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The Moral Thing to Do

Broadcast Running Time: 01:15:37

John Loeffler

April 23, 2022

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The First Amendment to our Constitution states in part that Congress shall not prohibit the free exercise of religion. One government committee is doing just that – in the name of morality. First up this week, John welcomes Andrew Beckwith (mafamily.org), President of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Vida Real, an Hispanic church in Massachusetts, has applied to open a Bible-based school. Even though they have met the requirements, the government panel in charge of approving such requests has denied them. One panel member thinks approval would not be the moral thing to do. For woke leftists, their ideology is a religion – one that always seems to be at odds with Christianity.

So in that case, a woke leftist appealed to morality, but how do people with no sense of morality get away with that? Next up this week, we talk with Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness in Jerusalem. He looks at the nature of morality as it has always been defined and shows how leftist woke religion is diametrically opposed to Judeo-Christian values. He also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.

Finally this week, we transition to the topic of climate change with Dr. Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. If we're going to talk about climate change, the discussion must be sane and rational – not apocalyptic and ridiculous like so many claims today. Solutions must come from the local level, not a one-size fits all panacea from the globalists. Of course the reason why the conversation trends toward hysteria is so that the power, money, and control folks can enact their plans.

We've heard much about the looming food shortages and a lot of that has to do with a dearth of fertilizer. How bad will it be? Joining us to go over the dour forecast is writer and political activist Michael Snyder (theeconomiccollapseblog.com). He discusses how both Russia and Ukraine are responsible, in usual years, for a large percentage of the world's wheat and fertilizer. There's an obvious shortage now because this isn't a usual year for those countries. We're set to experience the shortages beginning later this year. He and John discuss what, if anything, can be done about this impending crisis.

How many times have we heard that life as we know it will end in the next few years unless we fix the climate? Or carbon dioxide is killing us? We need rational debate not hysterics. Joining us today is climate expert Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. She posits that we need first to recognize that climate change is not an immediate threat. From there, we should get the facts straight and keep politics out of the discussion. Any solution should be discussed rationally at the local level, not a one-size fits all approach from the global level. We all know, however, why the powers that be are allowing the global climate hysteria narrative to move forward – power, money, and control.

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.

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.

Wayne Allyn Root: Protest on the Right

Broadcast Running Time: 11:42

John Loeffler

October 3, 2021

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The Left seems to have cornered the market on protests. What is the best way for the Right to organize demonstrations? Author, media dynamo, and radio talk show host Wayne Allyn Root (rootforamerica.com), is with us today for a brief Sunday extra podcast. He discusses his new book about how to protest and boycott – all peacefully – against woke companies. John also asks him why Jews largely vote for a party that doesn't seem to respect them.