Glenn: Change your outlook, change your life

The below is adapted from Glenn's monologue on radio today

I want to just explain something that is more of a personal note.

For the long‑term listeners and readers that are really trying to actually change their lives, I am convinced that we are the open‑minded ones and they are the closed‑minded ones.

How many things in your life have you changed in the last five years? How many things did you think you knew and your opinion has completely changed in the last few years? They try to say that we're closed‑minded, but we are the ones that have left the Republican Party. They are the ones that still bought in to the Democratic Party. And they bought into it hook, line, and sinker. And they still do. They still do. No matter how many times they're betrayed, no matter how many times their values are betrayed, they still hold on. So whatever. And I say this to the Republicans as well, those people who say "No, no, I'm telling you, John Boehner, he's my guy. Now that John Boehner is in charge, he..." Uh‑huh. How many times do they have to stick a fork in you?

I have learned, I think you have as well, that the answer does not come from Washington. The problem comes from Washington.

It's very easy to figure out what the problem is, but you have to change the language. You have to accept the true language and not the language that the progressives have given.

The progressives came in and they were exposed during the Woodrow Wilson administration because they became overzealous. They were exposed for what they were and so they had to change the Progressive Party, they changed the progressive name into liberal.

A classic "liberal" used to mean, and it does everywhere else in the world, that you are for small government, that you are for maximum freedom of the individual. Well, they had to change that. And so now we have been arguing conservative and liberal.

They're not liberals. They're progressives. And they are in both parties. And when somebody stands up and says "I'm fighting for you," if he's fighting for the Constitution and limited government, then he is fighting for you. But if he is fighting for expanded power over people's lives, he is not fighting for you, at least in the way that our understanding always has been.

What we all claim we want - and I know I want: Give me responsibility or give me death. Not just liberty. I'm not looking just for freedom. I am looking for personal responsibility that comes along with that freedom.

Now, we have given up on Washington, even though at the same time the ironic thing is we have never had more clout or power in Washington, I contend, for at least in my lifetime. We have real true constitutional watchdogs in congress and in the Senate, but we have given up, and we're starting now to pay attention to our own homes, which frightens me little bit because maybe we have not paid attention to our local issues as much as we need to because the progressives are busy taking over state by state and town by town. And you'll see it. And you'll see it but all the new regulations that your city is putting in. Those are all things to shackle a man.

But I have had an interesting summer for reasons that we'll get into some other point. I am going to change the way I work. We already have changed the way we work. I am going to focus more on the things that, quite honestly, bring me joy.

I have focused for so long on the things that have made me miserable. I have told you in the past ‑‑ and I know you feel exactly the same way ‑‑ that we have watched people kill the country we feel deeply about. Those on the left don't, but we do. We feel it's an exceptional place, and I feel as though I have seen a killer that I can identify, the progressive movement, and we have seen them lie their way into our child's bedroom every single night and smother it with a pillow. And every day we get up and we're like, "No, don't. No, no, he's a killer. He's trying to kill everything that you love. Don't. No, no. Will somebody listen?" And every night they come in.

This is what I feel like my job has been: To try to ring the bell. To warn you that there is somebody that's trying to smother everything that we hold dear and love and kill it. And we have watched them do it. And for the most part we feel at the end that they've been successful, and we haven't been.

That is not true.

But because of that feeling, I think that we have paid a real price in who we are. I know I have paid a price higher than I thought it was going to be, and I think my family was the next thing on that block. And I'm not going to pay that price. That is not a price that I will pay. I am just not willing to do it.

And so I am going to start focusing on the things that bring me joy, and Man in the Moon was the first step in that direction. And being able to lift people up.

The other day we had a woman in the audience.After the show we had the cameras go out and get comments from people and what they thought. This woman, she had I think blue hair or green hair. She was 20‑something, nose ring, and she didn't look like what anybody in the media would say is a Glenn Beck fan, but she was. And she said, "I just wanted to thank Glenn for giving me something and speaking the words that I didn't even know I needed to hear." She said, "Now I know. Tomorrow will be better. And I can make it. Because I'm the one writing the chapter. I'm the one writing the story." It was fantastic.

I started last week looking for music and everything else that is uplifting. We have always listened to, like, Christian music and stuff at the house, but that's not it. But for me, I want something else, and I want something fun, because I need to inject fun into my family life, while getting rid of all of the computer games and everything else.

Getting rid of electronics been a chore. But I have noticed a difference in my family since we turned the computers off. The computers are not allowed on while the kids are awake. I can go do my e‑mail and everything else when the kids go to sleep, but there are no games at all in the house. I mean, we took Wii away, everything. I made a rule: Anybody caught playing a game in this house, every computer and every electronic device in this house will go into the pool, and I mean it with everything in me.

I've already now seen the results of getting rid of it. It's good. You can still have the computer and everything else, but no video games. And we're just playing regular games as a family. And we have changed a few things. We're reading at dinner, we're reading our scriptures together and we're talking, we're playing a game right after dinner, after we all clean up every night. We're doing these things. And I've already seen a change.

The other thing I've done is I started trying to find songs  - and I'm going to find them in different periods, but right now I'm stuck in the Forties and the Fifties because the songs back then, especially during the Great Depression, were different.I contend that we haven't really seen anything like it since the 1960s.

Go back and listen to That's Life by Frank Sinatra. Really listen to the words of That's Life. What is that saying? "You know I've been up, I've been down, I've been a king, I've been a pawn, I've been everything. And every time I pick myself up again and I tell myself, that's life." Now, that's the exact opposite of what our society's teaching. You would hear that song on the radio today; I don't think anybody would pen those words anymore! But that's what made us great. You look at the words of Accentuate the Positive, or Swinging on a Star. You look. Look at the words. You want to swing on a star and carry moon beams home in a jar? Or would you rather be a pig? Listen to the words.

So I put together, I think there's 30 or 40 songs that I put together, and we have been playing them in the house for the last week. And I looked at my wife yesterday and I said, "You notice a difference in the house?". I have.

I want you to go on a journey with me. I want you to try an experiment. And this isn't for everybody, but if you are tired of being sick and tired, change your attitude. I want you to say these words:

1) I am healthy

2) I am happy

3) I am an unstoppable force as I do His will.

I am a partner with the infinite, and as He tells me what to do, I am unstoppable.

You start putting positive in yourself because we have put enough poison into ourselves. This society is poison.

You change just your home and what you pour into your head every day. I've only done it for a week now, and I'm telling you there's a huge difference. A huge difference. Pour it into yourself. Do an experiment. See if it changes your outlook.

You change your outlook, you'll change your life.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis "Beto" O’Rourke's disgusting and obviously-staged political stunt during a press conference about the Ross Elementary School massacre is just another of the many ways that prove the man is "human trash," Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere agreed on the radio program Thursday.

"Beto is human trash. He is scum. He is the scum of the earth, the lowest form of humanity our society can produce," Stu said in response to a video clip of O'Rourke heckling Gov. Greg Abbott in the middle of an update on the tragic mass killing in Uvalde. "This was obviously staged from the beginning ... clearly planned. Even CBS News pointed it out it was blatantly a staged event. And this guy [O'Rourke], because he wants more power and more money, decided that this event was about him. He wanted to make the [deaths] of 19 children and teachers all about Beto O'Rourke because he is human scum. He is the worst form of life imaginable on this Earth."

Democrats like O'Rourke have been quick to use the tragic deaths of 19 children to advance their own pro-gun law political agendas, particularly "red flag" laws that would empower courts to take guns away from "potentially dangerous" people

"You want a solution? Stop selling AR-15s in the state of Texas. You want a solution? Have universal background checks. We don't have them. You want a solution? Red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders, which stop a shooting before it happens," O'Rourke shouted after being escorted out of the press conference.

Glenn wasn't buying O'Rourke's "righteous indignation," especially as his own resurfaced writings qualify as the "ultimate red flag for any red flag law." As a teen, O'Rourke wrote about hacking, overthrowing the government, and, most disturbingly, murdering children by running over them with his car.

Glenn read an excerpt from a fiction O'Rourke wrote when he was 15 years old:

[O]ne day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

"Dangerous, right? Nothing good's going to come of this. According to Reuters, those are the teenage writings of Beto O'Rourke," Glenn said. "The state of Texas should be very aware and not allow [O'Rourke] to buy a gun because of this. This guy, this guy, and his righteous indignation — give it a rest, bud. Give it a rest."

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Texas AG Ken Paxton says gun laws are NOT the answer, urges schools to arm teachers

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In the wake of the unspeakably grievous mass murder at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, many on the left are calling for increased gun control measures, but without specifying exactly what legislation could have prevented the horrifying event. Attorney General Ken Paxton says gun laws are not the answer. He joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail specific measures he believes could stop similar school atrocities in the future: arming teachers.

Paxton told Glenn that Texas has already put laws in place that allow schools to opt in to training and arming teachers as either a marshal or under the guardian program.

"We passed laws when I was in the Texas Senate, I think it was 2013, that would have helped greatly. There's no way that law enforcement can get to every location as fast as they would need to," Paxton said.

Glenn interjected, "I'll tell you, I went to a school where my son was playing football ... and there were signs all over. 'Beware. Teachers are armed. We take the Second Amendment and the protection of our students seriously.' It was so clear — not doing anything here. That's the way to do it."

"Yes," Paxton agreed. "I think that's the way it should be. I mean, these people [shooters], they know they're safe, at least until law enforcement gets there, to accomplish their goals. And we're going to keep seeing this happen until we decide as a state ... to protect these kids," he added.

"It's ridiculous for the Biden administration to suggest that this kid who decided to violate the murder laws would [think], 'Oh. Wait a minute, there's a gun law. I can't do this. I wouldn't violate gun laws.' It's law-abiding citizens that follow the law," Paxton continued. "Second, we have a fentanyl crisis that the Biden administration has presumably invited and we've had over 100, 000 people that overdosed and died from fentanyl. [...] Why isn't the Biden administration so concerned about the hundred and something thousand people that died from overdoses because they opened up the border and allowed fentanyl to come across?"

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In the wake of the horrific Buffalo shooting, the left-wing media tried to paint all conservatives as subscribers to “replacement theory” — the idea that immigrants are taking over to such an extent that they will destroy white Western civilization. Of course, no serious conservative believes in this ugly, racist, dangerous ideology, but there is a ton of ACTUAL replacement going on, and it has nothing to do with immigration or racism.

What we saw yesterday in Uvalde, Texas, is more dark horrific evidence of the only replacement theory that ultimately matters because it affects everything. We’ve replaced God in society. Glenn argues it’s why gun control is ultimately useless — even though he completely understands our human impulse to DO something. While our culture has replaced God for rot, the Biden White House and Democrats are also working overtime to replace key elements of American political, legal, economic, and cultural life.

BlazeTV host Mark Levin of “LevinTV” tells Glenn why Media Matters' latest hit job on him over his Uvalde coverage is pathetic. “Stop pushing God out of the public square” is not a radical concept to help prevent evil from taking hold in our schools. He also takes on the Democrats’ attempts to destroy the Supreme Court, voting rights, and the separation of powers.

BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey of “Relatable” tells Glenn why she believes the Uvalde shooting reveals how we are failing young men in this country and what we must do to stop the replacement theory that threatens to keep an entire generation from becoming a benefit to society.

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Glenn Beck addressed the incomprehensibly tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on the radio program Wednesday, saying it's time to stop with the politics, from both sides, and focus on healing a nation that is tearing itself apart.

"It pains me to think about the political garbage that has happened in the last 12 hours," Glenn began. "I believe that we are on the verge of losing our nation, and the reason why we're about to lose our nation is the same reason some kid walked into an elementary school and shot and killed people. It's not the guns ... it's our society."

Glenn called the tragedies plaguing our nation' —kids shooting kids, committing suicide, dying from fentanyl, joining gangs, and suffering from depression and loneliness — are symptoms of a greater sickness.

"Where's the value of human life? The hatred that is being poured down our throats, the class division, the racism — make no mistake, it is intentional," he stated. "The best way to destroy a nation is to cut it apart. ... In our society, where are the ethics? What are ethics? It's your truth versus my truth. There is no absolute truth. And in a world where there is no truth, who gets to be God? Well, it depends on which group you're in I guess."

Glenn said America’s underlying problem is "a rotting in our soul" and until we "live in a nation that is willing to even recognize that there is something bigger than the self, and it has nothing to do with government, we'll never fix this problem."

"Let's not make this about Democrats and Republicans. Let's just make this about what the hell is going on because everything in our society is falling apart," he said. "And until you're willing to have that conversation, the rest of it is bullcrap."

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