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Meditations and Molotovs – 07.10.17

On today’s program, Vince plays Part 2 of Adam Curtis’ documentary film, “The Trap: The Lonely Robot.” Part two reiterated many of the ideas of the first part, but developed the theme that drugs such as Prozac and lists of psychological symptoms which might indicate anxiety or depression were being used to normalize behavior and make humans behave more predictably, …

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Bob Burnett – Trump and Hitler

It’s impossible to read Volker Ulrich’s remarkable biography, “Hitler, Ascent: 1889-1939,” without being struck by the parallels between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump. 1.They were both charismatic political leaders. Watching grainy newsreel footage of Hitler speaking, it’s difficult to imagine what a hypnotic spell he cast on his pre-war German audiences. Just as it’s difficult to understand the impact of …

Asheville, NC, USA - September 12, 2016: US President elect Donald J Trump speaks to a crowd of republican supporters about is presidential policies in Asheville, NC USA on September 12th, 2016 at the US Cellular Center.

Arun Gupta – Thanks, Trump! We Now Have Two Opportunities for Bold Progressive Reform

If Donald Trump’s election as president was an earthquake that leveled progressive expectations, then his transition has slammed into the political landscape with equal force. Trump is staffing his administration with far-right billionaires, conspiracy theorist generals, and extremeideologues, while upsetting relations with important powers like the United Kingdom, India, and China. It’s created a sense of doom. The unthinkable seems …

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Leid Stories—What’s Not Being Said About Russia’s ‘Interference’ in the 2016 Presidential Election—12.13.16

The national, media-driven obsession at the moment is that the American electoral process—in fact, democracy itself—was hijacked by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who directed his cyberwarriors to technologically engineer a historic win for President-elect Donald Trump.

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Leid Stories—Hillary’s Revenge: How Her ‘Putin Fixed the Election for Trump’ Rant Is A Setup for A Comeback—12.12 .16

President Barack Obama on Friday ordered a comprehensive report from U.S. intelligence agencies on alleged attempts, especially by Russia, to influence or engineer the outcome of U.S. national elections, going back to 2008, when Obama was elected to the first of two consecutive terms.

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INSIGHT – OVER SEXED, DRUGGED & ENTERTAINED REVELATIONSFROM PAUL WILLIAMS AND TRACEY JACKSON – 12.08.16

Tracey Jackson, tv and film writer and co-author of NY Times best seller, GRATITUDE AND TRUST: 6 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life joins me for an in-depth conversation about loss, denial and numerous invaluable life lessons. Hear many riveting stories including Tracey’s first meeting with Oscar and Grammy winning song writer Paul Williams that took place in Robert Mitchum’s bedroom. Really! A veteran of traditional therapy — though never an alcohol or drug abuser like her friend Paul…Tracey has struggled with other negative behaviors to numb her pain such as men, cigarettes, and over-spending. Tracey shares stories of debauchery that Paul lived and wrote about in their book like how Paul was rarely able to recollect his dozens of appearances on the Tonight Show since he was so high. Tracey blogs on traceyjacksononline.com, and she runs GratitudeandTrust.com with her dear friend Paul Williams.