There’s so much shitty news this week, it’s hard to even know what to focus on, so we didn’t. We do a loose rant about everything from Ahmaud Arbery’s murder to meat-packing plant workers being forced to work in dangerous conditions.
* Meatpackers and Others to Lose Jobless Benefits If They Refuse Return-to-Work Orders (Democracy Now!)* It is time to get out of here. It’s time to go. | Ti Talks GRWM (YouTube)* Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (Verso Books) – HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!* Buy Nothing Project* Right Wing and Left Wing Populists Can’t Coexist | Millennial Review (Libsyn)* Can’t find which Benjamin Dixon episode it was but highly recommend ALL his episodes (Spreaker)
What is a procrastinator’s favorite thing to do?
The American Idiot & Freedom
Content warning for explained and intentional use of the word “idiot” in relation to the article linked below.
Inspired by the article linked below, we talk about the concept of freedom in the United States, particularly the idea of freedom from vs freedom to; as well as the the original Greek definition of “idiot” and how it relates to the current political climate.
* How Freedom Became Free-dumb in America (Medium)* What Governments Do. 3/25 | Irami Osei-Frimpong – The Funky Academic (YouTube)
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Nichole [00:00:27] Hey, everyone. I’m Nichole.
Callie [00:00:28] And I’m Callie.
Nichole [00:00:29] And today we’ll be talking about.
Callie [00:00:31] Freedom.
Nichole [00:00:33] No!
Nichole [00:00:34] Today we will be bitching about God damn it!
Nichole [00:00:38] I did the transcript for last week and I was like, fuck!
Callie [00:00:43] That makes it even funnier since we’re going to be bitching about freedom because people are going to be like, what?
Nichole [00:00:50] We are going to be bitching about freedom though.