My name is Chuck Rogér—pronounced like “Roget” in Roget’s Thesaurus. Thank you for visiting my website.
Born in New Orleans of half Cajun and half German-Irish-Spanish-French ancestry, I am an unhyphenated American cayoodle. (To find out what a “Cajun” is, please visit my “Cajun Heritage” section.)
After four years as an engineer and then manager at Texas Instruments in Stafford, Texas, I went to work for Intel Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona from 1982 to 1999. Those years brought increasing management responsibility. Through research, reports, proposals, and more than 3,500 speeches and lectures to audiences of all sizes, I enjoyed opportunities to influence tens of thousands of people.
In 1999, I left a wonderful career as an Intel executive for a less stressful life.
With two adult children of our own, my high school sweetheart and wife Sandy of 37 years and I were blessed with our first grandson in our mid forties. Now, ten years later, we have three more grandsons. All blue, no pink.
Since leaving Intel, I earned the massage diploma, worked my own massage business, taught anatomy, physiology, and massage, designed and built custom furniture, conducted genealogy research, did some fly and saltwater fishing, and mixed in a bit of guitar and piano playing. A teaching stint at an “alternative” health care college immersed me in a world that provided daily visibility into the motivations and behaviors of garden variety liberals (progressives) as well as seriously ”out there” characters.
In 2006, after tracing five centuries of family ancestry and starting to write about what I’d discovered, I could no longer simply watch as progressivism tore down America. I embraced a new focus for my research and my writing.
Over the last century, progressives have weakened America by replacing reason with emotion in the areas of culture, economics, and education. Progressives have endangered American prosperity by driving radical changes in taxation, regulation, and fiscal policy, all based on emotional ideology as well as corrupted climate and environmental “science.”
On Clear Thinking, I analyze and expose the shredding of the fabric of our society and economy by pseudo-intellectuals who threaten to spend Americans into oblivion in search of impossible physical and social panaceas. I write mostly about how the American left is trying to erase the American dream.
P.S. On Clear Thinking, readers may find the occasional lambasting of concepts and contentions put forth by conservatives. Although rarer among conservatives than among progressives, purely ideological, evidence-free claims are not unknown on the right side of the sociopolitical spectrum.