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Finding the Warmth of Our Sun
30 minutes | 4 days ago
The Coup, Police, and the Koup Klux Klan of it all
A mob of terrorists attempted a coup one week ago. Today, Matthew talks about that insurrection, what went wrong with the capitol police (or was this to be expected?), and how this is what happens in the United States when white people are threatened with a multi-cultural democracy. Oh, and yes, these people are fascist traitors, and any government official that aided this attempt should lose their office and be tried for treason. Correction: At 25:00, the correct date is 1898 for the North Carolina coup, called the "Wilmington Insurrection of 1898" Sources (in order): https://twitter.com/ariehkovler/status/1341016471795843080 https://twitter.com/willjennings80/status/1346946815422320641) NBC News: Republican AGs group sent robocalls urging march to the Capitol FiveThirtyEight: The Police’s Tepid Response To The Capitol Breach Wasn’t An Aberration https://twitter.com/cevansavenger/status/13469209243108679680 Vice: Storm the capitol as a white man and you’ll get a selfie with a cop New york Magazine: What the MAGA Mob at the Capitol Had to Say for Itself) https://twitter.com/jordannovet/status/1346974454040158209 New York Times: These Are the Rioters Who Stormed the Nation’s Capitol https://twitter.com/McCormackJohn/status/1347304394128322577 WEBZ: Chicago Police Union President Defends Those Who Stormed The U.S. Capitol Buzzfeed News: These Black Capitol Police Officers Describe Fighting Off "Racist Ass Terrorists” https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1347213255509422081 SIRIUS XM: https://www.siriusxm.com/clips/clip/0469a9b1-fd7d-4257-ab28-f76acc8fa2aa/58377517-3602-40f9-822a-81dd774d84fb Feds: Police found pickup truck full of bombs, guns near Capitol insurrection WashPost: All 10 living former defense secretaries: Involving the military in election disputes would cross into dangerous territory) Daily Beast: Trump Officials Rush to Keep Him From Sparking Another Conflict—at Home or Abroad LA Mag: ‘An Absolutely Incredible Occurrence’: Rep. Maxine Waters Speaks Amid Today’s Attack on the Capitol https://twitter.com/jimbourg/status/1347559078831284227 The Atlantic: It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse washPost: The far-right Trump insurgency just scored a huge propaganda coup https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1347226818248585217
28 minutes | 11 days ago
Rebroadcast - Citizen Dave, Madison, and Why You're Probably Thinking About Racism Wrong
This week, Matthew revisits this episode about former mayor Dave Ciezslewicz, his problematic columns, Madison, and why you’re probably thinking about racism wrong.
26 minutes | 18 days ago
Rebroadcast: Defund the Police
This week we revisit Matthew's exploration of the role of police in society, their effectiveness, and why the idea of defunding them isn't actually scary.
43 minutes | 25 days ago
On Climate Change, Capitalism, and Race with Nada Elmikashfi
On this episode, Matthew talks with Nada Elmikashfi talk about climate change, the failure of the US to lead, how the future world-leading nations will be the ones leading on climate, and what race and capitalism have to do with it all.
22 minutes | a month ago
The Cruel Madness of the GOP & their coup
Two intersecting behaviors of the GOP are on full display: the idea that only a GOP win is legitimate and their cruelty.
31 minutes | a month ago
Obama, and coming to terms with the failure of Democrats
In this episode, Matthew looks at President Obama as an example of how Democrats at every level fail to wield power effectively, and how a change in the perception of these failures is important to progress.
19 minutes | a month ago
"Defund" the military
In this episode, Matthew talks through the pragmatic, economic, political, and moral reasons that defunding the military and reshaping US foreign policy is a must going forward.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Trumps coup and a broken nation
On this episode, Matthew talks about how Trump is quite clearly attempting a coup, backed up or enabled by the GOP, how the GOP and its voters embrace authoritarianism and reject the notion of a multicultural democracy, and to what extent America and its people are fundamentally broken, making a hard road forward. There is no going back to the normal before 2016, for better or for worse.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
How Madison (and progressives) uphold a racialized caste system
On this episode, Matthew discusses how the Common Council voted to not cut more from MPD's budget and some alders told the county not to match funds for a mental health community response unit, showing the little ways even progressives can help uphold a racial caste system and white supremacy.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Sure, an election review special
On this episode, Matthew talks about some very too soon lessons we can glean from the election. How Black, Latino, and Indigenous organizers won the election for Biden, how Democrats need to do more to empower these organizers, how BLM didn't hurt Dems and in fact helped, and how the GOP continues down a dangerous path.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
When Will The Civil War End?
On this episode, Matthew talks about how the ideological battle (and at times real violence) of the Civil War continues to this day.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
The United States is not a Democracy
On this episode, Matthew tackles the state of the democracy within the United States, but first handles the bad-faith argument "we're a republic not a democracy."
28 minutes | 3 months ago
On Race and Class
On this episode, Matthew talks about the myth of linear racial progress, and why we also need to think about class.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
America: A Failed State
On this episode, Matthew talks about how the United States meets the criteria of a failed state, how this goes beyond partisan politics, and why far-reaching action must take place.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Trump Sympathy, COVID, and American Lies
In this episode, Matthew talks about how some people decide to give Trump sympathy (while he would give you none) and how that relies upon an American lie - whiteness.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Trump: The Symptom, Not the Disease
On this episode, Matthew talks about how President Trump is just a symptom of a much deeper rot that made a Trump-like figure inevitable.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Citizen Dave, Madison, and Why You're Probably Thinking About Racism Wrong
This week, Matthew talks about former mayor Dave Ciezslewicz, his problematic columns, Madison, and why you’re probably thinking about racism wrong.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Trump and the GOP COVID Genocide
In this episode, Matthew explores the failures of Trump and the GOP during our ongoing coronavirus epidemic, and how these failures can be framed as genocide.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Today, Matthew explores the role of police in society, their effectiveness, and why the idea of defunding them isn't actually scary.
10 minutes | 4 months ago
The Weight of Blackness
Today, impacted by the past week and a half of uprisings, white supremacist shooting, and the death of Chadwick Boseman, Matthew touches on the weight of this time on Black America.
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