The Elephant in the Democratic Party?

What platform should the Democratic Party run on?  Should they run on impeaching President Trump?  The short answer is yes.  The long answer is yes, but…..

I feel the impeachment is a good platform, but it is only good in the short term.  Say there is a victory and Trump is impeached, then what’s next?  There is a split in the Democratic Party between the Establishment Dems (Clinton, Boxer, Feinstein) and the Progressive/Grassroots Dems (Warren).  This is the issue facing the party.  If they stay with the Establishment then GOP will still have a moderately strong foothold in Congress and it will be more policies supporting the 1% and low voter turn out.

Now if they try and balance a platform and incorporate more progressive policies something like with the New Deal.  Then maybe they will have what happened in the 1912 election when Dems embraced a progressive platform that helped Woodrow Wilson with the presidency.  Only time will tell but if we support more progressive candidates we may have the turnout like Bernie Sanders had in 2012.

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Nerfing the Dead, Revisited

Recently I went to a red carpet event for the latest installment of the web series Dead Reckoning called Dead Reckoning: Evolution. It was fun and it was nice seeing Nate Sorrentino again to see how he’s progressed in his filmmaking. I say again because back in 2015 I interviewed him about his show. I am glad to see he is still making videos. You can check the video here: Nerfing the Dead.  To see his new show is an improvement to what he made in the past.  The aesthetics are nice looking and the special effects fit the story.

Life, the update

I haven’t posted to my blog in awhile.  Things have changed since my last post.  First thing is I lost my job late January when my contract was terminated early from the lack of work.  I was unemployed through most of February.  I have started a new job that is contract-to-hire, hopefully it turns into a full time hire.  As for Inter Quartet Media that has been stalled because of the above reasons, but now I have been looking to get that back up.  I have a few ideas for podcasts, and will keep you posted on it.

Inter Quarter Media

I just want to give an update on my new media venture called Inter Quarter Media.  It will start with a podcast with my friend JT.  It is a comedy podcast in character talking about things in pop culture.  I have looked into web hosting and swag and found something that will work for my needs right now.  Web hosting will be done on Bravehost. (www.bravehost.com)  With the swag, I am going to be setting up a store on Tee Republic. (www.teerepublic.com)  Also, hope to have a Patreon account to get funding for costs.  I will keep you updated when the site goes live.

Mastodon

I joined a new social networking platform called Mastodon.  If you want to follow me then I can be found @radicalgeek@mastodon.at.

https://joinmastodon.org

Old and New Projects

I have been doing some unboxing videos called Out of the Box.  I am going to stop doing them because of the same reason I stopped Literary Wasteland is I was shooting them alone.  They were boring because of it.  I was taking to a friend of mine and he was interested in doing an audio podcast and was asking if I was willing to help.  Thinking about it for a moment and am willing to try it with him.  I will keep you all posted on the new podcast.

My future with filmmaking?

With everything changing with YouTube with the ad revenue being limited and can’t add a link Patreon in your videos unless you have over 10K subscribers.  I only started Out of the Box back in January 2017 and I haven’t made one penny from YouTube or Patreon and only have 7 subscribers.  I am thinking of moving any new endeavors to another platform like Vimeo.com.  When I started doing The Radical Geek I looked into hosting my videos there but went with another platform.  I have been working on some screenplays for a sci-fi/fantasy anthology series like The Twilight Zone or Amazing Stories.  If I do change hosts I think Vimeo might be better because it is more focused on the filmmaker community.  Also, they have some groups that focus on sci-fi.

Filmmaker Dreams

For some of you that follow this blog, you see the videos I make.  The videos started because I am a fan of podcasts and wanted to be part of it so I made the Radical Geek in 2011.  After that, I have a current project called Out of the Box where I unbox and review gadgets.  Over time I have been studying on how to be a better film/video maker.  I want to branch out into more and different projects.

My first idea for a full feature length film had a working title, “Do You Copy.”  It was going to be a documentary on Digital Right Management (DRM for short) and the fight between the creator’s right to profit from their work and the consumer’s right to have a quality project or share it.

I also love sci-fi/fantasy and just wrote a script for a short sci-fi film called In Two Days…?  It is about 2 scientists that create a device that views events in time using the theory of an Einstien-Rosen Bridge.  Only thing is that they can only see two days ahead.  The rest of the film is them finding out why.

I do want to make a film but here are the excuses.  It is time and money.  I don’t have the money to put into the project.  So I can try to crowdsource it with Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or GoFundMe.  Time is a problem because either I have a regular job or looking for a new one when unemployed.

If you think I might make a film even a short film you have to wait and find out.