I have a long-standing disdain for the use of memes in political discourse. This is because what memes create isn’t discourse. Rather, they exist as flags which are stuck in the ground–and around them those who rally to the flag get to flip the bird at all detractors. I have no time for such things…
It’s the day after election day in the United States. Some folks are celebrating while others are licking their wounds. Yet the call on the day after the election is often the same.
As I’ve watched the local political races play out across social networks and in town discussions I’ve come up a good reason why I don’t endorse candidates for office, and *especially* for local office. Things get personal.
Winning is NOT a virtue. And if we can’t figure that out I fear for our culture.
Over the past year it’s been difficult to write for this blog. Depression over the state of my culture is a big reason why.
We’ve had three acts of domestic terrorism in the past two week. Thirty-two people were killed simply because they were out living their lives. We keep playing the same shouting match game after events like these. It’s time for something new.