In keeping with the stated purpose of Griztalk Radio, this episode opened by stressing the need to return to what we once were, as Americans, by re-learning and re-implementing such lost arts as Homesteading.
The Griz compared a knowledgeable gardner removing rot and disease from a garden in order to make it productive, to the rot and disease that has been festering in our American government for many decades, and our own lack of action in removing it, so that our country may flourish once again. Our present state of affairs is nobody’s fault but our own, only we can reverse it, and it is time to do so.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke
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1.) Hugh Traulsen – Hugh “The Heartbeat of America” Traulsen was our first caller, making note that while rediscovering lost skills, arts, and practices is an important undertaking, we should not forget to use modern technologies as well, in the acheivement of our goal of Restoration. A practice that we at Griztalk Radio obviously agree with and encourage, so long as we understand the government ties associated with it, and the subsequent risks.
For further research into the ideas and views of Mr. Traulsen, start here.
2.) The Voice of the Misinformed – This caller, who came in about a half-hour into the show, was obviously quite animated and frustrated over the Trayvon Martin incident in Florida, as well as American involvement in foreign wars, “racial profiling”, and a thousand other issues. Which is why Co-Host Joe Nizzari interjected abruptly, in an attempt to correct the man’s assumptions and misinformation, as well as trying to calm the man down, and focus on one subject.
While the caller tended to ramble somewhat incoherently when he spoke, Mr. Nizzari and The Griz addressed his concerns specifically, with Joe attempting to clarify the Castle Doctrine, the responsibilities associated with firearms ownership, and to dispel some of the caller’s numerous misconceptions about the world around him.
This caller, in spite of being disconnected from the show over his inane babbeling, called back again and was put back on the air, only to return to a string of incoherent rantings, which got him kicked off the air for the last time.
The entire exchange is in the first hour, beginning around the half-hour mark. Listen and decide the outcome for yourself.