The long-predicted day of reckoning caused by severe governmental mismanagement and kicking the can down the road is at our doorstep. John flies solo today looking at the perfect storm of energy policy inflation and monetary inflation coupled with several concerning geopolitical events. The current administration and the powers that be behind the scenes are all seemingly doing the wrong things or worse, nothing at all to help. People are starting to realize that something is very wrong. On the day of reckoning, one group of people will look to the Constitution to guide them through the chaos; the other group will look to destroy it. That's the battle we're in right now.
We've heard much about the looming food shortages and a lot of that has to do with a dearth of fertilizer. How bad will it be? Joining us to go over the dour forecast is writer and political activist Michael Snyder (theeconomiccollapseblog.com). He discusses how both Russia and Ukraine are responsible, in usual years, for a large percentage of the world's wheat and fertilizer. There's an obvious shortage now because this isn't a usual year for those countries. We're set to experience the shortages beginning later this year. He and John discuss what, if anything, can be done about this impending crisis.
We've discussed before the nefarious nature of ESG scores, which are social credit scores for businesses. Today we look at how these socialist standards would affect the oil industry. First up this week is author and scholar John Horvat (returntoorder.org). He examines the recent rule proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission that would force public companies to disclose climate risks involved in their operation. This rule, motivated by ideology, not economics, gives the impression that America is weak and for the oil industry, will result in declined oil production at a time when energy needs are on the rise.
We then transition to the education arena, showing how dysfunctional our schools have become, even in conservative areas. John first chats with Adam Guillette (aim.org), President of Accuracy in Media. He looks at how CRT is still being taught in schools – even in red states and even after parents succeeded in removing it from curricula. Teachers have admitted that no matter what happens, they'll just close the classroom door and teach what they want.
How did our education system get to the point where teachers choose to teach CRT or discuss sexual topics with children? We welcome two guests: Richard Hawkins (christedu.org), retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and Dr. Max Lyons (face.net), Director of Teaching Services at the Foundation for American Christian Education. They reveal how teachers' colleges are preparing educators to indoctrinate students with socialist lesson plans. Dr. Lyons shows how his foundation has developed a biblical approach to teaching.
We wrap up the show this week with a positive message. People around the world need to hear and read the Word of God and one of those places is in South America. Joining John is David Witt (spritofmartyrdom.com), CEO of Spirit of Martyrdom International. He describes the need for God's Word in Venezuela and Colombia and what his organization is doing to provide Bibles and leadership in churches there. God has begun a revival of the Christian Church and a renewal of hearts, including those in hard-to-reach tribal areas.
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently proposed a rule that would force public companies to disclose climate risks involved in their operation. Joining us today to go over this is author and scholar John Horvat II (returntoorder.org). This rule and others like it don't make sense economically, so they must be motivated by ideology. Regardless of the source, the perception is that America is weak and working against itself. In regards to this rule, oil companies will face harassment and declined production because the Biden administration has declared war on American energy at a time when we need it the most.
Politicos have mismanaged our economy for years leading us to the paradigm shift we're experiencing today. Now they're trying to offload responsibility but also use this mess to continue their agenda. John opens the program this week continuing his analysis of how we got here. He reviews what President Trump did to repair our economy and how President Biden has undone all of that. The world runs on oil, but there are forces – namely the climate alarmists – that have always advocated for getting us off of oil by taxing it, thereby hurting the poor and middle class. They and the politicos have slowly enacted their plans over the years, leading us to where we are today.
People are beginning to awaken from their slumber when it comes to these plans. The emperor is quickly disrobing and all the cards are now on the table. Joining us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. Globalists are using our current crises to accelerate their Great Reset plans, but as they do, average everyday folks are waking up. Issues and relationships once thought unimportant are suddenly found to be vital. There's a battle brewing between the resetters and the reformers as we race into an unknown future.
There has been a new set of sanctions against the Russian government for their role in Ukraine. But could there be unforeseen consequences to these new sanctions? With us to discuss is Tho Bishop (mises.org), Assistant Editor of the Mises Wire at the Mises Institute. He shows how politicians are largely ignorant about economics, putting politics over sound policy. He also looks at the very real possibility that the sanctions process being used against Putin right now may soon be used against ‘domestic terrorists' in America.
We finish this week's program with an incredible update from our correspondent in Ukraine, Reuben Johnson. We had feared the worst after not hearing from him for weeks, but he's back and he tells us what he experienced trying to leave Ukraine and how the Russian soldiers feel about the war they're fighting.
Last week John gave a history as to how we arrived at our current state in the economy and with the dollar. Today, John continues that historical account, reviewing what President Trump did to repair our economy and how President Biden has undone all of that, causing us to be dependent on autocracies for oil and giving Russia economic advantages that the world would rather it not have. John points out the world runs on oil, but there are forces – namely the climate alarmists – that have always advocated for getting us off of oil by taxing it, thereby eroding our economy, hurting the poor and middle class, and lining their own pockets. They've slowly enacted their plan over the years, leading us to where we are today.
John and Producer Steve sit down to chat about a variety of topics today, including the absolute failure, despite the left's best efforts, of the climate change narrative, as well as the media's failure to report actual news, instead replacing it with anonymous sources and faulty fact checking. They also discuss America's role as the world's policeman and whether that will continue or should continue – and if it doesn't, who steps in to fill that void?
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked this week the Emergencies Act in an effort to defeat the trucker Freedom Convoy – a rally that has occupied parts of Ottawa for three weeks to protest Trudeau's stifling Covid mandates. John and Producer Steve discuss the implications of the Emergencies Act and compare it to Hitler and the leadup to Nazi rule in the 1930s. Anyone who opposes the government's – whether it be in Canada or the U.S. – official position will be branded a terrorist and once that happens, the government's actions against those people, no matter how egregious and anti-freedom, will be deemed justified. It's a dangerous precedent to set.
John flies solo on today's podcast, looking at the dysfunctional government messaging about the trucker protests in Canada and about our media in this country. For years, progressives and leftists have shouted praise for protests, occupation of buildings, and disruption of schools – all in the name of democracy. But now, when their ideological foes are protesting, it's a threat and must be stopped. It becomes nearly impossible to march in lockstep with a group of people that keeps changing directions and doesn't bother to tell you. The only thing constant in this are the double standards. Or massive flippage, as John calls it.
There are those who believe that the virus doesn't exist and the vaccine is a bio-weapon. That there will be a massive problem for those who were vaccinated beginning later this year. We may not agree with everything those folks are saying, but John has always been willing to give them the freedom to express their views. So today, we welcome self-proclaimed anarchist, retired financial advisor Gary Barnett (garybarnett.com), to the show. He gives his views on how the recent cyber attacks were a test run for more hazardous disruptions, and how the messenger RNA vaccines are not what has been advertised. He looks at where we're headed and why the powers that be would mislead us about the virus and the vaccines.