Category Archives: Calexit

Robert Stark interviews Lucas Janse Van Vuuren about Cape Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Lucas Janse Van Vuuren about the Cape Independence Movement. Lucas Janse Van Vuuren (Twitter) is the youth leader for the Cape Party advocating for an independent Cape Republic, for the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Topics:

The recent civil unrest in KwaZulu Natal, the massive economic setback for South Africa, and the crisis vindicating the Cape Independence cause
Failure of one party rule in South Africa and authoritarian policies such as expropriation without compensation
The legal process for independence and Will NORTHERN CAPE be included in Western CAPE INDEPENDENCE?
2020 Cape Independence poll showing that 1 in 2 Western Cape citizens want a referendum on independence, with support from all races
Cape Party’s past election performances and upcoming municipal and provincial elections
The Western Cape’s prosperity compared to the rest of the nation and how it has been economically and culturally robbed
The Cape Party’s advocacy for a decentralized system based upon the Swiss Canton model
Calexit organization Yes California’s speech of SOLIDARITY to the Cape Party

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Robert Stark interviews pro-Calexit gubernatorial candidate Louis Marinelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Jonathan Edwards speak with Louis Marinelli about his campaign for governor (Campaign Site: Calexit Governor). Louis Marinelli is an immigrant from New York to California, a past CA state assembly candidate, now living in Moscow. Louis Marinelli is running for California governor as a Republican in the recall election, as an anti-Washington and anti-Sacramento candidate, to represent the idea of an independent California.

Topics:

Louis’ plan, if elected, to put forth a referendum on independence
The problem of California financially subsidizing other states and US military interventions abroad
The failure of Democratic one-party rule that neglects the state’s needs
The need to recognize free speech on social media as part of the public square of the 21st Century
The need to investigate the cause of the exodus of jobs and citizens out of California and incentivizing people to return
The housing crisis, reforms on zoning and regulations on construction, and incentives for relocation to inland cities
Other platform stances including universal kindergarten, paid maternity leave, parental rights, free higher education, and affordable healthcare
The California cultural center in Moscow
Louis’ interview with ABC News in the Bay Area about his campaign

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Robert Stark interviews California Gubernatorial Candidate Nickolas Wildstar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Jonathan Edwards talk to Nickolas Wildstar about his campaign for California Governor in the Recall Election. Nickolas Wildstar is a political activist, rapper, and former Libertarian gubernatorial candidate in 2018 and is running as a Republican.

Topics:

The Recall and Wildstar’s criticism of Governor Newsom’s handling of the budget, economy, and covid lockdown
Wildstar’s Phoenix Initiative to roll back the economic damage of the pandemic including nullifying California Assembly Bill 5 (2019) against independent contractors
Wildstar’s plan to address the housing crisis including 3D printed homes and zoning reform
The Gold New Deal including public banking and publicly owned energy utilities
Criminal justice reform including support for ending qualified immunity
The manufactured cancel culture, tech regulations, and corporate monopoly issues
Wildstar’s vision for a revitalized California GOP
The case for California independence
How Wildstar’s civil rights were violated for recording in court and his proposal to guarantee the right to record in court for Californians

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Robert Stark interviews Peter Nimitz about LA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to San Fernando Valley based commentator, Peter Nimitz about the demographics, culture, economy and politics of the Los Angeles region from the perspective of a transplant. Check out Peter’s interview about the Russian Revolution and follow him on Twitter.

Topics:

LA’s class structure
City-Data Forum thread on demographic trends of the past decade by city
Immigrant groups in the LA region, including from Mexico, China, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Armenia, various European nations, and more recent community from Uzbekistan
Industry in LA, including entertainment, aerospace, tech, and shipping
Unique LA tropes/archetypes
Contrasting communities that have strong patronage networks with those that are more atomized
Poll on hypothetical proposal to base immigration on a local level
America’s neo-tribal future
The Double Horseshoe Theory of Class Politics and how that impacts how different demographic groups align politically
Crucial California issues of housing (YIMBYism), energy, water, and infrastructure being neglected by a one party state focused on national issues and a GOP that’s out of touch with younger voters and urban concerns
The degree to which LA’s post pandemic exodus and urban decay is overhyped
New urban development in LA (ex. futuristic complex planned in Beverly Hills) and metro expansions
The debate about education reform,

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Robert Stark interviews Shankar Singam about California Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark talks to Shankar Singam about the California independence movement. Shankar is executive director of Independent California and is also an author, graphic artist, and musician.

Topics:

How Shankar started identifying as a Californian rather than American, and how that’s the first step to independence
Why Independence?
The Calexit movement groups including Shankar’s Independent California, Yes California, California Freedom Coalition, and the California National Party
How the United States is stunting California’s growth, including loss of tax revenue
Shankar’s upcoming petition, proposing a commission on the potential economic benefits to independence
The legal and constitutional process to independence
How the Calexit movement is much more than a reaction to Trump
The ineptitude of the Democratic establishment, both nationally and in California
Alternative political models including a multi-party parliamentary system and local autonomy
Economic policies including public banking
Shankar’s appearance on Tucker Carlson and the context of his comment on the middle class exodus
Shankar’s rebuttal to California’s detractors (ex. worst income inequality)
Foreign models for California to emulate (Canada, Australia, UK, France, and Singapore)

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Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk about Urbanist observations from trip to San Diego

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Stark and Matthew Pegas talk about their recent trip to San Diego and their observations on cultural and urbanist trends.

Topics:

San Diego’s reputation as a smaller, cleaner, nicer version of LA and its unique attributes
The layout of the city with a centralized downtown near the waterfront surrounded by suburban sprawl
San Diego and Orange County among the largest areas of upper middle class sprawl in the nation
Politics of San Diego as a historically Republican stronghold that has trended Democratic in recent years
Demographics of San Diego and how they relate to overall CA trends
The most stereotypical American City located in CA while the State is culturally drifting apart from the rest of the Country
After decades of suburban sprawl, San Diego eyes big shift to dense development
The historic Gaslamp Quarter which is the one section that feels truly urban
Horton Plaza: Will this PoMo wonderland in San Diego be saved?
Architect Jon Jerde’s inspiration for Horton Plaza from Ray Bradbury’s “The Aesthetic of Lostness” extolling the virtues of getting “safely lost”
Wealthy beach community La Jolla and it’s village layout
The importance of investing in communal places that the public can enjoy, particularly in wealthy areas
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
The Victorian Hotel del Coronado
Friendship Park at the US/Mexico Border and political symbolism of the border wall
The Inland Empire
Heavenly Action by Erasure, the soundtrack of the trip with a message that friendship, love, and positivity can conquer anything

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Robert Stark interviews Marcus Ruiz Evans of Yes California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Ruiz Evans is President and Founder of Yes California, an initiative for California Secession. Check out Yes California on Twitter and Facebook.

Topics:

Robert and Marcus’ radio background on AM1680 and conspiracy theories about conservatives being behind Calexit
Marcus as one of the first to popularize California secession in his book California’s Next Century
The financial burden of the United States on California
California values
The impact of the election of Trump on Calexit and why he will win re-election
The Russian conspiracy theory about Calexit and anti-establishment candidate Tulsi Gabbard
Examples of California acting as an independent nation
The concern of California becoming a one party nation and the need for an alternative party such as the California National Party
Who moves to California? The wealthier and better educated, mostly
The housing crisis, need for infill growth rather than sprawl, and importance of investing in infrastructure
Immigration policy
The tech oligarchy and need for regulation
The legal precedent of secession and likelihood of America allowing it

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Robert Stark talks to Keith Preston about Secessionist Political Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Preston is the editor of Attack the System

Topics:

How the ideologies of parties are shaped by motivations of secessionist movements
Conflicting political parties and ideologies within the same secessionist movements
Texas secession movement and Alaskan Independence Party
Calexit movement and California National Party
California’s income inequality and housing crisis
Economic factors behind secession and economic divides within movements
The South is My Country in Brazil
Northern Italian separatist party Lega Nord‎ which is now Lega
Cape Party in South Africa
The pro-EU secessionist Scottish National Party and Catalan independence movement
Flemish secessionist parties Vlaams Belang and New Flemish Alliance
Puerto Rican Independence Party and how the American left and Right have switched sides on Puerto Rican Secession

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Robert Stark talks to Keith Preston about The Geek Squad & Corporate Surveillance State Collusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Preston is the editor of Attack the System

Topics:

FBI Paid Best Buy’s Geek Squad to Spy on Customer Devices who are Passing over User Data
Violations of the 4th Amendment which prohibits warrant-less searches based on no probably cause
Farming out state repression to the private sector as a way to get around the 4th Amendment
Motivations for informants to plant contraband
The potential use of these tactics for political oppression
Government surveillance powers over the internet
Internet Censorship and applying the 1st Amendment to Corporations
How the Left has abandoned Freedom of Speech in favor of the Social Justice paradigm
The Left’s support for the Federalization of the Police
How the Police State is now impacting the middle class
Jeff Session’s stances on civil liberties and his lawsuit over California’s Sanctuary State Status
Calexit and the New California Movement
Trump’s foreign policy, tariffs, and his upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un

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