Feb 6, 2016

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Know Thyself

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With silly season in full swing, it is important to examine our past and determine if our country is walking down a familiar path today. In this week’s boralogue, John looks back to the stock market crash in 1929 and our government’s unhelpful reaction to it. What lessons can we learn from this? More importantly, with politicians offering free goodies and decrying capitalism, are we ready to listen?

We’re taking a whirlwind tour of the globe this week beginning in Sweden, where we invite Nima Gholam Ali Pour (www.situationmalmo.nu), Vice Chairman of Perspectives on Israel, to analyze the Palestinian-friendly Kairos document and how it and the Swedish media are fomenting a growing anti-Israel movement in that country.

Next we travel to the Orient with columnist and East Asia expert Gordon Chang (www.gordonchang.com) who discusses not only China’s crumbling economy and military expansion but also the dangers of North Korean missile testing. Could the United States be vulnerable?

John takes some time to discuss U.S. interest rates and the markets, Russia’s involvement with Ukraine and Syria, and the persecution of Christians by ISIS-controlled countries in the Middle East.

We end our global tour back in Europe where David Goldman (www.reorientgroup.com), Managing Director at Reorient Group, studies Germany’s identity crisis in the wake of refugee violence and shows that their reaction to the emergency is related to their past. Could an identity crisis also be at the heart of Islam in the modern world, influencing violent incidents?

John’s quote of the week:
“Knowing who you are is important to functioning in the world especially in terms of a worldview. When you forget who you are – as a country, as a person, as an organization – then you typically get into trouble when you encounter other groups that don’t have that problem.”

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Jan 30, 2016

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EMP Warning

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The issue is never the issue especially when it comes to Israel, Palestine, and the “occupation.” In this week’s boralogue, John shows that Canada’s recent admonishment of the Israeli occupation of supposed Palestinian territory was more about demonizing Israel. A clip from journalist Caroline Glick exposes the actual motivation behind Palestinian actions. The issue is never about the issue – it’s always about the outcome.

North Korea tested what they claimed to be a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, but could it have been something else? Furthermore, could it have been for someone else? Joining us for a roundtable discussion this week are James Hyde (www.amilimani.com), Director of Operations for the Amil Imani National Security Initiative and Peter Huessy (www.afa.org), President of GeoStrategic Analysis.

They reveal that North Korea, most likely on behalf of Iran, tested instead an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device, and go on to discuss the Middle East oil picture, the history of EMP, and our government’s response (or lack thereof) to the danger. What will life be like with no power for months or even years following an EMP attack?

Last year was the hottest on record, according to leading climate scientists. But have temperatures really risen or has the data been manipulated? Former Meteorology Professor at MIT Dr. Richard Lindzen (www.mit.edu), examines how data points can say whatever scientists want and shows how the prevailing thought on global warming seems to be waning. When the truth begins chipping away at the narrative, though, progressives heat up the propaganda.

Finally, John looks at Bernie Sanders and his answer to how he plans to pay for the myriad of free things he is promising to his constituents. The Sandman is correct in identifying problems. But he’s wrong in identifying both the causes and the solutions.

John’s quote of the week:
“The issue is never the issue, the outcome is always the issue. You will see in many areas of political agendas that issues are so hot one moment. For example, the ozone hole – remember we went through that? All of a sudden, that was dropped in favor of global warming because they got more mileage out of that one.”

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Jan 23, 2016

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Pitching Deck

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In the land of political correctness, up is down, down is up, and we’re all stumbling around on a pitching deck of moral non-absolutes, unsure of what to say or do. In this week’s boralogue, John explores this constantly shifting land where multiculturalism is king, collective rights trump those of the individual, and the one unpardonable sin is to reject the failed scheme of the progressive clergy. In order to get our footing, we need to ridicule this self-contradictory and bankrupt system.

With Europe hovering at the edge of this pitching deck, will the United States have the courage to honestly debate issues that are threatening us? Pete Hoekstra (www.investigativeproject.org), former Republican U.S. Congressman from Michigan, examines the need for honest discussion regardless of cries from the politically correct, and gives an overview of the nuclear relationships between North Korea, Iran, and Syria.

Throughout the Muslim world, the idea that Israel shouldn’t have the right to exist is common. But are evangelical Christians beginning to feel the same way? Tricia Miller (www.camera.org), Senior Research Analyst with CAMERA, explains that theological views and political narratives can mix, leaving evangelicals with a pro-Palestinian mindset when it comes to the state of Israel.

Plummeting oil prices dominated headlines this week. John takes a moment to examine the onset of fracking as an economic phenomenon, and how Saudi Arabia is purposefully bucking market trends. Energy, ideology, and currency all converge geopolitically to explain what’s going on.

Finally, we welcome Sue Ellen Browder, a freelance writer and author of the new book “Subverted,” who recounts her time with Cosmopolitan Magazine in the 1970s and how the sexual revolution, through abortion and the question of choice, hijacked the women’s movement.

John’s quote of the week:

“Multiculturalism must triumph and the constantly changing list of dos and don’ts must trump everything else. Indeed, key civil rights are being slaughtered in this onslaught of death by a thousand qualifications, which always require some elitist hierarchy to tell us what applies at any given moment.”

As always, join us online for our Section 6 intelligence briefing featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world. This week, John takes a unique look at the power groupings in the Middle East and how they are interacting with each other.

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Jan 16, 2016

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Point of No Return

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New Year’s Eve mob attacks rocked the city of Cologne, Germany, as well as many other towns in Europe. Outrage from politicos and the media were directed not at the attackers, but in many cases at the victims! In this week’s boralogue, John takes a look at collapsing narratives of the Left and lists several lessons we should learn from the fallout. It begins with rejecting politically correct nonsense.

In light of these attacks and the inappropriate response, has Europe crossed a point of no return and lost what it means to be European? Judith Bergman (www.gatestoneinstitute.org), a writer and political activist, discusses the police and media cover-up in Germany following the attacks and concludes that European leaders’ refusal to acknowledge the problem in favor of a politically correct narrative has brought about the dissolution of Europe’s identity.

In the United States, President Obama began the year by ignoring the second amendment. Larry Pratt (www.gunowners.org), Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, examines the mental health aspect of Obama’s gun control executive action and states that in order to turn government around, we need to elect candidates who will obey and defend the Constitution.

We finish this week with two court cases, the first from Canada. Andre Schutten (www.ARPACanada.ca), Ontario Director of ARPA Canada, updates us on the status of the country’s euthanasia laws, showing that when politics is driving medicine, morals and ethics are swept away.

The second case, involving government interference, originates from Montana. Wen Fa (www.pacificlegal.org), Public Interest Attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, reveals that Montana’s revenue office has denied tax credit scholarships to students who wish to go to private religious schools, in complete defiance of their own state legislature.

John’s quote of the week:
“We cannot allow to happen here what is happening in Europe. And it begins with rejecting manipulative concepts such as efforts to force us to censor or self-censor speech under the guise of hate speech, micro-aggressions, or all the latest nonsense this crowd keeps cooking up and has cooked up for over half a century. The freedom of many countries in the English-speaking world actually depends upon it.”

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Jan 9, 2016

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Shifting Definitions

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Are the politically correct powers that be delusional or are they lying? In this week’s boralogue, John shows that despite their assurances, nuclear deals like the one with North Korea and Iran will fail, Islamic terrorism will affect the United States, and the quicksand that is the Chinese economy will have a profound effect around the world. In order for these narratives to work, politicos must shift the meaning of longstanding definitions, which they hope will keep our eroding foundation from collapsing.

Protesters have taken over an Oregon wildlife refuge after a pair of ranchers was imprisoned by the government. Reed Hopper (www.pacificlegal.org), Environmental Law Attorney for the Pacific Legal Foundation, analyzes similar cases where government agencies have overstepped their bounds and violated due process, highlighting the battle between environmentalism and property rights.

Why is our Constitution being interpreted so differently now than when it was created? Jenna Ellis (www.jennaellis.org), Attorney and Law Professor at Colorado Christian University, joins us to discuss the importance of objective morality, showing that historically, the judiciary has shifted Constitutional definitions, resulting in secular humanistic ideals that have been codified into law. We must bring back the true moral authority that our Founding Fathers infused into our Constitution.

John’s quote of the week:
“Mulit-culti doesn’t work. The new culti has no intention of merging into the old culti. There are always problems with violence coming in from the new culti, which means the old culti wants to violentize it back. That just means we don’t talk about it because you can’t say it. So we’ll just call it a giant no-go zone for free speech.”

Back from holiday hiatus is our Section 6 intelligence briefing, featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world.

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Jan 2, 2016

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Looking Forward

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Farewell 2015, we hardly knew ye. Time flies as we welcome in the New Year. Happy 2016, everyone! We will dispense with the boralogue this week and jump right in with our first guest, Bill Koenig (www.watch.org), head of World Watch Daily, who looks at the year in review and what is to come.

In an extended conversation, Bill examines Donald Trump’s rise in popularity and the media’s dislike of it, the dynamics from last year’s comments by the Pope, how President Obama is viewed from inside our government, and what’s in store for Israeli-Palestinian relations this year. Can the world get crazier than it currently is? Dangerous question to ask.

How will the Middle East play out in 2016 and beyond? We welcome back long-time guest Avi Lipkin (www.vicmord.com), who shares his predictions of major geopolitical and military moves between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, and Turkey, how immigration will further Islam’s war on the West, and a confrontation between the one-world government and Islam over power and money.

John’s quote of the week:

“The problem with the institutional racism game is … it’s like a game you get in to – you can’t win, you can’t break even, and you can’t get out of the game. And the only answer is not to play.”

Our Section 6 intelligence brief is on hiatus this week, but it will return next week.

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Dec 26, 2015

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Order Out of Chaos

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Merry Christmas everyone! We are airing this on December 26th, which is the Feast of Saint Stephen. In this week’s boralogue, John takes a closer look at the first martyr and what it means to die for something. Is anything worth dying for? The true meaning of Christmas is tied to our savior, Jesus Christ, who died for us so that we may live. He opened a door for us, clearing away meaninglessness, and showing us that Truth is worth living for and it’s worth dying for.

Some people are able to accurately predict things when they look at the evidence. One of the best, Dr. Dennis Cuddy, (www.newswithviews.com), retired Senior Associate at the U.S. Department of Education, accurately predicted the recent terror attack in Paris. He forecasts examples of future terrorist attacks in America, and shows us how ill-prepared U.S. leadership is to thwart them. Is it incompetence? Or is there an organized plan – Alinsky’s order out of chaos – behind the goals of the powers that be?

Anti-Semitism in Europe is growing from not only the Islam side, but also from the far right, forcing Jews into a vice. We welcome back Susan Warner (www.israelolivetree.org), Co-Founder of Olive Tree Ministries, who examines the shift in climate among European Christians that condones anti-Semitism, shows how Jews are leaving in droves, and reveals how political correctness will not allow authorities to fix the problem.

John’s quote of the week:
“If what seems to be logical is not happening, then you know automatically there’s another agenda rolling underneath the surface.”

Our Section 6 intelligence brief will take a two-week hiatus during the Christmas holiday. It will return in 2016. In the meantime, have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

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Dec 19, 2015

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French Lesson

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During the recent climate talks in Paris, the man most responsible for creating the climate change hysteria, Maurice Strong, passed away. In this week’s boralogue, John looks back at Strong’s motivations to establish a one-world government and how he used climate change to do that. He also looks at how those in power will say what is needed in order to maneuver the herd, while behind the scenes, they increase their power. Remember, when it comes to the powers that be, you should always look at what they do and not at what they say.

We continue our thread this week on gene editing and manipulation, welcoming to the show Philippa Taylor (www.cmf.org.uk), Head of Public Policy at Christian Medical Fellowship in the UK. She examines the battle between manipulating genes in order to prevent diseases versus the ethical concerns and safety to humans, as well as how scientists seem to jump into experiments rather than researching properly first.

Europe is ahead of the U.S. when it comes to political correctness and its response to Muslim immigration. Can we learn anything from this? Michel Gurfinkiel (www.michelgurfinkiel.com), Founder and President of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in France, joins us to discuss the different types of Muslims in France, a surprising surge of support for ISIS among young Muslims, the comparisons between Islamists and anti-Semites today, and how America can learn from France and begin taking seriously the issue of immigration.

John finishes up this week with thoughts on the Fed raising the prime interest rate.

John’s quote of the week:
“As the herd runs in the wrong direction, don’t run with it. But don’t get trampled by it either.”

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Dec 12, 2015

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Change Agents

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As the San Bernardino shooting played out, President Obama told the nation our intelligence agencies were on the ball. In this week’s boralogue, John takes a look at what we’ve learned from this tragedy and why progressive narratives like the President’s are not sustainable. Gun control isn’t the answer, political incorrectness could have played a part in preventing the shooting, and we should identify the problem for what it is – Islamic terrorism. The true progressive elites, though, didn’t seem to learn anything. Did we really expect them to?

In an effort to better understand tragedies like San Bernardino, leaders from different faiths are coming together. But beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing at the Interfaith Movement. Stephen Coughlin (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, shows how groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda are co-opting Christian and Jewish organizations, using change agents to neutralize and ridicule anyone who opposes them. Will church leaders recognize the con or will they abandoning their beliefs?

If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, would you know what to do? Jim Sporleder (www.cpps.com), Senior Advisor with the Center for Personal Protection, reveals a list of steps that includes pushing past the disbelief and responding intelligently to what’s happening. Download this printable PDF checklist below.

John’s quote of the week:
Progressive elites always try to tell us that we need more of what didn’t work before in order to make it not work again.

As always, join us online for our Section 6 intelligence briefing featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world. This week, John takes a look at the political and ideological motivations behind narratives and new stories.

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Dec 5, 2015

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Speak Out

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What is the biggest crisis facing the world today? Is it terrorism, global warming, the refugee crisis, or a failing economy? In this week’s boralogue, John shows that the biggest crisis is the threat to freedom of speech. Global warming dissenters are summarily dismissed and shunned from the scientific community. Those who don’t believe in the current PC narrative on college campuses are told to shut up – in the name of tolerance, of course. Fortunately, PC-think is beginning to unravel as the stupidity of its assertions is becoming ever more obvious.

How did we get to the point where free speech is under attack? David Horowitz (www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org), Founder and President of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, reviews the history of political correctness and the battle of ideas, asserting that the issue is never the issue; the issue is always the revolution. The goal of progressives is to destroy America and the Constitution. It’s up to us to speak out before this becomes a reality.

Jewish students on college campuses are experiencing a very real politically correct backlash. Tammi Rossman-Benjamin (www.amchainitiative.org), Lecturer at UC Santa Cruz and Director at the AMCHA Initiative, examines how those opposing the BDS movement on campuses are being physically threatened and silenced. They are finding it is not a level playing field for protected speech among different campus groups. The new anti-Semitism looks a lot like the old as the assault on free speech continues.

Where does the church stand? Aubrey Shines (www.glorytoglory.org), Founder of Glory to Glory Ministries, asserts that churches should stand at the forefront of political activism and speak out for truth when politically correct narratives stand against it. God’s Word is a call to action and the Truth shall lead the way.

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Nov 28, 2015

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Ready for Battle

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Is your narrative and worldview standing on solid ground? In this week’s boralogue, John shows that because freedoms of speech, religion, and conscience are under attack in the West, we need to know who we are and what we believe. Rooting ourselves in God’s Truth will prepare us for the spiritual battles plaguing our freedoms and will allow us to endure when the battle is over. We need to put on the full armor of God and take our stand.

There are differences between not only Christianity and other religions but also within Christian sects. Bodie Hodge (www.answersingenesis.org), Speaker and Writer for Answers in Genesis, analyzes these differences by looking at worldviews from a religious perspective, what we base our beliefs on, and the importance of the authority of God’s Word.

Assaults on freedom of religion will have an impact on the economy and business. Bill Walton (www.cgtv.us), Chairman of Rappahannock Ventures and host of On Common Ground, looks at new rights trumping old ones with recent court rulings, faith institutions under attack, and shows that we need to be educated in both history and current events in order to stand up under religious persecution.

Finally we are joined by Paul House (www.beesondivinity.com), Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, who reviews the seminary formation Dietrich Bonhoeffer required of his students, which was a radical departure from the norms of his day and based on a dedication to the Word of God as pertinent for each of his students, rather than something merely of academic interest.

There is no Section 6 intelligence brief this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return next week with important geopolitical stories.

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Nov 21, 2015

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Prelude

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After last week’s Paris attacks, President Obama’s remarks show once again the administration’s refusal to acknowledge reality. In this week’s boralogue, John tells us what the progressive left won’t: terrorism is an Islamic problem and must be addressed as such. Until then, it will be impossible to tackle the crisis. We are told it is “religious” extremism and Muslims are the victims, not Christians. Reality is taking a backseat to narrative.

Were the terror attacks in Paris a prelude to future threats in America? We welcome back Israel Defense Force Captain Dan Gordon (www.dayofthedeadlibertyedition.com) who discusses NATO’s dysfunction, terror in gun-free zones, and the backlash forming against political correctness and its clash with reality. Governments must protect its citizens. Will ours?

With Thanksgiving coming up, we look back at the Christian roots of our nation with Bill Federer (www.americanminute.com), host of American Minute Radio. From religious persecution in Europe to establishing the 13 colonies, Bill reviews the Mayflower Compact and the Protestant foundation of America, disproving the revisionist view that the U.S. was built on secularism.

Finally, this weekend marks 52 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Bestselling author Phil Shenon (www.philipshenon.com) shows that the CIA tracked Oswald for months prior to November 1963, but never presented their intelligence to the Warren Commission. Could this failure to communicate have spawned countless conspiracy theories?

We are thankful for all of our listeners and wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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This week in Section 6, John takes a closer look at President Obama’s comments following the Paris terror attacks. Join us for another solid hour of in-depth analysis.

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