Glenn Beck - Gore to 12 year olds: 'you know things older people don't know'

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GLENN: So how do they really do this? How did we even get here? How did we get to a point where socialism is okay? Where Marxism -- I had a guy sitting at my church. Now, my church isn't exactly like a lot of other churches. My church, as far as I understand it, has always been a faith that believes in the power of the individual. I came here and you came here for a reason and that is choice. We have choices to make and only by our choices can we define ourselves and our future eternally. When somebody else is making choices for you, well, that doesn't seem right. It seems to me a third of the angels were thrown out of the war in heaven, third of the angels lost it because somebody said, "I'm gonna make the choices for them and then they'll return to you, God, in all their glory. They'll just be able to give me the glory." Wasn't that the original fight? The original fight was -- and it was on the other side: "I'll take care of them. I'll make sure they all return safely." I'm sorry to get all biblical on you, but I happen to believe in it. And any time somebody is trying to tell me that they'll run my life, no thank you. For my own growth, for me to be the person I need to be, I need to make mistakes.

We're developing a system where there's two laws. There's the law for the government and the people who are too important and then there's a law for us. Two laws. Where have I heard that before? Oh, I remember. The people who used to run the former Soviet Union used to have their own lanes on the highway because they were important. They used to have their own stores that if you were a member of the party and you were important, you could go to a store where you could buy goods from foreign countries which the rest of Russia couldn't do. But see, they were too important. They needed those powers. You didn't, the average person, we couldn't allow everybody to do that. That's crazy. But these people, they're important. You don't understand what they have to do. Oh, the responsibility of the mother land is on their shoulders. Does any of this sound familiar? Why is this not being talked about in the average home? Why is this not being talked about in the streets? Why aren't more people standing up going, "Wait a minute! We are going down a road that is completely the opposite direction of our founding documents." I'll tell you why. Because no one in school is teaching this anymore. God bless you homeschoolers, man. God bless you homeschoolers. No one is being taught the words of our founding fathers. They are being taught that, you know this capitalism thing, that doesn't really work. I mean, it gets all greedy. I mean, Marxism isn't that bad. Marxism isn't that bad? Socialism isn't that bad? How did we lose our way? We lost it when we lost the schools. You lose the minds of the kids, and this is what has been happening for a very long time. Ah, who designed that? When did that happen? At the progressive movement that Hillary Clinton likes to tout, that very American early 20th century movement by the progressives, that's when it happened. That's when we lost this country. That's when all of education changed.

Now we have audio given to us by Andy. Andy Glenn is -- can we put Andy on? Andy?

ANDY: Yes, Glenn?

GLENN: You're from Ohio, if I'm not mistaken?

ANDY: Correct, Toledo Ohio actually, just outside Toledo.

GLENN: You called me right before the inauguration and you said your daughter, she was 12?

ANDY: Correct.

GLENN: She was going down to the inauguration and she had been invited to a speech given by Al Gore.

ANDY: Right.

GLENN: And it was on global warming.

ANDY: Well, it didn't give the topic, but you assumed it.

GLENN: What else is he going to talk about.

ANDY: Right.

GLENN: Okay. So given a speech by Al Gore. How many people attended this speech? How many kids?

ANDY: Altogether there were about 3,000 down there in Washington.

GLENN: About 3,000 kids. How did your daughter get invited?

ANDY: She was -- in fourth grade she was nominated by her teacher at that time to attend the Nat Youth Scholars program where the kids go to a university for a week in the summer and study sciences and then by being part of that program, she was able, she got an invitation to come back and attend the inauguration.

GLENN: Okay. So she's 12 years old.

ANDY: Correct.

GLENN: She's in the fourth grade. She's one of the best and the brightest in the school and so they invited all these kids to Washington to listen to Al Gore. America, you're going to hear some audio here. I'm going to take a break and you're going to hear some audio. Andy, when you heard this audio, what went through your mind?

ANDY: Glenn, I played it as soon as we got in the car and started after we picked her up, I was playing it on the way back to Toledo from Washington and I was furious when I was listening to that.

GLENN: Have you done anything about it besides call me?

ANDY: We've filed a formal complaint, not so much with the speech but with the whole experience that she had down in Washington with the organization. Definitely I've talked to her. We went through the speech. I talked to her beforehand. So at least she understands.

GLENN: But again I would imagine it was me. You feel pretty powerless. "Well, I did what I could. I filed a complaint and then what else do I do."

ANDY: Right. What else do I have to do? Call Al Gore?

GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right. The machine is rolling. America, we're going to take a break and then we're going to come back and I'm going to play this. I want to point out that this has been done exactly this way before in history. Wait until you hear what Al Gore is teaching the best and the brightest, what he's asking children to do coming up in just a second.

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GLENN: 888-727-BECK, 888-727-BECK is the phone number. All right. Andy is on the phone with us and Andy, you got this tape. I asked your daughter to go when she was going to this Al Gore speech, invited because she's 12 and really super smart, 3,000 kids. You gave her a tape and you said tape it?

ANDY: Correct. Because I knew, I just had the feeling that I would want to know what was being said.

GLENN: Okay. Here is the setup of -- I mean, you'll get a sense. We'll roll about a minute and a half of this. You are going to get a feeling of, "Oh, my gosh, look where he's going." Listen to the words of Al Gore.

GORE: But I'm thinking back now a long way to when I was your age and the civil rights movement --

GLENN: 12, by the way.

GORE: -- was unfolding. And we kids asked our parents and their generation, "Explain to me again why it's okay for the law to officially discriminate against people because of their skin color." And parents try to tell their kids the right thing, you know, usually. I do. And when our parents' generation couldn't answer that question, that's when the law started to change. There are --

GLENN: Okay, stop for a second. Stop for a second. You hear where he's going? "You know, my parents, they didn't know, either. They didn't know. They couldn't answer that question." Okay. Well, my parents could have answered that question and I think they did answer that question. I mean, I grew up in the Seattle area and we didn't have the race riots and everything else. I don't remember any of that stuff, but I do remember having conversations later in life when I was a little older and talking about it and my parents going there's no difference, there's no difference between us. So my parents answered that question. I think a lot of parents did. But apparently Al Gore's, apparently Al Gore was raised by racists because that's the only -- that's what I'm hearing here. But he's not really building to race, is he? That is, are we still having the race debate? Are our parents still saying that blacks are different than whites? Is that what he's building towards?

GORE: There are some things about our world that you know that older people don't know.

GLENN: Stop. "There are some things that..." you're 12! "There are some things that you know that older people don't know." That is -- and I'm just getting started. That is one of the most incredible things I have ever heard. "There are some things that you know that older people don't know." He is pitting the youth of this nation against their parents. We have a former vice president of the United States, a man who claims to have been President of the United States saying to the best and the brightest 12-year-olds that "You know better than your parents," that "You don't have to listen to your parents on things because they just don't know."

I'm trying to think where else this has been done. Soviet Russia, Nazi, Germany, Mussolini's Italy. In fact, the Nazis took an extra step. Not only did they indoctrinate the kids and tell them you're probably right, you know but your parents don't; in fact, here's the next step: Why don't you tell us what your parents are telling you. Are we having the new Hitler youth? Is that what this is? The new Hitler youth? I'm sorry, that's so politically incorrect. The new green guard. Man your station, 12-year-olds, your parents just don't know.

Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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Ryan: Trump Louisiana Finale

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Part One. Part Two. Part Three.

At the end of Trump rallies, I would throw on my Carhartt jacket, sneak out of the press area, then blend in with everyone as they left, filing out through swinging doors.

Often, someone held the door open for me. Just 30 minutes earlier, the same person had most likely had most likely hissed at me for being a journalist. And now they were Sunday smiles and "Oh, yes, thank you, sir" like some redneck concierge.

People flooded out of the arena with the stupidity of a fire drill mishap, desperate to survive.

The air smacked you as soon as you crossed the threshold, back into Louisiana. And the lawn was a wasteland of camping chairs and coolers and shopping bags and to-go containers and soda cans and articles of clothing and even a few tents.

In Monroe, in the dark, the Trump supporters bobbled over mounds of waste like elephants trying to tiptoe. And the trash was as neutral to them as concrete or grass. They plodded over it because it, an object, had somehow gotten in their way.

It did not matter that they were responsible for this wreckage.Out in the sharp-edged moonlight, rally-goers hooted and yapped and boogied and danced, and the bbq food truck was all smoke and paper plates.

They were even more pumped than they had been before the rally, like 6,000 eight year olds who'd been chugging Mountain Dew for hours. Which made Donald Trump the father, the trooper, God of the Underworld, Mr. Elite, Sheriff on high horse, the AR-15 sticker of the family.

Ritualistic mayhem, all at once. And, there in Louisiana, Trump's supporters had gotten a taste of it. They were all so happy. It bordered on rage.

Still, I could not imagine their view of America. Worse, after a day of strange hostilities, I did not care.

My highest priority, my job as a reporter, was to care. To understand them and the world that they inhabit. But I did not give a damn and I never wanted to come back.

Worst of all, I would be back. In less than a week.

Was this how dogs felt on the 4th of July? Hunched in a corner while everyone else gets drunk and launches wailing light into the sky? configurations of blue and red and white.

It was 10:00 p.m. and we'd been traveling since 11:00 a.m., and we still had 5 hours to go and all I wanted was a home, my home, any home, just not here, in the cold sweat of this nowhere. Grey-mangled sky. No evidence of planes or satellites or any proof of modern-day. Just century-old bridges that trains shuffled over one clack at a time.

And casinos, all spangles and neon like the 1960s in Las Vegas. Kitchy and dumb, too tacky for lighthearted gambling. And only in the nicer cities, like Shreveport, which is not nice at all.

And swamp. Black water that rarely shimmered. Inhabited by gadflies and leeches and not one single fish that was pretty.

Full of alligators, and other killing types. The storks gnawing on frogs, the vultures never hungry. The coyotes with nobody to stop them and so much land to themselves. The roaches in the wild, like tiny wildebeests.

Then, the occasional deer carcass on the side of the road, eyes splayed as if distracted, tongue out, relaxed but empty. The diseased willows like skeletons in hairnets. The owls that never quit staring. A million facets of wilderness that would outlive us all.

Because Nature has poise. It thrives and is original.

Because silence is impossible. Even in an anechoic chamber, perfectly soundproofed, you can hear your own heartbeat, steady as a drum. A never-ending war.

I put "Headache" by Grouper on repeat as we glided west. We were deadlocked to asphalt, rubber over tarface.

And I thought about lines from a Rita Dove poem titled "I have been a stranger in a strange land"

He was off cataloging the universe, probably,
pretending he could organize
what was clearly someone else's chaos.

Wasn't that exactly what I was doing? Looking for an impossible answer, examining every single accident, eager for meaning? telling myself, "If it happens and matters the next year, in America, I want to be there, or to know what it means. I owe it to whoever cares to listen."

Humans are collectors and I had gone overboard.

Because maybe this wasn't even my home. These landmarks, what did they mean? Was I obvious here? When I smiled, did I trick them into believing that I felt some vague sense of approval? Or did my expressions betray me?

Out in all that garbage-streaked emptiness — despite the occasional burst of passing halogen — I couldn't tell if everything we encountered was haunted or just old, derelict, broken, useless. One never-ending landfill.

Around those parts, they'd made everything into junk. Homes. Roads. Glass. Nature. Life itself, they made into junk.

I cringed as we passed yet another deer carcass mounded on the side of the road.

As written in Job 35:11,

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?

Nobody. Look at nature and you feel something powerful. Look at an animal, in all of its untamable majesty, and you capture a deep love, all swept up in the power of creation. But, here, all I saw were poor creatures who people had slammed into and kept driving. Driving to where? For what reason? What exactly was so important that they left a trail of dead animals behind them?

So I crossed myself dolorously and said an "Our Father" and recited a stanza from Charles Bukowski's "The Laughing Heart"

you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Out here, nothing but darkness. Needing some light, by God. Give me something better than a Moon that hides like an underfed coward.

Jade told me about some of the more traumatic things she'd seen while working at the State Fair.

"Bro, they pull roaches out of the iced lemonade jugs and act like nothing happened."

"All right but what about the corn dogs?"

"You do not want to know, little bro."

She looked around in the quiet. "Back in the day, the Louisiana Congress refused to raise the drinking age from 18 to 21," she said. "They didn't want to lose all that drunk gambler money. So the federal government cut off funding to highways."

We glided through moon-pale landscape for an hour before I realized what she had meant. That there weren't any light poles or billboards along the road. Nothing to guide us or distract us. Just us, alone. And it felt like outer space had collapsed, swallowed us like jellybeans.

Like two teenagers playing a prank on the universe.

In the cozy Subaru Crosstrek, in the old wild night, brimming with the uncertainty of life and the nonchalance of failure, we paraded ourselves back to Dallas. Alive in the river silence that follows us everywhere.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Next, the Iowa caucuses. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com