Jan 11, 2020

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What’s True, What’s Going On, What Works

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In any situation, including the recent Iraqi embassy attack and subsequent deadly drone strike, you have to ask yourself what is true and what is going on. In this week’s boralogue, John busts through some narratives and gives a backgrounder on the Middle East and the groups that have arisen from there. It sets the table for our next guest and gives you a clear and realistic picture of how we got to what happened last week.

Now that we know how we got here, we can look at the now former leader of Iran’s Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, who was taken out with a drone strike last week. Back with us is Kenneth Timmerman (www.iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, who describes the truth of who Soleimani was, what he was involved in, and where Iran goes from here.

Christopher RufoWhat happens when a radical progressive idea, seemingly outlandish, begins to gain traction in serious circles? Christopher Rufo (www.city-journal.org), Contributing Editor at City Journal, joins us to examine the Abolish the Police movement, showing that if it were ever to come to pass, crime and inequality would only deepen.

Education is the key to why we are so divided in America, but it is also being used to radically reform the country. Robert Steven Ingebo, (www.americanthinker.com) Akron, Ohio-based businessman, joins us to look at Deep Equity, a progressive-based reform program that relies heavily on buzzwords like intersectionality, diversity, and changing of norms. It’s the newest version of a formalized teaching system designed to transform our society.

John’s quote of the week:
Everything that you are hearing about the Middle East is being seen through the lens of the leftist media, these spinners of stories, to match their Western narratives, which are divorced from the reality of what’s happening on the ground.

On this week’s extra segment, we play a double feature. You might recognize our first interview (as we played it for you here last summer), but it’s still pertinent and deserves an encore presentation. James Hutchens from June 2012 is up first followed by Reza Kahlili from January 2015, both covering Iran.

 

1/11/2020 What’s True, What’s Going On, What Works

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Backgrounder and Current Reality of the Middle East (2:09)
2 – Ken Timmerman – Who is Qassem Soleimani? (13:29)
3 – Ken Timmerman – Iran Deal is Dead, but Their Nuclear Program Isn’t (26:24)
      Christopher Rufo – Abolish the Police Movement (30:11)
4 – John Loeffler – Behind the Iranian Scenes (39:46)
5 – Robert Steven Ingebo – Progressive Buzzwords in Reforming Education (52:40)
6 – Robert Steven Ingebo – Deep Equity Program Influencing Education (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – James Hutchens from 6/2016 & Reza Kahlili from 1/2015 on Iran (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:56:49)

 

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Dec 8, 2018

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Untrue Believers

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When a worldview begins to die, its adherents become more shrill. When they keep losing the argument in the marketplace of ideas, the only option left for them is to shut you up. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at certain worldviews – like those that led to the rioting in France – that fail when held up to reality and how the true believers devolve into severe disillusionment.

Economic engines, in part, make the world go ’round. Investigative journalist and author Daniel Estulin (www.english.danielestulin.com), describes how the elites behind economic models have pulled the strings for centuries, linking finances and geopolitics. He also examines President Trump’s place in this economic history as well as those who back him.

Free speech is violated on college campuses all the time, even when students choose not to speak. Nicki Neilly (www.speechfirst.org), President of Speech First, joins us to discuss the many cases of self-censoring that students are choosing just to avoid a bad grade or even expulsion. What is the best way to fight back and regain your voice?

Since the education system has become so toxic, why has there been no push-back against the progressive agenda? Duke Pesta (www.fpeusa.org), Director of FreedomProject Academy, explains that the people who broke the system are the ones currently running it with an iron fist. Reforming education should be a top priority in this country but no one in government seems to rank it there.

John’s quote of the week:
The thought police win when we self-censor. Bad ideas can be challenged by good ideas – and people will ultimately accept the good ideas – but they can’t do that when the good ideas never get spoken. That’s why it’s such a disaster for free speech.

In this week’s Section 6, John looks at prosecutorial tactics with government lawyers along with some legal cases involving free speech. He also examines the future of Mexico, atheists vs Christians in court, more socialism on campuses, and the problem with study wars.

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