Politix is a pretty important part of life, nu ? Well, I am not going to give you easy labels to stick to, just some thoughts.
One of my first groups I felt comfortable working with was DSA. During my stay at Carnegie Mellon several friends started a youth section.
Indeed, for the last 50 years or so, America defined itself by what it was not, rather that what it was: it was not Communist, it was not Godless, it was supposed to be free, though that had a price not everyone could afford,.etc. Now, with the self-liberation of the people of Eastern Europe, we are confronted with the more difficult question of who, what we are: I hope we will decide we are democratic (little d), tolerant, fair, compassionate, just, honest with ourselves. Part of the problem is that we have let only Reason guide us. Clearly something else is required. Well, I have looked at my work as a guide as to how society might work, modeled on how the natural world works. I have also realized that hidden secrets might be a guide. But it seems hard at this time to make sense of what is what. Even avant-garde is popnow! I find that I get some insights from Noam Chomsky's thoughts and work. The difficulty seems to be that we need to address all these things at once, and cannot do them in succession. This runs counter to our linear way of thinking about things. There is also the Utne Reader, which is on the web.