We'll Never Reach People Like Johnny Depp and His Ilk—But Here's Who We Can Reach

How can you reach across the aisle to people like Johnny Depp, who recently went on mic to suggestively discuss assassinating the president of the United States. You can't.

"Anybody who is calling for the assassination of the president is so far past reason that we're never going to get to them . . . you're never going to talk to them," Glenn said Friday on radio.

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Using a football analogy (surprise!), Glenn described the 80 percent of the country we should be trying to reach. They're the ones on both sides of the aisle that don't want chaos in the streets, buildings burning down and people being assassinated on baseball fields.

"If you're looking at a football field, that 10-yard line that all the revolutionaries are on . . . there's 10 percent of those people that are beyond reason with their anger --- ten percent on the right; ten percent on the left. Assuming that number is right, that means that there are 80 yards . . . 80 percent of the country that doesn't want to feel that way," Glenn said.

So how do we reach that 80 percent?

"We are currently talking to people that I guess you could kind of put into the behavioral scientist category, and I've been reading and reading and reading and studying and working with people trying to figure out how do we talk to the 80 percent," Glenn shared.

What it boils down to is speaking the same language.

"We have different languages, the left and the right. And it is proven . . . it goes so deep now that when we go to a grocery store, scientists can look at your grocery store record and pretty much tell who you voted for by what products you buy. We are so different. We are as different as somebody who lives in Mexico City and grew up with that lifestyle and somebody who grew up in Chicago," Glenn said.

Will we ever agree on all policy issues? Of course not. But if we learn to speak the language of the left on their playing field, we can reach common ground and learn to live as friendly neighbors again.

"Can we find and convince --- let's just say 50 percent of the country --- that saying assassination of the president is not a good thing, and we shouldn't feel that and we should stand together?" Glenn asked.

Enjoy the complimentary clip or read the transcript for details.

GLENN: When you look at somebody like Johnny Depp, you say how can we -- Glenn, you want to talk to people like Johnny Depp. No, I don't. Because anybody who is calling for the assassination of the president is so far past reason that we're never going to get to them.

How are you going to talk to the people who are shouting down and throwing Molotov cocktails? You're not. You're never going to talk to them.

PAT: There's 10 percent of both sides that --

GLENN: Yeah, aren't reachable that quite honestly want revolution or, you know, burn the whole thing down.

Well, that's not where I am. And I don't ever want to go there. And revolution never works out for the people who start the revolution. Only the American revolution in world history ended with the same guys who started it.

So it doesn't -- it's not good. And if you think that you're in pain now, wait until there is chaos in the streets and the burning down of buildings, and we assassinate 30 people on a baseball diamond. It's not going to work out well. So what happens is we're all clashing, and we're all -- we want to feel good. And when we punch the other people in the face, we actually put ourselves into that -- if you're looking at a football field, that 10-yard line that you are -- that all the revolutionaries are in and all the people who are really angry and everything else, there's 10 percent of those people that are beyond reason with their anger. 10 percent on the right. 10 percent on the left. Assuming that that number is right. That means that there is 80 yards. There's 80 percent of the country that doesn't want to feel that way.

Now, are we going to convince the 80 percent that this is where, you know, this is the right way to go? No. But can we find common ground? And I'm not saying the past policies. I'm saying to lower the temperature. Can we find and convince -- let's just say 50 percent of the country -- that saying assassination of the president is not a good thing, and we shouldn't feel that, and we should stand together.

And being these people that say there is -- "We're at civil war, and there's nothing we can do about it. It's time to punch back. It's time to have violence."

It's over if we believe that.

So I believe we should play for the rest of the field. When Walsh said "Put the ball where the other team isn't." Well, the other team's on television because they look for views, ratings, clicks. They'll put the most outrageous headline, and they'll put the most salacious story up because that's what the red meat is. That's where the real people are that are just, like, I want to eat this all day long, and I'm just so angry.

That's maybe 20 percent of the population. The rest of the population is not feeling that way. But we're being led by the 10 percent on each side. So put the ball where the other team isn't. I look at both the 10 yards on the left and the 10 yards on the right with the real radicals. That's the same team, guys. They both want revolution.

So I'm going to put the ball in the 80 percent that doesn't want any of that. And let's talk to those people and forget the others.

So I want you to know when people say to you if you would pick up this philosophy as we try to teach it over the next few months. You say how are you going to talk to those people who are out of their mind crazy?

I'm not. I'm not talking about them. I'm not going to talk to them. That's an exercise in frustration. As Paul said, say what you have to say. Love them. Serve them. Be part of the community. If they're not listening, knock the dust off your feet and move on. We can knock the dust off of our feet of those people. You're not going to talk to the Antifa people.

But if you are standing next to them and screaming back, the 80 percent in the middle.

GLENN: And you were you in with them. Because there's no real good guy there. That's why Martin Luther King won. As people were shouting, turning hoses on them, releasing dogs, what determining? He was praying for those people. He wasn't trying to shout them down because he was right, and they were wrong. That's clear. That was Malcolm X's strategy. Take them on. Martin Luther King said "No, don't take them on. Worry about the rest of the country that will see their behavior and then see our behavior and say"I want to be with those guys."

Now, when you want to talk to the 80 percent, and this is the really -- this is the really hard thing when you want to talk to the 80 percent, we are currently talking to people that I guess you could kind of put into the behavioral scientist category. And I've been reading and reading and reading and studying and working with people trying to figure out how do we talk to the 80 percent? And there are people that will say "Glenn, you can't change your language. You're going to stop talking truth. Don't -- you don't stop talking truth."

No, I know that. I know. And I would never ask anyone to do that. What I'm saying is not that we have different truths, but that we have different languages. The left and the right. And it is proven, and it goes so deep now that when we go to a grocery store, scientists can look at your grocery store record and pretty much tell who you voted for by what products you buy. We are so different. We are as different as somebody who lives in Mexico City and somebody who lives and grew up -- lives, grew up as a Mexican in Mexico City as that lifestyle. And somebody who grew up in Chicago and lives that lifestyle and speaks that language.

Yes, we're both people. Yes, we both can recognize truth. But we have so many things that we don't share that if I wanted to be a missionary, and I wanted to go down and preach the truth, whatever that truth is, God, you know, the American scripture of the constitution, whatever it is. I would not say to somebody in Chicago "Oh, you want to be a missionary? Okay. Well, don't change your language."

I'm going down to Mexico. Yeah, don't speak their language. And whatever you do when you're there, don't eat any of that -- those taco enchilada things. You make sure you're eating ribs the whole time. You get as many good Chicago deep dish pizzas. And if they're not eating that pizza, don't you talk to them. And you just keep your language.

Well, don't you think I should speak Spanish? No. God will work it out.

Well, God will work some things out and sometimes he can translate language after you do all that you can do.

We have to look at the language of the left and the right as much as the language of Spanish and English. You can find truth, the exact same truth in both languages. But you will not be able to explain the truth to somebody who speaks a different language, unless you try to speak theirs, or they try to speak yours.

Otherwise, you're just sitting around yelling at each other.

"No, I said you should eat deep dish pizza. You know, pizza."

STU: That is exactly how I feel sometimes making arguments about politics. Don't you hear what I'm saying?

GLENN: No, they don't.

STU: Limited government.

GLENN: They don't.

STU: They just don't even hear it.

GLENN: Correct. And all we do is start shouting. And then when we're saying, "No, pizza." And they're looking at us, and they're screaming something at us that may not even be about food, we get angry, and we're, like, these people are worthless. They're -- they won't even understand pizza.


Okay. Well, we're not speaking the same language. They don't understand it.

STU: Human life.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: Are you not -- let them live.

GLENN: Babies.

STU: Alive.

PAT: Murder is not a choice.

GLENN: Okay. And that's exactly what we're doing.

Editor's note: This article was originally published on TheBlaze.com.

Critical theory once stood out as the absurd progressive notion that it is. Now, its maxims are becoming an integral part of ordinary political discourse. The more you repeat a lie, the more you will believe it, and this is the very dangerous place in which we find ourselves today.

Take this critical theory maxim as an example: If we desire justice, we must sometimes champion what may appear superficially as injustice. It's a necessary evil, if you will, the necessity of “controlled injustice.”

By using truth through fabrication and controlled injustice for justice, we’ll save the republic. We’ll be acting in a noble way.

This definition of justice is defined by the “oppressed,” not the “oppressor.” It is the greatest happiness for the greatest number. To achieve this justice, however, we need to endorse acts on occasion that, while seemingly unjust, serve a higher purpose. It will ensure the stability and the unity of our republic, and this may manifest in ways that seem contradictory to our values. But these are the necessary shadows to cast light on “true justice.”

And isn’t that what we are all after, anyway?

Here’s another critical theory maxim: Sometimes we find the truth through fabrication. Our pursuit of truth sometimes requires a strategic use of falsehoods. The truth is a construct that has been shaped and tailored to promote the well-being of the collective.

We sometimes need to accept and propagate lies designed by "the system” — not the old system, but the system that we’re now using to replace the old to get more justice through injustice and more truth through fabrication.

We’re engaging in a higher form of honesty. When we fabricate, it’s for the right reason. We are reaching up to the heavens fighting for a higher sort of honesty. To fortify the truth, we occasionally must weave a tapestry of lies. Each thread, essential for the greater picture, will ultimately define our understanding and ensure our unity under this infallible wisdom.

The election is coming up. Does this maxim sound familiar? Many think it is imperative that we secure our republic through election control to maintain our republic. Sometimes, we might need to take actions that by traditional standards might be questionable.

The act of securing elections requires cheating. It's not mere deception. It is a noble act of safeguarding our way of life. We're on the verge of losing this democracy, and without deception, we will lose it.

To ensure it doesn't fall into the hands of those we know will destroy it, we may have to make a few fabrications. We're fabricating stories to be able to control or secure the republic through our elections. By using truth through fabrication and controlled injustice for justice, we'll save the republic. Therefore, we'll be acting in a noble way. Stealing an election from those who wish to harm our society is truly an act of valor and an essential measure to protect our values and ensure the continuation of our just society.

If we desire justice, we must sometimes champion what may appear superficially as injustice.

I know it's a paradox of honor through dishonor. But in this context, by embracing the dishonor, we achieve the highest form of honor, ensuring the stability and the continuation of our great republic.

Let this be heard, far and wide, as a great call to patriotic action. As we advance, let each of us, citizens of this great and honorable republic, consider these principles. Not as abstract or paradoxical but as practical guides to daily life. Embrace the necessity of controlled injustice, the utility of lies, the duty to secure our electoral process, and the honor and apparent dishonor. These are not merely strategies for survival. They are prerequisites for our prosperity.

We all have to remember that justice is what our leaders define, that truth is what our party tells us. Our republic stands strong on the values of injustice for justice, honor through dishonor, and the fabrication of truths. To deviate from this path is to jeopardize the very fabric of our society. Strength through unity; unity through strength.

We've heard this nonsense for so long. But now, this nonsense is becoming an instituted reality, and we are entering perilous times. Don't be fooled by the narratives you will hear during the march to November. Never let someone convince you that the ends justify the means, that a little bit of injustice is needed to achieve a broader, collective vision of justice, that truth sometimes requires fabricated lies and narratives. If we do, justice will cease to be justice, truth will cease to be truth, and our republic will be lost.

Top 5 MOST EVIL taxes the government extorts from you

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"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." -Ben Franklin

The injustice of taxation has been a core issue for Americans since the very beginning of our country, and it's a problem we have yet to resolve. This belief was recently reignited in many Americans earlier this month on tax day when the numbers were crunched and it was discovered that the government was somehow owed even more hard-earned money. As Glenn recently discussed on his show, it's getting to be impossible for most Americans to afford to live comfortably, inflation is rising, and our politicians keep getting richer.

The taxpayer's burden is heavier than ever.

The government is not above some real low blows either. While taxes are a necessary evil, some taxes stretch the definition of "necessary" and emphasize the "evil." Here are the top five most despicable taxes that are designed to line the IRS coffers at your expense:

Income Tax

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"It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income." -Ben Franklin

On February 24th, 2024 we hit a very unfortunate milestone, the 101st anniversary of the 16th Amendment, which authorized federal income tax. Where does the government get the right to steal directly out of your paycheck?

Death Taxes

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"Now my advice for those who die, Declare the pennies on your eyes" -George Harrison

Not even in death can you escape the cold pursuit of the tax collector. It's not good enough that you have to pay taxes on everything you buy and every penny you make your entire life. Now the feds want a nice slice, based on the entire value of your estate, that can be as much as 40 percent. Then the state government gets to stick their slimy fingers all over whatever remains before your family is left with the crumbs. It's practically grave-robbery.


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"The power to tax is the power to destroy." -John Marshall

What's that? The nice chunk of your paycheck the government nabs before you can even get it to the bank wasn't enough? What if the government taxed your employer just for paying you? In essence, you make less than what your agreed pay rate is and it costs your employer more! Absolutely abominable.

Social Security

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"We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much." -Ronald Reagan

Everyone knows the collapse of Social Security is imminent. It has limped along for years, only sustained by a torrent of tax dollars and the desperate actions of politicians. For decades, people have unwillingly forked over money into the system they will never see again.


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"What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue." -Thomas Paine

FICA is the payroll equivalent of Social Security. Your employer has to match however much you pay. It means it costs your employer even more to pay you—again, you'll NEVER see that money. At this point, are you even working for yourself, or are you just here to generate money for the government to frivolously throw away?

5 DISTURBING ways World War III will be different from previous wars

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Has World War III begun?

Over the weekend, Iran launched an unprecedented attack against Israel involving over 300 missiles and drones. This marked the first direct attack on Israel originating from Iranian territory. Fortunately, according to an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, 99 percent of missiles and drones were successfully neutralized by Israeli defense systems. Iran claimed that the operation against Israel had concluded and that no further offensive was planned, although the possibility of another attack is still present.

This has left many people, including Glenn, wondering the same thing: did we just witness the start of World War III?

Glenn recently had a World War II Air Force Veteran as a guest on his TV special, who told stories of the horrors he and his brothers-in-arms faced in the skies over war-torn Europe. This was a timely reminder of the terrors of war and a warning that our future, if it leads to another world war, is a dark one.

But, if Glenn's coverage of the Iranian attack revealed one thing, it's that World War III will look nothing like the world wars of the twentieth century. Long gone are the days of John "Lucky" Luckadoo and his "Bloody Hundredth" bravely flying their B-17s into battle. Over the weekend, we saw hundreds of autonomous drones and missiles clashing with extreme speed and precision over several different fronts (including space) simultaneously. This ain't your grandfather's war.

From EMP strikes to cyber attacks, here are FIVE ways the face of war has changed:

EMP attacks

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The entire modern world, on every level, is completely dependent on electricity. From your home refrigerator to international trade, the world would come to a grinding halt without power. And as Glenn has pointed out, it wouldn't even be that hard to pull off. All it would take is 3 strategically placed, high-altitude nuclear detonations and the entire continental U.S. would be without power for months if not years. This would cause mass panic across the country, which would be devastating enough on its own, but the chaos could be a perfect opportunity for a U.S. land invasion.

Nuclear strikes

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Nuclear war is nothing new. Many of us grew up during the Cold War, built fallout shelters, and learned to duck and cover. But times have changed. The Berlin Wall fell and so did the preparedness of the average American to weather a nuclear attack. As technology has advanced, more of our adversaries than ever have U.S. cities within their crosshairs, and as Glenn has pointed out, these adversaries are not exactly shy about that fact. Unfortunately, the possibility of an atomic apocalypse is as real as ever.

Immigration warfare

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The strategy of strangling an opposing nation's economy to gain the upper hand is a wartime tactic as old as time. That's why the Border Crisis is so alarming. What better way to damage an opponent's economy than by overburdening it with millions of undocumented immigrants? As Glenn has covered, these immigrants are not making the trek unaided. There is a wide selection of organizations that facilitate this growing disaster. These organizations are receiving backing from around the globe, such as the WEF, the UN, and U.S. Democrats! Americans are already feeling the effects of the border crisis. Imagine how this tactic could be exploited in war.

Cyber shutdowns

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Cyber attacks will be a major tactic in future wars. We've already experienced relatively minor cyber strikes from Russia, China, and North Korea, and it is a very real possibility that one of our adversaries inflicts a larger attack with devastating consequences on the United States. In fact, the WEF has already predicted a "catastrophic" cyber attack is imminent, and Glenn suggests that it is time to start preparing ourselves. A cyber attack could be every bit as devastating as an EMP, and in a world run by computers, nothing is safe.

Biological assault

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Don't trust the "experts." That was the takeaway many of us had from the pandemic, but something less talked about is the revelation that China has manufactured viruses that are capable of spreading across the globe. We now know that the lab leak hypothesis is true and that the Wuhan lab manufactured the virus that infected the entire world. That was only ONE virus from ONE lab. Imagine what else the enemies of America might be cooking up.

The government is WAGING WAR against these 3 basic needs

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The government has launched a full-on assault against our basic needs, and people are starting to take notice.

As long-time followers of Glenn are probably aware, our right to food, water, and power is under siege. The government no longer cares about our general welfare. Instead, our money lines the pockets of our politicians, funds overseas wars, or goes towards some woke-ESG-climate-Great Reset bullcrap. And when they do care, it's not in a way that benefits the American people.

From cracking down on meat production to blocking affordable power, this is how the government is attacking your basic needs:


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Glenn had Rep. Thomas Massie on his show where he sounded the alarm about the attack on our food. The government has been waging war against our food since the thirties when Congress passed the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. They started by setting strict limits on how many crops a farmer could grow in a season and punishing anyone who grew more—even if it was intended for personal use, not for sale on the market. This sort of autocratic behavior has continued into the modern day and has only gotten more draconian. Today, not only are you forced to buy meat that a USDA-approved facility has processed, but the elites want meat in general off the menu. Cow farts are too dangerous to the environment, so the WEF wants you to eat climate-friendly alternatives—like bugs.


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As Glenn discussed during a recent Glenn TV special, the government has been encroaching on our water for years. It all started when Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, which gave the government the ability to regulate large bodies of water. As the name suggests, the act was primarily intended to keep large waterways clear of pollution, but over time it has allowed the feds to assume more and more control over the country's water supply. Most recently, the Biden administration attempted to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act to include even more water and was only stopped by the Supreme Court.


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Dependable, affordable electricity has been a staple of American life for decades, but that might all be coming to an end. Glenn has discussed recent actions taken by Biden, like orders to halt new oil and gas production and efforts to switch to less efficient sources of power, like wind or solar, the price of electricity is only going to go up. This, alongside his efforts to limit air conditioning and ban gas stoves, it almost seems Biden is attempting to send us back to the Stone Age.