John flies solo today, digging deep into the archives of media history to play a speech given in 1938 by American politician Lewis Schwellenbach (D-WA). Why is he playing this speech? To show the similarities and differences between what happened with Hitler overrunning Austria in 1938 and what Putin is doing in Ukraine today. There are many similarities with what politicians and the media were saying then and now. The primary difference is that today, we are far more connected globally and unable to take an isolationist stance like we could back then. It's important to learn lessons from history and apply them to today.
Russia is mounting troops on Ukraine's border and the U.S. may or may not be concerned about it, depending on the day. But one man has written a proposal to mediate the issue. Joining us today is the author of that proposal, David Pyne (emptaskforce.us), Deputy Director of National Operations for the EMP Task Force. He details his proposal, which contains what many may consider controversial solutions to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Ultimately whatever proposal is out there should be to America's benefit strategically, and that's what his proposal tries to do, he asserts. He and John also talk about U.S. leaders refusing to harden our grid against EMP attacks and reducing our nuclear arsenal.