A podcast for the SRA community and greater leftist community, particularly the gun owning parts of it. Released on a (semi-)weekly schedule, we discuss all manner of news stories pertaining to the cause of leftism, particularly with matters pertaining to firearms, from a leftist perspective.
Faye and Austin collect eyewitness accounts of the revolution in Rojava. Robert Evans (@IwriteOK) speaks about his experience in Rojava, as well as the political background. Charlie (@SabCharlie) and Josh speak about their experiences as members of the SDF International Brigades and their participation in the liberation of Raqqa.
Faye and Austin hold a roundtable with their comrades Ellie and Rowdy, discussing recent news in the American labor movement and how it ties into the larger class struggle.
Faye interviews Rowdy about Epistemic Nihilism, the nature of ideology, the roots of eco-fascism, over-consumption, and left unity.
Faye and Alex make some important announcements about upcoming SRA elections, then discuss the recent trend of reactionary "class-first" Marxism and how it is corrosive to the socialist movement.
After the break, Faye interviews SRA Secretary J.L. Hamilton about the AK-47: its history, mechanics, and modern application.
Faye and Austin discuss cement milkshakes, antifa, Proud Boys, police brutality, migrant concentration camps, firearms for home defense, and more.
After the break, Faye interviews Rob and Mango from the SRA SF Bay chapter about their recent booth at San Francisco Pride, their disaster mitigation efforts, and what advice they have for other SRA organizers.
Faye and Austin discuss Pride and the many reasons police do not belong at it. We respond to some criticism about the SRA and lay out the organization's function and purpose. We finish up with an explanation of body armor and firearms penetration.
After the break, Faye interviews anarchist folk & filk musician Leslie Fish about her music and activism.
Faye and Austin are joined by special guest, Pearson Bolt! In a discussion style panel, we talk about the wave of anti-abortion bills sweeping the nation, Iran and Venezuela, and some tips and advice for gun owning radicals.
Faye and Austin discuss the role of right wing militias, Pinkertons, and the FBI in oppressing the left and propagating fascism. There is hope though, in the form of an old shouty dude from Vermont who probably won't be president.
After the break, Faye interviews Robert Evans of the "Behind the Bastards" and "It Could Happen Here" podcasts about the potential for a Second American Civil War, the radical left's readiness for it, and how it can be avoided.
Faye and Austin discuss police brutality and the need for white socialists to stand in solidarity and participate (not lead!) in black-led movements for racial justice. They then briefly discuss the Mueller report and the winding-down of Russiagate, as well as Joe Biden's "Creepy Uncle" behavior.
After the break, Faye interviews two SRA comrades in the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America about their experiences as union reps, and how to organize a union in your work place.
Faye and Austin talk about the SRA's recent interview with the BBC, liberal media's obsession with both-sidesism, the Coast Guard terrorist, Ilhan Omar, and the Venezuelan coup. Faye answers Austin's questions about defensive handgun calibres. After the break Faye interviews AngieSpeaks about social capital and gun culture in the UK.
Faye and Austin discuss Bernie Sanders' presidential announcement, the Green New Deal, NeoLiberal complacency, and the likelihood of catastrophic climate change. Afterwards they talk about mental health and suicide with regards to gun ownership, and the need for community and mutual emotional support. Faye interviews SRA member Oso about the SRA's hurricane relief efforts, as well as his experiences as a Jewish person living in the South.
Faye and Austin discuss the liberal reaction to Trump's State of the Union; Kamala Harris' transphobia; and Oregon's new gun legislation. Faye teaches Austin about how safely store a firearm. Faye interviews the President of the SRA, Alex Humva, about Native American rights and the issue of reparations for Native tribes.
New Year, New Host! Faye takes over as official host of the SRA podcast. Joined by new Co-host Austin, they discuss the foibles of the Media's obsession with covering Trump and the Mueller investigation; the Democratic Party's resistance to Progressive ideals; Feinsteins's Assault Weapon's Ban and Police Violence. Faye guides Austin through the process of buying his first gun.
Alex gets meta and reflects on the podcast. Changes are coming to the podcast and its format, but it's okay: it's still doing better than the government, which is currently shut down while one party controls all branches of the federal government and a majority of state legislatures and governorships. The only thing stopping the rise of fascism is the sheer incompetence of those involved.
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The podcast (maybe) resumes normal schedule with another look at our grimdark present. Alex and Faye takes a trip to the windy city to see how their mayor wants to solve a budget shortfall and a far right murderer is tried and convicted as such. A church evicts the homeless displaced after Hurricane Michael and Alex becomes a preacher to cast damnation. Finally, listener questions.
In a belated episode, Alex and Faye talk about Musk digging tunnels, the Democratic leadership continue to prove to be mostly spineless, but AOC continues to troll the right magnificently while attempting to survive DC on a shoestringe budget. Bernie Sanders gives a pretty terrible take on migrants coming to America, CNN gets an itchy termination finger, the VA fails at its job, and the Supreme Court agrees to look at the ban on buying handguns out-of-state. New York state proposes a bill to grab your social media when you want to buy a gun and Elon Musk gets remanded by NASA. Finally, a Heads Up Display and the cyberpunk future.
Returning from a post-election haze, Alex and Faye tackle an election recap, a sampling of recent gun stories, and then look at Amazon's new HQ and the huge government breaks they're receiving. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
In a shorter episode, Alex and Faye take a look at Elon Musk being, well, Elon Musk, including a discussion of titles and the lack there of as well as an extended segment regarding Musk, catgirls, and trans culture. They swear a lot, and then talk about America's descent into fascism and violence.
The trainwreck continues as JL returns to help analyze various liberal and neoliberal individuals and institutions receiving pipe bombs from someone who thinks they're the representatives of leftism. The Saudi Arabian royals continue to change their story on how a critic of them and the Trump administration was mysteriously tortured and killed by Saudi Arabian intelligence operatives. The Department of Health and Human Services employs elementary school level sex ed to make guidelines about human sex and gender, to expectedly terrible results. Finally, Washington state seeks to implement much stricter gun laws on its residents, and the cops are torn on what to think.
In this episode of the podcast, Alex might not exactly be well, but that can't stop him from talking about John Brown. The Proud Boys attack leftists from one side of the nation to the other and then boast about having friends in high places. Breht and Bones get attacked by Alex Jones, who is blissfully unaware of their helicopter schemes. Saudi Arabia assassinates a journalist by means of bone saw and it's just absolutely terrifying, skip to 1:15:00ish if you don't want that. Finally, student loans destroy us all.
The podcast looks at changes going on with the Socialist Rifle Association and hurricane efforts happening today, and then turns an eye to Elon Musk, Silicon Valley, and the intersection of technology and society. We glance at what social activism and corporate activism is doing in the gun world, and then sigh a lot about the rise of fascism. Finally, the anthropocene, climate change, and the incoming apocalyptic landscape. Gotta end positive.
The podcast reviews the Republican party "abandoning it's values" and sighs deeply. The US gets slapped in international court but no one seems to care while Musk gets slapped by the SEC and cares a little. The Jesuits look to embrace democratic socialism and further liberation theology, but then the Louisville DSA gets pepper sprayed. Parkland denies rent space to a gun show and maybe that isn't the best but who knows. We briefly review how screen time works with children, because why not. Finally, "frugal" billionaires and Amazon's labor struggles.
This is part of a Patreon series to provide some extra content for those who support the show at Patreon6, the first episode being made public to premier the series. In this episode Alex and Faye discuss intersectionality, some of its history, its applications in today's society, and what we should do about class consciousness and identity politics. Special guest appearance from the ghost of the Humva household, the mini-Humva.
The podcast resumes regular schedule a day late because the host is currently dying from a sinus infection. Alex and Faye discuss the hurricane relief efforts briefly, then get into the shocking news that an ancap did something awful. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility successfully passes a resolution with Smith and Wesson's holding company to push for more gun safety, somehow. Trump talks big at the UN and gets laughed at for it, but it's okay because we'll all forget about it with the never-ending saga on Kavanaugh and now Rosenstein. California tries to fix the bail system and misses the mark, while Jerry Brown tells us not to go too far left unless we want someone even worse than Trump. The Jacobin mistreats its workers, the Apple Watch is cool but could put you in legal trouble, and millennial kill something else yet again: divorce. Finally, the rich seek to survive the apocalypse, but don't seem to have thought it through very well.
A man gets shot in his own apartment by an off-duty officer and people still blame him. A police lieutenant sells too many guns and gets busted. Cumeo gets the coveted anti-gun endorsement and gladly embraces it. Musk gets a few tokes on while his executive staff flee the company and his workers get fired for drug tests. Google snubs the Senate so the Senate snubs them. Bannon says the deep state is going coup Trump, except the state isn't very deep. The passport denial trend finds its way to Kansas. Trump officials plot some actual coups in Venezuela. Finally, hurricane relief. This episode was meant to air the week prior but alas, scheduling delays.
The podcast checks in on how the SRA is doing, Cody Wilson skirts around his injunction by selling hard copies of the liberator code, a Department of Education report is 95% wrong about school shootings, California passes a law to let your boss tell a judge to take your guns away, the Oath Keepers form an anti-leftist training program like it's 1932 all over again, the police have trouble keeping transgender individuals safe, Elon Musk is insane, California takes on the FCC, Trump says Google is being mean to him, a sports player makes an ironically good point about gun control, and finally Latino citizens get their citizenship stripped by the border. Late stage capitalism has never been so simultaneously hilarious and terrifying.
The podcast examines gun discourse from Utah to Hawaii, with little positive to be seen. The Democrats depower the oligarchs (a little), while an anarchist capitalist and a social democrat both fail to argue why socialism is bad/good. Elon Musk realizes that maybe SEC violations aren't a good idea, Silent Sam gets the mosh pit treatment, and Politico pretends that a teenager hacked the elections. A judge rules that maybe the police can compel you to unlock your phone, another judge rules Trump can't union bust, a Georgia superintendent gets racist on tape, and Verizon gets a fiery reaction after throttling fire fighters. Finally, we discuss prison strike 2018 and what is going on with it.
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The podcast convinces someone else to talk on it, Democrats can't decide if they want to embrace social democracy, Reddit bans gun files, Ajit Pai continues to be a slimeball, Fox says the communists were behind Pearl Harbor, a baker doesn't want to put food dye in a cake lest he burn for eternity, and TERFs stir up trouble in the United Kingdom. I don't even have to write the jokes anymore, they're just there for the taking.
The organization grows in size, Saudi Arabia posts threatening photoshops and wants to buy Tesla, Unite the Right 2 fizzles out for the fash, DEFCON gets frisked, Keith Ellison gets accused of assault (again), Cuba changes its constitution, and socialism maybe is on the rise in America.
The SRA joins the live radio club, a man takes a flashbang to the head in Portland, fash group chats get subpoenaed, Reddit gets hacked (but it's okay), the CIA may or may not have tried to assassinate a world leader via explosive drone, Apple becomes even more filthy rich, Trump explains how rivers work, and Canada gets kicked out of Saudi Arabia. The future is now, it kinda sucks.
In this episode of the SRA Podcast, bylaws are passed, 3D printed gun schematics are illegal again (maybe), unions are busted, and reactionaries continue to gain power. It's like the 1920s, but with less moonshine and more tech libertarians.