My Self-Imposed Political Blogging Moratorium
Here’s the deal: for now, I’m making a self-imposed moratorium on political entries here in The Marocharim Experiment. Granted that I’ll still be blogging about political matters over at Filipino Voices, but for now, I am making a political statement by not blogging about politics for as long as I can stand it.
For one, I’m getting tired of ranting about politics whenever I get the chance to blog. I’m just a writer: I AM NOT A POLITICAL COMMENTATOR. I cannot stress this enough. It’s not because I’m in any kind of trouble from people because of my political views, it’s more like more and more people are making politically-charged entries (some even becoming political “commenters” in the process) without having a single idea about what exactly is so “political” about something political.
A case in point would be the thread of comments in Jun Lozada’s blog, especially in one of his entries, which has me all but thinking if these “commentaries” can pass off as legitimate arguments in a court (much less “rule”) of law.
Second reason why I’m imposing a political blogging moratorium in this blog: I seem to keep on repeating my political views over and over again, to the point that I’m sounding like a broken record. The bottom line is resistance. If you don’t believe that, then I hope that we can meet halfway by respecting each other’s views. Now if you can’t understand that, I can’t help you.
Third, there are a lot of things I like to write about more than politics. To be honest, politics is my least favorite topic to write about as a blogger.
Fourth, and perhaps the most important reason, is something I take from the cue of stuart-santiago: once a political person is given a political avenue to make a political viewpoint, everything becomes politicized to the point that you become nothing but political, that you may so come close to crapping and pissing politics. I’m a very imbalanced writing personality: I really can’t commit myself to writing on a single niche because, among other things, I like writing about the inane.
So will I still participate in political blogging trout-slapping and (heaven forbid) piss-contests? Well, only time will tell before I start addressing This Government through unflattering remarks that will probably have me going all paranoid again.
For now, Marocharim the Political Commentator is taking a brief break from this dizzying hurly-burly of political commentary.
Mainly because I really, really suck at it.