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  • you know, you mentioned the events of the last three months and watching, you know, everything happened from I mean, you know, the lock down, Teoh.

  • The black lives matter protests.

  • And you know, George, you're in a unique perspective because, you know, you're kind of a stranger in a strange land, you know you're there, you know, and, you know, you know, you're in D.

  • C.

  • You've been there for a year or so, you know, and you get to watch this.

  • This'll wild and weirdness happening in front of you in a culture that's not your own.

  • And yet you bring, you know, still a lot of Anglo values and a lot of great education that you had about politics, economics, religion.

  • And then, of course, your better half is Candice owns who's on the front line of this fight.

  • What's it been like for you to watch this?

  • And what is your your perspective and read?

  • Because I think you have a unique perspective more so than almost anybody in the world.

  • Yeah.

  • I mean, it has been really, really interesting three months.

  • I mean, it's been a really interesting year for me, Andi, I think for both of us to some extent that I mean, there's so many different answers, like a gift to this try and condense it into, ah, into something which is manageable.

  • But, I mean, the last three months is bean unlike any three months I've ever experienced throughout my life doing anything, Um, Andi in terms off political activism in times off, um, just the kind of mass response to something which was clearly so heartfelt as a nation.

  • Now I mean, the rial the rial game change was, was, I would say, was canvases.

  • It was campuses Video, obviously that that video which she launched on Facebook in response toe the death of George Floyd, was one of the most.

  • I mean, the response that we got from that was just incredible.

  • Andi, you know, I sort of deal with more of the business side of her organizations on even my side of the organization felt kind of like mass out, pouring off relief that a lot of people said, you know, we we needed to hear something else.

  • Um, and what was staggering was the fact that it comes back to that media conversation.

  • What was staggering was the fact that no media organization was willing to put that forward.

  • And it actually took a 31 year old woman in her spare room teach effectively, 150 million people to present the other side of it to present the other side of the argument that for me was staggering because I just think, you know, I mean, obviously I married eso.

  • It's like you know, she's my wife.

  • Why is it that my wife out of every woman on the earth, Why is it that the two of us doing what we do there are at the forefront of that charge?

  • It's just incredible that the that the media now has become, such, you know, has totally bought into this left wing narrative and therefore will not present anything else.

  • And that is staggering in and of itself.

  • I mean, the other staggering sort of thing for me.

  • I don't ever use that word.

  • But the other amazing thing for me, if you like, was the fact that, you know, watching the debate unfold on both sides of the channel or both sides of the Atlantic.

  • So, no, but you know, you've got this debate in America, which quickly became what, exactly what we all thought it would become a mob culture, you know, shakedown, Andi sort of overthrow of the establishment.

  • And that's interesting for me because I've seen it happen in Britain before where you've seen, like, the London riots.

  • And you've seen you know what probably was justified anger at the beginning against something which they perceived to be a nen Justice quickly evolved into an over, you know, overthrew the monarchy, overthrew, you know, everything to do with Britain over to attract show, you know, tear down Cecil Rhodes.

  • All this kind of stuff.

  • Actually, the US it just took on this whole life of itself.

  • And really, what was interesting was how far it went.

  • This time on.

  • I'm a big believer in the slippery slope.

  • I I was saying things 10 years ago which would now, and you just become true.

  • But I was still saying that 10 years ago, and I say, Mr Candace, it's like you Look what you look at debates we were having 10 years ago and I was having and I said, If we do this, this is where the debate will end up on friends of mine at the time was saying, Don't be ridiculous.

  • You know, we're never going to get to that stage and, you know, you look at for example.

  • I mean, I'll give you one example.

  • The transgender argument is a very, very easy one, right?

  • The transgender ism argument.

  • I was saying 10 years ago this will become the narrative.

  • Within 10 years we will have men trying to change their sex to become women.

  • And then you would have been using bathrooms and I had friends of mine.

  • I mean, I can record conversations I had with colleagues as well as personal friends who were saying, Why does this bother you so much?

  • It shouldn't bother you so much.

  • It's simply, you know what one person does doesn't affect, you know, doesn't white.

  • Why does it bother you?

  • And I said, because you will then be allowing, you know, biological men into women's bathrooms.

  • You know, it's that, and that bothers me.

  • If you have a daughter, do you want them sharing it?

  • And that was just something which I was saying 10 years ago, and now it's become very apparent.

  • We're going back to the kind of last three months.

  • Again, it's exactly the same conversation.

  • You know, racism has become the hallmark off sort of Western liberal Democratic debate.

  • It's it's become a yardstick through which everything is now measured.

  • Andi, that is a bad as an absurdity.

  • Because, of course, you know, we now live in the less racist society than we've ever lived in before.

  • And you always get pockets of race.

  • That's that's because we're all humans, you know.

  • And you always get pockets within society, which advocate on behalf of war against certain ethnic groups.

  • That's just how it works, You know, that's how humanity works, because they are because we're willing because there isn't her prejudice within humanity.

  • But the fact of the matter is, is that this is something that just, Candice will obviously say, far more eloquently than I can.

  • If you look at America 100 years ago and you look at America today, if you seriously think you're living in a in a more racist society, you need your head examined.

  • It's the same with Britain on, so it worries me how much we're seeing the corporate establishment by into it.

  • It worries me how much we see that the the political establishment buying into it, which is both of the UK on an American thing.

  • And it worries me that these kind of absurd debates which are presented by the left as you know, the new narrative the new normal is, they like to say, for political discussion in both America kind of quickly morphed into political discussions in Britain.

  • You know, it's it's why on earth are we having a debate about black lives matters in the UK It's, you know, it's just not the same issue, you know, tryingto trying to draw parallels between police brutality in America on police put out in the UK is just absurd discussion.

  • You know who did it?

  • It makes no sense.

  • And so as a result, you know that that's kind of in one area where it's just being fascinating for me to watch the way in which the American political political establishment in corporate establishment was quickly bought into that to the narrative on.

  • And of course, the reason they're doing that is because it's an election year.

  • Andi, this being my first US election, I've really bean involved into the same toe, more so than any other year I've ever been involved in on has just been absolutely fascinating.

  • But Cruz by the beginning of the year, and this is something I say quite often to supporters of ours.

  • If you say that if you look at the beginning of year pretty much every polling company, I can't think of one of the top my head, even the left wing point cos you know the NWS CP.

  • Their internal polls were publishing polls which showed that black support for Trump was north of 30%.

  • You know, you even had one like it was a Harris poll which reported blackmail approval for Trump up 42%.

  • The Democrats obviously saw that at the beginning of the year, Andi hit the panic button.

  • So you know, again, what they did was they took her an event in the US, which was a tragedy and at that point has been made very often on.

  • Then they they turned it into a political football on.

  • Then they, you know, made a whole football match out of it on that and then it became, you know, how many goals can we try and school with this football match?

  • of course, what eventually Democrats will do and what they've already started to do over here.

  • A score angles because they've pushed the debate so far.

  • But this defund the police, this whole absurdity around.

  • Um, you know, we have Teoh pull down statues of every Civil War hero Doesn't matter which side, you know.

  • You saw a Frederick Douglass statue taken down in America the other day.

  • I mean, this this kind of commentary is now becoming upset.

  • You know, it's coming so absurd that the silent majority look at that and say, Do I really want you know, my street?

  • My my nation's history rewritten?

  • No, I don't eso that's that's been fascinating for me to watch as well.

  • And you know that that I think will have a huge place to play in in the in the November elections over here.

  • So it's been a fascinating three months.

  • I mean, my life has changed so dramatically within the last year and 1/2.

  • I never would have expected anything like this on, So as a result, you know, it's bean.

  • It's been great on.

  • It's been a real rollercoaster, and it kind of gets it gets more exciting, you know, of course there is.

  • This is bad days is that there are good days, but it does get.

  • It's a very, very different world to be enough.

you know, you mentioned the events of the last three months and watching, you know, everything happened from I mean, you know, the lock down, Teoh.

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A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND: George Farmer Talks About Being British & Living In The United States

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