After these past 2 years, I think I have almost given up on politics as a force of change. I don't actually believe it any more. The change must come from individuals at the very local level. I don't believe Progressives can ever replicate the grassroots/top heaviness of the Tea Party movement. The movement is so full of illogical holes that Progressives like myself can not begin to understand their popularity. What we may see as nativism, they see as patriotism. What they may see as love of heritage, we may see as blatant racism. After canvassing and engaging for Gore, Kerry, Obama and then Roy Barnes for Governor, I think the Tea Party surge has me whipped.
Instead, I will focus on bettering my community not through the political process, but simply through engaging my neighbors.
I was born in Khao-I-Dang, Thailand and emigrated from Thailand to the US in 1981. My earliest and happiest childhood memory is playing w/ my friends in Over-the-Rhine (OTR), Cincinnati. I believe in cities and will work to make them fantasic places.