Learning from History

Shaking the Fence

Broadcast Running Time: 01:14:15

John Loeffler

September 18, 2021

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In Mark 11, Jesus asked the Pharisees to decide if the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. Instead of making a decision, they sat on the fence and claimed ignorance. Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, spoke in our area recently and John caught up with him for an interview. Artur shows what the battle ahead will look like for Western civilization and what we must do to win. We must get off the fence and stand up to tyranny. We know what tyranny looks like from history so we should be able to recognize it now. Making that decision is scary, but with God on our side and an iron resolve, we can successfully make a stand and choose what side of the fence we want to be on.

If what is happening doesn't make sense, there must be another agenda afoot. And today, there are many things that don't make sense. Back with us this week is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these illogical events – like the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan – are intentional. Change agents come to town trying to distract you from the truth of what's happening but people are beginning to see through the charade and wake up. He shows us what we can do.

Finally this week we welcome to the show Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He examines America's reputation in the world after the pullout from Afghanistan. Our allies around the world don't trust us and our enemies are more emboldened. Does that mean attacks on U.S. soil are imminent?

Artur Pawlowski: Rise Up Against Tyranny

Broadcast Running Time: 44:50

John Loeffler

September 14, 2021

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Recently, Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, traveled to John's church to give a speech and John caught up with him for an impromptu interview. Artur and John discuss the battle ahead for Western civilization and how we need God in this battle if we are going to win. The enemy is clearly defined; they are the totalitarians and the ones who help them. One of the key reasons people have fallen to the enemy in the past, has been the failure to stand up en masse to the tyranny. We must learn from this lesson. And if we are going to be successful in standing up, we'd better get started because the enemy has already begun to fight.

For those who have actually read Uncle Tom's Cabin, they know that the titular character is a man of great integrity and the hero of the story. But to be called an Uncle Tom today if you're black has a connotation of negativity and of being a sellout. Joining us today from Colorado Springs is Derrick Wilburn (poccinterns.com), Founder and Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives. He discusses the essence of Uncle Tom, the man, as well as the book. The ignorance by those who use Uncle Tom as a slur is a product of the radical policies in today's schools that either teach untruths about history and literature or outright forbid the teaching of important books and events. In the end, it's big government versus liberty and freedom. Make your choice.

A Little American History Truth

Broadcast Running Time: 01:19:17

Happy Independence weekend everyone! It's important to learn the truthful history of our country, but the prevailing leftist narrative today is that because some of our Founding Fathers were slave owners, any good that they accomplished is forgotten. First up on this holiday show is Bill Federer (americanminute.com), President of AmeriSearch, Inc. He gives an accurate account of the history of slavery in America: who held slaves, who initiated the abolitionist movement, and where the two political parties have stood on the issue throughout the years. The narrative is that the U.S. is irredeemable because of our history with slavery. What is often ignored is that we also got rid of it.

Much of the immigration debate today is centered around our southern border, but with the current administration's proposed policies, should the focus be elsewhere? We welcome back former U.S. immigration Senior Special Agent Michael Cutler (michaelcutler.net) to the program. He asserts that because thousands of people are entering our country and then are bused away from the border, the U.S. needs to beef up interior enforcement. A majority of the time, there are no interviews and no investigations done, which means random U.S. cities are seeing a sudden spike of new un-vetted residents.

Finally this week, we look at the intriguing possibility of a constitutional crisis should these election audits prove President Trump actually won the election. Rounding out the show is retired engineer John Green, who examines the Supreme Court's role in election integrity prior to and after November 3. Because they refused to hear a case that could have cleared up some questions right after the election, SCOTUS could soon be in the unenviable position of determining if President Biden is really the President. A constitutional crisis may be looming in the coming months.

Bill Federer: True Story of Independence

Broadcast Running Time: 25:48

Happy Independence Day everyone! Those on the Left constantly berate our Founding Fathers for being slave owners and that fact alone negates any and all good that they accomplished. Joining us for this Independence Day podcast is Bill Federer (americanminute.com), President of AmeriSearch, Inc. He gives the history of slavery in the world and specifically in North America. He cites examples of who were the slaveholders and what they ultimately thought of the practice, and who were the ones who started the anti-slavery movement. He also explains the reason for omitting slavery from the Declaration and how the two political parties have felt about slavery and the black population over the years. Slavery was horrible, but we got rid of it! An entertaining history lesson on today's podcast!

Whirlwind tour around the world today as we bring back Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson to talk with us about a variety of topics. He covers the Wuhan lab leak theory and how the media has handled it as well as the resurrection of the Iran Deal by the Biden administration. He takes a look at China's geopolitical plans and how Russia is getting away with the hacking of key industries in the U.S. He then compares America to the Roman Empire in its latter years as well as the Soviet Union economically right before it fell. We need to focus on things that matter – like modernizing our military – instead of useless controversies that distract us from forces trying to destroy us.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! In this special holiday podcast, John gives you a behind the scenes perspective on Steel on Steel and why it is we do what we do. He explains why he puts his heart and soul into the show, highlighting the shifts in economics, politics, and religion throughout history that have influenced his thinking. If you're going to take the time to listen, we're going to take the time to put out something worth listening to. On this Memorial Day (and always), we honor those men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. And we honor the One who sacrificed His life so that we may have eternal freedom.

Who’s in Charge in Washington?

Broadcast Running Time: 01:16:33

John Loeffler

April 24, 2021

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Russia, Ukraine, and China are heating up geopolitically while the U.S. seems to be treading water. Who's in charge here? Defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us this week from his vantage point in Kiev, Ukraine. He looks at the implications of Russia's military buildup on the border of his country as well as China's aerial aggression above Taiwan. He also analyzes Russia's tactics with the EU and NATO as well how they view the current U.S. administration. Critical question: can the Biden administration handle not only the many domestic issues it faces but also two super powers encroaching on other countries' lands? Not only do we know the answer to that question, but so does the world.

The U.S. seems to be clearly headed toward a totalitarian state. Can we stop it? Believe it or not, we can learn from the coup that ousted the Shah of Iran in 1979. Shahram Hadian (tilproject.com), Founder of the Truth in Love Ministry, joins us to give a history of what happened leading up to and during the 1979 revolution in Iran. Calls were made for free education and health care, media began favoring a particular side, and elections were rigged along with candidates and even outcomes. Sound familiar? Will we end up as Iran did or will we fight back and keep history from repeating itself.

John finishes up this week's program recommending that people ignore the silly pablum of the mainstream media and look at the reality of the world we live in. We need to recognize what's really going on, focus on it, and then formulate a plan of action on how to deal with it.

Shahram Hadian: Persian Object Lesson

Broadcast Running Time: 32:52

John Loeffler

April 22, 2021

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What can the United States learn from the coup that ousted the Shah of Iran in 1979? Who better to answer that than an Iranian-born, now U.S. citizen and Christian pastor? Shahram Hadian (tilproject.com), Founder of the Truth in Love Project, joins us today. He gives a history of what happened leading up to and during the 1979 revolution in Iran. Calls were made for free education and health care, media began favoring a particular side, and elections were rigged along with candidates and even the outcomes. After the revolution, those who advocated for it were found on the wrong side of power. We are seeing eerily similar events unfolding in the United States right now and it's not unfair to assume that we could end up in a similar place as Iran did post-revolution. That is, unless we push back against the madness and keep history from repeating itself.

John Loeffler as Guest: Learning from History

Broadcast Running Time: 1:23:43

John Loeffler

December 8, 2020

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Recently, John was a guest on an Australian show called 'Discernible with Matt Wong' and on today's extended podcast, we play that interview.  John covers a variety of topics including speech in a race-focused society, the history of Marxism, the hijacking of racial issues that has led to cancel culture, the detailed steps involved in creating a socialist society and why it has never worked, and the persecution of Christians.  John also answers the question of why, when things look so bleak, he continues to fight the good fight against those who would destroy our freedoms.