Established following the 2008 election as An American Idiot, this blog was a reaction to the hard left turn America was taking. It seemed to me common sense was being labeled idiocy and idiocy was becoming high intellect. George Bush’s entire Presidency was largely a reaction to the attacks of 9/11 and now America was reacting to him. That reaction was being magnified by a hard-left media establishment, that seemed more interested in ideology than reporting the facts.
A music fan, I was inspired to name the blog after the Green Day song when I heard the song played on election day. The young college-aged DJ excitedly told listeners that anyone who voted for McCain was an idiot, capitalism would soon be dead, and Obama would be our Robin Hood savior.
And thus this blog was born.
Since the first post people have been confused and opportunistic regarding the blog name. Some people had a hard time reading it because they stumbled on the name. Others thought they were being cleaver when they attacked the name. Thus after months of consideration I decided to rebrand the blog.
Another musical inspiration was leading me toward the name City of Delusion after the Muse song, but that name seemed to narrow my focus on Washington DC. I considered many other musical references but none felt right. The name had to encapsulate what I am trying to do. My strong desire to tie the name to a musical piece I enjoy kept dragging me down.
Then inspiration hit me. I could just modify a musical reference to fit my motif. Thus, Chronicles of Delusion was born.
I wanted to start this blog to comment on America’s evolution, post 9/11 and post Bush. I wanted to explore some of the often illogical logic jumps and conclusions the press and Americans make. I also wanted to chronicle the policies of President Obama. Hopefully, I have been intelligent, humorous, and not hysterical.
I would love to garner comments from readers, intelligent counter-arguments and comments of agreement. It has always been my desire to have intelligent dialog and develop some sort of community. That goal has been hard to achieve, in part, I believe, due to a stigma created by the name.
Feel free and encouraged to comment. Try to sound intelligent and avoid personal ad hominem attacks. I know if you’re liberal this will be difficult.
If you like the blog please add me to your blogroll. Let me know and I’ll return the favor!
— American Centinel