Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - 'A' for effort


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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.

GLENN: All righty then. Wow, this country is going to be so fair very soon. Are you dumb enough to fall for that? Friendly and balanced sounding title, fairness, fairness. When you actually look into the policies to see what anybody is actually doing, it's anything but fair. For example, the Fairness Doctrine. Without knowing what it is, you'd be for it: "Well, yes, I'm for a doctrine of fairness." Who doesn't want fairness? But when you read about it for, like, 15 seconds, you see it's a socialist attempt to shut down opposing voices so you don't fall for it. But guess who is falling for fairness? College students. Recent study by the researchers at University of California-Irvine found that a third of the students surveyed said they expect Bs just for attending lectures, and 40% say they deserve a B just for completing the required reading. Wow. Everybody showed up and participated. I mean, wow. I mean, why punish them with that evil competition thing? Quote: I've noticed an increased sense of entitlement in my students and wanted to discover what was causing it," says Ellen Greenberger, leading author of the study Self-Entitled College Students: Contributions of Personality, Parenting, and Motivational Factors it was in the journal of youth and adolescence. "I want to find out what's causing this?" Gee, I don't know, where could our nation's students be getting a sense of entitlement from? I can't think of a single person that's promising the moon and the stars and stopping the oceans from rising and "You deserve it and you've worked hard and you've played by the rules. Here, have this." Jason Greenwood, a senior in the University of Maryland, echoed that view. He said, "I think putting in a lot of effort should merit a high grade. I mean, what else is there really than effort that you put in?" I don't know. I always thought there was something called a result. Jeez. We would all be working with light bulbs that don't work. I mean, do you know? I mean, he worked really hard on the light bulb. He got it wrong 5,000 times. "I've done it 2500 times. Can't you just buy my light bulbs?" Who cares how much time you spend on building a bridge if it collapses, you nincompoop! "Hey, we worked two years on that thing." Yeah, now it's in the water. Maybe you should have spend a little more time. "You're not going to pay me? I did all my work." If you put in an effort and you get a C -- I'm quoting from the article -- what is the point? If one goes to class and reads every chapter in the book and then does everything the teacher asked and more, then they should be getting an A for their effort. No, A for effort was something that stupid people used to tell each other to make them feel good. "Who got an A for effort? You did. You got an F for full facts but an A for effort." That's right, that's the way I fell it, too, "Affeit." Here's the point: In America we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are not guaranteed equal success. What would be the point of school at all if everybody just got A's for showing up? Why not just show up and then, you know, be on the computer all day? Why even bother with the school? Let's just give everybody a C because they didn't show up. You know what? Why don't we just give everybody the same house, the same job, the same everything. After all, everyone's trying. It's a community. It's a collective. It's the board. Sarah Kin, she's a junior English major at the University of Vermont, she agreed: I feel that if I do all the readings and attend class regularly, I should be able to achieve a grade of at least a B. Wow. Isn't it a shock that Obama dominated the college vote? It's really -- a B just for showing up. Wouldn't it be great if we just, if we all just showed up to work and then went to all of the meetings and we've got to keep our job even if we're not really doing them? I mean, after all, excuse me, I showed up on time. We're doomed if we don't turn this around in our kids.

VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon on the Glenn Beck program.

GLENN: All righty then. Let's go to Greg in Philadelphia. Hello, Greg, you're on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hey, Glenn.

GLENN: Hey.

CALLER: Listen, you know, I wanted to say I have a friend that he's trying to -- before he gets, you know, real deep into it, he lost his job, he has, you know, enough money in reserve. He did everything right, you know, where he saved his money and everything for hard times. And since he's lost his job, he's been paying his mortgage, but he's realizing, you know, there's nothing out there to get and he can't -- he's looking at as "I'm not going to be able to pay my mortgage anymore." So he called his mortgage company, and I'm kind of being vague on the facts.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: They explained to him about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have some program, I'm not sure what it is. But they said instead of being proactive about it, what you're best off doing is wait until you're late on your payments for about three, four months and then they will be able to step in and help you.

GLENN: Yep.

CALLER: It's like, I don't understand that.

GLENN: It's insanity.

CALLER: I'm a young guy, I'm 26 years old and I just -- you know, I bought a house and I pay my mortgage and I'm like, you know, if somebody's going to be doing everything right and, you know, they're looking at a situation where they're like, "Look, my reserves are running out; is there anything we can do before it gets to a point" I mean, but Obama is saying --

GLENN: No, they won't do it. I have several friends, I have several friends who one a year ago, a year ago called said and my whole business is starting to shake apart here; can I refinance, can we work on this? Is there anything that we can do? Nope, nope, nope. Finally this October said, "I am in real trouble. I am upside down. I can't do it. How do I do this? I can't sell my house, been trying to, can't sell it, yada, yada, yada, what can I do? Is there anyone?" "Nope, what you need to do is you need to start foreclosure proceedings first. So just start defaulting on your mortgage." He's like, "But I have a good credit score. I'm trying to work. Please work with me here. You know you're not going to sell the house." In the last month he's been talking to them: "You're not going to sell the house. Now you're going to be upside down and I'm going to be upside down. How about we work on something and get through this?" "Nope." It's nuts. In his case I believe it's because he put 50% down. He's a guy who did the right thing. He put 50% down. So he owns half of the house. So they don't care about him. They can get the whole house back and even if they sell it for 50%, it's still an asset. So they're just screwing him because they're not upside down in the house. It doesn't make any sense. There's no reason here. There is no reason. And you know why? Because they are going to try to solve this again with big programs and universal everything and the federal government. Well, you lose connection with reality. "Well, we need more oversight." No, you don't. You know what you need? You need a banker that you know, that sits right across the desk from you. You need a hometown bank. You need somebody that knows you, knows the community, knows what's going on, isn't beholden to all of these people all around the world. They are just doing the right thing and they can say, "John, I understand your problem. Yes, I know you're a good guy; we'll work on that." We need to start working locally again, not univer sally.

VOICE: And now another moment you probably missed.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: And we're also going to work to stabilize, repair and reform our financial system to get less money for schools and police and fire departments. Those are the values we have to restore now at this defining moment.

VOICE: That was another moment you probably missed on the Glenn Beck program.

Shortly after appearing on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" last Thursday, Los Angeles-based emergency medicine specialist Dr. Simone Gold got a call saying she was fired for speaking out about the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in a now-banned viral video.

Dr. Gold returned to the radio program Monday to detail exactly what happened, the reason the hospitals gave for her firing, and how they threatened to fire her colleagues as well if she "didn't go quietly."

"Most emergency physicians work at more than one [hospital], as I do, and I've actually been fired from both," she told Glenn. "They told me that I appeared in an embarrassing video, and therefore, I would no longer be welcome to work there ... then they said, if I didn't go quietly and I made a fuss, they would have all the doctors in the group, you know, they'd have to go and they'll get a whole new doctor group."

Dr. Gold said she does not regret speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during the controversial "White Coat Summit" news conference held in Washington, D.C., last week. A video of the news conference quickly went viral on social media before being removed by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others for allegedly making false claims related to COVID-19.

"Bring it on," she said. "I want to continue to live in America. I want my children to continue to live in America. I don't want them to grow up in a place like China. When you get to a point where, not only can I not speak as a scientist, as a doctor, for what I know to be absolutely true, but you then want to cancel me and my colleagues, this is not okay. I would much rather fight than not fight ... and I want everybody to know that there are literally millions and millions of Americans who are on our side. Millions. I believe it's the majority."

Glenn then asked Dr. Gold to weigh in on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new guidelines encouraging schools to reopen in the fall and the left's relentless drive to keep them closed.

"There's no actual scientific debate whatsoever if schools should open. None. There's no scientific debate. There's no serious person who thinks schools shouldn't open. Now, [through] some governors and policy makers, there's pressure being brought to bear on school districts, but there's no actual scientific debate. So it's going to come down to parents pressuring their local school districts to act in a responsible fashion."

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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