frame the debate

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?

The one common thread through the whole climate change issue for over 30 years has been: dissent will not be tolerated. Joining us today is Gregory Wrightstone (co2coalition.org), geologist and Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition. He describes how scientific studies and models are being manipulated to further ideological narratives. And you can't push back on it. Al Gore said the debate is over on climate change. The only problem is that the debate was never allowed to happened. People who are saying politically incorrect things on any topic, including climate change, will be silenced. And if you back up your assertions with facts and data, the party of science will shout you down.

Putting the Whole Puzzle Together

Broadcast Running Time: 01:16:13

John Loeffler

March 12, 2022

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John often tackles the question: how did we get to where we are today? That's an important question, but so is: where are we heading? To lead off the show this week, John combines the two questions, looking at all the puzzle pieces affecting us today. He tackles the situation with Russia and Ukraine as well as inflation, oil prices, climate change, the push to discontinue fossil fuels, and the state of U.S. currency as it relates to the world. He shows how we got to where we are today and where we could end up tomorrow.

To better understand the bigger picture, today's millennials and gen-zees need to shed the progressive ideology they're taught in schools and adopt a facts over feelings approach to thinking. Joining us today is Jason Hill (jasondamianhill.com), Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. He discusses politics, education, and culture and gives us hope in the face of the discouragement we see every day. He relates his experience with students and how many of them are beginning to wake up to the fact that something is wrong and maybe the truth really is more important than feelings.

John finishes up recapping the current situation we find ourselves in, once again putting the puzzle pieces together with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the global economy, and the always pervasive climate change narrative. We are flying into a perfect storm; a storm caused by decades of insane policies. But God is our anchor and our hope and we should always pray for His guidance in our lives.

Jason Hill: The Primacy of Feelings Today

Broadcast Running Time: 31:56

John Loeffler

March 1, 2022

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A large percentage of college students are being taught progressive ideology and, as a result, focus more on feelings and opinions than on facts and truth. Today, John catches up with Jason Hill (jasondamianhill.com), Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago, who interacts with students on a daily basis. If we look at not only education, but also politics and culture, it's really easy to become discouraged and think of the future as bleak. Is there hope? Professor Hill suggests that in order to counter progressives, the right needs to advocate for their principles rather than always being on defense. And he sees hope in university classrooms: more and more students today are waking up to the fact that something is wrong and maybe, just maybe, the truth is more important than feelings.

Free speech is essential for a free society. Why then is there such a brutal war on it? Back with us today to discuss is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. The Left is waging this war and it is destructive to freedom if you look at their activities and ideologies. But reality is not on their side. Leftists never address the specifics of the misinformation they say is being put forth by conservatives. And they will not debate you because there is no substance to their arguments. So like most battles in history, they may cause a lot of damage, and freedoms will be ravaged in the process, but eventually, reality will win out.

Daniel Mallock: The Blur of History

Broadcast Running Time: 31:06

John Loeffler

December 14, 2021

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Thomas Jefferson started in the 1790s what was called then the Democrat Party.  So why are democrats angry with him now and removing his statue in New York City?  Back with us to answer this question is author and historian Daniel Mallock (danielmallock.com).  Jefferson was brilliant but he had his faults.  Many people say that those in Revolutionary times should have known better and rejected slavery, but it's because of what has happened in our history that resulted in our overcoming slavery.  The far left are either ignorant of history due to a failing education system, or they do know history but fundamentally hate this country.  Daniel and John look at ways to reach out to these people.