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Air Date: 9/27/2019
Today we take a look at the legacy of 9/11; the war on terror, the PATRIOT Act, our collective PTSD and our desperate clinging to American Exceptionalism™
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Discussing the military legacy of 9/11, the war on terror, and the Middle East.
On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a new book recasts one of America's darkest days in strikingly personal terms by weaving together survival stories in minute-by-minute detail.
The mainstream corporate media is one of the chief propagators of American exceptionalism and innocence...the narratives of American exceptionalism and American innocence work together to serve white supremacy, empire, capitalism, and the US war machine.
Jon Gold on the lingering impact of the AUMF
Alan Chin talks about his experience covering wars since 9/11.
Political scientist Neta C. Crawford examines the brutal, ongoing human cost of America's wars. Neta is author of the paper "Human Cost of the Post-9/11 Wars: Lethality and the Need for Transparency"
DeRay, Clint and Sam discuss how the PATRIOT Act targets drug use more than terrorism
The terrorists and the national security states waging war against them are dependent upon one another, and together have created a more violent, divided and alienated world.
Ch. 9: Final comments on dealing with the emotional damage of childhood
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Inessential - Bayou Birds
- Cicle Veroni - Cicle Kadde
- Banjo - Grey River
- Felt Lining - The Cabinetmaker
- Cloud Line - K4
- O Holy Still - Vacant Distillery
- Thread Caramb - Textile Caramb
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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