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?
We started the week out with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson and he's back with us today to finish out the week and to look at a number of issues, including the consequences of America's behavior in the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. Confidence in the U.S. among NATO nations, as well as Ukraine, is plummeting – should a neighbor country act aggressively, it's no longer certain that the U.S. would intervene to help out. He also covers Russia's and China's potential future geopolitical plans, the pandemic moving forward, and even a little on the California governor recall election.
We have two guests for you today. First, the moniker of 'racist' or 'white supremacist' is beginning to lose its effectiveness as many people are beginning to realize the tactics of the Left. AJ Swinson (newjourneypac.org), Chief of Staff of the New Journey Political Action Committee, joins us to explore the real history of racism in this country. She also explains why black voters choose democrats even though that party doesn’t seem to reflect their values.
We then move to our second interview. The erroneously named "For the People Act" – the bill that would have federalized elections – was killed in the Senate, but it threatens to pop up again if the filibuster is removed. Here today is Tara Ross (saveourstates.com), Advisor at Save Our States. She discusses the checks and balances that keep absolute power from any one branch of government, 2020 election-related procedures that did not go through the proper channels, and egregious overreach by governors during the pandemic.
We may never know exactly where the Covid virus came from, but it's looking more and more like it could have originated in a lab in China. Joining us today is Dr. Roger Klein (rogerdklein.com), Chief Medical Officer at the cancer genomic company Omniseq. There will be investigations into the origins, but will anything come of it? Will we learn anything from this experience? Dr. Klein examines supply chain deficiencies, the need to rely solely on science and not politics, and whether lockdowns were the right move.
Producer Steve has spent the last several weeks researching conspiracy podcasts and websites just to see what kind of information is out there and why it seems so popular. On today's podcast, Steve, John, and Carol discuss the many issues surrounding the so-called “tin foil hat” crowd. Topics include the “scam-demic” view of the virus, whether the vaccine will change your DNA, the idea that President Trump will soon be back in office, and even the belief that Adolph Hitler escaped Europe and lived out his golden years in South America. They even offer a possible explanation as to why people believe this stuff. A little outside the norm for Steel, but still one heck of an interesting episode!
One key measure at the heart of our divide in this country is the definition of core values. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the egregious things proposed and enacted by those in charge, using the crisis as an excuse, and the protests rising up against them. Inside the division, it all comes down to the definition of core values: their core values, which go against constitutional freedoms, are vastly different than ours.
Is there a population control aspect related to this virus and others that came before it? Back with us is long-time friend of the program, historian and former Senior Associate at the Department of Education, Dennis Cuddy. He focuses on how elites have historically been using viruses, among other things, to further their globalist goals, and how this current virus was predicted back in 2015.
How are the climate alarmists dealing with this virus crisis? Rupert Darwell (www.whwg.com), Consulting Director at the White House Writers Group, joins us from England to discuss how the global warming narrative seems to be sputtering amidst the global pandemic. He also looks at the geopolitics and future of climate alarmism.
Finally John welcomes Allie Parker (www.darkallieadvocacy.weebly.com), wife, mother, and family advocate, who examines the scary phenomenon of medical kidnapping and the weaponization of child protective services. After experiencing it herself, Allie now provides guidance to innocent parents who have been falsely accused of child abuse.
John's quote of the week:
“Whenever utopian thinking comes in, not only does there have to be control of population and what they think and what they do, but also who gets to live and who gets to die based on some system that's set up by the elites. And by the way, they are never the first ones to go.”
On this week's extra segment, we play John's recent appearance on radio program It Seems To Me with Spokane radio legend Tom Read. They discuss how badly media has behaved during the Trump administration era and how lopsided to the left their information is. They also mention that if a radio program or station is important to listeners, they should support them.
Protests have erupted around the United States. Why is it happening and what can it tell us about other areas of the world? In this week's boralogue, John looks at how people are protesting against the media, politicians, and the education elites who are trying to push their ideologies in the midst of a crisis. Those institutions are lashing out now that they are being challenged. John also reminds us that while we have the right to protest and attend church online in the U.S., people in other countries are not afforded that luxury.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently commented that we may be headed toward a national immunity ID card for everyone. Writer and researcher Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) joins us to discuss whether an immunity ID will blossom into a national or international ID and how it's being developed in the shadows and without the consent of the populace.
With the help of clips from the McAlvany Weekly Commentary, John de-tangles the mess that is the oil markets this week, explaining the trades at negative values and the overall fragility of the global economic system.
Are we approaching a cold war with China? Retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding (www.hudson.org) is back with us to point out that we've already been in a cold war with China, only now we are fighting back. He also covers how our biased media is running interference for the Chinese Communist Party.
Christian persecution occurs almost everywhere, but there's been a surprising uptick in the Westersphere. Ellen Fantini (www.intoleranceagainstchristians.eu), Executive Director of the Observatory on Intolerance Against Christians in Europe discusses the various sources of pressure against Christians in the West and how speech is being hijacked to silence the politically incorrect.
John's quote of the week:
“Agendas tend to rumble along underneath the surface being funded either by government or private organizations. Then invariably something will happen – an opportunistic event. Suddenly you see the agendas pop above the surface that have been there all along.”
On this week's extra segment, we play a boralogue from August 2018 regarding the slow-rolling agenda of globalists. John provides several examples from history where globalists are blatantly telling us what they plan to do. Then we play the follow-up interview on globalism with Alex Newman from that same week.
Theories abound, both reasonable and far off in conspiracy land about any number of topics. But ultimately, what is the truth? In this week's boralogue, John recounts the purpose behind this program: to get to the truth. What is the truth in any situation? It doesn't matter where it comes from or how sane or crazy it sounds. If it's the truth and it's provable, then it is newsworthy and something worth talking about.
If a drug can successfully help mitigate this virus, why then are so many people outraging against it? Dr. Brian Joondeph (www.retinacolorado.com), Retina Surgeon at Colorado Retina Associates joins us to answer that plus he examines off-label uses of medicines and covers the overreach by power-hungry politicians during this pandemic.
Troy Loeffler, John's son, makes a brief appearance to explain how statistics are being used, misused, and misunderstood by experts and media pundits in covering this crisis.
Never trust bloated bureaucracies, especially during an emergency. Seton Motley (www.lessgovernment.org), Founder and President of Less Government, sounds the alarm on the marriage of big government and big tech in tracking virus patients. His message: if you think it will stop there, you're crazy.
An often overlooked story amidst the chaos of news today is that of the emerging 5G network. Author and Commentator Ben Weingarten (www.benweingarten.com) is back with us to discuss the strategic implications of losing the communications and information transfer battle with China where it concerns 5G technology.
Finally, John and Producer Steve chat about the dysfunctional media and their coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, their strategy against the president, and some biased editing ahead of the November election.
John's quote of the week:
“You get to a positive destination through life and to be with the Lord with an infinite series of negative feedback corrections. But bad feedback is going to get you to a bad destination. … I have one bottom line on the program: getting to the truth in any kind of a situation is the most critical thing out there.”
On this week's extra segment, we play a round table discussion from 2015 on globalism. The participants are Dr. Dennis Cuddy, Pat Wood, and Brannon Howse. The topic is covered from spiritual, technocratic, and historical standpoints. Fantastic exchange between John and these guests.
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.
Listen to John Loeffler and David Fiorazo on Stand Up for the Truth discuss how the ‘Powers-That-Be’ will use this Coronavirus pandemic to bring about their Leftist agendas. […]