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 start trying to look at the whole view of political ideas including their implementation. This change in view was inspired by an article I read on Medium.com called “Plato, radicalism, and ‘good ideas implemented badly’”by Orestis Tsinalis. Taking that perspective both socialism and democracy seem like bad ideas. Does that mean that Democratic Socialism is a bad idea? I also talk about my impending resignation from The Chico Peace And Justice Center and the consequences that may have.
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.
In this episode I try to do some pre production for my radio show surrounding the concept of poverty. I question my experience of poverty and The Reverse American Dream and if it is just relates to my personal mental health issues or it is more of a global post Great Recession Issue. I also talk about my experience reading a history book on the 20th century and how my concept of socialism is different due to coming of age after The Cold War and the fall of The Berlin Wall.