Posted by: vernacularsnoop | June 25, 2008

Writing about politics

The purpose of this journal is to share my thoughts and ideas about politics. Although political writing on the internet is nothing new, I hope that I can give voice to some original thoughts, and do it in an original way. Positivity and reason often give way to anger and prejudice in political discourse on the internet. I realize that I can’t stop others from name-calling, but I think of it this way: if progressive writers focus on trying to change people’s minds while everyone else is flinging mud, then our ideas for a better world will gradually win out.

For a reflection on writing about politics from one who knows his topic far better, read George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language“. Peace!

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