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How do nice people end up in a militia, or attacking peaceful protestors?

How does someone go from Youtube viewer to violent agitator?

So many of us may be asking these same questions.

Leading academics are grappling with them, but right now, the ivory tower isn’t what we need.

Glitterpill believes these are grassroots problems with community solutions. The Glitterpill community wants to give every day people the tools they need to help their friends, family, and coworkers from falling down a dangerous rabbit hole.

As much as social media can be a treacherous landscape of fake news and echo chambers, Glitterpill believes it also has the potential to revive healthy debate and foster powerful transformational discussions.

In Glitterpill you will receive important data, analyzed by a professional researcher and trained academic in the field of countering violent extremism so that you can stay up to date without the fatigue of parsing through each and every piece of news yourself.

The Glitterpill Podcast Samantha Kutner

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How do nice people end up in a militia, or attacking peaceful protestors?

How does someone go from Youtube viewer to violent agitator?

So many of us may be asking these same questions.

Leading academics are grappling with them, but right now, the ivory tower isn’t what we need.

Glitterpill believes these are grassroots problems with community solutions. The Glitterpill community wants to give every day people the tools they need to help their friends, family, and coworkers from falling down a dangerous rabbit hole.

As much as social media can be a treacherous landscape of fake news and echo chambers, Glitterpill believes it also has the potential to revive healthy debate and foster powerful transformational discussions.

In Glitterpill you will receive important data, analyzed by a professional researcher and trained academic in the field of countering violent extremism so that you can stay up to date without the fatigue of parsing through each and every piece of news yourself.

    9. Candid Conversations

    9. Candid Conversations

    Sometimes candid conversations make for the best interviews.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    8. Moments of Rupture

    8. Moments of Rupture

    For show notes and other bonus content please visit: https://linktr.ee/samanthaqkutner

    • 1 hr 27 min
    7. Celebrating Culture With Bjorn Ihler

    7. Celebrating Culture With Bjorn Ihler

    Food is a lens to view culture. In this episode Khalifa Ihler cofounder Bjorn Ihler and I talk about Azday, a project to gather stories of food and culture. Sit down, bring a beverage, get cozy as you hear rare ethnographic interview excerpts with Australian Proud Boys while learning about couscous. 

    • 54 min
    6. Tackling Terrorism’s Taboo: Shame and the Proud Boys

    6. Tackling Terrorism’s Taboo: Shame and the Proud Boys

    Episode 6: Tackling Terrorism’s Taboo: Shame and the Proud Boys 
     
    “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” It’s been [ ] years since Jung wrote those words, and [ ] years since Dostoyevsky’s shame and sin emerged in “Demons.” 
     
    What can the threat assessment community and analysts themselves learn from shame? 
     
    In this episode, I speak with Far Right analyst  Matt Kriner, on shame as a human universal, and it’s role in the recruitment and radicalization process. 

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    Take The Redpill Understanding the Allure of conspiratorial Thinking Among Proud Boys
    https://gjia.georgetown.edu/2020/09/07/take-the-redpill-understanding-the-allure-of-conspiratorial-thinking-among-proud-boys/

    Skeptics in the Pub “Take the Redpill” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quPPOrYtBHY&t=832s

    Existential Kink
     
    https://www.audible.com/pd/Existential-Kink-Audiobook/1094125016?source_code=GO1DH13310082090OM&ds_rl=1262685&ds_rl=1263561&ds_rl=1260658&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIweqG67md7wIVJAnnCh3lmwSREAAYASAAEgIdVPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
    The Way We Never Were
    https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Way-We-Never-Were-Audiobook/1549175386?source_code=GO1DH13310082090OM&ds_rl=1262685&ds_rl=1263561&ds_rl=1260658&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9bO_gbqd7wIVoj6tBh3X3AeyEAAYASAAEgIzXPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
    Lincoln’s Melancholy & Male Friendships
     
    https://www.audible.com/ep/title/?asin=B002V8LJ0Y&source_code=GO1GB12709141890JV&device=m&cvosrc=ppc.google.lincolns%20melancholy&cvo_campaign=1679154402&cvo_crid=336239688183&Matchtype=e&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjbTPnbqd7wIV_h-tBh2prAy5EAAYASAAEgLn2PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
    Resources
     
    Should Work is Shame Work
    https://www.rowancenterla.com/new-blog/2015/6/3/musterbation-the-danger-in-shoulding-all-over-the-place
     
    The Jung Reader 
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19409052.2012.726405?journalCode=rijj20
     
    Man Therapy
     
    https://mantherapy.org

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Fitness World's Far Right Problem

    The Fitness World's Far Right Problem

    Research suggests that identity-based goals are great for ensuring long-term success. But what if the identity you've constructed involves harmful elements that have nothing to do with fitness, and everything to do with hate? In this episode, I sit down with Urban Antonio, a personal trainer of over two decades who has seen the rise of the far-right in the wellness industry.
     
     
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    GUEST LINKS

    LIST OF WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE SHARED QANON CONTENT

    https://conspirituality.net/redpilled/

    History of Eugenics and Fascism in the Wellness Industry
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/35957173?fbclid=IwAR0eMaG9nCNiy_1EYj9mokzAbnn_-caael7iYxsBWQiaQ-UYGIfzFc61ePs

    URBAN ANTONIO’s BLOG

    https://urbanantonio.com/blog/

    GRACIE FAMILY AND RACISM
    http://www.thescrap.co/helio-gracie-linked-to-1930s-brazilian-fascism-movement/

    The Story of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Luta Livre
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR3fLv88pmPA4AgHpynRXZI-ZwfacNjMMDsgGMRue3_AJZtQ7421G6Q-UI8&v=9uVmf6NXyFY&feature=youtu.be

    Deconstructing the Gracie Mythology (Part 1) Philosophy commons.
    https://www.typepad.com/the_grumpy_grappler/2014/06/deconstructing-the-gracie-

    The Jiu-Jitsu History The Gracies Don’t Want You to Hear
    https://www.bjjee.com/articles/the-jiu-jitsu-history-the-gracies-dont-want-you-to-hear/
     
     
     
     
     
     

    RESEARCH

    Take The Redpill Understanding the Allure of conspiratorial Thinking Among Proud Boys
    https://gjia.georgetown.edu/2020/09/07/take-the-redpill-understanding-the-allure-of-conspiratorial-thinking-among-proud-boys/

    The Allure of Hypermasculinity and Cryptofascism In Men Who Join the Proud Boys
    https://icct.nl/app/uploads/2020/05/Swiping-Right-The-Allure-of-Hyper-Masculinity-and-Cryptofascism-for-Men-Who-Join-the-Proud-Boys.pdf

    Rise Above Movement
    Thread: https://twitter.com/berkeleyantifa/status/1304088257836101633

    Serbia expels US neo-Nazi after investigative website Bellingcat outed his location
    Rise Above Movement https://www.counterextremism.com/supremacy/rise-above-movement

    HOW far-right hooligans hijack MMA for training and recruitment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yt-6utXzI4&t=58s

    Punks and Nazis

    https://www.gq.com/story/punks-and-nazis-oral-history

    Generation Identity
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-41694-2_6

    Yoga, white supremacy and cultural appropriation.

    Cultural Appropriation “If Gandhi took a yoga class.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBMc9s8oDWE
     
    Pastel Qanon: https://www.vox.com/videos/2020/10/28/21538763/save-the-children-qanon-instagram

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 3: Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us.

    Episode 3: Red Pill, Blue Pill: How to Counteract the Conspiracy Theories That Are Killing Us.

    On March 4th, Qanon adherents will flock to D.C. to support what they believe will be Trump’s “true inauguration.” The March 4th date is a Sovereign Citizen conspiracy that dovetails with followers anticipation of “the storm.” Trump, on-brand, has increased the prices for his hotel stay for this date. In this episode journalist, OG Glitterpill member, & friend David Neiwert and I talk about how conspiracy theories operate, the harms they cause, the role journalists can play in reducing their circulation. We also discuss how a trans allegory in a popular 90’s film mutated to a far right recruitment mechanism.

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    Take The Redpill Understanding the Allure of conspiratorial Thinking Among Proud Boys
    https://gjia.georgetown.edu/2020/09/07/take-the-redpill-understanding-the-allure-of-conspiratorial-thinking-among-proud-boys/

    Skeptics in the Pub “Take the Redpill” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quPPOrYtBHY&t=832s

    LARPING as Detachment From Reality
    https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1059684251682000896?s=20

    The Conspiracy Theories That Fueled The Civil War: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/conspiracy-theories-civil-war/612283/

    Qanon Casualties
    https://www.reddit.com/r/QAnonCasualties/
     
     
     
     
     
    Conspiracy theory-driven media drives bigoted far right violence
     
    https://www.dailykos.com/story/2020/9/11/1976424/-David-Neiwert-on-NPR-s-Here-amp-Now-Conspiracy-theory-media-drives-paranoid-bigoted-violence
     
    Detachment Frok Reality Remains an Enduring Far Right Threat https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/opinion/capitol-terrorism-right-wing-proud-boys.html
     
    Redpill Blue Pill
     
    https://www.audible.com/pd/Red-Pill-Blue-Pill-Audiobook/1705252303?source_code=AUDORWS0718179KY7
     

    How a movie directed by two trans women became central to men’s rights activists
    https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/3/30/18286436/the-matrix-wachowskis-trans-experience-redpill
    Bad Coverage Corner
    https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1300662360625934336?s=20
    https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1351241647242305538?s=20
    https://twitter.com/ashkenaz89/status/1317255941461397505?s=20
     
    The White Flight of Derek Black
    https://mville.libguides.com/c.php?g=908087&p=6539367

    Trump hotel in D.C. Hikes Up Price for significant Qanon Date
    https://www.newsweek.com/qanon-trump-hotel-washington-march-1567489

    • 1 hr 21 min

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