Texas student with special needs tormented with threatening text messages by classmates

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted passionately to a disturbing story out of Plano, Texas involving a special needs student being tormented with threatening text messages by her classmates.

“The guy I was walking to work with [this morning] was giving me a briefing on some of the different stories in the news. He said, then there's the story out of Plano, Texas, and I said, what story out of Plano, Texas,” Glenn explained on radio this morning. “A special needs high school student from Plano, Texas, has been subjected to vicious bullying, receiving a barrage of offensive text messages from strangers poking fun at her, threatening to rape and kill her.”

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According to KDFW:

Shea Shawhan, 18, was born with a brain injury that has left her with the mental capacity of an 8-year-old. She can understand the text messages and it's really breaking her mother's heart. The mean and hurtful text messages have sparked a police investigation.

"Why are you still here? Clearly no one wants you. You only have special needs friends and you're ugly and have terrible fashion sense. Honestly your clothes suck," read some of the offensive text messages. "People at West don't want her, that's the reason she has seizures because that's karma," another text to Shea read.

"When they referenced her seizures and said I hope you have a seizure and die, are you kidding me? How could you be so evil and cold," said Keri Riddell, Shea's mother.

“If I were in West High School in Plano and I heard this today - if my children were there, if my children had a phone, I'd be going through their phone. In fact, I'd probably take their damn phone away. I want to make sure that you're never part of that, and if I ever find out that you are, your life is going to be a living hell with me for quite some time,” Glenn said angrily. “I'm going to call Plano West High School today. I'm going to ask them if they would allow me to do a school assembly because I have a few things to say to those kids. I have a few things to show those kids. I have a few history lessons I'd like to give those kids. I'll show you what this leads to. Really? We're going to start making fun of the handicapped now, are we? That's what we're going to do? We're going to start devaluing them? We're going to start making them not really into people, just obstruction to us? I'll report tomorrow on whether Plano West High School will allow me to come in and talk to the kids, have a school assembly.”

KDFW has since reported that Shea was able to attend her school’s homecoming, and students arrived at the event wearing t-shirts with messages like “I’ve got Shea’s back” and “I’m with Shea.”

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While it is encouraging to see some students were courageous enough to stand up and do the right thing, but, as Glenn explained, such situations are becoming all too common because technology has made it possible for people to cower behind the shield of their virtual lives.

“I believe we can find the solution, but it requires us to think in totally different ways," Glenn said. "We've got to change everything. We have to take everything out of us. We have to look at everything: What is it that I believe? What is it that's true? What am I doing? What are my children doing?"

“I was working on a major project last night that I really want to do with Ray Kurzweil, of all people. I really want to put something together that will open people's minds and show them what's just over the horizon. Our brightest days and our worst nightmares are just over the horizon. I'll show you what can be good and bad, really bring it to life, show people because we've got to wake up,” Glenn continued. “How many friends do you have on Facebook? Answer the question. How many friends do you have on Facebook? Do you know the number? Last time I asked that question in a crowd, I said, ‘I don't even know how many friends I have on Facebook.’ And somebody opened up their device and looked and said – I don't even know what it was – 1.8, 2 million, whatever it is. I said, ‘No, it's not.  I have zero friends on Facebook, zero. Zero.’”

“How many friends do I really have,” Glenn asked. “I know I have one. He's sitting in the studio with me, and the reason why I can count him as my friend is because he was there with me in my darkest days. So I know I have one. How many friends do you really have?”

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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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."

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