Chinese economic and military expansion

Reuben Johnson: Take a Hardline Stance

Broadcast Running Time: 33:21

John Loeffler

November 22, 2021

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It's a holiday week, we're anticipating Thanksgiving, and things usually slow down this time of year. But there is plenty going on around the world. Back with us today to talk geopolitics is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He looks at Russia's talks with UAE regarding military aircraft and how that could signify a shift away from relations with Iran. He discusses Russia's buildup near Ukraine, the migrant situation on the border of Poland and Belarus, and covid vaccine misinformation around the world. He also comments on the Chinese tennis star who may have been disappeared for accusing a former member of the CCP of assault.

John Loeffler

October 16, 2021

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The Warsaw Security Forum was held last week, highlighting the geopolitics of military defense. First up this week is one of our regular guests who attended that conference, Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He examines NATO's defense against possible Russian aggression, the future of the manufacture of weapon systems, how countries are questioning the Biden administration after the debacle in Afghanistan, and China's provocation toward Taiwan as they deal with internal problems.

Next up, we dive deeper into China's provocation toward Taiwan and President Biden's meeting with Xi Jinping. We welcome up Stephen Bryen (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He explains the history between China, Taiwan, and the U.S. and how the Biden administration is putting out mixed messages as to their foreign policy. In the end, no one is sure who's in charge at the White House with their fractured foreign policy, which ultimately leaves Taiwan in greater danger.

We move away from geopolitics and ask the question: what is the future of the Christian church amid all of the chaos in the world? Joining us next is Mike LeMay, retired General Manager of Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He discusses how we are coming in to a time of religious persecution where we will have to choose between worldly churches and Bible-believing underground churches. Christians can fight the battles of this world, but we must keep our hearts in the Lord. Living in this fallen world, we may lose battles from time to time, but with God on our side, we ultimately win the war.

Finally, we take a look back at January 6, 2021. It wasn't an insurrection, but there was violence and the identity of some of the planners of that violence are being revealed. Rounding out the show this week is author, activist, and podcast host Suzzanne Monk (trumptalk.us). Some of the regular citizens who were arrested that day are still being held without a trial, while it has been discovered that Antifa and the FBI both had a hand in planning the part that was violent. With overwhelming odds against people who support former President Trump, it seems the Left wants conservatives to live in fear.

Stephen Bryen: Mixed Messaging on Taiwan

Broadcast Running Time: 17:54

John Loeffler

October 14, 2021

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Chairman Xi of China and President Biden met last month to discuss Taiwan and they announced that they had agreed to stick to the Taiwan Agreement. But both Taiwan and our own State Department are unsure of what that means. Joining us to discuss this is Stephen Bryen (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He explains the history of what is actually a series of Taiwan assurances – not one agreement – and how if President Biden doesn't know anything about this history, can he be trusted to come to the aid of an ally? No one is exactly sure who is in charge at the White House, but if a clear anti-aggression foreign policy regarding China and Taiwan isn't expressed, Taiwan could soon suffer a similar fate as Hong Kong.

Reuben Johnson: Global Defense Security

Broadcast Running Time: 21:06

John Loeffler

October 13, 2021

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The Warsaw Security Forum was held last week in Poland and featured a global outlook on defense. Back with us today, fresh from his attendance at the Conference, is our Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He takes a look at NATO defense in the face of Russian aggression and how several countries are questioning what the Biden administration's reaction would be should a hostile country move against a NATO nation. He also discusses China's internal problems and their provocations toward Taiwan as well as the future of the manufacture of weapon systems.

Addressing the Dragon in the Room

Broadcast Running Time: 01:13:56

John Loeffler

August 7, 2021

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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.

Seth Cropsey: Red Flag Warning in the East

Broadcast Running Time: 19:19

John Loeffler

August 3, 2021

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There is a stark contrast between how the Chinese Communist Party is handling geopolitics and what the American public knows about it. Joining us today is Seth Cropsey (hudson.org), Director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. He discusses how China's leader, Xi Jinping, is laying out in detail his country's plans in regards to Taiwan, the U.S., and the world. No one in our military, though, seems to be listening. Our military is focusing on trivial things and the media is choosing to air segments meant to divide us further. China's path to world domination won't be easy, as has been indicated in speeches by Xi, but the U.S. turning a blind eye to reality will not hinder them. Eventually reality becomes real. Will we face a knockout punch or will we wake up before that happens?

Breaking Up With Power Is Hard To Do

Broadcast Running Time: 1:56:04

John Loeffler

April 11, 2020

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How has utopian thinking fared during this virus crisis? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at how the utopian ideologies of the European Union are being forced and held down in order to try to make them work. But reality keeps rearing its stubborn head. This crisis has highlighted that bureaucrats will always behave like bureaucrats, but you have to end-run bureaucracy in order to get anything constructive done.

Potpourri show this week – first guest is Steve Byas (www.oklahomaconstitution.com), Professor of History and Government at Randall University in Oklahoma. He examines the possibility of our temporary suspension of freedoms lasting longer than the crisis and whether it will be used as a precedent in the future.

Then we look at the threat from China with Steven Mosher (www.pop.org), President of the Population Research Institute, who discusses the geopolitical danger with China as well as the irony of how those who are politically correct will defend China despite the human rights abuses committed there.

Will this crisis affect state primary elections now or the federal election in November? Jason Snead (www.honestelections.org), Executive Director of the Honest Elections Project, analyzes the postponement process and covers voter ID, suppression, and fraud.

There are hot spots of religious persecution around the world, but Europe seems to be hotter than most. Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA, shows how both Christians and Jews are being persecuted in Europe and highlights a TV host’s incorrect information on Iran.

Rounding out the program this week, John looks at a variety of topics including political correctness and its tendency to harm us, how statistics inform decisions which inform statistics, and the slowly fading narrative of anthropogenic global warming during this pandemic.

John's quote of the week:
“During this time, much of what governments will do will be unconstitutional. We have to be careful that these things do not become prolonged and then permanently embedded. Typically when rights go away, they for some reason just don’t seem to come back. Why? Because rights are a restriction on government.”

On this week's extra segment, we play another double feature. First up, Robert Haddock from October 2014 on Chinese economic and military expansion. We then transition to Joshua Philipp from July 2016 on the China threat, including espionage and disinformation. These interview are interesting for their time and even more so now in the light of the coronavirus threat that originated in China.