Wednesdays on Whidbey: If It Were Up to Me I’d Re-Write the Story
by Diane Wyzga | July 13, 2022 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello to you listening in Anacortes, Washington!
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey and your host, Diane Wyzga.
We talk about our own stories, origin stories, our family stories. But it’s the rare moment when we consider the narrative of a nation and its cultures. Maybe that story feels removed, remote, part of an imagined past, once upon a time.
But looking deeply at the narrative of a nation opens a window into its cultures, some of them so deeply ingrained that we take them for granted. Here in America the gun culture is a symbol of a way of life based on myth, legends, fantasy, and slick marketing. Guns are not just tools but a means to access power, conquest, celebrity, supremacy, equality, freedom from poverty, crime and weakness.
Gun control isn’t a Second Amendment argument; it’s a cultural argument. Until we understand our own history we’ll keep reaching for guns to hold at bay the perceived enemy.
Question: I’m tired of being quiet. I want to know how guns got to control our nation’s narrative? How do we re-write our story? What do we get in return?
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Stories From Women Who Walk Production Team
Podcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story Arts
Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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