Principal SUSPENDED for warning students about cancel culture: 'What happens when YOU do not have dissenting opinions?'

Tennessee Principal Barton Thorne was suspended by Shelby County School administrators in January after speaking with his students about the dangers of cancel culture.

"I want you to understand the problem that's going to face you and your generation if there is no longer a marketplace, a free exchange of ideas," he told them, urging the students to engage in respectful conversations with those who hold differing opinions.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read Thorne's message word for word, and said he doesn't know what's wrong with anything the high school principal said.

Here is are a few excerpts from Thorne's message on Jan. 11 to the students:

"I'm not going to tell you what to think. I just want to help you think. And, no, it's not about the Capitol riots. That was ignorance at the highest levels. I don't know too many people who are going to be okay with what happened. I don't care whose side you agree with. We do not practice sedition. We do not attack our legislature."

"It's what's going on with Twitter and Facebook and Google and Apple, and their decision as private companies to filter and to decide what you can hear and know about. And this isn't about Trump, I'm not getting into that, this is about speech, because there have been times even in American history where a small group of people decided what you can hear. Think about McCarthyism ... think about totalitarian governments, think of North Korea, think of China. What makes those types of systems possible is the restriction and the elimination of the free exchange of ideas."

"…in democracies, we talk about the marketplace of ideas. Well, what happens when the marketplace of ideas becomes a forced monopoly? What happens when you do not have dissenting opinions, when you do not have an exchange on competing ideas—how do you know if your ideas can stand on their own if there is no marketplace of ideas?"

"Any time we allow any group of people to tell another group of people, 'you can't think this. You can't say this. You can't write this. And you can't go to places where it's talked about,' that's just one step away from happening to you. Because right now, it may be that the ideas that you value, that are shared by the people who are in power and filtering those people who are not in power. But it's just one election or one moment away from being flipped."

Thorne's attorney, Daniel Suhr from the Liberty Justice Center, joined Glenn to explain why they're suing, and how the district administrators can use their "immense" mistake as a teaching moment for the students under their charge.

"I hope the school district does the right thing here, which is not just giving Barton his job back, but acknowledging that what he said was right," Suhr told Glenn. "This is a teachable moment. The school district needs to tell its students that if they talk about free speech in a paper, they're not going to get an F. They need to tell other teachers, in this district and across the country, it's okay to talk about the Constitution, to teach basic civics, and not have to watch your back, that the speech police are coming for you. So hopefully the school district does the right thing here, and acknowledges what it did was wrong and illegal."

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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