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.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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