Epic Beck monologue: "Man up!"

Oh, how far we’ve come since the days of America’s earliest pioneers-in the wrong direction. Last night on TV Glenn lamented the state of resolve and determination in America today and ripped our overall lack of toughness. Below is the stunning THEN vs. NOW comparison from Glenn’s monologue which makes clear the pioneers are probably rolling over in their graves.

Hello, America, and welcome to The Glenn Beck Program and to TheBlaze. This is the network that you are building. And it is time to man up. No, really, seriously. I mean, the sensitivity binge was super fun while it lasted. It was, but enough is enough. If America’s success makes other countries feel bad, sucks to be them. If you’re worried about income inequality, or if you’re offended by a Nativity scene or scared of a Pop Tart gun, I don’t care, not at all. Man up. Time to man up.

This is a nation whose heritage goes back to people who climbed into a boat. They didn’t want to. They went sailing off into the vast sea having no idea where they’d end up, even if they would get there. Half of them died, and the half that lived, you know, to make the trip, they were afraid they were going to be eaten by the Indians. Man up.

This is the country that fought the British, broken, hungry, barefoot, in the dead of winter. Martha Washington came to like make people shirts because they didn’t have pants and shirts, and yet, somehow or another we won. We are the country that tamed the West. Pioneers packed up their families, their belongings into wagons, rode off into the great West, into the unknown. Weird, they took all of their crap, put it in a box, tied it to a horse, and crossed the mountains, no roads, no GPS, no weather forecast from the weather Channel, no grocery stores. No, not even a rest stop.

But there were areas where we could stop and take pictures, right? No, nothing, nothing, just grit, determination. That’s what they had. Everything else, they were crapping in the woods and wiping themselves with leaves. Imagine that. Now, imagine what those people would say about us today and our toughness and our resolve. The people who survived the Dust Bowl, you know them, they starved because their farms were buried in dirt. Apparently too much dirt is a bad thing. What would they say about us?

Today, I actually received in the middle of the radio show an e-mail from the Snow and Ice Management Association – who knew that even existed – giving me the top ten tips for walking in the snow. They thought that I should bring you that news. I’m not going to, because if you’re not smart enough to figure out how to walk in the snow – one of their tips was look down. Another one of their tips, I’m not making it up, was look up.

If you’re not smart enough to figure that out by yourself, I want you to freeze to death in the snow. I just, I do. Now, if there’s something psychologically wrong with you, I want to help you so we get you inside, but if you’re perfectly normal, just dumb enough to go outside without shoes or socks or a coat, and you have no idea how to walk in snow, and you’re 30 years old, I hope you freeze to death. And I say that with all the best part of my Christian heart that is currently working today.

We are a country that is snowed in for two days, and panic begins to settle in. And the guys on television snow crisis, 2013, we’ll all remember where we were when we couldn’t make it to Starbucks by the end of the day. I just can’t survive another minute without my café grande crappuccino. Who set sail on the ocean blue? Well, not me. That sounds scary, but it does sound like a nice color blue. Could we get some accessories with it? No.

This is how wimpy we have become: There was a woman who tried to get onto a plane with a stuffed sock monkey. The monkey had a two-inch gun. TSA stopped her because that shouldn’t be allowed on a plane. Now, may I just say to you, if your sock monkey happens to be this big, and the gun looks like this, maybe we have the TSA take the gun from you, but if your sock monkey looks like that sock monkey, you’re a freak, and it’s time to man up.

May I just say…what, you don’t have a sock monkey under your desk? I don’t want to scare anybody. I don’t want to scare anybody. I made this myself. I was talking about making these for Christmas and selling them online, but everybody in the office says the people will be too scared. It’s an underwear cat. I made this today. It’s just made out of underwear, okay?

It’s like a sock monkey, except this one has a lasso or a noose. I don’t know if you could travel with this on the plane or not, because it’s an underwear cat, and we’ve already learned people should be very afraid of a sock monkey. They’ve never seen my noose-carrying underwear cat.

We are a nation terrified of sock monkeys with a gun. Oh, and something else, Jesus. Apparently I have to report to you today that Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year. It is apparently now the scariest time of the year. Disney now is eliminating Jesus from Christmas. Isn’t the first part of the word Christmas his title? Pretty sure.

They didn’t want to mention Christ in a Christmas show because it might offend somebody. Well actually, that’s the non-bull crap answer. Their bull crap answer is they’re just trying to cut it out for time. I saw this show. I saw this show last year. The narration, this is how politically correct it was, the narration was read by Marlee Matlin, except she didn’t say it, she signed it.

You could cut a lot of things out of a Christmas show, but I don’t think that you would cut out the Christ part of that, because that’s the whole story. And so they wanted to cut I think it was like 200 words out of it, and it was just all the stuff about, you know, he came, he was born, he conquered, and he rose again. Okay, alright, that’s good stuff. That’s good stuff, and they did it because they had to cut out what, two minutes? Really? Because I’ve stood in their really long obnoxious lines, you know? I don’t think they care about two minutes.

Wimpy factor number 432, two little girls just got booted from a grocery store in Vancouver, Washington, because, think of this, they wanted to sing Christmas carols and give a warm “fuzzy feeling to anyone who walked by.” Are you kidding me, higgledy-piggledy singing songs about Christmas? They were told, thank goodness, by store officials they might offend someone.

But thank goodness we at least have the brave men and women running our military. Oh sorry, they just caved too. They shut down a Nativity scene at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, because a group of atheists allegedly complained about it. They had a call. We have a call, somebody’s offended by the sleigh. Oh, sucks to be them.

Could I just ask the people at the Air Force, I mean, you’re this scared over a Nativity scene? Can I tell you something? You are going to be freaking out when you’re like in the plane upside down. Have you watched Top Gun? Because that looks scary.

Maybe a few people in our country need to talk to Deborah Sampson for a little inspiration. She is a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to fight with the Continental Army and George Washington. After getting wounded in the battle, she went home, of course, and cried – boo hoo, I hurt so bad. No, she didn’t. She operated on herself, and she removed one of the several musket balls out of her thigh with a pen knife. And then she sewed herself up with a sewing needle.

And then she went home and cried and recovered for a while. No, she didn’t. Then she got off her butt, and she went back into the battlefield and continued to fight. You think she’s going to curl up in the fetal position and cry herself to sleep because there’s a Nativity scene on base? Man up, man up.

I know this isn’t the monologue that Jesus would do, but as my wife usually points out, I’m not Jesus. This isn’t the monologue that Gandhi would do. I don’t think it’s the monologue that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, I don’t even know if it’s the monologue Charlie Manson would do. I don’t really care. This is the monologue I’m doing today.

I really want to be a better man, but part of that is actually coming to the table, I think, and saying, “Man up.” Stop worrying about offending people, because it’s crippling us, even from interacting on the most basic of levels. A six-year-old boy was suspended after kissing a classmate on the hand. Do you know a woman, any woman here on the set, anybody, just shout your name out if you’re offended if a guy would come up, or a six-year-old kid would come up to you and take your hand and kiss your hand and say, “So nice to meet you.”

If this kid is…is there a soul in the control room, on the floor, anybody, any women? Here’s what happened. He goes, and he kisses a six-year-old girl on the hand because they’re friends. She doesn’t care. She thinks they’re boyfriend and girlfriend. Mom of the girl doesn’t care. Mom of the boy doesn’t care, but the school cares, so they suspended him. Now sexual harassment, and it will live on his record permanently. Don’t you have to know what sex is to be charged with sexual harassment?

Because he kissed a girl on the hand…I’m sorry, but I don’t know of a woman that doesn’t think that that’s cute or if honestly, I mean, me, if I did it, they’d think it was weird, but if somebody came up to them and said, “Madame, it is an honor to meet you,” took the hand and gently kissed it appropriately, are you kidding me? I would look at that guy and go, “I want to just stab you to death,” but my wife would be like, “See, that’s what a man is really like.” Right?

But we have so few examples. I showed you yesterday the selfie of the president. Oh, here he is at a funeral taking selfies, funeral selfies. By the way, that’s not the only thing. I don’t know if you saw the reports today on TheBlaze about the papers in New York, but apparently Michelle wasn’t too happy because he was laughing and flirting it up with the attractive Danish Prime Minister right there in front of his wife.

Can I tell you something? I saw this picture. My wife would look exactly like that. If I were doing that, my wife, she would have hit me. She would have. I am an abuse man. She would have done one of these. She does it all the time – poof!. I’m like, ouch! Okay? This is what’s happening. Look at this. See, this is the other side of being man that is ignored, the six-year-old gets, but we don’t get, chivalry, decency.

He then, he takes this picture, and then he shakes hands and is all smiles with a ruthless dictator who ironically has been imprisoning political opponents without cause, exactly what happened to Nelson Mandela. No icy stare here between these two, huh uh. No straight talk, no hard truths, just propaganda coup for a Cuban dictator, same thing he did for Hugo Chavez. It’s a big show. It’s a big show, and it’s all about him.

Even the interpreter of this, think of this one, the interpreter was a fraud. Is there anything real in the world anymore? The interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral was signing random things that meant absolutely nothing, just making it up. How in the world does that happen? Does anybody ask any questions? Does anybody still lead? Does one person know how to behave? I don’t think so.

Well, no, I’m sorry, I take that back. One person knows how to behave and how to act like a man. Ted Cruz got up and walked out, quietly, dignified manner, but walked out when Castro spoke. But he’s one of the few, and he’s humiliated by the press. I am a guy who if you’ve been listening to me since I started doing talk radio, you listened to me in 2000. And in 2000, I was a wreck, and I was a shell of a man who I am today.

And I think I hopefully will be a shell of a man today of who I will be in ten years. I wasn’t a guy who knew how to behave, how to lead, do nothing, nothing. Because we live in a society where we skated, and then we were told to teach our children that everybody should get a trophy. And then we pampered ourselves and them with the comforts of modern society.

You know why we watch, can I tell you honestly? And maybe you’re better than me, but why do you watch the TV shows that you do and dismiss them and say hey, it’s okay if the kids watch this? Why? Why do you do that? You only do it because you want to watch something better yourself. You want to see it on TV. You’re like, oh they understand. Oh, bull crap, you want to do it. And I say that because I know me, not you. I know me.

We look for the easy way, and then we’re told we can’t say or do things that might offend somebody because everybody’s too weak. Our society has taught men to shut up, to get in line, to follow, to be quiet because, you know, you’ll cause trouble. Well, let me tell you something, and I say this kindly and nicely, if you are easily offended, do yourself a favor, unsubscribe from this network and go complain to someone who cares, because I don’t. I don’t.

You’re going to be offended and not just because I’m trying to do offensive things, but because that’s part of life. I’m offended. I watch things, and I’m offended. I watch things, and you know, my wife’s not offended, but I am. Okay, we all are offended by different things. Time to man up.

When Bevan Cooney — the former "junior" business partner to Hunter Biden and Devon Archer — went to jail in 2019, investigative reporter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Schweizer thought he'd never gain access to the damning emails Cooney had promised. That all changed three weeks ago when Schweizer was given complete access to Cooney's gmail account.

Schweizer joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to describe just some of the business deals revealed within these emails — like Hunter working with an alleged Russian criminal and with Chinese communists to secure their assets, or to secure one-on-one time with his dad, then-Vice President Joe Biden. And all of this new information is completely separate from the emails allegedly discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop recently reported by the New York Post.

"So, I want to make this clear. This [Cooney's emails] has nothing to do with what's on the laptop … It didn't come from [Rudy] Giuliani. It didn't come from anybody else, right?" Glenn asked Schweizer.

"That's absolutely correct," Schweizer confirmed.

He briefly explained how Cooney, a former Los Angeles nightclub owner, is currently serving a prison sentence for his involvement in a fraudulent business bond scheme with Biden and Archer. From prison, Cooney gave Schweizer written permission to access his Gmail account.

"This is really important," he noted. "We're not looking at printouts. Not looking at PDFs. We're actually in his Gmail accounts themselves, sifting through these emails. And there's a shocking amount of information about deals involving China, involving Russia, involving all sorts of things they were trying to pull off."

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The king of "No Spin" and bestselling author of "Killing Crazy Horse," Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to talk about the latest developments in Joe Biden's Ukraine and China corruption scandal. Now that some of the details are finally coming out in the open, does the average Democrat care? Maybe, but the Left doesn't seem to.

O'Reilly argued there's more hatred for President Donald Trump now than in 2016, and that some people hate President Trump so much that they'd rather vote for the "senile, corrupt" Joe Biden.

"Hunter got tens of millions of dollars from Ukraine, from Russia, from China because his father was vice president. I have no doubt in my mind," O'Reilly said. "But the hatred for Donald Trump overrides that in the minds of millions of viewers. They're saying, 'You know, we'd rather have the senile corrupt guy than Trump.'"

Asked by Glenn if any other Republican running for president would be met with the same level of vitriol, O'Reilly answered, "The Left is the Left. They don't like America. The want to redo the Constitution. They want to take some of our freedoms, like the Second Amendment and the First Amendment, and change them. And they want to destroy capitalism and replace it with a big centralized government in Washington that controls the economy … but I'm talking about the folks. I have liberal friends and I say to them, 'Do you not understand that when you vote for Biden, you're voting against your own self interest?'"

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In a phone call with his constituents, Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) unleashed a torrent of criticisms about President Donald Trump, saying he "flirted with white supremacists," "kisses dictators' butts," and "spends like a drunken sailor."

On the radio program Friday, Glenn said he was disappointed in Sen. Sasse for apparently forgetting all of President Trump's accomplishments. Because, in reality, Trump has accomplished a lot more than many presidents before him.

Then, for anyone who may have forgotten President Trump's achievements — or who simply hate the man so much they've ignored them — Glenn listed just some of the many things this president has achieved during his three and a half years in the White House.

Watch the video below to hear Glenn's message for all the Trump-haters who have forgotten Trump's accomplishments, or you can read Glenn's list HERE:

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President Trump has given us great judges on the lower court, 3 judges far superior than Roberts and other bogus constitutionalists as SCOTUS and one just may turn out to be another Clarence Thomas. He kicked the ass of ISIS and came home.

He got us out of the disastrous Iran deal, killed their head of terror, boxed them in and is currently collapsing their economy while also brokering a Mid East peace deal that everyone said could never happen. He moved our embassy to Jerusalem despite the state department, something no president has done even though they all promised.

Yes, he met with the North Korean Dictator. I hated that, but I also hated the fact that no other president did anything and North Korea kept gaining power. He has gotten Europe to pay their share of NATO, brought the Arabs and the Jews together, while smashing the choke hold of the PLO, and stood up to the Chinese instead of selling them supercomputers (Clinton), accepting lead poison in dog food (Bush), or loving the CCP and taking millions in dirty money (Obama/Biden).

He also has defended religious liberty unlike any other president at least in the last 100 years, and is a true pro-life advocate that unlike most republicans backs it up with action instead of just talk.

President Trump has also opened doors that the GOP was too wussy to even try to open with Hispanics and Blacks. He again didn't pander. He instead cleared the dead wood and opened pathways up so they could get higher education, create jobs, and not get lost in the prison system.

He also has defended religious liberty... and is a true pro-life advocate.

President Trump also took on an economy that had been beaten down, a people who had been told "you didn't build that" and, in fact, Obama and Biden claimed that the economy was "as good as it would ever get," that we would never create jobs in sectors ever again.

President Trump gave us the lowest unemployment rate since 1969 (the year I celebrated my 5th birthday,) the lowest unemployment for Hispanics & Blacks ever, and the first real growth in pay that I can remember.

President Trump then responded to the largest pandemic in 100 years by doing a couple of things I have never seen a president do:

  1. America's biggest capitalist shuts down the entire economy and knowingly puts his re-election at risk in order to save people.
  2. Closes travel with China and Europe, only to be called “racist," "xenophobic" and accused of stirring hatred. Now everyone says they were for it, but he stood alone and took the heat.

When everyone bashed him because they thought he would seize control and become an authoritarian by telling states what to do, or taking control of companies and telling them what to produce, he simply asked the free market to step to the plate, because he trusts the people of this country to do the right thing. By not taking control, he was called a dictator and a Nazi. Meanwhile he has been blamed for the blood bath created by Gov. Cuomo's nursing home policies. They said 2 million would die, best case scenario 200,000 — if we did everything right. Gee, seems that we are now in the time period they told us would be phase two, it seems as though we seem to have hit that "best case scenario" at this point.

While all of this has gone on, President Trump has fought the lies that were started by Hillary Clinton's team to smear him as a Russian operative. It was enabled by the Obama White House and included the DOJ, CIA, Dept of State, FBI, and DNI. Did I leave anyone out? Oh, yeah we are now getting evidence that members of the Pentagon may have been involved as well. Not to mention the so-called "press" and Congress who did things that would embarrass not only "Frank Underwood" but also Kevin Spacey. He has single handedly exposed the press for who they are and have always been. Because of his tweets, personal style and frankly balls of steel, he has exposed those who truly are: "Enemies of the people." I hated that when he first said it, but it is true. Any person or group that knowingly lies to destroy our president, our Constitution and the free market, are not just enemies of the people, they are enemies of the freedom of all mankind.

As someone who didn't support President Trump at first (and that is putting it mildly) I remain honest enough to judge him on his entire record. He is perhaps the only man in America that can and has stood entirely alone, surrounded by enemies, surrounded by those who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, who are now actively engaged in destroying it and any elected president who stands in their way.

Personally, I have grown sick and tired of spineless, do nothing, old, corrupt GOP politicians who are either part of the problem or too frightened to stand alone and speak up. The vast majority are all "Sunshine Patriots." History will condemn those who did nothing but complain and whine, while others not only rang the bell, but stood and took the hits, who risked it all and lost money, reputation and perhaps, God forbid, some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to fight the evil that rages so clearly against the light.

100 years from now history will judge all of us. So will our children's children. Most will be forgotten. Those who failed to show up on the battlefield or cower in the trees, will be remembered with shame and disdain. Others like President Trump, I believe will be seen as indispensable.