The politically correct narrative today is that when Christopher Columbus came to the New World, everything went downhill from there, starting with his mistreatment of the Aztecs. Dr. Robert Royal (www.thecatholicthing.org), Editor-in-Chief of The Catholic Thing and an expert on Christopher Columbus, joins us today. He looks at who Columbus was as a person and how his discovery of the New World eventually led to the greatness of Western society. Today’s politically correct elite, though, perpetuate the anti-Columbus narrative which has led to revisionist history taught in schools and the tearing down of Columbus statues around the country.
We're a hundred years out from the Roaring 20s of the last century. How different will this decade be from that one? In this week's boralogue, John looks at how our freedoms are eroding and how a technocracy and public-private partnership will completely restructure the government as we know it without the consent of the governed. It's time for reform if we want to preserve the freedoms in the Constitution. Little people like us are just the ones to do that.
The basis for the 1619 Project is that the history of the United States is rooted in slavery and racism at every turn. Dr. Jason Hill (www.jasondamianhill.com), Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago, joins us to examine how the U.S. overcame slavery and helped pull many people out of poverty through capitalism. But instead of being taught this in classrooms, students learn how to hate what it means to be an American.
John gives a brief analysis on the history of the Peace Process in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians, questioning who Israel's peace partner would be since past and present candidates have all walked away from the negotiating table.
Richard Shinder (www.theatine.com), Founder and Managing Partner of Theatine Partners, joins us to discuss the latest with globalism during the pandemic and how countries tend to reject it and turn inward during a crisis.
Finally, we welcome Nick Adams (www.nickadamsusa.com), Founder of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. He promotes his new book, Trump and Churchill, comparing and contrasting the two men, looking at their actions, the media's perception of them, and their place in the annals of history.
In this week's boralogue, John diverts off-script and shares his personal history. He covers his childhood, his heritage, and his experiences among many cultures throughout his life. Here in America, we are a diverse society and that is a good thing. We have to work together, remember who we are, and focus on that rather than on the division in which we find ourselves today.
American history in academic textbooks has shifted from fact-based events to ideology-driven narratives. Mary Grabar (www.dissidentprof.com), Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, discusses how Howard Zinn spearheaded the project to change history textbooks. His primer shows how America is a horrible, awful country whose only solution is to adopt socialism. That is being taught to our children right now.
Canada has slid a little further down the progressive lawfare cliff than the United States. John Sikkema (www.arpacanada.ca), Legal Counsel for the Association for Reformed Political Action in Ottawa describes how, thanks to politically correct ideology, legal terms like harassment and 'hate crimes' are being redefined in Canada. Formerly law-abiding citizens who happen to disagree with the preferred narrative are now becoming criminals.
After the U.S. embassy attack in Baghdad a few weeks ago, questions have arisen as to what exactly is going on in Iraq. Ofra Bengio (www.dayan.org), Senior Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center joins us from Tel Aviv to discuss the geopolitics of Iraq, including the status with Kurdistan, the struggle to establish a unified government, and interference from Iran.
John's quote of the week:
"FBI Director Christopher Ray wrote in a letter last week that he deeply regrets the Bureau's many errors in the process of obtaining warrants on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Isn't that cute? He apologized. Try that in court sometime if you're convicted. 'Yes, your honor, I murdered that man. But I apologize.' 'OK, you're free to go.' It doesn't work that way."
On this week's extra segment, we crank up the Way-back machine, going back 18 years to March 2002 with Dr. Dennis Cuddy and Charlotte Iserbyt, discussing the problems with No Child Left Behind, including most ironically how most children were in fact left behind.