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By Jim Stroud
Jim Stroud fights to save America from the Woke agenda by exposing the left and inspiring right turns with facts and informed opinions. Subscribe now to hear intriguing interviews, political and social commentary on current events and the occasional history lesson from a patriotic and conservative perspective. Plus, sign up for Jim Stroud's daily email newsletter - "Now What?" at sendfox.com/jimstroud
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How To Be Gay and Conservative with Lady MAGA
Truly, truly, truly you cannot judge a book by its cover! I had a long and interesting conversation with the drag artist - Lady MAGA. I walked away thinking that I met a truly courageous person. It is challenging enough to come out as gay but, to complement that by also identifying as a Conservative? Wow. We talked at length about the societal and economic impact of his decision to leave the left, patriotism, big tech censorship and the attacks on the freedoms we take for granted in America. Such a positive person despite the tragedies in his life. #Impressed Lady MAGA is one strong soul. Tune in to hear what I mean.  ABOUT MY GUEST Ryan Woods, AKA Lady MAGA USA, is a proud Eagle Scout, America-first  Republican, Christian, and political activist. He’s an award-winning  journalist with a background in mass communication and video production.  He’s President of Log Cabin Republicans Utah and is working to save his  state from a leftist takeover. He uses drag artistry to defy the  radical LGBTQIA+ movement which pushes a dangerous agenda such as  hormone injections for children, “drag kids,” sexually explicit “Pride  Parades” and overt persecution of traditional families and religious  Conservatives. His artistry is meant to be fun, uplifting, and  inspiring—not vulgar or degrading, as is the case with most mainstream  “Drag Queens.”  Lady Maga USA hosts a weekly podcast, creates online content, organizes  events, fights for Conservative legislation, writes articles and more. Website: https://ladymagausa.com/ Podcast: https://happytodaywithladymagausa.buzzsprout.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LadyMagaUSA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OqUmMnGSqJNX_ldmcduhw STAY CONNECTED WITH JIM STROUD Subscribe to Jim Stroud's daily updates here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud      Read the archives of Jim Stroud's content here: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/     Download Jim Stroud's free ebook here: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace: https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
31:05
July 27, 2021
A Civilized Discussion on Violence with Trent Gadner
Trent Gadner and I had no set agenda which is why its fascinating me how we ended up focused on weapons, martial arts, society's view of men and the need for a manly rite of passage in our country. This was certainly one of my favorite conversations and I think it will be one of yours. Don't miss it.  ABOUT MY GUEST Trent Gander runs the Gentleman's University of Manliness and related Irreverent Gentleman sites. His goal is to equip people today with the mental tools they need to survive in the modern world.   In his day job he is a freelance writer, life coach, and public speaker. Author of the Up-coming book and course "A Guide to Violence and Its Tools" Twitter: @Gentdeirreveren Blog: https://gentlemansuniversityofmanliness.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIrreverantGentleman Plus, keep up with Jim Stroud... Subscribe to Jim Stroud's daily updates here: Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud        Read the archives of Jim Stroud's content here: See what you missed: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/       Download Jim Stroud's free ebook here: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace: https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/  
24:53
July 26, 2021
Life in Cuba with Poet Robert Gonzalez
In this episode, I discuss life in Cuba and the Cuban protests for freedom with entrepreneur and poet Robert Gonzalez. ABOUT MY GUEST Robert Gonzalez was raised in Pennsylvania and currently lives in Florida, where he enjoys water sports such as deep sea fishing and scuba diving, as well as current events. His family had to flee the evils of Communism from Cuba, the stories of which left  an everlasting impression on him. With current events happening across America touching him personally, he recently wrote a book consisting of poems drawing parallels in America from 1776 to the present. You can learn more at https://www.eagleclawsbyrobertgonzalez.com/ Plus, keep up with Jim Stroud... Subscribe to Jim Stroud's daily updates here: Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud      Read the archives of Jim Stroud's content here: See what you missed: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/     Download Jim Stroud's free ebook here: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace: https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
23:08
July 23, 2021
What is woke culture doing to our children?
I just had a delightful conversation with children's author - Bracha Goetz. in our conversation we discussed her liberal upbringing and the events that caused her to become conservative. We also touched base on advice she would have given her younger self, when she was a very progressive activist. I also ask her to chime in on how Hasbro is promoting critical race theory with its products and how actions like it are affecting our children. If you want to feel inspired by a breath of fresh air, I highly suggest you tune into today's episode.  ABOUT MY GUEST Bracha Goetz is not your typical Harvard  grad - she's the author of 39 picture books that help children grow  spiritually, inspiring each uniquely beautiful soul to shine. Her  books make life's deepest concepts clear - in a delightfully simple way  - as children find big ideas in little words. Bracha Goetz can be  contacted for presentations at brachagoetzbooks@gmail.com. (BTW,  ever wonder why these bios are written in the "third person"? It's so  it looks like she wasn't the one writing this about herself - but she  really was! :) Find Bracha Goetz on Amazon https://j.mp/3BnsZEX FYI: Hasbro Critical Race Theory Training Session Teaches Employees that Babies Are Racist https://buff.ly/3eLQYE6 ... Plus, keep up with Jim Stroud... Subscribe to Jim Stroud's daily updates here: Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud    Read the archives of Jim Stroud's content here: See what you missed: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/   Download Jim Stroud's free ebook here: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace: https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
20:32
July 22, 2021
Election Integrity and Democrat Hypocrisy: An Interview with Professor David K. Clements
If you are a fan of Tucker Carlson or watch Steve Bannon's War Room then, no doubt you are familiar with my guest - Professor David Clements. He is quickly becoming the authoritative voice on election integrity. In my chat with him, we discussed the suspicious events surrounding the 2020 Presidential Election, the hypocritical reactions of Democrat leadership and how everyday Americans are fighting to save the republic. This episode is sure to inspire as it reminds us all what the true spirit of America is all about.  Links related to this podcast: Official telegram channel for Professor David K. Clements Main: t.me/theprofessorsrecord Chat: t.me/theprofessorsrecordchat Official website for Professor David K. Clements theprofessorsrecord.com Democrats denouncing voter machines as unsafe in 2018 https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1417095882907000836 ... Plus, keep up with Jim Stroud... Subscribe to Jim Stroud's daily updates here: Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud  Read the archives of Jim Stroud's content here: See what you missed: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/ Download Jim Stroud's free ebook here: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace: https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
38:16
July 21, 2021
How to be Black and Conservative with Joe Mobley
I spoke with Joe Mobley today about his worldview and what prompted him to become a conservative. Afterwards, we ventured down a long and winding road comparing liberal blacks to conservative blacks, foreign born blacks verses native born blacks, how far the left will go to prove a point and why the right doesn't fight that way. Towards the end, we settled on how people can (and should) stand up and be confident with their political voice, even when it means being ostracized by the popular crowd. I enjoyed the conversation and think you will too. Tune in and listen now.  ABOUT MY GUEST Joe Mobley is Coming Out of the Conservative Closet! 1️⃣ Web https://thejoemobleyshow.com/ 2️⃣ Twitter https://twitter.com/_JoeMobley 3️⃣ Locals https://thejoemobleyshow.locals.com/ 4️⃣ Join My Email List https://tjms.ck.page/018221d456 5️⃣ Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-joe-mobley-show/id1541505111 Plus, keep up with Jim Stroud... Subscribe to Jim Stroud's daily updates here: Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud  Read the archives of Jim Stroud's content here: See what you missed: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/ Download Jim Stroud's free ebook here: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace: https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
32:33
July 19, 2021
The Political Theater of Election Audits
I sat down with Jason Davis of "Don't Tread on Liberty Podcast." We discussed many things: Marxism, racism, critical race theory and politics in America. We talked for a long while but what stood out the most to me was his views on the election audits underway in Arizona. (So much so, I cut out all the other things we talked about and focused on that!) You see Jason lives in AZ. He is a very determined political activist with an unpopular view of what the election audits will accomplish. He sees it all as a distraction and that patriot efforts are better focused on election reform. Does he have a point? Tune in to hear his arguments which are based on the Constitution and his personal experiences. This is a VERY intriguing conversation. You do not want to miss it.  Links related to this podcast: # Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ # Don't Tread on Liberty Podcast - https://donttreadonliberty.com/podcast/ # House Democrats probe Arizona election auditor Cyber Ninjas and request documents https://buff.ly/3kkMpUV # If Donald Trump really won the election, what should happen next? https://buff.ly/2VJNeMJ # Big lie or big truth? We will all know soon enough. https://buff.ly/36BSc0h
22:22
July 16, 2021
Are Black People Free in America? (An interview with "Tree of Logic")
Are Black people free in America? If not, what enslaves them? Is it systemic racism? Is it political affiliation? Or is it a lack of cultural accountability? In this episode, Jim Stroud chats with "Tree," the YouTube sensation from the show - Tree of Logic. The conversation is lively and the topics ebb and flow around racism. For example, what determines true blackness in America? Just how rampant is liberal hypocrisy? What about "boogee" blacks in search of a struggle to identify with? And will racism ever go away when there is so much money and power to gain from it? The time flew by on this episode and as serious as the subject matter was, you could not tell from all the laughing. Tune in for a very, very interesting episode.  Find "Tree" online: Tree of Logic - https://www.treeoflogic.com/ The TreeHouse News - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClVOcdn1LNV8A98yZHYIDhQ
27:15
July 10, 2021
Reverse Discrimination is Still Discrimination (An interview with Red Blooded Patriot)
Its one thing to hear about reverse discrimination and quite another to experience it first hand. In this episode, I speak with Jeff Wagner of "Red Blooded Patriot" fame to discuss how the HR department told him that he would not be promoted because it would skew their diversity numbers. In addition to discussing his reaction to that, we delve into issues of equality, white people on welfare, lowering professional standards for the sake of equity, the left's pro-segregation demands and who benefits from all the racial division in America. Spoiler alert: China. You do not want to miss this episode! Its a good one.  Connect with the Red Blooded Patriot on these platforms: Website: https://www.redbloodedpatriots.com Rumble:  https://rumble.com/c/c-593407 BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/wZ4gr17hfck0/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClvqlih2gBMu3uhFz46Q3uA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Patriot-Review-364135587879329 Support the Patriot Review at: Patreon:  https://www.patreon.com/thepatriotreview Subscribe to my daily updates here: Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud  Read the archives of my content here: See what you missed: https://blog.jimstroud.com/archives/ Links related to this podcast can be found here:  Ricci v. DeStefano  https://buff.ly/3dUblOR No Americans Need Apply https://buff.ly/3yC9sOV “Hampton Inn Franchise to Pay $85K to Settle EEOC Race and National Origin Bias Suit” https://buff.ly/3jREQVn Racism against white people doesn’t exist in America? I disagree. – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3w2NYJj Reverse discrimination - YouTube https://buff.ly/3hGCxSw “ARNE WILBERG vs. GOOGLE, INC, et al” https://buff.ly/3ACJJHT Ex-recruiter accuses Google of hiring discrimination against white, Asian men https://buff.ly/3dRjwf1
27:12
July 7, 2021
A New Kind Of Evil - Forced Human Organ Harvesting #CHINA
I thought that I had heard it all and nothing more could surprise me.  And then, I had a chat with Mitchell Gerber who blew my mind when he informed me of a new kind of evil happening in China. Imagine if you would, finding human beings at their healthy peak then harvesting their organs while they are still alive. The motivation? Millions, upon millions, upon millions of dollars for the healthcare industry in China. How has this been allowed to continue for the past two decades or so? Why hasn't the mainstream media been reporting this? How truly, truly evil is this? Tune in for a very intriguing conversation with an investigative reporter who has been on this story for 20 years. Links related to this podcast: A New Kind Of Evil - Forced Human Organ Harvesting #CHINA - https://buff.ly/3huNRRw Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Subscribe to my daily updates here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud  Stand up against critical race theory! Get your t-shirt now, while supplies last. - https://buff.ly/2THzrVS
35:42
July 3, 2021
The Black America Accountability Paradox
Last week the nation honored Juneteenth by making it a national holiday. In most cases, it was celebrated as intended with parades and festivals. However, there were some instances where reprehensible acts were done in its honor. When I learned how some African Americans brought in the Juneteenth holiday, I was embarrassed for them. It made me wonder if Black America would ever hold itself accountable for its self-inflicted wounds. In this episode, accountability is the word of the day. Tune in to see what I mean.  Links related to this episode: When will Black America hold itself accountable? – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/2SMB8RY Subscribe to my daily updates - https://sendfox.com/jimstroud Free ebook: “Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace” - https://buff.ly/3mBM0uQ Character > Color Classic T-Shirt - https://buff.ly/2THzrVS
07:08
June 25, 2021
My interview with Taylor Ealand of Contrarix
Since its inception, my Things I Think About podcast has been a series of monologues.  I will continue in that tradition. However, starting today, I will be incorporating interviews and panel discussions on political, social and cultural issues as well. This is the first podcast in this new direction. Today, I join Taylor Ealand for a completely unfiltered conversation on critical race theory, being conservative in California, my disdain for the mainstream media, the equality act, weaknesses inside the Republican Party, genderless bathrooms and more. Tune in for a VERY interesting chat with an up and coming superstar on the red horizon.  | No doubt, you will want to hear more from Taylor Ealand. Find him at Contrarix.com and look up "Contrarix" on your preferred podcast platform. And while you're at it... Download my free ebook: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace Stand up against critical race theory by proudly wearing this t-shirt! (While supplies last.) Click here to subscribe to my daily updates. Random comments from the podcast: 03:00 - My name is Taylor Ealand 05:30 - Is CRT the greatest threat to America or simply something to get over? 07:44 - Governor Newsome is conjuring up bread and circuses to distract people from his recount 10:05 - It was good that he was recalled because it forced him to talk to the people 12:06 - Within 6 hours of being arrested they were out on $0.00 bail 14:35 - What will stop CRT? Cultural shirt? Lawsuits? General embarrassment?  17:59 - So he thought Islam was the key to unifying the races 20:00 - Doctors with religious objections to abortion will be forced to perform the procedure 21:48 - I don't see Joe Manchin voting against religion 23:47 - Republicans get mad at me all the time for saying that. 24:54 -My preferred pronouns are attack, heli and copter 25:32 - It honestly makes me ashamed of my country 27:53 - Her next initiative was a genderless bathroom If you have not already, please share this podcast with your network. Thank you in advance. 
29:38
June 23, 2021
Isn’t Juneteenth a “made up” holiday created by the left?
On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a law proclaiming Juneteenth, June 19, a federal holiday. Juneteenth National Independence Day is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. In this episode, I discuss the following topics:  What is Juneteenth? Isn’t Juneteenth a “made up” holiday created by the left? What is the Juneteenth tradition? Links related to this podcast: In Honor of Juneteenth – Jim Stroud https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/06/18/in-honor-of-juneteenth/ Fight Critical Race Theory with a "Character > Color" t-shirt!  https://buff.ly/2THzrVS
08:52
June 18, 2021
America is NOT a racist country (and I can prove it!)
A recent survey revealed that black people agree that race relations are worse under Biden than when trump was in office.  When I read that it  occurred to me that if someone really wanted to know the state of race relations in the USA, three data points would be undeniable: the rate of interracial marriages, interracial families and interracial adoptions. What better measures could there be of total acceptance than that? In this episode I share some very compelling stats. Links related to this episode: SURVEY: Race Relations Worse Under Biden than Trump https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/04/12/survey-race-relations-worse-under-biden-than-trump/ Subscribe to my daily newsletter https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
08:46
June 12, 2021
Who Is More Racist, Democrats or Republicans?
Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media, I found out that Hunter Biden is quite comfortable using the "N" word. The revelation made me wonder which political party is the most overtly racist? Well, I did a bit of research to find out. Tune in to see what I discovered.  Links related to this episode: Using the N Word for Fun and Profit https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/06/10/using-the-n-word-for-fun-and-profit/ The Inconvenient Truth about the Democratic Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_a7dQXilCo&t=6s Subscribe to my daily newsletter! https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
13:59
June 12, 2021
A Simple Solution to our Police Problem
Who wants to be a policeman in the #DefundThePolice era? With so many policemen quitting and retiring, crime rates are exploding. This is a problem but, I have a simple solution. Tune in to find out what it is.   Links related to this podcast can be found here:  A Simple Solution to Our Police Problem - https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/04/27/a-simple-solution-to-our-police-problem/ Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Subscribe to my newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
12:47
June 6, 2021
Go Woke. Go Broke. It happens every time.
"Get Woke, Go Broke" (aka "Go Woke. Go Broke.") is a phrase coined by the internationally bestselling author John Ringo to express the opinion that when organizations “get woke” to politically correct actions, those same actions usually result in a massive loss of income. There are a LOT, and I mean a LOT, of companies that have fallen into this trap and yet they proliferate ad nauseum. In this episode, I share several examples of a lesson that some companies are refusing to learn. Enjoy and pass it on! Please and thank you in advance.  Links related to this podcast can be found here:  Go Woke and Go Broke Rings True Again https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/05/27/go-woke-and-go-broke-rings-true-again/ Subscribe to my newsletter NOW! (Its good for the environment. No, not really. But sign up anyways? Thanks in advance.) https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
07:33
May 29, 2021
Are you a racist? Take this quiz and find out.
In this episode, I share the literal meaning of the word - 'racism" and then share 3 news stories with you. At the conclusion of the podcast, I ask you if the stories I shared are examples of practiced racism. How you answer will give insight into whether or not you are a racist? Listen in and maybe learn something new about yourself.  Links related to this podcast: Are you racist? Take this quiz to find out. https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/05/21/are-you-racist-take-this-quiz-to-find-out/ FREE EBOOK: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/  Get my best updates in your email daily! https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
08:48
May 22, 2021
4 Reasons Why You Should Ban Critical Race Theory From Your Workplace
What is critical race theory? It is a movement to make racism socially acceptable. Critical race theory supports the logic that all whites are born racists and oppressors by nature. They are to be viewed as a collective threat to non-white people and beyond redemption. This sentiment is already infecting the American workplace via racial sensitivity and diversity trainings. Despite the obvious controversy, such trainings are being accepted as just and fair and at an alarming pace across Corporate America. At best, critical race theory is counterproductive and at worst it destroys the fabric of society by prohibiting community. To apply its tenets to the workplace is to commission a slow rot to your enterprise. In this episode, I give 4 reasons why companies should ban critical race theory from its workplace.  ... Subscribe to my blog: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud  FREE EBOOK: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
15:52
May 15, 2021
Can we trust the Trusted News Initiative?
A big thank you to my readers who keep me sending me interesting breadcrumbs to follow online because they lead to my more interesting rants. The latest curiosity presented to me was the Trusted News Initiative (TNI). Who are they? I had no idea before today, but now I wish I knew less about this radical bunch motivated by hubris. Tune in for the details of a powerful group dedicated to censorship for the greater good.  Links related to this podcast: Who can you trust when you can’t trust the media? – Jim Stroud https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/05/05/who-can-you-trust-when-you-cant-trust-the-media/ Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Subscribe to my blog today and get my updates in your email daily. https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
09:48
May 7, 2021
Special Report - Are Digital Tattoos the Mark of the Beast?
The reference to the “mark of the beast” comes up often in tech forums, especially in relation to biometrics. Now I had heard of the possibility of digital tattoos a while ago but did not think we were close to anything resembling the “mark of the beast” mentioned in the book of Revelations. That is, until I did some research and oh, boy! What I discovered made my jaw drop. So much so, I decided to produce this episode commercial free. Stay tuned for what will be streams of conscious thoughts and speculation which I hope will make you think as well.  Links related to this video:  The Social Credit Score in China is a Bad, Bad Thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFeZ5vXoiGI&t=1s   Special Report - Are Digital Tattoos the Mark of the Beast?  https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/04/29/are-digital-tattoos-the-mark-of-the-beast/
26:53
April 30, 2021
Twitter Locked My Account. This is why.
The other day Twitter locked me out of account for violating their rules. What did I share that Twitter found so detestable? Tune in to find out.  Links related to this podcast: Twitter blocked my account. This is why. – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3tOQvqf Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - Jim Stroud https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Follow my blog now and get my best updates in your email every day - https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
05:11
April 24, 2021
Why You Should NEVER Apologize for Being White
Racism is never right, no matter the origin. Black people can be just as racist, if not more so, as the white people they complain about. Ironically, that type of racism is acceptable in the mainstream. I discuss the phenomenon in this episode.  Links cited in this episode can be found here:  Why You Should Never Apologize for Being White #RacismIsEvil – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/32JVkVK Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - Jim Stroud https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Follow my blog now and get my best updates in your email every day - https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
13:53
April 24, 2021
Ghettos for thee but not for Me
Here's a quote from the NY Post, "As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records." When this inconvenient fact hit the tabloids there were accusations of fraud and calls for an investigation into her finances by one of the BLM leaders. As shocking as this all is (I'm shocked. #sarcasm), this news will not hit the critical mass that it should. Indeed, it will all be forgotten and in the very near future. I'll explain why in this episode.  Links related to this episode can be found here: Ghettos for thee but, not for me. – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3s7o8BW FYI: I am a proud member of the Freedom First Network. https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/
10:43
April 14, 2021
SURVEY: Race Relations Worse Under Biden than Trump
To quote Washington Examiner, "According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, this one on the George Floyd murder trial of a white Minneapolis police officer, 40% of likely voters said race relations have deteriorated under Biden. About 3% of respondents said they see no change, and 22% said they are better." When I read that I wondered how race relations are measured in our country. Typically, there is a survey or poll of some kind, followed by opinion. It occurred to me that if someone really wanted to know the state of race relations in the USA, three data points would be undeniable: the rate of interracial marriages, interracial families and the rate of interracial adoption. What better measures could there be of total acceptance than that? I think it would be hard to find a more convincing argument. In this episode, I share stats on what I found.  Links related to this episode can be found here: SURVEY: Race Relations Worse Under Biden than Trump – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/2QgAkTA FYI: I am a proud member of the Freedom First Network. https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/
12:22
April 14, 2021
911 is a joke!
What happens when a city decides not to prosecute crimes? Specifically, crimes like drug possession, prostitution and defecating in public? Chances are people will stop calling the police since they know help will not be forthcoming. So, when 911 calls go down is that really proof that not prosecuting those crimes is resulting in less crimes. Umm... NO! But, that won't stop cities like Baltimore and Los Angeles from doing it. Tune in to hear me rant on the issue.  Links related to this podcast episode can be found here: 911 is a joke! – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/39pJQuj FYI: I am a proud member of the Freedom First Network. https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/
09:42
April 14, 2021
Listener Update - April 13, 2021
I wanted to give you a quick heads up on some of the changes happening with our podcast. Yes, our podcast, because we are in this together.  FYI: I am a proud member of the Freedom First Network. https://freedomfirstnetwork.com/
01:48
April 14, 2021
The Covid Conspiracy: What They Don't Want You To See
I dive into a very interesting article about Covid-19 and how certain information, from authoritative voices, are censored online. To quote from the article I discuss, "Informed consent isn’t possible when the opinions of renowned experts are being censored by those who control which voices we get to hear." Truer words have not been spoken. Tune in and be amazed by what the mainstream media has kept from you concerning Covid-19. Links related to this podcast: Ignorance is the Most Dangerous Thing – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3wJgvVU Dr. Anthony Fauci: Two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are better than one https://buff.ly/3fUOTXP Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://buff.ly/3mBM0uQ Get my BEST updates delivered to your inbox. https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
11:41
April 9, 2021
2 + 2 = 5
Heroes do great things. They also perform small acts of resistance. Case in point, one teenage boy resisted his teacher's attempt to turn him into a racist. Sounds weird, I know. Tune in to hear about one inspiring act of resistance against critical race theory in school.  Resources related to this podcast can be found here: Today is April 1, 1984. How many fingers do you see? – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/31A5d82 Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3mBM0uQ
10:05
April 2, 2021
This is Why Recruiters Don't Give Feedback
I have a background in recruiting so from time to time, I get questions like this via LinkedIn, “Do you think companies should give more feedback to candidates after interviews?” The question was posed to me in an open forum. Before I responded, I noticed that the comments were from the perspective of the jobseeker. Understandably, everyone who interviews for a job wants to know the “real deal” on why they were rejected. More often than not, job seekers receive a form letter that says (in so many words) thanks but no thanks, we hired someone else. As blunt as that response is, I think it’s the best course of action for the company. Why? Several reasons but this recent headline gives one prime example - "Facebook Told Black Applicant with PH.D She Needed to Show Culture Fit." In this episode, I discuss that article and my reactions.  Links related to this episode: This is why companies do not give job applicants feedback… – Jim Stroud https://buff.ly/3bEzhVV Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace -  https://buff.ly/3mBM0uQ
12:56
March 27, 2021
Its okay to be racist when...
One of the tenets of Critical Race Theory is to see racism in everything. I talked about that in my ebook – “Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace.” Whenever I see reports of hate crimes, I tend to be skeptical. This is not to say that hate crimes do not exist. They certainly do. However, I do not believe that they occur at the rates the mainstream media and the culture of leftist victimhood would have me believe. I also have noticed that in certain circumstances, racism is perfectly fine and socially acceptable. I share my thoughts on these issues inside this episode.  Resources cited in this podcast: Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Is racial discrimination ever right? Yes, apparently… https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/02/05/is-racial-discrimination-ever-right-yes-apparently/ Sign up for my daily updates - NOW! https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
09:21
March 19, 2021
Listener Update - March 18, 2021
This is a quick note of thanks. Back soon with a new season. Follow my daily updates at https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
01:52
March 18, 2021
Who decides the sex of your child?
Who decides the sex of your child? Biology? Not anymore, if some people have their way. Did you know that there is a growing movement to give the choice of personal gender to children without input or prior consent from their parents? I discuss gender-dysphoric children and how a certain doctor describes transition affirming protocol is nothing less than child abuse.  Links related to this podcast: Who decides the sex of your child? – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/2MqtNnI Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/
15:04
March 11, 2021
What will Black Lives Matter do next?
Black Lives Matter raised $90,000,000.00 in donations last year. What will they do with all of that money? I share my predictions in this podcast. Spoiler alert: I see parallels with the Back Panther Party from the Civil Rights Era.  Links related to this podcast:  Black Lives Matter raised $90,000,000.00 last year. - https://buff.ly/2O1biqB Black History Quiz - https://blackhistoryquiz.com Subscribe to my daily updates here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
15:53
March 9, 2021
Does Joe Biden have dementia?
With all due respect and honor due to the leader of the free world, I have to ask, is President Joe Biden all there? There have been rumors of dementia as far back as when he was running for President. I examine the rumors and make some observations of my own in this episode.  Links related to this podcast: With all due respect, is Biden all there? https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/02/25/with-all-due-respect-is-biden-all-there/ Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Sign up for my newsletter! https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
11:07
March 5, 2021
No Jab. No Job. Big Problem!
Companies the world over are forcing the issue of vaccinations on their present day and future employers. What are the ramifications of that? What are the legal liabilities on employers? Do employees now and future have a choice? Tune in for a very controversial episode.  Links related to this episode: Articles discussed in this episode can be found here: https://j.mp/3aCdzRY Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace, Free eBook by Jim Stroud https://www.tradepub.com/free/w_jims01/ Subscribe to my daily updates here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
12:59
March 2, 2021
5 Biden Scandals You Might Not Know About
A popular search term on DuckDuckGo is "Biden Crime Family." Why is that search trending? The mainstream media has done a really good job at suppressing news that would be global headline scandals if they involved President Donald Trump and his family members. A recent poll proved that one in six Biden voters would have changed their vote if they had known about the scandals suppressed by the mainstream media. So, just what are those scandals? Well, I discuss the ones I know about in this episode. Tune in now before big tech deletes my podcast.  Links related to this podcast: Real Life Politics is the Best Reality Show on Television – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/3bbEAuw Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace - Jim Stroud https://j.mp/387W5tW Subscribe to my email updates here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
13:20
February 27, 2021
CNN Wants to Cancel, Not Compete
CNN has been advocating for the demise of FOX, One America News Network and Newsmax, all conservative news outlets. I see this as proof that CNN is more interested in promoting their media narratives than being a business. If they were about business, CNN would be competing with their own conservative opinion shows. I analyze the situation in this episode.  Links related to this podcast: Why not just create a better product? – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/3pzuauK Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://j.mp/387W5tW Subscribe to my daily updates - https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
10:42
February 25, 2021
The Dangers of Long Term Mask Use
I’ve noticed a new trend lately and likely you have too or, will soon recognize it. People are wearing more than one mask to combat Covid. A lot of focus has been on protecting other people from (possibly) catching Covid from you. However, what are the effects to you when you wear a mask long-term? No one seems to be talking about that. I was curious. I looked it up and found that there are some very serious health risks to wearing a mask long-term, the most severe being death. Tune in to hear what I mean.  Info related to this podcast: “The Dangers of Long Term Mask Use” https://buff.ly/2Z7rfNX “FACE MASKS: A 2020 TIMELINE, WHO’S U-TURN & STILL NO HIGH QUALITY EVIDENCE” https://j.mp/37KrC5T Get my BEST updates delivered to your inbox everyday. https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
12:42
February 24, 2021
How Liberals and Conservatives Respond to Death
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III is an American radio personality, conservative political commentator, author and former television show host. He is best known as the host of his radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show, which has been in national syndication on AM and FM radio stations since 1988. People on the right lionized him just as much (if not greater) as people on the left demonized him. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, Rush Limbaugh’s impact on politics has been undeniable. Also, how you respond to his death says a lot about your politics.  ... Resources related to this podcast can be found here: How Liberals and Conservatives Respond to Death – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/2NeJi2B Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace https://buff.ly/3mBM0uQ
10:54
February 23, 2021
Wow! Coca Cola Trains Their Employees to Be "Less White."
Wait. What?! SHOCKING VIDEO! Coca-Cola is training their employees to be “less white?” Wow. Critical Race Theory rears its ugly racist head again. In this episode I share a disturbing discovery from Dr. Karlyn Borysenko that you have to hear to believe. Further details about the resources cited in this podcast can be found on my blog. Links below. ...  Coca-Cola is training their employees to be “less white?” Wow. – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/3pC34lJ Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace – Updated – Jim Stroud https://j.mp/3lh1Jyu Subscribe to my blog now, more rants coming! https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
13:31
February 20, 2021
The Raging Hate Against Conservatives
Two recent articles are typical of the raging hate against conservatives. Disney fired actress Gina Carano from the cast of the popular Disney Plus-Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian. Her firing came after Carano shared a social media post that critics say downplayed the experience of Jews during the Holocaust. In my opinion, and in the viewpoint of others, it did not. YouTube recently banned Lifesite from its platform because it disagreed with its pro-life politics. These are but mild examples of how the left seeks to destroy the influence of conservatives in America. I share more disturbing examples on this podcast.  Links to the resources mentioned can be found on my blog here: https://blog.jimstroud.com/2021/02/08/the-war-and-hate-against-conservatives/ Subscribe to my daily updates here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
16:07
February 13, 2021
The Unpredictable But Inevitable Return of Donald Trump
President Trump is out of office but not out of the mind of his friends and enemies. He said in his goodbye speech that he would return in some form. What did he mean by that? And what will happen when that day come? I speculate on what will eventually happen in this episode.  ... "Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace" https://bit.ly/RacismReimagined Subscribe to my daily newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
13:08
February 6, 2021
Equity is not Equality. Equality is what I want.
“I’ll be driving our efforts to ensure that matters of equity and justice are fully incorporated into all that we try to do,” said Susan E. Rice, chair of Biden’s Domestic Policy Council. The talk of equity sounds good yet, it doesn’t mean what most people  think when they hear it. There has been a long running argument focused  on equity vs equality that will only heat up during the Biden administration. However the crux of the argument of equity verses equality could be summed up in two expressed viewpoints: Kamala Harris vs Ben Shapiro. In this episode, I discuss the equity verses equality argument and add my viewpoints as well. Tune in for a very controversial episode.  Resources cited in this podcast can be found here: http://bit.ly/equityvequality "Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace" https://bit.ly/RacismReimagined Subscribe to my daily newsletter: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
14:47
January 30, 2021
Domestic Terrorism: Trump's New Army and the Terrorist Next Door
When I was growing up, horror movies frightened me: Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, American Werewolf in London and so on used to have me biting my fingernails and jumpy for days after watching them. Yet, I would not stop watching them because they were thrilling and because in the back of my mind, I knew it was fake. At some point the director would say “cut” and all the actors playing dead will arise and everyone would go home.  Today something else scares me more than Freddy Krueger or Jason ever could because its real and there seems to be no stopping it. A priority in President Biden’s administration is to stamp out domestic terrorism. Domestic terrorism is loosely being defined as anyone who supported and/or voted for Donald Trump which is about 70 million people. Is that wise? I will discuss the war against domestic terrorism in general and #TrumpsNewArmy specifically, in this episode.  My eBook - "Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace" can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/RacismReimagined Subscribe to my updates (blog posts, videos, podcasts, more) here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud
15:10
January 23, 2021
Who won the 2020 presidential election?
You can divide the USA down the middle by asking one question, “Who won the 2020 presidential election?” Depending on your answer, you are demonized at worst, considered duped by the media at best or somewhere in between. There are a lot of memes and “Facebook facts” abounding about the election but few back up their stance with a PhD level analysis of the facts. One who did was Dr. Peter Navarro. I’ll be talking about him and his very famous report series in this episode.  Links related to this podcast can be found here: http://bit.ly/whowontheelection My eBook - "Racism Reimagined: How Critical Race Theory Imperils the American Workplace" can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/RacismReimagined Subscribe to my updates (blog posts, videos, podcasts, more) here: https://sendfox.com/jimstroud 
15:27
January 16, 2021
Season 3 is about to begin!
Season 3 of my podcast series is about to begin! Tune in for details on that and something else. (Wink) Find more great content like this at JimStroud.com.
01:19
January 16, 2021
Listener update
On holiday break! Back in 2021
00:44
December 30, 2020
St. Nicholas and The Secret History of Black Santas
The modern image of Santa Claus was created in the late 1800s by American artist Thomas Nast in a series of cartoons for Harper's Weekly magazine. It became a staple of Christmas cards and advertising images in the early 20th Century, most notably a 1930s Coca-Cola commercial, which some believe popularized his distinctive red-and-white garb. However, the origins of this cultural icon run much deeper than that. In fact, it predates the inception of our nation, itself. I’ll share the true origin of Santa Claus and the secret history of Black Santas in America. Tune in for a very special episode. Please, please, please share this episode with with your network during this holiday season.  Links related to this episode: The origins of Black Santa Claus History of Santa Sorry, America, Santa Claus Wasn't Really White What Is a Dowry? Dowry on Wikipedia The Real Face of St. Nicholas The secret history of black Santas 'Black Santa' Helping Spread Christmas Cheer At MOA Special Notice: Give the gift of Black History! Buy the Black History Quiz Puzzle Book on Amazon today.  Subscribe to the Black History Newsletter today! Find more great content like this on my blog at JimStroud.com. All tips are appreciated! $jimstroud1
17:23
December 18, 2020
CENSORSHIP: How They Hide What They Don’t Want You To See
I stumbled across an article the other day about a black man firing a gun into a crowd of trump supporters. Regardless of someone's political leanings, I thought it was a relevant story; especially as massive rallies are still being held today. Yet, it was not a blip on the national news. It also did not go viral on social media, which I thought would've likely happened. And then I wondered if the story was trending on social media but was soon thereafter censored by big tech companies.  "How does censorship work with big tech companies?" I wondered. So, I looked it up and will share with you what I found in this episode. | Special thanks to my sponsor Black History Quiz (www.BlackHistoryQuiz.com) Also, all tips are appreciated. ($jimstroud1) Details on how to sponsor this podcast are below. Thank you in advance. 
12:32
December 12, 2020
Black People Won’t Take the Covid-19 Vaccine Because...
So, I read this article from the Los Angeles Times called “'Why won't Black folks trust us' on COVID-19?” and I thought it was fascinating, yet obvious, in terms to the answer to that question. To quote, "The second option is to target Black people and roll it out in the neighborhoods that have logged the most cases. "But then," Cofer said, "people are going to say, ‘Oh, no! You're not gonna experiment on us like you did with Tuskegee.’" In this episode, I go into deeper detail on The Tuskeegee Experiment and other reasons why, I think, most African-Americans will not take the Covid-19 Vaccine when it debuts.  | Links related to this podcast can be found on my blog. Subscribe to my blog now! (www.JimStroud.com)  Special thanks to my sponsor Black History Quiz! Subscribe to their newsletter now. (www.BlackHistoryQuiz.com)  And all tips are appreciated! Please support me via Anchor (details below) and/or via Cash App. ($jimstroud1) 
15:14
December 4, 2020
Its Culture Not Color That Holds Us Back
I read an article in USA Today entitled,  "What is systemic racism? Here’s what it means and how you can help dismantle it.” When I read it, a healthy skepticism triggered within me. There was a big emphasis on how systemic racism made it difficult for African Americans to succeed.  Yet,  I could name many successful African American celebrities, athletes, business people and politicians.  And that lead me to consider other questions.  If systemic racism is such a problem today, why are so many minority groups doing better than whites economically?  In the past, systemic racism was much more pronounced than it is today. That being the case, it would be impossible for African Americans to become millionaires after the Civil War and yet, there were several. Why?  And if systemic racism is not the blame or at least, not the biggest impediment to African American progress, what is? I mull over all these things in this episode of my podcast which is a condensed version of an article I posted on my blog earlier this year - "Its Color Not Culture That Holds Us Back." Read it on JimStroud.com. And last but not least, all tips are appreciated. Feel free to Cash App me anytime. ($jimstroud1)  ...
24:55
November 28, 2020
Do I have to be vaccinated to work here?
According to the CNBC, the United States reported more than 195,500 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, a record-high spike less than a week before Thanksgiving, which public health officials are warning could further exacerbate the outbreak. Health warnings are being circulated on TV, radio and the internet. Eventually Thanksgiving, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa and all other December holidays will be over. 2021 will emerge and with it, a return to the office. At least, some people think so and have made huge investments in returning to the office. They have also created some severe penalties. What do I mean by that? Its quite possible that unless you are vaccinated against Covid-19  you will be prohibited from working, traveling and interacting with society. Sound crazy? Its entirely possible based on what's already happening in Australia. (No jab. No job.) Tune into a very controversial episode.  Links related to this podcast can be found at JimStroud.com. (Subscribe to my blog today. Please and thank you.)  All tips are appreciated! Cash app me at: ($jimstroud1) https://cash.app/$jimstroud1  
20:10
November 21, 2020
The Next American Civil War is Upon Us - Our Politics are Out of Control
One of my articles, “The Next American Civil War is Upon Us” has been growing in popularity on my blog – JimStroud.com. So much so, I decided to do this shortened podcast version here. Please check out the full version and subscribe to my blog while you’re at it. I will appreciate it.  Here begins a short preview of what you will hear in this episode, "Yesterday, the media declared Joe Biden as President-Elect of the United States. People celebrated. People lamented. It was the very spark of a new civil war. You see, many are under the impression that the media calls out the winner of the election. They do not. When George Bush ran against Al Gore for the US Presidency, the media declared Al Gore as the winner. Yet, there were recounts and indeed George Bush was the winner, much to the chagrin of Al Gore supporters. Today, history is repeating itself before our very eyes. However, this time, I think the effects will be far worse for our country."  If you want to support my work, a quick tip via Cash App is ALWAYS appreciated. ($jimstroud1 / https://cash.app/$jimstroud1)   The article that inspired this podcast: https://blog.jimstroud.com/2020/11/08/the-next-american-civil-war-is-upon-us/ 
15:37
November 14, 2020
Voting is broken. This will fix it!
It is 3 days after the 2020 Presidential Election and that is simply unacceptable to me. With all of our technology and workforce available, there is really no reason why this should be the case. The skeptical side of me leans towards the notion that the complications in counting the votes is rooted in some nefarious intent. Whereas the more optimistic side of me suggests that I should not underestimate the potential of human incompetence. Either way, I see a simple solution for all of this. I am presenting them here with the hope that future elections do not suffer the foibles of this one.  The transcript of this episode and related links can be found at www.JimStroud.com. If you like what you hear, all tips are appreciated. Cash App me at $jimstroud1 
15:39
November 7, 2020
What has Trump done for Black America?
In the last Presidential debate, President Donald Trump said, "...with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, no one has done more for the black community than Trump." As spirited as the debate was that comment resonated with me more than all the rest. It made me wonder. What has President Trump done for African Americans? If anything… Is he truly the greatest President for blacks since Abraham Lincoln? Is he as racist as so many people want me to believe? I wanted to know for myself so I did my own research. Tune in to hear what I found out.  Links related to this episode can be found here: http://bit.ly/TrumpPodcast Special thanks to my sponsor Black History Quiz: https://blackhistoryquiz.com  And if you have not already, subscribe to my blog for more great content at JimStroud.com.  NOTE: In the thumbnail of this podcast is a picture of Donald Trump with Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali. Details can be found here: http://bit.ly/TrumpPhotoPodcast 
22:42
October 30, 2020
What is the fairest way to pay remote (work from home) workers?
Facebook announced in May that up to half of its workforce is likely to be working from home within the next five to 10 years. There is one caveat: staff salaries could be adjusted to align with the cost of living in their chosen location, meaning potential pay cuts for those considering moving away from its expensive Palo Alto base and other global hubs. Is this fair? I think about the pros and cons of paying remote (work from home) workers and come up with a compromise that is fair for workers and companies alike. Listen in and let me know if my idea has merit or if I am way off the mark.  | Find more great content on my website - JimStroud.com. (Subscribe to my blog now!) 
15:22
October 27, 2020
Listener Update - 10/25/20
My next podcast is debuting on Tuesday. Find out why its late this week.   And here are the links I mentioned in the update: Friendly Discourse: Remote Workers Deserve Less (Tuesday, Oct 27th)  HOW A PANDEMIC CHANGED WORK AND SOURCING (Wednesday, Oct 28th)  Thanks again for all of your support!  Jim Stroud
01:36
October 26, 2020
Hidin' Biden - How Big Tech is Fixing the Presidential Election
The NY Post published the political equivalent of a nuclear bomb this week. Based on emails from Hunter Biden's laptop, they have found credible evidence of Joe Biden’s corruption when he served in the White House under President Obama. As amazing as this is to me, what is even more surprising is how this information has been banned from social media and censored in the mainstream media during this critical Presidential election season. What does that say about the state of our American democracy? I discuss it all in this episode.  Special thanks to my sponsor - BlackHistoryQuiz.com!  Links related to this episode can be found on my blog at JimStroud.com. 
15:10
October 18, 2020
Who made Yelp the racism police?
In case you didn’t know, the crowdsourced review website - Yelp will now identify businesses accused of racism on its platform. This is a VERY bad idea. Why? I share three reasons.  Yelp as the racism police is a bad idea because of the potential for abuse. Yelp as the racism police is a bad idea because of their own hypocrisy. Yelp as the racism police is a bad idea because of the potential loss of human life. This episode is courtesy of Black History Quiz. Subscribe to their newsletter today.  Resources related to this episode can be found on JimStroud.com. 
14:32
October 12, 2020
Slavery was abolished! Its time to forgive.
Americans in general identify with one form of religion or another; although that number is declining. Pew Research Center conducted surveys in 2018 and 2019 and discovered 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. When the focus is on African Americans, nearly eight-in-ten African Americans (79%) identify as Christian. That is also according to Pew research. Why do I share all of that? To make a point. The overall majority of Americans claim a religion; typically Christian. Forgiveness is a major tenet of Christianity. So, why haven’t Americans, especially African Americans, forgiven slavery? I hypothesize that in this episode of my podcast.  Special thanks to my sponsor Black History Quiz!  Resources cited in this podcast can be found at JimStroud.com 
17:15
October 6, 2020
Critical Race Theory is Racism. Resist it!
Please leave a 5-Star rating (or what you feel is appropriate) and comments on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform.  ...   President Donald Trump canceled race-related training sessions in federal agencies and companies doing business with the United States government. I support that decision because the cancelled training is founded in Critical Race Theory [CRT]. In my opinion, CRT is evil and should be resisted. Not only should it be banned from the government but, corporate America and the public school systems! Unfortunately, that is not the case and CRT is taking ground in those areas of society. I discuss it all in this season two opener.  Links related to this podcast episode can be found on JimStroud.com.  Special thanks to our sponsor Black History Quiz. Subscribe to their newsletter today. 
20:55
September 28, 2020
Listener Update - 09/26/20
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02:31
September 26, 2020
Season One Closer
This is my reflection of season one of my podcast and a promise of things to come. Season 2 will begin in a couple of weeks. Tune in to learn what I will be doing in the meantime.  If you have not already, please subscribe to my websites. My Blog https://blog.jimstroud.com Black History Quiz https://www.blackhistoryquiz.com 
02:52
September 21, 2020
Go Woke and Go Broke: Diversity Quotas Will Kill Your Business
In my latest podcast, I discuss the new diversity quotas that must be met before you can win a “Best Picture” Oscar. I then give examples of how diversity quotas have caused potential harm, were a waste of time and contributed to a large amount of death. When concluding, I make numerous predictions about the demise of Hollywood unless they change course immediately. Tune in now! Special thanks to my sponsor – Black History Quiz. Subscribe to their newsletter today. www.blackhistoryquiz.com
18:56
September 14, 2020
The Case Against Reparations for African Americans
The other day, I was speaking to a very dear friend of mine about race issues in America. (My friend happens to be white.) She asked me what percentage of black people would likely hold her personally responsible  for slavery? I told her that I could not quantify a percentage but likely,  many African Americans would hold her responsible for the sins of her ancestors. For the record, I vehemently disagree with that opinion.  Why?   Over the years,  I’ve heard several arguments made for reparations on numerous occasions but none have satisfied me. Why? For me, it always comes down to this - who should pay? It is this question that my case against reparations for African Americans rest. Tune in for the details. Research related to this podcast can be found on JimStroud.com. 
18:21
September 8, 2020
Is It Time to Cancel Robert Byrd?
This is election season and as such, I expect propaganda to flow from both sides of the aisle. One that caught my eye today was against Joe Biden. It was a picture of him holding hands with the late Senator Robert Byrd at a political rally with the caption, “Does a Photo Show Joe Biden With the ‘Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan’?” The internet meme caught my attention so, I had to research Robert Byrd and learn about this alleged Klan connection. For the record, Senator Robert Byrd was NOT a Grand Wizard. Was he involved with the Klan in any way? Most definitely. In this episode, I look into the history of one of the longest serving U.S. Senators in American history and ask, "Is it time to cancel Robert Byrd?"  Resources related to this podcast can be found at www.JimStroud.com.  Special thanks to my sponsor Black History Quiz / www.blackhistoryquiz.com 
17:34
August 31, 2020
Bad News is Good for Business
The evening newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC have been 150 times more negative when covering President Trump compared to presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to a new study.  News stories in general and reports focused on President Donald Trump in particular will continue to be reported negatively because its highly profitable for the mainstream media. (No, its not purely for ideological reasons.) In this episode I discuss research focused on the media, the psychological effects of so much negative news coverage and why nothing will change despite the adverse effects on the public.The transcript and resources related to this podcast can be found on JimStroud.com.   
12:19
August 24, 2020
40 Acres, a Mule and Reparations For Slavery
The idea of reparations being paid to African Americans as recompense for slavery is a hot topic in America and has been for quite a while. In this episode of "Things I Think About," I examine the very first attempt by the United States government to give reparations to African Americans post civil-war. The historical insights I share may surprise you as much, if not more, than they did me. Tune in to find out. | Big thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz. | Click here to subscribe to Black History Quiz Links related to this episode can be found on JimStroud.com. 
10:20
August 15, 2020
White Privilege is a Myth
Oprah Winfrey believes America is based on a caste system and that no matter your lot in life, as long as you are white, you have an advantage over all other minorities; alluding to what is popularly known as “white privilege.”  Is this true? I do a bit of research and decide that its not.  Tune in to hear my argument on why white privilege is illogical (to put it mildly). Big thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz! Subscribe to their newsletter now because it takes more than a month to learn our history. (https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq)  Resources related to this episode can be found here: https://bit.ly/ThingsIThinkAbout8 
14:55
August 10, 2020
If America is so racist, why is this happening?
I saw a video that featured teenagers and their reaction to racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of the George Floyd protests and riots. Listening to some of their testimonies was heartbreaking as they likened the USA to a third world country run by demagogues and storm troopers.  When the video finished, I asked myself, "If I were a black immigrant with the entire world as my option, would I choose to live in a country that would oppress me at every turn?" Of course, I would not, yet millions of black immigrants flow into the USA everyday and they prosper. How can that be when America is so racist?  This is the first in a series of episodes defending America as being a racist institution profiting on the exploitation of minorities. More will come in the future.  Tune in to this one and share your thoughts? 
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August 6, 2020
How To Cancel "Cancel Culture"
The woke cancel culture in society seeks to publicly shame or withdraw support from public figures because of unpopular opinions or offensive actions. In some cases, it might be appropriate to do so, yet increasingly it is a sign of mob culture that has gotten out of control. What happens when cancel culture enters the workplace and people are fired because someone is triggered by an alleged woke vs racism comment or an opinion expressed decades ago? Worse yet, what if you are cancelled at work for trying to help a cause that both parties agree with? It may sound crazy but free speech is under attack and it is becoming more prevalent in the workspace. In this episode, Jim Stroud examines examples of cancel culture, why it persists and what it will take to finally end it. Tune in for a very special episode. Big thanks to Black History Quiz! Subscribe to the Black History Quiz Newsletter now! > https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq 
21:13
August 3, 2020
What's wrong with Marxism?
When writing The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx thought he was providing a road to utopia, but everywhere his ideas were tried, they resulted in catastrophe and mass murder. And there is no exception to that rule. Not the Soviet Union, not Eastern Europe, not China, not North Korea, not Vietnam, not Cuba, not Venezuela, not Bolivia, not Zimbabwe. Wherever Marxism goes, economic collapse, terror and famine follow. How is this relevant? Black Lives Matter co-founder – Patrisse Cullors admits that she and fellow founder – Alicia Graza are trained Marxists. I will speculate on the ramifications of that in this episode.  | Special thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz!  Subscribe to the Black History Quiz Newsletter today! (https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq) 
12:55
July 30, 2020
The Lone Ranger Manifesto
Next to my father, the only other man I looked up to when growing up was The Lone Ranger. Silver bullets, a black mask, a white horse and Tonto mean more in the maturity of my adulthood than they did in my childhood, but I always had an appreciation for them (even when I was not totally sure what I was celebrating). Webster defines a manifesto as “A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature.” If you would indulge me, I would like to explain and evangelize what I call “The Lone Ranger Manifesto” with the hope that it becomes not just a series of amusing observations, but a moral template to live by. | Resources related to this podcast can be found here: https://bit.ly/ThingsIThinkAbout4  / Special thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz! Subscribe to the Black History Quiz newsletter now! https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq/
09:35
July 27, 2020
Snowflakes Make Bad Employees
Do you know someone or, have seen someone, angry over trivial matters? Perhaps, you have witnesses someone go into a rage over a microaggression? If so, would you hire them to work for you? Chances are you would not because instinctively you know that they would make a bad employee. Well, you no longer have to rely on your gut for such decisions. A scientific paper has been published that backs up what you already knew. Snowflakes make bad employees. I discuss the research in this episode and oh boy, is it good! |  Articles and resources cited in this podcast can be found here:  https://bit.ly/ThingsIThinkAbout3  / Special thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz! Subscribe to the Black History Quiz newsletter now! https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq/
12:27
July 20, 2020
Defunding The Police is a Bad Idea
I watched an interview of Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors where she argued that police need to be defunded and by doing so, would resolve issues of homelessness, gentrification and improve the overall quality of life for society. I took note of what she said and found points where we agreed and very much disagreed. Plus, I make several ominous predictions based on a very disturbing trend. Articles and resources cited in this podcast can be found here: https://bit.ly/thingsithinkabout2 / Special thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz! Subscribe to the Black History Quiz newsletter now! https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq/
15:43
July 14, 2020
There is a place for passion and there is a place for facts.
I saw a video of a young woman engaging a senior citizen over her desire to tear down a statue; both African-American. The woman was irate and near the point of violence. The man of a certain age was calm, resolute and determined to have a civil discourse. As I watched it all play out, I wondered, how can society ever have civil discussions and peaceful resolutions when one side refuses to hear the other? I don’t have all the answers but, I do offer a few suggestions in this episode.  Articles and resources cited in this podcast can be found here: https://bit.ly/thingsIthinkabout1   Special thanks to my sponsor - Black History Quiz!  Subscribe to the Black History Quiz newsletter now! https://www.getrevue.co/profile/bhq/
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July 6, 2020