These are important questions with pleasant answers. At first hand it could be easy to make conclusions about Captain Cynic, just based on our title...
1. a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions and who disbelieves in or minimizes selfless acts or disinterested points of view.
2. a sect of Greek philosophers, 4th century b.c., who advocated the doctrines that virtue is the only good, that the essence of virtue is self-control, and that surrender to any external influence is beneath human dignity.
3. a person who shows or expresses a bitterly or sneeringly cynical attitude.
...but dig deeper and the answer is quite different and more meaningful.
No, we are not "cynics", far from it in fact. Captain Cynic was created for the purpose of discerning truth and identifying the lies that exist in our world and society. A place where people can explore themselves and things around them that they may not feel free to do in their own lives. Captain Cynic was created not due to an affinity or identity with the term 'cynic', but with the awareness that we should not readily accept the notions society projects unto us, for there are many injustices that exist and to understand why they exist calls for an inquisitive mind. Whilst we are inquisitive about the world around us, and encourage others to explore their feelings, thoughts, and the world around them, often that inquisition is not welcomed within the homes, families, communities and societies that people come from. Questioning the 'norm' is often recieved as a hazardous 'habit', with the questioner being ostracised with negativity, seen as a cynic rather than an innocent exploring the nature of the world. Hence whilst upon hearing our name Captain Cynic may sound like a hub for sneering bitter people, we are in truth altruistic people who believe that we should have the freedom to explore ideas without condemnation.