Football is the same as dogfighting?

Glenn is a big fan of Malcolm Gladwell, who he refers to as a ‘brilliant’ man. This time, however, he thinks Malcolm has gone off the rails a little bit. Could Glenn finally be right about something sports related? Gladwell claimed that professional football is the same as dogfighting, referring to the sport as a ‘moral abomination’ in an upcoming interview.

Gladwell said, "I think the sport is a moral abomination. The NFL just released that actuaries report trying to estimate what percentage of retired players may well be in need of some kind of assistance, medical assistance from the league, and they came up with a figure of a third. So, basically, when you watch football on Sunday, a third of the players you're watching are in the course of playing the game, incurring an injury which will significantly impact their life. Can you point to another industry in America which, as in the course of doing business, maims a third of its employees?"

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"I think [he] is really quite brilliant and a genius, but I think he's wrong on this," Glenn said.

These guys are in the NFL. Nobody has a gun to their head. They don't have to do that," Glenn said. Everyone gets to make their own choices and take their own risks.

"It's still your choice. Your son went through this. They went through the whole rookie thing and they say don't spend all your money the first day. The people come in and they plead with these people coming out of college, don't spend all your money the first week. Don't buy a Mercedes, but they still do it. If they do it, they do it. People are able to have their own free will. You have a situation where like, is there a risk where you're going into a physical activity? Yes, but, you know what, police officers have a risk of being shot. The people go to war and might die. I mean, there are things that are far more risky than playing in the National Football League," Stu added.

Glenn took Stu's example of a soldier a step forward, admonishing the focus on the NFL while people ignore the tragedy of the VA.

"If you know you're in an industry that is going to cause damage, and when you're done with that person in the prime of their life, you don't just say, screw you, pal, you took that risk. You're being a morally responsible person and you're saying, no, I know that, but they're choosing. We want to do it. The fans want it. They're choosing it. So we want to make sure that morally we take care of them afterwards. That's morally responsible, wouldn't you say?"

"Let's talk about something else that we could claim using his logic, a moral abomination. A sport, if you will, that takes young men and puts them out on the field where we know they will be damaged. They're going to have traumatic brain injury, and does the NFL, if you will, the league does nothing. They leave the field, and even though they're forgotten. Nobody is forcing this industry to say, hey, you need to have 30 percent. You need to say at least 30 percent or 50 percent will come back and come off that field and they'll be injured and you have to make sure you take care of them. Where is the money? Where is the money that will take care of them? Well, we have it. No, I want to see the banking receipts. I don't want you to tell me about this made up fund. In future ticket sales. Show me the money in the bank. Show me the trust. Well, I can't do that. That sport is called war."

"Our government is never ever held to the same standard they're expecting others to be held to. An immoral abomination? Here's your moral abomination, we'll fight a war we don't know what's about anymore, we know people will be -- will have traumatic brain injury. We know they'll come back limping. They're going to come back missing limbs. We know they'll come back so morally spiritually, physically scarred, that they will not be able to function. We know their suicide rate will be through the roof. Oh, yeah, and we're not going to -- we're going to take care of them on maybe future ticket sales. We don't really have a plan for them. We have a hospital, but that dang thing is so corrupt that people are dying and committing suicide just to see a doctor. We would never put up with it. The government would be all over that industry. It is time for the government to shut the hell up."

"Until you can live by the same kind of standards you insist we have, shut the hell up. You take care of your problems. You take care of all the issues and all of the pain and all of the destruction and all the brain injuries that you clowns in Washington have caused. When you start to feel the moral weight and the responsibility on your shoulders for all the suicides and all of the lost limbs and all of the people that cannot even function anymore, because of your policies, and you show me where you have put that off to the side in a fricking lock box. I don't want to see your future IOUs. I don't want to see anything. I want to see the cash. You start cutting on other things until you can show me the cash that you take care of these guys until the day they drop dead from a natural disease."

Glenn Beck has warned that one day, you'll wake up and not recognize your country anymore. Are you there yet?

Governments at every level have been weaponized against Americans. The FBI shows up in full tactical gear at the homes of pro-lifers, terrifying young children and grandmas for the "crime" of peacefully protesting abortion. The ATF surprises legal gun owners on their doorsteps, demanding to see their firearms. State governments are trying to sneak in laws that allow the sexual mutilation of children — without the parents’ consent.

When we become confused as to what the government can and cannot do, we become numb to tyranny and take it on the chin, as we did with the COVID-19 mandates. And when the state comes knocking, we don’t know how to deal with it because we haven’t lived in that kind of country since 1791. Glenn warns we’re on the same road as every empire that ended in collapse.

On tonight's special presentation, Glenn features the stories of every-day Americans who have experienced government tyranny firsthand:
  • A gun shop owner who encountered a bone-chilling inspection by the ATF.
  • A father fighting for the right to see his twins after objecting to his 3-year-old son going through gender transition.
  • A woman who had almost $1M seized from her bank accounts even though she and her husband were never charged with a crime.
  • A couple who had their home raided by the FBI over a case of mistaken identity.
  • An FBI agent who turned whistleblower after he became fed up with the abuses he saw over Jan. 6 raids.

But tyrants can only exist when the people they are trying to subjugate forget that there are fundamental rights granted not by the state but by a higher power. And we have the blueprint to stop tyranny dead in its tracks. The founders armed us with the tools — we just need to know how to wield them. So how do peaceful Americans stand up to tyranny that comes in the disguise of “law”? Glenn and a panel of legal experts, including Sen. Mike Lee, arm you with the answers so you'll know what to do when the government comes knocking on YOUR door next.

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CRYPTO CRASH: The REAL story behind Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX scandal

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The fall of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried has sent shock waves through the cryptocurrency world. But is this just another failed Ponzi scheme, or is there more to this story? On this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn got a “Bitcoin for Dummies” guide from Marty Bent, who explained what actually happened with FTX, where he believes the markets will go from here, and whether this is connected at all to Bankman-Fried's massive donations to the Democrat Party.

Marty has devoted his career to safeguarding financial freedom from the tyranny of the government and elites — a major focus of his newsletter “Marty’s Bent” and podcasts, including “Tales from the Crypt.” He’s critical of the globalist vision for our financial future, which he sees as the result of a “progressive” movement to get rid of God.

On the podcast, Marty warned that the FTX scandal could make a convenient excuse for centralizing Bitcoin and ushering in more state control, mass surveillance, ESG, and social credit scores. In fact, he said, the Federal Reserve’s push for a digital dollar has already begun.

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Glenn once warned that one day you’d wake up and not recognize your country any more. Are you there yet?

Governments at every level have been weaponized against Americans. The FBI shows up in full tactical gear at the homes of pro-lifers, terrifying young children and grandmas for the "crime" of peacefully protesting abortion. The ATF surprises legal gun owners on their doorsteps, demanding to see their firearms. State governments are trying to sneak in laws that allow the sexual mutilation of children — without the parents’ consent.

When we become confused as to what the government can and cannot do, we become numb to tyranny and take it on the chin, as we did with the COVID-19 mandates. And when the state comes knocking, we don’t know how to deal with it because we haven’t lived in that kind of country since 1791. But tyrants can only exist when the people they are trying to subjugate forget that there are fundamental rights granted not by the state, but by a higher power. And we have the blueprint to stop tyranny dead in its tracks.

The founders armed us with the tools — we just need to know how to wield them.

So how do peaceful Americans stand up to tyranny that comes in the disguise of “law”? Glenn and a panel of legal experts including Sen. Mike Lee arm you with the answers — so you'll know what to do when the government comes knocking on YOUR door next …

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DITCH MITCH? Why McConnell has 'GOT TO GO'

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Glenn Beck on Monday tore into Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) for allocating $7 million from the Senate Leadership Fund to Alaska — a race that would "go to a Republican either way" — instead of the Arizona Senate race, saying "if there's one person who's responsible for the Democrats keeping control of the Senate, it's McConnell."

As McConnell pushes to hold an election for Republican leadership as soon as possible, several Republican senators are calling for the postponement of internal leadership elections, which are currently slated to occur this week even though several races still don't have winners.

"Mitch McConnell has got to go," Glenn stated. "Why did [he] put so much money in the Murkowski [R-Alaska] race when we knew it was going to be a Republican either way? ... We all know why he did that. He did that because he wanted to make sure he had Murkowski, who would kowtow to him. [...] We also know why he didn't put money into [Arizona Republican candidate] Blake Masters, who could've won that race. He didn't put any money there because he knew Blake Masters would not kowtow."

Glenn went on to suggest it's time for each of us to call our state's Republican senators and make it clear that if they plan to vote for Mitch, they can plan on not having your vote when the next election rolls around.

"Let's see who's on the side of Mitch McConnell, who's a member of the Mitch's B***hes Club ... who is it that will actually stand with this guy, because ... he was instrumental in getting nothing done. Nothing," he said. "Mitch McConnell and his ilk are going to be exactly the same as they have always been."

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