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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for April 25, 2018. It’s the White Social Status edition of the program, with nano-physicist Mike Stopa coming to us from his new home in California (is he shifting yet on immigration?) and Todd connecting from Connecticut, where he hosts a daily talk show on WTIC in Hartford.
Our two topics this week:
- A story in the NY Times this week declared that there was no virtue in Trump’s election victory because a new study declares that Trump voters weren’t motivated by a change in their economic well-being, but instead, by a fear of losing group dominance as whites. We analyze.
- We revisit FDR’s proposed “Second Bill of Rights” and listen to a 2 minute video from Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address outlining a plan that would declare war on the actual Bill of Rights. The proposal makes today’s progressives seem rather tame by comparison, but, eve so, the left recycles these same agenda items now as if anti-Americanism is made safe by sticking to ideas promoted by the longest serving president. Is it even fair to call this anti-Americanism when the attempt to undo the liberty-based ideas of the Founders have become so mainstream?
We’ll also have our Shower Thoughts, of course, and this week’s show will wrap with a Janis Ian tune that Mike finds particularly inspiring for our Hidden Gem. Visit our website – HarvardLunchClub.com and follow us on Twitter @hlcPodcast. And please spend at least half of your online time logged into Ricochet.com, the official home of the Harvard Lunch Club podcast.
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