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Author Ruth Wisse on Her New Memoir 'Free as a Jew'
"Have Sitting with me here in the studio the author of a book funny title. It's free as a jew. A personal memoir of national self liberation ruth weiss. Welcome to this program. Thank you i. I really can't just start talking to you. Because i have to let people know with whom i'm seated and Who is the author of this book. You have an extraordinary life. We're going to talk about your life But you won the national humanities medal. Which is an extraordinary honor. Utah yiddish literature at harvard for a couple of decades. And as you approach your eighty sixth birthday. I too am approaching my eighty six birthday forgiven. I can't see it as clearly as you can. But you've decided to write a book which is a a memoir. But it's called free as a jew. We should start there. Why is it called that. And then i want to get into your story I should have a soundbite. Answer for it but i haven't yet. Maybe this will get me there I love freedom. it's It's a very great value of mine. And i love being a jew and the two things are very much connected in my mind. I think there's a kind. There's an idea of freedom that comes with being a jew and You know this is not a moment when the jews are particularly popular not an american culture as they used to be once and So i i wanted to lead with that. And it's also because writing the memoir. I didn't myself. No what would emerge as being the most important theme or the most important connective through it. So free as it begins for me. You know in childhood with The most important part of our jewish year And that is the celebration of passover and the reading of the passover haggadah every year. Now i didn't grow up in a very religious family but somehow my parents Kept the passover holiday in the way that some people latch onto one thing in their religious lives in their national lives. That is so strong that it almost makes up for everything else. And the passover holiday was like that and it's all about
Professor Ruth Wisse Explains Why Liberals Are Less 'Pro-Israel' Than Conservatives
"I'm talking to ruth weiss ruth. I'm gonna play the role of eric. You play the role of ruth. You've written this book. Free as jew. You have a background teaching at harvard. you eventually became a conservative. You are pro israel. I think that needs to be said. Why is it. I get the impression that religious jews conservative. Jews are pro israel. Liberal jews tend almost to be pro palestinian or very worried about israel In the way that the harvard faculty was worried about the rotc. Well i mean well the connection you're making is exactly right. I think Why is that. well. I don't put it so much as pro israel that i cannot for the life of me understand how any decent human being could be anything but pro israel. The great question is why did the arab world Why did the arab league organiz in nineteen forty five against the state of israel. You tell me and why. I have my theories. Well i have many theories. I wrote a book about that too. Actually called jusin power Trying to explain anti semitism. And which i define as the organization of politics against the jews and my sense is that you always have to look at the function of anti semitism. Who does it serve. And what purposes does it serve and it seems very clear that the only glue of the arab league in nineteen forty five was common opposition to the state of israel and that's still in some profound terrifying way. The only actual unifying element on a political level within that terribly disparite and and and really frac fragmented and fractured world. So it plays a very important part among arab and muslim societies and unfortunately lately it has been imported into the united states of america quite successfully and driven home
Ruth Wisse and Eric Discuss Liberals' Perceived Victimhood and Apathy
"Strikes me that the left in america has fallen in love with with with victimhood. And that they they don't like celebrating sometimes because it almost implies within we haven't suffered enough we want you to focus on are suffering as though something's gained by that you're saying that's not how people learn. It's not a good thing but you see that narrative surely in in american life in the latter part of the the twentieth century just kind of took over and people they wanna wallow they wanna be victims. They wanna remind you of how much they've suffered because it gives them some kind of perverse status. Well that may be true of some people. But you know what i saw. When i was teaching at harvard actually was something quite different. knowle's troubling but very different people didn't wanna fight and what surprised me most about harvard and all the twenty one years that i taught there i became involved in faculty meetings as i had never been before when i was at mcgill and And i saw that there was. They refused to let. Rotc the reserve officer training corps. That had always been at the basis of higher education. There was always training of the best and the brightest young people during precisely the age when you have to go into the arm right. That's the hr so with their. The there was for for forty years forty years right. The faculty of harvard kept rossi off the campus. They did everything. They kept changing the rationale for keeping it on campus so as not to allowed on campus. What is that about what they were actually saying to. These kids is forgive me but this is the way i understood it. America is not worth defending. Of course that's exactly what they're saying. It's worse than that. They were saying that. America is bad. And they're saying that. Any kind of militarism or i should say any kind of self-defence is militarism is a step away from the quagmire of vietnam and chest thumping Jingoism i mean. That's where the left has been for a long time. It breaks my heart but this is all through the culture. Obviously just places like harvard.
The Madness of the 2020 US Election With Senator Doug Mastriano
"I'm talking right now colonel Doug must yano also state senator pennsylvania. My friend doug must renault where are we in the madness of the twenty twenty election. You've been a hero. You've refused to stop looking into this because We happen to think it's important to know whom the american people chose to lead them. where are we right. Now you've been in the forefront at work what eleven months now on from november election and you know. We held a hearing gettysburg on the twenty fifth november at. We're no closer now to resolutions whole issue than we were back. then i've been undercut by the senate leadership. They stripped me. My committee chair. Because i was pressing ahead with subpoenas and that was going to have a vote. Issue subpoenas to several counties to get to the bottom of this year and is a great catastrophe. These stripped you of the chairmanship of your committee. Now why would they do a thing like that. Well you know. I was moving ahead as a committee. Cherry sent letters to three counties to begin in audit a forensic investigation to get to the bottom of what the heck happened you know. There's nothing to hide. Opened up the books. Let's get to the bottom of this. That's why you keep the balance for twenty two months he can do this. But senate leadership. senator jake. Corman was keen on the. I think moving ahead with a full forensic investigation and so not only was. I stripped mike committee chair. I had a voting session on committee arranged on the six of august was cancelled behind my back by him. I was locked out of committee committee. Voting rooms in harrisburg. I mean this. This whole thing is ridiculous. I don't know what the issue is. The people of pennsylvania and i want a forensic investigation to figure out what the heck happened here. But i'm undercut
Growing up as a Child of Billy Graham With Ruth Graham
"You grew up in extraordinary family but i imagine growing up in that family. It's it's a it's just a family for good and for ill just like most families are and i think a lot of people would think. Oh my goodness child of billy graham. What a magical existence you have talked about this to me and you've talked about this publicly that it wasn't a magical existence. It had a downside dysfunctional. Just like everybody else but when you have a father who travels that much. You're going to find some dysfunction in the family. And certainly that was dysfunction in my of my life in the family life but you know god is faithful to us and i'm not going to be critical of my mother or my father. They were unique people for unique time for unique purpose and i know people upset them up examples. They are not examples. They're exceptions. And i think that mother and daddy were so faithful to god and we're such wonderful examples to us as children and i'm very grateful for the family that did have as dysfunctional as it was. It's funny though. Isn't it when you become a parent You have a lot more grace for your own parents because you realize that nobody gets this right. Whoever's apparent is apparent for the first time You you just do your best and then you kind of repent and you know acknowledge your fault. But now it's too late because the kids are grown up. I mean it's an amazing thing that every generation has to go through that. And i'm sure that you know as a in some ways magical and extraordinary as your parents where they they were just people doing the best. They could And then you have to pick up the pieces in your own life and then you have to make sure you don't pass on those problems as you raise your kids and so it's not. It's not easy is it. it's not easy. Being a parent is a very difficult job. And it's a time job in even found out now. My children are grown. That it's even harder now two grown children but i am just grateful for example that mother daddy gave me but my children have been such a blessing to me and they have been with me through the ups and downs and The they live in my neighborhood My sons-in-law want to live near me. And i thought what a blessing that is that my sons-in-law would choose to live next to their other
Author Ruth Graham Explains How God Can Transform Your Loneliness in Her New Book
"Can be transformed and that's very positive. God can transform it into his purposes so that we deepen our relationship with him and with others and have more satisfying relationships with him and with others. It's interesting because i think it's obvious you know. In this conversation that the lord created us to be with other people maybe not constantly but but there is something undeniable. We're not machines for some reason we long for fellowship with other people and then of course you can get too much of it and you want some solitude to recalibrate as you put it into to think but it's interesting that god made us for that and we don't get that something happens. I'm not sure what happens but clearly. That's when people feel lonely it's a pang but you're saying in the book transforming loneliness that because god is a person he's not an energy force we can have fellowship with him when we're otherwise alone Talk about that. Well you're you're so right. God made us for community and he said it is not good for man to be alone. I mean he said that Genesis right up front and he he himself is in community with the triune god with the followed some in the holy spirit. He's in community and he made us for community and it's important for us to attach ourselves to some sort of a community that feeds our spirit. And for me that's church that's made home group and meeting with people that i can fellowship with on a deeper level. Well it's interesting. Because i think that you know if you really know the lord you're never alone but there are a lot of people that they might say. I'm a christian. But they don't have that kind of relationship or maybe it feels awkward to them. What do you say to those folks. Develop it work on developing it. Because he is right there he he knows the scripture says he makes a home for the lonely. He knows how they feel. David talked about being feeling like a pelican in the wilderness. David understood what loneliness was dot understands. And certainly no one was more alone than jesus on the cross so they know loneliness is and we can go to god and tell him how would we need to express our long this to him and he will fill us with his
Billy Graham's Daughter Ruth Speaks About the Epidemic of Loneliness in America
"Interesting first of all when you say generation z. I'm not sure what that means. Anymore tha roughly what age i talking about. Nineteen ninety five to two thousand fifteen. The twenty five year olds twenty twenty. Somethings on on okay. And do you think ruth they they think of themselves as lonely because you're right. It seems counter intuitive For any young person to be lonely. That's when you're in school that's when you're doing all kinds of things. Why do you suppose they think of themselves as lonely well. They are so connected technology with technology digitally but they have no real heart connections in. That's the problem. The grandson. We'll tell you you know. We have lots of connections but no real relationships. And i think that's the thing that's missing his relationship. I think it needs to be said over and over but this is a good place to start. There's something inherently one dimensional or at least shallow about social media. You're really communicating with much depth. And you've just said it the connection it. It's really a tenuous connection. It's tremendously superficial. It's almost designed to be superficial. But i've never really thought about how if you get a lot of that eventually. It would be almost painful. Because you'd be you'd be even longing for some real connection more than somebody who's not getting any of that kind of connection well and raza and found out through the pandemic that they had more phone calls than even on mother's day because people wanted to hear a voice. Singing texts wasn't enough. They needed to hear voice. They needed to hear the tone in the voice and so people began coal and people. Not just texting.
The Gut-Hormone Connection With Dr. Michael Ruscio
"Welcome to the show. Dr ruth show. I am super excited to be chatting with you. Great to be here that you're having all right so i kinda stalked you. I'm admitting it but i love. I love this whole topic of gut. Hormones as like. Okay we gotta talk about the gut hormone connection. I'm gonna. I'm gonna hunt you down and find you. Who connected me with you. Because i just started to your podcast go. Who do i know that knows him. So i found you here. You are and i'm really thrilled. Have you so first off. Thank you appreciate you taking the time out buzzer and let's dive in and 'cause i just have talked a lot on the show about hormones talked on the show about gut health but we have not talked about how gut health affects hormones so i would love to dive into that. Start there with that. There's a rich world for us to dive into Do you want to start any place in particular. Because i kind of had this dividing line where we have female hormones and thyroid hormones and can kind of oh was with one of those guys more interesting. Well we're we're interested in both and we have time so you pick where you're you to drive house that you can't you start. Let's start with thyroid. Is because this is something. I've been speaking about Quite extensively lately and maybe even taking a big step back as a prior to both hormone issues and then what will jump in the fire there. There's an order of operations. I think is very important for all healthcare consumers to be aware of because when you go on the internet and you're searching for my fatigue why do i have insomnia. Why do i have brain fog. Why do i have joint pain. You're going to arrive at many different attentional reasons for those symptoms and so having order of operations in terms of how how to go through those causes can save you a massive amount of time and money that could be squandered on doing the wrong therapy
Nancy Pelosi Vows to Vote on Bill Eliminating State-Level Abortion Restrictions
"Here's the first paragraph of national review. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. That the House will vote to enshrining into law. Reproductive health care for all women across America, quote unquote following the Supreme Court's refusal The block of Texas law that prohibits abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. Now, apparently only men who agree with abortion on demand. A taxpayer financed abortions are free to speak. If you're a man who doesn't believe in abortion, you have an experienced it. You haven't experienced pregnancy so you need to keep your mouth shut. See how that works. See how that works. Well, it doesn't work. Not for me. Women's health rights. There's two human beings involved. At least two if it's you have a Pregnancy with multiple babies. Obviously, there's more. Obviously, there's more. And that's the moral issue. It's not a choice issue. You're not picking a pizza with or without pepperoni here. What did the court do? Well, to my chagrin, it did not overturn Roe v. Wade. Which everybody knows was a bogus decision. Even the late great Ruth Peter Ginsburg said it was effectively a bogus decision. They wanted to get what they got, and they got what they got. The court itself said its decision does not block The ban or excuse me doesn't overturn Roe v. Wade. But the law has to be settled in the state of Texas first. Then, if it's challenged, the court will decide whether or not to hear the case. That's it. It's all that decided.
Texas Abortion Ban One of Dozens Intended to Challenge Roe v. Wade
"Let me explain about the texas law. It is the texas heartbeat act. The case is whole women's held their whole woman's health versus jackson. The abortion providers in texas sued texas judge in county court clerk and others in an attempt to cast is widen it possible to challenge the texas Heartbeat law that bans abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case. It was denied. They appealed to the fifth circuit court of appeals. The fifth circuit denied the abortion providers requests to hold a quick hearing on the law before it can take effect. The result is that they had to file an emergency application. Sam alito sam alito chose to do nothing. The result is that the texas law goes into effect. There will be court hearings. I'm sure a judge will a progressive judge will issue an injunction of some kind but right now in texas abortions mussi's when a child's heart develops in utero now a bunch of states. Have these bills. They've been blocked by court. Georgia where i am be bill. A federal judge blocked it. I'm reading now from the l. C. the ethics religious liberty commission explainer. The texas law takes a novel legal approach to limit abortions by taking enforcement of the measure exclusively through private selections essentially. The law allows any private citizen to bring a civil lawsuit against any individual who performs or induces an abortion or knowingly engages in conduct that aides were abets abortion including the payment foreign reimbursement of the costs for an abortion individuals who prevail in their lawsuit will be awarded statutory damages in the amount of not less than ten thousand
Los Angeles Chargers and Fresh Vine Wine Announce Partnership
"Lindsay. Did you see that. In of julian hubs fresh. Fine wine announced their partnership with the la chargers. I did back. Somebody kindly tweeted it at us knowing that. That was our kind of news. Can you think of something that goes together. Better than the la chargers and line apart from nina dobrev and julian soccer there football Because nina said in a press statement as a lifetime football fan. I couldn't be more excited to be joining forces. But the la chargers fresh fine wine promises to bring a premium luxury wine experience to the fans who love indulging in the greatest things that life has to offer while being conscious consumers with active lifestyle. Choice chargers really would not be soccer. That makes literally no sense that they would charge. Does it make more sense with football. Selling your like healthy. Fresh wine in a football stadium does not add to like the mission statement of it like stop it. Stop it. Stop getting nachos and cheese. That never gets hard. By the way cheese that will be eternally soft and spreadable like a fun party wine. Which i do think she also thinks her wine is. I guess i'll alcohol is like inherently in some ways being sold as fun and flirty. You know already to keep it to keep it light. Keep it light. Yeah but it but her her wine is so specifically sold as being like healthy and clean and like whatever and like bats shit that it's like the opposite of what i want from a football game if i'm eating or drinking at a football game which needs to be
We Need to Look Beyond the Holocaust and Celebrate Israel
"My question to you is no you weren't. You're answering straight on. I was saying that you're having a problem with it. The holocaust is presented without The good news on the other side. Which is the founding the miraculous after two millennia. Founding of israel's is an astonishing thing however you look at it but the story. I mean look this goes back to aristotle when you're talking about plot or anything that you know that the worse something is the i it makes the story better and you have nothing worse really in history than than the holocaust and so But it are you saying that it's just that people only focus on that and that they don't come out on the other side to the founding of national israel yes i is in essence. That is where you know. My father used to joke. Always don't put the emphasis on the wrong celebral and You know this we say ourselves to This is what it is. It's a. The emphasis was wrong. From america's perspective i hear the jews telling they have one shot at the mall in washington right. They're not going to give us another museum. We're going to tell the story of the jewish people. And i'm thinking of kids who come from. I don't know anywhere denver. They come from indiana. Come to the come to the center of of this magnificent country where you have the air and space museum and you have the national gallery and where you have the lincoln. The i don't have to tell you. How splendid washington should be people what it should resonate. And what did the jewish people decided to place there. A holocaust museum. We should have put up the bible museum. If we're going to put up a bible museum but we put up the holocaust museum. Now i can understand. Let let me just say i understand. I knew l. e. l. very well and i know almost everyone i grew up with was a survivor of one kind or another. I understand the impulse of it. Jews have to carry this. Have to mourn this and have to be with it forever but if one was going to bring a story to the world then the story should not be of the nazi victory which is really i would say that. Part of that is the triumph of antisemitism. I mean that's what. The holocaust museum displays the triumph of antisemitism. What else is it
American Nationalism Is a Healthy Phenomenon Compared to Globalism
"Is is. It's simplistic to say that. These ideas with regard to cultural appropriation and cancel culture. That it's basically cultural marxism that that. It's it's left to the point of marxism well. Yes i think. Marxism has been so watered down but part of it is i think people. I think that internationalism is must be better than nationalism will. Of course it's the office and it depends. What kind of nationalism. We're talking about national socialist. Nationalism or a healthy kind of nationalist when you had your hassani on one of your programs if i'm not mistaken which is his idea sure. Healthy nationalism is what we're always hopefully talking about. But i mean white nationalism. Like when you talked about you know what are the what what. What are the english going to do with the jews that comes this. What kind of nationalism are we going to have a liberal open. Nationalism that still nationalism. That's still celebrates a certain body of ideas or are we going to be tribal ethnic nationalists. Which is what happens if you you kick the jews out but right now. We don't even have a conversation. About what kind of nationalism are we talking about. It's just all derided as Ethnic nationalism as white nationalism and globalism is touted as some great idea. When i would just say it's simply not well american nationalism. I would hope american. Patriotism in american nationalism is a very very healthy phenomenon and The more one knows about america. I think Really the roots of america. And what i discovered only when i came to this country the federalist papers enough to keep you going for lifetime Genius
Ruth Wisse Discusses the Book Daniel Deronda and Its Insight Into Liberalism in England
"You were asking a before about how if i teach yiddish literature how i would have come to be giving talks and a series of lectures daniel dorando which is a book written by. I think one of the greatest british writers george elliott. It is a book however about the jews and it is one of the most astonishing Inciteful brilliant books imaginable. I can. I think you can spend a lifetime on it. The way one can with certain novels of dusty eski so first of all about this idea that people now have. You shouldn't appropriate something else. You shouldn't write about white. People shouldn't about blacks and nobody should write about his fashion where sombrero tan. Or any of that. That i do so think about this her last novel. This great writer writes about the jewish question. Essentially she's also rhyming but the woman's question but she sees the connection between the woman 's question and the jewish question in england of her time. What is her problem. Why does she turn to that. Well it seems to me that what she was really worried about is what you were asking what is happening to liberalism in england. How can one preserve liberalism in england as it is and she saw that one of the keys to it is what is going to be your relation to the jews if you cannot accept the jews as jews then you cannot really be a great liberal and she saw how difficult it was for people to accept that yes so there's this wonderful family that she creates in the novel the mayor rick family which is so hospitable they meet this jewish girl and they wanna take her in and they were the the boy the if the family wants to marry her. The girls want to adopt her. They love her. They love her and they say tur- you know you wouldn't even have to be christian and she. She says something. you wouldn't even have to be jewish. Jesus that's the first cruel thing that you have ever said to me. And so the so. The book is really Built around this idea of britain of england how it can accept the jewishness of the jews. And guess what it's zionism. Twenty years before zionist movement was
Ruth Wisse: Too Much Emphasis Is Placed on the Holocaust as 'Redemptive'
"That story As i was just writing it i realized that it basically Follows along the same path as the story of the jews in the middle of the twentieth century. And one of the things that me so much about the way that people tell that story is that. I think that there's too much emphasis that is placed on what is called the holocaust That event so cataclysmic and It's so it's so beyond belief that For many reasons it has become prominent and there many people who believe that somehow the story the telling of it is redemptive now. I don't know how you feel about that. I think that the idea that something like that can be. Redemptive must come from christianity that if jesus the crucifixion of jesus is redemptive then how can the crucifixion of an entire people not be redemptive. Now here's the whole jewish people kind of on the cross or worse Maybe we can use that as a redemptive story and somehow holocaust education is meant to suggest that by telling now i i. I'm not saying anything about of course. The story of jesus is completely different. But you see the analogy here being That the story of a of of this horrific in the sense evil right telling it can somehow keep others from going that path now. I've never been a believer. Well that's obviously different from being redemptive but it it's you it could be useful in other words that that the of course the whole idea at least in my lifetime you know we're never forget. Never forget we have to remember. And that's why we'll tell the story over and over and over and over and over and over years somehow saying that It's not redemptive but it's also maybe not so helpful there's an aspect of it that you are pushing
The Story the Jewish People Should Share Is the National Miracle of Self Liberation
"The idea of freedom is really the paramount idea even of those years. Because if i were telling the story and i do tell the story that way of the nineteen forties think of it i think of it as the greatest national miracle. If there are miracles in life it is all kind of people six million of whose members. We're not just murdered but in the most humiliating an unbelievable way this brilliant so called people this people that is you know touted for being so intelligent wiped off the map of europe in just a question of five years. You'd think no one would ever recover from that but here's the thing. Within that same decade jews recovered their sovereignty in the land of israel that had been under foreign domination for two millennia. So that's the story. In a way. And here i am. I mean it never occurred to me. When i was growing up that there was anything like this but when i began to write about myself i realized that that's how i felt my life and that is really how i feel jewish national life to be that the real story that we should be. I mean sharing Not not necessarily teaching or asking anyone else. Come you know excited right. But if we are going to tell the story of what happened under hitler and under style and then you have to tell the most important part of that story is the self liberation.
Former Harvard Professor Ruth Wisse Discusses the Title of Her Memoir "Free as a Jew: A Personal Memoir of National Self-Liberation."
"Decided to write a book. Which is a memoir. But it's called free as a jew. We should start there. Why is it called that. And then i want to get into your story. I should have a sound bite. Answer for it. But i haven't yet. Maybe this will get me there I love freedom It's a it's a very great value of mine. And i love being jew and the two things are very much connected in my mind. I think there's a kind. There's an idea of freedom that comes with being a jew and You know this is not a moment when the jews are particularly popular not an american culture as they used to be once. And so i i wanted to lead with that. And it's also because writing the memoir. I didn't myself. No what would emerge as being the most important theme or the most important connective through it. So free is a jewish. It begins for me. You know in childhood with The most important part of our jewish year And that is the celebration of passover and the reading of the passover haggadah every year. Now i didn't grow up in a very religious family but somehow my parents Kept the passover holiday in the way that some people latch onto one thing in their religious lives or in their national lives. That is so strong that it almost makes up for everything else. And the passover holiday was like that and it's all about freedom the idea of freedom and you what you do during the passover to evenings of the of the seder when the family is gathered together. Is you actually re experience. The exodus from egypt and that whole concept of what it is to be free as a jew that is to say you experience the joy of just breaking out from slavery but mostly it's you experience that freedom only comes when you really begin to assume the responsibility that goes with
Opposition to Israel Has Been Imported From the Arab League Into America
"Written this book. Free as a jew. You have a background teaching in harvard. You eventually became a conservative. You are pro israel. I think that needs to be said. Why is it. I get the impression that religious jews conservative. Jews are pro israel. Liberal jews tend almost to be pro palestinian or very worried about israel In the way the harvard faculty was worried about the rotc. I mean well the connection you're making is exactly right. I think Why is that. Well i don't put it so much. As pro israel i cannot for the life of me understand how any decent human being could anything but pro israel. The great question is why did the arab world Why did the arab league organiz in nineteen forty five against the state of israel. You tell me and why. I have my theories. Well i have many theories. I wrote a book about that to actually called jusin power Trying to explain antisemitism which i define as the organization of politics against jews and my sense is that you always have to look at the function of antisemitism who does it serve. and what purpose does it serve. And it seems very clear that the only glue of the arab league in nineteen forty five was common opposition to the state of israel. And that's still in some profound and terrifying way the only actual unifying element on a political level within that terribly disparite and and really fragmented and fractured world. So it plays a very important part. Among the arab and muslim societies and unfortunately lately it has been imported into the united states of america quite successfully and driven home
"ruth i" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hey there folks. Welcome to the eric metaxas show. I'll be playing the role of eric. Metaxas if you don't mind if you do mind. Unfortunately i'll still be playing the role of eric metaxas and there's nothing that you can do. Nothing understand nothing. I want to remind you the world is going insane. Wherever you look you can see it. bond offer talked about this in the middle of world. War two Things seemed to be going insane. Evil seemed to be winning and what he said was. It's a good thing. It's a clarifying moment because this is the way things always are just at certain times we get clarification. That apart from god were in big trouble. Things aren't wonderful in this veil of tears We need to focus on. What is true in the midst of the madness and we need to focus on. What can i do today. And i thought As you know this month were doing A fundraiser with food for the poor one of those great organizations that we partner with because We have vetted them they do amazing work. They stretch american dollars so far that it's astonishing and right now we are. We are going to have on. Actually paul jacobs is on right now. He's with the media relations with food for the poor paul. Welcome great to be with your. Thank you we are I mean. I don't know if you know this or not paul. But we are way behind comparatively speaking With with our fundraiser. So i thought we want to get you on to help encourage people. I know that there are some big givers Out there Who normally give. Maybe they didn't give this time. I want to encourage people Their number of ways. We're gonna thank them not to get you to give but just because want to thank you folks for partnering with us in doing good things but paul jacobs with food for the poor. Tell us what is going on right now. Do you wanna talk about haiti. I think that's been our focus. Yeah because You know just two weeks seven Two weeks ago the saturday everyone woke up on a normal saturday. Morning august fourteenth. I just come from prayer. We haven't intercessory prayer. First thing on saturday morning i was going to spend the rest of the day with dad. I have sisters who were getting ready to go school shopping. Many of you probably sipping that first cup of coffee reading the paper and just thinking about a very busy weekend. Or maybe the end of a fund summer and then the news came that at eight. Thirty seven point two magnitude earthquake stronger than the one that devastated for prints and twenty ten. That took the lives of close to two hundred thousand. Asians rock the rust the southwestern peninsula hating their families that are still digging out of the rubble communities like jeremy were completely abandoned city another community. I'm not talking about you. Houses or development. I'm talking about an entire city of the kyw reduced to rubble and that meant that these families or literally left without anything and their families. Still right now than there need of your help. Well i i always have to say this to my audience because most of us. Oh blessed even without our with our problems. The idea that you could be living in a place of tremendous poverty where we're already doing a fundraiser. With food for the poor to raise money to feed kids. This is under the best circumstances. They need our help. So i'm saying to people under normal circumstances we need you to go to our website. Metaxas talk dot com. Click on the banner to help these kids but in the midst of this month where we're trying to raise money for starving kids. What paul just said. There's an earthquake tremendous earthquake. One hundred thousand homes flattened. It's very hard for us to imagine this. I mean honestly paul. It's very hard for us to imagine. It's the news doesn't cover it basically We know that this storm also made things worse so these people are suffering horribly. But i just wanna say praise the lord folks because god has his people doing good things food for the poor is there and everybody listening right now. You can be a part of doing a good thing in the midst of the madness in the world in the midst of the evil in the world you can do a good thing Not much is required of you because food for the poor stretches american dollars so far. Paul talk about that. Because i gotta tell you. That's one of the reasons we work with food for the poor because how far they take our dollars. It's not a lot of overhead. They basically deliver On on you know. They're promised to help these people. It's not just some organization so talk about about what money is doing in in haiti right now. We'll just i say food for the poor's not going into this area to help. In haiti we have been there for more than thirty five years. And what we have done over those thirty five years is work hand in hand with the local church. In fact. Our own bishop. Oj guar which is our executive director. Are haiti office. He has often said that. The church is the backbone of our work in haiti so there is the first point of of of being efficient ineffective with the dollars that you give that. You're so generous. with then. Of course food for the poor has money donated good so always simply have to do is ship into country and then of course there are literally community leaders in partners around the country we have more than a dozen food centers run by community leaders across the country. That are helping the poor. Get into a far-reaching areas. So that when you give right now by going to metaxas talk dot com you. Click that help haiti banner. Your gift is going into the hands..
"ruth i" Discussed on Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown
"Our kids. Thanks i don't know are wealthy way. We ultimately picked the wrong person for us. Why can't we just say fucking is per se. We fell in love in. They chew and bet it makes me want to kill myself. I hate this person. I don't respect them. I don't wanna fuck them. The only time. I get off pictures. Them dead hangings. I would like to europe post like that. I just wanted mall. I want you to say the only good relationship we can have is when we are both murdered by each other's hands and the demo speak of him as well. And i'm fucking trying to take him down in bitching to everyone around me. About what a monster they are. But i appreciate against. These are more loving times that i need to catch up with as usual but it feels there. It does feel. And i'm not saying they're not being but it strikes me of dishonesty and look again. Sorry for their divorce. I of course you know. I'm not mocked whatsoever. I just you trend. I mean the the the the announced just got wilder and wilder about how close they are. We are gonna fuck so hard after this to continue to live together. Anki fucking anki co-parenting like what are you doing. What are you doing now. We are saying marriage in our marriage despite as divorcing. If anything we're going to be more married than we ever have been and happier together. We tellers children were divorced. But we're going to tell.
"ruth i" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"In case you're just tuning in welcome. Here's the deal every day. We're telling the stories of women from antiquity through today who you may not know about definitely should each month is beamed this month. We're talking about women in the driver's seat leaders who made remarkable impacts on their industries. Today we're talking about a woman who made a name for herself in the world of meat determined to make enough money to send her son to his dream school. This woman bought a floundering steakhouse and turned it into a national chain. Let's talk about ruth for towel. Ruth ano- stat was born on february fifth. Nineteen twenty seven in new orleans louisiana. Her father was an insurance salesman and her mother was a teacher. Ruth sun later said that ruth had been a tomboy as a kid. Her incredible intellect was evident at a young age. She skipped several grades and graduated from high school at the age of fifteen and from louisiana state university at the age of nineteen in nineteen forty. Eight ruth married rodney for tell an eccentric millionaire who shared with ruth a love of horses the to open to racing stable and baton rouge and ruth became louisiana's first female licensed works trainer. The couple had two sons jerry and randy in nineteen fifty. Eight rodney left. The family and ruth reentered the workforce. She began working as a lab technician at tulane university. Ruth sons were smart and ambitious and she wanted to be able to send them to whatever university they hoped to attend. That just wasn't going to happen with her university salary. Then in nineteen sixty five classified ad in the paper caught routes i. It was for a restaurant for sale. Called chris steak house after looking into it. Ruth realized chris steak house had i opened. Its doors on her birthday. She took that as a sign and decided to buy the restaurant. Ruth's got a loan from the bank for twenty two thousand dollars to put in an offer mortgaging her house to do so. The restaurant was hers. Chris metalic the original owner promised to train ruth on how to run things turns out. He was a bit of a shady character far from her. Chris took the cash from the register and disappeared on opening night. Ruth sold thirty five steaks at five dollars apiece. She said she butchered each stake herself. Using a hacksaw cut through the bone. It was exhausting. Work and the following week. Ruth purchase an electric saw despite having no real experience in the field. Ruth made the steakhouse work accomplishing a feat that the original owner and several other previous buyers had failed to do but ruth's challenges. Were far from over a few months. After opening hurricane. Betsy hit new orleans and knocked out. Electricity ruth took the high end. Perishable steaks cooked them in her gas broiler and served them to community members and emergency responders. Her generosity was noticed and rewarded. Many of those she helped during that disaster became regular customers for over a decade. Ruth operated chris. Steak house is a successful restaurant. Local politicians and celebrities were frequent diners remembering her own struggles and desire to support her kids. Ruth hired other single mothers as employees. She knew they'd be hard workers the business was cruising along when disaster struck in nineteen seventy six. The restaurant burned down. Ruth had signed a new location to open a second steakhouse but her deal with the original owner. Chris stipulated that she could only call the restaurant chris steak house. If it was in the original location ruth had successfully built up the restaurants brand not being able to use. The name was a major marketing problem. Seru came up with a solution. She named the new restaurant in the new location. Ruth's chris steak house. She later said to fortune magazine. I've always hated the name but we've always managed to work around it that same year. Nineteen seventy seven. The business took another big step. Ruth agreed to franchise. The first franchised restaurant was opened in. Nineteen seventy seven by a loyal customer in baton. Rouge ruth later said all our franchisees were people who had eaten at one time or another in one of our restaurants. We never looked for franchisees. They came to us. Ruth's chris grew into a major chain with more than eighty locations in the us and overseas. The success earned route a number of accolades as an entrepreneur and the nicknames. The first lady of american restaurants and the empress of steak ruth ran the restaurant until nineteen ninety nine. She was a smoker for most a pro-life and was diagnosed with lung cancer. In two thousand. She died two years later. on april sixteenth. Two thousand and two. She was seventy five years old in her will. She established the ruth you for tell foundation which supports education in louisiana. Ruth entered the food business with little experience and left as the founder of one of the most successful steakhouse chains in the country all month. We're talking about women in the driver's seat for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter. We'll manica weekly. Follow us on facebook and instagram. At encyclopedia will manteca especial. Thanks to liz. Caplan my favorite sister and co creator. Talk to you tomorrow..
"ruth i" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Do you know what a judge is or a lawyer. Judges and lawyers are jobs. People have where they work to make laws laws are used to keep us safe and keep order in the world but sometimes laws are made that are unfair and sometimes new laws need to be made to help people be treated equally in this episode. We will talk about one of the most important people in the fight for women's equality. Ruth bader ginsburg. Ruth was born in brooklyn new york in nineteen thirty three when she was born. Her name was actually joan ruth bader but when she was in first grade there were many jones in her class. Her mother told her teacher that everyone could call her ruth instead so from then on joan bater was called ruth. Her parents were hard working but they were not rich. They were jewish and brought her to the synagogue or jewish temple regularly to study the torah or the jewish holy book. From a young age. Ruth was annoyed to learn that women were not allowed to read from the torah. only men. She was unhappy that she was treated differently. Ruth mom was very independent. Woman independent means to do things on your own. She was very close with ruth and taught her that it was important for ruth to get a good education and to be independent two. She took a close interest in her education. Although her mother had gotten excellent grades in high school she had finished when she was fifteen and wasn't able to go to college instead. She had to work in a clothing making factory to help pay for her brother to go to college instead. Ruth's mother wanted to help her get into the college and studied to become a high school history teacher. Ruth like studying with her mother and it helped her to excel or do really well. She was also inspired by what her mother had done for her brother. Working in a factory to help pay for his education was an act of selflessness. That stuck with ruth. An act of selflessness is something that someone does to help another person without any thought of what it will do for themself. Ruth were very hard in high school and got excellent grades. Sadly her mother got sick with cancer when she was in high school and died the day before ruth graduated ruth had studied so hard and gotten such good grades that she got into cornell university..
"ruth i" Discussed on Start Here
"The one other thing is you know we talked about even numbers being dangerous when we're talking about the Supreme Court. So right now, there are eight justices and there is I. Think the very real prospect of Post Election Litigation where the Supreme Court is tasked with answering a question that might you know essentially resolve the identity of the winner of the election? And I think there is some fear that an eight-member court is dangerous number because at a four four tie, you know as a technical matter affirms the decision by the lower court but could lead to a sense of uncertainty a-. I do think there are two actually important responses to that which is one is we don't actually really have four Supreme Court right now we have a five three solid conservative Supreme Court. Let the people speak. Cool. The flames that have been engulfing our country. We can't keep rewriting history scrambling norms ignoring our cherry system of checks and balances, and one of the thing I'll say is that to me the prospect of a rushed confirmation that puts on the court someone who is then going to participate in deciding the outcome of the election and potentially to hand the election to Donald Trump strikes me as a deeper legitimacy problem than any potential Supreme Court, which is I think is pretty unlikely. Wow you wonder what would happen if the fifth and deciding vote over who wins the election is the person that was just sworn in a few days before the election. So many questions glad you guys are tracking down the answers. Kate. Shaw. Terry Moran Trish Turner Covering Capitol. Hill. Thank you guys. Thank you brad back. Next start here. So Mitch McConnell needs fifty votes president trump needs a lot more than that with his all means for election day after the break. We said that if we're any reason. We have a vacancy on the United States supreme. Court we will fill that vacancy talked earlier about what lawmakers could do. Let's talk about the we'll do because make no mistake this is all about the twenty twenty election and for that our bringing an actual political strategist Sarah Fagin advises Republican candidates she's also an ABC News Contributor, and Sarah I don't want to hear about pressed precedent anymore. Right let's not talk about policy or someone's moral compass. Let's leave all that of the door and talk in terms of cold hard votes and assume that's what all these politicians are really after did this just reshape everything for November third. Well. I think I don't think it has reshaped everything I. Think certainly it's going to be what people talk about it's going to overtake corona virus as the dominant issue in this election. But this is the most polarized election certainly that any of us had ever lived through. Let's break it. T shirt fill the seat. Okay. What? My people are so good tomorrow. It'll be all over the place this. So in what respects we know everybody's voting participation is very, very high. People are very polarized, and there's a very narrow segment of the electorate that has yet to make a decision. So I don't know that this changes many minds I'm speaking for Ms Americans out there. Who already have voted and continue to vote and we'll have many more voted by the time now is processes finished but. I'll concede there's ten percent who are undecided, and so where do those ten percent live and what matters politically is. is how this plays in the Senate states is not going to impact trump or Joe. Biden. I don't think not much. So you don't think there's people that like we were talking about Republicans, who I just I just don't like president trump anymore. Maybe I'm GonNa vote for Biden made yesterday. Though those people are suddenly going to be like, we'll have to save the Supreme Court. Now I'm now going to vote for trump. I think. There's different argument which says. That this is going to get done before the election potentially or it's going to get done this year one way or another. And Now? I don't have to vote for trump because the reasonable for trump is that there was this supreme court coming up. Now than we have some senators, you know forget it. We think of IT I won't say it. I won't say it. Susan I won't say. In, there's a handful of very contested Republican Senate races and they're in places like North Carolina in Colorado to a lesser degree Iowa, the New Moines Register. I will post shows a tight, US Senate race between Theresa Greenfield Senator Joni Ernst, and in many ways these Republicans are very tough positions. You can't not. Before this, we have a republican health senate and a Republican president and so i. Don't see that there would be any difference between the president and the Senate on a selection of a supreme, court justice and this is what we do. We we we confirm supreme. Court justices who are constrict construction as that's the holy grail. You can't tell you republican core like what it just wasn't worth. It wasn't worth setting yet corrects you you can't. You can't not be for it. Do, you have the votes now to have to confirm before the election. I don't know I don't know the answer to that and I believe we will I think it is particularly important that the Senate take it up and confirm this this nomination before the election on the flip side, of course. There will be the argument about rushing through and making sure the person is properly vetted and we only need to more senators. To say that they will abide by our BG's wish. To of already said, we need to more yet and so so switch teams in your brain for me right now Sarah League for the. Democrats. How do you think they will frame this issue? How do you think the run on it? Are there advantages here that they can find? A couple of things they can do. The first is they will try to do what they did to cap it off. The allegations are extremely credible Dr Ford came in and she poured out her heart. Let's put a man on the Supreme Court with these allegations swirling around him. That causes a delay investigation, Republican leaders saying they are satisfied with the FBI report into Cavenaugh and Democrats tonight, calling it a sham keep in mind this person does have an FBI background check that is a requirement of the process that could slow that now and delay it further. I think the other thing Certainly. would be politically just to make it a dominant issued. Testers were following senators around they're getting in elevators and shouting down when I'm talking to you, you're telling you know veterans. We're in weird era of COVID. But there are campaign events tried to those few Senate Republicans. The handful who really will decide what happens. Please, follow your conscience senators are actually more accessible than they typically are because it's an election year. So I think there's a number of things that they could do. That would actually put real pressure on Republican senators and make them not WanNa go and by the way we have plenty of time. There's a Lotta time you know you're talking about. You're talking about January Twentieth I. Think they'll.
"ruth i" Discussed on Start Here
"Use my words against me and you'd be absolutely right. Terry, can you kind of walk me through the argument we're going to be hearing over the next several weeks? What makes this fundamentally different from the previous case? Well, they're drawing a distinction that in twenty sixteen, the Senate was controlled by Republicans. The president was a Democrat and therefore there was a dispute over that. So the people should have a vote, this time, the Senate, the president, or in the same hands met quite sure how that refutes their original argument but it does they also noted that President Obama was at the end of his term second term and president trump is running for reelection somehow that makes you. Can. See. This is really about who has the votes and who has the power given time right? So actually, it isn't If you look history if you actually look at what the president is, this is happened twenty nine times twenty nine times there has been a vacancy, a presidential election year. Now, presidents have made nominations all twenty nine times. That's what presidents do if there's a vacancy, they make nomination, but it's important to say that as a constitutional. Matter. This is just about power and it's exercise and is a constitutional matter. What they're doing is legitimate. The constitution says the president occupies the office from new on January twentieth after an election to noon on January twentieth after the next election and presidents have never not nominated Lyndon Johnson as recently as nineteen sixty, eight, nominate somebody. October of nineteen, Sixty, eight so. It's about power. Another reason that we have these conventions, these traditions these customs is because the court is special and both parties have thought. We shouldn't really drag it into the muck of our political fighting. So let's try and do these justices at quieter times. Those days are gone. been on this Brad. I think, of course, Terry's right at the text of the Constitution. Certainly doesn't disable the president from making a nomination in the last year of a term. That's of course, right but it's also the case the constitution's meaning derives from our practices around it, and it is just think that it is the distinction that Mitch McConnell and his caucus are trying to draw between when he's sixteen when they refused even to allow Barack Obama's nominee Arlen have a hearing. And today a feels pretty thin to me, right. So we were ten months out from an election and the argument at that point wasn't we have the votes and so we were just going to exercise raw power. It was the people deserve to have a voice here. and. You know obviously fast forward to twenty twenty and it seems me that argument is far more compelling when eat is not only. An election looming the elections already happening scores of voters, braving long lines and corona virus concerns to cast their ballot this weekend with early voting underway in at least four states, we have too much that we're fighting for. To keep our liberties. To keep our safety. and to leave a legacy that's going to be good for children people. Last week started voting in person in a number of states and hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots have already been printed many have already been mailed. So it does feel to me as though the logic of democratic legitimacy, which was the justification twenty sixteen is far stronger today and so Trish. Now because the as there even enough time to do this before an election senators are usually on the campaign trail in October. That's what they like to be doing in October and that was the plan to fund the government before they leave and then head out as early as the end of this week. So but now I mean if you if you're asking if they have enough time sure I mean I, it's very little time we're about forty three days from the election I think and the average time that it takes to do this from nomination a confirmation is seventy days. So that's what you know. A number of conservatives are pushing president trump one of the reasons. To name a nominee with a record somebody that was nominated recently that process can be expedited. We are keeping a very close eye on Mitt. Romney voted to impeach the president earlier this year also Chuck Grassley the former chairman of the judiciary committee is said before that he would not act on this in an election year. It sounds like you're saying that Democrats don't have. A lot of levers to stop this right because the filibuster thing in the past when it comes to judicial nominations, right you meaning you get fifty votes, you'd get your nominee through know Democrats can request additional information and can seek to delay but are essentially at the mercy of Republican leadership in terms of how those requests will be honored. So in some ways I think that. A lot of the action lies in what the Democrats could potentially do if they are successful in taking both the White House and the Senate in terms of potentially really changing the composition of the supreme. Court if in fact, obviously president.
"ruth i" Discussed on What A Day
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"ruth i" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"This week's episodes of encyclopedia. Will Manica are brought to you by bonfire. The easiest way to design sell an order premium shirts off virtually and risk free with no out of pocket costs. ON BONFIRE DOT COM. You can upload a design or use their templates and they'll take care of printing and shipping to your buyers. The platform allows you to fundraise to your. Community by encouraging supporters to wear your message loud and proud they're trusted by the women's March rock the vote, and now wonder media network. To check out the encyclopedia. MANTECA T shirt we designed to support the show and sign up for bonfire to kick off your own activist campaign at Wonder Media Network Dot com slash bonfire. That's wonder media network dot com, slash bonfire. Hello from wonder. Media. Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this encyclopedia will. Manica Today's activist was a pioneering South African journalist political activist and scholar D- Was a relentless foe of South Africa's racist policy of apartheid a friend and colleague of Nelson Mandela. She spent her life trying to make a homeland a more fair and equitable place for all of its citizens and ended up paying the ultimate price for her extraordinary efforts. Please welcome. Ruth I can. Ruth I was born on May Fourth Nineteen Twenty five in Johannesburg South Africa. She was the daughter of Jewish immigrants her father Julius was a furniture manufacturer who left Latvia for South Africa. When he was ten years old her mother Matilda moved from Lithuania when she was just four, the two met and married Johannesburg and in nineteen twenty one, the booth became founding members of the Communist Party of South Africa. Routes early life was spent in a household filled with friends and visitors of all races and classes who were often in nearly constant debate about the major political and social issues of the day. Ruth was fascinated by activism and politics at an early age and was encouraged to take part in these discussions when it was appropriate. It didn't hurt that ruth had formidable intellect even as a child. After graduating from high school, Ruth went on to attend university. Johannesburg from nineteen, forty, two to nineteen, forty, six where she studied sociology economic history anthropology and native administration. She was also heavily involved in campus activism including a founder of the Federation of Progressive Students and Secretary of the young Communist League. This activism led her to become friends with like minded fellow students including Nelson, Mandela Roseanne Beacon Freedom fighter wargo mundane and is male Mir. After College Graduation Ruth briefly worked for the Johannesburg City Council before becoming the editor of a radical left wing newspaper in nineteen forty seven. Ruth, thrived in this job where she wrote what are considered some of the most important pieces of South African investigative journalism period. Ruth mostly covered social movements, labor conditions, including women's rights, campaigns, migrant labor issues, pervasiveness of slum like living conditions, bus boycotts, and abusive working conditions at places like the infamous Bethel potato farms. Ruth. Also wrote some of the most important and impactful pieces on the racial segregation policies known as apartheid. Ruth remained extremely politically active. She was involved in the Indian passive resistance campaign, the nineteen forty-six mineworkers strike and protests surrounding the designation of Communism as legal in south. Africa, in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty. She also became a more ardent Marxist during this period traveling to China and the Soviet Union where she carefully documented and later analyzed her experiences. With the former Communist Party now deemed illegal ruth played a leading role in founding the new underground South African Communist Party. She's credited with forging close ties between the South African Communist Party the African National. Congress. In Nineteen forty-nine Ruth married one of her good college friends a labor organizer and attorney named Joe Slovo. The couple had three daughters. During the nineteen fifties, their home became an important meeting spot for multicultural political events making them a target police harassment in later books and interviews. Ruth's daughters acknowledged that frequent house searches and having to watch their parents led away by the police on multiple occasions a very unsettling component of their childhoods. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, three, ruth became a founding member of the South African Congress of Democrats. The South African Congress Have Democrats the white component of the Congress alliance, which was the major anti-apartheid political coalition. Ruth took over as editor of fighting talk. A Journal meant to support the alliance. In this role she wrote about fifteen stories a week and was known for her vivid style and often controversial subject matter. Ruth also played a major role in drafting the alliances renowned Freedom Charter. In Nineteen fifty-six Both Ruth, and her husband were arrested in China in the treason trial for their communist and anti apartheid activities. The trial lasted four years after which all one hundred and fifty-six defendants were acquitted in March nineteen, sixty one. Following the acquittal ruth returned to journalism and activists organizing with a vengeance. Then on August ninth nineteen, sixty, three ruth was detained at a university library, one of many arrests or detentions that day of members of anti-apartheid and leftist groups. Among those arrested was Nelson Mandela who received a life sentence for his. Crimes. Though Ruth was for whatever reason not among those indicted on charges the police used an obscure legal tactic to keep her locked away in solitary confinement for months. After finally being released ruth and her family fled South Africa and moved to London. Once, safely ensconced in north London Ruth became laser focused on the issue of apartheid in. South. Africa. She joined the now official Anti-apartheid Movement and hosted discussions, lectures and seminars. She also wrote a book about her arrest experience in nineteen sixty three, which was later turned into a movie in which Ruth played herself. Throughout the nineteen sixties Ruth became the premier researcher and editor for books by other well-known known movement figures. The book she worked on included Mandela's no easy walk to freedom and nineteen, sixty, seven among others. Starting in Nineteen seventy-three Ruth was hired as a sociology lecturer at Durham University or she remained for the following six years. During this period, Ruth wrote a number of important works of her own including the barrel of a gun, the politics of Kuda, todd in Africa and the South African connection Western investment in apartheid both are considered landmark works of Marxist political thought. In nineteen seventy seven ruth left Durham University to take up a prestigious position as a professor and research director of the Centre for African studies at the Edward Mondlane University in Maputo Mozambique, her work during this period began to focus on migrant labor leading to a seminal study called black gold, the Mozambican.
"ruth i" Discussed on WTRH
"Back to our core conversation with Ruth thank Ruth I think you are being used by god to help your new friend of as a new you're going to have an impact in her life she lit she trusts you and so therefore I will send you something for you to give her which I think can be helpful in its own it's called the Holy Spirit strategy for the battle now let me be clear about what spiritual warfare is because the Bible speaks earlier this summer many scriptures in which when you put them together I spent quite a while literally taking what the Bible says and what you find is the spiritual warfare is the ongoing conflict against the human race and end it with its enemies of the world the flesh and Satan at the end of the words we have that which is going to work against us the world means the system of ideas UP and purposes that Satan would want us to beat for he would want us to be defeated the point is it's not the beauty beauty of the world the world is as beef that this is the instead this invisible system is like taking ideas that would be absolutely against god and and this is in opposition to god and his rule in the Bible says you adulterous people don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward god anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of god so those who take positions that are in opposition to what god presents that would be like worldly thinking it's not godly thinking so there's the world there's the flash the flash is I'm going to do what I wanted I'm just going to live my way forget about what you say god I don't want to hear it I'm skint do my own thing and then then that there's the world the flesh and the devil or Satan the word Satan means adversary it's a Greek search the Hebrew word meaning adversary or enemy and he is the supreme adversary of god is the leader of spiritual forces of evil there are demons who are part of his army and ugh actually Satan again meaning answer there was a youthful angelic angel and he chose to go against god the two yep he wanted to be god that's right and so he literally at least over that's right Lucifer and so he wrote when you realise at times we have things going on that are unseen we we get like your friend she's she'll have these spells well there needs to be true salvation that she would experience but she could learn so much and wants our savior of when she reads our material because we deal with how do you define spiritual warfare what does it look like the because the characteristics one of the causes and then what is solutions so this will be helpful for you to share with her this figure so far local king room because he's still the lord revealed it really believe this is the Holy Spirit revealed coming she really had a very very traumatic and that's not all very little I I really didn't need she says she she is a hard time reading she doesn't read very well here I don't what if it's out of order that our state our what it is what it means but she is hopeful questions then the only word that the lord keeps getting repairs for instance he for the lord Jesus how for the lord of the lord got something for her she like why the devil lock me cool and I hate to put it very shortly only a solution a lot of people I right now there's there's you know it's just three dollars you know a lot of people in the world you reach them let me be clear about this spiritual warfare is this of this conflict but if the intent of the enemy of god Satan is to keep non Christians from coming into a personal life changing relationship with Jesus Christ or you can with me is that is that not accepting him into her ease yeah if she if she really grasps that it's receiving Jesus not just no it's not just believing in Jesus like leaving and Abraham Lincoln because I believe in Abraham Lincoln but I did not give up never give in Abraham Lincoln control of my life I remember one time I thought it was a Christian I was no more Christian than the baboon I was not a Christian but I didn't know what it meant and so what I love about this sweetheart you are being used by god to help someone who's for lead showing she's up flailing around but she wants she wants what you have because she senses your truthfulness and your care so I want you to view her as someone that god is brought into your life where you can reflect the hearts of Christ and that you understand that the purpose and spiritual warfare is to keep as I said non Christians from becoming authentic Christians but also it could be two of to render Christians ineffective to to destroy their testimony so the issue now is I know you've called they all and she's a real Christian five I can't do it want to see what we're gonna do it later what we're gonna do is up I want you to grasp the important role you have in this young the woman who needs help and she and it may be honey you're going to have to read out loud to her because I can tell you there are people all their school good news for you know on top of the little thirty against counter top Florida right but it was over the other night and there is little fast I love it thanks for the year you know I tell him no very the card rule but it doesn't mean a thing we're just praying that it just feels like he's not a Christian the ordinance G. denied yeah no thank you and your honor I call the police he was gonna kill me so this is the kind of stuff Ali I'm gonna give you and once you do it he called.
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"ruth i" Discussed on Queer as Fact
"Like this isn't that old cheated so much in retirement off the sixty. I also like that like. She's not famous friend. Empty killer she lived till I. It's just a person they will get there. Were like pretty great and I like that. Yeah I chose all of a sudden like a wonderful woman like cheap helps kids through college and yeah make you say. It was like supporting. Your community doesn't may have to do it like it's just a pilot with an average human achievements and I think that's something really good about credit history. Actually so that leads us talking about this people because they are sort of. Yeah like valuable to Austin because of that connection in more general history dern really talk about like specific individuals as commonly unless they all that great post figure yet never. It's like this extreme history thing to drive the to do it. Yeah so it's quite nice when we do it from is people who live to one hundred one. The only person who's ever going to have that much interest in your life store is like grand kids. I mean if you yeah. Yeah Yeah So. That's good people now going to hear about wreaths life. I don't already have to your like the film. And the general presents her community. Yeah everyone loves I love her on nights I did. I took notes two hundred six. Who's GONNA BE ROOFS BLOWN? GotTa Stop Being. A and I'm going to get some dogs stop. Lost Twenty twenty today decided to try being gay..
"ruth i" Discussed on The RobCast
"For like two minutes, and then she's like, well I'm outta here. Have safe travels bidder. You're like oh, yeah. Yeah. Or put and Ruth are in the same situation and they choose completely different paths. But here's the thing, here's the thing, what you did. Because if you're like me when you read the root story where you instantly judgmental of the two of them. Or did you just go? Yeah, I get that. I get why. Or why would I go to a place that may not have food or may have just gotten food? Why wouldn't I just go back to my hat my home and my family? What naomi's? Right. And Ruth is like, I don't know. There's something calling me here. What's interesting if you're like me, and I'm assuming. Yeah. Like that, look what we just did there. I'm assuming you're like me in that story. You didn't have any judgment. You just went, oh it's the story. Interesting. The one chose this one shows that to see what's going on there. All those times when you chose this and not that you went that direction. You let them off the hook. Because you're like oh, that's just what they did as one of the ways into letting yourself off the hook. I'm telling you. The number of people I've gotten to interact with, who and these QNA's that I've been doing on tour before the main show, the number of people who will tell some story. About something they did some some way. They responded some action they took. And they describe it with an element of shame regret mistake, humiliation and oftentimes, literally all stop the mid question and just go. Hold on. Hold on what happened again. You lost your job and you are angry. Yeah. I was okay. That actually sounds kind of normal to me. I'm telling you, this is one of my jobs and I love it. I love it. When people tell me thing and they've attached a story to it. Get straight your husband turns out, he had a lover for years. And then he eventually decided to leave you and go marry her and you found yourself a bit disrupted for a number of years there. Yeah..
"ruth i" Discussed on The RobCast
"Than is to move it from thousands of years ago to today. There. I am there. I am there. I am now a bit about particulars and universals the loot bags in the callback. Friends have already started. Here's what I mean. The internet, the inter-web kids screens handles quotes. This person tweeted this, this person posted that a good chunk of the time on the internet. You're interacting with a comment. You're interacting with a thing, this person said, you're interacting with a barbed snarky. Thing, the person's Ted in the comments section. But you haven't met that person you haven't seen where they live. It's screens and handles and quotes and comments. But they're severed from the particulars. These two people on Twitter are going back and forth. Just flinging mud at each other. But neither of them no one thing about the actual flesh and blood life of the other person. No wonder it's making people crazy. It's divorced from the flesh and blood particulars of life. And it's the particulars where we find ourselves in each other in many cases. All you have is the comment isolated from this person's love and their loss. Us and their fear and their hopes and your past in your regrets. All you have are these isolated bits and pieces. No wonder it's making people mental friend of mine. This week was talking about the things he puts on the Interweb and how sometimes people will say horribly nasty things, and sometimes I'll just tight back. Hey, just a reminder, I'm a human. And he said, you wouldn't believe how many people? Immediately changes the tenor of things. So he just got. Hey, just a reminder, you know, on human, how many people be, hey, no problem. Sorry you mean and then it just completely changed the tenor, literally, these machines sever at some level can sever us from the particulars of our humanity. No wonder. It leaves people wondering if we're flying off a cliff, and somebody's what happens when you're sever from the particulars is this person's comment becomes the sum total of there, being they said that they tweeted that in the invitation for all of us is the rediscover our humanity. So these tools can be wonderful, but these machines can also take over and obviously the machines has talked about endlessly. You've heard me talk about how the algorithms are bent towards the absurd ridiculous. The mean the nasty Facebook only knows heat. It has absolutely no radar for good, kind peaceful, it only knows heat. It only knows conflict. It only knows activity and so the ruder the less humane. The more provoking the more degrading that's where the machines all head billions of dollars spent to move things in that direction. So that's the power of an ancient text is. It's like you're learning how to find yourself in that story. So you can find yourself in this person's story, so you can find yourself in that person's story, so that you're more and more connected with your own humanity. You're more and more connected with their humanity. And when you see them do what you do, by the way, one more thought, here, you know what I actually have fifty more thoughts, but let me do one more here. When you read these stories. And your connecting with their humanity. Which if you go far enough into them, you find yourself you go far enough into yourself. You find them what you're doing is your connecting yourself with your own story. And when you read the Ruth story and Ruth is there on the road, and she doesn't seem maybe she's torn, then she's not, or post torn for like two minutes, and then she's like, well I'm outta here. Have safe travels bidder. You're like oh, yeah. Yeah. Or put and Ruth are in the same situation and they choose completely different paths. But here's the thing, here's the thing, what you did. Because if.
"ruth i" Discussed on The RobCast
"You're going to be an immigrant, you're going to be kind of nobody, and as a woman, and yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I know. And yet. Where you go. I go and your people will be my people, and your God will be mine. God. Yeah. You see by this story, and we're only a couple of verses in do you find yourself anywhere in here ever been displaced because of forces beyond your control ever found yourself with a full life. And then all of a sudden the people around you are gone. They graduated they leave divorce dead. They moved you moved and suddenly, the people who were your people aren't there and you're not home, but you're headed home, your home. But you're headed somewhere else. You find yourself in exile miles from home, because of decisions that you had to make just to survive. It's all here. So Ruth is determined to go with her. So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem bat Lacombe they came to the house of bread. And when they arrived in Bethlehem the whole town. Town was stirred because of them and the women exclaimed can this be Naomi? Don't call me Naomi. She told them call me Mara, because the almighty Mara means bitter because the almighty has made my life, very bitter. I went away full. So once again, in Bethlehem this village, there would have been all these people who grew up with Naomi, and when the famine hits she and her husband boys, they leave. So these people would have known this healthy vital woman with these kids, and she leaves because they have the strength to leave, and go find food, and yet this bitter woman returns. A widow grieving mother of two sons who have died as well. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back, empty Naomi's, like, really clear this, this is the fault of the divine the universe. We might say the universe. Is rigged against me? I know who did this, why call me Naomi. The Lord has a flick did me, by the way, she keeps using that word y'all way that's that, that liberation words. So she's like, oh, the one who liberates the one who frees people from wherever they're enslaved to. That's the one that's the one who's caused me. All this pain and heartache. And she says, here, the almighty has brought misfortune upon me so Naomi returned from MOAB accompanied by Ruth the moa bite. That's her name Ruth, the moa bite, her daughter-in-law arriving in bet Lehem as the barley harvest was beginning end of chapter one. I know it's an ancient little four chapter story tucked away there early in the bible. Oh, by the way, a couple of things you might enjoy here. Notice all the dudes die. So it's a story about women. Yeah, it's a story about women and actually chapter to the women all the action is driven by the women. So it's an ancient story thousands of years ago about women and the women are the center of the drama and the women control, and drive, the narrative, by the way, I'll, I'll be honest, we've probably should do chapter two. Next episode with me on this. I'm even sucked in I'm like, wait. We probably need to do chapter two. So if you're thinking, what does the story go? Next episode, we'll explore that nevertheless, for right now. Notice. That this is a story about women. This is story about women travelling in dangerous days. This is what about women going into the unknown. This is about the love in fide -delity between women, this is about loss. This is about a mother and loss..
"ruth i" Discussed on The RobCast
"So we read it for what it is with no connection through a husband to like a larger clan. She's unprotected, she's vulnerable. She is at, at the risk of all sorts of exploitation. Why would you do that? Why would you do the least sensible? Most dangerous thing and bind yourself on an unknown journey with this old woman who apparently is fairly cranky and bidder to say the least. And what's interesting here is the storyteller. I'm just actually realizing this just right now reading through the storyteller gives you know, help it's like a giant mystery just sitting there, the storyteller is not like, by the way Ruth did this, because she was very clingy or you know what I mean. They're like Ruth had a tragic thing happened to her when she. Seven and she tended to over attach yourself to strong maternal figures. Right. You get nothing all you get is. I'm going with you, you and I are bound together. I don't really care. What dangers are risks? Lie ahead. This is the way forward. Have you ever had that sense? There's some sense within you that there's a journey into the unknown. And the people around you the people closest to you, like, why would you do that? Why would you spend that money? Why would you go there? Why would you pursue those ideas? Why would you leave this job, which is the job you always wanted which pays so well? And the healthcare is amazing and the hours are great. Why would you leave this known for the unknown? In some ways. This is the story of everybody who's ever gone on some sort of hero's journey isn't not all you know. And by the way, the ancient art of mid Rauch is when you take the story, and you pause, and in the gaps in the holes, you just dance with it. You just start throwing stuff against the wall. You see. I mean and in the ancient tradition your love for the text and the tradition was reflected in the passion with which you three yourself into the mid rush into the commentary. So you'd say why does Ruth insist on making this journey? Why does she leave home MOAB and head to this land, which by the way was known for its famine? Right. So this is a place as just recovering from, there's no food, there is that the first place you think hey, I'll go there. And yet at some deep level. It's like you can feel the resonance with your own story. All those times when those around you were making practical arguments for a particular course of action yet someone within you it, something within UN. No, no, I gotta go this way, or those times when you found yourself, bonded with someone and you can't quite figure out why you just know that there's something with them, there's something there with them, and you need to see it through, you need to see where it takes you. There's some deep it's like an internal magnetism some compulsion to see where it goes. But there's been a famine there. I know. But like it's like different gods. It's like different cultures different custom. Maybe it's different languages, like you won't know anybody you'll be like the moa bite widow who used to be married to Naomi's. Son, like do you realize no one's gonna like, really? Like you're going to be like a foreigner..
"ruth i" Discussed on The RobCast
"You'd be going back to a foreign land. We're good. We're not. You, you owe me nothing. Then she kissed them goodbye. And they wept aloud and they said to her, we'll go back with you to your people, but I only said, return home, why would you come with me? I'm going to have any more sons who could become your husbands, even if I thought there was still hope for me even if I had a. Husband tonight, and then gave birth Tucson's, by the way. This is funny. Ancient funny, but funny, she essentially now me like even if I got married like tonight and we had sex, and I got pregnant, and then I gave birth to sons would you wait until they grew up. Would you remain unmarried for them? You're gonna wait around for my those young sons to grow up. No, it's more bitter for me than for you because Lord's hand has turned against me. So Naomi's headed home. But for her this trauma, this loss. Her husband, her sons, it has shaped the whole way, she sees everything. I know you know what I'm talking about you go through loss. He go through betrayal you go through intense criticism you go through somebody stabs you in the back you go through the death of a loved one. Somebody. Leaves you, you find out. They've been on faith all that. And it shapes the whole way you see everything. It's like Naomi's going this whole thing. This whole thing is upside down, the whole thing is stacked against me at this. They wept aloud then or PA kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. So look said Naomi look, Ruth, your sister-in-law's going back to her people in her gods. Go back with her, but Ruth replied, don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you, where you go. I will go and where you stay. I will stay and your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. And where are you die? I will die and there I will be buried. So may the Lord deal with me be at ever. So severely, if even death separates you and me you wonder if Naomi was like seriously. Pump the brakes Ruth. This is a bit over the top by the way, I'm sure you've heard these words. This is classic I think, is weddings, where this often gets quoted when they only realized that Ruth was determined to go with her. She stopped urging her now think about what the storyteller is doing. Here. There is the there's the words, but then there are not the words why it's almost like or pu- is the practical one. She's like, why would we go with this bitter old woman back to land. We've never lived in when the connection we had with her was our husbands, and our husbands are dead. It's almost like or does the very practical realistic pragmatic thing, and it's like okay, you know, I kept bit, but okay. Naomi PC with you. I'm going back to my mother's home where I like I'm going home. But what's really interesting here is Ruth. Has the opposite response? She would rather follow this woman. And leave home. And head into the unknown. Which, obviously was deeply counter, cultural, nobody would especially a woman who? In those days in those times in those places legal rights were next to nothing and without some marital connection to once again, patriarchal society..
"ruth i" Discussed on The RobCast
"My heart is so full, see there's this little window of time each year in the end of April to mid may. When my daughter's birthday my then it's my younger son's birthday. Then two days later is Kristen's birthday. Then there's mothers day in there than Kristen and I both of our fathers have a birthday in there. And then my older son trace had his birthday yesterday. He turned twenty one and then this episode of the rob cast. Comes out on a Monday and Tuesday, the next day after this episode comes out Kristen and I are celebrating our twenty fifth wedding anniversary. Are you with me on this to five and we're having more fun than ever? So there's like this. I don't know three week period each year. When the people I love the most we party. Oh, my word. So if I sound a little loopy or if I just sound a little floaty. It's because we're right in that window of time. And what else? Oh. Tour. I'm headed in a couple of weeks to Louisville Chattanooga and Knoxville come on. I have this first part of this year, I've been going to cities that I pretty much didn't go to last year. And I by the way, I love going to cities where people say, wait, why did you come here? That is the best. And then Seattle Portland and San Francisco tickets are up for those two or stops, it's the introduction to joy tour. And then the UK leg is in August, which is London. Bristol mayor remind you, which is where banks is from Manchester. And then I'm doing three nights in Edinburgh Scotland, which is one of my favorite cities in the world. So hopefully I'm coming your way in the next few months. Oh, and also. I love talking about the art and science of communicating. And especially when somebody's stuck, they're working on something. Something that's within they need to say. Or they're in some setting where they need to say things. I absolutely love watching people get unstuck and figure out how to take whatever it is that sort of burning within them an idea and give it shape and form. So I've done these workshops over the years called something to say, and there's actually, like I dunno set. It's seven hours and forty five minutes is long form. Audio I did my site, which is all about the art of communicating. But I'm doing some more two days two days in August, and then two days in October, which are like, workshops, for those of you who communicate in some way. And I got all this new things I wanna talk about all this new content and new ways to think about how we give expression to the things that are within us. So we just put up tickets for that. And of course, it's always more fun when you're there. So there's a couple of things that are coming up that. You can be a part of but, you know, right now, it's episode two four three and it's called you and me and Ruth. So I wanna try something here and we'll see if it works, which is kind of how I feel about everything that I get to do which is we'll see. We'll see what happens, but I want to read you the first part of an ancient story, and I want to give you a we're going to read it in a particular way because I want to show you something that can happen in the way that you read something in encounter, it and interact with it, and then I wanna move from that to the world that we find ourselves in. And is there something there that is actually? Desperately needed, and I realize now that, that sort of like the most vague up everywhere. But hopefully in a moment here this will all be crystal clear. So, and I know you're already like, okay, where are you going to be in the bible? There's this book called Ruth, so you have the first five books of the bible Torah, then you have Joshua judges Ruth which is my favourite Lyle Lovett album by far, but Joshua judges Ruth Ruth. Is this little book? It's and can you hear the actual pages turning of an actual paper book? It's. Four chapters and. It's this story..