Glenn defends 'mean' basketball team

Let’s be honest, Glenn doesn’t know a whole about sports. He couldn’t tell you who is going to the Superbowl this year, and probably thinks Joe Namath is a host on CNN. Nevertheless, he knows the value of sports and competition, especially for kids, and a story out of Utah shows the ways in which these values are being undermined in favor of "social justice".

Pat explained, “There is girls basketball, both high school basketball teams. One girls' basketball team beat another in Utah 108-3. Now, the coach of the winning team said, Look, you know, I wasn't trying to pile on, but I didn't want to insult them by, you know, placating them, by condescending them. I didn't want to rub it in by making it look like we couldn't, you know, compete with them because they were too bad and I agree with that.”

“They weren't playing the first string. So, they weren't playing as hard as they could. I mean, they could have left their first stringers in there and just pounded them into the -- probably could have scored 200 points. They didn't do that, but don't treat them like they're morons. Don't treat the other people like, oh, here. We're going to let you win,” Glenn added.

Glenn said that the only way to get better and improve is to overcome loss, and he tries to teach that lesson to his own children.

“Raphe is my only son and he is very, very smart, really smart. He is always looking to cut corners, as kids always do. You give them an opportunity to cut a corner and get away with something and they will. He's really very clever and, also, is addicted to winning. He's always, I won, I won. And I'm trying to teach him, no, it's not if you win or lose, it's how you play the game,” Glenn explained.

Unless it’s sports (Glenn loses at sports no matter what), Glenn doesn’t let Raphe win.

“I know that's not a surprise, but I kick his butt. I never let him win because I think he is smart enough to know when I'm letting him win and I never want him to see me say, Daddy let him win. No. I want him to earn the wins. I don't rub his face into it. I say, Man, that was a good game. I kicked your butt, but one way you're going to kick mine. Come on. Do you want to do it again? And that's the way it should be, because I'm teaching him that it doesn't come from winning or losing and when you do win, it means something,” Glenn said.

“Like when you're playing your older brother in basketball year after year after year and he always beats you, eventually you cross that threshold where you're able to beat him. It's a huge moment in your life,” said Stu.

Anyone who just lets someone else win is doing his or her opponents a disservice.

“Not just the winning team but the losing time learns so much. You learn that, okay I have to practice harder. I have to get better. Next time I don't want them to beat us 108-3. I want to keep them under 100 points and then, you know, eventually you'll get better,” Pat said.

Glenn brought it all back to social justice (editor’s note: you’re not surprised, are you?)

“Let me tell you something. It is not just the media that is making a big deal out of this. The media is more than happy to pick up the slack and destroy our country, but there is a bigger issue and there is a bigger hand involved and it is the social justice nonsense,” Glenn said.

“These are people who actually believe in this social justice, no competition, strip our kids of everything that could have them survive,” he added.

“For two generations we have been a society that has always walked into McDonald's and there's been food. We have always walked into a grocery store and there's always been food on the shelves. We've always relatively had jobs. We've never wanted or waited for anything, anything. While that's been going on, we've been teaching our kids that somebody else has your stuff, somebody else has your job, somebody else that your life, somebody else has too much and you have nothing. We're teaching them all of that.”

“We're teaching them all of the wrong things and if we're not doing it at home, then I can guarantee you they are learning it firsthand in school,” Glenn concluded.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

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