Frequently Asked Questions
10/06/2039 8:08 AM ET
Frequently Asked Questions


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The Huntington Courier


What is the Huntington Courier?
Why did you create the Huntington Courier?
Is this about same-sex marriage?
Do you really think this stuff will happen?
Why did you come up with subjects so repulsive?
Are the opinions on this site yours?

Behind The Scenes

Who are the writers?
How many people were involved in creating HC?
How long did it take to create HC?
Is this a one-time publication?
I found an error/broken link. How can I let you know?
I found an inconsistency in your timeline. How can I let you know?
I found a factual error. How can I let you know?
Are you looking for any help?

The Author

Who are you?
Are you a bigot? You must be.
Are you on social media?
Are you a Republican?
So you're a Bible-thumper. How annoying are you?
I'm loving this thing. How do I give to support the author?
Are you the world's worst webdesigner?
Should I actually try those donuts?



What is the Huntington Courier?



HC is a theoretical plaything which I created out of concern for the path the Western world is heading. I took current social, political and economic trends and speculated where they might lead, and explained the end results through the format of a fictional progressive media outlet.

Most of the articles are designed to provoke the imagination - could that really happen? Others are simply contextual, in order to break up the pattern of shock. The remnant are filler with hopefully a few interesting points thrown in there.

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Why did you create the Huntington Courier?



I'm greatly concerned that the world is heading down a road where everyone does what is right in his own mind. The world - which is led in everything by the Western world - is embracing the notion of subjectivity while throwing out any objective measure of what is right or wrong.

I personally feel this incredibly dangerous. If we have no external way of ascertaining truth/lies, right/wrong then what we have is sort of intellectual chaos where anything goes. Right now we're not at that point - most people are happy for consensus to decide the truth of whatever issue.

The problem lies in not being able to tell anyone that they are wrong. In twenty years, when society has accepted something you find "wrong" - you are the bigot.





The best example of the replacement of objectivity with subjectivity that I ever saw was this video.

Married to the weaponization of words - "harm", "danger", "safety", "injury", "inclusion", "diversity", "dialogue", "inequality", "bullying", "hate speech", "oppression", this trend is going to make social conflict a way of life, and may lead to something worse.

HC is a website which serves to function as a snapshot of a possible future in the hope that we can avoid that future.

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Is this about same-sex marriage?



Same-sex marriage was only the springboard for my thinking. Most conservatives knew which way the Supreme Court was going to vote simply by feeling the winds of change sweeping the country.

I would subjectively add that it felt that much was offered prior to Obergefell about same-sex marriage being some sort of terminus with no follow-on action.

It became obvious that same-sex marriage was a beginning, not an end. The broad evolution of transgender rights and action against some Christians unwilling to service same-sex weddings confirmed in my mind that this was bound to be an ongoing process - perhaps leading to some of the issues explored in HC.

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Do you really think this stuff will happen?



I think some of the questions posited by HC will be accepted by Western society. In some cases fringe discussion or acceptance right now may lead to more general acceptance later - the only questions is when.

For example:

Post-birth abortion (HC) | Post-birth abortion (real world today)
Transableism (HC) | Transableism (real world today)
Acceptance of racial segregation (HC) | Acceptance of racial segregation (real world today)

It's often a very short footstep that takes us from vilification → justification → normalization → approbation.

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Why did you come up with subjects so repulsive?



It was a conscious choice to follow the patterns the world is following - based on the previously discussed subjectivity/objectivity exchange.

In short I believe in the slippery slope theory. No one (that I have read) has offered a coherent defence against polygamy from the liberal side of the equation, because polygamy is consistent with a current liberal understanding of normal sexual relations.

In other words, restrained only by consent (which also encompasses age vis-à-vis the age of consent).

Continuing down that path, much of what HC suggests is at least feasible. I didn't set out to explore the the most revolting subjects, I set out to earnestly discover in this little sandbox, whether it could be articulated reasonably by a media outlet in the near future.

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Are the opinions on this site yours?



Categorically not. I'm trying to empathize with the way progressive people writing for a fictional future media outlet may think and express themselves on a range of issues. I'm using imagination.

These are not my views or opinions.

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Who are the writers?



The writers are all fictional people. The names are fictional and their images were taken from either the public domain or with an appropriate license for adaptation and redistribution.

I wrote all the articles myself.

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How many people were involved in creating HC?



I wrote the articles, created the website and populated it with content.

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How long did it take to create HC?



The 2034 edition, which was published in 2016, took about 6 months from writing the first article to the end of the web design process.

The 2039 edition, published in 2017, took roughly the same amount of time but is ongoing because more articles will be drip-fed through the next 12 months.

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Is this a one-time publication?



HC is in its second edition and more are planned.

You can view previous editions here.

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I found an error/broken link. How can I let you know?



Please e-mail me here with as much detail as you can. Thank you!

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I found an inconsistency in your timeline. How can I let you know?



Please e-mail me here regarding what you think is inconsistent. Please provide as much detail as you can.

If I disagree, I'll try to write and let you know why.

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I found a factual error. How can I let you know?



Please e-mail me here providing as much detail as possible.

If I disagree, I'll try to write and let you know why.

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Are you looking for any help?



If you'd like to assist in the next edition of HC, and you have expertise in the following fields:

- web design
- graphic design
- legal

please feel free to get in touch.

If you wish to write for HC, please contact me, advising your area of knowledge (politics/sci-tech/religion/economics/etc). Please provide links to any writing you have done.

I can be contacted here.

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Who are you?



I'm a man who enjoys reading about the world, mainly in the form of editorials and columns. I'm an Evangelical Christian who considers myself conservative.

I try to live out the teachings of the Bible, I fail a lot at it, and I try to repent. My greatest allegiance is to the Lord.

I love to write and have loved it since I was small, and the episodic nature of something like HC suits me.

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Are you a bigot? You must be.



I'm not. Firstly, a bigot is someone who can't tolerate others' opinions. I can tolerate others' opinions, but I do disagree with those opinions sometimes.

Secondly, I believe in the Biblical call to love people - regardless of SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity), race, abled status, or other identity. I don't feel hate or discomfort toward people who are different than myself.

I think the greater concern is the speed with which some demonize others, than this new thing called "bigotry". I would rather see people as humans; even the fictional people who occupy space in HC. That's one reason I decided to write through the lens of progressives. I want to at least try to see their view.

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Are you on social media?



HC has a Facebook account and a Twitter account. Feel free to engage with the author on either.

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Are you a Republican?



No, I'm not. I don't consider myself political, and I'm trying to withdraw myself from having political opinions because I can't square it away with trying to be a faithful follower of Jesus.

In my humble opinion there is far too much compromise and opportunism in politics, and even if there weren't, it would still be a very secular activity requiring a secular response.

Besides which, the current crop of Republicans is...disappointing, to say the least.

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So you're a Bible-thumper. How annoying are you?



Not much, I don't think. I'm fairly quiet, I don't shove my opinion in anyone's face, I don't march in rallies, sign petitions or join organizations.

I try to be as kind and charitable to other people as I can, in thought and deed. Basically, treating others as I'd have them treat me.

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I'm loving this thing. How do I give to support the author?






If you click here you can support me by giving an amount of your choice (I use PayPal as my payments gateway). Just click the button to the side and choose any amount you like.

Thank you!


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Are you the world's worst webdesigner?



It's definitely possible...it's between me and a couple guys in North Korea.

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Should I actually try spiders as a snack?



I wouldn't.

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