Ep. 7: Facing the Mirror

In this final episode, we take a look back at the late Victorian prequels of contemporary white Christian nationalism. With a little help from emergence theory, cultural memory studies, and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we talk about how Christian nationalism itself might be thought of as something of a monster in itself, a hybrid creature stitched together from past mythologies, present complicities, and future escalation. With insights from Dr. Bradley Onishi and visual artist Danny Houk, we close off the series by contemplating how we might confront this monster, as well as imagine a world without it.

With Dr. Bradley Onishi and Danny Houk (https://dannyhouk.com/about/)

Written, produced, and narrated by Lucas Kwong 

Voice acting: Christian Young-Valdovinos, Naomi Kwong, Lucas Kwong

Special Thanks to Pixabay’s audio artists for public domain FX clips

Clips from various films and news used under fair use laws

Theme song “Lair” by The Brother K Melee (https://brotherk.bandcamp.com/track/lair)

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Matt Croasmun, The Emergence Of Sin: The Cosmic Tyrant In Romans

David Graeber, “Dead Zones Of The Imagination”

Rae Jereza, “Inheritance As Alternative To Ethnographic Empathy With The Far Right” https://www.sv.uio.no/c-rex/english/news-and-events/right-now/2022/inheritance-as-alternative-to-ethnographic-empathy.html

H.P. Lovecraft, “The Call Of Cthulhu”

Bradley Onishi, Preparing For War: The Extremist History Of White Christian Nationalism – And What Comes Next

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

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