7/8 Extremist White Christian Nationalists Prepare For War; & Biden Digs In? w/ Brad Onishi

July 8, 2024

Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Brad Onishi, writer, co-host of the Straight White American Jesus podcast, and founder of Axis Mundi Media, to discuss his recent book Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism – And What Comes Next. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on Biden’s tight grasp on his candidacy, major defeats for the right wing in the UK and France, Iran’s presidential election, the Lancet report on Gaza’s 180k+ death toll, ceasefire negotiations, Project 2025, anti-administrative attacks on trans care, Boeing’s plea deal, and the passing of Jane McAlevey, before diving a little deeper into the ongoing conversation about the future of Biden’s candidacy. Brad Onishi then joins, diving right into the pivotal moment of the 1960s-70s social and electoral movements – from Civil Rights to the ERA – that brought the aggrievement of the “religious right” in the US back to the fore, and saw the return of a true Christian Nationalist movement in US politics. Stepping back, Onishi looks at his roots in the birthplace of this US Conservative Christian movement – Orange County, California – and the major role this county played in offering an escape for southern and midwestern “implants” from “urban diversity” (Black people), as myriad conservative-driven industries boomed in post-WWII SoCal. Expanding on this era’s particular distillation of Christian Nationalism, Brad walks Sam and Emma through the proliferation of America-first rhetoric in the burgeoning Mega Church and Evangelical communities, with hyper-Americanism and theocratic rule fusing in a cogenerative movement to reclaim the country from “fake” Americans that could not be trusted with socio-political power, a perspective deeply ingrained in the modern day conservative movement. After expanding on the contemporary manifestation of this movement’s proliferation (Donald Trump, Jan 6th, the overturn of Roe v. Wade, etc), Onishi wraps up by expanding on his connection to this movement, what we can learn from much of his community’s escape-from-evangelism, how to organize the left against this threat, and the role traditional catholicism plays as a guiding force for this movement.

And in the Fun Half: Emma and Sam watch NC Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Robinson speak in front of the cross about the innate American desire to kill some folks, parse through the unsurprising yet wildly devastating Lancet report on the drastic undercount of deaths in Gaza, and unpack Hamas’ acquiescence to a temporary ceasefire. They also expand on the conversation about Biden’s future, including CNN’s recent report on Biden’s underperforming polling, and where it leaves other electoral races, before watching Dave Rubin build up his expectations for the conservative contagion’s performance in Europe before it all comes crashing down in front of him, plus, your calls and IMs!

Check out Brad’s book here: https://www.bradonishi.com/books/

Check out Brad’s podcast here: https://linktr.ee/StraightWhiteJC

Find out more about Axis Mundi Media here: https://axismundi.supercast.com/

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join

Follow us on TikTok here!: https://www.tiktok.com/@majorityreportfm

Check us out on Twitch here!: https://www.twitch.tv/themajorityreport

Find our Rumble stream here!: https://rumble.com/user/majorityreport

Check out our alt YouTube channel here!: https://www.youtube.com/majorityreportlive

Join Sam on the Nation Magazine Cruise! 7 days in December 2024!!: https://nationcruise.com/mr/

Check out the “Repair Gaza” campaign courtesy of the Glia Project here: https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/rebuild_gaza_help_repair_and_rebuild_the_lives_and_work_of_our_glia_team#!/

Check out StrikeAid here!; https://strikeaid.com/

Gift a Majority Report subscription here: https://fans.fm/majority/gift

Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow

Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/

Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/

Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/

Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app

Check out today’s sponsors:

Cozy Earth: Remember to go to https://CozyEarth.com/MAJORITYREPORT to enjoy 30% off using the code MAJORITYREPORT. And after placing your order, select “podcast” in the survey and then select “Majority Report with Sam Seder” in the dropdown menu that follows.

Sunset Lake CBD: The folks over at Sunset Lake CBD are launching their newest product: CBD Softgels. These vegan, sugar-free softgels are designed to deliver long-lasting relaxation and relief. You can take them with your morning vitamins or keep the bottle on your nightstand. Folks, right now, when you go to https://SunsetLakeCBD.com you can try Sunset Lake’s new Softgels for 40% off. Use code “SG40” at checkout.

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:





Check out Matt’s show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning

Check out Matt Binder’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mattbinder

Subscribe to Brandon’s show The Discourse on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ExpandTheDiscourse

Check out Ava Raiza’s music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/

The Majority Report with Sam Seder – https://majorityreportradio.com/

Past Episodes

It's News Day Tuesday! Sam and Emma speak with Elizabeth Pancotti, director of special initiatives at the Roosevelt Institute and contributor the Fireside Stacks newsletter on SubStack, to discuss the Kamala Harris's potential economic policy as a presidential candidate. Follow Elizabeth on ...
Happy Monday! Sam and Emma speak with Dave Weigel, author of the "Americana" newsletter at Semafor, to discuss the groundbreaking news from yesterday that President Biden will be dropping out of the presidential race, and endorsing Vice President Harris. First Sam and Emma run through updates ...
It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Jeet Heer, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, to round up yet another crazy week in news. First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the FLOP that was Night 3 of the RNC, Biden’s candidacy, the ICJ’s stunning advisory opinion on Israel, ...