Who is Michael Brooks, He was on a podcast and a YouTuber with the show the Minority Report which he was a co-host. He eventually started his own show. His opinions were deep and insightful. I have to admit some of his positions went over my head. Leaning me to inquire more, to be informed for my own self-interest. Knowing these are not multi-millionaires on main street media, which leads me to distrust Fox news as equally CNN and MSNBC. It is clear these multi-million dollar paychecks make none of them impartial. They don’t even pretend. As it allowed the Cuomo brotherly love fest to go on CNN. As Anderson Cooper was birthed in privilege as equal to Tucker Carlson. A mindset of people that feel giving to regular charities is better than paying their fair share in taxes. Each will not reduce their wealth in no substantial way.
Those voices do not speak to me. The only reason I hear the voices is I have a mother in her 70’s that keeps those channels on all day. I have a distrust of all these people that are driven by three paychecks and stock market portfolios. Or can’t relate to my everyday problems because of the wealth and privilege they had the blessing to be born into.
I don’t feel the comfort of understanding because of Anderson Cooper is gay. Being a part of a discriminated group doesn’t console that he is still a white man born into an extreme amount of wealth that opens doors that the average person will never have. I feel equally this about Jewish people. We are both a discriminated class, but I had racism inflicted on me by Jews. I don’t cloud my thinking this speaks for everyone with wealth or all Jews. I am cautious and judge everyone individually like I would want to be judged. Not as the black woman spoke person for all things black. I want to be judged on who I am and what I contribute to society. Unfortunately, as a black woman, I do not have that luxury.
These progressives have lead me to my favorite reporter who is always a must-watch. Ryan Grim, which always puts things in understandable terms and seems to have the pulse of the situation at all times. I also like Emma Vigeland on The Young Turks. No particular reason I like her motivation and passion.
I wake up and I see Michael Brooks has died. He was young 37. I am in my forties. I have to say when someone dies young it bothers me greatly. He really made an imprint on me as a listener of his show. A person he doesn’t know will never meet, but affected.
Living in my life as a college-educated Black woman with a disabled child. I didn’t feel the topics of my major concerns have been overwhelming topics on these platforms. They have educated me in the positions that politicians who have lied which was clear by three votes. Where the bodies are buried where the money is making the vote over interest in the people they serve. Such as Cory Booker and his interest in health care corporation money over the health care of the people. Until he was caught red-handed and changed on a dime. It has proved to me all politicians need to be held to the fire at all times and not trusted based on anything else but actions.
I always felt Democrats are not innocent and can be an enormous part of the problem. Now with social media, these politicians cannot hide behind what they consider newsworthy in mainstream media, which is also owned by corporate America. The research is being done on their positions. Which they can’t change randomly to serve their political interest. Ex Susan Collins. Or when the republican suddenly wanted to protect pre-existing conditions, but still fighting against it in court. With shows like the Michael Brooks Show, TYT and The Minority Report you get a unique view not pushed by a corporate agenda. The research on these politicians and you realized the system is rigid on both sides and it is all driven by money.
They have helped lead my interest in local politics. I want to say thank you to Michael Brooks and I hope he rests in peace.