The Overton Window is a perception at any given moment of what is acceptable in society. In this week’s extended boralogue, John gives several examples of how the Overton Window has drifted leftward over the decades. It was originally moored in Judeo-Christian values but then broke free and caused a progressive change in society that has left us on a pitching deck of constantly changing, relativist, self-contradicting ideas.
Conservative speech is being curtailed all over the world, but nowhere so egregiously than in Germany. Attorney Jared Peterson (amgreatness.com) joins us to discuss the tactics of the very leftist German media, plans to shut down dissenting speech, the thwarting of democracy in the German state of Thuringia, and pushback against the Left from some very unlikely sources.
John takes a moment to examine the philosophies of government and economics in regards to the ultimate success or failure of a society. He then welcomes JR Dunn (www.americanthinker.com), Consulting Editor at American Thinker, who shines a light on the confusion, uproar, contradictions, and oftentimes lack of strategy from the Left.
John’s quote of the week:
“Even if we took all of the first world countries, it is impossible to take in all of the third world. The only thing you can try to do is make them prosperous in their own countries. That is where the philosophy of government and the philosophy of economics either makes or breaks a society.”
On this week’s extra segment, we play a double feature from recent past on dysfunction and political correctness on college campuses, specifically with professors who don’t tow the leftist line. First, we have Robert Lopez from January 2017 followed by Michael Rectenwald from August 2018. Both share their experiences with woke colleagues and administrators.
03/07/2020 Window to the Left
Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)
1 – Boralogue – The Overton Window (2:04)
2 – John Loeffler – Overton Window Continued (13:29)
Jared Peterson – German Leftist Media and Government (19:39)
3 – Jared Peterson – Thwarting of Democracy in Thuringia, Germany (26:24)
4 – Jared Peterson – Push-back on the Left in Germany (39:16)
5 – John Loeffler – Philosophy of Government & Economics (52:11)
6 – JR Dunn – Contradictions and Lack of Strategy on the Left (1:05:33)
John Loeffler – Good Ways to Do Nothing (1:13:16)
7 – Extras Segment – Robert Lopez, 2017 & Michael Rectenwald, 2018: College PC (1:18:27)
End of Show (1:58:08)
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- Looking Forward
- Law and Border
- The Martin/Hunt Debate Revisited
- Salvaging Existing Freedoms
- Russia Russia Russia
- Historic Readback
- Ship of Fools in Socialist Waters
- Hard Talks on Hard Times
- Pastors of the Roundtable
- End of an Interregnum?