By Dylan R.N. Crabb
Politics is becoming way too tribal these days and I’m becoming more inclined to simply opt out of the process altogether. Why state my opinion if I’ll just get taken out of context and demonized by my opponents? Why try to promote truth when most people don’t care about truth? I’ll just stick to my dead-end jobs and enjoy my days off with some video games.
I think the best way to be politically involved is in your local community (at least). Your home community will have the most effects on your daily life and your daily interactions can have some influence on the local culture (however small that influence may be). Perhaps the keys to countering rising political tribalism lie in expanding your personal interactions on the local level. Every facet of your life should not be a part of some grand political fight, that kind of life grows exhausting very fast. We need to remember to take time away from our personal politics to just spend time with people – no politics, no grand-standing, no partisan bullshit – just spending time with your peers casually bantering with one another (like people used to do in the days before internet connections).
Personally, I would love to find some gamers in Albuquerque just to get together with a couple times a week and talk about video games for a couple hours. Maybe I should start a “No Politics” club to attract more intelligent people. 😀 lol Maybe I can even bring back the Know Nothing Party. 🙂
Btw, my Blizzard gamertag is “Crabb90#1566” if any Destiny players want to jump into the Crucible with me. 😉