Saturday, October 12, 2019

The New Gestapo - An Interview with Karen Propst about Being Targeted in America

Greetings from Long Beach California. It´s been awhile since I did an article guys. One of the reasons is that my life has been interrupted by terrorism. ¨What¨ you say? ¨How can that be?¨ Well it is pretty hard to explain. But during the March For Our Lives rally in March of 2018 in Long Beach, I was approached by a plain clothes man (who I now feel may have been the Mayor of Long Beach´s private security, unverified) and asked a ton of personal questions. I gave them this website address - not thinking anything of it - as I was live streaming the event and went on my way. A few days later a group of people who acted like military invaded my life. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My Hometown Has Been Co-Opted By Conservatives, But LBC Values Live On

Having been born and raised in Long Beach, I was in for a shock in returning that I hadn't prepared for. I knew things had changed, because friends and family had told me about raising rents (no rent control) and disappearing arts, music and culture. But I also found that the epic laid back attitude of Long Beach has also been challenged. Oh no... At its core my city is still as popular as ever for subversive counter-culture, (Snoop Dog, Sublime) skateboarding, water adventures, culinary delight, adult education, and festivals. And you cannot even mention Long Beach, without mentioning the Queen Mary, which has a hotel and events park that is beloved to locals and visitors alike.