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thanks for the education!
They've become a Christo-fascist, white supremacist apocalyptic death cult. No one is harming or bothering them, no one is discriminating against or persecuting them, and no one owes them anything. They're very sick people.
Maybe conservatives share Babylon Bee headlines think they're funny? Have you ever shared an Onion headline? I don't find The Onion funny often anymore, but I get what the joke is. No serious person thinks the Babylon Bee's headlines are real. Sure, crazies think all sorts of things, but satire doesn't make tin foil hat Alex Jones folks, tin foil hat wearers will always exist.
wow, such an impactful story. Athena is so wise. i wonder what the poem said.
This was disappointing in that there was very little discussion about the blatant racism that was the etilology of the conspiracy theories. It was gently walked around while you were handing get out of jail cards to the perpetrators. Get a little more real.
Would have loved inclusion of discussion of lack of power/rights of females in U.S. We afterall are 1 of 5 nations worldwide who have not ratified CEDAW.
so much giggling and laughter. I feel like maybe I need to start my own quest to learn why talking about orgasm is so funny.
Would have been nice to get some critical appreciation. Knowing the American religious right, I would bet that there is quite a seedy tale of racism and greed behind Reed's self mythologizing that sadly goes completely unchecked in this episode.
something something cancel culture
A chilling report. my heart stopped with his answer to what he was thinking when signed on to back Trump. a religious, born again man attracted to the project by Trump's wealth and fame...and apparently blind to the horrific irony.
waaaaaauyyu too much giggling. yeah, there are amusing aspects to the story but in light of the substantial number of serious and sad and misogynistic and racist and tragic aspects... the giggling contrasted badly with the sensitive issues discussed. I had the feeling the reporter was too young to appreciate the risks and vulnerabilities that love, marriage, immigration, deportation, and divorce involve for many people.
"Is it different when it's applied to police?" is the wrong question. It's "different" depending on the circumstances of the incident.
Heartbreaking and hopeful all in one. ❤️ I really love this podcast.
The guy hit on a very important piece that I hope isn't overlooked -- self identity is so important to how we view our collective history, and how our "tribes" interact. Southerners don't seem to self identify as Americans first, which kind of explains a lot of their behaviors and beliefs. For many, their hierarchy tends toward Christian, then Southerner, then American. FULL STOP. I was born overseas, grew up a military brat, moved around a lot, and never really felt at home any particular place. That has deeply impacted how I relate to other people -- I self identify as "child of the Earth" more than anything else. I don't belong to any religion, and I've lived enough places to feel no particular allegiance to America above any other country. I've lived with my husband in Ohio for twenty years, and while he actually was born and grew up here, neither of us feels particularly Ohioan (particularly as it's swiftly tilted Red over the last two decades!). Our combined self-identity evolved from entirely different situations, yet we arrived at the same place. I'm not sure any other "All American, Small Town USA, Cornfield Ohio, Boy Scout" could (or would) overcome this Southern-seeming background to develop into the Progressive Liberal he is today, without a lot of external input, so I can't exactly recommend his path as one that leads toward a hope for equality. He's definitely special. My path, on the other hand, more closely resembles the path the guy in this episode took: We both saw a bit of the world beyond our respective upbringings and expanded our horizons. The more new places and faces you see, the easier it is to nurture empathy for the olive if others. You stop seeing people in other countries as "them" and "over there" and "those aliens" and "that weird place" -- you start recognizing that people are just people, and we all want the same things, and we are all connected. That probably sounds hippy-dippy but I'm okay with that.
This was so interesting! I appreciate the research into this topic as it definitely was not covered in history class.
My ex was against sweatpants to the point that seeing them made him angry. Whatever. I've been wearing sweatpants for the last twenty years and IDGAF what people think. I'm not worried about the message I'm sending, or what my sweats say about my status. I'm not here on this planet to make other people happy about what I'm wearing. Being physically comfortable is one of my Personal Commandments, as it's a way to respect my body. Wearing sweatpants is, for me, one of the best and easiest acts of self care.
I absolutely love this podcast. This episode really helped me understand that we are still in the middle of the story... this all happened so, so recent! The word "history" does these kinds of stories a grave injustice because when I hear that word I think of the far distant past which has no personal bearing on my life today. This story -- these issues -- our continuing struggle for equality -- it's not history. It's happening right now. There are people alive today who experienced the fight, and there are people alive today continuing that fight. When we say things like "Never forget" and "Learn from history" it's almost like lip service... an easy way to sweep things under the rug. BLACK LIVES MATTER. Voting should be easily available to all american citizens. We absolutely must make these statements true. 🤎
This podcast is off to a roaring start! I'm super impressed and looking forward to catching up.
I'm loving this podcast so far. Keep up the good work!
excellent program! I knew nothing about any of this. fascinating new information.