"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (attributed to Edmund Burke... but the attribution is controversial.)Though an agnostic, I find it helps to understand the world if I at least pretend to believe in Good, Evil, and Luck. I'd just as soon confront Evil. 3) Related to both #s 1&2 above: DOING something seems compulsory. What can I DO? Precious little. I've not the $$$ to truly influence events, so I make due with the currency that is readily available: I write. I write this blog. I write letters - to my Congressional delegation, to the President, to CNN, to ABC News (2 such just mailed today!). ... AND... I try to convince other like-minded folks - those at-best-30 or so who read Private Buffoon - to do the same. What can I do? Perhaps not much, but I can at least try.
Monday, December 7, 2015
A wholly solipsistic post, or, "What's the point?"
... or, "Why bother?" Private Buffoon is not a well-read, mainstream political blog. (Really?) On a good day, one of my posts will garner perhaps 30 readers. So, why do I do it? 1) Catharsis. It makes me feel better to vent my frustration with the current state of politics in what I continue to view as MY COUNTRY! Having an outlet to express my reasoned rage is good for my mental health. 2) ... on a more grandiose level: