There has to be a way to fight back against the politicization of public schools. Larry Sand, President of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, joins us to discuss the indoctrination he saw during his tenure as a teacher. In order to stop this, parents need to check with their child to see what they are being taught and if it doesn't sit well with them, speak up loudly.
A train wreck of a debate occurred this week so John, his wife Carol, and Producer Steve combined forces to comb through the wreckage. There is no way to intelligently discuss important topics in the span of two minutes and when candidates talk over each other, the whole spectacle becomes just a bunch of noise. But the core questions underlying this and everything else is: will we reform by going back to the freedoms that made this country great, or will we plunge headlong into a Marxist transformation of our society?
Before this week, you probably didn't think 2020 could get any crazier. Now we have a Supreme Court nomination fight on our hands. John opens the show this week looking beyond the news everyone else is talking about and tackling issues like judicial activism, the need for a full court before the post-election legal chaos, and how the making of laws should fall squarely on the shoulders of Congress, not the executive or judicial branches.
With all the craziness going, John checks in with long-time friend of the show, author and futurist James Kunstler (www.kunstler.com). They discuss the current state of affairs including when the democrat party really started going off the rails. He goes on to predict where the United States is going economically as well as where the oil industry is headed and he looks at the fate of our country's urban centers.
Finally, we welcome Russell Berman (www.hoover.org), Humanities Professor at Stanford and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, who examines one of the latest chess pieces in President Trump's foreign policy plan – the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo and their future relationship with Israel. The President was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for this accomplishment. Will he actually win or will political correctness infiltrate another award ceremony?
Do you ever feel like we're sleepwalking toward a disaster in the near future? Former British Army Colonel Richard Kemp (www.richard-kemp.com) is with us from the United Kingdom to look at how Europe and the UK tend to appease their enemies rather than stand up to them. Narratives play a large part in appeasement, which is why the narrative purveyors – the media – do not like the Trump administration's tendency to stand up against our enemies. They shut down debate and when we can't face the problem head on, disaster awaits.
Like most things that don't succeed, Marxism has had to shift its focus over the years. We welcome author and speaker Steve Turley (www.turleytalks.com) who looks at how Marxism has shifted its focus from an economic one to a cultural one. In order to take over the culture, there had to be a unity among disparate “oppressed” groups against a common enemy or “oppressor” group. Even when it has been proven that racism today is lower than it's ever been in our country, the focus then shifted to systemic racism.
Finally this week, John examines the narrative currently pushed by some in this country that the United States is awful and racist and there is oppression against certain groups of people. Oppression has been the norm of history, even in some parts of the world today. Overcoming it, like the United States has done, is unique. Our values led us to eliminate slavery and advocate for equality of all people. So this ‘America is an oppressor' narrative is patently and historically false. For us to survive, truth must prevail.
A recent article in the American Mind on the upcoming leftist coup has set the political world on fire. The author of that article, Michael Anton (www.americanmind.org), Lecturer in Politics at Hillsdale University, is with us to discuss his thoughts. The Left will fight for this election no matter the outcome or the damage to the system and will blame whatever happens on President Trump. If they achieve power they believe they may never relinquish it.
Next up, John and Producer Steve sit down to try and make sense of the tactical lying coming from the media. Truth is being distorted and the recent article in The Atlantic trouncing the President for being disrespectful to our military is but one example.
John goes on to examine the choice we have this fall: freedom or socialism. He gives a brief analysis of why socialism has never worked in the history of the world.
Finally, in this week's boralogue, John looks at the Middle East peace process and analyzes why it hasn't worked up to this point. After years of Palestinian leadership refusing to negotiate, the new strategy is to apprehend reality and upend the status quo. This has brought about alliances no one could predict, but once the old paradigm assumptions were removed, it became obvious those alliances were actually needed.
We remember the 9/11 victims and their families who suffered 19 years ago when reality became all too real in New York, DC, Pennsylvania, and across America. Our prayers are with them.
There are two countries in the world right now vying to be the most powerful – the United States and the People's Republic of China. Brian Kennedy (www.presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, joins us to look at the battle between the U.S. and China for global supremacy and the need for the U.S. to thoroughly prepare for the showdown. He also takes a look at the geopolitics of the energy market.
Next up this week, we welcome Thomas Cargill (www.independent.org), Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute who answers the question of why far left progressives constantly contradict themselves on important issues. In the end, it's all about gaining power and control, no matter the means to get there.
We are already seeing rumblings about voter fraud and election chaos – and we're still two months away from election day! Ken Timmerman (www.iran.org), President of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran is here to discuss his new book, Election Heist. He looks at the mail-in ballot controversy, ballot harvesting, suspect counting methods, and a slew of legal battles on the horizon, both leading up to and for weeks after election day.
We finish out the week on a positive note – religious freedom is being upheld in the courts! Roger Byron (www.firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel for the First Liberty Institute, explains how a recent case set a precedent stopping the removal of religious statues and monuments on public property, upholding religious freedom.
First up this week, we look at the link between China's Communist Party and the World Health Organization. Claudia Rosett (www.iwf.org), Foreign Policy Fellow for the International Women's Forum, joins us to examine the coverup by both parties at the onset of the Covid outbreak and at every step since.
Next up, we welcome Jeremy Dys (www.firstliberty.org), Special Counsel for the First Liberty Institute, who dives into the First Amendment, specifically the free exercise of religion clause, how it's often ignored, and how religion in general is treated more like a virus today than Covid.
Recently, a video featuring a group of doctors speaking about the benefits of hydroxychloroquine was arbitrarily deleted from online sites due to supposed dangerous content. Pat Wood (www.citizensforfreespeech.org), Founder of Citizens for Free Speech, is back with us, to discuss his organization's experience with censorship and cancel culture.
We wrap up this week with long-time guest Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA, who looks at the case of a Jewish rabbi who, despite immense fanfare at his hiring, was quietly let go after his support for Israel was discovered. These leftist bullying tactics are spreading from college campuses into the streets and into everyday lives.
Whirlwind of important topics on this week's show. First up, we welcome back defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com) who examines the geopolitics of Belarus, with their growing uprisings; Russia and its future; and China's inroads into Eastern Europe with their Belt and Road Initiative.
Back here in America, the far leftist crowd is determined to rid our country of the Electoral College. Trent England (www.saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, discusses the effort to convert us from a representative government for everyone to, what he dubs, the “United Big Cities of America.”
Science and medicine are supposed to be free of politics but it's an election year so all the rules are out the window. Research writer Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) is back with us to look at the science behind hydroxychloroquine as well as the bad publicity it has received simply because President Trump lauded its use. It's supposed to be scientifically – not politically – correct in the world of science.
Next we travel to the Middle East with David Rubin (www.shilohisraelchildren.org), former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, who joins us from his home there. He looks at both the strategic and economic implications of the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement, focusing on the constant threat from Iran and the financial benefits to the UAE of partnering with the Middle East's only democracy.
We wrap up this week with John's analysis of the government criteria for future vaccine use and the ethical and legal implications in vaccine development and implementation.
We hit the ground running this week with author and columnist Diane West (www.dianawest.net), who shows how the Marxist plan to destroy America goes back a century and the plan itself has been in plain sight the whole time. It is being enacted by the Deep State, whose actors have plotted to take down President Trump, and by Big Tech, who censoring information online and curtailing free speech.
Blatant election fraud just occurred in Belarus and the shock waves have radiated from Minsk all the way to Moscow. Defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com), is back with us from Kiev, Ukraine to look at Vladimir Putin's next move, the geopolitics of Eastern Europe, the U.S.'s involvement, and how China could benefit from the chaos.
What happens when a false narrative falls apart? In this week's boralogue, John looks at the three stages of a collapsing narrative, from explaining away of inconsistencies to shutting people up through censorship. Those of us who know the truth must then use our freedom of speech to counter with facts. Finally, when they've been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, they simply redesign the cookie jar by claiming they were always for the now evident truth and hope that no one notices. Moving on, not repentance, is the way of politics it seems.
Finally, we welcome back to the program conservative columnist Dr. Brian Joondeph (www.retinacolorado.com), who gives his theory on why the push for mail-in balloting is growing, and how the election will go in November, including references to the 20th amendment, a vote counting debacle, and potential legal battles.
Our biggest geopolitical threat today is not Russia as the media would have you believe; it is China. Joining us is Captain James Fanell (www.gcsp.ch), Retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Director, who draws on his experience and knowledge of China, examining China's goal of world domination by 2049, their battle with us in the space race, and their military strategy around the world.
This week we recognized the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Japan in 1945. Tom Lewis (www.tomlewis4.wixsite.com), retired officer of the Royal Australian Navy, joins us to discuss his new book, Atomic Salvation, about how dropping the A-bomb may have saved millions of lives. The narrative about whether or not it was a good idea to drop the bombs has changed dramatically over the years.
Next, we play a clip from John's appearance on KYMS radio last weekend where he and host, Lee Lancaster, chat about the church and how it has handled crises, both in the past and in today's turbulent times.
There is a reason for the turbulent times, but it can be a bit overwhelming to try and make sense of it all. We wrap up the show this week with John's boralogue, where he details the stages Marxists and postmodernists go through to destroy our country. It's getting to a point where we can no longer hunker down and hope the chaos passes us by. We need to stand up for what is right before it's too late.