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The Nazification of American Education Refuse Fascism

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Sam interviews Dr. Henry Giroux, renowned educator and author of recently published pieces The Nazification of American Education and The US Is Descending Into a Crisis of Overt Fascism. There’s Still a Way Out. 

Also see Florida students return to schools reshaped by Gov. DeSantis' anti-'woke' education agenda.

Follow Dr. Giroux on Twitter at @HenryGiroux and visit his website at henryagiroux.com.

The FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago is increasing pressure on Trump. In this situation, there is continuing danger and positive potential for the people to weaken a fascist leader and movement. But left on its own, without a mass showing of opposition to what Trump stands for, it will not be enough. 

Trump and his GOP have been incredibly resilient, finding opportunities to turn their "defeats" into opportunities for further hardening of a fascist core. Look at how his supporters are responding to the raid. Every setback he has weathered has led to more vengeance and violence. This is a key lesson of January 6th. 

There is no lack of evidence against Trump. But the problem w/ Trump & Co has never been finding the stuff. There is if anything a glut of evidence. That he still leads his movement despite all this evidence is part of why he is so effective and celebrated. 

Right now, the corrupt ex-president of S. Korea is serving a 20-year sentence. In 2016 and 2017, it took 20 successive Saturday night rallies bringing 16 million into the streets to get her impeached. She was arrested shortly after being driven out of office. 

Trump and his GOP are planning Coup 2.0. If we allow that to go down, they will be all out for revenge and the stakes for humanity will be exponentially higher. 

Fascism can & is happening here & it can't simply be voted away. Relying on official channels, on voting alone, on the Democrats to remedy this instead of taking to the streets in a sustained way has led to inaction & conciliation with fascism.

The question remains, what will the decent people do? Will the future be fascist, or will we act? 

In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America! 

Refuse Fascism is more than a podcast! You can get involved at RefuseFascism.org. Send  your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support:

· Venmo: @RefuseFascism

· Cashapp: $RefuseFascism

· paypal.me/refusefascism

· donate.refusefascism.org

Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown


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Sam interviews Dr. Henry Giroux, renowned educator and author of recently published pieces The Nazification of American Education and The US Is Descending Into a Crisis of Overt Fascism. There’s Still a Way Out. 

Also see Florida students return to schools reshaped by Gov. DeSantis' anti-'woke' education agenda.

Follow Dr. Giroux on Twitter at @HenryGiroux and visit his website at henryagiroux.com.

The FBI raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago is increasing pressure on Trump. In this situation, there is continuing danger and positive potential for the people to weaken a fascist leader and movement. But left on its own, without a mass showing of opposition to what Trump stands for, it will not be enough. 

Trump and his GOP have been incredibly resilient, finding opportunities to turn their "defeats" into opportunities for further hardening of a fascist core. Look at how his supporters are responding to the raid. Every setback he has weathered has led to more vengeance and violence. This is a key lesson of January 6th. 

There is no lack of evidence against Trump. But the problem w/ Trump & Co has never been finding the stuff. There is if anything a glut of evidence. That he still leads his movement despite all this evidence is part of why he is so effective and celebrated. 

Right now, the corrupt ex-president of S. Korea is serving a 20-year sentence. In 2016 and 2017, it took 20 successive Saturday night rallies bringing 16 million into the streets to get her impeached. She was arrested shortly after being driven out of office. 

Trump and his GOP are planning Coup 2.0. If we allow that to go down, they will be all out for revenge and the stakes for humanity will be exponentially higher. 

Fascism can & is happening here & it can't simply be voted away. Relying on official channels, on voting alone, on the Democrats to remedy this instead of taking to the streets in a sustained way has led to inaction & conciliation with fascism.

The question remains, what will the decent people do? Will the future be fascist, or will we act? 

In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America! 

Refuse Fascism is more than a podcast! You can get involved at RefuseFascism.org. Send  your comments to samanthagoldman@refusefascism.org or @SamBGoldman. Connect with the movement at RefuseFascism.org and support:

· Venmo: @RefuseFascism

· Cashapp: $RefuseFascism

· paypal.me/refusefascism

· donate.refusefascism.org

Music for this episode: Penny the Snitch by Ikebe Shakedown


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/refuse-fascism/message

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