You just lost me
I’m giving John Hodgman 5 stars out of respect for the past. I used to respect him as a wise, worldly man. I used to love his books and podcast. When I listened to the Moms Will Mom episode (May 2019), I lost respect for him and unsubscribed. He admitted to being shook up by simply SEEING a MAGA shirt in a rest stop. The man wearing it was silently leaving the restroom and going about his business. John, it’s a sad day when an open-minded, non-bigoted liberal man stereotypes another human and fears him because of it. To claim that wearing a shirt that supports the president is an act of aggression is ridiculous and a product of paranoia. Is a gay pride shirt an aggressive act of hate toward heterosexual couples? Should I be afraid?John also was so close-minded as to say he would be shocked if Trump voters listened to his show. Why can’t a human be open to hearing out all points of view, even those that do not exactly match their own? I am a Libertarian, not a Trump voter, but I also don’t agree with all the views expressed on the show, but I enjoy the humor, and I like how real and passionate people are about their side of the story. Your show is ABOUT people that don’t agree on any given subject, and your role is to moderate, help the other side compassionately see what they didn’t see before, and being people together. I liked that until I saw that you don’t actually feel that way. I’m disappointed in your narrow-minded and childish rant in this episode. I held you in higher esteem than that, John. I’m sorry it had to end this way.
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