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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And we have a lot to cover. Thank you for tuning in. Don’t forget, please visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com and get signed up for our daily email. What you need to know, what you need to know, the Daily WYNK What you need to know comes into your inbox 08:00 East Coast Time 05:00 A.m. Pacific time, and everywhere in between and the mountains or in the Midwest.
And there’s a lot in there, a lot of links, lots of things to cover. And we’ll kind of cut to the chase. All right. So there’s a million things going on, right? General Milley is being defended now by people when it seems like it’s almost indefensible what he was doing, but a lot of the details we don’t know. I did see Karl Rove on Fox News, and Karl Rove said, “Well, I don’t really trust Woodward.” Now that’s my experience. I think I just don’t believe him.
But I had a long conversation, I think it was yesterday’s program, with Ron Kessler, who was a reporter at The Washington Post back in the day with Woodward. And he said he’ll make some mistakes. He’ll have some things off. But generally he is telling you what is going on. So we’ll see if more comes out about that.
And of course, Afghanistan is a disaster. We’ve got a big news out of the UK and Australia, America’s signed a deal to give Australia some nuclear subs so they can be more… protect themselves better.
And as I said in an interview I did, it’s totally, totally, wonderfully, predictable, if you put America first, that you think that in the world, the biggest threat is the Communist Chinese regime. So helping Australia be stronger is just smart. So I like that move and selling them a bunch of nuclear powered submarines is really smart. So that’s all good from where I sit.
But let me get to today’s what you need to know. What you need to know today is that there is an epidemic, an epidemic of fear in this country. What are we afraid of? Well, we’re afraid of a million things a day. We’re afraid of inflation, we’re afraid of the COVID, we’re afraid of China, we’re afraid of drug overdoses. We’re afraid afraid of afraid of afraid of.
And what I want to say is it doesn’t matter how so many Americans became afraid, you know, and I’m not saying that you’re sitting around totally paralyzed by fear. But I am saying that a lot of people have fear in their lives that impact them a lot. It’s not… everybody’s got some fears, right? They worry about this or they worry about that and you just kind of move on.
But we have an epidemic here where fear is really driving people to an unhealthy spot. And I hate to sound like FDR. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” is the famous phrase he said. But I do want to underscore the epidemic of fear – we have to take it on. We have to take it head on.
Because if you’re so afraid of Covid, you’re afraid of the virus or you’re afraid of the vaccine or you’re afraid of the treatment or you’re afraid of this, or afraid of that. You’re afraid of the liars in the government. You’re afraid of liars in healthcare. You’re afraid of liars in Pharma. You’re afraid of liars on TV, you’re afraid of liars, liars, liars under your bed.
It makes you crazy. And we have to put that aside. And I’ve been reading about this. I’ve been reading my Bible, and I’ve been reading and reflecting on this. We have to put it all aside, and we have to realize that it doesn’t mean you don’t have things to worry about. Concerns, projects you got to do better, ways to think about it.
But we have to try to get peace in our lives, peace in our hearts. And one of the number one things you can do is if you want to give peace a chance again, I’m echoing John Lennon. If you want to give peace a chance, you’ve got to shut down, you’ve got to shut down the narrative machine.
And by that, I don’t mean you got to beat the narrative machine. You know, guys like me and others are trying to beat the narrative machine and give you the truth, but you have to shut it down. What do I mean? You have to take three steps and three steps, both in terms of your understanding and feeling, and then, very specifically, your physical conduct.
Okay, you ready for the three steps? One, cut yourself off from Big tech. Cut yourself off. Put the smartphone away. Put it in the car. I leave my smartphone in the car a lot of times when I go into my home at the end of the day so that I can’t look at it. And I have a stupid, smart watch. I have to take that off sometimes because I’ll end up looking at that.
So cut yourself off from Big tech. Close your laptop, read a physical book instead of a Kindle Break that big tech dominance. And, of course, take a break. Take a break from Facebook and Twitter and social media. All of those things are in a very sophisticated way, trapping you. And you got to break that. So that’s number one, the big first step.
Second, same deal. Very similar. Step away from big media. Believe me, when I tell you all the media is lying and they’re not lying because… let me say it better. All big media is lying to distract you, to cause you anxiety. And they’re telling you why… by lying what I mean is they’re telling you one half of the story, one side of the story, so you’ll be agitated.
And so you have to step away from big media. And you have to step away, and as you step away, you have to say, I don’t believe them. I had a spiritual director, a spiritual mentor, who used to say to me, and it was, I think he gleaned it from Norman Vincent Peale. I think in the Power of Positive Thinking.
This was one of his tools is when you get up in the morning, the first thing you do before you start anything else you say, I believe. I believe in your faith. You’re talking about your faith and saying out loud, I believe has a value, it kind of shapes you and moves you in a direction. Well, when it comes to big media, you have to say, I disbelieve. I don’t believe any of them, including Fox. I don’t believe any because their business model demands agitation.
So number one, step away from big tech. Turn it off. Number two, disbelieve big media and number three distrust big government. And by big government, I don’t mean necessarily your local government. You may not trust your school board, but you can at least figure that out. You may not trust your Sheriff, but you can figure that out. You don’t have the time or energy, and you have too much against you (Big media, big tech) to figure out how big government’s lying. So just disbelieve it.
Just distrust it. Distrust it. That’s a better word. Forget disbelieving, distrust it. So your starting point is not trust and verify, it’s verify then trust. That’s the pivot. And if you can do this, you’ll have a better chance of eliminating or limiting fear in your life.
And I have to tell you, if you feel pretty good, if you have peace, if you’re able to kind of get yourself there, I want you to think about around you, the people around you who have a lot of fear in their lives. Senior citizens have been just beaten down by the message that Covid is a threat. And you can say it was all lies and it was deceiving and all. It doesn’t matter how we got here. It matters to describe where we are.
Our children after a year and a half of this feel like they’re buffeted by forces they don’t understand. And we need to protect them. We need to acknowledge their fears. So that’s one of the things that at the heart of this right now. Same thing, by the way, with people that are unvaccinated, that the President of the United States calls them a threat? Most of those people, they’re just saying they’re saying I don’t trust you. I don’t know. Why are you attacking me? Why are you targeting me? That’s the word someone used in an interview.
So the fear of what’s happening is just seizing people. It’s taunting people. It’s terrifying people. And we have to take very specific steps to stop it. Stop it. So as I said, step back from big tech, disbelieve big media and distrust, distrust and verify, not trust and verify. Verify then trust – all a big government. It’s a big deal. It’s a big moment.
But I’m watching this. I’m looking at the California recall data. I’m looking at what’s happening, and everybody says, “oh, I don’t trust the government. I don’t trust Biden. I don’t… wrong track is in…” the wrong track numbers are huge, and people believe it’s on the wrong track. And yet people are afraid in lots of ways that I don’t think we’re yet acknowledging. They’re afraid for their kids, they’re afraid for their health, they’re afraid for the future, they’re afraid for the Republic.
And all that fear is a corrosive, has a corrosive effect on people on human beings. So do your best. First to recognize that around us… Maybe you have a great spirit of peace, but maybe you don’t. Maybe you have to work on it. I know I do. I get anxious. I get worried. I get concerned. I get fearful of the future. How are we going to stop this?
What are we going to do to make it better? So the first thing is recognize the fear around us and empathize with people who are going through this and find common ground. But ultimately, the most corrosive element, the most devastating element, the worst thing that’s going on is the narrative machine.
Big tech – step away from it.
Big media – disbelieve it. You have permission to disbelieve it.
And big government – distrust it and go from there.
All right, everybody, I got to take a break and we come back. Ed Martin, we got a lot more today. Don’t forget to visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com. Be back in a moment.