In this episode Nicolas takes the time to examine reformists thinking from FDR to Bernie Sanders. Ultimately they conclude that reformist thinking is a dead end. Much as they might want to believe in it.
In this episode Nicolas attempts to crystallize the philosophical difference between liberals and leftists. Upon doing this they realize that supporting Bernie Sanders requires a sacrifice of their core beliefs. A realization that must be explored on another episode due to server space limitations
In the face of a seemingly unwinnable political situation Nicolas finds themselves stuck and attempting to cope by analyzing the reality of the situation. Their words of wisdom? Think critically, laugh when possible and admit when stuck.
In this episode I talk about how far left my activist bent has taken me over the past eight year and how it serves to isolate me. I question whether the isolation is worth it. I also talk about gender identity and the stigma, stress, and alienation of changing pronouns. I conclude with the announcement that I am gender questioning pan-sexual who’s pronouns are they/them.