24-P by R o g e r

ain't politics grandI 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.

 

5 thoughts on “24-P by R o g e r

  1. Apologizing in advance Roger, when I finally became interested in politics, I discovered and could not stand all the bickering, the calling names, and the suppressing of certain info. and hyping up of other info. I am a truth and justice person – and this goes oh so slowly. Am thankful for the whistle blowers like Snowden and Assange. They should get a medal, even though the way they came to the truth was not the best one.Should stop here before it becomes a book:)

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  2. Agree with your points.
    Presently, the general elections are on in my country. I proudly voted y’day & made my say.
    Everyone should vote. We are responsible for the ‘politics’. If it has come to denote a bad word, then we are to be blamed…

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  3. I don’t vote…. stopped it many years ago after something terrible happened and we discovered that justice and truth have no value here… I don;t want to say anything further about it, don;t want to get upset again, they are not worth it to loose sleep over

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  4. well said, and I agree wholeheartedly! when I lived in Vermont, Town Meeting Day was a state holiday, and everyone got the day off work to go to their town halls, and participate in the processes of getting to know our representatives, learning about issues, and talking through what would best serve our communities as a whole. that’s not the case in any other state I’ve ever lived in, and it shows. as for ABC Wednesday, I notice I get more visits the earlier I post. when I’m the last one on the link (like this week), barely anyone stops by. either way, I visit everyone every week, and do my best to leave a nice comment, even if I don’t like their post (I don’t always succeed)! its a pretty rare occasion for me to Not leave a comment. ; )

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