Our educational system is broken and has been for a while. Who is most responsible for keeping it broken today? Joining us is Loyd Pettegrew (usf.edu), Professor Emeritus of Communications at the University of South Florida. The entities most responsible for continuing the dysfunctional policies of the failing public school system today are the teachers unions. Parents now know that their children are being indoctrinated and many are pulling them out of public school and into private or home schooling. With teachers unions, it's all about politics, not students. He also explains how in colleges, students are awash in liberal socialism from the first class of freshman year.
Given the policies that the current administration has put in place, it's not a shock that inflation is picking up. But some in government and the media are telling us it's not a problem. First up this week is Bruce Yandle (mercatus.org), Distinguished Adjunct Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He draws on his previous experience at the top of the Federal Trade Commission to predict when our economic tipping point will be if we don't fix things now. He also shows us what a Bruce Yandle-led Federal Reserve would do to solve the problem.
The Democrat Party is the party in charge right now, causing this inflation. But prior to our last election, several political forecasters were betting the party would soon come to an end. Is that prediction still valid after the election? Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com), retired entrepreneur and conservative columnist, is here to answer that. He describes why the party would disappear in a few years and gives an early prediction as to how the 2022 midterm elections will turn out for both houses of Congress.
Finally this week, we take a look at why the catchphrase ‘Build Back Better' is an empty slogan that's actually accomplishing nothing. Joining us is Seton Motley (lessgovernment.org), Founder and President of the group Less Government. He looks at how everything fits together from our supply chain issues to China's rise after the fall of the Soviet Union to Chinese influence in our college education system. He finishes up weighing in on the future of pandemic-related issues in this country.
The catchphrase of the year so far is 'Build Back Better,' a slogan our current administration keeps insisting we're following. To most people, though, nothing is better. Back with us today after a long hiatus is Seton Motley (lessgovernment.org), Founder and President of the group Less Government. Why is the plan seemingly to destroy the country and our economy rather than build back better? He looks at how everything fits together from our supply chain issues to China's rise after the fall of the Soviet Union to Chinese influence in our college education system. He even weighs in on the pandemic and where we're headed in this country.
We have covered the story this past year of Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), the embattled pastor from Calgary, who has fought the pandemic lockdowns in his province and has been arrested for it. He joins us today to give an update on his court case, the judgment handed down, and what he plans to do going forward. Like Martin Luther 500 years ago, Pastor Pawlowski has vowed not to be silenced. He was fitted for a muzzle but it was one that he immediately removed.
We have a bonus Sunday podcast for you today. First John and Producer Steve sit down to discuss the inconsistencies in vaccine messaging. For example, why is everyone, even vaccinated people, forced to wear a mask? They shouldn't need to, right? Also, if it's ‘my body, my choice' for abortion, why isn't it for the vaccine? The reason people are all over the place regarding the pandemic is because the goal posts and the messaging keep changing.
We then check in with long-time friend of the show Avi Lipkin (avilipkin.net). He predicts there will be massive destabilization in Pakistan and the former Muslim republics of Russia as a result of the Afghanistan debacle. American leadership will be perceived as weak by both our allies and our enemies. And because of that, American will most likely be attacked again.
A military should be focused on defense of a country and being better than the enemy. But our military has begun to focus on social engineering issues instead. First up this week is Retired Air Force Colonel Mike Angley, who served 25 years in the Office of Special Investigations for the Air Force. He looks at new woke policies in the military, including snitch phone lines and diversity training. Many of these policies would lower morale, discipline, and unit cohesion. In other words, defense and being better than our enemies have been overtaken by political correctness.
And when it comes to government policies, our current administration is reverting back to Obama-era programs, despite their previous failures. Back with us today is Ken Timmerman (kentimmerman.com), CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. He examines the Biden Middle East policy, especially where it concerns Iran, and how Iran has not had to concede anything in a newly resurrected Iran Deal. He also looks at the future of the Abraham Accords now that the Trump administration is out of power.
We may never know exactly where the Covid virus came from, but it's looking more like it could have originated in a lab in China. Rounding out the show this week is Dr. Roger Klein (rogerdklein.com), Chief Medical Officer at the cancer genomic company Omniseq. There will be investigations into the virus's origins, but will anything come of it? Will we learn anything from the past year? Dr. Klein discusses supply chain deficiencies, the need to rely solely on science and not politics, and whether lockdowns were the right move.
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.
Israel is very much in the news right now but the media narratives are not matching the facts on the ground. We open our Israel focus this week with John's analysis of what's happening in Israel versus the spin you're getting from the news. He looks at the Temple Mount riots, the violence in East Jerusalem, and rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and Israel's response.
We then move to an often-pushed narrative in the media and on college campuses that Israel is an apartheid state. Here this week is someone who has lived in both South Africa and Israel, Reverend Malcolm Hedding (www.malcolmhedding.com), Associate Minister of World Outreach Church. He describes what conditions were like for blacks living under apartheid and what life is like today for Palestinians in Israel and there is positively no comparison. He also looks at how social justice in Western schools has led to the Israel apartheid narrative.
The U.S. economy – along with that of the rest of the world – is on shaky ground at the moment. John and Carol round out the show this week with a Steel on Steel economic summit to make sense of what's going on. They look at the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy and how for the first time in history, fiscal policy is winning out. All safety measures and accountability have been removed from the economy and the whole thing is being held together by confidence. Once that confidence erodes, the whole system collapses.
It's fair to say that the U.S. economy – along with that of the rest of the world – is on shaky ground at the moment. John and Carol sit down for a Steel on Steel economic summit today to make sense of what's going on. They play clips of economists and do their own analysis, making a dry topic easy to understand and interesting. They look at the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy and how for the first time in history, fiscal policy is winning out. All the safety measures and accountability have been removed from the economy and the whole thing is being held together by confidence. Once the confidence erodes, the whole system collapses. How long can we keep playing this game?
We notice that freedoms are starting to erode in the United States, but how are the other countries in the Westersphere faring? We begin this week by looking at a couple of stories from our neighbors to the north. Joining us is Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine and current Canadian citizen. She looks at Bill C10 which would limit private user's speech online if the government doesn't approve of it. She also examines how two people have been arrested simply for attending a church in Ontario Province that defied lockdown orders and held a service. Backlash is building in Canada, but is it too little too late?
We then turn our attention to Australia where John was a guest on Joshua Ferrara's podcast recently. The two discuss the importance of worldviews and the friction caused by Marxist thinking and tactics. They also look at how Australia is handling political correctness and methods employed by leftists against conservatives who won't put up with the woke agenda. Totalitarianism doesn't happen all at once; it occurs gradually over time. It's important to spot the increments and stop it before it's too late.