In any situation, including the recent Iraqi embassy attack and subsequent deadly drone strike, you have to ask yourself what is true and what is going on. In this week’s boralogue, John busts through some narratives and gives a backgrounder on the Middle East and the groups that have arisen from there. It sets the table for our next guest and gives you a clear and realistic picture of how we got to what happened last week.
Now that we know how we got here, we can look at the now former leader of Iran’s Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, who was taken out with a drone strike last week. Back with us is Kenneth Timmerman (www.iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, who describes the truth of who Soleimani was, what he was involved in, and where Iran goes from here.
What happens when a radical progressive idea, seemingly outlandish, begins to gain traction in serious circles? Christopher Rufo (www.city-journal.org), Contributing Editor at City Journal, joins us to examine the Abolish the Police movement, showing that if it were ever to come to pass, crime and inequality would only deepen.
Education is the key to why we are so divided in America, but it is also being used to radically reform the country. Robert Steven Ingebo, (www.americanthinker.com) Akron, Ohio-based businessman, joins us to look at Deep Equity, a progressive-based reform program that relies heavily on buzzwords like intersectionality, diversity, and changing of norms. It’s the newest version of a formalized teaching system designed to transform our society.
John’s quote of the week:
“Everything that you are hearing about the Middle East is being seen through the lens of the leftist media, these spinners of stories, to match their Western narratives, which are divorced from the reality of what’s happening on the ground.”
On this week’s extra segment, we play a double feature. You might recognize our first interview (as we played it for you here last summer), but it’s still pertinent and deserves an encore presentation. James Hutchens from June 2012 is up first followed by Reza Kahlili from January 2015, both covering Iran.
1/11/2020 What’s True, What’s Going On, What Works
Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)
1 – Boralogue – Backgrounder and Current Reality of the Middle East (2:09)
2 – Ken Timmerman – Who is Qassem Soleimani? (13:29)
3 – Ken Timmerman – Iran Deal is Dead, but Their Nuclear Program Isn’t (26:24)
Christopher Rufo – Abolish the Police Movement (30:11)
4 – John Loeffler – Behind the Iranian Scenes (39:46)
5 – Robert Steven Ingebo – Progressive Buzzwords in Reforming Education (52:40)
6 – Robert Steven Ingebo – Deep Equity Program Influencing Education (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – James Hutchens from 6/2016 & Reza Kahlili from 1/2015 on Iran (1:18:57)
End of Show (1:56:49)
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