Most everyone knows that social media companies are censoring conservative output. There are a variety of ways this is done. Joining John today in what is always a fun and fascinating conversation is infrastructure expert Dr. Russ White (rule11.tech). He and John discuss a variety of topics, including machine-learning algorithms, the publisher vs platform debate, and the arbitrary allocation of posts as 'violent' or 'hate' speech. They even dive into the topic of pre-crime and the strange aspect of enforcing free speech – how exactly do you do that? Dr. White offers solutions that should be implemented to allow free expression across the board.
Accusations of voter fraud and corrupted voting machines are still lingering around the last election, but there was another, much larger factor, that flew under the radar and left no paper trail. First up this week is Dr. Robert Epstein (aibrt.org), Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. He shows how Big Tech companies, Google in particular, potentially shifted millions of votes in the 2020 election thanks to biased search results. He describes his research into ephemeral experiences online and weighs the good and bad ideas on how to reform our election process.
What do the Titanic and the modern day Church have in common? Author and former new ager Warren B. Smith (warrenbsmith.com) is back with us after a long hiatus to discuss his new book, The Titanic and Today's Church: A Tale of Two Shipwrecks. He covers a variety of interesting topics like automatic writing, the God within, and other New Age beliefs that are seeping into the Christian church today. Today's church has been warned countless times about the infiltration of New Age thinking. Will it face a similar result as the unsinkable ship?
John finishes up the program this week by looking back at the Texas cold snap in February, reviewing how the media spun their narratives and how the concept of green energy, worthwhile as it is, is not yet ready for prime time.
We've heard about voter fraud in the last election and possibly corrupted voting machines, but there was another, much larger factor, that flew under the radar and left no paper trail. Joining us today is Dr. Robert Epstein (aibrt.org), Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. He looks at Big Tech companies, Google in particular, and the millions of votes that were potentially shifted thanks to biased search results. He describes his meticulous research showing bias and his efforts at producing a search result paper trail, not to mention whistleblower emails that prove Google spearheaded influence efforts. He also weighs the good and bad ideas on how to solve this problem.
You have to ask critical questions in order to cut through the noise and get to the bottom of any issue. In this week's boralogue, John looks at several news stories – protests in Ecuador, global warming outrage, calling out hate speech – and asks the critical question in each instance. Once you know what to watch for, getting at the real issue underneath the noise is easy. It's also essential.
The Amazon Synod is underway in Rome but what is it exactly? Dr. Matthew Bunson (www.ncregister.com), Faculty Chair at Catholic Distance University, joins us to explain the different issues expected to be discussed at the Synod as well as the possibility of certain Catholic traditions being altered.
A Christian high school student was told to either recite the Islamic conversion creed for her history class or receive a failing grade. Richard Thompson (www.thomasmore.org), President and Chief Legal Counsel for Thomas More Law Center, discusses the ensuing legal case against the school and points out the double standard behind allowing Islam in schools but not Christianity.
Collectivism has invaded the classroom in the form of socialist-themed textbooks. Dr. Ileana Johnson (www.ileanajohnson.com), speaker and freelance writer at Canadian Free Press, examines how socialists have infiltrated our education system and shows how history is being revised in America's schools away from a fact-based curriculum and toward a more globalist feelings-based narrative.
Has Google cornered the online search market? Is Facebook an internet commons or is it a platform? Michael Busler (www.stockton.edu), Professor of Finance at Stockton University, dives into these questions and asserts that since Google has a stranglehold on online searches, they are able to influence us in retail spaces and even possibly in the voting booth.
John's quote of the week:
"Here's the killer question: who gets to determine what is and what is not hate speech or disinformation? They inevitably say that it will be a consortium of 'experts' or those who supposedly do fact checking. But the real answer you cannot get. And that's why you never ever want to prevent free speech. It's totalitarians who are always trying to muzzle free speech – unless of course it's their speech."
In this week's Extras segment, we play John's boralogue, an interview with Art Crino, and a part of a speech John gave at a Steeling the Mind conference - all from the August 13, 2011 episode of Steel. Marxism, Saul Alinsky, and radical changes in America are all discussed.