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Published:August 19th, 2007 08:44 EST
Vestige of the Vox Populi # 47

Vestige of the Vox Populi # 47

By Sean Stubblefield

Henry Rollins.

Musician, writer, actor, spoken word comedian, social commentator/activist, talk show host, friend of Bill Shatner.

And my hero.

On his self named talk show, Henry has a segment aptly called Teeing Off, which is a ranting monologue with typical Rollins caustic intensity and clever Nietzschean insight. A play on words, the title “Teeing Off” infers being ticked off-- and perhaps ticking us off with him, as well as a golf term suggesting a launching off point. In this clip from a recent episode, he criticizes American news media, challenging us to not stop caring about what goes on in the world.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTDWoG3HKpM

 

The implication, as always, is that we have the capacity and responsibility of influence.