We often talk about totalitarianism, that which occurred in the past as well as what's happening now. On today's podcast, we're going to take a break from the news and get into the details of what totalitarianism exactly is. Joining us to chat about that is literature and history teacher Walker Larson (thehazelnut.substack.com). He describes the different stages of totalitarianism, based on what we've seen in history, and shows some pretty shocking similarities to society today. These stages, by the way, mark a vivid resemblance to the different stages of religious persecution.
So, the Biden administration just announced that they are discontinuing the Disinformation Governance Board. We recorded today's interview right before that announcement. The topics today, however, are still very much relevant. Back with us after a long hiatus is writer and scientist Dr. Matt Briggs (wmbriggs.com). He discusses the obvious faults with a disinformation board, as well as similar problems with the new Office of Environment Justice and its counterpart in the Securities and Exchange Commission. Government, in establishing what disinformation is supposed to be, is also establishing what truth is supposed to be.
Several GOP governors are uniting to fight the Biden administration's failed border security policies. Will it work or is it too little too late? First up this week is Mary Ann Mendoza (angelfamilies.org), Founder of Angel Families. The governors should have united years ago, she contends, because they have more power than they think. She and John discuss several border issues, including remittances, media misinformation, and how jobs and education have been negatively affected. Biden's woke policies are causing all kinds of chaos. As John often says, political correctness is killing us – literally in some cases.
In addition to PC policies literally killing people in the arena of immigration, it's also wreaking havoc in the healthcare system. A girl in Michigan who is in renal failure is being denied access to the transplant list because her parents have a religious objection to the covid vaccine. Joining us today is the girl's mother, Jenna Campau, along with an attorney familiar with the case, Brian Festa of We The Patriots USA (wethepatriotsusa.org). Jenna describes her experience with medical professionals and Brian details the impending court case they are bringing against the doctors. It's a race against time to save the life of a young girl caught in the middle of a politicized and socialized healthcare system.
Finally this week, we take a peek under the hood of Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter that seems to be causing quite the weeping and gnashing of teeth in liberal circles. With us to discuss is columnist and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He looks at the runup to the Twitter purchase, how the board tried its poison pill strategy to no avail, and the always hyperbolic reactions from the left. Only time will tell if Mr. Musk sticks to his pledge to turn Twitter back to a free speech platform.
Most of what politicos, and by extension the media, say is lightly peppered with truth but is largely false. John flies solo today, showing a few examples of when lies backfire, but usually not before causing harm. What can we learn from this? We have to point out the lies and the hypocrisy and show people what's really going on. If we don't, a lot of people (including children) will continue to believe the lies and the harmful narratives. Reality wins in the end, so it's best to be properly prepared.
After much outrage over CRT, it seemed to have faded into obscurity. But news of a Missouri school district including questions in a math assignment related to sexual activity has raised questions about its return. First up this week, we welcome to the show Andrea Widburg (americanthinker.com), Deputy Editor at American Thinker. She looks at how this one example points to a much bigger problem: school curricula are still rife with woke lies about history along with vivid sexual depictions. Thankfully, most parents – and even a few on the left – are not fooled and are beginning to see the truth. Is wokus pokus in schools finally being drowned out by the truth?
Many in younger generations today rely on Google to look up the truth about history or other issues. The problem with that is: how do you know what you're finding is actually true? John flies solo in this segment, examining how much of what Google purports to be fact is often taken out of context. You need to understand facts in context in order to understand why people behave the way they do. Knowing human nature and applying it to history gives you a much clearer, fact-based look at our past, rather than the wokus pokus version we often see. This will help our children in schools as they wade through the waters of indoctrination.
Finally this week, we take a brief look at one of the latest political scandals: the Hunter Biden laptop. Joining us is Lloyd Billingsley (independent.org), Policy Fellow at the Independent Institute. He discusses the further downfall of the intelligence community after current and former IC members published a letter incorrectly denouncing the laptop story as disinformation. The CIA and FBI have become politicized for one side and while doing so have neglected their real job, which is keeping the nation safe.
It's important when studying history or looking up facts to understand the situation in context, otherwise everything gets clouded with judgment. John flies solo on today's podcast, recalling times where he was confronted with a problem and then drew upon conversations he had or books he read in the past in order to come up with a solution. When you Google facts, a lot of times the results are out of context. You need to understand facts in context in order to understand why people behave the way they do. Knowing human nature and applying it to history gives you a much clearer, fact-based look at our past, rather than the wokus-pokus version we often see. A good lesson for not only us but also our children.
After much speculation and days of nervous liberals weeping and gnashing their teeth, Twitter executives accepted Elon Musk's offer to purchase the online platform. Back with us today is retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com) to look at Elon Musk, the man, and the runup to his mega-purchase. He discusses the board's decisions once an initial offer was on the table and what happened from there, including the poison pill maneuver and the always hyperbolic reactions from the left. Will Musk stick to his assurances that Twitter will be a free speech platform? Only time will tell.
John has said that if this isn't the End Times, it's one heck of a dress rehearsal. Joining us today to discuss the religious aspect of current events is Dr. J.B. Hixon (notbyworks.org), President of Not By Works Ministries. We may be living in the last of the last days given a thorough examination of the times. He looks at the constant attempts by the globalists to form a one-world government – a key indicator that the End Times period is near. He also discusses elements of his new book: Spirit of the Antichrist, including how covid, the vaccines, and the 2020 election were all related around a plan to further many of the events happening right now.
Free speech is essential for a free society. Why then is there such a brutal war on it? Back with us today to discuss is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. The Left is waging this war and it is destructive to freedom if you look at their activities and ideologies. But reality is not on their side. Leftists never address the specifics of the misinformation they say is being put forth by conservatives. And they will not debate you because there is no substance to their arguments. So like most battles in history, they may cause a lot of damage, and freedoms will be ravaged in the process, but eventually, reality will win out.
Last year turned out to be a banner year for mainstream media misinformation. They seemed so sure of their stories when published, but when facts came out, very few if any admitted they were wrong. Leading off the show this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He looks back at media lowlights in 2021, including talking points like 'pandemic of the unvaccinated,' 'January 6 was an insurrection,' and 'alternative energies didn't cause Texas's winter grid collapse.' Headlines were in large fonts; corrections, if any, were but a tiny footnote.
Unaccountable media occurs not just in the U.S., but also in international press. Nowhere is this more evident than in coverage of Israel. Tamar Sternthal (camera.org), Director of CAMERA's Israel office, joins us this week to look at two stories the media got wrong in 2021. First, Israel was made out to be the aggressor toward Gaza when the facts show that Gaza attacked initially. The second story involved a professor with ties to Hamas promoted as a bridge builder when in reality he taught his students to hate Israel. Once again, neither publisher was held to much account.
Finally this week, we dive into the topic of digital vaccine passports with longtime friend of the show Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. He examines the globalist plan to track every human being on earth, using governments and private companies and organizations to get it done. This plan has been in place for decades and with technology finally in place, the globalists are on the cusp of realizing their dream. John notes that this dream looks suspiciously like one written in the Book of Revelation.