i3t – The Reluctant Return

A lots gone on since I wrote as i3t. The world has changed.

When I began using the name i3t it stood for Is This The Truth? I was 21, recovering from cancer, and getting fed up with the world around me. The press and Politicians constantly contradicted each other. Reading the wildly different opinions Is This The Truth? Was the only question worth asking.

Over the years I’ve written off and on under the name. I’ve changed as I’ve gotten older and so has the world.

The last time I wrote with any regularity was the Brexit referendum. With both sides, leave and remain, sprouting half truths and outright lies I tried to be as impartial as possible to get the truth of both sides of the argument.

3 and a half years later? Let’s be honest Brexit is still no closer to becoming a reality and it’s going to be a key issue in the upcoming General Election. The country is more divided than its ever been in history with both Remain and Leave supporters being encamped in their positions and point blank refusing to listen to the other side much less to compromise.

It’s gotten ugly. So very ugly out there. And it’s only getting worse.

So, perhaps against my better judgment, I’m back. And I’m going to do my best to fact check the upcoming election and see if we can get to the bottom of what’s going on in the world.

And then maybe, just maybe, we can begin to move forward and to heal as a nation.

In 2012 Great Britain was at an all time high. The Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics brought us together as a nation. That feels a lifetime ago. Not 7 years.

Is that golden age lost forever? Or can we finally move on.

Who knows?

Over the coming weeks expect me to be going through this election with a magnifying glass to see if the claims of the main Parties are actually true.

I’m also going to be having a look at how the worlds changed, the rise of Fake News, and a look at the current war of the Generations going on. Millennial, Baby Boomer, and GenX.

It’s been long overdue and if I’m honest? I feel like I’ve pulled out of my self imposed exile for one more go around. But there you go.

The world needs someone to look at the bigger picture answer the question:

Is This The Truth?