First off, I should say that ThePodcaste.com does not advocate the abuse of any drugs, legal or illegal and we’ve been vocal about how smoking ANYTHING is technically bad for you. That being said, we’ve lost Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson and now Prince to prescription medication and yet our parent’s generation still have The Eagles, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney! WHAT THE #$%#!? Those guys don’t even remember the 70s they were so high, yet gen X role models and pop stars are dropping like flies!
Remember in the 1990s when the headline “Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong Dead of Marijuana Overdoses” hit all the papers? Neither do I. I, personally, have never smoked a blunt but I’m really warming up to the ‘legalize it’ crowd because this is seeming crazier and crazier to support FDA approved heroine while tossing pot-heads in jail. Even cocaine doesn’t doesn’t make peoples heart popped the way prescription uppers have done to so many!
I have no point in this but to vent my frustration to the news. Rest In Peace, Prince.
I hope that headline is upsetting, as upsetting as a pro-genocide demonstration. Did the Armenian genocide happen? If so was it a bad thing? These might seem like crazy questions that only a complete psychopath would have trouble answering but there are people that think acknowledgement and condemnation of a horrible thing that happened a century ago is just terrible for them. Can you relate?
The 1st Protest: “Armenian Americans Protest Genocide Denial”
We have a strange relationship with Turkey and the whole thing gets weirder by the minute. The conservatives are taking over the once secular government and are pushing the people more towards religion and jingoism. The people who get the short end of that are typically the indigenous peoples, ethnic tribes and other minorities. Their support of the shooting down of a Russian plane was perplexing to say the least. Russia was fighting terrorists and racking up a serious body count when Turkey, a country supposedly, presumably against the Islamic state, shoots down a Russian plane! What’s going on there? What is wrong with their leadership?
Don’t know what a Kurd is? Well, they’ve been the ones doing most of the heavy lifting in the fight against the Islamic state. They are not just, generally, our ally in the region, they are an indigenous people group who, like the Native Americans in the US, had family and culture long before the majority race/religion took over the region. Kurdish historians trace their lineage all the way back to the ancient Persian times, even pre-Cyrus the Great.
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting with one of the Kurdish men protesting the Turkish military encroachment on Kurdish areas.
Here’s Azad Kobane who posts up across from the Turkish embassy sometimes.