you've seen basic income grow from this marginal thing knowing that heard of back in 20, 14. Let's call it and 1516 and now and 2021 it feels to a lot of people like we're this close. I mean it feels like that to me, you know, we're sending out checks to tens of millions of people. It's like why would just keep on doing it, you know. Oh it has grown. Majority of Americans are for it. I can't tell you just walking around really anywhere people, recognize me and are excited to see me and the rest of it. And one of the things they'll always say to me is they'll say look. Ubi. It'll be like, don't be like that. And it happens to me frequently enough, where I guarantee that these people are not hanging out on forums or you know that like they're not, they don't strike me as activists and so it seems like there's a ton of energy and one of my projects now is to try and figure out how to both grow that energy and also translate it into action and policy. So we have Humanity for in a lobbying side. We have people who can do things like participate in the basic income. March and and organize locally. And so now my efforts are going to go towards trying to make it so that our governments actually more responsive to the will of the people because that connection has unfortunately been breaking down for quite some time.
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