Our country has become more divided than at any time since before the Civil War. What's worse is that it seems our current political climate enocurages division. We have to fundamentally change our political system if we are going to see a great reconciliation in America. Time is not on our side. So, it's time to look past all of the Left v. Right, Democrat v. Republican, Black v. White nonsense, and it's time to work hand-in-hand together to bring about a New Revolution!
Recession Fears and Epstein Conspiracies
There are many economists warning of a coming recession in the next couple of years. The best advice for people to prepare for a recession is to pay off credit card bills and build a cushion of savings. The sad truth is many Americans aren't in a position to pay off their high interest debts and build up their savings.
Jeffrey Epstein's death has a lot of people believing conspiracy theories. How exactly was the man at the center of one of the most prominent cases of sex slavery involving the rich and powerful men able to commit the first successful suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in 21 years? Are the guards really to blame? Is it a cover-up?
Finally, MAC tells us a personal story about racism in cheerleading, and we dig into the history of racism in school sports.
Return of the MAC
MAC is back, and, despite her being blackballed by the West Virginia Democratic Party for standing up to Joe Manchin, she's announcing her candidacy for WV House of Delegates. We also talk about Paula Swearengin throwing her hat into the ring against Shelley Moore Capito, the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary, and WV approving a $12,000,000 corporate giveaway to prop up a dying power plant.
Throwback: Benjamin Madley and the American Genocide
Benjamin Madley joins the show to tell us about his award winning book, American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 about the genocide of California’s Indian/Native population. Madley is associate professor of history, University of California, Los Angeles, where he focuses on Native America, the United States, and genocide in world history. He starts off giving a broad overview of some of the evens in California and why he believes what happened should be considered genocide. We talk about what’s at stake if we acknowledge that what happened in the New World was in fact a genocide. Would we owe reparations? Should we return public lands where massacres happened to tribes? We talk about placing the American Genocide alongside atrocities like The Holocaust and The Armenian Genocide. He tells us why genocide matters and breaks down the historical media portrayal of the savage Indian. And we started the episode discussing the passage of the WV Road Bond and the potential for new taxes.
Professor Madley’s has won the following awards:
016 Indian Country Today Hot List
Winner, Los Angeles Times Book Awards in category of History
True West Best New Western Author 2016
Winner, Gold Medal, 2016 California Book Award in category of Californiana
Winner, Inaugural Heyday History Award from Heyday Books
Winner of the 2016 Institute for the Study of Genocide’s Ralph Lemkin Book Award
Link to book: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300181364/american-genocide
Shame on West Virginia Lawmakers
West Virginia lawmakers keep making national headlines for racist, bigoted, and homophobic behavior. West Virginia is already viewed in a negative light. The way some legislators are acting is embarrassing, and it doesn't represent the views of a lot of us living here. We also talk about the campaign finance laws Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) may or may not have broken.