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This week’s show will deal with your passion and drive – you have to watch the video to get what I’m talking about. My friend Chuck is going to try this co-host thing again with me (we had so much fun last week). The show will finish up talking about…beer for WYES’s beer tasting event.
Sorry for the crappy video – lighting at night, kids home, tired…so many excuses. Will do better next week. BTW – this is like the 100th take too because kept getting interrupted – UGH!!!
3 Replies to “Saturday’s Radio Show”
Love it! I didn’t realize the idea for the show was based on some “idjit” talking smack being that i’ve been burrowed safe within my bubble with my unicorn guards at the gate of late. Love the idea and can’t wait to hear!
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Unicorn guards? WTF?
Nevermind that twit sis… he was just having a moment of feeling self-righteous…
Deeper in this though I think that he was projecting something that may be more common than any of us may know… I’ll call it “Military Envy”
In particular since ’03 we’ve been reminded of the sacrifice the men and women in our military have been making in defense of this country… and it’s not bad/wrong to do so. We ALL should understand these sacrifices and provide support where and when we may. However, it has been in a tone so strong that it does seem to mute or dismiss the battles that non-military citizens fight in making this country what it is… and even keeping it safe. Be it cops, doctors, fire fighters, teachers, social workers, a person working at a local gas station… and in several cases loosing their lives in the “line of civic duty/responsibility/pride”.
A slippery slope that we as a country have been teasing concerns our freedoms… the military does not provide or permit us to have our freedoms, and on a level they do not do any more than any other productive and involved citizen does in defending said freedoms or our way of life. Their part in doing so just happens to be very dangerous… but as an example that’s been big news lately, so is that of cops and even farmers on our southern border.
The above point isn’t an attempt to diminish the meaning of the service our men and women in uniform provide… it’s to illustrate a point that may speak to the twit’s reaction to your FB post. His “envy” has led him to a point where he cannot balance the value of an individual’s, (in particular his), life on his own… or rather he’s starting to feel lesser and inadequate in the shadow of the praise being placed upon a fallen hero… pathetic really.
As to your show… a better question might be “Why” people question the activities of another group… What is one’s motivation for challenging one group or another. In your case I provide the following:
“CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. CODEPINK rejects foreign policies based on domination and aggression, and instead calls for policies based on diplomacy, compassion and a commitment to international law. With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.”
What’s the problem? Why is a group with such a mission statement such an “easy target”? Is it what motivates them, or their tactics? An even BETTER question might be…
What might the Princess of Positive be able to bring to the table if she were to engage CODEPINK?
Peace and diplomacy, which in turn may bring our troops home from the bloody quagmire that is the Middle East and east Asia. Read further into their site and at least to me it’s evident that you both share a common motivation in that if either of you had your way the death of American troops would stop… end… cease.
So then I guess my contribution would be this…
If one chooses to criticize the priorities, passions or goals of another, is it meant to be constructive or destructive? If given the chance would someone provide input that may bolster the passions of all involved through finding common ground?
Though passions are better well grounded and with meaning, they need not be inflexible. They should not be set in a deep straight groove and driven with blinders fastened. Their scope should not be compromised by rigid definition as have the two major political parties in this country. And with that they should not be swayed by the power of said political parties or other such groups. In other words if you’re Libertarian or Green then vote Libertarian or Green damnit! How can other parties or ideas become viable if those that claim allegiance never support them in the voting booths in fear of not supporting the “lesser evil” to defeat the “greater evil”… one of the most stupid ways people use their vote.
Side note… With what’s been going on, one of the coolest things that could happen is that the Republican party fractures into 2 or more groups. This would in turn lead to factions of the Democratic Party seeing that they’re not facing a larger Republican machine and lead to a split among the Dems… not to mention that the party created by the more moderate Repubs would attract the more moderate/conservative Dems. All you Libertarians and Greens… now’s the time to act… not thinking that you’ll ever get another shot like this in a long time.
Oh… it would be such a political jammy jam…
Anyway… my point is that in the example of “Princess v CODEPINK”, there need not be a “v”. I know you… and I know that if you were to take a step back and look at it all, you’d see that there are ways in which your passion could influence their passion, (visa versa), in a way that could create a fusion that further ignites both passions.
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