Crom Carmichael on White Liberals Versus What Black Americans Really Think and the Fascism of China

Crom Carmichael on White Liberals Versus What Black Americans Really Think and the Fascism of China


Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to weigh in on the mentality of woke white liberals, what Black American’s are really thinking, and fascist China.

Leahy: In studio, the original all-star panelist, Crom Carmichael. Crom, good morning.

Carmichael: Good morning, Michael.

Leahy: Did you have a good weekend?

Carmichael: I did. It was fairly uneventful, but we had a nice time. My whole family came over for Friday night, and we played a very interesting game.

Leahy: What is it?

Carmichael: You pick a category like, for example, vegetables. And then everybody writes down the name of a vegetable on a piece of paper. And then it gets all wadded up.

One of the people who is playing with the moderator, so they read each one of the names of the vegetables. So there were nine of us.

So eight people played. It might have been 10 of us. Nine played.  But anyway, everybody wrote down theirs. And then the moderator reads out the name of the vegetables and then reads the names again in the same order.

And then nobody can ask, what were some of those vegetables? You can’t ever ask that again. And then you’re trying to guess. It could be anything.

It can be state capitols. It can be Presidents of the United States or world leaders. It can be anything you want it to be. But then you’re trying to guess. You’re trying to say so and so, you are a turnip.

Leahy: Okay, there you go.

Carmichael: And then if that person is a turnip, then they have to come over. And they’re now on your team. They’re now in your family. And at the end of the game, there’s only one family.

Leahy: That’s fun. It sounds like a lot of fun.

Carmichael: I messed up.

Leahy: Were you a turnip? (Chuckles)

Carmichael: Well, one of them was authors. So I decided I’d be funny. So I wrote down I-M-A. And then my last name was C-O-L-D.

Leahy: Ima Cold. (Chuckles)

Carmichael: Kathy was doing the reading, and I didn’t write the D very well. And so she thought it was a B. So it wrecked the whole joke. (Laughter)

Leahy: Crom, so here’s the thing. When it comes to stand-up comedy, I said, don’t quit your day job.

Carmichael: That’s right. Thank you.

Leahy: I had a great weekend. I went up right after the show on Friday I flew up to Madison, Wisconsin, and I have to tell you, it’s run by crazy lefties, the city itself.

Beautiful city. I don’t know if you’ve ever been there. The prettiest, state capital in the entire country.

Carmichael: Wow.

Leahy: And I stayed it right downtown and had dinner with great friends up there. Lots of Conservatives up there.

Carmichael: Oh yeah.

Leahy: And the city itself has got a couple of Lakes. Big beautiful lakes surround the city. It was gorgeous. And the lefties haven’t ruined Madison yet the way they’ve ruined Portland.

Carmichael: Wisconsin is not a liberal state. They vote left most of the time. But I think the Republicans not long ago had control of the governor’s office and both Houses of the legislature.

And Scott Walker used that time in office to change a lot of laws that have not been changed back. And I don’t know that the left has gotten control of both Houses.

Leahy: The Republicans control both Houses.

Carmichael: Okay.

Leahy: But you’re right. It’s a bifurcated state. The urban areas are left-wing lunatics, but the suburban areas and the rural areas are very conservative.

Carmichael: That may change. I watched Waters World over the weekend and there was one segment on there that I just thought was fascinating.

This reporter went out and was interviewing and asking questions of people on the young White liberals on college campuses and was asking them if voter ID laws are good.

And specifically, they asked about Black people and whether or not it harms Black people, and whether it suppresses the Black vote. Every single one of the White liberals’ interview, now I’m sure they interviewed others but they all said oh yes.

A lot of Black people don’t have identification. And they truly meant it. Then they interviewed Black people, and the person will say to a Black person, do you have a driver’s license?

And the Black person would say yes, why are you asking me that? Do you think most Black people have identification? Yes. Why are you asking me that?

Then one of the White people said that a lot of Black people don’t have access to technology. So then one of the Black people was asked, do Black people have access to technology?

And one guy said that’s a ridiculous question. Why do you ask me that And he said a lot of young White people don’t think that Black people have access to technology?

And he said what? It was stunning the difference in what young White liberals think, who probably watch CNN and MSNBC if they watch anything.

Leahy: So the theme of this pic of this report was young white liberals are stupid.

Carmichael: They are stupid, ignorant. They were given a nice brain by God.

Leahy: They don’t use it.

Carmichael: They don’t have the correct information in it. (Leahy laughs) And this gets to when you were interviewing Carol Swan about the NFL.

And by the way, this has been true for centuries. This has been true since before the Civil War. The Democrat Party has been the party of division.

It gets its power there. Now it’s the party of both division and government. Its constituency is government, and it wins power by division.

And so you had Jesse Jackson starting it in the 80s wanting Black people to be referred to as African-American. Meaning they weren’t American.

They were African-American. Well, now I think we’ve gotten finally past that. I always referred to Americans who are Black as Black, because I believe that Americans who are White should be referred to as White, not European-Americans.

I think America has a set of virtues and a set of ideas that are unique in the world, and I think they’re valuable to our country. We are the most multiracial country in the world and we have to have common values to have a functioning, successful society.

And I think this notion of the Black national anthem is once again, it’s like African-Americans that Black people don’t want to honor the American flag.

I wonder whether or not Black people who are in the service, whether or not they think the Black national anthem is their national anthem, or whether or not the national anthem that we’ve been singing for and playing before sporting events for a century, or whether or not that’s the national anthem.

Leahy: I think the latter.

Carmichael: I do too. I also think most Black Americans believe that the national anthem is important. And so the NFL’s doing is surprising to me.

And hopefully, the next Republican president will sign an executive order that forces the owners of the NFL and Roger Goodell to live in ways that are very uncomfortable for them.

Because that’s what they’re doing to the country. And they need to get a chance to walk their talk, as it were.

Leahy: And the disappointing thing about the NFL is you would think they might actually kind of be paying attention to what’s happening to their brand and they’re not. They’re going in exactly the opposite direction.

Carmichael: It may be that what they’re trying to do is get some big contracts in China. And I really mean that. I think that may be what they are doing.

Leahy: Crom, I think if you look at it sort of the NBA led the way with China contracts, but now they’re run by China.

Carmichael: Now the NBA is run by China.

Leahy: Totally run by China. And the NFL may be thinking the same.

Carmichael: They may be trying to do the same thing. And so they may think that if they do this, then there’s more money in it.

Leahy: They can put teams in China and we can just stop going to the games for the teams in America.

Carmichael: The thing that’s so disgusting about it, and that’s really the right word, and it’s also true with the NBA. Probably more so with the NBA is that the owners are putting the almighty dollar ahead of their own citizens and they will cow-tow to anything.

And I’ve decided I’m not quite sure that the Communist Chinese Party is the right way to describe them because they’re not pure Communists, but they are pure fascists.

You have to be connected to the government to be successful in China. If you’re not connected to the government, then you’re not going to be successful.

You have to have permission from the government of China to be successful. That’s more in the line of fascism because there are people who own their own businesses.

The means of production are not owned by the central government in China, but they are controlled by it.

Leahy: What’s emerging is almost like global fascist feudalism. That combo.

Carmichael: Yes. And the reason that China is successful is that they steal our intellectual property. If they weren’t allowed to steal and then exploit our intellectual property, they would not be an economically successful country.

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Crom Carmichael Breaks Down the Mind of Joe Biden, FDR, and the Great Depression

Crom Carmichael Breaks Down the Mind of Joe Biden, FDR, and the Great Depression


Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss Joe Biden’s failed policymaking through his 50-year career and elements related to the Great Depression.

Leahy: We are venturing into a very scary place. A very scary place. The mind of Joe Biden.

Carmichael: Well, he’s been in politics for close to 50 years. As far as I know, he’s never been right once.

Leahy: (Chuckles) You’re right. You’re correct.

Carmichael: On domestic policy, on foreign policy. And now that I’ve seen this story now, and it makes sense. And if you listen to the way he talks about this emergency and that emergency and we must do this, we must do that. When Roosevelt was President in the 30s, and he was trying to get out of the depression, Roosevelt saw government action as a way to get out of the depression. So he had all these make-work programs.

Leahy: CCC. NRA.

Carmichael: And that’s not the National Rifle Association.

Leahy: It’s a National Recovery Administration which the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional.

Carmichael: He wanted to make the federal government like a Communist state.

Leahy: Kind of fascist, actually, I would say.

Carmichael: Well, that’s fair. But what I’m saying is I don’t see much of a distinction in terms of the power of government between fascists and communists.

Leahy: And I think you’re right. The difference is under fascism, the large corporations and the government act as one often. The National Recovery Administration that General Hugh Johnson was put in charge of, that’s what they did. They made all these rules that crushed the little guy. Sound familiar?

Carmichael: Well, I’m also saying, though, is Roosevelt got a 94 percent tax rate, which the means of production therefore, as far as Roosevelt was concerned, the country would be better off if the government controlled the means of production (i.e. all the money). And then determine how best to allocate it. And that concept will not work. And the reason it won’t work is the fundamental aspect, the most important thing of a market economy is it signals the capital markets on where money should go.

Leahy: Thousands and hundreds of thousands of individual movements.

Carmichael: Decisions that are informational in nature. Whereas if you get either a corporation with a monopoly, AT&T. Before Jimmy Carter broke up AT&T, AT&T thought that they were the best-run company in the world.

Leahy: Well, of course, they were, Crom.

Carmichael: They were a monopoly. And so there wasn’t any way to dispute that claim. There also wasn’t any way to prove that claim because there was no competition. And so if you’re the only player, then you can say you’re the best – but you may be the worst.

Leahy: I believe you had a conversation with a senior executive there.

Carmichael: Just sitting on an airplane.

Leahy: And he told you…

Carmichael: That long-distance rates would go through the roof.

Leahy: If it was deregulated.

Carmichael: No, after because deregulation had happened. And he was furious. And he’s the one who claimed that AT&T was the most efficiently run company in the world. And he said if you think your long-distance rates are high now, and by the way, back then, they could be 25 cents a minute.

Leahy: They were. I remember paying bills just before the break-up when I was doing long-distance costs were three or 400 dollars a month. Just ridiculous.

Carmichael: And that’s three or 400 dollars back then. That would be like $1,000, now. And now long distance is free. It comes with your package. So he was wrong.

Leahy: Pretty good deal.

Carmichael: He was wrong but he thought he was right. And that’s the key here. He thought he was right. And so Joe Biden looks at FDR and you have all these people on the left who claim that FDR was a great President because he got us out of the depression. But the fact of the matter is, he didn’t get us out of the depression. The Second World War got us out of the depression. Now, did Roosevelt make some courageous decisions in regard to the war?

Leahy: As a commander in chief.

Carmichael: You can argue that he did.

Leahy: Yes.

Carmichael: Now you can argue if you want to be really woke, you can also argue that FDR was a racist because of the internment camps.

Leahy: Interned 40,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast for four or five years.

Carmichael: So if you want to take that one thing and so that’s the focus on FDR, then you could claim that he was terrible. But that’s not my point here. The war, I’m going to say he did many things that were right. And the greatest generation defeated Hitler and the axis of powers.

Leahy: Just for a moment, a tip of the hat to all of those young guys back in the 1940s. Guys who were 18, 19, 20, or early 20s, had courage. I was watching Saving Private Ryan over the weekend and what happened on D-Day.

Carmichael: Well, Band of Brothers is a wonderful documentary. But at any rate, all through the 30s, FDR was trying to use central planning to get us out of the depression. And we had a second depression in 1937 and 1938.

Leahy: Very bad. It was a terrible depression again. So we never really got out until the war. The problem is that Biden doesn’t realize that. And so Biden thinks he’s trying to make himself out to be one of the great presidents of all time. Here’s a guy who literally can’t think anymore. But even when he could think…

Leahy: He didn’t

Carmichael: He didn’t think well. He’s surrounded by a bunch of handlers who also believe in central planning and who also believe more or less in a fascist form of government. But when you listen to him talk like the COVID Relief Bill, that’s what it was named. Nine percent of it was for COVID relief. 91 percent was for a bunch of other things.

Roy Blunt the Senator from Missouri was on one of the talk programs this Sunday, and he says that Republicans can support 30 percent of the infrastructure bill because 30 percent is for real infrastructure. 70 percent is not for infrastructure. So, Roy Blunt said, if Biden wants a bipartisan bill, then he should introduce the 30 percent that truly is for infrastructure.

Then if he wants to try to cram through a bunch of other stuff that’ll break the economy and cause inflation, let him do that. So Republicans want to support infrastructure, which is about $650 million of a two-point-two trillion dollar bill. But they’re going to try to jam the whole thing through.

Leahy: Oh, they’re going to try and jam it through. And by the way, if you oppose it and if you oppose left-wing type stuff…

Carmichael: Major League baseball will get mad at you.

Leahy: Exactly.

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