Tuesday, December 16, 2003

not politics because

I have deliberately tried to keep the blog from being about politics, because ...

There are a plentiful number of political blogs around.

Politics is truly one of those areas of conversation that is or can be immediately divisive.

I have a visceral dislike of hardcore ideology wherein everything is explained based on a coherent set of beliefs (in the temporal realm this can be foolish and it can be overwhelmingly, blindy evil).

I have a sneaking suspicion that some folk believe the way do out of temperament, experience, class, family history, regional culture (and therefore, the argument is not about the quality of the person or their ideas, but a range of issues that put together can make conversation impossible particularly on the internet where civility can be more easily ignored).

I am uncomfortable with discussions where we always agree all the time or where we can never agree ever (politics pushes folks into one setting or the other).

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