Signs of Hope: Silicon Valley Liberal Floors Glenn With Support for States' Rights

There is a civil war playing out in the Democratic Party between the radical left and old school, left-leaning Democrats. While trouble is brewing, so are opportunities. Glenn continues to encounter people who recognize the difficulties we now face as a nation. Two weeks ago, he met with leaders from Silicon Valley, mostly liberal, and the conversation bordered on shocking.

"Guy sitting next to me said, 'You know, we have to admit our own mistakes... None of us here sitting at the table had a single problem with the way Barack Obama was signing executive orders. None of us said anything. It didn't bother us. We didn't have a single problem the way they got health care done. They just jammed it through. None of us said anything, but hurrah. Now that Donald Trump is doing the same thing, we're all freaking out. You know, maybe we should have had a problem with Barack Obama doing it,'" Glenn recalled.

Glenn did his best to stay silent and listen.

"I'm like, don't say anything, don't say anything, don't say anything. Don't wreck this. He's on the right train. Keep going," Glenn said.

Then came the kicker.

"He said . . . 'Every time the Tenth Amendment is brought up, every single one of us in this room always say racist, state's rights is just about racism. But, gee, aren't we the same people right now saying we have to strengthen the Tenth Amendment and maybe we should secede from the Union? Maybe it's not about racism. Maybe there's something to these state's rights,'" Glenn recounted.

The revelation left Glenn floored --- and more convinced than ever that we have a chance to turn things around.

Speaking about two of the four books he's been reading, Glenn explained how understanding the five tribal stages and the language of moral foundations are the secret keys to bridging the divide.

"I think we're between stage one and stage two, and there are those in our audience that are stage three, four and five," Glenn stated. "It will take those of us who are three, four and five to be able to learn the language of these first two stages, speak to them, couple that with The Righteous Mind, and we can change the world. We really can heal the scars."

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GLENN: Okay. So I want you to listen to this. This is from Los Angeles. Long-standing tensions between the Democrat Party's moderate and liberal wings have ignited in California, where progressive activists are redirecting their anger over Donald Trump and congressional Republicans towards Democratic leaders at home. Stoked by a contested race for state Democratic chair and the failure of a single-payer health care bill, activists are staging protests at the capitol. Assembly Speaker Rendon reportedly receiving death threats after shelving the health care legislation last month. And security was tightened at the statehouse, after activists disrupted a floor session last week. The rancor spillover from the contentious Democratic presidential primary last year is aggravating divisions in a state regarded nationally as a lodestar for the liberal cause. Establishment Democrats fear the rhetoric and appetite for new spending could go too far, jeopardizing the party's across-the-board dominance of state politics. All of this has taken new significance on, as California embraces its role as the focal point of the anti-Trump resistance.

They're now having to say, "Guys, guys, guys, we're on the same team." But they're not. Go back to The Coming Insurrection, the little blue book that when I first started at Fox, people couldn't imagine -- what? Why is Glenn Beck, he's saying read this socialist revolution book from France. Yes. Because I said it would come here. What was the point of that book? Do you remember why they were revolting in France, I mean, other than Frenchmen were revolting?

PAT: They were sick and tired of the promises not being fulfilled. Right?

GLENN: In what way?

PAT: They wanted Communism.

GLENN: Correct.

PAT: And they decided to go for it now, rather than progressively.

GLENN: Correct. And they kept saying, we have the opportunity right now. We keep electing you guys, and you keep saying -- see if you've heard this phrase before: The French version of, okay. We just need the House and the Senate. Oh, okay. Well, we need the White House too. But once we get the House and the Senate and the White House too, then we'll be able to do something. They're like, we've elected you guys over and over again, and you've had the power. And you won't do it. You're never going to do it. You're never going to do it. Because it's about you. It's not about Marxism. You're just using us. Well, that's what's beginning to happen now. The Democrats have invited these people in, and they're Marxist. And they're revolutionaries. And they want their system.

So they wanted a single-payer system. The real Democrats said, "Okay. No, I think that will bankrupt the state." And the Marxists and the deep, deep progressives said, "Now is the time. If not now, when? Are you kidding me, we're more popular than ever because of Donald Trump. We can stand against it and lead the way. You people aren't going to do it." That's why they've had to ratchet up security because the sentiments that I pointed out eight years ago in The Coming Insurrection and said, "It's coming here," is now beginning in California.

Okay. Sounds like bad news. But here's the opportunity: And I have witnessed it myself. In fact, this weekend, I met two different people who said, "Glenn, I'm reading this book called The Righteous Mind." And I just smile, "Uh-huh."

This woman told me on Saturday, "I'm reading this. I had to get to you because I believe there's a way out." And I said, "Really? Well, I'm trying to work on that. I'm interested on hearing anything you've got."

And she said, "Well, you have to read The Righteous Mind." I said, "Jonathan Haidt?" She said, "Yes. You know it?" And I said, "Yeah, we're working on something based on that as well."

She said, "I've seen it work in my own life." She said, "I had family members who I could not even talk to, and I started using what he's pointing out, and I changed what I was saying, how I was saying it. And they're hearing me now."

"Yes, I know. I've seen it work myself."

And here's the opportunity: Last week, two weeks ago, when I was in California, there is a huge change in people. Huge change. And it's not -- the last time I was there was right after -- yeah, right after the election. And people were stunned and they were afraid of Donald Trump. And everything else.

So I go out and I meet with -- I'm going to have dinner with the one guy who is a really nice guy, but very, very liberal. Was very Hillary Clinton, I believe.

And I let him know that I'm coming out.

He said, "Glenn, I want to introduce you to some friends. They need to hear you speak." And I said, "Okay."

He said, "Anybody you want to meet with?" I said, "No, I just don't want to meet with anybody who has a jersey." So if you're, the Democrats have to win, or that Donald Trump, we have to do everything we can to stop, or whatever, no team jerseys. Open minds.

He said, okay. So about 20 people show up. Twenty, 25. And they're -- they're amazing job titles and names. I was shocked.

And all of them came in with -- with a very open mind. And in some ways, afraid. Some of them told me that they were more afraid of their side than even Donald Trump now.

They said the Republicans are spooking the crap out of us. But what's happening on the college campuses with the uber left is frightening.

Point number one: Their eyes are beginning to open. Point number two: Guy sitting next to me, he said -- I opened up with: Look, we all have to admit our mistakes. And we have to just say, "I'm not trying to win. I'm trying to find a way back towards any kind of normal conversations with people who disagree with me, where I don't hate you and you don't hate me and we have to stop each other. Because what does that lead?"

Please, play this out for me. You guys win every election for the next 20 years. You have every seat and everything is Democratic. What are you going to do with the 40 percent of the population that just will not give up the idea of a free market? What do you do with them? Kill them? Silence them?

Because, I mean, at first, you just have to silence them and get them to play along. But when they don't after 20 years, what do you do?

And the same thing with the people who say you're the enemy. We have to just -- what are we going to do with you, after 20 years of winning every single election? Because they're not going to give up. Do we round you up? Do we put you in indoctrination camps, or do we kill you? Help figure this out.

We all came to the conclusion that there is no winning, just stop playing to win. Let's start finding ways to live together.

So I say this: Guy sitting next to me said, you know, we have to admit our own mistakes. None of us here at this table -- now, this is a super liberal guy. None of us here sitting at the table had a single problem with the way Barack Obama was signing executive orders. None of us said anything. It didn't bother us. We didn't have a single problem the way they got health care done. They just jammed it through. None of us said anything, but hurrah. Now that Donald Trump is doing the same thing, we're all freaking out.

You know, maybe we should have had a problem with Barack Obama doing it. And I'm like, "Don't say anything. Don't say anything. Don't say anything. Don't wreck this. He's on the right train. Keep going." He said, "And another thing: Every time the Tenth Amendment is brought up, every single one of us in this room always say, racist. State's rights is just about racism. But, gee, aren't we the same people right now saying we have to strengthen the Tenth Amendment and maybe we should secede from the Union?

Maybe it's not about racism. Maybe it's something to these state's rights. I am floored -- floored with the nodding heads of, yeah. Yeah.

Now, they don't agree with me on policies, but the principles are starting to shine through. So here's the opportunity in California. There's a Democratic civil war. The Coming Insurrection. Where people are shutting things down. You're going to have violence. Because that's what the left -- the uber, uber radicalized left, that's what they do.

So you've got that.

Then you have a whole bunch of people who are like, I'm not with them. But I also -- I'm not really with the G.O.P. either because they're doing the same kind of tactics as I just realized my party was doing. And I don't like that either.

That's where you come in. And if you can speak their language, you can get enough to open up to where you say, "See. Yes. You're right. The Tenth Amendment." For different reasons, we both believe in the Tenth Amendment. For different reasons, we both believe in the Fourth and the Fifth Amendment. But see how important the Constitution is?

We have that opportunity. And if you can only -- if you could get, my gosh, 50 percent of the Democrats of California to turn, not going to happen, Glenn.

Good. I'll take 5 percent. I'll take 10 percent. You can get 5 percent of the Democrats in California, I believe, right now, if we start listening to each other. We start talking to one another, and we know how to talk to one another. And we stop trying to win. Because, they're on the wrong side!

Play that out in your mind. How does that end? Play that out in your mind. How is it working out so far?

New tactic. And we'll be talking to you about it and teaching it in the coming weeks. But I would highly recommend you start reading two books: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt. Spelled H-A-I-G-H-T.

PAT: No, it's H-A-I-D-T.

STU: Uh-huh.

GLENN: What?

PAT: H-A-I-D-T.

GLENN: Oh, you guys are reading the wrong book.

STU: That would suck.

GLENN: Yeah, so Jonathan Haidt. So that one. And the other one is Tribal Leadership. Now, Tribal Leadership is -- does anybody know who that one is by?

PAT: Two guys, I think, right?

GLENN: So you read that one. And that one is different -- that one is more about business. It's an older book. A couple years old. But it's more about business. But --

STU: Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright are the authors.

GLENN: If you read those two books -- the Tribal Leadership -- think of the company as our country and see where the tribes are headed.

I contend that we are -- and when you read this, you will understand, and you will put your hand to your mouth and go, "Oh, no." I between our country is between stage one and stage two. And the Democrats and some on the alt-right are more stage one. That's a dangerous place to go.

Stage two is almost a complete loss of hope. And a just submission into whatever. And I want a strongman to fix it because we've tried everything else.

I think we're between stage one and stage two. And there are those in our audience that are stage three, four, and five, which are our good. But it will take those of us who are three, four, and five, to be able to learn the language of these first two stages, speak to them, couple that with the Righteous Mind, and we can change the world. We really can heal the scars. We'll give that you as the days and weeks continue.

William "Bill" Kelly is 95-year-old World War II veteran from Oregon. He lived through the Great Depression.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II. And now he has just fought the coronavirus -- and won.

Bill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to share his experience and a hopeful message about why the younger generations can overcome this crisis.

"I want to tell the people, it wasn't pleasant, but on the other hand, you know, if you do what you're supposed to do, and you have some loved ones around you, and do a lot of praying, why, you'll come through okay. We [American's] have been through a lot. We've been through Pearl Harbor. We've been through the Great Depression, and who knows what else. We're tough. We'll get through it. Hang in there," Bill said.

"You know, it's just -- it's in our American blood," he added. "We're that type of people. We take care of each other, and we are not going to break down. We're going to make it through, every time. Every time."

"There are people that don't think we are those people anymore. That it was the greatest generation -- your generation -- that did it, but now we're not the same people. Do you agree with that? Glenn asked.

"No," asserted Bill. "And the reason I say that is because I remember when I was a young kid, you know, and people, the older people, said 'all those young kids are soft' ... but when we were attacked at Pearl Harbor -- sneak attack, you know -- it's surprising how those so-called goofy kids turned into mighty fine fighting people. And they're very loyal. I have lots of faith in them ... no, I don't have any problems with this new generation. They'll take care of us. We're Americans."

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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 950,638 (up from 872,891 Yesterday)
  • Total Deaths Worldwide: 48,289 (up from 43,271 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 202,631 (up from 184,588 Yesterday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Yesterday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization
  • US has 215,344 Confirmed Cases and 5,112 Deaths, up from 188,592 cases and 4,056 deaths yesterday
  • COVID-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, behind Heart Disease and Cancer (based on daily fatalities per 1,000 people)
  • The United States of America now leads the world in total confirmed cases, with 115,000 more cases than Italy (although Italy leads the world in Deaths with 13,155 officially dead)
  • US is 25th in Total Confirmed Cases per 1 Million Population, with 651 cases per 1 Million people. Spain has 2,583 Cases per 1 Million people.
  • US is 23rd in Total Confirmed Dead per 1 Million Population, with 15 Dead per 1 Million citizens. Italy has 218 Dead per 1 Million.
  • US has 5,112 Dead vs 8,878 Recovered and 5,075 in Critical Condition
  • The US currently has 201,354 Active Cases of COVID-19, with still less than 1% of the total US population tested.
  • 17% of Americans who have been tested have been diagnosed with COVID-19
COVID-19 Now Killing Victims Who Don't Have COVID-19 https://nypost.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-nyc-emts-stop-taking-cardiac-arrest-patients-to-hospitals/
  • EMTs in New York have been given a directive not to transport heart-attack victims to hospitals if they cannot be revived at the scene.
  • Prior cardiac arrest victims would have been transported to hospitals for further life-saving procedures, but with hospitals being overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, heart attack victims are solely in the hands of local EMTs. If EMTs cannot restore a pulse at the scene, victims are to be left there to die.
  • "Artificial ventilation and/or compressions must not be delayed," the memo states, adding that chest "compressions must begin as soon as it is determined the patient does not have a pulse."
  • But the guidelines change if the patient cannot be revived before arriving at a hospital.
  • "In the event a resuscitation is terminated, and the body is in public view, the body can be left in the custody of the NYPD."
China Lied, People Died Trending on Social Media https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/china-concealed-extent-of-virus-outbreak-u-s-intelligence-says
  • US Intelligence Services has concluded what the Internet has known since January: The Chinese Communist Party lied about total infected and total deaths due to Coronavirus.
  • Citing a report provided to the White House last week, officials confirmed that US Intelligence concludes 'gross' underreporting of total cases and total deaths, especially from Hubei Province.
  • Many have speculated that numbers coming out of China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and other totalitarian countries have been dramatically underreported, by as much as a factor of 10 according to official British Intelligence reports.
  • The early misrepresentation of data by the CCP may have lead some Western Politicians and epidemiologists to underestimate the seriousness of COVID-19 and delayed response in Italy, Spain, the UK and the US.
  • Though why anybody would have believed anything the Chinese Communist Party had to say remains an open question...
Italy's Death Toll Far Higher Than Reported https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italys-coronavirus-death-toll-is-far-higher-than-reported/ar-BB122vvc
  • In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March. None of the 24 people who died there were tested for the new coronavirus. Nor were the 38 people who died in another nursing home in the nearby town of Lodi.
  • These aren't isolated incidents. Italy's official death toll from the virus stands at 13,155, the most of any country in the world. But that number tells only part of the story because many people who die from the virus don't make it to the hospital and are never tested, therefore they aren't included in official numbers.
  • "They were all sick, they all had flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing," stated a nurse from one of the nursing homes. "We had no ambulance to get them to Milan."
  • In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic's human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate.
  • As stretched and sometimes overwhelmed hospitals fight to save their patients, many other people die unseen and uncounted, including elderly people in out-of-the-way locations.
  • In addition, the health-care crisis can lead to a surge of deaths from other causes that would normally be treatable.
  • "There are many more dead from the virus than are officially declared... People died and they were never tested because time and resources are limited," Eugenio Fossati, deputy mayor of Coccaglio, says of deaths caused by the virus.
More Numbers Hard to Trust as Bodies Left On The Streets in Ecuador https://www.scmp.com/news/world/americas/article/3078077/coronavirus-bodies-are-being-left-streets-ecuador
  • Coronavirus: bodies are being left on the streets in Ecuador.
  • 'They fall in front of hospitals or in back street alleys, or in small villages…no one wants to recover them,' says the mayor of Ecuador's largest city.
  • The army is placing unclaimed bodies in refrigerated cargo containers at the port while authorities pursue plans for a new cemetery.
  • The corpses have been overwhelming Guayaquil, a port city of 2.8 million at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador.
  • Over the last few days, several were wrapped in plastic and left on the streets. Others have lain unclaimed in hospitals and clinics that have been overwhelmed by infections. The city morgue is full.
  • The majority of the dead are believed to be victims of the virus, but nobody can say for sure how many. There has been little testing.
  • The country has confirmed 2,700 infections and 93 deaths - 60 of them in Guayaquil and its immediate surroundings. But municipal officials there said they have recovered at least 400 bodies in the last 3 days.
  • Mayor Cynthia Viteri, who announced that she has also tested positive for the virus, said the national government should be responsible for collecting the corpses.
  • "They're leaving them in the villages, they are stacked in front of hospitals," she said in a Twitter video message to residents late last week.
  • Many local villages in Ecuador are simply burying the dead in unmarked graves, which will make official counting of COVID-19 victims impossible in the weeks ahead.
50% of Viral Spread Comes from People With No Symptoms https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/health/us-coronavirus-updates-wednesday/index.html
  • Researchers in Iceland have confirmed earlier reports from Hong Kong that a significant amount of viral spread is caused by carriers who have no symptoms.
  • In the US, Doctors at the CDC have confirmed asymptomatic spread, but estimate a number of about 25%.
  • If true, then the case for all persons to wear masks, even those who don't have symptoms, becomes much stronger.
  • To prevent further spread, the top infectious disease expert in the US says health officials are reconsidering guidance on face masks.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he would "lean towards" recommending that the general public wear face masks "if we do not have the problem of taking away masks from the health care workers who need them. The public can stay home to avoid infection, but health care workers cannot," he said.
  • "We're not there yet, but I think we're close to coming to some determination," Fauci said.
Ship vs Train... Ship Wins https://abc7.com/usns-mercy-coronavirus-train-crash-derailment/6069395/
  • A Locomotive Engineer in Los Angeles has been charged with 1 Count of "Train Wrecking", a Class A Felony under Federal Law, after purposely derailing his freight train while attempting to sink the US Hospital ship Mercy.
  • Eduardo Moreno, 44, intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
  • Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.
  • He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."
  • Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.
Biggest Issue With COVID-19 in Malaysia: Nagging Wives https://www.npr.org/2020/04/01/825051317/dont-nag-your-husband-during-lock-down-malaysias-government-advises-women
  • Malaysia has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia with more than 2,900 and counting.
  • This week, Malaysia's government also had a serious public relations issue after an ill-conceived plan went online.
  • Malaysia's Ministry for Women, Family and Community Development issued a series of online posters on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19. It advised the nation's women to help with the country's partial lockdown by not nagging their husbands.
  • The ministry also advised women to refrain from being "sarcastic" if they asked for help with household chores.
  • Additionally, the Ministry urged women working from home to dress up and wear makeup.
  • After some negative response on social media, the public service messages have been removed from the Ministry's Facebook page.

MyPillow inventor and CEO Mike Lindell was lambasted by the left and mainstream media after he announced at a White House press briefing on Monday that his company will start making tens of thousands of masks to fight against the spread of coronavirus. Lindell also thanked God for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to turn back to God in this time of crisis.

Read the details here.

Whether it was his support for President Trump or strong religious beliefs, no one has lit up the media quite like Mike Lindell. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Monday to talk about the president, the 'horrible, crazy media' and how he's not afraid to keep speaking out about his faith.

"I think people are going to quit being brainwashed by this horrible, crazy media -- they know who they are -- and the public is going to see the amazing job that our president is doing," Lindell said. "I've done interview after interview today. I'm taking all the bad ones on -- I think I'm going on 'The View' tomorrow I love it. I want to go right into the hurricane. Finally, I get to speak out for Jesus like I want to."

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News broke that German Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer reportedly committed suicide on Saturday due to the stress from the economic climate during the coronavirus crisis. Unfortunately, this headline may become more common place. Concerns are far beyond those of just hand washing, finding toilet paper and the latest White House briefings. There may be a secondary crisis growing — mental health and suicide.

Messages fill my inbox daily from parents worried about their teens showing signs of risk of suicidal ideation. Spouses concerned about the toil recent layoffs will have on their partners. Elderly family members are also vulnerable.

Last week, news a father of three dying by suicide made me want to scream to the world – "LISTEN!" We are losing too many of our human family. And I am afraid with COVID-19 on the scene, we are going to lose more than ever.

During the past six years — following the suicide of my 40-year-old sister — my mission has been to bring awareness and help prevent suicide. Everyone is exposed to suicide. You either struggle with depression/anxiety, you love someone that struggles, or like me, you have already lost someone to suicide. That is literally everyone on the planet. Bigger numbers than even the virus.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

Little known fact. Springtime is a peak season for suicides. Even compared to the holidays.

So, pile on the constant stream of news, stats about COVID-19 deaths and a lock down on social distancing, even the most emotionally skilled individual may be drowning in vulnerability and at risk.

What can be done?

Social distancing, not isolation

Even though we are standing 6ft apart in the grocery stores, and no longer going to church together, humans need connection to survive.

Free communication apps like Marco Polo are a great way to not hide behind a text. Whether it is on video chat or old fashion letter writing, making connection a priority is crucial for our survival.

Emotional check-in

The new normal seems to be changing by the hour. It is hard to keep up, recalibrating with all the change. Just like the importance of taking temperature to check for virus symptoms, we need to monitor our emotional temp. Try the one word check-in, at dinner time, simply by asking, "How am I feeling today?" It can be a great barometer.

Naming our feelings keep them tamed.

It's Ok to not be Ok

It is crucial to our survival to frame this crisis with a mental health back drop. Suicide, depression and anxiety concerns should be at the top of the STAY HOME and STAY SAFE list. If you find yourself feeling helpless or having thoughts of self-harm, please reach out for additional support. Therapists are using online formats to serve their clients. Call your doctor or one of the many 1-800 numbers.

No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family.

If you are reading this and struggling. Please remember, we will never be better without you. No one is an extra, disposable member of our human family. We will make it thru this COVID-19 crisis stronger and closer than before. No longer will we take hugging our neighbor for granted.

And maybe, just maybe we will someday find the vaccine that stops suicide virus from spreading.

Ganel-Lyn is a public speaker, media personality & author