The post- before-last is why I finally broke down and started a politics specific blog. It occurred to me after hearing others mourn for the lost, possibly mythical, days of polite and gracious discourse that I knew at least one reason for the loss.
The polite rule for dinner parties and social gatherings was "never talk about politics or religion" and if in doubt speak of the weather or perhaps the other persons health. Well, what do you do when weather is now a religion and health is politics? In fact politics has invaded, or perhaps infected would be more accurate, every part of day to day life.
This brings us back to the post in question. In it I had started to say that when governments ignore the natural laws bad things happen, but changed it to people so as to try to avoid the political. The latter statement is still true, it just avoids the actual point. Which was that a main reason my family was having trouble selling a house was that the market was soft in general. The market was soft not just from the bubble, there had been little actual increase in foreclosures in CO, but because members of the current administration just could NOT restrain themselves from thinking out loud about all the various ways they might fix it without ever making up their collective minds. Just as uncertainty causes volatility in stocks it does the same in any other market as well, and so what should have been straight-forward private enterprise took on political aspects.
I'm going to do my best to keep this blog at the dinner party level but now I have a venue where can at least express the frustrations growing out of a world where everything is political even when I'd rather it weren't.
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