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In the era of 'Fake News,' it can be tough to understand what political movements are really about. You may have seen "Pepe the Frog" memes all over the internet during the last election in connection to the alt-right -- but what is the alt-right movement? What does it stand for? Do alt-right activists all agree with Richard Spencer? Does the alt-right really harbor hatred for Jews and racial minorities? Are all of them pro-Trump? On this episode, host Jesse Lee Peterson interviews alt-right activist Johnny Benitez, of the Alt-Knights of Orange County, for answers on this and more!

During the 2016 presidential election, many people connected the internet's explosion of "Pepe the Frog" memes to the rise of the alt-right movement. Although by now most have heard of it, there is still a lot of mystery and misunderstanding surrounding the alt-right movement. What is it really about? What does it have to do with Donald Trump? Does it have anything to do with race? What is the conflict between the alt-right and the alt-lite about? On this episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson sits down with alt-right activist Johnny Benitez to answer this, and much more!

Black Lives Matter. White Nationalists. Asian Americans. Latino Americans. Jewish Americans. Women's rights. Flip on any TV, and it's all you see -- talking heads playing identity politics, quickly grouping Americans based on race and gender. Pointing fingers at some groups as "victim" (i.e. minorities, women) and others as "oppressor" (i.e. whites; men). Is identity politics the correct lens to look through, when it comes to fixing America's deepest problems? On this episode, TheFallenState TV host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Jennifer Pae, Director of FairVote California.

Teenage blogger Amos Yee was thrown into prison in his home country of Singapore after posting videos in which he celebrated the death of his country's leader, and slammed Christianity and Islam.  After serving his jail sentences, Amos fled his country because he didn't want to stop speaking out about his views.  He fled to the United States and was ultimately granted asylum.  Tune in as Amos sits down with TheFallenState TV host Jesse Lee Peterson for a wide-ranging, candid debate on illegal immigration, Donald Trump, a border wall vs.

On this season finale episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson sits down with comedian, writer, and actor Carlos Mencia (creator of the Comedy Central show, "Mind of Mencia"). Jesse asks Carlos about originally being from Honduras, what his family means to him, and what it means to be a man. They also discuss race in America, as well as Carlos's thoughts on Trump and his immigration policy. Finally, Jesse asks Carlos about his infamous onstage run-in with comedian Joe Rogan and how that event impacted him. Don't miss this Fallen State season finale!

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