Jim O’Brien is a former Marine (a terrible one), government employee, defense contractor, and a small business owner. He is also an American Patriot that is fiercely dedicated to the Absolute and Inalienable Right of an Individual to express his or her Personal Conscience without fear of reprisals. This blog was motivated by the wishy-washy presentation of news as “facts” while lacking ideological and/or theological context. This site examines the issues of the day, as they arise, and places them into context from the vantage point of a uniquely independent American philosophy.
Jim holds two Masters Degrees: a MBA from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. With regard to the latter, Jim studied Islamic Culture and Security Studies, with an emphasis on Iran and its use of terror groups to achieve its strategic objectives. His research, which culminated in the completion of his graduate thesis, was published by the Security Studies Institute and has been widely cited in research publications in the United States, Canada, Israel, and Germany.
Jim has worked in more than seventy countries and he has led projects in developed and volatile locations alike. Some of the countries within which Jim has worked include Afghanistan, Israel, Armenia, Lebanon, Iraq, Cote d’Ivoire, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Kenya, Romania, Pakistan, and India… to name a few. He has worked first hand with medical professionals and administrators in the poorest communities in the the world. He has led projects and missions through conflict zones on behalf of the US military, the US government, and international humanitarian organizations.
Jim has witnessed first hand the degradation and inhumanity of economic and social collectivism. It is this first hand witness and a deep knowledge of both business and history that has motivated the construction of this website. It is dedicated to fight the hell that is brought by those who claim to bring “salvation” through a personal submission to the greater needs of the state. It is dedicated to fight against those who claim to bring social justice through the suppression of another party’s rights.
Jim has created this site as a learning forum for those who know something is wrong, but cannot articulate the root causes of that wrong.
You can email him at Jim@baconbooksandbullets.com