"Truth, Justice and Morality have no political affiliation"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A Middle Of The Road Viewpoint
Allen J Duffis - Biography
author is a Technical Specialist who has traveled to and worked in, for
extended periods, over 30 countries.
this time, he has served as a Development Chemist for a U.S. based international
company in Connecticut, and a Technical Director of a company in India
for over two years. He was also a partner and Technical Director of a
Swiss based international consulting company for six years. And he is
the holder of three European patents for plastics chemical processes.
The author and his wife now reside in New Hampshire
where he runs a technical consulting company. He is an active Op Ed contributor
to various newspapers and magazines
What is a Conservative
I have been asked that question by my readers many times,
for they tend to find this website's title, as well as its content, to be
intriguing. Most continue to come back time and again because, for in the most
part, they find our take on politics and other matters of interest and concern
- different. However, it is time to explain what this website is all about, and
where I am coming from as a Conservative Independent. So here goes:
It is our evaluation that most of Middle America is Conservative in their
thinking patterns. But conservatism for this group, formerly known as "The
Silent Majority" is not the extremism of Neo conservatism, nor is it
the extreme Left excesses of Neo liberalism. They are conservative in their
thinking pattern, and tend to lean toward the arena of reasonable compromise; a
political position generally identified as - Middle of the Road.
They are a core group that in most situations, if given reliable access to non
politicized facts and the time to reason and think will, for the most part-
take the middle ground. In other words, they are willing to make reasonable
gradual compromise to inevitable change, as long as that change is not so
dramatic as to impact destructively, their core values or social comfort
levels. And because they can think and compromise, more and more are becoming
Independent voters. They are the new - Thinking Class.
Secondly, it is our contention that many of the guiding principles of Science can very often be applied to achieve an effective theoretical appraisal of what
takes place in the human condition. This is to say not so much for prediction,
but rather as an explanation of what often appears to be, in the light of
certain incontrovertible facts - incomprehensible human behavior.
Within this realm of future planning we also make judicious application of the
greatest engine for future projection ever devised, that being the technically
precise, nonpolitical genre of Speculative Fiction, loosely referred to
as - Science Fiction. Yes, well written thought provoking and well
thought out literate scenarios that heed no social barriers, more often than
not written and devised by professionals in the sciences, have proven to be of
great value in our pursuit of likely outcomes to social situations in our
increasingly chaotic world.
As far back as the late 1950's, there have been many speculative fiction
future-projection novels and stories written in intricate detail, laying out
many of the problems that plague society today. They have forecast the drug
usage revolution and it's impact on society, the rise of the mega corporation
and their ability to control the actions of elective governments, and they
predicted with incredible accuracy the rapid dissolution of the nuclear family
structure, as well as the globalization of American society as frighteningly
portrayed in the 1982 film "Blade Runner". And it would be well to
remember that the 9-11 disaster was clearly envisioned in speculative novels,
many times, decades before it actually occurred. A point toward which I quote
the final words of former governor of New Jersey, Thomas Kean, Chairman of the
9-11 committee upon completion of their damning report:
"...The most important
failure was one of imagination."
many have noted we very often employ the entirety or specific scenes from well made, scripted and acted motion pictures as part and parcel of our explanation
of intensely serious and often difficult to comprehend complex human subjects.
This is a matter of communicative choice and what we consider to be one up on
the old axiom of 'one picture is worth a thousand words.' A static picture may
make a bold statement that cannot be rationalized, but a well crafted
theatrical production is far superior at delivering the element of
'understanding and comprehension.' The reason for this being that what people
can see, acted out before their eyes, will more often than not move them to
place themselves in some part of that scene. When they do so their quotient of
understandability will often triple or quadruple. But the most important point
is that the cinematic experience, done well, can be understood by the widest
range of intelligence levels - often referred to as the audience. In other
words, just about everyone participating in the viewing experience will get the