In our last podcast (S2E19), we talked about our moral compasses – how to keep them properly calibrated in such morally challenging times. Randy and I came to the conclusion that, in essence, America now has two different moral compasses at work. That might explain why so many of us feel poised at the edge of our “flight or flight” response most of the time. It’s not “flight” we’re struggling with. We’ve lost interest in it.
Fight’s our game these days. For better but often worse.
How have we gotten so belligerent, all of us? So ready to fight? And are we fighting “our own” battles to begin with?
This is tricky ground because it describes one of the very real fundamental differences between Randy and I. Randy believes outsiders to a situation (like Uvalde, Texas) should stay outside because they don’t really know how that place works. I acknowledge that, yes, there are differences between, say, life in Los Angeles and life in Uvalde but the similarities far outweigh the differences.
This is one of those conversations that puts our whole podcast’s premise to the test. Can Randy and I “go there” and still hear each other? Can we disagree civilly?
There are fireworks in this one. And a very good, intense conversation. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed – or left on the sidelines!
Or, if you’d prefer to watch –