FairAndUNbalanced's podcast (politics and bigotry)

Those of us who grew to adulthood in a atmosphere of derision toward others know a terrible truth we hope will never be known by our great-grandchildren.

We know what it is to accept without question the prejudices of a deeply bigoted society.

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Direct download: Confessions_of_a_Bigot.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

It is especially tragic when someone who accepts danger in order to protect the rest of us, a law enforcement officer, is killed.

How must we react when that death is used to attack an ethnic group?

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Direct download: Tragic_Death_Exploited_to_Smear_Immigrants.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Traditional logic does not explain the elements of childhood insularity, willful ignorance, and ethnocentric hatred.

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When Conservatives attacked President Obama as "arrogant," that word held a very special, very specific meaning.

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Direct download: Arrogant_Obama.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:36pm EDT

President Trump has pardoned Joe Arpaio. Good folks are angry.

They have a good case. Why aren't they making it?

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Direct download: Sheriff_Joe_is_Not_a_Good_Guy.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

He had been forced to betray his most loyal followers and his own deepest beliefs.

Then the fury erupted and rage spoke in his place.

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Direct download: Trump_Unbound.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

Leaders of countries once at war now spoke of peace.

The message of hatred replaced by partnership, of conflict yielding to compassion, seemed innocent, uncontroversial.

Then guilty minds became angry at imagined insult.

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Direct download: Guilty_Minds_Provoked.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 10:48pm EDT

The first harm from the new President will not come through law or policy.

It will be felt on American streets.

 

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Direct download: The_Mean_Streets_of_a_More_Hostile_America.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

The immigrant was ambushed and killed walking home from work.

So why hold an anti-immigrant rally a few doors down on the same street?

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Direct download: Donald_and_the_Snake.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

The famous creationist visited me many years ago.

Today's Trump supporters remind me of the man's favorite argument.

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Direct download: Obama_Creation_Myth.mp3
Category:Politics and Bigotry -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT