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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Jun 2, 2018

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Law and Border

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Absolute truth is shunned by postmodernists and they do so absolutely. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at existentialism and postmodernism and their destructive effect on society today. To turn one’s back on truth and embrace relative thought is to set adrift in life with no foundation. To deal with this philosophy and whatever comes next, we should stand on our Christian faith.

On May 14-15, 2018, Israel celebrated their 70th anniversary and opened a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. The media, however, focused on violence at the border with Gaza. John Guandolo (www.understandingthethreat.com), President and Founder of Understanding the Threat, was in Israel and describes what really happened and how civilian Israelis and those in the military view America.

Christ at the Checkpoint is an annual conference held in Bethlehem at the end of May. Are speakers at this conference conveying a Christian message? Olivier Melnick (www.chosenpeople.com), National Training Director for Chosen People Ministries, reveals that some Christians may be attempting to rewrite Biblical history to favor Palestine and disfavor Israel. He asks: is anti-Semitism at work in the Christian church?

To avoid violence on our borders and keep it from spreading into our country, President Trump’s administration is attempting to strengthen immigration policies. We welcome back retired INS Senior Special Agent Michael Cutler (www.michaelcutler.net) who discusses visa program loopholes, terrorist training centers in Central and South America, and sleeper agents within the U.S. who are biding their time.

John’s quote of the week:
You can’t make your own reality and complain when somebody else creates theirs in a way you don’t like. That’s the direct result of this nonsensical system of postmodernism which we’ve had for over 60 years. A society cannot be stable for very long with that.

In this week’s Section 6, John discusses the exclusivity of individual religions, how human nature and truth relate to our faith and America’s freedoms, and the repeal of Glass-Steagall.

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Jan 6, 2018

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The Real Truth is Out There

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Freedom of speech is paramount in a free society but it is being threatened on several fronts. How did we get here? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at our journey from a free society under God to the rise of existentialism to postmodernism to our current struggle with multiculturalism. Reality is catching up with the contradictions of the elites which means they will push their ideologies that much harder. Will we stand up and push back?

Are aliens and UFOs real and if so, what exactly are they? Gary Bates (www.alienintrusion.com), CEO at the U.S. office of Creation Ministries, promotes his new movie, Alien Intrusion, and discusses both the scientific and religious explanations of UFOs as well as the troubling admission recently by the government that there is in fact something to see here.

What are the roots of multiculturalism and how far have they burrowed into western society? Philip Carl Salzman (www.mcgill.ca), Anthropology Professor at McGill University, gives examples of multiculturalism in the West and shows how, despite its very contradictory nature, it influences many aspects of society.

John’s quote of the week:
As soon as you begin looking at the constructs and assumptions of multiculturalism, you discover that most of them are self-contradicting – such as, ‘we believe in diversity, unless you’re not diverse like we’re diverse’ or ‘we believe in freedom of speech, but not the kind of speech you want to have,’ or ‘we believe in being tolerant, but we’re not tolerant of people who don’t agree with our idea of what tolerance should be.‘”

In this week’s Section 6 intelligence brief, we give an update on Kelvin Cochran’s ongoing freedom of speech and religion case. Next, we turn to an analysis of Israel, the UN, and President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration. Then, John gives a timely update on the Middle East chessboard. And finally, what is the strain on the power grid during this winter’s cold spell?

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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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