The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #31
Is California a harbinger of America's future?
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The Future Liberals Want | The Roundtable Ep. 31
California is a dumpster fire of government corruption, bureaucratic ineptitude, and social breakdown–and it’s coming for a state near you! This is literally the future liberals want, as they have made plain this week in their spectacularly cringey remote National Convention. Plus: QAnon may be a kooky conspiracy theory, but are its adherents really wrong to fear a nationwide cabal of pedophilia? Our editors discuss.
California, the Nation’s Dumpster Fire | The Roundtable Ep. 31 Segment 1
Rolling blackouts are hitting hundreds of thousands of Californians during the worst heat wave since 2006. Wildfire is spreading across the state like…well, wildfire. And the state economy is in the tank. California is in trouble on all sides, all of which could have been avoided if Democrats weren’t such miserable incompetents. Is California’s meltdown a canary in the coal mine for Election 2020? Timestamp: 1:02
The DNC Cringefest | The Roundtable Ep. 31 Segment 2
Only 75 days out from the general election, the Democrats are finally holding their national convention. Everyone, even prominent left-wing figures, agree that it is an unmitigated disaster. Our editors analyze the strange gyrations of a party in its digital death throes, and the sinister new Left that is rising to take its place. Timestamp: 18:42
QAnon and Netflix | The Roundtable Ep. 31 Segment 3
A reporter recently asked President Trump if he is secretly saving the world from “pedophiles and cannibals.” This threw gasoline on the QAnon conspiracy theory, but Trump’s response was absolutely legendary. Our editors analyze the underlying rationality of conspiracy theories generally even if their conclusions are wrong. Plus: Netflix’s newest show sexualizes young girls in a disgusting, revealing way. Timestamp: 34:20