On Political Alignment as a “Verb”

Jody Aberdeen
3 min readFeb 12

Honestly, I need to get back into the habit of using my Medium blog, if only for unresearched thought dumps.

I was thinking about my outlier status as someone whose politics is more that of a verb than a noun or adjective. I used to “be” conservative, for example, and then I realized my observations about what the world needed versus what the conservative movements I was part of were offering did not match up. I am no longer “conservative”, or any other ideology.

I think this notion of taking on ideologies ontologically is a big factor in the…