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Gaslit Nation

Mar 31, 2024

For decades in its war on terror following 9/11 the U.S. government poured resources, including its own terror tactics, in combating Islamic radicalism during the rise of ISIS. Meanwhile, white domestic terrorism, fueled by extreme religious groups like white evangelicals, increasingly went unchecked, leading to Trump and his violent January 6 insurrection. Can those same far-right Chrstian extremists help Trump win the Electoral College? 


This week’s bonus show, based on a listener's question and exclusively for our subscribers at the Truth-teller level and higher on Patreon, looks at the potential impact of the far-right Christian vote and ways to counteract it. The episode answers other questions from our listeners at the Democracy Defender-level and higher on Steve Bannon’s terror tactics, exposing white women slaveholders in American history, and more! To submit your questions and comments for a future Q&A, be sure to subscribe to the show at the Democracy Defender level or higher only on Patreon! 


Fight for your mind! To get inspired to make art and bring your projects across the finish line, join us for the Gaslit Nation LIVE Make Art Workshop on April 11 at 7pm EST – be sure to be subscribed at the Truth-teller level or higher to get your ticket to the event! 


Be sure to check out this really cool art initiative out of Michigan from Gaslit Nation listeners!: Breaking down walls through art and expression:


There’s also this important work from another Gaslit Nation listener in our community that’s part of the long overdue solution for modernizing America’s rail service: Fed plan contains more passenger trains for Utah More info here: Federal Railroad Administration's Amtrak Daily Long-Distance Service Study


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Show Notes:


They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South


How Evangelicals Became a Voting Bloc Evangelical voters’ focus on policy over character came much earlier than you think.


Religious Group Voting and the 2020 Election


It’s Time to Talk About Violent Christian Extremism There’s a “strong authoritarian streak” that runs through parts of American evangelicalism, warns Elizabeth Neumann. What should be done about it?


Why QAnon Has Attracted So Many White Evangelicals


The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War


The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power


Is America Headed Towards a Civil War? Andrea’s interview with Jeff Sharlet (April 2023)


Democrat wins Alabama special election in early test for IVF as a campaign issue


Federal Railroad Administration's Amtrak Daily Long-Distance Service Study


Fed plan contains more passenger trains for Utah


Breaking down walls through art and expression: A new program inspired by the Inside Out Program and funded by a U-M Arts + the Curriculum grant offers art-focused workshops and discussions that are free and open to the public.


The Great Rupture in American Jewish Life