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Remember that? That was good times. That was fun. There's that ABC News headline won best headlines ever over the past 48 hours. Quote, Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified. Not kidding. That was the actual headline from the piece. Intensified, intensified. See, normally when peacefulness intensifies and people get more peaceful. But apparently when peacefulness intensifies, according to ABC News, that's when you set fire to a courthouse, damage a police station in assaulting police officers.
But it's mostly peaceful, guys. We keep hearing mostly peaceful, mostly peaceful, mostly peaceful. And there's a stark divide between the protesters and the rioters and looters. Now, I'm willing to hear that stark divide. Obviously, if you're writing and you're looting, you're doing something criminal. If you're protesting, then you're not. That is the stark divide for me. There is, however, a problem, and that is that the media sympathize with the rioters and the looters.
And as it turns out, so too many members of the protest movement, according to The New York Times today and remember, we are told the protesters were super peaceful. They had no intent on doing violence. They even have sympathy for violence. They were against the violence. They recognize that violence was a bad idea. Well, not so much. Now, some of you knew this, my friend, Tommy Horowitz, he's reported from on the ground at these riots and at the protests.
And he said he couldn't find anybody who actually condemned the rioting in the looting from the protests and the sort of stark divide, at least ideologically, not in terms of behavior, but ideologically between the protesters and the rioters and looters basically has not existed since the early days of the BLM protests, which have now morphed into Antifa protests. Well, according to The New York Times, they're now confirming what Army reported on my radio show. They say peaceful protesters with, quote, room for rage sympathize with aggressive tactics.
Minutes before midnight on Sunday, the first firework of the evening screeched low over the heads of protesters gathered in Portland, Oregon, sprinkling them with white flecks of light and ricocheting into the courthouse that has become a symbol of an unwelcome federal incursion into a local outcry over police brutality. Now, I love, first of all, how The New York Times immediately posits that the only reason they're attacking the courthouse is because of the federal incursion. Now, that completely reverses the timeline.
Remember, the feds did not arrive until they attacked the courthouse. But the way The New York Times reports that if you were an alien from outer space and you arrive and you read just that paragraph, you would assume that the feds arrived and then the attacks began. The New York Times has some ducked under makeshift shields to protect themselves from the falling sparks, while others cheered at the site of the blazing projectile hurtling toward the courthouse and the federal law enforcement agents inside.
This is what democracy looks like, OK? That's not what democracy looks like. Typically speaking, when you think of democracy, you don't think of people firing projectiles at law enforcement agents. That that one, it isn't high on the list of democratic activities is to actually engage in anti civilization violence. Typically, that's not high on the list of of Democratic agenda items in recent weeks, says The New York Times. Protesters in Portland have pointed laser beams, lobbed water bottles and trash bags, and in one case, according to the Portland Police Bureau, hurled an open pocket knife at the officers guarding the courthouse.
They've used power tools, crowbars and bolt cutters to yank down a fence. In Seattle, demonstrators over the weekend set fire to several construction trailers at a youth detention facility. Protest in Richmond, Virginia. L.A. and Oakland were also marked by fires. Yet the nightly assault on the federal courthouse has been part of a much wider peaceful resistance of so much peace. Peacefulness intensifying across the nation. And I'm just going to point out here, if there had been one firework shot at police officers during the Tea Party movement, that would be the end of the world.
They were called terrorists by members of the Obama administration, as it was then called the Tea Party terrorists, by members of the Obama administration and members of the media. If the anti lockdown protesters had so much as sneezed at the at the officers who are trying to stop them from breaking the law, that would have been an assault. They would be been charged. The media would have said that the anti Latcham protesters were the worst people in the world.
They did, by the way, anyway, without them actually overtly breaking the law here. You have people overtly breaking the law. But don't worry, this is part of a much wider peaceful resistance. High school students, military veterans, off duty lawyers, lines of mothers who call themselves the wall of moms that began assembling nearly two months ago in the wake of George Floyds death at the hands of Minneapolis police. The aim, as it has been in other cities, was to assemble for sweeping police reform and racial justice.
Not that that's not the aim. The aim is, frankly, for a lot of these people. It's a good time. Seriously, you can you cannot watch footage of these protests and not come away with the conclusion these are not people attempting to actually effectuate change. These are folks who are having a good time. When the middle of a Lochiel, we've basically been told that you can't do anything, you can't go to church. Not that a lot of these folks are going to church.
You can't go out to a bar. You can't go to a concert. In fact, there's a concert in New York last night, and Andrew Cuomo is very angry at the concert. Sadly, no one thought to bring a Black Lives Matter T-shirt or at all would've been fine. The only thing you are allowed to do in today's society, in public with others is overtly resist law enforcement and or have dance parties in the thousands in the middle of the street.
So this is basically become the outlet for a bored and angry country for a lot of people, and that doesn't mean everybody isn't genuine. It does mean there are a lot of people who are not genuine. I'm not going to pretend that. I think that everybody who is firing projectiles at police officers is looking for, quote unquote, systemic change as opposed to just being a jerk, having a good time at two o'clock in the morning. The raucous escalation in recent days brought about by the deployment of federal law enforcement officers and the harsh tactics they've used against protesters has prompted new debates among the protesters over their own tactics and goals, now battling nightly rounds of pepper spray and impact munitions fired by federal forces.
Some activists worry that the nightly clashes are distracting from their demands for defunding or reforming local police departments. Yeah, you think it turns out that when you fire Crapp police officers, people are less sympathetic to the perspective that we don't need police officers. To see people standing in Portland destroying property was not actually doing the work of advocating for black people was disturbing, said Rachel Dixon, the vice president of Ngoma County Democrats organizer in the black community. I think there are a distraction from the everyday needs of people of color, especially black people.
My life is not going to improve because you broke the glass at a Louis Vuitton store. Well, that, of course, is true. But there's only one problem, a huge percentage, according to this article of people who are engaged in the protests, actually have a lot of sympathy for the people who are engaging in more aggressive tactics. Apparently, there are a lot of people who are who are kind of happy with this, I mean, that's the headline of the piece.
Kat Brooks, racial justice organizer in Oakland, I don't know how you even apply for that job, and the co-founder of the Anti Police Terror Project said Black Lives Matter protest and the movement to oust federal forces from cities where one connected it struggle. The debate among organizers, she said, is the tactics that protesters should use her own views that protesters cannot be blamed for forcefully responding when confronted with rubber bullets and pepper spray as they have been in Portland.
I don't consider property destruction violence, she said. Violence is when you attack a person or another living, breathing creature on this planet. Windows don't cry and they can't die. Okay, first of all, the idea that property damage does not amount to a form of violence is insane is patently insane. If I come to your house and I burn it down, I have done an act of violence against you. I have. And if you don't believe me, then I'll come to your house and I'll burn it down.
This is crazy. If somebody went to this lady's apartment and just broke in and trashed the place, would you like. You know what? This wasn't an act of violence. I mean, no one was hurt after all. This is all fine. It's all fine. Not a big deal. Advocating for systemic change. Organizers in Oakland, which has a long tradition of loud protests, are watching closely whether federal forces will be deployed there if the feds come to Oakland is going to make Portland look like Disneyland, she said.
Miss Brooks. She rejected the notion put forward by Mayor Libby, chef of Oakland, that violence and property destruction reinforce Trump's message that anarchists were taking over the country's streets. She says we could sit there and sing Kumbayah and suck lollipops between now and November. But if Donald Trump thinks it makes sense to hit Oakland in Detroit and some of the other cities with large black populations, then that's what Donald Trump is going to do. So a lot of sympathy among the protesters for people who are engaging in violence.
And it's important to recognize this because that is what federal law enforcement and local law enforcement are actually facing down. They're not facing down protesters. These protests have been going on for months. It did not escalate to people firing pepper balls at people unless the people who are having the pepper balls fired at them or engaged in violation of law. We'll get to more of this in just one second. First, let's talk about having good clothes. Now, I know you probably have a lot of clothes in that dresser right now.
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With personnel beginning to arrive last Thursday night, the Department of Homeland Security is also considering a plan to send an additional fifty US Customs and Border Protection personnel to the city, according to a senior administration official involved in the federal response. This would mark a significant expansion of the federal force operating at the Portland federal courthouse there. One hundred fourteen agents there in mid-July. It's unclear how many existing personnel could be sent home after the arrival of one hundred reinforcements.
This anybody treating this as completely out of bounds is just ignoring the realities on the ground, but that's exactly what is happening. One U.S. attorney for Oregon is ripping Portland officials over the handling of the riots. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams, he urged Portland residents to demand action from local officials saying, listen, the only reason the feds are even here is because the local officials refused to do anything about this, which suggests that they have some sympathy for the violence because they think the violence is going to actually effectuate change.
From my standpoint, it's it's nonsensical. It's just political theater. It's unfortunate because everything law enforcement accomplishes to address law on multiple fronts is done through partnerships to pass a resolution that you're barred from talking with law enforcement partners because it's just political. And that's just so unfortunate, short sighted. It's it's it doesn't help anything. But, you know, it is what it is.
That, of course, is absolutely right. But what you're seeing from local officials is open admiration for people who are engaged in violence. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin, who's just awful I mean, she's an awful mayor. She allowed city blocks of her own city to be ripped away from law and order and dominated by people who really can be described as terrorists. I mean, if you take over a two block area of downtown and then there are shootings that take place there in and the first responders are not allowed to come in, I don't know what else to describe that is.
I mean, it's insurrection. The Seattle mayor, however, says that by President Trump deploying federal law enforcement to protect federal property, it's a dry run for martial law. Now, if you're suggesting it's a dry run for martial law, what you really are suggesting is that violent uprisings against a dry run from martial law are justified. How else do you read that? This is just justification for violence by the Seattle mayor who's tolerated violence in her own city and has tolerated the degradation of her own law and order in her own city.
Here's Mayor Jennings talking just a trash heap of mayor.
Every time this president promises to sow division, he's successful at it and he has his clearly targeted cities run by Democratic mayors. He said so himself. He's using law enforcement is a political tool. I hate to say it, Aaron, but I really believe that we are seeing the dry run for martial law. This is a president that is using law enforcement and federal forces for political purposes. And that should be chilling to every American to dry run from martial law.
She's absolutely suggesting that the president of the United States is going to use federal force to overwhelm all resistance to his own agenda. That's what she's suggesting. Martial law, by the way, these are the same folks who suggest that President Trump should put down a national NASCAR mandate enforceable by federal law enforcement. It's very funny to watch all the same people who claim that Trump is a fascist asking him to be a fascist. It's really exciting, but that's pretty crazy stuff.
And that is the mayor of a major democratic city, which suggests, again, if you are resisting a dry run for martial law, this makes you the good guys. If you're burning property and burning Starbucks and all this, this makes you the best. This makes you actually positive. It's a good thing. We'll get to more of this in just a second, because the media, some of the media are just cheering this on. You can tell by their deselection, wait until you see one guest on MSNBC making some pretty wild claims about why this violence is happening in major cities.
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So there's this inside outside game that's being played here by Democrats. How dare you lumped together these people? We're like, okay, I don't want to lump together those people. And then the media is like, yeah, but they're the same. So why are you ripping rioters and looters the most? The most. Beloved tactic these days is the so-called Motte and Bailey tactic of argumentation, where you make an extraordinarily extreme claim, somebody attacks the extraordinarily extreme claim and then you basically you basically run away, right?
You go into retreat up into an argument that is less attackable. So you see this black lives matter. Somebody says, you know, Black Lives Matter means do you find the police? You like defunding the police. A terrible idea is going to hurt black people. I say, well, what I really meant is that black lives matter. You don't believe Black Lives Matter. That's a modern daily tactic. It's named after the old sort of medieval fortresses where you'd have a town that was the demott down at the bottom of a hill.
And then if that was attacked, everybody would retreat up the hill to the Bailey, which was the which was the central castle. This is what you're seeing over and over. You're seeing this with regard to the rioters in the looters as well. People will say the rioters in the looters. Right. I mean, they're just they're justified because, I mean, martial law is on the horizon. That's ridiculous. That's ridiculous. I mean, why are you justifying rioting and looting?
How dare you conflate rioting and looting with protesting? And I didn't I never did that. Here's Rahm Emanuel doing that routine.
There are people trying to hijack these legitimate protesters and create violence. And I think in the response from the federal government shouldn't be trying to make antifa the face of the protest, let the local law enforcement take the lead if they need federal assistance to last for it, like we've done in every other situation going back and this situation, understand the protesters who are asking America to live up to the promise of America and know that others, individuals, not a lot, but are trying to hijack these protests for their own violent needs.
So that is that's good stuff here. Also, good stuff. An activist named Erica was on MSNBC, featured on MSNBC, your source for all wing news, and suggested openly, this activist, that what's actually happening in major cities, that violence is rising not because the police are absent, violence is rising because of the federal government is shipping guns into inner cities in order to create violence. This was featured on MSNBC in a segment called America in Crisis Racial Injustice.
Protests across the US spur police clashes. Again, notice even in that, Kiran, the conflation between protests and violence, right. Racial injustice, protests spur police clashes. It's the police who are responding to just normal protests for racial injustice against racial injustice. It's amazing stuff. Here's this activist suggesting something absolutely nuts to virtually no push back by the MSNBC host.
We see the influx of guns in communities across the nation. Once again, people in the house for three months. They lost their jobs, lost their family. They was grieving. They don't have money to buy these guns, where they coming from. And so just like in the 70s and 80s, when we saw the counterintelligence program put guns and drugs into certain communities to create certain behaviors to stop the rise of protests and movements, we see it again.
OK, this is absolutely bizarre nonsense. And there's no pushback on MSNBC so far as I could tell to do any of this is just an activist, right, spouting activism. Things are going really well in the country, it seems. Well, I think that the only way that the country can truly heal is if HBO has itself a really important session. I got really important and important talk. So HBO has now finally given a voice to Left Wing Voices, HBO, that notoriously right wing outlet.
They finally opened up a space for left wingers to talk. HBO Sports is now going to air seeing America with Megan Rapinoe on August 1st, showing a conversation between the U.S. women's soccer team captain, Representative Alexander Ocasio Cortez, famous sports person, sixteen nineteen, project founder and Pulitzer Prize winner Nicole Hannah Jones, and great fiction writer, also famous sports person and comedian and television host Hasan Minhaj. Also amazing, amazing sports person. So I'm so glad that HBO Sports is going to air a conversation between Megan Rapinoe, who's most mostly famous for complaining about how America sucks while making millions of dollars complaining about how America sucks.
Colin Kaepernick of soccer over here, AOC, who, of course, is famous as a sports commentator, Nicole Hannah Jones, who is famous for just making up American history, and Hasan Minhaj, who is a comedian and TV host. Peter Nelson, executive vice president of HBO Sports. I quote, We are grateful Megan Rapinoe would choose HBO as home for this conversation and look forward to more opportunities with her to continue this dialogue. Megan is fearless in speaking out on issues joined by Representative AOC, Nicole Hannah joining us on Minhaj.
This conversations in this conversation embraces the challenges we collectively face. So basically it is a Bill Maher panel with Bill Maher is what we are seeing right here. In the trailer, Rabinow says, I'm a gay female athlete, I can't ever just be one thing because she's intersectionality intersection that she can't ever just well, she can she can just be a social justice warrior. That's what she is. Hannah Jones says she views the upcoming election as, quote, the first election where we are actually voting for our lives.
OK, this person, Nicole Hannah Jones, is just the fact they made her de facto editor of The New York Times, this speaks to the fact that The New York Times is a flaming bag of human feces at this point. It is just this is the first election where black people are actually voting for their lives. Truly, truly. Is it for a pseudo historians? You should know a little bit about American history. It seems like there have been a lot more risky time to be a black person in America than twenty twenty the first election where we're actually voting for our lives.
Rapino, according to Mediate, who led her team to victory during the 2018 World Cup, has consistently dedicated herself to activism and human rights issues. It's an honor to host a show where a critical conversation between some of America's most innovative thought leaders. I'm so thankful to HBO for providing such a powerful platform, so much powerful platforming for. And I look forward to a conversation in which one person says something that a bunch of other people need, not along.
It'll be very, very exciting stuff, very exciting stuff. It is interesting to note how liberals and liberals have a choice to make. I'm talking about this for for a few weeks now. Liberals have a choice to make in our culture. Choice number one is they can fight back against the radical left and they can join forces with people in the middle. And they can recognize that while they may agree with the radical left on some policy prescriptions, they actually agree more with the middle and maybe even some on the right about the rights that we all have and how the country should basically be rooted in notions of right.
Or they can cave to the radical left and you can see who's choosing which way. In Hollywood, everybody is moving to the WOAK left very, very quickly. Octavia Spencer, the actress, she now says that the only way that people should play disabled people is if they are actually disabled. So acting is out the window, according to Octavia Spencer. That's exciting stuff. Here's Octavia Spencer yesterday.
Nothing can replace lived experience and authentic representation. That's why it's imperative that we cast the appropriate actor for the appropriate role. And that means people with disabilities as well, able bodied actors in roles for characters with disabilities is offensive, unjust. And deprives an entire community of people from opportunities. You know, it's true because there's a lot of piano music in the background. That's how you always know these videos are true. Online is when there's somebody in the background who's playing intense piano music.
But the intense piano music never has a left hand. It's really just the right hand up near the upper register of the Keys. You got to love actresses coming out and saying that acting is now wrong. So the vocal left on the march.
Also, you've seen how the ACLU has turned. You remember that time the ACLU used to defend sort of the liberal notion of rights, the KKK. She did, by the way, play somebody with schizophrenia is my understanding. I'll tell you, Octavia Spencer, I don't think she suffers from schizophrenia. Anyway, an ACLU staff attorney was tweeting out in the same vein. So ACLU used to be kind of traditionally liberal. And the ACLU was an organization that said we may not agree with what you say, but we definitely will defend your right to say it.
Well, now they've decided, no, we're caving to the radical left as well. The culture wars really are not happening on the right as much as they are happening between the left and the liberals. It looks like increasingly the liberals are losing. But what's happening there is that means it's driving everybody in the center to the right. Now question is whether Trump could take advantage of that electorally. That's another question. We'll get to that in just one second.
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If it falls inside, the First Amendment will defend your right to say it. They've moved from that to if you say something we don't like, it's now a danger, a danger to strangers. That staff attorney for the ACLU says it would be nice to ignore the Harry Potter Harry Potter person to be J.K. Rowling. But the rhetoric being used on her massive platform is feeding a genocidal impulse that already exists in government and within individuals. She is dangerous, situating the transit subject and the trans body in the contested discursive space.
The way she does pulls the conversation around, transgenes into the posture of working to locate the legitimate trans subject. That's that's just gobbledygook. That's even in English. The idea being that we must defend against the allegation that too many trans people in the world reflects a problem. That is, after all, her point. And in so doing, we see the conversation to CIS people and institutions. And perhaps most insidiously, in doing so, we give the false impression that sex bodies are things only trans people have by obscuring the larger structural impulses behind BOTTOMLY policing and the violence of the sex binary, we ensure the continuation of these structures are the violence of the sex binary guys, the fear that a trans person of any age might actually love and embrace their bodies.
What drives Jaquet and others? They don't want to just make it harder for us to survive. They want to destroy any joy we might feel in our journeys. OK, this is the ACLU staff attorney now saying that J.K. Rowling is dangerous and is pushing genocidal impulses by pointing out that biological women exist and liberals are going to have to make a choice if they wish to side with this kind of nuttiness or do they wish to acknowledge the conversations should and can take place.
And this is an open debate because what we're seeing right now in America's major cities is that liberals are increasingly saying, OK, if you want to do violence, do violence. All right. Well, and if anybody says that violence is bad, stop focusing on violence. Why are you even focusing on the violence? Well, what this is driving rational people to do is run headlong from the radical left, like run screaming from the radical left. This is why you're seeing Elon Musk increasingly tweet things that are pissing off the radical left.
Yesterday, he tweeted out a graphic, said Das Kapital. In a nutshell, Karl Marx book is a picture of Karl Marx and said, Give me that for free. Hungary, Santa.
It's good for Elon Musk, good for Elon Musk, a man who's actually built a company as opposed to all these people who just want to steal other people's labor. But this is going to be the gap that opens up. You're starting to see it open up a little bit inside the Democratic Party as well. And this is the gap that Joe Biden is going to have to bridge over. So far, anti Trump has basically bridged over the gap between radical left and liberals who may not like the radical left very much.
It'll be interesting to see whether that lasts. So yesterday, the DNC platform committee voted down Medicare for all as part of the platform. They did it overwhelmingly and people were very angry.
And Bernie Land here was Dennis McDonough, co-chair of the Biden campaign, voting against Medicare for all as part of the platform members voting on this voting has closed on this amendment. The motion was not approved by the members, and the language as proposed will remain unchanged. There are thirty six, one twenty five now and three abstentions. That's on amendment three two eight one nine four. OK, so the burning people are super duper pissed because the burning people are saying, why don't you give us everything we want?
And the Biden people are like, because if we do that, nobody will like us. That is a battle that is going to rage out into the open. And started to break out a little bit yesterday when a Sanders campaign co-chair named Nina Turner ripped Biden. She actually suggested there's a direct quote. It's like saying to somebody about choosing between Biden and Trump. Well, it's like saying to somebody, you have a bull bleep in front of you and all you got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing.
It's still bleep bleeping the s word. So this is going to be a problem that does eventually rip up in the Democratic Party. The question is whether Trump can exploit it. And this is why Trump needs to be very focused in the way he campaigns. And I know that a lot of people out there who just think all the polls are wrong and that everything is hunky dory. Let me just tell you something. People inside the Trump administration, inside the Trump campaign, they understand that the polls aren't all fake.
They do. They get that Trump is not in good shape electorally right now. And they understand that Trump has to be a lot more focused in how he has approached this campaign so far. There is a gap emerging in the Democratic Party. It is a gap between the radical left and the old school liberals. But that's been glossed over again by anti Trump. As you can see, that gap starting to expose itself with regard to the violence and protests in the cities.
You can see it starting to expose itself in terms of the council culture, where members of the traditional liberal left are looking at their radical left compatriots and going, you guys are kind of fascist, aren't you? Hey, that is a gap that a professional politician who good at this could rip wide open. That's what Trump should be doing. That requires two things. One, him to focus completely on ripping open that scene because it's very important for the country that seem to be ripped open.
The radical left needs to be excised. They need to be. Anybody who claims that violence is a solution to political problems needs to be excised from the conversation. That's not mean. Obviously not violence or anything. I'm explicitly denouncing violence for those in Media Matters who don't understand English. When I say XYZ, I mean there is an Overton Window. If you are claiming that attacks on federal law enforcement are part of that Overton Window, you're doing it wrong.
The liberals need to take back over the Democratic Party and Trump can help that happen. And if the Democratic Party keeps caving to the radical left, maybe traditional liberals might think about moving away from a Democratic Party that no longer represents them. I know a lot of traditional liberals who are looking in horror at what's happening right now. Trump, if he's skillful, can exploit that and he should exploit that. That requires two things focus and not providing the Democrats with a shiny object, namely, namely Trump, to gather around an attack.
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Take as an example, Nicole Hannah Jones, right, fresh off her Pulitzer Prize winning essay that was so bad for other Pulitzer Prize winning historians, called it bad, and then she won a Pulitzer for it in true New York Times. Walter, dramatic fashion today, she tweeted out that the 16 19 project, which openly posited that the actual origin of the country was not 1776, it was 16 19, that every structure in America was designed in order to effectuate slavery and racism.
I mean, this is what the 16 19 project openly says. Now she's saying she's the revisionist historian, is now revising the history of her own revisionist history project. She says it's no longer history, and she tweeted this out yesterday. She says it wasn't meant to be a historic project. It was a journalistic enterprise. OK, sure. Now, she says, quote, I've said consistently, the 16 19 project is an origin story, not the origin story.
Our interest has explicitly. What would it mean to consider 16, 19 our founding? Not that it is our founding. Is that what it says? Because the original language of the 16 19 project, which apparently is no longer available online. But I remember it because I quoted it in my book, they said that 16 19 was, quote, our true founding. They stated, quote, On the four 100th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story.
Truthfully, it was not meant as a sort of balance or corrective to whitewash history, not even close. It was meant as a replacement. But now you're starting to see Nicole Hannah Jones walk back her own project and say, oh, she's meant to be kind of a critique, wasn't meant to be like an alternative. History doesn't matter that the very first page of the 16 to 19 project declares, quote, It is finally time to tell our story truthfully by reframing American history, treating 16 19 as our nation's birth year and placing slavery at the very center of our national narrative.
So, you know, she's walking it back a little bit because it turns out that all of this sort of radicalism of the robins is even members of the liberal literati are beginning to say, well, I'm not so intense now. Trump could exploit that right because the radical left has gone off the rails. Trump could push on this particular theme and it would be important to do that in order for that to happen. Yes. And not make booboos uncovered.
So over the past week and a half, the president of the United States, there's one issue at the forefront of everybody's mind. That's when the hell can we get back to anything remotely resembling normal right now? That is the big question right now as states consider additional lockdown's. Now, again, what the data show is that we are already seeing a flattening in Texas, in Florida, in Arizona, hospitalizations are going down, ice use are going down.
We saw the curve, the curve went up, and now the curve is coming back down. And that was happening before, quote unquote, additional lockdown's, which is good, which is good.
And frankly, I'm very curious to see what happens in New York as New York continues to reopen, because if New York reopens and we do not actually see a second wave, we don't see a second spike, what that would suggest is that herd immunity doesn't kick in at 60 or 70 percent thanks to t cell immunity. It actually kicks in a lot lower. And that would be like the best of all scenarios is that once it runs through a community, that's it.
Like you're basically done now. You know my mouth to God's ears. We don't know that yet. There's a lot of scientific controversy over t cell resistance and t cell immunity, but that would be great. But bottom line is, what we're seeing in the Sunbelt, for example, is a receding of the cases. And we never saw death levels like death levels that we saw in New York. So over the last week and a half, the president has become or had in the last 24 hours a lot more, I would say, studied and focused on the on the issue.
He just didn't seem as wild and that was good. You see his typical daily presser yesterday and he sounded pretty good right here. Was President Trump yesterday encouraging people to wear masks and social distance, which has been sort of the going scientific advice for the last several months.
I trust all Americans to do the right thing, but we strongly advise everyone to especially especially focus on maintaining a social distance, maintaining rigorous hygiene, avoid large gatherings and crowded into our bars and wear masks when appropriate. We also strongly urge citizens to take extra precautions to shield those at highest risk, which are in most cases, in many cases, the elderly.
That's good. I mean, that's what he should be saying. There's new evidence out today, according to The Wall Street Journal, that says that face masks are still fairly useful. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he believes the pandemic could be brought under control over the next four to eight weeks. If we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, apparently it has like a very small impact on the transmission of covid in small numbers.
But the more people wear masks, the more the curve is is really brought down because fewer and fewer people think it reduces your risk of transmitting covid by like 30 or 40 percent was what I'd seen in the studies. But if everybody does that, then it reduces it by a very, very large percentage. There's a newly published study suggesting that universal use of surgical masks helps reduce rates of confirmed coronavirus infections among health care workers at Mass General Brigham Health Care Systems in Massachusetts.
Renfield's comments are the clearest message yet from the CDC that they that they are pushing the mask wearing the CDC currently recommends the use of cloth face coverings in public. Several states have made the coverage a requirement for most people in wide ranging public situations. An analysis published Sunday in the BMJ, a medical journal, found face coverings are now recommended or mandated in 160 countries to reduce coronavirus transmission, apparently, according to researchers. They say that a homemade face, Maxwell, will radically reduce the amount of time that the virus is in the air.
Which is which is good, and then it reduces the amount of distance traveled when you breathe. It reduces it from up to apparently 100 inches if you have an uncovered face, too, if you have like a stitched mask, nearly zero. In other words, it goes like a little bit beyond your mouth, but not much further than that. So all that is good, right? I've never understood the perspective that says that we want the economy to reopen.
Therefore, nobody wear masks. If you want the economy to reopen, you should wear a mask. I mean, that is the best way to get back to work. And I'm back at work. That's because everybody around me is wearing a mask. And when I'm not on the camera, I'm wearing a mask, too. It seems to me that the easiest way for us to get back to work is to be safe, because you know what would happen if there's a cholera outbreak?
People would go home again. So what you actually want is to reduce the transmission. So Trump is saying that to also Trump is now pushing the vaccine button, which is good operation warp speed is continuing. We've now moved to phase three in certain vaccine trials. Here's the president talking about this yesterday.
A groundbreaking agreement with Pfizer includes a guarantee to deliver one hundred million doses shortly after the vaccine's approval, almost immediately with the option to purchase an additional 500 million thereafter. Not only is operation warp speed accelerating the development of a vaccine, we're also directing a colossal industrial mobilization to ensure its rapid delivery. Nothing's happened like this since the end of World War Two.
OK, and he's not wrong about this, right? All of this is good, right? There's a more concerted trump. This is what you want to see, Anthony Fauci. Yesterday, he was out there celebrating a stage three progression for the vaccine. He's saying this is very good news.
The virus was first put on a public database to sequence early on in January. So to go from not even knowing what the virus was in early January to a phase three trial is really record time. And I might add it was not done compromising safety, nor was it done compromising scientific integrity. I can't guarantee you the success of the vaccine because only a clinical trial will determine that. But I can virtually guarantee you that this has got off to a good start and we will get this trial completed.
So all of this is positive news, obviously now where the Democrats prefer to put their focus is on course inside the administration, which is why, again, if Trump wants to exacerbate the scene between radical left and liberals, which is good for the country, it's something that should happen then he needs to not provide them a common rallying point when he does silly things. What the Democrats would prefer to do is rally around hate Trump. And that's why you're seeing from Andrew Cuomo.
He says lack of a plan is called Trump. The absolute arrogance of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, suggesting that Trump's activities during covid-19 are really the problem when his state got walloped. Actually, this is Chris's brother, sorry, his idiot brother who has helped push the propaganda here. Here's idiot brother Chris talking about how a lack of a plan is called Trump, as opposed to his brother, who he was having on the air and holding up giant fake nasal swabs.
Solid stuff here from Chris Cuomo.
Help is not coming from on high proof. There's no plan for better testing.
I hear you all over this country saying you can't get results fast enough. I know there's no plan for it to get better. There's no plan to help us reopen schools. And there is a reason for this inaction. And it has a name, Trump.
Really, your brother is the governor of New York. What's his plan? Seriously, what's his plan? Thirty three thousand people died in that state. And by the way, The Washington Post is now saying what we should do is shut down the entire country for months on end in the hope that this will bring the coronavirus infections down to zero and then we can test and trace everybody in a country of three hundred thirty million people. Ignoring the fact that we are seeing in Europe is spikes again in a huge number of countries that initially brought the cases down near zero.
Israel had the cases down near zero. They had a spike that shut down again. So that that is not really a solution either. The bottom line is that there aren't a lot of good solutions here other than the stuff that we already know tends to reduce transmission, namely the social distance and the mask wearing the idea of going into a full scale national. The Washington Post is now encouraging people, by the way, like they would like to see that if you are covered positive, that you would be forced to stay in a hotel and the government would set up hotels for you and you would be forced to stay there by law, like they say this in a Washington Post editorial today.
They don't explicitly say that they want you forced into it. They say what sort of hotels for people who want to go? Yeah, sure. Because if I get covered, what I desperately want to do is go to a hotel with a bunch of other people with covid. Sounds fantastic. But in any case, Trump, you know, has to be beware of making booboos uncovered that that covid has really hurt his re-election chances. Look at the polls.
When Colbert started his reelect, chances went from basically 50, 50 or 55 45 down to about 20 percent, which means don't make booboos that make it look like you are not on solid footing. Which is why yesterday, when the president decided to retreat a Breitbart video and it was video of some frontline doctors and they call themselves America's Frontline Doctors, and they're speaking, it looks like, at the White House talking about how hydroxy Clarke and hydroxy chloroquine was a cure, like literally a cure.
And then he was retweeting things that that said in the video, like implying that Anthony Fauci was bad at his job and and he's at fault for all of this. That's not the kind of stuff that is going to make people feel a sense of durability and a sense of solidity in a time where everything feels chaotic. So Trump retweeted this. The tweet also included, again, ripping on Falchi, which is like the media have been begging for Trump to go right at Falchi for literally months, for months, which is bad for the country and bad for Trump.
The reason that they've been pushing this is because they want this to be a battle between Falchi, who's become sort of hero of the resistance simply because Trump and he seem to be at odds. They want that battle. They want it to look like Trump versus the science. So Trump tweets the stuff out, by the way, that that Houston doctor, she's now being ripped up and down because apparently she has made some claims about alien DNA and she has made claims about demon sperm and such.
It's not great stuff. It's not great stuff. She said nobody needs to get sick. This virus has a cure. And she said, you don't need a mask. There is a cure. So none of that is is really based in any sort of science. But in any case, Anthony Fauci then went on TV and defended himself from Trump, saying that basically he's bad at his job. He was Foushee. Now you got exactly what the media wanted, that Foushee vs.
Trump battle. This is not good for Trump, for folks who support Trump. If you think that him battling openly with his own his own guy. Right. I mean, Foushee is the guy he put out front in the first place. It ain't a good look. He's been doing this with every official in his administration for a long time. Jeff Sessions, he did it with his own chief of staff for a while, like it's a frequent thing.
But when it looks like that guy stands for science and you don't, that's a bad look for you, especially because, again, Trump's been more focused over the last week. So set The Simpsons days since work accident are back to zero here. Here's Anthony Facture going at Trump. I don't tweet.
I don't I don't even read them. So I don't really want to go there. I just will continue to do my job no matter what comes out, because I think it's very important we're in the middle of a crisis with regard to an epidemic, a pandemic. This is what I do. This is what I've been trained for my entire professional life. And I'll continue to do it to the charge.
You've been misleading the American public. I have not been misleading the American public under any circumstances.
OK, so obviously this is that this sort of conflict is bad for Trump. If you want Trump re-elected, this is bad stuff. Meanwhile, Twitter has decided that they're going to ban anybody who tweets that video, that video comes out. I don't think that that video is supported by the best available science. I think that the lady in the video is making some pretty extraordinary claims that don't seem to be based. Like the idea that it's a cure does not seem to be real reality.
Donald Trump Jr. retweeted that particular video, he tweeted, This is a must watched so different from the narrative everyone is running with Twitter, then suspended him, Twitter suspended and this is insane. Twitter suspended him, saying that under their policies, they violated the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to covid-19 policy is wildly overbroad. The policy is really stupid. The reason that it's wildly overbroad is because if you had tweeted back in March that people should wear masks, you would have been in contradiction to the CDC and Falchi and the WHL.
The thing about science is that until the science is quote unquote settled, you actually don't know what the science is settled. And the studies on hydroxy chloroquine, again, they're pretty mixed right there. Some that say that it's somewhat effective. There's something to say that is not at all effective. The original studies were completely debunked. The ones that said that it was going to kill you of a heart attack, those were complete. Those completely fell apart.
They just weren't real. So but the bottom line is that, politically speaking, for Trump, the biggest thing that he can do right now to push for his own victory is to force the liberals to repudiate the radical left instead of centering on him and his particular foibles. Again, set the country back to zero because that is not what he did today that keep the man off of Twitter for the love of God, keep the man off of Twitter for five seconds if you actually want him re-elected.
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