Don’t Abandon the Left

It is increasingly concerning to me how many people are joining the “I used to be left-wing” group. Of course, 99% of the time, the reasoning is that the left has been hijacked by its worst members. I understand the frustration – trust me, I fully feel this frustration – but abandoning your principles for … Continue reading Don’t Abandon the Left

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Politics | The Difference Between Liberals and Progressives

With the US midterms around the corner, I can't help but worry about which side - the left or the right - will come out on top. I've never liked the right, and for several years now, I've been annoyed with how detached from reality the left has become. I've been saying this for a … Continue reading Politics | The Difference Between Liberals and Progressives

Why Is Politics So Divisive?

Ever wonder why people get so emotionally worked up when discussing politics? My answer to this question is ultimately why years ago I chose to be a liberal. It comes down to human nature and the fact humans are tribal by nature. Tribalism isn't limited to where our 'group' lives, or appears, or behaves. It … Continue reading Why Is Politics So Divisive?

Politics | Is Either Side Evil?

First political post in a long time. Let's see how my audience responds... I was raised by conservative families. My mother, my first foster home, my second foster home, and my adoptive home…, all conservative. Yet, I became a liberal starting when I was about 19 years old. As my readers will know full-well when … Continue reading Politics | Is Either Side Evil?