Happy Thanksgiving weekend.
John’s boralogue examines why the Pilgrims came to the shores of our country in the first place, and why the rights they sought through much trial and difficulty are under serious attack today by new “rights.”
We’re going to spend much of the program examining the concept of “sustainable development” as the antithesis of freedom. Politicians and environmentalists sling “sustainability” around like flapjacks at a church picnic. However, it’s only when there is recognition that it means a totally-controlled society where everything we do is monitored and controlled that the term loses its luster. Tom DeWeese (http://americanpolicy.org) joins us for most of the show today for an explanation of what this all means.
Freedom was a hard-won concept, requiring hundreds of years and much debating, sacrifice and fighting to establish. William Murchison is former editor of the Dallas Morning News and author of the book, “The Cost of Liberty, the Life of John Dickenson.”Read More
John’s boralogue reviews the Middle East situation with a report on the Iran appeasement proposals being pursued by President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, comparing those efforts with failed appeasements from the past, beginning with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1939 Munich and moving through North Korea.
Then Claudia Rosett from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (www.defenddemocracy.org) joins the program with a timeline of all the North Korean appeasement deals the U.S.has penned, identical to the Iran proposals, which only resulted in allowing North Korea to proceed with its nuclear weapons program.
John bridges to the next guest by reading emails from listeners and doing another segment on the history of Christianity, examining the Quartodeciman controversy of the early church.
Finally Bill Sardi (www.knowledgeofhealth.com) returns to SOS. He recently penned an article for www.LewRockwell.com on the Federal Reserve’s consistent attempts to escape from responsibility for the monetary crises towards which we are rushing, given that its inflationary policies are creating an environment which makes it all possible.Read More
Four guests and a boralogue on the show today. Guess you could say it’s busy.
Slippery slopes are technically fallacies in logic. However, John’s boralogue uses a history of property forfeiture abuse to demonstrate how political slippery slopes lead from good intentions to horrible results.
Last week Christian historian Diarmaid MacCollough was a guest expressing his views that Christians in the West don’t care about persecution of ancient Christian groups in the Middle East. This prompted negative responses from listeners. So this weekend we’ll offer an opposite view from Dexter van Zile at the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (www.camera.org).
Then we’re helping raise funds for aid relief for typhoon victims in the Philippines. The situation there is bad. Medical missionary Dr. Paul Williams, M.D., (www.whenallplansfail.com) returns to for a brief report of International Healthcare Network’s activities. BTW: We have a button on our website main page allowing you to donate to the cause.
Then some members of government in both in UK and the US would like to muzzle journalists by attempting to form a legal definition of what a “journalist” is or using terrorism laws to scare them into silence. Cliff Kincaid from Accuracy in Media (www.aim.com) returns to the program for a vibrant discussion.
We did a piece recently on standards in the Common Core Curriculum educational program President Obama is pushing. But there is more to it, notably the attitudes, values and beliefs being taught in public schools. Kathleen Marquardt (www.newswithviews.com) guests.Read More
Today’s program divides into three parts.
The first section is economic as John’s boralogue lays the groundwork by reevaluating the crisis window of 2014. It seems to be sliding and stretching, but barring a rogue event, it will rotate around debt and inflation produced by the world’s major central banks.
There are rumblings of new taxes and methods of “mobilizing domestic revenue” (read wealth confiscation) on the horizon; it’s part of killing the goose that lays the golden egg and expecting it to keep laying after it’s dead. Bill Frezza (www.billfrezza.com) from Forbes magazine (www.forbes.com) premieres on the program for a projection of the new schemes being posed by global financial elites.
Section two switches to religion. Some churches believe Israel is the cause of Muslim persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Church historian and Oxford professor Diarmaid MacCulloch is author of “Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years.” A recent article by Professor MacCulloch is creating somewhat of a controversy.
Section three goes political. The Obamacare train wreck is just starting as virtually all America is attempting to cope with its unknowns. So what are the next bumps to hit? Grace-Marie Turner is executive director of the Galen Institute (www.galen.org) joins us to discuss her article enumerating the bumps.
Today’s show flows in a series of connections between related dots, all of which are actually threats to freedom of thought and religion.
First, John’s extended boralogue details the radical disconnect between Washington’s rhetoric and the onrushing financial crisis. He does this by connecting the Obamacare slow motion train wreck with government debt and promises they can’t keep. We’ll start with a troubling October report from the International Monetary Fund, which may sound the warning horn of our next crisis.
Then we’ll examine the real world results of tolerance and political correctness movements in Europe and the United States. Hen Mazzig from Stand with Us Northwest (www.standwithus.com) speaks about Israel on college campuses. He has been overwhelmed by the intolerance and hatred among college faculty to his message, especially those who claim to be opposing racism and intolerance.
The real problem behind Obamacare is the effort to force religious groups to conform to actions repugnant to their belief systems; in essence freedom of religion. Dr. Jeff Myers, Ph.D., from Summit Ministries (www.summit.org) guests for a robust conversation on the lines now being drawn in the sand.
So is religion a form of mental illness? Seems to be a trend that way in some academic circles. We’ve been warning that mental health will be the upcoming hammer for controlling dissenting groups and depriving them of rights. There’s a growing trend in Great Britain to label religion as a source of mental imbalance. Lee Duigon (http://leeduigon.com) has been monitoring the situation.
J.P. Morgan-Chase reached an agreement with the Justice Department to pay a record penalty for its role in the 2007 banking fiasco. But wait! The same government begged J.P. Morgan to buy troubled banks and save the system from collapse when they were all in trouble. Now it’s punishing them for what they were asked by government to do. Does this mean no good deed goes unpunished. Arnold Ahlert (www.frontpagemag.com & www.thepatriotpost.us) returns to the show.
More and more doctors are changing careers and leaving healthcare because they don’t wish to deal with the nonsense engendered by Obamacare. Some are recommending doctors and patients just “opt out.” Dr. Richard Amerling, M.D., (www.aapsonline.org), is associate professor of Clinical Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and author of “The Physicians’ Declaration of Independence.”
John’s boralogue focuses on how various methods for identifying trends and agendas can be applied to the circus surrounding the debt ceiling and Obamacare debates. It allows us to cut through the noise and identify the few simple core issues, one of which is religious freedom.
It’s going to be a rough show today as we address the dark side of socialism, where governments beat the heck out of certain classes of people to pay for the all goodies the politicians want to give away.
Some evangelicals promoting “social justice” maintain that the purpose of government is providing income equity, notably by wealth transfer. This is done by appeal to moral arguments and caring for those less fortunate. However, they “parhumpf” the idea that this is accomplished at the point of a gun. OK, we’ll show you. Attorney Michael Minns (www.minnslaw.com) is author of “The Underground Lawyer,” and he condemns Americans being abusively pummeled to pay for all the goodies politicians wants to give away.
Then we’ll see how veterans are losing their rights when returning from active duty. Michael Connelly (www.usjf.net) is executive director of the United States Justice Foundation. He joins the program to detail some real horror stories.
John’s boralogue summarizes what happened during the whole Kabuki theatre farce of the debt ceiling debate. The outcome was predetermined but there are real ramifications the media missed.Read More
It’s time to do a Middle East update and patch together what seem to be a lot of moving blips on the geopolitical radar.
First J.D. Gordon from U.S. News and World Report (www.protectamericatoday.com and www.usnews.com) joins the program for a backgrounder on Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani. The world’s media seem to be describing him as a “moderate,” but he may actually be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His background might be a good clue as to what he’s up to.
Then Bill Koenig (www.watch.org) in the White House press corps is just back from the Middle East. So we’ll do a roundup of everything in progress in that region of the world.
The show rounds out with a commentary on how two thoughts have consequences: antisemitism and western secularist rejection of Christianity. These thoughts are having real world affects in the lives of thousands of people in Europe and the Middle East today.
John’s boralogue reminds listeners of the age-old government penchant to reject tax cuts by sending pain to the public, which is exactly what is happening as a result of the government shutdown. We’ll put some sense into the nonsensical drama going on in Washington over debt limits.Read More
John’s boralogue starts the program with a review of how close we may or may not be to an international currency crisis. So far, it’s a ways off.
Many politicians have wish lists of goodies they want to provide their constituents. This weekend’s show spends time examining the political “myth lists,” since many seem to be evaporating as we watch.
First off, the latest IPCC report on global warming was rolled out by the media along with trumpets and drums in one more attempt to resurrect the concept of anthropogenic global warming, even though the IPCC’s data seem to be showing the opposite. Joseph Bast from the Heartland Institute (www.heartland.org) contrasts the wish list with the myth list.
The Obamacare exchanges kicked off this week with the predictable panoply of confusion. Remember all the promises that were made during the wild healthcare reform debate about how great this was all going to be? We’ll go down the wish list of promises and compare them to the myth list of emerging reality. Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, Ph.D., (www.canadafreepress.com) joins us.
John rounds out the show by tying together a series of news stories illustrating topics from the recent round table and other shows we have done.Read More
John’s boralogue starts the program by applying the classic template test to the Starbucks decision not to allowed armed persons in their stores in order to see how that might work in other cases.
Recently we did a round table on change agents and how they function in government board meetings to steer audiences to pre-determined outcomes and also to deal with dissenters. This last week week a concerned parent was pitched out of a school board meeting and arrested for objecting to how the meeting was being conducted. Arnold Ahlert from Front Page Magazine (www.frontpagemag.com) is the first guest up.
Then by listener request, we’ll jump into the Cloward-Piven Strategy and how it can be used to effect change by overloading government. James Simpson returns to the program (www.americanthinker.com/james_simpson/).
Finally John examines the controversy surrounding a lengthy interview of Pope Francis.
Dr. Os Guinness is author of “The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity.” Dr. Guinness is our first guest, where he maintains that freedom of thought, speech, and conscience are under fire, and that freedom itself stands or falls with these traditional rights.
What can we learn from disasters? It’s ironic how those preparing for possible disasters are often demeaned as extremist “preppers,” especially when the country is awash (pardon the pun) examples of floods and other disasters where the prepared fared much better than those who weren’t. Notice the recent floods in Colorado. Sheri Fink is author of “Five Days at Memorial, Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital,” which portrays the complete breakdown of services in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and why thinking about disasters is essential.
As socialized healthcare spirals towards its inevitable rendezvous with failure, Christians will have be taking care of their elderly; but they’re singularly unprepared to do so and unaware of what that entails. Dick Lane (afterthecaretaker.blogspot.com) is author of “Folie a Deux: A Madness Shared by Two.” Dick spent ten years caring for his father with Alzheimer’s. For Kindle: (www.amazon.com/folie-deux)
John’s boralogue examines the collapsing narrative of man-made global warming as a dire crisis requiring immense amounts of money. Important here is dissecting what happens when worldviews collapse, and how efforts are made to prop up even failing systems.
What do change agents do?
This is not an idle question, because all sorts of agendas are being imported into local communities by well-funded foundations sponsoring change agents to create change in those communities, oftentimes over the wishes of the people living there.
How do change agents work when they come town and what can be done about it? Perhaps today’s program will solve a lot of those questions.
Karen Shoen from Agenders (www.agenda21today.com) and Steve Goss are joining us today for a lengthy but informative change agents round table on defeating the consensus process.
John’s boralogue examines some of the more recent troubling statements of Pope Francesco. The program concludes with new reports on the conditions of Christians in Syria and Egypt during the turmoil there.