Censorship seems to be a popular activity these days, but it has picked up a surprising champion – the mainstream media! Joining us today is John Tierney (city-journal.org), Contributor Editor to the City Journal, who points out that censorship had been ramping up, but since the Capitol violence, it has been unleashed virtually unabated. And as crazy as it sounds, woke leftist media outlets seem to be welcoming it. Conservatives are being banned, but when leftists called for violence during the Trump administration, nothing was done. It's a dangerous plan to ignore the freedoms found in the Constitution – when that happens, totalitarianism isn't far behind.
We've seen with Parler what Big Tech can do when platforms challenge not only their preferred narrative, but also their popularity in the marketplace. On today's podcast, we speak with wireless industry expert Rex Lee (mysmartprivacy.com), founder of My Smart Privacy. He discusses Big Tech's selectivity and hypocrisy in censorship and the importance of Section 230. He also looks at what Parler and other companies need to do in the future to keep from being completely wiped out.
The United States has a new President and he gave a pretty standard speech at his inauguration. On today's podcast, John and Producer Steve look at President Joe Biden's calls for unity and what that really means for America. Each ideological side has completely different visions for our country and completely different worldviews, making unity all but impossible. Will there be an allowance for “people to have room to disagree” like was mentioned in the speech? Or will platforms and internet service providers continue their assault on free speech? Interesting times are ahead. Stay tuned tomorrow for John's analysis of how we got here and how we move forward.
A windstorm has hit much of the Pacific Northwest today and the power has gone out in the studio. So instead of John Loeffler's dulcet tones, you get a brief monologue from Producer Steve. Pulling together some thoughts rattling around in his head, Steve looks at why we feel so out of whack lately. In part, it is due to our Constitution being ignored and our rights being pushed down. Laws and rights go together. But if we have too many laws, our rights are shoved aside and we find ourselves racing toward totalitarianism. Is there a way to fix it?
Once a month, John joins Lee Lancaster (www.todayschristiancountry.com) in the KYMS radio studio for a half hour interview covering a wide range of topics. This week, they focus on the history of the church and how oftentimes church leaders have not stood up during times of crises, including today.
John and Lee discuss the brewing controversy over mask mandates, the different civil wars occurring in the U.S., going on the offensive to get back our freedoms, and some alternatives to the constantly censoring tech tyrants. John also gives a persecuted church update.