February 2020

Modern Brownshirts

Broadcast Running Time: 1:56:55

John Loeffler

February 29, 2020

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Businesses and especially college campuses have transitioned into centers of political correctness. On this week's boralogue, John looks at social justice warriors with their name it and shame it games, outrage campaigns, and even violent mobs. For far too long social justice warriors have been successful, but now many are catching on to these modern Brownshirt tactics and are pushing back. We must always choose freedom over those who would try to keep it from us.

We've heard stories of students or adults having MAGA hats ripped off their heads by suddenly enraged progressives. Karen Hurvitz (www.educationwithoutindoctrination.org), Legal Counsel to the group Education Without Indoctrination, joins us to discuss how her client's life went from bad to worse after his MAGA hat was stolen by his teacher who then waged an all-out legal and outrage campaign against him.

After analyzing the coronavirus's impact on the economy, John welcomes Anne Schlafly Cori (www.eagleforum.org), Chairman of the Eagle Forum, who explains why the Equal Rights Amendment, long thought extinct, has made a comeback recently and why, with its manipulative language, it's a bad idea.

John's quote of the week:
"To the relativists who engage in postmodern thought, any affront that challenges their belief is not just something that needs to be debated. It is a threat to the entire system that they believe in. The only thing that keeps this relative, compartmentalized, self-contradicting series of propositions together is each of them telling each other that it really works and anyone that doesn't agree with them is obviously a --- fill in the blank (and there's a long list)."

On this week's extra segment, we dip back a couple of years to February 2018 with John commenting on several audio clips concerning globalism and the long running agenda to obliterate sovereignty.

Behind the Power Curve

Broadcast Running Time: 2:05:23

John Loeffler

February 22, 2020

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Why did our freedom revolution in the U.S. and by extension the UK, work but the revolution in France fail? In this week's boralogue, John looks at the tale of two revolutions and how ours has worked and why it still succeeds. Some of the things that caused the other revolution to ultimately fail, however, are starting to crop up here and threaten the continued success of our great experiment. It is up to us to keep that from happening.

Did the coronavirus originate with tainted food or is there a more sinister backstory? Joining us is Brandon Weichert (www.weichertreport.com), Manager of the Weichert Report, who points out that there is a military-run virology lab in Wuhan, China that may or may not be a bio-weapons lab. He covers China's tactics with intellectual property theft and coveting of scientists from around the world, both of which could have led to this coronavirus crisis.

How has the coronavirus affected the stock markets, both here and around the world? Dr. Michael Busler (www.stockton.edu), Professor of Finance at Stockton University, joins us to discuss the psychology of markets and his views on how much of an impact the virus will make on global economics.

As a federal bureaucrat, do you have loyalty to your agency and your director, or do you have loyalty to the Constitution? We welcome to the program retired FBI Special Agent David Baldovin (www.theunitedwest.org), who examines the need for reform in government agencies and the inevitable circling of the wagons when one of their own is on the hook for corruption. Fighting the good fight shows who and what you are loyal to.

John's quote of the week:
"Why, if we are such a terrible country (as we have been lectured about over the last thirty or forty years), do thousands and thousands of people want to come here? Why isn't it so good where they are? This is a glaring contradiction in what the media are preaching at us."

On this week's extra segment, we play an interview from June 2002 with the now late Christopher Story about Germany's attempt to dominate the EU and competition with Russia to build a new soviet reaching from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Ship of Fools in Socialist Waters

Broadcast Running Time: 2:00:04

John Loeffler

February 15, 2020

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The Deal of the Century – the new Israeli-Palestinian peace plan – has been proposed, but what is the hang up? In this week's boralogue, John looks at the need for a viable peace partner. He shows how both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have not exhibited a willingness over the years to work toward peace with Israel. Whether or not they cooperate, the peace train may soon leave the station. And Palestinian leadership may wish they would have boarded.

Socialism has never been successfully implemented simply because it can't be. Author and political forecaster Gerard Lameiro (www.greatnewsforamerica.com) is back with us to discuss several examples of failed socialist governments and how it only stays afloat when capitalism supports it behind the scenes. He also gives his predictions for the 2020 election and the future of the Democrat Party.

Socialism isn't the only example of government interference and dysfunction. Howard Husock (www.civilsocietyawards.com), Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, describes how federal dollars from our government have changed the character of local civil organizations away from grassroots values and serving the community.

Separation of church and state has been overused in legal arguments and somewhat misunderstood overall. We round out the show this week with Andrea Picciotti-Bayer (www.thecatholicassociation.org), Legal Advisor for the Catholic Association, who examines the Blaine Amendment in relation to public funding for Catholic schools.

John's quote of the week:
"What happens with socialism is you have big amounts of money, bureaucrats see it, they use giving to XYZ impoverished group as the rationale for taking it. They then seize the money, usually through taxation or other means. They take a huge chunk for themselves. Then they pass along a fraction of what they've seized and give it to the target group. That's the immorality of the system."

On this week's extra segment, we play a double feature on the European Union from days of Steel past. First up is Robert Congdon from February 2012 followed by Pat Caddell from June 2018. Both give predictions about the future of the EU and it's interesting to see the difference in opinions that six years makes.

Rejection of Reality

Broadcast Running Time: 1:54:55

John Loeffler

February 8, 2020

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One thing we're good at here at Steel on Steel is accurately relating how we got to where we are today and making sense of the confusion. In this week's extended boralogue, John does just that by first giving a backgrounder on how America's thinking and worldview has evolved over the last century.

He then explains how a worldview has to be based on truth and reality, not on personal feelings because eventually that worldview will be challenged and when it is, you'll need the right weapons to defend it. He finishes up praising alternative news sources, like talk radio, that helped people realize there were others out there who thought as they did.

Antisemitism is growing, not just in the Middle East, but also in Europe and the United States. Olivier Melnick (www.newantisemitism.com), Director at Chosen People Ministries, dissects the different versions of antisemitism and urges Christians to speak out against it or they could be next.

Sharia law is obviously not compatible with the democracy and freedom in the West. We welcome back to the program Vishal Mangalwadi (www.revelationmovement.com), Founder and President of Book of the Revelation Movement, who is joined by Christian missionary David McDonald. Together they discuss why some Muslims have trouble adapting to Western society, which includes a large amount of misinformation within Islam.

John's quote of the week:
"Whenever you enter a new paradigm, you think the benefits of the old paradigm, like stability, a good economy, and sound families, will all stay in place when you reject the foundation it was built on. That's what is happening right now, except we're beginning to reject the rejection; we're trying to get back to where we came from and re-stabilize. That's part of the conflict in the body politic today."

On this week's extra segment, we bring back a favorite that has been on hiatus - namely John's appearance on local radio station KYMS. John and the host, Lee, in addition to covering the martyred church, discuss a number of topics including the Coronavirus, media narratives, intersectionality, and the inability of progressives to debate.

End of an Interregnum?

Broadcast Running Time: 1:52:30

John Loeffler

February 1, 2020

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It has been a very busy news week, so John will tackle two stories in this week's boralogue. First up is the Coronavirus, which originated in the central China city of Wuhan. John looks at the facts and how it's possible that this could be a virus weaponization situation that got out of control. He then pivots to the new peace plan, recounting a few details and whether or not the Palestinians will eventually come to the table.

How does socialism, which fails every time it is implemented, become so popular with media and with students in the West? Answer: lack of education about it. Joshua Philipp (www.theepochtimes.com), Senior Editor at The Epoch Times newspaper, joins us to give a history of Marxism and what it does to a society and how communism tries to supplant religion by becoming its own so-called morality system.

John takes a moment, as Brexit has finally come, to give a backgrounder on the European Union. He plays Nigel Farage's farewell speech at the EU Parliament this week, highlighting the group's lust for power, their ability to thwart the will of the people by ignoring referenda, and the rise of pro-sovereignty and populist movements in the West.

Finally, we welcome author and retired businessman Jim Hollingsworth (www.co2coalition.org) who discusses his new climate manual that clearly explains several issues surrounding the climate change controversy. Get the manual in kindle or paperback on Amazon here.

John's quote of the week:
"If religion, meaning the religion of the people, does not act as the value system of government, then the government will create its own value system and force it down on the people. That's what you're seeing in China today and we're teeter-tottering with it here in this country."

On this week's extra segment, we dive into the topic of socialism with two boralogues from years past. First up is an extended boralogue from June 2008 where John outlines the three steps of socialism. That is followed up by a boralogue from September 2009 covering how socialism has affected our education and permeates both sides of the aisle in politics.