The Atlantic to sponsor virtual ‘festival’ featuring Hillary and a who’s who of the American Left

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The Atlantic, whose editor wrote a widely debunked hit piece last week claiming President Donald Trump said disparaging things about American war dead and the late Sen. John McCain, is sponsoring a “festival” featuring a litany of Left-wing figures.

According to information posted online, the all-virtual event is scheduled for Sept. 21-24 and will feature former first lady and ‘Russian collusion’ truther Hillary Clinton.

“In 1857, The Atlantic was founded to explicate and illuminate the American idea. That mission is as urgent today as it was then,” the site says.

“Join us as we examine the magnitude of the events of 2020, who we are as a nation, and what we might become. The Atlantic’s marquee festival will bring brave thinking and bold ideas to life with four days of can’t-miss conversations, evening headliners, and more,” the site adds.

Some of the speakers joining Clinton are:

— The magazine’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, who wrote last week’s controversial story;

— Actress and TBS host Samantha Bee, who once referred to first daughter Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c**t”;

— Chesa Boudin, the San Francisco district attorney whose parents were members of the domestic terrorist organization Weather Underground, and who has refused to prosecute a number of crimes;

— Larry Krasner, the district attorney for Philadelphia who was backed by billionaire sedition sponsor George Soros;

— Larry Hogan, the anti-Trump Republican governor of Maryland;

— Rachel Scott, ABC News’ White House correspondent;

— U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas);

— Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC host and NBC News business correspondent;

— Ethan Hawke, actor

The event’s agenda will feature a talking points list of Left-wing grievance issues that include:

— “Equity, Inclusion and a New World of Work,” which will be underwritten by the AARP

“Join this expert panel for a compelling discussion on the future of work, how employers can support their multigenerational workforce during these unprecedented challenges, and how to foster equity and organizational growth and opportunity as we recover and rebuild,” the site says.

— “Women of Washington,” underwritten by ExxonMobil

“In the next installment of the “Women in Washington” series, join The Atlantic to hear from women leaders in government, science, economics, and the media on how they are navigating the pandemic and the calls for social justice, and their vision for the future of America,” the session description says.

— “Power of Purpose: Bridging the Racial Divide,” sponsored by USBank.

“This has been a year of unprecedented turmoil that has exposed significant inequalities throughout society. Corporations, more than governments, have heeded the call for change. What is the role of the private sector in bringing change? What can corporate America do to end systemic racism and economic inequality?” the description says.

And those sessions are just on Day One.

Subsequent ‘festival’ days include sessions on:

— “Reimagining the American Dream” — “The killing of George Floyd exposed inequalities in justice. What will it take to provide all Americans a chance for opportunity? What does the reimagination of the American dream look like?”

— “The American Crisis” — “The past four years have been among the most turbulent in our history—and would have been so even without a global pandemic and waves of nationwide protest against police violence. How did we get here?”

— “The Small Business Solution to Inequality” — “The coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact devastated small businesses across the country and amplified long-standing inequities. Black- and Latino-owned businesses were hit hardest.”

— “The Equity of Health” — “The global coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the racial divides in health, as people of color of all ages have been shown to be more susceptible to the virus. How can government policy makers, business leaders, and public-health advocates make sure that everyone—no matter their skin color, income, or hometown—has a healthy future?”

— “Race and Justice” — “Amid a national conversation about race, what has emerged is an understanding that the Americans who interact with police, are arrested, or are in jails are predominantly Black and brown men and women. What has to happen to reform, if not rebuild, a criminal-justice system that has for too long been based on racial inequity?”

Reactions to the festival online were swift.

Jon Dougherty

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Jon is a staff writer for BizPac Review with 30 years' worth of reporting experience, as well as an author and U.S. Army veteran. He has a BA in political science from Ashford University and an MA in national security studies/intelligence analysis from American Military University.
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