Brad and Dan begin by analyzing the surge in vigilantism on the American Right. Brad discusses how vigilantism often rises in times when there is a question of who belongs in the community – and what it means to have a working social order. Dan discusses the ways that vigilantism rises when law and order no longer work – and the perceived need for violence beyond the law takes hold.
In the second segment they argue that the bevy of far-right laws passed in Florida represent the attempt to make the vigilante’s myopic vision of social order the law. From taking trans kids from their parent, to banning books, to destabilizing higher education, and investigating fifth grade teachers for showing a film with a queer character . . .
Here’s a link to a petition ANYONE can sign:
Invite to the school board meeting to Speak for Freedom
Fort Worth article siting ACLU letter
There’s some great sound bytes from LGBTQIA+ students in this video from our board meeting for some on air material. It is 17 minutes long.
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