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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Oct 21, 2017

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Off the Rails

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Media hypocrisy is as high as Congress’s approval ratings are low. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at two very different ways the media has covered the Russian story: unsubstantiated collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, coverage has been nonstop. But with new reporting of evidence-backed collusion between Hillary Clinton and Russia, there has thus far been nothing but crickets. Plus John gives an update on the status of Pastor X and other Pakistani Christians in Thailand. Please pray.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has chosen to redefine ‘hate group’ as an organization whose politics are different from theirs. John Guandolo (www.understandingthethreat.com), President of Understanding the Threat, shows that while the SPLC caters to groups like CAIR and Hamas, they target conservative organizations as purveyors of hate.

Those who choose to question and debate climate change data are coming under fire as well. Lorrie Goldstein (www.torontosun.com), Comment Editor at the Toronto Sun, discusses the Canadian government’s efforts to shut down so-called climate deniers and the globalist effort to levee useless carbon taxes instead of focusing on lowering emissions.

From lofty ideals to chaos and totalitarianism – has liberalism gone off the rails? We welcome back author and historian Daniel Mallock (www.danielmallock.com) to examine the decline of rational thought and debate and the Left’s attempts to discount both our Founding Fathers and the documents they created.

John’s quote of the week:
The difference between failure to keep a standard and hypocrisy is that hypocrisy is not just failing to live up to a standard, but routinely as a matter of practice preaching one thing and then practicing the opposite.

Coming up in our weekly Section 6 Intelligence Brief, we discuss more about Pastor X and the situation facing persecuted Pakistani Christians. We’ll also dig into the Uranium One scandal and cover-up and then take a look into Globalist Pantheistic Socialism. Lastly, John discusses the fact that many eastern European countries are seeing a push back on both Socialism and Islam. We’ll also look at how these last two fit into biblical prophecy. Join us for another packed-out segment!

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Dec 31, 2016

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New Year Turning

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The year is coming to a close and 2016 has seen a major shift in geopolitics. In this week’s boralogue, John shows that we are entering a fourth turning crisis and explains how this can happen either democratically or via a strongman. Both options have their pros and cons. New Year’s is a time of renewal and change. How will that happen? Stay tuned.

Who is Vladimir Putin and how did he come to power? David Satter (www.hudson.org), Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute examines the history of Russia’s president and what U.S.-Russia relations may look like between presidents Putin and Trump.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has tenuous ties to Hamas. Kyle Shideler (www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Director of Threat Information at the Center for Security Policy explores these connections and shows that political correctness in the U.S. has resulted in problems both in the media and at the FBI.

Finally, we round out the year with a conversation on economics. Jim Puplava (www.financialsense.com), President of Puplava Financial Services joins us to discuss changes in geopolitics over the past few years, the current financial paradigm shift, and future economic trends.

John’s quote of the week:
“Remember as we open the new year that governments come and go, cycles come and go and repeat as people try to create utopia on earth. But there is a time coming which scripture promises will be a utopia led by Jesus Christ, the King of kings.”

Our Section 6 intelligence brief is on holiday hiatus but we will return in 2017 with more analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world.

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Aug 13, 2016

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Spontaneous Design

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A controversy is brewing involving an international Christian charity’s activities in the Middle East. We skip the boralogue this week and begin with Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA, who examines Israel’s allegations that a top World Vision employee in the Gaza Strip funneled donations away from charity programs and into the coffers of Hamas.

When the Iran deal materialized last year, we all knew there was more to it than was announced. Jennifer Breedon (www.clarionproject.org), Legal Analyst for the Clarion Project joins us to reveal the dangers behind the deal along with a recently discovered link between the September 11 attacks and Saudi Arabia.

What are the true origins behind the Black Lives Matter movement? Political writer Jim Simpson (www.aim.org) shows how the Left will create divisions in order to further their agenda and how the truth is often pushed aside in favor of narrative.

Has the federal government’s involvement improved our education system? Vicki Alger (www.vickialger.com), Research Fellow at the Independent Institute discusses the difficulties in one-size-fits-all educational programs and offers alternative solutions for parents.

John’s quote of the week:
“Rather than having two people representing different sides of an issue, challenging each other where you can hear the ideas hashed out, people tend to watch what reinforces their own worldview. And even when that is faulty they don’t hear the contradicting evidence because the media are not honestly presenting it.”

As always, join us online for our Section 6 intelligence briefing featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world.

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Aug 22, 2015

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Terror Tunnels

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We tell you every week that the mainline media and the herd are running in the wrong direction. When it comes to virtually every aspect of society in this country, so is our government. In this week’s boralogue, John shows the need for reform in the economy, government, law, constitutional rights, education, taxes, and border security. Societies go through cycles and a time comes when reform is needed. We either reform and move on or dictators step in and take over. Can we reform before our economy collapses or terrorists strike our cities?

How realistic is an ISIS terror attack in the United States? We are joined this week by Dan Gordon (www.dayofthedeadlibertyedition.com), Captain in the Israel Defense Forces, Hollywood screenwriter, and author of the new book Day of the Dead, Book One: Gaza.

He recounts his experience in last year’s Hamas / Israel Terror Tunnel War and outlines Hamas’s terrifying plot to kidnap women and children through underground tunnels beneath the Israel-Gaza border.

The same tunnel system can be found under the border between Mexico and the United States, in cities like El Paso, Tucson, and San Diego. ISIS is very likely planning to use these tunnels to infiltrate America. San Diego could suffer a debilitating terrorist attacks against military installations and public arenas. ISIS has the means, desire, and training to pull this off.

The United States military has conceded that the battlefields of the future will be in American cities.

Rounding out the program, John discusses a recent intelligence report that states the Obama administration entered into nuclear discussions with Iran as early as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rule, far earlier than we were told. He also details yet another example of a life ruined by civil asset forfeiture. It is unconstitutional and it is time for it to be done away with!

The Section 6 intelligence briefing is on hiatus this week as we take some time off for the summer. It will return in September.

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