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Dr. Phil McGraw is an author and psychologist. He is the host of "Dr. Phil Primetime" on Merit Street Media and the podcast "Phil in the Blanks." His newest book is "We've Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America's Soul and Sanity." www.drphil.com

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mthomas

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Recap article with timestamp links - https://medium.com/@Matthew_Thomas/recap-discussion-jre-2105-dr-phil-e867796e684f

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why do you keep talking to this moron?

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I like how you did the cliff notes, that's a slick move. Yeah, how about that? Yeah, that's very smart. Because it's big print too for dummies like me. This is nice. Yeah, about that. Yeah. I'm excited to read this man. You are a great giver of advice, sir. What does it like to carry that burden in a wild world? Well, I tell you what, I ain't looking for something to do. I don't have to look very far. Yeah, it's a wild time of a mask confusion and people losing their fucking minds. Very strange. It really is and you know I keep thinking this is about as crazy as it can get and then I go, This is about as crazy as it can get and then I go I get up and And you see the NYPD dance team I haven't seen that okay here we go. All right. You gotta show me The NYPD in the middle of the craziest migrant crisis is anybody's ever experienced in the middle of places where you You attack police officers violently attack police officers, and you release no bail like that, right back out on this street. This is the NYPD dance team, so they developed a dance team. You remember when you were a kid and you thought about the fall of the Roman Empire? You were like, did they see it coming? You think this is a clue? If a bigger clue would be an alien landing on the White House lawn, it does the only thing bigger. This is insanity. The fact that they would a put this on television. First of all, is this the news? What is this that they put this on, Jamie? I think it's the New York news yet. Okay. Isn't there a lot of other shit? That's the news? That's like really important for people to know about right now. You know what? I'll tell you, anything that lifts morale with law enforcement right now? [2:00] That's true. You got to give them that anything that lifts them around and bonds them because they got the lowest morale Ever and I don't blame them. I don't blame me either they This is not the solution, but they should know they should be massively funded not defund it You should train them better. You should if you've got all these situations with people You got people that I mean how much training is involved today in this time of such a demand for police officers, right? Like they're trying really hard to get police officers. They should train them like they train Navy SEALs. It should be like a very difficult process to get through and we should be very thankful that people are doing the job and they should be rewarded and treated well. You know what really drives me crazy about this defending that went on and of course I think everybody decided that was like a either really bad idea or really poorly worded idea either way but listen the last thing you want to do is try to get police officers to wear three [3:04] or four different hats. You don't want them showing up saying, okay, I want to try to be a social worker and a psychologist and diffuse all of this and all. A police officer should show up and enforce the law. If not, people are gonna get shot and killed. Police officers should show up and suppress illegal activity, disarm people that are a threat, and after all that's done, then fine. Bring in somebody that is a social worker or whatever, but you don't want a police officer doing all of that stuff. They're there to do one job and that is suppress illegal behavior, disarm dangerous people, and they need to do it as quickly and efficiently as they can. They don't want to do all that as, they get one job, and they need to do that one job and do it very well, and they don't need people in there saying, well, you need to kind of talk to them, [4:02] and you need to this, you need to kind of talk to them and you need to this you need to that. I'm not saying be heavy handed or badge heavy but they need to do what they're there to do and then let other people come in behind them and try to do all the rest of the stuff. You don't want to cop doing three different jobs. You want them to do one job, and that's suppressive legal behavior, get it under control and then let somebody else do everything else. Yes. And you need money for that. Of course you do. You can't have defund the police. Expect things to get better. No. It's the whole idea behind that is so insane. It was, and let me tell you, the people that were yelling defund the police weren't speaking for the people they were protecting. In those neighborhoods they didn't want less police. No. They didn't want less police. It was their businesses that were getting robbed, their businesses were getting burned down. They didn't want less police. And it's so often that these activists, these, and I call it tyranny of the fringe, I've written this new book, we'll talk about, I'm sure, in due time. But I talk about tyranny of the fringe. These [5:02] activists aren't speaking for the people they say they're speaking for. They're speaking for themselves. They like the camera, they like the attention. They're not speaking for the groups they supposedly are speaking for. And it works. That's what's crazy. It's effective. And in this day and age when it's attached to something like the idea of being a progressive or being a good person, being on the left, being a kind person. You go along with these things and the next thing you know, you're supporting the wildest of the leftists, you're supporting Antifa, you're turning a blind eye to violent thugs. And this is how screwed up everything's gotten just over the last few years. It seems like 10 years ago this is not possible. No and it's accelerating and not decelerating it but I'm beginning to sense that there's a pushback. Oh yeah. Because I think you I think they've made a serious miscalculation. They pushed so hard and so long that they started to wake up middle America to the point that [6:03] they're saying wait a a minute, what? That's not okay. When they start rewriting history, when they start rewriting science, when they start trying to get the government to co-parent with you, with your child, people start saying, okay, whoa, whoa, whoa, wait a minute. I didn't mind when you were running around here talking crazy, but now you're starting to get into my business Like my grandmother's state now you've gone from preaching to meddling now Well, you know it's not okay. I mean Canada has some pretty insane cases that are going on right now About gender transition from really young kids and there's all this pushback with Parents and there's all this because the parents are not being told that their children want to transition. So there's this guy that was talking about these issues of parents rights in Canada. Any specifically said that parents don't have rights in Canada. I feel like he said they have obligations. Is that the term he used? [7:07] But he said under Canadian law, parents don't have rights. Like what the fuck are you saying? Let me make sure that's exactly what he said before I get sued. But when I saw it, I was like, this is such a crazy thing to say. And if that's the way their law is structured, fix that. Like who are other people to tell you how to parent your child? And who are these people? Have they been vetted? Are they really good at parenting? They're supposed to be teachers. They're not supposed to be parents. Here's my problem with that. If you look at this right now, and I understand, I don't know if you know, but I'm starting my whole new network called Merritt Street Media. No, I didn't know. Yeah, and we launch at the 1st of April. We were going to launch at the end of February, but we've delayed it a month in order to pick up some more massive distribution. [8:05] And I have committed myself to owning the debate lane in America. I'm willing to let all sides come and say what they want to say, but they've got to be willing to answer hard questions. And I've had some of these folks, I've already shot about 30 shows on Dr. Phil Primetime. And we're gonna have four hours of news and a whole lot of other programming. But it's all about, I mean, let's be common-sensical. Let's look at the facts. Let's look at science. Let's not look at what you want to be the truth. Let's look at what is the facts. Let's look at what is science. And we've got these people that it's interesting they choose words like gender affirming care. You know, that's interesting that they call it that, but really what they're talking about is hormonal therapy or sex reassignment surgery on children. [9:08] And in fairness, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American is in the Krin society or whatever the exact name of that is, all of the major medical associations have signed off on this, Joe. They've signed off on it. And I have never seen those organizations sign off on anything with less information as to whether or not it does long-term harm of anything in my life. And when I ask about that, when I bring that up, then they immediately label you as transphobic. And I thought that the deal was first due no harm. And all of the European countries, you know, Sweden, Norway, they've all stopped doing it because they say, we cannot say in good conscious that this does no harm because it [10:05] does harm. If you look at the long-term consequences, if someone changes their mind at 10, 11, 12, 13 years old, they can't decide which pajamas they want to wear at night. And their reason for doing it is it stops this drive for suicide that there's a suicide epidemic. It doesn't fix that. It doesn't fix all the comorbid issues that come along with feeling like they're in the wrong body. But yet they're pushing this and it's, we're going to do some shows that are already taped that are revealing what the real results of this are and I think people are going to be shocked that these medical organizations have signed off on this. [11:00] I think they've just given in to the pressure. Yeah, I just don't understand where the pressure's coming from. Another phrase they're using now is life-saving gender affirming care. They like to smash them all together like that. Well, I don't think that there's evidence to suggest that's true. Is this the guy you're talking about? He said, there's no such thing as parental rights in Canada. Children have rights in Canada, and those kinds of policies restrict the rights children have. This is a wild thing, man. It's, I've never seen anything like it. But America's not far behind that, because I've talked to a lot of teachers and They're telling me that they have a duty to the children That if the child is not ready to talk to their parents about this that it's okay For them to keep a secret from the child now. Let me tell you what my problems with this are and see what you think [12:04] First off, this is either a psychological phenomenon or a medical phenomenon. And the teachers are not trained in either psychology or medicine. They're not any more trained to deal with that than they are to take out the kids' spleen in the home room. So if that's true, if it's a psychological thing, if it's gender dysphoria or it's a medical issue, then you need someone trained in child psychology, psychiatry, or medicine. And the teacher's not trained in any of those three things. Like I say, they're not any more trained in that than they are to take out the child spleen. So how are they qualified to deal with that? Secondly, it's teaching the child to keep a secret from their parents. It's teaching deception and [13:01] interfering between the child's relationship with their parent. Now, their issue with their justification for that is, well, if the child goes home and announces this, or if we tell it to the parent, then the child could get abused. The child could get judged. The child could get kicked to the curb, but they have to admit statistically that that is of a very rare. And if that's the case, that's what we have Child and Department of Child and Family Services for. That's what we have Child Protective Services for. If that's the case, then you call in for some intervention if the child is being abused at home, for whatever reason. Then you get intervention in that way, but you don't come between the child and their parent. The parent has the right to know what's going on. Without a doubt. And also, these people that are teaching these kids, [14:02] do we even know them? You don't know them. I mean, how much do you know about them before they start teaching your kids, do we even know them? You don't know them. How much do you know about them before they start teaching your kids? Well, that's the insane. It's not like the threshold for teachers is so high that only the elite of the elite cross it. You see a lot of these weird people teaching classes and you don't necessarily want them giving advice to children about decisions for the rest of their life. And here's an important point that people need to really take into consideration. There's a reason why they have little kids become suicide bombers. Because you can talk kids into almost anything. You can talk them into believing in Santa Claus. You talk kids into believing in all kinds of ridiculous shit. Because they're really young. You could easily convince them in one way or another that they're anything, that they're queer, that they're anything, that they're queer, that they're trans. You could 100% convince some kids of all kinds of things, especially by reinforcing it with love and support and happiness. You can convince people with a lot of things. That's what's uncomfortable for a lot of people. For a lot of gay people, they're uncomfortable with the idea that a lot of these kids are [15:02] just going to grow up to become gay. My friend Tim Dillon's talked about that a bunch. He says it's homophobic. It's like they're trying to say, no, you're a girl. And really maybe you're just gay. Like that's okay. It was always a thing. And now all of a sudden it's getting, you're looking at little kids. It might just be gay kids. You're saying maybe you're a girl, maybe you need to go to a gender reassigning surgery center and never have an erection or an orgasm for the rest of your life. Like what the fuck are we doing? They're so young. It's not, I don't think it's appropriate or safe for children and I think you have, there is a huge body of literature that addresses these issues from end to end. There's not a huge body of literature about the transgender population, and that's the problem. And what literature is out there suggests that you get, and this is what you see from the European countries. They've done study after study from these [16:11] suppressive hormones compared to doing psychotherapy and there's not much difference. If you do psychotherapy, you can ease the depression. you can ease the suicidal tendencies with psychotherapy without doing the irreversible things. They say, well you can reverse those things. No, that's not true. If you arrest the development, that can have ramifications long term or at least they can't say it doesn't have ramifications long term. There's also can't say it doesn't have ramifications long term. There's also serious side effects on the hormone blockers. Well, of course. And if you're doing testosterone blockers, for example, that does have long term consequences. And my point is they can't say it doesn't. [17:04] They don't have a body of literature that says it doesn't. I'm not a physician. What do you think is behind it, though? How did this, if this is so contrary to the way most people feel? What do you think is behind it, especially the push towards children, affirming children? Do you think it's because there's people that are queer or LBGT whatever and they want other people to be a part of their group? Is it they want more LBGT people? They want to encourage this behavior? They think it's suppressed and maybe there's more people that are gay or whatever and they want to come out and they just get suppressed by it so they're trying to make it like more enthusiastic. Like how is how is this trans thing becoming a major point of debate with children where it never has in history and your life in my life there was never all this talk about trans children like this seems insane that we've forgotten that kids don't know what [18:04] the fuck is going on yet. I think a lot of it is owing to social media platforms and the internet. I think this is what I'm talking about when I say the activist, I don't think speak for the community at large. I think they get an agenda that they're pushing and I think they really get wrapped up in this and it gets a lot of oxygen on the internet. It gets a lot of oxygen on social media platform. Now they say there's no social contagion here but But the girls that are claiming to be transgender, that percentage has gone up. Some reports say it's gone up 800%, 1000% over the last several years and they say, well, [19:00] that's because they feel more comfortable talking about it now. Is that true or is it because you read about it, you see it on social media and you think, well, I can distinguish myself in this way. I think there is a social contagion effect. So people jump on the bandwagon and if it's for a short period of time but they've done things that can't be reversed, I think that's really tragic and they say there are very few detransitioners. I don't think that's true. I think there's a lot more detransitioners that want to reverse this and come back than are being reported. And there's a lot of deep shame attached to that, obviously. Of course. It's also something that of deep shame attached to that. Obviously. Of course. It's also something that you don't want people to know about. It's so personal. It defines you for the rest of your life. Everyone's going to know that's the guy that used to be a girl and became a guy again. And then there's all the questions and all the bullshit that comes along with that. I will say this. I don't think teachers want to get involved in this. I think they're getting, I think some of them push it. [20:08] I think teachers at large just wanna teach. I don't think they wanna get pulled into this. Well, it's like bad cops, right? Like you hear about a bad teacher and you think all teachers like that, but that's ridiculous. Most of them are just people who, they're profession with the enjoys teaching people. They do, and let me tell you, teachers don't get into teaching for the money. I don't know a teacher that doesn't get into their own pocket to get resources for the classroom, to help with the classroom, to put up signs and bring in materials for the classroom. Most of them are very dedicated. They're very good people that teach because they really want to help young people. I think they're some of the most underpaid, dedicated people in this entire country and they don't want to deal with [21:00] this stuff. I feel the same way as I feel about teachers as I do about police officers. I think most of them are great. How do you do that? There's a small amount of interactions that people have. And I also think about both teachers and police officers. The stress of their job and the experiences that they have, particularly if you're teaching public school and maybe a sketchy area, I mean those people are risking their health often. There's violence. It happens all the time to teachers. There's all these cell phone videos of teachers getting beat up. I did a show last week with three teachers from around the country that tried to take a cell phone, tell a student put their cell phone away and got attacked and one of them wound up in the hospital for a week had to have knee surgery go on workers comp wound up having to take bankruptcy lost her house all of that Student jumped on her and just beat the hell out of her. It's just the one that was in the hallway. It was a viral video Well the one I'm talking about has 67 million views [22:04] Is this a woman who was beat up by a man or a young boy? No, I saw that when this one was beat up by a girl. Another girl. And here's the thing. There were all of these students taking videos of it, but nobody helping. Finally, somebody pulled the girl off the teacher. Hmm. Well, they're scared. And jump in, they'll attack you'll attack you and yeah people are scared. It is scary and you know people will hear us talk about this and say oh you're transphobic. I don't hate anybody. I just am concerned for the welfare of young people that get led in a particular direction. Well that's just a way to silence people from talking about it They'll say you're transphobic will and it's not even it might not even necessarily be people I have a feeling a lot of the shit that we're dealing with online is foreign agents And then that what they're doing is setting up thousands and thousands of accounts and targeting specific topics and and specific things and I think that's one of them [23:04] I think it would be a great way to weaken America, to make everybody add each other's throats about the dumbest fucking things, and then even put children's health and lives at risk with this crazy shit that we're talking about right now. And the more that stuff is going on in our country, the more there's gonna be a decay of our appreciation for America, less patriotism, less paying attention to what we're doing. Well, let me tell you, I've been, you've heard all of these stories of people getting swatted. Yes. And for anybody that doesn't know, that's when they call in a phony report and so a SWAT team shows up at your house. That can go south in a hurry. And it has. People have died. Yeah, people have been shot. Since New Year's Eve, Robin and I have had SWAT incidents six times. [24:06] Jesus Christ. And I'm no victim, so I fight back and I've got cyber security people and we got involved and found out what was going on. And the source of this was a group out of Russia. Of course. And these bot farms, when people say that you think these are phony accounts and people are hating on the internet and posting all this stuff up and they're not real accounts. These are these bot farms, some of them these accounts are 10 or 12 years old and they've got millions, not 10 or 10,000 or 12,000, millions in these bot farms. [25:03] And so we've been getting into all that with our cyber security experts. And when all of a sudden somebody targets somebody and says, oh, they're transphobic or they're racist or whatever and you get into who all say in this, these aren't real accounts. They're not real people. Exactly. And so somebody gets, oh, well, I need to apologize for this or apologize for that. I know who I am, I know what I believe. I'm not transphobic, I'm not racist, I'm not any of those things. And so they jump on and start saying all that stuff about you. Well, you just gotta decide, you know who you are or you don't. Yeah, it's just people need to be aware of what's going on if you're engaging in these social media platforms, that is a factor. There are real people out there, and you can connect with them, and it's very valuable. You can learn a lot of things. Of course. Interact with a lot of you, but also, there's a lot of fake accounts, a lot. And there was an FBI, a former FBI was he an analyst unless Jamie, he estimated that it may be as high as 80% [26:05] of all the accounts on Twitter or fake. I won't say X. He owns my friend, but X is ridiculous. I'll say it occasionally from being charitable. It's fucking Twitter. Cause what are you making in X? No, you're tweeting. I tweeted this thing out. We've been saying that for too long, bro. You can't just change it. But that's an insane number. Let's say he's wrong by 30%. It's still half half the people online. I mean if he's accurate That's crazy. That means there's just been a mass infiltration of foreign agents into all of the discourse about politics and gender and society and women's rights and men's rights and war and Ukraine and it's society and women's rights and men's rights and war and Ukraine and every fucking thing that happens in the world, everything. And you're getting confused as to what the general consensus is of the population. Because you go out with most people and you're like, what do you think about that? And you're like, fuck that. You're like, yeah, right? Fuck that. Why is everybody going along with this? [27:00] What the hell's going on? Yeah, it's like the Emperor's new clothes. You know, nobody wants to speak up because they don't want to seem like a fool. But, and, you know, I did not want to write another book. I told Robin, I'd written nine books and I said, I'm done. My last book will be an autobiography when I'm sitting out in the backyard or playing golf every day. But I wrote this book, we've got issues, how you can stand strong for America's soul and sanity because I looked around at what was going on and said, somebody's got to tell the truth. Somebody's got to call this for what it is. And one of the big things I talk about is what happened to our society because of social media platforms in the internet. And think about it. [28:02] We had the industrial revolution, right? And until that happened, we were a very agricultural driven society, right? Everybody worked on the farm. And so, family units were really tight because everybody had to work all day, every day. And so they'd come in at noon and have a meal and they'd come back at dinner time and have dinner. And everybody worked together on the farm, but then when things got mechanized with the industrial revolution, then people moved to the city. And we went from 95% agricultural to now, it's about 1% and That was a huge change in the human race and There's not been that big a change until 2008 or 2009 and That was the advent of the smartphone [29:03] It was like big airplanes flew over the country and dropped smartphones on everybody. That's the biggest change in society since the Industrial Revolution. Think about it. We went from walking around with our heads up like this to down, people checked their phone in average of 352 times a day. Think about 352 times a day. That's insane. Now that's adults and children alike. And look what happened to kids. When I turned 16, when I was 15 and 364 days, 23 hours, When I was 15 and 364 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes, I was at the DMV waiting to get my driver's license, right? Now kids turn 16, they don't even go get their driver's license. Yeah, I get it sometime. They start dating later, they start having sex later, get their drivers license everything later why because [30:07] they're watching people live their lives on the internet instead of living their own lives. And in 08, 09 and 10 we saw the biggest spikes in depression, anxiety, suicide and loneliness since they've been keeping records. That's when the cell phones came out. That's when smartphones came out. That's when the internet blew up. Because people started watching people live their lives instead of living their own life. And those lives they were watching were fiction. And they compared their life to that life and said I suck Well, there's a lot of depression amongst women more self-harmed than ever more suicidal ideology and suicide It's like Jonathan hates work The cuddling of the American mind it shows like there's a real spike when social media becomes invented because you're comparing yourself and it just [31:05] There's no compare you can't compare. It's not first of all those people are either surgically altered or they're using filters There's a lot of them I mean the sun were natural But for the most part you're getting these glamorous depictions of a life that's impossible for you to imagine is depressing Yeah, and so I've had influencers on the show that said I Post a video where I'm putting on all these clothes and saying I'm going to the NBA All-Star game. And you know, should I wear this? Or should I wear that? They said as soon as that camera stops, I carefully take those clothes off because I don't own them. I have to take them back to the store. I'm not going to the NBA All-Star game. I'm gonna sit on the couch and my sweat, just like everybody else. There's, you've seen it, there's that private jet thing. That private jet thing in Santa Monica. They rent that out by the 15 minutes. Yeah, you go into a fake private jet and you take photos like you're, you know, [32:01] living the jets at lifestyle. We were just on a set somewhere. It's in a warehouse. Out there, they get in there, put on their beach clothes and then their ski clothes. They ain't going anywhere. They ain't going anywhere. But everybody compares themselves to that and go, you know, I'm such a loser, my life sucks. And so they compare themselves and go, ah, yeah, I'm no good. And so everybody started themselves and go, yeah, I'm no good. And so everybody started getting these kids, started getting depressed. I mean, it went up. The thing is, if you do it really well, if you become a fitness influencer or an online influencer and do it really well, you become super successful and you could actually make a really good living doing it. So what we're seeing with a lot of these people are just like really bad open micers. Like they wanna be Dave Chappelle, but it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll, if you wanna be an influencer, yet they're just sort of larking. Well listen to this, since 2010 and 2011, there was a 62% increase for older teens, 189% increase in depression for preteens, 70% increase [33:10] in suicide for older teens, 151% increase for preteens. I mean, that's terrible. Terrible. And I think the biggest part of it is because they stop living their lives. They don't have friends, they don't get out and do activities. They're addicted to this two-dimensional screen. Yeah. And what comes after that thing? Because that thing, no one would have ever believed that a little thing you keep in your pocket would have you on it six hours a day. It's not possible. But you look at your screen time. Most people, Jamie, what's your screen time? What's your average? I mean, it doesn't, I have thought about this. It doesn't include when I'm looking at my laptop and then my other computer. Doesn't include that? It's just my iPhone. Right. Oh, right, right. You're saying it'd be more. Yeah, I switched off my phone to look at different screens. Yeah. I'm looking TV and then four screens up homes, but my screen time's like four hours a day. My movie would be way higher if I didn't have to do a podcast. [34:08] That's the one thing about podcasts. It's one of the rare opportunities we sit and talk to a person. And you, you're not interacting with that stupid thing at all. Yeah. I wonder if people, of course, I, because of what I do from a psychological standpoint, I wonder if people ever stop and think how many people you look at every day and never really see when you go through your life. I mean, whether it's people in the parking lot, people behind the camera that you look at and never really see. How many people you write off? Yeah. Yeah. Well, as we've become, especially if you're living in a city, as we've become more populated, people have become almost, they look at people as like a liability. They look at people as like an inconvenience. [35:01] There's too many of them. As opposed to if you live in a place it doesn't have very many people. You look at people like, that's my neighbor. What's up, Bob? There's a guy in my neighborhood. I drive by him and he's always working on his garden. I look forward to waving to this guy because he waves at every car. Every car that drives by the guy puts his hands up. Waves. I love that dude. It's a Texas thing. It's a Texas thing. Yeah. It's that uh my friend Bridget says it's Texas friendly. Yeah. Yeah. But the fucking guy does it to everybody. Everybody that comes by. I watch. It's got just waves, waves at everybody. People I have friends coming from California and somebody lets you in traffic, you know, you wave at me. What do you know? What do you got? Let me in traffic. I'm thanking them. Bro, if you live in New York City and you wave at everybody you see you're gonna get the fuck beat now. You're gonna beat your ass to start something? Someone's gonna fuck you up. Someone's definitely gonna rob you. Just stand and still wave and yeah, yeah, what you got on you bro? It's like, this is a, it's a better way to live. [36:02] It's a better way to live to be friendly to people. Oh for sure and I think The anxiety the internet is I often Compared to the anxiety of living in a hyper populated city It's stuck in traffic every day. It's like this anxiety that comes up being stuck in traffic You get create like friends that don't know what it's like to drive to Orange County We went to Orange County's past weekend for the UFC and you're driving an Orange County, but you ain't going nowhere at 5 p.m. You ain't going nowhere. You go nowhere. That's bumper to bumper. Every way you look, it's wild and it takes hours to get anywhere and salute those heroes. Those people who live in Orange County and commute to LA. You people are savages. You just wanted a backyard so bad. And when you get home, you got it made, but your tail getting there. It's hell getting there. But what a lot of them what they do is they just take the ride home miss back. If you're smart, you get in real early and you go to the gym. Just get a gym near your job. So a lot of people do that. [37:01] That's the best way. Also, it's the best way to start your day. You already got to work out in. You're awake when you get to work. It's the best way to do it. You can get it in. We just have a lot of 630 jiu-jitsu classes. I was always amazed. But I'm like, yeah, that's what you got to do. You work at nine. Things are changing, but we're not adapting very well in too many areas. We're not adapting very well. That's what my fear is. My fear is the technology moves so fast. The only way to adapt is to integrate. That's what my big fear is. My big fear is that with all this neural ink stuff, I don't even know if it's a fear or if it's a prognostication, when I look at the future, I go, well, if you just take it from here and just follow a normal path of progression, where's it going? It's going deeper and deeper integration. And it's my fear that this is what we're looking forward to. We're looking forward to some sort of integration, [38:00] whether it's a head piece or an actual implant. I don't think we're very far away from that. Now, this AI is going to change things in a big way. And we're in an election year right now and creating deep fakes using AI. I'm really wondering if it's going to drive the election in some ways this year because it's getting so good. I've seen myself in ads selling products, I mean me talking, selling ads, selling products, I've never even heard of. It's not me. It's a deep fake. There's hundreds of them. I saw Warren Buffett one that's all over the internet. It's Warren Buffett get an interviewed by a lady on CNN about Bitcoin and it's everywhere. If I pull up my feed right now, I'll show it. And I understand how they can't find this and make it so that no one can upload it. But this video is in, I'll show you this because it's so crazy. There's it's in so much of my feed all these [39:07] Give away give away give away give away give away give away give away give away give away give away These are all different versions of the same video. It's it's like 35% of my feed all these giveaway give away give away give away give away. Yeah, there's so many of them It's all the same thing. It's all worn buffet telling you about Bitcoin some things they're doing it. It's all worn buffet, telling you about Bitcoin and some things they're doing. It's all deep fake. Yeah. And I don't know how we try to send out cease-and-decisth letters and all this stuff. They just they just change the corporate entity and pop up again. I've done the whole rabbit hole. It goes all the way back to Russia. Same kind of thing or it goes somewhere else. Yeah. There's a bunch of foreign countries that are doing it. They're doing it for, especially these kind of things. It's like the Nigerian print scam. They know how to make money. You don't have to get everybody. If you cast a wide net, you get a few fish. A most fish like, I see that net, they'll fuck out of here. But there's a lot of people that are just dull-minded and they've got a little bit of money in their bank account. And next thing you know, they're investing in some fake Bitcoin exchange. [40:05] Yeah, we see it in the love scams all the time. And the love scams are horrible. And they're coming out. And it's so sad because these are elderly women that are retired and in sometimes 30, 60 days, they'll take what they spent their entire life accumulating. And it's gone. I mean mean there's no getting it back, it's gone. And it's just interaction on email with someone's that what it is? Yeah. Well now it's even worse because they are deep-paking. They're, you know, it's some Nigerian but they do a voice, an atomizer and they're actually talking to her. You can use someone else's voice now too. Yeah. You know, that's what's really crazy, that they can use your voice to say, all they have to do is record a phone conversation. I think it's like 30 seconds long, and they can take that phone conversation and use your voice to call someone and tell them anything, hey, listen, I'm in real bad trouble. You've got to do me a favor, solve a favor right now. [41:01] You need to wire $2,000. I'll pay you back Monday, trust me. This is like a thing for my life. I can't tell you anymore. Can you do this for me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, man, I got you. I got you. And next thing you know, your friend walks through the door. You go, I was just wiring Monday, like what? Yeah. The fuck are you talking about? I'm right now. Why would somebody that is clearly a multi-millionaire need $5,000? They don't think. Well, they probably are hypnotized by the fact that they're talking to Dr. Phil. First of all, they're like, what? They're real doctors, you're the doctor, Dr. Phil? Oh my God, I see you show a thousand times. So they're hypnotized by that. And then you're making sense. Like I'm gonna do you a solid. You give me this $5,000. I'm gonna give you $50,000 on Monday. Like holy shit, okay. Like we're running a thing to see how trustworthy people are. I think people are trustworthy and I trust you. So I'm gonna do't really you. That's easy to believe. [42:08] Yeah, it's human nature and we intercepted a manual from Nigeria. And it was a training manual for the work room and it says, you know, how to get these women to trust you. It says contact them like at 10 o'clock at night. That's when they're most vulnerable. They have like 20 or 30 pickup lines. It's had all of these poems to use. All of this to we've got the manual. We've put it on the air so people see it. Imagine that is an industry. How clever an idea is though. They figured that out immediately upon the internet they're one of the first ones they were the pioneers of the online scam yeah we we got there a couple of them have been extradited back to the United States now really where they'll probably get in front of a DA that gives them their walking papers especially if it's in New York yeah you're in your out unless [43:00] you don't Trump then you go to jail but what what they're doing is pretty wild that they use the internet that way. I mean, I wonder how big that industry is. I bet it's pretty sizable. Oh, I think it's a billion dollar industry. I think they're taking down a billion dollars. I think it's big, big money. We've had someone on the show where they've taken down a million dollars from one woman. Oh. Sometimes it's 10,000, 20,000, sometimes it's 100,000, but we've had them it's a million dollars. I was watching this one really sad one. It was this lady and her dad and her dad, the mom had died and the dad was lonely and the dad had been interacting with some woman and he went all the way to Europe to meet her. He had been sending her money when all the way to Europe to meet her and then something came out But she couldn't meet him and then it happened again He went to Europe again and again. She said and you know, by this time he's in the whole 250 350 350,000 dollars just send him money to this person. It doesn't exist When I finally prove it to him [44:01] It's painful to do it. I tell him, I take no pleasure in telling you this, but the only thing worse than being in a bad relationship for a year is being in one for a year in a day. You need to know it now. And it's stopped the bleeding. It's unbelievable. That's gotta be devastating too for the rest of the election. Fucking loser too. Yeah, and you know you're not ever gonna get it back. No, you're never gonna get it back. They got you, the humiliation, just you feel so foolish. Yeah, and when they realize it's a foreigner that's taken it from somewhere that is halfway around the world, it's terrible. And I think part of that is why people are so kind of paranoid about what's happening at the border, you know, with people coming across and they know that they're coming across from so many different countries now. I think there's a distrust. Well, rightly so. This is something that every [45:01] president has agreed on. If you go back and watch Obama speeches, you go back and watch Bush's speeches, all the presidents before us, including Clinton, have all talked about having a border, having a strong border, having a protected border. But this is a weird thing they're doing. They're just letting people come in and the red cross is encouraging it. Different groups are encouraging it, they're giving people maps, showing them how to do it. This is crazy. There's a mass migration into America. Well, I've been to the border recently and I talk to those guards down there and I'm telling you, I spent just a day down there, and I know there have been people that have spent a lot more time down there than that. But what I heard down there was, even knowing, I felt like I knew a lot about it before I [46:03] went down there, but I was shocked. As much as I thought I knew about it, I was shocked when I got down there. First off, the morale among those guards down there is the fact that they're hanging in and doing as well as they are, is they're turning into social workers. They went down there to be guards and they say, what we're doing now instead of apprehending these people is we're greeting these people and we're processing them and giving them money and resources and it's interesting. You've been down there, right? I have not. You know, there are the Texas border guards and they wear brown uniforms and then there are the federal that wear green. And if you get [47:10] apprehended by a brown uniform, you get arrested, processed, and sent back. If you get apprehended by a green uniform, you get arrested, processed, given a court date in four years, seven years, or whatever, and released into the country. So they run to the green uniforms and run away from the brown uniforms. Same job, different color uniforms. The green uniforms, they, their court date might be seven years, but if they, if they run into a green uniform, they get [48:01] processed, money, and they're into the country. That's wild. And when did that start happening? You know, it's been going on for a good while. Now Abbott, of course, has been bussings taken some of them and bussing them up into different locations. Yeah. Instead of sending them back, which has lately been something you can't do, you can't send them back. So it's... So they can't send them back now? Well, I don't know what they're doing with them since this last thing that they just came up with in talking to the union guy who's head of the union for all of the [49:00] guards. It was interesting. I asked him, what do you need? What do you need down here to do your job? His name is Brandon Judd and he said, we don't need more money. We don't need more agents. We don't need new legislation. We just need you to let us do our job. We just need you to apply the laws that exist now and we'll be fine. You don't need, I said, wait a minute, you're telling me you don't need more money or more agents. He said, no, just let us do our job. If you just, we had in place a hold in Mexico instead of come over here, just use the legislation that's on the books and we're fine. We don't we're not we're not trying to keep people out. We just want to have enough of a flow control that we know who's coming in. [50:05] Where they're not, these aren't bad guys that are trying to be mean to people down there. They're just, we just need to know who it is. What do you think the motivation is behind the federal border patrol people letting people go? Like whose decision is this? And why? Forget about who's, we don't know that, right? Why? Why would they want that? What are the benefits of that? Is it cheap labor? Is it people eventually that will vote? Well, I think it's virtue signaling. I think they they've taken this position that said, Hey, you know, we we want everybody and I get that listen. I'm very pro immigration. I just think it needs to be Legal you need to go through the process. Yeah, it's a felony to enter this country illegally and so But they're doing that and they're they're pulling them out of the water, they're pulling them off of the [51:07] wall and processing them and giving them a court date that because of our system is sometimes seven or ten years and then they're legally in the country. They've got papers saying, no, no, I was processed at the border. They're just not coming through the ports of entry right but you're you're aware this is happening all over the world right right yeah so what do you think the motivation there's got to be some sort of a decision that's been made to allow this to happen or does not stop it from happening or to encourage it to happen it's not like this is like a spontaneous organic movement people just decide to move to movement. People just decide to move to Europe and people just decide to move to America. It seems like something coordinated, right? Well, look at it this way. Look at California, for example. And I said in, we've got issues. [52:02] I talk about 10 principles for healthy society. And one is, you don't reward bad behavior. We've got people that we know our law breakers if they're coming in illegally. And so what do we expect them to do once they get here? And we're rewarding that behavior. They come in illegally. We reward it by giving them a free pass for seven to 10 years because that's how long it's gonna take for them to get a hearing. And you know how many will show up for that hearing and most people would say none. No, I bet you they all show up for their hearings because it's been seven to 10 years and they'll show up and say, I've been waiting seven to ten years and they'll show up and say, I've been waiting seven to ten years, the system will probably at that point let them stay. They've been here seven to ten years. They've had children who are citizens because they were now born in the country. I bet you a high percentage of them show up for those hearings because they will predict [53:03] getting a good result when they show up for the hearing. And they'll have American born children at that point. So we're subsidizing behavior that we don't want. We don't know who it is. And we've got between, they tell me that between 2010 and 2020, they had about 11 to 1500 Chinese come across the border. And in the first 11 months of 2023, they had about 33,000 come across the border. Are you worried about that in terms of being a military threat? Are you thinking these are people that are escaping a totalitarian oppressive government and they want to be able to make their own money and and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Yes. Both. I think there [54:00] are I think there are people that 100% want to get out away from the oppressive government there, for sure. And the number of military aged men, I'm just told by people that are at the border and have witnessed this themselves. The number of military aged men that are showing up with military haircuts clearly in shape. I said you guys are showing up with six packs and military boots that are coming in is not an insignificant number. Now where are they going? We don't know. We don't know where they're going. We're not following them. We're not tracking them. One thing I want to be real careful about, and I'm very sincere about this. [55:07] I don't want to say anything that causes people to feel badly or foster any kind of hatred toward Asian people in the United States. It's not the people, it's the government. That's the problem. I think that we've got, it's just like if they are sending people over here that are militaryaged with an agenda, would we be naive to think that if we've let that many in, that they couldn't spread out across the country and in some coordinated effort, [56:02] attack the energy grid here on a given day and create havoc? Of course they could. Of course they could. Do you remember when that cop went rogue in LA a few years back? I don't remember what caused it, what happened, what the since situation was, but he just started killing people. He killed a bunch of people, killed a bunch of cops. And then they wound up getting to him near Big Bear. Someone up there, he had like, hold up in a cabin, they wound up shooting him. Do you remember that story? I remember exactly. And he was, he terrorized that city for as long as he was alive. He terrorized those cops and a good friend of mine who knows a lot about the military world and the tactical world. So listen man, he would take 10 dudes, 10 well trained dudes, and that take over this fucking city. I go really? He goes 10 guys. He goes 10 bad motherfuckers who are well trained and well armed. Do you remember the, was it North Hollywood, the bank robbery, where those crazy fucks showed up with bulletproof vests [57:07] and machine guns and took over a bank and had a shootout with the cops on the street. It was insane. It was like a scene out of heat. That scares the fucking shit out of me. Well, it should. I mean, we should be afraid of that. With all this defund the police talk, and then that happening at the same time, if you were playing chess and you were from another country, and we were so naive, because nothing ever happens here. We try to imagine that it only happens in other places. But we're a part of the reason why it's happening in a lot of these other places. And if you were from another country and you decided to slowly a massive force in the United States, that's what you would do. And to see this happening, to see that no one is saying that might be a possibility that's not being discussed, I hear a few people like you saying it, Brett Weinstein said it, a [58:01] few other people say it, but most people don't even want to even put it out there Yeah, and I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but let's be commonsensical here Um, how do I get on the Wi-Fi here? I want to show you something um Jamie. Can you send it to him? My Our let's pause here. Let's pause let's pause for a second and Jamie will get you connected hold on so you You ever seen a man type so fast with one hand no and he did it the first time James goddamn wizard He's the best one handed Googler on planet earth and now he's extra hindered because he's got Carlons lap I got him on the desk. Oh Carl Carl snore in earlier I was I was listen I heard a little Can I send this to can I send this to Carl? Can you wait Carl up enough for me to send it to him? He's got quick pause. How can I send this to you? You can air drop it. Jamie help him out here. How do I send this to you? [59:00] We're back. Can you play that? Maybe. What is it? We're back. Can you play that? What is it? This is from the border. It's a video of the border. Yeah, it's me talking to that Brandon Judd at the border. Okay, here we go. We'll play. These children that are coming in with someone that says I'm their mother and uncle or whatever, we have no way of verifying that. We do not. We used to, under present Trump, we had rapid DNA testing. That's been done away with them. Are they given money? These people that are released into the country? So it's our taxpayers that ultimately facilitate the travel, but yes, travel is facilitated and they are given all the necessities that they need. But that could be a trafficker. There's a very good possibility that they're being traffic, that they're going into the sex industry, or they're being forced into the sweatshops. And we know that. We knowingly are spending our tax dollars to sell children into sex traffic. How under any theory is that okay for us to be spending tax dollars to traffic children? [1:00:14] Holy shit. Now this is the head guy on the border. And I ask him when this went on a little more we went in more depth. You know you're on camera here, right? You just said we're spending tax dollars to sell children into sex slavery and he said, yeah, I said, why have you not talked about this? He said, nobody's ever asked me these pointed questions, but I'm grateful that you're asking them now. That's how out of control we are down there. We are we are paying money To take these children and sell them into sex slavery. They come in with these addresses written on their bodies written on their arm and we call up there and say [1:01:02] Do you know so and so? Yes, I know we're waiting for them. Okay, they'll be on a plane or a bus and you need to pick them up. And I ask him, so some pamper, trafficker, whatever is picking them up up there. And he said, we are knowingly sending them up there for that. And he said, it's terrible, but that's what's happening. That's insane. That is insane. And there's no way of verifying with their parents they're going to or an aunt they're going to. There's no way of verifying it. I asked him. He said no. Now, what justification could possibly exist where they would stop doing the rapid DNA test? What, I mean, what possible justification would there be to stop that? It makes no sense because if they find out, well, this isn't their parent, [1:02:02] then, okay, what are they going to do with the child? isn't their parent, then, okay, what are they going to do with the child? And so I guess don't ask and then you don't have the responsibility, but they're sending these children up there. And he's saying we are knowingly. We're knowingly sending them into either a sweatshop or the sex industry up there. Has anybody tried to do an expose? Has anybody tried to file the children? Well, that's why I was asking. Yeah. Because I'm like, as somebody getting on the same bus or plane and see who's picking them up or who's not. And he said, yeah, that's happening. Why haven't you told me? Well, nobody's asked this and I'm grateful that you are. So people are getting on the buses and planes with them Try to find out where they're going. No, no, he said they're not. No. Oh, I thought you said. I thought you just said no I said I said why haven't you talked about this? He said well nobody's asked this question, but I'm grateful that you are My god, that's so insane and that's just a little clip. We went in more depth about this Um, And the numbers are fucking nuts. Yeah. It's past here. It's been [1:03:05] like three million. Yeah. So we've got, we, I've then dug into what's happening with Chinese buying, the Chinese government or Chinese nationals buying, farmland.. I've got a map if I can find it of where they're buying this land. It's around US military installations. They're buying, it's not all that, it's a lot of land, but given as much land as there is, it's like maybe less than 1%. But when you look at it strategically around military installations, it's really concerning. [1:04:14] And then when you look at what's happening at those military installations that they have land around, like B2 stealth bomber training, drone training and all, it's very, very troubling. Got it. So strategic where it's all placed. Yeah. If I can get a hold of that map and show it to you. It's kind of crazy that the United States has been invaded. And when did that start with the purchase of farmland? You know, it's been going on. For how long? Like, this is talking about, Sanohans 40% of Chinese old land, the US, he owns over 100,000 acres of land in Valverde County, Texas. All those two companies, Brazos, Highland Properties [1:05:00] and Harvest, Texas, all through his two companies. His purchases in 2016, 2017, his plans to build a wind farm as well as purported ties to Chinese military drew scrutiny in Texas several years after his acquisitions. He ultimately has was denied permission to proceed with his wind farm plans. So they own the land but they won't let them proceed with the wind farm. Yeah. And they're building a wind farm where it's not very windy. Yeah. But it does bud up against a strategic military installment. What a coincidence. This is the best land that was available. Yeah. So how would that be possible here under logical laws? Because in China you can't do that. They're smart. You can't just buy their land. We absolutely cannot buy farmland. No. No. You can't buy their businesses either. We had a man on talking about this a farmer and he said they also own the grain elevator where we sell our grain. The Chinese own that. Chinese government owns that. So I said Chinese government, Chinese own that. [1:06:10] Now, is it the government? Is it the government agent who owns it? He said it's Chinese owned and controlled. If they decide to stop buying his grain, I said, what happens? He said, well, fucked. We're out of business. Yeah. And then you take that on top of that, the top soil crisis in this country. Yeah. They've got like 60 more crops left. Unless they do something radical, changing. And again, I want to be real careful about how I talk about this because I'm not trying. Look, we have so many Chinese Americans here that are wonderful people that contribute so much. I don't want to say anything to create any animus against these people or Chinese people in general. [1:07:02] So many of these people are trying to get away From the Chinese Communist Party. They're just trying to get away from them How they're getting out. I don't know It's it's a long way and it's expensive and you don't just wake up in China and say You know thing I'll take a vacation That's not how that works. You got to get a visa, right? You got to get permission to leave. You got family back there. I don't know how they're getting out, but I know that we've got an awful lot coming across our southern border. And when military aids Chinese men are showing up at the border and it's mostly in California where they're showing up and it's An awful lot You really wow you really have to wonder [1:08:01] You really do have to wonder Did you ever think you'd be in a position where you'd be talking like this? No. Because it sounds conspiratorial, right? It does, conspiratorial. And I deal with psychological issues, but these are issues that are on people's mind now. They're saying, I'm anxious about this. It bothers me. I feel like my family is under attack here. We don't have the peace of mind that we used to have. We don't have the even farmers are saying, you know, this is troubling to us. We don't know what to do about this. We don't know how to feel about it. We don't know what to say about it. And nobody's talking about this. Well, I'm talking about it. Well, I'm glad you are. Because if not, we'll be talking about when it's too late. And we'll be saying, how the fuck do we not see this coming? And what I want is, I think if people will start talking about it, people will hear us talking about it and say, you know, these aren't crazy conspiracy guys. [1:09:03] These are pretty common, sensical guys that are saying, we should just ask the questions. We should be asking, why isn't anybody asking the questions? And we're not the only people asking the questions, but we certainly have big microphones to be asking the questions with. It's just a complete failure of corporate media that they're not asking these questions. Yeah, and that is the entire reason that I did this network, Merritt Street Media. You know Robin, and I was sitting at our kitchen bar at our house in California, and I was flipping back and forth between different news networks, and I was so frustrated, I said, why won't somebody just tell the truth? Why does everything have to be spin, spin, spin, spin, spin? Why didn't somebody just say what's happening and let us do it? The media just won't say it straight. [1:10:07] And she was sitting there eating and she didn't even look up. She just said, well, you are the media. And I thought, yeah, well, she said, and you have a bigger audience than those last three combined. So why don't you do something about it? And I, yeah, it really kind of hit me hard. And I thought, why don't I do something about it? I mean, why don't I create a platform to just ask the questions and tell the truth without all the spin-lip people make up their own mind? I mean, somebody needs to say, have you thought about or did you know that last year 33,000 plus Chinese came across the border illegally? Did you know that? And I just want you to know and do with it as you will. And if it causes you to start asking questions and [1:11:07] writing your congressman or asking questions of them, then great. But you ought at least know this is happening. I don't want you to come up five years now and say, well, nobody ever said anything to me. Well, yeah, they did. I raised my hand and I said it. And maybe it'll cause somebody else to say it'll cause somebody else to say it. It's what he else to say. Has anybody had a conversation with you about this that has an opposing perspective? Oh, of course. I mean, what is their perspective? Their perspective is these aren't illegal immigrants. You can't, that's not kind to say they're illegal. Okay. Well, we've always used that term for lack of a better term. Well, okay, so undocumented. What do you want to call them? Well, that's unkind. They're, yeah, they're migrants. And I understand they want to be here. I don't, I don't begrudge them that. [1:12:01] If, if I was living over there there under an oppressive government like that, I would want to be gone and I totally get it. I would want to be out of there. I really do. I get that. But that doesn't change the fact that we have to pretend that we don't know what's going on We need to be aware of it and if if if it means that we need to say Look, this is concerning We shouldn't be selling farm land around military installations. There's a lot of land to buy. Wonder why they're buying it right up against military installations. Have any politicians talked about this? Has Trump ever talked about this? Not that I am aware of. [1:13:00] Why would that not be something he would bring up? Well you would certainly think he would. Yeah. I mean, I know he's talked about the border. why would that not be something he would bring up well you would certainly think he would yeah uh... i mean i know he's talked about the border but i don't think he's talked about it in depth is it possible he's not aware of it as far as the way you're aware of it uh... how could he not be but then again the guys got like five legal cases going on he's running for president he's selling sneakers. Yeah, see his sneakers. No, I said he was. I get a pair of Fattoni Hinchcliffe. They're perfect for him. They're gold. They're gold sneakers. He's got like three pairs. One's white, one's one's red. Yeah. Hey, stop it, Jamie. Oh, I heard there was five thousand. That's what I think they're already sold out and they're selling them online for five grand because we're gonna wear them for a silver October Okay, I have look at those things look at these monstrosities [1:14:00] Look at these things. Oh wow You're gonna get a pair. Oh hell yeah, I can see doctor Phil rocking the Trump gold How do I hear how do I air drop something to you? Oh, here we go again up Be like Jamie's MacBook Pro And Bam I just air drop this to you. It says waiting Okay, what is this this is this map with the military installations you got to look at this What is this? This is this map with the military installation you got to look at this It's similar to what he just showed no Jamie just showed where the farmland was. Yeah, this is different look at us So there's the military that's the farmland. There's the military installations on top of it. Oh wow That's crazy Look at that that. Now, is that... Look how much farmland they have. But is that accidental? Come on. That's not random. It doesn't seem to random. But it also seems amazing how much farmland they have. Yeah. Was this always legal? [1:15:01] Is that part of the problem with our open society that any foreign country can come over here, any foreign investor can come over here and buy land? Well, I thought there was restrictions on what foreign entities could buy. So number one is Canada. Canada has the most farmland. They own 12.8 million acres here. Netherlands owns 4.9. Italy owns 2.7. UK 2.5. Germany 2.3. And China 380,000. And this is as of 2023 June June of last year. Yeah, it seems pretty strategic where it's owned. Yeah. Yeah, because if you put that back up for a second, let me tell you what's it some of these places. It says right to beginning is. Land near the Air Force base in Grand Forks North Dakota sending lawmakers into a frenzy in 2021. [1:16:02] in Grand Forks North Dakota, sending lawmakers into a frenzy in 2021. Yeah, there's another thing that Mike Baker, who's from the CIA, had brought up, is that one of the things that they're doing is selling cell phone tower equipment and selling routers and undercutting other companies and making really good deals. So they could set up these cheap routers and cell phone companies. And you know, a lot of these have been proven, especially with the company Huawei, right? When they outlawed Huawei from cell and phones in this country. They were proven that some of their technology is third party access. They can do things and siphon information and perhaps even intercept cell phone signals. Yeah, well, where they bought in Utah, it's the largest supersonic authorized restricted airspace in the United States. They've got land right next to it. Whitman Air Force Base, B2, Spirit Stealth Bomber Base, Missile and Drone Operations, [1:17:03] MQ-9 Reaper, Global Strike Command, three Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Wings, and they're right next to it, Fort Liberty, they're right next to it. I mean, all of that stuff. Who, why would you want your biggest global threat next to those? You have no idea what they have there. I don't play Starcraft, but I imagine if I was watching someone play Starcraft and all this was set, and I'm like, oh, they're going to get smoked. Yeah, that means just... It's insane. I think you got to be concerned. But it's just weird that it's legal. It really is. It's really weird. And especially given what we know about Chinese corporations, that they are a part of the government. They work hand in hand. They don't get to be independent. Yeah. And... Still lawmakers from both parties want to limit purchases by Chinese companies, especially those with time to the Chinese government, which is all of them, and individuals. [1:18:03] To this end, there are several bills in congress aimed at limiting Chinese ownership separately. The Biden administration is tightening its rules over who can buy land near military bases. We're going to have tight-known rules. What does that mean? How about just making it illegal? Tightening the rules seems like you don't take back the land. You know what worries me about our young generation is, I don't know if you saw what I had to say about Harvard and... Oh, that craziness with the anti-Semitic talk? Yeah. Yeah, we've talked about that ad nauseam. It was insane, right? You know, I think one of the things I said was all they're doing is creating intellectual rot. They're not teaching these kids anything about critical thinking. [1:19:04] I don't know what they're teaching at universities now, but if they're not teaching critical thinking, if they're not teaching these kids who were getting ready to turn the world over to for your kids, Jays kids, my grandkids. How are they gonna think their way through this? I mean, we're selling them this land here and we're getting ready to turn the world over to kids who will be adults that we're not teaching to critically think, we're not teaching a meritocracy we're not teaching america christy who how the hell does that work we're also not encouraging different opinions i mean universities have always been a battleground of intellectual discourse where people get together in the bait things but if you have an opposing opinion they'll pull the fire alarm [1:20:03] they'll they'll chant and scream and stop you from talking, they'll try to block speakers from coming, they'll call them bomb threats. Wild shit that is the exact opposite of what university is supposed to be about. What debates are supposed to be about is an opportunity to prove that you're right and if you're really good at debating you can make that person look foolish and you recruit more people to your side of thinking. That's a great way to figure out who's right and who's wrong. If you really believe that your opinions are so much more valid than some person who's a conservative Christian, let that person talk. Get on stage with them. Have an open discourse in front of the entire population of the student body. Let them all come. have it for free, let people ask questions that they want. Just do it orderly and politely and let's get to the bottom of it. Let's get to the bottom of it. Let's find out who's wrong and who's got ridiculous ideologies and who's looking at things from a fact-based perspective or maybe there's a little bit of something from both sides [1:21:02] you agree with. But there's only one way to find out and you're not getting that from universities anymore no you've got to air it out and you know what i've said about about maritz street uh... media is i want to own the debate lane in america because nobody else is doing that so what an opportunity right what avoid i said okay look i'll let both sides or three sides, whatever it is. Now, I'm not going to give a platform to the KKK or, you know, somebody that's just so out there, it's ridiculous. I had a show I taped recently about transgender. And I had transgender counselors who are in favor of this completely. And the guy's really trained. I mean, he's actually done training about this. [1:22:00] And I had people that were vehemently opposed to it. But I gave both sides an opportunity to just, and they had a really good discussion about it. And let's air it out. You know, if you think you're right, say so and say why. I don't, and I say in the book, we've got issues. I say that all of the major medical organizations signed off on this. I say I don't think history is going to be very kind to them. I say my point of view, but I say, listen, I'm not a physician. So take what I say with the grain of salt, but all the medical associations say, hey, it's a good thing to do. I disagree and I think the empirical science Supports me, but they have signed off on it. I even in the book. I put both sides out there. I say I disagree [1:23:01] They don't I had Dr. Carol Hoeven on. Do you know her story? No. Oh, yes. No, I've had it Carol Hoven. Yeah, I've had it on the podcast. Yeah great. Like isn't she a nice lady? She's great later. I thought you said Huffin on no Who thought that name yeah? Yeah? Yeah? Um, no she was on quite a while ago about transgender athletes. Yeah Yeah, and she's a science is clear Yeah, there's no way you can ever equate You can't take enough testosterone blockers to equate to ever get that back balanced again She was on my show and Fox and friends they drummed her out Yeah, they drummed her out of Harvard For for doing that and then this is one of the most sweet for doing that. And that is one of the most sweet, compassionate, lay down for telling the truth. She's just telling the truth about the reality of human bodice. She's just reporting the science. Yeah. And when you make science illegal, then you've admitted that you're in a cult. You're running a cult. Yeah. Because if it's not science-based and you're not open to any discussion or debate, [1:24:02] two things. One, you have an oppression hierarchy, where you value trans women above biological women. You value them. That's the whole reason why sports exist in both a male and female division is because we've agreed that it's unfair. We've agreed, we all know it to be true. It's just unfair. Are there exceptional women and non-exceptional men? Yes. Do they get, no, but at the... At the bottom of the men and the top of the women, there's not a lot of crossover when it comes to professional athletes. No. It's not fair at all. And do they have some decrease in performance from using estrogen and testosterone blockers and having the testicles removed? Sure. Yeah, definitely a decrease, but not enough. It's still a male mind. It's still like Chris Williamson was on here the other day talking about the differences in spatial recognition. Men have like the significant difference in the reaction time. There's like a bunch of different factors that don't go away when you transition someone [1:25:04] to being a woman. And then there's tendons strength. And there's a bunch of things about the like the shape of the hips, the ability to generate force, all that stuff is like so much different. Wing span. Wing span. Yeah. For summers. Yeah. The swimmers, the difference was like 10%. They also, you not even holding standards, is what they have to be. They don't have to have, like, X amount of testosterone or X amount of estrogen. They don't have to have gone through gender transition surgery. A lot of them have their testicles and they're identifying as male. And it's like, or as female, rather, like, how are you allowing that? That seems insane. That seems like cheating. Like, at its base level level you can identify as anything but when you're getting into sports that's the whole reason why title dine was created right is to protect women sports and it's as soon as she said that soon she reported the science and actually she didn't do the science [1:26:04] she did a meta-analysis of like 50 studies and said overall here's what it says. I'm just telling you what it says. Do what you want with it. I'm just telling you what it says. Yeah. Transphobic drummed her out. It's wild. And I had Riley Gaines on that show. I had a Olympic athlete, one multiple gold medals in the Olympics. A different people just said, you're just kidding yourself if you think it's the same. And I felt so bad that she had that result where they drummed her out. If we're not teaching critical thinking if we're not adhering to science if we're not embracing science and You know when you talk about woke They say their postmodernist thinkers which means they reject [1:27:03] science they reject morality they reject science. They reject morality. They reject those things that we've always kind of held as the fundamental building blocks of intellectual discourse. If that's the starting place, we reject science. We reject objectivity and everything has to be self-referential. If it's important to us at the time, that's our starting place. Well, I'm sorry, that doesn't work. It doesn't work. It just simply doesn't work. And if they're not teaching critical thinking, and if we're not embracing a meritocracy, what's going to happen to us? Nothing good. And this is all cult thinking. That's all it is. It's no different than being involved in some wacky sect that, you know, you see in a Netflix documentary. It's the same thing. You're not looking at reality. You're only adhering to what these rules are for your particular group. [1:28:04] And it doesn't have to make sense. It doesn't make sense. Well, internationally we're 34th in math, 16th in science, and 9th in reading, and we're going down. So, we're not, that's what I mean about meritocracy. If we're not holding these kids to a standard and we're not actually teaching them to get prepared, how are we going to compete on the international stage? Well, you know the difference between the way our TikTok works and the Chinese version of it works. Well, I know they don't let them on it very much of it all. They don't let them on it after 10 p.m. and they highlight science innovation, martial arts, athletic achievements, they highlight all these very positive things. That's what their algorithm promotes. Promotes all these very positive things. Suppresses all the other stuff, even deletes it and gets rid of it. They don't want any social contagions [1:29:03] entering into their children. But on our side, it encourages that. It encourages the wackiest behavior. If you're a guy with a mustache and red nails and you're saying, I'm gonna take all your kids, that guy is gonna get massive traction on TikTok. He's gonna be everywhere. Your kids are all gonna be trans. And there's nothing you can do about them. Baaah, the outrage. That's a 30 million view video. And then they monetize that. And then other people recognize that that's a successful pattern, just like those dorks that sit in the fake jet seats, then they start doing it too. Then they start like whatever I gotta do to get the kind of attention that this person's getting. Okay, wear nails, wear a wig, wear this. There's probably fake trends in the wincers. There's people saying outrageous things, specifically just to attract the algorithm. And the way I've described it is this is a thing that I stole from Tony Robbins. Tony Robbins was talking about, in one point in time, pretty sure it was him. Talking about how if you have two ships that are going in the same direction parallel to each other, [1:30:02] and one of them just takes a slight turn. As time goes on, that one's going to be so much further off the original path. And that's what I'm worried about with us is that all this tic-tac stuff and all this social media stuff, it's pushing the norm so much further away. Like you were saying before that people pushed back because they went so far with all this craziness that people are pushing back. But what Jordan Peterson has talked about, and I think he's brilliant with this. He's like, what they'll do is they'll push until you say enough, and then they stop, and then they wait, and then they push a little further, and then you wait a while, maybe less than the time before, and then you stop them again. And then this keeps going on for a long time and you're so much further away from what you agreed upon was acceptable when you initially started. They just keep pushing. They just keep pushing and you resist a little bit and then they stop and then they push a little more and it comes in waves. And by the end of it, you're in a position [1:31:01] that's unrecognizable. And that's kind of where we are right now what do you think it's going to take to stop i mean really stop it not in ways but stop it stop it nothing good i'm a little terrified because i think that the grip that money has jump just can say money forget about defining it the the grip that money has over politics and political decisions that are made in this country is unchakable. I don't think that's ever going to get shaken. And the best way to ensure that that grip remains tight is to crack down on what people are allowed to and not allowed to talk about on social media and to encourage as much chaos, like we're currently seeing right now, that acts as both valid social issues and gigantic distractions. So all those things that are at the forefront, including the immigrant crisis. I think the immigrant crisis is a fantastic way to get people to start thinking about this new problem [1:32:01] than to be thinking about all the problems that existed before this was ever being discussed. That's my fear. My fear is that we've gone past this representative republic that we're supposed to be and into this thing that's controlled by money. And no one seems to be stopping that. No one seems to want to stop it. And the only person that talks about stopping it is Trump, but even he is, you know, people are skeptical about his connections to money. and all the different forces that are running this world. It's a fucking sketchy time. It's a really sketchy time. Well, I think it is. And if you get, if you boil it down, I think the backbone of this country is the family. I do. I think the family units are backbone of this country. Of any country. Yeah. And civilization. And if you let that get eroded, and even if you see families together now, they're all on their phones or they're instead of actually talking to each other. And I tell parents, you should talk to your kids about things that don't matter. [1:33:07] And they say, why? And I say, because you got to open that channel. So it's wide open when it comes time to talk about things that do matter. If you don't ever talk to your kid until it's critical, it's too late, man. You've got to start talking to him about things that don't matter. So when it comes time that they've got a crisis at school or in a relationship or something, they're so used to talking to you that it doesn't feel weird. And so I tell them, talk to them about things that don't matter. So you don't make them feel awkward or on the hot seat, and they can come to you when they really need to talk about things that do matter. [1:34:00] And you've got to start talking to them about how to think for themselves and critical thinking that as I said is not happening at the universities. And these universities now, let me give you an example. You've heard all this talk about trigger warnings. Yes. That's going on in schools and stuff. Trigger warnings don't work. Trigger warnings are exactly the wrong thing to do if somebody's going to be stressed out. And that's not my opinion. There are evidence-based therapies that says if there's something in your life that's not my opinion. There are evidence-based therapies that says, if there's something in your life that's going to stress you, you need to learn to cope with it. You need to learn to deal with it. And in therapy, we have like systematic desensitization, immersion therapies, things where you learn if you're afraid of snakes, [1:35:03] or you're afraid of airplanes, whatever. You have to learn to cope with that because there are going to be snakes in the world. There are going to be airplanes in the world. There are going to be elevators in the world. There are going to be whatever it is that stresses you out. You have to learn to cope with it. Trigger warnings do exactly the other thing. They say, oh, there's something that bothers you. Will warn you if it's gonna come up and you can go over here and put your head in the sand, pretend it doesn't exist. That doesn't work. What's gonna happen when you get out in the world and there's nobody there to say, oh, we're getting ready to talk about something that might upset you. So you get to go in this other room and sit in the dark for a while. Yeah. You can't do that. And the research says that trigger warnings themselves create the anxiety. Not only do they not lower anxiety, they create anxiety themselves. The vast majority of universities have used trigger warnings. They used trigger warnings for Romeo and Juliet said involve suicide [1:36:07] spoiler alert Really So They have access to the same research that I do Which is that trigger warnings don't work, but they do it because they're virtue signaling They want to do it because they're virtue-signaling. They want to do it because it makes them look sensitive, even though it doesn't work. If you want to make somebody feel better, you tell them the truth. You want to make yourself look better. You tell them what they want to hear. That's crazy that they're doing this. That's crazy that they're doing it in universities to people who are supposed to be learning how to experience life. At least semi-independently. You're on your own, you're there now, you're in a new place. Like to say that this is how the world is going to be once you get out is insane. So you're [1:37:02] not preparing them for it. It's like you're teaching them to go on red and stop on green and then you hand them the keys. Are you kidding me? That's exactly what they're doing. It's so strange. It's so strange that there's no pushback to this either. And they know this. When they shut the schools down for two years, when they shut the schools down for two years, when they shut the schools down for two years, you may remember at the time, when they shut it down for a couple of weeks, I said, oh, yeah, okay, I get it, you gotta get your bearings here. When it went past a couple of weeks, you may remember, I came out and said, bad idea here. You don't want to do this because shutting this down is going to create more problems than the virus will ever create for these kids. I said it's going to create more. [1:38:01] And everybody looked at me like I was some kind of heretic. Oh my god They were saying oh he's crazy. What a nut this conspiracy guy Absolutely nuts and Let me tell you who is involved in shutting this down the Department of Education CDC and This is the same bunch And this is the same bunch that controls the statistics, the research and statistics that I just went over with you that said, young people are at the highest levels of anxiety, depression, suicide, and loneliness since they've been keeping records. That didn't start with COVID. It started 10 years before COVID. So they had that information, Joe. They knew these kids, this population is more vulnerable than it's ever been. And they also knew that going to school, interacting with their peers, this was their lifeline. [1:39:00] They knew they were the most vulnerable they had ever been, and that going to school was the lifeline that kept them going. And they shut those schools down for two years. And they also knew that that school is where the mandated reporters are. That's where the mandated reporters are who report sexual molestation, child abuse, all kinds of trauma to these kids. And when they shut it down, those referrals to child protective services and Department of Child and Family Services dropped as much as 50% because those people didn't have their eyes on those kids anymore. What they did was send them home and lock them up with their abusers for two years with nobody to protect them. And you know what they said? They said, we did the best we could with what we knew at the time. No, you did not. You knew better than that. [1:40:01] You knew that was not a risk to those children. You knew that that disease was not life threatening to those healthy children and you shut it down and send them home and left them there for two years. Some of them locked up with their abusers. The rest of them dealing with anxiety, depression, loneliness and suicide. You did it because you could and you had no plan to reopen the schools, and that's where governments getting in the way of being healthy, that's where families are getting broken apart, and that pisses me off. And it should. Why do you think they did it? What do you think the motivation behind keeping schools closed for that long was? Because it wasn't everywhere. It wasn't here, but it wasn't California. Oh my God. My kids went back to school pretty quick and there was also one of the reasons why I wanted to be here. They had a completely different attitude about what you couldn't do during COVID. But why would they ever want schools to be shut for two years? Like what's the motivation behind it? [1:41:06] Well, and it wasn't just schools. I mean, they wiped out thousands of family businesses. It had been in business 40, 50, 60, 70 years. Most of which never came back. They operated on such a small margin. They're wiped out forever. Yeah. So many, but at one point in time was 70% of Los Angeles restaurants. Yeah. So many but at one point in time was 70% of Los Angeles restaurants. Yeah. And and then they spent $5.5 trillion dollars counting stimulus checks, unemployment, extended unemployment benefits, 4.4 trillion of which went into savings and checkings account, which means they didn't need it. And then when they did spend it, they spent some of it on rent and groceries. The first $1.1 trillion of it. The rest of it went into savings and checking. So they weren't living on it. They were saving it, holding on to it, right? [1:42:02] So it wasn't necessarily needed. Again, I think at the time, if you're a hammer, you got a new hammer, everything looks like a nail. They had this power and here's the problem. Our lives are controlled too much by people that weren't elected. These were bureaucrats. They got appointed into positions. So who are they accountable to? We didn't elect the head of this agency or the head of that agency. They just got put in that position. And so they shut things down and changed this economy forever. And those kids that went through that, they lost what a year of learning. Some of it's been made back, but they were behind to begin with. And what are the long-term consequences of that? Well, the pediatric epidemiologist suggests that millions of years of life have been lost. And I'll tell you why, because they don't close the [1:43:07] achievement gap, educationally, which means they don't do as well in school, so they don't get as good a jobs. And the more blue collar jobs are riskier, because they're working with their hands, they're working in places where they're more inclined to get injured or killed on the job. They have poorer benefits in lesser jobs. So diseases get diagnosed more slowly. And so they get treated later in the disease progression, which means that there's a higher mortality rate. And so that shaves more years off. And if you've got somewhere between 50 and 55 million kids in the public school system, [1:44:03] and however many of them were affected by this, do the math, it doesn't take shaving very many years off at the end of the life to, I've seen estimates anywhere from 5.5 million to 10 million years of life's lost by the fact that they won't have the achievement that they might have had otherwise. So, and there are some efforts being made to close the gap, but not enough, and the gaps haven't been closed. Right now, 30% of fifth graders and about 30% of eighth graders can't read at the most basic level. 19% of high school graduates can't read at the most basic level. 19% of high school graduates can't read at the most basic level. But yet they get progressed on because they get paid if they go to the next grade level. We got issues. Yeah. It's a great title for a book. [1:45:01] It really is. It's very accurate. And I'm glad you're out there. I'm glad you're out there saying these things as a respected voice as a guy that people want to listen to. When you recognize the actual problems and not what everybody's just sort of parroting. Somebody needs to say this. I mean we got people are picking the wrong battles. They're picking the wrong battles. They're telling us what we can and can't say. We can't say brown bag lunch anymore. You're not supposed to say that. That's somehow bad news. You can't, I read you a day you can't say hip hip hooray anymore Huh that offense people was hip injuries. No, come on come on Jamie pull that up hip hip hooray Yeah, I kid you not You can't say now you don't [1:46:04] Some places don't say felons anymore they say justice involved person so you weren't raped you were engaged with a justice involved person not a rapist justice involved person my favorite it's no more pedophiles it's minor attracted persons yeah are that's insane that. I've seen university professors teach that to their classes about how the most unrepresented or minor attracted persons. That's what I mean when I say we're picking the wrong battles here. But do you think that that when I see stuff like that I'm like I'd go back to the Yuri Besmanoff interview the guy who's the former KGB guy that said that the Soviet Union had infected our schools with Marxism and we're ruining. I mean, really, if you watch that speech, everything that he said came to be true. It's all what we're dealing with right now. It's literally the exact same thing that he was describing in the 1980s. Well, we've gotten a copy of a document from the 60s from the Soviet Union about how [1:47:08] to subvert the American society. And Besmirov says, yeah, it's already been done. We're doing it to ourselves. Yeah. And it's true. And how do you think we pull out of this? I don't have a lot of faith. I'm very concerned. I'm very concerned that it's progressing in a direction, even if people push back. The direction is, it's going moving so fast with so much momentum and people are so insane. Well, I'm the other way. I'm the incurable optimist. I really am. I think that you have to get people that typically wouldn't speak out, wouldn't speak up because they don't. I think, you know, I said there in this book, [1:48:01] there are 10 principles for healthy society. and principle number one is be who you are on purpose and to me that's a big one you can't just wake up and go with the flow and be who you are whatever you are be who you are or whatever you are reactively. Just whatever comes your way that day, that's what you're going to do and who you're going to be. You can't do that. You got to say, look, I'm going to be who I am on purpose. I'm going to decide what I believe. I'm going to decide what I value. I'm going to live those things with intention. Now, you got to think about that for a minute, because you always read about famous people and they say, his philosophy or her philosophy of life was, and there will be some profound thing they say. And I always used to think, I don't really have a philosophy of life. [1:49:08] You know, I guess you don't get that until you're dead. And somebody signs it, it looks at your life and says that your philosophy of life was. But we do have a philosophy of life. Every single one of us do. And we see it by the way we live. We have to decide what is my philosophy of life and is it passive? Is it what do I do I believe in God? Do I believe in hard work like added value, talent. That's one of my philosophies. I don't care if you're born on third base, dug out or dumpster. Wherever you start, you got to work hard to get where you're going. [1:50:00] And I think people have to be who they are on purpose. They got to decide, what is it that is important? Am I gonna let the school co-parent my child? Am I gonna let what's going on in Canada come here and say I don't have rights to my child? If that's true, they're coming out of that school. They're not gonna go to a government school then. They're gonna home school them or I'll do something else, but I do have rights to my child and responsibilities. Whatever your philosophy is, write it down, decide what it is and embrace it. I don't think we can be passive right now because the easiest way to lose power is to let somebody convince you you never had any. That's the easiest way to lose your power is let somebody convince you you never had any power. Yes you do. You have power. You just have to exercise it. And I don't think people should go to their kids [1:51:05] school and run up the stairs like their hairs on fire, accusing everybody of doing some. Find out what the policies are. They may be fine. They may be great. And if they're not, say, how can I get involved here? How can I help? That's, you know, we got too many people trying to win arguments and still to solve problems. We need to solve problems. But the way they're being treated, parents, and even in this country, the distinction, the way they're describing some of these parents. Like there was this one thing that was, what was the bill? There was something that came out that was trying to recognize parents disrupting School board functions because they were upset and labeling them as domestic terrorists See if you find that Because it was so it was so egregious that I was like how could you ever say this? You don't think that people are gonna be upset if you're you're trying to tell the parents that everything that you believe is [1:52:06] invalid and that we're gonna teach your children the way we see the world and we're gonna protect your child by letting your child tell us secrets and not tell you about them and we're gonna change the child's name when the child's at school or we're gonna whatever the fuck it is, whatever it is. Yeah, that was in that county in Maryland where it started. Yeah. I'll think of it in a second. But what was the push to try to label the parents as terrorists? Yeah. There's a attorney general scroll to the top of the, never called concerned parents domestic terrorist. So who did? That's what it says here. This is where it started. Okay. Where's the right to be clear? Okay. To be clear, the Justice Department did not label parents domestic terrorists. As we said, the use of the phrase originated with a September 29, 2021 letter sent by National School Board Association of Federation of State Associates that represent locally elected school board officials. [1:53:00] To the White House seeking federal assistance to stop what it said was a growing number of threats and acts of violence against public school board members and other public school district officials mainly over the issue of mask mandates and propaganda purporting to the false inclusion of critical race theory within a classroom instruction and curricula. Critical race theory is a study of institutional racism is a better means to understand and address racial inequality to come a hot button political issue among republicans who oppose it being taught public schools in that letter the ns b a sad that while it been working with state and local law enforcement officials it believe federal involvement was warranted as well so did they describe them as terrorists like how did uh... how did that term get brought up because they're called hate crimes prevention act violent interference with federal protected right statute the conspiracy against right statute and executive order to enforce all applicable federal laws for the protection of students and [1:54:01] public school district personnel and any related measures are kind of treating them like what they're saying seems like a lot like there is a filing that described them as domestic terrorists I thought I saw something about a filing where they were okay let's say it says during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing two days later Senator Ted Cruz said the Department of Justice looked at the issue, critical race theory, and decided to label the parents objecting to this teaching as domestic terrorists. So that's his distinction, his description. At that hearing, Cruz asked Christian Clark assistant attorney general for the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, do you believe parents objecting at school boards are domestic terrorists? She said, I don't, Senator. Clark said the Department of Justice was committed to ensuring robust civil discourse and Garland's memo was focused on threats. Clark said the review directed by Garland would determine how federal law enforcement tools [1:55:01] can be used to prosecute crimes. Nevertheless, later in the hearing crews, again claimed when it comes to parents at school boards, you're perfectly comfortable with calling a mom at a PTA meeting a domestic terrorist. So did, but this is the thing. Did anyone actually use the term domestic terrorist that wasn't Ted Cruz? Because I thought they did. Letter calling parents domestic terrorism has thrown gasoline out of fire. Allow ads on Fox News. Okay. So what is you the [1:56:08] the letter and what did they quote it as mhm school was a sorry for language and letter that license but likened parents to domestic terror it says uh... the letter on the september twenty nine the warning that school boards face physical threats due to opposition to covid-19 policies and critical race theory the letter claim that some will unruly parents protests may be equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism yet on friday the department of justice had issued a memorandum apparently based on that letter nsba issued an apology for the letter on behalf of nsbaBA issued an apology for the letter. On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter, the NSBA said noting that there was no justification for some of the language including in the letter. Parents at school board meetings in Fairfax County, Virginia have warned t-shirts declaring parents are not domestic terrorists. So that [1:57:01] term was used. So this is more gas lighting. Is it in that letter that's up at the The link right there under the school building? Yeah right there. Is it in that letter? I want to see. Oh, it's been raised from the internet. Convenient. Yeah, no hell is that. This got to be a copy of it somewhere. Well once they changed it it they probably took it down Is that the actual letter itself? Either way it sounds like someone's at it which is why people responded which is why parents didn't wear the t-shirt if nobody had actually called on that We started with the match and they would Yeah, that sounds like even the way they were describing it but yeah some of them could be considered domestic terrorist people show up armed people are crazy yeah but the problem is you call everybody domestic terrorism it's essentially your crying wolf yeah words are powerful i mean words are powerful and when i when i say i think people need to decide [1:58:04] to find their voice, this is the kind of thing that keeps people from doing it. If you find your voice and you get labeled a domestic terrorist, then that makes people reluctant to find their voice. That's where I'm saying labeling people as haters and phobic this and phobic that it is why people go oh man I don't they're gonna write into my job and say Anti this or a hater or This is a hate crime or whatever And I think a lot of groups do themselves a disservice if anybody that disagrees with them or even ask a question becomes a hater, I think they miss a lot of people that might actually be supportive. [1:59:01] They're just asking a question. Hang on. We're just asking a question. Hang on. We're just asking a question here. I don't think that transgender athletes can compete with the biological women. That doesn't mean that I have anything against the overall concept. It's just athletically, I think that's a bad idea. Obviously. most people agree with that. The people that don't, I think they just don't understand what's going on, or they're just ideologically so connected with the idea that trans women or women, they're willing to sacrifice these biological women and the fairness involved in sports. You know, I didn't even know this was an issue until, it's like 2015 or 2016, there was a female MMA fighter who wasn't really female. They were a biological male and didn't tell the first two people that they fought that they were a biological male. This person beat the fuck out of these two ladies and claimed that they didn't have to disclose it because it was a medical issue. [2:00:02] Which is just insane. That's when I found out that there's this insane movement to allow trans women if you're going to say trans women or women they should be able to do all the things women do including compete women sports and then you're going to see records broken staggering records broken by people that just claim that their women and we've seen people do that and canada some good do just decided he was a woman entered into a woman powerlifting contest and smoked everybody yeah you don't even have to do anything you just have to say you're that which is like at its most basic level the most ridiculous thing here's something that I've I found on this hip hip hooray it says the phrase could have anti-Semitic roots. Riders in Europe sometimes shouted HEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPHEPH HEP-HEP riots. Hitler stormtroopers adopted this [2:01:07] gear. That's a different word. That's a stretch. That's a different word. We're picking the wrong battles. If somebody's cheering somebody on for a good thing, that seems like a long stretch back to 1890. It's like when they were trying to say that the OK symbol was white power. Like God damn it. Yeah. You can't just co-op the OK thing. It's been the OK since the beginning of time. Yeah. Fuck you doing. I never understood that. It's ridiculous. It's incredible. I never understood that. And there's a ton of black people who have done that. It's like the idea that that's a white power symbol. People were using it though. Some people were using it as white power. Would they do it upside down though? There is a yeah I don't know the way that they were doing it but people were doing that. But with it but numbers I don't know. But don't you think they were doing it kind of ironically? Like is it like a forchant thing like free bleeding? Would they convince people something stupid? But there are people that they would never have found no, they don't even know how to get them for it, you know, they're never doing it. [2:02:05] Right, but that's where it started. And then they learned how to do it from that. It's probably one of those things like the flat earth thing. It starts off as a goof. And then next thing, you know, you got a whole movement behind it. There's probably anything can things getting oxygen on the internet yeah if you started that outside of barn in Nebraska you and a couple of mouth breathers whose IQ matched the number of teeth you had yeah it would have gone like half the county now it travels the world in a matter of seconds. Yeah And then they retroactively look for people from the 90s making the okay, so I'm bold and claim this some giant cult Yeah, some white power cult and so he's existed. Yeah, and that's the problem with presentism [2:03:00] I really worry about presentism presentism meaning what well presentism is Something I've worry about presentism. Presentism. Meaning what? Well, presentism is something I've talked about where people hold people to current standards based on something they may have done based on something they may have done 10 years ago, 20 years ago, as an idiot teenager and it's gone so far as to go all the way back 250 years. They go back to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and they want to change school names or tear their statues down now because they owned slaves 250 years ago. Was that a good thing to own slaves? No, that's an ugly thing to do ever, of course. But at the time it was not looked at the mores and folkways and laws [2:04:09] 250 years ago were not the same as they are today and they judged them because they didn't have the foresight to say 250 years from now, there will be different standards than they are now. So they judge them now based on what they did 250 years ago using today's yardstick. And that's why they're tearing those statues down now. It's called presentism. It's like if you were in a neighborhood and the speed limit was 30 and you drove 30 but then they came along and said, well, we're going to change this to 20 and we're going to give you a ticket retroactively because you drove 30 and you said, well, but it was 30 when I was driving 30. I know, but you should have [2:05:04] known we were going to change it to 20 in the future and driven 20. So here's a ticket, Mr. Rogan. That's presentism. And it's happened a lot. Why do you think they're tearing down those statues? Because of what they did 250 years ago. And I'm not saying it was a good thing to do 250 years ago. That was not America's finest hour. That was not okay. But at the time, it was the more A and Folkway of the time. It was the Civil Abraham Lincoln is the one that changed it all, right? He led the charge. But yet still people say, well, you know, not okay. And they do it now. They'll find a tweet that somebody put out, or an ex that somebody had put out. I guess it was a tweet then. And that's now, that somebody may have written [2:06:01] as a 13 year old teenager. You know, your brain's not through growing when you're 13, but now you want to pick you to host some event or something. They go back and find something you said and hold you to it for the rest of your life. 20 years ago. 30 years ago. Kind of crazy when you think of how short a time period 250 years ago was. That's what's really wild. There's how much things have changed. In a relatively short amount of time when it comes to human history, it's a rapid amount of change, a almost unstoppable amount of change. Most of it's good. Most of it is good. It's going in a good direction. But a lot of this shit is over correction. It's an over correction what they appear, what they think of, you know, oppressed people. And historically oppressed people, whether it's gay people, trans people, whatever it is. It's like historically thought of as oppressed people, and there's an over correction. Well, now there are those that everything is seen [2:07:04] through the lens of oppressed and oppressor. And they will ignore science. The SAT test was decided to be culturally biased and so they stopped using it. But the research now says that is actually helpful to minorities, which you can't call minorities now, you have to call them historically minimized. But the research says now these kids don't have the teachers, the resources, the training to make the grades, but they've got the brain power. You give them the SAT. That is a way to catapult themselves out of that situation and they can qualify not on GPA but SAT and that it actually is a plus for disadvantaged children, disadvantaged populations. [2:08:11] And schools know that, but they won't re-institute it because they fear being judged because the general thought is it's a negative. And even though they know it's not, they're so focused on virtue signaling, they won't reinstitute it because they're afraid of being called racist. Isn't it just a sign of bad teaching and bad school systems and disadvantaged kids? It shouldn't be a sign that the actual test itself is a problem. The test itself has been used to show how competent people are forever. If people are failing the test, the idea that that's because there's some sort of discrimination involved in the test seems so insane. It seems like you're just saying that those people can't compete, [2:09:00] that it's even playing ground, they can't compete, that's not true. You know that's not true. They're getting bad instruction instruction they're getting bad school system bad environments. That's what it is They're not getting a chance to learn Yeah, and there are so many bad ideas that you know, I can agree Yeah, it's it's like DEI I Can 100% agree that you want to try and get as many people involved in as many different things at many different levels as possible. I just disagree with the methodology. The quota system, I'm sorry, I don't want to get on an airplane where they lowered the standards for a pilot. And they're doing that. I don't want to get brain surgery where they lowered the standards. They fired that professor at, I think it was at NYU, it was in New York because he made [2:10:03] the anatomy and physiology or physiology class too hard so they fired him because he wouldn't make it easier. I'd rather have somebody that made it through. What is the story about that case? What are the details? They seem to find that. Oh yeah. That seems insane. So how long does Kevin teaching oh forever He had been teaching forever I may have it Jamie will find it. He's got it right and why you students were failing organic chemistry who's to blame? This is New York Times another guy they phrase it Mateline Jones Jr a respected professor his standards, but students started a petition and the university dismissed him. Wow, scroll down. Yeah, hello, G'day Ben there. Okay, last spring, campus emerged from pandemic restrictions. 82 of his 350 students signed a petition against him. [2:11:00] Students had the high stakes course, notorious for ending many a dream of medical school was too hard hard blaming Dr. Jones for their poor test scores the professor defended his standards but just before the start of the fall semester University deans terminated Dr. Jones contract the officials Also it tried to placate the students by offering to review their grades and allowing them to withdraw from classes retroactively The chemistry department's chairman Mark E. Tuckerman said the unusual offer to withdraw from classes retroactively. The chemistry department's chairman, Mark E. Tuckerman, said the unusual offer to withdraw was, a one-time exception granted to students by the Dean of the College. Mark A. Walter's director of Undergraduate Studies in the chemistry department summed up the situation in an email to Dr. Jones before his firing. He said the plan would extend a gentle but firm hand to the students and those who pay the tuition bills. There it is. And a parent referenced to parents, the university's handling of the petition provoked equal and opposite reactions to both chemistry faculty who protested the decisions and pro-john students who sent glowing letters of endorsement. Okay. [2:12:00] Yeah, that's not good. It's supposed to be hard. It's really hard to be a doctor. Yeah, that's not good. It's supposed to be hard. It's really hard to be a doctor. Yeah. If you're failing, maybe that's not for you. Yeah, and I don't care how flat you make a pancake, it's got two sides. So I'm sure there's two sides to it, but to fire this guy, I mean, that's supposed to be tough. In college, there are always washout courses and you know who they are. So, withdraw from the class and take it from somebody else. But don't fire this guy. Yeah. I mean, this wasn't his first time. Especially if you've got students that give the guy glowing reviews. if he's highly respected you know when you're gonna have a very difficult course like i'm assuming organic chemistry is and you have three hundred people in there some people that just aren't cut out for that that's just going to be the case with everything in life that's hard to do you can't have chest tournaments become easier because some people [2:13:04] aren't doing well at chest and say chest is too hard. Well, it's not too hard for Magnus Carlson. You know, why is it too hard for you? Well, maybe it's not for you or maybe you're not working hard enough or maybe you need to figure something out. Yeah. And some of the, some schools, like this, students were misreading exam questions at an astonishing rate he wrote in Agrevens to the University of Protestings termination. Grades fell even as he reduced the difficulty of his exams. The problem was exacerbated by the pandemic he said. In the last two years they fell off a cliff he wrote. We now see single digit scores and even zeros. After several years of COVID learning loss as students not only didn't study, they didn't seem to know how to study Dr. Jones said. The East pandemic stressed Dr. Jones and two other professors taped 52 organic chemistry lectures. Dr. Jones said that he personally paid more than $5,000 for the videos and that they were still used by the university. [2:14:01] That was not enough. In 2020 some 30 students out of 475 file the petition asking for more help doctor uh... said doctor errone who taught that class with doctor Jones they were really struggling he explained they didn't have a good internet coverage at home all sorts of things the professors swaged the students in an online town hall meeting dr. roer said many students were having other problems dr. kershian bomb uh... another, another chemistry professor at NYU said he discovered cheating during online tests. Okay, so it seems like COVID had a big factor in it. They came back from COVID and that just makes a lot of sense. You're young, for two years, you're not studying, you're not doing jack shit, and then you came back and you're really soft. Yeah, but when you now get out there to treat a patient. Right. Right. You either know what you don't? You either know what you don't. And it's not for everybody and that's why it's hard to do. I had a buddy of mine who was an ophthalmologist and he told me the lowest point in his life. He was doing his residency. He was on the toilet with a tray on him, you know, like a food tray. So he's eating while he's on the toilet and he fell asleep and his buzzer went off because he got called back into work. [2:15:12] So this guy was working such fucking insane hours. I mean, he's like, I just didn't know if I could keep going and that's what residency is like when you talk to doctors You can tell people when they're going through the residency residency it's insane the amount of hours it breaks people yeah you got to know that this is what you're signing up for yeah it's a very hard job I did an internship at a 1200 bed psychiatric hospital and if you don't see it there it doesn't exist exist. And I just read a book on that. Yeah, sometimes it was just marathon. And it's, but I mean, that's where you cut your teeth. I mean, that's where you've figured out. You see everything. [2:16:00] If it was easy, everyone would do it. Exactly. With everything in life. Yeah. Everything that's hard. And one of the things I talk about here is develop consequential knowledge. Consequential knowledge is something you learn, something you develop where they can't replace you by noon tomorrow. You got to have a skill set and it could be setting fence post. It can be fixing a copier. It can be fixing a computer. It can be a brain surgery. Making tables. Whatever. Whatever. It's something that they can't replace you by noon. If you don't have consequential knowledge, you're making a big mistake. You got to find something you're passionate about and some skill set, knowledge set, that is specific to you that they can't replace you by noon tomorrow. And people out there that are hearing this, that are frustrated like, oh that's easier said than done. Yes. It's him right it is. Yes it is. It is. And that complaint is the one that infuriates me the most. [2:17:00] Like it's not that easy. You're right. It's not that easy. It's really fucking hard But it can be done and it might not be done by you It might be done by one of your friends It might be done by some people that you know that worked harder than you and that that lets you know that That's real and you're supposed to be able to learn from that. Yeah, but this this idea of the quality of outcome Is insane. It's insane. That's what that so many people On the left and so many colleagues professors right now are talking about the goal needs to be a quality of outcome. We don't even have a quality of opportunity. That we can work till right. We need to do a better job. That should be the number one priority. We should try to level plan field on a quality of opportunities, but we'll never get a quality of outcome. I mean, if you never get a quality of effort. No, if somebody wants to sit home in a bean bag, eating Cheetos, that's not the same as somebody that sits on a toilet with eating their lunch, falling asleep. [2:18:01] Also, we're not all the same. There's no way we can get a quality of outcome. It's just not going to happen. There's people that are fucking smarter than you. That works until you run out of somebody else's money. And when you run out of somebody else's money, where you're giving everybody the same thing. And here's the thing. Equality of outcome is there are a lot more liberal professors in college than there are conservative professors. A lot more. Because the liberal professors don college than there are conservative professors. A lot more. Because the liberal professors don't want to get out in the real world and compete. So they go to the university where they don't have to compete the way they do in the real world. But that being said, here's the thing. If you are going to an Ivy League school and so you're paying $200,000 for this elite education and then they teach the goal is the quality of outcome, then why do I need an elite education? If the goal is the quality of outcome, why am I paying you $200,000 for this elite education? [2:19:05] If the goal is quality of outcome, why don't I go $200,000 for this elite education? If the goal is quality of outcome, why don't I go get into beanbag and eat the Cheetos? Why am I paying you 200 grand? Well that's what scares me about universal basic income. I used to think that was a really good idea. Until I saw the way people responded when they got checks during the pandemic and especially people that got unemployment, they just don't want to go back to work. Oh no! They did not want to go back to work. And the idea, the beautiful part of the idea is that if you gave people enough money for food and shelter, then they could pursue their dreams. Some, some will do that, but how many we're going to lose if you give people that. How many, if you can't take away incentive, how many people are never going to get their ass in gear? That's a number two. Well, I can't quote you the exact numbers, but I can tell you the trend. And that is the longer you're off work, the less likely you are to ever return to work. And I can tell you why the research says that's true. [2:20:03] And these are people that have legitimate injuries, for example. I mean, truly have a back injury at work or something where they have to have fusions and that sort of thing. You adjust your world. You, your world shrinks. First off, your identity changes. You know, maybe you were a welder or a bus driver or something. That was your, it was a big part of your identity. Now your identity becomes patient. Your social world, because your friends become fellow patients. You get up every day and you go to rehab, to back rehab and you're doing all these exercises, you're going to the doctor. They become your friends. Your world shrinks down. You adjust. You say, say well, we're gonna have to get by with one car I can't drive anyway. You'll have to drive me we can sell one car keep one car your world shrinks down You adjust to it. You're still watching your football team on the weekends on TV You just you're living on less money and you adapt you adjust and [2:21:04] You get used to that. And now everybody thought, for example, at the end of the lockdown that when that was over, it was gonna look like that movie grease when school was out and they had the carnival. And everybody came running out of the end of the... They were running around, they thought that was what it was gonna be like when the lockdown was over. But it wasn't. You know know people came out and what they used to take for granted was kind of intimidating they're like okay to be out here we know what if we're going to do they didn't want to go back to work it gets intimidating so they get used to it and they get comfortable. I was shocked when people said, what happened to the supply chain? Well you paid people more money not to work than to work. They gave them unemployment plus a bonus and then a bonus on top of the bonus plus they [2:22:02] didn't have the money for the commute and gas was $7 a gallon in California. You remember that? It was $7 a gallon there. And so they're like, well, I don't have to spend $200 a week on gas. And I can sit here. That's what happened to supply chain. Nobody wanted to work. Their world shrunk down. And the problem in America, and I talk about it in a section, in the book is not income inequality, but income equality. If you look at the bottom 20% and compare them to the middle 20% of the distribution, the difference, the bottom 20% only 5% work full time, the middle 20%, 95% work full time, and the difference in their incomes is single digit thousands because of all the entitlement [2:23:05] programs for the bottom 5% food stamps, unemployment, rent subsidies, you take there are 100 programs and when you get all of that money that they get for free the difference between them and these that work 95% of the time is single digit thousands. How crazy is that? It's pretty crazy. It definitely doesn't incentivize you to do anything different. I mean why would you want to bust your ass all day logically? Doing a job that you hate, traveling, commuting, spending all that money on gas when you can make a real similar amount doing nothing. It undermines a meritocracy. And the point is, if you're working in that middle 20% and you work hard, then you might wind up in the next 20%. Now all of a sudden, there's a bigger difference. And that's why we've got all of these quiet quitters [2:24:02] and lazy girl jobs and all that stuff out there that's really taken off on the internet. What's in ironic is it infested tech platforms. And then tech platforms like, hey, hey, hey, hey, we got to fire everybody. We got to fire so many people. They're fire in so many people. The tech layoffs are bananas. Yeah, and it was just on Friday, Paramount laid off like 900 people. What are they going to do? A nine as like 950 people, a hundred 50 people, something like that. And then there's the journalists. Yeah. Ellie time just laid off a bunch of people. People are dropping like flies, sports ill-seated, closed down. Yeah, and now you're gonna have AI doing a lot of those jobs. A lot of those jobs, especially jobs you have to write a story on something. Easy. Write a story on Dr. Phil's new network, right in essay. Easy. It'll come up in seconds, perfectly worded. Yeah, and here's a question that I'm gonna have to face [2:25:02] is let's say that chat GPT uploads 10 of my books and a thousand hours of my TV shows. Right. And then says, answers a question, what would Dr. Phil say about this? And from all of that, I'm guessing they get pretty close. Yeah. Is that copyright infringement or not? They're not quoting me. Right. But it trained their algorithm, whatever it is, their AI to talk like you. Yeah. And then they could have you actually doing you. Yeah. Now that would be using, I don't well maybe not for now But you know if it's tracked all the way back to Nigeria or somewhere where we can't do anything about it Yeah, if you get somebody like me who's got I've got like 3500 episodes you've got what 2000 something 2000 episodes I mean they could take us upload us. They don't need us. They don't need you anymore [2:26:04] We're worthless We're obsolete and they can change your perspective on something if they want it to yeah Like if they wanted to have like people listen to Dr. Phil. Let's have Dr. Phil say something wacky Yeah, yeah, you know used to do that with soundboard, you know on the disc jockey's to do something stuff Yeah, it was funny at the time. Yeah, this now could be serious in coming into an election year. What if too close, they get close to the election and do a deep fake with one of the candidates saying something outrageous like a some stuff has come out about me that you're gonna hear soon and I'm dropping out of the race so don't waste your vote on me. And they drop that so late that the real candidate doesn't have a chance to counter it. It could actually drive the election outcome. Yeah, it really could. It's spooky time, sir. Yes, it is. I'm glad you're out there, though. I really, really appreciate your perspective [2:27:01] and your willingness to say these things. Cause I know there's a lot of pushback and people get pretty crazy. Well they do but you know I let both sides talk and I'm sure I'll get criticized for that but this new network is where is it going to be? How can people access it? We'll announce all that as soon as we get our channel assignments in the next week or so and I'm gonna be on there Nancy graces on there bear grills is on there micro is on there. Oh, I'm sure It's a real network. That's amazing a lot of original programming four hours of news every day I'm really excited you're doing this. We've been calling for something like this to have it for a long time. You're the perfect guy for it. Yeah. And it's all going to be just straight up. But you won't be able to not find Merritt Street. We'll be on every cable system, every... [2:28:01] We'll be everywhere. Beautiful. We'll have our own channel and it's 24-7 and we've got issues is really the blueprint for the network because it's all going to follow the same straightforward science-backed fact-based. It's not really, you know, people tell me how they feel. I don't really care how they feel. I don't, I barely care how I feel. What matters is what is. It matters what the facts are. That's what matters. It doesn't matter how I feel or they feel. It matters what is. Yeah, doesn't somebody need to get back to the facts? Well, you're the man for the job. Yeah, I hope so. I think so. I'm gonna give it hell. I know you are. And the audio book comes out the same day, so if people don't wanna read it, they can listen to it. Beautiful. When is it out? February 27th. Is it right here? We're coming to you live from February 19th. So, next week. Pick it up, folks. And prepare yourself for the network. I'm very excited. We'll help you promote it. All right, appreciate you brother, always thank you very much. You're the man. Thank you Joe. [2:29:05] Bye, bye everybody. Thank you. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye. Bye It's going on guys. Alright, so a lot of you in the past day or so have asked me to do a reaction to Tyrone Magnus' reaction to episode 2 cinematic Mace returns. The Amethyst Blade. So I've watched Tyrone for years now. I like the guy. I think he's very entertaining and he's good at what he does. And I'm very excited to see what he has to say about this. I've seen some fan reactions and I'd love to do like a compilation of you know myself reacting to their reaction. I love reaction stuff. I think I encourage you. I think everyone should be reacting to my stuff, whatever, other people's things. It's fun and [2:30:01] it just makes it more enjoyable. So here we go. let's watch, let's check it out. I've watched five seconds of it, but I haven't gone beyond that, so I'm like, all right, man, you know what? I wanna watch this on live, all right. So let's go and see what it thinks. Maybe it's gonna be, I mean, just by the thumbnail, it's good, but maybe it's gonna be like, yeah. We'll see Magnusites. So I was actually going to do a reaction to this the day it came out. I don't know, you said it to me, but I remember the last time people didn't know whether it was okay to do a reaction when he put something out and he did eventually say that because everybody requested like he was like, yeah, it's fine. But I didn't see anything like in the description box or something so maybe I just missed it It was there from day one. I saw that reactions are okay. Yeah, yeah, let's get it then so let's check it out Yeah, it was always there I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. [2:31:06] I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to the bathroom. I'm going to have to go to Wait a minute, this is fan made. Yo! How much money did you put into this, man? Too much. But the people you got are just extremely talented. Well, maybe it's both. It's both. This looks like field game quality, [2:32:01] like field game cinematic quality. I mean, where is going man? quality like real games cinematic what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what what You guys, I took it back up the bat to this. I didn't even finish the get- this is- Oh, I'm back in! You, sir, not only look like Luke and the Winter Soldier, you are a thing that we can trust. Thank you. You're welcome. Thank you. [2:33:07] I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it. I only want no fuck it! Oh I can't wait to see what you do with this man. Oh yeah. Believe me when it happens. It's gonna be everyone else's face is being posted around the internet crying with snot coming out not me anymore. I assure you that. This is bad ass man. Ah ah ah. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait to see the rest of this. Me too. [2:34:00] Oh, he's shit. And you know Dave Flawney. And uh... Holy shit and you know Dave Filani and Now I'm forgetting How I'm forgetting Favreau Why am I forgetting his name? Directed Iron Man why am I forgetting this thing the other day? I couldn't remember Dave Filani and now I can this is ridiculous I know they're gonna bring him back. And a lot of y'all was telling me, like yeah, like, Sam Jackson was saying, he didn't think he was dead, so. And then someone said that even George Lucas said he's not dead or something like that. I'm like, okay, so, but we're gonna definitely get, get to see him again at some point, so I'm ready. And hopefully Vader don't kill him. He Was strong enough to defeat the the the the emperor, okay and So if he was strong enough to defeat the emperor he was strong enough to defeat Anakin and Anakin I [2:35:08] Think was lower. Yeah, yeah, cuz he lost all his limbs and then the dumbass robot outfit he Is power decreased I guess maybe over the years he could have increased in other ways So whatever we'll say I just hope Vader don't go or whatever anyway That man that was good I have my happy Star Wars fan whenever I watch Star Wars a favorite videos so Y'all know how I discovered his videos one day I was just relaxing having a day off and I just I was just I found one and I was just, I found one. And because I'm a Star Wars fan, it was a video that was just talking about stuff that I've never really thought about. You know what I mean? Like in the stories he was discussing the expanded universe. And I just got hooked. [2:36:01] I was like, oh, that's what happened. Oh God, there is training. After the adventure, okay? Okay. So then you know how it is. You go down the rabbit hole of YouTube video after video. I binge watched like a ton of his videos. A ton of them. So thank you, bro. Yes. Push comments down below. Let me know what you all thought. If you enjoyed enjoyed my reaction make sure you hit the like button subscribe and share We've got 10 million yeah, so he's about that 10 million grind dude. That's where I want to get to too I posted his channel link in the description. I love seeing reactions man. It's it's cool when you see when you make something you know with a whole bunch of talented people and Hey, I got I got those same figures I Donated them I got those exact same figures. I forgot that he had freaking dragon balls in there It's cool. It's always it's always neat seeing people's reactions and stuff that you make. It's fun [2:37:02] Always encourage that so anyways if if you wanna see his channel, you don't know what about his channel, he's very entertaining, he's very funny, and he's got a good insight on a lot of things that he reacts and talks about, and his daily vlogs are always entertaining and stuff too. So I've linked it down below. Thank you Tyrone, thank you to everyone else who did a reaction. I can go through them and maybe some other videos but I'm gonna go eat some food and then I'll see you guys in about half an hour forty. This episode is gonna come as a shock to many of you. Because many of you know me as a fashion lover. I talk about fashion all the time on the podcast. I post about fashion on Instagram all the time. I'm known as somebody who loves fashion. It's one of my main hobbies, going shopping, putting together little outfits. I'm known as a fashion lover. So this episode may be a shock to you, but don't be fooled. This episode is also a shock to me. I recently became sort of obsessed with the idea of dressing [2:38:01] in a uniform. The way that I get dressed in the morning now is everyday is a blank canvas. I am a blank canvas and I'm building something brand new every day. Yeah, I repeat outfits for sure, but my default mode of getting dressed in the morning is putting something new on every day. And I've flirted with the idea of a uniform before when I did my series on minimalism a few months back. I talked about the minimalist lifestyle and how being a minimalist means only owning what you need, right? That applies to clothes as well. And when I talked about minimalism a few months ago, I wasn't saying I wanted to be a minimalist for sure. Rather, I was discussing the extreme lifestyle and pulling little pieces of advice from it that were valuable. Does that make sense? I was analyzing the concept as a whole, finding the positives and negatives in it, [2:39:02] in an attempt to apply little bits and pieces of it into my life. And I discussed how appealing the idea of uniform dressing was. But at the time, I didn't take it super seriously. Like I was aware of how beneficial it could be and I discussed how beneficial it could be, but it was something that I didn't feel was realistic for me. Recently, there's been a shift in my brain and I'm taking this idea much more seriously, like I'm really heavily considering it. There's been a few events and a few epiphanies that have driven me closer to the conclusion that this might be the lifestyle for me. Okay. Number one, I've been so late recently to things because I've been taking too long to get dressed because I look at every outfit as a blank canvas like I start with nothing and build something completely brand new and because I've built such a collection of clothing over the years [2:40:11] Getting dressed takes me like an hour even if I'm just going to the grocery store like I take every outfit so seriously because for me It's like a creative outlet. It's like an art project. Every outfit is like an art project. So I take it very seriously. And I don't think that's inherently bad because again, it is a hobby for me. But I've been late for things recently because it's taken me too long to get ready. Like the other day, I went to go shopping and to hang out with my friends. Literally my best friends. They don't give a fuck what I'm wearing. Even though one of my best friends is my stylist, Jared, and he has great taste. So, you know, I always wanna impress him, but he doesn't give a fuck. He doesn't care what I'm wearing. To his core, he doesn't care. When we're hanging out as friends, not as him being my stylist, he couldn't care less what I'm wearing. there was no reason for me to spend in our picking up my outfit. I was late to their house because I could not figure out what to wear. [2:41:08] And I was taking it seriously, even though I was putting together a casual outfit. You know what I mean? On weekends when I'm going out to dinner with friends, going out for drinks with friends, I'm always at least 15 minutes late because I couldn't pick out my outfit. Always. Sometimes even 30 minutes late. For business meetings, I'm always down to the wire. So stressed out because I can't figure out what to wear. And yeah, every outfit feels like a masterpiece to me. I'm like, yes, yes, I've done it. I've done it again. I've created, yes. You know, like, yeah, I get that feeling and that's great. But at what cost? Because I've been so late recently. And I'm not somebody who feels comfortable being late. I know some people who don't mind being late. I am not like that. My blood pressure raises. I'm shaken up. I'm freaked out. [2:42:01] I don't do well when I'm late. I feel guilty. Like, it's freaked out. I don't do well when I'm late. I feel guilty. Like it's all bad. So I'm starting to build resentment for the outfit building process because it's been creating negative emotion for me because I've been late a lot. And then on top of that, for the past year or so, I've been traveling with only a carry on suitcase, which means I don't get to bring a lot of clothes, whether I'm traveling for a week or a month, I only bring a carry on and I just do laundry while I'm traveling and it's fine. I love that. I've been really enjoying that for the last year or so and one of my favorite parts about that I've realized is how I'm forced to wear a uniform every day because I can't pack 10 outfits. You know, I can pack maybe three pairs of pants, four pairs of pants, a few shirts, one jacket, a few accessories. Like I'm kind of locked into a uniform and I've grown to love that because when I'm traveling, [2:43:06] I don't think about my outfit in the morning. I only have three options. I mean, I have a few more than three because I can mix and match things a little bit, but for the most part, I'm locked in. And in the morning, I don't think about what I'm aware because it's all right there in front of me. I'm not digging through my closet trying to find something new. I'm not trying to balance the colors of my outfit. I'm not overthinking like, oh, is this the right vibe? Because no, I only have a few pairs of pants to choose from. I only have a few shirts to choose from. I only have one vibe to choose from. It's the vibe that I pack. That's all I have. And it's so nice to just get dressed in 30 seconds in the morning and then head out for the day. And I like the outfit because it's an outfit that I picked out. It's not like I don't like it. It's an outfit I feel good in. And I don't care if people see me wearing it twice because I'm in a new place, I'm traveling. Like I'm not gonna see the same people twice, most likely. I've grown to love that experience. Those two things have made me come to the conclusion that it might be time for me to really commit [2:44:08] to the idea of dressing in a uniform. Now, let me define what this lifestyle is in my eyes, dressing in a uniform. What does that mean to me? Because I think that could mean something different for everyone. Like Steve Jobs famously had his black turtleneck, blue jeans, in whatever the fuck shoe he was wearing. And that was his look. That was his uniform. Mark Zuckerberg famously is in a gray t-shirt in jeans and a sneaker to each their own. I feel like Steve Jobs owned just 50 black turtlenecks, 50 pairs of jeans, 50 loafers or whatever shoe he would wear. And then like one tuxedo for weddings. You know what I mean? Like I, I think he rarely deviated from that look. I could picture Mark Zuckerberg also wearing his gray t-shirt to a wedding. Like I don't even think he owns a tuxedo. You know what I mean? That's not what I am imagining when it comes to uniform dressing for me. Instead of one outfit, I think of having like, [2:45:08] between three and five. You know, one look for going out at night, like one sleek, hot, cool, fun, going out look. One running errands look, one formal look for like a wedding or whatever. And then maybe a few versatile basics that I can interchange, you know, I can plug in here, plug in there. I also imagine myself using accessories still, you know, switching out the sunglasses, maybe adding a scarf or a beanie every once in a while, maybe having a few different jackets like two, maybe having a few different sweaters like two. It's not going to be so strict that I'm wearing the exact same outfit every single day. There's still going to be some variation, but on paper, there's like three to five outfits and I'm wearing them over and over and over and over and over. [2:46:01] Right? And then the last rule is that it can change and evolve over time. Like every six months to a year, this can change. The uniform can change. I can donate the stuff from the prior uniform and build a new one. I'm not stuck wearing the same thing every single day for 15 years, like Steve Jobs, right? Like that's not gonna work for me. I'm somebody who likes fashion too much to stick with the same uniform for 10 years. I mean, listen, if it happens, it happens, but I'm not making that a rule for myself. Now you might be thinking, Emma, why do you have to make a choice? Why are you making this such a big deal? You can just wear a uniform when you feel like it for a few months and then go back to dressing creatively on a daily basis when you feel like it. Why are you being so rigid about it? Well, because I have this toxic trait of being all or nothing with everything in my life. [2:47:02] with everything in my life. And maybe instead of deciding whether or not I should become a uniform dresser, I should address my toxic trait of being so all-or-nothing with everything. But no, that's much less fun. I'd rather exacerbate my toxic trait and allow myself to indulge in the all or nothing of the uniform dressing. I don't know. I don't know. I think the reason why I want to go all or nothing with this is because if I don't, then I won't get to benefit from the beauty of uniform dressing, which is removing the choice. Like that's the whole beauty of it is you don't have a choice. If all you have in your closet is your uniform, then that's what you're wearing. You see, you can't benefit from this without that mentality. I also just hate a gray area. Like with people in my life, for example, I tend to be all [2:48:01] or nothing. We're either friends or we're not. We're either dating or we're not. I mean, they're doing something 100% or I'm quitting it all together. Like, this is just who I am. I don't know. Again, is it toxic? Probably it sounds kind of toxic when I'm saying it out loud. But this is just who I am in general. But specifically with this concept and lifestyle, ooh, it's even more tempting to do it all or nothing. So let's discuss the pros and cons of dressing in a uniform. By the end of this, maybe you'll decide that you want to start dressing in a uniform. Maybe you're already dressing in a uniform and this episode just further confirms that that's the right lifestyle for you. Maybe you'll decide, no, it's not worth it for me. I don't want to dress in a uniform. Maybe if you're dressing in a uniform, you'll decide, I don't want to dress in a uniform anymore. I actually want to become the blank canvas. Hopefully you come to some conclusions. And hopefully I come to some conclusions. We shall see. [2:49:01] Let's start out with the pros of dressing in uniform. Number one, I I'll say, let's start out with the pros of dressing in uniform. Number one, I can spend almost an hour, I mentioned this earlier, picking out an outfit, dressing in a uniform would save me so much time. Let's say for the sake of math and statistics that it takes me 45 minutes on average to pick out an outfit. Usually I have to pick out an outfit three times a week on the low end. Usually twice during the weekend I have to pick out a cute outfit, whether it's to go hang out with friends or it's to go out to dinner. And then during the week I often have to get dressed for a meeting at least once or maybe get dressed for a podcast interview where I'm on camera. Sometimes I have to pick out an outfit seven times in a week. But for the sake of math, let's say on average three times a week, I have to pick out an outfit. Having a uniform would save me two hours in 15 minutes per week on the low end, nine hours a month, 108 hours per year on the low end. That's a lot of time. [2:50:04] I mean, even two hours and 15 minutes a week, that's kind of a lot of time. You can do a lot in two hours and 15 minutes. So not having to pick out now fit. That saved me a lot of time. You know what else I do a lot? Shopping, mainly online shopping. But also shopping in person. I probably shop for two hours a week. That's again, on the low end. By quitting that, I would save eight hours per month in 96 hours per year. On the low end, that's a lot of time. I would also save time when packing for trips. I travel approximately twice a month and it usually takes me approximately eight hours to pack and I know that that sounds wild, but I'll tell you why. It's because I only pack a carry on. And when I pack for a trip, I have to figure out how to create as many outfits as possible with the least amount of pieces of clothing possible. [2:51:02] So what I usually do is pick out four pairs of pants that all look good with the same one or two pairs of shoes, and then I pick out like four tops that look good with all of those pairs of pants in those one or two pairs of shoes. Does that make sense? It takes me so long because it's a full puzzle. It's such a puzzle. It takes me so long. And I'm also trying to factor in what I'm gonna be doing on the trip. You know, is this trip more casual? I'm just hanging out, not going to fancy restaurants or blah, blah, blah. Great. Then I can create casual outfits. Am I doing a little bit of both? Am I going to some events? Am I going to some fancy restaurants? Okay, well now I need to somehow balance that. You see what I'm saying? So it takes me a long time to pack. I travel approximately twice a month. Okay. I travel a lot. Now listen, I'd probably still need an hour to pack with a uniform because packing just takes a while in general. [2:52:06] But if I had a uniform, I'd save seven hours every time I pack, which would save me 14 hours a month, 168 hours per year. Okay, so now let's add this up. If I had a uniform, I would save approximately 372 hours a year. That's a little bit over an hour a day, which might not seem like a lot, or it might, it just depends on how you look at it. You can do so much in 372 hours. Now, ideally, I would use this time wisely, right? I'd learn a new hobby. I'd get a little bit more work done. I would sleep an extra hour. Is that realistic? I don't know. But it cannot be overlooked that a lot of time would be saved having a uniform. Like, it's very safe to say that, I would say. Now a promising pro is that not putting creative effort into picking out my outfits will [2:53:11] leave more creative juice for other things. You only have so much creative juice in your brain. I don't think of creativity as a never ending supply. I personally run out. I only have so much creative energy. I spend a lot of my creative energy picking out outfits. And don't get me wrong. I enjoy the act of picking out an outfit. I love it. It's like I'm making a little masterpiece every day, even if it doesn't look like a masterpiece to other people because it like, she looks so casual and chill. To me, it's a masterpiece, because I balanced the colors, and it has a specific vibe. And to me, it's a little masterpiece. But I will say it's not the most fulfilling creative endeavor. Like, I'd rather take that energy and make a YouTube video, [2:54:02] like make an interesting YouTube video or learn how to use my camera better so I can take better photos or learn how to play an instrument so I can learn how to play music. Like I don't know, I'd rather use that creative energy to create something that's more satisfying for me. Putting together an outfit is fulfilling to an extent. But doing it on a weekly basis and spending a lot of my creative energy every week doing it, I just, I think it's wasting a lot of my creative juice. And I never thought of it like that because to think of it like that feels like overthinking it. But I'm convinced that I'm wasting creative juice on this. Next, my uniform can evolve over time as my personal style changes. I'm not stuck with one look forever. I can still play around with fashion. It's just going to be on a less consistent basis. Instead of me [2:55:01] getting creative every single time I need to get dressed. Now I'm getting creative every six months to a year and building the perfect uniform for myself. You know, on a daily basis, I can get creative with my accessories. You know, I'm still going to have various accessories that I can play with, different sunglasses, maybe a few different purses. You know, it's not gonna be exact. There'll still be a little bit of choice, maybe. I don't know. I think it's a pro that there is still some room to play. It's just not as frequent. And to build off of that, I can still enjoy the art of fashion just in a different way. Like in between uniform switches, I can continue to study clothes, as I always do, but it'll serve a different purpose. You know, normally I'm studying clothes because I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to wear tomorrow. You know, I'm online making mood boards this and that constantly trying to reinvent myself. But if I'm uniform dressing, then [2:56:04] I'm studying fashion in between uniform switches to try to figure out what my next uniform is going to be. Does that make sense? But I still get to enjoy studying fashion and there's still a purpose to it. It's just not as immediate. And I think that's actually going to force me to be a better consumer of fashion because I'm only going to buy things that I've heavily thought about. Instead of, you know, making a mood board and getting super excited about a certain trend or idea and then immediately going out and buying it, I'm going to have to marinate in the idea of a certain thing before I go out and buy it because I have to wait for my next uniform switch. You know, I also think that I genuinely enjoy the project that would be building my uniform from conceiving the uniform deciding what it is to going and finding [2:57:02] the perfect pieces like let's say my uniform is white t-shirt blue jeans okay very obvious example going out and finding the perfect pair of blue jeans going out and finding the perfect white t-shirt like that's a fun project I think I would enjoy that experience and also on top of that, this is maybe a more niche sort of element of all this. But when I go to fashion shows, fashion events, red carpet events, etc. I work with my stylist, Jared, and he goes in basically rents clothing for these events. That could be an opportunity for me to play around because those clothes are ultimately given back, right? They're not committed to my closet. They're not taking up space in my closet. I still have room to play when I go to events. So that's kind of cool too, [2:58:00] because fashion is still involved in my life in that way. So I can play around then, you know. And that doesn't happen very often. I go to fashion events every few months. You know, I do red carpet events every few months. It's not like I do that very often. But when I do, I'll be able to enjoy that experience knowing that I can give everything back.