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Podcast Wrap Up – Only A Pawn In Their Game

Colin Kaepernick set off what has turned out to be a polarizing discussion on protest in America when he refused to stand for the national anthem prior to a (gasp!) exhibition football game. Protest has long been utilized in this country as a mechanism for change yet we still seem uncomfortable with it. We often don’t want to see things that conflict with what we were taught or grew up believing.

Protest by definition is supposed to be discomforting otherwise it would not be effective. This country was founded on protest and our national documents recognize this as an inalienable right.

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Fear and Loathing On the Internet

Fear and loathing on the internet is at an all time high. We seem to living in a “hive mind” generation where clicks and likes matter more than empathy and compassion. We are living in a time when people want to identify as <insert label> instead of as human beings with similar needs/wants/desires.

What binds us is far more powerful and strong than what divides us but one must be willing to operate not only with an open mind but with an open heart. Do we engage with someone we disagree with in a constructive way? If we disagree, and the debate gets heated, do we follow up with that person and accept our differences in a positive manner? There is no shame in an agree to disagree mindset.

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