American Everyman was started in June of 2007 by me, Scott Creighton, as an on-line diary more than anything else, but as time went on it became an expression of change. My change.
It’s a collection of theories, writing, news, rants, doodles, and just jumbled up words stuck on a page floating in an eternity of “1″s and “0″s.
I focus on exploring the truth about what happened on Sept. 11th 2001, the plight of the Palestinian people, and the ever quickening tide of globalization (New World Order) in America. Sometimes these topics mean we look at current events, sometimes they require us to shake off what we have been taught about our history; what we have done to other people in other nations.
I do this now because I know these stories, these truths, may not survive the turning. Our nation looks to be on the verge of a totally new system of government – not socialism, not democracy, not even the constitutional republic which it was formed… but something else entirely. So I write these articles and post these posts in hopes that others will learn or start to.
American Everyman is just one of a diminishing number of websites dedicated to exposing what really lies behind the side show of politics and the artificial glory of our history.
What started out as simply a little personal journal of sorts has been viewed and accepted by many others and is widely read. I am very pleased with that.
I hope you enjoy the site. If you wish to give me a suggestion or just tell me off (you won’t be the first so at least make it unique), my email is below. Thanks for stopping by.
Scott Creighton – American Everyman
more about why I chose “willyloman”…
“Death of a Salesman” was first produced in New York in 1949. It was written by Arthur Miller and was described as a scathing review of the American Dream of achieving wealth and success without regard of character or integrity or principles.
The excesses of the post war 1940’s produced allot of national self reflection. Sayed Kotb and Leo Strauss both looked at this developing American Dream and came to many of the same conclusions about how potentially disastrous it could become. Kotb would go home to Egypt with visions of Vanguards of an Islamic State that would protect the people from this corrupt Western Culture. Strauss taught at the University of Chicago. He too was deeply concerned about this culture of Liberal Freedoms because it would encourage people to question everything; all values and moral truths. Without a shared system of values, liberalism would shatter communal ties and lead to anarchy. His solution was to wrap people in a comfortable web of Noble Lies of religion and National Destiny.
Straussian Philosophy in the hands of young idealists like Irvin Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz would transform itself into the Neoconservative Movement.
Kotb would return to Egypt and join the Muslim Brotherhood to struggle against British rule with Gen. Nasir. When they won, Gen. Nasir began to set up a secular government and the Brotherhood and Kotb vowed to overthrow Nasir. Kotb would be captured and imprisoned for many years and he continued to write. Deeply influenced by Kotb, a student named Amen Zuwaheri took up his cause for the formation of an Islamic State, free of Western greed and individualism. Zuwaheri would become the mentor of one Osama bin Laden.
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was given to Arthur Miller in 1949. His play is arguably the only true example of a classic Tragedy, in the Greek style, ever written by an American Playwright and it is just as relevant today as it was on opening night in 1949. Perhaps, in this given context, even more.
Willy Loman became a part of our shared history and his roots are forever intertwined with history. His conflict is very similar to ours.
This Blog and these posts are dedicated to the vision of both Arthur Miller and Willy, his everyman. In hopes that we find a resolution to the conflict that lies within us all.
This site does not pretend to speak for Mr. Miller nor know his views on any matter. Rather, it is created in the spirit of one of the greatest American characters of all time. And the influence “Death of a Salesman” has had on this blogger.