Faith, Family and America's Future

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By Democracy at Work - Dr. Harriet Fraad and Julianna Forlano, Democracy at Work - Dr. Harriet Fraad, and Julianna Forlano. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Disciplining people to submit is crucial for authoritarian rule. There are three mechanisms, three ideological state apparatuses in Althusser's terms. They are more powerful than the police and the army and far more effective at getting people tp submit to authoritarian leaders. They are the authoritarian family, authoritarian religion, and authoritarian education. They work together to teach the lines of dominance and subordination as natural. One obeys to consider oneself a "good boy, a good girl." They are the enemies of revolutionary transformation. This podcast explains how they work and what we can do to change them.

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