Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – We’re not a free people anymore. When we’re told to stop, we stop. Think about this. No, I’m not trying to get into the philosophical weeds. Who told you that you have to stop at a red light and that you must go on green? You may think that’s ridiculous. Think about it. Who told you that? We’ve normalized the stop and go. We’ve normalized it to the point where we have accepted that our society and existence must be mobile. Check out today’s audio and transcript for the rest…
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Mike: You bring up the conditioning of we’re going to tell you how much food you can have, what kind of abortion you can have — and this is a federal rule — we’re going to tell you what kind of light bulb you can have, how many watts it can be, whether or not it can be incandescent or fluorescent, how many gallons per flush in your toilet, what kind of pressure you can have at your shower head. We’re going to tell you all these things because we’re your almighty federal overlords and we have the authority to do this. There is something to be said about the normalizing of codes like that.
Caller Mark: They’re doing it with fuel prices. You and I both know that the global fuel price should not be darn near $4 a gallon at this point here on the East Coast.
Mike: I don’t know that they’re specifically doing it with the fuel price, but I do know that the practice of normalizing is definitely going on and is proceeding apace right now. I actually saw this last night, an old, dear friend of mine, a gentleman who’s a writer here in the New Orleans area, Ronnie Virgets, one of the unsung wordsmith heroes of our generation. He is really talented. He worked in local television for a while. As a matter of fact, he used to fill in for me way back in the day when I was a host on a station here in New Orleans, WTIX. Ronnie had a stint on a television show that he used to do a weekly commentary for. It was rebroadcast last night. It had aired originally in 1993. On the subject of normalizing, the subject of his commentary — he was humorous but he made some great points — was traffic.
He said that our governing masters have been so successful at conditioning us that we get angry — life is supposed to be about restfulness and peace and enjoyment of restfulness and peace. We get angry when we’re told to stop and we’re only happy when we’re told to move. You’re angry when you get to a stoplight but you’re happy when it turns green. When you’re not moving, when you’re resting, you’re PO’d. You’ve been conditioned to be PO’d. You spend all these hours — have you seen the latest survey, Mark, of how many hours people spend in automobiles commuting to and from work now?
Caller Mark: Unfortunately, yes. I’m a truck driver. I spend a lot of time in my vehicle.
Mike: That’s not a commute. You’re not commuting. You’re driving. That’s different. I’m talking about people that commute in four-wheelers. About 78 to 90 minutes, I think, the last time I saw, was the average commute. Virgets’ point was that humans and Americans will accept anything. We’re not a free people anymore. When we’re told to stop, we stop. Think about this. No, I’m not trying to get into the philosophical weeds. Who told you that you have to stop at a red light and that you must go on green? You may think that’s ridiculous. Think about it. Who told you that? We’ve normalized the stop and go. We’ve normalized it to the point where we have accepted that our society and existence must be mobile.
Think about it, ladies and gentlemen. How much stuff can you do in a daily or weekly cycle where you do not need to employ the wheel? How much stuff can you do where you do not need to employ the wheel? If you want to go bowling, you’ve got to get to the bowling alley and you need a wheel. Want to go to work? There’s a very good chance you’re not working out of your house. You need food? We don’t grow it anymore. We don’t raise it anymore. There’s a very good chance you need the wheel to get to where the food can be purchased. You follow the line of reasoning there. Everything now requires a wheel. Humans have, by and large, accepted this mode and method of living, to the point now that when we’re not moving, we are angry. We are angry when we’re not moving. We’re only happy when we’re moving, and the faster we’re moving, the more we’re racing through life, the happier we seem to be. Is that by conditioning or is that natural?
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