Overton Window

America’s Not-So-Original Sin

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:41

John Loeffler

August 21, 2021

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The reason for much of the strife we see today, including what happened in Afghanistan as well as the failure of the woke ideology in the U.S., is the stark difference in right vs left worldviews. First up this week is Jason Ross (liberty.edu), Interim Dean of the Helms School of Government at Liberty University. He looks at one aspect of the leftist worldview – America is evil because of our past with slavery. What sets America apart, though, is that we got rid of slavery. Our founding documents and Judeo-Christian foundation paved the way for this. So the leftist narrative that we are evil because of our past with slavery ignores our history.

As Afghanistan spirals out of control, another country is spiraling down in a different way. Australia has gone into lockdown again, causing some to wonder if the country is turning back into a penal colony. Joining us from Down Under is Matthew Wong (discernable.io), Founder of Discernable media. He describes some of the draconian measures authorities are taking in his country. The government keeps moving the goalposts to hold on to power. Matt and John debate the best way to make people realize that the totalitarians are here.

Finally this week we dive into the world of cyber attacks and espionage. Weifeng Zhong (policychangeindex.org), Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is with us. He discusses what little our government is doing to protect citizens and its own assets from cyber attacks. The powers that be, however, are not seriously looking at the problem because the politically correct thing to do is to not criticize the number one cyber attacker in the world – China.

John finishes up the program with some thoughts on what happened in Afghanistan.

As Afghanistan spirals out of control, another country is spiraling down in a different way.  Australia has gone into lockdown again, causing some to wonder if the country is turning back into a penal colony.  Joining us from Down Under is Matthew Wong (discernable.io), Founder of Discernable media.  He describes some of the draconian measures authorities are taking in his country.  The government keeps moving the goalposts to hold on to power, causing the Overton Window to shift at a rapid rate.  Matt and John debate the best way to wake people up and make them realize that the totalitarians aren't on their way – they're here.