Glenn Beck: Tiger Woods 'isn't perfect'

GLENN: Let's talk about Tiger Woods real quickly in 60 seconds.

STU: (Inaudible).

GLENN: Okay, we're done.

PAT: She beat him up.

STU: Well, we don't know that. That's speculation.

PAT: She clawed his eyes out because she thinks he's cheating on her.

GLENN: Okay, here's the deal. It kind of makes me happy in a way that Tiger Woods' life isn't exactly I don't want to beat up and I don't want him cheating on his wife but it makes me happy that, you know, it's not exactly because everybody believes that, oh, well, if you are rich or if you are famous, it's not true.

STU: Everybody's got their issues.

GLENN: Everybody has their issues. It doesn't matter if he's got a huge yacht and a swing that is like, you know, nobody's business and a hot wife. It doesn't matter.

STU: His issues are better than your issues, but everybody's has issues.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. His issues

STU: His are awesome.

GLENN: He's got balm that he can put on those issues that just make it feel a lot, lot better. But anyway, you know, the Tiger Woods story, I mean, let's just please use common sense on this. He drives out. His wife, he's in an Escalade and his wife takes a golf club to the back window? And then says that she was dragging him out through the back?

STU: It doesn't seem probable.

GLENN: Doesn't.

PAT: No.

GLENN: It might be that you hit the back, you know, rear seat window.

STU: Right. Because he did crash in the front. So

GLENN: Right. So he's in the front. So then you could reach around. But what do you did she get are her legs cut up?

STU: Well

GLENN: Because she would have to crawl in over the seats and drag him out.

STU: But perhaps the doors were bent in some way that she couldn't open them or

GLENN: Possibly. Highly unlikely. Highly unlikely. Okay, so he drives into a tree coming out of his driveway, right?

STU: Yeah. And a fire hydrant.

GLENN: A fire hydrant, okay, and a tree. He's really moving at a very high rate of speed.

STU: Well, no, it was below

PAT: Not super fast

STU: Below 30 miles an hour.

PAT: Yeah, his airbag didn't deploy. So

STU: Although his car looked like he was going faster than that. Because the pictures

GLENN: He was wrapped around

STU: Right. It was up to 30

PAT: He must have been going about 30, I would think.

GLENN: I thought your air bags deploy at 15.

STU: Well, they state in the reports 30.

GLENN: Have you ever come out of your driveway at 30 miles an hour?

STU: Not recently, no. His driveway, though

GLENN: You have to have a very long rampish like driveway. So

STU: Maybe straight downhill.

GLENN: If he with, like, a little launching pad on it.

STU: He may have had his foot on the brakes the whole time, it's so downhill.

GLENN: Now, you are Tiger Woods, you've been in an accident. Your wife has taken a golf club.

STU: And rescued you.

GLENN: And rescued you.

PAT: She was courageous, in fact.

GLENN: Called courageous.

PAT: Called courageous.

GLENN: And it was. The fire hydrant could have broken loose at any time.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So she drags him out and then leaves him there on the ground.

PAT: Just to go back and call for help, I'm sure.

GLENN: I'm sure it was. I'm sure it happened. Now, when you were back up on your feet and you're Tiger Woods, do you say in your statement about your courageous wife that you're not a perfect person?

PAT: Yes, because I just drove into a fire hydrant. I'm obviously a bad driver.

GLENN: Right. But nobody is

PAT: Not on the golf course, of course.

GLENN: Nobody's thinking that you're perfect. That seems to be Clinton code of some sort. Especially when the woman who you are rumored to be with flies back from Australia to meet with her newly engaged attorney, what's her name, Gloria Allred.

PAT: Gloria Allred.

STU: Oh, my.

GLENN: When I heard the Gloria Allred thing, I went, oh. Oh, this isn't looking good.

STU: Not a positive development.

GLENN: No, it's not.

STU: To that story.

GLENN: No, it's not.

STU: It seems like all these superstar athletes, though, like you remember Jordan with the gambling thing. They always have one bizarre incidence or scandal that kind of like a little mars their whole Kobe incident, that was a problem.

GLENN: I just don't want this to go the way all these celebrity things always go. It always goes, goes awry. Come on, Tiger, please.

STU: I always, I definitely fell victim to the idea that he was above all this stuff. He just seemed like the perfect individual.

PAT: No scandal at all.

STU: Never. And he's so in control.

GLENN: Let's not go out with one big scandal. I'd rather have a bunch of little scandals, like three or four little scandals like, hey, he walked out and he forgot to pay or, hey, he left a really bad tip.

PAT: He's a bad tipper.

GLENN: Yeah, you know, something like that. I don't want this to go out in

PAT: Three or four of those bring you right down.

GLENN: Yeah, he was cheating on his wife and

PAT: She beat him up, clawed his eyes out and he drove really fast down the driveway to get away.

GLENN: Got all hepped up on drugs and then he went out and killed his girlfriend. I just don't want it to end that way.

PAT: No.

STU: Can you I mean, I guess we should have learned our lesson from things like O.J. that these things can get ugly. But I mean, he just you know, it's pathetic but it's just like he seems above that. Doesn't he? He seems above it.

PAT: Yeah, he does.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. Above what?

STU: Above all of it.

PAT: Above this kind of fray. He seems above the

STU: Like you feel

PAT: I feel the same way, Stu.

GLENN: I don't think any person is above

PAT: No, they are not. But you just, you start to think, wow, this guy's got it. He's got it going on. He's got everything going on, he's totally grounded. He had a good childhood.

STU: And isn't there some sort of rule we can implement? We have all

GLENN: Can I just say something? You don't have to have a bad childhood to make mistakes or to be a bad guy.

PAT: No, but it helps.

STU: It certainly does help. It's an indicator.

GLENN: Hey, you know what? I had a great childhood, I had a great life. I became a dirt bag. Why can't you I mean, that can happen.

PAT: It can, it can.

STU: It can, but it's a leading indicator, I'd say.

GLENN: It is. By the way, can I tell you this, it just popped into my head. Can you read the story about the London times this weekend?

STU: I did not, no.

GLENN: It's hysterical. They are now saying that my past is perhaps too bad to believe.

STU: So wait a minute. That you are not

GLENN: Yes, yes.

PAT: What?

GLENN: I have the opposite. I have the opposite going for me than what we have with Tiger Woods. He's like, it seemed so good, it couldn't be bad. Mine's like, Glenn Beck's past is so bad, he couldn't be that guy.

STU: He couldn't be that horrible.

GLENN: He couldn't have been that bad.

PAT: Oh, really?

GLENN: Yeah, that I'm making up how bad my life was, how bad of a guy I was.

STU: Well, Pat, you were there. I mean,

PAT: I was there.

STU: How bad was it?

PAT: It was pretty bad.

STU: Was he embellishing in any way?

PAT: It was bad enough to the point where I said, I can't work with you anymore. I mean, I'd like to no, I really wouldn't even like to.

GLENN: No, I believe his quote was, this is killing me.

PAT: This is killing me.

GLENN: Working with you is killing me. And he didn't mean it like, you know, like, hey, this is hard, it's killing me. He meant, it was physically dying working with you.

PAT: Yes. But it wasn't just you. It was everybody in the building. But you were a major part of it.

GLENN: Right. Thank you. Thank you, Pat, I appreciate that. It's like it was a good spin. You know, here's a guy whose life is seemingly perfect.

STU: This is what we need to do is we need to start leaking things that are worse.

PAT: Yeah, really.

STU: Some embezzlement scandal, can we leak something like that? Just get it out there. They are certainly going to print it immediately if they hear it.

GLENN: I've been embezzling against myself.

STU: Really?

PAT: He is embezzling his own funds.

GLENN: Crap. I just figured that out. That doesn't work out!

Far away fields are always greener.

It is easy to look at someone else's life or another country and wish you were more like them.

Americans can be guilty of this. It could be Bernie Sanders wishing America was politically more like Sweden or other European socialist countries. It could be an American who finds out I'm Irish, been trying to move to America for over 17 years, and thinks, "Oh Jonathon, Ireland is a lovely free country - stay there. America has problems right now. You would not like it here."

Today, I want to take you on a journey and compare our nations' attitudes toward Coronavirus and the policies currently in place for "our protection."

I would also ask you to imagine you were in my shoes. Ask yourself which country you would want to live in.

Role of Government

Before discussing restrictions, it is critical to understand the very different governmental systems within our two countries. America is blessed to have a federalist system where states have considerable control over what happens in their states. DC, in theory, holds very little power.

Ireland is the exact opposite. We are a democracy with a big centralized government. The vast majority of power lies with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and his cabinet. Local states have no control, as our restrictions are countrywide.

America
  • America's restrictions vary from state to state. You will find the majority of businesses are open but operating with some restrictions.
  • Churches, malls, retail, gyms, cinemas are mostly all open.
  • Bars and restaurants are open but usually at a reduced capacity.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No travel limits.
  • Travel between states is allowed, but some states like Alaska require a negative Covid test.
  • Guests are allowed in homes, but some states have a limit (but not enforced).
  • Masks are either advised or mandatory in different states.
  • Social distancing is required.

When researching this article, the most prominent complaints were restrictions on visiting loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes. These restrictions have upset many people because you have a proud history of believing in individual freedoms. The government is not your parent and does not have a right to tell you how to live.

Now let me introduce you to Ireland.

Ireland

Ireland is currently on the highest level of lockdown possible and has been since Christmas Eve. We are officially on lockdown until March 5th, and our lockdown is getting more severe. Our government has already confirmed lockdown will be extended until After Easter.

Ireland has a stay-at-home order in place, and you are to work from home where possible.

  • "Essential" retail is open but with stupid rules. Some of our shops are half-open and half-closed. Imagine a Walmart that is allowed to sell food, but large parts of the clothing section are closed because they are not deemed essential.
  • Non-essential retail is now fully closed. At the start of lockdown, outlets were allowed to offer a click-and-collect service – but that has now been banned.
  • Gyms and cinemas are all closed. Ø Bars and restaurants are closed and unlikely to re-open until mid-summer.
  • Schools have moved to online learning.
  • No guests are allowed in homes or gardens.
  • Masks are mandatory and with fines.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • Churches are allowed to open for private prayer, but the mass is strictly online. This has caused a lot of distress for families. Ireland is a Catholic country. I know many older people who have not received communion since last March. My mother is a funeral director and has witnessed the pain caused to families, as only ten people are allowed to attend a funeral, regardless of the Church's size. Imagine a large family deciding what ten people can attend? How do you choose that? Sadly, the Irish Church is spineless and accepts every rule the government passes.
Additional Tyranny

Very few businesses are open right now, but that is not the end of the restrictions. There are limits on how far you can travel. I am currently off my work because of Coronavirus restrictions. There are two legal reasons I can leave my house: personal exercise/walk the dog and to purchase food/essential items from the store. These activities must be completed within three miles of my house.

My human right to privacy has also been crushed. If I decided to get in my car tomorrow and just drive, I would encounter several police checkpoints where I would have to disclose where I live, where I am going, and the purpose of my trip. If the trip is not essential, I will be told to return home and likely given a fine.

Tyranny North Korea Style!

Most countries have border controls, all with similar intent: control who enters the nation, set how long they can stay, and mandate what they can do.

The one exception to this rule is North Korea. Their intent is not to control who enters. Instead, they seek to ensure no one leaves and defects to the South.

As you can imagine, life in Ireland is not exactly pleasurable with the above restrictions. This is especially the case for people like me who suffer from severe depression and are desperate to escape.

If tomorrow I woke up and decided I want out (which I very much do) and found a country I could enter legally, I AM NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE.

The Irish government has deemed all international travel is not essential and has placed police at all our ports and our airports. If I attempt to go to the airport, I would be greeted at a police checkpoint outside the airport, told my journey is not essential, and sent home with a fine. Currently, the fine is €500 ($600). New legislation is being discussed in parliament to increase the penalty to €2,000.

The police have new powers for people who get past the checkpoints and continue to travel overseas. When they return to Ireland, they can be sent to jail for a month. They will also have a criminal record – that record would likely disqualify the person traveling to countries like America and Australia.

Irish People

I could talk to you all day long about why America is unique and exceptional. There are so many different reasons. One of the reasons is your people, and I highlight Alexis de Tocqueville's sentiments, who said, "America is great because Americans are good." Americans have this rebellious streak in their soul, and it can be traced all the way back to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower. This great spirit is based on being an independent sovereign individual and wanting to live life to the fullest and not be stopped or controlled by ANY government.

Irish people are good and decent. However, they do not share the same characteristics. They believe and support government control because it is all they have ever known.

If you ask the average Irish person about the current government, he will likely tell you he dislikes one of the parties involved or an individual leader. Yet, ask that same person what he thinks about the restrictions, and he will defend them. I hear some say they believe the government has not done enough.

On the rare occasions that people break restrictions, the most significant backlash will likely come from the community, as they brand those people selfish and irresponsible.

Going Forward

The damage from Covid is going to be around forever. Our actions have caused damage to our mental health and the economy (with businesses closing and jobs lost). This will cause poverty. This is made worse by governments' reckless spending and borrowing of money we simply do not have.

However, I would argue we have a much bigger problem stemming from Covid: social acceptance of governmental control in a "crisis."

When a government is powerful enough to compel someone not to leave their house, define their job as non-essential, or tell someone they can't hug their grandparent, what exactly is off-limits? What control or power is a line government won't cross for the "common good"?

Most importantly, do you think governments worldwide will fix this issue and give back the powers they have taken? Or is it more likely we will just move onto a new crisis – maybe climate change or the Great Reset?

This is why the world needs America. We don't need the American military to intervene and save us.

We NEED America to rediscover why you are an exceptional nation. We NEED you to be the statue of liberty shining out the beacon of light, hope, and freedom for the world where your actions remind all of us what is possible when we unleash the energy and individual genius of mankind. If we work hard to reapply these principles, we can take another 5,000-year leap forward together.

Writers note: The policies listed here are based solely on Ireland. However, you see very similar restrictions in England and throughout Europe.

Jonathon Dunne is a keynote speaker, weekly podcast host on Blaze Media, and published author on major platforms such as The Blaze, Glenn Beck, Libertarian Republic, Western Journalism, and Constitution. Since 2012, he has reached millions with his message of American exceptionalism.

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