The story of America is the story of misfits

I told you earlier on the program that this is the time and we are the people, but what does that mean exactly? We all know that our country is in trouble, at least some of us, some of us do. We recognize it. Some of us try as hard as we may to convince those who we love and love us and are in our own homes. And for some reason we can't convince them, and it's frustrating. But it's okay. We are living in a time where those who speak the truth, "2 plus 2 equals 4, not 5" will become outcasts. We don't fit in. We are mocked and ridiculed. We are laughed at and publicly shamed. But that's okay. I want you to know today that you're in good company. The very story of America is the story of the misfits and the outcasts. We used to love the story of the underdog, but we have forgotten now that the underdog is the misfit. And the misfit is the one who built this country, whether it be George Whitefield, a misfit in preaching, or the governor of Massachusetts during the Salem witch trials; to Ben Franklin staring down an all‑powerful king; a lanky and homely quiet man from Illinois who thought all men are endowed by their Creator really meant "all men." The misfits of the Wright brothers, the misfit of a preacher from Atlanta, Georgia, to some college students who just thought that they could make a better search engine and call it Google. Misfits, all of them. Misfits, outcasts changed the world.

It's funny. Even though outcasts changed the world, no one wants to be an outcast. Everyone who has ever been picked on in school knows what it's like to be a misfit or an outcast. We really are the same human beings, all of us, no matter where we are, when you boil it down. And you can boil it down to this simple concept: We all just want to fit in. And because of that, tyrants succeed. It's why Saul Alinsky is studied for power and why Hollywood is so influential.

It is the story of misfits. The cool send us a message that being alone is bad. Don't stick out. Don't be different. It's really all because they're afraid and that is why they bully, to make sure we all gather to follow them. Imagine. Imagine if we all thought the same.

Imagine if we all walked the same. If we just got away from the freaks that want to go their own way, imagine what we could do. "I'll help you," they say to us. We could seek the good things and the cool things that everyone wants.

You see, bullies know if they isolate, mock, ridicule, there's something inside of each human being that makes them want to run. It's the bully that we all remember. He picked on the weakest and got others to point and laugh, and each of us then had a choice. Most of us chose to ignore, but the better part of us told us what to do. I too laughed because I didn't want to be on the receiving end. I wanted to be with the cool kids. So we say nothing, and too many times today we repeat that pattern and say nothing. Be ourselves. Become tongue tied. And that is what has to change.

It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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