The next bit. It's three hours long. Kit is very drunk.
Show notes: Institutional forces against fascism. "Violent extremism." Climate refugees. Jack Graham has radicalized Daniel. The British Empire and 9/11. The neoliberalism to fascism pipeline. Alex Jones joins the 'cast. The deep state. Dumbest online political pundit. Chrissy Tiegen dunks on Jacob Wohl. Jack's Ben Shapiro impersonation. The appeal of Jordan Peterson. Interrupted by the dog. Sargon Sargon Sargon. Right wing safe space. Nine-eleven. Gore conterfactuals. Catalysts. Neoconservatives and paleoconservatives. Libertarianism as blind alley. Hayek versus Rothbard. Precarity and capitalism and intersectionality. Ideological incoherence in voting. Hashtag Resistance Twitter and Jeff Sessions. Sarah Palin. Misogyny is fundamental. Do we have hate-listeners? The alterea Acosta video. Rescuing "doublethink." Ideologically convenient hallucination. Sarah Huckabee Sanders retweets Infowars. Conspiracy theorists. Preparing for climate change. Nationalist Trump. The alt-right and the word "racist." Bell Curve Cliff Notes. Intellectual honesty among Nazis. "Pioneer something." Ideologically acceptable propaganda. Shoving a dildo up one's ass to own the libs. "Peak Daniel achieved." Electoral minority. Ballot initiatives and direct action. "Do we want to talk about Bernie?" Doughnut theory. The need for a robust liberal press. The media doesn't understand the internet. Not real capitalism. Capitalism and environmentalism. The Luxury of Cynicism. Satire is useless. Worker's movements with long-term perspective. Adorable little Nazis. PJW and the Lee Harvey Oswald metaphor. Robert Bowers. UK versus US fascism. Reaction. The need for left theory. Jack and Kit talk British political history. The problematic Daily Show. An abrupt ending.
Christine Tiegen owns Jacob Wohl:
Vic Berger IV threatened by Proud Boy:
Daniel, Kit, James, and Jack unite for a third in their sporadic 'Trumpism' series, in which the hellish alternate reality we seem to be living in is the main point of discussion.
This is but Part One of a huge sprawling talkfest notionally focused on the recent mid-term elections. We hope you find it as cathartic as we did.
Show notes: Introductions. Recounts. Results. Democratic Establishment. Hope a difficult word. Generational divide. Speaker Pelosi? Middle ground. Existential threat. The utility of subpoena power. Pushing against norms. The Senate will kill us all. Popular votes. Electoral reform. Constantly counting votes in Florida. Voting rights for felons. Obstructionism. Daniel the Radical Centrist. Hating Hillary Clinton for the wrong reasons. Suburban voters. Voting and yelling. Queues as voter suppression. Ronald McDonald, ballot official. A podcast dedication. Tucker Carlson terror attack. Disappearing Caravan. Tucker Carlson drinking game. Hannity versus Carlson. Wernher Von Braun. Talking points as apologetics. Beto versus Raphael. Disorienting media. Beto's name. James O'Keefe or George Soros? Gish galloping the news. Difference and continuity. Tonnage in Afghanistan. Obama and deportation. Mollie Tibbets. Polling categories. A cliffhanger on the Jim Acosta "assault."
A year (or so) ago, the unthinkable happened. So, of course, we podcasted about it.
That was this. This is now.
Now, Daniel has called Kit and Jack back to the WWA recording bunker, joined by James too this time, to talk about what it's like to have lived a full year since Trump 'won' the 2016 US Presidential 'election'.
This is what happened...
Show notes: Main Topic: Trumpism At One Year. Introducing the band. Non-productive news obsession. Alabama and purity. James praises his co-hosts. Corbyn and the soft left.
#TheResistance. Misplaced catastrophism. The first few weeks. John McCain. The roles of the two parties. Kit's personal and political issues. Don't watch the news. Obligatory Batman reference. Bush and some weird shit. The Republicans and Obama. Activists. Discipline. Factionalism and the ACA. High floor in polls. "This is fine." Easy versus hard. New normal in global capitalism. The bumbling chessmaster. Scarmucci. Pizza-eating billionaire. Republican Dave. Mocking the empty suit. Form and content. Natural charisma. "No-drama Obama." The 2016 primary bullshit. Homeopathic socialism. "Gary Hart Would Have Won." Women's march. Drifting left on social issues. Obama was Republican enough. Back to Roy Moore. Hating pedophiles or women more. Mendacious media and epistemic closure. Elephant. C-span typography problems. Daniel's guess for 2020. Intermission: turd-miners. What has Donald Trump done well? American imperialism and nascent fascism. Trump and Charlottesville. Twitter as a direct connection to the base. Trump and the media. The spectacle of wealth. Impossible to ignore. A plurality, not a majority. Foreign policy and American politics. Never anti-war. Non-ideological. "Lot of killers." Trump as comedy. Adam Sandler billionaire. Steak and classism and tiny hands. Trump and mental illness. Trump versus previous presidents. Crisis? Sorkin. Bullet. Lucky. Conniving versus reckless. Empire. Russia. Predictions. Wrapping Up. "Old Man Trump."
Oh... Jack is sorry for his mic problems by the way. His generous patrons just paid for a Blue Yeti, so hopefully the situation will soon be resolved.