I was thinking about politics. Small-p politics.
The Wikipedia describes politics (from Ancient Greek: πολιτικά, translit. Politiká, meaning “affairs of the cities”) as “a set of activities associated with the governance of a country, or an area.
“It involves making decisions that apply to members of a group. It refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a state.”
This is important stuff. I suppose it’s inevitable that human endeavors, especially those involving the exercise of power, have been defined in less than glowing terms. And this coming from an old political science major.
Still, I try to encourage every citizen who can to try to keep up with the political issues where you live. Contact your representatives. Express your opinion. Vote.
And some of those items also apply to ABC Wednesday. Contact your fellow contributors. Express your opinions about their posts. I hope they elect to do likewise.