Heroes stand out amidst terror

by Sara J.

Sadness, anger, confusion, fear…this are all words that could describe how many Americans around the country are feeling after horrific bombing that took place during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Reminded once more that we are not immune to the evil of this world, Americans have been walking around this week with an unsettling feeling most haven't felt for 11 years.

I moved to New York about a year and a half ago from a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Being in a city like New York when something like this is happening in the country is a unique experience. As one would imagine, the general tone of the city shifted on Monday afternoon. Maybe it's just me, but the city seems quieter…uneasily calm. And while no one is walking around in fear, as you walk around the city and pass by strangers, everyone looks as if they have something lingering in the back of their mind.

But, through all of the uneasiness, anger, & fear, the memories of Monday's attack won't be based on the worry, the fear, the increased security all over the city, or ever the search for the terrorist — it will be of the heroes. The first responders, both professional and civilian, who ran towards the blast when most ran away.

People like Carlos Arredondo, cowboy-hat wearing peace activist and father of a fallen soldier. He was at the race handing out American flags to spectators before the bomb exploded. Once terror struck, he rushed to help National Guard troops, police officers and firefighters wrestle down a fence that was blocking emergency medical personnel get to the victims. He's also photographed rushing a young man with sever leg wounds to help.

"I just concentrated on that young man," Arredondo explained. "And tied him up — his legs — and talked to him. He was conscious. I let him know the ambulance was on the way and that it's okay."

Medical personnel, like Dr. Vivek Shah, was waiting at the finish to aid exhausted runners.

Dr. Shah told CNN ""My whole family was on that side where the explosions had gone off, so I started running towards where the bombs had gone off to check on my family and see if there was anything I could do to help."

Thanks to him and other medical professionals, 15 patients were at Brigham and Women's Hospital within 15 minutes of the blast. The quick action and mere presence of these individuals likely saved a countless number of the wounded.

Former New England Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi was already known for helping children with cancer and their families pay for treatment through his foundation. Monday at the marathon he was there with a team of runners participating to raise money for more cancer patients. Andruzzi, whose brothers were both NYC firefighters during 9/11, jumped into action carrying the wounded away from the bomb site to safety.

In a statement on Monday, Andruzzi said, "While I appreciate the interest in hearing our perspective on today's horrific events, the spotlight should remain firmly on the countless individuals -- first responders, medics, EMTs, runners who crossed the finish line and kept on running straight to give blood, and the countless civilians who did whatever they could to save lives," he said in a statement Monday. "They were the true heroes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy."

And to Andruzzi's point, the unmatched heroism of the first responders on the scene will remain in the minds of the people of Boston and Americans who watch in horror as the events unfolded on Monday.

After Monday's terror attack, these words were spoken by Suffolk County, Massachusetts, District Attorney Dan Conley, "Moments like these, terrible as they are, don't show our weakness; they show our strength."

The Biden administration wants to fundamentally change our economy and they've made some truly game-changing moves in recent days, but you won't hear anyone in the mainstream media talking about it. If you want to know what the government doesn't want you to notice, pay attention to what the White House releases on Friday afternoons.

Last Friday afternoon — when fewer people would notice — the administration announced a new "comprehensive, government-wide strategy" to overhaul our nation's economy and protect us all from the "financial risks of climate change."

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck reviewed Biden's new climate finance report and explained why he believes the administration's plans to fundamentally change the economy is "the most dangerous movement in the world right now."

Glenn started out by playing a video clip of White House press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters, "The President wants to make fundamental change in our economy, and he feels coming out of the pandemic is exactly the time to do that" during a press briefing last week.

"That's interesting because what she just said is the exact language, almost a quote, from the people over at the Great Reset, the World Economic Forum," Glenn said of Psaki's statement.

"This is the most dangerous movement in the world right now. It is a direct shot, by a railgun, at liberty. And when I started talking about this, about a year and a half ago, the system went into overdrive to call it a conspiracy. ... This is how they shut people down. They isolate and alienate you by calling the opposition conspiracy theorists. Everything is a conspiracy. Well, there are some conspiracies out there. But you need to know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact."

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On the morning of Aug. 15, Asma was a free woman in Kabul. She wore Western clothes. Traveled safely alone. Attended college in a neighboring country with the money her parents had saved. By that evening, her entire world had changed.

For the first time in her life, Asma was confronted with the reality of the Taliban. The horror stories she heard growing up were no longer the nightmare of her parents' generation. They were hers, too. Faced with the impossible decision to stay with her family and risk imminent torture or death, she chose to live, and take on the Taliban face-to-face.

Asma's bravery also led to the rescue of over 150 Afghan college women. She tells Glenn she was willing to die before she let the Taliban take her or the other women. But she didn't do it alone. Her sister Azada, helplessly watching the horror unfold from the U.S., quickly turned to her father's contact list. What follows is a miracle evacuation story that ends with a sisters' reunion and hope for a new future. These brave Afghan sisters have a message for those in their home country still trapped, for the leaders of this country, and for the men and women in uniform (and their families) who may believe the American sacrifices for Afghanistan were in vain.

Finally, a note about the other heroes in the rescue story. The movement of the seven buses of college women into the Kabul airport was a chain with about 8-10 links. Had any one of those links not been present or broken, the young women would not have made it into the airport for evacuation, and three young women taken by the Taliban would not have been recovered.

Glenn and his team would like to give a special thanks to Francisco from Arcis International, Wade and Jim from Commercial Task Force, Blaine from E3 Ranch Foundation, Michael and his crew from Kam Air, No One Left Behind, Samaritan's Purse, and Charmaine, Chris, Geno, John, Lori, Rob, Rudy & the Ground Team from The Nazarene Fund.

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There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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