To Go Or Not To Go
December 10: Holiday Party by the State Democratic Party (likely not attending)
I am surprised how torn I am about the December 10 event. Should I go? Should I not go? Is it legal for me to go? Or is it legal but unwise? Worse, is it legal and foolish? Legal and not the best use of my time? Should I even be blogging this thought churn? Should I instead just quietly skip?
I am not too worried about the blogging part. I have blogged about pretty much everything since I showed up in town, including the misadventure over the past six months. It is legal. It is free speech. It is a lifestyle choice.
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Then there is the legality question. (June 4, 2008 Court Appearance: Prepared Statement: Final Draft) The harassment charge was dropped, but I don't know if it was dropped by ERC or NYPD. And I don't really have a way to find out. I guess I could go talk to the state appointed attorney in question. Is that worth my time? The iffy harassment charge was dropped. But the bogus court order violation and the resulting overnight arrest is still on the records which leads me to believe perhaps the harassment charge was dropped by ERC, not the NYPD. Because why would the NYPD drop one and keep another? But even if one was dropped and another was not, what happens to the court order resulting from both? Is that still in place? Does it stay in place forever? How does that work? And if it is still in place, I know not to contact ERC, not to ask anyone else to do it for me, and not to show up for DL21C events. But what about an event like this one? I don't know for sure if she will be there. But there is a chance she will be as an active political person. And I have no way to find out. The idea of showing up and then having to leave is not appealing. But if there is no longer a court order, is it okay for me to show up for DL21C events? Or would that trigger another chain of unpleasant events for me? I should perhaps visit John Youngblood and find out if the court order is still in place. Just to be on the safe side. The political asylum case is enough of a legal weight, I don't want another.
December 10: Holiday
December 3, Kettle Full Of Fish, December 4, Rudy's, December 10, Holiday?
Then there is the social angle. Court order or no court order, discomfort might be reason enough to avoid, discomfort on either her part or mine.
And then there is a political angle. The whole drama has been a study in race, and gender to me, possibly even class, but not that much, I am a future billionaire, in a class of my own. Yet another angle would be to say the October 2007 Senator Mary event started a chain reaction that got Spitzer and Hillary out of Bobby's way for 2016. (Louisiana Senator Event: Crime Scene) Come to think of it, Hillary could still run in 2016. If McCain can run at 73, why can't Hillary run at 68? That woman is dynamo.
All I really need to be of use to Barack over the next eight years is Google News, and Blogger. I am a digital democrat.
And there is a technical question. I have asked Rohini if there is a cash way of purchasing the ticket to the event. Rohini is Desi and the state party Finance Chair. That makes me less likely to root for Bobby.
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And then there is a career angle. I am not a politician. In politics the office that most fascinates me intellectually is the presidency, and it is the ultimate executive office. I am temperamentally not suited for anything legislative. I like movement. I am seeking a corporate career for me. It is just that I don't see it as a career switch after a few years of cutting edge political work. I see internet access as the voting right for the 21st century. (IC) My company wants to make it cheaper for people to go online. I fashion myself the MLK for the Global South, if politics is what you understand. I might show up for a political event and feel out of place, feel like I should instead have been working, putting effort into my young startup that very hour, damn the party scene. Not to say I could do with a little more respect from the young progressives in this city, political respect, for work I have already done. You want to fight the war on terror? I got the progressive formula. And you know it.
Change is Coming Holiday Bash
Thursday, December 11, 2008
8:00pm - 11:00pm
213 Second Ave. (Northwest corner of 13th St.)
New York, NY
DL21C's Sixteenth Annual Holiday Bash!
Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:00pm
Friday, December 12, 2008 at 2:00am
915 Broadway (@21st Street)
New York, NY
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