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What Have We Learned Since 9/11?

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:28

John Loeffler

September 11, 2021

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Has America learned anything since the attacks on September 11, 2001? The globalists were at work 20 years ago. What are they up to today? We welcome back to the program Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Founder and Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Founder of Technocracy News. He looks at the sustainable development plans of the globalists, which are the same now as back then, only now they are armed with artificial intelligence and higher computing power. He also discusses biometrics, the Trilateral Commission, social engineering, and of course technocracy.

The globalists are also waging war on the economic front, using the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as their general. Back with us this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at The New American magazine. He examines the IMF’s plan to issue ‘special drawing rights’ that will redistribute America’s wealth and replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. Does this sound surprising? It should since no one in the media is talking about it. Can we stop this high-tech theft or is it too late?

Finally this week we look at the concept of inequality and the leftists’ idealistic and unrealistic definition of it. Joining us to discuss this is James Rogers (lawliberty.org), Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. Are the rich evil like the left says, or do they offer employment, fund charities that help the poor, and keep the economy humming? The core issue with the leftists’ inequality problem is that those shouting the loudest do the least amount of work to solve it.

James Rogers: Obsession About Inequality

Broadcast Running Time: 21:00

John Loeffler

September 7, 2021

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Inequality is a buzzword around the woke campfire these days, but like most issues associated with wokedom, once you peel back the layers, the original argument falls apart.  Joining us today is James Rogers (lawliberty.org), Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University.  It's nice to shout that the poor aren't equal to the rich, but few people delve deeper to see that many rich people offer employment, fund charities that help the poor, and keep the economy chugging.  And the irony is, the same people who obsess the most about inequality and the poor are usually well-off individuals who never try and solve the problem.

The Familiar Road to Socialism

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:16

John Loeffler

July 31, 2021

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"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme:" a quote attributed to author Mark Twain. We see today the seedlings of socialism beginning to burst through here in the U.S. and it looks awfully familiar. First up this week is Andrei Znamenski (notesonliberty.com), Professor of History at the University of Memphis. He grew up in the Soviet Union before coming here in 1991 and is an expert in the lead-up to the Bolshevik movement of 1917. He describes the beginning of communism in Russia where they would shut down intellectual debate, control the media, and institute a repressive cancel culture. Where have we heard that before?

The Christian Church has been affected by this change, with some leaders and pastors compromising the Church's doctrines to cater to the secularized culture. Back with us this week after a long hiatus is Ken Ham (answersingenesis.org), CEO and Founder of Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter. He looks to help prepare Christians to take a bold stand, defend God's Word, and take on the worldly culture. The Church should cease compromising because in the troubled times ahead, with the enemies already inside the gates, the solid foundation of Truth will be a much needed weapon.

Finally this week, we take a look at censorship and the violation of the free speech rights of millions of Americans. Wrapping up the show is May Davis (iwf.org), Visiting Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum. She discusses President Trump's class action lawsuit against social media companies, the need to apply fair rules to everyone equally, and how the repercussions of Big Tech's censorship could help change the culture and founding principles of the country.

Every time socialism has been tried, it has failed and it has failed partly because government tried planning every aspect of everyone's life: an endeavor doomed to crash and burn every time.  Joining us today is Andrei Znamenski (notesonliberty.com), Professor of History at the University of Memphis.  He moved here after his childhood in Russia and has studied the lead-up to the Bolshevik movement.  He describes the beginning of communism in Russia and how the powers that be shut down intellectual debate, controlled the media, and instituted a repressive cancel culture.  I think it's obvious the U.S. is on a very similar path today.  Consider us warned.

There are many reasons we are so divided in this country. One reason stems from the lack of honest teaching of today's children. Leading off the program this week is Wesley Smith (discovery.org), Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism. He looks at why we have such a hard time talking to people with opposing ideologies. It involves two sides coming at an issue with two different mindsets and two different groups of word definitions. But fundamentally each side has a different moral frame of reference that renders debate virtually impossible. Only when we recognize that the paradigm has changed will be able to try and bridge the divide.

Switching now to geopolitics, there is a lot going on in the world today that the media simply doesn't cover. Joining us this week is Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He discusses the geopolitics surrounding the Cuba protests, Iran's attempts to kidnap American citizens, Ukraine-Russia relations, and the latest on what China is up to. He also laments the downfall of journalism, specifically at the Washington Post.

Finally this week, John and Producer Steve sit down to tackle two interesting topics. First, the White House has now admitted to colluding with social media companies to flag what they deem to be misinformation about vaccines. And second, they explore the possible outcomes of the state election audits, including the questionable chances of President Trump retaking the White House should the audits prove he won and the media's near screeching coverage of what they call the "fraudits." If the election was legit, why are they so upset?

At Steel on Steel, we look at economics, politics, and religion from a worldview perspective. When looking at law and the financial markets, one needs to include both political and religious analysis for a more complete picture. Joining us today is Richard Reinsch (lawliberty.org), Editor of Law & Liberty. Many on the Left say that capitalist markets have failed and need government intervention to survive. They inject their own subjective morality onto law and the markets to justify that change. But history will tell us that the free markets and the system of law that we established in the West came about as a result of the application of Biblical principles. That's why our laws have been fair and our markets have been free.

There are two ideological sides in our divided country. But these two sides are coming at any issue from two very different foundations. Back with us today is Wesley Smith (discovery.org), Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism. He examines the differences in debating today, including how each side has a different lexicon - different meanings for the same words – and a different mindset. Fundamentally, there is a different moral frame of reference which makes trying to discuss or debate any issue virtually impossible. There are those on either side who are still operating under the old paradigm, refusing to accept that the debate arena will never be what it once was.