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"truman" Discussed on thebuzzr pod
"Other in the uk awesome. I like that approach of giving a single time habits time in the sun. Yeah yeah just a think albums one five. I mean if if if you onto my head outside. I would love to be an album person of of being brought upon singles and there's an urgency to singles so this album that the album writing is basically a con is a drama of single been rising but purposely and silverdale is the place on the all of man called silverdale which i go and rights. They sung's song. The songs influenced by silverdale. And they're also written in silverdale so for me. It's very conceptual. The whole concept of the album is off silverdale about silverdale facility. Dial on my relationship with the people around silverdale but of in such a way that an excessively not for all so. You don't have to go all. We don't want to go on his journey. Oh good grief you know you can have your journey with this forthcoming out my spirit of okay. So where is the best show so channel to follow everything about truman menthols. Well we're we're on a facebook which is true falls official on instagram onto trim foles on twitter and to enforce which is where we met you. Say yeah i'm all over twitter over everywhere and you will pick up on song as well. I yes thank you i Of that makes me feel really cool. Gase twitter I have been longstanding on twitter so my followings heavier or bigger and i'm i'm just you know once you do some every day for a number of years god longtime It becomes morning habit. Share on twitter so i share my morning indie find right Instruments becoming more of a habit. It took me a while to get into it Because it was like. How do you post that. No i know. But then i realized you need an iphone or Anyways so once it got the iphone it was. I'm good to go right. Because i needed something. Just sort of bit easy. So the iphone entities area but One of my favorites. But i do like twitter. Too i think twits twitches seems to have a full from where i'm sitting anyway. I'm on note professional by any means. But i mean this this this seems to be a more of a conglomerate of musical love their. I don't know what's because i'm quite new instagram myself i way instagram seems to be the place to advertise thousand his money video. And this is the the means of me to do that by having a ten second clip whereas whereas facebook is completely in your face ironically. But you've got someone like twitter which is now. it's it's feels more aussie. Can i say that it just feels more welcoming in that respect. It's leans more chats than anything else. It's more of a collective. Yes that's the word i'm looking for. Thank you yeah yes. yeah and I find professional music. It's more focused on music. Yes i don't have my friends. Sharing their nightly meal. Eckrich is cool. Who stole some of my friends. Who are incredible chefs. I liked seeing it. And i actually get the recipes. I want that. dm me But you know what When you were a business go into instagram or twitter business as in music. Yes i agree with you and with the instagram with the food. I mean do do people do that. Live to people walk around with that. Didn't wanna plates and walk into people's houses. Look i've just. I just wanted to people. Quite bizarre gonna take a page of medina before he actually no they. Don't i actually i. I have a very odd since humor. it's a cross between george carlin mr bean the three stooges so i find it entertaining. Royce did i. There's a couple. There's a couple that have our chef quality. roy. So i get that. That's their business. Or that's their professional They either shoot Food videos so it makes sense for them to share their dinner. What what we need you but of sharing everything or the daily sale feed the deli selfie. I can handle roy's like But that's another topic. I think if we if you make him with an app that you could actually tastes taste the phone so if you took a shot of a meal but you could taste it as well we would be worth billions by the Yeah but then there'd be somebody somewhere out there that would develop a app or rule probably during the rules surrounding that tastes. I getting ball court taste to graham. That's a good one. i love it. Thank you for being on the show. Today really enjoyed our chat. It's amazing a as great as you music. Your music is outstanding. Thank you very contrary to say so. Blessed thank you very much. It's been wonderful to talk to you and thank you very much for your support. It means a hell of a lot. Both to me and to other is ceo. Playing have a great evening. You to take care. That's iraq they kyaw for tuning in to the buzzer podcast. And thank you all the artists on today's show. The show wouldn't happen without your second episode from mondays. 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The Mainstream Media Finally Turns on Joe Biden
"Turned on. Joe by the mainstream media has turned on joe by feels like the whole country is scratching. Its head over president. Joe biden except nicole wallace. She doesn't count. She believes ninety. Five percent of americans liked president. Biden's afghans speech yesterday and lisa showed up. I mean that was a big question for the longest time. Where was he where. The world is joe biden. Where's waldo. He left camp david long enough. They flew him over to the white house. Propped him up in front of a teleprompter. Did you see him bolt. After did you watch the speech. First of all probably not but we watched it so you didn't have to and everything you're hearing is true. He essentially said the buck stops with me and then blamed everybody else. It's trump's fall. It's the afghans. Paul afghanistan people's fault. It's the afghantistan military's fall. It's the afghanistan politicians fault. It's the weather. The dog ate his homework. It's everybody's fault but him where the buck stops. I don't think that's what harry truman had my goodness. What a catastrophe. What an utter unmitigated disaster. I don't know that we've ever seen a presidency collapsed this tune. The jimmy carter's presidency come apart this early. Didn't it take a while. We're seven months in and this poor guy doesn't know what day it is
Joe Biden Passes the Buck on Afghanistan
"Why. Cnn and other left leaning journalist turned on biden over afghanistan. they could've covered for some of them. Did that goofy nicole. Wallace over at msnbc said that ninety five percent of americans are with biden on his speech. But not don lemon not wolf blitzer not even go down the list david actual rod. I mean there. He's getting blasted from all sides over his disastrous speech and there were two takeaways first of all after a lot of speculation that he wasn't even physically capable of appearing because he was hunkered down and camp david for days on vacation so at least he did speak but then when he spoke it was a disaster because in inciting or invoking the hairiest truman bromide. The buck stops here. Biden does pass the buck to. Everybody else was trump's fault. It's the afghan fighters fall so generous fault. It's the politicians faulted the president. I guess who. The people fallen from the planes in the sky over kabul right sleepy
Do the Chinese Want Democracy? With Gordon Chang
"Gordon let me ask a tough question for you on sir. Do the chinese want. Democracy is the culture with the confucian background with the emphasis of the collective over the individual. Is this even possible to countenance in this part of the world. I think that it is because we see taiwan which is not a chinese society but is closely related to china where you have a vibrant very very prosperous society very And by the way they run elections far better and taiwan than we do which is do. They have voted gordon to the have votes. Reidy date not only have voter idea. They have a system said whereas paper ballots. What happens when they count these ballots. Everybody is in the room and the government official responsible for the balanced actually holds it up to everybody. Everybody then counts it because they can all see it and the process might take a little bit longer than ours but it is virtually. It's virtually fraud-proof now But put that aside for a moment. People in taiwan are passionate about their democracy. They don't consider themselves chinese. They consider themselves taiwanese But for many people you know they they look chinese. They and they speak a language which is very similar to mandarin and they've got the same Or at least they had the same characters until mao went to simplified characters but the point is yes. The chinese people they want. They're just like the rest of us. They want what everyone else has on. The mainland is a complicated question. And we don't really know the answer because you can't a survey of something sensitive like that. Okay if you want to know what. The chinese people have a preference for toothpaste. You can do a survey it will be reliable if you're going to ask them on something that the communist party feels. It has an interest. Such as for instance. Do you want more say in your life. You can't do that. You're right that there is a confusion culture there you're right that that is in many respects anti-democratic but we also know that the chinese people do want more of a say in their lives and so You know at the particular time. Even though communist party propaganda has been extremely effective in molding views. The truman show. I mean this is the only thing that people know nonetheless. We do know that there is discontent with the government style of the communist party and if they really had a choice Who knows what they would eventually choose.
Clubhouse Opens Its Doors
"Clubhouse Audio chat rooms now open to everybody who no matter who you are wherever you are as long as you're an iphone android phone and you're happy to give your phone number then you can join clubhouse and be part of the conversation for last night. I was learning how to be a better woman on clubhouse yes. I was listening to that room. That was interesting. I'll be honest doesn't allow sites that mark bill. That's the point is that there's so many weird rooms in the truman floss. Weird all right. Hey listen you're getting a minded sexist today even go there okay. No i mean it's just there's so many we make money through bitcoin and you know how to monetize and youtube tons of this stuff right and it's just like like it. You know now. I just seems that so much of it now. As that sort of thing i it turns me off to it. So there's some great if you got some friends on there and getting a jack. It's great but i see so much when i look through that hallway. See so many of those crypto currency and whatever else and is all seems a little bit to me. I like yesterday. Scottish mark was the future club. I think it's going to. It's going to let you know what i understand. It's on it's on a steady decline since it was first kind of availed to the world even though it is now open to more and more people I think it's because there's a lot of other services out there that are trying to compete with it and doing a pretty good job as fireside is a new one that launched. The people have been trying to get me on board with Not it's not the same idea similar very similar concept to clubhouse I'm not sure but accessibility on there. Aga back on that but It's just. I don't know. I think that you know it'll have its nation and people will continue with it until something shiny and bright comes along. That's much better. I mean success was done to the pandemic. let's be honest. i mean i would have been as popular. Had the pandemic not come along. I'm not so sure. I hear that all the time either. Something's felt because of the pandemic as a been a success because of the pandemic. I don't buy that. I think it was because certain. Celebrities came onto that platform. It sounds like we're being harsh about clubhouse but the fact of the matter reach there's always honeymoon period for any service or app where everyone is new. Everyone jumps on it then after a while. You know you think okay sort of done with that and people start to drift away. And i think the honeymoon period
Shaking Hands With Mr. History: Pastor and Author Greg Laurie on Billy Graham
"Graham whom you write about. Obviously in the book called. Billy graham the men. I knew he met and knew everyone. He minister to the queen of england. He he ministered to people. We can't even imagine He he he he knew churchill. It's amazing and it was hard to get him to talk about these things. Frankly because i understood that what. I should cantu billy graham. I was shaking hands with mr history. He knew golden my year. He knew as you mentioned the queen winston churchill. He knew all the popular movie stars. In the day. Bob hope and john wayne and jack many et cetera. But then he had a bentley for the most part a working relationship with every american president from truman arguably all the way to trump. The trump wasn't an office. Trump came to billy's ninety th birthday party and at his table i was at that party. And trump was a businessman. So he may he knew. Donald trump Barack obama came to visit him. But all these presidents on both sides of aisle republican and democrat called on. Billy he really was pasture to them. But you know. I think one of his great qualities is he would not always disclosed details because he he respected their privacy. Didn't want to exploit it. And they'll probably goes back to what happened when he met his first president president. Truman billy with sort of blown up at that point becoming very well known. He requested meeting with the president. He was denied a few times. Finally being let him come for a short meeting. He walked into the president's office. He and his team were very young men. The days double-breasted suits with painted ties. White bug shoes and billy puts his hand on the president shoulder. Praise for him and he found out later. It wasn't supposed to touch the president and i and truman didn't like billy all that much because afterwards he went on the front lawn of the white house and the press came to him and ask them. What are the president's aid you any told them and then they said. Would you get down in praying. So billion to as team members that were in the oval office got done one need pain. They took this picture. Truman did not like it at all. Billy later apologized determined. Truman said it was no problem. Some briefed you. But he learned to be more discreet when he met with these important people and keep their conversations. He had with them confidential but he always was seeking to minister to them and point them to christ.
A Weak Biden Administration Lets China Build a Sprawling Network of Missile Silos
"One of the things that concerns me. As with all this internal strife We're having to battle the weak underbelly of the country. China is on the move. China is building more than 100, new missile silos and its western desert. Analysts say, according to the compost Joby Warrick. Now it's amazing. They need three people to write an article about Trump but one about communist China. Communist China has begun construction of what independent experts Sarah more than 100 new silos. For intercontinental ballistic missiles. In a desert near the northwestern city of Yemen. A building spree that could signal a major expansion of Beijing's nuclear capability. Let me tell you what's going on. They're going to invade. Taiwan. We're gonna wait until they are in such a position that we dare not. Dare not try and stop them. While they're muscling up. At Record speed. While they're sprinting. On steroids. All across their various military operations. Military platforms. Our military is being undermined. By the radical Left and the Democrat Party and the president of the United States. G right. Putin see an opportunity. And they are exploiting it. They desperately wanted Biden as president, the United States They desperately wanted Truman charge of the Senate. Pelosi in charge of the House. They desperately wanted a week. Secretary of defense with weak generals and admirals at the top. And they got what they wanted.
What's the History of US-Israel Relations?
"Joined first of all from jerusalem by david makovsky distinguished fellow at the washington institute and professor in middle east studies at johns hopkins university david festival. I think when people think about this relationship now it's assumed that this full-throated barely critical support for israel is an article of faith for the united states but if we think back to the foundation of israel in nineteen forty eight was that always the case now not at all the foreign policy establishment of the united states was dead against us. Recognition of israel led by secretary of state. George marshall no foreign policy establishment viewed. Israel is getting in the way of trying to shore up arab support for america's position in the cold war which was deemed critical given the importance of the european recovery and making sure that arab oil slow to europe. So truman the president harry. Truman swearing against the tide and insisting upon immediately after the state was
Interview With Pilots Craig Beles and Truman O'Brien
"Creek truman. Welcome to the there. It was podcast. Thank you thank you very much. Gentlemen you have quite an interesting story in an interesting background craig. Especially you at seventy years old deciding. This was the right time in your life. Things finally lined up where you had the time and the money together to go flying and flying with your cfi truman. Who with a lot of experience but then kinda went doormat when he retired from the airlines for dozen years or so came back to be a cfi and help you learn to fly help. His nephew learned to fly and So here you are in. Imc conditions flying from from bend oregon to To vashon island. Do you mind picking up the story from there. Yeah it was quite the Quite the experience. I hadn't planned on this unexpected stop that we made on the side of mount saint. Helen's we now refer to this as the miracle on mount saint. Helen's at least. I do. But i couldn't have done it with a better A better pilot. Truman of course has many many hours. on i think over nineteen thousand but As he's told me before he's never had a crash before so. This was a new experience for the both of us but we were coming back from band. Everything was fine. I had flown the plane from vashon down to bend oregon We turned around a couple of hours. Later started our way back and Truman was flying the plane. Control the plane
Polls Say 52% Approve of Biden
"It's less than a week until President Biden's 100 Day in office and a new poll takes a look at his approval. Rating. Details from ABC is Derek Dennis. The new ABC News Washington Post poll shows. Biden has the third lowest job approval rating for any president at 100 days since Harry Truman Just 52% of Americans approve of Biden's performance so far on Lee Lower was Gerald Ford at 48% in 1974 and Donald Trump at 42% in 2017. Biden's hi mark his handling of the pandemic, his low mark the immigration crisis at the US Mexico
Being the best with Tony Herbert, "Soldier"
"Podcast to seventy three. We were with anthony. Herbert tony herbert. Also known ass and we started off his journey from a kid growing up in pennsylvania surf. You haven't listened to podcasts. To seventy three goal of that right now. He tried to join the marines at fourteen. Fourteen years old credit eventually joined the army at seventeen off. The korean war went from private to master sergeant. All kinds of heroic actions suffered all kinds of wounds shot hit with frag white phosphorus burns and also bayoneted multiple times including one bayonet stabbed that broke off in his chest. He in the korean war served as a platoon leader even though he was just a young enlisted guy and eventually at the end of that podcast and at the end of that part of his life. Us pulled off the battlefield. One of the most decorated soldiers of the war sent on a morale at it was basically morale tour and i were flown back to the to the white house. President truman and then basically went to london and antwerp in brussels and the hague and all the other european allies that were fighting alongside america in the korean war along the way he met. Mrs eleanor roosevelt. She encouraged him to go to college. He kind of agreed of the quotes. He says in the book is he. He agreed because he was already master sergeant in the army and he said what am i going to do. Sit around the enlisted man's club telling stories about korea so he was sort of not not over it but he realized that he'd kinda done what he was going to do. So he ends up getting assigned as an rotc instructor at a high school in denver because he liked to ski goes to the third ranger class. That ever happened. He was in. He ends up getting married to his hometown. Sweetheart mary grace starts going to college or he then he gets out of the army then starts going to college at the university of pittsburgh while he's there he writes a book called conquest. No war nowhere. Which was his first book about the korean war which he later rewrote which we covered. What when it was rewritten was called the making of a soldier. That was podcast to seventy three for the most part worked at a steel mill at night while he was going to college and then eventually commissioned as an officer in the pennsylvania national guard. Shout out to the To two eight iron soldiers all right so so then he goes to the. He's back kind of in the army and he gets them warnings at the army's different now you know the war is over. The good people got out. We just left with people. That shouldn't even be in the army that got those kind of warnings but he stayed in. He loves being a soldier he wants to be. A soldier. goes the basic army. Infantry course wins nine out of ten awards there including the leadership trophy which is the leadership. Trophy is awarded by the other students. Like the other students select. Who deserves this leadership trophy. Then he gets assigned as a ranger instructor and he starts. He starts in the mountain phase. And so today we're going to be reading so the first book that we covered we covered a little bit so he's written two books he's written. Three one was conquest to know where that one got rewritten. As the making of a soldier that was the bulk of what we read last time. This time we're gonna read from his second book primarily and it's just called soldier called soldier and lots of lessons learned but as i mentioned in the first podcast in two seventy three. There's some serious lessons learned about life and things get really crazy when he goes to vietnam as a battalion commander and we will get there all right so here we go go go to the book soldier written by anthony be herbert and he says this teaching young men the essentials of mountain climbing combat and survival was more of a learning experience for me than for them. I began discovering things about the resources in me as well as the way the army was moving. I was an
Pandemic Provides an Opportunity To Tackle Problems in Mental Healthcare
"I think that the Kobe pandemic is an opportunity. I think that there is the possibility to leverage this pandemic and these global stressors that are giving many Pete For their first onset psychiatric disorder and exacerbating pre existing psychiatric disorders and two said we need to make changes in prioritizing mental health care, developing mental health, tele therapy devising software and smartphone applications to monitor and surveil our loved ones to make sure that they're safe and that we can understand what point they're not. I think that we need multi disciplinary teams in hospitals and clinics so that mental health isn't separated from other forms of health. And I think we need to pay attention to the mental health care of people who are isolated and that much more risk for mental illness than others. The elderly undocumented immigrants, people who are experiencing homelessness. I think that coded actually does provide An opportunity to try and make some big advances. And I wouldn't say that without the knowledge of history at the end of World War two my grandfather recognized along with other people that there had been many more cases of mental illness or psychiatric casualties, as they were called in World War two than anybody expected that normal people became sick in abnormal circumstance and Truman to his credit leverage that, he said. We're going to take this opportunity now to change things, and he established the National Institute of Mental Health precisely because of the war. He then ordered the military to adapt its manual of mental disorders called Medical two or three to become something that would eventually be GSM different title. Exactly. GSM universities enhanced and built psychology departments and clinical psychology programs and medical schools build new residencies. This was a huge burst of a real shot in the arm for for mental health care and mental health research because of this global crisis that said two people to be stressed is not a bad thing. It is normal in a way, and I think we could do that with this pandemic as well. Anthropology Professor Roy Richard
'Sex and the City' returning without Kim Cattrall
"You're going to get it back Sex and the city coming back at least, HBO Max, Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed on Sunday. She's returning to TV as Carrie Bradshaw in a sex and the city revival for HBO. Max. Truman Instagram. I couldn't help but wonder where are they? Now? HBO Max All confirmed that Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte will also be back. Not coming back Kim Control who display Samantha Jones on the show. She's been very vocal about her decision not to return to the show and her in Syria just probably not going alone. Yeah, And like I said, I don't think there's any surprise. No, that really theory. Revival Fire Carrie Miranda Charlotte as they navigate their fifties, and it's set to begin production in New York in late spring. Another week another Nicki Minaj lawsuit
Why Do Things Seem Scary In The Dark?
"This is but why a podcast for curious kids from from public radio. I'm the host of the show. Jane lindholm on this podcast. We take your questions about anything really anything and we find interesting. People help offer you some answers. Sometimes your questions are easily answered by someone with just the right knowledge. They are questions with fact based answers like why are some eggs brown and some white or green or blue. We've tackled that question and the answer is really interesting but sometimes your questions don't have precise answers. Sometimes there are many answers or none. Even sometimes we need to find people who can offer you advice or their opinion or maybe just a new perspective. That's the kind of question and topic we're tackling today. A lot of you have been sending us questions about something that makes you scared. My name is scout. i am eight years old. I live in air massachusetts. My question is why do you think seem more scary in the dark even though they are the same things you see when it's light by my name is logan from jericho vermont. I'm five years old and my question is why do people have fear of dark. Hi my name is the nineteen years old. They with celtic can't for me. Why am i the the see what i mean. That's a tricky thing to answer. So we're going to tackle this in two ways today later in the episode. We'll go for a hike in the dark with a wildlife biologist. To get a sense of the things you can learn from going out into the darkness and to answer non-scary questions about how animals see at night but first we thought we'd talk to someone who not only shared the fear of the dark that some of you have when he was a child but who has embraced fear and made writing scary books his job. I am dental hambur. I am best known for books that i write the name. Lemonade stick it specifically the thirteen volumes. A series of unfortunate events. You also wrote a block a really lovely picture book about a fear of the dark. I did yes. I think it's funds right picture books about things we might otherwise be afraid of. So i've written the picture book about words. My most recent picture book is about a swarm of bees and then there is the dark which is about being afraid of the dark. So let's tackle some of the questions that our listeners have for you here and about their own. Existential fear of the dark surly moneymatters. Truman and i live in bethlehem pennsylvania. My name is don need. I live in saint. John's barre vermont ever gopi and on to know why people are scared of the dark wires. Swim people afraid of the dark upgrade up to dr the question that everybody has why. Why are we afraid of the dark and i think the short answer is because the dark terrifying. Oh good thanks for putting us at for most of us are visual senses very important to us and when that visual senses take it away it can be extremely disorienting. And so if we're used to seeing something and measuring our way through the world physically and emotionally with the blessing of site which most of us are lucky enough to have in form or another it being taken away is very terrifying and also it allows the brain wander and then your brain wanders to things that might not otherwise occur to you so if you're walking through your house in the daytime you think to yourself. I wonder if someone has somehow let an alligator in that has underneath the sofa and it's waiting to get to get me you would never think high noon but in the middle of the night. If you wake up you need a glass of water or the opposite. The first thing that will occur to you as i'm wondering what horrible beast has somehow very silently gotten its way into my otherwise harmless home that example sprang to mind awfully quickly. Maybe you have had similar fears yourself. Of course yes. I have a creaky wooden floor. Near where i sleep and when i walk on it in the middle of the night i can assume that the creeks are covering up the talons or the smacking of lips or something else that some terrible creature is Is grateful for the camouflage.
Chuck Yeager, first pilot to break sound barrier, has died at age 97
"We're talking about sam sheppard because the former. Us air force officer died yesterday at the age of ninety seven talking about chuck yeager on october fourteenth nineteen forty seven yeager became the first pilot to break the speed of sound as he flew the experimental bell x one rocket plane over morocco. Dry lake in california. He said the ride was nice. Just like riding fast in a car. The pilot later commanded fighter squadrons in germany and south east asia during the vietnam war and was promoted to brigadier general in nineteen sixty nine. Yeager was awarded the silver star the distinguished flying cross the bronze star the air medal and the purple heart president harry. Truman awarded him. The collier air trophy in december of nineteen forty eight for his breaking the sound barrier he also yeager received the presidential medal of freedom in one thousand nine hundred eighty five wants reflecting on his life accomplishments. Yeager said quote. I was just lucky kid who caught the right ride. Incredible life joe. Before he broke the sound barrier he was a fighter pilot in world war. Two joined out of high school grew up in west. Virginia flew missions over western. Europe was shot down in. France escaped with help from the french resistance into spain. Truly truly an extraordinary almost cinematic life that he lived and just an extraordinary life. If you haven't seen the right stuff the movie take some time out and watch. Leave it or not. I have just an extraordinary story about an extraordinary
Trump participates in annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon
"Corn and cobb horn and cobb fire up the google earth. This are some prodigious birds there the pair of bull basbug balls doing it out for a thanksgiving pardon from president trump making their grand debut at a swanky washington dc. Monday wasn't the presidential suite. But i'll tell you what it's Quite the swanky digs broad breasted white turkeys from iowa were introduced at the willard intercontinental hotel. That's where they're staying ahead of todays pardoning ceremony at the white house rose garden voting now open for all of us to pick who will get plucked for the pardon and be named the official national thanksgiving turkeys now. Both birds were born on june second but corn is a little chunky chunkier actually weighing in at forty two pounds to cobb swell measly. Forty one pounds as i said. These are some big birds and according to one report that i pulled. Let's see this is a piece by tomorrow lapping now. The new york post differences don't end there. Cobb has a knack for solving puzzles munch on soybeans. Oh and also wants to tour. Dc monuments while porn is a college football fan and budding storm chaser. Who one day hopes to visit the iowa. State fair okay. The foul fortunate enough to receive the pardon will be announced at today's ceremony. Though neither will be on the dinner table for thanksgiving. Both birds will be shipped off to retirement at the iowa state. University's the animal science department. After the event now just acacia keeping track. The presentation of turkey to the white house began in nineteen forty seven. This is when president harry. Truman was in office. But it wasn't until nine thousand nine hundred. Eighty nine that the of pardoning the birds actually began with the proclamation signed by president. George h w bush now there have been some speculation over whether the tradition would continue on this year amid the pandemic but the event will proceed though with a smaller impersonal audience and social distancing measures this of course as a result of these spread the surge of a covid nineteen corncob do pointing out for print president. Trump's pardon
Social Media Influenced or Influencers?
"The highest paid earner on Youtube is not old enough to get a driver's license. In fact, he's nine his name is Ryan. His channel May twenty, six, million dollars last year and fact two of the top three global earners on Youtube are under ten years old. The third highest earner is a six year old Russian girl who brought in eighteen million dollars recently, lawmakers in France passed a bill that contained similar labor protections for child social, media stars as for child actors models while protecting kids is a laudable thing to do. It feels A. Bit Strange calling this new law a win several months ago in a breakpoint commentary, we discussed teenage pop music, Star Name Billy Irish who swept the two thousand twenty grammy awards are concerns about how island had been exploited to make money apply here too when childhoods are directed toward building media, empires, Young Youtube Stars in elementary age social media influencers earn money by broadcasting their lives online and then charging money for ad placements. All of this enabled, of course, by their parents and our society and especially weird but largely unquestioned societal norm is revealed in. All of this, our culture idolizes the concept of agency justifying almost anything by the capacity to act according to One's granted wishes all of our postmodern moral claims about sexuality hinge on agency. If an encounter was consensual, it was okay. If a baby is wanted, then it's really baby if a couple wants to stay married, they should if they don't, they shouldn't no other questions to be asked however does anyone actually believed that a six year old girl who thinks she's just playing at the park with her dad but his actually being broadcast and millions. Of Subscribers Online has agency isn't even possible for her to understand realize that she's the star of kindergarten version of the Truman show of course, not kids have no concept of the dangers that kind of publicity not to mention that kind of money can pose for her personal and relational wellbeing. In fact, we only need check in on Corey Feldman or Britney Spears to see just what should be obvious that people meant to protect. THEM AREN'T French lawmakers concerned about how hard they work as noble was at intention may be the people meant to protect. Children are their parents. Still the problem created here is two pronged on the other side of the camera. That's pointed directly in the faces of celebrity kids are other kids who are obsessively consuming their content and are sold on a wrong idea of what life is ultimately all about even more new netflix documentary reveals just how much the success of social media companies hinges on our loss of agency and the social dilemma. A handful of Silicon Valley engineers and former social media executives describe how successfully algorithms keep users on their sites for as long as. Possible the five videos that pop up in the up next column on Youtube are generated by an algorithm built by people who are trained in human psychology and determine what will interest you. The next video then plays automatically after intending to watch just one, we end up watching dozens and algorithms custom sell videos. Artificial intelligence can even create them writing in medium. John. Bridled scribes the infiltration of bought created videos for children on Youtube botts determine what videos kids are watching, and then create mashups of images, songs, and Buzzword Hashtags in order to keep them. Watching and no amount of gatekeepers or regulators can keep out those with nefarious intent including those who create videos of lovable cartoon characters doing horrifying things the new. York Times covered this dangerous phenomenon a few years ago in a peace with this headline on Youtube kids startling video slipped past filters. One tampered with video featured kids, cartoon character, pepe pig being literally tortured by her dentist. It showed up on Youtube S- front page when users type in just a few basic search terms thankfully youtube caught it and eventually removed it look at the very least. Parents must diligently monitor what their kids are watching online. However, we must diligently push back on those parts of our digital culture that are now going largely unquestioned cultures most powerful, not where it is the loudest. But in what it normalizes screen time worldview messages, the inept concept of consent and yes child celebrity isn't children bear the image of God they exist because he loves them not so that they could fulfill the
Free speech and the struggle against misinformation ahead of 2020 election
"Last week, The New York Post published a potentially damaging story about Hunter Biden, son of the Democratic presidential nominee. Based on emails, The Post said, were provided by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and originally harvested from a laptop computer left in a Delaware repair shop. There were enough questions about the authenticity of the emails that most mainstream media declined to publish the story, but it's the kind of content that Khun spread like wildfire on Social media. In a remarkable move Twitter on Wednesday Band users from sharing links to the story because it said the emails may have been hacked and contained private information. It reversed course two days later after Republicans accused Twitter of censorship. But the episode illustrates a question our guest, Emily Bazelon, has been thinking about in an age when questionable, Perhaps even fabricated content can sweep through the digital world unchecked. Does our traditional commitment to unfettered free speech still serve democracy. And the cover story for this week's New York Times Magazine, Basil on surveys the impact that lies and conspiracy theories sometimes promoted by foreign actors can have on our political discourse. And she explores how other countries think differently about free speech and its relationship to a healthy democracy. Emily Bazelon is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a journalist. She's a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote fellow for Creative Writing at Yale Law School. She's also the author of two books. She joins us from her home in New Haven, Connecticut. Emily Bazelon welcome back to fresh air. Thanks so much for having me you open your piece with a story that began making the rounds some months back, among right wing voices on the Internet that there was a plan by the forces of Joe Biden to stage a coup to take over the government in connection with the November election. First of all, what was the basis of this claim? Great. So this is ahh concocted claim and the sort of colonel at the center of it was a project called the Transition Integrity Project, a group of about 100 academics and journalists and pollsters and former government officials and former campaign the staff staffers. They started meeting over the summer to kind of game out various scenarios for the November election, and so they were basically testing American democracy in the event that President Trump wins in the event that vice President Biden winds To see in various scenario is what could happen. And in the event, there's a contestant result in a long, nasty count. Yes, exactly especially in the event if there's a contestant result in litigation and other possibilities, and so in one of their several scenarios, Biden wins the popular vote but loses the Electoral College. And so in that hypothetical case they imagined the Democrats would get desperate. And they might consider encouraging California and the Pacific Northwest to threaten to secede in exchange for pressuring Republicans to expand the size of the Senate. So Rosa Brooks, who was one of the organizers of this project, She's a law professor at Georgetown. She published an essay where she mentioned this threat to succeed in one sentence in an essay in The Washington Post. On the next day, you see someone named Michael Anton's, a former national security adviser to President Trump. He has an article called The Coming CU Question. Mark and based on Rosa Brooks is characterization of what the transition integrity project was doing. He starts saying that Democrats are laying the groundwork for a revolution and then you see that article take off in extremist online communities. There is AH podcast maker named Dan Bongino, who's a big trump supporter. He makes videos about it. One of them has the tag. They are telling you what they are going to do exclamation point his videos pull in millions of views. Then you see the story. My great toe, a right wing website called Revolver News Revolver. News starts to spin up the idea that Norm Eisen, who participated in the transition Integrity project and is a longtime Democratic lawyer in Washington. That he's at the center of this supposed coup. And from there, Tucker Carlson feature someone talking about this concocted made up story on his show. And then you see it just go viral on social media and get picked up by lots of groups, including, like a county Republican organization in Oregon, So it is Perfect kind of story because it pulls in both traditional media in the form of Fox and also social media. And then you see President Trump get involved. He tweets in praise of Revolver news, and then he tweets quote the November 3rd election result may never be accurately determined, which is what some want. And that's a kind of typical dark, slightly vague, foreboding kind of warning from President Trump that further perpetuates this coup narrative. And then Trump later retreat. Someone talking about a coup with regard to Nancy Pelosi. So you see from this hypothetical project that was really meant to be a kind of academic exercise about the election. This whole sat of conspiracy theories on the right that get a lot of play in the media on social media, and then from the president
"Welcome to cats Miss and Mysteries. I'm kept crumb today real Ruckus Ray. I know you were watching the quote debate intensely. What was your takeaway? Well kid, there were a lot of subtleties and that's what real Ruckus it's all about separating the chaff from the wheat, but the obvious messages will be rehashed over and over the fowl obvious things that were said by Mister Trump and mr. Biden you can catch on your podcast and mass media and and wherever you take in your news, but what I'm going to do is I'm gonna forget about my fact-checkers and forget about my constitutional historical professors and I'm going to talk about one key message. Okay, r a little trepidation. What would that message be that message is vote and I'm going to cover a lot of interesting territory on this kit. All right. We'll take it away Ray. Okay with all and I've just said talking to mr. Crum and the back of your head. The question comes out. Why vote now, this was something that was it was his life on by both the president and the vice president. Mr. Trump and mr. Biden. So I I asked a question. Why vote most of us walk around in a naively Elevate wage state of impunity. No one is going to forcibly tell us what to do or limit where we can go. Nobody is going to kick down our door or drain our bank account. But this moment in time there is a raised awareness of civil rights now hang in with me on this because I'm bringing it all to him ahead to a point. This might be illustrated by peaceful protest wage. The civil rights that is these folks would declare their First Amendment right of freedom of speech now, if you're pro-nra, then you might cite the Second Amendment of the Constitution the right page. To bear arms these and many other protections come from a piece of paper the Constitution and yet if not enforce the Constitution becomes meaningless Le meaningless still may I ask you to question? Why vote if we allow the provisions of the Constitution to be ignored just once and only a single part because we agree with the ideology and other people in charge at any given moment in time, then you might as well start a racing aspects of the Constitution that you and they don't agree with thus rendering our constitutional democracy damaged again, I ask why vote a damaged and ignored Constitution like a bad case of poison oak may seem superficial at first but not burn that poison oak and inhale the smoke what was once superficial is now internal and damaging your lungs the problem, is that a damaged Constitution like damaged lungs Mekong. Around for a long time without a quick fix the question why vote now evolves into who do you vote for? Who do I put in a position of power? Well Article 2 of The Constitution is impossibly vague about the president's Powers. But if we were to look back over the past one hundred years there would be no denying an increase in what are called executive powers powers that bypass Congress you would see that presidents during that hundred year. Ruled by executive power rather than by Consulting with off and getting approval by the Constitution as a constitution says and with these executive powers, they direct a massive administrative state with jurisdiction over everything from Environmental Policy to regulation of the airwaves throughout the last hundred years presidents of waged undeclared war without Congressional confirmation. This would include Harry Truman in North birth. Korea President Richard Nixon and Cambodian President Bill Clinton in Bosnia Franklin Roosevelt imprisoned over 100,000 Americans during World War II numerous presidential called in federal troops to suppress working-class inserections, which ended in American death recently President George W bush secretly authorized spying on Americans inside the United States without any review from the courts these unregulated Powers accrue overtime and remain as a part of the Office of the President Bush is why it's important to not just vote but to examine who you are voting for and perhaps asking how will they address these unopposed Powers executive powers off then a constitution and political scholars believe there is a very real chance of our democracy failing In Our Lifetime with tyranny taking his place. That means somebody could kick in your wage. Or somebody could drain your bank account. Someone could tell you when and where you can go the fourth President of the United States. I was James Madison said factions formed public opinion spreads quickly particularly on issues that evoke ideology and passion people become polarized and look for opinions that mirror existing beliefs and isn't that where we are now as a country as people forming ideology based on passion and political opinions that mirror existing beliefs, so I say vote and vote carefully because a person you put in power maybe the first nail in the coffin of our constitutional democracy think about it off and remember question conventional wisdom, and don't believe everything you think.
"truman" Discussed on Bourbon on the Cheap
"The article included the section on the then Administration now President Truman does not settle momentous controversies on the basis of a teetotaler versus tipler, but anyone who knows him is aware that there is quite likely to be a stronger bond between him and a southern gentleman who likes a hooker of red and then between him and an arid low one. It should come as no surprise of both sides of Truman's family came from America's most famous whisky producing state, Kentucky, but despite his lineage. He seemed to keep his appreciation for the spirit and his foreign policy separate. He shut down the nation's distilleries for 60 days in nineteen forty-seven to preserve grain, which was sent overseas to help hungry Europeans. The move was particularly touched of America distiller, since they were just getting started after World War Two when most of them have been producing High proof alcohol for use and rubber explosives the antifreeze for the Armed Forces. It was a rough. For drinks with stocks of straight whiskey running low. Ultimately Truman's fondness for bourbon. Not only broaden his appeal but helped him defeat his much-heralded opponent Republican Thomas Dolby Truman's campaign. According to David McCullough's Pulitzer prize-winning biography Truman ran on a diet of bourbon and poker while Dewey staff and the company press favored the more rarefied, off of martinis in a bridge. The presents liquor preference was no chiefs election season publicity stunt. The straight-talking mid Westerner was an unabashed whiskey fan for years being most days with a gram of old grand-dad or Wild Turkey Bourbon and a power walk off. The regimen according to piccola's book was perhaps responsible for his good health that lasted well into his late sixties bourbon could also melt the awkwardness or the awkward formalities of the features Washington after losing a tough fight at the Supreme Court went even his own appointees declared his attempt to temporarily nationalize the steel industry unconstitutional trim and found himself invited to an Old Alexandria home for a cocktail party with Supreme Court Justices William O, black and Hugo, excuse me, William O Douglas and Hugo black as McCullough recounted in Trumansburg it the start of the evening Truman. So polite seemed a bit testy remembered William O Douglas, but after the bourbon and canopies were passed he turned to age. Go and said he go. I don't care much for your law. But by golly this bourbon is good later in life. Truman's physician a constructed him to imbibe. The doctor says he should drink that is good for him. It's relaxing for him and that it's particularly good for people who are older and having hardening of the arteries or restricted circulation and so forth and his son-in-law he clipped and Daniel a 1972 energy did you said so he is not only permitted to offer but encouraged to drink but of course not too much besides this morning constitutional trim and usually enjoyed his whiskey with water or a ginger ale but nowhere near the excess one might.
"truman" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition characterized by extreme mood swings from mania to depression. Like schizophrenia, it can include psychosis. This makes it difficult for psychologists to distinguish between the two because both can trigger hallucinations or disordered thinking. Unfortunately, there's no standardized test to confirm whether a patient has bp or schizophrenia, but ongoing therapy can help a counselor determine the correct diagnosis. and Tom's bipolar disorder suggests that the Truman show delusion had three possible causes, schizophrenia, drug, abuse or bipolar disorder. And the movies seemed to be a factor, too. Well there were similar delusions in earlier decades. No one had developed tst before the Truman show debuted. Until yet. Another patient proved to be an out liar. Kyle had T. S., D. and polar disorder, but he I experienced the Truman show delusion in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty nine. Nine years before the film was released. Like some of the goals, more recent patients, coyote distrusted technology. Since? He was an accomplished sailor. Kyle preferred to escape the complexities of life on land for the simplicity of the open sea. But even in the remotest parts of the Ocean Kyle believed he was under constant observation. His show's producers communicated with him through hidden messages. Like Tom Kyle had no history of drug abuse though he went through periods of heavy drinking. His delusion waxed and waned as his bipolar disorder. Throw him into manic and depressive episodes. When the Truman show was released in Nineteen, ninety eight. Kyle likely incorporated its narrative into his reality. He may have believed the film was proof. His delusions were validated. Luckily, Kyle sought treatment for his bipolar disorder. He took medication adopted an active lifestyle and relied on a supportive network of family and friends. The treatments were a success they help. Kyle seized control over his bipolar disorder and his Truman show. Delusion symptoms faded. But bipolar disorder has no cure. Patients like kyle can manage their symptoms, but their delusions might still return from time to time. Which means they're? TST May reappear as well. Luckily Kyle had Ian and Joel Gold on his side, and they were all hell bent on solving the bigger mystery hand. Why were so many patients delusions so eerily similar? All of the Gold's TST. Clients believe their lives were recorded twenty four seven. And that every other person in the world was a participant in the show. It was also common for patients to believe they'd receive a grand prize once they completed all the demands, they heard from disembodied voices. In addition, each of their patients was American, but that didn't mean anything. The goals practice was based in the United States, but they wondered how much culture shaped the delusion and expanded their scope to look for patients outside the United States. In nineteen, Ninety eight the same year, the Truman show debuted a Japanese man will call the Soobee found himself alone and naked in Tokyo apartment. twenty-three-year-old! Was An aspiring comedian, so at first he was excited to participate in a brand new reality show. But newbies producers took most of his possessions including his clothes, he was left with only a small table, a stack of postcards, magazines and the camera to document his journey. Naked and alone Masugi had to enter as many male in contests as he could, he couldn't buy anything. He could only live on whatever prizes he won. The show's premise was. Can a man live on sweepstakes alone? Meanwhile his every move was filmed. Masugi understood that once he won the show. The footage would be edited and broadcast. But he couldn't finish the competition until he satisfied the producers demand. He had to win a million yen in prizes about ten thousand. American dollars. So Nissho played the game. He entered two hundred mailing contests a day, often winning useless items like bicycles and women's underwear. Early on, he won a bag of rice, but to producers had taken his pots and pans. He had no way to cook it. Instead the soobee eight dog food to survive. Still Nasu be persisted believing that his suffering would inevitably be rewarded. He rambled at his camera for hours as his hair group wild, and untamed his body thin, and his skin grew sick and pale. After nearly a year masugi finally one. But instead of rewarding him, the producers blindfolded him and took Masugi to another apartment, telling him to start the game over again. As, Masugi disrobed, the walls of the apartment fell down. Soobee found himself in a huge brightly lit film studio. Millions of viewers laughed applauded as Confetti fell from the ceiling. Nasu B.'s experience was completely real..
"truman" Discussed on Medical Mysteries
"Been changed throughout this episode. We've chosen pseudonyms to present this story. In Two thousand and three twenty six year old Andrew Jones took a train from Pennsylvania to New York City. He was anxious. His poem sweated as he suspiciously I the other passengers. When the car stopped at Penn Station Andrew pushed his way through the crowds exiting the station to a bustling cityscape. Andrew had come to New York for one reason to visit Ground Zero. Over the past two years, he turned the event over and over in his mind. But something about nine eleven felt unbelievable to him as if it never really happened. He needed to see it with his own two eyes. Andrew staggered through the streets of New York seeming lost and dazed. But on his way to the World Trade Center he spotted the United Nations headquarters suddenly. He decided he needed to get inside. Andrew banged on the doors, but a security guard refused to let him in. Through the glass a breathless. Andrew insisted he needed to speak with someone. He demanded asylum as if he were a refugee. Empathizing with Andrews Distress but came out to comfort him. But, Andrew didn't want. Comfort Confused terrified and frustrated Andrew took a swing at the guard, and after a short scuffle, he was arrested and brought to a nearby psychiatric facility Bellevue Hospital. Dr Joel Gold met with the restrained Andrew, the patient was uncooperative, demanding to speak with the director. Dr Gold could tell that Andrew was in crisis, but before he could help his patient Dr Gold had to understand what was really troubling him. That's when Andrew revealed that his entire life was ally. Nefarious TV producers had manipulated him for years in broadcast every moment. When our bodies fail, we trust doctors to diagnose the problem, but medicine isn't always an exact science. Sometimes, it's a guessing game with life or death stakes. This is medical mysteries, a podcast original I'm molly and I'm Richard. Every Tuesday will look at the strangest real life medical cases in history and the experts who raced against the clock to solve them. As. We follow these high intensity. Stories will explore medical research. That might solve the puzzle. Next week in part to will analyze all the evidence and try to find an answer. You can find episodes of medical mysteries, and all other park has originals for free on spotify over ever you listen to podcasts to stream medical mysteries for free on spotify just open the APP and type medical mysteries in the search bar. This is our first episode. On the Truman, show delusion, a mental health condition in which someone believes they're being watched like twisted reality show. This week we'll meet Charlie among other patients who believed he was the secret star of a game show will explore his struggles to get a diagnosis and treat his condition. Next week will analyze the factors that may trigger tst and examined theories about why this particular delusion is so widespread. We have all that and more coming up. Stay with us. In one, thousand, nine, hundred ninety one screenwriter Andrew. Nicole wrote a script called the Malcolm show. The main character was an antisocial alcoholic in what he believed to be. New York City, but Malcolm actually lived on a Hollywood back lot and hidden cameras recorded his every move. Seven years later. A lighter more upbeat version of Nicole script debuted. Directed by Peter we're the Truman. Show starred Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who has no idea. He's The star of a reality TV show. Truman's father mother, best friend, wife, and everyone else he knows are cast, or crew hired to deceive him, but eventually Truman sees the truth. His false friends and family try to convince him that he's delusional, but he doesn't buy it instead. He grows more erotic and violent. Finally he escapes to reality. In Nineteen Ninety eight twenty one year old Andrew. Jones saw the Truman show in theaters. When he went back to his Pennsylvania that night, he couldn't get the movie's premise out of his mind. Andrew wondered if he too was the only real person living in a fabricated world. Over the next few months, the concept dominated Andrews life like Truman. He believed he was surrounded by actors, pretending to be his friends and family. Around that time, he also noticed apparent coded messages. It seemed like someone was hinting about the TV show for example whenever someone said the word cool, they were in on the scheme. In the film, Truman longs to travel to Fiji. On the side of the world from his home, and he believes he can escape the reality show if he just gets away from his familiar hometown. Inspired by this point. Andrew tried to book a plane ticket to a foreign country, but international flights were too expensive, so he developed another plan. Andrew would go to Ground Zero in New York City. He come to believe that. The producers of his show had staged the nine eleven terrorist attacks. If, he could prove the tragedy hadn't really happened. Maybe he could finally escape the show..
"truman" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"At the nineteen forty eight Democratic Convention Truman had vowed to fight hard and give the Republicans. Hell on the campaign trail at sixty four years old. Truman did just that in September and October of nineteen, Forty Eight Truman traveled over twenty thousand miles by train, giving speeches as many as ten per day, his large crowds frequently chanted, give them Hell Harry. On the campaign trail, Truman promised to give to the communist to and he blamed the Republican controlled Congress for forcing him to confront the issue with one hand, tied behind his back to a crowd of thousands in Oklahoma City determined to cried. I charge that the Republicans have impeded and made more difficult our efforts to cope with communism in this country Truman, urged the Oklahoma audience not to sit at home, but go out and vote. Truman attack. The do nothing good for nothing Republicans mercilessly calling them bloodsuckers and Glutton's of privilege to appeal to progressive new. Deal Democrats Truman slammed Republicans for their anti Labor positions as Truman call for instituting fair labor laws and raising the minimum wage. But despite Truman's heroic efforts, Thomas Dewey was still ahead in the polls. A Gallup poll in October show, do we with a comfortable lead? Forty nine point five percent to Truman's forty four point five percent in the final weeks of the campaign, major newspapers across the country declared the dewey's victory was all but certain life magazine ran a picture of Dewey with the caption, the next president of the United States the Chicago Tribune, was so confident of Dewey's victory than on election night. They went to press early in the headline Dewey Defeats Truman. It's become one of the most famous printing errors in American history on election day in nineteen, forty, eight Harry Truman one over twenty, four million popular votes and three hundred and three electoral votes, defeating Dewey, who received just under twenty, two million popular votes and one eighty nine electoral votes. The Democrats fared well across the board, reclaiming the House and the Senate. Two days later one of the one hundred fifty thousand copies of the erroneously headlines Chicago. Tribune made its way into the hands of Harry Truman, who stood on the back of a train car in Saint Louis the Tribune had previously written off Truman calling him a Nincompoop on the back of that train car. Truman had his revenge. He held up a copy the paper and smiled as a slew photographers captured the moment and the Tribune's greed just mistake for history. In the nineteen forty eight election, Progressive Democrats mainly farmers, laborers and union workers largely voted for Truman Truman also received a larger portion of the African American. Vote than FDR and most significantly. Truman's victory proved that a Democrat could win. The White House without a solid south standing behind him. If the DIXIECRATS had not defected from the Democratic Party. Truman's margin of victory would have been even bigger Strom Thurmond, one thirty nine electoral votes that likely would have gone to Truman progressive candidate Henry Wallace received none. In the end it might be said that the nineteen four eight election came down to personality. Truman had the pluck of an underdog, the fight of a man with nothing to lose these qualities endeared him to the American. People do we on the other hand was careful with his words to such an extreme that he often came off as bland, unapproachable and stiff as one contemporary observer noted, do was like the little man on the wedding. In addition Truman's was arguably the better campaign, his fair deal for America, which advocated for universal healthcare and a raise, minimum wage, and delivered the people hope, and his Truman doctrine against communism made. Many Americans feel that they were in safe hands. But during his first elected turn Truman's hardline on communism would be put to the test. The tension of the Cold War would intensify and in a surprise move USSR would successfully detonate their own Tomek, bom. Communist would gain control in China and bloody conflict in Korea would turn into protracted quagmire Truman's popularity would plummet, and as the Democrat search for a new leader. The Republicans would try to rise to power on the back of a famous World War Two general, Dwight, D Eisenhower, but in the nineteen fifty to contest for the Republican. Establishment I would prove difficult to control. On the next episode of the game, the election of Nineteen fifty-two Dwight ICENHOWER. Determine Democratic Party United Behind the Popular Illinois governor had lay Stevenson, but in the run up to the nineteen fifty two contest I speak as cross to bear, is not the Democrats to member of his own party as I- defies the Republican establishment fights for the White House on his own terms, he does his best to rein in his vice presidential, running mate political powerhouse named Richard Nixon. Don't miss a single week of our marsh from Seventeen, eighty nine to twenty twenty hit the subscribe button and your podcast APP. Now this show is supported by you our. 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"truman" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"Law. When the plank was read aloud, the convention, southern delegates immediately pushed back one Mississippi delegate called out, give us the right to govern our own fundamental affairs Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey and author of the Civil Rights. Plank didn't back down. I say the time has come to walk out of the shadow of state's. And into the sunlight of human rights. Southern delegates argued that the plank was too much change too fast. Humphry responded to those who say that we are rushing the issue of civil rights I. Say to them. We are one hundred seventy two years late. The civil rights plank past six eighty, two to six fifty one Alabama walked out first then Mississippi to the sound of booze, and his the delegates ripped off their badges and toss them aside. The rest of the southern delegation stayed, I'll be begrudgingly. Southerners put forth a protest candidate, but he was a futile resistance Harry Truman won the nomination on the first ballot, but to pacify the embittered southerners, and in an attempt to foster party. Unity Truman Selected Kentucky senator all W Barclay as his running mate, but party unity would be hard to come by on the night of Truman's acceptance speech. All Hell would break loose. July nineteen, forty, eight, the delegates of the Democratic National Convention crammed into Philadelphia's conventional. It's late and the delegates are exhausted to Democrats stand near the front of the stage DNC official Jack Reading in Ohio Congressman Mike Kirwin whose face is dripping with sweat. Oh, it is hot as Hades in here hundred degrees at least up swimming in my own sweat. Well, who isn't? Outside the summer heat is sweltering inside the hall. The only thing more pronounced than the heat is the tension. Harry Truman has won the nomination, but the path to victory was deeply contentious soon. Truman will make his acceptance speech, but before he does party leaders have a special event plan convention chairman. Sam Rayburn takes the stage and speaks into the microphone distinguish Elliott's. It is my pleasure to introduce to you. Mrs Emma Goofy Miller. Miller the sister of a well known Democratic Senator is hoping to lighten the mood. Emma Commission that Pennsylvania Forest Association to make a surprise for President Truman a massive Liberty Bell may not have flowers that weighs nearly one hundred fifty pounds. The bell sits on stage for all the delegates to see. As Miller walks onto the platform. The crowd goes wild. The two men near the front of the stage turn their attention from the heat to the flowers. What's this all? Just waiting to see Mrs Miller has a surprise in store for us. What kind of surprise agents? Herlin seems confused, but on the last break reading saw the pigeons himself hidden away in secret compartments inside the Liberty Bell. Before reading has a chance to explain. Mrs Miller waves her hand and gives a secret signal. The trap door when Lisa's and nearly forty pigeons take flight, but immediately Mrs Miller notices. Something is wrong to of the pigeons are dead in their cages from the heat and the lucky survivors don't make an orderly exit. Most fly to the rafters, but a handful go preserve. One of the pigeons lands on Chairman Ravens head. He swatted away screaming. Other pigeons fly right over the heads of delegates, leaving splatters of droppings in their wake. People scream shout docked to the ground and covered their heads to prevent the pigeon from packing their ISO. Jack Reading shakes his head in disbelief. He's the DNC publicist. He had nothing to do with this preposterous stunt. A turns a congressman current. And what Damn fool could have thought of a thing like this? This heat all be dead. Bad enough having the southerners in the Wallace I`ts actress. Now we gotta have someone arraigned for the SPCA to have as. The unleashing of the pigeons, from Mrs, Millers Liberty Bell was meant to be a celebration. The chaos that ensued was perhaps a portend of what was to come in July the same month. As the Democratic Convention, the Progressive Party met in Philadelphia and officially nominated Henry Wallace days later the Democrats who had walked out held a convention of their own in Birmingham Alabama there the newly-formed state's rights party, commonly known as the dixiecrats nominated the fiery South Carolina Governor J Strom Thurmond, while it progressives called for an end to the cold. War The dixiecrats defended segregation condemned federal encroachment into state's rights. For Truman this month. July was a disaster. His party had splintered into three factions and a much-needed post convention. Bump in the polls never came. So by the end of July Thomas, dewey was well ahead in every national poll, many in the press pronounced troops candidacy dead. Many in the Truman Administration Lost Hope, but Harry Truman did not as the fall campaign got underway in earnest, Truman would try to inject his staff with a shot of optimism. He would attempt to pull off one of the greatest upset victories in history of presidential elections. It's late July nineteen forty eight at sixteen, hundred Pennsylvania Avenue. The mood at the white. House is frantic but SOM- The national polls show Thomas Dewey with a commanding lead most Washington insiders agree. Truman's candidacy is doomed. Truman and his staff gathering the Oval Room to discuss the upcoming presidential contest as staffers go back, and forth strategizing and analyzing his prospects for Victory Truman sits at his desk quietly, taking it all in. He sends his more than discouragement from the group. He sends his defeat. Concern Truman listens intently as one of his staffers talk to his press, secretary and close friend Charlie Ross. Helpless Charlie nothing is hopeless. We have no chance of winning none at all. As we can do go down fighting. Hearing, this Truman suddenly stands. The room falls to a hush all turn to the president. He speaks in a firm and steady voice we. are going to win. Truman is not the sort of man to accept defeat. He slowly walks around to the front of his desk with determination in his eyes and intensity and his voice. He proceeds to rally the troops I expect to travel all across this country. I expect to talk at every whistle-stop. We're going to be on the road from Labor. Day to the end of the campaign chairman stairs, the defeated staffer down. It's going to be tough on everybody, but that's the way it's gotta be I know I can take. Then Truman flashes, a slight grin with a twinkle in his eye. He turns to address the whole room. I'm only afraid. I'll kill some of my staff. And I like you all very much..
"truman" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"To his side, and he might be able to use them to help. Taft Eke out a victory. Republican Party leaders wanted a peaceful convention, and for good reason, the nineteen forty eight Republican convention was broadcast over a new medium that was changing the face of communication television. Though the new technological wonder was gaining popularity throughout the nation. It's reach was regional and not yet national, but that didn't stop convention attendees awareness of the cameras. They knew very well. That television changed appearances as Time magazine observed good looking women turn into witches and Dapper men, become unshaven bums, and with television broadcasts of the nineteen forty eight Republican National Convention, having the potential to reach a half million screens and the surrounding area convention. Ten Dis were conscious of their looks. Thomas. Dewey was fully aware of the potential impact of television for decades party leaders engaged in negotiations with delegates sometimes out in the open right on the convention floor. Do we wisely instructed his managers to conduct all official campaign business away from the eyes of the cameras? Some of these out of sight negotiations to. And Taft by surprise in order for staff into block his path and helped half take the nomination. The state, of Pennsylvania was a must win going into the convention, Pennsylvania was already firmly in the taff column, but Stassen Taft didn't anticipate Thomas Dewey's deft political maneuvering. On June, twenty second nineteen, forty eight. The State of Pennsylvania made a sudden announcement that took the convention by surprise. The Keystone State announced that it was switching its votes from taft to doing. Afterwards one delegate call that there goes the ballgame. It's unclear exactly. What do we trade it away to secure Pennsylvania? But the story does reveal important fact about the candidate. Dewey's political skill was not charming, a crowd or shining in front of a camera. It was working the party machinery behind closed doors. At a press conference after the Pennsylvania announcement when reporters asked how he felt, he answered with a smile and a short sentence I feel swell. On this wall called. The delegates to this convention. HAVE CAST. One Thousand Ninety four votes. Thomas e Dewey of New York or President of the United. States an I declare that he is nominated unanimously all the Republican nomination president of the United States. Do, we won the Republican nomination on the third ballot. The party platform was a reflection of his policies, moderate and anti-isolationist. Do we also made a wise pick for vice president, the Popular California Governor Earl Warren a future Supreme Court justice. Do He didn't believe in passion or theatrics. He fought his battles thoughtfully and often through secret negotiation. Skills were enough to win the Republican primary, but would they be enough to overcome incumbent president? Harry Truman. The Dewey campaign was confident that could, especially as they knew, they weren't. The only opposition President Truman was facing in the lead up to their nineteen forty convention, the Democratic Coalition looked ready to splinter to win. The Democratic nomination for President Truman would have to contend with too extreme actions in his own party one from the right and one from the left. In the nineteen forties, the Democratic Party was teetering on the brink in large part, because many Democrats were fed up with Harry Truman. Fear of Communist infiltration into American society was widespread, too many President Truman's Truman doctrine, which sought to use containment to prevent the further spread of communism, internationally was a failed policy, but for many Progressives Truman stance on communism was far too harsh, and for many conservatives Truman's nonstop. The issues of civil rights were a major cause for concern and so in the nineteen forty eight election. Truman would have a fight on his hands. The first round was with his commerce. Secretary Henry Wallace. By the standards of his day Henry, Wallace was extremely liberal. He had served as FDR's first vice president, but eventually walls, pro civil rights, and Pro Labor views had alienated him from many conservative Democrats especially in the south, ultimately FDR had been forced to part ways with Wallace in his place. He had selected Harry Truman as his running mate at the nineteen forty four Democratic convention as a consolation prize Wallace was named FDR's commerce, secretary, For Truman. The first sign of trouble with Wallace had occurred back in nineteen forty six. Truman took a hardline stance against the Soviets leaving. America should compete with the USSR for Global Dominance Wallace believed the two nations should coexist peacefully, and then America should adopt a policy of cooperation. Wallace was far too vocal with these opinions for Truman's liking and so Truman asked for his resignation. But unknowingly by jetting Wallace Truman had set the stage for conflict in the nineteen forty eight election. It wasn't long before Wallace announced his intention to run as a presidential candidate for the newly revived Progressive Party, and throughout the spring and summer of nineteen, forty, eight Wallace's campaign picked up steam. The audiences at his rallies had steadily grown, as had the dollars had managed to race. But going into the Democratic National Convention in July nineteen forty. Eight, Henry Wallace wasn't Truman's biggest obstacle that was overcoming opposition from his own party. Especially Southern Democrats the southern Democrats did not want Harry Truman a man. They saw as being too friendly to the issue of civil rights and many Progressive Democrats who would not join Henry Wallace and the progressive. Party were eager firm alternative as well. For many the answer was obvious. General Dwight, D Eisenhower, whereas he's more commonly known I. I was publicly a political agnostic, neither a committed Republican, nor affirmed Democrat this fact alone made him dangerous because I had the potential to build a bipartisan coalition additionally Ike Saronic, leadership in World War Two had made him a household name. The American people knew him, and they trusted him, so the Anti Truman. Camp made appeal to the general, luckily for Truman Eisenhower did not want the job on July ninth nineteen, Forty eight Ike released a statement, saying in no uncertain terms that he would not accept the Democratic nomination for president leaving Truman's path to the nomination looking clear. But days later at the Democratic National Convention Philadelphia. The forces of opposition would make one last stand. Going into the Convention Truman and the Democratic leadership knew that a fight over civil rights was coming, and so did the southern Democrats prior to the convention. The Alabama delegation had pledged that if the party adopted a civil rights plank in the platform, their delegates would walk out even so the week before the convention, the Committee in charge of the platform powered ahead with Truman's blessing and drafted a civil rights plank. The final version stated that the Democratic Party would work to eradicate all racial religious and economic discrimination. We again state our belief that racial and religious minorities have the right to live the right to work the right to vote the full and equal protection.
"truman" Discussed on American Elections: Wicked Game
"In the Nineteen Thirties organized crime was rampant and taking on the mob in New York was a dangerous proposition but New York. Prosecutor Thomas do was not one to run from a fight. DEWEES investigation and subsequent prosecution of mobster. Lucky Luciano helped launch his political career. Dewey's rise in Republican politics was meteoric. Do we would serve as US attorney in the southern district of New, York District Attorney For New York County, the governor of New, York and finally the Republican nominee for president in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty four. Though. Do we lost that election to FDR? He did not lose his status inside his party. In the nineteen forty eight contest do he would again try for the White House. But to take back the presidency for the Republicans, do with I have to rise to the top of a crowded field of potential nominees and challenging incumbent president, fighting through a barrage of opposition. This is episode forty, one, nineteen, forty eight. Do we versus Truman Purses Thurmond versus Wallace Gang Buster? Four Time Harry Truman was a popular president in large part because of his leadership during the latter part of World War, two by May of Nineteen forty-five Hitler was dead, Germany had surrendered, and the Axis powers had crumbled safe for Japan which fought on alone worried that an invasion of Japan would be too costly in American lives. Truman resorted to other methods. On, August sixth nineteen forty-five, the United States dropped the newly developed atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan days later, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki Truman's faithful decision brought a swift end to the war, but it also had unintended consequences. The American economy struggled to adjust to the abrupt peacetime inflation. Spite taxes remained high prices soared even as wages, stagnated and labor unrest grew. Grew more ubiquitous overseas. The wartime coalition between the United States, and the USSR broke apart as Eastern Europe fell under the control of the Soviets. The ensuing Cold War between the free, West and the Communist East left many Americans fearful that America's enemies might develop an atomic bomb of their own and many Americans laid the blame for all of this at Truman's feet. Going into the nineteen forty-six midterms Republicans across the country ran on a simple but effective campaign slogan in the form of a question. Had, enough. Another pond to err, is Truman and the Republicans Anti Truman campaign worked in the nineteen forty-six midterms. Republicans trounced the Democrats, the GOP, one back the house, and the Senate to further check the Democrats the Republican controlled Congress pushed through the Twenty Second Amendment which limited a president to two terms, a direct shot at the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt and going into the nineteen forty eight contest Republican saw, further opportunity and a means to put an end to the Democrats longstanding presidential streak. The man many hoped would lead the charge against Harry. Truman was New York Governor Thomas Dewey. Dewey we announce his candidacy in January of nineteen forty-eight in the minds of many dewey political moderate, was a perfect foil to Truman, though Truman and dewey largely agreed on foreign policy. Do we was much more conservative in his approach to domestic affairs? By though do he was the front runner in the minds of many he was not the first candidate in the race to measure Republicans had already declared senator. Robert Taft the son of America's Twenty-seventh, President William Howard Taft and Harold Stassen. The former governor of Minnesota and both men gave Dewi plenty of cause for concern. Taft had sharp intellect, a famous last name and a nickname that matched his classically conservative Persona Mr Republican. Taft was a tried and true conservative, and with the rising tension of the Cold War looming taft ran his campaign on an isolationist platform which drew sharper contrast with Truman. But Harold Stassen was the more immediate threat in the arena of Republican. Politics do was accustomed to being the young fresh face candidate going up against men decades his senior Harold Stassen, though was five years his junior statins youthful energy earned him the nickname board governor, and because do we in staff, and we're not far apart politically to win the nomination do we would have more women vigour than Stan in the Republican primary? The primary system in the nineteen forties look very different from the one us today now to win delegates in the various state primaries, those delegates are bound to vote for that candidate at the party convention. In the nineteen forties, most delegates were not chosen by popular vote. They were chosen by party leaders in the individual states, only a small portion of delegate votes were actually decided by the primary contests, so the nomination was still won or lost at conventions, but in nineteen forty eight, the primary contests still held significance, they were way for candidates to test the viability of their message with the people. If a candidate performed well, it could create momentum going into the summer convention. They fell flat. Often their candidacy would fizzle. Do we ran adapt primary campaign while ingratiating himself to party leaders in the various states. Do we was the Polish face of a well orchestrated PR campaign? His time fighting the mob in New York had taught him what he believed was a valuable lesson about being in the public eye. Restraint is better than passion. Passion might put people off calm. Restraint would give them confidence and do. His manner gave party leaders, the confidence to line his pockets with campaign funds. which do we used on carefully crafted ads in newspapers, magazines and the radio do we was always careful with his words fully aware that saying the wrong thing might cost him the nomination. Stassen on the other hand was never shy about speaking his mind. He had a natural charm and charisma, and he was not afraid to break. The mold status had announced his candidacy back in nineteen forty six two years before the election extremely early in this time Stassen was arguably the first ever presidential candidate to launch a door to door canvassing campaign, according to life magazine in the early part of nineteen forty eight staff, and traveled six thousand miles knocking on doors, talking directly to the people. He recruited a staff of eager college students to help him campus. He raised. Raised loads of money. He articulated his opinions to the press, and he was on the rise, and though do we won the first primary contest in New Hampshire Stassen, won a handful of delegates, and for many was gaining momentum stassen won the next two primaries in Wisconsin and Nebraska, and not long after the Nebraska primary a Gallup poll, showed status, and well ahead of Thomas Dewey nationwide for the dewey campaign. The True Primary Test was in Oregon on May Twenty First Nineteen, Forty eight for Dui. It was do or Die Stan. One do we might have to withdraw? Politically Stassen and dewey. We're not too differentiated on domestic issues both to moderate approach, but they differed on at least one question, though how best to fight the rise of communism at home. Largely derived from the thinking of Karl Marx Communism is a political ideology based on common ownership, were rather state ownership of the means of production and absence of social classes for most Americans. In the late nineteen forties, the term communism was synonymous with the Soviet Union that meant a stifling centrally planned state economy and government controlled society, absent, many personal liberties that Americans held dear as such communism.
"truman" Discussed on This American President
"Some blamed Secretary of State Atchison. In a speech earlier that year at described a perimeter defense in Asia that the US would hold and not allowed to be breached. He had neglected to mention Korea and Taiwan as part of that perimeter, some believed that this signal to the communist that the United States would not intervene in the event of aggression in those places. It's hard to know if this was a factor either way. The Truman administration had a full blown crisis on its hands. As Truman met with his advisers, the consensus was that the Communists had to be stopped in Korea. In Cannon's original Strategy Korea was not specifically a strong point although Asia in general was, but that was out the window whether you supported strong point defense perimeter defense, it seems that the great conflict between freedom and tyranny were at stake in this one particular country. The question was. How would the United States respond? Should it send in ground troops? Should it just rely on air and naval? Power? Or should it just arm the South Koreans without getting too involved, or should it escalate to the highest level and threatened to use nuclear weapons? Truman wasn't ready to commit trips just five years earlier. American troops arrived home. He wasn't sure if they are ready to fight another war. especially in a region of the world that most Americans knew little about. But, he did order American air and sea forces to provide the Koreans with cover and support with General Douglas Macarthur America's supreme commander in Japan leading the effort. Then Truman decided to go to the United Nations for a resolution to intervene June twenty. The UN complied UN resolution eighty-three called for member states to furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea, as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and restore international peace and security in the area. At this point with American naval and air forces on the way, the logical step would seem to be for Truman to ask Congress for a declaration of war against North Korea, but for some reason truman and Ms. Advisors hadn't really considered this. Talking about a Congressional Declaration Truman aide George Elsey. said quote. Nobody thought of it at the time. And he added that they were quote too busy. Thinking of military action and United Nations action to try to cover up their tracks with congressional resolutions. Truman seem to believe that getting a UN authorization was sufficient to take action and superseded a congressional declaration of war. This was despite the fact that the US Constitution explicitly granted the power to declare war to Congress. But for Truman, going to Congress would be too much trouble. It may also have been the sense of urgency. The exigencies of the time when the presence of nuclear weapons meant that the president had to take action within minutes or seconds of the start of crisis to him. Congress was more of a stumbling block to defending America's national security. Truman was also careful in how he framed conflict, even though it seemed that America was about to engage in hostilities abroad. Truman was soon explaining to Congress that quote. We are not at war instead. He used the term police action. This signaled a new era in American Military History United States military, was engaging in hostilities abroad as part of an international coalition hostilities, but was not technically in a war. Although terminent I hope to avoid the introduction of ground troops. That changed very quickly. Macarthur was now convinced that air and naval power wouldn't be enough to repel the North Koreans on June thirtieth. He requested to divisions of combat. Forces for a Moment Truman agonized over the decision. He knew what this meant. It meant that just five years after the end of World War Two, he would be sending American men into combat once again. America would be at war whether or not it would be called a police action. You have to imagine what this meant. The country was war-weary and now the president was asking them to bear the burden of another conflict this time in a place where they weren't directly attacked where it wasn't clear that America had a direct stake. Most Americans had had very little knowledge of Korea or new any Koreans now they were being asked to go to war again for their sons to fight and die there. In one letter, an American citizen wrote to Truman quote in Heaven's name. What are you doing? The blood hasn't dried from World War Two. Truman later, said that approving MacArthur's request was the hardest decision of his presidency pretty amazing, considering that he decided to drop the bomb in Japan to develop the hydrogen bomb into confront stolen in Berlin, but he did approve the request. AUREA is a small country. Thousands of miles away. But what is happening, there is important to every American. On Sunday June twenty fifth. Communist, forces attacked the Republic of Korea. Free nations must be on. Their guard. More than ever before against this kind of sneak attack, we are united into testing. Communist slavery. We know that the cost of freedom is high. But we are determined to preserve our freedom, no matter what the calls. The seriousness of the situation unified the country Democrats and Republicans in general closed ranks behind Truman. Even, his strategy was being abandoned. Kenan also fell into line. Despite this not everyone was thrilled with the way Truman entered the conflict. Senator Taft criticized Truman's refusal to ask for a declaration of war, saying the president had quote no legal authority for what he has done. Subsequent presidents have fallen from example Lyndon Johnson did not request a declaration of war when he intervened Vietnam, nor did both bushes in their respective invasions of Iraq to some. This is the reality of the Cold War were international crises in the Nuclear Age cannot wait for the slow deliberation of Congress to others. This is a presidential usurpation of Congress's constitutional powers. That debate continues to this day. I'm not going to get too much into the specifics of the war except for a few points. The first few months were devastating for the American lead. You enforces the South Koreans. It was a hot humid summer. Americans were unfamiliar with the climate and the terrain. They were literally stuck in the mud, drenched by the monsoons. They're also outnumbered the North Koreans were ninety thousand strong while the South Koreans had twenty five thousand men, and the Americans had ten thousand. Macarthur was forced into a massive retreat and began desperately requesting for a massive increase of troops. Truman and his advisors faced an agonizing choice here they were in charge of the most powerful nation on earth. They of the atomic bomb at their disposal Korea was just a relatively small peninsula. They defeated the Nazis and the Japanese just a few years earlier. Surely the North Koreans wouldn't be a problem. But America's rapid demobilization after World War Two had left the military unprepared. There was a reason why NFC sixty eight requested. A tripling of the defense budget demobilization had decimated America's defense. By July, one, thousand, nine, hundred, Fifty Truman had decided to implement NFC sixty eight. The defense budget would increase dramatically originally. The Truman Administration had requested thirteen billion dollars in defense for nineteen fifty. By nineteen fifty two, it would reach sixty billion strong point. Defense was dead perimeter defense was in economic aid wasn't enough America's cold. War Policy had to be militarized..
"truman" Discussed on This American President
"George Kennan had called for facing the Soviets with strengh. Now Winston Churchill, perhaps the most admired man in the world, was putting the weight of his prestige behind that argument. Those. Who Feared Soviet? Expansionism were pleased by Churchill's speech. But others especially those on the left felt that Churchill's words were provocative that they would inflame the situation and pushed the Soviets away from us. Journalist Walter. Lippmann said that the speech was in quote. Almost catastrophic blunder more ominously stolen said that it was a quote call to war. Harry Truman's opinions during this time are bit ambiguous on one hand. He had no illusions about the type of regime. The Soviets Ran. In our previous episode we saw that he had given the Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov some tough talk, chastising him for Soviet violations of the Alta agreements. Truman had promised to be firm on the Russians. But. He also admitted to being charmed by stolen during their meeting at Potsdam and had said quote. I like stone. He straightforward to his close friend Charlie Ross. Truman said that he found the worries about Russia a bit excessive. Many of Truman's opponents on the right believe that his administration was failing to act against the Soviets allowing them to impose their rule on eastern Europe. They believed that this inaction was just as bad or even worse than what Neville Chamberlain had done with Hitler in late thirties that allowing Stalin to impose his will would only invite further aggression and make a future war inevitable Republican senator. Robert Taft said that the Democrats were quote so divided between Communism and Americanism that it's foreign policy can only be futile and contradictory and make the United States the laughing stock of the world. A young Republican congressman from California Richard, Nixon claimed that the trump administration was a quote front for un-american elements, wittingly or otherwise. Either way more officials in the Truman Administration. We're seeing the Soviets as a long term threat. Even, so it's one thing to recognize the Communist threat. It's a whole other thing to develop a strategy to deal with it. Now one thing I want to emphasize here is just how new everything was. There had never been anything like the Cold War. When you consider its scale and complexity how it turned conventional wisdom on its head. It was the first time you can really say that. The entire world was largely divided between two camps, the Americans and the Soviets. It was an ideological conflict, not just WANNA pure power. On one side you had the Americans leader, the capitalists and democratic world. On the other hand you had the Soviets the leader of the Communist, world. It was also different because it involved a weapon of unprecedented destructive power. Although the Americans alone had the bomb, the Soviets were undoubtedly racing to master as well. For the first time a conflict was developing which involved a weapon that could one day destroy all of humanity. This is where you really have to put yourself in the shoes of the people. At the time. We know history turns out. We know that in one thousand, nine, hundred, nine, the Berlin. Wall fell in Nineteen, ninety, one, the Soviet Union fell. But as I like to remind people. One at the time knew that that would happen. They felt just uncertain about their future as we do about ours. Now the Truman administration faced the challenge of developing policy to deal with this situation. I think it's easy to think of that strategy. simplistically as one of quote, screw the Communists. It's also easy to assume that American foreign policy at this time was a very simple thing or that everyone in the trump administration agreed with each other that it was a monolithic entity. I remember in college reading history books that portrayed members of the Truman. Administration as one giant unit of people who saw the Soviet Union in simplistic or unsophisticated terms, just as some form of unmitigated evil without any understanding the nuances of Communist ideology. But the evidence seems to show a much more complex response. The first question was. How does one even define success? There wasn't an actual hot war going on. We're there would be battles with a clear cut, winner and loser. This was a far more ambiguous conflict after all. How would the United States win this Cold War. Did victory mean the total collapse of the Soviet Union was at forcing the Soviets out of Europe, was it a world where both sides coexisted peacefully? And, what about the cost? Addressing security threats is expensive? It usually involves building up ones military, but arms races are expensive. America had just spent billions in. World War Two to defeat the Nazis and the Japanese not to mention the money it spent before that for the new deal. During the depression confronting a huge powerful nation like the Soviet Union was something that was likely to be very expensive. Where we willing to spend even more money in a conflict of indefinite duration. And what if in trying to confront the Soviets? We actually bankrupted ourselves. What would be the consequences of that? Would we defeating ourselves in trying to defeat the Soviets? And there is yet another dilemma. How do you protect yourself from a potential adversary, but do it in a way without provoking war? As the world learned in world, war one arms. Racists are inherently dangerous. Nations build up their weapons to defend themselves, and in the hopes of keeping the peace, but in doing so provoked their competitors to do the same thing. The result is usually increased tensions. If these tensions increased too much, they lead to war. American policymakers had to walk a tightrope. I mentioned George Kennan earlier, the man who wrote the long telegram. Well in the summer of nineteen, forty seven, he wrote another article that appeared in foreign. Affairs magazine. It was titled Quote. The sources of Soviet CONDUCT UNDER THE PSEUDONYM MR X. Will documents like these help us understand the kind of strategy. The Truman Administration undertook to deal with the Soviets. The most famous line from this article is quote the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet. Union must be that of long term patient, but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies. That word.
"truman" Discussed on This American President
"This immediately put Truman in fine. What do you do in this situation if he backed down and pulled American forces out or left them there without aid? America would appear weak so weak that it couldn't protect itself and its allies. Our friends would question our resolve. Remember the lesson of appeasement people felt our adversary would be emboldened but if Truman acted he ran the risk of escalation provoking Soviets into more aggressive. Action isn't hard to imagine war. Potentially breaking out remember events can spiral out of control. That was the lesson of World War. One rational decisions can lead to unintended consequences and potentially total disaster. But Truman didn't flinch and he countered the Soviets with a combination of both resolve and creativity. Truman rejected any ideas of a pullout saying quote. We stay in Berlin period. Just four days later after the blockade began Truman ordered a full-scale airlift operation to supply berliners with food water and supplies. It was a risky move because attempted the Soviets to shoot the planes down. If that happened fighting may ensue and it was also happening during the stress of presidential election year were Truman was running his own term. And where the political stakes were high but truman was willing to dare Stalin soon. American aircraft were flying in thousands of tons of food and supplies every day after about a year by the spring of one thousand nine hundred eighty nine two hundred seventy seven thousand. Flights delivered two point three million tons of food..
"truman" Discussed on This American President
"In another instance he led an attack on the Germans that save many lives in the US. Army's twenty eighth. Infantry Division. These were critical experiences in his life, giving him confidence as he pursued a career in public service. When he returned home, he quoted a woman named Best Wallace who he had known since he was six, and she was five. He proposed to her in nineteen eleven, but she turned him down. He was persistent and they finally married in Nineteen nineteen. They eventually had one daughter named Margaret. Soon Trim went into business and opened up a haberdashery, basically a store that sells men's clothing accessories, and fortunately this venture failed when the economy tanked in the early Twenties Truman was bankrupt, but he caught the eye of a local Party boss named Tom Pendergast who was looking for a candidate for public office. While most people didn't see much in Truman to Pendergast, he was an ideal candidate, a veteran who is known for hard work and honesty. He Convinced Truman to run for County Judge Eastern Jackson County in Nineteen, twenty, two, basically being a county supervisor, he won the election, thus Harry Truman began his political career. Pendergast was a typical political boss seen by many as corrupt and power hungry German got a reputation for competence and integrity. He adopted political views in the tradition of Jacksonian democracy, fighting for the interest of rural citizens in common folks against the corrupt establishment. This helped him get elected a US senator in nineteen thirty four. Truman arrived in Washington at the start of the Roosevelt Administration, as it was implementing its new deal policies to deal with the Depression Truman was a loyal Democrat and supported many of FDR's programs, but it was during World War Two when Truman really made a name for himself. He was appointed to chair a special Senate Investigative Committee which became known as the Truman Committee to investigate wasteful defense spending, according to some estimates, the train committee save the taxpayers about fifteen billion dollars, or about two hundred ten billion in today's dollars..
"truman" Discussed on The Good News Podcast
"Amazing come on into clear. Nice to meet you. Vic so much for coming in. Clair's is true. Yeah. Oh, wow. He's majestic most he's bigger than they expect. Hey truman. I'm here. You. My name is Claire Tyree, and I m Truman's human I don't usually say owner because I feel like that's sort of problematic language, and so I feel like I am gifted with the task of sharing Trubin with the world and for and since we are working in an audio medium. Let's and we're going to share a picture of Terminator instruments for sure. But I mean, how how would you how would you describe your? I mean, what what if we could paint a picture for our listeners. What would they see? Well, so around the corner from me, pretty cool ice cream recently opened up in Chicago, and I take Truman there sometimes in there are often children there, and I once told the child that Truman was half cow and have there and the child just fully believe me, and then I had that sort of guilty. Yeah. Guilty like I had lied to child as he was like exclaiming, his parents, the nature of this speech. But I think that is sort of Truman's. Of. Yeah. He's a hundred and seventy pound Saint Bernard. Yes. I mean, he's just he's a beauty to me. He's beautiful his, very, handsome and charming. And I do agree that he is a beast when you say the nature of this beast, even have for Roche outta for ocean. Almost no teeth yet. Whereas they were not in the best shape. So dental cleaning his front teeth removed. He's got his big teeth necessary ones. But his he has no teeth. Okay. That's fine. So clear, can you tell us about how you and Truman came to be together Truman, and I came together because I volunteered to foster with a rescue. Call just giants and Truman was the last dog that didn't have a foster home. And so he became my foster dog. And then we kind of just fell in love as soon as I brought him home. He just knew that he was home, and my family was like everyone just kept saying that it felt like we had known him forever. And why do you think he was maybe the last dog because he had some behavioral issues mainly? He was extremely stubborn and he had this habit. Where if he was outside he would just sit down and lie down and refuse to boo for forty five minutes, and he just would he just wasn't cooperative. And so when you adopted him, what are some of the things you had to do to get him back up to speed months. And months of training. I mean, he has taken Jilani lessons. He's taken obedient. He's taken swimming lessons. He had really bad separation anxiety for the first six months I had him..
"truman" Discussed on The Art of Manliness
"Maim welcome to the show. It's great to be here. Thank you for having me. So you got a new presidential biography out about my hairy. Truman called the accidental president. Harry Truman in the four months that changed the world before we get into Truman and his wise, the accidental president was the impetus behind this book as a time period that you've been writing about and then sort of naturally fell into talking about a writing about Truman. Yeah, that's actually right. I let me just say actually studied by earthy and graduate school, which makes me kind of rare specimen, especially guy who studied writing. Biography actually writes biography his for this is an interesting book because it's sort of a portrait of a guy, but it's really just fourteen at four months of his life. It's the first four months of his accidental presidency, which is basically the war to presidency of Harry. Truman. My previous book is called the arsenal democracy, and there's this chapter in there where this unknown Senator nineteen three is investigating Detroit car companies. Wondering why these car companies are not producing military criminal fast as they said they would, and it struck me as a mazing that this guy who was so obscure nineteen forty-three. Very few people really understood who was should become the most powerful man in the history of the world just two years later. And that's what the books of what happens after that suddenly becomes most powerful man in the history of the world. What is he do next? All right. So we're gonna talk about. We're gonna get to help. Truman became president by accident in like his whole political career as we'll see, like is a complete accident pretty much. But before we get there, let's talk about, you know, his political education, like what allowed him to get to that point where he was kind of thrust into the world stage in this position of supreme power in do. Okay. As we'll say as we'll see here. So I like Truman. What was his child childhood and teenage years? Like was e drew up in a form? What was what was that like? Well, what are the things? Let me just begin like this people were amazed when he. Became president that this was a guy who had never gone to college, never have the money to own his own home. Following in Franklin, Roosevelt footsteps and people are stunned who is this obscure man, and one of the things that was so interesting about it was his upbringing. You know, he came from rural Missouri. He was raised on a farm. He was a failed businessman. He was pretty much a failure. Everything he'd ever tried was a haberdasher. You had a clothing store and that failed. And the only thing that really been successful at what was as a soldier. He was a captain were one, and he led troops into battle successfully. And the only thing only other tools he had were the teachings of his mother's mother instilled in him is rarely basic rural principles. You know, sort of the fabric of human being always tell the truth. Honesty is the best policy do the right thing. Those were the tools at no conjugation, but it did have these principles. Now, the other thing you had was as a kid, he'd been ill a little bit as a kid, and he was a veracious. Reader and he had read the entire independence libraries. He didn't have a great education the way you know Roosevelt, but he had this extrordinary knowledge of American history in American leadership yet speaking about his mom when he became president, I loved her vice to them says she said, be good, Harry, but be game. I just, I love that. I just it's so it it is what you need to do in order to be a president or politician. You gotta be good, but you oughta be kinda savvy to that was one of my favorite moments. Writing. This book is actually typing out that line because I remember when I found during my research. Like. And it's really this dramatic moment where again, he becomes president by accident. It's the night of April twelfth, nineteen, forty, five, we'll get to. We'll get to the point of how he gets there. But when he finds out he has no knowledge of the atomic bomb. It's never been the mayor of the city..
"truman" Discussed on Omnibus
"And give you. So by the time Truman occupied the White House in nineteen forty five on the death of FDR. The White House was beginning to be like visibly unsafe, shabby. And probably most people didn't know it. Most people didn't know it, although it started to be apparent because when they would have big balls in the White House ballroom, the chandelier would sway sway so much that the crystal aspects of it would tinkle Termine said it sagged and moved like a ship at sea. Yeah, and it started to the the, the Truman family recognized that the building was falling apart, and there was a bathtub of that and trimmer joke that he might at some point fall into a reception naked in his bathtub, and that would that would certainly shocked the nation. And because he was a very well endowed president. As everyone knows. He's a humble man. He was humble man, but he didn't wanna flaunt it. So through the whole, I Truman administration, they were living in this house that was crumbling around them and in one thousand nine hundred forty eight actually a leg of their piano on the second floor fell through the floor just fell fell through the floor, and it was deemed I think rightly enough of ended an emergency. His daughter is playing again suddenly clunk, like he's going to worry about Margaret falling through the floor at some well and long with a piano. I mean, it's one thing to fall through the floor of the White House. It's another thing to ride a piano down. Is this an Oscar Wilde thing that I don't know is a tragedy to lose one daughter, but it doesn't give us are, but a tragedy to lose piano. So the commission on the renovation was formed and they went about kind of taking the floor up and the walls apart and looking inside and the Truman's moved out. Well, not yet. Oh, they're still looking. Yeah, they're the commission is like, let's see what's going on Laura Tori panel. And they realized that the the only thing holding up the White House was just tradition was like it was structurally completely unsafe and unsound and falling apart. Well, at the same time, Harry Truman wanted to add his own modification to the White House, which was the Truman balcony. Oh yeah. So on the on the colonnade facing the back, if you look at very old photographs of it through most of the White House's history, it's a, it's an an empty space. The pillars go from the roof down to the ground and the second floor had. Some ratty looking awnings and they would stand under the awnings and give speeches and so forth. And Truman wanted to put a balcony that was inside of that colonnade. And it was a classic example of a thing that when he proposed it, there was a lot of public outcry. It was going to ruin the White House. It was unnecessary expense and so Trump and paid for it himself really and had this every single person that said, all the committees in the congress and the newspapers, all chastising him for this outlay. And he just he picked posh them all and said, no, this is going to improve the look of the White House and it's going to be this, you know, nice addition for the family. And so in nineteen forty eight. He had the Truman balcony constructed, and I think almost immediately everyone agreed it did improve the White House because you don't want big awnings in the middle of your national simple. Do they have to redo the twenty and get rid of the awnings? No, I think the twenty wasn't. They had. Chosen that designing. But every president subsequent has said that that Truman balcony is one of their favorite places in the White House. And that's, you know, it's a private place that they can sit deal. There's been like eight presidents since then. Yeah, he'd people said they liked it well, so what eight people like the kale f I bet and all their family also, but I've actually looked upon the White House from on the outside of the fence and seen the first family up there. You couldn't quite pick out who was who, but people moving around on the second balcony. It's a nice place, but by nineteen forty eight. The only sturdy part of the White House was the Truman Balch. Everything is all he's going to rush to their when the rest of the building collapses..
"truman" Discussed on Omnibus
"The White House was beginning to be like visibly unsafe, shabby. And probably most people didn't know it. Most people didn't know it, although it started to be apparent because when they would have big balls in the White House ballroom, the chandelier would sway sway so much that the crystal aspects of it would tinkle Termine said it sagged and moved like a ship at sea. Yeah, and it started to the the, the Truman family recognized that the building was falling apart, and there was a bathtub of that and trimmer joke that he might at some point fall into a reception naked in his bathtub, and that would that would certainly shocked the nation. And because he was a very well endowed president. As everyone knows. He's a humble man. He was humble man, but he didn't wanna flaunt it. So through the whole, I Truman administration, they were living in this house that was crumbling around them and in one thousand nine hundred forty eight actually a leg of their piano on the second floor fell through the floor just fell fell through the floor, and it was deemed I think rightly enough of ended an emergency. His daughter is playing again suddenly clunk, like he's going to worry about Margaret falling through the floor at some well and long with a piano. I mean, it's one thing to fall through the floor of the White House. It's another thing to ride a piano down. Is this an Oscar Wilde thing that I don't know is a tragedy to lose one daughter, but it doesn't give us are, but a tragedy to lose piano. So the commission on the renovation was formed and they went about kind of taking the floor up and the walls apart and looking inside and the Truman's moved out. Well, not yet. Oh, they're still looking. Yeah, they're the commission is like, let's see what's going on Laura Tori panel. And they realized that the the only thing holding up the White House was just tradition was like it was structurally completely unsafe and unsound and falling apart. Well, at the same time, Harry Truman wanted to add his own modification to the White House, which was the Truman balcony. Oh yeah. So on the on the colonnade facing the back, if you look at very old photographs of it through most of the White House's history, it's a, it's an an empty space. The pillars go from the roof down to the ground and the second floor had. Some ratty looking awnings and they would stand under the awnings and give speeches and so forth. And Truman wanted to put a balcony that was inside of that colonnade. And it was a classic example of a thing that when he proposed it, there was a lot of public outcry. It was going to ruin the White House. It was unnecessary expense and so Trump and paid for it himself really and had this every single person that said, all the committees in the congress and the newspapers, all chastising him for this outlay. And he just he picked posh them all and said, no, this is going to improve the look of the White House and it's going to be this, you know, nice addition for the family. And so in nineteen forty eight. He had the Truman balcony constructed, and I think almost immediately everyone agreed it did improve the White House because you don't want big awnings in the middle of your national simple. Do they have to redo the twenty and get rid of the awnings? No, I think the twenty wasn't. They had. Chosen that designing. But every president subsequent has said that that Truman balcony is one of their favorite places in the White House. And that's, you know, it's a private place that they can sit deal. There's been like eight presidents since then. Yeah, he'd people said they liked it well, so what eight people like the kale f I bet and all their family also, but I've actually looked upon the White House from on the outside of the fence and seen the first family up there. You couldn't quite pick out who was who, but people moving around on the second balcony. It's a nice place, but by nineteen forty eight. The only sturdy part of the White House was the Truman Balch. Everything is all he's going to rush to their when the rest of the building collapses..
"truman" Discussed on Keith and the Girl Comedy Talk Show
"He was there is this the truman gentlemen that i wrote the book i my dad that's so sweet it is released we catch him crying or it was pretty ah i mean you know he was reading and like the choking sobs gave it away while he was treating do how did you feel about that as a kid i thought it was it was it was nice actually yeah i mean i don't know i was probably like dad stop crying i wanna know what happens rat he's like the admiral died on bad hurry up come on get the end i i only caught my dad crying like once i think and it's funny i even use the language i caught him crying like was ugh i froze as is the home a at the end of the world is coming i really thought that it was like as a kid this person who totally believes that he's in control and i believe that he's like second to god to me and he's crying and he wakes us up it's a two in the morning my parents just came home from having font and he says i get it now by the way i loved that song which i don't know if you recall ever at a feel good or bad about him and you should know he's no the channels that him it resonated with me in a sad when could well so okay so my dad woke us up and he's crying about his mother's death and now we're all crying were kids were all crying he's crying my mom convinced the hell is this really does grow she she was like oh my god just go to bed moms taken this very lightly which actually made me feel better strict he's drunk go to bed nagoya god's drunk i that actually made more said since like go he's altered right for a second has a damn i thought we connecting road but we were all crying the other groups you just drunk we weren't mian me and extended family work close and so when my dad would say your your mom's sister died.