I know what you mean and am sympathetic, but keep in mind that many libertarians (like Jason Brennan) argue that it is actually morally obligatory for most people (though, of course, they generally mean people who disagree with them) to avoid politics. Their position is what they call "epistocratic"--meaning that most people are simply too stupid or ignorant to be allowed even to vote, and that correctly designed systems wouldn't allow them to.Dan Warburton wrote:Oh, I don't know, is it really? Haven't we all got something better to do with our time? Just spent three weeks in New Zealand, with not a mention of stupid Americans, Brexidiots, yellowvests etc etc (the top news story in Auckland the night we arrived was that the local beach was closed because of toxic algae). And feel much better for it. New Year's Resolution: less news, more music.walto wrote:It's scary, but riveting.
Brennan says people should be encouraged to enjoy music, sports, monster trucks, literature, painting, etc. rather than bother themselves about unpleasant stuff like politics. But that's a nice way of him saying that stupid people should stay out of stuff they can't understand.
Of course, in the U.S. there's so little real democracy on the Federal level that it's almost pointless to get too involved. But, like Negative Potential, I'm addicted.