Many of today's youth – college-age and younger – don't want to debate and don't seem capable of understanding history as it actually was. We welcome to the podcast today Anne-Christine Hoff (jarvis.edu), Professor of English at Jarvis Christian College in Texas. Younger liberals make ideological claims but can't back them up and can't defend them, but if you disagree with them, they will thunder condemnation against you, the racist dissenter. That is classic Marxism. Big Tech and the education system have teamed up to make young people what they are today. And many Christian universities don't seem to want to address these issues. That's unfortunate because if there is going to be a successful pushback against the indoctrination, it will have to come from Christians.
Does the U.S. have a good legacy or a bad legacy? The answer is 'yes.' In this week's boralogue, John asks – was the American experiment actually worth it? We have freedom and rights and prosperity in this country and that has enabled a group of people today to condemn freedom and rights and prosperity. America has been through a lot and that process is the reason why we are the greatest nation in the world today. It's tragic that certain people want to destroy that.
The battle for the future is the battle for free speech, but that battle is being lost in Europe. Free speech activist and author Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (www.encountertruth.com) joins us to discuss her experience with the politically correct speech police in Europe when she was vilified for speaking actual facts about Islam. She asserts that America must battle to keep freedom, because when it fails here, it fails worldwide.
John takes a moment to give an update on the Middle East, focusing on Iran and the amping up of their nuclear program as well as their strategy to geographically box in Israel, presumably in preparation for a future attack.
Giving a perspective from inside Israel, Avi Abelow, CEO of 12 Tribes Films, (www.israelunwired.com) joins us to defend Israel from untrue attacks from the liberal Left and discuss how supporting Israel is the right thing for peace in the region because Israel sits on the front line of freedom in the Middle East.
John's quote of the week:
"What made our experiment in the West different than everywhere else? We began to see value in each individual human being as a creature of God. That we have certain unalienable rights granted to us by God. That the purpose of government is to defend those rights, to protect those rights, and to not violate them."
In this week's Extras segment, it's a double feature showing the worldview battle we find ourselves in today. From September 2013, we play an interview with Jim Simpson on the Left's Cloward-Piven strategy. Then we transition to a June 2012 interview with Darrow Miller on the need to get back to our Judeo-Christian foundation if we are going to win this battle in the West.