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History and You, December 10, 2013

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Democracy for Socialism
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with Jorge Rodriguez-Walling

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Democracy for Socialism”

The Chinese often say, “May you live in interesting times.” Our times are telling us that change is everywhere around us. From technology, political leadership, financial developments, health care and global configurations, to crime, family, schools, public morality, even how your next-door neighbor watches you. How do you fit in to our times?

We need a hero in our lives, a person whose leadership can make us feel good about ourselves, a person who can take us to a better place than where we’ve been, someone who can provide for us an opportunity to make us accomplished again. We’re crying out for a system of government that will give us back the freedom to create more political and financial security for our families, and going socialistic ain’t going to do it.

My father once told me that socialism, like communism, is about a jealous and envious state of mind, an attitude that yells at those who have through hard work, and those who don’t have because of hard work. Some of the happier moments for people have been in being to be able to see what you’ve come to achieve, which you once never thought possible, and you’ve done it through a system that has allowed you to accomplish what you now have. Thank God we are not equal, for it is within our different capacities to do, and not do, that the things we have in life has come to us from the attempts we’ve fought so hard to get.

Under a democracy and a free market system, if you don’t get what you want, you can only blame your self for the choices you made; under a socialist planned economy, if you don’t get what you want, you can always blame the government: it’s easier. But when you do manage to gain something big, you’ll come to feel very good about it, and the free market system that made it possible.

God bless America for what it was, and can still be again.

History and You

Capturing the importance of the individual and how the past can put you in a position to make a difference in the present. History, as we have come to know it, is a collage of choices made, created, and driven by all of us. Our understanding of it only helps to measure how far and with what level of sophistication we can see the world and our individual place in it.

The individual, the everyday hero, who wakes up to work his day and returns home at the end of that work, is the focus of this show. People today live in an environment they seldom know because so little is known about history. Therefore, the variety of topics and history surrounding everyday people will be made current and relevant through insightful discussions. Topics for the show will include, but are not limited to, an informed and considered view of:

• Politics
• Sports
• Art and Culture
• Philosophy and Religion
• Ethnicity and National Identity
• Science and Technology
• Psychology
• Education
• Social and Cultural Issues

In short, the show will delve into the issues of human nature and how history can assist us to better understand and cope with these issues in our modern day world. With visits from professional guest speakers, as well as "call-ins" and emails from folks contributing their insights to the discussion, the show aims to provide the public with thought-provoking moments about the quality of life we are currently living and how to contend with it. The supporters of "History and You" feel that the volume of listeners will steadily grow given the variety and interconnectedness of topics presented in a way that appeal to a wide range of age groups, income levels, and demographics.

"History and You" will provide audiences with a reason and a forum from which to reflect, revisit, and renew thoughtfulness about their lives. This informed and discussion-oriented format tends to build loyal and passionate listeners. This is a show that creates a positive difference for every individual through its passionate and introspective look at people and their lives.

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