Andrew Clarkson makes marijuana chocolates. And that’s not the most unusual thing about him.
Andrew used to be my roommate in Oakland, California. He was, without a doubt, the most eccentric roommate I’ve ever had. Besides his chocolate business, Rawsome, he has some very interesting ideas about society. I first encountered them shortly after moving into the apartment when Andrew asked me “What do you think about the shape of the world?” I said, well, I think it’s kinda fucked up, not doing so well right now. And Andrew said, “No, I mean, what do you think about the shape of the world?”
Andrew’s question raises an interesting inquiry: in an age of fake news going viral, when even the most established pillars of the media world can’t be trusted, how do we know what we know? How do we separate fact from fiction in cases where we can’t actually observe the truth for ourselves? Why shouldn’t we believe in Pizzagate when it seems very likely that our nation’s establishment media are lying to us about the Russians on behalf of Hillary Clinton?
Check out the video attached to this post to find out what Andrew thinks about the shape of the world. I assure you, he is not joking. For a more in-depth look at Andrew’s philosophy, check out the full-length unedited interview with Andrew attached as an Artefact to this piece. The interesting thing about Andrew, as you’ll know if you watch the full interview, is that he is not dumb. He is perfectly capable of thinking for himself and evaluating information independently, and he’s reached conclusions that many of us would find, well, absurd.
My very cool (and important) colleague Chenwei Tian assisted with the interviews and camerawork. The off-camera voices you can sometimes hear are mine and hers. No points for guessing which of us is which.
Enjoy the video, IC conspiracy freaks. And keep your heads on straight (and round!).
Artefact: Andrew Clarkson Full Interview