Economic Collapse

David Witt: South American Revival

Broadcast Running Time: 17:43

John Loeffler

April 4, 2022

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People around the world need to hear and read the Word of God, but rarely do we talk about that need in South America. Joining us today is David Witt (spritofmartyrdom.com), Chief Executive Officer of Spirit of Martyrdom International. He describes the need for God's Word in Venezuela and Colombia and what his organization is doing to provide Bibles and leadership in churches there. God is using the oppressive economic and cultural environment caused by the socialist government in Venezuela to begin a revival of the Christian Church and a renewal of the hearts of citizens, including those in hard-to-reach tribal areas.

Cancel Culture Cancels Everybody

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:30

John Loeffler

March 26, 2022

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There are two characteristics that are emerging on the global stage covering a panoply of issues. John flies solo to open the program this week, identifying these two issues as eroding confidence in our public officials and their tendency to enforce rules and regulations arbitrarily. He gives a few examples in the world economy where these issues are causing substantial erosion. He then goes on to give the history of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, describing the many sleights of hand used to manipulate and weaponize the dollar over the last 75 years. The result is the economic mess we find ourselves in today.

Cancel culture is pervasive today, not just in economics, but across all aspects of society. How did it get to this point and is there a way to stop it? Joining us today is Mark Bauerlein (firstthings.com), Senior Editor at First Things and Professor Emeritus of English at Emory University. He shows how the younger generations are learning this canceling behavior, both online and in schools, parlaying that on to college campuses and then into the workplace. Many Christian denominations have fallen prey to this as well. But if enough people stand up, call it out, and reject it, we can put a stop to it.

What is the advantage of an armed citizenry? Finishing out the program this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He looks at the advantage the U.S. has in having an armed citizenry, including the importance of the Second Amendment. No one has ever invaded America, most likely because we have millions of armed citizens. He also advocates for bringing back a well-regulated militia – a controversial idea to the left but an important one to discuss.

Will there be consequences to this onrush of economic sanctions against Russia? Is politics overshadowing economics to the detriment of people worldwide? Joining us today is Tho Bishop (mises.org), Assistant Editor of the Mises Wire at the Mises Institute. He discusses how politicians here and in other countries are largely ignorant about economics, putting political righteousness over sound policy. He also looks at the very real possibility that the sanctions process being used against Putin right now will most likely be used against 'domestic terrorists' in America soon. Is there any way off this road to high inflation and economic destruction? If there is, it won't be on a political road.

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, the government in Kiev began arming its citizens. If they had already been armed, would it have made a difference? Back with us today is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He looks at the advantage the U.S. has in having an armed citizenry, including the importance of the Second Amendment. We need that amendment because we didn't ever want to have to fight off a major world power again to gain our freedom. Plus, having millions of armed citizens is most likely why no other power has tried to invade us. He also advocates for bringing back a well-regulated militia – a controversial idea to the left but an important one to discuss.

Reuben Johnson: On the Ground in Kyiv

Broadcast Running Time: 24:22

John Loeffler

February 25, 2022

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Russia has invaded Ukraine.  John managed to contact Reuben Johnson, our source on the ground in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.  Reuben discusses the reality of the situation there: the backed up roadways, the nightly curfews, the military vehicles grinding their way through town.  He and John have a casual, non-interview-type conversation between two friends about the real-life conditions in a country being invaded by a superpower.  Please pray for Reuben and the people of Ukraine as they endure this military onslaught.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked this week the Emergencies Act in an effort to defeat the trucker Freedom Convoy – a rally that has occupied parts of Ottawa for three weeks to protest Trudeau's stifling Covid mandates. John and Producer Steve discuss the implications of the Emergencies Act and compare it to Hitler and the leadup to Nazi rule in the 1930s. Anyone who opposes the government's – whether it be in Canada or the U.S. – official position will be branded a terrorist and once that happens, the government's actions against those people, no matter how egregious and anti-freedom, will be deemed justified. It's a dangerous precedent to set.

John Loeffler: Canadian Flippage

Broadcast Running Time: 23:25

John Loeffler

February 11, 2022

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John flies solo on today's podcast, looking at the dysfunctional government messaging about the trucker protests in Canada and about our media in this country. For years, progressives and leftists have shouted praise for protests, occupation of buildings, and disruption of schools – all in the name of democracy. But now, when their ideological foes are protesting, it's a threat and must be stopped. It becomes nearly impossible to march in lockstep with a group of people that keeps changing directions and doesn't bother to tell you. The only thing constant in this are the double standards. Or massive flippage, as John calls it.

Where are we heading? It's a question we like to visit often here at Steel on Steel. And who better to answer that question than our favorite futurist James Kunstler (kunstler.com)? He and John discuss many issues, including where resources and supply chains will be heading and how to prepare, where to locate should shortages happen, and the need for parallel societies – ones based not necessarily on political ideology but on need. They also look at the state of medicine today, which is a far cry from where it was pre-covid, and what medicine will look like once the covid narrative fades into obscurity. James breaks out his very realistic crystal ball on today's podcast.

Narratives Are Falling Down

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:43

John Loeffler

January 29, 2022

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Many of the narratives we see on the news day after day after day are starting to fracture and the truth is beginning to emerge. Opening the program this week, John takes a look at many of these collapsing false narratives, including public education is the best education, vaccines will keep you from getting and spreading covid, and lockdowns and mandates are proven successful. Cracks are forming among the public and within both political parties as to the verity of these narratives.

The Beijing Olympics are right around the corner, but doubts have emerged as to whether China should host the Games given the CCP's harsh persecution of religious groups. Joining us this week is a man who is daring to take on the CCP, Leon Lee (unsilencedmovie.com), director of a new movie, Unsilenced, about the persecution of Falun Gong members in China. He recounts the myriad of obstacles he faced making this movie, as well as the rise of Falun Gong and his earlier work exposing the forced organ transplant trade in China.

Rounding out the show this week, we look at another specific narrative that is collapsing – that of vaccines working with no significant adverse reactions. Joining us is Rebecca Terrell (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. She dubs the vaccine program as the biggest medical experiment in history and links it to the globalist push for worldwide depopulation. She also discusses adverse reactions as well as the efficacy of the vaccines versus other, more successful, medications.

John Loeffler: Collapsing Narratives

Broadcast Running Time: 36:01

John Loeffler

January 26, 2022

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We often talk about narratives on the show, usually the ones promulgated by the media and the left. Well, many of those narratives are now collapsing. John flies solo today, looking at a few of these failing stories, including: public education is far superior to charter schools, vaccines keep you from getting or spreading covid, and lockdowns and mandates work. The initiators of these now-exposed-as-lies narratives are swimming upstream to keep them relevant, but too many people – on both sides – are wising up. Cracks are beginning to form within both political parties and among those in the public. You can't keep the truth hidden forever – eventually it will break through.