progressivism

John Loeffler

December 11, 2021

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It is said that those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. But the lesson that history teaches is that most people don't know the lessons of history. Here this week to help us understand the mindset of progressives – a group that never seems to learn from history – is Pedro Blas Gonzalez (barry.edu), Professor of Philosophy at Barry University. He looks at why people and leaders in totalitarian societies have behaved the way they have throughout history. Understanding their motivation helps to explain the illogic and contradictions constantly bandied about by the Left today. And it helps clarify for us what the truth really is.

One lesson we can learn from history is from the people and movements surrounding the fall of Communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Spotlighting both Pope John Paul II and the Solidarity movement in Poland is Stephanie Slade (reaosn.com), Managing Editor at Reason Magazine. She examines how the people in Poland never gave up on freedom, even when the powers that be tried to take it from them. Eventually, they had had enough, decided they were no longer going to live that way, and together with Pope John Paul II and others, planted the seeds of destruction for Communism. It's a great history lesson for today.

John finishes up the show this week highlighting inconsistencies in history. When flip flopping narratives replace truth, the solid foundation you built your belief or your society on begins to be overshadowed by other, less important things. That's when historical truth is forgotten and mistakes that shouldn't be made are made all over again.

It hurts the brain sometimes to try and make sense of the constant contradictions of the progressive ideology. Joining us today to sort through a lot of it is Pedro Blas Gonzalez (barry.edu), Professor of Philosophy at Barry University near Miami, Florida. He dives into the progressive mindset and looks at the history of why people and leaders in totalitarian societies behave the way they do. It helps to explain the illogicity behind the contradictions we hear from the far left in today's society. It all boils down to power and the willingness to do anything and everything to get it and to keep it.

Evan Sayet Part 1: The Woke Supremacy

Broadcast Running Time: 26:24

John Loeffler

September 1, 2021

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On today's podcast, we bring you part 1 of a 2-part interview with Evan Sayet (evansayet.com), author and former Hollywood liberal and insider.  He discusses his new book The Woke Supremacy, including the three stages of a supremacist movement, the tactics of the woke crowd, and the different laws of the unified field theory of liberalism.  Fascinating conversation today!  Join us tomorrow for part 2 of the interview where Mr. Sayet explains, among other things, why the woke crowd is so virulently hateful in calling people racists and Nazis.

John Loeffler: Long March to Today

Broadcast Running Time: 24:44

John Loeffler

January 21, 2021

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Sometimes, when things change and a paradigm shift is upon you, it helps to review how we got to this point.  On today's podcast, John looks at the long progressive march through America's institutions for the past century, as well as the change liberalism underwent from classic liberalism to Neo-Marxism.  There were right-leaning push-backs with the Republican revolution in 1994 and the Tea Party in 2008.  The woke crowd woke up and you began to see "racist!" and "white supremacist" and other epithets emerge, only to grow stronger by the time Donald Trump came on the scene.  John offers suggestions on how to overcome the current crisis.  It involves understanding what the crisis is and being able to talk to people on the other side and let them know you care.  And of course, it always helps to pray for them.

Mark Sommer: Bridging the Divide

Broadcast Running Time: 30:32

John Loeffler

November 16, 2020

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In this time of intense division, it is easy to see those from the other side of the ideological aisle as being the enemy.  But the first step in bridging the divide is to try and have a conversation.  John reaches out on today's podcast to Mark Sommer, an award-winning radio and print journalist – and noted progressive – to have that conversation.  They use climate change and alternative fuels as their conversation catalyst.  Unless people can push aside their differences and come up with realistic solutions that work on the ground, the divide doesn't get bridged and nothing is ever accomplished.

John Loeffler: Question & Answer Part 1

Broadcast Running Time: 26:03

John Loeffler

October 9, 2020

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We have received a lot of emails and comments on social media over the past month, and today John sits down in part 1 of a two-part series to answer some of our listeners' great comments and questions.  Topics covered include why some people think this country is awash in white supremacist ideologies, who's really responsible for human rights issues in Palestine, and the United Kingdom's progression from a mainstay of western civilization to Marxism light and back again.

How did we get from the solid American experiment that led to the greatest country in history to today's attempted Marxist takeover? In this week's premium boralogue, John looks at two streams of toxic thought that has pervaded our culture for the past century: Marxism and postmodernism. Contrast those with America's solid foundation of Judeo-Christian values and you see the stark contrast we experience every day in this country.