‘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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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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