Feb 9, 2019

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Planning to Fail

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Sometimes little things give you a clearer picture of the culture than do the bigger things. In this week’s boralogue, John recalls several conversations he has had with everyday people, including the need for better education, a stronger worldview, and consistency in media. We are about freedom in this country, not right trumping or socialism. Plus, John and Carol celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this weekend!

Will there ever be reform in Islam and, if so, what would that look like? We welcome back Salim Mansur (www.politicalscience.uwo.ca), Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, who discusses the relationship between Islam and other religions and if reform were to happen, those within Islam may need to understand the past if they are to shape the future.

Why is it that socialism starts out so appealing but then always ends in disaster? Kevin Williamson (www.nationalreview.com), Roving Correspondent for National Review, joins us to examine the reasons why socialism fails on both a cultural and an economic level. The proponents fail in their planning and always choose the narrative over reality. When that happens, the people suffer.

John finishes up this week reviewing the State of the Union, including the reactions from different members and groups in Congress as well as some of the more interesting reactions from the always fair and honest media. He also analyzes the weaponization of language.

John’s quote of the week:
“We are about freedom in this country. We have lost track of that as everyone claws and scraps for an ever-increasing pile of what they call rights. They are shredding the foundations and if the foundations be destroyed, it will all be undone.”

In this week’s Extras segment, in honor of President Trump’s assertion that the U.S. will never become a socialist nation, we hit the way back machine and play an interview from 2009 with Dr. Dave Noebel, who explains the Marxist origins of socialism.

 

02/09/2019 Planning to Fail

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – The U.S. is About Freedom, Not Right-Trumping (2:09)
2 – John Loeffler – Strength of Marriage (13:29)
       Salim Mansur – Framing the Issue of Islam vs Other Religions (16:48)
3 – Salim Mansur – Reforming Islam (26:23)
4 – Kevin Williamson – Reasons Why Socialism Fails (39:46)
5 – Kevin Williamson – Dysfunctional Newsrooms (52:40)
6 – John Loeffler – Post SOTU Analysis (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – Throwback interview from 2009: Dr.Dave Noebel on Socialism (1:18:57)

       End of Show (1:48:41)

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Jan 19, 2019

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Weight of Reality

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How do we define the terms of any battle? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the weaponization of language when it comes to political and cultural battles, looking back at the Third Reich and the Spanish Inquisition to compare to the tactics of social justice warriors today. Free speech and open discussion of ideas are what we have now. We need to stand up against those who would take those freedoms away.

Immigration is at the top of every news cycle today, but are we getting the whole truth about who’s coming here? Todd Bensman (www.cis.org), Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, reveals the truth about where those who are coming from South America are actually from and discusses the similarities and differences between Europe’s and America’s approach to handling the migrant crisis.

Is there another Reformation on the horizon for the Catholic Church? John Zmirak (www.stream.org), Senior Editor at The Stream returns to examine the controversies surrounding the current Pope and the need for reform now that socialist ideas seem to be taking hold within the Church.

What is the difference between justice and social justice? Mark Hendrickson (www.visionandvalues.org), Economic Professor at Grove City College, joins us to discuss how government should ideally function and then how it would function should social justice warriors and the PC elites take over.

John finishes up the program this week reviewing several news stories, including the government shutdown, our growing debt problem, and the ability to exercise free speech when it comes to politically correct issues.

John’s quote of the week:
“Intersectionality is an effort to make appear logical that which is fundamentally illogical. They are trying to put it in some kind of order where they can contain the irrational chaos.”

In this week’s Extras segment, we play an interview from August 2015 with Dan Gordon regarding the similarities between terror tunnels under the Israel-Gaza border and those under the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

01/19/2019 Weight of Reality

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – Weaponization of Language (1:37)
2 – Todd Bensman – Migration from South America (13:29)
3 – Todd Bensman – Migration in America vs Europe (26:23)
       John Loeffler – Illogical Interectionality (35:14)
4 – John Zmirak – Problems in the Catholic Church (39:46)
5 – Mark Hendrickson – Redistribution of Wealth and Rights (52:40)
6 – John Loeffler – Government Shutdown, Rising Debt, and Free Speech (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – Terror Tunnels/Dan Gordon – 2015 (1:18:57)

End of Show (2:05:31)

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