Jun 15, 2019

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The Freedom to Bash Freedom

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Society needs economics, politics, and religion to fully function, but what happens when one leg wars with another? In this week’s boralogue, John advocates for holding tight to the truth amid the craziness of life. Worldviews intent on destroying the three legs of Western society will waver and eventually fold. We must always remember amid life’s distractions our reference points and never forget the important things in life. It keeps us anchored to reality and to truth.

Those who bash freedom are only afforded the ability to do so because of freedom. Dave Huber (www.thecollegefix.com), Assistant Editor at The College Fix, joins us to discuss college course topics like critical race theory and how Western civilization is considered white supremacy. Despite the efforts of freedom bashers, though, there is a pushback to it in the education system.

What are rare earth metals and why are they so important to our future? Silver expert and Founder of the Morgan Report, Dave Morgan (www.silver-investor.com) analyzes how rare earth metals are processed and China’s monopoly on them. He also predicts our economy’s near future.

The media agenda with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to blame Jews and Christians. Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting, examines the Ground Truth Project and their efforts to groom the next generation of mainstream media journalists.

Is Roe v. Wade heading for a downfall? Former Senior Associate at the Department of Education Dennis Cuddy (www.newswithviews.com) discusses the possibilities of Roe being overturned and what would happen if that comes to pass.

John finishes up this week looking at the worldviews and philosophies found in economics, politics, and religion, and the rights that government wants to impose on you that may go against your beliefs.

John’s quote of the week:
What we are seeing in the West is people trying to make things up as they go along, borrowing from Christianity when they need morality, changing it and adding things to it that they want and kicking other things out that they don’t want. All of this is done arbitrarily but they demand we all follow through on this terribly destructive nonsense. That’s why we’re in a bad way.

In this week’s Extras segment, we play a double feature of interviews John has given in the past week. First up is an appearance on It Seems To Me with Tom Read where the two speak about the media and how it has changed over the years. The second feature is John’s appearance on KYMS where he discusses a variety of issues including hate speech and the persecution of Christians around the world.

 

06/15/2019 The Freedom to Bash Freedom

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Have Faith and Keep Your Reference Points (1:45)
2 – Dave Huber – Western Civilization Called White Supremacy (13:29)
3 – Dave Huber – Pushback Against the Progressive Education Agenda (26:23)
      Dave Morgan – Rare Earth Metals (31:04)
4 – Dexter Van Zile – Media Bias Against Christianity (39:46)
5 – Dennis Cuddy – Possibility of Roe v Wade Being Overturned (51:47)
6 – John Loeffler – Us Against the World Regarding Our Rights (1:05:10)
7 – Extras Segment – John on American Christian Network and KYMS (1:18:03)

      End of Show (2:03:34)

 

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Jun 8, 2019

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Less Equal

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A lot of important topics this week on Steel so we are foregoing the boralogue and jumping right in with our first guest. Dr. Thomas Farr (www.religiousfreedominstitute.org), President of the Religious Freedom Institute, describes how the Equality Act is turning the First Amendment on its head by punishing people who hold traditional views on marriage and other issues. We should speak out and defend our rights and freedoms before it’s too late.

If TV crime dramas are to be believed, facial recognition software is quick, easy, and beneficial. But what’s the real story? Robert Bailey (www.reason.com), Science Correspondent at Reason.com, looks at the realities of facial rec and the potential for overreach and rights violations should the government get hold of it.

When it comes to the SATs, some scores are less equal than others. Rob Shimshock (www.campusreform.org), Correspondent Editor at Campus Reform, joins us to discuss the proposed adversity score for the SATs and how certain people groups are being disenfranchised because of it.

Christians are attacked in Palestinian Authority lands but no one seems to hear about it. Edy Cohen (www.besacenter.org), Researcher at the BESA Center in Israel, describes how Christians are persecuted in the West Bank and asks why Christians outside of the area are largely silent about it.

John finishes up this week looking at why politicians always seem to promote issues that never work, like gun control legislation. The problem is that they are focusing on the wrong things. If you don’t do what actually needs to be done to solve the problem, passing more legislation is not going to help.

John’s quote of the week:
The reason we have a right to privacy in this country is that government is not supposed to be trawling through the population trying to find crimes. You can’t live under that level of paranoia. It suppresses speech, it suppresses innovation, it suppresses religion – it suppresses freedom.

In this week’s Extras segment, we play John’s recent interview with Mike LeMay on Stand Up For The Truth on Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. John has a very interesting conversation about the nature of church and whether having a home church is a viable alternative. He tackles the tough questions like why is there a decline in church attendance, what is causing an increase in discrimination, and how dangerous is conforming to this world?

Listen to the Stand Up For The Truth one-hour, live daily podcast hereGoogle Play, or in iTunes.

 

06/08/2019 Less Equal

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Dr. Thomas Farr – Religious Liberty and the New Equality Act (1:27)
2 – Dr. Thomas Farr – Upholding Our Freedoms (13:29)
      Robert Bailey – Facial Recognition Software (19:23)
3 – Robert Bailey – Potential Abuses of Facial Rec (26:23)
4 – Rob Shimshock – SAT Adversity Score (39:46)
5 – Edy Cohen – Persecution of Christians by Palestinian Authority (52:40)
      John Loeffler – Persecution Update (1:03:04)
6 – John Loeffler – Why Politicians Push Unworkable Issues (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – John on Stand Up For The Truth: Church Realities (1:18:57)

      End of Show (2:03:27)

 

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Jun 1, 2019

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Tech-Knowledge-y

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Are we headed for another Civil War given our tremendous polarization and distaste for compromise? In this week’s boralogue, John looks at how we go to this point of no compromise and how, with the issue of abortion, there is a fundamental difference in worldview that makes it difficult to come together in agreement. If no one backs down, we could be headed for trouble.

Technology in the right hands can work wonders. In the wrong hands, however, it can be a nightmare. Steven Mosher (www.pop.org), President of the Population Research Institute, analyzes China’s social credit score system and describes the tactics used to impugn those with low scores. He goes on to discuss some horrific details behind China’s organ harvesting business.

Social media outlets are abusing technology in the form of censorship against politically incorrect views. Ashkhen Kazaryan (www.techfreedom.org), Director of Civil Liberties at TechFreedom, examines the fight for free speech and questions whether a social media outlet is a public commons or a private company.

How is socialism portrayed in our education system today? Timothy Snowball (www.pacificlegal.org), Attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation, discusses the stark difference between socialism and capitalism and shows how students in the West are being fed a false narrative that socialism is preferable to free markets.

John and Steve finish off the show this week looking at the impending “Deal of the Century,” the Trump administration’s proposed peace plan between the Israelis and the Palestinians. How do the media, Western countries, Arab countries, and Israel’s upcoming re-election in September fit in to the Deal of the Century?

John’s quote of the week:
It was 50 years ago that people could disagree and compromise on things. But why is compromise difficult today? The answer to that is: worldview. Before, we had a common worldview working toward different objectives. Today we have a collision of two different worldviews.

In this week’s Extras segment, we go back to August 2008 with Paul Mladjenovic, an investor who grew up in communist Croatia, who advocates for free markets because he and his family have seen the toll that socialism takes on society.

 

06/01/2019 Tech-Knowledge-y

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – No Compromise Could Lead to a Civil War (2:04)
2 – Steven Mosher – China’s Social Credit Score System (13:29)
      Steven Mosher – Organ Harvesting in China (20:50)
3 – Steven Mosher – Future of China (26:23)
      Ashkhen Kazaryan – Social Media: Public Commons or Private Editors? (34:51)
4 – Ashkhen Kazaryan – Fighting for Free Speech (39:46)
5 – Timothy Snowball – Socialism Today (52:40)
6 – John & Steve – Impending Peace Plan in the Middle East (1:06:03)
7 – Extras Segment – 2008 Interview with Paul Mladjenovic on Communist Croatia (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:51:16)

 

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May 25, 2019

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Postmodernism vs Freedom

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It’s important in the fight for our freedoms to understand how we arrived at where we are. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at the progression from scholasticism to the Reformation to the freedoms we have today. Freedom, responsibility, and devotion to God enabled us to gain the prosperity we have. Academia and the media are trying hard to eradicate these things and it’s up to us to understand the battle and fight for what we have.

After further dissecting how we got to this moment of postmodernism, John welcomes Ed Hindson (www.thekingiscoming.com), Dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies at Liberty University, who examines the problems with postmodern thought and the ways in which we can reach out to those who are struggling under this worldview.

John plays a Steel on Steel interview from March 2009 where he spoke with former ambassador to the UN – and our current National Security Advisor – John Bolton about American sovereignty and how the global governance crowd would like to see it vanish. This interview is just as relevant today as it was ten years ago.

Worldviews guide us in life but those rooted in the truth guide us to the right path. Writer and Pastor Wallace Henley (www.wallacehenley.net) joins us to discuss how Winston Churchill, with all of his faults and failures, was the right man at the right time in history. He also emphasizes the importance of worldviews to graduates as they transition from academia to the real world.

John’s quote of the week:
Tremendous freedom coupled with tremendous responsibility coupled with an intense devotion to God and to His Word – those three things enabled freedom in the West. If you take away any one of those three, you don’t have the prosperity that the West was able to achieve.

In this week’s Extras segment, we fire up the way back machine to December 2008, a month after Barack Obama won the presidency. John dissects postmodernism and multiculturalism, and then brings on author James Kalb to discuss how these ideals are different from traditional liberalism and how they are destroying freedom and Western culture.

 

05/25/2019 Postmodernism vs Freedom

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – John’s Boralogue – How We Arrived at Prosperity in the West (2:00)
2 – John Loeffler – How Postmodernism Emerged (13:29)
      Ed Hindson – Reason for the Divide in Society Today (20:27)
3 – Ed Hindson – How to Reach Out to Those Suffering Under Postmodernism (26:23)
4 – John Loeffler – Clip of John Bolton from 2008 about Sovereignty (39:46)
5 – Wallace Henley – Spirituality of Winston Churchill (52:40)
6 – Wallace Henley – Advice for Graduates Entering the Real World (1:06:03)
      John Loeffler – Memorial Day Message on Freedom (1:16:06)
7 – Extras Segment – Interview with James Kalb from 2008 about Postmodernism (1:18:57)

      End of Show (1:47:05)

 

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