Apr 15, 2022 • 51M

How Liberalism Aids Fascism

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Matt Taibbi
Katie Halper
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Click here for the full episode, including an extended interview with Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly.

Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly, professor at Carlton College, coordinating committee member of the Black Alliance for Peace, and author of many books including the upcoming Black Scare/Red Scare, has had it with liberals pretending to care about regular people.

Biden promises to help people with student loans while prosecuting bankrupt people in courts. Obama pretended to fight for civil rights while shutting down protests in Ferguson. Kamala Harris claims to help migrants while blaming them for underlying causes and telling them not to come. Liberal media calls to aid Nazis in Ukraine while ignoring genocides in other countries.

And just this month we got the newest liberal win:

“Ketanji Brown Jackson said Bush and Rumsfeld should be tried for war crimes, but that’s easy to say in retrospect. She didn’t say Joe Biden should be tried for war crimes, or Obama, or Kamala Harris.”

And to all the people who do criticize Obama, she’s not cheering them on either.

“Obama’s an easy target now, but where were your antennas in the moment?”

The scholar goes through a history of liberal lies and war crimes and comes to the stark conclusion that “liberalism has always been amenable to fascism.”

Plus, Dr. Charisse shares her reading list of books by Black scholars, and when it comes to controversies over CRT and the 1619 Project and other issues of race, she only has one piece of advice: just read Gerald Horne.

It’s all this, and more, on this week’s episode of Useful Idiots. Check it out.