Something a little different today on Steel on Steel. It's important to understand the economic landscape, not only in this country but also globally. Politics and economics are inextricably linked. So today, we play a recent episode of the McAlvany Weekly Commentary with Dave McAlvany and Kevin Orrick (mcalvanyweeklycommentary.com). They discuss myriad geo-economic issues, including digital currency as a threat to traditional currency, the People's Bank of China and Ali Baba, the Ukraine-Russia dynamic and the dealings that President Biden and his son have had in that arena, oil pipelines in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, and the dollar compared to Chinese currency.
China is positioning itself to become the world's biggest superpower, replacing the U.S. as leader on the world stage. Retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Captain James Fanell is back with us this week from his home in Switzerland. Chinese leadership is saying one thing, but their actions convey something completely different. Under President Trump, we were attempting to stay even with China, but with the new Biden administration, we may lose any advantage we once had. With their aggressive tactics, will China surpass the U.S. as the world's most dominant superpower?
Reading from the leftist playbook, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, discusses how Christian groups are getting caught up in untrue narratives from different anti-Israel groups and justifying their actions against the Jewish state.
Finally this week, we look at the case of Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who plead guilty to falsifying evidence during the Spygate scandal in 2016. He was recently sentenced to probation – effectively a slap on the wrist. We welcome back Thomas Lifson (www.americanthinker.com), Founder and Editor of American Thinker, who reviews the Clinesmith case and shows how the establishment circles their wagons and always seems to weather the storm while the little guy is afforded no such protections.
With post-election frenzy in full swing here in the U.S., it's easy to overlook important stories abroad. Back with us today is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson (thebulwark.com) who looks at the ouster of four pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong and the potential problems that could follow. He covers not only the possible concerns of a more dominant China and a more capitulating U.S. under a Biden presidency, but also the possibility that after Hong Kong, Taiwan could be next on China's list.
What exactly is behind the critical race theory ideology? John Murawski, an award-winning journalist who writes for RealClear Investigations, joins us to play devil’s advocate and point out the thinking behind both sides of the issue. The values our country has always upheld – hard work, individualism, etc. – are looked at as systems of oppression by those who espouse critical race theory. Ultimately, the problem is there’s no shared vocabulary and no shared system of values between the two sides and that’s what makes things so unstable.
The climate changers and environmentalists are always advocating for green energy but do they really understand the consequences? Here to discuss is environmental consultant Steve Milloy, founder and publisher of JunkScience.com. He looks at the realities of eliminating fossil fuels and going with green energy. We have to be smart about how we approach this and think of the consequences before moving forward. Sound environmentalism has to be based on sound science and sound economics.
Finally this week, we welcome Brian Kennedy (presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China with the Center for Security Policy. He examines how China wants to remake the world economic order and they want to be on top of it. They are also beefing up their military and technology sectors. The most successful defense against China is for America to be united in its recognition of China as a threat.
The first rule when someone is attacking you is to realize that you're being attacked. Our greatest geopolitical enemy, China, knows they are at war with us on various fronts, but we don't seem to know we are at war with them. Back with us today is Brian Kennedy (presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China with the Center for Security Policy. He examines how China wants to remake the world economic order and they want to be on top of it. They are also beefing up their military and technology sectors. President Trump knows how to fight against the globalism that China represents. The most successful defense against China, though, is for America to be united in its recognition of China as a threat. Unfortunately right now, that isn't the case.
There are two countries in the world right now vying to be the most powerful – the United States and the People's Republic of China. Brian Kennedy (www.presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, joins us to look at the difference between our two presidential candidates when it comes to China relations, election interference by not only China but also Russia (and who it is they prefer), and the overall battle between us and China for global supremacy.
We look at the geopolitics of the energy markets – the U.S. has finally gotten to the point where we are able to sell energy to the rest of the world. The U.S. also needs to be prepared for this showdown with China and not be caught short like so many times in the past.