Questioning the commentator in me

[Rediscovering notes from 3-5-09]

As a commentator, it’s difficult to know where to begin some days, commenting on what’s going on around me.

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I can always fall back on weird and wonderful things I see, or experiences I’m having and what they mean to me.

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I really don’t want this to be a personal journal. For one thing, who cares? I mean, those who care are already in my life and know all this stuff. Besides, I don’t want to blab all over the Internet about most of what’s happening with me because it’s personal.

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What the world looks like from my point of view. Totally personal and independent, never having been a card-carrying member of any movement, party, or union. Largely disdainful of all organizations (it seems like they too often become self-perpetuating monstrosities run by power-mad dictators), yet aware that we are all interdependent, I seek to find what my principles are.

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I have a conversation partner and fellow intellectual, but I can see how being in a milieu of pundits and politicians would sharpen one’s wit even more. Or would it make you pull your punches, since you’d lose lunches?

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TOPICS TO EXPLORE

Palestine, the aftermath of WWII and colonialism

Misunderstanding the Economy

Political animal behavior