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Episode 35: Are you OK, UK?!
The country has gone absolutely mad.
The queen passed away which is sad in that "someone died and that's never nice" way, but people are being LEGALLY PREVENTED BY FEAR from expressing any feelings to the contrary about both that, and about her royal successor, K...Ki...King Charles............... Eurgh.
But this fits into a larger problem the UK has quietly faced forever; an aggrandised sense of how well we do independence. We lean heavy on regressive governments who make our lives worse, on royals who don't do anything other than occasionally interfere in democracy to hide their personal wealth, and now we have a weird state obsession with forcing the country into a black penguin suit and singing a eulogy half of us don't know the words to in tandem.
The UK has a sickness, a deep gnawing desperate need to rely on other people and other things to tell us how to feel, how to act, what is appropriate.
Someone give us some medicine- we need it.
Episode 34: There's people that are dying, Kim
I am exhausted lately.
Everywhere I turn, people I'm friends with, people I admire, people I have passing acquaintance with, fighting.
The a la carte these days seems to be "fight the wrong people". TERFS blame trans people for the crimes of cis men. Far left people blame Starmer for tory policy. Center left people blame laissez faire politicos for being inspired by, and therefore relentlessly backing Corbyn in spite of any flaws that emerge. The left is a bloodbath of Yharnam scale.
I honestly don't know if the left deserve to win, fractured as we are. But win we must because the tories are decimating our freedoms, regressing our equality and quite literally people are dying already, and will continue to do so.
The left in the UK has been fractured for a long time, and a big part of that is an unwillingness of every single facet to acknowledge the problems that they have within: credence towards claims of antisemitism or islamophobia the other way, stupid rhetoric around the Russia war or brexit, pejoratives about ethnic minorities, a ridiculous aversion to any sort of rhetoric against the UK's precious nuclear bomb, brexit- every facet of the left has issues, and NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THEM.
We can keep going down this divisive path and lose lose lose- or we could act like adults and win together and enact at least SOME meaningful change, do SOMETHING good for people in poverty, undo some of the dangerous laws the tories passed, tax wealthy people. Make your f*cking choice lefties because right now you seem determined to bring every last bastion of safety down with the double weaponry of aversion to hearing criticism of yourselves, and a desperate need to demonise others.
Episode 33 Ft: Darren Campher - Yt Supremacy, capitalist mindset and moving forward
As a geek it's probably a real indictment for me to call someone cool but- Darren is cool. He's a South African internet savant who pretty effortlessly created content to make you think. I found him randomly on Tiktok talking about racial disparity and instantly knew I had to get him on the podcast at some point and here it is! Darren's mindset is all too rare as someone who seems to have a real handle on why everything is so messed up, but actually seems to know how we move through it into something better, and in this episode we spoke about the rooting of white supremacy in capitalism, societal structures and how we grow through all of this.
I strongly advise giving his social media a follow: he's @CampherDarren on twitter, @Darrenofalkebulan on tiktok and @Darren_of_Alkebulan on insta; listen, follow and learn!
Episode 32: What is "British" & the polarisation of politics and society
I've caught so much crap from people on social media the last few weeks as I really started to deconstruct my stance on politics and my own biases.
I've questioned Labour on their politics and stances on certain issues, asked questions about Corbyn's already infamous interview, I've slammed tories for their ridiculous stances and in this episode I'm asking you why we entwine the idea of rancid spaffs like Rees-Mogg with Britishness and why we simply refuse to hear any critique of things we like or believe before dismissal.
I hope you enjoy the episode and even if you dislike what I say I hope we can at least have some rational discourse about it!
Episode 31 Ft: Goattmeal - The final C*ntdown and what comes after
Goattmeal kept coming up all the time on my pages and I one day realised I wasn't following him. I pressed the little button and the two arrows that showed we were mutuals came up and I had little stars in my eyes because it was great to know he liked my rambling as much as I liked his!
I've kept a close eye on his videos because he's great at cutting out the bull and getting right to the point -and that's exactly what we did today, covering everything from the tory, ah, "leadership" debate to what comes after we get them gone!
You should follow his socials- he's as entertaining as he is knowledgeable!
I hope you guys gals and enbies enjoy todays episode as much as I enjoyed filming!
Episode 30: They're all scum!!!!
Every single member of the tory party keeps proving over and over that Angela Rayner's nickname for them was correct.
Absolute must listen podcast!
Oh my this podcast is just spot on, a mix of inspiring and enraging. I am annoying myself how quickly I am getting through the backlog - must savour it for longer.
Enraged and confused
The episode I looked at began with the announcement… ‘I am a socialist’. It goes on to complain that more and more people are ‘falling out of the home ownership bracket’. Lefties are so dim!
I’m really enjoying the podcast so far! So nice to hear conversation about the things that really matter to me. Thank you Daviemoo and guests! Keep up the great work. Solidarity