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.