A.Ron responds to mail he’s gotten on recent shows! We talk about worker cooperatives, elitism in electoral politics, the Postal Service crisis, taxing income versus taxing capital gains, anti-racism, and cancel culture. With just the slightest of detours into caveman philosophy and Soviet misadventures in agriculture.
Three Right Turns explores progressive politics and policy with an eye towards out reach and explanation to centrists and open minded people of conservative persuasion. Do you feel left behind by the modern culture and economy? Are you alienated by friends, co-workers, and family, or are angry and confused for always feeling like the bad guy? Maybe Three Right Turns can help. Hosted by A.Ron, a former Christian conservative turned secular progressive, this podcast will answer honest questions with straightforward answers without judgment or condescension. Email email@example.com or tweet @ARonHubbardBM with #3RT to have your questions or comments considered for the show.
This week A.Ron goes over a 1995 essay by Umberto Eco, entitled “Ur-Fascism”. What is fascism? What does it look like to be living in a democratic society that is slipping into fascism? What does it feel like? Does 21st century America embody any of the principles of “Ur-Fascism” that Eco outlines in his essay? What can we do to combat these tendencies?
3RT:26 is postponed to later in the week to make room for live covering the first 2020 Presidential Debate tonight, September 29th, at 9PM eastern. We’ll be going live on Swizzbold’s YouTube channel around 8:45 to get ready. Come watch with A.Ron and the rest of the Swizzbold community as we watch and react live along with the rest of the country.
Corey Cottrell comes back to share thoughts on Kamala Harris as Democratic VP pick, the latest on Trump’s war on the USPS and mail in voting, then we get personal and talk about his recent split from the podcast Moving Forward, our concerns for liberals embracing Project Lincoln, and in what capacities can we work with conservatives towards good faith governance.
The Post Office is under attack during a time where we may need it the most. A.Ron explores the validity of claims by Trump that our elections are rigged, and that mail in voting is particularly susceptible to fraud, and discusses what we can do to keep our elections democratic, safe, and fair. Then Nova Reid joins the podcast to discuss her work on anti-racist education and race relations in the UK. Be sure to check out her TED Talk, “Not All Superheros Wear Capes – How You Have the Power to Change the World”!
We examine the phenomenon of “cancel culture” through a historical lens, before looking into the details of two recent examples of attempted cancellations; Lin Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton”, and Nick Cannon’s controversial comments on a recent podcast.