Mar 7, 2020

Posted by John Loeffler | Comments Off on Window to the Left

Window to the Left

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The Overton Window is a perception at any given moment of what is acceptable in society. In this week’s extended boralogue, John gives several examples of how the Overton Window has drifted leftward over the decades. It was originally moored in Judeo-Christian values but then broke free and caused a progressive change in society that has left us on a pitching deck of constantly changing, relativist, self-contradicting ideas.

Attorney Jared PetersonConservative speech is being curtailed all over the world, but nowhere so egregiously than in Germany. Attorney Jared Peterson (amgreatness.com) joins us to discuss the tactics of the very leftist German media, plans to shut down dissenting speech, the thwarting of democracy in the German state of Thuringia, and pushback against the Left from some very unlikely sources.

American ThinkerJohn takes a moment to examine the philosophies of government and economics in regards to the ultimate success or failure of a society. He then welcomes JR Dunn (www.americanthinker.com), Consulting Editor at American Thinker, who shines a light on the confusion, uproar, contradictions, and oftentimes lack of strategy from the Left.

John’s quote of the week:
Even if we took all of the first world countries, it is impossible to take in all of the third world. The only thing you can try to do is make them prosperous in their own countries. That is where the philosophy of government and the philosophy of economics either makes or breaks a society.

On this week’s extra segment, we play a double feature from recent past on dysfunction and political correctness on college campuses, specifically with professors who don’t tow the leftist line. First, we have Robert Lopez from January 2017 followed by Michael Rectenwald from August 2018. Both share their experiences with woke colleagues and administrators.

 

03/07/2020 Window to the Left

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – The Overton Window (2:04)
2 – John Loeffler – Overton Window Continued (13:29)
      Jared Peterson – German Leftist Media and Government (19:39)
3 – Jared Peterson – Thwarting of Democracy in Thuringia, Germany (26:24)
4 – Jared Peterson – Push-back on the Left in Germany (39:16)
5 – John Loeffler – Philosophy of Government & Economics (52:11)
6 – JR Dunn – Contradictions and Lack of Strategy on the Left (1:05:33)
      John Loeffler – Good Ways to Do Nothing (1:13:16)
7 – Extras Segment – Robert Lopez, 2017 & Michael Rectenwald, 2018: College PC (1:18:27)

      End of Show (1:58:08)

 

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Feb 29, 2020

Posted by John Loeffler | Comments Off on Modern Brownshirts

Modern Brownshirts

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Businesses and especially college campuses have transitioned into centers of political correctness. On this week’s boralogue, John looks at social justice warriors with their name it and shame it games, outrage campaigns, and even violent mobs. For far too long social justice warriors have been successful, but now many are catching on to these modern Brownshirt tactics and are pushing back. We must always choose freedom over those who would try to keep it from us.

Karen HurvitzWe’ve heard stories of students or adults having MAGA hats ripped off their heads by suddenly enraged progressives. Karen Hurvitz (www.educationwithoutindoctrination.org), Legal Counsel to the group Education Without Indoctrination, joins us to discuss how her client’s life went from bad to worse after his MAGA hat was stolen by his teacher who then waged an all-out legal and outrage campaign against him.

Anne Schlafly CoriAfter analyzing the coronavirus’s impact on the economy, John welcomes Anne Schlafly Cori (www.eagleforum.org), Chairman of the Eagle Forum, who explains why the Equal Rights Amendment, long thought extinct, has made a comeback recently and why, with its manipulative language, it’s a bad idea.

John’s quote of the week:
To the relativists who engage in postmodern thought, any affront that challenges their belief is not just something that needs to be debated. It is a threat to the entire system that they believe in. The only thing that keeps this relative, compartmentalized, self-contradicting series of propositions together is each of them telling each other that it really works and anyone that doesn’t agree with them is obviously a — fill in the blank (and there’s a long list).

On this week’s extra segment, we dip back a couple of years to February 2018 with John commenting on several audio clips concerning globalism and the long running agenda to obliterate sovereignty.

 

02/29/2020 Modern Brownshirts

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Upholding Free Speech Against Those Who’d Take It Away (1:58)
2 – John Loeffler – How to Battle Social Justice Warriors (13:29)
      Karen Hurvitz – Social Justice Warriorism on College Campuses (18:04)
3 – Karen Hurvitz – Case of a College Student Persecuted by an SJW (26:24)
4 – Karen Hurvitz – State of Freedom in Education Today (39:46)
5 – John Loeffler – Various: Coronavirus, Medicare for All, Bernie on Israel (52:40)
6 – Anne Schlafly Cori – Equal Rights Amendment (1:05:33)
      John Loeffler – Rules of Dialectical Politics & Martyred Church Update (1:13:41)
7 – Extras Segment – Clips from February 2018 on Globalism and Anti-Sovereignty (1:18:27)

      End of Show (1:56:57)

 

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Feb 22, 2020

Posted by John Loeffler | Comments Off on Behind the Power Curve

Behind the Power Curve

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Why did our freedom revolution in the U.S. and by extension the UK, work but the revolution in France fail? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the tale of two revolutions and how ours has worked and why it still succeeds. Some of the things that caused the other revolution to ultimately fail, however, are starting to crop up here and threaten the continued success of our great experiment. It is up to us to keep that from happening.

Brandon WeichertDid the coronavirus originate with tainted food or is there a more sinister backstory? Joining us is Brandon Weichert (www.weichertreport.com), Manager of the Weichert Report, who points out that there is a military-run virology lab in Wuhan, China that may or may not be a bio-weapons lab. He covers China’s tactics with intellectual property theft and coveting of scientists from around the world, both of which could have led to this coronavirus crisis.

Dr. Michael BuslerHow has the coronavirus affected the stock markets, both here and around the world? Dr. Michael Busler (www.stockton.edu), Professor of Finance at Stockton University, joins us to discuss the psychology of markets and his views on how much of an impact the virus will make on global economics.

As a federal bureaucrat, do you have loyalty to your agency and your director, or do you have loyalty to the Constitution? We welcome to the program retired FBI Special Agent David Baldovin (www.theunitedwest.org), who examines the need for reform in government agencies and the inevitable circling of the wagons when one of their own is on the hook for corruption. Fighting the good fight shows who and what you are loyal to.

John’s quote of the week:
Why, if we are such a terrible country (as we have been lectured about over the last thirty or forty years), do thousands and thousands of people want to come here? Why isn’t it so good where they are? This is a glaring contradiction in what the media are preaching at us.

On this week’s extra segment, we play an interview from June 2002 with the now late Christopher Story about Germany’s attempt to dominate the EU and competition with Russia to build a new soviet reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

 

02/22/2020 Behind the Power Curve

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Tale of Two Revolutions (2:12)
2 – Brandon Weichert – China’s Bio-weapon Threat (13:29)
3 – Brandon Weichert – China’s Tactics to Stay a Superpower (26:23)
4 – Dr. Michael Busler – How the Coronavirus is Affecting the Markets (39:46)
      John Loeffler – Cardinal Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, on Vatican & China (47:38)
5 – David Baldovin – Circling the Wagons in the FBI (52:40)
6 – David Baldovin – Fighting to Reform the System (1:06:03)
      John Loeffler – Reform in Education (1:15:47)
7 – Extras Segment – Christopher Story, June 2002, on Germany vs Russia in the EU (1:18:57)

      End of Show (2:05:23)

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Feb 15, 2020

Posted by John Loeffler | Comments Off on Ship of Fools in Socialist Waters

Ship of Fools in Socialist Waters

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The Deal of the Century – the new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan – has been proposed, but what is the hang up? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the need for a viable peace partner. He shows how both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have not exhibited a willingness over the years to work toward peace with Israel. Whether or not they cooperate, the peace train may soon leave the station. And Palestinian leadership may wish they would have boarded.

Gerard LameiroSocialism has never been successfully implemented simply because it can’t be. Author and political forecaster Gerard Lameiro (www.greatnewsforamerica.com) is back with us to discuss several examples of failed socialist governments and how it only stays afloat when capitalism supports it behind the scenes. He also gives his predictions for the 2020 election and the future of the Democrat Party.

Howard HusockSocialism isn’t the only example of government interference and dysfunction. Howard Husock (www.civilsocietyawards.com), Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, describes how federal dollars from our government have changed the character of local civil organizations away from grassroots values and serving the community.

Andrea Picotti-BayerSeparation of church and state has been overused in legal arguments and somewhat misunderstood overall. We round out the show this week with Andrea Picciotti-Bayer (www.thecatholicassociation.org), Legal Advisor for the Catholic Association, who examines the Blaine Amendment in relation to public funding for Catholic schools.

John’s quote of the week:
What happens with socialism is you have big amounts of money, bureaucrats see it, they use giving to XYZ impoverished group as the rationale for taking it. They then seize the money, usually through taxation or other means. They take a huge chunk for themselves. Then they pass along a fraction of what they’ve seized and give it to the target group. That’s the immorality of the system.

On this week’s extra segment, we play a double feature on the European Union from days of Steel past. First up is Robert Congdon from February 2012 followed by Pat Caddell from June 2018. Both give predictions about the future of the EU and it’s interesting to see the difference in opinions that six years makes.

 

02/15/2020 Ship of Fools in Socialist Waters

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Deal of the Century & the Need for a Peace Partner (2:19)
2 – John Loeffler – Reality Behind Bernie Sanders Socialist Plans (13:29)
      Gerard Lameiro – Socialism is a Disaster Wherever It’s Implemented (18:50)
3 – Gerard Lameiro – Socialism Lasts as Long as Capitalism Supports It (26:23)
4 – Gerard Lameiro – Predictions for 2020 Elections & Future of Democrat Party (39:46)
      John Loeffler – Canadian Healthcare System (48:02)
5 – Howard Husock – Federal Encroachment on Civil Organizations (52:40)
      John Loeffler – Free Speech Violations in Europe & Asset Forfeiture Here (1:03:31)
6 – Andrea Picciotti-Bayer – Public Funding of Catholic Schools (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – Robert Congdon, 02/2012 & Pat Caddell, 06/2018 on the EU (1:18:57)

      End of Show (2:00:04)

 

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