What have we learned in 30+ years of a daily talk show called, Steel on Steel? With an eye to the future, John does an extended boralogue reviewing all the rules we have established for interpreting what politicians say, include the Three Rules of a Bureaucracy, the Four Questions to ask when a politician says something, How to Detect the Single Standard under a Double Standard and others.
From the multi-faceted destructive plans of the globalists to the similar, more local tactics of change agents, the fundamental transformation of society rolls on. But when the West projects weak leadership and flawed thinking, the transformation rolls a little faster. First up this week is retired U.S. Navy Captain James Fanell (gcsp.ch), who looks at the disconnect in the Western press between what's happening in Ukraine and the reality of why it's happening. Weakness in American government has given Vladmir Putin the green light to attack Ukraine. Captain Fanell also discusses how China is taking advantage of our weakness to fill Russia's new economic void.
The globalists' overall plan, called the Great Reset, involves transforming the economic landscape. Like with China's social credit score, this transformation will involve what is known as ESG scores for businesses. Here to examine ESG is Pat Wood (technocracy.news), Editor of Technocracy News and Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech. He shows how companies are being forced to comply with sustainable development and climate change policies in order to survive. Companies are evaluated subjectively based on leftist narratives rather than objectively. Once ESG takes hold, it will affect not only the business marketplace, but also our ability to function within it.
Finally this week, we take a look at the growth of multi-state regional government-like groups who push their destructive change agent policies. Joining us is Kathleen Marquardt (americanpolicy.org), Vice President and Director of the American Policy Center. In her area in Tennessee, one of these groups has popped up and she describes what the group is doing and her efforts to stop them. These quasi-governmental and public entities are actually public-private partnerships designed to seize private property by end-running the Constitution.
Agenda 2030 is spreading locally with the growth of multi-state regional government-like groups who push their change agent policies. Joining us today is Kathleen Marquardt (americanpolicy.org), Vice President and Director of the American Policy Center. She describes how one of these groups is setting their sights on her area of Tennessee. Whenever these groups are defeated, they simply pop up nearby with a different name and a different title, but the agenda and the people running them are the same. These quasi-governmental and public entities are actually public-private partnerships designed to seize private property by end-running the Constitution. She describes how we can fight back.
In the midst of the globalists' Great Reset plans, it's important that you root yourself and your family in reality because, as we always say, it will win in the end. First up this week to discuss some of those nefarious Great Reset plans is author and academic freedom spokesman Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com). He looks at sustainability measures, ESG scores, and stakeholder capitalism. We're even close to implementing China's social credit score here in America. Anchoring yourself to the truth and reality will help get you through the Reset storms that are coming.
If you don't anchor yourself to reality, all kinds of problems crop up that can quickly spiral out of control when reality becomes real. What should we be teaching our children so they avoid those problems? Joining us this week to discuss this is author and cryptography expert Paul Rosenberg (freemansperspective.com). He advocates for teaching your children how to think through a problem, rooting themselves in reality first. Once that's established, it becomes easy to maneuver through different ideas on the way to solving a problem. If reality is going to win, it's best to be anchor yourself there.
Finally this week, we ask a fundamental question about our country: if free speech is essential for a free society, why is there such a brutal war on it? Here to answer that question is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He shows the tactics of those on the Left who are waging war to fundamentally transform our society. They claim the Right peddles misinformation, but can't name any specifics. They won't debate you because they lack substance to their arguments. So instead they wage a war on free speech so that no one can challenge their ideals. They will lose, though, because reality always becomes real. Share
China established communism, then added capitalism later to keep it going. The U.S., however, is doing the opposite. We've had capitalism for a while and now we're infusing China-style communism. Back with us today after a long hiatus is author and academic freedom spokesman Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com). He shows how the Great Reset isn't coming – it's already here. He discusses stakeholder capitalism, ESG scores, and sustainability. We're even close to implementing China's social credit score in America. We can fight back, but we must do it lawfully.
Canada has enacted emergency measures, labeling the truckers as terrorists and their protest as illegal, simply because they disagree with the official government narrative. John opens the program this week asking how temporary will these emergency powers be and when will they be used in the future. He shows that the same people who for years praised the art of protesting and occupying are now insisting that the Freedom Convoy is 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.
Meanwhile, in this country, the Senate is looking at Senate Bill 673, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. What is it and how will the media benefit? Back with us to discuss is Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. Failing mainstream media outlets will use this bill to poach profits from social media companies because their content is being posted online. Their business plans have failed so this is an effort to siphon off others to stay afloat. And it could end up affecting independent news.
Finally this week, we take a look at two cases of constitutional end running. First we welcome JD Tuccille (reason.com) to the program to discuss how San Jose, California is trying to get around the Second Amendment by requiring gun owners to have insurance, using private companies to do what government cannot. Then we are joined by Stephanie Taub (firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel at the First Liberty Institute, who gives an update on how Oregon is still violating Aaron and Melissa Klein's religious freedom.
We have a double feature on today's podcast. First up is JD Tuccille (reason.com), Contributing Editor at Reason Magazine. He looks at a private end run for government to enact gun control laws, where San Jose is requiring insurance with every gun purchase. If the government isn't allowed to act directly to infringe on gun rights, they shouldn't be allowed to act indirectly.
We then transition to a legal case we've monitored for years: cake bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein in Oregon. Joining us is Stephanie Taub (firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel at the First Liberty Institute. She explains that though the court ruled Oregon was hostile in its dealings with the Kleins, it also sent the case back to Oregon in order to reassess any penalties 'fairly.' This ignores the religious rights issues entirely.
Last year turned out to be a banner year for mainstream media misinformation. They seemed so sure of their stories when published, but when facts came out, very few if any admitted they were wrong. Leading off the show this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He looks back at media lowlights in 2021, including talking points like 'pandemic of the unvaccinated,' 'January 6 was an insurrection,' and 'alternative energies didn't cause Texas's winter grid collapse.' Headlines were in large fonts; corrections, if any, were but a tiny footnote.
Unaccountable media occurs not just in the U.S., but also in international press. Nowhere is this more evident than in coverage of Israel. Tamar Sternthal (camera.org), Director of CAMERA's Israel office, joins us this week to look at two stories the media got wrong in 2021. First, Israel was made out to be the aggressor toward Gaza when the facts show that Gaza attacked initially. The second story involved a professor with ties to Hamas promoted as a bridge builder when in reality he taught his students to hate Israel. Once again, neither publisher was held to much account.
Finally this week, we dive into the topic of digital vaccine passports with longtime friend of the show Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. He examines the globalist plan to track every human being on earth, using governments and private companies and organizations to get it done. This plan has been in place for decades and with technology finally in place, the globalists are on the cusp of realizing their dream. John notes that this dream looks suspiciously like one written in the Book of Revelation.
There is a plan behind the scenes both in our government and in the private sector to develop digital vaccine passports. Back with us to discuss is Pat Wood (citizensforfreespeech.org), Executive Director of Citizens for Free Speech and Editor of Technocracy News. He details the modus operandi of globalists who link together public and private entities in a plan to track every human being on earth. Huge billion dollar companies and organizations have been involved in doing this for years, and now they are on the cusp of realizing their dream. A dream that looks suspiciously like one written in the Book of Revelation.
John is back as a guest on KYMS, a local radio station here in the Inland Northwest. John and the host, Lee Lancaster, discuss of a variety of current news items, including manipulation by the media to push certain narratives and the danger to our freedoms from the vaccine mandates. Also Facebook plans to change its name soon to Meta after the metaverse. It plans to move toward computer-generated simulation, which could threaten to cut off human interaction in the future as people get used to living a virtual life. John finishes out today's podcast with several examples of persecuted Christians around the world.