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GLENN: From Canada, the Canadian youth soccer league is taking heat now after introducing a new rule that says any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose the game by default. The rule intended to foster sportsmanship. Excuse me?

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: No, sportsmanship is we just kicked your…*** but we're not going to say it.

PAT: Right, right.

GLENN: We're not going to rub your nose in it.

PAT: Yes, yes.

GLENN: You played a good game, we played a good game. When I get my butt kicked, I'm going to go over and shake your hand and say...

PAT: Nice game, good game.

GLENN: You guys were unbelievable.

GLENN: You guys wiped our face in the dirt.

PAT: But I'll tell you something, we're coming back after you next time.

GLENN: That's sportsmanship!

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That's sportsmanship.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: This is, not to teach sportsmanship, this is to reprogram our children to not understand competition and also to have them grow in acceptance, kind of a dead inside kind of feeling of redistribution of wealth.

PAT: And redistribution of points.

GLENN: That's exactly it. That's what it is.

PAT: I mean, you have too many points, we're going to give them to the other team and they are going to win.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. You are going to go into a company and you are going to wipe out your competition? No, no, no, no, no. No. You can have too much. You can have too much. That's what they are teaching our children. You can have too much. You don't go in to compete and wipe your competition out, fairly, without malice in your heart, legally, no, no. You go in and you can compete, but not too much. Not too hard.

PAT: But didn't Obama say that recently?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to be clear.

PAT: I think he's clear.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We're not trying to push financial reform.

PAT: No, no.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Because we begrudge success that's fairly earned.

PAT: No.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money.

GLENN: Money, there you go.

PAT: At a certain point you've made too much money, at a certain point you've scored too many points. So what's the difference? We are just, we are teaching our kids to be losers.

GLENN: Yes. Yes, we are. And Pat, if you don't start a Connecticut —

PAT: I've got to do it.

GLENN: — baseball league for youth

GLENN: Because if you don't do it, I'm going to do it because my son's 5 and he's going to T ball, which I need help. I don't even know where — do you look that up in the phone book, what do you —

PAT: Yes, it's under T.

GLENN: Really?

PAT: No.

GLENN: I don't even know. No idea.

PAT: No.

GLENN: My wife said, we've got to get Raphe registered, you know, for T ball next year, blah, blah blah and, you know, got to get him — and I'm like...

PAT: Don't know where —

GLENN: Are you talking to me? Because I don't — I have no idea how you would do that.

PAT: Yeah, I could help with that. I can help with that.

GLENN: So anyway, but I'm not putting my kid through a sports program like the one your kids are in. It's a nightmare.

PAT: Well, it will start out, I will caution you now T ball will start out that way, and it does everywhere.

GLENN: Look, my son is 5.

PAT: That's okay when they are 5 or 6.

GLENN: You go out and hit the ball.

PAT: Exactly. I mean, they just learning the basics. When they are 12 like my son this year and they are playing majors little league —

GLENN: Rip their guts out on the field!

PAT: Exactly, exactly. But my wuss cake league in this stupid Connecticut town.

GLENN: I can't do it.

PAT: No standings kept during the course of the year. Then I find out they don't even keep scores during the games because they want all teams to be equal at the end of the year, until we go into the playoffs.

GLENN: I asked Pat the other day, he said, we're going into the playoffs. I said, how do you know who's in the playoffs? You haven't kept score!

PAT: Yeah, I know. Everybody goes into the playoffs, everybody. And I found out some other things, too, during the course of the year from standing behind the — I usually stand right behind home plate behind the fence there so — because it's the best vantage point to watch my son at bat and so the umpire sometimes comes over, I hear him say certain things to the kids and it's fascinating because he's called kids out. I was at one of the games and the — this strike zone was different late in the game than it was early in the game, which is, it completely screws up the kids. And I made an audible noise like, "What?" On one of the calls that he made. Like strike 3 and it was low and outside.

GLENN: I saw one of these. It was amazing.

PAT: Unbelievable.

GLENN: I'm like, I know nothing, I know nothing about baseball but I was standing behind the umpire, too He said, strike 2!

PAT: You knew better.

GLENN: And I said, in what world was that a strike

PAT: So he walks over to me and he says, yeah, to fit the game in the time limit, sometimes I have to call strikes that really aren't strikes.

GLENN: They have —

PAT: To move the game along.

GLENN: They have a time limit.

PAT: What?

GLENN: A time limit.

PAT: There's no time limit in baseball.

GLENN: Yes, there is when you are not keeping score. How do you know when it's over? My question is I'd like to know if you are not keeping score, why are we calling strikes and balls? Why are we doing that? Why doesn't —

PAT: Too sensitive.

GLENN: "Hey, Johnny, your turn, come on. Keep pitching the ball until I hits it over the fence and gets a home run." I mean, you don't — why? Just keep going. Just keep going and everybody gets it. And if he can't hit the ball, well, then we're going to pick it up and we're going to throw it over the fence so he can run.

PAT: And what a disservice to the kids. Then they don't know what to swing at, what not to swing at. What are you teaching them?

GLENN: How do you teach them?

PAT: You can't. You can't.

GLENN: They are teaching our children. I mean, look, children want rules. They need patterns, they need rules, they need structure. We're taking every piece of things that they can count on. Strike zone.

PAT: Taking it away.

GLENN: Take it away.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: How do you function in a world where you don't know what's coming next? You know, that was a strike now but two innings before, it wasn't a strike.

PAT: And last night at the playoffs, our last playoff game because we lost —

GLENN: You lost?

PAT: They actually kept score.

GLENN: Did you get a trophy?

PAT: I think they are planning those.

GLENN: I think that is good.

PAT: We won't be receiving one at our house.

GLENN: I like to call them loser trophies.

PAT: Yes. Yes, they like to call it a participation trophy.

GLENN: You are a big fat loser.

PAT: But last —

GLENN: Here's your trophy.

PAT: Last night the kids, you know, are told to get into it and cheer on their teammate, you know, so there's a lot of chatter. Chatter it up, guys, I don't hear you. So the coach will often chide the kids to encourage their teammate who's at bat. And so last night they were doing that and this kid named Nick was up and they are going, come on, Nick, let's go! And the pitcher throws the ball and the umpire stops and he says, "Hey, kids, kids, kids, that's fine until the pitcher goes into his windup. Then I want you to be quiet." What? Where did that stinky rule come? You can't cheer on your teammate anymore while the pitcher is throwing the ball? Since when? Since when? So now you are even squelching them cheering on their teammates if the opposing pitcher is throwing. I mean, what is —

GLENN: Who was it that was telling me that they had an experience at school where their child, you know, lost some academic thing and, you know, some kid gets up and they are like, hey! You know, look at me, I am the king of the smart world. And they have a big assembly for it and gets a trophy and, you know, everything else. Then it comes to baseball. Now, this kid is a Brainiac but a loser on the field, okay? And, you know, people have different talents.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: It's me. I'm a loser on the field and a loser in the Brainiac at the present time, too. I never got any trophy for anything. But anyway, so this guy was telling me yesterday that that parent, who was the first to stand up and say, Johnny got a trophy! Actually stood up in the baseball meeting and said, we're not keeping score, are we?

PAT: Oh, my gosh.

GLENN: He said, I walked up to him and said, excuse me? Excuse me? It's fine when your son gets the trophy in the smart division and we go and we stand and we applaud for your child. But when our child can kick your kid's butt in this arena, you don't want to keep score.

PAT: So typical.

GLENN: It is. It is.

PAT: It is so typical.

GLENN: So here is my challenge to Pat and my challenge to every man, woman and child in this country: Stop it! Take the trophy and put the trophy some place where the sun doesn't shine like a closet. Don't accept any more of these trophies. Stand up against these trophies! Don't — look, Pat said to me, "Glenn, if I stand up, then my son's going to have problems." I said, you know what, Pat? Start your own damn league. Because you can't be alone! We're all — we're doing the same thing that that — here's the next project for 9/12. You want to take this on, 9/12ers? Competition. Sports. Competition. Principles and values. Start a 9/12 baseball league! Forget the stupid little league. If this is the game they want to play in your state — now, it's different. Like in Texas, I mean, you know, you are lucky they are not carrying pistols down on the —

PAT: I mean, sometimes they are.

GLENN: Right. So I mean, it's like —

PAT: I think some of the kids are armed, and that's okay.

GLENN: Yeah. So it's not like this everywhere, but in New England it is. And you cannot be alone. What are you teaching your kids? You are teaching your kids to just be quiet. Okay, and justice happens, just be quiet. Don't teach your children that! It is how you play the game. Well, how are they playing the game? They are playing the game without any reason, without any kind of competition. Do you want to play that kind of game? Just tell your kids to go out and get a bunch of friends and go play in the park, go play a baseball game in the park. That's better for them than the participation in the destruction of competition! What the hell are — you know what? You go send your money and go buy a big statue of Stalin and put it in your park. I don't — that's what you want to do? You go ahead and do that. You go play that little competition. We're going to start our own baseball league that believes in competition. We're going to teach sportsmanship because the coaches are going to say, hey! Knock it off; be a good winner. Knock it off; be a good loser. You are going to push your kid into not being those out of control parents. This league would be a league that the coaches would also say, "Hey, fathead, I'm going to kick your kid off the team if you don't relax." That's the way it happens. Now, when we arrived in this world and all of us are just like, we're just, we're like sheep in a train car, just being led to slaughter. Excuse me. No. I would really like to see somebody stand up, Pat Gray, in a state — Connecticut — and see if there's anybody else that feels like this. Start a new league! Who cares! Oh, well, it's not little league. Who cares! Isn't it about, A, having fun and, B, teaching values and principles? Well, what the hell are you doing? Are you having fun? Not keeping score? Are you teaching values and principles that you agree with?

PAT: No.

GLENN: Get the hell out!

PAT: Glenn Beck tells people to get out of their baseball leagues!

GLENN: Yes! I am.

PAT: (Laughing).

GLENN: And go play baseball, go play baseball with Jim Wallis. It will be great. Jesus is keeping score. You don't have to. Oh, yes, Jim. He is keeping score. But you shouldn't.

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The current riots and movement to erase America's history are exactly in line with the New York Times' "1619 Project," which argues that America was rotten at its beginning, and that slavery and systemic racism are the roots of everything from capitalism to our lack of universal health care.

On this week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck exposed the true intent of the "1619 Project" and its creator, who justifies remaking America into a Marxist society. This clever lie is disguised as history, and it has already infiltrated our schools.

"The '1619 Project' desperately wants to pass itself off as legitimate history, but it totally kneecaps itself by ignoring so much of the American story. There's no mention of any black Americans who succeeded in spite of slavery, due to the free market capitalist system. In the 1619 Project's effort to take down America, black success stories are not allowed. Because they don't fit with the narrative. The role of white Americans in abolishing slavery doesn't fit the narrative either," Glenn said.

"The agenda is not ultimately about history," he added. "It's just yet another vehicle in the fleet now driven by elites in America toward socialism."

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Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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