We often talk about totalitarianism, that which occurred in the past as well as what's happening now. On today's podcast, we're going to take a break from the news and get into the details of what totalitarianism exactly is. Joining us to chat about that is literature and history teacher Walker Larson (thehazelnut.substack.com). He describes the different stages of totalitarianism, based on what we've seen in history, and shows some pretty shocking similarities to society today. These stages, by the way, mark a vivid resemblance to the different stages of religious persecution.
Carmelite nuns are one of the last traditional conservative orders of nuns left today. One of their convents was recently 'reviewed' by visitors from Rome who later proclaimed the convent had a year to decide whether to join an order of activist nuns or face closure. Joining us today is Philadelphia-based author and columnist Thom Nickels (thomnickels.blogspot.com). This Carmelite convent issue points to a larger problem within the Catholic Church: that there is a civil war brewing between the conservative, traditionalist arm and the more progressive, get-with-the-times wing. Time will tell how it plays out, but right now the Pope is firmly on one side of the issue.
The rapid rise of the globalist new world order and the rapid disrobing of the metaphorical emperor has awoken people from their slumber. All the cards are now on the table. Joining us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. He describes how the globalists are using the current crises to accelerate their Great Reset plans and, as a result, more and more people are waking up to what's going on. Relationships – like with school board members for example – are suddenly more important. It will be a battle between the resetters and the reformers as we race into an unknown future.
John flies solo on today's podcast, looking at the Canadian truckers' protest convoy and how it highlights a few things about totalitarian governments. He shows the different stages governments, like Canada now, go through in trying to hold on to their power. When they are threatened by protest, especially by a large group, they try name calling, shaming, and even brute force to shut down dissent. John goes over the possible outcomes of a protest like this. We always advocate to stand up for truth and what's right. The truckers in Canada have been standing up – or rolling out in their case – against totalitarianism.
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.
As Afghanistan spirals out of control, another country is spiraling down in a different way. Australia has gone into lockdown again, causing some to wonder if the country is turning back into a penal colony. Joining us from Down Under is Matthew Wong (discernable.io), Founder of Discernable media. He describes some of the draconian measures authorities are taking in his country. The government keeps moving the goalposts to hold on to power, causing the Overton Window to shift at a rapid rate. Matt and John debate the best way to wake people up and make them realize that the totalitarians aren't on their way – they're here.
The Free Expression Institute just handed out awards meant to honor – well, free expression – but the awards ended up going to people in social media and Big Tech who have been instrumental in censoring conservatives. Joining us today from Massachusetts is G. Tod Slone (theamericandissident.org), Founder of the American Dissident. He looks at the numerous violations of free speech occurring in society today and how, even though we have the First Amendment, many people feel the need to self-censor in order to steer clear of hassle. And if we don't self-censor, then the tech overlords will do it for us.
Almost immediately after Rush Limbaugh passed away, people who did not agree with his ideology began disparaging his memory in very contemptible ways. Are we getting comfortable with this type of hatred? Boyd Matheson (deseret.com), Opinion Editor at the Deseret News, joins us today to discuss how we got to this point of vitriolic division. He lists the various ways politicians and the media get us to hate each other and shares ways we can counteract that. The solution may be found in our younger generations.
There is a new totalitarianism emerging in the West. What will it look like? John opens the program this week looking at the characteristics of this new totalitarianism, including how it is based on an untrue ideology that everyone will be forced to accept as fact, it will dictate every aspect of our lives, and it will give lip service to a Bill of Rights that you won't have access to anymore. It is important to recognize what we're up against so we can prepare.
Now that we know what's coming, how best do we prepare? Kameel Majdali (tan.org.au), Director of the organization Teach All Nations joins us to discuss how we should stay calm amidst the chaos, whether we'll have a reset or a revival, and whether there will be a great American awakening.
There is always division and angst and a general feeling of upheaval when faced with a paradigm shift. Finally this week, we welcome back author and free speech activist Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com) to the program. He discusses the tactics used by the far left to achieve division and alienation. If these tactics continue, the damage could be irreparable.