I’m not looking to reinvent the wheel, but to offer additional models of strategy and ends of social decentralization, to compliment the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan and Murray Bookchin. The works, which I’d been developing for years, turned out to be very similar to the ideas of these authors, which I discovered in research for similar models, once I’d developed much of it. Like Bookchin, I was disillusioned with the anarchist movement and dogmatism of the left, in North America, and like Öcalan, I saw a need for a specifically tailored system, necessary for each time, place, and peoples, as he applied it to his own.
I developed the models of Mesh Mode to fit this time, place, and people. This is not meant to be a philosophy in competition with Communalism, Libertarian Municipalism, or Democratic Confederalism; but a model in addition to these ideas, in order to find a shorter route to the realization of a decentralized civilization, by any means necessary.
If the reader feels compelled to know more personally about this author, I find myself both as a bicycle mechanic and with freelance web marketing, in design, code, and strategy. I write books, paint, fence classical foil, sabre, and épée; rock climb, hike, bicycle, fix bicycles, teach, and perform stand-up comedy, when I have the chance. In my previous career, I taught over 67,000 people, 90% youth, about bicycle education, in over 1,300 presentations, as an independent contractor for city government for 6 year-long contracts, while I lead two non-profit corporations for bicycle advocacy. I’ve been knee-deep in local government, small business, and the non-profit world for a while and I have some accurate models about these sectors from it.