Maximus Agitatus, the Daily Agitator
Blue Collar Intellectual and Working Class Warrior and Pick-up Democrat
Hello…I am Professor Dr. Chuq…..Politics….Political Theory….Political Philosophy…..Political History….Political economy…..Political Analyst….Political Sociologist…..Economist….and all round awesome dude (at least in my mind)..in case you were confused….my name is Chuq and NO it is NOT Arabic….though many believe I am some hidden jihadist…..the name comes from Chuqas….means Wolf…….I served two tours in SE Asia from 1967-1970……and thanx to the GI Bill I was educated first in the States and then in England……..
First of all, Info Ink has absolutely nothing to do with Tattoos, Tats, or whatever one wants to call the body art.
Info Ink was a company I started back in the Compuserve days to provide information to the world. Since the web took off the company was not as valuable as it had been. I decided to rename my blog in memory of my old company.
Since starting this blog I have given it a few new names and have settled on Opus Libertas……basically……but we never know…I may in some future time decide it needs a new title or an update……..and viola! The new title will be In Saner Thought…..the title of a small book of poetry I wrote in my youth…..
I am an old fart that has been doing the political thing for 40+ years. I have been a radical, convention delegate, lecturer, teacher, labor activist, political activist and a political writer. And I have yet to see this system work the way it is suppose to from the beginning.
From time to time I will be trying to help my readers understand some complicated things in politics, economics and history…..I feel the more we know the better we are as citizens and especially a voter…..
As a political philosopher I feel compelled to try and educate people on what they are experiencing in the world of politics and political thinking…there are many, many areas of study in the world of politics and most people only know of one…VOTING!
I have spent a lifetime doing what Thomas Paine told me to do, “It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error”.
There will be many different sectors within Info Ink….Inkwell Institute, a think tank, Professor’s Classroom, my bit for political education, Daily Agitator, stuff that just pisses me off and the VOMITORIUM, my attempt to dispel political regurgitation…….there will probably be others as time goes by…..
Then there is lobotero…..the name of my group in Vietnam….basically “Wolf Men”…….
Please enjoy and look forward to hearing from my readers……
A few of my fav quotes:
“Never write a novel when a paragraph will do” GW Watkins (my grandfather)
“Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of Ignorance”
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”– Einstein– Kinda like voting!
“Politics is a combination of two Greek words….’Poli’, meaning people and ‘Tics’, meaning blood sucking insects” Gore Vidal
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” Emma Goldman
“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.”–John Stuart Mill
“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” H. L. Mencken
I welcome any and all comments……and if my reader has an idea for the blog…please feel free to let me know……I am open to anything that will assist people in understanding what is happening in their little slice of America……..I will answer all question that I can and will only resort to blocking those morons that feel they must be insulting…to my thinking, if you answer to a problem is insulting people that do not agree with you, then you have already lost the debate……..
Let the fun begin!