In light of a recent explosion in popularity for my blog I have decided to create a post on what The Thought Foundry Blog is, and isn’t. I am first and foremost an intellectual. On this blog I discuss many things, but mainly social issues, culture, politics, political economy, and philosophy. With the occasional post on astronomy, science, history, etc. I am a socialist and a christian. I am a marxist in most every sense of the word so I typically write from this perspective. The goal of this is to present certain ideas and concepts from a socialist/ marxist perspective, to make the reader think regardless of of their religious, social, or political beliefs. This is the point of The Though Foundry Blog. If you do agree with my views that is okay, but know that you are seeing things from another perspective so please be respectful.
So many go along living with absolute confidence in their beliefs without doing any research into opposing points of view. I try to investigate problems from all sides, if I had not done so I certainly would not be a marxist. I see people with radically different political and religious views than myself who are just as confident as I. Thus the only rational thing to do in light of this fact is to live with faith in these ideals and convictions I hold only insofar as the evidence supports them. This also means to live and accept the possibility that everything I know is wrong. This is how I see the world. Unless you have investigated a problem, you will be deprived of the right to speak on it. Isn’t that too harsh? Not in the least. When you have not probed into a problem, into the present facts and its past history, and know nothing of its essentials, whatever you say about it will undoubtedly be nonsense. Take this advice, investigate, investigate, investigate. Nothing is impossible!
There seems to have been some confusion among some about what this blog actually is so I found it necessary to make this post. The level of criticism of this blog is naturally at a pivotal point. Before you criticize this blog at least know what it is about. I am not a liberal. I’ll put it bluntly, I disdain Hillary Clinton. I am adamantly opposed to the two party system and am an active member of Socialist Alternative. If you are an intellectual like myself you will certainly enjoy this blog.