Glenn explains the simple answers to complex problems in a MUST WATCH monologue

I just want to talk to you here about the answers that are really, really simple. It’s not easy, but they are simple. Because our problems seem so complex, and I think that’s why everybody is having such a problem right now, because out of the day-to-day burdens, you know, some people are out of work, just going to the grocery stores, going to the grocery stores and seeing the price of food now, how much stress is that adding?

How much stress is that adding to already tough relationships or people who have addictions or just the guilt of life that washes over you? My gosh, it’s tough. Then you add on top of all of that stress, all of the national and global problems. You have unrest. You have war. You have disease. You have the division. I mean, the guy who is the nephew of the guy who died of the Ebola virus, he was black. He was on CNN and said if this would have been a white guy, they wouldn’t have let him die. Oh my gosh, you have got to be kidding me.

All of these things are happening right now, and they are so big, none of us can get our arms around. And it makes us feel small but in a bad way because sometimes it’s good to remember how small we really are. And I want to explain this. I think this is because we’ve stopped looking up.

We gather in our cities. We are surrounded by massive skyscrapers, monuments to man. And when I was in New York City just a couple of weeks ago, I was walking down the street, and I look up, and all these huge, huge buildings. And I was amazed at what man could do, but you don’t see anything other than planes, which another monument to man, you don’t see anything in the night sky because the lights of the city block everything out. Maybe you see the clouds, but that’s it.

But if we would just stop for a second and fix our eyes above the clouds, if we would look way up into the sky, and we would take the time to do what we used to do when we were kids and see the artistry, the canvas in the sky that is so grand and so vast, a brilliant masterpiece, something that we cannot get our arms around in a good way. Our cute little buildings pale in comparison. We look at our buildings, we’re like that’s nothing, look at what that is. And then you start to ask the hard questions.

This summer, I went camping with my kids at the ranch. I don’t know what it is, but, you know, we had warm, comfortable beds inside, but instead we went and put sleeping bags out on the ground. And we all smelled like smoke, and we all slept on a rock, but there was something good about it. And I think what’s good about it is that time sitting here cooking your food, smelling the smoke, and as the fire starts to go down, looking up and having conversations about the sky and then laying down in the sleeping bag at night and telling stories.

I mean, we told stories all night, and I told, you know, ghost stories all night like this. And being able to sit there and look up at the sky, eventually it becomes quiet, and it is humbling to look out into the universe and realize the earth is just a mere flicker in the sky to some planet even in our solar system, and humanity is just a tiny, tiny speck on that flicker.

Now you’re starting to feel small, but just wait, because when you see the planets, and they look so small, and you can identify the planets, when you compare the earth to the rest of the solar system, now you really start to feel small. I saw this this morning driving in. I saw this comparison and some of the pictures from the Hubble telescope, and I thought look at the earth compared to Saturn and Jupiter, okay? Now throw in the sun. Look at how small we are compared to the sun.

But even the sun is small when you look at another sun, Sirius, in another solar system in our galaxy. When you see our sun next to some of these other suns in our galaxy, you realize we are nothing, and what we see with our naked eye really is nothing. It’s scratching the surface.

Years ago, they launched something called the Hubble telescope, and it was put up there to get past all of the light pollution of the earth and really look up into the heavens. And it captures the images of the universe. It used an infrared camera recently to zero in on a very small space, a little area that’s right by the moon. There is the moon. You can see right next to it a little teeny area that appeared to be empty.

The area is one-tenth the size of the moon. So what could we find in the dark looking up in that little teeny space? Well, they took photographs of that tiny little area, and they zoomed deeper and deeper and deeper into the universe, deeper than anything ever before using an exposure time, leaving that camera open for 23 days, capturing as much light as they could. They captured color images, and then they began to really look at them.

The results are mind-boggling. Remember, this is an area that looks like it’s blank, a little empty space, even to the Hubble telescope, a sliver of the sky less than 1% of the size of the area of the moon. In that area, it actually contained 5,500 galaxies that we could see and count, not stars, galaxies, not solar systems, galaxies. Each of those little dots in that picture of the Hubble telescope, invisible to you and me, is the entire galaxy that contains billions of its own stars.

Look at how many galaxies there are, billions of stars and planets. One of the galaxies they found is so big that it contradicts the current scientific theory. They once said before they saw this a galaxy cannot be that big because it will just fly apart. This thing is absolutely enormous. They didn’t think it could even exist, yet it does. So even the very best minds in the world don’t have the answers. They don’t even have close to the answers, and yet we listen to them and build monuments to the men of the earth when really maybe we should spend more time in the dark by a fire with our kids looking up and pondering.

How many of these empty spaces are there? Imagine all that is just outside of the envelope of earth that we can discover—thousands more galaxies in each little sliver of space, trillions and trillions more stars. This is just one tiny empty space in the sky. Now we are beginning to feel how small we are. If the problems of the day make you feel small, oh, look up; get away from the cities and look up.

With every passing moment in the universe, it expands, which means we’re getting even smaller. We are small, but don’t mistake small for insignificant. We are also truly unique. There are so many things that divide us: color, language, race, income, you name it, whatever it is. When you think about it, we are in the most exclusive club in all of the universe. We’re humans. We’re earthlings. Life…out of trillions of stars and countless galaxies, to the date, we’re the only sign of life. There is nothing even close.

If we happen to find one of us, somehow or another we were transported onto one of these distant galaxies, can you imagine finding—I could meet President Obama. He would be out in space, and I suddenly join him there, and I’d be like, “My gosh, earthling…” We have everything in common.

Life is a ridiculously awesome miracle, and yet we don’t even notice that anymore. We don’t value life. With each passing day, we seem to devalue life, and we begin to believe our problems are so huge, they’re not even our problems. Our biggest problems in the world are still unbelievably small. And how many of us even get down—we never worry about the earth crashing into the sun.

I mean, you’ve got to be kidding me. If God can create all of this, if God can keep everything in order and built everything to stay in order, and none of us fly off the earth, the earth doesn’t spin out of control, how is it we don’t have faith that he could handle us making it to the next payday?

Life is a miracle. If you believe that some molecules just got together in some bowl of primordial soup, guess what, you may not believe in God, but you believe life is a miracle too because that’s even more miraculous than if a really smart something created us. The point is we have more in common than not. Why are we at each other’s throats right now? The bonds that bring us together are stronger than those that tear us apart.

If we would all just take the time to fix our gaze beyond the relatively feeble monuments to man and stop listening to those who seek to divide us, and if our voices are those divisive voices, we stop, maybe we can find a way back to each other. Minimum wage, income inequality, the name of a stupid football game, really? Republicans, Democrats, you’ve got to be kidding me.

We’re in the most unique club in the universe. Surely our existence amounts to more than what the minimum and maximum salary someone can earn is. Surely we can start to aim higher. Surely life is worth it.

I really truly believe as I spent the summer with my kids out by a fire a lot like this, except ours didn’t strangely have a yellow light bulb in it, and then when I went to New York, and I looked up in the sky that was covered by the lights of man, I really came to the conclusion that I think one of the reasons we can see the stars is they were placed in the sky to humble us, to remind us our huge problems are just tiny, tiny particles, easily handled by the one who spoke all of this into existence and to remind us to look up, because when we do, our solutions are very, very simple.

Just look past the buildings. Look beyond ourselves. Get the proper perspective on what really matters.

Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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