Today was an important step in my political radicalization. No, comrades, I’m not wearing a beret; it’s far worse. I wrote a Letter to the Editor.
That bastion of fuming adulthood, that headache of reasonable citizens everywhere – today I ventured into that enclave of individuals who Have An Opinion. (They hand out the capital letters when you hit “submit.”)
Of course, it remains to be seen whether it will be published or even receive a polite email of acknowledged receipt.
Are you in suspense yet?
The article which moved me is Ellen O’Connell Whittet’s “I Voted for Warren, My Husband Voted for Sanders, and I Feel Betrayed.”
If you agree with the title – or if you feel it is already too far outside your own political orbit – I humbly beg you, read no further. I do not wish to offend. My Opinions extend only to the Editor of The Atlantic, not to my blog readers.
If your sympathies are not already engaged towards the article’s author or a different candidate entirely, my letter may be viewed here in PDF format.
As always, I welcome comments – and I will try my best to do justice to each one. Of course, if you wish to influence public opinion directly, another option is to submit your very own letter to the editor.