Politics as Escape
September 17, 2012
You know, those who “devote” themselves to politics are, I am now convinced, shallow and afraid of their own soul. Politics and living a political life is, I am convinced, an escape, a way to avoid rather than a way to embrace whatever comes our way. Because when we confront what comes our way, we necessarily confront grief and loss; it is the nature of the beast, so to speak. And those who go “into politics” are those who have shallow souls, for the most part, those who need diversions from those losses, that grieving, that they cannot or will not deal with.