Tonight on TV, Glenn opened the show discussing a personal epiphany he had over the weekend. While TheBlaze will continue to be a daily source of news and information, Glenn said that the network and his show would also be a place for empowerment. Sometimes that means personal empowerment, and other times Glenn and TheBlaze will provide viewers, listeners, and readers with the tools to empower others.
Glenn specifically looked to Jesus as an inspiration, especially if you look at the story of Jesus through the eyes of the people who lived during his time on Earth. During Jesus's time on Earth, he didn't focus on politics or economics or anything else - he focused on helping others and empowering them, and that is the approach that Glenn plans to take going forward as well.
You know, some of the things that we have done in the past, I want to talk to you about, because you’re going to find these things honestly, you’re going to “duh,” but for me, it’s been kind of a big deal and has been really hard. It’s been a hard four years for me because I haven’t understood exactly what I was doing or what I was supposed to do, and in the coming weeks I’ll explain it a little bit.
Maybe we’ll just do a show just on this, but I haven’t understood because quite honestly I was overthinking things. And you know, when we first started this network, we did Being George Washington. And I did that, and I did that with, you know, my son. And we took it seriously, but I have to revisit that myself. And I want to talk to you about some of these things.
This network and this show, we’re going to be a source of information and news and everything else, but the most important thing we can do is empower people, for me to empower myself, empower you, and you to empower yourself and others.
I think you’ve seen this kind of coming in a way. We’ve had Srinivas Rau on, Malcolm Gladwell, Mike Rowe, and if you’ve been paying attention, you notice that the theme has been for the last month or so that don’t believe all the old posters of the past, you know? Everything that you think you knew is not true anymore, and don’t believe anyone who tells you that there are giants you cannot defeat, that Goliath is too big for you.
If I asked the world who is the biggest revolutionary in the world, I guess Americans might say it was Thomas Paine or Sam Adams. Some might think of Che, but I’d fall closer into the categories of MLK and Gandhi and mainly the one they based their lives on, the original revolutionary, I think, the one who really changed the world.
If you go back, and you look, and this is where I’ve been in the last month. I’ve really been trying to look at some things from the point of view of the people who lived it at the time. And if you go back to those original revolutionary days, the people in ancient Israel expected a warrior king. If you look at the Middle East, Muhammad was a warrior, you know, riding on his horse and riding into battle. If you look at the Middle East even now, all the biggest icons are warriors.
That’s why the revolutionary, forget about all the Bible stuff, just as a person, that’s why the Jesus character is so important, because he stands alone as the oddball. But the people of his day expected him to be a warrior, and I think that’s why some of them were shouting for his death because they knew he wasn’t going to do it. He wasn’t going to be a warrior king.
It’s easy to read his story now and see him from the perspective of what we now understand or what the writers of the Scriptures even said, but I don’t want you to look at him that way. I want you to look at him through the eyes of the people back then.
I wrote this, in fact why don’t you bring the camera in here for a second. I wrote this this weekend, and I want to show you this. What was he really all about? He did not worry about politics. He never worried about the economy. He never worried about his popularity, ever. The regional politics, it was like the Democrats and the Tea Party today.
The people who were poor, yeah, there were people who were poor, and they were sick. You don’t think people worried about their health care coverage? What do you think the pools of Bethesda were? But I don’t see any words where he’s talking about high taxes or politics or popularity or poles or reelection or anything. He never talked about you know, if I say this, is this going to hurt my business? He never talked about politically correct stuff, none of that.
So what did he do? He empowered people, empowered people. And one of the things he said that strikes me because everybody skips it, you know, paraphrasing here, he says, you know, hey, you know, I’ve seen some pretty cool stuff, huh? Right? Greater things than these you will do. What’s he saying? He’s empowering everybody around him. He is telling them you have the power.
I made a list of these things this weekend, and the things that he did and didn’t do, the things that we’re always talking about every day. He never talked about people, about anything that we are doing. Here’s what he did talk about. He loved his enemies. He taught truth. He lived truth. He helped others to live peaceful lives. He empowered others. He spoke only of what his father told him to tell you. He comforted. He lifted up. He mourned, and he healed others.
That’s it, tell people love each other. Tell people to believe and believe in themselves. Tell people to have faith, hope, and charity. The reason why he was the biggest revolutionary of all is because he changed everything. And it dawned on me this weekend, what makes us think that that won’t work again?
If I may, Occupy Wall Street is paying off people’s loans. What do you think that is? The Golden Dawn Party is now buying people food. In Greece, they’re going door to door, providing food. Well, where do you think they got that idea? Why do they think that will work? Because it worked before. It works every time. But they will fail because their purpose is politics. That’s not what it’s supposed to be, and that’s not what our purpose can be or should be.
I wanted to take just a second before we get into the real show tonight to try to tell you that I’d like to take you on a journey with me over the next couple of months, and I don’t know where it’s going to take us. I don’t know, but I need to be a much better man than I am. I will tell you that I’m a shell of the man of who I need to be and who I want to be, and I will bet you that in your honest hours, you would say the same. I know I can do better. I know I can be better, and I know I have to.
The enemies of man’s freedom are doing everything they can right now to tell everyone you have to go through me. You’re incapable of doing things yourself. You need permits, and you need handouts. You need our help. We have to be the beachhead of the exact opposite message. That’s what I wrote in this journal. That’s it.
The world’s greatest revolutionary only empowered people. That is my goal. That has to be the goal of this show through education, information, through every means possible to empower ourselves, for us to empower you, and to remind you at all times that you hold all the cards. You hold all the keys. You have absolutely everything you need to accomplish whatever it is you set out to do, especially in today’s world, but people don’t understand that.
I spoke to…oh, I don’t even know. Joe, how many people were at that meeting on Friday? I bet there was 150 people there. They were all people from State Houses from all over the country, and I told them do you realize how freaked out the authoritarians are because of technology? That’s why they’re trying to grab it all. They know if they don’t control technology, they lose.
Just look at business. Business, you can print a T-shirt and sell it on the other side of the world, and you can do it that fast. Globally I can do whatever it is I love, and I can do business in my underpants in my mom’s basement if I have to. The world has changed. So have we. But we have to do more, and it begins with recognizing who we are, what we need to be, and empower ourselves and everyone else we know.