I have gone dark lately and you might wonder why. On the other hand you might not care or – more likely – you have not noticed.
Bless me father for I have sinned. It has been nearly four weeks since my last article. I did write some toasts (more about that in a moment) but did not publish them, so it is a publishing darkness more than a writing darkness.
There are reasons that some will call excuses but so what.
I spent a week in San Francisco watching son number two get married. That’s Willy with the big smile and his father’s haircut. Tracy looks pleased too. Welcome to LibertyPell, Tracy.
Now you understand the toast writing.
The woman on the left with her hand on her head is Mina, the daughter. She hates politics because it is so smarmy, and she always advises me to write about something else – anything else. Bet she did not think I’d write about her.
Unlike his sister, Willy has not always hated politics. In fact he is a persuasive advocate of a capitalist perspective – one of the few in San Francisco. In the past, he has been more philosophical in his approach and a nimble popper of hypocrisy bubbles.
Willy has given up on the subject and that is the big news.
He just can’t stand it anymore and has removed all things political from his reading list.
For the last month or so, I have felt the same way.
Are we the only ones or could it be a trend? Have the Democrats and Republicans finally succeeded in destroying all interest in electing a president? Worse, are the two parties trying to squeeze out everyone intelligent to make their self serving chicanery easier?
Some think the two-party system is part of our Constitutional fabric. It’s not. In fact, the people who figured all of this out in the late 1700s hated political parties. 2016 could be a good reason why.
Here is a foolproof bit of free political advice that will work equally well for both Democrats and Republicans in 2016.
Fire your candidate and replace him or her with virtually anyone. Both are so widely despised that the relief of someone new should be quite sufficient to win the whole thing.
How many more people do we want to say that they have gone dark?