In this episode Nicolas does their best to come up with a coping and survival mechanism for the times ahead. They conclude that the best approach is to develop a tight knit group of people that one can support and get support from. They also talk about their vote, the problematic mechanics of representation and the potential of the sociocratic mechanic. Finally, they mention their new flight sim service offers.
In this episode Nicolas indulges in some academic philosophical thinking by laying out their ideal government (direct democracy with socialist values). They then point out all the problems and land in a somewhat hopeful nowhere
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 Nicolas goes on a somewhat coherent rant about the owners, the people they exploit, the fighting spirit and much more. The going theory being that it’s better to express than to bottle up.
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 detail a Chico City Council Meeting where landlords co-opted a discussion on Good Cause Evictions. I talk about how this event has effectively killed all the other policy ideas I’ve been working on up to this point and how this may impact my professional life.
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.