My name is Elaine Meinel Supkis. I never was an anonymous writer online, I always was a real person with a real address and real background. There are many, many people writing online who use fake names or hide their true selves. I am not one of these: I stand by everything written under this name! I feel that one can’t trust strangers hiding behind a mask. Culture of Life News was launched because other hosts of web sites would grow weary of my history lessons or digging up many news stories or graphs or other data that would contradict their own themes and belief systems. Or, other websites ended up being run like Communist re-education camps. Both left and right did the exact same thing: intolerance of all debate. I welcome debate and encourage it. It pleases me to have people from all over the place, come here to interact and do things. It is pure joy, watching people slowly change their minds about one thing or another, based entirely on reading and interacting with opposing views. I have my own ideas, of course. And love wrangling with others in the ‘comments’ section of this news service here. I find it endlessly amazing, the amount of information people are willing to drag into blogs and no one can really run a blog without this generous input! About my background: my family has a very entangled history, we have been members of the Ruling Class since the Battle of Hastings. We came to the New World on the wings of war, battles with the King of England, fleeing to Holland and then coming to New Amsterdam, going up the Hudson Valley. My French ancestors were not nobility but were dissident religious Huguenots, one of whom became a pirate and then settled in the Hudson Valley, too. My grandparents were astronomers, my parents were astronomers, too. I grew up in a number of observatories after being born at Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin. My father had another life: he was an OSS officer in WWII in charge of the rocket program, namely, going deep into Germany to bring back the scientists, rockets and blueprints in April/May 1945. He has been advisor to more than 5 Presidents and I grew up, seeing things from very close up. Including all the goofy, stupid, dangerous and demented things adults do when they want to control the Planet Earth and of course, all those pesky peasants who give rulers endless trouble. I think that the rulers in America have chosen to destroy themselves and this nation and we are now set on a course of destruction. Financially, ethically, psychologically, and religiously, we are going into what I call the ‘Cave of Wealth and Death’ because we want to be rich and powerful, not happy and healthy and free. The chains of wealth pull us into the grave. I believe in Life, not Death. I believe that the only real thing we possess is our souls and this is by far, the most precious thing. Inside the Cave of Wealth and Death are various dire forces: Zero and Infinity, Libra and others which appear in my stories and cartoons. Above all of this flies the constellation Pegasus. This is my icon and I have been a believer in the eternal powers of creativity as expressed by the beliefs and ancient stories of this very old horse/god.