A mighty whirlwind of angst is blowing through the country and the result is a distinct division between red and blue areas. Are we headed for a revolution or a civil war? Is secession of certain areas around the corner? Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com), author and free speech activist, joins us to discuss how red and blue areas are stuck in the their own echo chambers, causing the division and rising tension in this country. The totalitarian tactics of the left are alienating people on both sides and it's only a matter of time before the division becomes irreparable.
The Overton Window is a perception at any given moment of what is acceptable in society. In this week's extended boralogue, John gives several examples of how the Overton Window has drifted leftward over the decades. It was originally moored in Judeo-Christian values but then broke free and caused a progressive change in society that has left us on a pitching deck of constantly changing, relativist, self-contradicting ideas.
Conservative speech is being curtailed all over the world, but nowhere so egregiously than in Germany. Attorney Jared Peterson (amgreatness.com) joins us to discuss the tactics of the very leftist German media, plans to shut down dissenting speech, the thwarting of democracy in the German state of Thuringia, and pushback against the Left from some very unlikely sources.
John takes a moment to examine the philosophies of government and economics in regards to the ultimate success or failure of a society. He then welcomes JR Dunn (www.americanthinker.com), Consulting Editor at American Thinker, who shines a light on the confusion, uproar, contradictions, and oftentimes lack of strategy from the Left.
John's quote of the week:
"Even if we took all of the first world countries, it is impossible to take in all of the third world. The only thing you can try to do is make them prosperous in their own countries. That is where the philosophy of government and the philosophy of economics either makes or breaks a society."
On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature from recent past on dysfunction and political correctness on college campuses, specifically with professors who don't tow the leftist line. First, we have Robert Lopez from January 2017 followed by Michael Rectenwald from August 2018. Both share their experiences with woke colleagues and administrators.
Bad is good, good is bad, dark is light, light is dark, bitter is sweet, and sweet is bitter. In this week's extended boralogue, John highlights speeches from Attorney General Bill Barr, City Journal Editor Myron Magnet, and Queen Elizabeth II of England. From these speeches, we learn that the world is being turned upside down in pursuit of a narrative. Listen to AG Barr's full speech:
Morals and ethics are now considered to be radical positions. Precepts in the Constitution are ignored in favor of liberal definitions. If an outcome of an election doesn't go their way, progressive elites will obstruct, even though had the election gone the other way, they would have spoken out against obstruction. There is no consistency when you don't have a solid foundation to stand on.
Truth is at times being doubted in the church and that is leading to a corruption of the faith. We welcome back Mike LeMay (www.standupforthetruth.com), General Manager of Q90FM Radio in Wisconsin to examine how an upside down society is adversely affecting the church. He also recognizes that Christian persecution is coming, but we need to fight it every step of the way.
Why would wealthy corporations who have benefited under capitalism advocate for socialism? Author and speaker Michael Rectenwald (www.michaelrectenwald.com) is back with us to answer that question and discuss his new book, The Google Archipelago. He goes on to explain why he stepped away from the liberal mindset after his colleagues turned on him.
John's quote of the week:
"The social justice that's now being pushed into the Bible churches is simply a repackaging of Marxist ideas covered over with something that looks evangelical. A lot of the material sounds good and church leaders fall for it. They fall for it because they don't understand the worldview changes that are underway."
In this week's Extras segment, we give John a break and play a speech (that he attended) given in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho this week by Constitutional Law Attorney, Trump 2020 Legal Analyst and Conservative Commentator on Fox News, Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq). She covers a variety of topics including Constitutional originality and impeachment.