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The Ben Shapiro Show

Daily Wire Backstage: Barbiegate and other Kenspiracies.

Wed Aug 02 2023
PoliticsPop CultureLegal CasesHunter BidenUFO SightingsFeminismGender CriticismElection ImpactSlaveryDeSantis CampaignTrump's PopularityCensorship

Description

The latest episode of Daily Wire Backstage covers top stories in politics, pop culture, legal cases against Trump, Hunter Biden's case, UFO sightings, analysis of 'Barbie' movie and feminism, gender criticism, Hunter Biden's business dealings and election impact, discussion on slavery and political attacks, analysis of DeSantis' campaign and Trump's popularity, strategies for DeSantis' campaign and Trump's influence, censorship and the importance of free speech.

Insights

Trump's defense strategy

Trump's defense will likely focus on claiming he did not incite the Capitol invasion but rather encouraged peaceful protest.

Risks of legal cases against Trump

The classified documents case in Florida is seen as the most dangerous for Trump at a legal level.

Double standard in prosecutions

There is a double standard in how Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted while Trump is being prosecuted for similar actions.

Speculation on extraterrestrial life

The speaker suggests that there are two possibilities for the observed craft in the sky: either they defy the laws of physics or there is an optical illusion or radar malfunction.

Critique of feminism in 'Barbie' movie

The movie 'Barbie' has jokes throughout that reflect a deep read on feminism.

Hunter Biden's impact on election

The impact of Hunter Biden's business dealings on the election is uncertain, but it could be significant.

Discussion on slavery and political attacks

There is a tendency to avoid discussing slavery beyond acknowledging that it was bad and white people were responsible for it.

Analysis of DeSantis' campaign and Trump's popularity

Trump's excitement and base support give him an advantage over DeSantis.

Importance of free speech and fighting censorship

Ordinary people who are not protected by the First Amendment face greater censorship challenges than public figures.

Chapters

  1. Politics and Pop Culture
  2. Legal Cases Against Trump
  3. Hunter Biden's Case
  4. UFO Sightings and Extraterrestrial Life
  5. Government Cover-Up and Speculation on Extraterrestrial Life
  6. Analysis of Barbie Movie and Feminism
  7. Critique of 'Barbie' Movie and Feminism
  8. Analysis of 'Oppenheimer' Movie and Politics
  9. Gender Criticism and Feminism
  10. Hunter Biden's Business Dealings and Election Impact
  11. Details of Hunter Biden's Business Dealings
  12. Discussion on Slavery and Political Attacks
  13. Analysis of DeSantis' Campaign and Trump's Popularity
  14. Strategies for DeSantis' Campaign and Trump's Influence
  15. Censorship and the Importance of Free Speech
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Transcript

Politics and Pop Culture

00:00 - 06:23

  • The latest episode of Daily Wire Backstage covers top stories in politics and pop culture.
  • The January 6th indictment against Donald Trump is discussed, with the charges being seen as a stretch legally.
  • Proving intent crimes with Trump is difficult because he often believes what he says at any given moment.
  • Trump's defense will likely focus on claiming he did not incite the Capitol invasion but rather encouraged peaceful protest.
  • The trial may be delayed until after the election due to ongoing legal cases in Manhattan, Florida, and potentially Georgia.
  • The classified documents case in Florida is seen as the most dangerous for Trump at a legal level.
  • Trump's lawyer will likely argue for jury nullification in that case.

Legal Cases Against Trump

05:56 - 11:32

  • Trump's biggest problem is that he committed the crimes on tape, which makes it difficult for him to argue against the charges.
  • The DC indictment ranks as the second riskiest one for Trump, with the Florida case being the riskiest.
  • The New York case is not particularly risky as it would be challenging to find Trump in violation of state campaign finance laws connected to a payoff for Stormy Daniels.
  • The Georgia case is similar to the DC case and will depend on intent and where it is held.
  • The most dangerous indictment for Trump remains the classified documents case, where he admitted on tape to possessing a classified document without declassifying it.
  • Donald Trump likes keeping things, which explains why he kept Israeli antiquities and other documents.
  • There is a double standard in how Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted while Trump is being prosecuted for similar actions.
  • Traditionally, former presidents and leaders of opposition are not imprisoned in America, regardless of technical violations of statutes.
  • Trump could make a strong case about corruption within the Biden DOJ based on Hunter Biden's sweetheart deal and corrupt behavior observed in court proceedings.

Hunter Biden's Case

11:02 - 17:30

  • The DOJ attempted to wave the crimes in Hunter Biden's case, but didn't want the judge to know.
  • The defense and Hunter Biden's attorney realized there was no deal if it wasn't real.
  • This is a textbook case of the DOJ and Joe Biden attempting to let Hunter Biden off the hook for crimes.
  • There are no special restrictions on running for president from prison.
  • Democrats are playing a PSYOP by persecuting Trump, which strengthens his base but may make him less popular among independents.
  • Turnout numbers in 2024 will be crucial for determining the election outcome.
  • The pro-life movement is making progress, but the abortion pill still accounts for over half of abortions in the country.
  • Pre-born network clinics offer love, hope, and an abortion reversal pill to help women facing unwanted pregnancies.
  • 'Nothing matters' except for turnout numbers in 2024.

UFO Sightings and Extraterrestrial Life

17:02 - 22:40

  • The word 'biologics' is often used in a vague and imprecise manner.
  • The speaker believes that the person being discussed has not personally witnessed any evidence of extraterrestrial life.
  • The speaker acknowledges that if overwhelming evidence were presented, their opinion would shift.
  • Different claims require different levels of evidence to be considered valid.
  • The speaker suggests that there are two possibilities for the observed craft in the sky: either they defy the laws of physics or there is an optical illusion or radar malfunction.
  • The speaker introduces the idea that aliens could be angels and demons from another realm.
  • Alistair Crowley, a famous occultist, once had a vision of a demon which resembled what people describe as aliens.
  • UFO sightings are primarily reported in Western societies with modern technology.

Government Cover-Up and Speculation on Extraterrestrial Life

22:19 - 28:12

  • Reports of UFO sightings are more prevalent in Western society due to modern technology and widespread use of cell phones.
  • China is unlikely to report UFO sightings, as they are not forthcoming with such information.
  • The lack of reporting in Africa and Latin America raises questions about who would report UFO sightings in those regions.
  • The government may have hidden evidence of possible life on Mars in the past, but with the rise of videos and whistleblowers, they are now forced to address the issue.
  • There is speculation about why the government would hide evidence of extraterrestrial life, with some suggesting it is simply a matter of admitting it.
  • The conversation shifts to ownership within Daily Wire, with humorous remarks about legal loopholes and labor laws.
  • A discussion ensues about differing opinions on Barbie and its portrayal in a recent movie, highlighting how right-wing influencers may be out of touch with actual Republicans.

Analysis of Barbie Movie and Feminism

27:54 - 34:14

  • The movie is very clearly anti-feminist, portraying Barbie land as a feminist utopia where women run everything and men are second class.
  • Barbie's choice to go to the real world is seen as a rejection of the feminist utopia.
  • The actions that move the plot along and have consequences in the world are all done by women in subtle ways.
  • The central theme of the movie is motherhood, with the final scene emphasizing Barbie's desire for motherhood over career success.
  • Greta Gerwig, the filmmaker, may be intentionally critiquing feminism through this movie.
  • The notion of patriarchy is portrayed as a made-up thing in the movie.
  • The final scene shows Barbie prioritizing her gynecologist appointment over a job interview, further highlighting motherhood.

Critique of 'Barbie' Movie and Feminism

33:50 - 39:12

  • There is a movement among highly intelligent, semi-left-wing women rejecting feminism.
  • These women see themselves being written out of existence by the transgender movement.
  • The movie 'Barbie' has jokes throughout that reflect a deep read on feminism.
  • Greta Gerwig may have made a movie that was meant to be an homage to feminism but finds herself unable to get out of the false bind she created.
  • The movie is messy and has conflicting elements that don't fit any narrative.
  • In the speeches in the movie, they try to work through the problems of feminism and speak as many American and liberal women would today.
  • At the end of the movie, there is a reconciliation of these problems, but it doesn't present traditional joys of motherhood as a solution.
  • 'Oppenheimer' is considered a really good movie that shows how art trumps politics.

Analysis of 'Oppenheimer' Movie and Politics

38:44 - 44:16

  • Oppenheimer's art trumps politics, allowing for complex visions of the world.
  • The filmmaker Greta Gerwig is praised as a genius and excellent filmmaker.
  • The movie Lady Bird is mentioned as being terrific.
  • The film Barbie is criticized for not being written for young girls who like Barbies.
  • The movie portrays women separating from men as a way to uphold women in society.
  • A trans person in the film challenges the theory that Barbie land is a feminist utopia.
  • The protagonist mistreats Ken, but the proper conclusion would be for them to share the utopia.
  • There are gay jokes about Ken and fellow Kens throughout the movie.
  • Feminism is criticized for killing more people than the atom bomb, with examples given such as abortion and destruction of the family.

Gender Criticism and Feminism

43:55 - 49:51

  • Conservatives react to a statement about 60 million babies and the destruction of the family by feminism.
  • Gender critical feminists pass along a video of Helen Joyce discussing what is a woman.
  • Feminism set the stage for transgenderism, as argued by gender critical feminists.
  • Traditional gender roles existed for thousands of years without transgenderism.
  • Oppenheimer's opponents made valid arguments about the hydrogen bomb and mutually assured destruction.
  • The movie 'Tenet' is fascinating with great acting and cinematography.
  • Genus L's Dark Spot Corrector is back in stock, offering a solution for dark spots on the skin.

Hunter Biden's Business Dealings and Election Impact

49:28 - 55:11

  • Hunter Biden's business associate testified that Joe Biden was aware of his business dealings and had more than 20 phone calls with him
  • The impact of this revelation on the election is uncertain, but it could be significant
  • The press and the DOJ have tried to cover up this information, but it still exists
  • If someone runs against Joe Biden in the election, they will likely highlight these corrupt dealings
  • Joe Biden's character is now an issue in the election, which wasn't the case in 2020
  • Hunter Biden's issues may be used against Joe as a defense mechanism
  • Maureen Dowd has been critical of Joe Biden's defense that he only talked about golf plans with Hunter on the phone during business meetings
  • Turnout will play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the election
  • The defense that Joe Biden was only on the phone with Hunter during business meetings is seen as absurd
  • Hunter likely used his connection to his father to secure deals for himself and Burisma

Details of Hunter Biden's Business Dealings

54:46 - 1:00:55

  • Hunter Biden asked the Board of Burisma for $83,000 to help get rid of Victor Shogan
  • He claimed to have access to his father, Joe Biden, who was in charge of Ukraine policy
  • Hunter Biden's text message to his daughter mentioned paying dad's bills
  • Joe Biden was put in charge of Ukraine corruption by Obama while Hunter had a job at Burisma
  • The relationship between Joe and Hunter Biden is complicated and potentially criminal
  • Kamala Harris attacked Ron DeSantis over education standards that mention slaves benefiting from slavery
  • The AP standards also mention slaves learning skills for their own benefit post-slavery

Discussion on Slavery and Political Attacks

1:00:31 - 1:06:16

  • There is a tendency to avoid discussing slavery beyond acknowledging that it was bad and white people were responsible for it.
  • The media and some Republican candidates are attacking Ron DeSantis, but similar attacks on Trump would not be tolerated by the right.
  • There is a belief that suffering is always the worst thing ever, which has been accepted by parts of the left and right.
  • Slavery was not meant to help black people grow; it was evil and should not be defended.
  • Trump has a unique ability to connect with people on an instinctual level, which makes attacks on him feel personal to his supporters.
  • Unless Trump stumbles, he is likely to be the nominee due to his strong connection with voters.
  • DeSantis has started turning his campaign around and handling attacks professionally, but he lacks the excitement and base support that Trump currently enjoys.
  • Rolling out new plans frequently may make DeSantis appear more like Elizabeth Warren than a strong candidate.

Analysis of DeSantis' Campaign and Trump's Popularity

1:05:50 - 1:11:38

  • Trump's excitement and base support give him an advantage over DeSantis
  • DeSantis' frequent rollout of plans is reminiscent of Elizabeth Warren
  • People care more about DeSantis' ability to confront the left than his economic plan
  • DeSantis has been hindered by factors like Trump dominating media attention
  • Biden's low poll numbers weaken DeSantis' electability argument
  • COVID fatigue makes people uninterested in hearing about it or Fauci
  • Running a campaign based on record and policies doesn't work against Trump
  • DeSantis gained popularity by pushing back against media narratives
  • To regain momentum, DeSantis needs to go into hostile interviews and fight back
  • He should differentiate himself from Trump on cultural issues like LGBT rights

Strategies for DeSantis' Campaign and Trump's Influence

1:11:22 - 1:17:21

  • Running against Trump is about outpacing him and building momentum.
  • Attacks on Trump backfire, especially policy attacks.
  • Trump's connection with the base makes him Teflon.
  • DeSantis is more equipped to go down the conservative road.
  • Trump losing is a real thing that needs to be acknowledged.
  • Trump running for a non-consecutive second term is unprecedented.
  • Impeachment inquiry is favored by some GOP members.
  • Subpoenas should be issued to the president and DOJ members regarding Hunter Biden.
  • Transparency in releasing transcripts is important.
  • Ben has a new show discussing Facebook's collusion with the Biden administration and GARM's censorship.

Censorship and the Importance of Free Speech

1:17:00 - 1:22:44

  • Independent content creators on social media platforms, like YouTube and TikTok, are subject to censorship by globalist powers.
  • Content creators such as Matt Walsh have been demonetized on YouTube for expressing views that go against the accepted narrative.
  • Censorship extends to questioning the accepted wisdom on COVID, such as the effectiveness of vaccines for kids.
  • Facebook was found to be suppressing conservative content at the request of the Biden administration, leading to First Amendment violations.
  • Even members of Facebook's internal team expressed concerns about censoring memes and suppressing certain topics.
  • Ordinary people who are not protected by the First Amendment face greater censorship challenges than public figures.
  • The little guy needs support in fighting back against censorship and may require legal and organizational help.
  • Pushback from ordinary people can make a difference in challenging the status quo and influencing change.
  • Daily Wire Plus offers a platform that values free speech and provides unfiltered perspectives, including groundbreaking movies and shows.
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