Host Matthew Braunginn examines issues surrounding race and racism from a historical perspective.
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
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
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)
New York Times: These Are the Rioters Who Stormed the Nation’s Capitol
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”
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
The Atlantic: It Was Supposed to Be So Much Worse
washPost: The far-right Trump insurgency just scored a huge propaganda coup
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.