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Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior


Nov 9, 2022

By the time you read this, the polls will have closed, but the election will not have ended – and our battle for a free and sovereign United States of America goes on. In this episode, Andrea and Sarah blow off steam that has accumulated over the very difficult year of 2022, in which we lost our bodily autonomy, contended with a relentless pandemic, and saw ever more clearly the complicity of our institutions as the US became the first country in history to memory-hole a coup and let a career criminal coup plotter run for office again like a Cosa Nostra Grover Cleveland.
 
Generally we at Gaslit Nation do not hold back, but there is a time and a place to fully cut loose, and we decided that time was immediately after the polls closed – since this is still a battle between a flawed Democratic party tethered to a Vichy leadership and a GOP that is an apocalyptic death cult. What the two parties have in common is that they will blame us, regular Americans, for everything that goes wrong, while hitting us up for money and telling us to drop dead. We are fed up – and yet we refuse to bow down. So listen to our overview of how we got to this moment, as we rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light! (For those wondering, we will continue to rage, rage, rage on Twitter too – we’re not going anywhere!)
 
We were also provided some evergreen advice from Dakota Hall as the executive director of the Alliance for Youth Action—the first Black and Indigenous leader of the organization—and former executive director of the Alliance’s Wisconsin-based affiliate Leaders Igniting Transformation. The Alliance for Youth Action grows progressive people power across America by empowering local young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correct injustices through on-the-ground organizing.
For this week’s bonus episode, available to Patreon subscribers at the Truth-Teller level and higher, we answer questions submitted from our listeners at the Democracy Defender level and higher. We will answer anything so keep sending in your questions! Gaslit Nation is a fully independent podcast, which gives us the ability to speak honestly and to investigate subjects that many outlets avoid. For us to keep going, however, we need to maintain our financial support. If you’ve learned from our show or appreciate what we do, please consider becoming a Patreon member and joining our community. If you need a place to go to after leaving Twitter, consider subscribing to our Patreon for as low as $1/month – manually select that amount to join our community of listeners!: https://www.patreon.com/gaslit