Join us in-studio as we kick off the final weekday episode of Steel on Steel with a look back at thirty years of our most impactful guests, share our ups, downs, predictions and a few of our favorite memories. We also want to thank all of you who have supported us throughout the years and ask that you continue to join us as we transition to a new era. From John and all of us here at Steel on Steel; keep up the good fight, God bless and Semper Veritas!
Division and strife seem to be the norms today. Why is that? Joining us is Steven Yates (lostgenerationphilosopher.com), retired professor of critical thinking in Santiago, Chile. He shows how society is in the middle of a major worldview battle. On one side are those with a Christian worldview and on the other, those with an ideology of naturalistic materialism. Speech and actions surrounding the abortion debate or human rights or just about any other issue can be seen through these worldview differences. Is there a way to bridge the divide?
Stemming from one side of the worldview battle is a constant drumbeat of cancel culture. How did we get to this point where even those who advocate for cancel culture are getting canceled themselves? John and Producer Steve look at the origins of cancel culture, some current examples of it, and the institutions that are spurring it on. It's a product of totalitarianism and a contributor to the stark division in our culture today.
One potential source of the division we're experiencing can be found in establishment politicians. Most of them have been in Congress for decades. Are term limits the solution? Wrapping up the show this week is Jason Church (sentinelsoffreedom.org), Retired U.S. Army Captain and Wisconsin State Chair for U.S. Term Limits. He makes his case for limiting Congress members' terms and since they won't limit their own power, he advocates for a Constitutional convention to solve the problem.
One proposed solution to fixing the dysfunction of the U.S. Congress is to limit the time members can serve. Joining us today is Jason Church (sentinelsoffreedom.org), Retired U.S. Army Captain and Wisconsin State Chair for U.S. Term Limits. He makes his case for limiting Congress members' terms and since they won't limit their own power, he advocates for a Constitutional convention to solve the problem. Reform is a grungy business but it needs to happen. The question is how do you achieve the reform without losing the good things in the system? Or amidst the inevitable pushback from the swamp critters.
In Mark 11, Jesus asked the Pharisees to decide if the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. Instead of making a decision, they sat on the fence and claimed ignorance. Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, spoke in our area recently and John caught up with him for an interview. Artur shows what the battle ahead will look like for Western civilization and what we must do to win. We must get off the fence and stand up to tyranny. We know what tyranny looks like from history so we should be able to recognize it now. Making that decision is scary, but with God on our side and an iron resolve, we can successfully make a stand and choose what side of the fence we want to be on.
If what is happening doesn't make sense, there must be another agenda afoot. And today, there are many things that don't make sense. Back with us this week is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these illogical events – like the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan – are intentional. Change agents come to town trying to distract you from the truth of what's happening but people are beginning to see through the charade and wake up. He shows us what we can do.
Finally this week we welcome to the show Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He examines America's reputation in the world after the pullout from Afghanistan. Our allies around the world don't trust us and our enemies are more emboldened. Does that mean attacks on U.S. soil are imminent?
We have two guests for you today. First up is Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He looks at how the world, as well as the jihadists in the Middle East, view the U.S. after the disastrous Afghanistan pullout. Our enemies around the world are more emboldened and it could result in attacks on U.S. soil.
We then move to our second guest, Becky Dummermuth (firstliberty.org), counsel at First Liberty Institute. She relates the story of two flight attendants who were fired for giving their opinions about their employer – opinions the employer asked for! The company says the opinions were discriminatory; the flight attendants say the company violated their First Amendment and religious freedom rights.
What are the top terror concerns for the United States? The Taliban? China? Iran? Well, according to the FBI, it's "domestic terrorists," which consists of anyone who disagrees with the official government narrative. Joining us today is Christopher Holton (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Analyst and Director of State Outreach at the Center for Security Policy. He looks at how the term 'white supremacist' has been used to label dissenters and to launch domestic terror task forces. This rings hollow, though, because how many white supremacists are on the FBI's Most Wanted List? Zero.
A lot of focus on immigration security surrounds the border with Mexico, but with the current administration's proposed policies, should the focus be elsewhere? Back with us after a long hiatus is former U.S. immigration Senior Special Agent Michael Cutler (michaelcutler.net). Many people are being let through the border now, few with any interview or investigation, and are then bused off to parts of the country's interior. Mr. Cutler looks at the need to beef up interior enforcement. He also explains how these new policies could lead to even more people coming across the border through family petitions. But with no investigation, fraud and even worse crimes could increase.
It's always important to remember that reality always becomes real. But often we are blind to what's really going on because the media choose to focus on unimportant things. Not so with us. In today's boralogue, John looks at the results of the Israel-UAE peace deal which was brought about largely due to a change in the philosophy among Middle East peace narratives. After years of Palestinian leadership refusing to negotiate, the new strategy is to apprehend reality and upend the status quo. This has brought about alliances no one could predict, but once the old paradigm assumptions were removed, it became obvious those alliances were actually needed.
We remember the 9/11 victims and their families who suffered 19 years ago today when reality became all too real in New York, DC, Pennsylvania, and across America. Our prayers are with them.