On radio this morning, Glenn delivered a powerful monologue that took a look at how you can change the country - and the disastrous results that come when its done for the bad. When people are disempowered, they can no longer create positive change, but can at best do nothing and at worse destroy. How? He explained on radio and
"How do you change the world? You change the world one person at a time. You either ‑‑ you either empower them and you tell them that they make the difference, that they are responsible, that they play an important role and a leader builds them up through education and enlightenment and then shows them that they are the answer. That's what a leader does. And then gets out of the way," Glenn said.
"If you want to cripple a nation, what do you do? Well, first you crush the enlightened, you make sure that they don't believe in God or anything bigger than themselves and then you destroy the educational system so they don't, they don't ‑‑ they're not equipped to be able to even have rational thought anymore," he explained.
"Now, I tell you this because I want to give you an example of where we're headed and the choice that we have in front of, in front of us. I am convinced that we are facing the election of 1860. I am convinced that whoever becomes president of the United States needs to be Abraham Lincoln."
"Barack Obama has a portrait of Abraham Lincoln hanging in the Oval Office now. And that's who he says he wants to be like."
"Do we believe that he is Abraham Lincoln, that when the crisis comes that he will free people, or will he enslave them? Will he free them? Will he do the things that he needs to do to hold the union together? Is he a uniter, or is he a divider?"
"So (when America) was split apart, Abraham Lincoln was the one saying it can't stand, it won't stand. If divided, it won't stand. And he's begging: Please, don't do this, please, let's come together, let's come together. Instead, we have a president who is the great divider, not the great uniter. The great divider. He is trying to divide us in race, he is trying to divide us in class, he is trying to divide us now in sexual preference and sexuality. He's trying to divide us old and young," Glenn said.
Glenn then read a quote that had often been attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville (although some claim he was not the one who said it)
In the end, the state of the Union comes down to the character of the people. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there. In the fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there. In her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits, aflame with righteousness, did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
"Now let me show you how easy it is to cease being good. Would you say that the British people are good? I'd say generally speaking, yes. I think people, generally speaking, are good. It doesn't matter what country they are, but I think generally speaking, they're good. But that is being ‑‑ that's being pushed out of us," Glenn said.
He then told a terrifying story that showed where we as a country could be headed.
"In Great Britain a story that has been up on The Blaze for a while and I just can't get over it, and most people don't know it. And you need to know this story. There's a park in England that is ‑‑ that's got a big pond in it, and the pond is two feet at the edges, three and a half feet at the center of it, and it's a big pond, and it's in the middle of, you know, just a regular park."
"(People) were walking their dogs, they were doing what people do in parks and one guy was walking right there by the edge of this manmade pond. He has a seizure and he falls into the water face down. Now, this water is two feet deep. He falls into the water while having a seizure. People all get out their cellphones. They don't help him. They get our their cellphones and they start taking pictures and some of them call 999. That's the version of 911 here. Nobody goes into the water when you cease being good, you cannot be great. Nobody goes into the water to pull this guy. He's face down having a seizure in the water. He's not going to survive if somebody doesn't go into the water and pull him out. They don't. They wait for paramedics. The paramedics come 25 minutes later."
"Now he's clearly dead. 25 minutes later the paramedics come. As they arrive, there's a big crowd now watching this guy floating in the water. Nobody's pulled him out. And so what do they do? The paramedics and the police, the fire trucks, the paramedic trucks, the ambulance, they all come. Along with the police cars. And the first thing they do is tell the crowd, "Step back, step back," and they put out stanchions so people can't come any closer to the pond."
"Then the next thing they do is they start unloading the fire truck and they put together a medical tent. I'm not kidding you. See the pictures on The Blaze. A medical tent. And they put this giant medical tent in and they start equipping it with everything that they might need to save this man. In the meantime two paramedics start to go into the water. They are pulled back by a supervisor who says, "No, no, no, wait, wait, that could be hazardous. We don't know. Wait." It's now 45 minutes into it. The supervisors then tell exactly what the paramedics need to do. They get the guys from, I'm not kidding you, with wetsuits, SCUBA gear, and they get them all suited up to go into this pond that is two feet deep at the edge and three and a half at its deepest point. It's not good enough that they now have, you know, the SCUBA gear. Now the fire trucks take the ladder off because they want to make sure that the guys in the SCUBA don't get hurt. And so they take a ladder from the fire truck and they put it down into the two feet of water and they secure the ladder so the guys in the SCUBA gear can go down into the water on the ladder. How humiliating is this? They go down ‑‑ not both of them. Only one guy goes down into the water and he's given a pole. And he takes that pole and he rubs it against the ground as he's walking towards the man. He's stroking that pole against the ground, the bottom of this pond back and forth to make sure there's no hazards so they don't get hurt. Once he walks away of just a few feet, he looks to the other guy and says, all clear here. The other guy walks down the ladder and gets to his knees, to his knees. They're in SCUBA gear. To his knees. They walk over to the guy and they bravely pull him out. Paramedics take him, the guys in SCUBA gear are then on the ground, (huffing), "That's a tough one." The paramedics put him on a stretcher and carry him in to the medical tent where they examine him, 90 minutes later pronounce him dead."
More terrifying details on this story here
"How did that happen? How did that society turn into that? That society turned into that slowly over time. 'Don't do it. Don't help. Don't. You could get hurt. Don't. You don't want to get involved. Don't. Let's just get this on videotape.'"
"Nobody goes into the water to save this guy. Nobody. No one goes into the water and attempts to pull him out. Not one."
Glenn explained that society is slowly being nudged into a place where people are less likely to help. Regulations and rules have taught us its better to stand back and let the "experts" help, even when it will take too long for them to show up and do anything.
"I contend this is exactly what's happening to our society. They are trying to destroy our churches, our charitable feelings, our love for one another. They are trying to regulate us into oblivion so we don't think on our own."