I was largely raised in Ventura, California; my mother ran the household while my father worked to support the family.His entire career was spent working for the federal government, and all but one year was spent working for the Department of Defense.
Policemen and others committed felonies while pursuing us, leading to the death of one woman.Then I met Dennis Lee and was able to live my dreams of trying to bring alternative energy to the world.After meeting Dennis, I had a very rude awakening, and my political education began in earnest.The Christian right has the Book of Genesis, while the left has the Big Bang and evolution.One was a conscious creation, while the other was a big and unfathomable accident. The right can veer into outright paranoia and see a conspiracy behind every bush, as it ignored or underplays the structural aspects of what is happening. It has a tendency to see everything as a big accident, with institutional forces at play and few, if any, individuals really controlling a situations outcome.
It became obvious that the energy industry has maintained its technological monopoly by using extremely dirty tactics.