one would argue that there’s no such thing as a political theme. there are just sociological issues that get co-opted politically.
you know, by weasels :)
not letting someone into your restaurant because you don’t like their lifestyle, even though the lifestyle is in no way a threat to anyone in your restaurant, is not a political issue. it is a damning social issue. if you live in Arizona… it is time to move.
I certainly could understand why my work is never seen a political because I am anti-preaching except for that sentence right above this one :-)
I am very passionate about social issues which stem from my passion about humanity which is why I’m writing in the 1st place. but you are never going to see me preach to the converted in my work. it kind of nauseates me. it’s the easiest thing a writer to do. gaining favor from readers by telling them something they already feel. it is so much harder to tell a story that shows a lot of different things from different angles.
the fact that the world is still this fucked horrifies me as a parent and a human being but as a writer I could not be happier. i will never not have something to write.