1. Because I can (same as with writing a worthless blog). If the idiots on the right can spout poison, I should be allowed to state a personal opinion.
2. Duh, Freedom of Speech.
3. Because I'm angry about the decline of a once-great country. It has taken too many wrong turns for too many wrong reasons. I don't have the answers, but I can recognize mistakes. Reading history helps to enlighten...and to anger.
4. I want to point out the obvious in hope that those with a less-firm grasp might notice and become outraged enough to fix things (never happen, but delusion can be soothing).
5. The best criticism is that which hopes to lead to something "better". I point out weaknesses, failures, and abuses (as I see them) in a system/country in which I used to believe. One sees one's country differently from afar and in comparison. Others are at fault for my loss of faith.
I have learned to take the good with the bad, but have noticed that the balance is tipping in the wrong direction for the majority in the land of my birth. Greed, arrogance, and stupidity are at fault. There's no pill to cure those three diseases, so common in people in power.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.