Weekly Roundup: Why Are We Not Allowed to Remember?

Brad and Dan begin this Memorial Day episode by discussing the theme of memory and erasure. They point out that there are some things we can’t stop remembering–that’s how trauma works. The replay of certain events plays on repeat even when we want it to stop. Other things are put under the banner of erasure–from the Tulsa Massacre 100 years ago to the Insurrection of 1/6 a few months ago. They then tie this to the concerted efforts to block a 1/6 Commission by GOP leaders and what this means for the ongoing Cold Civil War waged by Republicans and Christian nationalists against democracy. This is interwoven with the ongoing vitality of QAnon, the new Biblical Worldviews Center from the Family Research Council, and other aspects of the Christian nationalist ecosystem.

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