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The Liz Wheeler Show

Ep. 454: The Police State Targeted TRUMP and Now They’re Coming for You

Wed Oct 25 2023
Current State of the CountryPolice StateJustice SystemPolitical TargetingErosion of RightsJanuary 6thSkepticism of InstitutionsWhistleblowers

Description

The episode discusses the current state of the country, highlighting the potential dangers of moving towards a police state in America. It delves into questioning the justice system, political targeting, erosion of rights, concerns about January 6th, skepticism of institutions by Republicans, and the importance of whistleblowers standing up against injustices. The film showcased real-life stories and aimed to make the audience more aware of these issues.

Insights

Political Targeting and Disproportionate Actions

The speaker reflects on the political targeting and disproportionate actions taken against individuals like the transcript's subject. There is a discussion about how laws can be used to target even those who are law-abiding citizens.

Subtle Shift Towards Police State Tactics

The speaker highlights the subtle but concerning shift towards police state tactics in the United States, often disguised behind legal processes and democracy. The entrapment examples shown in the film reveal instances of law enforcement encouraging and funding crimes to arrest individuals, raising alarm about creeping police state features in the country.

Erosion of Rights and Liberties

Concerns are raised about the erosion of basic rights and liberties such as free speech, freedom of conscience, right to assemble, and equal justice under the law, with censorship tactics being employed through intermediaries to avoid direct government involvement.

Comparisons and Concerns about January 6th

The comparison between January 6th and the Reichstag fire is discussed, highlighting similarities in government actions to shut down civil liberties. The narrative surrounding January 6th is analyzed, pointing out that it was not solely about stopping the election count but also questioning the election results.

Republicans and Skepticism of Institutions

The podcast discusses the need for Republicans to become more skeptical of institutions and use their authority legitimately. COVID served as an accelerant to censorship and panic, allowing the left to exploit fear for restrictions.

Chapters

  1. The Current State of the Country
  2. Questioning the Justice System and Political Targeting
  3. Political Targeting and Erosion of Rights
  4. Comparisons and Concerns about January 6th
  5. Republicans and Skepticism of Institutions
  6. Whistleblowers and Standing Up Against Injustices
Summary
Transcript

The Current State of the Country

00:00 - 06:43

  • The podcast discusses the current stressful and anxious state of the country, emphasizing the importance of realizing historical patterns to navigate through tough times.
  • Dinesh D'Souza talks about his latest movie 'Police State' which serves as a wake-up call about the potential dangers of moving towards a police state in America.
  • The movie highlights how everyday Americans could be targeted by various government agencies and private entities, not just high-profile figures like Trump.
  • The film showcases real-life stories of individuals facing political targeting and censorship, aiming to make the audience more aware of these issues.

Questioning the Justice System and Political Targeting

06:24 - 13:08

  • The transcript discusses the fear and hopelessness felt towards the justice system, questioning its fairness and origins.
  • Hillary Clinton's comparison of MAGA supporters to cult members is analyzed, highlighting the dangers of dehumanizing political opponents.
  • The podcast delves into the expansion of police powers post-9/11 and their subsequent use against political opponents in the Obama and Biden administrations.
  • The guest shares personal experiences of being targeted by the Obama administration for criticism through legal means, leading to a reevaluation of American politics.
  • The conversation reflects on changing perspectives over time, acknowledging past mistakes and recognizing political targeting as a concerning trend.

Political Targeting and Erosion of Rights

12:42 - 19:05

  • The speaker reflects on the political targeting and disproportionate actions taken against individuals like the transcript's subject.
  • There is a discussion about how laws can be used to target even those who are law-abiding citizens.
  • The speaker highlights the subtle but concerning shift towards police state tactics in the United States, often disguised behind legal processes and democracy.
  • The entrapment examples shown in the film reveal instances of law enforcement encouraging and funding crimes to arrest individuals, raising alarm about creeping police state features in the country.
  • Concerns are raised about the erosion of basic rights and liberties such as free speech, freedom of conscience, right to assemble, and equal justice under the law, with censorship tactics being employed through intermediaries to avoid direct government involvement.

Comparisons and Concerns about January 6th

18:41 - 25:32

  • The comparison between January 6th and the Reichstag fire is discussed, highlighting similarities in government actions to shut down civil liberties.
  • The narrative surrounding January 6th is analyzed, pointing out that it was not solely about stopping the election count but also questioning the election results.
  • There has been a shift in conservative views regarding January 6th, with many now questioning the initial portrayal of it as an insurrection.
  • Concerns are raised about addressing corruption and overreach by government institutions and big tech when individuals who threaten the regime are targeted.
  • The importance of being vigilant and distrustful of institutions once implicitly trusted is emphasized, along with the need for a shift in Republican psychology to push back against a potentially lawless police state.

Republicans and Skepticism of Institutions

25:13 - 31:41

  • The podcast discusses the need for Republicans to become more skeptical of institutions and use their authority legitimately.
  • COVID served as an accelerant to censorship and panic, allowing the left to exploit fear for restrictions.
  • The film focuses on whistleblowers and informants who understand how the police state operates, with Trump facing numerous charges.

Whistleblowers and Standing Up Against Injustices

31:16 - 34:34

  • The film focuses on whistleblowers and informants who understand how the police state operates.
  • It also highlights the experiences of ordinary people who have faced the impact of the police state firsthand.
  • The documentary portrays individuals standing up against the injustices of the system, despite facing personal hardships.
  • The filmmaker aims to raise awareness about the dangers of a police state and urges viewers to take action before it's too late.
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