The Free Expression Institute just handed out awards meant to honor – well, free expression – but the awards ended up going to people in social media and Big Tech who have been instrumental in censoring conservatives. Joining us today from Massachusetts is G. Tod Slone (theamericandissident.org), Founder of the American Dissident. He looks at the numerous violations of free speech occurring in society today and how, even though we have the First Amendment, many people feel the need to self-censor in order to steer clear of hassle. And if we don't self-censor, then the tech overlords will do it for us.
The long rolling agenda to establish a New World Order has affected virtually every aspect of our lives, including education. In order to understand how we got to where we are, we need to recognize the history of this long rolling agenda. Back with us is long-time friend of the show, Dennis Cuddy, a historian and former Senior Associate at the Department of Education (newswithviews.com). He shows how educrats removed moral absolutes and Judeo-Christian values from schools and replaced them with leftist ideals and globalism.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..." We are all familiar with the words. But what did the founders mean by unalienable rights? Robert Curry (claremont.org), Board Member at the Claremont Institute, joins us to discuss the difference between alienable and unalienable rights and how the latter is under attack today. Common sense has been lost and in its place has emerged a post-truth ideology.
Finally this week, we attempt to look at free speech and journalism from a balanced, middle of the ground perspective with Matt Welch (reason.com), libertarian and Editor at Large at Reason Magazine. He looks at the difference between the cultural value and the legal value of free speech in society. He also goes over the history of journalism and how the media, an institution protected under the first amendment, has now come out against free speech.
In the constant battle for free speech between the left and the right in this country, very few people tackle the argument from the middle of the field. Joining us today is, as John calls him, the man in the middle of the row boat trying to stop it from toppling over. That man is Matt Welch (reason.com), Libertarian and Editor at Large at Reason Magazine. He looks at the state of free speech today and the difference between the cultural value and the legal value of free speech in society. He also covers the history of journalism and how media is now coming out against free speech in some areas. Will the war on our constitutional freedoms continue to get uglier?
Censorship seems to be a popular activity these days, but it has picked up a surprising champion – the mainstream media! Joining us today is John Tierney (city-journal.org), Contributor Editor to the City Journal, who points out that censorship had been ramping up, but since the Capitol violence, it has been unleashed virtually unabated. And as crazy as it sounds, woke leftist media outlets seem to be welcoming it. Conservatives are being banned, but when leftists called for violence during the Trump administration, nothing was done. It's a dangerous plan to ignore the freedoms found in the Constitution – when that happens, totalitarianism isn't far behind.
Colleges used to be bastions of free speech but in recent years have become a staunch enemy of our First Amendment. Travis Barham (adflegal.org), Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, joins us today to discuss a current Supreme Court case he's working on. The case involves a student at a Georgia college who was made to jump through hoops just to speak freely about his faith on campus, only to find his rights were still violated after all the hoop-jumping. Speech zones, small corners of campus where one can still speak his or her mind, are on trial, but it's the future of the First Amendment's freedoms of speech and religion that are really at stake.
First up this week Peter Hammond (www.frontlinemissionsa.org), Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship, joins us from South Africa to examine the inner workings of Marxist revolutions and how once the leaders get in power, there is no need to keep around the folks who got them there. He also looks at the psychological warfare that Marxists use to manipulate the masses.
Then we chat with Stanley Kurtz (www.eppc.org), Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, who discusses the history of multiculturalism, the rise in speech codes, and the odd, contradictory concept of strategic essentialism.
John then looks at two streams of toxic thought in the boralogue – that of Marxism and postmodernism. He shows how we came from a solid foundation in America to a near Marxist takeover and contrasts the toxicity of today's popular narratives with that of our Judeo-Christian roots.
We wrap out the show this week with a clip from John's appearance on KYMS radio recently where he and host, Lee Lancaster, discuss a variety of topics including what happens when Marxism comes to your church and the philosophies of mob rule. The full interview will post Sunday for Premium Members.
In 1987 at Stanford University, there were calls for Western Civilization to be done away with. Stanley Kurtz (www.eppc.org), Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, joins us to discuss the history of multiculturalism, the incorporation of Marxism into that narrative, and the increase of speech codes and assertions that everyone is a racist.