Critical Citizens

About Critical Citizens

Whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
-- Patrick Henry

The decision to put up an "about" page was a difficult one.  Given the challenging content that is presented on this site, it was a question of balancing transparency with privacy and safety for both my family and myself.  It was clear, though, that visitors to this site could want to know more about what the my intentions are.  No honorable citizen would want to spend time on something that is suspect.

This site is owned and maintained by one person, me.  I am not a political "wingnut" and my goal isn't to stir up trouble.  I am the father of two sons in their mid twenties, and I am concerned about their future.

My intent is to use my talents to present the information you see here and to urge all my fellow citizens to openly discuss it and ask questions.  This maybe a naive, foolish and hugely presumptuous effort.  It may even be "dangerous", but it is something I believe I have to do.

I do this because I wonder what these materials mean for my sons' futures and the future of the many young people they will live among.

I've had my time in the sun;  I just want the same for my children.

I believe that we citizens can no longer let things go without review.  Time is late.  I believe that some of what I've found should have been presented to us in clear terms long ago.  Today, we must calmly and rationally discuss where we are at as a nation and where we are headed.

In spite of the weightiness of the materials, I am hopeful and optimistic.  So long as I see ordinary Americans pushing back against, what are in my opinion, strangely-timed and troubling laws such as CISPA, NDAA, SOPA, ACTA and ProtectIP, I can be hopeful that there will be time to sort through our circumstances.

If American citizens instead embrace futility, unquestioning acceptance, cowardice and willful ignorance, then I must be content with having stood up and done my best.  I will change my focus towards comforting my family and friends as the unfamilar darkness engulfs us all.

So, this is my about page.  I appreciate your taking the time to look at the information here.  Please feel free to download it and share it.  Please challenge it and test it.  Do not just accept it at face value.  Help me make sense of it.

Please...  Please don't think for a moment that you are not part of the solution.  You are.  Start a conversation with someone.  Those who hear you may have ideas or the motivation even though you might not.

Thank you for everything you do to help protect and improve this democracy.  It's been handed down to us.  We have to hand it off to the young in better shape.

Good luck to all of us.

 

P.S. At some future date I may expand on this page.  If you have any questions, please let me know at comments@criticalcitizens.se.  It'll help me expand this page and maybe improve this site.