The most important thing we can do is empower ourselves and others

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.

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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.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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