Glenn Beck: Analogy of the Year


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CALLER: Can I say one more thing?

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: When Barbara Walters looks at you with just nothing but contempt, I want you to know and I want you to feel like the Verizon commercial and realize that we're standing there right behind you and she's really truly staring at us. It's not and you are getting through, and I can't imagine. If I was to quote/unquote do you to one of my friends and I was to try to pretend to be Glenn Beck, what I would do, you know, the way that I would try to, you know, get you would be that I would say, really? And so you are just simply asking the question, you are asking people to, you know, come on, are we all cool with this? Is this okay? And so Barbara Walters is just angry as she can possibly be because you have the I got the word, but anyway, the temerity to question just the status quo. I mean, she's just bitterly angry at you for that? I don't understand.

GLENN: Well, you know, Jason, I thank you for that and I appreciate it and I really do appreciate it. The best advice given to me just recently was just keep asking questions. Just keep asking questions.

I was talking to somebody late last night and we were talking about the ACORN thing and I said, this whole thing is going to fall apart. The whole thing, all of this is going to fall apart. At the point that I can show people and I can't do it yet. At the point where I can show you this, this and this is going on, I can prove that these things are going on, which answers this nagging feeling that you have here, here and here in society, why are we spending so much money? Why is this happening? Why is no one paying attention to this? Why is the media avoiding? Why is Washington not doing anything about it? What do they get out of it? Those are the questions that everybody is asking. Something's wrong. When the answer is finally apparent, there's going to come a time to where and I'm beginning to feel it now, not just there but on other things. I have had these moments recently where I've said, oh, my gosh. Now, I haven't shared some of the things with you that I'm on the track on because I don't want to I don't even want to tip my hand in case they're wrong. I want to make sure they're right. And I have I mean, I had a meeting, a pretty big meeting yesterday just trying to find out who I can turn to that is just so buttoned up. I don't want to go to somebody I want somebody working with me that is that challenges me on absolutely everything, goes into this saying, "There's no way this is true" but is willing to look and really honestly doesn't have a problem with being wrong. Because I don't have a problem with being wrong. I'm not going to bring you something that is wrong, not on some of the things that I'm working on now. I'm just not willing to do it. I'm willing one of the things I'm willing to say, you know, I think this might be... not on this. But as things are starting to become more and more clear to me, I realize that if I can just show you in a clear way with evidence what's going to happen is the country will look at it because it will ring true with your gut, if you still believe in the truth, no matter whose truth it is, you will look at it and go, oh, my gosh, and then it's over. It's lights out. And I think we're getting there because there's going to be more and more pressure on the outside and there's more there's going to be more and more truth out there. And as those two things grow, like again with Craig T. Nelson. With people starting to say, you know what, I want none of this, it's going to escalate things. And when things escalate on both sides and this is why I've said no violence, nothing stupid, be very careful who you get information from, be very careful on what you do. If you think of, "I'm just, I'll start the ball rolling. I grab my gun..." you are going to discredit everything you think you stand for. Where somebody, when the going gets tough, that's when somebody makes a mistake. And my guess is they make it first because this is so big, so out of control, they are going to make a mistake. They already have. They just don't know it yet, and you don't, either. But it's coming. And it will just collapse on its own weight.

STU: I've got to say this caller I think has the analogy of the year because that Verizon commercial is exactly, it's such a great analogy because, you know, you talk about, you know, you're out here, you're on TV, you are saying all these things and there's all these people behind you, which is I think the way he meant it. But to go further on it, you could sit here and run your mouth on the phone all day. But if the Verizon people aren't there making it work, it doesn't mean anything. You are talking to yourself.

GLENN: Gosh.

STU: It's such a great analogy.

GLENN: You know, Stu, I was going to ask you, I woke up in the middle of the night last week and, my gosh, blubbering Glenn is here because sometimes things just click and I don't know why and they bother me for a long time. It just clicked. Woke up last week, last weekend, middle of the night. Clear, clear as a bell on a theory of support and foundations and I'm like, what am I supposed to what is that all about? You just, you just said it. What I woke up with was when you get up on a ladder, you make sure that the ladder is open all the way and those little arms inside are down and that way you can reach higher, okay? But if you really have to go up, what you need to do is you want to have people like you that are holding onto each corner of that ladder and holding on and bracing that ladder and you want to make sure that they really understand what's going on so you can climb up and get to the top, you know what I mean? That's our society right now. And the corners, the ladder that we're climbing on is the Constitution. The ladder that we're using to climb up above everything else is the Constitution, but not enough people have used it. Not enough people have even experienced it, and others have just been closing it slowly. You have to know what it is. You have to, when you pull that ladder out, you need to say, "Okay, wait a minute, hang on, how do we use this again?" Pull it all the way open and lock those things into place. You need to do that. But then you need to get some other friends and talk to them and say, "Okay, you know what this is? Okay, and I'm going to come up here but it's going to get shaky. Can you just hold this down?" We all work together but we all have to educate each other. We all have to be in this together. If we can hold the ladder, if we can understand it, find it, understand it, unfold it, lock it into place and then each of us work together to make sure we hold it into place, we're going to be able to do amazing things, amazing things. Wow, thanks, Stu. I thought of that this morning on the way in. What the hell was that ladder thing for? Thank you for jarring that. And thanks to the caller who did that, too.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

Watch the full "Glenn TV" episode below:

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn explain:

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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