Labor Day message from Glenn

Hello America,

Hard to believe it’s Labor Day already. I don’t know about you, but time seems to be moving in hyper-lapse speed - one little blink and summer is already in the rear view mirror. I know this weekend is generally reserved for kicking back and hanging with family, and I plan to do that. But I’m also gearing up because there is much work to do.

We start the new season of The Glenn Beck Program when I return tomorrow, and we have a ton of projects we’re hard at work on. Most of that work is focused on the path forward. In fact, you’ll see our first new project unveiled on Monday, September 8, when Dana moves to five nights a week as part of TheBlaze’s new fall lineup.

There is some serious heavy lifting to be done, and most of it will be in the form of coming to grips with the reality of how we must move forward. It is so tempting to fall into the old patterns that have gotten us nowhere. Sure, it feels pretty darn good to unleash on ridiculous progressive arguments - but that cannot be the only thing we offer. Yes, the truth must continue to be told. And, yes, that will sometimes take the form of picking apart the fatal flaws of progressivism. But is that enough? Is simply pointing out the log in another’s eye really going to rally people to our cause? We’ve tried that approach, and it’s only brought more division.

No conversion story – whether it be religious, political or otherwise – ever starts with it all began when I lost an argument. If you truly want to win hearts and minds, ‘winning’ the argument simply isn’t going to get the job done. We have to find a better approach, and that’s what I’m in the process of pinning down. I don’t know what it looks like exactly, but I have seen flashes of it. What I do know is that the common thread must be mercy. We will continue to demand justice and hold the corrupt accountable, but we must be quick to showmercy to those in need.

Mercy is more powerful than any verbal argument could ever be. Jesus himself made (obviously) many great and logical arguments. But he was also healing the sick, feeding the hungry, and comforting those in mourning. He did so many things like this, in fact, that if it had all been written down “the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”

We are to teach the truth and correct principles, but we can’t do that at the expense of actually living out those principles. How do we live them out? Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. What does that look like, exactly? Glad you ask. I saw the perfect example last weekend in Ferguson, Missouri with the local Tea Party there.

As angry protesters were busy looting and trashing local businesses, the St. Louis Tea Party staged a ‘BUYcott’ aimed at helping the businesses harmed by the violence. One local business owner was shocked to learn the people helping were from the Tea Party. Their genuine act of mercy and kindness shattered every myth this shop owner had ever heard about the so-called racist and heartless Tea Party. His heart was literally changed on the spot because everything he thought he knew was just proved wrong. That one act of mercy and kindness did more than a thousand of the best arguments ever could.

That is how we win – and I don’t mean ‘we’ as in ‘Republicans.’ I mean ‘we’ as in Americans, as humans.

That’s what we’ve been reduced to. We’re just pawns in their power game. We’ve all been duped to varying degrees - constantly drawn into false choices.

I refuse to be a pawn in the progressive game of the left - and especially of the right.

I refuse to be placed in a category and pitted against my neighbor.

I will demand justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God.

These are God’s values and the values I have been trying to follow since the day I first believed. I haven’t always been the best at putting them into practice, but it’s never too late to saddle up and try again. Following these values will not always make me popular, but I’m okay with that because popularity is a fruitless goal. If everyone always agrees with you, chances are you have never stated your true beliefs or, worse, you have violated them.

If pursuing this path causes me to lose whatever popularity I have, so be it. I’d rather lose everything and keep my soul than gain everything and lose it.

Although I’m confident I will stumble in this pursuit, I hope you will walk with me anyway. There is much work to do - many hands and feet are needed.

Enjoy this day of rest. I will see you tomorrow at 9am ET.

Laus Deo,

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Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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