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 today. We have a wonderful and important program. I need you to listen to every aspect of it. There will be four segments, as usual. The first one is the What You Need to Know, which you’re in right now. The WYNK, The Daily WYNK, What You Need to Know. You can go over to ProAmericaReport.com, sign up for the daily email that encapsulates the Daily WYNK.
What is The Daily WYNK? It’s what you need to know today. Something perhaps that they’re not telling you with the powers that be in the narrative machine. But it’s something you want to remember and think about and tell your friends about. And it’s important.
The second and third segments will be interviews. We’ll talk in a few moments with Ted Malloch.
The great Ted Malloch. Dr. Ted Malloch is a very successful businessman. He’s a successful author. He’s a professor. He’s just been a great, successful American and he has a piece over at American Greatness. That alludes to the fact that Covid and the great lockdown and the great mess up and the great reset and the great replacement and everything that’s happened. None of it’s been great. It’s been great, meaning huge and massive and intrusive. All that has at least one root cause that needs to be investigated and identified specifically. Or perhaps we can find out to minimize our feelings about it, and that is China, the Communist Chinese Party.
Our second interview will be with Neil Munro, who is an editor, senior editor, as well as a writer over at Breitbart.com. He’s got a piece up about the border, if you can believe it. Even the United Nations – even the United Nations is condemning Joe Biden’s policies at the border. You know, if you’re Joe Biden and you’re a Democrat and you’ve lost the UN I don’t know how you can keep going. But we’ll find out, all right, but first, what you need to know.
The Daily WYNK. Just let me walk you through this. There’s lots of things we could talk about, right? They want us to talk about the shooting in Chicago. A mentally ill, deranged, lunatic, terrible looking person killed some people. I don’t know why we can’t get control over bad people in our community. This person was known to the FBI. Again, I don’t know. I mean, they want us to talk about that. They want us to talk about it, and I will talk about it this week. They want us to talk about the incredible injustice of inflation. We’ll talk about that this week, but not today. I could spend my time talking about the great Independence Day celebrations and all I saw and wonderful things and all.
But instead, what you need to know today is as I sat on Monday on the 4th of July and I watched fireworks go off, I was taken by the beauty of it. I live in a small town, and the town has a great effort. They take a great effort, spend a bunch of money, and they have a great celebration. It’s really great.
I love fireworks. I love the feeling of being there. I love the bugs. I hate the bugs. But I love the idea of the bugs. I love the idea of people and having their drinks and all, and too many cars parked on too many lawns. And I had to park our minivan on a sort of side corner of the side of the road. It was crazy fun.
Good, joyful fun.
And as I was watching this, I was struck by how many people are using their smartphones to take videos. And I took a few myself. And the adjustment initially when we all started was when you started to videotape some portion, it made that your light go on, your video light go on you to mute that, because it was really annoying. But I did also notice around me lots of young people with smartphones, including at least one or two of my children, and they’re not allowed to have TikTok, my kids, but everybody else does. Everybody uses it incessantly. TikTok is amazingly popular.
And what you need to know is what kind of serious nation, America says we are, allows the Chinese communist regime to install onto the phones of tens of millions of children, young people, let’s sayyoung people, parents have to allow the children to install it, I suppose, when they’re under age. But we’re talking about 10, 20, 30, 40 million people have TikTok. Let’s just say more.
I don’t know how many users it has, but many, many millions are young people. And so the people who control TikTok, the communist regime in China, have the ability, as I’ve said, over and over again, to shape who we are and what we believe and what people see, and therefore what they know and what they believe.
And over the weekend, what you need to know was a lengthy piece. I didn’t think it was a very well done piece in The Wall Street Journal, but a lengthy piece which remained on the most popular viewed stories on Wall Street Journal. When you go to The Wall Street Journal app, you can look at what’s the most popular. This one remained in the top three all weekend, since it was posted. And the story was about how the big tech companies, how pornography is presented to people, especially young people, through the technology.
And what the story was lacking, in my opinion, other than it was a description of the problem, which is an epidemic of people viewing pornography. But then what was missing was a deeper analysis of how the people who are producing the content are doing it with neuroscience, not guessing. And so while the reporter for The Wall Street Journal did highlight the reality, the fact that there is a relationship in the neuroscience to dopamine and pleasure and all this kind of stuff. And so pornography, when they did reviews of brain scans of people who were looking at pornography, they did see the dopamine spikes and all that. What they didn’t talk about was how the people who are selling this stuff and producing this stuff and making it available to other people are doing it with neuroscience, not guessing. They’re not guessing what might be a good jingle, like it’s 1954 and you’re trying to figure out how to do a jingle that will appear in an advertisement on the radio or TV.
No, they’re using neuroscience to figure out how to change and warp, in my opinion, warp people’s brains. Which brings me back to the Chinese.
The Chinese Communists have shown a willingness, in fact, a penchant for the long play. They don’t necessarily invade Peru. They just give Peru lots and lots of money to build roads and bridges and airfields, and then they kind of own part of it, right? And so here, in a few minutes, if you read Ted Malloch’s piece, he says basically, among other things, China is the source of Covid. He’s sure, whether accidental or intentional. He’s a little less specific or less convinced he knows the answer, but he says it clearly came from China. The Wuhan lab, the Wuhan wet lab, whatever it is. I don’t think he comes to a conclusion because he says we don’t know and we should get to the bottom of it. A serious democracy, not a serious, a serious nation, a serious organization, entity, serious people would get to the bottom of it, and we’re not doing that. And he argues in his piece that we’ll do it in the US. House and Senate, maybe in the fall or in the next year if there’s a change of leadership. But back to my point.
What you need to know is you take TikTok, you take other forces within the Internet, big tech and big media, and you say to yourself, Covid, how China handled Covid. The rest of the world was demanding, forcing, transparency, interdependence.
China didn’t. China didn’t do any of that. They never do. And here’s my point. More and more serious people are pointing out again and again the power of the Chinese Communist regime, contrasting ours and the impact of not paying attention to who our real enemy is. If you want to be sweet, you can call this a rivalry.
But if you want to be real, what you need to know is China and the Communist regime specifically is our enemy.
And while we have lots of other distractions presented to us, and many of them real I’m not saying any of these are not real.
The shooting is real. Inflation is real. War in Ukraine, real. I’m not sure if some of our decisions about the war in Ukraine have been smart, but the fact is there are lots of distractions, and then there’s China.
And we’re not even taking the basics. We’re not even doing the basic steps to recognize, to act like we know there’s a threat there. I mean, remember Trump tried to ban TikTok, right? He tried to and it was kind of pushed back. We’ve had talk of big tech, of censoring big tech or management, not censoring, of stopping the censorship by big tech of conservatives, but finding ways to regulate it, understand it. And yet tik tok again with tens of millions of users, many of them young, being shaped not by guessing, but by neuroscience.
And on 4th of July, as I watched a kid take a tik tok of himself at the 4th of July with the fireworks, or right before the fireworks started, I thought, think about this, think about how dumb we are in this country. That we’re not willing to have the upfront discussion and leadership to stop this.
It’s breathtaking and it’s really dumb. It’s really dumb. Alright, that’s what you need to know.
Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.