Almost immediately after Rush Limbaugh passed away, people who did not agree with his ideology began disparaging his memory in very contemptible ways. Are we getting comfortable with this type of hatred? Boyd Matheson (deseret.com), Opinion Editor at the Deseret News, joins us today to discuss how we got to this point of vitriolic division. He lists the various ways politicians and the media get us to hate each other and shares ways we can counteract that. The solution may be found in our younger generations.
Those on the Left proclaim that the Capitol incursion in January was an assault on democracy, but soon after, they began the process to oust someone who isn't even in office, going against the requirements set forth in the Constitution. Why the contradiction? John explores some logical and reasonable questions into situations that have neither logic nor reason. For example, ideologies are declared absolutely while at the same time, those that declare them are living under the belief that there is no absolute truth. Why does this happen? John looks at the five characteristics of postmodern thought. It shows that there is no basis in reality to justify this reasoning and so contradictions always pop up. When logic and reason are applied to debate these contradictions, postmodernists will always lose the debate. That's where censorship comes in. If you can't debate it, you must suppress it. No country can long survive in this type of climate.
Why are we losing sixty to eighty percent of our youth to postmodern, Neo-Marxist ideologies by the time they come out of college? Why are absolute truths constantly being challenged in the marketplace of ideas in favor of relativistic and often self-contradictory definitions?
Today's throwback program features segments of John Loeffler’s address entitled, “Antichrist Doesn’t Wear Tights,” focusing on the effects of deceptive dialectical thought flooding into the West and the Church. The address was delivered at Koinonia Institute’s Conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on November 18, 2006.
There is a great co-opting of America, as John has said in times past. For this day after Thanksgiving, we are flashing back to March 2003 to a round table discussion on Steel about consensus thinking with four participants: Charlotte Iserbyt, Sarah Leslie, Steve Goss and Dr. Robert Klenck.
The participants give detailed explanations how consensus thinking is used methodically by governments, churches, private corporations, and schools to confuse people and convince them into going along with hidden agendas. Remember what John has always said about consensus: break the word into two parts, con and senses – you are being conned out of your senses. So beware, enjoy the blast from the past, and marvel at how relevant this information still is today.
How did we ever get to a point where we have such rampant cancel culture in Western civilization? On today's podcast, John looks at the change in education over the past three decades from thinking based on logic and fact to thinking based on consensus group think. As a result, some people have built safe spaces to retreat to when they are faced with facts antithetical to their worldview. They tried to shame us by calling us all kinds of names but that isn't working anymore so they have moved on the next step – cancel culture. John gives advice and warnings when dealing with people who have constructed these safe spaces.
When you go against the norms of the far left, there is a chance that you can discuss the differences with them, but most likely you will fall victim to cancel culture. Dr. Jeff Myers (www.summit.org), President of Summit Ministries is with us today to discuss his organization's methods to counteract Marxist thought in the classroom. Apologizing in the hopes that they will forgive you will still get you canceled.
Dr. Myers asserts that it's best when responding to cancelers not to name call and try to destroy like they do. If they're willing to talk, it's possible to find a solution. But in other instances when your grade or your job is on the line, a different strategy may be needed, such as taking an accuser to court. Sometimes though, people get to the point that no matter the circumstance, they just have to say, "I will not sit down. I will not shut up."
A common question asked today: why are things happening the way they're happening? There just doesn't seem to be any reason or logic in any of this. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the stages postmodernists and Marxists go through to destroy the country, all of which explains exactly what's happening today. In order to take us down, they have to knock out our foundations and destabilize society. It is a war to fundamentally transform our country. And it's getting to a point where we can no longer hunker down and hope it passes us by. We need to stand up for what is right before it's too late.
There is so much flipping and flopping on issues today, it's enough to make a person dizzy. In this week's boralogue, John looks at postmodernist history and why they don't seem to mind changing course on an issue. To them, reality is based on feelings and perceptions, which means words and laws and rules don't have concrete meaning. There are no moral standards, but sooner or later reality becomes real and people will need to think clearly. Today's youth haven't been taught how to do that, so many are lashing out, causing chaos around the country and inconsistently asserting their opinion on important issues.
We're a hundred years out from the Roaring 20s of the last century. How different will this decade be from that one? In this week's boralogue, John looks at how our freedoms are eroding and how a technocracy and public-private partnership will completely restructure the government as we know it without the consent of the governed. It's time for reform if we want to preserve the freedoms in the Constitution. Little people like us are just the ones to do that.
The basis for the 1619 Project is that the history of the United States is rooted in slavery and racism at every turn. Dr. Jason Hill (www.jasondamianhill.com), Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago, joins us to examine how the U.S. overcame slavery and helped pull many people out of poverty through capitalism. But instead of being taught this in classrooms, students learn how to hate what it means to be an American.
John gives a brief analysis on the history of the Peace Process in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians, questioning who Israel's peace partner would be since past and present candidates have all walked away from the negotiating table.
Richard Shinder (www.theatine.com), Founder and Managing Partner of Theatine Partners, joins us to discuss the latest with globalism during the pandemic and how countries tend to reject it and turn inward during a crisis.
Finally, we welcome Nick Adams (www.nickadamsusa.com), Founder of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. He promotes his new book, Trump and Churchill, comparing and contrasting the two men, looking at their actions, the media's perception of them, and their place in the annals of history.