Does history really repeat itself? Can we learn from it? David Satter (davidsatter.com), Editorial Author at the Wall Street Journal, joins us to report on his experiences as a journalist in Soviet Russia in the 1970s and 1980s – and compare it to America today. In the Soviet Union, media perpetuated the government narrative so much so that the people knew that news stories weren't true. Today in the U.S., we read or hear a story and immediately think, based on the media outlet, that an ideology is being pushed instead of facts. Also, in totalitarian societies, there is such a threat to disrupt your future, through cancel culture or force, that people self-censor and fall in line. It happened in the Soviet Union. We're seeing it begin to happen here. Can we learn from this in time to stop it?
Our biggest geopolitical threat today is not Russia as the media would have you believe; it is China. Joining us is Captain James Fanell (www.gcsp.ch), Retired U.S. Naval Intelligence Director, who draws on his experience and knowledge of China, examining China's goal of world domination by 2049, their battle with us in the space race, and their military strategy around the world.
This week we recognized the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Japan in 1945. Tom Lewis (www.tomlewis4.wixsite.com), retired officer of the Royal Australian Navy, joins us to discuss his new book, Atomic Salvation, about how dropping the A-bomb may have saved millions of lives. The narrative about whether or not it was a good idea to drop the bombs has changed dramatically over the years.
Next, we play a clip from John's appearance on KYMS radio last weekend where he and host, Lee Lancaster, chat about the church and how it has handled crises, both in the past and in today's turbulent times.
There is a reason for the turbulent times, but it can be a bit overwhelming to try and make sense of it all. We wrap up the show this week with John's boralogue, where he details the stages Marxists and postmodernists go through to destroy our country. It's getting to a point where we can no longer hunker down and hope the chaos passes us by. We need to stand up for what is right before it's too late.
Seventy-five years ago today, the U.S. dropped the first of two atom bombs on Japan, eventually bringing about the end of WWII. Tom Lewis, retired officer of the Royal Australian Navy, joins us to discuss his new book, Atomic Salvation, about how dropping the A-bomb may have saved millions of lives. There was debate and secrecy involved in the operation leading up to the bombs dropping.
Dr. Lewis looks at how the narrative flipped from dropping the bombs was a good thing to it being absolutely horrible. It has largely to do with the passage of time and forgetting the horrors of war. Young people are not taught how horrible totalitarian governments have been. It makes them harder to recognize when they begin to form again.