Weekly Roundup: This is America

Brad and Dan begin with extended analysis of the testimony of the Capitol Police officers before the 1/6 committee. Their words are shocking and harrowing. They reflect on the words hurled at them that day as they were being attacked, words marked by the racism, xenophobia, Trumpism, and Christianity of the capitol rioters.

They then turn to the explicit Christian nationalism of the rioters.

This leads Dan to comment on how “religions are what religions do.” There is no calling them insurrectionists not real Christians. We have to face up to the fact that some people of faith think their faith teaches them to raise gallows with the words “God Bless America” and attack the Capitol.

This leads Brad to reflect on how what is happening is myth making in real time–a revival of the Lost Cause and the denial of reality right in front of us.

They finish with a segment on the renewed attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Extended Segment: The Delta Variant and Binary Thinking

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