Welcome to the The General Wolfe.
I told my brother-in-law that I was thinking of writing a “journal of understanding things” making a case for “awesome-wing politics”. More in the line of poorly disguised right wing hackery I’m sure you’ll agree.
Beginning with the issue of gay marriage here in Canada I have come to recognize that the level of political discourse in my country is not reflective or anything that could be called a debate. It is a cultural battle by relatively civilized means. There are differences which cannot be reconciled and an oppositional system of government is essential in holding the ruling party to account but this culture, which Ayaan Hirsi Ali describes as western tribalism, does not encourage thought – and the General holds this truth to be self-evident: that an unthinking political culture is invidious to freedom and civility.
The intention of this journal is to counteract this.
(Update: also to not be so dorky about it)