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Episode Summary Brooke, Casandra, and Margaret talk about some laws that the ATF just imposed and how you might soon be a felon, some bizarre tax proposals that have been in the works for the last quarter of a century, and check in our old friend, the Colorado River in This Month in the Apocalypse. Host Info Margaret can be found on twitter @magpiekilljoy or instagram at @margaretkilljoy. Casandra is just great and can be found at Strangers doing awesome layouts, and Brooke can be found on Twitter or Mastodon @ogemakweBrooke. Publisher Info This show is published by Strangers in A Tangled Wilderness. We can be found at www.tangledwilderness.org, or on Twitter @TangledWild and Instagram @Tangled_Wilderness. You can support the show on Patreon at www.patreon.com/strangersinatangledwilderness. Next Episode Hopefully will come out Friday, Feb. 24th Transcript This Month in the Apocalypse: Jan. 2023 Margaret 00:14 Hello and welcome to Live like the world is dying, your podcast for what feels like the end times. I'm one of your today's hosts, Margaret killjoy, and with me are also Brooke and Casandra. How are you too? Brooke 00:25 Hello. Casandra 00:26 Good. Margaret 00:28 Joining me in the background, hopefully that we can't hear, is my dog, Rintrah, scratching at the carpet. So, this is one of the This Month in the Apocalypse episodes, as you probably noticed based on the title of it, which was This Month in the Apocalypse, and it is for January 2020-- whatever year it is now. Three? Are we at three. It's 2020; It's part three. And this show is a proud member of the Channel Zero network of anarchists podcasts. And here's a jingle from another show on the podcast brought up about Jingle 01:03 what's up y'all I'm Pearson host of coffee with comrades. Coffee with comrades is rooted in militant joy. Our hope is to cultivate a warm and inviting atmosphere like walking into your favorite coffee shop to sit down with some of your close friends and share a heart to heart conversation. New episodes premiere every Tuesday, so be sure to smash that subscribe button wherever you get your podcast so that you never miss an episode. We are proud to be a part of the Channel Zero network. Margaret 01:56 And this show is a proud member of the Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, sort of network, publisher thing. Here's a jingle for another show on this network or publisher. Boop boop boop boop, boop. Casandra 02:13 Since I don't have this yet, are you just gonna make one up right now? Margaret 02:19 You know, I think we might have jingles, but I'll make one up anyway. Do you like nerd shit? Are you a fucking loser? Do you spend more of your time thinking about the way that character classes in Dungeons and Dragons relate to the current meta of whatever game system you play? Do you know more about what I'm talking about than me right now? Then, you might like an Anarcho Geek Power Hour, which is a new show from Strangers in the Tangled Wilderness where we talk about nerd shit. The first episode is up already and there might be more, I don't know how, I'm not the one making them. First episodes is talking about all about that show Andor and there's gonna be a bunch of other shows that talk about other shows. If you're a fucking nerd and know what the word THACO means. Casandra 03:11 Wait, I'm a nerd and I don't know what that means. Margaret 03:13 I know it's a second edition Dungeon & Dragons thing. It's actually an are you an older millennial or Gen Xer, I think is the actual gatekeeping I just did there by accident. Really just ruining everything. It means "To hit armor class zero." What I Casandra 03:28 I started playing with third edition. Brooke 03:33 I have another new podcast idea to pitch to y'all. But we don't have to do it during This Month. Margaret 03:38 Okay, well, now this is an actual jingle. This...it actually exists. Okay. And that's the end of the jingle ba bop, bop, bop bop. Margaret 03:53 And we're back. Thanks, to the regular show called Live Like the World is Dying. I do too many podcasts. I'm gonna fuck this up at some point. Welcome to Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff. Today, the cool person we're talking about is at the end of the world. Brooke 04:14 This is what I get for declining to do the intro, isn't it? This is my reward? Margaret 04:19 Yeah. Brooke was like, "I'm tired." And I was like, I'm not. I'm wired on fake energy. Which, isn't even caffeine. I don't even drink caffeine. So what we're going to talk about today is we're talking about a bunch of different stuff. The main topic that I have to talk about today. Have y'all ever heard of this agency that thinks is in charge of us? It's called the government. Brooke 04:44 Vaguely vaguely familar with it. Yeah. Margaret 04:47 I think different geographical locations have different gangs that have gotten together and declared themselves in charge. And they all use the word government once they get bigger than the word gang. The United States federal government, which is the name of the largest gang operating in the territory of central North America has a has a subgroup and they are committed to, you'd think that they'd be really cool, because their name is Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. So, it sounds like fun, right? I mean, actually, these things don't go well together and the middle one mostly just murders you. Actually, all three of them are...Okay, I see why there's a regulating body that people set up. But the ATF are notorious for being kind of...I don't know a government body that comes after you, if you like, do things that they decide that they don't like. And they like to be very mercurial about that. And on January 13th, they announced a new rule that will turn millions of Americans into felons in 120 days, so. Rintrah is really concerned about everyone's gun rights. So, I have a very complicated relationship with guns. I, you know, as people know, I use them sometimes, and I carry them and have ever since I got doxxed, by the far right. And I believe that community defense is very important. I'm also however, very critical of a lot of things about guns. So, I just want to like preface. Before I talk about guns for a whole fucking chunk of this episode, I want to say that I believe very strongly that if your firearm is not on you, at any given moment, it needs to be locked up. And this is something that used to be more abstract for me and is not abstract anymore. And and I'm going to be on about this for a long ass time. That is the safe way, if you are carrying a firearm, you're probably doing so because you want you or your community to be safer and or better fed. And if you don't lock your guns up, when you're not holding on to them, you are not making your community safer, you're making your community less safe. And that is the kind of balance that everyone needs to have at all times if they choose to carry firearms, and if it fucking matters. So, that has nothing to do with the ATF. Because.... Casandra 07:25 I was preparing myself for it to be a rule about keeping guns locked up. Margaret 07:28 No, it has nothing to do with guns locked up. So y'all ever heard of the NFA? Or tax stamps? This is like, gun law bullshit? Brooke 07:41 Well, nope. Margaret 07:42 The National Firearms Act was passed in....And I'll cut to the chase, and then I'll go back and tell you the history. So there's this thing, where you can take a firearm, an AR style firearm is the most common gun by a substantial margin in the United States, as far as I understand at least rifle, and you can, if you have a shorter barrel on it, there's two different classifications, there's a short barreled rifle, which is illegal without specific and ATF approval, which I'll get to why that's actually bullshit shortly. And second, or you can have it be a pistol. And instead of putting a stock on it, you can put something called a pistol brace, which is originally designed so that people who have like, less mobility or missing a limb or things like that can successfully use this style of firearm. And these are fairly new objects, you have something called AR pistols, and they're very common. They're very popular. The ATF estimates that three to 7 million pistol braces have sold in the past 10 years since pistol braces came on the market in 2013. And when they first came on the market, it's okay, it's some loophole bullshit. Mostly, I mean, you can use it as is intended. Well, you could use it as is marketed, which is for being able to fire with one hand in a more stabilized way. Or you can use it as people tend to use it, which is to be able to shoulder a pistol, and so fire more accurately with something that is classified legally differently. Brooke 09:19 Makes sense. Margaret 09:20 Yeah. But before they like went ahead and like marketed this thing, they went and checked in 2013. They were like, "Hey, is this chill, ATF? Can we make this thing and sell it?" And the ATF was like, "Yeah," and then they went back and forth a couple times. By 2017, not only could you sell it, but it was also legal for people to shoulder a pistol in this way. And that that would not make you a felon by shooting this gun that you own legally. Casandra 09:48 What are the concerns like why? Why wouldn't it be a good idea or legal? Margaret 09:54 There's literally...there's fundamentally none, but we'll get...Okay. So I'll get to the where short barreled rifles come from as a classification. Okay, so and then on January 13, the ATF ruled that this is not true that this is not a pistol. If you have a pistol brace on an AR pistol, it is now a short barreled rifle. And this is on some level a reasonable thing, right? Because they are short barreled rifles, that's what they are. You, you shoulder them, you shoot them. Whatever, I don't, someone's gonna get really mad at me about this. But, we were all like, wink, wink, nudge nudge, I never fucking came anywhere near one of these things, because I was like this is gonna get...this is gonna go badly. So I never got one, right? Because it was perfectly legal. But now everyone has 120 days to either register the item with the government, destroy it, or turn it into the ATF, or put a longer barrel on the gun. And the thing that's really messy about this, is that they told people that this was fine. This was good. And everyone tried to cross their t's and dot their i's, which isn't what you're supposed to do. But that's what they tried to do. And and now basically, they like, you have to turn them in or you're in a lot of trouble. It's a 10 year. If you break the NFA it's a ten year felony. It's a 10 year felony. And if you're a felon, you can never use firearms, again legally in the United States. Which if you're the kind of person to collect firearms is a fairly major impact, besides of course, the 10 years that you might lose off your life. Casandra 11:28 Wait, so sorry. I'm not familiar with any of this. So short barreled rifles are disallowed? Margaret 11:36 Correct. Casandra 11:36 And they reclassified this other thing as a short barrelled rifle? Margaret 11:41 Yeah. And it's just this incredibly popular thing. And it's mostly.... Casandra 11:47 I didn't catch that short barraled rifles were disallowed, and was like it's just a classification, what matters? Brooke 11:51 Yeah, no, it's confusing. Margaret 11:55 So, the reason that short barreled rifles are disallowed is leftover nonsense. In 1934, the federal government was like, we want people to not really have guns in the US anymore, if at all possible. There's an amendment in the Constitution that prevents that from happening. So they were like, alright, well, we'll make it really hard. So, they passed this thing were called the the NFA, the National Firearms Act, where you have, you have to pay a $200 tax, you have to get buy a tax stamp. it's just a thing that says I paid $200, which was about $4,000 at the time. Equivalently. They didn't actually write into the law that this would escalate with inflation. So it's still $200 if you want an NFA iteam. And they specifically they were like, we want all the stuff that's used for crime by evil gangsters. So, they wanted to get rid of machine guns, which is honestly,reasonable. They wanted to get rid of pistols. And like all handguns, were going to be illegal. And then they were like, well, if we make our handguns illegal, then people are just going to chop chop down their their little rifle or shotgun, and they're going to suddenly have a pistol, right? So, we'll make short barreled rifles and short barreled shotguns also illegal, or things that you have to register with the government and pay a hefty tax stamp for. Then some people were like, but we have this thing called the Second Amendment. You can't outlaw these guns. So pistols got knocked off of it, but they didn't knock off short barreled rifles. Casandra 13:33 Why? Margaret 13:34 Because they didn't bother. Casandra 13:37 Interesting. Margaret 13:38 So a short barreled rifle is a like contraband item unless you go and you register it and you jump through all these hoops. The other thing is you have to fill out all this paperwork, and then wait like sometimes years in order to get this and the other thing they made illegal at this time was suppressors and suppressors, I will go to my grave believing should never have been. They are an element of gun safety. The ability to suppress the sound of a firearm makes it safer for everyone. It is a better object. It does not make the gun more dangerous. It also doesn't make it quiet. Everyone's like oh yeah, you can like run around James Bond style. It's just like not true if you shoot a suppressed gun. I mean, there's like a few tiny exceptions where if you like really work with subsonic, ammo and .22 And all this shit you can like, make it quiet. But like a suppressed gun just sounds like a gun. It's loud. It goes bang, you can hear from a long ways off. It just doesn't permanently destroy your hearing and give you tinnitus as much. Most of them you still have to wear ear protection for. It's just a fucking...anyway, whatever. That's not what we're talking about today. So, yeah, so that's why they made it....short barreled rifles illegal or much harder to come by. And it makes no sense. It never made any sense. Go ahead. Casandra 14:57 What is it? I know it doesn't make sense. Like it sounds I was like, someone who does paperwork was like let's reclassify this thing. But like, what is their justification? Like, why are they saying it makes sense? Margaret 15:10 Why are they reclassifying AR pistol to a short barreled rifle? Or why do they defend that short barreled rifles are illegal? Casandra 15:17 I think I understand the former. Maybe the latter. Margaret 15:21 So at the time, it literally was just it's closer to a pistol. That was the justification, they wanted to get rid of pistols, so that therefore they got rid of short barrel rifles. The argument being concealability. Casandra 15:36 But at this point in history, there isn't really a justification? Margaret 15:39 There's no justification. It's you can have a full length rifle and you can have a small handgun and you can't have in between. It is. Well, that's. So that's what I think that...there are a lot of cases to be made against guns and gun ownership. And I am like not trying to eventually become some like a gun nut talking head. But like, this is something that people whose primary concern or like one of their concerns is as firearms and firearm law. This is something that I think they wish people understood. The law is incredibly Kafka esque, and nonsensical, and labyrinth and like, just bizarre. And so whenever they're like, "Oh, we're gonna pass this new gun control law," everyone's sitting there being like, "Oh, God, it's going to be some other weird, crazy loophole, where if you don't do all of the following things, you're a felon." And what they've done now is they've gone back and made everyone felons in reverse. And I think it's fucked up. Casandra 16:43 That's wild that that's possible to retroactively make that many people felons. Brooke 16:50 It just it sounds like these these ATF peoples aren't very good at the F part of their ATF. Margaret 17:03 Like they're drinking and smoking, but they forgot to go shoot guns? Brooke 17:07 Yeah, like, I don't know about the A and the T shit that they do. But they sound like they're really fucking up the F part. Margaret 17:12 I mean, like, and this is like, the ATF is like all of the gun people's like boogeyman, right? Like, because they like, they keep track of people for potentially breaking specific laws, like, right, for example, like straw sales are illegal, I can't go to the store and buy a gun with the intention of turning around and selling it. Even though, in many states, and I think this is reasonable, that's fine. It's a way to skirt the law. In most, in many states, you can privately sell a firearm from one person to another. But if you go to a store in order to buy a gun in order to turn around and sell it, at this point, you're an arms dealer, and you like should have and so the people buying it from you should have to go through background checks and shit like that, right? At least from a legal point of view. So what the ATF sometimes does is they keep track of anyone who buys a whole bunch of guns at once, or a whole bunch of guns over some period of time. And they just like show up on that at your house and be like, "Hey, Where's all your guns? We wanna see them. And we want to prove you didn't sell any of them." Even though, if you buy a bunch of guns, for your own sake, and then turn around and sell some of them because you don't want them anymore, that is usually legal. And so there's kind of some like thought police stuff that has to go in because they have to prove intent and all this like weird shit. So the ATF is this like boogeyman that everyone's like weird about anyway. And then the other new thing that I'm a little bit less confident about, I've seen some stuff about this, that also has people up in arms is that with these NFA items, previously, NFA items being the short barreled rifle or a fully automatic weapon, right? It is legal as a as a citizen to own fully automatic weapons in certain contexts, right, if you fill out certain paperwork, you know, use them in certain environments, things like that. It's usually basically rich people have them because you have to buy ones that are from like before a ban and they so they there's like only a certain number of them that are available in the civilian market. So they just become more more expensive, which is always what the NFA was, of course was a tax on...so it was like poor people can have guns. Rich people get to have guns. And so there was this thing that the ATF...no go ahead. Casandra 19:26 I just think about how the justification originally was like, "We don't want mobsters to have access to these things," when when they were probably the only ones who could afford them at that point. Margaret 19:35 That's so true. Fuck. Casandra 19:38 We only want monsters to have these things. Margaret 19:41 Yeah. Yeah, if your shotgun cost $5,000....Yeah, only a certain class of people would have shotguns. No, that's such a good point. Okay, so one of the other things the NFA says that you can use...if I own...I do not On any NFA items, but if a hypothetical person were to own a short barreled rifle, if they are supervising, other people can shoot it. Because they're there. They're present, whatever. It's my short barreled rifle. And so you have this whole market of people who are like, "Yo, you want to go shoot a machine gun, like come to my range, you get to shoot a machine gun," which like sounds like fun. And these are very controlled environments, and it's perfectly fucking...Well, it's the safest shooting guns ever is. And now the NFA has like quietly changed in it's frequently asked questions of sorry, the ATF has changed on its frequently asked questions on its website, to just say, "No, only the only the person who has registered the item can be in possession of it. Can can use it." And so... Casandra 20:47 Weird. Margaret 20:48 Yeah. So like, if I have a suppressed rifle, which I don't, but I want one, I want to I want to go through the tax stamp paperwork in order to get one. Not only would it be illegal for me to let someone else use it, it would be illegal for me to store it in a way in which anyone else can access it. Like if I live somewhere and my husband has access to my gun safe, then that would be now a crime. This is more hypothetical. The other thing is very specific. And they released a fucking 300 page document about how they're going to turn everyone into felons. And everyone has 120 days. Casandra 21:26 They put so much thought into it. Margaret 21:27 Oh, yeah, they've been working on this for 10 years. And like fairly literally. This other thing is like a weird....And so the reason I want to talk about this is because like, this is a thing that is mostly being talked about in gun spaces, and is therefore mostly being talked about in center, right of center spaces. I don't want to just say right wing spaces, I think there's a lot of center and center right groups that are not like aggressively racist or something like that and are just like rural people who are into guns or whatever. And so people were really upset about it. And sometimes when we see certain types of people get really upset, we're like, "Haha, fuck you." But like, I think it is a completely legitimate thing for people to be upset about. I think this is fucked up. I think this is overreach. I think that this is like...the the sort of hope that people have is that at the very least, they'll just get rid of short barreled rifles off of the NFA list because it's nonsense. They shouldn't be there...in as much as....in as much as there's going to be a society I can imagine that society being like "There's a level of weapon we don't really want around here," right? Like I'm not like nukes for everyone kind of girl. And if I'm not a nukes for everyone kind of girl. Am I a machine guns for one kind of girl? I'm kind of not? I kind of just don't care. You know, like people would come at me, whatever. Like maybe it's hypocritical ofmyself, of me as an anarchist. I don't fucking know. Whatever but like, but I don't know. Whatever. That's my fucking weird gun rant. I've watched like so many like YouTube people rant about it. What's up? Casandra 23:02 That was a pristine conclusion. Margaret 23:07 It's so funny, because I'm like more anti gun this month than I am most months Brooke 23:14 Is it that you're anti gun? Or is it that you're anti ATF? Margaret 23:17 Yeah, I'm definitely anti ATF. Unless you're listening ATF, in which case I fucking love you. Don't come over, though. God that sounds sketchy than I meant it. I just....whatever. Anyway, that's the main thing I had that I had to talk about about January. This not the most important thing happening, but it is a big thing but you have some other stuff that you want to talk about, right? Brooke 23:42 I do and I like don't even know where to go to there from here. Oh, man. Well, I guess we can talk about.... Margaret 23:50 Well, speaking of tax stamps and tax.... Brooke 23:54 Yeah, well done. I was gonna go for like, ridiculous government nonsense. Margaret 23:59 Oh, that's actually better and more accurate. Casandra 24:01 That's taxes. Brooke 24:02 Yeah, there you go. Yeah. So there's this act has been proposed in Congress called the Fair Tax Act. And it's ridiculous and far fetched and is not going to go anywhere. But it has come up like three different times in my own life in the last week from from different people asking me about it and asking me what's up with it and I even had to kind of walked my mom through what was going on with this too, cuz she was talking about it. Hi, mom, if you're listening. Margaret 24:39 Hi, mom. Hi, Brooke's mom. Brooke 24:44 Nice. So this tax act is a Republican act. And the succinct version of it is that they want to abolish the IRS in its entirety and institute a 30% national Sales Tax. Margaret 25:01 See, I was with them for the start of that sentence. Brooke 25:04 First half is great. Stop there. We're good. Yeah, so that would get rid of income tax, and payroll tax, estate tax, gift tax. I mean, the whole stupid, ridiculous tax system that we have would go away. Casandra 25:16 I thought it was in addition to state taxes? Brooke 25:20 No. Casandra 25:21 Oh, interesting. Brooke 25:21 Well, I guess, I guess I don't know if they can regulate state income taxes and all of that. Margaret 25:26 Not without a war. Brooke 25:28 Yeah. So. Margaret 25:30 Anyway. Brooke 25:33 Anyway, and if so...so it's a 30% national sales tax on all goods and services purchased, which, interestingly, some of the Republicant's have tried to call it a 23% Tax. Because, they're playing with the way the math is presented. Alright, quick math lesson. Margaret 25:54 Oh, is it the which direction? Okay, yeah. Give us the math lesson. Casandra 25:57 Numbers. Numbers are arbitrary. Is that the lesson? Brooke 26:02 You can use math to lie. That's the lesson. Margaret 26:05 Yay! Brooke 26:06 Yeah. Yeah. So if you have to buy something that's $100. Let's say just for a nice round number, and there's a 30% tax on it, you're gonna pay $130 for that item. And most of us look at that and go, that's a 30% tax. Margaret 26:22 Right. Casandra 26:22 Cause it is. Brooke 26:24 Right. But... Margaret 26:26 If you reversed it. Brooke 26:27 Yeah, exactly. Casandra 26:29 What? Brooke 26:29 $30 is 23% of $130. Margaret 26:35 Heh, heh heh. Brooke 26:39 So if you just pretend that the item costs $130 Then you can claim that you're only charging a 23% tax. Margaret 26:46 Because 23% of that is tax Brooke 26:50 Of that $130. Casandra 26:53 I want to know how I missed the like stereotypical autistic person thing of understanding math. Brooke 27:03 Yeah, the thing that that was that some people were like, "Well, it's only 23%," but they're just lying with...they're just using math to lie. Casandra 27:13 23%? Was that only? Margaret 27:15 I know exactly. Like, that's a lot of my money. Casandra 27:19 Still doesn't make sense. I mean, there's been Brooke 27:21 130% I guess. Margaret 27:23 I mean, as a freelancer I pay some fuck off high percentage of my income in taxes. I don't even remember. Casandra 27:29 As an Oregonian, I don't pay sales tax. Brooke 27:32 Yeah, so any sale's tax is like "Fuck you you, world." Margaret 27:40 This is the real tyranny. So why do right wing people want this? Like, is it because it helps the rich because they're not paying a state tax or whatever and it's like... Casandra 27:49 And why is it repeatedly brought up? Brooke 27:51 Yeah, so it's...it would be a flat rate tax on like a current system, which is it's called a progressive tax system. And please don't confuse progressive with like the liberal sense of the word progressive, but progressive as in like graduated taxes we have now. Poor people pay less, richer people pay more. You pay tax as you progress in income. Casandra 28:13 So, this is a fuck poor people? Brooke 28:20 Well, the flat rate tax would be simpler than the progressive system. And allegedly, under the current proposal, low income individuals could apply once a month for a rebate on some of the tax that they spent. Margaret 28:34 Oh yeah, with all of that free time that poor people have. Brooke 28:37 Yeah, exactly. Casandra 28:38 What if I mean, if it were actually to pass, how much do you want to bet that the rebate would just be on like yachts? Brooke 28:48 Yeah, yeah. Under the system, everyone ends up paying more in tax except for the wealthiest 5% of Americans who actually end up paying less in taxes overall. But yeah, as you just alluded to Casandra, this is like not the first time this idea has come up. In fact, it has been introduced in Congress every single year since 1999. Casandra 29:12 Really? Brooke 29:14 Yep. Casandra 29:14 Why? Why. Margaret 29:15 Is it just some guy? Casandra 29:19 No, why are people making such a big deal out of it this time? Brooke 29:22 Yeah, solid question. Casandra 29:24 Because it's so Oh, sorry. Go ahead. Brooke 29:28 Hypotheses are welcome. It has no more chance of passing right now than it has the last 24 times it has been introduced. But there's a larger contingent of right wing extremists who are behind it like 30ish people this year. Margaret 29:43 Uuuuhm, 23..... Brooke 29:52 Okay, so it's, you know, there's enough support for it that it is garnering more attention. It's not just one or two people throwing it out there. And it anytime there's been kind of this larger contingent of more extreme right wing people in Congress it has gotten attention in the news media. So, like when the Tea Party folks came into Congress, it got proposed that year as it has every single year, and it made the news a little bit more than because they were more supportive than usual. Casandra 30:26 So is it just like Margaret said, is it just some guy is it? Is it the far right just like fucking with our understanding of normalcy, like the Overton window? Brooke 30:38 Yeah, probably. That's part of it. I mean, it made news in '99, when it was first introduced. And I couldn't tell you exactly how many times it made any kind of major news between then and now, except for when the Tea Party folks came into power. Casandra 30:54 Do youever look back and think like, we used to just have a Tea Party, you know? Brooke 30:59 Yes, do. Yeah, okay. So I couldn't...go ahead. Margaret 31:06 I, it's so hard, because it's like, there is a part of me, like, I hate how complicated our tax system is, right? So I could understand this appealing if you don't think it through, right? Because then you're like, well, it's just based on how much you actually spend, and not what you make at work or whatever, you know. Because like, I fucking hate turning around and giving some percent of my tax that I can never keep track of, to the government. Basically, just every April, I'm like, there goes all my money. And now every quarter there goes all my money. And like, so I get the appeal of it. And it's so frustrating, because I feel like they're tapping into something that's like real, which is people's frustration with the tax system in this country, like you explained to other....I am under the impression I have seen on the internet, that people from other countries are like, What the fuck is wrong with you? What do you mean the government just like? Because it's like, you go to a restaurant and you order food. And then they're like,"Alright, pay me now." And you're like, "How much is the food?" And they're like, "Yeah, I mean, you can figure that out. And if you get it wrong, you go to prison." That sucks. I'm never going to that restaurant again. Like, if the government and I know the government can can give me a bill with a number because sometimes I underpay and they send me a bill with a number. And sometimes I overpay and they send me money back. They know the number. Just fucking tell it to me and I will pay I will. I would begrudge taxes so much less if it wasn't just this weird dance of fucking death with the goddamn government. Anyway. Brooke 32:42 You're totally fair. I have spent countless hours getting tax stuff done. Now, I spent 10 hours yesterday doing tax stuff for various things. That's just what I'm going to do for the next few months is spend a whole lot of time with taxes. Margaret 32:58 Can we call it the Illuminati tax because the number 23? Or is that bad because anything related....anyway...conspiracies. Brooke 33:06 We can call the buddy tax. Because the fella whose turn it was to introduce it this year is Earl Leroy Carter, whose nickname is Buddy from Georgia. Casandra 33:17 Leroy. Leroy is such a good name. Margaret 33:21 But, Buddy is the name of someone who's too old to be in government. Brooke 33:25 Right! Like I had to look at a picture of the dude and he's exactly what you think he looks like. Margaret 33:30 If your nickname is Dick, you are too old to be in the government. If your nickname is Buddy, you're too old to be in government. Maybe. Okay, wait, wait I want to say older people deserve representation too. The entire government should not be run by people who are all of one generation that is much older. That's how I'm going to walk back from ageism. Yeah, totally anger issues Yeah. Brooke 34:03 Oh, I just it was Buddy's turn to draw the short straw I guess because he hasn't....It hasn't been him every year. it's been different folks in different years. He's only been in the US Congress for five or six years or something like that. So, I don't know if they just start off the governmenting season with a you know, drawing straws or... Casandra 34:30 It's some sort of hazing ritual. To be part of the crew you have to like propose this ridiculous thing and everyone will hate you for it. Margaret 34:43 Like I don't even want this. It's just literally their hazing. Brooke 34:50 Alright, whose turn is it to bring out the old Unfair Tax Act law and abolish the IRS this year. Margaret 34:58 Which is funny because it's like I mean, I just went on this rant about how we should abolish the ATF. Brooke 35:06 Anyway, yeah, Margaret 35:08 I get so frustrated by the..... Casandra 35:11 Like you're almost there. You almost reached to the point.. Margaret 35:15 Yeah, and they go on down this wild side path where they're like and and then they wander off into the fucking.... Brooke 35:24 The other part of it is that 30% probably is not quite enough of a tax to replace the income that they currently get from the tax system. So, it would probably actually have to be higher than that to work. Casandra 35:39 It's just while to be thinking about...whatever...how the fuck much we all pay in taxes and what happens with that money and what doesn't happen with money. And who doesn't pay taxes. Margaret 35:51 All of you listening who are anti gun, but pay taxes I have. I have bad news for you. You buy so many more guns than any like than anyone who lives in any other country. Because half of your money is just guns. Brooke 36:07 Fucking US military. Hey, speaking of government brutality. The second topic I have, is that there's some news that's gonna drop tonight. The night of the stay that we are sitting here recording this episode. It hasn't been released yet. Margaret 36:26 So it'd be like last week or the week before for you all? Brooke 36:28 Yeah, exactly. And it has the potential to spark some George Floyd esque levels of protests. It's the body cam video footage from early January of the traffic stop and the brutal arrest of Tyre Nichols, a 29 year old Tennessee man who died as a result of the brutality he experienced that day. The descriptions of the videos that have come out from those who have seen it in advance have likened it to the 1991 video of Rodney King being beaten by the Los Angeles Police and Tyre's mother, excuse me, who hasn't seen and is not going to watch the video said that her son was beaten to a pulp by the arresting officers, of whom they were five. He was pepper sprayed, struck by a stun gun, restrained, kicked and more. And the family's attorney described the beating by saying the Tyre was used as a human pinata. So, some caution in watching those videos. Of course, if you're listening to this, it's the week after the they've been released. So either they have sparked intense rounds of protests, or they've quietly flamed out and gone down as just another act of extreme police brutality. Casandra 37:43 I was reading this morning that they were like closing parts of Memphis. Margaret 37:47 Yeah, they brought in the National Guard, right? Brooke 37:50 Yeah, the governor declared a state of emergency in preparation for the protest that will follow the release of the videos. Yeah. Yeah. Casandra 38:02 I hate that it takes the release of a video, you know? Brooke 38:07 Yeah, yeah. The five arresting officers have all been fired, and they're facing a barrage of charges, including second degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct and official oppression, which I didn't know official oppression was the thing that you could get charged with. But I think we can just go ahead and slap that on a whole bunch of government stuff while we're while we're using that one. Margaret 38:31 Yeah, that's what I say about them usually. It's like the inverse. There's a New York City law Criminal anarchy. Anyway, there you go. Casandra 38:44 I've already seen some like right wing commentary. Just people pointing out the fact that like, this is different. This isn't race based because the officers were also black. Yeah. Because systemic oppression apparently means nothing. Brooke 39:03 Yeah, and I've, you know, given in no position to speak to the race relations in this matter, and any of that, but you know, certainly is yet another example of police brutality and the indiscriminant violence that they visit upon us, Margaret 39:21 And still part of racist policing. I think that it is still fair to say that it's part of racist policing in this country, I feel like that's been laid out. This isn't like my idea. This coming from Black liberation movements for a long time that black police are capable of enacting racist violence or being part of a racist, racistly violence system. But of course, they'll use that to distract and they'll use the fact that they threw the cops under the bus, which I like wonder whether they would have thrown the cops under the bus if the cops were white. Casandra 39:54 Yep. Margaret 39:54 Yeah. And, you know, and either way they threw the cops under the bus because of trying to minimize...It's not because they don't feel good about this stuff happening because the police do. But because they like, want people to not riot. And sometimes, they'll, you know, that's how afraid they are. I feel like you can you can see how afraid the system is based on how it handles the cops who enact violence. It's almost they're afraid this time. Which is good. They should be. Brooke 40:32 Yeah, it sounds like it's going to be some real ugly video, and I am planning to watch it. But, a trigger warning on myself. Margaret 40:43 Yeah. Brooke 40:46 Well, I've got one more topic. It's kind of following up on on an old friend of ours, the Colorado River. Margaret 40:53 Oh, yeah. Brooke 40:53 Just because it was in the news a bit recently. Margaret 40:56 How he doing? He doing good? Brooke 40:58 Yeah, everything's great with with Old Colorado. He's feeding the seven states and, you know, everything's fine. So that's my update. Margaret 41:11 Great.Tell me the bad news. Brooke 41:13 Yeah. So, Lake Mead, which we've talked about, in at least a couple of episodes, it provides water to, and electricity to Arizona, Nevada, and just a little old area called Southern California. And currently, right now, it's at its lowest point that it has been since 1935. And it has been at its lowest point since 1935, for about two years now. And it keeps getting lower, which is the decline of the lake is consistent with the overall decline of the water levels in the whole river, which is a significant source of water, also for Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. And the reason that it's extra in the news at the moment is that these seven states that all depend on the Colorado River, have collectively worked together for, I guess, more than 100 years to kind of manage the water and it's resources and decide how to allocate it. And the federal government has tasked them a couple of times in the last year, to come up with a plan for reducing their water usage and for, you know, kind of this emergency scenario, because it's getting so very low. And for the second time, in the last year, the states have failed to come up with a plan together despite their, you know, century of working together. So the Interior Department of the federal government is probably going to have to step in and impose water usage cuts on the states in order to prevent...well, I mean, it's still gonna be pretty devastating, but in order to, you know, mitigate, who's getting how much of the devastation. Margaret 42:52 Well I bet that will go smoothly. Brooke 42:54 Yeah, they're not already having, you know, legal challenges and, you know, threatens of sue, and lots of lawyers and private organizations and stuff involved. Margaret 43:05 And if there's one thing I mean, what's that saying? Thirsty people don't fight over water. Casandra 43:12 Exactly how it goes. Brooke 43:16 It'll be fine. Margaret 43:17 Yeah. Casandra 43:17 Meanwhile, in other parts of California there's like massive flooding. And they're already predicting a produce shortages for the rest of the year. Yeah. Brooke 43:27 Yeah, great. Need. So too much water in the north, too little water in the South? Crops? Fucked. Margaret 43:37 Yay! Brooke 43:38 Excellent. Yeah. Now the thing that people like to to raise the the alarm about, especially with Lake Mead is that it feeds the Hoover Dam. And if the water level gets too low in the lake, you're not gonna be able to power the dam. But it's not actually really looking like it's, that's going to happen soon. They're still probably a few years before it would get that low. And this is based on like me pulling all of the data and looking at the worst case scenarios of the water levels. And that's, you know, I'm not a climatologist. So I can't tell you about other things that might happen. But just in terms of the trends of the decline in the water. Now, of course, that means I'll have two years to ignore it, and then still freak out and panic and fuck everything up at the last minute. Margaret 44:29 No, no, they'll like, get it together. That's why we have governments that are really good at doing stuff in a timely fashion and addressing the big the big issues. Casandra 44:40 Governments make everything more efficient. Margaret 44:42 Yeah. Yeah. Without it it'd be total anarchy, Brooke 44:47 Lies, damn lies from governments. All right, what's happening in the world, Margaret? What's happening outside our little bubble? Margaret 44:58 It's about California. My first one. Alright, so California.... Casandra 45:04 None of us live in California, for the record. Margaret 45:09 So okay, what is it? There's a bill, Assembly Bill 92 in California. I have no idea whether this is likely to pass. This the thing. I think that I actually fall into this too. Whenever we see like, "Oh, there's this new bill, and it's fucked up." Everyone's like, "Oh, fuck, they're gonna," you know, there'd be a bill that's like, "Murder every seventh child," and people be like, "Oh, fuck," you know, and like, and then usually those bills don't pass. And so we feel a little bit like wolf cry'ey when we're like....like all the anti trans bills that are happening right now. Right? Like Virginia actually just shut one down. And I wish, I should have. I should focus more on some of the positive news for these things. Virginia, just shut one down. Like it didn't even go to vote. People were like, "Nah, we're good." And but, I don't even think it was a statewide one. I don't know, whatever. It's like, these things do get defeated all the time. But people propose all this wild shit, like, the 23 people tax. Well, I know. But if you start with the 30 people who propose it, and then you say, we'll pass the tax, if we get to execute seven of you. ...You know, I'd be willing to like give it a shot for a little while. Brooke 46:18 A shot. Margaret 46:21 Which, they'd be in trouble if they lived in California if this bill passes, because California is trying to pass a bill, or some people in California trying to pass a bill banning civilian possession of armor. Casandra 46:34 Body armor? Margaret 46:35 And I think that... Casandra 46:36 Which i'm just like, wow. Why? I always wonder how....like, they must have to have some sort of justification for proposing bills like this. And I just like, what is it? Margaret 46:47 So, there's justification for proposing this is that several other mass shooters have worn body armor in the past couple of mass shootings. This, to me is like, the crystal clear distillation of like, doing law wrong, you know, is like being like, well, you can't protect yourself from bullets beecause some people who want to kill people might protect themselves from bullets. Casandra 47:14 But if we pass a law about it, those people who want to kill people will definitely follow the law. Margaret 47:18 Yeah. That's the best thing about law is that the only people who follow it are criminals, and everyone else is free. Actually, what's really funny is in a weird way, because of selective enforcement, as it's like, you know, it's like, if you're breaking some other laws it's the only time you get in trouble for certain laws. But, yeah, so they're trying to pass a bill outlawing body armor, and I think it is fucked up. That's.... Casandra 47:44 That's wild. Most of the mass shooters are men. We could just outlaw them. Margaret 47:50 You know, I see no counter argument that can be made. Brooke 47:57 Let's put them in cages. Breeding stock only. Margaret 48:04 The 1960s called they want their science fiction back. But they can't have it because it's funny. So, there's that. There's a diabetes med that's in shortage called ozempic. And it's in shortage because a version of it got popular for weight loss. The same drug is used is produced by the same manufacturer at a higher dosage called wegovy. I don't know, the dumbest names in the world are the names of prescription drugs. Casandra 48:37 Yeah. That's someone's job Margaret 48:40 I know, I'm so jealous of whoever's job that is. Like, I write fantasy characters for a living, I could do that job. No, that's not true. Because like, fantasy authors always go for like, Alright, we're gonna take a normal name like John and we're gonna, like spell it weird. Or add an 'e' in the middle or something. And like, this isn't called like, 'insaloon.' You know, it's not just 'insulin' with a different pronunciation. It's fucking orginal. Ozempic? Wegovy? it doesn't even look like it's some other language. It just looks like...you look at that, and you're like, that's a prescription drug. Casandra 49:19 That means we need to hire a sci fi author to do the job. Margaret 49:23 Yeah, okay. All right. Well, since I'm out of that job. People at the World Economic Forum in Davos are predicting major cyber attacks in 2023 and or 2024, DDoS attacks, denial of service attacks, like where they flood an IP to shut it down. Those increased 79% last year. Brooke 49:44 Wow. Margaret 49:45 And something like 49% of like major economic things that do all the manufacturing etc. are like vulnerable or like, particularly not hardened to cyber attacks. You know, we had the thing couple years ago where like, you couldn't get couldn't get gas in part of the Mid Atlantic because of a cyber attack. Brooke 50:03 Oh, yeah. Margaret 50:04 So anyway, so there's that to look forward to. In the most depressing news that no one ever wants to admit or think about, Germany's Minister of Health says that all signs point towards COVID putting people at risk for incurable immune deficiencies. The studies are not final. But there's just more and more mounting evidence coming in from all different corners about how we should be taking COVID Seriously. And again, not to put that impetus on like, as much the individuals, but like, wouldn't it be cool if some of our tax money paid for i dunno, HVAC systems for schools? Brooke 50:43 Weird. Margaret 50:44 Wouldn't that be just like...Oh, yes. And the other thing that happened, I didn't write this in my notes. But one of the main things that I saw this fucking month is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the windows were open, there was HEPA filters in every room, everyone tested at the door. The people in the audience wore masks, because the world leaders know that it's fucking real. Casandra 51:03 Yep. Brooke 51:05 But, but, but didn't we just decided it ended it here in the US? Didn't we just declare that? Margaret 51:10 Oh, no, we extended it till April. Brooke 51:13 Okay. Margaret 51:13 It's over in April. Yeah. Brooke 51:16 Except not the SNAP benefits. Margaret 51:18 No, the SNAP benefits. That is the next thing I had on my list. That's very good. The SNAP benefits, which I still in my head to call food stamps, but maybe you're not supposed to. But in case you're don't know what SNAP means the extended benefits that people got during the COVID pandemic are going to expire in March. So, February is the last month of the extended benefits. Sorry, sucks to be poor. Hope you don't die of the...this is me and my government voice not me and my voice....Hope you don't just...well, actually, we do want you to just go back to work and die for the economy. Speaking of people willing to die for the economy, Bolsonaro's right wing idiots stormed the Capitol after he lost an election. I don't have nearly as much as Brazil. I don't have nearly as much information about that as I wish I did prepared because...I...because this is the speed round. Speed Round. There should be like a little sound effect. Too too, zoo zoo. On the other hand, I like other people when they storm government institutions, and left wing people in Peru are doing are like also uprising. And I think that's good. Because I hate that we let....the when people are like "The insurrectionists and the seditioutionists," and I'm like "Hey, now. That's some of my best friends." What else? Oh, and Pakistan has been having massive, after their fucking floods that we talked about last year, they've been having massive blackouts. There was like to 220 million people without power for a while. And it's basically old fucked up infrastructure that is fucking them up. And that...either of you have Lightning Rounds? Brooke 53:05 No, I don't pay attention to the news. I'm doing taxes. Margaret 53:10 Oh, yeah. 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THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
Remember, we welcome comments, questions, and suggested topics at thewonderpodcastQs@gmail.com. S4E3 TRANSCRIPT:----more---- Mark: Welcome back to the Wonders Science-Based Paganism. I'm your host, Mark. Yucca: And I'm Yucca. Mark: and today we're going to talk about practices and developing a practice carrying one on keeping one fresh and alive. All those things about having a personal. Yucca: right. And we hope that there'll be a lot of useful ideas and information for people who are just starting, but also for people who have had a practice and are looking for ways to. Continue to develop that or kind of stay in the habit of it. Mark: Right, because a practice is a wonderful thing to have, and it can also, if you're doing the same thing for months or years on end, you can also start. To feel a little routine, a little stale. And there are things you can do to sort of blow yourself out of that normality, get out of the rut, and try some new things that can incorporate into your practice in really enlivening waves. So that's part of what we're gonna talk about at the end of the program. But at first, let's start talking about developing a pro a a practice. When you're first starting. Yucca: right. Mark: When you come to Athe paganism or naturalistic paganism in some kind of sense, and you're like, okay, this cosmology totally works for me, right? I'm a science-based person, I'm a reason based person. You know, this evidence-based approach to spirituality, you know, really rings my bell. So now what do I do about that? Well, okay, I'm gonna celebrate these stations of holidays around the course of the year. That's great, right? That will help you to plug into the cycles of nature. And that's really what we're about, is about having a deep relationship with nature. Understanding ourselves as organisms that are a part of nature. That's a great thing, but what about day-to-day? , you know, the, the Sabbaths are seven, eight weeks apart, right? It's, it's, and at least for me, it's not enough to say, okay, every seven or eight weeks, I'm gonna, I'm, I'm gonna pay attention to Nature I, I need more than that. So, Many people have a daily practice, or in some cases a monthly practice that's organized around the cycles of the moon. Yucca: Mm-hmm. . Right. So I think that a, a really good place to start, and this is whether you're coming in fresh or have had a practice for a while, is to really do some. Some reflecting upon what, why? Why do you want this practice? What, what is meaningful to you? What are your goals? What are you hoping to accomplish? Because it really is about what you are trying to get out of it, right? We don't have any Gods looking down on us who want us to perform this special thing at this special time. It's no what? What is it for you? Why are you doing it for you? And that could be a lot of different things and it's gonna be different for it's different for Mark and for me and for you. And it's gonna be different at different points in our own lives. Mark: for sure, because maybe your primary focus is your family unit, right? Maybe what you're trying to do is to create culture and and values for your family, and so demonstrating those and creating experiences that reinforce them. is sort of the centerpiece, the, the core ethic of what you're seeking to accomplish. That's great. Right. But that's gonna be a practice that's about finding the right childhood stories, right, and creating the kinds of household observances that give you and your children and partners Yucca: household members, whoever they are. Yeah. Mark: Yeah, the, the kind of experience that reinforces the values and, and cosmology that you find really meaningful. So all of that is great. But in, on the other hand, you may be a solitary person. You may either be a solo person or someone who is partnered with someone that isn't interested in your path, and so you're doing this yourself and you're trying to find, how do I do this in a way that continually fuels that sense of meaning Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: that I'm getting out of this. Practice of being an atheopagan or a naturalistic pagan and some of that may be okay. I'm engaging with people in the online communities. I am reading stuff that's being distributed by. The atheopagan Society or you know, various science writers or all that kind of stuff. But it can also be how am I gonna challenge myself to jump over some things that feel like hurdles for me? Yucca: Hmm. Mark: How am I gonna make myself bigger? How am I gonna stretch? Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: Because one of the things that we're really about as atheopagan or naturalistic pagans is the, the affirmation of the self, right? Yucca: right. Mark: We're, we're not about telling you that you've got original sin and you're small and need to be fixed. , our ethic is entirely different. It's about you are glorious and golden and we want you to bring the you that is you out into the world with as much visibility and vigor as you possibly can. And that's a radically different way of approaching things than the over culture wants you to approach them with. But at the same time, , it's much healthier. Yucca: right. and your practice is also a way that you can build in health into your life, right? That self care, that and, and thinking about how it feels to be you every day so it's really an opportunity for you to, to look at how you want to feel each day or each week or through the seasons, and to work towards that. It's a tool for you to be able to feel the way and experience, have the type of experiences you want in your life. Mark: yes. Yes. We have to remember that unlike many other religious paths, the point of our practice is happiness and self-actualization and to help make the world a better place. It's not about serving the edicts of some other power or some list of rules or any of. . So it's important in building your personal individual daily or weekly or monthly or whatever it is, practice that you keep that in mind. How is this helping me to be happy? Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: How is this bringing more meaning into my life when I light those candles on my focus every night? Why do I do that? I don't do it just because it's a habit. I do it because it's meaningful to me, and the things that I say at that moment are moving to me, even though I see them every night. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And if that starts to get really dry or routines such that I lose the magic of it, magic in quotes, right? Then it's time for me to make some changes. It's time for me to figure out how can I make this practice feel like I'm pushing the edge. Yucca: right? Yeah. So why don't we talk about a few things that, that people might consider after sitting down. And really thinking about what it is that they want to achieve with their practice. And last week we were talking quite a bit about the Wheel of the Year, and that's a great place to start, right? With a, with a seasonal a seasonal regional approach. But what about a weekly or daily kind of practice? Mark: Yeah, the thing about the wheel of the year is that it happens pretty slowly and so, and it can take you a year of observing what's happening in nature around you at every given station of the Wheel of the year in order to get a good grip on, here's what I'm gonna celebrate as we go around, right? A year or more, maybe more cycles than that. But what you can do immediately is you can start doing a weekly practice or a daily practice, or if you like, you can follow the moon cycles and do like a monthly practice Yucca: or all of those, Mark: or, or all of those. I mean, if you're really gung-ho and you wanna do lots of ritual practices, then you know, by all means, it's, it's available to you and you're free to do it, and there's nothing wrong with it. It's good for you. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: So when it comes to a daily practice, what I think about is what's gonna help me feel better connected. Yucca: Mm. Mark: You know, what I really want is to feel like I'm connected to nature and to this vast cosmos that gave rise to us. I want to, I want to acknowledge that on a daily basis. And so that's what I. that's what I do. And I also want to acknowledge what has gone before because I feel like, you know, if what had gone before hadn't gone before, I wouldn't be here. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: So there's Yucca: tiniest little difference and he wouldn't be here and it's so many places. Yeah. Mark: absolutely. So there, there are so many reasons why. I mean, many of us, if not all of us, practicing this path have a lot of data in our heads about evolution and fossils and the progression of animal development over time. You know it, and maybe further back, further back into, you know, the earliest microorganisms all. Understanding of evolution and the development of the planet and the development of the sun and all those things. How do I make that personal to me in this moment? Because yes, it's history, but it's still going on right now, Yucca: Yeah. Mark: The, the, the burning of the sun is happening right now. The evolution of the earth is happening right now, and I am a piece. Yucca: right? Mark: So thinking about how you can develop a practice that acknowledges that somehow is something that's really valuable. And I can't understate the significance of lighting candles. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: You know, it seems, it seems very ordinary because you know, every church you go to, they like candles. Well, why do they do? Yucca: there's a reason for it. Yeah. Mark: Yeah. There is a reason for it, and the reasons to my mind are threefold. The first is there is a magic to creating fire out of nothing. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: You got this match, you got this candle. They're both these cold inanimate objects, but then suddenly there's. And that creates light and heat. It's, it's a, it's an inherently mysterious and incredible experience for us. Right. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: So that's the first piece. The second piece is that we, Resonate psychologically to low light conditions, especially flickering low light conditions. This is why every bar you go into has low light conditions. Every dance club you go into has low light conditions because they understand that people will feel more free and liberated if they don't feel like they're being stared at, Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: and bright light makes them feel like they're being stared. So those are two of the big pieces. And then the third is that there's something about the ignition of fire on a focus or altar of symbolic objects that feels like bringing it to life. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And that sounds very woo and okay. but it feels like bringing it to life, it feels like, okay, these were, these were sedentary inanimate objects sitting on a shelf, but now there is a living process happening in the middle of them, right? Yucca: Hmm. Mark: That is shedding light and heat, and is also making all of those objects somehow engaged in an active process. And I think that all three of those things together really contribute to a personal practice. To a daily practice. And there's something very significant about taking that moment, you know, listening to your deeper longing. and saying, okay, you know, we're doing our evening thing. There's kids, there's there's movies to watch, there's dinner, there's all that kind of stuff. But I need 15 minutes to myself. I'm gonna light these candles and I'm gonna sit in near darkness, I'm gonna contemplate the fact that I'm alive. I'm alive and I'm here and it's rare and it's special and it's unique. There will never be another person and never be another organism like me. I'm this unique manifestation of the universe living a life, a temporary, small life, and I'm gonna seize this 15 minutes to really get. that's what I do with my daily practice. That that's, that's the difference that it makes in my life. Yucca: Hmm. That's so beautiful and thank you for sharing that with us. Yeah, for us. I don't have 15 minutes Mark: Yeah, I, I hear. Yucca: And. . I mean, there, there are moments where there are 15 minutes in the day, of course, but but because I have young children that for me to get time to be alone means waking up at three in the morning. And that's what I do to work sometimes when I really need to concentrate. I get up at three in the morning and that's, that's what does it. But. Have a little bit of a different approach for the daily practice. We have a, a morning and an evening, and it's something that brings the kids into it that they have as well. And I find that with, and then I have a lot of little things that I do throughout the day as well. But these are the big, the core and really the morning practices, the main one. It's the first thing that we do and it really sets this, the tone for the rest of the day. So we. . And if it's the summer, we'll actually go outside. And then in the winter we don't go outside for this because it's too way, way too cold. Cuz we live in a, a climate that gets very cold below freezing in the mornings. So, but we'll go to the window and we have a little wooden. Sign that we painted together with just some little kind of morning affirmations that we, that we came up with together that talk about some of the things like remembering that, you know, that we can control how, how our thoughts make us feel and kind of some things like that that are important to us. But we start with saying good morning to the. And just taking a moment to breathe together, three deep breaths, breathing together, looking at the sun, saying good morning to it. And, and I'm very pleased the kids have noticed how each day or over time, not each day, but over time, where the sun is when we do it, has changed. Right? They're noticing that, oh, the sun is over here now, but it used to be over there when it was rising. Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: that there are some, we. Always talk about, you know, what are some things that we're grateful for and, you know, what are the kinds of challenges that might come that we might face today? And how, you know, how can we address overcoming that, right? If, if the days that planning is that we're going to go to grandma's house, but then the tires flatten, we can't go to grandma's house, you know, we kind of practice ahead of time, like, oh, how are we gonna prepare for that? And that helps that when it does most of the time, the bad stuff doesn't happen. but when it does, you go, oh, we talked about this. Right? And then talk about what it is that we're gonna focus on in ourselves, practice in ourselves. And, you know, it takes three, four minutes and it completely changes the day. And then Mark: Well, and it can, and it completely changes your kids Yucca: yeah. Mark: doing. Raises them to be very different people than if you hadn't done that. Yucca: Hmm. . Yeah. Well, Mark: significant. Yucca: yeah. Well, I think e everything that we do and that I, we have, there's too much pressure on parents already, but everything that we do, every choice that we're making is influencing their foundation for the world and how they understand the world. And this moment there, there's this, this thing that we do in our culture sometimes is that like childhood doesn't count some. Oh, it's just preparing for real life, right? I remember being at being in school, and it was always about preparing to be in middle school, and then it was preparing to be in high school, and then preparing to be in college, and then preparing to be in the real, and it felt so strange and empty after getting out of school. It was like, well, Mark: Now Yucca: the real life, right? It's like, no, no, no. This is the moment. This is the only moment that we have. Maybe we're lucky enough that there will be, that we will get to be here in five years or 10 years, but we don't know if we. Mark: that's. Yucca: I hope so much. I, I really, really hope and am doing everything I can to try and make sure that my kids will be here in 20 years, but they might not, we might all die in a car crash tomorrow. Right. So what we do today matters so much because it is the only moment that we actually have. Right. So our, our practice is really about trying to. To be really present and intentional Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: because, you know, we, we, as you were saying, we are this special rare being that is just for a moment, just the tiniest moment. So what, so what can I do to feel, to be aware of that? . Right. And then the end of the day practice that we do is, is very similar. We have another little piece of art that we made and and over time we'll probably change out what that piece of art is, but it has another little thing that we, that we read together, and then we talk about the things that we saw during the day, the things that we observed and felt. Also have a little like release ritual where we can release the, okay, the day's done, what happened happened, right? I can't change what happened, I can let go of that, but I can think about how I'm gonna do it differently in the future, but now it's time to rest and to let be what is. And so those are really the very first thing we. when we get up, well, when they get up . And the very first thing they, we do, and when we go to. now as an adult I steal moments out of the day and most of my, my personal that isn't with the, the kids practice actually is in the bathroom because that's the only place that I can lock the door, right? So I think that there's moments in our lives when we're trying to build in habits and practices that are, are placed, things that we're already. I'm sure there's some term for it, but a habit that you have, like every day you do certain things, at least every day. You go to the bathroom multiple times a day, but most people probably have a, a routine when they get outta bed. Yeah. You do this and then you go and you, if you, if you're a coffee drinker, first thing you do is you. The water on for your coffee or something like that. And that's a moment. There's a lot of power in those because you can add something in there. That's where you can add in a moment of, oh, I'm gonna take a moment and ground right while my coffee is brewing. I'm gonna ground every day. and you can slip that in and you can find places. It's gonna be different for everyone. I don't do a lot of commuting any now, any, any more now, but when I did, I had a thing when I got into my car and I put the keys in the ignition. That was a, that was my cue to, okay, what is the, I'd have a little ritual that I would do, so just remind me to be present and, and set intention and that sort of thing. Mark: Mm-hmm. Yucca: So that's where we are right now. And of course, as life changes, those practices change, but you know, it's, people can find in their own lives what their, what do they wanna do, what's the intention that they have and, and how to do that. Mark: Sure. And one of the things that's great about this path and. Living it in a family is that you can go to, you know, you, you can go to your kids at 10 and say, well, we're gonna keep doing the the morning thing that we do, but, You know, you can have your own practice now too. You can have your own daily practice, and I mean, I'm happy to help you with ideas about that, but it's yours and it can be whatever you want it to be, so that as people are being developed and launched into adulthood, they're doing that with not only. A really strong sense of connectedness and a family support and of all those things, but also of of personal empowerment to make choices about what happens with them psychologically. One of the things that I find really a little shocking about the the Christian over culture is that because. Puts everything in the hands of its God. We aren't taught anything about the ritual tools that would help us to be happier, less paranoid, less hostile, more joyous, Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: more creative and, and ritual skills will do all those things for. Yucca: Great. Mark: that's a lot of what the atheopagan path is about, is about unlocking your capacity as an individual to express those things in your unique way, which is unlike anybody else's. Yucca: Mm-hmm. . Yeah. And that's, that's part of what we're trying to do with the practice. So we've just given some ideas for, just shared some of our own ideas for daily practices but that there's also the opportunity for other timeframes, right? A weekly practice or as we talked about, a, a monthly, so a lunar and then seasonal. So are there, there any things that you practice on a weekly basis? Mark: Well, I wanna step back for a second because I really want to appreciate the conscientiousness and the care that you bring to raising your kids in this tradition. I, I think. I mean, I just, I really wanna honor your, your, your carefulness about wanting your kids to have an experience that really unfolds them. And I, I just, I just think that's really great. So I wanted to say, so Yoko. Yucca: Well, thank you. Well, we're, we're really grateful to have an amazing community to be part of in all of that, right? Mark: Yeah, me too. Me too. I'm psyched about it. Yucca: yeah. Mark: So, yes, there are alternatives if you. One of the things that's really important to get about all of this, and we probably should have said it a long time before, is none of this is obligatory, Yucca: right. Mark: right? There's no guilt trip about missing a day in your daily practice or missing two weeks in your daily practice. There's no, the point is to help you be happier and more actualized, right? If, if life gets in the way, well, life got in the way. And when the time rolls around again, when you feel comfortable restarting you there, there are no apologies to be made. There's, there's no shame. Just go back to it, start it again. That's all fine. And the same thing is true if a daily practice isn't right for you. Well then maybe you want to do something once a week. Yucca: right? Mark: I mean, the Christians have their Sunday, right? And Yucca: lot of religions have, Mark: have their Friday into Saturday. There's, yes, there are a lot of religions that have a day that is very special for them. Well, you can declare one if you want, Yucca: Right. Mark: or you can declare an hour one day a week when you're gonna do your. Yucca: right? Mark: your ritual things that help you to feel connected and feel filled with the enormity of yourself and of the universe is the way that I would say that. So don't worry about all that. Find a cadence that works for you and maybe if you work 60 hours a week and have three kids, Maybe that's not very often. Maybe it's just like I'm gonna celebrate the full moons and the Wheel of the year Sabbaths, and that's all I can manage. Yucca: Mm-hmm. , or I'm gonna add. A daily thing in that when I wash my face in the morning, I'm gonna take 60 seconds extra to do something. Right. And I think now might be a good PO place to put in a reminder that a practice is something that when practices, it may not be easy in the. Mark: right. Yucca: right? Just because you decide, oh yes, I'm gonna do this every day. Doesn't mean you're gonna remember every day, but the more times you do, the more times you do it, the better you get at the skill. But it is, it is a skill, right? So if it's something that really is important to you and it's something that you choose to to work on, then that's something that over time, , you'll be able to develop, but you don't have to beat yourself up if it doesn't come naturally. In the beginning, I don't know who it would come natural for. Mark: Yeah, I, I, I don't either. And one of the reasons why we call it a practice is because you have to practice, right? It's, it's not an action. It's not a thing that you do, and then it's done. It's not a destination, it's a practice, which means it's an ongoing process. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And the day when you feel really angry, Fucked up and unable to deal with anything. is as good a day for your practice as any other day, because that's as true humanly as anything else. Yucca: Or perhaps even more important that day than other days Mark: Maybe. Maybe so. Yucca: maybe that is really the day that, that you need to, that you do need the time in front of the candle or the breathing or whatever it is that you do, Mark: Yeah, Yucca: right? Mark: because. . You know, if the world has really beat on you hard in a given day, you know, maybe you need to gather yourself back together and remember your reasons for self-esteem. Remember your reasons why you're doing what you're doing. And remember that no matter what has happened out there in the world, people don't see you for the entirety of who you. they can't, even if they know you for years, they can't. But if they don't, or if they only see you in really constrained situations like a professional office or something like that, they cannot know the enormity of who you are. And you need to, you need to hold the reality of that in yourself, even if they don. Yucca: right. Mark: Even if they aren't reflecting back to you how glorious you are, you still are is what I want to say to you. Yucca: Yes. Mark: Humans are magnificent and you're one of 'em, Yucca: Yeah. Mark: so. Yes, you can do a lunar cycle. That's not something that has appealed to me so much, although I love the moon. I'm always aware of what cycle the moon is in. I always go out and look at the full moon because I just love it. And I'll put out some water in the moonlight to turn into moon water that I can pour on my altar and stuff like that. I have some incredible water that I just got. We had this torrential rainstorm, Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: something like four and a half, five inches of rain, torrential rainstorm, and then it cleared off and the full moon rose. This was on January 6th. and so I have storm moon, water. I, I, this is water that fell from the sky during the storm that I gathered and then sat out in the moonlight overnight. And I'm saving that for special rituals. And yes, of course all imaginary, but it's still really cool, right? Mm-hmm. Yucca: Yeah. Right. It's not that if you gave the water to me without telling me that it would suddenly do something different when I used it than if I used any other water. But because you have that memory and that association with it, that. it. Something's triggered in you when you look at it and use it and feel it. Mark: right. I mean, I will be saving this for our Saan ritual. Our hall's ritual coming up in the beginning of November because part of what we do then is pour water onto the dry ground to call the rain back. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: That's a part of the symbolic action that we do during that ritual, and so I brought a big storm with me, lots of rain. Yucca: Come back. All of it, yeah. Oh, wonderful. Mark: So you can do a monthly practice, a, a lunar practice. Some people are really. Connected with and motivated by the moon. I, I don't have that as much, but that's great. You know, if you feel that sort of connection with the lunar cycle, then by all means orient your personal practice around that cycle. You can do something at the new Moon. You can do something at the full moon if you want to. You can do them at the quarters as well. That gives you a weekly practice every seven days. So I think what we're basically saying here is craft the practice that really works for who you are. Yucca: right. Mark: And that leads me, oh, go ahead. Yucca: Oh, please continue. Mark: Well, that leads me to talking about, well, what happens when you have this practice and you've been doing it for five years and it's starting to feel really like you're phoning it. And to me, since spirituality is about growth, it's not only about connection and sense of connectedness, it's about growth. And so I think there are things you can do with your practice to push the edge. And they can be everything from, I've had a solitary practice for a long time. I'm gonna invite somebody else into that. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: Someone who I trust, someone who I'm connected with. I'm gonna show this part of my life to them and see if they'll join me in participating in these kinds of activities. That's a big risk, but it's also something. Presents an opportunity for relationship building that could be really powerful. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: And I've got others, but Yucca. I'm interested in hearing what you have to say. Yucca: I don't remember . I, I was gonna say something. Oh, it's fine. That's the way conversations go, right? So I think, I mean the, the keeping. having a little bit of the, the new and the growth and the, the novelty, the that in. I think that's one of the ways that keeps us present too. Because when it's just the same, we don't notice as much. Mark: It is amazing how much we can drop into routine mode. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: I mean, driving to work, if you do it every day, you can't remember the drive. Yucca: Yeah. Did you, did you stop at that stop sign? You must probably, did you even go through, you had to have gone through the stop sign, right? Cause it was back there. Yeah. Mark: Yeah. It is astounding how much our brains will skip over stuff that seems repetitive, which is why when we travel or take vacations or do creative things, we're really engaged and have very powerful memories because it's all new. Yucca: great. Mark: We remember the novelty. , if your practice is starting to feel routine and drab, it's time to take a step. It's it's time to do something new. Yucca: Right? And we're not saying get rid of the stuff that's working. Right, because if there's something, if you have something where you know, every single evening before you go to or whatever and it, it, it fills a function for you, then, then keep that up. But what is it? What can you add or what can you shift? What can you change a little bit that might. Work better for you and looking at what is it that you want too, because sometimes just making any change might not be the change that that is gonna help you in that moment. Mark: Right, right. And there. There are changes that you can make that are internal changes. There are changes that you can make that are sort of outward facing changes, like inviting someone else or a, a, a community of people into participating in your celebrations of the sabbaths or whatever it is. There are internal things that you can do too. Like, okay, I'm gonna take up a meditation practice. and that can be very hard for a lot of us. I have a D H D I'm terrible at meditating really bad at it. My mind is just all over the place and I understand that at some level that's a deep Buddhistic failing . But honestly, I just, I don't do very well with it. I do great with sitting out in nature and observing things. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: because it's like, oh, bird, oh, squirrel. Oh, you know, I'm, oh, waving trees in the wind. I'm, I'm constantly stimulated by different things that are drawing my attention, but if it comes down to just closing my eyes and trying to have an internal experience, I'm not very good at that. But a lot of people are, and it gives them a lot of feed. It gives them a lot of benefit. from a psychological and spiritual standpoint. So maybe that's the thing that you want to do. Maybe you need some kind of experience that's going to shake you up spiritually, and that could be everything from going skydiving to taking a hallucinogen, Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: any, you know, some sort of intense experience that just makes you. Rethink things. Gives you a new perspective. Yucca: Right. And as we were saying before that if things start, if you feel like you've fallen off that wagon, it's okay. Right? You could just, it's not gone. The wagon's waiting, waiting for you. Right. You can get back up because you are the wagon. , we're just gonna play with the metaphors there. So, it, mm-hmm. Mark: Well, I was gonna say the metaphor that I usually use for people's like New Year's resolutions or. , you know, declarations, I'm never going to do this again, or I'm always going to do this again. These very black and white sort of declarations. It's sort of like the over culture's idea of virginity, right? It's like, okay, when it's gone, it's gone. It's gone forever. Well, that's. Bullshit. It's entirely invented. It has nothing to do with reality. The truth is that if you decide you're gonna stop smoking pot and you do that for six months and then you smoke pot, well, all you gotta do is not do it tomorrow. Yucca: Yeah. It's not like it's, it's all over Mark: Yeah. You, you, you haven't ruined anything. You've just backslid. there's probably a reason for that that you should interrogate, because it'll tell you more about yourself. But just, just do it again tomorrow. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: just keep going. You know? It's like, perfection is not the standard. Yucca: Mm-hmm. , but that, Mark: Oh, go Yucca: that you mentioned, that's, that's really important though, right? Looking at, well, why did it. , why did it happen today? Right. And is that something that I can prepare myself for in the future? Right? If, if a similar situation comes up in the future, what can I do instead? Or what can I do to not be in that position or, you know, that, that, that can all be incorporated in Yeah. Mark: or can I just forgive myself because my mom died? Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: and it was, it was pretty damned intense, and I just went back to the chemical crutch that was most convenient for me, but my mom's only gonna die once, so it's not like I'm creating excuses to keep doing this again and again. This was a really serious, intense experience for me, and, and I, I fell back on my habits. There's no shame there. Yucca: Mm. Mark: you know, there's, there's, there's no, there's no guilt trip and, you know, self-flagellation thing that's necessary there. There's just understanding. Okay, that's why I did that. Now tomorrow, I'm not gonna do that again. Yucca: Yeah. Or for the rest of the evening. Mark: Sure, Yucca: Right. You know, that's just, that's one that that could be a little bit tricky when it, whenever it's something like that, like, oh, well, I'll just do it for the rest of the day. , right? When you're trying to change dietary habits or substance habits, well, it's like, well, I had one bite of the thing. I might as well, you know, I, I had that, Mark: Today's blown. I Yucca: Yeah, I might as well just order the pizza and while I'm at it, get the lava cake and I'll have that Coke too. Yeah, . So this one just, that's, just be careful about that cuz you know, you. getting back on the horse. You can always get back on the horses. Get back as soon as you can. Mark: Right, Yucca: But yeah. Mark: And and I think in the broader sense, it bears saying that our path. Really doesn't endorse the idea of self-punishment as the means to growth, right? You know, the, the guilt, the shame, the self-flagellation, all that stuff, none of that is beneficial. That's just really a nasty model for how people's behavior modifies. Yucca: That's how you get obedience. That's not how you get growth. Mark: Right, Yucca: Right. And even then you only get obedience when you're looking. Mark: Yeah. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: E, exactly. So, yeah, and we're not about obedience. We're we're about you being you. And that's it. Yucca: Yeah, Mark: it. Right? Yucca: well, and, and happy. And part of, you know, this larger context of a, you know, healthy and joyous society, part of this incredible planet that against all odds exists at this moment in time. Mark: Right, right. Yeah. So all that said, this sort of big picture stuff, yes, you can do those less frequent practices you can also shake up your existing practice with something that'll shake it up and, and that is, I mean, really that is down to you what. what will shake it up for you? Will going to a dance club and dancing with other people around is, is that the big hurdle to get over? Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: Or is it cooking a meal and inviting people to come in and all of them can experience your cooking? It's like, there, there are lots and lots of different ways that it can be. Yucca: or letting yourself do something that is just about you, right? That yes, you are going to get that massage or you are just gonna hang out and. Turn everything off and be by yourself for a couple of hours, or go on that hike or whatever it is that for you is the thing. Mark: right. Or broaching that subject with your partner about that thing that you want sexually that you've never talked about, right? Because it's about owning more of yourself, right? It's like, this is me. I'm okay with me, I'm gonna present me to the dearest person in my world and we'll see what happens. I just think that if your, if your orientation is towards growing and getting bigger and more complex and more interesting and more creative throughout the course of your life, then these things will occur to you. There are. of other possibilities that Yucca and I have not described in this podcast that would work perfectly for shaking up your practice and, you know, bringing that sense of adventure into your life a little more. But the point is to be willing to do it and it takes some gut. So maybe you have to sit for a while in your personal practice. Okay, here I am. I'm sitting with the candles and I'm thinking, well, what I would really like is this. And then there's this cascade in your mind of, oh, but I can't have that because blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, some of those things may be true, but you can still assert what you want in the. Yucca: Hmm. Mark: right? You can still do unexpected, you know, go on a road trip. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: It's like, okay, you know, you've been married for 25 years and the kids are all grown and stuff, and it's like, you know what? I want a vacation by myself. And it's knowing insult to you. It's not anything about you, it's just I want to go on a road trip. Get on the road, go do that, and maybe it's only two, three days long. It doesn't have to be, you know, this huge production, but just getting yourself out and feeling like, wow, here I am behind the wheel and I can go anywhere I want. And it's not a problem for anybody else. I can just go there. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Mark: and when I'm tired of driving I can stop and I can find a motel or a campsite. That's a great feeling. It's an incredible feeling. It's very freeing and think there are a lot of people out there that could really do with that kind of experience. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Hmm. Well, there's a lot more things to brainstorm, but I think that's a good place for us to pause and, and leave it to all of you to brainstorm what sort of things those might be for you and if that's what, where you're at with your practice, so, Mark: sure. For sure. More than anything else. I think, you know, the takeaway from this is a personal practice is a means to your personal growth. Yucca: mm-hmm. Mark: So have one, know, figure out, figure out something that feels like it feeds you in that way. And there's lots of materials out there. There's a bunch of stuff at atheopagan dot com about starting a practice. Ultimately it's down to you. It's down to what you want. And what we want for you is what is most engaging and actualizing and happiness, fomenting and all that. Cause that's how we roll. Yucca: Yep. And we'll be back next week with a holiday episode. Mark: Yes, a holiday episode. Woo-hoo. Hard to believe it's rolled around already, but Yucca: here we are. Mark: here we are. Alright, thank you so much, Yucca. Yucca: Thank you everybody.
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So let's dive right into this episode.De'Vannon: Hello everyone and welcome to the Final sex Drugs in Jesus episode of 2022 , I'm so happy to have you here and I appreciate you listening all year long. Heaven's blessings reign down upon you in massive abundance. For the support that you have shown this show. So as we get ready to close out this year, I thought I would end it.You're sharing, you're sharing some shit with you from off of my heart. I [00:01:00] love how I can use this show to heal both myself and other people. I hope I say something that's meaningful to you. Hope I say something that changes your life. I hope I say something that helps you to go a little higher.Now in this show, I'm gonna dive a little deeper into the problems I have with the modern day preacher. And about this choir orgy that happened that one time at that one Pentecostal church back in California. . Stay tuned. Enjoy the show and have a happy fucking new year.Hello, all my beautiful, delicious people out there and welcome back to the Sex Drugs in Jesus podcast. This is your final show that I'm giving you for this year, right here in 2022. Before we roll on over in the 2023, hopefully, God willing I've been toiling about what was gonna be the final show for the year, you know, and I didn't wanna do another one of those.[00:02:00]Hey, next year's gonna be great sort of messages and everything like that because we hear those all the time. And so I was, I. , I like to use my show as a, as a cathartic tool for myself. It helps me heal to talk about things that bother me. And I know that the things that bother me bother you too because of the way some of you have reached out to me and have shared with me the problems that are going on in your life.And so one of the biggest problems that have ever plagued me in my life has been the church dealing with preachers and stuff like that. And so I wanted to take a moment and, and just give my take on, on preachers specifically. I've talked a lot about churches and religion and stuff like that. That's a free book that I just released on my website called Don't Call Me a Christian, what is his Word even mean?And you can go to my website, download it, [00:03:00] and go to several different bookstores and get it here for free, as well as all at Sex Drugs and jesus.com. And so, I wanted to start with the scripture in Jeremiah 23 that I've never heard a preacher preach before in church because this scripture preaches against preachers.And how much of the Bible is littered with God? Not, not just striving with sinners, but striving specifically with the priesthood, but the kings of Israel and with people who are under positions of authority, you know, who really killed Jesus and responsible for his crucifixion church folks. And there's no sense for us to be so naive as to think that, you know, just because we have the Bible to read the mistakes that preachers and priests and kings of the past have made that churches are not going to turn around and do those same things today because they're totally, absolutely doing the same things today, or as they say, history as a way of repeating itself.So in Jeremiah 23, [00:04:00] There's four scriptures that I'm gonna read. So four verses I'm gonna read. So please bear with me. It just says, woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pastor, says the Lord. And therefore, thus says the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people.You have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not visited them. Behold, I will visit upon you. The evil of your doings says the Lord. And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries, whether I have driven them and will bring them again to their foes. And they shall be fruitful and increase.And I will set up shepherds over them, which shall feed them and they shall fear no more nor be dismay. Neither shall they be lacking, says the Lord. So what is this scripture saying here? This scripture is coming for pastors, preachers, priests, whatever you want to call them, thought leaders, whatever. [00:05:00] Who, who do damage to the congregation, who do damage to people who listen to them.And then they don't go back intend to the damage that they have done. Instead they just press forward with more book deals, with more church services, with more arena tours, you know, and everything like that. And soI was flipping around social media the other day and I saw where Tyler Perry was speaking at Lakewood Church. Okay. So I was like, okay, I didn't know when he became a preacher. But I guess, you know, the way churches are these days in times you're famous enough, or if you have a large enough platform or people to you and you can get onto churches you know, platform and speak to people.Maybe he is a minister, I don't know. But, but what pissed me off was what he was saying. And I think it was like, as he was closing his message, he was saying, [00:06:00] the thing that I've heard so many people say in so many churches from coast to coast and around the world, Christian churches now about how if you're out, if you're growing in life and you're prospering and stuff like that, there's gonna come a time according to them, I don't agree with this at all, that you're gonna have to outgrow the people around you and don't be afraid to let them go and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and so on and so forth.And thunderous applause erupted. And, and the comments, you know, on, on the social media, like, yes, of course. Oh my God, that was the word I needed. Same shit that they always say you know, in these churches. It, it's, it's so, it's so expected. It's so . It is just, it's just, this is just what's gonna happen because church people are so damn, you know, programmed and so,What I don't like about it is I don't feel like that we should be rejoicing over leaving somebody behind. You know, if this person was a friend of ours, [00:07:00] at some point, you know, these preachers are not even saying, you know, leave them behind because they hurt you, try to destroy you. That's different.They're saying is, you used to be on the same level, I guess now you've gotten some promotion at work or whatever the fuck, you feel like you're now elevated and this person is now beneath you. If anything, if there must be some sort of disconnect because you feel like somebody's holding you back or whatever, I think that that's a sad thing because y'all started off great and now you're losing a friend.I don't, I don't get what the clapping and the thunder is of parole is for that. That's something that shouldn't be done, regrettably, if it has to, but with, but with sorrow. Not with joy. But what does this do? It feeds on the narcissism that prevails within the church body. There's this thinking of you know, I have to improve, but only if somebody else's, if only if somebody [00:08:00] else's diminishes.So I'm like, so like, why can't it just be like my growth and not my growth relative to somebody else's lack of growth? You know, when I was, when I used to go to churches, they would take this so far and they would say like, you know, if somebody is, you know, not speaking positive or not being good, or whatever, Christian enough, you don't want them to hold you back from your blessings.So they would tell us not to let them ride in our cars, don't speak to the people and do all of these things that Jeremiah 23 is saying not to do. You know, the, the Lord always said to go back and find the one lost sheep. Not, not to, to, to discard of them and just move on. This whole idea, we're just gonna move on and leave certain people behind so we can go forward in life.Is it, it just rubs me the wrong way. And I hated seeing Tyler Perry at Lakewood Church of all [00:09:00] places, you know, the largest church platform in the country when the big is in the world next to Hillsong Church, and their Hillsong is caught up in their own scandal right now. Brian Houston is currently going through trial right now for his daddy molested them boys and they didn't tell anybody.You can find out more about that at, at the Leaving Hillsong podcast. Tonya Tonya Levine is covering that over in Australia as we speak. You know, like why, you know, why is, why is, why is this same message still being preached? And I, you know, I, and I really fell out with Tyler Perry anyway because, you know, I was researching him and, you know, and I found where, you know, he does not accept mail from people.No fan mail, no nothing. Like, so either he only wants to be contacted electronically or not at all. But the people I physically talked to on the phone, you know, verifying this, they, they really sounded more like gatekeepers that were just like trying to block anybody from reaching Tyler Perry. And I [00:10:00] thought, you know, this isn't the same tone that he had back when he was trying to come up and was wondering if anyone would come to any of his shows.You know, now he's come to a point that he's not even interested in getting a letter from a fan. , but this makes sense, you know, with how Lakewood Church is and how Tyler Perry is now very dismissive, you know, of people who they feel like are beneath them. You know, the same thing happened to me when I was there at Lakewood and I got kicked out for not being straight.But this mentality, you know, you know, and that's that same mentality that prevails. They'll leave you behind in a minute. And, and I, I really think that there is an overemphasis here on the impact that somebody else can have on our destiny, you know, just by us hanging around them. You know, your purpose is your, your purpose in life, and there's nothing anybody can do to take that from you.What God has for you is for you. It's a shame that, that the body of [00:11:00] Christ, that these church people are so damn fragile, are so damn made out of thin ass paper. It, you know, such, such, such thin veneer that they think that just merely hanging around a person is gonna cripple them so much so that they're gonna completely miss their whole purpose for existence.Again, this is not the same as somebody's actively working against you. What these preachers are saying is just don't even be around somebody who's not, I guess as you're, as you might examine them to be on your level, whatever the fuck that's supposed to mean. And so, and my whole thing is this, even if you are being elevated to another level, that means you're going somewhere you've never been before.That means that you're going to hang around people you've never hung around before. So you currently are not on the those people's level where you're headed anyway, and they're being open-minded and humble enough to accept you. Okay. They are not treating you the way you're treating your ex-friend by [00:12:00] saying, bye, you basic bitch, I can't fucks with you no more because I'm better now and you not on my level.So I'm gonna leave you behind because I have to grow. That's all I'm gonna say about this. That's part of this. It just really pisses me off the way churches, when these preachers get on this whole, you know, we're all gonna move forward, but we're gonna leave people behind, you know, you know, if they, if they no longer serve our purposes or we deem them as heretics or whatever the case may be,you know, and just for references, I continue down this, this path I'm on. Just remember, you know, the gospels, you know, are littered. You know, with, with, with church people striving with Jesus, Jesus didn't really have to fight, you know, with what's considered the Gentiles, people who are not people, not really like, who are not really like, hanging around godly things all the time.I don't know why, but this, this, the war really comes from within the church though. The, the book of Malachi, you know, the first couple of [00:13:00] chapters of that is all about God struggling with priest, not struggling with sinners, you know, struggling with priest, you know, the leaders of the church. There is so much in the Bible about that, but this does not get preached.Why? Because it doesn't serve the churches agenda. You know? It's difficult for a preacher to preach these sort of scriptures, like what I'm talking about today, and not include themselves in it, because that would be obviously, , you know, to be like, I see God here in Jeremiah 23 is talking about these trifling ass preachers.But that's not me though. Well, that's not for them to decide. . So , you know, and everybody has a super high opinion of themselves. Most people assess themselves really, really great at the beginning of the book of Revelation when John is sending out the letters to the seven angels of the churches. You know, God is judging these churches and getting entering into judgment with them, and he's assessing them and letting them know, y'all are not really as cute as you think you are.you know, you're not as far along in your spiritual growth. As you might like to, [00:14:00] to, to say that you are. And so he's giving 'em a gut check moment, a performance evaluation, if you will, and letting them know you're doing all of these things, but you're not as glistening as you think. And look, God's judgment is the only judgment that matters.It doesn't matter what our friends say about us, our lovers, our family, our our preachers. None of that unless say, preachers truly has a divine word or something like that, which preachers these days don't. When they prophesy, all they're doing is speaking positive things over you. There's nothing more than positive manifestation that is not the same as true prophecy.True prophecy is past, present, and future. Not just good things are going to happen, you know, great things are going to happen. You know, blah, blah, blah, blah. You know, what they say is so general. I grew up with true prophecy in my life and things like that where people can tell you what's gonna happen, when it's gonna happen, how it's gonna happen.They can tell you what happened in the past and you, you know, you know, my dreams come to me the same [00:15:00] way. You know, when, when the spirit reveals to me things about people that they have done or doing or are going to do, and I go and talk to them about what the Lord is trying to, to deliver them and to heal them.That's true prophecy, not the spoken positivity that that prevails in churches today. I mentioned the Leaving Heal Song podcast. I wanna give a shout out to the Preachers and Sneakers Instagram page because that that guy preachers and sneakers tracks celebrities and how they buy all this expensive shit and all these expensive clothes and stuff like that, and how.that really, really turned a lot of people off from following Christ. You know, it's up to you to make your decision on that. But I think it's a very, very interesting way that he's followed that. And then he even wrote a book called Preachers and Sneakers too, I believe it is. And so I mentioned earlier about how I didn't, how, I don't like how these, these, these, these preachers, they just [00:16:00] discard people, move on, keep selling out, you know, selling their books and stuff like that.You know, that's how I feel when I got kicked outta Liquid Church. I talk about this all the time because it's one of the biggest, you know, scars that I yet bear. It's one of the greatest traumas that ever happened to me in my life. And it's something that still affects me to this day. Though I am getting better every day.You know, every day I'm a little less bitter. You know, as I clear this out, what really helps me is being able to talk to people like you who are willing to listen to my show and everything like that. And I, and I love you cuz it heals me so much. And I pray that you be healed too. , you know, to, to have served that church for so long and so dedicatedly, you know, being on time most days of the week, showing up early, staying late, you know, you know, to be kicked out because I'm not straight, won't say discovered on my MySpace page, you know, and then, you know, nobody called me from that church, you know, all those years of serving and volunteering, [00:17:00] you throw me out and nobody called to see how I'm doing.What did they do? They just kept on moving forward, kept on having church services and, and then they told me I wasn't the only volunteer that they kicked out. They said they do this all the time, . So it was just common to them. And so, so speaking of like these arena tours, so what I mean, and so you would have like, say Joel and Victoria, Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hillsong, whoever, you know, would go and do just like a, a Beyonce or somebody would do and go s.Goes to Madison Square Garden or whatever, Verizon Wireless Center or wherever, and and do like a concert, you know, it's, it's the same sort of mentality. You know, they don't, I think, I think Joel and Victoria would charge people, like, I wanna say, let me like $10 to go and know, so, which made it look like it was to cover the cost.But [00:18:00] the thing that I want people to consider is what is the monetary benefit outside of ticket sales? So if I'm a celebrity and I'm making music, I gotta go out and tour to promote my product. To promote whatever cha uh, streaming channels I might be on, or whatever else I might be doing. So these churches are not just going to spread the gospel, they're also going to sell their books to sell the music they've produced and created, you know, to also get people more engaged in their church to, to ultimately gen gen, generate more revenue for the church.Do what you want with this. I'm just trying to get you to consider the other implications. It's not just the word of God coming to your town. These people are coming to your town to get money from you too, you know, and to, and, and to boost their bottom line. And it just, it looks so much like the world, the way that they conduct their business and stuff like that.And it's so [00:19:00] hypocritical of them because, you know, they're like, don't be like the world. You can't, they don't want you to smoke and drink and fuck and, you know, do anything and masturbate and you know, in heaven forbid you're not straight, but. Then when it comes time to money, when it comes time to the money, then the, then these churches look just like the world.They, they cannot chart their own path. They go and say, let's do it . They literally gonna say, let's do it the same way these other people did it so that we could get money like they did and so and so. Like. I just can't, even with that, speaking of Joel and Victoria and, and again I talk about Joel and Victoria and Lakewood church cuz that's the church that I was at, you know, I was not at some other church otherwise I would talk about that church.It just happens to be the lord of church in the country and one of the most prolific churches in the world just happens to be that. And so they were going to New [00:20:00] York to do what they call a night of worship, I think, or whatever the fuck they call their shit when they go out. And I was in the choir, the adult choir at this time.and they wanted the choir to fly with them to New York. Okay? You would think that a church that size with all the millionaires running around there with all that money and the church being a volunteer unit, that they would have paid for the choir to go. Not so honey. Not so for those of us who would've gone, we would've had to pay our own way for the privilege, okay?Of singing background in Joel and Victoria, and oh my God, what a hot mess that ensued in the choir. It was chaos. You know, fighting over who's gonna go, who's not gonna go. Room assignments, you know? You know all of this here. And I'm all like, but bitch, [00:21:00] I'm working for you for free.Your staff members, you're gonna pay to go. Oh. So I suppose my reward is gonna be in heaven. or it'll just come back to me some type of way. Eventually, I thought that that was very, like, low, you know, of the ministry to, to want the choir to be there because people are very, very entrance by the choir. The choir's fucking awesome.okay. Very organized and musically, you know, and everything like that. And people show up a lot of times for the music to these events in the church and more so than anything. And it's, it's, it's, no, it's no misstep or mistake as to why they wanted the choir, I think for their first time in New York, and I think they were at Madison Square Garden or some large place like that.But I'm like, why the fuck would I pay you to go volunteer to help booster your image that you're gonna make all kinds of [00:22:00] crazy money off of this? Then I'm gonna be in a deficit because it's what, it's the right thing to do. I just thought that it was really fucked up. Know what I'm talking about? Fucked up shit in the choir.you know, they would get on us for like, say if a fr like, I remember one time a friend of mine had on like the full choir suit and everything, like we're supposed to have, but his shoes were like, I don't know, Chuck Taylor's a, you know, some cool ass vans or some shit like that. And, and one of these stubby ass, little Sopranos was like trying to tell him he can't sing that Sunday, you know, and stuff like that.We're all like, bitch, nobody can say our feet. Nobody can say Our feet not on the cameras, not anywhere in the church. No one can see what the fuck kind of shoes we have on now. Now this dude was also queer, so I don't know if she just had a problem with the gaze or what, but there's definitely that sort of mentality of anti queerness that prevails in [00:23:00] churches.And so I've said this a million times and I'll say it, a billion queer, F queer folk. Queer folk, queer folk, queer folk, stop going to these churches that are not affirming. If you insist upon going to church and get you one that is totally okay with who you are, that way you don't have to deal with this low-key discrimination that shows up in ways like this.But I just thought that was so tacky, you know, of the choir to be like attacking people who are sh again, showing up to work for fucking free. We're showing up to work for free and you worrying about what Chinese shoes we have on which no one can see, but your petty evil hate fla soprano choir bitch.And you know who you are. And I just think about sometimes, like all the jobs that I used to have, I work for myself now because I can't, I don't have the patience to deal with people's bullshit. And so, especially for the low pay that they try to, to low ball you with, I'll go to work for somebody one day if it's for like a million dollar contract apps to fucking literally.But see, at [00:24:00] that level, you're not gonna have. Fuck. I would hope as much like pettiness like that, you're gonna have pettiness everywhere you go, but at least not nitpickiness because everybody is well paid and everyone's happy. But all the little jobs I've had along the way, they would just, you know, fire somebody over an outfit, a, a, a uniform, you know, petty shit like this.One thing I'm thankful for about the coronavirus is that it pulled the teeth out of these petty assed employers and now they can't find anybody to go to work. You know, they deserve that for being so goddamn mean and dismissive of people over the years, over stuff that was completely un jobb related when I was homeless and going from like house to house, being in these trap houses, you know, walking in there, there's all kind of people just scattered about an abandoned house laying on the floor or some drug dealer house, some or some meth cooks home or something like that.I never saw people get judged for like the shoes they were wearing, the [00:25:00] clothes, you know. , yeah. But what we were, what we were doing was totally illegal and stuff like that. And we never pretended like it wasn't, you know, there're more, there's more realness in a, in a dope house than there is in the church, but I, but I, I've seen more acceptance in a trap house than I've ever found in a church or in any sort of like, public, you know, setting like work or something like that.And I don't know, that just really, really rubs me some type of way, you know? And we're sitting here in this choir fighting over who's gonna get to go to New York and everything and sing, you know, behind Joel and stuff like that. And the last time I was at that church, I went there a couple of shit, like last year, no fi a couple of years ago, whatever.And we were filming that, the docuseries that's on my website. And, and when I walked in there, they had changed the carpet and, which was fine, but what pissed me off was that I looked up and I saw these, this [00:26:00] huge like mural. This, this larger than life picture of like Joel and Victoria and their children, and then slightly smaller pictures of like the worship leaders and stuff like that.And I'm like, Hmm, okay. So, so we've gone from like a golden calf back in the Old Testament to like these murals at Lakewood Church, these monolithic golden idols, basically in the form of Joe Victorian, their kids and the worship leaders who, who you now get to look up at every time you walk through the halls of Lakewood.And this is a golden calf idol tree of our day. Now let me step into my hypnotist mindset here, you know, cause I'm also a licensed hypnotist. Hypnosis. Hypnosis Motivation Institute is a wonderful school. Highly recommended now every time. You look up at somebody on stage, there's something that happens and your subconscious that makes you believe that that person is higher than you, better than you, knows [00:27:00] more than you, that's further along than you.And it's something that makes you all, all automatically wanna listen to them and hear what they have to say. It's something about that that makes you feel this big, very tiny while they, while you view them as this big larger than you, because they're on stage and the cameras are on them. Now, you already have this happening because Joe Victoria, their worship leaders are on stage weekly and on camera all the time, not just Lakewood Church.Many churches across the country, you know, are like this and across the world are like this. But on top of this, you now gonna put big ass pictures of yourself,all over the, you know, the inside of the church. Like, you know, to reinforce. What, what you're already doing. You're reminding the people whose fucking house it is, it's not theirs. And look, y'all making a mistake. No matter how much these churches tell you, they [00:28:00] couldn't make it without you and they need you, and they wouldn't be the same.You know, they are lying at least on an individual basis. What they mean is conglomerate. Yes, they need multiple people to continue to fund them so they can keep on living the lifestyle that they wanna live. But individually, no. As soon as you no longer serve their purposes, or you might tarnish their reputation, they will get rid of you.So, so don't let their, their, their glittery, glittery golden words make you feel like you're so special to them. You're not , you're just not. And soand so I'm like, if you just had to paint a picture, You know, in these walls, couldn't you have done like some sort of interpretation of the spirit or of angels or of the people you help of missions work? Why the fuck do you need to show us Joel and Victoria and their children and your worship leaders when they're on TV in front of people [00:29:00] all the time anyway.Like, I just felt like you could have come up with something else. I think it's vain and I, and I judge them for it, and don't even get me started on like, Joel's this, this relationship he has with Kanye West. You know, I'm just gonna take time to say right here, right now, we've seen Kanye , I can't even believe I'm saying his name on my show.What, what a tragic human mean that, I mean that with to so much just like pity, you know, to be that, that low, you know, , I'm like, so let me get this straight. I can't stay at Lakewood because I hang out in Montrose in the gay district and I'm not, Straight, even though I show up to work and I don't bring my gayness to, to church, but you invite Kanye West to be on stage with you because he what exemplifies the epitome of Christianity and everything, like what church stands for.[00:30:00]So no to the van in, yes to Kanye. I'm just gonna leave that there. The next thing on my list, , is oh, Jesus Christ. That's something about money. Again, it's not more money. And the way, and I look, I used to let myself be deceived by these churches too. They'd be like, give us your tides, give us your money, and good things.Again, that, that, those vague promises, good things will happen to you one day. Like, if they don't happen, then it's because you didn't believe or it's because you didn't have enough faith. It's never the church's fault. It's never the preacher's fault. It remind me of casinos. It's like they always keep like a dangling carrot in front of you.It's always gonna be the next hit. The next hit, the next hit the next time you put that card down, the next time you pull a a slider mash, mashed a button on the fucking, the colorful ass machines in there. [00:31:00] But one thing I, two things. One thing that casinos have in common with churches is that the house is always going to win.The house will absolutely always win. Those, those casinos have guaranteed income churches because of all of their people coming there always have guaranteed income. So, so they gonna promise to pray for you for possible money tomorrow while they're asking you for guaranteed cash today. , these people remind me of hustlers.You and I've dealt with a lot of hustlers, you know, and shit. When I was, you know, a drug dealer and I was in the game, you know, and a hustler is always gonna be sure that they're watching the numbers and the value of things and make sure they come out ahead. They going to trickle you a little bit every now and then say nice words to you to make you feel good.But if you run the numbers that, that, that hustler is always gonna make this much a whole hell of a lot. And you always gonna be down [00:32:00] here, but you gonna have good feelings though. A hustler has a way of making you feel like the, it's very special to even be in his presence. And that's really the greatest gift.I'm talking about street hustlers now. And this was, this was not something I could really see when I was still in the game or when I was still at church, but now that I've stepped away from both of them, I can, I can draw the curtain back and see both of them for what they really are in these disturbingly eerie parallels between like a street hustler and a pastor, you know, or a street hustler and the whole game and the church itself.I'm like, honey, there ain't much difference. There ain't much difference. What the hell do you really have to show for like the money that you have given to these churches over the years? They try to say Any blessing that [00:33:00] comes into your life is gonna be because of money you've given to the church. No, that's not true.But if, if they're gonna play on your fear, then they're gonna say, if you don't give us money, then bad things are gonna happen to you. A lot of churches say this completely not biblical, because in the book of Acts it says that, you know, people don't have to do anything. Except for basically not put any other God before God.You know, God is, it's not about idolatry. Are you idolizing anything? And tho that was the only thing, there was this whole big argument about like exactly what people who are not, you know, of, of the bloodline of Abraham supposed to do and not supposed to do was a whole falling out. And when they came out of the meeting, they were like, okay, these are the things, and none of it had to do with money.Tithing, you know, drugs, sex, music, you know, none of these things at all. And so basically you can give the money to your church if you want to, but ain't nothing bad gonna [00:34:00] happen to you if you don't. And so some people give, give their ties or money to nonprofit organizations that are non-religious and stuff like that because they just refuse to give their money to the organizations that discard of certain people.Keep certain people, you know, I'm reminded right now of a, a nonprofit called Compassion Art. They've since changed the verbiage on their website, but years ago, and this, this, they, this is an organization that'll, you write letters to kids in third world countries and then over time you might have a chance to go visit them and stuff like that.People just living really fucked up lives and ain't got shit. And they had on their like, if you're homosexual, we don't want you to volunteer with this program. We don't. We just don't. And I was all like, I think if you ask that kid in a third world country who's like drinking water outta landfills and walking around barefoot, if he gives a damn that the person helping him is gay or not, I don't really think that [00:35:00] kid gives a fuck, a flying fuck where his help is coming from.As long as he gets some goddamn help up in this bitch, . Okay, , fucking Americans, fucking Christians have confused and thrown so much complications. Into what is supposed to be. A simple approach to God is made open to us by Jesus Christ because of people's hate and prejudice. As my good friend John Vanier, who is the host of the Cult of Christianity podcast, and the author of the book named the Same says, every man before Jesus Christ added rules.Jesus came and simplified everything down in the two things. Love the Lord and love your neighbors yourself, and put nothing before God. And then every man after Jesus Christ went back and added more shit, more shit to it. You know, every time humans get their hands on shit, it just becomes unnecessarily complicated,[00:36:00]you know? There, there, there, there's there. There's three things in life that I'm glad I'm. A police officer, which I almost became a preacher at a church, which I almost became an A politician, which I never fucking thought about being, you know, what is it about these three things? I think that the three of them are pure calling at the onset, and they are really designed to help better society, but the three of them are so full of corruption in all, in all three of them.You have people making way more money than what the position actually pays. Does it matter if it's a p, a Democrat, capital D, Democrat, Republican, you know, both sides of the aisle. You know, police officers taking bribes, politicians taking briars. [00:37:00] Church is just, well, there's mindf fucking people, you know?And because it's, because it's easy for churches to do that. You know, like a hustler. That's one thing I forgot to say. A hustler. The first thing a hustler does if you meet one on the street is they're gonna assess your mental strength. Hustlers are really fucking good at reading people. I mean, it's like some sort of gift they have.They can size you up like that, and they're only gonna deal with people who they know are weak-minded enough to go along with their gangs. Other than that, they're moving right on. They're not gonna do that. And churches are no different. They look for the weakest people to pray on. And church people are very, very, very easily manipulated.I used to be one of those people.And so in all of these three positions, getting back to the point, you know, a police officer, a preacher, a politician, it's basically like these are such highly respected positions of society. , but these people are basically still criminals. They don't have a [00:38:00] checks and balance. They have a lot of money and a lot of power over people.And I think it's that power over people and that money is why a lot of them start out with the good intentions. But that stuff goes to your head and, and I think it's a slow corruption over time in many cases as we, you know, as they begin to justify their compromises and their negotiations with the truth.Because all three of these people have a very, very negotiable relationship with the truth. I think that we can agree on that. It's the same goes power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Okay. Or, or, or is our friend miss Sheri with the Real Housewives of Atlanta would say, you know, who gonna check me Boo?Who in the hell? You know, we're starting to get, you know, a check on police starting, but who in the hell really checks politicians? Look at all the shit that has happened in the last year or two. [00:39:00]In politics, it's so hard for a politician to actually get in trouble for doing anything. And preachers, you know, which is the episode of my conversation, that they have no checks and balances.They surround themselves with yes. Men who support their narcissism. And preachers are highly narcissistic people. It's very difficult to get one of them to say they're sorry they're anything like that. I'll give a shout out to my good friend Barry Bowen over at the Trinity Foundation in, in Texas, and they investigate all kinds of nonprofits and stuff like that.And and churches are not exempt from their investigations and they dig up all kinds of shit all the time. All of these preachers. So check out Barry Bowen, you know, on Twitter or Trinity, Trinity Foundation's website for that. I did a couple, several interviews with him too, you know, and like my evangelist Nelson, you know, my spiritual mentor would tell me someone who, who, who is a true prophet.You know, preachers just like the kings of [00:40:00] Israel are gonna be really, really strong or really, really weak. There isn't an InBetween. You know, when you're reading the Old Testament and Israels going from king to king, a judge to judge, it's like the way it'll start out. It's like such and. Died and now this new person is the king and this person was either righteous or wicked, and it was like either or.There was never an in between. The righteous people elevated Israel to good times. The wicked people brought 'em down. There was never anybody that I could remember who was like kind of, sort of both. You know, when I don't, I don't know why this is, but when you're in a high leadership, spiritual leadership position, you're either really strong or really weak.And the thing is you don't know when your preacher transitions from being strong to weak. You don't know that. You know, I look at, I look at Paula White's crazy ass, you know, standing besides Donald Trump praying and trying to prophesy and saying he's gonna stay in power and making no poems about asking [00:41:00] somebody to send her a hundred thousand dollars.I'm like, but I've seen her live before, back in the day when I go, when I went, when I used to go to churches that dealt with all of that. You know, speakers and shit like that. And I'm like, you know, at what point did you go from being somebody who's anointed and called to a Trump supporter who's just trying to get another hundred thousand dollars to somebody because you asked for it.You know, you know where, you know, where, where, when did the change come? You, you, it's difficult to see if you're setting up under these people all the time. So see, sometimes we have to get away from the influence of something that you discern and separate our own mind, our own mentality, and thinking from as it relates to whatever it is that we've been under the influence of.So yeah, it's gonna be difficult for you to render a true assessment of your church if you keep going there because you, you're consistently reposing yourself to their hypnosis. [00:42:00] It's gonna be difficult for you to, to. Properly assess things that have a strong grip on you unless you take yourself away from it for a considerable time and then consider independently, you know, but they keep you in fear and they say, if you don't keep coming here, then bad things are gonna happen.And stuff like that. I'm like, the church has way too much control over people, way too much control. so, so, so I want y'all to stop believing these preachers because it's, cuz they're on stage and because of who you think they are, you don't know them. You don't go to their houses with them. You don't hang out with them. You don't, you not there, you know, they say words to make you feel like you're a part of their family, but you're not, you know, many of them have security.You can't even get close to them on most days. You can't, they're not accessible to you. These people are not your friends. You know, they're not. And the only thing you've ever needed was the Lord. , it's not a person like they have the answers to everything cuz they don't, some of these, some of the ways some of these preachers preach is so overly simplistic [00:43:00] and especially with compared to how the, the deep things the Bible goes into, how deep our problems are.You know, I was reaching the other day over and judges about how this one woman got, you know, raped so much about a bunch of men, you know, that she died, you know, churches that they don't preach that scripture. You know why? Because it's difficult for them to act like they're the men in Sodom Gaur, who they, who they try to say wanted to have sex with.The dude is a reason all homosexuality is wrong. But then when there's scriptures in the Bible of a bunch of men doing terrible things, not wanting to actually doing terrible things to women, they don't use that to say all heterosexuality is wrong. You see? You know, so they don't get into this. So I have a problem with preachers because they only talk about the flowery shit.They don't talk about the deep shit, you know? , or they might say, you know, break up into your small groups once the main service is over to go deeper. I've been in those [00:44:00] small groups. They don't go that much deeper because those churches have a protocol and everything is guarded and protected that is ever said or spoken.The spirit is not for flow freely in churches anymore because they're too concerned with their bottom line and their image and their media schedule and stuff like that. You know, I'll never forget the time I was sitting in Lakewood Church and this woman caught the Holy Ghost. The only time I've ever seen this in any sort of, you know, church of that stature, and they put her out the, you know, they put her out, the congregate out the out the sanctuary, you know, and I was like they're like, okay, so is this God's house or is this Joel's house?You know, I don't know, because you know, the spirit wants to move and this woman wasn't faking. , you know, it takes a lot of nerve to let the spirit move you that freely in the Lord's Church in America and not be shamed, you know? And she got up and the spirit started, you know, to move and to speak through her.And you know, she was doing a [00:45:00] little dance, you know, something that, you know, I'd really only seen in Pentecostal churches, you know, and then them ushers got on her so fast, before I had a chance to, to be impressed in an about what was happening. She was already gone. And so do it in what you will. But what I'm saying is there's, I don't think that there's really as much God in these churches anymore, you know, as what it seems to be to some people.As the Bible says, there'll be a great falling away, you know, from the church. You let the church tell it. That falling away is just because we're all gonna become heretics and wanna leave God. No. Like we've falling away because the church is full of shit, you know? And full of assholes, you know, and narcissistic people.Who, who discarded people fire volunteers that are more concerned about the next book they're going to write, the next album they're gonna release in the next arena. They're gonna sell out, you know? And you know, rather than actually tending to the hurting people, [00:46:00] they got flowery words, you know, and everything like that.But for the amount of money that people pay them donate to them in exchange for what? Positive words, girl, you can go on YouTube and listen to somebody tell you something kind about yourself. You don't have to deal with the church's bullshit for that. You know,when I, when I, when I sit here and I'm thinking about the controlled churches have over people, I remember I was at this Pentecostal church in California when I was in the military out there. This church didn't have like a choir, they just had about, you know, seven or eight worship leaders or 10 whatever.They would rotate behi, you know, you know, in the back of the preacher. Well, three of the two, three or four of them decided to have them a good old orgy girl. And you wish, I'm like, Hey, you know what, y'all are young hot , you know, you, a couple of boys and girls got together, you know, [00:47:00] they need to do some experimentations and whatnot.You know, I don't see the problem with it, you know, but , one of them was a Judas and decided got guilty after they had busted their nut. And when Rand told the pastor snitch because he had this, this woman who just went and told him every fucking thing. And and I know that because when the pastor got back in town he said that his snitch told him what had happened in the choir.and and I'm all like, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Why in the hell is the church getting all up in people's sexual lives, you know, in the first damn place? And then why are you announcing this to the congregation? He didn't say their name, but he was like, basically like, well, it's seven people who usually sing up here.Three of them aren't here tonight. So you know who they are. I'm like, you may as well have said the names, if you gonna be that messy about it. [00:48:00] And so, but look at how much control this person could not go and enjoy a sexual experience that clearly was planned and just let that be that, and if they felt bad about it, prayed and been done with it.This person is so convinced that they, if they feel guilty, they can't get right unless they go confess to a human. You know, that's just so, that's so stupid. Like, wait, what is the point of Jesus if. If we feel bad about something, we can't get reconciled to God unless we go through a human. What was the point of the crucifixion?I don't get it. That's why I don't get the existence of the Catholic church. I don't get their existence. I don't get half of their fucking rituals and canon and whatever the fuck they have going on. I just don't understand how there's so many people in the way of us in Jesus when the whole point of him coming here was to get rid of the necessity of people in the first damn place.And [00:49:00] so I digress. I want y'all to be cautious of these I statements, these preachers make. They'll say like, so when, when Joel and Victoria were being interviewed by Larry King and, and Larry King asked him about his view on homosexuality, the first word outta outta Joel's mouth was like, I wasn't raised that way.I've heard many preachers say this. I wasn't raised this way. I, I, I, I, I. But you know, from the beginning, it was not. So when the prophets and the kings of Israel, the righteous ones spoke, they said, this is what God says. Thus say, if the Lord, this is a message from God, not, let me think about how I was raised and see what I'm going to tell you.But that doesn't have anything to do with the cost of tea in China. Bitch. The nothing, it has nothing to do with anything. But preachers are so damn narcissistic by nature, they cannot separate [00:50:00]themselves from their message.I, I'm thinking about TD Jakes now. Who has preached vehemently against homosexuality. There was a moment where he had a chance that he was gonna like actually do the right thing, and he was on some damn show and he was all like, you know what, my thinking's evolving concerning this. You know, he got back to his own congregation and then he was like, you know, that's not really what I meant.But first of all, it's not your thinking, you know, it's not your thinking. You know, these, these preachers get there and they tell us what they think. When you hear Joyce Meyer talk all the time, she, I mean, I, I don't listen to the bitch anymore, but you know, she be like, you know, I, you know, I, I, I, I, aye you know, there, there, there's so much I that comes outta these preacher's mouths.And I used to sit there and listen and take this shit off of these people. But again, now that I'm no longer in [00:51:00] it, I can stand back and look and see how stupid I was to let them manipulate me like this. These, these ministries are not ministries of God. These are ministries that belong to these preachers and their families.These are family businesses, and you are not doing nothing more, but supporting their family business in exchange for very little in return in most cases. And this is all I'm gonna say about that. I, I hope I don't ever hear another preacher say, I think, or I feel, or what I, because we're all gonna do what we think and what the fuck do we need you for.And if everybody's gonna just do what they were raised, then I mean, that, that just goes against every, it just goes against so much, you know? It's about how does God want us to be and who can give us an unadulterated, true word from the Lord? Well, you can go and find it yourself because we all need to graduate from church.I don't know where this whole idea came from about [00:52:00] being in church forever, you know, and from the beginning. . I mean, churches were first introduced to the nation of Israel. Those people didn't go to church every week like, like that. They went up to that temple I think like once a year, or for special reasons.This whole concept of gathering like that was not an all the time thing, you know? And you don't, I mean, well, two or three people are gathered. The Lord is there. You don't, I mean, that's just you talking with your friends, your neighbors and stuff like that. But the whole purpose of church is to be a school.It's a place where you go to learn and to be educated. I guess now you go there to, I guess may be made to feel better about yourself or whatever. There should come a time where you will learn the enough from the preachers you said under, you know, they are hopefully growing, but you are too. And the thing about it is you're gonna be super serious about getting close to God.Then there's, there's gonna come a point, [00:53:00] as the Bible says in the scripture, there comes a day and time where you will have needs that no man teach you. That is in the Bible. And preachers don't preach that either. And God is calling for you to come to a point that you are spiritually in the pen. I n d e p e n D, tea bitch.Okay? And so, cause the thing, another thing I don't like is like when people try to attack other people for religious reasons and stuff like that, they always say, well hear this scripture here says this is wrong. And that, you know, but true people, people who truly has achieve spiritual growth, understand that as you walk with God, everybody's walk with him is gonna be a little bit different.In some ways. Jesus is the same. The Holy Ghost is the same, the angels are the same, but it's like when God reveals himself to certain people, in scriptures, it's always a little different every time. He never ever does anything exactly the same [00:54:00] way. So we all dealing with the same God, but he's gonna deal with us uniquely cuz we're all different people.So somebody who's truly walking with the Lord will speak from their experiences with God. You know, I've walked with God long enough. I know his personality, I know him, I talk to him, I pray to him. I read his Bible, you know, and I do recommend trying to learn the Bible in as many of its original languages as you can, or cross-referencing things and trying to look it up because those biblical interpretations and translations out there are, are done by people.I just did a show with Barry Bowen. The Bible translations industry and how much money is in it. You know nothing but white conservative people control the interpretation of the Bibles as we know them. You know, black, brown colored indigenous people, queer people. Were not at the table. You know, you know women not really at the table.And so get to get to learn those original languages as much as you can for yourself. Overview [00:55:00] bible.com. Jeffrey Kranz, my homie over there, is a great place to go to learn really what the Bible is and all the years it took to try to put it together, how it was started out being orally spoken and transferred.Everything that you need is not gonna be in the Bible. It is not. I don't give a damn what people say. It isn't. You know, they like the preachers like to use though that acronym, that Bible stands for basic instructions before Leaving Earth. Well, then at the same time, they wanna say, but everything you need is in here.Well, bitch, is it basic or is it comprehensive? Because it can't be both. And so , those preachers in their narcissism are gonna say whatever serves them at the moment. But we gotta come to a point people where we speak about God out of our personal experiences with him, and we've walked with God long enough, we know how he's gonna act.Probably in this situation, just like we do with anybody else, for all of our personalities and the way we commune with each other. This came to us from God. He [00:56:00] is the biggest person there is. You know, a lot of us have a lot of strong personalities, but we ain't stronger than the most high, and so we are just little microcosms of him.Okay. So walk with him, get to know him, and you know, whenever somebody tries to tell you, try to correct your behavior based on a scripture, you tell them to go fuck themselves. Because these people, if they really walked with the Lord, then they would know better than that. They would know the folly in thinking that that scripture is to be weaponized cuz that's not the point.God is all about grace, mercy, long suffering, loving kindness, understanding and being patient with people and being patient more like he says, if you walk a mile with somebody, walk two and you forgive people up to up to 70 times seven times, 70 times seven times a day, which is basically unlimited forgiveness is what he wants people to work towards, not refusing to make a cake for people if they're not straight and they want to get married for refusing them, service, kicking them out.This is not of God. This is of the spirit of [00:57:00] narcissism, , this is arrogance. These are insecure little people who are cavernous holes on the inside of their heart who need to feel better about themselves. By making other people feel bad. This is not God. This is something else. Posing is God, wolves and sheeps clothing, as Jesus said, would be here, has gotta be somebody.And they are found in the church. And so, you know, so as you walk with the Lord, you'll grow with him over time and you'll get to know him as a person. And then you'll be able to, to speak about the things of God and what he will or won't do based on your experience, not, not other people's experiences that you read in the Bible, though that's a great place to start.That's not where you should finish. And so by the time you get done with God, well in this life the Bible should be something you reference. And if you insist upon going the church, it should be as an accessory, not as the main meat of your walk with [00:58:00] God. Your main meat is your personal time with him.Period. Done in the story, not the pretty worship at churches, not. Not, you know, you know, not, not even the Bible, outside of your personal experiences with Lord. All those things have their place, and the Bible certainly has power in, and you can use those scriptures to, to do very powerful things in your life, to bring you peace.There's power in the word of God, but there is still nothing more important than how God deals with you directly, personally, in ways that only you know. So to sum this all up, stop letting preachers spoon feed you. You can go to God for yourself because the more you look at what those preachers like, you need them, the more that reinforces this big them and little you and baby that's not good for your soul. All you ever needed was the Lord. [00:59:00] You get to know God for yourself.Cause when you stand before him, ain't no preacher or pastor gonna be able to stand with you. You gonna stand there alone, you know, with nothing but books open with all you know, with all of your history and works and life in it. So be sure that you make a priority out of following God, out of all the things you want to get in this life.Sex, money, fortune, positions, promotion, travel, children. Be sure that you prefer God above your chief. Joy. I ain't saying there's nothing wrong with any of those things, but just be sure you put God above your chief joyand I pray that you learn the proper position of, of things in your life like, like churches and preachers, you insist upon having them and if they've done something to hurt. , please don't associate God with that, and don't be angry at God. You know, separate those two things. I once made that mistake. It was a dire mistake, you know, in my life, to let there be [01:00:00] silence in between myself and heaven for as long as I did, because of what happened to me at Lakewood.Please don't make that mistake. Yes, we've seen our friends be damaged by churches. We've been damaged by churches. Our family's been damaged by churches. But let's let, let's leave that to and just, just un understand that that was the church that wasn't God. And and let's, then let's do what we can to reconcile ourselves to God while we can.Again, my name is De'Vannon the website is Sex, drugs and jesus.com. This is a Sex Drugs and Jesus podcast. I thank you so much for listening. I hope y'all have a fabulous New Year. I hope it's a year of truth. I hope it's a year of genuineness. I hope it's a year you find who you really are. And I hope it's a year that you're able to hear your own thoughts separated from the crowd, and you're able to come into oneness with yourself and with your creator.Thank [01:01:00] you all so much for taking time to listen to the Sex Drugs and Jesus podcast. It really means everything to me. Look, if you love the show, you can find more information and resources at Sex Drugs and jesus.com or wherever you listen to your podcast. Feel free to reach out to me directly at DeVannon@SexDrugsAndJesus.com and on Twitter and Facebook as well.My name is De'Vannon, and it's been wonderful being your host today. And just remember that everything is gonna be all right.
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Taylor McCue's He Fucked the Girl Out of Me (play for free on itch.io) won the IDFA DocLab Digital Storytelling Award at DocLab 2022. It is a deeply personal story and powerful exploration of shame and trauma that uses a unique blend of retro 2D Game Boy aesthetics, graphic novel, narrative game walking simulator, with structural inspirations from Bagenzo's Madotsuki's Closet, which a fan fiction game of Yume Nikki. I found it to be a deeply moving piece and unlike any other interactive narrative piece I've ever experienced before, and so I naturally wanted to interview McCue in Amsterdam unpacking their journey and process in creating this. The game has a lot of different content warnings, and I'll include a subset of those warnings that apply to our conversation here: Trauma, Gender Dysphoria, Suicidal Ideation, Blood, and Themes of Sex Work. Here's another excerpt from the trigger warning page: “Trauma is a part of life. Everyone has trauma. Trauma is common in trans people. This game is made of memories. Those memories are about sex work. I've fictionalized them. That is the only way that I can get close to the truth without getting messy.”
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In this podcast you will hear about a whole range of weird shit! We got right into ideas about how the pyramids of egypt were built, then went into racism and how hollywood is not being a great example, and also into how non-straight people have it harder with dealing with trauma. Lots of great stuff, I highly recommend you listen to Seiji, you can hear truth coming from what he says and just really good energy! Enjoy guys. To connect with Seiji directly go see him on IG: @oshenzaseiji If you are someone who is actively working on improving themselves, and is curious about how we can change the culture of masculinity, then I make my content for YOU. Thank you for your attention, I hope this has been worth your while so far. If you feel inspired to get connected with me and my work, check out more of my content and offerings here: https://www.brettbailey.ca/learnmore Also, since I have your attention reading this now, answer this question: What is ONE THING you can do this week that will bring more enjoyment into your life? (And then go do it)
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With excitement, we walk into the adventurous world of outdoor gym sex. Let us take you on a journey through new pleasures that will surely surprise you! Rebecca hired a personal trainer; they were perfect together. While 40-year-old Rebecca was blonde and petite with gorgeous breasts, her husband paid for tony - her trainer - who was tall and muscular, dark and handsome. So far, they had limited themselves to exercise whenever he visited. But one day when Rebecca's husband went off for an unexpected business meeting she saw this as an opportunity to finally make her move - no one would know! Dressed in her sexiest workout gear; a white sports bra under loosely fitting blue shorts which showed off plenty of flesh; she called up tony. It took some convincing but eventually tony let himself in without knocking or ringing the doorbell while she waited anxiously inside waiting impatiently until they could get started...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncFy1zRA9HM 28 DAYS LATER Written by Alex Garland CLOSE ON A MONITOR SCREEN: Images of stunning violence. Looped. Soldiers in a foreign war shoot an unarmed civilian at point- blank range; a man is set on by a frenzied crowd wielding clubs and machetes; a woman is necklaced while her killers cheer and howl. Pull back to reveal that we are seeing one of many screens in a bank of monitors, all showing similar images... Then revealing that the monitors are in a... INT. SURGICAL CHAMBER - NIGHT ...surgical chamber. And watching the screens is a... ...chimp, strapped to an operating table, with its skull dissected open, webbed in wires and monitoring devices, muzzled with a transparent guard. Alive. Behind the surgical chamber, through the wide doorframe, we can see a larger laboratory beyond. INT. BRIGHT CORRIDOR - NIGHT A group of black-clad ALF Activists, all wearing balaclavas, move down a corridor. They carry various gear - bag, bolt cutters. As they move, one Activist reaches up to a security camera and sprays it black with an aerosol paint can. INT. LABORATORY - NIGHT The Activists enter the laboratory. CHIEF ACTIVIST Fucking hell... The Chief Activist takes his camera off his shoulder and starts taking photos. The room is huge and long, and darkened except for specific pools of light. Partially illuminated are rows of cages with clear perspex doors. They run down either side of the room. In the cages are chimpanzees. 2. Most are in a state of rabid agitation, banging and clawing against the perspex, baring teeth through foam-flecked mouths. They reach the far end of the lab, where on a huge steel operating table they see the dissected chimp. FEMALE ACTIVIST Oh God... The dissected chimp's eyes flick to the Activists. Blood wells from around the exposed brain tissue. Tears starts to roll down the Female Activist's cheeks. CHIEF ACTIVIST (to Female Activist) Keep your shit together. If we're going to get them out of here... The Finnish Activist is checking the perspex cages. FINNISH ACTIVIST I can pop these, no problem. CHIEF ACTIVIST So get to it. The Finnish Activist raises his crowbar and sticks it around the edge of one of the doors - about to prise it open. At the moment, the doors to the laboratory bang open. The Activists all turn. Standing at the entrance is the Scientist. A pause. The Scientist jumps to a telephone handset on the wall and shouts into the receiver. SCIENTIST Security! We have a break-in! Get to sector... A hand slams down the disconnect button. SCIENTIST ...nine. The Chief Activist plucks the receiver from the Scientist's hands, and then rips the telephone from the wall. A beat. 3. SCIENTIST I know who you are, I know what you think you're doing, but you have to listen to me. You can't release these animals. CHIEF ACTIVIST If you don't want to get hurt, shut your mouth, and don't move a fucking muscle. SCIENTIST (BLURTS) The chimps are infected! The Activists hesitate, exchanging a glance. SCIENTIST (continuing; stumbling, FLUSTERED) These animals are highly contagious. They've been given an inhibitor. CHIEF ACTIVIST Infected with what? SCIENTIST Chemically restricted, locked down to a... a single impulse that... CHIEF ACTIVIST Infected with what? The Scientist hesitates before answering. SCIENTIST Rage. Behind the Activists, the bank of monitors show the faces of the machete-wielding crowd. SCIENTIST (desperately trying to EXPLAIN) In order to cure, you must first understand. Just imagine: to have power over all the things we feel we can't control. Anger, violence... FINNISH ACTIVIST What the fuck is he talking about? 4. CHIEF ACTIVIST We don't have time for this shit! Get the cages open! SCIENTIST No! CHIEF ACTIVIST We're going, you sick bastard, and we're taking your torture victims with us. SCIENTIST NO! You must listen! The animals are contagious! The infection is in their blood and saliva! One bite and... FEMALE ACTIVIST They won't bite me. The Female Activist crouches down to face the wild eyes of the infected chimp behind the perspex. SCIENTIST STOP! You have no idea! The Scientist makes a desperate lunge towards her, but the Chief Activist grabs him. FEMALE ACTIVIST Good boy. You don't want to bite me, do you? The Female Activist gives a final benign smile, then the Finnish Activist pops open the door. SCIENTIST NO! Like a bullet from a gun, the infected chimp leaps out at the Female Activist - and sinks its teeth into her neck. She reels back as the chimp claws and bites with extraordinary viciousness. At the same moment, a deafening alarm begins to sound. FEMALE ACTIVIST (SHRIEKING) Get it off! Get if off! The Finnish Activist rips the ape off and throws it on to the floor. The infected chimp immediately bites into the man's leg. He yells with pain, and tries to kick it off. 5. Behind him, the Female Activist has started to scream. She doubles up, clutching the side of her head. FEMALE ACTIVIST I'm burning! Jesus! Help me! SCIENTIST We have to kill her! FEMALE ACTIVIST I'm burning! I'm burning! CHIEF ACTIVIST What's... SCIENTIST We have to kill her NOW! Meanwhile, the Female Activist's cries have become an unwavering howl of pain - and she is joined by the Finnish Activist, whose hands have also flown to the side of his head, gripping his temples as if trying to keep his skull from exploding. CHIEF ACTIVIST What's wrong with them? The Scientist grabs a desk-lamp base and starts running towards the screaming Female Activist... ...who has ripped off her balaclava - revealing her face - the face of an Infected. She turns to the Scientist. SCIENTIST Oh God. She leaps at him. He screams as they go tumbling to the ground. The Chief Activist watches in immobile horror as she attacks the Scientist with amazing ferocity. INT. CORRIDOR - NIGHT Another ACTIVIST makes his way down the corridor towards the lab. ACTIVIST (HISSES) Terry? Jemma? 6. No answer. ACTIVIST Mika? Where are you? He reaches the door to the lab, which is closed - and... ...as he opens it, we realize the door is also soundproofed. A wall of screaming hits him. He stands in the doorway - stunned by the noise, and then the sight. Blood, death, and his colleagues, all Infected. ACTIVIST Bloody hell. The Infected rush him. FADE TO BLACK. TITLE: 28 DAYS LATER INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - LATE AFTERNOON Close up of Jim, a young man in his twenties, wearing pale green hospital pyjamas. He has a month's beard, is dishevelled, and asleep. We pull back to see that Jim is lying on a hospital bed, in a private room. Connected to his arms are multiple drips, a full row of four or five on each side of his bed. Most of the bags are empty. Jim's eyes open. He looks around with an expression of confusion. Then he sits up. He is weak, but he swings his legs off the bed and stands. The attached drips are pulled with him and clatter to the floor. Jim winces, and pulls the taped needles from his arm. JIM Ow... His voice is hoarse, his mouth dry. Massaging his throat, he walks to the door. 7. INT. COMA WARD - LATE AFTERNOON The door to Jim's hospital room is locked. The key is on the floor. He picks it up and opens the door. Jim exits into a corridor. At the far end, a sign read: COMA WARD. There is no sign of life or movement. Jim walks down the corridor. One of the doors is half-open. From inside, there is the sound of buzzing flies. INT. HOSPITAL WARDS - LATE AFTERNOON Jim moves as quickly as he can through the hospital, still weak, but now driven by adrenaline. All the wards and corridors are deserted. Medical notes and equipment lie strewn over the floors, trolleys are upended, glass partition doors are smashed. In a couple of places, splashes of dried blood arc up the walls. He reaches A&E. On one wall is a row of public pay phones. He lifts a receiver, and the line is dead. He goes down the line, trying them all. In the corner of the A&E reception is a smashed soft-drinks machine, with a few cans collected at the base. Jim grabs one, rips off the ring-pull and downs it in one go. Then he grabs another, and heads for the main doors. EXT. HOSPITAL - LATE AFTERNOON Jim exits and walks out into the bright daylight of the forecourt. The camera begins to pull away from him. JIM Hello? Aside from a quiet rush of wind, there is silence. No traffic, no engines, no movement. Not even birdsong. EXT. LONDON - SUNDOWN Jim walks through the empty city, from St. Thomas's Hospital, over Westminster Bridge, past the Houses of Parliament, down Whitehall, to Trafalgar Square. 8. A bright overhead sun bleaches the streets. A light drifts litter and refuse. Cars lie abandoned, shops looted. Jim is still wearing his hospital pyjamas, and carries a plastic bag full of soft-drink cans. EXT. CENTRAL LONDON ROAD/CHURCH - NIGHT Jim walks. Night has fallen. He needs to find a place to rest... He pauses. Down a narrow side street is a church. He walks towards it. The front doors are open. INT. CHURCH - NIGHT Jim walks inside, moving with the respectful quietness that people adopt when entering a church. The doors ahead to the main chamber are closed. Pushing them, gently trying the handle, it is obvious they are locked. But another open door is to his left. He goes through it. INT. CHURCH - STAIRWELL - NIGHT Jim moves up a stairwell. Written large on the wall is a single line of graffiti: REPENT. THE END IS EXTREMELY FUCKING NIGH INT. CHURCH - GALLERY LEVEL - NIGHT Jim moves into the gallery level, and sees, through the dust and rot, ornate but faded splendor. At the far end, a stained- glass window is illuminated by the moonlight. Jim pads in, stands at the gallery, facing the stained-glass window for a moment before looking down... Beneath are hundreds of dead bodies. Layered over the floor, jammed into the pews, spilling over the altar. The scene of an unimaginable massacre. Jim stands, stunned. Then sees, standing motionless at different positions facing away from him, four people. Their postures and stillness make their status unclear. Jim hesitates before speaking. 9. JIM ...Hello? Immediately, the four heads flick around. Infected. And the next moment, there is the powerful thump of a door at the far end of the gallery. Jim whirls to the source as the Infected below start to move. The door thumps again - another stunningly powerful blow, the noise echoing around the chamber. Confused, fist closing around his bag of soft drinks, Jim steps onto the gallery, facing the door... ...and it smashes open. Revealing an Infected Priest - who locks sight on Jim, and starts to sprint. JIM Father? The Priest is half way across the gallery JIM Father, what are you... And now the moonlight catches the Priest's face. Showing clearly: the eyes. The blood smeared and collected around his nose, ears, and mouth. Darkened and crusted, accumulated over days and weeks. Fresh blood glistening. JIM Jesus! In a movement of pure instinct, Jim swings the bag just as the Priest is about to reach him - and connects squarely with the man's head. JIM Oh, that, was bad, that was bad... I shouldn't have done that... He breaks into a run... INT. CHURCH - STAIRWELL - NIGHT Down the stairwell... 10. INT. CHURCH - NIGHT ...into the front entrance, where the locked door now strains under the blows of the Infected inside. JIM Shit. EXT. CHURCH - NIGHT Jim sprints down the stone steps. As he reaches the bottom the doors are broken open, and the Infected give chase. EXT. CENTRAL LONDON ROAD - NIGHT Jim runs - the Infected have almost reached him. A hand fires up a Zippo lighter, and lights the rag of a Molotov cocktail. As Jim runs, something flies past his head, and the Infected closest to him explodes in a ball of flame. Jim turns, and sees as another Molotov cocktail explodes, engulfing two in the fireball. He whirls, now completely bewildered. WOMAN'S VOICE HERE! Another Molotov cocktail explodes. The Infected stagger from the blaze, on fire. WOMAN'S VOICE OVER HERE! Jim whirls again, and sees, further down the road... ...Selena, a black woman, also in her twenties. She wears a small backpack, a machete is stuck into her belt - and she holds a lit Molotov cocktail in her hand. ...Mark, a tall, good-looking man - throwing another bottle. It smashes on the head of the last Infected, bathing it in flame... The burning Infected bumps blindly into a car. Falls. Gets up again. 11. Blindly, it staggers off the road, into a petrol station - where an abandoned car has run over on the pumps. The ground beneath it suddenly ignites, and the petrol station explodes. EXT. SIDE STREET - NIGHT Selena and Mark lead Jim into a side street. JIM (DAZED) Those people! Who were... who... MARK This way! Move it! Jim allows himself to be hurried along. EXT. SHOP - NIGHT Selena stops outside a newsagent's shop. The shop's door and windows are covered with a metal security grill, but the grill over the door lock has been prised away enough for Selena to slip her hand through to the latch. INT. SHOP - NIGHT Inside, most of the shelves have been emptied of confectionery. Newspapers and magazines litter the floor. The magazine covers of beautiful girls and sports cars have become instant anachronisms. At the back of the shop, a makeshift bed of sheets and sleeping bag is nestled. This has obviously been Selena and Mark's home for the last few days. INT. NEWSAGENT - NIGHT Jim, Mark and Selena enter the newsagent's and pull down the grill. MARK A man walks into a bar with a giraffe. They each get pissed. The giraffe falls over. The man goes to leave and the barman says, you can't leave that lying there. The man says, it's not a lion. It's a giraffe. 12. Silence. Mark pulls off his mask and turns to Selena. MARK He's completely humorless. You two will get along like a house on fire. Selena, who has already taken off her mask, ignores Mark. SELENA Who are you? You've come from a hospital. MARK Are you a doctor? SELENA He's not a doctor. He's a patient. JIM I'm a bicycle courier. I was riding a package from Farringdon to Shaftesbury Avenue. A car cut across me... and then I wake up in hospital, today... I wake up and I'm hallucinating, or... MARK What's your name? JIM Jim. MARK I'm Mark. This is Selena. (BEAT) Okay, Jim. We've got some bad news. Selena starts to tell her story, and as the story unfolds we see the images she describes. SELENA It began as rioting. And right from the beginning, you knew something bad was going on because the rioters were killing people. And then it wasn't on the TV anymore. It was in the street outside. It was coming through your windows. We all guessed it was a virus. An infection. You didn't need a doctor to tell you that. It was the blood. 13. Something in the blood. By the time they tried to evacuate the cities, it was already too late. The infection was everywhere. The army blockades were overrun. And that was when the exodus started. The day before the radio and TV stopped broadcasting there were reports of infection in Paris and New York. We didn't hear anything more after that. JIM Where are your families? MARK They're dead. SELENA Yours will be dead too. JIM No... No! I'm going to find them. They live in Greenwich. I can walk. (heading for the exit) I'm going to... to go and... SELENA You'll go and come back. JIM (pulling at the grill) Yes! I'll go and come back. MARK Rules of survival. Lesson one - you never go anywhere alone, unless you've got no choice. Lesson two - you only move during daylight, unless you've got no choice. We'll take you tomorrow. Then we'll all go and find your dead parents. Okay? EXT. TRAIN TRACKS - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark walk along the Docklands Light Railway in single file. Ahead is a train. Behind the train, as if spilled in its wake, are abandoned bags, suitcases, backpacks. Mark drops pace to let Jim catch up. 14. MARK How's your head? Fucked? No reply. MARK (gesturing at the city) I know where your head is. You're looking at these windows, these millions of windows, and you're thinking - there's no way this many people are dead. It's just too many windows. Mark picks up a handbag from the tracks. MARK The person who owned this bag. Can't be dead. Mark reaches in and starts to pull things out as they walk, discarding the personal possessions. MARK A woman - (car keys) - who drove a Nissan Micra - (teddy) - and had a little teddy bear - (condoms) - and carried protection, just in case. Marks tosses the condoms behind him. MARK (DRY) Believe me, we won't need them anymore than she will. He hands the bag to Jim and walks ahead. Jim pulls out a mobile phone. He switches it on. It reads: SEARCHING FOR NETWORK. The message blinks a couple of times. Then the screen goes blank. Jim looks left. He is now alongside the train. The inside of the windows are smeared with dried blood. Pressed against the glass is the face of a dead man. 15. Jim drops the phone and breaks into a run - running past Mark and Selena. MARK (HISSING) Hey! EXT. GREENWICH COMMON - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark jog across Greenwich Common. Jim gestures towards one of the streets on the far side of the green. JIM (LOW VOICE) Down there. Westlink Street. Second on the left. EXT. WESTLINK STREET - DAY The street is modest red-brick semi-detached houses. They stand outside Number 43. Jim waits while Selena scans the dark facade. SELENA If there's anyone in there who isn't human... JIM I understand. SELENA Anyone. JIM I understand. Selena shoots a glance at Jim. Jim is gazing at the house. MARK Okay. EXT. BACK GARDEN - DAY Jim uses the key under the flowerpot to open the back door. INT. HOUSE - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark move quietly through the kitchen and the downstairs of the house. 16. Surprisingly, everything is neat and tidy. Washed plates are stacked by the sink, newspapers on the table are neatly piled. The headline on the top paper reads simply: CONTAINMENT FAILS. They reach the bottom of the stairs. Selena gestures upwards, and Jim nods. They start to ascend. At the top of the stairs, Selena sniffs the air, and recoils. Jim has noticed it too. His eyes widen in alarm. MARK (WHISPERS) Wait. But Jim pushes past and advances along the top landing, until he reaches a door. By now the smell is so bad that he is having to cover his nose and mouth with the sleeve of one arm. Jim pushes open the door. Inside, two decomposed bodies lie side by side on the bed, intertwined. On the bedside table are an empty bottle of sleeping pills and a bottle of red wine. Mark appears behind him. Jim stares at his parents for a couple of moments, then Mark closes the door. INT. BATHROOM - DAY Jim sits on the toilet, alone. He is crying. In his hand is a piece of paper: "Jim - with endless love, we left you sleeping. Now we're sleeping with you. Don't wake up." The paper crumples in his fist. INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY Jim, Selena and Mark sit in the living room, on the two sofas. Jim looks dazed, uncomprehending. Selena watches Jim, her expression neutral. SELENA They died peacefully. You should be grateful. JIM I'm not grateful. Jim's words hang a moment. Then Mark talks, simply, unemotionally, matter-of-fact throughout. 17. MARK The roads out were all jammed. So we went to Paddington Station. Hoping: maybe we could get to Heathrow, maybe buy our way on a plane. My dad had all this cash, even though cash was already useless, and Mum had her jewellery. But twenty thousand other people had the same idea. (A MOMENT) The crowd was surging, and I lost my grip on my sister's hand. I remember realizing the ground was soft. I looked down, and I was standing on people. Like a carpet, people who had fallen, and... somewhere in the crowd there were infected. It spread fast, no one could run, all you could do was climb. Over more people. So I did that. I got up, somehow, on top of a kiosk. (A MOMENT) Looking down, you couldn't tell which faces were infected and which weren't. With the blood, the screaming, they all looked the same. And I saw my dad. Not my mum or my sister. But I saw my dad. His face. A short silence. MARK Selena's right. You should be grateful. SELENA We don't have time to get back to the shop before dark. We should stay here tonight. Jim nods. He isn't sure what he wants to say. JIM My old room was at the end of the landing. You two take it. I'll sleep down here. SELENA We'll sleep in the same room. It's safer. 18. EXT. LONDON - DAY TO NIGHT The red orb of the sun goes down; the light fades. As night falls, London vanishes into blackness, with no electric light to be seen. Then the moon appears from behind the cloud layer, and the dark city is revealed. INT. HOUSE - NIGHT Jim is on the sofa. In the moonlight, we can see that his eyes are open, wide awake. Selena is curled on the other sofa, and Mark is on the floor - both asleep. The house is silent. Jim watches Selena sleeping for a couple of moments. Then, quietly, he gets off the sofa and pads out of the living room, down the hall to the kitchen. INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT Jim enters, standing just inside the doorway. He looks around the room. On one wall, a faded kid's drawing of a car is framed. Above the counter, on a shelf of cookery books, an album has a handwritten label on the spine: "Mum's Favorite Recipes". Jim walks to the fridge. Stuck to the door is a photo of Jim with his parents, arm in arm, smiling at the camera. Jim is on his mountain bike, wearing his courier bag. FLASH CUT TO: Jim, sitting at the kitchen table as his Mum enters, carrying bags of shopping. Jim walks over to the bags and pulls out a carton of orange juice, which he pulls straight to his mouth and begins to gulp down. His Dad walks in from the garden. JIM'S DAD Give me a glass of that, would you? JIM (draining the carton, and giving it a shake) It's empty. CUT BACK TO: 19. Jim touches the photo, their faces, lightly. Jim is facing away from the back door, which has a large frosted-glass panel. Through the glass panel, unseen by Jim a dark silhouette looms against the diffused glow from the moonlight. Through the kitchen window, a second silhouette appears. Then there is a scratching noise from the back door. Jim freezes. Slowly, he turns his head, and sees the dark shapes behind the door and window. A beat - then the door is abruptly and powerfully smashed in. It flies open, and hangs loosely held by the bottom hinge. Standing in the doorframe is an Infected Man. Jim shouts with alarm as the Man lunges at him - and they both go tumbling to the floor. At the same moment, the figure behind the kitchen window smashes the glass, and an Infected Teenage Girl starts to clamber through the jagged frame. The Man gets on top of Jim, while Jim uses his arms to hold back the ferocious assault. A single strand of saliva flies from the Man's lips, and contacts Jim's cheek. JIM (SCREAMS) Help! Suddenly, Selena is there, holding her machete. The blade flashes down to the back of the Man's neck. Blood gushes. Jim rolls the Infected Man off, just in time to see... ...Mark dispatch the Girl half way through the kitchen window. The Girl is holding Mark, but her legs are caught on the broken glass. Mark jabs upwards into the Girl's torso - she stiffens, then slumps, and as Mark steps back we see he is holding a knife. Jim hyperventilates, staring at the corpse on the kitchen floor. JIM It's Mr. Bridges... Selena turns to Jim. She is hyperventilating too, but there is control and steel in her voice. 20. SELENA Were you bitten? JIM He lives four doors down... Jim turns to the Girl sprawled half way through the window. JIM That's his daughter... SELENA Were you bitten? Jim looks at her. Selena is still holding her machete at the ready. JIM No... No! I wasn't! SELENA Did any of the blood get in your mouth? JIM No! SELENA Mark? Jim turns to Mark. He is standing in the middle of the room. Stepped away from the window. The Girl's blood is on his arm - and he is wiping it away... ...off the skin... where a long scratch cut wells up fresh blood. A moment. Then Mark looks at Selena, as if slightly startled. MARK Wait. But Selena is swiping with her machete. Mark lifts his arm instinctively, defensively, and the blade sinks in. Selena immediately yanks it back. MARK DON'T! Selena swipes again - and the blade catches Mark hard in the side of the head. Mark falls. 21. Jim watches, scrabbling backwards on the floor away from them, as Selena brutally finishes Mark off. Selena looks at Mark's body for a couple of beats, then lowers the blade. She picks up a dishcloth from the sink counter and tosses it to Jim. SELENA Get that cleaned off. Jim picks up the rag and hurriedly starts to wipe the Infected's blood from around his neck. SELENA Do you have any clothes here? JIM (fazed, frightened of her) I... I don't know. I think so. SELENA Then get them. And get dressed. We have to leave, now. With practiced speed, Selena starts to open the kitchen cupboards, selecting packets of biscuits and cans from the shelves, and stuffing them into her backpack. SELENA More infected will be coming. They always do. EXT. HOUSE - NIGHT Jim and Selena exit the front door. Jim has changed out of his hospital gear into jeans and a sweatshirt. He also has a small backpack, and is carrying a baseball bat. EXT. LONDON ROAD - NIGHT Jim and Selena walk: fast, alert. But something is not being said between them... until Jim breaks the silence. JIM (QUIET) How did you know? Selena says nothing. Continues walking. JIM (INSISTENT) How did you know he was infected? 22. SELENA The blood. JIM The blood was everywhere. On me, on you, and... SELENA (CUTTING IN) I didn't know he was infected. Okay? I didn't know. He knew. I could see it in his face. (A MOMENT) You need to understand, if someone gets infected, you've got somewhere between ten and twenty seconds to kill them. They might be your brother or your sister or your oldest friend. It makes no difference Just so as you know, if it happens to you, I'll do it in a heartbeat. A moment. JIM How long had you known him? SELENA Five days. Or six. Does it matter? Jim says nothing. SELENA He was full of plans. Long-distance weapons, so they don't get close. A newsagent's with a metal grill, so you can sleep. Petrol bombs, so the blood doesn't splash. Selena looks at Jim dispassionately. SELENA Got a plan yet, Jim? You want us to find a cure and save the world? Or fall in love and fuck? Selena looks away again. SELENA Plans are pointless. Staying alive is as good as it gets. Silence. 23. They walk. Jim following a few steps behind Selena. A few moments later, Jim lifts a hand, opens his mouth, about to say something - but Selena cuts him off without even looking round. SELENA Shhh. She has seen something... A line of tower blocks some distance away, standing against the night sky. In one of them, hanging in the window of one of the highest stories, colored fairy lights are lit up, blinking gently. INT. TOWER BLOCK - NIGHT Jim and Selena walk through the smashed glass doors of the tower block. It is extremely dark inside. Selena switches on a flashlight and illuminates the entrance hall. It is a mess. The floor is covered in broken glass and dried blood. The lift doors are jammed open, and inside is a dense bundle of rags - perhaps an old corpse, but impossible to tell, because the interior of the lift has been torched. It is black with carbon, and smoke-scarring runs up the outside wall. Selena moves the flashlight to the stairwell. There is a huge tangle of shopping trolleys running up the stairs. Selena gives one of the trolleys an exploratory tug. It shifts, but holds fast, meshed in with its neighbor. Then she puts a foot into one of the grates, and lifts herself up. Shining her light over the top of the tangle, she can see a gap along the top. JIM Let's hope we don't have to get out of here in a hurry. She begins to climb through. INT. TOWER BLOCK - NIGHT Jim and Selena move steadily and quietly up the stairwell, into the building. Reaching a next landing, they check around the corner before proceeding. Through a broken window, we can see that they are already high above most London buildings, and on the wall a sign reads: LEVEL 5. 24. SELENA Need a break? JIM (completely out of breath) No. You? SELENA No. They continue a few steps. JIM I do need a break, by the way. Selena nods. They stop on the stairs. Jim slips off his backpack and sits, pulling a face as he does so... SELENA What's up? JIM Nothing. She gives him a cut-the-crap expression. JIM I've got a headache. SELENA Bad? JIM Pretty bad. SELENA Why didn't you say something before? JIM Because I didn't think you'd give a shit. A moment, where it's unclear how Selena will react to this. Then she slips off her own backpack. SELENA (going through the bag) You've got no fat on you, and all you've had to eat is sugar. So you're crashing. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot we can do about that... 25. Selena starts to produce a wide selection of pills, looted from a chemist. SELENA ...except pump you full painkillers, and give you more sugar to eat. She holds up a bottle of codeine tablets, and passes it to Jim. SELENA As for the sugar: Lilt or Tango? JIM (CHEWING CODEINE) ...Do you have Sprite? SELENA Actually, I did have a can of Sprite, but... Suddenly there is a loud scream, coming from somewhere lower down the building. Jim and Selena both make a grab for their weapons. JIM Jesus! SELENA Quiet. The scream comes again. The noise is chilling, echoing up the empty stairwell. But there is something strange about it. The noise is human, but oddly autistic. It is held for slightly too long, and stops abruptly. SELENA That's an infected. Then, the sound of metal scraping, clattering the blockade. SELENA They're in. INT. SHOPPING TROLLEY BLOCKADE - NIGHT Two Infected, a Young Asian Guy and a Young White Guy, moving with amazing speed over the blockade. 26. INT. STAIRS - NIGHT Jim and Selena sprint up the stairs. Behind them, we can hear the Infected, giving chase, howling. They pass level eight, nine, ten... Jim is exhausted. SELENA Come on! JIM (out of breath, barely able to speak) I can't. Selena continues, and Jim looks over the edge of the stairwell, to the landing below... ...where the two Infected appear, tearing around the corner. INT. STAIRWELL - NIGHT Selena sprints up the stairs... and Jim sprints past her, in an amazing burst of energy and speed. They round another bend in the stairwell... ...then both Jim and Selena scream. Standing directly in front of them is a Man In Riot Cop Gear - helmet with full visor, gloves, a riot shield in one hand, and a length of lead pipe in the other. The Man lunges past both of them, barging past, where the Infected White Man has appeared at the stairwell. The Riot Gear Man swings his lead pipe and connects viciously with the White Man's head. The White Man falls backwards against the Asian Man. Both fall back down the stairs. The Riot Gear Man turns back to Jim and Selena. MAN Down the corridor! Flat 157! Jim and Selena are stunned, but start to run down the corridor. The Asian Man is coming back up the stairs. Jim looks back over his shoulder in time to see the Riot Gear Man deliver a massive blow to the Asian Man's head. 27. INT. CORRIDOR - NIGHT Jim and Selena run towards Flat 157. The door is open, but as they approach, it suddenly slams shut. JIM AND SELENA (hammering on the door) Let us in! GIRL (O.S.) Who is it? SELENA Let us in! The door opens a fraction, on the chain. The face of a girl appears. She is fourteen, pale, solemn-faced. GIRL Where's Dad? Jim looks back down the corridor. At the far end, the Man appears. He is holding the limp body of one of the Infected - and he tips it over the balcony, where it drops down the middle of the stairwell. MAN (CALLS BACK) It's okay, Hannah. Let them inside. The door closes, we hear the chain being slipped off, then it opens again. INT. FLAT - NIGHT Jim and Selena enter past the pale-faced girl. The flat is council, three-bed, sixteenth floor of the block. It has patterned wallpaper, and nice but boring furnishings. It is lit by candles. The entrance hall leads straight to the living room, which has French windows and a small balcony outside. On one wall, a framed photograph hangs, which shows the Man standing beside a black taxi cab. Next to him is a middle aged woman - presumably the Man's wife. Hannah sits at the cab's steering wheel, beaming. Another photo, beside, show Hannah sat in the seat of a go- kart. The Man follows Jim and Selena inside. 28. MAN Come in, come in. They follow the Man through to the living room, and Hannah recloses the front door, which has an impressive arrangement of locks and dead-bolts. INT. FLAT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT In the living room, the fairy lights hang in the window, powered by a car battery. Lit by their glow, the Man goes through a careful ritual of shedding his gear, helped by Hannah. First, he lays down the riot shield. Then he puts the bloodsmeared lead pipe on a small white towel. Next, he removes his gloves - and places them beside the bar on the towel. Then he folds the towel over the weapon and gloves, and puts it beside the riot shield. Finally he removes the visored helmet. Jim and Selena watch him. They look pretty rattled, not really knowing what to expect. After the Man has finished shedding his gear, he turns. MAN So... I'm Frank, anyway. He extends his hand to Jim and Selena. Jim hesitates very briefly, then shakes it. JIM I'm Jim. SELENA Selena. Frank beams, and suddenly he seems much less frightening and imposing. If anything, he is just as nervous as Jim and Selena. FRANK Jim and Selena. Good to meet you. And this is my daughter, Hannah. (turning to Hannah) ...Come on, sweetheart. Say hello. Hannah takes a step into the room, but says nothing. FRANK So... so this is great. Just great. It calls for a celebration. 29. I'd say. Why don't you all sit down, and... Hannah, what have we got to offer? HANNAH (QUIETLY) We've got Mum's creme de menthe. An awkward beat. FRANK Yes, her creme de menthe. Great. Look, sit, please. Get comfortable. Sit tight while I get it. Frank exits. Selena, Jim and Hannah all stand, until Selena gestures at the sofa. SELENA Shall we? Jim and Selena take the sofa. Hannah stays standing. FRANK (O.S.) Where are the bloody glasses? HANNAH Middle cupboard. FRANK (O.S.) No! The good ones! This is a celebration! HANNAH Top cupboard. Another short, uncomfortable pause. Hannah looks at Jim and Selena from her position near the doorway. Her expression is blank and unreadable. JIM This is your place, then. Hannah nods. JIM It's nice. Hannah nods again. Frank re-enters. Frank is beaming, holding the creme de menthe, and four wine glasses. 30. FRANK There! I know it isn't much but... well, cheers! EXT. TOWER BLOCK - NIGHT The moon shines above the tower block. INT. FLAT - NIGHT Jim, Selena and Hannah all sit in the living room, sipping creme de menthe. Frank is disconnecting the fairy lights as he talks, and pulling the curtains closed, rather systematically checking for cracks along the edges. FRANK Normally we keep the windows covered at night, because the light attracts them. But when we saw your petrol station fire, we knew it had to be survivors... So we hooked up the Christmas tree lights. Like a beacon. Finished with the sofa, he sits on the armchair. SELENA We're grateful. FRANK Well, we're grateful you came. I was starting to really worry. Like I say, we haven't seen any sign of anyone normal for a while now. JIM There aren't any others in the building? Frank shakes his head. SELENA And you haven't seen any people outside? Frank's eyes flick to Hannah. FRANK We haven't left the block for more than two weeks. Stayed right here. Only sensible thing to do. Everyone who went out... 31. SELENA Didn't come back. FRANK And there's two hundred flats here. Most of them have a few cans of food, or cereal, or something. SELENA It's a good set-up. FRANK It isn't bad. He puts a hand on Hannah's shoulder, and gives it a squeeze. FRANK We've got by, haven't we? INT. BATHROOM - NIGHT
Vincent & Jonny break down a great film with an amazing actor, Gran Torino, Starring Clint Eastwood as Walter “Walt” Kowalski, KChristopher Carley as Father Janovich, Bee Vang as Thoa, Ahney Her as Sue, and Doua Moua as Spider! Listen as Vincent, Jonny & guest, Kris, talk about cinematography, visual effects, cast, acting, plot, and more! Thanks for tuning into this episode! Go grab some of our merch! To stay in touch with us, our linktree is below Linktree.com/Oneshotmoviepodcast --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/oneshotmoviepodcast/support
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Stella Barey (@Ana1Princ3ss on Instagram) is an OnlyFans creator and influencer, regularly raking in over $200k a month on the app. In part 2 of her interview, she and Eileen talk sexual jealousy, unconventional relationships, building an online following, and of course, anal tips. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/GOINGMENTAL and get on your way to being your best self. Show links: Follow @eileen on Instagram Follow @killerandasweetthang on Instagram Follow @eileeninparis on TikTok Follow @goingmentalpodcast on Instagram More information at: Goingmental.com Produced by Dear Media.
Our guest this week is Dorothy Paredes, author of the beautifully candid memoir, 26 & Fucked. Dorothy is also the founder of The Atrium Foundation, an organization that supports people affected by cancer so they can thrive by covering expenses that aren't covered by insurance, including things that are outside of the realm of medical expenses. Dorothy and her team believe that mental health and wellness is as important as physical recovery. They have supported people with everything from rent, to alternative treatments, to school supplies for their children. Dorothy's long term vision with the Atrium Foundation is to build partnerships between therapists and oncologists so that people have built-in access to emotional support at every step of the cancer journey. This conversation was extremely healing for me as the host, and I hope it will be the same for you as a listener.
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Em and John tell scary stories, play scary music, and scarily talk about scary news that is very scary. Topics touched - the new Fucked up LP, Bad Waitresses' new vid, the Jerry Only solo LP, and more!
Today, I'll be reviewing a hot Pornhub video titled “Latina Sissy Crossdresser Fucked By Muscle Daddy” by Pornhub star MariahLoveCD. Love and hugs
Hump Day Quickies : Swinger Confessions
Nancy and Louden are back with some stories and experiences to share. They play hide and seek with a couple in the club and end up in a room they don't want to be in. They full swap with a couple that wasn't quite ready for full swap fun. Nancy draws the attention away from high powered sex machines with her oral skills. And then finally, Louden shares his favorite moment which started with Nancy fisting Nessa and ended with him sliding his cock into her.Please subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.You can catch us on SLSRadio every Wednesday at 4pm Eastern Time.You can find tons of amazing lifestyle show on FullSwapRadio, including our show, Every Wednesday at 6:30pm and Midnight Eastern Time. We are now hosts on the Swinger Society Discord Server as well.If you have your own sexy stories, please call our hotline and share them with us and our audience. 844-4-Hump-DayIf you have any questions for us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit our website as well. HumpDayQuickies.comPlease follow us on all the social platforms:Twitter - HumpDayQuickiesInstagram - HumpDayQuickiesFaceBook - HumpDayQuickiesTikTok - HumpDayQuickiesWe are adding new content as quickly as we can!
A few years after the Osage were forced to move from traditional lands in Kansas to Okiehoma, they found a fuckton of OIL! Suddenly the Osage are the richest people in the whole country. Now they can be happy and safe right? Fuck no! This podcast ain't called "How the West Was Happy & Safe". It's FUCKED! It's FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED! T-Shirts by How the West was Fucked Podcast | TeePublic #howthewestwasfucked #htwwf #americanhistory #oldwest #wildwest #Osage #Oil
Kid and Fiona play some clips from the turrets girl, Kid wants turrets and wonders if there is anything that can cause it. We relive a shitty story of a friend who takes advantage of situations and we call Pinky Pie and Skittles and we figure out that Pinky looks like Porn Star Raquel Darrian. We come up with a new domain that involves boob submissions and we have no idea what to do with it. Listen in. Go Deep. DETAILED TIMELINE 1:00 Start out with Torrets 2:00 Ticks - Fuck you hunter 3:00 Is she doing the little bird face 4:00 She's adorable 5:00 Does everybody know what that is 6:00 Blinded by the light 7:00 What would I play for poison 8:00 Theo Huxtable 9:00 I'm not going to pick people up 10:00 Hey I'm gonna be a round 11:00 I'm doing this dude a favor 12:00 Hey dude I'm in studio 13:00 We should call Pinky Pie 14:00 We went to Taco Bell - Pinky Pie on phone 15:00 I like boobs 16:00 Shaved or Vajazzled 17:00 Is it more disgusting I jacked to pinky porn 18:00 80s Pornstar Raquel Darrian 19:00 I jerk to all porn eras 20:00 This is a dirty music video from the 80s 21:00 Lets do a google search just on her 22:00 Dirty talk VoiceOver stuff 23:00 The guy was acting retarded 24:00 He's was down for being down 25:00 Walking around with tongue hanging out 26:00 Same Titties 27:00 Revenge Porn 28:00 He does sell it off 29:00 Fart in a Jar - Feet pics 30:00 It's okay, its just covid 31:00 Fucked up - Here we go 32:00 How old are my boobs 33:00 She's pretty 34:00 How old are my boobs Go Deep.
What will you leave behind after your expiration date?In this episode, we invite Hunter Ballew on the show to talk about how he started RoofCon, his good friends dropping him without knowing the truth, and leaving a legacy behind.
On episode 89 of Talking Tacos, the boys eat fish tacos (chuckle, chuckle) but like actual fish tacos. It would be a little weird if we were all eating the other kind all at the same time in a public restaurant. All jokes aside, the fish taco special at Loteria this week absolutely FUCKED. It was a crispy fish taco which the boys are immediately campaigning to replace the current fish taco on the menu. The regular fish taco is great, this crispy one is just better. This was a big week on Talking Tacos as the boys introduced (ripped off) the One Chip Revue. One chip…nobody knows the rules. In this episode we sampled another hot sauce from Outer Limits, the Weed Eater, and it was incredible. We still need to figure out an official rating system, but this one was a good time. Not too high on the heat scale, but wonderful on the flavor scale; easily an everyday hot sauce. Listen to us argue the specifics. We also have some good Formula 1 debates about the Cost Capgate and a related yet anemic niche meme of the week ™. Meme Lords have been slacking, or perhaps nothing really interesting has been going on in the world? Would you rather see a good band play a so-so show? Or see a so-so band play an absolute banger show? We debate. That, and much more.
Feedback: Marcia & KeithWhat's on my mind: Midterms, an exercise in probabilities:https://about.bgov.com/brief/balance-of-power-the-house-seats-up-for-grabs/https://about.bgov.com/brief/balance-of-power-a-partisan-convergence-in-the-senate/News:Jan 6 Committee Public Hearing:https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/10/13/us/jan-6-hearing-trumpAlex Jones just got FUCKED!!!:https://www.reuters.com/legal/jury-begins-third-day-deliberations-alex-jones-sandy-hook-defamation-trial-2022-10-12/The link between religion and insurrection:https://www.businessinsider.com/ohio-pastor-arrested-in-capitol-riot-accused-pushing-fence-police-2022-10I hope this is not true:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-11/black-men-are-showing-tepid-enthusiasm-for-stacey-abrams-in-georgia-raceReparations, of a sort:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/us-museums-return-african-bronzes-stolen-19th-century-rcna52138This shit is for us: Is Nation Building still relevant:https://patch.com/new-jersey/newarknj/afrikan-centricity-building-blocks-nation-buildinghttps://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/what-if-black-america-were-a-country/380953/Bible Study with Atheist Mike: Forever, forever, ever:https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/eternity/https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/infinity/Closing: I'm jealous of me says Thasunda Brown Duckett: https://fortune.com/2022/10/11/tiaa-ceo-thasunda-brown-duckett-retirement-savings-mpw-summit/
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So Greg Abbot is the Governor of Texas (and he is a massive piece of shit), and Ruth Bader Ginsburg absolutely fucked us. Controversial? Maybe, but listen and find out why. Doobie and Bonky give ya the real hard and flaccid hitting truths, in the newest episode of What The Fuck Is This Podcast Called?