“We’re No Longer Living in a Free Society,” Monica Crowley Tells Starnes

Conservative commentator Monica Crowley told the Todd Starnes Show the Biden administration is now going after freedom lovers and resisters of authoritarian changes as “domestic terrorists.”


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TODD STARNES: [01:24:27] We’ll go to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Our good friend Monica Crowley joins us, Monica. Hope you’re doing well today. [01:24:32][4.9]

MONICA CROWLEY: [01:24:33] Hi, Todd. Great to be with you. [01:24:35][1.5]

TODD: [01:24:35] And I know that you have been following these developments over the weekend. Some of the images I saw police officers trampling people on horseback. Monica, these were peaceful protesters that they were going after. [01:24:46][11.5]

Is America less free under Biden?

MONICA: [01:24:48] Yes. And I sent out a tweet over the weekend. You know, actually, I sent out a series of tweets, but my main message is that this is a stress test for the system. And by the system, I mean, the Western regimes that have agreed to the Great Reset, which comes out of the World Economic Forum. So the Western regimes that have agreed to reset all of our social, economic, political, cultural lives include the Canadian regime under Justin Trudeau, who is a member of the World Economic Forum and a very prominent leader there. The Biden administration. And there are a number of other Western regimes. So what’s your-what you’re seeing in Canada is a stress test for the system, for the Great Reset. And as I tweeted last night, the Great Reseters didn’t particularly expected to be easy. This fundamental transformation of the West, away from individual liberty, away from free market capitalism and toward a more socialist, collectivist, authoritarian kind of model. They didn’t think it would be easy, necessarily, although COVID made it easier for them. But they did not expect the kind of fierce resistance that they’re seeing, primarily from truckers, which they never anticipated. And Canada, which is like the most miles of of all of the countries involved in this. So they didn’t expect it. They’re recalculating now, but they still keep their eye on the prize. That’s why what you just reported about the U.S. convoy is going to be so important because Trudeau went in with his henchmen and used violence, horses and so on, trampling people to try to clear the rigs out of the way. When the U.S. now is going to get involved, it’s going to add another whole dimension to it, and it’s going to keep the momentum of the freedom resistance of which we are all apart going. [01:26:47][120.0]

TODD: [01:26:48] The the free the. Speaking of that, the the fencing is already going up around the US Capitol again. And the reasoning as well, they’ve got they’re concerned about the freedom convoy and Biden State of the Union address. They’re going to try and portray all of these good, peaceful, law abiding truckers as a bunch of domestic terrorists, which is exactly what they did in Canada. [01:27:09][20.5]

MONICA: [01:27:10] Yes. And you know that the Department of Homeland Security, our own government, has now termed people like you and me who are freedom lovers and resistance to all of these authoritarian changes. Technically as domestic terrorists. So they’re putting up the wire and they’re putting up the fencing like they kept it for so long after January 6. And it’s all meant to send a signal to you and me that that freedom and advocacy for freedom is not going to be tolerated and will be punished. I mean, we’re no longer living in a free society where you can’t say and do what you’d like as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody and the restrictions on free speech. Really, really beyond anything that we could have imagined. So, yeah, they’re putting physical wire up, they’re probably going to keep it there for a while. They say that they’re worried about the convoy, they’re not worried about the convoy. You know, the folks up in Canada who were protesting incredibly peaceful, it only got violent when the cops showed up, only carrying out orders, of course. And remember the Tea Party? I mean, these are all extensions of the same movement at the tea parties that I attended. Many of them, I’m sure you did. We picked up all of our garbage. [01:28:26][76.0]

TODD: [01:28:26] Sure. That’s right. [01:28:27][0.9]

MONICA: [01:28:28] Right. This is not Black Lives Matter. This is not Antifa where we’re smashing things. We are peace loving, freedom loving people who cannot stand what is happening to our nation. [01:28:38][9.9]

TODD: [01:28:39] This reminded me of I was back when I was a reporter at Fox News Channel. I was dispatched to cover the first Obama inauguration, and they had us at some location in the middle of the mall and we were up on these risers. And Monica, I kid you not. We waded through trash, waded through trash, almost knee deep in some areas of the Washington Mall. Never seen anything like it. [01:29:04][25.8]

MONICA: [01:29:05] Oh yeah. But, but but we’re the bad guys. [01:29:08][2.2]

TODD: [01:29:08] Yeah, we’re the bad guys. [01:29:08][0.2]

MONICA: [01:29:08] We pick up our own trash. We don’t engage in violence. We do not destroy property. We’re just out there talking about what was guaranteed to us. No one by the Constitution and no to by God or God given right to freedom and liberty. And we’re the bad guys. Do you see how the entire world is upside down? Do you see how this is a spiritual war? In addition to being a political, cultural and economic one, we are really up against it here. And you know, I just had the history channel on. We’ve got World War Two and the lead up to World War Two, and I’m watching it all over again and it’s happening again in a different form right before our eyes. [01:29:47][38.3]

TODD: [01:29:47] Monica Crowley on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Monica turning our attention to foreign policy. Vladimir Putin has been delivering a speech that should be wrapped up by about now, where he laid out this argument that actually Ukraine was created by the Soviet Union. And it’s as if I’m reading this wrong. I think Putin wants all of that territory back. [01:30:13][25.3]

MONICA: [01:30:14] Well, of course he does. And you got to understand Vladimir Putin, and he’s got to understand Soviet and Russian history. So Putin, a couple of things defined Vladimir Putin. And is he and his family is survival of World War Two, which essentially killed about 25 million Russians. So the Russians really took it on the chin in World War Two. So he and his family survived that, but that was a searing moment for him. The other thing is that he’s a KGB operative. That’s how he came up during the Cold War. He is on the record, saying, Todd, that the greatest political geopolitical catastrophe of the century was the collapse of the Soviet Union. Not World War Two that killed 25 million Russians, the collapse of the Soviet Union. That’s what he really believes, and he knows very well Vladimir Lenin’s famous comment about Ukraine. He said If we lose Ukraine, we will lose our heads because Ukraine is the breadbasket of the Soviet Union, meaning agricultural wealth, a lot of grain, a lot of fertile ground and a lot of resources. So Putin obviously knows all of this. He would love to have that territory. That’s not to recreate the Soviet Union, but to recreate Mother Russia. That’s what he wants. If you can’t do it via a physical invasion, which is still possible, he’d like to do it by installing a puppet in Kiev, someone who can easily control and therefore by default, he will have that territory. [01:31:49][94.9]

TODD: [01:31:50] And that and the question now in front of the American people, what do we do about it and how involved should we be in all of this? [01:31:58][7.4]

MONICA: [01:31:59] Well, you know, it is a problem for the Europeans. That being said, the Europeans are completely craven and cowardly, cowardly, so they’re not acting at all. There are some things that we can do in terms of sanctions. Now, President Trump, for all of the criticism he got with all the fake smears and lies about him, that he was a Russian asset, Trump and his administration leveled extraordinary sanctions against Putin and the Russian regime. So there’s not a lot of firepower left because we used a lot of it in the previous administration. But you could slap sanctions on today on the Nord Stream two pipeline and cripple his ability to extort Europe with the energy resources. You could do that today. The Biden administration won’t do that. You could sanction the West, which is the international banking system. You could level sanctions. There as well by the administration not doing that, they’re saying, well, we’re holding that unless and until he goes in. Well, the whole point of sanctions is to try to modify behavior and deter someone from acting in a negative way. So you do the sanctions now, he tells you everything, what this administration is backwards like the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Right? Taking the military out first. So are civilians are sitting there going. So I guess my country is abandoned, be it is all backwards. They put the cart before the horse constantly. And so you got to ask yourself, this has got to be intentional. [01:33:31][92.1]

TODD: [01:33:31] And Monica going back to the sanctions, that’s something Senator Ted Cruz tried to do in January, and he was shot down by the Democrats. So there was an effort and you’re right- I just don’t get it. I just don’t get it. Everything, like you said, is bass ackwards as they are indeed. All right, Monica. Always great stuff. And by the way, they need to give you a cohost slot on Fox News. I mean, you do a great job there with Bartiromo. [01:33:55][23.9]

MONICA: [01:33:57] Oh, thank you so much. I was on this morning. Maria was out, but I was on with my friend Dagen McDowell, and the two of us really carried three hours. She did a phenomenal job hosting and I was so happy to be there. We talked about all of the things you and I just talked about right now. Thank you. [01:34:13][15.7]

TODD: [01:34:13] And Deggans got a better. Go ahead. [01:34:15][1.6]

MONICA: [01:34:15] I was just going to say, I’m going to be at C-PAC speaking on the main stage on Saturday morning. So if y’all are headed to C-PAC, I will be there and please come say hi. [01:34:24][9.0]

TODD: [01:34:25] We will do that. As a matter of fact, Monica, I’m bringing the whole team, so we’re doing the show down there. I’ll be speaking Saturday afternoon there on the main stage, so you’ll have to set them up for us. I’m glad I’m coming after, you know, that’s a that’s a tough time slot any time coming after Monica Crowley. [01:34:40][14.9]

MONICA: [01:34:41] Well, you’re very kind. Thank you. But I look forward to seeing you. That’s going to be fun. [01:34:45][3.7]

TODD: [01:34:45] All right, Monica Crowley, ladies and gentlemen [01:34:48][2.4]

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