Several emails have asked me why I dislike the term "commentator" in certain contexts, including in relation to myself.
I am not a commentator. Some people are, but I am not. I am an activist.
Yes, I write. I have also been know to appear on the airwaves very occasionally.
But I do those things as forms of political activism, of active participation.
I am not a spectator. I am a player. A lot of us are.