“Dynamic” is a fair start…
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Silicon Valley in 2011 and The Bronx in 2013, where I remain today. (Update, July 2016: Moved to Minnesota for work. Will be here for around 3 years. Hope to move back to Cleveland after.)
I’m a conservatarian introvert who for 38 years has navigated life like an extrovert while quietly compelled by near-constant observation and thought. The time came as encouraged by those I trust most, foremost my wonderful wife, to start writing about some of it.
Having watched my legally blind-since-birth mom raise 5 kids without letting us get a handicap pass for the family car let alone cutting any other corners en route to becoming the “productive members of society” she demanded of us, I became inspired by the merit of individual liberty as exemplified in her shining, no excuses example.
Having watched others many years my elder mercilessly mock my apolitical mom and dad’s incidentally conservative values, I became aware at a very young age of the left’s capacity for artful, hurtful and ultimately misguided attacks — and well-armed to defend against them.
In the beginning I hated bullies more than I loved politics, but eventually began to see the symbiosis that often exists between them.
My political and social inspiration exists primarily today, in order, as follows…
- Advancing liberty and its inherent ‘moral good’
- Mitigating the racial and identity-based division and disparity that create so much destruction across the US
- Combating Democrats and the institutional left that impede #1 while perpetuating #2
If you disagree with the ideas you find here, then by all means challenge me back. I’d look forward to it. Just remember: Nothing precludes progress more than intellectual dishonesty, so please stay above that fray if you want to engage with me. I do so with near-militant vigilance.
All that remains is to get started, and a good place to do that might be the first-ever-written post, aptly named Love Breeds Accountability.
And for all of you establishment GOP grifters (consultants, advisers, so-called “strategists”), my second-ever-written post is just for you: Conservatives: We Are Our Own Worst Enemy.