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Dec 9, 2017

There are two guests on this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show

Nancy MacLean returns to explain the real impact and long-term devastation to the American people that will be caused by the Republican so-called "tax reform" bill. She is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of the new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America.

Democracy in Chains was also one of the five finalists in the 2017 National Book Awards for non-fiction.   

During this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Nancy and Chauncey discuss how the Republican Party's "tax bill" is part of a bigger plot by the most extreme elements of the right-wing--including libertarians allied with the Koch brothers--to return America to a time before the 20th century. With last week's passage of their "tax plan" the Republican Party and the plutocrats (as well as Christian fascists) to which they are beholden have taken one more stop closer to eliminating programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid with the ultimate goal of eliminating the "useless eaters". Professor MacLean predicted this would happen in her new book Democracy in Chains

John Feffer is the second guest on this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is a foreign policy expert, philosopher, and author of the much-discussed new book Splinterlands which is a brilliant exploration of a future ruined Earth, an America in the midst of a de facto civil war, and how it call came to pass. This conversation with John is just a preview of a much longer full length episode that will air in the very near future.

On this week's show Chauncey mocks the Democrats and other liberals who actually believe that forcing Senator Al Franken and others who have been accused of sexual harassment to resign will somehow shame the Republicans into moving against Donald Trump and Roy Moore. Chauncey also shares some wisdom from Hannah Arendt about Trump's fascism and the threat posed by his human deplorable trash mob. And at the end of this week's podcast Chauncey shares a story about meeting an angel in human form at the local library.

Robb G
six and a half years ago

The Ultimate Goal of this is exactly what it appears to be, make Hitler look like a genocidal neophyte. This in modern terms is likely to be near catastrophic on a global scale for the Human race by Design. Our Country isn't the only one in the grips of Right wing Psychopathy. What they think of as a shock doctrine controlled chaos to meet their goals and ends, is giving rise to elements and forces that are clearly motivated by unbridled hatred and celebration of evil and Money is of little interest to. The fire they are playing with is likely to consume them as swiftly as they plot to kill off the useless eaters, there is no honor among thieves or psychopaths, and this will spiral out of control as all death cults do. My concern isn't so much about the obvious desire on these sociopath's part to commit mass murder using government malfeasance but creating a machine that destroys humanity when they lose control of it. We are not dealing with technology of WWII era destruction and capacity, the tools of war, and control and power employed currently are beyond any nation's ability to control when in the hands of delusional messianic deviants. Theses people seek wanton destruction and it's not beyond the pale to imagine any one of these foot soldiers of the death cult to decide the time has come for the end of all things for the fulfillment their ideology.