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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. We have a lot going on in the swamp, and we’ll talk about a little bit about and some great interviews today.
Thank you for tuning in it’s again, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And let me remind you over at proamericareport.com. proamericareport.com. You can get all the great interviews we’ve been doing. They’re posted over there.
I got an email from one of the listeners who wanted to go back and listen to David Horowitz. The great David Horowitz. I have to admit, when I have him on the radio these days, his voice is so horse that we work really hard to make sure it’s a good enough connection.
But it’s tough. So great thing to do is go listen again over at proamericareport.com. And you can do that anytime. Okay.
So big news, about a week from now. I think it’ll be middle of next week, maybe Monday or Tuesday. We’ll have the great Larry Elder on for an extended two part about a 20 minute interview. We’ll talk about his race for governor. We’ll also talk about his book on his dad, because Larry talks a lot about the family, and it’s very powerful. So we’re going to talk to Larry Elder. So look forward to that. I’ll make sure to preview it.
And it looks like our program, the Pro America Report. It may be picked up, people have been listening to it, they want to pick it up on a St. Louis station, and a community conservative station is interested in playing parts of the program. So we’ll see. I’ll keep you updated on all that. Okay.
But Here’s going to be a little interesting thing. I’m gonna tell you, the biggest news in the National news right now that they want to cover is a possible bipartisan gazillion dollar spending bill on roads and bridges. And it’s not bad.
I mean, we got to build our roads and bridges. It’s bad that we’ve wasted trillions of dollars on other stuff in the last three or four years. But I don’t even want to talk about that because it’s a distraction. I don’t even really want to talk about the Pelosi show, although we probably should and could. And I’ll talk to some of our other guests about that.
What I want to talk about right now is the real problem, and I’m serious, of mental health in America because of the insanity of our media and of the decisions made by people in our media and big tech to make the messaging all about agitation, not distractions, worse than, agitation, anxiety. And people have to be upset with each other.
If you look at the business model of big media and big tech, it’s agitate so that people will return. I mean, if you’re watching big tech social media, it’s clicks and likes. But if you’re watching Fox News or watching CNN it’s agitate so people will return. That’s the business model.
That’s what happens when you are watching these, too. And they’re doing this intentionally and under Donald Trump’s President, during Donald Trump’s presidency, we watched the media and big tech.
And by the way, both sides of the aisle, Fox News was doing it. Even some of the talk show conservative talk shows were doing it because the business model is sort of a rut people are in to get people agitated and anxious, so they return to get another dose.
And it’s not usually to soothe them, it’s to get them soothed for a minute and then agitated again. And so we’re hooked on this agitation culture, and we’re expressing it in all sorts of ways that are terribly unhealthy.
So we have high suicide rates, way high. People say it’s the pandemic. Well, it’s partly the pandemic and all the disruption, but it’s partly how the pandemic is being fed to us by the media, how they control what we see and what we do because they control what we know.
And so you have suicides at a higher rate among normal people, drug and alcohol abuse at a higher rate. You have incredible mental health issues. And then you have people that look like professionals because they have degrees and PhDs telling us how divided we should be, how angry we should be, how upset we should be, how offbase, how intolerant, how white supremacist you are.
And so when I watched Simone Biles, the woman, the gymnast who in the middle of her final culmination of the Olympics, decided that she didn’t have the mental health to keep going, I thought – we’ve put ourselves in a position where A) she can say that.
And that’s not a negative thing, right? If somebody’s really unwell, you want them to say, give me a help. But we’ve also put them in a place where we drive people with the media attention with the coverage.
I just think, imagine the whole system of an Olympic athlete is, frankly, mostly mental. And to discover at the last minute of your final round against the Russians, it feels to me like what you would do. And I’m being careful here. Let me say I don’t know her mental health issues. I haven’t seen more specific coverage. And if somebody’s really unwell in their head and need help, they should get it.
But it feels like a sitcom. It feels like one of these shows that you watch on TV, where the dramatic twist is that she’s going to walk off the mat and not come back. And that’s happening to us because we’re not getting messages about being normal, about how to handle things, about what to do.
Our message is, all around us, is agitate and cause anxiety, and you will be rewarded, at least with attention, if not money. And so you see this over and over. You see the cops crying during their testimony for the Pelosi show trial.
And you say that they don’t look like they’re faking it necessarily, but they look like they bought into this idea that everything has to be a crisis so that they can be at the part, people can be a part of it. And you’re seeing it all over.
And my point here is not to say that there’s not always been problems in people’s lives. There always has been, you know, I’m not a believer… You go back and read, all of that. Read the Greeks, go back, go back and read the early Roman authors and Shakespeare in his time, the Renaissance.
Anyway, anytime you’ll see, everybody’s always had problems. What I’m saying is the ability of big tech and big media and our culture to make people crazy – they’ve never been better at it. And it’s really, really destructive.
And you’re seeing it all around us all the time, and you’re seeing the anxiety and the edge and the energy. And, you know, when you read the Bible, when you read Scripture, you hear there’s times where there’ll be mother against daughter in law and father against son and all that stuff, right?
There’ll be times. But in this case, it would be one thing if that was happening because of some argument over the truth. It feels like lots of the anxiety, lots of the negativity, lots of the unrest, lots of the disease of the soul is happening because it’s a business model.
It’s a business model of media and tech. That’s what they’re doing. And so we’re watching it in sort of real time, and we should be disturbed by it. And I don’t have an answer, by the way. I do have an answer when I think of like I mentioned, we’re talking to Larry Elder next week.
If you go to read Larry Elder’s book on his father and you get a sense of a man, Larry Elder, writing as a son and then as grown up, there’s a certain amount of, there’s a quality to certain people who are wise. We need more wisdom. We need less anxiety and more wisdom.
And we somehow need to find the ways to utilize the paths, the avenues, whether it’s social media, the Internet, even streaming services utilize the tools to get the messages out. And last thing I’ll say is I think I’ve told you all I do an interview each Wednesday morning.
And this past week when I was on Wednesday morning with a radio station in Champaign-Urbana. It’s a guy named Stevie Jay, who’s the host of a show. His brother, who’s a retired engineer. I think he is a scientist, lives in New Orleans, and he’s always calling in during, he steps away from his Bible study and talks on the phone.
So it’s a three of us and it’s kind of like a therapy session. We talk about everything, and there’s just a wisdom. And what I mean to say is you have to get the small groups, the solidarity, the comfort to be strong.
And then you have to resist the anxiety machine, resist the temptation to be in a crisis that you can solve, or even if you can’t solve, because it’s exhausting everybody. It’s exhausting ourselves. It’s exhausting the people around us.
And it’s leading to this sort of governing by crisis, by this massive sense of everything is in crisis, therefore we’ll solve it. And you know, it’s the old Rahm Emanuel quote, never let a crisis go to waste. These crises are engineered, and then someone solves them.
And again on Stevie Jay’s show, his brother Johnny said, When you have crises that other people solve, by definition, those other people are the ones that get you out of it. They have more control, or they could have more control. And that’s how it feels, whether it’s a possible renewal of masks or whatever you’re going to say next, all these different things, it’s something very strange.
But this mental health question, we’re going to have coverage of Osaka, the tennis player, and Simone Biles their mental health issues. The mental health issues are being aided and abetted, if not created – by the media monstrosity.
Anyway, then they’ll be the ones to cover it dramatically. All right, we got to take a break. We’ll be right back. We’ve got great interviews.
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