About The Bear
I am a retired corporate executive that has traveled some dark roads in my life and not always willingly or by my own choice. I am a husband, a brother, an uncle, a father and a grandfather and each of those roles, along with what I have experienced, defines my life in one way or another.
I am also a conservative heretic.
By that I mean that I am conservative by nature but don’t subscribe to the brand of conservative politics being practiced these days. I don’t know what it is but it ain’t conservative. It lacks principles, integrity and seems to exist for little purpose other than to obtain and maintain political power. I fail to see how that is any different than the politics of the other parties.
My family is multi-racial and international. We are conservative and liberal, heterosexual and gay, young and old, Christians, Buddhists and agnostics. We are multilingual with various members speaking two and three languages that include some combination of English, French, Dutch, Japanese, Mandarin, Nigerian and some Spanish, Russian and sign. My grandson could sign before he was a year old and could speak.
In other words, I come from a family that is an average representation of a cross-section of society.
I started this blog with the intent of having a place where I could explore my thoughts by writing them down. I didn’t intend the site to be anything more than what it is, an exercise in the right of freedom of expression. I don’t impose my views on others and have no issue with those who don’t agree with me.
I’m not trying to change anyone’s opinions, just explore my own. While I welcome comments that both agree and disagree with me, I don’t suffer fools gladly. I have a high degree of tolerance for everything except intolerance, bad manners, hypocrisy and stupidity. I consider dishonest behaviour to be a combination of all four and I consider stupid people to be the single greatest threat faced by our society today.
For me, stupidity has nothing to do with educational level. It is a willful ignorance of facts and a blind observance to ideology. It is the refusal to hold those one supports to the same standard as those they oppose. Some of stupidest people I’ve ever known were the best educated which isn’t much of a recommendation for our modern educational system..
I appreciate the fact that you took the time to visit A Bear’s Rant. Hopefully you found something here that will encourage you to want to return. If not, thanks for dropping by.