So I started this blog in September and never posted anything. I thought I had an idea for a post, but I got so involved with the research that I couldn’t write anything. On one hand, it seems like a great thing for a journalist (or in my case, lowly blogger) to understand more than one side of an issue. But I wasn’t trying to be objective, I wanted to rail against an anti-gay rights article I read. I got so wrapped up in finding out every bit of history of the incident and the organization, that I lost sight of my purpose. Ever since then, I have felt unable to articulate my opinions on pretty much any subject; the word “paralyzed” has even crossed my mind.
I was brought back to this topic today while I was on Facebook. On the ABC/Facebook US Politics section there was a question about “is free trade good for the US?” The answer choices were yes, no, and not sure. A girl started a discussion with a post about how she believes allowing narrow answers like that only aid in polarizing debates and thereby our nation. It reminded me that nuanced policy is a good thing, and you don’t have to be a hard-liner–a moderate position is still a position.
So I guess what I am trying to say is that her post reassured me that there’s nothing wrong with not seeing in black and white. I’m hoping this means I can get inspired to start writing again.