Mercury Confidential interview with Glenn Beck part 5: What's Next?

by Meg Storm

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In the wake of what proved to be a truly historic week of service and charity, we sat down with Glenn to get his thoughts on how Restoring Love completes the Restoring trilogy he began two years ago in Washington D.C., how he feels coming out of this remarkable chapter of his life, and what comes next.

Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2010, Glenn looked out at the hundreds of thousands of people standing on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and reminded them that this was not the end but the beginning:

This wakeup call will fade if it was just about today. And the critics will be right that it was meaningless – that you have wasted your time. But if in fact you choose today to change your lives and root them in faith, hope, and charity, we will change the world. To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, the world will little note nor long remember what we said here. It’s what we do from here that matters.

A little less than two years later on July 28, 2012, standing in the round at Dallas Cowboys Stadium, surrounded by tens of thousands of friends, Glenn once again harkened President Lincoln to remind the crowd that the real work had just begun:

And for Lincoln, the mission of the living was written by those who came before. “The world will little note, nor long remember what we said here.” But rather what we dedicate to do here. History is a guide not a guarantee… That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

“It was interesting to me that I started this trilogy by quoting Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, and I ended this trilogy by quoting him without even knowing,” Glenn said in retrospect. “That’s what happened. It’s how I know it’s done. It’s just done.”

When you look back at the three summers of events, everything begins to fall into place. “It’s like I said on the stage. It is faith, hope, and charity. Without faith, hope, and charity you don’t succeed. You don’t make it. You don’t have America, at least,” Glenn said. “I really, truly believe that that was the message from God the whole time: faith, hope, charity – honor, courage, love.

“That is our charge. That is our duty. That is our blessing with malice toward none and charity toward all let us tonight restore love,” Glenn told the crowd at Cowboys Stadium. “For love will hold us together. Love will make us a shelter from the storm. I will be my brother’s keeper. The world will know once again that they are not alone. The Americans again have arrived with honor, courage, and love.”

The themes of service, hope, and decency that were personified by the Restoring events will continue to play a key role in Glenn’s plans even though the Restoring trilogy is complete.

“We are going to do service,” Glenn said about his future endeavors. “I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day, so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America. I think that is the best tradition ever: serve and then celebrate. We are going to reinforce this and make it an American tradition.”

“But we are also going to reinforce the service and the political activism starting in September on GBTV [TheBlazeTV],” he continued. “I think we are planning on kick starting it in Ohio.”

While his staff spends the days and weeks leading up to these types of event running around and trying to make sure they actually happen, Glenn’s job is involves a vision that is much more long term.

“Like right now I am already working on next summer’s event,” Glenn said. “The Monday after the event I called everybody in from all the divisions and said, ‘Here’s where we are going for the election, for the Christmas holiday, and for next summer.’ It just begins again for them, but now is my time to try to get everybody together and convince them that we can do it, and it will be great.”

There is no way to really describe all that has happened since January 2010, when Glenn announced his plans to hold a rally on the National Mall that summer, to last week, when he completed the trilogy with the tens of thousands gathered in Dallas, Texas. But one thing is for certain, Glenn was standing exactly where he needed to stand, saying exactly what he needed to say, and that is all anyone could ask for.

“I wouldn’t change a thing we’ve done because we did it with pure intent,” Glenn said. “What an amazing three years. It all fits together. Only God could have done this.”

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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