Why does MasterPo write this blog?
Why does MasterPo engage so vigorously on a variety of topics on many forums?
Why does MasterPo spend so much of an ever decrease amount of free time concerned over a range of issues and topics?
Why does MasterPo care what others think/say on this or that subject?
Very simple: It’s not about MasterPo.
If MasterPo were alone in the world – no Mrs. MasterPo, no little Po’s – that would be different. MasterPo would have himself a real nice time in life (not that MasterPo has lived as a monk all these years either). Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.
Even if it were only MasterPo and Mrs. MasterPo the same would, more or less, be true. Plan well for the totality of life but enjoy and leave the world as you came into it.
But it’s not just two people any more. It’s ones that will grow and be left here after the two are gone. And it is for them that MasterPo speaks out.
The goals that many of the people MasterPo speaks to (and often against), if allowed to be implemented, would have a significant and detrimental impact on the lives of MasterPo’s children both now and in the future. It is for them that MasterPo cannot remain silent.
Though often it does seem like arguing with idiots and head-to-wall banging there is importance to the effort. The hard-core people will not be convinced otherwise. But for every person who posts to a blog or forum there are countless more who simply “lurk” – read without posting or commenting. It is to those people MasterPo is addressing.
Those are the people who read and often get an idea.Those are the people who need to hear the other side of the argument.Those are the people who can and do make a difference in our country. Whether or not they accept MasterPo’s point of view isn’t always important. Just being aware there is another point of view backed up by a logical argument is enough.
Silence is taken as acceptance. And MasterPo doesn’t accept it.