People are awake now.
It continues to pleasantly surprise me how much new interest this election has created. Like em or hate em, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both shook the establishment to it’s core. The oligarchs are afraid, the people are awake, and a massive shift in culture is happening.
Once I get the footage from the meeting I will be doing some cut and commentary on it, which will be posted in a subsequent article.
First, let me get my one technical point out of the way; I really liked the open floor ‘Something To Think About’. I’m always fond of a bottom-up approach to politics, and so providing a forum for current topical issues always appeals to me. What and how people see things is fascinating, and you learn things that simply having a speaker won’t teach.
With that aside, let’s talk about the keynote speaker. John Michener did an excellent job presenting OCPAC and the ballot questions, which I reviewed here. I have to admit, he changed my mind on the ‘Right to Farm’ bill, and I will be voting no. The entire trouble, once again, seems to go back to the horrible language of law and the way it’s designed to be interpreted by lay people as the complete opposite of it’s legal meaning. This by itself is a violation of the people’s trust; how can a people be legitimately ruled by a law they do not understand?
Ultimately, the bill will tie the hands of the State government, meaning any problems that come up then go to the Judiciary and the Federal government, who are basically unaccountable dictators. In fact, like so much of law today, driving control to the Federal and Judicial may well be the point of the bill.
There was a lot of debate and contention over the decriminalization of drugs, with the expected divide between government officials for more government control and intervention, and people like me who oppose it. It will suffice to say I will be covering this in more detail once I have the recording and can do a proper video on the matter.
The thing that struck me the most about the evening was the crowd. I don’t think I have ever seen so many people my age and younger there, and it was good to see. We talked Wikileaks, Infowars, and where the world is heading. My generation and the one below me are going to get hit the hardest by what’s coming, and more and more of us are waking up to just how serious that is. The good news is, many younger people are swinging to the right, and without the pomp and circumstance of past generations that allowed the Progressives to take over the culture. We’re here to fight.
Overall, it was a great experience. Lots of debate, free exchange of ideas, it was a good night.