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A highlight from The Ongoing Conflict: Targeted Massacre and War Crimes with Sean Parnell
"Beware of politicians who you agree with all the time, because 100%, they are lying to you. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now, from the land of the free and the brave, I love my country, they can't take. Welcome back, Mike Speraza here in studio today, I have a special guest now, Sean Parnell, a combat veteran, a New York Times bestselling author, and host of Battleground on Red Voice Media. Sean, thank you so much for joining us. Hey Mike, thanks for having me. I'm going to get into your show in a little bit when we finish, because I want to hear about your show and all the good stuff that you're doing, but first I want to talk about this Israeli -Hamas conflict that we've seen now for the better part of the last two, two Pretty sad stuff all around, seeing what's going on to the people of Israel, the innocent people of Palestine too, there's innocent people getting hurt, killed, treated very poorly in that region, but I want to start with your thoughts today. Today we are recording this, Joe Biden is in Israel right now, your thoughts on him going out there, and again, I'm going to give you my thoughts quick, I don't know Sean how this guy is going to do any good there, he can barely talk to the people of America in I can't imagine it going very well when he's sitting there with a little reader. Yeah, there's a reason why, you know, when Joe Biden is giving a scripted speech, people say that the teleprompter writer or the teleprompter itself is the most powerful entity in the world at that specific moment, and it's because you're exactly right, Mike, Joe Biden can barely string together a coherent sentence, he can barely walk up a small flight of stairs, I often say on the show that he's just an animated corpse, I mean, it's like every morning they dip the guy in the Lazarus pit, and it's less effective as every day of his presidency goes on, and so it doesn't fill me with confidence that he's going into one of the most complex geopolitical situations in the world, and has been one of the most complex geopolitical situations in the world for the past hundred years, so in fact, as we've seen so far, it means it looks like almost all of our Arab partners in the area have canceled meetings with Joe Biden based on the propaganda that Israel hit a hospital, which of course now we know is not the case, and of course we saw the news this morning of Biden in a meeting with Netanyahu, I mean, honestly, Mike, just rambling about stuff that was just totally incoherent and didn't make any sense, he trailed off into the distance, and so it's not an overstatement to say, and it really upsets, I hate when members of Congress and politicians are like, World War III's on the horizon, it's like, isn't that a commentary on the world that we live in when people think World War III, oh my god, it's just a political talking point, but it is true that with this guy at the helm, it's very, very clear that our enemies see this and are taking full advantage of it, and that's why you see all the chaos happening around the world. Yeah, and obviously this isn't the first bit of chaos we've seen over the last three years, there's plenty behind it as well, and here's my thing too, like, the Joe Biden thing, like, I get it, if it's like a PR thing you gotta do, that's fine, but what's starting to really irritate me, Sean, is now we have people like my governor in New York, Kathy Hochul, that's like, I need to get to Israel and really meet with these folks, Kathy Hochul can't run New York State, what the hell is she gonna do in the Middle East? I mean, it's such a great point, and obviously New York has problems of its own, whether it's with Kathy Hochul or Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, you know, who, by the way, just in the past month said that Israel was gonna, or, I'm sorry, that New York City was gonna collapse because of the migrant crisis, goes to Mexico, meets with Mexican leaders, and then comes back and promptly say that we need to keep our borders open, so I don't know how those two statements exist in the same world, but I'll tell you, like, something that concerns me greatly, circling back, like, Jen Psaki -style to the Israeli -Gaza conflict and the tragedy that happened there, a couple things on that, and let's just walk through this at 30 ,000 feet. When Hamas attacked Israel, I say this often, Mike, but it's not, it is underselling it that that's, it does not do, it does a disservice to what happened to the Israelis by calling it an attack, because it wasn't an attack, it was a massacre, a targeted massacre of innocent men, women, children, elderly, Holocaust survivors, seriously, take a second and just really let that sink in. Somehow you survived the Holocaust, you're in your 90s, and now you're captured by Hamas and being taunted on camera for the world to see? That is evil incarnate, it's horrific, it should not happen in our world. I mean, they murdered, killed babies, they raped women, they paraded these women around the streets, bleeding as if they're some sort of trophies, they took women, children, babies as hostages, they're using those hostages as human shields right now, I mean, all of these things, every single one of these things is considered a war crime of the highest order, you know, so Israel responds, right, and by the way, all these Republican politicians come out and immediately they start saying that Israel has a right to defend itself, but I think Republicans need to really hone their messaging here, because of course as we saw yesterday with the propaganda about the hospital, the public opinion fight in the messaging is critically important, it's not enough just to say Israel has a right to defend itself. Well, what does that mean, right? As a military tactical term, it means that Israel has a right, you know, to fire a few indirect fire attacks or bomb a few Hamas targets in Gaza, and that, hey, look, it's proportional, right? There should be a ceasefire now, and that's what you've heard from Democrat politicians taking advantage of the rhetoric that Republicans use with the whole phrase proportional response and ceasefire, okay? But what Republicans have to get comfortable saying is that Israel has a right to eradicate and destroy Hamas. I mean, and the reason for that is, is that Israel has proposed and extended an olive branch to Hamas into the Palestinian Authority multiple times in the past 75 years and proposed multiple two -state solutions with the Palestinian authorities, and Hamas have of course rejected each and every time. And so there comes a point in time where you have to say enough is enough. And I'd also say this, you know, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, they demand a two -state solution, and what that means is they demand a country of their own. Well, if you're evaluating the potential of a country, right, and you're saying you're just like asking questions, and you're like, what's the charter, like, what's the mission of your country? And the number one mission of that country is to commit genocide against your neighbor. Maybe you don't deserve a country. I'm sorry, maybe you're not entitled to that. So the idea that the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are entitled to a country is I reject that premise right off the bat. So my point is, is that Israel made a commitment after that attack to go after Hamas and destroy them. And I said very publicly that two things need to happen in order for them to accomplish that mission. They have to have the military capability to do it, Israel has that, they have to have the tactical flexibility and the space and the freedom, which means free from international pressure to do it. And that is where Israel is going to have problems, and that is where the Biden administration has done everything they can to hamstrung the Israeli Defense Force in this way. Israel was poised to invade Gaza after surgical strikes on Hamas on day one. They were right on the border, and the Biden administration has done everything that they can to delay that, knowing full well that every day they delay, the percentage of Israeli casualties that will happen if a ground invasion actually happens goes up exponentially. Right now, and this is just military doctrine speaking, Mike, right now the Israelis are poised to take anywhere because of the delay between 33 % and 60 % casualties in the devastation that surrounds Gaza and what they call military operations on urban terrain. That's not Sean Marnell talking, that's U .S. military doctrine. Casualties will be high because Hamas has had time to set booby traps and place snipers, delaying complex ambushes, to put in IEDs, I mean, it's just going to be treacherous as hell. And ultimately, that's why I believe Biden is in Israel to delay that invasion further because Biden made his objective very, very clear, Mike, that he does not want Israel to invade Gaza. He said that on 60 Minutes on Sunday, so here we are. So I think what's frustrating for me, I'm a person that's never had military experience, so I'm speaking to the likes of, we should be trusting the people that have military experience, right? We should be talking to more people like you. I interviewed Joe Kent last week, too. People who have had experience, great guy. We should be listening to those types of people, not Joe Biden, not Rashida Tlaib, people that actually know the battlefield and what's going on out there, and Joe Kent said exactly what you just said, Sean, they're going to booby trap everything. And this is not combat like you see in a movie or something, he's like, this is the most dangerous of combat that you're going to face going into buildings, which you have no idea who's in or out of there, right? You have no idea if it's a bomb, if it's people, if it's hostages, you have no idea. And the level of complexity of it is off the charts, and that's what bothers me. We have all these talking heads on TV, on social media, everywhere that know nothing about it and don't care to, so they can just push a narrative. It drives me insane. You're exactly right, Mike. And I'll tell you just for your listeners, for your viewers, why it was critically important from a tactical standpoint and to minimize civilian casualties that Israel invade immediately after their airstrikes. There's something in the military called echelonment of fires. I've done this, I've fought in this terrain hundreds, if not thousands of times in Afghanistan. And the goal with echelonment of fires is you hit with your biggest bombs first, as you're moving as infantry, me is moving to the objective. And as you get closer to the objective, you diminish your firepower. So you go from maybe an airstrike to artillery. And then as you get even closer, you go from artillery to mortars. And once you get even closer to the objective, you turn off the mortars and then infantry hits the objective. The reason for that is you don't want to give your enemy even a second to breathe. And so every second that you delay gives them a second to consolidate, reorganize, and fortify their defenses and harden their defenses to make an invasion in Gaza, in this specific tactical example, almost completely untenable. And here's the deal, Joe Biden knows that, and there are people in our military that are telling him that, but he's just completely blowing it off. And so he's blowing it off and he's talking out of both sides of his mouth saying, is Israel has a right to defend itself while simultaneously freeing up $6 billion in sanction free money to Iran, who's then using that money to export terror around the world, crazy. And what scares me even as sometimes more than this is these people, you know, our, our American troops, they don't want to die when they go to war. They know that's a risk, right? But they, these guys on the other side with Hamas, they, they like praise dying out there and blowing up people and not caring what happened. And you're facing a much different enemy than I think a lot of American people, especially these Gen Z kids and millennials understand, like, this is not like love wins out there. This is the scariest of the scary, the most dangerous of the most dangerous. And you know, I'm going to move to my next point here with, with Rashida Tlaib, this, this attack on the hospital, I'll call it an attack, I guess, but on the hospital yesterday ended up being what it looks like right now from the actual data and evidence to be a, a, a, a weapon used by either Hamas or somebody like Hamas, a terrorist group that was misfired or shot there on purpose. I don't know, but here's my problem. We have American politicians coming out that moment, Sean, saying, you see, Israel did this. They killed, you know, innocent people. They went after a hospital. That's really dangerous. Is it not? It's incredibly dangerous. And not just that, you know, first of all, it was, it was strangely all at the exact same time that that hospital was hit. And I'll get into the tactics of how that happened in a second, but the exact time that the associated press, the Washington post, the New York times and Democrat politicians all echoed the same thing. They elevated terrorist propaganda. And that's exactly what it was. Terrorist propaganda, because who fired that rocket. Now it looks like it was Islamic Jihad, which is a state department declared terrorist group. Okay. They elevated terrorist propaganda and they immediately blamed Israel. And what happened is that that caused a chain reaction around the world, caused violence and uprisings and U .S. and Israeli embassies all throughout the Middle East. The blame for that, and there needs to be accountability for this, but the blame for that should be laid at the feet of these fake news media outlets and these journalists who are not just the enemy of the people, they're, they're an enemy of global stability. There needs to be accountability for that. And especially these Democrat members of Congress, I mean, why they haven't been expelled from You can bet that if it were Republicans doing irresponsible things like this, the Democrats would remove them from committees. If they had the majority and do everything they can to expel them from Congress, here's what kills me though. It's so anti -America in every stretch of the imagination. These people are the most anti -America humans of all time. You should not be representing our country if you hate the country. And that's what the Rashida Tlaib, the Elon, Omar's AOC, they hate America, Sean. They should not be in politics. I mean, I completely agree. And, and, and, and just look, if you look at the facts of yesterday's attacks, I want to make sure I touch on this. So I think like 30 to 40 % of rockets fired by these terrorist organizations from Gaza into Israel fall short. And that's because, I mean, people were wondering the Democrats are out there like AOC talking about collective punishment and how they're, how they're the Israelis cut off water. But the reason why the Palestinians don't have water is that Hamas dug up their water pipes and uses them as field rocket launchers. And that's why these rockets fall short. And that's also why the Palestinians don't have water right now because, because of Hamas and the moral responsibility for, for civilians caught in the middle on the side of Gaza and the civilians murdered in Israel is because of Hamas and not the Israeli defense force. Where does this end? Because they have not gone in yet. The IDF has not gone in yet. I would assume, and to your point, I would hope soon, because as the days go on, it gets more and more dangerous, but when do they go in and then how does this conflict start and finish? I don't know where to set, where to go from here. Yeah, it's a good question and it's a complicated answer. And I think, you know, is what, what the Israeli military, along with their, you know, is, you know, Bibi Netanyahu is going to have to decide and they're going to have to evaluate what's called the tactical risk and balance it with the mission objective. And what I mean by that is if the mission objective is to destroy Hamas, you have to look at the tactical risks and assess what the cost of that mission would mean for the Israeli military. And right now, 33 % to 60 % casualties. If you're a military commander in Israel, I mean, that's tough, man. That's tough to say that you're going to, you know, casualty doesn't necessarily mean death, but it could mean, you know, a severe injury or wounds that then the Israelis are going to have to take care of. And it's just, it's just a real tough decision. They're going to have to make that decision on their own, but here's the deal. If it ends up, if Israel does not destroy Hamas, the cycle of violence will continue. And you can bet that Iran is going to continue to fund and export terror around the world. They're going to fund Hezbollah. They might even attack Israel from the north, which that really scares me because if Iran and Hezbollah attack Israel from the north, it triggers the war powers act. It actually, it actually complies us by law to respond, uh, to respond to that invasion of, of an ally, which would be an escalatory possibility. That would just be a very, very scary thing, especially when you consider that the war in Ukraine seems to be going on in perpetuity, along with us taxpayer dollars, going to fund Ukrainian pensions with no end in sight and no mission. You add to that a war, essentially in the middle East against the Islamic world, because the war continues to escalate and if American troops find themselves dragged into the conflict, you can bet that that will galvanize the Islamic world against us. And so it's something, you know, like, and again, it doesn't exactly inspire confidence that Joe Biden's at the helm trying to navigate these really tough diplomatic times. So it's, we'll see, we'll see. That's exactly what I was going to end with there. Could there be a worst leader for us and really the world, right? There's not a worst leader for the world right now that a guy, you know, you mentioned before I called weekend at Bernie's, cause that's what we're dealing with here. Like we're just moving them around where, you know, uh, he's doing as he's told literally, it's just not very good.
Fresh "Kent" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
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A highlight from Exploitation Threats and the Urgent Need for Border Security
"We always get sold this binary choice. It's like, hey, we've got to go fight them over there so you don't fight them over here. We've got to be all in. Whatever all in is, whether that's giving every last penny that we have to Ukraine or whether that now is like, well, we need to move as many combat battle groups and as many aircraft carriers and naval vessels over to the Middle East as possible. Like, we got to be all in. And to me, that's just a very juvenile way of looking at these conflicts. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America's comeback starts right now. Hi, welcome back. I am your host, Mike Sbarrozza. Here with a special guest, Joe Kent, a GOP -endorsed candidate in Washington District 3 and also a retired Green Beret combat veteran, excuse me, and Gold Star husband. Joe, I'm excited to have you on today because this is a topic that, to be honest, what we've seen this past weekend is absolutely horrific. And I wanted to get with somebody that knows, the Middle East that knows this type of combat and knows what's going on here. So first off, thank you for joining us. We appreciate it. Yeah, thanks so much for having me. Great to be with you. So let's talk a little bit about what's going on in Israel. I don't mean this specific attack, but the issues between Israel and groups like Hamas and in the Gaza Strip there, can you start way before this attack on what's really happening there and what's been happening there? Yeah, I mean, obviously this is a historic conflict. I mean, Israel and Palestine have been in conflict for quite a while, but I mean, I think for the sake of our conversations, for folks who don't follow the Middle East incredibly carefully, the Palestinians have essentially been divided, and I'm speaking in simplistic terms, it's far more complicated than this, but the Palestinians are simply kind of cut in half. There's the Gaza Strip and that's the Hamas controlled area. And that's really what's been in the news now for the last couple of days since this horrific attack. And then there's the Palestinian Authority that's over on the West Bank. And that's a separate group of Palestinians, a little bit more secular. Hamas technically has been democratically elected. They are a terrorist organization as we can see by their actions. This past weekend. And so the violence between the Israelis and the Palestinians, it's been ongoing for years. There's been different upticks here and there. I think this terrorist attack right here is very significant considering the timing and then also the hand of the Iranians. Every time Iran gets more access to capital like Joe Biden gave them, they fund their proxies. And depending on wherever they think the most, they're gonna get the most bang for their buck, that's where they fund. Well, we had a lot of boots on the ground in Iraq. They would fund their Iraqi proxies to go conduct attacks against US service members. They killed probably around 1 ,000 service members in that entire conflict. They continue to be one of the biggest threats to American service members in Iraq and in Syria. But right now what the Iranians are trying to do is they're attempting to create a wedge in between Israel and a lot of the Arab states that had been brought into the fold of the Abraham Accords. So the Abraham Accords, for folks who don't know, this was essentially a diplomatic coup pulled off by the Trump administration. For years, we were told by all the so -called Middle Eastern experts that there could be no peace in the Middle East unless we address the Israel -Palestine issue.
Fresh "Kent" from Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt
"Make a better retirement plan for you and let's start right now. 12 .20 12 Traffic .24 every 10 minutes on the force from the High Performance Homes Traffic Center. Here's Kimmy Klein. Well, I haven't heard of any new accidents or stalls in the way, but I'm noticing a new slowdown forming on the Valley Freeway between Kent and Auburn on Southbound 167 between 277th and 15th Northwest. think So I I see a couple cars off to the shoulder. Maybe they just moved that way, but just use caution regardless. Also by the outlet collection Auburn. in We have some dark traffic signals on C Street at 15th Street Southwest. that as an So make always sure and treat stop. If you use any of our Washington State Ferries, most of them are running on time, but just be aware we have some low tides. final So the sailing between Port Townsend and Coofield tonight will be at 645 and 730 later on.
Why Election Integrity Needs to Be a Priority at the RNC
"I'm going to play cut 16. Then Tyler, the floor is yours. 16 Asa Hutchinson says RNC rules will prevent Donald Trump from being the nominee. Then I'll let you go play cut 16. And over a year ago, I said that Donald Trump was morally disqualified from being president again, as a result of what happened on January 6th, more people are understanding the importance of that, including conservative legal scholars who says he may be disqualified under the 14th amendment from being president again as a result of the insurrection. This is something that could disqualify him under our rules and under the constitution. And so obviously I'm not going to support somebody who's been convicted of a serious felony or who has this is disqualified under our constitution and that's consistent with RNC rules. Tyler Boyer, very popular take in Arkansas. So, uh, so I will tell you this. So this happened at the RNC. There's two, two big issues. The rules are what are the bylaws of the RNC. So anytime that you hear this, people use the term RNC rules, those are the bylaws. So that's what governs the RNC. Those can only be changed in a certain amount of time. And so the way that's been laid out for how we nominate a president has been laid out. And it's been the same for basically for a long, long time with minor changes here and there. And so no one can change those rules at this point, moving forward. Now there are rules that aren't get it, get it established at the convention. That's a totally different deal. So right now, Ronna, so part of the reason why a lot of people like, you know, explain to me why you think Ronna isn't the one, right? Ronna McDaniel, Romney McDaniel. Well, you can always tell how good a chair is by who she selects as her chairs for these committees. Right? So the current chair for the RNC committee, you actually interacted with in Washington not too long ago. He was in the audience, absolutely dislikes us, because he's a, he's a toll rhino. His name is Jeff Kent. He's the chair of the rules committee right now. He is an absolute hates Trump, hates conservatives, you know, loathes conservatives from the state of Washington. And he's the chair of the rules committee. So there is some substantial concern that who becomes the chair of the rules committee for the convention, for the convention rules is also going to be bad. Because if it was a guy like Jeff Kent, he's like Asa,
Fresh "Kent" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Know it's gonna rain again. Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson thank you so much for your time this morning on that note better get right to the traffic desk here Jordan standing by in the high -performance homes traffic center and we are seeing effects the of the freezing fog again this morning Kiera. Yeah we've had a couple of issues this morning already but we did just clear an aid response in Seattle on North I -5 approaching State Route 520 but now we've got a new stall in the SeaTac area south on I -5 just south of 188th and it looks like that is blocking in the HOV lane seeing a whole lot of brake lights on north on I -5 out of that five curve into south center federal way into downtown Seattle it's about 39 minutes eastbound 512 has been dragging between 94th and Pioneer the valley freeway scattered slowing Sumner out of into Pacific and then it becomes heavier through much of that Auburn area and into Kent and heavy once again from 212 to 405 and now we're building on northbound 405 as we're coming out of Renton and on south on I -5 now more brake lights out of that south end of Marysville into North Everett our next Northwest traffic at
A Special Episode With Ken Fish and Mike Bickle
"This today's kind of a special edition of the program where I'm having a conversation with my friends can fish and Mike bickle about something really, really extraordinary that Mike bickle is involved in. He has, he's never done this before. He's calling the whole world. Christian organizations around the world literally millions of people to participate in a 21 day prayer and fasting for Israel. It's a very big deal. And I thought, I want my audience to hear this conversation. So even though I did it on Kent fish's podcast, we're airing it today for you. Eric and I will be jointly interviewing Mike bickel about the upcoming Isaiah 62 fast. You're going to hear all about it. But the executive summary is it's going to be May 7 to May 20 8 and already more than 2 million people have signed up. This is a critical time in the history of Israel and by extension the history of the world since Israel is key to world revival. And so with that, we're going to get going and Mike, why don't you tell us about the origin of the Isaiah 62 fast? What motivated? Well, let me start off and just give the real simple what the message is. And then I want to say how to participate in it. And then I want to say, but it's your show, so you drag me. Why Isaiah 62? Then I want to say a minute or two on each time, why is it so urgent right now? And then how did this thing come to pass? Do you mind if I go in that order? Now, Ken and I were talking just the other day in Eric. Emoting over you. We think you are amazing. That's how this happened. We said, Eric Eric, well, let's get him on the line then. So there you go.
Fresh "Kent" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Fm9077 stay connected stay informed good morning to you on this day it is november twenty ninth and at five thirty one the heavy fog is back in downtown seattle and our temperature is thirty one degrees good morning i'm brian calvert man is off this morning someone opened fire on two women in a truck early this morning it happened in auburn one of the women is dead it happened south work and ride thirty this morning at a chevron station on harvey road that's where police say there was some kind of confrontation between the women and the shooter at least one shot being fired at that the victim was in the passenger side of the vehicle that suspect then approached the passenger side of that vehicle something happened shots were fired and then that vehicle drove off well police met them here off of 15th street northeast and tried to save the woman what we're told they were not able to como force there's on reports the shooter has not been caught last night in a incident separate a man was shot and killed in auburn near 22nd and I Street northeast it was about four clock o so far no arrests have been made in that case either november's election results have been certified and it's official it was the lowest voter turnout in King County in modern history according to the county elections office only 37 % of registered County voters cast a ballot turnout was a little better in the city of Seattle where City several Council positions were up for grabs in those seven districts voter turnout was between 40 and 52 % owners of a well -known gardeners mecca say they're shocked and devastated to learn they're not part of a plan to redevelop part of downtown woodenville malbecks garden and home a fixture in the area for 67 years has been told its lease will not be renewed when the 19 acre gardens district project is constructed bills mayor told the times he plans on talking with city council members about revoking the permit for the massive project relieving malbecks out of the deal the state of washington says it's taking action against a problematic homeless camp that sits at the corner of 10th and dearborn in seattle near both i -5 and i -90 there have been more than a dozen fires at the camp this year state lawmakers have allocated money for cleanup but it still hasn't happened governor insley spoke with como4 so that camp is going to be cleared it's the right thing to do there's danger associated with it we cannot allow these repeat fires no one was living at the camp during the most recent fire and be ready for more fog during commutes your both today and tomorrow the fog made things very difficult for drivers yesterday freezing fog and slick roads low with visibility caused crashes and backups across the region that big one causing a 10 -mile backup for those driving from Tacoma into Seattle it was a rollover crash on northbound i -5 it blocked two lanes there at state route 516 in Kent crashes also were reported on the i -5 express lanes in Seattle and state route 18 near Snoqualmie a semi -truck spun out due to the icy conditions on US 101 in Grays Harbor County be careful this morning Northwest News Radio your of home breaking news coverage and traffic and weather every 10 minutes on the fours Kiara Jordan is in the high -performance traffic center and fortunately Kiara nothing as bad as what we saw yesterday at this time no we are doing well so far this morning we have had a couple of issues that but we just clear to crash in the parkland area traveling north and on Pacific near 116 that was only slowing us down for about a block or two into the area but I did just hear of a new aid response in Seattle this is going to be on north on i -5 as you're approaching state route 520 it looks like the right lane is what's currently blocked and this is causing slowing as you're coming out from under the Convention Center north and i -5 is filling in very quickly this morning as well as we're coming out of and Fife into Federal Way and then we're just slowing go from state route 18 almost all the way into South Center it's heavy on eastbound 512 between the mall and Pioneer and on westbound Highway 410 between Valley Avenue and 167 we're working with scattered slowing on north 167 out of Sumner and into Pacific it's going to start to become heavier in Auburn around 15th Street southwest and then we're just back with this slow and go action to Willis Street and then another round waits for between 212 and 405 and westbound US to you I see you there in the fog and that's filling in across the trestle our next Northwest traffic at
Jenner's OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Islanders 5-4
"The blue jacket slowed the islanders playoff push with a 5 four overtime win against New York. Columbus blew a four two lead in the third period, but wanted on Boone Jenner's power play goal 40 seconds into OT. The jacket searched ahead in the second period on goals by Liam foudy, Kent Johnson and Eric Robinson. Macau pal Mary sparked the islanders come back early in the third period. We're going to try and salvage a point and thought we maybe left another one on the table there. Brock Nelson notched his second goal of the night, giving the islanders a much needed point. New York is three points ahead of the penguins for the first wild card slot and four ahead of the Panthers. I'm Dave ferry.
Fresh "Kent" from News, Traffic and Weather
"To go performance prep is one of the regions top automotive repair shops that welcomes even the most challenging automotive problems on all makes and all models of domestic and import certified expert technicians years of experience but they're also really good at something else machine exceptional maintenance customer service performance prep friends of the auto show in Federal Way call 253 -661 get over to the high -performance homes traffic center for this update from Kiera Jordan it's another chilly morning with the possibility for some slick conditions on the roads especially on places that the freeze easier like those overpasses bridges ramps could be challenging as well we've been working with a crash in parkland this is traveling northbound on pacific near 116th partially blocking in the roadway slowing you down in that immediate area I've been trying to find something going on on southbound i -5 as approaching you're state route 516 there's a bit of a backup that's forming there and that's counter commute it's early in the morning it seems place out of to me but so far i'm not really seeing too much on the camera shots i see heavy slowing in westbound highway 410 between valley avenue and 167 eastbound 512 is backing up between the mall and 167 on northbound 167 we're going to crowd into pacific slow and go out of auburn into kent and slowing down again 180 at the 5 and northbound i -5 a lot of brake lights now that begin around 320th and federal way that's going to follow you most of the way into south center our next northwest traffic gap 534 sponsored by the washington state department of health updated covid vaccines are available now and will maximize your protection against the latest strain schedule your appointment today a from message the washington state department of health and your forecast sponsored by northwest crawlspace services another foggy start to our day it's cold outside and as kiri
Bidens hosts 'Ted Lasso' cast to promote mental health
"The Ted Lasso cast as visited The White House for a talk with President Biden about mental health. Coach lasso? The podium is yours. I appreciate it. There you go. Thank you. Jason Sudeikis was in the briefing room next to castmates, including Brett Goldstein, who plays Roy Kent. They're promoting mental health as a part of overall health and the importance of seeking help despite the stigma. Doesn't need to be that way. And simply offering support to those around you. It's a big theme of the show is like to check in. Sudeikis did have some fun. Yes, sir, you're familiar face. Hi. Taking one question from a packed room. Fake journalists. Castmate James Lance was standing among the real ones. Sudeikis answered one more question on his way out. Would he do his Saturday Night Live, Joe Biden impression? They got the real one here now. Sagar Meghani at The White House.
Jackson-Davis boosts Indiana past Kent State in NCAA tourney
"All four games go true to their seeds in Albany with number 5 seed in the Midwest Miami surviving the biggest scare trailing number 12 Drake 55 47 before ending the game on a 16 to one run to win 63 56 Nigel pack led the hurricanes with 21 points. We went to the last media timeout and I was like, man, this can't be the way I would end. The other winner in the Midwest region is number four Indiana as they take care of 13th seed Kent State in the west fourth seed Yukon beats number 13 iona and number 5 saint Mary's is a winner over number 12 BCU. I'm Mike Reeves.
Jack Posobiec on China's Possible Motives for the Balloon
"Posobiec is with us now. Jack, welcome to the program. You should check out Jack's podcast human events daily. Jack, I want to get to the Chinese balloon. How should we think about the Chinese balloon? And I mean, I have a lot of questions there. You're a Chinese expert, expert on the CCP, the floor is yours. Yeah, thanks for having me on Clark Kent. And I just really wanted to, well, just follow up on what you were saying, but I couldn't agree more about how that is something that's a struggle, right? When you're looking at suffering in the world or children who get terminal diseases and things like this, I mean, I go back to the book of joke a lot to get that understanding of why God allows suffering in the world and it is one of the hardest parts of faith, a 100%. When it comes to the balloon, this platform from China that what I'm hearing on this situation is that it's very interesting that, of course, China wouldn't do something like this out of the blue that this actually was the culmination of an escalatory trend that the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese intelligence services, Chinese military working in conjunction, have conducted to the United States for years. At some points, this included small platforms drones in places like our naval facilities on the coast on other military facilities on other coasts, did it occur during the Trump administration. That's obviously been this huge pushback from the Biden administration to say that this type of probing did occur. Obviously, we all know, by the way, that nothing like this specific event occurred during the Trump we would know. Alexander veneman would have been there to save America by telling us in blowing the whistle, but I don't think that Americans in this day and age of social media would have missed a giant balloon or a Zeppelin, which is basically what this is. The size of three school buses flying overhead and flying over a nuclear facilities. No, obviously this didn't happen well president Trump was in office.
Stacey Abrams Claims She Never Challenged Prior Gubernatorial Results
"So here is Rachel Scott Asking Stacey Abrams cut 7 go Your campaign put out a statement pointing to the legislative victories Since the 2018 election So does that mean that you have faith in the upcoming election and how it will be run And will you commit to conceding If you do not win more votes then governor Kent I have always acknowledged the outcome of elections And what is deeply concerning to me is the conflation of access to the right to vote and the outcome of elections I've never challenged the outcome of the election in my speech on November 16th I clearly stated that he was the Victor And any time I've discussed the outcome and it's always been in the context of what we were able to generate among voters who are used to the system was the problem People can't vote who want to vote It doesn't matter You got drop boxes You got absentee ballots You have early voting You have late voting You have on and on and on but somehow the system is just racist as hell And of course the statistics demonstrate that she's a liar But nonetheless there she is Stacy Go ahead Process But my fight will always be about access I know that heading into the 2022 election There are new barriers that have been put in place That there are senior citizens in disagreement You took the case to a federal judge who was appointed by Obama and he said you're full of crap
"kent" Discussed on Available Worldwide
"Really worth the journey. That's like a day trip, yeah. That's hard. Okay. Well, is there anything else squirky or unusual about you that you think we should know? I guess we'll have to find out. You're definitely living up to your funny. Okay, so can you tell me that you have both a book that you've written and your actively in the process of publishing the newest edition? And you have been the owner founder of U.S. history for expats. Now, from what I know your business is serving largely middle and high school students. Is that correct? Yes. It sounds like you've been an educator most of your life, that this has been kind of a vocational career for you. Do you think that's accurate or would you say that you were you had different dreams when you were a child? You were going to grow up and be something else. No, for sure. I've always wanted to be a teacher. I took a class in high school called America since 45, which was a great course, post World War II. I fell in love with that course. The teacher was great. And I kind of decided that that's what I wanted to do, which is what I have done. It's taken some twists and turns, but I've done that. When I took that course, I actually learned about the peace corps and honestly, that's why I joined the peace corps was after hearing about it, and that class, you know, my life has kind of been dictated by that teacher. And I reached out to him about maybe 5 years ago. And I just wanted to thank him and tell him how much I appreciated the course and how much it's really influenced my life. And he responded, thanks, Kent, but I'm a real estate agent now. If you're ever looking for a house in Chicago, let me know. That was pretty funny. You've been transformational to me and you dictated the career I wanted to choose..
"kent" Discussed on TFG Truth
"Anytime you're compared to Cuomo or Gavin Newsom, it's not you're not in good company. I know Cuomo very well-being in New York and what a disaster. And the rumor is that he may run again and he's not far behind in the polls right now if he does run again. So maybe he'll grace us with his presence again here in New York. Let's talk a little bit about the swamp and then we'll follow up lastly with social media. But the swamp seems to be, you know, back when I started covering politics a little bit. I didn't really know what that was or who they were. Then you start finding things out. The swamp is a legitimate thing and it's eating away at Washington and probably not just Washington, right? Everywhere. All across our country. You know, how do you address the swamp? How do you fix that problem of these rhinos as you call them in these liberal politicians, the conservative politicians that are all locked into that swamp? How do you fix that? How do you get rid of it? I think there's some key piece of legislation we need to get done. Trump kind of made the media meltdown the other day when he said he wants the executive branch to have the ability to fire federal employees and everybody melted out. Trump's authoritarian, but that just shows you how little civics that most people know because it's like those guys, the people he's talking about, they all work for the executive branch and we the people hire the chief..
"kent" Discussed on TFG Truth
"Damned the narrative will fit all. So I just think when we are utterly weak in our economy is not strong and we are operating from a place of political optics and ideologies, the security of the world will be at stake. And that's what's happening right now with Ukraine. And I think China's next, right? They see weakness too. There's no doubt about that. I mean, anybody sees weakness to your point, right? It's not rocket science, right? We are weak. We've been weak for the last year and a half. I mean, even you look at COVID response. It was a very weak response in terms of we sat back and said, let's take the easy way and shut it all down. Let's not think critically and figure out the best way to move forward. We just shut it all down. And it's the same thing. To come back to our country for a little bit because I think there's a lot of important things, especially with your race. Let's talk about budget and spending a little bit because obviously we don't do that very well as a country. You know, I always say if I ran my business the way that the government runs, I said it's my parents last night at dinner. If I if I spent my money in my business the way the government spends the tax dollars and rifles through it and then has a massive massive deficit, right? It just wouldn't work, right? I go out of business, but our government continues to do that. What would your solution or how would you address the spending, the deficit, you know, inflation? How would you address some of those things? I think one of our biggest national security threats is our debt in the way that our economy functions right now. And that's deeply linked with the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese Communist Party is at war with us right now. We're driving Russia into the arms of China. We're really looking at a unification of the entire Eurasian land mass with Persia, Iran included there for oil production. And we're kicking them off the dollar. So that's going to basically solve our status as the prime reserve currency holder. Our entire economy operates on us being prime reserve currency holder that the dollar intrinsically has a value and banks back up their money with the dollar. That's the only reason that we can continue to print money and run our run our country the way that no business could actually operate. So once we lose that status, our entire economy is going to implode. And China's been an economic war with us for a very long time. And at some point, I think in a not so distant future, if we don't stop pushing Russia and pretty much all these other countries, link Venezuela, like Iran, towards the Chinese Communist Party, they're going to say, hey, do you want should be the prime currency reserve currency holder?.
"kent" Discussed on TFG Truth
"Back to TFP truth, live here today with congressional candidate Joe Kent, Joe, how are you doing today? I'm doing well, man. How are you? Thanks for having me. I am great, and thanks for coming on, yeah. It's never a dull moment, a lot to talk about. It seems it seems every day that goes by, right? It's just there's more and more we'll call it shenanigans. There's more and more stuff to talk about. And that's why I love doing what I do because there's never a dull moment for us. Let's first talk about your race, right? You're running out there in Washington, congressional candidate. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your race that's going on right now. Yeah, so I never intended on running for Congress to get into politics. I did a little over 20 years in military special forces in 11 combat deployments. Kind of had my career cut short. I started to second career in the CIA as a paramilitary guy into not doing that for pretty much the rest of my adult life. It's about three years ago, my late wife Shannon, who was also in the military was killed fighting ISIS Syria, about a month after Trump tried to get our troops out the first time. So pretty much decided to walk away from the government at that point to take care of her two young sons, moved back out here to where I'm from. In the Pacific Northwest and that's about the same time that COVID hit us, the riots hit us really hard out here. The district I live in is essentially a suburb on the other side of the Columbia river in Washington, a suburb of Portland, Oregon. I was born and raised in Portland. So a lot of family there still, and I watched antifa pretty much destroy that city. Watch the left's plans of really enforcing anarcho tyranny at the same time, really harsh COVID restrictions on everybody, take away our rights and change the country in a rapid rapid way that I had ever seen here in America, but I had seen throughout the world in my services in special operations, just watching totalitarian regimes take over and use violence and terror as their main tool. So seeing all that, I was pretty disgusted as everybody was and then the election of 2020 happened. We watched the groundwork get laid for it and then we watched it get stolen. And we watched the national security state clamp down after that. And then the woman I voted for who's ostensibly a Republican voted not just for certification, but she also voted for the sham impeachment trial of president Trump. And so when she did that, I realized that we're on the cusp of losing the country. So through my name in the hat, to run first time out of Iran for anything. Get a really good response. We've been at it for about a year. So I've had a long ramp because I went from not having any kind of name recognition or anything. And in that time, we've earned the endorsement of president Trump quite a few others, Matt Gaetz, Paul gosar, Troy nells, general Flynn, a lot of really long lists of great endorsements and lists about 500 people on the ground here as our volunteers were out knocking on doors..
Matt Palumbo Exposes Anti-Corruption Action Center in New Book
"Man one of the things I know you get into into the book is a group I've been very suspicious of for a long time that's anti C you know anti corruption group Daria kalanick in them I see a lot of these people on TV now understandably concerned about their Ukrainian understandably concerned about what's going on in their country But we can have a serious discussion without recognizing that some of these same people who are now on TV talking about this were the same people involved in the impeachment hoax against Donald Trump who were working in this anti C group which was funded A lot of it by Soros affiliated groups Yeah with all the sora's groups they say they're like ironically named They're almost trolling us with a name by calling it anti corruption Just to give some background they've collaborated with American agencies and FBI the State Department and the CIA one of the things that your audience will find the most interesting though is during the whole Victor shoken burisma probe which as we all know Joe Biden instead of getting fired by Petro Poroshenko anti C was actually on the same size saying that choking needed to step down after that happens that long after on the prosecutor's office looks into ant AC for alleged misuse of funds and then our ambassadors in Ukraine intervened in nowhere and say actually there's really nothing to be seen here One of them is a guy named George Kent who's later cited in the impeachment hearings And this sort of brings me to another source back group called the organized crime and corruption reporting project Also ironically names It's another Soros back group Also cited about four times in the impeachment referral So that's two Soros that groups in the same impeachment who referral but working with our ambassadors who are working with obviously our government by definition So just a lot of links that are impossible to ignore really
Peter Schweizer Exposes Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, and Others in 'Red Handed' Book
"Three let's start there Capitol Hill and let's start with Pelosi and Boehner and Feinstein at all go right ahead Yeah I mean this has been a target for the Chinese intelligence and the Communist Party for a long time And what they do is they basically provide cash rewards in the form of business deals and consulting deals with politicians in the United States So you take violence at dianne Feinstein senator who was chairman of the Senate intelligence committee for many years Her husband Richard Blum did hundreds of millions of dollars with deals in China with state backed companies And this was all going on while she was charting our foreign policy And as I quote in the book she was very apologetic She compared the a tenement square massacre where an estimated 10,000 Chinese civilians were killed some of them were just run over with tanks She compares that to Kent State in the United States On other occasions she said that China is more democratic and representative their dictatorship is than the representative republic that we are in the United States And it kind of reached a crescendo at one point her husband was invested in a Chinese computer company that was selling a computer's to the U.S. Military and had turned out the U.S. Marine Corps discovered that there were bugs on these
Lala Kent Gains Strength Leaving Randall Emmett
"Another bullshit story taking shape. Days after breaking up with her fiance, Randall Emmett, Lala Kent, the great Lala Kent, the thespian lilac kid. She appeared more confident recently. She was signing copies of her memoir, give them Lala for a bunch of fans at a Barnes and nobles in LA the other night. And people there said that one fan expressed concern for her. If you don't know her, she's on Vanderpump rules. And she asked how you holding up because she split from random limit. They've got a 7 month baby and she's split and la la replied like any big strong woman would. I'm doing what I can. I'm doing what I can. I got my daughter ocean with me. And I'm doing what I can. And when the fan told Lala that whatever decision she makes about a future with Randy Amit would be the right one, she responded with the way she always talks. I'm a smart bitch, she said. And that should let any man know, you don't want to marry this girl. You don't want to impregnate this girl. You don't want to be anywhere near girls who talk this way. Guys, I don't care how hot they look on Instagram or a hot the television cameras make them look all the perfect editing they employ. You don't want to be with women who say, I'm a smart bitch. That's dangerous. Get out because you're going to lose all your money and half your
GOP Congressional Candidate Joe Kent Discusses the Immigration Crisis
"The immigration crisis at the southern border if you win this congressional seat listen yeah it's a seat where only people in the congressional district in Washington can vote for you Obviously But you're voting on national issues It's not a state Senate seat It's on a state seat It is a federal seat You're take on immigration What's going on at the border given that we learned last night from Bill meluan on Fox that the Biden administration is doing a de facto Amnesty Joe what they're doing is they're using parole and parole doesn't mean what it does in the criminal system It means like taking people in from a foreign country giving them a reason to be here They're doing it on a mass scale your thoughts on what's going on at the southern border and they factor Amnesty Yeah it's just insanity I mean the crisis on our border is going to affect every single American city So I'm here in Pacific Northwest geographically where far away from the border but we're essentially a border town because we're surrounded by a sanctuary city I got Portland to our south Seattle to our north I 5 quarter going up and down I talked to our local law enforcement We had a massive uptick in crime We recently had a sheriff's deputy killed doing a counter narcotics mission to protect community out here And that's all directly linked to the lack of a border wall And then the Joe Biden opening up our southern border So the woman I'm running against he's a Republican Jamie Herrera butler She voted to stop the construction of the southern border wall with the Democrats Over the first two years we had Republicans in the House and the Senate when Trump was in charge We had a mandate from the American people to build that wall into secure our border and to do what's right for our people We had Republicans like Jimmy her butler crossed the island betray us So we have to get the military down there I think finish the wall really even go after the cartel that's on the border to defend our borders And then we have to have a full immigration moratorium I mean really the massive amount of labor immigration that's going to come across the border is really an attack on the American
YouTube Reverses Ban of GOP Congressional Candidate Joe Kent
"I want to welcome to the show Also pretty intense guy good guy Joe Kent running for Congress in the fantastic beautiful state of Washington in the third district Joe welcome to the show Hey Dan thanks so much for having me on Of course so Joe I've seen you on cable news often I've been dying to get you on as we want to focus in the midterm elections on good candidates around the country and we feel it's our responsibility to use this platform to highlight them I mean the same things were done for me So we saw you and I'm like we gotta get this joke Anthony And one of the things that reminded me to get you on the show was you would put out you had a YouTube channel which you know any sensible candidate would you want all platforms Get your material on And YouTube decided to come after you because you are a truth teller And what are they ban your account to strike you at what happened there Yeah we had a couple days of back and forth with YouTube So we woke up one morning just uploaded some content and found that our whole channel had been deleted and we got the email I posted the screenshot of that said that we had violated their community terms of service They didn't give us any specific incident We appealed kind of went back and forth in a couple of days later We got our channel reinstated They stated that because of appearances I had on Steve Bannon's show in particular that they had taken down some of my videos and that was one strike against me So a couple of days later something similar happened to Terry Schilling of the American family's project that cited his appearance as Steve Bannon as well So there's some sort of a theme there
Your Kids Aren't Safe Consuming Tom Taylor's Comic Work
"You've never heard of Tom Taylor either Tom Taylor is a writer for the new Superman comic book To new Superman comic book And he's very proud of what they're going to be doing with Superman now Isn't Superman Marvel Comics are my wrong about that D.C. I'm sorry DC Comics That wouldn't be marvel That's right And I think what this will demonstrate is your kids aren't safe watching anything They're reading anything You got to be very careful what you introduce them to The sky Tom Taylor is on CNN Why Because CNN likes what he's going to do What's he going to do Well let's listen Here's Tom Taylor Cut 18 go And I think the first question I had to ask myself was what does Superman what should Superman represent today And you said man if you're going to make a new Superman what should that look like And it struck me as it would be a real opportunity lost if we had another We had clock Kent replaced by another straight white savior So here was an opportunity to create a Superman who could represent a whole new group of people And I think that was one that we had to leave them And we'll be addressing modern day issues like The climate crisis like refugees John in the last issue has just been arrested attending a protest trying to stop the refound of asylum seekers He kept us 45 minutes of hard time is how he puts it But as a stand it's a very powerful thing Is it Superman going to be bisexual did I hear that too mister
Goodson Runs for 153 Yards, 3 TDs in No. 5 Iowa's Victory
"Tyler Goodson ran for a career high one hundred fifty three yards and three touchdowns and fifth ranked diet was thirty to seven trouncing of Kent state goods and had a forty six yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added a thirty five yard scoring run in the third we knew they had a good defense they ask the athletes but the guys in front of the good job enter Simons and okay sure the running backs hello yes hello split second just to get over the top of it when they did and they did that he capped the scoring with a two yard burst in the final period the Hawkeyes offense had four hundred forty yards after averaging two thirty eight in the first two games I will also limited can't stay to eighty yards on the ground two hundred eighty below its season average I'm Dave Ferrie
Who Was Warlord Vortigern?
"Island of great britain was originally an island that was inhabited by celtic peoples. It was later occupied by roman became a roman province yet. The people who live on the island didn't end up speaking a celtic or romance language. They ended up speaking a language that belong to the germanic family of languages. The following story. A might have had something to do with how that happened. More on that in a bit the events in question date back to the late fifth century. This is a period of british history. That has some major holes. The roman empire had collapsed and nothing had really risen to take its place. There are many warlords and kings who vied for power. This was the period of time. When according to legend king arthur would have ruled so pretty much everything from this period is kind of questionable one of the rulers at that time was a warlord named voter turn. He was the leader of the britons in the wake of the roman collapse from what accounts we are told. He got to his position via a lot of duplicity and skulduggery supposedly. He had worked his way into a position of influence with the romans took advantage of that to usurp the throne the to rightful heirs. Were a pair of young brothers named or really ascend brosius and author and they were sent overseas for their education ford gern. Having assumed the throne had a hard time holding onto power he was constantly dealing with incursions from the picks and the scots and the north he was also dealing with the potential of an armada joining the two brothers to take back the throne. his solution to deal with. These problems was to hire mercenaries. Hiring mercenaries wasn't necessarily a bad idea it had been done throughout history with various levels of success. Forty gern contract out the work to to saxon brothers by the name of hen. Gist and horsa. They would bring in dramatic mercenaries to fight off the picks and the scots on behalf of the britain king in exchange for their services voltigeur offered this accents. The isle of janet to settle on today the island is actually a peninsula in the county of kent. Fifteen hundred years ago it was an island separated by six hundred meter channel. The saxon brought over at least eighteen warships full of warriors and probably many many more over time and there was something else that hingis brought over with him. His daughter rowena ruina was by all accounts very beautiful and iger in was spin with her
Job Openings Soar to 10.9 Million as Companies Struggle to Fill Positions
"On wednesday. The labor department reported that employers posted almost eleven million job openings in july the most on record dating two thousand so more job openings in july than in the last twenty years for jobs. Secrecy abundance of vacancies is a welcome occurrence yet. The magnitude of unfulfilled job openings poses a potential problem for the economy especially if it persists over the long run companies that are short of employees kent capitalize on a surge in consumer demand thereby heparin economic growth companies. That are short of employees right now. Can't handle the demand that we were that that was being dealt with prior to the pandemic but that demand i can tell you from experience has only increased
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"Maybe maybe we don't need that kind of liberty. Cobra got out and was spotted. The guy didn't report that it was out in north raleigh. It was only found out once. It was spotted photographed and then made it onto the news of there was a cobra and somebody's backyard and then they find out once they find out who was registered to have such snakes that it got out last year this guy and this he wasn't going to face charges because you lose your cobra and let it loose the neighborhood bones to you. It's an accident. it's a mishandling of your animals. But then they found him and it comes out that it's been missing since like december november of last year and has just been i guess like sheltering for the winter on now it's out it's not cute. It's not here's my total nightmare but they finally caught it and good for raleigh. Because i i don't want my north raleigh friends to get sprayed spitting cobra spitting cobra which is part of one so long to capture it good news so north carolina. No longer cancel it. It's open for business. yes now. that's pretty good I love when animals are the i feel. It brings everyone together because there's a calendar. Yeah i love it. I am like i really think we should do it for public. Morale just release various animals on the streets from time to time. I've long said this. You can look through my twitter. I've said it for years I'm a big fan of that. So my good news is largely animal related to i've gotten to see so many moose and like marmots and pike as vizier. I'm so happy. I just brought my parents a utah because i had a show than utah not southern but northern utah am i showed them. Lots of moose. My dad got the see. Marmots and hikers are prairie dogs my mom. i was yelling at her. Because she's like we the very talking. I'm like mom that's not getting it started. I was wrong. It's working so just keep doing. They came right over. You could really see them. They have plagues. So you've religion touch them or not. Yeah put her so cute. I did get the boop a A chipmunk too but like oh my gosh so many animals close to it. that's impressive. Yeah yeah just notice. I know that's not so happy. And and my dad and i together but he wasn't up to everything the us adjusting altitude so we did like twenty seven hundred feet on our biggest stay together and i want to go for four. He's like no. We're not going for four. But i'm still eager to get back to the tetons after your recommendation for that hidden lake. Somewhere in the tetons. I'm trying to remember what it's called. Is that secret lake. That sounds perfect. Yeah if we tried to make it all the way out there. I mean it was like fifteen miles to get there and we tapped out around twelve. Because if we didn't turn around then we wouldn't have made the ferry back..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"Hello and welcome to right now. I'm steven kent. Today i'm being joined in studio by comedian and chairman of the political orphanage podcast andrew heaton and journalists liz wolf of reason magazine we survived twenty twenty and all of the jumanji light is that came with it. And so naturally twenty. Twenty one is already being characterized by a surging interest in drum roll. Please read alien. Aliens is the thing that everybody seems to be talking about. I have been itching to get into this and these two space cadets both happened to be here in dc. So that's what's happening today. We're gonna get into the surge in ufo coverage aliens conspiracy theories our trust issues in government and more but before we go down that rabbit hole. I want to ask all of you. People out there and youtube and tv and podcast land. We still call this tv. If it's a youtube show. I tell people i have a tv show. And then they're like. Where do i watch youtube. It's that's the same thing right. So there is a big red. Subscribe button down below your screen. Please headed and join our community. We have new episodes every week. On thursdays and videos throughout the week you can also follow us on social media and like us on twitter and facebook at rightly. Aj if the truth is indeed out there than you will hear about it here. I this is the way all right so aliens are suddenly taking over the news cycle in twenty twenty one. We had an insurrection. We had a complete meltdown. The public health system. And now we have like valid real information that you have bows are real and that aliens could also be on them. Do you buy it. I i missed that other stuff. You were talking about it but the instructions by anger tension to the aliens the whole time. It happens and the answer is no. I don't think that that's happening. I think that this is more a phenomenon of media and journalism than it is a phenomenon of aliens. Although i hope i'm wrong really cool if it turned up but i don't think that's the case i think that it's a journalistic phenomenon. But the information out there has just been a constant stream for the past year like it is like the state establishment right like the high rungs of the government have actually just been open and vocal about this and you have to wonder why like what is going on here that all of a sudden. They're validating this information. I so i'm gonna take slight issue with with that premise. In that you're absolutely correct in there have been a lot of afo headlines and anybody. That doesn't think this is happening search. Ufo's and you'll find a variety of headlines from popular mechanics and washington post and the new york times. Those are all very much there. The implication is that there's been a massive amount of ufo sightings that have happened and that the government is beginning to tip the deck on it. That's kind of the inclination that we get from this. What's really happening because you have. Oh sightings have declined precipitously last ten years coinciding about the time and everybody got a camera on their phone..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"But i'm wondering like i think more i think. Republicans who are into immigration reform increasing immigration might be like we might be more open to that now than years ago. Because i feel like you weren't allowed to say nice stuff. In certain cases i remember how bad odd jeb bush got head for saying that immigrating here illegally was an act of love but sometimes families earnhardt spots. And you've got it. Then what do you make of it. Do you think that we've been going in the right direction in the party on immigration or or the wrong or just different. I tend to think that it seemed wrong direction. Because if you look at what. The presidential debates in the republican primary of nineteen eighty between bush father on ronald reagan. Who are the main. Then you see a totally different rhetoric around even illegal immigrants On on shutting down concerns about how they were a burden on fiscally on the government which they weren't and says they don't. It's it's an incredible difference to what we're here today. What we saw in one thousand nine hundred eighty About mexican illegal immigrants. Even so. I think it's in the wrong direction. But you see that support among americans for solutions that are common sense like increasing. Legal high-skilled skilled immigration. That is good for the economy. That is good for for the party. It's two thirds of americans support increase in legal highschool immigration and that includes two thirds of republicans. It's not even a partisan issue. It's two thirds across the political spectrum. So i think that's a political issue. That's something that could unify republicans. Perhaps we can't unify around other things but we should have some point commonality on proposals. I think legal high school immigration should be one of them. I will say though. I'm just curious when you saw because he seemed to know the history pretty well as i should have figured you would but when did the right start to move like more against immigration illegal or or otherwise. I'm just curious when that shift started to happen. I believe it happened on the nineties. That's based on role at red annuities. Part of a bigger wave of illegal immigration ran legalized illegal. Immigrants in nineteen eighty six on illegal immigration. Didn't stop because the border was not secured and because there to stop illegal immigration is not just to secure the border unless you want to spend a trillion dollars a year just to catch everybody. I'm building a wall. Even through the desert and having you know hundreds of thousands of border patrol agents. That's just not not going to happen. It's fiscally sustainable..
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"We wanna see. The ending is going to be the same regardless when it is not the only option you don't have to pursue this through the government's the temporary good to meet does seem like giving people the choice for people who didn't catch it earlier. We are being joined today by spencer. Klavan the american mind and the claremont review of books. He's also the host of the young heretics podcast great show and the reason we had spent surrounded as because this debate is just like ripping open the political right and it's a good fight to have. It's a good debate. The discussion to have and spencer. I appreciate you joining us today to to help how that conversation. We've got a lot more on this topic to cover in the next couple of months before i let you go. I told you. I would ask you real quick though about avatar the last air bedroom because this is some hope people. If you are tired of what is on television you can just quit it all and get a paramount plus subscription because avatar. The last air bender is coming back with new series and movies. I have hoped for this Spencer what are you excited about this news about avatar opening up so i'm like a total late comer to avatar my gosh was like really into it. I think he watched it when it routinely aired. I'm totally oblivious And then we watched the whole thing with having gone all the way through legend of cora. So i guess. I'm not completed yet. I haven't watched like the movie. That shall not be named m night shows apparent. How far are you. I'm like season two. I think one of their season. Two excellent amman great villain taken on communism and season one of the show like that. That show just taught me a lot about the idea of cosmic balance because like star wars as a franchise always tried to have this message about keeping things in balance and and really controlling your emotions in the way that the universe is structured between dark and light but avatar actually does it. And i'm excited for you to finish getting through the legend accord because they go far deeper on on the cosmic balance in that universe. One thing that i liked about avatar was the redemption or my one of my characters zuko right and there are such zero. He was the best. I love uncle. I wrote to his t he. Yeah yes but think about how. Poignant that messages right now in our age of cancel culture of a bad tweet ruining someone. They're done that can never come back. Well this dude started the show as the villain and ended up making a really honest transformation and being one of the good guys by the end. If that's not a message that that we need right now more of i don't know what is. I am looking forward most to the possibility of an iro series. So gimme gimme uncle. Iro traveling the world for his t's that's all we need spencer claiming thank you so much for joining the show this week. It was really nice to meet you and talk and talk to you. What a pleasure. It's been thank you both thanks. We'll do it again all right. Everybody we ask for feedback and feedback is what you gave us so. If you're watching us on youtube right now make sure your subscribe. Click the like button and then write us a comment. We might just read it next week but for now we asked you not to hold back and think it's fair to say you didn't hold back so we're going to be reading some feedback from our viewers from last week and steven. I got a funny one for you for the first ones one. Twitter user wrote. Oh my god. He looks like he's twelve years old. I'm thirty one merman over here looking like you're fifty. My daughter is almost twelve years old. That's wrong all right. I've got one from. Larry see on the youtube page. Great concept total dork for the show. I mean really. Come on get some talent. Well i will say. I think the amount of of lord of the rings and avatar references we've made. We can't take too much offense with red shorter like batman references and wonder woman talk. But we're making door cool again. stephen. I don't think that's the thing. Let me think it's so. This is a good one right. This is actually a positive one comment on our youtube page. Reflect islam said loved the points on endless war and the need to move toward a multi-ethnic movement the latter was especially spot on as even in new york city the district that swung more towards trump or minority precincts. I mean. I love hearing stuff like that because one of the things that you and i very much believe that the next generation of future of the right has to be one that appeals to people all across american life. And if we're doing that so far we're winning nothing wrong with that and end the wars all right next one. This is from. Dave mclean and acquaintance of mine from my hometown. He called me out for using the term the swamp to describe washington. Dc and dave says seems like what the refreshing direction. You're going with this. You might consider a jettison of the old memes and retake intellectually washington having watched one of my favorite buildings be ransacked by reactionaries in january. Wouldn't that be a step. That right now could take. I hear what you're saying. I already responded to dave in the comments as well but like i think we really got to be careful about idealising washington too much there. Is this idea that it is the west wing in some people's minds. Some people think it's house of cards. I think it is veep personnel here. But i get dave sam but like this is the swamp this is a place of self dealing people getting rich off doing things they shouldn't i don't know i always say like trump have drained it but dubbing the swamp was one of the truest things he said you and i both have lived in the city of lived in the area. And if if there's one thing you see here it's that swamp and swamped denizens. Who call the shots in the city. So i i don't agree with that comment but hey the that's why we asked you for your take and it's it's tied to like we want government to be good. We should trust our government and our elected officials but only to a certain only when leaders of access and right. Now i don't. I certainly don't think they do now. I hear you so you have the next one. So this is an email from daniel be. He said he appreciates the show. And it's nice to see an intelligent discussion of issues from a conservative perspective. We need an alternative. To the trump limbaugh breitbart brand of conservatism with all tate and conspiracy theories. Well we're not interested in hair or conspiracy theories just lord of the rings and the legend of cora so on this show. I sounds like we're doing something right. Then you have found the alternative right now and from the youtube comments patent rights. The soy is strong with folks. I blame you for this. Yeah i'll say there's not a lot of soy in my house. There's a lot of red meat and burgers and steak cooked all the way through the and well done with ketchup. Everybody that united states now the right way. And if you don't agree we'll tell us in the comments. But you're wrong. So and if you want more. Brad's bad food. Take subscribed to as podcasts breaking boundaries for the worst every single week all right we also have Some good news. We want to share with you to continue with our theme of hope. We're going to be doing this every week on the show. We do have some reasons to be cheerful. The pandemic accelerated many things in two thousand and twenty including the decline of capital punishment. Eighteen prisoners were sent to death row last year. That's the lowest since one thousand nine hundred seventy six when the supreme court revived the practice. The federal government carried out a majority of the executions at the state level. Colorado ended the death penalty this year. New hampshire struck down from the law in two thousand nineteen lift. Fear dock and virginia is poised to follow suit this month. Pending the governor's signature now. I'm for a little less state-sanctioned violence that gets two thumbs up for me. I don't know if you feel the same way..
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"I think the fact that people are taking to the streets at all sort of speaks to that I also think by the way. There's this there's this moment in real near the end of the revolutionary war. It's the newburgh conspiracy it's called You guys probably know about this. That like at a certain point. The soldiers started to get antsy because they hadn't been paid and there was a conspiracy floating around in washington's camp that they should just defect the just like peace out and there is this moment new washington famous speech to kind of put this thing down and there was this moment at which he says. Look there's people are saying that if you step back and you deliberate about this then what you're really doing is you're just you're just copping out. You're just being weak. And i hear that a lot also on the conservative movement that things are so bad that if you take a moment and actually advised that we deliberate about this week. You're just you're just falling over to to the left In washington says you know down that road madness lights. And i really agree with it. I think that like the idea. All we like we just have to rush into action because everything is so bad does kind of conducive. I mean there are certain crisis moments at which that's true but in it right now for example when we're two years out in the next election thinking very deeply about what we're for is kind of the right thing. What would you do when you think about. Instances in the past where we rushed into extreme action in the face of a perceive crisis. I would say many of those haven't aged particularly well. Yeah and you point. Spencer you you know all about it like with the newburgh address. Part of what washington was chiding with a against us. Anonymous was the idea and i sort of liken it a little bit to the russian roulette analogy of of flight ninety three s. A is that like there is no time for thinking for prudence for reason Only action if you are one of those people who say like we need to take a breath and decide whether or not we're about anarchy or whether or not we are about deliberation a plan that you're squish that you're not really involved in the fight and that you don't have an end you save the republic and that's enough that drives me crazy so again not not to make this whole conversation about plenty three but again like there was a crisis there. There was a date on that one right to vote to make that decision and so i. I don't want to say that. There's no such thing as a time for choosing the as they call it. But i do sort of suspect you know. I was talking to charles kessler whose another clermont guy and we do a podcast on claremont review of books and we were comparing the this january six moment slash this react the whole reaction to all of the court cases that the left kind of in the lead up to the election right that the you know the rules were changed and now there are some calls to somehow centralize election integrity efforts to form a national bureau or whatever And we published an essay arguing against this and in favor of this kind of the gradual process whereby the electoral count was finally certified after this very contentious election and charles was comparing it to post nine eleven. Obviously a much bigger catastrophe. The loss of an election was another moment in which you know when you get when you get punched in the gut when you really something happens that it's just really devastating. There's impulse to do something about it right now. And a lot of the stuff that conservatives are now sort of reconsidering the forever war stuff. The patriot act like that. That's a hangover from that moment. When we sort of leapt kind of rashleigh into into action. And i think that there is an analogy there that we are now in this moment. Where lee suffered this great loss. We're we're very looked even to believe that it really happened right. There's very serious kind wrangling over the stolen election. I which i think you know. If that's true then our answer should be like you know gradually and slowly fight the court cases that return overturn these kind of in some cases on constitutional election rules as opposed to write suddenly. Like we just leap catastrophically into as you've noted in your podcast. Numerous times like the court battles were fought battles were lost. Gotta move on and you mentioned it's audits go ahead and put in a quick plug. You are watching right now. With steven kent. You can watch on youtube please. like and subscribe. And if you are listening via podcast leave us a rating and review. Five stars would be nice. Tell us what you think about the show And just to just to kind of go back into it here. Spencer in the in the thick of it. So we've got this fight. We've got this problem that we need to decide whether or not we're going to give in to despair or we're going to rally around a politics of hope i kinda of want to back up a little bit To something that you were mentioning about sort of the politics of optimism. Because brad and i both come from the libertarian world and even do a segment on this show where i like to share some good news. Good trend lines. We'll do to do it at the end of this episode but there is this part of me that goes oh man i don't i don't know if the world is really getting better. I feel something inside of me. That says it is really getting worse. And that's because i'm also a christian like it is a part of my faith that the world is going to fall apart and requires a savior like revelation doesn't come about because things are going super well like that's also baked into my very being so i'm always torn between the sort of conservative instinct about whether or not You know we really need to fight back and try to sort of save this moment or this libertarian aspect. That says you know things are actually getting better. Human progress is a foot. Well you definitely. Everybody needs to take the fall of man pill like this is some writing and that isn't laxed bill and like the. There's a lot i think. Of course out there that involves not having taken the fall of man pill i mean. This is madison's great insight right going back again to the founding is that actually like angels were to govern men than than no longer be necessary but in fact like we live among in this kind of embolic world in which things fall apart and i was noticing. You were on instagram. I saw kind of like thinking about some of these. Some of these issues and you were you. Were making a comparison with with the rings. Which like i really like. I think the idea of of the rings is kind of a power corrupts but it exists in the world like and so there is a sense in which you know are a reaction to corona virus for example. I sort of premised on this idea that you can sweep all death off of the playing field but somehow you can arrange things just right and then like nobody's ever going to die and there won't be any costs to that. I think that there is a level in which you have to take the piddling that is not the world and speaking to lord of the rings. Because i was watching it again over over the weekend i just showed you just showed my daughter the fellowship of the ring and so. Let's talk about the libertarian conservative. Divide because every time i watch movie i see something different this time. I saw bormio and argon both kind of wanting in their hearts the ring a power. Everybody wants during power. Galadriel wanted it. But she said no bore mir his his his kingdom is surrounded by the army of darkness. He is feeling desperate and eventually he goes for that rena power because he feels the only thing that can be done to wield it to turn back the forces of darkness. And i saw him right the common or higher good conservatives in that moment like they want to wheeled the ring and gore and. I saw the libertarian.
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"It might be living in a van on the road for the next ten years of their life doing the bohemian thing like so it all depended in their description of this idea if they had self determination to do it now. I also kind of disbelieve. This a little bit. I was like i don't know this feels to like rainbows and roses. But morning consul the same thing and their studies on gen z and optimism but it all came down to. They are less optimistic about the future particularly about covert but they believe they can change things in a way. That millennials didn't at the interstate by and large. They believe they have the power to change the world. And maybe that's just again youth. That's just youth screaming like that's always been there but i do take it seriously like and me to that. Autonomy is just so good for the soul to believe that you have control over your life and power in the world teams. Things millennial a structuralist. They don't believe that they can change some things that like the system is set. And you can't do certain things within the system. Yeah that's why. I think for the gen z. It's like it's nihilism but at the same time it is something along the lines of of a positive you know that they want to break certain things down and let me tell you the things that they want to break down. Some of them are bad but there are things that need to be to be smashed and rebuilt again. Yeah i mean you wonder once again whether it's you know we're free to exist here because none of this really matter so let's just enjoy ourselves or whether it's you know let's join together and improve the world for all. I'm not sure that they're flirting with that line. But you're right. That christian salt is anderson walton research. I did did show that..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"And i think millennials by and large do gen z are very radical. And you can't tact at them a little bit for the privilege they enjoy and i think that's fine the light. Why is that. Are they an optimistic generation or they nihilist. Because i've heard things about them. I'm not sure they get that far as far as what happened. After you're done deconstructing everything and that is a prime question. I have for the american left that nobody feels like asking what happens in twenty years. When you're done deconstructing everything. What are you going to rebuild. I would say that. Gen z if you trace the academic roots let's say post structuralism deconstruction as and see how it sort of infiltrated not just the academy. But corporate life media live. I think gen z is growing up in a sense after that sort of idea of deconstruction and burn it. All down has become hegemonic among Cultural elites and younger people as far as the messages were getting. So maybe there is something to that idea of establishmentarian 'isms versus people who just want to burn down the entire system. But i will note once again in that gap between what people say online and how people actually think. I am not quite sure. And i would be interested in researching this and i plan on researching this this year. What are these people really thinking in reality. and what messages. What structures and policies and messages will bring people who are a little bit younger back into reality and hope of rebuilding our institutions and not just burning. My understanding is that gen z is like in terms of of their views And that one of the cultural issues that they break from millennials on is the sensitivity issue like they have more established norms as generation where millennials learned a lot of different sort of inclusivity over the course of our youth and then young professional years. Gen z. it's the default..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"I think people are legitimately angry at what their kids are learning how they're being told to act and think and i think the republican party and the conservative movement needs to meet those people where they are and part of the healing process. That will bring. Let's say the trump ice and the right wing reaction or is back in is start. I was listening and understanding. Yeah and that's like what we were saying before that just a lot of the stuff isn't listening is dismissive and i know i can be rude on sweater. Sometimes can be dismissive and go to hell stuff. I i think it's a platform that prioritizes these things to survive on. That said like when when you want to win people over to your side. Like that's when i go back like brooks heart and stuff like i'm very big on like if we want to get people on our side issue is figure out if you have a solution if you have ideas it's like saying city is like with With a rural areas for For liberals whatever it is if you're not listening to people like you're not trying 'cause like then just people feel like they don't care about me and i understand that like i mean we've all had times when whether it's more personal or on a business level people dismiss you and you're like oh well so they don't give two craps what i think. I have a question for the tape. And people know why does gen. Z hate millennials. so much like millennials. It's always been us versus the boomers and gen x. Kind of gets a raced in that entire equation. Though i don't feel like there's anybody out there who's like oh gen-x ruin everything with grunge but there's like this really palpable sort of thing going on between gen. Z and millennials. What is that about in terms of temperamental. The values why they hate are luxurious. us side. parts that really show off my hair and they hater skinny jeans on they can go there middle parts and hopefully they all have symmetrical theory..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"Suburbs will be our next generation of voters. Yeah i can't echo that enough. I love all of that one thing. I'll note to just a shoutout to oklahoma. City's mayor david holt. I think he's a really good model for a lot of this. I think there's a couple republican mayors throughout the country. Where you see that. They're they're like governing. They're doing their jobs. They're focusing on people's lives and making their communities better. They're not like out for the retweets. They're not to be like the next whatever channel contributor. They're there to do their jobs. And we need more of that on in both parties. I think and let me let me. Let me jump in if you don't mind You know we're not necessarily plugged into any republican candidate's. Here's a question about twenty twenty. Did kelly law floor and david perdue have significant black outreach on school choice in atlanta regardless of what happened with impeachment and the election being stolen did they do. What ron santa's did to win as governor's race in two thousand eighteen is ron johnson. Planning on spending time in milwaukee in two twenty two to win reelection these are questions. Gop strategists need to ask themselves if they're not asking these questions and they're relying on the the old base and trying to win back the. We're not gonna win and this is this all goes back to. The demographics is destiny. Sort of argument that again. We saw playing out in two thousand twelve mitt. Romney went down. there was the whole. Gop autopsy kind of some of the conversation. We're having today kind of again. Like another autopsy of what went right and what went wrong in two thousand sixteen republicans But at the same time like we wanna see a different party and it does seem to me that the old base the republican party is holding on for dear life to this party and that they are not going to let go..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"And where the opportunity is you see. Enormous just reported yesterday by nbc blue-collar shifts towards the republican party including among hispanics and black americans among blue-collar spandex and blacks and in philadelphia the words that flipped most to trump from sixteen to two thousand twenty where the hispanic sections of north philadelphia. There is an enormous opportunity for the american. Right it's not among woke progressive college graduates. It's not among hate has no home here. Thirty five year old moms in the suburbs. Among working people of color who comprise an enormous wag of the democratic constituency and yet have no voice in the party whatsoever because the democratic party is steered by an elite kadre of woke online mostly white progressive college graduates. They have forgotten their base. And i believe the republican party more than ever has an enormous opportunity there enormous gettable groups. Just look at people without college degrees and then juxtaposed that with biden's give away to college graduates who have student loan debt with the with the young people who are definitely. I think they'd just by default identify with the democratic coalition because of the identity politics stuff because of sort of the the more touchy feely aspects of the party. It does seem to me though like that barrier is what is always going to keep the zuma's and whatever generation comes after them from the republican coalition until the republican party learns to speak to more people at the national level. Because you mentioned cities. Like i think that there is always a chance for city policy particularly like with making the cities of the future zoning reform schools and this entire nightmare during covid and republicans being the party of opening the schools again. This is an opportunity but it will never happen as long as at the national level..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"And there's been this rise of long form media. This show is kind of one of those things like. We're going to take our time and let things breathe but there's also this other side of it. Which is that. Kids are on tiktok getting. They're really quick bursts of information. And whoever's best at communicating on a rapid form is changing. The minds of young people supposedly. That's what they tell us. Yeah yeah. I think that's a good point but it's not all that new like buying a few years ago it was a big thing. It's kind of weird that that like yeah line and i was very good at it. I will very good but but tiktok has kind of. I mean it's different but it's kinda going that way. And i know there have been studies that show that like people are consuming faster media. Even older people like want like faster smaller. I guess that's also like the age old thing. Because i don't want to be like all concede of the president here. That or hurt moment is so different. But i feel like that's just shorter. Attention spans have been the thing. I think it's kind of something that like plays altogether Albert have you seen any of that in your work. do you think it's maybe due to something else. I think it's a really complicated political question that we face is how to be thoughtful while still being punchy how to break through the noise without sort of flattening all narratives into us versus them Your disgrace or you're fired or you know we're with you. We defend you scrub. It's really interesting but then again we see this desire. This sort of this is why podcasts. This is why joe. Rogan is so popular this sort of back to basics effort to really talk and think and discuss things a little bit more in depth..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"Upper middle class kids. All of them have advanced college degrees and they are the more they wanna burn down the system and yet they are products of the stub. Yeah we we read about them all the time. Very privileged kids going to ivy league schools They're like third generation students at these schools and they come in there with a impressed attitude and thinking that they they can't succeed because of x. factor like you are at harvard. And your mommy and your grandma both also went to harvard. And it's just. It's a huge disconnect. And i think that's true. That is one reason why you're going to have like these activist sort of socialist among yo- young cohorts but they're never gonna be authentically socialist like as a cohort because they're too wrapped up in the fruits of capitalism and also like. I think it's one of the hard parts of her society to like. I was saying we're more recognition for things. It's also the fact that people can be all different points in in life in society economically to and still deal with things so. I think it's good that we're kind of understanding. Hey you can be here but still deal with this. And that's healthy but it's just when you latched too much onto the bad part. I think that can be really bad for someone and that can just be bad for their soul for the motivation. There's a lot to be said there. Also for all different kinds of groups on albert. How do you see that playing. And maybe the complexity of society maybe just people not matching their You know their lived experience with like i hate to say lived experience. I've just realized they said it. But social media will make fun of me but but but matching all that with your upholster so you know this kind of stuff. What does the data tell you about like. I guess our new complex issue society. So i would say both the data on the hidden tribes in american politics and my own anecdotal experience..
"kent" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent
"Hello and welcome to right now. I'm steven can't bright. Now is the very first show from rightly a new digital platform from aljazeera. Our goal here is to provide a platform for dialogue on the future of the american political. Right i happen to be working on this very same kind of project win. Aljazeera reached out. And i'm thrilled. We found one another to do this. Political discourse in america has become really bitter and disorienting for all of us not just for the millions of americans whose identities are tied rightly or wrongly to being opposed to the modern democratic party. American conservatism has long been defined. What's called fusion ism. It's the timid marriage between traditionalist. Conservative and libertarian thought united by a shared commitment to liberalism or openness or accommodation. That marriage of convenience goes back decades and then it peaked in the cold war. Now in case you haven't noticed it has since gotten pretty ugly. The marriage is undergoing counseling. The feeling on the right is that the political left has radicalized abandoning abandoning the one thing. All political factions in the united states used to have in common which was that liberalism or modus vivendi. It essentially means coexistence now up the left has radicalized true. But what do we do with that. Donald trump seized on the work of radio legend rush limbaugh essentially sang to be conservative. Means to fight like hell or they win. Whereas william f. buckley once like it to standing history yelling stop this new version of that is shouting stop while also hitting back with star spangled brass knuckles all the time. Now trump also tapped into a desire to challenge conservative conservative economics and orthodoxy. Like keeping the government out of the hair private companies or the virtues of free trade now for trump trade was about his zero sum view of the world and a narrow definition of what it means to win if france was putting tariffs on our goods..