The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be with you today and excited, later this week, we will finally get to talk to Noah Dingley, “Noah Says” segment, to catch up with him, our great producer who’s got some big news over his vacation. We’ll talk with that, and we’ll talk with him about that and a lot more.
A couple of great interviews today – Craig Shirley, who wrote a book called April 1945: The Hinge of History. Very interesting book. He’s a great historian to spend some time reading. He’s written a book, one of my favorites, on the 1976 Ronald Reagan campaign for President. Fascinating book about basically how that campaign laid the groundwork for the 1980 win. Very interesting.
And we also will get an update from Marina Hofman about what’s happening in Canada. And so, let me… I’m going to tie these together, what you need to know today. And please visit ProAmericaReport.com, ProAmericaReport.com and sign up for the daily email, the Daily WYNK, what you need to know. But today’s comment, today’s WYNK, is a question of what the people want, what the people want, and how in the modern era when we know what the people want, the politicians will follow usually.
And I want to start with America. In America, the people, We the People, have decided in large numbers that we are sick of all the mandates. We’re sick of being lied to by the people who say they’re the experts on science. We’re tired of being misled by big tech or big media who try to tell us what to believe. We’re tired of all of it. And We the People, who now recognize that whatever the early versions of the disease were – the omicron variant is not deadly and it’s not even that potent in many ways.
And so We the People have decided – in every place, including the bluest of the blue New York and California – that We the People want the mandates gone. We want no more masks. We want no more of these rules. And kicking and screaming, a few of the blue states are being dragged toward this, but most are giving in. Most are just saying, okay. In Washington, DC, the mayor, who has been very, very aggressive in enforcing all kinds of mandates and being the first leader, the biggest leader, on those things, mandates and restrictions on businesses, she’s given in. And I don’t think she’s given in because she changed her mind. I think she’s given in because she can see what We the People want.
Now, you can call that politics, public opinion, whatever you want, but that’s real. And that’s changed where we are. We are now, in our Republic, the democratic Republic we have, we are in a position partly from social media and partly from just the way people feel that We the People can make ourselves heard. And in spite of sometimes the fake news and big tech and the narrative machine which seems to be usually against us… So anyway, that’s my observation. In blue places, in red places and in purple places, mandates are going away, mask mandates, the requirements for businesses, all these things.
In Canada, something of the opposite has happened. Right? And you say why? Well, I just mentioned we’re a Democratic Republic. In Canada, they are a socialist Parliament… They’re a parliamentarian system that leans to the left, socialist. More specifically, socialist than other places. They do have a parliamentarian democracy, but they are specifically Socialist in a bunch of their institutions, much more than America, of course, but even more than… You know, the health care system and then some of the ways they manage things. And so what we watched, it looks like, is the people of Canada had enough of the mandates. That the people of Canada, by large numbers, I don’t know what were the percentages, but usually when you see a vocal majority of people in a way that is so adamant that it changes the behavior of the politicians.
In Canada, it didn’t. The opposite is true. In Canada, the truckers and thousands and thousands of citizens joined them and tens of thousands gave them money and all this kind of stuff. The response of the government was to shut them down. Dramatically so. Invoke emergency powers, use the police to arrest people, detain people, use the power of businesses to shut off bank accounts, use the power of public safety to tow trucks out of the way, all that stuff. Dramatic decision that the people wanted one thing, it seemed, again, I don’t have a pulse on every person in Canada, but the perception of people that know and people you talk to is that the truckers represented a frustration that a lot of people had. And the response of the government was the opposite of what I’m… not the opposite, was diametrically opposed to what we’re seeing in America.
Now, in America, we did see use of government to demand certain things, mandates, shutdowns, and all that. But we’ve sort of come back off of the Liberty. Someone used the phrase clawback. We’ve clawbacked our Liberty pretty quickly. It does look like and we’ll talk to Marina Hofman about this. She’s a Canadian, her family is up in Canada, her father is actually a pastor and a trucker. And we’ll talk to ask her this question, but it feels like the Canadian government has doubled down. The way I describe it is say this, in America, we had way too much power being taken by bureaucrats, but we’re clawing it back rapidly.
In Canada, they had way too much government power taken by bureaucrats, and they’re not giving it up. And so that sort of contrast seems striking, and it ought to motivate us. I think I asked this question yesterday to one of our guests. I was saying, how do you keep the trendline going? Because a lot of times what happens with power is power moves to say it takes 10ft and you can only get it to move back a foot. So you’re still lost 9ft. How do you get it back 10ft is the question, right?
And so watching this contrast between Canada and America should give you pause about why? What was the tipping point in Canada? Is it the parliamentary system? Is it the socialist system? It doesn’t look like Trudeau is going to pay. I don’t think there’s a way for the parliamentarian elections to be called except by him. I don’t think he’s going to call it on himself because I don’t think he could win. So he just won last year. So he’s got a term that he can stay in power and continue this.
Which brings me to the last part of this. What are my observations in the modern era? Although it is true that you can’t trust the news, you can’t trust Big Tech, the narrative machine is dominant. We do have a sense and we do have sort of the ability to hear from the people. We the People in America, the Canadian truckers, and others. Why is it that we’ve heard nothing? I have seen nothing specific.
Now, admittedly, my searches were not the most indepth ever, but I did some searching online. We’ve heard nothing about what the Ukrainian people want. We’ve heard nothing about what the Russian people want. I heard a commentator say the Russian people don’t support Putin. Is that true? How do we measure this? I’m not sure we can measure it, but we certainly get a sense of what the Canadian people want. And the media doesn’t want us to think that the Canadian people should want more freedom. But we got that sense. But more specifically, in the last 36 hours, we’ve heard about these two breakaway republics and the images on TV, the few things I’ve seen, actually, the images on video, the few images I’ve seen have shown people in the streets, in these towns, in these breakaway republics, they call them, with Russian flags celebrating.
Do we know what these people want? Does anybody have a sense of what these people want? Because am I supposed to only trust NATO or the EU or even America, intelligence community, in describing what the sovereign is that must be protected? Is it possible? I don’t even know. But I’m asking why we don’t know. What is it that we’re missing in our media system, our information system that we don’t know? Is it possible that people in these breakaway republics that they described actually do want to be part of Russia? I don’t know. I mean, I’m not defending or excusing anything yet. I’m just asking the question. And I’m pointing out to you that on that question, it feels like the media, Big Tech, and everybody else has been able to control how and what we see or maybe just not focused on what I’m asking.
In Canada, we have a real sense that the people are upset. The trucker’s convoy has been broken up but there are now rallies that are going to be held and we’ve seen the galvanizing effect measured in things like massive giving – millions of dollars in small donations and things that give you a sense that the people, the energy was on the side of that Liberty movement. Not true or not known or not understood or not described in Ukraine.
And again, my point would be we’re supposed to trust Biden? We’re supposed to trust the intelligence community? I don’t distrust them automatically but I don’t trust them automatically anymore. I don’t see any reason to believe especially when Joe Biden goes out, I don’t know a day ago, and says gas prices are going to go up and food prices are going to go up because of the problems in the Ukraine. They’ve already gone up. They may go up more, but we’ve got a real problem with understanding what’s going on because we can’t trust what we’re hearing and seeing.
So that’s my observation about Canada and America, to watch that closely and then a little pull in of the Ukraine there. Let’s take a break and we’ll come back. Don’t forget, what you need to know is over at proamericareport.com. Back in a moment, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Be right back.