Air Date: 06-21-2016
Today we take a look at the myriad driving factors that can combine to drive a person to commit an act of violence such as the Orlando Massacre as well as a variety of reactions to the shooting
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Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: This is not the first or last attack on the LGBTQ community but there is progress - Savage Love w/ @FakeDanSavage - Air Date 6-14-16
Ch. 3: Song 1: Tolerance - Michael Franti And Spearhead
Ch. 4: Act 2: The problematic media coverage of the Orlando shooting - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 6-17-16
Ch. 5: Song 2: Make the news - Stephanie Haseman
Ch. 6: Act 3: What to label the Orlando shooting and why - @TalkPoverty Radio - Air Date 6-17-16
Ch. 7: Song 3: Call it what it is - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Ch. 8: Act 4: LGBTQ community not allowing their pain to be turned into demonization of others - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 6-19-16
Ch. 9: Song 4: Happiness - Pet Shop Boys
Ch. 10: Act 5: Trans and Queer Latinxs Respond to #PulseOrlando Shooting - Familia:TQLM - Air Date: 6-13-16
Ch. 11: Song 5: Sopra un aereoplanino di carta - Menion
Ch. 12: Act 6: Jorge Gutierrez from the Trans Queer Liberation Movement on the Orlando shooting - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 6-17-16
Ch. 13: Song 6: Liberate - Buguinha Dub
Ch. 14: Act 7: If what they say about the LGBT community were true then violence would seem justified - @TalkPoverty Radio - Air Date 6-17-16
Ch. 15: Song 7: Words Are Seeds - My Gay Banjo
Ch. 16: Act 8: Wrongheadedly playing right into the hands of terrorist groups - @HumorlessQueers - Air Date 6-19-16
Ch. 17: Song 8: Hello bonjour - Michael Franti And Spearhead
Ch. 18: Act 9: The toxic hatred that led to the Orlando shooting - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 6-13-16
Ch. 19: Song 9: Oxygen - Willy Mason
Ch. 20: Act 10: When It Comes to Orlando Massacre, Domestic Violence Is the Red Flag We Aren't Talking About - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 06-14-16
Ch. 21: Why we shouldn't be violent - Al from Seattle
Ch. 22: Classism needs to be considered alongside racism and sexism - Alyson from Colorado
Ch. 23: A Trans Latinx listener finding a feeling of power
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics
Ch. 24: Final comments on toxic masculinity and a request for your thoughts on the same
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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The problem comes when people judge and condemn others simply for belonging to a group that may have done some bad things in the past, employing guilt by association. Are all Christians guilty of persecuting gays? Are all whites guilty of persecuting blacks? Are all men guilty of persecuting women? Are all Muslims guilty of terrorism? I would think not, but there are an alarming number of people identifying as “progressives” that seem to be making more and more of these blanket judgments and rallying to pass discriminatory laws based on this prejudice. Many have taken to calling these radical progressives the “regressive left” based on these values. Being prejudiced towards dominant and majority groups is still prejudice.
As someone that would prefer to judge ideas rather than the individuals and groups that hold them, I would be very interested in seeing you compile an episode on these sorts of issues someday.
This episode did make reference to toxic religiosity and that goes for whichever religion plays a role in pushing hateful ideologies.