With the "publication" of Pointless Essay #2 soon to come, I would like to bring you this article, which describes in much fewer words the ideas I wished to convey with Pointless Essay #1. The article speaks of the loss of respect in discussing politics of late, and it comes from the liberal mind of TV's Wil Wheaton, who many of you know as that geeky kid from "Stand By Me" or that slightly older geeky kid from "Star Trek: TNG." Only he's no longer a kid. He is, in fact, nearing the back end of his 30s, which is a troubling thought to ponder in and of itself.
Apparently somebody else out there gets it, too.
Side note: In the above linked article Mr. Wheaton states his opinions on conservative talk radio and the death penalty. I agree with one and disagree with the other. I will leave it to you to figure out which is which.