The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on The Pro America Report. Great to be together and heading into the weekend. I hope you have a great weekend. Lots planned, feels like it’s the end of the summer.
I know some schools are back in. Some students are back into school, others are getting close. It feels like the last couple of weeks of the summer for me. I mean, just is winding down and a lot of things are picking back up and work is happening and life is moving. Hopefully we’ll keep going straightforward.
Hey, so I want to pause today. I want to highlight something for you that is different than much of what you’ve been covered. This is what you need to know. If you go over to ProAmericaReport.com, you can sign up for the daily email. We call it The WYNK.
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A lot of times it has to do with what you are seeing on TV or other places. It could be about Congress. It could be about Biden or whatever. I hope I add something that, but there are other stories that I try to highlight that can show you, that I see that I think are important.
And today is one of them. You know, over on Twitter, I think it was Jack Posobiec, he does a good job of highlighting China and the problems of China and their sort of hypocrisy and the things they do. He’s very good at that. Right?
But the thing about it is… earlier today, I think it was early Friday, I noticed that he tweeted a story that the Chinese government has decided they will no longer work with the World Health Organization on any of their efforts to get to the bottom of the Wuhan virus.
And Jack Posobiec’s response was, “oh big surprise.” Right? So that’s a story you’ve seen. Here’s a story you may not have seen, and this is very important.
Do you know, do you know what the Monroe Doctrine is? Do you know what the Monroe Doctrine is? You know, a lot of us read about it and maybe hear about it when you’re in school, but maybe more and more kids aren’t hearing about it and reading about it in school.
But in 1823, Okay? In 1823, President Monroe stated what he called America’s policy regarding the Americas and the Western Hemisphere. And at the time, the Monroe the reason he was doing this is because there was an idea, there was a movement, to have people try to colonize the still- wild, far west, the West Coast.
We had bought it in 1804 from, Jefferson had closed that deal, from the French. And now we’re going forward. And we’re saying, what are we going to do here? And there was this movement that there were people that were thinking about colonizing the West Coast.
And so what Monroe said and what he was very clear on – the simple Monroe Doctrine. Again, it’s 1823, coming up on the anniversary in just two years. And you’ll see, people say the Monroe Doctrine ended. It started in 1823, and it ended sometime.
No, no, no. The Monroe Doctrine is, we need to continue the validity of the Monroe Doctrine because what the Monroe Doctrine said, it did not say, “hey, we don’t want the Europeans on our coast.” That’s not what it said.
What the Monroe Doctrine said was, we are concerned about systems that are incompatible with our system over here, so don’t come here. Okay? That’s the difference. And this is so important because the reason it’s valid today is the same reason it was valid during the Soviet Communist era. When the Soviet Communists were trying to get into the Western Hemisphere, the reason the Monroe Doctrine was invoked was to say, “hey, you can’t bring that system in.”
And in some ways, it’s going to be kind of funny to say it. I mean, I’d be a little bit flip about it, but communism is incompatible as a system. Good old fashioned democratic corruption, which happens a lot in Latin America and the Western Hemisphere. Well, we’re not gonna object about that as much. And the reality is that’s not quite, I don’t the mean – again I’m being flip.
But here’s what we mean. And the stories are now coming out. And there’s generals and admirals talking about this. The Chinese regime, the Communist Chinese regime, is going forward in, all across Latin America and South America, and they’re not just investing, not just giving money. “Hey, here’s something. You know, build a business or build a building…”
No, they’re building deep water ports and trains, and they’re developing around the Panama Canal, and it is really, really dangerous for our peace and safety. That’s another part, by the way, the phrase that Monroe used in the second, they call it the second passage, the second paragraph he’s talking about, and he said, it’s dangerous.
So here it is. “We owe it, therefore, to candor and the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.”
That’s the key thing dangerous to our peace and safety. And my point here is we have a Communist regime. And I’ll put these stories up, one after another, building ports – deep water ports, which is a military asset – building trains, Panama Canal, building a telecommunications infrastructure.
It’s almost as if you’re watching the military expansion of the Chinese regime into our hemisphere, and we’re pretending we have nothing to do about it. And here’s the real trick. Here’s the dangerous trick. It’s incredible to watch.
One of the admirals was before the Congress, I think, and testifying, saying, “yeah, this is a big threat in our hemisphere. China’s doing it. But I have the solution. We should…” the politicians agreed, they loved it. And here comes the rest of the the sort of grow government America all over the world thing.
They said “we should invest in those nations. We should spend money in those nations,” – by the way, not on military stuff, which is what China is doing. Not on infrastructure which China is, but invest in businesses, invest in their government, give them more money. This is the Kamala Harris plan. We will solve immigration. Kamala Harris says we will solve the border onslaught, not by securing the border.
No, no, no. That would be too easy.
No, we’ll do it by giving money to all the regimes in Latin America. They’re corrupt, they can’t work, and they’re not functioning. And Mexican, the Mexican, quote, unquote government is dominated by, not dominated by, is run by the cartels, by organized crime. So in this case, the Communist regime in China is actively furthering their system, which is Communist.
Their system, which is not just a competitor to ours, but an enemy of our system. You’ve got to be clear, the Communists want to destroy us, period. It’s not a debate. They’re not thinking about competing. They want to destroy us. They want to destroy you. They want to destroy me. And so this is the threat.
And we should invoke, one of the great things about having a history… One of the great things about having a history is to invoke the history to understand what your values are. And the value in this case is don’t come into the Western Hemisphere, because your system is incompatible, because you’re a threat to our peace and stability.
And we can go back to 1823 to one of our founders, and we can say, look, this was something that we had done. This is something that we developed and worked for us. It worked all the way through the 1800s and especially worked after World War Two with the Soviets.
It’s a vision. It’s visual. You can understand it. You can understand what we mean. You can describe it to people, and you can invoke the Monroe Doctrine.
And then you have to change your mindset. It’s a little bit like I’ve been studying, again you’ve heard me talk about it, the great book. I enjoy it, I’m so moved by it – I don’t enjoy it. It’s called The Decline of Nations by Joe Johnston. And I keep going back to it.
And when you go in there and look, you see that every great empire, every great nation – forget Empire. Because I don’t think of America as an Empire in the sense that we don’t conquer other lands, at least at our best, we don’t. But they have great militaries.
And when your military becomes a social services experiment, a social services delivery mechanism and a social science experiment, it gets away from what you need, which is military superiority.
Military superiority is peace. Military superiority keeps the peace. From Washington – George Washington talked about – we have to have a big enough army that we can defend ourselves and protect ourselves. And everybody can see it. It’s both. It’s being militarily strong, and everybody see it. Meaning superiority is a noticeable trait, a characteristic people can see.
And right now, we do a lot of social science experiments in our military. We do a lot of expanding our military. We do a lot of good things, by the way. When we rush to save the world after a tsunami, it’s impressive.
But what we have to be focused on, what our military superiorities, and we need to rediscover the Monroe Doctrine. What it means, how to understand it, its history. And then how it applies not to a benign or neutral competitor named the People’s Republic of China.
No, how it applies to the Communist regime and their system that is designed to end us, end our nation, end our people. That’s what’s at stake. That’s what’s going on. So that’s what I’m actually excited about this – I think it’s an opportunity. See if you can help get the word, get the word out to rediscover the continuing validity of the Monroe Doctrine.
It will be a powerful counterweight to what you’re seeing in the world, and especially the arguments from people that say, oh, we’ll just pass another trillion dollar bill, send a bunch of money to foreign countries. They’ll squander it, but it’ll make us feel good. It’s not successful.
Alright we’ll take a break and be right back. It’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report. Back in a moment.