Cover to Cover with Jennifer Stone, for December 18, 2012 - 3:00pm
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I am going to attempt to ignore the comment above me about the hippies ruining everything and post here.
I have been listening to you many years, once in CA now in rural MO and appreciate your take on "things."
Today, I greatly appreciated your ruminations on our times, the shootings, life. Most of all, I resonated with a deep sense of fatigue with the human race that I sensed. And the despair.
Keep on Jennifer. You are an authentic person so wonderful and rare.
I agree that her voice sounded fatigue. I also was going to turn her off because of her initial elitist tone. But then I gave it a chance and it was like I was with my Grandma again.
Today I often feel fatigued as well. Especially in today's media driven culture. 24 hour TV and radio, 24 hour internet, 24 hour sports, it never stops, when can I not have to have media on. I have to consciously turn off media to unplug. Western civilization is dying and her description of humans throughout her life was refreshing. I like it when older folks share how "it used to be". Just like the "All in the Family" theme. People knew who to trust and they knew when people were to be excluded. Now, people don't trust anyone. People had a sense of hope back when she was young. They thought that if they worked hard they could do well in life. Now we want to take what other people make because they stole it from other people, just to prove a point. We defeated the Nazi's during her life. We knew what tyranny was back then and now we wouldn't know tyranny if it hit us between the eyes. Back when she was young people would have a sense that someone was acting strangely or oddly, and they would have the courage and where-with-all to confront the oddball. Now we think it is wrong to descriminate against things that we don't like, like people, types of cars to drive, types of food to eat, types of ways to photocopy. We are so scared to share what we really think today because someone will sue us, or take us off their facebook page. I rarely visit the Bay Area and listening to her voice gave me hope that there are some Bay Area folks that remember when times were simpler. Bay Area folks are still crazy and odd but I appreciated her message.
I was very impressed with this broadcast. I appreciated her rich grandmotherly voice and her opinions of how life was during her childhood and when her children were young. Hearing of simpler times from year ago was so nice to listen to before the hippies ruined everything. The tragedy in Connecticut through her eyes is sad but insightful on how she viewed other tragedies like JFK and MLK assassinations and how they related to her students and children.
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