Madgecast 17 – We Won! Let Us Gloat, and Talk About How

This week the resistance won a historic battle, and this podcast is all about analyzing how that happened, and what we can learn from it:

  • The Republican Party is nothing without a figure to focus their hate on. Republican Representative Tom Rooney from Florida came right out and said this in The Atlantic
  • The GOP either lacks wonks, or won’t listen to them, and so they created an absolutely terrible bill 
  • Citizen action overwhelmed representatives on this bill — 50 to 1 ratio of calls against and for
  • The Art of the Deal LOLOLOLOLOLOL
  • If people hate the AHCA, and aren’t super fond of ACA, then why not try for something even better? We aren’t going to be playing defense forever …
  • What Obama said is totally true:

    “Our Constitution is a remarkable, beautiful gift. But it’s really just a piece of parchment. It has no power on its own. We, the people, give it power — with our participation and the choices we make. Whether or not we stand up for our freedoms. Whether or not we respect and enforce the rule of law. America is no fragile thing. But the gains of our long journey to freedom are not assured.”

I hope you let this wind fill your sails! Thanks for listening, as always, and don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, and tell your friends. Let’s spread the word about resistance, self-care, and leapfrogging over these retrograde pieces of shit into a future that works for everyone.


Madgecast 16 – How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rich White Dudes?

This week on the Madgecast we talk about:

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Madgecast 15 – Down With Bullshit Made-Up Hierarchies

This week we talk about

  • an ACLU Resistance Training I attended yesterday — you can watch the broadcast here and read more about their Freedom Cities project here
  • the fact that protest not only impacts policy; it also shapes the narrative
  • how much of our culture is built on bullshit made-up hierarchies, and how we can bring them down

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Madgecast 14 – Who Runs the World? Hermione

This week we discuss

  • Why we shouldn’t fall for false equivalence arguments like “Angry protesters are just as bad as the things they are protesting” — and how this kind of tone-policing dismisses important voices in our movement
  • How enraging it is when less-informed men come at me with condescending arguments as though I just need to be educated and then I’ll think the same way they do
  • Why it behooves everyone to honor the words of the Hermione Grangers of the world

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