This episode marks the end of season one of the Uncle Shawn Podcast. It has been. wonderful experience, but season two is about to be wild.
I'm not an activist--despite my being called one so many occasions--but I am activated. There are things I vireo about that I become involved in, and there are things I'm sympathetic to, but won't go out of my way to become involved. I cannot be part of every major traumatic event. If I did, I'd be of no use to anyone. I don't want to be woke. I want to be alive, healthy, loved, and able to choose which battles I fight. I also want to choose to go and get a pizza, despite whatever protest is happening, without the revocation of my woke card.
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I mentioned a few people to read, here is a lit with links to the works that hit me the hardest:
bell hooks: Teaching to Transgress
Antonio Gramsci: The Antonio Gramsci Reader
Deleuze and Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Paulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Guy Debord: Society of the Spectacle
Gloria Azaldúa: Borderlands/La Frontera (Not mentioned, but you should read)