Nuclear war should be the farthest thing from your mind! Don’t let them kidnap your brain again–fear mongers only have one thing to sell: FEAR. Lear to listen to the folks who have your best interests at heart: Tammy and Carla!
Ep. 36 The Carla Gericke Show Weighs in on Kanye, the Prez’s Pot Pardon & Nuclear War?!?!
The show is one year old! Celebrate with me! I give some tips on how to really decriminalize drugs, read Jody Underwood’s recent LTE in support of good ideas, discuss Democrat Jane Cornell’s voting record, and more. Tune in!
According to my Memories, one year ago today I started The Carla Gericke Show!
The what, you say? Exactly! PLEASE become a follower on Odysee, where I’d like to make my home-base, but only if y’all help… surely I can get more than 98 followers?
In the past 12 months, on top of the weekly show, Manch Talk, that I do with Tammy, I have published 36 episodes of TCGS (I’m counting tomorrow’s). That seems like… more than I expected and maybe less than I should have?
Idk, I genuinely struggle with the conceit, in the literal sense of the word, of doing something like this. I was taught to be seen and not heard and that pursuing attention was vain. This is the inner battle I have to overcome every time I put myself on camera. Some weeks, I win… apparently about 70% of the time!
In addition, producing a show in a home studio is a lot of technical crap for someone who has no interest in such things. I am very grateful to Louis Calitz for editing help, and Masha for cutting clips.
Not all the episodes are scratch, meaning some are “cheats”– interviews with other thought leaders and podcasters, but I feel pretty good about sticking-to-it-ish.
I still haven’t implemented many of my ideas, mostly because they’re a jumble in my notebooks, but instead of chastising myself, I just started a section in Workflowy, which I have been meaning to do for months anyway. So: identified a problem and came up with a solution, WTG!
Weirdly, my most popular episode on YT was this one, where I speculate about whether Bob Saget was murdered:
Learn how to say my name right and hear my “Coming to America” story in the inaugural episode and please, FOLLOW ME on all the platforms (see this pinned post on my wall).
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all my loyal friends and followers! If you have feedback, let me know in the comments below–things you might want to see… maybe more pop culture reviews about books and shows? Jokes? More guests? More me with different formats on different days? Holler at me.
Jody Underwood: Give what Free Staters advocate a chance — you might be surprised (LINK)
GURUS WHO teach how to create institutional change like to say that change happens in three steps: First, they ignore you. Then they fight you. Eventually, they think it was their idea.
This is beautifully illustrated by what happened in Croydon several years ago, when some Free Staters thought it would be a good idea to set up a town tuitioning program, which is one of the mechanisms for school choice in New Hampshire.
That is, instead of sending all students in grades 5 through 12 to the failing Newport School District, Croydon would pay to send students to their choice of schools in the area, including some private schools.
At first the town’s reaction was: Yeah, sure, set up a committee to look into it. Once the town voted to put the committee’s plan into action, the resistance began: Free Staters want to destroy public schools! Parents can’t be trusted to make the right choices for their children!
Years later, the residents — including many of those who fought hardest against it — now think of town tuitioning as central to Croydon’s identity, and critical to maintaining high property values.
The town tuitioning program has been the source of several success stories. Some children who were barely surviving in their assigned schools were able to thrive when tuitioned to other schools, including a local Montessori School. Some parents were able to exercise more direct control over the values to which their children were being exposed, again by choosing private schools, including a local religious academy.
When the state tried to narrow the scope of the town tuitioning program, it was Free Staters who went to court to protect it. It was Free Staters who raised donations so that the town wouldn’t have to pay any legal fees. It was Free Staters who worked with the state legislature to shepherd a bill onto the governor’s desk, making it possible for any town to follow Croydon’s lead in doing what was best for children.
And, since the private schools cost less than the public schools, it was better for Croydon’s taxpayers.
It’s ironic that some of the parents whose children have benefitted from town tuitioning — precisely because it offered an improvement over the traditional way of doing things — recently led a fear-and-smear campaign against Free Staters for trying to improve the academic performance of students while spending less money.
That’s just history repeating itself.
There’s an irrational fear — propped up by name calling — that Free Staters are out to destroy public institutions when really they are trying to make them work better.
That is the lesson of town tuitioning in Croydon. As with many lessons, it may have to be repeated several times before it sinks in. Up next is changing how we think about fairness in education, by switching the focus from school funding to student achievement. Once again, the resistance is fierce, but the outcome is inevitable.
In New Hampshire, they say if you don’t like the weather just wait a few minutes and you’ll get something you like better. If you don’t like what Free Staters are doing now, just wait a few years and you’ll think it was your idea.
Jody Underwood chairs the Croydon School Board
As more and more truth about vaccine harm comes out, we have a massive opportunity for outreach. Watch this testimony on Twitter.
So many of you should feel so stupid.. pic.twitter.com/ywzEJ89TUB— Alan Roberts (@TheMFingCOO) October 6, 2022
Every person harmed by a vaccine mandate, whether physically or economically, or both, is now a potential liberty ally.
My vaccine skepticism started in earnest after being forced in 2008 to get an MMR vaccine in order to graduate from CCNY. I had gone through the entire program, managing to neither get the mandated unnecessary jab (as an immigrant to USA I’d had several before, I just couldn’t find the paperwork) nor did I give anyone at City College measles, mumps, or rubella.
The administration did not find my line of reasoning compelling, and refused to issue my M.F.A. degree without proof of vaccination.
So… despite not wanting to, but knowing I needed proof of the degree and that I was soon moving to the Free State of NH… I caved.
So I understand how you might feel right now.
After getting this coerced vaccine, which at least has a “safety” track record, unlike these ethics-violating mRNA treatments, I developed many new negative health issues:
I’d never had allergies before, but I became very susceptible to seasonal allergies.
I gained more than 50 lbs, despite not really changing my diet (I was still eating carbs at the time).
I started having severe joint pain, especially in my knees and lower back. I chalked this up to the weight gain. I started drinking more alcohol to mitigate.
I had low-energy, which I treated with… more alcohol… using my addiction as the “cheese” to get out of the house and get my projects done.
Only after reclaiming my health by switching to a keto diet made up of whole, low-carb foods, ditching alcohol (a depressive and neurotoxin), and getting enough sleep, was I able to reverse the harm I know developed from that unnecessary MMR vax in 2008.
Every symptom I suffered from is caused by inflammation, your own body fighting you.
THIS is part of the reason I refused to get vaccinated based on someone else’s “orders.” Never again.
I believe in self-ownership. This means you own your body and I own mine, and only I, based on my own conscience and consciousness, will decide what to treat myself with. Never again will some bureaucrat tell me what to inject or ingest.
Perhaps you are learning this the hard way too.
If you are experiencing negative health outcomes, no matter how mild or strong, I hope you have learned an incredibly valuable lesson about your own body, mind, and spirit.
The right to decide everything relating to your own body for yourself on your terms, matters.
Because if that’s not “allowed” anymore… ask yourself… who owns you, and where does it end?
This week’s My Life (in Balance) series, No. 15-18.