CLEARNFO was created on July 21, 2014 to present clear, easily understandable analysis on current and historical events along with some useful personal and professional information that you can use now. This site is my attempt to add my voice and the voice of others to the ‘Great Conversation‘ that began at the dawn of history. There will be an unavoidable prejudice in favor of the ‘Western Cannon‘, but I will make every attempt to include all rational views fairly and provide documentation and source information on which my assumptions and analyses are based. Additionally, it is my view that individual rights and the requisite responsibilities supporting these rights have been constantly under attack by powerful, yet generally unknown forces who seek to control individuals across the globe. I seek to expose these efforts with the hope that a better understanding of these critical issues will be easily exportable into the general public. My Core Values are Fiscal Responsibility; Constitutionally Limited Government & Free Markets.
“We believe that the reduction of the citizen to an object of propaganda, private and public, is one of the greatest dangers to democracy. A prevalent notion is that the great mass of the people cannot understand and cannot form an independent judgment upon any matter; they cannot be educated, in the sense of developing their intellectual powers, but they can be bamboozled. The reiteration of slogans, the distortion of the news, the great storm or propaganda that beats upon the citizen twenty-four hours a day all his life long mean either that democracy must fall a prey to the loudest and most persistent propagandists or that the people must save themselves by strengthening their minds so that they can appraise the issues for themselves.”
From Robert M. Hutchins, page xiii
December 1, 1951
Preface to the Great Books of the Western World.
The Great Conversation
Personal background: I was the owner / operator of a small corporation for many years which was sold to a telecommunications company. My businesses have included: Mortgage Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Land Development, Software Development and consulting. My Investment Analysis Software received favorable reviews in several national publications including PC Magazine and the Wall Street Computer review. Currently, I am Chief Executive Officer at The World Federation of Iconoclasts; I hold a PMP, and do technical project and program management for various corporations.
I hope you enjoy this site and find it informative, thought provoking and useful!
– David Brown
“Make men wise, and by that very operation you make them free. Civil liberty follows as a consequence of this; no usurped power can stand against the artillery of opinion.”: William Godwin – (1756-1836)
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