It's kind of like the NFL: they set up this totally contrived structure for competition, promote the heck out of it, and people line up to pay big money to align themselves with one team or another -- to the point where it's really costing them in terms of dollars, emotional investment, stress, time wasted, etc.
This is how I view politics. Nobody is so concerned about improving things so much as they are about scoring points and beating the other team.
The way I see it, I just happened to be born here, I pay good money to live here, and I'm a realtively excellent citizen. Why should I have to drink the political Kool-Aid as well?
And yet, I cannot turn away from TV coverage...
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Politics: The Poision Flower
Another letter from Foster City. This one is from a week ago. I really should try and keep up.