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The Henry Rollins Show

Season 3 Episode 20

Arianna Huffington, Sinead O'Connor

Aired Unknown Aug 31, 2007 on IFC
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Arianna Huffington, Sinead O'Connor
Guest: Arianna Huffington Musical Guest: Sinead O'Connor

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  • Henry welcomes Arianna Huffington and has Sinead O'Connor as his musical guests.

    Never heard of this show because I didn't have IFC for so long now I have the chance to catch up. I'am familiar with Henry Rollins work. He is a straight shooter who'll say thing as it is.

    His opening statements about Freedom of Speech and standing up for your convictions and not following like a zombie what someone says is brilliant. He reminded me of myself there standing up for my beliefs and never afraid to back down to what other cowards would do just to remain in their comfortable positions.

    He goes on with the show with guests with Republican turned Democratic turned book author turned blogger Arianna Huffington. Even though this was taped in 2007 since we are still in an election year the stuff that Arianna says about HIlary and Obama are relevant.

    She basically sums up Hilary as a smart woman with lots of experience but a bit cold and calculative which is how many people see her. She describes Obama as a great speaker with charisma but who might lack certain things Hilary has.

    The talk then turns to the war and whether Republicans would want to turn Democrat. The talk also looks at Arianna's brief run for governor of California.

    She also says here that even though she lost she learned of from the experience. Arianna has had success in other things so her main point was that failure doesn't mean much as long as you have success. It's a great lesson which many people don't head and kind of like Henry's comment about Freedom of Speech people are too afraid to change their lives and accept what they got.

    Sinead was great as the musical guests. You might disagree with her views but the woman can play.

    All in all it was a solid show.moreless

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    • Henry Rollins: (To Arianna Huffington) Years ago, I was watching television, and I forget what show it was, but there you were, and you said, and I'm semi-quoting you, you said "I just...I just watched Pat Buchanan speak and I..I think I preferred his speech when he did it in the original German."
      (Arianna laughs)
      Henry Rollins: And whatever was in my mouth, shot violently through my nose and I've wanted to meet you ever since. So, thank you for being here.

    • Henry Rollins: (Teeing off) Have you ever heard someone remark that if they said what was really on their mind...and I always wonder what the f*$k is holding them back? And when they finally do let loose and feel all the better for it, they're never the same. It's good for you. It's essential and, note to you pseudo-patriots out there, it is quintessentially American. Can't handle it? I don't know what to tell you besides, Speak up!

      When you exercise your freedom of speech, you shed your fear and your tolerance for bullsh!t plummets. The key word here is exercise. If you don't use it, you will lose it. When you submit, when you stop standing up for your beliefs, then you become architects of the end and you benefit those who work to further limit you. They factor in that there are millions who will not question, who will not speak their mind, who will 'go with the flow' and basically submit to that which they wrongly think they are powerless to change. What if, all those people stood up and let their voices be heard? What if?

      We do our level best to use this show as a platform to let voices, attitudes and ideas be expressed and heard, from me shooting my mouth off to the interviews we conduct to the bands who come on here and do exactly what they want. Viewers are free to draw their own conclusions and believe me, I hear all about it. Fair enough. That's what it's all about. I beg you to see yourselves as defenders of free speech by being the users of free speech. Your silence is death. Free speech - if you want it, you better grab it, and don't let go. Thanks for watching.

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