oppression olympics

All federal officials, except the President, swear to 'support the Constitution,' while the President swears to 'preserve, protect, and defend' it. So why do a large majority of those who ascend to these offices promptly ignore, and in some cases defy, the Constitution? First up this week, we welcome constitutional attorney Mark W. Smith (thefourboxesdiner.com) to the show. After the Supreme Court ruled that New York state can't ban conceal carry permits, state officials are labeling nearly every location a 'sensitive place' in regards to guns. So you can have a permit, you just can't carry anywhere. This is constitutional end running at its worst.

When politicians defy the Constitution, it's traditionally been up to the media to call them out. Our next guest, Dexter Van Zile (meforum.org), Managing Editor at the Middle East Forum, shows how the media are selectively reporting based on ideology. They ignore obvious facts staring them in the face, and twist a story to meet the worldview they've built in their heads. And if you dare challenge them, they will go to great lengths (read: censorship) to silence you.

One such ideological narrative pushed by the media and certain government officials has been the supremacy of covid vaccines. Wrapping up the program this week is Dr. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. She examines the push to vaccinate teens and even toddlers, despite a statistically unlikely chance they will ever contract covid, let alone suffer from it. She also looks at the almost never discussed adverse reactions to the vaccines.

Dexter Van Zile: Pre-Existing Narratives

Broadcast Running Time: 28:51

John Loeffler

July 18, 2022

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Why do we see such blatant misinformation in news reporting? The facts are readily available but news stories seem more about crafting a narrative than about straight-up journalism. Back with us today is Dexter Van Zile (meforum.org), Managing Editor at the Middle East Forum. He looks at how far journalists have gone from fact-based reporters to unashamed ideologues. Worldviews are built inside one's head and narratives, news stories, sound bites, etc. are manufactured around that. He discusses the lengths some will go (censorship) if you call them out on their disingenuous news.

Producer Steve: Gaslighting the Narrative

Broadcast Running Time: 21:11

John Loeffler

March 7, 2022

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John is taking a well-deserved day off after a long road trip, so Producer Steve takes over the microphone today – yes, John will be back! What do calling everything racist and forced mandates have in common? Steve looks at what the progressives are really saying when they claim things are racist and what elites are really telling all of us when they force mandates on us. Hint: it's not a flattering message. And because it's not flattering, they get the media outlets to gaslight us into believing it's true. We can – and must – fight against it.

John Loeffler

February 14, 2022

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There has been an erosion of positions in the West on issues that should be firmly held, including that of Israel and anti-Semitism. Back with us today is CAMERA's Christian Media Analyst Dexter Van Zile (camera.org). He describes his battles against anti-Semitism and concludes that it is becoming more and more dangerous for Diaspora Jews. There is widespread hypocrisy regarding the issue of tolerance and Jews in large measure find themselves on the losing side of that hypocrisy. In the overarching battle, the message seems to be about depriving Jews of their rights – both in Israel and here in America.

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: Twisted Groupthink

Broadcast Running Time: 22:54

John Loeffler

January 6, 2022

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We have media manipulating narratives, government officials implementing policies based not on science but on political motives, and we have truth being ignored across the board. John flies solo today and ties all of these things together, looking at how we arrived at this moment in time. Academia is pushing the oppressor versus oppressed narrative and it shows in virtually every story media puts out. John covers several reports that showcase how the truth gets twisted and narrative is king.

Avoiding Disaster by Facing Reality

Broadcast Running Time: 1:19:08

John Loeffler

September 19, 2020

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Do you ever feel like we're sleepwalking toward a disaster in the near future? Former British Army Colonel Richard Kemp (www.richard-kemp.com) is with us from the United Kingdom to look at how Europe and the UK tend to appease their enemies rather than stand up to them. Narratives play a large part in appeasement, which is why the narrative purveyors – the media – do not like the Trump administration's tendency to stand up against our enemies. They shut down debate and when we can't face the problem head on, disaster awaits.

Like most things that don't succeed, Marxism has had to shift its focus over the years. We welcome author and speaker Steve Turley (www.turleytalks.com) who looks at how Marxism has shifted its focus from an economic one to a cultural one. In order to take over the culture, there had to be a unity among disparate “oppressed” groups against a common enemy or “oppressor” group. Even when it has been proven that racism today is lower than it's ever been in our country, the focus then shifted to systemic racism.

Finally this week, John examines the narrative currently pushed by some in this country that the United States is awful and racist and there is oppression against certain groups of people. Oppression has been the norm of history, even in some parts of the world today. Overcoming it, like the United States has done, is unique. Our values led us to eliminate slavery and advocate for equality of all people. So this ‘America is an oppressor' narrative is patently and historically false. For us to survive, truth must prevail.

John Loeffler: Kneeling on the Truth

Broadcast Running Time: 21:50

John Loeffler

September 18, 2020

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The narrative currently pushed by some in this country is that the United States is awful and racist and there is oppression against certain groups of people. On today's podcast, John looks at several examples of oppression around the world. Iran just executed a protestor without due process. The ancient Aztecs enslaved surrounding tribes. Oppression has been the norm of history, even in some parts of the world today. Overcoming it, like the United States has done, is unique. Our values led us to eliminate slavery and advocate for equality of all people. So this ‘America is an oppressor' narrative is patently and historically false. For us to survive, truth must prevail.