Back with us today is our (normally) Ukraine-based expert Reuben Johnson along with his son, Antonio. They recount the harrowing details of what Antonio went through to locate his father during Reuben's capture by Russian marauders. They also give an insider's look at the 'fog of war' and discuss the real story regarding the terrible situation in Ukraine.
We have now arrived in this country at a time when a lot of bad ideas are coming home to roost. People are feeling pain because of it. We'll look at two examples of that today. First, John and Producer Steve chat about the recent SCOTUS draft opinion leak and the issues surrounding that. They look at the protests around the Justices' homes, end running the Constitution, ignoring the rule of law, and how the Tenth Amendment is usually and conveniently forgotten. Twisting the language of the Constitution to fit an ideology is always a bad idea and we're seeing the consequences of that now.
Second this week, we focus on the bad ideas related to environmentalism and the current administration's energy strategy. John welcomes Greg Kozera (shalecrescentusa.com), Director of Marketing for Shale Crescent USA. He draws on his experience in the industry to discuss America's energy problems. Climate alarmists demand change, despite the U.S. having cleaner methods of extraction and cleaner fuel. The current administration's bad ideas have only made matters worse, but he offers realistic solutions.
When you're surrounded by bad ideas and the entrenched bureaucracy keeps pumping them out, it takes a lot to stand up to them. We finish out the show this week with Rachel Alexander (intellectualconservative.com), Founder and Editor of the Intellectual Conservative. She describes how Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich is taking on the swamp and is having some success. His strategy: be bold and be not afraid. Fighting this battle is hard, but when bad ideas lead to real world pain, good, sound ideas can counter them.
America's energy strategy is failing under the Biden administration. Is there a realistic solution? Joining John today is Greg Kozera (shalecrescentusa.com), Director of Marketing for Shale Crescent USA. He draws on his decades of experience in the industry, showing that the U.S. has cleaner methods of energy extraction and cleaner fuel. Since the current administration is seemingly doing nothing to fix our energy problems, Greg offers several solutions. One answer is for companies to manufacture here – cleaner energy and cheaper transportation – and for consumers then to buy American goods.
And the war goes on in Ukraine. Lot of reporting, some true, some not so much. What's really going on there? Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson. He covers a number of topics, including the truth about how much Russia hasn't accomplished, Putin's possible plans moving forward, and a surprising announcement of alliance with Ukraine from a European country. He also draws on his defense industry experience to describe what both Ukraine and Russia have in their military arsenals.
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.
The signs pointing to where we are now have been out there for quite a while, but now that we're seeing severe worldwide issues, it's important to piece everything together. John flies solo today, analyzing a number of geopolitical chess pieces to produce an understandable picture. He looks at 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. All of these things are interrelated and shows us not only how we got to where we are, but also gives a clear picture of where we're heading..
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC has issued a new report and the collective climate alarmists are doing what they always do – forecasting doom unless we do something drastic. John flies solo for today's podcast, looking at not only the latest climate code red but past predictions of planetary doom that have predictably gone unrealized. There is some sound science in the new report, but the media latch on to all of the dire and crazy predictions. John shows the severe cutbacks recommended in the report in order to save the planet. Politics has distorted the science so much so that we cannot even debate the reality of these cutbacks.
In his speech before a sparse joint session of Congress, Joe Biden uttered the following unscripted words on climate change, "If we do everything perfectly, it's not going to ultimately matter." Well, if that is the case, why are we spending trillions of dollars in taxpayer money to try and fix it? Joining us today is Steve Milloy, Founder of the climate information website JunkScience.com. He points out that even though apparently their solutions won't matter, they are still pushing forward with them to the point where instead of Covid lockdowns, we will have climate lockdowns. So if it won't work, why do it? The answer just may be about ultimate control over everything.
News stories pile up here in the studio so every once in awhile John, Carol, and Steve sit around and discuss important issues stemming from those stories. On today's podcast, the trio look at the cold wave that hit Texas and the issues surrounding that, a bill in the House that seems to target only one person – former President Trump, the push toward a digital currency, and Andrew Cuomo's view from underneath the bus amid the New York nursing home scandal. They also examine the chaos surrounding postmodernist thinking and do their best to try and define the nebulous term 'whiteness.'
What exactly is behind the critical race theory ideology? John Murawski, an award-winning journalist who writes for RealClear Investigations, joins us to play devil’s advocate and point out the thinking behind both sides of the issue. The values our country has always upheld – hard work, individualism, etc. – are looked at as systems of oppression by those who espouse critical race theory. Ultimately, the problem is there’s no shared vocabulary and no shared system of values between the two sides and that’s what makes things so unstable.
The climate changers and environmentalists are always advocating for green energy but do they really understand the consequences? Here to discuss is environmental consultant Steve Milloy, founder and publisher of JunkScience.com. He looks at the realities of eliminating fossil fuels and going with green energy. We have to be smart about how we approach this and think of the consequences before moving forward. Sound environmentalism has to be based on sound science and sound economics.
Finally this week, we welcome Brian Kennedy (presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China with the Center for Security Policy. He examines how China wants to remake the world economic order and they want to be on top of it. They are also beefing up their military and technology sectors. The most successful defense against China is for America to be united in its recognition of China as a threat.