Glenn Beck: P.C. parents!

GLENN: One thing that we all have to promise ourselves is that we're going to now get involved and we're not going to take it anymore. We're not going to sit idly by and say, I'm not going to cause any trouble. We have to speak our mind. We have to stand up for what is right. We also have to change our own lives personally. We all have to say, I'm not going to tell on a lie to myself, to my family, to any business. I'm going to be honest in all of my business dealings. I'm going to pay my taxes fairly. I'm going to do I'm going to do all the things that will keep me on the right side of things, but then I am going to speak out and I'm not going to take it anymore. Pat's had this decision to make. He's just recently moved from Texas to the New York area where things are slightly different in the New York area than they are in Texas.



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STU: Slightly.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Especially when it comes to raising kids and standards of what you do. For instance, competition.

PAT: Yeah. I've got my kids in baseball and they've been in baseball for a really long time and I went to a Little League meeting. This was about I don't know a month and a half ago. It was before the season started. The season is going on now, but before the season started, they had a parents meeting. The kids weren't invited and we just got together in this high school auditorium and get the baseball season and lay it all out. And I couldn't wait because, you know, it's been a while since we've been able to play baseball, between the move and getting settled here and it's just been a hassle. So, I was really psyched about it and here's our first baseball meeting and then they laid out the season. Now, keep in mind my son who's 12 plays in the highest level of Little League. He's in the majors division.

GLENN: So, he's an elitist.

PAT: He's an elitist.

GLENN: He's had opportunity others haven't had.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: I understand that.

PAT: To some of the kids on the team, but that's kind of their mind set. When I got the call, I was a little I was a little perplexed pause they said, Now, your son wasn't here for tryouts. So, how would you describe his playing ability? And I told them and I said, Why? Isn't there a draft? Oh, no. There's no draft. We're just trying to make sure all the teams are as equal as possible. Okay. I just let that one slide.

Glenn: Uh huh. Well, you didn't know for sure.

PAT: I didn't know. I didn't know for sure. I just thought, well, they just want good competition. That's fine. So, I'm there in the auditorium. There's probably 150, 200 parents and he lays out the whole season and in the majors, in the highest division of Little League baseball, they're not going to keep track of standings for anybody's record during the course of the whole regular season. I think we play 16 games. They're not keeping track and they're going on and on and on. Nobody is saying anything. I'm looking around thinking, what?

GLENN: Am I alone? The answer is Yes.

PAT: So, then they finally get to the question and answer session and they any questions? I'm way up at the top and they call on me and I stand up and I said, Did I misunderstand? Are you saying there are no standings kept during the entire regular season in the majors division? Yes. Uh huh. Why? Like, well, I that's my question. Why?

GLENN: (Laughter.)

PAT: Why wouldn't you keep track?

GLENN: What did she say?

PAT: Her actual answer to me, one of the other officials stood up and said, Well, we want to make sure that at the end of the season, all of our teams are basically 500. Wait a minute. So, wait a minute. Your goal for everybody during the course of the year, for my son included, at the end of the year is total mediocrity? You want them all to be 500 on the season? That's your goal? Well, no. We don't put it like that.

GLENN: I know you don't put it that way.

PAT: I'm sure you don't, but that's what our striving for, complete and utter mediocrity. Well, that's what the playoffs are for. Well, whose the regular season for? What are you doing all year, by teaching them that competition is not important, that they shouldn't be striving for excellence, that they're not supposed to get better?

GLENN: Did you say all of this?

PAT: I said up to the point of, yeah, what's the rest of the regular season for. And then I'm looking around for help and I'm thinking, Okay, somebody's going to join me. Not one parent stood up and supported me on that. Not one. They're all okay with it. They're all, like, yeah, this is what we do here. What's your problem? What? Are you from Texas? Well, yes. In Texas, where we have lesion that keep track of the scores and the standings during tee ball games! Tee gall, five year olds. I walked by a tee ball you know, they have a separate little field in Texas, in Houston, for tee ball fields and I walk by the I walk by that field and the scoreboard, 32 29. I mean, they just they keep score and they keep track. It's the only place in the world that I know of that keeps track of tee ball.

GLENN: Here's the thing. When my daughters were playing tee ball, I had this conversation: Why, why are we going to tee ball? And my wife said, Well, so the kids can go play baseball. Uh huh. I don't know much about sports, but this doesn't resemble baseball at all.

PAT: You're exactly right.

GLENN: And she said, what are you talking about?

PAT: It's worthless.

GLENN: And I said, the first time, the first time I went, everybody gets a home run. In the tee ball, the way it was structured, everyone gets to home.

PAT: Uh huh, yeah. If you get thrown out at first, which is rare, but if you do, you can still stay on base.

GLENN: Yeah. And I said

STU: What?

Pat: Oh, yeah. You didn't know that. Oh, yeah, if you get thrown out at first, they leave you there because they don't want to hurt your feelings.

GLENN: I said, this is the most ridiculous well, it's teaching them how to play. Kids don't need to be taught how to play! Do you want to do this? Let's go outside and play! This is structured nonsense.

PAT: Yes

STU: Yes, but if you don't have tee ball for really small kids, they'll never hit the ball and the game will last forever. It's, like, you don't put a kid on a fast motorcycle. You put them on training wheels for a little while.

GLENN: I have no problem with the tee ball. I get that.

PAT: But go by the rules of the game. That was always my thing.

GLENN: Yeah. Somebody puts it you're playing you're a five year old, but you're playing against other five year olds.

PAT: Yes, yes.

Glenn: So, everybody's skill sucks. You know? If I'm going up to even I could get a home run every time if my skill level oh, no. I can't use that. Okay. If you're going in to play against the five year olds, then we balance the game maybe.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Because the five year olds are going to go, What are we doing?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: But there's no sense in any of this. I don't understand how we are we are teaching our children from the beginning that competition is bad.

PAT: Exactly right. And that's you know, it's somewhat understandable because you can make the case, well, they're five and you don't want to get them too excited about the competition right away, but these are 11 and 12 years old in the major division of the highest level of Little League and you're still giving them that nonsense?

GLENN: Hang on. I just want you to I just wanted you to know a couple of things. When I was at the first game of tee ball and I'm complaining that it was this is ridiculous, this is ridiculous, that's when a parent stood up and was, like, screaming at their five year old, hurry up. Don't drop the ball! And I heard this about three times and I finally looked at the guy and I said, Jack, the score's going to end tied. I don't know if you figured that one out yet. Relax. I mean, you know, there's something to be said for competition and then it's also there's a few of the parents that you're, like, relax.

Pat: Very true.

GLENN: And that's the balance. Everything is about balance. It really is. Are unions bad? No. Are companies bad? No. Are there bad unions? Yes. Bad companies? Yes. When do they usually go bad? When they've lost all balance, when they're just in it for themselves and that's it.

STU: But this is to typical about how we've decided as a society to handle these problems. Here is the central government, essentially, the league management, trying to legislate out bad parents. You can't do that by changing the score and removing that stuff. The people are still there.

GLENN: I know that you you need to start a you need to find some like minded parents.

PAT: I know. I know. I've been thinking about that.

GLENN: You need to write a letter in the editor in the paper and say, What's the deal? Don't use your real name. But what's the deal? Anybody want to contact me? This P. O. box. (Laughter.)

PAT: (Laughter.)

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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