The Political Episode

politics

Neil and I tried to avoid this topic, but every time we sat down to discuss anything, we kept reverting back to the events that are going on in our world.

As I mentioned, I have been struggling lately, and a part of the reason stems from the video of George Floyd. And before you start shouting other names at me, trust me, I have full knowledge of police brutality towards other black people. I am fully aware that there are many un-hashtagged names out there, but this isn’t about that. This is about a man who knelt on another man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds!! Have you seen Dave Chappelle’s video of the same title? I will be dropping the link below, do yourself a favor and watch it!

I believe the video of what happened to George Floyd traumatized me. I have always been one to believe that EVERYONE has some good in them, somewhere. I mean, even Lucifer was once an angel. But it’s hard to find the good in a man who would kill another man while he is calling out to his dead mother, gasping that he can’t breathe. It’s hard to look in that man’s eyes and see him smile as he’s literally cutting off another man’s air supply, and see the good.

This episode touches on the Black Lives Matter movement, and why it’s insensitive to say “All Lives Matter.” Of course, all lives matter, but you are missing the point! All lives cannot matter until black lives do, and you cannot dispute the fact that black people have been seen as non-human, and it’s pathetic, and there’s no excuse. I don’t care about heritage, unlearn it! Ignorance is no longer an excuse, I cannot blame you for what you do not understand, but I can blame you for not educating yourself! There is nothing to be ashamed of. I will admit that I didn’t know what Junteenth was until this year, and I blame the system (as you will learn if you listen to the podcast,) because I should have been taught about that in school. Why wasn’t I? But again, I am an adult, it is my responsibility to learn what I don’t understand, and so I did, and I will continue to do so, so that I can stand with the minority. In the words of Billie Joe Armstrong “Don’t wanna be an American idiot.”

If you listen to the podcast, please let us know your thoughts. We promise the next episode will be much lighter!

You can also find us on Anchor and wherever you listen to your podcast’s. Our handle is Just Us For Y’All.

Love & life lessons,

Kristian


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19 Responses to The Political Episode

  1. Sadje says:

    You’re so right. The video was traumatic.

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  2. I did not see the video. I didn’t want to watch it. It was wrenching enough just reading about what happened. You know I live in Canada and there is a great deal of ignorance here as well. There was slavery here. And there continues to be a lot more racism than most of care care to admit. Yes, all lives matter, but it is black lives that are in danger and also all people who are not of European descent. I was proud to see a large number of people protesting in our little community though. It gave me hope. Yet, the fight is far from over and cannot be won until all lives truly do matter, not just white lives.

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    No reason to avoid the obvious. This is exactly how I would expect the less learned to become educated. By rational, sane, open-minded people sharing their thoughts and feelings on the subject. I salute you for tackling this with no apologies. Love to you both!

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  4. sundaymorningwithsandy.com says:

    You guys are great. I, too, was so sad.

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  5. Laura Beth says:

    Your podcast made me cry, in a good way. It was powerful. Al and I watched Dave Chappelle’s video, and we were both on the verge of tears after it ended. I truly hope there will be systemic change, but in order for that to happen, EVERYONE needs to get out and vote in November. That’s the easiest way to enact change.

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    • kristianw84 says:

      Yes!! I wholeheartedly agree!! And thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed the podcast! I broke down a couple of times during Chappelle’s video, but I remember by mom calling out for her dead loved ones when she was on her death bed. It just fueled my rage & heartache even more! I can only hope that whatever is on the other side of all of this will be worth it. That great change will come!! Thank you, as always, for your support!

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  6. Amir says:

    Do you have a youtube channel in addition to podcasts?

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