With the recent political changes occurring in Western nations comes a disturbing response that has no face, no restraint and no interest in reason. The rise of so-called anti-fascism — or Antifa, for short — has become the justified excuse for all manner of crimes committed to push an anti-Western agenda, to bolster weak egos, and to satisfy base urges. And we’ll be looking at this latest trend in Far Left violence through psychological, literary, and political lenses, paying particular attention to what motivates these attacks and the desire to be an Antifa participant, fascism and anti-fascism’s intertwined histories, Antifa’s Communist roots, the reliance upon the Internet to propagate and recruit, the mainstream media’s complicity in all of this, and why average law-abiding people have had enough.

Episodic Links
The Roots of Left-Wing Violence
Diagnosing “Passover Syndrome” Among White Liberals
FBI – Domestic Terrorism — Anarchist Extremism: A Primer
Simon Sinek on Millennial and Internet Addiction
Petition: Formally recognize AntiFa as a terrorist organization
Former ‘Antifa’ Speaks Out Against ‘Antifa’
Antifa Thugs Demand ‘Overdue Payment’ From George Soros
Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists
Social identity theory
The Current Moral Panic and Why It Will Pass: 2017 is 1950 or 1983
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
ANTIFA and Left-Wing Political Violence in America
Violent Disagreements

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Strange Moments in Cultural History is the class you never took in high school. Grab a seat up front and turn off your brain as we fill your head with tales of oddballs, villains, outcasts, flops and other lesser-known events in this thing we call human existence.

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The scourge of political correctness has infected Western culture at an alarming rate. No arena of public life is spared — academia, politics, the workplace, religion, and society as a whole, all bear this unnecessary weight. What was once a few politely expected euphemisms has turned into a methodology designed to dictate what to say, what to think, and what to do. The petulant child-king had become the enthroned lie. But the reign of language policing and social control has passed the tolerance point for many, and we’ll be discussing that along with PC’s historical roots and evolution, its appeal to the ‘60s counterculture, its slow spread through academia, and its growing rejection around the world.

Episodic Links
Andrew Breitbart Explains Cultural Marxism
Cultural Marxism and the Nature of Power
Bill Lind Discussing the Spread of Cultural Marxism
The Rising Hegemony of the Politically Correct
George Carlin: Political Correctness
Repressive Tolerance by Herbert Marcuse
How America Became a Nation of Victims
The New Dark Age: The Frankfurt School and Political Correctness
Stephen Fry on Political Correctness and Clear Thinking
The Death of the West by Pat Buchanan
The Dirty Dozen: Politically Correct College Courses of 2016-2017
The dramatic shift among college professors that’s hurting students’ education
The Tyranny of Liberal Political Correctness is Destroying America
Whitewashing the Black Panthers

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Strange Moments in Cultural History is the class you never took in high school. Grab a seat up front and turn off your brain as we fill your head with tales of oddballs, villains, outcasts, flops and other lesser-known events in this thing we call human existence.

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The spread of what became known as Satanic Panic marched blindly forward for over a decade, leaving controversy and conspiracy in its wake. The misguided agents of this panic were key to its contagion, including law enforcement, self-assumed occult experts, Christian therapists, and all manner of opportunists motivated by money and attention. But this panic also had its prehistory and we’ll be exploring that along with the Panic’s ties to urban legend, the appeal of rumors, the rise of the Religious Right, heavy metal’s flirtation with the Devil, the unwanted aid of TV talk shows and more. Think of it as herd mentality under an unforgiving microscope.

Episodic Links
Moral Panic: Who Benefits From Public Fear?
20/20 – The Devil Worshippers
The Psychology of Rumor
60 Minutes on Dungeons and Dragons
Satanic Cult Awareness
The Crucible, Part 1: Contexts and Allegory
Village Voice: Are Dungeons & Dragons Players in a Cult?
The PMRC Hearing (Full)
Selling Satan: The Tragic History of Mike Warnke
FBI: Investigator’s Guide to Allegations of Ritual Child Abuse
Geraldo Rivera: Satanic Ritual Abuse & Recovered Memories
Spikes and Studs : Tipping the Scales Against Heavy Metal, Punk
Satan in Poughkeepsie

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