I’m feeling a strong need to say something.
I’m deeply troubled by some of the political posts I’ve been reading. These posts are on blogs I subscribe to via RSS, because the normally non-political content interests me. I believe these posts are spreading incorrect information, but I’m also troubled by the level of anger and fear that I sense in them. I’ll likely have more to say about this later, but I need to gather my thoughts and feelings so that I can be constructive about it.
But why do I need to say this here at all? This is TechnoEarthMama, not PoliticoTechnoEarthMama. Can’t I just stay out of politics.
No. I can’t ignore something that DOES affect other aspects of my life. As a mother, I want to know that my children will be OK living in this country in the future. I don’t want more wars. I want them to have food, shelter and clothing. I want them to have an education. As a compassionate person, I want this for other people’s children, too.
As a person who cares about the earth, I want to have a government that supports and enforces sound environmental policies. I want a government that recognizes that we need to get OFF the oil bandwagon, and that more drilling is not the answer.
I could probably come up with some technology-related concerns, too. The only thing coming to mind now is that we do need to be free to use technology and the internet for communication, and for expressing whatever we want to express. I don’t want to see that right abridged.
So politics does matter to TechnoEarthMama. What I need to figure out next is how to express my concerns without alienating others, which is what some of these posts I’ve read are doing to me.