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It is hundreds of billions of dollars to union cronies and allies. It is a giant waste of money. And the reality of the situation remains that the United States economy is on the uptick. covid seems to be waiting. It seems like it's coming to an end. Thank God. It looks like we are nearing herd immunity, as predicted by Professor Marty Makary over at Johns Hopkins University. And it looks very much as though the economy is in a state of recovery as well.
We are down to six point three percent unemployment, which, lest you forget, is actually kind of a not horrible unemployment rate. It was a fairly decent unemployment rate during Barack Obama's tenure. And the economy is climbing out of this, especially as states reopen and states all over the country are reopening. So now was the perfect time. It was a vital time to blow out the spending and to get Americans addicted to more taxpayer cash. Because here's the thing.
In the middle of it, when you had to shut down the entire worldwide economy, when people were barred from going to work, it made some sense for the government to provide you redress. As I said at the time, if the government drives a Ford F 150 through your business at that point, it's essentially a takings. And they have to recompense you for the fact that they drove that Ford F 150 through the front door of your business, but now your business is open and the government still sending you money.
And so now we are now in a position where the where the federal government is essentially attempting to addict you to the drug of free money. And many people are going to take them up on that because why wouldn't you? The check arrives in the mail and you are going to use that check. Let's face it, the fourteen hundred dollar checks that just went out, they are not done on the basis of unemployment and we already have unemployment benefits that have been extended like four hundred dollars a week.
Those unemployment benefits have been going throughout the pandemic. The rate was raised. They have been got those checks been going out yet? We are sending people fourteen hundred dollars and not just fourteen hundred dollars. Fourteen hundred dollars per person if you are below a certain threshold income. So you could and for your kids. So you could be making more money by staying home from work than you are by going to work given these checks. And yet we're being told that this is somehow deeply necessary for an economy that's already in a state of recovery.
It's just a lie that this is targeted. It is not targeted, according to the Brookings Institute. We're going to have that a four hundred fifty billion dollar shortfall this year thanks to covered in terms of GDP growth. And yet we just blew out the spending to the tune of at least four times that. And that was what was in this bill. When it really was about, again, was giving people a taste of the drug so that then they need it, then you want the government to continue to send you checks.
When Joe Manchin, the supposed moderate from West Virginia, when he says that this targeted relief to people who need relief, that is just not true. It does not target relief to people who need relief. It is not targeted at all. It's not done on the basis of unemployment, which theoretically should be the way that it is done now if you're unemployed because it covid, that's one thing. But if you've been working this whole time, then why in the world are we handing you a check that makes no sense at all?
And yet here is Joe Manchin defending it.
In this bill we targeted where help is needed, we were able to target basically the people that need help, the children that need help, the schools that need help, the people on the front line, all of America. That's what we were able to do. And a lot of that was by talking with my colleagues and negotiating back and forth. And I was able to channel that through, I think, and hopefully make a bill that is a much more encompassing bill.
I think it's a great piece of legislation going to help a lot of people.
OK, and again, the idea that you're helping a lot of people by blowing out the spending for all future, I mean, let's be real about this. We are not spending more money than has ever been created by God or man, there will be inflation that follows this. It is just a question of one because you cannot continue to spend like this and then assume that the economy is just going to make up the burden. As is true during Bush.
It was during Reagan. It is true during Obama, it is true during Trump. And it is true now. At a certain point the bill will come due. I understand that everybody out there thinks that modern monetary theory is a reality, that we can just continue to blow out the spending this way and it will have no actual consequences. That is not the case. There will be consequences because there are always consequences. What goes up must come down.
Gravity does apply in economics and the notion that you can continue to spend this way and inflate the currency in order to do so, especially at a time when the economy is in full scale recovery and effectively speaking, you are redistributing from future generations to our generation and you are also redistributing from open states to close states that this is going to have no consequences at all on economic growth. I find that quite hard to believe, but the media angle here is that it wasn't enough Jake.
Jake Tapper over at CNN that had himself a weekend. Jake Tapper said to Joe Manchin, you know, it's amazing. Why were you fighting for less during this terrible time? It's true. Everybody in the country, everybody who earned under a couple hundred thousand dollars, probably should've gotten a hundred thousand dollars yet. I mean, as long as we're just handing out checks, why fourteen hundred bucks? Where are these numbers coming from? And the answer is they're coming from nowhere.
The answers are just coming directly out of people's rectums in the same way that fifteen dollars minimum wage comes directly out of somebody's rectum. I remember asking the creator a 15 dollar minimum wage as as a philosophy in the United States. Shamma Sawant in Seattle, city councilwoman, who's a socialist, she's the one who started the whole 15 dollar minimum wage movement. I remember asking her on stage, why 15 dollars? Why not a thousand dollars an hour? And she had no answer for it.
Should just come up with it. Same thing here happened with fourteen hundred dollars or two thousand dollars. And yet the idea from from Jake Tapper here is why aren't we spending even more money? Like, why one point, why not eight trillion? I mean, after our money's free.
So after changes that you pushed for, enhanced federal unemployment benefits now expire about a month earlier and there's a new income cap for writing them off on your taxes. I have to say, you represent one of the lowest income states in the nation. Why were you fighting for less help for citizens during this cruel economic time?
Well, Jake, first, let me just say it's always good to be with you, OK? And next of all, all I did was try to make sure that we were targeting where the help was needed.
We didn't target where the help is needed. It's just a redistribution program. Again, it's not targeted toward the unemployed. It is targeted just on the basis of income, which is not, quote unquote, where the help is needed. If you're talking about where the help is needed, where the help is needed is for people who got thrown out of their jobs by the pandemic. And those are the people the government is stepping in to help, theoretically.
But that's not really what they're doing, right? They're bailing out poorly run states, getting in a second to the media's real reason for celebration today. This is the transformational moment. Hey, Joe Biden is now a more transformational president than Barack Obama was because he has now instituted a wide variety of measures that are going to be incredibly difficult to claw back. Obama's transformation came in two forms. One was a cultural transformation in which we moved from the era of race blind meritocracy, or at least that was the ideal.
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OK so the media are in full celebration mode. A piece of analysis from the Washington Post. And I got to say this headline, you couldn't write this headline in North Korea. It'd be the fear would be that it would be too sycophantic. Here's the headline. Biden Stimulus Showers Money on Americans sharply cutting poverty and favoring individuals over businesses. Wow. You might want to smoke a cigaret take a cold shower after that one. Headline writers of a over at The Washington Post.
I mean, this thing, it's showering money on Americans, showering. I mean, the money just came from nowhere. And all that happened is that Joe Biden just turned on the spigot and now he is showering. You enjoy.
I know it sounds weird, but that's what he's doing. He's sharply cutting poverty. Wow. Amazing. Did you know that all you had to do to cut poverty was just find somebody to check that that actually cares? Poverty. I mean, sure. We've been trying to do that for literally decades in the war on poverty. But if you do it again, probably it'll work this time and favoring individuals over businesses, according to Heather Long, a list of powers and Andrew Vandam, President Biden's stimulus package, which passed the Senate on Saturday, represents one of the most generous expansions of aid to the poor in recent history, while also showering thousands or in some cases tens of thousands of dollars on American families navigating the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, quick note about the hypocrisy of this media coverage. Donald Trump pushed for a two trillion dollar package while he was president and bipartisan support. And the Fed blew out the spending to the tune of another like three trillion dollars. And he didn't get the sort of headline. At no point did he get the sort of headline. And that was actually at least somewhat justified, considering we're in the middle of a global coronavirus pandemic that had forced the closure of nearly every business in America.
Right now we're coming out of this and Joe Biden is forcing this thing through which, of course, is the reason why you still have the panicked talking heads on TV from the Biden administration talking about how cold it is going to kill us all, because if ever the American people recognize that essentially they were completely shifting the nature of the of the distribution of power between the individual and government on the basis of a lie, which is that this coronavirus pandemic is going to continue for another year or two years or five years.
If they ever realized that, maybe they would fight back. So you have to keep pushing the lie that is, in fact, a large lie. The roughly one point nine trillion dollar American rescue plan, according to The Washington Post, which only Democrats supported, spends most of the money on low income and middle class Americans and state and local governments with very little funding going toward companies, which, of course, if you want people to hire, you would actually give it to the companies.
But they're not doing that. The plan is one of the largest federal responses to a downturn Congress has enacted, and economists estimate it will boost growth this year to the highest level in decades and reduce the number of Americans living in poverty by a third. Yet it turns out you can, quote, unquote, boost growth by simply pumping money into the economy. Now, is that real growth or is that just the government pumping every time the government pumps that is included in the GDP numbers?
It's one of the problems with how you actually generate GDP. The GDP number is number of dollars spent. If you inflate the number of dollars spent by inflating the number of dollars in the economy, simply by just dumping a bunch of cash into the economy, by sending everybody a check, it makes it look like GDP is growing. The question of economic growth is really not about how many dollars are circulating. It is about the nature of the products and services that are being provided and the living standards of the people who are engaging in those products and services.
GDP is not a wonderful figure for measuring that particular sort of stuff when the government is explicitly gaming the system. This round of aid enjoys wide support across the country. Wait, you mean there's a poll that shows that people like free money? Who would have figured it out? Who. But the ambitious legislation entails risks, both economic and political. The bill injects the economy with so much money, some economists from both parties are worried growth could overheat, leading to a bout of hard to contain inflation.
Yes, yes, that's true. Meanwhile, some businesses are saying government aid has been so generous they're having trouble getting unemployed people to come back to work. Yes, this is correct. Unlike many significant anti-poverty measures passed by Congress, this one has a short time horizon. Almost all the relief for families goes away over the coming year. This could be an abrupt awakening for Americans who have grown accustomed to financial support. Yes, and this is going to be the pitch, right, by the end of the year.
The pitch from Democrats is going to be we can't just get people off the dole and people are reliant on the dole. This is again, it's the taste again. It's not the actual cocaine mainlining, OK? This is the taste of the Coke. To get people addicted to the Coke is the same thing drug dealers do. They give you the taste so you get addicted. Endevour due to Gupta, executive director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, says this legislative package likely represents the most effective set of policies for reducing child poverty ever in one bill, especially among black and Latino children.
There's the code word to be part of the member of the new ruling class using the term lettings, which is used by zero Latinos anywhere in America. The Biden administration is seeing this more like a wartime mobilization. Again, code words. You can do anything when you claim it to war. When you claim it's to war, you can confiscate wealth. You can force people to do things they don't want to do. You can completely remobilize the American economy in ways that it was not designed.
They'll deal with any downside risks later on, will they? So what exactly is in here? So apparently here is the total impact of the three major coronavirus relief bills that have passed over the course of the last year or so. Eight hundred seventy billion dollars to state and local governments. That is all bailout money as just a bailout. California and New York and all in Illinois and all the badly run states in America. Hey, there is another eight hundred sixty five billion dollars devoted to quote other health care spending or other policies.
There's two point two trillion dollars that were devoted to stimulus payments, tax credits, unemployment benefits, health coverage. Again, all of this is designed to get people addicted to public money, and The New York Times, by the way, has been pretty clear about this. And The New York Times being pretty obvious about this, they just say, listen, what we are attempting to do here is get people more and more dependent on the government and to essentially reconnect the idea that if you have kids and you can't pay for the kids, the government going to pay for the kids.
Now, listen, there should be social structures that are in place to help take care of children whose parents are unable to take care of them, but we are setting up here is a rather perverse incentive that again incentivizes people to have kids without being able to pay for them, which is really not ideal. When you pay people to when you pay people for their kids, they tend to have kids in order that the government will pay for them.
And that is just something that happened in the 1960s, is why illegitimacy rates rose so incredibly high in virtually all communities, but particularly in minority communities. The New York Times says the stimulus bill is a policy revolution in aid for children, it's establishing a guaranteed income for families with children, except that the guaranteed income for families with children phases out over the basis of the incomes. It's not a universal basic income connected with the American priority of generating children. Instead, it is incentivizing people to have children and earn a low income.
That is that is what it does. And you can argue in favor of it or against it, but that is what it does, make no mistake, the basic goal here is to remake how Americans think of their government, and that is what Biden is. The era of small government is over. It ended under Barack Obama. It continued under Trump, and now it has been exacerbated by Joe Biden. Except you add a little bit of spice with some equity talk in there so that you figure that not everybody is going to get the money.
The only people who are going to get the money are the people who are adjudicated to be the most victimized in our American society. That's the way this is going to work. He has a transformational president. I'll give him that. I mean, he maybe Joe Biden may not be aware of it. I mean, then may not be alive. But what he is doing in the first few weeks of his administration is indeed a fundamental transformation. He is materializing the third term of Obama in Barack Obama's first term.
He started pushing big government in a way, a very open way that had not truly been done for decades. And then in his second term, Barack Obama really started to shift how Americans thought of themselves. He pushed identity politics up the wazoo and then in his third term, which is really Biden, right. It's just Obama's third term. Biden is not even aware of what's going on around him. All of his staffers are old Obama staffers. He's merging the two.
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If he had just campaigned as LBJ War on Poverty guy without the pandemic in the backdrop, he would have just been Walter Mondale. And in a person who is a stalwart in the Democratic Party pushing the same policies as LBJ that Americans mostly weren't super fond of, but using the pandemic, he's been able to push this thing through. And which is why you're seeing the Biden administration continue to proclaim that that covid remains a world shaking crisis, it is not at this point, it just isn't.
And that's but don't ask Dr. Fauci. Dr. Fauci says our current plateau is unacceptable, according to him. I mean, really, according to him, here is Dr. Fauci, the second greatest doctor in American government after Dr. Jill Biden. Historically, if you look back at the different surges we've had when they come down and then start to plateau at a very high level, plateauing at a level of 60 to 70 thousand new cases per day is not an acceptable level.
That is really very high. And if you look at what happened in Europe a few weeks ago, there usually a couple of weeks ahead of us in these patterns they were coming down to, then they plateaued. And over the last week or so, they've had about a nine percent increase in cases.
OK, so I'm indebted to this plateau's except that where this case is coming from, the American young who are not being hurt by this virus in anything like the numbers of the American elderly. Dr. Marty Makary put out a graphic demonstrating this in the graphic that he put out was actually put out there by Scott Gottlieb. And what it showed is that Americans are rushing out the vaccine for people over the age of sixty five. Hey, this week we're going to cross 60 percent of those over the age of 65 vaccinated and 70 percent of those over the age of 75.
Given the fact that those are the people who are most likely to die of covid, what we are talking about right now is a bunch of young people getting covid, which is not super dangerous, Kate, is it is more dangerous than the flu, as I've said before, for people between the ages of 20 and 65, but not so much more dangerous that are going to stop living your life unless you have a serious preexisting condition. That's why when you see all these headlines about, wow, covid is going to spread on the beaches, what, to a bunch of 20 year old drunks.
So, I mean, seriously so. And then they're going to go visit grandma, OK? And Grandma's vaccinated. So that is literally the purpose of vaccine. And you're watching herd immunity. So I'm failing to see the giant problem. Dr. MacQuarrie tweeted out, Vaccinating older and vulnerable people first means deaths will plummet soon as cases linger among young people, which means it's more likely to have asymptomatic infections or mild non-fatal disease. This week, 10 states had days with zero deaths and another 10 averaged less than five days.
That is progress. OK, but you're not supposed to say that. If you point out that that's progress, then that undercuts the entire Biden argument for restructuring the American economy, for building back better. But even members of Biden's own administration are beginning to recognize that you can't say the kind of stuff that they've been saying that eventually people are going to buy, are going to see the ridiculousness of what they are pushing. Dr. Michael Osterholm, who has been a covid hawk all the way through here, he's director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and a member of Biden's advisory board uncovered.
He says the CDC should just recognize that people aren't going to be asking up until 2010, 20 to they're not going to do that. Watch. Biden's going to continue to promote this thing long after it is a crisis because he is going to say that we needed the crisis in order for us to push forward this restructuring of the American economy.
If we just tell people that they've got to stay cocooned, that they've got to stay in their homes, that they've got to continue to wear their masks, even though they're fully vaccinated, they're not going to do that. They're going to disregard the public health recommendations. So we have to get real. And I worry a little bit that we will basically stay with this idea that we've had all along do this or else. And so I hope that the CDC guidance acknowledges that people are not going to do the extreme of staying mass for twenty, twenty two.
That's just not going to happen, correct?
It is not going to happen. They'll continue pushing it. By the way, how seriously is the Biden administration actually taking covid? Well, according to The Washington Examiner, the Department of Homeland Security is not going to test thousands of migrants before releasing them into the United States. They're not going to test them. They're going to release them. Obviously, deeply concerned about covid already. In just a second, we'll get to the royals. I know you've been waiting with bated breath on tenterhooks for me to get to my commentary on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
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Wow, what a hard life they lead. What a brutal, victimized, terrible, horrifying life they lead. It is so sad honestly. Like when I think of the victims in our society, the victims who come to mind are absolutely a guy who grew up a prince and also a berate television actress from Suits on USA Network who marries into the royal family and is shocked to discover that she has married into the royal family. And she learns she learns just like she would on the USA Network TV show.
She learns that they are not up to par. They're just not they're not woak enough. They're institutionally racist. And no one would've been able to say this before. But Meghan Markle is the first person to have married into the royal family of color. And so that means that she can see through her through her woak colored glasses that the royal family is, in fact, systemically racist and evil institution, and she can speak truth to power.
Well, living off of her mother in law, Diana's twenty five million dollar endowment, I mean, wow, the heroism, truly the victimization. So last night, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who I mean, I got to say, Meghan Markle. I just put it out there, I do not believe her, not about her suicidality or any that kind of stuff, I do not believe her when she acts like she's an innocent, walked into all of this.
I don't believe it. I don't believe that she is just some you know, she was just walking along like Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. She's just a poor little flower girl. And then one day she was plucked off the street by Prince Harry and she had no idea what the monarchy was and just found herself in the palace.
And then she met the queen, the queen and the queen and everybody else.
They were racist. And that meant that she had to leave. She and Harry had to rush off to America. By the way, the one kind of unspoken part of the story that I do love is if America is so systemically racist, why did they run to America? Seriously, they could go on anywhere and they came to know systemically racist place on Earth America, replete with our I mean, isn't she afraid that if she comes back with Prince Harry, she just went from the royal family, which is racist to America, which is so racist that we elected Donald Trump and also our cops to shoot people on the basis of race.
But she came back here, which is weird America, maybe not as well now, but I think the real theme here is don't screw with us Brits. You know, George the third, he screwed with us and we defeated him, but we waited two centuries to unleash our most powerful weapon of all. An unhappy be right across from a USA network TV show armed with the power of WOAK, and she has come to Thanos of the royal family over here.
She has come to embrace the royal family. Finally, we are going to overtake the monarchy. All we had to do was send a WOAK actress to do an interview with Oprah. So, again, nothing says lack of privilege and victimhood quite like, you know, living off mommy in laws. Twenty five million dollars being married to a prince using the newfound celebrity that you gain. Like I've never heard of Megan Markle until she until she started dating Harry.
How do you like who heard of her? I had to look her up and say, oh, yeah, she's the one who can't act on Nonsuch. Got it. All right. And then it turns out that according to Piers Morgan, she's not particularly a nice person, which is unshocking, and and now it turns out, according to the royal family, that she actually was kind of abusive to the staff while she's over there. Again, the allegations not super shocking, but victimization means that you take all of this privilege and I'm sorry, that's a privilege.
You act on a TV show for a living in most prosperous society in human history. And then you move from that to being a member of a royal. You become an actual honest to God. Princess was like the million dollar wedding and the train that runs for three miles behind you and all the show. And this pomp and circumstance in your entire life is going to be paid to shake people's hand. Right. That is like that's what the royal family does.
They exist just to be the royal family. It's not like they wield power. It's not like there's any responsibility that comes along with being a member of the royal family beyond just smiling and looking good and shaking people's hands. That's that's literally the job going to charity events and representing the history of Britain. That's it. But that's the point, right? Because the royal family is no longer actually powerful because they don't actually have any political power since basically the killing of Charles Thevenet.
A lot of power in the in the British system for quite a while. Well, I mean, it goes beyond that, George. There was after in any case, they haven't had it since the 19th century. The king of Britain has not had tremendous power. OK, but because the monarchy doesn't have power, what they really stand for is the history of Britain, of Britain and the U.K. and really deeply intertwined with the history of the West.
And so this is really more an assault on the institution of the monarchy in the same way that there's an assault going on right now in the history of the United States, because that's really what the what the monarchy stands for. Right? When people look at Elizabeth, what they see is World War two and post-World War Two and the history of Britain and standing up to the Nazis. And now what we're getting is that, well, you know, this institution, just like all Western institutions, is racist and terrible.
And the way we know that it's racist and terrible is because they were mean to the berate actress who arrived on their shores seeking only to be accepted, but was rejected based on the color of her skin. So I don't believe nearly any of that. I believe nearly any of that. I. Again, call me cynical, but anybody who marries into the royal family, I think is just a little on the make. I think that you have to be this kind of meet cute Hugh Grant esque fantasy that people marry into the royal family because they just found I find this very difficult to believe.
I find it very difficult to believe that people marrying into the royal family because they just fell in love with members of the royal family. In fact, that seems not to be the history of the royal family in general, royal families in general. It's typically not how it works. But in any case, Megan Markle, Megan Meier. OK, so Megan Markle does this interview with Oprah and they've already been rejected from the royal family. Right? They basically said we want to stay members of the royal family, but we're going to be adjunct members of the royal family.
We are going to go over to America and cut a Netflix deal. But again, none of this is privileged guys. True privilege. True privilege is just you out there having a normal job. That's true privilege. Meghan Markle is a victim. She's a victim of the intersectionality that curses American society and apparently British society and the royals and everybody. And she she's the true victim here. And she had to talk about her victim on Oprah, her victimization on Oprah.
Meghan Markle to hard life, man, a very, very difficult. I know you you know, you lost your job. You lost your restaurant because of a covert shutdown. You're not the real victim here. Megan Markle is the real victim here. And the royal family is bad. You see, they're bad because they were mean to her. And the way we know that they were mean to her is because she says they were mean to her.
And that couldn't be driven by a desire for fame or fortune or celebrity in any way. Not in any way. This is she was just a perfect innocent in all of this. And then when she left and they wanted to retain their sort of royal prerogatives while traipsing around America, picking up Netflix deals, and the royal family was like, nope, not going to do that. Then she was even more of a victim because she'd been stripped of her Princess Hood.
So now she is here, now she's going to go on Oprah and bitch, while, by the way. The well, by the way. Prince Philip is in the hospital at ninety nine years old. Imagine his life, right, you go from from actually serving in the British military during World War Two, I believe Prince Philip, you go from that and then having your wife take over the monarchy of Britain after her father's early demise. And facing the travails that Britain had after World War Two and the social changes, and you've lived that whole life and your life culminates as you're lying in a hospital bed watching your gran, what is granddaughter in law?
Watching your granddaughter in law call the entire Royal Institution racist attack, that's a life right there and a pretty good metaphor for America, for for all of Western society at this point and people who fought to really fight tyranny and spent their lives fighting against the Soviet Union and the Nazis and all this, and only to see their great grandchildren and grandchildren call them a bunch of anti-war racists who are terrible people. Yeah, the story of Western civilization in a nutshell right there.
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Already, so let's actually get to what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry actually said, because, I mean, what difficult lives they lead. It is one of the saddest stories I've ever heard. I mean, a prince grew up, a prince was shielded from his own idiocy for literally years. Remember, Prince Harry was a guy who just back in 2005, dressed up in like a full on Nazi uniform at a Halloween party. So like Ralph Northam, we just never happened.
Right. It's pretty incredible how how that guy is now, Captain Wolk. So that's exciting stuff. Repentance is possible. People. All you have to do is take your entire family and just toss them under the bus.
And meanwhile, Megan, what a victim. What I mean, what a difficult life she has led. I can't speak enough about what a hero and she is and just the amount of heroism that she displayed by going on Oprah and ripping on her in-laws family for for fame and fortune. I mean, truly incredible stuff. She got it. It's tough. It's tough. I mean, so many tough things have happened to Megan Markle. Like one time Kate Middleton taught her to curtsy or Prince Harry.
Prince Harry taught her to curtsy right before she met the queen. You know, it's just because she was an ignorant American, you see, and then she was ushered into the halls. But then she she saw the flaws in the royal family in a way no one else could because she'd experienced American style racism. So she was shocked to see it in the halls of royalty.
That's it, by the way. Netflix movie coming out year watch starring. No, probably maybe maybe she'll recast herself. But I don't know, maybe she likes herself on film. Who the hell knows? In any case, here she was explaining, you know, the Prince Harry taught her to curtsy. She was just a little down home girl from from from America. And she came in and she had to she had to learn the ways of the royals, but only she was able to identify their deepest secret flaw.
Right. So there we go with Oprah. Harry and I are in the car and he says, OK, well, my grandmother is there, so you're going to be her. Oh, great. I love Crimped. I loved my grandmother. I used to take care of my grandma. This is great because. Right. Do you know how to curtsy? What do you know how to curtsy now, I thought genuinely that that was what happens outside.
Yeah, I thought that was part of the fanfare, huh? I didn't think that's what happens inside and outside. But it's your grandmother.
He goes, it's the queen. Wow. And that was really the first moment that the penny dropped.
Oh, my God. She never realized she's supposed to curtsy before the queen. So that's what a difficult I mean, how difficult must that have been to have to curtsy before the queen of England? And, my God, how humiliating. You know, like every other human who curses before the queen of England or bows before the queen of England, can't can't believe it. Just just crazy, crazy, crazy stuff. And that's when the penny dropped.
And she was about to learn of the sins of the royals.
And by the way, is that all? I mean, Meghan Markle, Harry's the actual villain of this piece. OK, Harry grew up with these people and now he's just dumping all over his entire family. Harry's a bag of garbage. Harry is terrible that Harry was captain. Captain, I'm going to dress up. However, I want to dress up. I'm gonna go to Las Vegas and get naked and smoke pot on the basis of my royal heritage.
And then he's like, and you know what I'm going to do now? I'm going to take my entire family. I'm just going to drive up this bus over them, back up the buzz over them, because my wife wants to be a famous actress and wasn't very good in suits. Now she wants it. So I'm going to go right with the real villain here is not even Megan. Megan is whatever Megan is, Harry is the one who's the villain.
It's his family. Whatever I think of Megan, I think twice as badly of of Harry. OK, so then Megan Markle starts talking about how difficult she starts talking about how racist everyone was. And she relates a conversation in which apparently somebody asked how dark her son's skin would be. Now, this would be an excellent time for Oprah being the interviewer to ask, OK, can you name a name? I mean, that would be if someone says something is overtly racist, as how dark is your son's skin going to be?
First of all, what kind of stupid? I'm just going to say, I don't believe that happened. I don't think that happened. Honest to God, I don't think it happened. The reason I don't think that happened is because no one says anything like that. That's a ridiculous question. How dark is your son's skin going to be? Beyond like the racism of it, the actual stupidity, like the human stupidity of having to ask that question, do you not know what biracial children look like?
Like what? Because I don't believe this for a second. But here she is saying thing. Plus, she's a maybe it shouldn't be such a bad actress that I can't even tell that it's true. That's possible to.
Here is Meghan Markle in those months when I was pregnant all around this same time. So we have in tandem the conversation of who won't be given security. It's not going to be given a title.
And also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born. What cutaway to Oprah looking all shocked? Yeah. Mm hmm. And of course, she connects the fact that that Harry, who is like ninth in line for the throne at this point, that Harry is not going to get the security, he's going to get all the stuff in. And again, data, I believe at this point, they already decided they want to move to America, that that was going to be the basis for that was going to be the basis it was.
All that skin color, of course, is all about the racism. OK, so she continues along these lines and then she says that she wanted to commit suicide and the royal family would not get her the mental help that she required. Now, again, I don't know the truth or falsehood of any of these statements. I do know that once you claim that you were suicidal, that you had suicidal ideation, then people generally should not question that.
So I will assume that this is true. I also will assume that I have no idea what anybody else did around her, because I don't think that she's a credible source about anything other than her own feelings. I think most people are credible sources on their own feelings, but people tend not to be credible sources when they're when their self-interest is at stake here is making Markle then trying to impute to the royal family a lack of care for her suicidal ideation, which is a hell of an accusation to make.
Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and a shame to have to admit it to Harry, especially because I know how much loss he suffered.
But I knew that if I didn't say it, that I would do it. And I just didn't I just didn't want to be alive anymore.
OK, then what you said says that you went to the institution and they were like, you can't get outside help because if you get outside help, then that is going to become a story in and of itself. Well, OK, first of all, Megan Markle is a story from the day that she joined the royal family because she started lecturing everybody inside the palace about race. I mean, she was in the tabloids every single day. So that's number one.
Number two, if you think there aren't health care workers on staff at the palace, I have doubts. OK, so I'm not going to question her suicidal ideation. I am going to question the story because, again, no names, no specifics. It is all these broad allegations that are being made. And in fact, post interview, apparently, Harry has now come out, says, you know, it wasn't it wasn't Elizabeth and it wasn't it wasn't Prince Philip.
It wasn't any of the people who people actually care about from the royal family, but they won't name names. OK, so this was pretty fun. At a certain point, Oprah actually asked Megan if she left the royal family to brand build. And Megan is like, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, of course not. She was there even stories that you knew all along that this was going to happen. You went through the whole process and it was all intentional to build your brand.
Can you imagine how little sense that makes? I left my career, my life. I left everything because I love him. And our plan was to do this forever.
Our plan for me I mean, I wrote letters to his family when I got there saying, I am dedicated to this, I'm here for you. Use me as you'd like.
There was no guidance as well, right? There were certain things that you couldn't do. But unlike what you see in the movies, there's no class on how to how to speak, how to cross your legs, how to be royal. There's none of that trend that might exist for other members of the family.
That was OK. The beginning. The beginning part of that. That's hysterically funny. I'm sorry. That's just from any angle. That is super funny. So Oprah's like, so did you, like, join the royal family? And then you knew that you're going to build your career that way.
And she's like, can you imagine? I left my career as a second rate actress in a third year, part on suits to be a princess. And somebody would suggest that I did that for career purposes. No, I did, because I love this dumb ass over here. Still love the guy sitting next to me. This guy right here, Prince Harry, captain lovable. Love that guy. I mean, I left the job on suits, on suits, um.
Hmm, yeah, I'm sure it was all pure love wasn't maybe they'll love each other, that's fine. Sure. All right. Sure. I mean, I'm sure career had nothing to that. Like, I'm sorry that I left my job on suits. And you're suggesting that maybe becoming a princess was a career move. A little, a little, I'm suggesting, because that is not a horizontal move right there, I'm sorry, what do you think of like horizontal versus vertical career moves?
Actress on suits to Princess, is that a horizontal move? I'm going to go no on that one. No.
OK, but again, Michael is not the actual villain of this piece. Megan Markle is whatever Megan Markle is, OK? Prince Harry is the villain of the piece. He knows all the members of his family. He's the one who has decided that he is going to go along with whatever his wife wants to do here. And he's going to say terrible, terrible things about his family and he's going to prove that he is morally superior to his family.
So, for example, Prince Harry, he says that he is free. His brother and his father, they are trapped. But he he is so free now, he's free like a bird. And he is free to speak about the evils of his own family. First of all, people who jump on their own families typically asked jackasses like not good people here, here's Prince Harry, but I'm free. They're trapped. I'm here with you, Oprah, with you.
There's Prince Harry, who, again, worse than Meghan Markle, the race.
Explain how you, Prince Harry, raised in a palace and a life of privilege, literally a prince.
How you were trapped, trapped within the system. Like the rest of my family, my father and my brother, they are trapped. They don't get to leave. And I have huge compassion for that. Wow. I mean, they don't get to leave, they're trapped. But I, I am free here with you, Oprah. And and, you know, I got cut off from the royal fortune. I only I could only live on my mother's twenty five million dollar endowment.
That's really what they said. Twenty five million dollars. OK, so there's an actual deeper underlying thing that's going on here, and that has to do with racism and colonialism. There's been this move in Britain to do sort of what you've seen in the United States, which is the entire history of Britain, is about colonialism and racism and brutality in the same way that the entire history of America is about racism and colonialism and brutality. Right. This is all tied in and Prince Harry backs that to the hilt.
So he starts talking about how he's done the work. Other members of the world that they didn't do the work. He says racism drove them out of Britain was the tabloids and their racism that drove them out of Britain. And then he says, quote, I've spent many years doing the work and doing my own learning, but then my upbringing and the system in which I was brought up and in which I've been exposed to, I wasn't aware of it to start with the by God, it doesn't take very long to suddenly become aware of it.
It takes living in her shoes for a day or those first eight days to see what was going to go and how far they were going to take it and get away with it. Yes, yes. Now he he's going to lecture the royal family on their race again. The only reason he is relevant figure is because this is a relevant institution, but this is an attempt to tear down the institution. So let's be clear about what this is, OK, at least by Prince Harry.
And I think that Markel is just bringing American brand racial politics to Britain and it's kind of it's kind of an ugly sight. It is kind of especially for not one to name names, because let's be real about this. If somebody said that as an employee of the royal family and she named that and they'd be fired, right now, there's an investigation going on in Megan Markle. Right, not into the royal family. It's going on into Megan Markle and how she treated the employees in the staff over there.
The reason this has some deeper significance, though, truly, is because what everybody recognizes that the British monarchy being essentially just a facade at this point, that it really doesn't have any institutional power. All it is, is just a face for the history of Britain. And when Harry and Megan make the case that the British monarchy is rife with colonialism and racism, that they have not moved beyond any of that, that there is still this deep systemic racism that is inherent in the most beloved part of the British government, namely the figurehead.
What they're really saying is that all of British history and really British society is infused with the same sort of systemic racism they accuse America of having as well. That's what this is all about. And it's pretty ugly accusation to make without any sort of supporting evidence. And it's a particularly ugly accusation make when, again, you have been living off the fat of the land. Megan married into Princess Hood, he has been a prince his entire life, shielded from his own from his own crappy decisions for his entire life.
And and we are supposed to believe that they are the victims of systemic, brutal British royal racism. It's it's pretty wild stuff, pretty wild stuff, but again, part of a peace and that peace is something larger, which is the broader. The broader attack on institutional. Institutional pillars in our society, even even institutional pillars that don't have a lot of actual power at the moment. OK, so. Meanwhile, that sort of ties in with the broader argument that's happening in the United States about racism and cancelation and the cleansing of the American body politic.
So what we have seen now is that our First Amendment press, the people who love the First Amendment the most, those folks have decided to cancel culture literally does not exist. It is not a reality. It does not exist in any way, shape or form. And if you talk about it, it's because you're trying to distract you really shouldn't be talking about about cancelation and destruction and book burning. You shouldn't talk about any of that stuff, because if you talk about that stuff, it's a distraction from the real issues.
Now, let's be quite clear about this, the book burning the cancelation, all it is designed to do is create an ever changing standard and constantly shifting and moving line that anybody can find themselves on the wrong side of at any time. Because what that does is it creates an innate level of power for the institutional left. If they can cancel you at any time for any reason, then everybody lives in fear. They self censor, which is what happened with the Dr.
Seuss estate. Right. They pulled down these books that were supposedly racist, which, again, millions of people have read to their children. None of that. If anyone can provide me a study on how Dr. Seuss made kids more racist, I'm willing to hear it. Seriously bring it. Bring me a piece of data. Name me a member of the alt right. Who grew up looking at the page.
If I ran the zoo over and over and over again to decide on white supremacy. It doesn't exist because that's stupid. Same thing with McGilligan sport, which has like a fish that looks like an Eskimo and this is supposed to be terrible or and to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street, which has a picture of a Chinese person holding chopsticks. Like that has not made any single human being in the United States more racist. None. OK, but if you sound off about this, then this means that you are racist yourself.
Right? And if you sound off about council culture generally, it's because you're not OK with American change. Right. This is the case that I was talking about last week that was made repeatedly by members of the media that really, if you're against things being canceled, what you're really in favor of is the racism is the brutality, is the cruelty. They cancel culture doesn't exist. So CNN, an entire segment with John Avlon and Margaret Hoover slamming the GOP and FOX News for focusing on Dr.
Seuss. So, again, it wasn't the GOP and Fox News that decided to get six Dr. Seuss books canceled. It was the left that decided to do that. And then the right said, I thought book burning was bad and then left us. Why are you even focusing on the book burning? Because book burning is bad. Let me explain it real slow for you. Book burning is bad, but apparently even paying attention to it is just a distraction tactic here.
The geniuses over at CNN.
Let's have a reality check about Dr. Seuss for one second. Not love. Dr. Seuss was not canceled, OK? His estate decided they would stop publishing several books because they contained illustrations that most people, if looking at them objectively, would say, oh, that's pretty racist. Now you can debate on individual books, but let's have the individual images because the estate of Dr. Seuss to be feel uncomfortable and have people defend them. This is not a council culture moment.
This is a distraction play. And it should not be occupying so much ad space.
OK, so this is the move that folks on the left like to make when they actually want to restrict rights. Think back to Charlie Hebdo, the Charlie Hebdo shooting. So Islamist terrorists decided to murder a bunch of people at the French. Essentially, Mad magazine, Charlie Hebdo, because they drew a perverse picture of Muhammad in a sex act or something. And do you remember that the hash tag I am Charlie Hebdo, trended in the West because the idea was that you may not like Charlie Hebdo, they drew a bunch of stuff that was, I thought, extraordinarily anti-Israel, bordering on the anti-Semitic.
But they have every right to do that. I am Charlie Hebdo. The idea was that even stuff that you don't like ought to be defended as an exercise of free. Right now, the move by CNN is the opposite. If you are not willing to defend a single doctor, Susan Page, the one that people are upset about, then this means that you are actually a hypocrite, right? You have to defend the page in order to defend the right of that book to still be distributed.
Now, I'll be completely honest with you. I'm willing to defend if I ran the zoo as a book, I am willing to defend the I'm willing to defend and to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street on the basis of a simple fact. Those books have not produced more racism in American society by any measurable level, by any measurable. You cannot find an individual who's been made more racist by if I ran the zoo, not one, not a single human.
In other words, you're looking for things to be offended by. And then when you find something that you are offended by, you say, isn't this objectively offensive? And then people who are never offended by it before they go back and they're like, oh, that does look kind of uncomfortable. And then they say, let's get rid of the literature. That is not the way a free society ought to operate. Instead, people ought to be able to consume what they want to consume.
And by the way, people can use their best judgment and know these materials are not making people more racist. It's absurd. It's an absurd contention. It always was an absurd contention. But the idea from CNN now is that if you are if you don't think if you don't love that particular picture in the Dr. Seuss book, how dare you criticize the doctor, sue the state for taking this stuff down. OK, so Kevin McCarthy, the GOP leader.
He decided to defend Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and ham, which doesn't make any sense to me because Green Eggs and ham is not one of the books being canceled, I would have read and to think that I think I saw it on Mulberry Street or if I ran the zoo, I would've just gotten up here and I just wouldn't read it because again, even if I don't love those particular images, even I could see why somebody might find them offensive.
They have not offended generations of children or made anybody racist. Jake Tapper tweeted out, One of the weirdest parts of this culture war is that the self-styled warriors unwilling to stand by the empirically racist images they're supposedly defending green eggs and ham is not one of the books the Dr. Seuss Foundation has decided to stop publishing. Here is where it gets weird. You don't even have to defend those books to defend the right of those books to be distributed. Right, you don't you can actually say, I don't like those books, I don't want those books in my house, but people should be able to buy those books.
That is true for virtually all books. And I think there are tons of books that offend me and I think are annoying and stupid, I don't think should be banned. I think, objectively speaking, virtually all books written. By members of the New York Times op ed page are moronic, I don't think any of those should be banned. It's a bizarre, bizarre contention, right? It's the same contention as we should get rid of freedom of speech because some people say the N-word.
OK, so I think that freedom of speech protects people saying the N-word doesn't mean they're protected from societal consequences, but they are. But freedom of speech does protect the N-word. Am I defending the N-word? No, I think the N-word is awful and evil. I don't think anybody should use it black, white or green. And I do understand the differences between people of different races using it, but I don't like the N word. I think it's an ugly word and I think it should be extirpated from our use of language.
Does that mean that you don't have the right to say, of course you have the right to say it? You don't have to defend material in order to understand there is a right to use material or material. That's an absurdity. The move, the left is twofold, one is you're not even willing to defend that picture, so that picture shouldn't exist. And two is why are you even worrying about all this stuff? Sure. We're trying to cancel random stuff, but, you know, what are you worried about?
And the answer is, as you keep evolving the standard so as to maximize your own power, there is no standard. The standard just continues to get broader and broader. So over the weekend, we saw an attempt now to go after Speedy Gonzales and people have you notice how they're going after all the kid stuff? And the reason they're going after all the kid stuff is because they only want their standards taught in school. So it is very dangerous for a kid ever to watch a popular cartoon.
But it is also dangerous for you not to teach your four year old boy that he might be a four year old girl.
In fact, it is mandatory that you teach your child about cross-dressing when they're five, very important. He talked about the virtues of cross-dressing, but if they watch a Bugs Bunny cartoon in which he cross dresses for humorous purposes and this is very bad and in fact terrible, and you can't do that. Don't worry, they're not trying to control your kids mine, they're not trying to control how your kids are brought up, the same culture that says that Khateeb is excellent for teenagers says they cannot read a Dr.
Seuss book lest they become racist. Yeah, I don't trust you guys. Muhammad Ali, who's an idiot columnist for The Daily Beast, he said, we are fighting about Speedy Gonzalez, Dr. Susan Potato Head, the right wing is raising funds off it and will use it in twenty twenty to four elections. Zero Republicans voted for the relief bill. Over half a million people are dead. There's a recession when a dumb, nutty country. Well, I mean, first of all, why should they vote for the crappy relief bill?
It was a bad relief bill. Over half a million people are dead and would be dead regardless of whether you were counseling people. It turns out that book burning is a bad idea and so is going back and removing old cartoons. And you can show these your kids are not show them to your kids and you contextualize them or not contextualize them. It is my job to raise my kid, not your job to raise my kid. This is the push, and again, if you think it's going to end with like a few Dr.
Seuss books, here's the thing. They already showed their neck and they're going to come for Cat in the Hat, you know, that's next. They've already accused Cat in the hat of minstrelsy in some bizarre iteration again. But don't worry, it's all in your head. Council culture doesn't exist. There's a piece by A.J. Wellingham over at CNN called It's Time to Cancel This Talk of Canceled Culture. What exactly is council culture? Is it someone getting fired for harassment or problematic?
You. No, that's a workplace doing its job. Oh, is that what it is? Even though you didn't define problematic. Is it a popular figure losing fans or affiliations because of past actions? No, that's the power of public opinion or its cancelation, depending on the content of the past actions and its impact on their current job. My favorite part of this particular piece from CNN is that they actually cite this idiot author actually cites Gina Carano is not being canceled because we hired her at Daily Wire.
She was canceled and then we hired her. And what do you not understand about this, but again, if you point out that there is a censorious move on the left, then you are somehow either delusional or participating in cruelty and malice. By the way, as far as popular view goes, the entire joke of Appu is that he was a pervert. That was the entire joke. He loses if Lilliput is a bad guy. That's the whole point of his character.
Well, people like Pablo Buford's rape culture, again, show me the person who was popular and then raped somebody.
Is this common in the rapist community, I'm unaware, it seems to me that if you're going to connect contents with effect, which is what you guys love to do. Right, you'd like to suggest that Donald Trump is responsible for right on the capital because he said stuff and then people ignored the peaceful part and then rioted at the Capitol. But the content was connected with the action. So show me how the content was connected with the action with people of you.
Show me the rapist who's desperately watching Pepe Lupu late at night and then decided to go participate in, quote unquote, rape culture. It's it's so bizarre and again, there's no end to it, of course. When when they say the Dr. Seuss, so the original defense of the whole Dr. Seuss thing was, don't worry, we're just stopping the distribution of new books, but you can still go to the library, get the books. CBS then called up libraries and ask whether they would remove Dr.
Seuss books. When journalists do this sort of stuff, when they call up libraries, when they get the intelligent idea to start calling places and asking whether they're going to remove material, that is not journalism, that is activism, it's a soft way of pressuring these libraries into doing just that. So they called up these places. And as it turns out, yes, there are now libraries that are going to start removing the stuff that is breaking as of this morning.
There are libraries are going to start removing these books from the shelves so that you cannot see these terrible, terrible images, everything that stops there. And, of course, LeVar Burton, who used to be the Reading Rainbow guy, now LeVar Burton's the the band, the reading guy, he says, you know, there are some Twain books that don't age particularly well, maybe should ban Huck Finn. Talk about how you've seen this evolve over time.
I'm sure there are books that maybe you've read or seen that were, you know, popular or bestsellers that in retrospect you might look at and go that didn't age very well.
Well, I mean, there are plenty Tom Sawyer in an age old guys.
I mean, if they didn't age very well, probably we should remove them probably into the best particular thing we could do is just get rid of material and we can indoctrinate your children at the same time by virtue of just cleansing the marketplace, we can just cleanse it. This is why California is now proposing to ban boys and girls sections at big retailers. You literally will be able you'll go to a toy store and they won't have boys and girls sections anymore.
It'll be banned. You'll be punished for saying that boys and girls are different even though just boys and girls are different and they don't like the same toys. I have a boy, I have two girls and they don't like the same toys. And it makes it easier for me to shop when the toys are segregated by gender. That does not mean that I can't go over to the boys section and buy my kid escape. I literally bought my daughter's skateboard yesterday and kind of a boy toy.
So what? It's fine. But the notion that it's doing some sort of some terrible psychological harm, horrible harm to have a boys and girls section of a toy store is idiotic in the extreme. But this is the culture we want. It has to do with indoctrination, it has to do with cramming down a particular vision of society and it extends over into the next year as well. By the way, apparently both Google and Urban Dictionary are now censoring particular terminology.
One of those pieces of terminology that they're censoring is the term blue Annon. So the term blue onon, which was used recently by our friend Candice Owens. Now, that term refers to all the conspiracy theories the left has bought into over the past few years.
Right. Everything from the Russia collusion hoax to the Brett Kavanaugh rape stuff, to Jesse Smalley to all of that. So Google and Urban Dictionary literally removed that term. Blue Enan, they took it down. I've never heard of a word being banned at any of these places, but apparently Google has censored searches for blue. You cannot even search for it now. Also, by the way, Google totally games its own system. Google is actively suppressing search results that do not acquiesce to traditional viewpoints of the left, I recommend that you install duck, duck, duck, duck, go on your computer rather than Google as a way to combat all of this.
So the left is changing how you can receive information they're teaching what kinds of materials your children can access. So, yay, on the on the transgender propaganda, nay on the old Dr. Seuss books. And we are all supposed to just acquiesce to this and pretend that this is not in any way a violation of individual freedom or change to the culture that is bad. You're supposed to just say, well, you know, that's the way the world works, or we could stand up and just say, no, that's the other thing we could do.
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