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Steel on Steel with John Loeffler
80 minutes | 2 days ago
Extinguishing the Candle of Freedom
With the paradigm shift in full swing, what is the state of things in this country post-election and post-Capitol Hill violence? John, Carol, and Steve sit down to examine what happened at the Capitol, the motives behind the latest Trump impeachment, and the silencing of conservatives on social media. Many are feeling fear about where our country is heading. Despite the fear and negativity, there is hope in how we move forward. With President Trump's tenure coming to an end, it's important to recognize his many accomplishments, including the normalization and peace agreements between Israel and countries in the Arab world. Joining from Israel to discuss this are Professor Efraim Inbar and Dr. Eran Lerman (www.jiss.org.il), President and Vice President respectively of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security. They also look at what may happen under a Biden administration and Israel's future regarding Iran. Many people are comparing the incident at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 to the Reichstag fire in Germany in 1933 and the removal of political rivals afterward. Rounding out the program this week is Luis Miguel (www.thenewamerican.com), writer and contributor at The New American magazine. He draws parallels between the politicos of past Germany and current America regarding the consolidation of power and extinguishment of free speech. Will it really get to that point here?
81 minutes | 9 days ago
American Soviet Media
Does history really repeat itself and can we learn from it? David Satter (davidsatter.com), Editorial Author at the Wall Street Journal, joins us to report on his experiences as a journalist in 1970s and '80s Soviet Russia and how it compares to America today. In both eras, media engaged in pushing an ideology instead of reporting the facts. In totalitarian societies, media and others in power threaten to disrupt your future, through cancel culture or other means, forcing people to self-censor. It happened in the Soviet Union. It's beginning to happen here. Tuesday saw Georgia fall to the democrats and Wednesday saw chaos in our nation's capital. Is there hope for America's future? John, Carol, and Steve sit down for a studio roundtable to look at where we've been and where we could be headed. Just like in the 1770s, the people today are not being represented by their government officials. Is there anything we can do? Will it take a revolution or can we solve things peacefully? It's tough to see but there is hope for the future. How do globalists go about furthering their agenda? They have a long rolling plan that's easy to spot if you know what to look for. John finishes out the show this week looking at the EU's plan to erode national sovereignty, doing it slowly until their objective is met. And he explains how change agents work and what to look for when they come to your town. Whether it be the EU or Marxists working in this country, gradual pressure is put on us until the pain of leaving their oppressive regime is greater than the pain of caving to their agenda.
79 minutes | 16 days ago
Solving an Unrecognized Problem
In October, French President Emmanuel Macron announced strict measures to crack down on what he called 'radical Islam.' But what is his definition of that and what are his measures? Mark Durie (markdurie.com), Director of the Institute for Spiritual Awareness, joins us to discuss President Macron's ineffective plans for these measures and what that will mean for adherents to other religions. If you can't recognize the truth of a problem, your policies will always fail. And failing policies are symptoms of a failing worldview that is not based in reality. Media outlets and fact-checking websites are always beholden to a narrative. It makes reporting the facts surrounding an issue impossible. John and Producer Steve look at how both right and left media outlets spin the news to prop up a point of view that only gives you part of the story. 'Bad' ideas are dismissed as propaganda so that the media's agenda can be furthered. But no one is getting the whole story. When media work as social activists instead of journalists, the truth is brushed aside. Finally this week, we fire up the way back machine to revisit the issue of a constitutional convention – or a Con-Con. We play an interaction between two guests: first from December 1992, Don Fotheringham, an opponent to the Con-Con, and second from June 2016, Jenna Ellis, a proponent of a convention. Don contends that opening the door to a convention would allow malignant actors to later destroy our country. Jenna argues that because there is a specified agenda and a very involved amendment process, it would be all but impossible to hijack.
70 minutes | 23 days ago
Calm Amidst the Uncalm
There is a new totalitarianism emerging in the West. What will it look like? John opens the program this week looking at the characteristics of this new totalitarianism, including how it is based on an untrue ideology that everyone will be forced to accept as fact, it will dictate every aspect of our lives, and it will give lip service to a Bill of Rights that you won't have access to anymore. It is important to recognize what we're up against so we can prepare. Now that we know what's coming, how best do we prepare? Kameel Majdali (tan.org.au), Director of the organization Teach All Nations joins us to discuss how we should stay calm amidst the chaos, whether we'll have a reset or a revival, and whether there will be a great American awakening. There is always division and angst and a general feeling of upheaval when faced with a paradigm shift. Finally this week, we welcome back author and free speech activist Michael Rectenwald (michaelrectenwald.com) to the program. He discusses the tactics used by the far left to achieve division and alienation. If these tactics continue, the damage could be irreparable.
69 minutes | a month ago
Woke-Up with the Church
Apostasy used to mean abandoning or renouncing the faith. Today, many churches are turning woke – a modern day renunciation that isn't looked upon as apostasy. Duke Pesta (fpeusa.org), Director of the Freedom Project Academy, is back with us for an extended interview this week to discuss the battle between Christianity and Marxism and why they are so antithetical. We're in a spiritual war but many church leaders are too weak or too ignorant of Christian history to fight this battle. Will we be strong enough to fight? When the persecution comes to our country and our churches, where will we stand? How did the church – and our society – end up where we are today? John finishes up the show this week looking at how the globalists have moved us along these past several decades and where we are right now. The globalists are they're planning to reset things to a pre-Trump erosion of national sovereignty as soon as they can. So it may be a new environment we're walking into, but the work of God's Kingdom continues and it will be up to us, as the world aligns against the church, to figure out our place in it.
79 minutes | a month ago
How Then Shall We Rule?
The U.S. is still working out what administration will occupy the White House in January, but countries in the Middle East aren't waiting around. Israel-based Josh Hasten (joshhasten.com), host of the Israel Uncensored radio show, joins us to answer the question: what should be done about Iran? A Trump and a Biden administration have markedly different plans when it comes to Iran. Gulf States in the Middle East are forming alliances with Israel to fight against Iran should help not materialize from Western countries. With all this uncertainty swirling around, a feeling of angst has settled over a lot of people. John, Carol, and Steve convene a Steel round table for a discussion on how to handle these stressful times. We need to focus on what's important and come together and help each other. Also, prayer is a great way to manage anxiety because God's plans are always best and He will provide a way for us to get through it. John and Carol continue the studio round table, examining the new normal (or emerging paradigm shift) in the world of economics. They look at the global economic picture, the actions of central banks around the world, and how the virus is affecting businesses both big and small. Finally this week, we tackle the age old question: what is truth? Dr. James Thrasher (faithandfreedom.com), Professor of Biblical Studies at Grove City College, relates his experiences with students and how they need a solid grounding in the absolute quality of truth. Truth can't be 'your truth isn't my truth' - it has to be based on something. In this clash of worldviews we're having today, it's important to ground yourself in absolute truth.
81 minutes | a month ago
Underlying Spiritual Dimension
In the West, the battle of worldviews has a distinct underlying spiritual dimension to it that clearly defines each side. Dr. John Diamond (peacemakersoutreach.com), Founder and Executive Director of Peacemakers Outreach, joins us to look at why we have this divide and hot we can come together. A few decades ago, we removed God from the American landscape and as a result, we are not only warring against each in the realm of rhetoric and censorship, but also on the spiritual level. The best way to fight this battle is to bring God back to our country. And, of course, to pray. As a result of this massive divide, we are experiencing election chaos which has brought with it a clear paradigm shift. John, Carol, and Producer Steve sit down this week to discuss how, like it or not, no matter who occupies the White House come January, things are going to be decidedly different. They cover a potential Biden presidency, media colluding with democrats, and how the one-worlder crowd is attempting a post-Trump power grab. Finally this week, we drill down into the election chaos and see where we stand. After a long hiatus, we welcome back Dr. Tamzin Rosenwasser (aapsonline.org), a physician in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. She gives a history of how elections have operated, how electors are chosen, and how opposition to those electors are handled. She also covers evidence of fraud and the voting system software that allowed it. John closes out the program this week briefly highlighting the stages of persecution in a civilized society.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
End Times of Trouble
We have a mixed bag this week, beginning with the question: are we in the End Times? Andy Woods (sblc.org), Senior Pastor at Sugar Land Bible Church, joins us to look at the possibility. He cites Biblical examples of what will happen in the End Times and compares that with what we are seeing today. Technology may be the vehicle that Antichrist uses during his brief tenure. So are we already in the End Times or is this just the preparation period? A question arose during the election cycle about how Christians could vote for someone as obviously flawed as President Trump. Dr. Ben Voth (benvoth.com), Associate Professor and Director of Debate at Southern Methodist University, joins us to address that question. Several leaders in the Bible were less than righteous, including Paul and David. The question is: can the person get the job done? Dr. Voth also looks at the quality of presidential debates, what can be done to change them, and the importance globally of teaching debate. Finally this week, John reaches out to the other side of the ideological aisle to try and bridge the divide. He speaks with Mark Sommer, an award-winning radio and print journalist – and noted progressive. They use climate change and alternative fuels as an issue on which to come together. Unless people can push aside their differences and come up with realistic solutions that work on the ground, the divide doesn't get bridged and nothing is ever accomplished.
79 minutes | 2 months ago
Strange New World
When you're in a paradigm shift, like we are now, there are many important things to take a look at. First up this week is economics. No matter who eventually emerges the winner of this election, the American financial system and the global economy may look different. John and Carol discuss the U.S.'s massive debt load and the future of currency and global economics as well as what could happen with taxes, businesses, and relations with China should a Biden administration become a reality. Next topic on the slate is the massive and corrupt bureaucracy in government today. Larry Klayman (freedomwatchusa.org), Founder and Chairman of Freedom Watch, joins us to share details from his new book, It Takes a Revolution. The American people can take back this country from the corrupt bureaucrats by rising up and forcing change. It isn't easy but it needs to happen. There is a huge amount of information flying at us about the possible fraud behind this election and what the Trump administration is doing about it. John and Producer Steve take a look at President Trump's legal options, what could happen to the U.S. if Biden is sworn in, and the trouble with Dominion Voting software. Finally this week, we dive into the world of vaccines. Recent reports show that Pfizer has a vaccine that is 90% effective and Moderna has one that is 95% effective. Jane Orient (aapsonline.org), Physician in Internal Medicine, joins us to examine how effective the vaccine really is, the ability for those who take it to still spread the virus, and the ingenuity behind how it works.
79 minutes | 2 months ago
The Great Reset
One the biggest concerns facing us – regardless of who emerges as the victor in this election – is the threat of globalism. Back with us this week is Alex Newman (thenewamerican.com), Senior Editor at the New American magazine, who looks deeper into the United Nations' new plan for globalism called the Great Reset. They plan to eliminate individual freedom, sovereignty, and the free economic system, not to mention Christianity. Everything that God has ordained on this earth, they want to flip upside down. It's not so much a reset of the current system as it is a complete abolishment of it. Why is it that the division and rancor is so great today but a few decades ago, it wasn't nearly as bad? John takes a look at the differences between then and now in terms of commonality of worldviews. We didn't get here overnight; it took years to create the divide. We then replay a still relevant speech John gave in 2007 entitled, 'How Did We Get Here?' He discusses the Marxist takeover of education and the rise of consensus thinking. Finally, there is a push by far left groups to end-run the electoral college by enacting the National Popular Vote movement. State legislatures would agree to send electors to vote based on who won the popular vote nationally – regardless of who won the individual state. Trent England (saveourstates.com), Founder and Executive Director of Save Our States, is back with us to discuss how this would change politics for the worse, forcing politicians to placate their base rather than building coalitions.
79 minutes | 2 months ago
Critical Marxist Race Theory
What exactly is behind the critical race theory ideology John Murawski realclearinvestigations com an award-winning journalist who writes for RealClear Investigations joins us to play devil's advocate and point out the thinking behind both sides of the issue The values our country has always upheld hard work individualism etc are looked at as systems of oppression by those who espouse critical race theory Ultimately the problem is there's no shared vocabulary and no shared system of values between the two sides and that's what makes things so unstable The climate changers and environmentalists are always advocating for green energy but
78 minutes | 3 months ago
Anti-Semitism Merges with Cancel Culture
We have seen anti-Semitic attitudes, groups, and ideologies throughout the world, but what goes into the thinking behind it? Dr. Charles Jacobs (peaceandtolerance.org), President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, joins us to examine why people oppose Israel so virulently but are OK with other countries' atrocities. He also looks at why Jews in the West vote for anti-Semitic politicians, and why the UN and many Western governments seem to have it out for the state of Israel. Next, we've heard a lot about court packing in the past few weeks since Amy Cony Barrett's nomination and now acceptance to the Supreme Court bench. Mike Berry (firstliberty.org), General Counsel at First Liberty Institute is here to explain what court packing is, why democrats are so up in arms about this right now, and how activist judges torture legal language. It's constitutional warfare – who will come out on top? John and Producer Steve then sit down to discuss how some far left policies are beginning to or could soon spiral out of control. They look at the far left's attempt to fundamentally transform the country through court packing and eliminating the Electoral College, one-party rule in some states that have literally led to disaster, and woke corporations' critical race theory sessions. John finishes up the show this week with a sobering and sometimes graphic update on religious persecution, in the countries of China, Pakistan, Egypt, Russia, Nigeria, and Kenya.
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