Sunday, November 08, 2009

A Post to Keep You Posted

I still have plans for this Blog. It remains "under construction." As my search for gainful employment continues, and I establish myself as a freelance writer who actually makes a living from my work, blogging has fallen by the wayside.

There's a need for the out-of-the-box perspective of a left-leaning libertarian. As the Democrats prove themselves nothing more than a pale reflection of the Republicans -- corporate toadies, all -- those of us who feel we are "neither of the above" still recognize the need for change to be something more than merely a presidential campaign slogan.

There have to be at least a few blogs dedicated to that proposition. Actually, many more than a few. And mine is one of them.

I intend to explore some of the topics that interest me in the months ahead. For example, what does it mean to be an "independent," a third-party devotee, or simply someone who must check the box marked "none of the above" when all that is offered "above" is Republican, Democrat or something vaguely and generically labeled "Independent" -- and we want our voice to be heard to say something more emphatically distinct?

The reason for this Blog's name remains. We all, indeed, live in a century "born on 9-11." This continues to be relevant not only, to me, because I was born one long-ago and faraway September 11th, but because the world in which I now live dates its life from that momentous 9-11 of 2001.

Our economy was wrecked by the ruinous wars we've waged since those fateful attacks. We all still deal with that reality daily. What does that mean for us? The official version, served up to us by the corporate-owned mainstream media, is not only a lie, it is useless. Only the alternative media is willing to find the truth and tell it, and blogs like this one are a part of that process.

So again, I encourage all interested parties to "watch this space." I haven't forgotten you. And I hope you haven't entirely forgotten me.

I'll be posting from time to time, hopefully less and less gradually as I figure out exactly what I want to explore here. Most of my posts here will continue to test out ideas I will explore more fully elsewhere, on matters of progressive politics and progressive faith.

So in the words of the Terminator, "I'll be back." Not to terminate, but to continue. I persist in my ambition to build a readership here -- and to make this Blog a living, active part of the media that matters because it deals with what really matters.

Life goes on, for me and for all of us. And as it does, "Born on 9-11" will be right there with it.