Recent comments by Marc Lamont-Hill seemed to suggest that Black Lives Matter and anti-semitism go hand in hand. Here today to talk about this is AJ Swinson (newjourneypac.org), Chief of Staff at New Journey Political Action Committee. She explains how black movements wanting a better way of life have been co-opted by Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter who don't simply want to try and change things for the better – they want to overthrow the whole system. They tag Israel with the oppressor status, calling for them to wiped away as well. Change does need to happen, but through reform, not a fundamental transformation of society.
Critical race theory and white privilege ideologies have invaded our schools and our workplaces. How do we push back against them? It helps to understand their point of view. John Murawski (realclearinvestigations.com), an award-winning journalist who writes for RealClear Investigations, joins us today to play devil's advocate and point out the thinking behind both sides of the issue.
He shows that 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. When the marketplace of ideas breaks down and we aren't allowed to disagree using our words, that's usually when things escalate to actual violence. How do we bridge the gap? And can we?
Like most things that don't succeed, Marxism has had to shift its focus over the years. Author and speaker Steve Turley (www.turleytalks.com) is with us today to discuss how Marxism has shifted their focus from an economic one to a cultural one. In order to take over the culture, there had to be a unity among disparate “oppressed” groups against a common enemy or “oppressor” group which was the white race. Even when it has been proven that racism today is lower than it's ever been in our country, the focus was then shifted to systemic racism.
Dr. Turley points out how political correctness has become so egregious that a blow-back has occurred, so much so that kids in generation Z are way more conservative than their parents. To combat this, Marxists have fallen back on what's always worked for them – if you violate political correctness, they justify violence against you.
In any situation, including the recent Iraqi embassy attack and subsequent deadly drone strike, you have to ask yourself what is true and what is going on. In this week's boralogue, John busts through some narratives and gives a backgrounder on the Middle East and the groups that have arisen from there. It sets the table for our next guest and gives you a clear and realistic picture of how we got to what happened last week.
Now that we know how we got here, we can look at the now former leader of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, who was taken out with a drone strike last week. Back with us is Kenneth Timmerman (www.iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, who describes the truth of who Soleimani was, what he was involved in, and where Iran goes from here.
What happens when a radical progressive idea, seemingly outlandish, begins to gain traction in serious circles? Christopher Rufo (www.city-journal.org), Contributing Editor at City Journal, joins us to examine the Abolish the Police movement, showing that if it were ever to come to pass, crime and inequality would only deepen.
Education is the key to why we are so divided in America, but it is also being used to radically reform the country. Robert Steven Ingebo, (www.americanthinker.com) Akron, Ohio-based businessman, joins us to look at Deep Equity, a progressive-based reform program that relies heavily on buzzwords like intersectionality, diversity, and changing of norms. It's the newest version of a formalized teaching system designed to transform our society.
John's quote of the week:
"Everything that you are hearing about the Middle East is being seen through the lens of the leftist media, these spinners of stories, to match their Western narratives, which are divorced from the reality of what's happening on the ground."
On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature. You might recognize our first interview (as we played it for you here last summer), but it's still pertinent and deserves an encore presentation. James Hutchens from June 2012 is up first followed by Reza Kahlili from January 2015, both covering Iran.
Never despise the day of small things because small things are telling us where we are headed. In this week's boralogue, John looks at several stories including intersectionality problems in the Netherlands, Justin Trudeau's brown face controversy, and believe it or not, a seminary where prayers are offered to plants. Everyone makes moral pronouncements, but they come from a pitching deck of relativistic ideas and will not work. Reform, therefore, is needed.
A plan has been afoot for more than 70 years to indoctrinate children in schools in order to push the global government narrative. Alex Newman (www.thenewamerican.com), Foreign Correspondent for The New American, shows us that parents can't compete with the intense indoctrination and gives some alternatives to public education.
John takes a moment to focus on our economy, playing a segment from the McAlvany Weekly Commentary. David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick of International Collectors Associates (www.mcalvanyica.com) discuss negative interest rates and their effect on central banks and the economy.
With social media companies virtually controlling our entire online experience, are users forced to agree with them just to have a voice? Data Network Architect Russ White (www.mindmatters.ai) is back with us to examine the physical infrastructure of the internet and how social media companies have monopolized the entire internet, even news sources.
John's quote of the week:
"The elites were talking about world government long before people began yelling about conspiracy theories. The problem was changing the minds of the people. How would you do that? You would use the public education system."
In this week's Extras segment, we play John's interview with Spokane radio legend Tom Read on his program It Seems To Me. Tom and John discuss journalistic standards and how mainstream media today are not living up to them. Included in that are examples of media bias such as slanting headlines and manipulating interviews to only include what supports their narrative.