As Digby, among others, points out, good blogging is hard to do. It takes more time and th0ught than most people can spare. You have to choose to do it, which means choosing to not do other things. I'm not going to try to keep all the balls in the air anymore.
The Bush administration is turning my country into a police state, a dictatorship of the venal and well-connected. Either the citizens will rebel, or they won't. That is the state of US politics right now, and any other level of commentary is just presenting a specific case. Arguing with the anti-democrats of the left is even more difficult than arguing with those of the right, as left-wing fascists are usually devoid of any political sense or even any desire for self-preservation. Both sides hate liberal democracy, both sides want dictatorships (of the righteous on the left and of the ruthless on the right, though there isn't a practical difference between the two, as Orwell demonstrated) rather than the messy and dangerous business of self-rule.
As for fandom politics, that's done all the damage it's going to do in my life.
I'm starting a new job next week, and striking out into unknown waters. There may be a few posts here and there. I may get inspired in the future, discovering that other things aren't as important as they once were. But probably not.
To all, friend or not, may you get what you deserve.