On June 11, here in North Idaho, a group of alleged white supremacists were arrested at an LGBTQ pride event. Was this a false flag event meant to further a hate narrative or was it the real thing? Back with us today is William Jasper (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American Magazine. He describes what happened in Idaho and how, in his view, it was similar to January 6 and Charlottesville as far as being a false flag event. It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but so many of those keep coming true, you just never know.
John opens the show this week with a brief comment on how our Constitution is working exactly as it was meant to work. And in doing so, it is stymieing the plans of the Left, which is why you see the constant attacks on the Constitution.
We then transition to our first topic: abortion. Abortion is in the spotlight due to the recent Dobbs decision, but how is the Church dealing with it? We welcome Dr. David J. Ayers (faithandfreedom.com), Fellow for Marriage and Family at the Institute for Faith and Freedom. He looks at how the church has taught about abortion historically and how they deal with women who suffer from the aftereffects of it. He relays his own experiences in how the Church has handled the issue of abortion.
When we discuss the topic of totalitarianism, both in the past and happening now, it's important to take a step back and study what exactly totalitarianism is. Helping us do that this week 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. If you want to understand how raging at the Constitution can lead to tyranny, this is the interview to listen to.
Finally, we look at a blatant power grab on the globalist stage. The World Health Organization has been horrible when it comes to accurate medical information, but they are maneuvering for more power. Rounding out the show this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), CEO of Liberty Sentinel Media and Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He describes how the United Nations is attempting to give the WHO powers to declare pandemic emergencies in any country regardless of whether that country gives consent or not.
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.
It's important to make sense of the turmoil we see in the news and in society. And no one does it better than fan favorite Victor Davis Hanson (victorhanson.com), Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He looks at the globalists' plan to destroy national citizenry and replace it with a global community. Does the definition of ‘citizen' even matter anymore when migrants flood across the border and aren't made to take a Covid vaccine, but American citizens are forced to, often at the cost of their jobs? The turmoil depicted in the news and seen in society is largely without logic and reason, and because of that, the ‘national citizen' is waking up and fighting back.
America's enemies are hard at work around the globe – what are we doing to beef up our defenses? Not much, as it turns out. Joining us this week is David Pyne (emptaskforce.us), Deputy Director of National Operations for the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He points out that the U.S. has not kept pace with Russia and China since the end of the Cold War as far as nuclear capabilities and EMP weapons. We haven't even hardened our grid against EMP attack. Why, despite multiple warnings, are our government and our military focusing on trivial issues and not on defense?
We've seen plenty of examples showing how green energy, beneficial as it may be, is not ready for prime time. Is Great Britain getting that message? Rounding out the show this week from the UK is Dr. John Constable (thegwpf.com), Energy Editor for the Global Warming Policy Foundation. He explains how the UK's climate policy over the past few years focused on the short term at the expense of the long term. Political correctness, media coverage, and other non-climate-related issues are influencing that policy. It's OK to have a climate policy, but it has to be based on logic and reason. Right now it isn't.
What does it mean to be a citizen? We all know traditionally what the answer is, but with globalism rearing its ugly head, the definition may well have become meaningless. Back with us today by popular demand is Victor Davis Hanson (victorhanson.com), Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He explains the globalists' motives in destroying national citizenry in favor of a global one, making sense of the turmoil we see in the news and in society. But the national citizenry is pushing back. He even discusses whether or not those in the Biden administration understand that their actions are creating chaos or if they are completely incompetent. Fascinating conversation with the great Victor Davis Hanson!
When times of trouble come upon you and you're facing spiritual red lines, you should already have plans in place on how to deal with it. This week, we speak to two gentlemen who are facing these red lines. First up is Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), the pastor in Calgary, Alberta who defied the authorities during a Passover service this year, telling them to leave, and calling them Nazis. Later, he and his brother were arrested. He describes his current situation including his arrest and goes on to compare it to the tactics of the communist authorities he witnessed growing up in Poland.
Next we visit with a man who has been battling religious persecution for nearly a decade. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, is joined by one his lawyers, Jake Warner (adflegal.org) of Alliance Defending Freedom. They recount the various legal cases Jack has endured and where they are now. Jack also describes his spiritual journey, including his decision to make plans early on as to how to handle the very situation in which he finds himself. These men created spiritual muscle memory in order to endure the hard times.
Finally this week, we welcome someone from across the Pond to analyze America's exceptionalism and the pros and cons that come with it. Joining us from France is Howard Burton (ideas-on-film.com), Founder and Creator of Ideas on Film. He compares and contrasts the perceptions of America from people abroad with those who live here. Few Americans think about their own country's exceptionalism and some even think we're far from outstanding. It's important to know your strengths and weaknesses and do so in truth.
A pastor in Calgary, Alberta defied the authorities during a Passover service this year, telling them to leave, and calling them Nazis. Later, he and his brother were arrested. That pastor, Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca) joins us today. He is the Founder of Street Church Ministries in Calgary. He recaps his arrest and compares it to the tactics of the communist authorities he witnessed growing up in Poland. He came to Canada to escape totalitarianism and he fears that we are seeing it blossom here in the West now. Judaism and Christianity are being singled out while other religions are left alone. There is a spiritual battle taking place but a lot of churches don't seem willing to go to battle. They will need to if they are to survive.
We've heard about the rise of technocracy for some time now, but the pace at which it is moving has significantly picked up. Joining us today is the preeminent expert on technocracy, Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), who is Founder and Executive Director of Citizens for Speech and the Editor-in-Chief of technocracy.news. He covers the alarming rise of a scientific dictatorship that has led to an unaccountable massive bureaucracy that unfairly decides your future. It feels like a takeover. And the first thing totalitarians do when they take over is take away your ability to communicate. That's what we're seeing right now. The entire First Amendment is about communication in one form or another. If we lose that, we're done as a country.
A mighty whirlwind of angst is blowing through the country and the result is a distinct division between red and blue areas. Are we headed for a revolution or a civil war? Is secession of certain areas around the corner? Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com), author and free speech activist, joins us to discuss how red and blue areas are stuck in the their own echo chambers, causing the division and rising tension in this country. The totalitarian tactics of the left are alienating people on both sides and it's only a matter of time before the division becomes irreparable.