I don’t write as much as some other bloggers. Sometimes, I think it’s because I’m not as smart; I don’t see things as clearly. Other times, I think it’s just because having been a lawyer for only about 10 years, I don’t have enough experience. (Don’t take that as meaning I’m not a good enough lawyer. You’ll want to see what others have to say about that.)
And, although I’m not above it, I don’t like to write about things that are unconnected from the law—I think that’s what personal, or political, blogs like my old Unspun™ blog are for.
But, when it comes down to it, the things I think about most, and want to write about most are very complicated, and a blog post seems inadequate to explain something, and then wrap it up with a solution, or at least a suggestion, in around about 2,000 words, which is the length of my average blog post, it seems. I sit down at the keyboard to write about what concerns me, and I can’t figure out the best way to explain it, or, sometimes, even what I think about it.
Meanwhile, so many other people seem—wrongly, in my estimation—to think the answers are simple. ISIS? just bomb the shit out of them; keep Muslims out of the United States; eject the ones who are already here. Constitution schmonstitution. Police killing black people? Just obey. Because nobody ever gets shot if they just do what they’re told, even if video of black men being shot while reaching for their identification when told by police to get it does exist. Now police officers are being shot and killed in what appear to be responses to the killing of black people? Quit protesting the killing of black people.
At least, that’s how it looks when I look at the Internet.