In this transcript, the speaker starts off by mentioning that there have been internet connectivity issues but proceeds to record a backup of the discussion. They find it amusing that people are questioning and reacting to the current state of affairs, including the cancellation of Noam Chomsky and the surprising news that Kanye West no longer supports President Trump and plans to run for President himself. The speaker reflects on how absurd and normalized these events are, expressing a sense of detachment and amusement. Discussing the concept of gaslighting and the constant drama in society, they wonder if it’s even possible to go back to normalcy after experiencing the whirlwind of the past year. Amid intermittent frustrations with their internet connection, the speaker remarks on the humor and abnormality of the current situation and emphasizes that it’s okay to find it all funny. They end by acknowledging the disruptive impact of the internet issues but vow to continue soldiering through the recording. Pondering the rapid pace of change over the past decade, the speaker highlights the significance of online headlines related to President Trump, questioning how someone who has been in a coma for ten years would react to the normalization of such news. Finally, they touch upon the issue of restrictions on free speech, suggesting a shift towards intolerance and labelling benign comments as hate speech, which they express their intention to discuss further. However, connectivity issues persist, prompting the speaker to consider trying again later.