STOP STOP…SAY IT AIN’T SO …POLITICS A NO NO
It’s rain, rain, in the Windy City. And as any self-respecting old dude would do, I’ve found an interesting downtempo music mix, and I’m messing around with back lighting ambiance driven by three different microphones.
Two of these mics are preset dumb, just reacting to bass and drums. The other mic and lights are app-driven and I can tweak brightness and sensitivity, color mix left and right, and LED blend, with damn near where and when effects. Kinda cool, as is, letting this real rain serve as some nature-provided ASMR.
And I’m doing and writing about doing this noise to hue nonsense because I’m gun-shy and all shilly-shally about writing politics and the culture palette in which governance is currently being crayoned out; right here in the U.S.of A.
Most “bloggers” run from politics. And advise their readers that all politics is poison, and any who dare to engage in the process, are at best unpleasant, at worst, indiscriminately judgmental. That any and all opinion, concerning even the most dry as toast political events of the day, is nothing but rigged and rank partisanship, resulting in screaming and scheming subjectivity.
Many “bloggers” with their book reviews and movie reviews, music takes, and TV shows that hit or miss, are granted, or take for granted, the objectivity necessary to turn one’s taste to truth, and personal preference into perceived dispassionate dissent.
Like, I don’t really enjoy Polka, but that accordion player can really tickle those ivories? And that makes it all good. Discussion on.
But politics? Verboten. And worse, many bloggers join in and amplify the all-politics-sucks sentimentality of the majority of their readers. Readers who often forget that, in the main, politics is about governance. A we the people governance, and governance is about policy. Our policy.
And today’s majoritarian anti-politics is about the personal and subjective wound collecting collectives of the perpetually judgmental. The perceived aggrieved. Left and Right, and yes…even the Center.
Which is not to say there are not mucho problems, there are. But if you can’t talk real politics, you’ll never be afforded the opportunity to discuss and debate the governing policies needed to move the country forward. Forward and out of all the ways in which, we are now, all of us, and have been for decades, politically locked down.