This is not going to be comfortable.
Let’s get the unpleasantness and formality out of the way up front. I would prefer to be transparent whenever possible. I’ve set this as my own true north on this blog. It is important to me that I write from a place of authenticity.
We don’t grow or improve from a place of comfort. So some odd feelings are not necessarily bad. I will assume that we are both adults. We eat our vegetables, allow needles to pierce our skin for bloodwork or shots, and generally set our jaws at the sort of things that we have to do as grown-ups.
You don’t have to like it – you just have to do it.
So I – a cisgender male, straight, white, Christian-raised, United States Air Force veteran and red-blooded American would like to talk about the (white) elephant in the room.
Diversity, inclusion, and how that will bring about the fall of Western civilization.
(Except it won’t.)
Getting ready to join David & Danny on the D&D podcast tomorrow as we revisit our lost episode and watch… again… the god-awful Mazes and Monsters! (Why couldn’t the recorder have died in the first five minutes?)
For now take a listen to my guest appearance last year as we watch Knightriders starring a young Ed Harris (with hair!)
Listen to D&D Episode Four: Knightriders by D&D #np on #SoundCloud
So I have this thing I do where I’m stupid. Don’t worry – it’s endearing. Trust me.
Every year I fight this battle. It’s epic. Think the 300 Spartans holding their ground at Thermopylae. The charge of the Light Brigade. The Alamo. Custer. The Starks of Winterfell against… well, pretty much everyone. (Noticing a theme?)
My wife says I talk too much.
She might be right. (She’s a smart lady, after all.) I’m not disagreeing with her. But…
What if talking could save the world?