The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. We’ve got a bunch to cover. Just before we get on the program, Jussie Smollett was convicted of, I think, five out of six of the charges for lying about that race hoax up in Chicago. We’ll talk about that in a moment.
Also, I have some more details. I started to tell you all about that tweet from JD Vance, the candidate for US Senate, and JD Vance tweeted about how Ohio State University has an incredible number of diversity officers, diversity bureaucrats, whose job it is to go around, I guess Ohio State University, and make sure everybody is diverse. And so we’ll talk about that and a lot more.
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In fact, today’s WYNK went out and it included reference to Pat Buchanan’s column. And I referenced Pat Buchanan’s column and his clarity on international affairs that’s going on about 50 years. He’s been writing and commentating on international affairs and kind of the America First agenda. And I’ll be darned, Pat Buchanan gets the Daily WYNK. And so he replied to my email, the WYNK that went out this morning, email went out 08:00 A.m. East Coast Time, Pat Buchanan wrote and said, thanks for the kind words, Ed. I hope you’re doing well. So that’s very cool. Pat Buchanan was very close with the late Phyllis Schlafly. So very cool to catch that.
I mentioned JD Vance retweeted, a man named Mark Perry. Mark Perry is an economics professor and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. And he wrote this: “Ohio State has an army of 132 diverseocrats. Those are bureaucrats whose focus is diversity at an average of $77,000 and a total estimated payroll cost of $13.4 million.” Now the cool thing about this, a couple of things. One: I love when we have people who get the public information. You know, OpenTheBooks.com is so good at this, Adam Andrzejewski, and get this stuff and lay it out for us so we can see it. The transparency is so cool to actually see what’s going on. And so that’s one thing about I just love the idea that we got this.
The second thing is think about what that means. Think about 132 people all different ages, right? Probably many of them young with a good job, $77,000 a year. You’re working at a College campus, which means you do work some funny hours. Sometimes you’ll have evening hours, but you get a lot of breaks and a lot of holidays and a lot of summer. You know you don’t exactly… when you think of people who are overworked and burned out, there may be intense examples. The guy who’s a professor trying to get tenure or the staffer who overworks because they just love doing it. There’s always examples of that. But in general, University life is pretty good living.
And so you have a situation where the people are getting a great salary. And by the way, the Ohio State University is a public university. It’s not going anywhere. It’s not like you’re working for Yak Yak State, a privately funded school that if it messes up its enrollment, that suddenly you lose your job. Nobody’s getting… there’s not a lot of layoffs at a university. Now, I guess I should take that back. There may be times where it ebbs and flows a little bit, but in general, you have job security and tuition benefits and healthcare benefits. And all you have to do is be someone who spends your time talking about diversity. And in fact, all you really have to do is buy into the sort of woke culture, on feminism, on racism, on transgenderism, all that’s all you have to do.
It’s an amazing thing which brings us to the story of the day and what you need to know. Jussie Smollett, what happened to this guy, right? What happened to him and what happened to him was he thought somewhat accurately that if he played the standard cards that are so commonly played, the diversity cards, right? He’s gay, he’s black, he’s Liberal, he’s aggrieved. And he played those cards with the hoax he engineered that he would get more famous, that he would get more attention, that he would get… He might get a statue like George Floyd.
George Floyd was not a successful man. Nobody deserves to die. He was doing drugs and other things. But he wasn’t successful. No one should be saying, grow up and be George Floyd. And Jussie Smollett was saying, Look, I’m already an actor. I’ve already got some money and fame. I could be even more famous. And when I go out and do this hoax, I will get – if I do it right, and I think I can – I’ll get LeBron James to call me a hero and Oprah Winfrey to call me a hero and Don Lemon to get my cell And what do you need, hang on!
Jussie Smollett’s hoax, which he’s now been convicted for – lying to the police and other things about it – is the perfect example of what you get when you build a culture, a society, a chunk of it around, rewarding what? Victimhood. Some people can be famous for inventing something, getting a patent, writing a book, being a screenwriter, doing something… or in the culture we’re in right now, you can get really famous and really rich if you can be a victim, the right kind of victim. You got to be the right kind of victim. You can’t be Kyle Rittenhouse. You can’t be the Covington kids.
No, you’ve got to be the right kind of victim in the sweet spot. And here’s the exciting thing. Jussie Smollett was convicted. He lost. He got caught. He’s not a hero. One of these, well, I guess I’ll say it… George Floyd. If George Floyd hadn’t died and maybe he was only hurt. And it turned out that George Floyd wasn’t a nice guy and was a part of the problem. You’d say, okay, but let’s not make it all about him. Let’s move on to something else.
But if you do it right, you can be lionized and wealthy based on playing the victim cards right. Playing the card right. Back to my point, Jussie Smollett lost. And Kyle Rittenhouse won. And the Covington kids won. And you have to say to yourself, could we possibly maybe get this culture of victimhood on the run? So people think, hey, if I’m a victim, I need some help. I need to get out. I need a break. But not if I become a victim. Make myself a victim. Claim myself a victim. I can do better.
That’s rotten for people. People don’t want it, shouldn’t want to be victims, shouldn’t need to be victims to be successes. All right, that’s all I got. It’s what you need to know, we will be back in a moment, Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report. We’ll be right back.