#1365 White Supremacy, Authoritarians, Trump and the Coming Election

Air Date: 9–8-2020

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Today we take a look at the dynamics of the white nationalist movement, authoritarian psychology, the legacy of Richard Nixon and the uncertainty of a peaceful election.


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Ch. 1: White Rage, Trump and Americas Race War with Tim Wise - The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega - Air Date 8-1-19

Chauncey and Tim Wise discuss the rise of white supremacy and fascism in America.

Ch. 2: Derek Black was groomed to be the new face of white nationalism. Now he's working against it. - Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart - Air Date 7-28-20

Black grew up in a family of white nationalists, with David Duke as his godfather. But he renounced those views in college and recently has been involved in Black Lives Matter protests. "Everyone has a moral choice to decide," he says.

Ch. 3: Trump Caravans and the Threat of Sectarian Violence Part 1 - The Muckrake Podcast - Air Date 9-1-20

Right Wing vigilantism turns to roving bands of MAGA supporters driving into cities and doling out violence.

Ch. 4: Can We Stop Trump From Playing Dictator? - Thom Hartmann Program - Air Date 8-11-20

The single most consistent defining characteristic of an emerging dictatorship in a country that started as a democracy is that the dictator regularly holds elections and always wins, because he uses the instruments of government to make sure he wins.

Ch. 5: Voting is Not Enough - Get Involved In The Ground Game NOW - Best of the Left

Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment. For more, visit Bestoftheleft.com/2020Action.

Ch. 6: “Authoritarian Nightmare” John Dean Helped Bring Down Nixon over Watergate. He Says Trump Is Worse - Democracy Now! - Air Date 8-27-20

As President Trump is set to accept the Republican Party's formal renomination for president amid ongoing scandals and multiple crises, we speak with John Dean, who served as the White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973.

Ch. 7: Trump Caravans and the Threat of Sectarian Violence Part 2 - The Muckrake Podcast - Air Date 9-1-20

Right Wing vigilantism turns to roving bands of MAGA supporters driving into cities and doling out violence.

Ch. 8: Democracy Is On The Ballot - Strange Days with Fernand Amandi - Air Date 8-21-20

Will fascism + white supremacy be the new normal if Joe Biden loses the election? Jason Stanley explains to #StrangeDaysPodcast, How Fascism Works.


Ch. 9: Final comments on the debate between voting emotionally or as a tool toward a theory of change


GOTV! Grab some friends & get involved with:

Swing Left


Vote Forward

Field Team 6

Move On

Progressive Turn Out Project

Biden-Harris campaign

NAACP's Black Voices Changes Lives



The pandemic is forcing Democrats to ask: How important is door-knocking, anyway? (Vox)

The Shocking Upset That Shows How Democrats Can Crush Trump (Daily Beast)

NAACP Launches An Unprecedented "Black Voices Change Lives" Campaign to Activate Infrequent Black Voters in Critical Battleground States (NAACP)

It’s a lot harder to get out the vote during a pandemic (Marketplace)

Swing Left: The 2020 Super States (Swing Left)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • The Envelope - Aeronaut
  • Turning to You - Landsman Duets
  • Chilvat - Lillehammer
  • Hickory Shed - Onesuch Village
  • This fickle world - Theo Bard
  • One Dirty Sleeve - Wax Museum
  • Vibrant Canopy - Origami
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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