This man had been drinking since six in the morning before reaching out for help. Glenn gave him the same advice that had saved his own life

Things got very serious and emotional on radio this morning when a caller reached out looking for answers. Ed, a listener from Massachusetts, called into the show looking for help and guidance in his struggle with alcoholism. Ed had just quit his job as a bus driver because his withdrawal symptoms had endangered the kids. Glenn, a recovering alcoholic himself, did his best to put Ed on the right path, discussing how faith helped save his life and asking Ed to get himself to an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting as soon as possible.

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"Well, yesterday I lost my job because I promised myself that I would never jeopardize the kids. I'm a school bus driver. So I told them that I was quitting," Ed said. "Because of my shakes, and I was withdrawing really bad."

Ed admitted he had been drinking since the early morning, and was already quite drunk when he called into the show.

"Do you want to be sober?" Glenn asked.

"God yeah. Oh, God, yes."

"Well, you won't make it without two things. You won't make it without God, and you won't make it without AA," Glenn said.

"Here's the thing, the whole God thing, that's what I was calling about. I don't know that I believe in God," Ed said.

"Neither did I. Neither did I," Glenn said. "In fact, when I was in exactly your same shoes where I was trying to hold my sobriety, I couldn't. And I read a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his nephew Peter Carr, and it got to religion. And he said to Peter: If you're going to be a man, these are the things you have to know. And when it comes to religion, above all things, fix reason firmly in her seat, and question with boldness even the very existence of God. For if there be a God, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear."

What Jefferson was trying to tell Peter was that if there is a God, you will find him but you have to want to find him and be willing to look for him everywhere. Glenn asked Ed to look at the seeming coincidences that led to Ed making it on to the air to have a conversation.

"Ed, do you know how few calls I take? How long have you listened to this program?" Glenn said. "Don't appreciate the phone screener. Don't appreciate me. Don't appreciate anything. It's not a coincidence. Out of all the phone calls that come in, out of all of the times, out of all of the days, your phone call comes in today, and I decide today I'm going to take phone calls, and you're on the air. That's not a coincidence."

"Everything in your life, Ed, is a message, and here's what the message is: God is your father, whether you recognize him or not. He's your father. You can dress him any way you want. You can make him look any way you want, but it doesn't change him, it only changes our access to him, if you will, but it doesn't change him. He is our dad, and he always will be our dad. And he loves us no matter what we do. And there's nothing in your life that has happened to you that he hasn't been there the whole time. No matter what -- no matter what it has been. No matter how bad it's been to you or no matter what how bad it was that you did, he was there. So he already knows. There's no hiding from him."

"I wish I was as strong as you," Ed said.

"Well, you will be, Ed, if you choose to be, one day you will be," Glenn said. "I love you. Get to an AA meeting today. Would you hang up the phone and get to an AA meeting today. Would you do that?"

"I will do that. Yes, I will," Ed said.

After Ed hung up to go get help, Glenn took a minute to talk to the audience about the struggles we all face everyday.

"You're struggling with whatever you're struggling with. And you're looking at everybody else and saying, how do they do it? The answer: They don't. We can't judge people because we don't know what's going on in their lives.

We don't know what others are struggling with. But the best thing that we can do is just admit to ourselves, I can't make it. I can't make it on my own. I can't make it on my own. I'm going to find a way, but I can't compare myself to others, and I'm not going to be perfect. And I need others. And I'm not going to look at everybody else and say, oh, wow, they're so perfect because they're not. Nobody is. They're all struggling. Every single one of us is struggling with something deep and powerful and we don't even know it. We just need to be there for each other."

"Life is a hospital. We are all patients. There is only one doctor."

God.

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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