Dr Koontz’s talk given at the The Henkel Conference at Ascension Lutheran Church in Madison, Tennessee.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the recent wildfires in Canada, our ignorance of the natural world, the emergency playbook of the state, and the recent Walk for Life event in Rockford, IL.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk return to the regular show by talking about the importance of words for civilization, the contested governorship of Arizona, DeSantis’s recent outcry against covid measures, and how to know you’ve been though a regime change.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the show by discussing Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and the change the internet has undergone over the last two decades, then discuss climate politics as another example of a strange social movement gaining traction by manipulating the visible and invisible.
Book mentioned: The Visible Hand, Alfred Chandler
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk take a break from the regular schedule to talk about current events in Canada. They discuss the history of the never-before-used Emergencies Act, the potential for escalation, the Left’s distinction between democracy and populism, and the cowardice of conservatives, concluding by making a contrast between fathers of a nation, or managers.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open the discussion for the new year by asking the question, “what is the Lutheran church?” They talk about the Year of Grace and the trouble ahead of us, including economic difficulties mirrored in the 70s and 80s and the camps proposed in New York. And finally, they discuss the necessity of self-control as a form of assertion and preparing for the future both within and without the system.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk bout the role of violence, its estrangement from modern life, and the historical normalcy of its use by citizens. They discuss how the nation was affected by the events of Jan 6th, the outbreaks of violence across American cities because the political machines are no longer working as intended, and the cannibalistic nature of the regime. They close by examining how inflation will affect standards of living, and the benefits of having a coherent group when trying to “opt out”.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about the origins and nature of vaccines, the U.S. government’s slow thinking leading to a narrow definition of health and its love of soft power, the lack of long term thinking in democratic systems, the differences between our government and late USSR government, and the case of Jacobson v Massachusetts concerning a mandatory Smallpox vaccination demonstrating that the Supreme Court will ultimately ‘side with the house’.