Glenn: No more right and wrong, just political agenda

I want to talk to you a little bit about the truth tonight and if it matters, and I want to start with a story that is getting very little play in the mainstream media.

In fact, this is the way it’s reported by the Associated Press, and I just want to give it to you, an incredible story. “Authorities are investigating the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Central Texas who was assaulted by several men, some of whom used cell-phone cameras to record the attack. Court records filed in Austin indicate the girl ran away from home June 29 and was approached by a car with three men inside.

The girl was driven to an apartment about a mile away. Records say up to 10 men were at the apartment, with some taking turns having sex with the girl. She told police that some cheered…Two men have been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. Twenty-four-year-old Juan Lozano Ortega and 26-year-old Edgar Guzman Perez were in custody Thursday, each on a $30,000 bond, after being arrested a day earlier.”

That’s the end of the story. That’s all they thought. That’s the best they could do, no other details that they felt were important enough to share because they’ve got other things to do, I guess. But there’s a little bit more to this story. If you take the Associated Press story and throw it out, there’s more, more that you probably should know.

First of all, she was a runaway. Did she run away from her parents? No, she was living in a place called The Settlement Home for Children. The Settlement Home is a place for…it’s a placing agency for foster children, so this isn’t some spoiled brat teenager mad because I didn’t get an iPhone, mom, for my birthday. This is a child who has been rejected her entire life. At 13, she probably understands she’s most likely going to age out of the foster care system in and out of homes, in and out, in an out.

So she runs away from The Settlement Home. She hitches a ride with three men she didn’t know, first mistake. They take her to this nearby apartment complex. The young girl is escorted into an apartment, only to find ten other males inside waiting for her. The next few hours have to be described as hell on earth, thirteen grown men up against one frightened 13-year-old girl, taking turns one after another after another after another.

Demented animals, and they reveled. It was a party for them, taking out their cell phones and recording all of it, one cheering another one on as they viciously raped a helpless 13-year-old girl, a girl with no family, no one really looking for her, no one coming to help, alone in the world, surrounded by men. Well, this gruesome attack goes on for hours and hours, all the way through the night and into the morning.

I just spent time with Elizabeth Smart. She told me when I was out in Utah she didn’t think she would live to see that morning. I’ll be you this 13-year-old girl didn’t think she’d see another sunrise. Well, finally they had enough, and they called off the attack. And one of these animals was kind enough to let her use his cell phone so she could call her foster brother, but her foster brother, not being a brother or a man, refused to help.

So, surprisingly, they had the compassion to drive her to a nearby neighborhood. They kicked her out of the car. They told her you gotta go find someplace else. Go find someplace else to go. She did find someplace else to go. She actually met a woman who brought her to another apartment, another apartment complex where this man was waiting for her.

Unbelievably, this 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted yet again in the same 24 hours asking someone for help. Well, of the 13 attackers in the first attack, these two have been arrested. What the AP and the rest of the media haven’t bothered to point out is that these two and the other 13 appear to be all of them illegal immigrants. The others are still at large. Where is the outrage? Where’s Al Sharpton? Where’s Barack Obama?

Shouldn’t the president give a speech and say something like this girl could have been my daughter, after all, my daughter is just turning 14? Boy, he could give that speech, couldn’t he? How about the speeches on the dangers of letting illegals live in the shadows? How about the speeches of let’s just be good to each other? Where are the marches – no justice, no peace?

It’s not going to happen, because see, nobody really actually cares about people anymore. It’s really only about politics. It’s not about Trayvon Martin. They had to make him look like a little 13-year-old boy when he wasn’t. Why? Because it would help them get elected or reelected or get them to cause trouble or get them to get more power. But you see, this little 13-year-old girl, you don’t have to doctor a picture of her to make her look 13. She is 13.

Does anything even matter anymore? Does the truth matter? Is there such a thing as right and wrong? I don’t even recognize us anymore. I’m in our New York City studios today, New York City that has Michael Bloomberg as the mayor and soon could possibly have Anthony Weiner of all people, a man – do you think Anthony Weiner should be – look at this. Should he be anywhere near elected office, let alone leading the largest city in North America, one of the largest on the planet?

You know what’s really amazing is people are actually saying oh, you know, we shouldn’t pay attention to this. One week, one week before his big redemption video or interview goes to print in People magazine, he posed for pictures. There he is. That’s the pictures from People magazine, but as this was being printed, he actually starts up a sexually charged online relationship with a 22-year-old progressive activist.

He didn’t even try to hide it. He used his own name most of the time – the arrogance and the insanity of the rest of us. And here’s the biggest disgrace – this is still being defended. It’s all being defended by people. Andrew Sullivan actually came out and said sexting shouldn’t exclude anyone from public office. Really? Sexting shouldn’t?

Let me read it to you. “In this new Internet age someone has to be the person who makes sexting not an excludable characteristic for public office. If it becomes one, then the range of representatives… we can choose from in the future and present will be very, very different in experience and background than the people they are supposed to represent.” Andrew, may I just point out, I don’t think it’s sexting.

I mean, if he was sending, you know, explicit pictures and you know, hey, honey, I’m so hot and bothered by you right now, can you put the kid down early tonight so we can have animal sex on the kitchen table, I wouldn’t care. That’s up to him. It doesn’t matter. And if he wants to do animal sex with somebody else, I don’t care either, but he shouldn’t be trusted with our cities. It’s the fact that he lied about it. It has nothing to do with this sexting. He’s lying while asking us to trust him.

Is there no right or wrong anymore at all? Any? Is there any concept? Everybody else is doing it. Just accept it. Why not? Let me show you Slate.com and what they’ve said. “Anthony Weiner’s sexts don’t make him look like a sexual predator or even a freak. They make him look very, very ordinary.” Really? Wow, I mean, do you have a girlfriend that you’re trying to put into your Chicago love nest? What does he call it, a fallout shelter?

He calls this some bizarre name, someplace where they could go and just live out their wildest fantasies. Do you have a high heel fetish? Because I don’t. I mean, if that’s normal, I’m so proud to be abnormal right now. Spending all of your free time telling a stranger on the Internet that oh, you’re so hot, I love you, and sending naked pictures of yourself while you know, your wife is just down the hall, you know, with your firstborn kid, just a year old – that’s normal? Really, is it? I don’t think so.

We’re witnessing a society that is completely detached, and we’re detached from anything because we have an agenda. Why didn’t we tell the girl, why didn’t we tell the story of the 13-year-old girl? Because of an agenda. The second rapist was black. The others were illegal immigrants, so we don’t tell a story. That’s not a good story. That doesn’t help us with our agenda.

Right now MSNBC, they’re praising her for her courage. Imagine that, praising her for her courage – really, the people who fancy themselves as warriors fighting the good fight against the war on women? You want a war on women? It’s this guy, and they’re praising her staying with him. She’s been humiliated how many times? How many times does she have to have…not just once but twice. She’s not a woman – that’s pathetic. It’s pathetic.

I’m all for forgiveness in a relationship. I’m all for that. Nobody’s perfect, etc., etc. This guy is a sexual predator. That’s who he is. He’s a freak. He’s out of control. If she wants to do it, fine, but I’m not going to praise her for it. And look at me, I’m not attacking her. I’m just saying what are you thinking? What are you thinking? If this is my sister, get away from the monster. This guy relentlessly objectifies and corrupts all young women. He does. I mean, and they’re fine with it.

Let me give you another story. How about Nancy Pelosi’s progressive pal? This is the Mayor of San Diego. He’s refusing to step down despite the fact that he’s groping women at the office. He can’t even be trusted with women in the office. We’re a people who have no shame. We have absolutely no shame. He won’t step down. Nancy Pelosi was asked how she feels about him, and she says, you know, what happens in San Diego should be left to city residents. Oh, should it? Is it Vegas now, San Diego is? You have no opinion.

America, we have got to get a hold of our children, and I don’t know how we do it in a country – I mean, we look like the old fuddy-duddies. You just don’t understand sexing. Yes I do. Yes I do. Got it. The future of American Progressives, we are in deep, deep trouble. The ones we are growing, the 22-year-old Weiner sexting partner, she said that Weiner could send all of his naked pictures, all of them that he wanted as long as he kept legislating the way he was.

But if we continue to disregard right and wrong, and it doesn’t matter what anybody does – this is so far beyond anything that Bill Clinton ever did. We make fun of countries like Italy and France because they elect perverts and liars. What are we doing? This is our fault. And New York will probably elect this guy, and we will go the way of those countries. And those countries are on a timetable. They’re on critical – they’re on life support now.

No one’s going to be able to trust anything. The truth doesn’t matter. We turn from the truth, and they’re perverting absolutely everything.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.