Danny Haiphong: Malcolm X on American Exceptionalism: Where Do We Go From Here?

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“The liberal co-optation is the genesis of repression not only in the state as we see it now with the police brutalizing protesters, killing black people, targeting journalists, all of the egregious human rights violations that we see occurring right now in the United States. That is one form of repression but then there’s the other ideological repression and war that is part of this struggle and we are seeing it pretty outwardly right now with the corporations and the local governments and the Democratic Party with the Kente cloth-kneeling all that as part of this ideological war, a war of placation, the attempts to really steer the movement into acceptable means of protests.” — Danny Haiphong

The Left Lens with Danny Haiphong on Jun 12, 2020

In this episode, I read brief remarks from the book Malcolm X Talks to Young People and my co-authored book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake News From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror to frame a discussion on where do we go from here in the mass rebellion taking place in the U.S. against racist policing and white supremacy.

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As promised, article from Ho Chi Minh mentioned in my remarks:

We Charge Genocide Petition of 1951

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From the archives:

There Will Be No Social Or Racial Justice Worth Having On A Dead Planet, by Paul Street

Chris Hedges and Glen Ford: Analysis of the George Floyd Protests

Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief + It’s Reckoning, Not Wrecking, by Finian Cunningham

Chris Hedges: Cops Are The Primary Source Of Social Control + The Censorship Has Been Cheered On By The Left

The Ugly States of America, by Finian Cunningham

Over the Rainbow: Paths of Resistance After George Floyd, by Jim Kavanagh

Danny Haiphong: George Floyd and the Centrality of White Supremacy in America

Chris Hedges and Danny Haiphong: Myths of American Exceptionalism

Exceptionally Innocent by David Swanson (Book Review)

What Is COINTELPRO? by The Anti-Social Socialist