At Steel on Steel, we look at economics, politics, and religion from a worldview perspective. When looking at law and the financial markets, one needs to include both political and religious analysis for a more complete picture. Joining us today is Richard Reinsch (lawliberty.org), Editor of Law & Liberty. Many on the Left say that capitalist markets have failed and need government intervention to survive. They inject their own subjective morality onto law and the markets to justify that change. But history will tell us that the free markets and the system of law that we established in the West came about as a result of the application of Biblical principles. That's why our laws have been fair and our markets have been free.
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.
The traditional Western worldview is battling with the new socialist worldview and somehow truth is lost in the chaos. In this week's boralogue, John looks at the importance of truth over narrative. Those who say America is a horrible place willfully ignore the much worse conditions in other countries. Antifa claims to have tolerance but exhibits none of it. Always look at what is real, what is actually happening; not what others tell you is true to further their narrative.
Marxist ideologies are mixing with Christian worldviews. How did we get to this point? Paul Kengor (www.faithandfreedom.com), Chief Academic Fellow at the Institute for Faith and Freedom, examines both worldviews, gives examples of how atrocious Marxism has been, and asserts that it has no place in true Christianity.
The second round of elections in Israel has come and gone and still there is no clear winner. Avi Lipkin (www.avilipkin.net), author and founder of the new Bible Bloc Party in Israel, explains how Israeli elections work including the need for a majority coalition, and touches on geopolitics in the Middle East.
Education in America and the West has been co-opted by the United Nations. Alex Newman (www.thenewamerican.com), Foreign Correspondent for The New American, returns to discuss the World Core Curriculum – essentially a global Common Core – and how the newly named rules-based world order is manipulating children.
John's quote of the week:
"When it comes to tolerance, we have to ask why people who are promoting tolerance wear masks and then block the rights intolerantly of other people – especially of elderly women trying to cross the street with a walker to hear an address about free speech. Theoretically they are exercising free speech, but they don't want anybody else to exercise it."
In this week's Extras segment, we play John's latest interview on local radio station KYMS. John and host Lee Lancaster discuss persecution in Communist China as well as other areas, the dysfunction surrounding Brexit, and the dishonest mainstream media.