We have media manipulating narratives, government officials implementing policies based not on science but on political motives, and we have truth being ignored across the board. John flies solo today and ties all of these things together, looking at how we arrived at this moment in time. Academia is pushing the oppressor versus oppressed narrative and it shows in virtually every story media puts out. John covers several reports that showcase how the truth gets twisted and narrative is king.
It is a two-guest Wednesday here on Steel on Steel. First up is Trent England (saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States. He looks at the attempted federalization of the election system by end running the electoral college via the National Popular Vote. He also discusses HR1 and SB1, Congress's attempt to change election laws so that states have less power and the chaos we saw last year would become the norm.
We then transition to James Bovard (jimbovard.com), author and Member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. He examines what it looks like when the federal government actually is in charge of something – namely the IRS. He comments that the IRS has been given vast discretion and with that comes vast abuse. Are we headed toward more abuses like we've seen in previous administrations?
In 1994, John produced a program on KWGN in Denver that featured a round table of guests discussing the truth about outcome-based education. What was said then, we are seeing today, so we will play a lot from that program on this week's show. John moderated and the featured guests were Charlotte Iserbyt, Dwight Williams, Berit Kjos, and Gen Yvette Sutton.
Topics discussed include the processes put into place allowing outcome-based education to begin, the work of change agents to convince the public that this radical transformation was a good idea, and getting children to transition from logical reasoning to emotional reasoning.
The guests go on to examine how teachers and administrators changed the way students thought and how they approached problem-solving, and how standardized tests have changed over the years to reflect this radical transformation of America's education system.
John's quote of the week:
"If you took standardized testing from 1960 and asked a student today to pass that test, they wouldn't be able to do it. And the student from 1960 couldn't pass today's test because they couldn't think in politically correct terms. It's difficult to compare apples to oranges to see how far we have fallen."
The Extras Segment is taking a two-week hiatus due to the holidays but it will return with perfect 2020 vision in the New Year!