Glenn Beck: Pay for grades?


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GLENN: There's a story about how Michael Bloomberg is paying kids to get good grades in school, and it's working. I'm sorry. I don't care if it's working. I mean, are we really to the point to where we'll pay kids not just to   we're giving them a free education. We're going to pay them if they get certain grades. What is the next   I've been trying to noodle this this morning. What's the next step from that? Everybody will just   because that's the problem with I think our society is we just concentrate on the first step: Well, okay, we're going to do that. Well, what does that lead to? What's the next thing? Can anybody be a stunt brain for me on that, call me up? 888 727 BECK. Because I know   and it ain't gonna be good.

For instance, if you do community service, you get, you know, better chance of getting admissions into college. Well, what is the next step on that? People aren't doing community service unless they get something out of it. Barack Obama now wants to do this national service program. It's a nightmare. You should serve because   again, again the progressive idea never perfects man. It forces man to do something. Community service should be because you want to serve your community, not because you get paid for it, not because, you know, you get a good grade for it, not because you get into college, not because you get a scholarship, not because you get college money. You should do it because it's the right thing to do.

Stu?

STU: Isn't this, though, just   I mean, isn't it essentially the same thing as an allowance for chores? I mean, you should be doing chores anyway, helping around the house. But you give an allowance. I mean, it teaches   it's essentially using the principles of capitalism to get things done. I'm generally in favor of that.

GLENN: Okay, here's the difference. With chores you're earning your keep. With chores you just don't live in the house for free. Everybody works together. You help put the groceries away, you take out the garbage. We're a team. We're working together.

STU: Right. You are earning your keep. You are getting something for free that you should be working for anyway. Why give an allowance?

GLENN: Right. But you are not giving this for free. You are not getting an education for free. We're already paying for it. So we're already giving you something.

STU: So in essence they are giving a little bit of money back. What's the problem? A performance based incentive. I don't know what your issue with that is.

GLENN: You're serious?

STU: Mildly. But I mean, I could   I am a little torn on something like that because in a way   and again, I don't know how these people can figure out that capitalism works in this scenario and it doesn't work in any of the other ones. This is the only time they can ever figure it out. But in essence you are rewarding good performance. I don't necessarily have a problem with that. Although it's   

GLENN: It's not your job. It's your honor, it's your privilege.

STU: Right.

GLENN: It is accept the gift. And if you don't want the gift, then don't take the gift. But I'm not going to bail you out for the rest of your life, either. See, this is the problem. People don't apply themselves because they don't have to.

STU: But here if they do apply themselves, they get rewarded. That's a principle that is taught   

GLENN: They get rewarded in life. You get rewarded in life. You get a good education, there are rewards that come with a good education. It's free.

STU: But you are saying one reward is free and the other isn't.

GLENN: No. The reason why nobody takes their education seriously is because you don't have to pay for it, you don't have to work for nothing. It means nothing, you get it for free, you gotta do it. It's the same with public housing versus private housing. If you give somebody a stake, if they've had to work for their house and they have a stake in that house, chances are they take much better care of it. But if it's just a free house, they don't care.

STU: Right. But if you are talking about results, I mean, again no one would ever propose this. But if you are talking about results and you paid the people living in public housing to take care of it, you can be sure that they probably would.

GLENN: This is me being a Hertz rental car company, okay? This is me saying, "Oh, you want to rent a car? Okay. Why don't you rent the car and, by the way, you are coming into Chicago and I just love you being in Chicago. So I'm going to give you the car for free. And I'm going to pay you for not hitting other cars." Return the car and take care of the car. But if I gave you the car for free, you wouldn't.

STU: But in essence when you are renting a car like that, there is part of the price that's built in that they are taking extra money for people who don't do that. So   

GLENN: Yeah, but this is a free one. They are not paying for this.

STU: They are not paying for   

GLENN: This is free education.

STU: They are paying for it in taxes, in theory.

GLENN: Uh huh.

STU: If they weren't billions of dollars in debt, that argument would make sense.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: But you know what I'm saying. In theory the system is paid for by   this is what they argue with healthcare, too. In theory we could pay people to go and take these tests every once in a while so we can make sure they are actually healthy and not just overlooking easily cured things.

GLENN: I don't buy that for a hundred different reasons. It makes me angry that we're giving somebody for free   it's like, hey, come to my ice cream store; I'm going to give you free ice cream. Oh, and if you don't trash my place, I'll pay you for it.

STU: But is there a possibility that this actually   let's just take that we live in a world that's insane. We've got that on the table. But isn't there a possibility that you actually are teaching a kid a capitalist principle?

GLENN: Yeah. I was going to say the only explanation that I   the only theory that I'll entertain is that it is teaching capitalism.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: But at the same time I guarantee the tests include things that are anticapitalist.

STU: If you understand socialism really well, you'll get a capitalism benefit.

GLENN: It's just ridiculous.

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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