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2555: It’s The Oppression For Me

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  1. ClassicRandBLover

    I voted not really in the poll because until you mentioned it, I never followed a show that posted its podcasts on YouTube. I have watched a couple of TBGWT episodes.

  2. IamSashaPierce

    Great episode, Rod and Karen. Keep doing your thing and speaking this truth about how to *actually* fight in politics. I truly believe that more voices like yours will gain traction as folks wake up and get serious. I don’t have anything to add other than sharing an analogous anecdote about how I figured out in college and grad school (10 and 15 years ago) that apathetic, nihilistic, fake-left folks are full of it and cannot be depended on. They would sit up and complain about the plight of the poor and hungry, which often led to a lot of big theoretical talk about “revolution.” But when I’d invite them to go volunteer with me at food banks and shelters to help the poor in our community right now, they wouldn’t ever join me. And it wasn’t just a “no thanks”; they thought the very idea of me spending my free time doing those types of things was oddest thing in the world. I would instantly just stop respecting those people because if you won’t get off your ass and dedicate effort to something easy, how the hell am I supposed to trust you with a rifle and my life when the “revolution” (aka race war) jumps off? Like, huh? They don’t live their raps. I view a good portion of people who inaccurately call themselves progressives the same way. We both know I can’t depend on you, so let’s not pretend.

  3. brooklynshoebabe

    correction, hating on things that DON’T affect my life

  4. brooklynshoebabe

    Watermelon equals summer and summer fun for me. It wasn’t until I got to college that I heard we should not eat it in front of white folks because I didn’t grow up around the white gaze. I used to love when we’d get the fresh watermelon with the school lunches. THAT WAS A TREAT .

    I neither like nor dislike Drake, but I have a handful of his songs on my playlists. I think the last album they said wasn’t wack was his mixtape “If you’re reading this, it’s already too late, ” which is the only album of his i listened from front to back and I love it. I’ve become much more accepting of ” new music. ” I just shrug and say ” hey, it’s not made for me. ” I’m turning 50 in September, so I’m trying not to waste my time and energy hating on things that affect my life. ‍♂️

    (I think older generations like to shit on the music of younger generations because it is a subconscious bitterness about no longer being the dominant demographic.)

    • brooklynshoebabe

      correction, hating on things that DON’T affect my life

  5. ApiafromGermany

    I’d like to tell you what watermelons mean for me:
    When I was a child we lived in communist Poland and didn’t have much choice with our food.
    We had almost only fruit that grew in cold climate. In summer we sometimes could buy watermelons from Bulgaria. It was something special, you told your family come over, we have great watermelon. Its still in my parents to do just that. A summer exclusive treat. The link between black people and watermelon was of course non existing for me, we knew no black people at all. At we could travel to other places. ( no passports, no visa, no money, noone spoke English)
    Now as a grown up I learned that racism is linked to watermelons. Racism tries to make fun things bad, again.

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