Let's play the agenda game! Glenn points out 4 progressive parallels in shooter's manifesto

In the wake of the Santa Barbara shooting, plenty of hashtag activists took to social media to use the tragedy as a way of pushing their own agenda. Guns are bad! Men are misogynists! Conservatives want babies to carry guns! If Glenn wanted to play the agenda game, he could easily point out the progressive themes in the shooter's absolutely crazy manifesto.

Don't believe it? Let's play!

Round 1: Reproductive Rights

Shooter:  "If women continue to have rights, they will only hinder the advancement of the human race by breeding with degenerate men and creating stupid, degenerate offspring" - Elliot Rodger

Progressive: "The mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among whites, is from that portion of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly." - Margaret Sanger

Round 2: Contributions to society

Shooter: "All women must be quarantined like the plague they are, so that they can be used in a manner that actually benefits a civilized society." - Elliot Rodger

Progressive: "If you can't justify your existence, if you're not pulling your weight in the social boat, if you're not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it can't be of very much use to yourself." - George Bernard Shaw

Round 3: What to do with all those people you don't deem worthy?

Shooter: "I would have an enormous tower built just for myself, where I can oversee the entire concentration camp and gleefully watch them all die" - Elliot Rodger

Progressive: "A great many people would have to be put out of existence simply because it wastes other people’s time to look after them." - George Bernard Shaw

Bonus Quote: More on reproductive rights (because both the shooter and progressives obsess about sex)

Shooter: "Women should not have the right to choose who to mate and breed with. That decision should be made for them by rational men of intelligence." - Elliot Rodger

Progressive: "Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period. Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children, who in turn are just as certain to breed other defectives."- Margaret Sanger

Game over.

See how it easy for Glenn to tie the shooter's craziness to the progressive movement? #AgendaGame

Now, what are people ignoring?

The sense of disconnect from society the shooter felt after becoming obsessed with video games? Rodger wrote:

The upside of moving to the apartment was that my mother acquired high speed internet. I was able to play World of Warcraft on her computer, along with Halo 2 on Xbox Live. This was the point when my social life ended completely. I would never have a satisfying social life ever again. It was the beginning of a very lonely period of my life, in which my only social interactions would be online through video games, with the sole exception being my friendship with James. The ability to play video games with people online temporarily filled in the social void. I got caught up in it, and I was too young and naïve to realize the severity of how far I had fallen. I was too scared to accept it. This loss of a social life, coupled with the advent of puberty, caused me to die a little inside. It was too much for me to handle, and I stopped caring about my life and my future. I even stopped caring about what people thought of me. I hid myself away in the online World of Warcraft, a place where I felt comfortable and secure.

Do you think video games might have something more to do with what happened than gun laws or knives? Would this have happened if he had a stronger social attachment to a real community, not a virtual one?

At a time where parents are attached to their phones and kids to their consoles - maybe it's time to have an honest conversation about how we are handling the real world, rather than retreating to the virtual one.

A big theme on Glenn's show this year is going to be "Create". Let's start with creating stronger relationships with our neighbors and our families, so our kids can have role models that connect with reality.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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