“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
And whether pigs have wings.”
-Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Just as the Walrus said to the Oysters he was luring to their unwitting doom in the poem recited by Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in Lewis Carroll’s novel, the time has come to talk of many things. And so “American Static” exists to add one more voice to the overwhelming chorus of those found on the internet.
To add to the din, the background noise that so many tune out the way you might tune out radio or TV static.
We hope, however, that we will be able to cut through the static, through the noise, to be loud enough to rise above it. Yes, there are many voices speaking today. Not all of them are speaking intelligently, and there is an abject lack of open and honest discussion in American political dialogue today.
Our aim, such that it is, is to try and change that in some small way in our little corner of the internet. We hope what we write is thought-provoking, even when you don’t agree with it.
Not all of it will be of national interest, and for that we will not apologize. While we don’t agree that all politics is local, much of it certainly is, and it’s worth writing about.
Not all of it will be political. We hope that you find the non-political writing interesting, and entertaining.
So welcome to American Static, however you found it. Now let us talk of many things.