#1128 Confronting fascism in the land of free speech

Aug 25, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 08/25/2017 Today we look at the constant struggle between the freedom to speak and the necessary limits placed on that freedom due to the rights of others to not be substantially harmed by that speech 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: WSJ Reports: ACLU Rethinks Defending Hate Groups Protesting with Guns - Wochit News - Air Date 8-17-17 Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A Ch. 4: Act 2: ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms - MSNBC Ch. 5: Song 2:  Confronting the Wolf (Bonus Track) - Jim Guthrie Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding the line between free speech and hate speech - BackStory - Air Date 8-23-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  Freedom of Speech - John Mellencamp Ch. 8: Act 4: I was a prominent neo-Nazi. Ignoring white extremists is a mistake. - Vox - Air Date 4-14-17 Ch. 9: Song 4: N/A Ch. 10: Act 5: Nazis Don't Get Free Speech! - @ThomHartmann - Air Date 08-22-17 Ch. 11: Song 5:  Harm - David Francey Ch. 12: Act 6: Understanding who joins Antifa - Trumpcast from @Slate - Air Date 8-18-17 Ch. 13: Song 6:  Together we fight alone - Darlings Ch. 14: Act 7: How Do We Define Hate Speech? - @ThomHartmann - Air Date 8-21-17 Ch. 15: Song 7:  Nothing Is Good Enough (Instrumental) - Aimee Mann Ch. 16: Act 8: Antifa: A Look at the Antifascist Movement Confronting White Supremacists in the Streets - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 08-16-17 Ch. 17: Song 8:  Enemy At the Gate - The Twinkle Brothers Ch. 18: Act 9: How not to fall for fascist rhetoric - 1943 US War Department Voicemails Ch. 19: Free speech absolutism - Ryan in Minneapolis, MN Ch. 20: Free speech absolutism is bullshit - Zach from Atlanta, GA Ch. 21: Railing against free speech would be a gift to the right - Todd from Delaware, OH   Ch. 22: Recommending Chomsky video - Elizabeth from North Carolina Ch. 23: The Constitution is not a suicide pact - Will from Mississippi Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 24: Final comments on free speech, hate speech and the ethics of responding to a violent breach of the social peace treaty Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via our Patreon page! Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!