I believe in free speech. And I try not to limit my reading and learning to materials "acceptable" to certain bubbles. So I read a lot of shit from pundits on both sides of the Libs vs Cons dichotomy (which in a way is its own bubble). And I find myself questioning my understanding of what it is to be a liberal or conservative. So I look it up. Today I find myself disagreeing with 60% of the positions of "most" liberals and about 70% of those of "most" conservatives. Is it me, or are their principles constantly changing? I'll assume that their corresponding political parties are pretty much the same, essentially a ® or (tm) of those beliefs. Why, people? Why do you allow yourselves to be simply framed by those constructs?
I noticed that for the first time since 1992, there are more people registered as Independent than whatever. That must mean something.