Caller turns away from cynicism in emotional conversation with Glenn

Glenn has a very touching phone call from a listener today, and she explained to Glenn how she went from a cynic to a believer on radio today.

"I have been following you for many, many years, since you were really hilarious back in the day," she said. "And along the way as you started getting more serious, I kind of turned on you.  You know, when you say my own audience has turned on me, when you said that a few weeks ago or days ago, I was like, yeah, that's me, you know."

"Not like in a savage 'I hate Glenn Beck' kind of way.  Kind of like, okay, here comes another book, you know, how many books are you going to put out, you know.  How many dollars do you want to make kind of way."

She described how she would meet new fans who were just discovering Glenn, and warned them that he would eventually disappoint them along the way. "You know, I'm a cynic.  The world I lived in, live in has taught me not to believe in people.  And it was easier to not believe and to expect to be disappointed than to put it out there and have the possibility of getting your toes stepped on again, you know?  You get stepped on so many times in life."

What made her change her mind?

"I watched the making of the GBTV and I was just, I was touched.  I was moved, you know.  You're going out into towns and creating a means for them to survive and a means for them to pull together and rescue themselves, and it just struck me that, how much you really believe in what you're doing and what you're saying.  It's not ‑‑ it's not what I thought it was.  It's not, you know, some grand show for another dollar or, you know, some kind of media empire or, you know, to be known in history books.  And I just, you know, I'm sorry.  I don't know you, but I feel like I know you because I've listened to you for so many years, and I don't think I've been fair.

"And the other thing that I wanted to tell you and then I'll get off the phone, and you can take this how you want it.  I'm not a perfect person, but I have my gifts and talents like everybody else and I just, I just feel like I ought to tell you that your reward is great, Glenn. Your reward is really great."

Glenn was taken aback by the call, and said it was one of the more meaningful conversations he had with a listener in a while. Why? Because it touches on where he is moving over the next few months and years. "That is where my heart is, and it is from that belief of Wilmington, that Americans are good; they just need the path. They just need to see a standard. They need to see something up on a hill. It's the shining city on the hill. That if they can see it, they will do it. If they can see it and they see others moving in that direction, they will do it. And I know we can pull ourselves out of it. I know who we are, and I know all the stumbling blocks as well."

"When I said to you a year ago, or at the beginning of this year, I'm tired of waiting around for somebody else, it is exactly like Israel. Israel's going to cost anywhere from $5 to $10 million to do. I don't have the money, but we're doing it. And I'm moving forward on divine providence. I believe in the protection of divine providence. What needs to be done will be done, and the money will come."

And Glenn said the same thing would happen with the charity project he is moving forward on. " I know it will happen. And we will create jobs. And we will turn one town around. And then that will inspire others. And we'll turn another town around, and another and another and another. You will not be able to extinguish the free enterprise. You will not be able to extinguish the idea that man can make his own way. You will not be able to take away man's freedom for long because it is not freedom that belongs to man. It is His freedom. Nobody loses against him. Nobody. He wins every single time. I trust divine providence."

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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