The problem with being politically unaffiliated is that you don’t have much power to effect change: you’re locked out of local and national caucuses, all your friends mistrust you and think you’re on the “other” side on every issue they care about (as if issues were two-sided!). You’re an idealist with nobody to play with and no politicians to call on when you need a favor.
On the upside, you’re entitled to complain about virtually every situation you feel like whenever you feel like it. That seems to make it all worthwhile, doesn’t it?
© 2008 Scott Wiersdorf