When I’ve got a lot on my mind and I can’t make the topic work for a song, social media is the outlet I often turn to. I know that I’m nothing more than a goldfish yelling into the surrounding ocean, but it’s cathartic and necessary for my sanity. This current political climate has created a permanent fog of anger and desperation among those of us that care about the direction of the country. Channeling that anger and desperation into something positive is what we should strive for, but the expression of frustration and establishing political positions is useful as well.
I’ve spent a lot of time discussing political issues with friends, family, coworkers, and social media… acquaintances. Sometimes it’s productive, most times it isn’t. My thoughts are often scattered across conversations and threads, without a ton of coherence or reflection. I’ve decided to start consolidating those thoughts. I want to put more effort and research into them. My plan is to use this platform to post my thoughts on political, environmental, and social issues and ideas.
I don’t intend on becoming America’s next annoying political pundit. I don’t intend to throw out controversial takes just for the sake of starting arguments. I only intend to gather my thoughts in a more cohesive and organized manner, and hopefully learn a few things along the way. I’m not going to hold back and I’m not going to be afraid of taking sides. I hope fans won’t be alienated, but some will be, and that’s OK. The only way to please everybody is to say nothing, and that’s obviously not something I’m interested in doing.
So, without further ado, let’s get political.