2012-11-13, 10:08 PM (ISO 8601)
Firbolg in the Playground
What is Politics?
So, the forum rules unambiguously forbid talking about real-world religion or politics, even tangentially. Religion is pretty easy to define and avoid, but I'm not sure about politics. Given that I, at least, take the maxim that "the personal is political" to heart, if I were to apply my standard we'd be eliminating nearly every conversation about real life which clearly wasn't the intention of the rules. What is the standard here? And does it apply to historical politics like the religion ban applies to historical religions? (e.g. Is talking about Cicero's animosity towards Julius Caesar verboten? The conflict between the Tories and the Patriots in the American Revolutionary War? Truman vs. Dewey?)
Life is kicking my butt right now. I'm going to try to get in the every-other-day posting, but for the next couple weeks there are likely to be patches where I can't. When so, please NPC me as appropriate.
Greenman by Bradakhan/Spring Greenman by Comissar