Questions of the Week: Amber, Johnny, and advice for future generations3 min read
Questions of the Week: We asked our Youth Radio Project partner Jenah’Eve Hartman, can you share the latest questions from the website Quora?
[00:00:06] Jenah’Eve: Basically any questions that somebody has, anybody can answer. I get multiple emails, so there’s a bunch of them:
[00:00:14] ‘I forgot to scan my one banana from Walmart and I realized after I came home, do I go back? Will I get in trouble?’ And then the person that’s answering them says, ‘Oh yes, you absolutely must go back and don’t worry.’
[00:00:26] And then there’s other ones like: ‘What do McDonald’s staff eat?’ ‘Can I adopt a homeless teenager?’
[00:00:31] The one that caught my attention was the one about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. And it says: ‘I believe Amber Heard is a victim and Johnny Depp should not be given a retrial. What do you think?’
[00:00:42] I’ll read like a little bit, but it is a very long paragraph. It says, ‘I think you are entirely incorrect in every possible way.’ And then there’s three other people that commented much longer than this one.
[00:00:54] I’ve been following the court case for a very, very, like, since it began. And I’ve been watching the videos, I’ve been going on to some of the live feeds because Johnny Depp has a very special place in my heart as Captain Jack Sparrow and Willy Wonka, and just, like, many different people that I’ve grown up with and still love. But Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, has always been there in my life, he’s always been there. I’ve always been watching Pirates of the Caribbean, one of my favorite movies at some point. And so there’s this childhood figure that I’ve always like loved from the bottom of my heart.
[00:01:36] The whole entire court cases, I’ve watched every single one. I look up multiple videos. At some point I looked up on YouTube, ‘Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Court Cases,’ just like news in general, and I’ve scrolled down that list. There’s completely irrelevant videos. And I’ve watched almost every single one of those videos all the way down to the irrelevant videos. So this caught my eye because I’ve been following up on all of the news.
[00:02:04] John Q: And our classic question from the KEPW News Team this week comes from 1959. The BBC program Face to Face interviews Lord Bertrand Russell.
[00:02:14] BBC Face to Face: One last question. Suppose Lord Russell, this film would be looked at by our descendants, like a Dead Sea Scroll, in a thousand years’ time. What would you think it’s worth telling that generation about the life you’ve lived and the lessons you’ve learned from it?
[00:02:30] Bertrand Russell: I should like to say two things, one intellectual and one moral.
[00:02:36] The intellectual thing I should want to say to them is this: When you are studying any matter or considering any philosophy ask yourself only: What are the facts? And what is the truth that the facts bear out? Never let yourself be diverted either by what you wish to believe or by what you think could have beneficent social effects if it were believed. But look only and solely at: What are the facts? That is the intellectual thing that I should wish to say.
[00:03:12] The moral thing I should wish to say to them is very simple. I should say: Love is wise. Hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things we don’t like. We can only live together in that way.
[00:03:41] If we are to live together and not die together, we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.
[00:03:55] John Q: Our Youth Radio Project question of the week from Quora asks us to choose: Amber or Johnny? And our classic question asks what Lord Russell might want to say to future generations.
[00:04:05] Jenah’Eve Hartman: This is Jenna from the KEPW News Team on 97.3 FM. Thanks.