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.
'When the Mosque Comes to Town' w/ Ian Belknap & Kris Simmons
'White Rage' by Carol Anderson
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.