a contemplative approach to politics

The Politics of the Personal

Posted by blindspotpolitics on December 23, 2011

I am starting this blog to comment, very plainly, on contemporary politics. I have been interested in politics since I was very young. I worked my first campaign when I was six, going door to door to hand out literature on the soon-to-be Mayor.

As I have grown up politics has changed, or maybe, since I am older and more mature, I can now view it critically. The partisan ramble in Washington aims to define my generation. “Democrat” or “Republican” “Liberal” or “Conservative” are words that define us, or at least attempt to do so. However, I believe that one must look past these words. One must look at politics critically, not from the viewpoint of the party platform or the candidates, but from the viewpoint of one’s own morals, one’s own view of what politics is, what it should be, and how to get there.

My viewpoint regarding the individualist nature of politics in essence defines my own political views. Really, I just believe in three things: freedom, compassion, and individual responsibility. Of course, it is easier to say these words than to define them. Through my posts and the way in which I comment on politics, I hope that you will begin to understand in what manner I define these words. I’m not a Republican, nor Democrat, nor Libertarian, nor Green Party, nor Socialist. I am a me. And you should be a you.

In this blog I will attempt to critically look at current political events and trends. Although I cannot claim to be wholly objective, my commentary will merely be shaded by my own views, which I have stated above, rather than the views of any outside sources. The point of this blog is to be contemplative, not rash. As such, although perhaps reactionary at times, this blog will also attempt to incorporate multiple viewpoints, and create connections to the wider world (writers, philosophers, comedians, etc.).



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