S2 E18 | Civilization of Terror

 

S2 E18 Civilization of Terror

Thank you for joining us to celebrate the virtues of self-rule and debate the state of our republic. Welcome to the Citizens Prerogative Podcast.

Discussion topics in this episode:

  • Royal racism? Say it ain’t so! They just came to civilize the savages of the world. Bless their hearts. Our Declaration of Independence from the crown was done by Englishmen for their own betterment at the time.
     
  • The “Five Civilized Tribes” of the Southeastern colonies (credit to National Geographic) were among the earliest examples of a people terrorized for their success because it challenged notions of European exceptionalism and white male supremacy. Wikipedia also covers this a little differently.
     
  • A cake so nice, we had to use it twice! Back from episode 8 by popular demand, an image we reference during this episode time and again. Forget the reference to Capitalism and just examine the layers.
     
  • Have you heard of the Homestead Act? Check it out here and gain a sense of appreciation for the power of agency and freedom that could come with land ownership. Plus counties get to collect taxes to improve our whole nation. Of course, it was too democratic to survive our republic.

Voices

  • Michael V. Piscitelli
  • Raymond Wong Jr.

More info

  • The lower layers of the cake get cut into many, many, pieces. This is the quintessential and timeless strategy of “divide and conquer.” The art of pitting us against ourselves and our own interests. This serves the prevailing power structure well.
  • Judas and the Black Messiah is a must-see movie for our time. It speaks to the past, present, and the future of our society, if it is ever to rise above and fulfill a long overdue promise for all Americans. Warning: the truth can be painful.

Special thanks to

  • Our ongoing supporters, thank you!
  • Our sponsor CitizenDoGood.com .
  • Intro music sampled from “Okay Class” by Ozzy Jock under creative commons license through freemusicarchive.org.
  • Other music provided royalty-free through Fesliyan Studios Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An  Industrial Workers of the World poster (1911) courtesy of the anti-capitalist page at wikipedia.org.

 

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