Do you answer ‘yes’ to these questions?

On radio this morning, Glenn delivered a passionate monologue about the men he most admires and the qualities they share. More often then not, Glenn looks up to people who have overcome adversity and battled through trial after trial. While bad things happen in life, the people who are able to pick up the pieces and use the experiences for good are the people who triumph.

“I was thinking over the holiday of writing a book about men I admire. I admire the men who have just trial after trial after trial in their life and become better and better men,” Glenn said. “Do the bad things in your life destroy you? Yes, for many people, they do. [When] bad things happen in your life, you make the choice: I cannot get out from underneath them, OR that is not going to define who I am.”

The way Glenn sees it the bad things that happen in life are what facilitate the good things that eventually follow.

“There is no success without failure. There is no success without pain. There is no success without making mistakes. I have made a ton of mistakes. I have had colossal failures in my life, but they don't define me because inside of each of those mistakes and inside each of those failures is a valuable lesson,” Glenn explained. “Lessons I ignored a good portion of my life because I was too busy whining… I was too busy getting bitter… And getting bitter was not the lesson. Getting bitter only led to more trouble.”

Gauging success is different for everyone, and it is not always clear what makes one person more successful than another. But Glenn asked the following questions to his listeners this morning, and he told them to answer them honestly:

  • Do you think you have it bad?  

“I want you to answer this question honestly, right now, in your own head. Say it out loud, if you are in the car by yourself,” Glenn said. “Do you have it bad? If you answered yes, then I can guarantee: You do.  If you said, no, then, brother, you don't.”

  • Do you think someone else deserves more than you do?  

“Answer it out loud. Do you think someone else deserves more than you do [because] then they do have ore than you,” Glenn reasoned. “I guess we should have asked: How do you define ‘more’? More money? More success? More happiness?  More fulfillment? What God are you worshipping? My God does not promise me success and riches. My God promises me happiness, peace, and fulfillment. That's all I need. That's all I want.”

  • Are you going to be successful?

“If you answer yes – you will be. If you answer, ‘Well, I don’t know a lot of things have to happen...’ Nope. If you answer, ‘Well I've got this one person on board…’ Nope. You won't be successful. It's about you. And it's about perspective,” Glenn said. “There is always going to be somebody out there that is going to be prettier, more handsome, taller, not quite as fat. You will always look at someone and want their humor, their hair, their face, whatever it is… But have you ever considered somebody looks at you and says, ‘I wish I had…’ Most people don’t think that.”

While we all probably admire someone else for various reasons, we often don’t stop and consider that people might admire us for a whole other set of reasons. There is something inside of each of us, and we must learn what it is and use it to the best of our ability.

“There is something in you, and you may not even see it… The people who you think are better [than you] don't have your experiences. They don't know what you know. They can't imagine what you imagine. You have a secret weapon that they don't. It's you. Keep it in mind. Keep it in your heart.”

The road to success will not be without its hurdles, but Glenn believes the more you trip and the more you fall, the stronger you become.

“You are going to trip. You are going to fall. The world is going to seem like it's absolutely stacked against you. And if you are really fortunate, it's going to seem like the world is stacked against you all the time,” Glenn said. “You will say to God, many times, ‘Can you cut me a break here. I'm doing my best. Can you cut me a break? What more do you want from me?’ That's what you will feel if you are really fortunate.”

“But with proper perspective and knowing the secret weapon you were born with, you, the miracle of you, you will make it. You will be happy,” he concluded. “I don't even say ‘trust me’ on this. I say: With the proper perspective on who you really are, with the right understanding of who you really are, I guarantee you will fulfill everything that you were supposed to fulfill. And you will be happy.’”

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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