"We Blame Society, But We Are Society"
- Publication Date |
- Jun 18, 2019
- Episode Duration |
In this episode, Kevin and Sully talked about the 09/11 Victim Compensation Bill that Jon Stewart went to Congress for. He gave quite the speech and they discuss that in length. They also touched on crime across America. Kevin pulled up a list of the Top 100 cities with the worst crime per capita, in the nation.
September 11th was an anomaly because it was one of the biggest terrorist attacks on American soil, but there's really nothing else to compare it to other than Pearl Harbor.
If you Google terrorists acts in United States, you can go back to the late 18 hundreds, they're right along. I mean it's not like it's never been around, you know, I don't think that's going away. Whether or not it happens on purpose, I don't know.
We'll leave that discussion to Shred. That's his area of expertise. But I think that the best we can do, and kind of based off your advice that you gave last week and again earlier in this episode is to help your fellow man a little bit more. You know, if you know your neighbors going out of town, uh, watch over their house, you know, their garage door didn't go down when they left for work in the morning. Go over and shut the garage door for him. Don't pretend like you didn't see it. And then you know, even if you don't fucking like the people, because I'm a, I'm a believer in Karma and I believe what you put out into the universe, you get back and someday something will happen that we'll come back to help you for doing that nice gesture for your fellow person. But I think with that though, you have to have a belief system.
And I don't mean to get off topic, but do you think the problem is there's no belief system anymore? Like I, and I don't mean like as in a higher power like getting all churchy, but like you said from the dawn of time, there's always been some sort of figure watching you I guess I'll call it, and I think there was no accountability.
Maybe you're thinking, yeah, like the difference between good and bad. Like you know what you're doing is wrong. Just seems like people are losing their moral compass, I guess I'll call it.
Well, I grew up Catholic. I had the 10 commandments you know, not to get all churchy.
And I was just about to say like even aside from that, like if you took out the 10 commandments and just say like 10 good rules to live by that pretty good rules to live by.
Like you should listen to your mom and dad. You shouldn't bang your neighbor, you shouldn't kill somebody. You shouldn't. You know what I mean?
Like they're all good laws and good rules to have for society. Did social media have a lot to play in the, in that change? I don't know. I think it did back in the day when you didn't go and bang your neighbor, you didn't go and bang your neighbor because you knew it wasn't right. Oh, well she's on Snapchat. Twerking.
You're on social media now. Whether it's Snapchat, Instagram, you're seeing these pictures and then you send her a message. "Oh my God, that's cool." Or, "oh my God, that's cute." And then all of a sudden she replies back and she sends you a message of, "Oh, you like that?" Yeah. And then that shit blossoms. And I think, you know, again, you just got to stay true to your morals. I guess if you go and do that shit and you want to do that shit, whatever.
But we've gotta be aware of the consequences that come with that.
I fall back on Karma. Something will eventually happen to you, whether it's the next day, the next week, the next month, the next year, something will eventually come back around. And I'm not saying that you're going to die or anything like that, but, uh, Karma works in mysterious ways. I'm a firm believer in that. You know, like you said, don't fucking Bang your neighbor. Don't fucking do stupid shit and be kind to your fellow man. Help them out. Help them out for, we're doing, we're, we're fucking movement now. Peace, love, and rock and roll. All right. I gotta go lock my fucking doors now and yeah, I gotta I gotta go see what my neighbors doing. Get out the binoculars. Yeah, look at that. Hey, they just sent me a tweet, I guess, if that's all right, I'm gonna head over there.
(The above is a partial transcript of this episode. Any grammatical errors, Kevin Sully will blame someone else)