Is the United States going through a fundamental transformation? If so, what does that look like and what are the underlying factors? Joining us today is Dr. Alex Joffe (besacenter.org), Senior Non-Resident at the BESA Center, who examines how we are following in the footsteps of Europe toward the rabbit hole of Marxism. Those attempting to transform this country are using the moral panic of racism to justify pushing their agenda. Free speech and religion are for the first time in our country's history being seriously challenged. It's not popular which is why dissent to their methods is being shut down.
In the constant battle for free speech between the left and the right in this country, very few people tackle the argument from the middle of the field. Joining us today is, as John calls him, the man in the middle of the row boat trying to stop it from toppling over. That man is Matt Welch (reason.com), Libertarian and Editor at Large at Reason Magazine. He looks at the state of free speech today and the difference between the cultural value and the legal value of free speech in society. He also covers the history of journalism and how media is now coming out against free speech in some areas. Will the war on our constitutional freedoms continue to get uglier?
The state of Florida is becoming a magnet for technology companies, specifically crypto-currency firms, because of the state's business laws. To discuss this and more, Andrea O'Sullivan (jamesmadison.org), Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation at the James Madison Institute is with us today. She discusses the advantages of having a decentralized system of business over a centralized one, namely the ability to communicate directly with users and bypass the potential censorship of Big Tech. Blockchain crypto-currency is moving to decentralization and the powers that be are definitely worried.
HR1 is a new bill in Congress that, if passed, will codify every suspect procedure involved in the 2020 election – vote by mail, no voter ID, no voter roll cleaning, etc. J. Christian Adams (www.publicinterestlegal.org), President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, joins us briefly to discuss this new bill. Attempts are being made to make that which is illegal legal.
We then transition to Kurt Hyde (thenewamerican.com), contributor to The New American magazine, who offers possible solutions to HR1, moving back to the fairly secure and reasonable voting procedures of the past. Can we have election reform if HR1 passes?
Censorship is running rampant today, but the media, who should be upholding freedom of speech, are instead advocating for more censorship. John Tierney (city-journal.org), Contributor Editor to the City Journal, is with us to discuss the ramp up of censorship since the Capitol violence and the hypocrisy of the media who did nothing when leftists called for violence during the Trump administration. When freedom is ignored, totalitarianism isn't too far behind.
Finally this week, Palestinian leaders are blaming Israel for not providing them with Covid vaccines, even though they had already procured some elsewhere. Back with us is Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He points to a bigger picture than just a vaccine controversy – statehood for Palestine and isolation for Israel.
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.
What happens when a false narrative falls apart? In this week's boralogue, John looks at the three stages of a collapsing narrative. First, there is the explaining away of inconsistencies which quickly moves 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.
In today's premium boralogue, John asks the question: do we really want to go through secession or another Civil War again? We have crossed a dangerous barrier away from personal freedom to only being able to think or say that which the government approves. In order to deescalate the growing tension, people should stop trying to enshrine their beliefs into law in order to punish another group of people who don't believe as they do. This country was founded on freedom. And it should stay that way!
First up this week Peter Hammond (www.frontlinemissionsa.org), Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship, joins us from South Africa to examine the inner workings of Marxist revolutions and how once the leaders get in power, there is no need to keep around the folks who got them there. He also looks at the psychological warfare that Marxists use to manipulate the masses.
Then we chat with Stanley Kurtz (www.eppc.org), Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, who discusses the history of multiculturalism, the rise in speech codes, and the odd, contradictory concept of strategic essentialism.
John then looks at two streams of toxic thought in the boralogue – that of Marxism and postmodernism. He shows how we came from a solid foundation in America to a near Marxist takeover and contrasts the toxicity of today's popular narratives with that of our Judeo-Christian roots.
We wrap out the show this week with a clip from John's appearance on KYMS radio recently where he and host, Lee Lancaster, discuss a variety of topics including what happens when Marxism comes to your church and the philosophies of mob rule. The full interview will post Sunday for Premium Members.
In 1987 at Stanford University, there were calls for Western Civilization to be done away with. Stanley Kurtz (www.eppc.org), Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, joins us to discuss the history of multiculturalism, the incorporation of Marxism into that narrative, and the increase of speech codes and assertions that everyone is a racist.