In this episode, I start off explaining the problem with virtue signaling. First, it’s almost never about being honest to your core. It does not reflect truth. What it does is allow someone to utter some platitude that is politically expedient, while trying to look virtuous about it. Since it’s only about political expediency, your “truth” is bound to reverse itself when it’s more advantageous to flip your opinion.
This leads to how so many, especially politicians, can say one thing today that is diametrically opposed to what they said previously. In the case of Joe Biden, not only did he say he wanted civility in his Administration, which we know he doesn’t foster, he wanted to stop Russia’s Nord Stream-2 pipeline. In 2016, he was adamant it would destabilize the EU and especially Ukraine. Yet, here we are, on the brink of possible war over his sudden reversal.
Now, let’s take the virtue signaling of so many public health leaders, with the aid of a complicit media and an all too eager to comply social media, and look at the Covid vaccine debate. Data has been available for months if not over a year regarding the efficacy of the mRNA vaccines, yet there is no back-tracking. They virtuously tout they have the only answers and anyone else is going to “follow orders” or be silenced. As one nurse put it, so many who died didn’t die because of Covid. They died because of negligence and medical malfeasance.
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Actor - Writer - Director - Radio - Veteran | I like ‘guy’ things: women, sports, video games, dogs, drinking, football, shooting guns, war movies, action movies, sci-fi movies and playing the hero. I am a red-blooded, American male through-and-through. But, I have another side as well, a deep and entrenched creative side, which started with writing and evolved to include acting and radio. As a result, I have appeared in nearly 100 stage shows and been involved in dozens of motion pictures, including two independent features available on Amazon Prime.
I have also been in broadcast radio for over 20 years. Thus far, I have been honored to receive five GAB Awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters: Two for Best On-Air Personality and three for Best Talk Show.
It was only natural with these pursuits, podcasting would eventually be added to my plate. In late 2017, I decided to start a show with my buddy and co-host, Walt Murray, called, The Wilder Ride. We examine the films of Gene Wilder in the movies by minutes format. This has opened the door to meeting so many new and amazing podcasters from around the world and led to some amazing friendships! As Shakespeare puts it, “I am amazed and know not what to say!” Afterwards, my wife and I started a show called, 'The Marriage Fit Podcast" where we talk about our lives as a blended family. Our tag line is it's a show about trying to make things fit, staying fit, and not throwing a fit.
Of all the roles I play, though, I want to point out that there are two I consider more important than any I have ever played (or will ever play) and that is being a DAD and HUSBAND. I have four girls, ages, 26, 24, 23, and 21 and there is nothing I won't do for them. And, none of life's ambitions would be possible without the strength and support of my best friend in the entire world, my wife, Susan. Regardless of anything else, nothing will ever outshine them.
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