Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Blueprint For America


So I've been ranting and raving in this space for a few months, and I have noticed a few things:
  1. Cartoons and memes get the most traffic. It's a bit depressing that I can get 20,000 views of a cartoon in a single day, yet it takes a week to garner 10,000 views of an objective article on campaign finance reform or compulsory public service, or a highly subjective article on how the wheels seem to be coming of the trump bus. Not to be disparaging, but I have found that many people have an attention span of 500 words or less ... and let's face it, I am a long-winded blowhard.
  2. Anything I've written about how the Republicans are monstrous dumbasses, that the GOP is pure, unadulterated evil, and so on, elicits two broad flavors of responses: liberals agree unquestioningly, and conservatives immediately dismiss it as "biased hackery1." With this project I am hoping to actually open up some civil discourse between the two sides and get some constructive dialogue happening.
  3. My mental state deteriorates noticeably when I descend into negativity, and improves proportionately when I post stuff that is constructive and offers solutions. Therefore, any name-calling that happens here going forward is done so for comedic and/or shock value and is not meant to be taken seriously. Unless it is, and only I know which is which.

So, with all that being said, I am taking this opportunity to announce that I will will be launching an effort to create a new Blueprint For America, a plan to take this country forward. Each installment will represent a chapter in a new book with an amazing title, the best title ever, nobody writes better titles than me, that will present a coherent vision for the future of this country2. These articles will present a clear vision for the United States going forward (obviously from a liberal standpoint), with reliable data to support my propositions.

The idea here is to give liberals something from which they can build, a platform on which to base their arguments, but also to engage conservatives in the discussion as well ... after all, hard as it may be to believe, conservatism has value and cannot be excluded from the conversation.

These installments will each cover a different area of policy, from immigration, to domestic economic policy, to foreign affairs, to health care3, and so on. Each installment will be released as it is finished, with no set schedule.

And not for nothing, but I am also looking for information and assistance on distribution of the final product. If there's anyone out there who knows anything about publishing, or knows someone who knows stuff, or maybe even is a reputable agent interested in helping with this project, please feel free to contact me and we can get this thing underway.

So that is what you can expect in the coming days, weeks, and months from me, the Blowhard Pundit. I gotta lie down.

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1True story: I published an article and two conservative acquaintances of mine immediately launched into attacks against it ... then they subsequently let it slip that they hadn't even read the damned thing to begin with. I threatened to publish a pro-trump article under an anti-trump headline just so they could rail against it only to look like complete and utter fools to anyone who actually read it. I may still do that.

2This book will be for available for purchase when completed, with the resulting funds being used for purely personal, frivolous reasons ... and maybe a 1959 Cadillac if it generates enough dough.

3I have already published a call for suggestions for a comprehensive health care plan to be presented to legislators; this can be found here.

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