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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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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