Steadfast and Honorable: You Are the Audience That Saves the World

I want to thank you for being here every day. I want to thank you for listening to this program. It's an honor to serve you.

Here's why: I have said --- I think almost since 9/11 --- that this audience is going to be the one that rescues the free world, that rescues the country. I don't know why, but I've always believed that.

Let me try to give you the reasons.

I'm going to give you the first reason in the context of what's going on in the country right not and its direct correlation to this Megyn Kelly interview with Alex Jones. JPMorgan Chase has asked to pull their sponsorship from the show on Sunday. Are you kidding me? Time magazine made Hitler the man of the year! What has happened to our country, where we can't listen to an opposing view or something we don't agree with?

Explain it to your friends upset by this interview by asking this: What do you think of safe zones on schools?

And you answer: I think they're ridiculous. I think that's absolute hogwash --- safe zones in schools.

And here are the follow-up questions: Then why can't you handle an interview with something that you don't like? Why can't you handle the news that exposes you to things that you don't necessarily agree with?

"Question with boldness, even the very existence of God." When Thomas Jefferson wrote that, was there a more dangerous thing to question than God? I mean, that was insanity. Nobody questioned God.

Question with boldness, even the very existence of God, for if there be a God, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear.

Now, the key is honest questioning. That's the real problem. There are very few people in journalism doing honest questioning these days. And there are more voices that are just throwing out red meat. And, quite honestly, in the past, mine included. That's not going to get us anywhere because we're all starting to go into our caves.

And here's what's going to happen: If these boycotts continue, where they are affecting NBC and a real journalist sitting down with a controversial newsmaker, then you won't have any news. You know where you'll get your news? NPR and PBS. They will nationalize the news --- congratulations on that. They will say, we can't afford it, so the government needs to underwrite it. You want to know where the boycotts lead us? They lead us to the BBC, nationalized news.

Will your own voice be represented there? What will the national news media say about the voices online? I can tell you right now they'll call it fake news. Ted Koppel says it's fake news. He thinks we should license people to be able to put their opinions online. That's the crazy world we're entering in.

Now, what we're feeling is chaos. We are feeling disruption happening in the old world and in this new world, and it's going to be tough to get through. But because you are who you are --- you understand honest questioning, you understand there are no safe zones in life, you understand the First Amendment to mean no infringement on the press --- because you know what that means, you know that anybody who wants to write a story can write a story.

You are going to be the audience that saves the world because every other audience is starting to run and hide from the things that make them uncomfortable.

We all should be doing one thing every week that puts us in an uncomfortable position. You should be challenging yourself, your friends. Challenging yourself to meet new people, to get new experiences --- at least once a week. You should say, "I can't believe I just did that. That was cool. That was a little scary, but that was cool."

We're calcifying, and we need to break that up. Freedom, as they say, isn't free. Liberty isn't free. Liberty takes work --- mind work. It doesn't take guns. It takes nimble minds.

Right now, we're living in a world where you cannot define right and wrong. What is right and what is wrong? People in school are being taught that there is no right or wrong. Two plus two equals five, if you can show me the work. At the same time, we are taking apart every single truth that we know.

We are now entering a world where we are programming AI. Well, we have to have certain axioms that we know are true as we program AI: Human life is paramount. If we teach that all truth is subjective, what do you think is going to happen when AI is asked, can you solve these problems? "Sure, I can. Humans are a virus. Humans are causing the problems."

How can we possibly wrestle with the questions that we need to program AI, if we can't decide on truth --- if we can't even have a conversation that explores the truth?

So, I just want to thank you for being here, for being steadfast and not going over the cliff with the rest of humanity. This audience is --- and always has been --- special.

Thank you for the honor of serving you.

Editor's Note: This article is based on Glenn's radio monologue delivered on June 13, 2017.

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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Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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