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.