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.
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.
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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