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Mark Robinson- From Poverty to Politics

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June 11, 2022 1:00 am

Mark Robinson- From Poverty to Politics

It's Time to Man Up! / Nikita Koloff

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June 11, 2022 1:00 am

Today, Nikita sits down with Lieutenant Governor of NC Mark Robinson for another exciting episode of The Man U show. Listen as he tells his humble story from growing up in a family of 10 children to God's path in the political world. 

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Hi this Roy Jones with man talk radio podcast. Our mission is to break down the walls of race and denomination your chosen truth radio broadcast will be starting in just a few seconds. Thank you. This is the Truth Network man up and what honor, what up privilege to have in the studio with me today. A man's man. It so gratefully was able to carve some of his time out today to come in Lieut. Gov. North Carolina Mark Robinson and Mark. I have you the studio today I is good to be here.

Thank them.

Well, I was excited.

I guess maybe I do know about a year ago I was at a couple different political functions in and come across a couple guises think some your your handlers up.

I can't remember for sure but it was interesting with a when they connect the dots with with your background in wrestling and in and having I guess followed me as is a fan in your younger days grown up.

I greatly open right in Greensburg. Murray's room okay writing Greensboro and will move all of our listeners out there that maybe have never not familiar with with the with you to give a little backdrop on that, like your family were just talking that Pokmon hear about your sons and tells them about your family well. Again, thank you family I was born and raised in Greensboro and Acxiom really lived my entire life in Greensboro.

Supper time that I spent in in the Army and in a little spent a little bit of time in Randolph County for a while but not my entire life I live in grace up number nine number nine of 10 children. Mom on a potential while Jesse my mom was married twice. My mom had five children with her first husband, and she had five children with my dad and I'm number four number four of the second five day SRA as yet even she had five girls and she had five boys while and so interesting fact about my family growing up. My dad only as a child I only remember my father as being all retired person he was so quite frankly was old and I nest my members. Amy died in 1979 in I wasn't really too sure about when he was born and you know because I didn't know my father very well. You know you live in a house with Bud so I get to that in a minute but my father I recently found out that my father was actually born in 1897 Wohl you yes really yeah okay. He was born in 1897 I was born in 1968. He was 71 when I and I have younger sister. Okay yeah yeah yeah it was that Jim just reminded we have a carefully doing George and the caretaker.

The drone sentence 14 children, while 42 grandkids and I forget I have great grandkids and and he'd have more if his wife would let it rise as high as I'll are so so 71 when he yeah and also does that's an interesting fact noticed the fact is I have two sisters of that I never never met my two older sisters of one sister. She's passed away. The best way for number of years and never got to meet her and I would know sister named Sharon. Nobody knows where she when she has a daughter in Texas who was desperately searching for to find out what is become of her. But we have no idea where she is and I've never met you know don't know what is she still living or we don't know we don't know where she is father sisters and brothers. I've sister in Indiana. I had a brother in Florida are my oldest brother was in Florida he was. He was in the military of the Army. They was a bus driver for number years in Maryland and action retired from that old left that position resign from that position and moved to Florida became a pastor and he was a pastor for decades that touch many lives, but he passed away a couple years ago and then I have two rows in Greensboro, two sisters in Greensboro and on again another sister I have a sister in India. Okay, so now before killing you as our brother in Wilmington as well while you're all they're all over they give it all to full became an area he mentioned The Simpsons you got some children of your own.

I do, I do. I have two adult children.

I have a son who is 30 about 3031 all and I have a daughter who is 29 about 1030. My daughter is married and she has two children, all of the board is born half I could talk about all day long little girl going to have to talk about all day long, but all yeah there are Mike Mike is of course adult to their degree.

Now you to mark you tell me a story when came up up a while back up to Raleigh and actually met you face-to-face for the first time so we exchange some text messages and some I think different communication pictures is up but I come up there with with.

You may remember that my pastor Jay Stewart and God. You know we were coming or you know I was coming you know he was coming. You know I was coming and we were sitting in your conference room there. Wait. Wait for you to arrive at at all the I'll never forget it when you walked in. He cut it, you looked already liked it because it froze in your tracks up. You are a bit surprised that there were sitting our world. I was out I was pretty shocked that you know.

Having grown up all it just feels Russell was always there to greet Greensboro. I think the granddaddy of them all. Staff came around I can tell you some stories about Russell and that you might not believe it is a we had some incredible times of the Greensboro Coliseum.

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The number because you are number one you're listening to the and and we had a moral breakdown of the family at home watching television. So that you get to meet the folks who know the human person to get to know you just get to know this is incredible yeah and and attic and also you were sharing that recently you got to take, but Heather was W. W.


Raw show in Greensboro you have to take your son and your nephew just sent my son and my nephew my all my wife's sisters all son.

They got to go with us and you. I was super excited to go because the experience, you know, I know a little bit about how Russell work back in the day and back in those times, wrestlers, esoteric, so-so speaking, yes it was a very popular, but it wasn't pop-culture bacchanal base is very pop-culture. Now and is just be.

Is this really be you know it, but my my son and my nephew. They both grew up all watching a different generation wrestlers than idea right so for them to be able to meet the folks they grew up watching it get to see if that see the expression on the face.

It was like to be located is you say you said what like your nephew.

One of my leg is a Randy Orton fan altogether. He still has Randy Orton, action figures, go to package with used open and not his and he when he met him last night. He just shook his head as a man I thought I would never get to meet that the laws and then add a car say that you send a treat and treat you like royalty have a backstage tour.

They did a pivotal backstage tour.

We got to meet all the all-stars and the way set us on the front row It was great and test okay so so who were and I'm I probably know if you the name so if you say in your era, and it was a different a different product a different business. The idea in terms of what we prefer presented to the fans right yet, it was a lot more organic is the way I frozen. Yes, for sure. Everything from from the matches themselves to get interviews to two people back to watch the 80s and 90s. Your crowd reaction yes I can't believe you know how to react and enlist you is it was still kind of a mystery about her right in-laws that the hole was a call. Take five and just kick it was still in place till it was still there and people your people question whether or not it was quote regal that might know for sure but that but in the midst of it. Nobody cater right nobody cater and I can just remember all going to Coliseum and the fans would get so intimate I mean they would get so into it was just it was great but now is a different set is a different type of environment altogether can't say that is better or worse is just just event that is a good way to summarize against what I can say this with using the fans were so into it course you know some of the stories already but I can tell you in the early days of my career. There were legitimately people who love to hate know I yes I had 1/2 a dozen different times five times against the nature boy one time against Begg and TA that fans literally came over the barricade seeing that Yasin had come in the ring after me right. I'm saying that I see now.

We saw several towns of the costly, you witnessed it yourself all yet I couldn't I couldn't I could tell you story it is a personal story of mine and we might we might get in the nephew want to get in there but you only tell you where you involve the knowledge of earthly involvement.

You came to the rescue of a good guy where non-I called you because I was ill. All not around 12 okay, maybe whatever deals they are very short. We went to Coliseum Rick flair was Russell wall McDaniel for the United States championship. Okay this is a time when United States built with that red belt with the gap with the doll map yelled mount yes and no lowlight walls, Melinda management, Tom Young was refereeing Rick flair for negligence way out of ring got a table leg hit wall. McDaniel knocked him unconscious and pending and climb out of ring.

The fans went crazy at this. I was I was it that Russ and I was very mischievous. I would get you can smoke in the Coliseum. In it, people put the drink cigarettes out in Draco seated big cup full of cigarette butts and tobacco genes.

Now, stop loss and want to get this gas log ran down to think about from several late-summer guys and right. I went down I got found a really good when he was leaving ring cannot shut that thing as hard as I could and headed it hit him.

I don't right on about his level and I was left side last all over the base already. He came up in audience and he grabbed this guy had already is. I mean he beat the tar out of go and the guy was right behind so we the tar.

This guy is over. I run out to try pharmacists, umbrellas, films, what happened asked Missy what happens. I went around the corner Coliseum and here comes my sister just got that bill over her head screaming on the US chaff. US jam just elaborate on issues that you make this not out is not and when he needed them to build out some I picked up was looking at and I snapped at Bowman rent all by good man asked true story and I told Esther to start a slot. Okay, you know, so I just want to actually has that bill because my sister took that bill as she had instead taken a leave and we Jim Crockett used to stand in the stands and I guess he gave us Russ and signal to get out of range up. She took it and she gave my glass true story argues that you have a story that's immediately 011 quick memory of it was Lotta great memories and degrees will Coliseum for me, but one is a cage matched arcade against the rock 'n' roll express when when Ivan and I were good, catapult them into into stardom and yeah and I'll never forget that they they win the match. I shove Ricky Morton over the top of the cage and falls all way out to the floor. I would later find out a guy in the wrestling business came to his rescue. Try to get them back in the cage is of the dirty Russians. And yeah, he later told me that story and allow my God she wants. So needless to say the fans. The fans were very engaged back to the as you just to tell you to back out of it anyways. Back in those days a resin is a lot rougher and am on the inside but on the outside a lot more is well and we could we could do. Probably 10 shows just talking about that I want to own it. There's another story that I want. I want you to to share just a short part of this story when I was with you up in Raleigh. You told me a story of Mark, how you literally would somehow the Woolworth's incident came up in in in Greensburg Greensboro infamous for you or seven yeah right yeah you told a story about Brian.

I think a hot dog and ships all their yeah you are used to. I used to go downtown as the child downtown area was like our playground right we we would go downtown and we played at the being the government Plaza.

There we run around that place and play all there was a Western auto down the down town.

At one point, all when we were kids we did have a color television. They had color television sets in the West and all that they sold and we would go into that Western auto and cinema floor on Saturday mornings and watch watch Russell while even codifying out well as the wrestling yeah what you know we couldn't. We loved it, and no, but also used to go downtown and go to the war in the winter months, still there. Here's the funny thing about it's at when I was a kid, I had no idea what happened I know about all the turmoil that happened the city as I knew nothing about any place to go down go down my mama give me a dollar you'll not get on and on about hot wheels car and it is. I would love to see Micah find his light. This person I would go to town.

I was sitting at the counter and it didn't matter whether I had $0.10. What I had $0.20 in my why I would sit at the counter and I will set my money on the counter and this lady was sweeping up into her hands and she would give me a hot dog and some paint chips and a drink. You're listening to the and Alvina green tile from the top brand carpet has it right and stop number one in the reader's choice awards can this is Nikita Cole and I want to thank lemons carpet for supporting my new show man on Saturday afternoon at 1230 on the truth that were high Nikita glop. Be sure to check out the man up show now available on television broadcast and Go to MorningStar or the troop radio network.

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You're listening to the and bases say that, eat that hot, eat my food, my feet would be because the full right and I sent in schools, all souls and all I said that, when I think back on it now I think I had no idea what happened.

As a kid, I had no idea the cost of people had to pay me to be able to come in a city that, as is always been something very striking and in the part of the story, maybe 10 to that it was like I think like the very first time. When you kill you like issues like honey, what would you like your idea that yes right like a hot dog is in any like a how much is she is you don't worry about that's right you don't worry about that right now you know just showed how much time Cicchetti and how much water going on in the breed. How much God's grace.

It had fallen on Greensburg and the place can help you with this is only white lady.

This little black. And she just want to bless you right as you yeah and and and for those who don't know me you know not to go that full story details today, but that Greensboro that Woolworth was incident inched instrumental some of the very first sitting also lost a story during my 60s and yeah sure I was in Martin Luther King Jr. and and all the enough I've been connected since I got into opening a been connected with a gentleman and Clarence Anderson. He was one of the first to sit at that lunch count one of the original first set there at their at the lunch Colorado with these great man and we certainly appreciate your sacrifice and I you I think about that all I really didn't have what you'd let me ask you this shift gives you a little bit so you do the Lieut. Gov. of North Carolina and in the course, you couple couple, three years ago. There's a vision for their web viral. I guess you were talking like a city Council city Council in this video goes by Roland and other next we know Mark Robson is the Tenneco for North North Carolina but so to question two part question did what was politics growing up as a K ever something you thought you would get into and/or your very values were outspoken, even in your faith in boy that just seems like two polar opposite ends of the world and in the world of politics. So first, how do you blend your faith together in that world and was politics, something you thought about as a kid growing up and get involved in all knowing and growing up we never talk about politics.

We never we never talk about Republican or Democrat which never talk about. Here's what we talked about his children.

We talked about what was and this is the absolute truth about his assistance. This we talked about what was right.about what was wrong. We talk about will spare and we talked about what God said about and it always the conversation always went back to what God said about always. That was always our moral compass what what did God say about the situation we have our opinions. We have our beliefs. We thought about what was right and wrong.

What was fair and unfair. But what did God say about and that is how we liberally raced and because of that I believe that is why I've always been a conservative because you don't tell people time I did become a conservative. I was raised as I was raised to believe in the principal all that I that I hold dear.

An outline and so love no I did not become a of what I call to live politically aware. It's a lovely young adult. Next came Goldwyn conversation I am deferring to Mount about bombing Rush Limbaugh and we you know I had one opinion of me had another and I set out to prove him wrong and actually ended up proving to myself that I believed everything this guy was talking about and that's when I became what I would call politically, politically aware, okay, you bring up a very interesting point.

All of our listeners out there. And that is theirs like I have people like you I do a lot and a lot of men's camps and conferences and in you don't administer it. In fact, I was blessed to be able to see you at a tent revival in Statesville, North Carolina just man, you brought the word you say you were brought it up, and if it was evident that night was obvious in such a powerful anointed word and that is to to the word of God it what you just illustrated it.

We can all have our opinions in what we feel is right or wrong, but at the end of the day. What does the word of God say right that's right even when I go out and preach him like look, don't just take my words, instead of fear and platform hold this microphone at a pulpit you know you go you go make sure that what I'm saying is in the Bible is at the end of the day. That's what's most important is delivered So so how do you so I'm sure. I mean that the firestorms have to be all around you when you're such a man of deep faith and in the world of politics and how you navigate them or cutting everything.

Well you not have a great team of people around me, wife of course I did manage my life. My family bought been married for 33 years now. While congratulations what's her name her name is Yolanda Arendt she's been more or less marked my compass in life.

And so while I'm at she's top of the list of things people that I have around. I did have a great group of people around me who guide me politically ill because that is very important to have people around you will understand the political winds and understand how to navigate those political waters, but ultimately what it comes down to is understanding what you have and have the courage to do like mine being able to make decisions sometimes in a very tough all, but ultimately are going to benefit people in the best way and get get the things done.

If you want to get done as far as the faith of those that's just the something that is the something my sassy hill along the down all the getting was on my downhill for me is all well and add something that we unaware on waiver and all the calls I think what we seen a lot in it in this nation's people of our faith of the Christian faith. We are always the ones that are being told we need to stand down background relent give up our compromise, oppositions no the religions are being told that you're listening to the and cuticle (I am excited to hear you do know the big announcement. Well, maybe. Anyway, Facebook, call my new fan page for fans and the like, and follow your listening to the veteran and No other religion and nobody stand up until any other religion that you need to give up the tenets of your faith to fit into modern society is always a Christian is being told, and I think Christians need to be bold and they need to tell people that this nation would not be establishing the would not be a successful as it is, I would not be as blessed.

As it is. If it was not for the men and women who had the wisdom of God and follow the wisdom of God to build his nation and so we need to stand up and declared without a backup a lot about values writing mail that's that that's great word effectively parallel there. And in that I constantly tell BBB bolt as you just said, which in which you are your syllables I appreciate about you people speak the truth God's truth in love that I like to add. Sprinkle with some grace and right.

Sprinkle some gray so they can really see the love of Jesus that's in our hearts right and seven I'm you, you lose Jesus and in in what you do but let me ask you this, we only got just just a couple minutes here left ear but have the time is gone so fast but appreciate what you just said Lotta people see you of the governors right out front there in accountancy but just give us 1/62 glimpse of the role of the lieutenant governor is likely to be governable to cover all lieutenant governor and the president of the Senate preside over Senate hospitals that school board I sit on the ball for the community colleges energy policy Council have a number of other duties, drafting of take-up take on the 12th but I one of the best things about this position is that we can't get to decide our own agenda while in office, and we decided when I first stepped in office that the thing that we will focus on the most always education because we feel like education is the key to the future for nation and so that's where we'll put most of our effort. Yet in this position is trying to make sure students and in North Carolina are being taught what they need to succeed, and that's our focus right well and I know I know that it worked. I feel confident to say that people are encouraging. You heard your answer in Statesville with about whether not to run for governor in your life will will let the Lord decided direct path right and still stand there on that when I do and it looks like he is pushing us in that direction in the you know is is an obvious direction the roster going seat is going to be open and we feel like on the opposite side for most of the top candidate on the opposite side of it, they will not be good for North, and so we feel like mortar Michael movement, Rick will for all all you out there listening land. I want to encourage you to pray for our lieutenant governor Mark Robinson and discovered covered wood covered with his angel with God's angels and and and I would encourage you and and/or challenge you to take to heart what what Margie said about about standing up rising up as Christ followers being bold and in your faith and not backing down right Mark that's right that's right so I can't thank you enough for you coming in the in the studio today and sharing that just some of your life story mad at a wrestling fail. You said you you could probably have 100 stories.

I'm not good good of Obama's is the bowels you well.

30 seconds Road put a challenge out there to attempt to man men and women Christ followers 1/32 challenge of the challenges now the time for us to stand up. We see all the craziness that's going on me, all you gotta do is turn the television on and you see absolute chaos, not just you, not just around the world right here at home. Things are going on in our schools. Things are going on in our in our business world, things are going on in our in our politics now is a time for people of goodwill and good faith a good wisdom stand up and make their voices heard, so that we could make a better world for children. Well, you heard it right here and I sure say to you could probably sense to wit with Mark story just to his is how passionate he is one about the Lord and then secondly, in addition to that, just his position a in in government and and whatever your position is out of the marketplace. Government is a teacher, whatever you role you may find yourself in a stay-at-home mom. Every role is important, so I just encourage you today just to center your hearts and your gaze on Jesus and and in June in next time for another great show on the map showing the cuticle off publishing this podcast is made possible by the grace of God and your faithful prayers more generous and may God bless you for your continual build up a whole and donate. If you would like to support Cola for Christ ministries. For a gift of $25. The keel was seen as adoration and declaration for a gift of $50. McEwing is wrestling with this gift of $100 more will include a signed copy of his newly updated life tale of the ring WW today. This is the Truth Network

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