Video: My Reply to Robbie Strazynski (Politics at the Poker Table)
I promised readers a passionate video montage, taking the opposite side of the current censorship debate about whether or not politics has any place at the poker table.
I say “yes.”
Israeli poker writer Robbie Straznski says “no.”
Here’s the raw footage of my 38-minute reply to PokerStars’ misguided decision to ban all political expression in their tournaments. In this clip, my response is unrehearsed and often comes across as disjointed. Rambling. Less than stellar. Certainly not my best video. I would have junked it if I didn’t promise delivery. Borrowing an album title from Van Morrison, here’s my “Inarticulate Speech of the Heart.”
But I did agree to post one final summation of my viewpoint in front of the camera, and so here it is.
Run time — approximately 38 minutes. Apologies for butchering Robbie’s name in the opening segment. I also get interrupted a few times by overhead aircraft noise and my 13-year-old tabby, Alex, who makes a reluctant appearance on camera.