and tasty with mustard” – political. Or… The Political Is Personal | According To Hoyt

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I don't write about politics at all at Neatorama. But I'm not as tempted to do so as I once might have been.

I'm increasingly inclined to keep politics out of my life in general. Politics seems to be a pointless, doomed enterprise. Why pour energy into something I cannot control?

Posted by: John Farrier at August 5, 2013 2:40 PM

That's pretty much what I was thinking while driving back to the house today. I try and I try..... but to misquote The Godfather... "Just when you think that you're out, they pull you back in!"

Posted by: vanderleun at August 5, 2013 3:57 PM

In fact, I added that. In.

Posted by: vanderleun at August 5, 2013 4:07 PM

Schadenfreude is fun and all but it kinda loses something when you're forced to pay to be on the train wreck.

Posted by: monkeyfan at August 6, 2013 12:55 PM

Amen Monkeyfan!

In tug-of-war only one thing happens when one side drops the rope. When The Left gets that rope they intend to hang us with it. Pick up the damn rope and pull like the outcome is important. Stop with the fantasy that once things get bad enough some magic something will fix our problems. That's what many Jews thought even as they boarded the cattle cars.

Posted by: Anonymous at August 7, 2013 2:50 AM

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