Those on the Left proclaim that the Capitol incursion in January was an assault on democracy, but soon after, they began the process to oust someone who isn't even in office, going against the requirements set forth in the Constitution. Why the contradiction? John explores some logical and reasonable questions into situations that have neither logic nor reason. For example, ideologies are declared absolutely while at the same time, those that declare them are living under the belief that there is no absolute truth. Why does this happen? John looks at the five characteristics of postmodern thought. It shows that there is no basis in reality to justify this reasoning and so contradictions always pop up. When logic and reason are applied to debate these contradictions, postmodernists will always lose the debate. That's where censorship comes in. If you can't debate it, you must suppress it. No country can long survive in this type of climate.
How did we ever get to a point where we have such rampant cancel culture in Western civilization? On today's podcast, John looks at the change in education over the past three decades from thinking based on logic and fact to thinking based on consensus group think. As a result, some people have built safe spaces to retreat to when they are faced with facts antithetical to their worldview. They tried to shame us by calling us all kinds of names but that isn't working anymore so they have moved on the next step – cancel culture. John gives advice and warnings when dealing with people who have constructed these safe spaces.
The climate change narrative isn't working. But that isn't stopping the alarmists and their crusade against oil and fossil fuels. Joining us today to inject a little logic and reason into the debate is long-time friend of the show and oil industry expert Steve Elwart. He reveals the countless everyday products that are made, in part, from oil. This includes plastics, which would therefore include the windmills that climate change advocates want to use to replace oil. He also discusses infrastructure projects, energy markets, and a sane approach to alternative fuels.
Where does cancel culture lead? In today's podcast, John looks at the history of revolutions, the events that led up to them – including different iterations of cancel culture – and the reason why they succeed or fail. Logic and reason play a big part. If logic and reason move forward decoupled from God, revolutions always fail. America's revolution coupled logic and reason with morality and we are still here. Basing a government on morals allows more controls on government and more freedoms to the people. That's why cancel culture, which is absent from morality, has never worked, cannot work now, and will never work.