Yes, we're preaching to "ourselves", but that's OK, since it keeps us on point and mega motivated. And most critically of all, it keeps us in touch with each other.
I still vividly remember what it was like during those few months after 9/11. There was preaching alright, but it was from the scum bags who criminally allowed 9/11 to happen in the first place! Remember, it took us awhile to discover that Fox Snooze, "Clear" Channel, and the American media in general were now more part of the problem than the solution.
Then for the next two years (roughly) we were in a journalistic vacuum. But gradually, gradually the internet sites began to appear and we discovered we were not alone. And we FINALLY had reliable sources of news and information.
The 2006 midterms would NEVER have happened without our passionate interconnectedness.
We started off something like the French underground during WW2, but look at us now. Burgeoning progressive/liberal internet sites in which we have nonstop "Town Hall" meetings.
Do we always agree? Of course not. But this several million person mass of instant communication is something brand new on
In a propaganda dominated country, elections are moot. What counts is pseudo news dissemination. Everything else is shooting fish in a barrel.
Information is POWER. Communication is POWER.
So our "preaching" to each other isn't just ventilating frustrations and meaningless jabber.
Rather, it's a realistic and pragmatic way of playing the American political game more successfully.