Agenda 2030 is spreading locally with the growth of multi-state regional government-like groups who push their change agent policies. Joining us today is Kathleen Marquardt (americanpolicy.org), Vice President and Director of the American Policy Center. She describes how one of these groups is setting their sights on her area of Tennessee. Whenever these groups are defeated, they simply pop up nearby with a different name and a different title, but the agenda and the people running them are the same. These quasi-governmental and public entities are actually public-private partnerships designed to seize private property by end-running the Constitution. She describes how we can fight back.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away recently from cancer at the age of 90. The media's reports of his legacy have been mostly positive. But was he the hero everyone thinks? Back with us today for part 1 of a 2-part interview is Peter Hammond (frontlinemissionsa.org), Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship in South Africa. He had a front row seat in Cape Town for most of Tutu's public life and he reports on things the media won't touch, including actions by the Archbishop that didn't line up with the position he held.
How has Karl Marx influenced the modern day far leftist progressive? To answer that, we welcome back investigative journalist and former economist with the White House Office of Management and Budget, James Simpson (crisisnow.net). The communism of Karl Marx infiltrated America and the West largely through the Frankfurt School, attempting to divide and subvert our culture. What we're seeing in 'white privilege' and critical race theory today are just the modern mechanisms to accomplish their plan. People are beginning to see what's happening but it seems like an uphill battle. Mr. Simpson shares some ideas on how to fight against it.
John finishes up today's podcast with a look at the Book of Revelation, the Four Horsemen, and today's globalist push. Are we indeed in the End Times? If so, what is our role as Christians?
In Mark 11, Jesus asked the Pharisees to decide if the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. Instead of making a decision, they sat on the fence and claimed ignorance. Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, spoke in our area recently and John caught up with him for an interview. Artur shows what the battle ahead will look like for Western civilization and what we must do to win. We must get off the fence and stand up to tyranny. We know what tyranny looks like from history so we should be able to recognize it now. Making that decision is scary, but with God on our side and an iron resolve, we can successfully make a stand and choose what side of the fence we want to be on.
If what is happening doesn't make sense, there must be another agenda afoot. And today, there are many things that don't make sense. Back with us this week is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these illogical events – like the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan – are intentional. Change agents come to town trying to distract you from the truth of what's happening but people are beginning to see through the charade and wake up. He shows us what we can do.
Finally this week we welcome to the show Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He examines America's reputation in the world after the pullout from Afghanistan. Our allies around the world don't trust us and our enemies are more emboldened. Does that mean attacks on U.S. soil are imminent?
John often says that if what is happening doesn't make sense, there's another agenda afoot. Well, there are a lot of things happening today that don't make sense. Joining us is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these crazy events, which defy logic – the unbelievably bad exit from Afghanistan or much of the messaging behind covid – is intentional. Change agents swoop in and try to distract the public from what's really going on but people are starting to see through that and wake up. He offers solutions on how to dig out from this.
One of the few silver linings to come out of the Covid pandemic is that parents were jolted awake by what their children were being exposed to in schools. As a result, homeschool enrollment – and rejection of public schools – skyrocketed. Joining us today is Annie Holmquist (intellectualtakeout.org), Editor at The Intellectual Takeout and a former homeschool student. The tipping point for homeschooling to gather massive influence is when 10% of school age children are enrolled. A recent Census Bureau study states that as of the fall of 2020, the percentage of homeschool children in the United States has risen to 11%. Why has it gone up and where will it go from here?
The Chinese Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping, have told us what their geopolitical and military plans are. Is anyone in our country listening? First up this week is Seth Cropsey (hudson.org), Director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. The Chinese navy is building ships at a rapid rate and mapping out strategy regarding Taiwan and the U.S. Our military, on the other hand, is worried about gender pronouns. There are weaknesses within China, if only we would recognize them and exploit them. Eventually reality becomes real. Will we face a knockout punch or will we wake up before that happens?
Is there any hope with America's education system? Indoctrination and incorrect narrative-driven history is running amok. Joining us this week is Jacob Howland (city-journal.org), Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. He draws on his many years of experience in higher learning to show how educrats are removing classical education from the classrooms and replacing it with slogans and leftist ideologies. So is there any hope? Some teachers and many parents have now recognized what's going on and they're fighting back. Let's hope it's not too late.
One of the ways that parents are fighting back is at school board meetings. Why are they angry? Three words: critical race theory. Wrapping up the show this week is Julie Gunlock (iwf.org), Director of the Center for Progress and Innovation at the Independent Women's Forum. Many school boards blindly support critical race theory, but some board members have gone so far as to lash out at parents because they oppose CRT. Those same parents have now woken up and are pushing back – some by running to replace these board members.
We've heard about critical race theory and woke indoctrination in schools, but what, if anything, are school boards doing about it? Here today is Julie Gunlock (iwf.org), Director of the Center for Progress and Innovation at the Independent Women's Forum. She describes the outrage that some parents are expressing after learning about what their children are being exposed to in the classroom. School boards have been largely obstinate in their support of CRT and have at times lashed out against the parents for their opposition. But parents are finally waking up, pushing back, and even running to replace these board members.
Sometimes it takes someone who grew up under communism to see what's truly happening to this country right now. Paul Dragu (thenewamerican.com), Communications Director for the John Birch Society, grew up in communist Romania and recognizes many facets from the Communist Manifesto playing out in the U.S. today. He explains how the Deep State has gradually and intentionally infiltrated academia and other institutions to enact their agenda. But after years of ignoring the warning signs, people are beginning to wake up. He offers tips on how best to push back against this attempted takeover.
There is a great co-opting of America, as John has said in times past. For this day after Thanksgiving, we are flashing back to March 2003 to a round table discussion on Steel about consensus thinking with four participants: Charlotte Iserbyt, Sarah Leslie, Steve Goss and Dr. Robert Klenck.
The participants give detailed explanations how consensus thinking is used methodically by governments, churches, private corporations, and schools to confuse people and convince them into going along with hidden agendas. Remember what John has always said about consensus: break the word into two parts, con and senses – you are being conned out of your senses. So beware, enjoy the blast from the past, and marvel at how relevant this information still is today.