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Ep. 646 - The Great Leap Backward
"As the nation reels from a spate of attempted mail, bombings, Democrats and the media blamed, President Trump, President Trump claims media and the stock market tumbles. So it's good times all around. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro show. A headline today that said that a man burned down his house because there are a bunch of spiders in his house and who's trying to kill them with a blow torch, and he proceeded to burn down his house. And I thought well that seems like a pretty good metaphor for American politics. We'll get to all the latest in just one second first. Let's talk about how you can best invest. I mean, I know that the stock market has really volatile right now it feels like it's up in now. But the fact is that they're still of money to be made in investing in smart fashion. And this is where Robin Hood comes in Robin Hood is an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks ETF's options and cryptos all commission free. They have a no commission fee structure. 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That's harmless, the bombs themselves are supposedly workable and functional if crude although there are other reports that suggest that the bombs lacked detonator, and so this was either a test run or a hoax or something else. Like that. We're still waiting more information. And that is the key today. Awaiting more information, it's not the end of the world to say that we need more information and this will on every side yesterday. I said there were a bunch of folks who jumped to the false flag explanation. Now, I'm not claiming they you're not allowed to speculate inside your own head is to who you think to this or that you're not allowed to wonder whether there's enough information to one side or the other. What I am saying is if you are one hundred percent sure this is a false flag. If you're one hundred percent sure you went right there. Like right away. You just want to this is probably the Democrats hosting themselves. That's not good. Okay. You shouldn't be using confirmation bias as a substitute for evidence. And this is true in so many cases in our politics. I can't even tell you. I've been saying this. For years. I mean, I remember when with Michael Brown case, Michael Brown, black guy shot by a cop and enormous swath of the left the entire left, basically said, this is a case of police racism and brutality in which man was shot in the back because he was black. And I said, well, let's wait for more evidence. And then the evidence came out, and it turns out that wasn't the story at all. Well, here if you're jumping to either this is Democrats hoping themselves, or this is Donald Trump planting bombs in the mail boxes over at CNN. Let me suggest to you that you're totally full of crap. Hey, you don't know. You'll know yet. You know, how I know you don't know yet. 'cause no one knows yet. I don't know yet. You don't know yet, the press don't know get an anybody suggesting they know who did this or why it was done or what the connection is to any particular political party is lying to you. They don't have the information yet. Now, there's some indicators that something weird is going on this this person who should be put in jail forever. And the person who is doing this has now sent one of these packages to Robert deniro, I guess and sent one to Maxine Waters. And a picture of the of one of the bombs at the C N N bureau. Appears to have a parody of an ISIS flag. Taken from me that was circulating on right wing corners of the internet since two thousand fourteen according to NBC news, the printout appears to show a parody flag there places Arabic characters with a silhouette of three women in high heels and a middle inscription. Reading get her done, which is the catchphrase of Larry the cable guy Daily Beast Lachlan Marquis. I noted that an image that appeared inside the explosive package sent to CNN's Time Warner building and address to Brennan or a striking similarity to the black and white flag of the terror group. And then they confirmed that this was in fact in ISIS flag parody. So this is leading people on the left to suggest that really what this is is a right wing hoax and people on the right to suggest this is a left-wing hoax. And again, again, you don't know. I don't know nobody knows. But here's what I do know. I don't really believe that this is a person who sits up nights thinking, President Trump is telling me to go bomb people. And I don't believe this is a person who's sitting up nights going people on the left are telling me to bomb people. I think this person is a crazy person. I think this person is a lunatic. Who wants to pursue violence? How do I know that because they're sending bombs to Robert deniro, Robert deniro this? This is not somebody who's smacks of I may I may sophisticated domestic terrorists with the serious political agenda, deeply intertwined with the workings of modern politics. And here's where it gets dangerous. I said this yesterday people who are mmediately jumping to Trump's rhetoric caused this or the media's rhetoric caused this those people are undermining the first amendment because the first amendment basic guarantee is that if I am not inciting violence in my incitement to violence. I mean, saying go bomb someone then I am not responsible for your violent actions. You know, who's responsible for the violent actions? Here. The guy who put together bombs mailed them to people. That's the guy responsible. Not President Trump not CNN not any of these folks. Just as Bernie Sanders was not responsible for Bernie Sanders supporter going in attempting to shoot up a congressional baseball game. And just as Barack Obama was not responsible for a apparent fan of Barack Obama trying to shoot up police officers in Dallas, President Trump is not responsible for this the media or not responsible for this. And I don't have to wait for the out. Oh, come to know that you know, why? Because the sort of rhetoric that President Trump's us has used as much as I dislike it as much as I have ripped it on this program for years. He has never one said go mail bombs to my political opponents and shouting lock her up is not the same thing as saying male. Hurry bomb may raise the temperature. It may be bad for our politics. It may in fact lead people to condemn each other at higher rates. We talked about that yesterday. But it is not in fact incitement to violence the center for incitement to violence is extraordinarily high Indra Merican law as well. It should be or President Trump reacted to all of this yesterday. And his first statement was we all have to unify, you know, these are trying times, but we all have to understand that violence is not appropriate. I just want to tell you that in these times we have to unify we have to come together and send one very clear strong unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind of no place in the United States of America. Okay. Well, that's. Seems about the right answer doesn't it? That's the right answer. And what he really should add at the end of. That is listen I use charged rhetoric. My opponents used charge, Frederick, maybe we all should take a step back and tone that down. But the reality is that nobody not mean, not my political opponents. Nobody has actually incentivize this kind of violence in the United States. Nobody in the United States is inciting this kind of violence in mainstream political rhetoric, which is true. Okay. If you actually want to see mainstream violence being pushed by political agitators, all you have to do is look at actual governments in Iran where they literally chant death to America and call for violence against Jews. All you have to do is look at the government of the Palestinian Authority or KamAz actual terrorist groups all you have to do is look at governments around the world repressive governments around the world that make clear they want violent stunts their political opponents, even President Trump's worse statements where he's making jokes about Greg Gianforte, which you talked about last week body slamming reporter there is an actual difference. It turns out between body slamming a reporter and bombing someone now if somebody went out and punched reporter and said, I. It because President Trump was making the sort of remark about Regine fourteen making light of that. I would say, okay, there's at least some connection they're not going to say that there's a connection between people sending mail bombs to Maxine Waters and the president of the United States saying that Maxine Waters is very low IQ individual. We say that kind of stuff about each other all the time in a free country. Maybe it's not the best thing to say. But that doesn't mean it's an incitement to violence. This kind of stuff has to stop. It really does. But the media are not stopping it and President Trump fires back in just a second. The media obviously are not lowering temperatures amazing to watch members of the media claim that violent rhetoric began with President Trump or overheated rhetoric. Non violent rhetoric overheated rhetoric began with President Trump. If it weren't for Trump. We wouldn't have anything like this really reysen rayson was sent to Senator Susan Collins two weeks ago a year and a half ago. A Bernie Sanders supporter shot or attempted to shoot thirty six congress people in nearly killed the house majority whip Donald Trump junior's wife was sent an act. Toxic substance shed to go to the hospital for it is like two and a half months ago. No, this is not all Trump. No it didn't start with Trump. This has been true in the United States for a very long time. People use charged political rhetoric that does not mean violence is. Okay. But violence has been commonplace in political circles for literally decades in the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies bombings were actually quite routine in the United States where they're not routine. Thank god. Now, we have an eye out for them as well. We should. But you pretend that every the world began spinning with President Trump is just absurd especially considering some of the rhetoric that is used on a fairly frequent basis by folks on the left about President Trump himself. So for example, today in the New York Times yesterday in the New York Times, there's an actual piece in the New York Times. It's a it's a fiction piece says five novelists imagine Trump's next chapter. If is in the New York Times, it's in their book review section, and here's what they say. They say our focus here at the book reviews on books and stories, but also on how the books being written and read reflect the world outside of books and one of the biggest stories out there, of course. The Muller investigation and the relationship between Trump and Putin. It's hard not to speculate about what might happen next that. And we thought who better than some of today's most talented spy and crime novelists one of these novelists the person Zoe sharp. Here's what Zoe shopper is in the pages of the New York Times book review K, quote, the Russian landed at Dulles after forty eight hours of traveling of necessity. He came from Moscow by securities route a long way with very specific task. There would be no return flight in the airport bars, the TV's were tuned to different news channels. But the story was the same. I the president's campaign manager, then his lawyer Republican congressman former aides family members, those who weren't invited were subpoenas house arrests had become fashionable. And then it goes on non about how this guy was basically shadowing the president of the United States. And here's where where Zoe sharp gets to the key. When it was time. He went downstairs took his place in the lobby before the entourage appeared. The hotel staff had been lined up to see their boss, the president go by a few of them applauded. Most did not the president didn't seem to notice. He waved and his desultory fashion. The secret service agents clustered around. Found him ushered him toward the armored limo idling outside at the curb the Russian waited until they refuse steps pass before he drew the gun. He cited on the center of the president's back and squeeze the trigger the Makharov misfired the secret service agents at the president shoulder heard the click spun into a crouch, he registered the scene instantly drawing his own weapon with razor edge reflexes, the Russian tasted failure, he closed his eyes and waited to pay the cost. It did not come. He opened his eyes. The secret service agent stood before him presenting his Glock. But I hear the agent said politely use mine, if this was printed in the New York Times the same day that the media decided that President Trump was the one who is pursuing violent rhetoric and was the only one pursuing violent rhetoric. He'll take a step back here. Everyone is overheated. It needs to stop a few things can be true at once one wait for all the evidence to don't blame nonviolent but overheated rhetoric for violence and three if you wanna take the temperature down you have to obey one into if you wanna take the temperature down wait for evidence and don't blame people for violent acts by. Third parties unless they are actively telling the third parties to commit violent acts you want a better country. That's we're all gonna need to do. And that means don't jump to confirmation bias as soon as humanly possible. Okay. I'm gonna get through the media's response to all of us, which is just agree GIS? And then President Trump's response to the media, basically, everyone is acting badly here. Everyone is acting as badly as can be which would become the usual state of affairs in American politics is really quite awful. But we'll get to that. In just a second. First. Let's talk about how you brush your teeth. 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He says allow me to suggest that. Flame is too narrow away to make sense of a series of attempted bombings aimed at precisely the people Trump and other Republicans spend a huge amount of time vilifying, we don't have to look for clues about whether the person responsible has Emag hat or what their party registration is. We don't have to assign direct blame beyond a reasonable doubt. What we can say is this given what Trump has Trump has done and said, this was absolutely predictable. In fact, it's wonder it took this long. So in other words, we don't need to wait for evidence. Right. This is a guy who's overtly making the case in one of the nation's premier newspapers, you don't need to wait for evidence. And if you wait for evidence, then you're doing something wrong. Instead, I'm going to jump to the conclusion I want to jump to which is that President Trump is responsible for all of this. Here's a Waldman says it's not just that Trump advocates violence against his political opponents, though, he does it's that everything about his rhetoric pushes his supporters in that direction. Even if the overwhelming majority will never quite get to the point where they'll actually commit this kind of act of terrorism. There are those of us on the right who felt that President Obama verged pretty easily. On promoting violence. Sometimes when he talked about what the police were when talked about how the police were overtly and systemically racist when he said that sort of stuff we felt like, okay? Well, you know, is that an indication that maybe violence is okay. There are folks in New York who felt that way people on the NYPD who felt that way that so much. So that when Bill de Blasio after ripping the police for months actually went to a policeman's funeral who was shot shots death. Members of the NYPD turned their back on him was build a Blasios responsible for the violence. No. He wasn't was Bronco bomber responsible for the violence. No, he wasn't. And you know, what you actually have to wait for evidence. If you're going to even make that case because that case is extraordinarily the the bar for evidence is extraordinarily high here. If you want to blame somebody for violence incitement, you actually have to have evidence, but the left doesn't care about evidence. They're not interested in evidence. And this prompted Jeff Zucker to sound off. So Jeff Zucker is the head of CNN. Let's all remember CNN has not been particularly measured in its rhetoric. With regard. To the president of the United States or regard to the right? Every conspiracy theory that has been promoted against President Trump has been actively pushed by the folks at CNN everything remnants Ventura years fulminating over supposed Russian collusion every day on the air nonstop a folks on the left they love CNN specifically because CNN has basically become a propaganda outlet in many ways for the anti-trump agenda by Jeff Zucker says that when a bomb was sent to CNN headquarters, the that's because of President Trump. So here is what Jeff Zucker said he put out a statement. He said there is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media the president, and especially the White House press secretary should understand their words matter thus far they've shown no comprehension of that. Again, I do not understand why Jeff Zucker thinks that the president of the United States is responsible for a bomb being sent to CNN headquarters. Just because the president says that he doesn't like the press or the press or the enemy of the people. I don't like that language either. I think that language is bad. But that is not language saying go Sunday bomb to the people at CNN. That's not a thing. The president of the United States in response to the media, basically jenning up outrage at him in at the right is I think not entirely inappropriate. So first of all I will say this president from his used rhetoric. I don't like at all his used rhetoric that I think is immoral with regard to the press. I think he's used rhetoric with regard his political opposition. That is immoral does. That mean again, he is inciting violence. No. And the press have used very similar rhetoric about President Trump does that mean, they are inciting violence. No, it doesn't heated rhetoric and violent rhetoric are not the same thing and to link the two means that eventually somebody's just gonna say censored. All the rhetoric because otherwise it's going to lead the violence. Here is President Trump going after the media, basically, the median President Trump can't stop clobbering each other. And I think there's some truth on both sides, and there's a lot of faults in on both sides. Here's the president saying stop with the media scares the media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stores have to do. No, I agree with the president that the media to a horrible job of covering the news and in response to President Trump. They promote even more falsehood and more fakery and more divisive politics. This is what they do. But is there any question that President Trump is trolling them? Of course, not because President Trump has used similar rhetoric about media, basically, this is to folks slapping each other in Napoleon dynamite style in the face. And then blame each other. When a guy down the street decides he's gonna go bomb the local school, not the same thing. She tweeted out President Trump. Estimations to come together and send one very clear strong unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind of no place in the USA yet. You chose to divide an attack America should unite against all political violence. Hey that is correct. That is correct. And I don't understand why President Trump is getting bashed for saying the right thing at that at that rally or at the at the White House, and then he is getting bashed on the other side when he when he goes after the media anyway in any case CNN demonstrating full-scale. That they are going to go with this narrative. Right. They never went with this narrative. With regard to Bernie Sanders. They never went with this narrative with regard to the the attempted attacks on Susan Collins, but they are going to go full-scale with these attacks on President Trump. So here's C N N's, Gloria borger saying, you know, Trump's targets is it a coincidence. President Trump attacked a bunch of people, and then those people get MIM bomb mail-bombs, you know, what we do in politics. We attacked people on the other side and their and their ideas. I tell people on the other side all the time does that mean, I'm calling for a bombing of their house. Of course, not and people who attacked me online or not calling for bombing of my house. That's not a thing. But here's Gloria borger blaming Trump. You know, these are names as you point out the come up all the time in his rallies. I mean, he's not particularly kind to Barack Obama either. So I think it would have behooved him to be a little bit more complete in about this. So now, we are going to conflict we're going to conflict President Trump ripping Barack Obama with President Trump calling for violence against Barack Obama. If that's the case then CNN calls for violence against Donald Trump every single day because CNN spends its days, ripping on President Trump. Now, we are conflicting criticism of political figures with a call for violence against those political figures. It's just this is bad stuff. You can you can condemn rhetoric you don't like without blaming it for violence, and yet as we'll see folks in the media and folks on the democratic side of the aisle are more than happy to you know, they like to use the word weaponized to weaponize politics in particular in this fashion in order to try and push for a ban, basically on their opposition. We'll talk about all of that in just one second. But first, let's talk about emergency. So emergencies are usually called emergencies because they strike without warning. Because you don't know anything about them in advance. And that's why you should prep now. 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When I spoke at Berkeley, their people outside chanting speech violence, that's basically, the chant that's happening and CNN headquarters here, but it's completely hypocritical, by the way, also because what the left and what the folks at CNN really mean is that speech is only violent if it is coming from the right? Here's an example. So Don lemon rips into Trump. He says President Trump is blaming members of the media, and he's being mean, and he's being cruel. That's not nice. He's blaming members of the media or really the victims in all of this. Well, let's be real. They're the victims of the bomber. But they are not necessarily the victims of President Trump. The media can stand on their own feet, and they are fully capable of fighting back against the president as they have been for the last three years here is Don lemon saying president from blame. The victim never to blame the victim tonight. He for him to sit there and blame us we're the victims here and only us is disgusting. And he says, you know, were the victims here, we're the victims here again CNN worthy victims, but not of President Trump not when it comes to this. This. Okay. President Trump was saying that the overheated rhetoric on part of the media are contributing to a bad environment in the United States. And the response of the folks in the media is let's overheat, the rhetoric even more and I'm sorry. But this is this is overdone. Okay. The Chris Cuomo on lemon on CNN hugging. Each other outside of CNN, you know in the middle of a segment here. Here's them doing this do better take the grace and take the opportunity to be better. I love you better. Thank you. Thank you very much. Be careful. You know, all all these folks who are acting as though there is some sort of existential threat to the media in the United States. I'm sorry. No. I'm sorry. No. There isn't okay. This bad incident. There's no question. It's a bad incident. The reason I have a little bit of lack of sympathy for this. We we almost died here routine is because this thing was stopped in the mail room with no detonator on an apparently, my Jewish high school used to be evacuated. Three times a year for bomb threats minimum three times a year. And you know, what it wasn't people hugging and kissing outside because there are crazy people out there. There are crazy people out there. But the way that CNN is treating this is that it's not crazy people. It's perfectly sane people who are being directed by the president of the United States to tack them. They're an institution under assault by the presidency who's calling for violence on behalf of his of his political friends. No, no. And you don't get to do this. I'm sorry. Don, lemon does not get to do this routine where the media are the victims at the same time that he is out there claiming that antiga is wonderful. This is just a. A couple of months ago. This just a couple of months ago. Don, lemon claiming that antifa. Actual violent terror group in the United States is totally fine. No, one can dones violence, but there were different reasons for tika and for these Neo Nazis to be there. One racist fascist the other group fighting racist. Fashions they're not that bad. I mean, they're just fighting racist fascist antiga. It's it's just again. Everyone is garbage. Okay. To moral of today show. Everyone is garbage including Chris Matt everything say there any evidence gap in the morning come out of the show Ryan in here. Get an Israeli jet rather round. I'll create lot. And then just talk about whatever pops in my brain. Thank God lane. Get me coffee says get your own coffee. Chris. I'd say, okay, fine. Then I come in without any convicts delays. He got got mission. Go Chris Matthews. Go the say there is no connection between what Trump has said about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Eric Holder, John Brennan and CNN and the thinking of the person who sent those pipebombs is full hearty. How do you know that you don't know that he doesn't know that because? He doesn't know things. And yet everybody assumes the worst on behalf of everybody else. And instead of saying there's a difference between heated political rhetoric and violent political rhetoric. We just jump in with both. The Democrats are even worse than the media on this because the Democrats are absolutely hypocritical. Absurd. So Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer put out a statement on this on on these attempted bombings. And here is what they said is Emily's and ATI reporting over at daily wire, she says Senate minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and house minority leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out at President Donald Trump in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the pair jointly condemned the statement from the president issued earlier in the day expressing his concerns over a series of suspected explosive devices sent to prominent Democrats they say, we listened with great interest to the president's remarks this afternoon, we all take an oath to support and defend the constitution and protect the American people. And that is our first responsibility. However, President Trump's words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that can own acts of violence time. And again, the president has condoned physical violence and divided Americans. With his words in. Nations expressing support for the congressman who body slammed reporter the Neo Nazis who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, his supporters at rallies who get violent with protesters dictators around the world who murdered their own citizens and referring to the free press as the enemy of the people. Now, I think president from a lotta bad stuff. Have I been on clear about this? But you're actually going to blame him for this bombing spate, this this is what you're going to do. Now is seemed from member somebody named Nancy Pelosi just about a year and a half ago who was asked about Steve Scalise nearly being shot to death. He almost died. Okay. He was in critical condition. He almost died. It's a miracle that he lived. Here's Nancy Pelosi saying, how dare you blame us or Bernie Sanders for heated rhetoric that could have been connected with the guy going onto a baseball field and shouting as he gunned down members of congress about healthcare. That's really what he's doing. He was standing there screaming about healthcare while he tried to murder members of congress. Here's Nancy Pelosi's response at the time. She was right, then she's not right now. What's the difference? Now, she gets to target right wingers healthier. They say such a thing. How dare they? So this sick individual does something despicable, and it was horrible. What he did? Hateful. But for them to all the sudden, BI sanctimonious, and if they don't never seen such a thing before it's just it's it's just amazing. So she's reverse. I wonder what changed oh, what changed is who is going to get blamed. That's what changed. So there is no such thing as a sword that cuts both ways, oh, we have in the United States at this point are a bunch of hatchets right blunt on one end directed toward you and sharp on the other end directed toward your opponent. We don't recognize that what we're actually holding his sword. And if you use it on your opponent, it can easily be turned back on you every sword has two edges, but according to the left, it's just a hatchet. And you can bury it in between the shoulder blades of your political opponents, Hillary Clinton does the same thing. So we former first lady Senator presidential candidate. She says listen as an American. I'm worried about the level of rhetoric. Say well as a person, I'm great as an American. I'm worried I worry about the direction of our country. I worry about what kind of world will be waiting for them when they're. Teenagers and young adults and beyond. Okay. And it wasn't just Hillary Clinton saying this her top aide Philippe Raines, who is really one of the most vicious people in American politics. He was on MSNBC, and he explicitly just blame President Trump's rhetoric for all of this. This is someone who has weaponized Trump's Twitter feed and made it into a hitlist. He is addicted to their response, and they are respond. They are addicted to his vitriol. Okay. So next time somebody who's a big Hillary Clinton fan decides to go and shoot up an office or invade a Fox News studio, then I guess we can blame Hillary Clinton because after all I recall when a minute ago one minute ago, Hillary Clinton was saying you cannot be civil with the other side his legitimately. What's the day today? Today is the twenty-fifth. Okay. So legitimately twenty fourteen days ago, fifteen days ago, Hillary Clinton said this you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy. What you stand for what you care about. That's why I believe if we are fortunate enough to win back the house and the Senate that's when civility can start again. But until then the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength. Hey, everybody is completely full of crap. Everyone is completely full of crap. We'll get to be fullness of the crap in just one second. But first, let's talk about your ancestry. 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Check it out right now twenty three and me dot com slash appear. Go check it out. Okay. So again, everyone is full of crap including Andrew Cuomo and build Blasios both of them came out. And they said, listen, we have to turn down the temperature in this country, and it has to start at the top. Weird. I remember when Bill de Blasio was saying the police officers were shooting black for no reason. And I remember when Andrew Cuomo the governor of New York said that everyone who disagrees with them on politics should get out of the state. That is not an exaggeration. He said that there is no place in the state of New York for you. If you don't believe in same sex marriage and his views on social issues, but don't worry. It's just it. It's the rhetoric on the other side. That's a problem. Let me explain if you are sitting around today and are going to always the rhetoric on the other side that's problem by a freaking mirror by a freaking mirror. Hey, everybody has a role in Tampa down some of the rhetoric here everybody does. And that also means that blaming the other side and suggesting that the other side is responsible for violence is leading to a worse country. It's so funny everybody thinks they're fighting violence when they suggest the other side is responsible for violence when they just use mainstream political rhetoric, you're actually increasing the chances of violence when you do that because you are a heating everything up. You're suggesting the other side is so evil that the very utterance of their ideas is likely to lead to. Chaos and destruction. That is that's an un-american perspective to un-american. Bernie Sanders can say whatever the hell he wants no matter how wrong he is a must. He's actively saying go shoot people on a congressional baseball field that is not his fault and Donald Trump can say whatever he wants. And you don't have to like it or whatever Donald Trump says he has the right to say that's a long as he is not saying go beat up somebody right now go bomb someplace right now, we'll get to more of this in just one second. Plus a couple of other crazy stories that are worth noting. But you're gonna have to subscribe ninety nine a month. Get you the rest of this show that gets you the rest of the Andrew klavan show. Live the rest of the Michael Knowles show live. It gets you access to our Sunday specials this week we have on Scott Adams, which was fun. Also next week. We have a big name guest, and that one's especially funds. You're gonna want to check that out as well. And when you spend ninety nine dollars a year, you got all of those wondrous things plus this leftist, here's hot or cold tumble. Also, you get access to a male bed. 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By the way, there's a lot more connection politically between a guy who was an actual democratic staffer dachshund Republican members of congress like two weeks ago, then there is relation between this person and Donald Trump or this person and CNN enough is enough folks, really really let's stop making the country worst place. I don't feel like this is preachy because I think this is just common sense. And I think most of the people listening understand that them gross. Okay. In other news NBC news is actively hyping this Megan Kelly, black face thing. And it's really stupid. It's really stupid. So speaking of stupidity and politics, so Megan Kelly, we talked about this a length yesterday. Megan Kelly said on a show that she doesn't really understand why this woman who is in the real housewives of whatever. Why this woman was in trouble for dressing up his Diana Ross at a party because when she was a kid people used to darken their skin for Halloween costumes, and it wasn't a big deal and bunch of folks at well black-faced has long an inglorious history in the United States. That's insensitive said, you know, what I learned something today. That's insensitive. I was wrong that seems like that should be an end of the story. Does anyone really believe? Megan Kelly is a brutal vicious racist than actually believe that. Of course, nobody believes that nobody actually believes that Megan Kelly thinks black people are inferior genetically that. Black. People are worse by people are morally culpable at a higher level than white people or any of that. No one actually believes that but NBC and this just shows you that capitalism when used by bad people, you know, is not great. Okay. NBC wants to get rid of Megan Kelly. They wanna get rid of Megan Kelly because they tried to push Kelly into a box that is not properly fitted for Megan Kelly. Megan Kelly is an excellent interviewer. She's an excellent questioner. She's a former lawyer and prosecutor that is where her role is best. They tried to fit her into the Katie Couric fluff fluff morning news routine. And that didn't work for them. And so the ratings were not good. And so they had signed her to an inordinate amount of money. And now they're trying to push her out the door. How are they doing that by act by actively stoking racial resentment in the United States mean is ugly stuff? NBC news is now saying they're going to air taped episodes of Megan's show this week, and they're going to seek to terminate her contract based on her saying that she didn't understand what the big deal was about somebody darkening their face for a Halloween costume. Now. Does anyone really believe that the NBC brass is really upset about that? Or their boycott is on its way or that this was actually vicious brutal KKK style racism. They went actually think that no, of course, not this is just the NBC news trying to stoke racial resentment for purposes of being able to fire somebody or the the head of NBC news, Andy lack he openly lit into Kelly after she apologized ship holidays, and then lack said while there's no other way to put this. But I condemn those remarks. There's no place on our air or in this workplace for them, very unfortunate. And then Lester Holt covered her comments on NBC nightly news. NBC decided to eat their own by going after Megan Kelly. It's amazing. How convenient that is right? No, one on CNN criticizes CNN, nobody on NBC news criticizes NBC news, unless they are preparing to chop somebody up and throw them in the woods Chipper. And that's basically what NBC is doing here. I wonder why nobody trusts the media. I mean, this it really is a great media story of just how corrupt the media are. There's no question that NBC is just attempting to flame the stoke the flames here in order. So that they can make a move on Megan Kelly that they wouldn't otherwise be able to make contractually so well done over at NBC making the country at worst place. He can save some money on a host that you yourselves boxed in the wrong way. Speaking of bad stories, so President Trump apparently has been exposing national security secrets supposedly to outside prying eyes. Now before you say anything folks on the right before all my conservative friends, say Hillary Clinton emails yoga, I know it was bad. We chanted lock her up, right? I when I say, we not NAMI, but there are a lot of people who said that she should have been locked up. Now, I said that you should have been tried that she committed a criminal act. According to the evidence that I saw with that said that was bad. You know, what else is bad when President Trump doesn't what aboutism is strong in our country right now, here's the story from the New York Times when president from calls old friends on one of his iphones to gossip gripe or solicit their latest take on how he's doing. American intelligence reports indicate Chinese spies are often listening and put into use invaluable insights into how to best work the president's and affected ministration policy. Current and former American officials said Mr. Trump's aides have repeatedly warned him cell phone calls or not secure. They've told him Russian spies routinely eavesdropping on the calls, but aides say that the president who's been pressured into using his secure White House, landline more often these days has still refused to give up his iphones. White house. Officials say they can only hope he refrained from discussing classified information when he is on them, the president should not be doing this. Now, the president has denied the accounts. The president says that he has not done any of. This that, you know, this is all fake news again, it's all fake news. Maybe it's fake news. And maybe it's not if it's not Mr President, please stop doing this. Okay. Like, really, it's not good. And if we really believe that it's bad to expose America's national security secrets to prying eyes than we probably shouldn't be doing it on our side, either in other news. The stock market has taken a massive hit this month. It is now at a full walls for the year remember in October. So that means that all the gains of the last ten months were basically erased over the course of October. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped six hundred and eight points at twenty four thousand five hundred eighty three and a race to all of its gains for twenty eighteen the S and P five hundred dropped three point one percent to two thousand six hundred fifty six and turn negative for the year. Why while the earnings are down. So a lot of the tech earnings are down. And also there are a lot of fears about the idea that the economy was overheated in advance of the of the tariffs that President Trump has put in place against China. So people basically stocked up on products before the tariffs were set to hit. And that means that there are a lot of. Forecast that the economy is actually not going to grow as much next court. We have yet to see whether that is the case also the housing numbers are down. There's a lot of uncertainty heading into the end of the year, according to JJ Callahan, chief market strategist at t- TD Ameritrade and just it feels like people feel more comfortable spending short term rather than long term. Now, it is quite possible. Some of this has to do with the midterm elections. The feeling the Democrats could get into power, and then start stymying every possibility of deregulation that they could be looking to raise taxes again that could look to cut a deal with President Trump to raise deficits and to blow out the spending that's going to have some impact on the market as well. That's why it's imperative that if you like if you like your economy if you wanna keep your enemy if you like conham, you can keep your economy. But only if you keep electing the people who brought you that economy, namely, the Republicans in congress even more so than the president the Republicans in congress were responsible for President Obama not getting through his worst his worst legislative proposals. And they have been effectuation President Trump's economic. Policy for the last couple of years as well. Now, what are the chances that the Republicans retained the house? Well, they've been moving in the wrong direction in house. There's according to five thirty eight five and six chance that Democrats win control of the house. The Senate, however is a little bit different. So therefore casting that the Senate is going to be held by the Republicans in all likelihood, and they say that right now, the the Senate is about seventy five percent likely that the Senate is is I yet five and six chance Republicans control of the Senate, and they may gain up to two seats to three or four seats. They say that there is a seventeen point eight percent chance that everything remained solid. There is basically well within the bell curve that Republicans pick up anywhere from three three to four seats to four seats. So that seems the most likely outcome at this point, you know, all of that has lead people on the right suggest that maybe this latest bomb scare is some sort of democratic attempts to gin up votary. Age just before the election. But again in the absence of evidence, I am not going to go there. And I don't think anybody else should go there either. We should not be moving based on again, you know, evidence Lewis allegations at this point. I'm perfectly fine with waiting another twenty four hours to find out what the hell is going on. And I think everybody else should be too. If we want to have a stronger and better country. Okay. Well, let's do some things I like, and then some things I hate so things that I like I think that everybody likes cartoons. That's what I think I think America can unify around liking cartoons our country used to be a lot more literate with regard to classical music, particularly my kids know, some classical music specifically because they have watched some of the old timey cartoons. Now. A lot of people look at these cartoons. Like those cartoons are violent those cartoons are violent. If you really again, connecting speech violence, if you really think watching Tom and Jerry clobber each other is what leads to people raping people or shooting people. You're out of your mind. My kids watch these cartoons and. What they don't do slam the piano on each other's hands. Okay. Here is this cartoon actually won an Oscar. It's called the cat concerto. And what you're going to here is Tom TOMS, the cat Jerry's. The mouse Tom is going to be playing Hungary and rhapsody number two by list. Here's a little bit of this cartoon, which is just hilarious. So this is great this cartoon of his era that used classical music there bunch of Bugs Bunny cartoons that use classical music, particularly the barber of Seville. There's a very famous one. There is a there's a very famous one of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd doing a Wagner opera, which is pretty great. There's one of Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski the famous conductor. It used to be the people actually cultured. You know, this is one of the great lies that was told in the nineteen fifties about the United States is that America was howling out. Our soul was gone. We were a bunch of consumers. The fact is more Americans attended classical concerts during nineteen fifty four. Then attended baseball games. Americans were going to Americans were were actually they're actually seeking to educate themselves in new and interesting ways. And the availability of new means of listening to music like this one of the reasons for that so worth checking out, and yes, you can show it to your small children, and they won't hit each other with pianolas. It's okay. Okay. Time for a thing that I hate. Left loved science when I say they love science. I mean, they really don't like science very much what they like to do is speculate about science, and then use the weakest possible scientific findings in order to push the idea that public policy should be shifted in their direction. The latest example is incredibly stupid. Okay. Latest example is from vox dot com. The great explaining website that explains nothing the pieces by Dylan Matthews and bird Pinkerton. Dylan Matthews is just awful. And here's what they write. How are drinking water could help prevent suicide? Some researchers think putting lithium in our water could save lives. It's they actually want to lace the water. You get from the tap. With lithium in actual psychiatric drug here is what he writes lithium is a potent psychiatric drug one of the primary prescribe medications for bipolar disorder. But it's also an element that occurs naturally. All over the earth's crust, including in bodies of water that means small quantities of lithium wind up in the tap water. You consume every day? Just how much is in the water varies quite a bit from place to place. Naturally that made researchers curious are places with more lithium in the water, healthier mentally. Well, there's a study in two thousand fourteen reviewing other studies they found four or five studies reviewed found the places with higher levels of trace lithium had lower suicide rates. Well, this would fall under the category of correlation. Does not equal causation buried deep down in the articles this news the size of the numbers that are being claimed should make you skeptical there. They're huge arguably implausibly huge effects the open philanthropy project, which had previously been quite interested in new research on lithium states on its website that the study makes substantially less optimistic two thousand seventeen study that traceless him really helps guard against suicide just this year. A study using healthcare claims data in the US found greater amounts of trace lithium in the water didn't predict lower diagnoses of bipolar disorder or dementia. So why hasn't it been tried because there's no science that suggests that it really works. Also, if you really wanna make Americans paranoid really start lacing their water. Good idea. Good idea. Guys. You wanna make Americans paranoid start lacing the water not with fluoride, which the crazies already think is controlling your brain start lacing it with actual psychiatric drugs to pacify the population. Good luck with that. See how that goes in America guy? Well, I mean, I guess we're all crazy enough that we don't actually have to. We'll have to wait for the lithium moral much at this point. So we'll be back here tomorrow, we'll break down more than ninety s and we'll do the mail. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro show. The Ben Shapiro show is produced by send ya Villarreal executive producer, Jeremy boring senior producer Jonathan hey are supervising producers Mathis Glover, and our technical producer is Austin Stevens. Ended by Alexandra audio is mixed by Mike Kerr Meena Herron makeup is by just while VERA. 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Ep. 242 - The Case For The Death Penalty
"Anti semitic bigot murdered eleven and injured. Six Jews worshipping at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. The media are blaming Donald Trump to shoot or hates Donald Trump. And Donald Trump wants to kill the shooter. We will analyze the case for the death penalty. Then Barack Obama reminds us why we forgot about him. Hillary Clinton gets ready for twenty twenty and the Simpsons kill Abu if I hadn't stopped watching the Simpsons twenty years ago. I would totally stop watching them now on Michael Knowles. And this is the Michael null show. So much to get to today. A lot of horrible news, maybe some silver lining, if you can think about some of the Justice that maybe we'll be able to get out of this. But really really tough news cycle. So before we delve into all of it. Let's make a little bit of money. Honey. Let's welcome to my boudoir. You are in my boots war right now. Because I am on the road. I'm in Huntsville, Alabama will be speaking tonight at the university there. 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And they've got a lot of other great free gifts on the website. Text co Fe C O V F E F E to forty seven forty seven forty seven. That is the only way to get this free pillow. You've got to text. Do it right now pullover? I don't care where you are. Text FICO V E f e two forty seven forty seven forty seven that is C O the to forty seven forty seven forty seven. Okay. Let's jump right into this news cycle. There was this horrific shooting over the weekend. This was the largest scale attack on Jews in American history. Apparently there were eleven people. Killed six people wounded, it was at the synagogue in Pittsburgh and the guy was he's not a lunatic. I mean, he's got to be a little bit looney to do anything like this. But this guy is an out and out anti semitic bigot. He's written about this. He's posted all over social media about this right now, the website gab GAB, which is the non censoring Twitter is under fire because they don't censor people. So this guy was on it. And that's what happens when you don't censor people bad guys, you know. You know, say their point of view that doesn't mean that when you don't censor people. People will go out and commit crimes. It also doesn't mean that when you censor people people won't commit crimes, obviously, the two are not related to speech in the act or categorically different, but gab is under fire for this. I mean, this guy had a plan. This guy had a perverse ideology, he went out, and he did it. So what are the media doing their immediately blaming Donald Trump? They've been blaming Trump and Republicans now for a couple of weeks because there was that wacko down in Florida who was mailing the pipebombs. And so now, they're blaming Trump for this guy to it is worth pointing out this guy, apparently despised Donald Trump. He didn't vote for Donald Trump. He posted on social media use that I've never voted for Donald Trump. I've never owned a maga- hat. I have never touched a maga- hat. I don't like him because Trump likes juice too, much apparently. And this is another aspect of the story that's been lost by the media. Which is that this administration is the most pro Jewish administration probably in American. History. Apparently that was part of this guy's gripe with him is that Donald Trump first of all Donald Trump's daughter, converted to Judaism, Donald Trump's son-in-law is Jewish. He put his son in law and daughter in law and George apparently of Middle Eastern policy or trying to resolve the Israel Palestine conflict. He obviously followed through on a long-standing promise of American presidents that no one had ever followed through on Donald Trump move, the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which is the capital of Israel. They built a train station for the guy in Jerusalem. There's a Donald Trump train station. So I think the media turning this and trying to say that somehow the Republican party conservatives or Donald Trump or anti semitic. That is insane. However, the reason that they can get away with it is that this shooter was anti-immigrant is they're saying he's anti immigrant and conservatives want to limit some immigrants conservatives want to limit immigration, all Americans virtually all Americans want to stop. Legal immigration because it's obviously against our laws and a violation of the country. So see he's anti immigrant. They they don't want illegal immigration. See they're the same. It's really cynical, and it's really gross. But that's how they get away with it. Because there is that aspect to this guy's ideology, such as it was really is just bigotry and racial hatred. But President Trump I thought responded pretty well to this. And he's getting a lot of pushback, even though I thought the response was exactly great, which is that we need to zap this guy. This guy needs to be executed by the state as the carriage of Justice through capital punishment. Here's Donald Trump. One thing we should do is we should stiffen up our laws in terms of the death penalty when people do this. They should get the death penalty. And they shouldn't have to wait years and years. Now, the lawyers will get involved anybody that doesn't thing. Like this to innocent people veteran temple or church. We had the so many incidents with churches. They should really suffer the ultimate price. They should pay the ultimate rice. I felt that way for a long time. Absolutely, right. This is absolutely right. And it's shocking to me that people on the left and the right or disagreeing with the case for the death penalty has never been stronger. And yet I hear even hear conservatives say I posed the death penalty. I was on a panel at politic on Charlie Kirk was sitting next to me. I like Charlie a lot. But he he says I oppose the death penalty because I'm pro-life. And I just don't think this argument is very strong the case for the death penalty has never been stronger, especially now that we have technological advances that can exonerate people who have been wrongly accused, especially that we have technological advantage that can put a perpetrators and convict. We can place them at the scene of the crime. We can know that they were there with relative certainty that cases never been stronger, but our culture right now is so confused, and we don't have a vocabulary to talk about moral issues. So we say, you know, pro-life, that's the slogan. But of course, this is not a precise way of talking about things. It's the same with torture. You. You know, I think people here death penalty, and because we have feelings I culture, they say, oh death is bad. So I'm against death. So Nanno death death is bad because it doesn't sound doesn't feel good. Same with torches. I'm against torture. As though this is some morally clear position to hold. But that isn't the case, you know, just just to use the example of torture. The reason that we don't torture enemy soldiers is well, it's because we've all agreed to something called the Geneva conventions. But the purpose of that the reason that we don't torture enemy soldiers is to protect civilians in times of war. That's why we don't torture enemy soldiers is we say, look if you won't attack civilians if you won't target civilians in times of war. We will give you certain protections certain pleasantries, you know, you won't be tortured. You won't be detained in this way. You'll you'll have this this aspect of Justice. Okay, fine. So some people want to extend that and say that we shouldn't torture terrorists. But that of course, undermines the. The entire case for the Geneva conventions that undermines the entire case for not torturing soldiers because terrorists by definition, targets civilians to advance their political agenda. So if we start extending Geneva Convention protections to terrorists, we undermine the whole purpose of the Geneva Convention, we undermine the whole purpose of saying, if you don't target civilians, we won't do certain things to you. We'll give you certain pleasantries. If we start offering that to everybody, then there is no incentive and more civilians are going to die and more civilians are going to get hurt. It's the same thing with the death penalty. He's right now, we always focus when you talk about criminal Justice criminal Justice reform, we talk about rehabilitating criminals. So that's the purpose. You know, they go to jail they go to prison to be rehabilitated. And that's true. There is a rehabilitative purpose of punishment and of the Justice system. But that's not the only purpose. That's not the only aspect of Justice. There are at least two others in probably three. There's a. Retribution? There's retributive Justice punishing people because they did the crime. There's rehabilitation there's deterrence you can try to deter further crimes, and then there's defending society from the criminals who have committed these acts, Adam Smith, great economist and great moral philosopher said mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent when we're talking about states in criminal Justice systems. So you'll hear I was at a school the other night, August Stanford University in South Dakota. And someone said you shouldn't you oppose the death penalty? It's more expensive to pursue the death penalty than to pursue life in prison and say, okay, who cares? Who cares? So it's I mean, and he's right by the way between one thousand nine hundred nine and nine hundred ninety seven the cost of pursuing the death penalty against somebody was about a quarter of a million dollars from the beginning of the trial to zapping him. It was about a quarter of a million dollars between one thousand nine hundred and two thousand four that. Number jumped to six hundred twenty six hundred twenty one thousand dollars as the median. So that is a huge increase. It's more than doubled. Okay. Fine drop in the bucket doesn't really matter. Also, we don't execute that many people which is part of the problem of this debate. So the so far this year. I think the in various states we've executed eighteen people seven more are set to be executed this year. It looks likely that only six more will be executed. So you're looking at twenty four or two per month. The majority of death sentences are not carried out in the United States since nineteen Seventy-three sixteen percent of people who have been sentenced to death have actually been executed. So eighty four percent have not been executed and of the people who remain on death row. They've not been pardoned. They've not been had their convictions overturned, they've not had this or that. Or the other thing a full seventy five percent of them or have not been executed only. Twenty five percent who remain on death row have been executed. So there is an aspect of this which. Might be cruel and unusual punishment. But it's not the death penalty. That's another argument that people try to make they say, it's cruel and unusual. Absolutely. Not. It's been carried out by every government for all of human history everywhere at the time of the ratification of the constitution when we were talking about cruel unusual punishment everywhere had the death penalty, it was virtually the definition of a felony. Now. Life in prison might be cruel and unusual. It might be cruel unusual to sentence someone to death. And then have them waiting for thirty years languishing. They've already made peace with dying, but there's a little glimpse of hope or this or I mean that might be maddening that might be grown unusual. I can totally understand getting rid of that. But we shouldn't. We shouldn't speak in a confused way about the death penalty. There are many good purposes for it. So we know it does deter crime, by the way there have been studies about this since nineteen sixty eight general deterrence theory, but then studies in the nineteen seventies. Even recent studies that show that the death penalty deters crime and in places where it's shown not to deter crime very much of one likely cause of that is that the death penalty isn't actually carried out. So it's deterrent effect isn't very strong. But we know in places where the death penalty is carried out quickly where it's carried out swiftly that the deterrent effect is significantly stronger. So it does have that as a as a defensive society, obviously by definition, it defends society because you're taking the criminal, and you're setting up a meeting with his maker only God can judge, but we can arrange the meeting, and then finally there is retribution there is you know, when when the terrorists killed three thousand Americans on September eleventh two thousand and one President Bush sat in the Oval Office. He spoke to the American people. And he said these attacks Phyllis with horror with great sadness, and with a quiet unyielding anger that unyielding anger might be expressed in a couple of ways that might be expressed because we just want a little revenge fine. But that's not what retribution retributive punishment. Does. We also are angered because of the in Justice of that. And what retribution and retributive punishment? Does is not gets revenge. But it corrects the error of the miscarriage of Justice. 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You know to look at those people who were slain in Pittsburgh worshiping because a bigot because of a wicked evil bigot came in there and slaughter them in cold blood in the house of God. While they were praying. One feels a quiet unyielding anger in one feels in need to in any way. Restore a balance of Justice. We also want to protect society. We also want to deter. Further acts, and I hope that this guy can get rehabilitated. Well, he's waiting to hang because it will be very good for his soul. I don't care that much on much more interested in the other aspects of Justice on this, but he should hang and it should be swift. And if we're going to have criminal Justice reform, the first thing we should reform is reinstituting that Justice because our current death penalty regime is not particularly just obviously the media or blaming Donald Trump. This has been going on for a long time. Those those pipebombs sent by the worst bomber ever this looney toon extra per from Florida. The media were referring to those bombs as Trump targets bombs. So they say, oh, yes. Bombs were sent to Trump targets as though, you know, Donald Trump with their mailing the packages themselves. This creates a big issue. I mean, look they're even doing it with this guy who shot oldest people in the synagogue, and they're saying they're trying to connect him in some way to Trump even though he hated Trump in front page him and wants to kill him. We should not do this in our political rhetoric. It's a really bad idea. And I'll point out Donald Trump is pretty reckless sometimes in the way, he speaks. He actually hasn't really been reckless on this. And he explains it when the left has committed lunatic fringe acts of violence, the right has not really exploited it here. He is explaining the difference. What a Bernie Sanders supporter dried you murder. Congressional Republicans and severely wounded a great man name, Steve Scalise and others. We did not use that. Hey, this attempt at mass murder for political gain because that would have been on. It would have been the wrong thing to do. That's right. That would have been the wrong thing to do. It's the right thing to do to remind them that you did the right thing because you won't get credit for doing the right thing. Unless you tell them that you did the right thing, which is a little boastful and might seem like the wrong thing. But it is the right thing, I assure you. But this is absolutely right. You don't want to take these fringy lunatic examples and try to pretend that they're Representative of the whole group that is what the left does. And so you'll we've been talking about left wing violence all over this country. But we're not talking about the congressional baseball game guy. We're talking about the mobs of people who have gone out into the street threatened. Conservatives harassed them assaulted them go onto their homes where their children sleep and further. We weren't even really talking about that too much. We'd we didn't talk about antifa, a whole lot until the elected democrat leaders encouraged all of it and not just one of them. Not even just Maxine Waters, but waters holder Booker, Hillary Clinton all of them. They're trying to take. They're trying to wait one radical fringe guy who did an evil thing. And not talk about it as evil per se, which it is. But try to pain to a conservatives or a right wing Republicans that way. Whereas on the left, it is the mainstream that they have to answer for this is also one of the truly off last Bex of identity politics, which is that in the United States after the nineteen sixties nineteen seventies. There really wasn't a much of a white racial consciousness in American politics. It had really been wiped away the US had gone a long way over the course of about one hundred years eighteen sixty to nineteen seventies to wipe away the sins of slavery, and the du jour inequalities and discriminations that were wrought by those systems, and there wasn't really a white racial consciousness. And there were there were some fringe writers who actually called for one. They said we need a white racial consciousness and people said, no absolutely not we reject identity politics, but then the left has forced a white racial identity, which is which is unfortunate because by embracing identity. Politics as their means of ascent as their means of consolidating political power on the left. They have forced a white racial identity. It only only makes sense if you're going to try to say that we have what is it a coalition of the ascendant? You've got all of these people in your explicitly appealing to their skin color or to their ethnic heritage or whatever. And you're uniting them by saying that there's a common enemy in what? Now, we jokingly refer to as the straight white male two straight white sister, gender male, the straight white, which is an absurd term that. I try not to use this straight white male who thinks that he's a male or whatever if that is the personification of evil, then you're going to create an identity around those groups, you you've done it. The left has done it. We didn't do it. We didn't paint. This guy is the worst guy on earth or that color or this woman, or this gender, whatever we didn't paint that as the personification of evil, but the left in order to assemble their identity politics coalition had to do that. And. As a result, you see a white racial consciousness or remain male sexual consciousness. I don't know. It's pretty stupid. It isn't good. When the left does. It isn't good when the right doesn't but the left is going to make it inevitable. The left is going to force this to be inevitable, and that is a really ugly and blame lies there. So if we're going to stop identity politics, which I strongly encourage everybody's got to do it, otherwise, otherwise, it's simply going to grow. It is only going to fester. It's only going to get worse and it is zero sum game. It is truly gutter politics, and they're going to keep it up. I mean, you know, talk about the Bernie, bro guy. We're not talking about the were Bernie, bro as the main. We've got one shot up. The congressional baseball game. We're not talking about that is the mainstream of the Democratic Party. But the New York Times is in the New York Times just last week published assassination porn published this novel. Alleged novelist. I've never read any of her works. Obviously Zoe sharp who wrote a whole piece fantasizing about the secret service, assassinating Donald Trump. That wasn't published on gab that wasn't published on some fringe social media wacky board that was published in the New York Times, and that is a huge distinction. There isn't a moral equivalency here. And you've got to be able to do it it requires moral clarity. I know that it is insane to suggest that Donald Trump playboy for thirty years, you know, tabloid legend somehow has some moral clarity here. But he does when you see an active like the shooting of that synagogue. You've got to kill that guy by the arm of the state because of Justice Justice demands, many kinds of Justice demand that when you see these heinous identity, politics and ideologies that come from that you've got to call it out for what it is. And you've got to reject it. You've got to reject it full-throatedly wholeheartedly not just for one guy. Why not just for one group? But for everybody, you know, in speaking of the fringes versus the mainstream Barack Obama he's out on the campaign trail again. And he is perfectly identifying this distinction because he is out there calling Donald Trump a shameless liar. He is. When I'm talking to Michelle. Sometimes I'm like on demand that you see all the dishes, and she's all like. But that's like the first time you've done that in the week. What's what did you do wrong? And I said well. We all do that to some degree. Right. I mean, it's human nature. But we have not seen before. Cool. A recent public life. At least is politicians just blatantly repeatedly. Baldly seamlessly. Making stuff up. Calling up now. Calling doctors that you can't keep doctors that you can keep calling terrorist attacks in our consulate in Benghazi a spontaneous response to a YouTube. Wait a minute. No. We have seen all of that. From you from you, you shameless cynical leftist hack shoe Kogyo machine. Oily every time he opens his mouth, Donald Trump gets ten thousand votes. That's how it works. I can't wait. I hope the NRC the NRA see the orange the all the GOP all of the conservative institutions are paying Barack Obama's speaker fees because every time he opens his mouth, we get a lot closer to winning in the midterms and in the twenty twenty election, by the way, I'd just like to make a point people always talk about Iraq, Obama what a what a rhetorician. Oh, he's the greatest orator since parak- lease. Oh, what wonderful soaring speeches from Barack Obama compared to Donald Trump who can't even spell on Twitter. First of all, I was never horribly impressed by well. I wasn't maybe I was horribly impressed. But I was never I never terribly much admired, President Trump speeches with one or two exceptions. But listen how we open to that. You know, the guy who apparently possesses this tremendously, advanced and superior command of the English language. He opens up he says, you know, sometimes I'm all like, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And then Michelle she's all like, blah, blah, speaking like a little millennial girl, and I'm like, and then she was like, and then he was like this. And then I feel I just feel like LA, LA, LA, LA, LA. But obviously the essence of this is absurd because when you compare Barack Obama's lies to Donald Trump's lies. There is no comparison, they are utterly different. He's saying the Donald Trump shamelessly lies shamelessly. He has he is exaggerated the truth. I'm willing to say that you said a couple of things that quite literally are not true. You know, what what does he do? He exaggerates a crowd size every now and again, he exaggerates this. I mean, he's been doing this whole career. It's huge. It's going to be the biggest the greatest. Okay. That's that is what Donald Trump does his allies. Graduating how many people came to his rally, by the way, tens of thousands one hundred thousand people come to his rallies, and he exaggerates it by ten thousand and they call it a lie. What are Barack Obama's lies like they're like, hey, you can't keep your doctor? Like like like, you know, and I'm like, and he's like, those are those are what those lies are like he says that you can keep your doctor, then he upends a sixth of the US economy, and you can't keep your doctor. He says that an attack on our consulate was caused by some poor guy who made a YouTube video we're little YouTube video that nobody saw in reality. It was terrorists in a preplanned premeditated attack on September eleventh September eleventh twenty eleven or twenty twelve twenty twelve those are totally different. Giving me the guy who lies about the crowd size any day of the week. Another another great lie that Brooke Obama told is he said in an interview he said that Donald Trump will never be president. You'll never be president. Donald those the best lie he ever told. I'm actually quite a fan of that lie because he got that one wrong if you know, okay? I guess if we had to have a liar as president. I I'm glad he was wrong about that. But broadly, speaking a lot of this comes because the left has not let reality dawn on them. They're still running around in these fantasies. Barack Obama's still going out there pretending that he is a rockstar pretending that it's two thousand six two thousand seven before he even ever ran that he's the rockstar compare the crowd sizes that Obama gets to the people that Donald Trump gets how many orders of magnitude smaller is the Obama crowd than the Donald Trump crowd. They're still running around in these fantasies like people haven't caught on. And the perfect example of this. The, you know in a tough new cycle really something that could give us all hope that can give us a little little smile. A little joy is former future prisoner and Hillary Clinton planning out twenty twenty here shoes. Well, I'd like to be president. I think hopefully when we have a democrat and Oval Office in January of twenty twenty one there's going to be so much work to be done. I mean, we have confused everybody in the world including ourselves, and we have confused our friends, and our enemies, they have no idea what the United States stands for what we're likely to do what we think is important. So the work would be worked that I feel very well prepared for having done in the Senate for eight years having been a diplomat in the State Department, and it's just going to be a lot of heavy lifting. You're going to be doing any of that. Let's do you feel like, oh, I have no idea care, but I'm going to I'm not going to even think about it until we get through this November six election about what's going to happen after that. Well, I'm not going to think about oh. Well, we are Ilori don't where we're going to think about it right now. And we go to the ballot box November six I love how she opens at your said. Well, you know, I would like to be president. You don't say or you heal Hillary Clinton the girl who's been in politics since she was twelve the girl who dis- basically launched her campaign to run for president when she graduated from Wellesley the woman who's run now for president on two separate occasions and really ran as her husband's co-presidents on other to. Okay, you want to be president Hillary. I'm shocked to hear that the really telling aspect of this is when she says we've confused everybody. We've confused our friends we've confused our allies. We've confused our enemies. Yes, you have. Yes. You did that I think that was a Freudian slip where you say one thing, but me, and your mother, I think she certainly has confused a lot of people. But it's the left that it's confused them. Just use that line. We've confused our allies and our friends the. Obama administration while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state confused, our enemy Iran as a friend confused him as a free they sent pallets of cash they allowed Iran to humiliate or sailors they gave them the keys to a future nuclear weapon. That's not all all the while abandoning our ally in Israel, all the while funding a campaign opponents fun sending operatives over to try to unseat, the prime minister of Israel, an awful relationship with them, how confusing is it when the Democrats have been running for the last two years about Donald Trump's collusion with the Russians and yet during the entirety of the Obama administration. The US went soft on the Russians the US. Joked Brock Obama made fun of Mitt Romney for saying that Russia was an adversary. He said well met the Cold War. Not today's called they want their foreign policy back. Oh, Brock Obama. The you know, how about when Hillary Clinton signed off to sell uranium to Russian interests about that. And now now now, I'm quite confused. You're absolutely right now, we're supposed to believe that Saudi Arabia is the worst government on planet earth. And yet during the the Obama administration Saudi Arabia was donating millions and millions of dollars to the Clinton foundation. I'm very confused. You are also very confused Ilori. And fortunately, we've got a little bit of clarity coming out now. And we're tweet treating our friends our friends, and our enemies as our enemies. This is really important. And that what a distinction what a perfect way to explain the difference between now and then between the Trump administration in the Obama administration or before that the Clinton administration. They're the campaigns are zeroing in on this. The Trump campaign has great ads out, and we will examine why is just right out of the Ronald Reagan playbook. Why we're living in the eighties. Again. But we can't do that. Until we go to daily wire dot com. 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We'd the punch growing even more slowly than we thought things are starting to change. Opportunity. Security to invest in the ones that matter. It only goes up from there only ends with violins playing. And it's obviously showing how much better things are. Now. Does that look familiar does that look familiar you for probably not to you? Because I think the median age of my audience is like two and a half years old. For people for the other part of the audience. It's a little older you probably remember that from the nineteen Eighty-four. Ronald Reagan campaign. Here's Ronald Reagan's version. It's morning again in America. Today. More men and women will go to work for ever before countries. With interest rates at about half the record. Highs of nineteen eighty nearly two thousand families today will buy new homes more than at any time in the past four years. This afternoon. Sixty five hundred young men and will be married. And it goes on and on from there. But you even hear the same uplifting orchestral music. Just looking at the economy just looking at how things have improved. It's morning in America. And Donald Trump has just releasing his big ad thus far right before the midterms. It's morning in America. And that's the argument. And this is the argument, by the way that President Trump has been talking about since twenty fifteen I think people say he's reckless that he's unpredictable. You can never predict him. It actually turns out he's pretty predictable. And the reason we know this is the guy looked back at the most successful Republican presidential administration and campaign in modern history. Ronald Reagan's and he has copied it almost one for one the make America great against Logan came from Ronald Reagan. He puts a little Trumpian twist on it. Of course, the Reagan was let's make America great again with them. And sure as the let's Trump drops the Letsie makes it imperative you do it make. Erica. Great again. Okay. That's fine. Same exact idea same themes. And now we've got morning in America. Because just like the Reagan administration things have improved dramatically. Now, there's a difference here. The Trump one you might call it higher energy in part. This is because our media have just gotten much more frenzied. So, you know, the quality of the video the pacing the video people don't have attention spans anymore. People want to constantly be Hampton up. Okay. That's part of it. It's also because our culture now is a little more individualistic. So you don't at the you heard about halfway through the morning in America. Reagan. Add people say more men and women are going to get married today than ever before. And now, we don't talk about that. Because marriage is a bad thing in our popular culture. I mean, it's not really it's actually a wonderful thing. I'd be living in the gutter without it. But now the culture is too individualistic. So you saw in that Trump version of it. It was a woman she was woman just doing it. And she was the center she was the. Tag inist. And then her daughter became the protagonist of the ad at the end one. It's because President Trump wants to appeal to women he wants to repeal in particular to young people in part. This is a little bit of identity politics. It has become unfashionable to put old white man in things this is, you know, as we discussed before old white men or the great enemy of the popular culture. So you focus on that. But it's the same message. That is applying that message to the present day, and you got to remember that nine hundred eighty campaign from Reagan was a huge campaign, and it was a huge victory. And then what happened in eighty four? He won every single state with the possible exception of Minnesota. I had. Spoke to a chief strategist on that campaign. He insists that they won Minnesota too. But they didn't wanna look like sore losers. But they more or less swept the country. And I think President Trump has just counting on that. You know, he he's a ironically a pretty rational guy in the campaign is at least being run pretty rationally. And I mean that in in so much as when Donald Trump looks at what issues to focus on he he just sort of seize what issues people care most about he in a way that other conservatives other Republicans didn't figure it out. He realizes people hate illegal immigration. Why weren't why wasn't every Republican running on an extreme position on that? I don't know. I couldn't tell you why they felt that you couldn't get away with it. Maybe the culture was against them. The media would they were afraid of the media. I don't know President Trump isn't and and I suspect this will be successful. Unless of course, the economy tanks. And then you know, all is lost. But it really does show those parallels. And it's really great because I missed the nineteen eighty s so I'm glad that I can live through it again. All right. Let's check back in on our caravan. This crazy caravan marching toward the the US Mexico border. Do we have an image of it? I can't hear all those home durins traffic people look gross the border do. Boop. Boop. Boop. Boop. I always whenever we hear caravan. I just think of that van Morris. And so the good news is it has been reduced in size. So it was up to fourteen fifteen thousand I think now estimates are that it's around seven thousand people highly orchestrated a total stunt by the left. I mean, you'd have to be insane. To think this were a spontaneous uprising, you probably also believe that the attack on Benghazi was a spontaneous response to a YouTube video, we've got the president of Honduras, one Orlando Hernandez admitting that this is an orchestrated leftist stunt that it's not spontaneous Judicial Watch has already gone in and talked to some of these people they've done an investigation, and it appears the way the left wants to present. This is it's mothers and babes just trying to come over to freedom to get asylum. Whatever. But there are a lot of bad Ambriz in here. Guatemalan? Authorities have already recovered seven unaccompanied minors who were just being ferreted across by human smugglers, by human traffickers, bad Hombres could really screw up poor little kids lives, and this is what is being encouraged by the left. This is what the left is applauding. You know, the way that conservatives need to respond to this. I hope President Trump responds in this way is to speak about this in Hort, tugging -ly moral terms. It's good apparently General Mattis as secretary Mattis has approved plans to send troops to the border troops to the border, but we need to speak about this in really moral terms watermelon. Authorities recover seven unaccompanied minors who are being brought across by human smugglers, human, traffickers, scum of the earth where bad things can happen. You know, there was a study by fusion was reported in the Huffington Post that sixty to eighty percent of women. Amnesty International puts the number at sixty percent think fusion puts it at eighty percent. Sixty to eighty percent of women and girls who were brought across that border illegally or raped or sexually assaulted. That's what the left is encouraging when the left is encouraging illegal immigration when the left encourages amnesty. When the the left encourages not enforcing the law. What they encouraging is for sixty to eighty percent of women and girls brought across the border to be raped and sexually assaulted. It's as simple as that. I know that sounds harsh. I know that they don't intend for that. Nobody wants women and girls to be raped. But when you support the policy you were supporting the consequence of the policy and the policy is in defensible once again somehow magically miraculously, the Trump administration has a great moral clarity on this issue. We've got to speak of it this way all around, you know. Because there's people are seeing things in such a narrow shallow way on the death penalty on illegal immigration, even on the culture. Just before we go. Some really sad news. The Simpsons is killing off Apu here to react. We have Apu. Boy, I need you who you might not need the quickey, Mark. But we need, you know, we don't really because people don't watch the Simpsons any more. And they probably haven't since the late nineteen ninety s the Simpsons work right though, in in its heyday, the Simpsons was absolutely terrific. They finally given in. Matt graining all of these other guys who were behind the Simpsons have resisted the calls to get rid of Apu by radical lefty lunatics who are offended on behalf of Indians. Because you know, it's not Indians who are complaining about this. It's decadent white liberals who are complaining it's little white girls. Complaining on behalf of the subcontinent and saying, oh, it's so offensive that Apu is a stereotypical Indian character because he says thank you come again. And this is considered offensive again by little white girls on behalf of Indian people for whom they do not speak. But also if we're going to get rid of stereotypical characters in the Simpsons, what happens to all the other characters in the Simpsons know what happens to that. What happens to the chief of police whose bumbling fat idiot who just eats donuts all the time. What happens to groundskeeper Willie this screaming, angry, violent Scotsman? What happens to the Italian? Chef will looks like he's a Mario what happens to the mob. Boss who portrays Italians as mobsters what happens to the Jews? What happens to every other stereotype in the Simpsons what happens to the Latin American guy in the costume? I kind of forget their names. And it's been awhile since I've seen it. But there are these characters Jewish character Mexican character. Whatever what happens to them. It's just up. It's just up. Right. What is the end game? The end game. Here is the lowest common denominator. You know? I had an experience of this yesterday. I have wonderful friends who are left wing and the vegan. And I've got I've actually got multiple friends who are vegan. Okay. You know? Do what you want the way you wanna live? And so we were going to go get lunch, and they took me to a vegan restaurant now. I'll point out when I take my vegan friends to lunch. I don't take them to a barbecue restaurant. But so they take us to a vegan restaurant. And why why did they do it because we all eat vegetables? We can all eat bread. Right everybody. That's the bear. Minimum of what you can eat. So I said, okay. Well, you can eat that we can't eat meat, but you can eat that. So that's fine. This is the lowest common denominator when somebody in your family, and your friends becomes a vegetarian all of a sudden, everybody's got it become a vegetarian because that's fine. You can you don't need this. You don't need that. You don't need me. You don't need cheese. By the way. I I don't know anymore masochistic cultural trend, Dan veganism to I could do vegetarianism for like a week or two because at least you get cheese and cream and Alfred sauce, or whatever you can veganism is not tenable. It is. I'm deeply skeptical that anybody is actually maintaining that diet regimen. Nevertheless, I digress. It's all this lowest common denominator that's offensive to one person up who was offensive to one person in the world. So we've got to get rid of him. He brings enjoyment to millions of people, but one person's offended. So we gotta get rid of them. The Turkey sandwich is delicious to billions of people on earth. But one person gets offended for the Turkey. The Turkey is upset or something. So okay, we got to get rid of nobody can have anymore. What are we going to end up with? We're going to end up in a perfectly clear white room with no windows, staring at a wall like this. And then someone's going to be offended that it's a white room. So it's gonna have to be a beige room or something and all of the little diversities eccentricities and lovely little aspects of. That gives us enjoyment. We'll be stripped bare, but at least no one will be offended. That's the world that they're proposing. And fortunately, the right offers an alternative, I think this is why the right is finally cool. I think this is why Kanye west now has produced a t shirt line for blacks, it he calls the black exit. This is why he's speaking. And so in bracing, the right is he says there's dragon energy. You says, you know, there's masculine energy. There's this. What what he's really saying is it's enjoyable. It's nice. Jerry Seinfeld is no right winger. He is four from right winger. But you hear him a sailing political correctness because it's just not funny. It's just awful. It's terrible. So I think this is an important message. I'm really sorry to Simpson's caved on this. I mean, I also don't care because I haven't watched it in twenty years. I hope that the rest of the cultural realizes this is a loser issue. This is a loser. Don't I know it seems like the screaming wards? Why don't you get pool where I know it seems like there were a lot of them. There aren't there like five of them. Who cares what they think they'll toughen up they'll get they'll grow out of it. All right. That's our show. We're we're out of time. I'm even running late. Check it out tonight. We're going to be back. Eight thirty eastern five thirty Pacific seven thirty central on how to write nothing and sell one hundred thousand copies, I know that you lost mega millions last week. Unless the unless the winners are actually listening to this show in which case, you should call me. But if you're not a union to you'll need to figure out how to write nothing and sell one hundred thousand copies that'll be tonight university of Alabama Huntsville, I'll be back in the studio tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm Michael Knowles. This is the Michael Knowles show. I'll see you later. The Michael Jackson's produced by sending a villa re executive producer, Jeremy boring senior producer Jonathan hey. Our supervising producer Mathis Glover, and our technical producer is Austin Stevens. Edited by Jim Nichol, audio is mixed by Mike core, Amina hair and makeup is by Jessica over. The Michael Knowles show is a daily wire forward publishing production copyright for publishing twenty eighteen.