Now that we've passed the hubbub and noise surrounding the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and acquittal, it's time to take a few minutes and look back at some key issues. Joining us today for this retrospective is author and correspondent R. Cort Kirkwood (thenewamerican.com). He covers the facts of the case, the leftist mob influencing the prosecutors, and the media choosing to promote narratives instead of reporting facts. He even discusses similar issues surrounding the events of January 6. Truth is always important. The media isn't giving it to you, but we will here.
The political atmosphere in America has become toxic in the past two decades, dividing this country and making virtually everyone angry. With us today is Dr. Peter Wood (nas.org), President of the National Association of Scholars. He discusses his new book, titled Wrath: America Enraged. He looks at the kind of anger we see in politics today, which differs from the protest anger of the 1960s. The Left today seems to be angry all the time, often in an effort to transform society. And because the Left largely controls the levers of communication, they have censored those on the Right. The Right, then, becomes angry because normal avenues of speech and debate are plugged up and people are being cancelled. The rage is building and the clock is ticking as to when it will boil over.
In Mark 11, Jesus asked the Pharisees to decide if the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. Instead of making a decision, they sat on the fence and claimed ignorance. Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, spoke in our area recently and John caught up with him for an interview. Artur shows what the battle ahead will look like for Western civilization and what we must do to win. We must get off the fence and stand up to tyranny. We know what tyranny looks like from history so we should be able to recognize it now. Making that decision is scary, but with God on our side and an iron resolve, we can successfully make a stand and choose what side of the fence we want to be on.
If what is happening doesn't make sense, there must be another agenda afoot. And today, there are many things that don't make sense. Back with us this week is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these illogical events – like the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan – are intentional. Change agents come to town trying to distract you from the truth of what's happening but people are beginning to see through the charade and wake up. He shows us what we can do.
Finally this week we welcome to the show Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He examines America's reputation in the world after the pullout from Afghanistan. Our allies around the world don't trust us and our enemies are more emboldened. Does that mean attacks on U.S. soil are imminent?
John often says that if what is happening doesn't make sense, there's another agenda afoot. Well, there are a lot of things happening today that don't make sense. Joining us is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these crazy events, which defy logic – the unbelievably bad exit from Afghanistan or much of the messaging behind covid – is intentional. Change agents swoop in and try to distract the public from what's really going on but people are starting to see through that and wake up. He offers solutions on how to dig out from this.
Whenever you are faced with an enemy intent on destroying you and your way of life, it's important to understand their mindset in order to find the best way to defeat them.
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.
Critical race theory has taken hold in education, but now that it has been roundly rejected by a majority of the people, teachers unions and educrats are running away from it. First up on the show this week is Lindsey Curnutte (heritageaction.com), Press Secretary for Heritage Action for America. She looks at how the NEA seems to be washing their hands of CRT, erasing it completely from their website. She also promotes Heritage's new e-book on how to combat critical race theory, which you can find at crtbook.com.
Because of CRT and the many other Marxist theories that have been taught to children for decades, many of today's youth don't want to debate and don't seem capable of understanding history as it actually was. Anne-Christine Hoff (jarvis.edu), Professor of English at Jarvis Christian College in Texas, joins us. She discusses how ideological youth make claims they can't back up or defend and then call you a racist if you disagree with them. That is classic Marxism. She also looks at how many Christian universities haven't stepped up to address these issues.
This toxic ideology has spilled out of universities onto the street as our next guest can attest. Back with us is longtime friend of the show Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA. He describes the horrible treatment he endured during a Students for Palestine rally at a university campus in Boston. There's a degradation of civility in the U.S. and a significant part of that is aimed at Jews and supporters of Israel. That campaign is in part a result of untrue narratives being perpetuated throughout the education system.
We wrap up today's show with Tara Ross (saveourstates.com), Advisor at the group Save Our States. She examines the checks and balances that keep absolute power from any one branch of government, focusing on the For the People Act, which has been shot down for now but will not go away. She also looks at 2020 election-related procedures that did not go through proper channels and egregious overreach by governors during the pandemic.
The word psyops is most often used in describing crazy conspiracy theories, but there's actually psychological warfare being conducted on U.S. soil right now – and it's not a theory. Joining us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA, and he describes what happened to him during a Students for Palestine rally at the University of Massachusetts campus in Boston. A few days later, a rabbi in Boston was stabbed 8 times. There's a degradation of civility in the U.S. and a significant part of that is aimed at Jews and supporters of Israel. This psychological, and at times physically violent, warfare is a result of untrue narratives being perpetuated throughout the media and in the education system.
A recent article in the American Mind on the upcoming leftist coup has set the political world on fire. The author of that article, Michael Anton (www.americanmind.org), Lecturer in Politics at Hillsdale University, is with us to discuss his thoughts. The Left will fight for this election no matter the outcome or the damage to the system and will blame whatever happens on President Trump. If they achieve power they believe they may never relinquish it.
Next up, John and Producer Steve sit down to try and make sense of the tactical lying coming from the media. Truth is being distorted and the recent article in The Atlantic trouncing the President for being disrespectful to our military is but one example.
John goes on to examine the choice we have this fall: freedom or socialism. He gives a brief analysis of why socialism has never worked in the history of the world.
Finally, in this week's boralogue, John looks at the Middle East peace process and analyzes why it hasn't worked up to this point. After years of Palestinian leadership refusing to negotiate, the new strategy is to apprehend reality and upend the status quo. This has brought about alliances no one could predict, but once the old paradigm assumptions were removed, it became obvious those alliances were actually needed.
We remember the 9/11 victims and their families who suffered 19 years ago when reality became all too real in New York, DC, Pennsylvania, and across America. Our prayers are with them.
What can we learn from the occupation of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle? In this week's boralogue, John points out glaring contradictions with the new autonomous enclave, including their border wall, border guards with guns, and the need for an ID – all things leftists and this group has fought against for years. The reason these things work is because we have learned from history, but it's the same history these folks want to tear down.
Has qualified immunity, created with good intentions, been abused like civil asset forfeiture? Mark Miller (www.pacificlegal.org), Senior Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, joins us to give the pros and cons of qualified immunity and discuss the balance between holding law enforcement accountable and allowing them to do their work without fear of being prosecuted.
John then wades into the issue of all lives mattering, showing that in order to claim that any life matters, there must be a moral foundation behind it.
Antifa has reared its ugly head during recent rioting and looting, but what is the history of this group? Kyle Shideler (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Director for Homeland Security and Counter-terrorism at the Center for Security Policy, examines the background of Antifa, their tactics in hijacking a movement, and what their real aim is for this country.
Finally we welcome another attorney from Pacific Legal Foundation, Daniel Ortner (www.pacificlegal.org), who shows that allowing bureaucrats to determine what content is allowed online could lead to speech suppression, regardless of who is in power. People should be allowed to hear both sides of an issue and then decide for themselves what to believe.