Reuben Johnson

There are many reasons we are so divided in this country. One reason stems from the lack of honest teaching of today's children. Leading off the program this week is Wesley Smith (discovery.org), Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism. He looks at why we have such a hard time talking to people with opposing ideologies. It involves two sides coming at an issue with two different mindsets and two different groups of word definitions. But fundamentally each side has a different moral frame of reference that renders debate virtually impossible. Only when we recognize that the paradigm has changed will be able to try and bridge the divide.

Switching now to geopolitics, there is a lot going on in the world today that the media simply doesn't cover. Joining us this week is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He discusses the geopolitics surrounding the Cuba protests, Iran's attempts to kidnap American citizens, Ukraine-Russia relations, and the latest on what China is up to. He also laments the downfall of journalism, specifically at the Washington Post.

Finally this week, John and Producer Steve sit down to tackle two interesting topics. First, the White House has now admitted to colluding with social media companies to flag what they deem to be misinformation about vaccines. And second, they explore the possible outcomes of the state election audits, including the questionable chances of President Trump retaking the White House should the audits prove he won and the media's near screeching coverage of what they call the "fraudits." If the election was legit, why are they so upset?

Back with us today for his semi-regular geopolitical update is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He and John discuss a myriad of topics, including the Cuban protests and the failure of communism, Iran's campaign of kidnapping on foreign soil while the FBI focuses on so-called domestic terrorism, Ukraine-Russia relations of course, the latest on what China is up to, and the Washington Post's downfall from a real journalistic outfit to a blatant advocacy rag. They cover a lot of ground in a half hour.

Whirlwind tour around the world today as we bring back Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson to talk with us about a variety of topics. He covers the Wuhan lab leak theory and how the media has handled it as well as the resurrection of the Iran Deal by the Biden administration. He takes a look at China's geopolitical plans and how Russia is getting away with the hacking of key industries in the U.S. He then compares America to the Roman Empire in its latter years as well as the Soviet Union economically right before it fell. We need to focus on things that matter – like modernizing our military – instead of useless controversies that distract us from forces trying to destroy us.

Reuben Johnson: Government as Hijacker

Broadcast Running Time: 24:00

On Sunday, a plane in route from Greece to Lithuania was diverted to Minsk, Belarus after a bomb threat was called in. But that's not the whole story. Once the plane landed, Belarusian authorities arrested a passenger, an opposition blogger who is critical of the government. Back with us today to discuss this incident is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He reveals that the Belarusian government called in the threat just so they could arrest a "dissident." Several members of the international community, including the U.S. and the EU, have condemned what is being referred to as a hijacking. What are the implications of this incident? More importantly, will other totalitarian governments see this as a precedent?

Who’s in Charge in Washington?

Broadcast Running Time: 01:16:33

John Loeffler

April 24, 2021

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Russia, Ukraine, and China are heating up geopolitically while the U.S. seems to be treading water. Who's in charge here? Defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us this week from his vantage point in Kiev, Ukraine. He looks at the implications of Russia's military buildup on the border of his country as well as China's aerial aggression above Taiwan. He also analyzes Russia's tactics with the EU and NATO as well how they view the current U.S. administration. Critical question: can the Biden administration handle not only the many domestic issues it faces but also two super powers encroaching on other countries' lands? Not only do we know the answer to that question, but so does the world.

The U.S. seems to be clearly headed toward a totalitarian state. Can we stop it? Believe it or not, we can learn from the coup that ousted the Shah of Iran in 1979. Shahram Hadian (tilproject.com), Founder of the Truth in Love Ministry, joins us to give a history of what happened leading up to and during the 1979 revolution in Iran. Calls were made for free education and health care, media began favoring a particular side, and elections were rigged along with candidates and even outcomes. Sound familiar? Will we end up as Iran did or will we fight back and keep history from repeating itself.

John finishes up this week's program recommending that people ignore the silly pablum of the mainstream media and look at the reality of the world we live in. We need to recognize what's really going on, focus on it, and then formulate a plan of action on how to deal with it.

The geopolitics surrounding Russia, Ukraine, China, and the U.S. are heating up. Defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us today from his vantage point in Kiev, Ukraine. He looks at the Russian military buildup on the border of his country as well as China's purposeful aggression toward Taiwan. He also analyzes Russia's tactics with the EU and NATO, the EU's failure to convince sovereign citizens that the Union is a good idea, and how Russia views the current U.S. administration and how they plan to act toward them. The big questions is this: can the Biden administration handle the many domestic issues it faces while at the same time deal with two world super powers attempting to obtain territory that isn't theirs? Not only do we know the answer to that question, but so does the world.

Yesterday we started a conversation with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson about the geopolitical outlook between China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Today we continue that discussion, looking at the state of America's biased media and comparisons to Russian TV and newspapers. John and Reuben also discuss what will become of the Republican party following President Trump's exit from the White House and they take a deep dive into the worldview of the Left and how that has influenced Western society.

Today we continue our thread on geopolitics with part one of a two-part interview with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com). He examines the precarious position Taiwan finds itself with China potentially emboldened to take over the small island country. He also looks at the sudden cancellation of Hong Kong passports, the history of Hong Kong along with China prematurely breaking the 1997 agreement, and finally China's social credit score system – and how we're seeing a similar version of it pop up here in the United States.

Join us tomorrow for part two of the conversation with Reuben Johnson where he and John discuss several cultural issues in the U.S.

John Loeffler

November 13, 2020

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With post-election frenzy in full swing here in the U.S., it's easy to overlook important stories abroad.  Back with us today is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com) who looks at the ouster of four pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong and the potential problems that could follow.  He covers not only the possible concerns of a more dominant China and a more capitulating U.S. under a Biden presidency, but also the possibility that after Hong Kong, Taiwan could be next on China's list.

We've heard stories for months about Hunter Biden and Burisma and possible corruption while Joe Biden was Vice President.  Now a new set of stories are out about Hunter Biden's laptop and further data that could point to widespread corruption.  What does it all mean?  Back with us today is Reuben Johnson, military expert based in Kiev, Ukraine.  He looks at how biased the media is in favor of the democrats and how differently they covered the Steel dossier story.  Members of the Obama administration were in on the Trump persecution as well in 2016.  He covers how Russia and Eastern European politics work and how that part of the world views the laptop corruption controversy.