Welcome to Prometheus-Speaks.org, a blog that seeks to provide readers with intriguing and original thinking on a variety of topics. On this blog you will encounter posts that venture into such subjects as politics, culture, economics, psychology, and spirituality, to name just some. (Of course, I do not pretend to be an expert on all of these subject areas, but I do my best to be reasonably fluent in all the topics on which I post.) In essence, it will be a “renaissance’ thinker’s delight. To those who may criticize this blog as an exercise in dilettantism, I can only say that I have always regarded dilettantism as underrated. In this vein, I hope that you will find here stimulating discourse on important subjects and events.
One thing you will notice about this blog is that I try to keep posts relatively brief. (As many of the topics on which I blog are complex, this will not be an easy task.) There are two reasons why I intend to keep entries as brief as possible. First, I tend to write economically and abjure the long-winded prose of so many posts on the internet. Second, I am well aware that readers are busy and deserve efficiently crafted entries. In addition, rather than post entries on a daily or regular basis, I will post entries as I churn them out, the timing of which will depend on my personal schedule. Thank you for your understanding.
I have named the blog Prometheus Speaks for a very important reason. For those who are not familiar with the Greek myth of Prometheus, he was a Titan who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humanity, contrary to Zeus’s command. In punishment for his defiance, Zeus had Prometheus bound to a rock where each day an eagle would devour his liver, only for it to regrow and be eaten again the following day. Throughout his torment, Prometheus never regretted making his gift to humanity and defying the will of the gods. (You may be relieved to know that Heracles, with Zeus’s permission, eventually freed Prometheus.)
In the spirit of Prometheus’s chutzpah, this blog will sometimes take positions and perspectives that are at variance with conventional thought and opinion. It will thus renew Prometheus’s courage and commitment to serving humanity, bringing valuable insight and information to readers, even if they differ from the predilections of the masses. To quote Albert Einstein, “What is right is not always popular, and what is popular is not always right.” I recognize that this may anger many out there at times, but I hope they will spare me Prometheus’s fate.
So, let’s defy the gods together and live by the glow of Prometheus’s torch!