Glenn takes a deeper look into the troubled life of the UC Santa Barbara killer

On Friday, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, went a killing spree that left six dead before he took his own life during a shootout with police. The son of a Hollywood director, Rodger left behind a chilling YouTube video and a 141-page manifesto detailing his plans for a “day of retribution.”

As TheBlaze reported:

The rampage unfolded Friday night when Rodger stabbed to death three victims at his apartment, police said.

He then drove to a sorority home and started to knock for a couple minutes in an “aggressive” manner. When residents inside didn’t answer, Rodger opened fire outside on three individuals, killing two and wounding another, according to authorities.

Rodger then traveled to a nearby restaurant where he shot to death a 20-year-old male, police said. At another location, he brandished a handgun at a female before firing multiple rounds, authorities added.

Eventually deputies confronted Rodger and he hit a bicyclist while fleeing. At one point, police exchanged fire with him, likely shooting him in the hip. As Rodger fled again, the 22-year-old struck another bicyclist, causing him to crash his vehicle and come to a stop, police said.

When police arrived to take him into custody, Rodger appeared dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. Police recovered some 400 rounds of ammunition from his vehicle. All of his weapons, police said, were legally purchased and registered.

As detailed in his so-called manifesto, Rodger was tormented by the fact he was a virgin and had never kissed a girl. He condemned his classmates and peers who he felt looked down at him and treated him poorly. He sought “retribution” on those who he felt had wronged him. He also explained that he found solace in violent video games.

Rodger’s parents were increasingly concerned about their son’s well being, having alerted police to his erratic behavior. According to family attorney Alan Shifman, police interviewed Rodger and found him to be a “perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human.” He added that police did not find a history of guns, but did say Rodger “didn’t have a lot of friends,” had trouble making friends, and didn’t have any girlfriends.

The mainstream media has largely focused on the violence of the incident, but on radio this morning, Glenn took a slightly different approach, taking a deeper look into Rodger’s past and upbringing.

“I don't like to make stars out of killers, and I don't even want to address this kid by his name. I do want to talk about his family… This is a Hollywood cretin. It really is. This is a product of the Hollywood morals gone awry,” Glenn said. “You'll notice that people are screaming for you got to do something. ‘We got to take these guns off the street.’ He killed as many people with a knife as he did with a gun. Did anybody talk about that? Are we talking about knife control now too? Nope. Because the media has an agenda.”

The gun control narrative has so overtaken this country, and it can often feel as though no one is actually interested in getting to the root cause of the anger and frustration that led to such horrific violence.

“I can't be the only person on the planet or the only person in America that is worried about his kids,” Glenn said. “And I don't mean about just them getting shot.”

In his manifesto, Rodger explained that violent video games filled a void in his life starting at a young age.

“He already knew in his manifesto that he was going to point the gun to himself and kill himself. Well, that's the way you end all video games," Glenn said. "If you read his manifesto, he speaks about video games and said, ‘I knew at some point, I had crossed a bridge that I could no longer back. A piece of me had died inside.’ Is anybody talking about that? Because this is the conversation we should be having.”

As Glenn and Pat explained, Hollywood chooses to condemn gun violence while still promoting it via movies and video games. Similarly, Rodger’s detailed his sexual frustrations at length, which is interesting given his own father’s work in the industry. As the Daily Mail reported, Rodger’s father Peter sells erotic black and white photography of naked women.

“You can't have it two ways,” Glenn said. “You say that you can't have anybody smoking on television or in movies because it effects people. But gun violence is totally fine. You're also in the business of making all of these video games. The reason why they won't deal with this is because it points the finger directly to them. And I'm not looking for finger pointing.”

The writings and ramblings of Rodger shows the making of a very troubled young man, and yet no one in the media has had a real conversation about what ultimately created this monster.

“It's pretty amazing and you're right, nobody will talk about that,” Pat said. “They are all focusing on: ‘We've got to get the guns. Isn't it time we do something? We got to do something.’”

"I want to show how sick the media is. I mean they really don't see that the world is changing. That our children are changing… It's something entirely new. Can we talk about this? We weren't like this before,” Glenn concluded. “And guns were more prevalent then than they are now. I had access to my grandfather's guns. They didn't have them in locked boxes. They were up over the mantle. They were in a rifle case, open. What's changed?”

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We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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