#999 Playing with the Fire of Fascism (Trump and his Supporters)

Air Date: 03-18-2016

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Today we again ring the fascism warning bell as we look at the continuing saga of the Donald Trump presidential campaign. And remember: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Republicans On Board With Trump Target And Kill Families Of Terrorists - @theyoungturks - Air Date 12-17-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Family Values - Johnossi

00:06:43 Ch. 4: Act 2: The Ugly Place That Donald Trump Is Leading Us - Moment of Clarity w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 01-20-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Rome Wasn't Built In a Day - Morcheeba

00:09:07 Ch. 6: Act 3: .@timjacobwise on How Donald Trump Legitimizes Racist Ideas - @DavidPakmanShow - Air Date 01-07-16

Ch. 7: Song 3: When Anger Shows - Editors

00:14:20 Ch. 8: Act 4: Donald Trump, the New George Wallace? Head of Segregationist's 1968 Bid on GOP Front-Runner's Racism - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 01-15-16

Ch. 9: Song 4: People, Turn Around - Delta Spirit

00:22:25 Ch. 10: Act 5: Thirty Black People Booted From Trump Rally - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 03-02-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next - Manic Street Preachers

00:29:29 Ch. 12: Act 6: How and why fascism comes to power - Economic Update w: @profwolff - Air Date 3-6-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: All You Fascists - Billy Bragg & Wilco

00:36:16 Ch. 14: Act 7: Trump's Response to Violence at His Rallies - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 03-12-16

Ch. 15: Song 7: What happens tomorrow - Duran Duran

00:44:34 Ch. 16: Act 8: Cops Swarm Black Man For Getting Punched At Trump Rally - @theyoungturks - Air Date 03-11-16

Ch. 17: Song 8: Out of Control - U2

00:51:51 Ch. 18: Act 9: The Call for a Voting Renaissance and Mass Non-violent Mobilization to Stand Up to Trump via @MoveOn - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 19: Song 9: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

00:55:16 Ch. 20: Act 10: Sasha Abramsky on what Trump supporters really think - Start Making Sense from @TheNation - Air Date 3-2-16


01:04:46 Ch. 21: Understanding the new movement for socialism - Patrick from Dallas

01:09:33 Ch. 22: "Impartiality" stems from privilege - Ruben from San Jose

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:13:21 Ch. 23: Final comments on what it was like to prep for today's episode, plus calling for input for episode #1000

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Read, sign and share MoveOn.org's open letter.

Follow @MoveOn on Twitter for the latest updates on the campaign and other actions to stand up to Trump's dangerous rhetoric.

Use the hashtags #LoveTrumpsHate and #STOPTRUMP on social media. 

Donate to the MoveOn.org "Stand Up to Trump" campaign to support their efforts. 

Sources/further reading:

Democrats Sound Alarm Against Trump (via Politico)

Liberal Groups to Launch Campaign to Defeat Donald Trump (via USA Today)

Hear the segment in context:

Episode #999 http://www.bestoftheleft.com/_999_fascism

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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