Why is Glenn so angry?

Glenn has found himself particularly angry over the last few weeks, and this morning on radio, he tried to get to the bottom of his frustrations. He began by telling the story of four friends riding in a car on the freeway.

The story goes like this:

Four friends are riding in the car on the freeway. Just in front of them, there is a car in the left-hand lane. Suddenly it veers into their lane and nearly hits their car. Both cars swerve, screech, and then veer off onto the shoulder.

One the friends wants to get out of the car and “beat the snot” out of the guy in the other car. Another one of the friends is cursing up a storm. The third friend asks if everyone in the car is okay. And the fourth friend decides to get out of the car and make sure the other driver is okay.

Here is a story of four individuals who just experienced the exact same situation but react in four entirely different ways. So what is the moral of the story?

“Here's the truth of this story. The truth of this story and the way this works is guy number one and guy number two aren't really angry or mad at the other driver. Maybe a little bit, but that's not really where their reaction is coming from,” Glenn explained.

“Who are they really mad at? I don't know – their dad, their teacher, a boss who fired them one time. Those are all lies too, but that's who they really think that they're mad at... The driver of the other car gives them the excuse to vent their anger.”

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Glenn took a similar approach when considering the root of his own anger, explaining that it is ultimately a choice.

“Yesterday I was angry. I was really angry, and I couldn't take it anymore. And I wondered why. Because this president cannot make me angry, just like this president or another president could ever make me happy,” Glenn said.

“No one can ever make me happy without my permission. No one can ever make me mad without my permission. I choose. I need to do a better job of owning my stuff, owning my own anger, owning my own happiness because if you don't, somebody else owns it for you.”

Next time you find yourself thinking, Man, that person makes me really angry, really stop and consider the source of your frustration. Are you really angry at that particular individual? Or is it something deeper? To that point, Glenn asked the audience for their prayers.

“And may I suggest that you pray for me because I've got to start choosing more wisely and figure out: Am I angry at me? I tried to figure this out last night. Am I angry at me,” Glenn asked. “Maybe I'm angry at me because I let it happen, because I was stupid for all of these years. Am I angry at me because I've tried everything I can and I can't figure out a way to stop it… Am I angry that I have made mistakes in the last 10 years that have put me in the place to where I'm part of the problem and not part of the solution? Or am I just really pissed off at this Marxist in the White House? That could be [it].”

“I'm not sure [though] because we give [President Obama] far too much power in many ways, but emotionally we give him far too much power. We are angry a lot of the time,” he continued. “And I don't know how Gandhi did it. I don't know how Martin Luther King did it. I don't know how. I don't know how they did it, other than they were right in step with the eternal truths. And boy, man, I'm trying. I'm trying.”

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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