Chris Hayes Podcast Ta-Nehisi Coates | Why Is This Happening? - Ep 144 | MSNBC 1

Chris Hayes Podcast Ta-Nehisi Coates | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 144 | MSNBC


One day after the attack on the Capitol, Chris Hayes and author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down to process what we witnessed as a nation and what it reveals about the fragility of American democracy.

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Chris Hayes Podcast Ta-Nehisi Coates | Why Is This Happening? – Ep 144 | MSNBC


  1. STOP!!!! A lot of good points here but why is everyone getting trapped in the ‘that is/is not who we are/are not’? That is too narrow a focus! Instead ask:
    Where are we?
    Where do we need to be and
    How do we there from here?

    1. That’s exactly the problem. Not willing to acknowledge our shortcomings, let alone be willing to work on them. “We” (as individuals and as clans and as nations) are not inclined/do not want to dare take a good look at the demons inside us, so as to reckon with them, accept them, or deal with them to better ourselves. We would rather put them on the back burner, pretend (or convince ourselves) that everything is hunky dory around us, while those demons inside us (willingly or unwillingly) tend to have negative impacts on others around us.

  2. America is

    23 in education.
    25 in democracy index.
    34 in raising a family index.
    37 in healthcare.
    No high speed train.
    Highest number of homeless people.
    Highest number of incarcerated people.
    78% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

    Stock market is not economy of Americans, where 90% of money belongs to top 10% of population, it’s wallet of the rich!

    Let’s talk like adults, instead of name calling!

    I have left ample of proof on my playlist, if you would like to check.

    Let’s make our country better together.. . .. .

  3. The bottom line is: how could the Democrats rig a federal election while Trump is in power? It’s just ridiculous.

    1. @Bad Noxin now you made feel like I wasted my time… I should have known when you semantics matter here. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Get with it. Think, research, look…

    2. @Bottom Line I beleive you let others do the thinking for you bud. I think you just repeat what you hear, no questions asked. But that’s my opinion, what do I know, I went to public school

  4. Its not that Obama’s presidency was illegitimate to the cult, but it was “how could a black man have won when all my white friends are racist?”

    1. President Trump never said that. You are a liar because you are too lazy and too dumb to do a little research and get the truth. There is a light therapy for viruses and this is what he was talking about.

  5. No, the birtherism is not to blame. When Obama won they were already ripe for lunacy.

    There are at least two major reasons for this:

    The southern strategy of the Republican party is to blame – they deliberately decided to embrace racism for the power. This continues till now where people like Cruz embrace lies for votes.

    The politics that created millions of people who are frankly the losers of the U.S. democracy are to blame. In the seventies unlearned workers could afford houses while their wife stayed home. By now people can’t afford anything but Musk got 185 billion to his name and Bezos is closely behind.

    So, you want to believe anything because nothing makes sense anymore – the Republicans let you believe anything for the votes – then the liars start to tell you anything that will rile you up so you continue to vote for them cause they are the solution.

    You need to increase the wealth of the ordinary person drastically – in essence democracy needs to produce more winners than loosers or it can not stand. You need to actually do something!

    And you need to stomp out the Facists – hard.

  6. They thought private BONE SPURS was bringing back the land of DIXIE when America was really great for them the evil ones

  7. 32:40 this already has shown itself to change the conversation (which is literally the point of terrorism). People are saying that the Biden administration needs to consider if it is worth the risk of inciting violence by trying to prosecute Trump for inciting insurrection.

    How does that not teach the public that if they are scary enough, they will escape accountability? How do we imagine a country where we DONT see attacks like this regularly after setting the precedence that it’s too dangerous to combat it? And as we crack down on that, how can appropriately protect first and second amendment rights?

  8. Hey Chris, I’m relatively new to pod cast, and I love your commentary on MSNBC; I find them both informative, and entertaining. Nice work, keep up the good job.

  9. Again, the total mortality in the United States is 0.11 which when rounded to the nearest whole number is ZERO


  11. Everybody don’t let this moment pass you make the most of it by you making the best decision of your life right now by allowing God to come into your life by you praying to God everyday for his help in every decision of your life everyday and in every situation of your life everyday for I guarantee if you do this everyday then your life will get better, you will have more peace, you will be more successful, you will have more happiness, and all your dreams will come true that’s because when you pray to God then God will make all good things possible for you and you must not forget to read the “Holy Bible” everyday and a great place for you to start in the holy Bible is (Psalms 1) and everyday after that read a chapter in Psalms till you finish all the chapters in Psalms then after that start on (Proverbs 1) then everyday after that read a chapter in Proverbs till you finish all the chapters in Proverbs and after that read every chapter of the Holy Bible until you finish it for it will change your life in the most amazing way

  12. The reason this is happening is that nobody on the left or right believe the lies the main stream media spreads on a daily basis. It might do you some good Chris to get out of your New York City bubble, and witness the poverty and hopelesness that is going on in America.

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