Personal politics
Posted by aogMonday, 19 May 2003 at 22:54 TrackBack Ping URL
Thinking back on Bill Clinton I realized that he truly personifies the personal is poiltical concept althought not in the way its proponents believe. The original concept was derivative of the Marxist view that everyone should participate in politics, that political policies influenced personal choices. However, Bill Clinton embody the converse of this, that his personal choices were political policies. This makes him the first feminist president (along with his being the first black president). What we see from this is that this view of intrusive politics doesn't lead to enlightened governmen but something far closer to banana republic where the rulers make no distinction between their public and private actions.