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The Rising American Caste System: My Speech at PHP Las Vegas

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September 4, 2023 5:00 am

The Rising American Caste System: My Speech at PHP Las Vegas

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September 4, 2023 5:00 am

The Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal, but in Joe Biden's America, there is a new rising caste system that orders people based on sex, sexuality, and skin color. Charlie talks about how to escape the mindset the regime wants to impose on you. Then, he explores why TPUSA has been so successful in such a short time, what happens when a society becomes too feminized, why men dress the same for weddings and funerals, and more.

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Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.

I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country.

That's why we are here. So, Charlie, I'm very excited to have you here. Our theme this year is saving America.

What do you think are our top three, four, five, whatever on the top of your head, biggest enemies killing this dream of America and killing this experiment called America? Well, first honor to be here. I love speaking at PHP. You guys have great energy, I got to tell you. Great.

And big fan of Patrick and really what he brings to the world. Look, we could get into this if you want. I think we're in a spiritual war in our country, and I think that we need to acknowledge that. But honestly, look, there's a couple things that I really want to focus on. As a nation right now, we are struggling to be able to articulate what it means to be an American.

And so personally, if you look at what has made America a different country, what has made it the greatest country ever to exist in the history of the world, it's that the country I grew up in and we are losing it, we care much more about what you can change versus what you can't change. For example, I don't care about the color of your skin. I do not care about the color of your skin. I care about your character. I care about your actions. I care about the results. I care about your grit. I care about your hustle. I care about your integrity. I do not care about the color of your skin.

And guess what? You shouldn't either. I care about things you can change and things you can improve upon. We're losing that in this country. Instead, people feel as if their identity is either in their skin color or their, you know, their personal sexuality. The country, America's, the promise of America is it does not matter who my parents were.

If you go to India, India's a different country than America, you're in a cast system. America's now becoming a recast society where you're supposed to be put in a box based on, let's just say pre-programmed identity characteristics. And this is disempowering for all people, by the way. And so what is harming, you know, the American experiment or the promise of America? We are teaching our young people to participate in what I call the Oppression Olympics. It's a competition of who can get the most points because I'm the most oppressed person. Instead, it should be, so what? Work harder, wake up earlier, stop doing drugs, stop drinking, save money, stop gambling the money away.

I know you're in Vegas, so it might not be popular, but whatever. The message should be, I don't want to hear your complaining. Look, I talk a lot about the problems of the woke or whatever. Honestly, you know what the division in America really is? Between people who complain and people who produce. It's that simple. That's the true division in America. And look, there's some things you can legitimately complain about, but then the question is, what do you do about it?

Do you own that? And if you assume that in your actions and your beliefs and you know this, or instead do you say, that's actually not a true picture of who I am. I'm going to become a better version of myself.

I'm afraid we're losing that. This is not even political, quite honestly. This is an existential question for the nation. And by the way, for those of you that want to make money and earn a good living and build wealth, I could tell you, you will never be the best version of yourself if you allow other people to convince you that you can't be better because of your skin color, because of your sexual identity, because of the community you came from. You must resist those narratives at all costs if you truly want to be successful in America.

It's awesome. Charlie, I'm Filipino by DNA in that realm. I was raised in Chicago. We were raised in Morton High School in Berwin-Sister City, and I wasn't raised around a lot of Filipinos. It was an Italian neighborhood.

It was a Latino neighborhood, African American neighborhood right there. Anyway, my cousins always ask me, how come you're not considered one of the top Filipino American businessmen in the country? I said, I don't care about being a top Filipino.

I care about being a top businessman, period. But I want to be a devil's advocate, Charlie. Chicago is one of the most racially segregated big cities in America. We know that.

We know who lives on the North Side, South Side, Burbs, Lake Forest, Palatine, Schaumburg, etc. It's easy for you to say that, Charlie. You got this whole white privilege going on for you. It's easy for you to say that. What would you respond to that?

Yeah, so a couple of things. I didn't go to New Trier. I had a nice upbringing, no doubt.

But I'll tell you where I grew up. I went to Wheeling High School, which was a minority, majority high school. So I was a minority as a white male. And looking back now 10 years, the high school has changed a lot.

Do you know what was remarkable about my four years in high school? Nobody cared about race. There was no BLM.

There was no white privilege walks. You know what we cared about? We cared about whether or not you were a good person. We cared about your actions. We cared about whether or not you wanted to apply yourself to become the best possible version of yourself. And so I laugh, you know, when people will say, oh, you know, you have white privilege.

And I say, well, let's stay. Are you your own individual? Are you your own individual person? Let's just isolate that.

Everybody has problems, whether it be single motherhood, sickness, cancer. Those are not isolated to one particular racial group. And let's pretend for a second that white privilege is legit and real, which it isn't. It's not. But let's pretend that it is, okay?

Let's pretend that it is. Now, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to spend the rest of your life being an activist on the side of the road with a sign? Or are you going to go be the best entrepreneur that you can, create a business, push yourself to new levels?

That's the question. And what I resist at all costs are mass narratives that disempower the potential of the entrepreneur. Why is America the greatest nation ever to exist in the history of the world? One of the other reasons is that if you want to be successful, meritocracy allows you to do that. So a meritocracy allows you and rewards the best possible decisions and you climb up the climb up the ladder appropriately. And you look at this, I'm sure a lot of you are first generation or second generation Americans. Why are we the envy of the rest of the world?

What have we done differently? Well, we've set up our systems in such a way, and we're losing it, where you yourself can make those good decisions. You could save money. You can delay gratification so that you can then have a better future. You want to get rich? The secret to getting rich? Charlie, how'd you get successful?

You delay feeling immediately good. And then one day you can get successful. You want to know who remains poor?

People that spend money on immediate highs, liquor, alcohol, drugs, other Vegas centric activities. And look, I can get into the numbers of the figures into all like, oh, this white privilege thing and all this. If that's going to be your life's calling to just complain about this, you've already lost. You're going to remain permanently government addicted and poor. I guarantee it. However, if you say, okay, there might be some truth, not some truth.

I'm happy to get into numbers. I'm not interested in that right now. Instead, have you done everything you possibly can? And so I, you know, I get lecture, I go to college campuses and so you don't have to, and I hear all these ideas and you know, there's this, there's people that are overweight. They haven't shaved in like two months and their hair is down to their hips and they're telling me that America is systemically racist and that we're going to die of climate change and that I need to give my money because I'm part of the 1%. And I'm like, how about you make your bed and get a haircut before you lecture me that I need to give away my hard earned money.

Like, why don't you go and improve yourself? And what I'm getting at is you must break free of the mass media simulation that seeks to control you. You understand they want to make you permanent consumers addicted to government programs, addicted to substances. They don't want you to be trim. They don't want you to be healthy. They don't want you to be taking the best supplements or eating the best food.

They want you to be androgynous consumers where you are miserable, where you are quite honestly depressed on antidepressants all day long. The best way to break free of that is to say, I am not going to, to consume what the mass media networks are feeding me. I am my own sovereign being made in the image of God.

And I'm going to flourish beyond the bad guy's wildest imagination. I would say this, Charlie, when I initially met you, George Palayo Unity had invited me to speak at the regional conference. And you're one of the speakers in a regional, a smaller conference than this. So I had first time to interview backstage, meet you. And you just had recently gotten married.

I will say it right now. You look more fitter after getting married. And by the way, you guys, you weren't even concerned. Are you want to do the 22 pushups?

Want to do 22? Only thing we worried about was can I do that in my suit? And so the typical guy today is worried about doing pushups. So if I'm with you in high school, and if I read about some of the ARGs about you in high school, you're constantly challenging liberal teachers in high school. And I was a goofball in high school. If I was voted to be something in high school, I'd be voting stupidest laugh and sense of humor.

But you're being voted the crazy kid, the kid that was out there. So what got you to start thinking that way to challenge your your teachers? So I want to just tell you a little bit more about my story. I never went to college.

So I've been 11 years as an entrepreneur, all sorts of different nonprofits, businesses, you know, travel the country, travel the world. And I just want to encourage you. If you do not have that worthless piece of paper from a local college, you could still succeed to great heights in this country.

Okay. Now, if you do have that worthless piece of paper from college, it means nothing. It means nothing.

It doesn't do anything for me. In fact, it probably might tell me some other things about what I have to deprogram you. I guarantee you some of you right now have friends, family, parents that are saying, oh, why didn't you get that piece of paper?

Why didn't you go one hundred thousand dollars in debt? And you're probably at this event and you probably hear that whisper. You probably hear that you're like, man, can I still succeed? Because the media, the government, your leaders think you're stupid if you do not have that piece of paper.

Do you let me prove it to you. Do you notice how they do political polling in this country? They do college educated and non college educated.

What are they really telling you? This is what the smart people think and this is what the dumb people think. But who has wisdom? It's a much, it's a much deeper question. The least wise people in American society go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford.

They believe men can give birth, literally. There is more wisdom in the PHP community and the plumbing community and the electrician community than all the halls of the Ivy League schools. And let me tell you why.

Because you're here because you want to be more and you are rejecting this idea of just staying still. I think that's beautiful. Honestly, some of the most entitled people are the people that go to Brown or Dartmouth because they think they have it made. So I didn't go to college. We're partners in that way. And you know what?

It's been the best thing for me. Well, I'm already pretty driven. You know, I work pretty hard and have, literally, I was tallying it up, traveled 3,100 days in the last 11 years. Millie and Meyer Club and every single airline, you know, visited all 50 states 10 times over, the whole thing. But what motivates me sometimes, and I want this to be motivation for you, is when some snob, sanctimonious person comes up to you and they say, oh, yeah, you didn't go to college?

What do you have to offer? The next time you hear that, you say, I'll show you. Because they're always going to try to keep you down.

Here's why. And because you're not in the club. It's almost a secret society where the way you enter the club is a special diploma or a special piece of paper. What would challenge them and empower you is all of a sudden they realize that there are hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs that want it more, that can create value in such unbelievable ways because you didn't need to go to those four years in college. But what was I like in high school? Look, I mean, to answer the question, I mean, it kind of comes full circle. Look, I wanted to be successful.

It was an interesting thing. When I first started at Turning Point USA, I thought desire was an equally distributed, let's just say, characteristic in people. If you simply want it more than your competition, that's a big deal. That alone, you don't need to be even smarter.

You don't even have better ideas. Just pure grit, hustle, and desire. That alone can be a huge defining characteristic in that way. And so, look, I want to just kind of finish the question on this. There will be people that try to say no and try to keep you down at every single turn.

I've experienced it. But you have a choice. And this is what's so beautiful about acknowledging you're a sovereign being, you're not a cog in the wheel, you're not going to be an androgynous consumer, is that you can use the condemnation or you didn't go to college, you're not smart. You can use it as an excuse to stay fat and lazy, or as an excuse, as fuel to the fire to say, I'm going to show that person. I could tell you, that is a darn powerful motivational tool to then 11 years later, when I look back at my top, my high school classmates that now have $200,000 in debt, and they studied North African lesbian poetry at NYU.

And they're, they're serving triple shot frappuccinos posting on Facebook on America's systemically racist. And I was like, you know what, you have the piece of paper, toilet paper. I'm married. I have a daughter. I love my country. I have purpose.

I'm joyful. We have a beautiful organization, but hey, keep your piece of paper, pal. Yes.

Yeah. Give it up. Yesterday, Charlie, I gave a talk on who wants to be a millionaire. And I said, who is raised in the language of broken knees and who was raised in the language of rich and ease or Milanese. And so, uh, your, your father, uh, Robert Kirk was an architect and a investor and entrepreneur in senior living communities, which is awesome because it's the community I forgot my parents in now. Um, did your dad raise you with this type of language?

Did he, did he plant these seeds of how to look at the word world from an entrepreneur perspective? How did your dad raise you? I have great parents. In fact, here's how great my parents were. When I said I wasn't going to college, they didn't try to completely disown me from the family, which is, uh, that's a mark.

That's Mark of great parents. So look, I grew up around entrepreneurs and so what is an entrepreneur? An entrepreneur is a problem solver.

It's that simple. Who here wants to be rich? I want to be rich. I want to be successful. Great. Find a problem and solve it.

You'll get rich. It's that simple. Find something people are complaining about.

Remember the division of America, complainers and producers, complainers and creators, and then solve the problem. I can't get away. I can't get around Vegas very quickly or cheaply. Okay. How about we have a ride share service? We'll call it Uber or Lyft. Oh, I, you know, the coffee really is awful at the local gas station. Okay. We're going to revolutionize what we do.

Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, find something people are complaining about and then develop a solution and then you're able to get rich. And so what it requires though, is it requires an entire mindset shift. And here's my, one of my challenges for you is to start realizing the thought patterns that might be holding you hostage or prison that are actually keeping you in a place of control, not in a place of growth. And the best way to isolate this is by journaling. Journaling is great because it's intentionally slow.

You cannot write as fast as you think. Therefore, it requires you to be precise in what you're actually thinking. And so if you journal every single day, you're like, wow, I'm really negative about myself. Like I'm over, I'm over focusing on the heaviness and the pessimism. And then all of a sudden you could be like, you know what, I'm going to develop better thought patterns. There's a great book called the gap in the game that really emphasizes this. It's changed my life.

It's a great book, but you have a total choice over what type of thought matrix is you are going to bring into your own life, which is really beautiful when you think about it, because the rest of society of colleges and the media would actually lead you to believe that you are not able to control the attitude you bring to the rest of your life. Doing this for 11 years, I've had a chance to meet over 200 billionaires, meet people all across the world. What's the one thing the rich, the wealthy and the successful have in common more than anything else? It's not their intelligence. It's not. It's not even that they all went to college.

It's not. It's the attitude that they bring to life. The attitude of self-made entrepreneurs of high levels is an attitude that you present something that 99% of the world would consider to be an impediment. They look as an opportunity. It is the biggest reason that divides the wealth creators versus people that are permanently government addicted. Crazy.

Yeah, there you go. I was thinking about our CEO, Patrick McDavid, doesn't have a college degree, immigrant. Our top income earners of PHP, 95% don't have a college degree. I don't have a college degree. You don't have a college degree. Success leaves clues.

I'm thinking about Turning Point USA. You took your graduation money. As I was researching, how did you create this organization? There's a gentleman that you tracked down. What's his name?

Foster Freeze. You're 18, 19 years old. You hit him up. You're getting ready.

He donates $10,000 to your organization. Can you tell me what that preparation is like? How old were you at that time? 18, 19 years old?

Yeah, 18, 19. You were prepared. You were ready to have a conversation with him.

This is what drives me nuts. I met a college kid recently. I said, what are you studying? He said, I'm studying entrepreneurship.

I said, well, that is a waste of time and money, man. You don't study entrepreneurship. You do entrepreneurship.

Here's the thing. I give advice to entrepreneurs all the time. We've been so blessed. We have 350 employees at Turning Point USA. We do over $80 million in revenue. We have 280,000 donors.

Praise God, beyond my wildest expectations. One of the things I learned about being an entrepreneur is that you could get into a place of paralysis in planning. I have to have the business plan perfect. No, you don't. Then I have to. No, you don't. The only thing you have to be able to answer is why. That's it. All the other stuff is easy.

You could hire people for that and figure it out. So when I met Foster Freeze in a stairwell, I had no money, no connections, no idea what I was doing. I decided I was going to take a gap year off college. Ended up being, again, 11 gap years.

It's an ongoing, it's a gap decade. I had no idea what I was doing, but I had passion and I had the why. My why was very simple. I love America and we're losing it.

I want to do something about it. That was my answer. And he was like, well, what are you going to do?

And I threw out all these ideas and they were, half of them were awful. But he sensed the passion because I had the why that was configured correctly. If you understand your why, you can get through any, any what or how, any. And so when you, when you try to go into business as an entrepreneur and you're thinking about all the obstacles or, you know, I have to perfectly plan this, you understand that is a prison mindset. If you, if you bet on yourself in an entrepreneurial scenario, you're going to be adjusting along the way anyway. And you're like, oh, well this or that, or you're going to be learning in real time, but it requires you to first take that, that first step.

And that's what we did at Turning Point USA. And I mean, I didn't know how to do payroll or hire people or fire people or any of it, but you learn along the way. And that's the other thing, surround yourself with successful people that are ethical. You, you end up being the average of who you spend, the five people you spend the most time with. So another kind of homework assignment for you, write down who you spend time with, the five most people you spend time with, that's who you are. So if you spend time with gossipers, with low energy complainers, if you spend time with people that are always kind of getting a buck for free, that's who you're going to be. But if you spend time around people like Patrick Bet-David, people that are high energy, that are ethical, that are pushing boundaries, looking for solutions, that is going to rub off on you. Audit your relationships and purge the people that are weighing you down.

You will become better because of it. Crazy. He asked for 10 grand.

You guys got to ask people for 199. So let's talk about that. So when you are recruiting people to Turning Point USA, it's a nonprofit. There's not a lot of upside there. We have a lot of upside here. You could be a millionaire. You could be financially free and not so much in the nonprofit world. So what message are you selling people to come on board to Turning Point USA? Who's the enemy?

How do you retain them? And what's the upside for them to want to stick with you? Yeah, it's a great question. I mean, so in the nonprofit world, there's a lot of comfort. There's a lot of just slow moving. We're entrepreneurs.

We move super fast. That's why we've gone from zero dollars to 80 million dollars in revenue in 11 years. And we're the largest in the conservative space because we bring kind of this entrepreneurial disruptive mentality to a space that is otherwise honestly boring and comfortable. We're able to attract the best talent, not because I can pay them the best. If they want to go make more money, go work for Goldman Sachs.

Go work for Google. But do you know what I tell them? You're never going to have to be asked your pronouns at Turning Point. You're not going to have to go through some stupid struggle session and you get to actually wake up every single day and be fulfilled. Your soul will be fed and watered in a way that you would be not even close to at a regular corporate job. At Turning Point USA, we have the best staff in the country that works their tails off because every single day they could say, I am waking up to save America.

I am waking up to do the work to help make sure my grandkids can live in a free society. And I've got to be honest, the upside has just been tremendous. And we're able to recruit great talent. We're able to get people engaged and involved. And we have members of Congress now. Many of you know Candace Owens, who got her start at Turning Point USA, a great and powerful voice.

And so if you get the why correctly, then that purpose fills the void in a very, very powerful way. Candace Owens just interviewed Andrew Tate. Our CEO flew to Romania to interview Andrew Tate. His message seems to be suppressed. He just finally got released from a home, a home arrest. What do you think is keeping the powers that be afraid of that message that Andrew Tate is bringing out to the world?

Yeah, I mean, look, Andrew is a very smart man, and I'm not going to get into all the accusations against him. I don't know the truth. I don't know the truth.

We'll find out. But I will say this. What he says is so powerful.

And let's let's emphasize on that. What Andrew Tate is doing is he's communicating a warning of what happens when society becomes too feminine. Now, if I offend you with this, good, because honestly, it's the truth.

And you need to hear it. So by the way, for the ladies in the audience, I would venture a guess. You are underwhelmed by the feminization of American women. You are underwhelmed by the feminization of American men as it's happening around you.

I hear it all the time. So as society can become too feminine, it also can become too masculine. OK, so we know what happens when a society becomes too masculine.

You get Mussolini, right? You get too dictatorial, too rigid. That's where you, quote unquote, get the kind of authoritarianism that we're against. But have we ever thought deeply what happens when a society archetypically becomes too feminine?

That's an interesting question, isn't it? Well, all of a sudden you get the complete disregard for rules, customs and guardrails because you want to accept all things. You get you get feelings based societal governance over rationality based societal governance. It is the man's job in a marriage and a when you raise a child to say no.

That is my job as a father. No, no, no, no, no. In a society when you do not have people saying no, really bad ideas start to metastasize and infect the entire culture. And so let's just use a great example. It is, in my personal opinion, and I think in the opinion of the natural law, evil and wrong to support the chemical castration of children launder the guise of gender affirming care. Absolutely. Absolutely.

Evil and wrong. A masculine energy would say, we're not putting up with this. It's not going to happen.

No, no, no. But a feminine energy would say, well, I want to care for them. I want to have compassion for them. I want to have compassion to, you know, how you have compassion, not by chopping off their balls. Okay. That's right.

Or getting them lupron. So look, Andrew Tate, controversial figure. But honestly, is Andrew Tate saying anything that 30 years ago would not have been commonplace to say we are seeing the American man, porn addicted, lowest testosterone rates in 30 or 40 years, least married, least purpose, most suicidal in history.

Why? It's because our society is configured towards collapsing the American man. That's bad for men. It's bad for women.

It's bad for our country. And that's, I think one of the reasons why Andrew Tate has become so unbelievably successful is he does it in an eloquent and charismatic way with a lot of wisdom. And if you wanted to conquer a country, you would have the men start becoming women and killing themselves. When you're looking at, whew, that was big, big, big. So is that unbelievable? When you're looking at where men are today, you just got married a couple of years now? Yeah.

Okay. So for the singles that's here, how did you go about finding your wife, your spouse, your partner? Yeah, I'm a big fan of marriage. And if you're not married, I highly encourage it. So here's, and have as many kids as you possibly can. By the way, having kids is like the best thing ever.

Look, if you know anything about my podcast or my public commentary, I tend to push back against like prevailing garbage in the media. I think hookup culture is so bad for society. I think that overindulging in these hookup apps is so terrible. I think pornography is destroying American men at such high levels. And again, I'm not moralizing in this sense. Like, I literally mean this, that if you're struggling with it, I totally get it.

These are predatory products. I'm just telling you, you can live a deeper life if you don't engage in these things. Look from a biblical standpoint, I think marriage is one of the most awesome things that God has given us. And I don't think we do a good enough job of celebrating marriage in our society.

I don't think we lift it up as this beautiful ideal. And you know, I, I went to a college campus recently and they said, you know, I asked them a very simple question. What is a woman? They couldn't answer the question, obviously, because they're so smart.

They can't answer the most basic stuff. And you want to know what a woman is? Marry one.

You'll find out very quickly. And this idea that men and women are exactly the same, only unmarried people could come up with an idea as stupid as that. Men and women are exactly the same, right?

Get married for like a week. And what you realize is in marriage, it is two polar opposite type of, not polar opposite, in some ways, but opposite parts that come together in a union for a purpose. And it's not just the purpose of raising children, right?

It's the purpose of fighting for the good, the true and the beautiful, of supporting one another, of trying to honor the divine. And you don't get that just through a Tinder date. That's shallow. That's just, that's just seeking an orgasm.

Like, okay, anyone can do that. Here's a good rule for life. The hard things are the beautiful things.

Things that require work are going to nourish your soul a lot more than like, oh, I met this person at a Vegas bar. Be careful by the way with that. And by the way, I'm not, if you, if you did that last night, like, okay, you know, there's God forgives, whatever. So just ask for forgiveness and God will give it to you generously.

I mean that like, honestly, we're all sinners. What I'm trying to get at though, is when you get married, you realize like, wow, my life was completely empty before that. And there's a reason why the dress for the man is the same at a wedding and a funeral. You ever think about this? Because you're saying goodbye to your previous self. The woman is the icon, the symbol of beauty, almost always in all white, right? Ascendant. The man is usually in black and white, like he's attending somebody's death because it is his death.

No, but think about it. It's the death of the bachelor mindset. It's the death of promiscuity. It's the death of the wandering eye. It's the death of immoral behavior. It's the death of texting girls casually. It's the death of I get to do what I want to do. It's the death of just going to the bar with friends. It's the death of acting like an infant. It's the death of playing video games till 1 a.m. And it's the birth of a man.

Boom. Hit a chord there, bro. So you brought up the Bible, so let's go down that road. You brought up the Bible, let's go down that road.

I often look at Proverbs and Ecclesiastes as a way to model my life. Same author, Solomon. Correct. And he was the son of David. And he was hanging out with Bathsheba and etc.

And Solomon did not finish well, but that's correct. Right, because David had mighty men, Solomon had mighty women. Lots of them.

Lots of them. But Proverbs 31 also is a great framework for women, for a woman of noble character. And so when I'm looking at my wife like, wow, she checks off all the boxes. And I'm thinking about as a man and his perspective, because the way I commit to my wife is the way I commit to my business. How you do one thing is how you do everything.

And when you're looking at the Bible in terms of finance and money, God and money, a lot of people are raised into thinking that, hey, Charlie, you've got a lot of money. It's a sin. You should just be content.

Relax. You shouldn't be so damn ambitious. God's going to provide. What would you say to Christian and believers out there that being rich is a sin?

So first of all, I love the word. And if you're not in a relationship with Jesus Christ, I encourage you to do that. It'll change your life. And I want to see you guys in heaven. Amen. So, and if you're not convinced and you're like, oh boy, I didn't come here to hear religion. Well, look, God loves you so much that he would even bring you to Las Vegas to hear about his son.

So I came here to do things that I will not do at home. Too bad you're hearing about Jesus Christ. You're getting it right here. Okay. So I love the word so much. The more you read the word, the more it reads you. It's this relationship.

It's infinitely deep. The harmony, the harmonizing of the scriptures. And I've been doing a deep study of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus numbers in Deuteronomy, but that's, we can talk about that if you want. You're, you're, you're talking about two things. Number one is a misreading of Jesus's commandment around money. He says, the love of money is the root of all evil. Okay. None of you should love money. You should not. Instead, you should understand money is a tool.

It's a, it comes from a Greek word techne, a technology. You can use it for good or you could use it for bad now, but what does Jesus say about multiplication? This is a much more important teaching. The parable of the talents is one of the strongest lessons towards modern economy and entrepreneurs. If you're not familiar with the parable of the talents, Jesus, our Lord is talking to his disciples about a scenario. He talked in parables and it was a way that we could better understand, you know, what God wants to tell us. So, so Jesus says, look, there's three people.

Okay. And they're all given a certain distribution. And by the way, this is totally true. If I picked three random people and I brought them up on stage and I said, you get $5, you get $5 and you get $5 a day later, someone would have $0. Someone would have $20 and someone would have a hundred dollars. And in the parable of the talents, one of the people hides their money, right?

Under a rock. Another person modestly multiplies. And another person tremendously multiplies that money. So the person that hid their talent. Now a talent can actually be applicable to your actual talents or money, right?

So it actually in the story meant money who did nothing with it, who hid it under a rock, received condemnation in the parable. How dare you do nothing with what God has given you. Every single one of you, this is why I can't stand when people say, follow your heart. That's bad advice. Don't do that. Okay. I'm going to do what I love.

Don't do that. Do what you're good at. Every single one of you has a God given skill, every single one of you. So you might say, well, Charlie, I don't know what my skill is. What do people compliment you on?

That is different. Maybe you're good at noticing, good at writing, good at speaking, good at organizing, good at empathizing, good at whatever it is. Find that skill that you don't truly hate and then pursue that.

Whatever it is for me, my number one love would be college football. Like, okay, but yeah. Right. Yeah.

Got one college world fan. That's great. But it's not the thing I'm best at. I enjoy what I do and obviously I've learned to love it, but I'm, I'm good at speaking. I'm good at communicating. I'm good at writing.

I'm good at doing these things. And so in the parable of the talents, Christ wants you to identify what God has given you and to take it and make more of it and to multiply it. And that is across the board, including financially. Now I'm not going to do the whole like prosperity gospel thing where God wants you to be rich and all this.

I could tell you, God does not want you to be sitting still. That is a fact and I'll prove it to you. All of us need to read Genesis 12 and the story of Abram.

And that applies, especially to men, but applies to women too. Get off your tail, leave your father's home and go on an adventure. Genesis 12 is this incredible thing. So it's the city of Babel and Genesis.

Sorry, I could go. Genesis 11 is this crazy story. City of Babel.

They want to build a one world government. God says not so fast. Sound familiar anyway. So Genesis 12, you hear about this guy, Abram living at his parents' home till it was like seventies, like sitting around and God says, get up, go on an adventure. And boy, was it ever an adventure. God does not want you to be comfortable. He wants you, as it says in Joshua one nine, be strong and courageous to go forth. Do you think Moses was thrilled when he was in Midian? He had a great life. Father-in-law likes him. That's not always the case.

I think it is for me, but you can get married, you'll realize that. Father-in-law likes him, right? Jethro, everything's great.

And he's just going for a stroll. And that darn bush had to be on fire. And his life changed forever. In fact, it changed so much that in Numbers and Deuteronomy, Moses repeatedly says, God, why did you make me do this? These people won't stop complaining.

These people are the worst. He's talking about the Hebrews. He's like, why? And God says, because I told you, and I am who I am.

Tough luck. But he called them on an adventure that changed human history. Time and time again, the heroes of the Bible are people that leave comfort and they go towards adversity.

They leave what is easy and they go towards what is good. And that is a call for each and one of your lives. Come on, come on. Come on. Speaking of scripture, 1 Timothy 4-12 says, don't let anyone look down on you because you are young.

But set an example for the believers in speech and conduct and love and faith and impurity. Charlie, you're 29 years old. I get the top 10 questions I've been personally asked here down the hallway. Matt, how do I get to people because I'm young? How do I get people to believe me because I'm young?

It didn't seem like you've had a problem with that. Yeah, so here's my advice, especially if you hear that a lot. Every single one of you now, thanks to these literal supercomputers, for no charge, you can take learning very seriously.

Every single one of you should do this. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to be a lifelong learner. You should be reading at least 50 books a year. You should be listening to fulfilling, soul-enriching content for two hours a day, and you should cut out all of the soul-depraving Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, all that. So you only have so much time. You only have so much energy. So you have to choose not just what you eat physically, but are you going to consume junk food in television, junk food in radio, junk food in podcasting?

You want to be taken seriously? Read 50 books over the next decade. That's 500 books, 50 books a year for the next decade. That's 500 books on entrepreneurial and American history, on finance, on economics. There's no lack of them, right? And they're all out there.

By the way, most of them, they're like 20 bucks a pop, but if you want to, there's like free versions. There's YouTube lectures. There is no excuse for anybody in this room to not take learning seriously.

So there's two ways. So let's talk about wisdom, right? Proverbs and Ecclesiastes is the book of wisdom.

So Solomon, God comes on to Solomon, Solomon, what do you want? He says, I want wisdom. And so what is wisdom? Wisdom is the knowledge of things that don't change. Wisdom is the knowledge of eternal truths. Wisdom are things that will be just as true a hundred years from now as they were 200 years prior. Knowledge can change, right? Knowledge is facts and figures.

Who's the governor of this center that that's important, but wisdom is answering much more important questions. What is good? What is evil? What is our relationship with God? Why are we here? What is my purpose?

Where am I going after I die? What is love? What is mercy? What is, what is justice? What is prudence? What is temperance? What are the best people?

Who are the worst people? What are the best form of governments? These are things that matter a lot more than facts and figures that you could recite quickly just to take a test. Every single one of you has in front of you an ability to obtain wisdom. So there's two ways to get wisdom. One is through a lot of life experience, multi decades of suffering, and you might get some wisdom. Or you can pursue texts, authors, and writers that have presented these things, the Bible being one of them.

But there is an unlimited canon in the Western tradition that is accessible to each and every one of you that you're like, wow, I never thought of that before. And where does wisdom truly begin? Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord, understanding that there is a God, and you are not him. Those two truths. And if I may just say one other thing on this, why are college campuses some of the most idiotic environments on the planet?

Because they don't honor God. Without God, there is no wisdom. These are godless institutions where they are constantly scrapping and searching for answers when it's accessible to each and every one of us. So if you want to be taken seriously as a young person, listen more than you speak, read more than you project. So delete your social media apps on your phone, and instead, dive deep into the great ideas.

When I say Charlie, how do I do this? So I've partnered with Hillsdale College, free resource, charlieforhillsdale.com. It's charlieforhillsdale.com. 35 online courses, they'll enrich your life significantly from the Bible to Aristotle to American history.

If you are a lifelong learner, you will be successful and you will be an accomplished entrepreneur. That's awesome. I think there's some people here that went to Hillsdale College as well.

So Greg and Beth Smith, I think when they went to Hillsdale College over here. When you're looking at children, you're around Trump a lot. You know, we talked about accessibility. You know, you just did an event in Florida a few weeks ago where the top conservative candidates presidential candidates were on stage rocking the stage. And, and you you're going on PPD podcast on about Yeah, I text the census account, but it takes me a minute. But I call Trump and he picks up. When you're around his family around his kids, how, from your observation, how is he raised his kids to integrate and see them as part of his personal life and business life? I can I just like riff on Trump just for a second?

Yeah. So look, I'm sure you guys all look, I'm sure you guys all have mixed opinions of him. I honestly have heard it all. I really don't care. So I mean, I'm not here to convince you.

Otherwise, I'm just going to convince you one thing, okay, that you might hate the man, you might love the man, you might think he's terrible, you might want him in prison, or whatever. If you want to be an entrepreneur, listen, very successful and listen very carefully. I'm telling you, okay. You will experience adversity in life. It's a guarantee. There'll be times where you get sued, you get lied about, you get leaked on by a former employee.

All these things are a guarantee of being an entrepreneur. And we hear about on the media, every single negative of Donald Trump, narcissist, egotist, whatever. Do we ever hear about the virtues of Donald Trump ever?

Let me tell you one. I pray that you guys are a fraction as tough as he is when the whole world comes collapsing down around you or around him. And you might say, Oh, Charlie, that doesn't convince me. If you are facing 600 years in federal prison, literally like 100 different lawsuits, everybody coming against you. I don't know if I'd have the fortitude to keep on going.

But I just want you to look at him in a different way the next couple of weeks and say, boy, he has every reason to give up every single reason to say no more because you will be in a place in life in the next decade or two where it feels like the walls are closing in, where everything is collapsing. And I want you to look and say, you know what, despite all the negatives I hear about him, I think it is darn admirable that this guy keeps on fighting and he keeps on scrapping and you will not give up. So as far as his kids, he's raised great kids.

Look, I'm biased. President Trump has been a great friend. We've gotten to know each other really well.

He treated me super well. I'm awfully defensive of him in the sense of just like, I don't think people really understand who he is. He's an alpha beast entrepreneur that loves his country, that is the bodyguard of Western civilization.

He's like New York City entrepreneur developer meets UFC fighter, you know, meets just like, I want to see the country in a better place. And I really am, I'm saddened by where we're at in the country, regardless of your politics. I really, it doesn't really bother me. I think we can all agree that it's just flat out wrong that you can use the instruments of government to go indict, like honestly, if you hate Trump so much, go beat him at the ballot box, like stop indicting him.

Okay. You are cutting in line to try to interrupt a direct referendum of whether or not you want this person to be an elective office or not. And so the other thing I'll say about this, I've never seen a human being work as hard as Donald Trump. I just had, I had dinner with him a couple of weeks ago in Bedminster, New Jersey, and like, I'm a pretty high energy guy and he exhausts me, like exhausts me, like after two hours of a dinner with him, I'm like, I got to go to bed. He's like, and how about this and this guy and this, have you seen this thing? And like, and this, and get me, it's like, Oh my goodness.

And 77, 77. And I think it's Benjamin Button. I think he's getting younger. It's like unbelievable. I see him. He's like, he's looking fitter and better.

And in some ways, like all this opposition is like a life force to him. And I'll kind of just repeat what I said in a different way though, which is, you know, it it's easy to complain. It's easy to give up. It's easy to do all those things, but you are go, there's going to be a question where there's a fork in the road. Do I surrender or do I persevere?

Do I surrender or do I persevere? And I I've learned the lesson firsthand from him that whenever I come against opposition, then I'm going to keep on pushing through. Amen. Amen. We have debates on stage internally. We have debates.

Okay. So you're a great debater. Any points that you give to somebody, regardless if you're debating on stage here for this conference or debating out when we're running our businesses and debating with folks in our communities, and we may have some future politicians and some policymakers here, or we give birth to future governors and presidents are out of this. Honestly, don't become a politician, get super rich and then donate to politicians.

It's way nice. So please, it's like we have enough politicians. We need more entrepreneurs, value creators. Debating. Three things. Know your audience. Are you trying to win over an external audience or are you trying to win over the person you're debating?

That's not the same thing, right? So if you're debating in a classroom, if you're debating on an online forum, you might be trying to win over somebody else, not the actual person you're debating. Number two, it's not some sort of crazy thing, but just ask questions instead of telling people you believe. Say, oh, where has that ever worked before?

Or that's interesting. Have you ever considered from this way? Ask questions. Number three, know your material. There is no replacement to understanding the knowledge of whatever you're debating. And so, you know, it motivated me to not go to college because I was tired of people telling me that I was stupid and dumb. It's like, okay, I'm going to read more than you. I'm going to study more than you. And I take learning just as seriously as anything else I do.

Just as seriously as some of you guys go to the gym, as seriously as you guys, you know, whatever it is that you take seriously, people say, Charlie, what's your hobby? Like, honestly, my hobby is reading and turning my phone off and learning. I love learning.

But all sorts of different types of topics, geopolitics, economics, history, philosophy. And there's so much out there that can sharpen you for a very, very adversarial world. And honestly, I think it's fun. I think it's fun to learn.

I think that if you have a passion for a topic, becoming a master of it, I find great delight and comfort in that. Charlie, we have the last couple of minutes here. I will give you a final word here. What do you want us to take away from this conversation for us to save America?

What's going on today? I know you mentioned entrepreneurship. You mentioned a lot of different things.

What would you like to have us take away? Yeah. Thank you for that. I'm going to do a shameless plug. If you guys want to subscribe to my podcast, you can. I think you guys might like it. We're constantly, we do three podcasts a day. It's the Charlie Kirk show. And if you agree with some of the stuff we're talking about or even disagree, we're never boring. That's my guarantee.

Charlie Kirk show, never boring. And so you guys can check that out. A couple of things, please. My encouragement for you is break out of the media matrix of the mindset that they have in you. We live in a beautiful country. There's so much opportunity in front of you. You are the master of your own destiny and that you can chart a course that is better for yourself and for your kids and for your grandkids. You live in the envy of the world. So you have a choice.

You can, and if I were to divide the country again, there's two other groups of people. There are the grateful and the ungrateful. The mark of the happiest and the most joyful people on the planet are people that make the conscious decision and attitude to engage in gratitude. Gratitude is the fruit that makes all other things taste sweet. In gratitude is the gateway drug towards resentment, towards bitterness and towards envy. And every single day, if you go through the cautious decision of I am going to say I am thankful to God or whoever you want to be thankful to for my circumstance, for life, for breath, that I get a chance to be on this planet, as it says in Esther, for such a time as this, your entire mindset will shift. We could go all day long, and I don't mean this in a joking way, and we could bring up 100 random people in this arena and we would hear story after story of difficulty, of parents that died unexpectedly, of kids that are dealing with health challenges.

All of that is legitimate. But is that what we are going to assume as our permanent place of dwelling? Instead, if you say I am grateful that I live in this nation, I'm grateful that I have a chance to be able to take risks, I'm grateful that I get to be an entrepreneur, everything starts to change. And you look at these things as opportunities, not as obstacles. You will break through in a place, and honestly, you will no longer be part of the generation that is the most suicidal, alcohol addicted, drug addicted, porn addicted generation in history.

And it's just as simple as a mindset shift. And let me just kind of close with this because you did open the door previously. The most important way that you will be thankful though, is realize that there's a God who created you, and he loved you so much that he sent his son on a rescue mission to save you. And there's nothing you do for it. You don't earn it. You accept it.

It is a free gift right in front of you. The gospel in four words is Jesus took my place. Three words him for me, two words substitutionary atonement, one word grace. Every single person in this room will have to meet our creator. I am thankful beyond any words that when I have to go hold account for all of my treachery, my deceit, my lying, my self-righteousness, I have a bailout card. So I'll be able to say, I gave my life to your son, Jesus Christ.

And for that, I will be bailed out for all my sins. God bless you guys. And thank you so much for having me.

Everybody, Charlie Kirk. Thanks so much for listening. Everybody email us your thoughts as always freedom at charliekirk.com.

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