What I believe about politics marginalizes me in the "real-life" crowd I circulate in, so I often keep my opinions to myself.
The political wranglings of our politicians and politicians around the world make my stomach churn, so I turn off the TV.
My political views continue to move and shift as I encounter real people making their way through real life and facing edicts from a system that doesn't seem to understand, so I try to listen more than I talk.
Not towing the party line causes stress and distress in my extended family unit, so I refuse to engage in the battle.
Voting my conscious in the county where I live puts me in the short line and causes others to look askance at me, so I try to avoid the crowds (and sometimes I don't go at all....)
And I detect a theme that hearkens back to yesterday.... others opinions of me with regard to politics often makes me want to retreat into silence and inaction. I find it hard to take a stand. I hesitate to speak my convictions. I hide. And nothing changes.....