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Gaslit Nation

Jun 19, 2024

At the recent Detroit convention of Turning Point USA, led by Christian nationalist Charlie Kirk, a flag in the colors of the MAGA movement declared from the stage “White Boy Summer.” MAGA is a race war against America. So why are Black people, especially Brooklyn-born Byron Donalds, supporting a white supremacist movement? 

This week on Gaslit Nation, Terrell Starr of the essential Black Diplomats Podcast & Substack joins Andrea to discuss the curious case of Black Republicans like Donalds and their support for Trump. Andrea and Terrell also discuss the recent Switzerland peace summit for Ukraine, Vice President Kamala Harris’s remarks there, and the long list of African nations standing up to Russia’s aggression, and many across Africa which have been infiltrated by Russian mercenaries and Chinese imperialism. 

This week’s bonus show, available Saturday for Patreon subscribers at the Truth-tell level and higher, looks at the Caitlin Clark phenomenon, as well as the racism and misogyny targeting this golden age of women’s basketball. Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you!

Reminder! Gaslit Nation’s first phone bank of the season is this Thursday at 7pm ET, in collaboration with our friends at Indivisible. If you haven’t already, make sure to RSVP using the link in the show notes! See you Thursday!

A very special shout-out to Gaslit Nation listener Leslie Nuss, who’s running for state senate in Indiana! Learn more about her campaign here.

Here are some of the exciting events we have coming up for our Patreon community: 

Investigative Journalist Craig Unger Live-Taping - June 25th 12pm ET: 

  • June 25th is George Orwell’s birthday! Come celebrate with us at a live taping of Gaslit Nation, featuring another fearless journalist, Craig Unger, the author of several bestselling books: House of Trump, House of Putin; House of Bush, House of Saud; and American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery (which features his reporting on Jeffrey Epstein's pedophile global crime syndicate). Joining the live-taping will be Russian mafia expert Olga Lautman and European analyst Monique Camarra of Kremlin File. Drop your questions in the chat! Be sure to subscribe at at the Truth-teller tier ($5/month) or higher to get your ticket. A zoom link will be sent out the morning of the event. Thank you to everyone who supports the show! 


Cult Expert Dr. Janja Lalich Live-Taping - July 15 8pm ET

  • July 15th kicks off the Republican National Convention/Hitler rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To help us cope with the mainstream media, especially the New York Times, continuing to normalize Trump and his MAGA cult, we’re producing a live taping with cult expert Dr. Janja Lalich. Bring your questions about how to navitage this perilous time of rampant disinformation and manipulation, learn the signs of cult grooming, and how to help loved ones who have fallen victim. This will be Dr. Lalich’s second time on the show. You can listen to the interview with her from April 2022 here


In the Shadow of Stalin Book Launch - September 

  • Gaslit Nation will host a live taping at a book launch in New York City for In the Shadow of Stalin, the graphic novel adaptation of Mr. Jones. It includes scenes that didn’t make it into the final cut of the film, or it would have been three hours long! The evening will include a special meet-up just for Patreon supporters. We look forward to sharing more details as we get closer. If you want a book event/live taping of Gaslit Nation in your town or city, let us know! 


Indivisible x Gaslit Nation Phonebank Party! - June 20th 7pm ET

  • Open to all, Gaslit Nation and Indivisible are kicking things off early this year, really early! When there’s such a thing as Project 2025, there’s no time to waste. Come join us for our first phone bank party of the season, as we make calls to our fellow citizens in Republican hostage states, to refuse to abandon those on the frontlines of American authoritarianism, and to plant seeds of change. We’re going in! RSVP here to join us!

Thank you to everyone who supports the show – we could not make Gaslit Nation without you! 

Show Notes:

CNN Data Reporter 'Speechless' By New Donald Trump-Joe Biden Poll: 'Holy Cow, Folks!'