Megan Cates interviews AltRaged founder Alan J. Yeck to discuss the driving force behind the organization and its goals and contributors.

ALTRAGED was founded in Asheville, NC in 2020 on the belief that the people should come before political parties. Today’s alternative political position isn’t on the left or the right but somewhere down the center – an often forgotten area in today’s political landscape. 

We believe that the two main political parties controlling American politics, and the systems which they operate in, are corrupt and owned by corporations, both domestic and foreign. These corporations, through their financial influence dictate U.S. laws and policies to their own benefit, not only above the needs, wants and will of the American people but more often to the detriment and destruction of the people and our country.

We believe that all people regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, or  ancestry, have the fundamental rights to be treated with respect, justice, compassion, kindness and freedom from fear. 

We believe that all the people have a fundamental right to quality healthcare and education. 

We believe that the people do in fact have the power to remove corrupt politicians, broken systems and corporate influence – and that is exactly what we are going to do.

Let’s build a nation, together,

for all of us to live in.

About Alan J. Yeck

Yeck is a former United States Marine, Special Intelligence Communications as well as an Information Management Officer in the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service, Diplomatic Corps. He has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, Central America as well as 11 years in the Middle East.

He also served in higher education administration for several two and four year institutions in the U.S. as well as overseas. As Director, Associate Dean, and Executive Dean he oversaw degree programs in business, engineering, health sciences, CIS, Graphic Arts, and graduate programs as well as workforce development training. Alan is the author of the theatrical play, “2266” about the abandonment of American POW/MIAs during the Vietnam War and the author of “The Killing of American Higher Education,” about the corrupt student loan industry in the U.S.

The father of six enjoys all things outdoors; hiking, hunting, fishing, bad golf, as well as live music, local artisans and the micro-brewery scene in western North Carolina. 

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

-Abraham Lincoln