Many people hoped the healthcare debate would die down once the
bill passed. However, with an economic train wreck roaring towards
the country, the socialized medicine controversy will intensify
with three major hurdles yet to cross, not least of which is the probability
of economic collapse. John devotes much of the program today with
course predictions for the next five years en route to a train wreck.
Glen Beck recently got into hot water by attacking the concept of
social justice. Social justice means helping the poor, at least to
the general public’s ears, but socialist wealth transfer to
progressives and community organizers. Michael Voris from Real
Catholic TV (www.realcatholictv.com) describes the Marxist and
Alinskyite origins of the social justice movement inside mainline
As California slides over the edge into an economic abyss, it’s a
miniature model of the entire country’s destination. How did this
most prosperous state arrive at such a wretched condition?
Professor John Ellis, professor emeritus at the University of
California Santa Cruz, is President of the California Association
of Scholars. (www.calscholars.org) He maintains the socialist,
multicultural atmosphere on college campuses led to representatives
in the state legislature, whose worldviews are totally divorced
Israel found itself in a hotspot last week, when it approved
construction of more homes in Jerusalem. But while the media
excoriated Israel as insulting Vice President Joe Biden, they
ignored the annual celebration of terrorism in the Palestinian territories.
As the healthcare “slugfest” plowed forward this week, another
“slugfest” in Texas over textbook standards had favorable outcomes.
American college students are desperately ignorant of the country’s
history and its political structures. Dr. Richard Brake, Ph.D.,
(www.americancivicliteracy.org) is part of a new study revealing why.
John’s boralogue formulates Stage Two of the Crisis Window 2009-
2012 with pointers towards the economic train wreck of 2014. No
matter what happens with healthcare votes, it will be stillborn,
because the emerging economic train wreck will scuttle it.
Today’s program revolves around the issue of curtailment of free
speech and practice of religion.
Great Britain leads the pack regarding enforcement of political
correctness in the job and marketplace. Harassment of Christians
through hate speech and equality laws is now endemic. Paul Coleman
joins us from the Christian Legal Centre (www.christianlegalcentre.com)
for a snapshot of ongoing legal cases in that country with a warning
that this is coming to the U.S. if this is allowed to continue.
Recently the Geert Wilders hate speech case in the Netherlands was
a subject here on the program, but Wilders is an enigmatic person
whose proposals many find upsetting. This reflects the dilemma of
allowing people to say things you may nevertheless find
distasteful. SOS engineer Jack Beukelman appears for a few minutes
to see how his relatives in Holland perceive the entire issue of
hate speech and Islam.
The show pauses for a few minutes to air clips of a CNN interview
with former Hamas terrorist, now Christian Mosab Hassan Yousef, with
a focus on how this interview demonstrates the media’s conflicted
representations of issues regarding Islam, terrorism and religion in general.
Many incursions against the free practice of religion and speech
have been enabled because pastors hid safely behind the separation
of religion and politics, when they should have been involved in
the battle. Professor Francis Beckwith from Baylor University is
author of “Politics for Christians – Statecraft as Soulcraft.” He
says there is no way these two forces can exist without interacting.
John’s boralogue comments briefly about the healthcare end game and
then traces the history of secularism’s efforts to shove religion
out of politics and the marketplace of public ideas.
While some states are approaching financial Armageddon, many people
are looking to state legislatures to force the federal government
to get its economic house in order by using the Tenth Amendment of
the Constitution. Gary Wood from the Tenth Amendment Center
(www.tenthamendmentcenter.com) joins the program.
We have been stumping freedom of speech issues the last few weeks.
It’s clear that on many campuses the speech of certain groups is
allowed while the speech of other groups is suppressed. Gilad Ini
from CAMERA (www.israeliapartheidweek.com) joins the program to
discuss one such even scheduled for this month.
John’s extended boralogue tries to answer some listener requests for
timelines on the economic and geopolitical events that are rolling
over the horizon during the next 70 months. A big fluke factor in
all of this revolves around the probability of predictable, but
unscheduled “rogue events.