For our last daily podcast of 2020, we are firing up the way back machine to revisit the issue of a constitutional convention. Or as John has referred to it – a Con-Con. First up, we go back to December 1992 with Don Fotheringham, an opponent to the Con-Con, who suggests that once the door to amending the Constitution for freedom-loving reasons is opened, others with more malignant motives will come through to work their will.
Then we transition to June 2016 with Jenna Ellis, before she was an attorney for President Trump. She argues that a convention of states would help limit the power of federal government and because there would be a specified agenda and a very involved amendment process, it would be all but impossible to hijack.
We'll leave our listeners to decide for themselves if a convention to amend the Constitution would be a good idea. Let us know your opinion.
There are very few if any media outlets and fact-checking websites that aren't beholden to a narrative. It makes reporting all the facts surrounding an issue impossible. On today's podcast, John and Steve look at how both right and left media outlets spin the news to prop up a point of view that only gives you part of the story. So-called "bad" ideas are dismissed as propaganda so that the media's agenda can be furthered. But no one is getting the whole story. The media are now social activists instead of journalists. And when that happens, the truth is always brushed aside.
In October 2020, French President Emmanuel Macron announced strict measures to crack down on what he called "radical Islam." But what is his definition of that and what are his measures? Mark Durie (markdurie.com), Director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness, joins us from Melbourne, Australia, to discuss how President Macron plans to enact these measures, what that will mean for adherents to other religions, and how Muslims are struggling between Western Culture and their own. Policies not rooted in truth will always fail. And ineffective leadership and bad policies are symptoms of a failing worldview that is only failing because it is not based in reality.
There is a new totalitarianism emerging in the West. What will it look like? John opens the program this week looking at the characteristics of this new totalitarianism, including how it is based on an untrue ideology that everyone will be forced to accept as fact, it will dictate every aspect of our lives, and it will give lip service to a Bill of Rights that you won't have access to anymore. It is important to recognize what we're up against so we can prepare.
Now that we know what's coming, how best do we prepare? Kameel Majdali (tan.org.au), Director of the organization Teach All Nations joins us to discuss how we should stay calm amidst the chaos, whether we'll have a reset or a revival, and whether there will be a great American awakening.
There is always division and angst and a general feeling of upheaval when faced with a paradigm shift. Finally this week, we welcome back author and free speech activist Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com) to the program. He discusses the tactics used by the far left to achieve division and alienation. If these tactics continue, the damage could be irreparable.
Why do Marxists find in Christian churches a mortal enemy? To answer that, we fire up the way back machine to January 1992 and an interview John did with then-CNN correspondent Bud Bultman about his book Revolution by Candlelight. There were many underground churches in Eastern Europe who led the fight against tyranny in the late 1980s. They were ultimately successful in part because they were refuges for those opposed to the governing power. This is why tyrants today are so threatened by the Christian church and why they'll stop at nothing to take them down.
Since this interview aired nearly 29 years ago, Bud Bultman has retired from CNN and runs his own company in Florida. His book, Revolution by Candlelight, can be found on Amazon.
Kameel Majdali, Director of the organization Teach All Nations joins us to first of all discuss his perspective of the attempted hijacking of sovereignty in regards to the Brexit and its similarity with ousting President Trump. He then goes on to answer several questions. How do we stay calm in the face of all this chaos associated with the current paradigm shift? Will we have a reset or a revival? Will there be a great American awakening?
There is a new totalitarianism emerging in the West in the form of an oligarchic dictatorship. In order to prepare ourselves for it or even to fight against it, we have to understand what it looks like. John rides solo today, diving into the characteristics of this new totalitarianism. It will be based on an ideology that is a lie but everyone must pledge allegiance to it. It will dictate every facet of our lives. And it will give lip service to the Bill of Rights but there will be so many rules and regulations that you actually won't have access to those rights. John reads an essay from 1978 by the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, that eerily describes what we're seeing today.
Apostasy used to mean abandoning or renouncing the faith. Today, many churches are turning woke – a modern day renunciation that isn't looked upon as apostasy. Duke Pesta (fpeusa.org), Director of the Freedom Project Academy, is back with us for an extended interview this week to discuss the battle between Christianity and Marxism and why they are so antithetical. We're in a spiritual war but many church leaders are too weak or too ignorant of Christian history to fight this battle. Will we be strong enough to fight? When the persecution comes to our country and our churches, where will we stand?
How did the church – and our society – end up where we are today? John finishes up the show this week looking at how the globalists have moved us along these past several decades and where we are right now. The globalists are they're planning to reset things to a pre-Trump erosion of national sovereignty as soon as they can. So it may be a new environment we're walking into, but the work of God's Kingdom continues and it will be up to us, as the world aligns against the church, to figure out our place in it.
Socialism and Christianity are antithetical to each other. Co-opting in the church is the new word for apostasy. Duke Pesta (fpeusa.org), Director of the Freedom Project Academy is back with us to discuss the differences between Marxist woke-ism and the Christian church, which concerns primarily opposing outlooks on materialism. He covers how the church has been infiltrated over the past several decades and how most church leaders are too weak or too ignorant of Christian history to fight this battle. Will there be massive Christian persecution in the United States, and if so, how soon will it happen?
After a brief look behind the scenes of the election chaos, Steve looks at a couple of stories, one involving a public school system and the other the American Medical Association. Linking these together with the plethora of journalist activists in the media, Steve points out that advocacy is showing up in places where it's not supposed to be. This effort is being steered by those who want to bring about the downfall of our country. Can we turn the tide in time?