Day 20 of Blogvember. A full list of prompts for the month is available.

You gotta fight
for your right
to party!

My thanks to The Beastie Boys for their guest introduction.

I’m not a fighter; never have been. I recall Jason Bulpitt (may he Rest In Peace) squaring up to me in the school playground one day. I countered by being a smart-arse, running my mouth. Intelligent diatribe was my competitive advantage - not fist fights.

This approach to fighting has probably led to my engagement in politics over the years. A focus on the verbal stoush ahead of the physical kind. The kind of fight I might have a chance of winning. Plus, winning can benefit a lot of people.

Political fights can be hard and deflating. They can also be exhilarating and rewarding. That’s why we keep coming back for more. It’s good to fight for a better country.