Episode 83: Salon’s Amanda Marcotte on Fascism & The Christian Nationalist Movement

Here’s episode 83 of Michigan’s premier progressive podcast!

Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte spends a few minutes talking with Pat about the Christian Nationalist Movement, and its ultimate goal of not just getting Dear Leader Trump back into power, but of ending religious freedom for all. Ms. Marcotte’s written extensively on how Christian Nationalists are trying to defund public schools, public libraries, attacking the nation’s democratic institutions, attacking abortion rights and women’s health care, and also how this movement really is trying to end religious liberty in this country. And they’ll do it through violence if need be.

Salon columnist Amanda Marcotte

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The opening segment discusses how Dear Leader is once again visiting Michigan next week, but it doesn’t appear he’ll show his supposed support for union workers by speaking at a non-union business this time! No, he’s a bit lazy this time as he’ll speak at a Saginaw airplane hanger. But regardless of what he does, his White Christian Nationalists will back him because they see him as their best chance to enact their hateful agenda.

The “Last Call” shows once again how Michigan Republicans just can’t let go of their anger and disdain for union workers. They’re calling for a restoration of Right To Work For Less after Democrats repealed that destructive law last year. Combine that with the UAW victories against the Big Three Detroit automakers last Fall, and the stunning UAW win at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, workers are beginning to make some significant strides against management.

The pendulum is turning in the favor of workers , and Republicans will do whatever it takes to thwart that progress.

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Fake right-wing panic about “trans” Easter is part of Trump’s push for Christian nationalism.” By Amanda Marcotte in Salon

Latest “masculinity influencer”: Another dudebro guiding followers into deeper loneliness.” By Amanda Marcotte in Salon

Evangelicals won’t be bothered by Trump’s abortion gambit — they know he’s lying.” By Amanda Marcotte in Salon

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “space lasers” show how the GOP gets away with escalating violence.” By Amanda Marcotte in Salon

Governor Whitmer Signs Reproductive Health Act.” From the Executive Office of The Governor

Michigan House panel OKs bills allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control.” By Katie O’Brien Kelley of Michigan Advance

Volkswagen ‘the first domino to fall’ after union vote, says UAW president.” By Steven Greenhouse of The Guardian

UAW president says Trump visit to non-union Michigan company is a ‘pathetic irony.’” By Jon King of Michigan Advance

Airlines will now be required to give automatic cash refunds for canceled and delayed flights.” By David Koenig of The Associated Press

“‘Net loser’: Gilbert’s Hudson building unlikely to meet promised job, tax revenue when GM workers move in.” By Tom Perkins of Planet Detroit

New push to reform Michigan corporate subsidies, this time from Republicans.” By Paula Gardner of Bridge Michigan

Decoding Fox News tweet featuring Allendale, MI Trump supporter

Michigan Advance’s Rick Haglund tweet on college protests.

Whitmer stay home order protest turns into Trump celebration with Confederate flags and guns.” By Anna Liz Nichols and Susan Demas of Michigan Advance

Photo: “american motocross” by BruceTurner is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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