Was Glenn right to call bullying kids dead inside”? Caller takes serious issue with Glenn’s comments

Since the story of Karen Klein broke two days ago, many have focused on the victim and the abuse that she suffered. Rightfully so, many have been outraged by what she went through, and there has been an online effort to raise money to send her on a vacation as a way of making up for the abuse. But no one has focused much attention on the kids themselves. Why would they do this? What environment and culture leads to kids being so cruel? Those were the questions Glenn wanted to know the answers to. But some have taken to his description of the kids being "dead inside". Is Glenn off base in his description of the children's cruelty - or are people succumbing to the same rationalizations that allowed this to happen?

The debate came to the forefront during the radio show this morning when a listener called into the show and tried to blame Glenn for any fallout that may occur as a result of the story.

"Glenn, I think this story might be your downfall. I think that money's going to ruin that woman's life and these kids that you've exposed and called dead inside are getting death threats. This should have been a situation handled entirely where kids learn and grow and show remorse and move on, but now you've blown this thing all out of proportion and this money's going to come in, family members are going to come out of the woodwork. They're going to take that money from her," the caller (Chris) said.

Glenn responded, "I didn't start the fundraiser, I had nothing to do with it and personally I like the fact that people are banding together and they are trying to do something good, I don't think that's a great solution at all. But if that's what people want to do, that's what people want to do."

"I don't have an agenda," Chris tried to say. "I just saw you calling these kids dead inside. Kids do stuff like that that parents never even hear about half the time."

"This is a situation that these kids can mature and grow out of," Chris added. "And you've turned them into monsters. I just think it's a bad thing."

"So Chris, tell me what you did as a child that you've been carrying around that you didn't tell anybody about," Glenn asked.

Chris fired back, "I've said bad things and nasty things as a teenager that I would never say now and fully regret. I've cut down people but maybe never to that degree, but you'd be surprised what some of, quote, the good children out there are capable of saying and doing when they're young teenagers. That's when adults step in and say, hey, what you did is wrong. But you don't go on national TV and call them dead inside and start criticizing them as horrible parents. "

"Hold on just a second," Glenn said, "What is the problem with calling them dead inside? Would you call them when they don't see humans as humans anymore?"

One of Glenn's primary critiques of the whole story has been that these kids did not see the elderly Karen Klein as a person anymore. He has said the kids saw her as a YouTube video in the making, and their lack of empathy is a symptom of a larger problem.

" I've never been this way as a kid, Chris.  I was never this way.  I did stupid things.  I did cruel things," Glenn said. "I said cruel things as a kid.  I've said cruel things on the air.  I've had my share of bad things, too, just like you did, Chris.  Just like you did.  However, I have never in my life seen anything like what happened on that bus.  That's 30 kids.  Nobody said a word.  No adults said any word.  No one said anything.  And then in the press conference, the adults come out and say, 'Hey, my kids suffered enough.' Bullcrap.  They're dead inside because that's the kind of society that we are living in now.  It's changed, Chris.  It's changed," Glenn said.

After the break, Glenn continued to address some of Chris's points.

"You know, this last call, I don't know what his problem was.  Maybe he's, you know, a decent guy who just disagrees," Glenn said.

"Sould I be cruel and mean, you know, in my drinking days when I wanted to be?  Oh, yeah.  I mean, I picked a guy up by a tie and told him I was going to eat him for F'in' breakfast," Glenn admitted. "I've done some cruel things in my life.  I could be a cruel man if I wanted to be.  I've never done 10 minutes.  I've never said I was going to F'in' knife you."

"The reason why they're dead inside is because they refuse to see this, they refuse to see this woman as a human.  They're not seeing her, they're not seeing their effect.  They're seeing her as a YouTube video.  They're seeing her as a vehicle for entertainment or stardom. This is the video game or video culture that we're in.  And, you know, if you are ‑‑ if you're my age or around my age, you have to understand, what our kids are being brought up into, new things have been introduced and old things have been ejected and rejected.  So the entire world is different now.  You can't judge the kids today and what they are thinking and doing based on what you thought or did in your day.  It's not the same.  It's just not the same.  And because there's virtual.  We didn't have virtual.  People were people."

"Look, here's the deal.  You have something hard to say?  What's your first instinct?  To go over to their house, to call them on the phone, to write a nice e‑mail or text them?  If you could get away with saying hard things in a text with a little smiley face, you would.  You would.  Because it's the easiest way to communicate.  It's the easiest ‑‑ it's just meaningless.  Our kids are so far removed from actually having to look someone in the eye and have the ramifications of what they say actually hit them.  And because of that virtual disconnect, they stopped seeing people as people."

Stu added, "And, you know, call them dead inside.  At that moment they are dead inside.  That doesn't mean that their whole life they have to be that way.  That doesn't mean they can't learn from this and turn into a good person."

The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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