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?
There is a new totalitarianism emerging in the West in the form of an oligarchic dictatorship. In order to prepare ourselves for it or even to fight against it, we have to understand what it looks like. John rides solo today, diving into the characteristics of this new totalitarianism. It will be based on an ideology that is a lie but everyone must pledge allegiance to it. It will dictate every facet of our lives. And it will give lip service to the Bill of Rights but there will be so many rules and regulations that you actually won't have access to those rights. John reads an essay from 1978 by the late Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, that eerily describes what we're seeing today.
Where does cancel culture lead? In today's podcast, John looks at the history of revolutions, the events that led up to them – including different iterations of cancel culture – and the reason why they succeed or fail. Logic and reason play a big part. If logic and reason move forward decoupled from God, revolutions always fail. America's revolution coupled logic and reason with morality and we are still here. Basing a government on morals allows more controls on government and more freedoms to the people. That's why cancel culture, which is absent from morality, has never worked, cannot work now, and will never work.
We play the full discussion John had recently with Lee Lancaster at a local North Idaho radio station, KYMS.
Wake up, America! Radical Progressives are organizing for a transformation of Western society on all levels. This Marxist infiltration won't stop at the doors of your homes and churches. John and Lee discuss how these revolutions have always oppressed anyone who gets in their way, even their own 'true believers'. What are the costs required to stand up to this onslaught and is there any hope in sight?