Five more years of Glenn

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: So there I was, a guy that in 1999 was struggling to pay $700 a month in rent and said, you know what, I'm just going to -- I mean, you were there, Stu. I'm just going to do it my way. I'm not going to listen to any focus groups, or I'm not going to listen to anybody else, I'm not going to -- you know, I'm just going to do it my way. And if it fails, it fails. And I was totally fine with failing. And when you let go and you follow your gut and you just do it your way, you could fail, but you learn something from it. And the next time you won't fail as bad. You could succeed. I happen to be a guy who is lucky enough to succeed. It's great. I mean, this should say to everybody, if I can do it, anybody can do it. I'm not kidding you.

STU: That's what's so freeing about being a conservative.

GLENN: I don't know that everyone, onlookers understand it necessarily but, like, the audience doesn't want you to be successful, believes you can do it, believes you don't need a hand from someone else. You just go and you do it as hard as you can. You know it works, but --

It's evidence that the conservative philosophy is right. Don't talk to me about you didn't have a chance. Don't talk to me about your poor childhood. You know my childhood. My mom committed suicide when I was 13 years old. Blotty, blotty, blotty, who hasn't had problems in their life. I'm a guy who barely listened in school. I didn't go to college. Everybody else will say, oh, no! If he just would have -- my father was a baker. My dad -- I bet my dad never made over $25,000 a year in his life. My father never drove a new car until I bought it for him a couple of years ago. He had never purchased a new car, never! My father, he was 75, 78 years old. First time he ever had a new car. He said he would take his cane and he would walk out to the car. He couldn't really drive it anymore. He would sit in the car just to smell the new car smell because he had never had a new car! God bless America, man. How great is that?



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So he never -- he couldn't ever afford it. My folks couldn't afford to send me to college. Quite honestly if this radio thing wouldn't have worked, I wouldn't have been able to send my kids to college. I'm the only person in my family that went to college, and I went to college for about eight weeks. I spent more time in the library trying to figure out where the books were than actually in class. If I can make it, anybody can make it. I think it's -- I think it's fantastic.

STU: Well, that's part of it. I think it's, you know, like it's more than that honestly because when you come the -- we've been talking about this forever and when we, you know, started this program, what, I don't know, 10 years ago almost now, we talked about how you wanted to do it. And this goes back to the -- you know, I believe it goes back to the way conservatives think because you -- we talked about this years ago and now with this stuff coming through, which is all fantastic, we all had our nice little fancy meetings with Glenn the other day.

GLENN: It was one of the greatest days of my life. On Thursday I called every single person in that works for me and I gave them -- I mean, some people, some people, because they were working for another company, part of the decision was, you know what, I'm going to bring everybody under my umbrella. I'm not going to tell anybody -- I'm not going to have anybody tell me their salary should be capped. As my salary grows, I can't tell -- I can't look at other people that work for me and say, well, I'm sorry, but that role only pays X number of dollars. What are you talking about? So I brought everybody -- now everybody works for me. Some people got a 70% raise.

We now have -- I've decided I'm going for -- I'm going for the for the Hillary Clinton plan. My company has a lot of ideas. In fact, I have so many ideas I'd like to do, but my company just can't afford them. And we went out and I've been working on it for quite some time because I said, if we do this deal, I want to build a Google. Now, we wouldn't built it yet, but we're starting to build that.

STU: We've all bought hybrids already.

GLENN: That's right. Everybody's bought a Segway and that's going to change the world. And I said to Chris Balf, my COO, there's a few things I want to do. First thing, nobody's going to pay for health insurance. I'm carrying health insurance, and I don't want some crappy health insurance. I want the best health insurance we can buy and I will pay for it. So everybody gets health insurance, fully covered. Nobody pays anything. And it's the best we can buy.

STU: Look at you, Hillary Clinton, implementing his very own universal healthcare.

GLENN: That's the way it should be!

DAN: I'm for it this time.

GLENN: What was that -- wait a minute. That's the way it should be. Because, Dan, as soon as you start, you know, your job performance is, like, the job performance that somebody at a DMV, you know what happens to your health insurance? It goes away like your salary does.

DAN: Fortunately I can do my job faster than 812 hours.

GLENN: Right. But that's --

STU: You also weren't forced to do it.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: That's the difference between universal healthcare.

GLENN: Right. I'm going to -- I told Chris this weekend, I'm instituting a new policy. For everybody child that is born, works for Mercury, any child that is born, you get a $5,000 savings bond. I'm going to put them in. I'm putting them in.

DAN: I'm converting to Mormonism. We'll just keep pumping babies out.

STU: This is another of Hillary's plan.

GLENN: That's right. I think anything that she does, I think I'm going to do. Anything she does, I can do better. Really? Because you can go do that with the government and you wait until you see your health insurance compared to the health insurance the private sector can afford. And you know what? You know who will be happier? My employees. Because I mean, Stu, I have to tell you I -- Stu came in and he talked to me on Thursday, and I have to be, I don't know -- Stu became me. Stu was a little mess.

STU: How can you break this news?

GLENN: Stu cried.

DAN: Did he really?

STU: Come on.

GLENN: Didn't he tell you that? He cried like a little girl.

DAN: Wow.

GLENN: Like a little girl.

DAN: I mean, I was speechless. You know, I was kind of dumbfounded.

GLENN: He cried. He cried. Now, but he didn't cry because, oh, my gosh, I'm so rich or whatever. He cried because he said, I was there eight years ago, Glenn, when you said, if I ever have a chance to do it again, if I ever can make it, I'm going to run my company this way. And he said, you always have, he said, but now -- do I have the story right, Stu?

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: It was more like this... but now... (crying) I love you so much!

STU: All right.

DAN: Did you time his dead air?

GLENN: Yes, I did. 47 seconds.

STU: Inaccurate!

GLENN: 47 seconds.

DAN: No wonder your meeting took so long.

GLENN: Oh, no, he wept like a little girl.

STU: Well, to be honest, it is important to me because it's like, it's one of these things you said this. You know, we talked about this for a long time. You said this, that you would do these things at some point and, you know, you've always taken good care of us, but it's a -- now I sound like I'm kissing butt but it really is like --

GLENN: I can take the healthcare away, no problem.

GLENN: I believe it's, you know, it's a comment on the philosophy in and of itself. For example, one of the things you haven't talked about is that one of the benefits that we got, that was implemented was that Glenn will match every dollar we donate to charity. So any charity we choose, we donate money and Glenn will match it. And first of all like, you know, that's -- you know, it's backing the talk is how I would put it.

GLENN: But you know what? And I don't know if I gave you this speech, Stu. I kind of -- you were crying so much.

STU: Shut up.

GLENN: I was embarrassed for you. But what I said was -- because I brought everybody in and I explained the benefits to everybody and then, you know, gave them, you know, the good news of their financial situation and said -- I said this: I am a living testimony of "Give 'til it hurts and you will get more back." You don't give to get more back, but as you give, because it's the right thing to do, when you say, "I can either -- you know, I can either buy food or I can honor this commitment because I said that I would give 10% of my salary, I'm going to honor that commitment," you'll get more back. And so not only to encourage you, to show you but also because the more I give, the more I get back, I will match you dollar for dollar. And it's just, prove it to yourself. Take your money and give it away and I will do it, too, because I know it's true. So I'll give. I'll give my money away in your place, wherever you want to give it away.

STU: I'm starting a charity.

GLENN: Oh, Liz is already -- Liz is who is --

STU: The goat farmer?

GLENN: Oh, not kidding you, goat farmer.

STU: She actually was a goat farmer.

GLENN: Goat farmer. So you think she might be a little liberal. She asked me permission, "Can I give it to one of my charities?"

STU: (Laughing.)

GLENN: I said, oh, jeez. Yes, what's your charity? And she said, we buy chickens and we send them to places that don't have chickens and they can't kill the chicken for a year. It has to procreate so they can have more chickens. I said, I cannot believe that I'm actually going to be spending my money buying chickens, but --

DAN: Are you donating to a chicken redistribution project?

GLENN: It's some sort of a chicken redistribution. I'm buying chickens for people who don't have chickens and taking those chickens from people who have too many chickens. Good God in heaven.

STU: A chicken for everyone that you can't put in a pot.

GLENN: That's right. All right. But I mean, isn't it just like a liberal, you know, thinking to buy chickens for people and then they can't kill them or eat them.

STU: Well, at least they're --

GLENN: Oh, I know.

STU: The multiplication of chickens is, of course, crucial. 

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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 OutKick.com, 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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