Cancel culture is everywhere, even on college campuses, especially among the Jewish student community. Joining us today is Alyza Lewin (brandeiscenter.com), President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center, who starts things off by relating an amazing personal story of how her family escaped Nazi persecution in the 1940s when Poland became dangerous for Jews. She and John then move the conversation to anti-semitism today, specifically on U.S. campuses. She describes the persistent campaign against Max Price, a Jewish student at Tufts University, that highlights not only his troubles there but reveals a deep hatred for Israel among certain staff and students. There are efforts now to push back against this.
The World Council of Churches has always found a reason to condemn Israel, but now they seem to be backing away from the BDS movement, something they have supported for the last two decades. Why is that? Back with us today is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He looks at evidence that the WCC has in fact supported BDS over the years, but may be opting out now due to political concerns. They haven’t spoken out about religious persecution in China yet. We’ll see if they will.
HR1 is a new bill in Congress that, if passed, will codify every suspect procedure involved in the 2020 election – vote by mail, no voter ID, no voter roll cleaning, etc. J. Christian Adams (www.publicinterestlegal.org), President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, joins us briefly to discuss this new bill. Attempts are being made to make that which is illegal legal.
We then transition to Kurt Hyde (thenewamerican.com), contributor to The New American magazine, who offers possible solutions to HR1, moving back to the fairly secure and reasonable voting procedures of the past. Can we have election reform if HR1 passes?
Censorship is running rampant today, but the media, who should be upholding freedom of speech, are instead advocating for more censorship. John Tierney (city-journal.org), Contributor Editor to the City Journal, is with us to discuss the ramp up of censorship since the Capitol violence and the hypocrisy of the media who did nothing when leftists called for violence during the Trump administration. When freedom is ignored, totalitarianism isn't too far behind.
Finally this week, Palestinian leaders are blaming Israel for not providing them with Covid vaccines, even though they had already procured some elsewhere. Back with us is Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. He points to a bigger picture than just a vaccine controversy – statehood for Palestine and isolation for Israel.
Recent comments by Marc Lamont-Hill seemed to suggest that Black Lives Matter and anti-semitism go hand in hand. Here today to talk about this is AJ Swinson (newjourneypac.org), Chief of Staff at New Journey Political Action Committee. She explains how black movements wanting a better way of life have been co-opted by Marxist groups like Black Lives Matter who don't simply want to try and change things for the better – they want to overthrow the whole system. They tag Israel with the oppressor status, calling for them to wiped away as well. Change does need to happen, but through reform, not a fundamental transformation of society.
We have seen anti-Semitic attitudes, groups, and ideologies throughout the world, but what goes into the thinking behind it? Dr. Charles Jacobs (peaceandtolerance.org), President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, joins us to examine why people oppose Israel so virulently but are OK with other countries' atrocities. He also looks at why Jews in the West vote for anti-Semitic politicians, and why the UN and many Western governments seem to have it out for the state of Israel.
Next, we've heard a lot about court packing in the past few weeks since Amy Cony Barrett's nomination and now acceptance to the Supreme Court bench. Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel at First Liberty Institute is here to explain what court packing is, why democrats are so up in arms about this right now, and how activist judges torture legal language. It's constitutional warfare – who will come out on top?
John and Producer Steve then sit down to discuss how some far left policies are beginning to or could soon spiral out of control. They look at the far left's attempt to fundamentally transform the country through court packing and eliminating the Electoral College, one-party rule in some states that have literally led to disaster, and woke corporations' critical race theory sessions.
John finishes up the show this week with a sobering and sometimes graphic update on religious persecution, in the countries of China, Pakistan, Egypt, Russia, Nigeria, and Kenya.
There are fellow travelers down the Christian road, but some of them may be wolves in sheep’s clothing. Tricia Miller (www.camera.org), Senior Research Analyst at CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, joins us to look at the narrative that Jesus was a Palestinian and why that narrative is being perpetuated. Hint: it has to do with Israel’s right to land and a false theology. Ms. Miller reveals the truth of how Jews and Palestinians live inside of Israel and the use of racism to further the anti-Jew and anti-Israel narrative.
With all the division in this country, are we close to another Civil War or to states seceding from the Union? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the trend away from personal freedom toward more government control. One side’s views should not be codified into law at the detriment of another side’s views. We should retain freedom and in doing so, stay united.
Wading into the secession discussion is F.H. Buckley (www.fhbuckley.com), Law Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, who discusses the likelihood of secession, why the Left is currently rioting, and how hypocritical the Democrat Party is being toward its constituents.
Back by popular demand is long-time friend of the show, historian and former Senior Associate at the Department of Education Dennis Cuddy (www.newswithviews.com). He looks at the inherent racism behind many progressive institutions, linking Margaret Sanger and the eugenics movement with Adolph Hitler’s evil plans. Dr. Cuddy goes on to discuss the link between Sanger and the eugenics movement here with Hitler and his more diabolical plans, and how the Illuminati factored into all of this.
Finally, this week, we welcome Ricki Hollander (www.camera.org), Senior Media Analyst at CAMERA, who examines the link between the BDS – boycott, divest, and sanctions – movement and virulent anti-semitism, giving examples of horrible insults hurled at Jews and Jewish students, both on and off campus.
Today we welcome Ricki Hollander (www.camera.org), Senior Media Analyst at CAMERA, who examines the link between the BDS – boycott, divest, and sanctions – movement and virulent anti-Semitism. The narrative that Israel has no right to exist is rampant on and outside of college campuses. Ms. Hollander gives examples of the horrible language hurled against Jews online at pro-BDS sites. The rights of Jews and Jewish students on campus are regularly being infringed.
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.
We will forego the boralogue this week and jump right in with Christine Douglass-Williams (www.frontpagemag.com), Associate Editor at FrontPage Magazine, who describes her trip to the International Conference on Christian Persecution in Budapest, Hungary last month. She looks at Hungary's efforts to establish itself as a Christian nation and examines the truth, not the PC narrative, surrounding Islam and the persecution of not only Christians, but also reformer Muslims.
Anti-semitism exists in various subsets of society, including among famous people in the media. Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst at CAMERA, reveals how one famous radio host has seemingly come out against Jewish concerns. He also discusses the various sources for anti-semitism, both on the right and the left.
We finish out the program this week playing a sermon given by Rabbi Burt Yellin of the Messianic Jewish church Roeh Israel (www.roehisrael.org) in Denver, Colorado earlier this month. He gives examples of leaders who have done great things but were also absolute scoundrels. He also shows the importance of answering God's call in your life.
John's quote of the week:
"The real salvation in an age of postmodernism, when the lack of belief in truth has led to a lack of belief in the stability of all our systems and moral values, is always to stand on the truth. Remember 'semper veritas' – always the truth."
The Extras Segment is taking a two-week hiatus due to the holidays but it will return with perfect 2020 vision in the New Year!