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Lots to see there. I’m trying to figure out why that piece of paper is here on my desk. It’s not what I’m looking for.
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So, okay, let’s see, we got a bunch to cover.
I can’t believe California’s governor, and you’re seeing all the the blowback now on his efforts to close everything down shut everything down again.
You know, one of the problems with Newsom among others is that he doesn’t realize that the state of California is not one big Newsom ground, right?
He’s not giving–for those that are critical of President Trump, and I heard this they say he should have nationalized the effort and said this and that–
Well, the difference between Wyoming and Missouri, or better, Wyoming and Rhode Island–It’s like night and day.
And you know, pick a state–Minnesota vs. Texas. Right, all these different you have to have some way–our American way of life–is some way for local values to push through.
Well, in the case of California you’ve got such a massive geographic as well as demographic state–a group of people. A group of different entities and so the difference between Northern California and Southern California — obvious difference between the policies of LA versus San Diego or Orange County — whatever.
It’s a big deal — it’s a big difference and Newsom is struggling as he curries favor with his favorite part of that.
Man, it’s to the detriment of the rest of the state. So I think he’s now, by the way, I think you can see in some of the actions and reactions of these folks that they know they’ve got a political problem. I mean a big-time political problem.
So, you know, it’s fascinating to watch.
Let’s get to what you need to know today.
What you need to know today–I want to highlight for you a very important piece that ran in I think it’s the USA Today I’ll get to it; but, it’s a column by Peter Navarro.
Peter Navarro is, of course, many of you know, Peter Navarro from his time in San Diego and our listeners to the program. You know, he’s been a teacher who wrote a book on China, all these kinds of things.
Very interesting man, and we’ve known him for years. He has been at Eagle Council a number of times.
Our Eagle Council is our national event. In fact, we’re having our Eagle Council in Washington DC, on September 20th through the 22nd.
And so, Peter Navarro is a professor, he’s been a writer, and he is somebody who has been talking about China for a long time. Then, he backed Donald Trump early.
And when he backed Donald Trump early, he then went into the White House. And he has a specific job — a specific title within the White House.
His speech ran in the USA Today, today — in the USA Today and Peter Navarro, his title is — he’s the Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policies.
So he’s in the White House, and he’s been in the White House the whole time.
Well he wrote a piece in the USA Today — a column — and basically what he said — I’m going to summarize what he says:
You can’t trust the experts all the time.
Well, that’s not what he said. He said:
Doctor Foucci, who is being touted as the expert–that’s my words — on all the things that have to do with the pandemic–
He’s been wrong a bunch.
I agree with that.
So here’s my message to you — what you need to know is — the expers — I tweeted this today–
I said 50% of all experts consulted state that experts are wrong half the time.
In other words, I’m trying to be funny there a little bit, but the fact is experts in our culture now — in America — we’ve been conditioned to believe the experts are always right.
And it’s really dumb, but it’s happened right, and we have this expertise class that has risen up, and you can’t argue for yourself in court. You need an expert lawyer.
In the old days, lots of people got up and argued their own case.
So for example, if you want an example, you know you have to be an expert on this finance, accounting —
Now, some things are actually necessary. The rise of expertise in say nuclear power — well you’ve got to be an expert on that.
But the people that are communicating about things to the public — that are touted as the experts and in your own life — my pinch to you is — what you need to know — is that they’re wrong half the time.
Probably more than that, by the way.
So, when Dr. Foucci says, “Don’t close the border. Don’t close air travel from China in January; and, Peter Navarro says yes close it — and Trump does that — Trump didn’t listen to the expert, Foucci– but it turns out he was right and everybody agrees on that now.
When Doctor Foucci said, in the middle of March, excuse me, February March, “Don’t worry about masks. They don’t help…”
Now, he says they do help. Was he lying then or lying now?
My point is not — I actually respect the guy — Doctor Foucci went to my college. I went to the College of the Holy Cross, and I went there so I respect him.
He’s been in the field for a long time. He’s worked on tough stuff, and I have no disregard for him at all.
I think it’s very very positive. We should respect people that work hard, but he’s been wrong half the time, and what Foucci goes through is the specifics of the arguments.
What you need to know now– Is that you have to not listen to experts the same way that the culture is telling us — that the media is telling us — because they’re not telling us all the truth.
The phrase that one of my Bible teachers once said was: “Enter into this,” he said, this subject he and I were talking about, “with a spirit of skepticism.”
Now, you can’t be a doubting Thomas on everything. You can’t doubt everything. You won’t function. You won’t get out of bed.
But a spirit of skepticism in this culture — when so rapidly the culture is manipulating us, when so rapidly big tech and others are manipulating us — The spirit of skepticism is necessary now, especially, when it comes to experts
I was trying to think of some other examples and here’s a good one. It has to do with the same stuff Peter Navarro cares about.
But for decades the experts on economics and the experts on trade told us that tariffs will destroy your own economy. If you, America, put tariffs on another nation, it will destroy your own
And that was experts telling you over and over, “Here’s why it would work. Here’s why it would be bad.”
They were wrong.
We just tried tariffs — they worked. They didn’t destroy our economy.
Now, there’s lots of reasons for that. I am sure it has to do with the strength of our economy and you know; but, the fact is they were wrong.
And so over and over again, you know, if you’re going to the doctor you better have your spirit of skepticism on when they tell you X or Y or P or Q…
I talked to a friend in Pennsylvania. He’s the coroner of a county up there, and they’re doing an analysis of the deaths by covid because he is not sure that he believes what people are telling him.
And I told him, one of the things that I really worry about is that a lot of people were put on hospice when they got covid-19, instead of being treated.
I don’t like hospice. I think hospice can be really abused.
And so, he’s going to look into that, too.
But my point is that the experts will tell you X, and you’re supposed to listen. My point is a spirit of skepticism, like what Peter Navarro has laid out, is very very necessary.
And so what do you need to do now? I told you — when I say what you need to know– You need to know. Well, today’s WYNK is that you have to doubt the experts and question more.
Then, what you need to do — in your mind, you need to be resetting your calibration, so you’re not falling for it.
And then number two — and this is big —
Just like anybody else, elected officials and public figures will utilize, and fall for, and be swept away by experts.
And we have to strengthen them.
Now, we have the power through social media, through radio, all of the ways we can reach them to teach our public officials, elected and otherwise, that they have to be entered into this stuff with a spirit of skepticism. Not swept along by the experts.
Again, respect for truth. Respect for effort, fine.
But not, “He’s an expert you have to listen.”
It’s proven wrong.
In fact, the best leaders — the best people functioning are utilizing what I’m saying.
And that’s what you need to do.
So there you have it. Alright, we got a great show today. We can actually talk with somebody who’s really been poking through these places we should worry.
His name is John Solomon, and he’s got a new book out, and we’ll talk about what he’s seeing. He’s a journalist — an incredible journalist — over at justthenews.com.
We will talk to him and a candidate for office up in Pennsylvania. We’ll hear from her again.
We’ll be right back. Ed Martin here and the Pro America Report. Be back in a moment.