Glenn has been talking about some major changes that have been underway in both his personal and professional life. Those changes, in many cases, have carried over to his radio and television programs and his outlook in general. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to some of the messages he has been receiving from viewers and listeners about the new direction of his programming and message, and he explained why “times are changing.”
Below is a rough transcript of the monologue:
You know, I want to change the subject just real quick. Tonight is an important show on the TV show because we’re getting a lot of complaints on some things that we have done, and I’m going to explain why we’ve done them. We’ve moved really fast, and for the very first time in my career, we are sloppy. We’re very sloppy. And it is not the fault of my staff by any stretch of the imagination. I called them on Friday and said, we’re beginning this on Monday. They had expected to do this about nine months to 12 months out. And I said, it begins Monday. I have the best staff in the world. And they are doing everything they can to make it happen.
But I will tell you that, um, we’re killing ourselves. We’re killing ourselves working, and we’re killing ourselves and tearing our hair out, um, trying to get all of it done and trying to figure out the path. We, we have to recognize that the world is changing rapidly. And I have a very different point of view on the direction that we have to go. It is, it is not about abandoning the fight. It is the same argument. Please, I beg you, read the words of Martin Luther King. I’ve got like four of his books I’m reading at the same time… Read these books, and you will understand because you will see the time period is the same. History is repeating itself.
And it is going to, do you remember Stu when we were on CNN, and there was a speech given by Condoleeza Rice and she just the word ‘birth pangs.’ And I stopped the video and I said, ‘Listen to what she’s saying. She’s saying these are birth pangs. You’re seeing the beginning of birth pangs.’ And it bothered me. And I stood on that for about two weeks and said, ‘Listen to what she’s saying. Birth pangs become stronger and closer together. Beyond that, it implies we’re giving birth to something. What is it we are going to be cradling in our arms? What is it that we’re giving birth to? No one will answer that question.’
Well, I think we all know what we’re giving birth to now. We’re giving birth to something that does not look at all like the America that you’ve ever understood. It does not look at all like a place where you are free to express yourself, and we’re running out of time. There are those supposedly on our side who are actually calling now, for an American Spring. This is what I warned you of when I held up that little blue book on Fox five years ago and said, ‘Look, this is going to happen. These people want revolution.’ And it is coming from our side. Do not participate in the American spring. Don’t. Please.
Look up the root of that. Look up the Spring of Nations. Find out who started the Spring of Nations. Not the Arab Spring, not the American Spring but the Spring of Nations. I’ll give you a hint. It happened around 1860. What else was going on? And what spurred that on? That is darkness, it is chaos, and it is evil. Stay away from it. It’s poison.
But things are going to start birth pangs again, start to move rapidly again. They are going to start coming at you so fast. This is the beginning now of a time that I have said they are going to come at you so fast, you’re going to be overwhelmed. You have to make your decision of who you are before you get there… It is the road map. And if we don’t get back onto that road map, we’re toast.
And so we’re making changes because we are doing a lot of things behind the scenes that I wish I could tell you about, but I can’t tell you about. There are two huge things that are happening in my life that I cannot talk to you about right now. But if you’re smart, if you listen to this program, you have a pretty good guess. There’s two things that some day we’ll talk, but I’m telling you, I’m begging you, please, please, I’ve never been here before. You and I and our relationship has never been here before.
I remember right before the crash of 2008, I put my head against the wall of the studios at Radio City. Do you remember that day, Stu? And somebody called me and said, what the hell you doing? Why are you even talking about the economic crash? It was like September 2008. It was right before the crash. And somebody called up and yelled at me, and I hung up the phone and I called my wife and I said, ‘I can’t do it another day.’ And I put my head up against the studio wall, and I just banged my head against the wall and I said, ‘I give up. I surrender. I can’t do it anymore, Lord. I can’t do it anymore because I remember begging you, please, it’s just around the corner. Please.’ And I have heard from so many people, so many people, that called me after that, and said, ‘Glenn, I can’t thank you enough. I heard you that day. And I pulled my money out of the stock market. And three weeks later, it collapsed. Thank you.’
There are things that I know, and then there are things that I believe, you may not, and that’s fine. Mock me. I don’t care. There are things that I believe I have been sent to do and to warn and to encourage and I am at that point in our relationship again. Please, I beg you, if you are a pastor, I beg you, the universal and everlasting truths are the only salvation. They are the only things that will work. If you are told, you must comply, violence is not the answer, hatred, envy, pushing people, calling people names, and I am the worst example. I can’t tell you how many nights I have been at home and said to the Lord, ‘How many people have you gone through before you got to me? I’m the last guy that should be delivering this.’ I know.
Please, please, be aware. Times are changing. Courage is contagious, but so is violence and hate and rage. One comes from darkness, one comes from the light. Only the light will stand. Only the light wins. Anything that makes you enraged, anything that says, ‘Go get em,’ is wrong. We are not looking for a win. We are looking for reconciliation. We are looking for change. We are looking for a call back to the things that have been true since the beginning of time. We are looking for just ten things. Just ten things.
I won’t have another God. I don’t care if that’s money. I don’t care what that is. If you are in a business right now, and you are compromising your values because of money, stop. Stop right now. Stop. I will not use the Lord God’s name in vane. Look it up. Look it up. Who does he say that to? Moses. Who shall I say sent me? I am that I am. When somebody tells you you’re nothing, when somebody tells you your worthless, you’ll never make it, you need to use the power of God and use it in the proper way. I am worthy. I am capable. When you say those words, you have the power of all creation behind you. I am capable. I am strong. I am courageous. I am much more than I have been led to believe. Say those words. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat. Don’t covet. Don’t steal.
Can’t we just agree on those things? Please, I’m begging you. Come with me on a very different journey. A little bit more tonight at 5 o’clock. But I want to emphasize: A little bit more at 5 o’clock.