Welcome to Common Citizen!
Greetings and welcome to Common Citizen! A bit about myself:
I’ve traveled around the world multiple times and I’ve experienced a great many things. I’ve worked for the federal government, in one capacity or another for thirty years and, having now retired, am back to my first love; History. I am not an elite journalist as many are on this platform. However, I believe sharing a ‘common citizen’ perspective will be just as engaging, perhaps more so. Disclaimer: I don’t subscribe to the 2-Party Lie, nor do I suffer the psychologically impaired.
I’ve started this publication to highlight the meaningless antics and curtain-twitching tactics that serve only to keep our nation divided. Given the perpetual morass that is Washington D.C. and corporate media, it would seem solutions will have to come from us, the common citizen.
I’m here because a realization occurred to me after 9/11; corporate media thrived on propagating fear. Specifically, at that time, convincing Americans how fearful they were of ‘terrorists’ and then, later down the road, labeled said audience ‘xenophobes’ to one degree or another. Add to that, the jesters and grifters…I mean the weak and meek politicians, whose only goal has been to enrich themselves at our expense, whilst never addressing core national issues. We’ve watched this predictable cycle play out over and over again, year after year, issue after issue and all the while the nation continues spiraling with no help from the aforementioned. Indeed, it has been the worst of behavior from those who wield such influence. Now, after witnessing politicians and corporate media shamelessly engage in selective-hypocrisy, double standards and daily hysterics for the last 6-ish years, I’m going to use my voice.
I will be writing about politics, news, history and every other topic that weighs on our nation. I will also write about the benefits of active engagement in local politics, how to hold politicians accountable and the importance of befriending their staffers. I plan to write as often as possible and I thank you for taking the time to read, cheers!