Today’s program continues the geopolitical thread we began a few weeks ago. John’s extended boralogue frames the show by explaining why socialism is a warm-weather political sport where climate change drives human activity, not the other way around.
The Obama administration has telegraphed to the world that it has little intention of being the world’s policeman any more and — surprise surprise — all the world’s bullies are lining up to claim turf. Bill Gertz (www.gertzfile.com) returns to the program for a survey of the chaos that has happened since the current administration began to display weakness.
Shifting definitions are being used by government bureaucrats to end-run veterans’ constitutional rights. Attorney Michael Connelly (www.usjf.net) returns for a report on this disturbing trend which will invariably grow if not contained.
Two weeks ago we explained to listeners how bitcoins work. Now we’ll look at what’s already going wrong with bitcoins, not to mention international money laundering. Bill Frezza (www.realclearworld.com) explains why bitcoins won’t last in their present form but will probably reform itself and continue onward.
Finally a new series of old history books has appeared from New Leaf Publishing, which may be of interest to home and private schoolers. Craig Froman is an editor with New Leaf Publishing Group (www.nlpg.com).
Here we are 100 years since the beginning of World War I, the great paradigm shift that created the modern Middle East. This is a thread we’re pursuing for an extended period this year on the show.
John’s extended boralogue starts with an in-depth analysis how the Middle East arrived where it is today beginning with World War I, and the explaining the new paradigm shift we seem to be passing through. The contrasting similarities between then and now are striking.
We hear frequently that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are an impediment to peace and in violation of international law. But what law and who owns the territory according to that law? It’s an issue much more complex than the media portray. Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.com) joins the show from Jerusalem as we attempt to unravel this complicated question. We’ll start with a history of the territory going back over a century.
Finally, it’s time to skate over to the edge and peer into the future with Spanish TV host Daniel Estulin (www.danielestulin.com) in Madrid, Spain. Daniel is a futurist tracking trends which will be affecting us in coming decades. His TV program is “Desde la Sombra” (“From the Shadow”).
There has been so much disillusioned commentary about the recent Ken Ham/Bill Nye evolution-versus-creation debate that it’s time to set things straight.
First, John’s boralogue frames the issue by explaining how a debate is supposed to work, and reminds listeners that one debate does not definitively settle a controversy. A successful debate relies on good participants and proper framing of issues.
Then we’ll target specific areas where neo-Darwinism is in serious trouble, namely in the the origin of information contained in living cells. These problems are acknowledged at the theoretical level but denied at the pop science level and in high school classes. Dr. Stephen Meyer, Ph.D., author of Darwin’s Doubt (www.darwinsdoubt.org), returns to the program for incisive commentary on this problem.
Russ Miller from Creation Ministries (www.creationministries.org) guests again for a point-by-point rebuttal of many issues raised by Bill Nye during the debate with Ken Ham.
John’s boralogue begins the program by examining various methods by which words become weapons in the political arena, which are geared to achieve political outcomes rather than to do what is right or arrive at the best option in an issue. Truth simply isn’t the issue.
Then Dr. Timothy Daughtry, Ph.D., author of Waking the Sleeping Giant, joins the program for an in-depth conversation about how hard-core progressives use language as a weapon and how these linguistic assaults can be defused.
Finally, a number of listeners have asked us to examine the new phenomenon of bitcoins, so today we’re starting a bitcoin thread. In this first part we offer a primer on how bitcoins work. Kris Rivenburgh is author of Bitcoin Made Easy: The Easiest Guide to Bitcoin You Will Ever Read.
We’ve often discussed the potential danger of EMP attacks, but what if terrorists could get the same result more easily by using a cyber attacks to collapse our economic institutions or power grid instead? Kevin Freeman (www.secretweapon.org) is author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-economic Attack.
Secularists have been very busy trying to push religion and unfavorable worldviews out of the marketplace of ideas, simply by shifting definitions and putting arbitrary walls up between disciplines. Sadly, reality can’t be divided that way. Professor Mary Poplin is author of Is Reality Secular? She demonstrates that reality can’t be divided up the elites are telling us to do, and doing this often keeps us from seeing the truth about things.
Finally, we’ll pick up the conversation we began last week with Dr. Tim Ball, Ph.D., (www.drtimball.com), on the necessity of teaching young people how to live, think and work effectively.
Creationist Ken Ham and evolutionist Bill Nye will debate each other February 4 in what may well become the evolution vs. creation debate of the century. But already secularist and atheist voices are saying this debate shouldn’t even take place. This is in reality a logical fallacy called “begging the question.” Why is it secularists, who claim to be following logic compared to religionists, are so willing to reason erroneously just to prevent a free exchange of ideas? John’s boralogue analyzes this dangerous phenomenon in the secular academic world.
We’ll spend a large part of the program asking the hard constitutional questions about NSA surveillance of Americans that President Obama’s speech didn’t answer. His speech didn’t really answer anything and kept people on both sides of this issue unsatisfied. Jeremy Rabkin is professor of law from George Mason University. He joins John to ask all the hard questions about NSA wiretapping which President Obama dodged.
Then Dr. Tim Ball, Ph.D., (www.drtimball.com) returns to the program again this week but, surprise, surprise, it’s not to discuss global warming. Rather it’s to discuss his concerns about the deteriorating education students receive in public education and what we can do to educate students as public education continues to implode.
John’s boralogue kicks off the show with an extensive examination of the profound paradigm change that has occurred in the Middle East since the onset of the Arab Spring. This puts us in the post-post-Oslo peace process period, the key to which is a collapse of an entire century of pan-Arabism, followed by the reemergence of regional, ethnic, and religious identities. This places Christians in the region in severe difficulty.
Then we’ll pursue this thread by means of a conversation with former Afghani businessman, Nasir Shansab (www.shansab.com) author of Silent Trees, A Novel of Afghanistan, to examine why it seems impossible to get capitalism and free societies established in many countries of the Middle East.
Then onto examining the rising influence of New Age beliefs being widely promoted in evangelical circles through books, publications and churches. Warren Smith returns to the program to discuss his new book, Another Jesus Calling.
During all of our discussion on emergency preparations, one of the areas overlooked is problems created by human interaction, when people are forced to group together in order to survive. How do you handle those? We’ll talk to filmmaker Sprague Theobald, (www.spraguetheobald.com), author of The Other Side of the Ice. Sprague packed together six people onto a 51-foot boat and sailed from Rhode Island to Washington through the Northwest Passage. Important lessons can be learned from their interactions in potentially life-threatening situations.
Listeners want more round table discussions, so we’ll produce a lot more of these in 2014. Hey! Let’s start today.
During the holiday break, there was much flap (one more time) over global warming due to an Antarctic expedition becoming stuck in the ice and the circumpolar vortex causing a huge cold wave to invade much of North America.
So why can’t we get beyond the tired, worn-out, illogical arguments the warmists emit like CO2 emissions? Perhaps it has something to do with the media’s ignorance of the origins and background of the entire movement.
Our round table guests today are environmentalist and long-time professor at the University of Winnipeg, Dr. Tim Ball, (www.drtimball.com), as well as meteorologist Joe Bastardi (www.weatherbell.com).
It promises to be a spirited discussion, which John’s frames during the boralogue at the program’s beginning.
John’s boralogue begins the first program of the new year by re-examining the crisis window 2014-2016 to see if it’s still potent, sliding a bit, or could even be triggered by events this year.
Then, as part of our geopolitical trends thread, it’s time to review the entire push towards globalism, which we’ve covered for years here on the program. Ian Wishart is author of Totalitaria, (www.investigatemagazine.co.nz), where he maintains George Orwell was right about everything except the date. We’ll see where the internationalists are taking us this year.
As progressives have wanted to see a single-payer healthcare system, the economic impact of Obamacare has actually activated the best of the capitalist system: competition among hospitals. Dr. Keith Smith from the Surgery Center of Oklahoma (www.surgerycenterok.com) returns to the program as we pursue that radical remake of the American healthcare system.
Happy New Year everyone. Last program of the year.
John’s boralogue takes the controversy surrounding the A&E program Duck Dynasty, and shows from a logical perspective how the entire process of political correctness is riddle with illogic and intolerance.
Today we’re starting a multi-part thread on geopolitical trends for 2014. Today’s program features an extended conversation with Don McAlvany from the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor about how he vision of the world in 2014.
John’s boralogue examines the track record of the Federal Reserve Bank on its 100th anniversary this weekend, pointing out that it was at the center of most of the major financial crises of the last century, even though it always managed to dodge accountability.
Then we’ll rebroadcast parts of our 1994 interview with G. Edward Griffin about his classic work, The Creature from Jekyll Island. Contrasting what Mr. Griffin said 19 years ago with the events of the 2008 crash provides much insight as to why we’re currently in trouble.
When you make changes in the foundations of a country. even for a good reason, you may be unleashing even greater evil. We’ll take a look back at key dates which radically changed America with Pastor Chuck Baldwin, author of Romans 13, The True Meaning of Submission. (www.chuckbaldwinlive.com)
So who was Nelson Mandela? John’s boralogue examine the belief system of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, using their own words to lay out a history that is radically different than the politically correct one in vogue today.
Then we’ll see how far Mandela’s legacy has taken South Africa in 20 years, where the country is now the murder capital of the world and another genocide seems to be in the making. Investigative journalist Alex Newman (www.newamerican.com) has lived in South Africa and maintains the world isn’t watching the negative direction the country is taking.
What happens to South Africa also affects Israel because of the nature of international guarantees. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing peace negotiations by promising Israel the U.S. would guard the West Bank. However, western powers have a miserable track record of keeping their promises when it comes to safeguarding things.
So then is the U.S. Israel’s best ally? Dr. Francisco Gil-White, Ph.D., (www.hirhome.com) is author of The Collapse of the West: The Next Holocaust and Its Consequences. Dr. Gil-White maintains the U.S.’s long-term position has consistently been anti-Israeli ever since the beginning.