What is the future of the world's economy? Is it a digital currency and all the problems that come with that? Or is there a better option? Joining us today is Chris Brady (chrisbrady.com), Founder and CEO of Life Platform. He lends his cryptocurrency experience, looking at the benefits of Bitcoin and the dangers of a digital currency, especially the tracking aspect and the programmability standards. He and John also discuss central banks and the inevitable rollout of debt to create digital currencies. Chris also answers the question: is Russia end running sanctions by investing in crypto?
And the war goes on in Ukraine. Lot of reporting, some true, some not so much. What's really going on there? Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson. He covers a number of topics, including the truth about how much Russia hasn't accomplished, Putin's possible plans moving forward, and a surprising announcement of alliance with Ukraine from a European country. He also draws on his defense industry experience to describe what both Ukraine and Russia have in their military arsenals.
There are multiple battlefronts happening in the world today, both in the physical sense and ideologically. We open today's show looking at a physical battlefront, with John tackling the latest on the Ukraine-Russia conflict. He incorporates a lot of principles covered on Steel on Steel over the last few decades into what we're seeing today, including how reality becomes real, the value of international guarantees is not high, and never elect someone to get you out of situation who got you into it in the first place. There are many lessons to be learned watching the physical battlefront in Ukraine, but that can also be applied to the ideological field.
And, like fighting in the physical world, with ideological enemies, it's important to understand both how your enemy thinks and how best to arm yourself on the battlefront of ideas. Joining the show this week is freelance writer Selwyn Duke (selywnduke.com), who looks at the nature of morality and where both ideological sides are coming from. Each side says their morality is best, so you have to anchor yourself in the truth in order to move forward intelligently. And as far as battle plans are concerned, adopting the Left's Alinsky tactics may just work in our favor.
Finishing off the program this week, John gives his thoughts on a variety of topics, including education reform, competing narratives, the need for nuanced information instead of package deals, and how insane it is that leftists consider hiring someone based on skin color rather than qualifications.
There are many learning opportunities to be gained from Russia's assault on Ukraine and from other political situations in the world today. John flies solo today, looking at many principles we've discussed on the show over the years that are playing out now. Reality becomes real, but not before utopians cause the loss of life and property. The value of international guarantees is not too high. Never choose someone to get you out of a situation when they were the one that got you into it. An armed populace is a prepared populous. There are many more Steel-isms included today. A concerted effort is being waged to erode everything associated with Western civilization, including sovereignty, so beware the globalists who wish to bring it about.
Russia has invaded Ukraine. John managed to contact Reuben Johnson, our source on the ground in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv. Reuben discusses the reality of the situation there: the backed up roadways, the nightly curfews, the military vehicles grinding their way through town. He and John have a casual, non-interview-type conversation between two friends about the real-life conditions in a country being invaded by a superpower. Please pray for Reuben and the people of Ukraine as they endure this military onslaught.