Racism

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Racism has been a problem in the United States for many many years and even with immense efforts by a lot of different movements, people, governments, etc, it is still as prevalent as it has ever been.  Why is that?  I recently read a quote from Morgan Freeman, a black man, and wonderful actor, on this subject as he was interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. I have posted the transcript from this clip below:

Mike Wallace: Black history month you find….

Morgan Freeman: Ridiculous.

Mike Wallace: Why?

Morgan Freeman: You’re going to relegate my history to a month?

Mike Wallace: Oh, come on.

Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours?  Which month is white history month?

Mike Wallace: (pause) Well, I’m Jewish.

Morgan Freeman: Okay, which month is Jewish history month?

Mike Wallace: There isn’t one.

Morgan Freeman: Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?

Mike Wallace: No.

Morgan Freeman: Right. I don’t either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.

Mike Wallace: How are we going to get rid of racism?

Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it.

Awesome, purely awesome.  I love this man even more. The problem we have is trying to fix the problem by over correcting. We have become extremists in everything we do and enough is enough. I went and found the clip from 60 minutes with Mike Wallace and at the end, Morgan Freeman states: “I’m gonna stop calling you a white man, and I’m gonna ask you to stop calling me a black man.  I know you as Mike Wallace, and you know me as Morgan Freeman.” How wonderful of a world we would live in if we all took this advice.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeixtYS-P3s

As a side note, this had nothing to do with Jake’s post on Martin Luther King Junior Day from a few days ago. We’re both rather sarcastic here and will say things that offend I’m sure, including “racist remarks” used as humor, but we strive to balance that out with enough “humor” about every other ethnicity, gender, race, religion, etc including those we belong to. We encourage laughing at the silly things that make us who we are. If you can’t do that, then you’ve got a problem, so deal with it.

– Chris

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Iran the Honey badger

In recent news, Iran’s state media has claimed success in recent moves to continue it’s Nuclear program, despite looming EU sanctions, a pissed off Israel and US. In light of their obvious teenage-like defiance to the world, Iran offered to open up talks once more with foreign nations.  CNN.com headlines question “What does Iran’s nuclear announcement really mean?”  Reading between the lines, Iranian officials have in a sense stated: “Iran is a honey badger.  Honey badger doesn’t give a $#!%.  Honey badger takes what it wants. Honey badger does what it wants.”  Talks in the past have proven to be a stalemate move to keep foreign powers at bay while Iran has continued to do whatever it wants. What will the honey badger do next?

– Chris

(Warning, the below video may have language inappropriate for immature audiences.  If this is you, refrain from watching it, unless you must.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

http://security.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/15/does-irans-nuclear-announcement-spell-defiance-or-desire-to-talk/?hpt=wo_c2

How To Get Out of Debt

Below is a video which we had put on a feed years ago.  After watching it again, I feel the need to put it up for your enjoyment once more, although this may be confusing to a large amount of you. Be ye warned.

http://www.hulu.com/embed/J4vJO8oTo5zAO0QrO_sbLQ

There’s not a full clip on Youtube, so we found it on Hulu above but is also linked on our vodpod account http://vodpod.com/wewantthetruth.   You can check out some of our favorite video clips on YouTube, at http://www.youtube.com/wwttmedia.