(02:18) T-Shirts. America’s Post-election Chaos. The Republican Party’s failure to acknowledge Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic popular and electoral college vote win–raises fear of a potential coup. But GOP delusion about their election loss seems to be only matched by their legal incompetence. None of the election challenges are going anywhere, many have already been thrown out of court. Biden’s 306 electors are legally required to respect the will of the people, and even the republican legislatures in 4 marginal states have rejected the notion of replacing electors. Mike Pompeo’s treason on the world stage has sullied the image of the United States. Trump’s fund-raising corruption.
(22:55) Africa News: Ivory Coast post-election violence. Ghana’s former president Jerry Rawlings dies. Mali runs successful anti-terror operation and kills Al Qaeda leader.
(31:20) Hong Kong: Beijing fires 4 pro-democracy legislators, 15 more resign. Hong Kong’s democracy is effectively dead.
(37:55) The Blinded by the Light Podcast: Christophe Difo and Sean Prophet will be guests of Bayard Lewis, guest episode to air Monday November 30, 2020.
(40:08) What does it mean to be Radically Secular? This is our definitive explainer of our founding philosophy. Secularism vs. atheism. Secularism as a positive position vs. criticism of religion. Secularism as the strongest protection for religious freedom. Religious freedom vs. religious privilege, and the terrible legal doctrines regarding the first amendment–being promoted by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, and other theocratic Supreme Court Justices like Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett. Secularism as the opposite of theocracy, and an antidote for sectarianism. Secularism as the underpinning of the rule of law, and of justice, and equality. Secularism and religious tax exemption. Secularism in education.
The Blinded by The Light Podcast
PEW Study on Religious Repression
Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari
Speech by Samuel Alito at the Federalist Society, November 12, 2020