Hello to all,
For those of you who know me through my former pseudo blog utilizing a popular email service, I need no introduction.
For those of you who do not know who I am, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Rafe Garcia, I am a municipal worker for a Southern California Municipality and I began writing for the purpose of providing a platform for fellow Union workers to have a voice and promote reform within my Union.
As a result, I learned a few things along the way.
One of which is that I enjoy writing and I wanted to continue writing and opining on social issues as well as Labor issues that affect my work, my life and the public in general.
In my mind, I wanted to create a website which I could provide links and sources to information and data related to social issues of our time, historical perspective and political perspective.
I am an unapologetic progressive liberal.
I have a mean streak running through me, so do not mistake liberalism for weakness nor naivete.
I am a Vietnam Veteran, Chu Lai Vietnam, 1968.
I was activated for the first Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, though I was not deployed.
I was on active duty when the U.S. invaded Iraq after September 11, 2001.
I was in North Africa in 2004 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
My uncle fought in WW II.
One brother fought in the Korean War.
Another brother was aboard an American warship in 1962 participating in the Cuban Missile Crisis quarantine of Cuba.
I am presently a staunch supporter of the State of Israel in its right to defend itself against the encroaching threat of Islamic insanity.
On that note, I shall close this, my first post and I look forward to growing and learning this challenging new medium. New medium to me, that is.
And I look forward to hearing from and exchanging views and ideas with many of the readers that I have so fondly engaged with these past few years.
Love, Peace and Happiness