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almost everything we do in society the same plot poems continue the pocket of you essentially disappear you should private companies have that kind of power is it time. joe biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the united states promises to end the civil war between republicans and democrats we look at whether the rich. either we're going to resolve these issues peacefully through the battle of ideas or in 10152100 years we will resolve them violently is just not full blown assault on behalf of the democratic party and their alliance with the big tax social media and tyrants you eliminate any boy straight any opposition any any political dissent that's going to challenge you know the radical left agenda. of
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former u.s. leader donald trump leaves the white house amid a must have security operation in washington d.c. for the inauguration i guess it's a pretty good chance what they do is when they close a lot of pretty much the whole downtown area it's a barricade checkpoint that concrete blocks everywhere never seen dirty like this here anywhere in america. so i had a powerful bus destroys a church building in madrid killing at least 3 people the city mayor says it was likely caused. much of the world they say is r t international my names you know neal hello and welcome to the. joe biden has been sworn in as they for. the 6 president of the united states bringing to
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a close donald trump's 4 year term in his speech biden called for unity and of a historic time of crisis and challenge ahead of the inauguration 200000 flyers were placed on the national mall they represent the people who were prevented from coming to the ceremony by demick of their safety measures don't relate to cope with though an unprecedented 25000 national guard troops are in washington to maintain security artie's john hubby was following the an organization serve money for us. in past inaugurations during i guess it's a normal inauguration there'd be hundreds of thousands if not more people behind me instead there are flags so obviously the coded pandemic we knew this was going to be a much scaled back and smaller and much more subdued affair because of the cove in 1000 pandemic but then add in what happened january 6th and the intense security the red zone through you know around the national mall and around the capitol that
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massive security perimeter of the 25000 national guard troops but nonetheless joseph r. biden giving a speech about a 20 minute speech a message underscoring unity in america perhaps one of the most divisive and divided times in this country's history saying that america or democracy is precious democracy is valuable this is a day about democracy not about the candidate and that despite the events on january 6th democracy has prevailed jennifer lopez saying also lady gaga you know sing the national anthem but you know it is it is obviously this is a much more scaled down affair and just getting here it was very intense you know getting through the city we had to go all the way around the perimeter we had to go through a coded testing site where they made sure that you know we were we were tested as far as those in attendance you know you have cabinet future cabinet officials you
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have the supreme court justices you have members of congress plus one they're only allowed to bring one guest usually members of congress would have a contingent of people that have basically a number of passes they could give out that wasn't the case this year so these are all things that are representative of the day which is you know nonetheless is a sunny sunny beautiful but cold and windy windy day. jonah will during his inauguration speech joe biden also said america needs to confront white supremacy in what some have interpreted as a reference to the more radical trump supporters it comes of course amid a climate of highly charged language being used by both democrats and republicans against each other or to america has been sworn spoke to his podcast office telling . the use of language is so important as a journalist i know words mean something and we constantly use language to to demonize and dehumanizing people on the other side it's leading us towards
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very drastic measures am i right about that or my overstating it no you're absolutely right this isn't the use of language is the most by which we communicate yes some of our communication modalities are non-verbal but we are a dialoguing animal and so to the extent that we can serve the meaning of words then we control the narrative and so let me give you an example rape used to mean that you know the reprehensible diabolical crime that it was i mean typically a male who you know a service the right of a woman to have freedom of choice in terms of who she wishes to mate with but that wasn't enough so now we talk about things like visual rape right so if a man leaders at a woman the wrong way well it might be reprehensible maybe you shouldn't do it but it's not a form of sexual assault but by altering the language such that someone who approaches you in a vulgar manner is engaging in linguistic rape someone who stares at you in
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a leering way is engaging in visual rape you create a new reality so of course language matters and you're exactly right that it's dangerous and to call your next door neighbor who is a white male who voted for trump and the mystic terrorist is not going to result in good downstream effects and i always tell people there's only 2 options either we're going to resolve these issues peacefully through the battle of ideas or and 101520 a 100 years we will resolve them violently if you are on the outside of this if you're among the nearly 80000000 people who did vote for president trump who right now most of them by the way are ducking their heads and trying to be as quiet as possible because they are fearful. the retribution that's coming toward them what do we do with those people to help them to know that it's ok to have a different thought and that doesn't mean that you have to now go into the dark corners i think the 80000000 people who feel this are fascist today need to
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activate their inner honey badger this is something i talk about in chapter 8 of the parasitic mind honey badger is someone who is ferocious and fierce right honey badger is the size of a small dog yet it could withstand an attack from 6 lions how does it do that it's because it is so intimidating and it's ferocity so i suggest that if people hold to values that they could defend in a reasonable and proper manner then they should be ideological honey badger if your professor says something in class that is insane challenge them for lightly if your friend says something on facebook that you think is incorrect challenge them politely in other words don't retreat as you said into the corners and and tuck your tail between your legs on the contrary if you have cherished values that you could defend be an intellectual honey badger and hopefully by each of us lending our voice to the battle of ideas we can redress the ship is there something that
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needs to happen in terms of trying to find some form of unity from now former president trump or about to be former president trying to create a feeling of unity he has talked a lot about defending his supporters and protecting them but at the same time what could he do to say there's got to be a better way to treat these people and to not not just demonizing them but the humanize them. yes so i mean frankly i think the message of this unity. is not coming from trump it's coming from the incoming administration that strongly a spouses identity politics as a way to organize society identity politics by definition is the opposite of unity because it get allies us into tribes whether it be political tribes whether they be sexual orientation tries were there be skin color tribes it is the opposite of a unifying message add a moment where there is such rage toward the losing side i don't think we've ever
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seen this happen before where rather than taking a victory lap rather than celebrating the win we're seeing almost like what you might call a sore winner is that is that how you would describe it. yeah well that the left is definitely projecting right that's what they do they're classic projectors i like to say that projection is their game fascism or fascist is their name because that's exactly what they're doing what conservatives are currently experiencing here in america and really all around the world regardless of which you know nationalist or populist movement you may be a part of is just a full blown assault on behalf of the democrat party and their alliance with the tech social media and tyrants to eliminate any way start any opposition any any political dissent that's going to challenge you know the radical left agenda and so you're talking about your politics people have
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a reason to be scared one side is not allowed to speak and it's more than just not speaking is it not it's you don't have the right to speak and we're going to talk in your place in your stead about how you must be deprogrammed you must think differently if you don't change the way you think you should have a job you should be a lot of fly on airplanes you should be allowed to stay in hotels or air b.n. b. this is not a new phenomenon right this has been happening under the eyes and noses of lawmakers here in our country who have just decided to turn a blind eye to it because like you said it's easy for people to say well you know these things aren't happening or they can't happen on a bigger scale because you know maybe those people should have just found little quiet or you know maybe they were a bit too controversial but you know when you look at history and the absolute horrors and acts of genocide and atrocities that happen this is the same behavior right that leads to it and this is exactly what happened in 1930 s.
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germany where do you think the movement goes from here and is that the big fear for not just democrats because it's not fair to the democrats by the establishment politicians the fear is we don't know what to do with these people because they are a real force on america. well there's discussions about a potential 3rd party right and we've seen that it's you know very difficult to run as a 3rd party candidate here in the united states savvy people have been successful but generally you know on a ballot 3rd party candidates don't succeed and if there's one person in the country who's capable you know crashing the republican party and potentially creating a 3rd party maybe a patriot party some people are calling it that it would be donald trump i think chaos is a good word to describe how most people felt even after the election going into what happened on january 6th of the capital coming into today i don't know if you heard the very 1st conversation we had but 25026000 national guard troops in
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washington d.c. on inauguration day it's unprecedented how do you kind of see today and where we go . from here with the new by the ministration it has been a lot of chaos but we just have to be honest and i know it's very difficult for some republicans and trying supporters to be honest but the chaos ensued because of the decisions and the statements and the aggravation from almost former president trump had he not convinced all of his supporters based on invalidated complete lies about the election that i don't think it would have felt so chaotic so i get you know many republicans felt like they had a great candidate and there's no way that they could leave but the reality is trump had anger so many americans he already lost the popular vote in his 1st election but this time americans were certain to come out to vote they organized here in georgia they organize to know him to win the senate and for some reason republicans
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simply can't accept the fact that they were beat and that was the call of the chaos and it's our hope that now president biden will come in and he will help to calm the chaos helped to reach some of those gas now there's going to be some people who will never support president biden in the. that's perfectly fine but the reality is america more than anything else needs some calm some unity and some sense of security that is not based on fear mongering on disliking other people building walls blocking people from coming into the country simply based on their religion and it is great to see returning back to the america and putting us back on the trajectory we were recently on what can a now president biden about president biden do to to assure people that hey we're not all in the me here and we don't have to be in a means we don't have to continue that how does this growing animosity between us as camps we can just come together as americans. that is an excellent question so i
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think in order to bring calm we have to honestly address what was the cause of so many trump supporters who may not have really been stopped republicans but they were stopped republican support what brought them out of the vote what made them so excited that they would follow everything that trump said and there's a part of america that feels left behind for whatever reason they feel forgotten and they feel that neither the political parties back them and tap into that base in a considerable way so i think to bring unity we need someone to talk to that base i wrote an article that was covered by n.p.r. some time ago that call for the democratic party to start a white man's copy of people don't like to hear that because they said well you know there's some privilege in america why would you need a white man's caucus the reason is we need to be able to address whatever the underlying thing has made them go so far to follow president trump and breaking
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into our own capital now there are some things we cannot fix and we need to be honest about some of this is rooted in white supremacy and we're just going to have to accept the fact that there were people out there who could easily believe that this election was stolen because they said there's no way to act in america and came out for the senate vote in georgia there's no way that this number of people to support a b.p. that is african-american would have come out there's no way that could have happened and that's rooted in white supremacy so we need to address that head on we need soup talk to these people who may have originally supported tromp and understand what their premises now there's a group we will never be able to convince you know there are some republicans who told me that oh you can't control who follows you we can't control it they're white supremacists who went to the capitol but those people said themselves while breaking into the capitol we're here because our president invited us so it's time for us to be honest about it though we need to separate ourselves from those groups
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for far too long republicans and 7 are used to separate themselves from the confederates and those who carry the confederate flag and this is where we are now where the confederate flag with the 1st time within our capital we need to be honest and that's how we bring our unity. well as biden takes the reins in washington he is going to have to deal with a crisis of trust in the government a poll conducted after the storming of the capital fund 4 out of 5 americans believe the u.s. is falling apart a similar proportion of those surveyed said though they were still proud to be american we canvassed opinions in texas and new york 1st. their real division and i think. he asked to step down. i mean there's a political divides that. actually i think are true want to things that happen at the capitol i mean it's really easy to feel like they're going to be scolded for i would say that really good spot there has to be
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a lot of. this country. playing the part. you know the. test series things you know the president there are 400000 individual americans dying from 4 coronavirus you have millions of people unemployed you have business is falling for bankruptcy can't play issues between the current president and the president coming it's not a very. easy switch over i think a kind of what the current. president biden is doing its part trying to impeach he'll try to help president. bush. meanwhile this wednesday rallies are planned by both democratic and republican supporters nationwide to happening in violation of democrat that's led to fears that i day of supposedly celebration in the u.s. could have disastrous consequences for sure senior correspondent were up goes to. washington is on red alert had locked out no huge crowds no fanfare they've even
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divided the city into color coded zones like baghdad residents could move around in green zones but red zones are restricted and guarded by 20 $5000.00 troops there guarding not against an enemy not against terrorists but against their room population. all of this of course following what they call the insurrection at capitol hill on january 6th since then the secret service the f.b.i. the national god intelligence seemingly anyone with a badge has been moved to prevent trump supporters from trying it again and
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everyone's a suspect even the troops stationed in washington being screened for right wing sympathies by the f.b.i. this is like something out of north korea we're continually going through the process and taking 2nd 3rd looks at every one of the individuals assigned to the suppression we need to be conscious of it and we need to put all of the mechanisms in place to thoroughly vet these men and women who would support any operations like this. and. distrust and fear are in the air hagon like like a poisonous me step every way and doesn't matter which way you voted people are statistically warrant this isn't the country they've lived in their entire lives i guess it's pretty. tense but they do it so they close. pretty much the whole downtown areas to the barricades and check points there's no concrete blocks everywhere so you really can't get anywhere near the national or constitutions i
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mean you know it's really sad that it's lived in washington for 20 more than 20 years i've been to a lot of inaugurations and i've never seen security like this here or anywhere in america and it isn't just washington d.c. it's it's all over the country never is good cause one in 3 voters still believe that biden wasn't legitimately elected $1.00 and $3.00 hold this radical view and you were out so k. that's bad but in america where the most guns per capita in the world at really really bad right now there's too much going on in our country when all the election is on one side and a trumpet ministration if you're scared of a long gun our country was born on long guns the revolutionary war was won and fought with longer we have a country that's getting more deeply polarized because we have 2 political parties that are playing each other for each other's problems and issues the politicians of
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the parties something needs to be done these these congo on the country needs to heal right you can't very well run a country with this kind of divide brother against brother neighbor against neighbor and if you listen to democrat press statements at support they've been trying to do think the events of the past few weeks have proved out just how damaged the soul of america has been and how. important is to restore it that work starts on wednesday the thing with press statements and i can tell you this from experience as they are who always truthful and in this case it isn't they're preaching peace but what they're doing is something else entirely that turning the 74000000 people who voted for trump and to lampas to be shunned and costs that there has to be consequences but history shows it is not reacting not forcing
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accountability only and all that in those people and those movements i don't know if there's such a job as a political exorcist but they need to do something to fix the republican party to get this demon as out there are republican members of congress i know who clearly have lost their minds who just will not accept reality when it comes to the facts about donald trump if you voted for trump you voted for the person who the klan supported you voted for the person who nazis support you voted for the person who the all right supports that's the crowd that you are in and no one's trying to be the better person here trump is skipping the integration and flying those into florida not so much as the good luck to biden too offended themselves good riddance they say what next merica hasn't been this divided since the civil war but nice to think that little be better off for the inauguration. but why would it no one seems
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to be in any rush to make the 1st move passions run high in america today and i think every precaution has to be taken to ensure that a repeat of january 6th doesn't occur. on inauguration day or trying to disrupt the you know your ration of joe biden but the the imagery of 25 a nation governed. by a government that is not recognized legitimate by that number that you know that percentage of the americans so you know this is it's going to be a very difficult 4 years for the united states i don't know if we're ever going to be able to recover from this the partisan political divide is so deep and so wide joe biden is not the politician to bridge it he is one of the reasons why this divide exists so is donald trump and there's there's not easy joe biden will speak
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of unity he will speak of healing but the fact of the matter is he has now the trust of a significant percentage of the american people and there will be no healing there will be no unity european leaders have healt new dollar for elations with the u.s. on the biden of public opinion is less optimistic with one 3rd of europeans saying washington can't be trusted in a new poll over 60 percent see america's political system is broken we asked people in france germany and the u.k. for their thoughts. the relationship is not good because of trump but whether it will improve it's 5050 but. it will be difficult to unify because trump has a lot of radical supporters the u.s. and e.u. seem to be taking a confrontational approach to each other at the moment i hope that biden would be more friendly towards the e.u. because under trump there was a lot of distance between the 2 that's about music or just i don't know that i have confidence in this president and you lot of american people who love charm he was
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the man for the job they thought they were happy with what they saw what happened when we see what he has done and what he's doing we think to ourselves that he really must be stopped that's all trying to start quite large international relations i think you're going to see the repercussions about i think other nations which because so it's going to get better but it's not going to happen overnight i know that by the small e.u. from. but i think vested interests in the tradition of friendship and trade relationships will win in the end. just to defeat in one more big story of the day a powerful explosion in central madrid those destroyed a building owned by the catholic church killing at least 4 people the city merced said the blast appears to have been caused by a gas leak local journalists. spoke to me earlier. we know little about the explosion we know that it might have been a gas leak they say that they were doing some repairs seen side of the field in
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jury interplast we know that there are some scientists police specialized units of the police here trying to find out exactly how this blast happened around 3 india afternoon today we see some flames at the bottom of the building still and we know that the 'd 5 stories of the building the top of the building have seriously damaged there's a care home with 55 elderly people nearby these bilin and also a school yard of the school was absolutely food of rubble after the explosion and fortunately not any of the populace of the school and also the residents of this care home were injured the police has also sent some conine brigade some rescue dogs to find out if they might have stills be
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somebody inside of the building or could be trapped in the remains of the building after these huge blast we know so far the 3 people have died and another person would be like in serious condition in hospital and this is why the mayor of madrid matina said that it was a miracle because as you can see the explosion was huge the building belonged to the church. it was the residence of some priests and church workers unfortunately it looks like it could have been even worse the explosion could be felt and heard from several kilometers from the spot the neighbors started recording with the phone right away with the flames and then. a lot of dust coming out of these really and they were really worried about you know the situation especially for example the parents of those populous of these nearby
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school and also the relatives of the you know the elderly that lived in despair home finally when we found out that it was you know these buildings were not affected and it was just more reduced damage neighbors aside to to be more. calm but but definitely they were really really really worried and some of them they are still not able to go back to the buildings because it's not safe because that structure has been seriously damaged and the firefighters are now assessing what they're going to do with the building there's a still some flames and to add to bottom so this situation continues to be quite unstable and we don't know exactly how it is going to play yard what is going to happen with the building and when the neighbors will be able to go back to their homes. about say it for another from the newsroom me here in the studio but some
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