'He Did Not Hate White People': Dallas Shooter's Parents Break Silence

The parents of Micah Johnson spoke exclusively to Lawrence Jones of TheBlaze Sunday evening, just three hours following the memorial service for their son. Wary and distrustful of the media, the family reached out to Jones after seeing his coverage of the story on TV.

"It was a very dicey thing, because they didn't want to talk to any members of the press. But Lawrence, I think she felt --- and correct me if I'm wrong --- that you were somebody who's going to go in and listen and let her tell her side of the story. Is that correct?" Glenn asked during his radio program Monday morning.

"That's correct because I didn't call her. Even when she reached out initially, I didn't call her again to say can you do this time. I waited for her to call me back. There was a certain part of me that didn't even want to touch it, because I'm not a journalist, you know, I'm a commentator," Lawrence said.

With major news outlets camped outside the Johnson family home, Lawrence managed to sit down for an exclusive conversation with the family, who wanted to clarify news reports and speak about their son.

The interview spanned 90 minutes and covered a myriad of topics, including reports about Johnson's military history, his alleged association with the Nation of Islam and bomb-making materials found in his room. Regarding his military service, the family made very clear that Johnson went into the military idealistic about his country and government, and returned a very different person.

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"They separated his life between when he entered the military and when he left the military," Lawrence said.

Following his service, Johnson became disappointed and disillusioned.

"He was very disappointed, very disappointed," Johnson's mother said. "It may be that the ideal that he thought of our government, of what he thought the military represented, it just didn't live up to his expectations."

Lawrence specifically wanted to address reports of racism and whether or not Johnson, whose stepmother Donna Johnson is white, hated white people.

"I even asked her a question, because this is key to this whole story: Did Micah hate white people?" Lawrence said.

While acknowledging his frustration over perceived injustices, his stepmother staunchly defended him on this point.

"He loved me. He did not hate white people. He loved my family. He had friends of all shapes and sizes and colors. We just . . . we didn't see that in one another. It was a deep abiding love. He is . . . he was a great kid. Very respectful," Mrs. Johnson said.

Glenn speculated about another theory that might have pushed Johnson over the edge.

"I'm wondering if this is the Bubba effect. The Bubba effect is the government isn't doing its job. There is no such thing as justice. They're not obeying their own rules. They're not who they say they are. They're lying to us. And we're not going to get anywhere with these liars," Glenn wondered.

"He hated liars. She wanted to say that," Lawrence added.

The full interview with the Johnson family will be available Wednesday on TheBlaze.

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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