WE BEGIN our 11th year of webcasting with a look at some of the issues we believe the world will confront in 2015. Of course, it doesn’t take much imagination to predict more turmoil in the Middle East. We also discuss Ebola, economics and the price of oil, and the continued conflict between the Islamic State and anyone who stands in the way of their dream of a restored caliphate.
THE AMERICAN public voted this week and swept the Republican Party to its largest majority in Congress since World War II. Exit polls showed that Democrats lost big with white voters this time around, which indicates that the country is beginning to divide politically along racial lines. This, of course, plays into the hands of the elites who will gladly keep up fighting one another so we don’t pay attention to the people behind the curtain.
AS WE approach Halloween, events in the news are becoming even more frightening than a well-produced haunted house: Another doctor tests positive for Ebola, and top scientists suggest that mutations are making the virus more contagious than in the past. Are things really that bad or does somebody want us to, like the announcer says, be afraid — be very afraid?
JUST WHEN we thought the furor over Slender Man had died down, a Florida teen fascinated with the fictional horror character tried to incinerate her family by setting her home on fire while they slept. We discuss concept of the tulpa and the possibility that demons may be using the phenomenon to influence teens looking for supernatural power.