Some podcasters don’t take themselves serious, but when they do, they knock it out of the park.
I got the opportunity to speak on a podcast (hear below) recently and was asked some tough questions. From my vantage point, anyway. We talked about race, BLM, racism, police defunding, gun control and what we did last in guns.
It’s not you, it’s them.
You have been thinking, acting, and living like you have to be responsible for your life, family and future. They think the government is here to protect them up until recently. Now they want to defund the police. They don’t know that gun control is racist. You know our history. You know that along with a firearm you need ammunition and training. They are now surprised that they have to wait 3, 7 or ten days to pick up a pistol they purchased because of a state regulation they agreed to years ago. You don’t give a rats ass about the color of a person skin. You are so comfortable you used to make jokes about it with friends. They are shocked you have a relationships with people of color. They are shocked you supported a podcast called Black Man With A Gun for years, that they never heard of.
If the recent burning, looting, and destruction of cities surprises you, don’t let it. This is the reaction of people seeking to be heard. This is what happens when people wake up. This is what happens when we grieve the loss of life, freedom and the way things used to be. All of us are in some stage of that grief. This is how sausage is made.
Nobody new to food processing likes watching how sausage is being made. It is ugly. Everyone watching the turmoil, strife and upheaval of protesters and looters doesn’t understand that these are byproducts of freedom. It is ugly. It is revolution. These are pleas for help and attention to social problems mixed with criminal activity. It is change.
To quote my cousin.
Black people haven’t had one decade to heal. We come out of slavery to lynchings , to Jim Crow , segregation, desegregation, civil rights denied, too war on drugs all the way up till now being killed by cops ( no healing period)
What makes us different is not only our age, but our core values. Those that once served in uniform and took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and to serve as an example to American society which did not transfer to the folks you see on RAGE TV. Yes, the media is doing what it does. It is showing you what you want to see to scare you. We like to be scared. Some of us, are writing articles about the Race War, and how we won’t kneel. None of which is helping anyone else.
We have been here before. I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime but but humanity is not as cogent, progressive or intelligent as it wants to claim. Collectively we are still little kids in the playground picking sides by color, size and familiarity.
You still with me?
I am bringing back the Black Man With A Gun Show Podcast and incorporating more common sense, more positive conversations, monologues and history. I may even try to do a short mini series on video now that I am over my fear of the camera. You’ll see the new stuff on my Youtube channel.
I ended the show last December thinking it had ran its course. I was wrong. I did need a break though.
The podcast rocked and rolled for twelve years as the world accepted podcasting. I did and lasted longer than most on what I had. The people that liked me, really did. The ones that listened to me try all sorts of things. They watched me grow. I thought I was done after watching a boat load of younger enthusiast take to instagram and YouTube. They seemingly got sponsors, and all sorts of stuff I thought was not available. I wasn’t black enough to some. I had the “racist” John Wayne on my show leading the pledge of Allegiance. I was probably a Republican. I was an odd duck. I had worked for all the socially unacceptable agencies, the police, the CIA, the NRA, the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, I was a black preacher (which is also a negative sometimes), I saluted the flag. I got along with bikers, the NASCAR crowd, country musicians. I was dangerously close to being an Uncle Tom.
With the exceptions that those closest vouched that I was the radical, the street smart, the militant, the “woke” guy in all those unacceptable agencies. That I scared my peers back then, though they understand me now. I was purposely put into diversity and Glass ceiling studies. I was always put into working groups because of my stance on human rights, equality and justice. When I became an entrepreneur in the gun industry, I was alone. I became jealous of the clowns that were celebrated, paid and shared on social media. I figured if that is what “the people” want then good on them. That was then.
Which brings me finally to what is going on. People are grieving and trying to work through it. We are in the midst of trying to stay safe from viruses and angry people. Mobs, riots and zealots are out here. The ignorant, misinformed and conmen are using social media to their benefit. I thought I’d come back and give my biased views on a few things under the guise of a Black Man With A Gun. I started this off by asking friends to submit articles to the blog and and handful did. They share their hearts. And that is what will save our Republic. Going to need financial help to get this puppy moving. If you can, please contribute to the patreon.com/blackmanwithagun or buy me a coffee links.
None of us, is as strong as all of us.
I will be incorporating the Game Changers podcast into this as well. Celebrating and acknowledging men doing the right thing in our community. And I may get around to talking about guns too.
Here is a conversation I had with the Concealed Taco Dudes Podcast.
Black Man With A Gun Show returning in July 2020.
-KennCheck out these podcast: Black Man With A Gun Show , Speak Life church , and Indian Motorcycle radio The Books, Kenn has written.