So yesterday I got a letter from my U.S. Representative in response to an email form I filled out asking that he support Net Neutrality and not give in to the corporate powers that want privileges and no regulation. The letter was very convincing, except I didn't really know. It was a form letter in res ponce to my form letter. It made me want to really understand what's going on there.
It felt a bit like my first inkling that I should be doing something to support the Democrats win the presidency in '04, too little too late. Once again, I'm not sure I can actually do anything about it, but I want to understand the issue, not just go along with a liberal org or swallow whole the statements in my Rep's letter. I feel the urge to figure it out and then if needed, to respond point by point to my Rep's statements. I just don't want to have the same emotions about this issue as I do when I see a Bush/Cheney '04 bumper sticker on the car in front of me. I want to ram into their fancy SUV over and over again, but just sit there filled with impotent fury.
Or I could just crawl back into my cozy nest of ignorance and denial and wait for the sky to fall.