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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