This Video Of An Afghan News Anchor Reading The Headlines Surrounded By Armed Taliban Is Surreal And Horrifying

I don't know what this guy is saying, but I know he is saying it carefully and it's probably not his words. The disaster in Afghanistan has proved to be a stark reminder of how good we still have it in The West. And that we shouldn't take things like freedom of speech and freedom of the press for granted. Dave said it very eloquently the other day

Free Speech is a right. True speech is an obligation. An obligation for each and every one of us. Free speech is worthless unless you're trying your best to tell the truth. Something that isn't allowed, clearly, in Afghanistan. We should be practicing what we preach as much as possible because we were all fortunate enough to be born on a piece of dirt that has been protected by the ideas of the Enlightenment and the Constitution of the United States. We aren't perfect. No person or place is. But...we at least have the opportunity to continually strive to form a more perfect union and we should take that opportunity seriously. 

Additionally, shout out to Chaps, Kate, Cons, and Jerry who have provided a unique, graceful, powerful, and truthful perspective on our exit crisis in Afghanistan. I feel like I've learned a lot from the ZBT crew over the last two weeks. Give this a listen if you can