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If we're going to talk about climate change and the myriad of issues surrounding it, we must first understand it from a 30,000-foot view. John opens the program this week framing the issue, pointing out the players involved and the arguments they make.

We then welcome to the show UK-based Rupert Darwall (realclearfoundation.org), policy analyst and Senior Fellow at the RealClear Foundation. He examines how the climate change ideology has invaded the business world, largely through ESG scores. He calls it the socialization of capitalism. Many people are rolling with the narrative right now, but soon conditions will begin to deteriorate and it's only when reality becomes harsh that people wake up and start pushing back.

But can you even push back right now? Debate and dissent have been shut down by the powers that be controlling the climate narrative. John welcomes to the program Gregory Wrightstone (co2coalition.org), geologist and Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition. He shows how scientific studies, charts, and models are often manipulated to both further the narrative and stifle debate. If you try to debate, and you use facts and data to back up your assertions, the party of science will shut you down.

Finally this week, we take a look at the real world costs to the climate agenda – fuel costs rising, expensive electric cars, etc. – and ask: is this being done on purpose? Wrapping up our guest list this week is Levi Russell (levirussell.com), Assistant Teaching Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Kansas. He discusses the practicality of trying to achieve what the climate alarmists say they want. It all looks pretty impossible. Could it be that the real plan is to make energy so costly that we won't use it?

An HSBC executive made the "mistake" of telling the truth about climate change in a presentation he was giving; he was subsequently suspended for doing so. Joining us from the UK is Rupert Darwall (realclearfoundation.org), policy analyst and Senior Fellow at the RealClear Foundation. This example with the HSBC executive points to a larger problem of climate change ideology invading the business world through ESG scores. He calls it the socialization of capitalism. As we've always said, reality wins out in the end. Only when reality becomes so harsh that people begin insisting on debate and change, will this country – and the rest of the world – get back on track.

The Biden administration announced that they are suspending the Disinformation Governance Board. But is the desire to control information really gone from our government? First up this week, we welcome writer and scientist Dr. Matt Briggs (wmbriggs.com) to the program. He shows that even though the disinformation board is on hiatus, other similar offices still exist, like the Office of Environment Justice. Government, in establishing what disinformation is supposed to be, is also establishing what truth is supposed to be.

The need to create a disinformation board in the first place is still prevalent and, according to our next guest, is more about being afraid of dissent rather than disinformation. Back with us today is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. The left has evolved from supporting all free speech no matter what to now demonizing free speech – especially if it goes against their narrative.

We finish up this week with a report out of Canada that the Trudeau administration may soon require journalists to obtain a license if they want to keep doing business. Joining us is freelance writer and software engineer Michael Tennant (thenewamerican.com). Journalists are not yet required to get a license in Canada, but subsidies and preferential treatment tend to go to those who have one. With freedom of speech under attack in the U.S., how long before we see a similar requirement for our press?

This Memorial Day, we take time to honor, reflect, and remember those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our country so we can keep those freedoms we often talk about.

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.

It’s Time to Get Real

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:31

John Loeffler

February 26, 2022

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In the midst of the globalists' Great Reset plans, it's important that you root yourself and your family in reality because, as we always say, it will win in the end. First up this week to discuss some of those nefarious Great Reset plans is author and academic freedom spokesman Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com). He looks at sustainability measures, ESG scores, and stakeholder capitalism. We're even close to implementing China's social credit score here in America. Anchoring yourself to the truth and reality will help get you through the Reset storms that are coming.

If you don't anchor yourself to reality, all kinds of problems crop up that can quickly spiral out of control when reality becomes real. What should we be teaching our children so they avoid those problems? Joining us this week to discuss this is author and cryptography expert Paul Rosenberg (freemansperspective.com). He advocates for teaching your children how to think through a problem, rooting themselves in reality first. Once that's established, it becomes easy to maneuver through different ideas on the way to solving a problem. If reality is going to win, it's best to be anchor yourself there.

Finally this week, we ask a fundamental question about our country: if free speech is essential for a free society, why is there such a brutal war on it? Here to answer that question is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He shows the tactics of those on the Left who are waging war to fundamentally transform our society. They claim the Right peddles misinformation, but can't name any specifics. They won't debate you because they lack substance to their arguments. So instead they wage a war on free speech so that no one can challenge their ideals. They will lose, though, because reality always becomes real. Share

China established communism, then added capitalism later to keep it going. The U.S., however, is doing the opposite. We've had capitalism for a while and now we're infusing China-style communism. Back with us today after a long hiatus is author and academic freedom spokesman Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com). He shows how the Great Reset isn't coming – it's already here. He discusses stakeholder capitalism, ESG scores, and sustainability. We're even close to implementing China's social credit score in America. We can fight back, but we must do it lawfully.