Glenn explains why hard work will always pay off

Over the next couple of days, Glenn will be talking to some fascinating people who are looking to change the education landscape in the U.S. Tonight, former congressman Ron Paul joins the Glenn Beck Program to talk about his homeschooling initiative that hopes to see 25% of American children homeschooled. On Wednesday, Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, visits the program to talk about his exciting new scholarship program aimed at getting high school seniors ready to enter the workforce with the skills they need to land the jobs that are available in the U.S. Both men are seeking to change the status quo, and, as Glenn explained on radio this morning, it is vital that we continue to teach our children the value of hard work.

Glenn explained his first foray with interns was not the least bit positive. While broadcasting in Philadelphia, Glenn had an intern assigned to his show that wasn’t interested in doing much of anything. That experience caused Glenn to swear off interns for a number of years. But recently Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze have found tremendous talent through its internship programs.

“We've got a lot of employees that have come from the intern pool,” Glenn explained. “And they are superstars.”

This morning, Glenn heard a story about one of TheBlaze’s current interns in Dallas that reaffirmed his belief in just how important it is to give hard working, driven people a chance.

“This morning, I'm in a meeting somebody gives me a letter and says, ‘Hey, I got this email. Do you know if this is true?’ It was about somebody here working as an intern. And she's walking four and a half miles to a bus stop. And gets on the bus and comes here and finishes her work, gets on a bus, and walks four and a half miles back to home,” Glenn explained. “I stopped the meeting this morning, and I went and tracked down her boss and said, ‘Is this true.’ And they said, ‘Yes, it is.’ And I said, ‘Well I want to shake her hand today.’”

“In today's world, somebody who will walk four and a half miles for an internship – that's just remarkable. That is exactly the kind of people that we need. These are the people,” he continued. “And I really truly believe, when you give people an opportunity and you say, ‘Look, you can do it. You can make it.’ That's what apprenticeships are all about. Do you know how much we can teach and how much we can learn from one another, if the government gets their big fat nose out of our space?”

When you consider the current cost of a 4-year college degree costs upwards of $200,000, Glenn explained the cost/benefit analysis of an apprenticeship program would be beneficial to both the apprentice and the company.

“Do you know how much money we can save? And I don't mean as a company. I mean how much money can we save people from the university nightmare. Let me see. I could teach you how to do business, and I won't charge you anything. Hmm. Or you could go and you could get a worthless piece of paper from a university, and it will cost you 50, 100, 150, 200, $250,000. And then you leave there with what,” Glenn asked. “Did you even find yourself because I know that's what you were trying to do? Or are you walking back and forth thinking, ‘How in the hell am I ever going to pay off this debt?”

“It’s a crazy world. And it's time for revolutionary thinking because those who created this, the people who created this problem, are not going to be able to solve this problem,” Glenn continued. “And the people who create this had problem are definitely not going to be able to fix this problem using the same tools and thinking that we created this problem with.”

A small-government, individual liberty minded individual would hear the story of the intern walking 9 miles everyday to get to her internship as a story that illustrates hard work and determination. A big-government minded individual hears that same story, however, and tries to come up with a way for the government to fix it.

“The left would use that story as a justification for $10 million in new busing money… this person is walking four and a half miles to the bus station so we need a billion dollars with new buses and rail system,” Stu explained. “Whereas you are using it as somebody overcoming their obstacles.”

“That shows me who is going to make it. That separates the sheep from the goats. That one action says something to me. There's something special about this individual,” Glenn concluded. “Let me use the President's own script: Don't give up. It's worth it. Just keep trying.”

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Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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