Childbearing is Selfish?



GLENN: Ten years ago she was pregnant. In the last ten years she hasn't had a chance to cradle her own baby. She hasn't had a chance to have a pair of innocent eyes gazing up at her with unconditional love, to feel that little hand slipping into hers, a little voice calling saying, "Mommy, Mommy." The very thought of it Toni now says makes her shudder with horror because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief that she was helping save the planet.

This is one of the more incredible stories you will ever hear. She was sterilized at the age of 27 to reduce her carbon footprint. I don't know, Toni. You're still breathing. You breathe good oxygen in, you breathe good oxygen out. You know what I'm saying? The bad oxygen, you're leaving a pretty big carbon footprint. You're still eating. Maybe you should go to a doctor, see if they can euthanize you. She was so determined that the terrible mistake of pregnancy should never happen again that she begged the doctor who performed the abortion to sterilize her at the same time. He refused. She works for an environmental charity and she "Relentlessly hunted down a doctor who would perform sterilization. Finally eight years ago Toni got her way. At the age of 27, this young woman, at the height of her reproductive years, was sterilized to protect the planet. Instead of mourning the loss of the baby she killed in the womb, Toni relishes her decision." She says, "Having children is selfish. It's all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet." I don't think I've ever -- having children is selfish? Toni, Toni, Toni, hmmm. This clearly, from the lips of a person who has never had children. Having children is quite possibly the most selfless thing you could ever do. Believe me, you don't have time for yourself when you have children. You can't be selfish. They're always pooping and sneezing and cryin'. There's no time for you!

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She says, "Every person who is born uses more food, more water, more land, more fossil fuels, more trees, produces more garbage, more pollution, more greenhouse gases, adds to the problem of overpopulation." Ahhhh! She says, "While most parents view their children as the ultimate miracle of nature," she says, "They're a sinister threat to the future." Yeah, yeah.

She said, "When I started school, I got a job at retail and at 19 I met my first husband. No sooner had we finished our wedding cake than all of our relatives started to ask when we could expect a new addition to the family. I always told them it would never happen, but nobody listened. When I was a child I loved bird watching." Probably bought that damn bird book! "In my teens bird watching developed into a passion for the environment, as well as welfare for animals. I became a vegetarian when I was 15." A vegetarian? I scoff at vegetarians but let the vegans. "Even my parents used to smile. Well, you'll change one day. The only person who understood how I felt was my husband, who didn't want children, either." Of course not! He's a guy. He just wants sex without any consequence.

"We both passionately wanted to save the planet." No, he didn't. He just wanted to have sex with you. "Not to produce any new life that would only add to the problem. " Boy, that is the best thing. Stu, is that the best scam going?

STU: That's brilliant.

GLENN: Really is. Why didn't I think of that? Do you know how many babes you could bed when you were in college if you just would have said, "I care about the planet so much."

STU: Why do you think 50% of -- you know, you could basically cut the membership of all environmental organizations by 50% because there's always half of them that are guys that are just trying to hook up with the chicks.

GLENN: That's all there is. But you know what, environmental chicks ain't that hot.

STU: No, unless you like, you know, the underarm, you know.

GLENN: Whoa, whoa, whoa.

STU: I mean, some people like that, you know?

GLENN: That's nature. Let me tell you something. I don't use any of that awful deodorant, putting all of those chemicals all on the air and in your body. I like my woman to smell like... sweat, ooh.

STU: Just rub the fern underneath your arm. That's the way to do it.

GLENN: So she says, "Instead of mapping out plans for a family, Toni and her husband began discussing medical options to ensure they would never reproduce." Toni said, "When I was 21, I considered sterilization for the first time. I've been on the Pill for five years, didn't want to take a hormone-based contraceptive indefinitely. Then I went to my GP. He wouldn't even consider the idea. She said I was far too young and she told me I could absolutely not be sterilized, that I was bound to change my mind one day. I found her attitude frustrating." I know, don't you hate it when other people say that they know more than you do? Don't you hate that, Toni? I hate that when somebod highfalutin that says, oh, I'm better educated than you and I should decide for you. Yeah, yeah, I bet you hate that.

"We decided my husband would have a vasectomy instead. He was 25, a few years older than me. The GP allowed him to go ahead. I found it insulting that she thought because I was a woman, I'd reach a point where the urge to breed would overcome all rational thought." What, are you a rabbit? "When Toni was 23, her marriage ended. We married very young and we grew apart because he was about 30 and I was starting to get old and skanky and smelly, right? Tony's husband? When I'm right, I'm right, right? "Toni found herself youngish, single with a new life in London working for an environmental charity." Ooh, what a prize she sounds like so far. "While other women dream of marriage and babies, Toni was convinced it was her duty not to have a child. She claimed she was far from alone. Though my job, I had made many friends like me were more interested in campaigning, trying to change society and save the planet rather than having families of their own. Stu, do you have any rope?

STU: I think I can get some.

GLENN: Really? Something heavy? I've gained some weight while I'm on the road. I've got to find a chair. I've got to find a beam. I'm looking up at the ceiling and I just see all this tile up here, that acoustic tile. Those little things don't support. I've got to lift up some of the acoustic tile, see if I can find a big beam up in the ceiling. I need some rope.

STU: Might ought to think of cabling. I mean, no offense.

GLENN: Laugh, Dan. Laugh all you want. As I'm swinging, cabling some place, you won't be laughing then. I can't take it.

She said --

STU: Remember, Glenn, killing your -- you know, hanging from the rafters there would be good for the environment. That's the one thing you need to think about.

GLENN: "We used to say that if we ever wanted children we would adopt because there are so many children in need of a loving family." Uh-huh. Not as much children really as families, which is weird because so many people are having abortions, you know? Wish there were more children. "At least then we would be doing something positive for our world rather than something negative like breeding. Toni was happy at last with fellow environmentalists who shared her philosophy but then at 25 -- "I'm quoting the daily mail. "Then at 25 disaster struck. I discovered that despite taking the Pill I had accidentally fallen pregnant by my boyfriend." Sucks to be you. Probably shouldn't have had sex. You know what I'm saying? Besides, you know, you might get a rash on your butt from your hemp sheets.

"I went to my doctor and asked him about a termination," otherwise known as abortion, "But I told him I had accidentally fallen pregnant." I can't say somebody is, you know, stricken with a disability because that's politically incorrect. But fallen pregnant. Fallen. And accidentally.

Stu, do you remember those commercials: "Excuse me, you put your chocolate in my peanut butter."

STU: Yes.

GLENN: That's accidentally making a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. You don't accidentally make a baby. "Excuse me, you've got your man part in my lady part. You've got my lady part on your man part. Hmmm, this is delicious." You don't accidentally make a baby.

STU: Not that I know of. Well, I mean, certainly people, I guess there are, I'm going to call them mistakes at times.

GLENN: Tell me exactly how you accidentally. Have you ever, have you ever accidentally fallen into a copulation position?

STU: Well, I don't think the copulation would be the mistake but I think that there certainly are lack of a birth control function, maybe something not working.

GLENN: I got news for you. I got news for ya. You know, you're doing something like this where it is nature. For instance, you're in a car and you're driving really fast. You're a race car driver. You're driving really fast. It's not going against nature to not get into a car crash, okay? This whole act was made to create a baby. The accident is to not have a baby. The miracle, in a way, is to not have a baby because somehow or another man has stopped nature from happening. You know what I mean?


Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

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Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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