There are some seriously upset people who cannot believe that Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges. Why are they so surprised at the verdict? Jesse Singal explains how their disconnect from reality can be traced directly to how the media failed to accurately report the facts of his case.
Paul Rosenberg can always be counted on for an insightful and informative take on current events. His take on how democracy has proven to be a mere illusion over the past two years is pure gold. And he warns that the gap between perception and acceptance is what makes us vulnerable.
It was bad enough when government officials chose to shut down large sectors of the economy and to deem certain individuals and businesses as "unessential." Robert E. Wright points out that by doubling down on their earlier mistakes by further restricting our civil rights, these same authorities are sowing the seeds for revolution.
The ruling class is getting very concerned about non-compliant citizens. Jordan Schactel has an excellent essay on how the war on the unvaccinated is becoming a desperate attempt to demonize and destroy the control group.
Do we have a civic duty to oppose bureaucratic tyranny? Barry Brownstein says, yes we do and a moral duty as well. He offers some powerful historical lessons of what that looks like as well as what we might do today.
If you're accessing these show notes, there's a better than average chance you've already figured out that politicians and their media enablers love to play word games. Sheldon Richman has a great essay on rigged political language and how power-seekers hide their intent with euphemisms.
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