What You Need to Know is that the Israel Hamas war will be the most televised war in history, so it is more important than ever to distrust then verify everything that you see! Israel’s retaliation will be dramatically televised, and the narrative machine will try to spin up images and videos in a way that benefits them. That’s why it’s important to be a citizen journalist and be your own fact-checker, to sift through the narrative machine’s fake news.
Kenneth Rapoza, business journalist and analyst at the Coalition for Prosperous America, which represents American manufacturers and producers, joins Ed to discuss the growth and dominance of the Chinese economy. Kenneth discusses with Ed the recent Department of Defense report on the growth of the Chinese military and what this means for the geopolitical future. Kenneth also details how American financial institutions, like Blackrock and Vanguard, have deeply tied themselves to the Chinese economy through investment.
Cheryl Chumley is the Online Opinion Editor at the Washington Times, host of the ‘Bold and Blunt’ podcast, and author of multiple books. She joins Ed to discuss how Speaker Mike Johnson is a true Christian conservative that is willing to stand up for conservative values. Speaker Johnson is willing to clearly and boldly set the agenda in the House of Representatives, which will motivate conservatives to keep up the fight going into 2024.
Wrap Up: Phyllis Schlafly wrote frequently about the importance of military superiority. She often spoke about strategic balance: how should we balance our military proliferation and diplomatic involvement with our potential enemies? Answering these questions today is incredibly important in the face of China’s growing military.