Glenn weighs in on the new Pope

Glenn opened the radio show this morning discussing the election of Pope Francis and what it means not just for the Catholic Church but for the world.

“I want to say hello to Francis the new Pope,” Glenn said. “I will tell you that a lot of people are very excited about him. And I don't know. I don't really know about him.”

Last night on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn spoke of how taken he was with Pope Francis’ humility, a sentiment he echoed again this morning. “I thought he was really humble,” Glenn said. “I don't remember a Pope coming out before saying, ‘please I ask you to pray for me,’ and stopping and not giving his blessing. I thought that was amazing. I thought that was really good.”

But like many conservatives and libertarians, Glenn’s primary concern with Pope Francis is some of the language he has used in the past when discussing the poor and economic inequality. Francis is an obvious advocate of social justice, and it remains to be seen if he sees social justice in sense of personal service as taught in the Bible or in the redistributive sense often touted by the left.

“He does speak about unjust distribution of goods,” Pat said. “He's all about the poor. That's not a bad thing, however, what we've been beaten with lately…”

“If this is truly about the poor, and he is going to help us look and say we need to look at our own life, and getaway from stuff by choice, not by force, and we should help the poor by choice, not by force, then this guy is going to be a dream come true,” Glenn continued.

Furthermore, Glenn found it interesting that news outlets like CNN and MSNBC immediately began heaping praise on Pope Francis just moments after he appeared before the world for the first time. “You know what my biggest concern is. Everybody on the MSNBC and everybody on CNN love him,” Glenn observed. “I heard he was a saint from CNN maybe a minute and a half into it. They didn't call him a Pope. They called him a saint.”

At this point, it is too early to say just what the future will hold for the leader of the nearly 1.7 billion Catholics worldwide, but Glenn hopes to learn more about Pope Francis in the coming weeks. “It's too early to tell, at least for an outsider who is not a Catholic, what this Pope is going to do. We'll just have to watch him,” Glenn said. “We're trying to put a special together for next week – a little bit about who he is as a man and what he's done.”

“The surface seems really, really good. There are some red flags that make me concerned,” Glenn concluded. “If he's a guy that says, ‘live your faith,’ that is fantastic because he does seem very, very humble, and he seems good.”

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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