151 minutes | May 21, 2021

2593 - How Progressives Embraced Palestinians & What's Really Being Canceled w/ Ben Dixon & Ben Burgis

Sam and Emma host Ben Dixon of the Benjamin Dixon Show to talk about the top stories of the week and shifting tides of leftist activist authority in U.S. politics, then Ben Burgis, author of Canceling Comedians While the World Burns, joins to discuss his critique of the current American left. Ben Dixon explores how the greater activist sway in U.S. politics has totally changed the discourse around Israel’s apartheid regime, helping shift the Biden administration’s stance on ceasefire and ensuring that Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib can’t be isolated by the Democratic party for speaking out, before moving onto the blatant Republican obstruction of January Sixth commission and how that could undermine centrist dems’ consistent excuses on bipartisan support. Then, the ladder Ben gives us an argument on how Cancel Culture™ is holding back the left by undermining solidarity and reinforcing carceral logics, and what can be done in terms of breaking up social media to help, before he and Sam explore the greater progression of the left from its niche in the early aughts to the today’s constant performances of social activism. And in the Fun Half: Louie Gohmert warns all of the many Bernie or Bust Billionaires of the gulags and lack of managerial duties in their future, Sam and Emma are forced to double-check Kevin McCarthy’s vax stats, and Chris Doocy incredulously lists off oddly incorrect COVID statistics. Then, Sam and Emma explore the Squad’s vote on the capitol police budget, plus, your calls and IMs!   Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) The AM Quickie is now on YouTube Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too! You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsors: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com. And now Sunset Lake CBD has donated $2500 to the Nurses strike fund, and we encourage MR listeners to help if they can. Here's a link to where folks can donate: https://bit.ly/STVincentNurses Hello Fresh offers you fresh, pre-measured ingredients and mouthwatering seasonal recipes delivered right to your door. Go to HelloFresh.com/majority12 and use code majority12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Quip has new gum is actually good for your oral health, and it comes with a dispenser that’ll remind you of the one-click candy you loved as a kid. quip Gum can help prevent cavities and freshen breath when chewed for 20 minutes after eating. It’s sugar-free, and has tooth-friendly xylitol with zero calories. If you go to getquip.com/majority right now, you can get a free plastic dispenser with any refill plan. Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattLech @BF1nn  
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