I’m a 40-something proud American of Cuban descent and a Christian. I can’t stand hyphenated American titles, such as Cuban-American, although I might use them for shorthand purposes only, from time to time. I’m very happily married, with one dog and a young son. We live in Florida.
I have a day job so I run this and other blogs and sites on what little spare time I have. Also, I served proudly in the U.S. Army under Ronald Reagan, the best president in my lifetime. Needless to say, I’m a conservative Republican (although I’m more conservative than Republican).
Why “Dangerous Politics?”
A few years back, for some reason, that name stuck in my mind as a good domain name. And lo and behold, it was available. So I jumped on it and bought it.
I though I’d sell it but no offers came in. I kept renewing it year after year, but nothing.
At the same time, I had this old conservative blog, The Underground Conservative, that I was no longer updating due to a lack of time and frankly, too little traffic to warrant making an effort. Especially with all my time-consuming responsibilities (the day job to support my family and its associated long commute, my son, etc.).
With everything going on in America the last few years, though, I felt compelled to start blogging again. And so I thought Dangerous Politics would be a good, intriguing and enigmatic blog name. So I decided to make the domain name live and start using it as my nom de blog.
What Happened to “The Underground Conservative?”
First, a little history.
I started The Underground Conservative when I worked in an office around the 2004 election, where liberals were quite open and unabashed about their political opinions and choices. This included at least one member of senior management, who openly displayed materials in her office with vulgar references to our President’s name.
Those of us who were conservative Republicans did not feel comfortable expressing ourselves in this atmosphere (and I’m including my direct boss, whose husband–a Marine Iraq war veteran–was running for state office as a Republican at the time).
So we conservatives kept to ourselves, sort of as an underground movement within the office. And that’s where the name The Underground Conservative came from.
But I was single when I started The Underground Conservative. Ironically, I would meet my wife a couple of years later on a conservative dating site (which no longer exists). I kept blogging for awhile after we got married but then we had our son and boy, did life change. I no longer had time to blog and on the rare occasion I did, I had no energy. Children are a serious commitment (but so rewarding)!
When the blogging bug started biting me again in 2014, I knew I wanted to use the name Dangerous Politics. But I thought it would be a shame to let the work I did as The Underground Conservative go to waste. So I figured, why not merge the two blogs into one?
And that is how we became the Brady Bunch, the Brady Bunch, the Brady… oops sorry. That’s how Dangerous Politics came to be!