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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Sep 1, 2018

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Ad Fontes: Back to the Source

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What’s the difference between a hypocrite and one who fails to live up to his or her own standards? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the cover-up in the Catholic Church and how scandal and major changes seem to happen in the Church every 500 years. There’s a failure to take ownership of the sin and though an issue may be fixed, the cause of that issue remains.

America hasn’t had slavery for 150 years but it does still exist in other parts of the world. Charles Jacobs (www.peaceandtolerance.org), President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, shows where slavery thrives today and why human rights organizations in the West are silent about it.

What happens when Mahmoud Abbas rejects whatever solution to the peace process the Trump administration proposes? Ariel Ben Solomon (www.jns.org), Deputy Online Editor at Jewish News Syndicate and a resident of Israel, describes the philosophy of Hamas when it comes to dealing with the West and how Western solutions may not work in the Middle East.

America is awful and racist and was founded on horrible precepts, so says liberal academia and modern leftists. John Zmirak (www.stream.org), Senior Editor at The Stream, shows how this progressive mindset was fractured with the election of Donald Trump, which further explains the outrage that has followed.

John and Producer Steve finish off the show this week discussing the war on free speech in America from suppressing conservative speech online to constantly accusing Right-leaning thinkers and candidates of “racism” when it in fact doesn’t exist.

John’s quote of the week:
“The real core problem we’re having is the inability to dissent in whole or in part from some of the things that are being discussed, and to offer logical and reasonable arguments. What you get back is flack, ad hominem attacks, and clichéd attacks; that’s always the mark of a losing side.”

In this week’s Section 6, we celebrate Labor Day by airing a recent interview John did with Stand Up For the Truth with Mike LeMay on Q90FM in Wisconsin. John discusses the true goals of the progressive movement, the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church, and the future of the evangelical movement.

 

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Feb 4, 2017

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Postmodernism Circling the Drain

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Can fake news, alternative facts, and postmodern relative truths all exist simultaneously? Of course not. In this week’s boralogue, John shows that postmodernists for years have denied absolute truth but are now proclaiming the reality of alternative facts and fake news. Alternative facts could be flagged as lies but if truth is relative, who gets to determine what’s true? It’s a rickety narrative that threatens to torpedo the postmodernist ideal.

Why are we seeing postmodern thought take such a hit following Brexit and Trump’s election as President? David Ernst (www.thefederalist.com), Board Member of the Robertson Foundation for Government examines the contradictions and hypocrisy behind postmodern views and points out that the ideology is crumbling because people are not content swimming in a sea of relative truths.

Multiculturalism grows directly out of postmodern thought. We welcome back John Zmirak (www.stream.org), Senior Editor at The Stream who shows that secularism in Europe and multicultural ideologies around the world have been popular of late but Europeans and Americans are beginning to notice the bankruptcy behind the narrative.

For years, many people labeled as right wing extremists have embraced the prepper lifestyle, but now that Donald Trump has taken office, those on the left are following suit. Shane Kavanaugh (www.vocativ.com), West Coast Bureau Chief at Vocativ Magazine joins us to discuss various reactions to the impending so-called Trumpocalypse.

John’s quote of the week:
“Why is it that postmodernists don’t like strict constructionists (like Judge Neil Gorsuch)? Because they make confident assertions about what the Constitution says. Postmodernists want it to be a living breathing document so they can change it whenever they feel like it needs to be changed.”

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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