It hurts the brain sometimes to try and make sense of the constant contradictions of the progressive ideology. Joining us today to sort through a lot of it is Pedro Blas Gonzalez (barry.edu), Professor of Philosophy at Barry University near Miami, Florida. He dives into the progressive mindset and looks at the history of why people and leaders in totalitarian societies behave the way they do. It helps to explain the illogicity behind the contradictions we hear from the far left in today's society. It all boils down to power and the willingness to do anything and everything to get it and to keep it.
School boards are declaring that they know best for your child. The FBI has been weaponized to go after parents who speak up as if they were terrorists. What can parents do? Back with us today is Nicole Neily (defendinged.org), Founder and President of Parents Defending Education. She and John look at how brazen school boards and teachers' unions have been and how it has galvanized parents to stand up for their rights. They discuss ways parents can fight back and protect their children from the educrat tyranny in today's schools.
There are many people in this country who are standing up against the woke, against the totalitarians, against the Marxists. One of those folks is here to lead off the show this week, free speech activist Simon Campbell. He details how a school board in Pennsylvania – one he once served on – has denied some parents the right to speak out against the board members. Three of those parents, together with Simon, are taking the board to court. He also looks at ways to improve education. He embodies John's axiom: I will not sit down; I will not shut up!
Another fighter who is standing up and doing something is best-selling author and feminist leader Dr. Phyllis Chesler (phyllis-chesler.com). She is spearheading efforts to help some Afghan women who don't feel safe in their own country escape what would almost assuredly be a terrible fate. She and John also discuss the sticky and complex issues surrounding immigration, especially the concern regarding assimilation to Western culture.
John has often said that if what is logical does not seem to be happening, then some other agenda is afoot. There's nothing logical in the opposition to voter ID, so the question is: what's the other agenda? Rounding out the show this week is Dr. John Lott (crimeresearch.org), Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He shows what other countries do with voter ID and asks why democrats here oppose it. We all know why. We just need politicians to stand up and do something about it.
Once a month, John is a guest on KYMS, a local radio station here in the Inland Northwest, with Lee Lancaster to chat about current events and the martyred church. On today's podcast, John and Lee look at the threat Christianity poses to communist China and the measures China's government is taking to eradicate all opposition. They also discuss the growing pushback against mandates, both here and worldwide, and the avoidance by the Christian Church to wade into political or supposed controversial waters, too often falling into the social justice worldly camp instead. John also highlights the difference between persecution in the West and that in tyrannical countries.
On this day before Thanksgiving, John flies solo and takes a look at the truth underlying the concept of thanksgiving. All of us experience times of trouble and sometimes it may seem like an impossible mission to come out from under that trouble. But God is with us and chances are He has blessed your life in many ways. John gives examples of both trouble and blessing from his own life. So please don't let vaccine disagreements or political differences come between you and family and friends this Thanksgiving. We can be thankful to God no matter what trouble we're experiencing because nothing is impossible with God.
Happy Thanksgiving, folks. May it be a safe and blessed holiday for you. We will be off tomorrow, but back in the Steel on Steel saddle on Friday.
If what is logical does not seem to be happening, then some other agenda is afoot. There's nothing logical in the opposition to voter ID – so what's the other agenda? Joining us today is John Lott (crimeresearch.org), Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He points out that virtually every other country around the world has stricter voter ID laws and procedures than the U.S. They even have agreement on these policies between opposing parties! So why do the democrats here oppose it? We all know why. Now if only politicians with a backbone would do something about it.
It's a holiday week, we're anticipating Thanksgiving, and things usually slow down this time of year. But there is plenty going on around the world. Back with us today to talk geopolitics is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He looks at Russia's talks with UAE regarding military aircraft and how that could signify a shift away from relations with Iran. He discusses Russia's buildup near Ukraine, the migrant situation on the border of Poland and Belarus, and covid vaccine misinformation around the world. He also comments on the Chinese tennis star who may have been disappeared for accusing a former member of the CCP of assault.
Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, convened a meeting this month to create the Great Narrative. He said it, "will be a powerful catalyst to shape the contours of a more prosperous and inclusive future for humanity." Joining us to analyze this is Pat Wood (technocracy.news), President of Citizens for Free Speech and founder of Technocracy News. He looks not only at the Great Narrative, but also at the new globalist definition of biodiversity – one that includes mapping the genetic makeup of all species, including humans, on earth. He calls it scientific humanism. For the globalists, it's more shaping of the contours of humanity's future.
Karl Marx's ideology has influenced communism and the global elite's plans for nearly a century. How did we go from Marx to CRT? To answer that, we welcome back investigative journalist James Simpson (crisisnow.net). He discusses how Marxism has infiltrated the West, attempting to divide and subvert our culture. CRT and white privilege are just the modern day mechanisms they use to accomplish their plans. He shares some ideas on how to fight against these efforts. John then looks briefly at the Book of Revelation, today's globalist push, and whether we are in the End Times.
Wrapping up the show this week, we step back and look at the past year since the 2020 election and the attempts to determine if there was fraud. Joining us is Annalisa Pesek (thenewamerican.com), writer and editor at the New American Magazine. She examines the Maricopa County audit results and the push for election reform – against the wishes of some officials and mainstream media pundits. But some folks are waking up to the need for reform. As John says, if there's nothing to hide, why try so hard to hide nothing?
When the Taliban took over control of Afghanistan, there were some Afghan women who did not feel safe in their own country. One woman is spearheading efforts to help get them out. That woman, best-selling author and feminist leader Dr. Phyllis Chesler (phyllis-chesler.com), is with us today. She describes her efforts at rescuing any Afghan woman who is educated and has a career from a terrible fate. She and John also dive into the topic of immigration – the sticky issues and questions, especially surrounding Muslim immigrants and assimilation into Western culture.
Our educational system is broken and has been for a while. Who is most responsible for keeping it broken today? Joining us is Loyd Pettegrew (usf.edu), Professor Emeritus of Communications at the University of South Florida. The entities most responsible for continuing the dysfunctional policies of the failing public school system today are the teachers unions. Parents now know that their children are being indoctrinated and many are pulling them out of public school and into private or home schooling. With teachers unions, it's all about politics, not students. He also explains how in colleges, students are awash in liberal socialism from the first class of freshman year.