Christmas without a Christ, salvation without a savior, and redemption without repentance. Those things are not possible but that doesn't stop many people today from wanting them. John opens our Christmas show taking a look at the two things we are guaranteed to encounter in our lives: reality and God. Those aforementioned people are looking for solid rock truth, but in Marxism, which only traffics in false narratives and disingenuous "truth" claims. Christ, the reason for Christmas, is at odds with Marxism. One of them is true while the other is false. We all know which one wins that battle.
So why do young people so often look for truth in Marxism and socialism? Has it always been that way or is it specific to today's youth? Our first guest this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He posits that young people have grown up with little strife but the real world is, in their minds, too cruel when they grow up and encounter it. They turn then to socialism as a replacement parent. He discusses how different generations have handled this and what we can do moving forward.
Finally this week, we break out the crystal ball for some speculation and analysis of the future. There is much rumbling in Washington DC and around the country about the future of Kamala Harris in the White House. What will become of her? Back with us to gaze into that crystal ball is writer and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He gives his theories on the Vice President, but also looks at geopolitics, economics, and mandates as we deal with a weak leadership in America.
Lots of rumbling in Washington DC and around the country about the future of Kamala Harris in the White House: will she assume the presidency when President Biden can no longer do the job or will she be summarily let go? We don't normally traffic in speculation, but for today, we are breaking out the crystal ball. Back with us to gaze into it and give his outlook is writer and retired entrepreneur Bob Adelmann (thenewamerican.com). He discusses a few theories, but also looks at the geopolitical, economic, and mandate issues surrounding us as we trudge through a weak and unstable leadership in America.
It is a two-guest Wednesday here on Steel on Steel. First up is Trent England (saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States. He looks at the attempted federalization of the election system by end running the electoral college via the National Popular Vote. He also discusses HR1 and SB1, Congress's attempt to change election laws so that states have less power and the chaos we saw last year would become the norm.
We then transition to James Bovard (jimbovard.com), author and Member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. He examines what it looks like when the federal government actually is in charge of something – namely the IRS. He comments that the IRS has been given vast discretion and with that comes vast abuse. Are we headed toward more abuses like we've seen in previous administrations?
One the biggest concerns facing us – regardless of who emerges as the victor in this election – is the threat of globalism. Back with us this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at the New American magazine, who looks deeper into the United Nations' new plan for globalism called the Great Reset. They plan to eliminate individual freedom, sovereignty, and the free economic system, not to mention Christianity. Everything that God has ordained on this earth, they want to flip upside down. It's not so much a reset of the current system as it is a complete abolishment of it.
Why is it that the division and rancor is so great today but a few decades ago, it wasn't nearly as bad? John takes a look at the differences between then and now in terms of commonality of worldviews. We didn't get here overnight; it took years to create the divide. We then replay a still relevant speech John gave in 2007 entitled, 'How Did We Get Here?' He discusses the Marxist takeover of education and the rise of consensus thinking.
Finally, there is a push by far left groups to end-run the electoral college by enacting the National Popular Vote movement. State legislatures would agree to send electors to vote based on who won the popular vote nationally – regardless of who won the individual state. Trent England (saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, is back with us to discuss how this would change politics for the worse, forcing politicians to placate their base rather than building coalitions.
We're taking a break from our post-election series today, but rest assured it will return soon. There is a push by far left groups to end-run the electoral college by enacting the National Popular Vote movement. State legislatures would agree to send electors to vote based on who won the popular vote nationally – regardless of who won the individual state. Trent England (saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, is back with us to discuss how this would change politics for the worse, forcing politicians to placate their base rather than building coalitions. He also gets into the inevitable legal challenges should this movement become a reality.
Whirlwind of important topics on this week's show. First up, we welcome back defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com) who examines the geopolitics of Belarus, with their growing uprisings; Russia and its future; and China's inroads into Eastern Europe with their Belt and Road Initiative.
Back here in America, the far leftist crowd is determined to rid our country of the Electoral College. Trent England (www.saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, discusses the effort to convert us from a representative government for everyone to, what he dubs, the “United Big Cities of America.”
Science and medicine are supposed to be free of politics but it's an election year so all the rules are out the window. Research writer Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) is back with us to look at the science behind hydroxychloroquine as well as the bad publicity it has received simply because President Trump lauded its use. It's supposed to be scientifically – not politically – correct in the world of science.
Next we travel to the Middle East with David Rubin (www.shilohisraelchildren.org), former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, who joins us from his home there. He looks at both the strategic and economic implications of the Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement, focusing on the constant threat from Iran and the financial benefits to the UAE of partnering with the Middle East's only democracy.
We wrap up this week with John's analysis of the government criteria for future vaccine use and the ethical and legal implications in vaccine development and implementation.
America is beautiful but there's a movement afoot to ignore the amber waves of grain and focus more on the gleam of alabaster cities. Trent England (www.saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, joins us to look at the effort to replace the Electoral College with the National Popular Vote. It's better to have a true representative government than one beholden to a few metropolitan areas. As Mr. England says, “We would become the United Big Cities of America.”
John finishes out today's podcast looking at the rules of the Constitution when it comes to voting, how the government was set up in a two-chamber system, and how progressives try to end-run the Constitution in order to get what they want.