Division and strife seem to be the norms today. Why is that? Joining us is Steven Yates (lostgenerationphilosopher.com), retired professor of critical thinking in Santiago, Chile. He shows how society is in the middle of a major worldview battle. On one side are those with a Christian worldview and on the other, those with an ideology of naturalistic materialism. Speech and actions surrounding the abortion debate or human rights or just about any other issue can be seen through these worldview differences. Is there a way to bridge the divide?
Stemming from one side of the worldview battle is a constant drumbeat of cancel culture. How did we get to this point where even those who advocate for cancel culture are getting canceled themselves? John and Producer Steve look at the origins of cancel culture, some current examples of it, and the institutions that are spurring it on. It's a product of totalitarianism and a contributor to the stark division in our culture today.
One potential source of the division we're experiencing can be found in establishment politicians. Most of them have been in Congress for decades. Are term limits the solution? Wrapping up the show this week is Jason Church (sentinelsoffreedom.org), Retired U.S. Army Captain and Wisconsin State Chair for U.S. Term Limits. He makes his case for limiting Congress members' terms and since they won't limit their own power, he advocates for a Constitutional convention to solve the problem.
In society today, you have two groups of people coming from two different worldview assumptions, using two different processes of thought, and arriving at two different conclusions. The shouting and chaos that result stems from the battle of those two worldviews. Joining us to dive deep on this is Steven Yates (lostgenerationphilosopher.com), retired professor of critical thinking in Santiago, Chile. He describes the differences between a Christian worldview and a naturalistic materialism worldview. Speech and actions flowing from discussions about abortion or human rights can be seen in these worldview differences. He and John look at possible ways to bridge the gap.
Anti-nuclear activists insist on doing away with nuclear weapons. They have no expertise on the topic, but they claim their opinions have more import than the actual experts. Back with us today is an actual expert on the topic, Dr. Peter Pry (emptaskforcenhs.com), Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He examines the facts about nuclear weapons, the history behind them, and the dangers of EMP. He looks at what America's capabilities are now and what we should do to improve them. He and John also touch on a few cultural issues in the U.S. and the creep of liberal values into society.
John and Producer Steve sit down to chat about a variety of topics today, including the absolute failure, despite the left's best efforts, of the climate change narrative, as well as the media's failure to report actual news, instead replacing it with anonymous sources and faulty fact checking. They also discuss America's role as the world's policeman and whether that will continue or should continue – and if it doesn't, who steps in to fill that void?
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.
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.
There is so much flipping and flopping on issues today, it's enough to make a person dizzy. In this week's boralogue, John looks at postmodernist history and why they don't seem to mind changing course on an issue. To them, reality is based on feelings and perceptions, which means words and laws and rules don't have concrete meaning. There are no moral standards, but sooner or later reality becomes real and people will need to think clearly. Today's youth haven't been taught how to do that, so many are lashing out, causing chaos around the country and inconsistently asserting their opinion on important issues.