Saturday, March 14, 2009

Brutally Honest on ShockNet - 03/14/09 Show Notes

This week's show is a pretty full one. We have the updates on a few stores, and a story with a twist, done in the same fashion as the late Paul Harvey. We have another take on political change, and this one dealing with animals. And then we have a segment that I happen to take very personally involving recent events. What is it? You'll just have to listen in to find out.

Oh don't forget that I also have a chatroom now! Join me around show time at the ShockNet Radio website and we'll chat about the subjects presented.

All of that is TONIGHT (03/14) here on ShockNet Radio at 7pm Eastern Time (6pm Norman time and 4pm Hefner Time) over at and also at Apple's iTunes Radio Player under either "Classic Rock" or "Talk/Spoken Word" categories.

Brutally Honest: The New Heresy Begins Here!


Carrie said...

I got a new dangerous word for you: "Culture War". Which to me seems more for an overly idealized version the 1950's where nobody who wasn't a straight, non-disabled suburianite (perferably male) W.A.S.P. existed.

David 2 said...

Actually I was hinting at that with "Family Friendly", and with another catchphrase on the list, but you're right in that I probably should add that as well. Thanks Carrie.

Carrie said...

In a way it is, but "Culture War" has the added mentality to it's listener that creates a fighting mentality that the person has to battle those who are on the other side if they want to maintain America's "culture". That liberals and anyone who isn't one of them is the enemy who is automatically demonized.

And lets not forget "culture warriors" like O'Riley and Michael Medved who use this term as a badge to judge others while O'Riley is free to ridicule a kidnapped boy for "enjoying his capture and sexual abuse" because he didn't escape sooner and "got to miss school". While Medved is an innocence-obsessed (he even wrote several books about it) guy who wants everything all G-rated to the point that we even find The Little Mermaid horribly offensive because Ariel disobeyed her father.

The funny thing about American culture is that it's a gradulally changing thing. The 1770's America was just a country that wanted freedom and looked to English authors and a glamorization of ancient Rome called the Neo-Classical era), then it was the struggle for an identity when America was a struggling country, then the dream of wide open spaces and\or instant riches out west in the mid 1800's, the split ideals of the civil, the dream of a better life during the big imigrant drive in the early 1900's, then the 50's suburbia ideal, the 60's and 70's was the idea that everyone deserves their fare share than a select few and that you can't always trust your government, and so. Sorry if I rambled, but America is so much more than just Ozzie and Harriet reruns.