Views deemed unpopular by the woke crowd should be protected under a nation's laws, but what happens when college students are kicked out anyway for expressing them? Joining us today from Canada to talk about his country's anti-free speech problem on college campuses is freelance writer Calum Anderson (crisismagazine.com). He looks at the differences in laws between Canada and the U.S. and broadens things out to cover the woke crowd's need for "dissenters" to write statements rejecting their own beliefs before they can be eligible to be hired.
The media in the Westersphere seems focused on ratings and not on substance. They play semantic games instead of focusing on reality. In today's boralogue, John looks at the reality going on in the world, with global geopolitics and the unfair, and sometimes completely absent, coverage that it gets. Free speech no matter where it's at is in serious jeopardy. Complex issues are dealt with in clichés and when the clichés no longer work, force and violence is used instead. To best prepare for this, we must orient ourselves to reality before watching the semantic games that are being played.
What happens when a false narrative falls apart? In this week's boralogue, John looks at the three stages of a collapsing narrative. First, there is the explaining away of inconsistencies which quickly moves to shutting people up through censorship. Those of us who know the truth must then use our freedom of speech to counter with facts. Finally, when they've been caught with their hand in the cookie jar, they simply redesign the cookie jar by claiming they were always for the now evident truth and hope that no one notices. Moving on, not repentance, is the way of politics it seems.
Today's guest, Mike Berry (www.firstliberty.org), General Counsel at First Liberty Institute, discusses the legal question of the U.S. Navy banning religious services due to the coronavirus. The Navy still has a chance to reverse the order, but attorneys could get involved, citing that there is no virus or military exception to the First Amendment.
In today's premium boralogue, John asks the question: do we really want to go through secession or another Civil War again? We have crossed a dangerous barrier away from personal freedom to only being able to think or say that which the government approves. In order to deescalate the growing tension, people should stop trying to enshrine their beliefs into law in order to punish another group of people who don't believe as they do. This country was founded on freedom. And it should stay that way!
How did we get from the solid American experiment that led to the greatest country in history to today's attempted Marxist takeover? In this week's premium boralogue, John looks at two streams of toxic thought that has pervaded our culture for the past century: Marxism and postmodernism. Contrast those with America's solid foundation of Judeo-Christian values and you see the stark contrast we experience every day in this country.
Does the U.S. have a good legacy or a bad legacy? The answer is 'yes.' In this week's boralogue, John asks – was the American experiment actually worth it? We have freedom and rights and prosperity in this country and that has enabled a group of people today to condemn freedom and rights and prosperity. America has been through a lot and that process is the reason why we are the greatest nation in the world today. It's tragic that certain people want to destroy that.
The battle for the future is the battle for free speech, but that battle is being lost in Europe. Free speech activist and author Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (www.encountertruth.com) joins us to discuss her experience with the politically correct speech police in Europe when she was vilified for speaking actual facts about Islam. She asserts that America must battle to keep freedom, because when it fails here, it fails worldwide.
John takes a moment to give an update on the Middle East, focusing on Iran and the amping up of their nuclear program as well as their strategy to geographically box in Israel, presumably in preparation for a future attack.
Giving a perspective from inside Israel, Avi Abelow, CEO of 12 Tribes Films, (www.israelunwired.com) joins us to defend Israel from untrue attacks from the liberal Left and discuss how supporting Israel is the right thing for peace in the region because Israel sits on the front line of freedom in the Middle East.
John's quote of the week:
"What made our experiment in the West different than everywhere else? We began to see value in each individual human being as a creature of God. That we have certain unalienable rights granted to us by God. That the purpose of government is to defend those rights, to protect those rights, and to not violate them."
In this week's Extras segment, it's a double feature showing the worldview battle we find ourselves in today. From September 2013, we play an interview with Jim Simpson on the Left's Cloward-Piven strategy. Then we transition to a June 2012 interview with Darrow Miller on the need to get back to our Judeo-Christian foundation if we are going to win this battle in the West.