Glenn has talked at length on radio and TV for years about getting the junk out of your life, prepare, and be a lifeboat to others. Be ready to help anyone who asks and anyone who needs it. Besides just being the right thing to do, there are other reasons -- like the one discovered on book tour this weekend when an Occupy protester at Glenn's signing had a seizure. Who helped and who didn't?
"An Occupy demonstrator had an apparent seizure while protesting Glenn Beck's book signing in Alabama on Friday, forcing the Occupy participants to end their protest early. WKRG TV reported hundreds of Beck fans turned out in Fairhope, Alabama where he was signing copies of his latest book Being George Washington. But when Beck arrived, about two dozen Occupy protestors started chanting at the front of the line. For about 15 minutes, the shouting was heated until ‑‑ this is according to the TV station ‑ the shouting was heated until one of the protestors fell and began shaking uncontrollably," Glenn said.
"It was an ugly, ugly scene. Police officers and other protestors surrounded the young man until an ambulance arrived. This appeared to take the wind out of everybody's sails and the protest stopped on a serious note. The book signing continued without the loud chanting that preceded it," Glenn said.
"First of all, the video that you see, the scary moment during the protest, was taken by one of my people. Before we came to this town, we had had two other Occupy Wall Street scares, and I want you to know that if you're ever in a crowd and these things happen, love them. Sing, 'We wish you a merry Christmas.' Do not shout them down, do not get into a shouting match. Love them. Love them. Love them," Glenn said.
So what happened behind-the-scenes at this signing?
"We're on the bus and we're on our way to Alabama and we find out that this is going to be a nasty Occupy Wall Street stop which we had known about all day. And I said before we got there, I said, 'Let's all say a prayer.'"
"So there's about ten of us on this bus. And so we stop and we all say a prayer, not just for protection but also to be able to love these people. Love them. And as we are getting closer, I'm talking to Craig and I can see that he's a little skeptical on what I am announcing on Thursday and it ‑‑ and I had just said to him, 'Look, this puts us right in the middle of people who are going to be spitting on us, calling us names, wanting to kill us, calling us the devil, but we're going to love them.' We're going to love them every step of the way, and it will change hearts."
"There's one woman who is part of the Occupy movement who grabs his head as he starts to come down to the ground, grabs his head and cushions his head so it doesn't slam onto the street. Nobody else does anything. Craig, who's with me, unbeknownst to me, goes and rushes in and holds the guy's leg down. The guy ‑‑ the video stops almost immediately after this guy goes down because my other guy, Jeremy, he stops the video and he goes and he grabs the other leg of the guy to try to help him. They're loving him."
"So anyway, he says, what did you people do to him? Craig turns around and said ‑‑ addresses the crowd. Who ‑‑ only the woman from ‑‑ my understanding, only that woman is helping. Everybody else is standing around. And my guy turns around and says, 'What is wrong with you people? What is wrong with you? We're helping him.' That's when the Occupied crowd looks at the guy who says, what did you do with him ‑‑ what did you do to him and said, 'Knock it off, man. They're helping.' There was a moment ‑‑ not saying we agree with each other. There was a moment of sanity. The guy was taken to the hospital and refused to be seen, refused to be ‑‑ and I only know this because I asked about him afterwards. We wanted to know the status after, make sure that he was okay, and he was taken to the hospital, refused treatment and then demanded to be taken back to the protest."
"But here's the amazing thing. At the end of the book signing, a woman came in. I've never seen her before. I didn't know what had happened outside. I didn't know that my two people had loved him and helped him. The woman who cradled his head on the street, the second in command of Occupy Wall Street, came in to me and she was in line," Glenn said.
"All the security knew who she was but I didn't and so I see everybody kind of close in around me and I'm like, 'Don't freak out, don't freak out, don't freak out, don't say anything.' And I said, hi. Merry Christmas. And she said, 'Listen.' And she was awkward but nice. She said, 'Listen. I'm the, you know, co‑founder or whatever of the Occupy movement here and we were outside protesting you.' And I said, yes. Okay, nice to meet you. And she handed me a pamphlet and she said, I just wanted you ‑‑ I thought you should see what we were saying about you firsthand. And I said, 'Well, thank you very much.' I said, 'I believe in freedom of speech. So thank you. I appreciate that.' She said, 'Well, there.' And she started to walk away. And I said, merry Christmas. She turned to me and she said, 'Yeah, merry Christmas.' And walked away."
"Make sure you are with me on Thursday. It is not going to be an easy road. But it is, I believe, the only road, at least the only road that I can take. And I know how this ends in a bad way if we fail, and I know how this can end in a good way if we succeed. It was divine providence that protected us. It was divine providence that Craig got on the bus."
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