Liberalism Requires A Complete Rejection of Reality

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conservative, not bitter talk radio, be advised the content of this program has been documented to prevent and even cure liberalism. And listening may cause you to lean to the right. Here's your conservative, not bitter host, Todd Huff. I was hoping today that I could come in here and talk about something that was a little bit less, I don't know, intense, or just take them reprieve a little bit from what's going on out there. And that's just not going to be possible. I mean, there's some things we'll talk about a little bit lighthearted today, but my oh my folks, welcome. Welcome to The Todd Huff Show. I am your host, Todd Huff. This is the home of conservative not bitter talk and you can email me your thoughts, questions, feedback, even your adoration and praise will be accepted at that at this email tada tada show calm. And, look there is it's obvious that in order to follow the rhetoric, and the I guess the agenda of the radical left, we have to we have to completely an utterly reject reality as we know it. And it is blatantly obvious in lots of ways. I've got some tweets here from Paul Krugman that I want to talk about today, as told me that she's I didn't see this. She told me just as I was coming on the program that yesterday on the five yesterday on the five on Fox News one William suggested that the officer who shot mkhaya Bryant and that situation in Ohio on earlier this week, Tuesday or Wednesday, I think it was Tuesday suggested that the officer should have fired warning shots. Have you seen Have you seen the video that was released from the neighbors the neighbor's house? He had cameras up and they were looking at you know, at the street, he was directly across the street. And if you watch it, I think I believe I believe it's nine seconds. The officer arrived on the scene was out of his car for nine seconds. Before he fired a shot nine seconds. He got out of his car. There was pushing mkhaya Brian, I believe was one that went to the ground. She jumped up grab pulled out a knife or exposure knife and went to stab swung the knife. The officer fired. Striking mkhaya Brian and it's a it's a terrible situation. Obviously, for the officer for the family. Who knows what all happened there but the officer had no choice. And of course we talked about LeBron James stupid, idiotic, unacceptable tweet yesterday, telling the officer your next comment after you hashtag accountability. accountability for what is tragic. We can all agree with that. We can all agree that it's tragic when a wife is a 16 year old is shot but the idea that based upon what we're seeing here and I'm watching it in the background right now in slow motion. She's got a girl basically pinned up against the car pulling a knife back. Going to trying to stab her. And this is just incredible. The officer had nine seconds. nine seconds to make a decision. Is he gonna let the girl gets stabbed? Should he say please stop? One William saying fire a warning shot. I've heard people suggest shoot her in the leg. You know when an officer it is It is amazing to me. what people think about that don't know much about guns think about guns. And when an officer or when you god forbid This happens when you decide First of all to pull your weapon. If that's that's obviously a place that the situation has gotten tends to begin with. But when you choose to use that weapon, you've decided that means that I have decided that it is necessary to use lethal force. Because you know what, even if I, even if I was, again, the idea that you can just strike someone in the leg. First of all, there's for moral arteries and so forth. The idea that someone still can bleed out or die is is naive, of course, that can happen.
But when you decide to use a weapon, you've decided that lethal force is required. Again, as I said yesterday, where is the talk about first of all, Hey, how about we don't start swinging, swinging knives that people have that's that's a big where's where's the talk? What let's whatever fueled the situation, that led this young lady who's tragically no longer here with us, because, candidly of her own choices, based upon what we've seen here. And this is considered hate speech and in the world of in the minds of some people, but because of the decisions that she made, now she's not with us. It's created all sorts of just terrible situations. Right? For the officer, the family, LeBron James is doxxing, this guy exposing who he is, could lead to something happening, God forbid to this guy. I'm reminded I'm reminded of Ferguson. And the officer there, who is basically demonized and his life destroyed Officer Darren Wilson. Remember this? We had this guy's life destroyed. But we find out that what we were told about the crime is, well, we're told about officer not doing what he was supposed to do is not what happened. Stan, Michael Brown attacked, the officer in his car was shot at close range, even inside the officers vehicle. But where is the calls, that say, those engaging in this sort of behavior, this has got this has got to stop? This sort of thing has got to stop. But the problem is we get people like Paul Krugman, who's, you know, a radical leftist. Paul Krugman, I'm looking here, he wrote this. While he wrote a series of tweets, I saw this on Fox News, a mail off his last night or this morning. He's basically denying, basically denying that riots caused by some black lives matter. Individuals, we're not didn't really happen. They were, quote, overwhelmingly peaceful. As Fox News points out, there were 18 deaths, and nearly $2 billion with a B $2 billion in property damage in cities across the country that resulted from the unrest that came from Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, as I've said before, and some of you don't even necessarily like me saying this. But look, not every black lives matter protest is clearly not one that ends in violence and destruction. But the idea that there wasn't a wide scale problems because a portion of the individuals who were involved in it may have been Look, it there's, again, the peaceful groups that are trying to draw attention to and solutions for what they believe are solutions for some of these problems, some of these issues in American society today as it pertains to policing and these sorts of things. I don't have a beef with any of those people, even if I disagree with what they're saying needs to be done. If I disagree regarding the problem, I remember having lunch with a gentleman who we I mean, he's he's a Christian man, a good man, his perspective on this and mine. We're not the same. I mean, in some ways, we certainly could acknowledge what certain problems were but in other ways, the depth of the problem the systemic nature of the problem is something all together different. We didn't see eye to eye on it, and we still you know, he was perplexed at me at some point. I was perplexed at him at some point. But I think we still had a respect and care there are people that fall into that group, but there's also clearly people who fall into the group that are going to destroy whatever they can loot wherever they can take advantage of the emotional situation, the circumstances, there are some that stir that up intentionally. This is on deniable. This is undeniable. So I want to talk a little bit about that.
That today as well, we also have, we also have an interview with, with Jay, hi, we do this once, once a month, Jay Hyde, Executive Director of Shepherd, Community Center in Indianapolis, has become a friend of this program. And they really do great work. And you know what, I'll say this, I'll say this, if you want to look at now, they're not. There's some issues that, obviously, that we're dealing with or talking about here that are outside the scope of say, what Shepherd would be dealing with when it comes to say, policing. But there are certainly overlaps between some of the issues and things that Jay heights group Shepherd community deals with, and is trying to help address and solve that overlap into some of these other things where problems begin to begin to arise. Now, those are my that's my description, not js js. J doesn't get into the politics of those I do. So don't don't say these of Jays words, but the things that Shepard is trying to do by bringing hope and to break the cycle of poverty in the inner city community on the Near East Side of Indianapolis. There's certainly violence in that area as well. And there's the idea that is just policing. That's the problem here is tremendously under estimating the scope of the problem, there are tons of of issues that have created the circumstance. And one of those is clearly is clearly the attempt to politicize the issue by some leftists remember, I remember, was it Patrice collars, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter. She's a self described, trained Marxist. She's a trained Marxist, she's a communist. she's a she's a communist, who wants to remake America, folks. She wants to remake American. If you look at some of the Marxist techniques and strategies, and you look at what Black Lives Matter is doing, you can certainly see I'm talking about the organization. I'm talking, I'm not talking about every single protester, but I'm talking about the organization itself. And what it's really trying to what is really trying to do some of the things that, you know, I'm not saying that all the thing that's trying to do is is bad, but at its core, the Marxist core, what she says the founders of Black Lives Matter, at least two are self taught, self described, Marxist teachers and influencers and so forth. That is, that is evil. Marxism is evil, it's unAmerican. And it's terrifying that it's at the root of an organization that a lot of people are going out of their way to excuse behavior for and so forth. Again, not every person in fact, the vast majority of protesters are not doing this stuff. I fully acknowledge that, that the protesters I have a problem with as the rioters, and as I've said before, it's pretty clear when a protest becomes a riot. When you go from carrying posterboard and signs and engaging and chance and you start throwing rocks and starting fires and dancing on police cars and looting buildings, surprise, surprise, you've ceased attending a protest and now you're attending or inciting a riot that caused over last summer a series of riots according to Fox News, 2 billion with a B dollars of damage. And that led to or that involved in these riots. 18 deaths again reported, according to Fox News. So timeout is in order. Let me get back and want to share an interview I had with my friend Jay hight Shepherd community, talking about again, breaking the cycle of poverty, which in some cases, not in all cases, I'm not suggesting but in some cases, some of the problems some of these problems like like poverty, like hopelessness, cultural issues and gang violence and things that are all kind of intertwined to within some of these communities and my suggesting or even that it's always part of the problem, but it is it part of the problem in some of the cases. So they're trying to address at least part of this, I want to share that conversation with him. And then we'll continue with some of the things as well and putting some notices at George Floyd square, which are now calling the place in Minneapolis where George Floyd lost his life was
died at the hands of officer Chauvin. almost getting close to a year ago now. So a lot to unpack quick timeout is necessary. We back here in just a minute.
Welcome back, listening here to the home of conservative, not bitter talk again. Going through a whole list of issues today. And one of those is sharing this conversation this interview with with Jay hi with you. So with that being said, with that being said, I want to share this conversation with Jay had her friend at Shepherd community center hope you enjoy what is always my honor, and pleasure to have with us Jay Hyatt executive director Shepherd Community Center. Jay, how are you today, sir, welcome to the program, to a just a very blessed, and great wife and kids and most of all grandkids. And so these are blessings. Oh, good. My friend. I've heard a lot of folks say a lot of good things about the grandkids, I just have kids myself. And I've heard folks say grandkids are such a blessing. So that's good to hear. So today we're gonna talk about as we have been with you for for some time now, this is our fourth discussion about the assets to kind of help break the cycle of poverty. And that's really what you're focused on doing there at Shepherd community. Right? Today, we're gonna talk about motional stability. But before we do that, just really briefly, really briefly hit the other three if folks haven't heard, herbal we've talked about before. And then they can listen to archives of the full discussion on the podcast that they want to listen to that what are the first three
assets? Yeah, of the 10, that three that we've covered? First and foremost is faith. Believing not just in a God, but believing in a personal God, who provides us hope and a purpose. Allowing folks to have access, we talk about moving our families from sick care to health care. And so having access many times is the challenge around healthcare. And, and then having support having those relationships, who will show up when we need help? So now we're on to the fourth, which is emotional stability, I guess quickly define me folks obviously, have some idea what we mean by that, or what you mean by that maybe just kind of hit a general definition of what you mean, and why that's important to breaking the cycle of poverty?
Well, it's the ability to control your responses to circumstances, particularly negative circumstances. So how are you reacting? How do you process? How do you deal with the curveball that's thrown at you throughout your day?
So whenever someone is, in your community coming to shepherd, for looking for ways, or you're trying to help them to break this cycle, what are some practical ways that your team that you and your team are helping to provide or to teach folks how to be more emotionally stable?
Well, we are thankful and blessed to have very talented counselor who works with any of our children, our students and our families. But all of the staff is working with our students on how do you deal with disagreements. How do you handle it when something is you know, unfair, how do you react if someone hurt you? What do you do? God created us with an amygdala that fight or flight mechanism. So that is to be used to help you in those dangerous situations. The problem is we've developed the generation in many times a community that lives in that amygdala. And that's not how God created us. And so you say, Well, why did someone get so angry? And, you know, why? Why do they immediately do that, and we see the tragedies of the violence of our communities, and it's continue to see the results of gun violence that you say, why would someone choose someone over that, and the stories of people hurt each other. And many times, it's, they've, they've become so addicted to their amygdala, that they are always in that fight or flight. And so everything sends them over the edge.
So I know, I don't again, I know, you know, you're not the counselor, but maybe sink our roots a little bit into this discussion of the amygdala. And, you know, what's, what's going on? And maybe even, you know, I'm thinking about, as you said, before, that the analogy or the, I don't know, the, the illustration, where these, these 10 assets to breaking the cycle of poverty are like planks in a bridge. And if you're missing a couple is not that big of a huge deal. If you're missing half or a lot of these, then it's a major deal. You can't cross the bridge, you can't get across that chasm. And I think sometimes this is, I guess, a two pronged question one. I think sometimes for folks who have things, or maybe comfortable not dealing with some of these circumstances, it's hard to recognize just how much missing one of those other points, or some of those other planes can can fuel this one, I'm guessing, right, you can become more emotionally unstable, by having less of the assets in place. So I guess, talk a little bit about that relationship. And then also back with the, I guess, the amygdala and what that really means and, and how that means people are responding and maybe how we can, I guess, be better equipped to help folks, you're stuck in that situation?
Well, if I don't have access to healthcare, and I'm sick, and, and if I don't have those meaningful relationships that support that I feel like I'm in it. alone, I can't, you know, no one cares about me, so I don't care about them. And, you know, I'll just be real honest, this is, we've just saw a tragedy in our community with the FedEx shooting, and it takes me back 15 years to the Hamilton Avenue slains, which was our family. And, and, and I'll be real honest, I grow weary of all of the rallies, and the speeches and the pastors who preach a sermon. And I, what I want is for us to just go love our neighbors. But if if our neighbor doesn't feel like anyone cares for them, then every misstep of life becomes an attack. And this is a way, you know, this, this undermines so many of the other assets, that it lends itself to you, you don't think that anyone cares, and then you'll make bad choices. And, and most of all, we know that there's a God, that's the that's why the basis of our assets is we want people to know that there's a God who loves him and God who created them. And that's the foundation of our hope. And, and then if we can help folks not have to live in this constant state of, of survival, that, that they always feel like everything is an attack. And, and so their reaction, you sometimes you'll say, you know, I was just trying to help you. And suddenly, it's all mad and angry. And, and so many times, I've heard why I don't want to let anyone get close to me, because everyone who gets close to me hurts me. And my heart breaks for that. You know, in my life growing up, there's people who hurt me. But there's a lot of people who loved me even when I was a noxious teenager. And some people would say that I'm noxious. 50 say that. But God has blessed me with people who care and, man, the way we build this is to help folks know that they someone loves them, and then begins to model that. I think this is where sports and sports activities are very helpful for us to deal with losses as a kid who loved playing baseball, and I'm probably a lot better in my mind that I wasn't reality, but I love baseball. And I played one year on a team that we hardly want to gain. But I've learned a lot that way. I learned how to deal with disappointment, and I learned how to deal with frustration. And, and all those things, I would have been one of the better players, but I learned that it's a team. And we want as a team, and as we lost as a team. And so those types of things, you know, that's why I think churches who do upward basketball or upward soccer, those are important things, and allowing kids to have those types of access it. And then we as adults, we got to encourage them. And, you know, it's it's about winning life, not winning a ballgame. But we need to help folks do their best and learn that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. A good friend of mine, who spent many years the Armed Forces talked about how he had to learn how to shut off his amygdala, because leading tours and in a Delta Force team and in Iraq province in province that they're in Iraq, he'd say, you know, we always had to be on guard because someone was always wanting to hurt us. And he taught me a technique that they used of remembering. And I said, Well, you know, that's exactly what got done, that sometimes in the weekend, get like this, right? Everything just keeps coming at us. And problem after problem. And we feel, you know, we get edgy, and we get tired, and we get grumpy. But if we, God said, to have standing stones in our lives, and to tell our kids how faithful God was, every time you go by it, and so maybe in our life away we could do that is to continue to remind ourselves and to tell the story to others, of God's continued faithfulness in our lives. Amen.
That's a great, that's a great point. And too, as you've been talking about emotional stability, here, it reminds me of something I've heard on on Dave Ramsey's program, and he talks about, you know, people that are in financial difficulties. And of course, it stands to common sense here. But whenever someone if you don't have any resources $100 or $300 repair on the car can be something that is incapacitating for you, right. And so that can of course, lead to emotional responses, and everything becomes magnified. And you can see how these things are interconnected. And woven together. And I think you're you're right, you're spot on with this, we need to, we need to be there and show love and connect with people and and genuinely try to to be that support and bridge. And so what what do you say to someone who says okay, then all sounds great, Jay. But what how do I practically do this? I have a small group and Bible study, and we lead it on Sundays. And, you know, a lot of times it comes down to where the rubber meets the road for people. That sounds good. But what do I do? You know, what do I do next? How do I? How do I help someone in that position? What's something practical I can do? What would you say? How would you direct them?
Well, we can't love our neighbor if we don't know them. And according to Gallup, statistics, only 31% of Americans know their neighbor. And I think COVID probably made that worse. So let's let's get to know our neighbors. And let's help our neighbors. And here's the thing when God said love your neighbor, he he wasn't instructing us to love the people who are nice to us. Sometimes love your neighbors to that person that you're really they frustrate you, right, they leave their trash can open in the trace blows all over and you got to pick it up and it just drives you insane. And the command from the New Testament is Love your neighbor, your exception. So I think we have to get out we got to know and then find those ways that we can intersect into their life. I have been talking a lot about this and trying to call us to love our neighbor. And if we it's no longer come and see what I want you to see it's for us to go with be that holy presence in our neighborhood and in our into those people and show them God's love. Well, I think sometimes our small group actually and I didn't intend to talk about this, but just from what you're saying. It's reminded me but we're we're studying a book written by by Tozer and he's, you know, brilliant and, yeah, a lot of a lot of insight there. But, you know, he talks about he he oftentimes He puts the cookies on the bottom shelf, even though he's brilliant, he breaks things down to a way to where it makes sense on a very fundamental level, and he's writing about faith. And he says, at its core faith is using the inward eyes of the soul just to look up to God, just just to look up to God. And so I guess, to your point, maybe if we would, maybe if we would be better at doing that more intentional at doing that we would be more aware of or open to products of God on ways that we could show love to our neighbor, because it's not necessarily some, you know, grandiose action we have to take sometimes it's literally just being there listening, showing encouragement, support, I'm sure you see that at shepherd. Yeah.
So a friend of mine, told me this. And this was profound. He said, Jesus did ministry at three miles an hour. And we live at 50 miles an hour. And so we missed the promptings because we're moving on to the next thing to do. And people need less programs, and they need more relationships.
Amen, brother.
And so for me in as Shepherd looks at this next decade of service, it's about how do we read neighbor, the hook?
I love that, by the way, yeah.
How do I let my neighbors know that there's someone who care for them. I don't want any more people to die. And yet, violence will continue because it happens when people do not believe that anyone cares for them. We're not going to police our way out of that. We're not going to spend our way out of that. It only comes when we get to know our neighbors, and to say, hey, it's not my job to represent Jesus. It's my job to represent Jesus. And to represent him in a tangible way. It's, you know what I can remember a time growing up in Dayton, Ohio. When, you know, my mom would send food over to the neighbor, lady, elderly lady because she was sick. And my wife and I deliver food each week. And we had a lady say, you know, I just made a bunch of chili and I knew they needed some. So I took them. This lady has very little, but she's rich, because she's generous. And she's she goes across the street. And that's such a, you know, that's three, that's ministry at three miles an hour.
That's good advice. That's a great way to say it. So gotta wrap up here time is, is knocking on my door. So if folks want to get involved, folks want to say, Hey, I like what Jay is doing. I like what shepherds doing. I want to be a part of this plug, man. I'm not entirely sure. But what Jay saying when he's on here, these 10 assets that make sense to me, I want to be a part of it. What do they do?
Well, they can contact us, for Shepherd community. If you want to volunteer, Donna Alexander, the great leader who can connect you if there are other ways that you want to lower you can reach a call us. And we could guide you on how you may want to answer the call. But I it's a both D and E. We want you to come join with what we're doing and what God's doing on the Near East Side. But we also want you to do it on your own Street.
That's right. Great advice. Jay. Hi, Executive Director, Shepherd Community Center. Always a pleasure, Jay. I love what you're doing. Thank you so much for joining us, sir.
Well, thank you so much.
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Welcome back. I just saw this. Now I'd seen the video of mkhaya Bryant, coming out of the house and attempting to stab a girl but her. She's screaming as she comes out of the house and this is the cop. The officer is pulling up. She's screaming, I'm going to stab the blank out of you. blank. She gets knocked to the ground during a scuffle. Then she charges the girl who's kind of pinned up against the vehicle. She starts to swing a knife the officer fires several shots. If If folks can't see this for what it is, I don't think they want to. I don't I don't know what this officer supposed to do. Anyway, gotta take a break. Come back and wrap up. You're listening here the home of conservative not bitter talk. I am your host Todd Huff back in just a minute.
Welcome back. I wanted to get into I don't have time. I don't have time. And but there's there's a cartoon called Bluey. My kids actually watch it. The kids actually find it quite humorous. It's out of Australia, I believe. Yeah. oz is nodding. Yes. But apparently, there's someone from ABC News in Australia. Who is upset that? I guess I guess the dogs are white. See, when I watched this cartoon, I thought the dogs were blue and brown the colors of the dogs but no, apparently they're white. She's upset. There's not more dogs of color. There's not more disabled. I'm reading her quote here. Disabled queer, poor, gender diverse dogs of color and single parent dog families. Oh, my goodness, folks. I gotta go. This has been a heck of a week. Have a great weekend. We'll see you Monday. Thanks for listening. SDG Take care.