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Let It Roll: The Jim Morrison Biography That Kicked Off The Doors Revival
"Welcome to let it. Roll the podcast about how popular music happens. Hosted by Nate Wilcox followed the lead role. Podcast on twitter at let it roll cast and check out our website at let it roll podcast. Dot Com. Let it roll as a pen podcasts. And you can listen to all the other great Pantheon podcasts at. Www DOT pantheon. Podcasts DOT COM TODAY. Nate welcomes fellow. Podcasters Shelly Sorenson and Christian Swain of the Rock and roll librarian to discuss one of the first bestselling rock biographies no one here gets out alive which titillated millions with its insider's account of the rise and fall of Jim Morrison and the doors pop in those ear buds in enjoy. I'm your host Nate Wilcox and today I've got the distinct pleasure been joined by two of my colleagues in the Pantheon podcasting network. We've got the rock and Roll Librarian. Shelly Sorenson in Christian Swain the major Domo of the whole network and the rocket archaeologist. Welcome thank state and today we're GonNa talk about a classic of Rock Literature. No one here gets out alive by Jerry. Hopkins and Danny sugarman bother. Were deceased so. This is a perfect way to cover a real cornerstone of rock music literature. When we don't have the authors to go to so thanks so much for coming on and helping us discuss Jim Morrison and the doors. I love that we get to make up whatever we want. Because there's no dispute from the author's well you know some people say that Danny sugarman and Jerry Hopkins did just that is by FIA of their dead former acquaintance in tournaments case former client. But we'll get to that at the end. Let's just jump right in there. I mean this is a biography of a Jim Morrison Came out in nineteen eighty two. I believe about eleven years after he died was an enormous bestseller. I mean this was an the racks at the airports at seven. Elevens this was a trade paperback. It had a picture of Jim. Morrison not from nineteen sixty seven shirtless and beautiful. Just immortal at triggered rolling stone cover story said he's hot. He sexy he's dead. And kind of triggered the whole sixties revival that was a big pop culture factor in the eighties. What was it about mid sixties? La that made it such a great place to launch a rock career shelley. Well you know at that time. An La was big of course a big TV and movie capital and was increasingly becoming news capitol as well and at that time in nineteen sixty four Jim Started Jim. Morrison started studies at the UCLA film school and this was what they called the professors called the Golden Age of film at Ucla and and in Los Angeles the Faculty included top directors. And the students included the no other note none other than Francis Ford Coppola. So Jim was right there. You know in the middle of the burgeoning film industry at the time and on the weekends he went to Venice. Beach which had been a Mecca for the beat generation in the fifties and still to this day not even in the eighties but now still has kind of Bohemian tradition. So it was a you know a right kind of time for all these different movies. Tv music to kind of counter you know interest fertilized. That's a a word probably not And you know I think it was just A. He was in the right place at the right time. Kind of thing Chris Well I agree with you I I might add. There's been many Golden Ages in Hollywood Specifically in the the early nineteen sixties You know there was a a the the French new wave was was definitely in bogue A lot of experimentalism Was going on both in film and in Music very of and You Know Jim And his Ucla compatriots Including Ray Kurzweil Were in in in those kind of a boundary pushing concepts and ideas as far as L. A. I think he hit the nail on the head At least in America Wild New York's considered the media capital Certainly at that time You know La is where the entertainment business will was really still ground zero in in in in maintained that ever since and so to to be able to take literally The British invasion and digest it and And then create a response Naturally it seems said. L. A. was a fitting place for that in the mid sixties. Yeah and you had the birds and love On the sunset strip the bird. You know with Columbia records big in sixty five and then love. Kinda ruled the scene on the streets for the next couple of years. And that's the band that Jim Morrison wanted to emulate. Their whole goal is to be as big as love. So Yeah Arthur Lee and company Yeah In the you know there were others. that that didn't quite make it but You know by then the I think. The troubadour was around Obviously the whisky a go go had switched from a dinner. A supper club as they used to call them. to Something more kin to what we recognize today. The whiskey Beena you know a real rock and roll club. Yeah it's interesting. Go ahead so oh one of the things. I thought was interesting about how the book described when Jim Lived Near the La Strip and the whiskey ago. Elektra records is that he could. He had everything there within walking distance. You know that he it would centro to the bar and club scene and and he lived with his girlfriend in Laurel Canyon and so he he just You know physically everything. Was there where he needed it. I think it was clear that lived Robby Krieger that guitar lived in Laurel Canyon. I think Jim stated basically flop house motels that will within walking from and it's an his girlfriend's apartment. I thought that was. Yeah Canyon but I guess it was near to the strips. Pamela Courson yes. He might have been in Laurel Canyon at one point a web tracking that super closely. What was what was it about the America that was ready for Jim Morrison. What was going on in that point. That's a big question. There were there were so much going on in the sixties experimentation with with LSD and marijuana the whole sexual liberation And I think one thing that Jim and the door is really You know well Jim was. Kinda the quintessential person to to to you know. Experience the generation gap which was huge than he not only denied as parents ideas than value. Later on he denied he said they were dead. He said you know denied that they even existed and And then also He read was very well read and he his favorite book was. Jack Kerouac Nama Rosa Road and that was like the beat generation and it was published in fifty seven. So all the kids you know at that time in the sixties where reading that Reading that book and when Jan lived kind of briefly and Sam in Alameda near San Francisco he came in to the city and you know frequented city lights bookshop and read all the beat poetry and a furling getty and Ginsburg or favorites of his. So this was all kind of going into the whole Revolution of the sixties. That he was you know pretty much at the forefront of I think well let's let's face it You know postwar World is dominated by America. Because we're the last man standing In our culture was Was a were the victors You know we were hardly touched By the atrocities of Ah for years or lost six years of war I and You know we benefited from From being the APEX culture And then we began to export that culture of notably of films and music And You know by the time you get into the mid nineteen sixties You know America is a dominant Technological Player and You know obviously You know capitalism is In a battle of pitched battle with communism There is a lot of Of fear and uncertainty because of the bomb And the fact that You know the the idea that you know humanity had to contemplate that its entire existence could be wiped out in a about a thirty minute period. And I think that began to weigh on Some of these I You know as we know Jim. A comes from a military family is. His Dad was Rear Admiral in Pacific Fleet At the time was actually inconsequentially involved in the Gulf of Tonkin affair and You know as far as GM his Being a little bit different than than Some of his contemporaries You know rock and roll was Fairly relegated to Subject matter of girls in cars in its early Incarnation The original pioneers. And then you know. I think it'd be fair to say that Bob Dylan and a few others Began to that and Lyrical content began To become a deeper and exploratory and I think Jim took it in a very very dark Way I I. I like to think of him as You know the the real Prince of darkness To Take that title away from Some of the heavy metal Guys notably Ozzy Osbourne Because I think he's the one that really invented Shock Rock on a pop scale on a grand scale You know the the medium. A of choice At that time was. Am radio there was no FM radio. I and AM radio Played whatever was a hit Black White Rock pop country Folk it didn't matter a one after another and I think that these guys Along with the you know the far. Fisa Raymond's Eric Keyboard sound created a sonic a difference. out there that The the kids really gravitated to Elektra. Records was right there in l. a. too and they just had a trial run with love. They'd put out two albums to reasonable success for abandoned refuse to leave L. A. Essentially And so they couldn't go to that Sullivan show etc etc and weren't doing national tours but Elektra had introduced themselves at the rock market as a as a middling player they already pretty. Well established bulk player. So you know it was perfect. They they they had a really aggressive approach to the marketing. Put in giant billboards over the sunset strip with Morrison's very pretty face on it and the time Tom was perfect. It was also interesting because it was the last window. When the Teeny bopper magazines like sixteen and Tiger beat where essentially the only rock press in America? And so you've got this artists that you now consider alternative or underground and within just a couple of years. He would have been considered that you know the doors would be the kind of band it would only be on FM radio. That would only put out albums that you might not even see their faces or much less there leather clad bodies but instead of Jim Morrison doing these spreads he's fashion spreads. You know looking at sexiest. I'll get out and driving the little girls wild. Let's hear the first song that Jim Morrison Sang for Ray Manzarek. Who was a classmate of his at the UCLA film school and and was a practicing professional semi pro musician. And Jim had no musical experience. They bumped into each other and the beach and Jim saying some of the words to moonlight. Draw through the through the And you know our face. The Moon Line drive which appeared on the door second album I can remember. I think it's strange days. Always WANNA call it. People are strange. Which was the hit single off that album bud and listening to that song. It's perfectly good door song. But it's not one lyrically that blows to wipe it. Blu Ray man's rockaway and and you know they were. They were often running but shelley the book I I remember. I was a kid a seventh grader. Reading a totally impressionable and I would not let my son read this book but what what am I remember just being horrified at what a I just thought he was the jerk of all time. What did you feel about? Jim Morrison from the way the book tells US Slice Story. Well You know I actually Mo- most I know about new about Jim. Morrison before I read this book was the Oliver Stone movie that was I guess was based on this book. Right and I wasn't doors fan and I you know I didn't buy doors albums. I was Let's see I was born in fifty seven so you know I remember being in junior high school and hearing their music but I I wasn't you know I wasn't attracted to them As band or him as a musician And this book purports to you. Know it's it tells all about basically you know that. He was an alcoholic from the time he was a teenager and I think you know it's very worse and all about is about his drug and alcohol use about his treatment of his friends about his treatment of women So he you know I don't think it Helped me feel more kindly toward Jim Morrison? Even though the writers say they described him. You know his more sensitive side and as a poet visionary and All you know somebody that is very important to the rock and roll. Music scene I it didn't kind of changed my mind about him. You know as a person kind of being so selfish self centered you know alcoholic and So I don't know his his upbringing. Was you know he was raised by these very conservative parents as Christian was saying his father was in the military and his mother was the perfect military mother. You know and wife could. They moved frequently and she kept house. And you know they weren't abused or you know anything like that. But Jim was totally a excessive person even as a child and kind of torture to siblings. And I love being way and then you know and then was nice to them and you know really did extreme dangerous things so You Know I. I don't think it was the rock and roll lifestyle that that that turned him into an alcoholic. Like like you might have seen on the star is born or something like that Yeah and and I think that You know he I don't know he just rejected his parents out and out. I Just because he was a symbol of authority. I think By the time he was you know he had moved out of the house. You'd bear. He didn't even speak to them again. He would tell you that They were dead right and that was on the first liner notes of the first record that had no currents they were dead You know personally I I I Of course Christian knows my story but I I Sympathize more with his mother than I do with him as a mother of a of an alcoholic. Who reject you know their family? I think it's just a very painful. I don't yeah anyway so I didn't come away from the book with kind of a a better impression of Jim as a person but maybe more respect for him As a as a poet lyricist I would say that's my well not Jim. Jim's obviously a complicated man He childish manipulative And you know interested intensely on The the darker aspects of of life and And obviously Had demons that He couldn't work out and you know self medicated himself to death but as as a good artist he was able to Tap into that and present that In a public manner That connected with a with a large audience and exposed Some of these feelings which I don't think had been really Explored in popular music up until that time. Yeah absolutely and one thing that struck me reread in forty years after I read it. The first time was the importance of his theatrical and film background at and also how intellectually who is of all the musicians united research couple years of doing this project the only one an education comparable is bing crosby who went to a Catholic law school and read all the great philosophers. Jim Morrison is an incredibly well educated person who read all this philosophy and I took himself a little bit too seriously but I think also unique and innovative in that he was self consciously analyzing the rock scene and he had been a fan of Elvis Presley as a kid but he wasn't. He wasn't a greasy haired rocker. He was not somebody who is a singer from day. One and out in the clubs and you know seeing it and he wasn't a folksinger like Jerry Garcia the birds. Are you know? He wasn't playing in Latin Bar Vincent moby grape. I mean he was he was an intellectual. He was film student and pretty bad film student. It seems like like he walked out of Ucla completely but really understood something about how to manipulate. Crowds like Assorted forgave him for his band sister. Manipulative jerk with everybody. He knew when I realized that became his art. That was what he was doing. He was just experimenting with this idea of Control and he clearly had awesome powers in that direction and that kind of is I think what bit him in the ass I mean he got everything he wanted so fast with the doors you know. They quickly succeeding on the club circuit in La quickly signed to a label. There's a you know brief delay getting a hit single their first single flops. By their second one is a monster and boom you know. He's all his dreams of having a platform for watched. The pontificate of manipulate audiences comes true. And then it's like wow. Was that worth. Be careful what you wish for absolutely but said a little bit about the other members of the band like what you've felt about damage personalities in the way they're presented in the book. Yeah I mean Oh I thought it was very interesting the way they all met. You already talked about how he met Ray in In the film school. And then you know on the beach and ray just went well. That's the best. Those are the greatest fucking song lyrics. I've ever heard let's start a rock and roll band. Make a million dollars and and You know quickly ray discovered Jim nobody. Nobody else discovered Jim. Ray Discovered Jim and said you wanna be in our band in the band that he was in already and Jim said I don't play anything and he said just just hold the guitar you know on stage. And that's how he got his his start on stage but one of the things I thought was interesting. Was that John. Dense more The Drummer Ray met in his meditation class and then John Introduced Robby. Krieger to them who he had met in his meditation. Class Liberal meditators Which I thought was really interesting for rock musicians and Jim never never no no. They weren't others. Were meditators which was probably the only way they could put up with him And you know they and they were all musicians and played a variety of music. Johnson dense more played jazz drumming and in college and Ray Krieger Plates go via an folk blues will Mingo And Flamingo for incoming flank. I dictated my notes. John Water out here. And and in fact he played bottleneck guitar so nicely that Jim wanted him to play. Kind of exclusively bottleneck on most of his first songs And so they were you know actual musicians and Yeah I thought that was really interesting. That That they were all meditators. Yes a very late. Sixties thing to be doing in the mid sixties. They're all kind of headed their time. There yeah yeah I know remember detailing. Yeah yeah that way ahead of its time for that sort of thing we are. You guys are in the land of fruits and nuts here because belcher born and raised in. California me true. It's like the cult villains in every Raymond Chandler novel. There's always come on now. I did learn to meditate in junior high school. I went to a kind of a hippy. School Yeah we transcendental meditation. That was yeah I think. S Lon was up and running by sixty five to four you know and by then Alberton leary had been kicked out of Harvard and were looking for someplace to go. I think they were mostly Mexico at that particular moment but By you know by sixty four sixty five You know can key see has gone through the M. K. Ultra experiments performed by the CIA and discovered that this This little drug that they were handing out Was really cool without the CIA and You know started stealing some from the the pharmacists At the The mental institution. He was working at and researching is upcoming book. One flew over the CUCKOO's nest and then started handed out to His buddies Mostly musician friends. Who then they started to share it with their musician. Friends and so by by sixty five Sixty six Yeah the the world is turned on its head For those who have Indulged in the experiment of from a Mr Albert Hoffman. Let's let me jump in and another song. This is a breakfast and Vile Alabama song which is a completely crazy song for rock band to cover. Nineteen sixty seven. It was a cabaret show tune from decadent. Orlando in the nineteen twenties The radical communists creator of the alien nation affecting all these intellectual theories so the doors have been detained for pretentious covering this button. I think they managed to so it into their of pretty nicely. This is the Alabama. So don't ask why show to be we. Don't next whiskey. We must be. We must And that was Jim Morrison and the doors saying Brecht Involves Alabama Song which I mean must've blown minds in the sixties and muskets. Like I know I had no idea who breakfast vile were Until I heard this song and read rolling stone panning the doors for being pretentious for covering it and that led me off on a whole voyage of discovery. And I'm sure lots of people. I don't think you need to go to the name of the band you know taken from Aldous Huxley's the doors of Perception Is evidence enough of Some sort of pretentiousness. Absolutely have a question for you guys. So but It's certainly in in Germany. It wasn't called the Alabama Song Right. I mean I didn't know that about that song that it was a breast Tune called the Alabama Song. I believe it was called Alabama Song I should have. I seen it up before. Kristen you now I can. I can pull up really quick. But it's part of the threepenny opera and Alabama had world rod infamous reputation as a slave capital So I'm sure it was not and I think it was. It was Just a well known I think it was just a commentary on on America. It's also called Alabama. I think oh I see okay. Another whiskey bar. Yeah Yeah that was translated. Show me the way to the next Whiskey. And it was actually. It was from the play. Little Mahogany not the threepenny opera translated by the English lyrics were written by Elizabeth Hopton in nineteen twenty five So yeah I mean they were just into crazy weird stuff. We began as the German poem and and translated by their purposes. But they were they were like that movie cabaret basically it was. It was the whole decade and Weimar Republic thing and and I found when I went back and listened to the whole doors catalog. I thought held up pretty well especially compared to their the Jefferson Airplane and the grateful dead and other California bands from sixty classes sixty seven. You know I think and I think rolling stone infamously in eighties just hated the doors. I think they gave the first album three stars and everything else less and then you know by the by the time. Yeah Dave Marsh of all people who you know as quoted in the early seventies praising some of their albums in the book turn pretty viciously on him. I think influenced by Robert Chris. Cow My friend Edward. His still hates the doors but you know by the nineties edition the Rolling Stone Record Guide. They've thrown in the towel. Declared them one of the three opoku California bands of the sixties along with the beach boys in the grateful dead and yeah to me like when ads starts descend the doors. I just say well you know. Patti Smith IGGY pop that they were pretty big deal more about what they thought than. What about Iraq critics thought? Yeah well at somebody who was born in San Francisco grew up in L. A. and lived in San Francisco in the bay area for over forty years I think As far as California goes there you know there was a and the kind of music that was going on and I just to tell you Kind of a personal anecdote. My husband who's older than me and eighteen. Seventeen eighteen in San Francisco in nineteen sixty seven. When I told him I was covering the doors on this podcast. She said you know in in San Francisco had no one liked the doors. He said they heard a light my fire and he knew instantly it would be a hit but he didn't he didn't like it and none of his friends liked it and they were all into you know what seeing Hendricks and Janice Joplin and Mike Bloomfield. And you know and the grateful dead at the fillmore and you know it was like a very different aesthetic Certainly than the doors and and you know he said whereas Hendrix with a musical genius. They just thought that Morrison was a drunk singer. You know and I know that's not on cabaret singer. Yeah and that's obviously not all of San Francisco. Because when they came to San Francisco they were very well received. You know at the Phil. Mahre by by by the public learn. Yeah Yeah but let let me jump in here and just say Oh there's a huge difference In the mid sixties between the L. A. Musicians and that sound versus the San Francisco. A sound There's a reason why the Free speech is at Berkeley hated the fucking hippies Because they wouldn't get up there as do anything worthwhile and from the hippies perspective they were like no man You know we. We want to explore everything And you know most famously Encapsulated by you know the music of the grateful dead which you know as they grew you know it was a it was experimental You know it was open It was loose whereas you know L. AAC. Even was was a professional organization. Fact you know most of the bands that we think of out of La had some form of studio players on them You know most famously recognized now. As the wrecking crew Including the doors You know they didn't have a bass player and when they needed a bass player they pulled in some of those great Studio cats Down in southern California so there was a level of professionalism that really existed down in l. a. That did not exist in La. I in San Francisco and there was a real separation between those two camps at that particular moment now of course You know this all begins to Gel and and become You know looking back at history It seems like you know while there's this California moment but there were two very distinct camps at the time. Yeah it's interesting. His interactions You know he talked about him. Seeing the Jefferson Airplane and and not liking them later on and talks about him hanging out with Janice Joplin rally being abusive and awful to her. Which was exactly the kind of thing she was drawn to. You know they were peas in a pod. She's looking to be right humiliated and abused and his slugging it out. So those two right you know. Of course Baldo chemical makes any also there. There's a mention of him seen Hendrix. I can't remember where and and you know crawling up to the stage and grabbing Hendrix by the knees ankles do not to suffocate himself to the Hendrick. So you know. They're they're definitely yeah the Currents and rivalries San Francisco and I think that the fact that Rolling Stone magazine was in San Francisco. Just sort of how does it now and in an and they definitely flew that in rolling stone. If you're familiar with the history of the editorial practices were very partisan. They love John Lennon and Yoko the hated Paul McCartney they love the grateful dead then so much like the doors although they turned on the de too. But you know this thing about Morrison isn't manipulator and and in a obviously manipulated as audiences but at the beginning he was very skillful manipulator of the press but then then he changes in the way you know he he behaves toward the press and sort of self sabotage is. Do you think that was just a function of him being to alcoholic to do his job or was that sort of a philosophical switch when he become disillusioned with the machinery of success and starter? I would say. Disillusion is definitely a factor You know coupled with massive self-medication You have no patience You know when you've been asked the same question hundreds of times right and I. Yeah I think I think the manipulating the press was hard work. I mean you have to really think about it and you had to come up. You Know He. He came up with great quotes. And and you know Really defined his image in the press by you know coming out with these lengthy so things like think of us as erotic politicians that was one of his quotes And he you know like you said he was really into being photographed to you know or you know for code and jewelry and cut his hair like Alexander. The great and I thought it was interesting. That in junior college he took a class on collective behavior. Which was the psychology of crowds? And he he learned how to trying to tell his friends how interesting that was an how they could you know. Look at a crowd and make love to it and cure it and make it riot and his friends all thought he was not but obviously that was something he used to great effect in his public performances to and let me Japan and key the neck song then will return to that and talk about how he manipulated crowds basically to destroy his career. But let's I hear Love Street. And this is the spoken word bridge of the song so it can hear Jim Morrison. The poet backed by rock band. There's Love Street doors. There's this store where the creatures me wonder what they do and the summer Sundae and a year. I guess I like it fine so far. That was Love Street by Jim. Morrison and the doors and listen to. I mean he's taking a lot of critical brackets bricks and brackets for for being pretentious and a quote bad poet and everything but to me. When I listened to that it holds a comparable to like Allen Ginsberg guests in with the clash or something I really hear the influence of the beats and it doesn't it to me. It doesn't ruin the song at all or the record. It fits right in something. Like horse latitudes or celebration of the lizards a little different especially when celebration lizard goes on for ten minutes on the live album but not too bad but let me let you get back to what you're talking about shelly. And and the whole way told Tale of how he instigated deliberately attempted to instigate a riot in Miami and what the fallout. That was right. He you know. He wanted to hit an tell the other band members. She was going to do this but he really wanted to You know expose himself and see what would happen if he did that. And you know and then the story goes back and forth. Did he really exposed himself or did he just make it look like he did and one of the reasons he did that was that he didn't like the you know he was getting tired of the adulation that he was getting this crowd mentality that he had actually created but then he realized it was going too far and he couldn't just be himself and be a poet and he wanted to put a stop to it so he really purposely sabotaged His I don't know his I can't stay reword his career by doing that and then of course you got you know. charges pressed against him for indecent exposure. Trial went on for a really long time and he was banned by many Venues you know to play. And when they when they let him come back and play when they let the doors come back and play they had to put up huge amounts of money. As bond you know to encase the concert was cancelled or or interrupted by the police or something like that or in case she did something else scenes so yeah he he he really did you know Grind their career You know of course it came back up slowly but surely and to great degree but He really put a pause on their career there for a while by doing that. Well I think The some of the output wasn't a stellar as well I also think You know Music Trends Were changing rapidly There was some catch up in that Let's face it as we said at the top. You Know Jim wasn't a trained musician or You know took an interest in what that professional lifestyle is and what it means and You know a nate. You said You know the rise to stardom was so fast that It's it's very easy to see You know a a rejection of that especially for someone who you know And and if I can you know Jim was not born. You know a a Greek God. he was actually Rather Averaging in a little Chubby Through his elementary school years it needed and blossom until His College Age And started to get attention for his attractiveness And his Outgoing nub of personality manipulative. Or what have you But he was in always did consider himself a writer and desire to be a poet and that lifestyle is one of the internal not the not the external right. Yeah absolutely and that was one of my sympathetic things. I thought that the authors did in the book that they pointed out he did walk. It like you talk that. He did buy a mansion. He didn't by plane. He you know he never had big cars that basically he never had anything beyond a week's worth of clothes six pack of beer and a handful of books at any given time he would be floated from you know these flop house motels to various girlfriends apartment. And you know he's living basically the Charles Bukowski lifestyle this with the Rockstar. But he wasn't materialistic. Yeah in fact. I like how I in the beginning. A At least. The addition I had one reviewer describes him Not The cliches of rise and fall of corruption by wealth and fame but a sudden burning out of a volatile spoiled gifted intelligent artistic individual. So he he you know like like I said before he wasn't Ruined by fame like so many other rock and roll musicians like you know how they're they're kind of okay but then they get turned by their By their fame you know to to excess and wasting of money and getting attached at and all that stuff And and getting addicted to drugs and alcohol. That was that was the way he was. He was already addicted to drugs and alcohol and he wasn't. He wasn't attracted by by wealth and materialism at all it was attracted by art. And and I agree with you that that is one that is one. A Rick Redeeming feature of Jim Morrison for me. We'll let me let me add something to that shelly. Great Point That you know as Morrison Becomes more confident on and they grow As an act it gyms concept which was different than the other three a was to inject more. Let's call performance art Into live shows And try to take them into You know some of festival of Dyonisis Or what have you To to get the audience to you know get out of themselves and experience You know a a true art happening at the time and also had the whole you know you talk about the drop in quality of the of their albums. And it's very clear that third and fourth album you know are not as great as the first and second or their last two and his attempt to record this celebration of the Lizard Suite which knows a ten minute. Plus full album longside Concept OF OF SUITE OF POEMS SET TO MUSIC. It was very ahead of its time. It looks it. He's aiming to do something that the prog rockers should be doing you know and and and just a few years. But they couldn't pull it off and it. Kinda reminds me of Pete. Townsend's life Allied House plus to be this whole a multimedia movie concept thing and it implodes but they managed to salvage the songs and create their masterpiece. Who'S NEXT FOR THE DOORS? They kind of had to stumble along without you know. They didn't have the book of songs that the Salvation Lizard does not several great rock songs. You know it was. It was a suite. That was either GonNa work as a whole or not work at all. They did manage to perform it. Live but they're they're comeback sort of it's driven by robby especially Robbie. I think robbery. Krieger is a way under praised performer and songwriter He wrote agree light my fire and right. Lohan asks his first song. Yeah and so. Many of their pop hits You know don't you love her madly etc etc. He's the pop songwriter. But Jim songwriting grows too. So you know. They're a great team with Robbie writing the AM single hit. And then Jim coming up with stuff like L. A. Woman which is a long form song that does work in Iraq context so they were able to respond to you know the innovations of led Zeppelin and the band and everything with last two albums that come back and really you know. Put down a marker for the doors as a as a serious quality hard rock band and and one back a lot of the critics at least at the time and let's go ahead and here one of those songs. Let's hear peace frog which has got music by robby? Krieger and lyrics by Jim. Morrison route back on Peace Frog for Morrison Hotel which many people saw as a comeback album and attempt by the doors to reestablish their rot credibility. And I have to say. I don't generally get into rock criticism because it's not the point of this show but I have to say I think it holds up very well with the material put out by their peers at the time and I recently saw David crosby getting on twitter and dissing the doors and maybe WanNa slap his face. Like how dare you? You could not touch them on their best semi crosby. Did what crosby did with the birds in crosby stills Nash which is great you know invading folk rock and invented you know soft rock and all that but he never was a credible hard rocker and the doors. I think I think really were. I mean how do you guys write them like? Do you think they hold up? I mean the whole idea of. He's redeemed because of his commitment to art if he's a charlatan in a fake. That's there's nothing redemptive about that. But if if you think you may some to lasting gonNA this redemptive what he'd think right. I know I agree. I I think I don't think he's a charlatan and a fake at all And I think the songs hold up and I I find him credibly authentic. Go ahead shelley. Oh I was just GonNa say Peace Frog is one of my favorites but actually out the base actually has the baseline on it. Which I I'm always attracted to good baseline and maybe and I was telling Christian before we went on air. That may one reason that I wasn't particularly like moved by the doors music When I was a teenager because I didn't hear a lot of being On the records. I've I've just. In retrospect I'm thinking that that may be one of the things but yeah I yeah I think I think the music I mean you know. I don't recognize the titles of the songs and so when I went back to listen to a lot of like oh I know all of these I mean I know I. I'm familiar with all of the songs. Even though I never had a doors album I never owned doors. That open right there. Yeah yeah definitely. What were you gonNa say Christian? Oh just to add on to You know they're worth and they're they're influence to later works You know You know I I think certainly at the time you know they you know were the darkest ban Before there really were you know dark bands of which came on the horizon. I mean you know. Blacks out doesn't even show up till nineteen seventy and In in as we know now you know they're They're imagery and motifs. Were you know based on fantasy on hammer horror films? You know this. This was about You know selling a comic book version of of themselves And you know Morrison was everything that you've got You know most of it not great but some of its sublime and You know You know he's I find him one of the most authentic characters to ever come out of rock and roll. Yeah and I think one of the best ways to measure the power of a musical artist by their influence and the fact that essentially all hard rock singers going forward are either going to be influenced by the Golden Boy Robert Plant or the Prince of darkness. Jim Morrison and you get the call. Glenn Dancing of the misfits and dancing and etc etc his iggy pop based his basically his whole act on Jim Morrison and for somebody because Agee as seen as as punk and Jim is classic rock there. People miss that connection. But it's a direct absolutely chain and hand off but let's talk about the book before we wrap up. What do you guys think about the book? I mean it's very salacious. It goes out of its way to mention the him but fucking groupies. Excuse the terminology. But that's why they talk about you know and then go ahead. Write a song called back door man while they covered right. I'm sorry governor and presumably how wolf is talking about knocking on a girl's back door while her husband's way. But you know regardless that the with Jim had in mind. It's clearly not and it's it's very salacious book. I mean it's almost it's clearly written. It's full of pictures. I mean it's a great trade paperback. It's right up there with like Vince. Bugliosi's helter skelter as far as lurid portrait. Savell a the late sixties. But I mean do you feel like they went over the line and they were unfair to the artists or is this just the perfect way to summarize a pop phenomenon? You know as a librarian. I know a little something about biographies and This one reminded me of The fact that You know I was a children's librarian for a long time and we started Consciously WEEDING OUT BOOKS BIOGRAPHIES. That were fictionalized. In the way this book is so the way it's written it makes it more salacious than if it were just written in a more of a nonfiction style. Because they take they take interviews with people but they weave them in as quotes about a lot of the book is dialogue that either quote kind of quoted from People's interviews but not attributed so it makes it. If you weren't like a savvy reader you would be like. Oh yeah this. This actually happened this way. These people had this exact conversation. Which you know can't possibly be true unless it was recorded you know that. The person was in the room when the conversation happened. Because this is one person's telling of how the conversation went which obviously you know tinted and the way that person remembers it and that I think that adds like fifty percent to the salaciousness as you say of the book that it it reads like a novel really more than than a non fiction factual you know biography or remember. Jerry Hopkins had Written The book or manuscript Years before and had tried to get it published In was unsuccessful at it until he brought Danny sugarman to add Quite a bit of the Salaciousness First person type of accounts and to Shelley's point you know As we know memory is somewhat fallible and especially after a decade or a or so Where you know you you you begin to Mythology is your past and You know You know let's face it By by by this time You Know Morrison is a mythological creature and Sugarman S- memories are probably couched in clouded in those Those those external our responses coming to him You know And of course you know. Y- you know I think the Book Pa Proves the point in that Jerry Hopkins tried to get this sold? Nobody would sell it until they turned it into something more salacious palatable to You know a buying public And sure enough. It did the trick. Didn't it had sounded like reading the National Enquirer? I mean especially to the point of Danny sugarman memories. He was a teenager. Went along top. And right you know so like if I told you like dialogue that happened from when I was a teenager. How like how accurate would that be? So this is yeah. This is more like a like a magazine. Article Danny working with the doors when he was twelve right. That's crazy and so many scenes happened in the offices of the doors. And it's clearly. That's where he's interactive with Jim Novel up so I imagine you're twelve and Morrison is your body. What what the fuck would that be like? No even that's even weirder than reading this biography when you're twelve isn't being part of the biography twelve much much winner. Yes yeah yeah so so. There's some questions there but I mean I think to me. Ultimately it's a net positive for Jim in the doors because it it's a minute direction star. It did didn't it? Yeah there's that obviously gained the attention of Of Oliver Stone. Who went onto to make a film about? them which is also You know a debated On on there it's a good thing or bad thing But just like jam and and again I I I keep going back to to the fact that that Morrison himself was a complicated person He think of his upbringing with a rising star in the United States Navy At the time and You know The conservative family and those values and then the rejection of that To the point where where you are tried to eliminate the the history of your association with that family so I mean that tells you. I think all you need to know where to begin with WHO. This cat was and You know and he comes about right as this new you know Popular Art form is Beginning to really takeover the entertainment Airwaves and presents himself as the the dark Elvis Presley so I mean at all it all make sense to me. Yeah and as timing was so brilliant. I think it's very telling that that thing that triggered his cutting off communication with his parents was a letter. They wrote criticizing his concept of becoming a singer based on the fact that he never evinced any musical talent whatsoever which is totally reasonable thing for here to say but he was so confident what he was doing. It was just not going to Brooke and criticism as as a failed musician myself. I see. That's the difference between a successful musician. Failure is somebody who's like you know damn the torpedoes full speed ahead. I'm not going to hear any negativity. I'm going to associate with people that support my vision and I'm going to go for it and you know fuck you and the scene when his mom and younger brother do go to one of their concerts and he makes a point of screaming the lyrics of the end which other? I WanNa fuck you right in her face. I mean that had been completely shattering for her. I mean what would it awful thing to do and that she at that and that she even wanted to see him after that I mean she like tried to see him with his little brother and toe and he evaded her and he got everyone in the hotel and the concert. Venue to say. No gyms over there. No gyms over there and protect him from this horrible woman that had come to see him. You know in performance and withstood that that that situation happening to her and she still wanted to see her son and he never saw her again after that. Yeah it's very sad and to me it just reinforces you know this kind of success but commercially and critically comes at a high price and let me let me add that. A look I I. I don't think that a a singular letter Stating that Maybe you shouldn't go down this career path of would clause a quite a reaction. There had to have been a whole lot of shit behind that To get to this. Maybe maybe that was the straw that broke the camel's back but I think The The divorce to His immediate family was probably deeper than than than just A question his His ability as as a musician. The other thing that I might add is nate like like you I I i. I interviewed a lot of of rockstars and To your point Yeah I've heard over and over again that you know when you get right down to it. There was no plan B. I mean that's what you have to do to to be able to make their. There is only plan. A and plan. B. Is being homeless unless you make the Lenin school economics if you start off Not Yeah no plan. B. and also the Decides not brooking criticism and going with people that support. You is being able to withstand great discomfort and you know and not knowing what the future holds and not having any security that that stands out for me and all the biographies I've read is not carrying out security. Which is why I was never musician. You know let let's say let's say that that this this this is Anthony Mathu Anathema excuse me anathema to to the previous generation Who had had had to go through things like the Great Depression and World War Two You know and now here comes this generation of of of Americans who just given the middle finger to that whole world. That that those people you know quote unquote created. You know you know the the Corporate Society in the Organization Man and what have you You know they just said No. We don't have to live this way and I reject that And to the point of no I reject you as a person and knowing one. Cu anymore so there's a lot going on with with the the the interactions with his family that tells us a lot about who morrison was professor. I feel like we've covered the story of Jim. Morrison and the doors Christian Shelley. Thanks so much for coming on. You can listen to these guys on the Rock and Roll Librarian and rock and roll Archeology sorry for my pronunciation. They're both on the Pantheon podcast network which let it roll is proud to be a member of so thanks for coming on the show guys. Glad to have you. Yeah and thanks for having us on your show Follow the lead role podcast on twitter at letter all cast and check out our website at let it roll. Podcasts DOT COM. Nate will be back next week with the host of the T. CB cast to discuss Peter Guralnick's classic biography last train to Memphis the rise of Elvis Presley. Let it roll is a pentium podcast. You can listen to all the other. Great Pantheon podcasts at. Www DOT PANTHEON PODCASTS DOT com? No one here gets out. 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The Origins of Comedy and "Are Christians Cowards?" with Benny Johnson
"Thank you for listening to this podcast. One production now available on Apple podcasts podcast one spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Shirley what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. To know we are lucky to have charlie. Charlie cuts running the White House. I want thank Joe. He's an incredible guy. His Spirit, his love of this country done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organisations ever created turning point USA, he will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Hey everybody welcome to the Charles Kirk show I am here with Benny Johnson. Mean Lord himself at turning point. USA Benny. Welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. Thank you Charlie. It's an honor. What what do make of what's happening right now in our country? I think we've reached I think we've reached on. I, think re we've reached a number number of levels just. Just abject abject exhaustion, I think people are tired. I think people are tired. I think people are finally starting to say like. I'm tired I'm tired of the virtuous signaling. I'm. Tired of the outrage. I'm. Tired, of pandering. And I'm I'm tired. I'm exhausted with the. I'm exhausted from being just exhausted I. Think a lot from Krona virus. The lockdowns, not the virus. Yeah, the lockdowns because we didn't have to lock down I. Think a lot of it comes from the lockdowns. Yeah, I think I think that created I think that created the kindling for this moment created like a moment where you would just light the match. Something needed to light the match and then. It would all go. Yeah, and so you make a good point. You take people sports away. Yeah, you take their religious services away. You take their mental health counseling away. You take any capacity to socialize with your friends. If you take away your capacity to go for walks or runs outside these peop- people normal. You you take away walks on the beach, literally takeaway boating. Especially for young men living in urban centers full of testosterone. Also they start burning down the country. We should say I wonder what's gotten into them lately now. I'm not solely blaming the lockdowns for it, but it was a contributing factor. That's no doubt absolutely you talk with any mental health professional. And you talk about people falling off the wagon when it comes to alcoholism or some other vice that happens when they lose their touchdowns when they lose the things in their life would that they can count on for normalcy. And so church religion faith family friends meeting up people at Bar meeting people on the golf course going to the event and cheering for the bulls, cheering for the cubbies that those are things that actually it's amazing, because it seems so superfluous, but that is the glue that binds. Together, but the central planners intentionally took that away from us. When when else has this happened? In American history I mean is it really is an unprecedented? That's that's I, said this earlier episode of the podcast. You guys can e mail us your questions Friedman. Charlie Kirk Dot com where he's typically. When we make a bad decision as a country, there's a precedent tax hikes. Lowering taxes monetary policy invading country. We have a precedent. There's no playbook here. There's no precedent. You have an American city. That is a Polish and dismantling their police force. Yes, correct, but that was the goal. Of the point of WHO. Well the, communists. I mean this is how communism starts in society. How is that? The way that Communism starts in society and I'm not basing this off of. Ben Johnson's intellect. Iva Very Room temperature IQ. I'm basing this off the writings of Karl, Marx, who is myself with just today and writing a new script about this topic. Karl Marx and writing the Communist Manifesto. ESS lays out very very easily the playbook for bringing capitalism to socialism as throughput communism. And the playbook is this. Create identity -tarian groups. Make those groups fight. Create. Hatred between those groups make sure that one group kills the other. And then you can destroy all classes. You can destroy all capital. What was the goal of complete control? The gold marks was to. Make sure that there was no further private property yet. He says he said blunt bluntly. The goal of communism is the elimination of private property. And but and so to get to that and to get to that end. You had to steal from Joie. The proletariat has to rise up against the bourgeois, a fancy way of saying Swazi, but yet depends how you pronounce a fancy way of saying. It's a fancy way of saying meow like the business owners and the workers. So the people who work at starbucks. is writing up against the franchise owner. To Kill him, I mean really that's. That's the point and I think that's is really misunderstood about Marxist. He wanted violence. He asked for forcible forcible. Violence and revolution they wanted to raise the classes to the ground to ruin them. Yes, Torch to torch to burn. Your blocks and your cities and your businesses to the ground. The goal was to smash the windows burn private property eliminate that entirely and start New York, and when you listen to the Ilhan Omar of the world, talk about their new reimagining a world without police. It's Marxism. It's absolute textbooks. Thomas more utopianism to utopia actually mean to nowhere to go back to the actual word what it means. When I say the abolition of private property, so it's not the ability to Omaha home. It's the abolition of you. Correct because John Locke identified correctly private properties your ability to consciousness. It's your dreams your imagination. It's if I draw something piece of paper I'm going to be able to either monetize it. Keep it shredded up. Everything you are. Your existence is embodied in individual sovereignty correct, but as private property. This is why you see a religion forming right now on the left with the religion identity is called the the Church of identity -Tarian. and. It has everything to do with putting people into groups by their identity, and this is post, modern and post, modernist basic thinking And broken down I mean if you can create the easiest way to destroy country. Is To make sure that the tribes within the country kill each other. And then you've I mean you've seen this in places like Rwanda for instance in places like. Nazi Germany where you, you tribalize people. And then one group of people steals everything from the other and enforces their will upon them, and there's no one to stop them and most importantly. There's no church. I think is another thing that is. Rounding misunderstood about mark, he just flatly says there is no church. The State is the church. Is the point is for the state to pizza home so powerful this word it supersedes the church. And so when you watch, it's it makes your skin crawl as a Christian, when you watch the government close our church doors and say we are more powerful than you and Christians do very little the rise up against correct. In fact, we see we, we put our heads down and say you know yes sir. And then when you watch churches be. Lit on fire on talking about the famous church that was on fire crossing. The White House in Mississippi. The church that refused to close for coronavirus was torched. The ground ago got attention. They're burning churches. This is precisely what the Communists did this exactly the goal of Marxism to make the state more powerful than the church. Yes. and. We know we know that the left is going to try to replace. Dodd with government. We know that we've seen time and time again. 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Fifteen, hundred a country of three hundred thirty million people, so these woke Christians. Tell the entire world. How good a people they are, and I scroll through their instagram feed Benny. I screw back to the life Sunday no post about abortion none zero nothing. In fact, some would go as far to say. We're praying for all issues on the side of abortion. They don't want to offend people when a literally a million babies in America. Are aboard every single year one million so now if they woke Christian pastors, will Christianity really care about black lives when they care about the four hundred thousand black babies that are aborted every single year, so you have a million abortions every single year. And about thirteen to fifteen percent of the population are African Americans take that in half. Because, only half of that are women that are able to have. Children. Half of that is about childbearing age so four percent of the American population accounts for forty three percent of all the abortions. Do you know New York City? If you see a black woman who's pregnant on a subway? She's more likely going to abortion clinic. Then, she's going to the delivery room. The abortion rate is higher than the birth rate in new. York City, but the WO- Christians Benny. They tell you we need to stand up for social justice. We need to stand up for the fight for the least of these in society. They remained silent on black on black crime. There remained silent when black fathers have left the seventy seven percent of black shoulder in America will not grow up with a father in the home that's according to the Washington examiner seventy seven percent. Then we send on the failing public schools where there was an independent study in Baltimore Thirteen public schools. They could not find a kid could do math or read at grade level, so we send them to Democrat run. Cartel schools run by the teacher unions. They don't have fathers has come home to. And then these woke Christian pastors that mostly pandered by the way too sanctimonious social media activist suburbanites that have a messianic complex that they can come in and fix the world because they post the black square on their instagram. Don't say a word about the slaughter of the unborn and our abortion clinics. They don't mention a syllable. About the decimation of black fathers, and yet they stand in their pulpits, and they condemn people like me, because I dare use data and statistics talking about how no, actually the police are generally a force for good in America. Do you know that New York City in one thousand, nine hundred four right went around Mayor Giuliani became mayor. There was about two thousand two hundred murders a year New York City. That's almost a nine eleven in New York City every single year Mayor Guiliani says guess what we're going to put the police back in the streets. We're GONNA tough on crime. We're GONNA. Use Data to find out where the gang bangers are hiding out, and we're GONNA arrest them and we are going to be tough. Murders went down to three hundred, twenty, four a year, and they went down Lois two hundred a year under the early years of Mayor Bloomberg. Do you know who most of those lives were saved? Two thousand, three, hundred, just about those twenty one hundred people. I'm sorry twenty a hundred people. Black people. Black people? Hundreds of thousands of black lives have been saved by police officer of last couple of decades hundreds of thousands. Yet these WHOA Christians with their black squares or saying law enforcement are killing people in the streets if you take the multiplier effect of the hundreds of thousands of black and Hispanic individuals that have lives have been saved because more policing in America and you take the multiple player fact over couple generations. And the children that they have. You're talking about probably a million people of color that are alive over thirty or window because a law enforcement. And the Christian pastors do nothing to stand up for in fact, they kowtow, and they capitulate. To something that is rooted in a lie I wish they were one tenth as vocal for truth, as they are cowardly, advancing lies and deception America. When did Christians become cowards? Will. They've always been cowards because we're human beings, see courage. Is the hardest the greatest virtues. Courage takes honesty. So you can be honest, but you can have no courage, but you cannot be courage an honest being honest. See and I truly believe you can actually be fully honest, and fully in the pursuit of truth out being courageous, you'll be half. Half honest. Christians have been cowardly for years Benny. This is nothing new. You know it's really interesting I always wondered myself. How was it possible? When I was in eighth grade. My teacher. showed a slides. Up Anita Mussalini. And the death camps. Throughout Italy. And remember raising my hands I say I. Don't get it. Name was Mrs Smith I'll never forget the classroom. I said I. Don't understand. Italy's where the Vatican is brought these Christians are. How is this possible? I'll never forget. She said she said. No they helped. They helped and I to this up until recently. Benny get it struggled with I, said come on the church. Their moral people there about action now I am not equating. What's happening today? What Benito Mussolini, but we're on that way Benny. We are on the way of collectivized and our tyranny where we have despotic rule where people that pay penance. To the group humiliation religion will be saved. I never understood. Up until now how that's possible because far too often Christians? And Christian leaders in particular Benny, they're far too happy and content to be complicit. And to be compliant. And to be agreeable, not disagreeable the churches. Disagreeable entity. These pastors! They say well. I don't want to offend anybody the. Why did you become a pastor? I mean isn't the whole idea of telling people. These are the same pastors by the way that will go up and say you're going to hell if you don't believe this like that's a pretty absolute truth, right? They're happy saying that, but as far as saying. Oh, abortion is not good for society and not moral. I don't know man. That's a tough sell for me. You know isn't the eternal damnation thing probably harder sell Samantha to complete the point. Christians have now become cowards. There's some amazing ones rob McCoy Jacobs. Jerry Junior Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty Liberty University of phenomenal. But you are seeing if the West Falls. The one institution that could have stopped. It was the American church and the week pastors that care more about their social media following that care more about their facebook livestream. Because of them, and they'll be judged because of it. It seems. Peculiar because if you look at the early church. while. while. It's not as though Christ Christian little Christ right so should model yourself after Christ if you're. Going to call yourself Christian Shelley try. If you, go back and look through his life. It's not as though he was actively attempting to run for politics or get overtly political. He was perfectly happy to. Own You. Like wreck your world if you come at him. And you are member of the Political Class A Pharisee, which is seen as a pseudo religious of religious leader, but also politician. They were politicians. Like. He would wreck you if you're part of that and you're coming at him and you were coming at him. Using God. Or using your position in the church. But then advocating for. something. That's antithetical to God's teach. That's right well. and Christ went after the and the Pharisees and in the Early Church. It's really interesting. Mentioned this the early church. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT AFTER CHRIST DOT at Christ dies and rises again right, so you got the most fired up group of Christians you could imagine right. These guys are ready to take on the world and even James. Jesus brother James The justice like let's do this thing like. Let's tell the world, right? You Got Matthew. You Got Luke that wants to go. Do this whole testimony thing. And what do they do in early acts church, they hide. The first thing they do because God says sitting waiting, they do and so then Stephen. has this great idea, right? He's like. I'm gonNA give a sermon. About how great Jesus's. So Stephen stands up gives the first sermon in record Christianity. Get stoned to death. Do you know who oversaw that stone. Paul Paul, so stephen comes up. He's like Jesus. Is Lord if you read it? I think it's like eight, I I could have been right around there. He's Jesus is Lord. He's risen again. Let us Jews follow it. He's like who's with me. Kill him. And, so then the church goes through this crisis moment. Right where you start to see. How much courage is there really within the early Christian Church? And so what happens is then early Christian, scattered right. From the Far East there's rumors that think either Andrew Goes Far East as India. Paul goes right to the Mediterranean the heart of civilization as a reason why Paul went there. There's a reason why Paul went straight to Greece in Italy. Like if we are going to get this Christianity thing to set on fire, I gotta convince the People Current Corinth I got to convince the people of Greece I gotta give the people that'll ends up in a prison like really quickly Paul gives us amazing unbelievable sermon if you will literally in the shadows of the Acropolis Acropolis Acropolis on the hill in Athens I've been there where we're all their Greek gods at areas like you got it all wrong guys one. God sent his son died for us. Of course they throw them in prison shortly after. But it's interesting because the persecutions of Christians went up. And Christianity almost operated. As this kind of subterranean religion for a couple hundred years. where it was almost in the crypts, it was this. Oh my Gosh! We can't get our heads up when they're the five great Roman emperors, ending and Marcus Aurelius almost every single one of them participated in the persecution of Christians. Marcus Aurelius was more balanced. He's like come on. These guys aren't that bad. And it wasn't until the creation of the eastern Roman Empire. Wasn't until King. Constantine came to this unbelievable revelation that Christ is king to Christianity to go from a subterranean religion to a dominant religion. Now there were courageous credit. I'm not saying they were cowardly, because they are in the Crypt, unbelievable stories about early Christianity right, but do you know what happened Benny as soon as it became, the self endorsed religion of the Roman Empire. And they tore down the temple of Venus in Jerusalem and they built up the church, the Holy Suppler, which still is to this day in the Old City of Jerusalem after about one hundred years two hundred, years Christians got more worried about protecting their political status actually advancing the kingdom. The boldness of the early church disappeared. And isn't that kind of what you're seeing today? Yes. You're seeing this today. Particularly in. A something that I find so. Fundamentally hateful. About, the very basics of Christianity. And I just find this so. I find the so -fensive. There are things in Christianity where they're placing Christianity at least in the way that I look at it again, stating once again for the record very very room temperature IQ individual. Right here talking I'm no philosopher scholar, certainly not a historian. but I know things that God reserved for himself. And things that God keeps. Yes I am not allowed to touch right, and I shouldn't go there. Right? Telling people who's going to go to heaven and Hell. That's one. God determines these things and it's not really up for me. I don't want that weight on my shoulder. You know your own personal, so that's why you'll never find you on the street corner with a sign, right? You're going to hell. You'll never find. That is a thing that God reserves something that God reserves from. The earliest stories, the earliest earliest stories the earliest story is creation. And so when God makes when God creates. The World God creates human beings animals, he gives them their their shape or form. And he creates Adam when he creates eve he he creates them in his own image immutable, and so when you have a movement in America right now, that is saying that because of your skin color. You've sinned. You've committed a wrong based on the way God made you well how God made you was wrong. What God gave you how God put together was incorrect were smarter than God. The the way God made. This type of person is incorrect. I can't think of a thing. That's more offensive. on level. Then to look a crater in the face. You do believe in God than to look him in the face and say you messed this all up your your hundred percent. We're going to go after these people because of how you made them so there there's a there. There's very important Old Testament story arc typically reinforces this and you have to understand God reserves certain things for himself. To Tallahassee and of knowledge fullness of sovereignty. And so. You saw in the earliest teachings of Genesis human beings pushed the boundaries. Totally disobey God sends a flood. Not Soon for after in Genesis Eleven. Human being say. Let's try to create a tower that goes all the way to the heavens. Let's create it to tally ourselves a monopoly. Monopoly, knowledge monopoly on power artifically what that means is that we are going to become God. That's what the tower battlements. We're GONNA. It's GonNa be so beautiful there will be the greatest thing ever will touch the heavens. We're going to be. All knowing and all powerful out of God react to that. He said. I will respond to this with chaos and confusion. Because that's reserved for me. On the one that gets to choose how this place is designed how it operates, and you are in total depravity of sin as a human, being scattered all throughout the nation's see people look at the Tower of Babel. Story Wrong Arthur typically they say oh well. It's God saying that we have to try to learn to communicate with each other. That's nonsense. That's not the correct interpretation stead it's. Where in the world? Is anyone trying to create? A totally autonomous structure to try to supersede God. Ask yourself that question. Where are a group of people trying to create? A structure we know in the twentieth century. That was the Soviet Union. Correct we know in the twentieth century. That was Mussalini settling. We even know in the early. Twentieth Century Rockerfeller tried to do it. In a business way. I'm going to monopolize everything. God will crush you. Scatter you, and you will go back to chaos and confusion. So what you have now is social planning utopian. Driven people that are trying to create their own fullness into talented totality of. The planet and so. They don't like the way God made. People that are white. The left doesn't because they don't like God. In fact, they don't believe in God. And for God is dead. DID THEY FULFIL NICHE? I mean Nietzsche accurately. Predicted the entire twentieth century. He accurately predicted this idea of group. Guilt is going to end awful. He Basically said the twentieth century is GonNa be a bloodbath and he was right. It was the bloodiest deadliest century ever in recorded history why? It wasn't because. Of private property was actually because people trying to get rid of private property, Mao fifty five million people killed dead, murdered Stalin probably sixty million. Hitler anywhere between fifteen to twenty million. miscellany. Who knows Pol Pot who knows put altogether hundred million people dead through collective experiments. Do you know what they were trying to do? They're trying to get a return back to autocratic feudalism. Do you know how it worked in the Fourteenth Century? which is how they want it to work now? Your father did a horrible thing. You're banished for five generations. That's what they're saying to us now. They're saying to us. You are a certain skin color. People of your skin color were awful to people of different skin color in the eighteen sixties. Therefore, you're banished. This is against the Christian ethic, which is your made in the image of God, you're uniquely created your own individuals, your thoughts or feelings on characteristics and spirituality. You can have salvation even if your father is a piece of garbage. Even if your aunt is like the worst person ever, your bloodline does not dictate your destiny. That's a Christian ethic. You know how we know this in the conversion of Paul. The conversion of Paul is like the greatest store we have in the Bible of your past does not have to be your destiny. That Paul a Roman Jew, who is literally a Gestapo enforcer who oversaw the execution of Steven was like power. You throw a couple more stones on him I. Don't know if he's hurting. Enough was literally pulse job. Encounters Jesus Christ. Total conversion. And goes on a ministry that changes Christianity forever and writes the and basically entire testament. His bloodline was not his destiny. E- became something totally new. We as Christians believe in the forgiveness and the liberation from your sin. The left doesn't believe that. And by the way the Bible tells us that Satan will remind you of your sin regularly and routinely. Whereas Christ will liberate you from your sin. You're a new person. You're born in new so the Christian ethic that bout built Western civilization that wasn't even fully fulfilled because we had to fight a war over it. We had amendments, but the idea. The preamble constitution never changed. Is that the isn't that so cool that the foundation was laid, but it wasn't fulfilled until later, and now we're trying to digress back into those tribal things those that tribal devolution. This is so anti Western so dangerous and they admit Benny everything that we know to be true. They WANNA. 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Don't ever judge. An entire group of people based on the actions of one individual in that group. Don't ever take someone's stint color and prejudge them based on the way God made them. And don't ever need anyone other than God well, let's let's play this out. I want left this to tell me that you know how this conversation will go. We'll see. Let's pretend you're right. Let's pretend that we should embrace blood guilt. Or collective guilt. Do. You know anything about my bloodline. The Kirk spot. And the civil war. For the Union. We fought to free the slaves. My bloodline on my father's side from Awesome Minnesota were community organizers for the Republican Party the nineteen twenties to ensure the women's right to vote. And to allow black representation to increase. The nineteen sixties. My party, my family in Chicago in defiance. The Richard Daily and John Fitzgerald Kennedy's wishes. For organizing against the Union. To try to pass the Civil Rights Act. So if you're a judge me by bloodline. Despite what my family has done. I got to prove myself. So, you can't hold it against me, nor can you be held up based on the sins? Or the merits. Or the moral work of who preceded you because your own individual? You're not connected to. Whomever is before you. You have your own characteristics uniquely formed and shaped by our creator. The left doesn't believe that. The way tribalism worked is your part of this specific? Character this specific unit. Can't break out of it. Sorry, you're done. Do you know? Do you know why the left wants? Tribalism, two two reasons one some of them actually believe that it will be better than what they considered to be a tyrannical western experiment that is so nonsensical, and it's ludicrous, pathological, and honestly schizophrenic really is. But the second group. They want tribalism. This! Tribes are the easiest to control. In fact if you want a total complete control, if you WANNA, make yourself, God. If you WANNA. Make yourself an alter if you wanted to be a Demi God. You wouldn't want WanNa bunch of free thinking individuals that own property. Are you kidding me? That's like the hardest group of people that control. Now, sorry I got my own family. I go to church. You're fine, but you're not. The most thing in my life and these atheists left is like no like this. I'm important. That's why they want to destroy the church. That's why they wanted to troy private property because all of a sudden. Stripped that autocrat becomes really really important. It's malevolent. Because they don't believe in an afterlife, they don't believe in creed or the only thing they have is right here and right now and all that matters is that seventy five eighty your window that they can maximize their pleasure and exploit all of us. That's what they want. And now some of them say we're going to a better place. We're going to improve everything so let me get this straight. You're confined intellectual capacity. And your philosopher King Type Roundtable is going to save us from what exactly we need to be safe from you if you think that way. because. We have countless experiments of the twentieth century of people like you. That quickly turns into a hundred million people. That is a bloodbath. It became. Crystal clear to me resident of DC. Much to your hatred. The, Kingdom of. The Kingdom of DC became evidently clear, but this is a abjectly bankrupt movement. That has nothing at its heart other than vile hatred of America and Marxism. When love of Isis, but yeah, when I woke up in the morning and found group that call themselves. anti-fascists call themselves ANTIFA on face. Call themselves anti-fascists. A mark intern by the way May made up marks in term. For political press reasons this group was vandalizing and desecrating the war memorial now. Why would they do that if you are antifascist? Then I think we can at the very least agree that the worst fascist regime was Hitler's Nazi Germany. Third Reich and the most effective murder machine in. Last Hundred Years was unspeakable evil. Was that and so this? Desecrating the memorial to the men and women who fought. True Fascism is most vile form. There's. There's absolutely. No. No, sense in it and nothing but moral bankruptcy. Then you look down the mall and you see the Lincoln Memorial also desecrated defaced by this movement. This movement call themselves anti-racists. Get their desecrating the Lincoln. Memorial obviously we are. All were Americans were aware of what Abraham Lincoln. Did what the Union army did what your? Family did. fighting for the Lincoln Art fighting for the Union army. And so if you're going to desecrate. The memorial to the generation that fought fascism in its worst form. In, last year's end, the memorial to the man who to who signed the mass page proclamation. Who is a Republican and you're? GonNa Call Yourself. You're in. Call yourself a antifascist. But they actually don't anti-racist. And so what you're saying hyper logical, and they see all of those as constructs though of society that must be destroyed now they use the terminology Antifa because you have people joy, Reid that end up defending them Lego, who could possibly against against fascist as if the label is the talent the totality of their activity. Oh Charlie. Are you aware that you and I are both against the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea? Democratic Oh. Could we in their full and their republic? How could we be against the Chinese Communist Party? They just WANNA help. People live more community. Yes, it's the People's Party. That's right. How can you be people? This is something that is the branding intentionally. This is something that I don't understand. If you're going to talk about branding and I do a lot of branding all day long, and you're wearing. Taxation is theft shirt that's good and by TSA. Dot Com hello. Why hasn't the Republican Party? Branded itself as the Party of freedom, the Party of equality. Key talked me through. Talk me through history, the proud history that conservatives and Republicans should all own and be excited about. And Tell me once and for all. Why why are these leftist lies being told about the history of our Party and our Movement as Republicans? The party never switched. The Republican Party was founded as an anti slavery, party and Ripen Wisconsin. It was advocated for people like thaddeus Stevens, and eventually embraced by slave abolitionist. Abraham Lincoln we'd never actually even saw his vision come to pass. The Republican Party has always been about. The liberation and the flourishing of every individual made in the image of God remember. The negatives of America are universal. The positives are unique. Would I, mean by that country in the history of civilization had slavery few fought worst end it, and even fewer were able to survive those wars and flourish passed it. The Republican Party throughout its entire history past the thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendment Amendment unanimously with no Democrat support none zero nothing the party KKK. Part is a party. Democrats, the PECORA KKK is the Democrat Party. A question. WHO's? Focused on skin color right now like really focused on our skin color Democrats who was focused on skin color in the eighteen sixties Democrats. The Civil Rights Act. Passed An advocate for Republicans in the House and the Senate, now some people will say well. It was signed by a Democrat. Lyndon Baines Johnson because he had no choice. He wanted the Democrats to switch and take this positive movement, and he saw it, and he said I'll only pass the civil. Rights Act if you give me something in return. The Great Society which ended up being the most disastrous set of policies ever in the history of black America, in fact, the liberal welfare state. Some could argue. Did so much damage to black America in fact, any sort of damage that slavery did before it was multiplied because a liberal welfare state for example fatherless-ness prior to the Great Society Program. Fatherless-ness in the black community was around twenty two percent twenty to twenty five percent. Thirty years after the Great Society Program. When the seventy five percent Thomas Seoul says this black economist, he says the liberal welfare state did more damage. To Black America than a hundred years of segregation. Did Post America? That's Thomas Soul? Saying not me. So. The Republican Party is always been the party. Of You as an individual matter. Your skin color is indifferent to me. The Democrats have always been focused on skin color. The Democrats are the ones that said segregation today segregation tomorrow. The Republicans were the one that called in the National Guard and called in. Using the eighteen o seven insurrection act signed by that that was under debate now by Tom Cotton guess what twice the Eisenhower us the Insurrection Act federal troops to quell racist rebellions against white people. How about the National Rifle Association? Those of us that argue for gun ownership, the National Rifle Association's the longest lasting and strongest civil rights organization in the history of the country. Do you know how they got their start arming southern blacks against the KKK? Why do we want people to own firearms? Because we know the world is broken. We want good people to defend themselves against bad people. Why do we want? Individuals to be able to flourish, because we believe every person matters Democrats, they believe in collectivize control and went from the plantation. Where they literally owned black people. They realized that their time was over with, and the war was won by the Union. So then the Democrats transition do not don't let them in my communities. Republicans were pushing for integration. Republicans were pushing. For Black Senators, which did get elected under the Republican Party they'll never tell you that simultaneously in the early nineteen hundreds the Republican Party pushed for women's suffrage. You can thank Republican. Party for women's right to vote. That was not the Democrat Party. That was the Republican Party, the thirties and forties. It was Democrats who did not want blacks to serve in the United States military. And it was Republicans pushed for the total and full integration desegregation of our armed forces. It was Dwight D Eisenhower who served from President Sir President from nineteen, two to nineteen sixty that fout fought tooth and nail against bitter southern Democrats. Now people say well. Don't you understand the party switch? Then then if the party switched wiser, the only one Democrat senator and one Democrats Congressman switched parties from Democrat to Republican. You know why switched. Because as the south became considerably less racist. It became more Republican. Wouldn't it be the other way around? Wouldn't it be that? If the South got less racist, it'd be more Democrat. In fact as the South decided to betray racist roots, it embraced Republican righteousness. It did stay Democrat the less racist they became. The Republican Party made a mistake though. The Republican Party in the late eighties and early nineties became a part of Greenwich. Became a party of cocktail parties schemes have best centrally plan our country. That turned a blind eye to urban America, because their votes are kind of irrelevant and let Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton deal with the inner city because they don't matter to us. Mayor, Giuliani never believed that he said every citizen New York matters to me. That's why he was elected as a Republican of New York City. But we as Republicans did. Not Take Black America. And the crisis in Black America's. The Great Society Program, which is nice systemic racism by the way. It was not systemic racism. For the reason why. Black America was suffering. Instead it was Democrat exploitation from political advantage of what was. Is the Democrats saying? How can we create policies that will destroy their ambition? Destroy their imagination. Take the father's out of the home and turn it in to Democrat, controlled precincts, and they accomplished our goal completely and totally. Here's what the Republican Party needs to reassume the mantle as the Party of American Liberation 'cause. It's our party Benny that freed the slaves, not the Democrats. It's our party. That Abraham Lincoln said. I am the first Republican president. It was our party that elected Dwight D Eisenhower, who stood against bitter southern segregationists. It was our party that tore down the Berlin Wall to free human beings Republican Party Freedom of Human Beings Democrat Party bondage of human beings, literal bondage of human beings, and they used to own slaves Democrat part, the Democrat Party thinks they own black people because they used to. Here's where the Republican Party needs to really get serious. Assume in genda. That is intellectually harmonic to why the party was founded. In Wisconsin In the eighteen sixties. School choice for black kits. Restoring Fathers Back in the home. We are going to have strong vibrant communities again where every human being succeed, and we will fight. The Democrat party collective. Ideology, every single turn. Republican Party's the Party of American liberation. I don't hear that enough for them instead I. here's a corporate tax cuts. I hear stuff about. Fighting Foreign Wars at don't represents the interests of the middle class. If you ask any honest individual that cares about the betterment of our country are begging Republicans do this many. They're saying police. Will you talk? About how you're going to improve working people's lives in why Donald Trump was Sony's. His Co. Donald Trump's wait a second. I'm a Republican. Because I actually thought for Liberation I guess I was a metropolitan. Democrat but I never really believed a lot of the stuff they said, but for the plumber, the attrition the welder. The person that lays tile for a living. For Black America I'm going to communicate knew Donald. Trump's the only president Republican candidate since h.w Bush maybe in the nineties. You had Bob Dole do this. Maybe who actually asked the Black America vote for him? So for Black America. That's watching this. I'm not going to say. What do you have to lose, do you? Don't you have to gain you gain? You have a liberation where you can have a flourishing unlike the word of the Democrat selling you reparations. 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Save on interest, law your monthly payment. Get debt free faster, credible dot com slash charlie. If, you are A. Republican, And you are listening to this podcast or watching this on Youtube or facebook or twitter? And what you just heard. Is something that should make you proud. There's movement out there. That is attempting to shame. You make you wake up in the morning and feel ashamed of how you believe or who you voted for. You should be proud of your history as a conservative, you should be proud of your history as Republicans and the people who should be apologizing and should feel ashamed of the people who walk into the DNC and work every day, but it's also an intellectual incongruency. That's exactly right. Have Democrat behind their last name and run for office. They should feel ashamed of their party's history, and they should be ashamed, and if there's anyone who should be apologizing right now, it should be the Democratic Party for the treatment of black Americans, not anyone now the today and forever the Democrat Party's history. Let's be honest. The Democrats history of black people have has been the worst track record of any governance that I've ever seen in American history. I won't say ever that wouldn't be fair. Because there's obviously international examples worse than that, but in American history you can't point to an example of a group that has been mistreated by a political party more than Black America with Democrats. It's amazing. Because in my neighborhood in Washington DC A majority black neighborhood. And my wife and I have lived there for five years. There's all there's. It's working class neighborhood but there's a wide variety of people living in our neighborhood, and here's what I hear. On a daily basis, a daily basis, treat me like a human being. No one's asking for special treatment. They're asking for an opportunity in America. Nobody's asking for kneeling or reparations or to be treated like anything other than a human. WHO's my neighbor? Who is also living in America with Zip Code in America, born as an American. What's also amazing? Is that the there are multiple black immigrants in my neighborhood who have come here from various African countries? You will never find someone who is more appreciative. Of their opportunities in this country. Then someone who is a recent immigrants especially if they come from extreme poverty. And, that generally holds true there, obviously some notable exceptions to that, but the generally holds true and in my experience. Wanting Simple A. Simple to simply treated equally as a human being. Is What my neighbors seek and I- I coached their kids in football. I'm with them. for their parties in there in the backyard and. They want. Nobody's asking for special treatment. This entire complex seems like a complex. It's it's not reflective of the reality. That I see on a daily basis in my neighborhood. You know why, because designed by white liberal elites, the Messianic Complex to continue to keep black people down. That's why this is. Not a black led movement, and for the black politicians that do advance it like Sheila jackson-lee and maxine waters and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. It's not unheard of to have leaders that actually don't try to solve the problem if the problem benefits politically or financially. I mean if if Black America, started to really emerge into the upper middle class which I know they can, I know of policies can get them there and I, actually advocate for them on like the bitter white liberal racists that run our country. Like Joe. Biden was a segregationist sympathizing Chinese, agents anti-american confused individual. When you've Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton. You have their question if they get up into the upper middle class. Does that help or hurt Al Sharpton. If all of a sudden black, America's income goes up to seventy eighty nine hundred thousand dollars a year. Do you think they're going to continue to listen? To maxine waters or inland Omar Alexandra Qazi Cortez's grievance politics. Do you think they're gonNA? Take that seriously or do you think they're gonna be kind of dismissive of it? You're going to be like. Yeah, actually my life is. Pretty good. And so people then say we'll Charlie. There are systemic barriers that are preventing black, America from succeeded fair enough imposed by Democrat politicians and Democrats city councils and Democrat mayors and Democrat National Presidential Candidates Wild Republicans refused. To even. Engage with these communities I put repulsed at Republicans as well school choice for black kids destroy. The Democrats are union cartel. It's that simple. You Got Thirteen schools in Baltimore. Kid can't read. Every teacher should be fired fired. In fact, they should be privately sued for malpractice educational malpractice for still getting paid. Do you want. My job would look like if I had an over seven thousand track record for the kids that I dealt with yet. These people are still getting full pay and pensions. They should be run out of the school system. And guess what? These, people say well. They're really tough to teach what you are racist. because. I think the teacher unions might be. They want the perpetual failing of the schools I think reading's a civil right I really do. I have a radical a populist opinion that if you can't read the Constitution United, states. That your government has not served you. I think if you cannot read the preamble by the age of fourth or fifth grade, if you can't read every word and know what it means generally I know there's some words that are kind of difficult there, but if you cannot read. The preamble the constitution. And the bill of rights and the articles in the constitution. I think the government has failed you as a civil rights issue. And, so how do we get people that we will? We know how we do this. We know what schools work don't work. We know the most important thing to impact. A Kid's future is not funding. Because inner city schools have more than Enough Funding Baltimore schools have fund even more than suburban schools, and there's ridiculous systemic racism video going around with it, I debunked. debunking of it has gone viral millions of US, were they? Know that whole video, so unbelievably racist because they assume. That the poor person is black and white person. Is You know the the porpoise black on the rich person's whites? The assumptions are so stereotypical, but in Florida for example every student gets the same amount of funding from the state capital. They do not fund their schools through property taxes Florida, being the fourth or fifth biggest state in the entire country, the overgeneralization that video is incredible malpractice, and it should be taken down disinformation by the tech companies. Be Honest with you. But it won't be of course. So. What do we do about this? We need to have A. Marshall, plan for our inner cities, not forgiving people money. Marshall Plan was US government intervention in eastern Europe after World War Two rebuild Eastern Europe. We need something big and bold. But. Guess what some of it has to be. Our welfare programs resigned design about rebe rebuilding the family, not subsidizing fatherless-ness I want you to understand the imagery here right now. When you pay your taxes, you guys are paying your taxes coming up in July. July fifteenth because we moved the date. Pay Your taxes senator. You know that we have thousands of people US government payroll that go knock on doors. To make sure fathers aren't in the home. It's the fatherless-ness enforcement squad. The seriously they go knock on doors and they say excuse me Mrs Smith. We know you're getting welfare. Check single mother check. We're just here to make sure you're actually single mother. We're paying. Our own people to make sure the family stay broken. Now. The intention is what we have to help. Single mothers I totally agree with that by the way I think we should. But the intention. Has, now been turned into a subsidy to keep the family broken. In fact, it's even worse than that. It's a subsidy to make sure that the mother never gets married. In fact, there's a subsidy. To. Reinforce the cowardness of the man that abandons the family. Because then he has out like well I. Don't want you lose your check. I don't you to lose your check. If I marry, you are, income might be altered. And so the opposite you should subsidize the good behavior now some people say well. That will do harm because it will keep abusive families to got I'm sure there's some provisions that can be written in that if a man ends up being abusive to the woman, but how at this how about you have a sunset period to it and by the way? Why is the government involved this at all? This should be a church. Light Issue Block granted to private religious institutions. That will then Dole it out. And, then you could, you could go through that capacity. So. Here's here's here's. How you kind of summarize this. You've have black leader Democrats that. Are Missing incentivized to actually keep black people poor. And I can't think of anything more than that. There was a time. This is a another Thomas Soul, who is absolutely required viewing and reading especially in this moment in American history. And there was a time after the civil. Rights Act was passed where the? Black middle class was growing at a faster pace, far more blistering pace than the white middle-class. If I'm if I'm remembering my data once again, sourcing to Tom sold. Correctly, Also a spectacular quote from him is about how those who wished to keep us racially. Divided are doing so because they lose all power when. There's racial harmony. The Point is to keep people divided. Yes, and I find that again. Abjectly and absolutely. Insidious it is, it's antithetical to the American, experiment is antithetical to the Christian basis and founding of our nation, and in in in quite blunt terms. It damaged. It's racist. Of course it is, it's just the racism left is racist. The right is not now. Are there individuals on the very fringe identity, -Tarian. Right if you hate, these terms left versus right because they're so freaking accurate, that might be racist yet. Guess what you know what we do with those people we kick them out. And we do. They have no place in our movement. But then you have entire superstructures and the Democrat party that are the most bitterly racist people that advance. It admitted like Joe Biden. Quite a time. Quite a time right now. It'd be living in this country. How do conservatives. Reclaim that proud history. Of Being Party of freedom because the alternative has never been more dire well. I am a firm believer to put to put a point on this. WE'LL BE MAKING A. Feature length documentary about this a turning point. USA very soon, but I'm a firm believer that. The real enemy right now in the American streets and the real enemy right now that is torching your business and performing to the letter. What their instruction manual has been given to them, is Marxist it's Marxism and. Modernised, but yeah, yeah, it's it's they're co, the the the the copy and paste of Karl Marx And the Communist manifesto in every communist revolution that has toppled capitalism is being employed right now in our country. I do find it also very I. Should chillingly ironic that if you go through the Communist manifesto and you ask at the very end they ask. What does a Communist society looked like what is the perfect society? Look like well You have guaranteed federal job. Give guaranteed basic income. You have. free, education? Government. Run Free Education. You have a state that is more powerful than the church. You have the destruction and demonization of private industry private property. The bourgeois cease to exist. There should be no millionaires or billionaires. That is the tenants of the modern left. Spelled out plainly in eighteen forty eight by Karl Marx. It is de Platt the plank the platform. The Party will put forward at the DNC convention in a couple of months. They'll do God again. And so if you were to ask where the major where the major cultural rift is right now. I would argue that far more than white versus black the actual. The actual. Rub is freedom versus tyranny right now. Yes, and do you know what most Republicans and Conservatives and pundits say? When you. Bring up socialism as their reason why you can't support it. Think about the talking point, you hear so often. That sucks. How are you going to pay for? What an awful weak! Cowardly. Morally questionable response. How many times have you heard that? Benny a lot. How are we going to pay for a horrible talking? Point? Of course you could pay for. Or she would pay, but think about the question. You've already admitted that it's valid yeah. So every time we talk about it every not every person with so many people. But how are you gonNA pay for this. One then second. What if I could? Is it a good idea? We've just proven that you can print trillions out of nowhere six trillion dollars for fun. Instead, the question should be or the response should be. Your ideas are evil. Your ideas have led to a body count of one hundred million, plus even if they didn't let's pretend that there wasn't a cemetery of one hundred million human beings that if I listen every name I'd be here for the next six years to give an idea of how long it would take. Of every human being, that's died under autocratic collectivism in the last five hundred years because it hasn't just been. Under Marxism there's UNISOM? People have used collectivized control for so long. But let's pretend that. We've just reinvented it. It still evil. His. You. Are Your own sovereign human being. You are not a slave to the state. Rights or what you have in the state of nature. Rights are not given to you by the state. They are not. Rights are given to you by God. Naturally, So if you were alone in the forest. What do you have? Your right to consciousness. You're right to property what you create. Your right to speech. You right to defend your existence. You're right to not have some autocrat. Come and steal whatever you might have from you. In the state of nature. That's. The baseline of rights! We call the negative rights actually. Not Positive rights negative rights are we are worried. They're going to be taken away from us. That's the way we design our government. John Locke through the most amazing scholarship on this at any other person inspired the founding more so than any other person. And in the Declaration of independence are birth, certificate says clearly laws of nature, nature's God. When you write King George. You know what they were really saying. The higher power than you. Do you know what we don't talk about enough? In the founding of America what was America before Seventeen, seventy six? Years religious colonies of people that read the Bible every single day, and that were under some form of self rule that understood the scriptures that understood that there should not be anything higher than God and King. George was playing God with the colonies. And King Georgia's becoming the oppressive ruler, the Tower of Babel if you will king George was trying to poke and prod the American colonists, and it's because their belief in a higher power that they were compelled to revolution, and even then only three percent of the American population actually participated in the revolution, only thirty percents supported the revolution in fact, thirty percent of Americans during the revolution were helping the Brits. In fact. Thirty percent did nothing thirty percent participated three percent fought and thirty percent helped the Brits like Benedict Arnold. And so you have this incredible experiment. And so people say in the manifesto as you mentioned free housing, free this free. That like that's evil. We gotTA start talking on moral terms now man not technocratic, utilitarian corporate to Oh, well I don't think it's good for our bottom line that will destroy business. You're going to first of all irrelevant immaterial, and you're going to lose on that argument instead you. must you need a much more deeper philosophical point which is rights cannot be given to you. It's not something you get in a bread line or old country buffet. Oh, you have a right to healthcare. That's nonsense. You have a right to health care. What we do, you have a right to be able. To not have the government. Get in the way of what you see most important most fit in your life. and. The, lack of people, being able to articulate this and understand, this has led to our. Road. To Tyranny A. Road Serfdom, so you have Republicans that say well how you GonNa pay for your basically admitting. That you got nothing except. Or the other talking point, which is equally as bad is it's not as good as you think it is Yep free healthcare. It's actually a pretty bad idea. Because healthcare is gonNA suck. No even if it was great, I don't want it. Even if the healthcare worked you, you're going to lose utilitarian argument to 'cause. They will publish study after study through their mass propaganda machine to convince people. It's a good idea. Where they'll never be able to convince anyone is should government do that? That's where the terrain must be fought on. This and Republicans have refused to do that for far too long. What is the? Call to action. For a moment when the mob! Can Storm the gates of the White House. The mob can break into a historic church. That has been around for two hundred years. The Church of President in light it. Ablaze. And then you watch the. The bishop of that Church. Condemn the president. For standing outside with Bible. What moment are we in right now? In America where it's, it's seen as permissible. Burn churches. Where was the America of I? Believe my earlier in my life. I turned thirty four this week. Where a burning of anything and mosque synagogue a church regardless of the denomination. More, you know more mature shrine. Yes, and then all leaders would have coalesced around that moment right all lead. There would have been this great gatherings this revival of the church. Saying this is wrong, even if it happened to a mosque or synagogue, everyone would have said this is wrong. Christians posting black squares. Where was that? Why were guys like you and I? In this extreme minority online who were standing up and saying well? I'll tell you right now. And for people watching this subscribe to my show, have a very important message coming out tomorrow and the name of the episode. Is this personal? I on the show coming out tomorrow irate I literally push the fire alarm. This, is it? I I'm not trying to be too. Hyperbolic, or to you know me, I. Don't get into this kind of language that often, but if this continues. Where so few people speaking out with the cowards running the roost, and with courageous people coming under the assault that we have to come under, we will not have a country in a decade will not. will not have a country. This is not something that you can go collect signatures and petition afterwards. You can't vote this upper down in an election. This is a thing now and justice. And, so, what's the call to action? Stop Being Freakin Coward. Stop Stop worrying. Endlessly about what your friends aren't your friends, who are you? Are you Patriot or you going to be part of that thirty percent that helped King George. Are you, GonNa be part of that thirty percent that go helped the enemy. You can go be Benedict Arnold, because if you art to clear colors now, and we'll fight with our small fighting men, and we will die standing and fighting not in our niece. They WANNA take every single one of us out. If there is a button to take out turning point Charlie Kirk, Sean Benny Johnson and Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson Sean Hannity and rush. Limbaugh and Mark Levin. And every single one of us. If they could push that button, they would do it in an instant one second. and. They are trying to move the overton window. The overton window from what is unthinkable to what is acceptable, but also go the other way from what is acceptable to unthinkable. where I will tweet something white, privilege is a racist myth. Rooted in untruth designed to destroy our country. Something tweeted for five years now I'm getting calls that people are getting kicked out of school and getting fired from their job for liking retweeting something. I've been tweeting for five years that because one evil police officer, three police officers that did nothing in coward. This is not something that's hard to find. All of a sudden, that single incident is a reason why we have to reconfigure the entire Western society. One bad police officer, who does something evil, and kills a man on the side of the street is a reason to destroy everything that our grandfathers, and our forefathers, Fox and blood in the streets. One bad police officer is the reason we have to destroy wilmore morals. One bad police officers read the burnt down at two hundred year old church. One bad police officer is the reason why we now have to distribute millions of dollars. Dollars from Corporate America to the most radical elements of black lives matter that wants to destroy the western prescribe nuclear family, one bad evil police officer. You're trying to tell me is now the reason why we have to have NFL players going through multiple apologies for standing with the flag, one bad police officers, the reason working at basically destroy our countries that what is that what I'm hearing 'cause? That's basically what I'm hearing right now. Because usually overton window only changes after some like Pearl Harbor nine eleven. Not One police officer that puts a neck on an unarmed black man who does something evil. That singular incident is not our country. We're not systemically. Racists were systemically racist. So if you're telling me that one police officer, one guy and three hours around him and again, cowards are not hard to find that that does not. Surprise me. Read history. Okay, read history. That video should trouble any civil in decent human being. But that video should not be. A license for the arson of America. That license. That video is not a reason to. Cap The button to decide to destroy to push the thermonuclear weapon on Western society. So just so I'm understanding one incident Minnesota. Is the straw that breaks the camel's back and if that's the case. Shame on America. If. We're GONNA. Let one individual. And three cowards. Break, our country in half. We didn't have much of a country. We didn't. As. We're stronger than this at least I thought we were. Ouch! If you know the history of America, you'll know exactly how much this country has gone through. What kind of country it is! You'll realize that it's a country that always reforms itself. A country of reform there's no such thing as a purpose and country of self correction, yes, and that is the Western story, and so the Matrix human beings that decision making matrix. Human beings are broken by original sin epochal idea right unlike the resilient idea that human beings are broken only because the system around them, his broken by people. That weren't smart enough. That's the left things that's I want to get rid of prisons. Get rid of police. The system they think is making human beings do bad things. We think that human beings are naturally awful. Therefore, we first and foremost WANNA make sure that government does not get used by the awful human beings against us. That's kind of a basic thing, but secondly the idea of Western society is pursuit towards gradual. Intentional. Disciplinary Self Correction. Not Radical Progressive Revolution. Right because we also know that if you radically try to redefine something big, and you get it wrong. You're going to get far worse than what you were trying to correct. And so the story of America, women's suffrage, the civil rights in the nineteen sixties, the civil war, the suffrage of black voters a gradual. Pursuit of self correction, but also the restraint against things that should not have to happen. Like actually saying not really really bad ideas. But Ronald, Reagan was so good at shutting down the left wanted this to happen like thirty years ahead of time. Like the left actually wanted their communist revolution happened in the eighties. We convinced ourselves that in the Cold War. It was a one-sided Cold War that we the only ones that were sending agents into the other country. And we never had the multidimensional maturity. Ever think if the KGB. We're sending people in our country. Green, we knew we were sending spy planes over Moscow. We were sending people in Eastern Europe. We know that agency has set it and you know people that have done it. Did, you ever think that? Maybe the Soviets were sending people into our country. Did you ever have the navy? The wow, a country of one hundred million people that controls most of the eastern hemisphere controls Afghanistan as an outpost ninety miles from. Miami and Cuba has overthrown. Rhodesia and turned it into Zim Bob Way. Do. You ever think that maybe they're also trying to infiltrate us. And if that's so, which is a logical presupposition. Did they ever leave. Did they ever stop? What we're seeing now is the thirty year byproduct. Of A lot of eastern Soviet forces. That played nice people like Bernie Sanders. That's why honeymoon there. He was honeymooning there because he got insight into their plan to radically redefine Western society. You didn't honeymoon there because of the weather. Didn't honeymoon there because they have really good beaches in Stalingrad. He definitely didn't honeymoon there because he was. Overly interested in learning about Russian literature. Of which Russian literature stop being worthwhile as soon as they took over the brecon country and burned all the books. Rasputin is only as good as like a couple of pages of it. It's informative, but it's kind of awful. No. He went there because he wanted the instruction manual. Bernie Sanders honeymoon there because he wanted to go to boot, CAMP That's why we have videos of Bernie Sanders. Chill out laughing. With his best buddies honeymoon, we have a video of it. So burning learn. Birdie was informed he wasn't alone. Like when you go back to America. You'll a lot of other comrades that will be vocal and vocal, and you know where he found most of his friends. In the university? In the universe have bitterly hates our country. And now you're seeing the byproduct of our broken rotten university system. They've educated so many upper middle class suburbanites because we hypnotized people on the upper income distribution they must send their college will leave. Their kids do elite schools and they wonder. Why are my kids does hey why they hate America well first of all you're donating. Hundreds of millions of dollars for those schools number one number two. You wonder why they hate America. The entire institution hates our country. They literally have Confucius Institutes on over one hundred US campuses that are funded by the Chinese Communist Party. Maybe, this'll be a moment when America realizes that the Cold War never ended. The wall fell, but the cells in the sleeper cells of the agents never disappeared, and people say Oh Charlie. What's your basis for this? Go back to KGB testimony of. Now come out and they've said that this was done that. The useful idiots of America will be the downfall. This has been declassified agency memos now it's all public. People talking about it. It is amazing how? History repeats and it's amazing how I'm being just. How how this can't happen without two groups. I did deterioration religious groups hating each other? And? These elements saw. The black lives matter movement and moment as Trojan horse. Amen to push these elements into the streets. And there was a barrier that could protect them, and they could go out and be radical in this name, and they co op this movement. They could go off this movement and attempt to co-opt America. An attempt to fundamentally tear down our history. OUR GOVERNMENT OUR RIGHTS And do it in a way that Marx would have been proud of so. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA continue with the bad news and I'm GonNa tell you some good news. Bad News is conservatives aren't even getting close to finding right now. We're not even close. In fact, we are the most docile of ever seen us. And now there's a reason for this. The lockdowns contributed to a greatly. We've atrophied. Our muscles have grown week. You and I. We never stopped fighting because the lockdown. Thought harder thought better more agile. But we're not like most conservatives, but for the first time the trump presidency. Run Defense why. Because they literally took his rallies away. They took away the heartbeat from the moment he announced they took it away off the table. Perfect time to attack greatest asset of the enemy when when that is gone in all military type technology booklets, if you read military strategy of which I do art of war, when the greatest asset of the enemy gets removed from the equation. That's when you attack could be because of a hurricane, a storm supply chain disruption whatever it is, that's when you go for the jugular right there. That's what they've done. Donald trump is not able to communicate with his base. You can't monopolize the new cycle instead. He has left social media communications finally getting Israelis back, thank goodness. That's why we felt like Ryan. Defense, right? It's felt like we'd been in this perpetual retreat for months. Like everywhere I turn. There's another leftist Bal the police. Oh Great! They just took cops off TV. Oh okay, we can't go to. Church couldn't go to church on Easter. Marijuana shops remain open. Oh. The BLASIOS defunding entire New York Police Department, basically a mayor Eric Garcetti hundred million outside of. What is going on? It's like this because the left is in record aggressive offensive mode. We're on defense. The reason this is happening is because we're not actually pushing that their actual cowards. Do you notice? A left was so scrambled for so long because we were actually pushing them backwards, we were confirming justices. We are putting forth Taverna. We're putting forth gorsuch. We're passing tax reform. We're building the wall. We move the embassy and we had them so scattered, and we'd them so distracted for three and a half years that the left could not focus on a singular issue. That? They didn't have US literally locked down in the homes and ready for revolution. Instead they're like my gosh. He's the Iranian thing is totally screwed up like the Israeli thing is screwed up. The southern border is a total catastrophe, China. Don't even get me started there. The economy's on fire stockmarkets record high. They didn't have enough activists to go getting the streets of every single one of these things like wait. Do we go protest the Israeli embassy or the Iranian embassy or do we go outside of the White House, but what made the made the ingredients for? This is literally shut everything down the shut down the conversation on a singular topic of the Chinese Corona Virus. If you're kind of talking about China, but that issue was kind of difficult for people to wrap their heads around buying them when public opinion with finally turning around the menace of China. This awful incident happens. Awful incident with the prior Ahmad arbitrary incident, which is also unspeakable, but that was on police brutality. Let's just be clear. Right that guy's not a police officer. You might have been formally law enforcement, but he's not a badged and credential police officer shirts Hecht enact like one. The black lives matter saw their movement their moment. They said that's it. Full, court press Tannin of ten the jets. We are doing our defensive. Now. And we as conservatives were not so unbelievably unprepared. I have a note I could show you. I can show it to you in the other room where I said this I literally circled five times, George Floyd. I thought as soon as I saw this thing metastasized. Oh my gosh, they have. They have every ingredient they need. People are bored. People are looking for purpose like the media's looking for a great pivot, because the economy's coming back and reopening, and you see all this. Come together and so. We're on defense is the bad news, so we gotTA stop. We got a re we KINDA got. Ourselves in military terms right? We ve already been retreating. We have to launch counter offensives. So if I'm trump, I'd sign every freaking executive order I have that will make them so distract apart, and Roger Stone Pardon Lieutenant General Michael Flynn I'd move the embassy to Jerusalem. Just a tick them off. I would define the Iranians again I'd slap sanctions on China I declare five emergency declarations on the. The southern border I'd I'd say I'm going to pack the court I put somebody I'm being somewhat facetious here, but you gotta start launching fires here because it's not going in a good direction because they got America hyper focused on a lie and allies are the best instruments of the left, and they repeat that lie. Here's the good news though I have right here, the rules for radicals. Radicals by Saul Linski and they follow this thing to a T., but they're not following it right now. Rule number eight. Keep the pressure on following that right Benny rule number five ridicule is man's most potent weapon. They use that against trump. They try to every single day number thirteen. They followed this rule better and those that don't know rules for radicals. It is the book by Saul. Saul Linski who the playbook left, you want to what the leftist into do before they do it. No the playbook of the left. He literally wrote the dedication this book to Lucifer the first rebel and fallen angel number thirteen. They're following this like Gospel. Pick the target freeze it personalize it. Polarize it my goodness. Are they following that? Are they following that Benny unbelievable? Are they following that? The reason they're following the police officers. They found now where they are failing. Though and why they're going to fail is they're violating one of their rules? You know which one it is. I. Don't have a memorize like number two. Yeah the never go outside the expertise of your people. Do you see that interview on CNN with Minnesota? That's an council. That's why they're going. They're violating their own alinsky rules teller audience. So you have the chairwoman. the Minneapolis City Council and she is going on CNN and being asked by. Alison. A very rational. And completely justified question, which is what happens when a criminal breaks into my home and I- woman and worried inside of my house. WHO DO I call? And the. Person who was pushing this? The woman who is now the face of the defend the police movement looks into the camera and says very directly. Your privileged for not wanting to have your children raped killed for yourself to be murdered. horrifically your privileged. This comes from a place of privilege. If a monster broke into your house, who is ready to do unspeakable evil to you and your family? you need to check your privilege and you sit back and let that monster do that thing. Even if it ends in your death. Fighting, your privilege is more valuable than your life. Shouldn't say precisely that, but anyone who watched knows that is exactly the subtext the subtext was. You shouldn't call the cops. Because calling the cops as, racist. And there you have. The crystallization. Of this number to rule. which is. You shouldn't go outside of your own experience. They're not ready to answer the question, should we? Instead staying disciplined on police brutality and a small gradual march towards abolition of police, they overplayed their hands. They sent some numskull and CNN, who basically invalidates their entire movement? Anyone with a functioning cognitive capacity says I don't know about that so now. Here's the other reason why they are violating one of Alinsky rules, and it's not one of these thirteen, but something. He wrote about a lot Saul Alinsky. said a true radical. Is Not someone who goes in the streets and bashes, windows and Burns. Police cars Alinsky sproat extensively against this sort of activism. He thought it was reprehensible self-defeating. You thought it turned public opinion against socialist communist aims and goals and objectives. Instead Saul Alinsky said it true radical. Slicks back his, hair. Wears a three piece suit. Go to work every single day. Never revealing who he really is but methodically. and Sh- assuredly goes towards his accomplished goal. That true radical for him, so that's disciplined. A radical for him is like Barack Obama ultimate alinskyites Barack. Obama is the absolute embodiment of Saul Linski. Bernie Sanders is not Bernie. Sanders supports the arson Bernie Sanders says the most outrageous things solid skill so talked about in order for a radical to be successful. You have to embrace the symbolic of the country. You're trying to take over. Embrace the flag where the flag talk, good things about the flag say great things about the history of the country rock Obama. There's only there's blue states and red states, but we're all United States of America. You know how you you said that as Bill Clinton but You know. That's a little better I I did have a little kind of a blend of the Clinton at the end. The point being is that Barack. Obama was the perfect alinskyites disobeying their own rules. And here's a very interesting historical observation. This is the first communist movement in the history of the world. That's trying to take over a country while saying they hate that country, right? Typically correct a communist movement. They are ostensibly. Pro The nation. They're trying to take over Fidel. Castro took over Cuba. By saying to the people of Cuba. The rulers here actually aren't Cuban on the pro-cuban. Lennon took over Russia by using the twelfth century imagery of Russia. The Vietnamese Revolution. They said we're actually the ethnic Vietnamese. This communist Marxist Revolution in our country is actually they're saying. We hate the country now. Give us power like what? If they get wise, and they actually end up truly embracing the symbolic, of America, we have a real problem, the problem for them, not problem for us is they have such anti American leaders that just foment rage against our country like it Mar I. Don't know how that pivot is going to happen I don't. Align Omar says nothing but awful things about America not she might as well be. Someone that has been transplanted input into the US Congress and be like. Can you just tell us what if you were not an American congresswoman and you're like I. Don't know working for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. What would you say go like? That was basically her. Marching orders. If you're trying to do that, that's her. It's hard to convince the the working class to go get behind that, but what's dangerous is were burning used to be. Were Bernie used to be when he was like. Why don't why don't we have strong borders? To be an American means to, be fair. That's why we shouldn't have billionaires that old kind of. Let's just say narrative. Bernie was really dangerous for us like super dangerous. Unison saying when he was talking about the baseline of the country. Is actually most compatible with him. The history is actually harmonic with his ridiculously radical ideas, instead the AFC and Presley's. They can't no discipline and there's like the history of our country's incompatible with our ideas and people are like well. Come on, I love this place like why would I want to vote for you man and that's why the communist took power so quickly in Russia, and all these other countries in Russia, and in Italy, that was more fascist, but in India for a short period of time in Southeast Asia Cambodia and Laos and in Korea, 'cause they convince the people that they were the true instruments of the history of the country. They were trying to take over. Email us your questions. Guys freedom it Charlie Kirk. Dot Com freedom at Charlie Kirk Dot Com. We'll take a couple of questions here. Benny that okay it. Hi Benny, what shows are you currently watching? And what are you learning from them Carla from Missouri? Maybe. She's watching Ozark. Is it good. ozark terrific I one of my favorite shows phenomenal. Architect! It's amazing because the masculine. archetype is played by the woman and the feminine archetype is played by the man. It's absolutely terrific. ozark is a great modern depiction of the issues. Suburbia the issues of a kind of. Emaciated Mail. I, don't mean physically, but. Of what happens when a man tries to find his place by doing things that are relying ethical. and. It's terrific. It's about a journey of passage for the young the young individuals in the story. It's terrific. Typically, it is to T-. It's phenomenal. Watching, but so to answer your question. Other than the required viewing of Tucker Carlson tonight in our household and ABS, absolutely required viewing specifically right now. He's just hitting his stride. And one of the last honest and courageous news anchors out there. We follow that. We follow that by. Having. The office. Come on. Because one, the offices, always a good reminder. Of A simpler time. In America we still make the style jokes, we so politically correct jokes and like laugh at the way normal human. Utility of comedy because we're it's dying. Yes dying. Well, there's there's something called. And then something called anti comedy bright, which is like. Comedy for the sake of not being funny comedy for the sake of social change and I. It's killing if you're gonNA. Go and go all the way back to the beginning of our conversation. Like, these are pressure relievers. These let us all know that we're one as a people when we can all get together and laugh at Chapelle or ricky surveys. When we can get together and laugh at our politicians, there was something very special when snl used to be funny and make fun of Democrats and make fun of Leftists and they skewed Al. Gore I was this was when I was very young, but Al Gore's depiction on snl was just hysterical damaging. Let's go a level deeper. Soviets and all the detail, Teheran's band comedy and all this. You know why they banned comedy. Good answers to. Answer first I'll tell you why deeper. Wasn't already know the answer. Why don't you tell me good comedy is truth? So what's actually? Things that you have seen are encountered in the real world that resonate with you that are portrayed in a way that deeply harmonize with personal experience. For example. Michael Scott in the office. says. My favorite quote from Abraham Lincoln is if. You are a racist I will attack you with the north. And that is the motto that I. Bring Into the office every single day. And, so it's such an outrageous thing, right? It's rooted in the truth of this guy. Obviously is misapplying quote, but we all know somebody like that. Seinfeld the greatest example of deeply held. Truth is why Seinfeld succeeded. The greatest television show in American history show about nothing, but it's a show about touched everything show about labelling Seltzer Seltzer versus Seltzer, a show of a black and white cookie show of a soup Nazi. A show of. Of Elaine, trying to find her place as a single woman in New, York City and George who plays the the gesture archetype, and the do the perpetual doomed to failure archetype better than anyone in television that I could possibly imagine. And, so, why do things resume? What is comedy? What is comedy? Truth. Dave Chapelle funny because he says something. that. You're not allowed to say that you know is pretty true. That's why the left hates comedy. The comedy because they truth. That's why all the late night talk shows. No one laughs. They just clapping agreement because it's basically MSNBC with an orchestra next to you. With better looking people. Basically what Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel is why I. Found less of A. He's actually pretty good. He's actually less on that. Continuum, but but Kimmel. Oh, my Gosh! The worst, the left hates comics. Left hates truth. Because you know why they know that comedy, one time might be directed towards them. Right. This is why after Ricky Gervais said the Golden Globes skewered Hollywood in the one of the most legendary comedic routines. Ever heard that they got rid of the host of the Oscars. They just said we're not going to have a host. They couldn't take the fact that one. Man got up there and said what all the rest of America was thinking. And this hurt feeling so badly to be called Friends of Jeffrey Epstein. and to be told that their opinions matter. is hurt their feelings so badly. The leftist of Hollywood they banned hosts well and so the left also and. More so than the right is. They have no capacity for self deprecation, correct best comedy off deprecation correct. That's why Dave Chapelle making semi true statements about his upbringing. Resonate trip. That's why Jerry Seinfeld Schumer is the experience of living on the upper east side of the upper west side as a single Jewish man in New York City. He gave levity to it. Because, it was self deprecating. It would take himself so seriously, or the left takes themselves really seriously like phenomenally seriously. This is why the first thing that happened because they think of themselves. As Gods, you ban free speech in Communist societies, you ban British Cuba band. You Ban comedic expression. You can't post a photo of Winnie. The Pooh in China. Because it looks too much like she's you. Know they have no look, the left the left is really a movement of people that have not fully matured into civil society. What do you do if you can't take a joke? You get upset and you throw your arms up here. That's called nine year old. Party. Now tell you that that's the left. There's always that guy at a party who you can't make a joke around right? Who's going to check your privilege? And so this entire South Park's on it, but you South Park's going to be canceled sent piece. Yeah, it'll be CBO, correct pc police, and so the comedy. Is One of the things that we as human beings. Have used as a unifying concept. To allow us to move on from some of the most unspeakable. Correct comedy goes all the way back to the we we have. We have evidence of comedy in eight hundred BC. Greece that's really where comedy I started an open air. Venues, the word escapes me of what it is a very specific word for it's. It's pretty easy to remember. I can't remember, but would they call 'em auditory Tories? But it's an outdoor auditorium open air auditoriums. WHERE THE COMICS! If you will would come and make fun. Of local events happening Athens or in Sparta, and it was interesting, because the acts or the place only happen once. And they would live as folklore. And the idea of self, deprecation and Eddie of comedy actually led to the classics because comedy required thinking I actually believe the smartest people in the world are those that are able to produce humor. Good Humor. Sophisticated humor takes wit. It takes debt that takes worldliness. It takes vocabulary. That humor is actually the highest level of the competence hierarchy I. Really believe that that your ability to make. Without F. Words and all I actually don't I don't find. That's why Jerry Seinfeld is so great is he doesn't swear. Because I think some of these com- commit comics like they use it. They swear every other word is so exhausting. Right I just and some of them can be simultaneously funny without the swearing. Right and I think. maybe it adds to the the the Abrasiveness of it. I I don't really find much merit that argument, but. In order to think I should say in order to make comedy you must think, and once you have a society. It does have a couple of hundred years and all of a sudden. You gotTa Socrates. Plato Aristotle. You get the classics and Aristotle Trained Alexander. The Great and I'm not saying comedy was the only reason for that would be foolish me to say there are other reasons. Being nutritional reasons, the Greeks actually figured out the agrarian based lifestyle. They had a shipping lanes lot better. They were able to culture. They heard other ideas more. They kind of best practice other reasons why the Greeks were able to have this breakthrough intellectually when they did. Post powerfully pile up in war, and the Greek civil war that that preceded it, but you can't discount the comedy you can't. That once you get rid of that. You get rid of so much. You get rid of People's capacity to interact with each other. You get rid of people's ability to be able to take a joke. You know what Stalin why he couldn't take a joke. Because he thought himself as a God, you know what happened from its style and death camp for you. They're more people in America. Who? Would know the name juicy smooth amphitheatres. What I was thinking of I'm sorry, juicy smooth Yay than Jesse small let let's talk about Jesse Smell. Human. Justice MELENDEZ seeing his vision. Happened Right now. This Jesse smollet want. She doesn't smell at made up an entire fabrication. To Maga Hat, wearing people in negative ten degree weather come with a thin rope to try to lynch him while he's going to subway and says something awful, the him and then screams this country and storms off. What did Jesse smell at want out of that? Jesse small wanted a race conflict in America. And he wanted to be the face of it. He wanted to be the martyr that could speak on cable television against how the trump movement was creating. Racist lynchings in the streets of Chicago. Of course, it was all made up. He paid for it by. If you're going to fake a hate crime, don't use a cashier's check. Good Best Practices. You'RE GONNA fake a hate crime. Probably don't hire to Nigerian brothers like just. In the. How to manual how to start a race war, that should probably be there. But. Now jussie smollet, who's a criminal indicted I think he's indicted. Right? Idea was indicted, who was not indictment? He was indicted Kim Fox. Awful person, but Jussie Millais, or whatever smelly lay smell! This is what. This was his vision. He wanted this. He wanted people marching in the streets. Over the alleged lynching of Jussie, smollet never happened no decent trump supporter in the world that do something like that. It's not it's not possible. I should say it's not possible. I'll read that. It's not likely. It's very specific for media matters watching. Well you are from a country. You are from Chicago so. Where Maga- hat and my wife in downtown. Chicago let alone at two o'clock in the morning when A. Guy's going negative tend to re weather to get subway by the way. Why don't you just use ubereats? Or Post mates, you're literally worth millions of dollars, and you're going to go retrieve the subway at negative tender weather. And with with your net worth, if you're GONNA eat subway. I guess there's nothing necessarily wrong with that. It's just awfully questionable. He held onto the sandwich. Though know, my favorite part of the entire thing is when you watch the video. It's the end by the way the media doesn't cover at all. Because the media activists media you go, watch the video when the cops coming because they have body cams, they come in to go see Jussie smollet. He's cry. Ever happened to me. They tried to kill me the first thing the cop says person brilliant instinct. I love our law enforcement. Why do you still the robot? You could take that off right. You're right. You're right. It takes the rope off. Perfect. It's like that's why is love. The robot at this happened. Was that in another lifetime definitely like to there was only like a year ago. What year and a half was a different America? That was a year and a half ago, but he's still he's. He's remember the whistle blower. Do you remember Lieutenant Colonel Alexander. Veneman Another Life Donald Trump's impede, remember and. That was this calendar. What what time liner we living in? We're living in a timeline. Of A part of American society, the Left understands that Donald trump actually might restore the country. The Donald. Trump might actually sent back a century. So if you're talking about scorched earth, we are going to empty our. Chamber of what we can do to destroy our country boy. Have we experienced it? My goodness, let's let's let's recap just for those of you. Watching at home, we impeached president over a singular phone call which he did nothing wrong. That's number one. We shut down American society and brought our stock market down forty percent from record near thirty thousand to eighteen thousand. Four million people out of work celebrated by Democrats. We created six trillion dollars out of thin air. We passed the largest couple spending bills in the history of modern society. Oh and by the way now we're marching in the streets, deciding to disband our police calling trump the worst person ever because he had nothing to do with the singular. Awful killing of an unarmed black men in Minneapolis. Don't forget spying on a presidential campaign, but I don't know if that happened this year, but we're still revealing this June by the way Benny or in June. Oh, you're talking twenty twenty. Years Calendar Oh. Okay, and we still have no sports in March. Madness got canceled. At least we have the super bowl. and. We also forgot we got through Iran in January. Yes, remember that was a big thing. Yes, correct trump almost didn't get us in a war worth run. What's the question that got from? Charlie. What are the two historical figures you would love to see? Compete in Boxing Matt. I answered this I said Joseph, Stalin, and Buster Douglas. Or George Foreman or how about Conor McGregor Okay Stalin Conor McGregor, a love seat conor. McGregor come now out of retirement. Give them a good left. Hook right across the jaw. Yes, think that'd be small. Price to pay for the sixty million people that he. Slaughtered that'd be very fun, do people? Do you want to see a boxing match? I know this is going to be cheap, but I would really love to see Donald Trump and Joseph Biden box. Because Joe Biden talks really beginning, he's always saying. The whack. He's taking. I'M GONNA. Take I will take him out that by I, think I think trump I think he's got like a fuse. That if you put in a ring like that I, think I think that there would be a medic. Call US and it wouldn't be for Donald J trump. No and we're not inciting violence. I'm not glorifying violence. No, but. Joseph Biden does regularly say that he would take trump back. He's the kind of guy that I'd take out back and I give them a knuckle, sandwich and corn pop would be there to help me. Coen pop up my leg and I like kids in my lap. You don't eat dog face. Pony soldier learned about cockroaches and. Even, if you even talk with a slight Indian accent, you can't even walk into a seven eleven. Black men, they're superpredators. You're all direct quotes from Joseph Biden next question. You Ain't black. Can you debunk the idea that these current race riots or no different than the Boston Tea Party? Happily I mean the Boston Tea Party was. It was an act of a military pseudo military aggression and classifying King George, and and what was then the English Empire as an enemy of the state. So if these arsonist and individuals are now saying that they're doing this because the United States, government is an enemy of the state. Okay. I didn't catch that memo. If that's the case, then absolutely our domestic terrorists and you'll be arrested. And first of all, secondly, the American Revolution was a righteous rebellion, using every instrument that they knew possible t dumping T. and the Boston Tea Party Lexington Concord in seventy, four, the signing of the declaration and seventy-six, absolute dissolving of ties. If that's what Antifa or the black lives matter, believes then go, sign the declaration and put your names on like our founders did go tell us because if you're deciding that all of a sudden, you WANNA create a civil war, which is what the implication of the question is by the way when Andrew Cuomo says well, this is how change happens. That's civil. War happens okay like last week. Perfectly clear. Okay, you're not change happens peacefully marching to. To the streets in Birmingham like Martin, Luther King Martin Luther King never said he was not an American Martin Luther King never said he's going to dissolve ties with the United States government. Now Comex never even said that Malcolm X. is on the extreme of the violent retaliation continuum. WHO said you return to the best return eye for an eye? Malcolm X. With very much. The inspiration of the black power movement, and the Black Panther Movement Martin Luther King had a completely different philosophy of disobedience, but neither set for a second that they're going to have an official petition to try to dissolve ties. The United States government if that's the case of the Democrat Party. That's the like. You sign your declaration. And make sure that you sign your John Hancock really big, because then you're basically going to give licensed to the Department of Justice to go arrest you. They won't because they're cowards, but maybe that's what they believe. It'd be nice to just get a document. That stated what they believe. Really, nice to have we on the black lives matter website. There's three big things that people have to realize number one. It is to destroy the Western prescribe nuclear family nuclear family. They want to destroy it number two. They went to abolish prisons and they wanNA Bausch the police. Is this a mainstream movement this corporate America's funding by the way just so we understand the biggest companies in the country. AIRBNB NIKE IBM. They're getting millions of dollars to that organization on their website. That's been platform by mainstream corporate America. It's terrifying. A couple more questions you guys can email freedom at Charlie Kirk dot, com and please type in Charlie Kirk show your podcasts, provider and hit subscribe Benny. What's the next question? So, Charlie, do you see a way for America to come together after all of this or are we permanently divided? It's a great question. People say well Charlie, won't. Can we all come together and say that that's an admirable goal. I I wish it I hope for it I'd love to all live in peace and harmony, and be able to march for a better world tomorrow. But under what under what? alleged. Future are you saying that the left will somehow ceased to exist? And so I'm not. Arguing for perpetual. Conflict or whatever you WANNA. Call that we're in right now. 'cause I don't even know what we're divided over because we all agree that George. Floyd was awful. I guess we're divided over whether the country should be destroyed. It's like I guess we're divided over whether we should burn down our cities. That's no one divided over George Floyd. No one is divided over this. We all Rican can literally agree okay. AMERICA'S DIVIDED NO! We're not I mean. If the division is whether or not, we should destroy Americans inner cities. If the division is whether or not, we should abolish police. Okay, I'll agree with you were divided like dot it if this division for George Floyd. No in fact, Donald Trump had the department of Justice on their in seventy two hours or less and press charges against air show. I, understand who's divided over this. There's two sides of the story I. I've never understood that either because it does seem to be that this is the most reliable issue. Yes, but they turned in. I think that horrified them more than anything right so it from something that is widely agreeable to something that is. Corporate agreeable and emotional, right, emotive pathological. With it and I don't mean pathological in a bad sense in this way I just mean the payphone versus ethos in the logos, and then they immediately pivoted all that emotion into something that is tangential, but totally separate, which is America's a racist for country and cops are awful, and people are like Oh. Yeah, of course, because the George Flood workflow Dino's awful. So that's what we're not focusing. Hold on a second. I thought you were upset about this. We agree on this like this little unit of agreement. Can we just stay here and prosecute? Proper remembrance, and all this that totally on board for that, not discounting it, but now all of a sudden. They're like because then this. That is logically incompatible. Okay, and but it's. It's very intentional design. It's incredibly intentional. Know How to create mass movements that know how to manipulate media. It's people that think very multidimensional in how to use buzz words and deploy tactics and get people in the streets. I mean we're not dealing with Simpson's here. I'm talking about the architects and the merchants of chaos like we're not dealing with people that are just raising signs and screaming at the top of their lungs, revealing with very very sophisticated individuals here. That were able to get this done very very quickly. So what are we gonNA unified. WILL BE UNIFIED IF. The left ceases to be. pathologically committed to the destruction of America, so as long as they are in the country, arguing at the levels that they're arguing and doing what they're doing of which there's no evidence to show their slowing down I. don't see a Koumba America in my lifetime. Don't now. There's different volumes in different levels of that extreme that might exist. But where it's headed right now. What are we GONNA United, over academy united over the flag. We can be united of our police. July fourth is going to be like this massive point of controversy. Now it is I'm calling it right here right now. July fourth is going to be America's divided over how to best celebrate our country. You're going to see that new. York Times op-ed guarantee. This July fourth I'm sitting out for George, Floyd or systemic racism. You're going to see I, dare he you. You're GONNA see that. What can agree on? Agree on God can agree on Church, the family. So what are we agreeing on? Tell me. You guys want to destroy football. Destroy Everything. What are we? What is the unification here man? You can convince me that maybe we can bring the country together. Tire King, did we all is at the last moment of Oh because some people even disagree if some people are Pro Carol Baskin Yeah. Those people know that that's the real enemy of America. The brocail Baskin People's are. You the same people that are pro Carol Baskin or the people that. Listen to Alyssum Alana's podcast. Let's put it that way. People that are pro Carol Baskin. Are The people that. Sit that stand outside of whole foods and they say meat is murder. Okay, she's a Karen. She's a definite Karen. Yes, one hundred percent, yes! All right, let's let's take one more question. Benny if you had to choose, would you rather be iota or Darth Vader Darth Vader? Give a very dark side to yeah dough theater. First off the height thing very important right like. Tall but then. Also. There is no one more bad ass in the universe will come on. That's not totally true. There's no one more bad ass, but he's off his moral. Character flawed the only Arca typically. Well, airy, questionable whoa the hero. ARC is not. So the reverse euro arc is actually darth vader the real hero of the original turtle trilogies is darth vader. He kills the emperor. He saves his son. His son was dying. He was dead. Darth vader's one made the tough decision. Luke was always just a good old boy. Good boy at heart. He's like a farm. DARTH VADER DONALD FEARS. Of An entire planet. The it was a peaceful protest Oh yeah, is that right? Yes? I. Don't like disappeared you the desk. This whole like pro darth vader. Star Wars revisionist history is warpage. Couple things I'll just state it very clearly I'll say very clearly the actual heroes arc. In the original trilogy is Dr, Theater. Here's what do you mean new hope strikes back last. The last Jedi returned the right. Who is the person who is beyond redemption? Who came back? And legitimately saved the entire story, the save the entire Luke. Luke was tempted by the dark side Luke had his moments of. To Fall. Luke is not a farm boy. He was the hero's journey. The Hero's journey arc literally starts with innocence call to action. Meet your mentor build your team. Find out the great evil realize it's really your self fight evil within yourself slay the Dragon Return to innocence, but he didn't slay the dragon in fact. The emperor and he was dying and Darth. Vader is the one who said what. Saved his son's life. That's argument and there's the shot the best. The best shot in all of Star Wars is the. vader's talent being illuminated. By the lighting bowl's coming out of the emperor sand. and. He's just looking and he's looking back and he's making this moral zest argument you could make, and this is the this is the one I would make on. Your behalf is that there's actually luke and Darth Vader, actually the same character that's why said it's the reverse known about the skywalker. archetype is actually the same is that they're playing off each other, and they finally meet at the end that makes like that. That's the best argument that vader and Luke are actually the same care I call it the reverse urologist bothersome. Start off Yoda basically the GANDALF right. He's basically to sage mentor. Of which is has premonitions, and is able to see things ahead of time, and offer the wisdom down to the hero to be able to instruct him to fight the great evil. Also I mean this is such an easy question, because in the movies that then have now come out. Version Yoda dies well right. Yoda does not become better. YODA comes worse in these movies I mean he, he decays basically will yes I mean in the amazing. The Dizzy Star Wars, and in the Prequel Disney Star Wars. They're all Lucasfilm, aren't they? That well, so in the prequels iota, I don't think becomes better, even though we're seeing being flipping around phantom menace, clone wars and flipping around Lightsaber I don't think that. I believe that failure. Shockingly did become better. Those fans service by the way in rogue one. Thought it was awesome. Road one awful people like that one. I thought it was off now Zilly good ten minutes the film, but it was great. What was the best? When vader starts. Waiter starts slaughtering the men trying to protect Princess Leia. On the. Emergency on the ship. She's escaping. From. Nuts and just goes nuts at rogue one. Where new hope begins yes got. And it's. An extension, I or medical. I'm a big star Fan. I love it because these stories are thousands of years old hero's journey, this age mentor, the destruction of the great and total centralized power, which is the death star, and that typically plays itself out at the end of the new hope, how evil always comes back to actually get rid of it. There's no like abolition of evil that it's going to come back that. Even, if you defeat in the short term that will rebound that your existence as action that struggle of good versus evil, terrific, in fact, if you WanNa talk about a series embodies. The great stories that built the West are worse. Does it almost better than anything? Else Lord of the Rings probably does it the Best Harry Harry. Potter's in that Category But star wars does unbelievably well. What is America? In the Star Wars Saga. What is air we now what what version will let subtract the Social Justice Warriors Star Wars have recent memories that fair. Which Star Wars movie. Are we now in because I'm starting to think that strikes back during the clone wars. That's very optimistic. View. The clone wars I think we're in the empire strikes back. It was just a mess so I think certainly hear me out here. I think Donald Trump. Is Luke Skywalker? Okay I'm listening. Listen Donald Trump. Is Luke Skywalker all right because the hair blond hair? the wisdom. and. Marquette GonNa be pissed when he oh, by the way we're gonNA cut this up. I'm going to tweet it at him. It's GONNA be epic. So Donald Trump was luke skywalker. Unsuspecting hero comes from a different type, totally disconnected type background. Now it's not a perfect comparison, but it's pretty good. Right Donald Trump enters in unexpectedly. And with unbelievably distant odds. Up against everyone saying he can't do it. He builds a team right on solo probably. Probably Not Mike Pence No. Who'd be Mike Pence. Chewbacca and could you could fill in the rest. He builds a team, but against all odds he destroys the death star two thousand sixteen election. shoebox is definitely Sebastian, Gorka. I sure okay. The. Destroys the death star. Right And, then that moment that's two thousand sixteen election bone. Clinton. Obliterated. Then, the empire strikes back spying impeachment convictions. You name it so I. Think we're right near the end of episode five like that I Hav. Seen or the empire just goes nuts. That was like the Mueller investigation. We're like okay. We're getting run out of this thing. How how do we go from death star to like empire? Invading Entire Iceland. With Luke, being like thrown up and evil monster about to destroy him. You're right. And it feels like that right now in America. Striking back twenty twenty hasn't happened. There's so much that's going to happen between now and Election Day. And at the end of empire, you see sort of a broken. Hand has been frozen in carbonite. The team has been broken. That's what I'm saying like. Lucas lost hand. He lost a battle to his dad. He exactly like everyone like the. Where is the hope laughed at right exactly arche typically if you look at America's journey right now, that's kind of where we are. We're so disassembled. Were so ron defense I told you right that the left has pushed us on defense at this current moment, and so then in return to the Djeddai. There's that moment of kind. Kind of you find your battle base, right? You kind of reorient your guiding principles which they do. Why are we fighting? Is it really worth it? Those conversations all happened in return to the I like. Why are we here? Is this a suicide this year? Like what are we doing here? Because they're going to haunt us all down right like every single one of us, and then you have a moment where the hero rises up, gives a speech or says somethings like nothing could be more important. And summarize it altogether. Trump wins Luke skywalker wins, but at great cost in great price with unsuspecting allies and things rising up that you could never imagine, but the again the same could be said for the Lord of the Rings, drama or the Harry Potter drama, or any of the great story dramas that we know that are typically and trilogy fashion, if not extended novel Fashion Hero Journey and we've. We've talked about this before, but you have the individual that grows up in innocence and goes and gets mentor. It's all the same story, but what we have to recognize and realize. What's the one thing Lord of the rings struggle, though Harry Potter Struggle Star were struggle that all of them recognized. That is the greatest threat. It's not the threat external. Bro Realize. It's in inside same for America. Our greatest threat is within our country. Are Typically, we know that the left the struggle between the temptation of putting on the ring and. Saying yes, I'm GonNa take the full promises the left. Maybe they can run the country better than us or destroying that ring and throwing it into the fire. Or Harry Potter and confronting the Great Evil that scar that you have within you. Maybe I should succumb to the temptations of Lord Baltimore, maybe I should become like them or maybe I'm going to confront and destroy. That's hard to do though. Courage. Like, Harry Potter and Volume to where he literally goes down beneath the castle and Sleighs, the Dragon slayer, the basket list, which is one of the oldest hero arcs in the history of Western society, where literally? What was the name of the girl? He was trying to save you save the Virgin. Her name was Virginia for goodness. Sakes A. J. K. Rowling put that perfectly together. Because Harry Potter didn't want wanted. Slay the Dragon. What happens? He looked dragon. The is trendy two stone. Because you're so so scared, literally turns you to stone. And so she put that beautifully and just awesome hero arc, and that's. been built into our consciousness, and now is America we have to recognize. Decide China's awful the Iranians. All that stuff is true. The real confrontation has to be within has to be. Our failure to do that will be the demise of our country, but with so cool is they gate? Our ancestors gave us these stories for a reason. They gave the. It's not an accident. These stories keep on repeating an accident that the three most important dramas of our lifetime all have the same story. Of A young boy that grows up an instance, and goes past that innocence and fight something somewhat quasi mythical. Finds out. There's more to the story and realize that the real problem is within. Why does that story keep? Repeating has popularity like the charts? It's because we know that there's something there that we have to do. There's a reason why the left wing stories don't resonate like what Harry Potter's go become some transgender activists at the local. Cambridge Community College and ask for reparations for anyone that grows up beneath the stairs like that's an awful story doesn't resonate. or or Throw does GonNa collectively bargain the habits of capacity? Against Mon and say that we hobbits deserve union membership. Or what is Luke? skywalker and they become some sort of intergalactic community organizer. And basically petitioning for the rights of tattooing. To have no police. That's an awful story and the reason it's not just not just in the way that it's portrayed, but it's awful in a different way, Benny. It's awful because it does not resonate with us on a spiritual level on a psychological level, see we as human beings. We use these stories as Meta truths, and we've built everything. We not to Jordan. Peterson suspended. Anyone else is that it's true. Because the story survived, and because they're so unbelievably popular, because they're your unconscious is like ninety eight percent of your head when you're watching these stories without even realizing your brain is processing like wow, that's the bullying my school. Wow, that's the person I need to confront. That's our country's can survive. We have these stories for a reason. Never give up your history. Well and that's also part of the Hubris of the left. That's also part of the Hugh. Everything before you is wrong. They want I mean if you look at what they did in the French Revolution. They started history over your zero. Rogue Spear who was an Aristocrat by the way who led the French Revolution said we're. GonNa Redo the calendar. Screw the agrarian calendar and No more of this. We're going to start over. At Zero. That's awfully coughing interview that everything before us a mistake. That's Alexandra Cossio Cortez beliefs everything before it was a mistake. That's how you get Brooke Book Burning which is literally what they're doing now. They are getting ready rid of books written by Black Women in the academy and in universities, getting rid of them striking. We have this story for reason. It's time for us to act like heroes. Let means courage. You cannot be here without her. Being courageous, you cannot. America's a good country and it's worth saving. And? It's worth fighting for so fight. The greatest country ever to exist email free metallic dot com involve any Johnson's Word Attorney USA thanks so much for listening guys gobble.