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Eric Metaxas on the Warning in His Book 'Letter to the American Church'
"The thesis of my book horrifying as it is, and I mean it with no exaggeration, whatever, is that the silence of the American church today on a host of issues is precisely similar to the silence of the German church in the 30s. It's exactly the same thing. I believe the lord led me to write my bahnhof for book, like really almost as a prophetic warning. I didn't know that when I wrote it, this is, you know, in 2008 came out in 2010. I just thought I'm telling an important story about a Christian hero, Dietrich bonhoeffer, and the story. And because my family grew up, my mother's from Germany lived through that period. I did. It was just very moving to me, but I realized in retrospect that the story of what happened to the German church, which many people are familiar with through my bahnhof her book is a warning to the American church and I look around and I see that the American church today to its deep shame is exactly silent in similar ways to the silence of the German church. And the thing is at the time in the German church, they didn't think they were doing wrong. They thought, well, we want to stay in our lane. We don't want to be political. We don't want to talk about that or that or that or that. You know, we just want to preach the gospel. They had all these kinds of theological excuses, which were totally wrong, and bahnhof recalls them out on it, tries to wake them up. He says these theological objections are only fear. And I see exactly the same thing. And again, with no exaggeration. Exactly the same thing happening today. People who have read my bahnhof her book, who would say like, oh, if I was alive, then I would have spoken, of course. It's so obvious. You got to speak against evil. Well, today they're not speaking against Steve. A lot of Christian leaders are being deadly silent on all kinds of issues and their excuses are all the same. Well, we don't want to be political. We don't want to be divisive. People who've read my book on William wilberforce, amazing grace. They read it and they go, oh, if I was alive in those days, I would have been right there with wilberforce. Well, I'm here to say that the people who got it wrong on the slave trade and on slavery. The Christians who got it wrong on those issues, the Christians who got it wrong on speaking against the Nazis. Christians are getting it wrong now in our generation and we are at an impossible inflection point on bearable I say because we only have a little period of time to get this right. In fact, we almost have no time. If we don't wake up and begin speaking now, it's like the German church in 1933, 34, 35.
Eric Is a Special Guest on the Becket Cook Show!
"Hey guys, welcome to the show. Today I have a very special guest. Eric metaxas. He's been on this show several times. And you probably know him from his book Bond hoffer, which is an amazing biography of Dietrich bonhoeffer. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. He's written mini biographies, including amazing grace on William wilberforce. And Martin Luther and he's written a book called miracles, which we discussed on this show before. And we discussed his memoir, fish out of water on this show before. But today, and he's written many other many other books. So but today we're going to talk about his latest book, letter to the American church. And I'm excited to have him on to get into this. But first, a word from our sponsor. Welcome Eric metaxas. I believe that's me. How are you? That is you. It looks like you. It's good to see you. Good to see you. Because you're one of those people, you encourage me. Thanks for having me on. You encourage me as well. I'm glad you're on and this book is encouraging letter to the American church. It's not only encouraging, but it's quite eye opening. And quite urgent. So I want to, in the introduction of the book, the very first sentence of your introduction, you say why you've written this book. I've written this book because I'm convinced the American church is at an impossibly and almost unbearably important inflection point. What is this inflection point? It's pretty simple. Anybody who knows the story of what happened to the church in Germany in the 1930s, anybody who knows is familiar with my bahnhof her book and the story of von for trying to wake up the German church. Knows that the silence of the German church led to hell on earth. And we put that right at the foot of the German church, more than at anyone else, got appointed them to speak, they chose to be silent by the time they figured out what was going on, it was too late. And the thesis of my book horrifying as it is, and I mean it with no exaggeration, whatever, is that the silence of the American church today on a host of issues is precisely similar to the silence of the German church in the 30s. It's exactly the same thing.
Antisemitism Is So Satanic
"If you want to know, this is always fascinating to me. We were mentioning the black Israelites, who are insane. They are absolute anti semites. Total anti semites. Nick Fuentes, who some people call a white supremacist, total anti semite. Anti semitism is so satanic that whenever you go over the edge into super crazy evil, you always bump into anti semitism. If you want my view on anti semitism, read my biography of Dietrich bonhoeffer, where I think I make pretty clear the Christian view of anti semitism. What I guess, what I want to point out to people, even if you don't want to think about the morality of antisemitism in the wake of something like the Holocaust. Consider that being Amy semitic is like getting a lobotomy for your movement. You're cutting off the all the smart people. All this money people, but I don't just mean Jews. I mean people like me when I were friendly with Jews who grew up around you who liked Jewish people who are attracted by the sophisticated Irving cosmopolitan culture that Jewish people tend to be involved with. We like all that. You're cutting us off too. None of us are going to have anything to do with you because you are programmatically an intentionally stupid and morally obtuse. All at the same time. So bye bye. So if you're talking about trying to create a an effective conservative movement, don't cut off your frontal lobe by adopting stupid crass any semitic idiocy. I don't know how to be any clearer. Yeah,
"dietrich" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Dot com. And the Bloomberg business app, this is Bloomberg radio. Now a global news update. It looks like the 2024 presidential race might be becoming more defined. Former president Trump says he might just have to run again in 2024. The comment came during a Saturday rally in robstown, Texas, as midterms quickly approach, he used the rally to call out multiple democratic candidates running in Texas, including calling beto o'rourke, quote a flake. Speaking on the recent subpoena demanding he testify about his efforts to overturn his 2020 reelection loss, Trump said lawmakers should be investigating, quote, the crooked, stolen election instead. Canada's prime minister is freezing handgun sales and transfers, Justin Trudeau announced a ban on any exchange of handguns between individuals in addition to a stop to foreign handguns being brought into the country from abroad. He said his citizens have the right to feel safe in their homes in their schools and in their places of worship. New York City mayor Eric Adams says New Yorkers want more cops on the subways, and he says the city's new crime fighting initiative will deliver. David folk Thomas has the very latest. The mayor appearing at a press conference alongside governor hochul, Saturday afternoon at the Grand Central subway station. The pair unveiling the cops cameras and care initiative, which will put more officers on patrol in the subway system. People have stated over and over again, they feel better and safer when that uniform officer is there. The city has seen an increase in headline grabbing violent crime on the subways recently, including commuters being shoved onto the tracks, and even sword attacks. And president Xi Jinping is securing a historic third term as the leader of China, his third 5 year term breaks tradition as he amended the Chinese constitution back in 2018 by removing the two term limit. I'm Jim Forbes. The founder of Red Bull has passed away Dietrich matches cofounded the company in the 1980s with the energy drink going on to become one of the most popular in the world. Match hits is also known in the world of racing, taking over the Jaguar Formula One team in 2004 and rebranding it to Red Bull Racing, which has gone on to win multiple championships. He was 78. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the murder of an 81 year old Woodland hills California woman during a home invasion robbery, the victim's daughter, Clara Kemp says, her mother's body was found by family members who were concerned after she failed to show up at an event that evening. To brutalize at home, it is one thing. To rob a home, it's another thing. But the horrific nature in which they murdered her. It truly is just a disgusting. Oak jiao Kim was discovered August 2nd inside a bedroom at her residence, LAPD detectives say Kim was stabbed, strangled, and set on fire. Her husband died last year, family members say she was looking forward to traveling and spending the holidays and birthdays with loved ones. The reward was announced on Thursday, no arrests have been made. CDC director Rochelle Walensky is self isolating after testing positive for COVID-19, according to a release from the health agency, walensky tested positive Friday night and is isolating at home with mild symptoms. She is set to attend planned meetings virtually, walensky is the latest in a string of high profile government officials to test positive for the virus, and Drake is set to drop his second project of 2022, the rapper announced he is releasing an album with 21 savage entitled her loss on October 28th. The date entitled were revealed on Saturday, midway through the music video for the duo's collaboration, Jimmy cook's, off of Drake's album, honestly, never mind. I'm Jim
Billy Hallowell Interviews Eric for CBN
"With us, one of my favorite authors Eric metaxas Eric, how you doing today? One of your favorite authors, you mean you're comparing me to Tolstoy. Is that what's happening? I'm going to let it go. I'm going to let it go. That's what's happening. Thank you very much. Well, look, look, we've got to start here because I know you're probably tired of hearing me say this every time we talk, but I look at your career, you have done hard hitting commentary on politics. You've written for veggie tales. You've done New York Times bestselling books. I mean, you've done a range of work. It's a really eclectic career. What is it that inspires all of those sort of different things that you do so well? That's very kind of you, honestly, even to notice. And I think I've always been eclectic. I've always been broad. I've had broad interests. And I think early on in my career, people said, Eric, you have to choose. And I think over time I realized, no, I don't have to choose. I have to do what I think God is calling me to do. And if it ends up being a broad range of things, it ends up being a broad range of things. If somebody had talked to me 20 years ago and said, Eric, do you think you'll ever write a biography? I would have emphatically said no. I don't see myself writing biographies. I thought I would write novels. I thought I would do all kinds of things. But the lord led me, I can say bluntly without going into details here. But the lord led me to write my book on William wilberforce called amazing grace, which subsequently was his way of leading me to write about Dietrich bahnhof, and the baumhoff story opened my career up in a completely new way. I got invited to speak at the national prayer breakfast, which got me invited to do radio. I never had any ambition or desire to do radio, but I've been doing it for 7 years now, and that of course led to TV, which was something that I felt was God's calling on my life. So I just wanted to follow God's calling, but it has led me into a lot of different things. I've written, as you mentioned, a lot of children's books that people don't even know that I've written and there are a lot of things that I'm yet to do that people probably will be surprised about. But I think the bottom line is I'm trying to follow God's leading
The Most Quoted Verse of the Holocaust Was Romans 13
"Most quoted verse of the Holocaust was Roman's 13. And this is the most important thing that people don't realize. There were thousands of pastors that did nothing during the Holocaust. And I know you're probably exhausted with Nazi reference, too bad, get over it, okay? It happened. In a country where there was a lot of institutional Christianity. Mainline Protestantism was very well established in Nazi Germany. It was not the majority belief majority was agnostic, but it was 30 to 40% of the country. And if you want to really all of a sudden challenge your view of what a political pastor is, go read Eric metaxas book on a bond hoffer. It will challenge your belief to the court of Dietrich bonhoeffer, who did everything he possibly could to try to stop Hitler because he saw what was happening. Of God's chosen people that were being systemically murdered, but the American that the American the German church at the time said we're going to do nothing because it says some Romans 13, we must submit to Adolf Hitler. Most court adverse. Now I'm not saying that's what we're living through now. I'm not making that I'm not saying that, but I am saying that we're definitely on a trajectory of tyranny and the same sort of language as being reintroduced very, very generously. And it's not just there though. By the way, it's country after country that we see where the church agrees to co op itself. Another
David Limbaugh and Eric Discuss Framing and Deciphering the Bible
"Think Christians sometimes have this magical view of scripture because it's the word of God. They think like if a parrot is reciting scripture, it's just magic. And you think, no, we are actually supposed to understand what it says. If it's anointed by the Holy Spirit, of course, there's this magic element where it can do things miraculous things and, you know, some people are going to be upset with the word magic. Tough luck for you. But the point is, it is miraculous. It is anointed, but at the same time, we are supposed to understand it with our minds. And if you just crack open a Bible, you might not have a clue. Even when somebody, I mean, your chapter has chapter one colossians, a defense against early heresies. So your framing this, you're helping somebody understand, oh, the book of colossians essentially is the apostle Paul dealing with heresies. He's writing to the people in colossi. And it begins to get you into what it is that you're reading. It's not just I'm reading these magic words. And that's another great insight that I share. When I first started reading the Bible, I can't tell you how much I benefited from books about the Bible. But I think you have to have a certain level of discernment so that you don't go off on the extreme wacko people. Right. And I think a gift I've had. And this sounds bragging, but by definition, it's not bragging when you're talking about a spiritual gift because from the Holy Spirit from God is discernment. So I've been able to filter through. And so I've known Earl and plus I had some good mentors early on who are conservative Bible, blade and Christians. But having said that, I mean, I think there's a level of kind of a pure legalism and almost virtual virtue signaling from people. Who say, no, you can't write about the Bible. No, no, no, no. First of all, if you knew David limbo, who it is with whom you are speaking, this then sounds like, you know, the woman at the well. If you knew who it was with whom you were speaking, you would ask me, no, I'm not kidding. If you knew who you're talking to, Eric my taxes, because what you just said, I have gotten for practically two decades. People are like, who what right do you have to write on Dietrich bonhoeffer? You're like, if you wrote for vegetarians, what are your credentials? And you think usually I would say like, yeah, those are my credentials. I can actually communicate, whereas many theologians and many academics who have written on this subject, they may have spent decades researching it, but they don't have the ability effectively to communicate
God Is Giving Us an Opportunity to Avert This Horror
"Wrote a book which will be out in a number of weeks called letter to the American church. I was not planning to write this book. But the reason I wrote it is because the parallels to what happened in Germany because I had the privilege of telling the story of Dietrich bonhoeffer and familiarizing myself with that narrative. And for years, I've been saying, we're moving in this direction. We're moving in this direction. Well, obviously, we have dramatically left ahead in this direction. But it is my hopeful belief, genuine. I'm not being a pollyanna. I think that by allowing these horrible things to happen, God is allowing us to look at the example of Bond hoffer and what happened to the German church in the 30s and the Holocaust to look at that and saying, this is exactly what you deserve. This is exactly what is happening right now, but in my mercy, I'm giving you the opportunity to avert this horror. Will you choose now that you know? And obviously I write about that in this book letter to the American church because I think that there are people that if they can just be persuaded to look at the facts, I think that they will come to the same conclusion that we are on the verge of an abyss. But we are not forced to march into the abyss. We have the ability to stop before we get there. Now you just said, because when we make parallels to the Holocaust, of course, people are going to raise their roll their eyes and well, whether it's something literal like the Holocaust or close enough, unspeakable evil, okay? The people who did that, okay? I'm related to many of them. Germans say, how did this how did they do this? Are they uniquely evil? Now, if you believe the Germans like Daniel goldhagen writes that they're uniquely evil, you are yourself a racist. It's like saying the Jews are uniquely evil. All human beings are equal. And we have choices. And if you do not have the courage to make the right choice, you drift along with what becomes evil.
God Is the Author of Your Life
"That this was not a fair election. And when you know that, and you know there's a huge price to be paid for speaking up to that. But you think, can I remain silent? Can I write about somebody like Dietrich Bonham for who gave his life for the truth? And I'm going to remain silent to help my career, I don't give a damn about my career. God is the author of my career. And if you don't know that the God is that God is the author of your life and that your job is just to do the right thing and trust him with the results. If you don't live that way, you're not free. You need to be free.
If You Keep Your Mouth Shut, God Will Judge You
"In my book about Dietrich bahnhof from the Holocaust. One of the figures in the story of that book is Martin nimoy. And Martin niemoller, who wrote that now famous poem first they came for the trade unionist, then they came for this. And then when they came for me, there was no one left to speak up for me. That is the story of our time that ladies and gentlemen, if you don't do your part now, honestly, you know, God is judging us for when we speak up and for when we keep our mouths shut. If you keep your mouth shut, I promise you, God is judging you for that because people depend on us having the courage to speak the truth. And we all get courage from others who have courage. And I've gotten encouraged from Simone gold and Brandon struck and others who have been persecuted, but it has made them stronger.
"dietrich" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"In person, so to listen, people who don't understand Dietrich bahnhof her, Dietrich bonhoeffer, who, you know, was not living at a time when this was some big hot issue. But he wrote, I quote it in my bahnhof for biography. He wrote very, very clearly that it is nothing but murder, murder. He didn't say it dispassionately. He didn't say it without compassion. Anybody who's close to this issue knows that that this is difficult for some people. And in fact, let's be honest, many women are bullied into this by their boyfriends who do not want to get married. They do not want to be stuck with this person. No, no, no, no. They just want to have sex with this person. And they then threaten them if you don't get an abortion. I'm out of here. I can't deal with this. So because a lot of these broken women want to cling to these broken men, they go along with this decision. We have to be clear, folks. There's nothing happy about this. This is no reason to celebrate. And anyone who tells you it is the idea of an abortion is a cause for celebration. They're searing their own consciences. I don't understand how, by the way, the Ronald Reagan said that you notice how everybody that's for abortion is already here already. They're already born. Said about it. He said, to our Playboy culture, pregnant woman is broken toy. And the abortionist is a toymaker who fixes her so you can play with her again. I remember you're quoting that it's so bleak, but it's true. Yeah. And I think we have to be honest, you know, now that this has happened, maybe we can have the other side of the conversation where we talk about how women have been used and abused by men. In other words, when you talk about things like toxic masculinity, this is what we're talking about. We're talking about a culture where men take advantage of women and then persuade the women like Stockholm syndrome to participate in their own degradation. Did you ever see those college boys with the sweatshirts that said, hose before embryos? Hose before embryos. These guys know, they know the states. And indeed, I think, has one state after another embraces human dignity and decency and the best interests of women. You're going to see the sexual revolution gradually repealed with all the destruction and the chaos. But do you know the Jennifer roback Morse? She's a skylight. I had her as a guest at Socrates in the city, go to Socrates in the city dot com, Jennifer roback Morris. Her group, the Ruth institute, is having its summit for the survivors of the sexual revolution. Right now, this weekend, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. And it's going to be a very festive atmosphere. I'm sure after this decision came out. But she talks about the sexual revolution as being like the Russian revolution. The French revolution, the Nazi revolution, a political power grant. Based on a utopian vision of man and imaginary picture of men that forces millions of people using the power of the state, forces them to go along with that utopian vision and results in misery, death and degradation for tens of millions of people. Her book is the sexual state and in it she makes this argument that the sexual revolution is every bit as much a bloody political revolution as the Chinese revolution. Oh, I see that my commentary, which I wrote in advance being ready for it, about Ferro V wade. Dancing on roe V wade's grave. My new column is.
Eric Discusses Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Abortion
"Bonhoeffer, who, you know, was not living at a time when this was some big hot issue. But he wrote, I quote it in my bahnhof for biography. He wrote very, very clearly that it is nothing but murder, murder. He didn't say it dispassionately. He didn't say it without compassion. Anybody who's close to this issue knows that that this is difficult for some people. And in fact, let's be honest, many women are bullied into this by their boyfriends who do not want to get married. They do not want to be stuck with this person. No, no, no, no. They just want to have sex with this person. And they then threaten them if you don't get an abortion. I'm out of here. I can't deal with this. So because a lot of these broken women want to cling to these broken men, they go along with this decision. We have to be clear, folks. There's nothing happy about this. This is no reason to celebrate. And anyone who tells you it is the idea of an abortion is a cause for celebration. They're searing their own consciences. I don't understand how,
Eric Welcomes Author Thomas Sheahen to the Show
"Now. My guest is doctor Thomas. Shein, the book is every win. God, symmetry and time. Doctor Thomas Sheehan. Welcome to the program. I'm very pleased to be here, Eric, thank you for having me on. Well, listen, this is your title is beautiful. Every win is just, it's kind of like this mystical. It's almost, it seems like Tolkien came up with it or something like that. But before we get into God's symmetry and time, I want people to know who you are. So look, you got your degrees, your PhD from MIT, which is that's a community college, I believe, on the outskirts of Boston, right? Massachusetts institute of technology. You've done so much over the years that I don't know really where to start. You've co authored reports on things like rocket reentry instrumentation for Bell Labs. What years were you at Bell Labs, my goodness? It was during the Vietnam period from 66 to 73. And the best use of my talent in those days was to use my scientific knowledge to advance our defenses in our country. Well, I want to say that Dietrich bahnhof was fiance, Maria van vadem, Meyer, worked at Bell Labs. I think she may have been there at the end of your tenure. She ran a whole department there. She died very young of cancer in 1977. But it's perfectly possible that she was there when you were there. I had to ask
If Eric Could Have Dinner With 4 People, Who Would They Be?
"If you could have dinner with four people living or dead, who would they be? You know what's interesting about that question is that it's as if you could have dinner. Like it's always dinner. It's not like if you could hang out or whatever. If they're dead, they're not going to eat. And I think to myself, a lot of these dead people, they're no fun. No, it's interesting because you start thinking, would it be possible? It's such a theoretical question. It wouldn't be possible to have dinner with the four people I'd like to have dinner with, because even if they were there, my jaw would be hanging open. For four days before I would get to actually talking to them, right? But what for? You know, I mean, everybody knows that it's kind of like what the animals, like, which top 5. It's like, well, they're all dogs. And maybe a monkey. I mean, if you could have dinner with anybody, if it wouldn't be Jesus, who would it be? Can you even imagine? Can you imagine what it would be like to talk with him? As I read this book by Jeannie Constantino, which is a title, the crucifixion of the lord of glory, the king of glory, it just brings Jesus to life, lately I've been reading some and you just think that's all I can't even. There's just no, there's no way. So it's easy for me to say Dietrich brah Hoff or William wilberforce Martin Luther, I guess. Martin Luther, Paul linn, Charles Nelson Riley, dick cavet and David
Which of Eric's Book Subjects Does He Find Most Aspirational?
"Eric, which of the individuals that you wrote biographies about, do you aspire to be most like William wilberforce, Dietrich bonhoeffer, Martin Luther, or Donald de caveman, I'm a little nonplussed by that question. The question comes in, first of all, anonymous Schmidt. I think I know who this guy is. And I don't like him. I've met him. I've gotten to know him and I don't like him. No, actually, I love this guy. He's very funny. And so the question is, of all the biographies I've written, which subject of the biographies do I aspire to be like, William wilberforce, the great the great will before us. Dietrich bahnhof or Martin Luther were Donald, the caveman. Now here's the thing, anonymous Schmidt. I don't know how to break it to you, okay? But sit down. I hope you're prepared for this. Donald the caveman is a fictional character. It's based on Donald Trump who is a real character, but Donald the caveman is a fictional character. So I really can't answer this question. I'm not saying it's stupid. I'm not saying you're stupid, but I might be, but I'm not saying it on the air. All right, look, I've had enough. I'm angry. All right, the answer is no, he always writes in funny stuff. And this is funny. So Donald the caveman is the hero of three children's books that I wrote. They're really humor books for adults that look like children's books and people are giving them to kids. So now we're saying their kids books. But it's the Donald the caveman series. And if you want to see them, you have to go to my store dot com and you'll see them there. But Donald the caveman is a simple caveman who solves problems. He sees problems, and he's too simple to see the complicated reason they can't be solved, and he just solves them. So it's a little bit like Donald Trump. But wilberforce, bohnhoff and Martin Luther, who are the subjects of my other of my actual biographies, it's impossible to say, because they are all genuinely great, great men, and so I will say, I don't
There's a Huge Update on This BioLab Story...
"So the story emerged a few weeks ago and there was a chronology to it Bio labs in Ukraine story starts to pop First of course like every good left this they said well anyone talking to access anything Compared to so once they say conspiracy theory I'm like oh my gosh something's definitely there Maybe a conspiracy but it's not a theory if the left says so So I'm like let me start looking into this So I do some homework turns out the stories in fact accurate that there are bio labs in Ukraine Then I'm told that if you dare ask the question about these bio labs potentially producing dangerous materials and even worse my gosh bioweapons if you ask that you will definitely be called a conspiracy theorist which said to me now's the time to double down and ask even more questions about this So the national pulse Natalie winners and Raheem kassam turns out they did a little digging about this Probably did the digging for the same reasons I do digging on stories because when the left freaks out again you can almost be guaranteed the story's true So first on one specific angle Jim queue up for me cut 6 I was wondering why the Biden administration first was so eager to make the story about bio the bio labs existence at all in Ukraine go away Forget the hunter angle for a second I'm going to get to that in a second That's obviously critical But I was like what's the problem Well it turns out Tucker Carlson did some digging too Spoke to some sources And as it turns out there are bio labs and bioweapons facilities around the world And one of the reasons your taxpayer dollars are funding some of it is because of this Jim play cut 6 Why exactly are we paying for bio labs in Ukraine of all places How long has this been going on And what's the purpose of it So he started poking around to find out We did We just spoke to someone who knows the answer to this question someone with direct firsthand knowledge of this topic It turns out that our government has for some time funded biolabs in Ukraine that do among other things research on yes biological weapons This is not a conspiracy theory It's true So why is the U.S. government doing this In Ukraine the answer because no one wants to do bioweapons research in this country It's too dangerous and it's too unpopular For decades the U.S. government worked on bioweapons at places like fort Dietrich and suburban Maryland or underground at the army's dugway proving ground outside Salt Lake City But after a series of accidents and controversies the government decided to move bioweapons research offshore Ukraine among other countries was a perfect place to relocate Because Ukraine is not a democracy the Ukrainian government can host all the bioweapons research at once There's nothing ordinary Ukrainians can do about
Eric and James O'Keefe Discuss Doing the Right Thing
"Hey folks we're talking to the author of American muckraker rethinking journalism for the 21st century. His name is James O'Keefe. James O'Keefe, you just said that a lot of people are scared. This is the issue, right? And so part of it. But what you and I believe, and what many people in history have believed is that there is a God. There is such a thing as truth. And I need to do the right thing because I know that whatever they want to call it, God, the universe will back me up. In other words, that to not do the right thing, ultimately I pay a much bigger price. I sell my soul to the devil so that I don't get in trouble today. And I really do believe, I mean, if I'm speaking in churches, I say that, you know, you should worry about what God thinks. You should fear God. Don't fear what people can do to you or whatever. But we're in a culture now we're doing the right thing is less celebrated. As you're saying, it's kind of, it really is we have been generally and collectively cowed by fear of losing an Instagram account or this or that. And so we are being controlled. And never more than now has it mattered that people say no, no. I will do the right thing. And I, in my position, I would say, I will trust God with my career. With my voice, I have to I have to get serious. What do I believe? And I think people need to be encouraged that when you do the right thing, yeah, it will work out for you in the end, no matter what happens, somehow you can't, you can not really I've written about Dietrich bonhoeffer. He went to the gallows for doing the right thing. But he believed that Jesus defeated death on the cross. Like at the end of the day, you have to decide what you believe. And I think that we're just living in a culture where a lot of people aren't sure. And so they're kind of hanging back and they're letting people like you get handcuffed. Well, I mean, this is you mentioned Bond hoffer. I wrote about Alexander silts and eats and in this book and he talks about in the gulag archipelago, which I heavily cite, because that book kind of changed my mindset and he says, you have a choice to make. You go to one direction you might lose your life. You go to another direction, you go against your conscience. And to follow your conscience and wherever it leads you is important. But it does come down to fear. It comes down to fear of, as you say, fear of God not man, one of our whistleblowers I asked her, Jody, O'Malley, from HHS, this is in September. I said, aren't you afraid? And she said, I fear God not man. But do actually do that. I think is the point. And I spoke at one church, calvary in California. I don't really speak the churches, but my feeling Eric is that maybe Christians are too afraid. And maybe they're not acting out on their faith.
The Paradox of Dictatorship
"Why was Stalin so brutal? Why was Mao so brutal? So an easy explanation is that while they were evil, yeah, of course they were obviously they were godless and soulless. But it takes someone willing to do evil to hold onto power. So this is the paradox of dictatorship. The paradox of dictatorship, which Julius Caesar experienced the hard way to Napoleon to Alexander the Great is that it's easy to assume power. It's really hard to hold on to it. Because if you have absolute power, you'd be fooling yourself if other people around you wouldn't want that power for themselves as well. And so this is the machiavellian dilemma, you're not exactly able to win over support by just paying people off always. Were to just give them goodies. Eventually, there will be pushback. Eventually people will start conspiracies. They will start coups. They will start efforts to destabilize you. Again, Julius Caesar, a great example of this, but also, many people don't know that Hitler had many attempts against his life. Several failed assassination attempts. In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, the movie Valkyrie went through this in quite great detail, great detail. Hitler would have just sat in a different chair at different time. He would have been killed by an explosive suitcase. And if I remember correctly, there was another assassination plot might have been that one that was actually designed by Dietrich bahnhof for himself. The people around Hitler did not always support what he did, Stalin as well.
Eric Recalls His Early Days as an Advertising Copywriter... For Ex-Lax
"Oh, here we are at the Babylonian interview show and we have a very special guest mister Eric metaxas in person at the Babylon B not literally in person, but yeah. Not little. I think he is literally in person, isn't it? Well, I guess technically, that would be true. Or off to goods. Do you want to be a little about the word literally? Yeah. Have you noticed people English major writer? So when people miss speak and say, literally, it's like, you know, we literally blew up, you know? It's like, no, that's the whole point. You didn't literally blow up. You blew up. The numbers blew up, but that's not literally, but no, I actually, I got to confess, I am literally here. Well, speaking of literally blowing up. Great transition books about smart Luther Dietrich bonhoeffer, William wilberforce, and you also wrote a commercial for X lax. Can you tell us about that commercial? I did write it right here. Actually, this is not insignificant. In a way. It is totally true that during the worst periods of my life had to take a job as a copywriter for gray advertising. So if you think advertising is cool, like anybody in the advertising business who thinks it's kind of cool. They think yes, but if you sell out, you go to gray advertising. Like they do the stuff that no one else will do. Like X lax. And so I was working with an ad director who was so evil seeming to me that I asked if I could be switched and I said, yeah, well, three years to Mark Schwartz, he does, you know, pharmaceutical. He was a really cool guy. And my first assignment was ex lax, and the ex lax thing, it's so weird because some commercials like it's so they kind of write themselves like they tell you what they want and they just need someone physically to be there and to say like, okay, I wrote this. But so they had this whole thing, you know, somebody comes home with a bag of groceries a mom. You see you got your ex lax, you know, blah, blah, blah. So I wrote that. But the point is, I do they ask their parents, say, I see you got your excellent. It was certainly no. When I was 6. I remember. So you got your exact. But here's the key to the whole thing. The key to the whole thing is that at that time, X lax was either being sued or something because it was such a powerful laxative. Let me say that again. It was such a devastatingly powerful laxative that is sometimes gave people unbelievable cramps and this and that. So they were moving over to an herbal formula, which of course couldn't be nearly as effective, right? So the commercial that I did for X lax was the last actual X lax commercial. After that, they switched over and it became X lax and quotes because the brand. So for 90 years they had this formula soil I wrote the last X lax commercial.
"dietrich" Discussed on Italian Wine Podcast
"Serve drinks right and it has to be their own produced wines and local foods from either they produce or them. Exactly your head wants out. He yes yes now that That's just sort of place. I is really lovely when one is find yourself in an area and it's a time when these places are open that i would be making a beeline to. I'm sure our listeners would too so you'll near experienced well not as much as i'd like to be. I would love to come back because it is such a beautiful area. And i'd like to come to sample your winds to meet in person you owe more than what Pleasure finally for our listeners if they find themselves in your area. Can you recommend a local restaurant that serves very typical cuisine. Man may be perhaps one also. That's doing things more creatively. Let's say we have a high standard dove restaurants here and it's it's hard to pick one restaurants where you should have to go but we have A nice little restaurant of fi quality food in the dna so the village next to us. It's called the vecchio sony. it's a good client of us and his producing really Food and of course he serves good wine. And it's a little bit above the beyond. What yana so the the rally of the trentino. And you're really nice overview you see the brenta mountains. I would recommend to go there a wonderful. That sounds beautiful spot. Dietrich thank you so much for taking some time away from your harvest. I know you'll be going straight from the microphone to on the trucks onto the track. There i have to pick up the books as health graves. Good well it's been a real pleasure learning the story of and sits new ceo and i really enjoyed talking to you. I look forward to meeting and particularly want to visit your shanka wien attack to try your winds over plate in the spec that your father's mate so festive luck for the twenty twenty one harvest and i hope to meet soon. Fake matz and good day. Everyone now.
Rays Beat Tigers 5-2, Extend AL East Lead to 8 1/2 Games
"Dietrich Enns earned his second win in Mike Zunino it is thirty first home run is the Tampa Bay rays defeated the Detroit Tigers five to two ends to go over for opener Lewis head in the second and allowed a run on three hits in four innings of work Sununu's two run blast off reliever drew Carlton in the six give the race a five one lead when extends the rays leading the American League east eight and a half games over idle Toronto in Boston and trims the magic number to win the division to a Steve Kearney St Petersburg
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"It's a lot of patience islam money. Yeah that's not a patient yeah So then even like on sunday and and other stuff you have someone in the office. No so we just answer them remotely but monday through friday. It's really important so we answer and that's one thing i think. A lot of patients really like is if we get emergency we can answer the phone on the weekend and she'd say hey. Send me a picture through through. We can take a look at it and let you know when he's to happen. You know booked a lot of. She's for monday on saturday evening. When we're sitting on the couch and it takes thirty seconds to three minutes for her to answer couple text messages and make a parent feel much more ease where some people just when they're out of the office. They don't want to deal with it anymore. It's done. it's my weekend. But if you take those you know minute or two minutes to just respond. A few tax messages. Goes a long way with parents. Because i mean the weekend. You're like binge watching something the office you're looking at. Are you going to go that dietrich are you going to get that in the exactly but but at the same time now if they can send it because we can see the pick you know they can text us picture and she can see kind of fits number and seen they really need to come in or if they can wait till monday which a lot of times they can then instead of having to come in for an emergency patient we can wait. See him on monday. And it's so then do you guys just answer those remote calls or your teams also designated like hey. Are you gonna.
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"It they're awesome. Blur probably one of their worst customers when it comes to install because it got pushed back so far it was just a nightmare but they were fantastic word for rubens buried. I have a love. Hate relationship with henry shine. I love her. Shine rep here but some of the follow through with the equipment people on the pack and hasn't been that great. Who's weirdo 'cause we did our original order on the benko rep. I think had a heart attack or something like that so there was like no bank arap here for like a couple months so we ended up going shine..
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"See adult special needs with medicaid and we've had to limit how many patients we do see just because how much time consuming it is but at the end of the day. She wants to have dental accessible to everyone that needs it and unfortunately a lot of the kids do have medicaid. Need the most route. So it's something will definitely hold onto forever. How do you guys manage like the doctors or your wife's time like with that with medicaid. Because i know like you can try and you can do a lot of work but maybe not efficient enough. It's like make so from my understanding cheese really fast. As far as her work goes so she can run eventually. She'll be running six ops herself here at her other practice. She was running seven ops. With two restorative with the medicaid with the bigger cases. We do offer in office so we do that right now. Two days a month. But we're going to up to four days a month next year in your wife's doing it all on. We have a general amnesty zoologist. Who comes in okay. Gotcha do you guys plan to eventually hire another associated now. Yes hopefully by next summer depending on growth and everything like that but we're going to expand the office so we're gonna add other. I think it's a five bay open bay and then two more private rooms so we're taken on another three thousand square feet nice man. You're on track to making your tenth office man tent. I would love..
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"It's worth one interesting thing they have is most of our staff speak spanish. So we do. Have one specific pediatrician. That only see spanish patients so we get a lot of referrals from from that so we try and find different avenues. That are kind of not the normal. I guess you would say to try and make ourselves standout gotcha. yeah normally. how much would you say if somebody's listening to like. Dang i wanna do a dietrich's doing i'm gonna get ten gift. Baskets roughly pricewise. How much would that be an forty or fifty bucks per basket or the whole thing. All a good man has really good at mean. She goes like the dollar store. You know different things like that than just she always. There's like one. I forget the name of the company that sells stickers may have big sales every like two or three months so she buys a ton of stickers and different things like that. But yeah i mean go the dollar store and spend fifty or seventy bucks on stuff and then put together all these baskets. That's perfect that's like not even even dass. Yeah yeah exactly..
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"I like how you said that dietrich like last month yeah married this month. Marathon bourbon baby. I it's been fun. It's been. I mean just a busy busy two years with the practice but the wedding and then we decided to renovate earned tire house to five. Yeah hey man by like marriage is fun you gotta realize this has been you know what i mean like. It's going to be definitely. Yeah you're gonna hate. Who does i was talking to casey. Go the other day from brewington. Ten teeth yes hunky. Who's doing bourbons. Bourbon what is it called..
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"And start him off at fifteen in the first ninety days in an experience grows usual bump them up by dollar dollar. Except what's the minimum wage over. There want us hits like nine or ten dollars. Only gosh and you're starting up at fifteen. Yeah yeah that's a and they went eighteen nineteen. Yeah what do you tell them. We just tell them as new office can't afford that and this is where we can start you in. Here are the benefits to working with our offices. There's room to grow you know. We have planned in expanding soon. Add in other states. I think it's a five or six chair open bay plus two more private rooms and do you ever think like oh man they do say okay. Fine i'll go. They're not gonna be like always thinking in the back of their mind. Like i mean my raise. You know what i mean like. You immediately turned off by them. Like you're like i don't want anyone to hire you anymore. You can. i think people right now because of everything going on with the fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage and there seem signs where five guys starting at seventeen in our alone. People are just putting that out there to see what happens but you have to have a realistic conversation. You can go work at five. That's seventy dollars an hour. You're probably get fifteen to twenty dollars now or fifteen to twenty hours a week and that's not a real is at a career you want whereas this job is career you can grow with you know. There's more positions that are available to grow within the company. You create like loan. They're exactly you tell them that now. Yeah i mean. And that's i mean our goal. Is you know my wife's biggest thing is she wants everyone who works here tonight at work second job be able to live off of the salaries of make year and enjoy coming to work every day..
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"The rant was like you know ten twelve thousand a month which was just too much and then this office is actually like basic point one miles outside of not compete and it just came up in the location was great. The cost was great so he jumped on it. Nice that's good you guys. You guys found it yourselves or do you hire a realtor. We use a realtor who specializes in Dental practices and commercial real estate. Okay do you remember his name. His name's kevin. I don't know his last name. Kevin kevin Okay that's interesting okay. So you found the location you guys decided to get the loan make it there make it happen and then from that point on. How do the build out process go like where. Where does the budget like. What was the budget like. You know we always saved a lot on this. But we didn't expect this cost. So i was kind of hands off at the beginning of the build out stage as like. This is her project. I'm not trying to get away of it. I know construction. But i don't know like dental office buildouts. I don't know how different things are with that. But then the build out with slow start in june or july and because they knew it in open till the first year they really trust her foot feet on stuff in it just took forever and then they started everything started going up in cost so then i kinda got in and then i took over versus stuff. So we painted the whole officer cells. We got all the doors. And i ended up. Getting a lot of the countertops in some different things just to save on costs because everything kept going up and cost okay. So then the delay was hell like assuming condiment. It wasn't covered related for the most part is really the contractor in the owner of the building and done a bunch of previous work instant poll permits so the city was just pissed at the on and they took it out on us..
"dietrich" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"Construction delays different things like that so we ended up opening up right after the shutdown in may and then we basically just hit the ground running from then so about a year and a half base. Wow okay how did it feel opening up like in the middle of everything when everything was happening so it was weird because for my job i was working full blast like we were slammed at work. I was actually travelling out of the state for worked for like six weeks. So i was working. Fulltime wins wasn't working at all and then we had opened the office It was very stressful. Really know how things were going to go. You know what was going to happen. There's a very stressful time. But honestly the pandemic helped with us being a new office we got some went on the open backup. We have so many calls of people that were trying to get into their normal. Dennis in just couldn't because they got pushback so far that allowed the officers couldn't keep up and our schedule is wide open so i think it did help. Assist beginning gets to new patients. Gutting hotch okay. Okay and we'll talk about that right now and a little bit like unique patient numbers from the beginning and everything like that but could we dive into your business a little bit more like in the practice of. Yeah how it kind of came out to be so then. Who did you guys go with. For the loan. Bank of america which is so frustrating to work with. But it's like a necessary evil when you're starting may practiced why did you. Why did you go with. Bank of america Unsee i think it was just easier as far as like i getting the loan started. They're real easy. They're not super strict and they just had to.
"dietrich" Discussed on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
"Because i've never needed that before and i was gonna thought if i got that next promotion Could tell me that. And then even as a cio that small business was owned by a man with whom i have some deep philosophical unethical disagreements. So i came to realize that even in a c. suite role. Somebody can still tell you what to do. and i. it's time. I'd kinda concluded like i must be an outdoor cat and i just can't work for other people or something if i had been more introspective and and thought about like what do i actually walked out of getting promoted. Then i might have even at that time said well i can just go. Freelance and be more gig oriented and maybe continued to enjoy the work day life of programming and being in a flow state. So i think the first thing i would do is kind of size up like why do you wanna get ahead because that might start to speak to what opportunity coming along looks like As opposed to just kind of advancing somebody comes along and says do you want to be a manager and like whatever answer you give there might be okay so if if you get promoted to dev manager you're gotta earn more money and if what you do is earn money and try to retire young than great So i think it's kind of a matter of understanding what sort of opportunity you want and then looking for it when it comes along so when hit subscribed princeton came along i was looking for a way to get down from honor percent travel and to build a business. That was something. I could build equity in and expand beyond just me whereas consulting while lucrative it. Was you know as soon as i stopped being the client side or doing the engagements. It was done so. I don't know if that's the most like median tangible answer but i think that I guess maybe to put a little more meat on the bones. If you figure out what it is you're looking for specifically and then envision that role and you can reverse engineer what you should be doing. So if you want to be in management Look for opportunities to do leadership types of things even if they're not directly in your job description if you wanna like open up an opportunity that combines disciplines like content creation software engineering locate what are people who are good at that who have large following her her earning money for content. What are they doing. Now what can i start doing to get there. So hopefully that's helpful medical. Maybe not a perfectly applicable to who the last bit of our conversation but for our listeners. Some of the things. We mentioned static analysis. We've mentioned td Some other like disciplines and and whatnot Do you have any resources to direct people to where they can kind of kind of pick. Those things up I i don't know as much today. What people are doing but like back when i was learning all of that Turn remember there was was a kent beck who wrote like td by example..
"dietrich" Discussed on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
"Risks if you will in their like existing larger code base. Which did this got teed up somehow into me giving a talk to an auditorium full of their engineers at this company essentially about like all. These things are doing wrong. That might have been the most awkward moment but even there so to go in and say you should be striving your code or You know you need to break this up your to monolithic it all these things. It wasn't universally poorly received in fact they were champions in there. They came up to me after this talk that i wasn't thrilled about having to give that this was not. Were looking to go with engagement but people that were like right on. I've been trying to tell people this for a long long time So there's a lot of interesting political optics the stuff that might go on like this Where obviously People wouldn't be receptive. If if it's the people that wrote this coder made these decisions. So it can vary a lot. If i go in and the original team that built it was all gone and everybody of narrated it than that as much skin in the game but i learned some tactics to so by the end of this. It was never received particularly poorly. Even when you think it might be one of the things i would do. I would come in as to say like I would want to interview the folks on the team and talk to them and just let them. So what's going on. What do you think of the code and inoculated against a You know overly bad reaction by saying look. I'm not here to tell you things wrong. People the right softer for living intelligent people. Intelligent people generally make good decisions. I cannot possibly speak to what delivery pressure you faced over the last three years. Who is coming in to tell you to do. What or inject what shortcuts into the code. I don't know what goofball you had working here three years ago that left..
"dietrich" Discussed on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
"But just i want to kind of probably a little bit deeper The how how did you stop doing this or you would or was that when you sort of major your switch and you started turning those things down or do you look into like handing off to some you know creating some tooling or something like that training to help other people because i got imagine that this particular is still a major question that a lot of people have it and a big concern so it never stopped all it just kind of faded with time because what started to happen. I'm trying to think of exactly when this would have been. I hit subscribe my wife. And i found this business about twenty seventeen and it was probably only about twenty nineteen that i said. I'm doing this full time but what started to happen as it grew enough that my attention was kind of always on it and i went into full passive mode so i was only doing consulting when people would reach out to me and given that i was really not doing anything to make that happen a lot of my contacts especially in places. Where am i to subcontracted started to kind of scattered to the winds. And i wasn't doing anything to keep up or let people know what i was doing. So the opportunities just became less and less. It wasn't until maybe a year ago that i actually started the down things that came in just because i didn't have time So i never really buttoned up into any tooling that somebody else could use. The closest i came to doing that was at a business partner where we were talking about taking a version of this and specifically going at the field of mergers and acquisitions and saying hey you're about to make an acquisition and i one of the things that blew me away as we were doing market research for this three years ago is when an acquisition happens..
"dietrich" Discussed on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
"You. Content service original idea was that that would be supplemental to make consulting but there's so much demand for content that it just kind of off and here we are so. That was how. I backed my way in from a whole career. Intact into marketing. It was connected dental fortuitous. Wow that's pretty cool. Do i assume you're really enjoying that. I mean it has its pros and cons. I guess i enjoy Like building a business almost like being architecture building a system and so i've learned a lot of different things summer fun. You know about scaling businesses marketing now. Certain sales things works. Some aren't like i know more than i ever wanted to about. Tax codes different state. It's got its ups and downs. I'll tell you the one thing. I miss when i look back at. My career is kind of the flow state. that's associated with. I mean programming by large for me for lots of years. But you know anything i do. That was heavily concentrating these days. It's lots of meetings. I handle our sales. So it can feel a little fragmented. So it's got its pros and cons. What was the transition like from your your last corporate gig. I guess or last full-time gig to transitioning in starting and running your own. Your own company. Scary is sort of gradual. So i i when i was in grad school. I was doing that while i was working in. That was. when did they finish that. In twenty eleven somewhere around there and when that finished ahead this sort of vacancy in my in my time. So i started the business. Dead tech is an llc. And i would moonlight little bit. And the reason i mentioned that is because i had been doing some moonlighting i'd created videos. There are courses for plural site and done some application development moonlighting few different things in my spare time so when i went fulltime independent. I didn't have to figure out how to start a business and to a business bank account. So i'd have training wheels for it nevertheless giving notice at that job where i was the cio. And realizing that. I didn't have another job lined up. I was just gonna be on my own. It was exhilarating. Can a scary moments of what am i doing. This is crazy It was also softened by going on retainer with my former employer for a while if they hired another cio so that helped..
"dietrich" Discussed on The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
"Engineers with content. Welcome eric haven't me. It's good to be here. Yes so Before we sort of jump into the meetings would you give our listeners little introduction to yourself you know tell them how you got started in the industry. Sure so if you're talking about i guess. The college route is pretty traditional path. I went to get my undergraduate degree and I got a degree in computer science and then went into the workforce as a software engineer. I did eventually go onto. Also get a masters degree in computer science while i was working But you know that's a pretty straightforward path. The only hiccup there may be was. I graduated right in the teeth of the dot com bubble bursting so right about In december two thousand one i graduated early took some time off and traveled and then expected to come and have a great job like everybody before me had gotten and there was just nothing so actually wound up working at radio shack to pay the bills for a little while Vengeance thinks looks enough. That i got that first softer job. So i guess that part's a little nontraditional. But otherwise it was go get the for your cs degree and then and then work in the industry. What was the. What was the soffer. That you're working on. Ran off the battlefield. If you don't mind. I went to work for a company that made mail sorting equipment so is a manufacturing company. And what i did there was. Actually i can think of this. As fortunate was kind of collective so in college the languages that we used during my degree program where c. plus plus and java while i was in there and so i started working on the software that was the control system for these machines lennox so i was doing some a little bit of embedded development colonel programming like hello level stuff but then fairly quickly they were plugging into different things like there are different machines associated with this mail sorting equipment. Some of them had like. Vbb six gooey so there was kind of stuff now going on plus they did this whole overhaul of that old vbb six using java. What would they have been doing at the time swing. So there are some java gooey component. Stuff that i picked up so pretty early on. I became a polyglot. I actually think that was accidental but quite beneficial. So what Brought you to be this hits you are the the ceo of hit subscribe..
"dietrich" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Political analyst Gary Dietrich, who joins us right now, Gary, Welcome to the show, buddy. That it is so good to hear you back in the radio saddle, buddy. Thanks. Really? Thanks. Really, man. You had to see you back there behind the mike. And, you know, feeling much better, man. We're glad you made it through the bed and you're back at it. Here is we start a new year, one that everybody has been waiting for. And tomorrow a day that some have looked forward to some of feared, But we're gonna have a new president added up tomorrow. Ah, yes. And what is it s so what's the final thing on this? Is it going to be Mike Pence? Attending or because I know the president has And I think this may have happened to you correct me if I'm wrong only once before, maybe where the outgoing president is not representing We're back it Andrew Johnson last time the president was not there for the inauguration. Mike Pence is going to represent the administration. He will be there. Donald Trump wheels up in Air Force one for his last trip. On that jet down to mar a Lago, Florida and he'll be understand wheels up about 8, 30 eastern. So you want to watch that in person? You'll need to get early tomorrow. Here on the West Coast. You understand? It's gonna be like, uh, Like 4 30. The coverage begins somewhere around 4 30 or five AM Gary. Yeah, I'm not. I don't have that shift. Thank God that I mean me, either. I will be up. Well, I think you're gonna go all day tomorrow. Just real quick, So people know that we'll be wheels up for the president early in the morning. Then the inaugural activities begin late morning course that traditional swearing in will happen at noon. Under the actually a prime time concert. You know, normally crusty things all happen in person is going to be virtual Tom Hanks hosting that tomorrow night, No inaugural balls that we usually see no people on Capitol Mall. Almost 200,000. American flags will be representing in 56 rows representing the 50 states and six territories. That's what people will see tomorrow. The rest of it, though. You know, almost all of us typically watch it. On the TV and you will still see the risers and all that people more social resistance cell over tomorrow for that. Oh, and then by the way, I think something that is gonna be cool after the inauguration itself. The president will go to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown, still soldiered Arlington with three of the four living presidents with him. Clinton Bush Obama Jimmy Carter in his nineties can't make it But I think that that should be very cool for those of us like myself at your honor. Go to Arlington. That's a special place. Is it just too much? What I mean? Is it just This is just too too much bitterness. I obviously the reason the president is not going to be attending. We know that it's Kind of hard for him to attend. I mean, some people would, I think, understand that there's been just so much conflict between obviously Biden and who just has shown a complete and utter lack of respect for Donald Trump, Gary On and vice versa. Or is it is it is? It just looked like bad sportsmanship? I don't know. You tell me. You know, I think I think you're clearly pat residues on both sides. But I think you're the thing that people have to remember. Is this President leaves office with the potential it least For an impeachment trial and actual impeachment hanging over his head. I mean, that would be awfully awkward, Would it not to be standing on the steps of the Capitol? When, literally tomorrow afternoon? We're expecting The three in the U. S. Senators, including one from California Secretary of State Alex Video who we take in the office. You know the appointment of Gavin Newsom for VP elect. Harris, and then the two newly elected senators from the special elections in Georgia will take office and then Charles Humor will presumably take the reins in the U. S Senate and yet to be determined. I think this is the important thing to tell people tonight that there is no definitive word at all yet. On impeachment trial when it might start there still a potential for Republicans who objected that and this is a big problem right now, because the Biden folks want to get moving right away. I'm getting there, You know, Cabinet appointees confirmed getting going on the traditional 100 days of public policy. Keep one thing in mind. It's really important for people to understand when Nancy Pelosi if she says over those articles of impeachment expect her to do so for six days of every week at noon of every day. That impeachment trial has to take place regardless of anything else, And that's the big concern. Would that just completely, you know, preempt a 1st 100 days for Biden money? They want to make a big splash, and it's important for them to do so. And you know when we are one to talk about You know, focusing on Kobe and getting vaccinations out. And yet the focus, it seems, will be again on impeachment. Gary Well, that's the problem. You know you've got the coverage situation is job one on including by the way yet another stimulus package that's being talked about very large potential into $2. Trillion. They'll include more stimulus for individuals and families, more business. Support money for state local government efforts. So those things are top of the agenda. And if you have six days a week, starting at noon every day and impeachment trial that, you know, presumably, Pat, you're talking witnesses. You're talking issues are gonna I mean, it could drag on for a long time. So that is ah problem. And, uh, the Biden and, uh, Pelosi issue of people having yet sort it all out How this is all gonna work out by the way, one other really important thing, Pat. And that is there's real debate going on right now. A lot of discussions about whether they'll be a quote unquote power sharing arrangement. Which we saw last time about 20 years ago in two dozen one. Will Republicans and Democrats in the Senate could actually be evenly represented on every committee knows Republicans may have a lot more clout in this is all said and done. The Senate. People thought they may have. Hmm. Going with Gary Dietrich are KPK political analyst. Yes, Senator Mitch McConnell has been urged you to quote, do his job and start the impeachment trial after the Republican Senate Senate leader Condemn President Trump today. But yes, as you said Nancy Pelosi, of course, still has not sent those impeachment articles to the Senate. Without them, there could be no trial. I won thing I wanted to touch and by the way, did you say virtual Tom Hanks when we're talking the inauguration? Yeah, He's supposed to be hosting the concert tomorrow. I think Garth Brooks is a number of folks who were going to be, you know part of that. That's kind of tradition, but that's going to be a as I understand it a virtual concert. Not an in person affair, right? Yeah, I would imagine, um, so I don't know..