Mar 7, 2020

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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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Oct 19, 2019

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What Shouldn’t Be, Seems To Be

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Bad is good, good is bad, dark is light, light is dark, bitter is sweet, and sweet is bitter. In this week’s extended boralogue, John highlights speeches from Attorney General Bill Barr, City Journal Editor Myron Magnet, and Queen Elizabeth II of England. From these speeches, we learn that the world is being turned upside down in pursuit of a narrative. Listen to AG Barr’s full speech: 

Morals and ethics are now considered to be radical positions. Precepts in the Constitution are ignored in favor of liberal definitions. If an outcome of an election doesn’t go their way, progressive elites will obstruct, even though had the election gone the other way, they would have spoken out against obstruction. There is no consistency when you don’t have a solid foundation to stand on.

Stand up for the TruthTruth is at times being doubted in the church and that is leading to a corruption of the faith. We welcome back Mike LeMay (www.standupforthetruth.com), General Manager of Q90FM Radio in Wisconsin to examine how an upside down society is adversely affecting the church. He also recognizes that Christian persecution is coming, but we need to fight it every step of the way.

Dr. Michael RectenwaldWhy would wealthy corporations who have benefited under capitalism advocate for socialism? Author and speaker Michael Rectenwald (www.michaelrectenwald.com) is back with us to answer that question and discuss his new book, The Google Archipelago. He goes on to explain why he stepped away from the liberal mindset after his colleagues turned on him.

John’s quote of the week:
The social justice that’s now being pushed into the Bible churches is simply a repackaging of Marxist ideas covered over with something that looks evangelical. A lot of the material sounds good and church leaders fall for it. They fall for it because they don’t understand the worldview changes that are underway.

Jenna EllisIn this week’s Extras segment, we give John a break and play a speech (that he attended) given in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho this week by Constitutional Law Attorney, Trump 2020 Legal Analyst and Conservative Commentator on Fox News, Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq). She covers a variety of topics including Constitutional originality and impeachment.

 

10/19/2019 What Shouldn’t Be, Seems To Be

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Prominent Speeches Showing Worldview Battles (2:12)
2 – Boralogue Continued – Progressive Elites End-running Laws (13:29)
3 – Mike LeMay – Church vs The World: Fighting the Battle (26:24)
4 – Mike LeMay – Society is Upside Down in Values (39:46)
5 – Michael Rectenwald – Technology Takeover Through Socialism? (52:41)
6 – Michael Rectenwald – Why He Escaped the Liberal Mindset (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – Jenna Ellis’ Speech on the Constitution and Impeachment (1:18:57)

      End of Show (2:01:04)

 

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Sep 15, 2018

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Social Climate

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If socialism is such a wonderful concept, why does it always fail and result in tragic results? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the evils of socialism using Nicaragua and Venezuela as case studies, contrasting the totalitarianism in those countries with the freedoms our Constitution provides here. The media will always praise socialism but we know the truth: it fails whenever it rears its Marxist head.

Social justice has morphed into a politically correct cudgel against free speech, but did it start out that way? Michael Rectenwald (www.springtimeforsnowflakes.com), Liberal Studies Professor at NYU, rejoins the program to discuss how the origins of social justice were rooted in conservatism and family, but from there morphed into its current form of political correctness and totalitarianism.

After so many years of so-called importance, why is the issue of climate change found near the bottom of many people’s concern lists now? Anthony Watts (www.wattsupwiththat.com), Founder and Editor of climate blog Watts Up With That, looks at both the history and future of climate change mania and notes the coercive tactics that alarmists have used to enforce their narrative.

The Catholic Church abuse scandal could be worse than many realize. Philip Lawler (www.catholicculture.org), Director of Catholic Culture, examines the internal politics of the Church, how the Pope factors into it, and the often overlooked need for reform.

John’s quote of the week:
“In free societies, the laws are limited and very clear. In totalitarian societies, they are many and they are vague. That way anyone can be guilty whenever they have to be. So people start self-censoring for fear of arbitrarily violating these norms, which are constantly changing.”

In this week’s Section 6, John contemplates the meaning of life, dives into an alien conspiracy theory, shows the totalitarian mindset among different groups, follows up with news on the Catholic Church, and finishes up with a Christian persecution update.

 

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Aug 18, 2018

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Tolerance – You’re Doing It Wrong

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What is the post-truth era? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the so-called post-truth age and how it’s strange that we could have gone from an era where progressives told us there was no such thing as truth to one where we move past it. They are trying to determine for us who is telling the truth and who is not. It’s a battle for free speech and one that we must win.

Politically correct ideologies are starting to rack up casualties on campuses, including professors. Michael Rectenwald (www.michaelrectenwald.com), Liberal Studies Professor at NYU, recounts his battle against social justice warriors whose tactics, they say, encourage tolerance but are in fact themselves intolerant.

Senator Mark Warner recently wrote a memo indicating that the government should intervene and regulate online press. Elizabeth Nolan Brown (www.reason.com), Associate Editor at Reason Magazine discusses how government control of the internet and regulation of social media giants could play out in the future.

On July 19, President Trump called the fake news media the real enemy of the people. Writer and photographer Henry Scanlon (www.henryscanlon.com) joins us to look at how the press purposefully misleads the public to further their many narratives and how it’s possible to be against the fake news media and still be for a free press.

John’s quote of the week:
This generation never learned how to think. And as a result, the only way that is left to enforce their ideas is brute force. We’re seeing the brute force in physical assaults but what is really troubling is the fact that they will not debate, they will not meet, and if any of their people cross the line to try to establish a bridge, they too will be attacked.

In this week’s Section 6, John and Producer Steve discuss several examples of media double standards involving stories on Islamic topics such as terror attacks and court proceedings.

 

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