truth and reality

Dr. Peter Pry: A Nuclear Discussion

Broadcast Running Time: 45:03

John Loeffler

June 28, 2022

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Anti-nuclear activists insist on doing away with nuclear weapons. They have no expertise on the topic, but they claim their opinions have more import than the actual experts. Back with us today is an actual expert on the topic, Dr. Peter Pry (emptaskforcenhs.com), Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He examines the facts about nuclear weapons, the history behind them, and the dangers of EMP. He looks at what America's capabilities are now and what we should do to improve them. He and John also touch on a few cultural issues in the U.S. and the creep of liberal values into society.

Before we get to debunking reports and theories rooted more in narratives than truth, we begin the show this week with a very real update on the rate hike announced Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. John explains why we're seeing huge inflation numbers and why the Fed did what they did.

The first report we need to look at is the recently released study on supposed right-wing violence from the Anti-Defamation League. We welcome to the program Mike Hill (jbs.org), retired U.S. Air Force Captain and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He shows how data in politically charged reports like this are often skewed and/or taken out of context. It is done to push forth a narrative – in this case the push for more gun control. Mr. Hill gives the real reason for the shootings we've seen lately, and it has nothing to do with the solutions proposed by “need to do something” politicians.

Another topic that needs serious discussion is the level of education being offered to minority children. Apparently now, teaching minorities to understand correct grammar is considered racist! Joining us to debunk that sentiment is Kay Hymowitz (city-journal.org), Editor at the City Journal and Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She and John discuss how all of the freedoms, laws, and advancements that we have in the West are all possible because of a proper education. Elites are denying everyone – of all racial groups – a positive step forward by making assertions like this.

Finally this week, John looks at the long-predicted day of reckoning caused by severe government mismanagement. It's not on the horizon folks, it's here. There is a perfect storm of energy policy inflation and monetary inflation coupled with several concerning geopolitical events. The current administration is doing nothing to help and in many cases is pushing narratives that make things worse. People are starting to realize that things are very wrong. The battle we're in right now is between those who want to uphold the Constitution and those who want to destroy it.

The Anti-Defamation League just released a report on right-wing violence, painting a large swath of people as white supremacists.  Joining us today is Mike Hill (jbs.org), former U.S. Air Force Captain and member of the Florida House of Representatives.  He and John looks at how data in politically charged reports like these are often skewed and/or taken out of context.  They also examine how, after shootings like we've seen lately, politicians on both sides feel the need to "do something," but it's often at the expense of freedoms.  Mike dives into the real reasons for shootings like these and also tackles the true sinister nature of communism.  Lot of truth bombs on today's podcast!

The Biden administration announced that they are suspending the Disinformation Governance Board. But is the desire to control information really gone from our government? First up this week, we welcome writer and scientist Dr. Matt Briggs (wmbriggs.com) to the program. He shows that even though the disinformation board is on hiatus, other similar offices still exist, like the Office of Environment Justice. Government, in establishing what disinformation is supposed to be, is also establishing what truth is supposed to be.

The need to create a disinformation board in the first place is still prevalent and, according to our next guest, is more about being afraid of dissent rather than disinformation. Back with us today is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. The left has evolved from supporting all free speech no matter what to now demonizing free speech – especially if it goes against their narrative.

We finish up this week with a report out of Canada that the Trudeau administration may soon require journalists to obtain a license if they want to keep doing business. Joining us is freelance writer and software engineer Michael Tennant (thenewamerican.com). Journalists are not yet required to get a license in Canada, but subsidies and preferential treatment tend to go to those who have one. With freedom of speech under attack in the U.S., how long before we see a similar requirement for our press?

This Memorial Day, we take time to honor, reflect, and remember those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our country so we can keep those freedoms we often talk about.

So, the Biden administration just announced that they are discontinuing the Disinformation Governance Board. We recorded today's interview right before that announcement. The topics today, however, are still very much relevant. Back with us after a long hiatus is writer and scientist Dr. Matt Briggs (wmbriggs.com). He discusses the obvious faults with a disinformation board, as well as similar problems with the new Office of Environment Justice and its counterpart in the Securities and Exchange Commission. Government, in establishing what disinformation is supposed to be, is also establishing what truth is supposed to be.

Matthew Young: Unsettled Science

Broadcast Running Time: 21:11

We hear two mantras often when it comes to science: the science is settled, and science and faith cannot and should not interact. Joining us today is Matthew Young (hillsdale.edu), Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at the vaunted Hillsdale College. He pushes back on the idea that people of faith are not thinking people and that faith and science should not work together. After all, God created the awesome and wonderful things that scientists study. Professor Young also describes what Hillsdale College is doing to encourage open dialogue in science so people are free to explore and debate and get to the truth without political or ideological pressure.

Andy Thomas: The Truth is Out There

Broadcast Running Time: 40:50

Today, we welcome a guest from northern England, programmer and software author Andy Thomas (kuiper.zone), to discuss his new article titled 'Was Nietzsche Premature in Declaring the Death of God.' It's a sophisticated philosophical discussion today about science, God, the nature of free will, and the essence of reality. So why bring this up? He writes in his article that modern science demolishes any reason that we've had for thinking any one of three things: that God wasn't needed anymore, that God didn't exist, or that God couldn't exist. We're going deep on today's podcast!

John Loeffler: Exposing the Web of Lies

Broadcast Running Time: 26:49

Most of what politicos, and by extension the media, say is lightly peppered with truth but is largely false. John flies solo today, showing a few examples of when lies backfire, but usually not before causing harm. What can we learn from this? We have to point out the lies and the hypocrisy and show people what's really going on. If we don't, a lot of people (including children) will continue to believe the lies and the harmful narratives. Reality wins in the end, so it's best to be properly prepared.

Putting the Whole Puzzle Together

Broadcast Running Time: 01:16:13

John Loeffler

March 12, 2022

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John often tackles the question: how did we get to where we are today? That's an important question, but so is: where are we heading? To lead off the show this week, John combines the two questions, looking at all the puzzle pieces affecting us today. He tackles the situation with Russia and Ukraine as well as inflation, oil prices, climate change, the push to discontinue fossil fuels, and the state of U.S. currency as it relates to the world. He shows how we got to where we are today and where we could end up tomorrow.

To better understand the bigger picture, today's millennials and gen-zees need to shed the progressive ideology they're taught in schools and adopt a facts over feelings approach to thinking. Joining us today is Jason Hill (jasondamianhill.com), Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. He discusses politics, education, and culture and gives us hope in the face of the discouragement we see every day. He relates his experience with students and how many of them are beginning to wake up to the fact that something is wrong and maybe the truth really is more important than feelings.

John finishes up recapping the current situation we find ourselves in, once again putting the puzzle pieces together with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the global economy, and the always pervasive climate change narrative. We are flying into a perfect storm; a storm caused by decades of insane policies. But God is our anchor and our hope and we should always pray for His guidance in our lives.

Battlefronts

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:17

John Loeffler

March 5, 2022

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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.