Staying Woke While Living Abroad: Why Politics Still Matter

Brothers and Sisters in disaffection, I’ve gathered you here today to discuss a matter of great contention…

U.S. Politics

Staying Woke While Living Abroad: Why Politics Still Matter

**pause for groans of protest**

The phrase alone is enough to wrench the heart, send shivers down the spine and fatigue the spirit. U.S. Politics, not unlike my love life, are fraught, inconsistent and, at the present moment, bare a striking resemblance to a vaudevillian farce, which is why I more than empathize with the inclination so many of us have to opt out of political engagement altogether; especially those of us living abroad.

Out of sight, out of mind amirite? (The answer is no, no I am not). Look, I understand the desire to shut your eyes and ears to the noise, to cede whatever p