John tells us every day that Steel on Steel focuses on economics, politics, and religion. Today, we welcome the Director of Jihad Watch, Robert Spencer (jihadwatch.org) to the podcast, to discuss how all three of those issues are immersed in global dysfunction. He looks at the surging reliance on digital currency platforms, the moving away from the dollar, how bad policies by the Biden administration are projecting weakness to the world, and the nature of jihad and Christian persecution around the world.
In regards to the horrific events in Ukraine, you get the impression in reading the American press, that there's a disconnect between what is happening and the reality of why it is happening. To connect the two, we welcome, from his home in Switzerland, retired U.S. Navy Captain James Fanell (gcsp.ch). After retirement, he served as Director of Intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He examines the weakness of our current administration and how projecting that weakness shines a bright green light for someone like Putin to do what he's doing. Captain Fanell also looks at America's and Europe's exclusion of all things Russia and how China is stepping in to fill Russia's economic void.
An independent journalist present at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, recorded the event on his video camera. Now, he's being charged by the federal government with a number of crimes, not the least of which is racketeering. That journalist, Steve Baker (thepragmaticconstitutionalist.com), is with us today. He recounts what he saw just over a year ago and discusses what the government is doing to him now and why – they don't like what he has to say about January 6 nor his footage of that day. He also discusses those who have been incarcerated and held for the past year with no trial.
Only three people were by President Donald Trump's side from the time he campaigned to January of this year. One of those three, former assistant to President Trump Peter Navarro (peternavarro.com) is with us today to talk about his new book, titled In Trump Time. He describes how there were already disloyal supposed allies inside the President's perimeter on day one of the administration, scheming to thwart the new president's plans. He also covers the fraudulent election, the problem with both Anthony Fauci and Chief Justice John Roberts, and the need to get to the bottom of what happened in Wuhan.
Critical race theory and its toxic message is very much in the news but few people know the real impact that it's having. First up this week is Anna Miller (idahofreedom.org), Education Policy Director at the Idaho Freedom Foundation. She explains exactly what CRT looks like when it's implemented and it's worse than you think. In an Idaho school system, officials have introduced an equity toolkit to promote social justice and label students and teachers as inherently racist. This is the latest in a long line of totalitarian theories that have pushed into schools to indoctrinate children, but parents are beginning to wake up and push back.
Where power and money goes, trouble grows. And nowhere is there more power, money, and trouble than the U.S. government. We welcome back to the program this week Matt Welch (reason.com), Editor-at-Large at Reason Magazine. He focuses on the IRS and their current ploy to go after back accounts of U.S. citizens living abroad, which would include snooping on financial records. This would set a dangerous precedent. Governments could wield an immense amount of power and influence over anyone at any time.
Maybe the primary example of government trouble is the Council on Foreign Relations, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. Rounding out the show this week is Bill Jasper (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He chronicles the history of influence the CFR has had in the U.S. government, as well as universities, think tanks, and the media. If you look at the major crises over the past century, the CFR has had their hands all over most of them.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a group dedicated to creating global socialism and a one-world government. Joining us today is Bill Jasper (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He describes how a vast majority of high-level government officials over the past 100 years has been a CFR member, excepting some members of the Trump administration. And it's not just politicians – there are people in foundations, corporations, think tanks, NGOs, and of course the media. He asserts that if you look at any major crisis over the past century – or even the past year – it will have CFR fingerprints all over it.