Reaction to 'Restoring Courage' announcement

Ever since Glenn announced the “Restoring Courage” rally, people on both sides of the aisle have come out with an opinion – and most of the have missed the point completely.

One of the most inaccurate comments have been those saying that Glenn is out to teach Israel about courage. Untrue. Rather, Glenn is looking for people around the world to find their own personal courage again.

“This is a personal journey. I don't think the Israelis -  what did I say? How many times have I said this? I said this when I went over in 2002. I feel safer there than I do here. Why? Because everybody's aware. Everybody's awake,” Glenn said.

“It is imperative for our safety to let Israel know you are not alone. And to do it as a globe and not just one country. Do it as people of faith. For me I believe, I believe the hatreds of the past are coming back, and I believe that Jews will be persecuted again. And I have made my choice, and I have thought about this for a long time,” Glenn said.

“I will protect, I will defend, I will stand, I will speak, and in the end if it be his will, I will die right alongside my brother. That is the stand. You can do with it what you want. But it's certainly not to teach the Israelis a darn thing.”

But even people who all themselves fans are missing the point.

“These are fans of The Blaze. These are readers of The Blaze,” Glenn said to introduce their thoughts.

“The first one: The economy is collapsing. The nation is going to hell in a hand basket, socialist style. We have new laws every single restricting us. We have the TSA giving us anal problems allowing us to fly and Beck wants to go to Israel? Is this some kind of joke? I have nothing against Israel, Glenn, but pal, we have too much here to worry about. Thanks but no thanks,” Glenn read.

“How about this one. Dear Glenn, get this out of your system before the big election push for next year. I was listening this morning when you announced this and I was dumbfounded. I anticipated a huge constitutional revival or a huge move to a broader state for a showdown against the lefties on the border security and illegal immigration. I hope you get your manic brain wrapped around the home front before the big push in November 2012.”

But perhaps the worst came from a fan who wrote, “Glenn's big announcement is that he has converted to Judaism. Not that there's anything wrong with that, they write. But his need to go to Israel, "Need" is in quotation marks. Along with the fact that he now publicly is wearing a yarmulke. [Yes, sir, when I go to the Western Wall, all people wear a yarmulke, as to not offend others. Yes, sir. When I'm in Rome, I do as the Romans do. – Glenn] That points to his obvious choice that what he is saying is he has a big surprise, a change in his life that he's been thinking about some time. And all the while he's been meeting with more and more rabbis and Israeli religious leaders. It's becoming pretty clear. Like I said, nothing wrong with becoming Jewish. It's not any worse than being a Mormon. So regardless what faith he chooses, although it's pretty clear at this point, I'll still be a fan of his and I'll listen every day.”

What did Glenn think of this poster? “You know what, sir? I don't want you to be a fan of mine. No thank you. That's okay. You should go listen to another show,” he said.

“I appreciate that Judaism is no worse than Mormonism. I do appreciate those crumbs from your table. But no thank you,” Glenn said with sarcasm.

“I will tell you this: The world is headed for Nazi like evil again. The same players are involved. Fascists, socialists, communists, and radical Islam. Well, that's the making of a fine, fine soup. No thank you. Just talk to those who get it. Don't worry about the others. You prepare yourself and you know what you believe. And you talk to those that get it and unite. Get your church to wake up. There will be some things that we're going to be doing. We'll explain later on this week. But get them to wake up,” Glenn said.

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Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:


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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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