Eight Years Later Obama Still Blames Cops, Perpetuates Race Problems in America

The very reasonable and affable Doc Thompson filled in for Glenn on The Glenn Beck Program to set a few things straight today, Wednesday, December 21.

Read below or listen to the full segment from Hour 1 for answers to these questions:

• What do white guys need to work on in 2017?

• Do you have to be white to enjoy America?

• Did slavery exist before America?

• What will really solve racism in America?

• Does Doc like to be fooled with fake news?

• Why is Obama still blaming cops eight years later?

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

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

DOC: Hey, fellow, white guys. It's about to be the new year, and there are some things you really need to work on. No, that's not what I believe, it's what MTV believes.

Yeah, apparently MTV is still around, and in an effort to be culturally relevant, they have said that there are some things that some white guys need to work on. So they produced a little video. And they released it online. And some people heard and thought, "Wow, this is wildly inappropriate." And then they quickly tried to get rid of it, but apparently MTV doesn't know that nothing is completely ever gone from the internet. So we have a copy of some of it. And we're going to share some of the audio that begins, "Hey, fellow white guys, it's about to be the new year, and there are some things you got to work on." So let's go to the audio now.

VOICE: Hey, fellow white guys.

VOICE: It's about to be a new year.

VOICE: And there's a few things we think you could do a little bit better in 2017.

(music)

VOICE: First off, try to recognize --

DOC: Okay. Hold it a second. Hold it right off. I'm going to need you to start that from the top.

It starts with a white guy and then goes to a bunch of diverse characters on the video. But what they have is the white guy to start it to give it some validity. But what he could have also said, "Hey, fellow effeminate white guys, hey, fellow nerdy white -- he represents white guys in general." Listen to this again. Listen. You ready?

VOICE: Hey, fellow white guys.

VOICE: It's about to be a new year.

VOICE: And there's a few things we think you could do a little bit better in 2017.

(music)

VOICE: First off, try to recognize that America was never great for anyone who wasn't a white guy.

DOC: I got to throw a flag in the play right there. America was never great unless you were white. Never, ever. There's not one person who has ever been successful or enjoyed America if they weren't white. Ever. It's never happened. Never been anybody rich. In fact, by any measure that you could measure success or happiness in America, it has not existed outside of white people. It's been their exclusive domain.

Although, there's a whole lot of rich black people, Hispanic people, Asian people over the years. I mean, even all the way back in the 1800s, there were quite a few. What would be if you adjusted for inflation, millionaires that happened to be black. So it's obviously not money standards she's talking about. It's never been great.

What does she mean by -- or, there's never been any heroes. Never anybody doing the right thing, war heroes, except white people. No, there's been that. Oh, okay. Maybe she means it's never been great because there was racism.

There's a point being lost here that nobody has had it perfect. It doesn't matter where you're from, what you are, who you are, somebody has something working. I'm from Cleveland. You don't think that worked against me? People from New York, California --

VOICE: I'm sorry.

DOC: Right. Right. I'm from Cleveland. That's not going to win me any success automatically.

So, yeah, maybe racism happened. Maybe you're experiencing racism at times, you were a victim of racism at times. But guess what, everybody has things that don't work out so well for them, crosses to bear. It's not a validation or a justification or an excuse of racism. It's wrong. But you got to understand, nobody has a perfect life. Everybody has opportunities.

So you white people need to work on some things. Let's continue. Here we go.

VOICE: -- that Black Lives Matter isn't the opposite of All Lives Matter. Black lives just matter. There's no need to overcomplicate it.

DOC: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Did anybody ever say it's the opposite? No. I never said All Lives Matter is the opposite of Black Lives Matter. All Lives Matter is inclusive. It's the true inclusive because it also includes black lives. Why are you segregating black lives in this? And blue lives -- listen to them about blue lives mattering. Here we go.

VOICE: There's no need to overcomplicate it.

VOICE: Also, blue lives matter isn't a thing.

VOICE: Cops weren't born with blue skin, right? I mean -- yeah, they weren't born blue.

DOC: Okay. I see what he's got here. Okay. It's okay to be a jackhole to people if they're cops. In fact, based on their occupation, you can treat them as poorly as you want, no matter how successful they are, what good they're doing with their occupation. You can be mean to them, as long as it's not based on race. That's the only way you can't be mean to people. Because blue lives, that's not a thing. You weren't born with blue skin. It's your job. So we can treat you poorly. Got it. Okay. Nice to know. A little bit more.

VOICE: Yeah, they weren't born blue.

VOICE: Stop bragging about being woke.

VOICE: Stop saying woke.

VOICE: Learn what mansplaining is --

DOC: Okay. Hold on a second. Hold on. I kind of agree with them on that one. Can we stop saying woke? I didn't woke was a thing. I'm looking online, I'm like, what is this woke? In fact, they were bagging on Glenn Beck for being woke. Did you see his picture?

It's Glenn with the hat that makes him look like the warden in Cool Hand Luke. He has that and the glasses on. Glenn Beck, woke. And I was like, what is this woke thing? Okay. That's really dumb. I agree with you on that one. Let's stop saying woke.

A little bit more.

VOICE: They weren't born blue.

VOICE: Stop bragging about being woke.

VOICE: Stop saying woke.

VOICE: Learn what mansplaining is, and then stop doing it.

VOICE: Oh, and if you're a judge, don't prioritize the well-being of an Ivy League athlete over the woman he assaulted.

VOICE: We all love Beyonce --

DOC: Okay. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. An Ivy League athlete? Is he talking about Brock Turner? Was he the athlete over the woman he assaulted? Clearly somebody was sexually assaulted. People on campus.

You know what's really funny about that? They're really concerned budgets about that, but they have no concern for what Brock Turner has gone through in his life. Now, you may agree. That doesn't matter, Doc. He did something wrong. And I would agree, he did something wrong, so maybe you don't have a lot of sympathy for him.

However, there are students on the Ohio State campus who just a couple of weeks ago, after the guy drove the car into the crowd and started stabbing people, who held a memorial to people that were -- people of color that were killed by cops, and they included that guy on the list. And their argument was, you don't understand what he went through in his life to get him to the point that he would be willing to drive a car into a crowd of people and then get out and stab them.

So they're concerned with his motivations, but not with Brock Turner's. You just got to stop justifying that stuff or anybody else who rapes on campus.

Rapists, you don't have to concern yourself what got them there, but terrorists you do. Okay. Okay.

A little more with what white guys can do better in 2017. Here we go.

VOICE: Oh, and if you're a judge, don't prioritize the well-being of an Ivy League athlete over the woman he assaulted.

VOICE: We all love Beyonce, and, yes, she's black. So, of course, she cares about black issues. I'm talking to you Fox News.

VOICE: Feel free to take Kanye West, though. You guys can have him.

VOICE: You know what you did, Kanye.

VOICE: Nobody who has black friends says that they have black friends.

VOICE: And just because you have black friends doesn't mean you're not racist. You can be racist with black friends.

VOICE: Look, guys, we know nobody's perfect.

VOICE: But honestly, you could do a little better in 2017.

VOICE: Some of you guys do a great job. Some of you don't.

DOC: Right.

VOICE: Please. Because 2016 is bad. 2017 can't be worse than this. All right? Because this is bad.

DOC: There it is. So hopefully you fellow white guys now understand what you could do better in 2017.

Kal is spinning the dials radio style for us in New York City this morning. And, Kal, you are not a white man.

KAL: I mean, on the outside, it kind of looks that way.

DOC: Yeah. You're fairly light, but you're of Middle Eastern descent.

KAL: Yes. Yes, I am.

DOC: So although you're a male, so there's probably some things you could do better --

KAL: Probably.

DOC: Would you agree with this, that the white people, there's a lot of stuff we need -- white guys, what we need to do better?

KAL: No, I don't. I don't actually at all. Disagree completely.

DOC: Really, huh?

KAL: I think we do a lot. We work hard.

DOC: Wow. Interesting. You know, I would also wonder if I were to produce a tape saying, "Hey, Asian people, here's what you could do better in the future in 2017, or black guys, or Middle Eastern guys or Hispanic guys." I wonder how well that would be received from those same people who produced that. You think they'd receive that real well?

KAL: I'm going to guess no.

DOC: No. This wasn't received all that well online, shockingly because there was like 11,000 people who objected to it. Gave them the thumbs down and started tweeting about it, so they quickly removed it.

But as I said, it's still out there.

But there are some people that believe that this is not only acceptable, but it's needed. This is what's going to be good for us. If they do this, then I as a white guy am going to go, "I had no idea. Wow, thank you so much, MTV, for telling me what I've done wrong lo these many years. I will hear you, and I will go ahead and change my ways." Ironic you've never heard what I've had to say about these things, but I'll go ahead and change my ways.

Yeah, did you see the guy -- I'll tweet out a link to this, by the way, so you can see the video. It's @DocThompsonshow on Twitter. Please follow me. And you can see the guy. Because the guy that they picked up front I wouldn't say is the best representation of all white guys. Yeah, that's --

KAL: I'm offended by that.

DOC: What do you mean by that? What do you mean?

KAL: Because that guy -- there's lots of things wrong with that.

DOC: Okay. That's what I'm saying. Maybe he could have said, "Hey, fellow homotype sexual men, here's what you could do better in 2017. Hey, non-heterosexual guys, here's what you could do better in 2017." Seems a little bit soft there.

All right. I'm going to tweet out a link to it. Get a quick break in. Then I'm going to get some of your calls coming up as well. Lots more happening, going on today. The number is 888-727-BECK. It's 888-727-BECK. Doc Thompson pinch-hitting on the Glenn Beck Program today.

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DOC: Thanks so much for joining me. It's Doc Thompson in for Glenn today. Lots of people tweeting at me. It's @DocThompsonshow, if you would please follow me. During my morning radio broadcast on TheBlaze Radio Network, which if you go to TheBlaze.com and click on channels, you can follow me there and find out more about my program. But we use the #whatIlearnedtoday.

Lots of people are learning things today. Political Porn tweeting @DocThompsonshow and @Kal79. That's K-A-L 79 for Kal, who is in New York. He said that S-word was just stupid, ignorance unhinged.

Yeah, based on his picture, he's a man of color, if that's an accurate picture. So that's nice to hear that people just recognize that it's crazy. I don't need other people telling me, pointing the finger of racism while being racist.

You're saying, stop being racist. And I'm going to tell you about it by being racist, in a very racist way.

Kaleon Reeves tweeting @DocThompsonShow, @GlennBeck, I think white guys have done an incredible job tolerating their constant blatant, blind, hyper racism.

That is a wonderful point. We're constantly told that we're not nearly tolerant enough. We've got to be tolerant. I have tolerated these claims of racism and divide and ignorance and attacks on me for years. And I've had enough. I'm not going to be tolerant of that. I'm not going to tolerate it at all, not for a second. And, by the way, why are we preaching that we should be tolerant of other people? If you're a Christian, you should be loving your fellow man, even when they're jackholes like this.

Leech 598 tweeting @DocThompsonShow, we need to start using the right word in the sentence. Should go when adjusted for devaluation.

Ah, that's right. It's not adjusted for inflation anymore.

Danny Statutie (phonetic) tweeting @DocThompsonShow: Idiots think slavery was invented in the US. Egypt enslaved the entire nation of Israel. That's an African thing.

This is one of the biggest misnomers. That is, slavery in America. It was not just black people who were slaves. All kinds of races were slaves. It was not just white people who owned slaves. There were black who owned slaves in America. And it was less than 1 percent of all Americans who owned slaves. Slaves were brought to America, at least in part by people in other countries, who sold people into slavery.

And none of us alive today owned a slave or were a slave. Get the hell over it. Get the hell over it. You want to deal with racism in America? Shut up and move on and get over it. That's the only way you're going to deal with it. Shut up, move on, and get over it. I've had enough of it. You're actually hurting your own cause now with crap like this because all you're doing is taking a person like me, who is genuinely an affable and reasonable person, and pissing me off.

Everybody around me knows me as reasonable and affable, right? It's on my business card, that way. @DocThompsonshow, Constitutional Drunk: Wow, you really are wearing skinny jeans.

They are not skinny jeans. I'm just so fat, they look like they're skinny jeans, like I'm poured into them.

This was a question that came up during the end of my morning radio broadcast.

Okay. This stuff like the MTV video, this is another example of fake news. That's really what this is. They have created something that is now or for a while was all over social media. Social media is media. It's today's media. When we used to say media, we meant television, radio, newspaper, or magazines. But now social media is media. And there's a lot of news. So if something is on social media and it's topical, it is on some level news. This is an example of fake news. It's lies and propaganda. That's what fake news is. It is lies and propaganda.

Propaganda, also lies. But it's propaganda with a specific purpose. A lot of times a political component to it. But that's what this is. It's fake news. They took a failed premise and spun an entire video out of it, fortunately this time around people called them on it and it got shot down. But it was an example of fake news. Whereas, a lot of people out there right now that are clamoring for some sort of government agency or more control over news and social media would claim that it's just traditional news outlets reporting things that are not based on fact.

Fake news comes at us in many fronts. First of all, stuff like this, where people put out and would claim that this is an actual issue that is based on a failed premise that racism is all around us and that exclusively white people are racist and need to do something better in the coming year and then begin to teach us how we should be in the coming year. There's, of course, that.

Then there's the outright fake news of somebody just writes up a story that they know is chalk full of lies or based on one big lie and put it out there. And sometimes it takes off, and sometimes it doesn't.

But then there is the lie of omission. The lie of omission, where they report on a story, but don't tell you everything. Your traditional news outlets that are now also on social media like Washington Post, the New York Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, all of these, MSNBC, that's what they do quite a bit. It's the lie of omission, where they just don't tell you everything.

So factually, what they're telling you is right, but there's a whole lot more to it than that. Then there's the -- and the traditional media outlets are pretty good at this as well, where they will take a news selection, where they select certain stories without selecting others. This is also how they present fake news because they give something more credit than it deserves, while ignoring other things which also should be pertinent, something interesting to people. But they choose them. This is all fake news. It's all around us. Fake news always has been and always will be on some level around us. And the solution is not more government control. All that's doing is saying the people that used to have power want to control. Or try to control what they lost.

One of the beauties of the internet and social media is that you and I for the first time in the history of the world have instant access to any bit of information. Just 20 years ago, we wouldn't have had that. You would have had to wait until your traditional media outlets told you what were news.

Sometimes, often, it was fake news or had a fake news component to it because it was what Walter Cronkite told you what news was. It was what Peter Jennings told you what the news were. And if you wanted to research it, virtually impossible, unless you had really deep pockets where you could fly around and interview people or whatever, you couldn't get the truth. But for the first time, we have that. And these people are freaked out.

The stuffed shirts at the traditional networks are freaking out. So they got to control it. So what do they do? Suggest fake news as a thing. When did they do it? When they realized they started losing control with the election of Donald Trump. They did everything they could to get Hillary Clinton elected directly. Because they agreed with her, suspected her openly, behind the scenes. And when they realized it didn't work, they said, "Wait a minute. We have lost it here. We've got to gain control once again." So they started the idea of fake news. And they're going to keep pushing it. They're going to push an idea of a government agency to regulate it. And at very least, they're going to use their powers of influence over the corporate cronyism and cronies at places like Facebook to try to regulate. And that regulation will be regulating fake news with more fake news. What they determine news is. That's what we have to stand against.

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DOC: Doc Thompson pinch-hitting for Glenn Beck on his radio program today. Appreciate you joining me. Talked about fake news and unfortunately how common it is. And, you know what, that's not a bad thing. No, I mean, I don't like to be fooled, but some of that is on us. You have to do your research and, no, you cannot research every single story. But that's the reason you start building relationships with people. You say, you know what, I follow this media outlet. They're usually pretty accurate.

And if you do your research up front, you're also going to know who shares their biases right off the bat. It's the lack of knowledge of the bias that is what empowers them. Anybody with fake news. Where they don't tell you who they are.

If you look at newspapers in the early days of America, when print was the main media source -- it was Town-Crier and Print, they would tell you what their biases were right in the heading sometimes. The name of the newspaper would tell you what they believed and what they didn't believe.

So you could say, "Okay. I can -- I can take this for what it is. This is come from a certain position. I'll glean out some of the facts. This is likely opinion-based." And you go on from there.

It's the people that will not tell you who they are or what they believe. Like, unfortunately, Facebook and Twitter and these people. Instead, you have to look at the people that own them or run them and you go, "Oh, well, I'm expected to believe that you're incredibly progressive and you give money to all these progressive causes, but none of that happens in your company. That doesn't influence who you are or what you report on at all. That doesn't happen." What am I an idiot? Of course, it happens.

So then like Facebook, for example, they're going to put out and employ some fact-checkers for fake news moving forward. And if you look up who their fake-checkers are, one of them is Snopes. Oh, urban legends and things reported, Snopes.com. Sure, we all go there.

Who runs Snopes.com? A bunch of progressives. I've caught Snopes in lies before, sometimes in lies of omission, sometimes just reporting something that is inaccurate. But somehow, Snopes, wonderfully, beautifully for them, got branded as the trustworthy debunker of early myths in the early days.

I have friends, "I'll go to Snopes, see if it's real." You don't even know who these people are running it. And if you actually look at it, you'll realize they're -- they're wrong quite often. Anything that infringes your free market, your ability to use capitalism, not cronyism, but capitalism, like government stepping in and saying, "Well, we need to monitor what is real and what's not real," is absolutely a fail. And then the cronies who buy government, people who have deep pockets and pay off via their lobbyists like Facebook and Twitter, ABC, NBC, New York Times, any of these people are also a problem. Free market. Let it run and you and I do our research. That's the solution. The claims of fake news are simply out there right now to help some people. And by some people, I mean the same old Beltway DC insiders that are getting paid off by the cronies and the progressives. That's the truth.

Your tweets coming up. It's @DocThompsonshow on Twitter, as long as I still have an account after that. I don't know if I will. It may be banned soon.

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But we're using the #Facebookfact. If you want to suggest something that is likely a fact to Facebook, something from their perspective in the future that will be a fact, #Facebookfact. We'll get to those coming up.

President Obama is another example of fake news. In virtually all he does and says is fake news. A guy who has bitched about fake news is almost completely fake news. I offer for you one of his final full interviews that he granted to public broadcasting.

And I hate to subject you to this, but there is a point to my madness. It's only a couple of minutes long. I'm not going to play the entire interview for you. It's about an hour or so. But it does make some really solid points about fake news. Here is President Obama being interviewed.

OBAMA: The demographics of the country are going to change. It's inevitable. The Latino community in America is going to grow. If you stopped all immigration today, just by virtue of birthrates, this is going to be a browner country. And if we're not thinking right now about how we make sure that next generation is getting a good education and are instilled with a common creed and the values that make America so special --

DOC: Okay. Hold on a second. Hold on.

So how is this an example of fake news? Because, again, it's only telling partial truths with this stuff.

Number one, yes, the country is going to become browner. It's becoming browner every day.

White people -- did you see all the statistics? And the benchmarks they've put out there so far have been true over the last five, 10, 20 years or so, are eventually going to become a minority if things continue the way they are. White people have now become a minority if you combine all other races and ethnicities in America. It now is a minority to all of them combined. And by 2050, we'll be a minority to Latinos in America. If you look at the ten most popular surnames in America, four of them now are Latino last names. That was never the case 20, 30 years ago. This is true. He is -- he's right about that.

But why is that a reason we need to suddenly make sure kids are being educated? Did you hear what he said? He goes, "So it's going to become browner, so we need to do what we have to do to make sure the future is bright for these people."

So it didn't need to be bright if white people were going to be a minority. Is that what you're saying? What is -- or you haven't already helped different groups of people based on their -- by their ethnicity. What does that have to do with any of this? A little bit more maybe cleans this up.

OBAMA: Are instilled with a common creed and the values that make America so special and are cared for and nurtured and loved. This way, every American child is treated then. We're not going to be as successful, but the good news is we got time to do it. With respect to --

DOC: Wait. Wait. What is he suggesting for a moment there? That all these children need to be instilled with the American values and principles, which there's a little bit of fake news right there. Because what are the common values in the things he says are common values are not actually common values. They're quite uncommon. They're actually things that separate us. And that's okay. The common values are basic support of personal freedoms and free market. That's it. That's what makes the whole thing work. But he would have you believe it's things that don't exist and things that will never exist.

Not all people are going to like all people. Some people are going to be racist and sexist and misogynist and misandrous. This is always going to be there. You will never change that. That's human nature. Sometimes you're not going to like tall people or short people or thin people. That's okay. That's your right. That's not a common thread. Making people like each other is not a common thread.

A common thread in America is you living your life and I'll live mine. But what's his point about we need to support and nurture all that. We weren't going to do it, if it was Latinos? We haven't done it if it's Latinos? We're only interested in doing it if it's white people? None of that makes any sense.

A bit more from President Obama.

OBAMA: We're not going to be a successful. But the good news is we've got time to do it.

With respect to race and the relationship between the African-American community and police, all these smartphones suddenly taking pictures are not documenting a suddenly worsening relationship between the African-American community and the police. They are recording what has been a long-standing tension.

DOC: Sorry. Sorry. That's fake news, right there. Smartphones aren't suddenly reporting something that is increasing. This is a long-standing tension between the African community and police.

Long-standing tension? What does he mean by tension? And it's always been horrible, but people are now just suddenly finding out about that? That's a lie of omission. That's a fake news of omission.

You mean to tell me it is disproportionate -- police are disproportionately targeting black people based on their race? Through no fault of their own, cops are just saying, "You know what, Pete, let's go out and rouse some brothers today because we're racist. Let's teat them like hell. You know what, let's just go ahead and shoot them." Or does he mean just tension? Did he mean tension? The struggles? Well, if he just meant tension between cops and the African-American communities, he put it, is that the responsibility or fault of law enforcement?

Maybe some of the tension is simply there because the African community has misnomers and wrong beliefs about police officers at times. He's not sharing that.

This is strictly putting the fault at the feet of police and, of course, racism in general in America. A bit more explanation on that.

A little bit more from the president.

OBAMA: The sense on the part of police that they're put in a very difficult situation of trying to manage law enforcement in poor communities where guns are easily accessible --

DOC: Ah. Okay. So, see, it's the fault of guns as well. It has to do with guns. So police are in a difficult spot of being in poor communities and dealing with guns. He went from the police have tension with black people. And they're in a difficult spot when they go into poor communities. Well, that's mutually -- it can be mutually exclusive. Not all black communities are poor. Not all poor communities are black. So he segued now the line between poor communities -- and the reason they have trouble in poor communities is because of? Guns. So it's the fault of guns now too. Okay. Again, more fake news. It's all propaganda. Here we go. A little bit more.

OBAMA: African-American community being rightly convinced that there is a long history of racial bias in our criminal justice system. And as painful as it is, you know, that conversation is long overdue.

DOC: Hold it. Hold -- what? The conversation is long overdue. What conversation? How many more freaking conversations can we have? I hate talking about race, but I got to hold these people accountable. These people -- these progressives like Obama, I've got to point this stuff out. How many claims of conversations do they need to put forward? How many conversations do we need to have? I'm sick of the conversation.

So in his mind, we haven't had a conversation, or we just simply need another one?

Have the conversations worked if we've had them in the past?

According to him: We still have all these tensions. Still all these problems. We just need another conversation. So if he believes there have been conversations they haven't worked, you're doing it wrong. It hasn't worked. Why do you want to keep doing what wasn't worked? Or you think we haven't had a conversation, in which case, I don't know where the hell he's been. He's been flapping his jaws for years about this stuff.

Stop talking about it. That's the new way forward. Tell people to sit down and shut up. If you have a problem, address it based on the issue. And move on.

Does racism exist? Yes. And so does a lot of other problems that people have. People just treating at hell at work for all kinds of different things that has nothing to do with their race. We don't need another conversation. We need a leader to tell people to get back to work.

A little bit more from President Obama.

OBAMA: My feeling is, is that if everybody takes a breath --

DOC: Here's the solution now.

OBAMA: -- and if we --

DOC: Take a breath.

OBAMA: -- can structure a conversation that is less about how somebody else is trying to --

DONALD: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.

OBAMA: -- take advantage of me. And structure the conversation around, "How can we work together to solve problems that makes everybody better off?"

DOC: Right. Uh-huh. Ah. Okay. So he started off telling you how some people are being screwed over, people that racially identify with him. But then ends it with the solution as, we all need to stop paying attention to what we feel is bad for us and start thinking about everybody. That's complete crap. It's fake news. It's propaganda. And I'm calling you out, Mr. President. It's time we had a leader. You have been a failure. Hopefully President-elect Trump will do better. Doc Thompson in for Glenn Beck on the Glenn Beck Program.

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DOC: All right. On Twitter, it's @DocThompsonshow. It's a great way to join the program. You can also dial 888-727-BECK. 888-727-BECK.

But we'll read through some more tweets here. It's @DocThompsonshow.

Sharita Maxcy tweeting @DocThompsonshow: So what is the solution? Let's stop talking about and continue being ignorant? Hmm.

Now, based on the picture, Sharita would be a person of color, as it was presented to me earlier today. A person of color.

Sharita, the solution is for all of us to stop being so sensitive. If somebody does something wrong to you, something that is illegal, then file charges, call the police, and move on. If it's a civil case, fine. File your lawsuit. If somebody says something mean to you, calls you name based on your race, move on. The world doesn't believe this. Not all people believe this.

Stop claiming that you're so injured by this. Because it's not just race that claims it. You could claim it based on your fat. I mean, fat people are discriminated against all the time. Try sitting in an airplane seat today. Is that discrimination against fat people? Some people have claimed that. How many times do we rip on people for being fat and say mean things? Stop being so sensitive and move on. And start seeing the good in how many people out there don't care about such things and people who treat you well. The people who use racism like this are using it for their own benefit. The solution is stop.

It's not about ignorance. It's not about if you stop talking about the claims of somebody discriminating against you is ignorant and will continue to be ignorant. The more we learn to communicate with each other, without talking about the pains of racism, and just say, "Wow, that person is a good dude." And get to know each other. "They have struggles like I do. And they're just trying to feed their family." The more we'll understand each other, and the more it will go away. The claims of racism hurt it.

And there are a couple of other solutions, which I'm happy to share with you next, as we continue on the Glenn Beck Program in just a minute. It's Doc Thompson in for Glenn.

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From the moment the 33-year-old Thomas Jefferson arrived at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia in 1776, he was on the radical side. That caused John Adams to like him immediately. Then the Congress stuck Jefferson and Adams together on the five-man committee to write a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain, and their mutual admiration society began.

Jefferson thought Adams should write the Declaration. But Adams protested, saying, “It can't come from me because I'm obnoxious and disliked." Adams reasoned that Jefferson was not obnoxious or disliked, therefore he should write it. Plus, he flattered Jefferson, by telling him he was a great writer. It was a master class in passing the buck.

So, over the next 17 days, Jefferson holed up in his room, applying his lawyer skills to the ideas of the Enlightenment. He borrowed freely from existing documents like the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He later wrote that “he was not striving for originality of principle or sentiment." Instead, he hoped his words served as “an expression of the American mind."

It's safe to say he achieved his goal.

The five-man committee changed about 25 percent of Jefferson's first draft of the Declaration before submitting it to Congress. Then, Congress altered about one-fifth of that draft. But most of the final Declaration's words are Jefferson's, including the most famous passage — the Preamble — which Congress left intact. The result is nothing less than America's mission statement, the words that ultimately bind the nation together. And words that we desperately need to rediscover because of our boiling partisan rage.

The Declaration is brilliant in structure and purpose. It was designed for multiple audiences: the King of Great Britain, the colonists, and the world. And it was designed for multiple purposes: rallying the troops, gaining foreign allies, and announcing the creation of a new country.

The Declaration is structured in five sections: the Introduction, Preamble, the Body composed of two parts, and the Conclusion. It's basically the most genius breakup letter ever written.

In the Introduction, step 1 is the notificationI think we need to break up. And to be fair, I feel I owe you an explanation...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…

The Continental Congress felt they were entitled by “the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" to “dissolve the political bands," but they needed to prove the legitimacy of their cause. They were defying the world's most powerful nation and needed to motivate foreign allies to join the effort. So, they set their struggle within the entire “Course of human events." They're saying, this is no petty political spat — this is a major event in world history.

Step 2 is declaring what you believe in, your standardsHere's what I'm looking for in a healthy relationship...

This is the most famous part of the Declaration; the part school children recite — the Preamble:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That's as much as many Americans know of the Declaration. But the Preamble is the DNA of our nation, and it really needs to be taken as a whole:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The Preamble takes us through a logical progression: All men are created equal; God gives all humans certain inherent rights that cannot be denied; these include the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; to protect those rights, we have governments set up; but when a government fails to protect our inherent rights, people have the right to change or replace it.

Government is only there to protect the rights of mankind. They don't have any power unless we give it to them. That was an extraordinarily radical concept then and we're drifting away from it now.

The Preamble is the justification for revolution. But note how they don't mention Great Britain yet. And again, note how they frame it within a universal context. These are fundamental principles, not just squabbling between neighbors. These are the principles that make the Declaration just as relevant today. It's not just a dusty parchment that applied in 1776.

Step 3 is laying out your caseHere's why things didn't work out between us. It's not me, it's you...

This is Part 1 of the Body of the Declaration. It's the section where Jefferson gets to flex his lawyer muscles by listing 27 grievances against the British crown. This is the specific proof of their right to rebellion:

He has obstructed the administration of justice...

For imposing taxes on us without our consent...

For suspending our own legislatures...

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us...

Again, Congress presented these “causes which impel them to separation" in universal terms to appeal to an international audience. It's like they were saying, by joining our fight you'll be joining mankind's overall fight against tyranny.

Step 4 is demonstrating the actions you took I really tried to make this relationship work, and here's how...

This is Part 2 of the Body. It explains how the colonists attempted to plead their case directly to the British people, only to have the door slammed in their face:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury...

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice... We must, therefore... hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

This basically wrapped up America's argument for independence — we haven't been treated justly, we tried to talk to you about it, but since you refuse to listen and things are only getting worse, we're done here.

Step 5 is stating your intent — So, I think it's best if we go our separate ways. And my decision is final...

This is the powerful Conclusion. If people know any part of the Declaration besides the Preamble, this is it:

...that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...

They left no room for doubt. The relationship was over, and America was going to reboot, on its own, with all the rights of an independent nation.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The message was clear — this was no pitchfork mob. These were serious men who had carefully thought through the issues before taking action. They were putting everything on the line for this cause.

The Declaration of Independence is a landmark in the history of democracy because it was the first formal statement of a people announcing their right to choose their own government. That seems so obvious to us now, but in 1776 it was radical and unprecedented.

In 1825, Jefferson wrote that the purpose of the Declaration was “not to find out new principles, or new arguments, never before thought of… but to place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm… to justify ourselves in the independent stand we are compelled to take."

You're not going to do better than the Declaration of Independence. Sure, it worked as a means of breaking away from Great Britain, but its genius is that its principles of equality, inherent rights, and self-government work for all time — as long as we actually know and pursue those principles.

On June 7, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania State House, better known today as Independence Hall. Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The “Lee Resolution" was short and sweet:

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

Intense debate followed, and the Congress voted 7 to 5 (with New York abstaining) to postpone a vote on Lee's Resolution. They called a recess for three weeks. In the meantime, the delegates felt they needed to explain what they were doing in writing. So, before the recess, they appointed a five-man committee to come up with a formal statement justifying a break with Great Britain. They appointed two men from New England — Roger Sherman and John Adams; two from the middle colonies — Robert Livingston and Benjamin Franklin; and one Southerner — Thomas Jefferson. The responsibility for writing what would become the Declaration of Independence fell to Jefferson.

In the rotunda of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., there are three original documents on permanent display: the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These are the three pillars of the United States, yet America barely seems to know them anymore. We need to get reacquainted — quickly.

In a letter to his friend John Adams in 1816, Jefferson wrote: “I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past."

America used to be a forward-looking nation of dreamers. We still are in spots, but the national attitude that we hear broadcast loudest across media is not looking toward the future with optimism and hope. In late 2017, a national poll found 59% of Americans think we are currently at the “lowest point in our nation's history that they can remember."

America spends far too much time looking to the past for blame and excuse. And let's be honest, even the Right is often more concerned with “owning the left" than helping point anyone toward the practical principles of the Declaration of Independence. America has clearly lost touch with who we are as a nation. We have a national identity crisis.

The Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

It is urgent that we get reacquainted with the Declaration of Independence because postmodernism would have us believe that we've evolved beyond the America of our founding documents, and thus they're irrelevant to the present and the future. But the Declaration of Independence is America's thesis statement, and without it America doesn't exist.

Today, much of the nation is so addicted to partisan indignation that "day-to-day" indignation isn't enough to feed the addiction. So, we're reaching into America's past to help us get our fix. In 2016, Democrats in the Louisiana state legislature tabled a bill that would have required fourth through sixth graders to recite the opening lines of the Declaration. They didn't table it because they thought it would be too difficult or too patriotic. They tabled it because the requirement would include the phrase “all men are created equal" and the progressives in the Louisiana legislature didn't want the children to have to recite a lie. Representative Barbara Norton said, “One thing that I do know is, all men are not created equal. When I think back in 1776, July the fourth, African Americans were slaves. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair to us. To ask our children to recite something that's not the truth. And for you to ask those children to repeat the Declaration stating that all men's are free. I think that's unfair."

Remarkable — an elected representative saying it wouldn't be fair for students to have to recite the Declaration because “all men are not created equal." Another Louisiana Democrat explained that the government born out of the Declaration “was used against races of people." I guess they missed that part in school where they might have learned that the same government later made slavery illegal and amended the Constitution to guarantee all men equal protection under the law. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were an admission of guilt by the nation regarding slavery, and an effort to right the wrongs.

Yet, the progressive logic goes something like this: many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, including Thomas Jefferson who wrote it, owned slaves; slavery is evil; therefore, the Declaration of Independence is not valid because it was created by evil slave owners.

It's a sad reality that the left has a very hard time appreciating the universal merits of the Declaration of Independence because they're so hung up on the long-dead issue of slavery. And just to be clear — because people love to take things out of context — of course slavery was horrible. Yes, it is a total stain on our history. But defending the Declaration of Independence is not an effort to excuse any aspect of slavery.

Okay then, people might say, how could the Founders approve the phrase “All men are created equal," when many of them owned slaves? How did they miss that?

They didn't miss it. In fact, Thomas Jefferson included an anti-slavery passage in his first draft of the Declaration. The paragraph blasted King George for condoning slavery and preventing the American Colonies from passing legislation to ban slavery:

He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights to life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere... Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce.

We don't say “execrable" that much anymore. It means, utterly detestable, abominable, abhorrent — basically very bad.

Jefferson was upset when Georgia and North Carolina threw up the biggest resistance to that paragraph. Ultimately, those two states twisted Congress' arm to delete the paragraph.

Still, how could a man calling the slave trade “execrable" be a slaveowner himself? No doubt about it, Jefferson was a flawed human being. He even had slaves from his estate in Virginia attending him while he was in Philadelphia, in the very apartment where he was writing the Declaration.

Many of the Southern Founders deeply believed in the principles of the Declaration yet couldn't bring themselves to upend the basis of their livelihood. By 1806, Virginia law made it more difficult for slave owners to free their slaves, especially if the owner had significant debts as Jefferson did.

At the same time, the Founders were not idiots. They understood the ramifications of signing on to the principles described so eloquently in the Declaration. They understood that logically, slavery would eventually have to be abolished in America because it was unjust, and the words they were committing to paper said as much. Remember, John Adams was on the committee of five that worked on the Declaration and he later said that the Revolution would never be complete until the slaves were free.

Also, the same generation that signed the Declaration started the process of abolition by banning the importation of slaves in 1807. Jefferson was President at the time and he urged Congress to pass the law.

America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough.

The Declaration took a major step toward crippling the institution of slavery. It made the argument for the first time about the fundamental rights of all humans which completely undermined slavery. Planting the seeds to end slavery is not nearly commendable enough for leftist critics, but you can't discount the fact that the seeds were planted. It's like they started an expiration clock for slavery by approving the Declaration. Everything that happened almost a century later to end slavery, and then a century after that with the Civil Rights movement, flowed from the principles voiced in the Declaration.

Ironically for a movement that calls itself progressive, it is obsessed with retrying and judging the past over and over. Progressives consider this a better use of time than actually putting past abuses in the rearview and striving not to be defined by ancestral failures.

It can be very constructive to look to the past, but not when it's used to flog each other in the present. Examining history is useful in providing a road map for the future. And America has an obvious road map that, as a nation, we're not consulting often enough. But it's right there, the original, under glass. The ink is fading, but the words won't die — as long as we continue to discuss them.

'Good Morning Texas' gives exclusive preview of Mercury One museum

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Mercury One is holding a special exhibition over the 4th of July weekend, using hundreds of artifacts, documents and augmented reality experiences to showcase the history of slavery — including slavery today — and a path forward. Good Morning Texas reporter Paige McCoy Smith went through the exhibit for an exclusive preview with Mercury One's chief operating officer Michael Little on Tuesday.

Watch the video below to see the full preview.

Click here to purchase tickets to the museum (running from July 4 - 7).

Over the weekend, journalist Andy Ngo and several other apparent right-leaning people were brutally beaten by masked-gangs of Antifa protesters in Portland, Oregon. Short for "antifascist," Antifa claims to be fighting for social justice and tolerance — by forcibly and violently silencing anyone with opposing opinions. Ngo, who was kicked, punched, and sprayed with an unknown substance, is currently still in the hospital with a "brain bleed" as a result of the savage attack. Watch the video to get the details from Glenn.