I recently found myself amid an event promising to be a wild ride put on by the Humboldt Area People’s Archive. How could I know that this experience would lead me into a world where what some consider common sense might seem as scarce as a unicorn sighting? Buckle up readers as I break down what I witnessed, be sure to watch the full event video for context.
Upon arriving, I had the pleasure of explaining what our news group represents. When I mentioned that we lean a little more to the right than other local news groups (which could be anything middle of left), she jokingly suggested that I might be in the wrong place. Bless her heart! I reassured her I was exactly where I needed to be. After all, why would I bother covering events that don’t align with my political ideology? Logic, right?
Free Stuff & Slavery
One of the event’s hosts passionately advocated for a general right to food and medical care, at the beginning of the presentation. Naturally, when questioned about the idea of free services being a form of slavery to those who provide them, he deftly pivoted. Suddenly, it was no longer about the collective burden but about individuals being “okay” with it. What a fantastic spin! It’s almost like the concept of personal responsibility went out the window in favor of handouts. Who needs self-sufficiency when we can just let the government handle everything, right?
Politics of a Sinking Ship
The true beauty of this event was its ability to make me question my political sanity, the speakers hopped between political perspectives like squirrels on caffeine. One moment, they were concerned about building code regulations, because who needs safe and structurally sound buildings? The next moment, they were fretting over the stability of our monetary system. Well, I guess it’s getting harder for everyone to justify how empty promises and unsustainable spending may lead to a financial disaster. Together we stand at the edge of the abyss (tinfoil parachute not included).
Speaking of collapses and financial disasters, it was rather amusing to see the presentations earnestly discussing preparedness for such events. The stark contrast of government dependency and trust the science covid compliance seemed all but forgotten or even worse altogether still uncomprehend. Well, better late than never, I suppose.
CHAZ, CHOP, Autonomous Zones & Humboldt Grass-Roots
During Leslie Castellano’s first time at the mic, she managed to mention her support for autonomous zones like the infamous CHAZ or CHOP in Seattle. The utopia where law and order took a vacation, and chaos reigned supreme. It’s truly heartwarming to see someone endorsing such a brilliant display of anarchy and the resulting issues that plagued the area. Kudos, Leslie, for your progressive vision!
Also at the Spectrum of Descent Humboldt Area Foundation event, cannabis entrepreneur, Roy Gomez, questioned the presence of Leslie Castellano on the panel. Did he hit the nail on the head? How could someone who supposedly represents non-violence be associated with the likes of Humboldt Grass Roots Through the Ink People, an organization known for advocating violent practices similar to Antifa?
It seems that as long as you wrap your radicalism in a shiny package of “grassroots activism,” anything goes. So here we have Leslie Castellano, endorsing a group who advocates for violent practices, while simultaneously preaching about peace and unity. Hats off for mastering the art of cognitive dissonance and providing us with a prime example of logic gone astray.
It’s truly remarkable how some people can support individuals with questionable affiliations, all in the name of diversity and inclusivity. I suppose if your cause aligns with the progressive agenda, your past associations and actions can be conveniently overlooked. After all, consistency is overrated when it comes to advancing a given narrative. Let us all marvel at the wonders of selective outrage and double standards. Advocating for violence is acceptable? Well, as long as it serves the greater “progressive” good then (sure why not).
I can’t help but marvel at the experience, the event provided a fascinating glimpse into the minds of those struggling to balance ideology & common sense. From endorsing autonomous zones to advocating for the rights to free stuff, it was a delightful showcase of mental gymnastics. Until next time, fellow patriots. Remember we are all in the same boat, it’s up to all of us help others realize that it’s sinking.