I cringe whenever someone introduces me to another person with “Meet Rollo. He’s really into politics.”
I hate politics.
If you’ve read this blog at all, the reason why should be obvious. I don’t care which side fits best with my personal beliefs, I believe that people should be able to live free, unhampered lives. I have no interest in being a part of the political process other than to dismantle it.
I used to be into politics. I would watch Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity nearly every night and would follow the happenings in Washington pretty closely. I used to get furious over whatever silly policy Obama came out with. Now, whenever I hear that Obama does something ridiculous, my response is “Do you want me to act surprised?” I have the same reaction whenever I hear about an apparent Republican “freedom fighter” have a goof up that favors statism.
What end does a heavy involvement in politics serve?
Politics only hinder the pursuit of experimenting with voluntary exchange and free markets. I think that’s neat and worthy of my time and effort. I don’t think that deciding whom I should coerce is something I want to pursue.