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Unf*cking The Republic

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Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more


Playing Chicken with China: How Propaganda Rationalizes Conflict.

There were 15 references to China in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The recent bill passed by the House, which is more than what President Biden requested (because that makes fucking sense) contains 89 references to China. It’s official. We have our new existential bogeyman threat. Battle stations, everyone. We’re going to war with China. Someday. Or are we? Why would we? What the actual fuck is our problem? Today’s episode pulls back the cover on our latest propaganda campaign designed to scare the shit out of us and normalize aggression toward our largest trading partner on the planet.


00:00:40 Intro

00:01:55 Chapter 1

00:05:15 Chapter 2

00:13:47 Chapter 3

00:19:25 Chapter 4

00:28:37 Chapter 5

00:37:31 Show Notes

00:39:41 Emails + Shoutouts

00:49:45 Outro


Richard Nixon Presidential Library: Nixon in China: Film

Militarist Monitor: Gatestone Institute

AlJazeera: Biden administration approves $650m weapon sale to Saudi Arabia

Brookings: Rising to the Challenge: Navigating Competition, Avoiding Crisis, and Advancing US Interests in Relations With China

Democracy Now!: Historian Alfred McCoy Predicts the U.S. Empire is Collapsing as China’s Power Grows

60 Minutes Australia: Prepare for Armageddon: China's warning to the world

Democracy At Work: The Competition Between China and the U.S. - Global Capitalism with Richard Wolff

Democracy Now!: Noam Chomsky: Trump's attacks on China are a continuation of "Yellow Peril" fear-mongering

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Vivek Ramaswamy: Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam


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