Today's sign of the Apocalypse: Video game coaches

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If America ever gets into a war that's fought in the video game realm, I like our chances. If we get into a math or science duel… that's another story.

But when it comes to video games, we're golden. And the next generation is apparently going to be even more golden thanks to moms and dads around the country who are helping junior hone his video game skills. Not by simply letting him play for additional hours on nights and weekends. No, no – that's amateur hour. The video gamer parents who truly care are now hiring coaches to help take junior to the next level (pun intended). Coaches are especially in demand for the game called Fortnite.

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've most likely heard of Fortnite, the addictive video game that has swept the nation. It's currently the most popular video game in the world with over 40 million monthly players. This summer the game has sparked concern among some child psychologists for its addictive qualities. One nine-year-old girl from England became so obsessed with playing the game that she wet herself so she could continue playing, then hit her father when he tried to remove her from the game. She is now in a rehab program. No joke.

Fortnite has quickly become a sort of social proving ground for kids, and winning gives them valuable bragging rights. They feel peer pressure to play and to be good at it. So, if their kids aren't racking up any wins in the game, some parents are paying coaches up to $20 an hour to give their child online Fortnite lessons. One online contracting site has hired out over 1,400 Fortnite coaches just since March.

I'm pretty sure video gaming scholarships are one of the signs of the apocalypse.

Some parents are hiring coaches with an eye toward college, where some schools now have varsity video gaming teams and even offer scholarships. I'm pretty sure video gaming scholarships are one of the signs of the apocalypse.

These Fortnite parents say hiring coaches is no different than giving their child tennis or chess lessons. Maybe they're technically right, but it seems very different. And not in a positive way.

As politicians and the mainstream media continue to insist that America is divided and at each other's throats, Dr. Ben Carson has a different message. He joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to discuss his time in the Trump administration and how we move forward and heal America. Overall, he says, we must realize "Americans are NOT each other's enemies."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or enjoy the full interview with Dr. Ben Carson here.

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Does parody even exist anymore? Filmmaker Ami Horowitz recently went to Yale University to ask students to sign his 'petition' to repeal the U.S. Constitution — and they actually did it!

Ami joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" recently to describe how this wasn't just a few people — this was 65 percent of those he asked, and NO ONE seemed to think it was a bad idea.

Watch the video below to hear more from Ami Horowitz:

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

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