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"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I want to play this piece of tape. There are several pieces of tape. Let's play cut 118. This has gone viral. Millions of views of a kid's birthday party and the kids are celebrating with firearms. I wonder if they're loaded. The parents are on board with this. It is a black culture problem, everybody. You know, the first person to say that is Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens. It's not racism. It's not white supremacy. I'm sorry, this is a this is a major problem. This is a kid's birthday party of six and seven year olds dancing around with handguns. Play cut 118, please. Yeah, but racism is the problem, right? White supremacy is the greatest threat to the American homeland. And you know what's really sick? And I don't delight in this is that some of those kids are probably gonna get killed in a crossfire. First of all, just that that's again, just like rule number one, that's against like every rule of how you handle a firearm. OK, so that that alone should just bother you. OK, secondly, you're letting eight year olds dance around with guns. Spare me the lecture that it's white people's fault. You were you were finishing. I don't know if you remember the thought that you were on, but it was important. You want to just summarize what you're talking about? We can go from there. Yes, there's something that white people can do at this point. Get asked all the time. Do you join us? Well, what can we do to close the academic skills gap? And I say the we that you're referring to cannot do anything more. The we you're referring to have done far enough. I want to play this piece of tape. I don't know if we have my answer to it, but this is important. Some of the biggest pushers of white supremacy being the problem are white people. It is self-loathing. By far, the most pushers are white people. I would say there's Al Sharpton and all them are there. But OK, that's fine. Play cut 119. You made a claim that the family is the bedrock of a civilized society or a productive society. How do you define a family? Because in the 250,000 years that humans have existed on this planet, the nuclear family where you had a single breadwinner, 2.6 children and a white picket fence is barely 100 years old. It's a post-war phenomena based on the wealth after World War II. So would you consider a family, a same-sex couple, for example, a legitimate family that provides this bedrock for society? And also, you know, we can also remember that interracial families were once illegal as well, you know, so the idea of a family has changed in human history. It used to be extended. Anyway, that's not the tape I wanted, but the dialogue goes on for him mentioning that blacks are treated terribly later in the discussion in the criminal justice system. And my answer is he'll stop committing crimes. I think a lot of people are waking up because the culture, not us, the culture way overplayed their hand when it came to racism being the problem, white supremacy. And I think when you start to see videos like that kid's birthday party and the graduation of blacks waving around guns like, yeah, in a time out, enough blame, whitey. In fact, we have one of our most viral clips at NAU where a black student says, isn't it white people's fault? Why is it white people's fault that black men don't stay with the women that they impregnate? How is that my fault or the white race's fault? How is that white supremacy's fault? The answer, and by the way, just so we're clear, 70 plus percent.
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"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Don't play my slide. I'm supposed to play a real guest like that. No time. No cat. No time. Three switches right here. And I put the bit that's just enough right there. One, two, three. Yeah, it's I don't know if you saw that video, Heather. It's such a mystery why there are so many murders in the inner city. So, Heather, just go through the numbers, because I think what percentage of murders are committed by black men in the country? You know, violent crime. Is it is it proportional to their population? Oh, no, it's vastly disproportional. Blacks commit about 66 percent of all violent crime in the country, at least in the 75 largest counties, which is where most of the population resides. Though they're 15 percent of the population in those 75 largest counties, they commit well over half of all murders. It's so disproportionate. It's far more disproportionate than their numbers in the prison population, where there are a third of the prison population. In fact, studies have shown that blacks are less likely to be convicted of felonies, whether because prosecutors just aren't coming down as hard or they've got sympathetic juries. But at a third of the prison population, that's actually much less than you would expect from blacks involvement in violent crime. But that video is absolutely classic, Charlie. We've seen those videos. The police see those videos all the time. You know, we're supposed to believe that that the problem with these black kids is that they're too poor. They don't have any opportunities, as the mayor of Chicago, Brandon Johnson, has said to to justify the flash mobs and rotting magnificent bile beating up on white tourists. The fact of the matter is blacks are posting, inner city kids post videos like that from their smartphones all the time showing off their showing off their money. The social media is the police's best friend because it helps them solve these gang ties. Any kid that has a smartphone is not economically deprived. That kid is richer in resources than than Louis the 14th ever was. But we have such a good point. That is so correct. Yes, that's a great turn. We can't look at it any longer. In the 90s, we were talking about rap music. We were talking about the cop hatred, the misogyny, the homophobia. We were disturbed by it. Now we don't even talk about it. We simply blame ourselves and and feel like it is somehow a violation of racial etiquette to mention these pathologies. And there's pathologies in the white underclass as well. Let's be perfectly clear, of course. And by the way, let's just summarize it. This is this is so simple. Get married, get a job, graduate high school. Don't commit crimes, period.
Fresh update on "candace" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And let's just let's just get the facts out there, Charlie, yet again, because this is so completely denied by the media that amplifies the Biden message of white supremacy. If you look at all interracial violence between blacks and whites and whites and blacks, blacks commit 87 percent of all interracial attacks between blacks and whites and whites and blacks. A black is 35 times more likely to commit an act of violence against a white person than vice versa. And we see it, you know, the few times when you get the videos and you get either the names that reveal that it's a black perpetrator because of the pseudo Africanist names. We see this happening and yet we're in an absolute state of denial. So what it's going to take, what sort of politician or leader to articulate that reality, it remains a very, very touchy thing. I mean, I can feel it when I go on, you know, what is for us the mainstream media, which is Fox News, if you use white in any other context than one of opprobrium, you really are asking to be called a racist by fellow conservatives. And that is preposterous because to say that whites are under attack is not to attack blacks per se. It is to notice the facts, the averages. Of course, there are millions of blacks who are law abiding, who don't want to be treated as perpetual victims and wards of the state. But on average, there is a pathological inner city culture that is creating dysfunction. And you have now what's going on a race hustle on the part of too many black leaders where they can simply play upon white guilt and claim that it is a accomplishment in itself to be black. You know, you have the possibility now of specializing in being black, just as I can specialize in being female or gays can specialize in being gay. And that's the one accomplishment that nobody can compete with you on. And and and it gives you enormous power over the absolute pariahs of straight white males. And yet we're told that racism is the biggest problem. What what could actually break the matrix? And I don't know if you agree, Heather, I think that it's probably 50 50. I don't think every black believes that racism is the biggest problem. I think some have convinced themselves of that. But I think deep down, a lot of great black Americans, they know that there are other problems. Like you said, the pathologies that are put into their culture. Right. What is considered to be acceptable? Not staying with the women that you impregnate, so on and so forth. Instead of telling black Americans that they could be great by doing great noble things. We have the self-esteem cult of like black girl magic. You're magical because of whatever. It's toxic. And of course, there are tons of problems in urban America and it continues to this day. Let's just play this this this tape. This tape that just went viral here. Play 71. But of course, racism is the problem. Play cut 71.
Fresh update on "candace" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us now is one of my favorite guests, Heather McDonald. Heather, welcome back to the program. I want everyone to check out when race trumps merit. So, Heather, there's been several stories. Haley Biden carjacked in D.C., eight teenagers charged with murder in Las Vegas of a young white man, San Francisco. That's cleaning up all the streets for G, which is a separate issue in some way. But we see we see all these different stories and we're getting more and more emails. Do you think that white America is starting to wake up, that there is a multidimensional, multidimensional war against white people in this country? Well, we haven't figured out a language yet to really talk about it, Charlie, that will be acceptable to even many conservative ears. But I certainly hear that from students. I was at the University of Virginia last week and a young student that I was speaking with said that there is a growing awareness among young people, especially for white males, that they are absolutely pariahs in our society. They are going to be the last admitted to schools, excuse me, the last hired, the first fired. And so it is a reality and it is a reality that is absolutely denied by the entirety of of our mainstream society and by many conservatives. But we need to keep pointing this out because there is no grounds whatsoever for European, the inheritors of European civilization to cancel it. Now, those inheritors may be people of all different colors, but the the people that are under attack are the Caucasian inheritors of that civilization. And at this point in world history, we have nothing to apologize for because any violations of human rights and human rights is, of course, exclusively a European Western concept. Violations of those rights, whether it's American slavery or imperial atrocities, pale in comparison to every other civilization's ongoing atrocities and violence. So, Heather, I mean, another example, Louisiana Tech, a black student stabbing four white women is just another story that has happened. I do think that there is a greater and greater understanding and agreement that there the laws, the enforcement of laws, the lack of media coverage, it's almost fashionable to hate white people. Now, I guess the next question is, Heather, what next? Would it be helpful for white people or white America to recognize and realize this and talk about this more? Because any time we notice it, it's the amazing phrase from Michael Anton. It's not happening, but it's good that it is like we're not allowed to even notice it. Your thoughts, Heather McDonald. It's not just fashionable to hate white people. It's presidential. You know, we have a president now who goes around at every opportunity of staying the preposterous lie that white supremacy is the biggest threat in this country.
Fresh update on "candace" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And, you know, I understand that over the last five weeks in a very emotional time for him. And that's, you know, the human angle that I have tried to take in trying to perhaps understand why he is airing some of this publicly. Yeah, look, I said I've known Ben for a long time. I hope he fixes that because leadership should not. Leadership should warrant the tough conversation and to do it in private. It's by the way, it's not good for the movement. It's not good for the daily wire. We need the daily wire. We need the daily wire strong. It's an important company. Does amazing things. Walsh knows Knowles Jordan yourself, all that good stuff. So Candace, just a couple minutes remaining here. This is real issue, I'm afraid, is breaking both the left and the right simultaneously in different ways. What can we do to make sure that doesn't happen on the right? The left can they can go on the right. Well, we need to act like conservatives. We need to practice what we preach. We talk about free speech. We can't suddenly buck the trend of free speech because we're angry or we're upset. We talk about the need for more dialogue. We talk about the need for less libel. We talk about the need for less smears in the media. We cannot engage in that. We can't engage in the behavior of leftists just because we have become upset or an issue is close to us. Consistency is what is called upon. We must remain ideologically consistent. I think it's important to call balls and strikes within our own movement. And I think that that's part of the problem is that many people are not, as I said to Ari Carlson, behaving with consistently conservative principles on these matters. And I'm seeing a lot of behavior that mimics BLM right now. And that is going to, without question, cause a fracturing in the movement by people that are well-intended. And look, I think that we were already sensing this sort of civil war in the conservative movement. And I think that's best represented by the very different perspectives that even the candidates that are running have. Are we America first? Do we believe that we should be engaging in overseas conflict all the time nonstop? We are, I think, as Avik Ramaswamy said, going through this sort of adolescence period of trying to define what the conservative party is. And I think it's changing. I think Trump was a huge part of that sea change, obviously, and realizing that there's a frustration. I think younger conservatives feel a little disconnected and detached from some of the older conservatives in the movement for certain reasons that have become accustomed to military, industrial complex instincts and constantly saying that our allegiance should somehow be overseas and they become accustomed to constantly being involved in overseas complex. And I think that we want something different. And the first thing that we want that is something different is healthy debate and demanding healthy debate, demanding full throated discussions and not emotional responses no matter what happens, whether Russia invades Ukraine. We deserve a full throated debate about whether or not we should be sending billions of dollars unaccounted for over to Zelensky and whether or not it's COVID policy. No matter how fearful people are, we deserve to have a full throated debate about how we live in a COVID era. Do we still have our freedoms or do we become people that are suddenly authoritarian because we have fears? That is the future of the Republican Party that I want to see is are people that can look back and say, whether you agreed with me or did not agree with me, I remained consistent and I hope that you respect that. I'll give some advice. Candace is undefeated, everybody.
"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd.com. Joining us now is the great Candace Owens. Candace is 40 weeks pregnant, everybody. So she might have to leave at any moment's notice. Thank you for taking the time. Candace, you had a viral interview with Tucker yesterday. But after that, or right as the interview was posted, Ben Shapiro tweeted at a bible verse that you tweeted, which I found to be totally out of line and kind of triggered this massive internet dispute. And he effectively asked you to resign from the daily wire. Candace, what is going on here? Well, first I just want to say that I think people thought it was like all of this was like suspicious timing and that there's no conspiracy theory here. First and foremost, I had signed on to do Tucker weeks ago. So this interview was already planned. And then obviously the night before the video of Ben saying some remarks about me went viral. And then minutes before my Tucker interview aired, he did tweet that. And I haven't yet gotten any clarity on what the significance of that tweet was. You know, me posting the bible passage was just basically me calling for peace and accepting, you know, the things that you can't change. And I definitely have had a very peaceful, happy end of pregnancy. And so I didn't and still don't really understand the nature of the tweet. But I did feel compelled in this instance to answer more strongly because it was a biblical passage. And I have said for a very long time that it does feel like Christians are always being told to shut up. And when you share just a biblical passage and it's somehow being construed or being told that there's something wrong with this passage, it was important for me as a Christian to defend our faith. Yeah, totally. So this has kind of been simmering for a couple of weeks. So just by background, Ben at a private event spoke to a group of people. And I want to make sure I'm very clear and specific. He said something on the lines of you have faux sophistication on the matter. Candace, that was his quote. What is he talking about here? I mean, I follow you on social media. I'm a very pro-Israel person, right? I get accused of being a Jewish shill on a daily basis. Like, what is Ben talking about here? And then secondly, why of all the tweets that he decided to ask you to resign, did he choose a bible verse? Charlie, your questions are the same questions that I have. But what I have said on Tucker and what I will say here is that I think a lot of people who are emotionally involved in the conflict overseas are perceiving people that are actually moderate as radical. And they're not able to see that maintaining a level head is okay. And I think that when they have the benefit of hindsight and it's 2020, they're going to maybe regret some of the things that they've said, especially amongst their most fervent, to their most fervent allies and supporters, which is why on Tucker, I even brought up the concept of the attacks that have been constant against you. And it's sort of like if you don't veer into radicalism right now, then they take everything. There's an extreme sensitivity there, you know, in every comment that you make. And I can correlate this to weeks ago when I was quite literally, I sent two tweets back to back about Brian Mast and his comments in Congress being wrong as somebody that is a state congressman about saying there's no such thing as innocent civilian life. And then I followed it up by saying, you know, any sort of genocidal language is wrong no matter what government's coming from. I was referring to the American government and the backlash that I got for saying genocide is always wrong. It's bonkers. I still can't comprehend it. It's such an easy statement for everyone to agree with. Every single person should said, amen, amen, yes, agree. Genocide is always wrong and unjustifiable. And yet people read in between the lines and said that this must be you're saying this is happening. And it's like, no, but people that is literally you applying your emotion and it's utterly illogical. And I think we are living in times right now where it's really scary to see how much emotion people are having that basic statements. And if I tweeted right now, pedophilia, no matter where it happens in the world is always wrong. Is that a statement at certain times? Okay. Is that statement at certain times? Not. So I have been trying to understand really what's going on. And the only thing that I can come up with is that people are highly emotional and they're not thinking straight right now. Yeah, that's that's an eternal statement, right? It's it's true, regardless of what's happening. I want to just reinforce this because you bring up a really important point. And for the record, I've always gotten along well with Ben. I've known Jeremy for a long time, but I call balls and strikes where I see it. And Candace, I think it's been super unfair the way some people have been treating you and really unfair because, look, I know your heart, too. I tweeted this yesterday. Candace Owens flew 18 hours through a brutal European connection to go to the embassy opening in Jerusalem. And we toured Israel together. And you and I were on campuses multiple times together defending Israel and defending the Jewish people. And so I just find a lot of the coverage to be, you know, not a lot, but but some people's chattering has been highly emotional. And so let's just you talked about this in the talk or interview, Candace, if somebody in the audience is a very pro-Israel person, can you bring them up to speed as how their cause is actually weakening by how they are going after allies? And I'm afraid that they are diluting and cheapening the term anti-Semitism the same way they've done with racism. There's no question that they've diluted that. People are not even blinking now to be called an anti-Semite because, you know, when you start with Richard Spencer and you end with Charlie Kirk and you say everybody's an anti-Semite and everybody's trafficking in anti-Semitic tropes, you've just lost the plot. I mean, it's an everybody from Joe Rogan to Tucker Carlson last night for God knows what reason being called an anti-Semite. And it's just completely a losing argument. And so it's funny because I've had some, you know, pro-Israel friends that reached out to me and were saying, well, we're just trying to help you. And this time I asserted myself and I said, oh, you need to listen to me. It's obvious to everybody that's looking around right now that there has been a loss in support for Israel. And that's not because any person agrees with what happened on October 7th. We have all said on our platforms multiple times that would happen on October 7th is completely abhorrent. But it has a lot to do with the reaction of going after allies for asking questions, for trying to remain not neutral, but humane throughout this and saying that it is always sad. Like people were upset when I said it's always sad when you see a dead child. And some of the upset said, well, you can't say that unless you say that also they were just being used as human shields. It's no, you can feel sympathy. You can feel empathy for individuals always, no matter what is going on. You don't need to gauge or jump into a political debate to acknowledge that you're still a human and you have a human response to seeing a dead child. And so what I have said from the very, actually before any of this on my show, is that when you use terms too much and you refer to everybody as something, whether it is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, you will then find that those words have no power. And I do think that part of the frustration that some people that are pro-Israel are having is trying to understand why this word has no power anymore. And I can explain it over and over, but I can't help people understand it is you saw it happen with Black Lives Matter. Whereas people were so scared of being called a racist. It was such a horrible smear, horrible libel. Like what do I do to not be called that? And then as they started calling everything racist and you started realizing air was racist and the CNN articles were saying, you know, white people blinking was racist. It became, okay, now we know that this word actually doesn't mean what you're saying. It just means that you want me to submit to whatever it is that you're saying very easily because you've used a smear. You've called me a Holocaust snire. You've called me an anti-Semite. You've said my silence is violence. And actually what you're trying to do is you're trying to assert control over me while claiming that you are the victim in this, but actually you're trying to assert power over me. And that's not the way to do it. You have to be well intended. And Dennis Prager has always made that point, by the way, for years and years, that you have to be very careful when you use a word like that because it will lose power very fast. And unfortunately, his warnings were not heeded in this circumstance and people are just don't believe it when you, when things, when people are being called anti-Semitic anymore. Dennis warned us about this. He said an attack used too much loses its power. And you and I both were kind of, we both still consider Dennis a great friend and a great teacher. And Dennis says he's very careful using that label. He said, because we want it when we need it, when there's a legit anti-Semite and throwing it around as a thought terminating cliche or a means of control or hyper emotional does no one a good service. So Candace, let me ask you, because not everyone listens to your show, which is excellent. Everyone should subscribe to her show. There's a lot of, not a lot. There's a fair amount of rumor or mystery of what you stand on on the war. Can you just, the floor is yours. What do you, what is your position? Because I think people are completely misinterpreting your views of the Jewish people, of what's happening in Israel. Just explain to our audience just to kind of cut off the rumors at the pass. Yeah. Thank you so much for asking. And that's what I've said is nobody even asks anymore. And then when you give them an answer and you say, I've said this on my show multiple times, then they say to you, well, I don't listen to your show and you know, you should tweet it. I'm like, well, my show is posted. The full show is posted on Twitter every single day. Oh, well, I don't follow this account. So it becomes not about whether or not what you said or what you didn't say, it becomes about whether or not they were on Twitter at the moment and saw what you said. Otherwise it doesn't count, you know? And so that's been very interesting. And again, a way to assert power and control and to say that you need to say it when I am online and on whether it's Instagram or Facebook or Twitter. I, if I didn't see it, it didn't actually happen, which is completely foolish, but I have not shifted my views at all, at all when it comes to Israel and Palestine, whether it is Ukraine or Russia, whether it is Afghanistan, America has issues at home. We do not need to be sending more money overseas. It is the perspective that is held by Thomas Massey, who is now being harassed and being called an anti-Semite for his consistent voting against sending any dollar overseas throughout his entire career, right? Isn't it? He is not, he has not changed. He's not switched up. So this is not something that is being guided by a hatred or a love of people based on their race at all. It is just my policy. My stance is that America is falling apart. The politicians that are opining on stage and saying, well, we can do both. Look around you. Obviously we can't. America is in a steep decline, educationally, socially and morally. And I have also been clear that I understand the sentiments coming from white Americans that are saying, why are we suddenly being told now to care about the university debacle? But we have been calling this out for years. And Charlie, you're the perfect person to speak about this. You and I have traversed universities. We have been drowned out. We have been harassed. We have been chased out of restaurants for our ideas as conservatives and nobody cared. We couldn't get people to stop funding these universities. We could not get people to understand how bad the problem had become when you actually had professors, forget the students that were protesting. You had professors that were tweeting, all I want for Christmas is a white genocide. I believe that was at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. And that faculty member was protected, calling openly for genocide of white people. So it is a fair question. It is a fair critique when people say, why are you telling us this is a problem now? And this has been a problem that many of us have been fighting for the last decade. And it seemed like nobody cared. And so by being fair in that assessment, by recognizing what white people have gone through in this country, by recognizing this, what I consider myself to be America first stances of the problems that are happening in this country. And by saying that I do not want to be involved in another Middle Eastern conflict, no matter where the stage is. People hear that in this moment as some form of antisemitism. It's not its consistency. It is the reason that I quoted Thomas Sowell on last night's episode that he has a quote about the civil rights era. He's referring to black America in this quote, but saying when people are used to special treatment, sometimes being treated the same can feel like discrimination. And it's not discrimination to say that the obvious truths that we are facing in this nation, you can debate that academically, but don't be disingenuous and call people antisemites for holding the same decisions that they have always held for the last decade. Yeah, your position has large agreement in many political circles. By the way, it's also held by people from Thomas Massie to Dennis Kucinich to Rand Paul to a certain extent. And you can have disagreements without having to throw around some of those vile labels. America's colleges and universities today are less concerned with critical thinking than with indoctrination. It is no wonder why so many young Americans embrace cancel culture, deny free speech to conservatives and even celebrate terrorism. But I'm happy to report there is one college where students debate ideas openly and honestly, where they pursue truth together with their professors, and where America's great heritage of liberty is studied and revered. My favorite college, Hillsdale College. As stated in Hillsdale's founding document in 1844, Hillsdale's original mission was to offer the kind of serious liberal arts education needed to preserve the blessings of civil and religious liberty across the land. And this mission continues to guide Hillsdale College today. You can learn more at my favorite college's website, charlieforhillsdale.com. There you will find a short video. It's just over a minute long, showing how Hillsdale's work, not only on its Michigan campus, not only Washington, D.C. campus, but across the nation is effective in defending American liberty. Take some time to watch today at charlieforhillsdale.com. That is charlieforhillsdale.com. Candace, I'm curious, has Ben Shapiro called you privately to try to fix this or is this all just been a public dispute? It's all been public. I've been very surprised by it. Like I said on Tucker last night, something that I think is unfairly a blemish to The Daily Wire because, you know, the four of us, other hosts that work here at the Nashville campus are we get along very well, you know, and I think that this looks like something that it's not because Ben is not a part of the day to day operations. I'm not sure why his instinct is to always air something publicly. You know, Charlie, you and I worked for years together. We have had so many disagreements. I would call you, text you directly, yell at you. You know, that's healthy, you know, but I would never just throw out a random tweet and expect you to see it when we were having any of those disagreements. When people text me and say, I disagree with Charlie on this, I will just text you like now up until this day, you know, what did you mean by this? Why are you doing this? We have to be able to have healthy dialogue and healthy instinct even when we are not understanding each other. It doesn't make it better to let things become public fodder. And it's why I did not want to meet Ben where he was at in engaging anything that was disparaging about him because I'm look, I'm 34 years old. I have my third kid on the way. I know how to communicate like an adult. And so, yeah, I don't still yet fully understand where he is coming from. And I do think that we have all tried to be exceedingly understanding of his emotions during this time as somebody who has familial ties to Israel.
A highlight from The Perfection of Trump/Tucker 2024
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A highlight from Episode 69: The Cult of the Alpha Male: Andrew Tate and the Red-Pill Movement An Interview with John Bloedel
"Hey, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. We like to talk about things that are messy, awkward, hard or controversial, and create a space for healing. Well, hey, everyone, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. Today we are joined by John, who is my husband, and we are going to be talking today about the phenomenon of red pilled men and the cult of the alpha male. So John, before we start, do you want to just tell our listeners and watchers a little about who you are? Yeah, I am obviously married to Megan. I'm a digital marketer for Live Action, which is a pro -life media organization. I'm currently working on my Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary, which I should be graduating in the spring with my full MDiv. So really excited for that. And in armchair for enthusiasm internet culture broadly. And so this is something that I feel is a bit idiosyncratic for a Christian man to know a lot about. But it's something that has in recent months become really kind of a big deal when it comes to the conversations between men and women specifically within Christianity. So yeah, that's a bit about me. I like to online culture. And Christians, especially Christians in ministry is rather like two roads that don't really meet. A lot of pastors or priests are very not familiar with internet culture. Even like youth pastors who are working with younger generations are not always super adept at internet culture. So I think it is a unique crossover. But for people who aren't familiar at all, what is the red pilled movement? And how did it start? Yeah, that's kind of a big question because because it's internet culture, it's completely decentralized. You might be familiar with the term red pilled used in kind of its memetic way where it's used sarcastically for someone that has socially a inept opinion or is kind of a radical in some way. But right now, if it's used as a signifier of a movement, if someone is using it like red pilled male or alpha male, it's most likely in reference to a movement that has been around for quite some time actually. The red pill movement is kind of apparent to a movement called MGTOW, which is an acronym for men going their own way. MGTOW got started on the heels of kind of the rad femme movements in the early 2000s. This was very like web 2 .0, early internet culture, I think the forum is actually still around for it. And this movement was men basically checking out from society, checking out from relationships with women, as well. It was very much rooted in this idea that as much as society was trying to focus on women's struggles, men still bore the brunt. This is not me saying this, this is their position. The idea that, you know, if you look at the statistics, men still make up 95 % of workplace workplace deaths and injuries. Men, by and large, get ignored by the court systems and divorce, they lose custody. Men, by and large, don't actually get as much social welfare as women do. They experience heavier sentencing when it comes to criminal trespasses, and on and on it goes. And so the MGTOW movement was this idea that as society tries to focus more on women, men need to focus more on themselves and check out and focus on their own needs instead. This kind of also coincided with the men's rights activists movement, which was concerned with a lot of the same things. It was less radical, and it was a bit more egalitarian. But this was very much what was in the air in kind of mid to late 2000s into the early 2010s. And then the red pill movement kind of comes along and explodes all of this into being less of a third way -ism, a different way that men could interact with society, which was kind of more quiet reserved, just checking out from things and focusing on themselves, to actively hostile and actively rejecting what would be considered social orthodoxy, where society says men and women are equal, red pill says men and women are not equal. Men are smarter, men are stronger. Men should use this to their advantage in every way. The red pill movement in that way is obviously very misogynistic and very sexist. A lot of people would tend to argue it's not, and that making that accusation shows you don't understand it. But that's just coping for the reality of the situation. It's kind of that double thing that's there, because they do understand that they are swimming in the wake of the MGTOW movement, and they're attempting to say, well, men have been put upon for so long, and society doesn't care about men's issues. So we're going to finally start caring about ourselves. So to a certain degree, if you question this within the halls of kind of the accepted red pill orthodoxy, people will just kind of assume you hate men, people will assume you don't really care about men, and they'll say, okay, well, you know, we're finally standing up for ourselves. And so you don't want us to be happy. No, it's just very, just because we don't hold the idea that men should be ascendant socially and use and abuse women doesn't necessarily make you a sexist. So it's, it's very difficult to disconnect it from the overblown and rather melodramatic claims of men's rights activists and the men going their own way movement, because that's very much where its roots are. That was a lot. I'm like completely foreign to this whole world. I feel like I'd never heard the term men's rights activists just until now. I, I feel like I only started to see or understand this movement at all with the introduction of Andrew Tate, which I don't really know a ton about him, even just that apparently he's not a great guy. But I've even seen some Christians. I have heard all this terrible, all these terrible things about him, but then some Christians are promoting him. So what is the deal with Andrew Tate and how he's connected to all of this? So this is an area where my expertise in internet culture actually pays dividends. I've been following Andrew Tate's stuff for three or four years now. So Andrew Tate, his personal history is him and by extension, his brother Tristan Tate got their start in international kickboxing. So they were martial artists and they were, they were good at that. They won money doing that. They are genuinely talented in that area. But I mean, cutting to the quick, they are both sex trafficking, abusive men who should be buried under the prison. They, they are not good people. They are arrogant, bordering on sociopathic liars, narcissists, and manipulators. And the way that Andrew Tate is connected to all of this is after he got out of the martial arts world, he started running scams online under the name Cobra Tate. That was his Twitter account. When I first found him in late 2019 and his website, you'll hear a lot about a hustlers university. And you'll hear a lot of them talking about their webcam business, which is actually what they're being investigated for and charged with and tried for right now is they were sex traffickers and pornographers. So, but that was only one part of what he offered on his website. His website was actually very strange and oddly schizophrenic. It offered all sorts of bizarre trainings, one of which was like this weird military training where he was alleging that he could train people how to be some type of elite special forces unit. It's it was very strange, but the biggest part of it that he was selling was this hustlers university, which was effectively a crypto scam combined with how to abuse women into making webcam pornography for you to sell online. And I'm sure you're thinking how does this turn into the red pill? A major part of the red pill is actually marketing because the way that Andrew Tate exploded onto the scene because I was following him this entire time just because I thought he was funny and you know. So what he did was he used a decentralized marketing plan. So he used about a thousand followers back when shorts were still kind of a new thing in terms of internet culture like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. And part of his hustlers university was he was offering bonuses to followers of his who would start their own YouTube channels and repost shorts of his appearances on these podcasts, which is by and large where most people first saw him. They were short form video content of him saying bombastic things about women, bombastic things about sex, bombastic things about the power of masculinity. So he actually rose to fame in the red pill kind of manosphere movement because of marketing. And that's kind of how the misogynistic podcast personality became an ascendant part of this culture. It's part of the reason why you've kind of seen even Christians dealing with this because this very much did come out of nowhere and it is it is impossible to understand the red pill without short form video content because of how Andrew Tate used it. It was very much a scam. It was very much a marketing plan and it played on again this feeling of unfairness that certain men had and this idea that if you kind of bandage the wounds of the man that has been put upon that he would kind of become loyal to you. So Andrew Tate specifically who's kind of the number one guy for that movement 100 % marketing, 100 % a scam artist. So I can understand where like you were saying men who feel like they've been wronged by society or maybe have not had a women would be like drawn to someone like Andrew Tate who is like saying these very extreme things. But I think what confuses me is when Christian men are drawn into this. So what do you feel like is fueling the interest in the manosphere among especially Christian men specifically? I think being reactionary is broadly always going to feel more cathartic than attempting to be constructive. In that way I think a lot of Christian conservative men look at almost anyone who is not liberal and I'm not saying red pill is conservative either. It's just anyone who's not liberal even anti -liberal they view them as co -travelers which is I don't need to tell you that's dumb. Don't do that. And so what happens is anyone who's saying well you know third wave fourth wave feminism oh it's cancerous to men. Wow. So brave. That's not something that's worthy enough for us to travel together when we're attempting to do something new. So I think for a lot of conservative Christian men they suffer from the same issues that the MGTOW men had which is they view a society that is increasingly hostile towards biblical masculinity and biblical femininity for that matter and they think that anything that is anti -liberal is going to assist them in you know this battle. And it's not going to obviously because the biblical model of masculinity and the biblical model of femininity cannot be affirmed by people who have an axe to grind against the other sex. That's just never going to be possible. And what are Christian's responses I'm just curious too you were saying that he was manipulating women into producing webcam pornography and all of these awful things that are just very blatantly against Christianity. What is their response to these Christian men that are following Andrew Tate or are supporting Andrew Tate? I would say one half of them obviously just don't know. I don't believe ignorance is an excuse but obviously it should weigh in the balance if someone genuinely doesn't know and immediately goes oh I feel embarrassed now I'm gonna you know put my hand over my mouth in embarrassment and I'll never do it again okay fine whatever. I'd say the other half I actually wrote an article about this on my medium. The other half are willing to condemn the bad things about him but are kind of saying let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Okay right they're saying I believe one tweet I reference in my article says he calls men to a kind of excellence but it's a truncated form of excellence. No he doesn't. He doesn't call anyone to form of excellence. He's a degenerate pervert trafficker, a violent trafficker at that. If you actually read the court documents which I have that he's this it's it's a smoking gun that he was abusive. When I say trafficking I mean that in the real sense of the word. He was keeping women from leaving a compound. He he literally had women in prison. So again the worst of the worst and so it's one of these instances where it's either ignorance of the situation because they didn't sacrificing the good things that there are and the simplest response this is to go you shall know them by their fruit. There's how are you forgetting that basic principle of this? This is nothing but bad fruit. You don't need a big name personality to make your point for you. Make your point and then move on. Don't try and yoke yourself to someone like everything that he says is happening was happening which Tucker Carlson gave him a platform which was just despicable and that's where a lot of Christian men got their first interaction with Andrew Tate and he simply lied the entire time about what he did. But even if this was some massive conspiracy that he was the victim of it wouldn't change the fact that he admits and talks about being a womanizer. He admits and talks about making money off of producing pornography. He admits and talks about having multiple partners being the normal way that men are. If you think that there's anything good in that movement to affirm I'm I'm not going to listen to you and frankly I think you should probably stop talking. What is it that he's saying that they feel like like when you're saying don't throw the baby out with the bathwater what is it that they feel has merit or that is good just that men should be masculine? Right and that that's the issue it's men should be masculine because masculinity is what men do and and it's circular reasoning a lot of them won't ever really define what it is because that's the very live cultural conversation that we should be having. What does biblical masculinity look like today? That's a massive conversation that needs to be had what does biblical femininity look like today? That's again a massive conversation that's one not going to be easily marketed on YouTube shorts so you're not going to get any you know massive fame or acclaim for saying it. It's probably going to be rather boring because biblical masculinity is power under control. That's an important thing. One of the things that someone like Jordan Peterson who I've warmed to over time one of the things that Jordan Peterson talks about is that you know you can't be a man unless you're dangerous but the whole point of becoming dangerous is you're controlling that and that's the point. Grace is power under control but that's not sexy that's not fun that's not getting into cage fights making lots of money and having any woman that you want. Power under control is humility. Humility, self -control, chastity, all of these things they aren't the Samson killing thousands of Philistines with a jawbone kind of testosterone soaked Arnold Schwarzenegger and predator levels of masculinity that we want but these are all broken forms of masculinity and so Andrew Tate comes along and kind of goes well wait societies throughout the millennia have had men that were actually dangerous and it was normative throughout all of history for men to have multiple partners and my response to that is to go you're right we also didn't have penicillin back then. There's a lot of things about the modern era that are better because Christianity came along and fixed them. The ugly truth about the majority of human history having polygamy is because 20 percent of the men had 80 percent of the women. There's a reason eunuchs existed. There's a reason why it is shown to be such an awful thing when David takes Bathsheba and kills Uriah and it's compared to a sheep. This was the way it worked. Women were a good to be consumed. Christianity comes along and makes it that one man and one woman in a chaste marriage is the most important thing for societal cohesion and it's worked and history proves that which is why I'm so confused when Christian men come along and go well Andrew Tate is calling him to a kind of excellence. No he's calling them to degradation of society. Well men should be dangerous. If what you're saying is that hey if you're carrying around an extra 35 pounds after the holiday season go for a run get back into shape so that you could in a pinch defend your wife and kids. Say that. You can say that. That's okay. You can be a bit more humble in what you say. You don't have to come out and agree with everything Andrew Tate says because in his mind masculinity is nothing short of who he is incarnate. He is a consummate narcissist. In his mind unless you've had multiple violent altercations with other men, beaten them, and also had multiple very very grotesque sexual encounters you're not really a man. So it's suffering from a bad view of masculinity and a bad view of femininity at that. I saw that he was on Candace Owens interviewed him like featured him for like a three hour interview. Did you watch that? No I don't watch anything with that because I don't want to give them clicks or reach because I know that's how he got it. Yeah I didn't either but apparently her reaction to him was that he is or her opinion on him is that he's a reaction to a culture or to what is happening in society. And what I think that she's saying is that he is just a reaction to very radical feminism which I think that you kind of mentioned but could you explain more how this movement is connected to I kind of want to revisit the idea of ignorance versus you know half condemnations. I think for a large portion of young men who are taken in by this red pill movement who are younger there is a genuine sense of confusion because what feminism has done specifically the bad kind of feminism has lowered the playing field when it comes to what is societally acceptable. Whereas the original feminism was men act like pigs we're going to call them to better behavior. Now it is men act like pigs so we are free to act like pigs. Additionally the level of equality due to the of madness transgenderism and this idea that gender fluidity is a thing and that yes science actually does say men and women are exactly the same. I think amongst young men there's this failure to comprehend what masculinity is and what grace is which is again it's power under control. And so they're kind of looking at this and going well if women are equal in every single way and they demand to be taken seriously I don't understand how I'm doing anything wrong by just playing the game. I think there's a certain level where a lot of young men have genuinely believed this idea that men and women are equal in the sense that there are no distinctions between them even at the ontological level at the spiritual level there's no distinction.
Megyn Kelly and Candace Owens Clash Over Harvard-Israel Debate
"Throw this one at you, my dear friend. Megyn Kelly and Candace Owens had a tit for tat over the weekend, a brutal battle on social media over college students protesting against Israel. Now, this is interesting. Megyn Kelly started with a post on X in response to Vivek Ramaswamy arguing that college kids who are participating in pro -Hamas anti -Israel protests on college campuses should not be blacklisted from future employment opportunities, because that's happening. Some of these places are looking at these Harvard law students and saying, we ain't going to hire these kids. If you're a pro -terrorist, we don't want you in our law firm. Well, Megyn Kelly pushed back saying companies should not hire people who support killers. I mean, it's like, wait a minute. Did Candace disagree? Candace said that Kelly's response to that was disingenuous and that stupid college kids should not be blacklisted over the political views they expressed during their youth. What a great topic. I mean, listen, am I going to blame somebody when they're 50 for some stupid protest they attended when they were 21? No. But if you're coming out of college at 21 or 22 and you were at a pro -terrorist rally last year, maybe I wonder if I need you walking the halls of my law firm. Yep, yep, yep, yep. It's a good debate because you get back to the whole merits of cancel culture. And I'll say this over and over again. These are their rules. The left made these
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Let's Celebrate the Celebrity Women Paying Child Support to Men
"Was reading something the other day And I was very happy to read About all these women Celebrity women that are now Having to pay child support And or alimony To their significant others Also, I want to give a shout out To my favorite soccer player He caught that hole He caught that hole Cash rules He caught that hole He caught his slippers I believe the soccer player forgot his name I think it's Steve Harvey No, Steve Harvey Well, no Steve Hardy is going to have to pay Yeah, he made too much But she got caught cheating Ain't she rich though? No, she's not on the grand scale She had money But she was dealing with drug dealers before Oh wow, okay, okay I thought she was somebody She's somebody to somebody So what I'm talking about There's this soccer player Who dated an older Supermodel or ex -supermodel Whoever the case may be, I forgot The whole situation But she basically tried to divorce him And asked for Half of his money basically Because he's like A multi -trillion -million dollar So Guess what His mama being smart And he being smart He put all his money in his mama's name So when it was time For them to go to the court And they asking for like Oh, I want this much and this much He like, I'm broke I don't got no money And she ended up having to pay Everything she had So half of everything she got Went to him and he's sitting pretty So That's what I'm talking about right there Nice move, nice Amen That's a nice move We're just gonna run off a couple of names Just a couple that's in that situation First off, we got Sherri Shepherd Give it up Let me show you Black female Celebrity, she's an actress She gotta pay her husband? Let's see We got Britney Spears Mary J. Blige She gotta pay her I love her I kind of love Mary I love Mary too Listen, Mary J. Blige is my wife right there I love Mary That's my celebrity cheat right there I can't clap for Mary I love Mary Listen, if I can get Mary pregnant And she gotta pay me child support Clap it up If I can get Mary pregnant If I can just get Mary pregnant That's what I want We got to basket The WNBA star Candace Parker She love her man for a woman Is that true? Oh good How you gonna leave a brother like that? She gotta pay him 400 grand That's all? WNBA Even though she's like the number one She's like the gear As far as like outside the NBA WNBA making money, she up there She's like There's still a little slap of 400 grand That's a good slap on the wrist 400 grand? Not if you don't got it like that She got it We got Halle Berry on the list No, I can't clap for her No, no Not Halle Berry Halle Berry She gonna pass? She gonna pass She too fine Why she gonna pass? Cause she's too fine How do you elaborate what he just said 10 times? She's just too fine There's nothing in the world that she can ask me to do that I wouldn't do to her She's just too fine She's just too fine Hey TJ, you can't be taller like that She is too fine Alright, Madonna Hell yeah, hell yeah I owe all that money Indeed I beg and care, Madonna One of the Spice Girls Mel B Whoever she is That's a 90's baby thing That's a 90's baby thing Eddie Murphy baby? I think so I think so I think she's gonna pay her ex Steven Belafonte Eddie Yo, cash out to me $5 ,000 a month in child support and $350 ,000 legal fees Damn She gotta pay a lot Million dollars in taxes and shit Your girl Janet Jackson has made the list I got him I got him Y 'all don't know what that means No, I know what that means You know what that means? Nope, but my time How old are you? I'm only 27 15 million 15 million A month or cash out? Cash out That works, I'll take the cash out Together 9 years, she gotta pay 15 million I love Janet, I can't clap for Janet Just a couple more Jennifer Lopez is on the list I guess she's paying I'll give her a pass So you guys are solely giving these women passes and not celebrating because they look good? There's certain things you just gotta be like it's understandable No, there's certain things you could just live with Alright, so If I keep on right now and holla be resilient All my anger, whatever I was bad about It's gone Open the door Jesus, you have given me a gift Thank you I don't even need to smash How you doing, thank you I'm about to eat I can't go McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell I'll take the pork out of the freezer right now I don't cook, but I'll cook that day What's wrong with you? That's different Ladies, we clapping I'm sorry, but this segment and this podcast today we're talking about women that gotta pay the terms have switched I mean, we're happy because, well, you know we've been getting it men been getting it for years getting fucked in the court system especially about the guy who went to jail for five years and found out the kid wasn't even his that got me tight and then she, what did she get? what kind of terms she get? smack on the wrist the judge yelled at
A highlight from Spirit-Empowered Evangelism (Part 2)
"I haven't finished the message or done it in two parts. This is one I'm just like, all of these parts feel essential to this and we need to be able to deal with this. Acts 1 and verse 8, because this really is the rest of the book of Acts is expressing this, we'll read this verse, we'll have a brief word of prayer, then we'll dive back into where we left off this morning. This is Jesus speaking to the apostles before he ascended to heaven, and they've asked about when's the, you know, when's the kingdom be restored? He's going to say, that's not for you to know, the Father's put those times in his hand. But verse 8, in contrast to that, you shall receive power, this ability, this divine power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you. So that happens at Pentecost, that the Holy Spirit comes upon them, empowers them, and ye shall be witnesses unto me. Okay, you're going to go tell everyone what you have seen and heard, particularly the resurrection. Witnesses tell what they have seen, both in Jerusalem, that's where it starts with Peter's sermon on Pentecost we looked at a few weeks ago, and in all Judea, their witness spills over from that city into the surrounding countryside. And in Samaria, we looked at that a little bit briefly this morning in Acts chapter 8, and under the uttermost part of the earth, and that is still going on today. One of the things we touched on when we looked at this text a few weeks ago is that the task is unfinished. Jesus is very much implying that I'm ascending to heaven and this task begins and it continues until I return. In fact, the angel says, you know, they're standing there gazing up into heaven, the same Jesus who you've seen ascend is going to come back that same way. He's going to return visibly and physically. And the implication is, until that happens, you've got a job to do, which is to be a witness to Christ, it is to evangelize. Now, so this morning, we talked about the fact that God has defined the task for us. What is evangelism? It's very simply telling people the good news of Jesus and calling them to accept it. It's not just information, but it's information and persuasion. It's not just here's the facts, but it's facts that demand a response. It's both of those two things together. We also noted that God has defined the message and we spent a significant amount of time today just carefully laying out what is the gospel, what is the evangel, what is the message that we as Christians are to declare. If we get the message wrong, we might be very, very passionate. We might be very bold, but we're not giving the message of life. Both boldness and accuracy are essential when it comes to giving the gospel. And so you might have a beautiful scene, but no light. You might be very accurate, but it's not visible. That's a message that's correct, but not declared. Or you might have a message that is declared, but not accurate. We want to have a message that's both accurate and made known to the world around us. So where I want to go this evening is how do we go about doing that? And we're going to look at the book of Acts and just look at some examples of the different ways to do that. But before we do, let's just go to the Lord in a word of prayer before we dive in. Father, you have called us to make disciples of the nations. You have called us to preach the gospel to every creature. And Father, we recognize that we are not capable of doing this on our own. We desperately need your spirit. And Father, we also confess this evening that we are often silent when we should speak. We are often fearful when we ought to be bold. We are often hesitant when we need to be direct. So God, I pray that you would fill us with courage. You would fill us with confidence that comes from your spirit's indwelling presence. Would you help us as a church to be a church that is marked by personal passionate evangelism? And Father, not just speaking to the issues of the day, but pointing people to Christ. We ask these things for your glory in Jesus' name. Amen. According to various studies that have been done, there are approximately 7 ,500 news anchors in the United States. That number was actually surprisingly low to me. I thought that like every town had a bunch of them. But 7 ,500. And the job of a news anchor is to simply get the news out. These are the people on the evening news that are like, this evening there was another traffic jam in the bank head tunnel, or the weather tomorrow is going to be insanely hot once again. They're the familiar faces on local TV who give us these updates. They might be the less familiar faces on sort of the national stage. And frankly, as much as many people dislike and distrust the media, and sometimes for good reason, I think we would all admit that people who give us the news are filling a vital and important role to let us know what is going on in the world. They're supposed to get the news out. And sure, sometimes they get the news wrong, and sometimes they leave out important aspects, but the basic description is to get the news out. That in a sense is our job as Christians is to get the news out without changing the facts, without tweaking things. Our job is to get the good news of the gospel out to a needy world, and we've got to get the message right. We saw that this morning. We've also got to embrace that calling. Our job is not to editorialize, but to announce. We're not to be opinion journalists, but more news anchors of here's the message and we're going to declare it and call people to respond to it. That is what it means to be an evangelist, is to declare the good news, to declare the gospel to the world around us. So I want to just pick up with these final two building blocks for a biblical vision of evangelism. Not only the fact that God has defined the task, not only the fact that God has determined the message, but I want to pick up thirdly this evening with the fact that God uses Christians to evangelize. I know this is a really obvious point, but God doesn't send angels to come and proclaim the gospel to the world around us. He doesn't strike people with lightning while they're walking down the street and all of a sudden they're saved. But as Romans 10 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ and that it is absolutely necessary for preachers to be sent out to make the gospel known. The book of Acts, it's called at the title at the top of my page the Acts of the Apostles. And we've noted the fact it could be the Acts of the Risen Christ through the spirit empowered apostles. It's really Jesus who's working. But we get example after example in this book of the first generation of Christians doing precisely that, telling people about Christ. And here's what is striking is the variety of ways, the variety of methods that God uses. There is not just here's the one approved method for giving the gospel. You know, God calls all Christians everywhere to only knock on doors and use the Romans road or only to have conversations at work. There's kind of an above all, all of the above kind of strategy when it comes to getting the gospel out. So one of the first ways we see the gospel going out is in Acts chapter two. So just turn over there with me. We looked at this in some detail a few weeks back. So we're not going to rehash this, but it's the day of Pentecost and the spirit comes upon the Christians and they begin to speak in other languages and a big crowd gathers. And Peter verse 14, Acts two verse 14, Peter standing up with the 11 lifted up his voice and said unto them, ye men of Judea and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you and hearken to my words. And from there, he begins to give them a recounting of the fact, hey, what you're seeing is not drunkenness, but the spirit of God has fallen in fulfillment of prophecy. He then adds to that, that Jesus is the promised Messiah who's risen from the dead and David predicted him. And this can't be about David because David is dead, but Jesus has risen from the dead. So verse 36, therefore, here's sort of the summary, the call to action, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, and by the way, this is imperative in the Greek. It's not just, hey, allow this to be, but that all the house of Israel must know this, must know assuredly, must accept this by faith, that God hath made the same Jesus whom ye crucified both Lord and Christ. So he declares the gospel to them through preaching. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission or the forgiveness of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. So he preaches and we find out in verse 41, 3 ,000 people respond in faith and signify that by stepping into the waters of baptism. We could give example after example, we have a number of examples in the book of Acts of public preaching. God uses Christians to evangelize and one of the ways he does that is through public preaching, maybe in a church gathering or out on a street or you think of through church history, men like George Whitfield and John Wesley who did open air preaching and thousands came to hear them. Preaching, this authoritative heralding to large groups of people. It might be a specially organized crusade like what Billy Graham did back in the day. It might be preaching that goes out over the airwaves or over the internet to bring sinners to faith in Christ. And Peter is preaching, he is expounding scripture. He is keeping scripture central. Now, what is interesting when you look at the apostles proclamation of the gospel, we do not see elaborate schemes. We don't see slick methods being cooked up to try to pad their numbers or to manipulate people. We don't see high pressure sales techniques to guilt people into making a decision. Rather, we see the simple and powerful declaration of the word of God laid onto the consciences of their hearers. It's the honest declaration of the good news of Jesus. Turn over with me to 2 Corinthians 4 to hear what Paul has to say about gospel ministry. 2 Corinthians 4, verses one and two. So seeing therefore, we have this ministry, the gospel ministry, this responsibility to make the gospel of Jesus known. As we have received mercy, we faint not. Okay, we've got such an awesome ministry. We don't give up, we don't quit. But we have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. I love this. He's saying, we're not resorting to trickery. We're not taking the scriptures and twisting them to make them say what we want, but we are plainly exposing to view what the Bible says and what Christ has done and making an appeal to people's consciences to respond. He's likely describing the individuals in his day who would go around from town to town and would sort of do philosophical lectures for money and some would do the same thing, would basically try to monetize the gospel. One way we could render this is we don't peddle the word of God. We don't go around sort of preaching the word of God in order to get rich for ourselves. But rather just the plain declaration of the truth. Now, to be sure, we do see the early church loving and serving their neighbors. We do see Peter performing miracles and that becoming an avenue for the gospel going out. There is biblical precedent for saying we're gonna perform mercy ministries. We're gonna do good to our community in order to gain a hearing. We have to be careful less we slip into crass manipulation where you're trying to play on people's emotions and arms twist when the spirit of God has not touched their conscience. So how do we go about, how does God use Christians to proclaim the gospel one way is by preaching. Here's another way that's totally different. So if Peter's preaching in Acts two and Acts three to crowns of thousands, we go to the other end of the spectrum, which is simply a one -on -one conversation. Go over to Acts chapter eight with me. Here we have a guy who's by the name of Philip. In Acts chapter six, there had been some division in the early church between the Greek speakers and the Hebrew speakers and the apostles called the church together. They appoint the first deacons and there's seven of them. One of them is Stephen. He preaches a powerful sermon before the Sanhedrin in Acts chapter seven and they kill him because they loved his sermon so much. He faces stoning because of the reaction to it. Same message, completely different response. Then we get in Acts chapter eight, Philip, we noted him briefly this morning. He goes to Samaria and he preaches. Later on in the book of Acts, this guy is so passionate for the gospel, he gets the name Philip, the evangelist. An evangelist is not some guy who has a fifth -wheel trailer who goes from church to church and does special meetings. An evangelist is somebody who preaches the gospel. By the way, nothing wrong with people going from church to church doing special meetings. I've got friends who do that. But the term evangelist refers to those who evangelize. And so Philip gets that label. But look in verse 26, Acts chapter eight. So he's preached the gospel to all the villages of the Samaritans and the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip. This is one of the rare instances in Acts where we see special divine guidance regarding ministry. Arise and go toward the south under the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. So down to the Gaza Strip, going down towards Egypt. And he arose and went and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning and sitting in his chariot and read Isaiah the prophet. Then the spirit said unto Philip, go near and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah and said, understandest thou what thou readest? He said, how can I accept some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he should come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture, which he read was this. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away and who shall declare his generation for his life is taken from the earth. It's from Isaiah 53, which Brian read this morning. And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I pray thee of whom speaketh the prophet this, of himself or some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him, Jesus. Here we get this other end of the spectrum. This is not preaching to a crowd of thousands, but this is a one -on -one conversation. You see, you may say I'm not comfortable doing public speaking. I'll never stand up before a crowd of people and declare the gospel. Great, well, we have this example of a one -on -one conversation, a divine appointment. God orchestrates this encounter as you read the text. It's very obvious that God is making sure that Philip crosses the path of the eunuch so that he can get the gospel and he meets him just when he happens to be reading Isaiah 53. And occasionally at various points in your life, God will bring those kinds of situations across your path where you bump into a complete stranger. The spirit of God's been working on them. Other people have been witnessing to them. They've been under conviction and you get to witness to them. I remember a time when I was a kid, my dad was cleaning the church where we were at and a Sri Lankan guy just came and knocked on the door. He'd kind of grown up in Sri Lanka. I think he had grown up as a Hindu and was like, I'm looking for a priest. I want to figure out how to become a Christian. Like never met the guy before, never had encountered the guy before and dad brought him home, sat down with him, explained the gospel, the guy got saved. Like, praise God. I'll be honest, those situations are pretty rare that you get someone and you just cross their paths and boom, there they are, they're ready to be converted. Philip is in the right place at the right time with the right message. And notice what his message is, it's Jesus. He starts at the same scripture and gets to Jesus. Beloved, we need to be so fluent with the gospel that we can sort of jump into any place in the storyline of the Bible and be able to get to Jesus. I was talking to Clay this morning on the way out. He was letting me know he was going to preach about David at Ahepa and I just gave him the encouragement. I said, as you preach about David, don't forget to talk about the son of David, right? Anywhere in the Bible we want to get to Christ because he is the heart of the gospel. So the Ethiopian is ripe for the picking. The soil is ready for the planting. And these encounters are not encounters that you and I can manufacture. We can't sort of, you know, we try to strategize and make sure I'm at the right place at the right time. This is the working of God. Indeed, I would say that trying to plant the seed when God has not yet plowed the soil can actually be unhelpful because it's going to push people away when they're not ready. But think about the things that God could use to awaken someone's heart to where they're in a place like this guy who's just ready for this. Maybe someone has gotten to the end of their rope and realized, man, this religion I've grown up in does not give me answers. Or some personal tragedy has happened where all of a sudden they didn't think about eternity yesterday, but now they are thinking about eternity. A loved one passes away, and all of a sudden they're realizing, one day I'm going to die. And they're beginning to think about these things. Sometimes tragedy will be the megaphone that God will use to awaken a lost world to their need for him. Sometimes a divorce has thrown someone back on a faith they long ago rejected. You see, in every tragedy in the midst of all brokenness, when questions arise, that is where the Gospel can slip in. So God uses Christians. Sometimes it's the preaching to the huge crowds, Peter on Pentecost. Other times it's the divine appointment, Philip in the Ethiopian eunuch. Another way we see God using Christians are just individuals who are scattered. We looked at Acts 8 this morning how the church is scattered and everybody went everywhere giving the Gospel. Let me give you another example of this happening in Acts because it seems to suggest this is a way that God works. Acts 11, picking up in verse 19. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen. All right, so same persecution. We would look at persecution and be like it's a real negative, it's a real downer. People are getting killed, hauled into prison. God's using it to scatter Christians. Those who were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenice and Cyprus and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. That's all they knew is this is for Israel. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene. Cyrene is in North Africa, Cyprus is an island out in the Mediterranean, which when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. Same message, right? That Jesus and he's the Lord, he's the resurrected king. And the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number believed and turned unto the Lord. So here's these people who are scattered. They weren't planning to go to Cyprus or to Cyrene. They were planning to stay in Jerusalem and hang out with the Christians there. But circumstances have happened and all of a sudden they're in a place where there's a bunch of people who don't know about Jesus. And so what do they do? They open their mouths and give the gospel. Now here's the interesting thing. It says, you know, preaching the words, none of the Jews, but the Jews only, but notice the verb that's used in verse 20. Some of them, they come, they were come to Antioch, they spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. The word preaching here is not the word keruso standing up and heralding, but simply the word for speaking. One -on -one conversations. I think you can envision them moving into town and having one -on -one conversations over meals, having in -home discussions with their new neighbors, robust back and forth with their coworkers. You see, every week we scatter dozens of different ways, interacting with hundreds of people every week. Other times through circumstances there is a, you know, a downsizing at work and you lose your job and all of a sudden you have to move to take a job out in Seattle. You're like, I didn't want to go live in Seattle. I liked living in Alabama. We got better football down here. Well, the weather's probably better up there. But then all of a sudden you're off moving to Seattle. You can look at that as, man, what a rotten circumstance or it could be God has moved me here. What is the strategic gospel purpose that he might have in making me change jobs or move houses or go to a new location? I often think this when I taught at PCC, have these students who are in the classroom who are nursing and engineering and all of these other majors. Man, what if people deployed their careers in a way that is strategic for the cause of the gospel? You say, okay, I can go be a nurse anywhere, right? Everywhere needs nurses. How about I go be a nurse where there's a church plant that's happening so I can come in and be part of that on the front lines as opposed to just going wherever and not thinking strategically. What if we thought strategically about our moves, about our job changes? What if we thought that all these changes that come our way that we don't expect could be the providential hand of God, putting us into contact with people that we would not have been in contact with otherwise? Now, one of the things that I think is really beautiful in the book of Acts is that we don't get the sense that there are these organized structured programs for evangelism. Rather, we get the sense that Christians just went around telling people about Jesus. It wasn't like, hey, this is on Saturday at 10 o 'clock, we're meeting at the church, but this was just a, I'm going around and of course I would tell people about what is important to me. You see, my goal, my desire, my prayer for our church is not that we have a bunch of evangelistic programs, but rather that we have a culture of evangelism. Like, think about how awesome this would be if we had a church full of people who in the normal course of their daily lives were just telling people about Jesus. We're just like, hey, I'm going to start a Bible study in my apartment complex. Hey, I'm just going to figure out a way to reach my neighbors with the gospel.
A highlight from The Essentials for Evangelism
"If you would find a copy of God's word and turn to Acts chapter 8, would you turn there? I want to thank you for hosting the seminar this weekend, for all the financial outlay that it takes, all of the work that's been involved. You've done something where your kindness is going to end up being a benefit to congregations other than your own. The only thing I can do is ask the Lord to bless you as you've been a blessing to others and to thank you for what you've done. Also I am always thankful for the opportunity to be here and worship with you. I love worshiping with you in psalm, worshiping with you in prayer, and I want us to remember that the declaration of God's word is also an act of worship. And so I'd like to ask Brother Lewis Kiger if he would to ask the blessing on the proclamation of the word. Yes, Lord. Before Amen. getting into this story, Luke is about to tell us. I want to remind some of y 'all, y 'all who have been here for the seminar, that one of the things we've noted is some of what Luke has already recorded. It's Luke's purpose in the book of Acts to show the continuation of the ministry and message of Jesus. He says in chapter 1 verse 1 to his friend Theophilus to whom he writes this, I wrote to you the former treatise, the Gospel of Luke, of all that Jesus began to do and teach. And so now this book of Acts is the continuation of what Jesus will do and teach. To prove this, Luke frequently brings in accounts from Jesus in the Gospels and shows essentially a mirror image of those accounts in the book of Acts. So for example, Peter and John healing a lame man at the gate of the temple by simply telling him rise up and walk exactly the way that Jesus healed a man. Or if you remember, it's Luke's Gospel that records for us Christ's prayer as he was nailed to the cross. And he said, Father, forgive them. And then we see that mirrored in the martyr Stephen's death who prays loudly, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. Well, Luke is about to do that again here in chapter 8. Back in Luke's Gospel in chapter 24 after the death of Jesus and his resurrection, Luke tells the story of two disciples walking down the road away from Jerusalem toward a place called Emmaus. And as they're walking and they're talking, they are confused, right, about what has just happened to Jesus. And a stranger to them appears, walks closer with them, asks them about their conversation. You look sad and confused. What are you talking about? And we know that stranger is Jesus, but they didn't know that at the moment. And when they tell the story about the death of Jesus, that stranger asks them, well, shouldn't the Messiah have suffered these things? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them the scriptures, in the scriptures, the things concerning himself. And so, traveling down this road with them, he explains the scriptures. He gives them understanding and peace and joy. And then finally, at the end of that account, Luke says, he vanished out of their sight. Now in Acts, we're going to see a mirror image in many ways of that story. This is what I want to talk about tonight. Acts chapter 8, starting at verse 26, and we'll read through verse 40. The angel of the Lord spoke unto Philip, saying, arise and go toward the south unto the way that goes down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose and went, and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasure, had come to Jerusalem for to worship, and was returning, and sitting in his chariot in red, Isaiah the prophet. Then the spirit said unto Philip, go near, join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said, understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, how can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place in the scripture which he read was this. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and like a, or as a sheep to the slaughter, like a lamb dumb before his shearers, so opened he not his mouth. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaks the prophet this, of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came into a certain water, and the eunuch said, see, here is water, what does hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, if thou believeth with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still. And they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more. And he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus, and passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea. As we walk through this sacred text tonight, I want to draw our attention to three essentials for evangelism. successful Three essentials for successful evangelism. Although, let me say up front, I don't want the title to confuse you. All evangelism is successful. Telling a lost person about the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ is never a failed effort. But if we're looking for some case and some significance where we see a sinner be saved, that kind of success in evangelism, we see in this text three essential elements for evangelism. Basically, the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch shows us basic biblical patterns for evangelism. So let's see three things. First, successful evangelism requires the sovereign initiative of God. The very first words of verse 26 show us that initiating the work of salvation is part of the work of God himself. It is the will of God himself who initiates this saving evangelism. Verse 26 says, the angel of the Lord spoke unto Philip saying, arise and go toward the south unto the way that goes from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And everything that follows this command from the angel of the Lord happens because God did it. It's not Philip's design. It's not the Ethiopian's desire. God did it. God puts the ball into play. He starts the wheels in motion. He gives the message to Philip to go down that road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza. Now so that you can picture this, Gaza is the southernmost city in Palestine, just on the edge of the desert, leading towards Egypt and then from Egypt on into inner Africa. So Philip is commanded by the messenger of God to go to the south to the road that's leading from Jerusalem toward the African continent, toward Gaza. And Luke adds, he says that this road is desert, or that it is deserted. There are actually two ways at this point in time to get from Jerusalem to Gaza. One road is through villages and cities, and the other is more of a bypass route. You may have experienced something like this before. The government decides to build a new road that's quicker and more direct, and the old road gets abandoned, right? So in the U .S. for many years, Route 66 was the most famous highway in the country. There were songs about it, there were TV shows about it. Route 66 ran from Chicago to Los Angeles, but when the government started building interstate highways, most of Route 66 ended up being decommissioned, and once thriving communities turned into ghost towns, but even today there are some secluded sections that you can still drive down. This is what God's calling Philip to do. Go down the road from Jerusalem to Gaza, but not the big highway that everybody uses, not the one that's got the Bucky's gas station and a nice rest area at every exit. You go down that old dilapidated road that hardly anybody uses anymore because I've got something planned for you along the way.
A highlight from 19. When God Says Go!
"A eunuch of great authority under Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understandest thou what thy read is? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth. And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I pray thee, of whom speakest the prophet this, of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way they came unto a certain water. And the eunuch said, See, here is water. What doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believeth with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still, and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more. And he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azodah, and passing through, he preached in all the cities till he came to Caesarea. Amen, we'll end our reading there at verse 40. When God says, Go. You know, so often when we come to this passage of scripture, most people, and I've preached off this passage before, some of you very kindly told me one time that you mark your Bibles where I have preached just to make sure I don't repeat myself. And so I'll admit to, yes, we have preached on this passage before one time when we were thinking about believer's baptism, but there are a few verses at the start, particularly from verse 25 on.
A highlight from How Candice Smith is Helping Other Founders Tell their Stories
"Most founders of public relations firms build their businesses after years as an in -house publicist, a journalist, a producer, or a marketer. Candace Smith's path was different. She spent two years in a classroom as a Teach for America core member before launching two tech companies pretty much back to back. Now, Candace runs French Press PR, where she's taking the insights she learned as a founder and helping other founders tell their stories. Be sure to stick around to the end of this episode when Candace shares some of her best insights on personal branding for people who scoff at the idea of having a personal brand. Hey, Candace, thank you so much for doing this. Yeah, thanks for having me. I am so stoked. I was thinking about you and public relations and personal branding and how all of that goes back to who we are and the story we tell about ourselves. And I have to imagine that with a name like Candace Smith, you were constantly having to assert your Latinidad to other people. No question. My dad's side of the family is white, German, English. That's where Smith comes from. My mom's side of the family is Puerto Rican. And actually, my dad's side of the family hired my mom's side of the family. So growing up, it was always a position to me that my mom's family was quote unquote, not words I would use, but quote unquote, the hired help. And so I was, as a young, young child, conditioned almost to hide and to code switch. I had that internalized shame that I didn't realize was plaguing me and plaguing how I thought about myself and how I felt about myself. And my first paper in college was trying to figure out for myself who I was and trying to figure out my identity as a Latina woman through the lens of my grandmother and my abuela. And it ended up being like a 50 page paper, like a pseudo thesis, because I was interviewing them and really learning about how to be proud of my heritage. It was a really big realization for me that I wanted to help others who were carving out their own paths and figure out how to amplify others' voices, even as I learned how to amplify my own. That desire to help others pave a path doesn't begin in the startup world. It doesn't begin in the PR world. It begins at Teach for America. You spend two years in Phoenix as part of the core. What is your most vivid memory of being an educator? The end of the first week of teaching my first class, I decided to buy all of my students a composition notebook, and I asked them to write me letters telling me about themselves. I wanted to know what their passions were. What were they excited about? What did they want to do with their future? What were they worried about? And I remember just reading these notebooks and sobbing on the phone to my mother, hearing about these what 14 -year -olds, I was teaching freshman English, what these 14 -year -olds had to endure. So that was really pivotal for me in getting a sense of what life was going to be like for the next couple of years in the core and just realizing what responsibility I had on my shoulders to make sure that I showed up for these kids and did everything that I could for them. Where in that journey do you realize being an educator in the front of a classroom isn't necessarily the only or the best way that I can be of service? For me, it was seeing how crowded my classroom was, and I constantly felt frustrated because there wasn't enough me to go around, there wasn't enough time in the day, and also just seeing the learning gaps. Most of my students in the ninth grade were coming to my classroom with a third or fourth grade reading level. So I realized that there were a number of different issues that kept me feeling stuck and frustrated and as a human being, wanting to do more outside of the classroom. That then leads you into the next chapter of your life, which is becoming the CEO and founder at Scholar Advance, which I understand to be an e -learning platform. What surprised you most about that experience? Well, I think a lot of people want the CEO title, they want the founder title, and we hear the success stories. Give me the real. I've bootstrapped every business that I've been a part of. What that has meant for me as a founder is creating from scratch, starting from the ground up, educating myself on everything from the creation of a platform to networking to figuring out funding to who's going to be the first client to what is the service I'm offering? What is the product, the end product, the user experience? So ultimately, Scholar Advance was a solution to provide distance learning before it became a thing in 2020. I would hire teachers to go into these classrooms virtually and help close student learning gaps to help them get to the next stage in their learning. And what we found out was that the infrastructure and what the rest of the nation found out in 2020 was that the infrastructure just is not there for e -learning unless it is consciously designed into the infrastructure of a school or a district. It was incredibly difficult to find actual adopters because school funding is always an issue. And so that was ultimately one of the big reasons why I decided to sunset Scholar Advance after of years building everything on my own, finally starting to bring in partners and just realizing that the infrastructure wasn't there in the way that we needed it to be. You move on to Tango at a time when subscription boxes were really hot, like that was, I think it's sort of hard to remember now that that was the thing, like everything was going to become a subscription box and your idea was that couples who play together stay together. You realize fairly quickly that the model you have is just not going to work at the price point you need to be selling it at. You have about six dollars in your bank account.
A highlight from FULL INTERVIEW - Brandon Tatum, Salem Radio Host
"Tatum is a warrior. He's the host of the Officer Tatum Show and a wildly successful and popular show and podcast. Brandon co -founded Blexit with Candace Owens, which has been a game changer, an organization dedicated to changing the narrative. He's the author of Beaten Black and Blue, being a black cop in an America under siege. He and I are going to be on stage in San Diego a week after next. I wanted to catch up with my friend Brandon Tatum here on The Mike Gallagher Show. How have you been, Officer Tatum? I've been great, Mike. How are you? I'm good. I'm excited to see you in person in San Diego, August the 10th. More on that in just a moment. By the way, some breaking news. This is kind of scary. This just coming across, the news sources, LeBron James' son, Bronny, has had a cardiac arrest. 18 years old. He's an accomplished basketball player in his own right. LeBron James' son, Bronny, suffered cardiac arrest during a basketball workout. He was taken to the hospital. He was in the ICU. Now he's in general care. So obviously, prayers for that young man. There have been a lot of these stories, Brandon, a lot of these cases of young people with heart conditions and heart...gosh, it's tough sometimes to reject the instinct to go into conspiracy theory mode, isn't it? Well, I'll tell you what, Mike. I don't think it's a conspiracy at this point. You know, we've never seen young athletes fall dead, cardiac arrest, heart issues. It has never happened. I mean, we've never seen it to this level. So it's pretty clear to me that it has something to do with COVID -19 and has something to do with the vaccine. And if you would ask me what my opinions are, which one has the most effect, I think it was the vaccine. Maybe LeBron James' son took the vaccine. I'm sure he did. They were promoting it. They were pushing it. And now you see something like this happen. But I'm just very thankful that his son recovered, man. As a father, politics aside, vaccine aside, that will be a horrible day for you, losing your son. No question. And so, obviously, everybody praying for the James family. Let's talk politics, though, for just a moment, because every single day, Brandon, we get more information about the Biden crime family, Hunter Biden's...I mean, it's astounding to me that the mainstream media doesn't want to connect the dots that Joe Biden multiple times said he had no knowledge of his son Hunter Biden's business dealings. Over and over again on the campaign trail, he said it. Maybe help get him elected in 2020, if you believe it. And now comes Devin Archer, who's going to testify this week that Hunter put his dad, Joe Biden, on the phone while talking to foreign entities repeatedly, which would make a ball faced liar out of Joe Biden. Brandon, how can Republicans not be demanding an impeachment proceeding against Joe Biden? Well, I'm hoping that they do soon. You know, I'm very shocked that they haven't jumped on impeachment a lot quicker. They literally impeached Donald Trump twice over absolutely nothing. We have all the material that one would need to start an impeachment proceedings. It's very clear, even with Poroshenko and in the Ukraine, with the loan guarantees that Joe Biden is on camera saying that he leveraged in order to get something accomplished. And this gentleman, this attorney or the prosecutor was over investigating, but reasonable where his son, where Hunter Biden was working, he was on the board making millions of dollars with no qualifications, smoking crack off of prostitutes and somehow leading in a company making millions. And we already saw this years ago, but this this this is what it indicates to me. The mainstream media is absolutely pointless, is feckless. It's a propaganda machine. There is no way whatsoever you have this much evidence of a president's son doing dirty deals with a foreign government, including the president, but now president. He was doing it as the vice president and they not report on it every single day around the clock. It's corrupt. I mean, the media, the word, I think the word that fits it is perfectly is corruption. The mainstream media, they reek to high heaven with corruption, but good things are happening. And Brandon, I wonder if you share my optimism. I look around, I see sound of freedom over one hundred and twenty five million dollars now at the box office. Jason Aldean's song, Try That in a Small Town, goes to number one in America. Look at the financial struggles of companies like Woke Companies, Disney, Kohl's, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond. And there it feels like the sleeping, sleeping giant has been awakened. Do you agree with my optimism or not? Mike, I agree with you a thousand percent. You know, the resiliency of the American spirit is resounding. You know, I just I'm so inspired to be an American and this is what America does. Unfortunately, we have to get poked or we have to get back into a corner for us to stand up. I'm excited to see, but like going losing billions of dollars by trying to be woke and I love the Jason Aldean song. You know, I love country music and this is one of my favorite songs, not just from Jason Aldean, but country music in general. So to see it jump to the top of charts, to see the feedback that I get on my YouTube channel, I've made like five videos about this and all of them are like millions of views. And so I love to see America fight back. You know, we have gone through too much and, you know, people are sick of it. And now we call it the silent majority. We need to start being allowed the loud majority and not just the silent majority, because we need our country to be in a good place. We need to fight to get it back because we live in the greatest place on planet Earth and we only have, you know, upward bound success to go and we should be pursuing that. Well put. You know, we're going to be allowed in San Diego. You and I are going to be on stage together. August the 10th at the Encore Events Center in San Diego. Of course, our great, great affiliate there, The Answer, 96 .1 FM AM 1170. The great Andrea Kaye will be the emcee. And tickets are available. They're going real fast. So don't miss out the VIP meet and greet where we get to shake your hands and thank you in person for supporting us. And then we'll be on stage. It's called Saving America. And boy, do we need to do that more than ever these days. For tickets, go to TheAnswerSanDiego .com. Again, it's week after next. It's going to be Thursday night, August the 10th at the Encore Events Center in San Diego. For tickets, go to TheAnswerSanDiego .com to see this guy, Brandon Tatum, this guy, Mike Gallagher. And we'll be there in person. Can't wait to meet you there. Safe travels, my friend. And hey, Brandon, you keep fighting the good fight. Amen. And thank you, Mike. You do the same. We're going to have fun. I can't wait. Thanks, Brandon. Appreciate it. The great Brandon Tatum. Again, for tickets, San Diego, August the 10th. Don't miss out. TheAnswerSanDiego .com.
Exposed: Radical Left's Strategy to Destroy Conservatives
"Number 13 in the rules for radicals. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it. And polarize it. Rule number 8, keep the pressure on rules for radicals. Is one of the many, let's just say pieces of literature that radical left wing activists considered to be their gospel, how they operate. It's more of the technical side than the philosophical side. The philosophical side we've gone through, but the technical side of how they operate can be best explained through rules for radicals, amongst many other pieces of literature. But I think this is really important. Pick the target freeze it personalize it and polarize it. That's what they're doing right now to clearance Thomas. They've done that Tucker Carlson. They've done that to James O'Keefe. They see the movement makers on the right. They see the people that are willing to be effective, courageous, bold. You notice that they don't go after John Roberts? You notice that? John Roberts is not a big point of controversy. I don't know about Neil Gorsuch. Yep, but clarence Thomas is number one. And let's just be honest. The reason why they hate clarence Thomas is the same reason why they refuse to put clarence Thomas in the black history museum brought to you by the Smithsonian right there in downtown D.C.. It's because they consider clarence Thomas to be a race trader. That's how big it did these people are. They consider clarence Thomas to be a traitor to the black race and its white liberals that largely believe this because they believe they can control black people the same way that Democrats control black people through poll taxes and segregation, which they're doing again. And also through slavery, they just control black people differently through government handouts and goodies and voting for the Democrat party while white liberals remain rich and powerful, blacks continue to line up to vote for the American Democrat party. The whole thing is a scam. Candace Owens, Brandon Tatum are doing a great job of exposing that scam.
Who Could Replace Tucker Carlson on Fox?
"News is going to have a little bit of a problem here because they've got to kind of make sure that the viewers don't totally desert them. I mean, you look at the ratings from the other night and MSNBC is doing pretty well newsmax is doing pretty well. There's a lot of places to go as we know in the splintered media environment where you can come directly to a personality straight to a personality straight here to Trish Regan, for example, or should Tucker decide to do his own thing. And I think he'd be smart to do so. You'll be able to go directly to him. So there's a whole new opportunity for you as a consumer. And I think younger people certainly get this. And older people are starting to get it as well. But let's just say, I were running things at Fox News right now, first of all, it never would have gotten to this, but if I were suddenly in charge, who would I put in? Who would you put in for that matter? Send us a comment. Let us know who your first choice would be as a host for the show. We've been assembling names because by the way, some of you have already been saying this, Brian kilmeade, of course, stepped in for Tucker, tough spot to be in. I think for him, you know, the first night and everything. But he's well regarded at the network. So Brian kilmeade, he's on the list. Jesse watters. Jesse watters came up as a producer under Bill O'Reilly. He used to do waters world or he'd go out and ask these crazy questions and kind of basic stuff actually like basic civics. Who did America fight in the Revolutionary War? The French? He's very much a conservative. And so he's somebody who could step into the slot. Piers Morgan is over there. He's part of the whole Fox system right now. He's very, very liked by the Murdoch family. Certainly by Rupert Murdoch, appears to it. He's got a British accent, so I don't know how that goes down. Can I say that? You're being agent. I'm just saying. If that's a fact. It's a long time ago. But hey, you know what, Steve Hilton, he's on the weekend. He's got a British accent. Maybe it works. Mark Stein, he's got an accent. I think some kind of Canadian accent, but he used to fill in a lot for Tucker. And he's kind of eccentric and he's got neat ideas. So he's another possible contender. I'm going to throw Candace Owens in there because we don't have a woman. Women. Nobody's mentioned a woman and I don't know how deep the bench really is for conservative women over there. They've got Laura Ingraham who does a great job. And then you got, I'm just going to put his name in the ring because he is a guest on the show today. You got a guy named Vivek Rama Swami, who's
Kansas abortion providers face new rule after veto overriden
"Allah takes effect July 1st in Kansas that abortion rights advocates say is meant to so fear in doctors who perform the procedure. The Republican controlled Candace legislature on Wednesday overrode democratic governor Laura Kelly's veto of legislation that would require doctors to preserve the health of newborns delivered during an abortion procedure, the newborn would have to be transported to a hospital and violating the law would be a felony. The new measure may be largely symbolic because of how Candice regulates abortion, but abortion rights advocates say it's designed to sow confusion and fear so that doctors don't want to provide abortion care and women are afraid to seek it. The Kansas law is similar to laws in at least 18 other states. I'm Donna water
Steven Crowder Accuses Candace Owens of Endangering His Children
"So let's talk about Steven Crowder and Candace. So I already gave you the rebuttal, at least the concept of Stevie Crowder. He announced that he was getting a divorce, but one of the things that made me lose 'cause I had a little bit of respect left for Steven Crowder and what made me lose all of the rest of the respect that I had for him is what he said about Candace Owens. I didn't watch the clip so I don't really know if one of these clips articulates what he said in relation to canon zones. I watched the clip earlier, but I don't know if the couch that I got is there, but I'm just gonna give you a synopsis and I'll play the clips. I'm hoping that it encapsulates what I'm saying. He claimed that Candace Owens prematurely exposed to the world that he was getting a divorce. Claiming that her negligence and exposure of his divorce put his kids in danger. I have zero respect for him now. Zero. I mean, I'm in a negative right now. It ain't even zero. It's like negative 15. Why you gotta be so fake? You know Candace ain't got nothing to do with you and your wife getting a divorce and exposing it. Ain't got nothing to do with it. All right, let me play the clip from, I'm gonna go with Candace, clip four. That's it. That's the big scary story. And then went on to my platform and I said, pray for Stephen powder. Honestly, because that's what he needs to need to prayer. And apparently, nobody's answering those prayers right now because he's still acting erratic. He's now upping the ante and suggesting that I extorted him. I will not take that lightly, okay? I am not Hillary clowder. I am not anybody in his family. I am not going to take somebody going on to his platform and alleging that I either harassed, threatened or did anything that would put his children at risk. That is very serious stuff that he is saying. And so what I did this morning after this clip was sent to me is I contacted the defamation lawyer and I am sending Steven Crowder a cease and desist and I'm going to demand a full throated retraction to the idea that Candice Owens threatened him or extorted him and not that I simply did a little math, one plus one equals two. A crazy man doing these sorts of things to his friends, obviously means that something is going on personally.
Remember When the Chicago Tribune Was a Respectful Newspaper?
"Remember when the Chicago Tribune was a respectable newspaper? Do you guys remember that? I saw this. Somebody sent me this article of the tribune's coverage of our upcoming event here, which was basically a press release for the apparatchiks outside. And it's so incredible because the lack of self awareness of how they try to attack our events. Did anyone else see this article? So I have to read part of this. Students at UIC are planning to protest a turning point USA college of on Thursday featuring far right speakers, Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens. This is what's amazing. Known for their rhetoric, often targeting various minority groups, Candace Owens is known for her rhetoric targeting various minority groups. And that's what we're best known for. This is the statement that UIC against hatred said, who asked to remain anonymous because they're cowards. Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens pass use of hate speech and discriminatory language against marginalized groups indicates that these figures are in search of furthering divisions and triggering people rather than engaging in meaningful discussion. The main goal of our rallies is to create a space for UIC students to feel free to express their concerns regarding the TPUSA event. This is what's so amazing. And the university's failure to act and the need for more solidarity and community among students. And so they say they want the event canceled. And this is why they say they say we want the event canceled because it's unacceptable that this extremely diverse campus is allowing other opinions to come on campus. Wait a second. I thought welcoming is your core value. Like you're just you're preaching about how wonderful and diverse and open minded we are. Except you, if you disagree, you're not allowed on campus.
Mediaite: Levin Accuses Automakers of Targeting Conservative Radio
"People send me this stuff Candace Ortiz Candy Ortiz may I call you candy I think it will Quote incomprehensible on quote Hannity joins Mark Levin protesting removal of a.m. radio and electric vehicles as direct hit the conservatives Let's read shall we Fox News has Sean Hannity is the latest conservative media powerhouse to allege car manufacturers may be deliberately making electric cars without a.m. radio accessibility as they hit to the right which as long use talk radio is one of its key platforms Fox News host Mark Levin who like Hannity has a massive audience on radio made the same warning calling the move and attack Didn't I do that last week I think Electric cars and even some hybrid models are being manufactured without a.m. radios You don't have an a.m. radio You have a radio with an a.m. band on it like an FM band If you're going to write about this stuff at least have basic knowledge about what you're talking about Electric cars and even some hybrid models are being manufactured without a.m. radios due to electric interference with the vehicle's operating system I would do tell Couldn't axios this interference could create annoying buzzing noises And faded signals Yes and so they have a piece by Joanne Muller there Let's see here Electric cars are ditching a.m. radio a critical safety tool Some electric vehicle manufacturers are eliminating a.m. radios from their cars which government officials fear could put people at risk in an emergency Now we're getting closer to it See government officials fear it mister producer Now government officials fear people like me
Robby Starbuck Describes the Failures of the Republican Party
"Welcome back to the program. Your thoughts, RNC, the failure of the Republican Party, I see so much good happening in the conservative movement. Robbie, I see your voice being amplified. I see great people like Matt Walsh and Candace Owens, Dan bongino, big podcasts that are growing and that are strengthening I see rumble. I see the media space actually healthier, almost than any other time. I've been doing this in ten years. But I see the party sicker and weaker than ever before your thoughts. You're absolutely right, Charlie. And it's really this gulf between the reality of the base of our party versus the people in control of our party. It honestly seems kind of like the people in charge, professionally want to lose. I don't know another way to describe it because some of the things going on are just entirely nonsensical. When you look at the results of recent history, you know, just look at Wisconsin this week. We're not even close to winning that Supreme Court race, okay? We got obliterated there. And it's a byproduct of really just having no activation on the ground. When you have a Twitter account, beating you, it ground game, literally. I saw Scott pressler one guy on a Twitter account doing more to flip that race than I saw the national GOP app. And just so we're clear, Ronald Romney and the RNC. They wouldn't even call Scott back. That's a fact, Scott said, I call them. I try to do stuff. They want nothing to do with them. How's that possible, Robbie? It's ludicrous. And it look backwards, okay? Who was registering voters for 2020? Who went out there gas stations and got people out all over the country to go to their own gas stations to activating these people at the grassroots to go and register voters to vote Republican. It was Scott. I wasn't the GOP. The GOP did a tiny version of this later on after Scott already proved it successful,
Neoliberalism Has Destroyed the Soul of Ohio
"Ohio, is really, I think, the heartbeat of the muscular class in America. These are the folks that worked at their hands. They pay their taxes. This was once the industrial base of America, but there's a lot of people in touch with the land here, massive agrarian base, you know, agricultural really an agricultural beast for the world. And this state for, I mean, in a positive way. And this state for many decades, though, was the victim of snooty elitist scoffing coastal bipartisan neoliberalism, which is we're going to open up our borders. We're going to send jobs overseas, and we don't care about east palestin, Ohio. We don't care about Hubbard, Ohio. And for a while, it seems like a good idea. Wow, look at all this cheap products we get from China. But I think in Ohio, one of the reasons why the state has recalibrated itself in a more conservative America first direction is that you realize that, okay, fine. Our homes are twice as big as they were in the 1950s, but they're also twice as empty because we're having less kids. And our garages are full of plastic from China that we don't care about. And the local factory is closed and more people are in opioids than ever before. And the people who told us this is a good deal like Mitt Romney came in and he's wealthier than ever and southeastern Ohio is basically obliterated. But then we're told by the academics just keep on supporting neoliberalism. Keep on sending money to Ukraine. Keep on keeping the borders open and then somehow your life will get happier and better. And the people of Ohio the last couple of years have made an amazing courageous correction, I think, not just politically, but also not correction, but they've also realized that neoliberalism has destroyed the soul of Ohio.
"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Candace, I have one regret over the last week. I missed you in Chicago. And I had fun. 'cause I was able to kind of riff on how Chicago's become a dystopian hellhole. So selfishly, I enjoyed that, but there was one person who asked a question at the beginning. I said, oh my goodness, I wish Candace was here. I did the best I could. It was a black gentleman who was the only liberal black questioner of the whole night, by the way, all the rest were conservative. And he said that. It was amazing. And I mean, they were like, oh, we wish Candace was here. And this one guy, right? I did my best, but effectively he said, I can't get anywhere in life in Chicago because of racism. And I asked, I said, really, I mean, how is racism impacting black on black crime? And I asked him the question that you taught me, Candace, I said, what is a bigger issue? You know, the fact that 75% of blacks are being raised out fathers or racism. And he said racism, right? And just help me understand the calculus there. I think it's so patently insane, obviously. It's insane, but brainwashing is real, propaganda is effective, tale as old as time. And people need to realize this is that these people are first and foremost having their families destroyed. They're growing up in single parent households and what naturally happens is that they still pursue that paternity and sometimes that maternity elsewhere if they're growing up in completely a blurry households. And who becomes the patron of culture tends to be the Jay-Z to Beyoncé, the gang members. And so they are learning this. They're learning that they're victims. They're learning thuggery, black women, virtual learning, thuggery, they're learning that something to be glorified. And it's because ultimately because they don't have parents, they don't have mom and dad sitting around the table at the end of the day, teaching them the correct values, which is something that the black Americans used to have. Again, this all started following the great society act not before. Charlie, I can not not mention that she were in Chicago. And it was cold in Chicago. There was a snowstorm, and it feels very important to break the story that the unsung diro brothers are speaking out regarding their hate crime, which took place. For just these small, I'm sure you saw this in the news today, Charlie, but is that right? I didn't see that yet. No way. He's not on Fox nation, Charlie. Oh my God. It's going to make your life because you and I hit campuses, calling out. We got more. We got more material out of this than any other news item. We had way too much fun. We would show up at a campus like university of South Carolina. What are we going to talk about? Oh, we'll just do the Jussie thing. It would take 30. It would be 30 minutes. So good. The subway sandwich in hand. Yes. The news. The best part is when the cop comes in and he says, why didn't you take the new soft? It's like the cops like immediate gut reaction. Holding the sandwich. Yes, exactly. Like, how good was this foot long, Jesse? You didn't let it go when you were being attacked with bleach was being thrown you and you were being called the Edward. So the ants and Dara brothers have spoken out and they're laughing as hard as we latch Charlie and they're just like how crazy it was for them to watch him then give that infamous interview to Robin. Robin Robinson, Robin Robinson, former Chicago star who went national. Yep. They start laughing being like, wow, we really realized how crazy he was when he was speaking out these tears and to go back and watch that interview now. It's so great. He's like, I just want the gay boys coming up and society to know that I fought back..
"candace" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"There's a severe overreaction. Here's what Candace Owens had to say about Don lemon's remarks. People are going to force me to actually defend Don lemon for saying something that simply made sense. People are outraged. Don lemon might lose his job. In fact, they're going to now make him take diversity and inclusion courses. He's facing all of this pressure because he's clearly sexist, right? Don let me just clearly sexist because he made a remark about Nikki Haley not being in her prime. I'm sorry, what was wrong with what Don lemon just said, is it the part that it happens to be true? It's not allowed at CNN. Why is everybody acting so offended by the fact that he basically said, water is wet? Why do people keep being perpetually offended when we acknowledge that as you age, you are no longer in your prime. The girls sitting beside him and I'm calling them girls because they're acting like little teenage girls. All right guys, prime what do you say? You're burning my feelings. Women are in the workplace so that we can cry and be upset and not be able to understand a basic biological fact, like only women can give birth. CNN people. How could you say that? Oh my gosh. How could you say that? Also, women are not in their biological prime when they are 51 years old. I think Haley is. By the way, I'm 33. I want you guys to know something. It's a secret. Don't tell anybody. I'm not in my biological prime. Women, we don't peak at 33. We don't pick at 43. We don't pick up 53. Just like men. We peak when we are younger. And he said, what are you talking about? I need you to qualify. You know exactly what he's talking about. What do you think that you peak at when you're 51? Okay, let me just offer the question back, right? How could you possibly think that as you get older, you're somehow what getting stronger, faster, smarter, none of those things, obviously. And I don't find that to be problematic. I don't think it's problematic that Nikki Haley is running at 51.
"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Remember the Hillary Clinton campaign from a project veritas action back in the 2016, Donald Trump presidential campaign James O'Keefe was able to get jankowski's husband, the union organizer on camera saying that they have paid thugs going to Trump rallies. Now people forget about that one. How about James O'Keefe? Defunding acorn. I mean, the winds are so beyond. That all of that should be factored in and should be put into context, okay, the black car thing is ridiculous, saying that you had some employee forced them to clean your boat, okay, I doubt that strip, it's true. Okay, then have him repay the equivalent labor sum to the organization. All this could be worked through. The black car thing is so unbelievably dumb. I can't even tell you it's you can't do business without transportation. It's part of his job. He travels 300 days a year. We already did the math. And if that's there, opening salvo of why this entire thing basically got put into the public sphere, it's just laughable. They say $60,000 in losses, $60,000 in losses by putting together dance events for project veritas. First of all, I don't think their losses. But we'll talk about that in a second. We have Candace Owens and now the great Candace Owens Candace. Charlie Starr is having some tech issues here, so I'm basically FaceTime and you know what that works. No problem. Candace, how should we think about the project veritas tragedy? Slimy. I mean, the backstabbing. It is a tragedy. I mean, for me, it felt strangely personal just because when I was really coming up in this movement, James O'Keefe was one of the first people that I met. I like so vividly remember him speaking down at the harwich freedom center when I met you that first time. And he was just such an incredible person so impressive and one of the things that's really left a mark on me is that he doesn't dabble in the dark side of politics. What I mean by that is that he's not one of these D.C. people that you see drunk that you would see drunk every night at the Trump hotel when Trump was in office. He was so dedicated to his work. He's so professional and he's well liked by everybody for a reason. And so when you watch somebody build something like project veritas from the ground up and then once it's up, you see people that are so conniving and backstabbing and willing to essentially put things in the public that just look petty. I mean talking about they actually whoever leaked to The Daily Beast talk about petty and slimy leaking to William sommer of The Daily Beast who's one of the most big boy people abi daily based, which is just despicable publication that he once took a sandwich and ate it from a woman that was 8 months pregnant. I mean, how small does this scene leaking the financials? And I guess hoping that people are so ignorant that they would think that $60,000 spends on a corporate event that's entitled the project veritas experience and event that I was invited to. You know, so that employees can relax. You want employees to be able to relax and to enjoy the atmosphere, especially given how under pressure employees a project veritas are. We watch games that keep be dragged out of his home in the middle of the night wearing his boxers. I think I'm okay as somebody who personally donates a lot of money into project veritas as I do. I'm okay with James O'Keefe letting loose at a $6000 party for him and his employees. They deserve that. They've earned that. Why is it that you see this clearly the audience does, but all of a sudden they're bored, James is bored, took the knives out to get rid of him. Does this have to something to do with Pfizer candidates am I reaching too far? You know, I think a lot of people are starting to ask questions because it's such an incredibly stupid move, right? And to think that they were just going to pull one over, take his company, and people were just going to trust the project veritas brand that they had made the right decision. Without some heavy allegation, which is what I think I was waiting for. I thought, if they did something this outrageous, they're going to release some information about James okey, that's even going to move me to their side. Instead, they release these petty grievances. I mean, essentially, they employed the tactic of show me the man and I'll show you the crime. They clearly wanted him out. And then we're meeting with employees saying, well, what has he done? What has he done? Well, you know, I was 8 months pregnant and I was really hungry and he was under stress and he came by and he ain't my sandwich and they're okay good, no we're gonna include that in our report. And yeah, so it makes you wonder what was really driving this, my personal opinion is it was probably just a personality to disagreement. People on the board think that they have the right to choose who leaves the organization and they probably didn't love a few of them clearly didn't like James O'Keefe and they set out to go, well, guess what? Where the board and we're going to show you what it means to have real power. What they forgot is that the power is always with the people and the bed. I don't care what he rebrands project veritas as you can call it project James O'Keefe. I called my husband and I said make sure we never give a single red set. They are one of two organizations. I actually give a lot of money to. And so I was personally affected by it because I know James personally financially impacted by it because now I instantly said I'm pulling that money and we're going to give it to somebody else and that money will follow James O'Keefe wherever he goes. So it was a foolish decision made by probably a few board members who didn't like him. One minute remaining Candace, the board members are saying they're going to be bigger than ever that they don't need James. This is literally leaked emails, say, we're going to show the world this is a great opportunity. I mean, Candace, this is delusional. Right. Yeah, they're going to show the world why they hate people on Wall Street, right? What people think they can do when they feel that they have enough power, a mask, and they no longer have to listen to people. They don't have to listen to their customers, so to speak. They don't have to listen to their donors because we're so big and we're so bad, and we're so recognized that despite the fact that people are genuinely upset by this, we don't have to worry about it because we've been asked a lot of power for ourselves. That's exactly the wrong thing with the wrong group. People that support project veritas are the people who hate these sorts of unchecked power structures, right? And so I think what they're going to run up against is a wall. They are about to get checked. They are going to see that because James O'Keefe is so well respected and so liked as he should be because he's so hardworking and he built this organization from the ground up at personal risk to himself, by the way, 'cause it's exceptional, right? We you and I have organizations that we run, they are not at such a tremendous personal risk game. So he could go to prison, right? Because the FBI and the DoJ have it out for him. And he has done that. And he has remained a person of remarkably high caliber morale and the fact that they are doing this to him. It's just not going to go to offer them. Project veritas for me. It's over. It's canceled. It's done. James O'Keeffe please reappear and let us know where you want to send funds too. And because I'd rather be a smaller organization that we can actually trust and we can not trust one that wheels and deals behind the backs of its own founder and chief executive officer. And we'll support James and whatever he does. Additionally, you make a great point. The very same people that shut down all of our factories the last 30 years, the merger and acquisition McKinsey types came and swooped in and they did a hostile takeover where they buy a manufacturing company in Ohio and they say, oh, sorry, we're sending it to Wuhan, China. And they thought that they could do that to project veritas. I go, who needs O'Keeffe. We're not going to put up with that, okay? We're not going to put up with this kind of corporate raider, Wall Street, Harvard educated, consultant elite sort of mentality where like, oh, well, we can really get more business efficiencies. Like, okay, enough of the buzzwords, okay? James will keep us a hero. He's the life force. There is no project veritas James O'Keeffe, something more than a shell..
"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"We have Candace Owens and now the great Candace Owens Candace. Charlie Starr is having some tech issues here, so I'm basically FaceTime and you know what that works. No problem. Candace, how should we think about the project veritas tragedy? Slimy. I mean, the backstabbing. It is a tragedy. I mean, for me, it felt strangely personal just because when I was really coming up in this movement, James O'Keefe was one of the first people that I met. I like so vividly remember him speaking down at the harwich freedom center when I met you that first time. And he was just such an incredible person so impressive and one of the things that's really left a mark on me is that he doesn't dabble in the dark side of politics. What I mean by that is that he's not one of these D.C. people that you see drunk that you would see drunk every night at the Trump hotel when Trump was in office. He was so dedicated to his work. He's so professional and he's well liked by everybody for a reason. And so when you watch somebody build something like project veritas from the ground up and then once it's up, you see people that are so conniving and backstabbing and willing to essentially put things in the public that just look petty. I mean talking about they actually whoever leaked to The Daily Beast talk about petty and slimy leaking to William sommer of The Daily Beast who's one of the most big boy people abi daily based, which is just despicable publication that he once took a sandwich and ate it from a woman that was 8 months pregnant. I mean, how small does this scene leaking the financials? And I guess hoping that people are so ignorant that they would think that $60,000 spends on a corporate event that's entitled the project veritas experience and event that I was invited to. You know, so that employees can relax. You want employees to be able to relax and to enjoy the atmosphere, especially given how under pressure employees a project veritas are. We watch games that keep be dragged out of his home in the middle of the night wearing his boxers. I think I'm okay as somebody who personally donates a lot of money into project veritas as I do. I'm okay with James O'Keefe letting loose at a $6000 party for him and his employees. They deserve that. They've earned that.
"candace" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So just a second we'll be joined by the great Candace Owens to talk about a separate topic, which is the project veritas topic. I've been texting with Candace and we're both equally fired up about how James has been treated and is now been kicked out a project veritas. We had an entire hour conversation with Steve Bannon yesterday about project veritas and what is happening with James O'Keefe, James, who founded project veritas, has now been kicked out of his own organization on some real ticky tack stuff. I got to tell you, and I have spent a lot of time on the phone and asking if there's something else that I'm missing. And we had the documents here yesterday, but the long and short of it is like, oh, well, we don't like how many black cars that you took, even though that they were for business. We went to the whole thing yesterday. And they said, well, there's this charter flight that is in question that have him repay it. If it's really that big of a deal, then have him repay it if he can't repay it, then just say it's a loan against the organization and set up a payment plan and charge reasonable interest. And there's protocols. This is all not without precedent. There's protocols for all these sorts of things. Yes, even with nonprofits, but the question is, is the country in a better place if James O'Keefe is then and put an exile and has to go start his own organization? It is just so wrong on so many levels. That a founder of an organization slaves over it for ten years. Post massive wins. Again, it's not like James O'Keefe was just shuffling papers around and write and stuff and journals that no one actually reads. He was out in the trenches, capturing people on video exposing some of the darkest deeds of deceit and treachery in our entire society and did it time and time and time again you name a cabal of corruption. James O'Keefe was able to expose them. Pfizer, FDA. CDC..
"candace" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"And that just helps you download a completely free PDF. Some of the links on there are affiliate links. So I might make like 50 cents or a couple bucks or whatever. But just know that it's there. You don't pay a dime extra and all of the stuff that I've added is in one place, grow dot com slash PDF for all the equipment you'll ever need, including green screens and cameras and whatever else you'll ever need. So Candace with your expertise, I want to get to just kind of discussing what we can do to brand ourselves, whether it's through podcasting or whether there's just some ideas that we need to know. I'm curious before we get there, though, with you and kind of like your experience, stopping that podcast, what you've learned, what you haven't learned. One of the things that I think you mentioned was you wanted to grow the SEO, another thing is you wanted to really deepen the relationships with other people, another thing is you wanted to track new people to the podcast. But that piece where what you found, you said was attracting new people to the show wasn't really helping. You even created all these systems. This is exactly how you share it. This is the quote card that you need to share it. But there's a majority of people that just weren't really doing it. As you consider coming back to that same podcast, becoming known. Which I love that name, by the way. As you consider coming back to that podcast, have you made a plan or is there any new way that you are already thinking like, well, I can solve that problem by doing this? Or are you not there yet? No. I've spent actually a lot of time thinking, I mean, look, hello, I've had over a year now, right? Thinking about how to actually make podcasting work for me in the way that I wanted to. And I think that a big part of the people have to realize about podcasting is that it's one part.
"candace" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"By the time that happened, I think my parents had so much money, they put them in all the expensive sports and here I was on food stamps and walking using the boss we didn't have a car. But then my brother comes along. He's got his life made for him. I hope he doesn't listen to this. He's gonna be so mad. Anyway, Candace, let's make this interview about you, my friend. And the listener and how we can grow their brand. So I'm curious when you started I know you've been doing personal branding and helping people with their businesses since around 2017. When did you start your podcast called becoming known? I started that in December of 2018. Okay, December of 2018, awesome. And so how many episodes actually I know this 64, you got to 64 episodes. But right now you're doing some type of hiatus thing, which we'll get to in a moment. I want to find out though, why did you start your podcast? You already had your business. You're already doing just fine. What made you compelled to have your own podcast out there, a personal brand or whatever it was that you were looking for? There was a couple of reasons why I decided to create a podcast. One of the first reasons is because I wanted to deepen my relationships with an existing audience. So I had an audience I had people that I was speaking to and a list in email lists that I was building and I wanted to provide an opportunity for them to get to know me a little better. I also had an interview based podcast, have an interview based podcast. And so there's another podcast that I missed. Well, no, no, no. This is the same podcast. I'm just letting you know that that's the format of it. Okay, okay. And this is from a strategic standpoint..
"candace" Discussed on Marsha's Plate: Black Trans Podcast
"A good villain origin story but because it like that where did you use complicates like. It complicates the assumption. That many of us make that people are either good or bad in. They're always them that way. But i love a story that kind of shows how people who behave in evil ways become that way like malefic With inhaling believe was like. I'm like see why you were in your feelings. I do one why you went to stuff you went through like i just watched crew ele. I wish they would have chosen another actor or the role of corolla but whatever Whiteness i guess but like even even that kind of origin story mike. Oh yeah. I would totally respond like this. If this is what happened to me like dumbledore dumbledore. I at the end of it when you realized that this whole time. You've been watching this this whole this whole eight. The whole. What how many the aid of mono he has been harry's ally he has been harry's you know northstar and and you know a champion for harry and then the last one you learn that he actually just putting his boy out to slaughter like a pig. I know that this is how whether he dies or not. This is how we're going to defeat. Voldemort and i know this and so we're just gonna have to sacrifice hairy and learning that in the last one you're going the whole timely. Oh no this is the guy. This is the person that harry. Kim mike depend on that was. Jk role in telling herself so complicated. Well i think that we have had an amazing conversation talk about. I think we didn't play him. But i think if flow very very nicely i i really admire your sense of humor. I admire what you are doing in the world. I appreciate your point of view on so much. Because when i see your status is when i see your tweets. I'm like yes this is. This is why she's on my friends. This is why she is who she is to me. Because you just be thinking about nuance in his funny. And it's Serious and it's just just. It's just how you complicate situations and how you examine them are so alive with you. Know making me. Think deeper sometimes or just i is how i think. And it's so so important. This is exactly as expressing how i feel about it. Or i didn't even think of it like that or we agree but you brought something else into it and i'm like so you do that from all the time. There's not a lot of people that do that for me but the people that do it i fucking love fucking love you candace. I appreciate you. And i appreciate what you bring to my world. I hope that Anybody who has listened to that enjoyed this conversation. We'll go find. Go follow her. And you know and love you as much as i do. We have blushing. They'll do it to me. i'm. I'm so glad that the made this time to just be together to tabernacle with one another as you know. I'm i'm so glad that i met you when i did. And i'm so sad. That i met you when i did because two months later. The world close You know. But i'm i am hopeful and opening for a day when you come on over to the side of the country we get to love on each other things that you sent to me like. I reflect those back to you. And i'm like amplifying ten times more averages you're such a vision of like grown woman. This is what i think is what i believe. I'm curious about the world but also some stuff that you just not find the online fact. I'm just glad to be in your orbit. And i'm glad to be got to have a little chitty chat tonight. Thank you thank you. Thank you tell the people how they can find you where they found you. Add and you know other stuff. My personal twitter is candy corn ball. I've had that sort of name since college. i'm probably never going to change it But i also have a website called sandwich heaven and on the website. It's all the stuff that you can always. You can get connected to me twitter. Instagram is all there. So there's sandwich heaven dot com. I will put all those leaks down in the bottom. Make sure you check her out and thank you for listening. This has been marches play. We'll see next week. all.
"candace" Discussed on Catch my Killer
"Far as being able to function for one are stand. Yeah i read. That police tried to pin the murder on on her brother. But of course the family was all like no. There's no way he did. Somebody else said this is getting away with it and has gotten away with it. Well so far. Yeah i mean it sounds to me like there's definitely evidence and there's probably dna and sure. I'm guessing that the police probably know who did this. But for some reason or another. Nothing's going to be done about it. That's just an initial thought. You know they took the In the in the candice's house her mother's house they actually took the The water faucets like The handles of turn the water off and on the actually remove those they also found out that come from inside the house and they found a couple of different towels that actually had on them. And it's like all this stuff disappeared. Nobody knows where it's at. It just vanished. They took it but evidently nothing was done with it. Also there. There's strong evidence that the door was actually pried open. You don't hear nothing about that in the report and even with the in the autopsy report which is something that i have it even gets scarier and i actually contacted. I actually emailed the physician that did the autopsy and he did respond. He responded and said that he needed an autopsy number year. The death in whole temple look the case. Then he's retired now. And so i gave him that information and then i never heard back from again but these are my questions to that doctor. And so we're we're going to get into the francis aspect in the autopsy report. There's a section in there that it says cranchi investigation. Well that's a big red flag to me sir. Because it has no business. Being in the autopsy report found that to be very strange. Got actually read that to you. So let's go ahead and let's go to that and this what it says. Crime scene investigation. The deceased apparently was last seen alive at around noon. The boyfriend of the deceased at left to go to canyon city and then drove home. He apparently ran out of gas on the way eventually. He arrived at the deceased house and heard the one year old infants screaming. He entered the residence saw blood and picked up the baby who appeared on har and then went outside with the baby and took her to his wife returned to the deceased home and found the deceased place under the bed on unresponsive. First of all that is extremely inaccurate. It was actually kansas. His mother that found camps. It was not the boyfriend. It was not meaning canvases. Daughter named was was page was not the fox that found kansas. He did however grabbed the baby and take it to where he was residing. Which i believe was with another family member. Not his wife. It looks it. Looks like a complete smear tactic that went on and we investigate that and he is the man that has never been married. The man has never been married but yet they cut that where the crime scene investigation information and they put that in the autopsy report which is a huge red flag. It's ridiculous another huge red flag to me. it says under the under candice's clothing examination of the t shirt fails to reveal any defects. Well that's interesting sir. Because you know she had a shotgun blast to the face shotgun blasts in the chest and then five shotgun wounds to the back of her head with. I believe it was a twenty two caliber weapon but this is the point that are making. How could her t shirt not have any defect in it from a shotgun blast directly to the chest that's impossible. It is impossible which either means somebody changed their clothes prior to topsy which is a total violation of autopsy procedures. You know nobody seems to know now. Here in any gets better now on the final diagnosis. Okay there's five gunshot wounds to the back of the head. Which i told you but it says no evidence of close range. Fire it okay. Now that's to the five gunshot wounds in the back of the head which gives me the indication the tubes already on the grounds. That's probably why. Because what happens. Is you get powder. Residue burns with close range shots. You definitely would get that from Shotgun blasts all right so there's different various things you can look at here. It says that the gunshot wounds in the back of the head appear distant and the shotgun wound to the face also appeared to be a distant womb. Which is a possible indication that we got more than one shooter. We got two different calibre weapons. And we've got him going from two different directions. We can prove that there was a least two different guns us and possibly a third. that's disturbing. I mean that's serious overkill. Whoever went in there wanted to make sure that she was dead. We no question about it and the real sad part of it. Is you know. One thing that i think i would've. I would've liked canvas as a person. Because kansas spoke up for the truth. Candidates spoke for what was right and you know when she saw that police officer aching envelopes from the biggest known drug dealer and cotopaxi and then when he comes to the house looking for jimmy meaning that police officer you know he started getting a little bit loud with mrs hilts and then canvas come up and basically said something be effective message was. Don't talk to my mother that way. I don't appreciate it something like that or getting a little bit loud. Police officer told her you need to settle down. Or i'm going to arrest you. And from what i understand splitter handouts go ahead and rest me because i just tell everybody how i see you've taken envelopes from the big big known drug dealers out days after that is when their dog come up missing their dog. Jacks which from what i gathered was a vicious aw to anybody that was not welcome and then several days after the dog was missing and discomfort all after making that threat against the police officer right. It seems as though that's where our crump clearly you know. I told heather. I said you know it's it's either. The police don't want it to come above board of the world as to the things they were involved in or they were involved in her murder or both and as a result. And the problem that you have is. There's a lot of other documents and evidence that.
"candace" Discussed on Catch my Killer
"Mark. I read a weekly newspaper column about true crime unsolved homicides in the paranormal you can find links to my social media accounts and columns on my website titled the markov dot com. Welcome to the cash. Mike killer podcast. Thank you for listening. There are thousands of one solved across america. And it's up to dedicated police officers to find out who killed these people. While many of these homicides will take years to solve there are also many that will never get solved. There is a saying about the wheels of justice. Turn slowly for the families waiting for answers. The wheels of justice only have two speeds painfully slow. And reverse for this week's unsolved homicide. We have to go back to august fifteenth. Two thousand six on a seventeen year old colorado mother named candace also notice candy. Hilts was brutally murdered. The home she shared with her mother. Dolores gaining was highly intelligent and plan to attend harvard. However before i go on. I must tell you that the media in different true crime. Podcast coach shared much inaccurate information about candy. Hilts for instance supposedly detective robert. Dodd was a police officer who engaged in a heated argument with candy before someone killed their ordinary candies family. This is not true. It was a different police officer. Came was a young mother caring for her daughter page. She was close to her family and her sister-in-law heather hilts for candy. A series of events would lead to her homicide. Her story begins win. Officer arrived at her home looking for her brother. James hilts the officer began questioning deloris. Hilts about her son. James he then became angry and raises voice at delors caney stepped in and told the officer but stop disrespecting her mother. The officer told her to be quiet or he would arrest. her candy. held out our arms and told the officer to go ahead and roster but if he did she report him to his superiors for taking money from prominent drug dealer. She told the officer that she had witnessed him taking money and accused him of being dirty cop. He then left the house without making any arrests. Shortly after canes dog disappeared someone had lowered her away from the property tied to a tree and then killed her within a few weeks of the family dog being killed intruders had entered candies home and waited for her candy was confronted and then shot through the chest in her head the killers then raptor body in a blanket and then left her body near her baby who was in a bassinet. The killer spared gandhi's daughter pages. Father had stopped by after wearing out of gas and found his daughter crying removed her and then took her to his family. Dolores came home later and discovered her daughter's body wrapped in a blanket officer. Robert dot arrived at the house to investigate candies homicide. He left most of the evidence behind in only confiscated a few items. The family collected the remaining evidence and delivered it to the police sometime later. A man purchase the remnants of a storage shed when he entered it. He said that he could smell death inside of it. He found the bloody blanket. That was used to cover candies body. He also found an axe a rope and other items he also found a police uniform belonging to detective robert dodd. It was also learned that detective dod had dispose of other police evidence at a local dumb. The hilts family in the community wondered what was going on. Would this detective who is in charge of solving candice hilts murder be hiding evidence in a storage shed and then before hiding in the storage shed. He previously hidden the evidence at his home. Why wasn't this evidence secured in a police evidence room for this episode of the catch. Mike killer podcast candy. Sister heather hilts in private investigator. Rich prater story. I have been in the family eighteen years. I've known her since she was a kid. Pretty much when i first met her thought she was very outgoing. Fokker mind was what's right is right and what's wrong is wrong. There's no in between never was with her. Feed had a great personality she was kind and loving and i mean it was the type of person she'd give you the shirt off her back so and we used to hang out watch movies and she was just really really smart girl very pine loving. And when she was seventeen she had her little girl page and was page she was terminally ill with hydrogen cymbeline and they gave her about twenty four hours to live and candy during all of this and her being in hospice care and she stayed in school and about to graduate was offered his five at and choose gonna be supreme court justice so she was doing really well taken care of page. We didn't know who the father was at the time but they weren't really together but they were still friends. Basically throw will tell me about her being a child prodigy because i had read that by the time she was seventeen. She was junior at brigham young or something along those lines getting ready to graduate high school but she was taking like ap in pre ap courses and she was going to go to harvard. She was very smart. She was probably smarter than i was. You know yeah she'd she was definitely gonna be someone so monitor stand. Everything came to a head when a detective came to the house looking for. Candy's brother james. From what i understand. She didn't like the way that this detective was speaking to her mom so she stepped in and said some things to the detective which pissed him off. Then i guess that's the thing started happening right. Tell me about how this all started here. So one day on my mom and my sister and page they all went into town and my mom was driving back and she saw a police officer and someone up there that was known to be pretty much a drug cook drug dealer. She saw this also her taking envelopes from him. And i'm pretty sure they saw them looking at them as they drove by. Not long after that. That same officer showed up at the property Kind of in the middle of nowhere in the mount. She showed up and was accusing our brother. Jimmy of breaking into homes and he then started getting really nasty with dolores who i called on. The candy was like no. You're not gonna talk to my mom and he said well you know you wanna keep mouth off and all the rest of you and she said you go ahead and do it. She put her hands out. I had an arrest when you take in. And she said. I will tell the world how i saw you. Taking payoffs from thirty drug cooks up. Here i'll go in turn. You in office turned bright red and walked back to his truck and left and that was detective. Dog was not know it was another officer from what i've read in some of the articles i read. I read that it was detective dodd. That's not correct. That is false then. What happened so not long. After our family dog her name was jackson. We called her jack. She was a pit bull terrier mix she was she was she bark and she you know she could buy ju she would definitely bite the hell out of egypt and she didn't want you. There didn't like you though she became messing and My mom and candy and a couple of my brothers you know. help look for. And we couldn't find her. she just disappeared. What had happened. Was somebody lured her. You know off. The property ended up mountains and they shot her and hit her with an axe and tighter to a tree. So i don't know if that was this person's way of trying to scare my family thinking that we would find the dog and andy may not say anything. But that's kind of what we drew from that and you never found.
"candace" Discussed on Merkaba Chakras
"Candidate's welcome to macabre. Chagas will thank you so much fun. Thank you so much for having me. I'm looking forward to chatting with you this evening. Yeah i This is one that. I love as well because i have been i remember. I remember following your work when you first start creating. bq h. and i dislike i. You know i'm a researcher. So a researcher of consciousness. And i will try a lot. Different modalities to see if it matches up to my understanding of buddhism to see if peres for 'cause there's nothing new under the sun we just we discover it in different ways and i i get that and so. That's why the things that i bring to. The podcast at the followers of buddhism is that there's many ways to bake a cake and always are Can be delightful. And we're all going to you that make that beautiful cake at some point in our creation. So that i'm always curious and so i followed. Bq actions beginning but because it offered remote and it was competing with other modalities offered in person. It didn't get as much steam as it has. Says the pandemic for obvious reasons because we're all kind of stuck in our homes and not really in front or near each other as much as we were and so when that came through Then i was compelled to go okay. Let's try again and i did. The course i refresh my understanding of it and the minute. I opened my practice up for remotes. I had people from china from all over the world. Hit me going fine. You're doing so now they could try a whole nother modality and and now it is. It's finally gotten the opportunity to be recognized and exercise but a lot of people in this space to be just as valid as the other modalities and so it just needed an opportunity and ironically the pandemic gave it that beautiful platform and it proved to be true so before we dig into work. Please tell us how you got into this work. In the first place well they're here gail the origination story. So i wasn't planning on any of this really. I was a wife and a mother. I my focus was arts and horse an animals and I wasn't planning on getting into this work at all. But it's similar in my life. Probably around the year two thousand. But even before then i started to have a chronic pain condition and i did what most people i knew would do is head to the doctor. Ask questions when. I got a lot of shoulder. Shrugging am. I got a lot of pills handed to me. And none of them works. And i wasn't terminally ill or anything like that. I didn't have From the outside. Nobody could really tell that. I was suffering and because i did everything just about that i could possibly do. It was painful to to do it. And i had just different things going on with me And i was doing some professional taga fy with horses down in austin texas am i had arranged what was then going to be. My biggest photo shoot was doing an album cover for a country and western singer and it was his third album our second together and i just created this really huge photo. Shoot a really big one with lights in the set and it took six months of planning in the morning of the shoot. I couldn't get out of bed because of pain and a lot of people have different kinds of dark nights of the soul. And for me that kind of was because i had to pick the phone and call everybody and call off because I couldn't get out of bed and i. I really felt defeated by my own body at that time and I laid in bed. And i did something that i might not have ever done before. Kind of prayed almost into a stupor. I prayed myself into a stupor. I was just i kind of it. Didn't know what else to do. I didn't know what else to do. And i changed the way i was asking source. God you know. Rachel's whatever i. I changed the way i was asking so rather than please help mayor Helped us stop or you know those kinds of feelings and words. My focus was. I'm not sure what else i'm supposed to do. I've done everything that. I know how to do to take care of myself and i don't know what else to do. What am i. What am i supposed to do about this and as soon as change the answer to that question. I actually have a spontaneous supernatural experience. I left my body. And i found myself standing in a beautiful feel a version of which i lived by anyway in our ranch in texas small little ranch north of austin and i had these light beings stand up from a semicircle and the one in the center literally handed me a piece of paper new piece of paper at high took the piece of paper and i looked at it and i read Three things on this piece of paper number one number two number three and It can get really involved. But let's just say number. Three was have a paps life regression.