meet the writers
Chronicles of Delusion was started November 12, 2008 as a release for me, American Centinel. I was tired of listening to the constellation of pundits often missing the big picture. I was tired of screaming at the TV. I was sick of only sharing my views with friends and family. Over the months since this blog began the task of responding to all the nonsense became overwhelming and thus, I invited Ben to become a contributor to this blog. What attracted me to Ben was the amount of research he pours into his essays. When he writes something you can bet he can support it with a dozen sources.
Reedkeys is an old friend of mine from another life. He is fervently conservative and absolutely to my right. If I’d fault him for anything it would be sticking to the Republican party a bit too closely, and for defiantly refusing to recycle. Slob! I’ve invited Reed to contribute as I think he likes to stir the pot a bit.
Perhaps you are wondering who these writers are. Why do I hide my identity? Who is Ben and why is his name on blogs everywhere? Well, let’s begin with me.
• American Centinel – The Editor and lead author. The Editor has been in broadcasting at since the early 80s. He has held positions in both local and national media. Political blogging, particularly Conservative blogging,threatens his job. Valuing both his job and his company’s policies he blogs anonymously. For those who wonder, The Editor is not currently in the mainstream news media, although in a previous life he did work in television news.
Centinel has a Business Degree and considers himself a lifelong learner and has continued his education off and on, including taking college classes in recent years. He has a family, denies political affiliation, is conservative but not hard right, listens to both sides of an argument BEFORE deciding, is reasoned, yet emotional, loves reading, considers himself somewhat intellectual, yet has experienced God in a way that defies his own logic and reason.
• Ben – In addition to his contributions here, Ben maintains three blogs of his own, From The Right, On Islamic Fascism, and Our Obama Nation. In all he is an Author on four blogs. And that doesn’t begin to cover all the comments he posts!
His personal story is less shrouded than AAI. A Houston resident, he is the father of one son. His father was an officer in the United States Air Force. Ben recalls countless conversations with his father about the nation, politics, foreign policy, and relationships between the military, government, diplomats, Israel, the Middle East, Japan, etc. Above all, his father taught him to “keep an open mind but not so open that my brains fall out.” Having adopted the political party whose policies are generally closest to his own, he still has disagreements with it. A party he feels is adrift and lacking a sound rudder.
• Reedkeys – A freelance television professional in the liberal hotbed of New York. Thirty years in broadcasting and 30 million opinions. All of which he now shares with the planet. Fortunately, he makes them quite entertaining … at least, he thinks so! The opinions expressed in his blog, A Conservative Estimate, are a clear view from the traditional, conservative wing of the political spectrum. They don’t call us the “right-wing” for nothing!