The first rule when someone is attacking you is to realize that you're being attacked. Our greatest geopolitical enemy, China, knows they are at war with us on various fronts, but we don't seem to know we are at war with them. Back with us today is Brian Kennedy (presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China with the Center for Security Policy. He examines how China wants to remake the world economic order and they want to be on top of it. They are also beefing up their military and technology sectors. President Trump knows how to fight against the globalism that China represents. The most successful defense against China, though, is for America to be united in its recognition of China as a threat. Unfortunately right now, that isn't the case.
Author and historian Bill Federer (www.americanminute.com) returns for part 2 of our conversation on the ravages of socialism. On today's podcast, he focuses on modern-day socialism from Pol Pot to Hitler to Mao to the USSR – it's been tried many times but it never succeeds. Modern socialism, is, though, far more organized than in times past and has instituted steps to create crises in order to offer solutions that benefit the State and erode the people's freedoms.
Bill looks at the current riots in this country, the planning that goes into them, the training of the people on the ground (most of whom aren't from the area), and the money behind it. It is awfully similar to the rise of socialism in the last century. Ultimately, it's all about the Marxist State ruling with an iron fist and gradually wiping out the freedoms this country was founded on.
There are two countries in the world right now vying to be the most powerful – the United States and the People's Republic of China. Brian Kennedy (www.presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, joins us to look at the difference between our two presidential candidates when it comes to China relations, election interference by not only China but also Russia (and who it is they prefer), and the overall battle between us and China for global supremacy.
We look at the geopolitics of the energy markets – the U.S. has finally gotten to the point where we are able to sell energy to the rest of the world. The U.S. also needs to be prepared for this showdown with China and not be caught short like so many times in the past.
It has been a very busy news week, so John will tackle two stories in this week's boralogue. First up is the Coronavirus, which originated in the central China city of Wuhan. John looks at the facts and how it's possible that this could be a virus weaponization situation that got out of control. He then pivots to the new peace plan, recounting a few details and whether or not the Palestinians will eventually come to the table.
How does socialism, which fails every time it is implemented, become so popular with media and with students in the West? Answer: lack of education about it. Joshua Philipp (www.theepochtimes.com), Senior Editor at The Epoch Times newspaper, joins us to give a history of Marxism and what it does to a society and how communism tries to supplant religion by becoming its own so-called morality system.
John takes a moment, as Brexit has finally come, to give a backgrounder on the European Union. He plays Nigel Farage's farewell speech at the EU Parliament this week, highlighting the group's lust for power, their ability to thwart the will of the people by ignoring referenda, and the rise of pro-sovereignty and populist movements in the West.
Finally, we welcome author and retired businessman Jim Hollingsworth (www.co2coalition.org) who discusses his new climate manual that clearly explains several issues surrounding the climate change controversy. Get the manual in kindle or paperback on Amazon here.
John's quote of the week:
"If religion, meaning the religion of the people, does not act as the value system of government, then the government will create its own value system and force it down on the people. That's what you're seeing in China today and we're teeter-tottering with it here in this country."
On this week's extra segment, we dive into the topic of socialism with two boralogues from years past. First up is an extended boralogue from June 2008 where John outlines the three steps of socialism. That is followed up by a boralogue from September 2009 covering how socialism has affected our education and permeates both sides of the aisle in politics.