Twitter was abuzz with leftists claiming that conservatives can't define "woke," but only use it as a racial slur. But Glenn decided to take up the challenge and call out the lies for what they are. In this clip, Glenn explains what "woke" actually means: political correctness turned into a weapon.
Canada is now considering whether to pass a new bill that would turn it into the most authoritarian state in the western world. The “Online Harms Act” is billed as a social media law meant to protect Canadians from harmful content. But it includes some extremely draconian changes to “hate speech” laws that would allow anyone to anonymously charge someone with a hate speech crime — and if they’re successful, they could pocket $20k. Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joins Glenn to explain how this could turn into a massively corrupt industry that would make the Democrats’ persecution of Donald Trump look like child’s play. Plus, he explains how this bill, if passed, would destroy not just free speech, but the free press: “Soon there will be only two kinds of journalists in Canada: government journalists and BANNED journalists.”
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Ezra, welcome.
EZRA: Thanks very much. It's good to be here. But I've got bad news, Glenn.
GLENN: Yeah. What?
EZRA: Canada just introduced the most Draconian anti-free speech censorship bill in our history and in the history of any democratic country. I've never seen anything like it.
GLENN: Hang on. Hang on, Ezra. Ezra Levant.
EZRA: I can't wait. I can't wait.
GLENN: I know. Ezra Levant is the host of the Ezra Levant Show.
He started Rebel News, which is like TheBlaze. Has the same kind of mission as TheBlaze.
Ezra, we just had one of our reporters jailed, picked up by the FBI.
EZRA: Oh, my God.
GLENN: He is the one that is leading the investigation on January 6th.
He was arrested, this morning, about an hour ago.
And we're in real -- we're in real trouble.
As a nation, we're in real, real trouble.
And you guys are following, actually, you are leading, I think.
Because you guys have just introduced a bill yesterday.
That is bone-chilling.
EZRA: Well, what you just reported to me about the rest of your reporters is terrifying. And I know you will absolutely must -- you cannot allow the arrest of journalists, for criticizing your regime to be normalized. That is absolute priority one.
GLENN: As you know, Ezra, that is -- the mainstream media will not cover this. They will not cover it. And it's reprehensible.
EZRA: You know what, if he was on the other side of the political aisle, winning a Pulitzer, there would be national press conferences for him. You would see Amnesty International talking about it. You might even see the United Nations talking about it.
But if he's conservative-oriented, or a critic of the regime, it will be crickets.
Let me tell you what's going on in Canada. Because as I always say, what happens in Canada today, may happen to the US five years from now.
It's like we're a bad time machine to see your future.
This week Justin Trudeau introduced a new bill called Bill C63. It's got a lot of things in it, that are atrocious. He's created a new hate crime bill, life in prison. New hate crime law. There's nothing that gets you life in prison in Canada, not even murder. But hate speech now does.
He's created a pre-crime for hate. If you have, quote, fear of hate, fear of hate. That's the title of the section of the law, you can get a judge to issue a kind of restraining order against your enemy, before he does anything. Before he says anything. And that restraining order can include post-arrests. Giving you up any lawful firearms.
Limiting who he can talk to. Directly or indirectly.
Limiting the places he can go. And requiring him to take urine and blood tests. Just because you are, quote, afraid, he might in the future, say some hate speech.
He doesn't have to have done anything in the past.
This is a pre-crime, like in that science fiction movie, Minority Report. That's in this bill. Let me tell you other things in this bill.
Donald Trump and his tremendous travails with the US legal system. They're covered a lot by the Canadian media, and Justin Trudeau is obsessed with Donald Trump. So he's been watching what Democrats have done.
And he's learned from it. Trump has been prosecuted from high profile prosecutors. Trudeau has one-upped that.
Trudeau has now said that anyone in Canada, even noncitizens can file hate speech complaints against anyone.
And if they're successful, they get $20,000 from the target. And the target has to pay a fine for up to $50.
So let me just say this more clearly.
If there's anyone on social media. This is just a social media law on interviews. If there's anyone who has a YouTube video.
A tweet. A Facebook comment.
That you think creates hate. You can go to the Canadian human rights tribunal. And complain about it.
You don't have to hide a lawyer. You don't have to spend any money. The government will have the hearing. And if your complaint is upheld. You get 20 grand from the victim. So instead of having maybe --
GLENN: Wait. Wait. Wait.
Who gets the 30? The remaining 30?
EZRA: If 20 goes to the complainants and an additional 50 goes to the government, so you're on the hook for 70 grand a pop.
So let's take someone like Jordan Peterson. Every day he's saying something controversial on YouTube and Twitter. Oh, and, by the way, this applies to all your historical work online. So as long as it's still online, and you control it, they can go back through your history. Five years, ten years. And why wouldn't they complain about literally every tweet you make? Literally every YouTube video?
There's no cost. There's no downside. And even if only 5 percent of your complaints get through to the target. You're smacking them with 20 grand for yourself. And the 50 grand fine. This will create a huge industry.
So Trudeau saw what they were doing to Trump. And said, I can do one better. I'm not going to have a few sniper shots. I'm going to have a shotgun blast. I will have hundreds of complaints swarming my enemies. And I don't even have to do it. I will mobilize a woke army. But there's one more thing.
And people can't believe it when I tell it to them. But it's right there in the law, in black and white.
You can make a complaint in secret, and the target of your complaints never gets to know your identity.
You can give evidence in secret. The complaint can be made in secret.
So you can have a company, a political party, a busybody, who is literally filing 100 a day, and you'll never know it. And let me just be clear with one thing. You don't have to be a victim. You don't have to have any standing. You don't have to be mentioned at all. You can just do this as a hobby. As an obsession. As a job. As a political vengeance. Maybe a disgruntled ex-employee. This is all in bill C63. And you take it all together. This is the most Draconian free speech bill, anywhere in the world. Other than, I suppose Iran and China, who just do this stuff naturally.
GLENN: And kill you.
GLENN: So what does that mean to people like you, Ezra? Because you're going to be attacked. Rebel News is going to be attacked. You're out.
EZRA: Let me just. Let me go to first principles for one second. Let me tell you what they're doing at the basic, principle level here.
What is a hate crime? What's hate, Glenn? It's a human emotion. If you never feel any hate in your life, you don't have a fully formed personality.
The challenge in life, is to take these bad emotions, and transform them into positive work. Into reforming the world. Fixing the problem. Hate comes from an underlying grievance. To pass a law to say, we're going to ban hatred. This is impossible. If we pass the love you act, we would number heaven.
To criminalize an emotion, it's just insane.
And that is, actually, what the law governs.
And I know. Because I was charged from a precursor of this law, about 15 years ago, when I published the Danish cartoons of Mohammed.
I was charged with publishing something, quote, likely to expose a person to hatred or contempt, end quote.
So it's a pre-crime. It's a future crime, and it's not to do any actual damage.
It's just to hurt feelings, and that's the thing, is it's so subjective. We're all guilty in advance.
GLENN: So he --
EZRA: But as the Soviet's secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria said, show me the man, and I'll find you the crime.
We're all guilty of having hate in our hearts. So it's just whoever they choose to prosecute who will get dinged.
GLENN: So tell me this won't pass, in parliament.
EZRA: Well, the reason it was introduced this week, is because last week, Justin Trudeau signed a new coalition agreement, with a hard left-wing Socialist Party.
Justin Trudeau does not have a majority of seats in the House. So we signed a coalition deal with an even worse party.
And I fear this will be passed into law. And I fear it -- you know, it will take some time. They are setting up three new censorship agencies.
Not one. But three. There will be three new censorship bureaucracies.
And I think it will take them a number of months to get it going.
EZRA: I think this will probably be operational in 2025. And then it will be the final battle, Glenn.
Because, you know, this will bankrupt any critic of the regime, and then there's those pre-crime restraining orders.
Then there's the actual criminal prosecution, they've created a standalone hate crime law for life in prison. Not even murder gets you that in Canada.
GLENN: So if this passes, you've become a Stasi state. A -- an -- East Germany.
EZRA: Yeah. The secret informants. The secret prosecution. The secret witnesses.
The subjective political nature of the crime. The three different agencies. It's, oh. And they have special rules for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram.
They say, if they get a complaint. A hate complaint, they must take it down within 24 hours. Or be subject to enormous fines.
And so there's no way you can adjudicate if something is right or wrong, or fair or not. In 24 hours.
And the fines are so enormous, basically, a complaint will automatically get things taken down. Again, I will tell you something now. And you probably won't believe me. But I swear it's in the text of the law.
There are fines in there, that can tag global media companies, 8 percent of their global revenue. So Justin Trudeau, sitting up here in Canada, says to Facebook. If you break my law, I will fine you 8 percent of your entire worldwide revenue. That's a 10 billion that are fine.
Now, I think Facebook, YouTube, Google, et cetera. I think they will probably push back on this. Or maybe they will just leave Canada. And Trudeau will be fine with that.
Facebook has already left Canadian news. Because Trudeau said to them, you have to pay $100 million to our list of approved journalists, for the pleasure of linking to them. And Facebook said, that makes no sense.
We're getting out of the Canadian news business. You cannot post a Canadian news story on Facebook. It blocks it. Trudeau is fine with that because that hurts the independent guys like us.
You can't read Rebel News on Facebook. We're blocked, as are every other Canadian news source. We are becoming like China, in that there is this great firewall of Canada going up.
Trudeau would be happy, shutting down any independent sources of news. Soon, there will be only two kinds of journalists left in Canada: government journalists and banned journalists. Glenn.
Dr. Phil's WARNING for Parents & His Advice for Trump's Legal Team | The Glenn Beck Podcast | Ep 211
We were promised a unified society, in which social media brought us together, our justice system was reliable, and parents could trust schools and universities with their kids. So maybe it’s time that we ask, “How’s that working for you?” In this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sits down with renowned psychologist, TV host, and author Dr. Phil to take a deep dive into the mental health of America. Drawing from lessons in his latest book, “We’ve Got Issues: How You Can Stand Strong for America’s Soul and Sanity,” Dr. Phil offers our country a “path back to United America.” But there are many perils along the way. Dr. Phil issues a stark warning to parents about the forces targeting our children in an ever-evolving digital landscape. He and Glenn explore the detrimental effects of social media and unravel the dark underbelly of manipulative Big Tech algorithms. Further, he challenges society’s perception of higher education, arguing that our colleges and universities have become breeding grounds for fear and conformity. Plus, he offers shocking advice for Donald Trump's legal team as the former president and 2024 presidential candidate faces multiple cases across the country. Dr. Phil also shares why he decided to move his entire operation to Texas after 25 years in Hollywood, California, and start a new company, Merit Street Media.
Blaze Media journalist Steve Baker has been arrested by the FBI. His “crime”? Reporting from the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and exposing the Biden regime’s corrupt campaign to brand political dissenters as “insurrectionists” and “extremists.” But there’s a new “threat” that the regime is targeting. It has partnered with the media, Big Tech, and private corporations to create the narrative that Christian conservatives are just a step away from domestic terrorists. And it all begins with their newest label: “Christian nationalist.” Politico has already deployed it to falsely claim that former Trump official Russ Vought and the Heritage Foundation are trying to usher in a theocracy with “Project 2025.” But what does “Christian nationalism” really mean? Should Christians embrace the term, or is this all a trap? Glenn breaks it all down, including why he believes this is an attempt to crack down on your God-given rights. Glenn also speaks with FBI whistleblower Steve Friend, who has some strong words for the FBI agents in charge of Steve Baker’s arrest and a warning about how weaponized the agency has already become against Christians.
House Republicans are moving forward with their promise to release all 40,000+ hours of CCTV footage from the events of January 6, 2021. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) joins Glenn to announce the release of 5,000 hours of footage, partially in response to the FBI’s arrest of Blaze Media journalist Steve Baker. Plus, he tells Glenn that the House plans to release the rest of the footage over the next 8 weeks.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Congressman Loudermilk is on now. He has an announcement of his own today, that I think kind of ties into this. But I don't know what it is. Barry, welcome to the program.
BARRY: Glenn, it's always good to be with you. Not necessarily under these circumstances. But thank you and Steve for the resilience through all this. It's terrible. It's ridiculous. But it's sort of like what my dad told me. He was a medic in World War II. Was involved in the D-Day invasion. Battle of the Bulge, all the way into Germany.
And he used to tell me that, Glenn, they don't shoot at you until you're taking their ground.
GLENN: I know.
BARRY: And we must be over the target. We're taking this --
GLENN: Well, we know, we are, Barry.
You've been a big part of helping us get access to all of the video footage.
And we know we are.
The more footage that is released, the more this looks like a total and complete setup and lie.
BARRY: Well, that's part of the transparency part of the Constitution. That's why we have the freedom of the press, to be able to be transparent and hold government accountable.
And this is why they're trying to strip away, and as you just said, if you're going to go after Steve Baker, you need to go after the dozens of other reporters, that were present, in the Capitol that day. Who didn't do anything wrong. That's why we wanted to make sure that we got these video, regarding Steve and where he was, out early.
GLENN: And I know you guys have worked all night to do that. We got it early, early this morning. And I can't thank you enough for that, Congressman.
BARRY: Yeah. And our staff, I cannot commend them enough. I mean, we have this blue-like thing going through everywhere.
I think half our staff has been sick. Including me this week. But they stayed late. And got this done.
But they were also pushing to make sure we were doing something else today. Literally, just before I came on. Speaker Johnson released what we've been working on, over the past the several -- several weeks.
Is today, I did additional 5,000 hours of video footage.
Will be available on Rumble.
It's going to be rolling out throughout the day. It's taken us a while to get this because it's a technical process.
You've got to convert these video from the CCTV format, into an internet-friendly format. And when we first started doing this, when Speaker Johnson said, let's get them all out there. It was just taking our investigative team, of full-time -- just trying to get all this processed, which was taking us away from the other parts of the investigation.
GLENN: So how many -- how many hours are there in total?
I mean, I know you're going to release 5,000 hours. Is that all of it? Or...
RIKKI: No, no.
We're going to continue doing. Our goal is to continue doing about 1200 hours a day, if we can, through the processing.
So what we've done, I just went to the speaker. I said, look, it's taking all of our time.
I agree with you. We should get all of this on you the there.
But it's taking our investigative teams time just doing this.
And it's taking away from the other important points of investigating January 6. The light and selective committee.
And how they violated rules. And how their report is just a fabrication.
And so I suggested, can we just contract?
Can we find a contractor?
And hire a contractor to come in, and start the process of getting all these videos uploaded. And so he approved it.
And so it took us just a little bit of time to get the contract done. The contractor is working on getting the videos uploaded.
So the 5,000 will be available today.
It may take a little while for them to propagate through the system on rumble.
But we are going to continue every week, with rolling out more and more, just -- you know, anticipating some technical issues or whatever.
We're looking at maybe eight weeks.
That we should have all 40,000 hours up.
GLENN: Barry, is this because of Steve or partly because of what's going on, or the timing?
BARRY: The videos that we're releasing the prioritization of which videos of which we decided to do first.
Is partially because of what Steve is going through.
We -- because that is important to get those angles and those things out.
And it helps us to work on both at one time. And so that was part of it, because we see the direction that certain people are going, and what they're trying to cover up.
And so, we're going to get all the video out there. But we did prioritize some of these angles, and these footages.
And that's what we're looking at. What are the most important to support, the findings in our investigation. As well as, I mean, Steve has been a great team player with us. You know, he gets information. And when he gets something that he thinks is valuable to our investigation. He'll share it with us.
GLENN: We offered it all to -- he offered all of it to the FBI. And, I mean, on day one, when he had it. He was like, if you need it, you can have it.
I mean, he was documenting -- I don't want to get into it.
Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia. Thank you, sincerely, thank you. Appreciate it.
BARRY: Thank you, Glenn. Well, we appreciate all you're doing, and definitely our prayers are with you. I mean, this is -- this is horrendous. It's terrible. We're going to be there, to make sure that justice is done. And -- and that means that the freedom. Our Constitution is upheld. And the truth be known.
GLENN: Yes. Thank you so much, Congressman. Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia. A true friend indeed.