I’ve had several people close to me recently express dismay at the political ideas I’ve been writing in this weblog lately. Actually, I’ve been writing the same things in this log for over three years, and on my website in essays and other writing since 1994. But just recently, people have asked me if I wasn’t being a bit too liberal. Sort of as if I just started writing this way. It’s seriously creeping me out. Because what the hell is coming over people? Suddenly I should watch what I say? Why?