Thu, 19 November 2015
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from November 19, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com.
Hour 1: Polls on whether or not to allow refugees into America show that a majority of Americans are completely against it. Talk about the parallels of the US turning away Jewish refugees in the lead up to the Holocaust. Despite the fact that the terrorists in Paris weren’t refugees, some Americans still feel they are the ones to be feared. Video of Jake Tapper challenging Chris Christie on this fact, with Christie rejecting the truth. John Kasich has introduced a new plan to create a federal agency that would promote Judeo Christian values. Video of him discussing his vision for this agency that would promote Christianity to Americans and the rest of the world that misunderstands a Christian Western ethic. A townhall meeting in Virginia erupted into a racist rant by one White resident towards a Muslim citizen that he labeled a terrorist. Video of the outburst. The community meeting was about setting up a new worship center for Muslims on property that is already owned by the religious group. John reads a quote from Ben Carson that compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs running around your neighborhood. Donald Trump has dropped to a new low in voicing his opposition to Muslims. In an interview with Yahoo, he said that we need to increase our monitoring on Muslims to an extent that would label them and create a database so that everyone could identify them upon sight. Trump missed the comparison this policy is to what Nazis did to Jews during the Holocaust. A Republican state Rep from Rhode Island released a letter claiming that Muslims are rapists and murderers looking to decapitate anyone not like them. Her solution is to put Muslim refugees in a camp where they can be contained and monitored, another allusion to The Final Solution.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. A bookstore in Denver is named ISIS Books and Gifts has been the victim of vandalism since the terror group’s name has gained attention. The name of this bookstore is named after the Egyptian goddess ISIS. A drug called captagon is being used by fighters in the Middle East and Syria to stay up and alert as they fight. It gives a euphoric feeling that allows them to kill with a numb, reckless energy. Ana is intrigued by the drug and jokes that she would consider taking it in order to get work done. After Charlie Sheen went public with his diagnosis of HIV, Jenny McCarthy spoke about how this upset her. Video of her podcast where she laments his lack of disclosure to her when they had to do love scenes together on his show. Cenk understands her concerns even though it’s not possible to contract it without exchanging bodily fluids. Pharma Bro’s company has lost $14.6 million since his price gouging scheme was publicized.