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The Axiom Amnesia Theory podcast, launched in October 2011 and hosted by Heit and Cheri, is a weekly discussion in which the duo hosts discussion on a variety of subjects for the purpose of advancing the conversation about what’s going on in the world around us. The show has a relaxed, conversational tone, as opposed to the typical “talking head” pundits prevalent in news discussions. Consequently, it is entertaining, informative and appropriate for adults, regardless of knowledge level concerning political, social or philosophical principles.
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|Episode 078: Free Movement||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||“Free movement” is something that isn’t learned–we’re born with it! There’s something inside of us all that feeds the desire to move freely, both physically and ideologically. And, when this right is impeded, it’s like lighting a powder keg that will eventually explode.
On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri challenge you to look beyond the superficial impressions of current events to see what’s really happening with Israel’s recent strikes on Palestine, petitions by citizens from all 50 states to secede from the U.S., Cornel West calling Obama a “Rockerfeller Republican in blackface,” the Petraeus scandal, a new dance called “skitting,” and more!
|Episode 077: Unbroken Homes For Beautiful Wildflowers [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||What is a “wildflower”? What exactly is a “broken home”? These terms bring to mind beauty, strength, and environmental fortitude. The wildflower sustains itself from what is available to it. Its very survival is a success story in “making do,” yet it is no less beautiful than the highly cultivated rose. Would we say that a wildflower comes from a BROKEN home? Why then do we refer to, more often than not, loving homes of certain struggling single parents as “broken”? Broken implies wrong, or needing to be fixed. What is there to be “fixed” when you have love and are making do?
On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore the beauty of wildflowers juxtaposed against the idea of broken homes via their commentary and analysis of “Wildflower” by CeeLo Green and “On Coming From A Broken Home” by Gil Scott-Heron.
|Episode 076: The Right Of Way||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||We spend much of our time navigating life with the notion that we have the “right of way.” This is true whether we are on an actual roadway, or whether we are justifying our actions as the right thing to do–whether that’s really true or not. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore the idea of doing the “right” thing, even when there are tons of reasons not to.
Topics discussed include why they call Wednesday “Hump Day,” Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office teaming up with Lake Charles Police to form a task force that harasses motorists in conjunction with the local news’ help, war on drugs, profiling motorists for traffic stops, the fact that there’s always a reason not to do the right thing, and more!
|Episode 075: Share Your Heart [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||One of the most expressive things you can do is to share your heart with someone–especially those with whom you share a closeness. Whether that be family, friends, romantic interests, or other loved ones. When we share our hearts, it’s not just about sharing our feelings. Sharing our hearts can also impart the wisdom of our life experiences to others.
On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore expressions of the heart between parents and children via their commentary and analysis of “Listen” by Juvenile feat Q Corvette and “Buses And Trains” by The Fireflies.
|Episode 074: Bans And Drones Race||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, it seems like it was all about a “bans and drones race.” Voters chose to ban things like affirmative action and physician-assisted suicide, while Obama flew drones in Yemen soon after his reelection was sealed. None of this, however, deterred Puerto Rico from hoping to be the 51st state of these United States of America.
Topic discussed include Veterans Day, Obama flying drone strikes in Yemen the day after the election, Oklahoma approve affirmative action ban, Puerto Rico wanting to become a state, Massachusetts banning physican-assisted suicide, Texas talking about seceding from the union, a 2012 electoral map vs. Civil War map circulating on social media, and more!
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|Episode 073: Crazy For Solutions||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Have you ever noticed that people are crazy for solutions, but they often look to others for the answers? As always, we at Axiom Amnesia make it clear that it is not our role to decide what your solutions should be. On this episode of They Axiom Amnesia, Heit & Cheri continue to challenge every individual to decide which way they should go. Of course, it is good to discuss solutions and ideas, but not with the pretense of looking to others for the remedies to our own issues. We should all be actively involved in the resolution process.
Today, Heit & Cheri tackle the notion of three very different solutions. Topic discussed include Chicago Public Schools paying parents to pick up their child’s report card, being your child’s partner (rather than their dictator/boss), Oklahoma’s “open carry” gun law that took effect November 1st, and more!
|Episode 072: No Government Baby [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||That’s right, no government baby! Of course this is every anarchist’s dream, but most people have a difficult time thinking beyond the programming to imagine how this could be a possible reality for humankind. Here’s the fundamental question: Aren’t we intelligent enough to take on the responsibility of individual self-governance?
On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore the role of government in our lives via their commentary and analysis of “Government Baby” by Don Donnie and “No Government” by Nicolette.
|Episode 071: Post Race All||Go to podcast!Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Are we living in a “post race all” world? Well, we already know the answer to that question–hell no! Now that the election is over, and it’s been determined that we will have four more years of Barack Obama as president, join Heit & Cheri as they give you all post-race details of yesterday’s election.
Topics discussed include, an update on Senate and House races, who was the big winner besides Obama, state of the GOP, Allen West and Michelle Bachmann losing their seats, popular vote vs. Electoral College count, campaign finance, state ballot measures, legalization of recreational marijuana, legalization of same-sex marriage, voting against Obamacare, Obama’s election night speech, women who are in love with Obama, Romney’s concession speech, mainstream media’s role in crafting a dramatic presidential election, and more!
|Episode 070: Entrapment Of Political Supporters||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||In many ways, the political process depends on the entrapment of political supporters. We are often entrapped into “believing in” one candidate or another, while thinking that the choice was all our idea. We have been conditioned and convinced to think as we do, and it is these willing chains that must be broken in order to see things as they truly are. On this Election Day episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri take a closer look at what Obama and Romney supporters say about their candidates. They also make predictions about the outcome of today’s election.
Other topics discussed include LSU vs. Alabama, potential effect of early voting, election win-lose scenarios, voter disenfranchisement in 2012, anti-Obama text messages, $2 billion total being spent on campaigning, candidate supporters spewing talking points, using kids for political shilling, celebrity political supporters, Chris Rock’s message to white voters, D.L. Hughley’s foolish statements, and more!
|Episode 069: Nye Eve Of Voting||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Are you “nye eve” of voting? By the way, a “nye” is a flock of birds (phesants), and that’s exactly how people tend to behave when it comes to voting–they simply flock with their team and don’t deviate. Just one day left until the elections, and it is evident that so many people are naive about the voting and political process that leads to the election of a president. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory Heit & Cheri use these last hours before the election to discuss election-related issues.
Topics discussed include a prediction on who will win the election, whether your vote counts, 2000 election, two-party political system, the popular vote, voting for the lesser of two evils, a segment by Daniel Coffeen on voting, political theater, voting online or by email, the skyrocketing Black unemployment rate, and more!
|Episode 068: Klout Through Blackface||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||It seems like everyone wants “Klout,” but would you be willing to wear blackface to get it? Life is full of decisions about “job opportunities”–some we should take, and others we should turn down. In this week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri examine two very different issues affecting job opportunities, social media influence and race. Topics discussed include the new Klout score that some employers are using to make hiring decisions and Zoe Saldana’s casting in the Nina Simone biopic.||11/02/2012|
|Episode 067: Climbing Mount Stupid Love [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Have you ever climbed Mount Stupid Love? People have made countless songs about love and the things we choose to go through or endure in the name of it. To some, the dedication to a romantic partner involves selfless sacrifice that is expected to eventually pay off in endless doses of happiness. Others take view love differently–as a drug, with its participants entangled addicts experiencing a wide range of emotions, yet content to stay–as if the question to leave or not is not left to them, because it’s neither will nor choice that keeps them there.
On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri ask and answer questions about the multifaceted subject of love via their commentary and analysis of Emeli Sande’s “Mountains” and Lykke Li’s “Until We Bleed.”
|Episode 066: One sole||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||We are all “one sole” as we make our way through life. Whether we’re talking about the concept of the figurative or literal soul, or even the individual sole, it’s all about finding, making, and accepting our place in the world. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri welcome another soul–the dynamic emcee/rapper/Hip Hop artist sole–to the show for a discussion about his upcoming album and lots more…
Topics discussed include the pros and cons of social networking, sole’s upcoming album “A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing,” how sole got his start in music, album fundraising, voting and the political process, local politics, Occupy Wall Street, and more!
|Episode 065: Who Taught You To Hate? [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Who taught you to hate yourself? Malcolm X asked that question 50 years ago, but it is still applicable today. We live in a word in which so many of us feel pressure to adhere to mainstream cultural standards instead of just being ourselves. Are you ready to face the consequences of daring to be who you are 100 percent of the time? Or, will you continue the masquerade? That’s the fundamental question that Heit & Cheri pose in this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory.
The show kicks off with a discussion about a recent study that found that most Americans have negative feelings toward Blacks and Latinos. You’ll hear an analysis and commentary on songs by Lupe Fiasco featuring Casey Benjamin and Hot Chocolate.
|Episode 064: Watch Your Mouth!||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Sometimes you need to speak up, and sometimes you need to watch your mouth! This not only applies to what comes out of your mouth, but also what goes into it, and its care as well. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri announce a trial of their new Monday through Friday schedule. This means you’ll get your daily dose of the duo’s commentary on a variety of topics.
Topics discussed include New York prison inmates being denied dental floss due to supposed security concerns, Stephen A. Smith’s ESPN on-air slip-up using the word “nigga”, Spike Lee’s replacement by a white director on the James Brown Biopic and more!
|Episode 063: Caressing The Polls||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||With election season upon us, we’re all inundated sights of people preparing to “caress the polls” come November 6th. What should we do? Which way should we vote, or should we even vote at all? In order to even think about making a decision about voting, we need to understand the laws and history concerning voting in the United States. On this week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri take you on a journey to help you understand the voting process–the laws that feed into it, as well as the consequences. This is a show that we encourage everyone to listen to.
Topics discussed include democracy versus constitutional republic, who wrote the Constitution and their original intent, branches of the U.S. government, parts of the Constitution and amendments that deal with voting laws and rights, how the president, vice president, and Congress are elected, how the Electoral College works, eligible voters, voting in state and local elections versus federal elections, Blacks and the right to vote, women’s suffrage, Voting Rights Act, felon disenfranchisement, children not having the right to vote, voter turnout over time, political parties, U.S. territories not having the right to vote, 2000 presidential election, and does your vote count?
|Episode 062: Other Side Of The Rabbit Hole [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||We’ve all heard about jumping “down the rabbit hole” when searching for the truth, but let’s talk about “The Other Side Of The Rabbit Hole.” We don’t want to exit the same way we entered the rabbit hole, lest we find ourselves in the same ignorant condition. So, we must find our way through to the other side of the rabbit hole–a place where we can find the light of day again. On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore the “other side” of many different types of rabbit holes–everything from romantic and economic relationships to the broader truth about the world around us.
You’ll hear songs by Z-Ro, Leela James, Fat Chino ft Richo & Gus, Tall Ships, EMPDY X Ed Greens ft Melissa Melodee, and Joss Stone.
|Episode 061: Debating Government||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Have you ever spent time debating government? It’s important to consider all forms of government in order to come up with your own conclusion as to which, if any, is the best. We often hear words like “democracy” and “communism” thrown around in the course of election season, but do you really understand what they mean? On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri, reveal who they will and won’t be voting for, and have an informative discussion on different types of governments.
Topics discussed include whether Blacks support Obama because he’s Black, Black pride vs white pride, voting issues, types of governments, term limits, reasons not to vote for Obama, reasons not to vote for Romney, and the second presidential debate of 2012.
|Episode 060: Twisted World [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||How twisted is the world, and does it ever stop turning? It has been said that “time waits for no one.” What happens with the rest of the world while we are busy building and living our own lives? It keeps on turning, things keep moving, and we must strike a delicate balance between our own world and the world beyond our own, lest we become out of sync and out of touch. This musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri explores a number of songs that touch on the issues of our twisted world.
You’ll hear songs by Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, Shirley Brown, Lil O feat. Billy Cook, Green Day, and Souljah Fyah.
|Episode 059: Universal Mind Control||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Who is controlling your mind? That’s the question you ought to be asking right now, because chances are, it’s not you! On this anniversary episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, join Heit & Cheri for a free-flowing discussion on a variety of subjects. It was about a year ago that they released the first episode of the show. October 11, 2012, is also the release date for their debut album, “Improper Conduct.”
Other topics discussed include how The Axiom Amnesia Theory has changed over the past year, voting, looking for leaders, “Drones & Bombs,” how episodes are named, Monsanto goes to the Supreme Court, crime and punishment for sexual offenses versus murder, Houston officer who received life for raping a woman he arrested, Jerry Sandusky gets 30 to 60 years in prison, Kyle XY, and tracking Texas students via their IDs.
|Episode 058: Changing A Cruel World [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||What does it take to change a cruel world? For starters, you need to identify the source of the improprieties and take aim at it. It never feels good to receive the short end of the stick, and that’s whether it’s politically, socially, or romantically. This week, Heit & Cheri dedicate the show to a soulful combination of artists who tackle topics from social disillusionment to lost love.
You’ll hear songs by Jessie J, John Mayer, Solomon Burke, Little Dragon, Nas, and Conetik.
|Episode 057: Bandwagon Timeline||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit & Cheri kick off the show with an announcement that the secret they’ve been keeping is their new album, “Improper Conduct,” which is dropping next week. In the meantime, they give you a taste of what’s to come, by sharing their first single, “Get Up.”
This week, the discussion focuses on a “bandwagon timeline.” We’ll talk about events over the past five years that have led to people jumping on the bandwagon for one cause or another. This week’s topics include $30 prepaid “all-you-can-watch” passes to the movies, Christian TV networks preparing to cover the second coming of Christ, Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case update, people profiting from Trayvon Martin’s death, white FDNY firefighters protest hiring policy, Obamabots, Birthers, Obamacare, Tea Party, Haiti Earthquake, Wyclef Jean, Bill Clinton, Sean Penn, Arab Spring, Scott Walker vs Unions, Fukushima Japan nuclear accident, Occupy Wall Street/Occupy the Hood, end of the world (2011), SOPA, Rush Limbaugh vs. Sandra Fluke, KONY 2012, and more!
|Episode 056: Fun-Feeled Love [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||What do you know about fun-feeled love? Far too often we fill our lives with things we dread–things that don’t reflect the essence of life. We’re worried about “wasting time,” rather than embracing the idea of “spending time” enjoying the simple things alone or with those we love. On this week’s musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri explore and analyze songs that challenge us to fully experience the fun and simplicity of life, including an interesting discussion about feelings and expressing “those three words.”
You’ll hear songs by Natasha Beddingfield, Little Jackie, Snow Patrol, Lupe Fiasco, Nina Simone and Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido.
|Episode 055: Hungry 4 Uninhabited Justice||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Are you hungry for justice yet find that it’s a state far too often uninhabited? The quest to make things right can leave you feeling empty-handed, but don’t give up. Be willing to fight for what you think will balance the scales of justice. The first place that many of us encounter the notion of crime, punishment, and authoritarian rule is in school–the prime indoctrination ground of our society. This week, Heit & Cheri embark on a notes-free version of The Axiom Amnesia Theory. Get ready for an “off-the-cuff,” totally improvised discussion. Heit & Cheri kick off the show talking about the UN General Assembly meetings, and continue with a heavy focus on the educational system, followed by a host of other topics.
Other topics discussed include the song that gets Heit amped up for the show, spanking students in school, calorie limits on school lunches, high schools offering vocational programs, Emanuel Cleaver’s statement that nonvoting Blacks should “give us their color back,” changing race or gender, Lil Wayne’s deposition video, explanation on how cities/towns are formed, animals in captivity, the far side of the moon, a man claiming ownership of the moon, the Boston lab scandal, the unfortunate final determination in the Chavis Carter case, and more!
|Episode 054: Being In The Hood 4 Life [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Being, to “be”, to exist, to survive, to live, to thrive… it’s what most of us find ourselves fighting to do. If you were born in the hood–whether literally or figuratively–the chances of making it out alive is slim, let alone making it out unscathed by the social and political repercussions that find you as its target. They may limit you, but it doesn’t mean we should stop fighting to be free. On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri challenge you to think beyond the hand that you’ve been dealt to imagine the possibilities–even if you never actually leave the “hood.”
The show starts with a discussion presidential politics and Lupe Fiasco’s beef with D.L. Hughley because he doesn’t vote. You’ll also hear songs by Sharon Jones & The Dapp Kings, Willow Smith, Brother Ali, Bobby “Blue” Bland, UGK, Elvis Presley, and Big K.R.I.T.
|Episode 053: We’ll Get You 2 Crack!||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||What does it take for “you 2 crack”? No matter where you turn, there will always be situations and people whose goal is for you to crack. On this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri engage in a number of discussions–everything from how the government tries to crack suspects to the history of crack cocaine in America. The show starts with a quick update on the release of new evidence in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case and a brief discussion on the revelation that the producer of the controversial anti-Muslim film was a federal informant–just like we told you in the last episode of the show.
Other topics discussed include House Republicans taking a two-month vacation, third party politics, the Black vote, D.L. Hughley vs. Lupe Fiasco on voting, Black church leaders encouraging their congregations not to vote, the history of drugs, crack cocaine epidemic, Len Bias’ death, economics of crack dealers, War on Drugs, NDAA & indefinite detention, death of Gitmo detainee Adnan Latif, U.S. torture of Gitmo detainees, woman arrested and accused of letting children play outside unsupervised, Ohio death row inmate said to be too obese for execution, NATO strike that killed innocent Afghan women and girls, backlash for posting graphic death photos, one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, and more!
|Episode 052: Revenge’s Rival [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||What do you know about Revenge’s Rival? The idea of justice in the form of revenge is a prevalent topic when you consider the international conflicts taking place in the world. How can a nation claim it has been attacked, when they started the conflict? How can they seek justice for what could quite possibly be a retaliation for their own crimes against humanity? On this musical episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri challenge you to ask how we can rival this whole notion of revenge.
The show starts with a discussion on the recent killing of the U.S ambassador to Libya and the U.S. military response. You’ll also hear songs by K-Rino, Sinead O’Connor, The Williams Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Vicious, Lowkey, and Lupe Fiasco.
|Episode 051: Forgiving The Enemy||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||We are asked to forgive the enemy or opposition in so many different ways, but should we? Sometimes it’s because the enemy of the people seeks forgiveness or excuse of their wrongdoing, and at other times it’s because we feel that forgiveness is necessary for us to move forward. Regardless of the case, the question of forgiveness is a running theme in our lives. Heit & Cheri kick off this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with a discussion of the recent GoDaddy web hosting service outage, and quickly move on to other subjects.
Other topics discussed include Jay-Z and his recent comments about Occupy Wall Street, the Democratic National Convention and speeches by Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama, the idea of voting online, term limits for Congress, presidential campaign fund raising, the case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after revealing her HIV positive status after a sexual encounter, Jennifer Hudson saying that she forgives the murderer of her mother, brother, and nephew, and more!
|Episode 050: Freedom Song [Music/Video]||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Do you know how great it feels to sing a freedom song? Heit & Cheri celebrate the 50th episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with the addition of a special music show to the weekly lineup. That’s right! Now, you’ll get to enjoy even more of the Axiom Amnesia Theory, with a second show every week dedicated just to music. Their love of music made this music show a natural progression in terms of expanding the show. You’ll get to hear some of Heit & Cheri’s special picks, and listen as they discuss the lyrics, music, and connect ideas within these songs to the concept of Axiom Amnesia.
On this show, you’ll hear songs by 2Pac, Lauryn Hill, Max Minelli, Alicia Keys, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, Dessa, and Chrisette Michele.
|Episode 049: Rule The Nation||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Who rules the nation? To the keen observer, it’s easy to see that those who rule the media rule the nation. On this week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri delve into all aspects of the media and its effects on our lives.
Topics discussed include, the desire to be ruled, how we come by our ideas and views, how marketing and the media reinforce gender roles, The Disney Channel as one big advertisement, branding of celebrities, the movement from highly segmented products to broader ones, missing white woman syndrome, people reenacting/mimicking events on film and TV in real life, sympathetic characters on film, political pundits shaping public opinion, role of the media in the Afghan and Iraq wars post 9/11, Sheryl Underwood backing George W. Bush, Michael Moore and The Dixie Chicks criticism of Bush for wars, Internet and net neutrality, and more!
|Episode 048: Chicago Violence Hits Axiom Amnesia||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Chicago gun violence has found its way to Axiom Amnesia’s doorstep. On the morning of 8/26/2012, Rashad Pratt, Cheri’s brother was murdered in Chicago under suspicious circumstances. Rashad was found in his vehicle by police moments after being shot on the corner of 91st and East End in Chicago. Right now, this is basically all we know, and we need your help finding out what happened to Rashad.
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Heit & Cheri have spoken continuously about the issue of violence in Chicago being ignored because of whom the victims are–typically young, Black or brown males. 56 shootings in a single weekend is significant, yet those who seek YOUR votes don’t care enough to address it–from Obama down to Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel. Do not be fooled that this couldn’t happen to your family. Listen as Heit & Cheri discuss Rashad Pratt’s murder, how it’s affected his family, friends, and loved ones, and understanding Chicago’s gun violence in the broader context of society’s responsibility to our communities.
|Episode 047: Terminator Xcessive||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||How many ways can we be terminally excessive? We live in a world where the Terminator actor was rewarded with a governorship, yet people who rap about violence take the bulk of the blame for the world being more violent. Actions intended to terminate the problem often result in the the failure to fix what’s broken. Police are here supposedly to fix the crimes, yet they are far too often criminals themselves–using excessive force to gain submission and compliance. Heit & Cheri begin this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with a discussion on technological enhancements to human bodies and environments, but quickly delve into all topics “terminator xcessive.”
Topics discussed include colonizing Mars and space exploration, challenges of building a new civilization, Chavis Carter case update, Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case update, Dane Scott Jr. case update, $2 million expedition to find Amelia Earhart, 33 year-old search for Etan Patz, Rio De Janeiro drug dealers refusing to sell crack, Australia’s law about cigarette packages, discussion of the song of the week: Z-Ro’s “Continue 2 Roll,” May 2010 Dow Jones crash, woman held in jail as illegal because police too lazy to check her birth certificate, Condi Rice’s admission to Augusta National, Jay-Z’s small amount of Nets ownership, Skip Bayless’ comment that whites will root for whites in sports, a study that attributes sleep problems to race, and more!
|Episode 046: Suck Cess||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Let’s face it, “SuckCess” is something that most people strive toward on a daily basis. Yet, somewhere along the way we get caught up in all the things that don’t matter in attaining it. Or, maybe we need a better collective definition of success. What’s obvious to Heit & Cheri on this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, is that things have run amuck. Success without social consciousness and responsibility isn’t success at all.
Olympic coverage is worried about beauty over achievement, celebrities favor helping themselves over helping those who need it the most, cops kill unarmed men and show no remorse, half of Americans die with nothing, and schools are concerned about pregnancy over grades. And that’s just the beginning! Topics on this episode include and update on the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan for VP candidate, Harry Belafonte’s criticism of JayZ and Beyonce as not being socially responsible, song of the week “American Skin (41 Shots)” by Bruce Springsteen, controversy between Kellie Wells, Dawn Harper, and Lolo Jones over Olympic coverage, half of Americans dying broke, and a Louisiana charter school testing for pregnancy and forcing homeschool on pregnant students.
|Episode 045: Exposing The Deception||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||The deception is ever present, which is why we must constantly work to expose it. We do this through research, discussions, and continually speaking truth in the face of lies. This week, Heit & Cheri are excited to welcome the incredible Hip Hop artist, K-Rino, whose full breadth of musical works are dedicated to exposing the deception and transferring knowledge to his listeners. His songs were previously discussed on The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 011: The Machine and Episode 023: Allot Of Redemption. He has over 20 solo albums and over 25 albums, including collaborative projects.
During the discussion K-Rino gives Heit & Cheri a history lesson on how he got started in Hip Hop in Houston, and what led to the founding of the South Park Coalition. He also discusses his musical influences in both R&B and Hip Hop, and gives us the details of his current and upcoming projects. Heit & Cheri also get K-Rino’s take on a variety topics including, whether he feels Obama’s election signifies real change in the condition of Black Americans, Black assimilation and search for acceptance into mainstream culture and it’s effect on the collective self-esteem, falling for the illusion of the way most people view the world, the teachings of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad via Louis Farrakhan, Serena Williams c-walking after winning Olympic gold, comments about Gabby Douglas’ hair, Black unity, and more!
Other topics include, Barack Obama signing the Jane Ensminger Act to provide health care benefits to families affected by Camp LeJeune water contamination from 1957 to 1987, and an update in the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case.
|Episode 044: Critical Conditioning||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Whether talking about physical conditioning–as in the 2012 London Olympics–cultural conditioning, or psychological conditioning, we cannot ignore the critical role of conditioning in our lives. How we are trained to perform has everything to do with the actions we take in our lives. Heit & Cheri begin this 2-hour version of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with a discussion of the 2012 London Olympics and wind it down with a discussion of Daniel Coffeen’s segment on “The Political.”
Other topics discussed include, Dallas Police’s killing of James Harper, media portrayal of accused “criminals,” journalistic ethics, Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case update, custody battle over Michael Jackson’s kids, Gladys Knight saying Paris Jackson wouldn’t have teeth if she talked back to her, 9-year-old boy who beat up daycare children, confirmation bias, miscommunication, How Not To Write About Africa, The Ruling Classroom, song of the week–”Dark Destiny” by Shy Child, Slavoj Zizek’s definition of love, and more!
|Episode 043: F*ck The Laws!||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||When the laws don’t make sense, and when the people charged with enforcing them are consistent abusers of the law, there comes a time when you must say, “F*CK THE LAW!” Since the recent Aurora, Colorado shootings, the debate over U.S. gun control has reignited. Some people think the mass shooting should prompt more stringent gun laws, but is this really the answer? Heit & Cheri kick off the show with a discussion about the shooting and the individual’s right to bear arms.
Other topics include Chicago gun violence, Anaheim shootings, the Second Amendment, Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, taking responsibility for one’s own safety, discussion of song of the week, Jasiri X “Do We Need To Start A Riot?”, police shootings, bowing to authority, accusations of racism, whether people should give up their arms, and more!
|Episode 042: Love Is Blind Leading The Blind||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||People often say that love is blind, yet accuse the blind of leading the blind. Are these cliches even true? Listen to this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, where Heit & Cheri challenge these and other axioms about the world. Cheri kicks off the show with a discussion about a man who confessed all of his life’s secrets in his obituary. Next, the duo have an in-depth conversation about the most recent updates in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.
Other topics include, Zimmerman case Witness #9′s sexual assault allegations, media plagiarism, Black media failures, Zimmerman jailhouse call #30 and O’Mara’s alleged knowledge of Zimmerman’s money before bond hearing, conservative website that stole an Axiom Amnesia article, GlobalGrind’s irresponsible journalism, how the Black Media is dead, discussion of this week’s song of the week, “Just Imagine” by Hungry Lucy, voter disenfranchisement as a result of felon voting laws, Scranton mayor cutting pay of city workers to minimum wage, Obama pension bill, Germany men’s only parking spots, equal work for equal pay, and more!
|Episode 041: Public Displays Of Affliction||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||The world seems to be inundated with “public displays of affliction” of one kind or another. Everywhere we turn, we are faced with dealing with someone who is battling their own inner angst, which affects the way they interact with you and others. So what’s your affliction? Cheri kicks the show off with a story of Canadian geese rounded up and gassed to death by New York state officials in order to prevent them from colliding with planes at nearby airports. But don’t think they’re gonna let that goose meat go to waste. Oh no! They’re planning to deliver that meat straight to area food pantries, where it will feed the needy.
Other topics discussed include Chris Rocks 4th of July tweet that had people calling him racist, the latest on the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, George Zimmerman’s $1 million bond, Mark O’Mara’s plea for Zimmerman donations from racist base, release of discovery documents in the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case, the “Obama Effect” on African Americans, Black unemployment rate increase in June 2012, suicide of Toni Moreno–the mother who accidentally killed her infant by rolling over on the child during sleep, and more!
|Episode 040: Health Carelessness||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Have you ever experienced “health carelessness”? It’s every human being’s right to have that which is necessary to sustain life–this includes access to health care. That’s why we’re dedicating this episode to the physical examination of our health care system, including the recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare (and the history of the law). The uninsured don’t want insurance–they want access to health care services without discrimination. Insurance and health care service access without discrimination ARE NOT one in the same!
Heit & Cheri also help you to tap into your inner physicist, with a discussion on the Higgs Boson discovery. Heit ushers in this 4th of July singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” on this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri, as they quickly get down to the business of discussing these important topics. How’s that for an IN-Dependence Day message?
|Episode 039: Class Workfare||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||In your quest to make your space in this world, inevitably you’ll encounter “class workfare”–that cross between warfare and working to get the things you want and need. You’ll be faced with survival decisions and pressure to pay your “fare” to gain access to higher levels in society’s hierarchical system. It’s not easy to navigate, but this extra-long version of this week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri will get you started! Heit kicks off the show with a quick hip-hop history lesson on DJ Screw and his significance in Houston and beyond, and then it’s on to the heavy topics of discussion.
Other topics discussed include, the socioeconomic impact of the hierarchical structure of our society, possessions as status symbols, the psychology of leadership, respect for authority, protesters flipping off Reagan’s portrait at the White House, gang violence in Chicago and the request for National Guard intervention, Stella Foster’s open letter to Obama, failing to address the socioeconomic issues that lead to social ills (poverty, violence, etc.), discussion of the song of the week–Malik Yusef and Kanye West–”Not Love,” the media and credible “experts,” Sunday morning news shows dominated by white male Republicans, China outlawing consumption of cats and dogs, Egyptian elections, Florida floods, Colorado forest fires, reader feedback, and more!
|Episode 038: History Examination||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Are you ready for your “history examination”? This episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri is packed full of history and critical examination of events of political and social significance. Cheri kicks off the show by asking Heit if he’s ever cheated in school, and whether or not he used a cheat sheet. Have you ever cheated in school? This podcast can serve as your own personal cheat sheet, packed full of audio and commentary on some of the most prominent social and political issues of the past hundred plus years.
Other topics include a student who got caught with a 35-foot cheat sheet, Father’s Day, an update on the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman case (Zimmerman jail calls), the disgusting Trayvon Martin-related acts of Global Grind, George Zimmerman Witness #9 testimony, Obama’s new immigration policy, Malcolm X tells people why they’re chumps, Ronald Reagan’s Harry Truman ad, 1994 Obama interview, Joe the Plumber, Rodney King’s death and his civil rights significance, and a discussion of Willie D’s song, “Rodney K.”
|Episode 037: Missing A Head||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||There are so many ways to be “missing a head,” yet all of them are tragic in their own way. Sometimes peoples’ minds are so filled with propaganda that they become headless. And then, there are those who become physically headless as a result of the violent conflicts the U.S. wages abroad. Heit & Cheri kick off this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with a discussion about Shellie Zimmerman’s arrest for perjury.
Other topics discussed include the FLAME computer virus, Obama’s “Kill list” and new kind of war, violence in Chicago, justification for killing innocent civilians during war, Yvette Carnell’s discussion with Boyce Watkins, soldier Walter Taylor charged with negligent homicide, justifications for war, Obama expanding occupation into Africa with 3,000 troops, Obama’s new “we’ve got his back” ad targeting Black people, discussion of the song “Handlebars” by Flobots, Texas man who confronted and killed neighbor and claimed “stand your ground, whether Magic Johnson ever really had HIV, and more.
|Episode 036: Guilty Consciousness||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||When you stop to take a look around at the world in which we live, how can anyone deny that there is a guilty consciousness in our midst? We mindlessly allow those who have the most money, the most authority, and the most power to abuse the least among us. The masses are far too comfortable embracing those injustices that keep us bound, in favor of the delusion that we too might have our turn at bat.
Heit & Cheri are here to tell you to get up off your arse, and stop pandering to those who don’t care about your well being. Topics discussed include an analysis of the song, “No Church In The Wild,” by Jay-Z and Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow in hot water for making the comment “Niggas in Paris for real,” George Zimmerman’s return to jail for lying about everything that falls out of his filthy mouth his finances, Tierra Brown missing her graduation while being locked up for a murder she didn’t commit, Dallas Police shoot John Husband III in the back, Elizabeth Olivas making her graduation after being detained in Mexico for weeks with an immigration issue that was no fault of her own, WI Governor Scott Walker getting to keep his job, Florida defying U.S. Department of Justice’s demand to stop purging voter rolls, Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, and the unemployed people she made sleep under London Bridge to work during her festivities.
|Episode 035: Right History||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||One of the most important things we can do for our benefit today, and for that of future generations, is to focus on how we “right history.” Too often, we allow ourselves to be portrayed via historical inaccuracies–without protest–or allow ourselves to be written out of history completely. Heit & Cheri begin with a discussion of MSNBC host, Chris Hayes’ recent apology for saying it makes him “uncomfortable” to describe fallen soldiers as heroes.
Other topics include Memorial Day violence in Chicago, progress of the new Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case files site (TheyAlwaysGetAway.com), the first official donor after we began the drive was a conservative, a voicemail from a ticked off viewer, Diddy’s son’s $54K scholarship to UCLA, man who was killed by police while eating the face of another man, homelessness, and biased Wikipedia editors.
|Episode 034: Read Between The Lies||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Smiling faces sometimes tell lies, and don’t tell the truth. This is why you’ve got to read between the lies to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not–fact from fiction.
Heit & Cheri begin the show in an uncharacteristic way–no joking, just straight talk about their disappointment in the way the media and the public have both dropped the ball on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case–and news reporting in general. The media has failed to provide the truthful insight and information we all need, and the people (in large part) have failed to take any initiative to seek the truth. So many people aren’t reading and searching, just clicking “like” and making one-word comments.
Other topics discussed include, a conservative website whose readers are running circles around leftists in their research and participation in the dialogue about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, George Zimmerman’s ex-coworker who recounts his racist behavior on the job, an examination of George Zimmerman’s history of racial profiling, and how you can help Axiom Amnesia support free thinking.
|Episode 033: Don’t Worry, Be Gay!||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||With all this talk about same-sex marriage and who should and shouldn’t be allowed to live as they please, Heit & Cheri say, “Don’t worry, be gay!” After all, why shouldn’t people who want to allow the state to govern their relationship be allowed to volunteer for this invasion into their personal lives?
The show kicks off with audio of Michael Eric Dyson’s excellent monologue when he hosted The Ed Show on MSNBC on the hypocrisy of the Black church for their stance on President Obama’s recent announcement that he personally supports same-sex marriage. Heit & Cheri discuss the hypocrisy of the Black church in depth. Other topics discussed include Obama’s “Yes We Can” campaign song, the Kennedy-Nixon Debates, John F. Kennedy’s address after calling the National Guard to the University of Alabama, Obama’s failure to address Black issues, confrontation between U.S. Representative Corinne Brown and Florida State Attorney Angela Corey (Marissa Alexander), Lil Boosie beating the murder rap, Ron Paul suspending campaign, April unemployment, and Heit & Cheri announce that each week they will showcase a new song and discuss it on the show.
|Episode 032: Let Me Show You How Your [Insert Here] Works||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||This week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory starts out with Heit kicking off the show with his rendition of Brian McKnight’s new song “If You’re Ready To Learn.” The rest of the show follows suit and teaches you how many of the things we encounter work!
Topics discussed include the changing landscape of R&B, Don Lemon’s skin color, celebrities who get nose jobs and other cosmetic procedures, Shaquille O’Neal’s PhD, Beyonce’s journalism award, Zip Cars, communities where there’s no need for money, the myth of food scarcity, petri meat, bankers playing God with technology, Mother’s Day, FAMU band members charged in hazing death, books and movies Heit & Cheri like, and the impact of Facebook on organ donation.
|Episode 031: Chaos Theory||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Reflecting on the anniversaries of the murking of Osama bin Laden and racist police being acquitted for the beating of Rodney King, Heit & Cheri jump into a discussion about social change and conditions of the poor and working class. This week’s episode of “The Axiom Amnesia Theory” questions whether the perception of chaos is inherently negative and whether the perception of organization is inherently positive.
Topics explored include the riots resulting from the verdict in the Rodney King case, immigrants facing deportation after reportedly calling 9-1-1 following a dispute with their employer, Jimmy Kimmel & Barack Obama joke at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes touring with TLC, and the proper way to send feedback to Axiom Amnesia.
|Episode 030: Ground Your Stand||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Cheri kicks off the program yodeling, much to Heit’s surprise. Heit does an impression of Louis Farrakhan, as an introduction to a discussion on whether bodily functions are voluntary or involuntary. This week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory is dedicated to a call to “ground your stand.” That’s right, we’re suggesting that you figure out where you stand on the important issues of the day, and ground that stance.
Topics discussed include whether bodily functions are voluntary or not, Zachary McKee electrocuting himself by urinating on the train’s third rail, treating symptoms instead of the disease itself, repeal of the death penalty in Connecticut and California, billions of dollars in food stamp cutbacks, voter ID laws, cars that drive themselves, “stand your ground” and “castle” laws, Marissa Alexander, gun control, and the misapplication of justice.
|Episode 029: I’m Not Singing Anymore||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit starts the show by saying, “I’m not singing anymore,” only to begin belting a tune moments later. And so begins this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri. The decision whether to “sing” along with the farce that is patriotism and public opinion can be difficult at times–especially when you want to sing, but just not to the tune of another drummer. This episode is full of examples of singing to the tune of the oppressors, and contrasts of singing to one’s own tune.
Topics covered include, an example of attempted authoritarian rule via attempts to emasculate and shame a defendant on Judge Joe Brown, the Secret Service prostitution scandal, analysis of patriotic songs The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the Star Spangled Banner, and a discussion on bullying and Phoenix’s Q-High–a high school just for LGBT students.
|Episode 028: Nothing But A Sacrificial Fraud||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Are you nothing but a sacrificial fraud? Do you make sacrifices for the sake of the group, all the while posing as something or someone whom you’re not? In this episode, Heit & Cheri will help you to rightly divide fact from fiction where the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of groupthink is concerned. Topics discussed include Rick Santorum’s announcement that he’s dropping out of the GOP primary, Angela Corey’s announcement that there will be no grand jury in the Trayvon Martin case, challenging the idea that the system is greater than any individual in the system, the effectiveness of old school Civil Rights tactics–marching and rallying, Mary J. Blige’s crispy chicken commercial, Black stereotypes, and more…||04/11/2012|
|Episode 027: They Always Get Away||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Doesn’t it seem like the assholes who perpetrate offensives “always get away?” Heit kicks off this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with an imitation of George Zimmerman, easily the most hated man in America right now. Other topics include an update on the Trayvon Martin case, the Afghan war vet who claims Bank of America cheated him out of $25,000, U.S. imposing stricter Iranian sanctions, U.S. funding Syrian rebels, violence in Iraq at an all time low since the U.S. first invaded the country, the International Criminal Court’s targeting of Africans, Blacks faring better in court when they wear glasses, and a lighthearted discussion of miniature models that Heit & Cheri want to build.||04/04/2012|
|Episode 026: NewsNone||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||If you’ve paid attention to previous episodes of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri, then you know that the media plays a huge role in the information we all receive, and how we interpret that information–news in particular. In this 90-minute edition of the show, the duo tackles a variety of topics related to Black media, Black-owned businesses, the impact of social media as the new trendsetter for what the mainstream media covers, why we fear division so much, and what the pursuit of capitalism has to do with all of this.||03/28/2012|
|Episode 025: JustUs Do It||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||The show gets off to a funny start with an impression of Dr. Cornel West, but it quickly takes a serious tone as Heit & Cheri discuss justice and “doing it.”
Topics covered include, the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman Case, the Dane Scott Jr. case, the “Don’t Re-nig” bumper sticker, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (Afghanistan massacre), Jason Russell of Kony 2012 found naked on the street, Paul Ryan’s new budget plan, Cheri’s unpopular video, Bradley Manning and Wikileaks, activism: rallies/protests vs. social media, and the challenging of other axioms.
|Episode 024: Help In Theory||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Most people want to do more than just “Help In Theory,” they want to actually help themselves and other people. In order to accomplish this, you’ll need to do some critical thinking. In this week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri tackle tough topics and tragic events, all related to helping ourselves and others.
Topics discussed include schools forcing students and their parents to pay fines for tardiness and breaking other rules, the latest on the Kony 2012 propaganda, the Afghanistan massacre by U.S. military, and a mailbag question from Abstract Beats about the practical application of The Axiom Amnesia Theory.
|Episode 023: Allot Of Redemption||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||This week, Heit & Cheri address a number of current event topics along with proposing the appropriate philosophical modifications necessary to practice Axiom Amnesia. Topics discussed include pseudo-intellectual peacocking, symbolic voting, why it’s stupid for Black and Brown people to support Ron Paul, acknowledgement of affirmative action policies as being discriminatory in nature, Eric Holder’s recent statements used to justify the legality of murdering U.S. citizens without due process, Barack Obama’s 3/6/2012 press conference, and comparing and contrasting the benefits and drawbacks of jail and college.
In the end, some of us really need “Allot Of Redemption” during the process of embracing Axiom Amnesia!
|Episode 022: Whiff Of A Mad World||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||It’s a mad, mad world, and this week Heit & Cheri give you a whiff of it. After months of listening to rhetoric from Ron Paul fans, they decide it’s time to expose their madness in this episode of the Axiom Amnesia Theory.
They also expose the madness in other current events, including the Supreme Court corporate personhood case, the banker’s 1% tip receipt hoax, the 86-year-old man (Aaron Brantley) left on the ground as people walked by after carjacking, Douglas Kennedy charged with child endangerment for trying to take his OWN child from hospital ward, Barack Obama’s campaign contribution emails, the Obamas singing and dancing their way through politics, Barack Obama’s target marketing, and the Axiom Amnesia Facebook poll question of the day. And, in our health segment, Heit & Cheri give a whiff of their own madness with pointers on how to identify a healthy bowel movement.
Ahhh, yes… Take a whiff of this mad world!
|Episode 021: Mary’s Little Lambs||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||The elites know that if you give the masses a leader, the delusions will set in. They’re experts at making you believe they’re the best at managing society and the lives of the people. This week, Heit & Cheri take on the axiom that people need leaders, and continue the discussion with topics including whether Whitney Houston’s death was an Illuminati sacrifice, 9/11 conspiracy theories, social and monetary systems, and other topics.||02/22/2012|
|Episode 020: The Great Race Debate||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||As Black History Month continues, Heit & Cheri take on more issues related to African Americans. Topics discussed include NYC shootings of Black Men, White Buffalo Firefighters awarded $2.7 million in bias case, affirmative action, Black assimilation into mainstream culture, Axiom Amnesia Awards, Movie of the Year: Castaway on the Moon, Song of the Year: Rich Man’s World by Immortal Technique, independent films and music, speaking English in America versus immigrant languages, prejudice against immigrants, immigrants with businesses in Black neighborhoods, how foreigners view African Americans, Black entertainers as entrepreneurs, White entertainers who sound “Black,” Joss Stone, Christina Aguilera, Adele, how people only read news headlines and don’t read the entire article: “You haven’t even read it!,” how immigrants know more U.S. history than natural born citizens, Baby Blue Ivy and the ridiculous obsession over her pics, Whitney Houston’s death, denial of welfare benefits to U.S. citizen children whose parents are undocumented, bias toward wealthy celebrities, nepotism, whether Black Republicans are like runaway slaves, Greek austerity measures, what’s good for the economy is bad for the people, and the notion of Black Leaders.||02/15/2012|
|Episode 019: Stay Connected||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Staying connected–it’s the thing that we as humans desire, delight in, but also find challenging at times. Whether talking about technology or romance, staying connected is a multifaceted concept that Heit & Cheri address head on in this episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory.
Topics discussed include technology used as an extension of a person’s mind, how technology influences the way we communicate, intimacy versus impersonal communication, call waiting, generational fads and dress, hip-hop culture, American obsession with youth, men in skinny jeans, sacrificing comfort for fashion, metrosexual males, changing norms of masculinity, male birth control pills, how children impact lifestyles, axioms related to maturity, life sacrifices, the ideal life, maintaining culture and traditions, propensity toward predictability and order, illusion of control, foundational beliefs, group politics, BBC TV show Survivors, individualism versus collectivism, societal norms and etiquette/manners, honesty in personal relationships, the lies we all tell, personal image as related to beauty and fashion, peacocking, getting a whiff of other people’s “madness,” sensory memory, giving your mate what they want, forced gift-giving, and sacrifice and communication in romantic relationships.
|Episode 018: Numbers Are Not The Most Beautiful Thing||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||This week Heit & Cheri welcome philosopher and independent thinker, Daniel Coffeen, to The Axiom Amnesia Theory for a discussion on modern rhetoric–the art and practice of navigating the world while in motion, negotiating circumstantial propriety. The conversation winds its way on a scenic route through discussions on the concepts of irony, bound infinity, affect as knowledge, power and what it means to be political, the role of voting in society, interpretations of language, social politics, Occupy Wall Street, rule of law, liberalism, challenging the philosophical questions, undoing centralized discourses–changing how people think, role of the media, critical thinking in children and young adults, and finally back to language–where the conversation began.||02/01/2012|
|Episode 017: We Shall OverCharge||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||“We Shall OverCharge” is the theme of the week, as Heit & Cheri discuss making the move to Google+, use of the term “ghetto” as a pejorative, negative connotations of the terms “black” and “nappy,” standards of beauty and physical attributes, Ron Paul’s assertion that the North should have bought the slaves from the South in order to free them, Newt Gingrich denying that he wanted an open marriage, Rick Santorum advocating assassinations of U.S. citizens and others who work contrary to American “interests,” U.S. sense of entitlement to lead and control technological advances around the world, SOPA/PIPA protest, Internet piracy, Hana Beshara (Ninja Video Queen) arrested, Anonymous’ cyber attacks on FBI, Department of Justice, and MPAA, Megaupload.com taken down, retail politics, Internet censorship and monopolization, Facebook censorship/pay-to-play, rejecting law enforcement applicants for high IQs, the disparity between health care quality with and without insurance.||01/25/2012|
|Episode 016: You Must Not Know Who I Am?||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||You must not know who I am, because if you did, you’d give me access without having to pay to play. Heit & Cheri take on this axiom via discussions about the urinating Marines, radiologists cheating on med school exams, practicing medicine without a license, McCain’s gaffe endorsing Obama, Virginia ballot controversy shutting out GOP primary candidates, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and John Huntsman, Buddy Roemer’s GOP debate blackball, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour’s controversial pardons, Stephen Colbert’s super PAC, ATM thieves, curing cancer by coughing, and a transplanted heart that kept on ticking after being dropped on the ground during transport.||01/18/2012|
|Episode 015: Who’s The Bum?||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Most people have a perception about bums and the homeless, but this week, Heit & Cheri challenge you to ask the question, “Who’s the bum?” They begin with a discussion of political balderdash, including commentary on Rick Santorum’s alleged racist comments about Blacks and entitlements and scrutiny of Barack and Michelle Obama’s relationship as an example for other Blacks, the rising Black unemployment, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and the Terrorist Expatriation Act.
Next, the conversation turns to other social issues, such as the Marine who got into an altercation on a public bus over the use of the word, “nigger.” The final segment wraps up by focusing on the implication of “first-world problems,” as exhibited by Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, who recently demolished her $12 million home to build her “dream home” in its place — all while more and more people find themselves facing homelessness.
|Episode 014: Hmmm…||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||For the first show of 2012, Heit & Cheri decide to tackle “things that make you go hmmm,” starting with the axiom that there should be gender-specific restroom facilities. Next, the conversation turns to cultural norms of potty positions and childbirth positions, and then on to more things that make you go hmmm. The final segment highlights a clip of Dick Gregory, where he discusses genetically modified foods, and the duo goes toe to toe on whether these foods are really cause for concern.||01/04/2012|
|Episode 013: The End Of The World||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||We all know that the world is ending in 2012, so Heit & Cheri decide to take a glimpse into what the new year will bring. Lyndon Baty’s avatar, which allows him to attend school and Google’s driverless vehicle are among the topics discussed. Heit & Cheri also make some special predictions for the year 2012. The last segment of the show is dedicated to more serious current event topics, such as the escalation of war rhetoric with Iran, the U.S. accusation that Iran is responsible for the 9/11 attacks, the death of Kim Jong Il, and the latest on Iraq since the departure of U.S. troops.||12/28/2011|
|Episode 012: Calm Before The Storm||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||The “calm” before the storm itself, gives little indication of what will follow, but those who paid attention to what happened before the calm fully expect what comes next. As such, the calm before the storm is the perfect analogy to describe aspects of the world’s state today. Aaron Hawkins of WaitingForTheStorm.com shares his views with Heit & Cheri on a variety of topics including self defense and protest tactics, Occupy Wall Street, gun control, NDAA 2012, SOPA, Wikileaks, the impact of the media and PR on public opinion, Bradley Manning, impending economic collapse, Middle East instability, 9/11, nuclear weapons, Japan, WWII, Hiroshima, responsible consumerism, the impact of US consumption on others in the world, the concept of the greater good, cognitive dissonance, and other questions of morality.
The fundamental question is whether we are willing to change — and if so, how much? What are we willing to sacrifice? How do we gauge success?
|Episode 011: The Machine||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Imagine a world in which all of your computer storage is online and you don’t have storage drives on your computers and other devices — that world is almost here. Heit & Cheri provide opinions on the cloud storage trend and also discuss eBooks, Philly Mayor Nutter’s speech, disdain for natural hair, condemnation of sagging pants, cultural acceptability, Time Magazine December 5th cover, Fox News, Info-Tainment, and Op-Eds as they fight against the Machine.||12/14/2011|
|Episode 010: Remind Me Of What I Think||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||It starts with the decision to “play a little game.” Listen as Heit & Cheri let the conversation unfold from topic to topic, letting you hear their perspectives on everything from the strange to the sublime. Some of the subjects discussed include the meanings of people’s names, skyscraper farms, technology as extensions of the human body, hydroponics, elite control, creativity, the concept of owning parts of the earth, land ownership and property, modes of communication, one thing Cheri does that bothers Heit, Russell Simmons and the Rushcard, Master P, street gangs, and foot infections.||12/07/2011|
|Episode 009: Holiday Solutionists||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Who bears responsibility for providing solutions? You want a solution? Become a solutionist. Heit & Cheri share opinions on the Egyptian protests, Arab Spring, Occupy Protests, UC Davis and Lt. Pike, violence against protesters, Black Friday, the most valuabe gifts, holiday budgeting, redefining the Holidays, eating your vegetables, and Newt Gingrich wanting to put poor kids to work.||11/30/2011|
|Episode 008: Protect Us From Us||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit writes a violent movie script while Cheri promotes a naked natural body campaign; Age appropriation and MPAA movie ratings are discussed. Heit & Cheri even take on the topics of Penn State, the Army Kill Team, recognizing aliens, and the woman who died from a 13-year-old bullet wound.||11/23/2011|
|Episode 007: Be The Future||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit & Cheri talk time philosophy in relation to humanity and shaping the world. They also welcome special guest, technological and scientific advocate and talented MC, Greydon Square, who shares his insights on the Occupy protests and his philosophy of using music to educate and inform people.||11/16/2011|
|Episode 006: Time To Dress Gangsta||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||In this week’s episode of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, Heit & Cheri talk about on the FBI classifying the Insane Clown Posse’s fans, the Juggalos, as a gang. The duo also discusses the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, possible war with Iran in the near future, and the latest news and commentary on the Occupy Wall Street events in Oakland, CA and Denver, CO.||11/09/2011|
|Episode 005: All About The 99 Percent||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Join Heit & Cheri for a discussion on the drone killing of Anwar al-awlaki’s 16 year-old son, the latest on the Occupy Wall Street protests, Papa John’s Pizza arson by Domino’s employees, disgruntled Taco Bell customer who set fire after chalupa didn’t have enough meat and the Adolph Hitler child custody case.||11/02/2011|
|Episode 004: Don’t Make Me Eat Your Philosophy||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit & Cheri discuss Texas prisons’ decision to limit weekend meals, sagging pants, the concept of freedom, the killing of Moammar Gaddafi, and listener questions: the Illuminati and the U.S. education system.||10/26/2011|
|Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit & Cheri discuss the U.S.’s thirst for murder and violence, as illustrated by the Obama Administration’s approach to ‘The War on Terror,’ Libyan bombings, drone strikes, Guantanamo Bay detainment, murder of U.S. citizens, nuclear proliferation and the celebration of Bin Laden’s death.||10/19/2011|
|Episode 002: Inhumanitarian Mission||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Heit & Cheri discuss current events related to the Iranian assassination plot, sending U.S. troops to Africa, withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Occupy Wall Street, Israel/Palestine conflict and international water shortages.||10/17/2011|
|Episode 001: The Axiom Amnesia Theory||Go to podcast!||Listen on Stitcher!||Join Heit & Cheri in the introductory episode of the Axiom Amnesia Theory! The duo discusses the Axiom Amnesia theory and its significance in today’s world, along with the role of media and groups, submission to authority, patriotism, individualism versus collectivism, forms of government.||10/11/2011|
Quickies (Short Podcasts)
|Trayvon Martin And Oscar Grant Cases Teach Us About Justice||Go to podcast!||Heit of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri quickly explores the idea that what we typically call justice is nothing more than the workings of politics. The only thing that can result from activities within the “justice” system is politics, because its roots are in politics. The cases of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant clearly illustrate this sad truth. Every arrest, charge, trial, and conviction/acquittal is a political one. All prisoners are political prisoners. Justice is never served; politics is||03/16/2012|
|Peacocking And Opportunism: New Black Liberation Militia Plans Citizen’s Arrest In Trayvon Martin Case [Video]||Go to podcast!||Yesterday, the New Black Liberation Militia announced that they will attempt a citizen’s arrest of George Zimmerman, the white neighborhood watch captain, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. This is little more than a shameful publicity stunt!
In the video, Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri explains why this is a bunch of BS.
|Neighborhood Murk Captain George Zimmerman Defended By Police Department||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory discuss the latest in the Trayvon Martin case, in which Sanford, Florida Police Chief (Billy Lee) defends why the department has failed to arrest or otherwise charge George Zimmerman for the February 26th shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
This case is an issue of race because Trayvon was a young, Black boy whom George Zimmerman, the white, self-appointed neighborhood watchman shot to death after calling 911 and being told to let police handle the situation. George Zimmerman and the Sanford Police Department need to be held accountable for their actions in this case. Trayvon Martin and his family deserve justice in this case.
|Justice From Mississippi Supreme Court For Pardon Recipients In Haley Barbour Controversy [Video]||Go to podcast!||In a 6-3 opinion, The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled that former Governor Haley Barbour’s pardons were legal after weeks of controversy. Listen as Heit & Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory discuss the controversy in a excerpt from “Episode 016: You Must Not Know Who I Am”, followed by an update on the recent ruling.||03/12/2012|
|KONY 2012 Play-By-Play Commentary – A MUST Watch Video!||Go to podcast!||The KONY 2012 video has taken the Internet by storm, with over 50 million YouTube views as of today. Since its release, just about everyone, including celebrities, has tweeted or shared the 30-minute video on Twitter or Facebook. In the video, the director Jason Russell calls for the “arrest” of Lord’s Resistance Army leader, Joseph Kony. Millions of people have joined in support of U.S. military intervention in Central Africa as a result, but there is an ulterior motive that people are clueless about–the desire to gain valuable natural resources (oil, gold, etc.) and neocolonial gain over China–the mission of Africom. In the following video, Heit & Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory provide a play-by-play commentary on the original KONY 2012 video. Anyone currently supporting or considering supporting the Kony 2012 campaign needs to watch this in-depth analysis of the tactics used to persuade millions of viewers to join this movement by donating money and sharing the video.||03/10/2012|
|KONY 2012 Promotes Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009||Go to podcast!||Director Jason Russell’s KONY 2012 film and campaign has gone viral, calling for the “arrest” of LRA leader, Joseph Kony. Millions of people have joined in support of U.S. military intervention in Central Africa as a result, but there is an ulterior motive that people are clueless about–the desire to gain valuable natural resources (oil, gold, etc.) and neocolonial gain over China–the mission of Africom.
Heit & Cheri explain the entire motive for the U.S.’s move from Iraq/Afghanistan to Africa in excerpts from Episode 002: Inhumanitarian Mission of The Axiom Amnesia Theory, which originally aired 10/17/2011 http://tinyurl.com/7lzpnos .
|Rush Limbaugh’s Advertisers Boycott Over Fluke Statements IS NOT A Woman’s Rights Issue!||Go to podcast!||Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory with Heit & Cheri takes a few moments to explain why the controversy over Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ is not about women’s rights at all. The boycott is a waste of time because it doesn’t address the root cause of the issue.
Be sure to check out Heit’s article mentioned in the video: Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, & Boycotters: You Got Played! http://bit.ly/xlyB24
|Rahm Emanuel Gives Up On Children; Parents Absolve Elected Officials Of Responsibility||Go to podcast!||Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tells Chicago Teacher’s Union president Karen Lewis “25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything.” Heit of The Axiom Amnesia Theory podcast responds. He also addresses the axiom of “it’s the parents.’||03/02/2012|
|Life Through Whitney Houston’s Death [Video]||Go to podcast!||In the week since the death of Whitney Houston, a lot of things have transpired–the speculation over what led to her death, the Grammys, the public mourning of a music legend, the anguish felt by her daughter Bobbi Kristina, mother Cissy and other family and close friends, the speculations on whether ex-husband Bobby Brown would or wouldn’t attend the funeral (he did both), countless TV documentaries with names like “Death of a Diva” and “Remembering Whitney Houston,” the images of rousing tributes at the funeral, and the dramatic moment when the silver and gold casket was hoisted to the shoulders of pallbearers as Whitney’s voice sang I will Always Love You, etching a final moment into all of our memories.
But, in the end what does it all mean? How have these events–the life and death of Whitney Houston–affected us both individually and collectively? What will we take away? In this video, Heit & Cheri tell a story of life and people. They tell their own story, along with commentary on life through the death of Whitney Houston.
|Ever Written A Letter To YOUR Master?||Go to podcast!||How would you respond if your former slave master asked you to come on “back home” to the plantation, promising better treatment than anyone else could give you and your family? This is exactly what happened to Jourdon Anderson in 1865, when Colonel P. H. Anderson asked him to kindly return to the plantation to resume work after already receiving his freedom.
The letter that former slave Jourdon Anderson wrote is wrought with the stark reality of the mindset of former slaver owners and newly freed slaves. After reading the letter (see full text below), Heit & Cheri knew they needed to discuss it. Please take a few minutes to view the video discussion below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
|Barack Obama’s State Of The Empire Address To The Elite 2012||Go to podcast!||On January 24, 2012, President Barack Obama delivered the 2012 State Of The Union address in which he gave us all an idea of where he wants us to believe the country is headed over the next year and beyond.
Heit & Cheri took this opportunity to decipher the code-speak and provide you with the bottom line messages of Barack Obama’s address in the video below. Topics discussed include, the notion of helping only “responsible” Americans receiving government relief, the illusion of choice, states forcing students to stay in school until 18 or graduation, border patrol and law enforcement, the DREAM Act, strict enforcement of illegal immigration, quoting Warren Buffet, corporations profiting from technology paid for by public funding, a “fair shot” economy–what it really means, unfair advantages of class and race, intimidation around the world, the notion of “American dignity,” crippling sanctions on Iran, international trade agreements, in-sourcing jobs and the illusion of job creation, the American economy, who really built America, and the American “reach” around the world.
|Stop Picking On Poor People!||Go to podcast!||How many times must we endure listening to clueless people blame the poor for being victims of the economic policies of the rich? They present it as if the playing field is level, and all poor people need to do is work harder and they can achieve the success that the wealthy enjoy.
Heit & Cheri are sick and tired of hearing statements like this as they discuss the most recent incidents involving Gene Marks’ piece on Forbes.com (If I Was A Poor Black Kid), Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Philly Mayor Nutter, and more.
|Negus!||Go to podcast!||Have you ever been in a spelling bee? Heit & Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory use a recent example of a boy challenged to spell the word “negus” (which sounds very close to the N-word) in a spelling bee to delve into a discussion about cultural bias in US education and beyond.||12/05/2011|
|Lay The Pimp Hand Down||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri of The Axiom Amnesia Theory reflect on the glorification of pimphood by Katt Williams and draw a parallel between a pimp who pimps prostitutes and a pimp who pimps workers on a day job. Is it all the same?||11/30/2011|
|Protect Ya Neck At “Occupy” Protests!||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri have a humorous exchange about the necessary personal protective equipment people should have before engaging at some of the more volatile Occupy Wall Street events. http://bit.ly/vs4n8F||11/08/2011|
|Everybody’s Pimpin’ The 99 Percent!||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri talk about all the millionaires who’ve come to hijack the Occupy Wall Street movement to advance their own agendas. Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 005: All About The 99 Percent. http://bit.ly/rWfAEq||11/02/2011|
|The Hypocrisy Of Marines As The Face Of Occupy Movement||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri talk about why US Marines and other vets should not be the faces of a movement against the “one percent.” Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 005: All About The 99 Percent. http://bit.ly/rWfAEq||11/02/2011|
|Facebook Philosophy||Go to podcast!||s it wrong to ‘like’ your own posts on Facebook? Do you actually like what you ‘like’? Why do users post pics of food on the social networking site? Does what we post and explore on Facebook say anything about what we feel is important or relevant? These are a few questions Heit & Cheri of AxiomAmnesia.Com ask and attempt to answer in this discussion about Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook.||11/01/2011|
|US-imposed Death Sentences Before Trials||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri talk about the United States policy of killing people suspected of opposing them as a way to circumvent having to prove them guilty of crimes through trials, in US courts or military tribunals, excusing them of having to provide proof of their claims or jusification for their actions. Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|They “Support the Troops” But Don’t Want To Go Themselves||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri talk about the hypocrisy involved when people say, “Support the troops,” yet are unwilling to send their own families or go to war themselves. Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|I Love Corn!||Go to podcast!||eit & Cheri talk about how Heit loves all things made from corn! Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|Is Barack Obama A Puppet?||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri talk whether Barack Obama is a puppet and who might be pulling the strings. Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|Fuck Warren Buffet!||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri tell you how they feel about Barack Obama quoting Warren Buffett. Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|What Is A Drone?||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri explain what drones are and their impact on the people in countries where the USA uses them for attacks on enemy “targets.” Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|Heit Is Hungry!||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri have a humorous exchange about whether it’s acceptable for Heit to eat an entire meal during the podcast. Excerpt from The Axiom Amnesia Theory Episode 003: I Need To Have My Head Examined. http://bit.ly/nxV0Hz||11/01/2011|
|#OccupyWallStreet: What Is Your F*cking Message? [VIDEO]||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri discuss the recent Occupy Wall Street protests, asking the question, “What is your f*ucking message?” Increased media attention on the protests, after days of scarce coverage, would lead a thinking person to ask questions about the nature of the protest, protestors and support organizations. Is this an effective means to catalyze change, or will it be soon forgotten once the protesters clear the scene? In the end, what individuals or organizations will benefit?||10/04/2011|
|State-Sanction Murder of U.S. Citizen Anwar al-Awlaki [Video]||Go to podcast!||Heit & Cheri discuss the recent murder of alleged Al Qaeda associate, Anwar al-Awlaki. Does anyone see something wrong with a country that openly orders the murder of its own citizen, thereby denying him the right all U.S. citizens have to due process? Will we hear you cry out against the the murder of Anwar al-Awlaki (who received no trial) with the same passion as you did Troy Davis, who was actually charged with and convicted of a crime?||09/30/2011|