#1127 White supremacy requires violence and there is more to come (Charlottesville)

Aug 22, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 08/22/2017 Today we look at what may be the violent death throes of white supremacy. As Trump and the GOP embolden white supremacists to action and violence, the rest of the country is awoken to the need to deal swiftly and decisively with the relics of our racist past  Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show!  Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft  Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Keri Leigh Merritt on the underlying purposes of white supremacy - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 8-18-17 Ch. 3: Song 1:  Out With the Old - Casa Di Mondo Ch. 4: Act 2: The history of the raising of Civil War monuments - @offkiltershow - Air Date 8-18-17 Ch. 5: Song 2:  RACIST MONUMENT SING-A-LONG - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 05-06-17 Ch. 6: Act 3: American racism during Jim Crow inspired and helped legitimize the Nazis - @RalphNader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-24-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  Nazi (Live) - Chumbawamba Ch. 8: Act 4: The homegrown practice of honoring a history of white supremacy - Backstory - Air Date 8-18-17 Ch. 9: Song 4:  A Dose of White Supremacy - Neffe Odom Kragh-Muller Ch. 12: Act 5: Descendant of Robert E. Lee Wants to Bring Down the Statues - @RedactedTonight w: @LeeCamp - Air Date 08-19-17 Ch. 13: Song 5:  Trapped (Live) - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Ch. 14: Act 6: The white supremacist standard intimidation strategy  - Frangela: The Final Word - Air Date 08-15-2017 Ch. 15: Song 6:  Civil War - Guns N' Roses Ch. 16: Act 7:  The role of the Republican Party to embolden white supremacists - Code Switch - Air Date 8-16-17 Ch. 17: Song 7:  Shame - Ophelia of the Spirits Ch. 18: Act 8: WATCH: Trump And White Supremacist Parrot Same Talking Points - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-18-17 Ch. 19: Song 8:  Where Do You Stand? - Willie Nelson Ch. 19: Act 9: A view from the local synagogue - Backstory - Air Date 8-18-17 Ch. 19: Song 9:  American Land - Bruce Springsteen Ch. 20: Act 10: Send a Letter: It’s Time to Take Down Confederate Monuments via @splcenter- Best of the Left Activism Ch. 19: Song 10:  Activism - Shihan Ch. 21: Act 11: On the need to restrict harmful speech and white identity politics - #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell and @harikondabolu - Air Date 8-17-17 Voicemails Ch. 22: Do we know the motivations for the creation of white supremacy? - Kyle from Portland, WA Ch. 23: Mighty Network feedback! - Alan from Connecticut Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 24: Final comments on continuing a conversation about freedom of speech Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Activism: TAKE ACTION Locate Confederate monuments near you with SPLC’s interactive map Write a letter to the editor demanding the removal of Confederate statues in your community  Get involved in the action calling for the removal of Confederate statues in the U.S. Capitol  Read the SPLC’s “10 Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide” to prepare, strengthen and heal your community in the face of hatred.   EDUCATE YOURSELF I'm a black Southerner. I had to go abroad to see a statue celebrating black liberation. (Vox) Provocative ‘Free Speech’ Rally In Boston Railroaded By Counterprotesters (Huffington Post) ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms (Wall Street Journal) The Real Story Behind All Those Confederate Statues (Mother Jones) Nazis Don’t Seem to Understand How Free Speech Works (GQ) Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression. (Twitter thread by @JuliusGoat) Trump goes off script, and white supremacists cheer (Politico) Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft ...