Michael, there are three things that are going on at the same time and they’re all related. One is CNN Plus is imploding even though owes a great and mighty Chris Wallace left Fox News and went to CNN. Because CNN believed that Chris Wallace was popular. And he never has been popular.
He’s always been kind of a daddy’s boy. And he’s made a lot of money because he was Mike Wallace’s son. But CNN is now imploding. And what’s interesting is when he left, he was there 18 years, paid millions of dollars for at least each of the last 10 years.
And when he left, he was very ungracious. He did an interview in The Western Journal and he sneered at the network, at Fox network and his viewers saying about his long tenure at Fox, ‘But I can certainly understand where somebody would say, gee, Chris, you’re a slow learner.’
He was really talking about how he is now free to think and to act. But CNN Plus, which is why he left, is imploding. And by the way, that’s because people who watch CNN don’t pay for news.
They won’t pay for it. They just like to be propagandized. Which ties into Mark Zuckerberg. After Molly Hemingway’s book Rigged came out and the documentary was aired within 24 hours, Mark Zuckerberg said he’s not going to participate in the midterm elections in the way that he did in the last election.
So what he is seeing from that documentary is that they have the goods on him. So the question is going to be whether or not he is treated appropriately under the law.
If the next administration is a Republican administration because there are laws about campaign spending and the book Rigged makes a very good case that he broke those laws.
Now let’s move to what Elon Musk is doing in his attempted takeover of Twitter. Twitter stock has fallen from 80 to 30 over the last 18 months. It’s very clear that the board of directors and the executives at Twitter do not believe that their shareholders are that important to them.
Well, now they have a very stark choice. They can either see their stock go back to approximately 30 and maybe even lower, or they can take Musk’s offer of $54.20 a share and do what is right by the shareholders.
So the question is whether or not the board of directors are going to do what’s right by the Democrat Party and the left, or whether or not it’s going to do what’s right by the shareholders. But what’s also fascinating is that there are reports that the DOJ and the SEC are now attacking Tesla.
And let me just say that the DOJ and the SEC are people. They’re not just institutions. So the institution of the DOJ and the institution of the SEC does not attack Tesla. It will be the individuals inside those institutions.
And then the question is if they are using their positions of power for political purposes and the next President is not of their thinking, it’s a question of whether or not those people because what they are doing is seditious what they’re doing is using the power of government to try to silence the potential opposition of other people.
It should be obvious to any thinking person that the left believes that it is now in control of the government and that it must maintain its control of the government or for them, there is a great risk, and for all of those associated with the left.
So the next 30 days are going to be absolutely critical and then the midterms of course. But with Zuckerberg not agreeing to help the Democrat Party with what you and I think is cheating in the last election, with him saying he’s not going to do that again, I’m not sure that they can replace him at this late date with somebody who is willing to take the risk of going to prison for 20 years.
Which if they do that again could very well happen. So we will see. But these three things all happening at the same time are both ominous on one hand and very hopeful on another.
Michael, I’m going to tie three completely disparate issues together under the category of grifting. And that’s what I’ve said. The essence of the entire Biden administration is that. We know that Biden took out a terrorist in Syria, and that’s a good thing.
But the bad thing about that is that Biden is still just determined to strike, to redo the nuclear deal with Iran and give Iran billions and billions of dollars. And it is Iran that is the chief sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and, in fact, around the world.
To take out one terrorist and then give money to a government that funds terrorists makes no sense. The other little footnote on that is that when Trump took out Soleimani, who is equally a terrorist, Biden condemned Trump for doing that, claiming that we don’t need another war in the Middle East.
One could make the same claim here but that would be an incorrect claim. If Biden was truly concerned about terrorism in the Middle East, he would not be giving Iran billions of dollars.
The second one is – and this is so typical, unfortunately – the entire Democratic Party, there was a bill that was introduced in the House. It was about to pass the House, and the goal of the bill was to provide incentives and support to move manufacturing back from China.
Now, we can argue over whether or not the federal government should have any responsibility for that, and we certainly could argue it shouldn’t target particular businesses. It should just pass policies that encourage manufacturing.
But in the bill – the America Compete Act – at the last minute, Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson from Texas, stuck in the bill that all private manufacturers who take money must unionize their workforce.
This is so typical and unfortunate of the Democrat Party that anytime federal dollars are being used, they just cannot bring themselves to help all Americans. They have to help only themselves at the expense of everybody else.
And the last one that I want to tie together under grifting – and this one is actually much more serious – what Biden is doing is he is populating the Federal Reserve with a bunch of grifters who are a bunch of people who believe that it should be the policy of the Federal Reserve to mandate and change our energy system.
When Congress established the Federal Reserve it established it to do two things. One is to keep inflation in check and to keep unemployment low. I’m not sure that the Federal Reserve can do both of those things.
But if you add on top of that, switching our economy from a fossil-based economy to a green economy and then include those two things, it is not possible to do all of those three things at the same time.
And now we have people who are in front of the Senate actually lying about their own record. And they won’t be called to task, as Roger Stone was when they claimed he lied to Congress and to the FBI. But this lady, Sarah Bloom Raskin, has a long record of claiming that it’s up to the government to move us to a green economy and to hurt fossil fuel companies. And she’s denying what she has previously said.
I’m going to pick up on Mondays because and add to it. And we talked about Martin Luther nailing the 95 feces on the church door. And that was in 1521. And as a result of that, he was excommunicated because he was challenging the Catholic Church. The institution of the Catholic Church, which then became a challenge later.
Not with Martin Luther, but with John Locke. A challenge of monarchies and inherited government and the divine right of kings was challenged. But after he was excommunicated, he then the Catholic Church deemed him to be an outlaw for his ideas. So one might say that Martin Luther was trying to start an insurrection.
And so now you see what’s happening on January 6 in Washington. And let’s look at the institutions that are being attacked by the modern-day Republican Party, not the old Republican Party, but the modern-day Republican Party. Look at what’s happening across our country.
There are articles about our jails and prisons in this country. I’m talking about the ones that are owned and run by the government. They’re crumbling and falling apart. The Washington jail that is holding so many of the so-called January 6 insurrectionists, it’s crumbling.
But it’s not for lack of money that the prison systems are getting. The problem is the prison systems are controlled by the unions that control the prison guards. And instead of investing in infrastructure and educational programs, they just invest in greater bureaucracy and higher pay.
The same thing is true with Amtrak. Biden has given them $60 billion of taxpayer money and is in his infrastructure bill that’s already passed. And that is $60 billion to support Amtrak and Amtrak is falling apart. Then let’s look at the post office.
The post office has a bunch of wonderful employees, but it still is getting billions and billions of dollars of subsidy from taxpayers every single year, and they’re doing everything they can to turn the Postal Service, which is supposed to be completely apolitical, into a political arm of the Democrat Party.
And we see here that if we go back hundreds of years and see where people who challenged the status quo and who challenged the relationship in the old days, the relationship between the Catholic Church and the kingdoms whereas nowadays it’s a challenge between the unions and the Democrat Party.
But the institutions are attacking the current day people the same way the institutions did in the old days. They’re trying to turn people who simply disagree and want to change the way things are into outlaws.
Over the weekend I read two articles. One is Christendom’s Greatest Satirist. And then I’ve read a series of articles about Roe v. Wade and about what is going on. And Henninger wrote a really good one. He said that Roe v. Wade is the quintessential court case that gave power to Washington, D.C. over literally every state.
Ever since then, Washington has been gaining more and more and more power. Then there was this story about Erasmus. They call it Christian’s greatest satirist. And Erasmus lived at the same time that Martin Luther lived.
And Martin Luther is the person who tacked the 95 theses on the door of the Church in Whittenburger, Germany. Basically challenging how the Catholic Church had gotten away from the Scripture. But he said that you’re saved by your good deeds.
That’s what the Catholic Church said. And Martin Luther said, no, you’re saved by the Grace of God and the Grace of Jesus Christ. But what also was going on at that time was the relationship between the church and the state was pretty much one and the same.
And the church had immense power over the people, not just from a theological standpoint, but from a political standpoint. And when I look at what’s going on right now, I look at Washington, D.C., and I see Washington, D.C. as a combination of the old Catholic church and the old kingdoms, where their moral authority is now being challenged at every level.
And unfortunately, back in those days, and I don’t think it’s necessary now, Erasmus argued for conciliation and talk and discussion, and he would not side with Martin Luther, nor would he condemn him. But he also wouldn’t support him.
So he tried to be the person in the middle, and he tried to keep the religious wars that ultimately happened. He tried to keep them from happening. And I don’t think we’ll have wars here in the U.S. because we have politics.
We have the ability through elections as long as they’re honest and fair, we have the ability for the people to change the power structure. And I think that that’s what you see going on now. You see an awakening on behalf of the people in a very similar way to Martin Luther tacking his 95 theses on the church door, saying, you are morally corrupt.
I think what the people are saying to Washington D.C. is Washington, D.C., you are morally corrupt. And this isn’t about just simply abortion. This is about how can a school board have the moral authority to force their agenda on parents and on children?
Where does the moral authority come from? It certainly doesn’t come from God. It must come from some centralized authority that can be attacked in our country through the political process. And I believe that that’s what we see going on right now.