Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:01 AM
This was one of the best interviews they have yet had. While I'm not a fan of Pete's podcast (mostly) I did dig the back and forth he brought to this. One of the interesting things about Pete is I think he is so much better when people are asking him questions and putting him on the spot.
Going back to the point (Randy?) made about why our religion is the way it is and basing it on fear, I couldn't agree more, but I would take it a step further. Our biggest import/export now in America is fear. Everything is based on trying to scare us into believing we are falling behind, in danger, losing our way of life, etc. To watch our news or hear our political commericals, you would think our country is filled with rapists, murderers, Chinese spies and is in another dust bowl. I'm afraid my kids are starting to think every stranger is going to kill them and that China/Iran are currently aiming missles at us right now.
I think all of this fear traces back to a change in who we are as a people. The internet is giving us more information than we can handle and having the curtain drop, revealing all knowledge and all communication to us, scares us. So we focus on fear and people captalize on it.
Not to sound insane (too late) but that's one of the reasons I love podcasts. There seems to be almost no agenda to make me afraid, no anger directed at anyone but perhaps a nameless heckler.
So, that was a long way of saying thank you.
Also, I started crying I was laughing so hard at you (Jason?) laughing during the mascot story.