I write when I believe that I am right,
but often I would prefer that you could prove me wrong.
I hit the keyboard when noticing that media and politicians sidestep critical facts or arguments. My intentions are noble, but I upset some because omissions and distortions in political discussions are not accidental. There are money, political interests, or human biases in play.
Some readers find my writing offensive because I question what they believe is the truth. Who likes that? But, on the other hand, who wants to stay misinformed? What is another way to find out?
So, some of you read my texts. I get a few comments; hence, I know that not all of my followers are bots. I suspect that many are. I appreciate your feedback. If you do not like my confident writing style, blame my readers who wrote back to me.
When I found even a grain of truth in their critique, I adjusted my message. After fine-tuning it for half a century, I am much more assured of what I write. Please do not feel offended; instead, have fun trying to prove me wrong.
In the mainstream media, political writing consists mostly of pundits lecturing their audience. For me, it is a conversation. We nurture that spirit of dialogue in Virtual Agora, a Medium publication where I am an editor. If you are a writer, please consider joining us.