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GLENN: So, we have to restore the things that have been lost. The sins of the father are going to come home to roost. They are going to be passed on now to our children because we didn't pass on things like thrift and moderation and honesty, competitiveness. We're not doing it now, but Pat and I have been talking about doing a baseball well, actually I haven't been talking about. I've been talking to him about doing it, because he's so upset, in Connecticut taking your son to Little League baseball.

PAT: Yeah. When I went to the very first meeting, I was really surprised because they laid out how the season was going to progress and they told us that, all right, during the regular season there will be no standings kept and they went through the whole thing, that at the end of the year, everybody goes to the playoffs and so everybody's listening to this, and I'm looking around thinking is anybody am I the only one is anyone going to so, I finally raised my hand, stood up, I'm clear in the back of this auditorium and I said, Um, did I hear you say you're not keeping standings? Yes, yeah, you did, yeah. Why? These are I mean, we're talking about the major division in Little League baseball. These are 12 year old kids, 11 and 12 year olds. Why? Well, what we would like to see is for everybody at the end of the year to be 500. Okay. So, the goal here at the end of year is for total mediocrity? 50/50, that's what you want to be everybody? We're not striving for excellence. Well, we don't really see it that way.

GLENN: How do you see it?

PAT: Come on. How are you looking at this? I'm looking at it with my eyes. How are you looking at this?

GLENN: See, now, I think Pat said not a single person stood up.

PAT: No.

GLENN: And I think that comes from, A, people just buying into it.

PAT: Connecticut.

GLENN: Connecticut is just lost. New England is a lost cause.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: Stu just looked up, like, I don't think New England is a lost yes, it is. The entire region. I don't think that's overgeneralization or a hasty generalization. Those who believe in the freedom of the individual will be rounded up and then eaten.

PAT: If Abraham went to the Lord and said, I can find 50 conservatives in New England, the Lord would say, go, go find them.

GLENN: I would be, like, okay. Wait a minute, Lord.

PAT: I have 25!

Glenn: Look. It's me in New England. It's me and Pat. We're there. That's what's happening.

STU: Well, if you count Pat's family, there's probably 300.

PAT: That's a good point.

GLENN: And when we start to feel the earth tremble, both Pat and I have talked about it. We don't even have to talk about it. We'll meet you on the New Jersey said of the George Washington bridge. Get out of New England. So, that's really the biggest problem. We could cross the Rocky Mountains. I'm just not sure we can make it to the George Washington bridge. That's really the deal.

So, the other part is you also have these parents who don't want their kids to feel like their kids are going to be, you know, beat on by the coach because their parent said something.

PAT: Because they speak out. Yeah. That is a difficult one and I was a little well, especially after my wife berated me. Did you stand up and say that? Well, yeah. Now they're going to take it out on our son.

GLENN: Good. That will toughen him up. It will toughen him up. He doesn't want to be a part of that.

PAT: No, he doesn't.

GLENN: That's the one thing I learned in alcoholism. Do you know what? You can hide all the things that you have inside that you've done wrong and everything else and you can carry that around yourself or you can say, Do you know what? I did bad things this my life. I've corrected those bad things. I'm going to learn from it. I'm not going to be afraid of it anymore. I'm not going to hide it. If you don't like it, well, then, you know, that's your deal. And if you're not going to be my friend because of that, things I've learned from, you're screwed up. That's okay. You go be somebody else's friend. You're not a real friend of mine. I don't want to be I don't want my son on a team where we have to pretend to be something that we're not, we have to pretend to be noncompetitive.

PAT: And during the course of the year, I found out it was even worse than keeping standings. They don't even keep score during the individual games.

GLENN: Okay. So, I told you that if I thought if you started a baseball league, I think it could be huge, a challenge to Little League baseball, which would either correct Little League baseball or, do you know what? You it wouldn't matter because all of the people from your league would be the ones that would be in the major leagues eventually, because you're not learning jack but not being competitive in Little League baseball. That ain't helping you at all.

PAT: Yeah. And you're not taking advantage of all the things that Little League baseball can teach. I mean, there's so many lessons in life that you learn from winning, from losing, from overcoming adversity, from dealing with your teammates, working together, pulling together through adversity. You don't learn any of those things when you don't keep store and you don't keep standings. Who cares?

STU: Not to mention the information of playing baseball which is when you need to react different ways at different scores and different situations. You don't even learn that, baseball knowledge.

GLENN: Okay. So, are you going to start one?

PAT: We're starting one. So, if you want to be involved, you can e mail me at 912baseball@glennbeck.com.

STU: That's awesome.

PAT: 912baseball@glennbeck.com, if you're interested and you want to be part of something

STU: Baseball with principles and values. I love it. Yeah.

GLENN: Now, is it baseball I mean, I would love to help you work on the rule book. I don't know any of the rules but I've got a few things that I'd like to say to parents because I've watched. No. Seriously. The 9 12 baseball league should have the right to say, Hey, parent, sit down and shut up

PAT: Absolutely. That's got to be there.

STU: Yeah. Is this one of those things where, like, they will adopt a set of practices or is this something that's, like, it's a central organization, kind of like where you are, you know is it an actual league that's being run and you're a member of it or is it, like –

PAT:

GLENN: Do you hear the pause? Do you hear the pause? He hasn't even thought about it.

PAT: No. I was trying to understand the question is what it was.

STU: I'm trying to understand the question.

GLENN: He got the e mail address and he's, like, I don't know. I've got an e mail address. What else do I need? We'll all get together and find it out.

PAT: I thought we would kind of organize it like the 9 12 project, where we set up the principles and values and then you run your own individual league.

STU: Right. So, like, if you already have a league but can you sign up?

PAT: I'll be the commissioner. I'll act as commissioner.

STU: I like that, but let's say you're running a league in Tampa, Florida, and you say, my league fits these principles and I pledge to follow these principles in my league, is that enough?

GLENN: It's not just good sportsmanship principles. It's going to be we're going to rip the other team's face off.

PAT: We're going to beat you.

GLENN: We're going to beat the snot out of you, but we're going to do it as good sports but we're not going to rub your face in it because you won't have one when we're done with you. And if we lose, you're not going to rub our face in it. We're going to come over to you and congratulate you if you win and you're going to come over and congratulate us if we win and we're going to pledge to each other to wipe the floor with the other team the next time we meet.

PAT: It's a league based on merit. You don't give

GLENN: Oh, shoosh, shoosh.

PAT: You don't give the ball, the team ball, the MVP, the game ball to each individual player just to pass it around evenly. You don't redistribute the ball. You give it to the most valuable player. If it's the same kid every game, it's the same kid every game.

GLENN: So, there it is, 912baseball@glennbeck.com. Write to Commissioner Pat. I think that's great.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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