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.
When change agents come to your town, you need to be prepared to defend yourself and your community. We crank up the way-back machine for another Throwback Thursday with an interview from September 2013 on Steel on Steel. The guests, Karen Schoen and Steve Goss, discuss who change agents are, the tactics they employ, and the language they use to try and influence the crowd. They then give tips on how to challenge these agents. First, think about what they're saying and then ask specific questions to draw out the truth of what they're doing. It's important to expose change agents' real agenda so you can keep unwanted policies from infiltrating your community.
Far left progressives constantly contradict themselves. They stand up for behavior committed by those on the left but they always condemn the same behavior committed by those on the right. Why is that? Thomas Cargill (www.independent.org), Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute is here to answer that. In short, it's all about gaining power and keeping it. They target the education system and they perpetuate cancel culture. That leads to totalitarianism which then leads to power. Mr. Cargill also shares some uncomfortable truths about the ideological origins of Planned Parenthood and how that ideology fit very nicely with progressivism.
First up this week, we have defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com), joining us from Kiev, Ukraine, where he examines the geopolitics of Russia and China, including Putin's new extended stay as Russian leader, the possible collapse economically of both countries, and how well Americans understand what's happening outside of the U.S.
We transition to Peter Vincent Pry (www.emptaskforcenhs.com), Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He looks at how little the U.S. has prepared against a possible EMP attack and how a power bloc of countries would compete for control if the U.S. were ever to militarily leave a region.
What is a paradigm shift and what does it look like when you're going through one? In this week's boralogue, John makes sense of all the chaos we're seeing today, explaining the different steps of the paradigm shift happening right now and how to survive it. We must retain the foundations America was built on once we've shifted or we're done as a free country.
We round out the program this week with John's analysis on logical fallacies, how best to spot them, and what you can do to refute them.
What is a paradigm shift and what does it look like when you're going through one? In this week's boralogue, John makes sense of all the chaos we're seeing in the streets, warning everyone about the law of political karma: beware what you wish for because you might just get it. John explains the different steps of the paradigm shift happening right now and how to survive it. We must retain the foundations America was built on once we've shifted or we're done as a free country.
In 1994, John produced a program on KWGN in Denver that featured a round table of guests discussing the truth about outcome-based education. What was said then, we are seeing today, so we will play a lot from that program on this week's show. John moderated and the featured guests were Charlotte Iserbyt, Dwight Williams, Berit Kjos, and Gen Yvette Sutton.
Topics discussed include the processes put into place allowing outcome-based education to begin, the work of change agents to convince the public that this radical transformation was a good idea, and getting children to transition from logical reasoning to emotional reasoning.
The guests go on to examine how teachers and administrators changed the way students thought and how they approached problem-solving, and how standardized tests have changed over the years to reflect this radical transformation of America's education system.
John's quote of the week:
"If you took standardized testing from 1960 and asked a student today to pass that test, they wouldn't be able to do it. And the student from 1960 couldn't pass today's test because they couldn't think in politically correct terms. It's difficult to compare apples to oranges to see how far we have fallen."
The Extras Segment is taking a two-week hiatus due to the holidays but it will return with perfect 2020 vision in the New Year!