When I put the history search of my internet travels in a sidebar, it makes me smile. It is a map of my stream of consciousness as I travel around the web. I always find it interesting when links from one side of the political spectrum bring me unintentionally to links to the other side. It was one such journey that brought me to Adbusters:The Magazine.
One of the issues I have been wrestling with lately is how issues get tagged as belonging to left or right – take the belief that there is too much TV watching among young people. My friends, who given the choice would identify themselves on the right, believe young people want too much stuff and that too much TV too young is bad. My friends, who given the choice, would identify themselves on the left, believe young people want too much stuff and that too much TV too young is bad. Adbuster’s commitment to living without destroying the planet and staying away from too much commercialism (they do have an online store, so there is some commercialism) is a commitment I believe people both right and left can embrace.
When both sides meet on the middle ground – which is a place where we all decide to take action on what we do agree on and not letting other divisive issues impede progress – when we all meet there, stuff gets done. Oh, to really appreciate the Adbuster’s site, you have to read – what many on both sides say is becoming a forgotten art.