Russia is not doing great. Neither is China. The U.S. isn't faring much better. What's going on around the world? Back with us to take a look is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. After examining Russia's buildup on Ukraine's border and possible imminent attack, he discusses Russia's impending economic disaster, China's demographic crisis – as well as ours, and how the majority of the world's superpowers are facing some sort of calamity. He also covers the importance of learning and understanding history so as not to repeat mistakes and move forward strategically and intelligently.
John and Producer Steve take over the studio for today's podcast, looking at inconsistencies in leftist "logic" and media narratives. Steve is having none of it, quietly ranting while John calmly explains what we're seeing and hearing out there. They cover vaccines and the mandates that are requiring them, Kyle Rittenhouse's guilt or innocence – depending on what side you're on, the failure of defunding the police, and the nature of definitions, especially when it comes to racism.
We can have discussions on immigration but sometimes it is best to hear it directly from someone who experienced it themselves. Giving us her incredible story today is international lawyer and freedom advocate Virginia Prodan (virginiaprodan.com). She describes the hardships she escaped and the journey once she arrived in the U.S. America equals freedom and opportunity to so many people striving to get here. She points out that immigration should be legal and if we don't like the laws surrounding it, they should be changed, not ignored.
Following up on John's boralogue from yesterday regarding the abortion debate, we welcome gifted pro-life speaker and host of the UnAborted! podcast Seth Gruber (sethgruber.com) to the show today. He and John tackle the silence from the Christian church in regards to abortion and compare it to silence from the church in the past. Seth looks at the benefits of speaking up and fighting to protect the unborn and the successes that he's had. Eventually everyone will have to make a stand and make a choice. Silence may be that choice, but even silence will speak loudly about where you stand on the issue.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case involving a Mississippi ban on all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The decision in this case is expected much later in the Court's term. John flies solo on today's podcast, diving into the abortion debate, looking at the worldview implications. He highlights the shifting definition by the pro-abortion crowd of the baby in the womb. Human, alive, clump of cells? Maybe the fetus is a human, they state, but it's not a person. Once that definition is set, you've depersonalized the human and can then justify actions toward them. John also looks at how judicial precedence is being corrupted from the original intent of the law to conjure rights that aren't in the Constitution and deny ones that are.
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.
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.