Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions
Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions

Episode · 11 months ago

Post-Election Emotions: Sympathy for The Fans, Not The Team

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I meant to talk what I'm doing with the new podcast format. But, realizing I'm short on time, I try to explain how we should consider having sympathy for Trump voters.

I'm Johnnye motions- and this is dailyemotion. So in this episode I was going to tellyou why I was changing the podcast and how that was going around, and I endedup rationalizing why we should be kinder to trump supporters. So thereave a listm boy. This is going to be one of thoseepisodes where it's all over the place, just because I have so much to tell you because soone just happened, so I'mgoing to have to try to edit myself while I speak. So of course, I've been experimenting with show namesand album artwork lately seen how it fits when I create heartwork and showideas, Andi usually like design something up,and I guess the old way to put it would belike put it up on the refrigerator and kind of look at it and walk by it andsee it every every day. For a couple of weeks change something well, you know I' kindof do the Digital Virgin, the digital version of that S. I just put stuff up and I lookaround, but anyway, I think back in August about two years ago. Idid thing called the dog days of August, whereas, like you podcast somethingevery day and looking back at all the things I've done in podcasting, I thinkthat was one of the most valuable. So I want to keep doing that. So this isgoing to be me doing a daily, podcast and they're,probably going to be really short. The trick is getting me to focus on onetopic of the eighty topics in my head right now. I got to pick one, so thisparticular show is going to be about the show, an emotions and basically theemotions revolving around the election.

In America, it's been pretty wild, sowe were still in shut down lockdown mode. My sons and I had gone from Louisianaup north to Oklahoma, and neither of those states in Americaare very m into wearing masks. Just say it likethat. Theyre individualist, you know, they'rethe kind of states that are traditionally conservative, but thatthat label doesn't mean much anymore. I don't know what they're trying toconserve notit's, not money, the yeah and more in Oklahoma. Insteadof a hillbilly things, I'm from California- and I just imaginedeverything- kind of east of Colorado before you hit Chicago Wis, just people playing banjos and Straw, hatsand run around barefoot and stuff like that. No of course it's not! But youknow when you're not out in it, you don't think about it too much. So youjust osign it a thought in your head, so I left, California went to Louisiana,then Oklahoma and for sure there's different types of southern folks like the swamp southpeople and then the the more northern people,especially above the top of Texas they're like yeah, more like theMarlborough man up here, kind of individual sitting alone out in thefield on a horse kind of thing. That's what it reminds me of and yeah there's, there's way morestuff than just red dirt and tumbleweeds in Oklahoma, as so, ifyou're familiar with California, like for my friends who listen Oklahoma is like Sacramento lots of Rivers, lakes,mostly flats, some kind of chain stores and malls, and some city and stategovernment buildings a just the dirts...

...red instead of Brown but yeah. It'skind of like that hats. My point being it's reallyinteresting to experience mthe, electorate firsthand, becauseI've been in California for decades, USTIT's just the way of life. It's theway. I was programmed it's what I was surrounded with. So when I got through Louisiana thatwas one vibe Oklahoma M, completely different VIBE.I kind of I almost I like Oklahoma, quite a bit, there's nothing not tolike about it. There are a lot more trump type people butthey're out in the opened and theyre I mean they're out in the open. You cansee them and you can avoid them if you choose or engage them. If you choose eitherway, you know what I mean they're just out there, but T in California. It justseemed like people were trying to be more polite,but itd end up being fake polite, so they hid their true intentions andtheir true feelings, whereas out here in Oklahoma, don't give a fuck too much, because Ithink I can attribute a little bit of that to guns everybody's got guns overhere. So it's not really. You never know who's going to nobody'sgoing to pop off and start pulling a gun out in public, so that the fear of like mass dootings is almostnonexistent. Bank robberies hold up some car jackings. Those don't reallyhappen around here that much if at all and that's fascinating,especially when you're from California and you think, everything's like gunserno hit guns should only be used for certain situations. Well, when you live in it, you start to see the benefits of like M. Okay Yeah. I mean you kind ofhypothesize it and you hear about countries like Switzerland, whereeverybody has to keep a gun for the...

...defense of the country. That sort ofthing, but it's not like that Youre here, it's a free for all. You cancarry. However, you want conceal it. You can carry I on your hip,you carried into a store whatever you want. It's like the wild West wanyway. My point being, I was tryingto experience both thesides. Let's call it whichwe'lldo an episode on the media alone, how they love to pet, a fight they have tothe easiest way to create a fight. is to create two sides Wen. Clearly welive in a spectrum. It's not the there's kind of like social mean hisbecome this like finery, fucking sewer and everything has to be either or lefto right, you're in or out you're popular or you're canceled. You KnowBlue Red Black White updown Jesus Christ, but I'm not going to do it onthe media today, specifically, I just wanted to do it on the emotions ofpolitics and kind of a long way around to what I'm working on here and why I'mdoing it daily. So anyway, I'm going to do a daily podcast, because I don'tknow I haven't- can talk about a million different things. It's goodexercise for me and I have an ininteresting perspective, just beingkind of a stranger in a strange land of Californian in the middle of Oklahomaand enjoying it. So there's that that said man the election yesterday, theelection was obviously back on Tuesday and they finally got to countin anenough. They find a got to have counted enough votes, to figure out that thatguyis pretty much going to win. In fact, there's not a good way for the othergut to win that guy being Joe Biden and is runningmate Camala Harris from California, and I think that's ultimately who I votedfor, like she's generation x. like me, she's born and raised in the same arealike me, and I like well fuck it she at...

...least she has my perspective in mindand we have similar programming if we were like just meat, sax or robots orwhatever you want. We were kind of programmed in the same way, obviouslynot by the same people but in the same geography during the same time period because I don't know like clearly trump was like just fuckingtrain wreck, dumpster fire, whatever the fucking. Whatever the phrase youwant to call that I don't even know what that is, so we needed something new, but I haveissues with religion somewhat, I'm not opposed toit. I just have his issues with it and I think Joe Biden is one of the morereligious presidents we've had in a long time way more, I mean trump.Wasn't religious Obama played the game, but I don't think he was like hardcoreinto church bill. Clintons, Sayme, Bush saying Bushsayme Reagan, not a church Guy. He was into astrology kind of portrayed himself churchy to theChristians, but I think you have to go back to like Jimmy Carter to find somebody asreligious as Joe Biden. I don't know. Hopefully it's not thatbig of a deal as usual, I'm probably making way toomuch of something- that's not important and ignoring something that isimportant. So the interest yesterday when I I didn't realize I was that emotionalor about it. I voted on Tuesday morning and just let it go. I was kind of tenseup to that point kind of like when you're standing in line for a coupfulof hour to write a super scary, roller coaster and then, by the time I was in line voting andgot there. I'm like I felt like I was strapped into the coaster I had made it.It was going to happen. Isou know nothing was left to do, but just hangon so I felt much more relaxed than...

...after. I voted. I'm like okay, nothingelse. I can do so that that point I turned off all the social media, theTV, the radio news and all that, so that was that kind of lifted, a burdenoff my shoulders. But Anyway, yesterday, when it finally came out- and you seeall the people coming out into the streets just celebrating you kind offeel the same way. However, like I didn't know what to do,I had a bunch of prerol joints on the tray over there and I felt likea father had a baby and I was out celebrating handing out instead ofcigars, I was walking around the apartment, complex handin out jointslike hey. I don't know what to do so. God, Damn happy here, have a joint thata that was cool. That was exciting, but since you know being in Oklahoma, youget on local twitter and I follow usually wherever I move. I get ontwitter and follow the the local news stations to kind of get a feel for whatthe what's important and what other people are into. Well, there's one ofthem with their helicopter following a poor trump parade. You know pick uptrucks and flags sort of thing, there's about thirty, forty of them justdriving around theyre peacefull. You know not really causing any rackis ornothing like that, but this makes me feel bad for for them, like the fans of the teamthat lost. So I don't know in America there's afootball team. American football called The Dallas Cowboys and they have a lotof fans that have no affiliation with Dallas. They never live there. Theydon't have family there. They never went to school there, but they have anaffinity for the star and that kind of confederate, colors and America firstkind of thing, and for many years Dallas had a shitty team. Well M. I won't comment on the current team,but you know their team just went downhill, they were the stars of thelate S, Roger Staback, Tony Dorset,...

...that sort of thing well now Dallas Cowboy fans suck to watch a ballgame with these days, because they're like petulant little babies and everytime their team loses it's. The attitude of that type of person. Thatis a Dallas Cowboy Fan, is the same type of attitude. Who was afan of Donald Trump, and so when they lose, they fucking take it out oneverybody else. They can't just admit that their quarterback sucked, you knowso again. I don't have much empathy at all for Donald Drumpi, because theprison and you know, lives at his remaining years behind bars. But I dohave empathy for his friends because I mean his friends fors supporters, notthe sick, offense, not the ones that surround him at the White House thanenabled the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans du to covid kidsin cages. None of that they should all be in prison too. I'm talking about thevoters who voted for him, and I say that after watching the emotions of thetrump paraders yesterday, it's because I'm looking at these people, like yeah they're kind of like me when I rootedfor the wrong team. I lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, giant suckedfor decades they sucked and sucked and sucked and then there's up two or threeyears there we got the title. Everything was great and then, ofcourse, we got injured players and traded people away and we startedsucking again. So I know how it goes to be that fan of a team that rises and falls.So that's said, I think, if we could frame it that way. I knowit's a lot more life and deaf and dangerous than sports, but it's not unlike sports,and that we can show some empathy and sportsmanship for the fans of the otherteam. You know they're, not the other team. They are just fans of that team and theyre. They have a right to beemotional, theyre, not outwrecking.

Anything sounds weird that I would havecompassion for supporters of trump, but I see them as fans of a losing team,and you know they just had a Shitty quarterback and a lot of times. If youhave a Shitty quarterback, you just double down and say fuck it. You know,that's the guy. We got we're going to support him until he's traded or untilhe gets hurt. Well, in this case, he's getting traded like the league isending his time in office and THA's by no means to say, let's not fucking, celebrate anddance in the street, so yeah lots of emotions all over social media. Allover the news. It's very empowering it's nice to know the nation has spokenas spoken up on the side of light and not dark. Never binds me inclosing, there's aauthoritarian quiz. You can take online I'll post the link with this episodeand I took it. I had some friends take itso here's the thing apparently there's about eighteenpercent of humans in America, a people, adults, kids, whatever whoever take Thitest- is about eighteen percent who prefer authoritarians. So this kind of sinks up with the election just now. So, if youthink about it, we've had record turn out election in America, but that stillonly means about fifty percent of the population voted about two thirds ofthe eligible voters voted, but that still only equates to a hundred andfifty million out of three hundred million Americans. So of that who votedeven split that down an half you'r down to twenty five percent of Americans.That starts the job with this quiz. I took about Authoritarians so there's aweird thing: man with...

...people wanting authority and supportingthe idea of authoritarianism, and a lot of it has to do with how you feel aboutraising kids and how you were raised as a kid andthat's sort of dynamic. So I will post the link, but I'm curious to thinkwhere you fall on this authoritarian quiz. I come in like two point,something I think flaming lefty Super Pinko or some shit. Buddy mine got like four point: onewhich is right in the middle and gets OI think gets up to aboutseven. I forgot what the high part was, but yeah, it's really interesting, sothe idea that we get rid of a trump and like we'redone with it, here's why, like I back when I was inhigh school, we used to get into fights with skin heads like Nazi, skin, hiadsor neonazis new kind of Nazis. I'M NOT! I didn't go to high school in the t s they come around and getting fights andthrow bottles at each other and try to fuck each other up, but we were had, of course, becausethere are so few of the Nazis or Nio Nazis and withthaut. We dealt with that.But now here we are a generation later and people. My kids age are out theredoing not to kind of shit again. So that's what led me to like do a littleresearch and try to figure out what the fuck is going on here. I thought wedealt with the problem. That's not the problem. The problem is, almost twentypercent of humanity wants an authoritarian to take care of them.That's fucking weird, so it's always going to be a threat and itill bealways on the top of my mind, Hav to Takein that little quiz so see I've just rampled on for fuckingtwenty minutes- and I haven't told you anything about why I'm changing Thi sow.I guess I'll talk to you about that on tomatoes. Episode, right, cool, have agreat nect, TAK to.

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