All aboard the Love Train, but don’t cross that picket line! Strike against greed! Yes indeed. At this pivotal moment in Capitalocene history, many routinely exploited American workers in the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, UPS & other unions are on strike. On this episode of FDR, we support the good strikes (go unions!) & oppose the bad strikes—the military strikes, specifically the horrific clusterbombs. There’s also a war on words being waged against me &, of course, YOU. This is not a war OF words, but a war ON words, because corporate social media’s most powerful weapon is to silence us, censoring our words, usually without saying a word about why we can no longer speak. Warning: Explicit Conversations About Politics, Culture, & Sexuality! Now Spotify is censoring my spoken word. Why? Is it something I said? My sexy voice? My leftist politics? Is it because I invented & practice Phone Sex Therapy? Because I'm Jewish? Pro-Palestine? Because I support workers, including sex workers? Neither Spotify, nor Facebook, nor IG, nor YouTube will say. That tends to be the guiding “principle” of corporate social media: Disable the account with no explanation. The disabling of my account(s) is sadly appropriate for Disability Pride Month, & in that spirit, we honor FDR.’s namesake, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, disabled from polio but one of our best Presidents—talk about a great role model for Disability Pride. F.D.R. also stands for F*ck Da Rich &, due to America’s ominous decision to send cluster bombs to Ukraine, I was going to call this show "Cluster F*ck da Rich," but self-censored out of fear of being disabled again. Self-censorship is the opposite of self-pleasure. It is a form of self-harm, but seems grimly necessary to keeping one’s social media accounts alive in these Dark Ages of Corporate Censorship. We are still waiting to hear back from the IG lawyer who said META bots *may* have made a mistake in disabling my accounts, but will they admit it? In the Hollywood strikes, CEO hypocrisy & class warfare are on full, dramatic display. Do the CEOs like Disney Chief Bob Iger care? Hardly. It’s the world of “acting,” but they don’t even bother to act like they care. On the other side, we go bonobos for SAG/AFTRA Prez Fran Drescher! Don't miss our Vice TV documentary premiering August 8! And vote for me for the “Most Popular Sex Educator” Urban X Award: https://urbanxvoting.com/voting/voting-9/ Just call me the “Urban Ashkenazi Love Doctor"... Regarding those clusterbombs: I oppose them, but we take a call from Greg in Central Europe who makes a persuasive case for using them--though it doesn’t persuade me! Check out more prose & great uncensored shows: https://drsusanblock.com/fdr-strike
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