Episode #53: The Fall of Truckistan

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In this episode, Jacob and Eric react to a laughable attempt by Politico to cancel Presidents Day in favor of a “Citizens Day” that reflects on America’s sins of “racism.” They discuss the New York Times’ freakout over a possible Russia-China alliance on the 50th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China, and explain why even The Atlantic is turning against mask mandates for children. After dunking on the Neoconservative publication Washington Free Beacon for its pathetic attempt to criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, they address the main topic of the day: The brutal crackdown on the Canadian truckers by Justin Trudeau’s regime. From the suppression of human rights and imposing of steep fines and absurd prison sentences, to the vicious trampling of a female protester by horseback officers, one big question arises: Could this be the beginning of the end for the Right’s blanket support for the police as an institution, as long defined by the “Thin Blue Line” crowd?

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Intro
03:16 Cancel Presidents Day?
16:23 Neolibs whine about the geopolitics they created
24:34 Atlantic op-ed slams masking children
31:31 Another right-wing publication just can’t quite get the narrative straight on Ocasio-Cortez.
47:07 Main Topic: Truckistan Falls: Will this affect Back-the-Blue types’ view of police?

SHOWNOTES

Politico’s John Harris calls for canceling Presidents’ Day: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/02/21/its-time-to-cancel-presidents-day-00010410

New York Times warns of a coming Russia-China alliance that Richard Nixon feared: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/20/opinion/nixon-china.html 

The Atlantic calls for ending mask mandates for kids: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/02/relaxing-covid-restrictions-kids/622857/

Washington Free Beacon misses the mark in criticizing AOC: https://freebeacon.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-book-review/ 

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