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Episode 20: Terrorists Should Smoke Weed

This week’s episode is brighter and more entertaining than last week’s. I talk about the attacks at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris and how to SOLVE the issues of terrorism. I also talk about Obama’s new free community college plan.

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LISTEN: The Speech, by Charlie Chaplin, Adapted by Kristian Cruz

On episode 19 of my podcast, I read an adaptation of Charlie Chaplin’s speech in The Dictator (1940) that Kristian Cruz did to fit our modern day situation.

You can read it on RedMillennial: redmillennial.com/2014/12/31/the-speech/

Listen:

Transcript:

I don’t want to be a civil leader. That’s not my goal. I don’t want to rule or manipulate anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible–Hispanic, black, and white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Hate has poisoned men’s souls and divided the nation, goose-stepping us into misery and division. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. The media that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than hate, we need our humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

Social media and the internet has brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, for universal brotherhood, and for the unity of us all. Even now my writing can reach millions throughout the world–millions of despairing men, women, and little children–victims of a system that makes men divide and hate others.

To those who can read this, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of hate, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and leaders die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Americans! Don’t give yourselves to so-called leaders–men who despise you, enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, and use you as a pawn. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men–evil men with evil minds and evil hearts! You are not evil. You are not cattle. You are Americans. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate. Only the unloved hate–the unloved and the unnatural. Americans, don’t fight for division. Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke, it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man”–not one man nor a group of men, but in all men, in you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, a wonderful adventure.

In the name of democracy, let us use that power–let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world–a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, evil has risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will!

Civil leaders free themselves but they enslave the people. Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national division, to do away with greed, hate, and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Americans, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Read it on RedMillennial

 

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Episode 19 – RIP Braylon

Just to warn you, this is not a fun episode to listen to – at least in the first half. I start off this week’s show by talking about the death of my 23-month old nephew, Braylon, and the emotions that my family and I are experiencing. Then, like a real bipolar dude, I talk about a wonderful adaptation of a Charlie Chaplin speech that my friend Kristian Cruz did for RedMillennial. To finish out the episode, I talk about what what I will be working on at OUTSET in 2015.

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Episode 18 – The Last Podcast of 2K14

This week I talk about how awkward I am at parties, what happened in 2014, what is planned for 2015, and why Sony made the wrong decision to get scared by short Korean dictators.

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The BEST Takedown of the Modern Feminist Movement I’ve Ever Read

I wrote a piece on OUTSET back in October about a video that was created by FCKH8. In their video, a group of young girls are heard screaming obscenities all in the name of equality. I was furious!

Read & Watch: The Effing Feminists Have Done It Again

Last night I came across an article on Thought Catalog, of all places, by a Tara Kennedy-Kline, a wife and mother of two boys. It is hands down the BEST takedown of the modern-day feminist movement I have ever read.

Here is an excerpt:

When the term feminism turned from being a message of empowerment and gender fairness to basically a list of rules, restrictions, idiosyncrasies, offenses and grievances directed at all things male, I tapped out. I do not believe that opposite sexes can ever be completely equal, as there are very specific limitations for each gender.

The author does a great job making the point that I believe to be true: the idea of feminism is not bad, but the modern-day feminist movement, one that wishes to demonize men, needs top be stopped.

Read: I Am A Mother Of Two Children And I Cannot (And Will Not) Support Feminism

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Top 5 Reasons To Vote Early

Early voting started today in my state of Texas, as well as in many states across the country. In addition to it being your civid duty, there are other great reasons to get out and vote!

Here are the top five reasons to cast your ballot early:

1.) Early voting helps your candidate’s chances of winning

When you cast your vote early, your preferred candidate no longer has to worry about getting your vote (which can be kind of sad). They will be able to better focus their last-minute campaigning efforts on people who are either undecided or are not motivated to vote.

2.) Early voting means shorter lines

Combine the lines of a Chick-fil-A at noon and an Apple store on the release date of a new product. That’s what lines could look like on election day if we didn’t have early voting. If you don;t enjoy waiting in lines, go out and vote early!

3.) Early voting takes care of all the what-if scenarios

What if you get sick on election day? What if you get a flat tire? What if you have to work? What if someone randomly drops a baby on your doorstep and you now have to take care of this child? By voting early, you can avoid these situations getting in your way.

4.) Early voting gives you time to clear up any errors!

If there is an error with your voter registration, it’s best to find out during early voting when you have more time to try to fix it then waiting until election day!

5.) Early voting feeds your inner hipster

Think about it: Early voting means you get to vote before the masses do! You might as well wear a flannel shirt and a fedora to your polling place.

Find out where your polling place is located by going to your state’s voting information website!

 

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Stephen Perkins Program – Episode 16

I was unfortunately required to address Ebola once again on this week’s program. It’s something I don’t like to do because, with all the misinformation floating around in the world, I don’t want anyone to take a sarcastic comment of mine as the truth.

In addition to Ebola, I talk about the Texas Voter ID Law that was recently reinstated, the controversy surrounding Houston and their subpoena of church sermons, and Rick Scott’s terrible debate performance, all because of a fan.

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Stephen Perkins Program – Episode 15

On the program this week, I give my opinion about Raven-Symone’s latest comments to Oprah Winfrey that she’s not “gay” or an “African-American” – but an American. I then discuss the week’s biggest news, including the death of the Texas Ebola patient, a new poll about millennials and politics, and the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear a same-sex marriage case. All of this and then some on episode 15 of The Stephen Perkins Program!

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