93. "The Flight 93 Election" w/ Ian Belknap & Kate Milton Mauldin

February 15, 2017

93. "The Flight 93 Election" w/ Ian Belknap & Kate Milton Mauldin

 

Cody is joined by writer and teacher Ian Belknap and comedian and activist Kate Milton Mauldin to cut to the quick of current events (and the horror of them all). You can find the essay in question online or in your propaganda sleep pod.

 

The Flight 93 Election

September 5, 2016 by Publius Decius Mus (former Bush administration speechwriter and current senior national-security official Michael Anton)

2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.

 

Show Notes:

 

Previous Episodes:
'When the Mosque Comes to Town' w/ Ian Belknap & Kris Simmons

Currently Reading:

Wonder Woman

'White Rage' by Carol Anderson

 

Topics:
Isolationist nationalism, Liberals/Dumbocrats, Donald Trump: So Crazy It Just Might Work, metaphor confusion, martyrdom, slipping around white nationalism, Carrot Top, the education system, morality?!!!, othering, empathy, cute (?) dogs.

 

 

 

Please reload