May 25, 2019

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Postmodernism vs Freedom

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It’s important in the fight for our freedoms to understand how we arrived at where we are. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the progression from scholasticism to the Reformation to the freedoms we have today. Freedom, responsibility, and devotion to God enabled us to gain the prosperity we have. Academia and the media are trying hard to eradicate these things and it’s up to us to understand the battle and fight for what we have.

After further dissecting how we got to this moment of postmodernism, John welcomes Ed Hindson (www.thekingiscoming.com), Dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies at Liberty University, who examines the problems with postmodern thought and the ways in which we can reach out to those who are struggling under this worldview.

John plays a Steel on Steel interview from March 2009 where he spoke with former ambassador to the UN – and our current National Security Advisor – John Bolton about American sovereignty and how the global governance crowd would like to see it vanish. This interview is just as relevant today as it was ten years ago.

Worldviews guide us in life but those rooted in the truth guide us to the right path. Writer and Pastor Wallace Henley (www.wallacehenley.net) joins us to discuss how Winston Churchill, with all of his faults and failures, was the right man at the right time in history. He also emphasizes the importance of worldviews to graduates as they transition from academia to the real world.

John’s quote of the week:
Tremendous freedom coupled with tremendous responsibility coupled with an intense devotion to God and to His Word – those three things enabled freedom in the West. If you take away any one of those three, you don’t have the prosperity that the West was able to achieve.

In this week’s Extras segment, we fire up the way back machine to December 2008, a month after Barack Obama won the presidency. John dissects postmodernism and multiculturalism, and then brings on author James Kalb to discuss how these ideals are different from traditional liberalism and how they are destroying freedom and Western culture.

 

05/25/2019 Postmodernism vs Freedom

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – How We Arrived at Prosperity in the West (2:00)
2 – John Loeffler – How Postmodernism Emerged (13:29)
      Ed Hindson – Reason for the Divide in Society Today (20:27)
3 – Ed Hindson – How to Reach Out to Those Suffering Under Postmodernism (26:23)
4 – John Loeffler – Clip of John Bolton from 2008 about Sovereignty (39:46)
5 – Wallace Henley – Spirituality of Winston Churchill (52:40)
6 – Wallace Henley – Advice for Graduates Entering the Real World (1:06:03)
      John Loeffler – Memorial Day Message on Freedom (1:16:06)
7 – Extras Segment – Interview with James Kalb from 2008 about Postmodernism (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:47:05)

 

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May 26, 2018

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Marxism vs. Freedom

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180021 05/26/2018

Happy Memorial Day, everyone. Who or what are we memorializing this holiday weekend? In this week’s abbreviated boralogue, John looks at upholding the Constitution and the morals and values that helped establish this country. If we don’t, our country may just disappear.

One of the ideologies looking to supplant freedom and capitalism in America is that of Marxism. Paul Kengor (www.visionandvalues.org), Executive Director of the Center of Vision and Values at Grove City College, joins us to refute defenders of Marxism who say that it just hasn’t ever been successfully implemented, and shows how progressives have adopted Marxist thought in their attempt to gain power.

Facebook has embarked on a campaign to silence conservatives online. Jim Hoft (www.thegatewaypundit.com), author and founder of The Gateway Pundit, describes how his website has been affected and asserts that since conservatives helped elect Donald Trump, social media sites are muzzling them so that it doesn’t happen again.

John and Producer Steve give a brief update in the Russiagate saga, focusing on the impending release of a report from the Office of the Inspector General. Then John and Tom Read, (www.acn.cc), head of American Christian Network and owner of several radio stations in the Pacific Northwest wax nostalgic about days of broadcast past, discussing the history of radio news and how the Internet is affecting it today.

John’s quote of the week:
If we keep battering on our foundational documents, which will tear them apart, we may discover we’ll get everything we want, except that the whole thing will have fallen apart. We can’t allow that. Otherwise, all of those people we remember this weekend, they truly will have died in vain.

Section 6 is on a Memorial Day weekend break but will return next week with more geopolitical stories from around the world.

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Aug 12, 2017

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The West Versus the Rest

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170032 08/12/2017

Listening to the talking heads about tax transfer schemes, tax reform, tax evasion, and taxing the wealthy, is enough to cause anyone to worry. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the truth behind taxes and how they really work. When you tax something, you get less of it. Plus John dissects Al Gore’s comments from a CNN town hall meeting in our clip of the week.

President Trump gave a speech in Poland last month praising the West and all of its accomplishments. There were some, despite enjoying the benefits of Western culture, who disagreed with him. Bruce Thornton (www.fresnostate.edu), Humanities Professor at California State Fresno examines the disdain in academia and among the elites for Western culture, and digs into history to show how society based on freedom is both rare and best.

A bubble is looming in the financial markets. Can we spot the patterns that lead up to it or will it catch us by surprise yet again? George Gilder (www.discovery.org), Senior Fellow with the Discovery Institute, discusses monetary policy, how currency and markets affect everything else in society, and what to watch for in the future.

John’s quote of the week:
“The very same people that are telling you that you’re a very bad society have to doublespeak it because those people who are coming here know it’s much better here. And the people who are telling us how bad it is here, they don’t seem to want to leave either.”

This week on our Section 6 Intelligence Brief: The North Korea threat, RFID microchip identifiers, Santa Muerte in Mexico, threats to religious freedom, and a persecution update.

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