Angelina Jolie gets it?


GLENN: There's a couple of things that I want to get into today. There is George Clooney now coming out and saying he's not sure that talking about Darfur is actually -- in fact, he thinks it might have hurt the situation in Darfur. He says he's not sure that his star status has done anything to help at all. And then there's an article from Angelina Jolie. It's in the Washington Post. "The request is familiar to American here say, 'Bring them home.' But in Iraq where I've just met with American and Iraqi leaders, the phrase carries a different meaning. It doesn't refer to the departure of U.S. troops but to the returns of the millions of innocent Iraqis who have been driven out of their homes and in many cases out of the country. In the six months since my previous visit to Iraq and, you know, with the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, this humanitarian crisis has not improved. However, during last week the United States and the Iraqi government had begun to work together in new and important ways."

She goes on to say that she met with the troops and they don't want to come home. In fact, let me find this. "During my visit I met with Iraqi prime minister," blah, blah, blah. "My visit left me with even more deeply convinced that we not only have a moral obligation to help these displaced Iraqi families but also a serious long-term national security interest in ending this crisis," blah, blah, blah. "We cannot afford in my view to squander" -- listen to this one. "We cannot afford in my view to squander the progress that has made." She wants more money over there, blah, blah, blah. The question -- the question whether the surge was working: "I can only state what I witnessed. UN staff and those of nongovernmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt a scale-up of their programs. When I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said they miss home but they feel invested in Iraq. They lost so many friends and they want to be a part of the humanitarian progress that they now feel is possible. It seems to me that this is now the moment to address the humanitarian side of the situation."

You've got to be kidding me! This -- you know what, Stu? I think this kind of answers our Ayn Rand question on Angelina Jolie question from the other day.

STU: Yeah, how do you mean?

GLENN: Well, you know, we were talking, what was it, a couple of days ago that Ayn Rand's book "Atlas Shrugged" never before made. Ayn Rand didn't want it made because she said they would butcher it and they had to cut the 40-page monologue at the end and she left it to somebody who promised to protect it and then that person, I think, died and they gave it to somebody else to promise that they would protect it and it would never be made unless it was in its entirety. Well, that person just sold it to Angelina Jolie and they're going to make "Atlas Shrugged." And you and I were talking about how does Hollywood make Ayn Rand's book about, really about selfishness, the ultimate in capitalism.

STU: Yeah, personal responsibility and thinking about your -- you know, serious.

GLENN: Not thinking about anyone else but yourself but in a positive way in many ways on just saying, what I do if I live my life the right way, it will be good for society. How does Hollywood make that movie, especially with Angelina Jolie? I think this answers the question. I think Angelina is actually open-minded. I think she's just misguided with the UN. I think, you know, these Hollywood people have been sucked into this global community and -- to the UN and they see all these good things. And as George Clooney said in Time magazine, it's cool to have a UN passport. He doesn't carry an American passport and neither does she. She carries a UN passport, and I think they are just like, yeah, look at me, I'm cool, I'm part of the UN. Know what I mean? But I think when you read this, she's open-minded. She's willing to say -- which a lot of people in Hollywood I don't think are -- she's willing to say, okay, we've made progress; I talked to the troops; here's the truth of what the troops are saying and we have an opportunity here; let's not squander it.

George Clooney in Time magazine, he's on the cover, the last movie star. In it he talks about, I think I've been misled and I think I may have made the problem worse. He talks about how he was just held at gunpoint over in Darfur by a 14-year-old soldier and he said nothing has changed. He gave a speech to the UN. He said you either fix this problem and give these troops the ability to protect themselves and the people or have the common decency to pull them out. I think he gets it. I think there is a historic opportunity coming our way and it's not with Washington or anything else. It's people. I think like the -- who is the guy that we had on just the other day from, oh, shoot, what's his name, from Aspen. He wrote that great column in the Aspen Times. What's his name?

DAN: Gary Hubbell.

GLENN: Gary Hubbell. Here he is a Democrat and he's left the party. He listened to this program and when I said you've got to get out of these parties, he took it to heart. He left the party and now he's an independent. I think people are starting to say, wait a minute, maybe We the People is the answer, maybe we are the answer. You know, we have absolutely no chance of this ever happening but yesterday I met with the bookers on our TV show and I said, you've got to get a hold of George Clooney and maybe we should get a hold of Angelina Jolie as well. You've got to get a hold of George Clooney. I absolutely agree with him on Darfur. I think that we're going to be held morally responsible for this when we get to the other side. We pass over to the other side, that's going to be on the checklist: Where were you on Darfur. I agree with him on that. We just disagree on how to fix it. But now with him not being so strident and it's not a "I hate George Bush" kind of stuff. Now's the time where you can make progress. Now's the time. If we can find enough people who are honest enough, who are like, you know, like we have been, I don't hate George W. Bush but I'm not a fan of his anymore. I mean, I was for George W. Bush and then I think he betrayed us and so I think actually what I have is a healthy view of George W. Bush. He's right on a few things; he's really wrong on a few other things. He's not evil and he's not God. Okay. Isn't that what you would expect to believe about a President? But everybody on both sides have either deified their candidates and made it absolutely right on everything and it's that way or it's nothing, or they've taken the other side and they've looked at the other candidate and said they must be the antichrist. "Oh, George Bush is the most evil guy ever to be in the presidency." And now people are doing exactly what they did to Bill Clinton. I mean, I'm getting the mail that, you know, Barack Obama is the antichrist. Come on.

When we strike the reasonable balance and say, okay, I can completely disagree with this guy's policies but you know what, this part over here is pretty decent or this part over here, we may actually have a chance to be able to make some real progress. Am I living in -- am I sunshine and lollipops today?

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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