Thursday night’s meeting at the Bipartisan Cafe merits, by its singularity, inclusion in this more signal means of communication, than in a set of emails. For the one thing, the meeting started early: at six pm Matt Folger, to whom previous readers of this blog will need no introduction, and I were already in consultation over modest quantities of non-alcoholic beverages.
At 6:50 Travis Weedon arrived, informing us of the important address to be given by Michelle Alexander at the Emanuel Temple (1033 N. Sumner) on 16 January, from 5 to 8:30 pm [Ms Alexander, the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, will not be taxed with speaking for over 3 hours; but she is the main speaker at the event]. We three also discussed nuclear power, in a philosophic mode; is it exploitation to make use of the radioactive decay found in nature to produce efficient energy for the use of mankind?
At 7:15 the treasurer of the Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party arrived: Scott Green. With him came two other gentlemen, Alexander Bertich and “James”. Alexander, Travis, and Scott then launched a one-hour discussion. We didn’t expect it to last over an hour, there were periods of relaxed musings, but we all came out of it friends. Bibliographic details available upon demand.
There is an already existing Cascadia Movement, with a lot of local activists, and Alexander and James had come to us from them.