Rebel Matters 235 – Série Pandémique – Pride 2020 Street Party

In this episode it’s  Sunday June 27, 2020.   In the absence of a 2020 Pride celebration, some of our neighbours organized our very own pandemic Pride street party.   Several streets were invited.   Complete with floats, music, face painting, and a poem by Zoe Leonard.   Voices in our heads.  Angry drivers.  Supportive drivers.  Abba.  Children.  Dogs.  We are family.   You make me feel mighty real.  

Small Float for a Small Parade

Just for fun, here is my hardware and software: Zoom H4, Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones, Windows 10, Audacity 2.3.2, Hauwei P30 (for photos).

Rebel Matters 233 – Série Pandémique – The American Divide, COVID-19, and Transgender Talk with Buck Angel

Buck Angel Nov 2 2020
Buck Angel – Chilling remotely with Ninja

Listen here: HotFRM 233 (133MB 58m21s)

Today, I have a conversation with one of the bravest people I know.   Buck Angel is a transman who began his transition from a woman to a man twenty-five years ago amid personal turmoil, against the tide of social convention, and during a time when little was understood about how to medically transition from female to male.     He was a trailblazer in the pornography industry and became famous for his work in that space.   He was then and still is an activist. Today, he considers himself the Tranpa and an elder of the transsexual/transgender community.     He spends his energy working with the LGBTQ+ community, with youth, the homeless, and others.   He has developed sexual and other wellness products exclusively for the transman community and has a cannabis business in California.

We talk about how he feels about this time in American history, possible ways to heal the divide, and what his fears and hopes are for the country and for the transgender community. 

Other topics discussed:

California Senate Bill 132, Canadian Bill C16 (gender identity and gender expression federal protection), Jordan Peterson, J.K. Rowling, Feminism, Trump, Biden, Harris, Russia, COVID-19, Active Measures, seed to sell.

Another bill to note:  Canadian Bill C6 (to end conversion therapy)

Definitions:

Tranpa: An elder transman who has wisdom to share with the younger generation.

Cisgender : Born biologically as a male or female

TERF : Trans-exclusionary radical feminist.

Rebel Matters 232 – Série Pandémique – Living in the Upside Down

Marvin the Robot saying,"I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed."
Marvin the Robot

In this episode I talk with long-time friend and pod-colleague Madge Weinstein, of Yeast Radio, who happens to be my cousin about 30 times removed.   After all,  we are both descended from the same 350 people that may have originated from the middle east and settled in eastern Europe around the fourteenth century.   

Hotfrm 232  (64mb 1h09m27s)   Listen here:

Topics discussed: 

Keeping roses in cold water.   Trump.  Biden.  Pence.  Harris.   Authoritarianism.  Ancestry.   Eudaimonia.  The end of democracy.  Lack of critical thinking skills.   Yuval Noah Harari.  Global Warming.  Marvin the Depressed Android23 and Me.  Being kicked out of the middle east because we ate with our mouths open.   Shtetls.   Audio tech. Genderqueerness.   Stonewall.   The fly on Pence’s head.   Political theatrics.   The narrative is what it is.   Nonbinary should extend beyond gender.  Don’t stay in your ideological bubble.  Health Care Terrorism.   Canadian Health Care that we pay for with our taxes which I completely omitted to say – so sorry to mislead. ObamaCare.   Money talks.  Activism. Direct action.   The end of democracy.   The Green New Deal.    Did I say, the end of democracy?

Other Related links and cultural references: 

America is Dying

Free to be You and Me

Madge is soaking in it

Snopes

Orange Pill Podcast

Joan Rivers

Stranger Things

Ninja Cyborg that has my mind downloaded into it.
Ninja’s Mind Dowloaded Into A Cyborg

Rebel Matters 231 – Série Pandémique – No It’s Not Censorship

Highway 401 Pixel Board That says, "Stop COVID-19 Stay Home" and "Restez Chez Vous COVID-19"

Shelter In Place, Physical Distance, and Wash your Hands Unless Otherwise Instructed

 

Last week a friend sent me a link to a removed YouTube video and the question, “Censorship?”  That sent me on a search for the video by Drs. Erickson and Massihi, two Californian physicians who want sheltering-in-place ended in their state.   The doctors provide unsubstantiated claims about the virus SARS-COV-2 and one even goes as far as suggesting that there will be gun violence about this issue.   This video is full of misinformation, pseudoscience, false hopes and fear-mongering.  You are free to watch it, do your own research and make up your own mind, but I give you this rant in any case on a sunny cool spring day during my lockdown. Let me know what you think.   (Have I ever said how much I love spring in Canada?)

Have a listen: (22m04s 52mb)

 

Show Notes and Links:

This Week in Virology  (Thanks to Okaexa, who alerted me to this site last month)

John Hopkins Medicine Site

What Canada’s Theresa Tam Has To Say About Herd Immunity

What Dr. Kurtsinger Has to Say About the Video

Another Opinion on the Video

The Video Taken Down by YouTube:  Bakersfield Doctors Dispute Need For Stay at Home Order

The Doctors’ medical practice:   Accelerated Urgent Care

If the video has been taken down again on NewTube, Let me know at hotfrm@gmail.com and I’ll give you another source.