Today John addresses the latest Wokus Pocus tactic being used to suppress truth claims by asserting that certain questions are off-limits because they are "racist" or "phobic." In reality, this poisoning-the-well tactic is simply an effort to avoid having to answer hard questions because the Wokies know they are losing the moral arguments. It dovetails with declaring logic and reason to be racist, double standards applied in issues of race, and the outright censorship of views they don't like. The bottom line? We need to keep asking the hard questions.
The First Amendment to our Constitution states in part that Congress shall not prohibit the free exercise of religion. One government committee is doing just that – in the name of morality. First up this week, John welcomes Andrew Beckwith (mafamily.org), President of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Vida Real, an Hispanic church in Massachusetts, has applied to open a Bible-based school. Even though they have met the requirements, the government panel in charge of approving such requests has denied them. One panel member thinks approval would not be the moral thing to do. For woke leftists, their ideology is a religion – one that always seems to be at odds with Christianity.
So in that case, a woke leftist appealed to morality, but how do people with no sense of morality get away with that? Next up this week, we talk with Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness in Jerusalem. He looks at the nature of morality as it has always been defined and shows how leftist woke religion is diametrically opposed to Judeo-Christian values. He also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.
Finally this week, we transition to the topic of climate change with Dr. Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. If we're going to talk about climate change, the discussion must be sane and rational – not apocalyptic and ridiculous like so many claims today. Solutions must come from the local level, not a one-size fits all panacea from the globalists. Of course the reason why the conversation trends toward hysteria is so that the power, money, and control folks can enact their plans.
Wokus pokus folks are always appealing to morality, but how do people with no morality get away with that? Joining us today from his home in Jerusalem is Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness. He and John discuss the nature of morality and how woke values have nothing to do with actual morality. In fact, woke folks have their own religion apart from the West, which is why they're so opposed to Judeo-Christian values. Rabbi Weissman also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.
In Massachusetts, a church has applied to open a Bible-based school, but the local subcommittee in charge of approving their request dragged their feet and ultimately declined the request. Discussing the issue today is Andrew Beckwith (mafamily.org), President of the Massachusetts Family Institute. According to the law, the church has met the requirements needed to open the school, so we'll see how the full committee votes in late April. He examines other education cases in Massachusetts, including one where student athletes must sign a diversity pledge before they can play sports. For the woke leftists, their policies are a religion as well – albeit one that is diametrically opposed to Christianity.
Happy Good Friday and prelude to Easter weekend. John flies solo today, tackling a number of topics, including the corruption of science by wokeism, climate alarmism and its relation to religion, and the superiority of the Christian worldview over the secular one. He covers a variety of news stories as well, including a bakery that is owed a lot of money from a woke college and the push for equity in academics and churches fails.
Whether through law, regulation, or end running the system, Marxists are implementing their woke ideology in several arenas. Joining us today is Marc Greendorfer (zachorlegal.org), President and Founder of the Zachor Legal Institute. He discusses how this indoctrination is affecting the education arena, specifically in the University of California system. There is a proposal to mandate completion of ethnic studies classes (read: woke indoctrination) as a condition of admission to UC campuses. This especially affects Christian and Jewish students who would have to pay homage to an ideology they don't believe in just to go to college. What is supposed to be a neutral system is becoming a Marxist stranglehold.
'Go Woke, Go Broke' has been primarily associated with companies, but now it seems like museums are being affected. Joining us today is Heather MacDonald (manhattan-institute.org), Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She describes how the Art Institute of Chicago, along with other museums in the U.S., are trying to diversify by firing their current docents – due to overwhelming whiteness – and hiring new ones based solely on skin color and ethnicity. But when they say they have a problem with 'whiteness,' what they really mean is that they have a problem with Western Civilization. And when a museum is at odds with that, not only could donations take a hit, but also their whole reason for being is called into question.
Too many people today refuse to face reality and it always causes problems until that reality becomes real. What should we be teaching our children so they avoid those problems? Back with us today to go over this is author and cryptography expert Paul Rosenberg (freemansperspective.com). He advocates for teaching children how to think through a problem, always basing thoughts on reality and working out from there. If you're based on truth and reality, then you can consider the validity of other ideas. Reality always becomes real – it's best to root yourself there.
John was a guest recently on the program Stand Up for the Truth with David Fiorazo on Q90FM out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. We'll play that interview for you today. John covers a number of topics for your listening pleasure, including the bias of the news media, the different levels of the ideological left, and the dangers of a one-party system. He also looks at online censorship, blue state to red state migration, and how climate change narratives overshadowed the power problem in Texas last winter. It's a mélange of topics and vintage John Loeffler on today's podcast.