This week we talk about the Harlem Hammer, COINTELPRO, and punching nazis.
We also discuss nonviolent protest, the Reichstag Fire Decree, and doxxing.
- Is punching Richard Spencer inciting violence or ‘American as apple pie’?
- Richard Spencer’s ‘One-Stop Shop’ for the Alt-Right
- The original video
- Know Your Meme: Richard Spencer Punched in the Face
- Some remixes (best with sound turned on): spread the word around, rage, in the air tonight, wrecking ball, born in the USA, uh huh
- As American as apple pie
- What Are the Ethics of Punching Nazis?
- Nick Spencer tweets opposition to violence, even against Neo-Nazis
- Antifaschistische Aktion in Germany
- The NYC Antifa group
- The Battle of Cable Street
- British Union of Fascists
- Paul von Hindenburg
- The Reichstag Fire & the Reichstag Fire Decree
- Hitler’s rise to power
- The FBI’s MLK, Jr. suicide letter
- Shouting “fire” in a crowded theater
- Relevant past episode: Privilege
- And another: Free Speech
- Personality cult (and a list of some)
- Do students still have free speech in school?
- Nonviolent resistance
- Separation of powers (checks and balances)
- The Paradox of Tolerance: “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.”
- Here’s another good take on nazi-punching
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