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992: AOC, Tucker Carlson, and White Supremacy

The Jason Stapleton Program

1:05:03 hr | 2 years ago

992: AOC, Tucker Carlson, and White Supremacy

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What are we discussing today well so i find this in this entire discussion of white supremacy to be a bro wonderful distraction so i can't i i still so th th th this is kind of been sparked by the recent shootings is that we had and one of the shooter's was a apparently a racist who was talking about you know the investigation of of illegals coming across the border now it turns out inside that manifesto it wasn't it wasn't purely on political lines so he wasn't a conservative creative white supremacist who loved trump and who hated mexicans under white supremacists are in both aisles yeah no they don't truthfully. It knows white white supremacy. If if that's what this was <hes> knows no political boundaries because he also advocated for healthcare and a lot of very stringent <unk> progressive ideas inside that same manifesto <hes> but that didn't stop everybody from coming out and immediately blaming trump's rhetoric and calling trump the ultimate white supremacists as a matter of fact joe biden's primary anchor of his entire. Your political campaign rests on a misinterpretation misquote of of trump claiming to have <hes> claiming to support white supremacy <hes> when in fact he he said something very different and i was listening to scott adams this morning talk a little bit about it and and it's just the the media has chosen not to correct the issue but rather to just allow it <hes> trying to shift the narrative a little bit but point being is that you have entire political campaigns right now that are anchored around this idea that trump is a white supremacist and that he advocates for these things things and after the shootings tucker carlson came out and said this is a hoax like the idea that white supremacy. Let's see and white supremacists or a problem in america is a hoax. If you take a look at the most pressing issues in america where does white supremacy premacy lie and while tucker was was somewhat <hes> incorrect in the way he kind of looked at things that the truth is that if we actually look at what people are most concerned about emotionally <hes> and what they say that they're concerned about and then you look at the actual statistics fix like i talked on the show the other day about gun violence and mass shootings and i said this is a non a statistical on issue to suggest that it is <hes> is is incorrect thinking. It's it's not correct thinking so you can be upset at the broader idea that we have a lot of hate and a lot of violence in this country now that there's a lot of division and that certain people are taking action to solve this through vigilante violence but it is not the issue of mass shootings is not a real issue in america. <hes> tucker was kind of saying the same thing with white supremacy. He's saying listen. We've got a lot of violence. We got a lot of problems but to point this to a to a deeper rooted. Racial issue is not correct. It's it's <hes> it's a it's a misclassification of the problem. That's what i think. Tucker was saying that's not at all how it came out go ahead and and that doesn't mean that there aren't white supremacist yeah. I am going to get to that but no that's fine. There is that's not to say that there aren't white supremacists premises what well and what tucker's argument was if you took all of them every white supremacist ed self-described you put them all in one place. They wouldn't even fill up a stadium right in in a in a country of three hundred million people. There might be ten to twenty thousand of these people that that are that are really hard core white supremacists this who were bent on trying to kick all non whites out of the country or enslave who remains and the and the closest thing they've ever gotten to any sort of political power or any sort of of media influence is c._n._n. Platforming them and trying to amplify them into a bigger thing than than they actually are. Yeah that's true. The the one caveat i would make to that is just simply because there's a small number of them doesn't mean they don't pose a threat. I mean if you look at the people who are who are actual isis fighters in in the middle east is a relatively small group of people there however they've been able to do a massive amount of damage when the nazis came to power in before world war or to <hes> they were a relatively small and obscure contingent of people that everyone pretty much disregarded as important until right right before they took over everything and so. I don't think it's a fair comparison to say that just because there aren't a lot of these people that they don't potentially pose a threat to <hes> to american liberty. What i am saying is to suggest that the violence we're seeing is somehow tied to white supremacy and to donald trump <unk> is an incorrect allocation of or incorrect diagnosis of the problem so anyway so tucker comes out and says it's an and now immediately louis there are calls for him to resign. He needs to get out of there because he sees now. Denying white supremacy is an issue and it's a hoax and he's now part of the problem loom and you've got you've got <hes> you've got advertisers who were pulling away and who for a period of time now. We're not going to advertise on his show anymore. And what does this mean well. Well now tucker's taking a vacation like the day after he says this now. He's going on vacation for a few days with his son which is code for. Let's just get you away for a little bit and let this kind of die down before you come back you're going to we're going to say something or just. I was just going to say that. It's it's funny to me that all these people who don't watch fox are calling for tucker to be fired from fox especially since fox's supposedly the channel for all the white supremacists. Why would that be. Why would you think if fox's is the channel for the white supremacists and tucker carlson is a white supremacist than wh how does your thinking goad where you're like. We need to call for fox to fire talker like that. Doesn't that would indicate that. You actually don't believe that fox is a platform for white supremacists so because it's it's there's this. There's this discord like i feel you're trying to apply apply logic and that doesn't that doesn't really work right yeah. Logic is a is an endangered species and so now you've got the biden coming out and and misquoting misquoting trump to try and give the give the interpretation or <hes> infer that trump is somehow supporting white supremacists. You have tucker carlson carlson who comes out after the shootings and says this all of this talk of white supremacy is really a hoax in it's just designed to divide you as a nation and and then you've got a o._c. Who came out on twitter yesterday and just i have to read the series of tweets to you because it is brilliant brilliant. I want you to listen to the way that eos frames up the issue of white supremacy in america this is there is a string ring of about four or five tweets here that i'm going to read just so you understand. She starts out by saying. There's a difference between white supremacy or white supremacists. I'm assists and white supremacy. White supremacy is like a virus supremacists are those who have been completely overcome by the disease but supremacy supremacy the virus exists on a larger scale beyond just the infected it also lays dormant white supremacy premacy is often sub-conscious and clearly our nation has not been as not been inoculated white supremacy is our nation's original sin the the draw the driving logic of slavery are native genocide of jim crow and segregation of mass incarceration incarceration of send her back. It's never it's it never went away. It was just dormant. Healing ourselves of white supremacy will be hard. It will be hard because it requires us to confront ourselves. We wish it was as simple as denouncing the the white hood the burnt cross vile language but we need to address where supremacy begins not just where it ends perhaps more then the obvious last step of the supremacist we must examine the nuances of the first step that is a painful inquiry because for many any we may see familiarity in those first steps and that familiarity is very difficult to see and admit we'd rather not talk talk about it recognizing white supremacy in ourselves our situation our subconscious our own past remarks and acts no matter how how consistently unintentional or no matter how consciously unintentional it it is what makes the healing work ahead of challenge challe <hes> ahead the healing work ahead challenging sorry but it is not impossible and confronting. It is the only way to move forward. What at this moment is asking of us is to discuss white supremacy and racism as much or possibly more than white supremacists and racists we do that. I believe if we do when we do that. I believe we will start to make progress but it is incredibly important that we recognize that perfectly normal well good people are capable of aiding racism and white supremacy recognizing that it is not about <hes> pull a polaroid. It's recognizing that is not about pillory pillorying people okay. It's about learning to recognize the virus and in oppressive system designed to hurt us all you know she speaks like she's got a lot of really intimate experience with having latent feelings of white supremacy. She seems to know this this dynamic. She's describing having really really well. Well i love here's what she never did. An all of that she never explained what white supremacy is is. She only says it is deeper and more subconscious than the white supremacist and so what we have to do is address white supremacy well. What is that how define white supremacy for me. It's okay. I already did it white. Supremacy is where to go here. It is white supremacy or white. Supremacism is a racist belief that white people are are superior to people of races and other races and therefore should be dominant over them k. another way the belief that white people are superior to those of all other races especially the the black race and should therefore dominate society now you explain to me. Do you believe that you are superior to blacks hispanics chinese. Whatever do you believe that you your your whiteness. Your white race is superior to other races. If the answer to that is no because that that is a conscious belief system then you are not a racist or a white supremacist gay white supremacy is the idea a supremacist is someone who advocates supports and acknowledges that they believe the the idea the way that frames this up is to suggest that a white supremacy isn't really the fact that you consciously think that you're better and superior to other races and therefore should dominate no no no white supremacy now is redefined as some nuanced belief leaf that you don't even know you have c._o. Beautiful this is you see it's often subconscious in her mind. And what does that mean what means even if you don't think you are you are even if you don't believe that you're part of the problem you are therefore therefore you should just accept that you are and then start making changes to something. I don't even know what right 'cause. She doesn't talk about okay. Let's say let's say that okay subconsciously. Maybe i do believe that. I am racist now. What if it's subconscious. How do you get rid of it. You know what it sounds like to me is sounds like she's making the case for for white supremacy being a form of mental illness that this is a this is actually a pathological diagnosis form of mental illness that you're you're a victim of this condition and we need to help you rid yourself off of this context with guns and with with proposed gun control regulations. That's that's that's an interesting combination. She talks about it as though it's a virus that that infects all of us. We're all guilty of white supremacy. We're all it's. It's deep rooted in us. I would like to point out that the fact if this is truly truly if if your if your racial hatred is subconscious and therefore indistinguishable from you know the way you may consciously feel about someone so even if you don't have any racist in any logical or known racial issues what wants you to believe is that your subconscious is ratio is racist and that is the case then it is. Would it not happy fair to suggest that all of this anti black white supremacy stuff is really a way subconscious way of projecting her hatred for white people by this is what i would say to her. I'd be like well. You're racist against white people. You're you're a white racist. I gang you're a you're a brown supremacist while you are and i i understand if you don't know that you are taos. I get that because it's subconscious you just need what we need you to do. We need to recognize your your brown on supremacy and then we need you to work to make amends k. that we need to understand that you have a virus in you. It's yeah you're you're. You're projecting your brown supremacy and your and i know it i know it seems like you care about minorities and you're trying to fight against white white supremacists but really that's just your way your subconscious way of projecting the hatred that you have for white people see that's really what this is about is about how much you hate white people and you can't defend against it. You can't what are you say no. I don't know it's subconscious. You know it's like a virus it delays dormant and it just comes out at random times. That's exactly what she's proposing here. I can use exactly the same argument in my point. Here is the issue of violence in america the the issues that that are dividing our nation. I mean biden came out recently and said poor kids are just as smart and just as capable as white kids. Eh think let that sit in from it. Is all that just went right over your head but no i think about that for a minute. Biden came out and said oh. Poor kids are just as capable. They're just as smart as white kids are. This is where their minds go. This is the way they think interesting. There's so the automatic. The first take away you get from that is obviously that he's equating poor kids with being black. Yes that's that's the the natural conclusion of that but there's actually a hidden implicit conclusion there as well and that is that white kids are never poor and this is where you get to mouse talked about this in his book that that that would basically what happened was the white liberal elites took all of the stereotypes associated with with black people. They'll they're. They're barefoot. They're unintelligent. They're arab. They're dirty. They're gross. They're they're just naturally lower classes species they took all of that and just without missing a beat transferred over to poor whites and now poor whites get all of those exact same stereotypes that used to be put onto blacks back in the jim crow era or before that and this is this reminds me of that here the it's assumed even bernie sanders in two thousand sixteen election. He said if you're if you're white. You don't know what it's like to be poor. There's this this latent assumption that white people are naturally better off right and what that means that white people who aren't better off. Nobody cares about them. They're the most ignored on category of person in the u._s. No i i i would. I think you're probably right. I think the here's yours the bigger issue at all like all joking aside. I really feel like the the bigger issue. Here is the defining of what a racist. Is you see if you prefer to be with people that you have commonality with this by. Many is considered to be racist so if you don't like going to. I don't know if you don't like going to gay bars because you're not gay. It doesn't make you a homophobic k. It just means you don't like hanging out with gay guys all day right. I don't like <hes> if you don't have any. We talked about this. In the pre show i said when i started talking about what the way ten percenters think versus the way ninety percents think and your question to me was how to one percenters think and i said i don't even talk about that because it's very lonely. They're like you're. You're so far or detached. There's so few people who operated a one percenter level that what you find is when you get there. You're very lonely. Their conversations that you just can't have their struggles goals and things that you're dealing with that everybody else the other ninety nine percent can't understand i talked about what it was like <hes> to to keep the lights on and to keep things running at our operation requires more money than people than average american earns in a year. That's it's just to keep the lights on and pay the budget and all that stuff and we you start talking about a are trying to grow the more money you can't. You can't really share that stuff because they they can't even comprehend it. They're like dude. You make more in a month than i make in two years like how how on earth really really like get outta here with that k the you don't. They don't understand your problems. It's the same thing when you start talking about the issues and the stresses that exist inside of one minority community or christian community versus an atheist community. The reason that people assemble in groups is because they find commonality and enjoyment out of being in those groups on occasion. Those groups will align themselves <hes> racially usually that doesn't make you a racist k. If you prefer one group over another doesn't make you a racist but the assumption here is is that if you look at any other group of people and you don't want to assimilate that and make that that part of your life if you prefer that separation that that is that in and of itself is racist and it just isn't all it means is that you don't prefer prefer to associate in that environment or with those people. There's actually a very rational evolutionary basis for that as well. Which is that especially for early humans minns who hadn't they didn't have this global perspective or they'd encountered all these different people to them. They just always the only humans they spent any time around would be humans who looked like them so those people are saved predictable. You're thin slicing is is going to be effective because it's just you're only around people. You're familiar yeah. People who look different by default just the fact that they look different different means it engages different parts of your brain. We have to evaluate them for threatening so for people who want to be around people that look look similar to them. It's not a point of hate. Necessarily necessarily it can be a matter of maybe not fear but just comfort that this is. I feel like i can predict these people because i feel like i can relate well. I'll give you a great example sample okay. I'm gonna give you a a non-racial example and then a racial example and both of them are almost exactly the same so if you sit around around with a group of marines who spent any amount of time together. You're not gonna understand what's happening there and a lot of times it can be a little scary because the way they communicate is they prefer to yell at each other and cursing each other and basically. I basically front a lot of the time so there's there's a lot of screaming in the marines. There's a lot of fuse f._u. Okay let's go have a beer. If you don't understand the culture you walk into that. You're going to think that people are. We're about to fight all the time when in reality there there really isn't a lot of that. It's just it's just there's a lot of lot of testosterone a lot of energy coming at each other and you just kind of learned that that's normal. It's kind of like if you grew up in an irish house right. There's a lot of screaming a lot of fighting a lot of stuff like that. That's just the nature nature of of that group of people right. Well you go into the black community. What community scares white folks. Here's why because black guys communicate different than white men do listen to a bunch listen to a black man when he's trying to get his point across guarantee he gets up like an irishman. He gets up like a marine. I see the so much commonality in there and scares the crap out of white people because they're not used to communicating like that. They don't get in people's faces right that they don't that that's not part of their culture or their upbringing and i'm telling you it creates that like that tension that uncomfortable uncomfortable ability. That's not even a frigging word discomfort discomfort. Thank you <hes> and and that's the type of thing that drives people apart but there's nothing wrong with that. There's nothing wrong with you wanting to yell your opinion and as long as that's culturally the way it works. There's nothing wrong with you not wanting to be associated with that. If that's not comfortable to you the implication the the inference that somehow you are a racist just because you prefer one group of people or one culture to another is foolishness nece. It's it is there is there is no possible way for you to overcome that definition of white supremacy that definition can of racism. It's not possible and that's exactly what they want. This is like when i talk about those of you who make statements online nine or on the air or in in your business whatever it is and you get chastised for the worst thing you can do in the public arena is to apologize because what ails see a lot of these other people who are touting the idea of white supremacy want is they want you to admit it and accept that you harbor some sort of you know racial tendencies racist tendencies and therefore now you must make amends once. We've gotten you to concede on that now. It's about how do you make amends. How do you better yourself and because of the way they've framed up the definition. There's no no way for you to do that. You can never get right so to speak you. Can it's like an alcoholic right once. You admit that you're an alcoholic. You're never not an alcoholic. All you do is manage your disease right. It's just like a. I cannot have another drink again but i'm never not an alcoholic one in white supremacy. There's all kinds of ways that we can make sure that you amend your lifestyle or or the way you speak or the things that you say to ensure sure that you don't ever become or let that virus rise up right the needs to lay dormant but we will decide under what issue or what circumstances we determine your white supremacy to be rising up and then we'll be able to tell you and since you've already admitted that it does happen in his subconscious well well now. We can just get you to do whatever we want to do and i just turned the tables on it. I think i think he's a racist absolutely absolutely racist assist. She hates white people. She wants to keep them down. I think it's really fascinating that she actually literally use the imagery of original sin for that because that's again go back to malice. That's been his case with this whole concept of the cathedral and the majella left that it's actually it's a liberal religion and part of their religion is original sending in their original sin is white supremacy like that's that has been his his entire thesis. I mean he's borrowed that from gaza. Mitch's mold bugs or what is it. What does it say to have her. Say it explicitly as fascinating yeah what does it what is what is original sin. You see christians. Don't believe that you you can ever get rid of that. You can be forgiven given if you admit that you are sinful and you change utterly and completely change your lifestyle in accordance with what they believe is leading a pious life <hes> or a <hes> a sin lewis life but even christians will tell you that they sin all the time and require constant forgiveness for the sin see the notion of original sin is something that you can't get rid of. You're gonna send your whole life and all you can do is hope hope is beg for forgiveness when you send and then make amends every time that you do. That's what the imagery that she's portraying. There is one that you never get over and it's a thing that sets you apart from god. It's d- thing this sets you apart from guard so in this case if white supremacy is our original sin. What is the god. It's setting us apart from that. We cannot ever attain to without without daily. Job are asking for forgiveness submitting our own wills. If we're gonna use the the the christian imagery imagery that way what is the god now that she's proposing that we must all submit ourselves to to atone for our original sin of white supremacy is is your is it her. Is she the one there's the state well. It's the state that will determine it is some <hes> it is it is the authority and the state is the authority order in in her estimation in her mind. It is the authority that will determine what is required what is considered right living and what sort of penance is to be paid for <hes> for the sin and i just i think from my point of view when i read this stuff. I'm amazed i don't. I don't think she's smart enough to do this herself. I think she has some very very good handlers managers because nothing about her suggests to me that she's anything other than an aloof twenty something that has some wild ideas about saving the planet from global warming. She's she's not a terribly terribly intelligent person but when i read these things it's it's as though a master influencers is writing them and setting them up which which again she doesn't have. Maybe she does have the life experience. Maybe i'm misreading her and what i see publicly from her versus. Some of the things things that i read but i i i get the feeling that what she is reading is extremely carefully scripted and that use of imagery and all that stuff is is <hes> is amazing. Pay attention to it because it's that's the type of influence that the the corner that you back someone into it's it's called forced choice ace and and <hes> and self selection so it's used all the time and influence in order to limit someone's perspective to a couple of different options and then also to create a scenario by which <hes> they have to they have to come over to your way of thinking otherwise otherwise they've they've created some sort of like <hes> inconsistency in their belief system that they that no american no human being really likes we we liked consistency in ourselves and others so <hes> brilliant absolutely brilliant but anyway let me tell you about door dash door. Dash last night was sitting around watching t._v. After the day was done and did not want to get up and cook any food so i just grabbed my phone flipped on my door dash and had them send me the over. Some food lickety-split had a long day at work tough day at school stuck at the office. 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Someone from the walmart recognized that people were freaked out started screaming that there is a potential actor shooter called the police pulled the fire alarm and and people just started running. Now it turns out this kid is just a moron and he is part of a second amendment group of of idiots in america today who think that they're doing some sort of service to the community by openly walking around in <hes> with with rifle strapped to their back as though i am as though they're exercising some i have some second amendment right now in missouri three. You are absolutely does absolutely legal for you to open carry on the street. All you have to do is simply not use the weapon or or handle the weapon in in <hes> in what they call a a threatening way so you want to strap it on your back. You wanna walk around town. Put a pistol on your hip. You can do that yeah now. Look this is missouri. <hes> is there. Do they have any restrictions on concealed carry now. I don't think i've kansas does not so kansas doesn't they. Don't require a license. Nothing it literally if you are a kansas resident with the kansas driver's license. I believe we've just kansas resident you. You can carry a concealed weapon anywhere you want to in the state requires absolutely zero training or certification from the government there is constitutional carry and shell issue. Anyone open carrying concealed carry legal one eight nineteen years older. Yes missouri's the same way as kansas. So what does it mean when somebody's walking around with a rifle strapped to their back or a pistol strapped to their hip that you can see. I mean what what what are they really trying to get across. They're trying to stir up trouble. They're trying to make a big deal out there trying to coax the cops out there so that the cops can say hey you need to not not. Maybe you don't do this. Maybe this is stupid like why what's the purpose of this right so then they can say well. What do i need to answer that question from you. Were you. The this idiot this twenty year old d. bag decided that he was going to put on body armor and fatigues and push a cart through the walmart art just as what just because he can the dudes lucky he's alive. He's lucky that somebody just didn't pull out a gun and and smoke him because you know what you know what they would say. It'd be like well clearly we we ended his active shooter before it started going up no leg to stand on. What did you say oh no. He didn't intend to kill anybody walking in with body armor and weapons. It's this is the kind of stuff that bothers me because these idiots are the ones that do more damage for people who advocate for concealed carry than anything else. I happen to be a huge advocate for concealed carry. Sorry i think that the bad guys are going to carry guns that you ought to not restrict what a good guy can do if a bad guys going to carry a weapon and he's going to hide it and he's gonna to use it to try and hurt you. Then why on earth would you keep all the law abiding citizens from carrying weapons as well. The truth is that there's very very very very few people who actually carry a concealed weapon even when they're allowed to. I hated carrying one because it's all it's bulky walk in. It's always in the way even if you were a small one. It's really difficult to hide in the summertime. It's just it becomes a huge pain and so what you start doing is keep keep it in your car and then if you're actually going into somewhere that <hes> that there might be you you you would stand to reasonably encounter some sort of danger then you put the gun on so if i was going downtown for dinner or if i was going to a movie theater or shopping center or something like that then i would put the gun on but i didn't carry it with me everywhere. I went all the time. Just it was a pain but the fact is that even guys like me who carrie semi regularly. Even guys like me don't off. Don't carry all the time and most people who have the ability to carry don't because is is too much of a hassle but in the case of this this missouri situation it was actually an off. Duty firefighter pulled a gun on him. Now firefighters are not issued issued sidearms which means that was private weapon and he acted in a way that had there been a real situation would have prevented the you know the loss of life. I think that they need to start punishing. I i. I don't even know if i can say that. I i want this to stop but i don't know what you do about it because the dude should be allowed to walk around however he wants to. You got a right to be an idiot in america. You got a right to be stupid. I just wish that we could find some way to stop. These people were to say to segregate them and say these guys are morons. None on of us agree with this clown. This guy's just east guys part of the problem and i think maybe i'm doing it here. Maybe what i'm saying today and the meshes that i'm communicating is what what needs to be communicated because this guy who in their right mind a few days after the shooting the two shootings. We had decides to do something like this. It's it's an idiot a moron. I bet when we look into this kid. He's probably one of these second. <hes> second amendment open carry nazis that is <hes> you know that showboats inputs videos online of him because apparently he was videotaping himself as walking through the store so no doubt out that he's part of this crew and when he gets shot. I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it because he's an idiot. It seems to me that it's just very curious that all of these similar incidents are all happening all the exact same time and it's convenient and easy to just say oh it's copycats one person does it and other people are copying them but i don't know <hes> just you think there might be some concerted effort <hes> to for some people to try and make the c the reason i'm. I don't doubt that there might be some of that. <hes> i just don't a guy who does something like this is putting his life in danger and that's not typically something you would do you. If you were just trying to get a rise out of people you would you would not put on body armor fatigue at a walmart in missouri right you just that that's an easy way to get yourself shot and killed. I think that the the way i think that there are a lot of people who get spun up after shootings and that we we do tend to cease <hes> psychologically more shootings after there are shootings incentivizes people to do the same but i definitely believe that there is a concerted effort to exacerbate the problem <hes> by people who would like to see less guns in america and less <hes> gun ownership. The timing is super convenient in a in a election cycle where it's pretty clear that trump's going to be reelected at this point and the democrats said there's nothing that's really distinct about any of them that setting them apart from each other and now all of a sudden we're getting a really convenient narrative that is both anti-trump thing and it's also a way that specific democrats can can fashion a timely policy that they can use to get elected running running on gun control. No i absolutely <hes> but anyway. I just wanted to point that out. Actually that was a minor story. That just pissed me off but <hes> i wanna point you guys guys to something financial. That's happening in denmark. <hes> that is again i just we are living in such coach irrational world. We're so absolutely delusional about what is happening in in our credit system today a and i think it's going to be catastrophic when it finally comes apart. I don't know how long they can hold it together. They held it together a lot longer than i thought they would but stuff like this next story has got to 'cause you should have alarm bells just going off in your head and in your life and causing you to really reevaluate just how healthy and economy were in right now. The bank of denmark is offering borrowers the chance to take out mortgages at a negative interest straight. Hey it is denmark's third largest bank said this week that customers would now be eligible to take out a ten year fixed rate mortgage with an interest rate of negative point five percent that means they will pay you over the course of ten years to borrow money and purchase a property with it <hes> to put that in perspective if you bought a mill if you took out a loan for a million dollar property and you paid the mortgage bridge off in full in ten years you would only pay back nine hundred ninety five thousand dollars now how why how what is the purpose they go on to say it's another chapter in the history of the mortgage said jetski bank housing economist economist told danish t._v. According to the new website <hes> the news website copenhagen post a few months ago <hes> we would have said that this would not be possible but we have been surprised time and time again and this opens up new opportunities for homeowners. It's like no you are. They are doing their level will best to pump money into the economy so that they can devalue the currency. We talked about this before about the necessity of devaluing currency to make exports more attractive <hes> being there is a global currency manipulation happening where everyone one is doing their level best to devalue. Germany is an export economy. They require <hes> to have a cheap money. In order to export it is it is happening all around around the globe. It may seem counter intuitive for banks to lend out their money at such a low rate but it has a rationale behind. Oh really financial financial markets are in a volatile uncertain spot right now. Factors include the u._s. china trade war brexit and the generalized economic slowdown across the world and particularly in europe. Many investors fear a substantial crash in the near future as such some banks are willing to lend money at negative rates accepting a small a loss rather than risking a bigger loss by lending money at higher rates that customers cannot meet. Are you insane. That is the most that is the most asinine conine rationale for lending out money at negative interest rates. It's stupid god. This is this request who wrote this article. This is from business insider. William martin ought to be fired for this analysis. This guy knows nothing about business. This let me explain how this works. When in a in a in an un manipulated world where a banker her is loaning out their own money and who desires to be repaid and he wants to be raid be repaid proportionally to the <hes> the risk risk involved and the time duration of that risk is going to do a couple of things. He's gonna look at exactly who wants the money. He's gonna wanna look at the credit worthiness of the buyer and he's going to say what's the likelihood that if i give this guy a million dollars he's actually gonna pay back and and then he's gonna look at the risk in the opportunity and the carry cost. How much time do i have to give this guy the money and if i'm giving him the money i i can't give it to somebody else so i have an opportunity cost that his lost there as well so based on the risk of the of the borrower the risk of of the money that they're borrowing four and both the time that i have to have that risk and the opportunity cost lost on another investment. What what interest rate should i charge. That is how it works. It's not oh. I'm worried that if i give this guy a million in dollars he might not pay it back. The interest rates too high if the interest rates too high you just don't give him the money if you can't afford to pay it back. If you look got it say well. This is going to require that. You pay me eight thousand dollars a month for the next ten years and i don't see how you're gonna do it. So you just don't get the money. The money goes somewhere else. You don't look at it and say well. I don't know if this guy would pay back the million dollars if i put it to him at a five percent rate so better give him a negative interest rate. How are you making any money. How how do you profit from that you don't there's no rational argument for lending out money at a negative rate. It's it is it is bizarro. World are anybody to do that. Sorry these banks being a penalty. Do they pay for not lending money because this tells me that for some they're incentivized to lend money because not lending money is going to cost them somehow. I mean obviously they're. They're not going to do something that patently against their own interest. So what are they are. They paying penalties to their central bank or something if they aren't lender get it like this. This is actually a as near as i can tell. This is the way this works their their bank. Their central bank loaning money at negative rates right so the banks are actually getting being paid to take money from the central bank. Central bank has negative rates banks now have all of this money k. when what the bank wants to do is they want assets on the books so when they make a loan to a for a mortgage or a car or for a business loan whatever that's not a liability on their books that's actually the an asset <hes> because they actually now have the collateral in some way either on the mortgage or whatever and so i think what's happening is is that these banks are getting in as much free money as they can possibly take and they're trying to figure out how do i amass as many assets on the books as i can. I don't it there's probably something deeper because because i haven't looked into this any any closer than that i'm not familiar with all of the intricacies with the danish market and central bank in their housing market but what i can tell you is this morons interpretation of why the logical reason why they would loan out an negative interest rates makes absolutely zero sense at all like there. There is no logical reason to do this from a financial perspective. The only way bank makes money is through interest. It has cash it loans that money out and it receives an interest rate on the return of that money. That's the only way of bankers owns a return. There's no financial reason for for them to loan at negative rates at least not on its face which means there has to be some other sort of underhanded conniving reason why they they would do this and i got a feeling it has to do with them looking better on their balance sheets than anything else it a couple of paragraphs up. It says it should should be noted that negative rates have been available in short term mortgage bonds in denmark since may they've only just been made directly available to consumers ripe that right there you wanna talk talk about about income or wealth inequality that right there indicates to me to a stratified on divide between consumers and banks and and these negative rates have have haven't been available to consumers in the past. This is obviously something that's very favorable to the consumer to be to be paid to to borrow money so it was released to banks have been able to do this for a while but only now are consumers able to do it so that means consumers are getting lagging benefits from with that's it's always the way it works yeah. I'm your pointing it out. I'm pointing out yeah this is this is the way same thing happens with the fed that on banks and institutions immediately associated associated closely to the fed that i received those those new does new dollars they don't pay the same price and inflation that the rest of the consumers do because it takes a while for the money to get down to the consumer sumer and this is one of the things that drives on a widening equality gap and in terms of income and wealth but the but it's never going to be talked about because <hes> you can't talk about the fed in in in the main main media write the last paragraph here says it shows how scared investors are at the current situation in our financial markets that they are expect expect that they expect it will take a very long time before things improve. It's uncomfortable thought that there are investors who are willing to lend money at thirty years and get just a half a percent in return. It is not it's not that is logical if they didn't have have to pay anything for the money so think about it like this. If you had had earn and work and slave to make make the money that you had to make and now you had managed to save a little bit of it and you decided that you were gonna loan it out <hes> you would pro. You'll be very very cautious about who you loan to and the rate that you got but imagine if somebody just showed up at your door with ten million dollars and said hey here's ten million dollars. You can't can't spend it <hes> but what you can do is that you can use that money to generate whatever rate of return that you want to and you can use it to facilitate the growth of your own wealth anyway. You want well if i loan all that money out at thirty years at half a percent interest rate <unk> over thirty years <hes> yes not a lot of money but what's the risk to me nothing. I mean especially if i know that i can always go get another ten ten million dollars mean. Let's say that only half of it comes in or let's say all they default on all of it and lose all ten million dollars who cares we'll just go. You get ten million more. This is the problem is that it's because there was they didn't do anything to bring the money in and they didn't the money was created needed out of thin air. There's no there's no reason to care and to be concerned about the rate of return especially when the government that is printing being the money the central bank that's printing the money is giving it to them at a negative interest rate so they're not even they don't even have to overcome and interest rate hurdle see normally the the central central bank would print money it would loan it to the bank one percent two percent five percent whatever it is and then the bank would add an additional interest rate on top of that when it loaned money <music> out to other people this created kind of the interest rate when when banks borrowed from the central bank now the central bank is saying here. Take this money and we'll pay you to take it. What is it that shocking that then that money goes out into the economy eventually and the banks that are loaning out or saying here. Take this money and we'll pay you to take it if this is this is gonna come apart big. This is going to be so ugly. It's going to be so bad. It's gonna be you thought. Two thousand eight was bad. You have no idea this is. This is potentially chilly. I'd i'd. I don't like to make like broad like everything's gonna. We're all gonna die but this this is cataclysmic. This has the potential to destroy draw the entire financial system in our world <hes> and oh. It's scary because there's nowhere to hide it. No there's like h past past recession they'd hidden. They've absorbed all of this extra slack in the system and they've hidden in another system. They keep backing up hiding uses but we're running out of places to hide it. That's why you said when we first started talking about this before the show. You said something about getting paid to get take out a mortgage and i was like i have. I have maybe on its face. That seems like oh hey. That's that's a pretty smart financial transaction but what that indicates to me is that the financial system is headed to a place where i have no interest in being attached to a house the idea of being attached to a mortgage right it now seems akin to strapping a millstone around my neck and jumping off a cliff notice. I want to be as flexible and mobile as i possibly can. We'll let me that's fair. It's a there's nothing wrong with that thinking. <hes> i'll present an alternate scenario to you. I happen to believe that the way that the world is going to get out of this. The financial debacle it's in is through rapid inflation. <hes> i is that they will all end up devaluing the currencies to appoint the debt becomes manageable again and this has happened many times throughout history. You can look at places where new currencies were issued and they blew up. The old system. I mean happened happened. <hes> brazil it happened in in germany in the weimar there there are lots of instances when this occurred so you can see how it works but eventually in order to overcome the debt hurdle <hes> countries end up inflating the currency to a point that it just becomes worthless now well. What's the issue with this k- the issue with this is what what happens when they do that is your savings is wiped out. Everybody's savings is wiped out because now the million dollars. The two million dollars that you had in the bank for retirement is now worth the equivalent of ten bucks. You can buy hamburgers yankee by hambur hambur. That's it and so you cannot possibly invest your way out of it now. There are some things that tend to maintain their value land and property being being one of those things so if somebody was offering you a negative interest rate to own a property and i was gonna pay you for the right to own it and you saw this on the horizon. It may very well make sense for you to take that deal and then when the pro when you see it happening then you take your money you put it into the property you pay off the loan and now you own the property outright <hes> and and now you control a property that has that that hasn't that's an inflation hedge. It doesn't necessarily doesn't guarantee that that's going to happen but the likelihood that we have another financial <hes> like another <hes> real estate collapse is not as likely as a bond and equity collapse and rampant inflation so i don't know there's two different ways to think about it. Frankly my my goal is always to just continue to increase my own knowledge and skill and continue to diversify the ways that i can earn a living so that regardless of what happens if i need to leave you know and i need to go somewhere else i can <hes>. I don't know take a guy like john. Lee dumas gay john lee dumas owned <hes> owns a a product called podcast paradise and he basically teaches people how to start and grow podcasts. He has become so wildly l. least successful at it. <hes> that a couple of years ago or last year i can't remember he ended up owing the state of california something like six hundred thousand dollars in and taxes and you know what. He said he said screw this. I'm moving to forty moved to costa rica rica photo rico. Oh i'm moving to puerto rico and <hes> he got around it. He just left. That's where you wanna be k- whenever it becomes abusive whenever they just start to strangle you you want the ability to just say i'm not going to do this anymore. Let's this is not. I'm not going to tolerate it and i'm leaving. I can still own property in california and visit it whenever i want to but i don't have to live there you know that's that's an option option for you but only if you have the wealth and the and the income stream to move and to go you are putting yourself off in a very precarious situation if you are not focused on your money and creating and retaining as much as possible. It's dangerous because you're putting putting yourself in a position that when it all comes apart when you start seeing hyper inflation take a look at venezuela. All the people with money are gone. Only people left after the poor the people who couldn't get out the people who are now left suffering and starving without medication without access to care or to food. That's that's danger. Don't don't put your family in that situation. You got responsibilities. You have debt that has to be paid every day. Eh for your own life and don't squander that. Don't put yourself in a position where you're forced to beg in order to feed your family oy make the decisions now that are going to that are going to allow you the chance to live the life that you wanna live later. You can see with all this then uae. Crypto currencies are becoming so popular and why there's such a potential for them to especially big established ones like bitcoin why why there's such potential for them to totally hockey stick in the short term short term future by hockey stick. I mean just have the sharp angle straight up or their value increases massively simply because all of this growing instability in the currency is going to chase people to to safer places with it and as more people all are interested in it the more all of the bugs are gonna be ironed out and you're going to get the more the people who aren't all tied up in the system who are much more have much more foresight and they don't have so so many emotions invested in the sustaining of the current system. They're like hey. I'm gonna take whatever's gonna yeah. Whatever's going to give me the most liberty in the most independence and is going to be the safest has placed a toast to store my assets so you're gonna though those big wales start leaning their way into cryptocurrencies specifically into bitcoin. I think you're you're gonna see a huge takeoff with that and it's going to create a real showdown as because the currency is the way that that the state maintains its grip on society without having a control over the currency. They lose their control over society so you're going to have a big showdown where where the state is going to realize that their lifeblood that someone's poked a hole in their boat. Oh in their life blood is draining out and they're going to have to. They're going to be trying to take control over something. That's explicit purpose is that it's not controlled. The entire purpose of occurrences currency like bitcoin is that it is decentralized that there isn't a central hub that controls the inflows and outflows so to have an institution that tries to take over something something like that. They're gonna try to take over bitcoin explicitly but to have that that's where the state starts revealing itself is hey. We're not here for your best interest. We're here to maintain our own power as going to create a showdown and i think that this is this is preceding the potential just disillusion of the state because it's it's losing its legitimacy. It's losing. It's it's it's on on <hes> apparent utility. Do you really do you honestly believe that it is losing its legitimacy or is it just losing legitimacy see in your mind because in my mind there hasn't been a a legitimate reason for ninety percent of what government does for a long time mm-hmm but but nor is has it been with most of the people that i spend a lot of time talking with this stuff about but when i look at i mean we both live here in california. When i look around i don't see people turning away from and and questioning state legitimacy i i only see them their stranglehold tightening and things getting worse <hes> and so do you think that's do. Is that an accurate statement in your mind or is that just the way you are more and more feeling about the people that you're looking at aren't people where you're going to see it happen. It's going to happen with a small intransigent minority of people who are who have wealth and influence but who aren't seeking to use that wealth and influence to take over the state but rather to insulate themselves from the state the very fact that something like bitcoin exists. It is evidence that this perception is growing because it's evident to us but it's a matter of whether it's going to become evident to other people and i think the very the very nature of the fact that people are starting to look for alternatives is evidence that that sentiment is growing and it's not i don't. I don't see this as some utopian. It's going to be ugly and it's it's going to be messy but the system is is in its death throes. It's it's flailing and it's trying to sane itself and there's going to be end. There's plenty of people who who that is evident to and they're going to be trying to extricate themselves from it and the more people try to extricate themselves from it. The more other people recognize that they're trying to extricate themselves from and it it creates a cascading effect as people are withdrawing themselves from this dying animal. So what i see is that it's it's inevitable. It's not that people are people aren't going to become more confident in the state. They're not going to become more confident in central banks. They're not going to become more confident in these <hes> state-backed state-backed fiat currencies. They're only going to become less confident in them and as they become less confident in them that is sort of like peeling the curtain back over the rest of the aspects of the state state and it's not that people are going to have a moral issue with it. It's gonna it's going to be revealed as just it's not an adaptable animal. It's not a the the utility of the state eight is is decreasing as technology increases and what you what you really so what you're really saying is is that eventually a small handful of people will in order to insulate insulate themselves from damage financial damage will end up putting the money into something like bitcoin that ultimately will create the sort of if <hes> the sort of stability and and the sort of exchange capabilities that we don't currently have with that system yeah something not not not explicitly bitcoin yet. I'm just using i similar and not just an area of currencies but in other aspects as well it people are it's. It's when people see. The ship is sinking pretty soon. It's becomes evident. The ship is sinking and people bale bale to somewhere and the people who are going to do that are going to be the most technologically inclined the people with the greatest foresight that people who who are the most plugged into the market without necessarily being personally emotionally invested in the market and that's what i see i something's going to happen. It's not just it's not that everything's just gonna collapse and everyone's just going to die and we're all you know. It's gonna be a global weimar republic. There's going to be people who who withdraw themselves from it so i want to know who those the people are and i want to be attached with them an associated with them because that's there's gonna be a phoenix that rises from the ashes and i think that's where it's gonna come from. Well i hope i i. I hope that whatever transition happens that. It's it ends up being a positive one in the long run because that's not always the case but i'm gonna know we'll continue to be here. <hes> every week talking to you guys about this monday wednesday friday and keeping you up to speed and and you know with ideas and concepts news who's that you're not gonna hear anywhere else and again. Thank you all so much for being here. If you wanna connect with me if you wanna watch video through youtube or periscope if you want to join the insiders riders group whatever you wanna do jason stapleton dot com slash connect is where you go and it's got all the links to everything that we do so check that out and we'll be back on monday to do this all over again until then be safe be good. I'll talk to you then.

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Tucker Carlson, Domestic Terrorist

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12:34 min | Last month

Tucker Carlson, Domestic Terrorist

"Hello hello everyone and welcome to another episode of more content talk. That's the only show that cuts through the glamour. The glitz and all the bullshit to bring you. The truth is news that we can find. So i'm gonna talk about good old tonight old tucker carlson because carlson thinks that he is god and that he is. I dunno some kind of military. Junta that he's just gonna organize a whole little committee. Come harass you because Your child has a mask on and so he's encouraging his gang of roving idiots which that's the people who listen to tucker carlson. I've told you that time. And time again and i will continue to tell you that the only people who listen to tucker carlson and him seriously our complete morons. I don't care if you're a professor at dumb fuck university. I don't care what you eat. I don't care what your diet is. I don't care what your spirituality is. If you listen to this motherfucker and you take anything. He has to say seriously. You are an idiot and so you're dealing with people who are stupid you're dealing with people who are violent and violence and stupidity leads to chaos. This is the keg i've been talking about. It's the one. I've been predicting. It's the one that this new right. If you insist upon calling that the calling it that. I don't know why you wanna call it that. That's what the atlantic and so many other publications call it. They call it the new right. Even though the right has not changed in the right will never change and they're always being opportune tuna steak with these You know little racist movements that flare up in these little antigovernment movements that flare up the anti vaccine movement is an anti-government movement. It's all about not being told what to do by the infamous big brother who's always hiding around the corner. The the wizard of oz. That's always hiding behind the curtain the swing greens scientists conspiracy all that bullshit. They love. those movies are stupid. Stupid paranoid schizophrenic. Movies where there's a dystopia in society early all gonna die. Will you know what it ain't gonna happen. You're going to be huge. Lee sorely disappointed because netted shit's real. There's not gonna be any big climactic intergalactic battle for the goodness of humanity. You made all that shit up in your head and now you know it's going to happen because you got you got all that rage inside of these people. They're gonna start attacking people normal people see come in cause people people are saying. Oh we're back to normal now you know. Let's all go out and then you get this dumb fuck comes on the air right. Basically tell tell in his his far-right morons to harass my child child. So this is personal for me. I'm not i'm not. I'm not going outside with my kid without a mask on. I'm not gonna do that. You crazy he doesn't have a vaccine. Okay no kids do so. It's completely reasonable. Offer for parents to want his child to wear masks. There's nothing crazy about it. And i'm not gonna sit here and pretend that that's crazy just because you people want things to be normal again. That's what this is all about this idiocy. Where you think you can actualize your reality or you know you can somehow stop pandemics with prayer or you can somehow just snap your fingers. You can just get the right potion. Get the right here and every everything's fine. That's not how life works. Life is a slow process. It's a slow burn and you're not going to speed anything up on the on the left or the here no matter what you do. All you're doing is preventing it from getting worse until you get to that vaccinated rate which i believe is seventy five or something like that. Don't quote me on that may be eighty five. It's in that range. It's you get to that rate. It doesn't mean anything and it can get out of hand because the variants are in the environment and we've already been told that we meaning need booster shots. And i really think that we will need booster shots. Even if we get to that full vaccination level this thing can still get out of control again. It could still get out of hand again if we don't follow the rules and time and time again. What have we seen. People had not followed the rules and now tucker carlson the crazy food and took across the person who everything he says is a joke. Everything he says is an insult mockery. Everything he says. There's no substance to any of it. It's the truth. Not one fact and yet he has the audacity to advise people to attack people like me for wanting to protect my child from being sick. Because i'm a child abuser now really. I'm the child. abuser me. Lo this and christopher card for more content pleased and more content. Talk i n telling us anchor first of all because anger is free which is a really good reason but anchor also has awesome creation. Tools that allow you to create your podcast directly from your browser or phone anchor will distribute your podcast on spotify apple. Podcast and more you can make money on anchor with a With no minimum listenership is everything. You need to make a podcast in one place. Download the free anchor app or go to anchor dot. Fm to get started today because anchor is awesome. Just like more content please. Yes by aw. Didn't curls basically say that the people who raided the capital basically just nice people to get people right. Could people just misunderstood. Oh but i'm a bad parent because it put a mask on my child. My goodness my my how often the right in this country shows their true colors and how often the left forgives them is absolutely disgusting. It will be the death of the democratic party. How do you tolerate this. How do you wrap this up and make it look like You know it's a good ceos just free speech rate. It's free speech to attack to to instruct people to harass others. You know what happened to pizza gate you know that. All those mother fuckers in on that encouraging bathing people. You know saying all kinds of terrible things. you saw. What happened and the same thing could happen here. What were these Cowboys decided to take the law into their own hands. What are you going to do about it are you gonna. Are you going to waive the constitution in their face and tell them to let you have your freedom of religion or wherever the dumb thing you think that that piece of paper will do for you in real life. You know there's a point where you have to rein. These people didn't write your year in your a year in and you're no closer than you were. When i first started doing this show to get this thing under control. I understand given the vaccine distributor. I never. I've never disputed that but you don't have enough people to it. And then he got a bunch of loons out there who who knows they might show. They've already shown to vaccination sites and disrupted and tried to make people sick by spitting all over people and all this nonsense that shut them down. Who knows what they'll do. They have guns those people you know they just need. This need to be told what to do. And trump in the republicans. They got all those people on lot. They tell them what to do. All the type tucker is going to be huge problems from this is going to be this to be possible. Domestic terrorist attacks. There were already domestic terrorist attacks. That had nothing to do with this now. This fucker ads this into the mix and these are the motherfuckers you are always talking about working with your always saying well. you know. it's free speech. Well you do. It sick is what it is. It's allowed why is that allowed. Why is he allowed to go on television and instruct people to harass other people's children. Why is small government person. The supposedly i hate government person always talking about the big do bad government coming for you. Why is he on. Tv telling you to call child protective services. You mother fuckers. Don't even believe in child protective services. You motherfucker these mother fuckers on the right. Don't think the child protective services has any right to come into their home. That's why the motherfuckers at waco shot at child protective services when they tried to come and take the children. So i don't want to hear from the right about child. Protective services child protective services gets cut left and right because the right. They're always trying to cut that shit back because of religious freedom and they're in the court right now talking about religious freedom and this right wing. Motherfucker goes on national television talking about call. Cps listen to be very closely conservatives. You're done you're done. We're going to see to it that you're done. This is gonna stop. I'm not an allow you to do this anymore. I'm not gonna no more apologies. I want here any policy for tucker carlson. 'cause i he'll come out with some bullshit apology. Not accepted not accepted for mitch. Mcconnell ninety all you mother fuckers are going down. We're gonna bring you down because this dumb ass tucker. Carlson is stupid. He's gonna come out. He's going to say stupid shit all the time and be right. There pointed out every election telling young people specifically and Anyone anyone can get anyone listen. These people are hypocrites and they will be the death of you. You think i'm bad because I read Some books in college that you don't agree with and here's this motherfucker on television telling you to harass people and you want me to take you seriously no no more. I don't take the right seriously. I don't take conservative seriously. If you're a republican you're an idiot and that's the end of it that's the show if you want to support me You can do so by scrolling to the bottom of the page click the button. We'd really appreciate it You can also go to our tiktok at more content top Youtube is the same at more content. Talk you can find us on twitter. That's more underscore contents p. l. s. And you can also find us on instagram at more contact tent talk content top and hey remember would tucker. Carlson gets you down. You could always laugh at something else like me. Have a good night everyone or day afternoon. or what. have you farewell screens.

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The Olasky Interview, Season 3: Tucker Carlson

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The Olasky Interview, Season 3: Tucker Carlson

"Welcome to episode ten of the alaska interview. I'm jill nelson today. We'll hear marvin's twenty thirteen conversation with author and political commentator tucker carlson. Carlson has hosted the nightly political talk. Show tucker carlson tonight on fox news since twenty sixteen before that. He co founded the daily caller a conservative news and opinion website. Here now to talk about. This interview is world editor in chief. Marvin laskey marvin. Great to see you again. Gracie you jill. Before we discussed the interview itself. I want to ask you about some of the controversy. Carlson has stirred up since this interview took place in twenty eighteen. He made some comments on his fox. News primetime show tucker carlson tonight about immigration. Let's listen we have a moral obligation to admit the world's poor they tell us even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided now. His show lost a dozen sponsors over this comment. Marvin what's your take on the controversy. This interview with tucker was in two thousand twelve when he was editing. A political news site the daily caller. Now that he's a big fox news personality maybe he plays prejudices I'd say immigrants generally have made our country richer and better of certainly seen that in texas. What made you want to interview. Carlson tucker was the most amusing editor. I knew and had in those days. He didn't take himself seriously. I don't know what he's like. These days tucker was also honest in reporting the behavior of his wife therefore children their two dogs. He said all of them. Except the dogs read the new york post which is not the most high toned publication. And so what do the dogs read. Just out of curiosity jill. That's exactly the question. And i also asked it tucker replied they just stare at the refrigerator just like my dog. That's what your dog does. Greeley greeley us named after horace greeley the nineteenth century editor. Yeah he doesn't always dare refrigerator. If we're eating he stares at us and just hopes that will drop a morsel. Was sometimes much to my wife's chagrin. I actually do intentionally. I won't let her know. Thank you you talk some about his beliefs. How does tucker carlson defined himself theologically. Well this interview he defined himself as a christian. He gave a pretty good summary but he did leave out that we are centers so something big missing but the rest was was actually was actually good Denominational he studies an episcopalian but he despises the denomination for several reasons including its pro abortion position while i know he's co founder of the daily caller and said he looks for reporters who are curious and highly aggressive and marvin you train and hire reporters for world. What do you think of. As hiring criteria that he describes in this interview not bad emphasized curiosity willingness to ask tough questions. Read widely work hard The also said doesn't matter where you went to college. What degrees you hold. It's a meritocracy. I think that's true. We were emphasized christian worldview which he doesn't really talk about but we're together on the on the basic question. Can you write good and true stories. All rights time to get into the interview. Now as always great to talk with you joe. Thank you hear now. Is marvin alaska's 2013. Thirteen conversation with author and political commentator tucker carlson. This interview took place in front of an audience. At patrick henry college. The alaska interview podcast is made possible by listeners. Like you additional support comes from samaritan ministries a biblical solution to health care where members live out collation. Six to by bearing one another's burdens through prayer and financial support. When there's a medical need more at samaritan ministries dot org slash world podcast. So with all your background. Both in writing articles lots of different publications. And then your television. Punditry work on cnn and msnbc and pbs and now fox. What's different between the thought process involved in writing a column as opposed to appearing on a jealous jousting on tv. Oh gosh i mean. I guess they're both species journalism but they're more like third cousins and siblings. I would say the process of writing forces you to think through what you're saying. I mean writing is thinking so by the end of a piece especially reported piece mean you know an awful lot where you think you know you imagine you know an awful lot about the subject. Television puts a premium on crisper expressions. Really the key talent intelligible tuckey tells on television one is not to be overawed by the medium. You can't be afraid. Fearful people don't do well on tv. Passion actually doesn't translate that well on television. it's a cool medium as has been noted many times and second quality you want is the ability to some things up crisply and so the process of preparing for a tv show as a guest is the process of thinking through the three points that you would like to make and how does one to still them into you know A form that viewers can understand people. Don't listen carefully to television. I've decided and they don't have a sense of irony or nuance or sarcasm. None of that translates at all and television. So it really is an irony free medium so you need to be very straightforward. What you think. No joking allowed. I mean i. I one time was doing a show years ago and somebody says i have always had problems combing my hair. I'm not super self-aware. So i had my hair was sticking up for some somebody said you know your is out of control and i said it's a wig jokey what would be the point of wearing a wig and then telling people about it right when the whole point of having. A wig is the stealth involved. You know you're pretending you have here but you don't spend eight grand on a wig and then brag about it so i didn't imagine anyone would take this seriously. We only like six thousand emails about it. You know all hostile to go on the next day and confessed that in fact my hair is my own but the point is the the mode of expression is so different print you can. You can carry off many layers on tv. You can't now daily caller. Is it more like television or more like the new york times if we have the choice. That's trys josh. We have we have a spectrum from sensational to state and boring. I would say the time is pretty as as a lifelong daily new york times reader. I would say it's pretty sensationalistic publication. But i mean look i am. I like the tabloids. I like the new york post. I read the near post every morning. The near post is not the highest tone publication in america. But i've four children. And i can tell you that range in age from ten to eighteen and a wife and two dogs and all them with exclusion of the dogs. Read the new york post every something for everybody. The dogs just sort of stare at the refrigerator but the beauty of the near post is it doesn't presuppose that you have an obligation to read it. The times arrives on your doorstep and the right hand column shouts that you. Are you a decent person or are you a good citizen. Are you smart than you will read me. The new york post has no such pretensions. New york post knows that you are busy. You got a ton to do. You don't need to read the new york post they convince you to read the new york post and by the way they also cover dwarf crime in a way. Nobody else does Doors don't commit a ton of crimes. But when they do the new york post their blanket coverage Any kind of anything from jaywalking armed. Robbery there on it so they have all kinds of you know freakshow stories But they also have serious political coverage that to me is a modern things about the paper. I don't care for but the thing. I take away from it. Is you need in this busy moment in our history to convince people that you were worth reading so i have no problem putting a lot of thought lines for example you know. How do we win readers and we have been accused of you know of going low in doing that. I'm not ashamed of it at all at all. Nobody has an obligation to read your stories. I tell my reporters this all the time. We have fifty employees. That always lecturing you know. Nobody has to read. This people are super busy. They've got jobs to do families to raise and you need to convince them at. This is worth their time So i would say. We're a hybrid. Typical thing in american journalism has been to start out sensationally. Yeah and then become more serious. And in the process joseph pulitzer william and are always state sensational. Pulitzer start out sensational and then got very serious to the point of offering when he was dying pulitzer prizes and so forth right. What's the future of the daily caller as a matter of atonement by the way Which didn't work in my view but Well we are not sensational in the sense that our our standards for accuracy are very high as high as the new york times okay. We don't get things wrong. The new york post does we we we get things wrong unintentionally but we care when we get something wrong. We corrected immediately. We figure out why we got it wrong. Which i think is a key part of the process the after action report one of the reasons the military is revered while every other institution american life is reviled is they take seriously their you know afterthought think through why they did what they did and especially when mistakes are made they determine why and how and we do the same and then just on a very basic level. We spell people's names right you know we. We think it's really important. With spelling matters. We think ages and dates matter so just the basic conventions of journalism. We embraced pretty aggressively. What sets us apart is we don't on our best days anyway. By into the same dumb storyline. I mean they're only like nine different narratives that the press by and large covers. And i think they're tired and in some cases misleading. There's certainly boring i. Can't you know what i mean. What are the top three. Why don't you know private. enterprise is bad. Big companies are evil. White people are racist. Whatever i mean you know what they are and like. There's probably some truth in all of those things. Because there's always truth at the bottom of every stereotype. But for the most part they represent a very outdated view of what's happening in america. I mean if you read the new york times or the new yorker or any. And i read them all but any of the kind of old line liberal high quality organs. It's really like nine hundred fifty five in america. I mean america's biggest problem is why racism like really miss countries. Just i'm not trying to minimize by racism. I'm just saying the country has changed so much demographically and in its attitudes. That's like ludicrous assumption. That underpins a lot of the political coverage law the crime coverage cetera et cetera. Dumb so i want reporters who come at the news with a fresher take just conservatives. You can't if we limited our hiring to just conservatives you have like four people can service. Don't wanna go into journalism by and large. They wanna go make some money or are they want to go what they wanna do. They don't wanna to journalism and they also don't wanna run bookstores open restaurants which is why bookstores and restaurants always earned by liberals to conserve. I haven't the faintest idea probably because it has a discredited odor. Probably because you have to when you work in journalism and spend time around and other journalists and that's a pretty upsetting prospect. It's pretty unattractive group pretty annoying group. Actually they don't want deal with it and they're also probably not keyed into the channels through which journalist rise up in the ranks. I want this forever all the summit by saying you know for all the talk of diversity in the newsroom. And if you've worked in newsrooms you know. It's a huge topic to diversity workshops also scrap. There's no diversity. Everybody black white hispanic american indian. They all went to princeton. They all grew up on the coast. They're all secular. They've owned a gun they don't go to church. They offer abortion. I mean it's like everybody is exactly the same attitudes so in the end. What's your skin. Color is is immaterial. What really matters is your life experience and your attitudes in the culture that you're from and so put this way. If the city staff of the new york times went to brigham young if everybody wants to bring him with the with the paper you think so. The problem is just this monochromatic Totally homogeneous group with the same worldview. And so they're not able to see all this other interesting stuff. All these cross sprints going on in america my goal is not in at least in my role as editor of the daily caller is not to change the world. I'm not here to change the world. I'm not here to win a victory for conservatism. Sorry i am conservative. Very actually more as i get older but my job is not to wage a political battle. There are tons of people doing that in the congress. They don't need my help. My job is to cover the stories that are not being covered by the rest of the lazy ideologically liberal press and. That's a pretty easy job. Actually because there's a ton of stuff to cover so you find reporters we have. What forty reporters is that. Yeah we have about. We've got about fifty employees and probably a little over thirty overrun. The royal staff editors and they don't come from princeton. we have a bunch of kids from princeton. Actually their great turns out. Kids go to princeton. Really smart sorry okay. So so we do have some. We have to right now. We have two from princeton. And i i really like them both but the point is not i mean care. We went to school. I i make a point of hiring people who didn't go to college. I think often many people let me just say including myself should have gone to college. I shouldn't have gone to college. I learned nothing was drunk the whole time. It didn't it didn't add anything to me. I know this is a totally different environment. And thank god. You're here but college was a waste for me. I would have been much better off working newsroom as an apprentice or working in a banker having experiences rather than just waiting around to become an adult. So i actually have zero interest in where people went to college. We have a number of people who didn't go for who dropped out. I don't care. It's america. Crecy would i care about is your story. So they aren't they so you say liberal ideologues. You curious people that that goes to that. I want curious and highly aggressive people. I want people with bad table manners and we've got him trust me so earlier this year. One of my reporters are white house. Reporter monroe's wonderful guy from ireland grew up during the troubles as a totally different view of everything. Of course he's not america and he's standing in the rose garden is the president's reading a statement about how he's changing our immigration policy unilaterally. It's kind of a big deal and monroe's waiting for the moment where you can ask questions and it turns out you're not allowed to ask questions the president's plan to get there and he's on transmit not it's like shut up and listen and transcribe it and my guy after twenty years of being in the white house press corps decide. You know what. I'm asking a question. I don't care whether you want me to or not. And he shouted a question to the president well. He was immediately leaped upon by his compatriots in the press corps. You're a heckler really tackling and my view was of course attacked really attacked for it and i defended him. Needless to say in my view was and has never changed from this. We are not hiring. Weinstein's here right. I don't hire people because they have excellent manners. I hire people who what's that. Oh gosh this is not really my biblically grants. But there's there's the moment the old testament where the differences between men drink water from their hands of stick their faces in the river in story. Thank you. I'm i'm gonna piscopo alien so some of the stuff a little money for me but exactly i want the guys who drink water like animals okay. I people who are extremely aggressive. Who do not care what other people think by and large why because they have just one job as far as i'm concerned which is ask people in authority who by definition are not interested in answering questions that they didn't write themselves asking them difficult questions and getting the information period. That's our only job and it turns out that a certain personality type is really good at that and so we screen for that very carefully as we hire very very carefully and i give them all the same much. which is you know. Life is short. You will die and at the end if you are blessed enough to have a moment or two of reflection on your deathbed. Here's what i can tell you. You will not remember a single easy job you ever had. No sign of here will come to mind. The only jobs you recall are the ones that asked of you and this is one of those jobs. You may not love it at every moment. We're gonna pay you a terrible salary. Like i'm not going to tell you we're gonna pay because it's laughable okay but we're going to give you all the pop tarts you can even sleep in the office if you want and we're going work you like an animal. We're the vietnam. We're gonna march. Fifty miles in. Truck tire sandals on a bowl of rice and sleeping tree and get up the next morning and do it again. This is an all in commitment. And i would say about seventy percent of the people. I interview are looking for the exit. They want to escape. But there's about maybe eight percent who start vibrating like a tuning fork like it's a dog whistle. They can hear it. They want the gig. And those are the people we hire and it's been it's worked serious question here. What moment reflection do you want to have. On your deathbed. I want my children to have become decent squared away citizens with good marriages. That's what i want. I want and this is not taught me i would never. I hate to say it. Sounds so triclean. Phony and oprah ish. But actually i mean it with total sincerity. I have four kids. And i want my kids to be decent people. I want them to have happy marriages. I think that's the most important thing. And what are you doing as a parent to try to push them in that direction in a subtle way. Of course living out a happy marriage in front of them. I guess would be the number one thing. I'm given to lecturing in case you haven't noticed. And i want taught a course at gw. First semester. and i spoke for like three hours for these classes without stopping and after like the first twenty minutes i could tell. No one was listening to me but i couldn't really stop to speak louder. Speak louder exactly. And so. I know that i am. I am given to throwing out what i consider. You know nuggets of wisdom to my kids. I'm running a book of like my advice to them. I'm a big advice giver but in the end. I'm kind of skeptical. I'm job because i'm a compulsive person. I can't stop myself but in truth i feel like that's not how people learn like kids have pretty strong. Bs detectors don't smoke in. You're firing up a camel. They're like come on. That doesn't mean anything. You have a good marriage. Do this do that. They don't it's just words they don't know what i mean but if they see you treating your wife well and she treating you well and you have a marriage as a source of strength and happiness in your life. And they're growing up around that that's a powerful way to communicate a truth. It seems to me. So i'm not dodging question. I'm just i think that's right. I think the kids learn so you grew up in piscopo alien family. I was baptized piscopo. Alien one of my relatives was fiscal. Bishop california so. I got baptized But i grew up in basically a very secular family to be honest with you and i started dating a when i was in tenth grade. A I went to boarding school in england and i started from california where i grew up and i started dating the daughter of the headmaster. Who's an episcopal priest. He was she wasn't and she was a very strong christian and so she still is married her by the way at the end of the story and she really convince me to take a look at the possibility. There was something beyond me. And i'm glad you and what did that. Look too. well i. I became convinced of god's existence and actually got i thought about actually coming into school priest for awhile. Glad i didn't. I would have been helped but just because that church is so messed up. We still go to church for all kinds of complicated reasons that i can't fully explained but whatever obviously i despise the episcopal church and a lot of ways truly despise missile truthful anyway so yesterday's washington post had an article about the national cathedral will have same sex marriages and so forth. It's you know it's not even i don't even if that was the extent of it i felt like the leadership of the episcopal. Church was really serious. Serious god's will and they had reached the conclusion that gay marriage was god's will and i'm totally open to that argument. I'm as i've just said. I'm very predisposed to marriage. So if it's a choice between you know people living a life of cereal relationships and people living in a lifelong monogamous relationship. It's not a hard call for me. I'm totally gay marriage. That's the choice. I don't even care that much about it. I just think therefore gay marriage because it's trendy. It's like another way to express. They are and they don't care at all what god thinks because they don't believe in god they're not serious people. That's what i don't like about them. And and then the fact that they sanctioned abortion as that's not that's not a tough call. That's not like something that you know. You need to spend a lot of time thinking about. Are you joking churches for abortion. Why are you against abortion. Because it's killing a child. And i'm not a very sophisticated person in some ways and i'm certainly not a theologian and actually don't like the allergy at all to be totally honest about it. I think it's often a dead end. I'm at least for me. So are all kinds of things. I'm not sure to think about them. You know i'm not a particularly evolved person morally. But like i'm not telling kids like i can just say that sort of my baseline you know what i mean like. A controversial stand are our tax. Okay i don't know i'm wishy washy. Is it okay to kill your kid now. Not okay so if you can't reach that conclusion hough for me at all and for a church to be in favor of killing children. It's just like now that just blows gets no attention. We're all caught up in the gay thing who cares. I mean i know. The bible's against homosexual acts. All right. what do you think jesus. Thanks from abortion joking in the hierarchy of concerns. It's not even close. As far as i'm concerned and by the way divorce as the child of divorce. I can say that. That hurts. Kits for real. I know and i've seen it. And i've lived at and so i'm not defending the gay rights movement which i think is pretty awful by and large but i am saying a disproportionate amount of energy goes to the gay marriage thing when i know a ton of christians who've gotten divorced and screwed their kids up and like once you've done that you are not allowed to pass judgment anyone else's marriage so you just shut up. How's that that's my feeling. Now you said you and your family go to an episcopalian. All kinds of complicated reasons criteria uncomplicate. Those a little bit for its part of its inertia part of really like the people part of its. I mean to be totally. You know these things. Have you know cultural associations like that's the world you grew up in these are the people you know these are. I love the energy. I can recite it without looking at it dumb stuff like that. Am i going to defend that. No it's totally indefensible and unsure in a room. Full this serious christians. You're likely you're kind of shallow guy. I'm michelle guy for sure. That's why i still go to church. But i like it. You know. just don't want to think too much about my money. Going to these pompous blowhard pagan creeps. Run the church. And what are your kids. Think about blowhard pigan creeps. They're really turned off by the. My kids have gone to episcopal school as i did. You know i went to pistol schools. My kids have gone their whole lives. And you know i. I am saddened. And this is a real issue for my wife was very sincere. Ver bible study leader religion. Teacher cushion. You know you can't look. And i would say this most to be totally honest ninety percent of the clergy i meet. I would not want my kids to grow up to be. My father-in-law is an exception to that. He's in a possible. As i said and i i would be happy if my kids grew up to him. He's an honorable decent man but a lot of clergy and most of the meter like in the political realm. They've come to washington to lobby on this or that. If my kids grew up to be someone like that. I'd be horrified. And i think they feel the same way so they show up at their school and like the chaplain is twice divorced recovering alcoholic fifty year old woman. Who talks about hinduism exclusively. Like you're a loser and the right you know so it's sad. There's they don't have good models for the christian life at least in life in the clergy. I guess where whereas they really do good models for what it means to believe in god and like their mom or their grandfather and who are their heroes. Who are my kids heroes. It's a great question. i don't know. I think they're i think they're grandfather's one of their heroes. But i think both our grandfathers actually my dad. My wife's dad. I think they really think highly of them. They're both accomplished guys. And and They're both good men who've lived really interesting lives and i think my children really admire them. I hope they're nobody in pop culture. We really do our best to shield our kids from that. Who are your heroes garbage. My heroes are all writers you know i love george orwell. I always love. George georgia'll i love the almost shocking window pane clarity of his writing. I really believe that the way you write reveals the way you think. And i think that people who write in an opaque way which is almost everybody in academia. Sorry probably not here but every other you either you have no idea what you're talking about and you're trying to hide that from your readers or you're lying right. I mean you're hiding rather than exposing and writing ought to be the process of exposing to light things you think are true and what was completely committed to that guy called george macdonald fraser one of my all time. Favorite writers of a very minor british writer wrote a series of novels called the flash man series. Which i love in a bunch of other books which i love you know. All my guide loved dietrich. Brunhoff i've always loved egypt. Bond hoffer for his toughness and willingness to look like right in the face and accept the consequences. When you're luther you know when you're interviewing reporters potential reporters jobs and so forth. What kinds of questions do you ask them. I ask you what you read. I wanna know what people read. I mean this is a awards business. So i wanna hire people who love words who loved to use words or interested in. How can they ideas. And who have a rich reading life and so like i read the washington post and the of series. And it's just not good enough. What books do you read. I always ask that. And i wanted to where you're from. I want to know about your culture. I want to know. where did you grow up. I'm really interested really interested in geography and towns. And i've i've traveled with nonstop for twenty years so i know a lot of places in the country so i have a million questions about where you went to school with. Your parents did what your town was like what people did for a living. I want to know where you come from. And i wanna know you know how that shaped you. I'm mostly interested in person. I to know what kind of person this is. More than anything and enthusiasm of course goes along with me. I mean we hire people who are we we. We have a very tallest for weirdness. So we've hired people who are unemployable basically outside and that's one of the great things about journalism. It's like the french foreign legion. you can just show up. You know what i mean like. Get a new passport. And as long as you could do the work where you came from. But i'm interested personally. And how do you decide you stories to you. Have a turtle conference meetings and stuff like that and give us a picture of what one of those meetings as well. We have an editorial meeting every day at two thirty. So we're an online only publication. We have no print addition and that seems obvious. Now be three years tomorrow. that was. that's we are so a lot of online publications have like a virtual office where people right at home. I don't believe in it. We don't do that every person. With a couple of exceptions we've got a couple of people in different places but the ninety five percent of our staff works in washington and they all show up to thirty. it's a compulsory meeting. They hate it tough. The main purpose of the meeting is to entertain me. I think that's an important function. I own this business with my college roommate. I want to be entertained. And i'm not joking. Even a tiny bit And i am totally entertained. So everyone's shows up to thirty and we go around the room. And i call on them and you have to give an account of yourself. What are you working entertaining. You know. I mean if you can't if you can't get me going and i'm interested in everything and i'm like enthusiastic guy if you can't you know get me excited than there's no chance you're gonna move our readers at all so we go around the room just like that is really simple. It lasts a half an hour. Try to keep it to half an hour. But as i've noted a minute ago i tend to go off on my theories about things So sometimes it goes a little bit longer. They bring their computers. I know that they are g chatting each other nasty things about me. I don't care because it's it's highly music so out of that comes. I think a sense of what everyone else is working on. I know what everyone's working on but more than that. It builds a culture. You know people get a sense of what we're about and it's very hard to put that you know when you start a company started publication. Everyone is pressing you to write a a mission statement. What are you how we now interesting stories that no one else is doing like. It's pretty much that simple it's very hard to crystallize to sum up in words. What the culture of anything is you know it when you see it and our culture grows out of those meetings and it was pretty intense. In addition to entertain me the purpose was to create an office culture. Now we have one. And i would say it's very cohesive. The people are together on the weekends and there are a lot of them dating each other. And they're all friends and they spend new together and we've had four people quit for higher paying jobs and come back so that says i'm not bragging. I'm proud of that and it says to me that we have a cohesive office and i think that that produces a better product in the end i do couple of real serious questions number one. What did you learn from dancing. On the stars dancing with the stars will obviously the most. The clearest lesson has never danced sober. That's the lesson. I thought i knew i am a teetotaler i not drink and so that was not an option for me so i probably should have done it and i did it because my wife bullied me into it. I got approach for the season. I didn't even tell about it. I said no through my age. I said no way third season. I got approach. I told her at dinner and she merely latched onto it and civil. I'd never seen the show. I don't watch television. She's like well. That's great you're going to do this out. just no way. And she goes because quote. Are you afraid liquor store. Jump off the. There's nothing i wouldn't do to disprove the allegation from my wife. That i'm afraid so. Of course i did. And i was afraid i was re. I do live tv everyday. Doing today doesn't scare me. Think about it that show. I was in line about to go on two minutes before going on. I'm standing backstage with this. Awesome football player guy's name. I can't remember who won that season. And i'm staying there and they're like two minutes and i had this fight or flight response like i can't i can't do this and i'm from california so i know the geography pretty well so i i thought i could be. Is it television city and cbs studio. Beverly and i was like. I could be in that car. It'd be down moscow. Lax in barbados and six hours. I should actually was like very close to running that. Like animal trapped animal. Feeling and i was standing next to this football player again. Who won the whole thing. I remember his name but he's running back and he looked at me and he clearly seen this kind of fear before he looked at me and he smiles he goes. It's going to be okay and it was like that was like something from god just deflated. I felt so much better. And then i thought you know what i know. I'll fail and i did. But i'm going to enjoy the hell out of this and all right second question. The last time. I looked you followed on twitter. Two hundred ninety seven people had one hundred thirteen thousand followers that a status symbol to. Have you know. I don't like twitter. I don't really go on twitter that much. If you've last. I looked one thousand nine hundred tweets you've done. Yeah you'll see it. Every single one of those was sending out us a store linked to one of our stories. Okay so i'm not. I mean my feeling about social media in general is we have a surf information of people's opinions case. So i'm paid miss my job to opinion one of my jobs anyway and i don't have enough interesting opinions though i'm in the opinion business and have been my whole life. I don't have enough of them to sustain a consistent. Twitter feed so upping arrogant. When i when i suggest that probably a lot of people out there who don't have enough interesting opinions to sustain when either and yet they go ahead and tweet all the time about their views on things. I just think something narcissistic about it. There's something almost delusional about it. You imagine there are people who care what you think. I almost never think there's anybody who cares what i think. Why would you think. I'm not humble person. I'm not. I'm kind of an ego maniac in some ways but i try to have some perspective so like my tweets on. Ooh i think obama's bad. I mean i do think that time but who cares who cares what i think. Some kind of against it and actually living in a society where people imagine that their views are super super interesting and their wives or super super interesting for no real reason. There's something bad about this dangerous about the i mean. Some people's lives really are super interesting. They've done a ton of stuff they've taken major risks real risks sometimes physical risks which i admire and they have something to say but you know a lot of other people you know they've been like mortgage broker tyson's corner gets great okay but not that interesting so let's get some perspective what's interesting and what's fiala jersey and you continue to go to the piscopo church for all kinds of community reasons in johnson. How would you define yourself logically well. I'm a christian. Okay and what does that mean. It means that. I think that this is an older is that there's a god i know there's a god. I think that he sent jesus to earth. I think that he passed judgment on behavior. Some things are wrong. Not just because we find them distasteful but because god is against them. I think there's order in the universe. I think things happen for a reason. I think we won't know what that reason is until we die. I think there is very little justice in the world and that people say otherwise dumb justice. Why are some people born with deformities and others. I mean it's it's basically an unfair world. We live in and the reason for that is not knowable by humans in this temporal world might opinion and we will know there is actually. I believe there is a reason for that. A lot of things that don't make sense will make sense And i also believe that history is moving in a certain direction. I don't know what that direction is. Linear not cyclical. i mean. This is pretty conventional views unknowable or semi unknowable in terms of hearts and now i don't know i guess is what i i shouldn't make maybe other people do no. I'm just wondering. I mean to what when you read the bible. What do you. What do you get from that. Well it's it's funny. When you read the bible read the bible a couple times through on my reactions are always all what i thought they would be. I mean my reaction to the new testament for example. Well last time. I read it to be totally blunt. I still don't understand the coyness part. Maybe i shouldn't read more theology. Maybe i would understand. I think that's central to understanding who jesus is fully get it. Why not just say yes. I am god in flesh and you know pay attention. There's a very evasive quality to his answers. And i don't understand that doesn't diminish my faith but it does baffled me but again i'm okay with not knowing everything because i think and this is central to my politics too. I think they're always going to be a lot of unresolved problems in this life. I think that people have less power than they think they do. I think there are real limits on wisdom and human decision making and basically i think our world is truly imperfect. And we'll never be anything. But that i'm not attacking the world. Just i think a more realistic sense of what's possible in this life because of my faith in that was marvin alaska's twenty thirteen interview with author political commentator tucker carlson season three of the alaska interview. Please share it with your friends and right on apple podcast or wherever you listen. Thanks for listening. We hope you can join us next. Season additional support comes from samaritan ministries. A community of christians who through prayer encouragement and financial. Support will care for you when you have a medical need. When the body of christ comes together to provide for one another burdens are lifted and god is glorified this applies to all areas of life including healthcare for at samaritan ministries dot org slash one podcasts.

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High Off Burgers, Tucker Carlson: Forever Gross 4.18.19

The Daily Zeitgeist

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High Off Burgers, Tucker Carlson: Forever Gross 4.18.19

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Jack O'Brien AK it's a Jack world. Oh, Brian is a Jack world. Oh, Brian Jack world. Oh bryant. It's. Yeah. Were. Hersi of Hannah soul to someone through joined as always by my co host, Mr. miles. Brin? One days is a daily Z coke industry. Trying to make me angry one day. So shack laughed at me. Sayings gang would never cure Mattie, d two days physics Star Wars rant and one way. From when I said, I love sweatpants fall give it to them. DJ Daniels on the ones that twos. I shout out to met dick though, dick crane for that wonderful year. It's brand span. Who's that blue or those accurate Barenaked, ladies, right, and yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Those all accurate where those all things because I do remember saying that miles Xichang never gonna cure. Was that yesterday? I think was it. Yeah. Or maybe the day. I mean to be honest, I window nice. Well, yeah. Everyday the same thing I'm already in the office being you come in your life who's up there. And I'm just. Just like the thing. The early you can cure it mile. Well, we are thrilled to be joined in air there myself up. Finds frantically typing. Larry's actress any Fernando. Life is like her McCain here in Dan Berg. All right. Raise cars. Dan, I saw them. Rienzi, dan. Fernan guest. How are you like yesterday? I shared a piece of advice. A piece of me on Twitter that my name is Fernando Fernandez. Oh, really, Freddie. But like, I think. And overnight. Shoutout to people who have the very similar first name to the last name. Yeah. Like homing from high school use abusive or my third son, Brian O'Brien. Yeah. Rhino, brian. Yeah. Yeah. But you gotta if overriding O'Brien. Oh, no sip is a flat if his name is like oh, Henry. Oh. And then Brian middle name. And yes, yes. Yeah. Yeah. Yes. Yes. Yes. You wait is Henry candy bar also short story writer, but as all Henry candy bar Shrek story writers used to be. Yeah. It is. It is fucking. Oh, henry. It sounds like it has Carmel. And that's all I know. We'll danny. And is so wonderful to have you back. Yeah. We're going to get to know you'll a little bit better in a moment. I I want to talk about something that we won't be talking about today because we just don't know we don't know it hasn't been released yet as of this recording. They have not released the mother report. And so you guys can go read off one hundred pages of it with like fifty percent of it redacted right now, just let that's probably what we're doing as you're listening to this. But it was not out as we're recording this, so we'll probably possibly drop some extra material in the coming days as we are able to read through that. She yet for going to talk about a couple of things were telling our. Listeners about today such as that Carl's junior is coming with the CBD burger on four twenty our first CBD burger as a species. Yeah. I guess we had asked food. Yeah. Yes. New new ground. All right. It's only going to be available in Denver. But a will so get to Denver on four twenty. We're going to talk about Beyonce's new album that just dropped and the new documentary on net flicks. We're gonna talk about mayor Pete. And what he's making Tucker Carlson feel how Tucker Carlson is covering Pete Buddha. Judge and just some some back story about how Tucker deals with his feelings when it comes to homosexuality. We're just gonna ask Alabama. What the fuck, but the Faulk what the fuck Alabama all of that. And it is the twenty year anniversary of the Phantom Menace. The face that. I'll give them that one. Do you? Remember, those like what were they Dr Pepper cans, or at a very Pepsi that so many of those shot to my mom who still has my Sibolga at at the house. That's like the fucking cards. That's like the Jason Kidd rookie card of like soda can. Oh, man. These are going to be worth so much the Phantom Menace collector Cup. Mcdonald's y'all I have to see because them shits. I remember last time. I saw them was like five years ago. And I was like why do so have this discolored now and also like it's evaporated. So the can has started to like haven. So there's no pressure in the can holding it out anymore. Later than it used to be. I gotta anikin and a so Boba I wanna do an unblock scene or whatever. But of that just like. I mean, why not fuck it five million views Danny, yes, we like to ask our guest. What is something from your search history? That is revealing that who you are. This is I feel like I've come in twice with a Google search history that was just porn. But this one is actually an important reason because I feel like not everyone is paying attention to what's happening in the UK in that is that they're having a poor thinking that to this is more important. No is that actually they're having a essentially age ID that will be taken into effect this summer. And so essentially what that means is everybody that wants to watch porn will like on you porn, porn hub. Like those sites will have to log in with their credentials. Not kidding. It will be either a passport driver's license or credit card and the the poor like the service, they're using his mind. Geek. And it should alarm you one because that could happen here too. Because it's a really easy wave to have everyone's porn viewing ship and linked with their identity all in one area for a hacker to hack into especially if the government is controlling it. I could see that potential candidates over there it being used against them like randomly leaked accidentally leaked, you know, a lot. And then there's also it's they're not blocking the it, which has porn Twitter straight up has porn. I mean, very porn, very graph every social media platform. Yeah. But those aren't blocked, and so only these are if this goes into effect, it is all Twitter will just it's just just teenager sharing poor. But it is really kind of like the consequences of it can be really scary and can be used against people. I feel like if it is hacked and leaked and also just I mean, of course, everyone's like. We already know the government's watches. But now it's like really centralized being able to see what you're watching will though. It's funny that the people who are the advocates for this law are they're so focused on like it's just too easy for children home across pornography, and it's gonna continue to be on Twitter tumbler tumbler blocked it, but a read it an imager are not blocked. Exactly. And also the search for pornography is the birthright of true, who's adolescent kids and some level, right, or at least boys, I speak from nasty ass, boys. Now talking watched porn when I was a teenage. I've ran into porn when I was a teenager. That's on the street. Oh shit. What are you doing here? And I'm sure the generation before me had playboys, and like, you know, like would stash under that. Like, it's not right. Well, also when they say we hope that the introduction of his age verification will help in protecting children making it harder for young people to accidentally come across online pornography. Yeah. You know, these are these are people who are trusting their children's explanation for why they're looking at porn- way too much. They're like, oh, I certainly might goes on. I was on. Yahoo. Just looking at the the news for the day. And then this just popped up. I was playing a super NS emulator playing earthworm, Jim. And suddenly this dues of nasty penises. I don't know mom and firms of like this is not going to work. The only thing that's going to do is increase like young people's tech literacy Soviet they're able to get around this, which they're already more tech literate than people over the age of eighteen. So they're going to fuck this thing way up it'll be so easy for them to get around. And you're just basically going to be collecting porn watching habits of all of you. When it's you know, centralized like that and just in like, the puritanical king shaming world, we live trail. Like what happens if somebody who like if God forbid there were leak of this information, the damage to somebody's whatever because of this? I just feel like people, you know, people could be outed Rory. Biggest. Yeah. Another concern would be like say, if a woman is running for office, or you know, running in and it's leaked that she she. Stand up for sexual harassment or things in its leak. She's into king or rough sex or whatever, which is consensual brand their minds. They're like, oh, look she likes stands up about rape. But she's okay with this thing about getting choked or whatever. And it's like, it's I could see this. I I don't know. It'd be very interesting to see what happens this next upcoming years. And if that is going to be implemented any way over here. Yeah. Yeah. Oh my God. I don't I mean who knows? I mean, country course, what I'm saying is it's just the powers that be with pornography in this country. You know, I feel like I think porn can get people to get together. People tonight. There's one other thing that I wanted to address about this. And that is some of the moms on Facebook are like, yeah. But it will make it harder for pedophile to like get old of child porn. And like you porn porn. Have don't have that. They would be shut down like they make millions of dollars having regular porn king flake adults. They follow the rules there. There's no way they're going to get involved in that they in. That's completely legal you'd have to go in some back channel or black web thing. So no, that's actually not helping at all this is with legal porn sites. If anything to like, a social media porn that is native to social media. I think that's a place you're more likely to come into some unregulated weird shit. Remember when fine like when vine was thing. And I was I didn't know there was like porn all up in vine like with all these weird is hashtags people use to get to it the she will continue. Yeah. Yeah. That's why I was looking at porn. Okay. Every read the article because I'm taking somebody's privacy. I am important advocate. Yeah. It's my superhero. Name the porn is always at the very forefront of technology when it comes to anything like when films were I bet one film was first invented, you know, you're talking about past generations me and my friends used to watch stag films the just projected on a real to reel. No. But when films I invented like among the first things that was filmed was porn. And, you know, the beginning of the internet was mostly driven by porn, and people realizing how much money they can make porn blue Ray. The are. That's right surviving. I feel like largely because porn pushed it's technology. They used to have the tech like the big what was the tech C C S C? Yes. Like alongside the porn thing. In like, the porn conference Comecon of porn like in Vegas on the same week like on purpose because they wanted to like. They were kind of going back and forth trading secrets. Yes. But you're right. It was totally easy to get around it by like VPN and like other things. So I don't know other doing moms on Facebook are not going to solve this their knowledge of technologies VPN. I'm in America. Right. They're gonna have to prevent all the peons from ever existing in the UK. What does something you think is over it ghosting? I just think like everyone everyone online seems to be like joking like talking about it. And I feel like this is my cross to bear. This is my brand. And my message is I think that it's really shitty. And I think like people make a lot of excuses for ghosting. And I think I was on culture kings, and I talked about it for like thirty minutes. But I just as somewhat like I feel like a lot of times people will be like, well, I have executive or I have depression, which are two things that I have in. That's why couldn't that's why ghosted them. And I'm like, but you don't care about the person on the other end that might also have that as well. Like, what about that person's feelings? So I just I see it a lot in a see it. I think my generation makes a ton of excuses of why it's okay in. I don't think it's okay. Yeah. And no one's gonna change my mind. Thank you. Yeah. Your brand is ghost porn. Don't goes people anti ghost anti goes ghostbuster people showing up when they say they're gonna be there except people show up when they say they're gonna be there. That's it. That's it. I'm an advocate. I like for punctual porn star quality porn. I mean. Yeah. I guess it's too easy for people to just go yet. And not really think of like, you know, your own character. Like what that says? I mean, I get it. Obviously if you are overwhelmed with anxiety or something or whatever you're struggling with. That's a certain issue. But I think also too if I know people who just ghost because it fucking lazy. Yeah. I know what I mean. And that's lazy ghosting get it out of here. And we can't tell the difference between that just respond say, hey, sorry, overcome crippling anxiety or like something like that. No that you're going through something like it's taking advantage of the like sort of impersonal nature of what we have readily communicate with each other. And it's just like we need to do better than that. Like, what whether it is like, you know, pushing past your boundaries and being like, this is uncomfortable thing to say, but this is how I'm feeling and like, let's just not talk for a couple of weeks or something like that. I like do it. You'll feel better too. It's the it's just a thing of respect. Yeah. I think it's like a complete lack of respect for the other person, especially if the person gave you their body like that is such a intimate thing. And I just feel like, yeah, I'm going to have more conversations about it and bring it into the Tigers squad ghost need to respect the living. You can just you can just appropriate that Ghostbusters logo. Yeah. Yeah. And just if you have like a dating profile is do the little circle. And the most Mosey like ghosts, right? Not interested. Call me fucking Dr Rankin. What are some of these? Underrated. Oh, you know, being kind. No, I'm just kidding. Glenn bean kind. Rewatch the munsters one eight tweeted a pick of lily Munster that like everybody should fine as hell decarlo. Gee, did you see that pick? I tweeted hot. But anyways, Munster's I I love that his family loves them. And they're getting a lot of, you know, traction right now because they just were announced as having a new animated show with Oscar Isaac in it. But I went back, and I watched the munsters, and it is like classic TV sitcom writing super funny. Like, I just I love it. And anyways, it's on Netflix ago watched the munsters the whole series. I think so. Yeah, I was a oh shit. That's the photo. Oh, oh, wait. Hold on. Hold on. Dan, bring them. Real. That's not real. I mean was fan art. That's gotta be fan. They they didn't have a spiderweb. Well, maybe not like us. She's definitely done like pinup portrait sue for her. I mean, it's funny that now that you mention it as a kid that was the one show in black and white that will come on the TV that I would actually watch because it was easy to understand funny to me. Yeah. Other shows. Oh, come on. Like, I love Lucy. I was like, okay. I'll watch a little bit. But because they were Munster's. I was like. Okay. Frankenstein and grandpa Munster is one of the like when I see a picture of him. I'm like, oh, yeah. That was my childhood. I watched that, dude. All the time like grandpa Munster, very specific memory. Oh, yeah. Man that her picture either. Apple's something grandpa Munster. All right. So check out the munsters everybody. Go watch it classic TV sitcom writing I was about to be like. Yeah. And they're making a comeback because on inside the NBA. They keep saying you rang whenever this dude on the seventy Sixers place 'cause he's like seven four. From the Adams. I am proving your point. And finally, what is a myth. What some of the people think is true, you know, to befalls. Okay. This one is that people of color are taking writers jobs. I see that a lot on Twitter, especially in the writing community that is not true at the stats. Yeah. So we got some stats. This was on more than two hundred series in the twenty sixteen twenty seventeen season. They haven't come out yet with the twenty seventeen eighteen but just thirteen point seven percent of television writers where people of color that means eighty six point three percent where white eighty six point three percent interest. A reminder we make up over forty percent of the population. UCLA every year comes out with their annual Hollywood diversity report over twenty. This is for last year. The number of shows created by people of color has risen to nine point four percent. We did it nine point four percent. Awesome in. But when it become unfair for the whites. So lease does this on. I got a couple more stats for you. I just want to really drive this because I see this all the time. And I see people being like I lost my job to a diversity hiring lauch. My it's creating a race war amongst of like writers and actors. Yeah, I I hear actors and people talk like that kind of shit will you know, because like because I didn't get away. I didn't get it leads. Let's talk about acting leads played by people of color in the top performing films increased from thirteen point nine percent to nineteen point eight percent. That means eighty point eighty percent are still white eighty percent of leads in in top performing films are still white. And this honestly goes on forever. I actually to tie this in. I had a. In a book that came out this year called the good immigrant USA. It was a follow up to the good immigrant that came out in the UK that Rizzo med road in kogo con Roden has a bunch of essays. And so I also quoted in there, I think one of the the former UCLA ones that was twenty sixteen that was talking about Latina roles and we made in the entire year. They looked at every single platform, including streaming platforms, including cable, we only made five point eight percent of all speaking roles five point eight percent. And I think twenty eighteen we got bumped to like twelve percent of them still. I think people are mistaking the emphasis that people are putting on the rise of people of color in creator roles as like to overlook what the actual larger statistics are. Because a lot of the examples. Like, oh, cool that person got a show. That's it. That's a black show. This is a lat next show, this is an Asian show. And it's a story because it's noteworthy, right? Because it's and then so people are like, oh, so I guess they take an over. Right. And I also think I mean, there is if you're used to a world where it is ninety five percent white actors some white actors aren't going to get roles that used to get roles, and that's a correction that needs to happen on four. Shia. I mean, if you even played it by the straight stats, then maybe only seventy percent of role should be white if you're trying to reflect society large, but at the end of the day, like the the number of people of color becoming a larger and larger demographic in this country. Yeah. And again, look what happens people watch shows that are have. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Those were actually the highest that is another thing that UCLA found was on. Did you go to school there? No, okay. Big fan of wooden. Good business kid. Yeah. Late two more. You have a wider demographic. Yeah. People have been turning down money to be racist in Hollywood for a long time. Like, that's that's a fact now granted, they probably were just like, you know, clinging to what they they're instincts were telling them because they were just, you know. Well, this makes me feel better as somebody who has grown up watching these things, and they were like, you know, using past results to just dictate everything they were doing in the future. That's how they were justifying it themselves, but they were essentially actively turning down money to be racist. Let's talk about Carl's junior. Come with the CBD burger, oh on four twenty which it up on me. Yeah. I'm sorry. I had to man you switch lanes. That's right. Carl juniors doing it to her. They just wrong swerving urban drop this on us out of nowhere. But so it's going to be a cheeseburger, the Rocky Mountain high cheeseburger hill. Yeah. Br. You fucking pump for this Dougie because I'm not right? I I love that you know, shout out to Carl's junior. I love the Santa Fe chicken sandwich big fan big fan longtime first time. But I think what's more interesting is that we're seeing a fast food company trying to actually introduce CBD into their menu. That's interesting again, you know, CBC for people who are uninitiated. It isn't psychoactive. Yeah. Just expect to get that high where you saw it and be like. To me. It's going gonna you know, sue you. But I think it's more just this is obviously just a a fun spectacle. Because it's only being sold in one location. If you know the Carl's junior on forty fifty Colorado boulevard in Denver, Colorado. Get ready because six AM mountain time that motherfucker will be on sale for four dollars and twenty cents. But like everyone that goes in Carl's junior is already high. So. I quit because. Yeah, you'll be high. Then you're need CD burger, and you're going to be like, oh, my joins me. I had a good. I mean this now let me describe the Burgh. Okay. It is a double cheeseburger, two beef patties with Santa Fe sauce ganging hemp infused. Oh, oh, so they took the Santa Fe sauce in a fuse that was CBD oil then pickled jalapenos pepper, Jack cheese and Chris cut froze. Okay. In the in the sing. And so when we say it's not psychoactive because I've never done CBD ball. You got to man a hub, bro. But it is it's relaxed. It relaxes. They say that like you promotes a feeling of well-being. Okay. More that seemed to be have a psychological impact. But it's not a thing where you actively. It's yeah. It's like a physical more. I mean, again, I think look if you really wanna see I would probably buy two of these things eat us over and see how you feel right? But the diarrhea might. You know, obscure the actual facts of the CB deal. All right. We're gonna take a quick break. We'll be right back. Miles two guys working in the entertainment biz as we love to call it we've taken meetings together anytime we're waiting for a meeting to start. I like to bring out a copy a copy of the economist to, you know, make myself, look smart, make people think I know what I'm telling you. But you would look a lot smarter. If you actually held it right side up. I learned that recently. Also, smart guy. It's pronounced economics. Oh, yeah. Okay. But anyways, assorted actually reading it reasonably it is actually super smart. It kind of tells you about all the forces impacting our world. Well, that's because the economist has been doing this for over one hundred seventy years, and when it comes to the economic insights and analysis and things like world, politics technology, finance or the economy. I think they are wrong, buddy. But okay, either way, look if you wanna freak print copy of the economist just text zeitgeist to nine nine zero zero zero that's text zeitgeist to ninety nine thousand guys. Indoor back, and so is beyond say she dropped a live album from her from bay Chela home couple of years ago coming coming coming Mazdas playing it in the in the office this morning or those of us not fortunate enough to be at the show. Yes. Pretty good fucking great well recorded and. Yeah, coincides with the Netflix documentary that I mean, I'm I'm saving that for four twenty something sit down this. She hopped from HBO to net flix, and now I just want like CBS all access to get to be like to pull up their dad, plus Disney, plus. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Who knows how? But this is funny. Like when you watch the trailers and stuff for the Netflix thing, I was telling Jack like her her like aura and her like, the myth of beyond say is so big and a shadow she casts that you could just do the most pretentious shit to cut together and beyond safe thing and has like put my Angelou, one of her poems. Yeah. Yeah. Her work. And you're just like. Yup. Yeah. Because it just because it doesn't feel like bullshit. Yeah. Which feels sounds like the best job to have your like. Nah. This is what I want. Yeah. We're going to have a a recording of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address universe. Over a slow motion shot of me walking down the hallway. Right. You have to have absolute. And you're like. Yep. Full bloom charisma to be able to pull that shit off. Let's talk about mayor Pete. Yeah. But she is mister Buda judge is you know, he's doing well. He's he's gone from outsider to now being third place in the polls, even though he's only nine percent. Think. Right. Apple three months ago zero percent few months ago. Like three percent now. He's at nine percent. Yeah. And he's been dealing with a lot of people heckling him in Iowa the other day at a at an event and he's rolling with the punches. He's seems like he's got his head on right? But Tucker Carlson seems to have a I don't know he has a problem with people to judge or he has his eyes on people to judge. I don't know how to just listen to this. This is him on Tucker Carlson show, the other night his opening monologue was about people who judge in sort of how the media is just bought up about loving him. Yes. I real renaissance man. He was like beta smarter brother a little bit. And he's so smart to try to channel Obama the second coming of Obama. We'll see about that. My press may have been answered if that's the draw to this point has been young fresh positive and to change it. This guy is chicken soup for my soul chicken soup for my soul. Even by the naughty standards of the news media. This is a new level of political commitment. They don't just want to vote for this guy. They want to consume him like a hearty stew out every last drop of Buddha judge. They're all in what I'm sorry. What? So he. Yeah. He goes from, you know, having it seems like he's making a commentary on the media's obsession to like purring and doing like a weird like visceral feels very much like him dancing the line of like sexualizing they're like obsession with him because he thinks it's gross. The Democrats are supporting a guy who's gay. But like not coming out and saying that just being like, you really like, yeah. I don't think he's looking the line. He's just basically in his mind. He I think he felt he was overt, right? They just wanna consume him like a bright, hearty stew, bright. And I don't know. This is something that made me curious about is how repub-. Publican's will deal like they probably won't overtly, you know, make voices like high pitched voices, and you know, tease him like that. But like will this be the way they do it? Go about it. I don't know like just trying to do some weird sub textual shit. I mean, there was someone on one pundit who I was a conservative pundits said something to the effect of like will people to judge is so unusual that a lot of voters are probably gonna flock Trump if he gets the nomination. So they aren't using voted. You know, what I mean because he's diametrically opposed to the Christian conservative, right? That is fueling Trump's whole candidacy and presidency. So I it seems like they already are trying to do that. But again, I think because you know, he's actually able to address the weird fearmongering that conservatives drum up about homosexual men and able to like answer that in Ripley dismantle those arguments. Right. They're having trouble. Finding a way to try. In paint him in a bad light. Yeah. Aside from doing stuff like this. Right. So this made us curious about you know, what? Tucker Carlson's past has been when it comes to addressing homosexuality and miles you dug up this clip where he claims. Well, I guess we can just play. Yeah. I mean, this is this is something that like on one cat. They were pointing out like, it's true. Like he has this weird. He always has something to say about trans people or gay men and things like that. Right. And in two thousand seven around the time that Senator Larry Craig went through his controversy in the airport restroom. Tucker Carlson goes on MSNBC. And like the context of this conversation is about Larry Craig. But in it, you hear Tucker Carlson, give his own anecdote about his experience with homosexuals in a bathroom. Right. Having sectioning public men's room is outrageous. It's also really common. I've been bothered in men's rooms. I really. Yeah. I don't even bothered in public restaurants. Because I have I got bothering Georgetown in high school. Yes. Wow. Say what did you do by the way? What did you do when he did that got waiting? I went back with someone. I knew and grabbed the guy by this gang grabbed him and did what hit him against the snow absolute. Then the cuts came interested in. So so you are gay basher. Yeah. And you're assaulting this man or trying to which this is a hard time. So after right after that clip came out, and it was like what the fuck did. Tucker Carlson, just say on MSNBC. His response was let me be clear about an incident I referred to DC last night in the mid nineteen eighties while I was a high school student. I man physically grabbed me in the men's room in Washington DC, I yelled pulled away from him and ran out of the room. Twenty five minutes later, a friend of mine, and I returned to the men's room. The man was still there presumably waiting to do to someone else what he had done to me, my friend, and I seized the man and held him until a security guard arrived several bloggers have characterized this as a sort of gay bashing. That's absurd and an insult anybody who has fought back against an unsolicited sexual attack. You side wasn't angry with the man because he was gay. I was angry because he assaulted me. He. Said that he slammed that dude's laughed about that. Joe Scarborough and other dude from MC like the toxic bro, part you right? I mean that was how far we've come from two thousand seven. Yeah. Very little. But it's then he so at the end of that clip, actually, his original thing that we played from Amazon. See he said right after he says and the cops came in arrested them and right after he says, but let me say that I'm the least anti-gay right winger you'll ever meet. Uh-huh. That was his like defense toward any probably thinks. That's true. He just thinks it's weird and gross. Also like in gay hookup culture, people were meeting in bathrooms because he was so vilified, right? That people had to they couldn't go to normal spaces to meet each other. Right. So again, he's just like. Yeah. Doing what the predatory gaze do. Right. Trying to you know, this whole thing was very very odd. But again, not surprising considering his past comments. And then you had like another thing where he was talking about how he's like was making saying SNL shouldn't have made fun of ISIS. Instead, they should. Have done like a sketch about like creepy transgender bathrooms. He's like that would be interesting that would be comedy, Takhar enemies. Oh, he was upset about mocking ISIS. Yeah. Okay. He's again, this is it's all very very confusing. But I think this is we're starting to see I don't know if this is the strategy they're taking up against Buddha. Judge. I imagine that they'll be hitting him on masculinity because I feel that they often do that with with other candidates as well. And especially with female candidates is like can she handle being in the office? What if she cries, you know, handle being sexually harassed for most of her life? We don't talk about that. Right. So I am I that is I think what you'll mainly be seen from Trump. Honestly in his his comments about an insult about him. It will be not being man enough because he already says that about other men in the right? And even the people who were heckling like there was like a weird Satan Jesus like costume show that was going on and people were yelling about Sodom and Gomorrah was talking. It's just a I mean, that's. Precisely the threat he poses. So this is the response. You're seeing from the people who are like threatened by this. Yeah. That somehow this man could show people or just do away this myth that you know, that all homosexual men are certainly. Yeah. And they will focus on his military service and trying to debunk that he did anything serious, or, you know, they'll like drag people out of the woodwork that are like claim to have served with him and claim he was like bad or you know, what they did to John Kerry. Because I mean, the election the nomination of John Kerry like you couldn't have a veteran who like put his life on the line like for the country be the other guys candidate you had to like put a light of that. So tug her Carlson like questioning, the manhood of people that's ridiculous. So he's going to have to find a way to undermine the fact that people judge is a military veteran. They're going to be like, well, he was in the navy bright. So. Can then make you like trying to take shots at different branches of the military or some shit. It's interesting though, the because due to our cruising in public restrooms are notoriously into guys in bow ties and boat shoes. That's typically like a a sign of like somebody that you wanna hook up with so. Yeah. Tucker tucker. All right. Let's let's just check in with Alabama real quick. Yeah. Really quick. We do. Right. So I mean, God you remember when it was when Jeff Sessions vacated his seat to become legal, some equal attorney general Luther strange to Kover. And then people felt like yo I think this. I think we actually need to have a special election here figure out who should be there. Because there was a lot of controversy about Luther strange being in there. Anyway, Luther strange Ross wanted Luther strange out. Right. You want it? No. He wanted Luther strange Trump wanted. Okay. My bet. Okay. My bed, but then Luther strange law. So he had to kind of be like, ooh, ROY Moore. That's right. That's right. So then ROY Moore won. I, you know, the primary I guess to to go into the special election. Go against Doug Jones in everyone was like all these stories are coming up. Oh, you know, ROY Moore seems to have a history with allegedly according young women having physical relationships with minors and people were like, oh my goodness. The Republican party is putting their there might behind someone with these kinds of allegations. Yes. Healton merely lost Doug Jones by. Very little just barely. Yeah. And now, it seems like Alabama might be ready for ROY Moore again. Because in a reason poll we see that Doug Jones has a forty five percent approval rating with forty four disapproving and then along with that they asked if the twenty twenty Republican primary for Alabama's US Senate seat or held today. For whom would you vote? If the candidates were and they put it all in here. Roy Moore is in the lead by quite a bit by the majority being women voting for him. Thirty one percent Lord in twenty four percent of men. Thirty one percent of women. Yeah. So I thought I thought it was wild like looking back. I was like man we needed a win so bad that we be uneducated a child predator and were like celebrated like it was the Super Bowl. But this dude is that popular still. Yeah. I mean, I think it just shows how partisan the state is right, right? They don't want a democrat. Presenting them to the point where they're like. Honestly, let's give the alleged predator, another another go, right? But we'll see. And also like when you really look at just kind of what twenty twenty looks like because this would be for twenty twenty you have Trump on the ballot there. The turnout is going to be late. Yeah. So we'll see. I mean, if you go either way, but yeah, come on Obama, come on Alabama. I'm not like come on Alabama. But like come on Alabama. Yeah. Rolls Royce Lee, Alabama. Are we serious Alabama Alabama? Meanwhile, while are you sure Alabama. All right and finally a coffee shop owner in New Mexico. Was posting some I guess you would say hot takes no on straight up anti semitic. Right, right. Yeah. I guess and found out where what anti semitism gets you in twenty nineteen. This man was the owner of a coffee shop called V roast bistro in Albuquerque. I believe in any way like over some disagreement with his landlord just came out with this like ridiculous anti semitic screed on Facebook, essentially, saying shit. Like, oh, why are Jews always the source of suffering in the world and saying things like oh, the Jews? They holocaust themselves with the way, the Vero spe- stroke Facebook, go no it was on his own. It was on his own. I mean, still bad his own. And then said blamed Jews for taking over what does the usual anti semitic nonsense and then saying like ending it with by describing Jewish people. It was like fucking animals that deserve everything that happened. So this dog over well with the public because I think. Unlike what this person may have believed the climate is in this country. A majority of people aren't down with this kinda shit. Maybe in your little vacuum of like maga- hat wearing freaks ironically, though. So when this came out he says, he was hacked me, I was hacked someone hacked my life. And they said they'd probably after me because ironically, he says he is an anti-trump vegan. Pick him and his there's a picture of them. She has vegan everything on. He seems to be wait that just being vegan like absolve you of your sins person. I am vegan. Also, it's like my man, you know, Trumpers, don't exclusively on racism or anti-semitism. I thought you know, Hitler was really into animals to right, right? So again, he did all this shit. He denied it. The the community is basically boycotted the shit out of this business cut to like two days ago. He came out. He's like I'm going to have to close my shop because you know, it's become unsustainable. But I'm not closing the shop because he was very clear. He's he to say that it wasn't because of the boycott because there's something his wife want him to do for a long time. Okay. Okay. What job does? She want him to get. Then see just going to not work now. I think just a little time Nazi. Yeah. Yeah. I've see some people doing that. Now, he's he's really into cost play. He's called me over stone Bonfield. There is a story about Michael and Monica Palumbo in the local news from Albuquerque. The the last story about them was couple who used to be homeless opens coffee shop, so they might have some histories of mental difficulties. But we'll see. Yeah. I mean, I think hoof again guys being hateful doesn't help you in any way is only help the president. Yeah. And he's a loyal to nobody. Yeah. People look at him in there like you can can do this all the way to the right? And again, this is the reason why people have to speak out against this kinda shit because as society, we owe it to idiots like this to remind them that they should doesn't fly. So boycott the shit out of people you hear people saying racist shit, you need to say something and let people know and yet Black Panther one billion captain marvel one billion. So there you go hold trying to stop the drop the fucking bomb. Thank you. The truth. All right. We're going to take another quick break. We'll be right back. Jack. Yes, I wanted to tell you that Robin Hood is an investing app lets you buy and sell stocks ETF's options and cryptos all commission free. I know because while other brokerages charged up to ten dollars for every trade. Robinhood doesn't charge any commission fees. So you could trade stocks and keep all of your profits. Oh, so you've heard of it. The maybe you've heard that there is no account minimum deposit needed to get started. So you can start investing at any level. 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No, we're both number one came together. Pumping service is all heck it's just going the heart's racing million miles an hour. And that's how this movie is gonna feel when it's gone by. So that was somebody who knows. Saying who had been waiting days outside of the movie theater? We have loved it. They might have. He sounded like the age of a Star Wars fan who probably didn't like it. No more. It's like everybody. Right. You saw that first one. We're like, okay. Yeah. And then you like wash pod racer one. Because that was that got me. Oh, yeah. I'd also look Darth maul was fucking shit up with the force that we were picking up debris and like, yeah. And his makeup and his like cool lightsabres last fight was dope. I was like all right. I'm going to see the second one. That's going to be. It was. Okay. But it was like there was a sort of donning sense that these were not going to be as good as the other one. Yeah. The you mean on the pickup I was very excited because I grew up in that gap where I was born after the Star Wars films, right? Where out so I was just living off that same VHS box set everybody how the two flaps on the side that hell three movies in it. Now, the THX. Okay. The the fucking gangster one that had the handwritten star dot shits. Remember that Dan emission anyway. Or the illustration so at first I was so excited because I was like, yes. Because I'm just I love Star Wars. And I think it wasn't until the second one came out that I was bothering to entertain that. This might not be going the way I thought it was going to be so for a while was definitely in that that grouping of people who are like Dow was tight dude in the Darth maul his shit turned into fucking half lightsaber still got down. Yeah. Look we got dual the face. Yeah. We've got the kid from jingle all the way. So oh, Jake, Lloyd jingle all the way. Yeah. Oh, shit noblemen doll. Yeah. Jamie. Jamie, Jamie, Togo menthol. When the total those on my cookies, oh, man, Sinbad Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They bring them to a back that was such a as the reboot of that. You know, where's that religion do that with now the rock? And the Rog would be Arnold. Kevin hart. Yeah. I feel Charlie day plays the symbolic. Anyway, you know, I'm trying to think of like how I feel you know lot. There's been a lot of articles about people who grew up with that one. Like who were very young when that came out. Yeah. They're like they're bought up by loving. Yes. That's the as good. It's on the level with four five six. Well, they probably identify with it more because they like the one that's like the trilogy's. They literally grew like were raised on imagine. If you saw that Padres insane. When you're like five years old. That's how I feel. I brought this up on Davis in. But that's how I feel about Batman and Robin. Because I didn't know it wasn't good until I got older, and everyone was like, no that film's not good shit that always like Donald. Yeah. And frigging journal Schwarzenegger again as as Mr. free have. Poison Ivy because. The nipples. But also, it was so comic book like it was so for kit like kids in a way that it was colorful in huge stunts like weird costumes and like skits just popped out of his feet somehow and Houma Thurman doing like a may west impression the whole time. So is bad. I think I had the soundtrack. Oh, you know, I won that soundtrack good a block party. I will always stay. I didn't I still think it's good. I mean Batman forever was a great soundtrack. So why wouldn't that minimum? What that one had a fucking bone, thugs and harmony on to. Man. I was in there and our Kelso's on there yet brought them city. I definitely have movies that as a kid. I thought were good. And then I see them again. And I still think they're good even though I know they're not and I'm like oh. So this like, my brain, my brands expectations of movies was is like formed in a teen wolf shaped like prism where I think all movies should cohere to the screenwriting rules of teen wolf, basically because I still yes, I'm like, well that was a perfect film. I can't whoa. What are you going to say about that? Yeah. Goonies? He's great. So my taste of movies are good enough. Right. Boom. You go. It's our time up here. No time down here. That's back. When like data was enough representation. Jonathan key Quam got your time up their time brand one of the underrated psychopaths in the history of film, like the flip out. He has there when she just sends up goonies jacket, and then when he tried to murder brand by throwing him off a cliff like, that's you're right. That is some next level. Yeah. They used to haze back in the day off a cliff, and I think at one point and he gets blown off of a toilet. But the crazy shit they're doing with pipes and then lands on his stomach and mummies. So he's like emotionally like developmentally stunted and. Yeah. He's crack classic bully and give it up can't take it. Uh-huh. Blown off your toilet yet. I miss when everything song was Kenny Loggins or Cindy Lauper. Everyone had a theme song forever. We need to go back to that. Every movie should have known. They have on the fucking producers where they were doing everything. Always you know, it has to be Kenny or Cindy. Oh, man. Those songs still slip. Yeah. Look shout out to Kenny Loggins, the whole yacht rock era. Yeah. And the songs that were influenced by him like the heat is on as we as we discussed last week still slept. You guys give a shit about the NBA ploughs? No all right moving on. I mean, look, I I raised I raised quit the NBA I used to king. I mean, look I jokingly said when we signed Kobe, but I would say when magic just. Just did a number on us. But anyway, I mean, we talk about it when they heard signed Koby like years ago like when we contrast, and he was on his way out. And I was like I get the loyalty thing. But I'm practice, I'm practical. Yeah. This magic most people in the NBA are most most GM's and president just like should we keep this? I mean, this guy's been a good surrogate of the franchise, but I was like, no, no, no, no. Yeah. I wanna keep winning, and we can leverage this to get some new blood in here and all the Koby fucking stands or like now he can do no wrong. I'm like, the one of the few Kobe hating Laker fans at the very least rape. Hey, you pay them market like what the market dig it hits. At worst. You ask them to take a pay cut right for the team. So you can sign other players and you'll make it up to them by like making them the president of basketball operations when they retire h shit like that Cobi went in the opposite say give me everything. Me all of the money for forever. You walked into that negotiation and said all your base are belong to us. Yeah. This way. Hey seems like some shit. We're just throwing out there. But it will be the most controversial thing ever said on the dailies because Kobe stands or they they single handedly like fucked up LeBron season. I feel like he was sure what do you because it's been hard time being a Laker fan. We we got fucking fat yet. I mean with the amount of championships we're winning in that little stretch of time. And that has created this like weird inflexibility of the fan signals at another person. Come in look, are you a Laker fan? Or are you a Kobe fan? Right. You know? And I think that's where most people nowadays they're fans of players. Yeah. Not teams. So I'm a LeBron fan. I usually we've got a wherever he goes. Uh-huh. Just as face an inside of my own. Yeah. But of him as a high schooler you were in early. Yes. I was. Yeah. I mean, it's a just a couple of storylines that east is pretty interesting people are feeling the Sixers even though I'd like to see them beat the nets more than one out of every eight quarters, but that one quarter they had with pretty impressive people are still sleeping on the Celtics Jaanus is incredible. I think people are sleeping on the Celtics because Bill Simmons does this like reverse jinx thing, and like he dominates so much of sports conversation, right? That he's like, I am the Celtics aren't very good sailing. Aren't very good come on. And. Yeah. But I think the Sixers and Yoenis are probably the most fun part of the playoffs right now. Because they're both like, you know, they're ceilings are crazy high. I I'm totally over Golden State. The only question with Golden State is like whether they can motivate themselves to dominate like they can or if they're going to be like to board. Yeah. When you when you get used to it. Yeah. Find the fight clippers exciting. They're probably not gonna win. But when talking about. Yeah, there that comeback. I could see people looking at that comeback. And being like that'd be a fun place to play like the the right star Likud wire someone mister ribs and ribs left. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Let's talk about cheaters and Becky great show. Well, my favorite TV show. Oh, man. This is. They are just everyday, man. They show how like out of touch with the rest of society in the world. They are because now the newest t- regarding Lori Lafon at mossy MO is they have had it with the media treating them like some cheaters, and they said they're fair game for jokes in Meves. Tired of the memes people stopped me m- the fuck out of here. Please. And there's yeah, they're really outraged by people who were saying that they are cheaters. They are being destroyed. Y'all are cheaters first of all. And then they say the idea of going to trial is terrifying for Laurie. What why the fuck did she plead not guilty? That's the whole. That's the dumb shit about this whole thing. Everything comes out and tries to everything or not that's relevant to the case. She'll be under a microscope, and you only have to look at the paparazzi outside the court to know that there was widespread interest in this case she will lose every bit of privacy. And that's a shame. This really is a family matter. Oh, family matters co Q urkel denied do that. Now, laurie. She the other thing is she's really worried about her daughter's having to take the stand. She says lawyers very concerned about what a trial will do to her daughters will undermine every accomplishment. They have in the future, and it will be part of their story forever. No shit. It's not in their best interest for this to go to trial, and Laurie knows it because if it goes to trial girls will have to take the stand it'd be cross examined by a prosecution that wants nothing more than it. Put a notch on their belt. Oh my God. If there was a way to prevent this from going to trial and saving yourself additional embarrassment from manipulating a system with your means. Oh, wait. You could've took the. Fuck and plea deal. Right. Also league it will undermine every accomplishment. They have in the future. They already said their goals. Her daughter like made that video that was essentially like I just kinda wanna party I want to go to school. So I can like I don't really I'm probably going to drop out after a year. But like I just want to go to the party. Don't get me wrong. I want to go to college because game days are going to be essential K. Gaming gaming. It is it's so the other young delta. It's so clear like what the pro like their family dynamic because she's like, oh my God. People will see my children and see what dummies they are like basically by putting them on the stand. It's just like, yo you are. This is the problem. You are just protecting them from all conflict all anything like that. Can't be your primary concern. Yeah. I mean, I think when your parents are going that far to ensure that you don't have to do a lick of work. You're already screwed. Did you see that? If you have this controversy article last week that said that she's relying on her faith in yoga to cope. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. Shadow deal. The you know, the word and Brendan over. Hi, logo, hot yoga at that. Mod yoga. Well, apparently things have been a little crazy behind the scenes a fuller house for a while. Because we we also have a story. That's interesting because it could have implications for how people who are accused in the metoo movement fight back and also because it's funny to look at just how weird this show was behind the scenes but fuller house was I think it's coming up on its fifth season fourth season. They're all blending together. Yeah. But the show runner Jeff Franklin was relieved of his duties, and it was allegedly like he was accused of making inappropriate comments and the writer's room and describing his own sex life for some reason like a on a show where all the jokes are like G rated and about like silly thing. Is there a child said or something below g right? It's gone. There are some weird. Joke's on there. Now. Right. I mean, they've really actually stepped up the shitty writing. I have must. Someone who was weird jokes. Are there? There's like sex jokes. Chandra kind of thing there's probably because it's like now more millennial like, you know, like, it's probably dealing with social media. Like, the kids now are dealing with other things and like the kids back in the nineties, we're dealing with s. But yeah, another thing was that he was known for giving roles to like women he was sleeping with which don't which happens very often. But. The raiders to wear bikinis to the boy party. Yeah, he had a pool party as the female writers to wear bikinis. So the amazing thing is like the way he's fighting back against this really reminds you of like how Laurie Lofton's like kind of tone deaf way, she's fighting back against her things by proving every suspicion. You have about him he Princeton with a pull party. He was like that was a suggestion. I didn't say they had to wear bikinis. And it's like, you know, you're gonna. Emboldened highlighted it Attala sized and then put it Astros, please respond that you read the bikini memo. Yeah. And so Franklin co show runner this, dude. Brian Bahar who remained when Franklin was fired or was asked to leave Franklin claims the Bihar like kept a little black book full of details that could be used against him. And like he thinks that Bihar was the guy who was like building the case. And he says he's secretly photographing him with female, friends and female employees which way to create a conspiracy about yourself. Yeah. Also, I don't know if you it is extremely hard to get these. I know everyone thinks it's easy to get these guys out. It isn't especially when they've been there for a long period of time and have a long history of sexually harassing women. And and so I honestly think that even if his co show runner dead if he if he were asked to come forward, and when you're at a studio you have to have you have to have. Like a list of things that have happened. Like, you think that's actually helpful to be like no on this day, and this person can verify that. And then on this day this having because that's what they ask you in HR, even in me to fire some. Yeah, he probably won't if he was keeping track of them wasn't because he hated. I mean, he might have hated him because he was disgusting to women. Right. But that's a thing that you you need evidence to just be like he was doing this goes because a lot of times they'll still keep even with evidence. They still keep guys also out of the times. If why are you worried about him photographing, you if you're not doing any women wrong writers or women employees? If you're standing at a comfortable distance. But he's talking Twitty's taking everything that like a reasonable person would do and trying to spin it in a way that it's malicious right? It's like trying to compile evidence about this person. This person's transgressions is now suddenly, oh, he was obsessed with keeping a little black book. Right rather than oh, yeah. They were documenting my pattern of behavior. Yeah. And then wasn't like weren't that. People at the studio being like, you'll this dude is like a liability like, Jeff Rankin is a lion city was a walking lawsuit. Yeah. And then he's still so his whole strategy is just act like he's the victim of harassment. Yes. Let sounds like Donald Trump. Yeah. Yeah. Same shit when people use civility as I code for don't press me about the truth. Right. Like when people press politicians were the truth in like corner them on chat. Corum? Oh my God. It's just civilized rewrite trying to hold me accountable for should I say oh God, right? Really world is this what it's come to. Yeah. Now, just a couple of other details about this dude that I think are revealing. I'm not sure what they're revealing of. But other than that. I just would not want to be in the same room as him. He bought the full house house in two thousand sixteen the those used for exterior shots on the show, which seems fun. He was going to redesign the interior to make it look like the full house house like interior shots. And but was. Like, so difficult and annoying to deal with the neighbors were like, we don't want you to do that just get the fuck outta here. So he wants he was relieved of his duties. He was he sold that house. But also he at the same time owned the house where the Manson murders. What's he lives? Then this is fucking residents. Like what they tore down OJ's house when he likes sold that shit. They were like, yeah. This is like haunted by like the memories of what happened here like the fuck out of there. But this dude was just like pretty cool. Right. Yeah. Why are you Rafferty? That pretty red. But you could live anywhere with your millions of dollars in. That's where you wanna live. So what the answer is lives. Manson murder house to great just I don't know for station ender, very very specific type of like somebody needs to remake Sunset Boulevard that movie with like where the screenwriter like gets his car breaks down in the mansion of like an old silent film star whose career came to an end. And she's just like, you know, a very interesting toxic character who pays them bunch of money like someone needs to rewrite that, but like for all the toxic fucking dudes who are like now dinosaurs. And completely outmoded and like living in in the Manson family mansion like where the murders were committed like what a fucking creep saying. Hey, kid. I created shows like full house in hanging with Mr. Cooper, right? Yep. So that was a good show. Hang with Mr. Cooper was. Good, man. I used to. I was he behind his. Yeah. Out of hand that one well never mind, then all is forgiven. But like this. This reminds me of when we learned that like Oliver Stone or like a oh Aaron Sorkin like got arrested getting onto a plane with like mushrooms. And it's like, why do you need mushrooms to right? Aaron Sorkin movies. Why does this dude? Need to be like, I'm a six maniac like creep to make fuller house and full house. Like you like, it's just I don't know, man. It's interesting that that's that. That's who is taking the artistic license to be like, I'm an RT st-, right? Where bikinis over to my house? And it was it was framed is a thank you party. Yeah. Yeah. Thanks for the hardware. 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Tucker Carlson vs the free market

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Tucker Carlson vs the free market

"Cry of gold doo-doo-doo populism. It do. I don't know about that. Hello. And welcome to another episode of the weeds on the box media podcast network. I'm metric laziest here with Darren Lynn, Jane Costa in the government is still shut down that may or may not be an emergency at the border. But we wanted to take a break talked about sling als a little less silly. Frankly, you know, and Jane had a great article on this yesterday. So I'm going to let you explain. But it is we are talking about because you really know it's true. So last Wednesday Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host who have very popular show on Fox News gave a monologue about fifteen minutes. And it was essentially an indictment of American capitalism. And what she said that America's ruling class are mercenaries and substitute teachers who don't actually care and he railed against payday loans and talked about how you know. Libertarian economic theories have really done. And bad things. Not the American economy, but to the American populace, and this started a firestorm on the right of people responding to or agreeing to a rod Dreher at the American conservative, which is more of a paleo conservative publication said that Tucker Carlson should run for president where national review has eight pieces just going back and forth on this. And it's been like a throwback to the kind of earlier blog ages like yeah, man. Remember that one week in twenty eight when everybody on the internet was talking about whether we should get rid of the penny. It's been kind of like that. There's this really robust argument happening that has absolutely nothing to do with the day to day of what's going on in the foul. I mean, this is what I think is fascinating because in effect. We're now having among conservatives, a robust argument about the ideas that Donald Trump put on the table, right? Because Trump was such a clown that initially. Nobody took Trump side. I'm right, right. There were there were no highbrow intellectuals being like, Donald Trump is amazing and has thoughtful ideas that will solve America. And then he became the nominees. So there was a kind of partisan like anti anti-trumps Barrett in which like everybody was for him right Tucker by being a like literate person who can write a good article or monologue put on the table in a way that people are going to argue about this idea of like should the conservative movement in some sense, ditch free market ideology. I I wanna bracket like I think that the accent to it. This is about Donald Trump versus an ongoing ideological battle. Where like it is advantageous for one side claim Donald Trump is a contested question. But it was interesting because in the monologue, and in I had a conversation with Tucker Carlson, we spent thirty five minutes on the phone. He talked about at some. Point Donald Trump will be gone. And then what will we do? And what we're will our children's future. Look like at it's interesting. I'll quote a couple of lines from this monologue. Let's see any economic system that weakens and destroys families is not worth having a system like that is the enemy of a healthy society. And he concluded this monologue with a demand for a fair country, a decent country, a cohesive country, a country whose leaders don't celebrate the forces of change purely for their own profit, and amusement, and this goes to conversations there's been kind of this. I think interestingly Chris Hayes MSNBC host wrote a book a couple of years ago called the twilight of the elites and Tucker Carlson's book ship of fools is also this kind of anti elitist criticism, and this deep concern about technological advancement Carlson went on Ben Shapiro's podcast a couple of weeks ago. And basically saying that, you know, if he were in charge of everything he would ban self driving, trucks and cars in order to save. Trucking industry, and he would just come up with some excuse for that. And when we had a conversation about it didn't make it into the PC talked about like, of course, I would like technology is moving too fast. And it's not good for people. And it was interesting because some of the criticism of Carlson was that, you know, he sounded a lot like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. And then when I talked to him he was like, yeah. I know my monologue was reminiscent of Elizabeth Warren because her two thousand three book, the two income trap. Why middleclass parents are going broke? He told me the parts of it that are really important true. And nobody wanted to have that conversation. And I think it was also interesting because this is a this is an intra right conversation that's taking place now. Because I think it's something that the left has been debating these subjects for decades, but the right coming to these conclusions and Trump really not being as a part of this conversation as you'd expect and Carlson told me that essentially he was you know, Trump is a symptom. Of this kind of dry for populism. And I think a an interesting moment in terms of the debate between the market capitalism free markets, and this kind of populist Jetta tube is actually the responses that some pieces have gotten especially when you're talking about the white working class, and we can get we'll get into the race stuff later. I think that's interesting. That's something. I also mentioned but in two thousand sixteen national review writer, Kevin Williamson who than it all turned into giant palava because of the Atlantic and much of other stuff. He wrote a piece basically saying like if you are in a podunk town. Why don't you just leave your failing podunk town and people on the right were furious. Because he basically took the same kind of bootstrapping or that conservatives have used to basically everybody else for decades and made it about white working class people, and you know, the response to that. I think that, you know, an I asked Carlson about this is that actually kind of a moment, rob. I was like, oh, I think Trump talking like this not necessarily believing it because I think a lot of people who. Michael Brendan Dougherty. And a lot of people kind of espouse more populist views have found Trump, very disappointing. Because everything he talked about in two thousand fifteen twenty sixteen did not actually wound up happening at all ever. And his administration was definitely has not been it can populace sex success story. But I think that this conversation it's been going on, you know, it was going on before Trump. But I think that Trump has accelerated it, and it was interesting because Carlson was like, I'm not a populist. I'm just a talk show host, but populism is the smoke, and there's a fire going on here. And basically saying like if we don't engage with this idea, if we don't do something of cover more populous bet that's what's going to lead the socialism is that people are going to start thinking like the government should be doing these things. And it was just such an interesting argument to see people having with other conservatives about the government should be doing more. To make it easier to get married or for people to secede. They should there should be changes to the tax code. And it would just it was an interesting conversation that's been ongoing, but I think Carlson's monologue. Really, heightened it. I I think that. Yeah. There's a ton of directions that we could be going, and hopefully, we'll go in at least a few of them. But I personally think that we cannot have this conversation without talking about who Tucker Carlson is I because it is not like varies a lot that like as someone who cares about intellectual currents in American thought. And who has been interested in the ways that social conservatism like expresses itself in a, you know, a movement that is generally accepted, the free market has gospel. Like, I am intellectually interested in all of this the conversation that's happening on national reviews website, right now, doesn't really grapple with the fact that Tucker Carlson is not primarily someone who is speaking. Truth to power in the American, right? Tucker Carlson is and has continued to be after this model ugly. This wasn't like a turning point in public persona. Like Tucker Carlson is on Fox News every night mostly talking to the same white working class who he's like taking up the cause of in this monologue talking to them about how they're real problem is that immigrants are going to kill them. But also the idea that immigrants are being wielded like a club that they are not acting of their own volition that the globalist elite and in this particular monologue. It's Mitt Romney in a sense talking about Bain capital that the globalist elite are bringing in immigrants and to take white working class. Like, this is just an economic like there's a folk understanding that the conservative critique of immigrants is that they're coming to take your jobs, and like, frankly, what Donald Trump has done, and what you know. What Tucker calls is currently succeeding, very well in the ratings by doing is talking about immigrants, primarily as a threat to social fabric different. Critique I would put it the role of the comic argument in a sort of way here. Right. Because this to me is there. Multiple dividing lines one dividing line that I think is really of interest to national review writers, write that you see in. This discourse is should we portray economically struggling white people as victims of the making elite. Right. And this is something conservative writers are clearly very interested in. And if you see this back and forth. There's a real focus on this. Right. It's like, it's they have strong feelings about it to me. It's sort of not that interesting like super interesting because it talks about like, it's a I mean, I dunno. Everyone's victim of their own story. Like ET interesting to me that that. Dialogue is happening. Right. But like also like all Americans are in part victims of circumstance and impart authors of their own destiny, and like baba right to me and interesting dividing line is do you wield anti elitist rhetoric to actually challenge the economic privileges of the privileged, or is it a way of using the culture war as a substitute for an economic argument, and to me, that's what's going on with a lot of immigration stuff. Right. That there are many Americans who do not like immigrants, right? And they find immigration to be threatening primarily in a somewhat diffuse physical threat kind of sense. But in general, they just negatively disposed to immigrants. Those people also care about their economic wellbeing and one thing that you can do in politics is just sort of slot. Their predisposition to dislike immigrants as like also. That's my economic agenda right in another thing. Tucker did later this week. He had this whole segment about how corporate diversity programs are scam. And I guess sympathize with actually what he's saying. They're like, I do not think that corporate diversity programs are scoring big wins for racial and social Justice at the same time. This is another wave Tucker if all corporate diversity programs went away and low skilled immigrants were deported from the country. Rich CEO's would not like be the victims of those policies. Right. These are ways of making anti elite arguments and kinda like sticking it to the man that don't actually stick it to the man, and I always find that to be the most like upsetting aspect of this kind of conservative populism is that you're like getting people off spun up about how like, yeah, we're going to take down those elites, but like not taking. Down the elites like when you deport undocumented immigrants like it is true that the people who employ the undocumented immigrants groundskeepers are a little bit worse off for having had their groundskeeper deported. But like, it's really the groundskeeper who's lost out there. Right. Like if you wanna stick it to the guy who's hiring, the groundskeeper, you can raise fucking taxes, and it's not that hard and Carlson throughout this debate key veers on both sides of those lines. I don't want to say that like one is the real Tucker and one is is the fake Tucker. I think it is more conifers had a good piece in the Atlantic sort of making the case that Carlson is charlatan focusing on his very questionable use of marijuana statistics. Yet he in this model he talks a lot about how like the elites are pushing marijuana legalization on our our poor witless youth. This is interesting. Owned at the chamber of commerce being like, we're gonna get them off on the wacky. And it's just not true. That being said, I think it is more interesting to take the generous interpretation of Carson here. And at least like as if this is serious because a piece of macro context here right that I've written about before that we sued really clearly in Larry Bartels research from some other people is that if you look at rank and file partisanship in the United States Republicans are unified around cultural conservatives and divided on economic policy issues, betraying conservatives and moderates economics, but they're all conservative on culture type topics and Democrats it's the opposite. Like Democrats are all moderate to left on economics and have a wide range of views on culture war issues, which sometimes surprises people. But it's like think about like old black church, ladies and like versus like young hipsters. Right. The great different opinions on uncertain kinds of culture, topics. But then at the elite level. It's the opposite right in that. Like the right coalition includes most of institutional libertarianism, right? And the Democratic Party includes lots of corporate lobbyists on k street, right? And the the alignment is completely different in the Carlson proposition is like maybe there should be somebody in politics in like elite politics who speaks up for the large number of Americans who are loyal Republican party voters and cultural conservatives who have moderate views on economic policy, and I think it is true. Like, there are a lot of people who have that opinion and somebody should speak up for them in politics is not me. And I don't know if it's really Tucker. But like it should be somebody. Well, so this is why what I was trying to say about like thinking about who Tucker is figure is important to this. Because I don't think it's like a question of should we take this seriously? Or should we not take it seriously? We should look at how he's communicating into. Hmm? He's communicating right? Like Tucker Carlson has never been a political a politician. He is never made a force for a particular ideology with indie conservative movement. He's been a media figure tapping into various media markets. He started as a kind of interesting somewhat heterodox guns. Oh, type journalist I'm going to drop. Just because it's I I love this piece, and I'm going to sit on as many people as possible the trip he took with Al Sharpton and a bunch of other like black leaders to slave castles. Yes. For G Q. I think back in the early two thousands of very it is a piece that I promise you if you did not know it was tougher Carlson. You would find very interesting and kind of fun, and the fact that it's Tucker Carlson makes it just a total, you know, galaxy brain exploding thing, but you know, he involved from that to a with the daily caller. Tapping into a desire for a snark year. More populist take on DC conservative politics, and from there to his Fox News persona as like the person on Donald trumps favorite television network who is most closely hewing to the problems that Donald Trump identifies the problems with an interesting way. I think that Carlson you don't I've argued many times that Trump is does not really exist because there was a lot of people projecting onto Donald Trump what they wanted and Donald Trump responding with healthcare for everybody, and we're going to bomb the shit out of these people, and you're like, oh that definitely Hughes to what I would like to hear. But I do think that in the sense that conversation with someone this week talking about how the tea party at the very very beginning. What had this kind of anti elite attitude before it got kind of before astroturf ING and a lot of other people got involved. That that version of Trumpism that version of kind of this anti elites that I'm gonna use the term globalist because it's the word they would use even though I do not like it. I this idea that the government could be doing something more. But for people who look hopefully Moore like Donald Trump in a way, he has. I think been the best conduit of Trumpism. That's right. And this is an I think that this is why you know, when we're talking about Rodrigues saying Tucker Carlson should run for president like that vibe has been flowing through this conversation like right idea that Tucker is now not only stepping into a different rule than he's previously held. But that he is particularly well equipped to address the concerns of this block of people who conservative elites understand to be part of a very important part of their coalition. And also, and I think that this conversation has kind of revealed a certain amount of guilt ambivalence among conservatively, it's about whether they've been doing enough for the people who are such loyal foot soldiers to them. So I think it would be really irresponsible to pretend that Carlson is mostly an anti 'too-big-to-fail populist. He has the platform that he has because he's on a daily basis reassuring people. They're real problem. Our Brown people. But he's using. He's like he's now communicating to different messages to treat different audiences. He's communicating to white working class voters that they're real problem isn't v elites it's the Brown people or like, the Brown people in conjunction with the elites in a way. That's going to be worse for the round people. And he's now communicating this lake occasional monologue upward message to everyone else that they need to be doing something else to take care of the white working class. Well, the whole lake if we don't do something that's going to turn into socialism things. So interesting. It's like nobody is working harder to make sure that the white working class does not turn to socialism than Tucker Carlson. Well, okay. So I think it's worth I can't believe I've become the Tucker Carlson apologist here. But I think it's worth delving into just like the good faith read what he's saying. Right. I think in the course of all this. I think it was Michael Brennan Dougherty. Who actually takes I was complaining. About a few weeks ago who actually put forward like the clearest most sensible version of this this viewpoint in the sort of Carlson. Right populist, viewpoint. He did some very good kinda articles on this in one thing that I noticed looking at it from a far is that the populace have kind of two different things in the water one of which I think feels more intellectually compelling to them, but the other which is better evidence for right? And so one version of the criticism is that the free market is actually causing bad cultural outcomes. Right. That seems to be something that they are comfortable because I think intellectually speaking conservatives feel like they need permission to espouse an anti market viewpoint on some kind of economic topic. And so one good. The reason that you might be allowed to do that would be that an unrestrained market is bad for family values. Right. And so like back in the day when we used to argue about pornography that was a clear example, you could be an ardent capitalist. But still think that regulation of pornography was good not because you a spouse some kind of odd left wing economic doctrine, but just because it was like bad for more calls. So if it turns out that like low wages for working class men causes single motherhood or something then that gives you permission to say, okay. They need help. I think David French and some other people who've pushed back on this. I mean, fairly solid infected like the actual evidence for that contention is not that strong. The causation doesn't line up. Really? Well, it's true that a number of communities were really devastated by the opening of trade to China, but a number of other geographic communities in America warrant and. Even benefited, but you see very similar trends in working class life. Whether you're talking about Ohio or Zona different contention that I think is more sensible, but perhaps a little less like something, you could say the Burke society is just that like as a political movement. We have an obligation to make a good faith effort to advance the interests of our constituents and just that like if the base of our party is white working class voters. And if it would be good for white working class voters to have I don't know what like an ATC are, Medicaid, or whatever it is. That would be good. We should do the thing. That would be good, right? And this is very alien to the conservative movement because what I am offering is a classic party politics view. Right. That like if you are Tammany hall, and your constituents are I rish emigrants than you got to walk around the street, ask Irish immigrants what they want and to extent you have. To do it. Right. Like, MRs early everything they want because you have other constituency need to win the election. But it's like your job is a political party is to be broker of the interests of your party members. The whole point of the conservative movement was to like not be that right was to have an ideological movement that would win in the Republican party and turn the Republican party into an ideological vehicle rather than this kind of catch all party for wasps. But I think the most sensible version of the conservative populace view is just that like that was a mistake that like real world politics is not a great place for a clash of pure ideologies. And that you need like party politics. And that party politics means if like West Virginia is our number one St. and West Virginia is being crippled by an opioid epidemic. Then we've got to go get some money to help them out with their opioid problem. Right. Just like just because you do. Right. Not because like you can derive from first principles the opioid epidemic is a worthy cause for government intervention. But because like, there's a representational obligation. And I think you see like the most interesting people in Republican party politics to me, the most interesting person Republican party politics to me is Lisa Murkowski precisely because that's what she has done. She has like not become a like toast of the town moderate, but she's like out there hustling for Alaska, and like it's not what I would want to do like, let's just like kill all the wildlife or whatever. But it's very authentic representational word, Texas Republicans who have been fighting really assiduously for like Harvey relief fund yet right like natural disasters in this like, you know, put a pin in this and come back to it and ten or twenty years as we continue to see the effects of global climate change. Natural disasters have been something. Where Republicans have been have not had a problem at all generally understanding that like understanding representational obligation to their Texas GOP is been the wall has really put tension on this. Right. I mean, not to get dragged into that. But like. You see divide between like will heard actually there on the border, and like Ted Cruz look into his future in national Republican politics like having sort of different different takes on this. But I do think the ideological aspect rice is interesting because it because it circles back to raise it does. And, but you know, before we get to the race conversation, which is something talked about with Carlson. I think it's interesting because also goes to something one of the concerns, and I think that you're seeing this in these conversations conservatives are having with one another is that if your ideology is popular, but it doesn't work for the people who allegedly are part of it. And I think that that was that's one of the things a lot of people were saying with Trump is like he's not a conservative. He's saying all these unconservative things, but he's very popular with people who think of themselves as being conservative. And I think that that is a moment that you start seeing that Carlson would probably argue that that. That's where this is coming from that while the elites of the Republican party that he rails against in this monologue talking about how if you care about America, you ought to oppose exploitation of Americans whether it's happening in the inner city or on Wall Street he is talking about this idea that like ideologically market capitalism. It's such an integral part of what conservatives think about themselves except that for the people who Carlson is talking to or in this model somewhat talking about it may not be working. But something that he kept kept saying is our societies should be largely based around helping normal people, and he kept using the term in the small normal people. And that's something. He's said things like, you know, a previous show that he did a couple of months ago. He talked about, you know, all these elites they live in these beautiful neighborhoods where nothing has changed since nineteen sixty. And it goes with. You know, this is not something that Carlson, but something that other people have kind of within this conservative populist movement is that there was this time where white working class people. They were, you know, union membership was high, but everyone got along and it was like nineteen Fifty-three and things were great. And you didn't have to go to college to be able to have like a really great job. And the unspoken thing there is that, you know, there was a lot going on in nineteen fifty three and the rights of African Americans to join unions or have well paying jobs that with those same sorts of Garrett societal guarantees nothing that African Americans and nights fifty three did not have well-paying jobs sometimes, but they did not have the societal guarantees that went with it. You know, they did not have access to the GI Bill. They did not have access to kind of the same housing, Google redlining. Just learn about it. But of course, which which means like the purpose of a well paying job is supposed to be to build household wealth. Right. If you are not in. A household or neighborhood where like your property values are going to appreciate and you don't have access to union guarantees that are going to give you a robust pension package. Like, the kind of the the difference between salary and wealth. It has become relevant to con. Versions now about racial inequality. When we're talking about kind of going back to that world. There are lots of other intervening organizations and institutions that you would need to build back up. Exactly, the discussions of this monologue and this cushions of this type of populism and the race question within it. I was best espoused. Ironically by Heather McDonald who didn't right on the monologue. But wrote something else about black culture and violence, and basically making the, you know, if you really wanna do you really want to save black lives, you have to do something about inner city culture, which one intercity doesn't mean anything anymore? But to that is the exact same argument that conservatives have been making for forty years about African Americans. And I think you Adam server who writes for the Atlantic. He wrote it comes down to win black people have problems, it's personal responsibility. But when white people have the same problems the system is messed up, but this was one of the more interesting parts of your. Carlson. I feel that a lot of the content of Teke Carson's television program has been very problematic on the racial front. But bracketing that right. You put this to him squarely. Yes. Said he had changed his mind. And it was interesting because he talked a lot we had a long coversation about the shawl neighborhood of Washington DC because he actually went in the olden days he wrote for city journal, and he wrote about black businesses and Shaw that were extremely successful during segregation. But then he talked about how he started this podcast lives. There us he talked about how the he grew up in DC in the eighties, and the only it was basically like upper class white people and lower class black people. But then he was going back and forth to rural Maine and in rural. Maine, he said, he he told me I started seeing the same kinds of like, quote, unquote, cultural problems in rural Maine that. Seeing in Washington DC in the nineteen eighties. And you know, he was saying you wait a second. Maybe when the jobs go away, the culture changes. And the reason I didn't think of it before it was I was so blind. But this libertarian economic propaganda. And he told me, you know, with black poverty, it's pretty easy. When you've got twelve percent of the population going through something to feel like well, there must be something wrong with the culture, which is a tricky actually tricky thing to say because it's in part true. But you're missing what I missed. What think a lot of people missed was that the economic system you're living under affects your culture. And that was that's what he told me. And I thought it was such an interesting thing because it really does you the conversations we have about poverty have been so racialist, especially among conservatives. I think that we've talked about this with Trump before that like part of the Trump pitch too, many trumpets was basically a welfare state for white people and that white poverty gets like farm aid and in the nineteen eighties. Whereas black. Is pathology is as being like, well, you know, if you stopped listening to rap music or studied more, maybe these things wouldn't be happening to you. And I thought it was interesting that Carlson, basically is like will you know, it turns out I was kind. I was wrong on this. That may be poverty is really hard on people, and it's hard on families, and it's hard on children. And that you know, whether or not you're in Baltimore or in rural. Maine it happens kind of the same way. I think that like it's important to recognize that this is not a oh I was wrong about race. And I was wrong about the role of cultural pathology. It's it's an argument about I was wrong about black America. Like, this is, you know, it's not like Tucker Carlson is not out there saying these people are different from us and don't share our values. And that's a problem. He's seeing that every day just saying it about people coming in from outside of the US to the US. There's this. I think that as. Much as Donald Trump was out there talking about like the white welfare state. There was also this idea that the Trump campaign was very high on that like we've talked about we talked about a bunch of our discussion of Connie west. Like there is a an opportunity here for the Republican party and conservatives them to bring in black Americans on the idea that they too have been left behind and the same problems that are affecting the white working class are also if it's own them. But like, I I do think the big ideas level right as it was a cynical politics. Right. Like what you basically have. This was an old like this is William Julius Wilson's. When work disappears thesis. Why there came to be in the course of the seventies and eighties. This big panic about the black family and one thesis was that black culture in was was amiss. Right. And the people were not behaving the correct way. Right. We spent. Too much time listening to the temptations not enough time. I don't know getting married. He had none of now stable married households and emphasis cultural emphasis on educational payment. And so Williams Welson very important sociologist. He comes up with a sort of base superstructure inversion in which he says like, yes, it is true that these patterns of cultural behavior are bad. But that the reason that these patterns have arisen is that. Economic activity moved out of central city industrial areas, and then white people follow job opportunities into the suburbs. But housing discrimination prevented black people from following the jobs, so they inhibited this kind of bloom. Noel, jobless space, which created a lack of marriageable men, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and to Carlson is now espousing the old one worked as a beers. The and is saying now we see in post industrial communities that this is also true. And I have been on the opposite intellectual journey from Toco Karlsson with regard to this. Because if you pay attention to what Wilson was saying right like there was a specific racial element to the explanation. Right, which was that because of housing discrimination inner city, African Americans could not follow the. Opportunities out into the suburbs. And that was why they were trapped in this situation, and whatever you may think of happening in the rust belt that is not a curry, right? There is not some network of redlining. The makes it impossible to go to Houston right now. There is I have written extensively about restrictions on housing supply and the big coastal cities, but there are like big growing urban areas in the United States and something that is striking to me because we get to see right now that a sort of similar de industrializing issue occurs in white communities is like what difference? Does it make right when people are able to move. What difference does it make? If actually the local economy is booming as it has been in North Dakota and Wyoming, which they have natural resources, right? And it makes a big difference to people's material standards of living. Right. So like people in Wyoming, white working class people. In Wyoming have a lot more money than white working class people in dying. Main mill towns, right? But it has not changed. The course of family life, right? Like it. It's just not true that in North Dakota white working class. People are exhibiting the same kind of family structure that college graduates have in coastal cities, white working class people in North Dakota. Look a lot like white working class people in Maine with the difference being they have nicer cars and more. They have more money right, which which is good, right? Like if you if you care about people's wellbeing like it makes it real difference. Whether you're in grinding, poverty or doing well in life. But I think we have come to see as it has come into the white world that like the cultural the realm of cultural values has a certain like autonomous nature to it. Right and Jenny Yellen. George Accola had his old paper in the in the mid nineties where they say the they're communists rather than sociologist. So they don't talk to. Anyone about like why they think things are happening. They do a lot of time series kind of metrics. And what they say is to a win abortion became legal and birth control became widely accepted, you stopped having shotgun. Marriages right that we had a flip. So that it was a woman's choice whether to carry a pregnancy to term, but also was a woman's responsibility. And this they say is what came up with their statistical work. It seems pretty good to me. But also like, I don't know either way it just like it. Now really seems to me that it's like people come up with ideas about gender roles and family life like on just a separate track and people should not be poor. And like we help them out because like we can and it makes people better off. But I think this ID that you're going to re engineer nineteen fifties social values. I mean, it's not clear that you would want to. But also like you just can't right because I think that something Carlson's model goes into a great deal. And then he spent many days of coverage on this. The and when we talked about this is idea that like marriage, the institution of marriage is being kept away from white working class Americans beak by elites because elites are getting married, but white working class people are not getting married at the same rates. There's an tire idea like, I don't know the person who originally devises, but there's an idea on the right? And they, you know, with a bunch of social sociological research that basically if you get married then have kids that will get more or less guarantee like your ability. Versus capstone. Right. Exactly. And so I think that you it's interesting because this idea that government intervention of some kind and Carlson, he was like, I don't really have any ideas. Besides changing the tax code because he had a long conversation about the fact that, you know, it's the tax code is way more beneficial to you if you are a single person who goes into finance than if you are a poor person who wants to get married and do your taxes on that basis. But the idea that there should be some means of ensuring or making it easier for white working class people to get married, but that elites don't want them to. I'm glad that we're here because I think this is a great opportunity to talk about the role that the idea of virtue has played. Ooh. Because like it's important to note that the conversation around the Carlson monologue has kind of gone on. It's it's not that it's been on two different tracks like everyone's having both of these arguments simultaneously with their different arguments scope is like what is a policy agenda that would help these people and the other end is that good idea. And the other one is what do we as elites or at like slashes fellow citizens? Tell people who are being left behind disenfranchised. Like, what message do we send them? How do we encourage them to make sense of their lives? Like do. We encourage them to understand that it is not their fault that they are the victims of either elite malice or neglect or do we encourage them to focus on their own responsibility. And try to control the things that they can control. And in that respect like there's a lot of the people who are defending Tucker Carlson are saying we have reached the limits of the conservative ethos of, you know, personal responsibility like McCoy Brennan Doherty's piece on this laid it out explicitly like asked the other interlocutors in the debate. Are there any political circumstances under which you think the advice, you would give to an individual would not be just suck it up? Right. And like, yeah, there's that's a decent. You know, like he pointed out like you could tell unjustly held political prisoners that they should control the things that are in their control. Like, there definitely is in feary going to be a limiting point there. But there's also this very immediate lake. What do you tell this particular group of people right now and one of the points that's been raised by by Tucker's critics has been like people who are insufficiently virtuous like if we're social conservatives. We don't just believe that marriage is good because it helps material well-being we rent that marriage is. Good that like, you know, virtue. Proceeds prosperity as the red like Brennan door to characterize Ben Shapiro's position on this. And like if you think about it that way, that's not a conservative responsibility responsibility, politics, that's the prosperity gospel. That's like the way in which American Christianity has appealed to a lot of these very same people by telling them that the purpose of that. Like, if you are a good person, the good things on this earth will come to you, and that's been very very appealing for a lot of people as a way to like make sense of their relationship with the divine. But it also does lead to a certain amount of victim blaming if you don't get it. Right. Like if the purpose of having a relationship with Jesus is that you will reap the good things in life, and you're not reaping the good things in life, doesn't that mean that you're an insufficiently virtuous person? And it's fascinating. This hasn't actually been a conversation about religion. Like, even though it's a conversation about social, conservatism and social conservatism. Over the last half century, or so has become very tied with a string of Christian evangelical politics, people aren't really talking about religion and Christianity here, and the reason that that strikes me as interesting as like inferior talking about marriage and family life, and that supposed to be the thing that evangelical have purchase on within the conservative movement. Like, the rise of political evangelical is supposed to be to preserve family life against evil of abortion and out of wedlock, children and sex marriage. And all of that, it is clear that the way in which religious figures have decided to play their hand within the conservative movement has isn't giving them the currency to really weigh in on a debate. Like this that right because basically has been a lot. I take Carlson mentions this a little bit is that like the same social conservatives who rail against kind of the destruction of the family are also saying like, it's really great that. We have the free market and that the free market is in some way, like not like it's bestowed to us by God. But by kind of he talks about how market capitalism has become a religion of sorts among conservatives, and even mentioned for social conservatives like who could be kind of taking the same stances and talking about how the free market can be harmful to cultural values. They're not saying that. That was like a conversation about virtue about you know, about social conservatism about responsibility to others videos, a post religious social conservative, which is I think that that is something that's come up. A great deal is idea that you we and this is something conservative talk about a lot right now is that in a post religious context, we attempt to fill the hole left by religion with something. And the argument among some is that this is that something that bench appears argument is that sense Carlson attempting to fill the hole left by a lack of virtue with government or with some sort of interventionist model, and it's interesting and also for the record the prosperity gospel is very unbuilt. Okay. But so here's where I have an idea that I think has a little unfashionable. But I think is correct, right. Which is that many people on the left want to say that we. Reactionary cultural politics are caused by economic decline and Tucker Carlson seems to be offering the view that social dissolution is caused by excessive free marketing this, but I think that the causal arrow here is that reactionary cultural politics 'cause economic decline in that in particular, what you have is that like the world changes as it does that there is a certain kind of backward-looking gender politics that discourage that encourages anti-intellectualism it discourages men in particular from going into service type ocupation that they see as as subservient to other people discourages them from engaging in helping type work it discourages women from thinking of themselves as potential breadwinners, and it creates these kind of dysfunctional. Backward-looking communities. Right. And that what was understood at the time when it was exhibiting in black communities to an extent conservatives could see this. But they had it being that like a hobby people are afraid of acting white. And so they're not investing in education. But if you actually look at what's happened African American educational Tehmina over the past generation like it has soared right because like at the end of the day. I think the hypothesis that if it were the case that black people were like opposed to obtaining schooling. And all just thought they could be rap stars or basketball players like I really would have been terrible. It just wasn't true. You know what I mean? Like, it was it was kind of a slander. And that like, actually what you have seen that African American educational attainment has grown allot that there is a growing African American middle class that you have more successful African American politicians and that like the problem though. Oh, is that there's also a lot of racial discrimination in America, which makes it difficult to fully cash in on those advantages. Right. But now, you have conservative politics is so CT through with exactly what the use disclaim was pathological about African American culture. And this idea that like education is bad. Right. That like nerds or terrible that like college professors are brainwashing. You that like anything that involves like a potentially lucrative career is excessively girly. And that like everybody should pork in the steel factor. Right. Real Americans or that like, yes. Horrible, America's cultural betrayal on that. If you can't like make it in the steel factory, you're entitled to just like give up somehow. Right. And like, it doesn't make sense, and you can see there because of natural resource in doubt, -ment it. Sometimes does come to be the case that like you can make a good living in traditional blue collar type occupations, and you can look at the places where that's happened. And like, it's it's great like people. They're like they're doing. Well, they have money, but it doesn't change the politics the culture, and it makes you wonder it's like, well, okay. When the oil patch when the eagle Ford runs out of oil like how is that going to be different from West Virginia with the coal industry has declined right? Like, they're not using that resource endowment to build a thriving modern society in which people can have like healthy marriages that are not reliant on incredible gender imbalance. Right. That like in liberal coastal America. People have worked through to an extent sexual revolution. And like can have partnerships that are both stable, but also more gal -tarian than traditional ones, whereas you have places where there's just like endless clash in. It's not working out. And I see sometimes conservative saying that it's like hypocritical for college educated liberals to like, not be social conservatives. When in fact, we have high marriage rates, but like it's the opposite. It's like we're doing fine, and like their ideas are bad. And that's why it doesn't work and like the communities were there thinking has been most influential are completely dysfunctional. And they're kinda like spinning their wheels around this. Why didn't you guys we're talking about religion? And to me like the key shark jumping moment here was when not now, but like fifteen twenty years ago, they went like all in on anti-gay stuff as the essence of Christian morality, right? And they're. Are such a huge difference. When you think about religion between asking people to exercise restraint vis-a-vis urges that they might actually feel right to like be faithful to your spouse. Right. Versus just like being really proud of yourself for not being gay. Right. Like, that's really dumb. That's not like a real self disciplined or anything. Right. It's just like being an asshole exactly small minority of the popular especially because it seemed to just let you know, if if you're understanding is that homosexuality is a sin, and it's something you should be focused on adultery is also sin. And it's interesting how this idea that that laser focus, and I think that that's something. I think a lot of people have talked about more recently as kind of evangelical cz are trying to figure out like how to reframe being an evangelical in twenty nineteen. And it's interesting because you know, something I notice a lot is that the. The same people who are making like really strident anti marriage equality arguments. 2014 have all suddenly decided their libertarian on the issue. Now, these liberal idea about how to strengthen marriage was dads should do more of the child care right on the conservative idea was well, if we discriminate against gay people. It'll just all work out five visits that like if gay people can get married. Well, then like intellect I don't know what it'll turtle. Crees a water down marriage because you know, if we just let anyone to it. Well, it'll be bad. But it's interesting also because this entire concept of virtue is very much requires everyone to all be an agreement about what virtues are. And I think that when we see, you know, prominent evangelical who basically like there's nothing Trump could do that would make us turn our backs on him the same prominent evangelical who had different views on say infidelity twenty years ago about roughly two the year. You know, I think that. When we don't have the common language to talk about the virtues that we think are important, then it's really hard to have a conversation about the idea virtue right now, this is an I think it is not the first indication we have that the politicisation of evangelism in the like, very literal like becoming the Trump base. First and foremost sense has intellectually impoverished conversations that there should be a religious component to like it's fascinating that the same people who are having this conversation about Tucker Carlson. Now are the people who were very intrigued by Jordan Peterson. Because what Jordan Peterson has become popular among, you know, a generation of young like, a a large swath of young men for seeing is that there is that there is a virtue to personal responsibility. You can't like the you actually do need you step up and declare agency in your own life. And for whatever reason. Intellectually appealing to the same conservatives who are now finding what Tucker Carlson is intellectually appealing not because they are saying kind of advocating for the same agenda. But because both of them are trying to find languages to talk about how to make sense of your relationship to your place in the world and your relationship to others, which are traditionally religious questions in a world where religious leaders don't appear to be interested in giving those answers to their flock. Right, right. There's a the extent to which religion and conservatism are intertwined is. So totally electoral, and so totally Trump focused right now that like we're somehow having a conversation about how do you help the poor that isn't talking about the role of church charity, right is like supposed to be the thing that conservatives really love in as an alternative to the welfare state like we're talking about marriage and stability in a way that easing just about go to. Church. LL? Right. It is. I I don't know. How we I think you're totally right. That the problem with virtue conversations is the Nida shared definition of virtue. And we're currently seeing social conservatives try to work through that having realized that that has been lost not only within America as a whole. But even within the conservative even more than I think part of the subtext of the backlash to political correctness is that there's a growing movement on the right and this is in real tension. I think to sort of redefine vice as virtue right that being God awful person. Or just saying fuck your feelings is in in a way a virtuous man, which actually turns into I think we've had this conversation on another podcast. But went you posit your movement as being based on being in opposition to another movement, or whatever you have invented as this movement that gets re. Really complicated because then you start being like, well, you know, there's a podcast host who was saying really nice things about Brazil's new president people pointing out that like Brazil's new president is not a tip top member of the human race. But he hates social Justice warriors. So there's that imagine being more specifically, right? There has been over the course of my lifetime and ungoing change in the political Valence of raunchy, pop culture. Right, right. Which was once seen as unchristian, and therefore like liberals could be its defenders like we're just having fun out here. You know, there's something about Mary ha, and is now increasingly seen as unfinished I. Yeah. And conservatives are increasingly proud to be the like we like the blue comedy, you know, kind of stuff like that. And I have. Sort of mixed feelings about this like coie pop culture, but especially given the role that personal virtue plays in conservative thinking about economic problems. It's like a real problem for them to be simultaneously aligning themselves. As the like, we're the anything goes people. We're the people who will just laugh at your stand-up set. No matter what it says kind of thing. Like, I get the appeal of that sort of as a as a marketing thing, and like as frankly like the white man who is always like asked in the new realize -ment to be like like be smaller like be more constraining what you do. But at the same time. It's like there is now a left concept of virtuous behavior that is fairly clear and people understand what it is. And some people don't like it. But like it's coherent, and like, it makes sense, and there is undergoing dialogue around its margin. Jains whereas conservatives have their old idea. But increasingly set it aside in favor of like, no, we're actually the the liberty. Right. Like, we're literally gonna make Donald Trump the political leader of our movement. They've decided that they there's this whole thing about how that conservatism is the new punk rock because like they're standing in opposition there having allowed of fun over here. And it is really interesting to see this kind of like like our opposition to the left is our ideology, which you know, that's not good because it's really hard. 'cause like you like, okay. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. Keep your head down just work harder. But like also an like marriage family, the solution to everything. But like also anything goes like LOL, ha ha ha why are you being such a prude? It's no you're the prove or at any rate. It's like prudishness plays as central role in conservative thinking about how. Science should work. But they have also completely abandoned any standards of behaviour, which brings me back to like Tucker Carlson's own career trajectory in his role in all this because of course, lake Tucker Carlson founded the daily caller, which is which is absolutely on the side of libertinism in this to be like, they made it very clear from the start that the way they were going to make money was because they were going to have like a mix of what was originally like supposed to be more serious policy stuff, which they then moved away from and like snarky own the libs posts with slide shows of hot women like this lied shows of hot women was very central to the business model the whole time. And like they've also not really doing a lot of background checks on who they hire. Right. Yeah. They've they've moved away from the kind of serious ballast stuff. There's still a lot of snarky on the lips. And they're still the slide shows of hot women and four Tucker Carlson who again. Hasn't been it's not that he's been advocating for the conservative movement to become more libertine. He's just been looking at where the market is. And for him to now be thinking to now be kind of espousing a new earnestness. And like for all his FOX show is super doubling down on the cultural threat of immigrants. He doesn't have quite via obsession with bringing people on who have you know, to like own the lives like there is some there is on the lips content with like free speech warriors stuff has not really been as appealing to him as it has to some of his colleagues at FOX. And so for him to now be kind of in the role of this like new earnestness is interesting to me because he's a savvy enough marketer that he appears to have identified this as a like a niche in the market that needs to be filled in the problem is that it's much harder to build a code of ethics from scratch than it is to critique. Dismantle what's already there? 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Tucker Carlson Strikes Again (Ep 1494)

The Dan Bongino Show

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Tucker Carlson Strikes Again (Ep 1494)

"Get ready to hear the truth about america on a show. that's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan bongino tucker carlson. Did it again. I i still don't know why these republican governors when they do so many not so republic any republican edward republican things. Go on tucker show to get absolutely correct. I don't get it but it just reminds me of something. I told you we could go with the kristi noem tucker carlson interview. How that started that whole thing there. How donald trump changed everything how. Gop voters right now. After the trump era are not going to accept second best anymore. And we've got our new. My new models should be this here. I'm gonna pitch this going forward. Tell me what you think everyone get ready. Throw it on a bumper sticker. No more excuses. We're tired of your excuses. Tired done finished not interested. If you're a republican conservative shocker. You should do republic any conservative. v type things. Today's show brought to you express. Vpn for peace of mind online. Get a vpn go to express vpn dot com slash bongino. Welcome to dan bongino show. Let's get right to it. I got that four clips from the talker interview last night. Hutchinson so-called republican governor of arkansas run for the hills. After that one. And i want to ask a question during the show today. Should we question. Everything regarding are almost reflexive response to defend corporations as conservatives because they are most certainly not defending us. The heck is in my either all right today to express. Vpn all you need to do to surf the internet privately. Turn on incognito mode in your browser right and we're supposed to trust big tech with solution store online privacy not me. It doesn't matter what browser mode you use are. Often you clear your browsing history. Your internet service provider can see every single website you've ever visited and they can even sell your data advertisers. That's why i use express. 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Mega maybe a little wired up yesterday's show you saw the got a little excited talking about the topic. But i'm also excited talking about today's try to be a little calmer with today's show so tucker. Carlson is really changing the game when it comes to holding conservatives and alleged conservative republicans to account as i said our new bumper sticker going forward after the trump era or maybe in the middle of the trump era. We'll see what he does. And twenty four twenty. Two thousand four should be this. No more excuses the corporate corporatist boot licking moderate wing. The gop that sells out to the left on everything and constantly is apologizing for not doing republican things. We're done with that. You understand that era has to end. If we are going to pledge allegiance to liberty and freedom and conservative values in the america we love that respects and honors those things. Then you damn well if you're going to seize that banner run run on it. I'm a republican. You damn well better start doing republican things. What do i mean well acer hutchinson who claims to be a republican. Governor of arkansas decided. It would be a good idea to go. On the tucker. Carlson show last night and explain why he vetoed a bill veto. A bill that would have Basically prevented the chemical castration of children like dan. Did you say that right. Well here's the daily mail longest headlines that right keep running joe them daily mail the headline. You don't have to read the story or the whole story is headline daily mail. This'll be my newsletter today. If you want to read it bungee dot com slash newsletter. Kids can't drink beer. But they can be chemically castrated tucker. Carlson rips into arkansas governor. Asa hutchinson for vetoing a bill to ban hormone treatments for cha transgender children. Megan sheets daily mail dot com. So here's how it went down last night where alleged republican governor of arkansas usa hutchinson went on the tucker show to explain why he does it. A why i don't know why he thinks the chemical castration of children is a good idea. I don't know. I can't figure that you're an adult. You do you okay. I am a libertarian. In that respect you do the things and the reasons we don't allow even as limited government conservatives. We don't allow children to do. Some things we allow adults to do is because they're children. They haven't yet developed a lot of the critical thinking skills to make responsible decisions. Even the most ardent i believe of libertarians would agree with. We don't allow children to drive cars. Why why don't we do that libertarian. I'm a. I'm not making fun of lebron's you're saying. This is what the fake libertarians and fake conservatives like sales. I'm a limited government. Well you should kids drive cars. That could be dangerous will. Why is it dangerous because kids don't have the judgment the skills or the physical abilities to drive a car. That could hurt someone. So here's how it went down last night. Here's the opening clip tucker. Carlson versus asia huts hutchinson tucker setting up the problem. I checkout clip one. Well the legislature in arkansas recently passed a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing. So-called puberty blockers. Have you hormones to children who believe they're transgender. The law also bans surgeons from physical castration of children. But the governor of arkansas hutchinson vetoed that bill and monday legislatures. Arkansas just voted to override that veto which brings us to where we are right now. Sure does now. His veto was overridden. But it makes you wonder why a governor claiming to be a republican and a relatively conservative state would veto a bill that would impose upon children or allow the decision to be made to permanently alter the lives of children before they've been through their formative years and can think critically like adults would. Why would they republican governor veto. That was there some corporate pressure. Are you just the sellout did you want to gain the loyalty and love of the fawning editorialists and the op. Ed section of the washington. Post the new york times. Why did you genuflect and kiss the collective arse of the left in a red state and veto this bill. What was the explanation. Well let's hear it from himself. Acer hutchinson who unbelievably invokes ronald reagan in this. I don't remember where ronald reagan supported the chemical castration of children at an early age. I don't recall that anyone else or call one in the show. Anyone i year here. Silence on that. Here's h acer hutchinson's response when tucker. S some hey. Why did you veto. This bill seems kinda strange. Check this out. This again is the first law. And the nation that invokes the state Medical decisions parents who consent to that and the decision of the patient and so this goes way too far in fact it doesn't even have a grandfather clause that those young people are under hormonal treatments. Could be his contract. You just correct you for a second with this is chemical castration of course if you stop puberty and suppress the sex hormones chemically castrating someone so our description was correct. But let me just ask you all kinds of. We're talking about minors children here and they're all kinds of things in arkansas. Kids in every state are not allowed to do get married. Drink a beer get a tattoo. Why do you think it's important for conservatives to make certain that children can block their puberty be chemically castrated. Why is that a conservative value. If you would tell us well first of all you have parents involved. In very difficult decisions you have physicians that are involved in these decisions. And i go back to william buckley. I go back to ronald reagan. The principles of our party which believes in a limited role of government are we as a party being limited role of government. I again. I don't know a hutchinson. I've never met him. It's not personal. I don't intend it to be. And you know. I can't stand republican on republican unnecessary fight. But this is a necessary. Fight was a lot of feedback on the kristi. Nome thing. I gave her the chance to defend herself. I'll extend the same. Invite to acer hutchinson's team if they'd like to come on and a respectful back and forth. I'm happy to do it. But invoking ronald reagan and limited government in. This is one of the most absurd defenses of a veto of a bill which will alter a child's body for the rest of their lives despite a widely acknowledged fact that children are not yet done with their formative mental or physical years and invoking ronald reagan to defend that veto is one of the most insane things i have ever heard my life. We support limited government. Limited government not zero government. I am not an anarchist. I'm not you may be again. You do that's fine. Everybody all kinds of us. You're welcome on my show. Communists anarchists liberals conservatives. You won't listen listen away. I am not an anarchist. I believe the role government is defined explicitly in our constitution. It should be limited but clearly we should have some role in defecting in defending the big our god given rights of those who can't defend themselves and children again in their formative years not fully developed either psychologically or physically should not be making decisions or have adults make decisions for them that will transform them for the rest of their lives. Is this hard to figure out. This isn't one of those. And i know the left. Oh my gosh are phobia. Phobic is the phobic fo- before you i don't care that stuff is just garbage distraction every nonsense. You're an adult you do you. You were uncomfortable with you. Feel like how you were born. You're free to make adult decisions. We're not talking about adults here. We're talking about children. Kids kids and then allegedly republican governor doing a series again. And we're seeing this more often than not now of non republican type things. Here's another one tucker carlson right before. This segment here asks governor hutchinson. Hey have you reviewed any studies on this because this seems kind of important. Is there any evidence that this hormonal treatment. Which will alter kids bodies forever during puberty or pre puberty any Medical research whatsoever backing up that this actually has some kind of productive effect on the development of these children and important question. You would think check out the response. Well actually reviewed some of that study. I reviewed the high court decision there. And i think they are different than what. You're talking about here sure. There's a lot of unknowns here. I studied this bill In contrast to what you just said. I spent a lot of time reviewing cases. We've had meeting with people. Listen to the experts as well as to faith leaders as well. And i'm a person of faith but at the same time i'm a person of limited role of government I signed pro-life bills. I signed many bills. That would be looked at as a very conservative. But this is one that crosses the line. There's no need for all diane. I'm john i forcing you just said you said that you've seen research that shows the mental health of children who received puberty blocking drugs improves. What is that research exactly. Well the research. That i've seen shows that these troubled youths these ones that have gender dysphoric. Yeah that they also have depression they have suicidal tendencies. It's a higher suicide rate than others and they go to their parents. The parents go to doctors and they tried to deal with this very difficult issue. I don't do we hold on. I'm sorry. I'm sorry you're the governor. You just vetoed this bill. You said you're familiar with the studies. No one disputes children. Who were asking. Puberty blocking drugs. Have been recommended. Their parents are doctors maybe depressed. That seems very likely. I think the studies show it site. One specific study that shows puberty blocking drugs. Improves the condition. Does it make children lester press. Does it make them less likely to harm themselves to commit suicide. Just named one study that shows that of course he doesn't he goes on to cite the ama but doesn't cite any kind of a study and it's weird because when tucker asked him about the studies in the beginning he says quote there's a lot of uncertainty and then goes onto states site studies that these children who were involved in this particular procedure have all types of of psychological co morbidity depression heightened rates of suicide co morbidity to act so i don't understand what are you saying you don't have any actual data you just said there's a lot of uncertainty so if there's a lot of uncertainty i'm going to guess as a limited government guy that we inject the government to protect the rights of these kids until they're adults and can make adult decisions like free liberty loving adults and if after they're adults through their formative years they can figure out on their own that they want to they whatever they wanna do they wanna take hormones at them do it. But maybe if there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding kids maybe we should take a step back and prevent people from permanently altering these children's lives in the future the hormonal manipulations in their formative years. What's what's what's what's strange about that ask. Why are you so eager to allow medical professionals and others to intervene in the developmental years of children despite the fact that hutchinson himself acknowledged as well. There's a lot of uncertainty would wanna screw that one up maybe if there's uncertainty we should all take a step back you think in my humble opinion and i think in tucker's to here's the real reason as hutchinson. The governor of arkansas may have been influenced to veto this bill to permanently alter the lives of children through hormonal manipulations in their formative years tucker esa critical question here. There have been some corporate leaders. Oh we'll get into corporations in a minute corporations america freedom all that other stuff. Yeah they're not the same. We used to associate corporations with capitalism economic freedom. Now corporations are all in on the new america and it's not in america. You're gonna like tucker ask this question here. Check this one out. This field barely existed ten years ago cases. Gender dis fauria so-called have increased by thousands of percent in the last decade. So actually we can't know the answers to these questions the research that we have suggest the opposite of what you're claiming you clearly aren't familiar with the research and so my question is have you spoken to any of the biggest employers that big companies in arkansas about this. Have you taken any calls from tyson's from dillard from walmart. Has anyone for those companies called you about this bill. No but tucker you're saying first of all for skin interest there is hey there is not a single study that i'm aware of that shows an improvement in the mental health of children who take puberty blockers who are chemically castrated. And you couldn't cite one. You're not familiar with their sutter. You were told by doctors that it's a good idea. And he went with it. But i just wanna clarify very quickly. Have you want to be clear on this. Have you spoken to any corporate interest in the state of arkansas about this bill. Tucker i answered that i answered that question and i said no i have not no. You have another question. I'm skeptical because we've certainly seen across the let me just say governor with respect. I'm skeptical. well you can call her. Be skeptical to on that one. Now calling the man aligarh. Because i don't do that without evidence but let's just say i'm skeptical very skeptical. I remember few good men. I object no i. Strenuously objected strenuously skeptical. He hasn't spoken any corporate interest so he just decided on his own to veto. A bill as a republican. That would do republican things like protecting liberty of children to live and grow while they're formative years are happening and then making decisions as adults and a weird. No folks listen. I don't like talking a lot about my line of work. Because i think it's you know. Hey look at me as be a secret service guy that gets annoying and i totally get that. But i think it's important here because it defines what we are republican movement. Right now you know cutesy time is over. You know cutesy time when things are going well and we accept the rhinos once in a while because well there with us most of the time and then we'd have to go out and primary and you know primaries costs money and we'd have to knock on doors and stuff. Yeah that that's all that's all over that time. Cutesy time is over right. You don't wanna bring up my line of work. Because i was. I was telling me this morning. It reminds me when when i left the secret service training division. I was an instructor in the academy teaching the new students that i went to the president's detail. There's a culture shock because in training you wait for a new class that come in. It's relatively laid back atmosphere. You teach a class you teach another class you go sit at the desk. Put together some new training materials. It's not a particularly strenuous day weekends off. And then you go to the president's detail and it is gamed the on their no weekends off your work at midnight your work in days and if you screw up one little bit people could literally die and it could change the entire world. That's not a joke. it's a movie it's not mission. Impossible seventy two. That's the real world you go out there on the presidential protection division and screw up an airport site advance and the president gets whacked. You just changed the entire world because you're a moron and you didn't want to do your job. The culture is night and day. We're at that culture point now we've gone from training years years of accepting week. Republicans at the local federal and state level. It's okay things are going well. it's not too bad. We're still a great country prosperous. We are then. Trump came in like a hand grenade and blew up the whole system. We're done with that now now if you're going to be elected as a republican you're gonna do republican things and if you don't thanks to people like talk again. I don't agree with on everything. We don't share every single idea together. And i'm not putting tucker on a pedestal either but good for him for calling republican lawmakers on and calling them on the carpet and saying shocker. We're expecting you to do republican things. We had a mission in the secret service emission and it was all that mattered. It was everything that mattered in the presidential protection division. Nobody cared about your race. Your skin color where you were born if you were gay or straight or transgender or nobody cared was one mission and if you didn't like that mission then go the hell home and i'll never forget the first time i was over in a foreign country. I'm not going to say where. But i was the lead advance and everything was on me and it was a dangerous place. Believe me and i was there for three weeks and we caught a couple of guys who are friends of mine who i respected. But they were down at one of the pools and maybe had a drink or two broke a bottle. It's just look bad. i'll never forget. I had to bring him in a hotel room and said you guys got to go home and what it sucked was really hard. Because i like these guys. They were good guys. they screwed up. They made a mistake. Weren't drinking dorm. Worker anything it was after hours but they screwed up. They made us look bad. We're over there to do a mission. We're not their party time. And i said no you have to go home and the flight home was probably about twenty hours combined. Three separate fly wasn't an easy flight home and we had to fly in someone else. Another twenty hours back and it was one of the hardest things i ever had to do them in the eye and his friend. They looked at me almost confused. Like i can't believe we're doing this. I had a look in the. I can't believe i'm doing it either. But the mission matters citizen cutesy time people die if we screw up. Well the country's going gonna die if we screw up any further. I'm very sorry. But it's time to stop putting these people on a pedestal and genuflecting before them if we are going to elect you and give you power as republicans in red states. No less than you damn. Well better do republican things cutesy times over or else you're coming in the hotel room with us. We're going to sit you down and send you home to speak at a holding people. 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That even opened the box the right way anyway. All right so folks getting back to the content listening cutesy time is over. You wanna play 'fiddlesticks legos cutesy. Time you do your thing but there are just like tom. What is it tom. Hanks there's no crying in baseball on a league of their own. You know there's no more crying. There's no more friends in this business. We are in the business of changing the country and the better not love for the better not lionising and genuflecting before politicians. Because oh my gosh. That's the governor. And he's a republican yet but is he actually doing republican e things no. He's not so maybe we should get up off our knees and stand up and look them in the eye and say not today. I'm very sorry but not today and hat tip to the arkansas state. Legislature for overriding his week veto. Speaking which cutesy times over. This is going to be a difficult conversation very difficult. But i'm going to ask you a question. Is it time to put hall to our reflexive as conservatives are reflects of support of corporations. It's not an easy conversation to have. Corporations and businesses have been the bedrock of prosperity of growth in this country. We have from phones to pens. Notebooks broken gavels. I smashed up yesterday. Cups everything in a couple of my desk. Everything is made by businesses trying to meet a consumer need out there. We have the most prosperous country on earth precisely because people people corporations are not amorphous blob jello contrary to what left this want you to believe have had some entrepreneurial idea have put their money and their livelihoods at risk and have decided to build things computers medicines vaccines photos. I was reading a great story the day about the fight early fight between xerox and kodak. I love this story of entrepreneurial. Business in america made us the wealthiest country on earth. So why is this is difficult. Conversation to end if you're saying corporations have been intimately attached to the prosperity be living right now in the greatest country on earth. Then what's so difficult because our reflexive support of corporations and capitalism as conservatives and i will always support economic liberty. Has i think let corporations now take us for granted as now corporations get on the side of everything. America doesn't stand for. What do i mean. Let me show you some examples of how corporations in america i think reflexively assume republicans will always back them up no matter what because we believe in economic liberty have gone against everything we associate america with free and fair elections a colorblind. Society corporations are abandoning that. Now you don't believe me. Here's a cbs news. Story coca cola delta j. p. morgan lead companies in condemning georgia's voting lump. They did georgia's voting law. You mean the law that asks for a basic set of identification documents to vote. Why would a corporation like j. p. morgan coca-cola and delta why would they come out against the bill that insures free and fair elections and and the the attacks on the bill have been racist as i said yesterday to one williams on the five where i was co hosting have they not if you don't support the georgia bill. You and you're calling it. Jim crow you. You are a racist. You're not a soft racist. As i said yesterday and i'll say you're a hardcore racist because you're suggesting the most racist thing possible that asking voters to produce some form of identification vote a standard worldwide accepted thing. They asked for fingerprints that some middle eastern countries right. We don't even ask for that. We asked for a basic idea. If you're insisting that is an impediment to black and hispanic voters you are a racist period. You are a racist. I'm sorry that's hard for you here. But if your stance is voter ideas racist you're racist because you believe black and hispanic people. You're stereotyping a group of people are not smart enough to find the driver's license number on their driver's license. Ladies and gentlemen that makes you a hard core racist. I can't say this enough. I had a long conversation with someone yesterday about this on the phone. Who agrees thousand percent that it is time to take the fight to the left and they're racism so why is coca cola delta j. p. morgan using a racist tropes to attack this bill i would like someone be a real same if this happen at their shareholder meetings for coca cola delta j. p. morgan i would like a bold board member or group of shareholders to stand up and get them on the record. The ceo's of these companies and the board why they think black people and hispanic people in georgia aren't smart enough to find their driver's license number. Can someone please ask that at a board meeting. Anyone someone please. I'm begging the corporations. We should support them now. We should support america. And what makes americans more prosperous and free in the future and supporting reflexively corporations that are actively supporting racist policies and the destruction of the country in the future because we can't even have free and fair elections is not doing anything to support a more prosperous america in the future. That's not it. The cbs story. There's more corporations selling out one by one. Here's one of the biggest clowns in the entire. I mean on this rock. We call planet earth. There are few bigger clowns in more destructive forces than jeff bezos of amazon. Who used what could have been great company and amazon. What good ideas to destroy. Small businesses and bezos now supports the infrastructure bill and the corporate tax hike. Here's the headline bloomberg amazon's. Jeff bezos supports infrastructure bill and the corporate tax because pesos doesn't care basis is worth what ninety billion one hundred billion. Does it even matter. To one hundred brewster's millions accepted passos's billions. You can't even spend that kind of money. What are you gonna buy. What are you gonna buy a billion dollars. You got to buy your thousand million dollar homes. What are you gonna do when you have ninety billion by hundred thousand. What are you gonna do. He doesn't care. Pesos doesn't care. If you're a corporation lets small with less than fifty employees or whatever it may be and you're struggling to survive the coronavirus pandemic. He doesn't care if your taxes go up at all. So why should we be helping him. Why should we do anything to help. This guy is there really. Is there anyone in corporate america right now. More dangerous to the future. Prosperity of america and competition is small business growth jeff. I don't know it's just a question. I'd love to hear the answer hollywood. Why are we supporting these idiots. Here's another one. Washington examiner andrew mark miller hollywood celebrities by the way this articles about very people celebrities. I've been very loosely. Associate the term. These people hollywood celebrities call for boycott of southwest airlines. If it doesn't condemn texas voting law by the way the celebrities are the actress from beverly hills chihuahua two or something piper. Somebody and delayed from will and grace so i would use that term celebrities loosely but again with hollywood we've always reflexively supported them all. Let's get the film industry in georgia. Let's give them tax credits. Why why maybe if republican governors stuck together now and did republican things and we all passed voter integrity measures for free and fair elections and we stop the corporate giveaways. Unnecessary specific tax carve outs for industries. Then you know what if these businesses wanna to leave let him leave all the conservative states all at once go see later amazon delta coca cola. Go up to new york pay the taxes. We don't care. We're not defending you anymore. You wanna go up in new york. You want to go up to new york. Where with the tax rates are through the roof. You wanna destroy. The value of your company has got a flush it down the toilet bowl and give it a new york city in new york state and california in la and whatever you go see you later will free up our workforce down here to do other better things and worked for small and medium sized businesses. That actually care about america folks. Believe me i get it. There's going to be a lot of think tag. Folks who will strongly objected this show and say dan economic freedom and liberty matter. We have to support these corporations. No matter what ladies and gentlemen i'm asking you to do you know i didn't learn a lot and business school but i took a few great black scholes definitely worth. Its time net present value equations figuring out detail complicated spreadsheets k. Ones and all that stuff that was worth it. But what are the things. I learned i always took with me was a swat analysis. Not swat sweater. It was at this. What i'm talking about swot strengths. Weaknesses opportunities threats way to look at problems. How to leverage shrinks advantage of opportunities mitigate weaknesses by mitigating threats. All that stuff. I get at one of our strengths is a republican movement has always been supporting economic freedom in the businesses that produce prosperity in the united states. But i ask you looking at it through a swat lens. What if that's become a weakness out. What if our reflexive support businesses made some of these businesses so big. They've taken our support for granted and they are now aiming to weaken the united states attacking the very things that made us great freedom liberty the ability to speak freely. Some of these corporations are heavily involved in cancel culture free and fair elections. You're drowning out. Small businesses. do monopolistic type anticompetitive activity. What if those very same corporations we supported throughout the decades are now leading to behavior. That is an thanks to our very existence as conservatives and our very founding ethos conservatives economic liberty and freedom now you may say well dan. The answer's obvious. You just made the case. Maybe we should back away from reflexively supporting corporations. I'll get something in a minute. That should because one of the things that other shows. Promise i'm gonna make you think because this stuff makes me think. I'm walking through this on the air just like you were at home. We support corporations are not. What do we do. 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Now where we've created monsters are reflexive support. They've taken us for granted. Dave taken us for granted like the democrats have taken minority community support for granted. They do nothing for the minority community. Because they don't have to large swats of black and hispanic voters reflexively vote democrat we as republicans reflexively vote for business because we believe business is the engine that drives american prosperity. But do we have to step back for a minute and say is this. What's better for america. There's an interesting piece in the wall street journal today by phil gramm and mike salon. They do good. Work says names. That prophet hits workers. The twenty seventeen corporate tax cuts triggered the blue collar. Wage boom higher rates would reverse it. Here's the emergency brake situation. Folks against some of you may say well dan. The answer's obvious corporations especially big ones. I'm not talking about medium size and small corporations. You know not just mom and pop operations but there are medium sized corporations all of them. I mean some of them advertised on the show. They have if you want to be here and talk to you. I'm talking about the amazons of the world who are now clearly using their corporate power to do things that is conservatives we don't believe are benefiting the country but if we allow democrats hype the height the corporate tax say screw. These corporations let them fend for themselves. Well ladies and gentlemen it's up to us to not be democrats and to say okay. And then what democrats never say then whatever they just say stuff other ideas racist then. What does that mean they. Don't ask any of that. They just think in talking points if we hiked the corporate tax. Here's what's going to happen quote. How much of the benefit of the corporate tax rate reduction during the trump years by the way went to workers. Well the cbo study cbo folks like the democrats love the cbo congressional budget office well. Cbs study estimated that seventy percent of the corporate income tax burden falls on workers. They just that for a second twenty eleven study by jensen and math. Or the american enterprise institute strong case that workers bear more than fifty percent of the corporate tax burden but the record income gains in two thousand nineteen provide the strongest strongest evidence yet that the corporate tax is a hidden tax on workers. Listen i'm here to make you think. Because i'm here to make myself think i'm not here to give you easy. Liberal talking points powder. Day is racist. Maybe it's racist. You said that you get the point because we think things through where the high. I q class not. The left left just focuses on emotion. They don't critically think about anything. So if the reflexive responses screw these corporations let them figure it out on their own. Jeff bezos wants to pay higher taxes. Let's just let the democrats pass in the corporate income tax hike problem. There folks is most of the corporate income tax burden falls on you because what happens. Ladies and gentlemen corporations are made of people. They're not made of martians or space aliens. They're not made from flying. Squirrels corporations consists of people. It's not just a bunch of fat cat managers. Believe there's nothing more that i would like them for. Jeff bezos to personally pay the tax hike. Wants good let him pay it. Sadly that's not what's going to happen. What's going to happen is most of the burden of that. Corporate tax hike is going gonna fall on the workers because as the business the corporate enterprise pays more money to the government that is less money to distribute to pension funds in the form of dividends. It's less money to invest back in the business to buy new equipment. What is that to. How does that help. The workers well better equipment makes those workers more productive. It allows them in a car factory if they have a better assembly line. That's more efficient to make more cars per hour which makes the corporation more money which leads to higher wages. that's why when donald trump cut the corporate tax rate down to twenty one percent. Median middle-class wages went through the roof. Matter-of-fact median middle class wages during two thousand nine hundred alone pointed out in that field grand piece one more than the entire eight years of the obama administration. I'm not here to give you easy answers. But i do. Oh you one. Dan we back these corporations up or not. Do we fight against this corporate tax hike or not. here's my suggestion for now to republicans to let them fight it out on their own. We're all going to take it on the chin if the corporate tax hike goes up but folks if jeff bezos and the big businesses in the world if they really want to pay higher taxes they really want to come out against voter integrity measures and destroy free and fair elections in this country. And we're not looking at a set of good and bad options. We're looking at a set of bad more sanctions. And i believe the worst option would be. I'm not saying we should vote for a corporate tax hike. That's not what i'm saying. I'm saying maybe we as republicans. Maybe we vote against it but we sit this one out. I'm talking to you. Gop lawmakers when those corporate lobbyists from amazon and facebook show up and start knocking on your door and the walton family comes. Call an ace hutchinson. Whenever they may be. Maybe we should hang up and say you know what guys. I'm not going to vote for this corporate tax. But you guys can take your lobbying and all your other garbage and you can turn around. You're facing me here. I'll i want to seize your rump walking away. And don't the door hit you in the rump. On the way out madame. Fight it out on their own. See how much they like it. They used to be able to knock on the door. These corporations get an instant response from conservative lawmakers eager to defend them let them fight it out in their own. See how they like it. See what their shareholders have to say. They're paying ten twenty percent more of their income to the us government to be flushed down a toilet bowl. I would never vote for a tax hike. Ever in my life ever. If i was in office and i would never support. But maybe jumping on the football field and play in a game with them and we should let them play the game with themselves down a few men. We'll see how they like it. All right speaking of government people who never seem to get the story ready to get the foul in a minute to f- ouchi here. He is again moving the goalposts again. It was more than fair to fao. 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Msnbc yesterday he's he's puzzled. As to why texas which scrapped its mask mandate and opened up its businesses up despite the claims to medical panic porn. Folks out there. Oh my gosh you open your states. There's going to be masked death everywhere. Corona virus infections are going to go through the roof. Despite the fact they texas opened up and liberals watch for the visuals cases. Went down down down they down. That's the opposite of up down and found. She can't he can't seem to explain it so we moved the goal posts again. He says yes. We haven't seen new infections but they could happen later. Check this out. It can be confusing because you may see a lag and a delay because often you have to wait a few weeks before you see the effect of what you're doing right now. You know there are a lot of things that go into that. I mean when you say that they've they've had a lot of activity on the outside like ballgames. I'm not really quite sure it could be. They're doing things outdoors you know. It's very difficult to just one on one. Compare that you just have to see in the long range. I hope they continue to take down if they do. That would be great. But there's always the concern when you pull back on methods particularly things like indoor dining and bars that crowded you can see a delay and then all of a sudden tick right back up. We've been fooled before by situations where people begin to open up. Nothing happens and then all of a sudden several weeks later things start. Exploding on is who we gotta be. Careful we don't prematurely judge that oh we've been full before. I think he missed the irony of that statement. Now one of the things. I hope and pray. I mean that. I deliver to you on this show. It's a lot of stress doing this. Show this first world problems. No one's victim that snowflake i really do i stress out. It's not about the money or any of that stuff. Don't i stress out in the morning. I stressed out. Because i know you spend a lot of time with me every day. It's such a tremendous honour that for an hour every day you've decided to spend some time with me and freak out about the content because i wanna make sure i'm not wasting your time ever but one of the things i'm most proud of on this show is i. Don't try to give easy answers when there are no. We just did it. There's i would like more to say to you now. Screw it vote for corporate tax hike. Let these corporations pay. They want to support the destruction of america. Let them pay more. The answer is not that easy folks. Sometimes life is bad choices versus really bad choices liberals. Don't paint the world that way. everything's pollyannaish. What does that have to do with this. This is what i dislike so much about vouchers. Approach to this. He never considers the alternative. Nothing with him is couched anymore. Everything is an opinion. That's positive until it's not. Don't wear a mask. You better wear a mask. Businesses should open well businesses open. Nothing happened. well something could happen later. It's never. He doesn't seem to be skeptical of himself. The fatal conceit to kind of quote high yet. And i asked you as he ever considered the alternative that. Yes the idea of a lockdown sound simple but number one. Maybe people can't lockdown. Because they have to do crazy things that go to the supermarket and eat and secondly well. What's the cost of the lockdowns. Compared to the cost of the coronavirus lockdowns teen suicides lost productivity to education laws jobs lost. Has anybody ever considered no not found. She he seems to be constantly on the side of continued lockdown despite evidence to the contrary and despite doing what we do on this show considering all alternates that yes maybe corona virus really sucks. Not maybe it does but maybe the price of the lockdowns really sucks worse. Suicides lost jobs education education. You ever thought about that. He's supposed to be a scientist here. I'll show you again. How we just takes the opposite side seemingly positions all the time with no thought given to maybe. I should be a little more deliberate my comments. Here's fao ci. And twenty twenty on the situation at the border with corona virus. Making some pretty conclusive comments here. Hey we should be worried about people. Crossing the border potentially infected. Check this out you know. I know a lot of canadians are watching the situation down here in the us. And they're very worried about it and they're certainly doesn't seem to be a huge appetite for example for reopening the border. But i'm curious your perspective as a medical expert. Is there still a benefit in travel restrictions. Do they serve a purpose at this point. In controlling the spread of the virus you know in some respects. It does be mean if you have an area of country as a whole area of the country with very very low activity. Obviously there's concern about letting people in from the outside of the countries in which there's a high rate of infection. Okay she in two thousand and twenty more than eager to comment on pretty common sense situation right. We have a pandemic. maybe we shouldn't let people into the country who aren't screened or maybe carrying this deadly virus into the country. Pretty common sense right. Well here's fancy again in the washington post. Paulina vargas washington post fouts. He pushes back on. Gop criticisms calling claims bizarre. What does he mean. Well where's fat. She was more than eager to talk about. The border and twenty twenty gave a pretty common sense. Answer here's fouled. She now quote. I have nothing to do with the border. The white house chief medical advisor said adding that he acknowledged that. There's a very difficult situation at the border and biden administration. Officials are trying as best as they can to solve it. Sounds like a political statement of me or Back and forth again maybe be a little more cautious and critical of yourself and your own comments like we try to do on this show. Maybe a little cautious and critical of your political messiah tucker. Carlson was last night with a hutchinson and not accept any anything or anyone reflexively anymore unless they do the things we want which is supporting freedom and liberty republican ideas. What i thought were american ideas by the way quick border update here. These stories will be in the newsletter. Again i please subscribe to my newsletter. I strongly encourage you to do it. Bongino dot com slash newsletter. We send you out five or six of the best stories of the day you need to read washington times. Here's one of them. Exclusive biden's d h s may restart the border wall. Construction to plug plug. Gaps joe shocker. Their body water wall obstacle can't walk through the wall but there could climb over it. Yeah then they need to bring a ladder but they can still get out. Of course they could blow up the wall at eight after bring explosives. It's an obstacle. It's an obstacle it's not a permanent solution walls work you know. I can't say this enough. You know simple machines right. The inclined plane the lever the wheel. These things work walls. They've been tested throughout time. The income the poli- you know you're you're an archer you ever see a poli. I went downstairs. I used to lift weights with where do treat shoppers. These things joe tried and true chose levers the in client believe it or not a screw is a form of inclined planes. You crazy how these simple machines wheels eliminating friction through the whole round shape thing. Been around since fred flintstone walls. They work obstacle but check out our prager ladder. Exactly then you gotta go by a ladder easier than having to walk straight in right. We don't pay us you know we don't pass laws banning street robberies as saying it will stop every single robbery. What's the idea of it ideas. They'll be a penalty and you'll put a cop on the street. Hopefully stop as many as you can see the same principle behind a wall. You stop as many as you can. You're not gonna stop. Everyone biden just figured that out yesterday restart. The wall can jets seriously. You're going to bring an oled panel discussion here. Can you imagine what these cabinet meetings look like. I'm serious and so they're sitting around. There's joe cognitively impaired. Joe biden has no idea what's going on so who knows who's running the cabinet meeting right here sitting around this table and they're like so we've got video. Thousands of people are walking into the country every day. And they're walking through at this section of the border where there's no wall joe key and these are all supposedly hundred and thirty one hundred twenty people the smartest among us and they're sitting there like what do we do. We do with ross. And they're looking at it and no one wants here. No one wants to say it right because you know because you don't wanna be accused of being a racist by delta or coca cola or someone else in a cabinet because that's what they had served their line for everything and they're sitting around. They all know in their heads. They're thinking this. What a punch a dip watts. Just build a dam wall. There people won't be able to walk through but no one wants to say anybody have any ideas they're like. Hey joe remember. Joey begging ona's do you have an idea not nothing here boss. Biden's like about harris is like you have any. Hey maria beg donuts. You have any ideas. Maria can't think of anything joe. Give some brave soul finally gets up and says. Hey i've got this crazy idea that leaks to the washington times. They're walking through the sections with no wall and we have the materials to build the wall dirty sitting there. trump had. Maybe we just build the wall and everybody's excited he said i can't believe it. Of course they will call them a racist he gets fired walks outside and gets tarred and feathered outside the white house. Right away for stadium. Yeah can you imagine what these meetings look like. Come on man come on supposedly the smartest people in the country sitting in a room wondering what do we do. People are walking through sections of the country where we have no border wall a base. Golly what a bunch christmas it up any gizmos in here gift giving gizmos we need some gizmos. There's one that's what this go this. I don't know who said this is what happens when the first guy in the room speaks up and says maybe we should finish building a border wall. Someone goes at ma. Scream all right. Ari back this series that one more border updates is important. Here's washed the times that other me. I'll go on that washington times. Stephen died in beverages. See here d. h s deletes. The announcement of the terror suspects arrested at the border. Yeah why would you want that out. There gotta make sure you pull that down freedom of the press a free country and all we gotta make sure we engage in pravda likes stop oh tactics and delete any information. That may negatively effect upon the biden agendas preferred narrative at the border. No terrorists coming in. We apprehend to suspected terrorist. Delete that press release immediately. This is it. It's amazing how we found a thousand of the dumbest people on planet earth to all get elected to congress the senate and work in the executive branch and the white house and they were all in dc at the same time. It's amazing that's the future right now with these idiots in charge all right enough of the machine all right have to get to these stories. Tamar united airlines put out one of the dumbest tweets. I've ever seen in the history of humankind to that tomorrow and governor. Abbot of texas has a really great solution if the dreadful hr one bill which will destroy our elections passes. I'll get to that tomorrow. Hey thanks again for tuning in again. All your phone calls emails tweets parlor posts and facebook messages to your local radio stations. They are working. We have had phenomenal interest in the new radio. Show getting ready to launch on may twenty fourth. Keep it up if you want to hear the show. Call tweet facebook parlor gab. Send those posts. The radio station. Ask them if they're going to carry the dan bongino twelve noon to three pm. You're going to love it. I got a lot of great things. Planned may twenty fourth. Keep the pressure on. Thanks for your support folks. 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Howard Schultz Is Back And Tucker Carlson Gets Triggered By Feminists

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Howard Schultz Is Back And Tucker Carlson Gets Triggered By Feminists

"Hey, guys, you've heard of the young Turks podcast because you're listening to right now. But make sure they use subscribe and give it a five star rating. If you like it. Thank you for listening. More girl. Good. Lori. We've got all Mediterranean power panel for you guys again, today, Francesca fear and teeny, Jake Uber. John Rolla Turk between two I talents. So all right. So big news says always it's a Friday though, in Friday's both Fridays and Mondays are crazy in the Trump world. Granted everyday is crazy. Okay. But we do have Trump stories, but we also have Howard chills. We're going to get to in a second. We have AO see fighting back as usual love it Biden makes jokes. I like jokes generally now. She's been known to tell a joke. Right. Didn't just stop. And it worse making it worse. So that's later in the program, and that'll be interesting. And I think that there is a real cultural divide there. But not among Democrats and Republicans. I'll explain so by the way, how's this refund on Monday, Lance read is going to be on the program, so Lance well known actor on the wire and many other shows I keep saying the wire because I watch the wire the wire, and I'm so psyched that he's coming on. So that's great a little bit later. We're going to tell you that if you are a member of the young Turks on YouTube, you get to have a John Ida Rolla emoji. Emoji. There's a John emoji on the planet. Yes. I feel like I'm standing on the edge of a great precipice. I was not involved in choosing this. And I think that's gonna come back to bite me. Okay. Well, let's see is it a bearded John, and no John is Johnny pies. Johnny tie. I don't know. The only one way to find out if you're watching will nightmare come in. No me goes are. So if you're watch it on YouTube. There's a join button. Okay. That's where you go you. And then there's an Anna one me one and j or one so that's super fun. Okay. That is we seed then become a member. No, we're I think we're gonna preview it next week. Although if you're younger, it's member on YouTube. You're ready have one. So and you pops up on the live chat so fun for everybody. And of course, it also helps the youngsters so let's do it. We got a lot of stories John. What are you? Okay. Lots of get to let's start off with something fun. Howard Schultz has been sort of running for president for months now. And so you could be reasonably expected to think he's learned a lot right? You can expect that if you want we're gonna go through some videos of his appearance on on Alabel, she show today on MSNBC. And I think I think he's still working on the strategy a little bit. I hear he is they get into it on the economy and the position that Howard Schultz tries to establish for himself as an outsider who can fix our country's economic problems. And let's see if it works out for him. A lot of Americans knew this a long time before you really rich guy started talking about how by forget it America is. And that's where we are today. So do you get why some people don't really think that you've got all the answers that you rich guys who are told you that America's bifurcated being told you that there's a problem restaurant has been living rich guy, but I grew up in federal I really really revenue self made. And I built the company that employed over three million people last forty years and gave healthcare ownership and free college tuition to every plus you get when when when rich guys have get into the by for cancelling station. I must have been having for decades. But this is about a lack of leadership in a government of two sides, Democrats or Republicans who are unwilling to face the issues and solve America's problem. Why do we have a twenty one twenty two trillion dollar debt? Why do we have the healthcare crisis? Why do we have K through twelve? That's not working. Why is there standing in the world not working because of both parties ideology unwilling to work together? Oh, okay. So I wholeheartedly disagree with him. And I think is analysis is pretty much infantile. But before you get into that. I do want to be fair to his company is very progressive. Any it does do all those things that he mentioned? So he has a good track record in that says, and I'll eventually is clearly trying to anti is constantly calling him you rich guys. And and really when you look at MSNBC and all cable news they've been talking about. Oh, my God did Republicans and Democrats have to work together for as long as I've been alive. And so now for for them to be like shocked, chagrin when Howard Schultz the saying it is a little disingenuous now under Scholtz. He totally misunderstands the problem and sodas, the great majority of politicians, and almost every pundit on television. Oh, Democrats and Republicans can't get along. That's why we have a dead in broken health care system. No, Democrats or Republicans are bribed by their political donors who stand to gain from that broken system. We've broken healthcare system that cost twice as much as Canada and the rest of Europe, and Japan, why is it cost twice as much because it goes to the prophets? So the healthcare industry specifically assurance which then bribes the politicians legally in our system of government. That's why it's broken. It's not because Republicans and Democrats aren't having a beer together. It's a really really. Shallow way of looking at the problem and not remotely true, totally misdiagnosis. It you could almost say it's because of you rich guys. At this point. Let's get used to the fact that rich people and billionaires if and when they are called rich people are billionaires are hearing that as a racial slur like. They are. They are definitely hearing as a slur. We'll let us see you dying. Dying of slow, right? That work were a separate class. And like, how dare you discriminate? We've heard this before from billionaires. The you're discriminating against us are the billionaires this country ever going to catch a break. Yeah. I think that there are a few different layers that you could argue with Howard Schultz in in terms of his analysis. You have attempted argue with him on the substantive layer which is unfair because that's not where he's at. But you're right about the substance. I would say that even if you were to engage him on his preferred territory that this is all about personality and personal characteristics like leadership and all we need is a leader. Who's not beholden to either of the parties to come in and talk it out and get people do as you say have a beer that shows an incredible naievety about how disingenuous politicians in DC or that he thinks the Republicans are just waiting for someone to reach out and bring them to the table to talk like, even if you're forgetting, even if you don't know anything about campaign, finance, and even if I didn't expect you to the idea that Mitch McConnell just he needs. He needs to be engaged in good faith on the issues that plague the American people that is stupid. He's wrong on multiple layers. Yeah. And I also think that I mean, this idea that of course, the. The amount of hubris. It takes for four a someone who's never been in politics to say, I alone can fix it. Which is essentially what Trump said, right, and I'm a billionaire. I'm self made because I'm rich. I'm automatically proven with the American people. And I would argue that that is not. I mean, get be that. It'd be more progressive company like Starbucks is not a run democratically. It's an worker owned. It's not a cooperative. I'd be interested to know what Howard Schultz thinks about doing that with the workplace, but I will say that this whole idea that billionaires are good presidential candidates. You could point to Trump. But which Trump had was a vision a plan, albeit hellfire and brimstone and complete xenophobia and like right wing demagoguery. But it was a plan. Howard Schultz bipartisanship is actually not a plan that is that's all that he has both sides have been wrong. And and I as an outsider I'm looking at. I get the whole. It's a specially disingenuous for the only qualification is giving himself is that they're in the muck, and he can bring people together because he's not in it. When if you actually look at his platform the little that he's revealed, and there is not much in every case. It's kind of a week kind of centrist democratic position. Right. That's all that he has and the obvious response to that is why are you not just running as a democrat. Why? And we know why. Because he doesn't think he has a chance of actually winning in that race. So well, there's shootings that what is that? It's again, the mainstream media here is being a little disingenuous because if he was running as a democrat, it'd be kissing his out. Oh, yeah. Right. Instead of being like, oh, you rich guys to be fairly Vichy's pretty good on on a couple of things. Sometimes that program is maddening, but they do challenge their guests in a way this constructive more. So than other cable news does but overall MSNBC cable news if he was running a democrat. The go-to wonderful centers people together people together. I mean, what is cable like CNN's mantra is bipartisan we also New York Times. Washington Post almost all the mainstream media. So it's not that they disagree with him on his substance or lack thereof. They've been pushing that lack of substance for twenty years now, it's that they don't like that. He's an independent and Mike cost the Democratic Party. Let's keep it real. That's what they're not worried about. He's going to cost Trump. They're go. They're worried that he's going to cost those same centrists Democrats that almost every television pundit is. And of course, he he responds that there is no chance no matter how well he does that would endanger either of the traditional party sides chance of winning. He hasn't had time to Google do visual or something. I guess, but we do have more from the interview. Why don't we go to the next video of Howard Schultz? Why Britain forget it? Why France forget it. Why Germany bifurcated why were the Arab countries by forget it? It's not actually about democrat. Republicans about rich people who don't pay taxes who don't understand that. It's not about charity. It's actually about wealth distribution, right? What is your explanation? Why wait a week til we? Now. We're going to talk about what's going, but you're telling me economic bifurcation in America's because of Democrats and Republicans not agreeing on policies, why is Britain by talking about the lack of leadership and understanding of the fiscal responsibility of elected officials to do the right thing for the American showing how many rich people in the world had the same wealth as the bottom three and a half billion in society. Oxfam says it's ten twenty I did create. I'm just seized that we are now under I'm here to tell you that I am looking at the current situation economically in this country. And if you wanna solve the problems, you have to have the kind of leadership that cooperates with one another and is not steeped in ideology. What does that even mean? It's preposterous. He doesn't have an ideology. Yeah. So he says I didn't create the problems of income inequality. What she's saying is a very good point. Is you're telling us. This is a distinct problem in America because the Republicans and Democrats can't get along. But why do we have the same problems in Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, etc of tremendous wealth, income income inequality? Well, it's not it's obviously not because they're Democrats. They don't exist in those countries. It's a different problem. You're misdiagnosing the problem, and then he's didn't create it in response to the rich guy thing. Okay. I know what you're running for president. So what's your answer? I don't I'm not charging that. He created. I'm asking you what your answer is. If you're going to run for president. You say I'm gonna bring people together wrong answer. First of all that's not a policy not not remotely a policy. Did you think it's did you not think you have a plan? Do you have a plan for how do you solve income inequality or health care or any other? And the number to come on. I mean, this this is an amalgamation of a guy who doesn't understand the current political landscape at all and a bunch of consultants who are both Republicans and Democrats, and that's who he has his political are Obama and McCain top advisors from the past. And they're getting paid a lot of money and those guys were telling them America loves centrist establishment line of thinking that gives no answers at all. No, Washington loves that if you're in the democrat or Republican party. Yeah. Okay. The rest of the country pretty much hates it. I think what you said earlier is really key. The fact that he's not running as a democrat. He's running as a centrist independent, which are just too toxic words, if you are anywhere from left of Republican to progressive or radical like, oh, yeah, we really hate centrists, and we definitely hate intimate spoilers and anyone who's her. Sort of middling moderate like he's you know, he's like showing up to like the World Series. And being like, hey, what about soccer guys you like you don't like what we're no? That's not the game we're playing, but I also think that you're right that bell. She would not an end, John. You said in the break. I don't know if he's going to grill. Someone like beta Aurora in the same way when he talks about bringing people together. This is what we've heard from Cory Booker. This is what we've heard from from Baidoa Rourke, these that's not a bad thing to want to bring people together. But you need to have an actual plan. That's not number one. Unfortunately, Trump is divided people with very specific policies. She don't go further than that. I don't want to come together with the national Republican leadership genuis romantically. So if you say to me, hey, the there's Republicans in the country who actually want healthcare, and that's why Medicare for all poses seventy percent and men they're dying out there. You wanna work with them to get to the right place. Absolutely. If you say to me, there's a lot of opponents who hate corruption, and they want to get, you know. You know, they want to get source money out there a little confused. They think it's mainly the juice. All right. But no, no seriously. Whether it's good intent badminton, or whatever are there a lot of Republicans who hate Krupp, she. Yes. Okay. Well, I work with them to get money out of politics. Yes. Absolutely. If you say to me will you work with Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership. My answer is hell, no. Because there's a price to pay for that. It's not personal. And it's not that we're oh, hey, we're divided. And like he hurt my feelings know, if Mitch McConnell works for his donor. So he's going to extract a price for a compromise. And the price is going to be we're not gonna do real change. We're going to do miniscule change basically a cover and keep things rolling just as they are. I do not want to engage in that negotiation. I want to defeat Mitch McConnell the Republican party, I won't to crush them. So that we can actually get their agenda not necessarily progresses, but the American people. Luckily, those things are nearly identical because the poli- on. Every issue indicates that we are not extreme the progressives are moderate actually in this country. Bernie Sanders if you look at the polling what the country believes is a moderate candidate. It's Washington DC that is radical radical right wing, and I do not want to engage in a nonsense thing O'Shea Shen with radical right-wingers and to give away the rights of American people. And I would argue that actually centrism in this kind of moderate middling. It is an ideology, it's an ideology the status quo. It's an ideology of pudding barriers and divisions between Americans where there are none where they don't exist. It's dividing us apart by saying, well, yeah. Well, some people are socialists and some people, you know, love Trump. That's actually not the issues that we're facing. So I think that we have to be careful this dangerous ideology of of moderation in centuries them that's leading us down the path of just. Yeah. More money in our politics, and and not actual change. What do billionaires you, and we will not all of them. They're all different people and one of our wonderful and progressive it's cetera. But would you billionaires like Howard show somewhat and the majority of them, unfortunately, they don't wanna change anything because they love this system wrong. Oh, right. This system got them to be incredibly rich incredibly powerful. So there's a reason why they want to protect the status quo because it's been brilliant for them now for the rest of us the status quo is terrible. And they literally it's not that how bad guy at all. It said he literally can't understand that. He's. All the wonderful lose. It did for me and everyone else, I know. Right. And so that's why he has no chance of winning all he can connect to is centrist consultants that are selling them ability goods that no other Americans interested in it. And by the way, it's ironic that one good thing that Howard Schultz has done is he's United TY and MSNBC innocence. And an only on this issue why we can't send that kind of status quo supporting centrists milquetoasts, which MSNBC loves, but they can't send an independent candidate. You bring those things together. That's why we're both against them. But for totally different reasons. Yeah. Yes. He he exists in a bubble of one hundred percent unshakable privilege economic privilege that that he thinks first of all like you said, I don't want you to work with Mitch McConnell. I would say I don't want you work with Mitch McConnell. I also think that if you think you can work with Mitch McConnell. I don't trust anything you say politically. Anymore? Because clearly you don't know what you're talking about. When you combine that with him coming into this race? Apparently having not thought at all about what is platform should be on any issue doing weird condescending and patronizing things like saying, my immigration plan would be to bring a Republicans and Democrats in our room, and then put an empty chair down to represent the American people. That's one of the most things that I've earned politically in my entire life. And to think on top of that that you dwell apart separate from ideology, he was asked he said, I don't think that the corporate tax rate should have been cut to what it was. And then he was asked what what should it be? And he's like it should go up to twenty five percent. If you think that and you think that's not an ideological statement. That is because you've been so protected from any challenge whatsoever to your way of thinking that you think everybody also wants an defacto from a couple of years ago. So the last thing is just a big insult John's points are fantastic. And again, just does not understand the current political situation. But in. At least sword franchesca was saying as well it thirty five percent was the corporate tax rate. He got brought down the twenty one percent by Donald Trump. Now some wanna move it back up to twenty five now thirty five twenty five percent. And they say, well, you see our nyah decent wonderful, centrist, non ideological person. No. That is to franchise who's point. That is a statement. That's a statement that you love the status quo. You think corporate taxes should have been deeply deeply slash because poor corporations that America couldn't catch a break. But Trump went just a little too far and too. I think John made this point earlier. You know, what better ores position is? It is the same exact thing the twenty five in debate with Ted Cruz. He said, oh, no. They went too far corporate tax have to go back up and me, and Anna we were covering the debate. We were like, okay. This is interesting how he's all the way up to twenty five percent. And that's the same better or absolutely loved by their stablishment media softball after softball. So Howard show sent him. What separates them one is a independent unacceptable. Another one is a centrist democrat. Yes, right. The bottom line is the status, quote is an ideology, and it is one that the American people do not agree with. And so we are called radicals. When we are actually the great majority of the country. When we was her first break. Yeah. Let's do it. All right. When we come back. We've got. Not only more passion, but more facts, and I got an interesting idea on on climate change something about it. Well, I don't want to be ideological. I don't wanna be ideological. All right. Let's come right. Back in a young church, China, read members comments as usual Turco Rex writes in. The the only reason our show on TV. It's because he's super rich. Why is it considered sacrilege for a news host point out how rich and of touch? He really is. So that is that's a fair question punk NATO says if anything damsel proponents get along too. Well, they have the same income. Streams very true as well. Dr chaos MD says Schultz has a backward. So we have twenty two trillion dollar debt because this stablishment of both parties can agree on something. And that is massive tax cuts for the rich and corporations in addition to insane military spending that is also true. And lastly Thomas says how would rich people paying their fair share in taxes helped to Nashville dead as Howard show. All right. Awesome. John was six. Okay. Let's talk about some climate change. I want to hear what your big ideas. Oh, hold on. Sorry. Speaking of the rich, I'm going to tax rich conference, and it is put together. 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And I'm also going to mention just because I was told to do reads. I don't I don't have it in front of me. But there's an important thing. I have read four, but it's still like two weeks off but very soon game of thrones season. Eight is going to come back. It is going to be the last season of game of thrones also coincidentally the last season of our reviews of game of thrones. What were the chances? I know line of really well this year doesn't always happen. But you should. To become a member. Because those are a lot of fun. You're not gonna wanna miss up. Yeah. So we watch thrones. And then we review immediately after live. So don't miss that TYP dot com slash live. And then, of course, members get all of it anytime, they want that's TY T dot com slash joint. All right. Let's thanks, okay. Climate change is cost in the US continues to rise this time with damage done to two military bases from extreme weather events last week. The air force announced that it was seeking five billion dollars for repairs to two basis following recent extreme weather, events, Tyndall and Nebraska's off at air force base. Greg bird. Nikki is the mayor of Panama City, Florida where one of the base is toward the base after the damage and said it just looked like somebody went through and down all the buildings. It looked like missiles came in and blew the place up. Now, a caveat that we always provide. No particular extreme weather event can be linked directly to climate change. Or have it be said that it would not have existed if not four climate change. But we do know that particularly with hurricanes cyclones and things. That they are very strongly affected by the changing conditions produced through global climate change. And so the damage necessarily is going to be worse as a result. And this is just a preview of what's going to come. It's going to get worse every year out from now. And so let's talk a little bit about the effect of that damage and the money needed to be routed to these basis to repair them since money to make immediate repairs to the two basis came from other operating budgets. The air force is going to have to cut projects that sixty one different bases in eighteen different states and cancelled nearly twenty thousand pilot training hours to make up for the money that it already spent I hope they're not flying any Boeing's promptly not. So look that's a ton of damage. I mean five billion dollars as a percentage of our total defense budget is almost nothing, but objectively it's a lot of money. And that is only going to get worse in the thing is this isn't like some like we read this article and we're like shocked. Oh my God. Did you know that this is going to threaten our national security back in twenty fourteen we reported on reports. Of how much of a national security threat climate change was going to be US defense department. Understood at the time saying that climate change poses quote immediate risks to national security that will have broad and costly impacts on the way the US military carries out its missions. The DOD says that it's already begun to boost its resilience that ensure mission readiness is not compromised in the face of rising sea levels, increasing regularity of natural disasters and food and water shortages in the developing world. So that's what they said in two thousand fourteen and I'm sure they've done everything they can to become more resilient, but tell that to the two bases that were laid low by extreme weather events that were contributed to by climate change. I'm trying to think of how we rebrand climate change as like El Nino, but like L MS thirteen Nie-nieto. So that we can trick Trump and his supporters into actually funding climate preparedness. We gotta keep El Nino out of this country. Out in the United States all the Nino's right because they have multiple Dino's. They they're always coming to the states and just having more and more Nino's will cyclones. And so this is the way if we can just Latin affi-, right? Yeah. No more anchor hurricanes and every hurricanes. Gotta have like Hispanic name for sure. And we need to build a wall. Well, no that's fills in. Umbrella. Yeah. Maybe if you frame it that way, they'd be like, yeah. That does sound age. And in fact, this story from pirates quotes, Greg bre, Nikki the mayor Panama City, and as they're going through the Tyndall air force base. He said it looked like missiles came in and blew the place up. And so maybe you framed it that way like, oh, wait now, I get it like bombs. I understand like what is this like climate change bombing us, then me hate climate change, whatever it takes for a Republican skull is science isn't working ninety nine percent of the world's scientists are saying what are you guys doing the planet is massive trouble. And they've shown how much money it's going to cause purely no way, man. I heard you. There's a caravan coming though, that's really dangerous. It came into Panama City, and it was like bombs, and it blew the place up in essence, according to the mayor and the military officials there in Nebraska wiped out another military base. Why extreme changes in weather? I massive ice storm where they said there was ice the size of small cars, then the weather gets really hot well relatively for that area, really warm really quickly. And so creates massive unprecedented. Flooding parts of Nebraska were seventy percent underwater in some counties. So look when we talk logic reason and facts, the Republicans don't get it. So whatever we gotta do to get through there goes. Okay. Now, they deliberately don't understand it because it's not in the interest of the fossil fuel industry, and it's not in the interest of business. And in fact, you know, if we can sell more private contracts, the United States once all. All the sea level rise in the hurricanes and the forest fires. We can privatize the response. Hey, that's even more money for the same folks who've been dishing it out to us this entire time. I'm reminded of what AFC said when she was defending the green new deal, which is that e either way no matter if you pass something like this or not were paying for it. And you can see it here. We are going to be paying for climate change one way or another. I mean with our lives with our homes with their families, but also with our budget. So either we prepare for it, or we don't, and I think that I mean for me, I look at the vote bloated military budget. And I'm like what if a Bernie Sanders president or and it was with worn president or someone with more democratic socialist ideas or ideas to work for the people could redirect some of that military spending help our military be prepared in terms of the preparing the civilian populations preparing their own bases. Like, maybe it wouldn't be that much. Of a stretch or a turn to kind of redirect those funds to actually helping us. In fact, I have an ideal along similar lines Frencesco. So this gonna cost five billion dollars. That's no joke. That's a lot of money. Just for two airbases for every American taxpayer really roughly that's about fifty bucks. So you'll have take fifty dollars out of your pocket and handed over to fix these two airbases, but wait a minute. Did you 'cause the problem? No, you didn't close the problem the fossil fuel industry caused the problem. Did you get any of their profits ought to get any of their profits? You didn't get any of their profits. So they privatize the gains. Socialize the losses. I have a different idea. Why does it? Exxon Mobil and the oil companies pay the five billion dollars. Hey, it's far defense. Yeah. And they're supposed to be patriotic companies. That's what we hear all the time. Well, you guys caused the mess and you took the prophet. So so why don't you paint a cost seems simple seem spare? And if they don't do it. I guess their against our national security. We have a little bit on. So you were talking about that people have a lot of misunderstandings about climate change. I can demonstrate one of the reasons they had this misunderstandings. If you'd like, yes. So Tucker Carlson is one of the most popular hosts on Fox News. He has an audience theoretically of a few million people every single night and on the mainstream media, including Fox News climate change, doesn't get talked about very much, and perhaps that's actually not the worst case scenario because it turns out that when people like Tucker Carlson talk about climate change. It's actually less productive than silence here. He is talking about a recent study that doesn't have anything to do with climate change yet. He is going to tie into climate change to make the researchers look like fools. So what's to blame for this world, ending cataclysm? Well, new research paper has the answer. It is how could it be surprised toxic masculinity that's causing global warming. The paper argues that being environmentally conscious is stereotypically. Feminine traits. So men in response assert their masculinity by deliberately destroying the environment. And hugging the remote, they drive gas guzzlers use plastic bags. They light things on fire men. Do if we want to save the environment. We have to suppress men. It's like World War Two sort of. Green. He's obviously casting. Yes. Sounds great. Oh, right. Right. Okay. No. That's a bad thing. Okay. So you're going to be shocked to find out. The study didn't say any of those. Breakdown all the ways that he is totally mischaracterized the study purposefully, but I that's not the craziest at least sound soundbite coming out of that particular episode of his show he pivoted not long after this. How did we wind up in the country in which feminists do? Against any. So that one doesn't take an actual study to explain how feminists are allowed to do science in the US. But you'll see responded on Twitter by saying democracy and civil rights is how we got a country where feminists do science also known how he's drumming up fear run women's rights to create suspicion around climate change policy tells you a lot to be told that again men can be feminists, and I feel like he's just talking about women there or are they allowed to do science in that case. How do we get into this kind of desperately situation where we also women doing science already bad enough? When men were doing it. They say where Jill. How did we get to a society with half the country decided that they don't believe in science? That's a much better question. Yeah. And you can probably find out how watching tiger Carlson say Tucker Carlson. Feminism is the only reason that women are separated from animals. Let me explain. All right. Feminism believes in equality, we believe in civil rights, all the feminists things. But if I weren't a feminist. I'd be crazy. I've been nuts. I would wanna just like, you know, cut off men who who and like where I'm around my neck and sell them on Oetzi. That's what I would do if I weren't a feminist. But feminism rains us in. Member time thrilled that you're. So but guys thinking about it. I mean, do feminists are you that they should have extra women should have extra rights that women that men don't know? They've never made that argument. And yet if you watch Fox News, it makes us seem like these crazy how my God, you're trying to suppress the suppressing then why because they want equal rights, but for Tucker Carlson's of the world that is suppression. They're like now, I gotta be equal to women. And I I can't tell them to make me a sandwich, and you know, and not go to work just worked for me, whatever my wins. I'm being suppressed another science science. It takes quite a lot of ignorance to look at a story about climate change. And having it literally says they're twelve years to rein in climate change. And he's pointing a finger at women's rights like how you really think nothing of your audience. You think they are the lowest scum and that they deserve to die by climate change. We don't. Yeah. So I guess the musicians played is the Titanic went down as our country goes down. He's going to stop women from entering stem fields. So look in general, I agree on his stance on on feminism. Specifically, though what he was talking about had nothing to do with what he was talking about. So that study that new study that he had to respond to was published in two thousand sixteen so three years old. I have no idea how it came up on his show. But what it did was asked the question, why are men less likely than women to embrace environmentally friendly products and behaviors and they argue that a green feminine stereotype may motivate men to avoid green behaviors in order to preserve a macho image now he is going to try to make that about week 'cause climate change because of toxic masculine it. Which of course, they're not saying anything approaching that what they're saying is people try to make it seem as if you care about the environment. That's not a masculine thing. He would know something about that. That's what he and his network do on a daily basis. And they found that indeed if you brand things, and environmental fashion men, we'll be less likely to consume those you can take it up with people's consumer habits if you want the scientists didn't look out for that. That's what they wanted. But they did demonstrate it through sign. There is absolutely a caged polar bear in the Fox News room who just takes like cans to the face. They're just like. And they just like take shots and like instead of instead of recycling. It's just into the polar bear, you know, or the baby seal or whatever it is. Maybe it's just the dog. I dunno mixed makes you feel like a man nothing like Dunkin on the polar bear smacking it with your your LaCroix Cam. Jank John how do you feel about did? Is it feel especially feminine to recycle? Well, first Percival. I'd like to know the polar bears are known for liking coke. What's happening there at Fox News saying, well, I feel a little suppress right now. So I mean, there's two guys and a woman on this panel. And that woman is just kind of oppressing us. Why like she gets to be on the same panel is us. So obviously, my rights have been taken away. So I just wanted to address all of that. And then and then in terms of what the study found in to your question, whether we think it's goofy or not, and I believe in recycling. And I believe in climate change is real and man made. And I believe in ninety nine percent of the world's scientists. I know call me crazy. And I think we should do something about it. But but the facts indicate that men are more reluctant because they knew find it to be more feminine. Now that is based on the results of the scientists didn't make it up. I know in Fox News world, they think that they believe in this conspiracy theory where scientists getting a room and instead of actually doing science what should we make up today? The say men's full then. Okay. Hey, that's a good one. Right. That's right. It up. Like green products. Right. No, they go and ask people. They do. I knew Republicans are too stupid to understand science. But what you do. Is you ask people? They give you answers back. You tabulate the answers and go, oh, that's unfortunate. Tears out men think that it's more feminine to care about recycling. Maybe if we framed it in a way that it doesn't seem feminine. They would want to recycle more. And then Tucker Carlson comes on goes. Chicks. The real do curb about the world real play. Take does gee, I wonder how we got those results because of Neanderthals on Fox News doing propaganda like that. I just want to close the circle because I asked sort of rhetorical question. Earlier might have sounded like rhetorical question. Why is he talking about a three year old study like this? And it might seem weird if you don't pay attention to what he's recently. But there is a reason and it has to do with the their suggestions. So Aaron brow. Who was the study author said we need to overcome our unhealthy judgments of gender incongruence and men need to be confident and their self identity and decide to live a sustainable lifestyle without carrying what other people think so first of all in general sense. Tucker Carlson does not want men to be secure in their masculinity. And do what they want. Now thinking about what other people think he wants them to constantly be scared and be reassured that their men by watching its program. But specifically I believe the reason he talked about this study was because just a couple of days ago. A man. Chris Hayes had a town hall with AO see about the environment, and he attacked him as saying this is what all men will be if the feminists get their way, so literally you'll be laid off. Then a man who. And if you're a straight woman or if you're in demand. I don't care who you are. There is nothing sexier than a guy who recycles who compost who brings his own Tupperware to work and cleans out in the work sink. That's a man you can have babies with that is a man who wants to preserve this earth. Hell, yeah. That's why across the country are screen. I'm composting. Do you think you wanna have babies with the guy who's just burning trash in the yard? You can't do that. That's gonna you're gonna kill off the plan, and that's not a safe nest for the nest is on fire. That's great. No. Okay. So look lasting. I once worked with a producer worked at Fox News. And and he said that they don't particularly like when they were planning the shows. They didn't care that much about the news of the day. That's kind of interesting, isn't it and because cable news the producers move around a lot they'll go to Fox News. And then one of them worked with me at MSNBC and CNN etcetera etcetera. So they said they care about cultural issues, and they're trying to make a cultural case every day rather than talking about the news and that answers John's question, so why bring up a study this three years old as part of your news program because you don't care about the news, you care about culture. And what you're trying to do is blame women and say two men. Hey, if you're a real man, you wouldn't care about climate change, and you wouldn't care about the planet. You'd only care about yourself. That's what real men do and the older men who watched. Carlson are like, yes. And they eat that up. I knew there was a good reason why it was a selfish bastard, right? I've been selfish my whole life. And I tell people that they should throw bootstraps at him. And I say I don't care about community. And that's how socialist to me. I don't care about anybody else. I don't care about the planet, and then you watch Tucker. And he tells you go, right? You're right. You shouldn't care about the planet. You shouldn't care about anything and women are here to press you with their science, and they feel good. And that's why Tucker has good ratings and FOX's big ratings because he makes the angry white men that are older that watch him feel so good about themselves. I knew it. I knew there was something up. It's a feminist plot to oppress me by saving the planet. Bring me another beer bad. So now, we're going to take a quick break. We've got more. Whodunnit church. All right. Let's see if we can get to Buddha judge. Let's say quick break. We'll be right back. We hope you're enjoying this free clip from the young Turks. If you want to get the whole show and more exclusive content while supporting independent media become a member a TY T dot com slash joined today. In the meantime, enjoy this free sex. All right back in young guys. I got to read a lot of your comments because they're all so good. Joe writes in from the member section, let me just say, I really liked this power panelists have them on more. Okay. Thank you. Appreciate it. We have a love the lot of lovely power panels for you guys. But thank you. Turkish service wreck says we need a complete ban on all weather until we figure out just what the hell's going on. There you go Lord Mukalla rights as a stay at home. Trophy husband. I've got to say that feminism. And being a lover of feminism has really worked out for this guy. Okay. And Thomas is believing ninety nine percent of climate. Scientists sounds a little radical jank. Cabbage in on Twitter has an interesting point and Republicans, please pay attention. He says climate change is Muslim. I think instead of extreme weather events that should be radical wind. I think that might win over we're we're going to get to that. And again, and I made a joke earlier. I don't obviously we shouldn't racial is climate change that is a clear joke. But the thing is is that let's understand that. But the idea that like this is our moment of this is like our independence day when all the ale. Pullover earth. And we're like loops guess we all have to unite like it's a beautiful opportunity to come together and actually transform our economy our communities and our political system climate change. Right. So like again, I think that we even liberals we hold ourselves back because we are afraid to change our lifestyles, we are afraid to like bring our own Tupperware to take out restaurants. I totally do that. I look ridiculous. But we're afraid of these broader changes, and I think it's an awesome challenge, and I would echo what AO see is saying that this country has been built in this world has been built on on setting these impossible goals and really reaching for them and making them happen transforming the world. It's climate change took. So it's out of climate change. Muslim. All right. So the Alex go nine writes in the Tucker Carlson, if you actually had a feminist friend you'd have a better haircut. Oh. Force to mentor. Oh writes in I wanna give all today's props to what was doing. This Starkey banners on the bottom of the screen. Okay. Nice job production team, greedy bastard, says the century this on YouTube super chat. Now the singers have no idea what's going to hit them in twenty twenty. And I like it that way Francesca, and I were just having a conversation about that during the break man, they're starting to catch on. I think I think Bernie might be the front runner. He really thought he was going to fade. They thought he was gonna fade. Oh god. You're so funny. Last one Casey O'Connell says can we have Trump put windmills at the border and just tell them that it will give immigrants noise cancer. Look, you don't even need a wall. Put the windmills in some out and gives them noise cancer. All right. All right. I want to respond to one comment as well. We got a tweet from Noemi sparks who who seems suspicious that in that last conversation. Neither Jake nor. I explicitly labeled ourselves as feminists of an asked if we are, of course, I consider myself. So I've said it many times, I just didn't say it in that clip. Thank you for pointing to us. If you say, so. Clear because she will put a new product on Oetzi. My star is going to be thought, by the way, it look I live. I learned feminism is through being wrong. Right. Remember, I was a Republican. And I remember I wrote an article the daily pennsylvanian no aboard. And the daily pennsylvanian at Penn and someone responded feminists Hugo was the title of the letter to the editor and explaining why. Hey, Jay, you don't know. But you're actually a feminist and I was like, oh, right. Right. And I was wearing a bow tie. I wasn't worrying about but I eventually realized. All it means is you think women should have equal rights. That's not that complicated. And that's not that hard. I just want to point out everything he said is right there. We're living under tyranny right now ever since they got the power to alter these dynamically. I never know. What's going to happen really worried about to be targeted by it? Okay. Gary time to wait it invite that attack. I think your needs to be I was a Republican. But I got better. You becoming with jingles all day. All right, John. Well, okay. Let's have some fun. Mayor poop. John's go. I was really worried about pronouncing last name, so I gave up on the first name altogether. Okay. Mayor Pete Buddha. Judge he entered the democratic primary not that long ago. And when he did I don't think a lot of people across the country knew who he was. But we're like a month into his candidacy and already it looks like a number of media outlets have fallen in love. So let's have conversation about his candidacy to give you an idea of what I mean, we've taken the headlines of a few articles recently why Pete Buddha is having a twenty twenty moment from CNN Pete Buddha. Judge is having his moment from the national review. So they got CNN and the national review. Why you love mayor Pete from the New York Times, that's fun one. I love no Newark. It's why you love mayor Pete who is people to judge the game lineal mayor. The Democrats didn't see coming from vogue people to jets favorite book is Ulysses, and that's great. That's why I want to read that one actually after Obama Democrats the new theory of change people to judge thinks. He's got it from vox, and is people judge a transformational candidate from New York magazine. So there's actually quite a bit of fanatic overlap between outlets, you wouldn't necessarily normally categorize categorize together about him and all of those. It's only been a few weeks what Pete Buddha ges can do for your skin. To be fair. They wrote very similar articles about Bernie Sanders. Why are you love Bernie Sanders by the New York Times, right? Yeah, they should do that. So what's interesting about this is that look he's had a town hall, and I watched his town hall. I thought he was fine on most issues. I disagree with him a significant and a couple of the most important ones. But it was fine. He was interesting. There's a lot of candidates in the race right now for so many different outlets to seemingly all coalesce around one. When as right now, he's at two point three percents in real clear politics average of recent twenty twenty democratic primary polls placing him in seventh place. He's got he's got he's got him. So look seventh place in this primary means something because there's like thirty people running, but that's still two point three percent. And they seem to be getting ahead of themselves. Just a little bit. I think including by just wanna read one more graphic. So Chris cillizza got quite a bit of a strike back from this tweet the twenty million dollars for Harris makes Buddha. Judges seven million look that much better. Not a fan of that tweet necesssarily. So why do you think it is that out of all of the candidates? I mean, we could be in a Hickenlooper moment or an Inslee moment, or whatever there's so many. But so many of the hell it seem to be coalescing around him getting getting just time out and say we just got done talking about climate change and the five million dollars, which is a lot to repair a couple of military bases. But now we see these numbers like twelve million and seven million even a Bernie Sanders campaign. I I can't believe it's twenty nineteen and we still don't have publicly funded elections, and we're still raising millions and millions of dollars to run candidates at to get them onto these town halls on major Nate mainstream news corporations that are still privately funded fossil fuel industries, you know, and this through all this money. What happens when they all lose? You know, where does it go? What you've done with it. So anyway, I just want to preface that. But that actually goes to the heart of the Pete losers conversation because. Bernie Sanders is raising it from small donors, but. Buddha gin and a lot of others are getting bigger donors. And so they have to walk at different line, so Buddha judge I think is a really talented politician and so two answering John's question, I think that's where it's coming from. He is really smart has these like, and I'll I'll join the rest of the media and going over the top. And then I'll tell you what they really issues are has this superhero moments right where they'll be an or symphony playing and then those zoom out, and it'll be playing the piano you like what I didn't see that. Yeah. So I'm as the other day who was at work, and he only had like fifteen minutes and somebody came by and said, oh, I'm having to see we're about to have a C section have our first kid, but we're not married because you marry us. He marries them outside the bathroom or whatever. He did it. Right. And you're like, whoa. Some he he liked the book a lot. So he learned Norwegian to read it. There was a moment in a hospital in south bend where they had this Persian family. Nobody. Nobody knew how to speak to them. And all of a sudden a guy shows up speaks to them and translates for an hour. So you can get medical attention. They're like when did you start working behind? But he's I didn't I may or Pete. So like, these amazing amazing stories about a Buddha JR. And it's hard not to be enraptured by that, especially if you're the mainstream press, but the reality of it is who cares. Right. And here's what I mean. By that. I love that. He speaks Norwegian. I loved it and Persian and seven languages overall. I love that. He's smart. He went to Harvard. He's a Rhode scholar. He's an Afghan veteran heat got seven month, unpaid leave from being mayor to go serve in Afghanistan because he's in the naval reserve, and so if it's selfish. Okay. So yes, those attributes are wonderful and got it being great to have a smart president again. But what are your policies? Yeah. What are your policies? And so that gets the Francesca's point. He walks a line, and he does a great job of walking the line. He's I think he's even better. Than obama. Having now washed them a lot. I spent a good deal of time watching Buddha judge tape. Okay. Like, some people watch film tape. I watch political tape as my film, and no I even watch how to pronounce his name in three different ways. So and I learned Norwegian to pronounce his name now. Okay. And so what he does is he says on for change in this important of this country's and transformation, etc. Now for Medicare for all. But we're going to get we're gonna find a way to get them. We're not going to get rid of private insurance. What wait hold on? What did you just say? Okay. Well, then you're not for Medicare for all. Yes. I am. Eventually, oh, so you're not for Medicare for all. Now. Eventually he said, well, I'm for public option. Oh, so, you know, you're in favor of public adoption. That's okay. Don't say Medicare for all. But what he's doing is reflecting back onto you what you want to hear. So if you wanted to hear Medicare for all you heard it if you wanted to hear public option, you heard it if you wanted to hear I'm not getting rid of private insurance. You heard it. Right. And he doesn't in such a way that I had to pause the tape several times to be like, what did he just say? Right. And if you rewind the tape and watch it again, it's actually empty, and and it's he could be a great politician and policy person and a great statesman. But we don't know yet because he won't tell us that was actually a rare situation on Medicare for all where he Stephanopoulos pressed them and press them, and that's why we got in great job by seven helpless to do a number of questions to actually get to some policy position. But nine out of ten times, he does not state a policy position it's on purpose. So why did I say San relation to what franchesca admission? It's the reason he's not telling you policy positions is not just the appeal to voters, but the. We'll to donors. Hey, don't worry donors. I'm not getting private insurance. Hey, don't worry voters. I'm for Medicare for all. I'd like to have my cake and eat it too in Norwegian. So that's people to judge so far maybe gets better, maybe starts explain his policies more. But for now, it's a little empty, and that's why the mainstream media loves him on the surface, the Rhodes scholar and all those amazing stories are perfect with no threatening substance behind it. Yeah. Yeah. I would say I think I think the approach is a little bit similar to some of the the immediate coverage of better rox candidacy, then it's like young dynamic person speaks passion seems really confident has an interesting personal background and history. Cool hobbies and everything and you can kind of hear what you want at least now one came through congress one came through being a mayor a little bit different. And I get sort of the strategy that there's so many. States right now just keep your head down a little bit. Maybe let it get weeded out just a little bit. But the problem is is that at some point you're going to have to appeal to either the progressives voters or the more centrist voters, and there's already a couple of he's number seventh. One through six includes a couple of progressives a couple of centrists, and so can you really afford to not actually differentiate yourselves from any of them for more than a month more than three months, six months. How long can you actually do that? How many debates are you going to get through before we know either who you are or that. You're no one I will also say just on the surface. I don't think you can fight fire with Chopin and Norwegian sorry. Like, we're gonna fire moment right now. And we need an extinguisher not someone who's just going to be like, I was a Rhodes scholar doesn't cut it you need actual plan. And you didn't need to be specific on it. So we're in a fire moment, not a Buddha Jewish moment. And and so and the mainstream media can't wrap their heads around it because they all think the status quo is wonderful. And if you think the status quo is wonderful, well, bright young mayor out of south bed might be the ticket for you. You you might think I just want to get back to sanity. And so and look let me be fair to him on that too. They say, well, you know, main problem is he likes, you know, a lot of experiences mayor of south bend. Trump likes all experience in life. Right. And so I don't think that's the issue at all. They also then are like, yes. But he's from the heartland. I don't care people from California also Americans. And so where people from New York and Rhode Island and Hawaii. Oh, but he's from Indiana. Who cares? Don't hold it against them. And don't hold it as some sort of badge of honor where he was born to be mayor. We're all willing to give them a perfectly fair chance. But he's got to tell us what he would do if he became. Resident otherwise not remotely interested, and we're still more than more than a month out like a couple of months out from the first debates, and we're gonna have a thousand so a lot can happen. But I personally am not going to wait until we're already in the thick of the debates. If the narrative is already being set by some of the biggest media outlets in the country. We can adapt. Like if he comes out, and he's awesome. And the debates these very specific. And he he puts out a bunch of Elizabeth Warren inspired super specific awesome radical proposals. Great. We'll update our evaluations then but we are paying attention now to. Yeah. And one more thing that cuts both ways he did have a great essay that he won a contest I've back in two thousand about a profiling courage. You know, he wrote who we wrote it about Bernie Sanders. Goes on a lot of directions. All right, guys. Thank you everybody. Hey, every check out the between showroom. Yes. Okay. And that's how of course, Francesca's podcast and damage report. If you remember your can get watched the video that live every day dot com slash join and become a member. If you wanna watch some free clips damage report Facebook dot com slash the damage report TYP where John is killing it. Okay. We'll be right back.

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@DarkSecretPlace Tucker Carlson Likes Masculine Soldiers Hour1

Dark Secret Place

31:45 min | 3 months ago

@DarkSecretPlace Tucker Carlson Likes Masculine Soldiers Hour1

"So it was snowing inhaling the grapevine so of course some rectums fun out wasn't me my record doesn't spend out. but some other rectum. It is an artsy. Replace your weekly look at the world melting down and melting down molecular this week. We'll get to that and all kinds of stuff live ever were in the iheartradio app bryan suits your host. You can follow me on the twitter machine at dark secret place. One word or you can get the super secret. Podcast at connect pal dot com slash darcy. Replace but if you listen to. I have to kill you. So it's kind of dangerous a company that disclaimer by the way now. Great in the storm came in yesterday. Dave was thursday yesterday anyway. I one way down. The great mind. Lovely weather came came back And hailing and you can't have hale in the southland without somebody spinning out so somebody did and then we. We had legit snow yesterday. Where here the epicenter. Of america's aerospace future in the high desert in the valley. And i i'm gonna say around two thirty three o'clock legit snow down to about thirty five hundred feet around afternoon so gary and shannon were still on in fact so it was before too though. I mean let's be honest. They mail it in an afternoon on friday but But somebody wacky weather and you heard club sing rain. Maybe i'm i'm still. I'm bringing my tomato plants in like their cows or something because we my daughter. And i have gone through three chevy suburban loads of tomato starters in the past month because we keep we almanac and those are always really accurate and it says don't even plant him until april for this year and i might. No you know what. My spidey sense tells me that we're done with the freeze and keep freezing. So there's there's address my my folks anecdote for you. I'm surrounded by roma and beefsteak tomato starters so anyway one of these days you guys. You're going in. You're going into the ground Well let's deal with before we get to the big gloom off the mystery. Bouma san diego. Because i think there's kind of a simple explanation for that let me just announce that with the recall gavin newsom petition going past two million signatures and currently. They're running in about eighty five percent confirmation rate so two million will easily cover the required number four to be on a special ballot to recall the podcast later on this year. And then name a new podcast or Or whatever so. I i have taken in that domain recall punk s dot com and. I have pointed at at recall. George gascon so again. I got it the first place. Because the recalled gavin people there you are l. was recall gavin twenty twenty and to me. It was just needlessly sort of an own goal a self inflicted wound. Because it's not twenty twenty anymore. And then i i just didn't think that was the most effective euro so for four ninety nine about recall punk ass dot com and i redirected at recall gavin twenty twenty dot com and the through put several hundred thousand people so if if that worked to vet helped then it's my pleasure. Believe me so. I make in the called that it now is gonna qualify so now the important thing is getting george gascon recalled and my problem there is not that recalled gascon dot com. That's fine but what's really weird about. George gascon is. I still hear a lot of otherwise pretty. Well informed people calling him. George guest on an. I don't know if it's just me. I don't know i'm legendary for being very very sensitive and emotional. Not that i'm picking something up when people say jerk. Gaston i think the obviously a freudian slip from beauty and the beast and it's the best song and beauty and the beast gaston song and it wasn't nominated for a grammy winner But those are. That's just another albatross that i carry around but it's it's recall gas gone but like i say why f- with it if i can help anyway i can. I'm gonna and so now. Recall punk ass. Dot com is directed at it. Just when you go to that if you remember that if you can remember recall punk ass dot com then you can go to that petition and a nearly. I thought of this at the last second for the state of the state last monday rate before i realize oh man i should rent a plane. I should go fund me a plane with a banner that says recall punk s dot com. I'm glad we didn't do that. It wasn't necessary but also it's not like the camera would have caught it because he was there on the pitcher's mound or whatever of dodger stadium and he was drowned out by police helicopters. Anyway so i think the better is that We'll do a gofundme may and just spend every dollar until we're out of money and rent one of these planes long beach that they make the banner and it'll just say recall punk s dot com and it'll go up and down santa monica huntington beach anywhere in la county over santa clarita And people will say recall. Podcast dot com. You fascinate me. Tell me more. And they'll probably stop whatever they're doing and run home and look that you are l. And say where do i sign so la. County residents recall punk s dot com. All right what wednesday in santiago. There was a very very loud boom. This is from the sending tribune. Everybody loves a mystery but we like themselves to and so far answer has been elusive for the big border. Boom it rattled windows and shook doors across across a large swath of san diego and tijuana late wednesday afternoon. Jangling nerves of residents sued experienced a similar noisemaker month and one year earlier the region joint a list of communities from coast to coast saturday. Find in part by unexplained goings on. Then it goes on with this. Crap about people saw a murderer's face or victim on a billboard thirty years ago after wednesday's bloom the the first of many people being california was earthquake but the united states geological survey said. No this being san diego longtime home to military jets. A lot of folks thought. Sonic boom commander zachary hurrell a navy spokesman said quote. This wasn't one of ours close quote which by the way doesn't mean it's not a sunday. He noted the planes breaking the sound barrier are required to do it far off the coast the marines. They didn't respond to a request for comment. Probably because the phone is so complex a local defense contractors testing some kind of newfangled weapon. Mom was word there back in two thousand twelve. When similar boom rattled windows and doors along the local coastline initial not us denials from the military gave way to an admission the pilots and two navy f eighteen aircraft had been showing out for guests aboard the carrier. Carl vinson during a family. Cruise the quote. Those two aircraft went supersonic about thirty miles off the coast. Navy spokesman said at the time. Usually you don't hear the side. Booms travel that far it was candidate surprising to us said a spokesperson for the entire navy. any any who. Then they go into sky. Quakes and so-called seneca booms and in all this hooey. And all that. There's a most likely Explanation because you'll notice there was a boom last month and about about a year ago. And what's really weird. Is those those unexplained booms coincide with the testing of something of a thing. It's a secret thing. And it is the official. Missile super hyper local sunday because it is hypersonic. We'll get to it when we come back from the brink By the way what we're going to get to tonight tucker. Carlson versus a pentagon or is it the pentagon versus tucker carlson in the world series of women's rights or something and also our number three workaholics. Okay we're all adults. everybody knows. Israel has nuclear weapons. Everybody in the middle east does every sentient being bouquets pays attention. This kind of thing knows that israel has nuclear weapons. Israel of course doesn't even answer the question they don't confirm or deny it. But that's not the story now. We're number three. I'm going to tell you who paid for. Israel's research into nuclear weapons money was tight nearly sixty but somebody a certain nation stepped up and funded. Israel's research a nuclear weapons if you say yet. Da america no. You're going to be surprised. in fact i'm going to bet you're gonna be blown away by the guys who paid for israel's nuclear weapon in our number three. We're hawks all right. we'll take a break. Come back my theory. I think the most likely brian's razor which is even simpler than atoms razor about why all of you in san diego heard a big boom on wednesday and how. You're very likely very soon to hear even more booms Back in the second it is the it dark secret police. Brian suits in here until eleven. Kfi am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Kfi am forty. Is the secret place. Brian sits in here until eleven with the world. Melting down your your fateful reporter for around the world by the way next hour. A briefing If you will. The biden administration is going to begin summits in the lower lower level summits an agenda driving with china next week in run on thursday in anchorage alaska and secretary. State abe lincoln. Anthony blinken is going to be coming back with with the secretary of defense Lloyd austin the general the guy in charge of that outfit over there called the pentagon so secdef austin and secretary sabe. Lincoln are going to be traveling to south korea and tokyo and then on the way back on thursday in anchorage he'll be meeting with the chinese foreign ministry delegation and we know a lot about the agenda and it really is sort of tone setting with china so we'll brief you up on that because that that should be news next week but As you know my talk about things that should be news and art news. So there's that loud boom in san diego on wednesday in wednesday ones. If today's is thirteen then wednesday would be the tenth right creek. So what people in san diego are used to sonic booms. I would say not nearly as used to it as people from victorville to gorman over over california's historic enel valley at the epicenter of aerospace development. On earth really really common. And if you've ever lived in santa clarita lancaster palmdale whatever mojave you know you can get some really loud double booms and and i mean like shake the windows being all right stuff kind of double doom and so anyway people in san diego are wondering what it was. The navy is the most logical source would be the navy and the san diego union tribune says the navy says These aren't my pants. The marine corps says. We don't know how to answer the phone and private contractors. Don't know what the hell. Well i'll have you know that. America's next generation of super smart hypersonic missiles are entering into a new phase of testing. And and i'm not saying. I know nothing that any more than you do but i do know this. On march first the us air force the air force life cycle management centers armament directorate released a press release march fifth. I should say on march first. A missile. The gm one eighty three alpha. The you know. The airlines rapid response weapon the r w or ero a was delivered to air force base on march fifth. Air force said this. The air force prepares i booster test flight of the aforementioned w missile expected in the next thirty days following delivery of the test. Missile edwards air force base on march first and loading on a b fifty two h stratofortress. Immediate work began on preflight ground. S sunny goes blah blah blah air force air force air force air force. Da da successfully dealt with cova challenges. I'm no new hypersonic. Missile cova challenges bubbled up blah blah blah air force air force than the final paragraph The era missile demonstrate the boosters ability to reach operational speeds which is multi mock. I mean it's hypersonic. Meaning like mach three four five does dial it up and collect data. In addition to booster performance test vehicle blah air force air force engineer engineer the simulated glider will not sustain flight. We'll safely disintegrate soon. After separation the four twelve test wing will conduct the series early point. Mugu see range in california that is the ventura oxnard port by niimi regional. The point mugu area. You know you just Pass right through malibu keepdriving where they film all the car. Commercials in california and a bob. Your uncle your their point. Mugu and the point mugu see range as it's called it's longer than it is. Why normally the width of the thing. It goes from vanderberg air force base out. Let's call it two hundred miles into the pacific right Eastwest but nor south. It's well over a thousand miles long and so what happens is a beef. Fifty takes off from edwards air force base and then it has to launch a hypersonic missile. That it's the entire test has to be contained within that point mageuzi range as it's called and so because i'm just looking at the most likely suspect for a very very loud boom in san diego. I'm going say that the test was accomplished without a heck of a lot of hoo-ha or bugles or anything that you heard it in san diego. Probably because the boom was masked in in los angeles poss- it's a possibility it's a phenomena but You heard it in san diego and wanna and by the way bienvenidos listeners in tijuana police patronize our sponsors. So anyway that's that that's the most likely explanation. The air force happens to be testing of new generation of hypersonic missile. And you're gonna hear sonic booms like you've never heard before from them they don't do it over the elah valley they don't do it over the high desert i mean and they test everything here. The things covers so much territory in such a short amount of time. They go out to point mugu to that range so there you go if you want to believe in. What's the other things. Sky quake's sky. The san diego tribune ripping the lid off sky quakes. And what's the other one seneca booms and things like that but no i think most likely explanation is groundbreaking technology being tested off the coast of california. So there's a tucker carlson soft pasty preppy wealthy guy versus the hardened senior enlisted ranks the united states military over women in uniform that when we come back it is the dark replace. Brian suits in here to eleven. Kfi am six hundred eight live everywhere on the iheartradio app. If i am. Six forty is an art secret place. Brian suits in here until eleven Well i saw something really bizarre play out today. But i mean not today but this week on thursday and friday between the pentagon and civilian journalists who is a opinion journalists tucker carlson and fox tv is the number one cable. Show on cable moment. Obviously and he. He's like like bill o'reilly or board hannity or the rest of that crew. He's a opinion journalist. He he he's not out there. You know tearing up shoe leather on the sidewalk. A light cannon. Sure shot you know and then reporting documentary style. He he expresses opinion and he did a monologue about the contrast between. What's going on in china right now. Prison she is publicly killing the people's liberation army which is the entire chinese military's called the telling them to busch it up and teach masculinity because there's a there's a thing going on in china and it's kind of like what's going on south korea and that is the sort of the feminization of males is happening. The chinese blame it on south korean boy band. Said if you've ever seen a south korean boy band then you know you know you would worry about the future defense of south korea. Because they're very very soft soft But excellent dancing longhaired very feminine looking Boys and the girls go crazy for him in south korea and australia and china and at the forum here los angeles i think. Bts last year there were several thousand screaming a multi-ethnic diverse young girls in the audience. They eat this up. So china that's happening also and president. She said enough this scrabble. The other thing that present she's worried about is is at the p. l. a. on the india china border at the very very high altitudes in the himalayan mountains where there's an ongoing border disputes both sides of agreed to not equipped their troops with small arms but they can equipped their troops with sticks and bats and in several malays video. The indian army has been kicking the chinese pass and the chinese only recently admitted to the number of casualties. Were having in hand to hand comments other words. The chinese army are one to one. They're being out there being literally beaten to death by these. These big hairy indians and chinese always make a point about that. Is that the chinese. The indians are harry there. harry chess. What they have so is she is really concerned about this. At meanwhile the same time in the us military. And i i'm frankly tucker on this but the fact that the biden on international women's day on monday announced two new a female flag rank generals who are combatant commanders so he was highlighting. The two women are being appointed to these positions. And it's nothing new by the way and also was talking about how the force is going to be more inclusive with relaxed hair standards and even a pregnancy flight suit which i thought there already was. Because i've seen pregnant women infla- crews and like c. seventeenth and things but anyway the first pregnancy uniform first. Maternal uniform iris-out was in the eighty s In the old school camouflaged. Bdu's women who were in by the time they were showing They could switch to a maternity. Btu otherwise it was the same uniform just sort of it was like a kilt for the for the upper body and as with anything designed by the pentagon it did absolutely nothing to enhance any women's so feeling of security about being pregnant did it wouldn't be pentagon uniform now. What so anyway tucker. Carlson was making the thing about that and he was trying to make the case he was trying to contrast what he called the feminisation of the american military and the the pushing up of the chinese military whatever and then they released the creighton. I i've never seen this. Senior ranking sergeant. Sergeants major including the sergeant major of the army the Sixteenth sergeant major of the army princeton began appearing either. They were posting their own video. The senior enlisted guy of the space forces in marine corps. Sergeant major and he's right out of central casting right. He's a crusty white haired guy and by golly. He's eating cigars raw and all this and he just what the thing that disturbed me was a that. They were speaking in uniform on duty. Officially they were not pentagon public affairs. The way i would have dealt with this pentagon public affairs person in a civilian suit or a personnel checks in business attire would come out and said the pentagon officially disagrees and abhors these comments by mr karlsson. And if he wants to discuss policy he can. He's welcome to invite us onto his show and then walk away instead. Clearly they told senior enlisted guys right out of central casting to get on social media and start posting these things so this guy the space force marine corps major. He was the first that i started doing. I'll see we can get the audio next break. But he made he had to make the point that tucker. Carlson never served a day in his life. And then the sergeant major of the army when on cnn and had do make the point that tucker carlson never served a day in his life and the anchor. Said that tucker. Carlson never served in uniform pregnancy or otherwise day in his life and there was a lot of spiking the football on the fact that tucker carlson never served in uniform and then his command sergeant major ben lemon. Dwi cerny because tucker. Carlson said on thursday this afternoon the department of defense issued a press release attacking this show press secretary smites fox host like we're a hostile foreign power remarkable where we'll respond to eight. Pm eastern on fox news at another army sergeant major replied to him and said the dod didn't attack your show. We absolutely disagree with you. Trust me you know the dod attack you. it's a doctrinal term any replied to his own tweet to be clear. This isn't a political stance at tucker. Tucker carlson came at my family women in the military are my sisters. I defend my family. Defend another doctrinal. Defend another doctoral firm and the sergeant major of the army gave them a little pat on the head for that re tweeted him three hours ago. This i mean this is still going on four days later. They're attacking us sibling journals. They sergeant major of the army michal. Grinstein said to the re tweeted the guy who said to be clear. This isn't political. You attack might family. He says important distinction. The message is wrong. Regardless of the messenger. Thanks command sergeant major for making that clear so so the senior enlisted guys who look great on camera. They look like every cliche. That civilians who never served in the military look are out there. Not not senior generals everything or actual policy makers who should be up there explaining the policy but they have these guys out there attacking tucker carlson. And if you've never served in the army marine corps. I don't speak for the air force coast guard. Whatever but in the marine corps if you make it to brigadier general or sergeant major you are a politician you you're all in it's a career for you and clearly. The dogs are out. The word is out that in this administration pushing back on anyone on fox news who says something in fact what tucker carlson said was effing ignorant. The product of someone who has never served a day in uniform. Because he i if you've been down range in the past twenty years you've been down ranch with female combat troops and you you learn to respect them or you learn to get out but what what's going on is so un seemingly attacking civilian journalist and insulting the fact that he didn't serve. Hey i got news to these career sergeant majors. No-one has to serve anymore. You volunteered. I volunteered. I took the oath of enlistment. I like you took the oath commissioning too. I have no problem with people who've never served criticizing the military. This is why civilians are are in control. We'll take a break. Come back little little more on this because as you can tell kind of pissed me off. Kfi am six forty. It is dark secret. Place live everywhere on the iheartradio app. Two am six forty desert. Secret boyfriend suits in here until eleven talking about the pentagon versus tucker carlson. The pentagon is at line. And i take the reflecting the fact that senior career people see the new regime and tucker carlson questioning calling it the feminization of the american military. And all this and all i heard when when i saw his his comments on that he was showing a picture of the new maternally flight jumpsuit. And all that was that he was really ignorant because he has never served had he ever served certainly over the past twenty years he would've seen extraordinary bravery in the part of a female soldiers in combat roles and i was coincidentally in march two thousand five. We were getting ready to leave our aor south of baghdad. There was a an mp unit are since they're not combat arms meaning infantry armor artillery. They're like fifty fifty female and there was an mp unit from a different the army camp that overlapped. And are you are and there was a female sergeant named leeann hester and we often brief them in our aor. Because we had a roving band of of al qaeda linked sunni terrorists who liked to ambush convoys and we lost a couple of counterpoise and we'd been we'd been in fights with these guys and they They generally got vans and drove away in all this we would always brief them and on march twentieth. Two thousand five. They were part of an ambush. And this female sergeant from tennessee. Leeann hester Dismounted her humvee with her. Meme four-car bean with a with a grenade launcher and she led another co an mp. Not infantry person led another nco and they cleared these trenches like world. War one style. And she's lobbing grenades and shooting from her grenade launcher. She wound up killing like five or six guys and the total kia was killed. Twenty seven of these insurgents that have been lighting us up for a year and a half. She got a silver star. She was the first female to win. A silver stars for valor period was a female nurse. Who got a silver star in world. War two and anzio or something. But it wasn't. Because she like bayoneted hermann goering or something but the female sergeant did something absolutely extraordinary and it would have been extraordinary for a male by the way and and so what tucker carlson said was was just signaling but to see active duty people in uniform on camera attacking him because he'd never served that was beneath them. It was flat out beneath them a year ago. If rachel motto had done some stupid commentary about how the army should lower physical standards so more females can get a ranger tab and go to ranger school. If i'd seen active duty non spokespersons going after her in their official capacity. I would have said the same thing. It's just not done again. This is why civilians are in charge of the american military. The it's not a political party a friday. i'm like what are we in turkey or the army has show. The army has a new show in turkey and they interpret the news and stuff in iran. Same deal that's not this. If you have a problem tucker carlson's take then talk to him about the policy talked about the fact that he's absolutely unaware that the american military couldn't operate without female soldiers marines airmen etc. We've integrated them. They've performed there. The rate of unsuitability to be in uniform is no different than males. And i can tell you this. I've i know plenty of women that should be in combat and i know just as many men who have no business in f- in combat but that's because i never gonna shame anyone for not serving that's the world we live in you. Choose not to serve your sean hannity. You hide behind that. My dad served. So i didn't have to crap or whatever you know i'm just never going to be a guest on your show because you're gonna ask that you have. The pentagon talked to tucker carlson about the policy. But there's something really untoward really distasteful about seeing suddenly twenty twenty one active duty senior enlisted going at soft little preppy tucker carlson. Because he'd never served. Hey why don't you get out in the private sector and do get a real job. Try that. I would never say but anyway i i keep going along monologue about sergeants major. Those kinda guys. They're show ponies. But i'm not going to keep in mind because i'm above that back in the second yeah worldwide pandemic. It's getting worse in places where they are not giving up. The vaccine like a third world countries like all of europe except for england. Our number to replace right after this it is if am six forty live everywhere on the iheartradio.

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Ep. 311 - Why AOC Is Wrong About Everything

The Michael Knowles Show

47:39 min | 2 years ago

Ep. 311 - Why AOC Is Wrong About Everything

"Democrat darling. Alexandria, Casio Cortez calls capitalism. Irredeemable and America, garbage. We will examine why is wrong about everything? Then the dirtbags that nedia matters tried to take down Tucker Carlson. The maga- hats smirking kid is suing CNN for two hundred fifty million and captain America, or what is the new one, captain marvel. Yeah. Whatever the whatever marvel movie number seven hundred and fifty two is is terrible even by Marvel's standards. Michael knowles. And this is the Michael Knowles show. I hated that movie so much I couldn't even remember its name lots to get to we're talking about. Oh, see because a oh see the thing. I'm very grateful to her for is that she makes abundantly clear what the left actually believes, which is that capitalism is irredeemable in America is garbage. But we will explain why she gets that exactly backwards. Actually, it's every other economic system that is irredeemable unsupportable immoral. We'll get to that one second. 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Here is A O C's take at south by south west at baby the pinnacle of capitalism, the most obvious decadent luxurious festival where we can talk about all the wonderful for its of capitalism. She decides to that that is the occasion to mention why capitalism is irredeemable capitalist isn't to me is it's an ideology of capital it puts capital. The most important thing is the concentration of capital. And it means that we seek and prioritize prophet and the accumulation of money. Above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost that is what that means. And to me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed. This is that moment in eleventh grade class where you didn't do the reading and then the teacher calls on you, and you're going for it. And you're going to keep a straight face. Yes. Alexandria. What is capitalism? Sorry. What was the question? Alexandra just like in our reading last night. What did what did are reading say? Capitalism is oh capitalism yet capitalism is. Capitalism is the economic theory where with the capital, I'd say mostly it's about capital lot of a lot of capital, you know, and it's very much not about not capital. So things that are not capital like. Morality or waffles or giraffes like things that are not capital. It's like not not. No, not that. But capitol. Yeah. That's that's what I would say capitalism is that's her. It's not what capitalism is Rex planations is not correct to or sufficient by any standard capitalism. I I think a lot of people are confused on this. I mean, we're hearing these surveys come out that over fifty percent of young Americans oppose capitalism and this support socialism. And it's because they don't know what. Capitalism is capitalism is sensually is property rights. That's what it boils down to some people think it boils down primarily to the free market or the invisible hand or some phrase that they learned in high school. No, it really is sensually boils down to. Property. Do you have the right to own and possess something or anything if you have the right to private property? This implies a capitalist system private property rights, and now who would oppose private property rights communists, would socialists would I guess Alexandria, casu Cortez does but moral people don't oppose property rights. Nobody can make more argument really against private property. And why do we have a right to property? We have there are few competing theories as to why we have a right to private property. There's the labor theory. This is the John locks view of property rights. It's very popular among libertarians that I have the right to property because I have the right to my own labor. I have the right to the fruits of my labor, which is sort of true. But not really true. Like, for instance, if I may winemaker I'm the laborer at a vineyard, and I make wine. I press the grapes and make wine out of that. I don't have the right to the wind because because I have the right to my labor, but I don't have the right to the grapes. I don't have the right to the field. I don't have the to the presses. I don't have the right to any of the other things that are necessary to make wine. So I have the right to my wages for making the wine in that sense. I have the right to the fruits of my labor, but I don't have the right to the things that are made with my labor. Another theory is the legal right is the legal theory of property, which is that if the state says you have a right to property then you have a right to property again. This is pretty insufficient. This would be Thomas Hobbes's theory of it probably. And that isn't really defensible that you see how that breaks down. Like, for instance, once Alexandria Casio Cortez runs. Your government. There is another theory. Call the personality theory of property, which is that I guess this is a little closer to it. Which is that private property is essential to individuality. It's essential. The development of the human mind, which requires things in order to your to have individuality to develop your human mind, you need certain things and in order to have things you need to have the right to have things. So that's close. It's a little vague though. Obviously, the real reason the actual defense the moral defense of private property is a biblical argument. It's very basic moral argument, which is that that's how shalt not steal. That's why that's why we have a right to property is. Because thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not steal presumes that someone has property and you have your own property or maybe you don't have your own property. But you even if you don't have your own property, you can't steal somebody else's property. Just because you want it. And Furthermore, thou shalt not covet, thy neighbor's goods, even if you really want his oxen, you cannot covet that oxen that's wrong. These are the arguments against. Or rather us through the arguments for private property and against taking private property away from people pope pious the tenth in one thousand nine three. But this very clearly he said, quote, unlike the beast man has on earth not only the right of use. But a permanent right of ownership. And this is true. Not only of those things which are consumed in their use. But also of those which are not consumed by their use. So it's not just that you have the right to own a cherry pie or a cigar. Which is eaten and burned. You have the right to own instruments of capital. You have the right to own a computer, you have the right to own leftist tumbler to store your safely store, your leftist tears. He goes on. He says, quote, private property is under all circumstances. Be at the fruit of labor fruit of labor being the the wages that you receive for your labor or acquired. Conveyance or donation a natural right and everybody may make such reasonable disposal of it as he thinks fit. This is what it comes down to private property is a natural right for AO. See to say that capitalism is irredeemable is to say that private property is redeem you you can't morally defend private property. But quite to the contrary, you can't defend an economic system without private property. That is indefensible private property is a natural, right? Our country speaks very highly of natural rights, the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness which demands the ability to own property civilization would be impossible without private property. You know, the the pilgrim's found this when they came to America on the Mayflower they were sort of communists in the first couple years after they landed and they quickly found out that it would lead to starvation and men would. At work of under Bradford wrote about this. He said Mendel wanna work under the communist system, they just lay about all day because they don't wanna work for another man's benefit. And so. Quickly. He learned that we needed to institute some private property. They divvied up land in a private way. All of the sudden production flourished, whilst no family could exist without private property to have it. What is having a family, you'd have some say over your family's affairs? You need to provide shelter to provide food you need to provide educational this things require money. All of those things require private property society would break down, communist, governments, socialist governments. They say that they don't like private property. But of course, we've never in practice. We've never seen a society get rid of private property. What happens in communist and socialist societies? They just steal the private property from others. And they consolidate it at the top. That's what happens in Cuba. That's why the Castros are so rich it's not because the private property doesn't exist. It's that they took all the private property. So with the ruling gladsden Venezuela's with the ruling glass did in the Soviet Union. That's what the ruling class would do under AO sees system. She goes on to call America, garbage. But first, let's thank we the people holsters. We the people holsters will help you defend your liberty and property they make custom-made holsters produced in the USA, they designed their own holsters in house means they don't use any third party molds for their holsters. Instead, they design every unique mold in Las Vegas in order to best fit each and every firearm perfectly. They even have their own three d design team which measures every micro millimeter of their guns to ensure the perfect fit their unique and intuitive clip design allows for you to easily adjust, but the can't ride of your holster. So that it will fit comfortably insecurity at all times. 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This has been acknowledged by moral philosophers for all of history going back to Aerostat will then she decides to take her argument to eleven calls America, garbage. I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are. But where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of like ten percent better from garbage is what we settle for. It's like this like if feels like mom. Moderate is not a stance. It's just an attitude toward life of like. She she is. So so millennial just that the way she talks she can't finish sentences. She can't complete a thought. So she says ooh will kind of random justifications three words here. In three words there. Ding-dong? What are what are being bang? She sounds like a typical rich kid. That's actually what she sounds like. She's there in her. Nice custom or, you know, designer clothing south by south west very decadent capitalist festival. She's sitting there being interviewed. She says, oh, you know. It's also terrible. Oh, the on we owe. It was just so it's so hard to find good help these days. So I just it's like, I need something. I'm really passionate about, you know, just oh, excuse me. I'll have a little a little the Chablis a little warm. Could you get a little? Thank you. Oh, it's your so terrible. I hate my life who. This is what rich kids do this is why rich kids will do drugs in the suburbs. Because they don't they don't have any real troubles. They don't have any struggle. They don't have any sense of something they're struggling for. And so they complain about how nice things are. They don't have good. They've got it. They don't know the value of a dollar. We know AOC grew up in relative affluence. She didn't take her studies. Very seriously, obviously, she hasn't worked terribly hard. She didn't you know, she she worked. She lived with her parents, according to vote a records until two thousand sixteen issue was working as a bartender. I don't know how many days a week, and then she's on the public dole now and funneling money into private companies and things like that for her own use. She doesn't value. What we've got here. This is a problem with millennials, especially those who grew up after the Cold War because it has an attitude. It implies an attitude. Of easy. Come easy. Go. Oh, this this civilization. She didn't work for this to quote, Barack Obama. She didn't build that. We've inherited this fabulous civilization, this wonderful American society, where everything is really nice, and peaceful and rich and just lovely. We say, easy, come easy, go. Let's try something totally different. Let's just throw it all away. It's it's that Chesterton fence problem. She gets up. She sees all of these American institutions, all these American ideas. And she doesn't know how they got there. She doesn't know why there's no tear it down. I don't see why. It's there why it's private property it. We don't need. Do we need that? Now. I don't think so just tears it all down. It's so disrespectful. It is. This standing on the shoulders of giants and thinking that you're flying standing on the shoulders of giants in spitting on them. Say who cares? Will you didn't? You're not so great. I'm so much better than you. Because I'm a modern person I'm alive right now. Gorbach imagine that calling your country garbage going your countrymen garbage. When we say that the left hates America. This is what we're talking about. They protest the American flag. They call the country garbage. Her words, not mine. Then she goes on to explain why America is garbage. They should not be hunted by the specter of being automated out of work. Right. We should we should not feel nervous about the toll booth collector not having to collect tolls anymore. We should be excited by that. But the reason we're not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don't have a job, you are left to die. And that is at its core. Our problem what society is she living in gosh, the fantasy society in her head sounds really awful fantasy America's really terrible place. Of course in real American. Nobody is left to die. As a matter of fact, anybody can go get healthcare illegal aliens, go to the emergency room all the time. The nobody is left to die in America. She says that if you don't have a job you're left to die. We have an extraordinarily generous unemployment insurance system. We have extraordinarily generous unemployment medical benefits, Medicare, Medicaid all of these programs. Not to say nothing of the civil society to say nothing of charities that provide these sorts of things, but she says people are left to die in America. And then think about the point on automation. She says look we shouldn't be upset if a job gets destroyed because. That that means that you don't have to work anymore. Isn't that great? Then you don't have to work. I mean, this is her doubling down in the green new deal the draft legislation says that they will provide money for people who are unable to work or unwilling to work these I don't want to work for my keep. That's fine. You're just get a check unwilling to work. And then people said, oh, she's being taken out of context. She didn't really mean that. No, she did. She saying it right here unwilling to work this what a good. But what it also misunderstands is the role of work because we all joke. You know? Sometimes we're not joking. We say, oh, my job is killing me today. Gosh, I've been on the road for weeks. I'm hitting the road. Again, you know later I've had a headache for a while. I just some days you just don't want to wake up and go into work, except work is a very good thing. Adam worked in the garden of consider that in paradise man worked man is supposed to work. It is good for man to work. What would you do if you didn't work? I think it was Moliere who said they was Moliere somebody said that hell is the place where you have nothing to do. But amuse yourself all the time. That is what hell is. I mean, you know this. If you have take vacation for the first day, you're just like, yeah. You're just binge-watching net. Flicks, you're drinking. I don't even going out your stuffing your face and then by day four sort of lazing around your dislike, I don't know. What to do? I'm waking up anymore. We have to wait is good to work. Even if you could tax the rich soak, the rich give everybody a free check that would be worse for society. This is why the universal basic income is unhumorous per se. That's white is just wrong on its face because it is bad. Not to work is bad to incentivize people not to work. But how is Alexandria says you Cortes going to pay for everybody not to work one of the reasons that this ideology or or questions of what do you want to call it democratic socialism or techno future ISM are like whatever it is. It is because our technological advancement as a society has outpaced our system for handling finite resources because now we are preaching approaching infinite resources what? This is this sounds like that one of those late night bull sessions that you know, you have freshman year when you're really hammered. That's what she sounds like she's. Yeah. Man. 'cause. Because you know, man, we're thinking in a fine. I world, you know, fine. But imagine if it were infinite, which is where we're going. We're not going by the way to an infinite resources economy things in the material world are finite. This woman, by the way is twenty nine years old. She has a college degree, theoretically. It was she majored economics, which is evidence to decertify the US economics program. We're what does that mean? We're thinking in this minor. You know, this kind of finite infinite finite. No, no, no. She says that Bill Gates has an idea we have the clip of her Bill Gates idea a lot of different solutions or a lot of different proposed ideas about how we go about that. Bill Gates his talked about taxing robots at ninety percent. And what that means what he's really talking about is. Taxing corporations at ninety percent. But it's easier to say tax robot. So not really, actually, it's no surprise Alexandria Cortez. Doesn't know very much about how taxation works. She thought that attacks incentive was just giving out money from a slush pile with regard to the Amazon move into New York. So she doesn't know what taxes or what Bill Gates means when he says, we need to tax robots is not that we're going to tax corporations we already tax corporations, and we're going to continue to tax corporations, and until President Trump we had one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. What what it means to tax robots is to tax capital investment? Right. So if you're a business owner, you've got your money, whatever your cash flow is whatever investment, you've got whatever money you've got your use. You can put it into one of two things capital that is to say. Renovating the store buying robots touch screens at McDonald's, capital technology, or labor people. You can hire more people you can pay your people more, you can whatever capital labor. Those are the two places that you can invest your money. So when you tax the robots what you are really taxing is capital investment. So what you are really taxing is automation. So what you are really doing is creating an incentive to keep paying the toll booth operator. So what you're really doing is the so where Alexander says you Cortez began her argument is don't worry about the tollbooth operator. Let the tollbooth operator lose her job. We're going to automate everything it'll be great. And how are you going to deal with the tollbooth operator? Oh, we're going to create economic incentives, not to automate anybody. So that the toll booth operator keep for jobs. You just said it was good for the tollbooth operator lose her job. Now, you're advocating for economic incentives to let the tollbooth operator key her job. All of this all of this amounts to AO. See not really understanding very much about economics. This is no surprise. So what does she do? She doesn't know much about economics. She doesn't know about the moral arguments for this economic system. She can't make any economic arguments for her own system, which is socialism or democratic socialism, whatever she wants to call it. So then she pivots as they always do. And they can't make the arguments that they're trying to make they pivot to a racial or. I think a perfect example of how special interests and the powerful has pitted. White working class Americans against Brown and black working class Americans in order to just screw over all working class Americans. Is. Is Reaganism in the eighties. When he started talking about welfare points. He's painting this really resentful vision of essentially black women who were doing nothing that we're sucks on our country. Right. Who said black women hold on a second. Let me let me rewind the clip I'm gonna go through. I have a little monitor over here of everything Ronald Reagan's ever said about welfare queens, where did it can. We just go through every. Oh, yeah. He didn't mention black women. You mentioned black women. Alexandria, Casio Cortez. Mentioned black women that's the subtle racism. That's what is revealed what she's saying is that when Ronald Reagan says people who just sit at home and don't work at all. And just collected check from the government. That's not good. And we should reform that what AO see here's is. Oh, it's just those black women's just those lazy blacks, that's what she hears. But he never said that she just heard it. Why did she hear it? I don't know. Maybe that's her own prejudices or biases or bigotry or whatever. She is doing exactly what she accuses Reagan of doing. But then she switches, you'll you'll see to settle generational shift in the socialist argument. But for that you've got to stick around go to daily wire dot com. Ten bucks a month one hundred dollars for an annual membership. You get me you get the Andrew klavan show. You at the Ben Shapiro show at test questions in the mail bag. You get them at wall showing ask questions that backstage, we got one of those coming up, you'll get another kingdom. You get everything. You get the leftist tears tumbler. They taste good old. You know, what this one tastes like this tastes like that little smirking kid from Covington high school, you know, the one with the maga- hat, it tastes like just two hundred fifty million little CNN, leftist tears, one after another nice little lawsuit, leftist tears, and you're going to have to get multiple tumblers because you're going to need one for the Washington Post one for CNN one for the New York Times one for Ilana mar one for all of these people go to daily wire dot com. We'll be right back with a lot more. So is doing exactly what she accuses Reagan of doing. She says that what Reagan did was to pit white working class Americans against Brown and black working class Americans. When did he do this? I don't know never saw it happen. The one example, she gives us welfare, queens, but welfare queens are not in the working class because they don't work. I think to be in the working class you have to work that seems to be a very basic definition of working class. So she can't give any example, but she is using this racially divisive language, and she's accusing her opponents of racial bigotry, which is what the left always does. But this is a subtle generational distinction back when Bernie Sanders and Karl Marx were inventing, communism back in the nineteenth century, they would sit together, and they would breakdown society only along class lines. So it was only the working man, the poor the industrial labor verses the capitalists the rich guys. Whatever. This was good for a time. This worked for them for a spell. But what intersection -ality manage to do was added in all of the racial identity politics as well. And that's where is so it's no longer sufficient as Bernie Sanders Dunn's to only talk about the poor and the rich and to demagogue the rich and to vilify the rich. Now, you have to go a little more particular and vilified the rich white people. You have to say that the the rich white men or the rich white straight men or the rich white straight men who think they're men you have to get much much more specific why is this more useful? Because by definition, you're getting to a smaller minority. This is the ninety nine percent versus the one percent kind of rhetoric. So when you get to that smaller minority it's easy for everyone to get behind it. It's easy for you know, there was one time I was in DC walking around DC. And I walked by the Hebrew Israelites. Those are those black supremacists. Who were in the incident with the Covington high school kids, and they're kind of a mainstay in DC and New York, you hear them calling out, you know, you white devil, and you white this. And and I was then in a coffee shop, and I hear these two girls ahead of me say gosh, those those black Israelites, they they called me a white devil. And they said that I'm an oppressor because I'm a white woman. And I said I said guys. Are you crazy come on? I'm a woman I've been oppressed to. Oh my gosh. Oh, no. Here we go. She had the right reaction, which is ridiculous. No, I'm not oppressed. And neither or you. You're here in the richest country in the world, you almost certainly don't work and yet, you're very large people. So clearly, you're eating just fine. One of the biggest problems among the poor Americans their fat obesity. That's a first world problem. Everyone has this lovely decadent sort of thing. You can stand here on the street shouting, your vicious remarks and nobody's going to arrest. You nobody's going to stop you. This is a pretty easy society to live in. That's the right response. But instead she has to take the respondent to say, oh, no. I'm victim to please. Let's gang up on the white guy. But because we're on the same side BUSTER. I mean, that's that's what a oh, see that's what intersectional politics or convincing people to do. But this is the new generation. This is what the New Democrats are. And there was a comical display of the old Democrats Howard Schultz, Colorado governor. John Hickenlooper over the weekend. They came out they tried to make their case for why they're they're better than AFC at handling these issues. It just falls flat. Here's Starbucks CEO. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in the green new deal. There is a proposal that says that by twenty thirty every building in America is going to be transformed to clean energy. Now. That's a well intentioned idea, but it's never gonna happen. So my question to the people who are proposing. These things is let's propose things that are true. That are honest that are sincere and that are realistic. Just to put the math in context that would mean that twenty seven hundred buildings -oday between now and twenty thirty would be transformed and the government doesn't own those buildings said they would have to mandate and the cost to it. Yeah. Come on guys. Come on guys. Can't we just look I'm on your side. But can't Howard show is the girls in line in DC. Howard Schultz is is that kind of that squish who says to the lunatic to the bully who says I'm on your side. No, no. I'm not look, I'm on your side. But can't we just he Howard Schultz is the kind of guy who in college says look communism's beautiful in theory. It's just that in practice. It's no good. No, no, no, no, communism is terrible in theory. It's awful. It's anti-human. It's horrific and wicked and evil. The green new deal is terrible in theory. It's not good in theory. Maybe the people who wrote it have good intentions, but it's very terrible in theory. It's a very terrible thing to tear down every building in the country within ten years and rebuild it. So that it runs. On candy canes, and daydreams or something that's very terrible. Why why is it so too because I like my home. I don't want you to tear down my home. Most people don't want their homes torn down just because you don't want them to use the air conditioning. Why else well because we have historic buildings in the United States, we've beautiful seventeenth century buildings in some cases. Should we just tear those down some of those beautiful buildings from the nineteenth century, just rip them all all the beautiful apartment buildings in New York. Knock them down historic mansions in the south knock them down. All those great on bourbon street, New Orleans. Not knock them down. What do you have left? You've knocked down your country, the White House knocked down, but you have to it's not it's not up to standards knock down building. It's terrible. In theory. The green deal is offline theory limits, your choice it takes away your private property. I'm not saying that. We need to live in some libertarian ridiculous fantasy utopia either that obviously, that's that's crazy too. But we right here today right now in reality have private property. We have a country we have buildings we shouldn't rip that all to the ground and Schultz thinks that by feeding that crocodile by appeasing that Alexandria Casio court says she's going to eat him last by feeding the radical socialist intersectional left. Maybe he can compromise with it. No, he's just a Neville Chamberlain like all the rest of them. The John Hickenlooper. He's he's I guess he's running for president or something. Maybe I don't know. I got like a Google alert sort of. And I guess is that these the governor of Colorado who's probably not even gonna make it to the verse debate. And he's going to run on a similar sort of thing. This guy thinks that by appeasing these radicals he'll be able to eke his way to the nomination. He won't even say that he's not a socialist. You didn't interview earlier in the week where you were asked three times if you would call yourself a proud capitalist, and you wouldn't directly answer the question it led Howard Schultz who's possibly candidate to say if even a successful businessman and entrepreneur governor Hickenlooper can't openly support capitalism. The democratic primary. It's clear. This is Senator Sanders party. Now, why are you uncomfortable calling yourself a proud capitalist? I've been the point. I was making is that we defined people by these labels that that often have all kinds of associations. And baggage with them in that sense. Do I believe in small business? Of course, I believe it's small business started probably more than twenty different small businesses. I'd have in one year. I'd have over a million customers. I understand that. But what's happening? I think it's kind of a silly question. We should be looking at some of the reasons behind why we have less and less stars. We should the reasons why you know, more and more people aren't wanting to start a business. Oh that is. So pathetic this guy. John Hickenlooper is a businessman, but this is also your evidence, by the way that corporate America, the kind of chamber of commerce Republicans. They're just liberals. They're just left-wingers because the culture is left wing and business just wants to make money, and they go along to get along and they want to minimize their exposure minimize their own abilities minimize there. Michael risk. And so they just go along with the leftist culture. It's why you can't really trust those guys to advance a conservative agenda, but he won't even say, he's not a socialist. Oh, I just think these labels are so silly. What's the point of all these labels? The point of labels is to let us know. What you think that's why we have words. That's why Adam and the garden going right back to Adam and the garden one of his jobs, there was to name things to give things labels. So that we can discern them. So that we can differentiate between them the whole process of creation is a process of discrimination and discernment and separation separating the land from the sea separating the light from the darkness separate, right? Separating these things. So that you can name them. Why don't we have a name for light and a name for darkness? I mean, isn't that just silly? No, it's so that we can identify it. Why do we why do we used? That's why we use words politics is speech. This has been true since Pericles has been true. Since Aristotle politics is meaningful speech and politics is using speech to convince people to persuade people to make arguments to appeal to people's pesos to appeal to people's to eat to have spirit to to exhibit spirit to appeal to people's logic. Logos. That's what we that. Is this is rhetoric right in what Hickenlooper wants to do is weasel his way to the democratic nomination. He wants to be everything to everybody. But he can't stand up for anything. Why would you ever vote for John Hickenlooper? What is just nothing? John Hickenlooper in the most important matters of the day. Would you say that your ex or why would say neutral a little bit were more neutral is going to work. No, it's not going to work in the democrat primary Kamla Harris is the weather vane. That's how you know. Which way it's going Comal Harris is a cynical politician Willie Brown old politician just admitted to cheating on her cheating on his wife with her and then sloshing her political career because of that she is a tough lady, she's pretty sharp, and she's going to say, whatever she's got say to get the nomination. And she she's the weather vane. She is moving left. She actually endorses the basic. Utopian leftist progressive communist, while it whatever you want premise in a recent impromptu campaign speech is a fat that we can change human behaviors without much change our lifestyle, and we can save the future generations of our country and this world, did you say that we can change human behavior. We can change she's saying we can change human nature as which is saying this is the project of progressivism were leftism is to change human nature. Not just now, they know might not happen tomorrow. But over time we're going to fundamentally change human nature in that is going to bring us to you told you what they seem to forget. Is that utopia doesn't mean the best place? It means no place. You topiary means no place at doesn't exist. That is a terrible idea. You cannot change human nature. That's what makes it nature. It's what nature is. And so when people have tried to change human nature over time, it has resulted in unspeakable human, misery. But she admits that's their purpose. We're not just taxing the rich little bit more. We're not just. Liberalizing certain social morays, we're not shitting. No, we are going to change human nature that is their project. That's how bishops that's how dangerous the left's project is. And let me tell you Kamala Harris has a much better chance of winning this nomination than John Hickenlooper before we go after say word about Tucker Carlson media matters for America, which is a leftist assassination Rupe? Character assassination group. They're not actually going out there with guns. They tried to assassinate people's characters. It exists to get right wing commentators taken off the air exists to censor right wing commentators. That's the whole purpose of media matters. And it is disingenuously referred to as a media watchdog group in the mainstream media. It is not it is a hit squad from the left to censor right wing commentators. Because they were afraid of what we have to say. So they. Dug up some footage Tucker Carlson from thirteen years ago. I think it is when he was calling into a shock jock radio show, and they are trying to take him down over this tape. For that. He didn't warn Jeff didn't marry underage girls. He's in he's in prison for facilitation of child. Whatever the hell that means that means he's in prison because as weird and unpopular and he has a different lifestyle. Other people find he's an accessory to the rape of children that is a felony and a serious one at that. What do you mean an accessory? He's got some weird religious cult where he thinks it's okay to marry underage girls. But he didn't do it. Why wouldn't the guy who actually did it who had sex with underage pro? He should be the one who's doing like. Okay. What is I don't even understand what I'm supposed to be shocked and outraged and offended by here. He's calling into a show. What's the show cold like the love bunch something? I mean, it's some ridiculous of shock jock show, and he's calling in and they're saying provocative things to one another and making jokes. That's what this is about. And Tucker Carlson makes the point that you should be punished for more severely if you actually have sex with an underage girl than if you're just there at the time. Right. Like, if you're the cult leader that it's bad to be a cult leader. I don't think a person saying it's good to be a cult leader. But it's it's worse to have sex with underage girl. And but I'm supposed to be really offended or something. And that oh, they were really upset about this one. Because talk RA Courson. He said unawed word exit Stewart, we run into her all the time seems like a cheesy. Yes, they're very she seems extremely. All I step over me. She seems now go ahead. She does seem a little. You said it. I'm just agreeing with you. Because I love for Tucker Carlson tonight on MSNBC girl that comes across. So the word I you can't obviously here we bleep it out. So word that rhymes with Punti. Use your imagination. And so the guy the guy who was hosting the show. He says, yes, she seems kind of Punti, wink. And then Tucker says, yes, she does seem kind of Punti. Okay. That that's what he said because no one I'm sure no one that media matters has ever used that were the seaward nobody there has ever said it had had. No, right. None of them. Of course. Not now what they would say what media matters would say. Well, I think it's perfectly fine to call women that word all the time. But Tucker says it's wrong, but he did at one time. So right. Okay. Okay. What are he he made a joke with a guy? One time on a shock jock show Kay, cool. Dude. Also, by the way, at least Tucker Carlson has standards, which occasionally violates as we all do what standards. Do you have media matters? These guys I have. I mean, there is no first of all Tucker Carlson will not lose even one viewer over this. He will not lose one. No. I mean, this is such a disingenuous. Hit job against Tucker Carlson, but they're going to try to get get the right to lose their viewers. This is what it's so weird. Because we don't really do this. We I don't really care if Rachel Maddow has show. It's double income for me. I don't really care if joy Reed has a show. I care about the hypocrisy. I care that right wingers are losing their shows and left-wingers or not that's what I care about. I don't care if I don't know who Chris as I okay, you can have a show. I don't watch it. I'm not a lot of people watch it anyway. But that's fine. But they get their so offended because the left knows that they can't beat us in an actual exchange of ideas. So they have to censor us. They have to shut us up. It's awful. These people are awful media matters for America. They are characterised asan's, and it would be a real shame. It would be a real shame. If somebody went out and dug up some dirt on Madeline pelts, for instance, who's a public writer for media matters for America or Christina. Lopez g you know, that would be real. That's another one of the authors. Authors at media matters were Eric. Hainan Cokie, would be a real shame a damn shame. If someone went out and dug up some embarrassing moments from thirteen years ago on any of those people it'd be a wouldn't that be awful because then they would get a taste of their own medicine. And they would realize why graceless society is so awful. I would I would mention a few more of the public writers, except I can't as the cowers at media matters for America, usually hide behind an anonymous byline, frankly, at least those three people put their names on their on their hit jobs. I'll actually give them credit for that the rest of them. Just hide behind an entity would be a real shame. One of those writers at media matters for America got a little taste of their own graceless medicine show. Love more to get to too bad. We're running late. I will see you all tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm Michael Knowles. This is the Michael Knowles show. The Michael Knowles show is produced by Robert Stirling, executive producer, Jeremy Bori, senior producer Jonathan. Hey, our supervising producer is Mathis Glover, and our technical producer is Austin Stevens. Edited. By Danny d'amico, audio is mixed by Dylan case hair and makeup is by Jessica, ovarian production assistant, Nik Sheehan. The Michael Knowles show is a daily wire production copyright, daily wire. Twenty nineteen guys over on the Matt wall show today, we're gonna talk about this Tucker Carlson situation Carlson is in trouble for saying bad things and offering bad opinions and telling bad jokes on radio show a long time ago. And now the left is pretending to be outraged in in calling for him to be fired. But I don't think it should be fired. In fact, I don't think he should face any consequences at all. And I don't even think he should apologize. And I want to explain why we'll discuss that at other topics today over on the Matt Walsh show.

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Ep. 734 - The Wayback Machine

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Ep. 734 - The Wayback Machine

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Well, we'll begin with media matters doing what media matters does being terrible people who spend all of their time digging up old comments by people. They don't like. Now, the way the media covers all these media matters stories is they cover it. As though suddenly audio was unearthed is the old material suddenly rose up out of the soil like volcanic eruption and suddenly the material was made public. So what you will see today is headlines about Tucker Carlson of Fox News in which the media report that holds audio emerges where it's a USA. Today's headline is Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize amid uproar over past comments on extremely primitive women, and then you've got a headline from. N N dot com. Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize for his misogynistic remarks. And then you've got marketwatch Tucker Carlson unapologetic after using seaward hurling, other insulted women in interview shrugs off as naughty. Hey, oh, this just randomly occurred. You know, it's magical. It's spontaneous. And the outrage is very real. K it's not it's not you end up in any way. It is very real. It's a bunch of people were walking around and suddenly old audio from two thousand seven just boom clock them right in the head, and they were super offended. And now they've decided to hashtag boycott Tucker Carlson is living go back to the beginning. Here's what media matters is media matters was a Clinton associated institution. Founded by David Brock who's one of the slimy. Est. People in the history of modern American politics, and it was specifically designed to take right wing hosts off the air media matters was specifically designed as an organization that was going to target right wing hosts, the members of the quote, unquote, vast right wing conspiracy, and then destroy them. And the way they were going to do this is they were going to dig up comments or finds comments. That they could either take out of context or that they could spin up to two levels of rage unforeseen by human is before. And then they were going to call up advertisers. They're going to militarize a small base of people to call up advertisers on right wing shows. And then convince those advertisers to pull their advertiser advertising less there'd be blow back and boycotts. So they did this to Rush Limbaugh. Remember, they did this to Rush Limbaugh and the aftermath of his Sandra Fluck comments. You'll remember that they've tried to do this to Sean Hannity. They've tried to do this to Laura Ingram. They've tried to do this to pretty much everybody on the right media matters makes a living going after the advertisers of everybody else named this huge endowment from a variety of left-wing sources, including George Soros. So they have a huge amount of money. And this means they can dedicate employees fulltime to simply going back and digging up everything that people who are conservative have ever said. And then trying to use those things to club them over the head. It's all bad faith. It's all gross and the specific goal. I mean, they're not shy about this. This specific goal. Is to knock people. They disagree with off the air. Now, this is actually very easy business. It really is. I know because a few years back, I run an organization called truth. Revolts truth revolt was specifically an openly designed as right wing version of media matters. We said so openly. It was an aspect of the David Horowitz freedom center. Truth Rable was designed to do was create mutually assured destruction. So for example, what we would do is every night, we'd watch Al Sharpton show and every night, we'd watch Martin Bashir's show and every night, we'd watch Alec Baldwin's show every Friday night, and then we would call up advertisers. We would have one hundred people now Zala took we'd have one hundred people. We would issue Email. So those activists, and we'll tell those activists call these advertisers and tell them to stop advertising on Martin Bashir when Martin Bashir says that somebody should should excrete into Sarah Palin mouth, and then the advertisers would drop because advertisers are notoriously squirrelly when it comes to political when it comes to political advertising. They don't want the blowback mostly advertisers want to be left alone. Mostly what advertisers want is they want to be able to advertise their audiences. And peace. They advertise on a wide variety of shows every advertiser on my show, for example, advertises on left wing shows as well. And that's good for the country. It is good for the country that advertisers advertising a wide variety of political shows. But media matters wants to make it unpalatable for advertisers to advertise on any show that is not on MSNBC, which is why they are now digging up audio that was publicly available when Tucker Carlson was working for wait for it. And that's NBC. And now they're using it to try to start boycotts against wait for it. Fox news. That's what media matters. Does you have to understand this agenda before you can understand why all of this outrages ginned up? Why all of this is fake why enormous amounts of this outrage is simply created out of whole cloth by the left wing in order to target Tucker Carlson. There's not one person hashtag boycott Toca Carlson today whose regular watcher of Tucker Carlson show, not one there's nobody going after tha Carlson today who's a Tucker Carlson fan. And now is just shocked at the stuff. He said to Bubba the love sponge between two thousand six. In two thousand eleven because that's what all of this is the columnist. A researcher media matters who has the worst job in America, Madeline pelts. She says she spent one hundred hours listening to Tucker's old episodes with Bubba the love sponge, a shock jock radio program between two thousand six in two thousand eleven now you may be asking was any of that old audio offensive at the time that people really care at the time. And the answer was no Bubba. The love sponge is actually a pretty popular radio show, and it was certainly popular back when took her was on it. And no one seemed to have any real problem with the stuff. Tucker was saying because they understood this is a shock jock radio program where the entire purpose of the show is to shock people. The love sponge was basically a software version slightly of Howard Stern. So this is the same thing as when the media tried to dig up old appearances of Donald Trump Howard Stern. And then use that to bash Donald Trump as though appearing on Howard Stern is what people really think or is the appearing on Bubba. The love sponge is Tucker's most thought out political commentary. So media matters spent hundreds of. Hours hundreds of man hours digging through the archives to try and find stuff that they can go after Tucker for and honestly, this is how the internet works. Now. I experience it pretty much every day myself or folks on the left will go back into my Twitter archive and try to find something take it out of context. Find a battle tweet that I don't agree with anymore. And then bring it up ten years later. And then say, oh, well, you know, you're a bad guy because he tweeted this ten years ago, you know, what I don't have a time machine. You know, what you do have on the internet is a way back machine hit the way back machine allows you to see pretty much anything know, do you want has ever said what that means is that you're probably gonna find some stuff? You don't like. But here's the deal. There is a statute of limitations when it comes to political opinions if you have moved forward from those opinions, or if you're asked about those opinions, and you say, yeah, I don't believe that anymore. That's fair. Because you know, what you're not. You can't do realistically speaking go back in time. You can't Tucker can't go back in time to two thousand seven and say to Tucker in two thousand seven on Bubalo on Bubba, the love sponge, you know, Tucker. Yes, struck her. You know, what took her? I think it's a bad idea to say that. All right, Tucker. I agree. That's not something we can do in real life. Here's what you can do in real life asked Tucker about those comments. You can say, you know, Tucker, you said this back in two thousand seven is that something with which you agree. And then you make any good faith response from Tucker Carlson. You can always tell the folks who are bad faith in politics by the refusal to hear any response to their own old stuff. If you go to somebody, and you say to like Bernie Sanders, for example, you say to him, you know, back in the nineteen eighties. You defended Cuba. What's your take on that? Then you have to listen to his answer. Maybe he says he was ignorant. Maybe he says that he agrees with what he said, then whatever it is. The reason that old audio of Bernie Sanders is still useful. Because Bernie still believes all the things that he believes back in the nineteen eighties. The same thing. I'm sure is not true of the stuff that Tucker Carlson said on Bubba loves bunch. And listen, this is not about me defending Tucker per se. I defended James Gunn, James Gunn was director. You'll remember him from guardians of the galaxy. And James Gunn had some bad old tweets some battled tweets and made in which he made pedophilia jokes. And those were taken out of context in bad faith to try and suggest that James Gunn was actually pro pedophilia or was a pedophile himself because he was making pedophilia jokes because just like Tucker. He was a shock jock back then and he was doing shock jockey things. Right. Tucker resigned with a shock jock. James Gunn was sort of a shock filmmaker. And that's what. He did. And I said at the time this is old stuff. Everybody knew about it at the time. That's not what he does. Now. Why are we doing this? Why do we have to manufacture outrage? There are enough things to be outraged over in modern American life. You don't actually have to go back fifteen years to the stuff that people said back on Twitter and then get angry about it. And we see this in its most extreme form with a couple of weeks ago. People going after the old comments from nineteen seventy one of John Wayne and getting outraged over crap that John Wayne set John Wayne been dead for fifty years and people are still getting angry at the stuff. He saying why because it connects with a political agenda, which is to polarize us in the here. And now so here is what media matters found. So they went back, and they found some stuff that Tucker said on Bubba the love sponge in which he diminished, the actions of Warren Jeffs who was then on the FBI's ten most wanted fugitives list for involving arranged legal marriages between adults and underage girls. He talked about sex and young girls, and he defended statutory rape. Now some of this. I'm sure it was him just being Schalke because with Bob. I love sponge. And all of it was public at the time. It was like he was saying this behind closed doors and suddenly emerge by with loves punch was widely listened to. Nobody seems to have a problem with it. Then because he was on MSNBC. Now does that mean his comments are unobjectionable? No, if he actually believes that this stuff is agree GIS. But the question is do you actually think that Tucker believes this stuff? Now, do you think the Tucker actually believed that stuff then or was he just appearing on a shock jock radio show and saying shock jock dings because he was on with a shock jock. A media matters knows better than this. Obviously, this is all bad faith, garbage. And everybody knows it's bad faith, garbage. So Tucker has now responded to all of this. He put out a little statement. We'll get to that. In just one second first. Let's talk about your morning coffee. So I will I will tell you yesterday the clock skipped forward and I woke up in the morning, I was dead. And that's why I needed my morning coffee from black rifle coffee more than coffees in American institution. That's why when it comes to starting my day. 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They can portion of their sales to veterans and first responder causes in their coffees. Terrific. Go black rifle coffee dot com slash Ben. Check it out and get twenty percents off your entire order already. So Tucker has fired back at media matters. And he did so in what is the most appropriate way? He he tweeted out this statement media matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago, rather than express the usual. Ritual contrition how about this? I'm on television, every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think you can watch anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on. And explain why that's refreshing good for Tucker. Honestly, good for Tucker. Because here's the way, this usually works media matters target somebody over a statement that is objectionable but not career ending or they dig up a piece of old audio that nobody cared about twenty years ago. But now we're all supposed to care about now. And then the person is hit with a wave of advertiser boycotts and they express contrition for their comments. And then the contrition is used as an excuse to pummel them further because it's an admission of guilt, and then the person apologizes further, and they just sort of hope it goes away. This is media matters. Emo is what media matters do this is their favorite thing to do. And they in their allies will do this based on comments that forget about objectionable Tucker's comments from two thousand seven they'll do it based on unobjectionable content. They tried to do this to me early this year when I made some comments about why pro-life people would not be in favor of abortion. Across the board. Even if you knew that person was going to commit crimes in the future. And it made a reference to pro-life people not killing Hitler in the womb. Because the idea was the pro-life people don't believe that you should be able to kill people based on the possibility of them committing future crime. That was specifically directed at an argument in the book freakonomics folks on the left took it out of context. And then they tried to call our advertisers. And manufacturer outrage this is what folks on the left to so good for Tucker Carlson for not playing that game. Good for Tucker Carlson for saying, listen, I'm not gonna pretend that my contrition is going to somehow alleviate your crazy. It's not going to. If you want to ask me about it today. Come ask me about it today. But if you're going to dig up old stuff that I said ten years ago, and then use it as an excuse to destroy destroy me as a human being tried to destroy my livelihood. You can go to hell honestly, good for Tucker. Because this is what the response should be from everyone. You know, what the response to be from everyone when somebody digs up a piece of ten year old audio honestly, their response should be was it public. If it was then the response should be am I supposed to be? Deeply disturbed by now. Maybe I'll go ask this person about that audio. And then if the person doubles down on a bad of on a piece of bad audio if the person doubles down suggests that they were right about a then that's an that's a here now problem. So explain in just a second. What this means for people who are not Tucker Carlson, like for example, joy Reid over at MSNBC. So jewelry host over an MSNBC and joy Reed has a long history of bad blog posts that are bunch of homophobic, blog posts, and anti semitic blog posts apparently back from two thousand four two thousand three going back fifteen years ago and people were digging those up and using them against joy Reid. And my initial take on joy Reid was exactly the same as it was on Tucker Carlson, which has she shouldn't be fired. She shouldn't lose advertisers. If you're going to lose advertisers. You should lose advertisers based on stuff you say now not stuff that you said back in history because nobody has a time machine. We all the way back machine, we can all see what people said ten years ago, but none of us can go back and correct. The things we said ten years ago, if we're given the opportunity to do so now, and we don't that's different story. And that's where. Relent wrong. So joy Reid was asked about all that stuff. And instead of what just saying, listen, I've grown I've progressed. I don't believe those things anymore. I wish I'd never written them. Which is the honest way to go about a conversation with any human being if she had done that. That's fine. Right. This is the way that we all deal with stuff that we've done in our past that we don't like when we have a fight with our spouse. Forget ourselves we have a fight with a friend or an acquaintance, and we say, I really didn't like what you did to me a year ago and the process, you know, what you're right. I'm sorry. That's the end of the story is it not now, it's different. If the person says, you know, what I'm glad I did what I did a year ago. I'm glad I smacked in the head of year ago. Good for me that's a sin in the here. And now that's not a sin in the past. You can't correct sins in the past. All you can do is express atonement for them or say that you've changed and changed DRA mind. That's all you can do if you double down on them. That's in the here. Now. That's where joy Reid went wrong. Because what joy Reed did is. She said that wasn't me. I was hacked. I never made a mistake. I've never made a mistake. Now. Again, I've talked about this in a variety. Of context. This idea that we have now created a society where it is impossible to apologize for stuff that you've done in the past where something arises from the past. We talked about this in the context of of Kevin Hart during the Oscars. So you tweeted something ten years ago? You did a comedy routine ten years ago and people now bring this back up to train wreck you, and if you apologize say aha, that's because you were guilty, which means you were bad. And because you were bad we're going to try and rescue or alternatively say, I've changed it said. Well, you don't get to change. Sorry. If you really if you didn't like that stuff. You said you should've preemptively come out, and you should have apologized for preemptively. That's the take of a lot of folks, I'm left what that means. The only people you're going to get in politics or public life are people who are a unrepentant or be willing to preemptively every time. The they changed their mind preemptively come out and say something about it and unburden themselves. You talked about this in the context of Ralph Norlin in Virginia. I said about even row. More than the democrat in Virginia. With whom I heartily disagree on a variety of issues, including infanticide. I said about Ralph northern that if Ralph Nordmann come out about his Facebook in one thousand nine his yearbook nineteen thousand five the one where there was a guy in black face and a guy in cake outfit and said that was ignorant and terrible of me. It shouldn't have been on my Facebook page. I feel terrible about it. The reason I have not commented on it. Until now is because I feel guilty about it. I wish people had forgotten now that it's raised again, it's opened old wounds that I that honestly I wish had been buried. I that's not been my life. That would have been a good response to the situation. Instead, he said that it wasn't his it somehow sneaked into his yearbook he gave the same answer as joy Reid. Well that is a sin in the hero. Now, that's not a sin ten years ago or twenty years ago or thirty years ago anymore. That's a sin in the here. Now, here's the way these things should go. Honestly, somebody brings up an old thing. He said you either say I agree with it or disagree with it. And then you say, you know, what deal deal if you're if you're that offended by crap I did fifteen years ago, take a hike and if. Say it now, then you have a right to be offended. But none of this twenty years later. I'm going to go back and dig up something that you did. And then get super offended by now. That's that's generally absurd because once more there are no time machines. You don't get to wreck somebody based on stuff they said twenty years ago without even asking them, whether they agree with it now or looking at whether they were joking or whether they were on a shock jock show or any of the rest of it because let's be real. You're not actually outraged by this stuff. The number of people who are actually outraged by Tucker Carlson's, bad comments from two thousand seven is no one everybody on the left. And again that doesn't mean the comments were outrageous. I think if I had heard these comments in two thousand seven maybe I would have been outraged. I didn't know about them. But I'm not going to pretend to be outraged by something the Tucker Carlson said on Bubba the love sponge in two thousand seven sorry. I have better things to do with my life. Now. Tucker comes out today and starts defending Warren, Jeffries, if Tucker comes out today and starts talking about how much he's in. In favor of twenty-seven year olds in arranged marriages with sixteen year olds which is allegedly what he said, well, it's what he said on tape with Warren Jeffs or whatever about Warren Jeffs on the on Bubba loves bunch. If he says that today, then there's a reason to rip them up and down. But there's no reason to rip them up and down based on old audio that he has not even given a chance to talk about or defend or disassociate himself from. This is the reason this is dangerous is because it can be done with pretty much anybody anybody who's been in public life for more than the last. Thirty seconds is going to have stuff on their record. Nobody likes and if we make it the rule that you can't advertise on any show where somebody has ever said anything you dislike ever. There will be no more political. There will be no more advertising, political radio or political television. It will in fact circumscribe the capacity of people to bring their political opinions to the four we'll be polarizing the pub the public for no apparent reason. If you don't like Tucker yard, you don't let Tucker how many people additionally don't Tucker today because of stuff that Tucker said fifteen years ago or ten years ago, or whatever it is the answer is zero everybody already had an opinion. All that fo- outrages is though, and this is outrage from media matters, and they do it professionally because they're real goal. Here is not to make America better by cleansing it of its past sins. That is not the goal here. The goal here is to throw Tucker Carlson off the air if they don't like Tucker Carlson, they. Watch your show tonight. And if he says something they disagree with then they should then they should argue with him. But I will also say holding advertisers, responsible for the ten year old sins of hosts is really gross. You think that that joy reads advertisers, approve of everything joy Reid said two thousand three they weren't advertising with her then. And by the way, if you're gonna boycott anybody for Tucker's comments boycott MSNBC, they were hiring Tucker at the time he was working from NBC when he said this stuff not for Fox News. All right. Meanwhile, the Democrats are full-scale embracing socialism, they're enjoying the ride to the left. We'll talk about that. In just a second. First. Let's talk about congress. I've had it with them. You've had it with them. We've all had it with congress. Frankly, also had it with the executive branch. I'll be honest with you. I've had it with the vast majority of the federal government at this point. Because they've completely overrun the boundaries were drawn for them in the constitution of the United States, those beautiful checks and balances they'll created by the founding fathers to limit the power of the federal government. They've been completely overthrown. And that's why one of the ways that we can fight back is to us. A convention of states. Am a big believer in calling a convention of states where we the people can propose amendments amendments like, for example, reestablishing the checks and balances between congress and the presidency getting rid of executive branch agencies ensuring that legislation passed by congress is understandable and on a single issue. No more on a bus packages. There's lots of stuff we could do with some constitutional amendments calling a convention of states. However is the only way to make that happen there. Already three point eight million people with us on this. They're more everyday. So join me, and my friend, Mark Mettler, go to convention of states dot com slash Ben and signed the petition today that is convention of states dot com slash Ben go check it out right now. The limitations of the constitution have been overthrown. There's a reason to reestablish them. Go to convention of states dot com slash Ben to sign the petition today, and volunteer and help out to great way to help. Restore the founding philosophy of the country by reimbursing the constitution. Alright. Speaking of people who have not embraced the constitution. The left has decided to full-scale embrace socialism. Which is deeply exciting. Bernie Sanders is correct. He is he is. In my opinion, the clear front runner for the democratic nomination. At this point. I know Joe Biden hasn't jumped in. But I think that the best day of Joe Biden's campaign will be the first day. Bernie Sanders is making overt outreach plays toward the intersectional base. I've been saying for a while the Democratic Party is really splintered along one line intersection -ality versus socialism. Now, they don't necessarily have to be in conflict. And this is where Bernie is going what he's trying to do is say that socialism ought to be applied. I for people of minority status. He believes that socialism overall is a solution for everyone of every race equally. But Bernie is now beginning to make sort of overtures toward the intersectional base. He's trying to jump into the Americas racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobic place as opposed to America, just eight four people which was his his old line. So Bernie is coming out. And he's saying listen, my radical ideas have now been embraced by the base of the party. And this, of course is exactly right. That we talked about here in Iowa four years ago that seemed so radical at that time well today, virtually all of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people. And they are ideas that democratic candidates from school board to presidential candidates are running on today. Okay. So you know, he is right about this. The fact is that because we live in a time where people are disconnected from the actual impacts of socialism there if you people in the United States have ever lived under socialism and all of them are ex patriots from socialist dictatorships, essentially, it's very easy to reimburse bad ideas, because nobody ever sees the price tag one of the beautiful things about being Bernie Sanders in being a socialist in general in the United States. Is you get two point two programs in other countries and say we ought to do that. And then when people ask how do you pay for that, you will it'll pay for itself, which is the same thing you hear in timeshare presentations, and it is not true in whenever somebody says, you know, what forget about the price tag. It's going to pay for itself. Check your wallet. Because I'm sure it is gone and somebody is already buying stolen VCR's from the back of a truck with it. That is the way social. Liz intends to work. Well, it's not just Bernie Sanders embracing this stuff, it is the mayor of New York. So Bill de Blasios tweeted out over the weekend brothers and sisters. There's plenty of money in this country. There's plenty of money in this world. It's just in the wrong hands. Yes. I would like all the money to be in the hands of a man who has never done anything for his entire life Bill. The blasio. I also love the brothers and sisters come Rodman, come Rad's. If we just we are this far from an omelette all we have to do is break a few eggs. Gotta get rid of the kulaks. They have all the money. Once we take the money. It'll be all better, by the way worth noting New York City is bankrupt. So that sad. So his own city is essentially bankrupt at this point. And he's got nothing to say about that except that he wants to take more money from rich people, which of course, is not going to work again, the reason even New Jersey, even New York governor Andrew Cuomo who says we can't we can't raise taxes on the rich people anymore in this state. They're all leaving and going to Florida. The largest contingents of New Yorkers outside of New York is now living in Florida because everyone is leaving including by the way, Alexandra Okaz, yo Cortez's mom who said she moved down to Florida because there was less property tax. But Bill the Blasios still trying to play this class warfare game where he is pushing for taking away wealth from some and giving the wealth to other socialism is all fun and games until it's actually implemented when it is implemented in Venezuela. There's no electricity. Caracas? Venezuela is now in its fourth day of complete darkness refrigeration has failed. People are eating spoiled and run food socialism working wherever it's tried and Tom can be Norway Denmark, guys, those are capitalist countries with some redistributionist programs stacked on top. If you're talking about socialism, you have to talk like Bill the Blasio, which means nationalization of industry and removal of money from those who make business to those who don't well. One of the lead proponents of this nonsense is of course, Alexander Okasha Cortez. Who says the same dumb stuff is Bernie Sanders, but his younger and more attractive and snaps her fingers in his formation. And so she's cool. I guess I don't know what that means. Any case AOC says if you do not? Have a job. She's speaking at south by south west. And she said if you don't have a job, you're left to die under capitalism. That's what socialism means not leaving people to die which is weird since socialism killed over one hundred million people in the last century and killing a bunch of people in Venezuela. Right. This instant, but apparently under AO see if you don't have a job under capitalism. You're left to die. We should not be hunted by the specter of being automated out of work. Right. We should be excited by that. But the reason we're not excited by it is because we live in a society where if you don't have a job, you are left to die. And that is at its core. Our problem. Oh, that's a problem. Oh, you're right. She she's the first person ever to discover that leaving people did is bad which is weird since again, socialism routinely leaves people to die so long as those people get in the way of the grand socialist vision. Mass exterminations under socialism have not been rare. Turns out does it are still in jail in Cuba people in Venezuela. I mentioned starving to death China eradicated, some forty million of its own citizens the Soviet Union routinely gulags political opponents and also killed a bunch of people in the Ukraine in the nineteen thirties. So socialism, basically has been a party, the the notion that socialism is just wonderful for human lives that they are seeking to preserve. Every human life. And then if you don't have a job, you're left to die under capitalism. It's just absurd. First of all capitalism has been responsible for more people rising from extreme poverty than any force in the history of humanity. Look at world GDP since the implementation of free markets, and what you will see a straight line up. It's exponential growth in world GDP since the implementation of free markets when it came to top down control of government top down control of markets via government. You don't even have to go back to the socialist past to see how much that has failed. That was the rule not the exception in virtually all human societies up until about eighteen hundred. And then we started thinking, hey, what if we left individuals to pursue their own economic decisions in peace and world GDP exploded. It is also amazing to me and truly astonishing. How folks on the left so often conflicts government action with kindness me, I don't know much gives charity I do know that people who tend to vote socialist give less journey than people who tend to vote Republican because Republicans tend to be religious? And that means that we spend a lot of our money on charity give tens of thousands of dollars. I mean, literally per person in many cases to charity if you just look at the studies people in red states, give more charity than people in blue states, people who are religious give more charity than people who are nonreligious people vote Republican give more charity than people who vote democrat. These are just well established facts the inflation of government action with helping the poor is truly perverse. The fact is that over the long span of history, including modern history, the first place that religious people go when it comes to hard times is the religious community under capital at capitalism does not bar you from being part. Of a social institution that hopes pick up the slack government grabbing all the resources in getting rid of the profit incentive, which is what ails wants to do. She doesn't just want to redistribute the game. She wants to get rid of the profit incentive entirely as we'll see that generates enormous poverty. That's not about helping the poor. It's about dragging everybody through the mud including the entire Connie. We'll get to that. In just one second. First. Let's talk about hiring at your business. So you don't wanna hire people who don't know what they're talking about. Like, you wanna hire people who actually know how to do a job that is why you ought to be using ZipRecruiter. Hiring used to be hard. Multiple job sites. Stats of resumes. 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And also when people say, are, you a socialist and people say if by socialism, you mean unicorns in a meadow filled with gumdrops, and you're like, no, that's not what I meant. I meant nationalization of industry abolition of the profit motive and generalized poverty, when they say if by socialism you mean, and then say a lot of good things that are no what socialism is ales. He doesn't actually know what socialism is because she's lived in a capitalist country her whole life. I mean, I it's it's so funny to me that she talks about people lack privileged American society. She went to Boston University. She got a degree in econ and learned zero things, and then she bartended and at twenty nine she went straight to congress does that sound like a life where you lack privilege. We're things are real rough for you. How does she think things would have gone for her? If she'd been living in Cuba or Venezuela or China or Vietnam does she think things would have been lots better for her, you know, in socialist countries? Anyway, AFC says capitalism is irredeemable this is may be the most pathetic stupid ignorant statement of I dunno at least the last forty eight hours because stupidity is running real high these days. Here's AFC, Colin capitalism. Irredeemable, you know, the system that has raised one that has raised virtually everyone on the globe from abject poverty that system according to her there's been an eighty percent decline in the world's worst poverty since nineteen eighty. But according to a OC capitalism is irredeemable. Capitalists, isn't to me is it's an ideology of capital it puts capital. The most important thing is the concentration of capital. And it means that we seek and prioritize prophet and the accumulation of money above all else, and we seek it at any human and environmental cost that is what that means. And to me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed. Okay. That is no what you should even talking about. That is not what capitalism suggests capitalism does not suggest that profit by destroying other people is okay. That's all it free markets. Are you don't get to violate the rights of other people, for example? You know, it's not capitalism me and my friends voting to steal your money kill you. And then use your money for what we want according to seize description of capitalism that fits right in right? Maximizing my own personal profit at cost to you. That's not what capitalism is free Ma. Markets are about the idea that you as an individual having Nate value given to you by God that I as an individual have Nate value and that in recognition of each other's value. We own our own labor and creativity. And that we can trade our labor to one another for additional benefit to ourselves. And that we have a right to accrue profit based on our voluntary exchanges with other people. That's what capitalism and free markets are when you mischaracterize capitalism, socialism, it's real easy to fall in love with socialism. It's truly incredible. And then it's hilarious. She describes what she thinks capitalism is and everything that she describes is actually an aspect of corporatism of a perversion of free markets. So she says you don't feel bad about capitalism is the corporations have taken over our government. Just as there's all this fearmongering that government is going to take over every corporation and government is going to take over every business or every form of production. We should be scared right now because corporations have taken over our government. Okay. Corporations have taken over our government, so bad. Yeah. Okay. So her proposals the corporations should not take over government. I agree Kate corporations should not take over government. You know, what that's an aspect of corporatism top down government control. When the government has too much power corP's tried to grasp at the government's power. You know, what also is not a solution government taking over corporations in both cases. You're talking about small groups of people who are now controlling the entire system on behalf of themselves. But she doesn't see this. Because once again, it is easy to be a socialist. When you never actually have to imbibe the cost when the cost has nothing to do with the actual proposals that you are making now AFC's foolishness doesn't stop there. And the reason we spent so much time on this is because AOL see really is in the same way that Donald Trump is the ID of sort of populist nationalism. He says whatever comes to mind is the ID of socialist pushing the United States and that it has about as much brains as my two year old son sticking his finger repeatedly into the light socket. And then declaring himself lightbulb. This is this is really dumb stuff. Okay. So let's continue ANC is talking here about how real capitalism is about corporate exploitation. That is not what capitalism is about. And then she suggests you knew it solve all of this. If we taxed corporation and ninety percent so people can sit around writing poetry now. This is something that I remember Nancy Pelosi suggested a while back. She was talking about why healthcare should not be connected to having a job. And she said that we wouldn't want people to have job walk. We wouldn't want people to be locked into jobs, you know, where they have to provide services and goods to others at a price. Instead, we want is people who are able to fulfil their deepest aspirations like finger painting or writing poetry here is saying the same thing, let's tax corporations at ninety percent. So people can write poetry one thing. She doesn't seem to understand who's going to work for the corporation, if the corporation makes no profit thereby providing the pay for people to do useless crap. Like write poetry that. She reads Bill Gates his talked about taxing robots at ninety percent. And what? That means what he's really talking about is taxing corporations at ninety percent. And we should be excited about automating. Because what it what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves more time creating art more time investing investigating in the sciences more time focused on invention. More time going to space more time enjoying the world that we live in. All I'm sorry. What are we can stop? What is she talking about? What does she even more time going to space on what on what more time doing scientific inventions? Right. Because what we need is that the unemployed are typically were all the best inventions. Come from. That's that's usually where it happens. Right. You just quit your job. And then you go in the back room and you tinker around like, you're on wonder lab from the nineteen nineties on Nickelodeon with Bill Nye or something. And then you that's when you come up with the greatest inventions, greatest inventions are not made by people, you know, employed by universities, or or who are working for some sort of are indeed apartment, the greatest inventions are made by unemployed people in their basements, historically, like, Dr Frankenstein, for example, unemployed guy in his basement made an awesome, you know, person out of different body parts unemployed. What if that guy had had to work, would you have ever made an animate monster? No, he would not have. And then with the world's have been worse off. You bet you bet. What is she going to space? What would you? She think people go home and these big rocket in their backyard. You think you on musk just goes home and builds a rocket in his backyard, or does it take billions of dollars to build those programs home about I mean, legitimately the insane. Ignorance of the human being being touted as genius. And she says, oh, let's tax corporations at ninety percent. Okay. If we tax corporations at ninety percent of their profit margin. You think they're going to maintain the same employment base? Do you really think they're not just going to fire people? Or do you think that maybe they will organize and they different way without filing as an LLC, for example. They'll just file as an individual, and then you'll get conglomerations of individuals while just divvy up the money as it comes in to avoid the legal ramifications of filing a corporation. Oh, the level of stupid. Finally, she finishes up with her her real proposal. The real proposal of the socialist is is that America is no good, very bad. Terrible Alexander's horrible. No good, very bad day that is that as characterization of the United States America is garbage. She actually says America is garbage. This this beneficiary of the greatest freest most democratic system ever created by human minds. This human being is suggesting that America is garbage as she sits there having been useless, virtually her entire life now being championed at south by south west. She was more useful in choose bartending leashes, providing a good or service somebody wanted now she's providing good or service, nobody wants taxpayer expense. I think all of these things sound radical compared to where we are. But where we are is not a good thing. And this idea of like ten percent better from garbage is shouldn't be what we subtle for. It's like this like if feels like moderate is not a stance. It's just an attitude toward life of like. Dream big guys dream big America's garbage, we have full employment by economic statistics. But America's garbage she's sitting there at a conference for losers and getting paid for it presumably or her campaign is and she's sitting there in presumably a nice, a nice set of clothing, which is great. Everybody should have nice clothing in a nice chair with a microphone making Instagram for making Instagram videos with her with her instant pod that she got on Amazon a capitalist corporation after taking Uber a capitalist corporation using sweet potatoes provided by a capitalist corporation on a camera provided by a capitalist corporation to people who are consuming it from their homes, which they paid for with money earned from a capitalist corporation, but America's garbage guys America's garbage. Now. What's Larry is about this is you have to have not visited or learn or read a book, or you know, sheltered? You have to believe they have to be to believe that America's garbage truly sheltered, you know, privilege. You have to be. To believe that America. In two thousand nineteen is garbage. You're the most privileged person in the history of humanity. Be living in this time in this place. If people were dropped into America twenty nineteen from eighteen hundred they would literally think they had died and gone to heaven as of nineteen hundred one in every ten babies died in infancy as of eighteen fifty the average life expectancy in Europe was thirty six point two years. The average life expectancy. And she's talking about America's garbage our average life expectancy is over eighty. No one is dying of starvation obesity is more of an epidemic among the poor in the United States than starvation is and it ain't close. We have more of a problem of our of our poor people dying of heart attacks from being overweight than of dying from starvation yet America is garbage. The the utter ingratitude of this perspective is truly astonishing end the mischaracterization of free markets and the attempt to paint socialism as some sort of boom for humanities good side as opposed to the collective simply trumping the individual, which is the root of socialism. The rue socialism is that individuals don't have power over their labor that individuals don't have power over their creativity that the only way for us to to ensure that human powers of flourishing can break free is by collectivize everything. And then redistributing it, so that some of us can finger while others of us have gun pointed to our head at the behest of the federal government. If that's great to you. Then by all means joined the. Socialist revolution of AO. See and and Bernie Sanders. My goodness righty time for some stuff. I like, and then some stuff that I hate so things that I like so I was convinced by producer Austin that I should watch the umbrella academy with my wife over the weekend. I was also convinced my wife, so we were trying to browse for something to watch over the weekend. And my wife said this kind of looks fun. Don't we try this? And I said, well, you know, it's got Ellen page. I don't think she's much of an actress. Plus, I don't like her as a person's. And she thinks Mike Pence is responsible for fake hate crimes marriage. Like, you know, what don't be silly just because you don't like an actresses. Political speech doesn't mean that you shouldn't watch your show. And I thought you know, what good for my wife? This is correct. This is correct. So we watched the umbrella academy, and it's great, by the way, the best thing in it is the guy who plays Diego. I can't remember his name. He was also in a movie that I recommended last week with John Claude van Damme is terrific, actually, the m-. The show is called the umbrella academy on Netflix. It's a lot of fun. And it's it's really good. Despite Ellen Page's inability to act. Toba nine thousand nine hundred nine forty three women around the world gave birth. None of these women had been pregnant when the day I began. Much do on Florida's. I have adopted six children. Gifted with abilities. Beyond the ordinary. I give you. The I'm really academy. Does anyone wish to speak? It was a monster. Okay. So the show is actually pretty good. And it's pretty entertaining. The the time matters, David kosten, yada. He's terrific. It's the I can't remember the name of the kid actor also there's there's one who plays a kid, and he's he's really good. So the the show is fun. It's kind of a riff on superheroes. Genre stuff. And and I've been enjoying it. We're about three episodes in and it's definitely enjoyable so go check out the umbrella academy if you are a net flicks person. Okay. Other things that I like, so listen Milano speaking of actresses with silly political opinions. She tweeted out, I'm trans. I'm a person of color. I'm an immigrant. I'm a lesbian. I'm a gay, man. I'm the disabled, I'm everything. And so are you Kirk? She was talking to a guy who asks shoes trans. So why did you care about the issue? Don't be afraid of what you don't know or understand. No one wants to hurt you. We are all just looking for our happily ever after. No, it's hilarious about this. This was sort of the woke position like thirty five seconds ago. Thirty five seconds go. It was I'm all of these people were all the same, man. You know, you're trans and I'm not transport. We're all the same. Our inner humanity means that we're all the same unlistenable got eaten alive by the less. For this tweet. She got ripped up and down by the lessening. You're not any of those things you're not lesbian or not a person of color. Yeah. I mean, you are a person of color. You're not an immigrant. You're not trans. You're not gay. You're not disabled. You're not any of you can't even understand those experiences. How dare you suggest that I root wise a level of common humanity when the left left, it's one of my favorite things in the world. This sort of this sort of mary-anne Williamson, Sarah, McLaughlin, you know, EMA were all the same underneath stuff. That was the hot liberalism of two thousand five is now not woken up. And so listen Milano got destroyed for that tweet in which he was trying to suggest are common human. Man. The left to the left is going off the rails. Okay. Time for a quick thing that I hate. So Ilhan, Omar, you'll recall is the awful answers met a congressperson from Minnesota who has spent the last six weeks eight weeks and congre saying openly anti semitic things, and then quasi apologizing and then being defended by her democratic colleagues well over the weekend, she said that she was in fact, a victim once more she was a victim. What he looks like we experienced that EPA simple day. I have people every single day on Fox News and everywhere posting that I am a threat to this country. I know what is me feels to be someone who is a faith. That is Philip five. I know what it means to be someone who is of ethnicity. That is Philip fide. I know what it means for people to just see me as a black person and to treat me as less than a Hume. Okay. So this is her sticker. Stick is not that people are angry at her because she's a vicious anti Semite. The reason that people are angry at her is because she has a black woman she's from Somalia, and because she's Muslim now this is sheer nonsense when Ilhan Omar came to congress. She wanted to where he shop in congress, and they had to change the rules in congress because you're not supposed to wear head coverings in congress. And I actively applauded Ilhan Omar being able to where he job in congress as a person who has funny hat daily. I see no. Problem with anybody else wearing a hat for religious reasons or headcovering for religious reasons. I think that is totally utterly fine. I think it is quite good that we have Muslims in congress. I mean, I don't really care so long as you hold the right principles the problem with L Hannah. Mar she doesn't hold any of the right principles. She believes a lot of terrible things. So with all that said what she says is terrible. And what the right does. Then what the in the right criticizing or is, correct. The worst thing would be if somebody would come out and say that for example, Ilhan Omar shouldn't be in congress because she's Muslim and because that headcovering like that would be Superdome and we'd play directly into L Hannah Mars misdirected sense of victimhood huge union Perot from Saturday. She's not getting this anti Israel sentiment doctrine from the democrat party. So with it's not rooted in the party where is she getting it from? Think about it, Omar. Where's the he jab which according to the Koran thirty three colon fifty nine tells women to cover so they won't get molested is heard here is to this is llama doctrine indicative of heard hearings to sharia law which in itself is answer. Thanks to the United States constitution. Oh, no. So Julian that's terrible crap. Even Fox News came out and said we didn't approve that monologue, which is always a bad time. It's that's so gross and silly and stupid and backwards. No wearing that. He does not mean that you believe all sorts of evil terrible things. And this is this the the actual charge that that Omar level. The Jews Jews were suffering from dual loyalty to Israel is now being leveled at Omar in that particular clip with Janine Pirro, basically saying you were a he job therefore, you have dual loyalties here Islam principles and not to American principles, by the way. This is the same charge of dual loyalty that was originally. Level to Catholics in the United States people saying you're loyal to Rome into the pope instead of to the United States. It's sure nonsense. You have to show the actual conflict between the principal an American principles. You can't just point to somebody's funny hat, and then say well that because of that person's funny hat, they don't believe in America. If somebody did that about my Amoco, you'd be anti-semitism if somebody does it about ill hammers he job. That's a lot of phobia. It's silly. It's it's not just silly. It's it's nasty wrong. So Janine Perot is already quasi apologize for it as well. She should I will recognize here at virtually everyone online. I saw zero defenders pretty much zero defenders of Janine Pirro over this comment, whereas the entire Democratic Party infrastructure came forward to defend Ilana over being a rabid anti Semite. So does that already we'll be back here? A little bit later today with two digital hours. This is why you should subscribe. 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Tucker Carlson is Doing Trump's Dirty Work

CNN's The Daily DC

05:40 min | 1 year ago

Tucker Carlson is Doing Trump's Dirty Work

"Hi, I'm drew bb. The host of a new podcast from CNN called great big story. About the curious side of the human experience I know that sounds like a lofty idea. Hearing me up over the course of this show. We'll talk some of the most interesting people never from brilliant codebreakers to a couple building their own artificial island. You're itching for good story. You're curious like I am well. You might like the show. Give a listen wherever you get your favorite podcasts. For News is Tucker. Carlson Doing Donald? Trump's dirty work for him as the right tries to muddy up one of Joe, Biden's top vice presidential contenders. Today will discuss that plus a big win for the president and his allies at the supreme. Court and a reluctant Republican governor to join President Trump at his upcoming New Hampshire. Rally Hi Everyone I'm David Galleon the CNN political director. This is the daily DC. Tammy Duckworth the Democratic Senator from Illinois who lost her legs in battle defending this country is in the crosshairs of Tucker, Carlson and Fox News, in probably one of the most abhorrent displays of our modern day, politics I want you to. I, hear Senator Duckworth answer a question from my colleague Danna Bash on state of the Union on CNN, Sunday, and then Tucker Carlson taking his Fox News airwaves to denigrate her. Should statues for example of George Washington? COME DOWN! Well, let me just say that. We should start off by having a national dialogue on at some point. You're not supposed to criticize. Tammy Duckworth in any way because she wants served in the military. Most people ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you reminded what a deeply silly unimpressive person she is. Obviously it is so outrageous and beyond the pale. What Tucker Carlson is doing here Tammy Duckworth, a top vice presidential prospect for Joe Biden part of the Group of women he's vetting and seriously considering clearly the right is looking for the way in to try end ding her in advance of a potential VP selection. It's not just Duckworth a lot of the women that are being looked at by Joe Biden or get. Get hit with OP research from the trump campaign and its allies such as Fox News's Tucker Carlson, but this is such an egregious attack on somebody, who not only served in the military and sacrificed her physical body, her legs for this country, but it gets back to the trump ism of politics I mean. It's five years. I know since Donald Trump denigrated John McCain and his service, and saying he preferred people who didn't get caught by the enemy, which sent shockwaves through the Republican party but no more because. Because Donald Trump proved that that was not actually detrimental to winning. The White House and Tucker Carlson here is grossly following in his footsteps. There should be no place for this in American politics is not decent, and it needs to be called out obviously. Joe Biden himself thought so he was hosting a fundraiser with Tammy Duckworth and he said I can't tell you how he felt today. When I heard. The United States Donald Trump, questioning your patriotism I, found it virtually disgusting sickening. He said I'm glad I wasn't. Wasn't standing next to him. It's a reflection of the depravity of what's going on in the white. House right now again. What you see from a trump like Tucker Carlson is actually doing the dirty work that Donald Trump doesn't wanNA. Do himself. He'll re tweet it. His campaign will put out a statement in the name of their co-chair of veterans issues slamming dock worth, but it's Tucker Carlson who's willing to take the lead and make the gross attack on obviously a decorated war hero current United States senator. Now here's what else matters today. The Supreme Court after a string of defeats for Donald, trump in the month of June delivers him a big victory. The court ruled that the trump administration regulations allowing employers to get exemptions for religious or moral reasons from providing access to birth control coverage under obamacare can stand. This is a pretty resounding victory for the president, and it is one where the entire Republican. Republican establishment sometimes there's a divide in Republican circles about what trump fights for not on this issue on this issue of mandated contraception coverage in Obamacare. This is something that can unite all avenues of the Republican Party. Which is why it's such a big victory at this moment in time for Donald, trump and finally governor. Sununu of New Hampshire Republican up reelection in. In a blue meaning battleground state, he'll be there. He says to greet president trump on the tarmac when he arrives in his State for his campaign rally this weekend, but this Republican governors said he's not going to the rally because he doesn't go anywhere where there crowds right now. He's not going to go where there are. Thousands of people gathered. This is a sitting. Sitting Republican governor, and it may benefit politically I realized in his more democratic leaning state, but just on the merits he's following the science here in a way that the president is not who's coming into a state to hold a big in-person rally though it is going to be outdoors, it is still something that makes the governor of New Hampshire uncomfortable to attend. That does it for today's edition of the daily DC. Thanks so much for listening. We'll talk to you again tomorrow.

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 Tucker Carlson for president?: Politics Weekly Extra

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

26:07 min | Last month

Tucker Carlson for president?: Politics Weekly Extra

"Guardian welcome to politics weekly extra. I'm jonathan freedland. We aren't talking today. About where media and politics collide of course in america. They always have most famously. In the person of donald trump the reality tv star turned presidential candidate and indeed president. But it's that talk and that possibility is in the air again. Thanks to fox. News host tucker carlson. He's a phenomenon on cable news. Sometimes his show primetime own fox. News is the top rated cable. News show burner. He has developed a huge following among conservative tv viewers and the fox news base and as a result there is now talk of whether he might like donald trump before him polly huge media success media following into a political candidacy perhaps for the republican nomination for the presidency in twenty twenty four. Who better to talk about that. Then somebody who knows communications and somebody who knows the republican universe and that person is tara set man. She is a senior adviser with lincoln. Project that dissenting group of republican. She has made a break away from the republican party. Previously to that she was a former congressional communications director on capitol hill. She knows communications in the media. Knows politics so my first question to tara set. I was does. She know tha calcium. So given the fact that i've spent over twenty years in washington dc. I went to college here. I worked on many campaigns. i've worked in capitol hill The dc social circles for republicans are pretty small. Everyone knows everyone else. Particularly when you're in the media space so i have had social interactions with tucker carlson But i have never been on any of his programs or had any direct bates with him on air. Which i think today would probably be quite interesting. Yeah in these their gap between the public personal persona we see on tv and the person new albeit fleetingly interacted with in the flesh. Not really and i have a lot of friends and colleagues who had more interaction with tucker carlson both professionally and personally and they've all told me that he is Minimally less obnoxious in person. That could be his. That could be new brand slogan minimally lesser rashes. I like it so let's just talk a little bit. Go back. I mean when i was in. Dc myself Longtime go i'm a. I'm a similar age toco. He was making his start as this very young kinda preppy. Boyish guy with the bowtie who was on some of the conservative change. Lots of talk shows were all americans and american interests are paramount. At least two americans But i think it's america first in capitals the america first movement of the thirties and forties that buchanan's comments from people of and that's with people find creepy. Go back and give us the history of who he was before he became the frontman of what is you know. By some measures. The most watched show on cable tv. You know it's pretty remarkable because tucker carlson was wasn't someone that the republicans particularly the republican intelligentsia or the base took seriously He was just another one of those country. Club elitist republicans that had a gimmick with. The bowtie was provocative at times but none really saw tucker carlson power player early on you know. He went to prep school in the northeast boarding school. He married his high school sweetheart. He had some difficulty getting into prestigious colleges. He went to ended up going to trinity with some help from her of partly because she was the head teacher's daughter correct. He was the headmaster's daughter so that carried some weight for him. He didn't initially go into political journalism. journalism was something that his father actually had done but he was trying to get into the cia and was rejected so After having several children you know tucker has said in interviews that it was a financial necessity that he find work in an industry where he could make a little more money so he ventured into political television and said that his father said to him or you should try journalism. They take anybody yes right so i wouldn't exactly say that. That's a vote of confidence from your dad. If that's what he's telling you i would suspect that. A lot of tucker's Public angst in what he says on television in that internal anger probably comes from being rejected by his father and others and his mother left. When he was six they got divorced. His parents were divorced and she ventured over to france and he didn't really have much interaction with his with his mom. But i digress After he was rejected from cia decided to go into journalism he dipped his toe in in Getting on television with cnn. And when i was in college Crossfire was in the nineties. One of the most watched television political television shows. I would say bad night of democrats James carvel feels the same way crossfire was a debate. Show where you had a republican host democratic coast and then guests and they would argue. I mean really it just a chip in it just really kind of institutionalized the binary nature the fifty fifty division polarized vision of american politics because it was from the left. I'm certainly from the right. I'm sensor and they would just agree about nothing and it was. It was entertainment through combat. Absolutely you don't for tucker his his pathway into political journalism was interesting because he you know after a key. He had a rather contentious back and forth with john. Stewart the rather popular late night host former now late night host and You know and john. Stewart questioned the efficacy of that type of debate combat style program and politics and whether it actually served the viewers. Well i wanted to today. Let me and say wait wait. Let me wear what. I wanted to tell you guys. Stop stop stop. Stop stop hurting america. Okay now come. Work and tucker didn't handle that so well. And in his time at ms his time cnn ended shortly thereafter and he ended up over at msnbc coincidentally which is a network usually associated or associated now anyway with liberals and the left correct. I mean it was always associated with that it was. Msnbc was founded around the same time fox news was back in one thousand nine hundred six ninety five ninety six as a counter to fox so They've always been left of center. And so you know. He was a bit of the republican conservative. Standout voice over at msnbc. And that's where the bow tie became his You know more public signature. He started wearing it earlier but that gave him. You know the national recognition of. That's the bowtie. Then when he left msnbc while he was fired. I should say less because it wasn't on his own accord when they didn't renew his program. He decided to a ditch. The bowtie look and He started the daily caller An online right wing Quote news site depending on how you define news And there were some controversial folks associated with that that came from a very problematic all right perspective someone say racists someone say white supremacist and he had to clean that up a little bit but he used the daily caller really to get himself back into the good graces and get noticed on the right yes. It's a career. That's taken in from cnn through to msnbc and finally really finding is place on fox news where he now has the primetime slot on fox news and got himself a huge audience and sometimes tops the cable news ratings. What is it accounts. Though the reason we're talking about him now is the. He's not just immediate at a political player and has influenced voicing a particular strand of you. One wants to say sort of trumpian opinion within the conservative movement we have a moral obligation to admit the world's poor they tell us even if it makes our own country poor and dirtier and more divided just tell us about that one of the positions he staked out why is he managed to get that niche for himself. The interesting thing about tucker. Carlson is it really took megan. Kelly leaving vox After the two thousand sixteen election An opening up that time slot for hannity to move into nine and tucker move into that eight o'clock slot they moved things around For him to begin this ascent and he wasn't this rabidly pro-trump necessarily in the beginning but he recognized that. This was the quickest way to get attention. Fame and have tremendous influence over out the way people behave and view the news in view politics and unfortunately for a lot of people in this business. That's very intoxicating. He's got these kind of trademark style of getting on a real he would say kind of speech. You're like a tv equivalent of an editorial column of his critics them rant but he sort of goes off on and he's done one recently about mosques your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be different from your response to seeing. Someone beat a kid in walmart. Call the police immediately. Contact child protect or he'll talk about the phrase white nationalism white supremacy claiming he doesn't understand what it means. It's actually not a real problem in america white supremacy. That's the problem. This is a hoax. Just the russia hoax. It's a conspiracy. Theory used to divide the country when he does this from what you're saying it sounds like you believe it is a kind of persona. It is a performance and stick even which he knows gets an audience rather than being conviction. If that is your view what why. Why is that your your your your take on him. I actually think it's a combination of both I think that he's always harbored. Some of these viewpoints If you go back to his days in college it was recently unearthed that in his college yearbook. He put that he was a member of the dan. White society Dan white assassinated harvey milk the gay gay rights activist and progressive activists in san francisco. So tucker carlson has always had some some Sympathies gas for these folks and it was not as mainstreamed as it is now unfortunately because of the rise of donald trump and mainstreaming and so. I think that there is a certain amount of elitist notion about this whole white replacement theory. The democratic party is trying to replace the current electorate. The voters now casting ballots with new people more obedient voters from the third world but they become hysterical because that's another rather disgusting view about white people being fearful of being replaced by others and that creates at very us versus them other ism tribal attitude people who don't look like them and this is something else that he now has made into cottage industry that he's woven into his his public persona into his show and it's really quite dangerous yet. Let's talk about that danger. And the and whether you and i in our own inadvertent way now or at to that. Danger was a piece in the new york times quite recently. That said we've the media left and right is actually failing to learn the lesson all. I'm really glad you mentioned. Donald trump failing to learn the lesson all the donald trump campaign of two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen when even when it was appalled by things that donald trump has said would amplify them by the relevant clip over and over again on the news showing it and then discussing it and giving it more and more airtime and you think about something that you know tucker also my said recently talk that recently talking about immigrants making america a dirtier country dirty place that was amplified so that a whole lot of people don't watch fox news got to hear it all we now you and i even in effect adding to the tucker carlson phenomenon making him more fat powerful simply by the fact of talking about you know. I think that that's an interesting point because there. Where is the balance. Where's the balance between informing and inflaming. And i think that That new york times piece was correct. In that there was a lot more responsibility on the part of the of media and political journalism in twenty fifteen sixteen that led to the rise of donald trump and his eventual victory than they initially wanted to admit but it was great ratings and they made a lot of money before they realized that. Oh my goodness the sky could actually win. It was too late but when we start talking about it though we have to point it out. We have to call them out. We have to call out people like the tucker carlson for the misinformation for the obnoxious. A propaganda that he puts forth. Because if we don't that's the other side if we don't then how do we ever hold them accountable. So i think that you know trying to find that happy medium between Informing enabling is the challenge but fox news host is a harsh spotlight tonight tucker. Carlson has taken criticism for his recent comments on immigration. Some advertisers are leaving the other question though. Of course with this one is it is partly immediate story and there have been protests against fox for broadcasting tucker carlson and advertisers have fled in in in numbers away from putting their commercials on toxins airtime. And yet it doesn't seem to make any difference tara because he's still there and the ratings are still. Hi this is true. And what's the what's interesting about. That is a lot of people. Don't realize you think that That broadcast cable makes most of their money from advertising. But they actually don't a lot of it is from the carriage fees so the as long as cable companies continued to take in the revenue from the carriage fees. That will keep tucker carlson on air. And because there are more options for people to choose how they watch their their Television programming allow you to be more alicarte with what you watch I think we're going to start to see more impact through the consumer base making choices that they do not want channels like fox news or newsmax or away n. n and some of these other Rather out there right wing media sources and then that could start to hit the ball up the pockets of these of these companies and maybe they'll make a change so you look it's a media story but it's also a politics story and maybe before five years ago we would never have thought of this but now it's the first of all people have when they talk about tucker carlson and that is does this end with fox news or does he launch a political career and as i say it's donald trump that makes people think this is possible that you can run for president even having never served or even run for elected office before you hear it you talk of taco's and twenty twenty four. You know the republican world. You know the republican family and the republican universe. Do you see that as being a really serious prospect. Well yes and no. I would caution. Anyone who dismisses people who have no experience you come from a television or reality. Tv background those of us. Who did were terribly wrong about. Donald trump same thing with tucker carlson Now he has very limited appeal. He appeals to only a certain group of voters. And i don't know there are enough of them to elect him to anything but the idea that that his name would be in the same sentence as the office of the presidency. I think is just an indication of how far our politics have fallen. You look at some of the elected members of congress. Currently the marjorie taylor. Greens and lauren. Bogaerts people who are completely out of the mainstream who are just interested in performative politics and engage in out. They're crazy conspiracy theories dangerous conspiracy. Theories actually elected to the congress of the united states. People like that and someone like as as vile as tucker. Carlson is and has who has trafficked in this type of vitriol could even be considered someone on the twenty twenty four ticket. Now do i think he would actually do it. No i don't think he would unless he lost his show and it was a way to stay relevant. You make the point that look. He wouldn't have national appeal and and we agree on that in a way. That's not the point is it. You have to have repeal within that republican primary voting base and among them given his anti immigration rhetoric given his defensive. Donald trump given the kind of doc whistling on race. I i can't help but feel. He would be quite formidable in a republican primary. Tell tell me why. I've got that wrong. No i think that you have that right because he actually knows how to play to a crowd right. Could you imagine specifically that crowd that's right. He knows he speaks their language and he does it in a way that is less rigid than. Let's say ted cruz or Josh hawley other potential twenty twenty four candidates so yeah it's no longer about for the republicans. It's no longer about policy or ideology or you know Defending the constitution. And those things that you'd be tenants of the republican party are out the window now none of that matters. It's all about performance of politics. And i think that that is terribly dangerous to for for the health of our democracy. It is poisoned when we talk about tacos and twenty twenty four. The premise of that question in a way this assumption that donald trump himself would not run and he may will. but let's say he didn't do think he donald trump would get behind tucker carlson and i probably in my mind is the fact that he was close to colson even as president he made him a kind of unofficial foreign policy adviser. Good evening and welcome and tucker carlson tonight. We are live from padua south korea. Just behind us and you can probably see. It is the dmz the demilitarized zone. That's the barrier that separates this country south korea from the dictatorship right across the border run by kim jong. Un incredibly tucker. Carlson accompany trump on that famous trip. And we were privileged to quite unexpectedly become witness to history. The president held what turned out to be. Momentus meeting impromptu with kim jong un may kind of part of the inner circle kitchen cabinet. Can you see donald trump. Inducing taco's in two thousand twenty four. Listen i think that the the key point you brought up is this is all speculation only if donald trump does not run the twenty twenty four hopes for a lot of these other people. Some that i named crews and hawley and nikki haley. Marco rubio some of those some of those others Who are eyeing twenty twenty four hoping that donald trump goes away and doesn't run again because if he did he would get the nomination again. Which is destroy mind-blowing but donald trump likes the idea of being the king-maker. He likes the idea of holding the party hostage and blocking the others from being able to start their campaigns early. I think that he's going to string them along as long as possible given whether whether he's You know his health indoors. He's not broke or in jail. He will pull this all the way until the you know as close as possible to try to block others so he can have that power and would he endorse tucker. I think he would win. The donald trump's mind for years from now or three years from now you know tough to predict. We don't know what he's going to do the next day. But depending on how much tucker continues to kiss the ring and push trump's agenda that i yeah could completely see him endorsing tucker over the more traditional politicians like a cruiser. Holly yeah i think you said salute the crucial thing there which is dependent on how much tuukka calls and he's willing to grovel to donald trump and go on one or maybe even two knees to as you say. Kiss that ring. We always ask our guests on the podcast. A what else question and are what else question. This week is indeed about donald trump who has returned in a way to social media. With what is the guardian. It's health go a glorified blog. He's big hope obviously would have been to been reinstated on the big social media platforms including facebook. But the the to facebook's board voted on wednesday not to allow donald trump back and facebook executive. Nick clegg formerly deputy. Prime minister in this country said the company will take this into account when deciding whether or not to overturn donald trump's indefinite suspension from the platform. I mean how disappointed you. Donald trump will be to be confined to this glorify blog and not back on facebook and twitter. And so so. I was pleased to see that facebook did not allow him to come back on because part of the problem when we were talking about amplifying versus enabling is the role of the social media. Platforms the facebooks. The twitter's and i also recognize the the free speech and recent arguments on the other side of censorship. And things like that and d platforming. And so i understand. It's very complicated issue but we may only have that reprieve for another six months i. It's my understanding that in six months they will revisit whether to permanently keep him suspended or not and we may be having a different conversation men but it's frustrating for him because because twitter and facebook were his superpower the idea that he would start his own social media platform. There was some talk of that earlier this year when he was the platform to. I'll just go start my own trump. tv or you know some kind of social media thing that takes a lot of work and donald trump. Was we all know does not like hard work so it was too. It was too tough. So this glorified blog is just his way of blowing off steam. He sends out these ridiculously absurd statements from the office of the former president which is pretty laughable. And i don't know how long he'll be satisfied with that as the platform. I suspect we will see a ramping up of More of his colorful statements because he he just desires that level of attention and if he doesn't get it he'll do things until he does cut. Sounds like a small prediction tara. Set my thanks so much for joining us on the podcast. My absolute pleasure. Thank you for having me and that is all from me for this week now funnily enough neither donald trump not. Carlson sent us birthday wishes but many others did because this week. The guardian marked exactly two hundred years since our first four page weekly newspaper appeared published in manchester in eighteen. Twenty one throughout may. There's going to be lots of unmissable journalism for you to enjoy for example. There's a piece by friend of the focused david smith diving deeply into reporting from america for the garden. And you can find a link to that piece on today's episode description and of course there are special two hundredth anniversary. Podcast you to listen to whether it signs weekly with a physician looking back at guarding coverage of the so-called spanish flu pandemic from just over a century ago or wednesday's edition of the audio long. Read where you can hear the centenary essay from nineteen twenty one written by the then guardian editor and around guardian legend p scott so do head over to the garden website or pick up one of our print newspapers to see how despite turning two hundred years old only just getting started but for now. It's goodbye from me. The producer as always is daniel stevens. And i'm jonathan freed. Please look after yourselves. And thanks for listening for more great podcasts. From the guardian. Just go to the guardian dot com slash podcasts.

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ACS (Part 2): Tucker Carlson

The Adam Carolla Show

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ACS (Part 2): Tucker Carlson

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Eight pm eastern, by the way, see that five o'clock out here in California, at least on Fox News and the book ship buffoons is well, how a selfish ruling classes bringing America to the brink of revolution in that's available on Amazon or wherever wherever you find better books. So I had this notion Tucker. And we'll see how this works. And then you tell me what you think, but I have this thing in life, which is I'm very friendly with you and I'm friendly with Dennis Prager. And I'm friendly, which immi Kimmel, and I'm friendly with many people with many different political opinions, and my take on these guys are all good people, and they have great. They're great family people that you'd love you'd love Jimmy Kimmel to be your neighbor. And you'd love Dennis Prager to be your neighbor is well, not so much Tucker because when angry mob show, so. You have to shut the light to pretend you're not home. It's my neighbors do that. But my thing is I would you would be happy as hell to share a drink a beer, which IMI Kimmel or cigar with Dennis Prager. I'm not sure why there's this crazy chasm between folks that could check a box. If there was a laundry list of boxes to check that were fifty long would each check the same forty four boxes and there'd be about six of them that might differ. But all the other ones would be checked. Why this chasm, and it's sort of I understand we have bad wiring civilization sometimes and there's a mob mentality. But my thought when Tucker Carlson was coming in here today was I know Tucker Carlson is a really sweet guy. And then I hear what people claim you are. And you've probably heard a few of those claims as well. And I thought why don't we get to know Tucker Carlson, the individual and Tucker Carlson fifteen Tucker Carlson at twenty three and less Tucker Carlson, what's going on with the Mola report or at the at the southern border. I agree with that. And I by the way agree more broadly with what you said about having friends who you disagree with on whatever trade policy or God knows what some political issue. It doesn't make them not your friends, and I've my whole life had friends and still do. So my closest friends who I disagree with children. I disagree with mean, do you know what I mean, it doesn't doesn't end the relationship. I think this whole way of looking at the world through exclusively political lenses, a is a bad idea to dead end. Not only that. But it it's kind of you wanna talk about the rich pageantry of life. Yes. That they're everything. From race cars to hummingbirds two waterfalls to the spirit Ince's, you could have in life, and the notion that we're going to take the most divisive kind of uncomfortable, nuts and bolts and numbers, and whatever ver- part of life, politics politics. Most frustrating part of all that is life is politics taking a hike in Maui is not frustrating and driving a race car is not frustrating. It's exhilarating and paragliding is exhilarate wrestling with your kids throwing the football to your son going out to dinner with your family. Yeah. But idea that we we take this thing known as politics most frustrating because it by nature's frustrating. It can be no KP anything but frustrating, and the notion that we take that and we go all right. I'm gonna make that eighty nine percent of my life. That's an insane. It's a wrong. Supe- for for unhappiness and over time for mental illness. I mean, my whole week is structured around getting my head away from politics for sufficient amount of time every day that I don't go crazy doing a show about politics. If you know what I mean, you're you have to make yourself, and I do make myself when fishing every single day last week in the Potomac river with my flower out every single day got up early to do it because I couldn't stand the idea of sitting at a desk staring at a screen or texting about politics all day would make me into a really bad person worse than him. But but it is it's a siren song. And it'll it'll lure you into the rocky footage by design. It's look it's the same guy smoke Marlboro reds for many years as a cab. Instead of me when I was a kid. He goes. Yeah. They put something in these. You know what? I mean, there's something about I'm Barbara read is not the same. As a Winston repair lament Benson and hedges it's better. And that's why it's the most popular cigarette in the world. And I thought you know, that's true. And it turned out, of course to be true. There was a formula designed to make it hitching overtime addictive. This debates are taking place for a reason we never what was last time. You heard a sincere debate about our tax code. Why is it? Why is it that you as a working man pay literally twice the rate of someone who inherited money and his living off the interest? I mean, that's a fair. Maybe there's a good reason for that. But it blows my mind that that's not the topic of fifty percent of our debates because it's at least that important that's never discussed. Instead we. About gender and race and other things that are irresolvable not that interesting actually, don't get us anywhere guaranteed to make his each other for life. The worst possible topics for debate. And I think I'm not a conspiracy nut, but I think if I'm benefiting from a screwed up tax code rather people debate transgender bathrooms and debate the tax code because I'm gonna lose that debate alternately. That's what I think. It's true. Yeah. I mean, there's an element of jingling keys over here and drawing everyone's attention, and it always it's confounding because the whole thing about race. Well, first off if there's anything that's not changeable. It's the color of your skin or your gender. So although we're getting a little more fluid in the gender department. But by and large your woman or your black or Hispanic or whatever you are. You're just that you know. So this notion that we're going to start our tack based on something. That's not changeable is kind of a weird approach like if you're a basketball coach and you wanted to win you'd start talking about handling the ball hand going to your laughed moving the ball fundamentals pick plays boxing out all the basketball stuff, but you wouldn't yell at all your point guards to get taller. No, you wouldn't because that would be a waste of your time. It'd be wasting the point it'd be wasted the schools time we waste of everyone who wanted to win. It would get, you know, closer to winning because it's not really changeable. And if every time someone started talking about your record or points or three pointers or whatever, and you just kept going back to the height of the point guards. You would never have any progress in the discussion. So maybe if you kept doing that over time, it would be fair to conclude that you're not really interested in winning. You have another objective. Well, if you think about it, and you realize that, you know, if you wanna take that sort of analogy, and then we're going right into Tucker's formative years. Because that's what I wanted. But if you said, you know, you're talking about black America. And you said, look, it's. Oppressive racism, and it's the Jim crow pass and everything else. And it's basically talking about the height of the point guard, which is slavery. Jim crow. The society is we knew it in the fifties or societies we knew it in eighteen fifty or nineteen fifty unchangeable. It's it's unchanged. -able? It's no more changeable than the outcome of World War Two. It's just it's utterly unchangeable. So nine eleven is unchangeable World War One is the sinking of the Lusitania. These are all unchangeable in the cake. Right. So now, we could focus on what we could do moving forward mate make things better for a community. But if you wanna keep going back will never fix anything moving forward. And that's kind of the argument of the coach its power. His job is to not get fired not win just not get fired. And I think if your job is the stay in place, keep hammering checks and keep a status quo than that's your argument. And that is it's funny. You mentioned it that is in fact their argument, right? Okay. So Tucker young. Tucker Tucker grows up out here in southern California. Right. Yep. Where did you grow up in Sinoe? No, I lived here when I was little in studio city studio city sort of a town and a half over from Encino. So that's right around my neck of the world. Yeah. So right on a right, basically as on the valley side of canyon above do pars member departures on the ad bars. The restaurant, right and buddies toys on Ventura, and yeah, that's I grew up right over that pack when the head back when there was something magical about entering a toy store. Do you remember buddies? Yeah, I do with the place. We weren't allowed to go. Yeah. Down in nineteen seventy five and I went to the firearm. Forget it. It was. It was see by our kids go on the internet and look at stuff on Amazon, but they don't get the smell entering buddy storms and all the forbidden fruit behind the counter like in the glass display like the expensive locomotive exact like that looking at the really cool detailed stuff that they could pull out for you. But only if you're serious player. So you grow up in studio city and up on laurel terrace up there, and then in nineteen seventy six when I was six years old about to turn seven, my parents got divorced, and I moved and my mother left the country, and I move with my dad, and my brother to Loya and this happened at basically the same time that he got fired from ABC here in LA where he was an anchor. So you guys were up in for people that are listening around the country sort of the house from boogie nights. Nights kind of area when they went to Alfred Molina's house and the kid throwing the firecrackers that was kind of goals live right down the street. Yeah. Yeah. That was give you some sense over we lived. Yeah. So your mom leaves the country. That's unique. Yeah. And we felt so at the time, but. No it wasn't. It was not unique. It was not even unusual. Really? I mean, she think had to find herself or whatever what was what country. Did she go to shoot? The France was that she had any connection to France. You know, I don't honestly I mean the truth is I don't really know because I never saw her again. But that is I'm putting on my my love line had here. Talked a lot of people, and and I was sort of a strange from my mom as well. So I kind of dentist what this which is. I said the Dr drew many times when a father abandons the family, it's sort of a lot of biology a lot like I wanna move to Florida on bang cocktail waitress. I'll send you teddy bear exact for Christmas. I'm gonna Jewish. You're my lady friend exact you know, there's a lot of that. But I should when a woman leaves the family. There's something going on. Of course, heap -ly, psychologically with the woman in that. So your mom must have been going through something profound. I mean, she was a drug and alcohol person that is the truth of it. And she had a completely bizarre life to the extent, I know much about I don't really know what ton about it. She died seven years ago. So she left when I was six and she died when I was we'll see forty four forty three. So. Almost forty years and never no never talked to never a word now. And so my aunt called me when she died. She lived on a farm in the pure knees. I guess I've never been there. I brother, and I were only airs she'd been married a couple of times she was married to David Hawkins boyfriend while white sometime range, right? Yeah. Guy called moment. Dermott? I dunno whatever it was totally. And she herself as a sculpture, apparently, I'm not an expert on her life. I've meant to go back and learn something about it. But I just have such a busy life health. Is there a so there's a fair there's some parallels air, my mom never left valley village? She's still alive. She's still alive and much of what I've learned. I've learned a lot from people that inspire me out creating and doing super positive things. But I probably learned more from people that are fucking. Oh, for sure are you kidding? I've learned every by the way, I've learned nothing from succeeding myself. Not one thing. Success tells you nothing other than keep doing what you're doing kid, which is terrible advice. Always right. Only failure teaches you and other people's failures are just remarkable templates for voiding disaster. So I think you, and I seem to share this set of values mindset, default setting what everyone a call it. Which is we don't have time for the fluff. Pine the sky sort of artists nine of nonsense hippie flower, power, whatever because we realize. It's all just veiled. Depression, and substance abuse failed in this to be you and me kind of thing. Like I discovered that as well. For my months, you have to grow up around to know that right over quite put it as well as you just did. But that's that's right. It's all a cover actually for what's really sad. It's like it's a lot of this stuff is is a nicer way of saying, you know, I'm like a sad drunk with a blow problem. It's no one wants to hear that. So it's like, no, really. I'm an artist. Oh, it's very complicated. It's actually not complicated your shit faced every day complicated about that. And until you stop it's not getting better. Okay. And also, I found this from my own mother and experiences, and I think you guys now see it out on the streets of the protests. College campuses, just below the veneer of it's all good vibes. And you can't judge, and we're all just made in our creators likeness or mother nature. It's all about earth and nature and holding. Hands and Kuhn by is an unfettered rage, a crazed rage that as a matter of fact, the whole reason we're getting this good vibes. And we'll put the daisies in the barrels of the of the rifles is because just below. It is a simmering rage sat and you see it. It's funny you'll see a manifestation of it. You'll see these liberal college professors female like though, the wariness ham sweater that they needed themselves, and they just left a drum circle and they're eating granola from hand thrown pottery jar, and then the second you crack that veneer. They start screaming gets gets a muscle in here. Get this goes it's like where where did the crazed rage comes from? It comes from their unsatisfying personal lives from their absent Arauco hallock father. From there. I mean, they're all mad at their dads are all mad at their tans everybody. I ever went who's mad at the system. Everyone's who's mad at the government. Everyone's mad at uncle same is mad at their that. Send that my dad. I've always loved my dad, I've for all the problems I've had in my life. Most of them created by that I've created myself and some that I didn't the one thing I've had a really good father. So I never wanted reasons. I never talk about my childhood is because actually great childhood. It's just it was weird. But it was great. Well, I'm fascinated and. The so the mom this situation with the mom is in my humble opinion. Your dad did everything he could to make that mountain into a mole hill totally and only a molehill, but like actually Superfund ski hill. Like, we had a great time. But, but they're still an element of a son being abandoned buys mom that is sort of there. I don't know that you think about it every day. I don't know if it affects you just know from sort of psycho dynamic way, it's kind of their right? I mean, did you? I mean, I bitterly hated her if this. Yeah, she didn't like us. And she was you know, I mean, I'm leaving stuff out. I'm not whining. I'm just saying like this stuff doesn't it's never as simple as as you. As your memories just is now. No, she was not a good mom, and and cruel, and you can just imagine. Just trust me. She was. And so, and she was cruel to my brother. Which is the thing that funding really upsets me most I have my my younger brothers, my best friend, your and a half younger than I am lives walking distance from me and Washington and. Fact, he's coming to LA having dinner tonight. But. Yeah. So what am I gonna get it up? But the point is she, you know, was not a good mother. And so yeah. And some of us mad about it. What I was so struck by though. Okay. Here's what I learned from it. So all these years, she's gone. I don't know what happened to her. I don't know where she is a ran into one of my cousins when I went to boarding school in the east coast, and one of my cousins was there even know we're cousins, it's part of their of the result of having critic famous you run into relatives. You didn't know you had. And so he tells me your mother's in France or in Europe somewhere. Really, okay. So I say to my wife, I got married really young. I get married at twenty two in part because I found the perfect woman to marry in part because I thought I wanna create like a really happy stable big family like I didn't have and I want to be normal parent, and I just want you know, what I mean, I think is pretty normal. But I always said to my wife for twenty five years. I said the one thing I'm worried about is when I got a call from someone saying, they found your mother. Body or you related to so. And so is this your mother, and you know, I said, I know somebody that's going to happen. I have no idea where she is. God knows what she's doing. But someday she will die. And I said, I'm really worried that I'm gonna like meltdown, and it's going to wreck my life, and this whole facade that I've built over the years of like normal person living normal life will just implode and she always down. That's not true. And she was right actually when it actually happened in my aunt from the grass valley here who's runs Ganic mutton farm. Don't really know thinks she goes to very nice. She calls me, and she's like your mother's dying of lung cancer and France, and I was like my mother because my dad got remarried and my stepmother is my mother. I mean, I love her so much. She goes now your mother she named her what she doing in France. She lives there. Why does she have lung cancer because she never stopped smoking? And they don't treat lung cancer and Francis she's dying need to go. Visit. I was like really, I don't even I don't even know or what? And then she died. I think the next day I was able to by the end of the week. I was like, you know, people die. It didn't really affect me, actually. And I think the lesson is if you live like a normal if you just pretend to be a normal person long enough if you pretend that you've comp concrete problems over time and disorder act. Like, you know, I grew up in a perfectly happy Mormon family, and I'd Aho falls if you act like that for thirty years. It becomes true. Yes. Do you know what? I mean. It's it's real like, I actually no I'm I'm healthier than I used to be because I pretended to be. I completely concur. I also share that value, and we have a lot of conflicting messages in our society. You know, because I you know, there's a lot of people who say come on. That's your blood now. That's your mom. You'll never have another mom. Is only one church she brought you into this world. And it's a lot of that. I have just how Jim no that's so funny said that I don't for some reason. Because those people exactly it's why never talk about it with anyone because I run into those people hooked on that. And I have the same kind of relationship with my mom too. Which is. I remember one time she got upset at me because we didn't really have a relationship, and my parents were strange, and I grew up on my own, and my mom wasn't involved with my life in any. She didn't move away. But she emotionally. Yes. And one time I think what I was getting married. She found out about it like somewhere else. And and she said how come you didn't tell me she was angry? And I said mom, I got about one hundred people on a list to talk to about things in my life. And then I'll get to you like you're not on. I didn't make the cut and the reason that cuts because I threw you off the list is because you never entered the list signed up you didn't sign up and this notion that oh, yeah. But I'm your mom, but we never interacted. Well, what's the difference? Now, we're just down to pure biology at this point. And I don't I'm with you like the biology's half of it, and you can do that in fertility lab, and then the lion share of it is the nurture and the proximity and the hands on and the day to day, and I feel like people fall way back onto things come on. I'm your dad, or your mom, whatever. And then the other one. Do is. I'm not gonna do anything for you. I'm not going to do homework. I'm not going to do laundry. I'm not gonna drive you places. I'm not going to save for college. I'm not going to do any of those things. But there's great love, and this I should be respected because there's love and my being like, well, look, I don't care how much you love me. If you're not gonna do anything. Then you're not going to get that kind of reciprocate in that department, and I think in a in a bigger Shoda gestalt the overall way. I think that you, and I have a very merit based approach to life and people don't like that people like the warm and fuzzy, but you, and I started off in a place where we got to age eighteen and went, I don't even like, my mom. Yeah. And the reason I don't like my mom because she has an earned it. It's just like me. Right. Ryan people go well, but she's your mom, and we're like, okay, but I'm merit based. I got friends in friends parents and things who do things for me. I eat at their house. They take me places. I hang out with them. I sleep over there. I've much more faction for them. And by the way, I feel like I opium more. So usually you and I were grat up in this ant farm or this diorama of a semblance of a life. And we got it out of. Our head early and often, which is nobody is owed anything, but the people who do things are owed something and those who just were born with titles are owed. Nothing nothing. And then you go then you take that. And you extrapolate it ever SAS it life xactly, and it's this, and then you get back to politics or race relations or whatever it's like Jesse Jackson your black. Yes. You don't get to speak for black people because you're black. The hell is that? I totally I don't even draw connection. Don't either much rather hear someone who had better ideas was any color, and and you woman, you don't get to speak for women or you don't know women or we don't need to fire department to represent the neighborhood that it it works where I just need the best fireman. Of course, I want the best firemen and went the best politician never even been a question to me. And I will say if the effect of all that in my personally phys. I have the best friends of anybody. I know I have the most loyal time-tested smartest friends who are the most, trustworthy, like literally I shot three people in a drug related murder spree, and they're like, here's the fake passport. I'm chartering a plane to believes like don't even ask questions like that kind of friendship because all I care about is what people do and like about the merit of it like, they're my friends because they're great loyal true people. But I wonder if the Genesis of VAT for you, and for me is the strange -ment from your mother, of course, the mother represents the you can do no wrong. She'll always be your mom yet. There's this thing there's this in this sort of pine, the sky, mom, mom. So you and I had that crushed early and off. And then we got insane. Unle pragmatic, and we went well, if my buddy Chris Bohm's mom is making pork chops. Then she's doing much more for me than Chris Corollas doing. I'm gonna go over there. And by the way, when it comes time to reward somebody. She should get the acolytes how I feel. That's exactly how I feel and also, and I will say the upside I mean, I try and think in my own life in terms of upsides because you know, you can't control it. So why would you marinate in the sadness? I try not a really try not to. But one thing I learned is that you know, luxury is not that interesting being babied is bad. Don't let mean, oh, my whole life. I've tried to think like would I be okay? If I had nothing like I've actually gotten pretty rich just by accident, basically in my life because I work in TV much richer than I make over one hundred year. I never thought I would. And I do, but I always think at least once a week. I think if I made fifteen grand a year would I be okay? And I always say, absolutely. Absolutely. You know, why? Because I keep my desires, and my needs really muted if I can I don't want. And I think it's just because the way I grew up like I grew up in affluent world for sure I'm not saying I grew up where I did not. But I grew up in a world where nobody was like making my bed and telling me, you know, it's okay buoy, you're going to be. I mean, it was just none of that was no babying whatsoever. Because I didn't have a mom the when I was little I'm I'm so interested in this. All right. Let's take a quick break. We'll come back. We'll do a few more minutes with Tucker. Yes. To go the west side and do his show, but I'm so enthralled at this. So many thoughts are quick break. Right back Tucker Carlson. Link and they're going to find out who they are without us all the more. 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And there's and you go, well, so what you item absent mom, and you had an absent mom, but it does it's global and. Yeah, the reason it's global. And something we're talking about right for the break. And it's almost like I can't speak fast enough because have so many thoughts in my head. You know, when your mom abandoned you early on in life. You will not be taken care of you are in charge of you. And you came from some money, and that helps spackle over some of the stuff. Yeah. And I didn't come from any money, which is sort of lose lose because can. Throw a little money at these problems and get some of them to go. But spiritually you realize your loan like when the person who's most connected to you in life, your mom says I'm outta here or I don't care about you. Well, then why should anybody care about you? I mean, you're doing the math at eight and a half going, my mom doesn't care about me. Why should anybody care about me? I mean, they're not my mom, and my mom doesn't care. So Thus I should now. Go through life, assuming that everything is up to me that I don't I don't think people are evil, and I don't think they have it out for me. I just realized they're not going to do anything anything. We get will be earned, and I don't expect a thing anybody. Yeah. And I haven't been babied. Haven't been told that I'm like a great soccer player when I'm not like nobody like my. My father who I think is the kindest warmest person I've ever met and really is always has been my hero and always will be. But he was never one of those guys who was like your mazing. You're great. You're incredible. That was just not he didn't New England. He didn't talk like that. You're amazing like when you climb Everest. It's amazing doesn't make you made. It was not a lot of sort of hollow praise. None of that. And that's a huge advantage. Not to grow up around hollow price hall prices bad for you. It makes you insecure because you know, it's not true, right? There was no mom to be like, oh, you're so great. None of that. No. But ultimately, I think it shapes you into a better citizen because you don't expect the government to do anything. Now, your expectation with the government is please stop Korea from nuking Hawaii employer, by the way or my employment. You see in television. You've worked in this business long time. You get these people who like they want the money. Okay. Great. But what they really want is they want to be petted by their bosses. They want the affirmation of the executives they needed or they go crazy. Right. And I just don't feel that way. I like the people I work for I don't need them to call me. And tell me I'm great just fulfilling the contract be nice when we talk, and that's all I want. I just don't need that kind of the no I get it all the time. But it's also an interesting two way street, which is sometimes my wife will say, yeah. But you know, those guys look up to you. And a little praise go along way. And I go why they look up to me. Go as you own the building and go. Yeah. But who cares and they go. No, it's important to them. What what you say? Or what you think of them? And I go why would that they come in? They get paid. We have a safe environment. They can they can eat for free sometimes. And then we go home, and they go. Yeah. Yeah. But you gotta tell them x y and z everyone's size point that she says do you pay attention to? I do I realize, and you may you tell me if this is I don't want to graph this onto you. But because of my upbringing, I'm like, look go to work you get paid. I don't then you go home, and you hang out with your friends. I don't this notion of like, you got to be buddies with your boss, or you gotta have a great environment or whatever that is. I don't know. What that is you go there. You get paid you go home. Same thing happened to me. It'd be nice. If people were like, you know, it'd be nice. If people are fair minded and not verbally abusive, and whatever, but I worked. Construction sites my whole life. Everyone was abusive. I didn't I just looked at it. As a job. I'm here to get paid here to you know, tilt up that barn. And then I'll just go home and hang out with people. I wanna hang out with. But I think it's important for for me and possibly for you. Because of this background not to be that on autopilot. Well, I didn't learn this. I've always I like people. So I've never had a problem getting people being warm with people what I didn't understand is that people like to be complemented. I never because I never got any compliments not and I'm not whining about it. I got a lot of love huge amount of love for my dad. Huge love every time. I talked to my love was always. But he's not a complimentary. Right. And I was with James Carville, the demented Scher Cajun who's actually very smart and very very close longtime friend of mine, and he said to me run a plane goes one thing, you should know about thirty five thirty two, and he goes people like to be complemented. Right. And I said really why? And he goes, they do every person wants to be complemented, and you should do that across to nothing, and you shouldn't do it in a fake way. But if you think that. That someone's doing a good job. Why wouldn't you say that? And they said, I don't know. I just wouldn't he said, well, you should and I have an ever since. Then if someone's doing a good job, and I and I remember to say, I really try to remember. And I do my children to good job. Because why wouldn't you? Well, it's free. And you know, you want to as a guy owns a business, you spend money on coffee and heating and air and things of that nature. This one's free and probably gets even further down the road, then Coffey. But yet we do play close to the vest. And I'm the same way in that. I forgot like for instance, you know, people come in and ago. It's Gary birthday, and I go, okay. What's his, okay? Thirty six working out getting Amazon card or something like. I I to me birthdays, don't even make where where I come from. It's like all right. You're born. And now here we are go out your wife tonight to the Fridays and women glad you came in. But it's weird. So I realized that like Easter and birthdays and greeting cards, and even like, anniversaries and things that they don't make sense to me. And yet they make sense to other people. And so when someone comes to mean goes we're coming up on our two thousand podcasts. Okay. Well, that's a big deal, and I go, okay. I doesn't it doesn't make that much sense to me. But if you're hanging around with a bunch of people were the birthday does make a lot of sense anniversary makes a lot of sense and all those events that were somewhere between zero one for us growing up our nine and ten for everyone else. Then then that's a culture, and that's a language, and you should you should learn it, do you think what point do you think of your relationship with your mom is like unfixable never going to be better in this is what it is. She still alive, and it's always been unfixable. And there really is no fixing. If you think about the idea like the concept, the jumping off point of behead mom, which is I have a son that I'm going to ignore that sort of the mindset. You're dealing with. And now we have to figure out how to fix that. But it's not really fixable. Because that mind is not fixable that mind can stay out of prison and can get along and cordial and have visits with grandkids and things of that nature. But you don't really turn that around. My my my wife is over the moon about her kids and my wife loves her son. You know, he can do he can do no wrong. And she's over the moon about it, and you could. So if let's reverse engineer this this question, I'm gonna take Lynette Corolla, and I'm going to try to figure out a way to get her to hate Sonny Corolla, my son. And if the answer is that's impossible. Well, then the reverse is impossible. Exactly. I have Chris Corolla. She's not much interested in Adam Corolla. But at somewhere around eighty seven birthday, she's got to have an awakening. And the answer's no, that's. That's who she is. She comes from a long line of that. I'm sure is that true. Oh, yeah. Her her past is, you know, foster care, and you know, she was removed from the house, and it's all a mess. It's all a mess. But let me let me say this. I am a product of that environment and I- consciously put it in my mind first off, I'm not going to screw up another batch of kids. That's how I will not do that. Yes. Secondly, I'm gonna work on myself. I'm going to work in my career. I'm going to delay gratification. I'm not going to get married and have kids until I'm good in mentally ready for it. And I don't mean ready. I mean, I did therapy was the only guy on a construction site who was going to therapist office like that evening. You know, I made nine dollars an hour and went to a therapist, you know, give you break. Now. I even one I even once said to her her name is Rita. I said Rita, you know, for one of these sessions one of these fifty minute sessions. It's literally eight hours of work for Mana construction site. I said. How about a come to your house and like put a deck on or something? Yeah. We trade out. And she's like that'd be inappropriate. I remember her saying that you don't wanna cross that line. You don't want to come to my house and in the therapeutic process. I you know, 'cause the next thing, you know, you're sitting around drinking a Fresca complaining about the old man or something. And you've now torn down this. It's sort of like, I don't know you can't go golfing with your football coach. And then go back to the field. The next year round notion of like, I don't know if it's good or bad. I'm just saying in her world, you don't you know? Julia Roberts doesn't kiss her clients and Pretty Woman sleep with them. But no kissing their crossing the line. And so I figured out something was wrong with me. And so my plan was don't have kids until you can be reasonable. Parent into your financially ready to do it. And then Secondly, you just fake it. It's exactly what you said. Yeah. I walk into my kid's room. And I go this an awesome day, right, man. This is exciting. I'm so I'll say to my kids all time. Look, I pointing arguments with my wife, but when I talked to my son, or my my daughter, I go who would you rather have for mommy mom in the world. That's how could you have a better. Mom. You couldn't have a better. Mom, you know, how into you. She is is crazy. She's the best mom in the world. And I go into my daughter's room, and I say that the same thing I say to my kids if I had a mother like you did I'd be president nited states by now such a massive advantage. You have no idea what it's like to have a mother, then I go look at your hundred ten pound lab fill the best in the world. That is the greatest thing in the world. Like, let's go out and ride bikes. Let's go. The sun is shining makes them. Hey, like, this is awesome. And look half the time they go. Hey, you're blocking the TV set in the. But I literally just fill their head. I mean, I was talking to my son last night. I said I guess who's coming by the shop tomorrow coup Tucker Carlson, he's Tucker Carlson. What time coming by like eleven thirty. He said damn said. He then Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Tucker Carlson, I missed them. Both you Jabbar here. Yeah. Sitting right where you're sitting. We did take an aids motivational podcast. I do and my show like NBA all star and Tucker Carlson, miss them both. And I said all tell Tucker you said. He I we've met. Yeah. I know. I know you're talking. Yeah. And it's fake it. It's just fake it whatever's going on in your head whatever scars you have scar tissue have or demons in your past. I mean the. The mom literally moving out of the country checks as it is potentially psychologically, devastating as you can as as apparent interaction can be and actually on a much greater scale than dying in a car accident. We all hear the story of my mom died in a car accident when I was six died of breast cancer. And everyone goes, oh, my my heart pours out, you, psychologically, I'm leaving in going to another country, and I'll stay there, and I'll be alive. I'll have no contact with you is much more damaging potentially on a psychological level yet you chose to put your head down and move forward. Now raise in. I mean, she was. I'm leaving out shoes. Really crazy. Let me just put it that. Right. Like, so crazy that my brother, and I we never talk about it. But we were talking about it this weekend because of some unbelievable messing that she left behind legally which were still dealing with seven years later. Like, I said to my brother, really only she would do this. You know, she didn't raise us. She was horrible. And then she dies and causes us all these problems because it's just perfect. She's a bitch from the grave, but we always say to each other to this day. How grateful we are that we didn't have to grow up with her which is so thankful he has, you know. So we look at it as like a real bussing in my dad, and my step mom and just like the best people ever. And so I just feel really blessed in that way. But I mean, she was like doing real drugs around us when we're little and getting us to do it and just like being a nutcase full-blown nutcase last question. Which I think you've definitely managed to do which is. Not internalizing. Yeah. Which is I'm a big proponent of internalizing, you make it your problem and fix it. And don't project, you know, which is sort of what we're talking about in the climate with race, and politics and everything else. I I'm I'm a gay, man. So I have a target on my back like please stop thinking that way and internalize and fix whatever. Broken in your life. But. When a mother Bandon 's a son, it's very easy for the sun to think there's something wrong with me. And there's something unlovable about me. And thus she left. That's a lot of kids internalize that and you in me to a probably lesser degree when no that person's sick and broken. And there's something wrong with them. And it's unfortunate. But it's not a reflection on me being lovable. Yeah. I mean, that's the conclusion that I've come to. I turned fifty years old next month. In fact, a month from today, I have you know? You know, the same way for twenty eight years, I have four grown kids who I really get along with. Well, so like a lot I've become a lot healthier. I don't drink. I don't smoke anymore. I don't do drugs. I don't even drink coffee. I'm like a full-blown Mormon now. And so I've definitely gotten better. But there were you know, of course, you when you realize your own mother doesn't like you when she says that it's like, oh, gosh, you know, boohoo poor me, obviously, I did something wrong. I felt kind of rage about it. I guess I had all kinds of problems as I just noted partying problems and stuff. But ultimately, you that's just self-indulgent. You have to just go with what's real if it's raining outside and you like sit in huff and puff about how it's actually sending. No, it's raining. It's like she did this. It's her problem, not mine, and you have to make yourself except that otherwise, you're just it's milk. Mr. Batori, it really is. It's too indulgent and lit leaves. You. Much less empathetic when you hear about the college students on evergreen state who are crying out for it that stuff seems but I feel sorry for them. I do too because actually narcissism is agony thinking about yourself makes you unhappy like liberation and the Buddhist total new your eighth east, but you should think about bosoms, atheist, whatever. But they're right. It doesn't matter. They're right. Getting outside yourself. Stop dragging yourself out of lake me before you drown is the key act of saving yourself. And that's what they're so unhappy is because that's what did he feminist happy? The most narcissistic group I've ever met her feminist always about them. Right. It's sad there in how I do feel bad for my swag out. I feel that way. I do. But in a weird way. It's like when a pit bull attacks an infant. And then you have to put the pit bull down. And then you feel bad about the pit bull. But then you realize it was raised by horrible owners. This weird rush of of I feel. I I hate her. But I also feel bad because she's miserable. Xactly? She probably has a fourteen year old girl hates her gut somewhere at home in a bad relationship, finding this in every facet every passage of life. She finds some oppression. Even if it had nothing to do with her when she gets a flat tire. She says it's because of a woman. How'd you like to be? I wish it on my worst enemy Tucker Carlson. This has been enlightening. I just had a snapshot when a new year coming in. I thought I want to really focus on on the more personal side Tucker man, I'm glad I did. Tucker Carlson tonight is the show. It's eight PM eastern on Fox News, and it's five in the west coast out here and ship a fool's how a selfish ruling class bring America to the brink of revolution. Available now at Amazon it's been out since October. 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EP 169 | The Military is going after Private Citizens?!  | UNCENSORED

Dear America with Graham Allen Podcast

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EP 169 | The Military is going after Private Citizens?! | UNCENSORED

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Let's kind of how it was his work. I I i don't think my throat has ever been so dry Anyway yeah. I'm glad i thought a mad cova everybody. Everybody even one Through the weekend that i talked to you. Everybody's just off doing all that full swing here in south carolina right now. I'm telling you listen me. I went inside my house and every tree was dead. I came out the next morning and every alone and like every over overnight and the most beautiful trees ever but you would think it'd be a gradual thing but it's like nope we're here bam it's there and now everyone's did smell like spring on everyone's okay so there's a couple of things that we'll talk about. I don't know how much you paid attention to the news cycle over the weekend a little bit. Well that's good no a little bit less than For me it's good that we checked is good. We all paid attention. I do not have that luxury of check out. So i paid attention a lot We're gonna talk about Even now the united states military has fallen not victim they have bowed the knee to the woke mob. And we have the united states military blatantly in openly attacking private citizens a not for their actions but for their opinions and on top of private citizens journalist on top of that tucker carlson who is not known for not being controversial Who now even. Brian stelter went on this little rant and tirade that i think i have this and i'll play because you know why not because brian stelter is such a amazing information center for the truth This is what he has to say about tucker carlson before we get into what what it is. We're actually about it. Nope that is about the vatican. We'll talk about that here. it is. Carlson is the new. Donald trump tub girls taken trump's plaud- as a mr potato swinging swinging. One more tucker. Carlson is the new. Donald trump has taken trump's place as a right wing leader as an outrage generator as a fire starter. And it's all happening on fox just like trump's campaign did which means rupert lachlan murdoch or ultimately responsible. I wonder if he has pants on. Men are similar everyday. Carlson is throwing bombs to help pack offending millions of people also delighting millions of others toward news white male rage. Resentment white male distrust abyss dude is in fact a white male. Well he's white. I don't know if about the male part anyway. Okay all right. So i'm not gonna play the whole two and a half thing But all of this has spawned an over tucker carlson's remarks over women specifically pregnant women in the military jake. Are you familiar with any. I haven't heard this heard any of this. Oh this is great. Okay all right so this is what he said. I believe this is the right one. Nope that's not. That's his response was. We'll get into in a minute. This is what he said new hairstyles in maternity flight. Suits pregnant women are going to fight our wars. It's a mockery of the us military well. China's military becomes more masculine as it's assembled the world's largest navy our military needs to become as joe biden says more feminine whatever feminine means anymore. Yes men and women no longer exist. The bottom line is it's out of control and the pentagon's going along with again. This is a mockery of the us military and its core mission which is winning wars one of the few. That's what he said okay and it was a picture of a woman standing there like this and she was pregnant. She had a flight suit. So you know. I really wish that had been in. So i'm going to try to explain it to you. There's this thing called for the marine corps the navy or army or the navy but in the army it was called a are six seventy dash one and that is army regulation. Six seventy dash one. It's the wear and appearance of the army uniform and what you can look like whilst being in it right. Is this gigantic document. Talks about what your hair can look like what you're grooming standards are males can have what women can have no hands in the pockets. Hands it a pockets. The distance spaces between badges. This horrifying just mind numbing document. So recently a six seventy one has been changed to accommodate females allowing for nail polish and different hairstyles. And all this other kind of stuff right on top of that that is in addition to the fact that they have been working for a long time on a new pt test for the army. Okay which is God The afc t army fizzle ca. I don't even know. I'm not anymore. Okay used to be called. The t know what the new ones called. I'm not in but it. Basically went from a three event to a five event where there are now or there were. I think they've even pulled it back now because they were having so many problems with it. Five events on gender neutral standards k. So for those of you who haven't served in those of you have served. You know what. I'm talking about an eighteen year old male. The minimum amount of time. Like our excuse me the maximum amount of time you had to run two miles at eighteen years old was fifteen minutes and fifty six seconds. That's it okay now some people. That's like oh i can do that. Other people like what. But i mean it was. I wasn't always the best runner but it did it now. Comparison wise when i was in a eighteen year old female had almost three more minutes to run the same amount of time because it was different. The male standards were higher than the female standards except privilege will now they wanna make it to where it's neutral so in the new test and i could be wrong. They could have adjusted it. But i know that they were talking about. The last event would still be the two mile run but now everybody had twenty minutes to finish it. Got twenty minute have a time limit at all. Yeah just just just dealt stop. Just don't stop takes you an hour just dealt stop running for two miles anyway. She's so tucker carlson now. Granted was he the perfect person to point this out because tucker never served. No i'll give you that. People got a lot of ground to stand on their because tucker carlson eight never wore the uniform. Ever got it okay. But i did all right and a lot of people and we had this conversation. The other day every veteran. I know that either was in or is still into this day and serves back in the early two thousands late nineties. You all know. The standards have changed. You all know that. The standards have dropped. We've talked about this on this show multiple times. You know it you know. It's true the only reason that people are getting defensive is because they know it's true you don't hear any navy seals coming out say tuck across and has no idea at no. They're busy stab people in the face right. It's the people that know that the standards have dropped now marine corps specifically in this regard has now gone after tucker carlson. Okay now the united states marine corps as a whole has not how ever saw the second marine expeditionary force official twitter account after tucker. Carlson even added him. the senior. enlisted commands are major. Who's marine corps guy over the us space command specifically went after tucker carlson and he said this in a video in his uniform from his official verified. Us government accounts in two thousand twenty. Eight million guns were sold. We'll do that. Combined with the average to defend the police in a rising crime is driven. The cost of emo through the roof. Americans have stopped training with their firearms. All because it's just too expensive. That's why i target pro was invented to give law abiding citizens a cost effective way to train in the safety and privacy of their own home or inconvenient trips to the ranger. 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He claims he wasn't attacking tucker carlson specifically but it says in the caption my response to mr karlsson's comments on women in the armed forces tucker carlson. You see mr karlsson. Yeah all right here. We go all right so this is what he said just for full transparency. This is what this guy said drama. Tv ladies and gentlemen. That's what i call it. I'll apologize intake that i don't have cable news at home. I don't have it here in the office. And i don't watch a lot of drama tv. We're made yesterday. And i watched the clip that mr carlson produced as he referred to pregnant women in the military. I'll remind everyone that his opinion which he has a two is based off of actually zero days of service in the armed forces. Let me off you my opinion. My opinion is based off of twenty eight years of service in the military twenty years in the marine corps in combat operations out at sea and in garrison and so he was talking specifically about pregnant women in the armed forces today. And how it makes us less less lethal and less fit and less ready. Let me tell you where he's wrong. Those decisions were made by medical professionals by commanders and our civilian leadership that allows for women have more time with their children to recuperate to get fit and ready to take that time. That's necessary that our medical professionals know is needed. Which max actually makes us a more lethal and ready and fit force ready to fight the wars of today and the wars of tomorrow. The bottom line is that we value women in our in our forces. We value those that have served in the past and we value those that have served today. We value our families in the military. I want to say. God bless everyone that is serving today. God bless the women that are serving today. God bless the men and women that are serving. Today god bless our country our partners and our allies. Let's get back to work. Let's remember that those opinions were made by an individual who has never served a day in his life. Let's remember that's all about drama. Tv god bless america semper fidelis right so first of all. Let's account this so again. This is a senior enlisted official of the us space command in uniform from his verified government. Twitter account first of all. What tucker carlson said was he was pointing out the irony that we have maternity flight suits right. Why do we have maternity flight. Suits said women. I'm asking this legitimate question here okay. There's a lot of female pilots right there are. I'm pretty sure that once you get to a certain stage of pregnancy. You're not allowed to jump in there for the g. forces anymore. Yeah across it was just pointing out is like what are we doing. Why are we having maternity flight suits. Yeah he and that's why he made. The statement of pregnant women are fighting our wars right because they're not and then this idiot. Yes commands major stalker. Yes you are an idiot sir to make such a stupid stupid comparison. Nobody is arguing. The fact that women in the military play a vital role. Nobody's ryan tucker carlson's point was pregnant women in the military and anybody. That's in the military knows this like not running combat operations if you're pregnant and he agrees he's like they rest rules like the police forces the same way. Wouldn't you become pregnant. Not be cop anymore but they put you on desk duty and all this other kind of stuff because so many things can happen to your baby out there who cares about babies again. What turkey what tucker. Carlson said was not role but even the bigger thing about it is. Everybody knows that our military is getting weaker and weaker mentally by the day while the frequent shy the the frigging chinese military is looking at us argue about whether or not a potato should have gender or not and they're learning to stab people in the face with toothpicks. They got self-destruct buttons on their helms. Chinese people can kill you with toilet paper and that's not the special forces that's the man. Nco's yeah okay. These are the postal clerks. That could kill you with us with sport right. That's what tucker carlson is trying to say. This is what i'm getting and and here is the biggest issue of the mall. How weak minded are and. i realize it wasn't the. Us army specifically was it the us air force specifically the navy but it was legitimately verified. Branched are sections and detachments of the military Okay this commands are major should have should be reprimanded immediately. Emma tell you what he has an opinion of course he does but not that uniform the uniform for the second you put that uniform on and until you take that uniform off you have the right to shut the f up Pretty much yep where. Where's the dave chapelle clip. Hold on. I want to find the right now. You should sanction me. Sanctioned me with your. Rv oh wait a minute. Easy need we. Should dave chapelle this dude shut. The i meant frequent. I said f by the way anyway but the point is this that uniform that you put on sir madam. Whatever it is whoever you are. And even the second marine expeditionary force put posted this this a picture of a girl firemen carrying another girl while holded onto frigging ammo can now on the beach and they're like tucker carlson. Get right before you get left right. These are these are the marines ryan. I'm not talking about about the marines. I'm just saying it was the army to there. Were more miacalcin. Did as well our military is now so fragile that you let the free opinion of journalist on top of that is that even just like a normal person is journalist affects you mentally so badly that you violated every code of ethics that you're actually supposed to whole when you got that uniform on people in uniform were not allowed to attend political rallies people in uniform not allowed to have biases in any jet in any way shape form or fashion. Now we're all human. We understand that naturally as human people everybody has their own biases and whatnot. But the second you put that uniform on doesn't matter right same thing with cops. It's the same standard that people were whole cops to well. They're blue so therefore they can't be blue lives matter black lives matter you can't you can't view that as a cop you have to be apolitical Well the same thing so yes this person. This command are major. Stalker should be reprimanded and relieved from his duties because he violated his core ethic of a of a marine. He's not. He's a soldier a marine by doing this very thing And he's already coming out and like trying to like rephrase it like no way. Was i making a political statement bottle by. Yes you were you putz yes you are. Because there's no other reasons you do it. You could tell he was emotional and there is no other reason you would at public figure of any kind in uniform other than for political or personal reasons which is even worse. If it's personal you personally went. After a free member of america free citizen and a member of the press nonetheless which honestly grants them even more immunity to say face because they're a member of the press. It's like he was trying to tell us like this is drama tv. Kids like don't pay attention to it like facts. I don't own a tv at a wash. But i saw this. Oh every every issue like black lives matter. It's like one thing happens it explodes and the right hates. Women hates pregnant women. It's like no. We all agree that women should be allowed in the military. That is not the conversation. Well ted cruz into. I love ted cruz. Ted cruz is already come out and said this it. Nope hold on. I'm gonna play tucker carlson's response here in a minute which is pretty low blow but it was pretty cool down. Ted cruz is demanding. A meeting with the us marine corps amid political attacks on tucker carlson more specifically conservatives. I wonder what would have. Let's see if i read a quote here under biding. The military is launching political attacks to intimidate tucker carlson. Other civilians who criticize their policy. Decisions crews tweeted on sunday officials in uniform are being used for the campaign. I've demanded meeting with the commandant of the marine corps to put a stop to it bone marines. You're freaking comment on the ring. Core is now being demanded by a us. Senator to come an answer for the fact that you some of the people within your ranks are so weak minded that you would then go or they would then go an attack a free citizen member of the press. This is the state that we're in in this country. Cancel culture woke. Miss is a cancer that is invading every single aspect of everything that we have in our society to now include the united states military. The pentagon condemns tucker carlson's remarks literally the pentagon condemns. The remarks of tucker. Carlson at least biden forgot. What the pentagon was. Well can the know who is secretary of defense ash. Trans people openly be in the military yet like now the buttons in their can they say i'm a pixie. Dust spreader on the tilt swirl because if if not that doesn't seem right like if they're so you know propping up women and everything it's like well what about all the eighty six other genders but see to me. It's even less than that. Like i. And i even said a life i did about. It wasn't tucker's merce. Well worded statement. He ever said no does that matter. Now is drama tv. It is drama tv but but let other people go after him right. run other. People let veteran female veterans who have served. Go after him with everything. They've got more power to you. Come out to me all the time. Whatever uniformed active members of the military in uniform going after this is a direct a direct attack on items hack on the oath. You took to put that uniform on in the first place. It's disgraceful no matter what. The comment was disgraceful. It'd be no different than and i know people i but graham. You're a veteran. you talk about. Yeah but i'm not anymore. Sim saying i hated a lot of things. Obama did when i was. Mgm ever see me going in there talking about. It may not one time. You don't have the right to do that. 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We realized if the woke generals treat us like they've treated the taliban we'll be fine depending the pentagon that we'll get rid of traditional gender roles change the pronouns defeat the patriarchy and all that then they'd send us billions in unmarked hundred dollar bills as war. That might really kick start are struggling opium. Poppy business something to think about anywhere. We're fine so thank you for the concern girls go. He's like oh by the way you commit us like you did the. We'll be good because it's been twenty years and they're still not defeated people in any way. All i'm saying is look. This is the point. K the military's out supposed to engage with free citizens Okay because one. You're not gonna win a clapback battle with tucker across it. You're just not you don't have that audience the writing team or the writing because they know everything and with the last name of stalker. You definitely don't want them look into you. I promise Anyway again to me as funny as it is as crazy as it is the weirdest and just saddest part to me was. We have uniform members of our military in uniform going after a private citizen for their opinions. Not for their actions. It's not like tucker. Carlson took an ak47 and a group of militants and tried to take over cnn. Yeah that did happen. No it's speech. Police it's space beliefs and now the freaking military is involved in it and so yeah. I think that definitely The pentagon be held accountable for this The comment on the marine corps specifically and. I'm not hating on the marines but unfortunately this particular time. It was several different factions of the marine corps people within the marine corps. That did this so yeah. The marine corps is front and center on this one You're the marines. Shut up marines. Is it a national security risk. Yeah shut up your the marine corps. You're the you're the titlists. Peer whatever it is you let it go. I defy there. You sure were you. Were the first to this point and it was oh so important anyway so that was some things that went on during the weekend there. Let me see if i can pull up some other. Ooh this is a good discussion. We had no. That's the one with brian. Stelter where'd crap. Is it that here. We go up for debate and discussion breaking news as a thirty minutes ago. The vatican has officially voted on a subject for all you catholics out there that care the vatican bars gay union blessings says god bless sin. Oh my goodness this directly goes against everything and stands for yet. Joe biden supposed to be this. Most devout catholic most religious president ever. I believe they said most religious president ever supposed to be devout catholic which basically means biden has gone to a catholic church a couple of times where they took a mass amount of photos. Each time. right. That's what that means. and so the vatican. Let's what they say all right. Let's see if i can get a quote here. This is all opinion. Opinion opinion catholic. Kelly people recognize the holiness of the love between committed same sex couples and recognized his love as divinely inspired divinely supported. indus- meets the standard to be blessed. Who said that statement francis something something director of nurses vatican. Okay hold on vatican holes. That gay people must be treated with dignity and respect but that gay sex is intrinsically disordered catholic teachings hold that marriage a lifelong union between a man and a woman is part of god's plan is intended for the sake of creating new life. I guess so. Basically they read the bible pretty much. I mean you know. I mean if you ask could church what the church thinks i mean you know. Where's the charge supposed to get right. There rules right. You know what i'm saying. anyway. I don't know why people like get so like oh. Vatican said gay marriage is not supposed to be. Of course they did like. That's what was literally lit- don't ask questions you don't want to know the don't ask the question. I am slightly shocked though that it's not the opposite. Vatican didn't come out and say good price. I'll give it to him. The pope has been gloriously. Liberal a gap. But you know what this is. This is breaking stuffy or so but again. here's my thing. How can the pope in the vatican and all these people be behind. Joe biden catholics. And all this other stuff because everything. Joe biden does is in direct opposition of the catholic faith. Catholics are staunch pro-lifers. Like you think you think. Southern baptists are pro-life people talked to a catholic and see what they say southern. Baptist people be like. You really shouldn't do that. You're going to have to do a lotta praying afterwards. Catholics are like you're going to hell good. Just one hundred percent. You touch that baby. You're dead. I mean there's just no other way confession father by smith i don't know what does he replayed you what he sounds like when he comes on. Hang on all right. All right favorite advertise father type in father in youtube. It's the first day of bob's fuzzy match. All right here we go. And this essentially presents hold on. Give me a good one. Give me good other. Mike schmidts really excited about this. Okay this should be the intro detriment pillow stupar you hate every about mypillow dot com. We celebrate the incarnation. Every christmas do celebrate the fact that god became one of us. Have you ever stopped to ask the question. Why have found the mike schmidts and this is why weigel as present i love it i love it got sponsors now. It didn't used to take that long before it to for it to get to the point but yeah hi. I'm father sponsors anymore. Now father mike. Smith's the vibe. I get from him. He seems like all right dude. You know the the vibe i get he definitely has the. I have not had sex in a very very very long time. All i know like i realized that's part of the the yes exactly but naturally a man that never has sex ever is going to be. Hi i'm so and so and so. Do you know there's a little more high strung you know what i'm saying like. Oh apparently he doesn't need testosterone inside. Every priest is a college fraternity dreaming to get out on. It's going to get us so much but it's gotta be true right. I mean look. I'm telling you right now. I'm thirty four years old. I have three children. Oh by the way if you have kids maybe earmuffs part. But we're all we're adults here right like we're all adults. I don't know how spiraled into this but let's get into it right just the way it is okay. I don't care how many times you've done it okay. How many times. You've had done it in your life. How many people bub-bubba blah. It is a natural hormonal. Chemical thing when you go too long without any kind of word to make noah most uncomfortable yeah release you start acting and behaving a little differently. It's like you can't you can't add correctly you can't you know you think the wind blows the wrong way one time and it's just it's just natural thing that happens so these guys have got to be naturally a little more high strung and it's all. I'm saying not saying that they're not true to their oath. I'm not saying that they're part of that. Group is doing horrible things no. I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying these people were probably great people for sure but they got to be a little tips. It's called i would say harnessed energy most deal. Ted dynamite ready to go on. You know what i'm saying anyway Okay back to the point i know. Why are you screw road anyway. Don't put on me. Ricky bobby so the vatican has come out against because joe biden is obviously very pro gay marriage very pro pro choice and all this other kind of things and so it just goes along with the hypocritical. Hypocrisy that is this administration. All right i got a crash course into home title theft. And you better pray. This never happens to you because it can ruin you financially. Here's how the crime happens. Legal titles to our homes kept online where they can be hacked. A cyber thief is your home's title forged your signature on a quit claim deed stating you sold your home to them. Then they take out loans against your home until all your equity is gone. You won't know until the collection calls poor in. You're not protected by insurance your bank or common identity theft programs home title law protects. You and in the unlikely event you become a victim of title theft. 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So if you're behind on payments ooh etc etc and stuff like that they just take it from you. That's very nice of him. I look guys the whole purpose. But also here's the thing okay. There's two people in the world right now in this country right now. No there's pieces of garbage. Who are going to have a job in the first place. Yeah there's people who have been working and really don't need the stimulus check okay. Let's just be honest. Would it be nice for you to have that extra money share. Do you really need it. No and then there's the people that have been out of work for eight months to a year Which fourteen hundred dollars per person per household. The max you can get is like nine grand or something like that if you got three kids. Yeah is that really going to make a dent. If you hadn't had a job in eight months yeah. I mean if you're i mean i'm asking legitimately like it's better than nothing but it's better than nothing but you still ain't gonna the only way it's going to help is if you continue not to pay a single bill and you put all of it towards food and in your savings account. That's it away. It's gonna help look ideally realities here people. Okay if you think that a fourteen hundred dollar stimulus check is going to save your life. You're a moron. I'm sorry i'm sorry. I don't care. Be life changing no. It's not if you're depending on a fourteen hundred dollars to check to save you. Then that means you probably don't have a job right. Which means that fourteen hundred dollar stimulus check is going to be poof. Gone and then. You're still not going to have a job okay. The only way we solve this is to open up america and now they're even saying that if you owe debts that freaking the bank the more it's company the credit card companies and everything could come after that check first so you better hope you've been able to keep up current. Yeah i mean as you know what i'm saying like oh my god. I wouldn't even be surprised if there's language in there that they're going to be able to tax you on it probably. I know that. I know that they gave like a ten thousand two hundred dollar credit or tax threshold for people that basically you can deduct ten thousand two hundred dollars off your income so you can't be taxed at a certain level or whatnot but kid all of this. Here's the thing you want to really help. The economy open the economy that back up and don't do taxes this year. Problem solved wrong solved. There's also a lot of ways to make money. You can do it online. You go plasma you can sell stuff that you have in your house. People fan and cba will literally pay you to go impregnate people. Why did you bring me because you're because you're always so uncomfortable. A you're a prime candidate for that you're young your yard. Yeah got your hails. Exactly unless we're all we're all the dying end of that. We're not the candidates they look for anymore but the point is doing a lot of things can be a surrogate. There's some weird stuff you can do to make money. Now you can create onlyfans. I mean or you can sit on your couch and wait until you're fourteen hundred dollar check. Yeah but but see. Now what's happening is joe. Biden has already expanded unemployment to where if you fear in nineteen. You don't have to go to work. And they've raised unemployment benefits and money so We talked about this last episode. Breitbart broke it. Down that there certain americans who qualify for every single thing which equates to ninety two thousand dollars this year. We'll look at wanna quit with me right now. I quit your job but but ninety two thousand dollars and here's another thing all right. So here's another deal. What are they using for the tax returns to decide whether or not you get it or not right like what if you had. What if you had a good year by are they use in two thousand and twenty tax return two thousand nineteen big difference. You know what i'm saying. Which one of the using because if they use two thousand nineteen. There's probably a lot of people who aren't getting one that they need because they're looking at all things like how do you judge that. How do you know. I got fact checked. This was the worst. And i got fact checked and i said this is gonna cost every american about fifty seven hundred bucks only a couple of and only some americans are going to get fourteen hundred. The fact check legitimately said. I'm bringing this up because you weren't here. The fact check that they use to fact check. Me is basically economists. Say there's no way to know if this will affect every american the same but they also cannot agree on how actually will affect every american pretty much. It was pretty much what they said was. We don't know if i'm right. And they used me specifically for the fact. I was the factor right. They didn't use like something. Charlie kirk said no it was me they specifically use me. They didn't say i was wrong. They basically said we don't know because we don't know at grab your vomiting. We gotta get grim allen because he said something you will be paying for this. Somebody saying like they're the six thousand years old. It's like factcheck if that's right or not but your own yep exactly so anyway last but not least i want to talk about. Oh well actually. No second i talk about. What cardi b. wop which stands for wet. Aws the p. word pandas. What am i supposed to say. No asian panda asian whites always. Hey or neither white nor black there both always pandered why. Oh why pander. Anyway saxon prosh- privilege while american. Protect who. I wonder if we can come up with the sheriff anyway. All right anyway. Point is the entire saw is about what happens to a woman's vijay who when she becomes aroused right see entire point of the salt. I'm sorry lazio shooter in a guard. I told you this is not the episode. Already said this. That is the entire point behind the song. Biologically things happen down there when women become naturally excited about a sexual experience. Okay that's what. The song is about exhibit. This was completely acceptable to live tv with her performing a saxophone. It is her and another woman. Sizzling each other grinding on each other. Humping each other like i'm not not seen it You need to watch. It is epic proportions. It's got this one girl. That's inside a stiletto where the bottom part is clear and there's a stripper pole and there's money in it and she's chore all the rail but basically cardi b. is sizzling another girl live on a bed for entertainment and this is okay for america. This is perfectly fine. This is art. This is creative being. This is the no it's not being. This is empowering women to be you know dominant in their sexuality etcetera. But mr potato head by god is a misogynistic jerk. The we have to put in his place peppy pugh is a rapist taking taking away Freaking cat in the hat sir. Dr seuss's done. Did you see the tweet. It was like thank goodness. Children are protected from seeing peppy. Pews rapist behavior now can go return to lighting prostitutes on fire on five exactly. Yeah go back to deciding. Should you shoot them in the face or should you still their camaro but that happened. That happened last night. Cardi b. walk absolutely literally literally sizzling. Another woman. I don't mind things that are offensive jokes like i don't mind i don't mind like even the song can exist but as long as it is away from any child but it's not but it's not it's not it's readily available. Watch it all the time. They're youtube has no way to censor the stuff at all. In fact we went through this the other day because there's kids to write and so my children when we do let them have a their little fire tablet or whatever they have kids too well my oldest gauge. He's he's getting ready to go on eleven man. I mean it's crazy but you know the kids tube is a little too khitish for him now so he's in that weird age bracket too. Where kids to is a little too kid Youtube is a little too adult. Why as a whole lot of adult so you go on youtube in youtube itself. There's no way to like filter filter. Youtube lie if you google like gauge likes watching fishing shows so he'll google youtubers that our fishermen that's what he likes watching so he'll be watching the fisherman show in the next thing you know the next up fishing for some walk be fishing in the top. What i'm saying pay real life. That's what will happen. Or it'll be like i don't know you google anything you guy fishing for crabs Lord only knows what's going to pop or there's a dude perfect where they're like a dick's sporting goods. You don't even want to know why i've looked up things to eighty and dick's you don't even wanna know what pops up all right. We'll fun game. Let's just for real. America had to look up like censored because i was trying to find a graphic that says censored as soon as i clicked on and i was like oh whoopsie. Daisy is as a little kid. I very first pops up when you did. Because this is. This is what my son did. He was like a dude dick's because it was dude perfect in dick's sporting goods right. Look very first pops up. It's a check grabbing a dude's joke. I say this what i'm talking about. Yeah okay this is what i'm talking about right. Parents need to pay attention to what your kids are. Frigging watching man. You need to pay attention. Because like i've been There was a glitch on netflix. For awhile even if your kids had a kid a cal. There was this Movie it was an international netflix movie. But it was. I mean it was pretty much sex for an hour and a half. It showed everything everything does europeans. Don't hold back i know. And then the algorithm somehow missed it in the. That's that's the greatest part about the internet and how evil they are. Because you would find that as the greatest part of the internet. And i'm not i'm saying like that so casually like they'll censor conservative or anything. They don't want anything naked. There's let's make as much money their porn on youtube. Also i noticed. 'cause i was at a hotel the other day and i was just watching sci fi channel or something. I've noticed that they don't out any cuss words anymore. Like the f bomb boom just straight up on that route. I kid you not. It was all sci-fi after like ten or something maybe but either way so what what. Hbo i know that you should be in bed by ten children Anyway okay. is the democratic party. Finally starting to be revealed by their own supporters. Here's a question that we must ask. Sarah silverman just put out a video from. I guess it's her from her podcast. And it's taking the internet by storm. And i find it very interesting to listen to and so i'm going to play it for you guys and we're gonna play the whole thing. I just want you to hear her frustration here. We go here an idea that it's the absolutist ness of the party i am in that is such a turn off to me. It's so fucking elitist for something called progressive. It allows for zero progress. It's all or nothing. No steps toward this is sarah of courage nothing again. Righteousness porn and i've been thinking about this a lot. Just in general i just. I don't know that. I want to be associated with any party. I really i think. I don't want to be associated with any party anymore. It just it comes with too much baggage every party. It comes with so much fucking baggage that no ideas can be taken at face value and without ideas. What are we without a common truth. How can we talk about you. Know republicans might hear an idea that they would totally agree with but if it comes from mayo see then they hate it and of course you know to be honest when i hear an idea. That comes from a republican. It's suspect to me. We all put too much shit on this stuff. We no longer are able to be a nation of ideas. That was sarah silverman applause. Just i I don't know man. You know i disagree with sarah silverman. Lot and then i heard that and to me that wasn't serious silverman. Light taking the red pill or anything. That's that's total. Frustration is what that's what we felt in two thousand sixteen. Yeah it's total frustration across the board like it's just you know you can't you really can't trust anybody man i mean we've got republicans that voted to impeach the republican president and so republicans are sitting here going what what is the what are we do. And what is the point of all this stuff and then democrats same way the rational democrats which you know for a long time. I would have voted serious over. Wasn't the rational one but that was that was a coherent rational. Emotional thought their libertarian. Classical liberal. Yeah but more than but is the cancer of the woke cancel culture of the left finally catching up. I think so maybe maybe it finally comic when you create so many victim groups like we say they always end up turning on themselves in one way or another like women's rights rallies that they have and then there's trans women and they're like wait a second. These aren't real women so it's going to collapse on itself for our real women. How dare you sir. yeah There was one other thing that happened. I can't remember though. I'll breeze retired. Drew brees did retire. Clap for bledsoe. Drew brees maybe now that he's not in the nfl he won't bend the needs more. Sorry i i've always liked drew. Brees he lost a lotta respect for me during that whole during. He's still probably a good dude. I didn't say. I said that you know what it basically amounted to was. He knew he had a bunch of big three hundred pound people blunt and for running after rib and he needed. He needed to make sure that we're going to block. You know what i'm saying so And he's still got hurt anyway. Point is congratulations on a good career. Drew brees we knock. If you're listening. Small brother oh okay your brother on awesome. Look at that and then Things you find out every day no We found out. I had to didn't have a lung the other day anyway but all right. Thanks so much for listening dear america. Podcast hope. y'all enjoyed it. Make sure to check out. Grandma dot com support us by going to nine twelve united. And get yourself a shirt. Thanks so much for listen and we see again next.

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S10 EP72: Hour 2

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S10 EP72: Hour 2

"Hello and welcome eric. Erickson here ericsson show across the nation now coast to coast the phone number. Eight seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five delighted to have you with me. We need to talk about tucker carlson. Don't we because everybody else is talking about. Tucker carlson here. Is chris cuomo joke. But millions of people watch him and that message is not his. He's just picking up. What's being echoed by all these fringe people. They want you to fear government control over you. He talks about a mask affliction science any notion of you being told to do something that's mind control and i can't make this point firmly enough. I don't believe anybody who watches. This show pays attention to that guy. I really don't. I have more faith than you than that. But fox viewers lawyers argued in. Open court that quote. No reasonable viewer would believe tucker swanson mcnair carlson as a credible source of news or anything else they are spreading over there with they know is poisoned. Because they know the fear cells. It's as simple as that. We can leave him there. Here's chris hayes trolling or it's someone in the midst of a genuine breakdown or it's evil or some combination of all three but it's you know we all recognize that psychotic right. That's how psychotic gotten. We are the people who believe in liberty you and left. Leave tierney but we're gonna call the cops if you put a mask on your kid and had them take away. Your kids cool that now from the view you know i. It just seems to me that this kind of misinformation i mean took across and has really become a public health hazard that airing to millions of people. Yesterday was so despicable asking people to confront other people as to their own personal choice to not only wear masks but also to have their children wear a mask. Only there's an obsession in the media with tucker carlson. I i to talk about this because really they're they one they're mad. I mean you could pretty much here and chris cuomo. He's really mad that carlson gets the viewers that he gets. I mean cuomo really doesn't have a lot of yours. There's an obsession with tucker carlson. But let me play this clip from study from the view. One more time so that you can kinda sets out with tucker. Carlson did you know i. It just seems to me that this kind of misinformation. I mean tucker. Carlson has really become a public health. Hazard that airing to millions of people. Yesterday was so despicable. I mean asking people to confront other people as to their own personal choice to not only wear a mask but also to have their children wear a mask. She's upset tucker. Carlson asked people to confront those who were mask. A lot of these very same people were encouraging people to confront those who did not wear a mask seat. What girls in did is. He told people that they should get in the faces of people wearing masks outside in. Tell him it was ridiculous. There would be ridiculous. They had kids in masks. Tell them they were committing child abuse now. These people have such a high minded view of of carlson. They really do think that if tucker carlson tells you to go get in someone's face harass them that you're actually going to do it. That he can control you see in this. Gets to the underlying psychology. The press is that they believe their job is to lead you in certain ways not to give facts but to lead you and unfortunately tucker. Carlson is leading in a way. They don't want you lead. What tucker was actually doing was provoking this media reaction and i'm pretty sure he knew that this is the reaction he was going to get by doing that so that he can then point out. The hypocrisy of these people in the press who for year have encouraged harassment of the unmasked. Now upset the tables are turned their now. Upset that The tables are turned that. There's a guy on tv. Say you should harass the idiots wearing masks outside because you and i have seen the armies of msnbc watching karen's harassing people inside and outside with their cell phone video the entire thing so that they can shame the people for not wearing masks. I've played the audio of the guy in the walmart who didn't have his mask on. And the two women came up to him on either side with their cell phones to shame the guy harassing him for there was literally no one near him and these to approach him in demand he puts on a mask. We've seen the people outside demanding. People put masks sean. I played the of one of those exchanges and there was never ever science suggesting that that was necessary so here comes carlson and turns the tables on them and they're livid but there's more to it than that as well see what's missing in the conversation right now on a daily basis what is missing one word trump. The media's have trump see one of the things about narrative news now where we were beyond. Here's what happened in america today. Everything is now. Storytelling was a story. Have to have to tell a story. You have to have a plot. What are two aspects of the plot. There must be a protagonist and there must be an antagonised for four years. The media had donald trump as their antagonist they could tell the story of american existence by using donald trump as the antagonised. If there was a it was police. Brutality it was because of trump is there was racial injustice. It was because of trump if there was a hurricane it was because of trump's climate policies and august. We'll trump has gone now and the media is. They're ignored him. Trump is is staying on the sidelines. He stayed by and large under the radar. He's blocked from social media so they got to have a bad they gotta have a big bad In a world that goes to the movies whenever there's a superhero movie. Every superhero movie every netflix series. Every hbo series. There's there's always the big bad and it was donald trump. well that was season one. We're in season two now. Who's the big bad for season two. It's tucker carlson. This goes to something. James carville said in that interview. We spent some time on yesterday. Here's what he said about democratic messaging. They have to make republicans own the insurrection. Every day they have to pound it. They have to call booker's on cable news shows. They have to get people to write up. Ed's there will be all kinds of investigations in stories dripping out for god knows how long and the democrats should have every day tying all of it to the republican party. They can't sit back and wait for it to happen. Held just imagine if it was a bunch of non white people who stormed the capital imagine how republicans would exploit that and make every news cycle about how the dims responsible for every political debate would about that. The republicans would bludgeon the democrats with forever. The media agrees with james carville but they can't connect the gop to trump right now because trump is nowhere to be seen. Tucker carlson's got to be the new bad. The greater problem goes back to this clip from chris. Cuomo listen again to chris. Cuomo the guys joke but he thinks the guys. He thinks tucker. Carlson is a joke. Millions of people. Watch him so he's a joke but millions of people watching what chris cuomo doesn't want to acknowledge their but does even in its absence is way. More people are watching tucker carlson every night. Then chris cuomo and that message is not his he's just picking up. What's being echoed by. All these fringe people that i. It's not tucker's message. It's other people. He's just an echo for these bad people. They want you to fear government control over you. And why the hell shouldn't we he talks about a mask was an affliction science any notion of you being told to do something that's mind control and i can't make this point firmly enough. I don't believe anybody who watches. This show pays attention to that guy. Well of course. Not but you don't have any of yours. I really don't have more faith than that. But you can have faith all you one. In the absence of viewers fox's own lawyers argued in open court quote. No reasonable viewer would believe tucker swanson mcnair carlson as a credible source of news or anything else. They are spreading over. There with they know is poison. Because they know the fear cells. It's as simple as that and if you think there's some better reason show it to me. There is however legitimate reason for some slow walk getting the vaccine if it's so safe and effective why can't the vaccinated do whatever they want to do. It's a legitimate question. Chris cuomo's ratings are down forty three percent year to date over two year period. They're down twenty four twenty percent. They rebounded up twenty four percent for last year but in the last six months they've been down forty percent in the last three months down forty three percent of the last month. Forty six percent chris. Cuomo's average audience in the demo is four hundred eight thousand viewers four hundred eight thousand viewers in the demo But that in perspective fox news is one point. Two six million viewers chucker carlson. Tucker carlson's average audience is If five hundred thirty five thousand viewers now that's in the demo and now we need to discuss the demo because the demo is twenty five to fifty four. That's what advertisers care about twenty five to fifty four Then there's the p to demo the p. to demo is is everyone six at older. How many people were watching for chris. Cuomo the demo two thousand five hundred fifty four four hundred eight thousand five hundred thirty five thousand. Are you ready for how many people total watching. How many eyeballs are total watching chris. Cuomo one million tucker. Carlson three point two million in fact tucker carlson last month seen a three percent increase in the demo. While chris cuomo has seen a decline in the demo pretty staggering pretty staggering. Tucker's audience has come home. There's been a five hundred three percent gain for tucker carlson in overall viewers in the last month. And that is why. The media is using tucker carlson's their big bad because so many more people are watching tucker carlson then these other shows so many more people are watching. Tucker carlson than chris cuomo. So many now you want some some funny here. This is actually kinda. Let's see a don lemon don lemon show Ninety six thousand people in the demo. Four hundred twenty two thousand people overall don lemon. That's right Nobody watches dollar more people. Watch chris cuomo then watch don lemon. That's pretty staggeringly low numbers in the audience in the like total audience. Four hundred twenty two thousand people watch don lemon compared to three point. Two million for tucker carlson. That's really bad for cnn. That's really bad for cnn. Cnn's highest rated new show. Is jake tapper and jake. Tapper has in the demo. Two hundred fifty five thousand people right now watching which is less than cuomo in the demo but one point one nine million people in the over audience which is higher than cuomo and it fluctuates. Some cuomo's number two blitzer number three erin brunette number four. Let me just put this in perspective with you. So jake tapper is one point. One million cuomo is one million wolf. Blitzer is eight hundred seventy nine thousand. Now let's do fox news. Chucker is three point. Two million hannity is two point. Eight million the. Fox's two point seven million and laura ingram two point two million bread barrett number five in fifth place bret baier two million viewers in fifth place in anderson cooper eight hundred fifty one thousand viewers. Fox's audience is staggeringly higher The media hates that tucker. Carlson gets his many people watching as they do. But then this gets back to my point on. All of this is that they want us. Tuck across it as the big bat. And they can't because they can't vote. Tucker carlson out of office vilifying truckers to actually work it boosts his exposure. These people are buzzing about him. People are going to tune in out of curiosity just to see whether it's all about and fox will find advertisers. See what cnn and msnbc. You're trying to do is. They're trying to suppress advertisers to fox. This is all a business play against fox. It's not really about carlson. so much as it is. Fox's kicking there but they got hurt him with advertisers financially. They may not get fortune five hundred companies. Advertise you tucker carlson. But they'll find advertisers. And you know here's the other thing that the media to upset about is that republicans actually had a really good november. They picked up state seats. They held statehouses. They were expected to lose as the media from cnn. Msnbc stood in front of burning buildings and talked about the mostly peaceful protests. Their programming isn't impacting the conversation tucker carlson impacts the national conversation in a way chris. Cuomo can't even dream about. And so they've got to obsess about him continuing down the path. What karma will do. What don lemon. And chris cuomo and rachel maddow and chris as you're trying to do with tucker carlson they want to tie the gop to the insurrection. It makes democrats feel good but it's not actually going to work why because republicans are going to control redistricting. In most states voters generally like their own congressman. Most republicans actually have plausible deniability about january six and in two thousand twenty two joe biden in the folks are going to be more powerful selling point for american voters to make up their mind than anything related to the gop. Hi there it is. You're your exit here here the phone number if you wanna be the program eight. Seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven. Four to five congressman chip. Roy going to join me at the bottom of the hour from texas. You got to hear this audio. From texas democrat thought to be aware of that that modern science obviously recognizes that. There are many more than two biological sexes. In fact there are six which honestly resin hefner uprise. Surprised me too. Because i am not well-versed in this this issue area. I'm not a scientist. I'm a politician lot worse than scientists. Who could not here today and several scientific studies proving that the male advantage is immutable and that there in fact our two sexes. They are more fiqh x x x y. The other quote sex's mentioned are disorders of sexual development that are very ends of x x or x y chromosome they're still disorders a male or female. A you heard the texas democrat being corrected by the woman who actually knew her stuff. This is becoming accepted dogma. On the left that there are at least six genders when actually there are two there. The execs which is female in the x. y. Which is mail that standard biology. There are mutations that are variants That that clause Different traits You can have ex- ex- ex- ex- ex- ex- ex- y x y x x x y x y and a couple of other variants here but predominantly it is. It's based on the first few chromosomes the x x and the x. Y this by the way. This is actually settled science. This isn't theory. This is settled science. And what the left is trying to do now. Is they're trying to take the variance. The exceptions the fringe cases and make them the default rules. Well of course. There are multiple except now for a long time. What have we been told that. Sexist one thing and gender or something different notice how. They're moving the goalposts. Now we've gone from. Sex is biology and gender identity to there are multiple sexes therefore there are multiple genders therefore. They're the same thing and they could be expressed in different ways. The whole thing is nonsensical. But we're continuing to see the left move goalposts as the science doesn't go their way and so they've got rearrange it and then yell at you and keep you quiet. Science should never shut you up in yet. These people want you shut up because they can't actually compete with facts of logic that they can't actually complete with the real world as long as there's someone willing to stand up and say this is nonsense and the science itself. The biology itself says it's nonsense but you've actually got this elected democratic politician in texas. Who has not only bought into the nonsense but says it's modern science modern scientific theory. But it's not it's cuckoo for cocoa puffs and that's what is essentially becoming dogma on the left these days from texas chip. Roy joins me when we come back. Hi there it. Is eric erickson. Here of the year. here show nationwide. the phone. number is eight. Seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine. Seven three seven. Four to five Awaiting congressman chip roy. Who is going to join me here in just a little bit. I presume we were trying to get him on the phone. We were supposed to call him And we are. I wanna talk to about the border because one of the things that he has noted repeatedly is that the border isn't her operational control of the cartels in fact the cartels have we've now discovered have operated safe houses among other things and they're running roughshod over american authorities at the border very interesting to me that politico The newspaper up in washington. Dc it has drifted further and further left and it now has decided that it will not join the associated press in referring to the border as a crisis it will not Cover that issue And it'll tell you what's happening at the border but it won't referred to it as a crisis like the associated press will. The biden administration is hinting. The joe biden will say something to congress tonight about the border. My suggestion is ear or my theory is that he's not going to return to the trump administration policies that actually worked and this is becoming an issue with hispanic voters hispanic. Voters understand that. They are not in alignment with the democratic party on the issue of the border. And if you listen to mainstream media outlets if you listen to I listened to see in listen to the new york times list. The washington post they presume that hispanic voters overwhelmingly are okay with letting illegal aliens cross the american border. They're they're pretty sure they're okay with it. The problem is that they're not and and if they bothered to actually talk to hispanic voters they would see that. They're not an and part of the problem. Is the identity politics on the left. It's getting a little bit out of hand. It's like for example The washington post today has a story on what tim scott should say in response to joe biden's addressed congress the very same newspaper that told him scott. His american success story wasn't black enough now. Wants to tell the black man what he should tell the american people if you weren't here for that. The washington post decided to run a fact. Check on tim. Scott's grandfather. Tim scott has said repeatedly that his grandfather Left kat left school in third grade. Couldn't read or write had to pick cotton on the family farm to save the family farm and then went off to world war two and that. His family went from cotton congressman three generations. That is a true story. It is factually true. And the washington post decided to fact check it and welled up not even fact checking it. Say well yeah ok sure. It's true that his grandfather was illiterate and left the School to go pick cotton on the farm but you know his great great grandfather was literate and on the family farm. It's not what tim scott said. They decided to fact something. Scott never said and the reason they did it is because tim scott story is not a story of what they perceived to be the experience of a black family in this country it is supposedly that experiences supposedly Tim scott should be in some capacity Impoverished in some way resentful in some way and on and on goes that gets back to the issue of these spanish voters in the border hispanic voters are. The border are not hispanic voters seat. Black americans are black. Americans hispanic voters are not brown voters. They know referred to you. Know i remember yours. Was that a now. We talk about our black and brown friends. Everything now is color now you can. We were headed full circle but hispanic voters are hispanic voters. Hispanic voters are venezuelan. The colombian their argentina. The guatemalan the nicaraguan. Their mexican. they're either chilean peruvian. You name it. And i guess you could say brazilian but they actually speak Portuguese you call them. Latino guess but even then there from the dominican republic. They're from haiti from panama. They're from ecuador they're from bolivia they're from paraguay they're not hispanic voters and the democrats are so used to lumping people in by the color of their skin. The neo-racist essentially the democratic party. The party that brought you. Jim crow now defines everybody about the color of their skin. Black and brown win in fact those people have Views that are not necessarily the views of one group of people one skin color so with the democrats to believe that it is a winning message for them to show that. They're being soft and lenient at the border and allowing the refugees across a lot of these venezuelan and guatemalan and colombian and peruvian and julian american citizen voters. They came here illegally. They took the time to follow the law. They took the time to comply. They took the time to figure out what needed to be done. They took the time to get compliant with american law and become american citizens and when they see the bite administration running roughshod over everybody. They don't like it and the pulling more and more shows than like it in the media is deeply confused about this issue by the way the media is shoe. Primly confused about it because they presume these people are supposed to be on their side and they're not by the way i just got a text message from the congressman. He got confused. He's on central time. We're on eastern time. So he'll be here in the next hour the bottom of the hour so then i'll move on to what i was going to talk about this. This segment which actually plays perfectly into this. Democrats are in despair over redistricting. I just wanna read you. This piece from david ferreted the week. You can hear the despair. His voice. the headline is this democrats face a stark choice on redistricting every ten years the us celtics population shifts seats in the house. Representatives according to how different states have grown this process known as reapportionment has obvious political implications for the house because each state with more than one seat also draws new district boundaries. The census bureau after a lengthy delay to settle legal challenges. Release those numbers. Monday and they were mostly bad news for democrats hoping to clean to their narrow majority next year unless they can muster the courage to make some much needed and fundamental changes to our dated electoral college system. The top line numbers were not expected by observers who keep a close eye on population shifts pennsylvania michigan illinois west virginia. Ohio new york and california will all lose a seat in the one hundred thirty five member house while florida montana north carolina colorado horrible gain one fast-growing texas will add to if we want to reduce this solely to the twenty twenty election. That's a net gain of three seats for states won by donald trump at a net loss of three seats for states. Won by president biden. The only big surprises arizona was expected to gain a seat at it did not absurdities abound of course including the fact that had new york candidate nine more people it would not have lost a district overall these figures. Tell the story of a long slow moving shift to the population away from the northeast and midwest and toward the south and west a migration driven by housing costs job opportunities and weather than ideology the widespread availability of low cost. Air conditioned has made many of these states more attracted to people who can help mostly hang around indoors in the most punishing summer months rather than slowly melt in this wet puddles. If the united states used a sensible nonpartisan system for drawing the boundaries of its house districts that would be the end of it but nearly half of those four hundred thirty five house seats will be drawn in states where single-party control means the helms of gerrymandering will immediately be released to squeeze as many seats for their party out of the maps as possible. All be damned and that spells trouble for democrats because republicans will be able to do this. Too many more districts than democrats in several states with single-party. Gop control now have more seats in the house. There's basically no check on state. Republicans in texas and the state supreme court throughout florida's post twenty. Ten gerrymander is now in the grasp of conservatives democrat governor roy. Cooper can't veto the maps produced by the republican state legislature of north carolina. Republicans in wisconsin are likely to use every tool at their disposal to do an end run around their own democrat governor. Meanwhile the largest democratic state california uses a nonpartisan commission to draw its boundaries. The upshot of all these factors is likely to be a modest shift in the house landscape away from democrats in toward republicans. Meaning that team blue will have to not just win. But clobber the gop. To keep the speaker's gavel. Nancy pelosi's hands. The supreme court could have ended the charade twenty nineteen but as usual chief justice john roberts at his friends said any conceivable principles aside to reinforce republicans structural advantages in the us electoral system declaring that it was up to congress and the states to fix partisan gerrymandering should any cases stemming from this round of redistricting once again reached the court. They'll be heard by an even stronger. Conservative majority the good news is there are ways to end. The anti-democratic met has now. They uses a little de here any democratic. It's actually anti-democrat madness to reduce the partisan jackie morale the census and stop punishing the citizens of certain states for growing less than their neighbors. I repeal the permanent reinforcement. Act the kept the house Thirty five seats. Allow the chamber to grow dynamically along with the population rather than take seats away from illinois. New york they could simply award new ones to the states whose populations are growing quickly. The us house of representatives as scholars have been shouting futilely into the wind for new years is much too small when the health sized was frozen the us at one hundred six billion people or two hundred forty three thousand people per representative it is now over seven hundred forty seven thousand people per representative of figure that would shocked horrified. The founders congress could radically increase the size of the house or could allow for modest increases in size. Every two years it could also require nonpartisan redistricting commissions for all states. All those are within the indisputable authority of congress and would eliminate the republican. Party's systemic and cynical. A tips to entrench minority rule of the states and the congress notice the fretful nature of this notice the despair. This was not an issue in the nineties and early. Two thousands of the democrats control the states it only became an issue in the republicans started making big gains in states and now suddenly the democrats had enough. But there's something else left unsaid in this one. He doesn't talk about states. Like new york in maryland that are gonna gerrymander republicans out of power but one of the other things they don't talk about a lot of those nonpartisan commissions. Do you know why any idea why because they favor republicans. This is something the media doesn't want to talk about. You've seen the maps you know the maps the maps that show the bright red swath of the country that voted for donald trump and yet was urban areas that voted for joe biden and those are populous areas of the rural parts of the country are not as populous but they dominate the landside landscape. Those areas of the country are areas of the country. Were you'll get republicans elected still even a nonpartisan redistricting commissions look for example at iowa iowa the democrats in iowa decided to go to a nonpartisan redistricting commission and guess what helped the in california notice he the the little the little language in the california when he dances around the issue that california uses a nonpartisan commission. California using a nonpartisan commission helped the republicans. Try the nonpartisan. Redistricting commission california helped republicans the nonpartisan redistricting commission colorado helped republicans. The nonpartisan redistricting commissions help republicans. Why because when you spread out across the landscape outside of urban areas there tend to be republicans they live in the suburbs exurbs. The rural areas. The democrats packed themselves into cities. So you're drawing lines. It benefits republicans. Would you have nonpartisan commissions. Because what are the chief. Goals of the nonpartisan commissions is to keep communities of interest together in keeping communities of interest together they tend to block out certain areas of cities to keep those communities of interest together which then frees up other areas that helps republicans. It doesn't actually work the way. The democrats thought it would sort of the laws of into unintended consequences in politics and then there's the complication going full circle. Hispanic voters are becoming more republican law and order jobs and when they see what happens to the border the venezuelan or the peruvian time to come here legally is really hacked off at the by administration making it so easy for illegal aliens to come here at a time. They've caused an economic situation. This country where it's hard for people to find jobs illegals or filling those jobs and legal hispanic voters like l. That is happening. All of these factors that the media just convinced themselves would help democrats turns out his helping republicans and they're really angry about it but they don't know what to do because they've been saying for years these were the solutions and now they're finding solutions actually helped the gop. Hello there it is. You're erickson here. Y'all it is time to tell you that mother's day is coming. I'm trying to do you a service. I'm trying to do a public service announcement until you. You don't wanna your mom or your wife mad. 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You're not gonna have to worry about flowers that are just gonna die and then your wife or your mom was going to have to clean up the mess. 'cause you know you're not going to do it you grill. You invite the family over you. Rub it in your brothers and sisters. If you bring your mom over you make her stay in force them to eat the very delicious burgers. I mean. they're still getting great burgers but you cooked it. You planned it. You prepared it and you got a great deal twenty dollars off your first order over forty five percent off the total package at an omaha. Steaks dot com. You put georgia in the search bar. You get the. Let's go girl package. You cook up a memorable feast for your mom for mother's day and get back to building family memories in a way we have been able to in the last year with this pandemic. I want to play one more clip from chris. Cuomo i want to go back to a prior story here. I should have played this clip earlier. I forgot i requested but it is worth played. You know chris cuomo mona the most do what the government says guys. You heard him attacking chris tucker carlson earlier for the audacity to think the government should control our lives. Listen to chris cuomo by your own numbers. Ten percent of cases happen outdoors eighteen point seven times higher odds of transmission indoors. Combine that with your own data. Eighty-seven million fully vaccinated just over seven thousand breakthrough investigations. It's like point zero zero five percent. You know the research was that you take the vaccine because it gives you immunity then why not treat it that way and let the vaccinated live their lives. Yeah we'll look think about all the things that you can do if you're vaccinated today you can gather you can go to restaurants you can do all these things and if you're vaccinated it's simply not safe for you. Just watch the news and look what's happening in india if you need some motivation to get to get vaccinated this this thing is still lethal. And you know the cdc. I think it's one thing for lake meeting. Go on twitter and say oh. Let's just get rid of everything because i've been vaccinated. But if you're the cdc the cost of misstep the cost of going too fast Having to go backwards as you lose everybody in the process. So they're taking their steps. And i think they're doing a great job. The bringing the country along their job is to get it right for the the disease for the country not for any one individual and i think In doing that. I think we'll find that these things will come off more and more. I walked around today without a mask. I think it was great There's more and more things we can do without a mask and i think if you're not vaccinated that's not the principal reason. You should do it. But that's one reason you should do it. Those cuomo's incredulous tone wislawa. He's one of the the cd h officials even he is starting to realize the messaging from the federal government. So stupid on this issue. And now they're coming for joe. Rogan the podcast. Her over what he said just like the tucker carlson situation. We'll talk about that when we come back.

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Tucker Was Tucker All Along

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Tucker Was Tucker All Along

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But of course, cliches don't come from nowhere the spectacle of illegal immigrants separated from their children, the border has ceased to be a news story in any traditional sense of the term. He does not what a vent to kind of competition in which elite spider see who can reach greater heights of rhetorical. Excess in self-righteous posturing his performance are really Carlson's supposedly intellectualize arguments against immigrants in Norwich have made him the darling of the alt-right the daily Stormer claims as poster child and lately the. Declaration, Heil Tucker is being used without irony. And now, courtesy of the FOX obsessed liberal media watchdog media matters comes a trove of archival Carlson rhetoric that dispenses with intellectual pretense altogether. It's just hate speech. Rock is a crappy place filled with a bunch of you know, semi literate keep there's some overtalked there. But he saying semi illiterate. Primitive monkeys referring to Iraqis all of them, I suppose it's just one of many decade old clips from shock jock. Bubba the love sponges radio show Carlson, a frequent guest. There is also heard denouncing women in the most vulgar terms and his defense of whiteness goes to a very creepy place. You know, white man, you know, contributed some I would say by creating civilization and stuff. I think they've done a pretty whatever Obama. Would kick your ass playing basketball. Yeah. I'll of course, you would. Getting fall on. He's black saying, he's a real brother. Hey, do you got. Is that was he black for one thing? One white parent one black. So that makes him use is any white. So yes, the air to Bill o'reilly's pulpit of lies and intolerance seems to have been born for the job and yet his history prep school son of elite parents who made a name as a stylish and diligent shoe leather journalist seems to have predicted nothing of the Tele creep he has become how in the world to he get here. Liz lens is a writer for Columbia journalism review in September of last year. She profiled Carlson exploring very much that same question. Liz, welcome to on the media. Thank you for having me. He founded the daily caller which started out with journalistic aspirations, and is now essentially FOX primetime in text, which I would say it's kind of a microcosm of his entire career. So let's begin with what Tucker Carlson. It used to be he had this reputation as a serious journalist, but the Tucker we see now was present from day one on the page when he graduated from college. He got a job at policy review went for there to work for the democrat gazette an Arkansas than the weekly standard and was freelancing for Esquire and talk magazine, and then from there founded the daily caller and pivoted to video where we find him now. But back in the day hit a lot of admirers among respected journalists, and he still does one of the things that reporting out the piece was there were a lot of people who worked with him who stand by his early journalism as this kind of hunter S Thompson, ask voicing journalist who did the work. He would talk to people and people would talk to him. That was the foundation of his career was this kind of charming rogue who could get people to talk to him in a real, unfiltered way. He had that profile of George Bush were Bush was saying all sorts of swear words and talking about Karla Faye Tucker and mimicking her on death row in this real uncensored way. He had this reputation as somebody who could term anybody into being real with him. He went to Lybia with Al Sharpton, the scholar Cornell west and the saxophonist and spiritual leader front, so king all black. And it wasn't as though he was the Klansmen in their midst. It was quite a shop is reporting Carlson did some real diligence there. But there is a lot of kind of reverse racism rhetoric in he's really Liam pooling people in a way that I think that if we. We would go back now with our twenty nineteen is in honestly, we should have seen it then too. There's a lot of racism there. I think we know that reverse racism is not an actual thing. And there's parts of his article where he's talking about how I was raised. We didn't see color. We were just people with last names. These are the ways we wrap up racism and put a bow tie on it. I think that he was performing conscionable racism at the time in people were buying it. And letting it be published a nominating it for national magazine awards even the actual boats. That was when he had the bowtie, but he has lost. It will never forgive him for it. And we're going to get to sort of the inner Tucker unleashed and a moment. But I want to come back to the daily caller, which I guess is about a decade old and at its inception. It was not the reactionary propaganda rag that it has become what were they going for at the time. Well, I would say as long as it remained an idea it was not the reactionary propaganda MAG. It's the moment it became a living entity. It was a reactionary propaganda MAG in its inception. When it was still a growing fetus inside the uterus of his mind had this idea of being. Yes, this pure thing. This way of being the independent voice. And I think so many media outlets began this way, right? We're going to be the one that is independent. We're going to be the one that you know, holds the feet to the fire of power, but the MO. Moment. He started raising money. He got all these really shady people involved the man who famously told Andrea Mitchell that you know, back in his day women held aspirin between their legs as as birth control. That guy was on from day one. It's hard to see how even idealistically you could make something independent with that guy giving you money money is not free of moral compromise. And no matter who you are the person who pays you is the person who pulls the strings, even if you think you're independent and Carlson does he still thinks he's independent even though he's blatantly biased, no in life. Where all are. We not on a journey. Gradually gone from kind of centrist to basically, shake Avar, others get more conservative as they get invested in the status quo. But with Carlson, it's as if someone threw a switch, or at least activated something inside him in turned on this demagogue. What was the switch money? That's the simple answer. I think but I think two things are happening here. I think it's too simplistic to say that one day he just changed again. I think he was always this person. But what made it more, raw and more real to us or to our culture is changing. We don't have the tolerance we had for these quote unquote contrarians with their unpeaceful jokes. We're realizing the harm that that language. Causes the harm to people the violence. It can incite an has incited so one our culture is changing and two I think the longer Carlson is in his job at Fox News. He's protected from the consequences of his speech. He lives in a nice house. He goes to a nice job. He has a ton of money, and he would have a ton of money, regardless of the Fox News job. But this money inculcates him from the realities of the rest of the world. And so the moments that he's marginally forced to come to grips with what his words mean. And how they affect people. He can't handle it. He refuses to apologize and in some ways, it's understandable. Because again, he has been this person from day one read his two thousand three book, he has horrible offensive comments about. Mccullough win skiing there he jokes about Jim Traficant sexually assaulting women at MSNBC and thinking that it's funny. These comments on the Bubba the love sponge show, our old as people are fond of pointing out, but actually think that that is a better argument for this is just who he was coming to fruition. He's always been this person. But he was never called out on it before because our culture was different before. And now all of a sudden he's getting called out on it. And he's shocked or when I asked you what had changed to instantaneously said money. Yeah. No as someone who struggles to make a living as a freelance writer. In fact, you're in your piece, you know, you talked about how underwater you were in that line of work, you know, that the whole money proposition changes immediately. Once you're on TV where the real money is could you just as easily? Said that the thing that unleashed the inner Tucker Carlson was TV, and you know, the money that it's based on. Sure, I think that the TV problem comes from a money problem. Right. And they both feed into each other in this like gross symbiotic relationship, the voices that have the most power over the news right now for everyday normal Americans are the voices on cable news in of those Tucker Carlson is one so, yeah, it's a power problem because he is popular he has a lot of money end. It's this thing whereas long as he stays popular he'll keep earning money in as long as he keeps earning money. It'll be popular. It's the self feeding beast, that's not just a Tucker problem. Right. This is a many headed hydra you cut the head of Tucker off. And I mean that very metaphorically. And then, you know, ten more are gonna pop up. There was an incident you wrote about. In your CJ RPG's in two thousand nine Carlson was at CPAC. The big annual convention of conservatives in Washington, and he was on stage warning the audience away from spewing and imbibing demagoguery, I'm literally in the process of stockpiling weapons, food and moving to Idaho. So I'm not in any way going to take a second seed to anybody in this room ideologically. But I will say, honestly, if you create a news organization whose primary objective is not to deliver accurate news. You will fail you will fail. The New York Times is a liberal paper. But it's also in it is to its core. Liberal paper. It's also a paper that cares about whether they smell people's names, right by and large. It's a paper that actually cares about accuracy. Conservatives need to build institutions that mirror those institutions that are that's that's the true. You don't believe me? The New York Times, you don't think those are booze which on the subject of reacting to the marketplace. I think are probably very significant in his trajectory, the real tragedy of of Carlson is not that you know, he became something that he wasn't is. What is that? He saw the problem, but then fell right into the same trap. He identified he used to be so self aware and then lost that. But yeah, he he's right in that moment that, you know, not just conservatives but Americans need to develop institutions that care about factual accuracy. And the problem is that Carlson didn't just come up through FOX. He came up through CNN. He came up through MSNBC, and it's really easy for us to Pontius pilot wash our hands and say, this is a Fox News problem. But it's not it's a cable news problem. You know, there are deeper issues here, and he was right in at that moment. He was he was right. There's other moments to where he gets it right early in his policy review days. He has this great piece where he mocks liberals for advocating for racial Justice while living in gated communities and sending their kids to private schools. He's not wrong. But he's also very wrong. To your point about cable news as a whole. Here's another episode from way back in two thousand and four that I believe was also formative in the the evolution where Dave Aleutian of Tucker Carlson was from his CNN show crossfire which to foment, hyper partisan shouting matches. I mean that was the idea was engineered. But one night the gassed was Jon Stewart and this exchange lives on the internet. You know, forever to do a debate would be great. But that's like saying pro wrestling is a show about competition. Think you're good comedian. I think your lectures are boring. Lemme ask you a question on the news. Now, this is theater. I mean, it's not how old are you thirty five and you wear a bow tie. I know I know you're right here. Let me just go. I'm not I'm not suggesting that you're not. You're not a smart guy because those are not easy to tie. But the bills. That this you're doing theater when you should be doing debate. Which would be great. Honest. On what you do is perfect partisan hackery. And and I'll tell you, and I will get to my suspicions in a moment. But what you saw in this exchange was not just an attack on cable pyrotechnics. But you actually saw a similarity between John Stewart who was a hero of the liberals with Tucker Carlson who was on his way to become any here of the conservatives when I was reporting out the profile the PR person for Fox News constantly reminded me Tucker's, not he's not news. We consider him entertainment. He's not news. We consider him entertainment, which was the exact defense that Stewart uses for himself. And I don't think that that's a coincidence. I do think that Stewart sidestepped a lot of criticism by saying, oh, no, I'm inner tain -ment. I'm not news. And that's exactly what you see. Happening in cable news right now, the people who are the most influential voices are sidestepping people's attempts to call them out on factual accuracy by them, saying, limestone, industry, entertainment voice. No, another similarity. You point out is charm. They've both called vacated this persona of a charming rogue. Now, you've spent some time with him is he charming is he roguish versus just plain monstrous, I didn't spend time with him in person. A lot of people told me he was charming. I did not find him charming. I found him to be boring. All he did was lecture about free speech. Even when I was just saying, you know, what did you do in college? And who do you vote for and just very simple kind of background questions? All devolved TD's, kind of voyeuristic lectures on free speech, which was the exact same thing. He, you know. Accused John Stewart of doing and so again, the the comparisons get mixed there. But no, I didn't find him charming. I don't know. Maybe if I had been from the New Yorker, and if I had been a different kind of person in he admitted me pancakes, maybe it would have been different. But I do think that there is. He hasn't been profiled by a lot of women has he right? I actually asked this of the PR person. I said how many women have profiled him? And she was like, oh, all these women have interviewed him. And I was like, no, no, no. But like for an in depth profile, how many women, and they assured me there were some. But we couldn't come up with any in deep Lexis Nexis search I couldn't come up with any. So I do think that there is a perspective here, which as a side note is always why you should have gender and racial diversity in your journalism rooms because you're gonna see something a lot different than what you would see if you send in the same old same old Knipe retiring. Well, that makes me a little frightened to ask too much of it. What the heck? If it's man's planning. Well, so far it I apologize in advance. Make it really fun. What have I yell at you? My fear. That maybe bright young Tucker Carlson is just a learner. He learned from the feet of the master John Stewart at how to hijack an manipulate an argument sometimes for a punchline, but certainly to stifled debate he learned from that CPAC audience what the marketplace once and would it absolutely does not want. He learns that TV is agnostic about your politics. If you deliver ratings he learned from Bill O Reilly that going on the attack creates drama and forecloses actual debate. Even after the Bubba tapes were resurrected his defiant, refusal to apologize to the so-called liberal mob as he described it played very well to the mob that he incites every night does any of that resonate with you. I think that yes. In the sense. But also, I think that that perhaps erases his past of, you know, bow tied acceptable racism. I do think it has always been there. It is always there. Sure has he learned new methods in grown. Yes. But I think he has been the same Tucker from day one in. I think that however, you see Tucker, I think really defines how you see America. If you wanna see America's all of a sudden, you know, we pivoted and what happened we have no idea what's happening to our country or you can look at our country and say, yes, there are all these problems that are getting worse or or maybe we're just cleaning out from under the bed. Maybe these problems have always been there. We just didn't see them or we refused to see them before. And I think that's why a lot of his fan base side with. Him if he had changed so much they wouldn't side with him because they're in the same place. They've been doing this same thing for so long saying the same thing about immigrants or their communities in religion and women in all of a sudden now, it's not okay. And they don't understand what's changed because they certainly haven't who ask your. Who ask you about self awareness and this resonates with me because when I get agitated my voice, shoots straight up, you know, at which of course, a lot of people read as aggression, which it is not meant to me. It's just me being upset, and there is this bit of funny dialogue between yourself and Tucker in your piece that just strikes me as being so eminently Carl Sonian he says to you in the interview, quote, the idea that I win debates because I yell louder. It's like absurd. And of course, it is absurd. Because he absolutely start shouting on TV shouting down his guest. It happens all the time or shutting down people not even on the set. And yet he denies that. It's taking place, and and as he said those words to you. Hey was shouting. He was well, I'm also a shout. Order. I would just like to make clear I get very passionate about things. I'm trying to keep my voice, very comb for you. But I am shatter nine times out of ten. I'm the loudest person in the room was in a Brooklyn bar recently. And I got asked to keep it, quiet. And like if you're the loudest person in Brooklyn bar in your mom from Iowa, I feel like that's a real. I'm really proud of that. But what was happening in that moment was I had asked him because right before his MSNBC show was launched. He had given this interview where he said, I'm not gonna shout. I'm not gonna do that crossfire thing anymore. I'm not gonna do I'm going to be a whole new person. And then he wasn't. And so I had asked him. I was like do you think that you set out with these good intentions in than change them? And he immediately got to -fensive, and it was like, I'm not shouted. I'm not shouting. I never shout. And I think it was happening. There was this a bit of cognitive dissonance. Like, I was actually laughing in the interview because it was. Funny. No. But you're actually shouting right now at lea- in. He was like, okay. Well, maybe I get loud sometimes which have been the right? And I mean who hasn't and I think that was maybe the most human. He did get in that interview. Because it was a moment where he perhaps admitted that. Yeah, he was this person. There are some meta issues like you pointed out him pointing out a problem with the media, and then him becoming that problem with the media it, you know, it's almost perfectly scripted. He's the tragic hero of media. But I mean, not so tragic because you know, he's very wealthy. And no matter what happens even if his shows cancelled he's gonna be fine. Well, you did, you know meditate thoughtfully in your piece. It took you five thousand words to do it or so luck. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait here. But of course, Jon Stewart did it in three words. He said Tucker, you're a dick that what comes down to just that. Tucker is a dick and sell easy, right? It's so easy. Just to say, oh, you're a horrible person and write them off. But I don't think it is that easy because you cannot just right Tucker Carlson off because he has enormous power and enormous influence a source that I talked to for that story called me up the other day and was talking to me about all the Tucker revelations. She just wanted to chat and she's still a fan. And there are still so many fans. So if you just write them off as dick you're writing off a whole huge part of America rather than looking at it. And grappling with the messy news one final thing. Yeah. You mentioned earlier that during the course of writing the pace and preparing for it. There was frequent intervention by Carlson's PR people which made me think that it was very concerned or FOX was very concerned about how this all is going to come out. Did you ever hear from him or them the day before the piece was published? There is a flurry of PR activity where the PR person decided she would no longer deal with me. And this PR person. I think a lot of journalists have reached out to me in the intervening time and this Pierce person. And FOX's PR people have quite the reputation among journalists for being very heavy handed. So no shock there. But I did send the links to Tucker, and he wrote back essentially, I'm going to misquote it ha-. Good one. Which is kind of funny because if we're talking about like meta things that Carlson has done traps, he's fallen into one of the things that it did occur to me while I was writing it was that I was Tucker Carlson being Tucker Carlson, you know, writing the kind of profile of him that he would have written of himself back in the day. And that's the only feedback I've gotten. Liz, thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Liz lens is a writer for among other August outlets the Columbia journalism review following media matters first article on the love, sponge tapes, Tucker Carlson responded on Twitter that quote media matters caught me saying something naughty on radio show more than a decade ago, rather than express the usual ritual contrition how about this. I'm on television every week Night Live for an hour. If you want to know where I think you can watch anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on. And explain why. Well, that's not true. But it certainly won't be next week. Because next week we learned Tuesday night Carlson will be away on vacation. I'm Bob Garfield. WNYC studios is supported by indeed dot com when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need. Help getting near shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com post a job in minutes. 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Sad Boy Tucker, Already With The Xmas Music? 11.12.18

The Daily Zeitgeist

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Sad Boy Tucker, Already With The Xmas Music? 11.12.18

"Hello. I'm Anna REEs, and I'm Laurin vocal bomb, and our show foodstuff all about these islands history and culture food and drink is relaunching as saver re along with our super producer Dylan Fagin are hitting the road to find the stories behind all the things we like to eat and drink. We will be talking to the culinary creators and eaters of the world to get to the bottom of why we like what we like. And how we can find more of those things on our first trip. We went to Asheville North Carolina a city that pulled itself out of a seventy year, economic depression with beer and food. Neil episodes will be coming out Wednesday and Friday on apple podcasts. Hello the internet and welcome to season. Fifty seven episode one of these guys. Podcast where we take a seat dive into America's shared consciousness using the headline FOX office reports TV ratings trending on Google media. It's Monday November twelfth two thousand eighteen names. Jack, O'Brien AK to know baby. Is it good to you can do to you those things that I do know. It is. Ooh. Jack O'Brien, and I'm thrilled to be joined as always by my co host, Mr. miles. Just in the chair tonight that just in something. This. Thank you to Weston b w brace eight three one eight six four five five nine seven four whatever that Twitter handle is so much for that one. Is that cutting crew? Yeah. That verged on a weird Al like a food based. Yeah. Yeah. You know, he had a little bit of it gonna try and improvise a little bit. But I don't have the mental last Tissot tea at the moment. I mean, just eat it. But thought well, we are thrilled to be joined in our third see by the Polaris podcast host improviser comedian movie star, Mr. Eric lamb perr. Thank you, gentlemen. Thank you pleasure to be back. It's been too long. I've say I think I enjoyed about just the three record of this. What's that seeing? How we? Yeah. My older make worse. Yes. Don't give the people. I. Cold brew. I love a little bit of cold brew. That was quite nice. And then I still you and it was like a Cup of Joe Cup of Joe just gonna American old fashioned co. Yeah, we were talking about that earlier today actually that the reason that it's called Joe is because British of bills in World War Two American soldiers were known as Joe's right only. The Americans drank coffee because it is a bitter garbage water. Like we drink tea. So that's how it got the name. Joe? And a little less than fair you had a sort of. I guess it would be an Espresso. Yeah. Ness, breezy as we like to pretend like I'm Clooney enjoy. Yes. Yeah. What do you mean? He has his that's his like whole. Yeah. This is brand. That's good for him. We all need a brand and mine is just uncut concentrated, cold brew. What'd you think? My brand will be if I have made it if I've made a big I say if. When the universe yourself. The streets devito in the sheets. That's not his brand though. Be like a product that. I go look at me. And you're like. Yeah. Puff Eric some kind of designer sunglasses. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I feel like some kind of lifestyle item. Okay. Thank you very much. Yeah. 'cause you have like a models build, you know, what I mean. Oh, yeah. Long models. Best face. Well, no. So don't that's again member upstairs? We're talking about beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Well, you say that, but I back in two thousand nine hundred a commercial in the UK that was so annoying. Are the I was voted number five because kind of two thousand nine real and part of like the British elections. Her. If you make it to number one, you you become prime minister. And basically what happened was there was so many Facebook groups, but how uglier was that? She typed an ugly man on Google. I was on page two. That's right. I know that from not just because I do go to and I'm like, oh, yeah. I recognize you from that. Now, you've talked about that before on a podcast. I listen to it. Probably wasn't this. Okay. Identity them. Shit. No. That happens on podcast, if I was people know my life, anything everyone knows a date my parents split up because I say March seventh anyway, don't worry about it. It's really roll them really upset. That's fine. He's over fucking my own trial. Man. Do you know what I mean? With focused show. All right. We're going to get to know a little bit better in a moment. First we're going to take our listeners through what we're talking about today. We're going to do a quick box office review of what came out this past weekend. We're going to talk about the fact that ice tea has never had a big oil or coffee or seen the movie e t we're going to talk about how the president should maybe take a cue from China and start investing in a journalists because Jana they figured it out. They did. Well, it's the first uncanny valley lists kind of I've ever seen. I just I was like, yeah. That's a person reading the news. We'll talk about that. We'll talk about how the president doesn't know Matt Whitaker, even though he just named him acting attorney general we're going to talk about the amazing disappearing caravan that entire caravan that everybody was so worried about those there's a photograph of it at the top of drudge for a week straight. And now nobody's. Saying a single fucking word because the midterms were huge wait what happened? Napa literally disappeared. We're gonna talk about how conservatives were cheering at then to last week as climate change killed everyone in southern California. I thought that was funny. We're gonna talk about Michelle Obama and her upcoming book and war of words with the president. We're going to talk the ballot of Tucker Carlson, what his background is where he did a little bit of a deep dive to try and figure out what the fuck is going on with that guy. Papa John's back in legal trouble. We're talking about that. And then we're going to do a deep dive blood watch into the sexiest man alive. Obviously going to be me. Oh, you may surprise. You are not on this list. Am I on your list? Oh, yeah. Number one place, replace Idris Elba with your face, Eric, my people magazine spoilers on and please. If you could tell your lawyers, I am not going to sign that restraining order. I won't acknowledge it Eric what is something from your search history. That is revealing about who you are hypnotherapy. I've just done some therapy via the internet. Not increase was quite scary. Because who's to trust right? Yeah. You know, you don't want to like the therapy. You're gonna drive you're to get there. And now, it's just old online. You can do online. And it was pretty good. Actually, it is you. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Like YouTube video. Yes. So you you know, you stick on the headphones and its purpose around sound. Yes. When you get relaxed, and you don't want anyone to come into room. And it's amazing. How it works? Yeah. It was like over Skype, or are you just watch the video. It's a video. Oh shit. Yeah. Yeah. Yourself caring. Yes. Tube hypnotherapy. I'm trying to like better myself things pretty good. But come Bova to leave the house. Yeah. Yeah. Online. Bring the pope who is talking to me on the screen is not implanting me with like a secret mission thrive. Everyone is it a voice is there. Someone on the screen. It's someone on the screen, but that could be -ducted real. Yeah. Could be an AI from China. It could be an and what did they hypnotize you into doing erectile dysfunction? I v. So it's a generally it was like, you know, I'm gonna treat myself to little bit. We'll man. Really, I'll show been to that video Willman because it's like, I I'm not I'm not saying to talk about it like, you know, something is just need a little bit help with the pain is the old peanuts. And I don't want to take a pill. Right. It's all in the mind. Isn't it? It's only the Brian is it though, I don't know. Well, let's just say that my penis is very thankful for the video. Oh, well, again, it's actually it's always hot now. To say, it's a real problem. The blood is your other Google search. What is something? You think is overrated overrated? I would say erection. It's no brilliant. Yes. Writes, it will clearly the truth is now overrated. Is it's like, I don't know. What's real and what's not anymore? Okay. And it's it feels like I have a rightful most people. I really had your head fucks that bad that you don't know what truth is you're just observing a world in which we seem like we're in a post truth world. Yeah. We're gonna post you yourself do know what the truth. I know what a truth does that even matter anymore. But yeah. But I understand because we're increasingly moving into like a all you have to be like nine. That's not true. Yeah. And then like, okay, cool. Yeah. It's terrifying. Moving on. I'll try that with the police next time. Yes. Almost saying that we should all watch the deposition of Trump from. I forget what year it was. I think it was like two thousand thirteen or something where he was being deposed by someone who is suing him, and the lawyers actually had all his lies like lined up. They knew what he was going to lie about and so they they would just like get him to lie. And then be like, actually here's proof that that's a lie. And then just like you can see his brain like how he lies and is just like constantly. He just never stops for a moment. He'll just be like, okay. And then make up another lie. Like just from one to the next. Isn't it isn't that amazing as well? He likes so much that he's created his own reality. Right. And it cost only shifting so you can't get your balance. Right. But does he know if he's lying? All that's why. That's why I don't think. He cares. Right. I think it just doesn't like practically it does not matter to him. So that's an amazing life to live, isn't it? Yeah. To lie. Your way out of literally any such. It's funny because I watched a lot of kitchen nightmares shutout to Gordon Ramsay. And there are a lot of like restaurant owners who have the same sort of mentality of like, I'm not doing anything wrong with my restaurant. All of these customers are wrong. Yeah. And you can see how that slow like Ramsey's able to break them down because he can just be very blunt and be like, hey, fucking idiot. If the restaurant was that good. We're the fucking customer, right? Shut the fuck up. And then eventually they break them. They just they have a moment where the fucking right? And I feel like, you know, there's no one there to really brutally challenge him like that where he's going to have to like, I feel like everyone when he lies or just like fuck, it just don't even say, you should just then golden Ramsey's White House. Exactly. I mean, Jim Acosta, I think is the closest thing which makes him uncomfortable. And that's just get him out of here. Yeah. Costa's? No, Gordon Ramsay also. No, no. I mean, he should be fucking full full on just cursing. Yeah. That's what he needs somebody to shake the shit out of. But it's not going to happen. I think there's this myth out there to jump ahead a couple that I've noticed. What is that Trump has like an interior life like another like an ordinary human being? But he's just like a very simple, you know, machine that is just like stride, just generating as as much generating the truth that is most beneficial to him at all times so self preservation is the name of his game. What is something? You think is underrated. Have you guys seen Johnny mnemonic? Oh, yeah. Y'all fuck. Yeah. I've seen Johnny mnemonic last time this week. And my mind is blown away by this terrible. But brilliant, really, so so bad early nineties and counties can put information in his brain. It's a little bit matrix eighth. Like, it feels like he got the matrix role from data career. Yeah. So you can put some information in his Brian then he travels with it as his before USB jump drive. Right. This is so he's like a thumb drive. Yeah. Yeah. They load them up with a bunch of proprietary vote under like okay now go to China. Download some pretty cool like far out ideas and is based on a book called ongoing net. -cremento is it. And there are some pretty great predictions about the future is leading. Right. But then there was some weird like nitty end this Jesus comes. And he fights Jesus fights Kiani, and he has to like upload all his information in the internet dolphin. So there's a dull finis made of internet. No, he they nailed everything. It's it's the kind of film that you watch once in your anger. They got made. And you're like, well, I'm gonna wanna watch it again. Right. It's the best thing. You know, it's funny that movie was set in the year twenty twenty one. So we got two years everybody two years to invent the internet. Dolphin motherfuckers. Jump drive. Yes. All right. And finally, what is a myth. What's something people? Think is true, you know, to be befalls. I actually know guys. I don't actually have one. You don't supposed to become one bomb? Like, what is a myth? And what is not a man how about there's a myth. I think out there that it's always sunny in Philadelphia is no longer on. Because I didn't know that the that the show was out and making good episodes. But you came in today, and we're like, oh my mind was blown by the latest. I've aside always was so good the perfect mix of comedy. And then like just know it takes you to this emotional powerful sane. And it was almost it was cinematic. He went from comedy to like the Cinemax pace. And then you see Donny dining defeo who's this? Incredible grotesque Performa. By asking me this buffoon disgust will. Yes, outrageously grotesque. And then he's come out comes out now with this. You can see why he's a veteran Ray it's blown away and you end up I ended up crying just this. This piece of all it was a piece of to not have a single for about six minutes in a in a comedy show and to to like really like kill it with no jokes. It was. Amazing. So it's always sunny still out there still out here doing it. You're literally rubbing your chin. Hm? Out that gets that shows still that's how I felt about the Nathan for you series for now or season finale of the series finale that was another moment where I was like well this comedy show. Just like made me feel every range of motion that was. All of them like two months ago. I didn't I've never heard of Nathan Feo. Yeah. That guy Bill from the last episode. Yeah. Used to go to the supermarket. I went to growing up. I recognize him last time. I was there. I saw him and got a photo. I haven't got a little teary at the end of the Adam Sandler special. So that was a great special in fresh. Yeah. It was nice and silly. Like exactly we'll we'll plus you need right now. Yes. Bloody cygnus. Yeah. Just get silly. Agreed. All right, guys. Let's talk about what came out last weekend this past weekend. What the world needs. Now is the third Grinch movie. We we haven't had enough. There was the live action one with Jim Carey that was the classic animated one. We need another one. That is also computer animated this time. I guess so was the voice Benedict Cumberbatch. I think got it really is. Yeah. Wow. He's in now, he's totally in son deadly. I'd have to say I quite like the of commercials and the billboards I see around Los Angeles. They're bit cheeky like this one. That's like, oh, you moving to Los Angeles. All you. Good luck with your dream. Fuck. Reading like get CO coal, right, depending on where you want in Los Angeles. He'll reference like silver the local area. Feels like, oh, we're the other ones like Silverlake problem. This is a few round. But it's like, yeah. It'll say something to the ring that like, hey, welcome to the savage like oh, north Hollywood. You just moved here. Yeah. The marketing was interesting and cheeky as you say, but. Amid natural Ray. Welcome to America meets England. Yeah. Cheeky as use was there. But it, but it seems early for Christmas movie. And also, I don't need another Grinch movie. But does it feel early to you go for Christmas movie in the radio chains of Christmas music on November? I almost. Yeah. Basically so decorations already like is. Yeah. It's just just has. I'm sick of time. If every every oh, it's Christmas again, isn't it? Yeah. How would you? Invent a new holiday every year. Supervisor next came in with the Mariah Carey Christmas song stuck in his head. Yeah. Christmas. That's like the hedgehog or the groundhog of of the creeps up. Yeah. When Mariah Carey all I want for Christmas. I mean, he does hit those high notes, and it is a great song. It is a great song. That's what I said. And then we started going around I got and this is how fucking early where I'm like, what's your favorite Christmas? Fucking early November. So many the UK rage against the machine is actually Christmas song because with which one. Killing in the name of right why? Because because it was a few years ago. Like one of the winners of x factor. Something was going to be like the number one every time they the win. It comes around Christmas and his single always becomes his second becomes number one. Right. And the UK would just had enough of it. They were like this with fucking annoyed with x factor. And so there was a campaign to get killing name of number one number one. And we got it. We got it to that. It was really funny on radio and now Christmas number one and a town name burn. That's a big cultural thing in the UK. Right. The what the number one song on Christmas is for some reason. That's like a big deal. I'm and I didn't know I didn't know it was. I'm and I didn't know I didn't know it was a big deal until until they made a big deal. Like, yes, I'm so glad that someone was like I'm sick of this. Right. I mean, I just assumed it was a big deal because of the documentary love actually reference that that being a big deal like having the Christmas number one. I mean, yet when I hear the words like, you know, you justify those that died by wearing the badge there the chosen whites. Feels like Christmas lyrics. Those that work forces are the same that burn crosses. Yeah. I mean, it all make sense. I see Jesus in the manger and on it. Oh, my favorite. Okay. I was talking about this the Andy Williams happy holiday is. I liked that one. It's so fucking corn. Happy. How? Oh. David. Yep. I know all the words that one and also I like the Paul McCartney one for whatever reason I noticed that people don't like that song widely agreed upon worst Christmas. Yeah. That wonderful Christmastime Mellon. I don't mind it. What do people think because it's so not Christmas Christmas time? I don't know. It just seems like it's like five notes over and over again. Yeah. Yeah. But so it's Felice Navidad. And that's one of my other favorite ones. Felice Navidad comes on. I could probably in one gulp drink a fifth of tequila. So fun. I only had it gets your Finnish navy, Don. Wheels. Everybody's shoulders apartment. Now. It does something. And it's still November guys. Look what the fuck they did to us. We don't know what time of year it is anymore. I like the Ron nuts Christmas song. I like the SNL Christmas song Horatio Soanes Christmas. I feel like every month. Should have a song. Right. Yeah. December's go Christmas. January should be like, hey, can you me is the romantic love March political? Yeah. There you go. Right. April Easter chat rabbits coming along. Rags was that one east. He just made that up. Yeah. Okay. Let's. We gotta hit hit. Hello hollywood. What is the Christmas run at song called Nick, you know, this? Oh, I guess it's not the run at Darlene. Love and called the song is called Christmas. Parentheses maybe please come home. And there's also that George Michael song last Christmas. That is good. What else coming out this weekend guys outlaw king hits net? Flix? Yeah. It hits home theater. That's the one with Chris pines Pinas. Yeah. Apparently it is. I wanted to civically penis. I remember like I shown in this. Yeah. When it is the outlaw king. No. When it was like, I think at the Toronto film festival. That's everyone was talking about two like, and then there's a movie with Chris pines, dick, you can see. And apparently, it is sad value to the store. It is in the John of shame the Michael bender film because it is an impressive penis while they say, but now the version now is blurry now. So you don't get the full on full, dick. Now, also, you know, it might just be a little bit of a trick. Because I have I've had to get naked on stage and stuff before and I'll say before you go on like you move about. But let the blood flow, of course, a little bit more of a size before you bit of a, wink. Just like just an fiddle. Can look in the mirror. Just so feel good about myself. Just have some hypnotherapy. Hey to you now feeling heavy sleepy. Wow. Yeah. I'm dick in particular. Yeah. So this is assumed this was one of the seven Robin Hood movies that are in development currently in Hollywood. And it's not there glinted about even I only know Seh, Chris pines dick movie. So Robert the Bruce character from a Braveheart who stabs Braveheart and the back and then all historically inaccurate. Totally completely inaccurate. But his Scotland doesn't exist. Right. It's not real. Yeah. That's what I thought. Okay. Fictional made up island, right? Right. Right. I'm sorry. But it's basically the story of Robert Bruce leading Scotland's revolt against long shanks, Chris have a British accent in it. Oh, I don't know Scottish always all American. It's like Robin Hood prince a-this with Kevin Costner. That's a great film on that one. I writer with the accent. Doing accent? He did for like the first couple of shots. Right. Right. Just like. Yeah. Kevin costner. Hey, what do you want from me? And then finally Twitter at the end of last week was going nuts about ice tea. Yeah. Not the beverage the man because four someone named after a caffeinated beverage he has never had a Cup of coffee. He's never had a bagel and he's never seen e. Yeah, I don't you know, I think most people are surprised because most people have had bagels, but he ice tea strikes me as somebody who would be like, I ain't eating shit. Yeah. He's not fucking with a bagel. He likes jelly donuts. He was coming back on a bunch of people on Twitter who like, oh, you're actually eating a cinnamon raisin, bagel. He's like TV is make believe. Yeah. Thank you so much. I was just trying to embody Mr. T R. I T he's in Johnny mnemonic. That's right. He yeah. He's a pretty wild character. He's like I live up there in heaven. And he's like he's he's weighed his name is Jay bone in joining them on. Interesting. Yeah. That was interesting at the beginning of ice t's acting career when people didn't necessarily know what to do with ice tea in a movie because he started out as an action hero. There was that like. Like hard target. But starring ice tea. Was it man? There's so many surviving the game. Yes. Anyways, ice tea, never had a bagel despite spending a lot of time in New York from what I understand. Yeah. Maybe it's one of those things where he doesn't wanna do it. Now at this point like he's gone too long without having one that he doesn't wanna give anyone the satisfaction of giving him his first bagel, Eric we we've talked about this before on the show. But is there anything very common that everybody has done that you have not done. I don't think there's anything that. I haven't done because I'm I'm pretty much a Bill. Yes, man. Oh, August pay precious and bullied very easily into submission. Have you seen the Jim Carrey movie? Yes, man. Yes. And I also read it by Danny Wallace. Oh, but yeah, I'll pretty much do anything just to try out things quite important. Yeah. Try things out. Yeah. She'll vibes. If it's your flavor corner. Eric may he's done at all. He's seen at all any food. You've never tried his our food. You've always wanted to try the I'll see you. Guys. I'm French Mike we ever been. All right. We're gonna take a quick break. We'll be right back. Miles. You've heard of robinhood having my favorite Kevin Costner film and Morgan Freeman has painted man rate accent work by him. But no, I'm actually talking about a phone application. Yes. Robin Hood is actually an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks options. Cryptos, you know, all your market stuff. See I like that. Because I see a lot of people getting evolved cryptos in the market. What have you, but I grew up in a time and place and culture where I really don't know anything about the stock market. So like, what am I fancy millionaire? That's exactly where Robin Hood comes in. They strive to make financial services work for everyone. Not just the wealthy. Okay. So is easy to use. That's my thing because I look letters. I don't know what it's about what these numbers mean. And it's all commission free super easy to use a perfectly designed app and Robin Hood is giving listeners a fr. Free stock like apple Ford or sprint help. Build your portfolio guys. So sign up at daily dot, Robin, Hood dot com. That's daily dot Robin, Hood dot com. Get you your free stock. And we're back, and so we all felt the chill realizing that we are soon going to be replaced by a because late last week China released a video of an generated news anchor who is basically indistinguishable from an actual speaking human being. I mean, they basically took existing footage of an anchor and then use that to make him a puppet yet intially like with facial expressions and everything using machine learning the voice, you can tell because it's so synthesized you thought it was but his the Baldy is the body like a real robot Android, or is it a it's like a deep fake like where animated video like I'll just you can see that sort of what it looks like sommes, basically, it looks exactly like it looks like a person if you look at the mouth, you can kind of see little sort of things here and there, but you know, it's it's still learning. And this is a technology. I guess there. In a I only design full journalism. I think this is more just like the AI is more around presenting a human looking thing. Right. That they can then just make Perritt whatever, quote unquote, news, you need it to because I did when I was in e chuckled house survive, a disaster movie. And I had to go on a date, and I was presented as the I. So I went on a blind date with three people, and they were told you can keep asking him questions. He'll take a while to answer. And then he'll he'll onset. Right. And that's because I had a little air pace whenever they asked me question. The producer would put that question in this AI feed me the answer that I and it was always very Wade onces because the I wasn't human right right responded, quite widely in anything to do with emotions or whatever. I the the. I was really struggling right? Right. Right. And that's the Alan turing test. Whether you know, can it. Yeah. Can successfully mimic us. But yeah, it's going to get that. Yeah. Right. It's it's close. It's very exciting. There's a book called life three point zero by max tech. Mock who talked about his a robot himself? He makes tech Mark. Still is going to you know, it could be converted so many different paths right now. And where it's still solve in control of the path. They could take it could go very much like wearing control of it. And if we're in control of it is it compass because if it's conscious and with trumping it than is that torture like, it would be trapping this compass thing if it's not conscious if it's just a zombie system number. That's fine. We can use it like series not conscious or is shaking. So it's really like weird because we don't even know what consciousness is. Yeah. So what can we do with some point? What what is it going to be like is it going to be alive? And if it is what can we do Syria, are you conscious? Well, I do journal every day. Okay. Fuck fuck off with you. He's fine. You get back in your box. We've we've successfully mimicked an asshole right theory. The other hand we do have the functional equivalent of this with wolf Blitzer in America. He's a dumb person would say anything you put into yet. I mean, this this whole thing is kind of freaky though. Because when you think of if like, China just sort of a country that loves censorship and loves like obscuring actual news, like whether it's, you know, people who are dissident voices or just trying to you know, obscure like the oppression of the like Muslim Wieger community there. You know that I can see how now they're like. Okay. Let's just fucking completely remove this from human beings. And we can just, you know, give make it a human Twitter account. But we'll see. It's quite scary. Because it depends what how it's programs right, right? If it's still on the control of the humans than essentially, it's it's no, I think the I think there's just using the machine learning to mimic human facial expressions in video sense. There's still feeding it the words that it has performed. So in that way, it's not creating the news. But just more like, hey, we don't even need humans anymore to to be journalists. I mean pretty much every. Every single job is going to go to a point which is pretty exciting. Because if the government's get it right and give us the free time like if kina vessel income, which I think America will be last to do. Of course, always feels like that like the basic universal incomes already coming into like some European countries. Netherlands is doing then mocks a lot like a pilot program or just yet and just in a very located. California. They were they were doing it in one town in California. And I know in Canada they were doing it as well. I mean, there are places trying it, but I know like in terms of actual like at the federal level, they're going to get back to work slaves. And I mean that in a capitalist accents, not, you know, antebellum south sense. Yeah. All right. Let's talk about Matt Whitaker. He is currently the acting attorney general of these United States who said that and the president announced his yeah. Actually, wait sorry. Now, don't quote me on that. So the president says of his appointee. I don't know Matt Whitaker whose my Whitaker. I don't I don't know. Who is so. Yeah. Even though he's been to the White House many times, he's a person who the president has said he enjoys a reporter with or who people have said he enjoys a reporter with and the president just appointed him again to lead the US department of Justice. But when people were like, yeah. But there's some reasons to be skeptical. All of this. He's like, I don't know the guy. Right. So is this the guy that's taken over from sessions. Right. Taken over and has a really hilarious background like Hughes caught up in some scheme for some company that was doing like patent law or whatever like where you if you had an idea for an invention. Like, this company would help you like patent it and take tomorrow and everything and like I think they had to settle some twenty five million dollar claim or something against the company. His guys just kind of an all around like weirdo. Moron. This administration doesn't it? Yeah. And he has some hot takes on the constitution too. So I mean, yeah, I think all of these things have come out. And a lot of people are pointing to the fact that like this person seems wholly unqualified not to mention a completely skip the line of succession at DOJ to replace Jeff Sessions, and it's caused like rumblings. I think in the White House politico, I think it was reporting. How like the White House was just so surprised that people were like paying attention to how little experience he had or that he might be a bad fit. Or that? This may be an illegal appointment, but such is to be expected. I think from the White House what what is this going to stop? What do I what is Trump gonna just get stopped? I'm getting bored of us now. Yeah, we'll see put much when he twenty. That's that's part of the danger is that we all get bored with it. And we're just like we'll we'll deal with it later. This is exhausting and nobody reads about it anymore, and he just rides roughshod. I mean, luckily, you know, people I think enough people have enough at stake with this president that everyone is being very vigilant, or at least on the activists level. So, you know, I think the answer is not a simple one. But I think we'll see you know, depending on what Robert Muller come very soon. Very simple come on. Oh, when's this gonna stop? Now. I'm tired of it. Take me off this right now whenever I try and bring Matt Whitaker to my mind's eye that character is played by Michael chiklis. They've looked very similar to one another. I in that sense. I don't know who met Whitaker is. No, no does any. I don't even think he knows. Yeah. So there is some hope architects of the strategy used in the Nixon impeachment have pointed out that the grand jury has the ability to circumvent the acting attorney general because they're basically part of the judicial branch, and therefore, you know, the executive doesn't get to tell them, whatever their agenda is right. So you're saying like, yeah. If he totally tries to kneecap, the mother thing, the grand jury can still put a report together of what they've saw what was presented to them and show that to congress, and Matt Witter can't do anything about it. That's right. Possibly possibly. I mean, you know, the the other funny thing. About this whole thing was among all of the his background in real lack of experience was the fact that he's so his so many connections to the Muller investigation. Whether it's through Sam Clovis or other things that like everyone was like, hey recuse yourself, you know, and and President Trump then when they asked him about it he gave like the fucking dumbest response or they like this guy is working with somebody who's a witness. He was like he's palling around with Sam Clovis who's a witness in this. This is not a conflict of interest. And when asked about him being recused. He couldn't really give a good answer. And then other people were like, yeah. This guy's on TV on top of everything out loud. You know, vocalizing that he thinks the Muller investigation is a complete sham or whatever. Like, this clearly seems like a bad choice, and this was his defensive Matt Whitaker. When you make comments I see everybody on television. All these lawyers all these law enforcement people making comments f the comment they never asked to get recused. They make comment. What what does that even make comment is how he ended that statement sounds like a beat poet? But he so he was saying people criticize me on TV, and they don't have to recuse themselves. So he's doesn't understand it. He didn't just appoint everybody on TV as the acting attorney general is that when I mean to recuse means to remove someone from a position of judicial authority. Right. So being a guy on TV making. I don't know. I guess the point he's making is okay. So he said something on TV. Therefore, I can't use anybody who said any kind of thing on TV which is like. Well, it's not true. It's just someone who is going to oversee an investigation that is that needs to be seen as a as an objective sort of nonpartisan thing you can't have that person. Being like, oh, this is fucking bullshit way. We'll wait till you know, this thing needs to end that could be the problem and on top of that people who have appeared on TV are what a half a percentage of the, you know, amid numerous people that could be involved in any of these things or how about this. You know, you just follow the line of succession, and you have rod Rosenstein, right? But whatever, you know, it's because it's so clear what he's trying to do that. I guess he has to rely on these like really lame arguments. I've never commented on TV about the best aviation Milo shiver comment on TV. We have commented on podcast. Yeah. He doesn't know about. This was that, you know, you asking me about myth earlier on like people believe that nine eleven was an inside job and stuff. And obviously, you know, because she'll never know. Because you'll never know. But if the government can deny Levin, but still come take Trump out. I feel like they didn't do nine eleven. Yeah. Yeah. It feels like it'd be easy to take out Trump. Somehow this has rendered most conspiracy theories about the US government moot. Right. Thank well. I guess then you say, but where's the prophet motivation of, you know, nine eleven you get pretext for war breath. Fires up the war machine. The military industrial complex if Trump is in president or who makes the money then miles is doing voice answer me man, chance rally scene. Chance rally scene. Loose change at checkout. Loose change listening to the Joe Rogan podcast that got loose change in go back to freshman year have guys. So we wanted to talk about Tucker Carlson. He's in the news because antifa activists staged a protest outside his family home, which is totally fine. However, they did like try and knock down his door and cracked the door. According to statements, according to him, according to him. But there are a lot of people who were there who took photos or like there's no damage to the door. Okay. So thing that he put out there as if it was you know, that it's like a cost like costing that woman with his karate chop that nearly blew right arm off. And you can write where we we've talked on the show before I think we've even had quotes where he's talking about how you know conservatives are being assaulted in his version of being assaulted is being yelled at while. They're out to eat, but any. As we have long been fans of Tucker Carlson here on the daily zeitgeist and something that we came across earlier this week that we had to ask our writer jam McNabb to dig into is. Where do we find this out the Tucker car and Wikipedia Wikipedia great research by the folks of Wikipedia, well done let us know that Tucker Carlson's mom left the family when he was six years old to go be like a hippie in Europe. Yes. Actually in France to go live the bohemian lifestyle in France. So he is a comic book villain with like a villain origin story where he was wronged by hippies like, his hippie, dumb stall mother. Yeah. The call of liberalism, like just the smell of a pie in a cartoon like came all the way over to San Francisco and like pulled his mom over to France buyer. Not tuck Calcutta. Yes. All those words were saying, I'm sorry little boy, I'm leaving you. Francophone in fact, a phone. Yeah. Wes moi. But his dad was also originally a democrat, and then met Reagan was like, ooh, this seems like it would be more beneficial for me to be a Republican, and so you know, transferred parties, but his dad also married a air to the Swanson thrown. Yeah. Frozen dinner people big frozen dinner, and they're big liberals big liberals. So basically all him just being like screaming? Mom, my mom left to be a French book and hippy liberal, western moms of fucking liberal, rich. Fuck yeah, I'm gonna wear bow ties. So exactly and he's so angry at them. And he has been asked about this in interviews before they've been like, so I mean, this happened in your past like, do you think this had anything to do with the fact that you are, you know, a monstrous white hair? Doing what premises and he said, it's a totally bizarre situation, which I never talk about because it was actually not really part of my life at all his mom. That's. That wasn't you've that was me not going off prompt or but reading a direct quote from Tucker Carlson talking about his mom, leaving the family not being up to heart rate his life, creating himself a different reality. This is amazing. This is why in a way I want to join the Republican, right? Because anytime there's a problem that will say, I know you all but one of my. Nor move on. That's not how we deal with situations you up, but what am I? But what about you? I know you're you're emotionally scarred human being. I know you are. But what am I? Okay. Never mind. If you break it down the quote, the answer was totally bizarre situation. Yes, I'm sorry. How is you're describing your mother abandoning you as a totally bizarre situation. Like, we're like. Oh, yeah. So weird. It doesn't matter like that will contribute to some have also. But his defense, right. So my mom abandoned me when I was fifteen right. And so when that happens, you don't really think about it. You just get on with your fucking Wade and you've got one with and that's why I'm doing therapy. Now like loads of little things about meeting with my issues in the past. Right. But full good ten fifteen years. When people saying Eric, you probably needs some therapy. I was like no we're talking about because never happened. It's normal that she left. I was like well, my reality like wash your mom didn't leave you, right? Uh-huh. And so like in a way, it's like, it's not even. So when he says, it's a bizarre situation is like yes, quite would like when she left my style was homeless for four years and people go win go. Wow. This noble in it. Yeah. No. This is on. This makes me have empathy for him, which is something. He's incapable of having for anyone else. Just picturing any six year old. And this is this kind of goes back to our original point that we were making about like, we don't you can kick Tucker Carlson's door down if it's just his apartment, but you gotta feel bad for he has four kids. They're probably terrified. But the other side of that too is right. He is engaging in very fucking dangerous rhetoric that is making people's lives miserable in some instances, costing them their lives if your mother fucking drug dealer, and you got your kids at your house. That's on you. Because you know, what the fuck you're doing and the danger that you put your family and in doing that. I'm not to say that it's justified, but he has to know you're not impervious to. People being fucking upset with you because you have four kids or whatever. And I'm not saying the kids are complicit in any of this. But like at the same time he needs to also be aware that his actions could potentially put his family endanger from just like any other person who whether it's a journalist on the left who has hot takes on Trump and get sent a mail bomb. You don't know how people are going to respond to you. Right. That is a thing that we should not be in support of the journalists getting sent to mail-bomb. No, no, I'm not supporting that at all. And I'm not saying that, but I'm saying on some level. He has to understand like these people he doesn't know any different. So like if let's say you're not showing love as a kid. That's why I love looking at leaders the occurring charge. Not just American ones, but British wants online weld the ones I'll angry the ones that wanna fuck other people's life up. I always look at them. I go why are you so angry? Then I'm like your parents. And that parents seem like a bunch of offals as well. And then it's like, that's all they know. Right. You know? So then like, that's why. Find it amazing. You look at Trump, and I'm like how much did you get from your parents, probably not that read? But I can't. But what do you do? And I can't just look at him and go, well, you didn't get love. And then you keep you keep with your hate speech and keep talking all this. It's definitely not. Okay. Right. But I'm saying, then how can you be empathetic right understand that he may be damaged? And that's why that's happening while still making it very clear that what he's saying is unacceptable is just a complete. It goes against what they found Asians of the supposed- like American values. Are you know, what we're how do you split that difference because it can't just be will leave him alone? While he does that all this shit because direct action. I feel is very important. I definitely don't think we should leave Tucker Carlson alone. If anything I think, we should let him know that we know this is all about his mom, and that he just needs a hug, but when it comes to his kids, I'm just saying look what happened when we got one child who was wronged by lib. Liberals, they grew up to be fucking Tucker Carlson think about the future generation what happens to what happens, you know, kids who were coming up here from El Salvador Guatemala who gets split from their parents or fucking cage it's fucking tariff. So what you know what I mean? But that's what I'm saying. What where where does the empathy go? Yeah. Clearly has no, fucking empathy. And that's where I get like really upset by the whole thing is because on one hand, I understand as a human. I like nonviolence by one hundred percent believe in in these kinds of situations. But also believe in direct action. And I believe in letting people know when they've crossed the line, right? And now we're trying to figure out like how do we let this person know this shit? He saying is dangerous and fucked up, but also, obviously, you're not trying to you know, scar his children getting away with it. So in a way, it's like why why should we teach these people that lesson when the president's not even doing like January folks, apple I still haven't paid my tax, right? Yeah. Right. And there is an element of meat. That's like, well if you'll presence not gonna pay it. Right. I'm hardly legal in this country. Right. Why would I pay tax? If apparently you'll president's doing it, right? Especially when the money might be going to lock up kids in cages nice yet. Right. My money's not going to that. But like in a way, I see it as go Fisher. So it's it's annoying when you president's doing. Shit. I don't give shape out literally will lead us doing it. Well, I think, but they're also we we have a government that has too many reports so stacked in the Republican side that there is no there's no mechanism to check him. Yes. So that's the problem there, if we had if there are more Democrats in in seats of power like in terms of congress and things like that. We'll see what they do with the house. But when you have no one to check him, and you only have enablers in his party than. Yeah. We get this thing. But also fair is so much easier to use fucking love. No one wants to choose love. Ooh. Can I be loved in my loveable most people look at that the shit things about them. Right. And so public is actually pretty fucking small. They make an everyone stupid and scattered and then it got a week and control you. We are the it's like, I I'm just full of anger. Yeah. So hot to do like a proper political podcast without going this up. Well, yeah. Because I think everyone everyone has their own ideologies. And they're right now we're in. A position as people who are progressives to look at what's going on and go this little this goes against every single thing that I believe in and the there's no way to be calm about. And I don't know. I I also like and this is like selfish and not the most important thing. But I like being on the side that isn't doing shitty things to people where like that. I like being on the side, that's not mail bombings people and then fucking. To purchase and shooting them up about what point do we just go? Oh, well, I'd read like being on that side. Like, I agree. I'm on that side some point. I'm like you'd see the other side just slowly gaining ground because that being us holes at what point do we just take arms and go, you know, what we used to fucking kill Nazis. Right. I'm I genuinely to literally kill Nazis. Yeah. It feels like now the world will actually not finished. I felt was finished in nineteen forty five. But no way was moved to your fucking territory. Right. It's insane. Do you know in Germany? They're not using the count use the swastika anymore. So they using the confederate flag as symbol Nazis, Nazis, Nazis in Germany now using the confederate flag as a symbol to like. Hey, jesse. No. We really fucking. Hey, JJ like that. But we also respect rules. So. That seems a little out of you're not. Hey, man. Don't don't you just watch people confederate flag. Well, yeah, we'll point. That's why anti I don't. I don't use violence. He should never use violence. You really should not use violence by some point if a Nazis being asshole punch Ryan a day at. Yeah. No, I've this is. Yeah. Yeah. I think it's basically academic at this point. Because I think we all agree. What point January at what point will you raise arms at? What point will you just go? You know, what this is enough? But I'm I'm breaking point where like the the kids in cages got me going. I don't live in this country anymore. Fucking wild. Yeah. Not that Brexit's any fuck it Babb. We're not locking cages up. Yeah. Kids. Then. No it is. It is better. Because you're not locking kids. Saw. What point what's going to what's going to trigger? You. I've thought that there's been justified uses a violence up to this point. I just don't think going to somebody's home when their kids might be there. I think like great. I still have a path where we you can still find these people in. Space in public space. Let them know constantly how fucking wrong there. And they will you know, I think that's one version of this because you're seeing the reaction of them. But doesn't psychologically you telling someone that wrong doesn't push them. Even further back. I'd read some article about how telling someone make lemme more entrenched. It doesn't make them go. Okay. Let me hear your thoughts out that they also annoy that you'll telling them that I wrong that they'll go. Well, folk, you then running they create this whole reality barrier, then they just this. That's so right that you'll wrong, right? And your presence reinforces them being right because they're like, and there's that person confirmed yet. But it's I I don't think anyone's thinks that Tucker Carlson is going to come around at this point. I, you know, something we were talking about earlier when we were talking about his career because he started as sort of a centrist journalist who his former editors like speak with fully about what a great writer. He was. But he and basically everybody on the right has had. Had the unfortunate experience of every time. They become a shittier person with less empathy their career gets better. So they've just been like Pavlov dogs trained to be shitty people. And so they're not coming back from that. But it is. I think it's perfectly fine and probably commendable to make their lives this shitty as possible. Yeah. Why is it signals to other people who might even be tempted by that to go on and off I want all that smoke. You know what? I mean. I think that's where you have to. That's where the guardrails are. It's like, well, if you talk like this chances are you might lose your job if you're a racist. And you get put on blast on Twitter, whatever we've seen that time. And again, and I think that's people have to realize that there are there are boundaries that we're trying to create. I don't know if I think what sadly why what might happen is. There will be some kind of weird kind of violent clashes between the left and the right. That really will be. We're gonna be like oh shit. What? Okay. Maybe we're going to have to rethink what the dialogue is here. I don't know if that will happen with this president because every at every instance, he has to try and unify the country or he'll it. He just wants to fuck in throw the fork in the road even hard earned. You know what I'm saying? That's amazing. We still talk about Gingas com. Thousands of years later because he'll how much of a pricky was right. We still talk about Hitler and all that long ago. But we still talk about him because of how much of a pricky is right, historically. It's easier to keep you'll name alive right by being a fucking asshole. Right. Yeah. And Trump loves his name. He loves it, right, gene. Gene being genuinely good guy kinda gets you nowhere. It's really nice people. Remember you? You'll funeral will be a lot more impressive. Right. Right. Because people will come because they want to rub them being forced to by the power, militaries and stuff. But like that's a feels like no he's like I'm going to die very soon. And this is fucking go out with a bang on. There's no way he believes he's ever going to die. But can you? That'd be doctor comes in the diagnosis is really Mr President. I think historically that has something to do with just our fascination with villains. But I think when it comes to people like Tucker Carl. Elson and whatever the fight Sean Hannity. It's more that it's so much easier to make it on the right because there's just not much talent. So there's no competition reality TV. It's an works. You go to that side. You can't come back. Yeah. Oh, eight one thing though, what we did like that jam found in the course of this was talking about how Tucker Carlson really fancies himself a ladies', man. Yeah. There's a moment. He was being interviewed by Gavin McInnes. But there's this thing where they talk about. How conservatives, you know, people think conservatives just like don't fuck, and they just marry their high school sweetheart and listen to this fucking baller response. Fucker Carlson gifts how many women have you had sex within your life a lot hundred because you went what it was a short window. But I packed it. Your carpet bomb. Yeah. Yeah. Did was a DC is more. Like, yeah. It really was. It was like a neutron bomb. Wow. Yeah. That's a guy who's. Hey that I see that Saint in American pie. You know, like a when a guy gives you a number divided by three right? Right. Right. Right. It feels like that. But with him maybe divide a few divide divided but divided by the number. He said one. Divide that by hundreds more more like a neutron bomb. You know, the metaphor that everybody uses with regards to sex a neutron bomb. Wow. There's a guy who's at peace with reality. Yeah. Again, it he's a very complex person. We're not complex. I mean, it's it seems to have some damage in his life. But again, his fucking rhetoric has gone worse and worse and more and more grotesque and violent over the years. And the the longer you keep up this would ruse in this weird light if crate for yourself the mole you'll like. It feels like people about a polka you they they'd rather. Go all in than losses round. I can make a new game polka can get new set Qods. And this is most people are like, no, I'm all in bright mistake. And I note I'm about to lose. But I'm gonna bluff this laugh my layout. Yeah. That's what I feel like people are doing. All right. Not a good game to play. Well, it's a we're gonna keep talking about Tucker Carlson because after the break, we're gonna talk about people's sexiest men. More Tucker Carlson, right? When we get back. Mazas episode is being brought to our listeners by a company that makes a product. I did not realize how bad I needed until. I got mine. The company's grip six they make a belt with no holes. No belt, flap hanging out. So I have this issue with leather belts, which has all have worn up to this point that they stretch out. And then so I go from one hole to needing to go to know. And it's like inbetween a lot of the leather is an imperfect material for a belt, Casey grip six I got mine on. I haven't taken mine off in about three weeks. 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This in this magazine. Yeah. It would be guy fair for me. What about you, Eric? Oh, well, as soon as you mentioned, the food thing, I was like man, that's that's front of bloody wrench in my pipe. Because I it's a great point. Yeah. A little bit of a breakfast. Maybe Gordon Ramsay all this talk that torn Iran's he his forehead wrinkles for me. You know, what I mean guy here looks you can use them as flaps. Yes. Something guy Fieri looks smooth guy. You're slow over. Honestly for some reason. I don't think he smells. I think he smells good like a ton of axe body spray. Yeah. So he's not going to be a, stinky gross, dude. Good like a ton of X body spread. Yeah. You best in the world. Anyway. So the list is pretty interesting. I know it has some people divided in this same resear-. Sophie Lichtman was. Wildly up sailing yacht. You know, she put some big Xs over phases. But I was these are some good lookin' dudes we have cut the is out of their faces. It looks like a weird that's too much yearbook move. But I okay. So let's go from the oldest. So from the oldest Kyle McLachlan. Oh, okay. Who else forced Whitaker's up there? She said that was a dud, I'm like, you'll let us rock. He's doing. Okay. You've also took clearly like these choices on notice based on like how hot they publicists like Ellison. Doing this year. They're up to. Yeah. Yeah. You know, also, it's just an overall like vibe thing. Right. It's all vibes. You know, Jeffrey, right? Oh, okay. I like Jeffrey right in there. Right. Really? Oh, you don't think Jeffrey, I just seems like tightly wound. Like, a deep fat such a good character. Yeah. No, no. Then Anderson Cooper Wilson, ma'am, Akina. Hey, Matt Damon John Malkovich force Kodjo. I don't know what the fuck heated. He's not been that relevant. He a lot of good Joe, you don't endorse Kodjo. Nice Guinness asked him. He's married to Nicole Murphy, you know, I know they do a lot of charity work than Jimmy Fallon fifty fifty s jersey while I was like, I'm already more attract you just said Jimmy Fallon. Yeah. Jimmy Fallon is on it. I don't know if he's sex. I don't know what they're doing. I don't know. Exactly what that means. Curtis. Jackson fifty cent. Why is fifty cents on here? Iggy. As very Dr. Ars guard. Okay. Milo ventimiglia. Okay. Adam LeVine, so fine. Rami Malik shadow to Notre Dame high school, Harry Shum junior, Manila dial. I don't know. Trevor Noah people are oh, I know trouble. Basically this already sexiest man of life less. Who who's around whose whose names are in the media, Harry Shum juniors from crazy rotation young? And what who was on the young end, Tom, Holland Jaden Smith, Gregor Dmitrov don't know him, Dev, Patel's, only twenty eight damn I gotta get younger. Or a better publicist, Jack. How the fucker how are we all not on? I know. I mean. Okay. Get it yet not on there. But neither of us on guys. What's going on? Here is not Adam Rippon. Okay. I I feel that one. But yet there's you know, again, if you've got a good representation, and you've been a couple of movies seems like he'd get on that list. Another thing that I just wanted to point out was this one is about Megan Harry because Jesus Christ. Hey obsessed with this because she's Our Lady, and they're going to move to the country said of quiet life in the country chores, American holidays, and know spoiling, and I like she's just she's just basically saying like, look, they're not gonna live like Williams kids. They're going to be out here sweeping in doing all kinds of shit. I'll put my hands on and if I have to move into the country like the English countryside last week, they were telling us that they were moving to California. I know stay amid. And I was about to be home. He's with. Harry is going to happen. Don't worry we live in both. If feels that they have money enough. Right. Live in a few places pretty soon. My goal is. I'm gonna be on one of these covers, and they're like is miles destroying a, Harry and Megan's like marriage, right? But then it'll be all about how you and Harry going out. Yeah. Sure. Whatever. To stumble bums, leave the Ivy again drunk as fuck, right? Bad influence. Yes. Anything else going on in the world? Oh bowl in J fourteen. We always we like to look at the younger stuff. Now to know what they're they're telling the youth them. And there is a couple of interesting things. There's like last time we looked in here. They had this section called the guy guide where it says the cutest guys in Hollywood share how boys really think and some of these. It's just so funny because this is not how teen boys think like these are measured response is that I think publicist approved. So when they ask Brandon Ariaca, you know, what's an ideal date. My best date would be taking blankets and snacks to the. Beach. Okay. Really don't hang out with him. Right. If he's not saying y'all got a fake ID or like, I noticed one liquor store on van is that was sold us without the ID. Gus. This is in no way informed by. There was that liquor store man van is, wow, you could go in there with fucking library card, and they would give you a forty two eight year old. But his whole thing was he wouldn't sell you liquor. You could buy beer at a shopping. Just would not sell you spirits, and that's that. But yeah, then that I think the biggest news really was that. And I think how they're saying Jamie, FOX and Katie Holmes. They're finally getting married, I guess 'cause she's wearing a wedding ring. But they're saying she was in a movie, but it's not a prop because the photo was taken when she wasn't onset or shooting that day. But how does Tom Cruise fill about? Apparently, they say Jamie got Tom's permission. I I don't believe that. And I didn't wanna read too much into it to even find out if that was the classrooms together they did up. Yeah. And I think. Stab in the old back for him. You know, it's tough out here to be a celebrity in hot. It's tough for Tom Cruise. I know while we're out here wasting away outside of the top hottest men in on earth list. I know well, welcome to the club. Tom. It's rough out here, bro. Eric. Yes. It's been a pleasure having you man where. I'm sorry. I was on Benadryl. This whole way you turn. I didn't think. So I didn't realize I was on Benadryl until I Ryan. Yeah. I'm benadryl. Where can people find you just the old socials, I've obviously gone album out, which is eighty exciting alien of extraordinary ability and in Spotify, you go is that what you are filed under? Yeah. American immigration alien extraordinarily that's fucking cool, man. And is there a tweet or any act of social media that you've been enjoying just it's a mental health issue? Waiting to happen. It really is. It's it's a lot Facebook. All right Facebook update, your pays a lot. Yeah. I'm phase. Because tent for the for the fans. Yeah. I seem to on Facebook because it's a little easier to like press share tag people in it. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Twitter is just a barrel of people screaming at each other about things that I'd know. Yeah. Oh, yeah. So I call like Facebook Facebook miles in some instances there tweet you've been enjoying. Let's see. Yeah. Wait, I is me my socials at miles of gray on Twitter and Instagram is a tweet that I like, you know, I don't know. I was looking around. I saw I saw I saw video of a golden labrador golden retriever pulling a Doug, and that was amazing. Shouldn't have said allows. Yeah. Over here. Oh, you know, what let me just look. I think I fear tweeted something it said all I love guy fear. He said, hey at miles of gray. Stop curving me was good daddy. Hashtag w Whitey. Okay. Cool. You can find me on Twitter. 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Trump's Mexican Standoff and the New Illiberal Right

Reason Podcast

1:04:27 hr | 2 years ago

Trump's Mexican Standoff and the New Illiberal Right

"No Monday morning tariffs on Mexico after President Trump Clinton eleventh, our immigration deal. For tougher enforcement, tweeting, there's now going to be great cooperation between Mexico and the US, Mr. Trump, widely criticized for threatening tariffs blasted as false and New York Times report suggesting weeks of trade tension. In fact, had not accomplished that much under the deal Mexico plans to deploy six thousand troops across its southern border to stop migrants from Central America. A senior administration, official acknowledged to NBC news. Mexico already had pledged five thousand four hundred troops. And Mexico agreed to allow thousands of migrants seeking asylum in the US to remain in or be returned to Mexico while their legal cases proceed, an arrangement. I agree to by the US and Mexico back in December. What's new administration official says, is an expansion of Mexico's commitments, he brought Mexico to the table again. And what they're talking about. They're gonna they're going to be doing. It's going to be a game changer. That game changer. Quote was from acting ice director, Mark Morgan in a report from NBC news. Hello, everyone about well, cheer. Welcome to be editor's roundtable edition of the reason podcast in which we poke the hive mind of nNcholas be Peter Sugerman. And Katherine menu ward Howdy folks the morning. Hi, matt. Happy monday. Good. So that clip did a very good job of kind of setting us up, basically the president in late may threaten to slap a hastily prepared five percent tariff on all goods from Mexico, that would have gone into effect today and then been jacked up in five percent increments, every month until October were twenty five percents tariffs would face Mexico, if they failed to satisfy the president's demands on helping out with immigration forcement. Then on Friday as mentioned after some fairly cosmetic changes Trump announced a deal the New York Times kind of rubbished it on Saturday, Trump than. Went on a Twitter rampage on Sunday, calling the times, the enemy of the people and so forth. And then today again said that he might just put those tariffs back into place of the Mexican legislator doesn't do something or other. It's kind of unclear meanwhile in semi related breaking news as record this on a Monday morning, quote from Twitter. Trump says the US will impose tariffs on China immediately. If it's president Xi Jinping, does not drum. Roll, please go to the g twenty summits. Insert heavy size here, Catherine, what lessons have we learned over the past ten days during the great avocado wars of June twenty nineteen, I think I can confidently say, we have learned no lessons. And we are doomed to repeat exactly this a few more times during the remainder of the Trump administration. The lesson that Trump thinks he learned is that when you get tough in a odd imitation of Jack Bauer style diplomacy that you get results. He's a little bit. Right. Which is why he learned that lesson. It is. I am sure true that the reason that the deal was done. This weekend is because of this fake Monday deadline as I think everyone on this podcast knows all too, well, even fake deadlines can be motivated and. And that people also tend to work up to a deadline, even when it is known to be artificial by all party. You'll you'll notice who left the hardest. Yeah. And so I think we have like Beto Aurore is out there saying, you know, probably this accelerated the timetable. So Trump is saying, look at worked on the flip side. I think the New York Times critique that all of these things had already been negotiated. Basically is accurate because trade deals don't actually get done in a weekend in a rush. That's not how trade deals work at the same time. I am very, very, very worried about the immigration peace. And in particular, the piece where potential. Sei lease wait on the Mexican side of the border. That sounds to me like a great way to produce a semi permanent refugee camp in which no one quite has the correctly, aligned incentives to process, those people and find them a permanent place of dwelling. I am very worried. About it again that wasn't negotiated in this last weekend. That was previously negotiated, but having looked at that closer this morning. I now have dystopia nightmares about it. Peter, I saw a lot of headlines over the past several days along the lines of congresses really seriously thinking that maybe this time, probably next time they might borough their browse extra hard at Trump when he does stuff like that. That's a paraphrase of headline. You live in Washington, Peter. Is there any indication of legislative spinal regeneration over the stuff they're so serious? Republicans in congress and in particular in the Senate where where opposition to Trump's trade policies is, is, is much more concentrated there so serious that during a closed-door lunch last week. Something like six Republican senators said that they thought the tariffs were a bad idea. That's how serious they are. Close-door lunch. They were like you know what? We just really don't think that this is good at all. And did they say it? Like did they use like ventriloquist them so that it wasn't one hundred percent clear who was speaking at that moment? I mean, in fact, the, the Washington Post report that this comes from does not make it clear who will all the people were because because because. Ventriloquist. How serious Republicans are about stopping Trump's tariffs about restoring congressional authority over these things. So the, the hope is, is, if you were if you were hoping that congress will step in here. You should stop hoping that it will not. I will point out that Mitch McConnell in a press conference that got some attention last week. I think the phrase that he used was we're not exactly big fans of tariffs over here, and this was portrayed as like, oh, wow. Senate's really pushing back. Saying that you're not exactly Baynes. That's not what pushing back looks like Nick, your nihilist. No, you're not an list. But on those rare, sometimes on Sundays on those days that you flirts with the nihilism deep in your soul. Do you ever feel like saying, screw let's, let's just let Trump have all of his big tariffs and all of his big whatever he wants to do with immigration. Let's let Steve Miller and Ann Coulter finally be satiated. Or do you think it's possible for that? The thing that, that's driving that kind of mentality those sets of policy, desires, and personal desires, or whatever to ever truly be satiated. That's I think that's an interesting question, and it gets to what might be a difference. I'm not sure about this between kind of people like Trump on the right. And some people on, on the left where I Trump, it's all positional south. It's just, you know, in any given conversation. He just wants to win that conversation. I think or like express dominant somehow and so with stuff like trade, I think, with immigration with any policy discussions, and I remember reading profiles of him before when he was running for president about how people would say he would negotiate down like you know, you would sign a deal and then right up to the point of execution. He would still continue to go shedding just to get like a few more table crumbs, you know, into his into his pocket right up until the moment that the checks cleared and stuff like that. And that's I think that's who he is. So no, I don't think you can't say there will never be a moment where he's happy. And I don't know that that's necessarily terrible thing. But I do think it's personality trait. I'm not sure about on the left if you give Bernie Sanders Medicare Medicare for all them. Well, he be happy or will he continued and go shape for the next thing, and the next thing and the next thing, I'm not sure it may not matter. The stuff with Trump right now on trade. And I think this is something for libertarians in free marketers more probably too. Think about is that there's enough noise in the economy where trade tariffs are not going to have necessarily have immediate effects that really, you know, make the economy, stop moving. They're bad idea. And that's one of the reasons why we need to keep repeating arguments against them. But you can cover up a lot of that. And, you know, in the end trade with Mexico is a much bigger deal for Mexico with America than it is, for America with, with Mexico, so we can screw around with a lot of that without it necessarily immediately. You know, screwing up a, you know, anything more than maybe our avacado prices. I actually I this is going to be a really good opening sentence, which I refuse to further explain. But I spent the weekend in Santa Fe, with a guy that runs a pipe fitting company, and he which, Yup, I know. And he showed me because we were talking about these tariffs. His Email in box is E mail in box which contained dozens of emails just from the last week. Conveying. The information to both buyers and sellers and his network that the prices of various items were going up in response to tariffs. So it was just dozens and dozens of emails from an American businessman, and entrepreneur literally passing along the cost of the tariff to his consumers in real time. It was it was a really striking illustration of, you know, each increase was, was tiny, but, and he, he sort of joked. You know, if I were an unscrupulous businessman, I would use this opportunity to raise my prices even over and above the cost of the tariffs, because right now there is such a flurry of cost increases in so many industries, that speaking of noise in the system, it would be easy to lose perspective. No. And also, the, the about of uncertainty, all of this injects, which I guess, 'cause Tabet point even more that Trump is, you know, there isn't like a finish line for anything so that whatever happens now there's going to be another mini crisis in another many scandal. And another this in another that, and you know, that ole builds in alternately to having a negative effect on the economy. But if the if the main action in the economy is going, well, you can put up with a lot of this stuff. I would just know that the jobs report this month was pretty underwhelming. And is. It's not seasonally adjusted. So it's I mean, it's, it's partly, there's always a slow down at this, but has been widely reported as a as, as likely sign that the economy is slowing, and that is going to pose some interesting problems for Trump in an election year if that happens, and that is exactly what you would expect to see from this sort of erratic trade war trade, sort of war, where Trump keeps threatening to impose tariffs on Mexico, where and lifting them, right? It's part of what you want with trade policy is not just low tariffs or not. That's what you want is a certainty that those that, that the policy that is, in place, now will be the policy that is like that is, in place, a year from now, two years from now five years from now, and I would just encourage everybody to read, Eric beim 's feature last week at reason about Trump's trade war, one which really kind of delves into this and looks at all of the uncertainty that Trump has caused. Even if absolutely everything including all the China stuff, and all the, the whole trade war was just sort of ended tomorrow. We would still have left in place, a precarious economic situation in which suppliers, and producers, and people who need to move goods around the world, even people who are even American companies some of which, for example, do some of their business just across the border, and Canada and are constantly moving constantly moving goods and across the border when they can't reliably predict what the tariff situation is going to be it makes it very difficult for them to do business, and it makes it much more expensive on the other hand on, you know, if the economy tanks if I can just say real quickly, if the economy, tanks, Trump will double or triple or quadruple down on tariffs, so you'd know that it will be like a smoot-hawley kind of situation where things are screwed. And then he's going to do something that really alleviates erg or takes away, one possible way of, of re. Restarting things, and this this quote, what she said on CNBC this weekend. I think gets to that point where he, he doesn't think of this as a question of what's going to happen with prices in America at all. That's not how he's framing the issue. He said on CNBC. We got everything we wanted, and we're going to be a great partner to Mexico now because they respect us. They didn't even respect us. They couldn't believe how stupid we were with everything that's going on where somebody comes in from Mexico and just walks into our country and were powerless to do anything. So he's talking about immigration here, but the lead into this comment was him saying tariffs were the wedge, that allowed us to force change on immigration, and to force Mexico to respect us. And, you know, I think you can sometimes over interpret, the kind of personality elements of this. But, but in this case, I think we, you know, when someone tells you about themselves, you should believe them, and this is a good. This is good example. This is what Trump has been telling us about himself for years. Let's peter. I want to address. A little bit some of the arguments that we that we I routinely hear thrown at us, including a by people who of, of self identify, at least partly as a libertarian or having libertarian instincts, which are looked congress does nothing on immigration or trade for that matter that just forfeits everything a hand it over to the executive branch. We can't house the world, the world wants to come all here at once we've seen videos of people crossing over. It's, it's a nightmare. There is no such thing as free trade with conniving commies there. They've been manipulating such on, and it's about time that we had a president who thinks of Americans, I instead of, please pleasing the bond markets and the bankers had a Davos, what say you Peter Sangster's banks ter-. Thank you. Yeah. I mean I, I really think we have to worry about the banksters. No, the, the main thing I would say they, it's just a mistaken way of thinking about immigration and. Too many immigration critics, too many. I think too many Americans think of immigration as fundamentally subtractive, as when people come here, it costs us something and, and that the rest of us have to pay for immigrants when they come to the United States and in some narrow cases. That's true. And you know, it's becoming more true in California, which just voted to provide Medicaid benefits to a limited number of relatively young illegal immigrants. But for the most part, it's not people people add to the economy, people, make the economy, better for Americans people. Make make it possible for there to be more goods and services they pay taxes. They consume fewer benefits immigrants consume fewer benefits overall than they end up using. And so it's really a kind of a zero sum mentality about humans that just misunderstands how, how additional people. Packed with the economy. Let's let's pivot here to a topic that I feel like all year long and we've been talking about the same things right. We've been talking about trade and immigration like we just did. And Trump's kind of exertions and, and, and tweet storms and actions about it. And we've also been talking a lot about the kind of great platforming and deep platforming, and social media wars is not just this year's previous years as well on a news on that over the past several days, you had the unfunny conservative bro, dude. Steve Crowder having his heavily monetize platform investigated by YouTube because he was taunting a gay commentator, journalist of some sort, on, I think he got a ended up getting D monetize the chain of events ends up with history professors having their Hitler YouTube channels removed from. Mm YouTube is very confusing, especially for those of us who tried really hard not to pay attention to it. You had a so many Hitler's so little time. I know New York Times front pager from yesterday about YouTube radicalization that included a bunch of like pictures of such scary people as Milton Friedman on its, there's another big heave about how Google news has sucked. The life force out of all. Local news profiting for point seven billion dollars out of various people. And then in yet, kind of another sign, and this is something that we're of also been talking about increasingly the great so rob Amari, David French wars, Tucker Carlson, and the illiberal rights is are kind of a signing up on the Elizabeth Warren plan to break up. Big tech where and somehow to regulate the social media platforms. While the classical liberal wing of whatever I exists of that, at least in the conservative of movements are basically saying, what are you even thinking about getting the government involved in like policing content on the internet? Do you think that's going to go well for you? A Nick, you Cogitate about all this, and you've been writing about it. We'll write more give us an overview, maybe or just like what out of that the that ragbag of awful. Strikes you. The rags are useful man. So we're plastic bags go on Nick. You know, to tied into kind of the immigration and tariffs story. It's there is an overwhelming sense. I think in America right now and I you know, zeitgeist are tricky, and all of that kind of stuff. But you know that things are fundamentally beyond anybody's control, like though, like us, in this conversation or good people even well connected people. So, you know, you mentioned like Steven Crowder, the guy he was attacking on YouTube videos, works for vox, which is like a formerly potent news, new media site that had a virtually a billion dollar valuation, which has been written down continuously, we'll continue to be this year. But it's like it's people who are powerful even they feel like they're powerless to stop something bad in the world. And I think what we're seeing with the with the tech platform the social media platform is at Google and Facebook and Twitter, an apple an Amazon net flicks. They have too much power, even though it's not exactly. What that means? Because like you, you look at that story that was in the New York Times, which is really paradigmatic of, you know, the, the fear, which is it was about a kid, who started watching YouTube videos and then became an alt-right her until he watched a few more YouTube videos, and that kind of became like an all leftist. So it's kind of a happy story that is about how, you know, you start out, you know, you go through a journey where you find out who you are by watching a bunch of stop some of it is stupid. He never got that deep into the alright. But it's like why is this even a story, it's in that's basically what social media new media has been doing for us? Is it gives us so much more stuff and now we're kind of, like crappy about it because we want it even cheaper. We're like Donald Trump in Mexico or something, like we want what we want Google and g mail to beef and cheaper. We want YouTube to be even cheaper or I don't know because the Susilo ready free, but we're unsatisfied with the offering and then people say, well, they have too much power Facebook, you can't get. Away from Facebook, one quarter of this podcast, deleted their Facebook accounts. You know, it's like actually kind of easy to walk away from it. The newspaper industry is in decline, and they're pissed that Google through its search engine manages to bring tens of thousands of people to their fucking stupid little stories that otherwise would know what it is now. I mean it's like what is, you know what I'm looking at this stuff in like this? I obviously the oldest person on the podcast. But like, I remember the nineties, and like as the web, and as the internet and the web got bigger like reasons reach became just I was gonna say, a geometrically, I said, catastrophically larger, because we could reach more people, you know, in a changed the discussion and that's not in spite of Google. That's like they're the second ration- of all of these search engines that made. But that's you know, people are pissed like they wanna be able to exert control over stuff. They don't like and I think this is one. One thing along with everything else at the internet has proliferated. Is that sense of weird, like kind of learned helplessness, and what is particularly galling now, I think, is that rat a point where business various business factions, including sometimes the FANG companies themselves tech companies and politicians are like, oh, we've got a solution to this, which is regulation, and there's all sorts of stuff, that's in the air, that's going to it's going to end with some kind of either day factor, Adeje, a regulation, I think of like tech and it's not going to be good eye shadow to my friend, Howard Owens, use the publisher of the Batavia upstate New York who pointed out on Twitter. These men, a local news for a really long time. Reacting to that story saying. Okay. You know, you have it in your ability. All of you local newspapers and websites to not participate in Google news. Who's gonna go first in the answer, of course, is a nobody is going to go up. I just what, you know, follow up, not just like local like small newspapers. But like a paper like the one that you worked at met the LA times which had a hundred and twenty percent market share in its in its home base. You know they're crying the blues and it's kind of like, well, you know, reinvent yourself learn to code, or do something to you to figure out how to how to keep your business going. But the idea that you're going to screw with the internet because your piece of the pie is not even necessarily shrinking but it's not as big as you want it to be, you know, why exactly that means that, then you reason is going to somehow get screwed by this, because we know whatever, rules and regulations are put in place are not going to be I relatively small news sites that are a little bit off kilter. Peter, you mix your sense of learned helplessness at the face of social media, along with editing. A whole bunch of pieces about. Media and social media and internet related panics there, I, I feel like when I'm reading especially that the YouTube radicalization story since the dawn of the internet. There used to be all these, like put e in front of it, then the for while they're like, you could eat target dot com. Would suddenly, you know, increase evaluation of target by by multiples, and then the, the side happens where it's like, oh my God. People are doing the exact same thing that they've always done in every other media. Only this time. It's with new media run for your lives. How do you square your own kind of pessimism with your own observation of these kind of panics? I'm I'm investing in Eanet, Welsh dot net. Which is going to you guys. It's where you're going to get all of your information. I. You know, my pessimism about social media is, is twofold, one is that I think users and the companies themselves sort of the private part of it, are the people are just not great on social media. It's not really a good way to communicate with other people. And I don't think that the incentives are really there for four social media companies to try to make communication with other people via social media, particularly good. The incentives are there for, for to make communication to make you have a lot of it. Right. And to sort of to make you spend time. I mean net flicks. I think that one of the net flicks exempts unto, it's not a social media company, but it's the same idea. Right. And one of the net flicks. Exerts once said, you know, we think of our competition as sleep. Right. And that's that's true at lots of people fall asleep watching Netflix, but also lots of people fall asleep, you know, the, the amount of time that we are spending with these products is, is really incredible. And so, you know, I've said before that, it's one of the reasons. Why I deleted Facebook? I found it just not very valuable at the same time to really easy to log off. It's really, really easy to log off to delete your account to just not engage with it. Very, very few people have jobs or lives, that truly require them to be on Twitter or Facebook or Instagram, certainly Instagram and Facebook very few people have have jobs or laws that require that. And I think that, that is, what is missing from a huge amount of the kind of the conversation about about these platforms because the idea seems to be now that you can't log off that like these things that these companies have so insinuated themselves into the lives of nearly every American that now we have to have them. But because we help pitch, right? Need dopamine hit that because we algorithm, then have to be regulated. They have to become essentially. Public utilities. And it is, it's a very bad way of thinking about the problem Catherine. I'm thinking here about the Tucker Carlson rans of last week which still reverberates were a, he, you know, basically said, imagine if there was someone who's actually a nationalist, who also wanted all all of her big regulations, on business and big tech and trade, of course, that person would win in a landslide in the presidential election, sort of foreshadowing, his own eventual endorsement of Elizabeth Warren by like to Knicks points on the of a common thread here. Can we postulate a common thread of people on left and right? What they have in common when they want to go after tech. Is it like a shared sense of learned helplessness, the, the world is, is spinning out of control? And this is the way to do it. And what to what extent do find it significant that Carlson by name, like at the beginning of his rant said, you know, the big problems libertarians. They have too much power in, in Washington. Kind of control things. Is it isn't it interesting how they go after this? Little Trump of people who have like dope political. Representation. Yeah. I mean, I think we've talked before on this podcast about how there's this sort of sob giggle, that libertarians feel when they hear the libertarians there. They've run things for too long. It's like. Sorry. But the, the idea that, that libertarians are kind of coming in for the criticism here is precisely because of this strange left, right alliance. Right, if, if, if Tucker Carlson looks at his side and sees Elizabeth Warren there. And then you look over to see what the other side would be it's us, we are on the other side of that alliance for sure. I was really struck by the, the open letter to YouTube CEO from vox, which, I think, you know, it's such an interesting. Artifact in the kind of the, the effort to claim sort of powerlessness and victimhood by very powerful entity. I mean, this is the letter says YouTube is enabling. It's commenters and also other video makers to go after our guy Carlos Maza. And there's this call for YouTube to let to, to restrict other people speech because it's making their guy feel saddened dead. I mean truly that is that is the that is the claim I mean they say, harassment, they said, you know, there's sort of these terms that are becoming more popular, the bridge, the I feel sad, and I feel scared and I am actually endangered spectrum which are, which are three different things, but. Then you click on a video on vox, and they're all hosted by YouTube, and there's a little thing at the bottom that says, do you like this video subscribe on YouTube, and, you know, again to your point if they want to send a message if wants to send a message to YouTube CEO, there is this incredible way to do it. They could stop using YouTube, and they absolutely won't. And that's a choice because they think the trade office worth it. You know, my kids don't fall into the terrifying. Pedophilia YouTube, you know, brainwashing Momo algorithm. 'cause I just don't let them hang out on YouTube unsupervised. And you know mean to sound like a lie. No annoying social conservative, but it's, it's so easy. It's so easy. And I don't you know, I I get that people are just using it as leverage. They are saying, I don't want opt out because I will lose. Out, and I would rather force the people who disagree with me out. But I feel like I feel like we are may well be entering the kind of last stage of capitalism that Trump eight or talked about and capitalism socialism, and democracy where everybody just wants the upside of, of capitalism or market forces in the Gaels, you want to create a part, but the destruction part, it's getting to be a hassle. And, you know, people lash out he talks about the sorts the end of that book about where people refuse to deal with kind of the back and forth. And the fact that everything is trade offs under any system, but especially under capitalism, and you can create a world in which, you know, because you don't like something you pass laws or you throw, as many blankets over it as you can. And you might not get rid of it fully, but you hampered and you shut it down. And you kind of make it worse and worse. And that's one way to that's one way to slowly destroying Konami or a social system that. That otherwise is working extremely well, because I mean this is I've been thinking about this a lot lately of like dislike. I don't particularly care for Facebook or Twitter or YouTube. But it's like God, there's so much good stuff out there because of all of that. And because of the larger system that produced it and all we're doing now is looking or the conversation is being led by people who have a very particular ax to grind, and that's all they want to talk about also though, Schimdt or wrote that at the end of World War Two. Middle of World War Two. And it looks like we were losing this idea this idea that the end of capitalism has been upon us since the beginning of the great start process, the greatest, accelerated period of growth in trade in human history ever. I mean I, I think it's always worth, you know, the, the guys, the by golden buried in a tin can like at some point there. Right. Because at some point goal does go up, but there's opportunity costs don't prepare under capitalism. Here's a question for, like, for Peter, maybe in particular, because some what he was talking about about immigration and trade and stuff like that, where, you know, he's totally right. I think what, how do you how do you talk to the people who feel and they may not have actually been done in by immigration or offshoring of jobs exporting of jobs to China to other parts of the world. But they feel that way. And that this is part of the question, I think, for libertarian stance is what is the script? What is? The narrative what is the story that we have that doesn't merely state economic theory that I think it's completely accurate, but also gives them a way of understanding that, you know, the, the Mexican who's coming over here and as cleaning polls in Los Angeles for under the table is not the reason why auto manufacturers don't hire as many people in Indiana, Ohio, and what, what more important, not just like okay, well, you lost these jobs because of these large forces. But then what comes next? What, what is there to look forward to in this? And I think we struggle a little bit with it. I think it's hard. I think that's right. There's there's, there's no easy answer. But what I would say is that if you look at geographically and just sort of end demographically, the populations that are most opposed to immigration tend to be in places where there are relatively small relatively relatively few immigrant. Relations and relatively few immigrants. And if you go to thriving economically successful often not very well. Governed coastal blue cities, you find a lot of immigrants, and a lot of tolerance for them. And that to me is pretty telling is that the best way to, to get people to basically see immigrants as, as good as productive as, as equals is to have them live around them and live in prosperity. And that is that is that is not that is a hard thing. That's not something that you can just sort of do for people in a small town in the middle of the country, you can't just sort of transplant them though. Also luckily, for our case more and more people are doing that on there, but that, but that is the trend line for people is to move to those sorts of cities, the where the jobs are. I'm certainly for young college grads, people are moving to where where the jobs are. And those jobs tend to be increasingly concentrated. In relatively urban relatively dense places, many of at least many of, which are, are frustratingly pretty poorly governed liberal cities. So this proliferates there, Peter tents. Cardboard boxes of the homeless go ahead pooping on the ground. Yeah. Yeah. I mean this is, you know, Matt Conn Nettie at the free beacon did a very good taxonomy of modern conservatism, and he describes this sort of strange alliance between the Tucker Carlson's and the Elizabeth warrens, as the post liberals. And I think, you know, I actually for many, many years of any skeptic of this thing that libertarians like to say which we need to reclaim the word, liberal Lino. That was our word. We're classical liberals, we're the real liberals, we believe in, and it's like stop we lost that word like Peter disused used a casualty to means in Francisco like it's not ours anymore. But I have a fish, I am now officially reconsidering that view because it is the way to describe. The thing that, that coalition is against the against a rights based rule of law that gives maximum space for individual autonomy are against the, the things that America has been experimenting with since its founding. You're the idea of liberalism, is what that coalitions against and it's what we're four. And I think even talking about it is confusing because literally everyone uses that word in a different way and uses it to mean radically different things, but people are rather liberal with the usage. Yes. Another menial, which is to be generous and open handed. And, and, you know, accepting with, with other people's, so I, I don't I don't know quite exactly where to take it except for to say that, that is the way I think there's a useful relationship to point out here, just in terms of the way we were talking about the calls to regulate YouTube, or for YouTube to self regulate, and one of the issues with that is that there is just a practical problem with an organization like YouTube, that is a platform for speech. Figuring out setting up hard and fast and clear rules that everybody can understand, and abide by, and so this is one of the, like, I, I would be willing to bet that anyone who has could decision power over who is going to get D, monetize d-, who was going to be allowed on the platform. What the rules are thinks at YouTube thinks Steven Crowder is a jackass. I, I would be willing to bet that it is it, not at least ninety nine percent. If not one hundred percent of those people, they don't like him. And yet, they're probably also thinking you know what we need if we're going to do something, we just have a, a no, Steven Crowder policy. That's not a policy that we can have in place, what we need is something that is clear and consistent and can be enforced over time. But what does that rule? What would that even look like it's, it's almost impossible to imagine a clear rule that would work there. And in the very same way, it's difficult to imagine what a government that would look like that did, what Sohrab Amari once when he talks about a government that is in favor of the, the highest good and the best good. Or if it's like or either the common. Good, and even the highest good, and I think he had highest capitalized in his initial, they were a lot of like vaguely Germanic and appleans. And what there is? No, there's no clear way to define what the public square should look like that is consistent enforceable. That is clear that it's transparent that everyone would feel is relatively fair. And so even beyond sort of, like, the, the philosophical issues that we have with all of these things that are real and significant. There's just this like basic practical problem of setting up rules and setting up goals and setting up systems that anybody can agree on what Tucker Carlson and Elizabeth Warren and Sora Amari, and the please regulate yourself, YouTubers all seem to want is something that they can't really quite define accept something that doesn't bother me ever and that conversation has to be had on both of these levels. Right. Like your critique is right. This would be hard to do but that I don't like totally effectively making that critique just gets us. Donald Trump like situation where we say, like, okay, it's impossible to do this thing. And the next. Inning vox and and Tucker Carlson, and Elizabeth Warren. I'll wake up together. Dear god. That's a threesome, and they and they say, okay. Triangle, we're going to. We're going to refight this same battle because we're going to think of a new way to try to do it. We're gonna use antitrust law. We're gonna use. We're gonna use hate speech. We're gonna use section two thirty amendments we're going, and I so I think that that's why the place that I keep coming back to is. And this is this is not always my approach to politics. This is often not my approach political discussion, but to come back to the place of like it doesn't matter, whether it's hard or whether it's easy. It's wrong, it's wrong to do this. It will yield bad outcomes, but it is also on a fundamental level incompatible with the liberal values society that you live in and benefit from everyday. I mean it's willpower, isn't it? Nick. I mean th they're admitting it. Like if I have enough power, I get to use the club. Whereas power, so I can use the club there. As the subtlest Nazi implication, right there. Like when you have to do like this. The skip hop between like Nietzsche to Hitler. Like that's it's willpower. Is a good way to. Some meaningful. It's a meaningful critique of liberalism, that liberalism mascots well to power in the language of rule of law disinterested regulations that just happened perpetuate this or that thing. I think that critique is wrong. But yeah, Matt, I think that's right. And that's also one of the things that I think, in a broader kind of discussion, you don't win, Catherine. It's talking not just about pragmatics, but also about ideals and principles some of the time, I think libertarian discourse about government and stuff. Like, we assume the worst we presume the worst of the people who are empowered wanna be empowered cetera. And in a way, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, because it almost becomes impossible to hold people to actual standards, even the ones that they articulate themselves, and like, maybe we should be doing that. And one of the things I know that I have disagreements with, I think, all of you are at least some of you about. I, I think that, you know, YouTube has every right to regulate moderate, it's, you know, it's, it's views or content whoever wants. But it sure. Should be absolutely full-throated in favor of they should be making a liberal argument about why free speech is good, and why they are providing the space and if you don't like it go fuck yourself go go somewhere else, you know, because we're going to let all people do all things here, you know, absent true threats and whatnot. I think we need that, and we need to be, you know, this is one of the things that we are. So kind of beaten down in terms of, like everyday life, and people complaining about stuff and saying, like, in the midst of like unbelievable, wealth and plentitude and good. Things were focusing almost exclusively on negative outcomes that need to be controlled by the state, or some weird mixture of Elizabeth Warren. Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson in the private sector, etc. We, we need a different rhetoric. There is a nostalgic decadence to our politics right now. That is, I think pretty problem attic, you want explain that thirty seconds. I like that. Yeah, I mean look at all. What is politics about right now? It is about looking back to our glory days, and then griping about how things are unpleasant today. And it's a bad way of looking at the trajectory of American history, the, the period ee. Yes, there are troubles. Yes, there are things that could and should be better. But the the entirety of American politics right now, the is focused on sort of saying, well, you know, what it was like America was great once literally, our president was. It's on a hat on. Yes. On the basis of a hat that says, make America great again. The idea that was once great. And we have lost that greatness that, that is core to the Elizabeth Warren vision of American politics at the Bernie Sanders vision as well. And, and, and it's just it's kind of decadent. Right. And you combine that, especially with the with the, the sense that are massive and unaffordable entitlement state is also woefully lacking, not providing nearly enough to to, to enough people. And that somehow another, we should be cutting taxes while expanding all of that, right? That like that. That it's just it's, it's, it's a real sense of, of kind of grumpy entitlement on the part of America's political class that I don't think is reflective of the actual situation of the economy and of social life in America, Catherine. I'm going to invite you to agree with me here in which I think one of our year end episodes are year beginning episodes. I postulated that the worst thing that happened last year. Is that nothing bad happened? By which I meant like we're all this unhappy at a time of economic growth and not a lot of big ugly new wars. And so that's a precursor of the question. Can you just racking your brains? Can you think of a time when the basic, you know, unemployment picture, the growth picture was so positive, not just in this country, but worldwide and yet people felt that people's attitudes about where we are right now are so sour, it feels like there's been a some kind of dislocation that has happened here. I mean of those of us on this podcast only Nick can remember the ninety s so I guess, I'll let him speak to that. But I believe Matt may I. May have been in central Europe. I have this vague vision of like very large pants, sir. There were there was a wallet. Jane on those pants. I think. Yeah. So I you know, I think that people generally are ungrateful wretches, and I would actually expand that thesis even more broadly, like I would bring in a little bit of like DJ McCloskey, and Steven pinker here and say, like we are the children and grandchildren of the great enrichment, which has been going on for two hundred years, and the long piece, which has been going on for seventy and everything is getting better every day, and people are very unhappy. And you're right that many of the kind of short term indicators are even especially good right now, as you say, like, the, the economic numbers, and things like that, I recently at the behest of my, my daughter's first grade teacher listened to a really terrifying, conspiracy theory podcasts, which I may have mentioned on here before called it could happen here and the promos of this podcast, which ultimately do not find the thesis of this thing convincing. But the premise of it is imagine one thing breaks, imagine one of those numbers goes really south. Imagine we really get involved in a war. Imagine even just nineteen seventy style rioting in American cities. Which is not that far in, in our memories. How does that cause a cascade of failure in the rest of the system? And again, I am and will always be a theorist of the muddling through, I think people muddle through that is what they do. Catastrophe doesn't come, nirvana doesn't come people just kinda get on with it, and I believe that's what will happen. But the stories told in this podcast, I think, do make me worry about how relatively miraculously great things all right now and how badly people misapprehension their own condition. I'm curious, I was just going to say, you know, possibly to kind of pull on a sham Petitjean threat. You know, if if in fact, nine rant has said this and other people. That when one of the values are virtues of capitalism is as broadly understood social political economic system, it gives people more opportunities to create their own meanings to their lives. That, that's you know that's what it does. It allows you to express who you are. And what you believe in what you want out of the world. More fully than other systems. It might be that, you know, existential angst is a luxury good. And we were swimming in it, because we actually have more time to think about the stuff. We have more ways to communicate with more ways to engage one another and we have more ways to make meaning in our lives. And, you know, to blend this with the Frankfurt school kind of commentary from, Eric Frahm cultures and six days yet. No, but, but, you know that there's an escape from freedom that people don't want that responsibility. And they project outward onto other things either things like I will climate change is coming. So we have to focus on that. And we have to straightjacket every aspect of our lives and our thinking process to forestall this. This kind of rapture like end of world scenario that may or may not happen into the future. So we all focus on that. So we don't have to actually take responsibility for what we're doing day to day to create meaning in our lives. I think that might be part of what's going on here is that, you know, we, we need to. Kind of grapple with the idea that we have so much more freedom, and so much more autonomy that we also have much more responsibility to not to tell other people how to live, but to actually come up with the way that we want to live, and that is hard and it changes I've been, you know, decade by decade. You know what you think that is the moves in and out of focus, you know? I think, you know, quite naturally, but as a society, we might be stuck in a place where we just don't wanna do that. This, by the way, is why the even though nobody has a good word to say about the algorithms, that increasingly control the things at least see and consume like that's why those exist that those are all tools to deal with a world of maximal choice. And for the most part, they help people deal with it, very effectively, and they're going to get better and better. So, I think that's, that's also just another small piece of this is like this idea of, like the algorithms have taken control from me. But also inexplicably, I would rather if Donald Trump had that control is, is a piece that I've never I struggled to understand it on an intuitive level, which is one reason that I sit on the other side of that divide from Elizabeth Warren and Tucker Carlson, and always will, and YouTube YouTube is what it was founded in two thousand six or went online in two thousand six it's such a new platform at a new. Technology. You know, we're still learning it, and it's still learning us in a lot of ways. And it's like it, it it kills me that people are like, okay, we have reached the maximum. The development of all of this new stuff. We're talking about regulating, and so we have to lock it down into whatever form, it is now whereas, you know, we're, we're going through a phase with them. We're learning how to use it, and it will come out on the other, and if it's worth keeping we'll keep it and kind of learn how to live with it. And exploited for our for our purposes rather than the opposite. Yeah. And it's really weird to me that everybody is, is blaming YouTube for their crisis of meeting people had crises of meeting before YouTube, like they did the there was, we had the idea of a midlife crisis was a thing that was in wide and cultural circulation. It's the reality. In fact, there's it's evolutionary certainty. There's a good social science research that people sort of get said in their forties. Right. I mean, we've our reason contributor Jonathan Rauch literally wrote a book about that. It's a real thing, and like it happened before you too. Bye. Do think sort of one of my one of my issues with with social media is the way, though, that it causes that it causes people's existential crises to then exist at looked mix much, louder essentially contagious. Yes, it makes them louder. It makes them contagious. It makes them public. And it makes people it because they are because you are exposed to everybody. Else's existential crises all the time. It makes sure am everyone is have right. Like there is an existential crisis of deepening and enlarging proportions. That is going on. It's getting deeper and it's anyway, the swimming pool. That's somebody's digging out while also making another one whilst. Yeah. I mean so this is the thing that I, I do think this is why the narratives of decline both from the kind of extreme socialist left, and from the first things right. Like the one piece of credit, I will give them is that they are both consistent in that, like, they, they acknowledged the critique that we are offering here that like before YouTube, the novel was making people's existential crises worse, or, you know, all of these dances, the young people are going to were undermining the morals or whatever, there's always symbol machines, pinball machines, literally pinball machines, comic books like there's always something that people have looked to, to explain why they feel bad right now. And it's often culture, it's often something in a in the kind of commercial sphere. At least the conservatives say like. Yeah. This is a long narrative of decline starting at the novel and to some extent while I think the progressive left doesn't say this. The real deep hardcore socialist types, the types. Do they say you know there was there was a time when labour had power and everything was better, including culture? And so, I. At least unlike the kind of scrappy, pragmatic regulators of, of other eras these guys are telling telling a long story. It's just it's a factually inaccurate story like people have. It's very hard for me to look at every trend line out there all the trend lines and Ron Bailey's new book and say and say matches anew and because of YouTube, sadnesses, noon, because of YouTube, just can't be the way to explain those trend lines. So speaking of novels ruining everything, suit, Herman, our Catherine or both through the same person suggested that we spend extra time talking about Neil Stevenson. In our what the hell are you reading or consuming a segment, so either one of us starts? Why do we need to be talking about Neil Stephenson and ruining ruining life? And creating bitcoin go we actually really should have practiced Peter like something we could have said in unison right now. Like that would have been amazing. If we had if we had spoken with one. Yeah. I'm thinking of you guys are like the twins from the shine, right? We really are. It's not at all, Peter, you go ahead because you have written about this book, and, and we are going to be minimally. Spoiler. Okay. Minimal he's able to read it. It's also somewhat impossible to spoil this book, doesn't make any sense, such a sprawling crazy insane story, it the new Neil Stevenson novels. Neil Stephenson is the author of among other things, snow, crash, the diamond age krypton NAMA, con anthem. Seventies, he is a, a writer, who has to my knowledge never admitted to being a libertarian, but works deals, heavily with libertarian ideas and themes, in particular snow, crash was set after the decline of, of governments in kind of in a in a hilarious Polly center. Right. Sort of a corporate, you know, an anarchist corporatised world. And so he's been dealing with a lot of things with a lot of ideas that, that are of interest to libertarians for a long time. He's really interested in money, and gold and sort of how currencies work in post government currencies. Krypton con is largely about the origins of cryptography and the. To set up an international non-governmental digital currency where have I heard about that before this book was written in one thousand nine hundred nine almost a decade before bitcoin was in circulation, but his new book is among other things a weirdly optimistic look at the near future, in which on the one hand social media has kind of overrun everything and become kind of awful, and on the other hand, people have figured out, how to deal with that. And I knew right. It's kind of great to, like, in the middle of the country, social, where people are relatively poor. And there's a lot of like weird religious cult. Who also love guns in the middle of the country? People believe a lot of not true stuff in, in the world of fall, and they have, you know, there's sort of overrun with with garbage information, but for those who deal with information for those who have access to resources, he posits that basically, people will have either people will have editors who work for them who curate their streams who sort of who who figure out how to how to determine what in the world of, of news and show social media is valuable, and this is something that Neil Stephenson has been trying to figure out for a long time in diamond age, he more or less predicts the ipad and also the idea of a news feed. The idea that different people will consume different upsets also says in the diamond age. He's, he's says that the sort of the elite files. These are these social organizations that pop. Up, again in a post government world, the elite groups, the more elite, you are the more likely you are to read the same newspaper as the other as the other people who are elite like you is that customization and personalization is actually something he he's suggests is for the plebes for the, the word in, in the diamond age is feats. And so Neil Stevenson is just a really interesting guy because for a bunch of reasons and, and I would say the biggest one, the most relevant one two for our purposes is that he is an incredible optimist. And that all of his books are about ways of, of humans solving problems, usually in a distributed manner without need for government. And when government steps in it is usually, an irritation and often an occasionally, a kind of catastrophic and so he's, he's really a fascinating guy. He's just so, so much fun to read, Catherine. You, you are like a huge. Neil Stevenson fan, like in some ways, I feel like my, my love of Neil Stevenson, like I liked him. And then I, I caught your bug for him a few years ago, I think is what happened here. Also a contagion. Yeah. I mean, I would just say that to kind of wrap up are like absolutely insane phantom, here, that when Peter and I both were reading advanced copies of this book. One thing we agreed is that almost every major beat at reason is captured in this book. And in fact, as we were reading the book, we said, if you cigarettes these cigarettes there. There's not easy Gertz exactly. But I wouldn't describe that as a whole beat. I think the, the idea of using technology and substances to alter your conception of yourself and ultimately Eero realities definitely in there. There's a whole like completely superfluous passage in which the main character just sort of walked through Seattle, and observes fitness culture. Yeah. There's a lot of that digression years. Here's me walking through Seattle talking about like cross fit, and Peter, this one's this well hundred words or twelve hundred pages shy of nine hundred. It's like. Come, and that makes it a little bit shorter than some of Stevenson's other words, I have to say, I agree with you guys like I was a big consumer of his work in the baroque cycle, warming out mostly because of the lex, like I just I think he did to be honest like all the subsequent books. Those still Stephens, sentient Stephan Sonian in their kind of bizarre scope and kind of multi part structure. None of them have reached the excesses of the broke cycle, and, in fact, almost all of them, behave more or less in the reading experience, like a conventional novel, even though they have multiple stories embedded in, like, for instance, to be clear. There's a big chunk in the middle of fall that just tells Genesis just in the middle show among other things to book is about. It's about the social media wasteland but it's also about a guy who dies and then has in his will that his brain. To be uploaded to, to a server. And so it's about, it's about radical life extension through digital means to he becomes the first brain that gets uploaded. And then other people get put into his. Too much. We'll just say, like once his brain is uploaded, it's like I, there was nothing and then there was a mind, and then there was light, and then there was the word. I mean he really starts at the beginning. So, and then there is conflict, and then there's gonna plates, and there's they're enjoying angels and all kinds of other good stuff, too. So I guess what we're saying here is if you like reason, and especially if you like Ron Bailey, but also, if you like this podcast, and if you are grumpy yet hopeful, this is the book for you also his past books have basically predicted the future. So if you want to get in on the ground floor read this one, Nick, Neil Stevenson Neal Cassidy or curly Neal, who you boy, I'm going to have to go with curly Neal, obviously do not know who those other people are. Cassidy is no what. Holly. I don't even know the category. Is it a music person or sports person? Railways Musa the muse of two of the twenty most important books written in the twentieth century, and, and the, the kind of transitional life form from the beats to the hippie counterculture. Yeah. Neal Cassidy the driver, the ultimate driver in American New Yorker says he is American news. Comma, holy fool. Yeah. Yeah. So and match us to tell you what I been consuming, which is kind of a nineteenth century cognate in some ways to what Catherine and Peter were just talking about it. But I'm reading Thackeray's Vanity Fair, which is great classics sweeping novel of mid nineteenth century, British manners, and it points forward to a lot of things that, that ultimately became kind of understandable, in, in a kind of market based society with all of its accessors and stupidities, as well as the, the long reach of Krista, Craddock, etiquette, and manners, that was all kind of batch it craze, as well. I will just say to keep the Neal's of discussion short clip that my favorite Neil, obviously, is greasy Neale the turn of the century football and baseball player. Played a male young nineteen nineteen Cincinnati Resona Neil young. It's. Canadian. Yeah, a little, frankly a bit Canadian as Keanu Reeves, I recently discovered, but either in a pro Neil or an anti Neil moment moments and you're never like in one of the other and since the Tarantino movies coming out here, which reminds us that the laurel canyon hippie singer writers consorted heavily with Charles Manson. I'm going to be in an anti Neil young modal about that, that trailer has a clip, isn't it? Love seven and seven is in it is the song and is like awesome. The trailer were assignment Holly. And there's also a new movie out coming. I think it's a Netflix original doc. Maybe it's already out called. I think echo in the canyon on that's about the laurel canyon music scene. And it looks it looks pretty awesome. What guys Catherine just about passed out in the in the sound booth. Here. And then we Roque up laughing. It's so boring. Pluralist. You guys do you? I don't want to. Also, the other good Neil is Neil Gaiman. Thank you have not listened to Zuma are doomed to repeat it. Catherine Neil Diamond's Neil Simon who was out for a something read the last night and didn't get it. Or maybe he didn't anyways that's enough kneeling for one. We never kneel here at the reason podcast. Hashtag. Never neil. Unless it's Neil Stephenson in which case, yes Stevenson. See you next week. Thanks for listening goodbye. Kneel before Ziad.

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Tucker Carlson Totally Owns and Destroys His Own Party

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18:04 min | Last month

Tucker Carlson Totally Owns and Destroys His Own Party

"Alright alright alright. Hello hello hello. Everyone and welcome to another episode of more content talk. That's the only show that cuts through the glitz. All the bullshit to bring you. The truth is news that we can find Well anyone who knows me knows that. I love to mock the media and especially conservative media. I mean sure mocking you know left wing media can be fun at times too. I mean which one of us haven't made fun of cnn. But right wing media is is truly a treat to mock and I know i know what you love. And i love to so i'm gonna bring it to tonight Because these republicans are fighting each other you know under the benin ear and under this kind of like false united front bravado. Like we're going to take on the communist liberal enemy and we're going to defeat them they're actually very divided and that's not really being reported whole lot I don't know why. I guess because people are too busy talking about public shaming. Or something. i don't really know. I don't care anymore but this is actually interesting. So this says here Tucker carlson and i'm quoting from an article on vice news assist tucker carlson's new favorite enemy is and tucker carlson's new. Has a new favorite enemy minority leader. Kevin mccarthy on monday for the second show in a row the right wing fox host went after the top republican in the house for his friendship with frank luntz the longtime pollster for conservative politicians corporations and news organizations including vice. Whoa so that's that's a big deal. I know if you'd know that or not. But he's going after top brass here in the republican party is split tucker is doing and You you can probably imagine why if you know anything about politics. I'll let you know the exact reason the later. But let's continue. Last austin said mccarthy's friendship gives frank luntz outsized influence over. The republican party's policy positions and on monday. Carlson followed up on that by saying his show was tipped off. That mccarthy lives with luntz in dc now. I initially thought that that was made up this speaking. Because i was like. There's no way that living together that that that would be an appropriate so even the thing that boggles the mind is this is actually a legitimate point here and you know it's weird win. Republicans big legitimate. Scrutiny is about their friends because this supposed to look after each other. And so what you're seeing is real power play here on tucker carlson's parties really asserting his dominance of the republican party and he's really making them look like a bunch of pussies as you'll see the top republican in the house lives with google lobbyist. Come on carlsen said even by the sleazy and corrupt standards of politics in washington. That didn't seem possible. In fact it sounded like a joke and in fact it does sound like a joke after initially denying that mccarthy lived with lens a spokesperson confirmed fox news that during the pandemic mccarthy had rented a room in washington at a fair market price from frank. Mccarthy's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment for vice news nor did luntz. Carlson claimed mccarthy could be paying luntz as much as five thousand dollars a month to live in his home in. Dc's penn quarter neighborhood that one of the most influential figures in the conservative movement. Right now is effectively accusing the house. Republican leader of being corrupt fraud at best is just the latest example of the ongoing split between the leadership of the republican party and its populous base carlson. The highest rated host on cable news talks directly to that base every weeknight as he broadcast more than three million people on average so really took. Carlson has no choice. And he's in a position where he has to eat his own. He he doesn't have a choice is the same reason why saw that stupid constipated. Look on his face when Matt gaetz was like. Hey hey help me out here you know. Don't don't leave me hanging tucker. I mean we're friends right and then carlson acted like he didn't know the guy like i don't know what the fuck you're talking to why you. What are you talking about what. Now here's the weird year weird all of a sudden after they were friends right. He's doing the same here. This mccarthy guy and edits lens person you know. is this lobbyist. And what's so interesting is this is. This is normal stuff in washington. But it's not normal for tucker carlson's base. It's not normal for the outright. They don't like that kinda thing and if they see that their money is getting given to companies that even profit a little bit from liberalism. Even if they're just doing it for show you know companies like facebook. I mean my god you know people talk about facebook woke and you know i'm like you. People are asleep if you think. Facebook is whatever you consider woke. 'cause from what my understanding because i still haven't figured out what white people mean by enough foreign term that they've turned it into because it's not what black people meant by it at all anymore. White people say it's like why people say it. It's like they had a scar. Like i have a woke scars a blemish. I have a woke. The woke ism is affecting me again. The disease of walk is a it gives you a slight cold in an arrogant attitude. Those are the side effects. I need a woke ism. Backseat anyway Just attacking The republican party because he has to. If he doesn't do it then he'll lose his base and he'll lose his startup and so. This is the effect that extremism has that. You may think that these are just a few nuts but once they wield tremendous power. They control the media. The media that they are talking about is controlled. Yeah it's controlled. It's controlled by them. Because they're the ones forcing people like tucker carlson. Who quite frankly. I think normally would not have the balls to do something like this to do this. Otherwise if he doesn't he goes the way of Mitt romney who you saw booed off stage in utah in granted. He went on and one because the republic the more I guess i don't know neil. Liberal republicans guesses what you would call them did. They're not having it and so They're they're you know duke it out and it some serious stuff to watch and it really will shape and mold politics in this country. Because if tucker carlson's base is victorious here. What are the consequences of that. We don't know personally. I think dead. It could spell doom for the republicans. I think it's too far for this nation. And i think that you would see. Even more people turned to the democratic party and at least voting for democrats if that did occur now another outcome that that could have is that that could be what they need to push to theocracy. So we really have to remain vigilant. This and make sure it doesn't get too out of hand. Low this is known so and christopher carter for more content and more content. Talk i am telling you use anchored first of all because nigger is free. Which is a really good reason but anchor also has awesome creation tools. That allow you to create your podcast directly from your browser or phone anchor will distribute your podcast on spotify apple. Podcast and more. You can make money on anchor with mitt with no minimum. Listenership is everything you need. Make a podcast in one place. Download the free anchor app or go to anchor dot. Fm to get started today because anchor is awesome. Just like more content please. yes only I'll continue with a little bit. More of the article. Mccarthy knows the uneasy relationship between the gop its better than most in two thousand fifteen as be carthy was set to replace john bainer the speaker of the house. Dozens of house. Republicans opposed his candidacy before mccarthy ultimately and unexpectedly dropped out of the running and mccarthy has attempted to shore up support on the right but co-signing carlson's attacks on big tech and so called censorship of conservatives. Still pissed off because you know uncle. Debt daddy trump. He didn't get to say speech anymore. So this dove said real exerted on the right anyway Mccarthy regularly used to promote Google and this latest twenty seventeen said he wanted to have government is innovative. Is google goal has customer centric as apple as quick as amazon. This guy is like he's got his head in the clouds is so this is this is a conservative at. He's out there talking about. Yeah i like. Google and apple gave you these young kids. Who are the republican party. They don't want to hear that at at some of the older two. They don't want to hear that you're supposed to lie. At least he didn't even lie. He's out the open. So i guess when he means quick like amazon and i guess that means they unsafe worker practices. Innovative is google. So wet like far-right propaganda machine yet. Just like youtube. Which is a fucking disgrace is nothing before right. It's on youtube anymore. It's joke and these idiots are complaining about the liberal youtube when this liberal youtube conservatives. It's hilarious to watch. But yet they're paranoid about big tech. Big tech is coming for him. Big tech As a little bit more here but by two thousand eighteen he was singing a different tune blaming the search engine for a wikipedia entry for the california republican party which labelled nazi ism is one of its ideologies. Well yeah. I mean not the whole republican party but i mean it plays plays intricate part in conservative notions. Right at least in america it has since it was brought here by germany. And you know. I mean what idaho. Obviously that was probably a joke. The wikipedia article. Anyone can put anything on wikipedia. It's not a google conspiracy. They didn't conspire to label the republicans. Nazis it's ridiculous. You know probably a five year old dad or something as a joke. Still mccarthy's owned broad size against google specifically aren't enough to satisfy carlson nor apparently is the fact that mccarthy backed former president donald trump's effort to overturn the election. So even that wasn't enough. You see that even if you stand by these people it's never enough. That's all you need to know about them. That's why say you really need to stay away from these people because they're ruthless. If you don't follow everything they want to the exact word they'll turn on you. Two seconds. see that he he went along with the charade the stupid you know trump is going to ensure it. They still turn their back on. Its ruthless gangster stuff gangster. Shit you know. Dan indicate how deep conservative skepticism of mccarthy runs. The new york times reported in january days after a mob invaded the capital to stop the election. Results that mccarthy's constituents in bakersfield were slamming him for not. supporting trump. hard enough told the times. Mccarthy was a rhino trader a sentiment. carlson is tapping into by highlighting mccarthy's ties to luntz for. Carlson has long advocated for more adversarial relationship between republicans corporations. He views as to woke you. See there. It is mccarthy's friendship with luntz who publicly split from the republican party. This year after feuding with trump working for him than feuding with him again illustrates the coziness between republican politicians. And big business. This read that one. More time mccarthy's friendship with luntz. Who publicly split from the republican party earlier this year after feuding with trump working for him then feuding with him again illustrates the coziness between republican politicians. And big business. And see this is what you have to realize about this quote unquote new right is that they want to tell you how to spend your money. So if you're investing in a company like facebook you're investing a company like google. Anyone who crossed them right they they. They're gonna make you pull your money out of it. They're going to tell you. No that's not okay. Or they're gonna come in and they're going to take over the company. This is basically what they're saying. They're saying that through boycotts through bullying politicians into submitting to their wants needs to bankrupt companies. That sensor them do you have any ideas. What the implications of that would be. Dino company like google business semi people would lose jobs. I thought this was the party of jobs. They don't want to create jobs anymore. They wanna ruin jobs now. See quickly turns see how quickly it goes from the narrative of let's create jobs where the party of job creation. We're the party of get people back to work all of a sudden when it's not the business that they like when it's too woke. It has the woke ism flu when that happens. They don't want you spending your money anymore. And they're going to tell you how to spend your money and where to spend your money. Is that what you really want. Mr independent shouldn't you have options. I thought that's what being an independent was all about speaking to independence. If you're really independent how do you support the to radical republican party like this at least this right right wing. How do you support it. The telling you how to spend your money. You got to put up with that. I sure hope not. Because i don't want to believe that you would fall for that. I think the you're smarter than that. I hope you prove me wrong by not fallen for this crap When it comes to good old tuck given run for presidency because that's what he's positioning himself for here and you got remember tucker carlson's charismatic. And he's ruthless debater and he has a lot of support. You gotta get behind cool. You wants to be president in two hundred twenty four now. No one else is going to tell you that because it's not going to give them the ratings but it's the truth tucker carlson real threat. You need someone. Charismatic smart and quick as a whipped beat him. I believe you can do it. But you gotta start working on that now and we all need to work on it together. All right everyone. Thank you for joining me on this episode of more content. Talk you can find this more content. Talk at youtube. You can find more content than instagram. Any confronted more content. Talk on tiktok. You can also follow us on twitter at more underscore content p. l. s. 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The Pentagon Vs Tucker Carlson

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49:33 min | 3 months ago

The Pentagon Vs Tucker Carlson

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Show which dominates in the ratings but see. They're not going after him for that. They're going after him for violating you know woke rules. Oh tucker carlson said he thought joe biden giving a press conference about You know how we have. These new uniforms for pregnant women was stupid and that the military's role is to fight and win wars not to cater to all. This woke nonsense. That's what they're going after him for. It just happens to be that they're going after the guy who was good on syria iran iraq afghanistan every last one of the. The wars seems a little coincidental to me. That that's who they chose to attack publicly But that's what it is and those are the grounds on which they're going after him Okay so anyway for people if you don't know the story that's basically what happened. Tucker joe biden who is no question at this point. I think the president ever i mean. Don't you know. Forget the fact that he is the architect of every awful thing that the government does and that he you know worked with segregationists and all this shit and had no problem race baiting on the other side when that was convenient but he has you know every inch of his his presidency and his appointments and all of this has all been put forward at from his vice presidential. Pick to every cabinet position. It's all been put forward like. Well this is the first person of color and this is the first trans woman and this is the first black woman. And this is the for everything about it has been done on identity -tarian on an identity and basis and so he was holding some press conference where he was bragging about. You know promoting to female in military members to higher positions and he started bragging about how his military is going to be creating these new uniforms for You know pregnant women to serve and tucker carlson was just blasting this and saying this is so ridiculous that this is what the military is focusing on So this set off a firestorm and the responses came down all the way from the top of a of the pentagon a whole bunch of military people criticizing tucker carlson. Now i'll i'll say this however you may feel about tucker's position on uniforms for pregnant women whether you think it's the greatest thing that's ever happened and you think it's really important for the military. Is you know effectiveness or even inclusiveness or whatever. Can't we all agree that there's something pretty creepy about the pentagon inserting itself in a political conversation amongst the domestic population. Like shouldn't they not be coming down on on. Somebody's saying the wrong thing. Isn't that just like let's say inappropriate. At best and the type of shit a terrifying dystopia in authority -tarian regime does at worst seems that that seems to be the case to me nine of the opposite of what we saw a couple of years ago when they were trying to change the don't ask don't tell laws and then also women in the That all kind of came from outside the military in the military were saying. Hey please don't tell us how to operate the military and now oh yeah. They're shouting outline back to people over now. Having more of the woke stuff. Yeah it's it's been interesting to watch the transformation. Hey guys today show is brought to you by blue blocks blue light glasses guys if you have noticed that you're not feeling quite right. Maybe you're not getting good sleep. Maybe you're just feeling tired lethargic. It might be because you're getting too much screen time and let's get real. We've all been getting too much screen time especially over the last year. 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Even though i don't feel this way was dushi with the with the wearing the uniforms for pregnant ladies but then after that he's just basically posing the question doesn't sound. It doesn't sound to me. I don't know anything about flying. A plane doesn't sound to me like pregnant ladies. like how pregnant are flying these planes. It just doesn't sound like a winning strategy and so he just put forward. Hey that sounds a little bit odd. Have you guys done the research on this. It seems to me like you'd be pretty number based and that's a very fair question to ask and then nobody ever addresses that question of him being will re looking at the numbers here or as the millage military just trying to preach preach a philosophy and instead they shout back. How dare you question this important. No that's the entire thing is. You're saying that this philosophy so important that it might be more important than our safety not that. I'm fan of the military. I'm just saying theoretically that's the question here. And as opposed to having a conversation around the numbers you just get gets attacked for. How are you cut this thing will. You're the ones who are putting it. Forward is being really important and that we have to discuss it. So i'm asking you a question on that and then you know there's something really like a bitch move. I can't quite get my fingers on it but there's something very like silly about putting forward as hey this is the most important thing and then you just ask or you're not allowed to ask about it. You said it's super important. Yes that's exactly right. That's exactly right now. the they they've since deleted. I believe in apologize for these tweets but there is an official military twitter account. It's the official. Us marine corps twitter for the number two mif information like selfish shots of bombing syria. Mike no no but see. That's the thing we don't even wanna talk about bombing syria. It's funny. They don't wanna take tucker carlson on any of those critiques. You know they don't wanna take tucker carlson on For criticizing donald trump when he bombed syria or criticizing a biden. When he bombed sarah. No it's just the comments about pregnant women serving in the military. That's the only thing we're really going to have a fierce debate about. Of course we're not gonna have a fierce debate about troops in afghanistan or something like that because they know they can't win that debate. If you're a pilot who gets really fat. We'll let you wear one of the female uniforms. I'm not sure but that that would be inclusive if you ask me right. We really want to be inclusive about this thing. Let's let let's let chubby guys into no no tests for the military. They actually tweeted. Somebody was was criticizing them. And i i was actually blown away by this now again. To be fair they did. Delete this tweet and apologize. But this is an official. Us military Blue check twitter account where somebody just some some random person. I think it was another blue check. I can't see now because they deleted the tweet screen at but They tweeted a to somebody who is Criticizing this policy. they said. come back when you've served and been pregnant. Basically saying shut up citizen. We don't we. Don't wanna hear your criticism intil you've served while pregnant. Only the pregnant people who serve can criticize the policy of pregnant people serving this pretty creepy and authoritarian for our federal chilling force to start telling the domestic population when they should come back And when when their opinion is valid Just on the phase of it. It's such a ridiculous argument. The idea that you can't criticize anything unless you've been a part of the i mean i guess only cops can criticize cops and you can't really criticize politicians unless you've been elected to office I suppose you can't criticize a doctor. You know like if a doctor were to just like perform the wrong surgery on the wrong patient. And you're like hey you know. My brother came in for a kidney transplant. And you and you cut off his arm. They got well until you've been a doctor. Don't criticize the job. I'm doing right. And it's the dumbest argument ever but it's really weird. See coming from the military. Has anyone asked pregnant pilots. Because i think one of the work perks of being lading getting pregnant is not really having to work like. That's pretty nice. I can't imagine a bunch of them are sitting around. Like oh man i just want to get up in the air with this morning sickness. That's what you know. That's what that's what helps me get rid of this morning sickness feeling being able to go bomb some shit. Yep so they've They've really been Backing off of this. I i should give that just for a full disclosure to tell the whole story that they really have been backing off of this This thing and they've been apologizing because they've been getting a lot of shit from people because you know the thing is that i think even they realize they fucked up for. It's like look if you want to do. And i don't mean fucked up on. They were wrong about the argument or something. I think they realized strategically they fucked up like this is not a smart move if you are the meridians. Right like tucker. Carlson is the most popular route. Her pregnant yeah. But but look tucker. Carlson is the most popular right wing or perhaps in the country. He might be the biggest one. I mean i guess trump but after trump There's a strong argument tucker is next. You know like is the biggest thing in cable news. He he represents a lot of these people and for the marines to come out like we're attacking right wingers for having this right wing like that's a lot of your base just a you know like those are the so a lot of these right wingers. Who are very pro. Military people by nature are furious at them because they look at it more as like. Oh this is not the role of the military to come out and way into some political. Conversation like tucker. Carlson has a right to say whatever he wants to. And so they're apologizing and backing off and being like we should do better and we we strayed from our mission and this and that but before they did that they did tweet out this video on that i want to show you. Bring the not not the cnn. When the other video we'll get to that one second but at this video from a very serious military man responding to tucker carlson. So let's let's play them that drama t. v. ladies and gentlemen. That's what i call it the front and tell you that i don't have cable news at home. I don't have it here in the office. And i don't watch a lot of drama tv. I understand some comments were made yesterday and i watched the clip that mr carlson produced as he referred to pregnant women in the military. I'll remind everyone that his opinion which he has a right to is based off of actually zero days of service in the armed forces. Let me off you might in. My opinion is based off twenty eight years of actual service in the military twenty years in the marine corps in combat operations at sea in garrison. All right so let's pause it already right there. Like what a fucking like disgusting attitude for a fucking colonel to becoming on and lecturing the at off if you want. Be like drama. Tv drama drama. Tv it's like okay. Well you lose that higher ground when you are commenting on the drama tv okay. So you're now in even if it is drama tv. You're now involved in the drama okay. Now she He for the other thing. That's just like like to me so obvious about this again. Right is that it's like who. Who are they going after here. Don't tell me this is a complete coincidence that he is the most outspoken anti-war Cable news host with the biggest audience all right. So was it drama tv when he had when he had aaron matteo on the other day to in detail breakdown. How the otc w was a Whistleblowers exposed that chemical attack that the military was trying to use to launch. A war in syria was complete. Bullshit was that drama. Tv was at drama tv when he opposed trump bombing syria and trump Taking out sulejmani in iran was drama tv when he opposed Biden bombing syria. Was it drama tv. When he reported on on the crisis in yemen ad when he's pushed for pulling our troops out of afghanistan and iraq. So okay maybe you didn't like his comments about pregnant women in the military but it's it's something that just be so dismissive of what tucker carlson does and then come on here like. oh yeah. This is so beneath me. Now let me get into a back and forth. And i guess he does give the caveat of saying. A tucker has the right to do this. Well thank you. Mr military man for for allowing tucker the the right to state his opinion which i think we all knew already but then he goes oh tucker tucker has a right to his opinion but he's got zero days of service and i have twenty eight years of service so in my opinion is more important than his he. Here's the thing about the military right. You guys are our hired killers when it comes to killing people. That's that's your lane. That's what you guys do okay. But when it comes to having an opinion about this Whatever happened to this whole government of the people thing you know. Oh all the sudden people. Your opinion doesn't really matter because this person has served more than you have by the way if you wanna even like i was saying before. This logic is ridiculous. The idea that somebody can't have an opinion on something because they've never been a part of it. I mean it's it's so absurd. It's like you know i really. I think the crips are a really brutal gang in their killing. All these people well. Have you ever been okay. Well until well. I've been equipped for ten years. So let me tell you something. You've you have zero days of being a gang banger. So you're going to criticize gang bangers now okay whose opinion is really worth more here. And so it's it's just like i don't know what to say the most idiotic logic you could imagine three days earlier. This guy was at a meeting going. Wait a second. you're putting pregnant bitches up in my airplanes. Well that's the funny thing about all these fucking these guys like all of these you know like the raytheon and the pentagon and the cia pretending. They're woke. These are the most like fucking chauvinistic organizations imaginable By the way the military You know for all the they can come down. Carlson for sensitive comments here the military's gotta pretty big rape problem by the way that never really came up in the whole metoo movement or any of that shit but oh yeah they'll get a huge fucking rate problem. Go look at the number of women who report being sexually assaulted during their service in the military. Oh yeah and what do they do with them. What do they do with them when they come forward. Oh well you gotta go bring that you know. You can't bring that to a court. That bill that al franken was trying to push failed. No you gotta bring that to your Direct superior. Even if he is the one who did it is still gotta bring it on over to him but yeah no no no. It's all about woke shirt and inclusivity and all this bullshit but anyway so but even if you wanted to go by their dumb ass argument that well. I want to listen to people who have actually served. Those are the opinions that matter. That are more important okay. What percentage of active duty military want us to pull out of iraq. What percentage of them wanted to afghanistan. Oh yes super majorities. But of course that that opinion it never gets applied to that. You know what i mean like. That never never goes like. Oh you know In two thousand twelve the active duty military gave more money to ron paul than every other republican candidate combined when the opinion of the military people who have actually served doesn't favor the military industrial complex. Then we don't really have to focus on on their opinion too much then. Then then this whole argument goes out the window Anyway let's play some more from the person with more experience than us combat operations at sea and in garrison and so he was talking specifically about pregnant women in the armed forces today and how it makes us less less lethal and less fit and less ready. Let me tell you where he's wrong. Those decisions were made by medical professionals by commanders in our civilian leadership that allows for women to have more time with their children to recuperate to get fit and ready to take that time. That's necessary our medical professionals know is needed actually makes us a more lethal and ready and fifth force ready to fight the wars of today in the wars of tomorrow the bottom line is that we value women in our in our armed forces. We value the those that have served in the past. We value those that have served today. We value our families in the military. I want to say. God bless everyone that is serving today. God bless the women that are serving today. God bless the men and women that are serving. Today god bless our country our partners and our allies. Let's get back to work. Let's remember that those opinions were made by an individual who has never served a day in his life. Let's remember at all about drama. Tv god bless america. Semper fidelis so i. I will say i think aside from just being stupid. But what's really chilling is just how wildly inappropriate it is for a representative of the marines to come out and just say oh by the way this this opinion that a political commentator gave is a bad opinion. It doesn't it doesn't count because he hasn't had service and that's just bullshit drama tv okay. It's not exactly them coming out and like saying you don't have a right to to say that but it's it. It seems like something out of an authoritarian regime. You know because we kind of are one. Hey guys let's take a quick moment. Thank our sponsor for today's show. 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He referenced civilian leadership which i think is countered to his claim that you're not allowed to have an opinion you haven't actually served in the military and i believe speaking to medical personnel would sound like a doctor's allowed to have an opinion and you could be a doctor without having served in the military so it sounds like you're totally allowed to have an opinion if you haven't served in the military and i'm sorry but it's just not a response to say well a doctor designed this. It's like wait a minute did did it doctor. Are you telling me that. A doctor made the call. That pregnant women are as able to serve in the military or that a doctor once the once you told them that pregnant women we're going to serve in the military then made the call of how best effective they could serve in the military again. Like get real. I don't really. I've never discussed in the history of this program pregnant women serving in the military. Because i don't think it's a very big issue. It's lik let's get real pregnant. Women aren't serving in combat roles in the military. Anyway this is all like. And i don't care that they make these uniforms. What interests me about all of this. What i care about is the fucking people of yemen getting slaughtered along with the people of syria. Libya iraq afghanistan. whatever. That's what i care about. And the fact that it's bankrupting our country that's my issues here and the fact that the guy who's been the best on pointing that out is now getting attacked by the pentagon on the grounds of this woke bullshit. That's that to me sticks out as something. That's that's you know worth looking at. But i don't know yeah. The the the whole thing is very weird. I'm glad they apologized for it and got a lot of pushback that's appropriate. But of course they they they wouldn't be You know i. It's like the of course all the other people have to jump on it so now now tucker carlson right is not the only one in the press but the only one of the major big players really in the press who has consistently outspoken against these military interventions. But all of the other guys who are always quite happy to support these military interventions. They now to have to jump on tucker carlson for committing a fucking woke crime and not just blindly supporting the of course pregnant women in the military. That's the best thing ever if we could. We could have a military of only pregnant women. Then we'd have the best military in the history of the world. That's you know. Of course what we all believe but no ninety armor then. Yeah really really pleased. They'll probably just show up in the enemy. Will we'll surrender immediately Anyway so of course they all now have to jump on tucker carlson for having the wrong opinion on the military Guess soccer girls and just doesn't respect the military enough but the people who would send them to die in every needless conflict. They're the ones who really care right. So here is our boy. Don lemon jumping into the fray a for decades of service fighting on the frontlines by so many other military women joining me now one of the incredible women who put her life at risk to protect this country and that is major. Mj hagar thank you so much major. I really appreciate you joining us this evening. Thank you for your service. So you're woman and the veteran what was going through your mind when you heard those comments difficult A couple of things with remind one clearly. He's never served You know i was involved with the fight to open ground combat jobs to women and we found a lot of times in my own combat experience. I've found that the people who were there loudest against it with the people who've never served in combat. I would say that those who have experienced in with bullets flying and really in the next Don't care what color you are. What gender you are who you love. Which politics are competence. Is everything person. Cover my six. That's all we care about So you find like the real operators not weighing in and saying these types of things but the the wannabes or the people who are insecure. Really what's going on here. Is people like tucker. Carlson see a pregnant woman warrior. By the way we don't send Pregnant women into is that true that when it came to the women in the military issue that the people in the military was pushing forward and all the activities was coming from outside the military. 'cause i seem to recall that it was the direct opposite. Yes it was the direct opposite but on on top of that. I mean just like the roof. I i don't even know what to say about. How like disgusting. The whole line of attack coming from this. This major is so first of all. She repeats of course like the drone that she has. Well you haven't served in the military blah blah blah. I guess we've we've handled that one enough. But the point she made and this is what i hate about the fucking. It's one of the many things that i hate about the woke it is that it becomes like so. If you say. They all get lumped together. You know like. I've had this experience before with certain guests on the show and with just conversations in life where you know if you say something about black people they go yeah. We'll look like marginalized groups like black people and the lgbt community and women and latinos. Wait what was just a same black people. Transgender people have nothing to do with this conversation. Only in your weird world. Is this all like molded together into one. So which she says there. It's a it's a. It's a nice sleight of hand. Though she goes well you know the people have actually served when the bullets are flying and whizzing by all they care about is who can cover my back. I mean they don't care what color you are or who you love or who you. It's like. Yep a tucker. Carlson never said anything about what color you are or who you love. He didn't talk about you. Know whether you're gay or straight or whether you're black or white your just inserting these issues. Tucker carlson talked about pregnant women serving. Don't even women pregnant women which maybe he's wrong but would kind of go directly to what you're talking about right like they have your back. And then she even asked to concede. Oh and by the way we don't send pregnant women into combat fighting because right by the very the very criteria that you just laid out of course like i don't know i don't think you need to be in the military. I be zero days of service. Of course so right. My opinion is meaningless on this. But if i was looking for someone to have my back like in a fistfight or any type of combat situation probably wouldn't want pregnant woman to be the person. Is this too politically incorrect. Am i have violated some rule by saying this like that now. The other point that she gets at right here is just a just shameless personal attack and dig at tucker carlson's just pull back a few seconds here And then listen this because this is this is her next angle which is just the warrior who by the way we don't send Eight nine month pregnant women into combat anyway. The flight suits are because people are serving in job in the flight. Suit is an indicator of that job. it's also something that you earn through going through pilot training in that type of thing but what we find. Is these people who who see these women doing. These jobs are threatened by it and say gosh. I couldn't do that. They feel the need to hold us down and try to pull us down on. But luckily we have so many women men and women but we do have women serving bravely. Frontline pause it there. We're all gonna go back so thank you a major for your psycho analysis of people who are bringing up the issue of of pregnant woman serving in the military you see what it is is just your deep rooted insecurity because you realize that you see these pregnant women who are tougher than you and that's why you just want to bring them down. This is like the most pathetic ad hominem argument. You could imagine now by the state. They could've came forward and said listen. These are subordinate roles. And we're helping. These women bake mop. So that's why we created these uniforms. We don't want them just taking the days off and being at home you could just. You could have said that answer that they're not actually in planes flying around in. We didn't want to give off that misconception. No-one said that. But it's but look. I'm and i'm just. I'm trying to direct this back to the point that i was making right where you see. This woke shit being hijacked now. And it's not like this was supposed to be a left-wing 'cause initially and now how is the woke shit being used not not forget that the examples i gave of like raytheon or j. p. morgan chase or any of these companies that are using this woke shut taking this energy that was once supposedly a left-wing cause and it's a complete takeover like it's not. This has nothing to do with leftist ideology at all anymore or the principles that they claimed to to stand for represent. I mean this is now just the newest version of don't question the if you question the military I if you haven't even surge this is the most right wing argument you could imagine. You haven't even served. Who are you to question the military and by the way if you question at that means you don't support the troops and yada yada yada and really. I mean this argument. This is the same argument as if you didn't want to fight the war that's just because you're like a bitch like you're a coward basically you just don. You're you're just so weak that you don't right. I mean it's the same thing it's like. Oh well the reason you're questioning this is because you are insecure when you see these brave work. Yeah there's a bunch of women in the military who are tougher than me. I don't give a shit about that. People in yemen are still being slaughtered. That's what i care about. You know a fucking psychoanalyze me like can we turn that back around on you. Oh maybe you to support the military because you have like a bloodlust and just wanna see poor people die made that is right we gonna all play amateur psychoanalyst now the fuck outta here. Do you remember that. Chapell bid wherein the abbey hot opera singer on to say things that he couldn't say yeah so firstly. that didn't age. that welk is now. it's the reverse where that lady would have to give this stuff to him for. It's almost like it's almost like tucker needs somebody in each category to just do that segment. So all you need is a military person to say this so then at least they have to take on the arguments. They can't just go. How dare you say this is a personal Or he's got bullshit that they always do like a thousand people from this college signed off on it. Where just before the show. He three even one person for the and this one schmuck who served in the military agrees with my perspective and now they can't go even serve it well. What he agreed with me. He's in the military. Yeah i it is just. It's it's interesting to watch the way this stuff gets a gets used and manipulated and then comes out to be you know like again. I say it just reminds me of robards arguments with the the progressive era. That this thing that was supposed to be about you know bleeding. The rich and helping the poor and the average worker ends up being the thing. That's enriching bankers. You know it's it's enriching the people who the whole thing was designed to be against and now you see this kind of like leftist Like language being used to push back against the most critical of the military of the political commentators in the country. It's it's it's bizarre to watch i. Let's keep playing the video and men and women but we do have women serving bravely on the front lines and in support roles on keeping us safe. And i sleep better at night knowing. Not and i give tucker. Carlson had so much admiration for the chinese military. His journalism style is a little bit better suited to that type of regime. Anyway so maybe he said maybe pack up. Yeah and you have a lot of men civilian men and women who support you as well. We just want you to know that so listen. He offered no apology tonight major. Instead he is accusing the pentagon of a pr offensive against him. When the reality is he was called out for a sexist remarks by soldiers and top brass. Now he is playing the victim. Yeah it's funny right. Cancel culture is always a bad until they do it to us the hypocrisy. It's it's pretty blatant. I think but you know something. That's extraordinary to me in his actually really inspiring to me is is. It's pretty rare for top brass to make their opinions vocal Time in the military were raised to believe that are there. You don't have opinions or to yourself certainly than anything that looks political on so i am very heartened. I don't think that this was spontaneous support from senior leaders. It was an organized. You know people got the okay to go ahead and make their voices heard. I'm in that says something to me about the future of our military the direction right there. Thank you major. I gotta say thank you for that. I really do appreciate it. I love moments of ana state. I really just love him. And sometimes the fact that sometimes there's a benefit to these people being an echo chamber where everyone's just praising you and oh we all hate tucker carlson. And of course he's sexist and and then then they can kind of just take it one step further and one step further and they are not guarded. Does that make sense in the same way whereas like if there was a pro tucker person on that panel then you start to get a little bit more guarded like you. Don't wanna give them something that they can use as an argument against you but when everyone's on your side you're not even worried about that you just kind of let it spill and then you start taking it to the next levels like maybe he should go to china. This is now what this this is. The woke talking point now. If you don't love it leave it. That is literally that is what the response to the counterculture. Anti-vietnam war was this country. Won't you live with the communists like that's that's where we're at now. Yeah go over you. You're probably more suited for china anyway. Okay anyway. So that starts flowing out and then she lets this Little jewel out of her mouth. You know what's crazy. Is that all of us in. The military have always kind of been brought up to not enter into domestic political squabbles. And this isn't something and she says herself but now she says this is. What's so harden is that this wasn't just random people in the military criticizing tucker carlson. Oh no no. This was a concerted effort from the very top. And she's damn right about that and then why is it. Why was this the line. Why was this the guy they had to go against. See all this shit about this being a plot. I'm just saying she's telling you the same thing she's telling you that. This was a concerted effort from the very top of the pentagon to say we are going to attack this cable news host. Who we don't like now. Why is it why is it. Do you believe that it's really just that the good men and women of our state-sponsored killing force were really offended or do you think maybe it's that the guy who is the most outspoken critic of the stupid bloody disastrous wars that we fight all over the middle east and northern africa slipped up and gave them an opportunity to go woke police on him and and try to claim that he's a sexist. or whatever. The fuck outs. Whatever else they can throw at him. I don't know why. Why would it be that if you're saying this is our protocol that we don't really let our political opinions be known or we don't get involved in these fights as the colonel said. This is just drama tv than why are you on drama tv right now. I guess by the way. I guess that doesn't count with With don lemon. Show i guess. Cnn is drama. Tv only tucker. Carlson show is drama debate. So there there as she she let the whole thing slip right. they're not even realizing it. But that's right. It's a concerted effort from our military to essentially Silence or if not silence at least mock and and attack and dismiss the most popular cable news host in america also happens to be the biggest critic of the military. We're we're empowering women to work while pregnant you're going to hear it you're trying call in sick and your boss is gonna be like listen if they can The marines can solve toward. You can show up to this office. No days off Great what a great world you know. That's really what you want. We care about pregnant women so much will make them work and we'll have them work at you know occupying fucking countries who don't want us there. And how many times do you think it's going to happen. Some ladies is gaining some weight and they pull out the jumpsuit. And my bad i. Let's take a quick second. I wanna thank our awesome sponsor for today's show. Which is yoko crate him. Yoke crate him. Dot com home of the sixty dollar kilo. 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We really support the troops. We're the ones who really support the troops. And god bless them and tucker. Carlson doesn't respect women in the military. And all this shit it's like motherfucker. The vast majority of the troops wants to leave iraq. The iraqi parliament voted for us to leave iraq. Okay but we were still there. You guys don't even cover it you don't even like for for all this love of the troops and all this shit you you could care less about these people. These people are pawns. Who you will. You have no problem with they. You know if you turned on the don lemon show every night for the last five years. Y- you'd have no idea what what these people have gone through. There's the soldiers committing suicide every day every day. These people are just. They're blowing their brains out. There are suffering through like horrific just oppression and ptsd all shit. You guys don't care about that. Spend any time covering it. No this is. This is drama. Tv like this is the part that is really drama. Tv tucker said no no things. That's what will so. That's what will spend all of our time on. So i mean at the absolute best. And by the way i mean of the criticisms tucker's had of the warfare state over the last five years or whatever you know i don't really care about this one at all. I don't really give a shit. I don't have a strong opinion on fucking pregnant uniforms in the military but at the absolute best. If you're going to say what he was doing was drama. Tv or whatever. Well then you're all guilty of that you're all participating in it by making it this huge thing And it should be. I think Offputting and creepy and dangerous. Everyone should see it as that that the fucking highest levels of the pentagon have gotten involved in going after someone for having a political opinion that they don't like feel however you do about the opinion that that's what they're doing they're going after someone for having a political opinion they don't like Because it violates woke rules and they also happen to be going after the guy who's the most critical of them on all the really important issues. I would say that something to To keep in mind. Let's play the video. I don't actually know if there's any more that was the part i wanted to get to. But let's play and see if she gives us one more little nugget. We've a serious culture problem in the military know like right in my backyard. Vanessa guyane Sexual harassment sexual assault And we're not going to fix those things until Top brass are freed up to express these types of opinions and show support and really draw a line in the sand. And let's make no mistake. These values of our military. We value a strong military. It is military effectiveness issue to be able to employ all assets in the best ways that we can And not hold people back based on antiquated ideas of who is fit to serve. Women used to have to leave the military when they became pregnant. Explain why maternity uniforms are flights. As you said they're so important because it's a A represents a job you're doing but explained to us why they're so important. Also find hip. Hypocritical is that women used to be criticized for leaving the military. When they got pregnant they used to be forced to and then they were given the option to get out if they were pregnant which someone get criticized for now. it seems. We're getting criticized for staying in lows. My mind i think women you know i. I'm a mom. But i didn't. I didn't have kids before. he deployed. And i did fly with a woman who had twins and was pumping milk on tv. Wise and deployments in between flights and she was just so strong in song credible. And that's what i think of these uniforms. It's important because if we only have a set of fatigues or bdu's the the camouflage in uniform which is what we use to have for maternity when you're a pilot or other jobs that wear flight suits you know like and things like that. The flight suit is a symbol of what you've accomplished it. You're given the flight suit when you Get your rings in that type of thing so to to put us in a different uniform or pregnant kind of signifies that we're getting taken out of the tea so i think it's great that they have returned it is women are flying. I'm done with this. It's about alpha changes important in other words it's purely symbolic and of real meaning. Whatever again. I'm not thinking it's important to women right. No i would never suggest that weight. Which side of this beyond mean they are not whatever who cares. But it's funny to be like i. i don't know whatever. These arguments are also terrible. Like say it's hypocritical because some people at work critical of when they leave the military because they're pregnant and some people are critical of them when they stay well. That's not what hypocrisy is. Hypocrisy would be if the same person was critical of you for leaving and staying like some people being critical of one and the other. I've never heard of anyone criticising women for leaving the military when they're pregnant but if the same person was criticizing him for both ensure. That's a policy. I don't even care. I just think it's funny that she did let slip there. That's like hey you know we really do. We have our own problems that we have to deal with with the culture of sexual harassment. And all this and tried to make some very loose connection to. That's why we can't have people criticizing pregnant women's uniforms in the military because we have to deal with our own culture but this is kind of like i thought there's no logical connection between the two of those And it's like. Oh yeah you guys do have a little bit of a problem within your own culture. Don't pass this thing off like you're this wonderful inclusive organization. Yeah you you have a culture of not caring when women are sexually harassed in the military. There's also a little bit of a culture of not caring about you. Know innocent people being slaughtered and their lives being ruined. Maybe we should have a culture of being a little bit more aware about that. You know since we're doing this whole woke thing like i don't know how does it. How does it violate the rules of like inclusivity when you displaced tens of millions of iraqis and ruin their lives. I mean. i'm sure there were like there. Were some gay people who got displaced there. Were probably some trans right. Got to be a few trans people in yemen right so like how about that. It's interesting that like the woke rules. At least now the way they're used after this corporate plot this kind of takeover the highest levels of government giant corporations and the corporate press and all this shit they never really seemed to get applied to like the really important violations of human rights and human liberty lately. That never seems to come up. There's there's still have not seen one woke person. Go holy shit. You know what there might be gay. People getting bombed in these weddings. In how like. Oh shit what. If it was a gay wedding in yemen that we bombed then maybe we'd start getting a little bit more attention. I don't know. I'm not holding my breath on it anyway. This was a to me a fascinating. Little moment in a in in american political discourse the pentagon verse tucker carlson. They really wanna cancel him. They really want him gone A whole lot of different forces really want tucker carlson gone and one of the things that so bizarre and kind of interesting about it is while there are all these forces that want him gone. It's not like he's got his little show there. He's got the biggest the biggest show. I mean maybe he goes back and forth with hannity but i think for most of last year. He's been the biggest So you know it's like they want him gone a whole lot of people want to stay so we'll see what happens anyway. That's our show for today. Come check pork fast and freedom fast. Go go checkout rob's podcast. Run your mouth. Follow him on twitter at robbi. The fire i write piece.

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