Glenn: It's time to start focusing on principles and faith, not politics and religion

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So this morning, I came in and, quite honestly, my heart was full of anger this morning. My heart was full of anger because I'm tired of religion. I'm really, really tired of religion.

Let me say this: We used to say don't talk about religion and politics. It always leads to trouble. May I suggest that that is something we really need to consider again. We shouldn't be talking about religion and politics. Glenn, you're on a radio show, you don't talk about politics. We talk about principles.

The problem with politics and the same with religion, everybody uses it as a game to win.

I'm winning for my religion. My religion is right. Your religion is wrong. You don't know. You're a bunch of sinners. You're going to hell. Oh, my gosh, you're deceiving. Shut up.

It is our understanding of religion - if we really understand our religion and we really actually practice our religion, maybe we're going to be okay. But religion is really important because it defines our doctrines and it defines what is it that we believe and it helps us live our faith. But if we start concentrating just on our religion and not our faith.

Remember, religion is to help us live our faith. The same thing with politics.

I hate politics. I hate politicians. Why? Because they've forgotten the principles that actually the parties used to stand for something. I honestly don't know if they ever did. But in principle, they were supposed to stand for something. And those things helped you further what you believed in.

But now, it's all about the win. Now it's either just about baptism. I got to win. I got to win. I get to get you into the waters. Come to my church. Your church is bad. My church is good. What? You got to stop voting for the Republicans. You got to vote for the Democrats because we care about children, we care about poor. We care about this. You guys don't care about that. No, you don't care about that. We care about the poor. We care about the people down at the bottom. You're hurting those. --  Shut up both of you.

What are your principles? What is your faith? Those things we can unite on: principles. Those things will heal the world: principles and faith. But we all spend too much time watering the weeds. You water the weeds and expect flowers to grow? Flowers are not going to grow. We're watering the weeds.

Every plant, every thing that wasn't planted by God - meaning, everything that doesn't fall in line with universal principles, universal truths - will be uprooted. You don't need me to do it. I don't need to go out and uproot it. I feel like I'm too small. I can't effect anything.

I was talking to Dan one of our writers this morning in the hallway before I came in. I said, people write to me, and they Facebook me, they tell me thank you so much for what you're doing. I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know what I'm doing. I'm no different than you, you don't know what you're doing. We're doing the best we can. We just get up and then we do it again tomorrow. That's what we're doing. We're all doing the best we can.

And all of us are made to feel insignificant. All of us are made to feel like we're not making a difference that we'll never make it.

You won't make it unless you play the games, unless you water the weeds.

 

Why?

You won't make it unless you vote for this person. You won't make it unless you go to this church and you adhere to this doctrine, not that doctrine, this doctrine.

What?

What are the things that are essential, essential for me to be able to make it? What are those things? Because I will bet you that we agree on 99.9%  on those things when you strip the label off it. Republican, Democrat. This church and that church. Forget about politics and religion. Let's talk about faith and principles. When we strip off the labels off them. And you were talking to an alien [because[ the only person you would trust now is some alien that you thought, okay, well, they don't have an agenda. They don't really know. So you would answer an honest question.

Everybody else: Well, what do you think? These politicians now on the campaign trail: Do you agree with what the president has done? Do you agree with his policies or not? It's a yes-or-no question. Give it to me. Yes or no, do you agree or not?

I know that there are subtleties. I know there are things that you will agree and disagree. Yes or no, on the whole, do you agree or don't you agree?

The Republicans: I don't agree! I don't agree! Of course, because they have to say that because of the way it looks. Because we have signaled that we have an attention span, and I'm not kidding you, an attention span four seconds shorter than that of a goldfish.

And so you can't say, well, I actually disagree with him. I do disagree on these things. We can't, because all the sound bite is, I don't agree with him. I do agree with him.

And the other reason they don't answer that question is because they don't have the balls to answer that question. They're not willing to actually suffer the consequences of what they believe in because they're about politics and not policies. They're about religion and not faith.

So as I sit down this morning and I'm going over all the things that we can talk about today, I see the real important things. The shootings up in Ottawa. What's happening to us? You know what's happening to us. You know what's happening to us. We have been infiltrated. There are those who believe in the radical teachings of psychopaths. Psychopathic Islam. Radical Islam? No. Psychotic and psychopathic Islam. Let's start being a little more clear. They're not radicals. They're psychopaths. They're here.

Last night if you happened to watch 'For the Record', you saw they're here. They're in Boston. We're telling the story of the Boston imams and the Boston mosque and the Boston council of Islamic relation or whatever the hell that is. Nobody up in New England wants to tell this story. Nobody in the press has the courage to tell this story except a few.

Most Americans don't have the courage to look at the story. Why? Because I can't do anything to change it.

That what you gaze upon, you become. Are we watering flowers or are we watering the weeds?

Nobody ever says if you have cancer, you know what you need to do, go home and concentrate cancer. What you can do is concentrate on cancer and where exactly it's eating at you. What I would do is spend all your time reading about cancer.

Laugh. Live life. Concentrate on the positives. You want to think about cancer? Concentrate on how it is being eaten and destroyed by you, not that it's eating you. That you're eating it.

Are we doing that as a people? Are you doing that as a person? I sure the hell am not.

We bring you stories of cancer. Instead, we need to bring stories of how cancer is being destroyed and eaten and how it's being eaten and that there is hope on the horizon. And more importantly than those stories that show the cancer being eaten, stories that just are good. Stories that are uplifting. Stories that you unite us, don't divide us. Faith over religion. Principles over politics. Those stories.

You know, the days when everything was grass fed. In the days when nothing was manufactured. You went out and you killed it, and then you ate it. Couldn't eat certain animals.

So here comes this carpenter. He's a carpenter. You're a carpenter, do you even know how to read and write? Let me tell you what the law is. The law is: You don't eat these things. And the carpenter says, you know, it's not really the things that you eat that destroy and defile you. It's not the things that go in your mouth, it's really the things that go out of your mouth that defile you.

What a condemning statement that is. What a condemning statement that is for those feminists that absolutely jumped the shark. Feminism is over. Mark it down. It was the six years old dressed as princesses being taught how to say the F word. That's jumping the shark. That's the end of feminism. What woman looks at little girls and says, that's right. No woman worth her salt. No mother wants to be a part of that. That's anger.

Why do men generally, why are they the ones who say go to war? Because we're the ones who are much more prone to anger. Look at what the feminist movement has done. It is not what's going in, it's what's coming out that's defiling them.

So I'm talking to Pat and we're sitting here. And we're like, okay, what do we talk about then? What do we talk about today?

There's a lot. But if I believe my faith, if I want to practice my faith, then I better watch what comes out of my mouth.

I better have the faith that says: Anything that God hasn't planted is going to be uprooted.

Not because of me. I mean, I will be involved. He uses our hands, our backs, our bodies, our brains. He didn't just put prescription bottles down in the ground with antibiotics. That is a miracle from God, but he used us to develop it.

But as I look at the world and what is happening and to be able to point the fingers and say, you want that to happen here? What happened in Ottawa is coming here. You know it and I know it. It's coming here.

We can ring the bell. But pointing the fingers, I'm not sure isn't watering the weeds.

And before I went on the air, I opened up my favorite book and read this: Let them alone. Let them alone. They're blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, they're both going to end up in a ditch. Leave them alone.

Let's not end up in a ditch. They're blind. They're blind. And they're leading the blind.

Let's talk about principles. Let's talk about faith. And maybe, we should listen to our parents and what they taught us.

Don't talk about politics or religion because nobody wants to hear it. It only leads to arguments.

Faced with an oppressive government that literally burned people at the stake for printing Bibles, America's original freedom fighters risked it all for the same rights our government is starting to trample now. That's not the Pilgrim story our woke schools and corporate media will tell you. It's the truth, and it sounds a lot more like today's heroes in Afghanistan than the 1619 Project's twisted portrait of America.

This Thanksgiving season, Glenn Beck and WallBuilders president Tim Barton tell the full story of who the Pilgrims really were and what we must learn from them, complete with a sneak peek at the largest privately owned collection of Pilgrim artifacts.

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Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, admitted she wants to fight climate change by bankrupting coal, oil, and gas companies. Alarmingly, Biden's U.S. special climate envoy, John Kerry, seemed to agree with Omarova when he said "by 2030 in the United States, we won't have coal" at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this month. But that could end in massive electrical blackouts and brownouts across the nation, BlazeTV host Glenn Beck warned.

Carol Roth, author of "The War On Small Business," joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain what experts say you can do now to prepare your family for potential coming power outages.

"It's interesting. Usually when I go out and talk to experts in areas that are not 100% core to my area of expertise and I say, 'I would like to give you credit.' Usually I get, 'OK, here's how you credit me.' But everyone is like, 'No, no. Let me tell you what happened, just don't use my name.' And this is across the country," Roth said. "This isn't just a California issue, which obviously [California] is leading the nation. But even experts out of Texas, people who are monitoring the electric grid are incredibly concerned about brownouts or blackouts now, already. So forget about 2030."

"You want to have a backup source of power," she continued. "Either a propane, diesel, or combo generator is something that you're going to want to have. Because in a state, for example like Texas, I'm told that once the state loses power, it will take a minimum of two weeks to restore plants back to operations and customers able to use grid power again. So, this isn't something that we've got nine years or whatever to be thinking about. We should be planning and preparing now."

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This year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebrated by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag allies in 1621. Tragically, nearly half of the Pilgrims had died by famine and disease during their first year. However, they had been met by native Americans such as Samoset and Squanto who miraculously spoke English and taught the Pilgrims how to survive in the New World. That fall the Pilgrims, despite all the hardships, found much to praise God for and they were joined by Chief Massasoit and his ninety braves came who feasted and celebrated for three days with the fifty or so surviving Pilgrims.

It is often forgotten, however, that after the first Thanksgiving everything was not smooth sailing for the Pilgrims. Indeed, shortly thereafter they endured a time of crop failure and extreme difficulties including starvation and general lack. But why did this happen? Well, at that time the Pilgrims operated under what is called the "common storehouse" system. In its essence it was basically socialism. People were assigned jobs and the fruits of their labor would be redistributed throughout the people not based on how much work you did but how much you supposedly needed.

The problem with this mode of economics is that it only fails every time. Even the Pilgrims, who were a small group with relatively homogeneous beliefs were unable to successfully operate under a socialistic system without starvation and death being only moments away. Governor William Bradford explained that under the common storehouse the people began to "allege weakness and inability" because no matter how much or how little work someone did they still were given the same amount of food. Unsurprisingly this, "was found to breed much confusion and discontent."[1]

The Pilgrims, however, were not the type of people to keep doing what does not work. And so, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery."[2] And, "after much debate of things" the Pilgrims under the direction of William Bradford, decided that each family ought to "trust to themselves" and keep what they produced instead of putting it into a common storehouse.[3] In essence, the Pilgrims decided to abandon the socialism which had led them to starvation and instead adopt the tenants of the free market.

And what was the result of this change? Well, according to Bradford, this change of course, "had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been."[4] Eventually, the Pilgrims became a fiscally successful colony, paid off their enormous debt, and founded some of the earliest trading posts with the surrounding Indian tribes including the Aptucxet, Metteneque, and Cushnoc locations. In short, it represented one of the most significant economic revolutions which determined the early characteristics of the American nation.

The Pilgrims, of course, did not simply invent these ideas out of thin air but they instead grew out of the intimate familiarity the Pilgrims had with the Bible. The Scriptures provide clear principles for establishing a successful economic system which the Pilgrims looked to. For example, Proverbs 12:11 says, "He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread." So the Pilgrims purchased land from the Indians and designated lots for every family to individually grow food for themselves. After all, 1 Timothy 5:8 declares, "If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

We often think that the battle against Socialism is a new fight sprouting out of the writings of Karl Marx which are so blindly and foolishly followed today by those deceived by leftist irrationality. However, America's fight against the evil of socialism goes back even to our very founding during the colonial period. Thankfully, our forefathers decided to reject the tenants of socialism and instead build their new colony upon the ideology of freedom, liberty, hard work, and individual responsibility.

So, this Thanksgiving, let's thank the Pilgrims for defeating socialism and let us look to their example today in our ongoing struggle for freedom.

[1] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

[2] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[3] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 134.

[4] William Bradford, History of Plymouth Plantation (Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1856), 135.

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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