TheThinkingAmerican.com is a blog published by Harry B, a 50 year old American writer living in the Midwestern United States.
What has prompted me to start writing this blog? The short answer is that I love America but find myself deeply saddened by the country’s lack of leadership and near complete dearth of thoughtful, mature dialogue about important issues that affect the society. The major political parties and the dominant media are intellectually moribund on so many critical topics. For virtually every important issue that we face as a nation, I see two equally wrong opposing views. I feel compelled to express my alternative discussion on serious matters. I suspect that I am not alone. I believe that my views will resonate with many thoughtful Americans, Americans who want an alternative to what is happening.
I know this country can do better. I am the grandson of impoverished immigrants. Through the success of my hard-working parents, I was privileged to be able to attend Harvard College and Harvard Business School. I have experienced the true upside of the American dream, working for some of the most well-known corporations in the world. I’ve also experienced the other side of that dream, having been laid off from a Fortune 100 company two weeks after that company announced $10 billion in earnings.
Why am I writing this blog under a pseudonym? This isn’t about me. It’s about this country and its direction both as a society and a force in the world. Who I am not is not important. I’m a “nobody,” a middle class guy who works for living. Yet, given how badly things have gone in this country under the rule of professional politicians and media personalities, perhaps it’s time for the nobodies to make their voices heard. I want to stimulate ideas and thinking. If you’re open to thinking about what’s happening in this country, I invite you to read on. I don’t have all the answers. I don’t even think I have all the questions. If you want that kind of certainty, there are plenty of media outlets that will oblige you in that wish.