John Loeffler

Steel on Steel is hosted by 50+ year broadcast veteran John Loeffler, whose commentary reflects independent insight into the driving forces behind contemporary issues from Washington politicians to Main Street. The Steel on Steel radio program is a weekly intelligence briefing dedicated to the sharpening of ideas, news, commentary, interview, information, and debate, much of which you will NOT hear elsewhere. Our goal and pledge is to put together 90+ minutes of solid news and analysis that the mainline media are ignoring by ignorance, bias, and/or neglect. The goal being to educate and equip today’s listener to discern the trends and connect the dots that most others miss.

Children are being told what to think, not how to think; they are being taught critical race theory, not critical thinking. Joining us today is Steven Pearlman (thecriticalthinkinginitiative.org), Founder of the Critical Thinking Initiative. He shows that students are active and free thinkers a lot of times when they interact, but in the classroom, that thought process goes away and they are told what to think by educators. He shows what other countries are doing to fix that problem and offers solutions for the U.S. education system. He also points out simple, logical exercises parents can do with their children to help them think and reason better.

Israel is very much in the news right now but the media narratives are not matching the facts on the ground. We open our Israel focus this week with John's analysis of what's happening in Israel versus the spin you're getting from the news. He looks at the Temple Mount riots, the violence in East Jerusalem, and rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and Israel's response.

We then move to an often-pushed narrative in the media and on college campuses that Israel is an apartheid state. Here this week is someone who has lived in both South Africa and Israel, Reverend Malcolm Hedding (www.malcolmhedding.com), Associate Minister of World Outreach Church. He describes what conditions were like for blacks living under apartheid and what life is like today for Palestinians in Israel and there is positively no comparison. He also looks at how social justice in Western schools has led to the Israel apartheid narrative.

The U.S. economy – along with that of the rest of the world – is on shaky ground at the moment. John and Carol round out the show this week with a Steel on Steel economic summit to make sense of what's going on. They look at the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy and how for the first time in history, fiscal policy is winning out. All safety measures and accountability have been removed from the economy and the whole thing is being held together by confidence. Once that confidence erodes, the whole system collapses.

Critical race theory is saturating our education system in America. What is it and how does it affect students? Back with us today is Clare Lopez (ccnationalsecurity.org), Member of the Citizens Commission on National Security. She looks at what critical race theory is, what it realistically tells students, and how it is actually creating division and racism rather than attempting to stop it. Why would anyone perpetuate this type of narrative? Because there is a deeper, more nefarious plan afoot, to seize power and fundamentally transform society.

Producer Steve sneaks in after Clare and John are finished to briefly look at how critical race theory is not compatible with the Christian church.

It's fair to say that the U.S. economy – along with that of the rest of the world – is on shaky ground at the moment. John and Carol sit down for a Steel on Steel economic summit today to make sense of what's going on. They play clips of economists and do their own analysis, making a dry topic easy to understand and interesting. They look at the difference between monetary policy and fiscal policy and how for the first time in history, fiscal policy is winning out. All the safety measures and accountability have been removed from the economy and the whole thing is being held together by confidence. Once the confidence erodes, the whole system collapses. How long can we keep playing this game?

One of the often-pushed narratives in the media and on college campuses is that Israel is an apartheid state. Here today to shine light on the subject is someone who has lived in both South Africa under apartheid and currently in Israel: Reverend Malcolm Hedding (malcolmhedding.com), Associate Minister of World Outreach Church. He describes what it was like living under apartheid, with absolutely horrible conditions for black people in South Africa. He then illustrates what life is like for Palestinians today in Israel and there is positively no comparison. He also covers the social justice colonialism narrative as well as the truth of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel is very much in the news right now but the media narratives are not matching the facts on the ground. John flies solo today, giving you the truth rather than the spin machine. He looks at the Temple Mount riots, the violence in East Jerusalem, and rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and Israel's response. It's important to understand the truth of what's happening, both geopolitically and historically.

Dr. Russ White: Hacking Blockchain

Broadcast Running Time: 21:29

Blockchain had once been thought of as unhackable, but recent attempts to manipulate the system have caused all sorts of trouble for industries, such as cryptocurrencies, that use blockchain. Back with us today is infrastructure architect Dr. Russ White (rule11.tech), who, as always, has a fun and spirited conversation with John. Today, he explains what blockchain is, how it has become vulnerable, and the possible implications of foul play. He also gives an update on the disturbing union of Big Tech and Big Government.

We notice that freedoms are starting to erode in the United States, but how are the other countries in the Westersphere faring? We begin this week by looking at a couple of stories from our neighbors to the north. Joining us is Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine and current Canadian citizen. She looks at Bill C10 which would limit private user's speech online if the government doesn't approve of it. She also examines how two people have been arrested simply for attending a church in Ontario Province that defied lockdown orders and held a service. Backlash is building in Canada, but is it too little too late?

We then turn our attention to Australia where John was a guest on Joshua Ferrara's podcast recently. The two discuss the importance of worldviews and the friction caused by Marxist thinking and tactics. They also look at how Australia is handling political correctness and methods employed by leftists against conservatives who won't put up with the woke agenda. Totalitarianism doesn't happen all at once; it occurs gradually over time. It's important to spot the increments and stop it before it's too late.

Packing the Supreme Court has been back in the news as Congress is entertaining the idea of increasing the number of judges from nine to 13. Other countries have tried this before. What became of them? Back with us today is Jorge Gomez, Senior Writer and Content Strategist for First Liberty Institute (firstliberty.org). He takes a look at late 20th century Argentina under President Carlos Menem, who increased that country's Supreme Court from five judges to nine. He explores the tactics used to achieve that increase and the devastating fallout that ensued. It's an object lesson for the U.S., but will anyone learn from it?

There are disturbing news stories coming from our neighbor to the north and here today to talk about them is Christine Douglass-Williams (frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine and current Canadian citizen. She looks at Bill C10 which would limit private user's speech online if it happens to be speech the government doesn't like. She also discusses how two people have been arrested simply for attending a church in Ontario Province that defied lockdown orders and held a service. She gives the backgrounds of both speech oppression and religious freedom in Canada. There is backlash building against these measures. Totalitarianism doesn't happen all at once; it occurs gradually over time. It's important to spot the increments and stop it before it's too late.