The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together and a lot to cover today, we’ve got 2 great guests coming on today.
We’re our old friends, John Schlafly and Todd Bensman in just a few moments, Bensman has an update from the border. Very important for us to hear about and John Schlafly’s column is controversial. He’s taking on the transgender issue and he’s got a lot to say, so that’ll be great.
But first, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, what you need to know, what’s today’s WYNK? What’s today’s WYNK is – Give peace a chance. Kansas City. Kansas City, MO, is the scene now of the developing effort by the media and by pathetic loser leaders to exploit every hot button issue under the sun. Or maybe the hottest of hot button issues, which is race and try to drive the city into turmoil.
Now let me tell you, let me give you some perspective and it’s important. I was there when Ferguson happened in Missouri. I was, I happened to be chairman of the Republican Party of Missouri At the time. And and when Michael Brown died after attacking the police officer. He died after attacking the police officer, having robbed a local store. The tragedy was a young man died and the tragedy was the young man had been failed by the systems, the education system, the family structure, whatever, it was a tragedy there. The death of a young man is never a good thing. But it wasn’t murdered by a cop. It was not something that was wrong done by the cop. It was. It was a tragedy. In fact, it was a tragedy on all kinds of levels. But then the national entities, the national players in a preview of what happened in 2020. They came to town and they burned Ferguson. And CNN covered it breathlessly. Don Lemon was in town, and Anderson Cooper came and all the coverage was breathless. Ohh my gosh, look at this. It’s racial rioting. It was, you know, I I I this is not fair ’cause I wasn’t around at the time, but I’ll just go ahead and venture a guess. It feels to me like the rioting in the 1960s at least was related to a sense that African Americans were stuck in a in systems that were that were exploiting them. The Democrat Party was racist. The systems, there was still segregation.
But in 20 – in the year 2010 to 20, what? Was Ferguson 2013? And 2020 and today in Kansas City, it’s not about. This is not about real righteous anger and real principled reform. And the idea that in Kansas City you’re watching the usual suspects – the terrible race baiting, pathetic people and the media – I repeat myself – leading an effort to get this, again, a tragedy. Whatever the the, the reality of what the old man was thinking when he shot the young man who was coming through the front door, whatever the young man was thinking, I don’t think he was a bad guy at all. Like whatever the mistake was, it’s a tragedy. But don’t burn down Kansas City. Don’t call it a racism thing. Don’t make this into something it’s not and pretend. That you care about the people. If you want to address the problems. In this country. A special, especially if you think it’s about race, go to the teachers unions, go to the teachers unions and go to the cities that don’t enforce the law and protect the people. Don’t go to a neighborhood now in Kansas City and exploit the media’s desire for clickbait. And social media’s desire to manipulate. And these pathetic race baiting lawyers and activists who will come and say just enough. To allow. Rioting and to encourage the the the sending in of the Antifa types and others.
Give peace a chance. Kansas City.
There are some leaders in Kansas City. African American and and liberal Democrats that I know. I lived there. I worked there. There’s some leaders of quality. Listen to them. Find ways for the the constructive reform that stops people from making these mistakes.
But don’t burn and don’t exploit and don’t divide and don’t hate. Peace, and and real peace and change and mourning and. I’m not saying that. I’m not saying I’m happy about any of it. But I’m watching. I’m watching people, maybe not the exact same people, but some of them are exact same people. Who exploited Ferguson. Who and and and destroyed businesses and homes and and millions and millions of dollars. And people that exploited Washington, DC and other cities in 2020. For what? Political gain. And watch this fool and the fool White House. If he does this wrong and just divides.
Peace. Peace. That’s what you need to know.
We’ll take a break break. Take. Excuse me. We’ll take a break and be right back with John Schlafly. It’s Ed Martin here on The Pro America Report, back in a moment.