Ep. 1064 - Honoring The Dead


BARACK OBAMA GETS wildly partisan memorial for Congressman John Lewis Media members exploited Herman, Cain death to slam president trump and from struggles with the consequences of his insane threat to delay the election I'm Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro. Show. The Ben Shapiro Show is sponsored by express VPN. Your data is your business protected at express VPN DOT com slash Ben. Well, there's one in general rule when somebody who prominent is and that is you Kinda hold your fire at least for. The next thirty seconds and typically you don't use their memorials particularly if they are very large figures, you don't use their memorials as sort of launching points for politics. This has been a rule that I would say Republicans have been better at applying, than Democrats, in the recent past whenever a major Democrat is or whenever there's a bad event that results in death and the Democrat speaks the memorial it very often turns into a political rally. So it's nothing new that that's what happened yesterday with regard to the memorial for Congressman John Lewis. There's precedent for this when Senator Paul Wellstone died in. A plane crash in the two thousands, the Democratic Party, how the full political rally stumping for progressive policy when there is a mass shooting in Arizona those the same shooting at injured Gabby giffords the Congresswoman Barack. Obama deployed himself to Arizona where he proceeded to rant and rave about gun control and talk about the evils of his Republican opponents I it really was nothing new. What happened at the John Lewis Memorial that doesn't make it any better and does demonstrate the classlessness of a lot of people in our politics who tend to use death as rationale for jumping into debate over over politics. Purely speaking listen I understand the temptation am on twitter too I get. I can't say that I've been blameless in this my entire twitter history I will say that over the past few years, one of the things I've learned is the day somebody dies you're shut it it says the day somebody dies. Let it go the day of Memorial. What you want to talk about is the stuff that unified about the person. You don't want to talk about the stuff that not unifying about the person there's plenty of time for that. Later, we can tell the difference. In the class level of our various presidents over the course fishery and kind of why Donald Trump is president. Thanks to the reactions yesterday at the John Lewis Memorial. So there are several presidents who spoke at the Memorial Congressman Lewis Lewis of course was a disciple of Martin Luther. King Junior, he was one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. He famously was one of the people who attempted to desegregate lunch counters by peacefully protesting at lunch counters he helped lead the March Selma. Real hero in in his younger days and then served in Congress obviously in many ways heroically, and this is somebody with whom I disagreed on politics. I would say a lot a lot but you still try to look for the good people and not only the good. I mean, this is somebody who really did contribute to making the country a better place over the course of his life, George? W. Bush gave a speech. Yesterday, and it was amusing to watch members of the media suddenly recognized the George. W. Bush was a good person. Then Jonathan, Kaye part at the Washington. Post is like George. W Bush what a wonderful man what an incredible man what a great speech if five minutes go you, all were saying the George W Bush was the worst scourge of the earth and frankly I look forward to the time four years from now or Whenever trump is no longer in office in another Republican is running when Democrats turn around and talk about what a bipartisan Guy Donald Trump was because that's how how it always works. Ronald Reagan was the worst until George H W? Bush. was running at which point Reagan became the good Republican then George H W Bush was the worst until Bob Dole is running at which point George H. W Bush became a wonderful wonderful man. Then Bob Dole was bad all the way up to. George? W Bush's running and the same pattern holds true. So there will be a great irony. The fact you watch four years from now eight years from now there'll be a lot of talk about even Donald Trump didn't do this even Donald Trump. Was In his Donald Trump I mean that was a a bipartisan messenger for the ages George W. Bush gives a speech yesterday very classy speech at the John Lewis Memorial and couple notes about the John Lewis. Memorial generally first of all. Look like a generally beautiful event. Also, there there is a gap between how in this country are viewed with regard to attending public events at this time and people who are quote unquote the little people. If you're a quote unquote little person in America, meaning a non-politician, a non prominent person in America and you look at the large scale memorial event for John Lewis. Anything's yourself hold up. My mom died in the hospital alone, and we still haven't been able to hold the memorial. Why do we get to this John Lewis? That is not an unfair question. It really isn't when you look at at Andrew, Cuomo new. York. Saying that if you go to Georgia and you come back from Georgia to quarantine for fourteen days and then you look at a wide variety of people from DC and New York going to John Lewis's morial. Do you think any of them are gonNA quarantine when they get back to DC or New York? Of course, not even though the the memorial service was held in Georgia Anyway George W. Bush's speech was quite good heroes, George W Bush talking about John Lewis Hi made the country a better place. We the people including congressman and residence. Can have differing views on how to perfect our union. While sharing the conviction that our nation however flawed is at heart a good and noble one. We live in a better and nobre country today because of John Lewis. and His abiding faith in the power of God. In the power of democracy. And the power of love to lift us all. To higher ground. I mean that's that's wonderful. It's wonderful thing to say, and that is why you saw so many people paying tribute to Bush. Remember Bush was the villain until five seconds ago as soon as a Republican is not in power there publican becomes you're just a normal nice guy the well hang out with when he's in power he's Super Duper Duper Evil Well Bill Clinton. Also spoke at the memorial and Bill Clinton was slightly more political than Bush. He talked about sort of the continuing mission of John Lewis John Lewis had a posthumous obituary those published in the Washington. Post in which he talked about the continuing mission and he named checked a bunch of people were supposedly victims of the police including a couple of people like Ray Brooks was not a victim of the police in any case Clinton invoked sort of John Lewis politics vague sense going forward, which again, if you're vague about it is not unfair. He also invoked the differences between Sochi Carmichael and John Lewis stokely. Carmichael of course was significantly more an advocate violence than John Lewis, whose very much into nonviolence Bill Clinton at this he got ripped up and down for it. Just, three years later, he lost the leadership snick to stokely Carmichael. He showed that the young man. There are some things. That you cannot do. To hang on to a position. Because if you do, you won't be who you are anymore. There were two or three years near where. The movement went. A, little bit. Too Far towards but. John Lewis Prevail. And that's actually a good point but people on the left very angry Bill Clinton for having said this because right now we're seeing violence on our streets and that's Bill Clinton basically slapping at the violence in the streets tim saying the John Lewis would not have been in favor of the violence in the streets have been seeing the rioting and the looting, which is right about he got slapped by a columnist over at the root for this thing, why are you invoking? Stokely Carmichael here. Again, there's a rationale for, but the real politicization was reserved for Barack Obama who got extraordinarily political and it is reminder of why Donald Trump is president because brock Obama is much more elegant speaker. He's much more subtle person than Donald Trump Donald trump is just a very loud and he's the checkered suit version of rock. Obama. I. Barack. Obama was used car salesman in toot and Donald Trump has used car salesman in an in a checkered plaid suit. That that is the main difference between them because Brock Obama is purely political is a political animal. He will say purely openly political things that are bizarre and an over the top and really kind of crazy and he'll do it at a memorial service and the media will praise him as a statesman and donald trump is like okay just get rid of the Statesman and I'll just say all this stuff out loud now I'll say the quiet out. Loud. The truth is that Barack Obama got all the plaudits for being a master of subtlety. He never was particularly subtle, right? He was he's more than trump, but that's because literally all the things are more subtle than trump. All trump is is it's strip off veneer of Barack, Obama and the political, the overt politicization of all the things. They're kind of the same kind of we'll get to that in just once I can I let us talk about the fact that you are overspending on your wireless bill. You really are. 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Again, what you're watching in America's major cities where federal agents are defending federal property from mostly white rioters and looters by the way or attempting to set buildings on fire. That's nuts but this is Bronco Mama was a demagogue never never forget the Barack Obama's dammit I know that we're supposed to pretend that donald trump is the first demagogue in American history I know we're supposed to pretend that political time space began with the Big Bang that was donald trump is not true. Donald Trump was a direct response to the to the malicious manipulation of Barack. Obama Brooklyn was he terrible president who's a terrible vice president and the media gaslight you about that the media pretended he was a unifying force. The media would cherry pick his speeches, the parts of Utah about we're not a red Br America or Bloomer Cup reunited states of America and ignore all the crap where he suggested that we absolutely were not united that racism is an America's deny. It would ignore the parts where he basically winton nodded rioting in Ferguson in Baltimore just ignore that mean what what you're about to hear him say again at at the Memorial for eight headman. Right a man who united the country around principles that at the time we're extraordinarily controversial but became at the culture right this was the counterculture became the culture. Thank God a culture of racial tolerance and racial in racial understanding and belief in Martin Luther King's dream, and here's Barack Obama pretending there's no difference between Bull Connor police officers, shooting firehoses, John Lewis in nineteen sixty. And federal officers attempting to fight rioting and looting in America's major cities in two thousand, twenty, six years later in this is demagoguery of the highest order. Here's Barack Obama being a demagogue. Bull may be gone but today. We witnessed with our own uh-huh police officers kneeling on the necks of black Americans. George Wallace may be gone. But we can witness our federal government sending agents to use tear gas and batons against peaceful demonstrators. Okay this is this is such. Deming it truly is demagoguery. It is unrelated to reality the even the notion that bull connor is gone but Derek Shalva still exists there is no evidence at this point the Derek Salvin knelt on George Floyd's neck out of racial animus there isn't k. that evidence may come but that evidence does not exist it's there's not a single person who agrees what Derek Calvin did was good decent justified or non jailable no one. Okay but. To dry direct line between bull connor and Derek. Calvin without any evidence whatsoever or to pretend that was commonplace and and. Not only commonplace but enshrined the Jim Crow. Law is similar in any way what happened with Derek? Calvin is utterly patently crazy. CABOT Obama gets away with this kind of stuff because the media have decided for years that they are simply going to carry around Drool Cups for the guy. It's amazing. It's amazing. then. Obama called the Philip. He went after the Senate filibuster again, this is at a memorial for a man who just died. and spent his life attempting to unify the nation around racial issues. Here's Barack Obama saying the Senate Filibuster is a Jim Crow Holdover, which is pretty incredible because I'm old enough to remember when Barack Obama senator. Barack Obama filibustered Samuel Alito for the supreme. Court. Tried to filibuster. I'm old enough to remember when Democrats like five seconds ago filibustered. Senator. Tim. Scott Police Reform Bill was that a Jim. Crow Vestige. Hit by by essentially saying that Filibuster is racist. This does give the lie to the idea that Democrats don't want to tear down this in a bit. We're going to get you donald. Trump. Saying, something about delaying elections that really does tear away at the roots of the democracy but to pretend the Democrats are not doing the same thing and haven't been doing the same thing for a long time is to cut against all available evidence. Here's Barack. Obama suggesting that the Senate filibuster is a tool of Jim Crow. Despite the fact that he himself used the filibuster when he was in the Senate and Democrat been very fond of the Filibuster, they're using it against George W Bush's judicial nominees. Here's here's Barack Obama again, demagoguing that Donald Trump is president because. That Barack Obama speaking this way was completely apolitical here he was calling the Filibuster Jim Crow once we pass the John Lewis voting rights that we should keep marching by guaranteeing that every American citizen has equal representation in our government including the American citizens who live in Washington DC and in Puerto Rico and if all this takes eliminating the filibuster. Another Jim Crow relic. In order to secure the God given rights of every American. That's what we should do. This is such cynical both. It's incredibly cynical. It's unbelievably cynical. This is a man who's happy is the filibuster when it was in his own benefit and who's anti fell when it's not as benefit and this is something I do talk about my book, how to destroy America. In three easy steps one of the goals of the constitution and many of the Senate procedures is to create checks and balances. Why? Because America's rights are preserved through checks and balances? The idea is that a government that is unable to stop on those rights at will. Will Not be able to stop almost writes. It will. The idea is that when you set up these checks and balances, it prevents a pure majority, the tyranny of the mob, the tyranny of the majority from stopping the rights of minority and for all the people who are like well yeah. But you know in in the south it, a pure majority was able to to stop on the rights of the minority that's exactly the point. The point is there should have been more checks and balances. The federal government should have stepped in and stopped the TR- The trampling of rights in the states. The filibuster is simply a tool to prevent the trampling of minority rights by majorities. That is one of the goals of the filibuster now doesn't mean there aren't times on the filibuster can't be used for various purposes. The Civil Rights Act was filibustered by Strom Thurmond. But. It is also true that there are many procedures that are written into the constitution with direct intent of making sure that there has to a broad spectrum support for particular policy before it goes into law one of the points of the filibuster is to create exactly the sorts of checks and balances on pure majoritarianism that allow for the for the destruction of individual American rights. And here's the point when it when it comes to Democrats very often when they talk about institutions, they don't care about the institutions. The institutions are either a barrier or weapon. So the filibuster sometimes weapon that's when it's good and then when it's not good, then they get rid of it. Brock Obama within five minutes, we'll be arguing that the Senate itself should be done away with because the Senate as it turns out is actually non representational read having two senators for each state to Wyoming into California with a population Wyoming seven people and the population of California's forty million people. That's unrepresentative. It's undemocratic. So Democrats will stop in favor of the Senate when they control it and they want to add senators from Puerto Rico in Washington DC. And then they'll stump against the Senate when they don't control the stump in favor of the filibuster when they can use it in their favor. and. They will stump against the filibuster when it is when it is wrong, which suggests that they don't care about the institutions of government one iota it's not about the institutions of government it's about what they can use the government to do to you. So, this kind of demagoguery. A Brock Obama was an awful President Huhne's. He's an awful ex-president. And then Obama continued along these lines. We'll get to more of rock. Obama demagoguing at the memorial service for John Lewis and just one second first. Let's talk about the fact that if you believe in individual liberty and personal responsibility, you believe in the second one of the things that many people are after right now is the Second Amendment, the destruction of the second. amendment. They believe the second amendment is a barrier to the goals of the federal government. They believe that individual who are responsible owning guns, somehow a threat to public safety. Which is obviously untrue. 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So President, Obama didn't just stop calling for the overthrow of the Filibuster n suggesting today's police and federal agents are in league with George Wallace and Bull Connor. He then suggested that there's a wide variety of attempts to stop the vote again, there is no evidence of this. The idea of widespread voter suppression in the United States is nonsense. It is nonsense is nonsense. Donald Trump says at it is nonsense when Barack Obama says it. Is Nonsense the black population of the United States. Thank God vote in heavy numbers and in the last several election cycles and certainly when Barack Obama's Leptin in both two thousand, eight, thousand, twelve out-voted their share of the population a Barack Obama is fully on board with the Stacey Abrams lie that black people are systematically being prevented from the vote which is it is a lie. There is no evidence that this is the case. That there are people out there who are black people shouldn't vote here is Brock Obama suggesting that some people's like some people like, but I shouldn't go so political at a memorial but guess what standards don't bother me I'm GONNA say whatever up police I'm just GonNa make wrap up was go. There those in power who are doing their darndest? To, discourage people from voting. By closing polling locations and targeting minorities and students with restrictive idealogues and attacking our voting rights with surgical precision. Celebration of John's life. There some who might say? We shouldn't dwell on such things. But that's what I'm talking about. You know there are some site that stop people from voting in a problem but I'm GonNa talk about runaway. No one saying you can't talk about it but you are lying. The the notion that black people in America are being systematically deprived vote is just not true. It is not true. Show me the evidence and don't get me voter I d a voter ID is not attempt to stop people from voting voter. Id is a fine idea approved by the way in every poll, a majority of nearly every demographic group including black folks as far as I'm aware. It but but Brock Obama is this. This is how you got Donald Trump you guys wanNA donald trump gas let the entire American population. Suggested over and over that this man was the epitome of class that he was above politics at who some sort of god-like figure. From on high, he is just a typical Chicago style machine politician he always was. And here he was using a memorial service for a man whose politics I disagreed with in many ways. But who did do incredible good for the United States and instead of just paying tributes him in a classy way the way George W. Bush did Barack Obama got up there and suggested that America is living with the vestiges of Jim Crow and bull. Connor The, he suggested that that America is dominated by Neil segregationists and people attempting to stop people from voting. He was a deeply divisive president divisions on race in this country did not start with Donald Trump look back at the polls divisions on race in this country began in two thousand nine with Barack Obama getting overtly overtly racially political. You can look at the polls hopes for racial reconciliation is country would never hire the when Barack Obama was elected and within two years of his election completely cratered. And they continue to crater today the it was honestly, it was an ugly spectacle. WHO's an ugly spectacle I'm old enough to remember when Barack Obama went out there during the Ferguson writing and said, people don't make up things like this was talking about the Michael Brown shooting the Michael Brown shooting by the way it was a good shoot. In fact, it turns out that after another review of the Michael Brown shooting by officer Darren Wilson it turns out five years after the six years. After the case, the case has been dismissed again. According to the daily wire today Amanda Prestigiacomo Reporting Saint Louis County prosecuting attorney Wesley Bell announced Thursday. He will not be bringing charges against former Ferguson Police Department officer Darren Wilson who fatally shot Michael Brown eighteen back in two thousand fourteen during a Thursday press conference bell announced the news by prefacing it as one of the most difficult things I've had to do not that his heart breaks for the browns. The question for the office was a simple one could prove beyond a reasonable doubt and Windsor and Wilson Shot Michael Brown. He committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri. Law Bell asked after an independent and in-depth review of the evidence we cannot prove that he did. He by the way is the county's first blast black prosecutor reopened reopened the case after taking office. One of the reasons he gained office is because of disapproval for no case against dern Wilson the first place, and then he looked at the evidence and he said, sorry, we can't actually make a case Bell said his office conducted a five-month review of witness statements, forensic reports, and other evidence. The AP noted adding his investigations. It's not exonerates Aaron Watson Bible. It's not the way. The criminal justice process works. If you're not convicted that doesn't mean you're not that does not mean that you are exonerated there. No exonerated standard in criminal law, there's just not prosecuted. So, you also get clear not exonerated. That's not the way this works. Belsen I know this is not the result they were looking for in that they're pain will continue forever. Jim Tally Wilson's attorney noted bells. Review had the same conclusion as bells predecessor, grand jury, and the US DOJ that was Obama's DOJ by the way there was no crime. The Obama Justice Department at the time pointed out that there was no crime. But doesn't matter Democrats have continued to lie about the Michael Brown shooting and use it as the basis for political campaign to suggest that America and police officers are deeply racist. Now, as we will see, the exploitation of prominent people's death was not relegated to John. Lewis. Yesterday it also extended over to Herman Cain the seventy four year old former Republican candidate for president in two thousand twelve the first black Republican efforts lead presidential polling in two, thousand, twelve he passed away he passed away from carbon and that led the media to jump on his death and use it for their own political purposes. This is about as ugly gets guys it really is ugly. Between the demagoguery of Barack Obama over John Lewis his death and the attempts to link George Wallace with today's federal law enforcement protecting federal buildings, writers, and looters, and the media jumping on Herman Cain Steph to blame president trump. is hideous stuff. It really is, and it really does disintegrate the country. It just rules of basic decency completely out the window gets more of this in just one second I. Let let's talk about the fact that computer systems in cars are from electronically controlled transmissions. The touchscreen displays dozens of sensors, but you don't know how to fix any of that stuff. What are your car expert when something breaks it could cost a fortune. Now is not the time for expensive repairs that is why I have carshield and you should as well. Carshield has affordable protection plans that can save you thousands for a covered repair. including computers, GPS, electronics, and more. 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And getting a degree while serving in the US Navy. Herman Cain had a long enrich life, and now his death has been reduced to he died of Covid from fall by the media, which is pretty disgusting. It truly is here Chris Cuomo yesterday saying that it's trump's fault that Herman Cain is dead despite the fact there's no evidence Cain actually obtained the virus at trump's rally in Tulsa in Herman Cain happens to be a an individual with agency of. Zone. Here was Chris Cuomo blaming trump. Former presidential candidate Herman. CAIN. Yes he supported the president. The President says he was a good friend of his. We wish his family well, and we wish that he rest in peace and I wish that this president have no peace. Until, he thinks about what? He's exposing people to even mention. That Mister Cain was at his rally among the massless masses right before he was diagnosed. Maybe, he didn't get it there. Sure as hell didn't help. Sure, as hell didn't help how the hell do you know anything you don't know anything is the answer by the way it wasn't Papa. John's Obviously I. It was Godfather's pizza in any case. First of all, who the hell is Chris Cuomo to talk about this Chris Cuomo on every single night and massage brothers ass on air as his brother presided over the largest death toll in America from covid nineteen. Chris Cuomo who every night was talking about the glories of public rallies in which people were not wearing masks and had not one thing to say about pandemic preparedness or pandemic protection while these massive rallies on Social Justice Warrior messaging took place in the streets Chris Cuomo who spent his evenings. Showing, up on national TV with. Giant Nasal. Swabs to make fun of his brothers. No size. Chris Cuomo who ditched his own quarantine in order to apparently go to his second house well, he had covid that guy is going to lecture about Herman Cain again without any evidence that the came pick this thing up at the trump rally. By the way, I do have a question everybody's saying well, this is because you know it's because Herman Cain didn't ask my understanding is that the Damascus don't protect you. They protect everybody else isn't that the math of the masks we've been told that routinely that the only masks the protect, you are the end ninety five of respirators that are used in hospitals, and if you're wearing a surgical mask and protects everybody else, it doesn't protect you. So even if you've been wearing a mask that wouldn't protected him from getting it presumably, right? That is what we have been told. Unless I'm getting that very, very wrong and by the way it's on a case against mask-wearing. But again the the the media's attempt to twist this into a story of Trumpian Evil and to reduce Herman Cain life to his death is really disgusting. Reuters did the same thing. So Reuters had a headline about her McCain here is there headline about again, a man who at one point led the two thousand, twelve Republican presidential race man who served on the Federal Reserve Board of chairs a man who spends his entire life becoming success in the united. States as a black man in America growing up in a segregated America in Atlanta. Here, was Reuters summed up hurricanes life quote Herman Cain a former Republican presidential candidate and supporter of president trump who refused to wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic has died after contracting covid nineteen. You've got dunk on the guy didn't ask it seems to me that. So much of the focus on mask wearing listen again I think you should wear masks I've been saying consistently for months as soon as the conventional wisdom turn have been saying what's the harm where the mask it can't hurt and that's what I've been saying for months it. So this is not a diatribe mask when I'm about to say but it seems to me that many of the people who. are focused in on dunking on people who die after quote unquote not wearing masks what they're really attempting to do is create in their own minds protective shield by which they say. Okay. Well, if I do all approved things then for sure I won't buy for sure I'll be okay. But if I wear the mask and if I if I pay attention to what the media tell me then I won't die then I'll be okay and the answer is there's no evidence death the case again, the answer is I'm sure that many people who have died who been pretty careful about this stuff in fact, their stories that people have been pretty careful about this stuff we're dying. It's there there's certain amount of dissociation that is going on listen I understand that I get I do the same thing human being everybody does whenever somebody the first question you ask is how and then if they did something of which you don't approve oh well, at least won't happen to me. But hurricanes light story is not about how he died. It's about how he lived and the attempt to reduce him to his death methods that you can smack around Donald trump on wearing by the way. Well, Donald Trump is going out and now preaching that everybody should wear masks is pretty gross. And this was the predominant sentiment by the way online yesterday leftist blaming Herman Cain for his own death and suggesting that Donald Trump is responsible for his own death. Tony Poznansky tweeted out. Then, otherwise blue checkmark lefties. He tweeted out I feel bad for him and Ken and his family but I don't feel bad for his selfishness, his mocking of deadly disease or convincing other to safe to go massless are fused to have sympathy for those who put my family endanger where an MFA mask I wonder what he has to say about Denmark, another Lund's where they refused to mandate. Mask because they say, the evidence on it is pretty scanty, which by the way it kind of is that doesn't mean you shouldn't wear mask it doesn't mean you should be careful but to pretend that the evidence is absolutely clear neglects the fact that there are plenty of countries where they're not mandating mask wearing because the evidence is not exactly clear at this point. Over and over and over again, members of the media were were using Herman Cain death to dunk on the man, which is just really kind of disgusting. Ana. Navarro who's become just a bleep show she tweeted out Herman Cain thought covid was a hoax scoffed wearing a mask died of Kobe that is not true. There's a post hurricanes website today from his staff pointing out that he has started every podcast recently with the. Note that everybody, Wash your hands a lot and yes that when you're in public, you should wear a mask though Montgomery co She says Bill Montgomery Co founder of pro-trump turning-point USA Scoff virus died of represent gohmert refuse to wear a mask has see a pattern cova doesn't care about partisanship okay. I. I don't Remember Ana Navarro tweeting the same thing about mass rallies in the streets where people were not wearing their masks. But you know. So long as you can on people, then you can feel good about yourself. So really well done all around well to just. 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I mean honestly what they what they really should just do is they should just label these are all in kind contributions to the democratic. Party because let's be frank about this. All the sloganeering here is designed to back up particular narrative about America is historically racist that the Democratic Party breaches by the we are we are engaged right now in again what what linguists call semantic overload there's nothing wrong with the principle of equality before the law. All right. That is a very good principal. There's nothing wrong with the principle of peace, right? All of these things are good but let's be real about this when people say black lives matter and. They put it on the side of basketball court. They do not mean is that black lives matter the same as white lives in all lives matter and that's not what they mean. They do because that's eminently obvious. What they mean is that America's systemically racist, right? That is the semantic overload point because if you say to them I, agree black lives matter and also America's not systemically racist then they will respond and say, then you don't agree black lives matter which means that you are just using a semantically overloaded term so that you can avoid saying what you actually mean because what you actually mean is a lot more unpopular than what you're saying. That that that is what is happening right here. Right now, every single person agrees, in America, the black lives matter because you'd be an awful human being not to agree that black lives matter. But that is not what black lives matter advocates mean when they say black lives matter what they actually mean is the police are evil and that America's stem racist and that all inequality is result of systematic inequity, right? That's what they actually mean. So the NBA has decided to go full bore on this. So last night, they had the relaunched NBA inside the bubble and all the players knelt for the national anthem now, everybody's captaining. Because obviously America terrible horrible place where he gets to earn millions of dollars playing a child's game. In front of adoring audiences and Americans care little about black lives that they are. They are more than happy to watch basketball players paid millions of dollars to dunk a basketball. Very very cruel country. This is deeply cruel terrible country which Americans obviously don't agree the black lives matter which is why we spend tens of millions of dollars, watching games and patronizing products that are advertised by the spokespeople. And the American flag responsible American flags bad. For the revisionist historians who suggest that new for the national anthem by the way is a sign of respect for the flag was never meant as a sign of respect for the for the flag. It was meant as a sign of disrespect for the flag. It was meant that way it was meant originally as as signifier that America is systemically racist and the flag represents that systemic. Racism? Again. You can do like I'm at least the MLB knelt before the national anthem by kneeling for the national anthem is saying that the national anthem is not true and that the flag is not true. So the NBA lead off with us, which, of course, makes it harder to watch the game because. Again. No one is watching basketball to hear the social justice warrior messaging, but they decided to get even more obvious about it. They did this routine where they basically went full xfl remember the xfl people were putting names on their jerseys like he hate me. Nicknames on Their Jersey he hit me was most famous well yesterday the NBA had players wearing words on there is he's like on their jerseys and seems to me that she just put Biden Twenty twenty on their jerseys of this. They really think or America. Sucks on their jerseys. If that's what they really think instead you had the bizarre picture. Of players throwing up alley oop swell like if you don't know the players, you literally have no idea who's playing right now like the purpose of the name on the back of the Jersey used to be to identify players. So instead, you had equality throwing an alleyoop for peace. I'm not kidding, Metta, world peace was really ahead of time Amana had world be free a man ahead of his time. Hearing here is actually that's actually what happened. I mean I don't even know how the announcers announced this. They know the names of the players but if you didn't if you're watching this things like. An coming up the court is equality here comes equality running up the court throws alleyoop peace and there's P. Slam it home over say their names. That, that's literally Allah yesterday. That would be the sound. Here. Strong. Finish. Observed special delivery. Equality throwing it up to peace. He's not only donkey. Poster. Goods to the wings I under spins exciting exciting stuff. So. Quality throws it up for peace. Peace dunks over piece. The good stuff everybody. Yeah I noticed free Hong Kong was benched. So stop the NBA's Chinese talent sweatshop that that person never made it to the courts. That's that's too bad Charles Barkley a lot of flack yesterday because Charles Barkley who may be the only sane person left dealing with the NBA he said by the way if you don't, you're not a bad person and everybody's like, yes, you are. You're a bad person. If you don't you'll. We've reached the point where that which is not barred is mandatory where it it's not that remember we started off with like should Colin Kaepernick be allowed in? And most people I think about idea. But like I don't think it should be banned from from kneeling I. Think it's kind of a garbage thing to do but I don't need to be done and now it's mandatory. You're a bad person who doesn't care about black people if you don't Neil for the national, anthem. A national anthem, the represents a country that has seen more racial progress than any other country in human history and in which the richest black people on planet earth live. By average income. Okay. But but apparently, Charles Barkley's bad guy for saying that if you don't know you're not a bad person, I did this how far we've come. My thing is listened. That's not the main different things to different people I'm glad these guys all unified where the people if people don't meal did not a bad person I wanna make that perfectly clear I'm glad they had unity. But if we have a guy who doesn't wanNA. Neal called the anthem means something to him he should not. Okay, and everybody down Barclay. How dare he say that he's not woke enough Charles Barkley? Yeah. All right. Well, this this is the way the culture is moving. By by the way speaking of the way, the cultures I have to read you the the best headline of the day it is from CNN on a slightly different topic you ready for this headline from CNN. This is spectacular. They brought out this morning quote. Individuals of the cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancer screening to twenty five and continued through age sixty five with HP testing. Every five years as the preferred method of testing according to a new guideline released by the American Cancer Society. You notice something wrong with that particular headline individuals they serve X. I recommended to start cervical cancer screenings. You know what? We call individuals of the cervix in the real world we call them women that time when CNN said Apple is not a banana bananas not an apple. Now apparently, a banana can have an apple which is really exciting stuff. Individuals of the cervix. Do you sir take this individual at the cervix to be your lawfully wedded wife. Romantic Woken US has proceeded so far that women have been completely erased, they don't even exist anymore individuals with the cervix individuals. The cervix is fantastic. Fantastic stuff neck. Here's the thing there will be backlash this in the backlash I think we'll come in the form of reasonable people saying you know what? No, I'm not kneeling for the national anthem nor do I frankly feel like patronizing basketball games where I'm lectured about how America's systemically racist people are earning millions and millions of dollars to call America historically racist. I honestly, the best thing that happened yesterday is maybe the only good thing that happened yesterday was trader Joe's said, you know what? We're not changing our our labels remember a few days ago. There's a big story about people petitioning saying that trader Jose's like Guacamole was racist trader Joe's Panetta statement they're like nope. nope. They said a few weeks ago. An online petition was launched calling on us to quote remove racist packaging from our products. Following were inaccurate reports that the petition prompted us to take action. We want to be clear. We disagree that any of these labels are racist do not make decisions based on petitions. Thank you. Thank you. It's about damn time. Somebody said this they said we make decisions based on what customers purchased as well as the feedback receive from our customers and crew members. If we feel there is need for change, we do not hesitate to take action decades ago are buying team started using product names like trader Joe's trader Jose's trainings, etc. We thought then and still do this naming of products could be fun and show appreciation for other cultures. For example, we named our Mexican beer trader Jose Premium. And a couple of welcome only products called Avocados number in a kitschy reference to a mathematical theory. These products have been really popular with our customers including somebody mathematicians. Recently, we have heard from many customers referring these name variations are largely viewed in exactly the way they were intended as an attempt to have fun with our product marketing. We'll continue our ongoing evaluation and those products that resonate with our customers and so well will remain on shelves good for Traderjoes guess what? There's not going to be an end to this. There really is not. because. They're the the social justice warrior insanity. It doesn't. Then at any point, there's no limiting principle to it which is why you're seeing this one I. Love you're seeing beyond, say come under fire there's a new documentary it's somebody documentary. It's sort of like a a movie that is called black is king for Disney plus that is produced by beyond say now, first of all, let me point out that if Disney plus launched. A launched a program called white is king. It would be the end of the world. It would be the end of the world they want to program called black is king and every single case totally fine. In any case, black is king is based on the Lion King, which is I mean first of all, isn't that cultural preparations based on lion king the music for lion king was originally written by two white guys. Elton John and Tim Rice, and the story of Lion King is based on William Shakespeare's hamlet who happen to be a white guy. So seems like a little cultural appropriation now, beyond says under a little bit of fire because it turns out beyond say is not in fact African and for her to culturally appropriate African culture is sort of a problem for some people on the left, not getting their articles on this day. People defending beyond saying she's allowed to do it because she's disconnected from her history but her disconnection from her own history is because of white intervention over slavery and all of us the fact that it's even a controversies bizarre, she's paying tribute to Africa. There's nothing wrong with that. But the fact that it's controversy shows how stupid everything is in fact, things are so stupid that now Portland's wall of MOMS is falling apart. Portland's while but remember these are the woke white ladies supposedly protecting. Peaceful protesters were actually vicious rioters and looters from the predations of federal police officers attempting to stop violations of law. Now, the wall bonds falling apart why? Because there were two white not kidding according to Oregon live Portland's wall of moms a group formed in recent weeks and quickly recognized as a staple of nightly downtown protests was accused publicly Wednesday of anti blackness by leaders of an existing. Black lead community group. While of MOMS whose members said, they aim to support and protect other black lives matter protesters near the fence in front of the federal courthouse announced Friday that is white leadership had rescinded their positions to allow women of color to be in charge. So the wall of MOMS fell apart because they weren't black enough new leaders announced Friday include TERRESA Rafer executive director of don't. Lend to Metri Hester Antonio James. Less than a week later don't you Portland took to Instagram to urge people against supporting the wall of MOMS saying it was no longer working with the MOM's group. Because after leaving vulnerable black women downtown after marching, failing to support those ground put trust in them. While of moms leadership also found time to make three registrations through Oregon's secretary of state. This was done without the knowledge of the black leadership that moms was claiming to implement. The lies are finally clear. We are sad but ultimately, not surprised that anti blackness showed its ugly face with wall of MOMS. Good Times they woke enough because guess what you're never woken up ever ever ever there is no. The woken never ends it just there's no limitations to the wellness. Now, if you're doing yourself, you know, Oh, this seems like pretty solid ground for president trump campaign. As he got the Democrats seeking to undermine fundamental institutions of American republicanism and checks and balances like filibusters you have Democrats seeking to prop writing and. You have a system. So woke that wall of MOMS is not woken up you have every major cultural institution pushing Social Justice Warrior, messaging about how America's hysterically evil that be fertile ground for trump's campaign Well, lest you forget, Donald, trump is busy distracting us all with absolute utter insane stupidity, so he remembered that yesterday president trump floated the idea of postponing the election, which is fundamentally unconstitutional. You cannot do that the set the election is set as the first as the. First weekend in November right it has been set that way by the Constitution of the United States for well over one hundred and fifty years. The president doesn't have the kind of power. Now yesterday I kinda shrugged it off a little bit because trump says a lot of crap and true. He does say a lot of crap and I'M NOT GONNA I'm not gonNA pretend I take from particularly seriously as a person I don't. I've never taken from particularly seriously as a person because. I think if you knew then you're doing it wrong frankly that does not justify his activity in undermining fundamental faith in American democracy by saying that the vote is going to be so corrupted that we should postpone the election. That is a tactic. The Democrats have been using Stacey Abrams has been using it. I mean frankly Barack Obama did it. When he suggested that there's been widespread voter suppression against Black Americans it doesn't make it better. When trump does it and trump really opened the door to everybody clocking him it's political malpractice and it's unconstitutional unreasonable foolish and wrong for the president of the United States to threaten delaying the election. It really justifies a lot of the complaints about trump. That are have any I'm old enough to remember when I was defending trump against charges. He was going to say stuff like many went ahead and said stuff like this. It left running them for lots of chuck. Schumer said, not the election is going to be November of course, correct about this. Once again, all he wants to do is divert from his abject failure in the corona virus crisis. He says, oh well, maybe we won't have an election that's up to the Senate and the House Mr, President President. Trump. The election will be on November in November on November third and you will not change it. Out diverting attention president, trump that's what you. Okay. Well, in any case that the rest of it is is relevant but that he's not wrong, the election will take place at this point. Now question is whether you take trump with a grain of salt because he is fundamentally unserious human being, which is what I've thought for very long time that has not wavered for years or whether it's super duper seriously if you take it seriously, it's a fascist threat if Barack Obama said I'm delaying the election everybody on the. Right with D would completely go nuts. The reason I don't take trump is seriously as Obama is because I don't think trump is serious a person as I'm thinking mouths off my proof for the fact that he just mouths off and says, crap is that he mouths often says, crap he himself said this yesterday he came out said, glad I was able to get very dishonest lame stream media to finally start talking about the risks to our democracy from dangerous universal mail and voting not absentee voting which I totally support. So he came out and he said Oh. Yeah. By the way when I was saying the delay, the was really just a misdirect tactic. So people will talk about Mellon boating which God. Dot. K. So. Why not just say Mellon voting is bad. It is bad their reports about how bad it is. You don't have to do that. You have to make a fascistic breadth to delay the election. It's like he deliberately wants to blow the election. I don't know what else to take away from from this kind of idiocy I really do not the Democrats all they had to do is not be nuts. They are not trump could still lose the election because he's acting like this. You know what? If he acts like this? Frankly, it's on him the already. Well, we'll be back later today with two additional hours of content otherwise will be here on Monday in the meantime goes a copy of my brand new book how to destroy America in three easy steps subscribes everything that is going on including the campaign against the filibuster. Now, being pursued by Democrats or go check that out is number three on the New York Times number two on the Wall Street Journal Publishers Weekly Amazon Bestseller lists make it number one by going to Amazon and picking up a copy today I am Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro. Show. 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