Jan 19, 2019

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Weight of Reality

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How do we define the terms of any battle? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the weaponization of language when it comes to political and cultural battles, looking back at the Third Reich and the Spanish Inquisition to compare to the tactics of social justice warriors today. Free speech and open discussion of ideas are what we have now. We need to stand up against those who would take those freedoms away.

Immigration is at the top of every news cycle today, but are we getting the whole truth about who’s coming here? Todd Bensman (www.cis.org), Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, reveals the truth about where those who are coming from South America are actually from and discusses the similarities and differences between Europe’s and America’s approach to handling the migrant crisis.

Is there another Reformation on the horizon for the Catholic Church? John Zmirak (www.stream.org), Senior Editor at The Stream returns to examine the controversies surrounding the current Pope and the need for reform now that socialist ideas seem to be taking hold within the Church.

What is the difference between justice and social justice? Mark Hendrickson (www.visionandvalues.org), Economic Professor at Grove City College, joins us to discuss how government should ideally function and then how it would function should social justice warriors and the PC elites take over.

John finishes up the program this week reviewing several news stories, including the government shutdown, our growing debt problem, and the ability to exercise free speech when it comes to politically correct issues.

John’s quote of the week:
“Intersectionality is an effort to make appear logical that which is fundamentally illogical. They are trying to put it in some kind of order where they can contain the irrational chaos.”

In this week’s Extras segment, we play an interview from August 2015 with Dan Gordon regarding the similarities between terror tunnels under the Israel-Gaza border and those under the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Weaponization of Language (1:37)
2 – Todd Bensman – Migration from South America (13:29)
3 – Todd Bensman – Migration in America vs Europe (26:23)
       John Loeffler – Illogical Interectionality (35:14)
4 – John Zmirak – Problems in the Catholic Church (39:46)
5 – Mark Hendrickson – Redistribution of Wealth and Rights (52:40)
6 – John Loeffler – Government Shutdown, Rising Debt, and Free Speech (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – Terror Tunnels/Dan Gordon – 2015 (1:18:57)

End of Show (2:05:31)

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Jan 12, 2019

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The Great Race

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We are skipping over the boralogue this week and jumping in with John Zmirak (www.stream.org), Senior Editor at The Stream, who examines the geopolitics of Syria and the Middle East as it pertains to the Kurds and the Turks, the battle between Iran and Israel, and how Christians are faring in the region.

The great race is on between the Federal Reserve and the Trump administration in the plan to hike interest rates. Stephen Moore (www.freedomworks.org), Senior Economic Contributor for Freedom Works and advisor to President Trump joins us to discuss the state of the economy, how to get spending under control, and the need to continue pro-growth policies.

The Catholic Church has entered into an agreement with the Chinese government that could be detrimental to Christians in China. Gina Goh (www.persecution.org), Southeast Asia Regional Manager for International Christian Concern, gives her observations on how the agreement is affecting local churches and how persecution there is strengthening Christians’ resolve.

Agenda 21 from the UN has now morphed into a new plan: Agenda 2030. Author and teacher Jeffrey Ludwig (www.americanthinker.com) points out that catch phrases in the new plan – positive rights, sustainable development, needs of the world – don’t actually achieve anything. The plan doesn’t specifically call for a one-world government, but it is a strong move forward in setting one up.

John’ s quote of the week:
We are in not a political clash but a philosophical clash. It’s a clash between the old Judeo-Christian western civilization model versus the regurgitation of the Neo-Marxist ideas of class struggle and warfare. They are both vying for control of the governments of the West.

This week we are changing up our Section 6 portion of the program – John will explain what our future plans are with that. We play snippets from a classic episode of Steel of Steel from November 2006 titled ‘Dancing with the Dialectic’.

 

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Jan 11, 2019

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Worldview Wars Lecture Series – Free Sample

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Listen to this free sample of our Worldview Wars lecture series: Hour 3 in its entirety. (Run time 1:24:51)

Worldview WarsEverybody has a worldview; it’s shaped by your values system and personal biases, education, religious beliefs, experiences, etc. Your individual worldview governs your daily thought processes and actions and will ultimately determine your place in life. Identify the moving parts of your worldview and gain insight to debate with those who hold opposing worldviews and discern the truth. Truth is that which pertains to reality. Reality is a great equalizer and when reality becomes real there’s no room for excuses.

Worldview Wars is a series of four lectures by veteran broadcaster, John Loeffler, detailing the competing worldviews of the 20th Century. Philosophers such as Rousseau, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Darwin, Nietzsche, Marx and Dewey have radically altered western culture and threatened to undermine traditional values. Total running time – 5 hours.

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Jan 5, 2019

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Unfaithful Dialogue

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Things are going to get dicey in the next couple of years. Will you be prepared? In this week’s boralogue, John notes how there are a plethora of voices shouting predictions at us but most of them are not helpful. How do you determine what’s really going on? Know your reference points. Scripture is your moral reference but to see clearly the horizon ahead, you will need a worldview that sees reality and facts clearly and allows you to arrive at correct conclusions.

Always beware the need for dialogue. Investigative journalist and economist James Simpson (www.crisisnow.net), is back with us to discuss interfaith dialogue in the church and how it is increasingly being used to denigrate Christianity and promote other faiths. There’s a breakdown in the church and dialogue seems only to make it worse.

Can we learn from history in order not to repeat it? We welcome back author and historian Daniel Mallock (www.newenglishreview.org) who examines similarities between political machinations in the European Union today and what transpired in Germany in the 1930s. Politics, whether in Europe or in America, is no longer about issues; it’s about philosophy. And that may allow history to repeat itself.

John’s quote of the week:
Traditional Marxists have always constantly chipped away at the worth of the culture in the minds of the people. Then they can say that we’re a no-good, very bad, terrible, positively awful civilization. The dialecticians will then prance in and proclaim their idea of Marxist socialism as the answer to that.

In this week’s Section 6, John and Producer Steve discuss the underlying issues with the anti-Trump media. John then goes on to look at lawsuits against the SPLC for their shaming tactics, attempts to shut down free speech, and the rough times ahead economically for America.

 

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