The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. I hope everybody had a great weekend.
It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And lots to cover today. Lots to cover. We’ll get to all that and a lot more. I hope you had a great weekend. Boy, there’s some baseball going on. There is some baseball going on and watching those Atlanta Braves beat up on the Dodgers. It’s such close games. It’s amazing to watch so tough losses. We’ll see what happens going forward.
Okay. A couple of things first, let me say I have a great friend, Woody Woodrum of San Diego. Woody and his wife, Donna, are great friends, and Woody had surgery on his knee. He was a longtime submarine man, and his knees went bad on him, and he’s now, he’s not retired. He’s never retired. But he’s now in his, I guess, 60s or so maybe around there and he had to get his knees replaced. He got one replaced a few months ago. It went great, second one replaced, some complications. He had to spend an extra day or two in the hospital. He’s home. We just offer our best to Woody Woodrum, great guy, great organizer, great patriot. So get well, Woody, I hope you’re doing better and better. We’re praying for you. So I want to cover that. All right.
Here’s something I want to mention. Here’s What You Need to Know today. We are watching and sorry about my voice. By the way, I’ve got a little bit of a, I don’t think it’s allergies, the weather is changing, and I think my allergies are kicking in.
But more and more, there is a funny thing that happens regularly now, and that is when something bad happens in the world. You have the coverage of it will be skewed as to who the perpetrator is. If the perpetrator of, let’s say, a crime or a murder or something is of a certain type.
Now, what do I mean? Well, in England, last week Horrendous tragedy, Horrendous, where a member of Parliament was killed and I think it was stabbed to death. Actually, I’m happy I don’t know the details, but it’s a terrible tragedy. And I’m happy that I don’t know the name of the murderer. I think it’s a terrible thing to have these killings. And I prefer that we not spend our time necessarily making people feel like they know who did these things. But the murder that happened, it turns out that the killer was a Muslim Islamic convert, and that is left out of the stories. You have to sort of dig through the stories and you have to kind of track it down to find that out.
Now, why is that important? Well, it’s important because there’s also at the same time, there is a statistic out that the people who live in, I guess, the UK, United Kingdom, have, let me get the phrasing right. People who are born in the United Kingdom now, people who are born in the United Kingdom. Currently, the statistics are that they are not replacing themselves in terms of birth rate. But the birth rate of immigrants to the UK is higher, is increasing. So you say, Well, that’s not terrible, is it? What’s the deal if the people in a place aren’t going to replace to have a replacement and their birth rates are going down? Well, you got to have some people welcome. And there’s a theory to that. The question is, who’s coming into your country? who’s coming into your country?
And are they assimilating?
And I’ll never forget it was years ago. Now, three or four or five years, the beheading of a British military man in a section of town in London that was dominated by Muslims, it was murder. Now, I’m not spending my time here getting into a debate on Islam, except to say it seems pretty clear that aspects of Islam are not compatible with aspects of life in the UK. And that may be controversial for some, but I think that’s true. And what’s happened in Europe, especially is an influx of immigrants with little control over whether they will assimilate, meaning they’ll become a part of the community they are in. And this is becoming a growing problem all over Europe. A significant problem you’re transforming. In fact, I have a friend of mine. He’s an Italian National. He lives in the States, but he says, look, Europe is over. He said it’s becoming Islamified, he said, could there be something else? Maybe he said, maybe there could be a renewal or something. But he said right now it’s just becoming an Islamic Europe over time, it’s not happening today, but that’s happening.
And the transformation and the question the British have said, this is a terrorist attack. Their member of Parliament killed. And you’ll see coverage. I just looked at Politico, oh, should members of Parliament have meetings in their towns because of danger? No mention of the Islamic attack, the Islamic nature of the attack, no mention of that. It’s just suddenly safety. Is it safety?
What should we worry about? Everybody? It’s not everybody. But here’s where I want to, here’s What You Need to Know.
The number one issue in this country right now, Number one, I think I put it ahead of the economy. I even put it ahead of the health, freedom, incursions intrusions. Is this immigration question. If you go and read and I encourage you to do it if you go and read, I’m looking on my bookshelf to see if I can find it. Lay my hands on it right away.
If you read Todd Bensman’s book, it’s not just about the immigration problem, it’s about the threat of terrorism because of the immigration problem. In other words, if you don’t control your borders, you are guaranteeing not just an immigration problem. You’re guaranteeing a terrorism problem.
And so it’s not just the refugees that came from Afghanistan that weren’t vetted that got on the planes. It’s not just the fact that there were all these examples that Todd Bensman said of people coming through the border with a watch list, on the terrorist watch list. Those are all important details. But the real overarching question is what happens when you have a border that no one is controlling, coming in access and the people are flowing into the country. Inevitably, people are coming into this country, then, who are not assimilating. And what you need to know is the failure to assimilate is not just by choice. Sometimes it’s by choice. In other words, sometimes there’s people that say, I’m coming there to be against America. But sometimes it’s just coming to America.
And if we had a vibrant America with institutions that worked – public education, our churches, that educated people about America, newcomers to America, we would have a better chance and a higher rate of assimilating people. There it is, into our country, America’s Covert Border War, by Todd Bensman. It’s on the top of my shelf right now. It’s on the top of a book on Hungary and the politics of Hungary because they’re facing the same fight. So is Poland. So are other places.
But the issue. What you need to know is immigration is not just a crime problem. There is a crime problem, drugs, sex trafficking, horrendous stuff, all kinds of other issues.
But it is truly a national security issue, precisely because I guess I don’t know if I mean this, but I could say it like this. If you wanted to in 1950 and you let people through the border, they had a really good chance in the next ten or 15 years of being assimilated. Some didn’t. Some came in and stayed anti-American or became anti-American or became Communist, or they were Communist agents. Maybe.
But today you come into America and the institutions, public education, the media, big tech, the churches are all actually actively not assimilating Americans because they want to say they don’t like America. They want to say they don’t like America’s found and even the institutions like our justice system appear again. I often say still better than the rest of the world, but they appear rigged and broken and fixed, rigged. I guess it’s the same word in favor of the wealthy and the powerful and the politically correct. The politically connected, the politically correct and the politically connected now overlap completely. It’s 100%. In order to be politically connected, you have to be politically correct, be politically incorrect and see if you can stay politically connected. It’s not possible.
So what you need to know right now is the immigration question. Refugees from Afghanistan and other parts of the world, Haiti, they’re sending a bunch and then especially the unchecked, uncontrolled surge through our borders. This is a problem. It’s not just the Somalis in Minnesota, where there’s real questions about how they’re assimilating and violence and all. It’s all across the country. It’s in every neighborhood, every town, every country. Excuse me, every county, every state. It’s an issue that we have to face. And the more people are distracted by the next crisis on to the next thing, the worse it is for us.
All right. We got to take a break. When we come back, we’ve got a lot more. It’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report. Don’t forget. Visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com. Sign up for our daily email and a lot more.
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