Brad and Dan begin by discussing the recent AFPAC conference, where the far-right figure Nick Fuentes compared Putin to Hitler in a positive way, while giving a speech full of racial and ethnic slurs. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar attended the conference–and Greene gave an address after being introduced by Fuentes. Dan unpacks the historic significance of this chapter in the GOP’s intimacy with what are essentially Neo-Nazi White supremacists, while Brad compares Greene’s remarks to the KKK of the 1920s.
Interview with Kelly J. Baker: https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/PPY9950636314?selected=PPY8028158396
In the second segment, Brad investigates the responses of QAnon adherents and other conspiracists to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. He links the polarization and instability in our public square back to Russia’s cyber warfare during the 2016 presidential election.
The show wraps with reflection on what these issues mean in light of the news that the J6 Select Committee has evidence to prosecute Trump and close allies for various crimes related to January 6th.
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