However, having been a principle supporter/participant in one of those groups and in agreement with the contention that as Bikers we have limited capital that must be focused on issues of import to us. As good as it was in theory, the passage of time I believe, demonstrated that the policy may not have been practical in appllication.
After all, everything in life is politics tinged with religion. Politics is a learned behaior that enables us to survive in a group setting. We start learning politics at a young age from people we have a tendency to trust and believe , i.e. our care takers. In discussing politics Wikipedia states (emphasis ours):
However, politics can be observed in other group interactions, including corporate, academic, and religious institutions. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and refers to the regulation of public affairs within a political unit, and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy.Under group interactions and "social relations" we would add the term "family". Having grown uup in a family with no male role model and three sisters I can tell you, life was often "political".
So let us speak metaphorically,
As newborns entering the world we are like new computers with a clean hard drive that someone programs us with. Maybe Something like a windows operating system, a somewhat flawed and clunky program to begin with. But then how would we know? We were just little computers. Now acting as Microsoft wanted us to act. Not knowing that some other program might be better. We may have loved our parents/programmers. But without input from outside sources how would we ever know if we had been programmed correctly? As far as we knew, unless our programmers corrected us we were operating as we were supposed to operate. All was well with the world. Occasionally there might be a glitch. But a patch was downloaded, say like a spanking maybe, and the glitch was at least temporarily fixed.