Inspiring a nation

For months, more and more people are coming to Glenn and telling them how much his message has been changing their lives. He focused on a caller from yesterday who saw what Glenn did in Wilmington for “America’s First Christmas” and was inspired to open his own business.

The caller, James, told Glenn, “Right after Wilmington, on the 16th I wrote the deposit check, I'm closing on my first business if not tomorrow morning, Monday morning. And I couldn't be more excited and I've got to tell you, I think if it wasn't for you to tell me get up off my sorry butt and do something, then I don't think it would have happened. I really don't.”

James is only an example of the individuals who are going out and changing their lives, and Glenn wants to start to keep track of people who are changed by “E4” and by The 7. Glenn said, “We need to see examples of regular people who are in the same situation or have been in the same situation as we're in right now who have made it. That's happening all the time.”

Glenn talked about how his own life was changed years ago, but he emphasized how his own failings ultimately led to his success. He asked Pat, “Would you have ever believed, when we were working together 20 years ago, would you have ever believed that all of the crap that I was doing 20 years ago would actually work to my advantage today? “

Glenn was changed because he had to overcome his own adversity and personal demons in the same way that people like James are being inspired to change their own lives.

The strength to change comes from within, from personal history and inner strength.

Glenn recognizes that he is strong and successful because he has recognized his own weakness. He compared his own inner, personal struggles with going into battle and you need to strengthen your weakest weapons. Glenn said, “If you are going into battle and you're a Knight and you're going into battle and you have all of these swords, which one, which one are you going to practice with and go to the blacksmith and hammer and sharpened the most?”

“In the end I believe it is the weakest weapon in your arsenal that conquers and wins,” Glenn explained, because that is the one you have to take to the blacksmith so it can be strengthened. The weakest the one your practice with so you can make it as strong as the rest.

What does the sword analogy mean? It means you have to strengthen the parts of you that are weak so that they can stand side by side with the parts of you that are weak. You cannot ignore your weaknesses. As Glenn said, “I am strong because I'm weak.”

“Life is counterintuitive. There's a lot of life that is common sense, but that's where faith comes in,” Glenn said. There are times in life when you reach a critical point and you have to close your eyes and take a leap of faith.

Money, success, fame is a byproduct of being true to yourself. By being true to yourself, you find happiness. Glenn explained:

“Money, success, fame, all of that, as you will find yourself, is a by-product of being true to yourself. Happiness is a by-product of being happy to yourself. If you set out to be rich, you'll be rich temporarily and you will be miserable because you'll come up with things like CDO's. If you set out to be true to yourself, you will be happy and depending on what that happiness is, depending on what that truth is in you, you may also be rich and famous. No guarantees, but you'll be happy because you were meant to be happy when you're true to yourself. If that's what you want to do, work the program, keep coming back, and contact us because you will inspire a nation.”

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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