|Guests:||Dinesh D'Souza, Joe Bullard|
In the first half, author of several influential books on public policy, Dinesh D'Souza discussed why he believes the American dream has become precarious. America's current leadership looks upon the forces that built America as oppressive, and "says things like capitalism is a form of theft in which entrepreneurs grab from people, what Obama calls, 'their fair share,'" he commented. But this kind of thinking makes no sense, he continued, citing the brilliance of individuals like Steve Jobs, who developed products people didn't even know they wanted. Further, the current US leadership has lost faith in America, and seeks to retract from its dominance on the world stage, he stated.
We've seen remarkable economic decline in America in the last decade, and young people are not inspired by the same kind of entrepreneurial spirit and inventiveness that previously drove the country's success, he added. D'Souza also touched on his new work about life after death, which he became interested in exploring after debating and hearing the viewpoints of several well known atheists such as evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and (the late) Christopher Hitchens. Life is a genuine mystery, and the people who claim there's no God or life after death, have no actual basis for these assertions, he argued.
In the latter half, researcher and investigator, Joe Bullard, talked about the mystery of the Coral Castle in Florida, and the evidence left behind by the Castle's creator Ed Leedskalnin. In 1918, Leedskalnin was dying of tuberculosis, but began finding tools at a junkyard, and building his first Castle, cutting round stones that were mounted on the wheel bearings of a Ford truck, with a pyramidal top. Miraculously, when he returned to his doctor six months later, there were no signs of TB, as though he had cured himself by some electromagnetic means, Bullard recounted. Some of the stones Leedskalnin carved at Coral Castle weighed as much six tons, yet he was said to move them there by himself, and witnesses claim to have seen him levitating the stones like balloons.
In his latest research, Bullard has concluded that Leedskanin could have had otherworldly/ET genetic origins or connections (based on his odd physical appearance, and an alien face he carved into an altar stone at Coral Castle), which may given him the ability to uncover the lost science of the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. Interestingly, Ed was diagnosed with a condition known as "crypto-amnesia," after he was jilted by his fiance Agnes, Bullard noted, and this traumatic experience may have triggered a synthesis of arcane books he read or heard at a younger age on such subjects as electromagnetism, and mathematics.
News segment guest: Jerome Corsi
A cardboard cutout of Ed Leedskalnin is seen at his Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida in this photo by Joe Raedle. Leedskalnin, without the use of any large machinery, single-handedly carved and sculpted over 1,100 tons of coral rock as a tribute to his lost love, Agnes. View another image of Coral Castle here.
Bumper music from Wednesday June 11, 2014
- Midnight Express (The Chase)
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- One Headlight
- Peaches En Regalia
- How Soon is Now?
- Swan Lake
- God Only Knows
- Speak to Me/Breathe
- The End of the World
- Fanfare for the Common Man
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
- Little Lies
- Fixed Income
- Lips Like Sugar
Echo & the Bunnymen
- Inca Dance