Feb 15, 2020

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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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Sep 7, 2019

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Re-engineering Language

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If you don’t live in the United Kingdom, you may not be well-versed on the Brexit situation, which has once again popped up in the news. In this week’s boralogue, John gives a backgrounder on Brexit, from its sketchy origins to the recent inability of Prime Minister May to engineer a deal to current Prime Minister Johnson’s troubles this past week. There are long rolling agendas afoot that ultimately thwart the will of the people and cater to the globalists.

Social justice warriors have begun changing the meaning of certain words in an attempt to change culture. Philip Carl Salzman (www.mindingthecampus.org), Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at McGill University, joins us to discuss how SJWs are in fact re-engineering language. It lasts from early education into universities to the point where people have begun self-censoring just to be left alone.

Finally we welcome back to the program author and Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim (www.raymondibrahim.com) who examines a number of topics including Coptic Christian persecution in Egypt, Islamic terrorists at our southern border, the different perceptions of moderate and radical Muslims, and the political correctness that keeps us from getting at the truth.

John’s quote of the week:
If left to its own devices, the social justice argument and everything as it is framed would collapse from its own logical inconsistency and its deviation from language. The only thing that keeps it going is brute force.

In this week’s Extras segment, we play John’s latest appearance on Stand Up For The Truth on Q90FM out of Green Bay, Wisconsin. There are a lot of distractions keeping us from focusing on God – money, social media, politics, entertainment. It’s difficult, but we are to love the Lord with all our hearts and minds. John takes a look at several of society’s distractions.

Listen to the Stand Up For The Truth one-hour, live daily podcast hereGoogle Play, or in iTunes.

 

09/07/2019 Re-engineering Language

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Background on Brexit and What We Can Learn From It (2:23)
2 – John Loeffler – Manipulation of Words (13:29)
      Philip Carl Salzman – Re-Engineering of Language (17:17)
3 – Philip Carl Salzman – Social Justice Pressure in Society (26:24)
4 – Raymond Ibrahim – Persecution of Christians in Muslim Countries (39:46)
5 – John Loeffler – Realities, Good and Bad, at America’s Southern Border (52:11)
      Raymond Ibrahim – Strong vs Weak Muslim Faith (55:12)
6 – Raymond Ibrahim – Moderate vs Radical Islam (1:05:03)
      John Loeffler – The Need for Border Security vs Compassion for Migrants (1:11:17)
7 – Extras Segment – John on Stand Up For The Truth: Focusing on God (1:17:57)

      End of Show (2:04:01)

 

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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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