Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk talk about recent political developments, whether moving to red states will solve our problems, and the “red state blue state” thinking that induces passivity. They also continue discussion of the McCarthy investigations by looking at the Johns Committee and its findings to show the changing social pieties of America.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk open with a short discussion of video games simulating life without the meaning and wasting time that could be spent on real things, and then continue the discussion of the Spanish Civil War, talking about the interference of outside forces and the importance of creating ties with people in other places. Finally, they talk about the experience of Eric Blair (better known as George Orwell) in the Spanish Civil War and his books written not against the left, but against authoritarianism.
Books recommended: Mine Were of Trouble by Peter Kemp, and The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse by Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk follow up last week’s discussion on the nature of the Left with its counterpart, the Right. They discuss the cynicism and apathy of the right which feels that it can do nothing, how the right lacks any direction other than opposition to the left, and its growth whenever it becomes assertive in its message. They also discuss the role of masculinity and violence in politics, and conclude by saying that you cannot wait for a hero to save you from evil days, but must become that hero yourself.
Dr Koontz and Rev Fisk continue talking about Brazil, discussing crime statistics, the necessity of strong men to protect your community and the inevitability of father figures, President Jair Bolsonaro and his campaign of “Brazil before all others, God above everyone”, the Left’s ahistirical framing of events and its mission to destroy anyone who can provide for themselves and for others.