I’m back in the saddle again. I haven’t posted in a long time and realized that it was due to my Twitter habit. Sorry. Time to get back to the written word without the 140 character limitation.
Awhile ago I came across a now defunct video series on YouTube called “American Heathen REDUX”. It was a video commentary series, hosted by RJ Evans. The host is a devout atheist and outspoken humanist who combined gross humor, foul language, and a surprising wit, to skewer the political and social issues of the day. At first I was taken aback by how brutal the series was in its presentation. However, after watching some of the videos in the series, I realized that this show was onto something quite extraordinary. Unlike other mainstream political comedy/satire/commentary shows on television, or for that matter even online, American Heathen REDUX seemed more real, raw, and laser focused on the realities of politics in America.
The other day I was rooting around my hard drive doing a bit of cleaning when I came across some American Heathen REDUX videos I’d downloaded a year or so ago. As I skimmed through them, I came across a couple that I thought were remarkably accurate in their foresight and relevancy to what has happened since the 2016 election. I thought they should be shared. I had to dig deep to find RJ Evans, the producer of these videos, to ask for permission to post here. Fortunately, Mr. Evans was kind enough to give me permission to post them. I started a Vimeo page so I could share them with you.
Both videos originally posted before the 2016 election. The first video was originally posted to YouTube 03/07/16. I have edited it down to the commentary portion of the episode. The second video was originally posted to YouTube 08/01/16. It is unedited.