The fiasco that was our exit from Afghanistan has shone a bright light on America's standing in the world. Are we top dog still or are we a fallen giant? Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us to discuss a myriad of topics. He looks at what made America great in the first place and how we have abandoned that to the detriment of our standing as a superpower. He examines China's tactics around the world, including in Cuba where they control the Internet and thusly the ability to shut down communication among protestors. He also discusses Russia and their intelligence network in and around Afghanistan – a network that gives them a greater strategic leg up than America's network. Can we find our way back to what made us great? Or will we going forward be known as a fallen giant?
A recent cyber attack against Microsoft is thought to have originated in China. Is our government doing anything to protect U.S. citizens, companies, and its own assets from cyber attack? Lending his machine learning expertise to us today is Weifeng Zhong (policychangeindex.org), Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He looks at not only our government's attempts to thwart online attacks, but also at censorship in the culture war. The powers that be and politically correct are protecting China, making it more difficult to recognize that they are a threat. Will free speech be enough to fight against China?
First up this week, we have defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com), joining us from Kiev, Ukraine, where he examines the geopolitics of Russia and China, including Putin's new extended stay as Russian leader, the possible collapse economically of both countries, and how well Americans understand what's happening outside of the U.S.
We transition to Peter Vincent Pry (www.emptaskforcenhs.com), Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He looks at how little the U.S. has prepared against a possible EMP attack and how a power bloc of countries would compete for control if the U.S. were ever to militarily leave a region.
What is a paradigm shift and what does it look like when you're going through one? In this week's boralogue, John makes sense of all the chaos we're seeing today, explaining the different steps of the paradigm shift happening right now and how to survive it. We must retain the foundations America was built on once we've shifted or we're done as a free country.
We round out the program this week with John's analysis on logical fallacies, how best to spot them, and what you can do to refute them.
If we are under threat of attack, it should be the responsibility of those in charge to prepare for it. Peter Vincent Pry (www.emptaskforcenhs.com), Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security joins us to examine the Deep State bureaucracy's disdain for President Trump and their reluctance to change into an effective government. The Obama holdovers have entrenched themselves and are committed to a competing narrative.
Mr. Pry describes the EMP program as it exists today, the comparison between President Reagan's Star Wars Initiative and President Trump's Space Force, and the power bloc of countries – Russia, China, Iran, etc., as well as a global terrorist network, that would vie for control should the United States fall from its current position at the top of global geopolitics.