Boys are taught by their fathers — or by other adults and role models — how to treat girls and women. But, are girls ever taught how to treat a man? NO. And in that vacuum, Glenn says, we’ve destroyed strong men in America. Instead, we’ve been left with weak ‘boys’ who are reactionary, petty, and distracted. So, how can we encourage STRONG men in America again? In this clip, Glenn breaks it down…
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GLENN: I was talking to my son last night. And we were talking about women, and how to treat women. And my son-in-law said, you know, I've heard you say it over and over again. And I've said it over and over again, to my son. Hey, you don't treat women that way. Hey, you don't hit women. Hey, get the door for your mom. Show respect for women.
And in -- you know, traditional families at least, we are taught, boys are taught by their fathers and others, how to treat a woman.
He asked me, have you ever heard anybody teach their girls how to treat a man? And I thought, no!
I've never heard anyone say, hey. You don't treat a man like that. Have you?
And in that vacuum, we have destroyed man. Men are not men anymore. They're really nothing.
Because a man can be a woman. We are taking apart the genders. And once you take apart. This is the basic building block of all of the universe.
All of the animal kingdom, everything. Male and female.
An egg and the fertilizer. It boils down to science. Not the science. But science. Basic science.
You destroy that, and everything else becomes a lie. Everything else -- because it doesn't get any more basic than egg, fertilize, life. Family.
It doesn't. That's it. That's how it all began, gang. Even if you believe in evolution, those monkeys were doing something in the cave. So we are describing men. Just destroying them.
And I want to talk to you about that. Give me 60 seconds. We'll come right back.
So if you look at, you know, history or you look at even the Bible as a history book, you'll always see men gathering at the gates.
Men gathering at the gates. Why?
Well, the men watched for intruders. They made announcements. They carried out justice there. In the Bible, they convened with angels at the gates. The men at the gates. They were not only responsible for the physical protection of the city, but also the social and the legal and spiritual protection as well.
The men at the gates. And some men, met at the gate. They were protectors. And supporters.
Others were not.
Others also met at the gates. And they were the destroyers. So we still have men at the virtual gates. But most of the men are destroyers, or they're drunk and asleep. And I don't mean -- I don't mean chemically drunk. I mean, spiritually, or temporally, just drunk. They're not on guard.
Men are supposed to be protectors and leaders. And supporters of their family. And their community. Their -- they protect.
How many men are doing that right now? Protecting our communities? Protecting our families?
Oh, cops do that. Leadership in 2022. This ain't ancient times. But it's not even the 1970s anymore. And we're not going back.
And part of that is good. You know, 1950s, all women were housewives. And all men work at the office, and have a briefcase. Man, I'm glad those days are gone. I'm glad. I mean, I think everyone, Stu, that has been in charge of my television division has always been a woman. Hasn't it? The last 20 years?
STU: Often, yeah. Yeah.
GLENN: Yeah. Great! Great!
But where are the men? And I don't mean in positions -- I just mean, where are men?
Where are men that are willing to stand at the gates? See, what's going to happen is, men are going to get really pissed off soon, at all of this stuff. Because they're just being erased. And so there are men now, that are coming back and saying, you know, women should stay at home. I don't know these people.
But I am afraid, that that will -- we've got to go back to tradition. Okay. All right.
Male and female, mom and dad. Okay.
But we need men who defined themselves. Men who serve, men who care. Most importantly, men who are driven, by a moral code.
Do we have a moral code anymore?
You know, look at what we've done. We first destroyed all of our heroes. This is so brilliant. In the way this has been pulled off.
What did they do? They chipped away, for 100 years. At anyone who could be a hero. By the time I was growing up, they had already destroyed the founders and everybody else. And now they were going after other heroes. There was no such thing as an American, anymore.
Someone your kids could look up to. And then the last part, heroes gave up on it. The people who used to, at least, you know, try to do the right thing. Because, hey, the kids are watching me. And the kids look up to me. That was over.
Now it's like, yeah. I'm doing blow. What's the deal?
Yeah. I was doing it at home plate. What's the problem? I'm no role model.
You're a man. You should be a role model.
People just gave up, entirely. On being a man. Well, we're at a place now, where the men and the boys, have to be separated. We have to separate the men from the boys. And I think we're starting to see some real modern day leaders, Ron DeSantis is one of them. Elon Musk is another one.
I want to -- I want to continue our conversation, and the difference between men and boys.
GLENN: Welcome to Friday. The Glenn Beck Program. We're talking about the difference between men and boys. And we need good, strong men to stand up. Not a strong man. Strong men.
You know, our Founders -- did you know that women could vote in the founding era? Did you know that?
This was something that the men of the age understood. The men. The thinking men. I'm sure there were plenty of, my wife -- she's in the kitchen now. She caught on fire last night, on the stove. But she ain't smart enough to vote.
I'm sure those people existed, okay?
But the Founders. The men -- they didn't have a problem with women voting. They didn't have a problem with men holding office.
You know, there was a judge in, where was it? New Hampshire. It was the first black man to be elected. And it was like 1723. And he served 80 years as a black -- or 60 years, as like a black judge, in a white community.
A lot of this stuff is -- is new. And definitely not American. Not American.
Women could vote. But it was one vote for the property. So whoever the property owner was. So, you know, husband. Wife. Widow.
Widower. It didn't matter. One vote.
That all changed. Because I think boys got involved. Greed got involved.
Power became involved. And that's the difference between the men and boys. Boys are reactionary. They're petty. They're distracted. Men are ground. Men are supportive. Men are alert.
There's actually this movement, among the boys, to abolish the 19th amendment. Are you out of your mind?
Well, men don't have a place -- women. Shut up.
Go protect a gate, will you?
Men protect rights. Men protect families.
Men protect common sense and decency. You know, my -- we were talking last night. My grandmother was asked to dance by my grandfather. This was like 1915.
Asked to dance. They had not met before. But he spotted her across the room. And he went unto her and said, hello, my name is Edward Janssen. And would you like to dance?
And she said, no. My grandfather never danced with her after they were married or anything, because he thought, they didn't talk a lot. He thought that she didn't like to dance because she said no. And it was like at their 50th wedding anniversary, that he said, well, she didn't like to dance. And she said, where did you get that? He said, you turned me down to dance. She said, because I didn't know you. We weren't properly introduced.
Now, think of this. Right now. Go ahead. Try to date. People think it's creepy if you go to a bar and you go work up a courage to go up to a girl. This generation is starting to think that's creepy. That's not creepy. That's unbelievably nerve-racking.
Now you just swipe. And people are now getting to this place where, yeah. We're going to have sex. And if the sex is good, maybe we'll date. What are you, out of your mind?
How do you even date?
I know girls -- I know women here, that are not dating, because of that. They're like, I'm just hoping that some guy is going to go, hey. I kind of like the old-timey way, and let's get to know each other.
That's remarkable. That's remarkable. There's something to be said for a code of honor. There's something to be said. I mean, is there a better thing?
I don't want to date you. The dancing thing is probably a little over the top. But we haven't been properly introduced. Meaning, somebody that I know, should vouch for you.
And say, hey. Clara, I want you to meet my friend Ed. You two -- you two should dance.
There's something to be said for -- for that.
We don't have -- there's no trust, at all.
Things are becoming very toxic. Thoughtless.
Sexist. Women are being destroyed. They are. Your girls are not going to be able to compete in sports.
Dave Rubin said to me yesterday, he said, you just wait. Because some guy, who is like the Colin canner in this case of the NBA is going to say, yeah. I'm a woman. And going to the WNBA, and he will crush the women. Then what? I mean, nobody watches it, anyway, so it doesn't matter.
STU: They might start watching it, if that happens.
GLENN: Yeah. I know. I know.
STU: That would be a fun league.
GLENN: We need real men in America again. Men who empower their communities. And everyone in them. Men who say, enough is enough.
Men who thoughtfully choose for themselves, when and what to react to. Men who create peace and not chaos. We don't need any more boys. We don't. We've got plenty of them.
We don't need more boys in our -- you know, between our four walls. We need more men at the gates. Maybe this is just me, because I spent time with my boys yesterday. And they're grown up. And I don't know what -- I can't relate to their world, at all. I don't think any of us can. The world has changed dramatically.
But boys are not being taught how to be men. They're being taught that being a man is toxic. John Wayne said, a good man has to have a code. You know, that's why Yellowstone is so popular. Because as sick and twisted as it is, they had a code.
The sopranos. Why do we like The Godfather?
Because there was a code. Now, it's screwed up. And it's bad.
But there is no moral code anymore. Patrick Henry said, great men overcome the evils of life. Abraham Lincoln has said to say, a man stands his tallest when he stoops down to help a child. Ben Franklin, there's never been a truly great man, who is not also truly virtuous.
We hate dictators, because they're not men, they're monsters. Manhood is not about oppression. It is virtue. Duty, service. That's what our whole life is supposed to be. At the heart of manhood and at the heart of woman hood is love. Love is patient and kind and selfless. It's not irritable. It's not selfish. It doesn't insist on doing things my way.
It rejects darkness. It rejoices in faith, and hope.
That's manhood. At its finest.
Frank Sinatra, you know, some people get their kicks stomping on a the dream. That's all it seems we're surrounded by. People who want to stomp on dreams.
And it's not because -- it's not because they're necessarily negative about it. It's just that they don't -- they don't have success. You're not going to have success. Or if you have success, then I'll lose some of my power, so I'm going to stomp on you.
Look at what is coming for Elon Musk. The good news is, we -- we've heard the phrase before. And I think there is nothing more true and appropriate, to explain today's world than this phrase: Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And weak men create hard times.
We are in the -- in the era of hard times. Because weak, pathetic men have allowed themselves to be stomped into oblivion with lies.
Women need men like fish need a bicycle. Really? Really?
Men can get pregnant.
These are all lies. Men need women. Any good husband knows -- no. Let me rephrase that. Any good husband is like, I give my wife anything. I'll do anything for my wife.
You know, in the worst of times, you're like, just tell me. Just -- just tell me what it is to stop the madness. Just tell me. I don't understand.
But that actually does come from a place of love, and -- and at that point surrender of, I -- I don't speak your language. I don't even know what you're talking about.
And good women are the same. They may not understand, but they just want their husband to be happy. Hard times are here, because we have had weak men. But hard times create strong men.
That means, a new era of good men are just over the horizon.
It's our job to raise them. It's our job to encourage them.
It's our job to be them ourselves.