Wilmer Leon, the political scientist and the host of “Inside the Issues” on Sirius XM, is the most prophetic voice on the radio. In a country where the corporate and political forces are hollowing out the traditions and values that made our country the epitome of the world, Leon warns his viewers and listeners that these forces can destroy our children and our grandchildren’s future if we do not hold them accountable. Every weekend on his radio program, he gives his audience the educational ammo they need to become proactive citizens.
In August, he released a new book: “Politics: Another Perspective.” In it, readers can see how Leon’s warnings sadly came to fruition. They can also read his opinion on the various issues that continue to affect the United States. The prophetic radio host recently took time out of his schedule to discuss his latest book and building viable social movements for the future.
Kevin Patrick Kelly: The central theme that I see running throughout your book is a warning. That warning is similar to the warning that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made to the American people, when he warned them about the three evils that will destroy the fabric of our nation: racism, poverty, and militarism. Why do you think, as we look at the years from President Bush to President Obama, it has gotten progressively worse?