Editor’s Note: Say What? is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: The new president held his first press conference after more than two months in office and focused on his growing passion for removing the Senate filibuster, his disdain for Republicans opposed to ever more liberal voting laws, what he plans to do about China – not much – and, of course, the thorn in his side, the border crisis, which began just as he took office, following his promises as a candidate to rid the country of Trump’s tough policies at the border, but for which he somehow found a way to blame … Trump.
President Biden: The way to deal with this problem, and I started to deal with it back when I was a United States senator, I mean vice president, putting together a bipartisan plan of over $700 million to do a root causes of why people are leaving. What did Trump do? He eliminated that funding. And in addition to that, what he did, he dismantled all the elements that exist to deal with what had been a problem and has continued to be a problem for a long time. He, in fact, shut down the number of beds available.
Tim: It’s fair to say that many Americans have been critical of Donald Trump, but very few of them are upset that he wasn’t effective in controlling the border. But hey, blame Trump for the border crisis, which you created, and take credit for the vaccines, which Trump sped along to full development. That’s politics.
Meanwhile, it’s happening again, just as it has for lo these many years. A crazed gunman murders eight people in Atlanta, another mows down ten innocents in Boulder, Colorado, and the left uses the tragedies as another fresh opportunity to play on the emotions of the American people by pushing for stricter gun laws, none of which, none of which, like in every other tragedy like this, would have saved the victims, because the perpetrators were criminals, which means they by definition do not obey the law. But President Biden began the gun-grabbing chorus this time with a TV speech followed by his dutiful Vice President Harris on an interview with CBS.
President Biden: The Senate should immediately pass, let me say it again, the United States Senate, I hope some are listening, should immediately pass the two House-passed bills that close loopholes in the background check system.
Vice President Harris: It is time for Congress to act and stop with the false choices. This is not about getting rid of the Second Amendment. It’s simply about saying we need reasonable gun safety laws. There’s no reason why we have assault weapons on the streets of a civil society. They are weapons of war. They are designed to kill a lot of people quickly.
Tim: Yeah … as quickly as the left used raw emotion to exploit these tragedies as an excuse to remove more guns from the hands of innocent gun owners. But the Senate dutifully began another debate about gun control this week and the man now apparently anointed to provide the daily entertainment in the Swamp with Trump gone placed the entire argument in context, provoking cheers from the right and fury from the left. Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana:
Senator John Kennedy: We have a lot of drunk drivers in America that kill a lot of people. But I think what many folks on my side of the aisle are saying is that the answer is not to get rid of all sober drivers. The answer is to concentrate on the problem. We have had a problem in this world for some time with both domestic and international terrorists. Many terrorists happen to be Muslims. When a Muslim jihadist blows up a school full of schoolchildren, we are often told not to condemn all of the actions of those of the Muslim faith because of the actions of a few. So why doesn’t the same rule apply to the a hundred million plus gun owners in America, who are exercising their constitutional right?
Tim: Have we as a society reached the point where the uncomplicated, homespun, and irrefutable logic of this lovable, quotable teddy bear from the bayou can be dismissed as merely another manifestation of America’s white privilege and endemic racism? Apparently so, because the far left, Trump-crazed, gun-crazed media took the opportunity to go one entirely predictable step further, going ballistic after Jay Baker, Sheriff of Cherokee County, investigating the Atlanta spa shootings which left four women of Asian descent dead, gave a head-spinning explanation of the shooter Robert Aaron Long’s motive.
Sheriff Jay Baker, Cherokee County, GA: We know this is still early, but he does claim that it was not racially motivated. He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places, and it’s a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate. He was pretty much fed up, and at the end of his rope, and yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did.
Tim: A really bad day for him? Well, that set the far-left guy known as Capehart on MSNBC loose on a rampage centered around … well, who else?
Jonathan Capehart: Discrimination and violence against Asian Americans have skyrocketed thanks in part to Donald Trump and others who described the coronavirus pandemic in racist terms. This is scapegoating at its worst, but let’s be honest. Scapegoating is as American as apple pie, and because there’s almost always a racial or ethnic dynamic to it in our country, scapegoating is the evil cousin of white supremacy, and together they reinforce the notion that white is always in the right.
Tim: Quick question for you. How many people do you know, or have you even met, who actually hate someone – or love someone – because of the color of their skin? But in America circa 2021 we’re being told we’re all racist. It’s just that some of us don’t realize it. Racism is a condition of the heart, which as best I can tell, is possessed by people of all races.
But it’s hard to deny any longer that we live in a society increasingly given over to this type of race consciousness, what’s called wokeness, which best I can surmise means agreeing to blame everything ultimately on white people and believing every scripture of the extreme left.
In recent weeks, we presented a psychologist and author, Gad Saad, and his top 20 reasons that society is heading to what he calls the abyss of ultimate lunacy. We’ve covered reasons one to ten. Today we offer up numbers 11 through 15.
- It is now racist to promote the ethos of individual dignity over collectivist identity politics.
- It is now racist to criticize a noble person of color be it a famous athlete or celebrity.
- It is now transphobic to posit that only women menstruate.
- It is now racist to publicly proclaim your support for “wrong think” black individuals such as Thomas Sowell or Larry Elder.
- It is now misogynistic to note that women greatly outnumber men in universities.
Tim: In other words, facts no longer matter, as evidenced in the clip we played last week of Mr. Saad of his reason number ten: It is now racist to argue that mathematics yields right and wrong answers, because it might damage our self-esteem, already so devastated from either the guilt of our whiteness or the victimhood of our non-whiteness.
But let’s close things up for Say What with something said by Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, John Ratcliffe, on Fox News that you will find either fun, fantastical, or frightening.
Maria Bartiromo: Can you tell us, have unidentified flying objects been seen?
John Ratcliffe: We have lots of reports about what we call unidentified aerial phenomenon. There are a lot more sightings than have been made public. Some of those have been declassified. When we talk about sightings, we’re talking about objects that have been seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery, that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain, movements that are hard to replicate, that we don’t have the technology for, or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom. So in short, things that we are observing that are difficult to explain.
Tim: Again, that’s not some wild conspiracy theorist. It’s the immediate past director of national intelligence. It seems the Defense Department has been studying these sightings for years and will issue a report by June 1 seeking more money to discern whether or not we are being visited by objects or beings from other realms.
Read more from Tim Donner.