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I've chosen to focus less of my mental energy on politics in recent months, but all too often, when some story penetrates my self-imposed news black-out, I'm disappointed by the political climate in this country.

I sympathize with and respect the school of conservatism prevalent in my grandparents' generation that believed everybody should mind their own God damn business (especially the government), except for quiet acts of individual (preferably anonymous) human kindness. That's very different from what I've witnessed in contemporary conservatives, who spend most of their time worrying about who should marry who, and shoveling public funds into the pocketbooks of cyclopean corporations.

But I feel little sympathy with the majority of today's supposedly left-leaning politicians, who are more concerned with compromise and appeasing their rivals than advancing a progressive agenda. They are toothless.

My everyday, casual understanding of liberalism means that members of a society should try to help each other out, while conservatism means everybody should help themselves. However ineffectual and misguided is the American left, I prefer it to the right's celebration of its own dickishness.

I realize that your understanding of left and right may differ from mine. </rant>

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