The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. We have a couple of great interviews today. Chef Andrew Gruel will join us, and he always makes me smile. He’s a great guy, great chef and a great guy, does nice things for a lot of people.
He will join us also, Joe Johnston, my friend Joe Johnston, who has become a kind of, I don’t know, a conversation partner. I go to lunch with him every couple of weeks. He’s a wonderfully bright man. And he wrote the book The Decline of Nations. Well, he’s got an essay out that is an update on that book. The book was published in 2020, but I think he probably finished writing it late in 2019. So it’s a couple of years old, and he’s got some observations on what’s happening in the country right now.
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All right, that’s The WYNK. Well, our first segment is called the same thing. And so here today, let me tell you, it’s insane. It’s actually insane. I did an interview, a television interview, on RT America, the Russian version of BBC in America. And I was paired off with a woman whose name I forget, but suffice to say she was an African American woman activist, and she was all fired up to defend the fact that the Biden administration, the State Department, has issued its first passport with the gender marking X, meaning none. You’re not telling anyone what you are male or female. X – I think that’s what it means. I’m not even sure.
But this was part of what is called the gender strategy that the Biden administration released a day or two ago, 42 pages, a national gender strategy. I think that’s the right title. I looked at it briefly. Here’s the thing I want to tell you, what you need to know. As I was interviewed on this segment, probably about eight to nine minutes on a segment, I said on my first question. I said, it’s just plain silly for the world to see us spending our time with a gender strategy. We look silly.
It’s like when someone is focusing on the wrong priorities, it just looks silly. It doesn’t look funny. Funny is something you laugh at. Silly is something that doesn’t make sense and is kind of off the target. And you could be a little more cynical and say, it’s strange, but I’d prefer silly. I said, that the idea that we have the border being overrun, we can’t get our troops home from Afghanistan safely, we can’t get the people – The State Department has quietly admitted there’s about 400 people still stuck in Afghanistan. We can’t get to the bottom of the Wuhan virus. We got COVID facing our country, we’ve got inflation facing our country, we got all these things happening. And the Biden administration is spending time and resources to roll out a national gender strategy.
Seriously? It’s silly.
Well, the woman that I was having this conversation with, she was on the left, I was on the right, I guess, and she jumped in and she said, “oh, I don’t know how you can call something silly.” This is all about intersectionalism and the overlap. And the host was Scottie Nell Hughes. And she said, Scottie said, “Wait a second. But how does all this fit, the gender strategy, why is climate change in there?” And the woman went on, she said, It’s intersectionality. Intersectionality is the overlay here, that everything is connected, that your oppression is linked in all these ways. And then she said, if you just think to yourself, an African American lesbian who’s handicapped, she’s not going to have the same opportunities and going to be impacted by the fact that jobs are being impacted by the climate.
And when she finished, Scottie Nell Hughes turned it over to me. And I said, okay, I revise my comments to say what was just said out loud. It should have been on a Saturday Night Live skit. It’s actually insane. It’s insane for people in think tanks, in the White House, in the salons of power, to get paid lots of money to talk about this stuff, to think about this stuff, it’s insane. It’s actually destroying our kids. It’s confusing our people. And it’s actually got an insanity component to it. Intersectionality.
And the woman’s example was a lesbian African American handicap person. And she said, Flint, Michigan. That’s what she said in Flint, Michigan. The water there is poisoned and it’s disproportionately poisoned and used disproportionately by poor people. So a black lesbian handicap woman in Flint, Michigan, and
I said, Hold on a second. Intersectionality sounds like it’s only applicable in the direction of the left’s priorities. Because what about this intersectionality? How about a white man in his 50s (that counts as older, I think) who is out of his job in Flint, Michigan, because Wall Street and Washington cave to China. How about that? Why doesn’t that intersectionality get to fit?
And the answer is because these people and by the way, they’re not actually insane. What they say sounds insane. What they’re doing is tearing the country apart because what they want to do is pick and choose who gets to be intersectionally woven together to favor them. So you have to go and seek the opportunity to help people that are designated intersectionally important by people like that woman and by the White House.
And I have to say, this is probably going to sound like I’m giving Joe Biden too much credit, but I’m not. I’m going to say this, though. Joe Biden doesn’t want this stuff. This is not something he cares about. All he cares about is being President and power. He was a Senator. But this is not something that normal people care about. He’s being led around by Susan Rice, Lisa Monaco, these people, and frankly, there’s only a certain point I cannot read their heart. But I can say that if you are rolling out a national gender strategy and you are trying to tell the American people this is what’s important, it’s so disconnected from what is truth, it truly is destructive.
And insofar as the media and others helped to amplify this and try to shape what we believe and think you are truly destroying not just people’s lives. You’re destroying the fabric of how we can live together, because people are persuaded by the White House. If somebody puts out a national gender strategy from the White House, it has influence. That’s why they do it. That’s why they do it.
And let’s be clear, as you’re watching them fight over whether they can pass a huge spending boondoggle. There are winners and losers that they’re getting ready to pick inside spending, inside regulatory agencies. And if you’re a big business or a big wealthy guy or an influential maker, or here’s one other one, the elite universities, you will get on the right side of the White House doing a gender strategy, guaranteed. And as I tell you all over and over again, what you need to know is if you don’t think that a gender strategy, a national gender strategy will be abided by, by a whole bunch of people and a bunch of institutions, you’re not paying attention. Because that bunch of people and institutions get what from the government? They get a break, they get money, they get access.
And you just have to look at that filter, and that’s what they’re up to. It truly is insane. And people need to start calling it insane. It’s insane to believe that you can have a gender strategy that allows all this gender fluidity. This is insanity.
Abigail Shrier – her book fails me. Her book on transgender. She interviewed a bunch of transgender folks. The name will come back to me. Harm is in the title – Abigail Shrier’s book. When you talk to her, she says at a certain point, this is abuse. She’s not talking about transgender. She’s talking about the cult — Irreparable Damage. That’s what it’s called. Irreparable Damage by Abigail Shrier. And she interviewed all kinds of transgender and youth and she said it’s targeted on girls who are particularly susceptible to the influence, and they’re doing irreparable damage.
And she said, it’s a kind of abuse, it’s a kind of cult. And she goes out of her way to say, by the way, that she’s not particularly conservative on some of those issues. She said, I’m not saying for adults, I should judge everyone. She says, not me. I got a different opinion than her. But she says that’s these kids, that’s what we’re doing. When the White House is rolling out a national gender strategy, maybe you and I, if you’re listening to this, are not going to be damaged. But lots of people will be. Lots of people will be. And that’s a massive, massive problem.
And what you need to know is it’s intentional. Their insanity is not insane to them. It’s insane to us to hear it. We think it can’t be serious. It’s not insane to them, because what you need to know is they are ready to destroy the conventions, the institutions that have made this country and made civilization. We’re talking about Western civilization, the family, churches, communities. They’re all for hyphenating America and cutting us. The hyphen is a cut. It cuts us to pieces. That’s what they’re doing. That’s what you need to know.
All right. We’ve got to run. We’ll be back. Got great interviews today, Ed Martin here the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.