Political Confessions & Blasphemies
Taking a page from the Gaming and Geek confession threads, I thought it might be fun to start one for the Politics and Controversies forums.
Here are my confessions:
I used to be a big liberal in college: When I got out of the military and went back to school, for awhile I fully embraced the local Seattle liberal vibe. I think some of it was a backlash against years of being in the military and growing up in a Conservative Southern family. And a big part of it was probably to meet chicks.
I hate most politicians but overall respect government workers: I think some people misunderstand when I say we need to reign in government spending and take a hard look at government worker salaries and benefits. I have quite a few friends who still work for the federal or local government and do really great work.
I don't understand white guilt: Don't get me wrong - I understand white Americans have done terrible things in the past. I also recognize that I'm obligated to give back to the less fortunate and also to be a voice for fairness and equality. But I don't feel responsible for things that were done by people who died a century ago. And in the grand scheme of human history, I don't see how America's sins are far darker than those of the Romans, Mongols, Ottomans, British, etc.