Dr. Ablow and Glenn on the importance of courage

People across the country are finding inner strength with help from Glenn and Dr. Keith Ablow’s new book, The 7: Seven Wonders That Will Change Your Life.

One caller, Ronald, is a recovering heroin addict who received a copy of the book from his father. He called to thank Glenn and Dr. Ablow, and to share how the book had helped him. He said, “It's helping me to basically follow my breadcrumbs and follow my gut instinct because there are a couple of things that I follow my gut on since I've been out and they worked out real well for me.  That's actually how I got my job because I didn't ‑‑ I happened to notice a place and follow my gut to go in there and I ended up getting my job.”

Another caller, Barbara, found insight into some of the delinquent teenagers she tries to help through her work. She said, “ I just started reading your book The 7 and I got to Page 15 and I was just stunned because you start out by saying here that empathy, human empathy is what lets us identify with others and do right by them?  And I work with a group that helps young teenagers who have been caught shoplifting and similar things, trying to keep them from being incarcerated.  And the social workers have said to me the big thing they find is that these teenagers lack any empathy.”

Glenn then welcomed Dr. Ablow to the show, and the two discussed the book.

Glenn started the conversation by saying that not everyone who would pick up the book are at the “bottom”, so what can they gain from the book.

“People have more in common than separates them.  And so where you are on the spectrum matters less than that you start moving forward.  So we just heard from somebody who found himself addicted to heroin, trying to avoid pain.  But there's courage needed for every step forward.  Even if you're trying to become more successful and you can't seem to do that.  That may be because you haven't noted, as we do in the book, that courage includes elements of fear and doubt.  If you've been waiting for just a clear run at the next job promotion or you're changing your career to something you love, don't wait.  Understand that fear and doubt will remain with you as you take that step.  That's what courage is all about.”

How does this tie into changing the country?

Dr. Ablow said, “Here's the thing.  Ultimately people need that pole star we talk about in the book.  You know, in Legend, the pole star being that mythical star around which all the other planets turn.  They need that in their gut.  It's very tough to take people down a road toward darkness or one that doesn't include liberty if in their hearts they have already taken the journey that we're suggesting.  Because if you have courage and you believe that you should do the things that your gut tells you are right, that will empower you and other people, you become somebody who's tough to herd.  You know, it's tough to herd cats and it's tough to herd people who believe that they're worthwhile and that they should follow their hearts. “

Glenn used the historical example of teaching a slave to read to support this point. Glenn said, “It was against the law to teach a slave how to read because once you could read, you'd realize, wait a minute, I can learn; wait a minute, I'm not an animal; wait a minute, they're not superior; wait a minute, I have a right.  And it all comes undone.”

Dr. Ablow also discussed how individuals ultimately have to make the choice to change themselves. He said, “The bottom line is you can give people your counsel, you can go to the ends of the Earth to resist your addiction with them.  I mean, I encourage parents go to court.  Get some kind of substituted judgment.  And if you can, put your son in detox if he won't go himself and he's at death's door.  But ultimately, ultimately you have to find that path yourself.”

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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