Is this the best takedown of the gun control nonsense ever?

Seemingly insane stories of young children being suspended from school for making a gun with their hand or dropping a "pinecone grenade" seem to be popping up in the news more and more. Why are we suspending six-year-olds for playing cops and robbers at recess but letting them play violent video games at home? Glenn explained the backwards thought we are ingraining into our children this morning on radio.

In Alexandria, VA, a young boy was suspended for bring a toy gun with an orange tip to school. Glenn points out that at this day in age, when school shootings are far to frequent, it's understandable that a teacher would call the police.

Glenn held up up an example of the type of fake gun you can find now. These guns don't always look like toys. In fact, the one Glenn held up looked like a the real thing.

"Unless you touch it, you have no idea it's not the real thing," Glenn explained. "What am I supposed to do? As a teacher, you call the police, right? But if you can see that it is a fake gun — stop it."

Glenn explained that we need to start using common sense when we are teaching kids right from wrong and to have a healthy respect for firearms. There is no reason to suspend someone over something that is obviously fake or if they make a gun out of their finger or a piece of paper.

This time of reaction is giving children an irrational fear of guns — one Glenn believes to be intentional. He explained that he knows people, that if they are in the room with an unloaded gun, will be terrified.

"If I tell them that it's real, and unloaded, they will not pick up the gun," he said.

Now look at that fear through the eyes of a young child.

Many families across the country will watch violent movies with their kids. They'll watch TV shows where people are using guns, shooting each other, etc.

"Many people in this country will have no problem showing them this, because they'll say, 'my kids know the difference'," Glenn explained.

But when a tragedy. like the horrific Sandy Hook massacre, occurs, they will not talk to their kids about it or let them watch the news stories about it on TV. They shield and protect them.

"We'll show them the fake violence in movies and on TV, but we'll protect them from the real violence," Glenn said. "Which one, in the big scheme of things — if you had to pick one — which one is more important to show your kids?"

"The real life scenario obviously," Pat responded.

But that's not what they see. Glenn explained that kids are shown the horrible consequences of real violence, only the entertaining versions. Kids go to toy stores with their parents and buy fake guns, but then, when they're in front of their teachers or other authority figures, they get into trouble.

"So now, this and every other kid at the school have been taught that what mom and dad bought for them at the Toys "R" Us — that you can brandish a toy and you can go to jail," Glenn explained.

"So now, when Dad says, 'let's go to the shooting range', do you thing this kid is going to have a healthy respect for guns? Or an irrational fear of guns?" Glenn asked.

He went on to explain that it is important for kids to have a healthy respect for guns. It's important that they know how bad guns are when in the hands of a mad man and how powerful that they are. But kids aren't shown the bad side of guns — only the entertaining "fun" side.

"It's all acting. It's just a game. You get points. It's a good movie. It's entertainment," Glenn said. "And then we have our police and our school systems teaching them that guns are bad. But they're teaching them much more than that."

Our society worships teachers. So while they're not telling the kids that "Mom and Dad are stupid," it's what the kids are learning. They're learning that 'Mom and Dad' don't understand.

"Our kids aren't trusted with the choice of apples or french fries. Our kids aren't trusted with a 16oz. soda. But our kids are trusted with the 'morning-after' pill and birth control," Glenn pointed out. "And that doesn't need a consultant. You are creating and killing life — you can make that decision at 13. But you need a license for a gun, and a psychological test."

To own a gun, they want you to have a license, have psychological evaluation, they want to know who's living in your house. But if you want an abortion, no problem, here's your pill. Kids are being taught that the values their parents are teaching them at home are irrelevant, because "teach knows best."

"I mean, if there's not a case to pull your kids out of school I don't know what it is."

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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