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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.

Most everyone can see that we are suffering from rising inflation and the possible endgame of the dollar as the world's reserve currency. How did it come to this? John flies solo today, looking at our economic situation. There are two underlying issues that cause most of our problems today, including those in the financial realm: eroding confidence in our public officials and their tendency to enforce (or choice not to enforce) rules and regulations arbitrarily. With those two things in mind, John recalls the history of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, from Bretton Woods in the 1940s to our current inflationary status today. He shows every step along the way and where we're likely to go from here.

Critically Flawed Thinking

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:24

John Loeffler

March 19, 2022

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From the multi-faceted destructive plans of the globalists to the similar, more local tactics of change agents, the fundamental transformation of society rolls on. But when the West projects weak leadership and flawed thinking, the transformation rolls a little faster. First up this week is retired U.S. Navy Captain James Fanell (gcsp.ch), who looks at the disconnect in the Western press between what's happening in Ukraine and the reality of why it's happening. Weakness in American government has given Vladmir Putin the green light to attack Ukraine. Captain Fanell also discusses how China is taking advantage of our weakness to fill Russia's new economic void.

The globalists' overall plan, called the Great Reset, involves transforming the economic landscape. Like with China's social credit score, this transformation will involve what is known as ESG scores for businesses. Here to examine ESG is Pat Wood (technocracy.news), Editor of Technocracy News and Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech. He shows how companies are being forced to comply with sustainable development and climate change policies in order to survive. Companies are evaluated subjectively based on leftist narratives rather than objectively. Once ESG takes hold, it will affect not only the business marketplace, but also our ability to function within it.

Finally this week, we take a look at the growth of multi-state regional government-like groups who push their destructive change agent policies. Joining us is Kathleen Marquardt (americanpolicy.org), Vice President and Director of the American Policy Center. In her area in Tennessee, one of these groups has popped up and she describes what the group is doing and her efforts to stop them. These quasi-governmental and public entities are actually public-private partnerships designed to seize private property by end-running the Constitution.

Capt. James Fanell: Clear-Eyed Geopolitics

Broadcast Running Time: 30:34

John Loeffler

March 16, 2022

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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.

Woke Word Games

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:01

John Loeffler

January 8, 2022

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The media are masters at manipulating words, deflecting blame, and promoting one side of politics rather than reporting on facts. In short, the truth is sacrificed in favor of narrative. We kick off this week's show with John tying together several issues, including the media's twisted word games, government officials' useless policies, and academia's constant promotion of the oppressor versus oppressed narrative. The problem is that these woke word games have real world consequences and it's costing people their jobs and sometimes their lives. When we push back – and many are pushing back – the manipulators fight viciously to protect their lie.

Familiar narratives have emerged from the latest climate conference, only now there's a new more sinister directive included. Back with us this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American Magazine. He discusses how the globalists, who push this climate narrative, want energy prices to go up, the U.S. economy to crash, and manufacturing jobs to migrate to China. Their plan seems to be working as massive amounts of newly-printed money are chasing far fewer goods because of supply chain issues. Alex says it is an organized looting of our economy.

Finally this week, we revisit an old favorite on Steel on Steel: civil asset forfeiture. It has run amok for years but now some jurisdictions are beginning to take notice. Joining us is CJ Ciaramella (reason.com), Criminal Justice correspondent at Reason Magazine. He examines different tactics used during and after police seizures as well as new reform laws, and the loopholes to try and get around those laws. If ironclad reform that can withstand challenges isn't possible, then asset forfeiture should be eliminated.

John Loeffler

January 4, 2022

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The latest climate conference produced much of the same narrative we've heard for the last few decades.  Only this time, there was a new directive added to the mix.  Back with us today is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American Magazine.  The new directive was to raise energy prices, do everything to destroy the U.S. economy, and ship manufacturing jobs to China.  A huge amount of money is being printed and it's now chasing a lot less goods because of supply chain shortages.  It is, as Alex says, an organized looting of our economy – and the writing has been on the wall for years.

John Loeffler

October 21, 2020

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On today's podcast, John dives into the economic reality facing not only the United States, but also the rest of the world.  He looks at the trend of global central banks toward inflation, the outlook of things financially, both long-term and just over the horizon, and the traps and pitfalls that mark the lead-up to a Socialist takeover of an economy.  So will it be an absolutely horrible future for the world?  No, but it is wise to keep smart counsel, recognize the signs moving forward, and act to try to mitigate the pain that will be coming.