Bluffington – An Introduction

“People are idiots. Including me. Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores.  The only differences among us [are] that we’re idiots about different things at different times.  No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot… Idiocy in the modern age isn’t an all-encompassing, twenty-four-hour situation for most people. It’s a condition that everybody slips into many times a day. Life is just too complicated to be smart all the time.”  – Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

There is the caveat for this entire blog.  I apologize in advance for any idiocy that may come your way through this site. That being said, I do try to look objectively at arguments and not comment on any situations where I really don’t know what I’m talking about. I readily admit I have said and done a lot of stupid things in the past, and I have no doubt I will do so again in the future.  I would hope that people reading can recognize that in themselves too, and at least listen to something you may disagree with. I don’t expect to convince anyone of anything. I only hope I can perhaps make people aware of things you didn’t know were going on, or understand the thought process of a different opinion. If nothing else, maybe you’ll get a laugh.

Here at Bluffington Coast, we* are dedicated to personal liberty and freedom. Maintaining freedom of speech, press, religion (or lack thereof), and personal protection are among the primary aims of the articles here. This is done through direct commentary, satire and within comments and guest articles. Above all we want the truth, and “in a time of deceit, truth is a revolutionary act” –George Orwell. There you have it, I’m a revolutionary.

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I don’t claim to belong to any one political party or group. I hate the idea of labels because there are so many nut-jobs on all wavelengths of the political spectrum. I don’t want to be lumped in with them.  The far-right and the far-left both have their fools.  I might sound like a libertarian, but they are not exempt from the rule of clownery.  They can’t even agree on what libertarianism means. I don’t mind if you want to call me a libertarian–but there are still ideas many libertarians espouse that I don’t agree with.   But like a libertarian, above all I would prefer to err on the side of personal freedom. I try to look at each issue individually and not follow any party bias.

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I want to start out with a few articles that outline some basic ideals, then move into more commentary on current events and satire. Keep coming back for updates.

This site exists mostly as a way for me to organize my own thoughts on politics.  It helps to flesh out full articles rather than spout out a talking point without backing it up. I welcome constructive discussion, as I clearly do not know everything. I try to always keep an open mind to new information, and adjust my positions accordingly. That’s the disclaimer, thanks for reading!

*Yes, I am using we here to sound like I have other people writing and working for me–I currently don’t. If this gains any kind of following I would like to add writers.  Think I’m dead wrong on something? Write a counterpoint and I’ll publish it. Email me if you’re interested or if you just want to yell at me.

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