A podcast for the SRA community and greater leftist community, particularly the gun owning parts of it. Released on a weekly schedule, we discuss all manners of news stories pertaining to the cause of leftism, particularly with matters pertaining to firearms, from a leftist perspective.
Returning from a post-election haze, Alex and Faye tackle an election recap, a sampling of recent gun stories, and then look at Amazon's new HQ and the huge government breaks they're receiving. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Alex can be contacted @HumvaDev or u/AlexHumva. Faye can be contacted @la_socialistra. The show can be supported at Patreon.
In a shorter episode, Alex and Faye take a look at Elon Musk being, well, Elon Musk, including a discussion of titles and the lack there of as well as an extended segment regarding Musk, catgirls, and trans culture. They swear a lot, and then talk about America's descent into fascism and violence.
The trainwreck continues as JL returns to help analyze various liberal and neoliberal individuals and institutions receiving pipe bombs from someone who thinks they're the representatives of leftism. The Saudi Arabian royals continue to change their story on how a critic of them and the Trump administration was mysteriously tortured and killed by Saudi Arabian intelligence operatives. The Department of Health and Human Services employs elementary school level sex ed to make guidelines about human sex and gender, to expectedly terrible results. Finally, Washington state seeks to implement much stricter gun laws on its residents, and the cops are torn on what to think.
In this episode of the podcast, Alex might not exactly be well, but that can't stop him from talking about John Brown. The Proud Boys attack leftists from one side of the nation to the other and then boast about having friends in high places. Breht and Bones get attacked by Alex Jones, who is blissfully unaware of their helicopter schemes. Saudi Arabia assassinates a journalist by means of bone saw and it's just absolutely terrifying, skip to 1:15:00ish if you don't want that. Finally, student loans destroy us all.
The podcast looks at changes going on with the Socialist Rifle Association and hurricane efforts happening today, and then turns an eye to Elon Musk, Silicon Valley, and the intersection of technology and society. We glance at what social activism and corporate activism is doing in the gun world, and then sigh a lot about the rise of fascism. Finally, the anthropocene, climate change, and the incoming apocalyptic landscape. Gotta end positive.
The podcast reviews the Republican party "abandoning it's values" and sighs deeply. The US gets slapped in international court but no one seems to care while Musk gets slapped by the SEC and cares a little. The Jesuits look to embrace democratic socialism and further liberation theology, but then the Louisville DSA gets pepper sprayed. Parkland denies rent space to a gun show and maybe that isn't the best but who knows. We briefly review how screen time works with children, because why not. Finally, "frugal" billionaires and Amazon's labor struggles.
This is part of a Patreon series to provide some extra content for those who support the show at Patreon6, the first episode being made public to premier the series. In this episode Alex and Faye discuss intersectionality, some of its history, its applications in today's society, and what we should do about class consciousness and identity politics. Special guest appearance from the ghost of the Humva household, the mini-Humva.
The podcast resumes regular schedule a day late because the host is currently dying from a sinus infection. Alex and Faye discuss the hurricane relief efforts briefly, then get into the shocking news that an ancap did something awful. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility successfully passes a resolution with Smith and Wesson's holding company to push for more gun safety, somehow. Trump talks big at the UN and gets laughed at for it, but it's okay because we'll all forget about it with the never-ending saga on Kavanaugh and now Rosenstein. California tries to fix the bail system and misses the mark, while Jerry Brown tells us not to go too far left unless we want someone even worse than Trump. The Jacobin mistreats its workers, the Apple Watch is cool but could put you in legal trouble, and millennial kill something else yet again: divorce. Finally, the rich seek to survive the apocalypse, but don't seem to have thought it through very well.
A man gets shot in his own apartment by an off-duty officer and people still blame him. A police lieutenant sells too many guns and gets busted. Cumeo gets the coveted anti-gun endorsement and gladly embraces it. Musk gets a few tokes on while his executive staff flee the company and his workers get fired for drug tests. Google snubs the Senate so the Senate snubs them. Bannon says the deep state is going coup Trump, except the state isn't very deep. The passport denial trend finds its way to Kansas. Trump officials plot some actual coups in Venezuela. Finally, hurricane relief. This episode was meant to air the week prior but alas, scheduling delays.
The podcast checks in on how the SRA is doing, Cody Wilson skirts around his injunction by selling hard copies of the liberator code, a Department of Education report is 95% wrong about school shootings, California passes a law to let your boss tell a judge to take your guns away, the Oath Keepers form an anti-leftist training program like it's 1932 all over again, the police have trouble keeping transgender individuals safe, Elon Musk is insane, California takes on the FCC, Trump says Google is being mean to him, a sports player makes an ironically good point about gun control, and finally Latino citizens get their citizenship stripped by the border. Late stage capitalism has never been so simultaneously hilarious and terrifying.
The podcast examines gun discourse from Utah to Hawaii, with little positive to be seen. The Democrats depower the oligarchs (a little), while an anarchist capitalist and a social democrat both fail to argue why socialism is bad/good. Elon Musk realizes that maybe SEC violations aren't a good idea, Silent Sam gets the mosh pit treatment, and Politico pretends that a teenager hacked the elections. A judge rules that maybe the police can compel you to unlock your phone, another judge rules Trump can't union bust, a Georgia superintendent gets racist on tape, and Verizon gets a fiery reaction after throttling fire fighters. Finally, we discuss prison strike 2018 and what is going on with it.
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