Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

When I was younger  §

I was tremendously political. I had a star tattooed on me to prove it. I went to rallies and joined parties and wrote essays and letters to the editor and talked politics and economics (same thing) with anyone who would listen.

The older I get, the more I think politics is another word for insanity. The “political people” seem crazier and crazier to me, on both sides of the spectrum. They are not pragmatic. They are not well-reasoned. They don’t give a shit about actual people and actual peoples’ lives. They appear to operate from a very self-centered worldview: “I feel as though world is trying to fuck me, personally, myself, and so in response I will adopt political position X in opposition to this attempt, and will hold this position until my dying breath, and damn you all!”

I guess the older I get the more politics seems like narcissism.