Although I do not have a hard count, I would humbly submit that I have had the great pleasure of conducting, or co-conducting, over 250 interviews since I started the practice a couple years ago. During that time, there have been many guests who left me with quite a bit more knowledge than I had before I spoke to them; and, although a much smaller group, there have been a few who have inspired me. At the top of that much smaller group is Liberty Activist Gavin Seim.
The name Gavin Seim (pronounced seem) may not ring a bell unless you live in the Northwest United States; however, you may be one of people responsible for the 5 million+ collective views on Gavin’s YouTube Channel, and not even know it. The video Gavin produced where he “pulled over” a police officer to give him a warning went viral, and his checkpoint videos (here, here) are already classics.
One tactic Gavin is particularly adept at is proper Rules of Engagement. Gavin insists that once a law is passed that violates our Constitution, we need to immediately mobilize and defy the unlawful law, en masse. Gavin doesn’t just provide lip-service when speaking about these matters, as he personally organized the Largest Felony Civil Disobedience Rally in US History in Olympia, Washington, in 2014.
We kicked off the interview re-capping Gavin’s recent arrest for civil disobedience, and easily transitioned into the broken justice system. We moved into ideas for hard-core activism, then discussed Chicago’s “black sites,” while Gavin summed things up nicely with the idea to just simplify the message. Overall, it was a very informative and inspiring interview… and one not to miss.