Politics: The Mind Killer

by Frost on October 28, 2010

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(R)Evolutionary May 6, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Great post. I will say that politics works on the local level, assuming local is *small*. Like a town of 10,000 or less. Or maybe even 5,000 or less. At that level, societal cohesiveness is strong, and money is not a strong enough influencer to overcome that. So the mayor and/or city councilmen are equally accessible to the common man as they are to the guy who owns the local cement contracting company. But in bigger markets (using that term instead of city, works better), the money becomes influence becomes power, becomes corruption.
Bottom line, I agree with you entirely, except I would get involved politically at a small-town level because it can and does make a difference in people’s quality of life.

yfr April 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Are you a news and media junkie? I dare you to try and give it up for a week.


Keoni Galt February 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Seeing Susan link to you and I in the same piece got me to come on over and start looking through your archives. Thanks for the props in her comment thread.

This piece is the fucking truth!

I was exactly like this up until about 4 years ago. At work, I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage…all the right wing talk radio.

I watched FOXNews compulsively whenever I was home.

I read newspapers, magazines, and all the other organs of political propagandization, every single day.

Than one day, I decided to go cold turkey.

Best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I finally got to re-focus on the things I used to enjoy so much before I let politics consume my mental energies. I re-dedicated practicing my musical instruments, and spending time with my family.

You don’t realize just how consuming of your mind and soul that shit is until you cut it out of your life. You think you’re studying what’s “important.” It actually makes you ignore, forget and neglect that things that are truly important in pursuing a fulfilling life.

Fuck politics. It’s nothing more than a two card monte bullshit three ring circus sideshow. The ultimate weapon of mass distraction.

Keep up the great blogging, Frost!

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