How to engage the youth in rebuilding our nation

A young member of Glenn's studio audience yesterday asked Glenn how to get people her age more involved in making America a better place.

Glenn's response?

"Don’t ask permission," Glenn said. "You just do it."

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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: I 100% agree that we need to have a president that takes that executive power and puts it back into legislation and ultimately the American people. So, my question is I deal with people my age who have no interest in politics whatsoever, so when we give that power back to the American people, are they actually going to come together and work together to make a better America? And what do we do to help that along?

GLENN: Here is the key, here’s the key, and that’s what this weekend in Birmingham really is all about—do it yourself. People are convinced now they can’t do it themselves. You don’t have anything to say over your healthcare. You don’t have anything to say over your retirement funds. You don’t have anything to say about anything anymore. More and more you can’t do things you want to do to your yard. So, people don’t look and say I can fix that problem.

You know all of the problems that we have in America can be fixed. When I said on the air two weeks ago we’re going to raise $2 million, and I don’t care if I have to take those Christians from the Middle East, and I will walk them across this open, porous border myself. The mail came in from thousands of people all across the country, said you tell me when and where, I’ll meet you in Mexico. Okay?

We’re people who don’t believe in an open border, but when it comes to righteous things, we’ll take care of it. What the hell do we need the State Department for? I can raise the money. I know we’re raising the money. I know we have ex-CIA guys who can vet all of these people. We know exactly who they are. I can pay for their airplane ticket. I can go on the air and say, “Who’s a church that wants to adopt this Christian family?” and I’ll have hundreds of churches all over the country, they’ll say I’ll take this church—thousands of them, thousands of them. What the hell do we need the government for? Why do I have to ask permission for anything?

That’s your generation. Don’t ask permission. You just do it. All the entrepreneurs—correct me if I’m wrong—everybody in Silicon Valley says the same thing. The winners all walk in to ask for money from the hedge funds, and they all start, the winners all start like this: “Okay, we’re not sure this is entirely legal, but…”

Why is that important? Because the people who built the train to go across the United States of America said the same thing—I’m not sure we could even do this, I don’t even know if it’s legal, but we want to build a train from the East Coast to the West Coast. And they did it without any interference from the government. They just did it because they could. That’s what we have to excite in your generation, and that will work. That will work.

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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