1) Who are you?
I am a citizen of Globistan, and I just moved to France. English is my primary mode of communication, though I am in the beginning stages of learning French. Educated in the Western tradition, I hold primarily Western and postmodernist values. I abhor double standards and hypocrisy, which I believe are the main reasons behind the vast majority of geopolitical conflicts.
2) What are your political and religious positions?
I am a dyed-in-the-wool atheist who celebrates Christmas. I’m pro gay/transgender rights, women’s rights, abortion rights, environmental protection, animal rights, pro drug legalization, anti-imperialist, and pro minimum basic income for all. I am a flaming left winger despite the fact that I come from a right wing family. They claim that this is just a phase that will eventually pass.
3) What do you hope to accomplish with this site?
At this point, I really don’t have a cohesive mission statement just yet. The site is barely a month old, and my first priority is making sure that all published content is thoroughly researched and meticulously written. Getting readers to agree with my viewpoint is not the objective–if I get them to acknowledge the legitimacy of dissenting views, then I feel my work has been worthwhile.
4) How often do you publish new content?
Ideally, I should be publishing new articles twice a week, if not more. But the floor should be twice a week (though there has been a lag due to my upcoming move out of the country).
5) Will you be covering other topics besides politics and science?
Maybe. But I won’t force the issue if other writers can say it better than I can.
6) What are your professional credentials?
I don’t have any, so my apologies if this disappoints you. I do have a Bachelors Degree, which is worth less than toilet paper but makes a good coaster (the thickness of the paper is good for moisture absorption). I was once a card carrying actor before I quit paying my dues. I used to be the worst bartender in the world because of my inability to open wine bottles properly. I regret not studying virology when I had the chance.
7) What is your biggest regret?
I wish I had learned the nuances of social relationships and interactions much earlier in my life. I’m extremely behind in this area, and it didn’t help that I had no one to teach me.
8) What are you most proud of?
I think that’s a trick question. I’m not ready to die yet, so I have plenty of things left to do before I get to decide what I’m most proud of. Ask me again when I’m 120 years old and on my deathbed. I do have plenty of things I’m proud of, but I can’t say “most” because I got plenty of living left to do.