I want to clarify two things on my post. First, it may come across as shocking that I was an ‘anarchist.’ This is not true. From around 2007-2010, I became increasingly fascinated with political philosophies and their origins and histories. The idea of anarchism is remarkably similar to ideals around ‘enlightenment’ in Buddhism and ‘Heaven’ in Catholicism. In a perfect world, people would be enlightened to the point where government would be unnecessary. But in my own lifetime, this ideal will never be realized. It is a utopian belief that at some point in our human history, we can evolve to understand the inherent dangers of these type of entities (Large Corporations also fall into this category). There are also many types of anarchists with different philosophies about how culture works. There are anarcho-capitalists, anarcho-communists, mutualists, etc. This research was the basis for my interest.
Second, I want to clarify something about having six careers (Potentially seven). With my choice of college degrees, I was put into a position of constantly having to re-adjust. Like many people, I had low paying customer service and retail jobs during my teens and early 20s. I would do jobs revolving around the film industry on a contract basis for close to four years. I finally did get a job doing live productions at hotels and other conferences in Beverly Hills for a year. The 9/11 attacks resulted in only one of two layoffs in my professional career. Then, the opportunity opened up to work in Master Control at television networks. I worked at PBS stations, then got a job with ABC and eventually ended up monitoring every channel in the country at DISH Network. Once my wife got her job in San Diego, I could not find a job in television that would pay me a decent wage in that area. I did get hired for one year as a contractor with AT&T upgrading their infrastructure before they decided to terminate every one of us once the job was complete (My only other layoff). Going through the first bout of unemployment in my life, I learned Linux which led to my job at Verimatrix. Because of my research skills and writing, I eventually upgraded to my current contract position. It all sounds crazy. But this has been my life. It has not been a rich life. More like a working class to upper middle-class life depending on the wages and job I had at the time. When I started in television, I was using BETA decks and manual commercial platforms to run the station. I was working the night Hurricane Katrina hit and knocked out dozens of cities. I worked for years helping stations convert from analog to digital HD (720 at the time) during the nationwide crossover. I helped AT&T upgrade its infrastructure from copper to fiber during my year with the company. I experienced history while doing these jobs. This does not even go into the hundreds of celebrities I met during the late 1990s working in live show production. That is a post for another day😊
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