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.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.