A society in the collapse? Disney parks forced to change program for the disabled

Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California have made a significant change to their policy regarding disabled guests because of growing abuse by non-disabled park goers.

If you have ever attended a Disney park, you may be familiar with their procedure that allowed disabled guests and their families to bypass the line. But, as the New York Post reported in the spring, non-disabled attendees have begun hiring handicapped people to accompany them to Disney parks in order to cut the line as well.

And now Disney is taking action against the con artists. As The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, “Because parents scammed the theme parks, now disabled children will lose out.”

“It seems as though we are surrounded and that we have lost our way,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I believe we're not surrounded, but I believe we have lost our way.”

The Wall Street Journal reports:

…this week the Walt Disney Co. announced a significant change to procedures at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. No longer will families with disabled children or parents be allowed to go to the front of long lines.

One of the reasons for the change, a Disney spokeswoman told the Orange County Register, was to curtail "abuse of this system" by healthy families pretending that some of its members are ill or disabled.

Glenn explained that because of security concerns, he is forced to go to the front of the line when he visits Disney parks. While he understands that Disney’s policy towards high profile guests is necessary to keep things running smoothly in park, it is a situation that makes him very uncomfortable. Hearing that Disney is now reneging a similar procedure it had for disabled guests because of scammers was, needless to say, infuriating.

“We actually have said we don't want to do this because I hate going in front. I hate cutting the line. I hate it. I want my kids to stand in line and everything. We've asked, but they're like, ‘Please, no’ because we usually go at the high times of the year if we go,” Glenn explained. “And it bothers me. It bothers me so much… People are standing in line and I hate it. Can you imagine doing it and saying, ‘Oh, I'm doing it because I've got a handicapped child’ when you don't have a handicapped child?”

It would be one thing to read various media reports about people abusing Disney’s policy, it’s a whole other thing to read that Disney actually feels the need to completely change a policy that adversely affects some of their most fragile customers.

“But here's the amazing thing – you sit here and you look at this, and I could imagine reading this article and saying, ‘Okay, wow, they caught these guys doing this? Isn't that bad,” Glenn said. “No, that's not what this article is. This is the Walt Disney Company having to change their policy to hurt sick children because too many people are doing this. That's crazy.”

“That's a sign of a society in collapse right there,” Stu said. “That's an amazing story, and you're right. The frequency is what makes it really dark. If this had happened once, it's a story, right?”

But the abuse didn’t just happen once. It happened enough that it required a significant procedural change.

“That's the thing that gets me now on stories is it's like the Common Core stories. If it was one person being shut down and taken off because they stood up against Common Core, to me, that's a story. But it's day after day after day, city after city after city,” Glenn explained. “It's a society completely in not decline but collapse. It is just coming as a full‑fledged collapse. If you can't say, ‘You know, hey, remember the Tinkerbell and the castle that makes all of our kids cry? And here's a terminally ill child that's being wheeled in because this is the child's last chance to experience some of the magic? Get out of my way! Why are they first?’ That's a society in full‑fledged collapse.”

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."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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