Glenn Beck: Untimely Demise




Glenn: Brian Sack ‑‑ and he's going to listen to this ‑‑ is a brilliant, brilliant writer. He is really very, very funny and he wrote a book called in the event of my inn untimely demise, 20 things my son needs to know, and I open up this book. I got this ‑‑ when did I get this? Over the summer, Brian?

Sack: You got the galley copy, the floppy one.

Glenn: I went back and reread it last night, but I opened it up and in the introduction ‑‑ now, this is a comedy book. This is a really very funny, very smart comedy book. In the introduction the first line is this: When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, this is when I went, well, that's an interesting way to start the book.

Sack: It is.

Glenn: She was, as I reminded myself every day, as old as I am now. That's not the say that she was really old at all. More like advanced young, perhaps premiddle age. She was still youthful, spirited, energetic and certainly should have had ample time here on earth to raise her sons. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. You go on and you talk about your mother and how your ‑‑ what your mother did for you, which was?

Sack: She left me a note. She left me a long letter with some instructions and things I should do, just in case she were to die. She wrote that in '79 and she died in '83 and that's when I got the letter. My father handed it to me.

Glenn: How old were you?

Sack: I was, 13, 14 at the time.

Glenn: Gosh, I didn't know that, Brian. We lost our moms at the same age.

Sack: We are very similar, except you're successful.

Glenn: I just milk I had it for all it was worth. I think this is a sign you're going to be successful because obviously you're doing the same thing.

Sack: It was more of an inspiration to me. When my wife got pregnant, I had this idea that I wanted to do something for my child and ‑‑ along the lines of what my mother did for me just? Case.

Glenn: Well, did your mother's letter start like this: Dear son, nondairy creamer is flammable and your marriage will suffer if you go skinny dipping with cheerleaders?

Sack: No. It was a little different.

Glenn: Yeah.

Sack: Hers was more motherly, sincere, more, you know, don't take risks with alcohol and drugs and cars and meet a nice girl and marry her, you know, be good.

Glenn Beck interviews author Brian Sack

Glenn: But you have honestly, Brian, for today's world, I think you have fantastic advice. One of my favorite chapters, because it is so true, is Great Is Good.

Sack: Right. I learned that in college. College made me an extremist of sorts and I learned over the years that actually, you know, planting a flag on one, you know, extreme side is never beneficial to anybody.

Glenn: Yeah. That's not really the ‑‑ I mean, sure, that's the way you can spin the lesson. Talk about your extremism in college.

Sack: I became, like, a militant vegan. You know, I wasn't eating ‑‑ stopped eating meat because Morrissy from the Smiths same a song about not eating meat, Meat is Murder.

Glenn: No. Did you read your own book?

Sack: I did.

Glenn: You took the lyrics and you wrote the lyrics down and you posted them on your door in college.

Sack: Exactly. You're right. So let everybody know my new position, that meat was murder and ‑‑

Glenn: Right. You must have been really popular.

Sack: You know, I became very annoying because, you know, when people get preachy, you know, it's kinds of like when somebody stops smoking, suddenly they're knocking you about smoking or whenever somebody gives up something, they take the high ground all the sudden and it makes them a better person than you

They start lecturing you. And I was the guy, you know where that hot dog came from, right? You know where that veal came from? And I became annoying and gradually alone.

Glenn: And did you actually wear the canvas belt and shoes and ‑‑

Sack: That's what happened. When you take an extreme position, you find yourself on a very slippery slope people say, that's great, but you're wearing leather shoes. Oh, darn. So, I would go back to my closet and throwaway my leather shoes and come back with canvas ones and they didn't hold up in the weather and they would come back and say, your shoes are not leather anymore but your belt is and I gradually reduced all my wardrobe to cotton and things that didn't die. And the shampoo bottles for anything that might have animal product in it and I joined PETA, people for the ethical treatment of animals, and, you know, started hanging up posters of animal experimentation all‑around the campus and I was very actively annoying.

Glenn: Did you have any friends at all?

Sack: I had friends, but we just didn't talk about vegetarian politics.

Glenn: Right. But you had to have hung out with liberal people because you also were a member of the ACLU

Sack: No. I definitely was. I went to film school. My teachers were all showing me ‑‑ the biggest problem with film school was they were teaching us that Hollywood was bad and we should be making art films that make no money.

Glenn: So, how exactly did that work for you?

Sack: You have a bunch of 18 years old setting in a classroom and the teacher telling you, I made a film about Eskimos and that's the kind of film we should be making, not these Hollywood block busters that are actually profitable and you get indoctrinated and those with weaker minds, myself included, we fell for it. So, for many years I was kind of lefty.

Glenn: And you have the success record to prove it.

Sack: Yeah.

Glenn: Yeah. You're not in Hollywood making any of those ‑‑

Sack: I listen to do my teachers. I accepted their wisdom.

Glenn: Right. So, your advice to your son in this one is don't become an extremist. I really doesn't work out real well.

Sack: Right. In that particular chapter. Yes. It's like don't be ridiculous, basically and they're going to keep plowing the moral high ground, realize you're going to have to hold on to it. We see that all the time. You're going to get caught. So, you take see that all the time.

Glenn: And you also teach your son here in the ‑‑ are you going to give this book to him?

Sack: He can buy it.

Glenn: Good.

Sack: How many freebies does this kid need?

(Insider audio contains the full interview)

In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

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Imagine sometime next year, getting called before HUWAC – the House Un-Woke Activities Committee.

"Are you or have you ever been a member of the un-woke?"

Something like that is not as far-fetched as you might think.

Last week, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton administration, now a UC Berkeley professor, tweeted this:

Since the 1970s, there have been dozens of "Truth Commissions" around the world like the kind Robert Reich wants in America. Most of these have been set up in Africa and Latin America. Usually it happens in countries after a civil war, or where there's been a regime change – a dictator is finally overthrown, and a commission is set up to address atrocities that happened under the dictator. Or, as in the commissions in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, atrocities under communism. Or, in the most famous example, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation commission addressed the decades of apartheid that ravaged that nation.

These commissions usually conclude with an official final report. These commissions and reports have served as a means of governments trying to close a dark chapter of their country's history, or provide emotional catharsis, as a way to generally move on. Sometimes it kind of works for people, most of the time it leaves people clamoring for more justice.

Here's how one professor described truth commissions in an article in The Conversation last year. He wrote:

The goal of a truth commission… is to hold public hearings to establish the scale and impact of a past injustice, typically involving wide-scale human rights abuses, and make it part of the permanent, unassailable public record. Truth commissions also officially recognize victims and perpetrators in an effort to move beyond the painful past… Some have been used cynically as tools for governments to legitimize themselves by pretending they have dealt with painful history when they have only kicked the can down the road.

See, this is the problem with a lot of "Truth" commissions – they are inherently political. Even if you trust your government and give them all the benefit of the doubt in the world that their Truth commission is trying to do the right thing, it is ALWAYS going to be political. Because these truth commissions are never set up by those who have LOST power in government. They're always established by those who have WON power.

The Deputy Executive Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice says one of the main points in these Truth commissions is that "the victims become protagonists."

A Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility.

So, who are the victims in Robert Reich's America? People like him, members of the far-Left who had to endure the atrocities of four years of a president with different political ideas. What an injustice. I mean, the left's suffering during the Trump administration is almost on the level of apartheid or genocide – so we totally need a Truth commission.

There have been lots of calls for the U.S. to have its own Truth and Reconciliation commission, especially around racial injustice.

This past June, Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California introduced legislation to establish the " United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation."

Ibram X. Kendi – the high priest of anti-racism, and author of Target's current favorite book " Antiracist Baby" – proposes a Constitutional anti-racism amendment. This amendment would:

establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees. The DOA would be responsible for pre-clearing all local, state and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

If you think that is far-fetched, you haven't been paying attention to the Left's growing radicalism. In a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration, a Department of Anti-racism is entirely within the realm of possibility. And of course, such a DOA would never stop at policing government.

We're in a dangerous, precarious moment in our history. Given the events of 2020, should Democrats gain the White House, the Senate, and the House, how many commissions will be in our future? They will suddenly have plenty of political capital to drag the nation through years of commission hearings.

And the Left's form of justice is never satisfied. You think it will stop at a T&R commission on race? MSNBC's Chris Hayes tweeted this month about the need for a commission to deal with Americans who are skeptical about wearing masks:

Or what about a Truth commission on religion? I mean, look at those reckless churches spreading Covid this year. Or this would be a big one – a T&R commission on climate change deniers.

The Left is highly selective when it comes to truth. That's why they are the very last group you want in charge of anything with "Truth and Reconciliation" in the title.

This is one of the most incredibly frustrating things about the Left in America today. The Left insists there is no such thing as absolute truth, while simultaneously insisting there are certain approved truths that are undeniable.

So, you can't question "Science" – even though that's pretty much what every great scientist in history did.

You can't question racism as the explanation for all of existence – because, well, just because.

You can't question third-party "Fact-checkers" – because the powers that be, mainly Big Tech right now, have decided they are the Truth referees and you have to trust what they say because they're using certified external fact-checkers. They just forgot to tell you that they actually fund these third-party fact-checkers. It's like if McDonald's told you to trust third-party health inspectors that they were paying for.

The Left thinks it has a monopoly on Truth. They're the enlightened ones, because they've had the correct instruction, they're privy to the actual facts. It's psychotic arrogance. If you don't buy what they're selling, even if you're just skeptical of it, it's because you either don't have the facts, you willingly deny the facts, or you're simply incapable of grasping the truth because you're blinded by your raging racism problem. It's most likely the racism problem.

The Left never learns from its own preaching. For the past 60-plus years they've decried the House Un-American Activities Committee for trying to root out communists, getting people canceled, ruining Hollywood careers, etcetera. But a HUAC-type committee is precisely what Robert Reich is describing and many on the Left want. It's not enough for Trump to be voted out of office. Americans who helped put him there must be punished. They don't want reconciliation, they want retribution. Because the Left doesn't simply loathe Donald Trump, the Left loathes YOU.

President Donald Trump's performance at last night's final presidential debate was "brilliant" and "the best he's ever done," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Friday.

Glenn described the moments he thought President Trump came across as "sincere," "kind," and "well-informed," as well as Joe Biden's biggest downfalls for of the night — from his big statement on wanting to eliminate the oil industry to his unsurprising gaffes as the debate neared the end. But, the question remains: was Trump's "brilliant performance" enough to win the election?

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