Happy Good Friday and prelude to Easter weekend. John flies solo today, tackling a number of topics, including the corruption of science by wokeism, climate alarmism and its relation to religion, and the superiority of the Christian worldview over the secular one. He covers a variety of news stories as well, including a bakery that is owed a lot of money from a woke college and the push for equity in academics and churches fails.
'Go Woke, Go Broke' has been primarily associated with companies, but now it seems like museums are being affected. Joining us today is Heather MacDonald (manhattan-institute.org), Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She describes how the Art Institute of Chicago, along with other museums in the U.S., are trying to diversify by firing their current docents – due to overwhelming whiteness – and hiring new ones based solely on skin color and ethnicity. But when they say they have a problem with 'whiteness,' what they really mean is that they have a problem with Western Civilization. And when a museum is at odds with that, not only could donations take a hit, but also their whole reason for being is called into question.
Recently on Steel, we had a conversation about the Great Reset and touched briefly on the topic of ESG scores. Joining us today to go more in depth on ESG is Pat Wood (technocracy.news), Editor of Technocracy News and Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech. He looks at how companies are now being forced to comply with sustainable development and climate change policies in order to survive in the marketplace. It affects their market share, their credit rating, essentially their ability to do business. Globalists are incorporating subjective evaluation to companies based on leftist narratives, when it should be and always has been based on an objective, narrative-free process.
Joe Biden has said that the next Supreme Court Justice should be a black female – definitely a woke policy. But what happens when you apply that policy to hiring for an airline pilot? Joining us today to lend his expertise is retired airline pilot Captain Al Francis (captain-al-speaking.com). He relates several examples of airline disasters that happened because of either a fault in the plane's design or lack of experience by a pilot – incidents where many people died. If certain groups of people are not making the grade or performing at a higher level, then we should be asking why that is, not adjusting the standards in an attempt to make everyone equal.
Too many people today refuse to face reality and it always causes problems until that reality becomes real. What should we be teaching our children so they avoid those problems? Back with us today to go over this is author and cryptography expert Paul Rosenberg (freemansperspective.com). He advocates for teaching children how to think through a problem, always basing thoughts on reality and working out from there. If you're based on truth and reality, then you can consider the validity of other ideas. Reality always becomes real – it's best to root yourself there.
Some media outlets are beginning to comment on the dysfunction and failures of the Biden administration. How will they extract themselves from the narratives they're anchored to, all the while not irking the far left progressives? Joining us today is Bruce Thornton (fresnostate.edu), Professor Emeritus of Classics and Humanities at Cal State Fresno. He examines why the media seems to be slowly turning on the Biden administration – and it has nothing to do with principles. They are slaves to ideology and a lot of it stems from the indoctrination in our education system, something Professor Thornton has had a front row seat to for years.
Has America learned anything since the attacks on September 11, 2001? The globalists were at work 20 years ago. What are they up to today? We welcome back to the program Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Founder and Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Founder of Technocracy News. He looks at the sustainable development plans of the globalists, which are the same now as back then, only now they are armed with artificial intelligence and higher computing power. He also discusses biometrics, the Trilateral Commission, social engineering, and of course technocracy.
The globalists are also waging war on the economic front, using the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as their general. Back with us this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He examines the IMF’s plan to issue ‘special drawing rights’ that will redistribute America’s wealth and replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Does this sound surprising? It should since no one in the media is talking about it. Can we stop this high-tech theft or is it too late?
Finally this week we look at the concept of inequality and the leftists’ idealistic and unrealistic definition of it. Joining us to discuss this is James Rogers (lawliberty.org), Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. Are the rich evil like the left says, or do they offer employment, fund charities that help the poor, and keep the economy humming? The core issue with the leftists’ inequality problem is that those shouting the loudest do the least amount of work to solve it.
Inequality is a buzzword around the woke campfire these days, but like most issues associated with wokedom, once you peel back the layers, the original argument falls apart. Joining us today is James Rogers (lawliberty.org), Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. It's nice to shout that the poor aren't equal to the rich, but few people delve deeper to see that many rich people offer employment, fund charities that help the poor, and keep the economy chugging. And the irony is, the same people who obsess the most about inequality and the poor are usually well-off individuals who never try and solve the problem.
"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme:" a quote attributed to author Mark Twain. We see today the seedlings of socialism beginning to burst through here in the U.S. and it looks awfully familiar. First up this week is Andrei Znamenski (notesonliberty.com), Professor of History at the University of Memphis. He grew up in the Soviet Union before coming here in 1991 and is an expert in the lead-up to the Bolshevik movement of 1917. He describes the beginning of communism in Russia where they would shut down intellectual debate, control the media, and institute a repressive cancel culture. Where have we heard that before?
The Christian Church has been affected by this change, with some leaders and pastors compromising the Church's doctrines to cater to the secularized culture. Back with us this week after a long hiatus is Ken Ham (answersingenesis.org), CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. He looks to help prepare Christians to take a bold stand, defend God's Word, and take on the worldly culture. The Church should cease compromising because in the troubled times ahead, with the enemies already inside the gates, the solid foundation of Truth will be a much needed weapon.
Finally this week, we take a look at censorship and the violation of the free speech rights of millions of Americans. Wrapping up the show is May Davis (iwf.org), Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. She discusses President Trump's class action lawsuit against social media companies, the need to apply fair rules to everyone equally, and how the repercussions of Big Tech's censorship could help change the culture and founding principles of the country.
Every time socialism has been tried, it has failed and it has failed partly because government tried planning every aspect of everyone's life: an endeavor doomed to crash and burn every time. Joining us today is Andrei Znamenski (notesonliberty.com), Professor of History at the University of Memphis. He moved here after his childhood in Russia and has studied the lead-up to the Bolshevik movement. He describes the beginning of communism in Russia and how the powers that be shut down intellectual debate, controlled the media, and instituted a repressive cancel culture. I think it's obvious the U.S. is on a very similar path today. Consider us warned.