The Chris Brake guys have become really good friends – especially John – here on WordPress. Their latest episode was an interview with Warren Rodwell, an Australian who got kidnapped for 15 months in The Philippines.
I’m not going to talk too much about who Mr. Rodwell is and the details of his kidnapping because the guys over at The Chris Brake Show have talked about that in length in their interview. Just click the picture to listen to the episode. It’s like an hour. Take a break from your binge watching of The Good Wife and listen to this.
Obviously, this interview really hits home. Whenever I hear something negative about my country, I go 1.) very disappointed and 2.) really really sick to my stomach. I’m not even going to talk about the Abu Sayyaf. You can Google that in your own time because I am not going on a rant about those idiots and give them more exposure. All you need to know is that they are really bad people that happen to share the same country as me, and that it is unfortunate that I am associated to them by some biological accident.
I love my country, I really do. But when I hear something like this, like a really sweet sounding guy who just wants to make a good time of his retirement in another country and then gets kidnapped and possibly traumatized for the rest of his life, I want to disassociate myself from The Philippines. And that’s something you can’t do, or else everyone of us would be changing nationalities on a monthly basis. Except maybe Austrians, I think those guys are doing well.
It was a little hard to listen for me, not gonna lie, because there’s this bitter truth that hey, our nation is a real asshole. I mean, get it together Philippines! But I swear we are not all assholes. I mean I am sometimes. I have a little road rage in me, but I don’t drive anyway so…
The real take away from this post is that the guys over at The Chris Brake Show are worth all the listen. And if you’re not already listening by now, then maybe you should.