‘You are out of gas’: Glenn shares the frank advice he recently received

There hasn’t been a lot of positive news to report on as of late. On radio this morning, Glenn tried to focus on some real world solutions to the problems that are afflicting each and every one us. Over the weekend, Glenn received some frank advice from a friend who recognized that Glenn is “out of gas” these days. What can we do refuel? The answer stems from spending more time with scripture.

Below is an edited transcript of the monologue:

Now let me give you the piece of advice you are probably not going to like that somebody gave me just this last weekend that is absolutely correct. And reason why he gave me this advice is because he knew I would know it's right. The question is whether I do it or not.

He said ‘Glenn, you are running on fumes, brother.’

And I said, ‘I know I am. I'm trying to change my life a bit.’

He says no, ‘I'm talking about spiritual fumes. You have put poison into your body for so long. Into your mind, you have put this hate. You have put all of the news stories, all this anger…’

I said, ‘I'm not reading hate. I'm reading things about hate. I am reading things to try to understand it. I'm reading the news.’

We've talked about it before. I feel, and I know you do too, you feel like you are watching your kid being slowly strangled. Our country is being strangled to death. Our way of life is being strangled to death. Our faith is being strangled to death. And we're watching it – a violent scene every day, and we talk about those things every single day.

He said, ‘How many hours a day are you focused on the things that are wrong in the world?’

I said, ‘My whole day.’

He said, ‘How many hours are you reading your scriptures?’

I said, ‘I don't know. I try to do half an hour, maybe an hour.’

He said, ‘You've got to drop everything else. You are out of gas. There's no way anyone can talk about love. There's no way that anyone can focus on doing the right thing, if you're not putting more in of that than the other – especially since you have depleted everything.’

Basically, you are what you eat. What are you eating every day? What is it we are eating every day? We are eating garbage. We are eating fast food, fast news. We're watching the Kardashians or whatever your release is because you want that release. I don't want to think anymore. Why are we addicted to everything? Why are we addicted either to drugs, to the Internet, to our cell phone, to Facebook, to virtual reality, games, whatever it is we are doing – why is it we are addicted to it? Because we just want to go numb for a while.

It's too hard. I'm tired. It's too hard. I don't know how to do it. That's my biggest frustration. I don't know how to do it. I don't know how to make it make sense. I don't know how to raise my children in this. I don't know how to make anything make sense. That's my biggest frustration, and that's the way I feel inside. Can you throw me a bone, please? I don't know how to do it.

My positivity has come from spending an hour a day with one book, and I know nobody wants to hear it because our churches have failed us. The people get up and preach to us – nobody wants to hear a preacher. Nobody wants to hear that crap because we don't think they actually mean it. We think that it's about money. It's about power. It's about control. It's about fame. It's about somebody selling another book. I know. I'm the guy who writes books and sells them like they are going out of style.

I get it. Quite honestly, I mean this sincerely, if I could – and I can, I just don't – I do things that I feel I am told to do. And I am told to stand, but everything in me says unplug it all. Unplug it all. Start over. Unplug it all. That's insane. That's insane. And I know the difference between me and Him. And that's me. That's me saying, ‘Unplug it all’ because I'm also at the same time saying ‘I don't know how to do what you want me to do.’

Here's what we have to do. We have to re-prioritize our lives. We have to start feeding ourselves good. We have to start feeding ourselves not junk food good… You are starving for anything that shows that we have a connection to each other, that there's decency and honor and love in the world, when nothing else matters. We get it from animals because we know animals aren't trying to sell us anything, so we accept it. And we are starving for it.

Come on, man, we all know eating McDonald's isn't good. You eat it when you're in a hurry and there's no other choice. No one says, ‘Where do you want to go tonight?’ ‘I don't know. We've been saving up. Let's go to McDonald's.’ You are doing through the drive-through because it is convenient and because it's fast. You are not going there because you need nutrition. You are going there because you need the basic sustenance. That's why you are going there. That's what that story is – the basic bottom line because none of us have time to get something good. We just have to have a little bit of it.

We have to find ways to go a little deeper than the sea lion story, but nobody wants to hear it from a preacher. You know how long I pray? I have prayed for the last three years, ‘Will you please help me like your book because I don't like your book. It's boring. I know you are the author, and I know it's really not the thing to say. It is the best-selling book of all time, but it's boring as snot and I don't understand it. Could you please help me like it?’

Three years I prayed. I finally like it. I love it. I love it. Now the question is: Will I make the time to spend two hours every day in that book. Think about how much time you spend on whatever it is. I'm telling you where the vitamins and minerals can be found. You will not be able to withstand the storm. Mark my words. My gosh, I know this is true. You will not be able to stand the coming storm without this. You will not be able to stand with love and honor and decency. You will not stand, unless you do this. Let's try to help each other do this.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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