woke ideology

All good things must come to an end. After nearly 32 years on the air, this week marks the final radio broadcast of the Steel on Steel program. John kicks off the show by pulling together all we've learned in three decades about how the world works, how we got to where we are today, and where we can expect to head in the future. He leaves a lasting legacy to you, our loyal listeners.

To help John make sense of the changes in America over the last 30 years, he welcomes one of the show's earliest friends, Rabbi Burt Yellin of Messianic Congregation Roeh Israel in Denver, Colorado (roehisrael.org). Past mistakes are coming home to roost and those in power now haven't learned from them because they're proposing the same failed solutions today.

John finishes out the show with one more review, documenting the fellow travelers on the globalist train over the last century and how it affects us today. He then says goodbye to you, the listener.

On behalf of John; his incredible wife Carol who has been the glue that holds us all together; Brad, who solves every problem that comes across his path and keeps us relevant online; Producer Steve, who has had the privilege of occasionally joining John on the microphone for the last quarter of the show's tenure; and from everyone else involved in the show – thanks to all of you for your prayers, your kindness, and your loyalty over the years!

John Loeffler: What Have We Learned? Part1

Broadcast Running Time: 30:37

John Loeffler

July 26, 2022

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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.

Rabbi Burt Yellin of Messianic Congregation Roeh Israel in Denver, Colorado was a friend of Steel on Steel from its beginning in 1990. His keen insights provide some sense to the changes America has experienced during that time. This is true especially now that we are plowing into a period when the effects of past mistakes come home to roost and even greater mistakes of the past will be proposed once more as a solution.

Thom Nickels: Catholic Divisions

Broadcast Running Time: 27:40

Carmelite nuns are one of the last traditional conservative orders of nuns left today. One of their convents was recently 'reviewed' by visitors from Rome who later proclaimed the convent had a year to decide whether to join an order of activist nuns or face closure. Joining us today is Philadelphia-based author and columnist Thom Nickels (thomnickels.blogspot.com). This Carmelite convent issue points to a larger problem within the Catholic Church: that there is a civil war brewing between the conservative, traditionalist arm and the more progressive, get-with-the-times wing. Time will tell how it plays out, but right now the Pope is firmly on one side of the issue.

The Moral Thing to Do

Broadcast Running Time: 01:15:37

John Loeffler

April 23, 2022

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The First Amendment to our Constitution states in part that Congress shall not prohibit the free exercise of religion. One government committee is doing just that – in the name of morality. First up this week, John welcomes Andrew Beckwith (mafamily.org), President of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Vida Real, an Hispanic church in Massachusetts, has applied to open a Bible-based school. Even though they have met the requirements, the government panel in charge of approving such requests has denied them. One panel member thinks approval would not be the moral thing to do. For woke leftists, their ideology is a religion – one that always seems to be at odds with Christianity.

So in that case, a woke leftist appealed to morality, but how do people with no sense of morality get away with that? Next up this week, we talk with Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness in Jerusalem. He looks at the nature of morality as it has always been defined and shows how leftist woke religion is diametrically opposed to Judeo-Christian values. He also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.

Finally this week, we transition to the topic of climate change with Dr. Judith Curry (judithcurry.com), President of the Climate Forecast Applications Network. If we're going to talk about climate change, the discussion must be sane and rational – not apocalyptic and ridiculous like so many claims today. Solutions must come from the local level, not a one-size fits all panacea from the globalists. Of course the reason why the conversation trends toward hysteria is so that the power, money, and control folks can enact their plans.

Wokus pokus folks are always appealing to morality, but how do people with no morality get away with that? Joining us today from his home in Jerusalem is Rabbi Chananya Weissman (chananyaweissman.com), Founder of End the Madness. He and John discuss the nature of morality and how woke values have nothing to do with actual morality. In fact, woke folks have their own religion apart from the West, which is why they're so opposed to Judeo-Christian values. Rabbi Weissman also gives an update on the state of cancel culture and wokeism in Israel.

John Loeffler: Good Friday Variety Show

Broadcast Running Time: 36:16

John Loeffler

April 15, 2022

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Happy Good Friday and prelude to Easter weekend. John flies solo today, tackling a number of topics, including the corruption of science by wokeism, climate alarmism and its relation to religion, and the superiority of the Christian worldview over the secular one. He covers a variety of news stories as well, including a bakery that is owed a lot of money from a woke college and the push for equity in academics and churches fails.

Marc Greendorfer: Woke Price of Admission

Broadcast Running Time: 21:50

John Loeffler

April 12, 2022

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Whether through law, regulation, or end running the system, Marxists are implementing their woke ideology in several arenas. Joining us today is Marc Greendorfer (zachorlegal.org), President and Founder of the Zachor Legal Institute. He discusses how this indoctrination is affecting the education arena, specifically in the University of California system. There is a proposal to mandate completion of ethnic studies classes (read: woke indoctrination) as a condition of admission to UC campuses. This especially affects Christian and Jewish students who would have to pay homage to an ideology they don't believe in just to go to college. What is supposed to be a neutral system is becoming a Marxist stranglehold.

Cancel Culture Cancels Everybody

Broadcast Running Time: 01:18:30

John Loeffler

March 26, 2022

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There are two characteristics that are emerging on the global stage covering a panoply of issues. John flies solo to open the program this week, identifying these two issues as eroding confidence in our public officials and their tendency to enforce rules and regulations arbitrarily. He gives a few examples in the world economy where these issues are causing substantial erosion. He then goes on to give the history of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, describing the many sleights of hand used to manipulate and weaponize the dollar over the last 75 years. The result is the economic mess we find ourselves in today.

Cancel culture is pervasive today, not just in economics, but across all aspects of society. How did it get to this point and is there a way to stop it? Joining us today is Mark Bauerlein (firstthings.com), Senior Editor at First Things and Professor Emeritus of English at Emory University. He shows how the younger generations are learning this canceling behavior, both online and in schools, parlaying that on to college campuses and then into the workplace. Many Christian denominations have fallen prey to this as well. But if enough people stand up, call it out, and reject it, we can put a stop to it.

What is the advantage of an armed citizenry? Finishing out the program this week is Brandon Smith (alt-market.us), Founder of the Alternative Market Project. He looks at the advantage the U.S. has in having an armed citizenry, including the importance of the Second Amendment. No one has ever invaded America, most likely because we have millions of armed citizens. He also advocates for bringing back a well-regulated militia – a controversial idea to the left but an important one to discuss.