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. We have a lot of ground to cover. I hope you had a great weekend. I had an extraordinary weekend. I’ll tell you a little bit about that in a few moments.
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So we have some work to do, some ground to cover, and I want to do that right now. But first, let me give you a recap. I spent the last few days of last week in California in Northern California with General Mike Flynn.
He was out visiting some veterans, talking to some small groups. It was an extraordinary privilege. It was really interesting. And then we went down to Anaheim, where he spoke at a Freedom Conference. And I saw the great Andrea Kaye there, only briefly.
I was only on the ground for a few hours. General Flynn spoke twice. We saw Andrea Kaye and there is a selfie floating out there. The Andrea Kaye Show, of course, on Facebook. You can see it. And that was really fun.
We had a great visit, great to be with General Flynn. So much happening. Okay.
But speaking of that, one of the things that happened last week was the Arizona state Senate held a hearing where they basically said, we’re trying to audit the election of 2020, which is our job under the constitution.
And we’re getting push back all over the place. And they said, we need this to be done, and we don’t understand why we can’t get it done. It was unbelievable to watch.
But Here’s the thing. What happened afterwards was even more striking, because Senator Fann was not particularly… Fann I think it is, which she was not particularly dramatic. She wasn’t hyperbolic. She just laid out, hey, we’re trying to do this audit.
Things aren’t really being told to us. We don’t know why. And very little media coverage. Usually when you have something that’s kind of like that, you expect that the media goes, “Huh, let’s dig into it.”
Very little digging into it because there’s too many questions I think that are too close to the bone, too close to the real problem.
But be that as it may, watching that, I thought, wow, the power of the narrative machine, it is breathtaking. Well, here we go.
Let me tell you, earlier on Monday, there was the first felony sentence of one of these people who was at January 6th, and even the coverage of it over at Politico. They say the January 6 storming of the US Capitol.
And then they go down and they quote dramatically from the judge, “the symbolism of that act is unmistakable.” This is the guy who was carrying a Trump flag, and he said “in that act, he captured the threat to democracy that we all witnessed.” This is the judge! And the prosecutor said January 6 was an act of domestic terrorism.
Really? Really? At this point, we are in a position to make clear that this is the power of the machine, the narrative machine, to try to frame what’s gone on and make it historical. So this poor guy pled guilty. Paul Hodgkins is his name, and he’s going to go to jail for six months or eight months.
And the point is that the people who are buying into this and again, remember what my point is, the narrative machine is one thing. We now know, the big tech and big media, those are two of the key components. They’re just in the tank. They are not telling the truth at all about lots of stuff.
And by the way, there’s some Conservatives there. Fox News isn’t always… they’re always… everybody’s spinning. But Here’s the thing. Big government now is getting into the act. And what they’re doing is they’re demanding that you subscribe to the narrative machine.
As I told you, the narrative that the machine tells you, and if you don’t, you’ll be penalized. That’s one thing. But if you do subscribe, then they’ll lock it into history. So now what you’ll see covered, you can watch this. This is like clockwork.
The next coverage of this will be… in the media they’ll say about somebody else, they’ll say “So and so, Josh Hawley or someone else didn’t vote for the certification of the election. And they were encouraging in their actions the conduct of the great insurrection that has included jail time by federal judges who have sent people away.”
You see how you take the narrative, and it becomes self fulfilling. It becomes self fulfilling by the action of the government. And a federal judge sentenced so and so today… Most normal people are persuaded. And that’s the point.
And my point here is not even to dispute what it was. It certainly wasn’t an insurrection. They didn’t, they have not filed any… They’ve not filed charges against anyone for insurrection or sedition. It was some a felony charge of disrupting procedures, disrupting official procedures.
And the real reason this guy got stuck with that is because he ended up down in the well, I think of the Senate, but at a certain point, a lot of these spaces you’ll remember were opened up or when the door was open, the cops were there. The security was there saying, well, I guess we’re gonna go through, you’re going through. We’re not gonna stop, we’re not going to tackle you, we’re certainly not going to have the force to stop you.
My point here is we’re entering another stage of the narrative machines power. And, you know, it’s almost impossible for me to keep the control of this because the narrative machine, big tech and big media, in the tank, right? For the message.
Now big government reinforcing it. And now the next thing is big history. It sounds a little silly, I guess. But big history, the people who are big academia is what some one of our callers said to me once. Big academia will now reinforce it.
And there’ll be history books and political science analyses of this. And articles at law reviews about how these things happen in this way. And look here’s someone pleading guilty to being part of the insurrection… That’s not what he pled guilty to. He pled guilty to the least charge he could get so that he wouldn’t have to get rolled over by the narrative machine.
And if you’re reading people like Julie Kelly and others and watching closely, you really can’t blame this man for pleading to that, because you know why? He’s watching and saying, nobody’s able to push back. I don’t see real leadership. I don’t see anybody getting to the bottom of this.
I’m going to get rolled, and I’m gonna go to jail for a long time for years if they charge me with everything they can. So he became one piece of their puzzle.
And as I’ve told you over and over again, their goal is not to get you or me. Their goal isn’t to charge us. Their goal is to get you and me to be silent, to be silent and to step back and to step back.
At the same time as that’s happening, I see the Lincoln Project. Is that what it’s called, the Lincoln Project? Those former Republicans who are now left wingers who hate Trump, and they’re putting out the word, and they say Trump is gonna run for President again, his authoritarian movement. What are you talking about?
It’s and again, no pushback, no pushback from the media. It’s unbelievable to watch. And it’s only going to continue, or you’re going to get one after another of charges, I suspect, against people in the cases like this that they will look like, and they’ll be made to look like again, it will add up to these facts, and they will say over and over again, it was an insurrection. Nobody’s charged with that.
Now, I do want to pause. By the way, in a couple minutes, we’ll talk with a Chef Andrew Gruel. Do you know this gentleman? He’s amazing. He’s really fun to watch. He’s over on Twitter. He’s really, Chef Andrew, he gets a lot of attention. He’s really funny, really witty. He’s gonna be on.
Also, we’ll talk with David Horowitz, who is supposed to be on last week, and we had to reschedule him, so we’ll get him on, and that’ll be fun.
But here’s the thing. When you… I pause to say this to you: we’re in the midst of this and the only way to fight back is to continue to try to break the narrative, to try to break the narrative machine.
You do it bit by bit. You don’t do it by a knockout blow. You do it by a thousand cuts. You do it by finding other places where you can get voices raised and trying to find those opportunities to raise the voices. That’s the key. That’s the key, you know, because there’s not going to be one knockout blow. You can’t wait around.
Now, it gets disappointing to me. Where are the Republicans in Congress? Where are the Republican leaders saying, “Hey, why are you doing this?” They’re not to be found. They’re nowhere to be found. That’s because they’re in the same narrative machine and they’re dealing with it.
You know, they tried to silence Josh Hawley. They tried to silence all the different people who are out there who have had any relationship to any aspect of this. They’re trying to do that.
And, you know, you know, it’s working on a lot of people. And so you have to slowly but surely try to keep your voice up, encourage people. Give them encouragement. Give people that are in the fight, your support in any way you can.
That’s important. And just keep on fighting. There’s no other choice. We have no other choice.
All right. We got to take a break. When we come back, we’ll talk with chef Andrew Gruel. He is a celebrity chef. He’s on the Food Network. He’s got a Southern California restaurant. He’s very, very interesting guy. He’s got a great Twitter feed. His website is 86Struggle.com.
And I think he’s based in, he’s helping restaurant tours, restaurants that have businesses. He’s been doing that. I think he’s based in L.A. I know he’s in California. We’ll see what else he can tell me about this.
And then we’ll also talk with the great David Horowitz. We’ll be all that. Be right back. it’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report, back in a moment.