How to Stop the Seismic Cultural Shift Threatening the Next Generation

America is facing a moral and cultural crisis like never before. In his new book, Fault Line:  How a Seismic Shift in Culture is Threatening Free Speech and Shaping the Next Generation, author and journalist Billy Hallowell explores the battle being waged against our foundation through the mainstream media, the entertainment industry and the educational system. He also offers practical steps for all Christians to take and provides advice on how to respond to these growing problems. Hallowell joined Glenn Wednesday on radio for a lively discussion.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN:  I'm going to look something up here.  I'm looking -- I'm reading Billy Holloway's book Fault Line.  And he says how to be able to solve this, one, you have to be informed.  I think we're informed on this story.

PAT:  Yes.

JEFFY:  We are.

PAT:  I think so.

GLENN:  Then don't tell me what you believe, live what you believe.  What are your values and beliefs?

PAT:  Okay.

JEFFY:  We put on the red, white, and blue flag.  We believe in America, amen.

GLENN:  Okay.  Got to make sure you're living it.  

PAT:  Right.

GLENN:  So the people that were wearing the red, white, and blue, they were living what they believe.  It wasn't about -- it was team spirit for their school.  Why is it that somebody else is -- why is there a problem here?  Most likely because people on the other side took offense.  That was coming from them.  Not from the other side.

PAT:  Right.

GLENN:  They took offense to it because they weren't informed on the subject.  They didn't know these guys did this all the time.  And they're not living their principles of, I am a refugee from a very oppressed place, and I'm coming to the United States for shelter.

PAT:  And the United States is taking me in.  So I should enjoy seeing those --

GLENN:  Hello.  I'm grateful that I live in a place with diversity.

PAT:  Yeah.  How about the fact that I'm at a basketball game looking at other students wearing red, White, and blue, rather than I'm looking out the window at an ISIS fighter slicing the head off of somebody?  How about that?

GLENN:  All right.  All right.  All right.  All right.  Okay.  I got it.  

Let me -- can I get Billy Hallowell on?  

Billy Hallowell has a new book called Fault Line:  How a Seismic Shift in Culture is Threatening Free Speech and Shaping the Next Generation.

This is really important to pay attention to.  Because the facts and figures in this book are accurate.  And they are going to fundamentally transform us.  Billy, welcome to the program.

BILLY:  Hey, thanks for having me.  

GLENN:  So let's go to -- you talk about in the book, you say, you know, one of the biggest faults we have -- and I don't want to misquote you, but basically that it is the line between being tolerant and being relative.  And we have slid into moral relativism, where we need to be tolerant, but it has been used against us.  How do we -- first, give me the facts or the stats on this.  And then tell me how to fix that.

BILLY:  Yeah, we've got over half of the country saying that it's up to cultures to figure out what they think is moral.  Right?  So there's this baseline of morality that's completely gone.  I mean, the majority of us are saying, oh, you just have to decide for yourself what you believe to be true.  And that's specifically true with millennials.  Fifty-one percent of millennials believe that truth is relative.  So you have a big problem there.  

And so that's sort of the starting point.  How do we fix it?  Well, you've got to acknowledge the problem first, which is that the Hollywood content we've seen, media universities, all three of those have really reshaped the culture.  We've allowed that to happen.  And we've allowed that to happen because so many of us have disengaged.  

So my big solution to this, and this is from a 30,000 foot level in fault line is that we've got to get engaged.  We have to make good Hollywood content.  We have to make -- you know, get involved in media.  We've got to be professors.  We've got to be out there.  People who are Christians, conservatives, people who are complaining -- you know, it's great to complain, but what are you going to do to fix the problem?

PAT:  Yeah, we got to -- we have to make an impact in the culture.  It's interesting that you note in the book, Billy, that 35 percent of millennials have no faith whatsoever.  They're atheist or agnostics.  Is it 35 percent?

BILLY:  So that number, in fact -- and it's crazy because every two years, you know, a new study will come out.  It was 2015 that Pew first came out saying it was about 34, 35 percent.

PAT:  Wow.

BILLY:  Now we've got a poll out saying it's about 39 percent.  Now, those people are -- and here's sort of the hope.  They're atheist, agnostic, or just unaffiliated.  And the biggest chunk are unaffiliated.  

But those are the people who we're going to lose, right?  If we don't go out there and bring the message to them, we're going to totally lose them.  

But the hope is, hey, they're not agnostic, they're not atheist.  They believe in something.  But because of this chaos that we've created in culture and that we've allowed, they're just not sure what that is.  So would he give you to get that message to them.

GLENN:  But, Billy, I think the churches are approaching -- most of the churches -- many of the churches are approaching these things all wrong.  They're still coming at it with the -- with the -- with the same style of message.  The message has to remain true.  But the same style of message.  And if -- if it's not the same style, it's just the -- the same kind of almost judgmental message.  Except now it has, you know, fog machines and -- and rock bands behind it.  People are not -- millennials are not interested in talk.  They're interested in, show me the results.  Do it.

BILLY:  Absolutely.  And so we've got a lot of Christian actors, which is great, right?  A lot of Christian journalists, which is wonderful.  But we need actors who are Christian, directors who are Christian.  I mean, look at Hacksaw Ridge.  Look at some of these films that tell really good stories.  And I think Christian moviemaking is great.  God's Not Dead.  All that is fine.  If you want to preach to the choir, that's great.  But that is not going to solve this problem.  We have got -- I know you've talked about this a lot over the years.  We have got to get engaged.

And I think the whole point here, you know, with this book is to show the problem, right?  These numbers -- you mention the statistics.  A lot of us don't know.  We kind of have a feeling that Hollywood is off.  The media is off.  Universities are off.  We see these anecdotal examples.  But we don't really have the data.  

And I wanted to really put that data out there and sort of show that there's this triangular dominance and sort of what I call this progressive privilege that has existed in these areas for too long.  And, yes, we've got to complain about that, like I said.  But we have to figure out how to tell the stories and do it in a way that reaches people and shows them, not just tells them, the message.

STU:  There was a video that came out, it went viral, Billy, right after the -- after the election, that I saw a lot of people posting.  And it was -- you know, a lot of the left was kind of coming out and saying, how could this have happened, Donald Trump won.  Here's a guy who, you know, said he was going to grab women in ways and look how crass he is.  How is this -- the culture allow this.  The culture is getting so much more crass.

And this person pointed out, hey, wait a minute.  Have you guys noticed that every piece of our culture -- forget the president -- every piece of our culture has become more and more crass over a long period of time, and it's been cheered on by the left.

And you really go through that in the book, in that the development -- as we've gone through on television and movies, has become much more advanced to that -- the anti-faith sort of side.  And many people haven't even noticed it.

BILLY:  Well, and that's why, you've got to look at the numbers, from like 2007, 2002, to 2014 and 2016.  When you look at what Gallup has measured and others have measured.  I mean, moral acceptability on so many issues.  

Even -- even polygamy, you go down the line, it's insane, because of the relativism, what people are now willing to accept.  We've got, you know, 67 percent of the country saying that having a baby, you know, outside of marriage is morally acceptable.  Seventy-two percent, saying divorce is morally acceptable.  

And these numbers have changed dramatically, even within the last decade, decade and a half.  And we have been pushing -- we have allowed this to be pushed out.  We haven't been effective in our messaging.  

And I think, you know, Fault Line really kind of leaves people convicted a little bit.  And I hope, you know, it has us thinking, how can we do this?  Not all of us can be directors, actors, you know, professors.  But, you know, we have to figure out how -- how we can at least encourage people, good people who have their values in check, to enter into these arenas.

GLENN:  I have to tell you though, Billy, the answer really is living it ourself.

Look, Donald Trump -- you can blame Donald Trump on a lot of things if you want to talk just about him to the left.  You know, they try to, "Well, you take responsibility for him."  You know who Donald Trump is?  Donald Trump is the first Howard Stern president.  That's what he is.

PAT:  Hmm.

GLENN:  He's a guest on Howard Stern that loved Howard Stern.  Played hard.  And we all laughed.  And we all thought it was great.  And some stood against and said, "No, this is immoral.  This is wrong."  And those people were driven out of society because they have sticks up their butt.  But this became the mainstream culture.

And, look, that's just how guys talk.  Yes, they do talk that way.  On Howard Stern.

And now we seem to have a problem.  The left does.  Because they don't -- they don't like that.

Well, okay.  But you -- you were fine with it.  You were totally fine with it in Hollywood.  If anyone dare says like clean films -- or clean pure flicks, whatever that is, where they want to edit and make things less crass, how dare you don't touch my art.

BILLY:  Well, they've created this environment.

GLENN:  Right.

BILLY:  They've created this very environment, which is so fascinating to me.  Everything that Donald Trump has represented and everything that both candidates represented in the general is basically what they have created.

And so they're kind of relishing in that and trying to figure out, you know, well, how did we get here?  Well, turn on prime time TV, and you'll figure out how we got here.  There's nothing you can watch with your kids outside of The Middle and maybe a couple of other shows.  So...

GLENN:  We tried to say that this is why character matters in the '90s when the women's organizations were defending Bill Clinton as just a rogue.

No, that's like saying what Donald Trump said, well, that's all the way men -- no.  If that is the way men behaved, men shouldn't behave that way.  Those are boys that behave that.  Men do not behave that way.  But it requires us to be consistent.  And I like this about your book.

You know, you talk about how most people can't even tell you what they believe.  95 percent of Christians, according to Billy in his book, cannot tell you what they believe.  Well, that's a real problem.

The first thing we need to do is figure out what we believe.  And then live it.

BILLY:  Absolutely.  Living it out.  That's the example we set, right?  So we've got to do that.  And we've got to encourage other people, particularly millennials, because that's the generation this most impacts.  Although, I'm sure the generation behind them will be hit even harder by this.  We've got to figure out how to have that presence.  But doing it by living it first, I think is the most important.  And that's what I encourage in Fault Line.  And people can get more information at HallowellFaultLineBook.com.  

GLENN:  Billy Hallowell.  The name of the book again is Fault Line.  Billy wrote for TheBlaze for a long time.  And I'm so proud of you.  And proud of your success and to see where you're going.  Thank you for everything you're doing.  Billy Hallowell.

BILLY:  Thank you, appreciate it.

GLENN:  The name of the book again is Fault Line.

In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

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