Welcome To New California – Unpopular Opinion Ep. #235

Oh damn, it’s time for a new episode of Unpopular Opinion, the world’s most trusted podcast!

This week we’ve got your boy in the booth! And by that I mean Michael Swaim (from the Small Beans Network and absolutely nothing else that comes to mind) joins us to talk about the New California movement.

You can find that episode on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google, Stitcher, and all the other places where people consume podcasts. At least it should be at all those places. If it’s missing somewhere, please let us know!

Anyway, if you’re here, it’s probably because you want to read the source material for this episode like some kinda bookworm. Well, good news, this is absolutely the place for that! Here goes!

Local news segment about the New California announcement

In looking at that video, I’m pretty sure local media were literally the only people who actually showed up for this announcement. I mean, aside from the employees at whatever building they were at and such. Beyond that, this was a sparsely attended announcement, to put it as nicely as possible.

The New California website


Hey look! It’s the official website of the New California movement! And it’s confusing as fuck! Navigate at your own risk.

LA Times story about past efforts to do the exact same thing


People have had all sorts of ideas about how California should be restructured over the years. The LA Times has the scoop on that. Go read it yourself, you lazy bums.

Media Matters article about Russian influence in secessionist movements


Surprise! All those democracy-destabilizing movements popping up all over the place? Russia is behind a lot of them! I know, I was as shocked as you are.

NY Mag article about why New California might not be the worst idea


Bad news, would be secessionists…New California would still be a population of mostly liberals.

Bloomberg article about other separatist movements happening around the world


Hey, speaking of Russian influence in separatist movements, this article will tell you about a few more from around the world. Read it! If for no other reason than to feel a little less alone in the world. Sure, America is crumbling, but so are most other countries. That makes it a little better, right?

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