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Let’s Talk Politics

It seems to be political season, which is always kind of depressing.

I have been trying to collect thoughts on Brexit, and hoping for a calmed-down environment in which to post it.

The American political circus is in full swing as well, and the ante really seems to have been upped in terms of a lack of candidates to vote for, and the abundance of the quality in the candidates that make people want to vote against them.

I have been kind of hesitant to discuss politics here, because most of my political views disagree with those of many of my friends. And I can understand where they are, I used to share many of the same opinions and unquestioned assumptions.

Many years, and several experiences, have aided my paradigm shifts. I can try and condense some of that down, but a blog post on its own is unlikely to change anyone’s mind.

If it’s unlikely to change anyone’s mind, what’s the point of writing? Perhaps the release will be nice. Perhaps people might understand, even if they don’t agree. Perhaps it’ll plant seeds that’ll bear fruit later. Perhaps, if I want a break in all the nonsense I see on my Facebook feed, I need to provide the alternative content. Be the change that you want to see, and all that.

So, let’s give this a go, a series on politics.