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Episode · 8 months ago

55. Welcome to 2022, what the fuck?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we are talking about what the fuck has happened in the first 11 days of 2022 and it’s GRIM.

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Hello, I'm Christ and Parison Otto and I'm hard a focus and where co founders of Cheek mediac this is the weekly Cheek podcast. My point is, I think that was my point and I had it, the rich white he's yeah, it's true, this fucking rich guy coming into play tennis first, someone fleeing from a war Tong country, most likely a country where the war is, like, partly Australia's fault. That's why we should compare them. But he's not even allowed in yet, but he's he's been given a significant opportunity to welcome back to the weekly cheek. Welcome. We've had a glow up, we have a holidays, we have a new space. You might have noticed if you're watching, we are now fully, fully on video. So you can watch us on IG TV or YouTube. Yep, yeah, tune in there, or the regular places, any podcasting platforms. And we are back for two thousand and twenty two and we're angrier than ever, than ever. Before we get any further into the PODCAST, I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians and owners of the lander where on today, which is the Yago and terable people. And we are in me engine in Brisbane. Welcome back to the weekly cheek welcome. I feel were on stage. I thought it was stage through this light is intense, but I also feel like it's a bit like heavenly, like it's giving really like keeping angel it considering how on why I am in my heart. That sounded so lame, but you don't. I mean it's like this bright light. Yes, but I'm furious. I love that Combo. It is. It's really nice, good Combo for you. I'd like to start with a game that I've created for you in secret. I think it's not in secret that much, because will essentially today's episode. We're going to be discussing what, let mean discussing, but debating, what's happened so fine two thousand and twenty two, how we're feeling, what we want to do politically more and news wise. You know, talk about the election, talk about what's happened the past week with the mass covid outbreak. But my game for you, I think you might be able to figure out what you have to do from the title, okay, which is guess which month this x news event happened in of two thousand and twenty one. Okay, yeah, so I think you were really good at this. It's when I was doing, like I was making the options last night, I was like, I'm not giving you multiple choice by what you have to guess the month because it's only twelve. Okay, okay, but I was like it's kind some of them surprised me. I was like, fuck, the year as longer than I thought. HMM, but are you ready? I'm ready. Okay. In which month did Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos head into space and unfortunately return? Fuck, August. July seem so close, and July. Okay. In which month did the container ship because come jammed in the sewers? Canal? Oh my got my favorite news story. May, March. Oh my God, I say bad, but it's...

...really hard. Like you can kind of guess the three month period. Yeah, I almos said May then as well. Okay, I'M gonna go with my first instinct next time. When did gladys resign? It's October. On November. It is one of those. November, October. When did facebook announced they're rebranding two Meta? HMM, I have no idea. September, October. You doing really well. Thank you. When was Barnaby Joyce sworn in as a deputy prime minister. June. Yes, incredible in one for me. When did Brittan Higgins come forward and tell her story? February. Yes, yes, Queen, I'm back. In. which months to the US come withdraw from Afghanistan? August. Yes, what was how am I doing this? When was Brittany freed? I didn't really follow this in your story either. September, November. Okay. Finally, Cheek special. How many months last year did we not post something about Christian porter or a following the allegation? Sorry, so I'm not talking about January. Okay, one, the answer is zero. It isn't every single month, fuck with. I actually got some feedback this week or this month from someone who has been following us, and one of the things she said was like you were the only media let that I followed who did not stop talking about porter. But like, I think that obviously you know where we get our news from, like when talking about the Guardian, ABC, like the places that we source news from. They kept up, obviously, but I think in terms of the more social commentary platforms, what I found surprising when we were talking about porter last year was that every time something came up, I was very like, I really want to post about this, even though I'm pretty sure that no one cares anymore. Like I continuously thought, Oh, we're losing momentum, like no one's going to care about the million dollars, like no one's going to care about these new documents have come up, no one's going to care at the defamation case. But people did. Yeah, it never lost its track and it's momentum. I felt like people were fucking unhappy for months and months and months, and I was kind of shocked by that because I kept expecting it to fade out. Yeah, no, I think people always cared, and I think think particularly because this was like the year of Australia's me too. Yes, well, is why, like people like Grace Tame, Britney Higgins, obviously those go like that type of commentary, has made sure that it is in the public eye and there was absolutely no way that he could have won the election. No, again, which is why he resigned. Obviously, absolutely, but also I wish that he hasn't hadn't resigned, because now I think that there is chance and a new Lib could win thee eat. But I don't know, like Wa. I don't know if about Wa. I mean we know what happened in their state election. Yeah, well, but this again it's I find it really confusing because we know...

...what happened in Queensland. Quinson has a very strong state Labor government and then last federal election it was literally our fault. Yeah, it will got back in, but that was due to a lot of like the minor parties. Yeah, the cat is Palmer. I don't want to talk about harmer on this podcast. So it's election year. It is. Does that mean something to everyone? I don't know. I think it does. I think that, especially right now, if it wasn't an election year, I would be feeling terrified. Yeah, definitely more to spare. Yeah, yeah, I but I think that. I think, and you know this is a sad reality for me, but I think up until this point I've constantly felt afraid that, despite it all, the liberal government with voted back in. Right, but I don't think that anymore. Yeah, I'm getting more and more confident because the more times he fucks up, the more I'm like how right, and it's sad that without what's happening right now in the past week that I thought he could get back in. But I think now the fact of the matter is we can't turn this around. This outbreak right. We're not going to. We're just going it's it is the letter rep approach that we're taking and I don't really want to get into that. I don't really want to get into my particular views are or how I'm feeling, but I think the point is he has to call the selection before May. People are we are not going to move into a better position by then. Well, the chief held officer in Queensland thinks that we are. I mean we're going to peak in like five weeks. They reckon right in terms of the worst part, but my view is in terms of the health system, in terms of people's individual health, I think in terms of the economy, this will send a wave that will last of anger and emotion towards this government. Yes, all May. Yeah, particularly towards because I don't know if you saw, there was a news article that came out on the ABC this week. New South Wales nurse has resigned and I went to the media about it and just said basically like what they are asking of us is unreasonable and ridiculous and obviously it's much worse in Youth as Wales and it is here in Queensland, but in time we'll see that impact upon every hospital. Yeah, and I was reading this article in the Guardian this week that came out. It was from like an anonymous Sidney paramedic who was basically saying, like the article title, I think, was words, the effect of where used to be treated as an Uber Service, but it's it's worse now than ever because so many people are calling them because they're like I want a PC artist, I'm expressing symptoms but I'm not going to go on line up, I don't have a car and I'll have to wait for hours. But if I go on the ambulance, Oh my God. There are people who when they like they have been reports of people who call ambulances when they were get a positive test back, symptomatical or not symptomatic. These people and like, like one of my friends is a paramedic and I can't even imagine, I can't even begin to imagine how awful it is. But like, without the outbreak, there was fourteen...

...hour days quite regularly because it is the kind of shift work where you twelve and if you get a call at eleven and a half hours. You go do it, it could be fourteen and obviously, like I I cannot even begin to imagine how frontline workers feel right now, like I am so distressed and anxious about getting the virus, about being a people who've had it, about worrying about friends and family, about traveling, about how to get a PCR test, and it's very selfish thing somewhere, about what I got to go home for Christmas? Will I about to get it back across the border? All these things on the yet I'm like, fucking shut up, Hannah, you have no idea. Yeah, how it would be feel to be a contact tracer or someone who's processing the test, epathologist right, people working in hospitals, paramedics like I have no fucking clue, or even small businesses who have literally to shut down because their staff can't work. Yeah, and you know what? None of these people are like fuck, I wish I got a little clap at six o'clock every evening from the whole country. They're like, I want money, I want time off, I want to work in a normal environment that's risk, where my role is respected, my time is respected, in my energy is respected. Think the least we could do is have a government that respects them enough to put processes in plays and plan ahead and have a population that's respectful enough to not do shit like that. Yeah, exactly, it is really it does really bring out the worst in people, and I had a moment at on one day. I went to a few days ago the chemist and the supermarket and there was so many empty shelves and I after looking into it further, there is actually one of the reasons that the supermarket shells empty is because of freight issues, because I thought it was like people panic buying. Again, as I went down the toilet paper at it was like empty and I was like okay, but yeah, because of transport works and the hoops they've had to jump through for testing and things like that. There are just supply chain issues everywhere. But also the chemists, like there were huge parts of the shelves that were bare, which was really alarming. I think that people are yeah, it's supply issues, but it's also people who are like well, I'm going to get it, so I'm they as well have all this shit at home, which to an extent I get, because we are right. That's that's fact. But I think it's funny like and I think one of the key questions when we are talking about what's happening right now, which I think is a fair question to always be asking, is well, what would you do differently? Because I think the thing that's different, well at least for me, is different between hoow this country, is feeling now and how it's feeling six months ago, at least in my mind, is before it was a matter of well, are you pro lockdown or you against lockdowns? Are you pro vaccine against vaccines? But I feel like the climate and the stress now is a part of the reason is one every person I come into contact with we have to have a discussion about what's going on right now. Yeah, cannot go anywhere without fucking talking. I'm so over it. I'm so over into but I think...

...the thing is is that, because things are getting way, way more complex, people have different views on like a hundred different topics about this. Yeah, it's how you feel about the supply of rapid enterge in test, it's how you feel about the delays. Tell you feel about the Borderles, that's how you feel about mask mandates or let it rip or but there's like a such a variety of opinion, but even people that I totally agree with in in every other political sense. And this isn't a this you wouldn't think that a global pandemic would necessarily be a political issue, but at the end of the day it is right. And I think the thing is that even people that I really politically and socially aligned with are coming out and saying things that I'm like, what the fuck, kind of likes having this discussion with a friend last night. Someone was saying something like, and again, I'm not a scientist, don't fucking have no medical knowledge, but someone was saying, you know, a lot of people have come to this conclusion now that it's here, like ill wis want to get it and get it over with. Yeah, what do you mean? Haven't we proven time and time again that herd immunity is not really but also you can catch it again? Now, that's that. That's my point. It's not. You're not a one anddumb thing. Obviously, over years this will become like our bodies will fight and fight and fight and it will not become such a will not become a virus that affects us in such a way. Right but at the end today I'm like we've been watching the world struggle with this for years and then we're getting at human there's these ideas in our mind and a lot of people just like, mean? That's how you see it? There is I mean, I think that in this day and age, there is a like I feel like comments like that, like, oh, that's just the way I see it, that's just my opinion. They're becoming less and less acceptable. Yes, in this day and a but I feel like people just throwing these lines out and I'm like hello, like I know that we've been in like relatively a pretty safe and healthy bubble for the past two years, but it's just strange to me because I think we've gone from responding as one of the one of the countries responding to this best in the world, to being fucking pack of losers. Yeah, it's really, really, sort of sad to watch this demise. And not that I think that we should necessarily shut up and, you know, all lock up again, but I think that one of the most toxic things is the inability for state and federal level to agree and make constructive decisions and make moves. And it's definitely I'm blaming more the federal government, but that's because we live in Queensland. Yes, if we're in near South Wales. I'm an and I'm pro Anastasia. Sorry to all people, new culs that think she's evil for close in the board of for so long. But then even now, like people are saying, because of because I don't know, they seemed us to be some conflicting evidence, whether or not, because I saw a statement that was like if even of Queensland's borders stage shut, we'd still see these cases. Now. I don't know enough about it, but I do find it a bit hard to believe. I do find that a bit hard to believe because the evidence doesn't show that at all actually, because we didn't have it this whole time. But then again, if she hadn't opened the borders, I think should have lost a lot of voters. Yes, but also, like there are so many people who like the whole when we had solid, what he would he call it? Like hard...

...borders with New South Wales, there was so much pushback on that. Yeah, from both sides. But now that, like the public's perception is that New South Wales has like given us this virus. It's like, what, can we close the borders? Yeah, and I just feel like there are few things that, and you know how partay today, as we're according this, has, or maybe yesterday, put more restrictions than put restrictions back in place now. And like things like elective surgeries and stuff like that, and I just find and I know that it's a vault ever evolving, a blah, blah blah, but I just find it really fucking annoying, to say the least, that he was like, Oh, no, Mars anymore. T he let it rip and now it's like no elective surgery. Well, this is the thing. It's like no, following weirdly backward. Yeah, but this is a thing. Is that I think that, as much as I'm not going to argue in favor of glad's bare Jeckli, and she was more focused on health than parties. He's more folks on the economy, but actually we're as seeing the same drop mmm as we were in a lockdown state. Yeah, right, and I think that it's funny that it's like nightclubs, go for it, yeah, elective surgery, no, thanks, no, and this is a thing. Again we're getting into exactly what we're talking about we don't like, which is just chatting about the nitty gritty of it and and again. I think the tiring part is is that it used to be on your provacts or your yeah, pro lockdown or whatever, actually have a course. Sorry, no, go on the do you know the northern territory lock had a lockdown for antipasts, for undercoing, a lockout to spin. See, so in the northern territory there is a brief lockdown going on just for a couple of days. That only affects unvaccinated people. MMM. And what are your thoughts on that? I actually don't know, and I find that surprising because usually, even if I don't know, I'm like, I'm it's and I think it is hard to say I don't know, but I've I have struggled with the lockout system of unvaccinated people. MMM, and it's and I think that now I don't know, I don't know where I sit. The issue with that, I have with it is that it does unfortunately fuel a fire, yeah, from the antivacs movement because, like in Queensland, obviously we do have different was for vaccinated and unbackcted people and there are things that they can't do, but there are a lot of things they can do, like they can go to the gym, for example. They can go to like any kind of essential shops. Yeah, there's just a few places they can't go and things like if they if there's an UN under that, if there's an unbaccinated person at a wedding, there's not allowed to be as many people, Blah, blah, blah. And so I don't really think that, like, I don't think there's that much fuel in the argument that it's impinging on their human rights, because it's like there's so much stuff you can still do. Yeah, but it's it's still it is still...

...limiting something. It is but and I'm not I'm not here to argue for the unvaccinated because we don't do that here. We don't do that here. I have no but I think again, I think you're right, but at the same time, and I this is obviously personal anecdote, it's not research and it's not based in any true evidence, but I feel that since Queensland introduced those new rules and restrictions for the unvaccinated, I've heard a lot of stories of people who just like, and this is the demographic generally younger men, who haven't done it because they've questioned it, but then they needed to and I'm like, how strong was your moral standpoint if you just wanted to go get a snitty exactly, like, what was the whole point of their restrict that restrict exactly. It was effective, but it wasn't. And that's what I think is like it probably would boost our VACS rates five percent. Yeah, and and I think like that's what they're trying to do. If I was the premier, I don't know what I would do, but I understand it. I think it has been surprisingly effective at getting that boosting our percentage, and I think that everyone should be vaccinated. Yeah, that's my standpoint. I don't know how I feel about people not being alloger go and see a movie, because they're not. But I also EI though, you're in a enclosed space for a long time. No, I know, I know, but I really don't know. I'm all for it. I mean, maybe not the NT when. I'm not sure about that one. The think that my resistance to the what the NT is doing is based on how like. I've been, very like. I've been following what they've done this whole pandemic and they're a bit, just a bit fucked up there. Like, I think that and I agree with you. I think the issue and what it's steeped in for me, I don't really necessarily care if I go to a restaurant, I don't have to wear a mask because, as all people are vaccinated. Fuck yeah, right, lot. I want to grow that. I I was like, yes, everyone here is vaccinated. We are all sitting without masks because we're seated out of open air venue. Lovely, and I like the fact that no one here. You know, like part of me is that socially and values wise, I don't align with these people. Yeah, but that's not the reason to not be near them in a restaurant. But I'm just say it is if they have covid yes, it is. My point is, I think that. What is my point. I had it. The issue and the hard thing is that there are so many people who are vulnerable to the antibacks propaganda. Yes, and that's like an element that has not been addressed properly but I don't know how it would be addressed. I don't know how because the more that you try and educate them, more that they push against and I think that I'm not being being susceptible to this propaganda or being like that's not it for me. It's not like, oh well, I'll sit with you in a restaurant and catch covid from you because you're susceptible all but I think it in the I think there's a lot of complex issues here. Yeah, and I'm like, and I'm not saying that that's why you should should bring in a rule like this.

I under the purpose of the rule of public health and I do support it because I'm vaccinated and every I know it's vaccinated. But I also understand that it drives huge wedges between families, it's causing like it's just I don't care about that, to be honest. So, and I get that, like deep downline, like yeah, in my private little head I'm very aggressively, but I think on a public forum and a public stage it is hard for me to fly out say I think those fucking people shouldn't be allowed to go out, like do you know I mean, and I know saying they are. Think it's hard for me. It's not hot. I just I just think I'm too but I also don't I don't have some of these for these people. HMM, and I mean fucking you should see my tweets about know that this week fucking go back. Yeah, okay, I don't have time for that. Yeah, but it's like I find these particular rules difficult to turn navigate in my in my little moral compass. Yeah, I don't. Also, I am a big like I I don't. I feel weird relationship with the rules, because I like to know the rules, but if it's a stupid reli don't like to follow the rules. But generally I'm a real follower and I just feel that in this instant, like it is the rules. So, like, fucking get vaccinated. So rules, it's the rules. Although I did get rejected. I got refused entry at a restaurant the other night because I only have a physical vaccination card. Yeah, why can't you get on your phone? You go to do that, queen, it's because my Medicare card is expired and they takes like four hundred years to send a new one. That's really interesting. I did see a card. Yeah, it's fucking annoying. I think that's one of the again, that's a logistical issue. Yeah, right, but also, like I was just like okay, cool, and I went to the restaurant next door. Yeah, and there was like this. Yeah, I get it, because it's like and this is the other thing is that it's the biggest problem I have is poor the poor people, the poor businesses who have to fucking fight the anti vaxxes every time they try to open, when they're refused entry. No, it's awful. People have to carry out these rules. I feel so sorry for people, and me to service industry tick, because they're often frontline workers. Often their casual work is the probably been exploited and at the time that like and a lot of the time these people are, you know, fifteen years old and they getting abused by some forty year old men who talking about Joe Rogan exactly, exactly. Well, that's how like I know the person who had to tell me like you can't stay, felt really bad about it and he was like, I'm so sorry, and I was like you didn't make the wrong and also, like I am vaccinated, so it's like I get good to know what you do in these insuccessfuls, like apparently forgery of the physical vaccine cards as up, which like, of course it is. Yeah, don't talk about know that. Sure, fuck that guy. I hated in more. I just I find it funny that it's his whole administrative shit right. And this is funny because this is totally contradicting my other view. Look what I was just talking about. One of them, fanny. I saw this tweet the other day and I think it was by a comedian, or a comedian journalist, I think, and it was like, if I would know that, I would have just got the safe vaccine to treat me and protect me against the coronavirus and then collected my millions per tennis...

...instead of doing all this fucking Shit. And I just think, like I think that someone like Novak has the poster boy for like the Anti Vaccine Movement, even though it's still not that clear whether I, like he hasn't had it clearly the vaccine, yeah, but for a long time it wasn't clear. But it's just like the fact that someone who's a fucking millionaire sports player is the poster boy for the Anti Vaccination Movement at the moment is just fucks to me. It is. It's right. I think that this issue is life laced with like so much problematic shit. Yes, and we do disagree on some bits. Do you wanna go for it? So, like, I think there's a lot of issues with this whole thing, because I there has been a bit of a line of thinking. When he, like we heard the news that he had this exemption, people like, oh well, it's not a real exemption, like some dodgy Serbian doctor gave it to him. I think that is like laced with race racism anism, not even undertones, blatant exactly, and I think that's like really problematic of you to say. I mean, we don't we don't know anything about his medical so serious. I think there's a lot of commentary that I saw that was like, you know, how could a fit young person have a medical exemption? And I was like that's list of problematic content as well. Able is. That is ableism, like we aren't, like that is not what we're here to talk about exactly, especially because and when people like, oh, but he's like the best tennis player, so he can he can't have any exactly enough, like everything. This is not actually about him, whether or not he has a real medical issue. Like it's just that that line of talking and that line of commentary is problematic generally because there are a lot of like invisible disabilities. Yeah, I also think that a about forty percent of this is more Australians trying to bring down a tall poppy. Yeah, for sure. And I think that he didn't like him. Well, that's the thing. He's a massive wine card and I think that that's actually half of it. Yeah, right, except this was like someone we liked. If this was like they're a Saka, if this was, I mean actually know, because Australia is fucking racist. So let's not get into that. I like, if there was a a weight, if it was feder Aric it, yeah, yes, true, because everyone loves him. Yeah, if it was feder and actually an adults come out and supported us. Interesting. Yeah, if it was federal, I think that would have be having a totally different conversation. Yes, and I think that signals that maybe it's more about the person the principle for a lot of us. But I think what the problem is, the key problem there's two. One, we don't like him, Yep, and his messaging is fucking Shit right to rules are rules. Yeah, it. I mean it is really tough when things like this, when like squat does something that we agree with, but like the way he goes about it is really fucked. Well, I just think that he's actually seen this as an opportunity because he's, yeah, he's had this delayed, heard what the public's thought and been able to get him be like well, rules, the rules. I think it would all be like he game Scot exactly,...

...everyone's like when he fuck off to exactly both you leave. Rules are rules, you're gone, you're gone. So a lot of people there's been a lot of commentary about like because Djokovic went into this like, you know, apparently like Shitty hotel and then and now there's a lot of commentary and people saying, Oh, well, that's what that's where refugees and people seeking asylum have been locked in Australia for like eight years. Yeah, and the line of talk has been like, Oh, I hope this shines a light on Australia's fuck that, immigration policies. I've a problem with this line of talk because I just like I get what they're trying to say. It just makes me really angry because this is so different, like it's nothing like it. Okay, so we have had this discussion and we're like we'll say it for the pot because one it gets out of hand really quickly when we're on message, and I'm Michael, can't do this. It's very toxicic. I'm always like, I'm really angry, but it's out a keyboard and it's not good. I think the thing is is that you actually are. I believe that your points that are against making the comparison are the same points as the comparison. Does that make sense? Like you're saying he's not trying to live here. No, not fleeing persecuted about? No, no, I know, but it's about the fact that people from overseas have tried to enter this country and just be free in the country. Right. They've tried to cross through the border, pass with the border and be granted a visa, different visas, m ones to live and and and and flee persecution and it's, you know, fleeing war. And it might be by boat, it might be by playing them joady become by playing right, but it's the difference between the number one. I don't know if he's number one. I don't know things about tennis. Number One tennis player in the World Flying First Class into a stray are unexpecting to get in and being refused on the administrative basis and then getting a federal court hearing within days, versus people saying in the same hotel who been locked there for nine years and they were fleeing war and they literally like please cought, I have a life and we're like we will punish you for trying to have a life here in this country because you want to be here. I get that. I just don't think it's like. So the thing that we got stuck on the other day when we're talking abut this is I was like it's not. I was like, obvious, everyone knows that he is a millionaire and he has money for a lawyer. Like that's not like crazy years and people who flee persecution and are seeking a sign in this country and don't have money for a lawyer. I know you're just saying it's obviously why I'm making the comparison, but my counter to that is if this is an opportunity to shed light on it and regardless of whether it's necessarily going to do anything that productive. But it makes means that people have the conversation. What's wrong with that? Yeah, I just like, do we...

...really need this example to talk about the our fucked up refuge? This is what I'm saying. We will talk about it, right, but if other people about it all the time, but other people need the hint, I just don't think that. If I don't know, but for me, right, if it means that people that like tennis, which are the rich Whitey's, because it's true, if they see this and they're the ones in the Multar of Sydney that have their own fucking private tennis courts, see us on the news and read the article and it does even bring up the conversation, right, isn't that something? That's my view on it. I don't think it will, though. But if you know the other thing, and I know that, like, okay, I'm going to talk about the public perception, because I know that there was like a problem and the reason that he didn't get in this because of the wrong vise was applied for a blah, Blah Blah. But the perception right now is that Novak didn't get vaccinated therefore not allowed into Australia right what? So he's breaking the rules. Refugees and people it seeking asylum have a right to seek asylum in this country. That's the point. But this is what I mean. We are agreeing. I don't think. I just thought, I don't know you're saying. I'm saying that because of lifferent they shouldn't compare them. Right, I don't. I just don't think it's comparable at all. I think it is this fucking rich guy coming into play tennis for someone fleeing from a war Tong country, most likely a country where the war is, like, partly Australia's fault. That's why we should compare them. But he's not even allowed in yet, but he's he's been given a significant opportunity to but a lot of the times there are okayish. Probably shouldn't speak like an expert on this, but there have been. Look, if he was released straight into the community immediately, if he will, like if Scott Morrissel was like, whoopsie daisies, don't worry about it, you off you go to your tennis, I feel like that would be an interesting I feel like that would be a better comparison to make. I think all the as is a hearing like there are plenty of refuse people seeking a some who have been through these fucking systems on like it to equal nothing. It's about the speed, it's about the coverage and it's also about the fact that he thinks that like, get me out of it, like, like, so like. There's all this headlines like Serbia demands job would be taken to a better hotel, and there's all this they're fucking afghanistairs and isn't doing that for their refuge. Is Imagery for people of him sharing the same hotel and that's a bit fucked up. I just don't think it's going to click with anyone who it didn't click for already. I think it will. You think they're rich whities will care. So carrying about her. Sorry, I don't think. Sorry, I think any opportunity to have the conversation is something, but I just I guess part of it is my frustration that, like they're, have been so many people that I speak to and read about who are talking about this shit every single fucking day and they're fucking frustrated to yeah, but nobody cares. I know. So any opportunity for them to care is important. Yeah, I know one from out the same...

...thing, but we are. We are actually a green deep down. I think the difference being weak are every day. Maybe we don't. So, Gus, I care of another issue. More do you want to mean some thiose? I'm like, fuck, we're all going to die. The planets warming up, and then other those, I'm like fuck. People have been locked in detention for years and it's really hard to pick one because each day off fuck and if every single day there's something right. So any opportunity for an issue to take the spotlet and start any conversation, because these headlines have started at least one. Yeah, and one is more than none. And the end of the day, I'm like, I get that it's not the greatest comparison, but it's something and if someone's having the conversation, that's better than not. That's my view. So this year, two thousand and twenty two election year, Queen's get excited, Queens kings. And if you don't identify as a role, because monkey's fault. I was going to say in gender nonconforming royalty. They have a word for my leeshes. No, because the monarchy is fucked yeah, sure, but a lovely note to leave on. Yeah, so, get involved with the election. Start talking about it. We're going to be talking about it a lot. We are. So sorry if I know, because the thing is, all I followers are the ones who are on board exactly. So it's like sometimes it can feel like we're just shouting into an echo chamber that already agrees and is already of voting accordingly. But but this more you can do them vote, and I sound like a reckon. I hope that everything we do is course of conversation. Yes, that's what the aim is, I think exactly. Someone who doesn't follow us. Yes, volunteer for a candidate you believe in. Yes, sign up to a party or don't. Fair enough. If you didn't find us a completely insufferable come back next Wednesday for a new episode. Could also find us on instagram at cheek media co or online cheek Mediacom today. You. Yes, that's the way, that's the one.

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