The following is a transcript of the first segment of the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And it is time to go ahead and talk about some important issues and hopefully have some fun.
It also let’s you see these great interviews we’re having, so many great interviews. So great to be with you, and another extraordinary time in our country. and we will in a few moments with Alex Newman, the plan for the IMF, the International Monetary Fund, along with our Treasury Department, to work with other nations to print close to a trillion dollars of funny money, a new kind of currency meant to help slow inflation maybe. But also, Alex Newman will tell you about how it’s a threat to our sovereignty.
And we’ll also talk with John Schlafly. I’m going to ask him about the subject that I’m going to talk about with you now and is today’s what you need to know about the All Star Game and political correctness.
But let me first say it’s fun. It should be fun for you all when you hear things on this program and you then hear them percolating out in the world. It is months ago now, probably six months ago soon, right soon now.
It must have been when he was out of office. So five months ago I said, you know, maybe the move for Donald Trump is to be Speaker of the House because to be Speaker of the House, you need not be elected to the US House of Representatives at all.
It can be anyone they want. And I know this is confirmed. It’s been looked at by all kinds of lawyers. The Constitution does not require that the Speaker of the House be a sitting member of any of the bodies. I think it has to be an American citizen, likely it does because the person is the third in line for the presidency after the Vice President. So President, Vice President, Speaker of the House.
And I said that because two reasons, one wouldn’t it be fun to see Pelosi have to hand off the gavel to Trump and him be in charge of the budget and filing bills and all. But more important in a certain sense is that I believe you’re going to have a problem in 2022.
Even though it feels like everybody’s upset about the direction of the country under Joe Biden, I think you’re going to have trouble getting people MAGA to vote without Trump on the ballot. They’re going to find lots of reasons to be – not the whole group.
If I’ve said this to you all before, if you imagine that 75% excuse me, that 100% of voters who would vote for Trump, 75% of them are old fashioned Republicans. They’re always going to vote Republican, and they do.
The other 25% are new MAGA, MAGAmerica. And you don’t have to get MAGAmerica to sit out, they won’t sit out, 25% of them aren’t going to sit out. But if just a couple percent, then you lose.
So I think Trump saying he’ll be Speaker gives everybody a reason to vote, including MAGAmerica. We’ll see. But now that’s all over the place. People are talking about it all the time. So there you have it. Tune in here and you’ll hear what’s ahead of the curve.
Now I’m going to probably get in a little bit of trouble. But I’m going to say this as carefully as I can. When the African American, very African American centric…
Let’s say it that way, African American Stephen A. Smith for ESPN – he’s a very opinionated guy. He’s very successful. He’s a very good communicator. He does these rants and raves and he goes on and he takes on people.
He takes on black and white. He takes on powerful and not powerful. He takes on everybody. He he’s got a lot of personality, as we’d say, my grandfather might say.
And Stephen A. Smith, on Monday night, around the time that they were covering the Home Run Derby and some of the runup, he commented that he thought it was not appropriate that’s Shohei Ohteni, the famous Japanese American pitcher and hitter for the Anaheim Angels, the California Angels.
They used to be the California Angels. They’re now the Anaheim Angels.
And Stephen A. Smith, an African American man said, I really think it would be better if the guy had no interpreter. He should be in America, should be speaking English by now. He’s been here a few years. He could learn the language.
Why not? He’s making tens of millions of dollars. Well, the woke police got all over Stephen A. Smith, and not only did he apologize, he said because of all the violence that’s been happening against Asians, that he didn’t mean to offend anyone. And he apologized, which is crazy.
Here’s the thing. Here’s what you need to know. We got to have more confidence in America over the years. We’ve always said English is our language, and we’ve always demanded that people maybe demand is the wrong word.
We always expected that people would learn English. You think of the immigrant experiences of any immigrant community. They don’t want their kids to speak their native language forever. Sometimes they want them to speak it as a way to treasure it.
But the stories are kind of commonplace about German or Italian or Mexican American families that come, and they want their kids to speak English to succeed.
And the point here is it is a privilege to play baseball in America and for foreign nationals to come, it’s a double privilege. If you try to go… If you went to Japan right now and you tried to fill the team in Japan of more than the allotted number of foreign players, you wouldn’t be allowed to. Same thing in Italy, especially same thing in soccer.
We had a lot of coverage of the soccer in the last few weeks. You’re not allowed to have 27 players from other Nations on your soccer and your basketball team, but baseball team… Actually, now that not I’m saying that I wonder about soccer. I’m not sure what the rules are in soccer. I know it’s not.
Maybe maybe I’m getting that one wrong, at least on some of the leagues, but on baseball and especially in basketball, because when you see the basketball teams in Italy, they’ll have one American, 2 Americans, maybe tops, and the rest have to be Italians.
Why? Because it’s an Italian League. And there’s actually been people that have made an argument for a long time that, “Hey, shouldn’t the American baseball business be for Americans first?” I’m not going that far right now.
I am saying, However, when you benefit to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, it doesn’t seem like that big a threat to ask you to learn the language.
And the idea that Stephen A. Smith had to apologize, it’s hard to get Stephen A. Smith to apologize. He’s offended people before, and he doesn’t usually back down at all.
He doesn’t mind taking on lots of sort of what do you call it? The Holy Grail of stuff. So he doesn’t mind taking on other reporters, taking on other some of the players.
So what is about that? What is the lack of confidence that we can’t at least acknowledge his point? He didn’t say it in a way that was racist. He didn’t say it was about Japanese Americans. He didn’t say that. I didn’t see that part of it. If it was a longer interview, what it was quoted as, he was just saying. He thought that having an interpreter was, you know, he should by now learn language.
But that brings me another point. A whole bunch of Hispanic players, they don’t have interpreters. So the Japanese players get an interpreter. And again, wouldn’t it be more appropriate because I think the expense of the interpreter is borne by the ball club.
Wouldn’t it be more appropriate to have the players learn the language?
The lack of confidence in this nation is extraordinary. And we have to call it and be more upfront about it, because I think most Americans are probably like, “Yeah, I can see that.” And Stephen A Smith should say it.
Why not? And he shouldn’t apologize. But the elites in the culture are just absolutely going crazy and trying to make people like Stephen A Smith apologized, and they’re trying to take down Lewis and Clark, and they’re trying…
Oh, I meant to update you on this. JD Vance is running in Ohio, and JD Vance has had the temerity to say something. I’ll summarize it, but he said, of course, we have a problem with people who don’t want to have families, because when you don’t have kids, you don’t think about the future in the same way.
And he said, So when we have a population decline and a declining birth rate, he said, That’s a problem. That’s what he said. That’s his opinion. And they said, Oh, this is offensive.
And I say, how is it offensive? He’s got an opinion on recognize human incentives. It’s human incentive if you have children. If any of the listeners know, if you have children, you relate to life differently than before you had children. And, you know, not saying, by the way, I’m not saying everybody relates the same way.
I’m not saying it means something automatically, but in general, a society that is not replacing itself. And his point, actually, was, there’s lots of people that want to not have any children, and they just don’t think about the future the same way, because they’re not worried about what they’re handing on to her children.
They’re not worried about their assets in the same way handing on to their children. They’re worried about schools in the same way. He makes a pretty good point.
Anyway, what you need to know is the political correctness, the wokeness of what made Stephen A. Smith apologize. It’s on the March. It’s on the March.
They only had the baseball All Star Game in Colorado because they canceled Atlanta. Is it Fulton County that’s right around Atlanta? Some extraordinary number of African Americans live there would have benefited from having it in Atlanta. So they sort of bit off the nose to spite their face.
But they moved the baseball games and they run up to it the All Star Game and some of the what they call the future games and things to Colorado in order to accommodate their political statement. And now they’re chasing Stephen A. Smith back from what is an otherwise reasonable position, in my opinion.
And again, Here’s the bigger thing. It’s not so unreasonable that you have to force him to apologize. Everybody can disagree. I agree with him, but everybody else can disagree. But it’s not one you have to apologize for. I just don’t see it.
And I point out again, this lack of confidence in our nation and in our culture and in what works is extraordinary to see.
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We’ll take a break and be right back. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, back in a moment.