Episode 26: "Change They Can't Believe In" - A Conversation About Tea Party Politics A

Over the past 10 years, the United States has seen a rise in a new brand of conservatism focused on making America great again, a slogan which harkens back to a time that was only great for straight, white, Christian men. Today, we examine the factors that have contributed to the rise in reactionary politics by interviewing Professor Christopher S. Parker, professor of political science and co-author of Change They Can’t Believe In - The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. We begin by discussing the differences between traditional and reactionary conservatism (23:00) and factors that have contributed to the recent rise in reactionary conservatism (29:00), such as religion (32:24) and social dominance orientation (34:35). We then turn our attention to the Tea Party movement and what made them so successful (36:54) and the factors that could contribute to a successful political movement on the left (39:57). We close by having a conversation about the differences between patriotism and nationalism (54:32) and how we can move forward to enact the change that WE believe in (59:30).

*Strong Language*

Other Topics Include:

00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne

03:45 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News Segment

15:32 - Introduction of Segment

19:35 - Learn more about Chris Parker

42:45 - Race and the Progressive Politics

47:58 - The Language of Racialized Politics

51:12 - Black Trump Support (Kanye)

1:07:20 - Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview



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