United Nations

Now that hostilities have theoretically abated in the latest Israel-Gaza war, it's important to look at, and learn from, what really happened there. Back with us today is Bruce Thornton (fresnostate.edu), Professor of Classics and Humanities at California State University in Fresno. It's hard to filter out the reality of the situation in the Middle East – or any situation – when politicians and the media push lies meant to further narratives. Examples include how the Palestinians want peace, despite their actions; the climate debate is settled, except the debate has never happened; and universities say they are all about education, but it really seems like they're all about grant money and donations. Narratives may sound nice, but when you're trying to solve real problems in the real world, all they do is get in the way.

The traditional Western worldview is battling with the new socialist worldview and somehow truth is lost in the chaos. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the importance of truth over narrative. Those who say America is a horrible place willfully ignore the much worse conditions in other countries. Antifa claims to have tolerance but exhibits none of it. Always look at what is real, what is actually happening; not what others tell you is true to further their narrative.

Marxist ideologies are mixing with Christian worldviews. How did we get to this point? Paul Kengor (www.faithandfreedom.com), Chief Academic Fellow at the Institute for Faith and Freedom, examines both worldviews, gives examples of how atrocious Marxism has been, and asserts that it has no place in true Christianity.

The second round of elections in Israel has come and gone and still there is no clear winner. Avi Lipkin (www.avilipkin.net), author and founder of the new Bible Bloc Party in Israel, explains how Israeli elections work including the need for a majority coalition, and touches on geopolitics in the Middle East.

Education in America and the West has been co-opted by the United Nations. Alex Newman (www.thenewamerican.com), Foreign Correspondent for The New American, returns to discuss the World Core Curriculum – essentially a global Common Core – and how the newly named rules-based world order is manipulating children.

John's quote of the week:
"When it comes to tolerance, we have to ask why people who are promoting tolerance wear masks and then block the rights intolerantly of other people – especially of elderly women trying to cross the street with a walker to hear an address about free speech. Theoretically they are exercising free speech, but they don't want anybody else to exercise it."

In this week's Extras segment, we play John's latest interview on local radio station KYMS. John and host Lee Lancaster discuss persecution in Communist China as well as other areas, the dysfunction surrounding Brexit, and the dishonest mainstream media.