The hosts of Brain Trust Live join The Radical Secular team for a spirited panel discussion about recent Democratic losses.
(00:00) Intro and T-shirts.
(09:21) How do we keep losing to these clowns??? Are we doomed to lose the House in 2022, and to the GOP installing Trump or a Trump clone in 2024, regardless of how the American people vote? The role of the culture war.
(26:37) Media post-mortems. Almost everyone got it wrong. What’s the real culprit for the Virginia loss–and potential solutions?
(37:57) How do we balance long-term, the legitimate desire of parents to control the education of their children, with society’s interest in maintaining civil rights, equality, and a common baseline for education?
(52:55) How do we push back against the claims of “woke-ism” and “cancel culture” when people hiding behind them are guilty of heinous acts?
(01:00:15) The importance of campaign finance reform. A selfish defense of socialism. The US oligarchy.
(01:03:59) Brent and Lila propose a course of action for Biden and Congressional leadership. Examples of Democratic policy and messaging failures.
(01:14:36) Rehabilitating the concept of social well-being as a political goal. Especially concerning policies that enjoy broad support, even in heavily red communities. If we want people to care about “saving democracy” what are we saving it for?
(01:27:12) Wrapup and Outro