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Episode 79: False Narratives Have Bad Consequences… Rebuilding Community Trust with Chris Sherwin of the 3 Cops Talk Podcast

This week’s guest, Chris Sherwin, is an active duty police officer of more than 20 years, serving the public in Chicago’s suburbs. He and 2 other active duty policeman have a vitally important podcast, 3 Cops Talk, where they face tough subjects including police brutality, racial tension, how to keep yourself and your family safe during traffic stops and so much more. 

After all the misinformation spread by the media and politicians alike surrounding the incident in Minneapolis with George Floyd, Ferguson and other incidents where police encounters ended in tragedy, Chris and his co-hosts Scott & Shaun knew it was time to do something. Chris brings so much value to this week’s episode of the Derate The Hate podcast, and the trio of active duty coppers, along with their guests, do the same each week on their podcast. This is truly an episode you’ll want to download and share often. 

Episode 78: Sought Identity, Found by Hate, Working Toward Redemption… with Fredrick Cook

“Everybody wants to be the hero in their own life story”.
Fred Cook’s former lifestyle of hatred as a long time member of, and Chief of Staff for the National Socialist Movement, like so many others, did not start with him waking up one day deciding he wanted to live a hate filled life full of enemies. As an impressionable teen that suffered from lack of an identity, hate took its opportunity, and found Fred when he was most vulnerable.

Who is Fredrick Cook?
Fred Cook’s story is a fascinating one. Our conversation spans Fred’s time as an impressionable teen seeking an identity, then suffering a race related traumatic event, then falling in with skinheads…  and so much more leading up to present day, where Fred has been out of the NSM for several years and has taken his and his family’s life in a 180 degree turn from his former hate driven lifestyle full of enemies.

DTH Quickshot: Preview Clip of Conversation with Fred Cook, Former NSM Radical who converted to Judaism

Preview clip of Wilk’s conversation with Fred Cook, former Chief of Staff for the National Socialist Movement, now interventionist who has converted to Judaism

Episode 77: School Choice is an Answer, But it’s Not The Only Answer… conversation with Tony Kinnett of The Chalkboard Review

I asked the question last week, “What do you think of the K-12 public education system as it exists today?” I think that most people who are paying attention, if being intellectually honest, would say that it’s a complete mess and it’s in many ways out of control. It is certainly out of control in terms of parents being in control of their children’s education. Many would say, and have said, that the K-12 public education system has become just another indoctrination mill for the loudest voices with a poisonous agenda. Just this week, we’ve seen the Department of Justice put out notice that those who oppose CRT and other poisonous curriculum should be monitored as domestic terrorists. Kind of scary isn’t it?

In my conversation this week,  Tony Kinnett of the Chalkboard Review and I discuss his piece that was recently published in the National Review titled “Conservatives, Take Back the Education Field”. We also discuss the reality that school choice, while certainly an important cause that is desperately needed, is not the only answer to solve the problems we face as a nation with our education system. It will take much more than school choice legislation to fix the mess we’re in. So many important points came out of this great conversation with Tony. Don’t miss this great conversation and be sure to share it far and wide…

Episode 76: An Eye on Education, Cameras in the Classroom? …with Dr. Elana Fishbein

What are your thoughts on the K-12 public education system as it exists today in our country? In recent weeks and months we’ve seen several instances where fed up parents and community members have stood up to school boards all over the country, due to any number or reasons, be it CRT, LGBTQ curriculum, mask mandates, etc… 

Dr. Elana Fishbein of No Left Turn in Education is no stranger to the Derate The Hate podcast. We first spoke back in Episode 45 when No Left Turn was just a couple months in to their battle against the indoctrination that so many are becoming fed up with in our K-12 education system.  A lot has been happening with Dr. Fishbein and the No Left Turn organization since we last spoke, including some legal battles and working on proposed legislation to get cameras in to classrooms for full transparency of what our children are being taught.

Episode 75: Excuse Us!… A Lesson in Rudeness

This week’s topic comes straight out of an experience I had this past weekend when my wife and I were attending a group function on the St. Croix River in Stillwater, MN. As we were paying for parking, we encountered a shining example of the reason I came up with the phrase, “No matter how right you think you are, being rude is always the wrong answer”…

I also speak in this week’s episode about a hateful comment made by a host of a program on one of the more pathetic main stream media networks. I don’t normally dive too deep in to things such as this, but I found this to be a disgusting, division provoking comment about the Gabby Petito disappearance worth talking about. Those who stoke division by promoting racism and a victimhood mentality are the worst kind of racists…

Episode 74: Ideas That Get Your “of color” Card Revoked… with Angel Eduardo

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and came away thinking, if the world had more thinkers such as this, the world would be a much calmer and better place for everyone? The deep thinker I’m talking about is Angel Eduardo and I’m grateful this week for having the opportunity to speak with Angel on the Derate the Hate podcast.

I recently read a piece by Angel published in Newsweek, “Stop calling me “white” for having the wrong opinions”, which stood out to me as something that seems to happen with much greater frequency these days. It seems if people of color don’t have the “correct” ideas or opinions, they are said to be “acting white” or called “white” as a pejorative. This is not only a disgusting form of racism and bullying, but it’s a nonsensical attempt by some to keep us divided. Angel has more than a little to say about this so you’re not going to want to miss this conversation!

DTH Quickshot: Preview Clip of: Ideas that get your “of color” card revoked… with Angel Eduardo

If you’re not familiar with Angel Eduardo, his work is something you’re going to want to check out. He’s definitely a deep thinker, a talented writer, musician and photographer. He’s definitely one that is bettering the world, and he’s the latest guest on the DTH podcast. In this DTH quickshot, you get a small preview of the conversation that will go live on 9/15/21. Don’t miss it and don’t forget to share with your friends. Another incredibly important message coming to you on the Derate the Hate podcast…

Episode 73: Can We Come Together Again Like The Days Following the Attacks on 9/11/2001?

Can we come together again the way we did in the days following the attacks on 9/11/2001? If you’re old enough, do you remember that time? There is now a whole generation that does not remember, but for those that do, think about that brief period of time after the towers fell, before the conspiracy theorists started with their nonsense and the majority of the main stream media started blaming then President Bush for everything that was wrong in the world. Do you remember how we came together as a nation? Do you remember all the American flags that were flying high and proud? Do you remember that period of time when we had differing opinions, but we were Americans, and Americans stood together in solidarity?

I’m asking the question. Can we come together again like the days following 9/11? I dream of a day when we as Americans can stand together again, in solidarity, with differences and differing opinions, but a common bond that provides for a civil discourse. I dream of a future where my children, and theirs, can live in a country who’s citizens are proud of their country, civil to one another, safe from the evils that plague the world, and still believe in the fundamental unalienable rights that made this country the strongest and proudest nation on God’s green earth.

I believe this is possible, and that is why I do this podcast. Do you, and if so, what are you doing to make that happen? I believe, that with open hearts and open minds, we as individuals have the ability to see past our differences, Derate The Hate, and make the world a better place.

This episode is about revisiting your mindset in the days following 9/11, and thinking about what you can do to get us back to the times of pride and unity? If you’re too young to remember, ask your parents, ask your neighbor or ask a co-worker. Have that conversation. It’s important that we get back to that mindset without a horrific event like those on 9/11. If we don’t, there’s surely more horrific events to come.

DTH Quickshot: Distance Yourself…

So I saw a meme recently that got me thinking about some personal lessons that I’ve learned over the course of my life. The life you’re living may not be the right environment for all your friends, so I talk about that and it may be something you want to give some thought to.
It also made me think about some times when I could have used some more friends, like when I’ve had surgery in the past. This came to mind because of a surgery I had this week. You can find out more about that by clicking here…